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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 . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        On the State of Europe before and after the French Revolution; Being an Answer to L'?tat De La France ? La Fin De L'An VIII. [Of Count A. M. Blanc De Lanautte] ... Translated from the German by J. C. Herries

      London : Printed For J. Hatchard, 1803, Hardback, Second EditionBookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley. Full, contemporary polished tree calf. Gilt cross-bands with a contrasting Morocco label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional biblio detail on request. ; 397 pages; Physical desc. : cxxiv, 397 p ; 21 cm. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Notes: Translation of: Von dem politischen Zustande von Europa vor und nach der Franzosischen Revoluzion. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 18621.9.

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        First Report From the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the Nature, State, and Condition , of the East India Company, and of the British Affairs in the East Indies. Reported on the 26th of May 1772. Together with an Appendix [WITH 2nd to 5th REPORTS]

      Houses of Parliament, London 1803 - pp135-564. Recently bound in blue quarter leather with black title label, raised bands and blue paper covered boards, a very clean copy. This series of Reports (the 2nd also originally printed in 1772 and the other three in 1773) formed part of Volume III of the series of 15 large volumes of important reports which Parliament ordered to be re-printed in 1803. The earlier pages of the large volume contained unrelated reports on assay offices, linen, shipping timber, etc. These five reports were an attempt to assess the failings of the Company (particularly financial) and to search for a new method of governing India. At home parliament was incensed at the fortunes being made by returning nabobs (Clive brought home some 2 million pounds). The outcome was the regulating Act of 1775. The reports give details of all the Company's Charters, revolution in favour of Mir Jaffir 1760, conduct of Company servants, Sir Thomas Rumbold, war between the Company and Cossim Ally Cawn, trade in salt, free merchants, receipt of 5 lacs of rupees by Lord Clive, eye-witness accounts of events such as the Black Hole of Calcutta, etc. Size: Large Folio

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        Die kleine geistliche Harfe der Kinder Zions, oder auserlesene geistreiche Gesange,allen wahren heilsbegieringen Sauglingen der

      Germantaun: Gedruckt bey im Jahr 1803., Michael Billmeyer, - )(3, A-2F8, 2G4: 239 ll. = [6], 39, [1], 412, [20] p.: front.: David at harp; 17.5 cm. (American bibl. 4485, 5016: NYPL only) [title continues] Weissheit, insonderheit aber allen Christlichen des HErrn zum Dienst und Gebrauch mit Fleiss zusammen getragen, und in gegenwartiger Form und Ordnung gestellt, nebst einem dreyfachen Register. Erste Auflage. Auf Verordnung der Mennonisten Gemeinden. -- First Mennonite hymnal printed in the United States -- 40 Psalms from Ambrosius Lobwasser's Psalmen Davids [1573] on the first 40 pages, include 21 melodies in 5-line staff notation. A second title-page: Sammlung alter und neuer Geistreichen Gesange [etc.], 1803, is followed by 424 hymns (words only) and, in a supplement, hymns 425-475; the three indexes give first lines under 43 topics, first lines alphabetically arranged, and first lines arranged under the Psalm melodies. -- Harold S. Bender, in Mennonite encyclopedia, v. 2 (1957), p. 195 f., transcribes the title-pages in full and describes the collection as eclectic, tracing only two parting hymns to the Ausbund, and quoting from the Franconia delegates that `"their hymns had been handed in by so many brethren and dared not be omitted". .a very democratic procedure.', and notes 6 later editions up to 1904. -- The staining is prominent on the outer blank leaves and on the front trimmed edge, blending with the toned pages up to p. 300 then becoming more noticeable from there to the end. Chips from outer margin on first 5 leaves, not touching text on title-page. -- Front free endpaper with signature: John Miller. On second flyleaf: This Book is the property of Samuel Upperman as a Memmory of my Aunt Margaret Miller Good plain brown sheep, with both clasps. Dampstained throughout [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Thermolampe in Deutschland; .

