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        Géometrie de Position, par. de l'Institut National de France, de l'Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Dijon.

      chez J.B.M. Duprat, de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet An XI - 1803, Paris - 2 h. inc. port., XXXVIII p., 1 h., 489 p., 15 láminas plegadas. Pergamino moderno, tejuelo e hilos en lomo.Primera edición. Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot repartió su vida entre la investigación matemática y la dedicación política y militar durante la Revolución y el Imperio, llegó a ser diputado de la Asamblea Legislativa. Esta obra le situará como fundador de la Geometría Moderna.Las obras de Carnot conocieron un gran éxito e influyeron considerablemente en las investigaciones geométricas de principios del siglo XIX, por la difusión del conocimiento de numerosos teoremas, de los que un gran número eran de naturaleza proyectiva, popularizando la geometría de la regla y volviendo a habituar a los geómetras al estudio de las transformaciones geométricas.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Geometrie de Position

      J.B.M. Duprat; L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Paris 1803 - Small Quarto. Leather Hardcover, 1803. First Edition. Ex-library, with call number on spine, stamp on title page, and markings on the front endpapers. xxxviii, (ii), 489pp, with 15 fold-out plates. Text in French. Bound in brown leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Surfaces are lightly sooiled and worn. Joint ends are cracking. Hinges starting, though the textblock is quite sturdy. Edges faintly tinted red. The pages are clean and intact, with some mild foxing. Light dampstaining along the top edge of several plates, but this never extends onto the illustration. In addition to being a mathematician who contributed to the field of geometry with this title, Carnot was also well-known for his heavy political and military involvement in the French Revolution and the ensuing reign of Napoleon. Front pastedown bookplate indicates this was once in the library of Henry J.S. Smith (1826-1883), mathematician and president of the London Mathematical Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters from His Excellency George Washington, to Arthur Young, Esq., F.R.S., and Sir John Sinclair, Bart., M.P., containing an account of his Husbandry, with his Opinions on Various Questions in Agriculture; and Many Particulars of the Rural Economy of the United States

      128 pp. 8vo, cont. tree sheep (some browning due to the quality of the paper), red morocco lettering piece on spine. Alexandria: Printed by Cottom & Stewart, 1803. First collected edition and a very nice copy. The Young and Sinclair letters were originally published separately in 1801 and 1800, respectively. This is the first edition to contain both, published in Virginia within a few years of Washington's death. These letters offer perhaps the best picture from his own pen of Washington as an agriculturist and plantation owner, seeking to improve both his own lands and those of his country through this correspondence with two of the leading British agricultural theorists. Fine copy. Stamp of the George Sverdrup Library, Augsburg College on paste-down endpapers. ❧ Church 1296. Howes W138. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        [K 141]. Te Deum a 4 Voci [Subtitle]: coll' accompagnamento di due Violini, Bassi e Organo... Partitura... mit unterlegtem deutschen Texte von Prof. C.A. H. Clodius. [KV141 (66b)]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (without plate number). [1803]. Tall folio. Sewn. [1] (title), 2-20 pp. & & Slightly frayed at edges; minor creasing to upper margins; some minor staining. . First Edition. Haberkamp I, p. 81 and II, 23. Hoboken 11, 5. RISM M4124 (no copies recorded in the U.S.). & & "Mozart's only Te Deum, K141, is believed to have been composed in Salzburg at the end of 1769 and is modelled almost bar-for-bar on Michael Haydn's Te Deum for Grosswardein (1760). Its four movements contain functional, syllabic and homophonic choral writing, except for an impressively climactic duple-metred double fugue ('In te Domine speravi'). The 'Miserere nostri' (bars 118-25) also stands apart as a beautiful, prayerful passage for soft a cappella voices." Eisen and Keefe: The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia, p. 460. & & The autograph of this work is unknown.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Abhandlung über die Entbindungskunst.

      Heinrich Gräff,, Leipzig, 1803 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1803. Gross-Folio. 7 n.n. Bl., 216 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 2 Anfangsvignetten, 46 gestochenen Kupfertafeln und 21 Vignetten im Text. Halblederband um 1840 mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Waller 6594. - Hirsch-H. IV, 229. - Blake 307. - Garrison-M. 6161 (für Ausabe St. Petersburg 1791). - HOH 1161 (ebenfalls für Ausgabe 1791). - Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe von 1791 bei der nur das Titelblatt mit dem Verlag und Erscheinungsjahr verändert wurde, ansonsten identisch mit der Erstausgabe. Mohrenheim wurde Leibarzt von Katharina II, auf deren Befehl das Werk gedruckt wurde. Die Qualität der 46 Tafeln, die meist in Lebensgrösse gestochen sind, machen das Buch zu einem der berühmtesten Werke der Geburtshilfe des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Titelblatt angestaubt und mit alter Papierrestauratur am unteren Rand. Das erste nicht numerierte Blatt des Inhaltsverzeichnis mit Japanpapier geklebt. Marmorpapierbezug des Einbanddeckels verblasst. Ecken etwas bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch Halblederband um 1840 mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        [The Works:]

