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         Thaddeus of Warsaw. In Four Volumes.

      London: Printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803 - 4 volumes, duodecimo (166 x 108 mm). Contemporary half calf, smooth spines divided into compartments by gilt rules, dark blue morocco labels, marbled sides. Housed in a custom blue quarter-calf solander case. Bookplates of Edward Southwell Trafford. Light rubbing, front joint of vol. 1 tender, offsetting affecting quire K, vol. 3, contents otherwise fresh and clean, an excellent tall copy, preserving a few deckle edges. With half-titles and final errata leaf in vol. 1. First edition of Porter's first acknowledged novel, a significant work that "ranks with Mrs Radcliffe's Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne as a super-rarity among Gothic Romantic novels" (Sadleir 1972). The first edition is held by only one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the National Library of Scotland); Copac adds two copies at the University of Birmingham and the National Trust. OCLC records 13 locations in North America, but it is by any standard a notably rare book. ABPC lists no copy of the first edition at auction since 1975; Rare Book Hub notes only two copies offered for sale by Anderson Galleries in 1934 and 1937. Set during the Second Partition of Poland in the 1790s, Thaddeus of Warsaw is one of the earliest examples in English of the historical novel. Porter "crafted and pioneered many of the narrative tools most commonly associated with both the natural tale and the historical novel" (McLean 2007, p. 99). Despite being commercially published, this work did not have a large initial print run. It did, however, become enormously popular and successive editions were rapidly produced. Porter is best-known now for her 1809 novel The Scottish Chiefs, which retells the story of William Wallace, but during her lifetime she was famous primarily as the author of Thaddeus. Both Thaddeus and The Scottish Chiefs predate Walter Scott's Waverley (1814), Thaddeus by over a decade. While Porter's assertion of her direct influence upon Scott is "mostly wish-fulfilment" (ODNB), it is highly probable that Scott knew the work and that they had been briefly acquainted in childhood. Wolff 5608. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Print-SEA CHART-ENGLAND-WEST COAST-NEWCASTLE-Depot de la Marine-1803

      1803 - Antique print, titled: 'No. 38: Carte Particuliere de la Cote Orientale d'Angleterre Depuis le Cap Gibraltar jusqu'au Golfe d'Edinburg.' - Map of parts of the west Coast of England from Cape Gibraltar to the Gulf of Edinburg, Scotland. With inset plans of Berwick, Sunderland, the Islands Holy and Fairn, Hartlepool and the river Tyne up to Newcastle. Depth soundings are given, as well as current directions and speeds, with places along the coast indicated. Description: This map is based on the map by Hamilton Moore, published in 1803 by the Depot General de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Hamilton Moore'. Engraving on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Paper edges irregular with small tears, not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 64.7 x 49.4 cm. The image size is ca. 57.9 x 39.6 cm. The overall size is ca. 25.5 x 19.4 inch. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 15.6 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-115

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         DE LA DANSE.

      Bodoni, 1803. In-16 p. (mm. 160x110), cartonato rosa edit. (con piccole macchie), 4 cc.nn., 61 pp.num., 1 c.b. E' dedicato: "Aux Créoles par leur admirateur Moreau de Saint-Méry" e sull'occhietto si legge: "Danse. Article extrait d'un ouvrage intitulé: Notions Coloniales..". Questo saggio contiene una delle prime descrizioni conosciute delle danze vaudou e caraibiche. L'A., Médéric-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), di famiglia creola della Martinica, fu nominato da Bonaparte "Administrateur Général des Etats de Parme, Plaisance et Guastalla". "Seconda edizione" (la prima è del 1801). Cfr. Brooks, 896. Con lievi fiorit. ma buon esemplare con barbe.

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         Autograph Note Signed

      French romantic composer (1803-1869), best known for some of this orchestral works such as Symphonie Fantastique, and his operas (Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens). Berlioz was also a prolific writer and music critic. Autograph note signed by him, undated, in French, to famous violinist Joseph Joachim, probably from or around 1853 (pencil markings on another hand, indicating Leipzig, Dec 13th, 1853). One page, 5.5 x 4.6 inches, in excellent condition.  ALSO INCLUDED is an unsigned photo postcard of the composer, ideal for framing with this autograph note if desired.

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         CODE CIVIL CONTENANT LA SERIE DES LOIS QUI LE COMPOSENT AVEC ELURS MOTIFS. EXEMPLAIRE D'ANDRE DAMIEN

