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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.

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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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        Poems written chiefly in retirement. The Fairy of the Lake, a dramatic romance; Effusions of relative and social feeling: and Specimens of the Hope of Albion; or, Edwin of Northumbria: an epic poem. With a prefatory memoir of the life of the author; and notes and illustrations of Runic mythology. (3rd edn.)

      Hereford: Printed by W.H. Parker. 1802 Engr. front. ("Cerrig-Enion") after Sutherland. Contemp. half calf, spine with devices in gilt; rubbed, leading hinge beginning to split. A good sound copy, internally clean & fresh.Two editions appeared in 1801, also published in Hereford; of this 3rd edn, only four copies on Copac: Birmingham, Manchester, UCL, Oxford. The prefatory memoir occupies xlviii pages, and 'The Fairy of the Lake' 92pp. The 'Effusions' consist of 34 poems, written between 1785 and 1800. As with all of Thelwall's works, this is a scarce title.

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        ZOOLOGIE. Oiseaux. (H. N. Pl. 5), planche dessinée par Jacques Barraband et gravée par L. Bouquet

      Imprimerie Impériale. Original etching in plano extracted from the Imperial Edition of the Description of Egypt or Series observations and research made in Egypt during the French expedition, published by order of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great.Conducted between 1802 and 1830, she was taken in 1000 copies available to institutions.Laid the watermark visible by transparency ancient and modern Egypt paper.Plate from the series Bird, whose study was conducted by Jules-César Savigny (1777-1851), zoologist who took part in the Egyptian campaign as a specialist invertebrates.Board gouache hand at the time. Only some rare copys of birds boards have been painted at the time, most of these boards being remained black.Three tiny wormholes in the margin, not affecting the engraving, otherwise excellent condition.The monumental first edition of the Description of Egypt in 13 volumes contained 892 colored plates of which 72, including 9 volumes involved antiquity. The other volumes dealt with the Natural History and modern Egypt as Napoleon Bonaparte had brought with him a commission of scholars from all disciplines so that, they said, in his description was stored the richest museum of universe. The work was written in part by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon before he became DG of Napoleon in the Louvre Museum. More than 80 artists and 400 writers were hired for this huge project. The dimensions of the exceptionally large boards necessitated the creation of a special press and a specific piece of furniture to keep them ...! --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1802-1830 53,5 x 70 cm (42 x 58 cm hors marges) une feuille gouachée à la main à l'époque

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        Traité théorique et pratique de l'art de bâtir

      Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 152 planches dépliantes dans l'atlas.bindings en pleine basane blonde mouchetée d'époque. spine 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. Chez L'auteur A Paris 1802 in-4 (22,5 x 29 cm) 4 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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         Les Quatre jeux de Dames Polonais, Égyptien, Échecs, et à trois personnes; avec les damiers et pions nécessaires: ainsi qu'une méthode générale pour varier les jeux de dames à l'infini. Suivis d'un volume de planches...

      à Metz, chez l'auteur, et Brehmer éditeur, an X-1802, 3 parties in 12, de 210pp. 1 planche dépl., 2ff. puis paginé de 211 à 381 avec front. gravé dépl., & 5ff. et 407 figures à mi-page dont une dépl., le tout relié en 3 vol. cart. moderne en simili-vélin vert, p. de titre brunes, bel exemplaire frais imprimé sur papier bleuté. - On y joint: L'annonce publicitaire du livre, en un feuillet volant, restauré en marge avec petits manques. Très rare édition originale de cet important recueil très complet: Dames à la polonaise, à l'égyptienne, et dames-échecs; le 3e volume contient les figures des 400 coups de dames à la polonaise. Un des ouvrages les plus complets sur le jeu de dames. Le nouveau jeu à 100 cases dit "à la polonaise" aurait été inventé sous la Régence (1715-1723) par un étranger qu'on appelait "le Polonais", soit qu'il fût effectivement de Pologne, soit que la façon de se mettre lui eût fait donner ce titre (sic). L'ancien jeu "à la française" ne comportait que 64 cases. Lallement, qui était secrétaire de l'Administration des hospices civils à Metz, est l'inventeur de 3 jeux nouveaux de dames à cases triangulaires. Il a bénéficié pour son traité de la collaboration de Badelle, professeur de mathématiques transcendantes à l'école d'artillerie de Metz, pour la partie réglementaire, et de Huguenin pour les 400 coups in fine. ¶ Gay jeux 107 - Quérard Fr. litt. IV.464.

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        An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales


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        The History of New South Wales including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney, and all its Dependencies.

