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

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

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        Beschreibung des Flußes Po in Italien. [Handschrift].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        An essay on the principle of population. 2nd ed

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

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

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

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        AN ALPHABETICAL LIST, AND ABSTRACT OF FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN AWARDS, IN FAVOUR OF AMERICAN CLAIMANTS, MADE BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1802, AND THE 15th JULY, 1803, BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS UNDER THE SEVENTH ARTICLE OF THE BRITISH TREATY; PAYABLE BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, ACCORDING TO THE LATE CONVENTION IN THREE EQUAL INSTALMENTS, ON THE 15 JULY, 1803, 1804, AND 1805. PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Digte. Kbhvn.: Fr. Brummer 1803.

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

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        Georgical Essays.

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

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L HISTOIRE DU JACOBINISME.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Collection of Political Pamphlets

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

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        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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        PLUTARCH'S LIVES, Translated from The Original Greek; with notes critical and historical, and A New Life Of Plutarch. (Complete in Six Volumes).

      W. F. M'Laughlin, Philadelphia 1803 - 6 volumes. Stated " The first American, from the 8th London ed. improved & accurately revised throughout". 12mo., [Vol.1]xlvii, 49-395; [Vol.2]399; [Vol.3]390; [Vol.4]432; [Vol.5]432; [Vol.6] 381pp. Bound in contemporary early 19th century full tree-calf, with red morocco title labels on spines; Simple double ruled compartments, with black morocco oval volume labels on spine's middle compartment. Boards further decorated with edge dentells in gilt. Minor edge wear to the boards. Volume I is missing a blank end paper before the title page. Previous owner's 19th century name and company on the front end papers of all volumes, with name also on the first few title pages. Occasional, infrequent age-toning and brown spotting. A generally bright, clean set, attractively bound in beautiful full tree calf. *** A scarce first American edition, scarcer still with the single publishing firm. Most editions list J. Hoff as a publisher with W.F.M'Laughlin. OCLC locates no copies without J. Hoff as an additional publisher. The previous owner's signature, of partners Curtis Noble and Isaac Hayes, early 19th century merchants of the firm Noble & Hayes, in Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y. Isaac Hayes served as Town of Unadilla Supervisor for ten years, and Town Clerk for two years. He was also a member of the New York State Assembly for six years. Curtis Noble was Town Clerk of Unadilla for twenty years [based on "History of Otsego County, New York," by D. Hamilton Hurd, pp. 334-335, 340]. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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&#39;s famous biography of Cowper. Complete in three volumes, with a supplementary fourth volume: &#39;supplementary pages to the Life of Cowper, containing the additions made to that work, on reprinting it in octavo&#39;. &#39;With an introductory letter to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper&#39;. Volumes I and III feature engraved frontispieces, and Volume III features an etching of Cowper&#39;s monumentby William Blake. The supplementary fourth volume featuresa frontispiece, &#39;engraved by Caroline Watson, Engraver to Her Majesty&#39;. 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&#39;s own literary merit. DNB. Condition: In the original publisher&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvia Forster]
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        COURS ELEMENTAIRE THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DE PHARMACIE-CHIMIQUE

      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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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&#39;s Petition, The Soldier&#39;s Dream, Stanzas to Painting, The Exile of Erin, German Drinking Song, Lochiel&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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