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        Encyclopedie Comique ou Recueil Francais, complete set 3 volumes

      Chez Barba, Paris 1803 - First edition, quarter leather and marbleized hard cover set of complete 3 volumes. Light wear to cover, lightly soiled spine with bright gilt design and font. Interior pages lightly foxed. Title pages stamped "Instituti Regina Eleana and Vittorio Emanuele". 240 pps, 240pps, 252 pps. Engraved illustration of key historical players, vole I. Twelth year of the Revolution, vol 1 thru 3 of humor (bon mots, anecdotes, yaks ala French revolution if that's possible--like Springtime for Hitler), first joke is about Louis XIV's generals, of the three being considered by the Council, a few of them will fight for the first general being considered, all will fight for the second, and the third--well, they'll all quit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras de Don Joseph Cadalso

      Por Don Matteo Repullès 1803 - - Por Don Matteo Repullès, Madrid 1803, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x15cm), relié. - Edition originale collective. Pleine Basane brune d'époque marbrée. Dos lisse orné de filets gras et maigres. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison dans un cercle en maroquin noir. Un trou de ver en queue tu tome 1, un second en queue du tome 4. José Cadalso (1741-1792), poète et littérateur espagnol, journaliste, étudia en Angleterre et en France au collège jésuite Louis le Grand, puis au séminaire de Madrid. Après avoir voyagé en Europe, il embrassa la carrière militaire. Sa prose a contribué à éveiller l'esprit des Lumières en Espagne et à défendre l'identité nationale. Ces oeuvres regroupent ses poésies, ses traductions et ses critiques, ainsi que ses essais. Ex libris J. J. Ballard, médecin, début XIXe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PISCES In "General Zoology or Systematic Natural History", Vol. IV and V, Part I and II.

      London, G. Kearfley, 1803-1804. In-8 p. (mm. 216x135), 4 parti in 2 voll., p. pelle coeva (piccoli spacchi alle cerniere esterne), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. V,(3),186; XIII,(3),632, numer. continua; (2),V,(5),250,(2); VI,(2),463,(3) numer. continua; con 4 belle antiporte figur. su disegni dell'A. Questi 2 voll. sui "pesci" fanno parte di una importante opera di zoologia, pubblicata fra il 1800 e il 1826 in 14 voll. Sono molto ben illustrati da 190 pregevoli tavv., inc. in rame per lo più da James Heath. La classificazione seguita dall'A. è sostanzialmente quella proposta da Linneo. "Edizione originale", rara. Cfr. Brunet,V,362: "ouvrage remarquable, surtout pour ses gravures" - Nissen,IVB, 870. Pagg. di testo con qualche fiorit. o arross. per la qualità della carta; lievi aloni al marg. sup. bianco di alc. tavv. di un vol., altrimenti tavole ben conservate.

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        Gedichte.

      . 2 vols. Hamburg: Friedrich Perthes 1803. (16) + 209 + VIII + 232 s. Eksemplar pa velin indbundet i samtidigt rödt papirbind. Lidt plettet. Bind med lette brugsspor. * Plesner 104..

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        VERDADERA IDEA DE LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL, GOBIERNO, Y SOBERANÍA TEMPORAL, conforme a la razón, y a las divinas escrituras. Sujeción debida de los subditos al soberano, y cargo principal de los soberanos en el gobierno.

      Imp. Vicente Oliva. Gerona, 1803 - . 20,5 cm. 4 h. 138 pág. [Sigue, del mismo autor:] DE LAS VENTAJAS DEL GOBIERNO MONÁRQUICO: Y DE LA IMPORTANCIA DE MANTENER SIN NOVEDAD LA FORMA DE GOBIERNO YA ESTABLECIDA EN EL ESTADO: para mayor ilustracion de la Verdadera idea de la sociedad civil, gobierno, y soberanía temporal &c. que publicó el mismo autor de este discurso. Ibid. 4 h., 80 pág. [Sigue, del mismo autor:] MANUAL DE REFLEXIONES SOBRE LA VERDAD DE LA RELIGION CATOLICA, o motivos de su credibilidad. Util a toda clase de personas. Id. Gerona, 1804. XII-128 pág. Enc. pasta española, con la lomera con una restauración de época. Algún punto de óxido, * Tratados políticos sobre la institución monárquica frente a otras formas de gobierno como la República. Critica las ideas inspiradoras de la Revolución francesa, de Rousseau, Montesquieu. Palau 75703, 75704 y 75705. Teoría política. Girona. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830

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        Letter signed.

      Ljubljana , 19. II. 1803. - Folio. 3 pp. on double leaf. To Count Alois Ugarte (1749-1817), chancellor of the court, regarding secularizations in Bavaria: "Eurer Excellenz habe ich veranlasset durch die anbeschliessige Erinnerung der P. St. Buchhaltung gehorsamst anzuzeigen, daß der hierländige Religionsstand mit der im Jahre 1784 geschehenen Einziehung des Vermögens der beschuhten Augustiner in Laibach wie aus den Bayerischen Ständen unter Bürgschaft der Städte Amberg, Naburg und Auerbach haftendes Aktivkapital pr 7000fl. übernommen und die hiervon zu 3 PCto fälligen Interessen [.] zu suchen und immer fruchtlos gesucht habe. Die dieserhalben erhaltene letzte hohe Hofweisung ist vom 10ten Jänner 1800 [.] gefertiget, und beruft sich auf einen Bericht der Ob der Ennsischen Landes Regierung nach welchem sie gemäß sofortigen Aufträgen die gehörige Einleitung getroffen habe, daß zur Bezahlung dieses restirenden Kapitals samt Interessen nicht die dafür flüssenden Zinsen aus den öfentlichen Renditskassen sistirt, sondern die Forderungen der besagten Bayerischen Städte, und Klöster an diesseitige Klöster, Städte, und Private mit Kapital und Interesse-Zahlungen so lange eingestellt werden sollen bis der krainerische Religionsstand mit seiner Forderung befriediget sein werde. Allein es habe sich geoffenbaret, daß von den hierländigen Sädten, Klöstern, und Privaten keine Zahlungen an die Bayerischen Städte zu leisten sind, mithin zur Befriedigung des krainerischen Religionsstands keine solchen Zahlungen eingestellet werden können [.]". - Somewhat dusty, with strong edge defects; f. 1 stamped "Archiv Schöppl" .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Three signed manuscript documents from Jamaica's Woodhall plantation estate pertaining to early 1800s coffee Trade

