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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. n.ch. 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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        Gesaenge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte in Musik gesetzt, und Dem Hochwohlgebohrnen Freyherrn von Dürniz…gewidmet von L. K.

      1 p.l. (title &, on verso, errata), [1]-35 pp. (music & lyrics). Large oblong 8vo, self-bound (one leaf sprung from binding). Straubing: "in der von Schmidischen Buchhandlung" & from recto of final leaf: "Auf Stein gestochen, u. gedruckt bey G.H. Keyser, u. A. Niedermayr in Regensburg," n.d. [late 1802 or before Easter 1803]. First edition of a very early example of music to be entirely printed by the new technology of "direct" lithography. "The early development of lithography was very much associated…with the printing of music, largely because of Senefelder's own interests and needs."-New Grove, Vol. 15, p. 255. Following Senefelder's discovery (or invention) of lithography, he immediately had "the idea that he could use his stone printing processes for the production of music."-Twyman, Early Lithographed Music, p. 21. Senefelder's first efforts in printing music took place in 1796 when he used relief-etched stones (not true planographic printing). Senefelder continued to experiment and, in or around 1798, finally concluded that "it was not nitric acid that was crucial for successful stone printing, but gum arabic (a substance obtained from trees in the Middle East)."-Twyman, op. cit., p. 23. True lithography ("chemical printing") was now finally invented and soon perfected and, in spite of Senefelder's privilege, the process was quickly disseminated from Munich to first Offenbach, then London, Vienna, Paris, a series of German cities, and several cities in Italy. By 1820, the process was employed throughout Europe. Franz Anton Niedermayr (1777-1849), learned the secret of lithography from Theobald and Georg Senefelder, brothers of Alois, who had been trained by their brother but had broken away in 1799. He set up a press at Straubing in 1800 which he then transferred to Regensburg in 1802, in partnership with the book seller Georg Heinrich Keyser (Niedermayr's company continues to this day in Regensburg). Rather than using limestone from the nearby quarries at Solnhofen for lithographic stones, Niedermayr employed marble plates (marble is crystallized metamorphic limestone). The present work by Knittelmaier seems to be the first instance of Niedermayr's process used in musical notation. (Cf. MGG, IX, p. 1690 on lithography in music printing & XII, p. 496 on Senefelder). "This voluminous music booklet is remarkable for the very tidily written notation and song lyrics. It is by the same hand as the dedication in 1.1. 1803 and the Heft der Harmonie. This is the last instance of Niedermayr writing: gestochen (engraved)."-Michalik, Rudolf, Der frühe Steindruck in Regensburg. Franz Anton Niedermayr von 1801 bis 1809 (1971), p. 173 (in trans.; 31 1803) & no. 23 in his bibliography of Niedermayr publications. Following contemporary copperplate usage, Niedermayr sometimes labeled his lithographs as "gestochen" ("engraved"), even though they are done not with the burin, but with the pen, e. g. here at the end of Lambert Knittelmaier's Gesänge. According to Michalik's research, this work can be dated as before Easter 1803 based on publisher's listings for the Spring 1803 bookfair catalogue. Knittelmair (1769-1850), entered the Benedictine order at Oberaltaich. From 1795 on, he taught in the monastery's seminary, and alternately in the order's schools at Straubing and Munich. As he felt especially drawn to music and composition, he tried his hand - without any prior instruction - at the latter discipline. "After the suppression of the Oberaltaich monastery in 1803, Knittelmair taught at Straubing high school. In 1806, he was made inspector and administrator of the royal educational institute at Munich, where he was also active as conductor until 1812…As a composer, Knittelmaier was self-taught. Only a few of his works appeared in print and are available for examination. Of these, the lieder betray a pronounced melodic gift. In combination with a subtle and sometimes surprisingly bold tonal harmony, this talent is used to impressive effect. In the evolution of musical composition, Knittelmaier may be counted among the numerous, but nonetheless significant minor masters."-August Scharnagl, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart [MGG], Vol. VII, pp. 1271-72 (in trans.). The collection of lieder is dedicated to Baron Thaddäus von Dürnitz (1756-1807), himself a composer and music aficionado. One of the lieder used Goethe's "Heidenröslein" as the text. Fine copy and very rare (only BSB and BL); title a little soiled. The ink is a very rich black and the laid paper substantial in weight. From the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. The composer's last name has several possible spellings: Knidtlmair, Knidtlmaier, or Knittelmaier. ? Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850, pp. 19, 44, 47, & 72. Winkler, Die Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, 583. With thanks to Prof. Michael Twyman for his considerable help.