      London: for A. Strahan; T. Cadell and W. Davies, and others,, 1803–06. The History of America; … Scotland; … the Reign of the Emperor Charles V; … India. 12 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red and green lettering-pieces, green circular numbering-pieces, smooth spines with gilt roundels in compartments, sides with gilt Greek key roll, marbled endpapers, by Barrett of Oxford, with his ticket in the first volume. Frontispiece portraits, 8 folding maps. Barnsley Park bookplates. Some rubbing, occasional foxing, slight craquelure to sides, still a very good, handsome set. An assembled library set of the collected works of the historian William Robertson, in mixed editions: America, 10th ed. 1803; Scotland, 17th ed. 1806; Charles V, 11th ed. 1806; and India, 4th ed. 1804. From the library at Barnsley Park, Gloucestershire, where the library of Sir Isaac Newton was moved in 1778, though this set long postdates that event. Robertson's "four published historical works … helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Printed by Luke Hansard for G. & W. Nicol [and others], 1803-1806-1813-1816-1817.. Five quarto volumes. [2],xii,[8],391pp. plus five folding maps; v,[11],482pp. plus six maps (five folding) and four plates; [10],437pp. plus ten maps (two folding) and nine plates; xviii,580pp. plus four maps (three folding); vii,[1],178,[2, sectional title of Index],179-237pp. plus two maps (one folding) and folding plate. Six woodcuts in text. Large quarto. 20th-century three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards, elaborately gilt spines, leather labels, original endpapers preserved. Armorial bookplate and tiny inventory sticker on each front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Near fine. "The most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject" - Hill. Burney sailed as lieutenant on Cook's second and third voyages. His work on A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY... was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, and Burney was given complete access to Banks' extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts. Many of the accounts published by Burney remain unavailable elsewhere, and the present work will always be one of the chief authorities on Pacific exploration. Burney covers the 250 years of exploration before Cook, beginning with Magellan and ending with Bougainville. Detailed accounts of the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch voyages are printed, well illustrated with maps and views. Volume IV was apparently particularly popular, as it contains Burney's account of the pirates (see Vol. IV, pp.1-326). This section of the work was republished separately in 1816 as HISTORY OF THE BUCCANEERS OF AMERICA (London, 1816). The volumes are arranged chronologically, as follow: Volume I: From the Earliest Discovery of the Pacific by Europeans to the voyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1579. Volume II: From 1579 to 1620 (Sarmiento de Gamboa, Thomas Cavendish, Merick, Quiros, Spilbergen, Schouten, Le Maire, Nodal, etc.). Volume III: From 1620 to 1688 (the Nassau Fleet, Kwast, Tasman, Brouwer, Narbrough, Peche, La Roche, etc.). Volume IV: From 1688 to 1723 (buccaneers: Spaniards in Hayti, Careri, Halley, Dampier, Woodes, Rogers, Frezier, etc.). Volume V: From 1723 to 1764 (New Philippine Islands, Bouvet, Anson, Bougainville, etc.). HOWES B1002, "c." SABIN 9387. HILL 221. HOCKEN, pp.30-34. FERGUSON 372.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Volume of 15 Pamphlets on the Establishment and Conduct of the City.

      1803 - The Early Years of Washington, D.C. [Washington, D.C.]. [Volume of Fifteen Pamphlets on the Establishment and Conduct of the City]. Washington, DC: Printed by A. and G. Way [and other printers], 1803-1818. Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, red and black lettering pieces to spine (reading Laws/of the/Corporation and Vol I./From the/ First to 15th Council/Inclusive. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards, minor worming to spine and pastedowns. Moderate toning and occasional browning and light foxing to text, internally clean. * This fascinating volume offers an excellent perspective on the formative years of Washington, D.C., from the 1803 "Act to Incorporate the Inhabitants of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia" to 1818 legislation to pave roads in the district. This volume contains fifteen volumes of acts passed by the first fifteen governing councils. Eleven are titled Acts of the Corporation of the City of Washington (1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1816). The remaining four are titled Laws Passed by the Eighth [Twelfth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth] Council (1810, 1815, 1817, 1818). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Danish Hussars charging the Enemy.

      . Coloured aquatint. Engr. by I. Bluck after a drawing by C. Gessner. London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts 1803. 45,5 x 56 cn..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Mémoire pour le chef de brigade Magloire Pélage, et pour les habitans de la Guadeloupe, chargés, par cette colonie, de l'administration provisoire, après le départ du capitaine-général Lacrosse, dans le mois de brumaire an 10.

      Paris, Desenne, Petit, Le Normant, Veuve Dufresne, an XI-1803, - 2 vol. in-8, [4]-326-XL et VIII-358-[2] pp., basane fauve, dos lisse, chainette dorée au dos, tranches bleues (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Rare, et important pour l'histoire de la Guadeloupe au début du XIXe siècle. Pélage était cet officier de couleur auquel le contre-amiral Lacrosse, nommé capitaine-général de la colonie en 1800, avait refusé de remettre le commandement de la garnison, à la mort du général Béthencourt, alors que cette fonction lui revenait légalement comme officier le plus ancien dans le grade le plus élevé (août 1801). Il s'ensuivit une sédition des troupes, bientôt rejointes par une partie de la population : Lacrosse fut expulsé de la colonie en novembre 1801, et Pélage avait mis en place une commission de gouvernement, dont il devint le chef, tout en protestant de sa fidélité à la République. Bonaparte négligea ces démonstrations d'allégeance, et persista à ne voir dans ces événements qu'une révolte coloniale : la réponse fut l'expédition confiée à Richepanse, avec les suites que l'on sait. Ce mémoire, rédigé par Flasans en collaboration avec son ami Jean-Thomas Langlois, ancien avocat, forme la défense de Pélage et des habitants qui avaient participé à sa commission de gouvernement. Le tome II est entièrement occupé par les pièces justificatives. Sabin, 25674. Chadenat, 828.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Dances of Death, trough the Various Stages of Human Life: Wherein the Capriciousness of that Tyrant is exhibited in forty-six Copper-plates, done from the Original Designs, which were cut in wood, and afterwards painted, by John Holbein, in the Town-House of Basil. To which are prefixed, descriptions of each plate in French and English, with the scripture text from which the designs were taken. Etched by D. Deuchar.

