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        A Synopsis of the British Fuci.

      London: Sold by J. White and T. Longman, Printed by F. Bush, Yarmouth. 1802.. First and only edition, 2 vols., small 8vo, xlvi, 189, [1]; [3], 194-400pp., both title-pages with a presentations inscription from the author to the Rev. I. G. Spurgeon, text slightly browned, engraved armorial bookplates of the Rev. Spurgeon, marbled endpapers, cont. half red morocco, marbled boards, spines a little darkened but a very nice sets.This is Dawson Turner's first separately published work, most of Turner's books were issued in small numbers, some being distributed only to friends. In reality, this is a general history of the plants, comprising not only of full and accurate descriptions of each species, but what had been published to elucidate this obscure subject, with critical remarks on those former writers. Scarce.

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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

      London: printed by V. Griffiths, published by J. & T. Carpenter and others, [No date, plates dated 1802 but watermarked 1801-1808, text 1801]. Quarto. (13 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint additional title, 24 aquatint plates and plans, each printed in a single colour: black, dark brown, bistre or blue. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with border of single gilt roll, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat tooling in gilt with pointillé work (joints rubbed). A beautifully illustrated work, mostly in the neo-Gothic style, from one of the great architectural draughtsmen of the late-18th century. This valuable work begins with an essay by Malton 'Reflections on the necessity and advantage of temporary retirement' - 'The wise, the virtuously independent, who prefer the pure and tranquil retirement of the country, to the foetid joys of the tumultuous city, are they who take the most likely means to enjoy that blessing of life, happiness' (p.ii). This is followed by an introduction in which he recommends the smaller house or 'villa' as against a single very large mansion. 'Many families have been either ruined, or greatly hurt by a madness for building magnificent houses, in town or country, which have too often proved the tombs of the most substantial riches, and have soon passed into the hands of strangers' (p.9).The final section gives explanations of the fine plates, beginning with a definition of the 'rural retreat' or villa: 'A Villa, may be defined, the country retreat of a nobleman or gentleman. Its character is elegance, and its situation should be retired. A Villa should not be of great extent ... It should be capable of accommodating a few chosen friends with ease and comfort; wherefore it should possess every requisite convenience for domestic felicity. Its contour should be uniform, and distinguished by unadorned beauty of form, or by just distribution of chaste ornament' (p.15). James Malton, was the son of Thomas Malton (1726-1801) and the younger brother of Thomas Malton Jr. (1748-1804). The whole family worked as architectural draughtsmen, but also specialised in different but related areas: Malton senior was noted for his work on the theory of perspective and pure geometry, Thomas Malton Jr. became well-known as a teacher (J.M.W. Turner wrote 'My real master was Tom Malton) and for his highly accurate drawings of London, whilst James was evidently keen to secure work as a practising architect: 'Mr. Malton would furnish an estimate of the cost that would be incurred in Building not only any design of this collection, but any other design of his he might make; and would enter into contract for the just execution thereof ' ('advertisement' page following the title) Abbey Life 35; Archer 196:1; Prideaux p.343; RIBA, III, 2015

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        Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Years 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German. In two Volumes. With many coloured Vignettes, Plates and Maps. 2 Vols.

