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        Thomas Jefferson's Third State of the Union Message as printed in a Republican newspaper established by John Israel, a Jew and target of anti-Semitic attacks by his Federalist opponents

      The October 29, 1803 edition of The Tree of Liberty (Pittsburgh: Printed and Published by John Israel), four pages, 10.5" x 17.25". Some marginal wear including light chips and tears, expected folds with partial separation at spine.Louisiana dominates this issue of Pittsburgh's Republican newspaper and features the full text of Jefferson's third State of the Union address, given early to win support for the approval of the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson opens, "In calling you together, fellow citizens, at an earlier day than was contemplated by the act of the last session of Congress, I have not been insensible to the personal inconveniences necessarily resulting from an unexpected change in your arrangements, but matters of great public concernment have rendered this call necessary, and the interests you feel in these will supersede in your minds all private considerations. Congress witnessed at their late session the extraordinary agitation produced in the public mind by the suspension of our

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        Reise über den Sund.

      Tübingen, Cotta 1803. Mit 1 gefalteten Beilage. 1 Bl., 334 S. Halblederband der Zeit (stark beschabt und bestoßen, Rückenbezug weitgehend abgeblättert. Stehschnitt etwas wasserrandig, jedoch ohne Feuchtigkeitsspuren innerhalb des Buches). - Seltene einzige Ausgabe. - Johann Georg Kerner, älterer Bruder von Justinus Kerner, war einer der bedeutendsten Jakobiner Deutschlands (Haasis, Gebt der freiheit Flügel, widmet ihm ein ganzes Kapitel als Agent der Französischen Revolution). Als Medizinstudent in Straßburg wurde er zum überzeugten Anhänger der Französischen Revolution in Kontakt und folgte seiner Ãœberzeugung nach Paris. In der Zeit des Terreur geriet er jedoch auch in die gefahr einer Verhaftung. Auf Vermittlung seines Freundes Karl Friedrich Reinhard kam er schließlich nach Hamburg. Dort gründete er eine Philanthropische Gesellschaft und schließlich eine poltische Wochenschrift "Der Nordstern", die jeweils der Vermittlung der republikanisch-revolutionären Ideale dienten. Hierbei kritisierte er Napoleon vehement. Seine Zeitschrift wurde 1802 bereits nach kurzer Zeit verboten, die Situation für Kerner in Hamburg schwierig, und so ging er schließlich nach Kopenhagen. Aus dieser Zeit, dem Spätsommer 1802 datiert die Reise durch Südschweden, die Kerner schildert. - Vorsätze gebräunt, an den Ecken leimschattig und im Bug unten etwas wasserrandig. Vorderer Vorsatz mit kleiner Signatur und 2 übereinandergeklebten Exlibris. Titel mit 2 Namenszügen von alter Hand. Ansonsten nur gering gebräunt oder fleckig und von guter Innenerhaltung, jedoch in schlecht erhatenem Einband..

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      [Washington. 1803].. [2],24pp. Folio. Contemporary plain blue wrappers, string-tied as issued. Wrappers lightly worn around the edges. Some small tears, creases, and a bit of soiling in the page edges. Very good. Untrimmed. This copy was sent by the State Department to the collector of Newport, as indicated by a manuscript inscription at the head of the titlepage: "The Secretary of State requests the Collector of New[port] to permit any person enquiring for this list to per[use] the same. Dept. of State 14 Nov. 1803." Under the seventh article of the 1794 treaty between the United States and Great Britain, commonly known as "Jay's Treaty" after American negotiator, John Jay, England agreed to compensate American merchants and citizens for losses incurred through the actions of British ships during the French Revolutionary Wars. The present work lists hundreds of American ships that fell victim to the British navy, gives the name of the ship masters and of the American claimants, the amount due to the claimant, and the agent in London to whom the amount was payable. One page contains a list of cases that are still "unfinished business before the board" as of July 15, 1803. Apparently not in Shaw & Shoemaker. OCLC locates a total of three copies (listed under two records), at the Peabody Essex Museum, Western Reserve Historical Society, and Yale. The first two put the place of publication as London, and Yale puts forth Washington. The phrasing of the titlepage, which refers to the Jay Treaty as the "British Treaty" inclines us to believe that this was printed in Washington. Rather scarce, and a significant document in the history of Anglo-American spoliation claims. OCLC 41000116, 54194043.

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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

      printed by Sir D. Hunter Blair & J. Bruce, Edinburgh 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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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1803. 10x15. 354 pags+3 hojas. Ilustrado con 195 grabados xilograficos intercalados entre el texto. Dificil en comercio. Falta pequena muesca de pag 288 sin afectar al texto. Ref. 9.8 Biblioteca A.

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        Sammlung architectonischer äusserer und innerer Verzierungen für angehende Baumeister und Liebhaber der Baukunst. 7 v. 8. Heften in 1 Bd.

      Berlin, Auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1803-1807.. je Heft: Tit., 3 Bll. (Text) u. 6 Rad. u. Aquatinten ( zusammen 39 von 42 Tafeln ), qu.- 4°, HLdr. d. Zt. ( stark berieben u. best., Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen im Leder am Tit.-Schild ).. Ornamentstichsmlg. Berlin 2055; Th.- B., Bd. 28, 317. - Hefte 1 bis 7 als Folge mit Darstellungen von Stadt- und Landhäusern, Kirchen und Grabmalen sowie Verzierungen von Balkonen, Böden, Brunnen und anderem. - Es fehlen in Heft 4 die Tafeln 1 und 2 sowie in Heft 6 die Tafel 1. - Vereinzelt im unteren Rand leicht fleckig, insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - Sehr selten.

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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).

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        A supplement to the account of the Pelew Islands... ; compiled from the journals of the Panther and the 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

      London: printed for Captain Henry Wilson, 1803. Quarto, with five engraved plates, uncut, some toning; a very handsome copy in recent half calf by Bayntun-Riviere, a small tear to the front board. The rare supplement. Very scarce work on the Palau Islands (originally known as the Pelew Islands). The work is known for its handsome engravings after sketches by Captain Henry Wilson himself. Ferguson notes that the ninth chapter describes the visit of the vessels to New Guinea and the death of Surgeon Nicholson, before touching the coast of New Holland en route to Timor. This was written as a companion piece to George Keate's much reprinted Account of the Pelew Islands. It originally appeared as a supplement to the fifth edition, but a few copies are known to have been available separately for owners of the earlier editions to bind or shelve together. As the 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, and 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. To palliate the news, the ships also carried gifts of cattle and produce, and the voyage not only established friendly relationships with the inhabitants, but was engaged in teaching them the rudiments of Western agriculture. Importantly, this work also includes a valuable "Vocabulary of the Pelew Language". The Reverend Hockin, like Keate before him, was employed to edit and improve the original manuscripts.