      London, 1803. London, 1803-1810. Three (3) signed manuscript documents from Jamaica's Woodhall plantation estate pertaining to early 1800s coffee trade, consists of two sales agreements, and one letter dealing with a claim for damaged cargo of coffee as well as sugar. The first was transported on the packet named 'Prince George' and the second on a merchant ship named 'Monarch' commanded by Captain Kent. Qto. Double-leaf laid watermarked paper, measuring approximately 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 inches). One of the watermarks is C Wilmott 1806. Manuscript filing dates and annotations to verso of both letters of sales. Very good, original condition. A fascinating set of West Indies coffee trade documents, two of which date to the Napoleonic blockade which was at the time having adverse effects on British export of West Indies commodities. The purchase transactions were made on the account of William Kennedy Lawrie, Esq. (also seen as Laurie, Lowrie) Captain in the 43rd Regiment whom had a landed estate in Redcastle, Galloway, Scotland, and who had previously lived on the Woodhall Estate in the Parish of St. Thomas, East Jamaica. Contemporary to the second document here, in 1810 the Woodhall plantation in St Thomas-in-the-East produced 70,000 pounds (31 tonnes) of coffee; 18,000 pounds (8 tonnes) of this crop remained undisposed. At age 62, Lawrie died in Bath, England, 28 January 1811. He is said to have had no children, though a man by the same name is documented as holding 141 slaves on the same estate in 1825, perhaps a nephew.. Very Good.

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        Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of the medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind

      London: Printed for the author, & sold at the British Directory-Office ... and by Champante & Whitrow Large 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). Frontis. port., xvi, 132, 131*?-32*, 133?-398 pp., 28 of 29 plates (lacks plate 12); [ii], 256 pp., 13 plates; illus., port. (without the sectional title).. no date [ca. 1803] Where do herbs and astrology meet for connubial bliss? In Culpeper's herbal of course! Thus, coral-wort "is under the dominion of the Moon," while cross-wort's dominion is '"under Saturn," and savin's is Mars. The intrusion of astrology, a 16th-century phenomenon on the Continent (and later in England), aside, the tome is a treasure house of plant lore, whether fact or fiction, with recipes for use, recommendation for cultivation, and cautions on use both in cooking and medicine. Culpeper published The English Physician in 1652 and The Complete Herbal the following year. In this volume the two are brought together in a stout volume under the editorship and with additions (i.e., "notes and observations, critical and explanatory") by Ebenezer Sibly (1751?-ca. 1799), an astrologer, physician, and Mason. The first Sibley edition appeared in 1789. The dating of this copy is a conundrum. Cataloguers have traditionally used the date of the Dedication, which is in Masonic years, as the date of publication when none is explicitly on the title-page. The date in this copy is 5798, which, depending on which method one uses, is 1798 or 1794. However, the paper of this copy is wove, not laid, and is watermarked with dates of 1799, 1801, 1802, and 1803. And as to whether the "missing" sectional title is really missing, Henrey writes: "Nearly every copy seen . . . of Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal . . . by E. Sibley with the imprint London: Printed for the author, & sold at the British Directory-Office, etc., and the dedication dated 'in the year of Masonry 5798' has a slightly different collation. Presumably parts were reprinted as necessary and copies were made up from whatever sheets were available." The => plates here are lovely, as is the frontispiece portrait of Culpeper showing him as a rather young and dashing fellow. => Some signatures printed on bluish green paper. 20th-century quarter brown leather with tan cloth sides, marbled endpapers; offsetting from plates, one plate and sectional title-leaf lacking. One page with one plant's Latin name inked in; another, later person with a pencil has underlined "Occult" on the title-page! A very good solid copy of this attractive pairing of works, and one that has the additional usefulness, per Henrey's observations, of suggesting period printing practice.

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        Scenes of Infancy: Descriptive of Teviotdale.

      1803 - 12mo., sometime finely bound by Birdsall in full dark green crushed morocco, boards with gilt line panels and corner pieces and with an elaborate circular gilt central ornament, spine panelled and lettered in gilt with gilt centre tools, red watered silk endpapers with richly gilt turn-ins. Some foxing to rear endpapers, otherwise a very good copy in a handsome binding. First edition of Leyden's poem based on border scenes and traditions. An interesting association copy, inscribed by Sir Walter Scott to Lady Hood "The Honble Lady Hood from [crossed out] with Mr Walter Scott's respectful compliments." Walter Scott and Leyden had been introduced to each other in 1801 by Richard Heber. Leyden shared Scott's affection for the Borders and contributed to Scott's Border Minstrelsy in 1802. They became close friends and corresponded until Leyden's death in 1811. Scott mourned his friend's ‘bright and brief career’ in The Lord of the Isles (Canto iv. xi): "Scenes sung by him who sings no more! His bright and brief career is o'er, And mute his tuneful strains; Quench'd is his lamp of varied lore, That loved the light of song to pour; A distant and a deadly shore Has Leyden's cold remains! Scott and Lady Hood became close friends after her return from the West Indies where she had married Sir Samuel Hood (1762â€"1814), vice-admiral of the white. Hood was posted to India in 1811 and Scott tried to introduce Lady Hood to Leyden who was then working in Calcutta. Scott's last letter to his friend was indeed carried by Lady Hood to India, but it arrived after Leyden's death and was returned by Lady Hood to Scott. In the letter Scott gently berates Leyden for not trying to make Lady Hood's acquaintance. "I might take a cruel revenge on you for your silence by declining Lady Hood's request to make you acquainted with her - in which case I assure you great would be your loss. She is quite a congenial spirit an ardent Scotswoman and devotedly attached to those sketches of traditional history which all the waters of the Burrampooter cannot I suspect altogether wash out of your honour's memory…I ought to have told you that Lady Hood was the honble Mary Mackenzie daughter of Lord Seaforth and wife of Sir Samuel Hood one of our most distinguished naval heroes who goes out to take the command in your seas. Lastly she is a very intimate friend of Mrs Scott's and myself and first gained my heart by her admiration of the Scenes of Infancy". We offer here the copy of Scenes of Infancy given by Walter Scott to Lady Hood. Tipped in at the rear is a four page manuscript poem written in a Lady Hood's hand "Written at Blair Atholl Jan 5 1808…" The poem is a call for the beauty of the Scottish Highlands to be celebrated in verse, as Scott and Leyden had championed the virtues of the Borders. Beginning with a description of the Highland countryside - "Dear native hills in towering grandeur piled" - the poem compares the Highland beauty to "a Scott's, a Leyden's, or a Thomson's theme", ending "I firstly hope some bard of future days/May give these lowly scenes a poet's praise/Perhaps some Leyden yet may boldly try/To loan the muses to a Highland Sky/ With native genius decked in artful(?) rhymes/ Sing scenes of infancy of Northern climes./ And still these scenes with every power adorned/To soothe a poet's mind by poets scorned" Lady Hood's desire for a "Highland Leyden" lay in her Mackenzie family roots. The eldest daughter of Francis Humberston Mackenzie, Baron Seaforth (1754â€"1815) she succeeded to the family estates on the death of her father, his four sons having predeceased him. She thus became the chief of the highland clan Mackenzie. With grateful thanks to the National Library of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland for their help in authenticating the inscription and the manuscript notes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scenes of Infancy: Descriptive of Teviotdale. ALSO BOUND WITH: Village Scenes, the Progress of Agriculture and Other Poems

