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        The New British Channel Pilot Containing Sailing Directions from London and Yarmouth to Liverpool, and from Ostend to Brest; Also for the Coast of Ireland from Tuskar Rock to Limerick; Compiled from the Late Surveys Made by Order of the Elder Brethern of the Trinity-House, Admiral MacBride, Mr. Mackenzie, and Mr. Samuel Clements, Pilot to His Majesty.

      London: Published, as the act directs by W. Heather at the Navigation Warehouse, 1803 - Third edition, 8vo (8½” x 5¼”), pp. (i-iv), v-viii, (1)-92, (4) “July 12, 1803 A New Catalogue Charts, Pilots, and Navigation Books by W. Heather”. Gilt lettered c. 1830’s half old textured cloth & marbled boards. Near fine clean bright copy. Sheets trimmed without affecting text, clean with natural age toning, unmarked, complete. Rare. No copies are listed by World Cat of the first, second or third editions. Two copies of the fourth edition, London, 1807 (with some variation to the title) are in the British Library, St Pancras, London. H7681 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charte des Bayerischem Kreise Nach astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen, den zuverlässigsten Specialcharten und Beschreibungen entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Nürnberg bey den Homann. Erben. 1803. Mit Röm. Kays. allerg. Freyheit.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1803, 56 x 45,5 Schaup, Salzburg auf alten Landkarten 4.6.3; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 269. - Zeigt den Bayrischen Kreis mit der Oberpfalz, Nieder- und Oberbayern. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links Erklärungen. - Die Karte u.a. mit Einzeichnungen der Post- und Landstrassen, Bodenvorkommen, Bergwerke und historischen Schlachten. - Als Einblattdruck erschienen!

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        The origin and progress of writing and Printing.

      By T. Bensley for J. White 1803 - Folio, 49 x 35 cm. Large paper copy. 2nd, and best edition. Bound in worn / scuffed 20th century 3/4 leather over brown boards. Collated: [7], xxiv, 240. Engraved portrait frontispiece and [32] epigraphic and manuscript-facsimile engraved plates, 9 in full or partial hand-color. Scattered spotting, heavily to frontis. Some toning / offsetting opposite plates. [Attributes: 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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        Jerusalem Delivered.

      London: Johnson, Cuthell et al. 1803 - 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. Bookplate. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lottery'.

      - Kupferstich v. T. Cook n. W. Hogarth, dat. 1803, 25,5 x 31,5 Guratzsch, S. 11. - Allegorie zum Glücksspiel.

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        Reineke Fuchs. [Übertragen] von D. W. Soltau.

      Berlin Heinrich Frölich 1803 - XXII, 377 S. Kl.-8vo (16,5 x 10,5). HLdr d. Zeit m. reicher, ornamentaler Rvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe von Soltaus vielgelobter Übersetzung, von der er 1823 eine überarbeitete Ausgabe vorlegte. Mit einer kurzen Vorrede zur Editionsgeschichte des niederdeutschen Reineke Fuchs. Friedrich Brandes bescheinigte Soltaus Arbeit das Verdienst, "infolge ihres vorzüglich getroffenen echt volksthümlichen Tones mehr als Goethe's Gedicht. durch Einwirkung auf die weitesten Kreise des deutschen Volkes die Thiersage neu belebt zu haben" (ADB XXXIV, S. 586f [Onlinefassung]. Dietrich Wilhelm Soltau (1745-1827) arbeitete mehrere Jahre als Kaufmann in Sankt Petersburg, seit 1798 lebte er als Privatgelehrter u. Übersetzer (aus dem Spanischen, Italienischen, Russischen u.a.) in Lüneburg. - Bestoßen, innen vereinzelt braune Fleckchen, Bindung gering angelockert. Gutes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Commentary on the New Testament. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Printed for the author and sold by G. Whitfield, London 1803 - Quarto (11 x 8 1/2"). xxviii, [v]-xl, 1172pp (Vol. 1); xii, 1015, [1], lxxxvii, [1017]-1063, [1]pp (Vol. 2). Contemporary full marbled calf, with gold lettering to spines.First edition of this powerful "Commentary on the New Testament" by one of American Methodism's founders, Thomas Coke. - Volume 1 covers Matthew to Acts. - Volume 2 covers Romans to Revelation. These two volumes containing the author's entire commentary on the New Testament were the last two of Coke's "Commentary on the Holy Bible," a series started in 1801 with these first four volumes dealing with the Old Testament: Volume 1, Genesis to Deuteronomy, (1801); Volume 2, Joshua to Job, (1801); Volume 3, Psalms to Isaiah, (1802); Volume 4, Jeremiah to Malachi, (1803).Bindings rubbed along spine and edges, with sporadic abrasion to leather. Closed tears along joints. Ex-library stickers to tail of spines, bookplates on inside of each front cover, and stamps at verso of each title page. Some creasing to front free endpapers and fly leaves. Bindings in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. About the author: Thomas Coke (1747-1814) was the first Methodist bishop and is known as the Father of Methodist Missions. His numerous publications included "Extracts of the Journals of the Rev. Dr. Coke's Five Visits to America" (London, 1793); a "Life of John Wesley" (1792), prepared in collaboration with Henry Mooro; A "History of the West Indies" (3 vols., Liverpool, 1808-11). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Post Karte von Deutschland und dessen angrenzenden Laender 1803 - Augsburg bei Johan Walch':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1803, 47,5 x 58,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 343 (Johann Walch, 1757-1824. Cartographer and map publisher of Augsburg, son-in-law of Johann Martin Will whom he succeeded in 1806. .); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch). - Seltene Postkarte von Deutschland und Polen mit den angrenzenden Ländern. - Oben links Titelkartusche.