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        Traité des moyens de désinfecter l'air, de prévenir la contagion, et d'en arrêter les progrès

      (4), XLVIII, 429pp. Manque le Paris, Bernard, imprimerie de Marchant, 2° éd, an XI-1802, in-8, (4), XLVIII, 429pp. Manque le portrait, demi-basane violine, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque), Deuxième édition de cet ouvrage paru pour la première fois en 1801 et qui révèle le premier procédé de désinfection de l'air par le chlore. Guyton de Morveau (1737-1816) participa au Supplément de l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et D'Alembert, ainsi qu'à l'Encyclopédie Méthodique de Panckoucke. Il proposa une première forme de classification chimique des éléments et fut le correspondant de Macquer à l'Académie des sciences. Coins frottés, rares rousseurs

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        A specimen of the conformity of the European languages, particularly the English with the Oriental languages, especially the Persian;

      London: S. Rousseau,, 1802. in the order of the alphabet: with notes and authorities. Octavo (187 × 114 mm). Recently bound to style by Bernard Middleton in recent cream-backed blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label to spine, cream endpapers, top edge red. Occasional faint spot of foxing or light mark to contents; an excellent copy. First edition of this volume concerning etymological affinity between Arabic, Persian and English. Weston was later criticised for his attempt to account for Arabic and Persian words in English, noting some artificial resemblances and confusing Semitic and Indo-European words.

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        RIES. - Zinkernagel, Karl Friedrich Bernhard. Historische Untersuchung der Grenzen des Riesgaues und seiner Grafen in den Zeiten des Mittelalters.

      Wallerstein, Hochfürstl. Hofbuchdruckerei 1802 - 20 x 16,5 cm. Titel, 2 Bl., 101 S., 2 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Kupferstichkarte. Spät. HLwd. mit Rsch. Lentner 10248 (ohne die Karte); nicht bei Pfister. - Topographische und geschichtliche Untersuchungen anläßlich der Grenzstreitigkeiten des Hauses Oettingen. - Die Karte mit Wappenkartusche reicht im Norden bis Kolmberg, südlich bis Gundelfingen, westlich Adelmannsfelden und im Osten bis Eichstätt. Die Titelvignette zeigt eine Ansicht von Schloss Wallerstein. - Einband etwas bestoßen. Vereinzelt (auch die Ränder der Karte) stockfleckig. Mit Exlibis des Hauses Wallerstein! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Chez Batilliot jeune et Genets jeune, Paris 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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        Mapa general de España, dividido en sus actuales provincias, islas adyacentes y reyno de Portugal

      Madrid, 1802 - Mapa dividido en 32 hojas, entelado; 83x103 cm. Enmarcado. Algunos desperfectos en bordes de varias de las hojas, pero buen estado general. Cartela neoclásica con título y texto explicativo, divisiones administrativas acuareladas

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        L'art d'empailler les oiseaux, contenant des principes nouveaux et sûrs pour leur conserver leurs formes et leurs attitudes naturelles, avec la méthode de les classer d'après le système de Linné

      petit , (8), XVI, 283pp., 5pl. Lyon, Bruyset ainé et cie, 2° éd, an 10-1802, in-8, petit , (8), XVI, 283pp, 5pl, demi-basane brune, dos lisse, 5 planches dépliantes graveés par Cogell, représentant la perdrix rouge, le bihoreau, le castagneux, le pic-vert, le martin-pêcheur, le gros bec et la marouette. La première édition de cet ouvrage est parue en 1801 en 98pp. Cette édition, considérablement augmentée, est divisée en trois parties: la classification de Linné avec les observations anatomiques nécessaires à l'empaillement; la préparation des oiseaux; leur conservation. Avec, en fin de volume, un catalogue des oiseaux observés dans le département du Rhône, comportant 163 espèces ordonnées suivant le système de Linné. Dos refait, plats anciens