      - Brünn, gedruckt bei Karl Franz Siedler, Buchdrucker, Buch- und Kunsthändler, 1803, 8°, (16), XX, 227, (3) pp., mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit; wenige Seiten minimal stockfleckig; sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sehr seltene, erste und einzige Ausgabe der "ersten Deutschen Abhandlung über Gaserzeugungsanlagen" Korting - Zacharias (auch Zachäus) Andreas Winzler, geboren wurde er am 23.August 1750 in Unlingen in Schwaben, unweit von Riedlingen a.d.Donau, das damals zu Vorderösterreich gehörte. Er studierte zuerst Theologie, dann Medizin, vor allem aber Chemie und Mineralogie, was er besonders für die Salpetergewinnung, die sein Vater betrieb, brauchte. Selbst auch ständig mit der Verbesserung der Salpetererzeugung beschäftigt, gelangte er vermutlich über das Banat, über Varasdin und über verschiedene Wirkungsstätten in Deutschland nach Wien, bis er am 1.März 1800 mit Vinzenzia Seher, der Witwe des Salnitererzeugers Leopold Seher, einen Kaufvertrag über die vor dem "Untertor" der königlichen Kreisstadt Znaim gelegene Salnitersiederei und Plantage abschloss. Von nun an sein eigener Herr konnte sich Winzler immer mehr der wirtschaftlichen Ausnützung der Brennstoffe in den Feuerungsanlagen zuwenden. Bedingt durch den in Europa immer fühlbarer werdenden Holzmangel versuchten immer mehr Techniker, durch Verkohlung von Holz ein brennbares Gas zu erzeugen und somit sparsam zu heizen, zu beleuchten und neben der Holzkohle auch noch wertvolle Nebenprodukte zu gewinnen. - Unter dem Begriff Thermolampe muss man sich ein kleines Gaswerk für den Hausgebrauch vorstellen, das eben nicht nur für Beleuchtung sorgt. Winzler hatte bereits im September 1801 seine Thermolampe in seinem Haus aufgestellt und wie er in einem Brief mitteilt ihre Wirkung dem Urteil des Publikums der Stadt Znaim unterworfen. Eine solche Lampe stellte er auch in der Wohnung des damaligen Kreishauptmannes Vinzenz Edler von Rosenzweig auf, ebenso in der Znaimer Kaserne. Auf Veranlassung des k.k. Feldzeugmeisters in Brünn, Graf Baillet de Latour, wurde diese Lampe in der Znaimer Kaserne (Znaimer Burg) zum Beheizen der Zimmer und zur Bereitung des Essens für 50 bis 60 Mann verwendet. General Froon studierte über Befehl des Feldmarschalls Erzherzog Karl diese Einrichtung in Znaim. - Trotz der durch die Napoleonischen Kriege verursachten Rückschläge fanden Winzlers Thermolampen in höchsten Regierungskreisen Anerkennung und in sämtlichen Habsburgischen Erblanden Abnehmer, und zwar als Verkohlungsofen auch in verschiedenen Gewerbe und Industriebetrieben wie Kattunfabriken, Eisenhütten, Hammerwerken, Ziegel und Kalkbrennereien. - Nach dem tragischen Tod seiner Frau im Juli 1808, sie stürzte in einen mit einer kochenden Flüssigkeit gefüllten Kessel in seiner Fabrik, dürfte Winzler von Znaim weggedrängt haben. Er könnte sich bereits 1810 in Wien aufgehalten und vielleicht zeitweilig seinen Wohnsitz nach Klosterneuburg verlegt haben. Nach den heutigen Begriffen hatte Winzler 1812 in Wien ein Ingenieurbüro für Feuerungsanlagen eröffnet. Wir kennen sein weiteres Leben nicht 1816 findet sich ein letzter Hinweis auf seine Anwesenheit anlässlich der Aufstellung einer Thermolampe in Slowenien ; es ist auch bis heute unbekannt, wo und wann Winzlers ereignisreiches Leben zu Ende ging. - Indessen ist festzustellen, daß die Konstruktion der Thermolampe in Deutschland großes Aufsehen erregt hat. Winzler berichtet auf S. 20 seines Buches: "Nach Vorbereitungen deliberierte man über die Art, wie wir von dieser Vorrichtung (Thermolampe) öffentlichen Gebrauch machen sollten. Es in publiken Örtern, Hörsälen, Schauspielhäusern zu tun, würde unserer Bemühung, nützlich zu sein, einen Anstrich von Marktschreierei gegeben haben. Auch schien uns der rohere Teil des Publikums gar nicht dazu geeignet, weder Geschmack an der Sache zu finden, noch ihren Gehalt hinlänglich würdigen zu können. Wir wurden daher einig: bloß den gebildeten Teil des Publikums, vorzüglich aber Gelehrte, und den . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies of chess : containing Caissa, a poem, by Sir William Jones, a systematic introduction to the game, and the whole analysis of chess: with original critical remarks - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : S. Bagster, 1803, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionOwnership indications to both title pages. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 2 v. : front. ; (8vo). Other names; Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794. Philidor, F. D (Franc¸ois Danican), 1726-1795. Pratt, Peter, active 1799-1822.

