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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'Histoire Universelle. 3 volumes. * Corneille. Chefs-D'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'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'Histoire Naturelle, la Physiologie et l'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'Histoire Naturelle, la Physiologie et l'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'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'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'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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        Das Erbtheil des Vaters

      Iffland, August Wilhelm. Das Erbtheil des Vaters. Zur bie t.f. hoftheater. Wien Aus Kosten. Wein, 1803. Produced Vienna Burgtheater Oct. 29, 1802. Richel p.73. 8vo. Contemporary decorated wrappers. 142pp. plus frontispiece. Minor dampstaining. Drama in 4 acts in prose. Earlier performed Berlin 1800; Leipzig1802; Weimar 1802. First published Leipzig, 1802; Two editions of 144 pps exist: this & Frank at Augusburg. Das Erbtheil des Vaters [the father's share of the inheritance], the 52nd play of Iffland's, is an example of Familienstucke, the genre of of "meticulous if sentimental depictions of middle-class home life" for which he became popular (Carlson). In Weimar, Goethe produced 31 of Iffland's plays, as they, according to Carlson, offered relief in politically turbulent times "by their careful exclusion of any possibly disturbing reference to politics, social problems, or history." The author, August Wilhelm Iffland, (1759-1814) was a German actor, director, dramatist (B. Hannover). He entered the Court Theatre of Gotha in 1777. By 1796 he was director of the Nationaltheater in Berlin, a position he held until his death. He is thought to have influenced Goethe's views on acting. He wrote 60 plays or so and wielded an enormous influence on German drama of the time with plays filled with bourgeois emotions and realism. According to Goethe, his best play is Die Hagestolzen (The Bachelor) 1791 which was performed, in its own time, 146 times in Berlin and 115 times in Vienna. Iffland's collected Dramatische Werke in 16 vols was published Leipzig 1798-1802 and Theatralische Werke 10 vls, Leipzig 1858-60. Reference: Jelavich, Peter, Wilhelm August Iffland in McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama. (Stanley Hochman, editor). 1982; Carlson, Marvin. The German Stage in the nineteenth century (1972). OCLC lists no copies of any early edition in U.S. libraries.

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        Bollettino delle leggi della republica italiana. Dal 1 gennajo al 31 dicembre 1805 Anno II. Bollettino delle leggi del regno d'italia 1806 (parte I & III, Dal gennajo / 1. settembre al 30 aprile / 31 dicembre 1806); 1807 (part II & III, Dal 1 juglio / ottobre al 30 settembre / 31 decimbre 1807). 1808 (part I & II, Dal primo gennajo / primo giugno al 31 maggio /31 dicembre 1808). 1811 (part I & II, Dal I.° gennajo / lugluo al 30 giugno / 31 dicembre 1811), 9 Vol. (Codice Napoleonico)

      Milano Dalla reale stamperia 1803. 1806, 1807, 1808, 1811,. 8°, Halbleder. XV/440; VIII/391, IX/889-1151; VIII/361-968, XIV/969-1615+1; XIX/426, XVIII/429-1110); XVI/669, XVI/671-1299+1 S. Einheitlicher Halbledereinband mit zwei Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Einband leicht bestoßen, innen sauber, insgesamt noch guterhaltenes Exemplar. (9 volumes. Unit binding: Half leather, nice lable on the spine with gilt-print, red cut. 13,5 x 20,5 cm. Some pages with small vignettes. Condition: Binding: Here and there only a few rubbed, alltogether good/very good. Inside very good, very clean, no fox-marks etc.).

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        The Book of Common Prayer,

      Oxford - at the Clarendon Press, Dawson, Bensley, and Cooke, 1803. Oxford - at the Clarendon Press, Dawson, Bensley, and Cooke, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of The Book of Common Prayer. Bound in the original early 19th century leather with gilt lettering and border decoration. The Book of Common Prayer is the common title of a number of prayer books of the Church of England and of other Anglican churches, used throughout the Anglican Communion. The first book, published in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. Prayer books, unlike books of prayers, contain the words of structured (or liturgical) services of worship. The Book of Common Prayer appears in many variants in churches inside and outside of the Anglican Communion in over 50 different countries and in over 150 different languages. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally bright with faint background spotting. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Parthenäis oder Die Alpenreise. Ein idyllisches Epos in neun Gesängen. Mit sechs Kupfern nach Schnor u. Schubert von Schule.

      . Hamburg und Mains: Vollmer (1803). Med kobberstukket titelblad samt 6 kobberplancher. (2) + 364 s. Eksemplar pa velin indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlaeder med farvet skindtitelfelt og rygforgyldning. Med Hvedholm Biblioteks stempel pa titelblad samt Bille Brahes navnetraek pa indersiden af forpermen. With engraved titlepage and 6 full-page engravings. Nice contp. halfleather..

