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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 '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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        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'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!

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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'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..

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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]

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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'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 .

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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]

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        Histoire des Conferves d'eau douce, contenant leurs différens modes de reproduction, et la description de leurs principales espèces, suivi de l'histoire des Trémelles et des Ulves d'eau douce.

      Genève, J.J. Paschoud, 1803. 4to. pp. xv, 285, (3), with 17 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettering. Nissen BBI, 2042; Pritzel 9705; Sachs p. 207: "Vaucher, in his 'Histoire des Conferves ...' which appeared in 1803 and was far in advance of its time, called conjugation distinctly a sexual process; the optical means at his disposal did not enable him to observe the fertilisation in Vaucheria (Ectosperma)". An excellent copy of this important protozoological/ algological work.

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        L'ART DE FAIRE LE VIN d'Après la Doctrine de Chaptal.

      - Paris, An XI (1803), reprint, 22 x 13.5 cm., viii + 80 pages, uncut, original paper covers but the paper over the spine is almost entirely missing, contemporary title in ink on the front cover, very clean & uncut, but it needs the spine to be repaired or to have a new binding. NOTE 1: This copy appears never to have been fully bound, but stitched into temporary paper covers. NOTE 2: First published in 1801.

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        The Luxembourg or Palais du Senat with the Gardens and the Church of St. Sulpice on the left

      Richard Phillips, 71 St. Pauls Church Yard, London 1803 - Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two skillfully mended tears on the top margin outside the platemark. Top left corner has been expertly in-filled. Small mended tear on left margin outside platemark. Three tiny mended tears on bottom edge of sheet. A charming view of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris published by Richard Phillips, the infamous Jacobite printseller. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English and European artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record their country's natural beauties. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of important sights and architectural attractions. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These topographical prints were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. Published in both English and French this charming view is a superb example of the popular topographical prints, which Phillips sold in great quantity in his London shop. A true jack-of-all-trades, Sir Richard Phillips (1767 - 1840), was one of the most fascinating men of his day. Born in London to a Leicestershire family, his original name was Philip Richard. He began his career as hosier, but in 1790 established himself as a publisher and bookseller in Leicester. In 1792 he founded the "Leicester Herald", which he used as a platform for his radical beliefs. An ardent Jacobite, Phillip's shop became a depot for radical literature of the revolutionary period. In 1795 he was imprisoned for selling Paines' "Rights of Man", but he continued to edit the Leicester Herald throughout his imprisonment. After his release he set up his business in London where he established the infamous, "Monthly" magazine. In 1807 he became a sheriff of the City of London and was knighted in 1808. His publications included a vast number of elementary class books and cheap manuals as well as fine art prints and maps. Dictionary of National Biography. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ATLAS POUR SERVIR AU TABLEAU DE L' ESPAGNE MODERNE

      Editeur - PARIS, LEVRAULT FRERES - 1803Rare première édition de l'atlas - Il accompagnait les trois tomes de la troisième édition du titre (absents ici) - Contient une carte d'Espagne depliante et 14 planches gravées dont 7 depliantes - Demi - reliure moderne cuir brun, dos lisse orné, titre doré, plats marbrés - Petit manque (1 cm2) en coin de marge d'une planche, sinon parfait état, paratiquement exempt de rousseurs 27 cm, in - 4, relié

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        Abhandlung von der Geburtshülfe [in vier Theilen]

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1803. - 4 Bände in 2 [complett]. 8°, (XXVII),210, 192 S. mit 27 gefalteten Kupfertafeln; 259,(3) S., 1 Bl., (XVIII),268 S., mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafel; mit insgesamt 4 Titelkupfern sowie 4 Textkupfer im ersten Teil, restaurierte Hldrbde i.Stil d.Zt unter Verwendung der alten Rücken, aufwändig wurden alle Randfehlstellen selbst Wurmlöcher einer gründlichen Papierrestaurierung unterzogen, der alte RotSchnitt blieb erhalten, alter Besitzvermerk aV, schöne saubere Exemplare, Erster Theil: Verhaltungsregeln für Schwangere, Gebährende und Kindbetterinnen; Zweiter Theil: Behandlung natürlicher Geburten und ihrer Verschiedenheit; Dritter Theil: Behandlung widernatürlicher und gefährlicher Geburten und von den übeln Folgen im Kindbette; Vierter Theil: Vom Gebrauch der Instrumente.-- Raphael Johann S.Steidele( 1737-1823) - Prof. der Geburtshilfe an der Universität Wien 'galt zu seiner Zeit in der Geburtshilfe als eine Autorität ersten Ranges' [Hirsch V,519].- Modifizierte die Geburtszange.- Die Kupfertafeln zeigen verschiedene Geburtslagen, einen Geburtsstuhl, sowie großformatig 4 Instrumente.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.

      London, Luke Hansard for G. and W. Nicol a.o., 1803-17.5 volumes in 4. Large 4to. Contemporary half calf (expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down), spines gilt. With 6 woodcut illustrations and 41 engraved maps, charts, coastal profils and scenes of native life (15 folding).* First edition. - 'The most important general history of early South Sea discoveries, containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill). 'This important and comprehensive work brings the history of the Pacific discovery down to 1764, when Hawkesworth continnues it. It must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). Burney's collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, beginning with Magellan and ending with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti. Including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages. Many of the accounts published here would be inaccessible were they not herin collected. Volume four contains a history of the buccaneers of America. Burney sailed with Captain Cook as lieutenant on his second and third voyages. - Some foxing, slight browning and some offsetting in places otherwise a fine copy of the classic history of the South Seas before Cook.Ferguson 372; Hill 221; Sabin 9387; Hocken pp.30-34; Ferguson 372; Cox II, p.497; N.M.M.C.I, 49; not in Landwehr, VOC.

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        A Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Packet The Lady Hobart, on an island of icein the Atlantic Ocean, 28th of June 1803: with a particular account of the providential escape of the crew in two open boats.

