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        Almanach Des Gourmands, Ou Calendrier Nutritif, Servant De Guide Dans Les Moyens De Faire Excellent Chère… [Title Varies]

      Paris: Maradan, 1803-06. Second Edition of Vols. I-II; First Editions of Vols. III-IV. The first four issues, of a total of eight published annually from 1803 to 1812 (none for 1809 and 1811). The French gourmand and littérateur Grimod de la Reynière established a culinary jury which held monthly sessions to decide on the merits of particular dishes with a view to promoting what Montaigne styled ‘the science of the palate’. One of these sessions is depicted in the frontispiece to the third volume. Of special interest in Vols. I and III are the chapters entitled Itinéraire Nutritif, Ou Promenade D’Un Gourmand Dans Divers Quartiers De Paris, a review of the better restaurants and food shops in Paris. Bitting 201-02. cfSimon 795; Simon 797-98. Vicaire 424-25. cfCagle 224-25; Cagle 226-27. See Oberlé 133. 4 Volumes. 18mo. pp. 8 p.l., [v]-viii, viii, [9]-247, [1]; 2 p.l., xxii, [23]-318; xiv, 342; xx, 336. with half-titles. 4 engraved frontis. Vols. I-II in original bds., Vol. IV in contemporary half calf (some chipping to spines)

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        Tagebuch einer im Jahre 1797 unternommenen Landreise aus Ostindien nach Europa, auf einem wenig besuchten und wenig bekannten Wege, durch die asiatische und europäische Türkey, Siebenbürgen, Ungarn und Teutschland. Mit einer Reise-Charte. Aus dem englischen auszugsweise übersetzt.,

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1803 - XIV, 188 Seiten, 1 Blatt Errata. Mit einer Faltkarte. *Erschien in der Reihe "Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen" (ohne den Reihentitel). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe (die englische Originalausgabe erschien 1799 in London). Berichtet erstmals über die direkte Reiseroute über Bagdad, durch Assyrien, Armenien und Natolien und die Türkei, die bis dato als kaum passierbar galt. - Rücken oben und unten etwas bestossen, Titelblatt mit kleinem hinterlegtem Randausschnitt. Insgesamt gut erhalten, Titel und letzte Seiten mit Randbräunung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaje Literario a las Iglesias de España.

      - M- Imp. Fortanet 1803-1852. 20,5 cm. 22 tomos ("Los tres primeros tomos son de la edición de 1902). Enc. media piel con nervios. (Palau y Dulcet: Esta obra es importantísima para Cataluña, puesto que todos los datos son de primera mano y conserva multitud de informaciones sobre antigüedades y libros desaparecidos"). (Ref. 9692-K). Viajes. Arte.

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        Le Troubadour. Poésies Occitaniques du XIIIe Siècle traduites et publiées par Fabre d'Olivet [ 2 Tomes - Complet - édition originale ]

      Chez Henrichs, De l'Imprimerie de Valade 1803 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné (faisceaux), Chez Henrichs, De l'Imprimerie de Valade, An XI, 1803, (titres gravés : Henrichs, Renouard, Paris, An XII, 1804), 2 ff. n. ch. (titre gravé et titre), xi-lxviij-222 pp. et 1 f. n.ch. (errata), 3 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre gravé et titre), 292 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Très rare et bel exemplaire de l'édition originale, en reliure d'époque (infimes frott. au dos). Caillet, 3787 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        YOUNG (Thomas) The Bakerian Lecture: Experiments and Calculations Relative to Physical Optics, pp.1-16,