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        The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper. In four volumes

      06 - Chicester - J. Johnson, 1803. 06 - Chicester - J. Johnson, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition and complete set of Harvey's famous biography of Cowper. Complete in three volumes, with a supplementary fourth volume: 'supplementary pages to the Life of Cowper, containing the additions made to that work, on reprinting it in octavo'. 'With an introductory letter to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper'. Volumes I and III feature engraved frontispieces, and Volume III features an etching of Cowper's monumentby William Blake. The supplementary fourth volume featuresa frontispiece, 'engraved by Caroline Watson, Engraver to Her Majesty'. William Hayley (17451820), poet and biographer, was born on 9 November 1745 in Chichester, Sussex. Hayley revelled in being close to talented people; he enjoyed bolstering their confidences, forwarding suggestions for their career advancement, and providing seclusion at Eartham, near Chichester, Sussex (where he had moved in 1774), so that their work might continue uninterrupted. He attempted to exert a near absolute control over his friends, guiding their personal and professional lives. Some, such as George Romney and William Cowper, appreciated his suggestions and willingly acquiesced to his advice but others, William Blake included, rebelled against the suffocating friendship and preferred to distance themselves from this well-meaning man and conduct a cordial relationship from afar. Life of Cowper (1803) was a major and successful work which, including further editions, earned Hayley nearly 11,000, although perhaps this was due more to the enduring popularity of Cowper than to Hayley's own literary merit. DNB. Condition: In the original publisher's wraps. Externally, wear to the extremities. Marks to the boards and darkening to the spines. Spine labels chipped. Internally, binding loosening in places, with p. 419 of Volume II detached but present. Some scattered spotting. Copperplate ink signatures to the half titles. The front free endpaper of Volume III is partially adhered to the pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Erinnerungen an die festlichen Tage der dritten Stiftungsfeyer der Akademie zu Wittenberg.

      Wittenberg, 1803.. 8°. 13, 94 S. mit historischen und topographischen Beylagen und 32 Kupfern. Ppbd. der Zeit m. RSchild, Einband etwas berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. (s. Foto). de; 1. Aufl.. Enthält: 21 gestochene Schattenrisse. 3 gestochene Ansichten, 1 Münztafel. Kolorierte Trachtenkupfer auf 7 Tafeln.

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      Poignée, Libraire. - París. 1803. Pasta española. 20X13. 3Vol. XVIII-519Pág+507Pág+411Pág. 1 Desplegable Tableau de Reduction. Rara Obra. Buen estado. Ref 3.8 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'art chez les anciens, traduite de l'allemand avec notes historiques et critiques de differens auteurs (2 tomes en 3 vol. complet)

      l'an II (1793/94) et l'an XI (1803) tome 2 deuxième partie Paris J. Jansen / GIDE (pour tome 2 deuxième partie) - 27 x 20 cm - tome I: cii-696 pgs + 25 planches h.t. - tome II [4]+692 pgs + 37 planches h.t. - tome II deuxième parie [4]+405 pgs + 3 planches h.t. - demi veau à coins, dos lisse avec pièce de titre et tomaison, fillets dorés - plats marbrés - vignettes dans le texte, 3 frontispices - impotante bibliogrphie à la fin du tome II deuxième partie - tache blue à la pg 565 tome I et pg 645 tome II - tome II fautes dans la pagination 537-538, pages 601-602 reliées après 603-604 et 605-606 après 607 - 608, rousseurs, piqures (très aceptable) en tout complet et bon exemplaire - pour l'impotance de l'auteur et de l'oeuvre voir Arntzen & Rainwater H130(first edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pleasures of Hope: With Other Poems

