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        Horlogerie pratique, à l'usage des Apprentis et Amateurs, seconde édition, revue et corrigée de la connoissance de la Répétition, par Vigniaux, Horloger de Toulouse.

      A Toulouse, chez l'Auteur, et chez Bellegarrigue, 1802, 1 volume de 135x210 mm environ, 1 page de faux-titre, 1 page de titre, (4) ff. ( préface, avertissement), 434 pages, (4) ff. (De la Table du Citoyen Arlaud), 14 planches dépliantes, demi basane fauve, dos lisse portant titres et ornements dorés, tranches mouchetées. Petites mouillures dans la marge des premières pages, planches avec papier jauni et quelques petits manques de papier sur les bordures, couverture frottée avec mors en partie fendus, intérieur bon état pour cette deuxième édition signée par l'auteur à la fin de l'avertissement.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Horlogerie pratique, A l'usage des apprentis et amateurs. Seconde édition. Revue, corrigée et augmentée de la connoissance de la Répétition.

      A Toulouse, Chez l'auteur, rue des Filatiers et Chez Bellegarrigue, Imprimeur-Libraire. grande rue, vis-à-vis les Carmes, Section 6, N° 114. 1802, in-8vo, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre avec vign. gravée) + IV (Préface) + 434 p. + 8 p. (table à 4 colonnes de chiffres) + 14 planches gravées dépl.,cartonnage original simple. 2ème plat du cart. manque. Seconde édition augmentée de presque 100 p. et de 2 planches par rapport à la première éd. de 1788 qui contenait 342 p. et 12 planches. Important ouvrage de base qui contient les descriptions 'in extenso' du développement de la montre à roue de rencontre (planche VIII) de divers outils et de ressorts à courbe alongée. Bromley, Clockmakers library 858 (First edition 1788 only, with ill. of one plate); Quérard T. 10, p. 162. picture available

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        Travels Through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the Years 1798 and 1799

      London: Joseph Mawman, 1802. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, pp xxiv, 396; viii, 380, complete with folding map and 16 engraved plates (none colored). Map placed facing p. 1 of Volume I, rather than as frontispiece to Vol. II and bound in a bit too tightly at the gutter. Rebound in modern blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Occasional mild foxing, a few small tears at folds in the map; overall a clean and sound set. Acerbi (1773-1846) was an Italian explorer, writer, naturalist, and musician. This work dicusses Scandinavian customs, literature, natural history, and music, and includes transcriptions of Finnish folk songs.

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        Lettre autographe signée ( à Edmond d'Alton-Shée

      - HUGO Victor (1802-1885). Poète, dramaturge et écrivain français. Lettre autographe signée « V.H. », Jeudi 7 août, à Edmond d’Alton-Shée, 1 page in-12 (traces de collage au verso). « Cher d’Alton, cette pénible affaire où je crois sentir quelqu’un qui joue de vous aussi bien que de Paul Meurice, m’attriste profondément, mais laisse intacte ma vieille amitié, qui est, vous le savez, de bonne qualité. Oui, je vous aime bien, à mon avis, il n’y a, dans ce fâcheux conflit qu’un remord : annulez tout ce qui a été fait dans cette séance finale de juin dont l’ajournement avait été demandé, puis, procédez aux améliorations, justes et nécessaires. Vous nous faites la grâce, ainsi que madame d’Alton, de diner avec nous chez Victor samedi 9 ; si vous avez l’extrême bonté de venir à six heures, le dîner étant pour sept heures, nous aurons une heure pour causer. Je me mets aux pieds de madame d’Alton, et je vous serre la main. V.H. » Edmond d’Alton-Shée de Lignières (1810-1874) était un homme politique français, conservateur puis Républicain socialiste.

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        Traité sur la carotte et recueil d'observations sur l'usage et les effets salutaires de cette plante, dans les maladies externes et internes.

      La Rochelle, imp. de J.F. Lhomandie, [1802] ; (2), XXII, 430 pp. ,(1) f. fautes à corriger.Edition originale rare, de cet ouvrage curieux publié par souscription, exemplaire broché, dans sa première couverture grise renforcée par des feuilles de passe collées sur les faces intérieures, tel que paru, à toutes marges et en bonne partie non coupé ; la signature autographe de l'auteur est présente derrière le titre, en gage d'authenticité. Outre les vertus gastronomiques de la carotte, le docteur Bridault, diplômé de la faculté de Montpellier, médecin des hôpitaux militaires des îles de Ré et d'Oléron, et médecin à La Rochelle, considère à juste titre que la carotte a de multiples et puissantes vertus médicales. Toute la partie de l'ouvrage consacrée aux Observations est fort intéressante, elles concernent les habitants des deux îles citées et de La Rochelle et ses environs mais aussi des patients venus de toute la région, jusqu'à Saumur, Niort, Saintes, etc. Le traitement de certains cancers est largement exposé ainsi que de nombreuses maladies de peau. Signalons enfin que le Dr Bridault a composé son ouvrage pendant sa détention, au moment de la Terreur. Il a été membre de l'Académie de La Rochelle en 1787, il n'est pas inutile de rappeler que Choderlos de Laclos, Mirabeau, Louis Fontanes, Raynal, le président Dupaty et Voltaire furent membre de cette Académie. Bel exemplaire.

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        Escudo admiravel para os males da vida, Torre fortissima para o instante da morte, e Patrocinio efficaz no Divino Tribunal

      Escudo admiravel para os males da vida, Torre fortissima para o instante da morte, e Patrocinio efficaz no Divino Tribunal. Jesus Maria Joze'. Noternissimoe affectuso mysterio do Seu Desterro... O P.e Manoel Joze' da Congreçao do Oratorio do Porto. Porto, Antonio Alvaree Ribeiro,1802. In - 12°, bellissima legatura in piena pelle, dorso e piani artisticamente decorati in oro, taglio dorato. (8), 362, (6) pp. Rara e graziosa edizione.

