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        Essay on the Principle of Population

      The Economics of PopulationMALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. 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 occasions. A new edition, very much enlarged. London: Printed for J. Johnson... by T. Bensley, 1803.Second edition, enlarged and revised. Quarto. viii, [4], 610 pp.Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked to style and with corners renewed. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt compartments with burgundy morocco gilt lettering label. Endpapers renewed. Occasional light foxing. Title-page with publisher\'s diagonal paper flaw crease. Overall very good.A completely revised and greatly expanded edition of the most influential work on population ever written. Malthus published the first edition of his Essay in 1798, and was apparently unprepared for the torrent of controversy that his ideas provoked. His response to the public outcry was to spend the next five years refining and expanding his theories for this second edition, so much so that \"in its present shape, it may be considered a new work, and I should probably have published it as such, omitting the few parts of the former which I have retained, but that I wished it to form a whole of itself, and not to need a continual reference to the other.\" (preface)Malthus\' basic argument--that population increases geometrically at a greater rate than does the means of subsistence, which increases arithmetically--was one of the earliest modern economic and social theories, and his contention that it would eventually become necessary for society to impose some form of restraint on over-population provided the premise for heated socio-economic debate for almost two centuries.Kress B4701. See Printing and the Mind of Man 251.HBS 65276.$6,500

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        Travels

      - In two volumes. Tableau du Climat et du sol des etats-unis d’Amérique. Suivi d’éclaircissemens sur la Floride, sur la colonie Francaise au Scioto, sur quelques colonies Canadiennes et sur les Sauvages. Enrichi de quatre Planches gravées, dont deux Cartes Géographiques et une coupe figurée de la chute de Niagara. Courcier; Dentu, Paris, 1803. Contemporary full tree calf with decorative gilt surround to boards and spine in compartments two embellished with lavish gilt hatch pattern, crimson and dark green morocco title labels and decorative flat banding; speckled edges; 8vo. The First Edition. Half titles present in both volumes, two folding plates, two large folding maps, and the eight page ‘Vocabulaire de la langue des Miamis’.A lovely copy of this scarce first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles galantes et critiques -

      Chez Bertrandet, chez le même An XII - 1803 -, Paris, Avignon - 4 volumes. In-16 Reliure demi-basane verte. Dos lisse avec filets dorés. Intérieur propre. Chaque volume est orné d'un frontispice gravé en taille-douce, soit par Delignon, soit par Dorgez. Bel ensemble. Très rare édition originale de la traduction française des nouvelles licencieuses de ce conteur italien, établie par Louet de Chaumont, avocat et académicien des Arcades de Rome. Poète et romancier italien, né à Livourne en 1749 et mort en 1802, Domenico Batacchi fut l'auteur d'oeuvres diffamatoires et obscènes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purposes of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the Artists of Great-Britain. Elephant Folio. 2 Volumes. The Finest Set of Shakespeare Illustrations Ever Made

      London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1803 - Elephant folio, 70*52cm, wt: 17kg. Original full leather binding, elaborately gilt-decorated boards and spines, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces and vignettes for each volume and 96 full-page copperplate engravings (totaling 100 engravings) after works by the most eminent English artists, including Reynolds, Romney, Smirke, Stothard, Fuseli and Westall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La gymnastique de la jeunesse ou traitè élementaire des jeux d'exercice consideres sous le rapport de leur utilié physique.

      - Paris, Chez A. G. Debray, An XI (1803°. In-12, 280 pages. .et morale. Ouvrage orné de 30 gravures. reliure à a bradel plein papier vert empire, coiffes et coins émoussés, mors frottés. Bien complet de ses 30 planches en noir en hors-texte. petit manque de papier et de texte pages 123 (Le javelot et l'arc). Edition originale française de ce texte important pour le développement de l'éducation physique en France. Après les idées propagées par Rousseau, dans l'éducation, Amat et Jauffret avec Tissot, Londe, Bérard, Royer-Collard, Clias étaient ceux qui se sont impliqués dans le développement et la propagation de l'éducation physique telle qu'elle est conçue aujourd'hui. Gravures très interessantes sur la pratique de sports tels que l'équitation, l'escrime, le ski piste de luge, le volant, tir à l'arc ou à des jeux comme cache-cache, etc. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of his officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in the Antelope To Which Is Added a Supplement, Compiled from the Journals of the Panther and Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent by the Honourable East India Company to Those Islands in 1790

