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        Svenskt musikaliskt lexikon, efter grekiska, latinska, italienska och franska språken.

      Sthlm, C. F. Marquard, 1802. 8:o. (6),XIV,346,(14) s. & 15 utvikbara grav. musikplr, numrerade I-XIII, XIV a-b på 14 blad. Praktfullt samtida alrotsmarmorerat skinnbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och gula snitt. Guldpräglade smala pärmbårder. Bandet etikettsignerat av Carl C. Askelund, Stockholm. Etiketten dock nästan helt svartnad. Bra inlaga med endast sporadiska småfläckar. Med J. A. Almquists exlibris.. Med prenumerantförteckningen. Vår första musikaliska uppslagsbok med facktermer är i första hand baserad på Rousseaus "Dictionnaire de musique". Carl Christopher Askelund (1759-1842) var son till Jöns Håkansson Askelund som var bokbindare i Eksjö. Dock lärde sig Carl yrket av sin styvfar Henrik Hillgren och efter flera ansökningar fick han göra sitt mästarprov 1794 på Caloanders verkstad i Stockholm. Provet ansågs "svarsgodt", d.v.s. det blev godkänt. Burskap i Stockholm beviljades 1796. Askelund titulerades "bankobokbindare", sannolikt med uppdrag från Riksbanken. Möjligen kan svärfadern, Adam Thoran, ha haft ett finger med i spelet då han var bankokommissarie

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        Adonis, eller den förträfflige negern.

      Colonie-anecdot. Öfversättning af S. J. Collin. I-II. Strängnäs, A. J. Segerstedt, 1802. 8:o. 104 + (2),102 s. Två häften i samtida nötta gråpappersomslag. Samtida bläcksignaturer, "MS", på främre omslagen. Ryggarna delvis defekta. Oskurna och ngt brunfläckiga på sina håll. Från Östanå.. Sabin 62676 för det franska originalet "Adonis, ou le Bon Negre, anecdote coloniale" som utkom 1798. Romanen utspelar sig på Haiti, eller "Domingo" som den benämns i boken, under slavupproret 1791

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      1802. THOMSON, Thomas. A SYSTEM OF CHEMISTRY in Four Volumes. Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, 1802. FGirst edition. Four 8vo. volumes. Volumes I-III have one plate each. Thomson was Professor of Chemistry first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Glasgow. He invented the saccharometer, and edited the Supplement to the third edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The System of Chemistry went into more than six editions in Britain and America. Library markings. Text leaves clean but for some occasional light foxing; plates foxed. Bound in early tree calf, rubbed and worn at extremities, with small losses to spine ends and two hinges starting. Rare.

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      In-8 p. (mm. 225x135), 7 voll., bross. muta coeva (restaur.). Offriamo tutto il pubblicato di questa importante raccolta così composta: - "Bollettino delle leggi", in 4 voll., pp. compl. 2077, ?Dalla costituzione proclamata nei Comizj in Lione, 1° gennaio 1802 (Anno I), al 24 dicembre 1804 (Anno III)?. - "Foglio officiale della Repubblica Italiana" contenente Decreti, Proclami, Circolari ed Avvisi riguardanti l'Amministrazione, in 3 voll., pp. compl. 963, ?Dall'epoca dell'istallazione del Governo Costituzionale, 14 febbraio 1802 (Anno I), al 23 novembre 1804. Con aggiunta di notizie ufficiali?. Esemplare intonso, con barbe, ben conservato.

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        The Bardic Museum, of Primitive British Literature

      London By A Strahan: Author, 1802 And other admirable rarities; forming the Second Volume of the Musical Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids: Drawn from authentic documents of remote antiquity (With great pains now rescued from oblivion) and never before published containing, The Bardic Triads, Historic Odes, Eulogies, Songs Elegies, Memorials of the Tombs of Warriors, of King Arthur and his Knights, etc. In black half leather with marbled boards, professionally refurbished, spine has been relaid, retaining the gilt tooling and title. Internally, new endpapers, hand coloured frontis by Ibbetson, indistinct 180? watermark, title page without the hand written notes but price adjusted, (xx), 112 pp, (pages 61-112 music score). A nice copy. (Libri Walliae 2850/p352) (Jones's most important work was in the preservation of traditional Welsh music. He collected and published over 200 traditional melodies, many of which he transcribed from having heard them sung and played at home in North Wales. See ODNB for a full Bio)

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        Berättelse om Elfdals porphyrverk i Öster-Dalarna, utgifven efter höglofl.

      porphyrverks directionens befallning. Sthlm, C. F. Marquard, 1802. 8:o. 84 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Oskuren. Omslagets rygg blekt och med revor. Obetydliga lagerfläckar. Bra ex.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5709. Wingborg Litteratur om Dalarna 9611. Älvdalens porfyrverk grundades 1788 och driften upphörde 1889. Porfyrverket var i kungafamiljens ägo 1818-56 och den vulkaniska bergarten användes främst till prydnads- och nyttoföremål, byggnadsdetaljer och gravstenar

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        Svenskt musikaliskt lexikon, efter grekiska, latinska, italienska och franska språken.

      Stockholm, Carl F. Marquard, 1802. 8:o. (6),+ XIV,+ 346,+ (14) s.+ 15 grav. planscher. [nr. 1-14 a+b]. Lagerfläckar. Oskuren i gråpappersomslag med något trasig rygg med blekt handskriven titel, främre omslaget med C. Fr. Lundins namnteckning. Med Bertil Westers namnteckning på smutstitelbladet. Anteckning på främre omslagets insida: "Henrik Alm fått denna bok av Kyrkohistorikerns C. Fr. Lundins änkefru". Fint exemplar med intressant provenienskedja. Den första tryckta musikordboken i Sverige

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        To which are prefixed A Critical Dissertation upon the ancient and present state of those equestrian institutions, and a prefatory discourse on the origin of knighthood in general, the whole interspersed with illustrations and explanatory notes.