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        Le duel jugé au tribunal de la raison et de l'honneur

      imprimerie de munier à Paris, 1802. Couverture rigide. État : Très bon. In-8 Reliure plein marocain rouge liseré doré légèrement frotté. Pièce de titre, dentelles dorées au dos. Premier plat avec double filet doré. L'auteur M.J. Lapanouse, ancien capitaine de Dragons, et ex-Agent du gouvernement français, dans la province de Thèbes. Daté l'an XI-1802. Livret de 35 pages à Bonaparte

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        Ueber die Musik der Indier

      Beyer and Maring: Erfurt, 1802. Hardback, later rebound in half calf. xvi, 132pp, 56pp. Quarto. Complete with frontis and 29 plates. Text in German. With explanatory notes and additions by F. H. V. Dalberg. Binding bright and clean with very few signs of wear to extremities. Some foxing and discolouring to frontis and title page, small stain to top end of pages. Plates to rear generally very clean. Rear end papers typically spotted. A very pleasing copy of this scarce book. (BS59). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        GLI ANIMALI PARLANTI, POEMA EPICO DIVISO IN VENTISEI CANTI. Vi sono in fine aggiunti quattro Apologhi del medesimo autore non appartenenti al Poema. (I-III)

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1802. Trois volumes in-8 (13cm x 20cm), basane marbrée d'époque, dos à faux nerfs très orné, pièces de titre et de tomaisons, filets, motifs et fers dorés, guirlande dorée sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges, XIV-(2)-387-(1)pp., (4)-412pp. et (4)-415pp. (une coiffe restaurée avec un rajout d'une petite pièce de cuir de 3cm x 0,3cm, deux coiffes frottées avec un manque, légère marque d'usure aux coins et à une pièce de titre, rousseurs éparses, quelques feuillets brunis). Edition originale italienne. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

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        Natuurlijke historie van den St. Pieters Berg bij Maastricht door B. Faujas Saint Fond uit het Fransch door J. D. Pasteur.

      - Amsterdam, J. Allart, 1802-[1804]. Tall 8vo (22.0 x 12.7 cm). Title page with nice engraved vignette showing excavation results; two engraved, folded maps, 52 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with fine, stippled borders and dark green morocco label with gilt title.= Rare first Dutch edition of this important book on fossils found in the St. Pietersberg near Maastricht in the Netherlands. The plates show fossils, including echinoderms, molluscs, and brachiopods, as well as large vertebrates. The first plates depict the caves of this Dutch mountain, best known for the discovery of the first Mosasaurus, a gigantic Cretaceous marine lizard, which is extensively described and figured. Large plates of the extant Ganges-crocodile in a historic landscape with hunters and the Nile-crocodile in a fine landscape depicting the river and its surroundings have been added for comparative reasons. Maastricht gave name to the Maastrichtien, the last stage of the Cretaceous period, in which all dinosaurs, all ammonites, the mosasauriers, and many more animal groups became extinct. The translator and editor was the Dutch politician, writer, playwright, translator and zoologist Jan David Pasteur (1753-1804), also known for his "Beknopte natuurlijke historie der zoogende dieren" ("Concise natural history of mammals") in three volumes. Some damp staining, mostly to the endpapers. The title page, and most plates clean. Small date stamp in title page top margin, marginal ink annotation on a few plates, otherwise a very good, complete copy. Nissen ZBI, 6586a; Ward & Carozzi, 784 (French edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQ. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, CONCERNING HIS OFFICIAL CONDUCT AND PRINCIPLES; WITH AN APPENDIX OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS. BY TACITUS.

      Philadelphia:: For E. Bronson, Printed by Thos. Smith,. 1802. 127, [1 blank], [45- Appendix], [1 blank], [2- Publ. Advt.] pp. Disbound, light tan and fox. Else Very Good. A bitter, snotty Federalist take on President Jefferson's first year, charging that he has engineered "the establishment of that political persecution and intolerance" which, in "honied terms", he had disclaimed in his inaugural address. He has ousted from office "men of the utmost respectability" merely because they were Federalists, and sought "to stigmatize" them as a "political sect" and closet monarchists. A master of "calumny", Jefferson seeks the "destruction of the fundamental barriers of the constitution, placed between the legislative and executive departments of the government of the United States." FIRST EDITION. Howes E229. Haynes 5789. Gaines 02-28. Tompkins, Jefferson 63. AI 2198 [5].

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        Pauline de Ferrière, ou Histoire de vingt jeunes filles enlevées de chez leurs parens, sous le règne de Louis XV

      Paris, Chez Dujardin, etc., etc 1802 - Ce livre très célèbre, le plus délibérément érotique de l'auteur fut mis à l'index en 1825, les exemplaires détruits sont devenus rarissimes et l'on connait plus la réimpression du livre sous un autre titre "le Parc au Cerf". Demi-maroquin grenat de l'époque, non rogné. 191 et 202 pages. Deux jolies vignettes en frontispice. Née à Paris, en 1751, Mme de Méré publia de 1794 à 1829, année de sa mort, sous son nom de jeune fille (Elisabeth Guénard) ou sous divers pseudonymes (A. L. de Boissy, J. H. F. de Geller, de Favrolle), cent dix ouvrages, romans, mémoires historiques et contes galants dont on trouvera le détail dans l'excellente notice que Quérard a consacrée à cet auteur. Elisabeth Guénard (1751-1829) produisit à partir de 1800 un assez grand nombre de romans dans le genre sentimental ou moral, et même gothique ou licencieux sous pseudonyme (Les Capucins ou le secret du cabinet noir ,1801), ce qui lui a valu d'être surnommée « la providence des libraires et des cabinets de lecture ». "Madame Guénard est loin d'égaler madame de Genlis, madame Cottin, madame de Staël,Madame de Flahaut, madame Gay, madame Armande Roland, etc., mais il ne faut pas la confondre dans la foule des romanciers vulgaires, tous ses livres se lisent avec plaisir. La plus grande partie de son oeuvre est cependant marquée par une pensée conformiste, prônant des idées religieuses et monarchiques. En revanche, ses écrits publiés sous les pseudonymes d'« A. L. Boissy », « J. H. F. Geller » ou « Faverolles, ancien officier de cavalerie », se distinguent par leur ton frivole ou licencieux et leur caractère érotique (cf . Huguette Krief, « Élisabeth Brossin de Méré, Irma ou les malheurs d'une jeune orpheline, histoire indienne (1800) », Vivre libre et écrire: anthologie des romancières de la période révolutionnaire, 1789-1800, Presses Paris Sorbonne, 2005 and - - - Montague Summers, The Gothic quest: a history of the Gothic novel, Russell & Russell, 1964 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natuurlijke historie van den St. Pieters Berg bij Maastricht door B. Faujas Saint Fond uit het Fransch door J. D. Pasteur.