      London: Captain Henry Wilson. Very Good. 1803, 1803. 5th Edition (Large paper edition). Half Buckram. includes the first publication of the important supplement by J.P. Hockin with two additional plates; together 21 plates including frontispiece, large (13x22 inch) folding map, and 19 quarto plates. Lacks the elusive plate entitled "Views of the Land," having been stricken by binder. Newly bound in a half ( albeit cheap) morocco with weakened hinges. Striking engraved quarto plates. Occasional foxing. ; 9 1/2 " X 12 "; xvii [1]; 244; 72 pages; modern half-blue buckram over marbled boards; William Taylor's copy dated 1813 .

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        Costume of the Russian Empire

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

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        ORDENANZA QUE S.M. MANDA OBSERVAR EN EL SERVICIO DEL REAL CUERPO DE INGENIEROS.

      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1803, 12x20, 2 tomos: 24 hojas, 294 págs. y 479 págs. Encuadernados de época en plena pasta española con tejuelo, ruedas doradas en lomera, hierros en orla en planos y cantos. (52929).

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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

      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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        THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, NORTH AMERICA

      Springland, near Bristol, Pa.: Published by William Birch [and] William H. Morgan, 100 Arch Street, [Philadelphia], "1st January 1803" [but ca. 1820].. Copper engraving, handcolored. Sheet size: 21 7/8 x 28 5/8 inches. Expertly repaired tears and restoration to blank margin, else very good. A fine example of the third state of "the Birch View with the Picnic Party." "This rendering of New York from across the East River is a companion to William Birch's view of Philadelphia...and was issued by the artist to arouse interest in a projected series of views of New York, which never appeared. Birch explains in his unpublished autobiography...that he visited New York frequently in his endeavor to prepare an iconography of the city...'I took many turns to New York where I met with friendly reception and politeness. I had nearly completed a set of drawings of that city which I meant to publish as a companion Volume to the Philadelphia; but found profits of the undertaking was not equal to the expense of travelling and the support of my family.'" "The Drawing of New-York," wrote Birch in the promotional literature for the view, "is from the opposite shore of the Sound, as it appears from a great eminence, forming a chaste and grand subject, very similar to the choice of subject made use of by the celebrated Salvator Rosa; the Bay is seen, and the opposite bank of the North River over the busy town at sunset, contrasting in the foreground with the quiet grazing of a horse under the wreck of an ancient tree, upon a sequestered lawn on Long-Island." The description was included in a prospectus for the first edition of Birch's Philadelphia views. "In the second state of the engraving, a picnic party was substituted for the white horse, and other changes were made...[The present example is from the third state], similar to the second, but with the imprint of William H. Morgan...in this form the plate was reissued about 1820" - Deák. The view shows a family enjoying a picnic on Brooklyn Heights at a place that gives a nice panoramic view of Manhattan from the southeast and which shows all the major buildings of the City in 1802, the date depicted, beginning with the south end of the Battery on the left. Visible through the masts of the ship on the river is the steeple of Trinity Church (at the west end of Wall Street). Farther to the right are St. Paul's, St. George's, the Dutch Reformed Church, and numerous other prominent features. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 245. PYNE COLLECTION (1912) 29. STAUFFER 2884. STOKES I, plate 77, pp.468-69. (all refs)

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        Naturschönheiten und Kunstanlagen der Stadt BAADEN in Österreich (Oesterreich) und ihrer Umgebungen, [von J. K. E. Hoser]

      - Wien and Baaden, [1803]. In-12 oblong, (4)-83-(1) pp., titre gravé et 6 gravures hors-texte, broché, plats recouverts de papier à la cuve (quelques rousseurs). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Veuillez noter que le traitement et l'expédition des commandes passées en juillet et en août peut prendre plus de temps que d'habitude : merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension. * Langue : Français

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        Buch der Mütter oder Anleitung für Mütter ihre Kinde bemerken und reden zu lehren. Erstes Heft [all published]. Zürich und Bern in Comission bey Heinrich Geßner, Buchhändler, und in Tübingen, in der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1803.