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        ALs to "Citoyen Margerie." Paris, 5 germinal, an XI [March 26", 1803]

      Paris, 1803. Chappe, Abraham (1773-post 1840). A.L.s. to "citoyen Margerie." Paris, 5 germinal, an XI [March 26, 1803]. 3pp. Engraved vignette on the first page depicting Mercury, messenger of the gods, flying through the clouds holding a Chappe telegraph semaphore. 240 x 183 mm. <p>The optical telegraph system created by the four Chappe brothers-Claude, Abraham, Ignace, and Pierre-debuted in the 1790s and remained in use until superseded by the electric telegraph in the 1850s; it represents one of the first organized data networks. It came into being during a period of considerable unrest in France-the French Revolution was in full swing and France was at war with several neighboring countries. The times favored the development of an organized, nationwide system of communication that would enable France&#39;s central government to receive and transmit intelligence in the shortest possible time.</p><p>The chief architect of the Chappe telegraph was Claude Chappe (1763-1805), who began working on designs for the telegraph in 1789. After experimenting successfully with visual signaling devices that used pendulums and modified clock faces, Claude and his brothers devised a semaphore telegraph consisting of a large beam (the regulator) with smaller wings (indicators) mounted at each end. These could be manipulated in various ways to signal alphabetic, numeric, and other coded symbols between stations, at a rate of one symbol every ten to thirty seconds. The first optical telegraph line, consisting of nineteen stations built between Paris and Lille, a distance of 190 km. or about 120 miles, was opened in July 1794. In August 1794 the telegraph was used to report two major French military victories; this happy news established Claude Chappe&#39;s reputation as a benefactor of his country, and insured the French government&#39;s continued support of the telegraph. By 1805 there were four main branches extending from Paris into the north, east, west, and south of France. Similar networks soon sprang up throughout Europe, particularly in Sweden, where Abraham Nicolas Edelcrantz&#39;s shutter-based optical telegraph was in use until 1888. Chappe&#39;s visual telegraph system remained operational in France until 1852, when it was superseded by an electric telegraph; at the time of its replacement, the Chappe telegraph network covered more than three thousand miles and included 556 separate stations (Singer et al. 1958, 4: 644-47; Holzmann and Pehrson 1995, 47-96). Abraham Chappe, the youngest of the Chappe brothers, was appointed an administrator of the Paris-Lille line in September 1793, and was sent to Lille by Claude to supervise the line&#39;s construction. His letter, to a newly hired line inspector, has to do with the Lille-Brussels branch of the telegraph, begun and completed in 1803. The letter reads:</p><p>"Je vous previens, Citoyen, que je vous ai choisi pour faire les functions d&#39;inspecteur pour la division de Bruxelles. Votre zÍle & votre activite me font esperer que vous les remplirez a ma satisfaction.</p><p>"Vos apointements qui sont fixes a seize cent vingt francs, ont commence a courir du 1er de ce mois.</p><p>"Des fonds vous seront remis tant pour les reparations a effectuer que pour les frais particuliers que la reorganization de la ligne occasionera.</p><p>"Votre division s&#39;etendra depuis Bruxelles jusques & compris Hamelincour[t]. Vous recevrez des instructions avant votre depart.</p><p>Je vous salue.</p><p>A. Chappe.</p><p>P.S. Vous vous adresserez au maire de Noye & a celui de Bapaume pour reclamer les objets dont je leur ai annonce l&#39;envoi par mon lettre du 28 ventose.</p><p>[I hereby inform you, citizen, that I have chosen you to fill the post of inspector for the Brussels division. Your zeal and your activity make me hope that you will fill it to my satisfaction. Your salary, which was set at sixteen hundred and twenty francs, began to run from the first of this month. You will also be given funds for carrying out repairs and also for the particular expenses associated with the reorganization of the line. Your division will extend from Brussels up to and including Hamelincour[t]. You will receive instructions before your departure.</p><p>I greet you.</p><p>A. Chappe.</p><p>P.S. Please contact the mayors of Noye and of Bapaume to claim the objects whose shipment I informed them of in my letter of 28 ventose (February 19)].</p><p>Origins of Cyberspace 135.</p>

