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        Gattungen der Fliegen in XLII. Kupfertafeln entworfen und gezeichnet.

      Zürich, Orell, Fuesli und Compagnie, 1803. Royal-8vo. pp. 95, (1), with 42 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards, spine with lettered label. Nissen ZBI, 3650. First and only edition. Schellenberg illustrated a number of beautiful botanical and entomological monographs and was considered to be one of the best natural history artists of his time. He was rightly famous for his minute details and precision. Roemer writes about him as follows: "Eben dieser Schellenberg hat ... eine erstaunliche Menge von Insecten nach der Natur gezeichnet und gemahlt ... Richtigkeit in der Zeichnung, Leben und das herrlichste Colorit scheinen da mit einander um die Palme streiten zu wollen" (Thanner, Schmutz & Geus. J.R. Schellenberg, p. 144). Library stamp on title.

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        A Commentary on the New Testament. Volume the First [with] Volume the Second. COKE'S NT COMMENTARY COMPLETE

      Printed for the Author, 1803. COKE'S NT COMMENTARY COMPLETE2 vols., roy. 4to., on laid paper, neat contemporary signature on front paste-downs and titles; attractively bound in half calf, marbled boards, backs lettered and ruled in gilt, and tooled in blind, a very good, bright, clean copy. Vol. I: St. Matthew to Acts (including Introductions); Vol. II: Romans to Revelation (including Index and Appendix). A remarkable copy in sympathetically restored period binding. EXTREMELY SCARCE. . Catalogs: theology: bibles.

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        Ausgefüllter Quittungsvordruck mit eigenh. U. ("Guillotin").

      Paris, 12. XII. 1803. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Quittung über die Einzahlung des Quartalbeitrags der Galvanischen Gesellschaft für den Mediziner Claude François Duchanoy (1742-1827), im linken Rand unterschrieben von Guillotin als Präsident der Vereinskasse sowie von dem Physiker Joseph Izarn als Sekretär, datiert den "20. Frimaire an 12". - Der aufklärerisch orientierte Mediziner und Freimaurer Guillotin, grundsätzlich ein Gegner der Todesstrafe und 1789 Mitglied der Konstituante, war für eine Reform der uneinheitlichen Hinrichtungspraxis des Ancien Régime eingetreten und hatte eine einfache Apparatur befürwortet, die ohne Ansehen des Standes angewandt werden sollte. Die untrennbare Verknüpfung von Guillotins Namen mit dem wenig später von der französischen Revolution als Instrument der Massenhinrichtung eingesetzten Fallbeil, an dessen Entwicklung er mittelbar beteiligt gewesen war, führte dazu, dass die Familie nach seinem Tod 1814 den eigenen Namen änderte. - Nach der Revolution trat Guillotin insbesondere als Pionier der Pockenimpfung in Frankreich hervor. Bereits 1784 hatte er der königlichen Kommission angehört, die Mesmers Lehre vom "thierischen Magnetismus" untersuchte (welche damals als unethisch verurteilt wurde). Als die Erfolge der Elektrophysiologie voranschritten und Napoleon 1802 Preise für galvanische Forschung in Frankreich auslobte, zählte er zu den ersten Mitgliedern der neugegründeten "Galvanischen Gesellschaft", der u. a. Laplace, Lacépède, Chaptal und Fourcroy, aber auch viele wissenschaftliche Amateure aus Napoleons engstem Kreis angehörten. - Im Rand unbedeutend angestaubt; in Bleistift alter Sammlervermerk ("Guillotin J. J.").

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Frankfurt, 1. X. 1803.. 2 SS. 4to.. Unveröffentlichter Brief an den namentlich nicht genannten Schleusinger Gymnasialdirektor Albrecht Georg Walch (1737-1822) hinsichtlich des Nachlasses seines im Juni verstorbenen Freundes, des Schriftstellers Wilhelm Heinse (1746-1803), der vier Jahrzehnte zuvor Walchs Schüler gewesen war: "Ehrwürdiger Greis, verehrtester Lehrer von Heinse! Um die Manen meines Freundes auszusöhnen folgen, meinem Versprechen gemäß, beyliegend, ein Prachtexemplar von der Hildegard, und ein ungebundenes vom Ardinghello. Ersteres war, wie die mit Papierstreifen bemerkten beygeschriebenen Stellen zeigen, das Handexemplar des Verewigten. Die erste Zeile ist verständlich, dem geheimen Sinn der beiden andern Stellen vermag ich nicht zu enträthseln. Behalten Sie, nach Gutfinden, solche für sich, oder widmen Sie sie, als ein geringes Andenken von mir, Ihrer Gymnasiums Bibliothek. Ich habe diese Bücher aus der Auction der Verlassenschaft erstanden, weil die Verwandten nicht auf der Natural Auslieferung bestanden. Unter seinen, mir ausgelieferten, sämmtlichen Papieren, befindet sich auch die vollständige Handschrift oder eigentlich das Concept von der Hildegard mit Bley geschrieben. Auch das Concept der Anastasia. Wäre es Ihnen angenehm, so will ich solche in Ihrer Gymnasiums Bibliothek deponiren - vielleicht auch einstens mehrere. Heinses Geist war, wenn man ihn näher kannte, eine gewiß seltene Erscheinung. Gleim nannte ihn oft, in seinen Briefen, Feuergeist, Feuergenius, und ehrte und liebte ihn, bis ans Ende seiner Tage, mit unaussprechlicher Zärtlichkeit. Lassen Sie uns, das wenige menschliche, was er hatte vergessen, und uns an seinem Frohsinn, und hellem Verstande weiden. Sehr würden Sie mich verbinden, wenn Sie mir jemand nennen könnten, der mir Anekdoten von seinen Kinder- und Jugendjahren mitzutheilen im Stande wäre, oder der mir seinen Vater zu schildern vermöchte. Mit wahrer Hochachtung Ihr / ergebenster / Soemmerring". Am 20. Oktober antwortete Walch mit Auskünften zu überlebenden Klassenkameraden Heinses und der Aussicht auf Forschungsergebnisse zu dessen Kinderjahren und Vater (nur im Druck überliefert; vgl. Briefwechsel, Nr. 891 S. 464f.). Das Gegenschreiben Soemmerings vom 25. Oktober (½ S.; Bitte um Empfangsschein für das mit vorliegendem Brief übersandte Material) wurde 1979 bei Stargardt um DM 800,- versteigert. - Im unteren Blattviertel verso biograph. Vermerk und Erwerbungsdatum ("19. April 1882") von Sammlerhand in rosa Tinte. - Nicht in: Soemmerring, Briefwechsel (Werke Bd. 20): Nov. 1792-April 1805, hg. von F. Dumont (Basel 2001); wäre als Nr. 889a einzureihen.