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        Reineke Fuchs. [Übertragen] von D. W. Soltau.

      Berlin, Heinrich Frölich, 1803. . Erste Ausgabe von Soltaus vielgelobter Übersetzung, von der er 1823 eine überarbeitete Ausgabe vorlegte. Mit einer kurzen Vorrede zur Editionsgeschichte des niederdeutschen Reineke Fuchs. Friedrich Brandes bescheinigte Soltaus Arbeit das Verdienst, "infolge ihres vorzüglich getroffenen echt volksthümlichen Tones mehr als Goethe's Gedicht... durch Einwirkung auf die weitesten Kreise des deutschen Volkes die Thiersage neu belebt zu haben" (ADB XXXIV, S. 586f [Onlinefassung]. Dietrich Wilhelm Soltau (1745-1827) arbeitete mehrere Jahre als Kaufmann in Sankt Petersburg, seit 1798 lebte er als Privatgelehrter u. Übersetzer (aus dem Spanischen, Italienischen, Russischen u.a.) in Lüneburg. - Bestoßen, innen vereinzelt braune Fleckchen, Bindung gering angelockert. Gutes Exemplar

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        Portrait of Joseph Ritson.

      - London: H. Humphrey, 22 March 1803. Etching, engraving and aquatint on thin grey surfaced or prepared paper, platemark 272 x 207 mm, sheet size 306 x 221 mm, tipped to white backing sheet and mounted. An extraordinary satirical portrait of the eccentric author and vegetarian Joseph Ritson. He stands at his desk writing in a large book headed "Common Place". His finger and toe nails are talons; he dips his pen into an ink-stand inscribed "Gall", and has written "Moses an Imposter the prophets old Cloaths Men of Judaea Warburton a fool Dr Percy a Liar Warton an infamous Liar a pipeer better than a parson". From hispocket projects a pamphlet "The Atheist's pocket Companion". He stands on a slab of damaged papers headed "Dr Percy's Antient Balla[ds]"; in front of him is large open book with a portrait of Thomas Warton stabbed through with a knife and fork. The room is filled with large folio volumes and vegetable products, with a cow munching at a basket of leaves beside a paper "Bill of Fare / Nettle Soup / Sour Crout / Horse Beans / Onions Leeks"; an emaciated and chained cat crouches on the top shelf besidea book "Abstinence from animal food a moral duty"; and a frog squats on the desk. Below the image are Latin, Greek and English quotes."Ritson the antiquary (1752 - 23 September 1803) was sinking from morose or savage eccentricity to insanity. Since reading Mandeville's Fables of the Bees in 1772 he had lived on milk and vegetable. The scene must represent his chambers in Gray's Inn where (Sept. 1803) he burnt many manuscripts. He disregarded the decencies of literary controversy, and attacked (1782) Warton's History of English Poetry. His ownSelect Collection of English Songs (1783) was marred by attacks on the Reliques of Percy whom he again assailed in 1792. In 1793 he adopted the French republican calendar and declared himself an atheist. Sayers's figure was copied for the only [other] two portraits of Ritson, three-quarter length and half length" - M. Dorothy George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.

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        Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries

      London: Richard Phillips, 1803. First edition of this important work of feminist historiography by English radical Mary Hays. Active in the Jacobin circles of William Godwin and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hays was particularly influenced by Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), which inspired Hays to leave home and live independently, supporting herself through her writing as Wollstonecraft did. In Female Biography, an ambitious popular history covering thousands of years, Hays encourages women readers to reflect on their current disenfranchised status: "My pen has been taken up in the cause, and for the benefit, of my own sex." She pays particular attention to the lives of women rulers (Cleopatra, Boadicea, Elizabeth I, Christina of Sweden, Catherine the Great), and artists (Sappho, Artemisia Gentileschi, Madame de la Fayette, Anne Bradstreet, Aphra Behn), pointedly including rebellious women alongside the more traditionally virtuous. In many cases, Hays recasts the received historical narrative, emphasizing the prejudices her subjects faced, as in the case of the Protestant martyr Anne Askew: "The sex and age of the heretic aggravated, rather than softened, the malice of her adversaries, who could not pardon in a woman the presumption of opposing arguments and reason." A near-fine example, in handsome contemporary bindings. Six twelvemo volumes. Contemporary full tree calf; boards ornamentally ruled in gilt; red and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; spines ornamented, ruled, and lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers. Volume I irregularly paginated (as issued, collated complete), four pages of advertisements at rear of volume VI. Contemporary ink ownership signature of Mary Marriott on third fly leaf of all volumes except V. Light shelfwear and occasional spotting to bindings, some joints repaired.

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        Über Pädagogik. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Theodor Rink.

      Königsberg, Friedrich Nicolovius 1803.. kl.-8°. VI, 146 S. Pbd. Mit goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Tit. m. hs. Vermerk u. leicht fleckig, einige Buntstift-Untrerstreich. im Text. EA Goedeke V, 2, 20; Warda 218; Adickes 108 - "Der Mensch ist das einzige Geschöpf, das erzogen werden muß" (Einl.).

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        Stadtplan ('Hamburg').