      Amsterdam, J. Allart, 1802-[1804]. Tall 8vo (22.0 x 12.7 cm). Title page with nice engraved vignette showing excavation results; two engraved, folded maps, 52 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with fine, stippled borders and dark green morocco label with gilt title.= Rare first Dutch edition of this important book on fossils found in the St. Pietersberg near Maastricht in the Netherlands. The plates show fossils, including echinoderms, molluscs, and brachiopods, as well as large vertebrates. The first plates depict the caves of this Dutch mountain, best known for the discovery of the first Mosasaurus, a gigantic Cretaceous marine lizard, which is extensively described and figured. Large plates of the extant Ganges-crocodile in a historic landscape with hunters and the Nile-crocodile in a fine landscape depicting the river and its surroundings have been added for comparative reasons. Maastricht gave name to the Maastrichtien, the last stage of the Cretaceous period, in which all dinosaurs, all ammonites, the mosasauriers, and many more animal groups became extinct. The translator and editor was the Dutch politician, writer, playwright, translator and zoologist Jan David Pasteur (1753-1804), also known for his "Beknopte natuurlijke historie der zoogende dieren" ("Concise natural history of mammals") in three volumes. Some damp staining, mostly to the endpapers. The title page, and most plates clean. Small date stamp in title page top margin, marginal ink annotation on a few plates, otherwise a very good, complete copy. Nissen ZBI, 6586a; Ward & Carozzi, 784 (French edition).

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        A bas tous les Jeux, par J. C. Mortier, homme de loi.

      "A Paris, Chez Pelletié, Imprimeur, rue Française, sans date (vers 1802-1803). L'inscription sur une page après la Page de Titre de l'énoncé suivant "" Je poursuivrai les Contrefacteurs, d'après les loix. Le dépôt est fait à la Bibliothèque nationale. Tous les exemplaires seront signés de l'auteur"", suivi de la signature de l'auteur, nous fait penser qu'il s'agit ici de la véritable édition originale. 1 volume petit in-8, faux-titre, frontispice, titre + (1) + l'inscription au sujet des ""contrefacteurs"" + (1 p. blanche) + VI + (2 p. blanches) + 66 pages. Le frontispice représente une scène dans une salle de jeux au fond de laquelle un homme se tire une balle dans la tête. Sa légende indique : ""Frémissez ! voilà du joueur le sort inévitable !!"". Reliure d'époque plein veau, dos lisse orné de caissons dorés, titre en lettres dorées, triple filets d'or sur chaque plat, roulette. Coins émoussés, dont un plus atteint. Coiffe supérieure frottée, mors légèrement fendus sur 2 cm. Exemplaire néanmoins sain, solide et décoratif. Très rare."

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        Svensk Botanik

      Stockholm, 1802/1817, sei volumi in-8vo mezza pelle coeva, titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp. 540 con 528 tavole incise in rame e tutte a colorate a mano. L'opera completa consta di 774 tavole, qui sono presenti pi di due terzi ma viene venduto come fosse una mera raccolta di stampe originali acquerellate a mano, qui vendute a circa 3 euro cadauna.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Vollständiges Lexicon der Gärtnerei und Botanik oder alphabetische Beschreibung vom Bau, Wartung und Nutzen aller in- und ausländischen, ökonomischen, officinellen und zur Zierde dienenden Gewächse.

      Weimar und Berlin, Gädicke 1802 - 1824.. Grundwerk mit Generalregister und Nachtragsreihe (jeweils 10 Bde.), zus. 21 Bände. Mit 1 gest. Portrait. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit je 2 verschieden farbigen Rückenschildern. Stafleu/C. 1466, 1467 u. 1468; Dochnahl 36; Plesch 206; Pritzel 2274; Zischka 247. - Das große Grundwerk mit einer Nachtragsreihe; unter verändertem Titel erschien später noch eine zweite Nachtragsreihe von ebenfalls 10 Bänden. - Nur wenig berieben, ein Rückenschild beschabt, Decken angestaubt. Insgesamt gute und dekorative Reihe!

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        Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations. Traduction nouvelle, avec des notes et observations par Germaine Garnier. Tome premier (.Tome cinquième)

      chez H. Agasse An X - 1802, Paris - Belle legature coeve in mz. pelle bionda con ricchi fregi, titolo e numerazione oro su doppio tassello al dorso. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie superiori del primo e secondo vol. Appunti e annotazioni (leggermente sbiaditi) sulle carte di guardia del primo volume. Lievi, sporadiche ingialliture ma, nel complesso, esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale della traduzione per cura di German Garnier che, considerato il migliore, divenne il testo francese definitivo per tutte le successive edizioni. Le sue note ed osservazioni furono inoltre tradotte e ristampate frequentemente anche oltremanica. Einaudi, 5340; Goldsmiths, 18412. 8vo (cm. 21), 5 Voll., 2 cc.nn., CXXVII-(1)368 pp. con il ritratto dell A. in antiporta f.t.; 2 cc.nn., 493(1) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 564 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 556 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 588 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anfangsgründe der reinen Elementar- und höheren Mathematik auf Revision der bisherigen Principien gegründet. Erlangen, Johann Jakob Palm, 1802.

      1802. (20), 560, (2) SS. (Beigebunden) II: Ders. Ueber die Unstatthaftigkeit der unendlichen Theilbarkeit [...]. Ebd., 1804. 54, (2) SS. Mit 9 gest., gefalt. Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit Spuren eines gepr. Rückenschildchens. 8vo. Jeweils erste Ausgaben. Zwei mathematische Grundlagenwerke des "in erster Linie praktisch angelegten" Wissenschaftlers, einschließlich seiner "merkwürdigen" Schrift (NDB) von 1804, in der er den "gordische[n] Knoten der höheren Analysis [...] in gar zu bequemer Weise" (ABD) löst. Der hessische Technologe und Jurist K. C. v. Langsdorff (1757-1834) lehrte 1798-1804 Mathematik und Maschinenkunde in Erlangen, 1804-1806 in Wilna und 1806-27 in Heidelberg. 1804 wurde er in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina aufgenommen und "hatte 1818-22 Anteil an der Entdeckung der badischen Salzquellen" (DBE). - Einband stärker berieben und an Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Alter ungar. Kaufvermerk am Vorsatz. Poggendorff I, 1372. ADB 17, 691f. NDB 13, 612.

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        Crinum Asiaticum / Crinum d'Asie [Asiatic Crinum]

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

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        Gazette Nationale, ou Le Moniteur universel.