      London: M. Jones, 1802. Octavo, with an engraved title page and 14 hand-coloured plates (including frontispiece), untrimmed, with all of the preliminaries noted by Garvey (bound out of order, as often) and with an additional "To our Subscribers" leaf not recorded, crushed blue half morocco gilt by Bayntun. A charming copy of this important "Barrington" title, now famous as the first book to contain a suite of coloured illustrations of Sydney: the views in David Collins' Account, on which they are based, having been published in black and white.Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in England. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources more official sources to make these cheaper and thus more widely read accounts. It is quite reasonable to suggest that the little most people in Great Britain knew about New South Wales derived chiefly from one or another of the Barrington books.This 1802 publication is easily one of the most important of the scores of different Barrington titles, "an ambitious and elaborate 'new' work, published in tandem with an expanded version of the Voyage. The text was for the most part a plagiaristic rewriting of David Collins' Account of the English Colony in New South Wales. Along with other preliminary materials ventriloquising 'Barrington's' increasingly grandiose aims as a colonial historian, the work included a dedication to the King" (Garvey). The preface claims justifiably that "no prior attempt has been made to produce a complete history of the Country itself, from its discovery, and an account of its inhabitants, their customs and manners... ".Although collation of the work is complex, this copy not only has all of the various preliminaries and prefaces noted by Garvey, it also includes an extra leaf "To our Subscribers" which appears to be quite uncommon, and which advertises "Mr. Barrington's Voyage to New South Wales" in suitably fulsome tones (see following). This copy has the second issue title-page with "Parramatta" corrected. Some light browning; an attractive copy.

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        Maenura Superba [Lyre Bird].

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1802. Handcoloured engraving, 267 x 200 mm. mounted. Fine hand-coloured impression of this famous depiction of the "Maenura Superba" or Superb Lyre Bird.The present engraving which was published in 1802 in David Collins' An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales and is after a sketch by the convict artist Thomas Watling. Thomas Watling arrived on board the Royal Admiral in October 1792, whereupon he was assigned to the surgeon John White as an artist. When White left the colony in 1794 Watling was employed by the Judge Advocate General David Collins, and it is known that many - if not all - of the plates in Collins' work foundation book were after his original drawings. In the text accompanying this lyre bird engraving it merely comments that it is 'from the pencil of a capital artist.'. Good.

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         The freemason's monitor or illustrations of Masonry...

      New-York, printed by Southwick & Crooker, 1802, in 12, de XII-300pp., demi-basane noire XIXe, rousseurs et restauration angulaire au f. de titre (ex-libris gravés Harold V.B. Voorhis, et Wallace Heaton) Harold V.B. Voorhis was a prominent american mason and historian (1894-1983), head of the american Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (1950-1979) Très rare 2e édition. Thomas Webb (1771-1819) s'inspirant de William Preston unifia la maçonnerie américaine dès l'indépendance. Il est considéré comme le père du Rite américain, souvent qualifié de "Rite d'York". Cette édition contient : Les origines de la maçonnerie, les Ancient Charges, les degrés symboliques, le degré de Mark Master, Passé Maître, d'Excellent Maître, Royal Arch, l'Ordre des Grand Prêtres, les Chevaliers de la Croix Rouge, les Chevaliers du Temple et de Malte, les Grands Encampements en Amérique, règle de conduite pour les franc-maçons chrétiens, les degrés de Maître Choisi, Maître Parfait, Secrétaire Intime, Prévôt et Juge, Intendant de Bâtiments ou Maître d'Israël, de Chevalier Élu ou Chevalier de la 9e Arche, de Grand Maître Élu ou Illustre Élu des Quinze, d'Illustre Chevalier ou Sublime Chevalier Élu, de Grand Maître Architecte, de Perfection ou Grand Élu, Parfait et Sublime Maçon... histoire de la franc-maçonnerie en Amérique et des premières Grandes Loges. ¶ Wolfstieg n°33177 (edit. 1797 et 1805) - Vibert Rare Books of Freemasonry, p. 30 "the 1797 edit. is of exceptionnal rarity"

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        Description de l'Egypte : FAYOUM ET ENVIRONS. Vues de deux pyramides en briques à l'est du Fayoum, pyramide de Meydouneh, pyramide d'El Metanyeh, pyramides de Saqqarah (vol. IV, pl. 72)

      Imprimerie Impériale. Original etching in plano extracted from the 'Imperial Edition' of the Description of Egypt or Series observations and research made in Egypt during the French expedition, published by order of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great. Conducted between 1802 and 1830, she was taken in 1000 copies available to institutions. Laid paper with watermark see-through ancient and modern Egypt, protected by winds. Views of several pyramids rising in the area of Fayoum, west of the Nile. The first mud brick planted in the desert north of the canal of Joseph. The second is also brick, east of the village of El Lahun. The third stood near the Nile Meydouneh on a truncated pyramidal base whose top seems unfinished. The fourth is one of the largest pyramids of Saqqara, consisting of a kind of capstone on a pedestal. Finally, the last views show the pyramids of Saqqara the south on the banks of the Nile. Perfect condition, almost without freckles marginal. The monumental first edition of the Description of Egypt in 13 volumes contained 892 colored plates of which 72, including 9 volumes involved antiquity. The other volumes dealt with the Natural History and modern Egypt as Napoleon Bonaparte had brought with him a commission of scholars from all disciplines so that, they said, in his description was stored the richest museum of universe. The work was written in part by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon before he became DG of Napoleon in the Louvre Museum. More than 80 artists and 400 writers were hired for this huge project. The dimensions of the exceptionally large boards necessitated the creation of a special press and a specific piece of furniture to keep them ...! --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1802-1830 70 X 51,5 cm une feuille