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

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

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire

      1803. COSTUME- RUSSIA. The Costume of the Russian Empire. By William Alexander. [8], 73 ff. Illustrated with 73 hand-coloured stipple engraved plates. Folio, 355 x 257 mm, bound in English nineteenth-century full straight grained green morocco. London: W. Miller, 1803. First Edition of this collection of 75 hand-coloured stipple-engravings depicting costume from the Russian Empire, including dress of the Finns and Tartars, in the age of Catherine the Great. The illustrations are based on a series of engravings by Carl Wilhelm Mueller, which were cut in St. Petersburg between 1776 and 1779. They depict peasants and gentry, merchants, magicians, priests and shamen in their traditional dress. These illustrations are slightly larger that Mueller's originals and beautifully coloured. The descriptions, attributed to William Alexander, derive from some of the most informed sources of the day, including Mueller's Description de toutes les Nations de l'Empire de Russie, Chappe D'Autertoche's Voyage en Siberie, Stepan Krasheninnikov's Description de Kamtshatka, and others. This is the fourth in a series of costume books printed in London by William Miller. There were six volumes in all, the other volumes depicting the costumes of China, the punishments of China, and the costume of Turkey, Austria and Great Britain. This is the later issue with Howett and Brimmer mentioned on title and with watermarks dated 1821-22. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Abbey, Travel 244. Colas 72. Lipperheide 1341. Hardie 151. Prideaux 317.

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        Anatomische Tafeln zur Beförderung der Kenntniss des menschlichen Körpers. 2 Bände.

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comtoir, 1803.. (43 x 26,5 cm). 2 Bll./ 1 Bl. Mit 193 teils gefalteten und beikolorierten Kupfertafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe seines zwischen 1794 und 1803 entstandenen Hauptwerkes. Es war zu seiner Zeit die bedeutendste systematische Sammlung anatomischer Abbildungen. - Loder (1753-1832), Professor für Anatomie und Chirurgie in Jena, wurde 1809 zum kaiserlichen Leibarzt in St. Petersburg ernannt und übernahm 1813 die Leitung eines großen Krankenhauses, sowie den Bau eines neuen anatomischen Theaters in Moskau. Er "war ein Mann von ungemein grosser Energie und Fleiss" (Hirsch). - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht stock- und fingerfleckig, Titel stärker. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. III, 819; Blake 274; Wellcome III, 535. - Wie immer ohne die separat erschienenen Textbände

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        Annalen der Niedersächsischen Landwirthschaft. Herausgegeben v. K. Churf. Landwirthschafts-Gesellschaft zu Zelle. Jahrgänge 1 bis 5 (von 6), 1799 bis 1803, in 10 Bänden.

      Grätz, 1803-4.. Je Band um 450 Seiten. Mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 10 gefalteten Tabellen. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenfileten und 2 farbigen Rückenschildchen.. Die Rücken gering berieben und verblasst. Schön gebundene Reihe, gut erhalten.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon... in Ten Volumes

      London: J. Johnson et al., 1803. Ten volumes, octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece and folding table, prize-plate & bookplate, later gift inscription from Buxton to his son; early diced calf with the insignia of Trinity College Dublin to the boards. Belonging to the famous abolitionist Thomas Fowell Buxton. A fine and most attractive set in original calf, presented as a school prize in 1806 to Thomas Fowell Buxton, the social reformer (and with his own engraved bookplate and later presentation inscription).The set has a school prize plate from its original presentation to Buxton for his progress in the Third Class of Trinity College, Dublin, which he attended from 1803 to 1807. It would be interesting to know whether the works of Bacon had any direct influence on Buxton's career, but he evidently cared for the set as he presented it to his eldest son and the Second Baronet, Edward North Buxton and his wife Catherine, on 12 December 1836.

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        Berlin und Potsdam eine vollständige Darstellung der merkwürdigsten Gegenstände. 2 Bände. XVI, 554 S., 1 Bl.; VI, 424 S. Mit 2 gestoch. Titeln mit kolor. Vignette und 5 (4 altkolor.) Kupfertafeln und 1 doppelblattgr. kolor. Grundriss von Potsdam. Pappbde d. Z. (Kapitale berieben, Rücken verblasst) mit 2 Rückenschildern (mit kleiner Fehlstelle) und Filetenvergoldung, Deckel mit vergoldeter Filete.

      Berlin, Oehmigke jun., 1803-1804.. . Erste vollständige Ausgabe mit dem 2. Band, der umgearbeitete erste Band in 3. Auflage umfasst die zahlreichen Veränderungen, die seit Nicolais berühmter Beschreibung (1769 bzw. 1786) stattgefunden haben. Die hübschen Vignetten zeigen das Reiterstandbild des Gr. Kurfürsten und Schloss Pfaueninsel, die Tafeln mit Ansicht vom Schauspielhaus auf dem Gendarmenmarkt, Schadows Grabmal des Grafen von der Mark, Schloss Sanssouci, Grundriss vom Neuen Palais und Garten, Lustschloss am Heiligen See bei Potsdam sowie den Grundriss von Potsdam. Spätere Ausgaben waren nicht mehr koloriert. - Titel von Band 1 oben knapp beschnitten wie fast immer, vereinzelt leicht fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar der umfangreichsten und am reichhaltigsten ausgestatteteten Ausgabe. - Berlin-Bibl. S. 52.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Schlacht i.J. 1794 ('Quesnoy - Das K. K. Lager bey Quesnoy ...').