      By an Officier of the Chancery of the Equestrian - secular and chapteral order of Saint-Joachim. 1-2. London, J. White, (1802). 8vo. XLVIII,+ 240; (4),+ 315,+ (1) pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt spine with red labels, boards with gilt frame, yellow edges. Contemporary note in ink on front fly leaf "Marianne Pollett [Ehrenström], en souvenir de l'auteur". From the library of Gustaf Taube, with his book plate. From the library of Ericsberg. First edition. Levett Hanson (1754-1814), travelled his whole life around in Europe, he visited Gustav IV Adolf in Stockholm in 1807. He was an active member of several Orders and societies. He become knight vice-chancellor of the order of St. Joachim in 1800 and was instrumental in bringing his friend since school Lord Horatio Nelson as member, to whom his book i dedicated. The Order of Saint Joachim, established in 1775, is considered by some historians a Confraternal Order of Chivalry, although other historians consider it a "self-styled" Order of Chivalry. Its most famous member was Admiral Horatio Nelson. Marianne Pollett är mer känd som Marianne Ehrenström (1773-1867), sångerska, författare och kritiker. Hon kan ha fått boken när Hanson var i Stockholm 1807. Gustaf Taube (1796-1852) hade ett stort bibliotek som stod på Ryningsholm i Jönköpings län och som efter hans sons död såldes på bokauktion i Stockholm 1901, där Carl Carlsson Bonde tillhörde de ivrigaste köparna

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        A Choutry, Or Place of Worship, Carved out of the top of the Rock of Trichinopoly, in high repute, by the Malabars

      London: Published by Edward Orme, 1802. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Stadler after Colonel Ward, a skilled amateur artist and member of the Madras Army. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins. 15 3/8 x 18 1/4 inches. 17 1/4 x 21 inches. An excellent view from Francis Blagdon's "Brief History of Ancient and Modern India," which was comprised of plates after drawings William Orme made of the paintings in the collection of Richard Chase Esquire by Ward and the renowned landscape artists Thomas and William Daniell. Located in a district of Southern India that was once under British rule, the Trichinopoly Rock is a renowned landmark that dominates the town of Tiruchirapalli and overlooks the surrounding landscape. A number of Pallava cave temples are carved into the rock, on top of which sits the ornate multiple-pillared Vinayaka Temple most likely pictured here. Cf. Abbey, Travel, vol. II, 424.; cf. Tooley 93.

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        The Life of Mahomet; or, the History of that Imposture which was begun, carried on, and finally established by Him in Arabia;

      Printed by Isaiah Thomas Jun. Worcester: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Jun.. 1802. First. First American edition. 154, (4)pp. Contemporary full calf with black title label gilt. Extremities bumped and rubbed, a small piece of the title page cut away (probably to remove a name) affecting no text, still a near very good copy. The first edition of this anonymously written biography, the second biography of Muhammad to be published in the U.S. .

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        The Right Hon. Lord Nelson

      London: Published by Colnaghi, Cockspur Street, Dec. 21, 1802. Stipple engraving. In good condition apart from being trimmed within the plate mark on all sides. Skillfully mended tears on left and bottom margins. Images size: 20 3/8 x 13 inches. 22 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches. A wonderful print of Admiral Lord Nelson from Hoppner's famous portrait. Admiral Lord Nelson was one of England's greatest heroes; his naval victories shaped the history of Britain and sparked the formation of an empire. Nelson was sent to sea at the age of twelve and spent the majority of his life upon the ocean. As a naval leader he was a brilliant tactician, and always surprised his enemies by using audacious tactics. With intelligence and valour, Nelson won some of the most important naval battles in British history. His victories included the battle of the Nile, the battle of Copenhagen, and lastly the battle of Trafalgar, which is still remembered today as one of the greatest naval battles ever to have taken place. Trafalgar was Nelson's last and most famous victory, and it gave Britain command of the seas for a century. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British the British Museum 52.

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Bde. 1-2: Säugethiere; Bd. 3: Amphibien; Bd. 4-5 Vögel; Bd. 6-8: Insecten; Bd. 9-10: Fische; Bd. 11-12: Würmer ( 12 bde. von insgesamt 25 Bdn.).

      Kl.8°, Titelkupfer, ca. 3000 S., 530 (statt 536, fehlend: Bd. 2: Taf 13, 34; Bd. 4: Taf. 23, 24; Bd. 5: Taf. 10) kolorierte Kupfertafeln., HLdr. der Zeit , 6 Bde. mit lädierten Rücken teilweise mit Fehlstellen, teilweise lose. Vorderer Deckel bei Bd. 2 lose. Hinterer Deckel bei Bd. 4 lose. Je ein fliegende Vorsatz fehlt bei : Bd. 1, 8, 9, 10. Bd. 10: m. min. Wurmfrass über 10 Bl. Insgesamt etwas gebrauchspurig u. etwas fleckig, a. Vors gestempelt (Bibliotheksexemplar9einige Taf min. Randrissig - insgesamt ein brauchbares Exemplar Wunderbare, handkolorierte Kupfer, diese jeweils mit handschriftl. Legende von alter Hand - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüßer-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfüßer-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. Gesamtumfang des Werkes: 25 Bände (mit insgesamt 1469 Abbildungen), 19 Bände von Wilhelm selbst. Ab 1808 Nachdruck bei Pichler in Wien. Ab 1798 französische Übersetzung der "Insecten" bei Haag in Basel (3 Bde.)

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        Briefe eines jungen Gelehrten an seinen Freund.

      J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Tübingen 1802. 8vo. VI+406+(2) pages. Orig. blue cover with handwritten title on the spine. Untrimmed. A bit of wear to the spine and slightly stained throughout. Otherwise a nice copy. Bookplate on pastedown (Georg Nygaard).. Den anonyme og intime korrespondance mellem Karl Victor von Bonstetten og Johannes von Müller udgivet af Frederike Brun

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        The Federalist, on the New Constitution. By Publius. Written in 1788. To which is added, Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality. Written in 1793. Likewise, The Federal Constitution, with all the Amendments. Volume II

      New=York: George F. Hopkins, 1802. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. v,(1),(2),351,(1)pp. "Revised and Corrected", the first printing after the original edition of 1788, and the last edition issued during Hamilton's life. Contemporary full sheep binding, spine tooled in blind, red leather lettering label. Hinges neatly mended, label chipped top and bottom, light marginal stain to last half of text block but a very good copy in original binding. Howes H114. Sabin 23981. Printing and the Mind of Man, 234. This second edition was edited by George F. Hopkins with revisions while supposedly not by Hamilton yet had his approval. It appeared in December, 1802. This second edition was the first to identify the authors as Hamilton, Madison and Jay. Volume 2 only, of 2.

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        A Voyage up The Mediterranean in His Majesties Ship The Swiftsure one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson...with A Description of the Battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for J. White Horace's Head Fleet Street 1802.. 29.5 by 24.5 cms. xxiii+309 pp. illustrated with 41 acquatint plates after drawings by the author, a folded chart, and an engraved dedication page, marbled endpapers. Half leather, red morocco, and marbled boards six panelled spine divided by gilt lines with gilt title and date. The spine has been professionally relaid, showing a little edge rubbing and shelf wear, internally very tight and bright. A very nice copy of this work. Willyams was a Clergyman serving on board and this is one of the best descriptions of the battle.