      - outer margins slightly browned, but a good large copy. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 93. * "Young was the last of the natural philosophers who could know all that there was to be known. He perfected the wave theory of light, he expounded the mechanism of vision, stated the laws of blood circulation, introduced the modern conceptions of 'energy' and 'work done', evolved a sound theory of tides, and helped to decipher the hieroglyphics of the Rosetta Stone. In his Bakerian Lecture, November 1803, he based himself firmly on the theory that 'radiant light consists of undulations of the luminous ether': a theory that held the field until the latter-day notions of Planck and J. J. Thomson" (Printing and the Mind of Man). * First appearance of this groundbreaking paper giving the first convincing evidence that the fringes are produced by interference of light waves, and giving the experimental demonstrations of the general law of Interference. This important demonstration served as the experimental basis for the wave hypothesis of light. Young also shows in this paper that diffraction effects can be explained by the interference law. * "The experimental basis for the wave hypothesis of light as Young formulated it was interference. The fact has already been observed that two trains of water waves may be so superposed that in certain regions the troughs of one train will lie continuously on the crests of another, thereby producing zero disturbance. Destructive interference is said to occur between the two trains of waves in the former case and constructive interference in the latter. Similarly, two sound waves may be so combined as to produce alternate regions of silence and enhanced sound. The phenomenon of interference, of which the forgoing are familiar examples, is easily comprehensible in the case of combining waves, but would be utterly incomprehensible in the case of combining streams of particles. So when Young demonstrated in 1803 [in the present paper] that two beams of light could, under properly controlled conditions be made to combine in such a way as to produce alternate regions of darkness and light, he was rightly considered to have identified in light a characteristic property of waves." (Lloyd Taylor in: Physics. The Pioneer Science. p. 511). Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 93, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1804, comprising, iv, 514pp tall quarto, with 8 [of 9?] extending or folding engraved plates, [no plate 6 but not apparently called for in the text] late 19thC library cloth (front hinge worn) with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, also an inked library stamp verso title, pp.iii-iv with crude early repair to inner margin, margins slightly browned but a good large copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1803. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: RUMFORD (Benjamin, Count) An Enquiry concerning the Nature of Heat, and the Mode of Its Communication, pp. 77-182; HERSCHEL (William) Continuation of an Account of the Changes That Have Happened in the Relative Situation of Double Stars, pp.353-384; HATCHETT (Charles) Observations on the Change of Some of the Proximate Principles of Vegetables into Bitumen; With Analytical Experiments on a Peculiar Substance Which is Found with the Bovey Coal, pp.385-410.

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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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        Catalogue des Livres précieux, singuliers et rares, tant Imprimés que Manuscrits, qui composaient la Bibliothèque de M.

      - dont la vente se fera.le 15 Novembre 1803.et jours suivans. xxiv, 522, 4 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, slightly later sheep-backed marbled boards (minor rubbing), flat spine gilt, uncut. Paris, Bleuet jeune, 1803. The very uncommon sale catalogue of the library of Méon (1748-1829), who is described in a contemporary note on the title as "Commis au Bureau de la Guerre." Méon, though employed in the War Ministry, was a scholar specializing in early French literature. He had taken advantage of the disorder of the French Revolution to buy quantities of valuable books cheaply. But by 1799, he was destitute and obliged to send his precious collection to auction. According to the sales notice, the collection was second only to the duc de la Vallière’s library from the points of view of variety, choice of copies, and excellence of early editions. The sale catalogue describes many early French romances and plays, belles-lettres, and historical writings. His bibliographical knowledge later earned him a position at the Bibliothèque Impérial, which dismissed him for poor librarianship. But in 1826, now "Royale," reappointed him, eventually granting him a pension. Méon was the editor of several important texts, including the Le Roman du Renard (1825). This is an interesting copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Quite often, buyers’ names are supplied and there are many notes throughout in the same hand, furnishing bibliographical details or notes on condition. This copy also has the four-page "Ordre des Vacations" and errata leaf. 4166 lots. Fine copy. ? Brunet, III, 1639. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions.1643-1830, 446. N.B.G., 34, 1020-21. Peignot, p. 113–"Catalogue curieux pour les livres bizarres et singuliers." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      J. White at Horace's Head,, London: 1803 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great (Complete in Two Volumes)

      Dublin, Thomas Burnside 1803 - Physical description; 2v. , 336p. (v.1) ; 242p. (v.2) +60p. Index (v.2). Minor marginal foxing throughout. 1st Dublin Printing. Professionally and finely bound in qtr aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross borders and blocked gilt titles. A superb set and uncommonly well preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Geometrie de Position

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

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        History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone 2 Volumes

      A. Strahan., London 1803 - .Vol. 1 - xii, cxiv, 359pp., Vol. 2 - xi, [1], 514pp., 1 page errata, 1 page ad. Three quarter leather binding. PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN FOR T.N. LONGMAN AND O. REES.INCLUDING THE EXPEDITION TO CUBA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCURRING SPANISH CHASSEURS; AND THE STATE OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS: WITH A SUCCINCT HISTORY OF THE ISLAND PREVIOUS TO THAT PERIOD. CENTERS AROUND THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT'S WAR AGAINST THE BLACK PEOPLE( MAROONS), AND THE MAROON'S RESENTMENT TOWARD THE GOVERNMENT.FIRST EDITION.VOL. 1 HAS FRONTIS ENGRAVING AND FOLD-OUT MAP[ OF THE INTERIOR PART OF JAMAICA.VOL. 2 HAS FRONTIS ENGRAVING AND FOLD-OUT MAP OF JAMAICA.REBACKED WITH ORIGINAL BOARDS. Joint starting, but a tight copy. DETAILED AND THOROUGH HISTORY OF THE ISLAND. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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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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        Vue de la colonie espagnole du Mississippi, ou des provinces de Louisianne et Floride occidentale en l'annee 1802 par un observateur resident dur les lieux