      . Kupferstich aus Sächsischer Postillion, 1803, 18 x 30. (Extrem selten!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Areostiade, ossia il mongolfiero. Poema di V.L.C

      Milan: 1803. 2 vols. in one, 12mo (157 x 97 mm.) xi, [1], 296; [4], 383, [1] pp. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine with red and dark green morocco lettering pieces, small gilt Montgolfier balloon tool at top and bottom, yellow red-sprinkled edges.***First Complete Edition of an epic poem on ballooning and the first balloon flights. In elevated verse, the poem provides a history of aerostation and technical information on the construction of the first balloons. Not only a rare choice of topic for the genre, Lancetti’s poem is also, with twenty cantos in ottava rima, several containing 130 to 160 stanzas, possibly the longest poem ever written on a means of transport. Not surprisingly, the author admits, in the interesting preface, to an obsession with hot air balloons in his youth. Having witnessed the first ascension in Italy, made in Milan by Paolo Andreani and the Gerli brothers on 25 February 1784, Lancetti decided, at the age of 17, to write a poem on the topic. He describes difficulties finding the correct style and varying the descriptions of the different ballooning experiments, which were fundamentally so similar. Interrupted by the obligations of life and career, he returned periodically to the work; finally, emerging from the “political vortex” of the 1790’s, he decided at the urging of his friends to publish it. The poem quickly regained the obscurity from whence it had emerged. A Cremonese classicist and man of letters, Lancetti published a bio-bibliography of his countrymen, a dictionary of pseudonyms, and translations from the Greek. The first ten cantos of the present labor of love were first published at Milan in 1802, in quarto format. Although the title of that edition announced twenty cantos, vol. II was apparently never printed (three copies located, Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, Library of Congress and British Library, all with vol. I only).Copies of this edition are held by Harvard and LC. Not at the BnF. Boffito, Bibliotheca aeronautica italiana I:38; Caproni Guasti, L'aeronautica italiana nell' immagine 1840-1875, pp, 126-7; Passano, Anonimi e pseudonimi italiani, suppl. al Melzi, p. 20.

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        A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; in which a New Method of Pruning and Training is fully described. Together with Observations on the Diseases, Defects and Injuries, in all kinds of Fruit and Forest Trees; as also, an Account of a particular Method of Cure, made public by order of the British Government. To which are added, an Introduction and Notes, adapting the rules of the treatise to the Climates and Seasons of the United States of America. By William Cobbett.

      Albany: Printed for and Sold by D. & S. Whiting. sold also by [6 others in Boston, New York, Troy, Utica, Oxford & Canandaicua]. 1803 - Octavo in half-sheets (205 × 121 mm). Contemporary marbled sheepskin, gilt banded spine, pale brown label. Contemporary ownership inscription of Carlos M. De Forest at head of title and lettered in gilt at foot of spine. A few scrapes to binding, boards slightly splayed, head of title and a few gatherings dampstained, some browning, prelims misbound. 13 folding copperplates. First Albany edition, the second American edition, following that of Philadelphia (1802); this Albany printing adds an 8-page letter addressed to the publishers by a Peter W. Yates in which he discusses his own practical experiences in cultivating fruit trees. "Cobbett added an introduction and notes, intended for the American reader, to the Philadelphia edition of this popular Treatise by William Forsyth (1737-1804), a superintendant of the Royal Gardens. It was Cobbett's first effort to provide advice for agriculturalists, a labour he frequently undertook in later years" (Pearl). An appealingly unsophisticated copy. Pearl, Cobbett, 54; Sabin 25155.

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        Principi idromeccanici. Saggio fisico-matematico da darsi nel Collegio di S. Michele di Volterra, sotto la direzione dei PP. delle scuole pie

      Florence: 1803. 4to (238 x 172 mm.) 43 pp. Fold-out engraved plate of diagrams. Printed cancel slip correcting two equations in the corrigenda on last page. Small wormhole from E2 through back wrapper, small tear to backstrip, two small green oxidized patches on front cover, else a fresh copy. Presentation binding of contemporary Dutch-gilt copper-colored wrappers without decoration, old overlapping shelfmark labels on backstrip. *** Only edition of a joint thesis in hydraulic physics, compiled by eight philosophy students of the Collegio di San Michele at Volterra to satisfy the requirements of their studies in physical mathematics. In the introduction, the candidates define the term hydromechanics and set forth the basic principles governing liquid bodies. The 54 sections of the thesis are in three parts: Hydrostatics, on the principles and general conditions of equilibrium, the pressure of fluid against containing bodies, and properties of solid bodies when immersed in or floating in liquid bodies; Hydrostatic Machines, on barometers and pneumatic and vacuum pumps; and Hydraulics, on the movements of fluids in vases and in conduits, and the hydraulics of rivers and canals. Each theoretical section is followed by a set of relevant physics problems with their solutions. Ceramelli?'s fellow student-authors were Emilio Tonini, Filippo Forti, Giuiliano Serragli, Giuseppe Battista Pandolfini, the Marchese Antoniono della Stufa, Cosimo Gherardi, and Francesco Castellini. The wrappers of this copy preserve a rare example of undecorated ?"Buntpapier,?" unstamped and without decoration. One other copy located, at the Biblioteca dell'Osservatorio Ximeniano in Florence.