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      In-16 gr. (mm. 194x120), mz. pergam. coeva, fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. 352, con un ritratto dell?A. in medaglione e 3 belle tavv. f.t. (inc. in rame e più volte ripieg.), ciasc. con più figg. e relativa spiegazione. Seconda edizione, nonostante sul frontesp. sia riportato "Prima edizione". Cfr. Garrison & Morton,5835: "This beautiful illustrated work was the first text-book on the subject to be published in the Italian language. Its author has been called 'the father of Italian ophthalmology'". Solo lievi arross. alle prime cc., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        THE UNIVERSAL ATLAS, AND INTRODUCTION TO MODERNE GEOGRAPHY: in which are Described, the most Celebrated Empires, States and Kingdoms of the World. With a general view of astrnomy; the solar system; the fixed Stars and constellations...also the method of adverting to the time of day in distant nations is clearly elucidated on A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL CLOCK.

      Introduction and geographical descriptions by Thomas Smith. With 31 maps and plates and engraved dedication and title leaf. Engraved by John Cooke. The 27 maps are in cirkular frames and with borders handcoloured as is the plate of the "Treerstrial and Celestrial Globes". The plate "A Geographical Clock" is with a moveable circle in the center. London 1802. Quite worn contemporary half leather binding. XXIV + 87 pages + plates. A few sheets loose. Only slight foxing. Smaller damp stain to upper margin not affecting neither text nor illustrations at all. Som set-off from the engravings to the opposite textpage

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      Stockholm,: Tryckt hos Johan Chr. Holmberg,. 1802.. 8vo: ¹^2 A - L^8 M^3. 7" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus. [4], 182, [2] pp.. Period tan half-calf with speckled paper boards.. Wear at the extremities, including a bit of minor chipping to spine. crown. Period pos. A VG+ copy.. Djurberg was a respected cartographer at Uppsala University. Map is of the West Indies, and includes Hayti, Porto Rico, the tip of Florida, and [in an insert] the Bahamas. OCLC records 6 cc [of 7 total] in the US. . Fold-out hand-colored map at rear, dated 1798.

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        The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature... the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids

      3 Green Street, London: A Strahan, 1802 The Bardic Museum of Primitive British literature and Other Admirable Rarities Forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids..... Refurbished by Delrue with traditional hard covers in Buckram, bookcloth, re-sewing, cleaning pages, some repaired, new endpapers, sewing on four tapes rounding & backing title in real gold on the spine. Internally, (xx), 112 pp, music score and notes, articles on Early Learning among the Ancient Britons, Some Account of Taliesin, Thirteen Rarities of Royal Regalia, etc, watermark of 1800, hand coloured frontis of the Harper and audience by Ibbetson & the landscape by Smith Engraved by Rowlanson, some edges with repairs. (OCLC 38719720) ("Jones had prepared a third volume, a portion only of which was published at his death, the remainder being issued subsequently." -Grove, Dict. of music.) (Libri Walliae 2848/p352) Title continues: Drawn from authentic documents of remote antiquity, (with great pains now rescued from oblivion) and never before published, Containing The Bardic Triads, Historic Odes, Eulogies, Songs, Elegies, Memorials of The Tombs of Warriors, Of King Arthur and his Knights, Regalias, The Wonders of Wales, etc With English translations and historic illustrations likewise the Ancient War-Tunes of the Bards.... etc

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        The Quadrangular Passion-flower

      Dr. ThorntonLondon:: Dr. Thornton,. 1802.. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". The spectacular open blooms of the passion flower are shown climbing a corinthian column, with a classical building in the right background. This is the 3rd State of the print, which is probably the most dramatic of the three, with additional stipple to the leaves, and the pronounced fluting at the base of the column. Henderson, pinx., Hopwood, sculp. June 1, 1802. Impression mark 41 x 55 cm with wide margins. Dunthorne p249. Very vibrant colors.

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        BILL Of ENTRY BROADSIDE. "LONDON IMPORTED, March 22 - 26, 1802. No. 60. - No. 63"

      Diggers Printer St. Ann'sLane. [London]:: Diggers, Printer, St. Ann's - Lane.. 1802.. ~ 36.5 cm x 26 cm. 4 single sheet broadsides, printed recto only.. Light extremity wear. Faint horizontal fold line. Short ink annotation on verso, dated 1809.. Overall, a VG+ lot of very scarce early 19th C. customs documents.. The broadside reports the maritime commerce of the day in 5 primary categories: "London Imported, March 22, 1802" with locations, company & good received (e.g., "New York Wm Rowlett and Co. 7000lb tobacco ... 10000lb cotton"); "Ships Entered Inwards" naming the ship, captain & port (e.g., Sophia, J. Smith ... Rouen); "Goods Exported, March 22" listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "VirginiaSmith and Soncertain cotton & silk hose at l300"); "Goods Exported by Certificate." listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "QuebecFellows and Co 71c linen, 400l thread, 3160l pepper, 1529 tomals[?]"); and "Ships Cleared Outwards" showing ship, captain & destination (e.g., Juliana, R. Branch .... New York"). A concluding note advises "Such GENTLEMEN as are desirous of taking the BILL OF ENTRY, are desired to apply to Mr. R. Seymour or Mr. P. Wick, in the Long Room at the Custom House."

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        BILL Of ENTRY BROADSIDE. "LONDON IMPORTED, March 22 - 26, 1802. No. 60. - No. 63"

      [London]:: Diggers, Printer, St. Ann's - Lane.. 1802.. ~ 36.5 cm x 26 cm. 4 single sheet broadsides, printed recto only.. Light extremity wear. Faint horizontal fold line. Short ink annotation on verso, dated 1809.. Overall, a VG+ lot of very scarce early 19th C. customs documents.. The broadside reports the maritime commerce of the day in 5 primary categories: "London Imported, March 22, 1802" with locations, company & good received (e.g., "New York Wm Rowlett and Co. 7000lb tobacco ... 10000lb cotton"); "Ships Entered Inwards" naming the ship, captain & port (e.g., Sophia, J. Smith ... Rouen); "Goods Exported, March 22" listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "Virginia Smith and Son certain cotton & silk hose at l300"); "Goods Exported by Certificate." listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "Quebec Fellows and Co 71c linen, 400l thread, 3160l pepper, 1529 tomals[?]"); and "Ships Cleared Outwards" showing ship, captain & destination (e.g., Juliana, R. Branch .... New York"). A concluding note advises "Such GENTLEMEN as are desirous of taking the BILL OF ENTRY, are desired to apply to Mr. R. Seymour or Mr. P. Wick, in the Long Room at the Custom House."