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        The VICTIM Of SEDUCTION! Some Interesting Particulars of the Life and Untimely Fate of Miss Harriot Wilson, Who was Publicly Executed in the State of Pennsylvania in the year 1802, for the Murder of her Infant Child. Annexed Is an account of her Penitence and becoming behavior while under the awful sentence of Death

      Boston: Printed for J. Wilkey - Price 6 Cents, 1802. 1st printing thus, issue with "debauchee" concluding text (American Imprints 3466; McDade 1106n; Sabin 99425, 104621). Printed self-wrappers, stab-sewn. Age-toning, light foxing & staining. Very Good.. 12 pp. Wood engraved coffin to t.p. Per OCLC entry 19821117, this a fictionalized account of the execution of Elizabeth Wilson, who was executed in Chester, Pa. January 3, 1786 for the murder of her twin illegitimate infants October 12, 1785; cf. A Faithful Narrative of Elizabeth Wilson (Philadelphia, 1786), Evans 19636. The victim of seduction was closely copied and published in a sensational biography of Elizabeth Wilson's brother Amos Wilson in The Pennsylvania Hermit (1839). In this latter publication she is called Harriot Wilson and was given a birthdate of 1776. Cf. also Thomas M. McDade, The Annals of Murder, 1106. Publisher John Wilkey issued the memoir of Amos Wilson titled Sweets of Solitude: Life of the Unfortunate Harriot Wilson, &c. [1821]." Even though most sources date this piece as 1802, given this latter publication, a later date of 1822 entirely plausible. A search of AAS & OCLC show only this title with a Wilkey imprint, precluding any inferences from other publications.

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        Nouveaux éléments de physiologie. Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée

      2 volumes, [2]-CXLII-[2]-334 A Paris, chez Crapart, Caille et Ravier, an X - 1802, in-8, 2 volumes, [2]-CXLII-[2]-334 + [4]-507-[1] pp, 1 tableau dépliant, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisses et fleuronnés, pièces de titre brunes et tomaisons vertes, ex-libris doré en pied [Barbier], Tableau dépliant d'une "nouvelle classification des fonctions de la vie". La première édition de cet important ouvrage du chirurgien parisien Richerand (1779-1840) a paru en 1801 : il a connu 3 éditions françaises et a été traduit en anglais, allemand, italien, néerlandais, espagnol, russe et chinois ON JOINT : une lettre autographe signée de Richerand à Bérard, sur une feuille repliée [41 x 25 cm], 1 page manuscrite et, au dos, l'adresse du destinataire. Trace de cachet, déchirure sans perte au niveau des pliures. Probablement Pierre Honoré Bérard, collaborateur, dans les années 1830, de Richerand pour la réédition de ses Nouveaux éléments. Ex-libris ancien gratté au faux-titre du premier tome. Dos passés, épidermures. Trace de brûlure en pied des premiers feuillets du tome I, sans atteinte au texte, auréole angulaire très pâle aux deux tomes. Wellcome IV, p. 521. Hirsch IV, p. 796-797.

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        Regensburger Vergissmeinnicht. Ansichten des Schönsten und Merkwürdigsten der königl. bayer. Kreishauptstadt Regensburg und ihrer Umgebungen. Mit beschreibendem Texte. (Gest. Nebentitel: Erinnerungsblätter an Regensburg gesammelt von Bernhard Grueber).

      12,5 x 9,5 cm. Gest. Tit., 32 Stahlstich-Tafeln (nach Zeichnungen v. Bernhard Grueber Abb.größe 8 x 5,5 cm), 64 S. Halbleinenbd. d. Zeit m. Deckelbezügen aus grünem Buntpapier, goldgepr. Deckeltitel in zierl. Streicheisen-Rahmung, umseit. Goldschnitt u. farb. Vorsätzen. Ecken bestoßen, Kanten leicht berieben Papierbezug am Rü. mit Fehlstelle, Tafeln lediglich an den Rändern etw. stockfl. Engelmann 807 vgl. zu Grueber: Thieme/Becker 16, 125 u. Wurzbach 5, 389f. vgl. zu Müller: ADB 22, 511?512. Erste Ausgabe. Reizendes Ansichten-Album der Stadt Regensburg im Miniaturformat. Verfasst von dem deutschen Schriftsteller und Landeskundler Adalbert Müller (1802-1879) und illustriert von dem Architekten und Architekturschriftsteller Bernhard Grueber (1807-1882). Gemeinsam verfassten Sie auch das epochale Werk ?Der bayrische Wald?, für das M. von König Maximilian II. durch Verleihung der großen goldenen Medaille geehrt wurde. Grueber der 1844 einer Berufung als Professor der Baukunst an die Prager Akademie folgte und einer der vielbeschäftigsten Architekten in Böhmen wurde, hatte ebenda auch mehrere Donaupanoramen herausgegeben (vgl. dazu ADB XLIX, 577-581). ? Die Ansichten u.a. von St. Emmeran, Dominikanerkirche, Befreiungshalle, Rathaus, Dreifaltigkeitsberg, Haidplatz, Abbach, Prüfening, Dechbetten, Maria Ort, Etterzhausen, Walhalla (2).