      Paris, Leriche, An 10 (1802), 1 volume, grand in-folio (45 cm x 29 cm), reliure d'époque, (p. 723 à 1490). Tome XXV, du numéro 181 du 1er germinal An 10 au numéro 365 du Mercredi, 5e jour complémentaire de l'An 10, bien complet de tous les suppléments. Reliure d'époque, plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, filets et fleurons dorés, titre doré, pièce de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, tranches rouges, petites épidermures, petit manque de cuir sur le premier plat, galerie de ver dans la marge des derniers feuillets avec parfois perte de quelques lettres du texte. A la fois journal officiel de la France et journal classique, nouvelles et articles sur de nombreux sujets. Intéressant document pour servir à l'histoire de la Révolution puis de l'Empire. L'illustration de cette notice est un scanner et ne reproduit qu'une partie de l'ouvrage vu ses grandes dimensions. Très bon état. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        The Costume of Turkey

      London: William Miller, 1802. Full leather. One volume. Large folio. First edition. The Costume of Turkey, by Octavien Dalvimart. Illustrated by a series of Engravings; with descriptions in English and French. Title-page vignette and sixty hand coloured plates with tissue-guard, plates by Dadley and Williams Poole all stipple-engraved after Dalvimart. Period binding of full long-grained dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt decorations to cover and spine of longenze weaving motif, inner covers gilt turn-ins dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The plates are in generally in fine condition. Fine.

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        A Collection of Twenty-five Early American Tavern Licenses and Related Documents from Southern Vermont and Connecticut

      Southern New England, 1802. The collection includes licenses for named individuals to operate taverns, public inns, or houses of entertainment; town approbations for tavern keepers; and power of attorney documents. Each item is dated and signed; many feature signatures from the town's Selectmen, Constable, Justice of Peace, Grand Juror, and Civil Authority. The tavern was the center of social and political life in early American communities; the Vermont state constitution was drafted and signed at the Windsor Tavern in 1777, the tavern's proprietor Elijah West features prominently in this collection. Within these documents are character assessments-"We judge that [...] Christopher Martin and Jesse Spafford are fit and suitable persons to keep houses of Public Entertainment" (Woodstock, 1802)- and term limits, as all licenses and approbations must be renewed annually. Though formally worded, documents appear on scraps of paper, often unevenly cut. Several have wax stamps. A fascinating collection that illuminates early American civic procedures as well as broader social and cultural implications. Condition varies, most items creased and browned with age but all legible. Very good.

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        Modern Geography. A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies with the Oceans, Seas and Isles; In All Parts of the World: Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations. Digested on a New Plan. By John Pinkerton. - The Astronomical Introduction by the Rev. S. Vince [...]. - With Numerous Maps, Drawn under the Direction [...] of Arrowsmith, and Engraved by Lowry. [...] In Two Volumes.

      London, T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, T. N. Longman and O. Rees (Impr. A. Strahan), 1802. 2 forts volumes in-4, XIV-(2)-CVII-(1)-666 et VIII-835-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau raciné, dos ornés, tranches marbrées de bleu (défauts aux reliures). / 2 thick 4to volumes, XIV-(2)-CVII-(1)-666 et VIII-835-(1) p., contemporary full-calf binding, adorned backs, marbled edges (defects and wear to bindings). Complet des 45 planches hors-texte gravées en noir. Intérieur bien frais, belles marges. / Complete of the 45 engraved plates. Large margins. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Formulario delle orazioni di tutto l’anno con tutt’i loro salmi secondo l’uso degli Ebrei italiani. Traduzione dall’Ebraico. PRIMA edizione.

      1802 - Mantova, presso la Società Tipografica all’Apollo, 1802. In 4to (cm. 19,5); cartoncino coevo; pp. (2), VIII, 140 (2). PRIMA edizione del PRIMO FORMULARIO delle Orazioni ebraiche in lingua italiana. Raro. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des poissons. Paris, Plassan, l'an VI-X (1798-1802).

      1802. 6 (von 11) Bdn. CCXII, 288 SS. VIII, 415 SS. LXXXVII, 360 SS. XII, 472 SS. CXII, 414 SS. XII, 414 SS. Mit 80 gest. Tafeln. Marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen, reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Monogramm "AV". Buntpapiervorsätze, dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo. Die ersten sechs Bände des insgesamt elf Bände umfassenden und erst 1803 abgeschlossenen Naturgeschichte der Fische. Gleichzeitig auch in 4to erschienen; die hier fehlenden letzten Bände der vorliegenden Ausgabe enthielten noch 36 weitere Kupfertafeln. "Lacepede benutzte die Manuskripte und Abbildungen, die der berühmte Forschungsreisende Philibert Commerson (1727-73) hinterlassen hatte" (Nissen). - Vortitel mit getilgten Stempeln, sonst schönes Exemplar aus der berühmten Bibliothek des Erzherzogs Anton Viktor (1779-1835), die dekorativen Einbände der Reihe mit dessen goldgeprägtem Monogramm am Rücken. Nissen ZBI 2348a. Vgl. Nissen, Fischbücher 87.

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        Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle dirigé par Charles d'Orbigny. Atlas de la deuxième édition, Zoologie : Vers, mollusques et Zoophytes ; Botanique : Acotylédonées, Monocotylédonées et Dicotylédonées ; Astronomie, Météorologie (tome troisième vendu seul).

      Paris, Abel Pilon et Cie, Editeurs, sans date, 1 volume de 180x265x40 mm environ, (1) f., faux-titre, titre, 29 pages de table, complet des 97 planches annoncées dans la table, demi chagrin à coins cerise, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres et tomaisons dorés, orné de fers et filets dorés, cuir souligné d'un filet sur les plats, tranches dorées, gardes marbrées. Des rousseurs, certaines planches un peu jaunies, coins et coupes un peu émoussés, frottements sur les coiffes et les mors, sinon bon état. ZOOLOGIE : Vers, Classe de Annélides, Classe des Turbellariés, Classe des Helminthes (1 planche) -Embranchement des Mollusques : Classe des Cépholopodes (1 planche) Classe des Gastéropodes : Ordre des Hermaphrodites, sous-ordre des Cirrhobranches, sous-ordre des Cyclobranches, sous-ordre des Scutibranches, sous-ordre des Aristérobranches, sous-ordre des Tubulibranches, sous-ordre des Asiphonobranches - Ordre des Monoïques : sous-ordre des Tectibranches, sous-ordre des Pleurobranches, sous-ordre des Pulmonobranches - Ordre des Dioïques, sous-ordre des Pectinibranches (10 planches).Classe des Acéphalés : sous-classe des Dimyaires, sous-classe des Monomyaires, sous-classe des Brachiopodes (6 planches).Embranchement des Zoophytes : Classe des Echinodermes, Classe des Acalèphes, Classe des Polypes (5 planches). BOTANIQUE : Plantes Acotylédonées ou Cryptogames, Division des Cellulaires-Angiosporées, Division des Vasculaires (3 planches).Plantes Monocotylédonées, Division des Périspermées (13 planches).Plantes Dicotylédonées, Division des Gymnospermes, Division des Angiospermes-Diclines, Division des Apétales, Division des Polypétales, Division des Monopétales (46 planches). ASTRONOMIE, (10 planches).METEOROLOGIE, (2 planches).Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny, né le 6 septembre 1802 à Couëron (Loire-Inférieure) et mort le 30 juin 1857 à Pierrefitte-sur-Seine (Seine), est un naturaliste, explorateur, malacologue et paléontologue français, célèbre pour son voyage en Amérique du Sud et ses travaux en paléontologie. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        An Account of a Geographical and AstronomicalExpedition to the Northern Parts of Russia for ascertaining the degreesof latitude and longitude of the mouth of the River Kovima; of the wholecoast of the Tshutski, to East Cape; and of The Islands in the EasternOcean, stretching to the American Coast. Performed, by Command of HerImperial Majesty Catherine The Second, empress of all the Russians, ByCommodore Joseph Billings, in the Years 1785, &c. to 1794. The wholenarrated from the original papers by Martin Sauer.