      John Stockdale, London 1803 - Seventh edition. 8vo. Pp, 46. 1 page publisher's advert. Half morocco, gilt, well rubbed and with short splits in front hinge, top and foot. Extensive foxing. Signed presentation inscription from the author at head of title page to Miss H(arriot) Abdy, with her bookplate to front paste-down. Below the author's inscription is written" "afterwards given to Htta Caldwell by her brother 1846. An attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à CEYLAN, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800 Contenant l'histoire, la géographie et la description des m½urs des habitans, ainsi que celle des productions naturelles du pays. Suivi de la relation d'une ambassade envoyée en 1800, au Roi de Candy. Tra

      Dentu 1803 - Voyage à CEYLAN, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800 Contenant l'histoire, la géographie et la description des m½urs des habitans, ainsi que celle des productions naturelles du pays. Suivi de la relation d'une ambassade envoyée en 1800, au Roi de Candy. Traduit de l'anglais par P. F. HENRY.2 volumes in-8 ( 205 X 130 mm ) de 316 et 304 pages, demi-basane acajou, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Tableau complet de Ceylan, étude historique et sociale description géographique, climatique, économique et d'histoire naturelle. Première édition française ornée d'une grande carte de l'ile, gravée par Arrowsmith, d'un plan du port de Trinquemale, d'une carte de la pêche des Perles et d'un plan du port de Colombo ( Boucher de la Richarderie V, p. 135 - Chadenat 5438 - Brunet, IV, 489 ).Ancienne mouillure en marge des feuillets et des planches du tome 1. Bons exemplaires. ceylan decouvertes Voyages explorations inde

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        THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. SALEM REGISTER OFFICE.WASHINGTON, OCT. 17. THIS DAY AT 3 O'CLOCK, THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED IN THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS BY MR. HARVIE, SERCRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT.

      Salem, Ma.: Salem Register, October 26, 1803. - Broadside, 19 x 12 inches, printed in three columns. Old folds. Four small separations at folds, affecting a total of seven words of text (but not the overall legibility). In very good condition. Edges untrimmed. A very rare printing of Thomas Jefferson's address to Congress presenting the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and urging its speedy ratification by the Senate and appropriation of funds for the purchase by the House. We are able to locate only one other copy of this Salem printing of Jefferson's message, the importance of which was recognized throughout the United States. This printing is also notable for having been done in Federalist New England, where there were many voices highly critical of Jefferson's maneuvers. In late April, 1803, representatives of the United States and France agreed upon a treaty by which the United States would buy the Louisiana Territory, some 828,000 square miles of land, for a total of fifteen million dollars (about three cents per acre). By July, the official documents, which had been signed in France and had received Napoleon's approval, had arrived in Washington. All that was needed to finalize the purchase was American ratification. The Constitution, however, was silent on whether or not the President could make such outright purchases. From the start, Jefferson had concerns about the legality of the agreement, and he initially considered asking Congress for a constitutional amendment to authorize the purchase. However, the treaty required the exchange of ratifications by October 30 (six months after the signing), and Congress was not scheduled to convene until November. This fact, coupled with the fear that the French were starting to regret the agreement, led Jefferson to call a special session of Congress, beginning October 17. On that day Jefferson sent this message to Congress, in which he announced the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. "Propositions had.been authorized for obtaining, on fair conditions, the sovereignty of New- Orleans, and of other possessions in the quarter interesting to our quiet.the enlightened government of France saw, with just discernment, the importance to both nations of such liberal arrangements as might permanently promote the peace, friendship, and interests of both: and the property and sovereignty of all Louisiana, which had been restored to them, has, on certain conditions, been transferred to the United States.Whilst the property and sovereignty of the Mississippi and its waters secure an independent outlet for the produce of the western states, and an uncontrouled navigation through their whole course, free from collision with other powers, and the dangers to our peace from that source, the fertility of the country, its climate and extent, promise, in due season, important aids to our treasury, an ample provision for our posterity, and a wide spread for the blessings of freedom and equal laws." Jefferson goes on to urge the treaty's ratification by the Senate, and the appropriation of funds for the purchase of the Louisiana Territtory by the House. Jefferson also goes on to announce the purchase of lands from the Kaskaskia Indians, updates the Congress on American naval operations in the Mediterranean, discusses the national debt, and reflects on the growing conflict between France and England. The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty a few days later, on October 20, by a vote of 24 to 7. Jefferson's message transmitting the Louisiana Purchase Treaty to the Senate for ratification was printed as a government document of ten pages, published in 1803. There were also two additional newspaper extra printings of the message, one issued by the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER in Washington on October 17 (copies located at Yale and the Huntington Library) and in a supplement to the TRUE AMERICAN newspaper of Trenton, New Jersey (a single copy is located at Yale). We are able to locate only one other copy of this SALEM REGISTER printing of Jefferson's imp