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        An important archive concerning the family of Charles Carroll of Bellevue, a cousin of the eponymous Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the founders of Rochester, New York. The archive also features letters concerning his eldest son Henry, who carried the news to America of the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812

      Various, 1803-1856 An archive of 39 letters and documents (65pp. total), dating between 1803 and 1859 by and concerning the family of Charles Carroll of Bellevue (1767-1823) including letters by Carroll, together with his son Henry Carroll (1792-1820), as well as Henry's sisters Ann Rebecca Carroll (1803?-1846) and Jane Maria Carroll (1793? -1836), Charles's brother Henry Hill Carroll (d. 1804) as well as the wife of Carroll's son Charles Holker Carroll (1794-1865): Alida van Rensselaer (1800-1833) together with her father, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1769-1827). Other correspondents include Postmaster General Francis Granger (1792-1868), New York Governor Washington Hunt (1811-1867), Maryland Governor Samuel Sprigg (c. 1783-1855), New York political boss Thurlow Weed (1797-1882), Union General James Wadsworth (1807-1864), and Elizabeth Wadsworth, Rep. James Cochran (1769-1848), General John Mason (1766-1849). Subjects include Henry Carroll's mission to Europe in 1814, retained drafts of Charles Carroll's letters to James Monroe

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        Das neue Münzgebäude in Berlin.

      . altgouachierte Aquatinta v. Hoppe, dat. 1803, 14,5 x 19. Kiewitz, Nr. 631; Ernst, Hoppe F-1. - Seltene und schöne Darstellung. Zeigt das Münzgebäude am Werder'schen Markt, erbaut 1799 - 1800 an Stelle des abgebrannten Werder'schen Rathauses.

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        Painting from a Grecian vase

      Société Chalcographique, [Florence 1803 - A spectacularly beautiful image from a highly important work which remains a unique record of Sir William Hamilton's great collection of classical antiquites. This plate is from the scarce Florence edition of Tischbein's famous work on Sir William Hamilton's second and greatest collection of antique vases. His first had been sold to the British Museum in 1772, the second nearly did not make it to Britain (about a third were lost in a shipwreck), but the collection was eventually brought by Thomas Hope, one of the great champions of the neo-classical style. The present image is both a technically brilliant record of a priceless object and a highly-pleasing graphic image that has as much appeal today as when it was produced in Florence two hundred years ago. Sir William Hamilton was the British ambassador to Naples from 1764 to 1800, during the city's golden age. An avid antiquarian, Hamilton assembled one of the world's finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. In addition to his duties as ambassador, Hamilton was also renowned as a knowledgeable guide and congenial host to the visiting English 'Grand Tourists'. With infectious enthusiasm he would extol the wonders of Naples and the beauties of arts of the ancient world, inspiring in many of his aristocratic visitors a genuine love of the antique. This new-found enthusiasm found its expression in the new style of neo-classicism and in the collections of antiquites which found their way to many of the stately homes of England. Cf. Brunet IV, 469. Hand-coloured engraving, after Tischbein, on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling.

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        A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

      London, 1803. Five volumes, quarto, with 28 engraved maps (18 of them folding), 13 plates and six text woodcuts; several ink notes including six signed "PPK", a long series of pencil notes and annotations (full listing available); some slight spotting and staining but in generally good internal condition, in old dark quarter calf with marbled boards; a good sound set. Discoveries in the South Sea. First edition of 'the most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill); Burney's great compilation 'must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). The collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages, with a general 'History of the Buccaneers of America', and concludes with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti. Burney, who sailed with Cook as lieutenant during the last two voyages, received encouragement from Sir Joseph Banks (to whom the work is dedicated) and enjoyed free access both to Banks's magnificent library of books and manuscripts, and to Dalrymple's collection of scarcer Spanish books. Whenever possible, he relied on manuscript accounts, generally comparing them with printed narratives for purposes of style. The collection contains much that is nowhere else accessible, and will always remain one of the chief authorities for the history of the geographical exploration and discovery of the Pacific. Burney himself explains (in volume 5) that 'the termination of this present work is adapted to the commencement of voyages in another collection [i.e. that of Hawkesworth], which with the addition of M. de Bougainville's voyage round the world, follow as an immediate sequel, without any chasm being left, to the Discoveries here related…'. This is therefore the essential precursor to the series of voyage publications, starting with Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, that began the new age of discovery. Remarkably, this was Phillip Parker King's own copy of this great voyage compendium, and has occasional but substantial pencil and ink notes throughout. Certainly the ink notes are by Phillip Parker King himself, as six are signed by him "PPK", including one which begins "we caught in the Adventure upwards of 1800lb weight of smelt…". Another of the signed notes discusses an officer on the Beagle, "Lieut. R.H. Shall", who died and was buried there during the visit to the Straits of Magellan. Indeed, the Straits of Magellan are the lodestone for the great bulk of the annotations, unsurprising given King's seminal surveys in the region. The series of pencil notes are more extensive, chiefly small corrections to the text based on experience. They include a few additions to three separate charts, notably some adjustments made to the chart of "Tierra del Fuego." The one lengthy note in pencil (see vol. V, pp. 41-2; illustrated), is signed "PS". King is known to have had a substantial and important voyage library, and Burney's compendium would have been a natural inclusion.

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        Ma tante Aurore Ou Le roman impromptu. Opera Bouffon en 2 actes. Paroles de Longchamps. Dedie a Madame la Princesse Dolgorucki

      . Paris : Cherubini, Mehul, Kreutzer, Rode, Isouard et Boieldieu; Lyon : Garnier, PN 100, [1803]. - Partitur. [2] Bll., (Titel, blanco, Personnages, blanco), 41, 17, 50, 18, 6, 22, 20, 21, 11, 3, 65 S. Letzte Blätter lose. Mitgebunden: handschriftlichte Noten der S. 61-64. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und Notenseiten. Verlagsangabe beschabt, teils noch überklebt. HPgt. d. Zt. Rückendeckel eingerissen. Unten rechts Randabrisse mit Papier unterlegt. // Full score. Engraved. Bound with are 4 pages in contemp. manuscript. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and occasionally to contents. Paste-over label to publisher's name has been partially removed, causing some damage to imprint. Contemp. half-parchment, spine split. Some dam. to margins/corners, partly repaired.. Äusserst seltene Erstausgabe der Partitur.

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        The Life, and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper, Esq. With an Introductory Letter to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper.

      - Chichester: Printed by J. Seagrave; for J. Johnson. 1803-1806. 4 vols. (including Supplementary Pages) in three, 4to, pp. [i-iii]-xii, not including (8) -- ÔContents,Õ bound after title-page, [1]-413; (8), [1]-422; (4), xxxi, [1]-416; (4), [1]-122, (24), with five plates and an engraving in the text by William Blake, second state of those in Vols. I and II (no second state for those in Vol. III), top cover of Vol. II with worm track, frontispiece to Vol. II slightly foxed, occasional browning in Vol. III and a worm track in the upper margin of the first few leaves, bound without half-titles, contemporary mottled calf, gilt borders to front and back covers, flat spines (not green) gilt in compartments with red lettering pieces in the second and fifth, a bit rubbed and worn, joints tender, the upper cover of Vol. III nearly detached; original blue silk bookmarks in all three vols.,ownership inscription in each vol. of Charlotte Beatty, that in the third vol. dated 1805. Good. First edition, and second state of the ÒWeatherhouseÓ plate, the only illustration in the book designed and engraved by Blake, of which only a few examples are known in the first state. This plate, here present in a very good impression with the imprint quite clear, is almost always in the second state; three or four copies are known in the first state. The other 5 plates are engraved by Blake after designs by others. HayleyÕs position as the most respectable and considerable literary figure who had known Cowper made him the inevitable choice to write the definitive work. Blake was living with his wife at Felpham and she helped him make and print the engravings for their old friend and patron Hayley. Pencil inscription to front free endpaper reads: ÒThese three volumes were obtained from the family of the Rev. Wm Bull of Newport Pagnell, Friend of Cowper and Newton [see DNB]. Charlotte Beatty was the original owner of the books and she was a friend of this circle, and also well-known in that area, where alms houses were named in her honour.ÓKeynes, Grolier, 124; Bentley 468A; Essick XLIV (note that the entry in Easson and Essick (IV) is totally superseded by EssickÕs new research in the Commercial Book Illustrations). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taschenkalender der neuesten Moden für das Jahr 1804.