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        Insecta suecica descripta a Leonardo Gyllenhal. Classis I. Coleoptera sive Eleutheria

      First Edition. Rare.Demi Havana sheepskin, flat spines decorated with gilt double fillets with some traces of friction, two lower shrouds affected a small loss due to the one to one light work of reaching the worm no text, and brown spots , upper cover of Volume 2 leveled, gilded with previous owners tails, a bit of volume 3 slotted head, flat marbled paper, binders but later nineteenth names. Virtually free copy of rare and pleasant rousseur.Entomologiste and Swedish military who studied under the guidance of Linnaeus Insects suede (Insecta suecica) is his most important contribution to the discipline; his collection of insects was very importante.Les volumes 1 and 4 each have connected in-fine details and notes written covering five pages half, a fine, tight writing, certainly from the hand of the first owner of the book: A. Godart named tail of each volume. F.J. Leverentz & Friederic Fleischer Scaris & Lipsae 1803-1827 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-8 (11,5x19cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Obras de Don Joseph Cadalso

      First Edition collective. Full Sheepskin brown mottled with age. Smooth spine decorated with bold and thin nets. Part of title in red morocco, room volume number in a circle in black morocco. A wormhole tail you Volume 1, a second tail of Volume 4 Cadalso José (1741-1792), Spanish poet and litterateur, journalist, studied in England and France at the Jesuit College Louis le Grand, and the seminar Madrid. After traveling in Europe, he embraced a military career. His prose helped to awaken the spirit of the Enlightenment in Spain and defending national identity. These works include his poems, translations and criticism, and essays. Bookplate JJ Ballard, MD, early nineteenth. Por Don Matteo Repullès Madrid 1803 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x15cm) relié

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        Monsieur Botte

      Edition originale illustrée de 4 frontispices dessinés par Huot et gravés par Texier. Demi Veau brun d?époque. Plats de papier bleu. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers concentriques et de roulettes. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons noires. Bon exemplaire. Rousseurs. Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Épinoy, dit Pigault-Lebrun, est un romancier et dramaturge français né en 1753 à Calais et mort en 1835 à La Celle-Saint-Cloud. Pigault Lebrun est à la source même du roman populaire français qui s?épanouira au XIXe avec Dumas et Sue. Sa vie fut aussi mouvementée que son oeuvre. Il fit la fortune de l?éditeur Barba qui rédigea sa biographie. On attend encore des rééditions de cet auteur excellent. chez Barba. A Paris 1803 in 12 (10,5x17,3cm) iv, 223pp. et iv , 207pp. et iv, 220pp. et 236pp. 4 vol. reliés

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        Voyage dans la Basse et Haute Egypte : Vue du Caire, prise de la place êl-békyéh pendant le temps de l'inondation du Nil. (Planche 88).<br />

      Original print folio, extracted from travel in Lower and Upper Egypt Vivant Denon.Planche fold composed of a view as described by the author: Place of Elbequier, the largest square in Cairo, without regularity, without picturesque buildings group; However, it has two pleasant moments in the year, one where the Nile to his height introduces its waters and floods, and when the water is withdrawing the whole place a large indoor garden more beautiful greenery. This is the first time that I wanted to represent in the pl. Lxxxviii; this is the one that heralds a bountiful harvest, it is the party at all levels of society, that of the whole world. This place, then became a large pool is covered with lighted boats, where major roam, enjoying the calm and cool of the night: I thought also that fewer homes one would see, the more they paroîtroient pleasant: the main one is the Elfy Bey palace can be seen on the right, which is lit by fire pots; it became a historical monument to have been the residence of Bonaparte during his stay in Egypt, and the badge value with which it was defended in the time of the siege of Cairo in the year 8.Rousseurs marginal unléger marginal tear, otherwise good conservation.Publié for the first time in two volumes, with an atlas of engravings by Didot in 1802, the 'Journey to the Lower and Upper Egypt was so successful that it was translated 1803 in English and German, and a few years later in Dutch and Italian, among others. Almost all boards are designed by Denon, who also engraved himself a few, including portraits of the inhabitants of Egypt, who still kept the freshness of sketches taken on the spot (our 104-111 ). Two dozen writers have also collaborated on the creation of etchings which Baltard, Galen, Reville and autres.Dominique Living Baron Denon, Vivant Denon said, Givry born January 4, 1747 and died in Paris on April 27 1825 is a writer, author, diplomat and French administrator. At the invitation of Bonaparte, he joined the expedition to Egypt in shipping from May 14, 1798 on the frigate "La Juno." Protected by French troops, he had the opportunity to travel the country in all directions in order to gather the material that was the basis for his artistic work and the most important literary. It supports in particular General Desaix in Upper Egypt, which he refers to numerous sketches, ink wash and other drawings in pen, black chalk, or chalk. He draws constantly, mostly on his knee, standing or on horseback, and sometimes even under the fire of the enemy. After a journey of 13 months during which he drew thousands of sketches, Vivant Denon returned to France with Bonaparte, and became the first artist to publish the story of the expedition. The 141 boards that accompany his diary retrace its entire journey from the coast of Corsica to the pharaonic monuments of Upper Egypt. Bonaparte then appointed Director General of the Central Museum of the Republic, which becomes the Napoleon Museum and the Royal Louvre and arts administrator. In 1805, the Vivant Denon revival project of the Vendome column, which had been suspended in 1803. It then organizes expeditions throughout Europe to raise imperial art objects which are to be carried looted the Louvre. In 1814, Louis XVIII confirmed as head of the Louvre, one wing of which still bears his name today. It is considered a great precursor of museology, art history and Egyptology. Didot Paris 1803 81,5x54cm une feuille

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON

      CHATTERTON, Thomas. THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON. Containing His Life, by G. Gregory, D.D., and Miscellaneous Poems. London: Printed by Briggs and Cottle, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803. Three volumes. Illustrated with seven engravings. 8vo., old mottled calf, edges speckled brown. According to Lowndes, "this edition was published by subscription under the direction of Mr. Southey and Mr. Cottle, for the benefit of Miss Newton, niece of this imposter." Ink ownership to ffep. Text leaves are mostly clean, with some occasional light foxing, and the book-blocks are sound. The leather bindings are quite degraded, being worn and rubbed, having weak joints, and a few detached boards. A scarce set, worthy of rebinding, it is offereed with all faults.