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        Description de l'Egypte : FAYOUM. Vues d'un temple égyptien situé vers l'extrémité occidentale du lac appelé Birket el Qeroun (vol. IV, pl. 69)

      Imprimerie Impériale. Original etching in plano extracted from the 'Imperial Edition' of the Description of Egypt or Series observations and research made in Egypt during the French expedition, published by order of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great. Conducted between 1802 and 1830, she was taken in 1000 copies available to institutions. Laid paper with watermark see-through ancient and modern Egypt, protected by winds. Views of an Egyptian temple located on the western shore of Lake Birket el-Qeroun which is visible in the background and in the distance the Libyan chain. On the side of the column headed French engineers and their caravan. Downstairs original view of the front of the same temple observed nightly in his déparementé state, the stone from demolition lying on the ground all around. This is the top floor that has been degraded, exposing the foundations of his flat roof. Beyond the dunes of the surrounding desert can be seen. Perfect condition, almost without freckles marginal. The monumental first edition of the Description of Egypt in 13 volumes contained 892 colored plates of which 72, including 9 volumes involved antiquity. The other volumes dealt with the Natural History and modern Egypt as Napoleon Bonaparte had brought with him a commission of scholars from all disciplines so that, they said, in his description was stored the richest museum of universe. The work was written in part by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon before he became DG of Napoleon in the Louvre Museum. More than 80 artists and 400 writers were hired for this huge project. The dimensions of the exceptionally large boards necessitated the creation of a special press and a specific piece of furniture to keep them ...! --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimerie Impériale Paris 1802-1830 70 X 51,5 cm une feuille

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        Monographia Apum Angliae; or, an attempt to divide into their Natural Genera and Families, such species of the Linnean Genus Apis as have been discovered in England...

      Ipswich: Printed for the Author by J. Raw, 1802. Two volumes bound in one, octavo, 18 plates (4 with original hand-colouring), half-titles and errata leaf, bookplate; an attractive work in early polished tan half calf, banded spine with morocco label. A lovely copy of the first edition of this fundamental study of bees: this is one of only a small number of books noted by Musgrave, including those of Lewin and Donovan, published before 1805 to include notice of any Australian insects. Kirby, a keen entomologist, based a significant amount of his work on his access to the Banks collection ('has omitted no opportunity of consulting... the magnificent collection of Sir Joseph Banks, so liberally open to naturalists... '), including making comparison with specimens from the Endeavour voyage.Kirby (1759-1850) was born in Suffolk, and famously collaborated with W. Spence on the Introduction to Entomology. This is the first of his works to include any Australian specimens, although he would later jointly publish work based on collections made by Robert Brown. The actual Australian specimens from his collection were presented by the Entomological Society of London to the British Museum in 1863.Kirby's study includes a very good bibliography, noticing the works of Donovan, Fabricius, Latreille, Panzer, Roemer and other entomologists. The most relevant entry is Kirby's notice of the Melitta cyanura from the cabinet of Banks 'from New South Wales', and which 'should come next to M. signata (y), which stands with it in the same cabinet, from the same country' (Volume I, p. 212).

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        Essai sur la théorie des volcans d'Auvergne

      Second edition, rare, after the original from 1789. Brochure time in pink paper. Title tag. Back cracked. Good condition copy publication, uncut. The Treaty of Volcanology of the volcanoes of Auvergne is important for the development of this science is still young then. The author examines precisely how volcanoes have changed the landscape, listing the lava flows and their impact; tracing centuries of geology, when the sea bordered volcanoes ... An invoice of the Arverne library dating from 1985 is attached to the book. Handwritten notes and bibliographic in pencil at the bottom of the title page. --- 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 Landriot et Rousset Clermont 1802 (An X) in-8 (13,5x21,5cm) 184pp. broché

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        Nouvelles de Jean Boccace

      De l'imprimerie de A. Egron. first edition of this free translation Mirabeau Also contains tales libertines qu'écrivit Jean de la Fontaine under the inspiration of Boccaccio, illustrated with figures of 8 Marillier engraved by Pontius.Binding in speckled full calf contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 2 different irons, 2 boxes to the grotesque and casters. As an exhibit in red morocco long grain and volume number in brown morocco. Frieze framing on the boards. spine slightly thinned. minor rubbings. Very nice copy. De l'imprimerie de A. Egron Paris 1802 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) (8) xx, 304pp. (2) ; (2) 275pp. (2) et (4) 243pp. ; (2) 293pp. (2) 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Atlas historique, généalogique chronologique et géographique

      De l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné. 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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        La médecine clinique rendue plus précise et plus exacte par l'application de l'analyse, ou receuil et résultat d'observations sur les maladies aiguës, faites à la Salpêtrière.

