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        Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, March 21, 1844, to Joseph-Louis -Elzéar Ortolan

      octavo, 1 ½ pages, neatly inscribed in ink, in fine, clean and legible condition. Joseph-Louis-Elzéar Ortolan (1802-1873) was appointed to the chair of comparative criminal law at the University of Paris in 1836.The letter discusses their mutual interest in penal reform - notably, the modifications just made by the Diet of Hungary and mentions the latest work by Carl Joseph Anton Mittermaier (1787-1867), Mitermaier was an advocate of reform in the German criminal procedure and in prison discipline, the work which de Tocqueville refers is Italienische Zustände (Heidelberg:1844), embodies the result of his observations during frequent visits to Italy. The Hungarian theme is of particular interest: some Hungarian travelers reached the United States at the same time as Alexis de Tocqueville ... Sándor Bölöni Farkas (1795-1842) published his Journey in North America (Útazas Észak Amerikában) in 1834, a year before de Tocqueville's Democracy in America appeared. The former work analyzed Jacksonian democracy in contrast to the oppressive regime of Prince Metternich. Coincidentally de Tocqueville and Bölöni Farkas met in Charlestown where the prison logbook preserves the memory of their respective visits on the same day in 1831. It will be remembered that de Tocqueville undertook his journey to America upon being granted a commission from the French government to study the penal system in the United States as a possible guide for French prison reform, along with his friend Gustave de Beaumont. Their jointly authored report, On the Penitentiary System in the United Sates and Its Application in France, appeared in 1833. American National Biography, vol. 21, pp., 715-717

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        String Quintet (op. 29)

      1802. First Edition . BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Quintetto Pour 2 Violons, 2 Altos et Violoncelle, composé et dédié à Monsieur le Comte Maurice de Fries par L. van Beethoven. Oeuv. 29. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1802]. Folio, original separate parts (as issued), first violin part and first viola part respined. $3200.First edition, in parts, of BeethovenÂ’s String Quintet op. 29, fully engraved.The String Quintet op. 29 “quite definitely points to the future and gives and indication of what is to come after 1802. This is one of the transitional works which lies squarely across style boundaries. Few of BeethovenÂ’s works flow as smoothly and easily as the quintetÂ’s first movement; its melodies move from cadence to cadence with a quality of repose that is delightful. The lyric, florid adagioÂ… is a charming inspiration worthy of comparison with the best works of Mozart. [In] the third and fourth movements we see the Beethoven of the future” (Scherman and Biancolli, 206-207). Kinsky-Halm, 70. Each part with faint owner inkstamp. First violin part with 18th-century owner signature of W. Brand.An extremely good copy, handsomely boxed.

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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, 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 the British Government.

      London: J. Debrett, 1802 4to (275 x 220 mm). Full calf leather binding, gilt titles to the spine, color label, five raised bands, gilt fillet surround front and back board. Covers have minor wear, very small area of worming just above the bottom edge of front cover, some shelf wear, corners are chipped and slightly bumped. Spine is bright and very lightly rubbed. Firm binding in excellent condition. Replacement endpapers. The majority of the pages are very toned otherwise just sporadic brown blemishes and the very occasional light stains to the lower margins in places. Book is lacking all the plates and map but still makes an interesting read. 532 pages.

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        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. Revised and Corrected.

      New York: by George F. Hopkins, 1802. 2 volumes. A Rare and Very Important Edition. Only the second printing of the great work. 8vo, handsomely bound in the original tree calf, the respined to style with gilt bands, small gilt tools, and red lettering labels, quite expertly and skillfully accomplished. viii, 317; v, 351, [1] ad. A unusually fine and very handsome set withal. This is an exceptional copy in that it remains essentially entirely free of the browning and foxing that is normal to the printing of this edition. It is then very rare thus, and in a most desirable contemporary state, fresh, clean and crisp, unpressed and with the backs handsomely restored to style. ONE OF THE GREATEST WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICAL, LEGAL AND PHILOSOPHIC THOUGHT. AN ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT AND VERY EARLY PRINTING, ONLY THE SECOND, AND WITH ADDITIONS INCLUDING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AMENDMENTS, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF ARTICLES BY HAMILITON WRITING UNDER THE PSEUDONYM "PACIFICUS". HERE PRESENTED WITH THE FOUNDING PAPERS OF OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. "The Federalist is the most important work in political science that has ever been written, or is likely ever to be written in the United States. It is...the one product of the American mind that is rightly counted among the classics of political theory." The Federalist stands beside the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution itself among all the sacred writings of American political history. It has a quality of legitimacy, of authority, and authenticity that caused Thomas Jefferson to say of it, "appeal is habitually made by all, and rarely declined or denied by any" as to the "genuine meaning" of the Constitution. George Washington, writing to Alexander Hamilton in the summer of 1788, said: "When the transient circumstances and fugitive performances which attended this crisis shall have disappeared, that work will merit the notice of posterity, because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government--which will be always interesting to mankind so long as they shall be connected in a civil society." "Its fame derives from the whole course of American history. It is a sign, as it were, of the prodigious success of the Constitution, which as it has endured and evolved over the generations, has called attention ever more insistently to the men who, having helped write it, first explained it. In bursts of brilliance it is not only an analysis and defense of our Constitution but an exposition of certain enduring truths that provide an understanding of both the dangers and the delights of free government. It mixes candor and hope, realism and idealism in a message to all friends of liberty. No happiness without liberty, no liberty without self-government..." (Rossiter 1961). One of the most important pieces of early American writing. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay originally published these articles to explain the principle of, and to argue the propriety of adopting, the recently devised Constitution. This edition was the last issued during Hamilton's lifetime, and the last with which any of the three authors had any involvement..

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        Recherches sur les characteres des grandes esp

      - Engelmann, p. 613; WorldCat (5 copies); not in Nissen; for Christol: DSB III, p. 264. First (and only separately published) edition of a very rare work on the palaeontology of the Rhinoceros, with a large folding lithograph after drawings by the author. Christol (1802-1861) took an early interest in palaeontology and collected fossils. In 1829 he dared to challenge Cuvier's then still largely dominant views of human origins. The title-page notes that he was already a member of the Acad

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        Recueil des Cartes, Plans, Vues et Medailles

      1802. First Edition . (TROY) LECHEVALIER, Jean-Baptiste. Recueil des Cartes, Plans, Vues et Medailles, pour Servir au Voyage de la Troade. Paris: Dentu, 1802. Folio (10 by 13-1/2 inches), contemporary full brown mottled calf sympathetically rebacked and recornered, original black morocco spine labels laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $4200.First edition of the plate volume to illustrate Le Chevalier’s archaeological expedition in search of Troy, with 37 engraved plates and maps on 29 sheets, 16 double-page or folding, with plates of Corfu, Zante, Ithaca and Athens, in addition to fine views of the plain of Troy.This is Le Chevalier’s definitive work on Troy. “Le Chevalier’s theory as to the actual location of Troy was incorrect, but the work nevertheless marks the beginning of modern archaeological exploration in the area” (Blackmer). To reach the site, Le Chevalier traveled to Constantinople via the Ionian islands, Athens and the Aegean islands, which are represented in this atlas as well. Issued separately to accompany the third edition of Le Chevalier’s text in three octavo volumes, this atlas volume is often found by itself (Blackmer owned only the atlas). Text in French. Blackmer 994. Atabey 698. Maps and plates clean and fine, with crisp impressions. Some rubbing to covers of contemporary calf, nicely rebacked and restored. An excellent copy of this scarce and finely illustrated work.