      S. Gosnell for John Scott and Thomas Ostell,, London, 1803 - London, S. Gosnell for John Scott and Thomas Ostell, 1803. Privater Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, ornamentale Goldprägung auf beiden Deckel. 8°. 47 Seiten. 2 Blatt. Neben den 46 Kupfern mit lateinischen Bildunterschriften und dem jeweiligen Begleittext in Englisch und Französisch sind 5 weitere Kupfer enthalten. Als Frontispiz Adam und Eva, ein Porträt von H. Holbein, zwei Blätter bezeichnet mit "Creatio mundi" und "Mortalium nobilitas" und ein nicht bezeichneter zweizeiliger Todesreigen. Die Blätter insbesondere in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar Privater Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, ornamentale Goldprägung auf beiden Deckel. 8°. 47 Seiten. 2 Blatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books: 14th Ed.;

      London printed by A Strahan 1803 - HARDBACKS, original full-calf, gilt lettering on spine labels, gilt decoration to cover edges, frontispiece to Book I, pages: xvi, 485; vii, 519, xix - appdx,; vii, 455, xxxiv - appdx.; vii, 443, vii - appdx., [lxviii] - index, 128mm x 210mm (5" x 8.25"), heads, tails and corners bumped and rubbed with small chips, covers lightly used and a little rubbed in places, small split in lower hinge of front end-papers to Book I, otherwise a very fine, clean set. This is a heavy set and will incur additional postage.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Ruins of an Ancient Temple Near Corinth

      London. Published by R.Boyer in 1803. From Ainlies series "Views in the Ottoman Empire" - A very detailed Hand-colored aquatint engravings measuring 13” x 18 ¼”. While Sir Robert Ainslie was England’s ambassador to Turkey at Constantinople from 1776 until 1792, he amassed a collection of original drawings by the Italian artist Luigi Mayer. Views in the Ottoman Empire depicts, by means of vividly hand-colored folio aquatints, 48 views, originally drawn by Mayer, of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Constantinople, Ephesus, Latachia, Tortosa, Samos and Jerusalem. Overall in very good condition with light foxing and staining in the margins.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The City of Corinth

      London. Published by R.Boyer in 1803. From Ainlies series "Views in the Ottoman Empire", 1803. - A very detailed Hand-colored aquatint engravings measuring 13” x 18 ¼”. While Sir Robert Ainslie was England’s ambassador to Turkey at Constantinople from 1776 until 1792, he amassed a collection of original drawings by the Italian artist Luigi Mayer. Views in the Ottoman Empire depicts, by means of vividly hand-colored folio aquatints, 48 views, originally drawn by Mayer, of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Constantinople, Ephesus, Latachia, Tortosa, Samos and Jerusalem. Overall in very good condition with light foxing and staining in the margins.

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        the costume of the Russian Empire illustrated by a series of 73 engravings

      London. W Miller 1803 - Folio.title page plus 73 aquatints in color with explicative separate text in English and french.This is the 4 issue of the general collection of costumes produced by Miller.The plates are based on the work by G. Gorgi published at St Petersburg circa 1776-80.Very good copy with full red russia gilt,spine gilt and gilt covers,little rubbed. Ref: Abbey NR 244. Colas 702 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        A Description Of The Jail Distemper As It Appeared Amongst The Spanish Prisoners, At Winchester, In The Year 1780

      J Johnson 1803 - Brown half-leather with brown patterned boards. Gilt lettering to spine and 8 bands. Externally rubbed, worn at edges. Inner hinges cracked. Corners bumped. Previous owner's inscription to fep and title page. Text block physically neat, pages are tanned. Contains an appendix with an account of the experiment on board the Union Hospital Ship in 1795. Contains intact pull out diagrams and figs. Scarce. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 720g. (YBP Ref: 1254/19 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spectator.

      London: Printed by C. Whittingham, Published by John Sharpe, 1803 - 8 volumes small 8vo; T.I: vi, 404p., [12p. Index]; T.II: vi, 422p., [13p. Index]; T.III: iv, 399p., [11p. Index]; T.IV: viii, 366p., [9p. Index].; T.V: [ii], 377p., [9p. Index]; T.VI: iv, 374p., [17p. Index]; T.VII: vi, 405p., [11p. Index]; T.VIII: vii, [i], 342p., [9p. Index]. Frontispice portrait in each volume (Addison, Congreve, Pope, Swift, Steele, Parnell, Hughes and Gove), illustrated title page for each volume, and engraved title pages for 30 individual numbers bound in. Illustrations by Thurston, Singleton, Stothard, Tresham, Loutherbourg, Thomson, Westall, Kneller, Opie, Artaud, Burney, Richardson, Howard, Fuseli, Tomkins? Elegant contemporary binding in full mottled calf, gilt contour on boards, flat ornemented spine with dark green title label. One or two damp stains, worm hole through twenty pages T.I. but a very nice set. Complete set of the six hundred and thirty-five numbers of "The Spectator", reprinted as originally issued. Founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele it was published 6 times a week from 1st March 1711 until 6th December 1712, and then, without the collaboration of Steele, three times a week from 18th June to 20th December 1714 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). The paper was aimed to provide educated talking points, enliven morality with wit, understand that culture and taste transcend political differences. Among those subjects discussed: "Women the more powerful part of our people", "Sign-posts, the absurdities of many of them", "Gigglers in church reproved", "Socrates, his notion of pleasure and pain", "Boileau censured, and for what", "Greeks and Romans, the different methods observed by them in the education of their children", "Queen Ann Boleyn"s last letter to King Henry"?and many "Letters" in each volume, some of which, it is suspected, were written by the editors themselves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Costume of the Russian Empire