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        Bruchstücke zur Biographie J. G. Naumann's. I-II.

      Prague, bei K. Barth, 1803-04. 8:o. Engraved portrait,(16),323,(5) pp. + Engraved front,(10),424,(2 blank) pp. With engraved vignette on the last page. The first part in a contemporary, rather soiled, paper binding with gilt spine and black label. The second part in a light worn contemporary marbled leather binding with gilt spine plus red and black labels. The title-pages, frontispiece and portrait all with some foxing. The first part with a small stain on p. 36 and small tear in p. 43. The second part with a small tear on p. (7).Johann Gottlieb Naumann was conductor at the court in Dresden but was summoned to Stockholm by Gustav III of Sweden and stayed there in 1777-78 and 1782-83. For the Royal Theatre in Stockholm he wrote the operas "Amphion", "Cora och Alonzo" and "Gustaf Wasa". The latter work was based on an idea by Gustav III and the libretto was written by Johan Henric Kellgren. Naumann's time in Sweden is treated on pp. 10-98 in volume II and his stay in Denmark on pp. 99-133. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT, QUE PAR LE REMISE DE POSSESSION DE LA LOUISIANE À LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, LES OFFICIERS DE JUSTICE QUI TENAIENT LEUR CARACTÈRE DE LA COURONNE ROYALE D'ESPAGNE, ONT DÛ CESSSER LEURS FONCTIONS.[caption title].

      Broadside, 13 3/4x 9 1/4 inches, with woodcut headpiece of symbolic figure with printed inscription: "Préfecture Coloniale." Minor old folds at edges, moderate wear at edges. Moderate dampstaining in bottom margin. Autograph signatures of Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot, authorization stamp of the Préfecture Coloniale de la Louisiane, contemporary ink inscriptions and later pencil inscription above text. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside concerning the establishment of the French judiciary in Louisiana, printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree provides "for the hearing of urgent cases by the Municipal Council until a judicial system is established after cession to the United States" (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, signed by the Colonial Prefect Laussat and the French Commission Secretary Daugerot. Jumonville records copies at New Orleans Public Library and Historic New Orleans Collection, and McMurtrie (LOUISIANA) adds a copy in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. JUMONVILLE 69. HUMMEL 798. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) 53, p.64. McMURTRIE (LOUISIANA) 22. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4551.

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        BULLETIN des loix, décrets, arrêtés et autres actes publics du Gouvernement du Canton de Fribourg. Bulletin officiel des loix, décrets, arrêtés et autres actes publics du Gouvernement du Canton de Fribourg. 1803-1888. 57 volumes + 2 volumes de tables (1803-1876).

      1803-1888, Fribourg, 1803 - demi-chagrin noir, titre et année dorés au dos, plats papier marbré.

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        Digte. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1803. Med kobberstukket titelblad. (4) + 304 + (2) s. + Axel og Valborg. Et Sörgespil. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1810. Med kobberstukket titelblad. VIII + 172 s. + Nordiske Digte. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1807. Med kobberstukket titelblad. XXXIV + (2) + 423 + (1) s. Indb. i ét samt. svensk hlvldrbd. med farvet skindtitelfelt. Navn p.fribl.. "Digte" med trykfejlsliste med 4 trykfejl. Liebenberg s. 11. "Nordiske Digte" med trykfejlsliste med 22 trykfejl

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        Signed piece of paper by 1st Marquis Townshend, Rougham Milage Mark 1803

      George TOWNSHEND 1803 - Has tear on top - once stuct down on a red page. Other than a famous person the real interest is the extremely rare good impression of the ROUGHAM 103 milage mark. Free frank dated 16 October 1803 signed by 1st marquis Townsend from Rainham to Capt Powell of the Old Buckingham Volunteers at Attleburgh, Norfolk. Soldier/Statesmen fought with Wolfe in Canada as a Brigadier General. Cover has a clear black milage mark ROUGHAM 103 (boxed).

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        Anthropology: Or, The Natural History of Man; with a Comparative View of the Structure and Functions of Animated Beings in General.

      London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees. 1803 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Large 8vo (in 4s), 225 x 135 mms., pp. viii [ix - x Contents, xi errata, xii blank], 163 [164 adverts], original boards, uncut, and mostly unopened; edges soiled, with spine defective, ex-library with the rubber stamp of The Royal College of Surgery in Ireland on the title-page and an additional note "Arthur Jacob Bequest/ To R. C. S. h/ 1871" at foot of title-page William Blair (1766 - 1822) was a member of various medical societies and for a time edited the London Medical Review and Magazine. The present book began life as a series of lectures on physiology with illustrations from anatomy; they were presented before an eclectic audience of scholars, artists, the nobility and the clergy. Immanuel Kant is usually credited with being the first to publish a major treatise on anthropology in 1799, and Blair and can probably take credit for being the first person to publish a work in English. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND from the earliest dawn of authentic record. 4 Volumes

      UK. J.Stratford. 1804 1803 - 4 Heavy Volumes, full Leather, partly rebound with new leather spines, some rubs to boards, corners, Volumes 1,2,& 3 are from the earliest dawn of authenic record to the ultimate rarification of the general peace at Amiens in 1802. Volume 4 continued from the commencent of hostolities in the year 1803, forming a historical,biographical and literary Chronicle of Modern Times. all volumes embellished with beautiful engravings, Volume one has a folding map, Volume 3 has 3 folding maps, one torn, Volume 4 has 6 Colour folding maps, plans, 1 torn, Volume 4 published 1804, owners name to endpapers, a nice set of books, Extra postage needed. VG condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper. With an introductory letter to (the Right Honourable) Earl Cowper. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Large 4to.