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        Die privatisirenden F

      Hennings, Bundesstadt; Deutschland [d.i. Erfurt 1802 - 5 Bl

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Butter]
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        Arithmétique universelle traduite du Latin en Francais, avec des notes explicatives par Noel Beaudeux.

      Paris, chez Bernard, 1802, 2 parties in 4°, de 2ff. XXIV-252pp. & 2ff. 257pp. 1f., ill. de 14 planches gravées h.t., 2ff. de cat. de l'éditeur, reliés en 1 vol. demi-veau blond époque, coins vélin, plats papier marbré, qq. infimes rousseurs sinon très bel exemplaire. Rare première édition française de cet ouvrage fondamental. Ces leçons d'algèbre données par Newton à Cambridge entre 1673 et 1683 furent publiées pour la première fois par son assistant William Whiston en 1707. Parmi quelques nouveaux théorèmes et divers points d'algèbre, plus une théorie des équations, on note surtout dans ce traité de très importants résultats: comme le groupement par couple des racines imaginaires d'une équation, la détermination des valeurs approchées des racines numériques, la formation de la somme des mêmes puissances des racines, et le fondement de la théorie des fonctions symétriques de ces racines, enfin une intéressante mais incomplète discussion du nombre des racines imaginaires, problème qui stimulera les réponses de Gravesande et de Maclaurin. ¶ Daumas Hist. science p.581 - Gray Newton 286 - Manque à la Babson Collection, pas dans Sotheran

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        Hamburgisches Adress-Buch auf das Jahr 1803.

      Hermann Hamburg ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - 1802 erschienen ) Gestochenes Titelblatt mit Vignette, XVI, 422 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Erhebliche Verbesserungen ), Ohldr mit 2 farbigen R

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        The Book of Nature. A discourse on some of those instances of the power, wisdom and goodness of God, which are within the reach of common observation. ... To which is added, The Duty of Mercy, and Sin of Cruelty to Brutes; taken chiefly from Dr. Primatt's Dissertation. Fourth edition, etc.

      Boston [Mass.]: Printed by Samuel Hall, no. 53, Cornhill, 1802. Duodecimo, [2]-47 pages. The first American edition; fourth edition overall, from the third published in England (first printed in 1792). John Toogood was a theologian concerned with the parallel revelations of creation - revealed as the 'book of nature' - and scripture. Many theologians were placing significant or all emphasis on the Bible, which in Toogood's estimation was evident in the cruel treatment of animals. He thought a crime against the least of God's creations was a crime against God. The author of the second work, Humphrey Primatt, "was a clergyman who wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy... His only known work, A Dissertation on the Duty of Mercy and Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animals (1766), attacks what the author sees as unnecessary cruelty to animals, including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. His argument opens from the position that justice is a universal rule, stemming from God. Therefore, as animals are created by God, justice must extend to them as well." (Oxford Index). Contemporary marbled wrappers; free front endpaper clipped likely removing an owner's name, but the name "B Woodworth's 1805" remains. Generally very good. [OCLC locates thirteen copies].

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        THÉORIE DES JARDINS, Ou L'Art Des Jardins De La Nature.

      Paris: Panckoucke 1802. The enlarged and partially revised second edition, which includes significant material supplementing the original version of 1776. The newly added preface (128 pages) provides, among other things, an extended commentary on writings on garden design published since the first edition. There are also 75 pages of end notes and a new 100 page section on trees, consisting primarily of a "Tableau Dendrologique" listing the various features of over 1000 varieties of trees. Morel's THEORIE, following shorter works by Girardin and Watelet, presented the most thorough treatise on the new theories of natural garden design which dominated French taste at the end of the 18th century. It was also the first treatise on garden design in the natural style (French or English) to have been written by a professional rather than an amateur. Morel's practical experience is evident throughout, which may help account for the high esteem in which the book was held by French landscape gardeners far into the nineteenth century. Drawing heavily on Whately's OBSERVATIONS ON MODERN GARDENING, Morel rejected the formal symmetry of classical French gardens in favor of the picturesque and "natural" style associated with the English. He did not, however, actually visit England and its gardens until after the publication of the first edition, and the comments he added to this edition are the first to reflect first-hand experience of the places Whately had described. All these additions make this the generally preferred edition for purposes of study. Ganay 98. Two volumes, 8vo (21 x 14 cm); (viii) + cxxviii + 234 + (1, errata), (iv) + 340 + (2, errata) pp. + engraved frontispiece. Original plain blue paper wraps with printed spine labels; extremities rubbed; last three leaves of volume one stained; some margin soiling of first two leaves of volume two; a wide-margined copy with text with edges untrimmed. .

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        THE RED BOOK, and The Black Book. By the author of Summer Rambles.

      Two volumes. Volume I: [4], 127 pages; engraved frontispiece. Volume II: [4], 152 pages. 12mo. Original half calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, with gilt banding and red title labels. First edition. A very good copy of a scarce title. Osborne Catalogue page 296, Volume I only, wrongly attributed in the to Elizabeth Sandham.Good deeds are recorded in the Red Book and bad deeds in the Black.

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        Atlas historique, généalogique chronologique et géographique

      Original French edition, rare, first edition having appeared in London in 1801. Enhanced 33 double pages in color, 22 maps (sometimes two per page) appeared in eight deliveries of 4 cards or boards between 1802 and 1826 (QuÚrard). Edition published under the pseudonym A. Lesage. Half sheepskin blonde corners of the time. boards paste paper lined golden wheels. Sheepskin label on the front cover. Some spots on the back. Paper shabby boards. Some spots. QuÚrard in his literary France, reports about what work he would not actually the work of Las Cases but an English or Irish cleric who sold his work to the latter who had published his return in France; in any case this world atlas (map of Asia, Oceania and America) is a compilation, maps naturally not being de Las Cases, and the author has drawn on various works to build his own. This atlas was reprinted several times and continued, but although provided with more maps (which could also buy extra), these reissues concern not only the world under the Empire and are less specific. The geopolitics of Europe 1802/1804 is not the same as 1822 or 1831 and it is the same for the United States. In addition to the cards on five continents, is a map of ancient Greece, the Roman world ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné Paris 1802-1804 in plano (39,5x51cm) relié

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        Wir H. Zech- und andere meister der bürgerlichen Statt Loben der Zunftslade urkunden hiermit . ". Handwerkskundschaft in Kupferstich mit handschriftlichen Ausfertigungen, einem kl. etw. lädiertem Siegel und Ansicht von Leoben.