      - Kupferstich mit Bordüre v. B. Baker n. C.L.B. Mirbeck, dat. 1803, 39 x 35

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        Helene ein Singspiel in drey Aufzugen Nach dem franzosischen von Treitschke. Clavierauszug. [Piano-vocal score]

      Thadé Weigl [PNs 500-512], Wien 1803 - Oblong folio. Contemporary marbled wrappers with large decorative paper label with titling in manuscript within coloured border incorporating floral elements to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank) 8 (No. 1: Ouverture); 6 (No. 2: Romanze. Es liebet Hans Anton Nannetten); 9, [i] (blank) (No. 3: Terzet. Du gutes Kind, wie lieb ich dich so sehr); 5, [i] (blank) (No. 4: Romanze. Ein Ritter von edlen Geblüt); 21, [i] (blank) (No. 5: Erster Schlussgesang. Fort auf die grünen Matten ); 1f. (recto title to Act II with "Atto 2do" in manuscript, verso blank), 3, [i] (blank) (No. 6: Zweyte Ouverture); 6 (No. 7: Duet. Ich will nicht nach der Herrschaft streben); 10 (No. 8: Scene und Arie. Zum Tod verdamt, mit Fluch beladen); 7, [i] (blank) (No. 9: Terzet. Dich sind ich hier? so nahe mir?); 6 (No. 10: Szene und Chor. Schönes Fest, o herrliche Zeit!); 19, [i] (blank) (No. 11: Zweiter Schulssgesang. Es ist nur all zu klar); 1f. (recto title to Act III in manuscript, verso blank), 10 (No. 12: Szene und Chor. Zur Rache, zur Rache!); 5, [i] (blank) (No. 13: Dritter Schlussgesang. Ha! was wird unser Aug gewahr?). Text in German.With contemporary fingerings in pencil to the overture to Act II. Wrappers worn and soiled; chipping to edges with some loss; tear to lower repaired. Some minor internal browning and soiling; upper outer corners slightly creased. An attractive copy overall. Weinmann: Weigl p. 47. RISM M1845 (no copies recorded in North America). Possible first German-language edition of the overture and all the separate numbers, published one year after the French first edition. Héléne, an opera in three acts to a libretto by Jean-Nicholas Bouilly, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on March 1, 1803. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Patmos.

      - In der Schreibweise der dem Landgrafen von Homburg im Jahre 1803 überreichten Handschrift. Raamin-Presse, Hbg. 1978. 32 S. 2 Bl. mit 5 farb. Orig.-Linolschnitten von Roswitha Quadflieg (Bildinitialen) und einer Extrasuite der Linolschnitte, jeweils signiert. 4°. Dunkelblauer handgebundener Maroquinband mit blindgeprägter Deckelvignette in Schuber (Chr. Zwang, Hamburg). Die Extrasuite in beiliegendem Umschlag. Schuber u. Umschl. etwas lichtrandig. – 9. Druck der Raamin-Presse. Eines von 25 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Leder mit der Extrasuite. Im Druckvermerk von der Künstlerin signiert. Druck auf gelblichem, englischen Büttenkarton »Penshurst« von Barcham Green. – Handsatz u. Druck von Roswitha Quadflieg. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mondnacht". Ein Ufer von Bäumen umrandet, hier Bauern und Landleute beim Essen und Trinken, Frauen beim Wasserholen und ein Bauer beim Tränken seiner Kutschpferde, im Hintergrund ein Schiff im hellen Mondschein.

      Aquatintaradierung nach Veith, gedruckt bei Senn, "Im Verlage des Kunst- u. Industrie Comptoirs zu Wien. 1803", 48 x 64,5 cm. Nagler Bd. XII, S. 530f, Nr. 52. - "Die Erstlinge seiner Arbeiten förderte das Industrie-Comptoir, und durch dieses verbreitete sich in kurzer Zeit sein Ruf als eines der vorzüglichsten Meister seines Faches. Piringer führte aber auch die reine Nadel mit grosser Geschicklichkeit, und was überdies noch seinen Wert erhöht, ist der Umstand, dass er selbst ein trefflicher Landschaftszeichner ist. Fast alle seine Blätter enthalten landschaftliche Darstellungen und Ansichten" (Nagler, S. 530). - Die prächtige Ansicht professionell restauriert und mit zwei großen und wenigen kleinen geschlossenen, kaum sichtbaren Einrissen. Künstlergraphik, Genre

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        Scrittori classici italiani di economia politica. Parte antica (tomi I-VII). Parte moderna (tomi I-XLI) + Supplemento (tomo XLIX) e Indici (tomo L)

      - Milano, De Stefanis, 1803-1816. 50 volumi in-4 (cm. 23). Edizione completa di tutti i volumi con margini in barbe, conservati nella loro brossura editoriale a stampa ("Supplemento" e "Indici" vennero impressi non più dal De Stefanis, ma dalla Imperiale Regia Stamperia, nel 1816, e presentano lievi difformità nella brossura). Collana pregevolissima e meritoria, venne ideata e curata dal barone Pietro Custodi. Risulta articolata in una "Parte Antica" (tomi I-VII) e in una "Parte Moderna" tomi (I-XLI) oltre a 1 tomo di "“Supplimento"” (n. XLIX) e un ultimo di "“indici generali"” (n. L). Bibliografia: Einaudi, 5193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karte von Tyrol und von Vorarlberg

      Artist: Mollo T ; issued in: Vienna; date: 1803 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Folds perfectly restored; size (in cm): 52 x 74; description: Map shows Tyrol and Vorarlberg until the northern part of the lake Garda with the city of Riva.

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        Collezione di quanto si è scritto di più importante, e di più adatto intorno alla coltivazione ed uso delle patate.