      Imprimerie Expeditive, Paris 1803 - Contemporary speckled calf, flat spine in six compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers (repairs at joints) ".first-hand picture of life in New Orleans." First edition of this "entertaining and gossipy first-hand picture of life in New Orleans at the turn of the century . At the end are general accounts of the natural features of Louisiana, its commerce, and other general subjects. Its two colored maps, one of lower, the other of upper Louisiana . are well worth-while" (Streeter). The work was immediately popular: two more editions appeared before the 1806 New York translation, with an 1804 German translation as well. "This resident observer has given a good description of Louisiana and West Florida.[during] the year in which the dominion of this region passed to the United States" (Raines). Howes B389; Sabin 4962; Streeter Sale 1530; Clark II:79; Raines, p.74; Servies 766. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches). xx,318,[6],[4]pp. Half title. Two hand colored engraved folding maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über die Entbindungskunst.

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

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        [The Works:]

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

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        A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEA OR PACIFIC OCEAN

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

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        Volume of 15 Pamphlets on the Establishment and Conduct of the City.

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

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        Danish Hussars charging the Enemy.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books: 14th Ed.;

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

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        Ruins of an Ancient Temple Near Corinth

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

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        The City of Corinth

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

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

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

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        A Description Of The Jail Distemper As It Appeared Amongst The Spanish Prisoners, At Winchester, In The Year 1780

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

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        The Spectator.

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

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        Costume of the Russian Empire

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

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

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

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        Gattungen der Fliegen in XLII. Kupfertafeln entworfen und gezeichnet.

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

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        The Works of Thomas Chatterton

      London: Printed by Biggs and Cottle 1803 - Three volumes, 8vo., bound in three-quarter red morocco lettered in gilt; raised bands; top edges gilt; lightly rubbed, with occasional foxing. First collected edition edited by Robert Southey, with seven copper plates (includes a fold-out of Bristol Castle). A striking set. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems on Various Subjects.

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

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        An Act for regulating the Vessels carrying Passengers from the United Kingdom to His Majesty's Plantations and Settlements Abroad or to Foreign Parts, with respect to the Number of such Passengers

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

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        Oeuvres complètes. Nouvelle édition

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

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

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

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        Memorie su la respirazione. Opera postuma.

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

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        Official papers, Relative to the Preliminaries of London and the Treaty of Amiens, published at Paris by authority of the French government.

      Printed for J. Debrett ,: Printed by A. Wilson, London 1803 - 2 Phamphlets issued as one, No binding, as issued? Paperback. Title Page +74 +111 pages. i.e. Part I. Preliminaries of London (Oct. 1, 1801 - )74 pages & Part II. Treaty of Amiens, (27 March, 1802).& Additional Papers 111 pages. The Peace of Amiens brought a temporary peace to the Napoleonic Wars , with reference to Malta & in the New World. Very rare document. Condition Fair/Good , minor dirt to front/rear page/cover. Contents Good, clear a few pages front detached, minor corner folding, only inscriptions being numbers to front. 13 x 21cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Paterson's British Itinerary. - Being a new and accurate delineation and description of the Direct, and Principal Cross Roads of Great Britain, in two volumes.

      London: Printed for the Proprietors, Bowles & Carver, 1803 - Revised 2nd ed. 2 vols. bound in one. xxxv + 633pp. 340 + 45 strip maps and double page general map. A very fine copy bound in contemporary full calf. With the bookplate of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside.

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

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

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

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

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

      Cuthell and Martin; J. Murray, London 1803 - Medical Electricity and "Frankenstein"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’s honor by the faculties of Guy’s and St. Thomas’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.First Edition, including the First Editions in English of Aldini’s Dissertationes duae (1794). Aldini, the nephew of Galvani, was the premier apologist for his uncle’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’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.Aldini’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 "the jaw began to quiver, the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted and the left eye actually opened" (p. 193), seized the imagination of the British public and remained an enduring theme in popular culture. Mary Shelley, who knew of Aldini’s work, used the idea of galvanic reanimation to brilliant effect in her classic novel Frankenstein (1818).Aldini’s experiments on cadavers were important for the development of cardiac electrostimulation, while his successful treatment of "melancholy madness" (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, "Background of clinical cardiac electrostimulation," N. Y. State J. Med. (1971-72), p. 2578. Licht, "History of electrotherapy," 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. [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

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

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