      09 - London - T. Bensley, 1803. 09 - London - T. Bensley, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two collections of poetry by Thomas Campbell, bound together in one volume. Including Pleasures of Hope, Lines Written on Visiting a Scene in Argyleshire, Ode to Winter, The Beech Tree's Petition, The Soldier's Dream, Stanzas to Painting, The Exile of Erin, German Drinking Song, Lochiel's Warning, Hohenlinden, Gertrude of Wyoming, Ye Mariners of England, Lochiel, andHohinlinden. Seventh edition of The Pleasures of Hope, corrected and enlarged, and first edition of Gertrude (missing publisher's adverts to rear). With engraved frontispiece to Pleasures. Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became the University of London. In 1799, he wrote The Pleasures of Hope, a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songsYe Mariners of England, The Soldier's Dream, Hohenlinden and in 1801, The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes. Condition: Rebound in a half-morocco binding. Externally smart, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Library bookplate to front pastedown, with some institutional ink stamps throughout the text. Some pencil annotations to the text. Pages are generally bright and clean, though with some foxing to the first and last few pages and the occasional patch of spotting throughout the text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Balneotechnik oder Anleitung Kunstbaeder zu bereiten und anzuwenden. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Fürth, Bureau der Literatur, 1803.. 8°. (2) IV (2) 230 (2) S.; (4) 164, LV S. Mit 1 gestochenen Titel und 1 gestochenen Frontispiz. Pappband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. - Schreger (1768-1833), praktischer Arzt in Erlangen und später Professor in Wittenberg und Halle, beschreibt in seiner historisch-systematischen Darstellung die verschiedenen Formen, Bestandteile und Anwendungsbereiche medizinischer Bäder. U.a. mit einzelnen Kapiteln über Dampf- und Rauchbäder, über elektrische und galvanische Bäder sowie über Bäder aus animalischen, vegetabilischen und trockenen Stoffen. Mit sehr ausführlichen Namens- und Sachregistern. - Stellenweise gering stockfleckig. Einband leicht bestoßen und fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 136

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        Aloys Zötl (1803-1887)

      - Pintura. Zotl, Aloys (75 Zotl, Aloys) Franco Maria Ricci. Milán. 1984. 36 cm. 161 p. : il. col. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial. Cortázar, Julio (1914-1984). Introducción de Giovanni Mariotti ; postfacio de José Pierre ; traducción de la introducción y postfacio, Matilde Herrera. Los signos del hombre. vol. 3. Tít. de la cub.: El bestiario de Aloys Zötl (1831-1887). (1803-1887). -Cubierta rozada. ítica e interpretación. Animales. -Ilustraciones. -S.XIX. Mariotti, Giovanni. (1936-) . ISBN: 88-216-6003-6 HA72 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sportsman's Cabinet or a Correct Delineation of the Various Dogs Used in the Sports of the Field: Including the Canine Race in General. 2 volume set

      T Hurst; T Ostell & Chapple, London 1803 - vii, 276pp; 310pp. 26 engraved plates by P. Reinagle and woodcut vignettes by Thomas Bewick. Published 1803 & 1804. Covers rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Spine scuffed. Ep loose in volume one and one plate loose with tear. Some offsetting. Otherwise contents tight and overall G+. Heraldic bookplate of Earl of Dalhousie 'Ora et Labora' Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorabilia Cantabrigiae: Or, an Account of the Different Colleges in Cambridge

      London - Edward Harding, 1803. London - Edward Harding, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An interesting work of topography, focusing on the colleges and educational institutions within Cambridge. First edition. Extended title reads Biographical Sketches of the Founders and Eminent Men; with Many Original Anecdotes; Views of the colleges, and Portraits of the Founders. Featuring several engraved plates throughout. Condition: In original publishers binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities and spine. Rear hinge is slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose. Bright and clean. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Der selbstlehrende Feuerwerker, oder gründliche Anweisung zur Luftfeuerwerkskunst für Liebhaber, die sich davon unterrichten und damit beschäftigen wollen. Neueste Auflage. Leipzig, 1803. XIV, 190 S. Mit 5 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Marmor. Pp. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (stärker beschabt).

      1803. . Philip 120, 2.- Minimaler Feuchtrand im weißen Kopfsteg.- Vorsatz und Titel mit hinterlegtem Namensausriss.

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        Principes fondamentaux de l'équilibre et du mouvement.

      Paris, Crapelet 1803 - In-8 [200 x 125 mm]. Collation : XXII, 262, (1) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.) Publié pour la première fois à Dijon en 1783 sous le titre: "Essai sur les machines en général." L'auteur y a apporté des changements en accord avec les découvertes de son temps et un nouvel ordre dans les matières. "Il en résulte un ouvrage tout nouveau." Carnot y donne son théorème, resté classique, sur la perte de force vive dans un choc. "In retrospect it is evident that that modest work inaugurated the peculiarly French literature of engineering mechanics, but it commanded little attention until after its author had become great and famous in the politics and military affairs of the revolution." DSB 3, 71. Bibliotheca mechanica 63 : "First published at Dijon in 1783 as "Essai sur les Machines", this new edition incorporates recent developments in the field. In the preface Carnot makes reference to Lagrange's invention of the calculus of variations and the law of least action." Auréole brune à mi-page en milieu d'ouvrage, sinon bel exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on

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        The Sportsman's Cabinet or a Correct Delineation of the Various Dogs Used in the Sports of the Field: Including the Canine Race in General. 2 volume set

      London T Hurst; T Ostell & Chapple 1803. Covers rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Spine scuffed. Ep loose in volume one and one plate loose with tear. Some offsetting. Otherwise contents tight and overall G+. Heraldic bookplate of Earl of Dalhousie 'Ora et Labora' First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). vii, 276pp; 310pp. 26 engraved plates by P. Reinagle and woodcut vignettes by Thomas Bewick. Published 1803 & 1804.