      Paris: Brosson, Gabon, et Cie, 1802. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xl, 432 pp., 3 folding tables. Contemporary half calf wit gilt decorated spine (rubbed, corners somewhat bumped. Flyleaf with annotation, edge and approx. 40 pp. slightly dampstained, tables occasionally minor foxed, one large folding table loosely inserted, otherwise fine copy.Blake, 313, Garrison-M. 4922; Waller 7453; Hirsch V, p. 609; not in Wellcome (only 2nd and 3rd edition), Osler, Norman, HoH, Cushing. - FIRST EDITION, rare - First Edition. An important nosology of acute diseases, attempting to systematize all factors, including the weather. Pinel, a Paris physician appointed as physician to a notorious mental hospital, found many of the patients in chains, some having been so for many years. Shocked by the conditions he uncovered, he insisted on humane treatment of the patients with specially selected physicians to treat them. He devoted the rest of his life to psychiatry and treatment of the insane. Pinel (1755-1826) war ein berühmter Psychiater. Sein "unsterbliches Verdienst um die Psychiatrie ist es, zuerst auf die menschlichere Behandlung der Irren gedrungen zu haben... Aber auch für die Entwicklung der inneren Medicin ist P. von grosser Bedeutung geworden, indem er ... den Grundsatz aufstellte, dass die Med. ein Zweig der Naturwissenschaften sei und dass daher, wie bei diesen, auch die analytische Methode statt der bisher beliebten synthetischen Platz greifen müsse. Er suchte daher die Diagnose der Krankheiten aus den Symptomen zu stellen, denen er die pathologische Anatomie unterordnete." (Hirsch V, p. 609). Very Good.

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        An Act to facilitate, and render more easy, the Transportation of Offenders [29th December 1802].

      London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1802. Printed bifolium, pp. [109]-110, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank. Uncommon: an 1802 Act which significantly altered the practice of transportation due to the legal loophole pointed out by the great legal theorist Jeremy Bentham the same year, who noticed that a Royal Navy vessel carrying convicts left the captain in the legal position of being a kidnapper.Jeremy Bentham made his argument in his Letters to Lord Pelham (1802) in a long discussion of the peculiar legal standing of the convict ship the Glatton, which had been the first "king's ship" to serve as a convict transport, rather than having been hired from a private individual as hitherto. Bentham commented that this was a legal minefield, and that the ship's captain of the Glatton had - legally, at least - been guilty of kidnap. The ship's captain, before the institution of the present Act, wrote Bentham, had no better warrant than if he had coerced revellers from a "birth-day ball-room". It was directly as the result of Bentham's argument that the present Act allowed the King to "nominate and appoint Persons to have a Property in the Service of such Offenders... ".The voyage of the Glatton to New South Wales was under Captain James Colnett, a veteran of Cook's second voyage and author of an important account of his own Pacific voyage in the late 1780s. The Glatton had another claim to fame, being commanded by Captain William Bligh in the 1801 battle of Copenhagen. Very good.

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        An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia...

      London: A. Strahan, 1802. Quarto, with a folding map and 14 engraved plates; and library stamps; a good copy in old half calf, marbled sides. The classic description of the Aleutian Islands. This is the only edition in English of the Englishman Sauer's full account of the Billings voyage, on which he travelled as secretary to the captain. This was the last of the major Russian surveys of the eastern coast of Siberia, and accomplished a great deal of geographical research, visiting Kodiak, Montague Island and Prince William Sound, and saw Mount St Elias.Billings' naval career had started under Cook: he sailed as an able-bodied seaman on the Discovery, transferring on Cook's death to the Resolution. His voyage included a revisiting of Kamchatka where Captain Clerke, who had taken over the command of the third voyage after Cook's death, had been buried. One of the plates in this publication shows Clerke's grave.Sauer's is the 'first account in English of the first major exploring expedition sent out by the Russians to the Frozen Ocean and the North Pacific after Bering's second expedition of 1741... The chart was made by Arrowsmith from Sauer's notes and Captain Billings's astronomical observations... ' (Streeter). The large folding map is of Bering Strait and the American and Asian coasts. The appendices include linguistic tables, one of which compares Kamchatkan, Aleutian and Kodiak dialects. A few light spots.

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        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 . . .

      First edition. London: Printed by A. Strahan for the Author, 1802. Folio, original tan quarter sheep navy paper covered boards, printed paper label. Hand-colored frontis by Rowlandson, woodcut tail-piece and 51 pages of engraved sheet music. ¶ The companion volume to Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784) and a fine, handsome documentation of Welsh music and poetry by Edward Jones (1752-1824), a musical scholar and musician. Included are grammatical rules of Welsh poetry, Bardic triads, British proverbs, odes and verses, and a dialogue between Arthur and Guinevere. Binding somewhat worn; front hinge starting; but quite a nice copy in the original state.