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        The Bardic Museum, of Primitive British Literature; and Other Admirable Rarities

      London: Printed for the Author, 1802. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition. 4to. xx,112pp. Contemporary half leather, marbled paper boards; spine tooled in gilt into 6 compartments, with floral tools and Celtic harps. Full page, hand colored engraved frontispiece by Rowlandson showing a bard and his harp on a mountainside surrounded by local listeners. Pp. 61-112 consist in full page engraved plates of bardic music. This volume comprises the Second Volume of the 'Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of The Welsh Bards and Druids'. Text includes Bardic Triads, Taliesin's Creed, British Proverbs and a Dialogue between Arthur and Guinevere among many other collected relics. A contemporary hand has altered the date and place of publication. Light rubbing and edgewear, armorial bookplate, else a very good copy of a landmark study. Preceeded by 'Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards' in 1784 (enlarged in 1794), and followed by 'Hen Ganiadau Cymru' in 1820. The three volumes collect 209 bardic melodies, most of them Welsh.

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        Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans: in the Years 1789 and 1793. with a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country

      New York: G. F. Hopkins, At Washington's Head, No. 118, Pearl-Street. Good+. 1802. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Boards in tree-marbled leather, spine with 6 double-rule compartments and red leather label having title between upper and lower feather-chain scrolls - all tooled in gilt. All edges trimmed and stained yellow. Demy octavo, 8-7/16" x 5- 1/16" (21.4 cm x 12.8 cm) , pp. (2 blank), fold-out map, [i] title page, [ii] blank, [iii] dedication, [iv] blank, [v] preface, vi-viii, [ix incorrectly repeated as viii], (blank) , [1], 2 - 94, [1], 2 - 86, [87], 88 - 296, (2 blank). Fold-out map "A MAP OF AMERICA / Between Latitudes 40 and 70 NORTH, and Longitudes 45 and 180 WEST, / EXHIBITING MACKENZIE'S ROUT from MONTREAL / to FORT CHEPEWYAN & thence to the NORTH SEA in 1789 and / to the WEST PACIFIC OCEAN in 1793". Map printed area is 26.3 cm high x 45.8 cm wide. "The general map which illustrates this volume, is reduced by Mr. Arrowsmith from his three-sheet map of North America..." from the Preface. Engraved (assume 1802) by Scoles, John (1772 -1853) "Scoles sculp." to bottom right corner. Joints cracked, back strip missing top 3mm, small hole in spine label, rubbing and general wear to spine and covers, yellow edge stain quite faded, offset to map, age related toning and spotting to map and pages, two 1 cm blank marginal tears to map. Prev. owners name at top of ffep and on back of map, with the armorial bookplate of noted 19th century traveler, book collector and businessman, John B. Ireland (author of "From Wall Street to Cashmere", 1859) on the front paste-down, and his ink signature at the top of the title page. Volume still tightly bound, collated and in contemporary binding. This report, describing the first documented crossing of the North American continent north of Mexico, is a cornerstone in any Americana/Canadiana collection and a classic in exploration literature. The Lewis and Clark expedition did not reach the Pacific Ocean until 12 years later, in 1805. Pp. [1] - 94 tell the history of the fur trade from Canada to the Northwest, - normally attributed to his cousin Roderick Mackenzie - containing a select vocabulary of words from the Knisteneaux, Algonquin, [7 full and 2 half pages], and the Chepewyan [2 full and 2 half pages] shown alongside their English meanings. Mackenzie adds another brief vocabulary of the Nagailer and Atnah tribes [1/2 page] and the "Friendly Village" tribe [1/2 page] in his narrative. "I now mixed up some vermilion in melted grease, and inscribed, in large characters, on the South-East face of the rock on which we had slept last night, this brief memorial - "Alexander Mackenzie, from Canada, by land, the twenty-second of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. " From Journal of a Second Voyage, page 252 . Ref. Strathern 343, Twigg pg. 206, Sabin 43415, Wagner/Camp/Becker 1:4, Peel 25, Verner/Stuart-Stubbs pg 114-120, 255-259. Binders twine noted at hinges, as per bookbinding methods of the time, where "until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, pg. 108-111]. .

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        Veltheimia Abyssinica / Veltheimia d'Abyssinie [Abyssinian Kniphofia] [Pl. 186]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Chapuy. 21 x 13 7/8 inches. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses. These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf.Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana, 10.

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        La caccia della lepre. Poemetto

      Parma, cò tipi Bodoniani, 1802. In 16mo; pp.8n.nn.,49,1n.n. Mezza pelle con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Ex libris. Esemplare nitido. Ceresoli, pag.524: ?Seconda edizione graziosissima in nitida ed elegante veste tipografica, su carta pregiata. Scrive il Bacchi della Lega: ??uno dei libretti più civettuoli del gran tipografo; breve la forma, minuti i caratteri, anguste le paginette? ma quanta scioltezza, quanta eleganza, quanta chiarezza in così piccolo spazio!?. Brooks, 852; Schwerdt II, pag. 264; Souhart, 465.

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      Crisopoli (Parma), Bodoni 1802.. 1 w. Bl., Titel mit kl. Aquatinta-Portrait des Verfassers in Punktiermanier, 3 Bll., 133 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. um 1850 mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. 31 x 23 cm.

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      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by James Humphreys, 1802.. 97,[8]pp. Frontis. 16mo. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco label. Calf rubbed, worn at spine ends and corners, light tanning and foxing. Small hole near gutter of leaves A6- A8 not affecting text and mended with tissue, final two leaves (advertisements) with a small tear, affecting a few letters of text. Good. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather labels. The first American chess book, including the text of Benjamin Franklin's MORALS OF CHESS. Franklin was a chess enthusiast and active player, and his essay contains practical advice on the game, coupled with the type of moral advice that also appeared in his autobiography. Chess had been included in editions of Hoyle published in the United States in the 1790s, but this is the first American book devoted solely to the game. The text includes a consideration of the game's history, rules, and tactics. Examples are taken from Philidor and Cunningham, and the frontispiece is an engraving of a chess board and the pieces. Rare on the market. FORD 335. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 2025. HAGEDORN 1.