      Chichester: printed by J. Seagrave for J. Johnson. 1803/1806/1803 1803. WITH: Poems, by William Cowper. A new edn, to which are now first added Olney Hymns, and translations from Madame Guion. 1806. ALSO WITH: Cowper, illustrated by a series of views ... Vernor & Hood. 1803. Fronts vols. I-III engr. by William Blake after Romney, Lawrence & Stone respectively, one plate, also engr. by Blake, vol. III; front. port. vol. IV after Bartolozzi (scarce; no copy with the front. seen by Russell); engr. front. & 12 plates vol. V. 5 vols uniformly bound in contemp. full diced calf, gilt spines, borders & dentelles. Armorial bookplates of Thomas Hutton. A v.g. handsome copy.Hayley's Life of Cowper

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        Eigenh. Brief (Fragment) mit U. ("Heinrich").

      Leipzig, 14. III. 1803.. ½ S. Qu.-8vo.. Der lange verschollene Schlußteil von Kleists Brief an seine Halbschwester Ulrike vom 13./14. März 1803 (wahrscheinlich der einzige am 14. März verfasste Teil des Briefes): "Und nun küsse in meinem Namen jeden Finger meiner ewig verehrungswürdigen Tante! Und, wie sie, den Orgelpfeifen gleich, stehen, küsse sie alle von der Obersten bis zur Letzten, der kleinen Maus [d. i. seine vier Monate alte Nichte Ottilie von Pannwitz] aus dem Apfelkern geschnitzt! Ein einziges Wort von euch, und ehe ihrs euch verseht, wälze ich mich vor Freude in der Mittelstube. Adieu! Adieu! Adieu! O du meine Allertheuerste! / Heinrich. / Leipzig, den 14ten März 1803". Die Verso-Seite trägt den zeitgenössischen Provenienzvermerk: "Die vorstehende Handschrift, Heinrichs von Kleist ist durch seine Schwester Ulrike in meine Hand gekommen. / Ida Jochmus". Ulrike von Kleist, die mit zunehmendem Alter immer stärkere exzentrische Züge erkennen ließ, pflegte gegenüber den Editoren der Briefe ihres Bruders eine ausgesprochene Zurückhaltung und verbrannte sogar einen Teil seiner Korrespondenz mit ihr. "Das kleine Briefgeschenk an Ida Jochmus beweist [...], daß Ulrike selbst bei den besonders heilig gehaltenen Briefen zu kleineren Zugeständnissen bereit war" (Klaus Kanzog, Edition und Engagement [1979] I, 149). Wenig ist bekannt über die Empfängerin dieses Geschenks: Die Berlinerin Ida Jochmus war "[m]it der Familie Kleist wahrscheinlich durch nachbarliche Beziehungen verbunden" und könnte sich "als in den Gruß einbezogen angesehen haben. Doch fehlen hierfür sichere Anhaltspunkte" (ebda. II, 33). Kanzog schlägt eine Verwandtschaft mit dem Frankfurter Stadtgerichtsdirektor Friedrich Jochmus vor, dessen Sohn Ernst - ehemaliger Schüler des Grauen Klosters zu Berlin und Architekturstudent daselbst - sich 1801 vor Kleist in das Stammbuch der Sophie Clausius eintrug (vgl. ebda. II, 283). Ida Jochmus scheint in späteren Jahren dem konservativen Kreis der Hegel-Schüler nahegestanden zu haben: 1832 war sie Subskribentin der posthumen Hegel-Werkausgabe; in das Stammbuch der Elise Burgtorf trug sie sich 1840 mit einem Zitat Philipp Marheinekes ein (im selben Stammbuch auch Einträge von Hermann und Charlotte Jochmus, beide Berlin 1842, sowie August Jochmus, Frankfurt 1849). 1845 scheint sie als Organisatorin eines Frauenvereins zur Unterstützung der deutschkatholischen Bewegung auf. - Kanzog hebt den reliquienhaften Charakter eben dieses Blattes hervor, das lange Zeit nur durch eine Abschrift Ulrikes überliefert war: "[D]urch die barbarische Zerstückelung und die Einschränkung auf wenige Sätze wird das magische Moment der Reliquie wesentlich potenziert. Schon die Unterschrift 'Heinrich' mußte starke Emotionen auslösen. Der Abschiedscharakter, die wirkungsvolle Einleitung [...] und das dreimalige 'Adieu' am Schluß erlaubten Assoziationen von dem einmaligen Anlaß des Briefes zu dem Tod Kleists. Der affektische Stil, in sechs Interjektionszeichen sichtbar und in dem Ausruf 'O du meine Allertheuerste!' kulminierend, verstärkten die Unmittelbarkeit der Aussage. Das pittoreske Moment des Grußes und die maßlose Übertreibung in der Wortwahl konnten als Ausdruck typischer Charakterzüge Kleists empfunden werden" (ebda.). Das Fragment fand Ende des Jahrhunderts in den Autographenhandel: 1883 wurde es von S. Austerlitz (Wien) in seinem Katalog als Nr. 617 angeboten, dann 1900 von Richard Bertling in Dresden (Lagerkatalog 36, Nr. 252). Es wurde acht Jahre später bei Gilhofer & Ranschburg einem unbekannten Käufer zugeschlagen; sein Standort war seitdem unbekannt. Erworben aus einer deutschen Privatsammlung; die originale Gilhofer'sche Katalogbeschreibung beiliegend. - Kleist, Briefe II (Brandenburger Ausg., hg. v. R. Reuß und P. Staengle), Nr. 70, S. 243, 248-251 ("verschollen"). Kleist, Werke (hg. von E. Schmidt mit G. Minde-Pouet und R. Steig) Bd. 5, Nr. 66, S. 295, Z. 17-25. Erstdruck: G. Weisstein, Kleine Inedita von Heinrich von Kleist, in: National-Zeitung (Berlin) v. 14. 4. 1904, Nr. 234 ("im Besitz des Dresdner Buchhändlers Bertling").