      Frankfurt am Mayn, J. C. Berndt, (1803).. O-Pappband mit geprägtem Schmuckrand, Einband Gebrauchsspuren, Papierrücken brüchig, Buchblock fest, Seiten etw. fingerfleckig, handschriftl. Widmung auf Vorsatz, kolorierte Mode-Eingangstafel, (28 Seiten) Kalender, Jahreszeiten und Zeitrechnungen, 4 kolorierte Modetafeln mit 8 Hut- und Frisurmodellen sowie 10 (von12) Modetafeln, 54 Seiten mit Erläuterungen der Modeansichten, Poesie und Literatur, 6,5 x 9,6 cm.. Die deutsche Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) vermerkt einen Erscheinungsverlauf des Taschenkalenders von 1799 - 1802 (?). Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe von 1804 stellt somit eine Rarität dar.

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        Innocence Alarmed

      Published by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, London 1803 - A lovely colour printed impression of Smith's idyllic print of rural life, after a painting by George Morland. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His pleasant rural scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of them. Here a young girl clings to her mother's apron, as her father takes up his rifle to go hunting. Her fearful reaction is contrasted with that of the dogs who are excited, and the maid who indifferently prepares the fire in the fireplace. Dawe, G. Morland p. 146. Colour-printed mezzotint. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark. Title has been inset. Nail burns in left margin. Tear in upper margin extending into image. Image size: 18 x 23 1/2 inches.

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        THE STRANGER IN FRANCE: Or, A Tour from Devonshire to Paris. Illustrated by engravings in aqua tinta of sketches, taken on the spot.

      London, J. Johnson, 1803.FIRST EDITION 1803, COLOURED COPY. 4to, 290 x 225 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 12 HAND COLOURED aquatint plates of views, the first being of Torr Abbey in Devon, the second of Southampton, the rest of northwestern France: Le Havre, Caen, Rouen, Cherbourg, A Woman of Caux, Le Bois de Boulogne and one of the ruins in Le Petit Trianon. Sketches drawn by the author and engraved and printed by T. Medland. Pages: viii, 262, bound modern full calf, ornate gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly foxed, neat early name in top margin, neat old repairs to some margin edges on first 5 leaves, and 18 further leaves scattered through the book, very small closed edge tear to 1 plate margin, repaired on verso, 120 mm (4½ inch) closed tear to 1 text page, repaired with clear tape, no loss, pale foxing to many margins, a couple of leaves lightly browned, 2 plates show slight offsetting from facing text. A very good copy, with the plates hand coloured. Sir John Carr (1872 - 1832) wrote 6 travel books all set in Europe, which were popular in their day. This one on travelling in France was his first. Abbey Travel, 82. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occations. A New Edition, very much Enlarged

      London:: Printed for J. Johnson, by T. Bensley,, 1803.. Second (enlarged) edition. Large 4to, pp. viii, [3]contents, [1]errata, 610. Bound in contemporary full calf, rebacked at an early time with the original spine laid down. Ownership signature on the endpaper of "N.W. Ridley Colborne" on the endpaper and "Horace W. Baddle 1859" on the top of the title page. Some light intermittant spotting and staining, but a nice clean copy with wide margins. Garrison-Morton 1693; Carpenter XXXII (2); Einaudi 3668; Goldsmiths’ 18640; Kress B.4701; Mattioli 2207, See Printing and the Mind of Man # 251. The great quarto edition of Malthus' masterpiece, a very important work in the field of economics and a source of Darwin's "idea of 'the struggle for existence'" (PMM) & & The Reverend[Thomas Robert Malthus FRS (1766 – 1834) was a British scholar, influential in political economy and demography. He has become widely known for his theories concerning population, and its increase or decrease in response to various factors. The six editions of his Principles of Population, published from 1798 to 1826, observed that sooner or later population gets checked by famine, disease, and widespread mortality. The central idea is a simple one: that population expands geometrically while food production grows arithmetically.& This edition, though being the second, may be considered as a new work, which Malthus himself also claimed; -it is thoroughly revised and much enlarged (nearly four times the length of the original essay, the title has been changed (the title of the first is merely: "An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society with Remarks on the Speculation of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers") He notes: "In the course of this inquiry, I found that much more had been done, than I had been aware of, when I first published the essay. The poverty and misery arising from a too rapid increase of population, had been distinctly seen, and the most violent remedies proposed, so long ago as the times of Plato and Aristotle. And of late years, the subject had been treated in such a manner, by some of the French economists, occasionally by Montesquieu, and, among our own writers, by Dr. Franklin, Sir James Steuart, Mr. Arthur Young, and Mr. Townsend, as to create a natural surprise, that it had not excited more of the publick attention" (Preface to the second edition, p. IV). "The "Essay" was highly influential in the progress of thought in the early nineteenth-century Europe. "Parson" Malthus, as Cobbett dubbed him, was for many, a monster and his views were often grossly misinterpreted. But his influence on social policy, whether for good or evil, was considerable. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834." (PMM 251)

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        Beschreibung des Flußes Po in Italien. [Handschrift].

      Klosterneuburg, 1803 - Klosterneuburg, 1803. 4°. o. Pag.: IV Bl., 140 S. u. 2 aquarellierte Pläne. OHld. Überarbeitete Fassung eines bereits 1801 konzipierten Werkes über den Po und dessen Schiffbarkeit, insbesondere in militärischer Hinsicht (Ursprung, Lauf, Mündung, Nebenflüsse, fliegende Brücken (Pontons), Schiffsbrücken, Bauart der Schiffe, Befahrbarkeit des Flußes, Notwendigkeit einer Schifffahrts-Direktion, von den Schiffzugs-Pferden, Transport von Artillerie, Waren und Kranken, dann über Festungen und Gefängnissen etc.) Im Anhang über die wichtigsten Nebenflüsse. - Im Anhang 2 aquarellierte Faltkarten der Donau (!) nach Vorlagen von L. F. Marsigli, vermutlich aus dessen 6-bändiger Donaumonographie 1726. Die Karten sind ausfaltbar circa 64 x 30 cm und beschreiben a) die Katarakte am Oberlauf der Donau und b) den Verlauf der Donau von Columbatz, das eiserne Tor, Orsova bis Caritasch. - Handschrift von feiner Qualität und leicht lesbar.

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        Blick von Westen auf die Stadt von der Hofgartenanlage und dem Schwabinger Tor links bis zum Karlstor ganz rechts. Gesamtansicht (21 x 35,5 cm) als Kopf eines Gesellenbriefes für Schneider, oben mittig das Münchner Kindl.