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        Fragment d'un voyage au centre de l'Amérique Méridionale; contenant des considérations sur la navigation de l'Amazone et de la Plata, et sur les anciennes missions des provinces de Chiquitos et de Moxos (Bolivia). Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, widow Levrault (printed by Berger-Levrault), 1845. 8vo. With a large folding lithographed map (43 x 52 cm) of the centre of South America. Modern half red morocco.

      - Borba de Moraes, p. 632; Palau 202177; Sabin 57454; not in Numa Broc. First edition in this form of a detailed account of an important series of scientific expeditions in central South America, mostly in the Bolivian provinces of Chiquitos and Moxos, by Alcide d'Orbigny (1802-1857). He organized expeditions in South America carried out in the years 1826 to 1833 under the auspices of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, established in Paris in 1793. He covered Brazil, Uruguay, Paraná, the pampas of Argentina, Patagonia, Chili, Bolivia and Peru, publishing the results in three volumes: Voyage dans l'Amerique Meridional, Strasbourg and Paris, 1835-1845. The present single volume, by the same Strasbourg publisher with a different Paris collaborator, is extracted from the larger work. The folding map, covering Bolivia and surroundings, includes an inset map showing its location within South America.Somewhat browned and the map with one large and some small tears along folds (some small ones repaired with tape). In good condition.

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        Bildnis "Jean Gaspard Lavater" in ganzer Figur auf einem Stuhl bei der Lektüre im Profil nach links. Lavierte Umrißradierung von J.H. Lips mit getuschter Umrahmung. Unten mit Bezeichnung und Lebensdaten Lavaters sowie vierzeiligem Sinnspruch.

      Basel, chez Chr. de Mechel, (ca. 1802). - Bildformat: 23,5 x 17 cm. Blattgröße: 35 x 24 cm. *Lips gilt als künstlerischer Ziehsohn von Lavater, der dessen Begabung früh entdeckte und ihn wie einen Vater förderte. Über Lavater lernte Lips auch Goethe kennen, auf dessen Verwendung er 1789 eine Professur an der Zeichenakademie zu Weimar erhielt. - Vorliegend das seltene Porträt seines Mentors in einem sehr gut erhaltenen Exemplar mit feiner nuancierter Lavierung und breiten Rändern. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité Élémentaire de Calcul Différential et de Calcul Intégral; Précédé de réflexions sur la manière d'enseigner les Mathématiques, et d'apprécier dans les examens le savoir de ceux qui les ont étudiées.

      First edition Paris: Duprat, 1802. A fine copy of this influential text, which according to Babbage was "so perfect that any comment was unnecassary". "In discussing with a friend the formation of a section of the British and Foreign Bible Society, a society which had the distribution of Bibles as its mission, Charles Babbage facetiously suggested that they form a society to distribute Silvestre Lacroix's Traité Élémentaire de Calcul Différential et de Calcul Intégral, a work in the French analytic style." (Parshall & Rowe: Emergence of the American Mathematical Research, p.7). The result became the Cambridge Analytical Society, and in 1816 the members Babbage, Peacock and Herschel published an English translation of Lacroix's work, "thereby providing the first convinient English account of the continential version of the calculus." (Craik: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics, p.62). Scarce in such good condition. Original plain wrappers, uncut (much of spine worn away). A fine unsophisticated copy. Preserved in a clamshell box. XLIV, 574, (2) pp. and 5 engraved folding plates.

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        Cours de minéralogie, rapporté au tableau méthodique des minéraux, donné par Daubenton ... ou Démonstrations élémentaires et naturelles de minéralogie.

      Paris, Vve Panckoucke, an X - 1802. ____ Première édition. Nicolas Jolyclerc (1746 - 1817) est l'auteur de plusieurs manuels d'histoire naturelle qui se recommandent par leur clarté. Botaniste, il est le premier traducteur du "Système sexuel des végétaux" de Linné et l'auteur de "Principes élémentaires de botanique" et aussi d'une " Apologie des prêtres mariés", qui nous éloigne quelque peu de notre sujet... Ce Bénédictin quitta l'église durant la Révolution et devint professeur d'histoire naturelle à Tulle puis à Beauvais. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : lxxxiv, 368 pp. Cartonnage brun marbré, étiquette rouge, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth.