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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 hohen Adel, sehen, prüfen und entscheiden zu lassen. Meine Wiener Freunde gingen nun voraus, um Zubereitungen zu machen, und ich folgte ihnen am 13. April 1802 in Begleitung meines bekehrten Ungläubigen (einem Freund, der zunächst das größte Mißtrauen gezeigt hatte) ebenfalls nach der Kaiserstadt, in welcher wir aus Gründen von Wichtigkeit zuerst die Experimente mit der Thermolampe machen wollten." - Sie wurden dann in einem nur zum Teil bewohnten Hause eines Grafen v. F. ausgeführt. Eine Bekanntmachung erfolgte am 5. Mai 1802 in der Wiener Zeitung S. 1630. - Winzler bringt auf p.173/74 seines Buches eine Würdigung Lebons: "Es ist nicht die Arbeit eines mutwilligen Feuerkopfs, der seine Glut nur auf fremde Kosten unterhalten will. Daß ihn aber auch nicht Selbsttäuschung zu irgend einem leeren Phantom mit fortriß, dafür bürgt der ruhige, sachgewisse, durchaus systematische Gang seiner ganzen kleinen Abhandlung. Wie dankbar benimmt er sich gegen seine Lehrer! Wie liebenswürdig an der Seite eines Chaptals, Fourcroi's, Vauquelins? Wäre er in einem so hohen Grade Chemiker gewesen, wie diese großen Männer, er würde mir selbst und anderen über die Thermolampe nichts mehr zu sagen übrig gelassen haben. Indes hat er über das Verbrennungsgeschäft in der Natur wirklich so viel Licht verbreitet und überhaupt der Nachwelt zur Vervollkommung des Heiz- und Beleuchtungssystems in einem so hohen Grade vorgearbeitet, daß es nun ein leichtes werden muß, an diesem Leitfaden das große und wichtige Problem zu lösen, mit dem Entwicklungsgrundstoff von Wärme und Licht nach den Gesetzen der höchsten Sparsamkeit und Zweckmäßigkeit umzugehen. Endlich laßt uns doch, ihr Grübler, Kenner, Zweifler und Forscher, nur geradezu mit deutscher Aufrichtigkeit gestehen, daß wir alle noch mit keiner Thermolampe vertraut geworden wären, hätte nicht Mutter Natur den Bürger Phil. Lebon dazu ausersehen, uns dieserhalb aus dem Schlummer von mehreren Jahrtausenden zu wecken - ein Geständnis, das ihn auf einmal und für immer gegen das sehr gewöhnliche Schicksal, von seinen Zeitgenossen verkannt zu werden, schützen wird." - Winzler hat noch 1802 in der Alserkaserne in Wien die erste Gaserzeugungsanlage eingerichtet und betrieben. In einem gemauerten Herd war eine Retorte eingebaut, in der er Holz und Steinkohle entgaste. Während der Herdbenutzung konnte gleichzeitig Gas erzeugt werden. Dieses wurde zur Reinigung in ein mit Kalkmilch gefülltes Gefäß geleitet und in einem blasebalgartigen Behälter aufbewahrt oder, bei der gewerblichen Anwendung, unmittelbar durch Blechrohrc den Verbrauchsstellen zugeführt" (siehe Zschr. d. Österr. Gas und Wasserfachm. 71 (1931) p.101). - Winzler hat sich vor den Versuchen mit der Theorie auseinandergesetzt. Dieser Teil seines Werkes ist heute schwierig zu verstehen. Er faßt Wärme und Licht als Körper auf, die er dem Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff, Kohlenstoff (nicht unter den brennbaren Körpern genannt), Pflanzenlaugen, Kalkerde, Stickstoff, Phosphor, Minerallaugensalz, Schwefel, Metallstoff und dem allgemeinen primitiven Erdstoff gleichsetzt. Man kann dem alten Praktiker Winzler keinen Vorwurf machen, daß er 1803 diese ganzen noch etwas schwierig zu verstehenden Theorien in dem Bemühen, sich volkstümlich auszudrücken, undeutlich gebracht hat. Umso mehr aber fesseln uns heute noch Winzlers technische Urteile. Sein Interesse führte davon her, daß er in der Salpeterplantage seit Jahren "unabgeschwefelte" Steinkohle hat verwenden lassen und die Abdünstungen sehr lästig dabei wurden. - Auffallend ist, daß er bei Betrachtung der Wirtschaftlichkeit der Thermolampe den Unterfeuerungsaufwand gar nicht erwähnt, offenbar weil er sich die Retorte in einem Kachelofen zur Zimmerbeheizung eingesetzt vorstellte. Immerhin wird eine Wahrheit festgehalten, daß bei der Verbrennung roher Kohle im Rauch sehr nützliche Nebenprodukte verschwendet würden. In einer etwas primitiven und deshalb nicht in allem verständlichen Zeichnung gibt er eine einfache Anlage wieder ohne Gasbehälter, offenbar seine erste Versuchsanlage für die Vorführungen. Denn in einer besseren und textlich erklärten Darstellung eine Anlage mit Retorte, Waschfaß, Balgengasbehälter und Verbrennungsofen. Über diese Einrichtungen ve...

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        ARRETÉ CONCERNANT L'ADMINISTRATION PROVISOIRE DES DOUANES. A LA NOUVELLE- ORLÉANS. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT, QUE L'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'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'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. 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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        Histoire naturelle de la femme, suivie d'un traité d'hygiène.

      Chez L. Duprat, Letellier 1803 - - Chez L. Duprat, Letellier, A Paris 1803, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) 358pp. et 360 - 744p. et (4) 459pp., relié. - Edition originale, illustrée de 11 planches dont 7 dépliantes (anatomie, sexe hermaphrodite, hottentote.). Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Roulette à froid d'encadrement sur les plats. Mors supérieur fendu en tête du tome I, et inférieur en queue et tête. Un manque en tête du tome III. Assez bon exemplaire, frais. Sans préjugé pour l'époque, et jugeant les choses essentiellement en naturaliste, constatant et rapprochant les faits à sa connaissance, cette histoire de la femme, non seulement à travers l'histoire mais selon les nations (les hotentots sont souvent étudiés) est fascinante à plus d'un titre, notamment parce que l'auteur ne tombe jamais dans un naturalisme pur mais interroge toujours le rapport d'un fait à l'ensemble des composantes de l'être féminin, composantes autant sociales, vestimentaires, culturelles que traditionnelles et physiques, . Le traité d'hygiène formant le troisième volume est un traité physiologique, Moreau analysant les conséquences de cette physiologie sur le comportement, la sensibilité et les particularités féminines. (4) 358pp. et 360 - 744p. et (4) 459pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de la femme, suivie d'un traité d'hygiène appliquée à son régime physique et moral aux différentes époques de la vie.