      GARNERY 1803 - - 1803, 1804, à PARIS Chez GARNERY. - 3 Volumes in-8, demi basane à petits coins, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin blond et de tomaison maroquin vert. 2 coiffes rases, sinon bel état de ce précieux exemplaire d'André Damien. - 3 Ex-libris signés de DECARIS composé du grand cordon de l'Ordre de St Jean de Jérusalem de Rhodes etde Malte, de l'Archange Saint Michel terrassant le dragon, des Armes de Damien ; - Joint la Carte de la Faculté de Droit de Paris année scolaire 1947/48 avec la signature d'André Damien. 1er Volume : Ex-libris et Carte, p. de fx titre, p. de titre du Livre PREMIER An XI, 476 pages. LIVRE DEUXIEME An XII, art. 517 à 710, 156 pages. 2nd Volume : Ex-libris, P. de fx titre, p. de titre, AN XI, Livre TROISIEME Première Partie 222 p., 14 p. ; LIVRE TROISIEME IIe PARTIE art. 1100 à 1383, An XII, p. de titre, ii p. 232 pages. 3me Volume : LIVRE TROISIEME, TROISIEME PARTIE, an XII, 367 pages ; LIVRE TROISIEME, QUATRIEME PARTIE, 359 pages. ANDRE DAMIEN, né le 10 juillet 1930 à Paris, avocat éminent, personnalité politique et écrivain français. Élu à l'Académie des sciences morales et politiques depuis 1994 au fauteuil du Professeur Henri Mazeaud. Il est nommé président d'honneur de l'Académie des sciences morales, des lettres et des arts de Versailles, maire honoraire de Versailles et conseiller d'État honoraire. - ENTRE AUTRES MAIS FIGURE SUR SON EX-LIBRIS, Grand-croix de grâce magistrale dans l'ordre souverain militaire hospitalier de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem, de Rhodes et de Malte. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Travels in Africa

      Performed during The Years 1785, 1786, and 1787, in the Western Countries of this Continent. Second English edition. Frontispiece & folding map. 2 vols. Small 8vo. Very good in original boards, book plates to front pastedowns. 362; viii, 373pp. London, M. Jones,

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         ALLEMANNISCHE (ALEMANNISCHE) GEDICHTE ERSTAUSGABE 1803 MACKLOT. 4 MUSIKBEILAGEN. HALBLEDER.

      JOHANN PETER HEBEL: ALLEMANNISCHE GEDICHTE / FÜR FREUNDE DER NATUR UND SITTEN. ERSTAUSGABE PHILIPP MACKLOT 1803, STUTTGART. SELTENE ERSTE, NOCH ANONYM UND AUF EIGENE KOSTEN HERAUSGEGEBENE AUSGABE. Goedeke VII 537, 5 beta. VIII, S. 3-232. MIT 4 AUSKLAPPBAREN GEFALTETEN MUSIKBEILAGEN (KOMPLETT). 15,5 X 9,5 cm. Moderner Halblederband mit Rückentitel und alten Deckelbezügen. Titel und erste 15 Seiten etwas fleckig, übrige Seiten meist sauber. Altes Exlibris, Eignername. Insgesamt trotz der beschriebenen Mängel gutes Exemplar dieser Seltenheit.

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         Female Biography;

      London: printed for Richard Phillips,, 1803. or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all ages and countries. Alphabetically arranged. 6 volumes, octavo (184 x 113 mm). Contemporary brown calf, flat spines ruled into compartments in gilt, red morocco labels, page markers. Bookplate of George William Fox Kinnaird, Baron Kinnaird (1807-1878) to front pastedowns. Slight scuffing to spines, a couple of points of loss to joint ends, occasional dark marks and points of abrasion to covers, extremities lightly rubbed, occasional bumping to tips, wear and creasing to vol. 1 spine, bump to label of vol. 1 affecting a couple of letters, loss to vols. 1, 4 and 5 spine heads. An excellent set. First edition of this scarce early work of feminist biography by Mary Hays (1759–1843), the London-based novelist, radical and friend of Mary Wollstonecraft. Hays was given a copy of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792 and was extremely moved; she contacted the publishers, and arranged a meeting with Wollstonecraft, becoming involved in London's radical Jacobin circles. Hays received advice from Godwin on writing her novels, and she tended Wollstonecraft on her deathbed. In the present work Hays created a significant biographical dictionary of 294 impressive women through the ages. Her novels include Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796), The Victim of Prejudice (1799), Harry Clinton (1804), and Family Annals (1817).

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         THE STRANGER IN FRANCE: Or, A Tour from Devonshire to Paris. Illustrated by engravings in aqua tinta of sketches, taken on the spot.