      James Ballantyne, London; and sold by Manners and Miller, and A. Con 1803 - FIRST EDITION. Period calf leather binding that has been recently professionally rebacked with compartmented gilt designs and new red morocco labels. Border of board is tooled and gilt. Marbled edges and marbled endpages. This is bound with another work: Village Scenes, The Progress of Agriculture and other Poems, by T. Bachelor, London: Parnassus Press; for Vernor & Hood, 1804. [10], 137. Overall in EXCELLENT condition. A good gift. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        What Has Been. A Novel. By Mrs. Mathews . Two volumes in one

      Alexandria, [D.C.]: Printed by Cotton and Stewart, 1803 - First published anonymously by the Minerva Press in 1801, it has been attributed to Eliza Kirkham Mathews (1772-1802) on the basis of this American edition of 1803, whose title page reads "by Mrs. Mathews." According to the ODNB, "Her most important work during this period is the novel What has been (1801), a realistic treatment of the vicissitudes of a woman writer, the sole support of a husband and baby, as she peddles to publishers her 'found' manuscript about a doomed female forebear. In a reversal of the male Bildungsroman this novel features the motif of women wanderers coming of age as they starve and narrate their lives to other women . . Several novels, thematically similar, appeared posthumously: Ellinor, or, The Young Governess (1809); Griffith Abbey, or, Memoirs of Eugenia (1808); and Adelaide, or, Trials of Fortitude (1813)" (ODNB). First American edition. 12mo. 312 pp. Early 19th-century blue cloth (possibly remainder binding, ca. 1830?), with printed paper label on spine. Early owner's inscription of Charles James Grant, Palmyra, New York, on the front free endpaper. Binding a bit shaken, text occasionally spotted or stained; overall, however, very good. Shaw & Shoemaker 4622; Garside & Shöwerling 1802:48 (First English edition); Summers, p. 554 ("'The first literary attempt of a lady'") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great (Complete in Two Volumes)

      Dublin, Thomas Burnside, 1803, Hardback, First EditionProfessionally and finely bound in qtr aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross borders and blocked gilt titles. A superb set and uncommonly well preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. Scans on request. ; 0 pages; Physical description; 2v. , 336p. (v.1) ; 242p. (v.2) +60p. Index (v.2). Minor marginal foxing throughout. 1st Dublin Printing.

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        GLEANINGS FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED BOOKS ON HUSBANDRY, GARDENING, AND RURAL AFFAIRS

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1803. First American Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. The First American printing of Bordley’s GLEANINGS, which was first published in London 1799 and then republished with additional notes in 1801. While the book mostly regurgitates English authorities, it is still a significant examble of early American agricultural publishing as it is”[i]nterspersed with REMARKS and OBSERVATIONS by a Gentleman of Philadelphia.” This gentleman, John Bordley, was instrumental in the formation of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, and practically ran an experimental farm on his extensive property on Wye Island. (Shaw & Shoemaker, 4284)

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        Dictionnaire des Plantes Alimentaires, qui peuvent servir de nourriture et de boisson aux différens peuples de la terre. Contenant les noms triviaux Latins et Français de ces memes Plantes, les pays ou croissent les exotiques, la methode de les preparer en Pain, Pates, Patisserie, Vermicels, Potages, Conserves, Confitures, Ratafias, Liqueurs, et generalement de quelques manieres qu'elles puissent s'employer

      Paris: Samson, 1803. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary half calf, hinges cracked, boards a little loose. Old owner stamps to title pages, endpapers discolored, otherwise unmarked internally. Interleaved with blanks for making notes but none have been used. The second volume is preparations. (vi), 257pp (not including blanks); 398pp. Cagle 108 (Orig. 1771 ed.) An expansion of Buc'hoz's 1771 Manuel Alimentaire, it provides good early information and a list of new world ingredients like potatoes, chili peppers, and tomatoes: "Although the fruit of this plant is fetid, it begins to nevertheless be eaten; one eats it like a cucumber." Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000106.

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        The Hard Bargain

      Published by H. Macklin, London 1803 - Mezzotint. In good condition. A fine impression of this beautiful print by Ward after George Morland, the master of genre painting. "The Hard Bargain" was one of the most successful of William Ward's mezzotints of a Morland painting. Morland's extraordinary ability to convey in posture and expression is perfectly transmitted in Ward's print, in which we see the seller of a heifer making conciliatory gestures toward the prospective buyer, who is already half turned to leave and practically snarls at the seller. The atmosphere is tense, and we have the unpleasant sense that the seller is going to accept the minimal offer. George Morland (1763-1804) was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Le Blanc IV, p.177, no.118.