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        Die Natur und die Menschen. Ein Inbegriff vieler Merkwürdigkeiten für Leser aus allerlei Staenden, für die Jugend und ihre Freunde.

      Leipzig. G. Fleischer der Jüngere.1803.. 2 Bände. 17,5 x 11 cm. XVI, 366, XII, 459 S. Hldr.d.Zt.m.Rückensch.u.verg. Etwas best.u.berieben.. J.A.Löhr war Pastor in der Altenburg vor Merseburg ab 1793. Bekannt auch als Kinderbuchautor . Der erste Band ist in 16 Abschnitte unterteilt und behandelt u.a. die Feuerspeienden Berge, Erdbeben, Gefahren und Ungemach der Reisenden, Nahrungsmittel und Leckereien der ganzen Welt, Bekleidung, Spiele, Tiere Menschen, Aberglauben u.v.m. Band 2 ist in 15 Abteilungen unterteilt und behandelt u.a. die Merkwürdigkeiten der Erde, Quellen, Winde, Wasserhosen, die erste Erziehung der Menschen, die Behandlung des weiblichen Geschlechts ,Sitten bei Verstorbenen, Heiratssitten, Jagd u.v.m Die Texte beziehen sich hauptsächlich auf die Völker Asiens, Amerikas und Afrikas. Titelblätter leicht Fleckig, sonst nahezu Fleckenfrei, guter Zustand. Selten. J. A. Löhr was a referent at the "Altenburg" in front of Merseburg at the beginning of the year 1793. Also famous as a children's book author. Thr first volume is subdivided in 16 parts, and tells almost about the fire-breathing mountains; earthquakes, risks and adversty about the travelers. Aliments and goodies of the hall wide world; garment, games, animals human's, superstition and many more. Volume 2 is subdivided in 15 segments and focused the oddities of the earth, springs, winds, tornados, the first breeding of humans, the care of the female gender, "Rites by defunct, rites by match, hunting and many more. The texts allude in the focus of the peoples of Asia, America and Africa. Titlepages lightly blotched, in other respects almost stainless. All over in good condition. Rare.

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        Public Characters of 1802-1803

      03, 1803. 03, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of biographical sketches of thirty-two British public figures. The fifth such publication, following the popularity of the first four, published between in 1798and 1802. First edition. Featuringinfluential figures of the year timeincludingLord Auckland, Dr Thornton, Archdeacon Paley, Rev. Rowland Hill, Admiral Roddam, Major General Ira Allen, Mr. William Gifford,Dr Busby, Mrs Billington, and James Watt. Condition: In contemporary half calf bindingwith paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities including minor loss to head and tail ofspine. With occasional marks toboards. Joints starting, front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with minor offsetting to endpapers, the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD.

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        Lettres sur la Danse, sur les Ballets et les Arts.

      . 4 vols. St. Petersburg: Schnoor 1803-04. With steelengraved portrait of the author. X + 240; [4] + 240; 224; 256 pp. Copy on strong paper with wide margin bound in 2 worn contemporary halfleatherbindings with coloured labels on spines. Binding marked of use, textpages clean; with wormholes on inner backboards and last leaves in both volumes. * Noverre began his career as a dancer in 1743 and he staged more than 80 ballets; from 1755 to 1757 he headed a ballet troupe at the Drury Lane Theatre in London and from 1776 to 1780 he was ballet master at the Paris Opera; from 1781 to '94 he worked periodically in London. In 1759 he published for the first time his famous work Letters On Dancing and Ballets, in which he explained the principles of the ballet d'action, created through the use of effective mime and dance in cooperation with the composer, choreographer, and the designer..

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        Amadis of Gaul

      London - T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803. London - T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition of Robert Southey's notable translation of Amadis of Gaul here in a decorative vellum binding. Complete in Four Volumes. Translated into English and Edited by Robert Southey. With the armorial bookplate of I. B. Story to the front pastedowns. Vasco de Lobeira, d. 1403, was a medieval writer to whomthe prose original of the romance Amadis de Gaula was originally attributed. It seems that in fact it was Joao Lobeira,and that rather than originating with him it was the revision of an earlier work from the beginning of the 14th century. Joao Lobeira, c. 1233 1285, was a Portuguese troubadour of the time of King Afonso III, who is supposed to have been the first to reduce into prose the story of Amadis de Gaula. Condition: In a half vellum binding with marbled paper. Externally, rubbed, with slight loss to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound, with the occasional spot or mark. There is evidence of past worming to the top margins of volume one, and tiny past worming to the lower margins of volume three. There areprofessional repairs to the front pastedown and free-endpaper of volume one. Condition.