      . Kupferstich von F.X. Jungwirth, 1803, 32 x 36 cm.. Maillinger Bd. I, Nr. 1896; nicht bei Lentner u. Slg. Proebst. - Von Jungwirth sind Gesellenbriefe für Kistler, Gürtler und Zimmerleute bekannt (Slg. Proebst 91, 92, 93), nicht jedoch dieser für Schneider mit einer ungewöhnlichen München-Ansicht. Ausgefüllt und datiert 1804 für Peter Ott von Kemmnath, unterschrieben von Joseph Lindner, Stadtrat und "Commissarius", sowie von Joseph Schmid, dem ersten Meister des Schneiderhandwerks, und von Valentin Geiß, dem zweiten. Mit Papiersiegel und Stempel. Mittig montiert ein ausgeschnittenes Papiermedaillon mit Johannes d.T. als Patron der Schneider, neben ihm eine Schere, dat. 1670. - Geglättete Längs- und Querfalten, verso Sichtvermerk der Polizei in Landshut.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES by George Barrington Superintendent of the Convicts. To which is prefrixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speechexs, &c. &c. Enriched with beautiful Coloured Prints.

      London, printed for M. Jones, 1803.FIRST EDITION 1803, 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, engraved title page with hand coloured vignette of an aborigine fishing from a boat, a folding hand coloured map of NSW, 10 hand coloured plates including 4 views of Sidney, A Native Family, The Cape of Good Hope, The Peak of Teneriffe, Pinchgut Islands, Spotted Hyena and Camelopard, the last 2 on 1 plate, pages: (8), 1 - 467, (5 - index), lacking Directions to the binder not always included in this edition, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt ship motif in compartments, 2 dark brown gilt lettered labels. Occasional pale foxing to a few margins, a few pages faintly browned, some browning to top inner corner of pages 438 - 445, no loss, otherwise a very good copy. Originally published in weekly parts the same year. Abbey Travel, Volume II, No. 606 (with plate list); Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, No. 367; Bibliographia Brasiliana by Borba de Moraes, page 68 for 1810 edition; The Hill Colletion of Pacific Voyages, page 14 for 1810 edition. George Barrington (1755 - 1804) was a notorious criminal known as 'The Prince of Pickpockets'. He served several sentences on board the prison hulks at Woolwich before being transported to Australia, where he later became Superintendent of Convicts and High Constable in New South Wales. The Life occupies 72 pages, followed by sections describing Teneriffe and Brazil and a very large section on the South African colonies, its people, trades, agriculture, flora and fauna etc. (about 280 pages), from page 381 the description is Van Diemen's land, Botany Bay, Cape Sydney and various pacific islands. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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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        An account of the late improvements in galvanism, with a series of curious and interesting experiments

      London: Cuthell and Martin; J. Murray, 1803. <p>Medical Electricity and &#147;Frankenstein&#148;</p><p>Aldini, Giovanni (1762-1834). An account of the late improvements in galvanism, with a series of curious and interesting experiments. . . . 4to. xi [1], 221 [3, incl. adverts. leaf]pp. 4 engraved plates, engraved vignette on title illustrating the medal struck in Aldini&#146;s honor by the faculties of Guy&#146;s and St. Thomas&#146;s Hospitals. London: Cuthell and Martin; J. Murray, 1803. 278 x 202 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Tears in title repaired, unobtrusive library stamps on title and plates, otherwise very good.</p><p>First Edition, including the First Editions in English of Aldini&#146;s Dissertationes duae (1794). Aldini, the nephew of Galvani, was the premier apologist for his uncle&#146;s theories of animal electricity. His Account of the Late Improvements represents his first book-length treatment of galvanism; it was translated from his original French manuscript, and included supplements taken from his previous short papers in Latin, as well as an account of Aldini&#146;s sensational galvanic experiments performed on executed criminals. This work, which is rare on the market, is in many ways the most dramatic of all the early works on medical electricity.</p><p>Aldini&#146;s book was the outcome of a successful tour of England, during which he demonstrated aspects of galvanism at hospitals and on the body of a murderer, George Foster, who had been executed at Newgate Prison on 18 January 1803. This last demonstration, during which &#147;the jaw began to quiver, the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted and the left eye actually opened&#148; (p. 193), seized the imagination of the British public and remained an enduring theme in popular culture. Mary Shelley, who knew of Aldini&#146;s work, used the idea of galvanic reanimation to brilliant effect in her classic novel Frankenstein (1818).</p><p>Aldini&#146;s experiments on cadavers were important for the development of cardiac electrostimulation, while his successful treatment of &#147;melancholy madness&#148; (schizophrenia) with electricity anticipated modern electroshock therapy. Aldini performed his Newgate experiments with the help of Joseph Carpue, who published the first English book on medical electricity later that same year (Garrison-Morton 1989). Garrison-Morton 1989.1. Schechter, &#147;Background of clinical cardiac electrostimulation,&#148; N. Y. State J. Med. (1971-72), p. 2578. Licht, &#147;History of electrotherapy,&#148; Ther. Elect. & Ultraviolet Rad. (1967), pp. 25-26. Dibner, Galvani-Volta, pp. 21-24. Fulton & Cushing, A Bibliographical Study of the Galvani and the Aldini Writings on Animal Electricity (1936) No. 26. </p>

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        Betrachtungen und Gedanken über verschiedene Gegenstände der Welt und Literatur. Nebst Bruchstücken aus einer Handschrift. 3 Bände. Titel, 415; 524; 310 S. Hübsche Halblederbde d. Z. (etwas berieben) mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern (diese spröde und eines etwas abgesplittert) und Rückenvergoldung. Hübsche Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Cöln und St. Petersburg, Hammer (d. i. Leipzig, Hartknoch), 1803-1805.. . Vollständiges Exemplar der seltenen ersten Ausgabe von Klingers letztem Werk. In ihm wird das Fazit aus dem gesamten Schaffen des Dichters gezogen. In der knappen Form des Aphorismus sind hier Gedanken ausgesprochen, die das Verständnis seines ganzen Lebens und Schaffens erschließen. In ihrer Bedeutung sind die 'Betrachtungen' nur Goethes 'Maximen und Reflexionen' vergleichbar. "Klingers reichstes und bleibendstes Werk von unbestechlicher Seelenhoheit und der ruhigen Klarheit erfahrener Weltbildung" (Hettner). Enthält auch das Bruchstück 'Das zu frühe Erwachen der Menschheit', den Schluss von Klingers Roman-Dekade. Das Werk war ursprünglich nur auf einen Band konzipiert. Einzige vollständige Ausgabe; in der Gesamtausgabe wurden 179 Aphorismen weggelassen, darunter auch die Gespräche 178 und 275, "Meisterstücke ironischer Laune, ... in denen Voltaires sarkastischer Witz nachwirkt" (Hering S. 306 f). Zu den Goethe-Bezügen siehe Kippenberg. - Schönes altes Rigaer Exlibris. Band 1 mit dem ursprünglichen Titel ohne Bandbezeichnung und dem zweiten Titel mit Bandbezeichnung, der erst als S. 1/2 des zweiten Bandes erschienen war. Titel von 2 und 3 verso mit schwachem Stempel. - Goed. IV 1, 809, 34. Schulte-Str. 32. Kippenberg II 1549. Walther, Hammer, 284. Borst 948.