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        Modern Geography.a description of the Empires,Kingdom, States and Colonies; with the Oceans,seas and isles,in all parts of the world.

      London 1803. - 1 volume in 8vo size.with 15 folding engraved maps of all parts of the world. 641 pgs.original brown calf.spine restored.some browning in text.

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        Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France; with Remarks on their Present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects.

      Publisher unknown The Hague on added label; below: London 1803 - One part (of 2, but all published) in one volume 4to (27.3 x 19.5 cm). Title, xvi, 182, [18] pp. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to covers and spine; neatly rebacked to style. Provenance: Thomson Hankey (armorial booklabel to upper pastedown). First edition of an early warning against Napoleonic France: a fresh copy of this unusual work. Part II was never published, but 12 pages are devoted to it as 'preview'. The unidentified author considers the very real threat posed by the all powerful French under Napoleon not only to Russia as the title suggests, but also to Great Britain and her possessions abroad. His purpose being to stimulate the British government into making adequate preparations to avert naval and military defeat at home and abroad. He recommends 'a friendly intercourse and close political connexion between Great Britain, Russia and America' as 'perhaps the only combination that can now be formed sufficient to bridle the domineering audacity of the French republic'. Kress B.4736. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Military] Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France With Remarks on their present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects

      unknown, possibly London, Hague 1803 - Quarto. Half calf, vellum corners, marbled paper covered boards. Part I [all that was published]. 182pp, 6pp. postcript; "The Second Part of these Sketches, 12pp. Tall copy with wide margins, exceedingly scarce and precocious treatise on threat of Napolean and the intracies and strategies of war and how to avoid it, with special respect to Russia and also Great Britain. The author has remained unknown to this day, but from "The Edinburgh Review" of 1804 we have some inkling to his identity: "This is altogether a very singular work. The language is that of a foreigner pretty well acquainted with English, or of an Englishman who, by long residence abroad, has lost the free use of his native tongue." A most intriguing and exceedingly scarce volume on Napoleanic France, only one other copy located on the market. A superb copy with only light wear and discoloration to binding, near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eccentric Tales, from the German of W. F. Von Kosewitz [pseud], with Illustrations by George Cruikshank, from Sketches by Alfred Crowquill

      James Robins and Co.. First edition.. Some light foxing; very good copy.. Cohen 471; NCBEL II, 521. 8vo, 19th century dark green half morocco, green cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. 20 hand-colored plates. Four comic narratives by Charles Robert Forrester (1803-1850), probably with some help from his brother Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), who also drew the illustrations. The Forrester brothers used the pseudonym Alfred Crowquill both jointly and separately.

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        Temple of Nature ; or, The Origin of Society: A Poem (Jane Austen's Father's Copy)

      London: J. Johnson, 1803. First edition. Large quarto. 124pp. Bound in contemporary full calf expertly rebacked with period style calf, gilt lettering.Contains superb full-page frontispiece engraving as well as three other full-page engravings (as called for), two by Fuselin including his famous "Creation of the Eve." A nice tight copy, clean internally with usual occasional browntoning.

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        Framed war-date Autographed Letter Signed with fine content

      1803. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), written aboard his flagship Victory, Madalina, December 27, 1803, to J. Hookman Friere, England's Ambassador to the Court of Spain at Madrid. In a difficult-to-read handwriting, we transcribe the following, in part: "...The King being done...Malta has reduced me to seven sail of the line...therefore I have left it to the Kings pleasure to send me the Gibraltar...and so entirely do I wish it up to the King that I request your Excellency will not urge it...We have had a most severe winter it has almost knocked me up. I have been very ill and now far from recovered. I wait? to the battle is over when I must recruit myself for some future exertion. I hear there is a letter from England waiting for me with directions from Portsmouth. I have not a scratch of news to tell you for we hear none. I am forever my dear sir, your most obedient servant. P.S. - Dr Scotts very well - perhaps he will go to Naples." Signed "Nelson & Bronte." The letter is set on a beige linen matte in a double-sided brown and gold wooden frame. The front of the letter, including the accompanying blank page, measures 9.25 x 14.5 inches. The portion of the letter showing on the back measures 6.5 x 7.25 inches. The outer measurements of the frame are 12.5 x 17.75 inches. The letter is in very good(+) condition with natural folds and slight discoloration in several spots. Vice Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. He is best remembered for his Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, one of Great Britain's greatest naval triumphs during which he was fatally wounded aboard his flagship Victory. War-date letters written from his ship are the rarest and most desirable of Nelson's letters.

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        A Physical and Topographical Sketch of the Mississippi Territory, Lower Louisiana, and a Part of West Florida.

      Philadelphia: Office of the Gazette of the United States, 1803. - 8vo., (8 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches). (Lower corner of title page renewed; a bit spotted throughout). (Disbound). First edition. "This rare work contains the first scientific description of the lower Mississippi Valley, based on the author's observations and on material supplied by William Dunbar" (Streeter). Pendergrast attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and dedicated this dissertation to his mentors there: Caspar Wistar, Benjamin Smith Barton, and James Woodhouse. "In Natchez centered the activities of the Mississippi Society for the Acquirement and Dissemination of Useful Knowledge, the most vigorous and long-lived of half a dozen literary and library societies. Incorporated in November, 1803, for the purpose of 'acquiring and disseminating useful information in natural science and primarily agriculture,' the society had some interesting members The several medical doctors included Garrett Elliott Pendergrast, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, member of the American Linnean Society, and author of 'A Physical and Topographical Sketch of the Mississippi Territory, Lower Louisiana, and a Part of West Florida'" (Hamilton, "The Southwestern Frontier, 1795-1817: An Essay in Social History"). Howes P197. Shaw & Shoemaker 4831. Sabin 65056 ("Prendergast"). Streeter 3:1532. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Pocket Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster: with the borough of Southwark: Comprehending the New Buildings and Alterations to the Year 1803.

      Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King and to the Prince of Wales, Charing Cross,, London, 1803 - Plan of London showing troop dispositions 465 by 1030mm (18.25 by 40.5 inches). Engraved plan on two sheets, original outline hand-colour, manuscript annotations to map with manuscript key to right margin, a few old tears skilfully repaired and old folds reinforced. Howgego 186 (8). The plan gives information on parishes, in Westminster, Surrey, and Middlesex, with the Bills of Mortality. A coloured key shows the limits of the City of London, the intended buildings or new streets not finished, the Liberties of Westminster, and Rules of the Bench and Fleet. The border is divided into miles and furlongs based on St Paul?Äôs, and intended and unfinished development includes the area east of the Edgware Road and south of Euston Road; a circus at the east end of the Strand; and the London Docks. However, the most important feature of this map is the additional coloured key in a manuscript note to the right hand margin. This shows the disposition of troops, regular and volunteer, in various parts of London. Pencilled numbers appear against many of the sites but what these denote is unclear. Scale 6 1/4 inches to 1 statute mile.

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        Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America; During 1798,1799,1800,1801, and 1802, Dedicated by Permission to Thomas Jefferson, Esq., President of The United States

      London: Sold by T. Ostell, Ave-Maria-Lane, and T. Hurst, Pater-Noster-Row; B. Dugdale, and J. Jones, Dublin; and H. Caritat, New York; for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol. 1803. First. First edition. Octavo. 429pp. Later gray papercovered boards, gray cloth spine with paper spine label, top edge gilt. Introduction by A.J. Morrison. Small bookstore label on front fly, extremities a bit worn with corners bumped, still very good, but lacking the scarce map. Travels of an Englishman through the southern states of Northern America and his experiences with some notable Americans. In his letter to Jefferson he states: "I have entered with equal interest the mud-hut of the negro, and the log-house of the planter; I have alike communed with the slave who wields the hoe, and the task-master who imposes his labour. My motto has been invariably 'Homo sum! humani nihil a me alienum puto', and after saying this, whatever I were to say more, would be idle declamation." (Translation: "I am a man! nothing human is foreign to me"). .

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        Geometrical and Graphical Essays

      London: W. Glendinning, 1803. Leather Bound. Very Good. Lon: W. Glendinning for W. and S. Jones, Opticians, 1803. 8vo. 2 Vols in 1 (text and plates). 8vo. 10, [6], 518; [2], ads [14], [2] pp + [34] folding plates. Fully bound in contemporary calf-skin leather with. Burgundy Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Gilt borders along spine. Aeg. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Slight fading to spine. Scratching to upper portion of rear board. Speckled page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning to page edges. Owners inscription inside front board. Slight moisture damage to 4 rear pages and back board. Copper-plate engraved charts and illustrations. Includes all plates.George Adams was an English optical designer and scientific writer who was also well known as a maker of mathematical instruments and globes. Among his works are a Treatise on the Construction and Use of Globes and an "Essay on the Microscope."A well-preserved, internally sound volume in very good condition. Ships daily.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population;

      London: J. Johnson,, 1803. 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. Quarto (275 × 211 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, gilt broad roll-tool border on sides, rebacked to style retaining the original dark green label, marbled edges, drab endpapers. Occasional light spotting, paper flaws in blank margins at 3O3 and 3Z3. An excellent tall copy. Bookplate on front pastedown of Harriot Beauclark, Duchess of St Albans (1777??-1837), actress and banker, wife of the banker Thomas Coutts. Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work. He did not claim originality for the idea that population tends to outrun the food supply. In the preface to the second edition he stated that in writing the first edition he had deduced the principle of population from the writings of David Hume, Robert Wallace, Adam Smith, and Richard Price, but that in the intervening period he had become aware that much more had been published on the subject. He nevertheless believed that even more remained to be done, especially in describing the means by which populations are checked and in drawing out the practical implications of the principle of population. In the second edition, he made clear what was only implicit in the first, that prudential restraint should, if humanly possible, be 'moral restraint'—that is, delayed marriage accompanied by strictly moral pre-marital behaviour, although he admitted that moral restraint would not be easy and that there would be occasional failures. Whereas in the first edition he had said that all the checks to population would involve either misery or vice, in the second edition he attempted to lighten this 'melancholy hue' (Essay on the Principle of Population, 1st edn, 1798, iv) and 'to soften some of the harshest conclusions of the first essay' (2nd edn, 1803, vii) by arguing that moral restraint, if supported by an education emphasizing the immorality of bringing children into the world without the means of supporting them, would tend to increase rather than diminish individual happiness" (ODNB).

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        SCRITTORI CLASSICI ITALIANI DI ECONOMIA POLITICA

      Milano, De Stefanis, 1803-1805. In-8, brossura, 50 volumi. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di questa importante collana di economia, curata da Pietro Custodi, e composta di due serie: "Parte Antica" tomi I-VII - "Parte Moderna" tomi I-XLI + 1 vol. di ?"Supplimento?" + 1 vol. di ?"Indici generali?". E' questa la prima raccolta completa, con notizie e studi sull'economia, l'agricoltura, i tributi e la moneta, nonchè appendici legislative, del Sette e Ottocento. La "Parte antica" raccoglie i seguenti autori: Serra, Turbolo - Davanzati, Scaruffi - Montanari - Broggia (2 voll.) - Neri (2 voll.). La "Parte moderna": Bandini, Algarotti - Belloni, Pagnini - Galiani (4 voll.) - Genovesi (4 voll.) - Beccaria (2 voll.) - Carli (2 voll.) - Verri (3 voll.) - Zanon (2 voll.) - Paoletti - Ortes (7 voll.) - Briganti (2 voll.) - D'Arco (2 voll.) - Filangeri - Vasco (3 voll.) - Mengotti - Palmieri (2 voll.) - Delfico, Coriani, Solera - Cantalupo, Caracciolo, Scrofani - Ricci. Cfr. "Catalogo della Biblioteca Einaudi",5193. Il volume di ?"Supplimento?" è in fotocopia. Nel ns. esemplare solo alcune brossure con piccoli strappi o piccole mancanze, altrimenti tutti i testi, con barbe e pressochè intonsi, sono ben conservati.