      London: William Miller. Good. 1803. First Edition. First edition with W. Elgar 1796 watermarked text. Ex (uncirculating) library, with minimal markings (none external), none of which affect the plates or their margins. Half green morocco, marbled boards, ruled hubs. 73 nicely hand-colored lithographed plates.; Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        DISERTACION HISTORICO-GEOGRAFICA SOBRE EL ORIGEN, NOMBRE Y POBLACION DE MADRID, así en tiempo de moros como de cristianos. Por. Bibliotecario Decano de S.M. Caballero Pensionado de la Real y Distinguida Orden Española de Carlos III y Académico.

      Administr. Real Arbitrio, Madrid 1803 - 20'5x14'5, anteport. (leves rastros de hum), port. (ídem), 2h, 108p (leve rastro hum. en últimas págs, marcas a lápiz). Plena piel con alguna rozadura, dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. "- Primera edición. Palau 216856. Según Mesonero Romanos, Pellicer hizo observaciones precisas a este respecto y "llegó hasta averiguar y demostrar el origen de la equivocada antigüedad y nombre dados a Madrid" (El antiguo Madrid, p.6, ed. 1881)." 1803

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems on Various Subjects.

      London: Sold by Longman and Rees and J. Hatchard 1803. - This is the first book of Anne MacVicar Grant (1755-1838), the Glasgow-born poet and author. Grant and her mother followed her father, a military man, to New York in 1758, and they remained there for ten years. She discusses her experiences in Memoirs of an American Lady (1808). In 1779, she married a clergyman named Grant, who was garrison-chaplain at Fort Augustus and minsiter of the parish of Laggan in Inverness-shire. Her husband's death in 1801 left her penniless and in need of providing for her children, so she began a writing career. Her works include Letters from the Mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady between the years 1773 and 1807 (1807), Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders (1811), and translations of Ossian. Her literary friends included Scott, Lockhart, and DeQuincey. Octavo. pp. 1-10, pp. 17-447. (Despite erratic pagination, the text is complete.) Long subscriber's list at rear (according to Jackson, the subscribers totaled 3,000). Contemporary blue boards, uncut and partially unopened, rebacked to style, with new printed paper label. Edges of boards rubbed, old ownership signature, dated 1859. A very good copy. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        An Act for regulating the Vessels carrying Passengers from the United Kingdom to His Majesty's Plantations and Settlements Abroad or to Foreign Parts, with respect to the Number of such Passengers

      Edinburgh: printed by Sir D. Hunter Blair & J. Bruce, 1803. Folio, pp. [1]-14; disbound from stab-sewn binding, some browning, marginal paper repair to first leaf but overall good condition. Surgeons on convict vessels. One of the most important amendments to the laws of Transportation, formalising the requirement for convict vessels to carry a Surgeon, and thus directly responsible for a huge improvement in mortality rates. The Act is also interesting for noting some of the abuses rampant aboard convict transports and other passenger vessels travelling from Britain. The First Fleet had been provisioned by the Admiralty itself, and the Surgeons on board, led by John White, had an excellent record. From the Second Fleet onwards the task was contracted to private companies, infamously derelict on the Second Fleet itself, and with wildly varying results over the ensuing decade. On several occasions officers colluded to deny the convicts their correct rations so the surplus could be sold upon arrival at Port Jackson for a handsome profit. A plan to return convicts to naval vessels was scuppered by the ongoing conflict with France. This Act regulated the terms of carrying all passengers, free or convict, detailing acceptable provisioning and the role of the Surgeon, and allowing for a bond of £50 per head to be paid by the owners of any vessel. Although abuses continued aboard the convict transports conditions did improve overall, and the casualty rate for convicts sent to New South Wales fell from one in ten between 1795 and 1801 to one in forty-six for the period 1802-1812. One curious curious result was that British conservatives started to criticise the transports as being too comfortable and therefore a poor deterrent to crime.

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        Oeuvres complètes. Nouvelle édition

      Paris,chez Jean-François Bastien,1803 - 6 volumes, In-8, Elle contient la vie de l'auteur, les mémoires particulers sur sa personne, ses ouvrages, et sur l'origine de Tristram Shandy ; les Opinions de Tristram Shandy ; le Voyage sentimental avec suite et conclusion ; Lettres d'Yorick à Elisa ;

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        THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised,

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Dawson Bensley and Cooke. 1803 - 8vo, (207x136mm), collates: A-T8., some spotting and finger-soiling. Bound in an all-encompassing case of darkened tinplate, with a large brass ring rivetted on to the lover cover, and the remains of a brass clasp at the fore-edge. This fascinating example of an unusual binding has undergone some restoration and has been recased into its metal covers, a recent typed noted (alas unsigned) by the re-binder outlining the work that was undertaken is loosely inserted. It would seem reasonable to speculate that this unusual example of the bookbinder's craft was perhaps intended for display in either a gaol or a workhouse, doubtless to improve the minds of the unfortunate inmates, the brass ring on the lower cover suggests that it was intended for fixing, probably with a chain, to some immovable object so perhaps the possibility of its former use in a gaol might be the more likely explanation. The pages show the signs of some, though not excessive use, so perhaps it did some good, but doubtless not as much as was intended.