      London J. Johnson 1803 - FIRST EDITION 1803, COLOURED COPY. 4to, 290 x 225 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 12 HAND COLOURED aquatint plates of views, the first being of Torr Abbey in Devon, the second of Southampton, the rest of northwestern France: Le Havre, Caen, Rouen, Cherbourg, A Woman of Caux, Le Bois de Boulogne and one of the ruins in Le Petit Trianon. Sketches drawn by the author and engraved and printed by T. Medland. Pages: viii, 262, bound modern full calf, ornate gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly foxed, neat early name in top margin, neat old repairs to some margin edges on first 5 leaves, and 18 further leaves scattered through the book, very small closed edge tear to 1 plate margin, repaired on verso, 120 mm (4½ inch) closed tear to 1 text page, repaired with clear tape, no loss, pale foxing to many margins, a couple of leaves lightly browned, 2 plates show slight offsetting from facing text, age-browning to many margins. A good copy only, with the plates hand coloured. Sir John Carr (1872-1832) wrote 6 travel books all set in Europe, which were popular in their day. This one on travelling in France was his first. Abbey Travel, 82. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Minnelieder aus dem Schwäbischen Zeitalter neu bearbeitet und hrsg. von Ludwig Tieck. 284 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel mit Vignette, 2 rad. Vignetten und 2 Kupfertafeln nach Philipp Otto Runge. Guter Halblederbd d. Z. (Rücken gering rissig, Deckel leicht berieben) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1803. - Erste Ausgabe. Eins der schönsten illustrierten Bücher der Frühromantik mit den reizenden Illustrationen von Ph. O. Runge, das einzige illustrierte Buch, das zu seinen Lebzeiten erschien. Eins der ganz seltenen Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe auf starkem Velinpapier, jedoch ohne die manchmal fehlende Vorrede. "Runge machte die zierende Arabeske zum Träger von Symbolen, und gemeinsam mit L. Tieck schuf er in den 'Minneliedern .' mit symbolischen Buchkupfern die eigentümlichste Illustration eines deutschen Buches" (Stubbe in: Hauswedell/Voigt, mit ausführlicher Würdigung). – Gelegentlich stockfleckig, wie meist bei Velinpapier. Der gestochene Titel, die Vignetten und auch die beiden Tafeln sind sehr sauber. Exlibris. Letztes Blatt mit kleinem Stempel verso. – Goed. VI 38, 61; Hauswedell/Voigt, Abb. 56 u. 141-143; Borst 959. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE STRANGER IN FRANCE: Or, A Tour from Devonshire to Paris. Illustrated by engravings in aqua tinta of sketches, taken on the spot.

      London, J. Johnson, 1803.. FIRST EDITION 1803, COLOURED COPY. 4to, 290 x 225 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 12 HAND COLOURED aquatint plates of views, the first being of Torr Abbey in Devon, the second of Southampton, the rest of northwestern France: Le Havre, Caen, Rouen, Cherbourg, A Woman of Caux, Le Bois de Boulogne and one of the ruins in Le Petit Trianon. Sketches drawn by the author and engraved and printed by T. Medland. Pages: viii, 262, bound modern full calf, ornate gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly foxed, neat early name in top margin, neat old repairs to some margin edges on first 5 leaves, and 18 further leaves scattered through the book, very small closed edge tear to 1 plate margin, repaired on verso, 120 mm (4½ inch) closed tear to 1 text page, repaired with clear tape, no loss, pale foxing to many margins, a couple of leaves lightly browned, 2 plates show slight offsetting from facing text, age-browning to many margins. A good copy only, with the plates hand coloured. Sir John Carr (1872-1832) wrote 6 travel books all set in Europe, which were popular in their day. This one on travelling in France was his first. Abbey Travel, 82. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Autograph Letter Signed 1849

      French composer and music critic (1803-1856), prolific creator of ballets and operas, Adam is best known for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le Corsaire (1856).  Autograph letter signed, discussing about the publication of his operas with an unknown recipient. One sheet folded, written on both sides of the same fold (see scans of front and verso, and translation), each page is 5.25 x 8.25 inches. In French, sold with a translation into English, in very good condition. 

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         LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. [bound with:] ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE...

      Knoxville: Printed and published by George Roulstone, 1803. viii,320,[16]; 143,xi pp. Contemporary reverse calf. Spine slightly chipped, boards rubbed, corners lightly worn. Remnants of shelf label and manuscript date on spine. Later ownership inscription on front pastedown and annotation on titlepage. Initial leaves dampstained. Browning and scattered foxing. Final leaf of second work detached and in facsimile (contains only a dozen lines of index). Very good in original condition, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. The first collected laws of the state of Tennessee, and a work of considerable rarity. Allen notes that this was not an official publication of the state, but issued by Roulstone, Tennessee's first printer, as a speculative venture. Because all previous issues of the Tennessee press were either pamphlets, broadsides, or legislative journals, this has been called the first book printed in Tennessee. Allen asserts, however, that Roulstone may have previously bound together some early Legislative Acts printed in Knoxville before 1800. "Possibly it is the first bound book printed in the state. The fact that it was issued bound (increasing the possibility of survival) and the knowledge that Roulstone printed the book as a personal venture should render this book somewhat more likely to be found. Nonetheless, it is virtually never offered for sale today" - Allen. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Edward T. Sanford, a prominent Knoxville lawyer, who served as Assitant Attorney General from 1905 to 1907 and as a Supreme Court Justice from 1923 to 1930. It is also bound with a copy of the acts passed in the first session of the state legislature in the same year, very scarce in and of itself. A primary work of much importance and rarity, with an interesting Tennessee provenance. ALLEN RARITIES 13. ALLEN TENNESSEE IMPRINTS 79, 72. AII (TENNESSEE) 22, 46. McMURTRIE (TENNESSEE) 38, 42.