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        Legendary Banker Stephen Girard Delivers Sad News

      ALS. 1pg. 7.5? x 9?. October 21, 1803. Philadelphia, PA. An autograph letter signed ?Stephen Girard? to James Cooper regarding the death of an associate?s son. In part: ?It is on a very unpleasant circumstance and with much grief that I am under the necessity of addressing you. Knowing your intimacy with our mutual friend Capt. Robert Bethell I beg that you will communicate him the lamentable news of the death of his warthy Son Mr. Robt. Bethell Jun. enclosed in a letter from Mr. Martin Birkham residing at the Isle of France which affirms that melancholy circumstance.? Aside from a prominent brown spot covering a few words of text, the document is clearly legible with a bold signature.

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        HOLY BIBLE: CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TOGETHER WITH THE APOCRYPHA (1803 Philadelphia)

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1803, Hard, Book Condition: GoodSize: 4to, Bound in one volume. Full leather. The Old Testament (November 7th 1803) The New Testament - Third Philadelphia Edition (July 25th 1803). Published Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1803. Thick 4to., 9 1/2" x 11", 1080+72pp., illustrated with 10 maps and 20 historical engravings, index, an alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations, tables of Scripture weights, measures, and coins, John Brown's Concordance Revised and Corrected, errata slip pasted to last page, etc. Front cover detached, frontis fold-out map wrinkled with some tears, blank preliminaries lacking, leather worn with chipping at the spine, minor foxing. Binding tight, page block straight. Good.

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        Dictionnaire des Plantes Alimentaires, qui peuvent servir de nourriture et de boisson aux différens peuples de la terre. Contenant les noms triviaux Latins et Français de ces memes Plantes, les pays ou croissent les exotiques, la methode de les preparer en Pain, Pates, Patisserie, Vermicels, Potages, Conserves, Confitures, Ratafias, Liqueurs, et generalement de quelques manieres qu'elles puissent s'employer

      Samson, Paris 1803 - 2 volumes in contemporary half calf, hinges cracked, boards a little loose. Old owner stamps to title pages, endpapers discolored, otherwise unmarked internally. Interleaved with blanks for making notes but none have been used. The second volume is preparations. (vi), 257pp (not including blanks); 398pp. Cagle 108 (Orig. 1771 ed.)An expansion of Buc'hoz's 1771 Manuel Alimentaire, it provides good early information and a list of new world ingredients like potatoes, chili peppers, and tomatoes: "Although the fruit of this plant is fetid, it begins to nevertheless be eaten; one eats it like a cucumber." Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000106. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Suisses ou Helvetiens : depuis les tems les plus recules jusques a` nos jours. Par P.H. Mallet

      Geneve : chez G.J. Manget, libraire, 1803, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound copies with the original aniline calf boards - rebacked with a matching brown leather spines. Contrasting gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with gilt crossed bands. Some wear to the original panel edges. Minor library marks remain. Provenance: From the Foreign Office Library with a gilt-tooled coat-of-arms to each front panel and an inked stamp. Internally, pages are very clean although there is some light dust-toning evident as with age. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 4 v ; 20cm. 8vo. Subjects: Switzerland -- History. With title page vignettes. Language: French.

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        A PHYSICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, LOWER LOUISIANA, AND A PART OF WEST FLORIDA.

      Philadelphia: Printed at the Office of the Gazette of the United States. 1803. - 34pp. Three quarter calf, antique and marbled boards. Early ownership signature on titlepage. Lightly tanned. Very good. Generally credited with being the first American scientific description of the lower Mississippi Valley, based on the observations of the author and material supplied by William Dunbar. The author was a native of Natchez, and this work (dedicated to some of the most eminent scientists of the day) was his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Jones notes this work as "very rare," and the Eberstadts call it "a great rarity." STREETER SALE 1532. HOWES P197, "b." SABIN 65056. EBERSTADT 164:299. JONES 196. SERVIES 772.

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        TABLEEAU DU CLIMAT ET DU SOL DESETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE Suivi D'eclaircussemens Sur La Floride, Sur La Colonie Franaise Au Scioto, Sur Quelques Colonies Canadiennes et Sur Les Sauvages - Two Volumes - Travel

      Coucier, Paris 1803 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 40% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Two Volumes, 534 pp. plus errata leaf, 2 folding maps, 2 folding plates. The well educated and sophistocated author escaped the guillotine and traveled to America for three years. Eventually leaving when he was accused of being a French Spy. He studied the Indians and their life most carefully, and writing in detail on the Scioto Colony, the French on the Wabash and the language of the Miami Indians. One of the plates is a view of Niagra Falls. A large folding map of the U.S. east of the Mississippi and a smaller folding map of North America are very accurate for the period, although showing scattered foxing. This copy is of the variant (no priority) with the extensive Miami Vocabulary in the rear. Continuously paginated. The text is clean and unfoxed. Bound in modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, endpapers are marbled. Clark II 69; Howes V 141; Sabin 100692. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ma Tante Genevieve ou Je L'ai Echappe Belle Volume 1

      Barba, 1803, Hardcover (Quarter Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedText in French. Size: 16mo (very small). One volume of the 4-volume set. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Covers are rubbed in spots, but otherwise in sound condition. Book comes in its custom madel slipcase. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; 19th century; French Language; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 26084.

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        LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT QU'APRÈS AVOIR ASSURÉ LA TRANQUILLITÉ & LA SÛRETÉ DANS LES DIVERS POSTES DE LA BASSE- LOUISIANE...[caption title]