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        Repertoire du theatre francois, ou Recueil des tragedies et comedies restees au theatre depuis Rotrou, pour faire suite aux editions in-octavo de Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Regnard, Crebillon et au theatre de Voltaire, avec des notices sur chaque auteur et l'examen de chaque piece. Tomes 1-23 (Volume 16 manquant). Illustrierte Ausgabe mit zahlreichen Kupfern (Edition illustree avec nombreuses gravures).

      Paris, Perlet, 1803 - 1804.. Marmorierter Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederrückenschild Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Illustrationen (Avec de nombreuses gravures pleine page).. Bände lediglich leicht berieben. Sonst gutes Exemplar; Seiten überwiegend sauber, wenige Seiten leicht fleckig (bonne copie; pages surtout propre).

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        Entomologische Hefte enthaltend Beiträge zur weitern Kenntniss und Aufklärung der Insectengeschichte. Eine Vorarbeit zu einer künftigen Fauna des Departements von Donnesberge und den angrenzenden Gegenden der Departemente von Saar, und von Rhein und Mosel. Erstes & zweites Heft.

      Frankfurt am Main, F. Esslinger, 1803. 2 parts bound in one. 8vo. pp. xvi, 119; 136, (4), with 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved plates by J. Sturm. Contemporary boards. All published. Other contributors were J.D. Koch, P.W. Müller and J.M. Lonz. The plates show coleoptera.//Provenance: Label of H. de Bonvouloir and bookplate of F. d'Aguilar on inside front-cover.//Horn-Schenkling 10531.

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        Drawing of a camel with bedouins in the desert.

      No place, 1803.. Pencil drawing, 175 x 104 mm on an oblong sheet of laid paper (200 x 132 mm, no watermark discernible).. Fine drawing of a pack camel in the desert, accompanied bedouins and an Arab horseman. Signed and dated by the artist, Barthel, who is possibly a member of the large family of Leipzig-based goldsmiths active around the late 18th and early 19th century. - Old vertical fold, otherwise perfect.

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        A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Two Volumes

      Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London 1803 - Contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, somewhat strained, but a good set, with the bookplates of Lord Tiverton and of Owen Biddle on the front pastedown Only English edition of East's principal work, the first substantial treatment of English criminal law following Blackstone's, one which "won immediate authority" and based in large part on eleven manuscripts upon which East labored for some years

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        ARRETÉ CONCERNANT L&#39;ADMINISTRATION PROVISOIRE DES DOUANES. A LA NOUVELLE-ORLÉANS. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT, QUE L&#39;ADMINISTRATION ESPAGNOLE DES DOUANES DANS CE PAYS...[caption title]

      [New Orleans. 1803].. Broadside, 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, with woodcut headpiece of symbolic figure with printed inscription: "Préfecture Coloniale." Moderate dampstaining and soiling, occasional foxing, moderate wear at edges. Autograph signatures of Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot, authorization stamp of the Préfecture Coloniale de la Louisiane, contemporary inscriptions above text. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside concerning the provisional administration of customs duties, printed during the brief return of France&#39;s control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree creates a French customs system in place of the Spanish authority and appoints "Mr. Garland and citizen Navailles, respectively, as Collector of Customs and Treasurer under the newly installed French regime" (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, to transfer title to the U.S. "Laussat&#39;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 &#39;Préfecture Coloniale.&#39; This woodblock was undoubtedly brought by the commission from Paris" - McMurtrie, NEW ORLEANS. Jumonville records copies at New Orleans Public Library and Tulane; OCLC adds a third copy at Yale. JUMONVILLE 68. HUMMEL 780,788. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) 52, p.64. McMURTRIE (LOUISIANA) 21. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4539. OCLC 27803500.