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        An essay on the principle of population. 2nd ed

      London: J. Johnson, 1803. London: J. Johnson, 1803. <p>The "Struggle for Existence" Malthus, Thomas (1766-1834). An essay on the principle of population; or a view of its past and present effects on human happiness . . . 4to. viii, [4], 610pp. London: T. Bensley for J. Johnson, 1803. 285 x 225 mm. (uncut). Original boards, rebacked, endpapers renewed, one corner restored. Tape repair to last leaf, minor foxing, but a very good copy, preserved in a cloth case.</p><p>Second edition, extensively revised and four times larger than the original edition of 1798. The 1803 edition was the first to have Malthus&#39;s name on the title, and the first to contain numerical data supporting his claim that populations increase by geometrical proportion but food supplies only increase arithmetically. "Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father . . . Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics . . . The Essay was highly influential in the progress of though in early nineteenth century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerable . . . Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of the &#39;struggle for existence&#39;" (Printing and the Mind of Man 251). Garrison-Morton 1693. Kress B4701.</p>

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        Beschreibung einer Reise nach Stuttgart und Strasburg im Herbste 1801, nebst einer kurzen Geschichte der Stadt Strasburg während der Schreckenszeit.

      Göttingen: Röwer, 1803.. Titel, 534 S. Grün eingefärbter Halbschafslederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, etwas Rückenvergoldung u. goldgeprägtem Monogramm "AV", berieben, Vordergelenk u. Kapitale etwas beschabt, schwache handschriftliche Nummer am Rücken oben, Schnitt fleckig, Buntpapiervorsätze.. 1. Ausgabe. - Seltene Reisebeschreibung des Göttinger Philosophie-Professors; behandelt ab S. 197 die Geschichte Straßburgs in den Jahren 1793 u. 1794. - Auf bläulichem Papier gedruckt, Titel u. sonst nur in den äußersten Außenrändern etwas fleckig, Innendeckel mit Spuren eines entfernten Exlibris, Vorsatz mit sauberer Stempeltektur, Bl. 2 im unbedruckten unteren Teil mit getilgtem Stempel. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des österreichischen Erzherzogs Anton Viktor (1779-1835). - Engelmann 432; Enslin 219.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebenes Gedicht "Quiescat in te, Deus meus, cor meum".

      (ohne Datum).. 17x10 cm. (ordentlicher Zustand). Auflage:0. Adrian Ludwig Richter (* 28. September 1803 in Dresden; + 19. Juni 1884 in Dresden), bedeutender Maler und Zeichner der deutschen Romantik, aber auch des Biedermeier. 16zeiliges Gedicht: "Quiescat in te, Deus meus, cor meum. H. Augustin. Mein Herz, o Herr ruft aus zu dir. Und ohne Dich ist's todt, drum lieber Heiland komm zu mir, und stille meine Noth [...]".

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        The Hudson's Bay Territories and Vancouver's island, with an exposition of the chartered rights, conduct, and policy of The Honorable Hudson's Bay Corporation.London, T. Brettell for T. and W. Boone, 1849. 8vo. With a large folding map by James Wild coloured in outlines, and a steel-engraving of an 'Indian village at the Red River settlement'. Original brown blind-stamped gilt cloth.

      DNB XXXVI, pp.293-4; Sabin 44915. Original edition of a very interesting investigation of the policy, conduct and operations of the Hudson's Bay Company on the Pacific coast and in the Canadian north-west, as well as a description of the area by the well-known historian, statistician and historiographer of the British Colonial Empire Robert Montgomery Martin (1803(?)-1868), who published his great work The history of the British colonies in 5 vols. in 1834 (2nd ed. in 10 vols. in 1837). The map shows the positions of the forts of the Hudson's Bay Company at the time. With a 'withdrawn stamp' of Kensington Public Library on title page and a stamp of reverse side of map; half loose in binding. Good uncut copy.

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        Nouvelle Édition de la Méthode de Basson... [Subtitle]: Cette Méthode contient les Principes détaillés pour l&#39;Etude du Basson, des Exercices dans tous les tons, avec Accompagnement de Basse, 12 Sonates d&#39;une difficulté progressive, Trente Gammes variés et 42 Caprices, Elle est augmentée et précédée des Principes de la Musiques, Elle renfermes, aussi la maniére de conserver l&#39;Instrument et les moyens de faire les Anches... Gravé sur étain fin

      Paris: V. Dufaut. [1803]. Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1-14 pp. text ("Principes Elementaires de la Musique," "Méthode de Basson"), pp. 15-146 printed music, 147-149 text, [i] (blank). Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Engraved throughout. Small oval handstamp to foot of title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking front pastedown endpaper; front free endpaper torn. Slightly worn, foxed and soiled; inner margin of title dampstained; small edge tears to title; short tear to blank margin of folding plate repaired; stab holes to blank inner margins of first signatures; some creasing; other minor defects. Quite a good, wide-margined copy in original state. . Very rare. Not in OCLC. "Ozi&#146;s influence as a performer, teacher, and composer of bassoon literature was international in scope. His music and Méthodes (written for a six- and seven-keyed bassoon) are the most comprehensive and informative source of instructions on bassoon performance of the late 18th century. As late as 1838 Schilling observed that his 1803 Méthode &#145;was not only the first complete manual for learning to play the bassoon in France, but in most other countries as well&#146;. The 20 pages devoted to embellishment and extempore variation have been cited as an important source dealing with late 18th-century improvisatory practices. His musical examples were used by Almenraeder as points of departure for improving the key mechanism of the bassoon. At least three of his concertos were published in Germany as well as France and editions of the Méthodes, sonatas and caprices continued to be published in Germany, France and Italy throughout the 19th century. Although his concertos and symphonies concertantes were intended for his own performance, they contain passages of virtuosic brilliance that contributed much to the development of the bassoon as a solo instrument during this time. As a soloist Ozi expanded the expressive as well as the technical capacity of the bassoon. It was observed that the bassoon took on &#145;in his hands, a life, a soul, and an expressive character&#146; that was previously unattainable on the instrument. According to contemporaries, he was &#145;le meilleur basson de son temps&#146;." Harold E. Griswold in Grove online

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        Digte. Kbhvn.: Fr. Brummer 1803.

      . Med kobberstukket titelblad. (4) + 304 + (1) s. Ekspl. med stor margin. Samtidigt halvlaeder af flammet kalv med forgyldte dekorationer. Förste blade lidt plettede. * Det berömte eftertryk med trykfejlsliste..

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        Georgical Essays.

      - York, printed by Wilson and Spence &c 1803. Four volumes octavo contemporary dark green half calf; nine folding plates and a folding table. Title (and title only) in volume II very spotted - a problem I've seen reported in other copies - as are a couple of gatherings in volume III; still a fresh and elegant set. Now here's an object lesson in the value of first hand information. Hunter is quite clear in his preface: 'About the year 1770, a few gentlemen formed themselves into a society at York [with] the title of the York Agricultural Society . and [they] agreed that such papers as were thought to possess distinguished merit, should be published in a work bearing the title of Georgical Essays. In about twelve months . the first volume made its appearance [but] . the publication was discontinued, so that only one volume exists.' A slender work titled Georgical Essays appeared in 1769 - not so far off - but then it was reworked and four separate volumes (all still slender it must be said) were issued from 1770 to 1772. Then they were gathered into a single volume in 1777 with an additional essay, which was also issued separately. For factual detail never believe the horse's mouth. Hunter is equally sure here at the end of volume IV that the work was finished but he just couldn't help himself, adding two more volumes the following year. I suspect that only infirmity (he was by then 75 and died in 1809) kept him from continuing ad infinitum. Hunter wrote much but not all of this and many familiar names appear (Linnaeus being one). It is actually, as Hunter intended, in 'one focus, all that is widely diffused through numberless volumes of Agricultural information". The title may be classical and gentlemenly but the articles within show no reluctance to get down into the muck and manure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population;

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. Johnson, 1803. London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. Johnson,, 1803. Or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; Quarto. Recent half calf and marbled boards, red morocco label. Small crease to title page, occasional light spotting, more severe in places. A very good copy. The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten and re-titled as to be a new book. The most significant change in Malthus's writing was the softening of his harsh conclusion in the first Essay that all checks to population must involve either misery or vice. The Great Quarto Essay proposes that prudential restraint should, if humanly possible, be "moral restraint" ? that is, delayed marriage accompanied by strictly moral pre-marital behaviour (although Malthus admitted that moral restraint would not be easy and that there would be occasional failures). Bound at the end of this copy is the Reply to the chief objections which have been urged against the Essay on the Principle of Population. Published in an appendix to the third edition. London: for J. Johnson, by T. Bensley, 1806.