      [New Orleans. 1803].. Broadside, 14 1/4 x 9 inches, with woodcut headpiece of symbolic figure with printed inscription: "Préfecture Coloniale." Minor old folds, light wear and some tanning at edges. Moderate dampstain affecting portions of eight lines of text. Contemporary manuscript inscriptions in ink above text. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree was promulgated on Dec. 6, 1803 and authorized by Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot. "Having issued a previous decree maintaining office and confirming the authority and powers of various post commanders of lower Louisiana, Laussat now gives orders making the same provisions for civil functionaries in the provinces along the banks of the Mississippi River" - Hummel. Spain signed a treaty of cession on March 21, 1801, but this was not announced to the inhabitants of the colony until March 27, 1803. The actual transfer of Louisiana back to France occurred on Nov. 30 of that year, and three weeks later the territory became a part of the United States. Pierre Clément de Laussat, Colonial Prefect, arrived in New Orleans from Paris to take formal possession of Louisiana, and as had already been arranged, transfer title to the U.S. "Laussat's first official announcement after his arrival in New Orleans was followed by five other proclamations or edicts in broadside form which have been seen and recorded in the course of this study, and there were undoubtedly still others which have not come to light. The purpose of these broadsides was to establish and carry on the machinery of government and to insure the maintenance of law and order after the automatic termination of the authority of the Spanish magistrates and office holders. Most of these bear at the top an interesting woodcut of the typical female figure symbolical of France, and inscribed 'Préfecture Coloniale.' This woodblock was undoubtedly brought by the commission from Paris" - McMurtrie, NEW ORLEANS. An extremely rare broadside printed during France's brief control of Louisiana in the early 19th century. Jumonville records copies at New Orleans Public Library, Tulane, and Historic New Orleans Collection. JUMONVILLE 85. HUMMEL 796. McMURTRIE (LOUISIANA) 32. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) p.64. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4554.

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        The Works

      London: Longman and Rees, 1803 - Among the subscribers to this edition were various members of the nobility (the Earl and Countess of Oxford bespoke two copies each), as well as Southey (who wrote the Preface), Coleridge, and Wordsworth First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Engraved frontispieces. Bound in full contemporary mottled calf. With engraved bookplates of Robert A. Foster- Melliar. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calendarium rotulorum chartarum : et, Inquisitionum ad quod damnum / printed by command of His Majesty King George III

      London : Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy rebound with the original (i.e. contemporary) marble boards, and a modern leather spine. The original gilt-blocked leather spine label has been retained. Raised bands. Panels somewhat edge-worn with some surface wear also evident. Pages rough-trimmed. Slight age-toning. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 596 pages; "Printed by command of His Majesty King George III in pursuance of an address of the House of Commons of Great Britain." Physical description: 2 v. in 1 ([8], 596 p.) ; 44 cm. Subjects: Charters -- Indexes. England -- Charters, grants, privileges. Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485 -- Sources. Language: English, Latin. Notes: Paged continuously. Preface in English, text in abbreviated Latin. Imprint statement from colophon. Compiled by Robert Lemon ; edited by J. Caley.

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        Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

      Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo (200 x 130mm). pp. x, 21, 314, (2). Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. 'In accordance with his new fundamental characters he changed the Linnaean names into... Rhyngota (Hemiptera)...' (Smith, History of Entomology p. 111).//Horn-Schenkling 6217.

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        Histoire Naturelle Des Poissons [Natural History of Fish]. Five Volumes

      Paris Plassan [1803]. Worn condition. Some boards detached with wear to leather at extremities. Ex lib with RCSI [Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland] stamps. Some browning and off-setting First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 523pp, 632pp, 555pp, 727pp, 803pp. Numerous engraved plates; folding charts. Text in original French. Issued in the Eleventh year of the Republic. After the French Revolution Lacepede became a member of the Legislative Assembly, but during the Reign of Terror he left Paris, his life having become endangered by his disapproval of the massacres. When the Jardin du Roi was reorganized as the Jardin des Plantes, Lacepede was appointed to the chair allocated to the study of reptiles and fishes. In 1798 he published the first volume of Histoire Naturelle Des Poissons, the fifth volume appearing in 1803, .

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        Remarks Upon North Wales

      Birmingham: Knott & Lloyd, 1803 Being the result of 16 tours through that part of the Principality. Full brown honeycombed contemporary leather boards, gilt lines at edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been sympathetically replaced, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, blue marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled blue, NO inscriptions, [3], (vi-xii), [1], 2-224 pp, [4], 1 pl (of 4), 4 maps (folding, all with creases, 1 of which has a small tear), lacks the half title and the 3 etchings as is often the case, some light browning to edges. (Lowndes 1153. Allibone 929) Hutton, a historian, who in the first decade of the nineteenth century published works on Hadrian's Wall, North Wales, Scarborough, and a trip to Coatham, in each instance drawing on his own experience or on his holiday excursions. See ODNB for a full bio.

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        Ueber die therapeutische Indication und den Techniscismus der galvanischen Operation.