      Collezione di quanto si è scritto di più importante, e di più adatto intorno alla coltivazione ed uso delle patate. Preceduta dal sovrano generale stabilimento per le sovvenzioni economiche de' poveri, e dalle istruzioni correlative per eseguirlo. Napoli, nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1803. In 8vo; pp.8n.nn.,267,5n.nn. con indice. Vignetta al frontespizio raffigurante una "Gramola per le Patate". In fine tavola più volte spieghevole raffigurante il "fornello per uso delle Suppe Economiche d'invenzione di D.Giuseppe Morina". Brunit. Cart. post. Dalla dedica a Giovanni Acton: "Offriamo a V.E. nella presente collezione un saggio del nostro zelo nella stimabile commissione addossataci per lo sollievo de' poveri nelle Provincie. Nell'eseguirla è ognun di noi penetrato dal dolce sentimento di contribuire al bene de' suoi simili a sovvenirgli ne' loro bisogni ad indicare i mezzi da ripararli e prevenirli per lo avvenire. Queste idee ci han risvegliato il pensiero di riunire insieme per lo comodo generale ciò che di più interessante è stato sparsamente scritto intorno agli usi, vantaggi, e coltivazione delle patate. Ha ciò per oggetto il familiarizzare nel Regno le cognizioni di un ramo di agricoltura tendente ad una risorta di abbondanza per tutt'i tempi... L'esempio della Irlanda e della Francia salvate dalla penuria in due diversi rincontri col mezzo delle patate: le scoverte fatte e intorno alla salubrità di questo prodotto, ed alla molteplicità dei suoi usi per gli oggetti di sussistenza e di economia: le applicazioni fattene per lo più sano e meno dispendioso alimento de' poveri e per la nutrizione di ogni specie di animali domestici a noi preziosi". Rara raccolta di opere riguardanti le patate: La composizione della suppa economica giunta il metodo adottato in Napoli; Il pomo di terra, articolo estratto dal corso di agricoltura dell'Abate Rozier; Articolo estratto dal Dizionario Universale Economico stampato in Roma nel 1795: farina di patate, pane di patate, il tempo per la piantazione, il modo di cucinarle; Memoria dell'Abate Occhiolini: l'introduzione fatta in Roma delle patate, esperienza nel cuocere le patate; Ragionamento del Sig. Filippo Bandini sui pomi di terra; Della coltivazione ed uso delle patate di Carlo Amoretti; Lettera sul pane di patate e farina di grano di Gaspare Sella. In fine il trattato di Vincenzo Corrado: "Degli usi delle patate in varie vivande tratti dall'operetta di Vincenzo Corrado". Niccoli, pag.227.

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        Risposta alli Schiarimenti dati dalla delegazione Governativa sul fiume Reno ? La presente Scrittura è Opera del Cittadino Dr. Teodoro Bonatti (sic) Prof. in Ferrara 1803

      , 0 - Manoscritto cartaceo in folio (mm 330x220) di carte 10, composte da un bifolio, che funge da copertina e reca il titolo, e da 17 pagine di testo. Ottima copia. Si tratta di un Parere richiesto al Bonati, uno dei più stimati Idraulici dell'epoca, sulla Vexata quaestio dell'immissione del fiume Panaro in Po. Il committente è il Condelegato Cittadino Costabili, Consultore di Stato, che poi farà pubblicare a proprio nome la Risposta in: "Opuscoli idraulici di T.Bonati, V. Brunacci, G. Morri, ecc.", Bologna, 1829 (pp. 230-242). Il manoscritto è con ogni probabilità autografo, è cioè la copia che il Bonati trattenne per sé affidando la stesura dell'altra ad un segretario. Il Bonati ideò l'Asta Idrometrica e pubblicò fra gli altri un importantissimo saggio dal titolo: Saggio sopra una nuova teoria del movimento delle acque pei fiumi, Pavia, 1785. Si veda l'ottima voce, dedicata al Bonati, nel D.B.I. di E. Pozzato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rules and orders of the public infirmary at Liverpool.

      8vo., 24pp., preserved in modern boards with title reproduced on upper cover. A very good copy.Publisher: Liverpool: printed by T. Billinge, Castle-Street.Year: 1803Edition:

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        6 Antique Master Prints-ANIMALS-HUNTING GAME-SET-Howitt-1803

      - 6 Antique master prints, untitled. Set of 6 still-lifes with hunting game. Etching on wove paper. Watermark: J. Whatman 1810. Made by 'Samuel Howitt' after an anonymous artist. Samuel Howitt (1756-1822) was an English painter, illustrator and etcher of animals, hunting and horse-racing scenes who worked in both oil and watercolour. He was the brother in law of the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Condition: Very good, given age. Large margins, some light soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 11.5 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 7 x 5.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.3 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 17.8 x 13.2 cm.

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        Schematismus. Zum Behufe der von Seiner k. k. Apostolischen Majestät angeordneten allgemeinen Untersuchung aller Armen in dem ganzen Umfange des Wiener-Armen-Institutes. Herausgegeben auf Veranlassung der k. k. Hofcommission zur Regulirung der Wohlthätigkeits-Anstalten zum . 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Wien, Anton Pichler, 1803. - Enth. die drei auch separat erschienenen Teile (jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt): „Eintheilung der Stadt und Vorstädte Wiens mit Inbegriff der Pfarren Neulerchenfeld und Reindorf. Zum Behufe der allgemeinen Armen-Untersuchung"; „Verzeichniß aller Armen-Väter, Bezirks-Directoren, Haupt-Bezirks-Vorsteher, Ärzte und Wundärzte zur allgemeinen Untersuchung aller Armen [.]. Nebst einem alphabetischen Nahmen-Register, und dem Verzeichnisse der Orte [.]" u. „Verzeichniß aller nummerirten Häuser in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, in den Vorstädten, und in den beyden [.] Pfarren Reindorf und Neulerchenfeld [.]. - Der dekorative Einband leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Titel verso alt gestempelt. Hinteres Vorsatzblatt m. kl. Sammlerstempel. - Nicht in der Slg. Mayer. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 3 Bll., 57 S.; 2 Bll., 98 S.; 1 Bl., X, 432 S., Roter Ldr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Deckelfileten, reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild, Stehkantenverg., marmor. Vorsätzen u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Description des plantes nouvelles et peu connues, cultivées dans le jardin de J.M. Cels