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        A Dissertation on the Mysteries of the Cabiri; or the Great Gods of Phenicia, Samothrace, Egypt, Troas, Greece, Italy and Crete... 2 volume set

      Oxford George Stanley Faber 1803. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with edge wear. Some minor cracking to spine joints. Some foxing and staining - contents overall bright. Untrimmed. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs First Edition Marbled hardback boards with brown leather spines 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xvi, 428pp; 475pp. Fold out frontis engraving. 'Being an attempt to deduce the several orgies of Isis, Ceres, Mithras, Bacchus, Rhea, Adonis, and Hecate from an Union of the Rites commemorative of the Deluge with the Adoration of the Host of Heaven'. Book-plate of John Gretton of Stapleford 'Steadfast'.

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        Essai de statique chimique. 2v. Arms of French King on upper covers. Very fine

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1803 - From a Royal Library Berthollet, Claude Louis (1748-1822). Essai de statique chimique. 2 vols., 8vo. viii, 543 [1]; viii, 555 [1, errata]pp. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1803. 197 x 125 mm. Tree sheep, gilt spines, French royal arms in gilt on front covers. Occasional scattered foxing, but fine otherwise. First edition. Berthollet attempted to provide chemistry with an adequate theoretical foundation so that its experimental results could be analyzed on the basis of theoretical first principles. He gave a thorough critique of the contemporary oversimplified concept of the law of chemical affinity, which had not yet been properly examined; Berthollet's main contribution to the development of this concept was his proof that chemical affinity was relative, varying with the physical conditions-quantity, temperature, solubility, pressure, physical state-accompanying a chemical experiment. He introduced the highly important concept of "chemical mass"-relative affinity combined with the mass of reactants in a chemical combination-to give the total force with which a given quantity of a substance reacted with another. He was probably the first chemist to perform an exhaustive investigation of how physical conditions affect chemical reactions, creating a molecular model of matter to explain the effects of temperature and density on chemical reactions. DSB. Norman 221. Duveen, p. 75. Smeaton, "Berthollet's Essai de statique chimique and its translations," Ambix 24 (1977), pp. 149-158; "Berthollet's Essai de statique chimique: A supplementary note," Ambix 25 (1978), pp. 211-212. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Essai de statique chimique.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot 1803 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : VIII, 543 pp./VIII, 555, (1) pp. Basane racinée, dos orné, tr. mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Les idées que renfermait cet "essai" étaient très en avance sur leur temps. L'ouvrage a été mal reçu de ses contemporains. Berthollet y démontre que les forces d'affinités chimiques sont proportionnelles aux masses des substances en réaction. Epidermures et travail de vers sur les plats, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Cole 122. Duveen 74.

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        Jerusalem Delivered; an Heroic PoemIn Two Volumes

      London - T. Bensley, 1803. London - T. Bensley, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A translated copy of Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered,being a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in which Catholic knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims in order to take Jerusalem. Eighth edition. Translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso, by John Hoole. Adorned withthirteen of the original fifteen, beautifully engraved plates. The work belongs to the Renaissance tradition of the Italian romantic epic poem, and Tasso frequently borrows plot elements and character types directly from Ariosto's Orlando furioso. Tasso's poem also has elements inspired by the classical epics of Homer and Virgil (especially in those sections of their works that tell of sieges and warfare). One of the most characteristic literary devices in Tasso's poem is the emotional conundrum endured by characters torn between their heart and their duty; the depiction of love at odds with martial valour or honor is a central source of lyrical passion in the poem. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In diced calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, both volumes are lightly rubbed with some wear to the extremities. All joints are starting, with the front board to volume one being detached. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright. Very light instances of foxing. Neat copperplate ink inscription to the verso of both front free endpapers. Overall: GOOD, due to detached board.