      Paris, L.Duprat & Letellier, 1803 - Paris, L.Duprat & Letellier, 1803 ; 2 tomes en 3 vol. in-8 ; vol. I : (4), 358 pp., 2 tabl. dépl., 4 planches (dont 1 en frontispice et 2 dépl.) ; vol. II : (5), de 360 à 744 pp., 2 planches ; vol. III : (4), 459 pp., 5 planches (dont 3 dépl.) ; demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, tranches jaunes, quelques trous de vers au niveau d'un mors sans gravité, dos assombri, intérieur en très bon état. Première et seule édition de cet ouvrage richement documenté. Moreau sépare radicalement le sexe féminin du sexe masculin, et contribue ainsi à la construction de catégories naturelles homme/femme. Le premier tome, dans la lignée de l'ouvrage de Cabanis sur les Rapports du physique et du moral de l'homme, est consacré à l'histoire "naturelle et philosophique" de la femme. Moreau commence par comparer la femme aux femelles mammifères. Un chapitre étudie les "variétés de la femme, considérée chez les différens peuples et aux diverses époques de la civilisation" . Le tome second traite de l"anatomie et surtout de la physiologie et de l"hygiène propres à la femme. Des chapitres sont consacrés à la génération, à la grossesse et à l"allaitement. Cet ouvrage est orné de 11 belles planches gravées sur cuivre (illustrant en particulier les organes génitaux, dont ceux d"un hermaphrodite) et de 2 grands tableaux dépliants. Jacques Louis Moreau, dit de la Sarthe (1771-1826) fut bibliothécaire de l"Ecole de santé, puis professeur d"histoire de la médecine et de bibliographie médicale à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. S .M. Quinlan, The great nation in decline : sex,modernity and health crises in revolutionary France c. 1750-1850, p. 132 : " Moreau de la Sarthe moved within high-ranking medical and philosophic coteries [.] he provided the most obdurate generalizations about female in his voluminous 'Histoire naturelle de la femme', a book that was clearly intended to complement Cabanis's Rapports du physique et du moral de l'homme. He divided his work into two sections : the first detailed the physiology and natural history of women (including novel sections on female racial characteristics) and the second examined women s health and addressed a broader readership (including women)." ; Paul Hoffmann, La femme dans la pensée des lumières, p. 166-169 ; Brunet, Manuel du libraire, 6872 ; Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage, p. 566 ; Stewart, For health and beauty, pp. 22-23 et p. 132 ; Waller, 6664. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de la femme, suivie d'un traite d'hygiene Appliquee a son Regime physique et moral aux differentes epoques de la vie.

      Paris, L. Duprat, Letellier et Comp., 1803.. 3 volumes. 8vo. (4), 356 (of 358); (4), pp. 360-744; (4), 459 pp. With 11 (5 folding) engraved plates by Robert De Launay and J. Morin. Contemporary marbled calf with gilt spines, red and green leather labels with gilt lettering, gilt fillets on sides, gilt leading edges of sides and marbled endpapers; one spine and two sides with wormholes, sides occasionally chafed, one joint of vol. 1 split on 4 cm.. First edition. Edition originale. - Occasionally little foxing, pages 1-6 of vol. 1 stained in lower margin, plate VI stained in upper corner; lackig pages 63/64 of vol. 1.

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        Recreación Filosófica, ó Diálogo sobre la Filosofía Natural para instrucción de personas curiosas que no frecuentaron las aulas. Tercera edición, corregida y aumentada con los nuevos descubrimientos y doctrinas relativos a la Física, Chímica, etc., extractado todo de las obras de Lavoisier, Fourceroy, Brisson, Libes, etc. [Seguido de:] Cartas Físico-Matemáticas de Teodosio a Eugenio, para inteligencia y complemento de la Recreación Filosófica. Contiene un aparato de principios necesarios para entender la Física Experimental, como se explica en los Reales Estudios de Madrid.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, se hallará en la Librería de Alonso frente a las gradas de San Felipe, 1803. - Once volúmenes en 4to. menor, ocho para la «Recreacón Filosófica» y tres para las «Cartas Físico Matemáticas»; XXIV pp., LVIII-341 pp. y 5 láminas plegadas + IV-474 pp., 4 lám.+ IV-522 pp., 3 lám. + IV-323 pp., 5 lám. + IV-405 pp., 5 lám. + IV-529 pp., 5 lám. + VI-479 pp. + 4 hs., 246 pp. + 3 hs., 230 pp., 15 lám. + 242 pp., 6 lám. + VI-234 pp., 5 lám., apreciandose la carencia de una lámina en el tomo tercero y otra en el décimo, únicamente. Rastros de moho en el tomo cuarto. Rara edición completa de las obras filosófico científicas de Almeida. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, de la época, con tejuelos.

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        Der noerdliche Theil des grossen Weltmeeres nach den neuesten Bestimmungen von C.G. Reichard.

      Verlag des L. Industrie Comptoirs, Weimar 1803 - Grenz- und teilweise flächenkolorierte Karte der Region um den Berührungspunkt Asien-Nordamerika (Bering-Straße). Sie umfasst die Region von Japan im Westen bis nach Alaska im Osten, vom Eismeer im Norden bis zu den Sandwich Inseln im Süden. Die Küstenregionen sind sehr detailreich und mit zahlreichen Ortsnamen versehen. Einige rätselhafte Einträge machen die Karte sehr interessant. So ist beispielsweise ein umrandetes Gebiet mitten im Pazifik mit dem Satz beschriftet: "Wahrscheinliche Lage der großen Insel, die ehemals ein spanisches Schiff gesehen haben soll, und seitdem vergebens wieder aufgesucht wurde.". In der Meerenge zwischen Asien und Nordamerika ist als zweites Beispiel ein Eintrag "drey merkwürdige Felsen". Auch Nordamerika selbst scheint unerschlossen, viele Informationen tragen den Kommentar "nach Erzählungen der Indianer", deren Stämme auch zahlreich namentlich erwähnt und lokalisiert werden. Unten in der Mitte ist die Titelkartusche, daneben Maßstäbe in diversen Maßeinheiten. Die Karte ist in gutem Zustand. Ausnahmen bilden hier nur einige braune Flecken an der oberen Kante der Karte, sowie einige Faltlinien (die Karte ist offensichtlich auf quadratisches Format gebracht worden), die aber den guten Gesamteindruck nicht schmälern. Eine sehr interessante Karte, die spannende Einblicke in das Weltbild um 1800 gewährt.