      de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Paris 1803 - Folio, 100 engraved plates each with descriptive letterpress sheet; complete with the half-title; a large copy, edges uncut, in contemporary green quarter morocco gilt. One of the most elegant botanical books, this study of "new and little known" plants in the gardens of Jacques Philippe Martin Cels in Paris was the first of the three major works on exotic plants produced by the great Ventenat, and a superb example of this golden age of botanical illustration. Ventenat's work, which publishes a striking series of ten Australian specimens, represents the apogee of the French fascination with exotic botany. Cels, who had originally been a tax collector at the Paris barriers, had to change direction after the Revolution: he converted his private gardens in Montrouge, just south of Paris, into one of the foremost commercial nurseries in Europe, where he collected and sold numerous rare species and provided exotica for, among others, the Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison.Altogether 100 rare species from Cels' gardens are described and illustrated here, the majority depicted by Pierre-Joseph Redouté with others the work of his brother Henri-Joseph, as well as Cloquet, Laneau, Maréchal and Sauvage. These include exotics from North America provided by André Michaux (1748-1802) and Louis-Agustin-Guillaume Bosc (1759-1828), from Africa provided by Pierre-Marie-Auguste Broussonet (1755-1834) and from the Near East and the Pacific provided by Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardière (1755-1834). These Pacific and Australian specimens derived from the D'Entrecasteaux voyage on which, as it happened, Ventenat's younger brother Louis served as chaplain, but was one of those who died on the return journey.French interest in plants from the farthest reaches of the known world is confirmed by the inclusion of ten Australian plants here, seven of which were drawn by Redouté himself while five are given their earliest scientific notice. Grown from cuttings, they wintered in the Orangerie hothouse. Included are the Mimosa distachya, discovered by Felix la Haye on the east coast of New Holland during the 1792 visit of the D'Entrecasteaux voyage, as well as the Mimosa linifolia and the Melaleuca Hypericifolia (a full listing of the Australian plants is available on request).The cultivation of Australian species in European gardens had begun after the first species had been brought back by Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and James Cook (1728-1779), with the Royal Gardens at Kew amassing an important collection. The wars between Britain and France following the French Revolution of 1789, made Australian species very rare on the European continent. The Australian species in the Description des plantes were nevertheless acquired after 1792, with Cels' gardens subsequently being an important source for other botanical gardens on the continent.This book includes a fascinating two-page note by Cels detailing his background, and noting some of the correspondents who had helped him in his endeavours, including officers who sailed with D'Entrecasteaux and Baudin, but also English savants such as Sir Joseph Banks and William Aiton. This was the first great work Cels made in conjunction with Pierre Ventenat (1757-1808), botanist to Josephine, Lycée professor in charge of the Pantheon library and a member of L'Institut de France. Combining with Redouté, the three men went on to work together on the Choix des Plantes (1803-1808), as well as completing the third significant title in this impromptu series, the Jardin de la Malmaison, cataloguing Josephine's own magnificent collection, which also included many specimens from around the world, including some sent to her by Banks, Napoleon in Egypt, Baudin in Australia, and Alexander von Humboldt in South America. Some light foxing, a few bumps to binding, but a most attractive uncut copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-COTTAGE-HOUSEWIFE-SPINNING-PIG-CAT-Singleton-Turner-1803

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Industrious Cottage Wife'. It shows: a housewife, seated outside her cottage. Her young son is feeding the pigs, while a cat is seated next to her. She is spinning. Rare print. Original etching and mezzotint engraving, coloured a-la-poupee with watercolour highlights on a vellin paper type. Engraved by C. Turner after H. Singleton. Charles Turner (1773-1857) was an English mezzotint engraver and draughtsman. Through his mother's influence he had access to the famous gallery at Blenheim Palace. Turner moved to London in about 1789, was apprenticed to the engraver John Jones, enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools and worked for Alderman John Boydell, the important print publisher. Turner was skilled in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint, his diverse talents producing a large range of subjects covering topography and genre. His main interest, though, was portraiture, and the greater part of the more than six hundred plates he created during his career, were portraits. His close friendship with J.M.W. Turner, led to his engraving much of the artist's work, and to his engraving twenty-four of the plates for Liber Studiorum. He engraved many of the finest Henry Raeburn portraits, including Sir Walter Scott. A remarkable set of his engravings, "The Rivers of England", published between 1823 and 1827, confirmed his great ability as a landscape artist. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Henry Singleton (1766-1839) was an English painter, born into an artistic family in London. He was mainly known for his portraits. Condition: Fair, given age. Margins irregular with small tears and paper loss, partly closed/repaired. One tear into the image. General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully The overall size is ca. 19.7 x 27.8 inch. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 25.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 50 x 70.5 cm. The image size is ca. 44 x 64 cm.

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        Versuch einer Theorie des Terrains.