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        The China Limodoron

      London: Feb. 1st., 1802. Hand-coloured and colour-printed in aquatint, stipple and line by Landseer. Trimmed just within platemark at top and bottom. 19 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "This noble evergreen orchid [the China Limodoron Phaius Tankervillae (Banks) Blume, Phaius grandifolius], native of the lands from China to Australia, was introduced to England from China in 1778 by Dr Fothergill, an eminent and wealthy physician who had a garden at Upton in Essex with a 260-foot glasshouse adjoining the house.. It was doubtless in this glasshouse that the plant was first grown. Its many-flowered spikes, from two to four feet high, which are produced from February and March, are fine for exhibition and withstand cutting well. Individual flowers are from three to four inches across. Thornton's name for the plant.. is a corruption of Limodorum, the botanical name of the genus in which the plant was placed in his time. The plate...represents the plant very well. The landscape behind is unobtrusive and contains little to distract the viewer. The beauty of the plant is left to make its own impact. In Thornton's day this must have been tremendous, as few exotic orchids had as yet been flowered in Europe and it was to be another twenty years before their culture began to be understood." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p.104). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "..[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his.. great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone..Numerous important artists were engaged.. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, .. Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result..involved Thornton in desperate financial straits... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent…it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). First and only state of this plate from the Temple of Flora.

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        Gli animali parlanti, poema epico diviso in ventisei canti. Vi sono in fine aggiunti quattro apologhi del medesimo autore

      Paris/Cremona/Genua, Treuttel e Würtz/Manini/Fantin, Gravier e Comp Anno X, 1802.. 3 Bde. (Komplett). gr.-8°. 8 Bll., 387; 2 Bll., 412; 2 Bll., 415 S. OHLdr. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. EA. Giambattista Casti (1724-1803), war ein italienischer Dichter und Satiriker. Er war auch der Verfasser von Libretti für vier Opern Antonio Salieris. Gli animali parlanti ist ein satirisches Epos auf die politischen Verhältnisse in Frankreich wo Casi lebte.

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        Minstrelsy of the Scottish BorderConsisting of Historical and Romantic BalladsIn Two Volumes

      Kelso - James Ballantyne, 1802 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this highly sought after work from prolific poet, Walter Scott. One of the eight-hundred copies originally published in 1802, which sold out within it's first six months of publication. Consisting of historical and romantic ballads collected in the southern counties of Scotland, founded upon local tradition. Featuring the original engraved frontispiece to volume one. Collated complete. Scott's interest in the folk traditions of the Border region stemmed from early childhood stays at Sandyknowe, when he heard ballads from the lips of his grandmother Barbara Scott and his favourite Aunt Jenny. As an older boy, he thrilled to the medieval ballads collected in Bishop Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Scott began collecting ballads himself in yearly trips to the Borders from 1792 onwards. He first had the idea of publishing a collection in 1796, but it was not until he renewed contact with his old schoolfriend, the printer James Ballantyne, that the idea bore fruit. In 1799 Ballantyne had published An Apology for Tales of Terror which contained ballads by Robert Southey, Matthew 'Monk' Lewis, John Aikin, and Scott himself. He now welcomed the idea of publishing a volume devoted entirely to ballads, a genre rendered newly fashionable by Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads. The volume's success laid the foundations of James Ballantyne's career as a printer. 'I shall ever think', he wrote, 'the printing the Scottish Minstrelsy one of the most fortunate circumstances of my life'. Completewith the originaltwo volumes, although without the later publishedthird volume,which was published a year later. Condition: In contemporary mottled calf bindings with gilt borders. Externally, both volumes are rubbed, with slight wear to extremities. Very slight loss to the spine label of volume two. Both front boards are held by the cords only, with the rear joints slightly starting. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound with bright pages throughout. Some instances of spotting, and light off-setting to the title page of volume one. Evidence of past worming from the title page, through to xxx of volume one. Ink inscription to the endpapers of both volumes dated 1920. Overall: GOOD, with a VERY GOOD interior..

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      London:: Printed by A. Strahan for T. N. Longman & O. Rees; T. Caldwell Jun. & W. Davies; and J. Murray & S. Highley,, 1802. Near Fine. Near Fine First Edition in English in modern quarter calf, marbled board bindings with spine in six compartments, gilt lettering. There are 51 engraved plates (including 25 folding plates of which 20 are colored; 26 single leafs of which 23 are colored). Plate 16 cropped at outer margin, no significant loss. There are 28 vignettes of which 23 are colored. In volume II there is an additional uncolored vignette sized image (p. 75) which is not included in the formal vignette count at the beginning of the volume. There are four uncolored maps, three of them at the end of volume II. Offsetting from plates, as is usual with this this work. 4to. xxiii, [1 errata], 552; xxx, [1 errata], [1], 523 pp.

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        [Ornithology] A General Synopsis of Birds

      London: printed for Benj. White [through 1802], 1781. First Edition. Three-quarter Calf. Near Fine+. First Edition, one of only 500 sets, of Latham's systematic study, providing a "concise account of all the Birds hitherto known" (from the Preface). 4to's; 10 volumes bound in five, complete (comprising the general synopsis, the index ornithologicus, and the supplement to the general synopsis), with eight hand-colored engraved title-page vignettes; 142 hand-colored engraved plates of birds of the world, drawn, etched and superbly colored by Latham, and a hand-colored folding lithograph showing the coasts of Dorset and Devonshire. Originally issued in three numbered volumes each with separate part title pages but continuous pagination and register, and two supplements each with separate title pages, pagination and register. Vol. 1 part 1 is dated 1781; vol. 1 part 2 is dated 1782; vol. 2 parts 1 and 2 are dated 1783; vol. 3 parts 1 and 2 are dated 1785; the supplement is dated 1787; the second supplement is dated 1801 [but 1802]. Vols. 2, 3 and the supplements bear the imprint "London. Printed for Leigh, Sotheby & Son." The plates numbered continuously throughout. Finely bound in modern three-quarter speckled calf, the spines in six compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, with marbled paper-covered boards; top edges stained red. Most plates have a small, unobtrusive blind stamp near the page edge, far from the plate edge. Some occasional spotting, mainly to title pages, occasional pencil notation, else Near Fine or better. ESTC Citation No. T146461. Nissen 532. Fine Bird Books, p. 87. Anker 2770279. Zimmer, 371-73. Sitwell 114. Latham's works depended heavily on personal observation of specimens. His sources included the Indian bird material in the collections of Major-General Thomas Hardwicke, Lady Mary Impey, and Sir John Anstruther; specimens from Barbados provided by the Earl of Seaforth, and Abyssinian birds presented by the collector Henry Salt. He also made use of the illustrations of Australian birds in the Lambert drawings and of the notes made by the botanist Daniel Solander and Reinhold Forster on Cook's voyages. Latham's objective appears to have been the publication of a complete work of all known bird species, including an update of existing ornithological knowledge and a consideration of all new information as it occurred. He generally adopted a classification system dependent on Ray for his basic divisions and on Linnaeus for lower divisions. (adapted from the ODNB)