      London. Printed byA. Strahan, for T. Cadell. 1802. - 4to. 26.7cm, the First Edition,xxvi,[2],332,58p., (appendix: vocabularies), with 14 engraved plates,large engraved folding map, contemporary boards, rebacked in calf, dampstain through the bottom spine corner, about 2" with triangular, text andplates are otherwise relatively clean. (cgc) Lada-Mocarski 58. Sabin77152. Street VI: 3499. Howes S117. Cox. I-353. Hill I:268. Smith 8989.Wickersham 6134. One of the most important Russian expeditions to Siberiaand Alaska, with much material on the land and people, views of Kadiak,Aleutians, Kamchatka, etc. Captain Joseph Billings, who had sailed withJames Cook on Cook's last voyage, became an officer in the Russian navyand was given command of this expedition by the Empress. He had, as hissecretary, Martin Sauer, who was responsible for this, the fullestaccount of this important expedition. Visits were made to Kodiack,Montague Island, and Prince William Sound. Eventually a scarcity ofprovisions forced the return of the expedition to the mainland. The map,A Chart of the Strait between Asia and America, is by Arrowsmith. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        instruction concernant les manoeuvres des troupes a cheval,redigee sur les ordonnances actuellement en activite,et suivie de cent cinquante deux planches

      chez magimel,libraire pour l art militaire et les sciences et les arts, Paris 1802 - petit in-8 bien complet et de bonne tenue de l an X (1802).152 superbes planches depliantes intercalees entre(5p.), 450p.de texte.,(1p.),errata.reliure plein cuir moderne,titre dore colle au dos.rousseurs sur la page de garde et la derniere page.sinon,tres bon etat.poids 550gr. format 17,5x10,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Album von Blumenaquarellen. Wohl Meiningen, um 1802.

      1802. 20 Blumenzeichnungen auf 38 Bll., davon 4 in schwarzem Buntstift, 12 farbig aquarelliert und 4 Vorzeichnungen in Bleistift und Tusche; außerdem eine ankolorierte schematische Zeichnung geometrischer Figuren. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. 8vo. Schöne Folge von Blumenzeichnungen und -aquarellen, teils hs. beschriftet ("Primula cortusoides", "Cistus creticus", "Ipomea hederacea", "Ixia aristata, var. atropurpurea"). Am vorderen Innendeckel eigenh. in Tinte betitelt "Blumen theils schwarz theils gemahlt"; darüber der eigenh. Namenszug in Bleistift: "Adelheid". Einige Zeichnungen mit verblasster Datierung, teils etwas angeschnitten (wohl als 1802 zu lesen, wonach die Zeichnerin knapp zehn Jahre alt war). Adelheid war das erste Kind von Herzog Georg I. von Sachsen-Meiningen und dessen Gemahlin Louise Eleonore von Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1794 wurde Adelheids Schwester Ida geboren, 1800 ihr Bruder und Thronfolger Bernhard). 1803, als Adelheid elf Jahre alt war, starb ihr Vater; Louise Eleonore übernahm die Regentschaft. Adelheid "erhielt eine umfassende und vorzügliche Ausbildung, sprach mehrere Fremdsprachen und zeigte sich an Literatur, Musik und Malerei interessiert" (Wikipedia). 1818 heiratete sie den englischen Prinzen William (1765-1837), später als William IV. der letzte englische König aus dem Hause Hannover. Die australische Stadt Adelaide ist nach ihr benannt. - Aus einer Nachlaßsammlung des Hauses Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.

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        An Account of a Geographical and AstronomicalExpedition to the Northern Parts of Russia for ascertaining the degreesof latitude and longitude of the mouth of the River Kovima; of the wholecoast of the Tshutski, to East Cape; and of The Islands in the East

      London. Printed byA. Strahan, for T. Cadell. 1802.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to. 26.7cm, the First Edition,xxvi,[2],332,58p., (appendix: vocabularies), with 14 engraved plates,large engraved folding map, contemporary boards, rebacked in calf, dampstain through the bottom spine corner, about 2" with triangular, text andplates are otherwise relatively clean. (cgc) Lada-Mocarski 58. Sabin77152. Street VI: 3499. Howes S117. Cox. I-353. Hill I:268. Smith 8989.Wickersham 6134. One of the most important Russian expeditions to Siberiaand Alaska, with much material on the land and people, views of Kadiak,Aleutians, Kamchatka, etc. Captain Joseph Billings, who had sailed withJames Cook on Cook's last voyage, became an officer in the Russian navyand was given command of this expedition by the Empress. He had, as hissecretary, Martin Sauer, who was responsible for this, the fullestaccount of this important expedition. Visits were made to Kodiack,Montague Island, and Prince William Sound. Eventually a scarcity ofprovisions forced the return of the expedition to the mainland. The map,A Chart of the Strait between Asia and America, is by Arrowsmith. .

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        Historia pestis Sirmiensis annorum MDCCXCV et MDCCXCVI. Buda, sumtibus typographiae Regiae Universitatis Pesthiensis, 1802.

      1802. Large 4to. 3 vols. LXVI, 202 pp. (2), 337, (1) pp. (2), 394 pp. With 10 folding engraved plates and numerous foling tables. Contemp. calf with gilt spines. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Only edition. - Exceptionally rare Latin translation of this history of the 1795 plague epidemic in Syrmia, first published in German as "Geschichte der Pest in Sirmien in den Jahren 1795 und 1796" by the Budapest physician Franz von Schraud (1761-1806). - Titles stamped on reverse. Hinges and extremeties professionally repaired; a good copy. Petrik III, 331. Wurzbach XXXI, 274. ADB XXXII, 453. OCLC 14833959. Cf. Lesky, Kat. der Josephin. Bibliothek, p. 596 (German ed. only).