      Leoben, Max Holz, 1802 - Am 18. Oktober 1802 ausgestellte schöne Handwerkskundschaft der Stadt Leoben mit einer großen Ansicht der Stadt von F. X. Karrer. - Leicht gebräunt und teils gering fleckig. Einige kl. Fehlstellen im Bereich der Knickfalten und ein fachgerecht restaurierter Randeinriss (ca. 4 cm ins Bild ragend) in der Mitte des oberen Bildrandes. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Ca. 34 cm x 46 cm (Bild und Text).

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      1802. Rara carta del Dipartimento dell'Olona diviso nei distretti di Milano, Pavia, Monza e Gallarate. Il titolo è iscritto in semplice riquadro nell'angolo in basso a sinistra in cui è riportata anche la scala metrica. Si presenta applicata su supporto cartaceo coevo. Segno di gora d'acqua lungo il margine destro e restauro. Complessivamente ottimo esemplare nonostante alcuni segni del tempo.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1297; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 58, fig. a p. 57

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        Carte des Etats Danois

      Paris: Strasbourg chez Treuttel et Wurtz Libraires, 1802. Book. Illus. by Pierre Lapie. Near Very Good. No Binding. NAP. Antique map of Denmark and its possessions with foxing, creases, tape repairs on the reverse side. Circa 1802. The only other copy I was able to locate is in Denmarks National Library. The texture of the map suggests it has been backed. .

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        Voyage à la Louisiane, et sur le continent de l'Amérique septentrionale, fait dans les années 1794 à 1798

      Paris, Dentu, 1802. 1802, 1802, in-8, de VIII, 382 pp.. et une carte dépliante, cartonnage bleu de l'époque à la Bradel, Edition originale publiée au moment où la Louisiane fut vendue à la France, il contient un long et intéressant historique ainsi les vocabulaires des Indiens Dakota et Chippeway. L'ouvrage contient d'intéressants détails sur la nature du sol , les productions de commerce et d'industrie du pays, il retrace les guerres des Français contre les Anglais et les indigènes. Baudry des Lozières analyse avec finesse et précision les circonstances historiques et actuelles de la Louisiane ; il s'étend sur ses ressources en blé, en vin, légumes et gibier ainsi que sur l' ornithologie, ichtyologie et entomologie ; il décrit la culture du tabac et les habitudes des louisianais. La carte gravée hors texte par L. Collin va du Canada au golfe du Mexique. Exemplaire à grandes marges, bien conservé ; réparation marginale à un feuillet

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        Voyage en Islande fait par ordre de S.M. Danoise contenant des observations sur les moeurs et les usages des Habitans; une description del lacs, rivieres, glaciers, sources chaudes et volcans; de diverses espèces de terres, pierres, fossiles et pétrifications; des animaux, poissons et insectes, etc. etc.

      Paris, Chez les Frères Levrault, 1802, cinque volumi in-8vo (cm. 12,5 x 20) + Mezza pelle coeva con doppio tassello e tit. in oro al dorso, pp. (4), IV, 444 + (4), 434 + (4), 400 + (4), 451+ (4), 419 + atlante in cartonato coevo, con frontespizio inciso, una grande carta ripiegata e 59 tavole incise in rame. Prima edizione francese tradotta dall'originale olandese del 1772 da Gauthier de Lapeyronie. Nato in Islanda, Eggert Olafsen studiò a Copenhagen e fu membro dell'Accademia di Scienze danese. Nel 1752 ebbe l'incarico di questa spedizione insieme a Bierne Povelsen, al fine di eseguire degli studi sulla storia naturale e sull'economia politica di quelle contrade. La presente opera è frutto del diario che Olafsen elaborò durante il suo viaggio di oltre cinque anni in Islanda, e fornisce una descrizione molto dettagliata di quelle regioni, arricchita da bellissime incisioni, sopratutto di uccelli. Anker 379; Cox I - 187; Nissen ZBI 3009; Chavanne, Litr. Uber d. Polar - Regionen 2194.

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        THE ACCOMPLISHED TUTOR; or, Complete System of Liberal Education: containing the most improved theory and practice of the following subjects: 1. English Grammar and Elocution. 2. Penmanship, and Short Hand. 3. Arithmetic, Vulgar and Decimal. 4. Stock-holding, and Merchants Accompts. 5. Mensuration, and Architecture. 6. Optics. 7. Algebra. 8. Doctrine of Annuities. 9. Trigonometry. 10. Logarithms. 11. Geography. 12. Astronomy. 13. Mechanics. 14. Electricity. 15. Pneumatics. 16. Hydrostatics. 17. Hydraulics. 18. Drawing, Engravings, and Painting. And other useful matter. Embellished with Twenty-copper-plates and six Maps, neatly engraved. Second edition. In two volumes.

      Volume I: viii, 470 pages. Volume II: viii, 458 pages. Many of the 26 engraved plates and maps are folding. Original grey paper-covered boards, sometime re-backed in cream paper, with paper labels to spines. Quarto. 228 x 145. Edges uncut. The pair contained in a folding cloth, gilt box with red leather label to the spine. Ownership names to endpapers. A very good, clean set.

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        The Country Twenty-Five Miles Round London Planned from a Scale of One Mile to an Inch. By W. Faden Geog to His Majesty and To H.R.H. The Prince of Wales [ 3rd Edition. 1802. NB. The Extent of the Penny Post is Coloured Orange ]

      London: Willam Faden , 1802. Large folding coloured linen backed map in four parts, each part in 16 sections. Map measures 50 x 42 inches. Map has some very minor marking or wear. Generally the map is in very good order. Each part is housed in original paper backed board slipcase, the four parts house in original large paper backed slipcase. The slipcase's are worn with loss. Generally in good condition. A very nice large coloured map. . Third Edition. Very Good.

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        An Historical Account of the Discovery and Education of a Savage Man, or of the first developments, physical and moral, of the Young Savage caught in the woods near Aveyron, in the year 1798.

      Printed for Richard Phillips. 1802 148, [4]pp ads, stipple engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo. Old adhesive mark to borders pp.6-7, sl. damage to paper not affecting text, sl. waterstain to head of frontispiece, occasional dusting & light browning. Expertly bound in recent half calf, gilt decorated spine, red morocco label, marbled boards. Wigan Public Library with 19th century oval blind-stamp to foot of titlepage & frontispiece. Printed stamp on titlepage verso and hand-written catalogue note on frontispiece recto.First published in Paris in 1801, this is the first English edition, translated by Nogent. Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, 1774-1838, was a French army surgeon, remembered for his work with 'Victor', the wild boy of Aveyron, and his attempts to train him for 'civilized' life.