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        Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His Near Friend and Kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: With Sketches of the Manners, Opinions, Arts and Literature of England in the Fourteenth Century

      two volumes, contemporary full-leather, skilfully re-spined and re-cornered, lavishly decorated in gilt, leather labels, gilt inner dentelles, portraits, advertisement leaf volume II, occasional spotting and off-setting, folio, a handsome set. first edition; 489 and 642 pages plus index - for Richard Phillips 1803

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        Fore-Edge Painting by Don Noble, Student of Martin Frost] The Metrical Miscellany: Consisting Chiefly of Poems Hitherto Unpublished

      T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1803 - 8vo, Bound in full wavy grain morocco with gilt borders. Superb double fore-edge painting of two old Mediterranean townscapes by DON NOBLE, acclaimed mentor of Martin Frost.

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        Mémoires sur la respiration.

      Genf, J. J. Paschoud, an XI (1803) - Traduits en Français, d'après son manuscrit inédit, par J. Senebier. . (2 Bl.), VIII, 373 S., (2 Bl.l). Pp. im Stil d. Zt. Erste französische Ausgabe, erschienen im Jahr der italienischen Erstausgabe. - Waller 9101; vgl. Osler 1220 (Ausg. 1803) - Im vorliegenden, unvollendet gebliebenen Werk tritt 'erstmalig. der Gedanke auf, daß Atmung und Verbrennung im Gewebe selbst stattfinden' (Rothschuh 84). Zu Beginn Biographie und Bibliographie Spallanzanis von Jean Senebier (1742-1809), außerdem ein 'Lettre au citoyen Senebier, relative à la respiration.' - Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-99), einer der berühmtesten Naturforscher aller Zeiten und namhafter Physiologe des 18. Jhdts, Prof. der Naturgeschichte in Modena und Pavia, führte u. a. den experimentellen Nachweis von der Befruchtung der Eier durch den Samenkörper; in seinen letzten Lebensjahren wandte er sich verstärkt Respirationsversuchen zu. 'Seine Untersuchungen sind von epochemachender Bedeutung und die Grundlage unserer jetzigen Kenntnisse auf den betreffenden Gebieten geworden' (H./H.). - Vortitel etwas angeschmutzt, sonst gut erhalten und sauber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the British Expedition to Egypt; To which is subjoined, a Sketch of the present state of that Country and its means of defence. . 2nd ed.

      1803 1803 - London1803. 4to. Or.b oards (spine chipped; corners rubbed) (XXII,388pp.). With a fine engrv. portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby, fold. engrv. maps, an d a fold. table. Some slight foxing, otherwise a fine and complete copy, entirely uncut. Rare. NOTE: It was as a result of this Expedition that the Country was opened to western knowledge.

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        History of the British Expedition to Egypt to Which is Subjoined a Sketch of the Present Stateof That Country and Its Means of Defence.

      T Egerton Military Library, London 1803 - *** BOOK in very good condition. Very handsome modern re-case in half bound brown faux leather over pale brown board, marbled endpapers, five panel spine with gilt rules and title, Hollow back with French grooves. xxi pages introduction, 387pp, tissue protected frontispiece, steel engraving of Sir Ralph Abercrombie KB, engraved by H Meyer after an original by L Hopper RA. . Dedication to the Duke of York. Abercrombie (1733-1801) was C-in-C of His Majesty's Forces in the Mediterranean. 3 large handcoloured maps; "Western Branch of the Nile', 'A Plan of the Rabinanie', 'A Plan of the Investmant of Grand Cairo by the British'. 2 foldouts of the state of the army included in the 120pp appendix, Appendix contains returns and orders, and the inscription on Abercrombie's grave, subsidiary appendix contains oreders and translatioins issued by the French commander, Menou. Erratum page after preface, slight water staining on frontispiece. The tissue protection of the frontispiece was tipped in to prevent further staining of the title page by the portrait. The text block is tight, complete and very legible. *** CONTENTS The author (1777-1849) served as a junior officer in this campaign. He laer rose to the rank of General and was also Governor of Gibralter. Please note this is a heavy book, and postage outside the UK is at Royal Mail rates, and you will be requested to authorise this additional postage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Fr. Akrel n. Gustav Klint, "Karta öfver Nord Ostra Delen af Nord-Sjön. samt Skagerrack .. 1803".

      . dat. 1803, 65 x 96. Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 3, S. 41 - Gustav Klint ( 1771 - 1840 ), Hydrograph in Stockholm. Er war Hrsg. des Sveriges Sjö Atlas ( 1795 - 1820! ). - Seltene Karte! - Sie zeigt die Südküste Norwegens, das Skagerrak und den Norden Jütlands.

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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 ;- T.Ostell and others. 1803 - Scarce First Edition. Complete with the rare folding New Map of North America (torn in folds) 8vo. Contemporary Half calf with marbled boards (a little worn) Half Title. viii + 454pps. + (2)pps. Ads. (Some foxing & signature head of Title-page. Inked annotation to pages 56 & 313) Sabin 18851 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of A Voyage to New South Wales to which is prefixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speeches &c.

      London: M. Jones. 1803 - First edition. Pp. [50], 467, [5] index. Frontispiece engraving, hand coloured title page, folding hand coloured map, and 5 further hand coloured plates present of (??).(some absent). Bound in original full calf with a new spine and gilt lettering and with new end papers. Some scattered foxing throughout. Scans available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quittung mit eh. Empfangsbestätigung und U. ("Bode").

      [Berlin], 8. X. 1803. - Eine Zeile auf 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Bestätigt, die Auflage vom astronomischen Jahrbuche 1786 "richtig in Empfang genommen" zu haben. - Leicht fleckig.