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        Elémens De Navigation

      An X. (1802), Brest / Paris - In-8, 2-VII-398pp-28(ff) (27 Tables à l'usage de la navigation + Corrections)-17pp (Additions Aux Elémens de Navigation)-7pp (table des différences logarithmiques pour calculer facilement la distance de la Lune au Soleil et aux Etoiles) + 7 planches dépliantes + 3pp (Catalogue des Ouvrages Nouveaux), reliure Mi-XIXe pleine basane fauve, dos lisse finement orné avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, reliure frottée (bords et coiffes), coins usés, un manque de cuir (bas du dos et du premier plat), cependant reliure agréable et solide, intérieur frais, bon exemplaire, peu commun, Edition Originale, Exemplaire complet comprenant bien sa page de faux titre

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        An Account of a Geographical and AstronomicalExpedition to the Northern Parts of Russia for ascertaining the degreesof latitude and longitude of the mouth of the River Kovima; of the wholecoast of the Tshutski, to East Cape; and of The Islands in the East

      London. Printed byA. Strahan, for T. Cadell. 1802.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to. 26.7cm, the First Edition,xxvi,[2],332,58p., (appendix: vocabularies), with 14 engraved plates,large engraved folding map, contemporary boards, rebacked in calf, dampstain through the bottom spine corner, about 2" with triangular, text andplates are otherwise relatively clean. (cgc) Lada-Mocarski 58. Sabin77152. Street VI: 3499. Howes S117. Cox. I-353. Hill I:268. Smith 8989.Wickersham 6134. One of the most important Russian expeditions to Siberiaand Alaska, with much material on the land and people, views of Kadiak,Aleutians, Kamchatka, etc. Captain Joseph Billings, who had sailed withJames Cook on Cook's last voyage, became an officer in the Russian navyand was given command of this expedition by the Empress. He had, as hissecretary, Martin Sauer, who was responsible for this, the fullestaccount of this important expedition. Visits were made to Kodiack,Montague Island, and Prince William Sound. Eventually a scarcity ofprovisions forced the return of the expedition to the mainland. The map,A Chart of the Strait between Asia and America, is by Arrowsmith. .

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.

      THREE VOLUMES. 8vo.(8.7 x 5.6 inches). The tenth edition. Finely bound, without the half titles, in recent bindings of full panelled sprinkled brown calf. Spines with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders on boards. A very good set in attractive leather bindings.

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        The Arabian Nights, in five volumes, translated by the Reverend Edward Forster. London, W. Bulmer & Co. for William Miller, 1802.

      1802. 8vo. 5 vols. With 24 engr. plates after Robert Smirke. Contemp. full straight-grained blue morocco, Greek key patterned boards, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt. First edition of this early translation by Edward Forster (1769-1828), based on the French version of Antoine Galland, which had first appeared between 1704 and 1717. "Galland's translation [...] was quickly translated into English and German. It enjoyed a most remarkable success throughout Europe, perceptible even in children's literature, and contributed significantly to the new image which enlightened Europeans entertained of the Islamic East: after Galland, this was no longer the home of the Antichrist and of accursed heresy, but rather the ever-constant Orient beneath an eternally fair sky, boasting splendid colours and unheard-of wealth, Caliphs, Viziers, and Kadis, harems, fairy-tale princes, fairies and genies, sorcerers and sages, a world of fantastic adventure and outrageous incidents" (cf. Fück, p. 101). - After having studied law and medicine at Balliol and St Mary Hall, Oxford, Forster decided to enter the clergy. He soon "entered into an engagement with a bookseller, William Miller [...], to issue tastefully printed editions of the works of standard authors, illustrated by the best artists of the day" (DNB). The series was inceived with "Don Quixote" in 1801. His "Arabian Nights" were frequently reprinted, seeing five editions by 1854. The present set is distinguished by the beautiful illustrations after Smirke, "whom every person of correct taste will acknowledge to be second to none in this range of art" (I, vii), as well as by the elegantly gilt navy blue morocco bindings. Some occasional spotting due to paper, some slight wear and scuffing, but a beautiful set altogether. Chauvin IV, 239. Brunet III, 1716. Graesse IV, 524. Lowndes/Bohn I, 59. DNB VII, 453. OCLC 5782874. Thieme/B. XXXI, 164 (illustrations).

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM WILLIAM SHORT TO ELBRIDGE GERRY, DISCUSSING SHORT'S RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES].

      Paris. April 3, 1802. - [3]pp. on a folded sheet. Old fold lines. Significant ink stain on bottom half of first page, not affecting legibility of text. Minor soiling. Else very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A fond and lengthy letter from American diplomat William Short to Elbridge Gerry, Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence. William Short (1759- 1849) was an American diplomat who spent much of his political career in France. Beginning in 1784 he served as Jefferson's secretary while Jefferson was U.S. Minister to France; he subsequently served as chargés d'affaires when Jefferson left, overseeing U.S. interests in France. He served as Minister to the Netherlands in 1792, and briefly as Minister to Spain in 1795, after which he returned to France to live with his mistress. In 1802, after nearly twenty years abroad, Short finally took Jefferson's advice and returned to revisit his native land; in the present letter he mentions to Gerry that he is planning to embark in the next month or so. Short was not entirely impressed with America, however, nor it with him - he earned James Madison's lasting enmity when he derided Madison's naive belief that all French directors were good republicans. After a brief return to France in 1808, Short settled in Philadelphia in 1810 and lived out his days as a wealthy man. Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new constitution. His name is perhaps most remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as president, and died in office in November 1814. Gerry had served in France on the commission involved in the famous XYZ affair, in which the French attempted to extort bribes from the American commissioners (which inspired fervent anti-French sentiment in the States). It is likely that he became friendly with Short at that time. Short writes that he hopes to see Gerry upon his arrival back in the States, and that he plans to travel extensively upon his return. The letter reads, in part: "I can assure you I shall never forget the sentiments which you inspired [in] me during the short time I had the pleasure of cultivating your acquaintance, & shall always put at an high price every proof of not being forgotten by you. After our separation I wished to hear from you the account of your arrival in America before writing to you, except that of Augt. 27 which I wrote you a few days after my return to Paris from Havre. Having learned that every thing which came from this quarter was at that time liable to suspicion in our country, & supposing it might be peculiarly so under your circumstances, I did not chuse [sic] to obtrude a letter to you until I should first receive yours. Your silence therefore regulated mine. Times have much changed since then my dear sir all over the world; & events which could not have been expected, have taken place almost everywhere. Those which have been exhibited here have been of course, & according to usage, on the great scale & marked in light colors." Short then remarks that he would have thought Gerry an excellent choice for Minister to France, given his experience, and says that he had received some letters and papers mistakenly stating that he had been nominated to that position: ".so that I was receiving letter & compliments on the subject, until the arrival of the frigate which brought the official account of the person designated." He continues: "The account