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        Traité théorique et pratique de l'art de bâtir

      - Chez L'auteur, A Paris 1802, in-4 (22,5 x 29 cm), 4 tomes en 6 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 152 planches dépliantes dans l'atlas. Reliures en pleine basane blonde mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisses orné à la grotesque (multiples losanges), séries de roulettes en queue et tête composant un nouveau motif à la grotesque. Pièces de titres et de tomaison en basane noire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, rare, illustrée de 152 planches dépliantes, illustrant les manières de construire une coupole, un pont, un monument...    Reliures en pleine basane blonde mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisses orné à la grotesque (multiples losanges), séries de roulettes en queue et tête composant un nouveau motif à la grotesque. Pièces de titres et de tomaison en veau noir. Mors fendus en tête au tome 1. Un manque en tête du tome 2 et mors fendus en tête. Douze coins émoussés. Frottements d'usage en coiffes, mors, coins et pièces de tomaisons. Quelques traces de mouillures et quelques rousseurs.   Grand classique de l'architecture, précurseur des principes constructifs modernes, encore étudié aujourd'hui en histoire de l'architecture, pour ce que ce traité amène de radicalement nouveau dans les techniques de construction. Rondelet, élève de Blondel, est appelé par Soufflot pour le seconder quant à la construction du Panthéon, celui-ci décédant en 1780, c'est lui qui achève sa construction en mettant au point des solutions nouvelles notamment pour la réalisation du dôme. Il met ainsi au point la pierre armée, préfiguration du béton armé en insérant des tiges de métal dans la pierre de la coupole et dans les architraves. Son traité, qui théorise ses principes constructifs s'intéresse principalement à la structure de l'édifice, en laissant de côté les aspects purement ornementaux, et c'est cet aspect qui est révolutionnaire. Le traité est davantage un manuel fondé sur l'analyse empirique, qui cherche à assurer la solidité et la pérennité des bâtiments. La rapidité d'exécution que permet l'ouvrage en assurera la notoriété et l'utilisation jusqu'au début du XXème siècle. On remarquera une partie fort intéressante sur les bois d'Afrique, d'Amérique... 

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        Geschichte und topographische Beschreibung der Stadt Wetzlar] ; Friedrich Wilhelm Freyherrn von Ulmenstein, Fürstl. Nassau-Weilburgischen Regierungsraths, Geschichte und topographische Beschreibung der Stadt Wetzlar

      Bd. 1: Hadamar in Komission in der neuen Gelehrten Buchhandlung,1802. / Band 2 + 3 Wetzlar, gedruckt mit Stockischen Schriften, 1806 1802. Originalausgabe 8°, 22 cm, Bd. 1, 682 Seiten.+ Ansicht / Kupfer der Reichs- Stadt Wetzlar (Abendseite) Bd. 2, 842 Seiten + Ansicht / Kupfer der Reichs-Stadt Wetzlar (Mittag Seite). Band 3: 384 S. + Urkundenbuch 224 Seiten + Register 159 Seiten + Karte Grundriss der Stadt Wetzlar, Schrift: Fraktur, Ex-Libris auf Vorsatzblatt gebundene Ausgabe, Pappbände der Zeit mit handbeschriebene Rückenschilder, innen stockfleckig, leicht berieben und bestossen, sonst Exemplare in gutem Erhaltungszustand Erster Theil und zweyter Theil welcher die älteste und die mittlere Geschichte der Stadt begreifet. Dritter Theil welcher die Topographie der Stadt enthält. Hessen 2 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Wetzlar ; Geschichte 1810 ; Quelle; Wetzlar ; Topographie ; Geschichte 1810 ; Quelle, Geschichte, Geographie, Heimat- und Länderkunde, Reisen, Hessen: Gießen / Lahn-Dill-Kreises / Hassiaca / Chronik / Heimatbuch / Heimatkunde / Heimatgeschichte / Lokal- und Regionalgeschichte / Stadtgeschichte / Stadtbeschreibung / Städtebilder / Stadtansicht / Städte / Stadtporträt / Stadtportrait /

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        Ultime Lettere di Jacopo Ortis tratte dagli autografi. (Segue il motto:) ''Naturae clamat ab ipso Vox tumulo''. Italia MDCCCII (probabilmente Milano, 1802)

      1802. in-8, pp. (10), 244, (4, Errata e ultima bianca), leg. coeva m.pelle zigrinata, titolo e fregi oro al dorso liscio. piatti in carta marmorizz. In antiporta vi è il ritratto del Foscolo, inc. in ovale. E' l'edizione detta ''Mantovana'', ma probabilmente impressa a Milano e curata dall'autore come le precedenti quattro (la prima fu 1798), assai rara. Esemplare bello e puro.

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        Descriptions pittoresques de jardins du goût le plus moderne

      1802 - VIII-124 pp., 28 pl. gravées À Leipzig, Chez Voss et Compagnie, 1802, in-8, VIII-124 pp, 28 pl. gravées sur cuivre, demi-basane havane de l'époque, dos fileté orné de fleurons à froid et d'un chiffre couronné en pied, Première édition française du Gemählde von Gärten im neuern Geschmacke de Christian Ludwig Stieglitz (1756-1836), publié à l'origine à Leipzig en 1796. Réflexion lyrique sur l'aménagement des jardins, ornée de planches gravées d'après les dessins de Karl August Benjamin Siegel (1757-1832), professeur d'architecture à Leipzig et à Drese, par Johann Adolf Darnstedt (1769-1844), Gottlieb Wilhelm Hüllmann (1765-1828) et Schumann : 1 plan "I" et 7 planches correspondantes numérotés I-A à I-G, 1 plan "II" et 8 planches II-A à II-H, puis 11 planches figurant des pavillons et mobiliers de jardins. Une charnière fendu sur 3 cm, petit trou de ver en pied du dos, dos passé. Petites rousseurs aux planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bilderbuch für Kinder - Vierter Band 4 -

      Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar 1802 - Leder, 30 handkolorierte Tafeln, gutes Exemplar, Tafel 24 (Schmetterlinge) leicht verfärbt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du Bengale a Pétersbourg. A travers les Provinces Septentrionales de l'Inde, le Kachmyr, la Perse, sur la Mer Caspienne, etc; Suivi de l'Histoire des Rohillahs et de Celle des Seykes. Traduit de l'Anglais, avec des additions considérables et une Notice Chronologique des Khans de Crimée, d'aprés les écrivains Turks, Persans, etc., par L. Langlés.

      Delalance, 1802. Tre volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. (4) 319 (1); (4) 472; (4) 498 + (2) d'errata. Con due grandi carte geografiche incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Bruniture limitate a poche pagine, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Prima edizione francese condotta sull'originale inglese del 1798, tradotta dal celebre orientalista Louis Mathieu Langlès (1793-1824).

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        On the Theory of Light and Colours [An Account of some Cases of the Production of Colours, not hitherto described]. The Bakerian Lecture.