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        A List of the Officers of the Militia; the Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and Volunteer Infantry; with an Index. The Ninth Edition. 15th July 1803

      War Office, London 1803 - 203pp, Contemporary full straight grain crimson morocco gilt with black title label gilt [MILITIA, YEOMANR &C, 1803, original boldly marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, no ownership marks, generally an excellent and handsome copy, very minor wear at extremities, a little rubbing at head and tail of spine, hinges very sound and the the text block tight and little used. A very scarce copy of the ninth annual edition of the work. although the pagination is continuous there are additional title pages for the Corps and Troops of Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and of Corps and Companies of Volunteer Infantry. The proliferation of loyal volunteers and associations of gentlemen formed in response to the fears of invasion from France result in numerous small units, now mainly long forgotten. There are three regiments of Royal East India Volunteers and units as diverse as Pendennis Artillery and St George Hanover Square [Colonel the Earl of Chesterfield and Lt Col Lord John Thynne], In most cases of the Militia the regimental agents are given. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Humboldt").

      Rome, 18. XII. 1803. - 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To the Italian naturalist, chemist and agronomist Giovanni Fabbroni (1752-1822), expressing his regret that he cannot come to dinner and inquiring after Madame Fabbroni. Humboldt continues to point out that Prince John George is not the same as George William or John Sigismund, Electors of Brandenburg. - Slightly browned; edges somewhat frayed; small defect to f. 2 from opening the letter (no loss to text).

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        Memoria sobre a absoluta necessidade, que ha, de Nitreiras nacionaes para a independencia e defensa dos Estados com a descripção da origem, actual estado, e vantagens da Real Nitreira Artificial de Braço de Prata: lida na Secção pública da Sociedade Real Maritima, Miltiar, e Geografica de 19 de Janeiro de 1802 .

      Lisbon, Na Impressão Regia, 1803. - 73 pp. Small 4°, recent crimson morocco, spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letter, antique hand-marbled endleaves. In fine condition. Small contemporary ink inscription on title page. ---- FIRST EDITION of this work on saltpeter (potassium nitrate), the critical ingredient for gunpowder. Part I covers the urgent need for saltpeter, which had once been acquired by scraping salt deposits from masonry buildings or by collecting animal waste. Gama lists sources of natural saltpeter in Portugal and her overseas possessions, including Bahia, Marahão, Ceará, Piauhi, Minas Geraes, and Goiás (p. 19).Part II describes the early years of the royal factory for producing artificial saltpeter at Braço de Prata and Gama's role as administrator of that factory. Artificial saltpeter had been produced on a small scale as early as the fourteenth century, but the breakthrough in production for artificial niter beds came with Lavoisier's research in the 1770s. The factory at Braço de Prata used tobacco powder to assist in production (pp. 29-32) and produced 40 @arrobas of saltpeter every month.Part III describes the factory, its profit, and the increase in product that can be expected from it, with suggestions for the establishment of saltpeter factories elsewhere. The Fábrica do Braço de Prata is now INDEP (Indústrias Nacionais de Defesa), a defense industry owned by the Portuguese government.At the end of the volume is a reprint of D. João IV's decree of 29 July 1654 on the collection and processing of saltpeter. Gama was born at São João d'El?Rei, Minas Geraes, 1765, and died in Rio de Janeiro, 1847. Politically influential during the period of Brazilian independence through the abdication of the Emperor Dom Pedro I, he served as Ministro e Secretario d'Estado dos Negocios da Fazenda, Presidente do Thesouro Publico, Conselheiro do Imperador, Conselheiro d'Estado, deputy to the Constituent Assembly, and senator from Minas Geraes. On the title-page he is identified as Inspector Geral das Nitreiras, e Fabrica de Polvora da Capitania de Minas Geraes and as the secretary of the Real Fazenda of Minas Geraes.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 343: "All of Nogueira da Gama's works are difficult to find"; @Período colonial p. 159. Blake VI, 103?5. Rodrigues 1777: "very rare." Sabin 26491. Innocêncio VI, 8. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 803/1. OCLC: 55077347 (New York Public Library, Newberry Library); 562834736 (British Library); 81951573 (John Carter Brown Library). Porbase locates only two copies, both at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and 2 undated copies (erroneously dated 16--] also at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a single copy, in the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Origin and Progress of Writing, as well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings

      London:: J. White at Horace's Head,. 1803.. Second edition. Hardcover. This is the second and best edition of 'The Origin and Progress of Writing', with additions, and with the astonishing full page folding copper engravings, including 8 in color. The full color plate, XIV A, is from the 'Textus Sancti Cuthberti', a 7th century work, and has large highly ornamented capitals, engraved by J. Swaine. John Swaine (1775 – 1860) was an English engraver noted for his facsimile engravings of old prints, such as the famous Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare. The other engravings include antique alphabets; Greek alphabets from a variety of manuscripts; example of capitals and lower case, codice regularum S. Benedicti at the Bodleian; examples of capitals and lower case letters from four gospels circa AD 686, and more.The chief work of Thomas Astle (1735 - 1803) British antiquary and paleographer, and Keeper of the Records at the Tower of London. Astle's remarkable private collection of illuminated manuscripts later became the foundation of the Stowe manuscripts at the British Library. The Stowe collection consists of approximately 2,000 Anglo Saxon, Irish and medieval manuscripts.Large 4to, xxiv, 240pp and includes 'Appendix on the Radical Letters of the Pelasgians'. Three quarter tan calf and marbled boards, attractively re- backed and in a custom made brown cloth box. With frontispiece portrait of Astle, 31 full page copper engraved plates, some of which are folding; one fully colored and 7 partially colored. Owner’s neat inscription at title page, otherwise very good condition. OCLC: 2846001.