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      London: T. Bensley for Vernon and Hood, Cuthell and Martin, et al., 1802. Light wear, but nicely presentable, bookplates. A New Edition Three volumes. cxic, 386p, [ii, ads]; [ii], 537p, -ii, ads]; [ii], 405p, lvii, indices]. Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates after Thurston. Each volume with a very fine FORE-EDGE PAINTING of Roman edifices with people and animals in the foreground. Bound in period straight grained red morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with simple titles and rules, single gilt rule around the covers, dentelles

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      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies. Twelve volume set, uniformly bound in full speckled calf.. 1802. hb leather. 8vo, Internally, each volume is in very good condition, with little age-toning, or foxing, and no markings, or scribblings. . THE OXFORD COMPANION TO ENGLISH LITERATURE calls "The History...." "the most celebrated historical work in English literature" (p. 261). Gibbon (1727-1794) formed his plan of the "History" during a tour of Italy in 1764-65. The first volume was issued in 1776 (in quarto size), followed by volumes II and III in 1781, and the last three volumes in 1788. It covers the period from the age of Trajan and the Antoines to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. Subsequently re-published in 1783 in an octavo edition, of which this is "A New Edition", in twelve volumes, with the frontispiece (in vol. I, of Gibbon) from the 1780 edition. Besides the frontispiece, vol. I contains a very nice folding map (measuring about 17" square), dated 1781, and showing the "Eastern Part of the Roman Empire" designed by Thomas Kitchin. Vol. II contains an equally nice (although smaller) folding map, also by Kitchin and dated 1781, showing "Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople". Vol. XII contains a comprehensive General Index to the work. This is a most attractive set, intenally, being tight, clean and little soiled by age. However, the bindings are in a less than desirable state. It may be taken that the binding of each volume has some defect, whether split joints, or tape remains. Altogether, this is an ideal candidate to be re-bound by the new owner, who would otherwise have just cause to be proud of this fine work. Norton 40. .

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        Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland; With a Few of Modern Date, Founded Upon Local Tradition

      Kelso: Printed By James Ballantyne, For T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies, Strand, London; And Sold by Manners and Miller, and A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1802., 1802. First edition. Published in an edition of 800 copies. 3 volumes of which volumes 1 and 2 are the complete first edition as issued in 1802. This set also includes the third volume, in a matching binding, first published in the 1803 second edition. Bound in contemporary full brown calf with decorated gilt stamped spines and board edges. Marbled pages edges and endpapers. Small owner bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Some rubbing and wear, mostly to edges, and light bumping to corners. Generally, a very tight and clean set. Minstrelsy marked Scott's true literary debut, written and published as a collection of the traditional ballads that Scott had been collecting in yearly trips to the Borders since 1792. Overall, a very attractive copy of the first edition of Scott's first major work.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Essays, Mathematical and Physical: Containing New Theories and Illustrations of Some Very Important and Difficult Subjects of the Sciences. Never Before Published

      New-Haven, Printed by William W. Morse, 1802. Leather Bound. Good. 4to. Leather bound. Tears and chipping with minimal loss to front and back boards. Tight binding. Ex-library stamps and markings from Olivet College Library. Scattered foxing. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Several tables and fold-out plates. Covers a variety of subjects including algebra, theory of gunnery, and astronomy. Believed to be 1802 publication. Ships daily.

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        Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis tratte dagli autografi.

      Italia, 1802. In 16mo; cc. 4n.nn, pp. 246, 1 carta in fine con errata. Ritratto in ovale di Foscolo inciso in rame f.t. con la sottoscritta in corsivo Gioanni Boggi scolpì. La prima carta reca al recto l?occhietto Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis tratte dagli autografi. La seconda il frontespizio. La terza la presentazione Al Lettore su 13 righe. La quarta la ?smentita? su 17 righe in carattere corsivo di ogni edizione precedente a questa, la cui autenticità è attestata dal rame del frontespizio, datata da Milano, ottobre 1802. Legatura coeva in bazzana, piatti inquadrati da fregio in oro. Tassello al dorso con titolo e ricchi fregi dorati. Edizione originale dell?opera interamente compiuta da Foscolo. Acchiappati, Raccolta Foscoliana, n.25: ?Questa editio princeps dell?Ortis vide la luce a Milano nell?ottobre del 1802, quasi certamente il mercoledì 20, dai torchi del Genio Tipografico, la stamperia-fonderia milanese situata a Casa Crivelli presso il ponte di San Marco n.1997, in tiratura di oltre 1600 esemplari al prezzo di copertina di lire 4,10 milanesi. Foscolo si era assunto direttamente l?impresa editoriale dell?opera ?il libro del mio cuore? profondendovi particolari cure?; Ottolini, 78; Parenti, Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti: ?Questa prima edizione fu stampata a Milano dal Genio Tipografico. Ad essa seguirono moltissime ristampe, fatte in diversi luoghi e in diversi tempi e tutte con la stessa data, ma varianti nel numero delle pagine?. 5 immagini allegate.

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      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1802. ...[63 pgs.]...FIRST WORCESTER EDITION BY ISAIAH THOMAS IN JUNE OF 1802...EXCESSIVELY RARE JUVENILE COPY. NO COPIES OF THIS WORCESTER EDITION APPEAR IN AUCTION RECORDS SINCE 1975...FIRST ISSUED IN LONDON IN 1772 AND THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION WAS ISSUED IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1787...Includes " A Morning Song" and "An Evening Song" on pgs. 60-61...Chapter I-VIII...Remnants of the original wrap showed it to be a grey cloth soft cover wrap. The new wrap was professionally designed to resemble the original material...A paper title label has been laid down on cover...All woodcuts present however the last two are facsimiles and are on the inside of the back wrap...Ink splotches on the last 4 leaves...Lacking front free endpaper...A RARE COPY OF THE EARLY AMERICAN CHILDREN'S SIZED VERSION OF THIS SWIFT CLASSIC....Sold WITH Jonathan Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, the 1977 Private Press Issue of the Franklin Library, which is a 325 page BEAUTIFUL book (8vo) with FULL LEATHER Binding & DECORATIVE GILT on Covers & page edges....(2 VOLUMES). Soft Cover. Very Good. "4 1/8 x 2 1/2".