      London: W. Bulmer for G. & W. Nicol, 1802. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 92, Part I, 1802, pp. 12-48 & 387-97. London: W. Bulmer for G. & W. Nicol, 1802. 2 parts, 4to. Engraved plate by Basire in part 1. Red modern faux leather. Parts I and II bound in one volume, 528 pp.Article Part 1: Dibner 152; PMM 259; Norman 2275. Article Part 2 Norman 2276 - FIRST EDITIONS. Part 1 is 'an epoch-making contribution to the theory of light in all its phases'. Read as the Bakerian lecture, November 12, 1801, Young firmly endorsed Huygen's wave theory of light, displacing Newton's corpuscular theory which had been favored for most of the 18th century, and so found explanations for unresolved optical phenomena such as interference. Part 2 is a further explanation of the wave theory. -. Near Fine.

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        The History and Antiquities of Reading

      London: printed for the Author by J. Nichols and Son, 1802. First edition. Illustrated with a large folding plan, 6 aquatint plates, 1 other plan. xvi,464, 32 [appendices] pp. 1 vols. 4to (12-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches). Original boards, recent drab paper spine, printed paper label. Uncut and unpressed. Inner hinges repaired, some rubbing to corners. Very good. First edition. Illustrated with a large folding plan, 6 aquatint plates, 1 other plan. xvi,464, 32 [appendices] pp. 1 vols. 4to (12-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches). Uncut in Boards.

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        Description anatomique d'un elephant male

      Paris: H.J. Jansen, 1802. Hardcover. Imperial folio. Imperial folio (530x350 mm), uncut, x, [2], 108 pp., half title, portrait frontispiece, 20 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, skillfully rebacked; foxing to first pages, unobstrusive library stamps. Superb copy. ---First edition, exeedingly rare - Nissen 798, Schrader-H. 327-328, DSB III, 38: "He performed careful dissections of the elephant. " - published posthumously. - Probably one of the first descriptions of the dissection of a Ceylonese elephant which was carried out in 1774. - Plates with numerous detailed anatomical illustrations. Very Good.

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        Arabic title:] Kitab al-Filahah. Libro de Agricultura. Traducido al castellano y anotado por Don Josef Antonio Banqueri.

      Madrid: en la imprenta real, 1802 - 2 volumes, folio (307 x 200 mm) gathered and signed in fours. Contemporary tree sheep, spines gilt in compartments, red morocco labels (slightly amended with small onlays to read "Agricultura del moro"), marbled endpapers, red edges. Half-title to vol. II only, lacking in vol. I, text printed in two columns, in Spanish and Arabic. Joints rubbed, occasional spotting or light foxing, a few small stains, but generally crisp, a very good copy. First edition. Ibn al-'Awwam (in full, Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn 'Al-Awwam Al-Ishbili) was an Arab agriculturist who flourished at Seville in southern Spain in the later 12th century. His lengthy handbook entitled in Arabic Kitab al-Filahah (Book on Agriculture) is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject in medieval Arabic, and one of the most important medieval works on the subject in any language. It is the most renowned of all the Andalusi agronomists because it was the first to be published and translated into a modern language in this edition, then into French by Clément-Mullet in 1864–67, and subsequently into Urdu in 1927. It was thus for a long time the only source of reference on medieval Andalusi agronomy. Moreover it is one of the few works of this genre that has come down to us more or less complete. Nearly everything that is known about Ibn al-'Awwam is gleaned from his book. It appears that he was an aristocratic landowner, with personal practical experience of cultivation and land management, and that he was well-read in the agricultural writings of his predecessors. He cites information from as many as 112 authors, especially the Geoponica of Cassianus Bassus, the Book of Nabataean Agriculture attributed to Ibn Wahshiyya, and many Andalusian Arabic authors (the great majority to Ibn Bassal, Abu al-Khayr al-Ishbili or Ibn Hajjaj, all three of whom wrote books about agriculture in the later 11th century in southern Spain, copies of which have survived only partly and incompletely). The work is divided into 34 chapters, the first 30 dealing with crops and the remaining 4 with livestock. A 35th chapter, on dogs, was apparently planned but no trace of it survives. The book describes the cultivation of 585 different plants, and gives cures for diseases of trees and vines, as well as diseases and injuries to horses and cattle. The translator worked at the Royal Library in Madrid. In 1781 he sent a letter to his patron discussing this work, in which he stresses the importance of Ibn al-'Awwam as a source for learning about agricultural methods which could be applied in Spain. The introduction of Islamic methods of agriculture had a profound influence on Spanish cuisine. One of the first innovations achieved by the Moors was the installation of irrigation systems which allowed the harvesting of arid areas, thereby expanding and improving vegetable plantations. The Arab agronomists also introduced natural produce from Asia previously unknown to the Spanish. Many of these continue to be basic ingredients in today's Spanish cuisine and include most spices, as well as produce such as saffron, apricots, artichokes, carob, sugar, aubergines, grapefruits, carrots, coriander and rice. These ingredients remain a firm point of reference for Spanish and Andalusian recipes, featuring in for example pinchito moruno andaluz, a dish normally made with chicken, saffron, cumin and coriander. Another notable example is what is widely regarded as the Spanish national dish, paella, whose main ingredients are rice and saffron. Thanks to the success of such crops, Spain today is one of the main producers of saffron. In fact, along with Iran, Spain produces 80% of the crop worldwide. Provenance: Sir John Sinclair (1754–1835), Scottish politician and writer on agriculture (Statistical Account of Scotland) and finance (vol.1 with his initialled note concerning the present work to front free endpaper and a note presenting the volume to him in Cadiz to verso of title). Later bookplat [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires pour servir a l'Histoire Naturelle et principalement a l'Oryctographie de l'Italie, et des pays adjacens

      Chez J. J. Fuchs, 1802. 2 voll. in-8° (210x140mm), pp. (4), II, 400 [i. e. 402], (2) di errata, (8) di esplicazione delle tavole e di altra errata; 362; brossura originale azzurra. Al primo vol., 8 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t.; al secondo vol., 5 tavv. sempre incise su rame ripiegate f.t. in fine. Ex-libris. Bell'esemplare, candido e in barbe. Prima e unica edizione, molto rara. L'intero primo volume è occupato da un saggio sulla geologia di Vicenza e del suo territorio, mentre il secondo contiene una dissertazione sui discoliti (un tempo noti come pietre fossili lenticolari), svariate lettere del Fortis o a lui indirizzate relative a esperienze idroscopiche e metalloscopiche (nella prima vi è il resoconto di un viaggio scientifico ad Oneglia; in un'altra si tratta degli elefanti fossili rinvenuti a Romagnano, presso Verona). L'opera è frutto dell'assemblaggio di varie dissertazioni che il Fortis aveva letto o pubblicato in svariate sedi accademiche. L'abate Alberto (al secolo Giovanni Battista) Fortis (Padova, 1741-Bologna, 1803), naturalista e geologo italiano, nonché poliedrica figura del nostro Illuminismo (fu anche letterato, giornalista e poeta), è oggi ricordato soprattutto per il suo "Viaggio in Dalmazia", ricco di importantissime osservazioni scientifiche e destinato a larga risonanza oltre i confini patrii, conoscendo traduzioni nelle principali lingue d'Europa. Trasferitosi 1796 a Parigi, godette della protezione di Napoleone; tornato in Italia dopo la battaglia di Marengo, fu eletto prefetto della biblioteca di Bologna. Rumor, Bibliografia di Vicenza, 886. BLC, v. 112. Poggendorff, I, 778-779. Francese