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        Memorie su la respirazione. Opera postuma.

      appresso Agnello Nobile,, Milano, 1803 - 2 voll. in-8° (225x140mm), pp. XXXII, 154, (4); (4), 136; brossura originale decorata con dorsi rivestiti in carta marmorizzata adorni di titolo calligrafato su tasselli in carta. Ex-libris manoscritti in data 1816 di uno studente in medicina di Pavia. Bell'esemplare in barbe. Prima edizione italiana, posteriore di alcuni mesi alla prima edizione assoluta (la traduzione francese curata dal Senebier e pubblicata a Ginevra) di questa importante opera sulla respirazione degli animali. La presente edizione venne certamente curata dal lodigiano Bassiano Carminati (1750-1830), professore di medicina a Pavia e tratta principalmente della fisiologia respiratoria delle chiocciole, dei lumaconi, delle anitre, dei cigni, etc. Prandi, p. 64. DSB, XII, pp. 553-567. Gottlieb, A history of respiration, p. 54. Waller, 9101. Osler, 1220. Heirs of Hippocrates, 989. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry, delivered in the University of Edinburgh.

      Longman and Rees / William Creech, Edinburgh 1803 - 2vols. 4to. Pp lxvi, 556; 762. Portrait frontis. to vol1 and 3 engraved plates with their explanations at the end of vol 2. No index. Coeval full calf, gilt, with contrasting title label. Bindings rubbed and with some wear to spines. Endpapers browned and with off-setting from the portrait frontis. A tight, sound copy with no weakness to the hinges. With the Signature of Mr Oswald Scotstoun to head of title pages. Postage at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue De La Colonie Espagnole Du Mississippi, Ou Des Provinces De Louisiane Et Floride Occidentale, En L'Année 1802, Par Un Observateur Résident Sur Les Lieux

      Paris: L' Imprimerie Expeditive, 1803., 1803. 8vo. pp. xx, 318, 5, [1]avis au relieur, [3]errata. complete with half-title. 2 folding hand-coloured engraved maps. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked retaining endleaves & spine label (corners worn). engraved bookplates of Robert R.Livingston of Clermont & John Bigelow. First Edition. An interesting account of Louisiana, published in the year of the Louisiana Purchase, including varied details and observations on climate and physical geography, trade, population, flora and fauna, the timber industry, the cultivation of cotton, indigo, tobacco, rice, and other products, native races, government, law, the refining of sugar, slavery, the Creoles, the Acadians, fashionable dress, social life in New Orleans, &c. The author was born in Santo Domingo, where he became 'procureur du roi' before the slave uprising. The present work is based on his two and a half years' residence in Louisiana. The two maps engraved by Blondeau, the royal engraver, depict (1) Lower Louisiana and West Florida, New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi, and (2) the Upper Mississippi as far south as Natchez. A wonderful association copy. Robert R.Livingston of Clermont [1746-1813] was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775-76, 1779-81, 1784-85. Serving on the congressional committee appointed to draft a declaration of independence, he was one of the principal speakers for its postponement, on the grounds that it was inexpedient. From 1781 to 1783 he acted as secretary of the newly created Department of Foreign Affairs. He was also active in New York affairs, notably serving on the committee to draft the first New York constitution, 1777, and holding the post of chancellor of New York State, 1777-1801. "Except for Alexander Hamilton, no individual contributed more towards New York's ratification of the Federal Constitution.As U.S. minister to France, 1801-04, he scored the greatest diplomatic success recorded in American history by seizing the opportunity offered the United States for the purchase of Louisiana." (Concise Dict. of Am. Biography) This copy later belonged to John Bigelow [1817-1911], who served as consul-general at Paris, 1861-65, and minister to France, 1865-66. Barbier IV 1115. Clark II 79. Howes B-389. Rader 352. Sabin 4962. Streeter III 1530. Winsor XII p. 550.. 1st Edition.

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        Catalogue des Livres imprimés et des Manuscrits, ainsi que de très-beaux Livres d’Estampes, composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. de Boissy,