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        Campaign between the French Army of the East and the British and Turkish Forces in Egypt

      London: J. Ridgway,, 1802. By General Reynier. Translated from the French. to which are added, Observations and Corrections, by an English Officer of Hompesch's Dragoons. Octavo (209 × 128 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, rebacked, red morocco label, compartments formed by triple rules, small foliate tools within, milled rolled panels to the boards. A little rubbed, particularly at the board edges, light browning, a very good copy. First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has just BL, Cambridge and Birmingham, OCLC adds 4 copies in the US, and the American University in Cairo. Following service in the campaigns in Flanders with the 15th King's Light Dragoons, Wilson purchased a majority in Hompesch's Mounted Riflemen "then serving under Sir Ralph Abercromby in the Mediterranean … He landed at Abu Qir Bay on 7 March 1801, and took part in the action of the 13th and in the battle of Alexandria on the 21st. Upon Abercromby's death Major-General (later Lord) Hutchinson succeeded him and employed Wilson on several missions. In July Wilson entered Cairo with Hutchinson, and was at the siege of Alexandria in August and its capitulation on the 25th. He left Egypt on 11 September and returned to England via Malta and Toulon, arriving at the end of December. For his services in Egypt he was made a knight of the order of the Crescent of Turkey" (ODNB). This copy with the ownership inscription of Colonel Tomkyns Hilgrove Turner, the man who claimed to have personally extracted the Rosetta Stone from General Menou's baggage and wheeled it away on a gun carriage; he certainly was chosen to accompany it back to Britain on HMS Egyptienne. Tipped onto the rear endpaper is a small pencil sketch of the fort at Aboukir flying the tricolor, annotated "this was drawn previous to our landing 8 March 1801 on board H.M.S. Trusty at anchor opposite the Fort," Turner has also added Wilson's name to the title page and pencil note to the text. Turner was elected to the Royal Society in 1804 for his efforts, he was Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, 1814-16, and Governor of Bermuda, 1826-32. A desirable book with an extremely appealing provenance.

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        A Journal of the Forces which sailed from the Downs, in April 1800. on a Secret Expedition under the Command of Lieut.-Gen. Pigot,

      London: J. Debrett,, 1802. till their Arrival in Minorca, and continued through all the subsequent Transactions of the Army under Command of the right Hon. General Sir Ralph Abercromby in the Mediterranean and Egypt and the latter Operations under the Command of Lieutenant-General Lord Hutchinson to the Surrender of Alexandria; with a Particular Account of Malta during the Time it was Subject to British Government. Quarto (262 × 210 mm). Rebound to style in half sheep, red morocco label, ruled compartments with gilt centre-tools, old marbled sides. Large folding plan of Valetta as frontispiece, full-page plan, 7 double-page plates (a view of Cadiz and 6 of Malta). With the half-title. Near contemporary ownership inscription of Frederick Mackenzie to the title page, engraved armorial bookplate of George Noble to the front pastedown. Noble served in the Navy during the Napoleonic wars seeing action at Copenhagen, in the West Indies, and the Adriatic. Extremely attractive and well-executed period binding, the boards a little rubbed, some browning throughout, strong in places, two of the plates with faint, unobtrusive hygroscopic tide-marks, a very good copy. First and only edition of this uncommon personal account of the operations against the French in the Mediterranean concluding with the Egyptian Expedition and the surrender at Alexandria, particularly prized for the account of Malta and views of the island after Anderson's own drawings. In June 1798 the French occupied Malta with ease, largely due to popular dissatisfaction with the rule of the Knights of St. John. A programme of radical reforms followed, including the adoption of French as the official language, but the new administration quickly antagonised the population by their revolutionary, anticlerical measures, and in September 1798 the Maltese rebelled against them and drove them back into the fort of Medina. Nelson established a blockade and landed troops to assist in the siege, which led to French evacuation of the island. In 1802 the Treaty of Amiens restored the island to the Order of St. John, but by the Treaty of Paris, 1814, it became a British possession.

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        Recherches sur l'organisation des corps vivans (sic) et particulièrement sur son origine, sur la cause de son développement et des progrès de sa composition... Précédé du Discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie donné dans le Muséum d'histoire naturelle, l'an X de la République

      Paris: chez l'auteur, Maillard, 1802 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. no date [1802]. 8vo (19.8x12.0cm), viii, 216 pp., 1 fold. table. Green quarter roan (1850) with gilt spine. --- Norman 1264. RARE. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH EXPOSITION OF LAMARCK'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION. In this expanded presentation of his theory, first enunciated two years earlier in the Systeme des animaux sans vertebres, Lamarck attempted to explain the reasons for and modus operandi of the evolution of animal and plant species. "Lamarck believed that changes in species occurred over time as the result of two factors: first, a natural tendency in the organic realms towards increasing complexity, as a means of explaining the hierarchical groupings of the major groupings... of animals and plants; and second, the influence of the environment as the factor responsible for all deviations from this norm" (Norman). "Lamarck's conception of a natural tendency toward increasing complexity [in living organisms] provided a perfect complement to his views of the mineral kingdom with the opposite natural tendency. In both cases a long time span allowed nature to do her work and local circumstances explained irregularities. Among living beings, irregularities included all organisms below the level of the masses; which usually meant classes but sometimes was extended to orders and families, never to genera and species" (DSB). This work contains two of Lamarck's most famous hypotheses: "spontaneous generation, as a means of generating the simplest life forms; and the development, through repeated use, of new and heritable organs, as a means of producing more complex species" (Norman)..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        The Quadrangular Passion Flower

      London: June 1st., 1802. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint and stipple engraving by Hopwood. 21 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Quadrangular Passion Flower [Passiflora quadrangularis L.] is so widely cultivated in South America that its precise country of origin cannot now be determined. It is indeed handsome and its colours so vivid that, far from the picture being sombre like that of the Blue Passion Flower, and although composed like that picture with the plant climbing up a pillar, it is much brighter... [with]... spectacular flowers... The Quadrangular Passion Flower has, however, virtues beyond the striking appearance of its flowers. Its fruit... is the well-known Granadilla, universally consumed as a delicacy in the warm countries where the plant will grow freely." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p.84). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Second state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora.. "In the first, the fluting at the top left of the column is scarcely visible, while there are clouds on either side of the column. In the second, the indistinct fluting has been made clear, while a shadow has been added in aquatint above a tendril just below the capital of the column. The clouds have almost gone. In the third, much... stipple has been added over the aquatint in many places and especially on the leaves, and the base of the column is more distinct than in the earlier states. The temple and the foliage to the right have been reworked." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora, London, 1951, p.18).