      Edinburgh: [Neill & Co. for] Caddell and Davies; William Creech, 1802. First edition, a beautiful copy in contemporary binding, of "one of the most conspicuous landmarks in the progress of British geology" (DSB). "Of this great classic it is impossible to speak too highly. For precision of statement and felicity of language it has no superior in English scientific literature." (Evans). Very rare in such fine condition. ?Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 52b; Evans, Epochal Achievements in the History of Science 66; Norman 1717; Parkinson, Breakthroughs 241; PMM 247n. Playfair (1748-1819) was Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh from 1785 to 1805. In 1795 he published an important edition of Euclid, containing an original formulation of the fifth postulate. "Playfair's fame as a scientist, however, rests almost entirely on his work in geology --hardly a "professional" study at the time -- in presenting Hutton's momentous theory in a clear and palatable form (which Hutton himself had failed to do), and in adding materially to the geological knowledge of the time" (DSB). "Playfair's exposition and development of James Hutton's Uniformitarian theory of the earth was largely responsible for the theory's acceptance. Playfair believed Hutton's theory to be a qualitative revolution in thought -- the geologic equivalent of Newton's Principia -- but felt that its scientific principles were too much obscured by Hutton's difficult prose and preoccupation with natural theology. Divorcing Hutton's science from his religious ideas, Playfair presented the essential elements of Uniformitarianism in a clear, elegant and readable manner, reinforcing them with many original observations and reflections of his own. He recognized the importance of unconformity (lack of continuity between strata in contact) as a manifestation of the geological cycle, a concept at the heart of Hutton's theory. He provided many descriptions of unconformities in England and Scotland, and made several important miscellaneous observations as well. Playfair also gave many terms their modern geological meaning, and introduced important new phrases, such as "geological cycle," into scientific literature" (Norman). "The world is so complex, and the skills needed to apprehend it so varied, that even the greatest of intellects often needs a partner to supply an absent skill ... James Hutton, whose Theory of the Earth (1795) marks the conventional discovery of deep time in British Geological thought, might have occupied but a footnote to history if his unreadable treatise had not been epitomized by his friend, and brilliant prose stylist, John Playfair, in Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth (1802)" (Gould, Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle, p. 61). "Hutton's theory ... postulated a cyclical history of the earth in four stages, consisting of erosion, deposition of the eroded land as strata at the bottom of the ocean, compression of the strata under the heat which lies beneath the earth's crust, and the fracturing and re-emersion of the fused sediments to form new continents. The revolutionary nature of Hutton's system lay in its cyclical view of geologic processes, in its rejection of the catastrophic view of the processes of geological evolution, and in its focus on the materials of the earth itself as adequate testimony to a continuous and uniform process of change" (DSB, under Hutton). Hutton's theory was first made public at two meetings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, early in 1785, and first appeared in print in condensed form as a thirty-page pamphlet entitled Abstract of a Dissertation ... Concerning the System of the Earth, which Hutton circulated privately in 1785. The society published Hutton's theory in full in "Though Playfair had probably met Hutton by 1769 (both were then in Edinburgh, enjoying the same friends) and had presumably developed some kind of rapport by 1781, the most meaningful part of their association took place during the last decade of Hutton's life. We know, for example, that Playfair had not been privy to the details of Hutton's theory before its presentation in 1785. On hearing that theory, moreover, he failed to see how it could explain the oblate shape of the earth -- for him a necessary condition -- and therefore remained sceptical of its validity. Yet, by 4 June 1788, Playfair and Hutton were visiting Siccar Point together. That year or the next, they were in Ayrshire. Sometime after 1791, Playfair wrote a geological letter about the English Lake District to Hutton, who published the major portion of it four years later. Though there must have been a good deal in Playfair's extensive papers and correspondence regarding Hutton and his theories, we have lost this evidence entirely. "According to Plafair's nephew, James G. Playfair, his uncle John devoted the five years from Hutton's death in March 1797 to the publication of his Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory (1802) in preserving his friend's thought and life. Having at first intended to summarize Hutton's geological theory as part of a more general biographical memoir of him, ... Playfair began once again to read through Hutton's Theory, only to be appalled at how verbose and impenetrable it was. Hutton's stylistic inadequacy, he soon came to believe, had been in large part responsible for the failure of his thinking to achieve broader acceptance. Knowing himself to be a much more gifted writer, ... Playfair set aside his memoir of Hutton for a time in order to explicate the latter's theory. "On the evening of 1 July 1799, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Francis Horner heard Playfair read the first part of his analysis of Hutton's theory, "a very distinct and luminous deduction from as powerful a train of arguments as ever were given in favour of a mere hypothesis." Playfair read his second part at the next meeting. As we have every reason to suppose, the two halves of Playfair's presentation later became the 140-page main section of the book, which, except for one addition, must therefore have been completed by June 1799. "With wonderful economy, Playfair emphasized the fundamental simplicity of Hutton's argument by presenting it under only three major headings. A masterful introduction began by citing three examples of fossils to prove that