      - Dont la Vente se fera le lundi 28 germinal an 11 (18 avril 1803) et jours suivans en sa maison, rue Saint Antoine, no. 311 4 p.l., 183 pp. 8vo, attractive antique speckled calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Barrois l’aîné, et Fils and Alexandre, 1803. The rare sale catalogue of the library of Charles Desprez de Boissy (1730?-87), a leading French theater critic of the time. A lawyer to the Paris parlement, he was a member of many scientific and literary societies in France and Italy and the author of highly esteemed works on the theater. "La collection de ce amateur érudit contenait d’importants manuscrits et de nombreux autographes. On y remarquait surtout douze volumes in-folio de plans des forêts de la France et particulièrement de la forêt de Fontainebleau. Les imprimés se distinguaient par leurs reliures dont la plupart sortaient des mains de Derôme le jeune."–Guigard, II, p. 179. Fine copy. 3456 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. ? Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions.1643-1830, 431. N.B.G., 6, col. 464. Peignot, pp. 81-82. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Neu verfertigtes Catastrum des Königreichs Böhmen, darinn alle Herrschaften, Güter und Höfe, die zu den königl. Land- und Lehntafel, wie auch zu dem königl. Fiskalamte gehören, sammt ihren dermaligen Besitzern, dann die sämmtlichen Städte und Marktflecken, wie auch die sämmtlichen Poststazionen, Postpferd-Unterlegungen, und Post-Brief-Sammlungen, wie selbe dermal im dem Königreiche Böhmen bestehen, vorkommen; nebst einer neu verbesserten Postkarte für das Königreich Böhmen. Mit- gestochener Titelvignette, heraldischer Kopfvignette auf Widmungsblatt u. gefalt. Postkarte von Böhmen auf Nachsatzplatz. Stellenweise einfache Zierleisten im Text.

      Prag, Caspar Widtmann, [1803],. PBd.der Zeit, [9], 188 S., [3], lex.-8°. Einband gering berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken etwas beschabt. Titelblatt verso mit handschriftlicher Besitzerunterschrift (mit Bleistift) versehen. Innen frisch u. sauber. In besonders gutem Zustand. Sehr selten. Für ausführliche Aufnahmen bitte folgen Sie unsere Seiten: * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Systême Physique et Moral de la Femme, ou Tableau Philosophique De la Constitution, de l'Etat organique du tempérament, des Moeurs et des Fonctions propres au Sexe, par. / Nouvelle édition augmentée de l'Eloge historique de l'Auteur, par J. L. Alibert, Médecin de l'Hospital Saint-Louis

      - Paris: Chez Crapart, Caille et Ravier, Libraires, 1803.- 2 h., 283 p.; 8º (19 cm.); Plena Piel Valenciana moderna.- En perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      PUBLISHED FOR BENJAMIN JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA - COALE & OLIVER, PRINTERS, PHIL 1803 - 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'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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Evangelio en triunfo, ó historia de un filósofo desengañado

      - Octava Edición.- Madrid: En la Imp. de Don Joseph Doblado, 1803.- 4 Vols. (XX,440 p. + 7 lams.; 459 p. + 6 lams.; 420 p. + 6 lams.; 407 p. + 6 lams.): con 25 finas láminas grabadas al cobre por Enguidanos sobre dibujos de Antonio Guerrero; 4º menor; papel de hilo verjurado; Plena Piel Pasta Española época, lomera lisa, tejuelo rojo.- Aunque en el libro no va indicado el nombre del autor, es comunmente conocido que la obra fue escrita por el autor peruano Don Pablo de Olavide. La página 266 del tomo 2º con una doblez del papel en la que la impresión ha quedado bien si no se desdobla la hoja. La encuadernación con algunos pequeños desgastes. EN GENERAL EXCELENTE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Botanisches Bilderbuch für die Jugend und Freunde der Pflanzenkunde. Daraus 158 kolorierte Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Voß, 1794-1803. - Alle Tafeln sind jeweils auf Karton aufgezogen, 28,5 x 22 cm. In Holz-Schatulle aus der Zeit Die Trägerkartons wellig. Tafelränder angestaubt, einige wenige Tafeln etwas fleckig oder angestaubt. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Sammlung in schönem Kolorit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Supplement to the Account of the Pelew Islands;: Compiled from the Journals of the Panther and Endeavour, two vessels sent by the Honourable East India Company to those islands in the year 1790; and from the oral communications of Captain H. Wilson.

      Printed for Captain Henry Wilson., London 1803 - Slim Quarto, half title, title, [iv], 72pp, Five engraved plates. occasional marks, spotting, dust soiling. small margin repair. Original quarter calf [joints worn] over marbled boards, Uncut Copy. [ Hill catalogue notes, 'separately issued copies of Hockin in contemporary bindings are extraordinarily rare'.The Supplement contains narratives of the activities of the Panther and the Endeavour, East India Company ships which spent over a year in the Palau Islands, surveyed the coasts of New Guinea and China. The two ships had been sent to the region to convey the sad news of the death of Prince Lee Boo to his father Abba Thule, King of the Palau Islands.] [ includes "Vocabulary of the Pelew Language ] Only a few copies were issued as separate volumes. Hill 816. Rare Copy Original Binding, Uncut. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books, With the Last.

      1803 - Blackstone's Commentaries, Eller 26 Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Christian, Sir Edward [d. 1823], Editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. With the Last Corrections of the Author: And with Notes and Additions. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, table of consanguinity, folding table of descents. Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, some minor scuffs and stains to boards, a few joints and hinges cracked or starting, offsetting to margins, light toning to text. Early owner inscription to each front pastedown, interiors otherwise clean. A handsome set. * Fourteenth edition. Paging irregular, following Blackstone's paging in margin. "Since the publication of the thirteenth edition, 1800, Christian had become Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely, and the Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. These titles appear on title pages of this fourteenth edition, in which his notes are printed as footnotes": Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 26. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SIECLES DE LOUIS XIV et LOUIS XV du Tome 1 à 5 (complet en 5 volume)

      PIERRE & FIRMIN DIDOT 1803 - R240000379: 252+245+218+262+336 pages. Ouvrage cartonné demi - cuir, filet doré, et fleuron doré, titre et tomaison sur pièce de titre dorée. Passage de vers sur le dos et sur quelques pages. Sur le tome 1 et tome 4, manque coiffe de tête. Editions stéréotypés d'après le procédés de Firmin DIDOT. In-18 Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des loix, (lois) decrets et autres actes du Gouvernement du canton de Vaud, et des actes de la Diète Helvétique qui concernent ce canton. Tome 1 (1803) au tome LI (1854). Répertoire 1803 à 1834 et 1803 à 1845, 2 volumes, joint à la série (même reliure) le Code de procédures civile du canton de Vaud 1870. 48 Volumes.