      - First edition of Pestalozzi's simplification of his pedagogical methods for use by the child's first teacher - the mother herself. Large parts of the book were edited by Pestalozzi's colleague Hermann Krüsli. 8vo, with the half title, xvi (mispaginated xiv), 164 pp., contemporary boards, sunned and worn at spine but binding still sound, printed paper label on upper cover, no stamps or inscriptions, a very clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of his officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in the Antelope To Which Is Added a Supplement, Compiled from the Journals of the Panther and Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent by the Honourable East India Company to Those Islands in 1790

      London: Captain Henry Wilson. Very Good. 1803, 1803. 5th Edition (Large paper edition). Half Buckram. includes the first publication of the important supplement by J.P. Hockin with two additional plates; together 21 plates including frontispiece, large (13x22 inch) folding map, and 19 quarto plates. Lacks the elusive plate entitled "Views of the Land," having been stricken by binder. Newly bound in a half ( albeit cheap) morocco with weakened hinges. Striking engraved quarto plates. Occasional foxing. ; 9 1/2 " X 12 "; xvii [1]; 244; 72 pages; modern half-blue buckram over marbled boards; William Taylor's copy dated 1813 .

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        Lehrbuch der pharmazeutischen Experimentalchemie nach der neueren Theorie. Zum Gebrauch für Ärzte und praktischen Apotheker und als Leitfaden zu Vorlesungen.

      Gottfried Vollmer,, Hamburg, Maynz, 1803 - Hamburg, Maynz, Gottfried Vollmer, 1803. 416 S- HLdr. d. Zt., mit geprägtem Rückenschildchen. 2. ganz umgearb. Aufl. Mit der gefalteten Tabelle. - Tintenfleck am Rand bis S. XXX, Gbrsp., Besitzvermerke a. fl. V. - Trommsdorff (1770 - 1837) war Sohn eines Apothekers in Erfurt. Er studierte an der Universität Erfurt. 1811 wurde er o. Professor und gründete zugleich eine chemisch-pharmazeutische Fabrik. T. gilt als Begründer einer wissenschaftlichen Pharmazie. Er gab von 1793 - 1817 das Journal der Pharmazie heraus. Er untersuchte zahlreiche Drogen und Mineralwässer, entdeckte, dass es sauerstofffreie Säuren gibt, nebenbei beschäftigte er sich mit chemischer Technologie, Physik und Minerallogie. Sein Briefwechsel mit fast allen bedeutenden, ungefähr 250 Chemikern seiner Zeit erscheint in der "Acta hstorica Leopoldina". (DBE) Deutsch HLdr. d. Zt., mit geprägtem Rückenschildchen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Document Signed