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        Gebir; A Poem: in Seven Books

      , Oxford: Published by Slatter and Munday, , 1803 , ix, [2], 140 pages, seven books in 1 volume, preface at the front, argument before each book

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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 &#39;Homo sum! humani nihil a me alienum puto&#39;, 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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        1749. Report on the Committee Appointed to Inquire into the State and Condition of the Countries Adjoining to Hudson's Bay, and of the Trade Carried on There

      [London] - [no date circa 1803], reprint. () Very good. [74]pp. Folio in modern black cloth with gilt lettered black leather spine label. Not illustrated. Reports from committees of the House of Commons . Reprinted by order of the House, London, 1803 (v. 2. Miscellaneous subjects: 1738-1765, p.213-286) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Index Alphabeticus in I.C. Fabricii Systema Eleutheratorum genera et species continens.

      Helmstadii, C.G. Fleckeisen, 1803. 4to (235 x 200mm). pp. iv, 92. Contemporary marbled boards. The very rare separately published second edition in 4to. Horn-Schenkling list a 8vo edition published in 1802 as well as the present edition in 8vo and 4to. According to Horn-Schenkling all editions are 'selten'. The work is the index to 'Systema Eleutheratorum' published in 2 vols. in 1801. Signature of E. Harold on inside frontcover. Freiherr Edgar von Harold (1830-1886) was a German entomologist. An interleaved copy with numerous notes probably by Harold.//Horn-Schenkling 6216.

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

      Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo (200 x 140mm). pp. x, 21, 314, (2). (With:) Index Alphabeticus in I.C. Fabricii Systema Rhyngotorum genera et species continens. Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo. pp. 23. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decortated spine with marbeld sides. An attractively bound copy. 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). The separately published index is rare and lacking in most copies. In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. //Horn-Schenkling 6217 & 6218.

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        Autograph letter handwritten and signed by Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1846)

      Horse Guards [London]: Manuscript, 1803. One page manuscript letter written entirely in Clinton&#39;s hand and signed "WH Clinton." Dated November 15, 1803 and addressed to Lord Castlereagh (1769-1822), President of the India board of control from 1802 to 1806, concerning return of troops from India. British general during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as well as the First Miguelist War. English History, Military.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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

      Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo. pp. x, 21, 314, (2). Contemporary black boards, gilt lettered spine. Horn-Schenkling 6217. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. Library stamps on title-page.

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        Traité des Effets de la Musique sur le Corps Humain... [Subtitle]: Traduit du Latin, et augmenté de Notes par Etienne Sainte-Marie

      Paris; Lyon: Brunot; Reymann et Compe.. 1803. Octavo. Contemporary quarter leather with marbled boards. 1f. (half- title), 1f. (title), [v]-xxxviii, 352 pp. & & Binding worn, rubbed, bumped and scuffed; joints split; endpapers browned and brittle. Uniform light browning throughout; occasional pencil markings to margins; presentation inscription dated 1924 to front pastedown. . First French Edition. Fetis 7, p. 293. & & The first significant work on music and medicine; first published in Latin in 1758 this, the later French translation, is considered to be the preferable edition. & & "Roots of our current "era of timbre" and interest in the nature of sound and musical perception go back many years. Since the seventeenth century, an important current of French intellectual thought has been belief in a mechanical connection between music and the body. While Descartes argued this from a philosophical perspective Martin Mersenne in his acoustical studies and later Joseph Louis Roger in his treatise on the effects of music on the body promoted sound as an object of research." Pasler: Writing through Music: Essay on Music, Culture and Politics, p. 83.