      London, A. Strahan, 1802-03. 4to. Bound in 2 fine later half calf in old style, raised bands, title-labels in leather with gilt lettering. 2 minor stains to spines. A small stamp to verso of title-page and verso of last leaf. XXIII,-(1) Errata, 552; XXX, (2) Errata,-523 pp. and 52 fine engravings (25 stipple-engravings, 27 stipple-engravings with aquatint), of these 47 are hand-coloured and many double - or triple- page and folded. 29 fine vignettes in stipple-engraving, mostly hand-coloured. 4 maps (one of the maps numbered as plate). Printed on good paper, wide-margined, a few margins with small brownspots, a few leaves with faint offsetting from plates. A fine clean copy.. First English edition, translated from the German edition of 1799-1801. The fine plates are copied from the German edition, and they were used again some eight years later in John Stockdale's "Costumes of the Russian Empire" from 1811.The famous work by Pallas, a member of the Russian Academy, is one of the two major scientific expeditions at this time in Russia, and Pallas here gives a detailed description of the Crimean flora and fauna, mineralogy, mountains, and salt lakes and the ancient cave towns. - Abbey No 222. - Tooley No 357."Between 1793 and 1794, Pallas led a second expedition to southern Russia, visiting the Crimea and the Black Sea. He was accompanied by his daughter (by his first wife who had died in 1782) and his new wife, an artist, servants and a military escort. In February 1793 they travelled to Saratov and then downriver to Volgograd. They spent the spring exploring the country to the east, and in August travelled along the banks of the Caspian Sea and into the Caucasus mountains. In September they travelled to the Crimea, wintering in Simferol. Pallas spent the spring of 1794 exploring to the southeast, and in July travelled up the valley of the Dnieper, arriving back in St Petersburg in September. Pallas gave his account of the journey in his P. S. Pallas Bemerkungen auf einer Reise in die Südlichen Statthalterschaften des Russischen Reichs (1799-1801). Catherine II gave him a large estate at Simferol, where Pallas lived until the death of his second wife in 1810. He was then granted permission to leave Russia by Emperor Alexander, and returned to Berlin, where he died in the following year. His grave is preserved in the Protestant Friedhof I der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde (Cemetery No. I of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church and New Church) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor."

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        Svensk botanik. 11 vols.

      Stockholm and Uppsala 1802-43. 774 leaves + 774 handcoloured plates + 23 pp. index. Last volume with orig. wrappers. Later red half morocco, spines richly gilt in compartments, top edge gilt. Binding signed by G. Hedberg, Royal bookbinder in Stockholm. All plates nicely handcoloured and clean. Very rare with the 11th volume.. The author is also known as the "Swedish Sowerby". The complete work should contain 774 handcoloured copperplates accompanied by 774 leaves of text. The last parts of the final volume were never published and a fire in the printing house destroyed the stock of the last published parts, which are consequently very rare (see the back of the index). Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811), an army officer, who had learned drawing from Desprez, made 455 coloured drawings of plants (now in the Academy of Sciences) and planned this magnificent work using as models Oeder's Flora Danica and Sowerby's English Botany. He started in collaboration with the engraver Carl Wilh. Venus (1770-1851) and the botanist Conrad Quensel (1767-1806) with financial support from the Academy of Sciences, which was responsible for publishing the work. The text was written by the most distinguished botanists of the period, Quensel, Olof Schwartz, Elias Friis, Göran Wahlenberg and Peter Fredrik Wahlberg. After Palmstruch's death the drawings were made by Gustaf Johan Billberg, Chancellor of the Exchequer and botanist, by Swartz, Lars Levi Laestadius, A. J. Agrelius, and P. F. Wahlberg. The work was esteemed by contemporaries as an enterprise of national importance. Palmstruch's own illustrations, in the six first volumes, have been characterized as the best pictures of plants ever produced in Sweden, and make this one of the most beautiful of Swedish books. "1802 begann der vielseitige Joh. Wilh. Palmstruch...., ein grosses Abbildungswerk der schwedischen Flora, das zwar weder an Zahl noch im Format mit der benachbarten "Flora Danica" wetteifern kann, aber mit seinem zuverlässigen Text und der sorgfältigen Zeichnung der Figuren doch höchstbeachtlich ist" (Nissen p. 229). Nissen BBI 2223. Lindberg 55

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        Svensk Botanik. Vol. 1-10.

      Sth., C. Delén a. Others, 1802-1829. Lex8vo. 10 nice hcalf from ab. 1900 in old style, richly gilt backstop edge gilt.(G.Hedberg). Spines a little faded. Uncut. With 720 handcoloured engr.plates.. First edition of the first Swedish colour-plate book on flowers. Palmstruch had learned drawing from Desprez and planned his magnificent work using Flora Danica and Sowerby's English Botany as models. The work was esteemed by contemporaries as an enterprise of national importance. Palmstruch's own illustrations, in the six first volumes, have been characterized as the best pictures of plants ever produced in Sweden, and make this one of the most beautiful of Swedish books (Lindberg, Swedish Books). The last parts of the final volume (vol. 11) were never published and a fire in the printing house destroyed the stock of the last published parts, which are consequently very rare

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