      This influential Ohio politician, judge and educator -- originally from Connecticut and an acquaintance of George Washington -- helped to write and sign that state's Constitution; an ardent Abolitionist, he drafted the Constitution in such a way as to prohibit slavery in Ohio; later a trustee of Ohio University. ADS, 1p, 8" X 6½", Ames, Ohio, 1803 January 13. Good plus. Some edgewear and irregular mild age toning. An important regional document establishing the first teaching position in Ames Township, southern Ohio, signed by Cutler and six early settlers. Reads in full: "Whereas it being very essential to promote Virtue secure happiness both public and private that Schools and the means of Instructions Should be supported therefore we the subscribers agree to pay to Charles Cutler fourteen dollars per month for Teaching a school at Ames for the three Insuing months and will pay in proportion to each scholar we shall anex to our names the payments to be made to E Cutler in labour or produce at cash price Said E Cutler having become responsible to said Charles Cutler for the same." Cutler himself thus signs three times, twice in the text and once at the top of the list (along with "6 Scholar"). Six other Ames pioneers sign below him. In order: 1.) BENJAMIN BROWN (1745-1817), a "Minute Man" in the American Revolution who fought at Bunker Hill, captain in the Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; moved to Ames in 1799, a prominent local resident who held different township offices; father of General John Brown. 2.) GEORGE EWING, himself a former schoolteacher, had served in the Continental Army. 3.) RACHEL LENOX. 4.) BENJAMIN L. BROWN. 5.) SILVANUS AMES (1771-1823), "Judge Ames," a famed local jurist and the second sheriff of Ames County; long-time Ohio University trustee. 6.) WILLIAM GREEN. (Note that both a "Benja'n Brown" and a "Benja. L Brown" sign; given Benjamin Brown signs first after Cutler and just before Ewing, we believe that this first Brown is the reknowned Captain Brown.) Cutler and Ewing first set up this community in 1799, and along with Captain Brown and Judge Ames are considered the town's founding fathers. "Schools of an elevated character," Ephraim Cutler wrote elsewhere, "were soon established." In 1802 the first one-room school cabin was established on Cutler's property, with Charles Cutler -- A Harvard College graduate, presumably related to Ephraim -- as the first teacher. Hard currency was in notoriously short supply at the time, so payment "in labour or produce" would have been a typical arrangement. This document would appear to be hiring him for his second term there. A delightful and rare item establishing one of the region's first schools.

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        Developpemens des principes de la langue Arabe moderne, suivis d'un recueil de phrases, de traductions interlineaires, de proverbes arabes, et d'un essai de calligraphie orientale.

      Paris, Francoise-Jean Baudouin, 1803.. Folio (230 x 305 mm). (6), VII, (1), 254, (2) pp. With Baudouin's FJB cipher-monogram on t. p., 10 numbered engr. plates (5 folding), engr. calligraphic Arabic frontispiece, and 16 folding letterpress tables. Modern tanned sheepskin.. First and only edition of A. F. J. Herbin's (1783-1806) treatise on modern Arabic. Treats grammar, orthography, syntax and elocution, followed by several texts in Arabic with Latin translations: the fables of Luqman, excerpts from Abu Al-Fida's description of Egypt and Arabic proverbs. Includes the celebrated "Essay on Oriental Calligraphy" (illustrated with ten fine plates and the frontispiece), an early account of Islamic calligraphy with details on scripts and writing materials: "Cet ouvrage ne conserve une place dans la bibliotheque des orientalistes qu'a cause d'un 'Essai sue la calligraphie orientale', et des planches fort bien gravees qu'il renferme. Ces planches manquent dans plusieurs exemplaires" (Brunet). Auguste Francois Julien Herbin (1783-1806) was a promising orientalist whose plans to also publish an Arabic-French and French-Arabic dictionary remained unfulfilled due to his premature death. - Some soiling, otherwise a very good copy with all the plates. Untrimmed, preserving the deckles and point holes. - Schnurrer 147. Vater/Jülg 28. NYPL Arabia coll. 192. Arabic Books Printed in Europe (King Abdulaziz Public Library) 15. Brunet III, 110. Graesse III, 247. OCLC 7033701.

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        Return from Shooting

      Published by Colnaghi & Co, London 1803 - Colour printed stipple engraving with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to the edge of the plate mark on the top and bottom margins. Skillfully mended tears in right and left margins. A wonderful hunting portrait of the Duke of Newcastle by the celebrated painter Francis Wheatley. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid-1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his 'Cries of London', which depicted street vendors such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. 'The Return from Shooting' appears to be one of Wheatley last known large group portraits, before he concentrated his artistic talents on decorative genre painting. Painted in 1788, the work is an accomplished portrait of the Duke of Newcastle and Colonel Litchfield just returned from a days hunt, and beautifully exhibits Wheatley's style of informal portraiture. Cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.201; cf. Schwerdt III, p.34; Vesme & Calabi, Francesco Bartolozzi 2507; Webster, Francis Wheatley p. 100, p. 170 E80, state ii/ii.

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        Das neue Münzgebäude in Berlin.