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        Histoire de la mesure du temps par les horloges

      Edition illustrated with 23 folding plates in fine Volumes I and 2. Binders full of used brown sheepskin time. back smooth decorated with two different irons. as exhibits in red morocco volume number of parts in black leather. Headgear head torn Volume I; torn tails. Mors top of Volume I and split open the head and tail. outer edge of Volume I and blunt naked ainsiq took over, same for volume 2, but only partly. All very rubbed. De L'imprimerie de la République à Paris 1802 in-4 (20x26cm) (2) xxviij, 373pp. (1) et (2) xvj, 447pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés

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        Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems. Vol. I: 3rd edn; Vol. II: 2nd edn. 2 vols.

      T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1802 Illustrated with 23 original silhouettes bound in at the end of each volume (12 in vol. I, 11 in vol. II). Contemp. full straight grained green morocco, spines expertly replaced with matching green calf, gilt ornaments, dentelles & single-ruled borders, tan & black leather labels. Booklabels of A. Lubbock on leading pastedowns, partly obscuring earlier signatures of C. Gell. a.e.g. A v.g. handsome copy.Wise (6). The first edition of 1798 comprised one volume only. For the second edition, a second volume of poems was added, with vol. I only designated 'second edition'. For the next edition, 1802, the one here presented, vol. I was thus the 'third edition', while vol. II was the 'second edition'. In this edition Wordsworth further expanded the celebrated preface, as well as editing the poems in several places. One of Wordsworth's poems was excised completely, as well as Coleridge's 'The Dungeon', reducing his contribution to just four pieces. The Argument to Ancient Mariner was also omitted. This copy has been augmented with the addition of 23 delicate silhouettes, cut from black paper and laid on to blanks, bound in at the end of each volume. These early images are unsigned, but each is accompanied by an ms. caption in a contemp. hand and page reference. Two silhouettes may have been excised (or never completed), as two text references appear without an accompanying image.

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        History of the Union of the Kingdoms of Great-Britain and Ireland ; with an Introductory Survey of Hibernian Affairs, traced from the Times of Celtic Colonisation. [With an Appendix: "The Act of the British Parliament for an Union with Ireland"].

      First Edition. London, Printed fro the Author by S. Hamilton (Falcon Court in Fleet Street) and sold by G. Kearsley, 1802. Octavo. II, 522 pages plus 6 pages Index. Hardcover / Fantastic, recent half leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of mild foxing. 19th century's preowners name in ink on the titlepage: "J. Gould - Stoford, 1833". Extremely scarce !

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        Voyage fait par ordre de L'Impératrice de Russie Catherine II, dans le nord de la Russie Asiatique, dans la Mer Glaciale, dans la mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Côtes de L'Amérique, depuis 1785 jusq'wn 1794, Par le Commodore Billings

      Paris: Chez F Buisson, Anon X (1802). 2 volumes with Atlas. [4]+xxiv+385 pages with xxii-xxiv lists books of voyages available from the publisher; [4]+418 pages with appendix containing vocabularies of the languages of Yukagir, Yakut, Tungoose, Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands and Kadiak and inex. Atlas with title, list of plates, 14 engraved plates & large folding engraved map. Text volumes are small octavo (7¾" x 4½"), 19th century quarter calf & boards, spines tooled in gilt, morocco lettering pieces; atlas is quarto (11" x 7½") in period tree calf, spine tooled in gilt. Translated by J Castéra. (Howes S-117) First French Edition. Martin Sauer was an English civil servant who knew Russian, French and German. He became acquainted with Joseph Billings in St Petersburg in the 1780s. He agreed to join Billing’s expedition as his secretary and interpreter. It was agreed that he would write the official account, but there is some controversy about his actives when he returned to St Petersburg in 1974. It has been suggested that he left hurriedly for England with much of the important archival material from the voyage, including diaries and secret reports, so that he could publish a record of the expedition before Russian authorities and scholars in the Academy of Sciences could review it details. Sauer’s An account of the Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia was published in London in 1802. It contains an abundance of detail about eastern Siberia and the Aleutian Islands, and records the expedition’s visits to Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound and the coast south as far as Yakutat Bay. The chart was made by Aaron Arrowsmith from Sauer’s notes and Billing’s observations, and the whole complements well the other contemporary accounts of the expedition by the cartographer Gavriil Sarychev and the naturalist Carl Heinrich Merck. Condition: Some rubbing and wear to coves of both atlas and text volumes, some chipping to spine ends, small gouge at back of atlas and stamp to front end paper else in very good condition.

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        Saggio di Esperienze sul Galvanismo.