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM WILLIAM SHORT TO ELBRIDGE GERRY, DISCUSSING SHORT'S RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES]

      Paris, 1802. [3]pp. on a folded sheet. Old fold lines. Significant ink stain on bottom half of first page, not affecting legibility of text. Minor soiling. Else very good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A fond and lengthy letter from American diplomat William Short to Elbridge Gerry, Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence. William Short (1759- 1849) was an American diplomat who spent much of his political career in France. Beginning in 1784 he served as Jefferson's secretary while Jefferson was U.S. Minister to France; he subsequently served as chargés d'affaires when Jefferson left, overseeing U.S. interests in France. He served as Minister to the Netherlands in 1792, and briefly as Minister to Spain in 1795, after which he returned to France to live with his mistress. In 1802, after nearly twenty years abroad, Short finally took Jefferson's advice and returned to revisit his native land; in the present letter he mentions to Gerry that he is planning to embark in the next month or so. Short was not entirely impressed with America, however, nor it with him - he earned James Madison's lasting enmity when he derided Madison's naive belief that all French directors were good republicans. After a brief return to France in 1808, Short settled in Philadelphia in 1810 and lived out his days as a wealthy man. Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new constitution. His name is perhaps most remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison in 1812, for Madison's second term as president, and died in office in November 1814. Gerry had served in France on the commission involved in the famous XYZ affair, in which the French attempted to extort bribes from the American commissioners (which inspired fervent anti-French sentiment in the States). It is likely that he became friendly with Short at that time. Short writes that he hopes to see Gerry upon his arrival back in the States, and that he plans to travel extensively upon his return. The letter reads, in part: "I can assure you I shall never forget the sentiments which you inspired [in] me during the short time I had the pleasure of cultivating your acquaintance, & shall always put at an high price every proof of not being forgotten by you. After our separation I wished to hear from you the account of your arrival in America before writing to you, except that of Augt. 27 which I wrote you a few days after my return to Paris from Havre. Having learned that every thing which came from this quarter was at that time liable to suspicion in our country, & supposing it might be peculiarly so under your circumstances, I did not chuse [sic] to obtrude a letter to you until I should first receive yours. Your silence therefore regulated mine. Times have much changed since then my dear sir all over the world; & events which could not have been expected, have taken place almost everywhere. Those which have been exhibited here have been of course, & according to usage, on the great scale & marked in light colors." Short then remarks that he would have thought Gerry an excellent choice for Minister to France, given his experience, and says that he had received some letters and papers mistakenly stating that he had been nominated to that position: "...so that I was receiving letter & compliments on the subject, until the arrival of the frigate which brought the official account of the person designated." He continues: "The accounts which we receive here from our country give us the most pleasing view of its prosperity & tranquility. There is nothing which can be more satisfactory to a true American; & I do really believe that it gives him still a more exalted satisfaction when he is in a foreign country than when at home....This mode of feeling I do not suppose peculiar to Americans, but common to all men of all countries. I learned from Mr. Skipweth that you had a good passage out. I have frequently regretted since that I had not continued my voyage with you. The year after you left us was a terrible one to pass here - ruin and desolation hung on the heads of all my friends from that time until the revolution of Brumaire. It was really a most distressing and hopeless scene....At that time I had hopes of being able to arrange my affairs in America by proxy - but every year since has continued to shew the contrary - of course I have every year since been meditating a voyage....The moment is now at hand when I shall experience it, as I am preparing for the voyage. I expect to embark in the month of May. It is yet uncertain at what port I shall land, but wherever it be I shall certainly ere long after my arrival have the pleasure of seeing you, as it is my intention to travel through all the states, at least those north of Virginia. I have so often repented having not visited & made myself acquainted with the different parts of my own country before visiting foreign ones, that I will not fail executing this plan as soon as practicable." The letter is docketed on the verso of the second leaf in Gerry's hand: "Paris letter / Honble Wm Short / rec. April / 8th 1802, ansd. / 21 July 1802."

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        Égypte. Atlas annexé au mémoire sur la communication de la Mer Rouge à la Méditerranée. [Paris, l'Imprimerie Imperiale], 1802.

      1802. Folio (354 x 526 mm). (2) pp., 5 engraved folding maps and plans. In the publisher's original blue marbled wrappers. (Includes:) Le Père, [Jacques-Marie]. Mémoire sur la communication de la Mer des Indes à la Méditerranée, par la Mer Rouge et l'Isthme de Soueys. [Paris, l'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1809]. 21-186 pp. (With:) Bois-Aymé, [Aimé] du. Mémoire sur les anciennes limites de la Mer Rouge. 187-192 pp. Modern white boards with giltstamped black spine label. Folio (290 x 442 mm). The five-plate atlas to accompany the mémoire regarding the possibility of constructing a modern canal from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea via the Isthmus of Suez, which J.-M. Le Père, chief engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, would submit to Napoleon in 1803. The plates include a hydrographical map of Lower Egypt and the Isthmus, a plan of the port of Suez, a plan and view of the "Fontaine de Moïse", a synoptic chart of the (supposed) various water levels along the Isthmus, and a plan of the city and ports of Alexandria. Even here, in their earliest publication, dated 1802 on the title page, the plates already bear the numbers under which they would be published in 1809 and 1817 within the monumental "Description de l'Égypte", bearing witness to the accuracy with which the editors had planned their famous work. Indeed, the commission to distil into a publication the enormous amount of data accumulated in Egypt by Napoleon's savants had only been established in February 1802, and the table of contents (on the reverse of the title page) specifies that "ces planches font partie du grand Atlas de l'ouvrage de la Commission d'Égypte, état moderne". - Le Père's mémoire itself was not published at all before it formed part of the "Description": a copy of this first publication, removed from part II: État Moderne, volume 1, is included with this set (it would be published independently, with the atlas, in 1815). - During the 1798 campaign in Egypt, Napoleon's officers had discovered remnants of the ancient "Canal of the Pharaohs", a west-east waterway built under Darius I of Persia that linked the Nile and the Red Sea. Napoleon contemplated the construction of a north-south canal to connect the Mediterranean with the Red Sea, and Le Père was commissioned to investigate the possibility of building such a canal. While the plan was abandoned because it wrongly concluded that the sea levels were different and the waterway would require locks, the report was important as a basis for Ferdinand de Lesseps' successful plans for the Suez Canal many decades later. - Occasional foxing to margins of plates, binding somewhat loosened in places, but in excellent condition altogether. Very rare. Ibrahim-Hilmy 374. OCLC 492528366. Gay 1999.