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

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        Das Interesse des Menschen und Burgers bei den bestehenden Zunftverfassungen

      Konigsberg: Goebbels und Unzer, 1803 First Edition. A very good copy; spine label partially abraded. 8vo.,.Statesman, statistician, and economist the author had an eminent career in public policy making and teaching. He was, for a time, the principal advisor to Hardenberg and present at Paris for the peace conference in 1813 as well as the Congress of Vienna. He was also responsible for the complete overhaul and modernization of the Prussian satistical bureau beginning in 1810. He was the author of several books on statistics as well as economics and law. The work offered here is his first publication. It is a detailed exposition of how the social and commercial maintenance of the guild system is an obstacle to the economic progress of the state and its populace. Given the author's proximity to the center of Prussian power and government it can be read as a 'map' for the future development of the German state under Prussian leadership after unification.

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        The Journal of] Andrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part of the year 1800.

      Philadelphia: By Budd & Bartram for Thomas Dobson, 1803. - 4to., (10 ¼ x 8 inches). (Title page cropped, occasional staining throughout). 13 fine folding engraved maps and plans (some offsetting and spotting; one map has long tear). Contemporary quarter morocco, marbled boards, the smooth spine in six gilt-ruled compartments, gilt-lettered in one, ornaments in the rest (hinge split but holding, library label to spine, a bit worn overall). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription and pen trials of Thomas Hunter Forest; ink stamp of the New Jersey Historical Society scattered throughout). First edition. Ellicott was a civil engineer "commissioned to mark the boundaries of different states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. In 1785 he removed to Baltimore and served in the Maryland legislature. Washington selected him in 1789 to survey the land lying between Pennsylvania and Lake Erie, and he also made during that year the first accurate measurement of the Niagara river from lake to lake, computing the height of the falls and the descent of the rapids. In 1790 he was appointed by the general government to survey and lay out the city of Washington and two years later was given the rank of surveyor-general. In 1795 he superintended the construction of Fort Erie at Presque Isle, now Erie, Pa., and surveyed the sites of Erie, Warren and Franklin. In the following year Washington appointed him U. S. commissioner to locate the boundary between the United States and Spanish possessions, under the treaty of San Lorenzo el Real, and the results of this survey, which occupied nearly five years, he described in his 'Journal' (1803). He was then appointed secretary of the Pennsylvania land office by Gov. McKean, and resigned in 1808. On Sept. 1, 1813, he became professor of mathematics at West Point, retaining the position until his death" (National Cyclopaedia of American Biography). A contemporary pencil notation in this copy calls Ellicott "a faithful officer and a [sic] honest man" (p. 269). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS118. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Coming from Market Revenant du Marché Pl.[ate the] 3rd; Returned from Market De Retour du Marché Pl.[ate the] 4th

      Morgan & Pierce and C. Josi of Amsterdam, London 1803 - A pair of colour printed mezzotints with additional hand-colouring. In good condition apart from some spotting and browning in margins. A handsome pair of Wheatley rural scenes. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. Francis Wheatley produced four images for the '.Market' series, all of which were mezzotinted by Annis and published in April 1803. Wheatley was perhaps the most sensitive of the genre painters to the compositional qualities of his pictures as opposed to their social significance or moral content. In both of these scenes, the enjoyment is derived purely from the balance of colours and the perfect placement of the handsome figures in space. The feelings of the participants are matters of indifference, they are only, as 20th century artists would later assert, forms and colours. And these he brings to life in a highly enjoyable way. His attachment to a purely visual aesthetic is hinted at by the horse's eye more or less in the center of "Return from Market" that looks straight at the viewer in a bold and unexpected way. Roberts, F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Work p.45 (the first incorrectly titled 'Going to Market').