      Berlin, 1803. - Mit 10 (4 kolorierten, 1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln, IV, 78 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 26,5 x 21 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Deckelbezüge angestaubt, ein Teil des Rückenschildchens fehlt, innen sauber. Versuch einer mathematisch gegründeten, besonders auf militärische Bedürfnisse zugeschnittenen Vermessungstheorie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pflanzen-physiologische Abhandlungen. Erstes (bis Drittes) Bändchen. Fortpflanzung der Pflanzen durch Saamen. Erzeugung des Saamens. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Leipzig: bei Heinrich Gräff, 1803 - 12 (135 x 90 mm) XII, 287 Seiten, (1); 243 Seiten, (1); 215 Seiten, (13). Späterer Pappband im Stil der Zeit, rotes Rückenschild, gestempelt. Von der Neigung der Pflanzen, sich zu begatten; Von der Lebenskraft; Ueber die zum Begattungs-Geschäft der Pflanzen erforderlichen festen und flüßigen Theile. Von den Scheidewänden, die den Zusammenhang des Markes unterbrechen, Ueber das Vermögen der Pflanzen, sich noch durch andere Wege, als den Saamen, zu vervielfältigen und fortzupflanzen, Conrad Gessners 1577 bekannt gemachte Erfahrunge über das Saameansetzen etc. Der Forstwirtschaftler Friedrich Kasimir Medicus, 1736 in Grumbach bei Lauterecken geboren und 1808 in Mannheim verstorben, wurde von Jung-Stilling in seiner Lebensgeschichte auch "Eisenhart" genannt. Medicus war Regierungsrath, Oberaufseher der Churpfälzischen Staats- Wirthschafts hohen Schule zu Heidelberg, Direktor der Physikalisch- Oekonomischen Gesellschaft und ordentliches Mitglied der Churpfälzischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Mannheim. Printed label of Bibliotheca Julinska the library of Alfred Potocki (1817-1889, politician and Austrian minister of agriculture) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kalendario manual y Guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año 1803. Seguido del Estado Militar de España y de la Guía de Litigantes y Pretendientes. Encuadernado en un solo tomo.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1803 - Tamaño 7,5 x 11 cm. 222 pp., seguido de "Estado Militar de España. Año de 1803", 228 pp. y seguido de la "Guía de Litigantes y Pretendientes. Año de 1803", 168 pp. Grabados en el frontis de los reyes de España, Carlos IV y su esposa Maria Luisa. Encuadernación de época, plena piel roja con adornos de ruedas en el plano de cubierta y estampación del escudo de Castilla y León en oro. Lomo con hierros de adorno y ruedas en oro. Muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau religieux et politique de l'Indostan, ou précis historique des révolutions de l'Inde, où l'on voit les manoeuvres employées par la Compagnie anglaise, pour s'emparer exclusivement du commerce, des terres et des manufactures des peuples indous, et assurer leur tyrannie par l'expulsion des autres nations européennes

      Chez Marchant 1803 - - Chez Marchant, A Paris 1803, In-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) xxiij, 472pp., relié. - Edition originale, rare. L'ouvrage est suivi de deux mémoires présentés en 1781, à Louis XVI, par l'auteur de cet ouvrage, contenant un plan pour anéantir la puissance anglaise dans l'Inde, et d'un troisième sur les moyens actuels d'y parvenir encore. Reliure en plein veau raciné d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers à l'urne et au soleil. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Encadrement de grecques sur les plats. Un manque en tête. Traces de frottements. Un coin émoussé. Bel exemplaire, malgré quelques défauts. Après une histoire politique et religieuse de l'Indostan (la plus grande partie de l'Inde actuelle) qui est une transcription des "Mémoires historiques, politiques et économiques sur les révolutions anglaises dans l'Indostan" de J.-A. Pallerot de Saint-Lubin, 1782, l'ouvrage s'attache à établir l'histoire et l'actualité de l'occupation des régions de l'Indostan par les anglais, des diverses batailles entre anglais et indous, du commerce au Soudabar, au Bengale, au Guzurate. Le but de l'auteur est de donner des informations précises sur la présence anglaise (armée, commerce.) et des moyens envisageables de les chasser des terres indiennes. Dans son mémoire à Louis XVI, l'auteur dévoile plusieurs plans militaires pour reprendre l'Inde aux anglais ainsi que plusieurs mesures qui les rendraient impopulaires aux populations indigènes. Par une juste étude historique et culturelle, l'auteur cherche à démontrer que la présence anglaise est une injure à l'Inde, et que la France serait plus respectueuse et juste dans sa présence aux Indes. On remarquera qu'en dernière page, on trouve la mention "Fin de la première partie", mais la seconde, qui devait paraître plus tard et être occupée par divers mémoires sur l'occupation anglaise, n'a jamais été édité. L'ouvrage est un des plus importants témoignages sur les exactions des anglais en Inde au XVIIIe. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition (4) xxiij, 472pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aquarelle originale avec titre et signature manuscrite au verso: ?Vue Des ruines du Château de Ringgenberg contre le couchant, situé dans le cy. dt. (jadis) baillage d?Interlacken, Canton de Berne. Dessiné après nature par Nic. Gachet cy. dt. (jadis) Baillif de Gessenay en 1803?.

      1803, 1803 - 35 x 60 cm la feuille , aquarelle originale, sous passepartout, baguette or (44.5 x 67.5 cm) . Niklaus Gatschet (1736-1817) est issu d'une famille patricienne de la ville de Berne, Bailli de Grandson en 1755, landamann pour la Thurgovie de 1778 à 1788, membre du Grand Conseil de Berne en 1785 et Bailli du Gessenay de 1791 à 1797, Gatschet est connu pour ses activités de généalogiste, de peintre, de graveur et de naturaliste (collection de fossiles et armorial) [DHBS]. Le nom de la famille est originaire de Payerne (Gachet).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Works of Thomas Chatterton, containing his Life by G Gregory, D D , and Miscellaneous Poems

      T.N. Longman and O. Rees, London., 1803. First collected edition, edited with a Preface by Robert Southey. Octavo. Three volumes: pp [xxii], 359 + engraved frontis; [viii], 536 + engraved frontis and 2 plates; [viii], 538, [vi] adverts + engraved frontis and 2 plates (one folding). Contemporary binding of full marbled calf rebacked with original backstrip relaid and retaining the marbled endpapers. On each front pastedown is the floral ''Holland'' nameplate - Mr Holland is present in the list of subscribers. This edition was put together to raise funds for Chatterton's sister.Some spotting to prelims. Tail of spine of Vol. II a little rubbed. Very good.