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         Voyage de M. Candide Fils au pays d'Eldorado, vers la find du dix-huitieme siecle. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Paris, Aine, 1803. - 216, 224 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband bestoßen, etwas fleckig und beschabt. Innen nur vereinzelt gering fleckig. Mit kleinem Wappenexlibris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         POLAND / LITHUANIA / LATVIA / BELARUS

      Üsküdar (Istanbul): Imperial Military Engineering School Press, . 1803 - Copper engraving with original full wash colour (Good, fine original colour, some worm holes with minor loss near both head and tail of centerfold, tight upper and lower margins as issued, blank margins contemporarily extended on all sides), neatline: 52.5 x 58 cm (20.5 x 23 inches); extended margins: 58 x 71.5 cm (23 x 28 inches). Extremely rare – the first map of Poland and Lithuania to have been printed in the Islamic world, published in Istanbul in 1803 by the Ottoman Military Engineering School Press, from Mahmud Raif Efendi’s revolutionary ‘Cedid Atlas’. This extraordinary map is the first map of Poland and Lithuania to have been printed in the Islamic World, and was issued within Mahmud Raif Efendi’s Cedid Atlas Tercümesi [A Translation of a New Atlas], the first Muslim-published world atlas based on European geographic knowledge and cartographic methods, published in Üsküdar, Istanbul in 1803 by the Imperial Military Engineering School Press. The atlas was issued in an exceedingly small print run expressly for use in elite Ottoman circles, ensuring that the present map is today extremely rare. The map embraces all of today’s Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and much of Belarus. The text and toponymy are entirely in Ottoman Turkish script, which dances elegantly across the composition. The scene showcases the political reality that existed between 1795 and 1807, after the ‘Three Partitions of Poland’, but before the revisions of the Treaty of Tilsit (1807). During this period, Poland ceased to be an independent state, its territory having been carved up and occupied by neighbouring powers, in stages, in 1772, 1793 and 1795. As shown here, the Polish lands taken by Prussia are bathed in a light blue wash; the territories occupied by Hapsburg Austria are coloured in green; while the lands consumed by Russia are coloured yellow. The map is finely detailed, depicting all major cities, towns, rivers and mountain ranges. The insets, in the lower left corner, feature a city plan of Warsaw, flanked by text, which explains the dismemberment of Poland, as well as providing statistics as to the land area and populations of the different partition sectors. The map is based upon one of the era’s finest European map of Poland, William Faden’s A Map of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania including Samogitia and Curland divided according to their dismemberments with the Kingdom of Prussia (London, 1799). Faden, in turn, based his geography on Giovanni Rizzi-Zanonni’s famous 1772 wall map of Poland. The Enlightenment in Ottoman Turkey & the ‘Cedid Atlas’ - The Ottoman Empire was for centuries one of the greatest cultural and intellectual civilizations of Europe, Asia and Africa. While it maintained significant social and academic exchange with Western Europe, through most of the 18th Century, Ottoman Turkey followed its own course, and was not swept up by the revolutionary changes of the European Enlightenment. The Ottoman elite was highly conservative by nature and often struck down proposals for Western-style reforms and technological innovations. Of great relevance to our story was the magnificent, yet brief, ‘false start’ of Islamic printing in the Ottoman Empire. Traditionally, while certain minority groups, such as Jews and Armenians, had quietly printed works in the Ottoman Empire for their own use, printing was generally banned. However, in 1729, Ibrahim Müteferrika, an esteemed intellectual and court official of Hungarian origin, was permitted to set up his own press, issuing the first-ever printed works in the Islamic world. Significantly, Müteferrika published the first maps in the Muslim world, within his printing of Katip Çelebi’s 1648 manuscript, Cihannuma [Universal Geography] (Istanbul, 1732). While these maps were both pioneering and beautiful, they were of a small scale, and the Cihannuma was not an atlas, but rather a pedagogical text. Unfortunately, Müteferrika’s publishing activities offended the Ottoma

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         Versuch einer vollständigen systematischen Geschichte der galvanischen Electricität und ihrer medicinischen Anwendung

      Felischische Buchhandlung, Bln., 1803. XVI/284 S. mit 1 gefalteten Kunsttafel, Pbd. der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestossen/Rücken mit Bezugsfehlstelle/Name auf Vorsatz)

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         The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments

      Isaiah Thomas 1803 - 2nd Worcester edition. Isaiah Thomas Imprint. Hesekiah Walker's copy. He has signed the book twice, in an early hand. Bound in full contemporary leather. Foxing to title page, and throughout. Soiling. Large stain on the first page of the New Testament, bleeding through 15 leaves surrounding. Final page is loose, and margin worn. Overall, a worn copy that appears to have been well read. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Walks and Sketches at the Cape of Good Hope

      to which is subjoined, a Journey from Cape Town to Blettenberg's Bay. First edition. Small 8vo. Modern green morocco, gilt. [viii], 152pp. London, C. & R. Baldwin,

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         Agriculture-Pratique des différentes parties de l'angleterre

      Gide et Levrault, Paris 1803 - Les cinq volumes de texte broché d'époque en papier à la colle bleu et l'atlas est en cartonnage d'époque en papier à la colle grenat l'ensemble à pleines marges, non rogné Cinq volumes In-8 (212x138 mm) de xxiv-510 / (4)-634 / (4)-604 / (4)-642 / (4)-479-(1 bl.) pages et un atlas (272x210 mm) de (4) pages, 12 cartes et planches et 10 tableaux dépliants En partie non coupé Première édition française. Rare, bien complet de l'atlas ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Blue original wrappers for the text and pink paper boards for the atlas. Full margin. Uncut copy Two 8vo (212x138 mm) , xxiv-510 / (4)-634 / (4)-604 / (4)-642 / (4)-479-(1 bl.) pages an one atlas (272x210 mm), (4) pages, 12 maps and plates and 10 folding tables Uncut First edition in french. Rare with the atlas In 8 2405g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

      J. Johnson, London 1803 - 174, 124 pages; with half title and four plates - complete. Contemporary tree calf bordered in gilt; spine replaced with skiver leather ruled in gilt, original label reattached. All edges and endpapers marbled. Minor toning to paper; plates clean though light tideline lower right not touching the image (faintly present on some leaves) - please consult photos. Binding is sound. For accurate shipping cost outside North America please inquire. Size: tall 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Richard Stockton, Jr.