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        The Sportsman's Cabinet

      J. Cundee, London 1803 - 1803. (TAPLIN, William). The Sportsman's Cabinet; or, A Correct Delineation of the Various Dogs Used in the Sports of the Field: including the Canine Race in General. Consisting of A Series of Engravings of Every Distinct Breed, from original paintings, taken from life. Interspersed with beautiful Vignettes, engraved on Wood. Illustrated by a comprehensive, historical and systematic description of the different species; with a review of the various diseases to which they are subject, and the most approved and efficacious modes of treatment and cure. To which is added, a scientific disquisition upon the Distemper, Canine Madness, and the Hydrophobia. By a Veteran Sportsman. London : Printed and Published for the Proprietors, by J. Cundee. Complete in 2 Volumes. 1803-1804. Pp (2),[i]vii,(1),[1]-276,(2,index),(2),frontis + engraved title-page + 12 plates; (2),[1]-308,(2,index),(4,ads),(2),frontis + engraved titlepage + 12 plates. With one extra plate as frontis to Vol.II. 4to, full calf Rebacked so masterfully that it is well nigh impossible to discern the join. The new spine has decorated panels and gilt titling. The original boards have blind tooling and gilt lining to the edges and gilt decoration to the turn-ins. Bookplates of Henry Arthur Blyth and of Schwerdtil. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Contents are clean, bright and unmarked with a murmuring of foxing to the margins of the plates. Corners bumped else a fine, firm binding. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der bedrängte Markus Nissa Weis an die Menschen.

      Wien, 1803.. 45 S. Kl. 8°, fliederfarbener Seideneinband der Zeit, mit Ganzgoldschnitt und marmorierten Vorsatzblättern.. Sehr selten! Nur 2 Exemplare via KVK ermittelbar. Nicht bei Aron Freimann, Katalog der Judaica und Hebraica, Stadtbibliothek Frankfurt / M. - Markus Nissa Weiss (1751-1817) early maskil and pioneering religious reformer in Hungary. Marcus Nissa Weiss received a strong Talmudic education, and although he was a businessman, would preach on occasion in his community, Ungvar. In an 1808 autobiography, he recorded his sudden transformation wrought by the establishment of the Josephinian school system. - Mit einem gedruckten Widmungszettel vom Verleger, wohl auf Veranlassung von Weis an den Käufer dieses Buches auf dem Innendeckel vorne: "Diese Büchlein sind zu haben bey dem Verfasser selbst, dermalenzu Wien in der Rothenthurmstrasse beym Küßenpfenning Nro. 769... Verehrungswürdige Abnehmer, welche dieses Werkchen lesenswürdig finden sollten, werden vom Verfasser höflichst ersucht, ihn und seine Schrift an Freundinnen und Freunde nach befundenem Werthe gütigst anzuempfehlen." In einem fliederfarbenem Seideneinband mit hübsch marmorierten Vorsatzblättern. - Der Rücken etwas ausgeblichen, die empfindliche Seide dort einige Male angerauht und leicht fadenscheinig, am Rücken oben und unten etwas bestoßen, die Deckel leichter berieben, die Vorsätze sehr schwach stockfleckig, ansonsten eine gute Ausgabe, innen meist fleckenfrei, auf schwererem Papier!

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

      Edinburgh - Printed for Gray, Maver, & Co., 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice original binding for thisearly edition of Laurence Sterne&#39;s works. Bound in marble calf with gilt lettering. Laurence Sterne (1713 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Condition: The bindings of the text blocks are tight and firm. Some of the inner hinges are strained and the outer hinges starting. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. A couple of the volumes have evidence ofinsect holesto the boards only. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with the occasional handling mark or mild spotting. Some of the pages are very slightly browned around the edges and volume four has an ink signature on the front pastedown. Overall the condition is good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Le médecin de montagne, ou le Guide des praticiens de campagne et des personnes charitables qui s employent à secourir les malades : nouvelle médecine et chirurgie des pauvres. Traduit du suédois, de Roseen, par Mr. C. médecin ; précédé d'une introduction par P.V., Médecin de la Faculté de Montpellier.