      Bologna: A S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1802. First separate edition, extremely rare, of this work which represents the beginning of the use of galvanism as a therapeutic tool. This work prepared the ground for the development of various forms of electrotherapy that were heavily used later in the 19th century. Even today, deep brain stimulation, a procedure currently employed to relieve patients with motor or behavioural disorders, owes much to Aldini and galvanism. Aldini was born in Bologna in 1762 and graduated in physics at the University of his native town in 1782. As nephew and assistant of Galvani, he actively participated in a series of crucial experiments with frog's muscles that led to the idea that electricity was the long-sought vital force coursing from brain to muscles. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time defending the concept of his discreet uncle against the incessant attacks of Volta, who did not believe in animal electricity. In 1798, the year of the death of his uncle, Aldini accepted the Bologna University chair in physics, which was left vacant by the retirement of his former master Sebastiano Canterzani. It was at this period that he founded the first Galvanic Society in Bologna to foster this science and initiated a series of experiments on various warm blooded animals, including birds, lambs, calves and oxen. In one of these experiments, Aldini applied direct electric current to different parts of an ox brain, which was still in place in the head of the animal, to determine the relative sensitivity of different cerebral regions to galvanism. Aldini obtained positive effects from many brain regions, but the most vigorous motor responses were seen after stimulation of the corpus callosum and cerebellum. Aldini's extensive series of experiments on warm blooded animals led him to consider the possibility of using galvanism as a therapeutic tool and he started to apply electricity on human cadavers to validate this novel application of galvanism. It is ironic that, in order to convince people of the usefulness of galvanism as a therapeutic tool, Aldini had to rely on a device (the bimetallic pile) that was designed by Volta, his most ferocious enemy, largely on the basis of knowledge that the latter gathered from Galvani's original experiments. It is indeed with the help of a voltaic pile consisting of 100 discs made of zinc and as many made of copper that Aldini, with the help of several physicians, proceed to apply galvanism to various parts of the bodies of three criminals who had been executed by decapitation in Bologna. These spectacular demonstrations took place in January and February of 1802 in a large public area located near Bologna's Palace of Justice, where the criminals had been executed about an hour earlier. Aldini was able to produce all sorts of muscular contractions by applying an electric arc at different points along the head and body of the cadavers, hence confirming the results obtained previously with frogs. He noticed that such effects persisted up to three hours after death. Aldini then proceeded to stimulate various regions of the human brain. As in oxen, he obtained massive facial muscle contractions after stimulating the human corpus callosum; an effect that he associated with an epileptic seizure. More interestingly, Aldini was able to specifically stimulate the cerebral cortex of one hemisphere and obtain facial muscle contractions on the side opposite to that of the stimulation. Unfortunately, Aldini did not further exploit this finding, which remained largely ignored and had to be rediscovered by scientists such as Gustav Theodor Fritz and Eduard Hitzig, who applied electrical micro-stimulation to the cerebral cortex of dogs late in the 19th century. Following these successes, Aldini started to travel throughout Europe to convince the scientific community of the existence of animal electricity and to demonstrate the usefulness of galvanism in the field of medicine. Towards the end of 1802, Aldini lectured and experimented before several groups of scientists in Paris, including the members of the Royal Academy of Sciences. At the beginning of 1803, Aldini travelled to England, where he lectured on medical galvanism in Oxford and London. He also gave practical lessons that consisted of applying galvanism to animal and human corpses, as he had previously done in Bologna. Many of these highly theatrical demonstrations were made in the anatomy amphitheatres of Guy's and St. Thomas Hospitals in London, before audiences composed of surgeons, physicians, gentlemen, dukes and even the Prince of Wales. English and French editions of his Saggio were published in 1803, updated with the results of the experiments he had performed in London and Paris (An account of the late improvements in galvanism, with a series of curious and interesting experiments performed before the commissioners of the French National Institute, and repeated lately in the anatomical theatres of London and Précis des expériences galvaniques faites récemment à Londres et à Calais). This is the first of two editions of the Saggio, both published in 1802. The second edition contained a third part of 40 pages and two plates. On the last page of the present work is printed the following note: "The nature of the facts which constitute the third part of this essay has required that its publication be briefly delayed... This short delay will allow me to repeat my experiments...." It was also published in Vol. 19 (1802) of Annali di chimica e storia natural. Both editions of the Saggio are very rare. OCLC: Staadtsbibliothek Berlin only. Not in Fulton & Cushing, Wheeler Gift or the Tomash Collection of books on electricity and magnetism. 8vo (180 x 120mm), pp [4] 68, contemporary boards, a fine copy.

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        Les stratagèmes des échecs, ou collection des cours d'échecs les plus brillans et les plus curieux, tant dans la partie ordinaire que dans les différentes parties composées; tirés des meilleurs auteurs, et dont plusieurs n'ont point encore été pub

      Paris and Strasbourg: Jean-André Fischer, for Amand König, 1802. 2 volumes in one: 93+[1 blank] pages with tables, engraved plate in the text volume; 122 page of color diagrams. Sextodecimo (4 3/4" x 4") bound in period leather with gilt stamping to spine and red spine label. First chess book to be published in color. Date reads X after the French revolution started publishing with the date I in 1792.(Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1788); (Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2152); (Rimington-Wilson 991-994); (Anton Schmid, Lit. des Schachspiels, page 325) First edition.First edition of a fine chess manual, a classic in its field, the plates here beautifully colored by hand. The engraved plate in the text volume of a chess board with all chess pieces set up in the starting position, the fields colored in white and gold and the pieces in red and black, the gold and red colored by hand (opposite page 28), and 120 engraved plates with similarly hand colored chess boards depicting chess problems in the plates volume. The tables with the full proceedings of all the chess games, illustrated on the engraved plates, are given in the text volume, accompanied by short explanations and the book starts with a general exposition of the rules of the game. In the first volume is Cerutti's poem on chess. Stamma is pillaged in this work. The work was published simultaneously at Strasbourg in German translation, and in 1816 it was translated into English. All these editions were several times republished as well, all through the 19th century.

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        A Small Collection of Private Devotions, for Persons of all Ages.

      First edition. London: Printed by Bunny and Gold for T. Reynolds, 1802. 8vo, contemporary black straight-grained morocco, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. A handsomely printed collection of prayers and devotions, the author of which is identified in the foreword only as "a Lady of Distinction and Piety." On the verso of the free endpapers and blanks are six manuscript prayers, apparently in the hand of former owner William Towns, whose signature dated Nov. 6, 1811 is above the first manuscript prayer, entitled "A Prayer before a Journey." Double fore-edge painting: the first is a view of Rye, Sussex and the second is a nautical scene with several ships in the fore- and background. An annotation in pencil on the front blank in what appears to be an early hand states "Double fore-edge painting / 1. View of Rye, Sussex / 2. The [??] Lightship." Bookplate of Charles Walker Andrews on the front paste-down, with his note in pencil "Bot of / Chars Sessler / Philadelphia / Oct. 1931 SL / Double fore edge painting." Very good copy.

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        Ängelske Sid-Captenens, federmera Predikantens Johan Newtons synnerligen märkwärdiga Rese- och Leswernes-Beskrifning... Pastoren Doctor T. Haweis...

      Stockholm: Carl Fr. Marquard, 1802. Small octavo, wear to title-page and final text leaf, contemporary half calf lending-library binding with original borrowing rules pasted to front paste-down, Very uncommon: the first Swedish edition of this series of letters by the English clergyman and former slave-ship owner, John Newton, best known as the author of the hymn "Amazing Grace". The letters are written to Thomas Haweis, co-founder of the London Missionary Society and the editor of the 1799 account of the Duff voyage to Tahiti.After a difficult career as a young man at sea, Newton experienced a conversion in 1748, although for more than a decade he continued his association with slave-ships. It was not until 1764 that Thomas Haweis managed to get Newton the living for Olney in Buckinghamshire, the same year that this work was first published in England (An Authentic Narrative of some Remarkable and Interesting Particulars... Communicated in a series of letters, to the Reverend Mr. Haweis). This Swedish translation is based on a German-language edition of 1791. Becoming a prominent abolitionist, in 1788 Newton published Thoughts Upon the Slave Trade, a horrific account of the Middle Passage.The main text of this work is in the form of a series of "Brefwet" or letters, the first signed 12 January 1763, and the last 2 February 1763. Throughout, there are numerous quotations from the Bible, usually printed in bold, and references to the main locations associated with the slave trade, including notes on Sierra Leone, Antigua and the West Indies. Joints starting but firm, unnumbered final contents page torn with loss and with rather basic paper repair; a worn but not unattractive copy.