      , Nov. 27, 1803. Nov. 27, 1803. The letter measuring 9.5 x 7.75 is inlaid onto a larger piece of paper measuring 13.5 x 9.75 was written and signed by Richard Stockton, Jr., son of Declaration Signer, Richard Stockton. It is dated Nov. 27, 1803 from Princeton. In part, the letter reads, "Dear Sir, I have received your kind favor of the 17th inst. with its enclosures - for which and their attentions of the like nature you are entitled to my best acknowledgements . . . From the first moment this amendment was proposed, I was directly against it, and when it was adopted by the Federal Party in the hope of representations and sent up to the senate in the year 1790 . . . all in my power to, and I believe was instrumental in causing its . . . in that body. But the day of reasoning on the true principles of the constitution is over - the most important articles of your national compact must be constantly called on to guild party and earn personal views - The degradation of the Federal Judiciary by its being now completely placed at the feet of the legislative body only to get rid of obnoxious judges has taught us what we are to expect on subordinate points - In truth I give up this constitution as gone - its death will be lingering - but its sentence has passed - It was only calculated to the administrations by the same kind of men as those who formed it - it proposes nothing which can essentially guard it against the progress of democracy - but perhaps will ultimately be found only to have organized democracy - and given plan and system to it which it never has had in any other country- This will probably prolong the reign of the Demon - will give it a . . . which it has had in no other nation - and in the end . . . find little bit of much boasted of Constitution - it will be dissected limb by limb with as much indifference as it felt by a surgeon in cutting up a dead body. I altogether despair of Mr. Condat acting the enlightened heart you seem to take from him - and as to any of the States at present under Democratic Sway into passing . . . form no idea of - the proposed wagon given by Mr. Ketchel in our House of Assembly for an adjourned session was that they might be ready to . . . and act on the proposition . . . Your obliged servant Rd. Stockton." The letter could be in regards to the twelfth amendment that was passed in December of 1803. The twelfth amendment pertains to the Presidential elections. Thomas Jefferson was President at the time.

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         The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.

      London: Printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803 - xiiI, cxiv, 359 pp + xi, [i], 514, [ii] pp + folding maps and plates. 1st ed., in old full calf, rebacked. Mostly clean. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Die Braut von Messina oder die feindlichen Brüder [,] ein Trauerspiel mit Chören.

      1803 1803 - 1st edition. Tübingen: Cotta'schen 1803. XIV + 162 + [1] pp. Binding weakly marked of time and use, otherwise a well-preserved clean and totally uncut copy on vellum-paper bound in contemporary lightgreen boards. In nice newer paperbox in old style with coloured label and gilt on spine. The box signed Ludwig Weber München. * The very rare first edition, first printing with the errata-list.Trömel/Marcuse 240. Goedeke V,227,9. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Magasin för blomster-älskare och idkare af trägårds-skötsel.

      1803 1803 - 12 parts. Stockholm: Delén 1803 [-09]. With 36 beautiful handcoloured copperplates. 4to. Title-leaf + 36 leaves + [8] pp. + plates. Well-preserved copy with wide margin, all edges gilt bound with orig. green covers in nice newer full leather with coloured labels and richly gilt on spine, goldlines on boards, inner ornamental borders and gilt book-stamp [pharmacies Gustaf Bernström] on frontboard. Binding signed G. Hedberg. Kungl. Hofbokb. Stockholm. * First edition of this beautiful work on flowering plants in cultivation, the majority exotic, including several Chinese and Japanese species. The text was written by the Swedish botanis Olof Swartz, and the majority of the plates were drawn and engraved by Pfeiffer, a few others being by Palmstruch and J.G. Ruckman. 'The arrangement of the flowers is very pleasing and the rich deep colours make this a very attractive book which has long been overlooked' [S.G. Lindberg].Lindberg 56. Krok pp. 573. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Triumphs of Temper. A Poem in Six Cantos. The Twelfth edition, corrected. With New Original Designs by Maria Flaxman

      Printed by J. Seagrave for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Chichester 1803 - First edition with Blake's engravings. Twelfth edition corrected of the work. 6 plates engraved by William Blake after designs by Maria Flaxman. xii, 165, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bentley, G. E. Blake Books 471A; Essick "William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations" XLVIII Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, maroon morocco label. Joints cracked, rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, signature cut away in upper margin of title, light marginal browning, primarily marginal, offsetting from plates, else a very good copy. Discreet previous owner's signature on front free endpaper 6 plates engraved by William Blake after designs by Maria Flaxman. xii, 165, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo First edition with Blake's engravings. Twelfth edition corrected of the work. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         DE LA DANSE.