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        Voyage dans la Basse et Haute Egypte : Bataille des pyramides. (Planche 12).

      Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the "Imperial edition" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called "Imperial" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened "Moyen-Egypte" and "Grand-Egypte". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The "Imperial" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the "Egypte ancienne et moderne" watermark - known as the "Royal Edition" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed "a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, "We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being." MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as "Modern Egypte". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the "Cairo" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, " The Conquest Gate" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, "The Victory Gate" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828.Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile.Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna.Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the "Dendera Zodiac", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. Didot Paris 1803 54x82cm une feuille

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        Orazione funebre in morte di Ferdinando I di Borbone infante di Spagna . Unito a: Descrizione delle solenni esequie di S.A.R. D. Ferdinando I di Borbone infante di Spagna .Parma, co' tipi Bodoniani, 1803.

      Parma, co' tipi Bodoniani 1803 - Due parti in un volume di cm. 30, pp (4) xxxv (1); 20 [la prima carta, antecendente il frontespizio e l'antiporta f.t. è bianca]. Ritratto all'antiporta e due grandi tavole incise in rame f.t. poste in fine (inc. F. Rosaspina e P. Bernardi su disegni di D. Ferrari, cm. 59 x 39 e 44 x 32), raffiguranti la pianta e l'elevazione del mausoleo. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti ornati in oro al dorso; carta decorata ai piatti. Sporadiche macchiette e lievi fioriture perlopiù marginali. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Di quest'opera uscirono nello stesso anno tre edizioni. "L'Anzianato di Parma, a cui Bodoni avea regalato queste tre edizioni, le dispensò in Parma: e parte ne trasmise alle Corti d'Europa. perciò pochissimi esemplari ne rimasero vendibili" (De Lama, II, 153). Edizione in-quarto, differente rispetto alla più comune in-ottavo (che presenta anche una differente numerazione delle pagine e non ha tavole). Cfr. Brooks, n. 889 e 890; Ruggieri, n. 867; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, from the Year MDCCXLV. To Which is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan, Vol I, Vol II part I and Vol II part 2 [3 volumes]

      Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse in The Strand, London 1803 - , Volume I (Fourth edition), [6], 436 pages, xcvi, index to rear, 10 maps and plans, some of which fold out. Volume II part 1 (new edition), [4], 366 pages, [17], 13 maps, some of which are folding. Volume II part 2 (new edition), [4], 367-739 pages, [17], 13 maps, some of which are folding. Collated complete. The volumes use different conventions for describing edition, but are all 1803, the fourth edition Fourth Edition and New editions , volumes have been rebound with new endpapers, gilt on volume II part 2 is slightly different, ex City of Cardiff library so library plates on early pages and stamps on maps, two small areas of damage to cloth on volume I and small chip in leather, very good condition , half calf and maroon stippled cloth, gilt ruling, gilt titles and bands to spines, four raised bands on spines, gilt décor in compartments, ribbons, , quarto, 27.5 cm x 22 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An essay on the principle of population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. A new edition, very much enlarged.

      London: J. Johnson. 1803. 4to., viii + (4) + 610pp., C4 cancelled and signed C3, title-page and final leaf lightly foxed, small library ink stamp on blank verso of title, near contemporary half russia, the sides gilt panelled with marbled insets, spine fully gilt in compartments, edges of boards slightly worn, but overall a choice copy in a handsome early 19th century binding. Although ostensibly a 'new edition' of the famous 1798 Essay>, in the author's view, and in the view of later commentators, this 'may be considered as a new work' [Essay> p.v.]

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        The natural history of the human teeth includine elucidation of the changes which take place durino the second dentition and describing the proper mode ot treatment to prevent irregularity of the teeth. To which is added an account of the diseases which affect children during the first dentition.

      Cox, London 1803 - In 4? (285x225); pagg. VII, 100 con 13 pregiate tavole incise in rame (una eseguita alla maniera nera) e 7 tavole esplicative di testo; le tavole sono f.t. e raffigurano con dettaglio l'anatomia buccale, le dentizioni decidue e permanenti nelle et? evolutive dell'uomo e rispettive malocclusioni e patologie. Legatura in piena pelle ottocentesca, filetto in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi, titolo su tassello in oro.Edizione originale (FIRST EDITION) della principale opera di Fox, la prima opera sull'ortodonzia, che include chiare spiegazioni su come correggere le irregolarit? dei denti. Fox basÚ la sua opera su quella del suo maestro Hunter, autore nel 1771 di una simile opera. Fox influenzÚ l'odontoiatria e ortodonzia del XIX secolo e le sue opere furono spesso ristampate.Bell'esemplare marginoso con qualche fioritura, una cerniera restaurata, lievi abrasioni agli spigoli.Garrison Morton, 3679; Norman, 825: Fox discusses the major causes of malocclusion in the permanent teeth and described his method of correcting these by means of a fixed metal band and silk ligatures. Fox's orthodontics marked a great improvement over the method of Fauchard and Bourdet, and his system of treatment found favour for nearly half a century."; Poletti, 77: "Le opere di Fox sono troppo conosciute e fondamentali nel nostro campo per cui riteniamo superfluo ogni commento". Wellcome III, 50. medicina.