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        A Treatise on the Culture and Management ofFruit-Trees; in Which a New Method of Pruning and Training is FullyDescribed, to which is added a new improved edition of " Observations onthe Diseases, Defects, and Injuries, in all kinds of Fruit and ForestTree

      London. Printedby Nichols and Son. 1802. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) . 4to. 27x22cm, the first edition,viii,371,[1]p., with 13 folding engraved plates, index, bound in halfcrushed green morocco, blind ruled raised bands, gilt spine titles, greencloth boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., signed binding "Sangorski &Sutcliffe", a fine copy in fine binding. (sgc) .

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwiebel mit Blättern und Blüte, "Muscari Ambrosiaceum - Muscari odorant".

      - Farbstich v. de Pouy n. P. J. Redouté aus Les Liliacees, 1802 -, 1816, 52,5 x 35 ( H)

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        Delén, 1802. 12:o.

      (6),161,(1) s. & 2 grav. plr. Ngt nött samtida stjärnmönstrat pappbd. Ryggen med en liten skada nederst och den främre yttre falsen med en liten spricka överst. Rester av gamla inklistrade bokauktionsetiketter på insidan av främre pärmen och försättsbladet. Inlagan ngt lager- och småfläckig. Med C. Eichhorns exlibris. Från Ericsberg, 1802. Ur innehållet: "Zelomir, eller den lyckliga grottan", "Hymn till ordet ja, vid en förlovning", "Naturens tre riken", "Punschvisa" och "I fru G. E. L--s stambok", det sistnämnda är skrivet till Gjörwells dotter Gustafva Eleonora Lindahl.

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        Histoire de la mesure du temps par les horloges

      - De L'imprimerie de la République, à Paris 1802, in-4 (20x26cm), (2) xxviij, 373pp. (1) et (2) xvj, 447pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione illustrata con 23 piastre pieghevoli in pregiati volumi I e 2. Raccoglitori pieni di usato il tempo di pecora marrone. indietro liscio decorato con due ferri differenti. come mostre in rosso il numero del volume marocco di parti in pelle nera. Copricapo testa Volume strappata I; code strappati. Mors superiore del volume I e spaccò la testa e la coda. bordo esterno del volume I e smussare ainsiq nudi hanno assunto la direzione, lo stesso per il volume 2, ma solo in parte. Tutto molto strofinato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HUTTONIAN THEORY OF THE EARTH.

      Edinburgh, Caddell and Davies; William Creech, 1802.. FIRST EDITION, 1802. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xx, 1-528, bound in full modern speckled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, double black rules to edges of covers, modern cream endpapers, marbled edges, housed in a marbled slip case. Pale browning and foxing to title page, pale age-browning throughout, occasional fox spot, 2 tips of corners missing, nowhere near text, tiny neat repair to top of inner margin on blank side of title page and tiny marginal repair to last page, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good copy. John Playfair was a Scottish mathematician and geologist best known for his defence of James Hutton's geological theories. This highly influential book, first published in 1802, contains Playfair's clarification and summary of Hutton's geological concepts. Playfair explains Hutton's theories on erosion and geothermal heat in rock formation and the concept of uniformitarianism in geology, illustrating these theories with his own observations on types of rock strata. Playfair's explanation was instrumental in popularising Hutton's geological theories, many of which are now recognised as key principles of modern geology. See; The History of British Geology by John Challinor, page 16; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Volume 2, page 370, No. 727; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume XI, pages 34-36. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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