      . Wien, in der Camesinaischen Buchhnadlung, 1803, 8°, VIII, 278, mit drey tabellarischen Uibersichten und zweygefalt. Kupfertafeln mit 22 Fig., feiner Pappband der Zeit mit einem roten und einem blauen Rückenschild; kleiner St.verso Tit.. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - Naturphilosophisch begründete Medizinalanwendung des Galvanismus. Er beschreibt unter anderem die Anwendung bei "deprimirter Sensibilität; bei der nervösen Apoplexie; bey dem gestörten Gemüth,; bey dem Scheintod; bey der Amaurosis; bey Taubheit und Schwerhörigkeit; bey Incontractibilität des Uterus; bey Atonie der peristaltischen Bewegung; bey Lähmung einzelner Muskelbündel; bey verhärteten Geschwüren; bey der Arthritis; 'und' bey Knochenkrankheiten."- - Erstes unter seinem Namen veröffentlichte Werk des großen Mediziners, der in der Folgezeit "einen wahrhaft reformatorischen Einfluß auf die Gestaltung der Chirurgie in Deutschland" ausübte. - Philipp Franz von Walther (1782-1849) war bereits mit 15 Jahren in Heidelberg immatrikuliert. In Wien lernte er bei Peter Frank und dem Ophthalmologen Beer. Noch vor seiner Promotion in Landshut 1803 veröffentlichte er das vorliegende Werk (Vorwort dat. 4. 12. 1802). Seinen Höhepunkt erreichte er als Ordinarius für Chirurgie in Bonn (1818-30). Zu seinen Schülern gehörten J. F. Dieffenbach, L. Stromeyer, E. Zeis und C. von Textor. "Walther gehört sicherlich unter die größten Wissenschaftler unseres Faches" Killian - - Aloys Martin skizziert in seinem Bericht von "Phillipp Franz Walther's Leben und Wirken" die Geschichte dieses Werkes wie folgt: - "Nach Vollendung dieser von Dr. Gall selbst so günstig kritisirten Arbeit "Kritische Darstellung der Gall'schen anatomisch-physiologischen Untersuchungen des Gehirn und Schädelbaues "(Zürich 1802) und noch vor seinem Erkranken am Typhus begann Walther, den Gang der Naturwissenschaften stets verfolgend und alle ihre Berührungen und Entdeckungen wohl im Auge behaltend, sich mit einem andern, damals gleichfalls neuen und interessanten Gegenstande zu beschäftigen, nämlich mit der Anwendung der Volta'schen Säule in der Heilkunde. Im Wiener Taubstummen-Institute hatte nämlich um jene Zeit ein Herr Dr. Bremser mehrfache galvanische Operationen an den Zöglingen der Anstalt vorgenommen und dabei den Erfolg gehabt, dass drei Taubstumme, welche vorher gar nicht hörten, nun nicht nur sehr laute, sondern auch leisere Töne genau unterscheiden konnten und bei Andern die Empfindlichkeit für Schallschwingungen in Folge der Anwendung des Galvanismus erhöht wurde. Hierdurch aufgefordert, stellte Walther theils im allgemeinen Krankenhause auf der Abtheilung des Primärarztes Dr. Frank, theils in der von Dr. Beer für die Augenkrankheiten errichteten klinischen Heilanstalt, selbst Versuche mit dem Galvanismus als Heilmittel an, wobei er - wie er seinen Aeltern unterm 30. Juni 1802 schreibt: "unter Andern einen anfangenden schwarzen Staar gehoben, eine völlig taube und eine schwerhörige Weibsperson vollkommen hergestellt, mehreren Gelähmten Hilfe verschafft und in manchen andern Fällen auffallende Besserung bewirkt hat." Diese Versuche, "welche er stets öffentlich und jedesmal in Gegenwart sachverständiger Aerzte gemacht hatte, um vor jeder Selbsttäuschung hinreichend gesichert zu sein", die aber leider durch seine erwähnte Erkrankung unterbrochen wurden, führten Walthern zu so glänzenden Resultaten, dass er im September 1802 beschloss dieselben in einer eigenen Abhandlung zusammenzustellen, durch philosophisches Raisonnement zu erörtern und so in einer kritischen Bearbeitung dem Publicum als selbstständige Arbeit vorzulegen. Diese Arbeit erschien denn auch wirklich noch im Herbste desselben Jahres unter dem Titel: "Ueber die therapeutische Indication und den Technicismus der galvanischen Operation. Von Ph. Fr. Walther. Mit drei tabellarischen Uebersichten und zwei Kupfertafeln. Wien in der Camesinaischen Buchhandlung 1803," und erfreute sich des ungetheilten Beifalles der damaligen Recensenten und Fachgelehrten.*) Die Absicht aber, welche ihn bei Veröffentlichung derselben leitete, war nach seiner eigenen in der Vorrede bemerkten Angabe eine doppelte: "erstens belehrende Aufschlüsse über die medicinische Anwendung des Galvanismus zu geben und zweitens ein Beispiel einer naturphilosophischen Bearbeitung eines ärztlichen Gegenstandes zur öffentlichen Beurtheilung aufzustellen" - ein Problem, dessen Lösung der Zweck seiner gesammten nachherigen Thätigkeit war und dem allein alle seine zahlreichen späteren Arbeiten ohne Unterschied gewidmet sind. Von dem Honorar für diese Schrift, das 225 fl. C. M. betrug, schaffte sich Walther sein erstes Instrumentarium an, welches ihm 56 fl. C. M. kostete." Aloys Martin, pp.25-26 - *) In der Salzb. med. chirur. Zeitg. Jahrg. 1803. 5 Dec. befindet sich auch ein von von Walther aus Paris geschriebener auf diesen Gegenstand bezüglicher Correspondenzartikel. - Kat. der Josephin. Bibl. Wien 694. Wheeler Gift 657. Ronalds 531. - Nicht bei Bakken und Ekelöf.

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        A Non-Military Journal, or Observations Made in Egypt,

      T. Caddell. W. Davies. T. Egerton, and J. Harding., London 1803 - by an Officer upon the staff of the British Army; describing the Country, its inhabitants, their manners and customs; with anecdotes, illustrative of them. embellished with engravings, large folding Panorama of the Coast of Aboukir Bay upon which the British Army landed. Quarto, 1,150pp. original boards uncut, rebacked. occasional light foxing/offsetting. Excellent First Edition, Scarce title with errata. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. und eh. Gegenzeichnung von Erzherzog Karl.

      Wien, 27. II. 1803. - 1 S. Qu.-Imp.-Folio (540:740 mm). Mit papiergedecktem Siegel. Generalspatent für Feldmarschalleutnant Rudolph Otto.

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        Drevnyaya Aleksandriya: Puteshestviye. Kiyevo - Yekaterino - Grecheskago monastyrya. Arkhimandrita konstantina. Ukrashennaya risunkami i planami [Ancient Alexandria: The Journey... Archimandrite Constantine. Language: Russian and Greek]

      Moskva V vol'noy tipografii Gariya i kompanii, 1803, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy bound in modern title-blocked, cloth-backed boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned as with age. Pages are foxed throughout as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages; Description: vii, 67p., illus., plans (some folding), drawings ; 29cm. Subjects: Travel literature -- Archimandrite Constantine -- Russia -- Alexandria (Egypt) -- Description and travel -- 18th century -- 19th century. Notes: The address "To the Reader" (p. I - VII) the author reports that his journey took place in 1795. At the end of dedication author Alexander I (p. [4 - 8]): Vseunizhenneyshy pilgrim from Mount Sinai Kiev Yekaterinoslav Grecheskago Archimandrite Constantine, 1801 June 3 days, Kiev. Text in Russian and Greek on facing pages. Added title page in Greek. Full title: Drevnyaya Aleksandriya. : Puteshestviye Kiyevo - Yekaterino - Grecheskago monastyrya arkhimandrita Konstantina. : Ukrashennaya risunkami i planami, / Izdana v svet i posvyashchena vysochayshemu imeni po monarshemu soizvoleniyu.

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