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        Traité Théorique et Pratique sur l'Art de faire et d'appliquer les Vernis sur les différens genres de peinture par impression et en décoration, ainsi que sur les couleurs simples et composées. Accompagné de nouvelles observations sur le Copal; de notes historiques sur la nature des matières et sur les procédés mis en usage par les compositeurs de couleurs et de vernis et par les Peintres vernisseurs et décorateurs

      Genève, Manget, An XI (1803). - 2 volumes in-8. 2ff. XLVIII. 326pp. 1f. ; 2ff. 351pp. Veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de ce livre classique sur la chimie des vernis. "It is a comprehensive treatise on the preparation of varnishes, paints and colours. The author gives descriptions and results of his many experiments and, in general, supplies the principles and operations which were missing in J.F. Watin's L'art de faire et d'employer le vernis (Paris 1772), to which there are frequent references" (Cole). Pierre François Tingry (1743-1821) était professeur de chimie et d'histoire naturelle à Genève. 1 tableau et 5 planches hors texte. Bel exemplaire malgré la reliure un peu frottée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

      London: Richard Phillips, 1803. London: Richard Phillips, 1803. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxxvi, 489pp, [3] and Volume Two - vii, [1], 642pp, [32]. Full slightly later calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, later leather title label to second panel, later contrasting colour volume label to third, remaining panels with blind diaper pattern, with small flower head tool towards foot of each lozenge, covers with triple fillet in gilt bordering a flower head roll frame in blind, gilt hatching to board edge corners, blind roll to inner edges, french curl marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Spines faded, rubbed to extremities, a few scrapes to covers with some minor loss, upper cover of volume one with ink splashings, volume two bumped to foot of spine. Internally some light browning and light foxing, portraits foxed and offset, but generally fairly clean. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Lacks half-titles if called for, with three engraved portraits as called for. Lowndes 905. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. 4to.

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        A List of the Officers of the Militia; the Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry; and Volunteer Infantry; With an Index

      London: War Office, 1803. London: War Office, 1803. Ninth Edition. 8vo. 203pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed to extremities, a trifle marked. A handful of pencilled annotations to the officer list for the Cambridgeshire Militia, suggesting provenance of a senior officer of that regiment. The officer-class of rural British militias at the turn of the nineteenth-century proved a fertile recruiting ground for the mainstream army upon its great enlargement during the Napoleonic wars. These lists, companion volumes barely half the size of and far scarcer than the regular War Office Army Lists, were similarly offered to higher-ranking officers in red morocco presentation bindings. COPAC records only 3 copies.

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        THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF WRITING, as well Hieroglyphic as Elementary. Illustrated by Engravings taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters, Ancient and Modern: Also, Some Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing.

      London, 1803. Second edition, with additions. - Folio (11 1/4 x 18 3/4). Portrait, title, (iv), xxiv, 240 pages, 32 plates (some hand colored). Recent period-style half calf & marbled boards, original marbled edges. Front endpapers discolored (from glue?); portrait has marginal foxing & small dampstain; light old damp top margin of first 45 pages & intermittently thereafter, but not disturbing; rich ink of the engraved plates lightly offset as usual; generally clean, crisp, handsome, very good copy. The first major English work of paleography. The plates illustrate all sorts of writing and alphabets, including Phoenician, Greek, Lombardic, Celtic, modern Gothic, Franco-Teutonic, ornamented initials, Secret Writing, and Ogham. Astle was Keeper of Records at the British Museum, and Cataloguer of the Harleian Manuscripts. Astle believed that printing probably originated in China. This large paper format allows the plates to lie flat (not folded, as in the regular edition).; and the wide margins show Bensley's beautiful printing to advantage. The text is printed in English, Latin, and Greek. Although the last plate is numbered xxxi, there are two plates xiv (a & b). The new material concerns Pelasgian writing. Bigmore & Wyman I, 20. Bonacini 104. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Jn. Stuart" to His Son, James Stuart, then Personal Secretary of Lieutenant Governor of Lower Canada Sir Robert Milnes].

      Kingston (Upper Canada) 1803 - Kingston [Upper Canada], 8 November 1803. Folio (ca. 32,5x20 cm). 1 p. (with three lines on verso). Brown ink on watermarked laid paper. Fold marks and minor separation on folds, paper age toned at extremities, but overall a very good letter. An interesting document from one of the prominent loyalist families of the Upper Canada. This is a private letter from the first Anglican missionary in Upper Canada John Stuart to his son James Stuart, then a secretary of Lieutenant Governor of Lower Canada, and subsequently Attorney General and Chief Justice of Lower Canada. Stuart's main concern in the letter is the fate of his second daughter Mary (then 16 years old), who was to move to Montreal, so James as her older brother was to take care of her: "A sudden opportunity offers today to send Mary to Montreal, under the car of Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton, late Publicans in Queenstown Of course she must remain with Mrs. Reid till she can with Conveniency and Propriety be delivered into Mrs. Mountain's hands I must depend wholly on you to have her moved to Quebec, when and how you find most expedient and proper I happened to be almost without cash; but I have given her a couple of Half Joes, which will serve her Purpose, till you receive her. I need not say that her Expenditures at Quebec must be regulated by you. Therefore, whatever small Articles of Dress Mrs. Mountain recommends, you will procure and have them charged to me." John Stuart also mentions that his sons Charles and George (with his new wife) arrived "in good Health and Spirits." It's interesting to see Stuart's notes about his new daughter-in-law (Lucy Brooks, whose father was to become a governor of Massachusetts in 1816):"She is very small, but I think he has made a judicious choice. The Family is respectable; and if I may judge by the Baggage (two Cart Loads) he must have made a pretty good Bargain in a worldly sense. Indeed, we have every reason to approve of his choice." The Reverend John Stuart was the first Anglican missionary in Upper Canada. He was raised and educated in Philadelphia, and came to Canada in 1781 as Chaplain to Sir John Johnson's Royal Yorkers. He was a schoolmaster in Montreal in 1781-85; Missionary to the Mohawks at the Bay of Quinte and to the Whites in Kingston in 1785-1811; Bishop's Official for Upper Canada in 1789-1811; Chaplain to the Legislative Council of Upper Canada in 1792-1807. He was the first school master in Upper Canada and he induced Lieutenant-Governor Hope to erect a school house in Kingston. Sir James Stuart,1st Baronet of Oxford (1780-1853), an important figure in the law and politics of the Upper Canada. He was called to the bar in 1801, served as a secretary for Lieutenant Governor Sir Robert Shore Milnes, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Lower Canada for a number of terms in 1808-1816. He supported the Union of Upper and Lower Canada and served as Attorney General for the Lower Canada in 1825-1831. In 1838 he was appointed Chief Justice of Lower Canada; in 1839-1841 was a member of the Special Council to govern the province after the Lower Canada Rebellion. Mary Stuart (1787-1812), seventh child and second daughter of the Revd. John Stuart and Jane Okill. Married in Kingston on 8 June 1807 the Hon. Charles Jones (1781-1840), M.L.C. Of Brockville, a businessman and politician of the Upper Canada. George-Okill Stuart (1776-1862), and Anglican clergyman and educator, a Bishop's Official for Upper Canada (1812-21), archdeacon of Upper Canada (1821-27), archdeacon of Kingston (1827-62), a member of the council for Trinity College (1851), the first dean for the district of Ontario (1862). In October 1803 he married Lucy (1775-1813), the daughter of John Brooks, later governor of Massachusetts (1816-1823). Charles Stuart (1782-1816), Sheriff of the Midland District (1811?-1815).