      Parma, Bodoni, 1803. In-16 p. (mm. 160x110), cartonato rosa edit. (con piccole macchie), 4 cc.nn., 61 pp.num., 1 c.b. E' dedicato: "Aux Créoles par leur admirateur Moreau de Saint-Méry" e sull'occhietto si legge: "Danse. Article extrait d'un ouvrage intitulé: Notions Coloniales..". Questo saggio contiene una delle prime descrizioni conosciute delle danze vaudou e caraibiche. L'A., Médéric-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), di famiglia creola della Martinica, fu nominato da Bonaparte "Administrateur Général des Etats de Parme, Plaisance et Guastalla". "Seconda edizione" (la prima è del 1801). Cfr. Brooks, 896. Con lievi fiorit. ma buon esemplare con barbe.

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         Neue Methode, den Tripper zu heilen, wobey Strikturen in der Harnröhre verhütet werden können, nebst Bemerkungen über die Ursachen der Saamenschwäche, des männlichen Unvermögens, der Unfruchtbarkeit u.s.w. und die Mittel, solche zu heilen. Leipzig, Johann Conrad Hinrichs, 1803.

      1803. 8vo. X, (11)-306, (2) pp. With a folding engr. plate. Contemp. boards with gilstamped red label to spine. First German edition of Wilkinson's 1801 "Treatise on a New Method of Curing Gonorrhoea"; translated by G. W. Töpelmann). - Binding rubbed; lower spine-end damaged. Interior browned and foxed. Proksch II, 47. OCLC 14527905. Not in Waller or Osler.

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         Richard Stockton, Jr.

      Nov. 27, 1803. The letter measuring 9.5 x 7.75 is inlaid onto a larger piece of paper measuring 13.5 x 9.75 was written and signed by Richard Stockton, Jr., son of Declaration Signer, Richard Stockton. It is dated Nov. 27, 1803 from Princeton. In part, the letter reads, "Dear Sir, I have received your kind favor of the 17th inst. with its enclosures - for which and their attentions of the like nature you are entitled to my best acknowledgements . . . From the first moment this amendment was proposed, I was directly against it, and when it was adopted by the Federal Party in the hope of representations and sent up to the senate in the year 1790 . . . all in my power to, and I believe was instrumental in causing its . . . in that body. But the day of reasoning on the true principles of the constitution is over - the most important articles of your national compact must be constantly called on to guild party and earn personal views - The degradation of the Federal Judiciary by its being now completely placed at the feet of the legislative body only to get rid of obnoxious judges has taught us what we are to expect on subordinate points - In truth I give up this constitution as gone - its death will be lingering - but its sentence has passed - It was only calculated to the administrations by the same kind of men as those who formed it - it proposes nothing which can essentially guard it against the progress of democracy - but perhaps will ultimately be found only to have organized democracy - and given plan and system to it which it never has had in any other country- This will probably prolong the reign of the Demon - will give it a . . . which it has had in no other nation - and in the end . . . find little bit of much boasted of Constitution - it will be dissected limb by limb with as much indifference as it felt by a surgeon in cutting up a dead body. I altogether despair of Mr. Condat acting the enlightened heart you seem to take from him - and as to any of the States at present under Democratic Sway into passing . . . form no idea of - the proposed wagon given by Mr. Ketchel in our House of Assembly for an adjourned session was that they might be ready to . . . and act on the proposition . . . Your obliged servant Rd. Stockton." The letter could be in regards to the twelfth amendment that was passed in December of 1803. The twelfth amendment pertains to the Presidential elections. Thomas Jefferson was President at the time.

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         Reports from Committees of the House of Commons. Re- printed by order of the House. Volume XIV: Miscellaneous reports; - also, Port of London, with engravings, 1793-1802

      London: Printed by Order of the House, 1803. Book measures 17 1/2 x 11 inches.Collation, xii,635,[1]29pp, with 56 engraved plates, mainly folding, 13 partially coloured. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards. Binding rubbed on edges, boards becoming loose, but holding. Generally binding is worn, but in good condition. Internally, library withdrawn stamp and label on endpapers, a few other library stamps, [ about 15 in all ] last plate stamped on verso, [ engraved side free of stamp ], some minor browing or light spotting to a few plates. Pages and plates in good clean condition. This volume contains the full reports, together with plans and diagrams, for the years 1793-1802, during which time the development of the London dock system was first discussed at length and the first docks built.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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         Das Recht des Besitzes: Eine Civilistische Abhandlung.

      Gießen, Heyer 1803.. XXXII, 495 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Goed. VI, 233, 1; Stintzing-L. III, 191ff; Borst 953. - Erste Ausgabe von Savignys grundlegendes Werk, worin er das Recht als Erscheinung des sozialen Lebens darstellt und sich um eine Synthese von historisch-kritischer und systematisch-dogmatischer Denkweise bemüht. Mit diesem Buch erregt er schlagartig Aufsehen und erhält große Anerkennung. Das Werk wurde zum Vorbild der juristischen Monographien des 19. Jhdts. schlechthin. - Etwas fleckig.