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire... Illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings by John Dadley

      William MILLER (Ed.), John DADLEY. The Costume of the Russian Empire. Costumes de L'Empire de Russie... Illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. Représentés dans une série de soixante et treize planches. London: Howlett and Brimmer for William Miller. 1803 [correct ca. 1820]. Crown Folio (37:26,5 cm (binding), 36:24,5 cm (block). 11 not numb. leafs, 73 copper plates with numbered and titled hand-coloured stipple engravings as well as 73 corresponding leafs of with text. Contemporary fully grained morocco over cardboard, bound on on 5 raised bands, boards, spine and border panels richly blind and gilt stamped with decorative frames, lines and squares, all in floral motifs as well as gilt cut. Attractive copy of this gorgeously illustrated work on traditional costumes of numerous ethnics living in the Russian Empire, with a focus on Caucasus, Central Asia and Siberia, including „Barabinzian, Bashkirian, Boukharian, Estonian, Finn, Lapp, Kabardinian, Kalmuk, Kirghi, Koriak, Kurilian, Mestcherakian, Mongole, Mordvine, Ostiak, Tartar, Tcheremhisian, Tchouvashian, Tungoose, Yakouti" and „Votiakian" dress and showing mainly women, also Schamans. The descriptive texts, printed in elegant typeset with wide margins, are attributed to William Alexander. John Dadley's accurate engravings are close, however enlarged copies of the copper plates for Georgi's "Beschreibung aller Nationen des Russischen Reichs" [Description of All the Nations of the Russian Empire], first published between in 1776 and 1779 in 4 vol. by Wilhelm Müller in Saint Petersburg. 10 of the plates are printed on Whatman-paper watermarked „1820". There are copies known with different sets of sheets starting with „1796" watermarks, which is due to the fact that the plates and also already printed sheets where sold to John Murray and finally to Thomas M'Lean in 1818, who continued distributing the book with unchanged title page. Corners, margins and joints of binding in parts bumped and worn, on minor fault on read board, boards minimally scratched, end-papers slightly foxy, spine slighlty bleached, inside very slightly finger-stained and foxy, some pages in parts with „Abklatsch" from the mirrored engravings, otherwise well preserved copy of this beautiful print. Provenance: Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 1st or 2nd baronet of Milnsbridge House, with his armorial engraved bookplate tipped-on front board verso. Colas 702; Lipperheide 1341; Hiler/Hiller 192

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        Travels in Turkey, Asia Minor, Syria, and Across the Desert into Egypt, 1799-1801, in company wit the Turkish Army, and The British Military Mission. To which are annexed, Observations on the Plague, and on the Disease Prevalent in Turkey, and a Meteorological Journal,

      London, 1803 - FIRST EDITION, map, plan, 5 engraved plates, reproduction of a Turkish passport and 16 coloured military and civilian costume plate, 4to, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled panelled spine, red letter-piece, Atabey 1344; Blackmer 1832;The author was surgeon with the Royal Artillery attached in a professional capacity to the British Military Mission which accompanied the new army of the Grand Vizier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais sur les isles Fortunées et l'antique Atlantide, ou précis de l'histoire générale de l'archipel des Canaries

      Baudouin, Paris 1803 - [4] Bl., 522 S., [1] Bl., [4] aufklappb.K., [6] teils aufklapp. T. in Kupfer Pappeinbd. d. Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitelschild, etwas beschabt, Ecken bestoßen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of etchings after the most eminent masters of the Dutch and Flemish schools, particularly Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius, Bega, and Van Vliet. Accompanied with sundry miscellaneous pieces and a few original designs by Davd. Deuchar, seal engraver, Edinburgh

      Edinburgh, David Deuchar, (1803). Folio (37x28 cm). Late 19th century or early 20th century two-tone brown cloth, gilt title on spine, top edge gilt; decorated endpapers. With 222 etchings on proof India paper, trimmed and mounted on 130 stiff cardboard leaves. Including title in a floral border, etching opposite title (as frontispiece) and last advertisement-etching: "David Deuchar, Lapidary, Edinburgh. cuts and sels al sorts of fine stones, seals, picture,.. NB sels emery rottenston". With at the beginning and at the end a blank cardboard-leaf. - A nice collection, with many etchings from Rembrandt, in different sizes from 3x3 cm till 18x16 cm. Almost all the collections have different number of plates (between 300 and 400 plates), but all the collections, also this smaller one with 222 plates (only 1 similar copy found) are very rare.

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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

      Printed by Order of the House, London 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. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire du Jacobinisme.

      À Hambourg, chez P. Fauche 1803 - 5 vol. in-8, bradel papier coquille, filets dorés au dos; pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroqui rouge et bleu (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Nouvelle édition chez l'éditeur qui publia le texte pour la première fois en 1798. Un des livres majeurs de la doctrine contre-révolutionnaire. "L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties. La première traite de la conspiration antichrétienne ; la deuxième de la conspiration contre les rois et la troisième de la conspiration des sophistes, de l'impiété et de l'anarchie, c'est à dire de la combinaison des deux premières conspirations". (Godechot, La Contre-Révolution, p. 52). Barruel y reprend les thèmes déjà développés dans ses ouvrages précédents mais leur donne plus de fermeté pour former une doctrine aboutie : la Révolution est le résultat d'une conspiration raisonnée depuis 1787 et organisée par les philosophes ? Voltaire, d'Alembert et Frédéric II ? et relayée par les francs-maçons. Il se prononce contre toute réforme et apparaît ainsi comme le maître de l'absolutisme intégral. À noter que son idée du complot maçonnique a fait école et demeure encore vivante aujourd'hui.

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        Über Pädagogik. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Theodor Rink.

      Königsberg, Friedrich Nicolovius 1803. - kl.-8°. VI, 146 S. Pbd. Mit goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Tit. m. hs. Vermerk u. leicht fleckig, einige Buntstift-Untrerstreich. im Text. EA Goedeke V, 2, 20; Warda 218; Adickes 108 - "Der Mensch ist das einzige Geschöpf, das erzogen werden muß" (Einl.). Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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