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        Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre entworfen von F. Schleiermacher.

      Berlin, im Verlage der Realschulbuchhandlung 1803 - Gr. 8°. X, 489 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Goedeke VI,221,8. Ziegenfuss II,461. Borst 957. - Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), der vielleicht Ernsthafteste unter den frühen Romantikern, verkörperte dennoch in seiner Person beispielhaft das "romantische Ganzheitsdenken" (K. Günzel). Schon 1797 lernte er im Salon der Henriette Herz in Berlin Friedrich Schlegel kennen, mit dem er dann sogar eine Wohnung teilte; an dessen 'Athenäum' arbeitete er mit. Als fast einziger unter den Romatikern trat er dem Freund im "Lucinde-Skandal" mit 'Vertraute Briefe über . Lucinde' zu Seite. Schlegels blendendem Talent ordnete sich Schleiermacher willig unter. Aber "zuletzt war es doch nur Schleiermacher, der aus dieser Verbindung bleibenden Gewinn zog. Während Schlegels Entwürfe nur zu spielenden und unreifen Veröffentlichungen gediehen, hat Schleiermacher unter seiner Anregung die 'Reden über die Religion' und die 'Monologen' geschrieben und den Gedanken einer wissenschaftlichen Kritik der Moral gefaßt." (Herzog, Realencyklopädie XVII,591). Nachdem Schlegel die Arbeit an der gemeinsam geplanten Plato-Übersetzung ganz dem Freund überlassen hatte, 1801 auch mit Novalis der Freund gestorben war, der ihm innerlich am nächsten stand, gab Schleiermacher 1802 dem nachdrücklichen Drängen des Konstorialrats Sack nach, der nicht nur Schleiermachers Umgang "mit Personen von verdächtigen Grundsätzen und Sitten", sondern auch dessen "rednerische Darstellung des spinozistischen Systems" gerügt hatte, und ging 1802 als Hofprediger in sein "Exil" nach Stolpe. Hier entstanden seine 'Grundlinien', "sein einziges zum Druck gebrachtes, im engeren Sinne philosophisches Buch, die wichtigste Vorarbeit für sein späteres ethisches System." (Killy X,271). ". bereits in den 'Grundlinien .' (1803) zeigt sich, wie er sich um eine präzise Verortung der Ethik und der ihr koordinierten Disziplinen im System der Wissenschaften bemühte. . die Zeitgenossen verweigerten den 'Grundlinien' Beachtung, was aber kaum am Gegenstand der Abhandlung lag ., sondern vielmehr an der formalen Umsetzung dieses Vorhabens. . Schleiermacher provoziert durch ein Changieren zwischen kritischer Lektüre, überzogener Polemik gegen die zeitgenössische praktische Philosophie und die . Darstellung der eigenen 'intentio' geradezu die Ablehnung des Textes. Um es pointierter zu sagen: Die Form der 'Grundlinien' verstellte und verstellt den Blick auf ihren Gehalt. Dabei bieter der Text mehr als nur ein Kompendium zur Geschichte der Güter-, Pflicht- und Tugendlehre: In den 'Grundlinien' zeichnet sich erstmals Schleiermachers Bemühen ab, das Verhältnis der einzelnen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen untereinander zu bestimmen; das Gewicht freilich liegt hierbei auf der Systematisierung des ethischen Wissens." (J. Brachmann, S.878f. in: U.Barth u.a. (Hrsg.). Akten des ersten Kongresses der Schleiermacher-Gesellschaft, 1999. Berlin 2000). - Vorderdeckel mit kleinem oberflächlichem Wurmloch, Kapitale mit kleinen Einrißen, teilweise leicht stockfleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svensk Botanik

      Stockholm, Carl Delén, Norstedt & Söner, Grahn, Nordström and Palmblad in Upsala, 1803-1843. In 11 volumes. With 774 handcoloured engravings, each with an accompanying text leaf, 71 pp of supplementary text bound in the back of the first 6 volumes, 3 correction pp. and a total of 131 pp. of index [complete]. Volumes 1-7 in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with six gilt decorated compartments and black titling label. Volumes 8-11 expertly bound to match in period style.l Very rare complete set of this major Swedish flora and one of the finest Swedish works ever produced (Lindberg, Swedish Books). All volumes except the first one in first edition (vol I in the 1803 second edition). Includes the very rare 11th and last volume. Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811) was a Swedish Captain in the cavalry and a botanical artist. The original drawings can be found in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. This work has a very complicated and long history of publication - it took over 40 years to complete the publication. Because of the beauty of the illustrations, Palmstruck became known as the "Swedish Sowerby". Palmstruch had learned to draw from his teacher, Louis-Jean Desprez (1743-1804) and modeled this work after the "Flora Danica" and Sowerby's "English Botany". The co-editor of the first volume was Carl Wilhelm Venus (1770-1851). Authors of the text include, Conrad Quensel (1767-1806), Olaf Peter Swartz (1760-1818) and Gustav Johan Bilberg (1772-1844). After Palmstruch died (from volume 7 onwards), the artistic work was continued by Lars Levi Laestadius, A. J. Agrelius, P. F. Wahlberg, and others. Our copy of the Svensk Botanik also includes the rare 24 pp. index, with its original yellow wrappers, including the systematic name index to all volumes, and the original front wrapper of issues 1-3 of volume 11. Parts 10-12 of volume 11 remained unpublished. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science stopped publication because of the high cost. To make things worse, parts 1-9 (published) perished in a fire at the printers which destroyed all the stock. Very few parts survived. Ex-libris of Johannis Hus Bibliothek pasted in on front in all volumes. Title of vol.8 soiled and with a paper restoration and one text page lightly damaged in vol. 6. Only some very faint foxing in the first few volumes in the text but plates untouched. Overall a very good set with fresh and fine plates and especially rare, including the 11th and last volume, which is hardly ever present. Nissen BBI, 2223; Stafleu and Cowan, 7247. Lindberg 55.