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        The narrative of a voyage of discovery, performed in his majesty's vessel The Lady Neldon, of sixty ton's burthen, with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales. Including remarks on the Cape de Verd Islands, Cape of Good Hope, the hitherto unknown parts of New Holland .. together with various details of his interviews with the natives of New South Wales ..

      London, printed by C. Roworth for T. Egerton, 1803.4to. Later half calf, spine ribbed and gilt. With large folding engraved plate of a sketch of the boats & a cutter with sliding keels (mounted on linen), folding engraved chart (small tear on fold), handcoloured plate depicting a cockatoo and 5 other engraved plates (one depicting Benelong, a native of New Holland). (14) (including the often missing 'list of the encouragers of this work'),pp.V-XXVI,195 pp.* First edition; with bookplate of Nancy Kent Perry. - The Lady Nelson sailed through Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria, being the first known vessel to do so from west to east. Including the first chart of the southern coast of Victoria. 'Grant's Narrative is a rare book .. It is of the highest significance to any collection of Australian books and no collection of books dealing with coastal discovery or with Victoria can be without it' (Wantrup p.152). - (A few blind-stamped library stamps in margin; some leaves soiled or browned). - A rare major work on Australian coastal exploration.Ferguson 375; Wantrup 75; Hill 718; Howgego II, p.266.

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        Bibliothèque Portative Du Voyageur: 47 Volumes including Histoire de Gil Blas; Fables de La Fontaine; Théatre de Voltaire, etc

      Paris: T. Desoer; J.B. Fournier / Biblioth?e Portative Du Voyageur, 1803. Paris: T. Desoer; J.B. Fournier / Bibliothèque Portative Du Voyageur, 1803. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). A collection of 47 volumes published by the Bibliothèque Portative, bound in uniform (save for Grecourt) acid calf. Various wear, a few detached boards, many cracked hinges, chips to spine ends, a few with significant loss of leather, some missing spine labels. Most though, Very Good. Includes:& & Le Sage. Gil Blas. 5 volumes. * Bossuet. Discours sur L&#39;Histoire Universelle. 3 volumes. * Corneille. Chefs-D&#39;Oeuvre. 5 volumes. * Racine. Oeuvres. 4 volumes. * Moliere. Oeuvres. 7 volumes. * Grammont. Memoires. 2 volumes. * Dumoustier. Lettres A Emilie sur la Mythologie. 3 volumes. * Voltaire. Theatre. 5 volumes. * La Fontaine. Fables. 2 volumes. * La Fontaine. Contes. 2 volumes. * Considerations sur les Causes de la Grandeur des Romains. * De Bernis. Oeuvres. * Bernard. Oeuvres. * Tressan. Histoires du Petit Jehan de Saintre. * Gresset. Oeuvres Choisies. * Daphnis et de Chloe. * Boileau. Oeuvres. * Grecourt. Oeuvres. * La Pucelle D&#39;Orleans. & & Housed in a period travel box shaped like a book, now quite worn with the lid missing. A charming collection of this popular portable edition, meant to go on long journeys via the newly popular steamships. Volumes measure 3 5/8" x 2 3/4" some 1802, 1803, some undated. The box measures about 14" x 10" - the size of a thick folio volume. Size: 16mo . Text is clean and unmarked. All edges gilt in good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 038370.

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      Hamburgo: Chez P. Fauche, Libraire, - 1803 - 5v, (300 p. aprox c/u, viñetas, 1 lam. pleg.); 21x14 cm.- Rústica en caja. Algunas páginas afectadas, apenas, por la carcoma. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de Botany-Bay, etat present des colonies pénales de l'Angleterre, dans l'Australie, ou examen des effets de la déportation, considérée comme peine et comme moyen de colonisation.Paris, Paulin, 1836. 8vo. Appendix 1 (= pp. 381-4) with in total four engraved tables on one folding leaf. Original green wrappers.

      Ferguson 2165a; not in Cox; Hill; Wantrup. Original edition of the history of Botany Bay and the present state of the English penal colonies in Australia by Jules de la Pilorgerie (1803-1881). On 29 April 1770, Botany Bay was the site of James Cook's first landing of HMS Endeavour on the continent of Australia, after his extensive navigation of New Zealand. Later the British planned Botany Bay as the site for a penal colony. Out of these plans came the first European habitation of Australia at Sydney Cove. Some leaves with blank upper right corner torn off; some marginal spotting. A good uncut copy.

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        Nouvelle Edition de la Methode de Basson... [Subtitle]: Cette Methode contient les Principes detailles pour l'Etude du Basson, des Exercices dans tous les tons, avec Accompagnement de Basse, 12 Sonates d'une difficulte progressive, Trente Gammes varies et 42 Caprices, Elle est augmentee et precedee des Principes de la Musiques, Elle renfermes, aussi la maniere de conserver l'Instrument et les moyens de faire les Anches... Grave sur etain fin

      Paris V. Dufaut [1803]. Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1-14 pp. text ("Principes Elementaires de la Musique," "Methode de Basson"), pp. 15-146 printed music, 147-149 text, [i] (blank). Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Engraved throughout. Small oval handstamp to foot of title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking front pastedown endpaper; front free endpaper torn. Slightly worn, foxed and soiled; inner margin of title dampstained; small edge tears to title; short tear to blank margin of folding plate repaired; stab holes to blank inner margins of first signatures; some creasing; other minor defects. Quite a good, wide-margined copy in original state.. Very rare. Not in OCLC. "Ozi's influence as a performer, teacher, and composer of bassoon literature was international in scope. His music and Methodes (written for a six- and seven-keyed bassoon) are the most comprehensive and informative source of instructions on bassoon performance of the late 18th century. As late as 1838 Schilling observed that his 1803 Methode 'was not only the first complete manual for learning to play the bassoon in France, but in most other countries as well'. The 20 pages devoted to embellishment and extempore variation have been cited as an important source dealing with late 18th-century improvisatory practices. His musical examples were used by Almenraeder as points of departure for improving the key mechanism of the bassoon. At least three of his concertos were published in Germany as well as France and editions of the Methodes, sonatas and caprices continued to be published in Germany, France and Italy throughout the 19th century. Although his concertos and symphonies concertantes were intended for his own performance, they contain passages of virtuosic brilliance that contributed much to the development of the bassoon as a solo instrument during this time. As a soloist Ozi expanded the expressive as well as the technical capacity of the bassoon. It was observed that the bassoon took on 'in his hands, a life, a soul, and an expressive character' that was previously unattainable on the instrument. According to contemporaries, he was 'le meilleur basson de son temps'." Harold E. Griswold in Grove online