present land was once immersed beneath the sea; evidence derived from broken strata similarly established that "the earth has been the theatre of many great revolutions, and that nothing on its surface has been exempted from their effects" (p. 2). To trace, explain, and connect these revolutions, he believed, is the proper object of a theory of the earth. Though geology was the youngest of the sciences, many theories had already been proposed, most of them stressing either fire or water; Hutton's, however, had both ... "In conclusion, Playfair argues splendidly, the Huttonian theory is both novel and beautiful. Unlike others, it "presents us with a system of wise and provident economy, where the same instruments are continually employed, and where the decay and renovation of fossils [mineral bodies] being carried on at the same time in the different regions allotted to them preserve in the earth the conditions essential for the support of animal and vegetable life" (p. 128). Like the water cycle, it seems to demonstrate beautiful contrivance in nature. Among his many novel facts and observations, Playfair notes, Hutton calls attention to granitic veins, irregular junctions of primary and secondary strata, the distinction of whinstone from lava, the local changes in strata surrounding veins of whin, and the affinity of whinstone and granite; the universality of unlimited decay; and the sufficiency of present-day causes to explain geological phenomena (pp. 130-131). Even were a comprehensive theory of the earth beyond human capacity, these would still be valuable additions to our knowledge. Because no other includes these points, we may justly call that now before us the Huttonian theory (p. 135). "This was, in all probability, Playfair's original ending, as read by him before the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1799. Once the success of his presentation had become obvious, Playfair -- like Hutton before him -- soon began to elaborate his own remarks with a far longer section called "Notes and Additions" ... Playfair seemingly began writing the latter half of his now-anticipated book during the fall of 1799" (Dean, James Hutton and the history of geology, pp. 103-8). Playfair's notes were designed primarily to counter criticisms of Hutton's theory made by Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) in his Geological Essays (1799). "Of Playfair's notes -- often, short essays -- intended to illustrate Hutton's theory of the earth, the first twelve (excepting the problem in note i) were pretty much orthodox attempts to explain and corroborate what Hutton actually thought. [In note i, Playfair attempts to refute Kirwan's charge that Hutton believed all calcareous rocks to be of animate origin -- but Hutton had said exactly that.] Note xiii ['Metallic veins'], however, added an insistence on violence not found in the original. Note xiv ['On Whinstone'], similarly, extended Hutton's thinking on basalt, particularly in the reply to Werner, an opponent whom Hutton never mentioned. In note xv, on granite, Playfair twice specifically contradicted Hutton but claimed that the corrections made no difference to the theory. Notes xvi ['Rivers and lakes'] and xvii ['Remains of decomposed rocks'] are substantially Playfair's own work. In note xviii ['Transportation of stones, etc.'], Playfair's understanding of glaciers goes beyond Hutton's. His mathematical argument for the carrying power of streams, moreover, has no Huttonian equivalent. Hutton had supposed detritus from the land to reach the middle of the ocean primarily through the action of waves. Like Deluc in 1790 Kirwan saw the problem with this (potentially a serious one), so in note xix ['Transportation of materials by the sea'] Playfair stressed the more plausible concept of distribution by currents. Note xx ['Inequalities in the planetary motions'] is entirely his. Note xxi ['Changes in the apparent level of the sea'], regarding oscillating continents, changed Hutton's theory fundamentally, immensely complicating its basic rhythms (as if adding epicycles to circular planetary motions). Likewise, note xxii, on fossil mammoth bones, seriously considered some recent data that Hutton had steadfastly opposed; Playfair's arguments straightforwardly contradict Hutton's. Finally, note xxv, on the figure of the earth, is again Playfair's own and places Hutton's entire theory within a context that Hutton himself had not considered. By 1802, in other words, we must clearly distinguish Hutton's theory per se from Playfair's modifications of it. "A comparison of Playfair's Illustrations as a whole with Hutton's Theory reveals several significant departures:   Playfair regards Hutton's theory as a human construct, not as a discovered system of nature. More so than Hutton, Playfair regards the theory as open to and capable of improvement. Because the theory belongs to Newtonian science rather than to philosophy or theology, Playfair assumes specific presuppositions, without having to establish them. Playfair assumes the existence of a science called geology, which is for him an aspect of cosmology. Playfair normally regards Hutton's theory as nothing more than a description of physical processes, some of which are expressible mathematically or geometrically as laws. Incessant processes, for Playfair, replace Huttonian cycles. The alternation of land and sea, for example, is no longer a matter of simple replacement. Heat, rather than fire, is definitely the subterranean agent. Heat causes depression as well as elevation. Playfair is more prone than Hutton to ascribe violence to geological processes. Playfair accepts extinction and a unique prehistoric past. Playfair also disagreed with Hutton about granite; distinguished more formally between stratified and unstratified rocks; abandoned Huttonian emphases on divine purpose; and rejected his predecessor's theories of mountain building and a new Pacific continent. Finally, Playfair regarded science as in part a branch of literature and was therefore concerned (like the French) to write elegantly and well" (ibid., pp. 115-6). 8vo (213 x 133 mm), pp. [i-iii] iv-xx [1] 2-528, small strip cut from upper margin of front free end-paper (previous owner's name), internally very fine and clean, contemporary half calf, spine label probably renewed at some point, otherwise very fine and entirely unrestored. Rare in such fine condition.