      H. Vincent - Louis Vincent 1803-1856, Lausanne, - demi-cuir de l?époque, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison en cuir vert. Série en bon état.

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        The Works:] The History of America; Scotland; the Reign of the Emperor Charles V; India.

      London: for A. Strahan; T. Cadell and W. Davies, and others, 1803–06 - 12 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red and green lettering-pieces, green circular numbering-pieces, smooth spines with gilt roundels in compartments, sides with gilt Greek key roll, marbled endpapers, by Barrett of Oxford, with his ticket in the first volume. Some rubbing, occasional foxing, slight craquelure to sides, still a very good, handsome set. Frontispiece portraits, 8 folding maps. Barnsley Park bookplates. An assembled library set of the collected works of the historian William Robertson, in mixed editions: America, 10th ed. 1803; Scotland, 17th ed. 1806; Charles V, 11th ed. 1806; and India, 4th ed. 1804. From the library at Barnsley Park, Gloucestershire, where the library of Sir Isaac Newton was moved in 1778, though this set long postdates that event. Robertson's "four published historical works helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland" (ODNB).

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        Sportsman's Cabinet; or, A Correct Delineation of the Various Dogs Used inthe Sports of the Field: including the Canine Race in General. Consisting of A Series of Engravings of Every Distinct Breed. 2 vols.

      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 uponthe Distemper, Canine Madness, and the Hydrophobia. By a Veteran Sportsman.London : Printed and Published for the Proprietors, by J. Cundee,., 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, while stated frontis is placed opposite p.112. 4to, full calf. Includes "Newfoundland Dog"(pp.72-80,+ plate). Wear and fading to spines, heavy wear to edges, bookplates removed from endpapers, some foxing to half of the plates, else a clean, tight set. the two volume set for 2,200.00

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        On the State of Europe before and after the French Revolution; Being an Answer to L'État De La France à 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 - 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. Bookplate 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. 1 Kg. 397 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jérusalem Délivrée. Poëme, traduit de l'Italien. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée; enrichie de la Vite du Tasse; ornée de son portrait et de vingt belles gravures.

      Chez Bossange, Masson & Besson, An XI - 1803, A Paris, - 2 voll. in-8° (210x140mm), pp. LXXXVI, 353; (2), 354; bella legatura coeva in p. pelle bazzana marmorizzata con bordura ornamentale in oro lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi con ricchi decori ornamentali in oro, titolo e tomaison sempre in oro su doppio tassello rosso. Tagli dorati, unghie e labbri decorati in oro, sguardie in marmorizzatura azzurra. Segnacoli. Un ritratto del Tasso inciso su rame da Delvaux da disegno di Chasselas all'antiporta del primo vol. e complessive 20 tavv. su rame f.t., una in principio di ciascun canto proemiale, incise da vari artisti, tra cui Bonivet, Dambrun e Langlois, tutte da invenzione di Jean Jacques Le Barbier. Piccoli restauri a cuffie e cerniere. Qualche fioritura e arrossatura interna. Ottimo esemplare. Elegante edizione francese figurata del poema tassiano nella traduzione del Duca di Piacenza, Charles François Lebrun (1739-1824), uomo politico al servizio di Napoleone. Cohen-De Ricci, col. 978. Tassiana di Bergamo, 787. Guidi, p. 118. Brunet, V. 670: "Cette édition est plus belle et meilleure que la précédente". Quérard, IX, 350. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      OO OV(-1806) 1803 - Jahrgang 1802 - Juni 1805. 2 Bde. 17,5 x 11 cm. 424,368,384S.,XIV,127S., Fortsetzung ab S.194-368.,VIII,200S. dez.Rvg.u.Rsch. Etw.berieb.u.bestoß., Rck.oben leicht aufgepl. Vogel, Johann Ludwig Andreas V., geb. zu Arnstadt Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, 6. Jan. 1771, studierte seit 1791 zu Jena, promovierte daselbst 1794 mit der Diss.: "De faluitate", liess sich in demselben Jahre in Stadt-Ilm nieder, wurde 1799 zum Schwarzburg-Rudolstädt'schen Rath ernannt, siedelte 1811 nach Arnstadt, von da 1815 nach Sondershausen und später nach Gotha über, folgte 1818 einem Rufe als Bezirksarzt nach Esthland, wo er in der Nähe von Reval lebte und war seit 1823 Prof.der Med. in Kasan mit dem Titel Staatsrath, 1831 Mitglied der Commiss. zur Erforschung der Cholera in Saratow, überstand selbst die Cholera zu Kasan, erhielt 1837 einen Urlaub, nahm später seinen Wohnsitz in Gotha und lebte daselbst in Zurückgezogenheit bis zu seinem, 3.Sept.1840m erfolgten Tode. Er war ein sehr fruchtbarer Schriftsteller: "Taschenbuch für angeh. Geburtshelfer etc." (1798), "Vollständ.Lehrbuch der med.u.chirurg.Geburtshilfe" (1802), "Die Heilkunst der Wunden,Fracturen,Gliederstümpfe und Verbrennungen" (1817), u.a. " Seit 1802 eine "Gesundheitszeitung" und seit 1814 die Zeitschrift: "Hygaea" heraus.; - Mit mehr.gefalt.Tafeln.; Papierbedingt etw.gebräunt, zwei S. unten leicht ausgefr.,eine S. in der Mitte ausgefr.( den Text gehend).; vier lose.; einige S.größ.braunfl., sonst stellenw.etw.stockfl., einige S. oben etw.wasserfl.; Mit Exlibris Starkenstein auf Innendeckel u. Stempeln auf Titelblatt., Vorsatzp. mit Notiz. 1.100 gr. dez.Rvg.u.Rsch.