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        Analyse des Opinions Diverses sur L'origine De l'Imprimerie. Lue à La Séance De L'Institut National Le 2 Floréal An 10

      1803. Paris, Baudouin & Renouard, Primaire An XI (1803). Halftitle, title, 138pp. Uncut. Contemporary pink marbled boards. (some foxing throughout) First separate publication of this work which formed a paper read before the Institut National des Sciences et Arts, and was first printed in the fourth volume of its Mémoires (1802). Daunou was born August 18, 1761, at Boulogne-sur-Mer. He was admitted a brother of the Oratorians in 1777. From his youth up he was distinguished for his exemplary piety, his studious habits, and his receptive mind. He passed through the stormy days of the French revolution, and was arrested and thrown into prison, but was soon acquitted. Subsequently he rose to great eminence, and was made a peer of France in 1839. Some years before, he had been appointed "Garde générale des Archives du royaume", and has special opportunities of pursuing his studies in biography and literary history, to which he devoted many years. He contributed no less than seventy memoires to the "Biographie Universelle", among them being the lives of several eminent printers. He died June 1840. [B&W].

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        Digte. Orig. udg.

      . Kbhvn. 1803. Med kobberstukket titelblad. (4) + 304 + (2) s. + Axel og Valborg. Et Sörgespil. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1810. Med kobberstukket titelblad. VIII + 172 s. + Nordiske Digte. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1807. Med kobberstukket titelblad. XXXIV + (2) + 423 + (1) s. Indb. i et samt. svensk hlvldrbd. med farvet skindtitelfelt. Navn p.fribl. * "Digte" med trykfejlsliste med 4 trykfejl. Liebenberg s. 11. "Nordiske Digte" med trykfejlsliste med 22 trykfejl..

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        Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper. By William Hayley.

      - Chichester: J. Seagrave, 1803-04. 3 vols., 4to, (2), xii, (8), 413; (4), 424; (6), xxxi, 416 pages. With 5 plates and an engraving in the text, one designed and engraved by Blake, the others engraved by Blake after other artists. Old diaper calf rebacked, new labels, a good set. Second edition, final state of the Ã’WeatherhouseÓ plate designed by Blake. HayleyÕs position as the most respectable and considerable literary figure who had known Cowper made him the inevitable choice to write the definitive work. Blake was living with his wife at Felpham and she helped him make and print the engravings for their old friend and patron Hayley. Bentley, Blake Books, 468 A. Easson & Essick I, VII. Bound in at the end is another book entitled: Cowper, illustrated by a Series of Views, in, or near, The Park of Weston-Underwood, Bucks. London: 1803, published by Vernor and Hood and with an engraved title and 12 plates by Storer and Greig. This added text has nothing to do with Blake and only relates to William Cowper.

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        News about the Louisiana Purchase from New Orleans, Louisiana, Spain, and France

      Twelve complete issues of the Pittsburgh weekly, ?The Tree of Liberty,? April 2 ?" July 30, 1803. Each regular issue is 4p, 10.75? x 17? ?" ?extra? issues are 2p with a special smaller sized February 20, 1802 ?Extra,? 2p, 8.5? x 10.5?. Articles and advertisements. Minor flaws and marginal tears, separation of pages, including light soiling, creases, and marginal wear. Very Good condition.In Pittsburgh, during the Summer of 1803, Meriwether Lewis oversaw construction of a keelboat, then picked up William Clark and other recruits as he traveled down the Ohio River, eventually reaching St. Louis for the start of their expedition of the newly purchased Louisiana Territory.February 20, 1802 Extra. ?Extract of a letter from a respectable commercial house at Havre to their Correspondent in this city, dated December 18, 1801. ?It is with pleasure we inform you that the intercourse between France and Louisiana is on the point of becoming very frequent by the exchange, which is about to be

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        FEMALE BIOGRAPHY; or memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women of all ages and countries. Alphabetically arranged

      London:: Richard Phillips,, 1803.. First Edition. 6 volumes. 12mo, xxvi, 316; [ii], 404; [ii], 444; [ii], 504; [ii], 527; [ii], 476, [ii]. Bound without half-titles in modern calf backed boards, little foxing, ex-library with an ink numeral on the verso of the title-page. A very good copy of a scarce set. Mary Hays (1760-1843) was a feminist and radical, daughter of Rational Dissenters, born in London. Hays met Wollstonecraft in 1792 and William Godwin provided counseling as she worked on her Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796). MH's views and her depiction of her own unrequited love ... made her a favorite target for savage reactionary abuse ... She defended Godwin in The Monthly Magazine 1796-7 ... and her Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of the Women, 1798 deplores perpetual babyism and urges vocational ... training and financial independence ... [Her] Female Biography, 1803, treats heroines before Wollstonecraft, whom MH tended on her death-bed and praised in obituaries[Blain p. 504]. In the work, Hays offers an 8-page introduction of her own appraisal of the lives and works of feminists before Wollstonecraft. She includes notices of Joan d'Arc, Mary Astell, Aphara (sic) Behn, Anne Boleyn, Antoinette Bourignon, Anne Bradstreet, Susanna Centlivre, Mary Chapone, Sarah Fielding, Katherine Phillips, etc.