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        The cession of the district of Matavai in the island of Otahaite to Capt. James Wilson for the use of the missionaries sent thither by that society in the ship Duff

      London, 1803. The cession of Matavai to Capt. Wilson. 1803. London. F. Bartolozzi, published for the benefit of the Missionary Society, by W. Jeffrys & Co. 535 mm x 745 mm. Lower margin with strong foxing and soiling, some minor loss; strong colour.A striking image showing Captain James Wilson accepting the island of Matavai (Tahiti) for the use of the London Missionary Society, as a result of their missionary expedition to the Island. In 1795 the LMS was established, plans to send an expedition to Tahiti were shortly put to action and as a result, 18 missionaries under Captain Wilson sailed towards the Pacific; in 1797 King Pomare (c. 1742 ? 1803), first king of Tahiti and founder of the Pomare dynasty, granted the travellers the use of Matavai, however tensions soon appeared. As consequence to this, the mission lived until 1809, when the last of the missionaries left for Sidney. Wilson (1760 ? 1814) brought the first missionaries aboard the Duff; he became the first to establish a mission in the South Seas. "He took notice of the London Missionary Society and offered his services to captain its ship, the Duff, on a voyage to deliver missionaries to South Pacific Islands" (Hill).The plate is not common; we haven?t been able to locate any having sold at auction (AE).

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        A Plain Answer to the Misrepresentations and Calumnies contained in the Cursory Remarks of a Near Observer

      London - John Stockdale, 1803. London - John Stockdale, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting political essay, anonymously written by British politician and writer, Thomas Peregrine Courtenay. Second edition. With publisher's catalogue to rear and half titleCondition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, sound with fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean except for mark to half title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Complete Works in Ten Volumes

      London - A. Strahan, 1803. London - A. Strahan, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set ofhistorical books penned byWilliam Robertson, historian and Church of Scotland minister. The History of Scotland was published in two volumes on 1 February in London, and its reception was all that he could wish. By March Robertson found himself overwhelmed with a whole torrent of praise (Robertson to G. Elliot, March 1759, NL Scot. , MS 11008, fol. 92). A second edition was published in April, and by 1761 four had been published, with a French translation following in 1764. The book was a huge success because Robertson appeared to his readers to move Scotland into the mainstream of polite culture. His study of elocution and style had enabled him to craft prose that was harmonious, balanced, and, above all, correct metropolitan English. In the field of historical writing in particular no one had yet achieved such a magisterial style. Though occupied with church and university, Robertson was also engaged on his next history, the work that he hoped would enhance his European reputation. By the end of 1759 he was firmly decided upon the history of the reign of Charles V. Through Charles V he could explore the dynastic struggle of Charles and Francis I, leading to the overarching theme of the emergence of the balance of power in Europe, the wider context of his Scottish history. The book's structure initially was a conventional political narrative, related in chronological order and centred on Charles's life and career. After the publication of Charles V, Robertson quickly turned to a new historical project. In the book's preface he noted that he had to omit discussion of New World colonization for reasons of proportion and coherence, but he acknowledged that his account of Europe in the sixteenth century was incomplete without it. By the autumn of 1769 he began withdrawing books on America from the university library. On 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes by Strahan and Cadell in London and Balfour in Edinburgh, again to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece (in Suard's translation), and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780. Robertson's regained vigour also led him to a new historical work. During the 1780s his attention gradually turned to India. He had broached the question of India's contact with the West in the opening chapter of the History of America, and various personal contacts reinforced that interest. These personal connections, coupled with the opening of the trial of Warren Hastings in 1788 and the publication of John Logan's Dissertation on the Government of Asia (1787) and James Rennell's Memoir of the Map of Hindoostan (the latter, first published in 1783, was greatly admired by Robertson, who used its new 1788 edition), led him to write An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India, which Strahan, Cadell, and Balfour published in a single volume on 4 June 1791. The Disquisition falls into two main parts: the first two-thirds is a narrative of the commercial contacts India had with the outside world from ancient times to the sixteenth century; the remainder is a long appendix describing Indian culture. The narrative portion documents, gathers, and summarizes familiar but scattered material; the appendix is broadly descriptive and more innovative, following the pattern developed in the descriptive chapters of the History of America. (DNB)Contains two folding maps and an engraved frontispiece of Charles V in Volume III of The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. Armorial bookplates bearingthe name 'William Phillips'to each front pastedown. Containing volumes I, III and IVof four of The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V, volumes I,III, and IV of fourof The History of America, volumes I-III of three of The History of Scotland during the Reigns of Queen Mary, and of King James VI, and An Historical Disquisition concerning the.