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        ALCIPHRON OR THE MINUTE PHILOSOPHER IN SEVEN DIALOGUES

      Increase Cooke & Co, New Haven 1803 - The First American Philosophical Work,Owned in 1805 at Yale by a Subsequently Noted MD. 213 x 130 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8"). xiii, [i], 15-388 pp. (Without the leaf of ads at the end). First American Edition from the Fourth London Edition. An original American binding of sheepskin, flat spine divided into panels by gilt rules, original red morocco label. Front free endpaper and title page with ink ownership inscription of "William Tully . . . Yale College 1805" (see below). Jessop 16h. Front joint cracked (with just a slight give to the board), leather at corners worn through, covers with a handful of short scratches and a bit of minor soiling, faint offsetting throughout the text, but an excellent example of an early American sheep binding, completely unsophisticated, the text fresh and clean, and generally in a very much finer state of preservation than is typical of such volumes from this period. This is an excellent unsophisticated copy in its original American binding--with particularly interesting provenance--of the first printing in America of the first major work of philosophy written on American soil (even if by an Englishman). Written during a restful sojourn in Newport, Rhode Island, and first published by Berkeley (1685-1753) in 1732, the work has as its chief aim the defense of religion, especially the established Church of England, against the attacks and objections of atheists and "free-thinkers," nicknamed "minute philosophers." ("Alciphron" is the name of the chief exponent of "free-thinking" in the dialogues.) The book takes the form of seven colloquies, examining, in turn, the nature of the "free-thinkers," the heart of their charges against the established church, the nature of morality, arguments pertaining to the existence of God, contemporary Christian practice, the usefulness of scripture, and the apparent contradiction between faith and reason. Keynes tells us, "Luce places Alciphron with Joseph Butler's 'Analogy,' 1736, as the only comparable book on Christian apologetics in the eighteenth century." Our volume has three important connections with Yale. Timothy Dwight, author of the foreword, was the grandson of Jonathan Edwards and the former holder of the scholarship Berkeley established at Yale. More important, our former owner, William Tully (1785-1859) graduated from Yale College in 1806 and later taught there. Tully studied medicine with a local preceptor, entered Dartmouth Medical College in 1808, and two years later received a license to practice from the Connecticut Medical Society. His research and writings on plant-based sources of medication led to his appointment as professor of materia medica (pharmacology) and therapeutics at both the Vermont Medical Academy and Yale, a demanding position which he satisified by alternating terms between the two schools. Tully was brilliant but had a difficult personality, as reflected in his eventual resignation from Yale in 1842 after student complaints about his teaching (which had devolved to the point where he simply read aloud from a textbook). This dismissal allowed him to return to the research he preferred, and he published a 1,500-page compendium on pharmocology entitled "Materia Medica" in 1857-58, a significant contribution to the field. ANB says that "Tully contributed to the advance of American medicine in two ways. He helped to train hundreds of young physicians by increasing their awareness of the medicinal value of plants and herbs. He also contributed to the eventual discontinuation of bloodletting and calomel as standard medical practice.". First American Edition from the Fourth London Edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 12 documents, 1764-1803, from the office of Thomas Hinckley,

      1803 - solicitor acting for the Prebendaries of Prees, Curborough, Weeford, and Sawley, and for the Sub-chanter and Vicars, concerning leases on the lands providing their endowments. The documents are as follows: 1. PREBEND OF PIPA MINOR OR PREES Attested Copy of Indenture of 8th March 1736/7, reciting the lease by the then Prebendary on 3rd October 1707 of the Rectory of Tipton, Staffordshire, for 3 lives to the Revd. Michael Nickins senior, and the settlement in view of marriage of 11 March 1727 by his son, assigning the lease for a new term of 99 years to trustees to provide for his widow and family. Fine copy on 12 single sides 16½" x 13¼", examined by Arthur Hinckley and another, 12th May 1803. 2. SUB-CHANTER AND VICARS OF LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL (a) Attested Copy from the Dean's Register of the Will, 20th October 1762, of John Norton, Tanner and Grazier, lately deceased, leaving £8 p.a. to his widow Ann and other family legacies, the copy made 22nd May 1764. (b) Opinion by Thomas Sewell on Case stated, reciting an original lease of 21 years by the Sub-chanter and Vicars on 1st December 1751 to Mary and John Thropp, and the Thropps' assignment of 4 acres within the lease to John and Ann Norton on 25th December 1754. After 7 years, the lessors renewed the Thropps' lease except for the 4 acres, and the 4 acres separately to John Norton only, not Ann. Counsel thinks that Ann cannot now claim the benefit of the lease as against the executors, on the grounds that the assignment of 1754 was "voluntary and without consideration", but Hinckley notes that it is now clear that it was made in cancellation of a pre-marriage settlement, and that Counsel may now think differently. Together 4 sides 15¼" x 9¾", in Hinckley's hand, 7th June 1764. 3. PREBEND OF CURBOROUGH (a) MS "Account of Lands [in Amington, near Tamworth] that pay tithe to John Bentley, tenant J[ohn] Levett", listing 15 occupiers and their properties, pencil notes of the annual value, column "A sixpenny levy" partly made out, signed by Levett with initials, 1 side 4to, title on fourth side, no place, 4th July 1767. (b) Surrender of the Lease, for 3 lives from 19th July 1785, of one moiety of the prebendal lands, naming many fields and properties, to the Revd. Prebendary John Carver, in order to renew it for 21 years, the lease having been held, under John Levett's will of 13th December 1794, by the Revd. Richard Levett and Thomas Hinckley in trust for the Levett family. Among the revenues of the prebend are 5s p.a. from Matthew Boulton "of the Soho in . Handsworth", then the greatest manufactory in Europe. For the Levetts see Burke's Landed Gentry, 'Levett of Wychnor'. Signed and sealed by the trustees, 3 sides folio, no place, 2nd September 1803. (c) MS bill of costs to Thomas Levett on account of (b), including £164 fine on renewal, 1 side oblong 8vo, no place, September 1803. 4. PREBEND OF WEEFORD Attested Copy, signed by Hinckley's clerk William Oakey and another, of the Assignment by George Hand, Esq., of the Cathedral Close, to John Swinfen, of Swinfen Hall in Weeford, near Lichfield, of the remainder of the 21-year lease of the prebend, lying in St. Chad's parish in the city, for £200 and a peppercorn rent. The southern boundary is "a close of land appropriated for the repairs of the Cathedral Church". 4 single sides 16" x 12¾", title on a 5th side, short central tears in folds without loss, no place, 4th October 1794. 5. PREBEND OF SAWLEY (a) Opinion by Samuel C. Cox on Case stated by Thomas Hinckley, acting for the Prebendary, concerning the desire of all parties to renew a lease granted in 1745 for 3 lives (to Robert Holden of Aston, d. 17th June 1746), the lease being subject by Holden's will to detailed family trusts, and asking whether the present Prebendary may legally renew the lease on the same terms (but taking account of deaths since 1745), given that the Cathedral's local statutes now allow only leases for 21 years, so as to preserve the various family interests [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