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        Alexandre Dumas (Pere) Autograph Letter Signed c. 1859

      - Renowned author and playwright Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) scrawled this brief letter c. 1859 to a Monsieur Verteuil. Dumas writes that he will soon begin work on “our play” and that he may have need of 5 or 600 francs in the future. Dumas found early success as a playwright, but he is best remembered for his beloved adventure novels such as The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Twenty Years After. Letter written in French on one side of a folded sheet of blue stationery. Measures 6 ¾” x 8 ½” when unfolded. Condition: Fold lines, lightly soiled, otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Veduta Generale della Città e Porto di Livorno

      1802. Il Viaggio Pittorico della Toscana di Francesco Fontani, fu per la prima volta pubblicato a Firenze dall'editore Giuseppe Tofani, tra il 1801 ed il 1803. L'opera è considerata uno dei più importanti e suggestivi libri figurati sulla Toscana, sia per la qualità grafica delle incisioni, sia per la gran quantità delle località ritratte. Nei tre volumi in folio che compongono questa ponderosa pubblicazione sono infatti inserite 209 tavole, finemente incise all'acquatinta dai fratelli Antonio e Jacopo Terreni (attivi a Livorno e Firenze tra la fine del diciottesimo e l'inizio del diciannovesimo secolo), da Giovanni Pera ed altri. Nove di queste tavole sono stampate a doppia pagina, raffigurando la carta della regione e una pianta e la veduta delle città principali: Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Livorno. Tutte le altre sono stampate a foglio singolo e raffigurano architetture o paesaggi relativi sia alle principali località che ai centri minori della Toscana. Notevole fu il successo del Viaggio Pittorico della Toscana, anche per il seguito di riproduzioni e di rifacimenti cui fu sottoposto, in Italia e all'estero, gran parte del suo corredo grafico. Moltissimi altri libri furono infatti illustrati in seguito con incisioni derivanti dalla grafica dei fratelli Terreni, mentre una seconda edizione dell'opera venne alla luce, in formato ridotto, nel 1817/18. Incisioni in rame all'acquatinta, stampate ad inchiostro bruno su carta vergata coeva, ampli margini, lievissime bruniture, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Una delle quattro grandi vedute panoramiche, incisa da Giuseppe Pera. Firenze Florence Cremonini pp. 145/148, 93; P. Frati, Livorno nelle antiche stampe, n. 297. 600 230

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        Mahomet. Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen, nach Voltaire. Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1802.

      1802. 104 SS. Etwas späterer Pappband. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband berieben und bestoßen, Titel gestempelt. Hagen 109 D. Goedeke IV/3, 356, 87. Kippenberg 377. Fischer 375.

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        Letters of Euler volume II

      R Murray, 1802. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1802. 507 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards with faded gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light cracking to hinges causing boards to be limp and endpapers to be torn. Moderate foxing and thumb prints throughout. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and markings to the boards. Spine is sunned with light edge wear and scuffing to the ends.

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        De l'Etat de la Culture en France, et des Améliorations dont elle susceptible (2 volumes).

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Guilleminet, An X-1802, 2 volumes in-8 de 22x145 mm environ, LIV-240 pages et 276 pages, demi basane marbrée fauve, dos lisses portant titres et tomaisons dorés sur pièce de titre orange brûlée, orné de fers et frises dorés, feuillets non rognés en partie non coupés. Petits frottements sur le cuir, quelques défauts de marge sans manque de texte, sinon bon état. Dominique Frédéric Dufour de Pradt (né le 23 avril 1759 à Allanche, en Auvergne et décédé à Paris le 18 mars 1837), fils d'Isaac Dufour, seigneur de Pradt, et de Madeleine de Lastic-Fournels, est un diplomate et un historien des relations internationales. On lui trouve comme nom complet Dominique-Georges-Frédéric de Riom de Prolhiac de Fourt, baron de Pradt. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        DISSERTAZIONI sopra l'istoria ecclesiastica di Padova. Opera di... Canonico della cattedrale, socio emerito della R. Accademia e vicario generale capitolare in sede vacante.

      Seminario, 1802 - 1817. 9 parti in 6 gr. voll. in - folio, pp. 94, 1 c.b., 32; 110, 98, (2); 85, 1 c.b., 84; 78, 1 c.b., 94; 68, 127; 79, 216; 116, 191; 160, 312; 104, 158. Bella leg. in c. gialla coeva con tit. ms al d. Esempl. in barbe. La principale opera del Dondi (Padova 1756 - 1819). Ricca di preziosi documenti. Con molte inc. in rame ai front. e nel testo. [229]

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        ESSAI SUR LA TOPOGRAPHIE MEDICALE D'AIX EN SAVOIE (Dt DU Mt BLANC) Et SUR SES EAUX MINERALES Présenté à l'Ecole de Médecine de Montpellier, le 26 Nivôse an X Sans lieu, An X 1802, In-quarto sans reliure en feuillets avec couture simple. Page de titre, p. de dédicace imprimée, 117 pages dont liste des professeurs de l'Ecole de Médecine de Montpellier, 1 ff. (L'exemplaire de Montpellier a été publié A Montpellier : chez G. Izar et A. Ricard)

      Montpellier, An X 1802, In-quarto sans reliure en feuillets avec couture simple. Page de titre, p. de dédicace imprimée, 117 pages dont liste des professeur de l'Ecole de Médecine de Montpellier, 1 ff. (L'exemplaire de Montpellier a été également publié A Montpellier : chez G. Izar et A. Ricard) *Ouvrage Rarissime. 1 Seul exemplaire à la Bibliothèque de Montpellier cf. bnf ccfr Auteur plus tard en 1834 des OBSERVATIONS DE MEDECINE PRATIQUE FAITES AUX BAINS D'AIX-EN-SAVOIE, Recueillies et publiées par le docteur Despine Père (Charles-Humbert-Antoine). Despine, Charles-Humbert-Antoine (1777-1852) Baron. Médecin-inspecteur des eaux, directeur de l'établissement royal des bains d'Aix depuis 1830 (il était depuis 1817 l'adjoint de son père qui remplissait la même fonction)

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