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        Lyrical Ballads

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1802. First American edition. xxii; [6], [13]-159; 172 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary American binding of tree calf, spines gilt with contrasting labels. Joints rubbed and weakening, internally clean and crisp. First American edition. xxii; [6], [13]-159; 172 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. First American edition, including the first American printing of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." With an "Advertisement" from the Philadelphia publisher explaining a delay in publication and noting the text is based on the London Second edition - with the exception of the poem the "Convict" which was retained in the American edition, and in the arrangement of poems in the first volume. Reed A5; Lilly "The Indiana Wordsworth Collection" no. 7; Cornell Wordsworth Collection 14; Shaw and Shoemaker 3593; Lilly "100 Books Famous in English Literature" 66. For the first edition: Hayward 202; Grolier "English" 66 which describes is as a "Landmark in Romanticism". Provenance: Cresson (signature to titles dated March 1, [18]59)

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        Voyage de découvertes, a l'océan pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, Entrepris par ordre de s Majesté Britannique; Exécuté, pendant les années 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver. Traduit de ö'anglais par P. F. Henry;

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune An X [1802].. 8°. VIII, 341; 384; 381; 368; 438 S. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Schöne Ausgabe. Ohne Atlas. Seconde édition française. Bel exemplaire du texte seul de ce voyage. L'atlas manque.

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        Helonias Bullata. Helonias Rose.

      Les Liliacees, 1802-16 - Stipple engraving. Original colour. Mounted size 53.5 x 72cm. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). Fine condition. Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also applied to china.

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        Histoire de la mesure du temps par les horloges

      De L'imprimerie de la République 1802 - - De L'imprimerie de la République, à Paris 1802, in-4 (20x26cm), (2) xxviij, 373pp. (1) et (2) xvj, 447pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale illustrée de 23 planches dépliantes in fine des tomes I et 2 gravées par Sellier. Le frontispice est de Choffart. Reliures en pleine basane brune d'époque usagées. Dos lisses ornés de 2 fers différents. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, pièces de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome I arrachée ; queues arrachées. Mors supérieur du tome I fendu et ouvert en tête et queue. Bordure externe du tome I émoussé et dénudée, ainsi que les coins, idem pour le tome 2, mais en partie seulement. Manque à la pièce de titre du tome I. Ensemble très frotté. Trace de mouillure en bordure externe des premiers feuillets du tome I. Mouillures sur certaines planches. Quelques rousseurs sur un papier blanc. En 1797, alors âgé de 70 ans, Ferdinand Berthoud écrivait dans une lettre adressée à Lacépède : ".Je vous prie encore Citoyen Président d'annoncer à la Classe un nouveau travail qui m'occupe. C'est l' " Histoire de la mesure du temps par les horloges ", ouvrage qui formera le recueil des inventions les plus importantes qui ont été faites pour mesurer le temps." En novembre 1798, Naigeon, alors membre des l'Institut des sciences, demandait alors au nom de Ferdinand Berthoud, que cet ouvrage soit imprimé aux frais du gouvernement. L'édition de l'ouvrage fut ordonnée à l'imprimerie de la République pour un tirage de 800 exemplaires. Grand horloger et inventeur, Berthoud fut toujours attentif à la publication de ses ouvrages, qui constituèrent pour lui un instrument de sa domination sur le monde de l'horlogerie, et ils furent souvent publiés par décret royal, ou aux frais du gouvernement. Par ailleurs Berthoud fut l'un des seuls scientifiques à obtenir du pouvoir en place une rente et un atelier au Louvre. L'ouvrage de Berthoud avait été plannifié depuis longtemps et son importance est considérable, c'est le premier livre qui étudie tous les instruments servant à mesurer le temps depuis les origines, c'est une forme d'encyclopédie de la mécanique du temps. Le second volume restitue avec la plus grande exactitude l'ensemble des innovations techniques horlogères du XVIIIe (échappements, remontoirs.), et surtout de la seconde moitié dans laquelle Berthoud eut une part considérable, mais aussi Le Roy, son principal concurrent. De nombreux chapitres du tome I sont consacrés aux horloges marines, et notamment à tous les voyages qui embarquèrent des horloges. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. (2) xxviij, 373pp. (1) et (2) xvj, 447pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de découvertes, a l`océan pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, Entrepris par ordre de s Majesté Britannique; Exécuté, pendant les années 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver. Traduit de ö`anglais par P. F. Henry;

       Paris, de l`imprimerie de Didot Jeune An X [1802]. 8°. VIII, 341; 384; 381; 368; 438 S. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg.Schöne Ausgabe. Ohne Atlas. Seconde édition française. Bel exemplaire du texte seul de ce voyage. L`atlas manque. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Geographie

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