      Lyon, chez les Frères Périsse, an 12.-1803. - In-12, frontispice, (4), 8, LVIII, (2), 345, 11 pp., basane marbrée de l'époque, pièce de titre, tranches marbrées, quelques épidermures sur les plats, coins émoussés. Première édition française, rare. Le frontispice et la page de titre sont reproduits dans le catalogue de la bibliothèque de Waller. Hans Sallander, rédacteur de ce célèbre catalogue, indique : "The portrait signed Roseen médecin suédois represents the well known Swiss quack Michael Schuppach". Si l"attribution à Rosen de Rosenstein semble douteuse, rien en revanche ne permet d"affirmer que cet ouvrage est l"oeuvre d"un charlatan. La valeur de cet ouvrage ne parait pas inférieure, loin s"en faut, aux livres de médecine populaire rédigés par les médecins de l"époque. Les traitements proposés sont souvent conformes aux préceptes médicaux alors en vigueur ; ils paraissent parfois judicieux. Dans le traitement du cancer, l auteur préconise "d'extirper la tumeur avec l'instrument tranchant", après la prise, pendant 1 à 2 mois, d'extraits de ciguë (on pourrait y voir une préfiguration de la chimiothérapie néo-adjuvante moderne). Contre le scorbut, il préconise des fruits (oranges, ) et des végétaux (épinards, cresson, . ). On trouve in fine un "tableau des médicamens reconnus par l'observation pour les plus utiles en Médecine, et indispensables dans la Pharmacie et le jardin des Praticiens des Campagnes". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS By SAMUEL JOHNSON 1803 Signed by JOHN MCLEAN

      PHIL: PUBLISHED FOR BENJAMIN JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA - COALE & OLIVER, PRINTERS , 1803. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS By SAMUEL JOHNSON 1803 Signed by JOHN MCLEAN AUTHOR: SAMUEL JOHNSON PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: PUBLISHED FOR BENJAMIN JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA - COALE & OLIVER, PRINTERS 1803 EDITION: Reprint Editions assumed, but the pencil notations is claiming 1st in America CATEGORY: Signed, Poetry, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown CONDITION: The books are without dust jackets as issued. Overall, both volumes are still in good condition; both volumes have scuffing/rubbing to the corner edges of the boards; volume I has some worm like holes and trails to the back board and a small chip to the front; volume II has a piece of old style tape to the back corner lower edge of the hinge. INSIDE OF BOTH VOLUMES, THE NAME JOHN MCLEAN IS SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE; THERE IS A VERY OLD INSCRIPTION INSIDE BOTH VOLUMES STATING "THIS BOOK WAS ONCE OWNED BY JOHN MCLEAN. HIS GENUINE AUTOGRAPH APPEARS ON THE TITLE PAGE. IT IS REGARDED BY COLLECTORS AS A VERY RARE ITEM - W.K.B." There are glued newspaper McLean County History Quizzes on the inside front board of each volume. Both volumes have minor pencil notations that can easily be erased about the editions; there is also a name written in pencil that can easily be erased. There are some heavy pencil notations about the contents of the book on the back of each last free endpapers in both books (can be erased away). Books are without other marks or writings, pages are fairly clean and books are tight and sturdy. There is some vertical taping to the inside gutters of the endpapers and boards. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 403, 423 pages. Overall these two volumes are still in good condition for their age. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS; WITH CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR WORKS. IN TWO VOLUMES. A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED. Reprint Editions assumed, but the pencil notations is claiming 1st in America. PUBLISHED FOR BENJAMIN JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA - COALE & OLIVER, PRINTERS 1803. John Mclean was one of the first senators from the state of Illinois. Currently, Mclean County Illinois is named from the senator. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it&#39;s on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 650 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006710 .

      [Bookseller: FairView Books]
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        NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, appliquée aux ARTS . 24 VOLUMES ( Complet ) Edition Originale ornée de 261 Planches

      - Paris . Chez Deterville , de l'imprimerie de Crapelet . AN XI / 1803 . EDITION ORIGINALE . 24 volumes sous cartonnage d'attente et étiquette imprimée d' époque . In-8 de environs 580 pages par volume . Nous avons compté 261 planches . Petite mouillure en marge d'une partie d'un volume , un manque sur un dos et des petits défauts aus reliures , des rousseurs sur une partie des planches . Sinon tres frais , non rogné , en partie non coupé , 13,5 x 22 cm . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA FRANCE GALANTE]
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