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      London: Printed by A. Strahan , 1803. London: Printed by A. Strahan , 1803. - "Always Lucid and Graceful"A Fine Early Nineteenth-Century BlackstoneBLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. The Fourteenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian, Esq. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803.Fourteenth edition (first published at Oxford 1765-1769), the sixth edition published after Blackstone?s death, with notes and additions by Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely Edward Christian. Four octavo volumes (8 1/16 x 5 1/16 inches; 205 x 129 mm.). Irregular pagination. Collation: a8 B-Z8 Aa-Tt8 Uu4; A4 B-Z8 Aa-Uu8; A4 B-Z8 Aa- Mm8; a4 B-Z8 Aa-Pp8 Qq4 Rr2.Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Engraved "Table of Consanguinity" facing p. 204 and folding engraved "Table of Descents" facing p. 240 in Volume II.Contemporary calf. Covers decoratively ruled in blind. Smooth spines ruled in blind with red morocco gilt lettering labels and with volume numbers stamped in black. Board edges decoratively tooled in blind. A spectacular set."Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine; nothing but trouble, even danger, was to be expected from contact with it. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He has been accused of playing to the gallery, of flattering the national vice of complacency with existing institutions. The charge is in many respects just; but it is no small achievement to change the whole climate of public opinion Blackstone was not interested in the science of law. All law is the same to him?the law of gravity or the law of the land. The object of the latter is to distinguish between right and wrong. Rights are either the rights of persons or of things; wrongs are either public or private. These theses from the headings of the four books of the Commentaries He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful. This is the secret of Blackstone?s enormous influence" (Printing and the Mind of Man 212).This work was enormously successful with eight editions appearing in the author's lifetime, and "for sixty years after his death editions continued to follow one another almost as quickly" (D.N.B.).

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        The Four Gospels, translated from the Greek with preliminary dissertations and notes, critical and explanatory.

      Aberdeen: Printed by J. Chalmers & Co. for T.Cadell and W. Davies, London; W. Creech, Edinburgh; and A Brown, Aberdeen 1803-1804.. The Second edition with the author's last corrections. 22 by 13.5 cm. In four volumes. Vol. I, lix+448 pp. Vol. II, ii+482 pp. Vol. III, xxxv+412 pp. Vol. IV, iv+544 pp. Professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, new endpapers, gilt ruling, lettering and new spine labels, internally very good, tight, bright copies, in very good condition, a printed label for William Wingfield Newcombe is pasted to the front pastedowns of the first three volumes whilst there is a remnent of a crested bookplate on a flyleaf of vol. IV. All have the written name of Revd. Arthur Newcombe, Abbeyleix Glebe, on front endpapers. The book was first published in 1789, and this is a scarce set. Campbell, 1719-1796, was a Scottish Presbyterian Theologian, a Professor and Principal of Marischal College Aberdeen. His critical and explanatory notes add to the work's value. As an authority on Rhetoric Campbell offers many memorable passages throughout.

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        Bemerkungen und Vorschläge für Brannteweinbrenner. Dritte verbesserte, mit neuen Zusätze...des Herrn Apotheker Grave...begleitete Auflage,

      Hannover, bey den Gebr?n Hahn, 1803. Hannover, bey den Gebrüdern Hahn, 1803. XLIV, 286 S., 1 Blatt Verbesserungen & 1 Blatt Verlagsmitteilung bez. Neuerscheinungen für Bierbrauer. Mit einem gefalteten Kupfertafel. Etwas späterer schlichter Broschur. Ebd. mi leichteren Gebrauchsspuren; Tafelrand rechts etwas kurz beschnitten; bis zum Bild. (s. Bild). POGGENDORF II, S. 1307. Nicht in COLE. GUTES EXEMPLAR. VON GROSSER SELTENHEIT.

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        Oeuvres de Pierre Camper, Qui Ont Pour Objet l&#39;Histoire Naturelle, la Physiologie et l&#39;Anatomie Comparee

      sp;- Paris H. J. Jansen and A. Bertrand, 1803. sp;- Paris H. J. Jansen and A. Bertrand, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Oeuvres de Pierre Camper, Qui Ont Pour Objet l&#39;Histoire Naturelle, la Physiologie et l&#39;Anatomie Compareeis avery scarce but important comparative anatomical and natural history monograph by Pierre Camper. Volumes I and III of a three volume set. With notices on the life and works of Camperand elogies by Vicq-D&#39;Azir andCaondorcet to front. Peter, Pieter, or usually Petrus Camper (1722- 1789), was a Dutch physician, anatomist, physiologist, midwife, zoologist, anthropologist, paleontologist and a naturalist. He studied the orangutan, the rhinoceros, and the skull of a whale. One of the first to interest himself in comparative anatomy and paleontology, he also invented the measure of the facial angle. Camperbecame a celebrity in Europe and a member of the Royal Society. He was interested in architecture, mathematics, and made drawings for his lectures. He designed and made tools for his patients, always trying to be practical. Besides he was a sculptor, a patron of art and a conservative politician. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, the odd mark to boards and institutional stamps to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occasional spotting and handling marks and faintinstitutional stamps to titles. To the rear of volume I there is an explanation of plates, however there is no evidence plates in this volume, at the time avolume of plates was published separately. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Collection of Political Pamphlets

      20 - London - J. Hatchard, J. Butterworth, Richard Phillips, Longman, Hurst, Rees, C. H. Reynell, 1803. 20 - London - J. Hatchard, J. Butterworth, Richard Phillips, Longman, Hurst, Rees, C. H. Reynell, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of political pamphlets and speeches, bound as one. Containing A Few Cursory Remarks upon the State of Parties, during the Administration of the Right Honourable Henry Addington written by a near observer, and is the corrected sixth edition. The Speech of James Stephen, in the Debate in the House of Commons, March 6, 1809, on Mr. Whitbread&#39;s Motion Relative to the Late Overtures of the American Government with Supplementary Remarks on the Recent Order in Council. Authentic Correspondence and Documents, Explaining the Proceedings of the Marquess Wellesley, and of the Earl of Moira, in the Recent Negotiations for the Formation of An Administration. The Speech of Henry Brougham in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, the 16th of June, 1812, upon the Present State of Commerce and Manufactures; from a Report Taken in Short Hand. The Speech of Lord Grenville, on the Motion Made by the Marquis Wellesley, in the House of Lords, on Friday, the 9th of April 1813, for the Production of Certain Papers on Indian Affairs. Substance of the Speech of the Right Hon. Robert Peel, in the House of Commons, on Friday, 9th May, on the Right Hon. Henry Grattan&#39;s Motion. Lastly, The Speech of the Right Hon. the Earl of Liverpool, in the House of Lords, on Friday 3rd, and Saturday 4th November 1820, on the Second Reading of the Bill of Pains and Penalties. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, lightly rubbed to the boards, with very minor wear to extremities. Both hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages, scattered spotting throughout which is heavier to Speech of Lord Grenville, and Speech of the Right Hon. Robert Peel which also has a copperplate ink signature dated 1817. Overall: GOOD..

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