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      Newburyport: Edmund M. Blunt for Thomas Biggs, 1802.. 589,[4],pp. plus [3]pp. of ads, plus seven engraved plates and folding frontispiece map. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, gilt leather label. Expertly rebacked, original spine laid down. Folding map neatly repaired along vertical folds and at lower margin, but with no loss of printed area. Contemporary ownership notes on endpapers. Text tanned throughout, scattered foxing. Overall a good to very good copy, in original condition. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. The scarce first edition of the first accurate American navigational guide, a landmark work in its field. Most copies were used to pieces, hence the scarcity of decent copies. "The first complete epitome of practical navigation for the common man...Often termed the greatest book in all the history of navigation, this intellectual achievement of our early culture was indispensable to the maritime and commercial expansion of the nineteenth century" - Grolier American 100. Bowditch was first hired by Blunt to revise John Hamilton Moore's NEW PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR, first published by Blunt with Bowditch's additions in 1799. Proficient in several languages, with a good amount of sailing experience, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Bowditch added much in the way of additional information to the work. He contributed so much in the way of revisions, that Blunt decided to completely redo the book, publishing it in 1802 with a new title and with Bowditch listed as the author. It is a fundamentally important work on the art of navigation, with scores of tables and diagrams, and a wealth of practical (naturally) information. The whole history of the Bowditch NAVIGATOR is told exhaustively in John Campbell's HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NEW AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR (Salem, 1964). Campbell identifies eight different imprints for the first edition (all listing different regional booksellers) and does not hazard to officially assign priority. The present copy bears contemporary ownership inscriptions on the endpapers and a note reading "March the 14th 1810 lying in Funchal," indicating that an early owner of this copy might have been engaged in trans- Atlantic trade in the early nineteenth century. CAMPBELL 3. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 25. HOWES B657, "b." STREETER SALE 3967. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 1936-1939 (other issues).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Divina Commedia:

      London: by A. Strahan; for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies,, 1802. consisting of the Inferno–Purgatorio–and Paradiso. Translated into English verse, with preliminary essay, notes, and illustrations, By the Rev. Henry Boyd. 3 volumes, octavos (212 × 123 mm). Early 19th century dark red half morocco, brown cloth to sides, spines in compartments with gilt-tooled raised bands and gilt titles, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Dante by Thomas Stothard. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Edward Madden, Dublin, to the front free endpaper. A few small marks to the covers, volume 2 fore-edge of rear board a little dented, leaves tanned with occasional foxing. A very good set. First edition of the first English version of the complete Divine Comedy to be published, which is greatly significant for "assisting to re-establish an audience for Dante, whose reputation had suffered a decline in the previous century" (ODNB). The translator Henry Boyd (1748/9–1832) was a Church of Ireland clergyman. He has stamped his own character on this text with a lengthy introductory preface (as well as a historical essay of his own to add to his translation of Leonardo Bruni's Life of Dante), in which he celebrates Dante as an original genius whose reputation had been unjustly diminished by unimaginative laws of criticism dominated by the French propensity to "cast a damp upon original invention". Interestingly, Boyd attempts to associate the resurgence of Dante with the contemporary rise of radical thought and politics "in this age of enlightened reason and adventurous discovery". Boyd had previously in 1785 published by subscription a two-volume translation of the Inferno only, alongside a specimen of the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto, and this in itself was only the second English translation of the Inferno. This first complete English Dante is scarce in commerce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Compendius Geographical Dictionary, Containing a Concise Description of ...Europe, Asia, Africa, America ACCOMPANIED with a Matching Volume: A COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR EXHIBITING ...THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE...EMBELLISHED WITH MAPS

      London: Peacock and Sons, 1802. 2 volumes in specially designed "Gentleman's Box" the first volume has black morocco label over full contemporary calf with words: Geographical Dictionary. 3rd ed. 407p. (1804) This volume has 9 folding maps expertly accented on borders with water color showing 1) Western Hemisphere; 2) Solar System; 3) Africa; 4) North America; 5) South America; 6) Asia; 7) Australasia; 8) Europe and 9) Polynesia. All in fine condition. The second volume with matching contemporary calf has title: Geographical Grammar. 408p. 2nd corrected edition, with 13 maps. also accented with water color. Such matching sets were intended for the desk of the gentleman so he might determine generally where his overseas investments were located or else to satisfy his curiosity. Fortunatly, the owner of this set appears never to have examined the contents thus they are in fine condition. The period these maps are slowly incorporating the Pacific discoveries showing Botany Bay, New Zealand, the Sandwich Islands, the Friendly Isles and present day Papua.. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Memoirs Of The American Revolution, so far as it Related to The States Of North and South Carolina, and Georgia, Compiled from the Most Authentic Materials, The Author's Personal Knowledge of the Various Events, and Including an Epistolary Correspondence on Public Affairs, with Civil and Military Officers, at That Period

      New York: Printed by David Longworth, 1802. First edition. Slight rubbing of edges and covers, endpapers and a few leaves a little browned, else fine. Octavo. Two volumes Frontispiece portrait (repaired in margin not affecting image) expertly rebacked to style, original tree calf over boards, lettered in gilt, preserving original endpapers Moultrie was a politician at the outbreak of war and his narrative is considered a most valuable first hand account of the American Revolution in the South. He was also an officer in the South Carolina colonial regiment and was eventually promoted to Brigadier-General in the Continental Army. He fought in several of the important battles in the South, including the defense of Fort Sullivan in 1776, also helped lead the defense of Charleston from the British until his forces were overcome in 1780. Moultrie was kept prisoner for more than one year by the British, who then offered him a command in Jamaica trying to bring him over to their side.& "The author's position as Governor of South Carolina, afforded him ample facilities to consult original authorities, and the result of his research is a good book" -Sabin [Howes M865. Sabin 51142. Shaw & Shoemaker 2704. Larned 1441].

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      New York: Printed by David Longworth, 1802.. Two volumes. 506; 446pp. Portrait in first volume. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. First volume expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt leather label; second volume with modern calf backstrip in matching style, gilt leather label. Boards a bit shelfworn. Early ownership signature on front free endpaper of first volume; institutional ink stamp on titlepage of second volume. Text tanned, some foxing. Good. A scarce work, and one of the most valuable firsthand narratives of the American Revolution in the South. At the outbreak of the Revolution, Moultrie was a politician and an officer in the South Carolina colonial regiment (where he had risen to prominence during the Cherokee War). He was eventually promoted to the position of brigadier-general in the Continental Army. Moultrie fought in several important southern battles, including the defense of Fort Sullivan in 1776, and helped lead the defense of Charleston from the British before his forces were finally overcome in 1780. He was taken prisoner and held for more than a year, after which the British tried to bring him to their side by offering him a command in Jamaica. "Of great value for the history of the Revolution in South Carolina and Georgia" - DAB. "The author's position as Governor of South Carolina, afforded him ample facilities to consult original authorities, and the result of his researches is a good book" - Sabin. "One of the most interesting of the Revolutionary narratives" - Larned. HOWES M865, "aa." SABIN 51142. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 2704. LARNED 1441. DAB XIII, pp.293-94.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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