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         The British Museum; or, Elegant Repository of Natural History

      John Badcock, London 1803 - London, printed for John Badcock, 1803-1804. 1st edition. 4 volumes. 16mo. Additional engraved title pages to all 4 volumes. (viii), 244pp. (vi), 247pp. (viii), 216pp. [2], (v), [1], 260pp, [12]. Illustrated with 141 delicately hand-coloured full page plates of animals, birds, fishes and insects. A scarce work on natural history in the manner of Buffon and Pennant, divided as with most natural history works of the era as follows: Volumes 1 and 2 covering quadrupeds, Volume 3 on fish and insects and Volume 4 on birds. Volumes 1 and 2 dated 1803, Volumes 3 and 4 dated 1804. COPAC locates only one complete copy of this edition in the UK at The Natural History Museum, with The British Library holding Volume 1 only. Bound in matching contemporary full calf with marbled endpapers, double spine labels and full gilt decoration to the spines. Corners and extremities a little rubbed. Minor splits starting to the hinges of Volume 3 and the back hinge of Volume 1. Slight loss to the upper headcap of Volume 1. Front hinge of Volume 1 sympathetically repaired. Volume 1, p.65/66 slight loss to the upper corner but with no loss of text. Volume 2, p.205/206 torn with no loss. Volume 4, final leaf on the index torn with slight loss to the text at the foredge margin. Otherwise, a clean copy of a scarce work with the text blocks sound and the bindings in good condition. Further photographs are available on request. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Descrizione delle più rare cose di Bologna, e suoi sobborghi. In Pitture, Scolture, ed Architetture delle Chiese, Luoghi Pubblici, Palazzi, e Case.

      Bologna, per le stampe del Sassi, (1803), 8vo piccolo, cartonato coevo muto, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, pp. XXXXX-(2)-214. Parziali bruniture ma bella copia. Raro.

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         Carte Physique & Politique de la Syrie pour servir à l'Histoire des Conquêtes du Général Bonaparte en Orient. Faite au Kaire en l'An 8 par Charles Paultre, Off.ier d'Art.rie Légière, Aide-de-Camp du Général Kleber, Comm.t en Chef l'armée Française en Egypte.

      1803 - Paris: Lapie & Picquet, 1803. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 595 x 790mm, with title tab. Unidentified ownership label 'P. F.' on linen. A map of the Eastern Mediterranean published during the campaigns of General Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt and Syria in 1798-9. After initial successes and reverses such as the Battle of the Nile, Napoleon decided to leave his army in Egypt in 1799, returning to France to become First Consul. He left his army in the hands of General Jean-Baptiste Kléber, named as commander on this map, prior to his assassination in 1800. The remains of the French army were defeated at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, after which the British captured Cairo and Alexandria, ending the French campaign.

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         Les Pandectes Francaises ou Recueil complet de toutes les lois en vigueur contenant les Codes Civil, Criminel, de Commerce, Militaire . avec des observations formant un traité substantiel et succinct de chaque matière; par J.B.D. et P.N.R.C.

      Paris, chez les auteurs - chez Perlet, 1803 - 22 volumi in mezza pelle coeva con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. I volumi 8 e 17 hanno una legatura in brochure allentata, gora lle ultime carte del volume ottavo. Raro insieme di codici napoleonici. 1803/1809 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         éclaircissemens sur l'inscription grecque du monument trouvé a Rosette,

      1803 - Contenant un décret des prêtres de l'Egypte en l'honneur de Ptolémée Epiphane, le cinquième des rois Ptolémées.First edition. Very large folding etched plate of the Greek inscription on the Rosetta stone. 4to. Uncut in fine contemporary decorative wrappers, spine repaired, with original paper label. [iv], 121pp. Paris, A bright, clean copy of one of the first translations of the 54 lines of Greek inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone, which was discovered by a soldier among the ruins of Fort St. Julien in 1799. 'Citizen' Ameilhon (1730-1811), as he is described on the title page, was a noted historian and bibliophile, who was director of the Biliotheque de l'Arsenal when he completed the translation. At the outset of the Revolution, Ameilhon was appointed to the 'Commission pour la conservation des monuments des arts et des sciences'. He subsequently managed to persuade the authorities to preserve the books confiscated in the name of the people, thereby saving in the region of 800,000 volumes from destruction. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Russische Miszellen. NOs. I-IX in 3 Bdn. (= komplett).

      Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1803-1804. . [Russische Miscellen]. - I. Michail Matveevic Cheraskov: Die Rossiade [Rossijada].... / II. Ders.: Kadmus und Harmonia [Kadm i. Garmonija].... / III. Lied vom Zuge Igor's gegen die Plowzer [Slovo o polku Igoreve].... / IV-VI. Nikolaj Michajlovic Karamzin: Marfa Possadniza, oder die Bezwingung Nowgorods [Marfa-Posadnica]. / VII. Der Aufruhr zu Moskwa unter der Regierung des Zaren Alexej Michailowitsch.... / VIII. [André-Jacques] Garnerins umständlicher Bericht von den drey ersten Luftreisen, die er in Rußland gemacht hat... / IX, Bericht des Grafen Kotschubey [Viktor Pavlovic Kocubej]... über die vier ersten Monathe seiner Verwaltung.... / -Johann Gottfried Richter (1763-1829), Schriftsteller u. Übersetzer, ist als einer der wichtigsten Mittler russischer Kulturleistungen in die deutsche Kulturgeschichte eingegangen. Er studierte zunächst Theologie in Leipzig, ging um 1787 als Hauslehrer nach Moskau, wo er 16 Jahre verbrachte, in Kontakt mit Verlegern u. Autoren. Ab 1808 lebte er als Privatgelehrter in Eilenburg (vgl. E. Hexelschneider, in: Sächs. Biografie). - Auf den VDeckeln goldgeprägt: "Ex biblioth. soc. liter. Curon." (Kurländische Gesellschaft für Literatur u. Kunst?); in Bd. 1 Eintrag von alter Hand: "No. I bis VIII der Bibliothek der Gesellsch. für Lit. u. Kunst vom Staatsrath Becker geschenkt, No. IX aus dem Buchladen angekauft". - Kap. mäßig beschabt, Deckel mit Bibl.-Etikettrest, gelöschte Stempel e. lettischen Institutsbibliothek. Vorsätze braunfleckig -Selten

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         Louisiana Purchase

      November 5, 1803. Newspaper: A rare front page printing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in the Providence Phoenix, Saturday, November 5,1803 (William W. Dunham) Vol. II - No. 78, 4 pages, 11.5" x 18". Usual folds, toning and minor marginal wear.

Titled "Louisiana Treaty", this unusual front page printing of the treaty celebrates the news of its ratification in the Senate on October 20, 1803 by a vote of 24 to 7: "We congratulate our fellow-citizens on the prompt approbation given by the Senate to this important Act. The treaty, as advised to be ratified by the Senate, and which we have no doubt will in a short time receive the final ratification of the President of the United States." The full printing of the treaty, unusually placed on the front page that was normally reserved for advertisements, was printed only two months before the final transfer of sovereignty over the vast new territory. Signed in Print "BARBE MARBOIS. ROB. R. LIVINGSTON, JAS. MONROE --"

The Treaty together with two accompanying conventions consume three columns on page one together with two more on page two. The balance of page two covers happenings in the House of Representatives from October 18 - 22. On the latter day, "The President communicated by Message to the House, the ratified Louisiana Treaty. it was referred to a committee of the whole House. Mr. Randolph offered a resolution making provision for carrying the treaty into effect." The same day, "the committee to whom were transferred two resolutions proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States relative to the election of the President and Vice President, have according to order, had the same under consideration, and beg leave to submit the following report…" offering the text of what became the Twelfth Amendment.


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         The Port Folio, Vol.III (1803) Complete, 52 issues

      William Fry, H. Maxwell, Philadelphia 1803 - 1 vol., 4to, 3/4 leather and marbled bds, rubbing, crackling and some peeling to leather, bds intact with some soiling, hinges tight; internally with generalized light toning, scattered small spots of foxing which do not interfere with legibility; corners of pages 31/32 and 183/184 are raggedly absent with some loss of text, pages 105-108 are torn raggedly across horizontally with the lower halves missing, a few pages are irregular at the foredge but without any loss of text; pp.416; no dustjacket. A very scarce full years' run of this rather scholarly early weekly newspaper. Despite the faults listed above, it is almost entirely readable and in no danger of falling apart. Most appearances of this item are print on demand. A rare look at the events and controversies of the early 1800's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Triumphs of Temper. A Poem in Six Cantos. The Twelfth edition, corrected. With New Original Designs by Maria Flaxman

      Chichester: Printed by J. Seagrave for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. First edition with Blake's engravings. Twelfth edition corrected of the work. 6 plates engraved by William Blake after designs by Maria Flaxman. xii, 165, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, maroon morocco label. Joints cracked, rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, signature cut away in upper margin of title, light marginal browning, primarily marginal, offsetting from plates, else a very good copy. Discreet previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. First edition with Blake's engravings. Twelfth edition corrected of the work. 6 plates engraved by William Blake after designs by Maria Flaxman. xii, 165, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bentley, G. E. Blake Books 471A; Essick "William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations" XLVIII

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        Balneotechnik oder Anleitung Kunstbaeder zu bereiten und anzuwenden. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Fürth Bureau der Literatur 1803 - 8°. (2) IV (2) 230 (2) S.; (4) 164, LV S. Mit 1 gestochenen Titel und 1 gestochenen Frontispiz. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Schreger (1768-1833), praktischer Arzt in Erlangen und später Professor in Wittenberg und Halle, beschreibt in seiner historisch-systematischen Darstellung die verschiedenen Formen, Bestandteile und Anwendungsbereiche medizinischer Bäder. U.a. mit einzelnen Kapiteln über Dampf- und Rauchbäder, über elektrische und galvanische Bäder sowie über Bäder aus animalischen, vegetabilischen und trockenen Stoffen. Mit sehr ausführlichen Namens- und Sachregistern. - Stellenweise gering stockfleckig. Einband leicht bestoßen und fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 136 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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