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        Répertoire du Théâtre François, ou, Recueil des tragédies et comédies restées au théâtre depuis Rotrou pour faire suite aux éditions in-octavo de Corneille, Molière, Racine, Regnard, Crébillon, et au théâtre de Voltaire. Avec des notices sur chaque auteur, et l'examen de chaque pièce .

      De l'Imorimerie de P. Didot l'aîné. Chez Perlet . 1803-4, Paris - First edition, this set from the library assembled at Voltaire's former home, the Chateau de Cirey (Champagne) by Mme de Simiane (1761-1835), sometime lover of Lafayette and later a correspondent of Fanny Burney. The set comprises: vols. 1-6 'tragédies'; vol. 7 'drames'; and vols. 8-23, 'comédies'. Petitot, himself a successful playwright here gathered the works of popular authors 'du second ou du troisième ordre' (Biographie universelle) to place alongside existing editions of the classics of French theatre. The Répertoire proved very popular, with a second edition with supplements appearing in 1819. 23 volumes, 8vo (195 × 120 mm), complete with 76 engraved plates by Guyon, Massard and others after Perin. Plates sometimes slightly browned and spotted. Contemporary sprinkled half calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels. Spine slightly faded, those to vols 22 & 23 also rather dry, but overall an excellent set form the Chateau de Cirey, with bookplates in each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Répertoire du théâtre françois, ou recueil des tragédies et comédies, restées au théâtre depuis Rotrou, pour faire suite aux éditions in-octavo de Corneille, Molière, Racine, Regnard, Crébillon, et au théâtre de Voltaire. Avec des Notices sur chaque auteur, et l'examen de chaque pièce.

      De L'imprimerie De P. Didot L'aîné, Avec des notices à Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné, chez Perlet, libraire 1803 - Livre ancien Monumentale et néanmoins gracieuse édition, illustrée de 87 gravures sur cuivre. Le prolixe littérateur Claude Bernard Petitot rédigea plus de 63 notices et regroupa plus de 120 ouvrages dramatiques à l'occasion de la publication de cette édition collective. L'une des plus importantes publications concernant le théâtre du XVIIIe s. Condition : 23 volumes in-8, reliés en demi veau glacé, dos ornés de fers apposés en à froid et au petit fer, pièces de titres et de tomaisons estampés au petit fer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pitcher Plant

      London 1803 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving, 21.5" x 18", The Pitcher Plant, is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. With only slight tearing on the left edge due to binding, The Pitcher Plant plate is brilliantly colored and in excellent condition.

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        Geschichte des Galvanismus. Nach Sue d. A. frey bearbeitet nebst Zusätzen und einer Abhandlung über die Anwendung des Galvanismus in der praktischen Heilkunde von Joh. Christ. Leop. Reinhold.

      Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1803. - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, XII, 227 S. - (1 Bl.), 229-328, 176 S., (1 Bl.). Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Vordergelenk restauriert). Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Vgl. Wheeler/Gift I, 630 und Roller/Goodman II, 474 (beide französ. Original-Ausgabe). - Das Werk bildet eine Umarbeitung für deutsche Naturforscher, da die Original-Ausgabe lediglich bloße Materialien zu einer Geschichte des Galvanismus enthielt und unter diesem Titel dem Bearbeiter Reinhold zufolge gar nicht hätte erscheinen dürfen. Die Gründe dafür waren größtenteils unvollständig abgedruckte französische Original-Abhandlungen, mangelnde Vertrautheit des Verfassers mit dem Galvanismus, Zusammenstellung der Abhandlungen ohne jeden wissenschaftlichen oder chronologischen Plan. "Statt der weggelassenen Aufsätze bereicherte ich meine Schrift mit andern ausländischen Gelehrten. Zwar finden sich unter diesen einige, die von Volta z. B., welche gewiß alle Physiker kennen; doch sind diese zu wichtige Materialien für die Geschichte des Galvanismus, als daß ich nicht jedem Tadel zu entgehen hoffen dürfte, wenn ich sie, die bis jetzt doch nur zerstreut sich finden, in einer der Sammlung dieser Materialien gewidmeten Schrift zusammenstellte. Endlich habe ich, um einige Ordnung in das Ganze zu bringen, diese Schrift in drey Abschnitte getheilt, von welchen der erste den einfachen, der zweyte den verstärkten, der dritte den auf Heilkunde angewendeten Galvanismus enthält. In jedem habe ich die einzelnen Aufsätze, so viel als möglich, in chronologischer Ordnung aufgeführt" (Vorrede). - Zu Beginn etwas, sonst nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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