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        27 HANDWRITTEN POEMS/NOTES + ~23 VIEWS WITH GILT EDGES. [MANUSCRIPT]

      Unknown. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1803. Manuscripts. Manuscripts; Color and monotone plates; 50 pages; Series of ~27 handwritten poems/notes + ~23 views with gilt edges. [Manuscript]. Compilation of approx. 27 poems, notes, and sentiments, handwritten in German, accompanied by approx. 23 plates (mostly landscape and architecture . (A few handwritten poems/notes/sentiments are on the versos of the views). All handwritten sentiments are appended with a date, usually ?"1803.?" Several with dates 1804-12, one 1860. Nearly all dates are preceded by a location (often ?"Braunschweig, ?" known to English speakers as ?"Brunswick?"). Includes 2 later watercolors (1 watercolor has a handwritten sentiment on its verso. ) Also 2 graphite sketches (both dated in ink at lower corner: ?"2 Jul. 1803?" and ?"3 Janvier 1814.?") 4 ¼?" x 7?". Handwritten poems/notes and plates in very good condition. Unbound. The outer sleeve is worn with one edge detached, but within the sleeve is a leather clamshell case which on its own is in very good condition, and serves as an attractive means of storage. What appears to be a book is actually a clamshell leather box for containing the writings and art prints. Contents VG. ; 0 .

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        Svensk Botanik.

      . Stockholm, Carl Delen, Norstedt & Söner, Grahn, Nordström and Palmblad in Upsala, 1803-1843. In 11 volumes. With 774 handcoloured engravings, each with an accompanying text leaf, 71 pp of supplementary text bound in the back of the first 6 volumes, 3 correction pp. and a total of 131 pp. of index [complete]. Volumes 1-7 in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with six gilt decorated compartments and black titling label. Volumes 8-11 expertly bound to match in period style.l Very rare complete set of this major Swedish flora and one of the finest Swedish works ever produced (Lindberg, Swedish Books). All volumes except the first one in first edition (vol I in the 1803 second edition). Includes the very rare 11th and last volume. Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811) was a Swedish Captain in the cavalry and a botanical artist. The original drawings can be found in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. This work has a very complicated and long history of publication - it took over 40 years to complete the publication. Because of the beauty of the illustrations, Palmstruck became known as the "Swedish Sowerby". Palmstruch had learned to draw from his teacher, Louis-Jean Desprez (1743-1804) and modeled this work after the "Flora Danica" and Sowerby's "English Botany". The co-editor of the first volume was Carl Wilhelm Venus (1770-1851). Authors of the text include, Conrad Quensel (1767-1806), Olaf Peter Swartz (1760-1818) and Gustav Johan Bilberg (1772-1844). After Palmstruch died (from volume 7 onwards), the artistic work was continued by Lars Levi Laestadius, A. J. Agrelius, P. F. Wahlberg, and others. Our copy of the Svensk Botanik also includes the rare 24 pp. index, with its original yellow wrappers, including the systematic name index to all volumes, and the original front wrapper of issues 1-3 of volume 11. Parts 10-12 of volume 11 remained unpublished. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science stopped publication because of the high cost. To make things worse, parts 1-9 (published) perished in a fire at the printers which destroyed all the stock. Very few parts survived. Ex-libris of Johannis Hus Bibliothek pasted in on front in all volumes. Title of vol.8 soiled and with a paper restoration and one text page lightly damaged in vol. 6. Only some very faint foxing in the first few volumes in the text but plates untouched. Overall a very good set with fresh and fine plates and especially rare, including the 11th and last volume, which is hardly ever present. Nissen BBI, 2223; Stafleu and Cowan, 7247. Lindberg 55..

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        Geometrical and Graphical Essays Containing a General Description of the Mathematical Instruments Used in Geometry, Civil and Military Surveying, Levelling and Perspective; With Many New Practical Problems

      London: W. and S. Jones. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed. Minor worming [defunct] to corner of first 3 pp. Contents tight and overall G+. 1803. Third Edition Corrected and Enlarged by William Jones. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 517pp + plates;14pp, 2pp. 34 folding copper plates. .

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        Cronologia della famiglia Caracciolo di Francesco de' Pietri. Edizione seconda arricchita di note non più stampate del duca della Guardia Ferrante Della Marra e della vita dell'autore.

      - In Napoli, nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1803, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello in pelle al dorso, tagli spruzzati, pp. LXIV, 156. Con vignetta al front. e una tav. f.t. (stemma Caracciolo, Raf. Aloja inc.), incise in rame. Alle cc. a4r-g2v: "La vita di Francesco de' Pietri giureconsulto, e storico napoletano". Alle cc. g3r-g4v: "Catalogo delle opere stampate di Francesco de' Pietri". Alle cc. g4v-h1r: "Catalogo delle opere inedite di Francesco de' Pietri". Una leggera macchia alla copertina posteriore, ma bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LOS NAUFRAGIOS, ó collecion de las relaciones más interesantes de los naufragios, invernaderos, desamparos, incendios, hambres, y otros acontecimientos desgraciados, sucedidos en el mar desde el siglo XV hasta el presente.

      De Repullés Madrid -4 1803 - 5 volumes. small 8vo. ppxvi 363, 380, 384, 383, 325. lacking one free end-paper, otherwise complete and internally clean and crisp. all volumes in a contemporary leather bindings, but not uniform - volumes 1, 3 and 4 in plain calf with green spine lettering-piece; spines rubbed and slightly wormed. volume 2 in a darker calf binding, rubbed with some loss of surface leather. volume 5 in polished tree calf, with red spine lettering-piece. a complete set of this very scarce Spanish collection of shipwrecks and other maritime disasters from the 15th to the turn of the 19th centuries. 012 018 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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" .

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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 â&#128;&#152;bright and brief careerâ&#128;&#153; 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&#128;"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 memoryâ&#128;¦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 1808â&#128;¦" 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&#128;"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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