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        Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the USA - 1806

      Hardcover. Good. Contemporary brown polished calf, gilt banded spine with black label. James McCorkle ownership and genealogy within. Printed by Jane Aitkin. Aitkin took over her father's printing business in Phila after he died in 1802. Robert (her father) is famous for his printing of the 1st Bible in English in America. Jane was recognized as being a member of the very elite league of early American female printers.

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        THE LONDON CRIES for the Amusement of all Good Children Throughout the World. Taken from Life. Embellished with cuts.

      16 pages. Illustrated with13 fine wood-engravings of cries and one other woodcut. Original wrappers with cuts to both panels printed in sanguine. 10 x 8.2 cm. A fine copy of this delightful and very rare chapbook 'cries,' first published in 1797. WorldCat records one copy only of the 18th century edition, and no copies of the above edition. Copac records no copies of either edition.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF MASTER HEADSTRONG AND MISS PATIENT, in their journey towards the Land of Happiness. Containing an Account of the various Difficulties that Master Headstrong experienced by listening to Passion, leaving Miss Patient, and not consenting that Reason, whom they met on the Road, should always direct his course. [Price Three pence.]

      94 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty woodcuts in the text. Original printed yellow wrappers. Slight loss to paper at foot of spine; else a remarkably good copy. Mrs. Moon [9], states that the printer is J. Bonsor. The above copy, however, is printed by C. Squire, as is the Opie copy. Which issue has precedence is not known. First published circa 1780 by Elizabeth Newbery, the series of Harris reprints, of which the above copy forms a part, are extremely scarce in anything approaching fine condition, being issued in frail paper wrappers.

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      [32] pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved vignette on title, and 15 full-page wood-engravings depicting such healthy pursuits as, football, kite flying, skipping, trap ball, etc. Original yellow wrappers speckled with gilt. 9.6 x 6.2 cm. Contained in a red morocco and cloth chemise with the bookplate of the book collectors Donald & Mary Hyde. A fine copy. This is an unauthorized pirate edition of the title issued by Darton & Harvey in London in 1801 [G1072]; it formed part of 'The Infant's Own Book-case,' a boxed library for children. Rare. Despite its diminutive size, this book is packed with sound advice respecting exercise: 'To prevent bodily weakness and infirmity, exercise is necessary; and one physician has said, that he did not know which was most necessary to the human frame, food or motion.' 'To play with battledore and shuttlecock or with trap and ball, is good exercise; and if we had it in our power to grant, not only the children of the affluent, but even such of the poor as are impelled by necessity to pick cotton, card wool, to sit and spin or reel all day, should have at least one hour, morning and evening, for some youthful recreation.'

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        Elemens de statistique, ou l'on demontre, d'aprees un principe entierement neuf, les ressources de chaque Royaume, Etat et Republique de l'Europe; suivis d'un etat sommaire des principales Puissances et Colonies de l'Indostan. Translated from the English by Denis Francois Donnant.

      Paris: Chez Batilliot jeune et Genets jeune, 1802. A fine copy of the important first French edition (see below) of The Statistical Breviary. Playfair, the founder of graphical methods of statistics, published this work originally in English in 1801. It is considered his most theoretical book about graphics in which he "broke free of analogies to the physical world and drew graphics as designs-in-themselves" (Tufte), and contains what is generally credited as the first pie chart. Donnant did not merely produce a translation but also added several original contributions to this edition, for example A Statistical Account of the United States of America, which Playfair translated into English and published in 1805. In "The Statistical Breviary: shewing, on a Principle Entirely New, the Resources of every State and Kingdom in Europe" [Playfair] first introduced the circle diagram and pie chart that used area to represent the relative sizes of geographical regions. Playfair 'offers a creative combination of different visual forms: circles (used to show the area of nations), a pie chart (to show the divisions of the Turkish Empire), and lines (to show both population and taxes)'--Akerman & Karrow, p. 231 and illustrated as fig. 131 (English edition). Kress B.4583; see Tufte, Visual Display of Quantitative Information, p. 44." (Tufte sale, this French edition). 8vo (193 x 123 mm), pp. [2] [i-] ii-xxxii [1-] 2-182 and 2 large folding letterpress tables plus 5 hand-colored folding engraved charts. Bound in a fine contemporary half gilt with richly gilt spine (small piece chipped away at the at the lower part of the front hinge, otherwise remarkably good), a fine a fresh copy. Rare.

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        An answer to an address from Charles Brooke, wool-broker, to the electors of the Borough of Chippenham, by Henry Guy, clothier.

      Chippenham: printed and sold by J.M. Coombs. 1802. 8vo., 40pp., in a particularly good 20th century panelled calf binding. An excellent copy. First and only edition. This Answer> evidently followed closely on the civil action for a libel heard and determined at the Court of King's Bench on April 28th, 1802, before Mr. Justice Grose. Charles Brooke (1760-1833), 'an eminent wool-broker' in London, had maintained 'an irreproachable reputation', according to Thomas Erskine, his defence counsel, until Henry Guy's alleged libel. In the event, the jury found in favour of the defendant. The case seems to be still of some interest, not only as an example of alleged commercial libel, but also as a portrait of the international wool trade at the turn of the 19th century, in particular with Spain. The case and its ramifications are well analysed by Taylor & Thorne in The History of Parliament: House of Commons, 1790-1820>, III, p.262. 'The basis of Brooke's business was imported Spanish wool which he bought for clothiers on commission from Manuel de Torre, Spanish agent in London. It would seem, however, that - not alone in this - he also engaged in mercantile business on his own account under cover of partnership. His father's firm H.F. Brooke & Company of St. John's Bridge, Bristol, certainly shipped Spanish wool and Brooke did business with west of England clothiers, which connected him with Chippenham. In 1801 he canvassed the borough with corporation support on the 'independent' interest, which brought him into collision with the established clothiers' interest of the Fludyer family: by combining with the other leading interest in the borough, that of the Dawkins family, Brooke drove George Fludyer out of the field, but was opposed by the latter's business associate John Maitland. In October 1801 Brooke quarrelled with Maitland's leading supporter in the borough, Henry Guy, who on 12 Dec. 1801 circularized charges against Brooke of fraudulent dealings in Spanish wool and of conspiring to raise the price, the gist of his arguments being that Brooke had violated his broker's oath by transacting business on his own account. Brooke disparaged this as an election manoeuvre, but lost an action for libel against Guy, 28 Apr. 1802, in which he was defended by Thomas Erskine: while he was able to refute some of the allegations of fraud, the charge of professional malpractice stuck. In consequence Brooke, who was fined £500 by the City, gave up his brokerage, though in pamphlet warfare with Guy up to the eve of the election he argued, with legal advice from William Adam and William Draper Best, that even if fraud were proved, it did not constitute a perjury of his broker's oath, but merely forfeited his broker's bond. The affair did Brooke no great harm: it enabled him to engage in Business on his own account and to expand prodigiously.' Guy's final Answer> was evidently designed to rub Charles Brooke's nose in it.

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