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        Dizionario Portatile Italiano, Inglese, E Francese

      Venice - Tommaso Bettinelli, 1803. Venice - Tommaso Bettinelli, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bottarelli's impressive Italian, English, and French pocket dictionaries. Second Venetian Edition. Carefully compiled from the dictionaries of La Crusca, Dr. S. Johnson, the French Academy, And from other Dictionaries of the Best Authorities. Volume I is in Italian, Volume II is in English, and Volume III is in French. With the armorial bookplate of William Phillips to the front pastedowns. Complete in Three Volumes. Condition: In a half morocco binding, with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, with intermittent background spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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

      Paris 1803 - Chappe, Abraham (1773-post 1840). A.L.s. to "citoyen Margerie." Paris, 5 germinal, an XI [March 26, 1803]. 3pp. Engraved vignette on the first page depicting Mercury, messenger of the gods, flying through the clouds holding a Chappe telegraph semaphore. 240 x 183 mm. The optical telegraph system created by the four Chappe brothers-Claude, Abraham, Ignace, and Pierre-debuted in the 1790s and remained in use until superseded by the electric telegraph in the 1850s; it represents one of the first organized data networks. It came into being during a period of considerable unrest in France-the French Revolution was in full swing and France was at war with several neighboring countries. The times favored the development of an organized, nationwide system of communication that would enable France's central government to receive and transmit intelligence in the shortest possible time.The chief architect of the Chappe telegraph was Claude Chappe (1763-1805), who began working on designs for the telegraph in 1789. After experimenting successfully with visual signaling devices that used pendulums and modified clock faces, Claude and his brothers devised a semaphore telegraph consisting of a large beam (the regulator) with smaller wings (indicators) mounted at each end. These could be manipulated in various ways to signal alphabetic, numeric, and other coded symbols between stations, at a rate of one symbol every ten to thirty seconds. The first optical telegraph line, consisting of nineteen stations built between Paris and Lille, a distance of 190 km. or about 120 miles, was opened in July 1794. In August 1794 the telegraph was used to report two major French military victories; this happy news established Claude Chappe's reputation as a benefactor of his country, and insured the French government's continued support of the telegraph. By 1805 there were four main branches extending from Paris into the north, east, west, and south of France. Similar networks soon sprang up throughout Europe, particularly in Sweden, where Abraham Nicolas Edelcrantz's shutter-based optical telegraph was in use until 1888. Chappe's visual telegraph system remained operational in France until 1852, when it was superseded by an electric telegraph; at the time of its replacement, the Chappe telegraph network covered more than three thousand miles and included 556 separate stations (Singer et al. 1958, 4: 644-47; Holzmann and Pehrson 1995, 47-96). Abraham Chappe, the youngest of the Chappe brothers, was appointed an administrator of the Paris-Lille line in September 1793, and was sent to Lille by Claude to supervise the line's construction. His letter, to a newly hired line inspector, has to do with the Lille-Brussels branch of the telegraph, begun and completed in 1803. The letter reads:"Je vous previens, Citoyen, que je vous ai choisi pour faire les functions d'inspecteur pour la division de Bruxelles. Votre zÍle & votre activite me font esperer que vous les remplirez a ma satisfaction."Vos apointements qui sont fixes a seize cent vingt francs, ont commence a courir du 1er de ce mois."Des fonds vous seront remis tant pour les reparations a effectuer que pour les frais particuliers que la reorganization de la ligne occasionera."Votre division s'etendra depuis Bruxelles jusques & compris Hamelincour[t]. Vous recevrez des instructions avant votre depart.Je vous salue.A. Chappe.P.S. Vous vous adresserez au maire de Noye & a celui de Bapaume pour reclamer les objets dont je leur ai annonce l'envoi par mon lettre du 28 ventose.[I hereby inform you, citizen, that I have chosen you to fill the post of inspector for the Brussels division. Your zeal and your activity make me hope that you will fill it to my satisfaction. Your salary, which was set at sixteen hundred and twenty francs, began to run from the first of this month. You will also be given funds for carrying out repairs and also for the particular expenses associated with the reorganization of the line. Your di

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        Porträt des Räubers Johann Karraseck, 1803

      1803. Radierung auf Papier, oben mittig datiert: "1803", Platte: 22,2 x 14,8 cm, Papier: 23,4 x 16,2 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Am 6. August 1800 wurde der sogenannte "Räuberhauptmann" Johann Karraseck (1764-1809) in Seifhennersdorf bei Zittau verhaftet und wegen zahlreicher Raubüberfälle 1803 zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Eigentlich ein Krimineller unter vielen seiner Zeit, hat sich dennoch um ihn ein wahrer Räuberkult gebildet, der ihn zu einem sächsischen Robin Hood stilisierte. All dies gehört in das Reich der Legendenbildung. Diebstahl, Gewalt und Mord prägten das Leben des Räubers, der wohl einer ganzen Gruppe von Verbrechern vorstand. Doch bereits zeitgenössische Quellen benutzen ihn als Symbolfigur einer Modeerscheinung, die bis in unsere Zeit hinein in dem von der Gesellschaft zu Unrecht ausgegrenzten Dieb den Verwirklicher einer Sozialutopie sieht, die bewusst als Gegenmodell zu den jeweiligen herrschenden Zuständen geschaffen wurde. Dass diese Räuberromane zur Erbauung des gebildeten Bürgertums jegliche Übereinstimmung mit der Realität missen müssen, ist evident. Dafür sind sie aber wichtige Projektionsflächen, um ein gewisses Unbehagen an der sozialen Wirklichkeit im Schutzraum der Kunst zu artikulieren. Unsere Graphik eines geübten aber nicht näher zu bestimmenden Künstlers reiht sich in diese Mythologisierung des Räubers ein. Im Typus einem graphischen Gelehrtenporträt vergleichbar, wie es um 1800 häufig anzutreffen ist, wird Karraseck nicht als Verbrecher charakterisiert, sondern als zu verehrende Person. Als Attribute sind ihm, Christus vergleichbar, seine Marterwerkzeuge beigegeben.