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        A tour throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire : comprehending a general survey of the picturesque scenery, remains of antiquity, historical events, peculiar manners and commercial situations. / by J.T. Barber.: . illustrated with a map and twenty views, engraved from drawings by the author

      London : printed by J. Nichols and Son. for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1803 - Physical description; xiii, [1], 359 p., aquatint plates : ill. color map; 21 cm. Notes; Aquatint frontispiece of Tintern Abbey. Sketched on the spot by J.T. Barber. Aquatinted by W. Pickett. Subjects; Monmouthshire (South Wales & Gwent) - Nineteenth century - Description and travel. Wales - Topography.Other names; Pickett, William [engraver]. Referenced by: NSTC B1166. Provenance; from the library of Richard Yerburgh with his familial bookplate to the front pastedown. Very good copy in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a matching gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principal, Historical and Allusive Arms borne by families of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

      J. Nicholls & Son, London 1803 - thick quarto (10 x 8 inches), 560 pages with about 194 large copper engravings of coats of arms in the text, mostly of famous or notable people, original full tan diced calf, panelled spine. A very rare work. According to an old note on the flyleaf 'but few copies were sold and the remaining (copies) were destroyed in the fire at the printing office.' Light dustiness of title page, a short biographical note in ink at the head of the dedication leaf, covers a bit worn, a very clean and sound copy. Please note: this work is bound together with Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry.by Susanna Dobson published in Worcester in 1795 and illustrated with 5 plates. A work of similar rarity. more images available, please enquire. Please note that this heavy book will need extra ppostage. The two works in one volume: £470.00

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        THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. SALEM REGISTER OFFICE...WASHINGTON, OCT. 17. THIS DAY AT 3 O'CLOCK, THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED IN THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS BY MR. HARVIE, SERCRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT

      Salem, Ma.: Salem Register, October 26, 1803.. Broadside, 19 x 12 inches, printed in three columns. Old folds. Four small separations at folds, affecting a total of seven words of text (but not the overall legibility). In very good condition. Edges untrimmed. A very rare printing of Thomas Jefferson's address to Congress presenting the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and urging its speedy ratification by the Senate and appropriation of funds for the purchase by the House. We are able to locate only one other copy of this Salem printing of Jefferson's message, the importance of which was recognized throughout the United States. This printing is also notable for having been done in Federalist New England, where there were many voices highly critical of Jefferson's maneuvers. In late April, 1803, representatives of the United States and France agreed upon a treaty by which the United States would buy the Louisiana Territory, some 828,000 square miles of land, for a total of fifteen million dollars (about three cents per acre). By July, the official documents, which had been signed in France and had received Napoleon's approval, had arrived in Washington. All that was needed to finalize the purchase was American ratification. The Constitution, however, was silent on whether or not the President could make such outright purchases. From the start, Jefferson had concerns about the legality of the agreement, and he initially considered asking Congress for a constitutional amendment to authorize the purchase. However, the treaty required the exchange of ratifications by October 30 (six months after the signing), and Congress was not scheduled to convene until November. This fact, coupled with the fear that the French were starting to regret the agreement, led Jefferson to call a special session of Congress, beginning October 17. On that day Jefferson sent this message to Congress, in which he announced the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. "Propositions had...been authorized for obtaining, on fair conditions, the sovereignty of New- Orleans, and of other possessions in the quarter interesting to our quiet...the enlightened government of France saw, with just discernment, the importance to both nations of such liberal arrangements as might permanently promote the peace, friendship, and interests of both: and the property and sovereignty of all Louisiana, which had been restored to them, has, on certain conditions, been transferred to the United States....Whilst the property and sovereignty of the Mississippi and its waters secure an independent outlet for the produce of the western states, and an uncontrouled navigation through their whole course, free from collision with other powers, and the dangers to our peace from that source, the fertility of the country, its climate and extent, promise, in due season, important aids to our treasury, an ample provision for our posterity, and a wide spread for the blessings of freedom and equal laws." Jefferson goes on to urge the treaty's ratification by the Senate, and the appropriation of funds for the purchase of the Louisiana Territtory by the House. Jefferson also goes on to announce the purchase of lands from the Kaskaskia Indians, updates the Congress on American naval operations in the Mediterranean, discusses the national debt, and reflects on the growing conflict between France and England. The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty a few days later, on October 20, by a vote of 24 to 7. Jefferson's message transmitting the Louisiana Purchase Treaty to the Senate for ratification was printed as a government document of ten pages, published in 1803. There were also two additional newspaper extra printings of the message, one issued by the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER in Washington on October 17 (copies located at Yale and the Huntington Library) and in a supplement to the TRUE AMERICAN newspaper of Trenton, New Jersey (a single copy is located at Yale). We are able to locate only one other copy of this SALEM REGISTER printing of Jefferson's important address, at the American Antiquarian Society. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. A rare printing of an American state paper of the greatest importance. OCLC 79271235.

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