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        Parthenäis oder die Alpenreise. Ein idyllisches Epos in neun Gesängen.

      . Orig. udgave. Hamburg u. Mainz: Gottfried Vollmer [1803]. 364 s. Med kobberstukket titelblad af C. Martin og 6 kobbere af C. Schule efter forlaeg af Schnor von Carolsfeld og Schubert. Indbundet i smukt samtidigt brunt helskind, permerne med linieforgyldning og med rig rygforgyldning og rödt titelfelt. * Eksemplar pa velin.<br>Emnet for denne bog er den alpevandring Baggesen i 1794, sammen med sin hustru og to af hendes veninder, foretog. Arbejdet blev afbrudt af hustruens död, men genoptaget i Schweiz i 1798, hvor han genoptog sin vandring. Titelen "Parthenäis" gaelder ikke blot rejsens skueplads, en vandring i egnen om bjerget Jomfruen, men ogsa selskabet: Nordfrank, "Skandinaver af Blod, men Graeker i Aanden", som förer for tre jomfruer: Myris (Sophie Haller), Daphne (Gritli Gruber) og Cunthia (Charlotte Wieland). Straks efter sin fremkomst blev digtet anmeldt i det tyske "Algem. Literatur-Zeitung": Goethe, Voss og Baggesen begyndte en digterisk vaeddekamp. En af de kaempende (Voss) har allerede af fri vilje rakt Baggesen sejrens Palme; der er ingen grund til at tro, at ikke publikum skulle vaere ligesa retfaerdigt. (Vilh. Andersen). Plesner 109. Bibl. Dan. IV,269. Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke VI, 164,8..

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        Neuester Himmels-Atlas

      Weimar 1803. Atlas zeigt die nördliche und südliche Halbkugel und Planisphere mit den Tierkreiszeichen,1 Sternenkarte und 44 Schwarzdrucke der Sterne, Einleitung und Beschreibung von Freyherrn von Zach, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 23 x 27. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Calendarium rotulorum chartarum : et, Inquisitionum ad quod damnum / printed by command of His Majesty King George III

      London : Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan 1803 - "Printed by command of His Majesty King George III in pursuance of an address of the House of Commons of Great Britain." Physical description: 2 v. in 1 ([8], 596 p.) ; 44 cm. Subjects: Charters -- Indexes. England -- Charters, grants, privileges. Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485 -- Sources. Language: English, Latin. Notes: Paged continuously. Preface in English, text in abbreviated Latin. Imprint statement from colophon. Compiled by Robert Lemon ; edited by J. Caley. Very good copy rebound with the original (i.e. contemporary) marble boards, and a modern leather spine. The original gilt-blocked leather spine label has been retained. Raised bands. Panels somewhat edge-worn with some surface wear also evident. Pages rough-trimmed. Slight age-toning. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images and additional bibliographical material available on request. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des Effets de la Musique sur le Corps Humain, ... Traduit du latin, et augmenté de Notes, par Etienne Sainte-Marie

      Paris, Chez Brunot et ?Lyon, Chez Reymann & J. Roger, An XI (1803).. Paris, Chez Brunot et à: Lyon, Chez Reymann & J. Roger,, An XI (1803).. xxxviii, 352 pp. 8vo (15 x 21,5 cm.). Recent half brown chagrin (shagreen) with marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, entirely uncut "à la barbe". A very rare and interesting work, being "the first significant work on Music and Medicine. The best edition is the (present) French translation by Sainte-Marie, augmented with 96 pp of notes" (Garrison & Morton, 6631.01.). Copy with ample margins.--(A few pages with some insignificant loss of paper in the outer marging; upper margin of the last 11 leaves slightly damaged with some loss of marginal paper, but a nice clean large paper copy).

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