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        Taquigrafia Castellana o Arte de Escribir con tanta velocidad como se habla, con la misma claridad que la escritura comun. Segunda ediccion: corregida y aumentada por el mismo autor, con varias observaciones hechas desde el primer cuso hasta la Presente.

      - (1803). Second illustrated edition, (Madrid), imprenta de la viuda de Vallin, calle de Bordadores, 1813. 88pp + 12 plates. In a hcalf binding. Marbled bds. (bds rubbed & damaged, but repaired). Decorated spine (rubbed). (2nd flyleaf has a small tear). On an early system of stenography, specifically devised for the Spanish phonetics. The author, a member of the Economical Society of Madrid and of the Academy of San Fernando, proposes a syllabic system of transcription, whereas the systems previously elaborated were literar. In the introduction the author discusses in detail the stenographic methods elaborated in England and France and their drawbacks concerning their application to the Spanish language. The last paragraph discusses the form of the pens conceived by Marti for his tachygraphic system. These pens are depicted on plate 12. Of this title several editions as well as a translation into Portuguese were published.

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        Dover, The Castle & part of the Town seen from the North Pier Head. Douvres. Le Château et partie de la Ville. To J. Spencer Smith Esqr. F.R.S. F.S.A. One of the Representatives in Parliament of the ancient Town & Cinque Port. This view taken from an original Drawing in his Collection is respectfully inscribed by Edwd. Orme

      Edward Orme, London 1803 - A very fine proof impression of this rare view of the harbour, town and castle at Dover. John Thomas Serres, elder son of the marine painter Dominic Serres "was born in December 1759, and followed his father's profession. He was for some time drawing-master to a marine school at Chelsea. In 1780 he began to exhibit at the Royal Academy, sending two water-colour views and a painting of Sir George Rodney engaging the Spanish squadron. In 1790 he went to Italy, visiting Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where he passed five months, and then proceeded to Naples. In 1793 he succeeded his father as marine-painter to the king, and was also appointed marine draughtsman to the admiralty. In the latter capacity he was frequently employed in making sketches of the harbours on the enemy's coast, and had a vessel appointed for his service, receiving 100£ a month when on duty. He also contributed regularly (chiefly shipping and marine subjects) to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy till 1808. In 1801 he published a translation of The Little Sea-torch, a guide for coasting ships, illustrated by a large number of coloured aquatints, and in 1805 his Liber Nauticus, or instructor in the art of marine-drawing ." ( DNB ). Aquatint, coloured by hand, engraved 'under the direction of Edwd. Orme', marked 'proof' in lower right corner (small expert repairs to margins). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Louisiana Purchase Treaty as printed in a Republican newspaper, The Tree of Liberty, established by John Israel, a Jew and target of anti-Semitic attacks by his Federalist opponents

      The November 5, 1803 edition of The Tree of Liberty (Pittsburgh: Printed and Published by John Israel), four pages, 10.5" x 17.25". Print light on page one, minor wear along margins and mid-fold, spine separation not quite complete. Very good condition. The Franco-American Treaty ceding Louisiana to the United States. The first page features the full text of the "TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AMERICA AND THE FRENCH REPUBLIC" that had been ratified by the Senate in October 1803, and reads, in small part: "The President of the United States of America and the First Consul of the French Republic in the name of the French People desiring to remove all Source of misunderstanding relative to objects of discussion mentioned in the second and fifth articles of the Convention of the 8th Vendmiaire an. 9, (30th September, 1800) relative to the rights claimed by the United States, in virtue of the Treaty concluded at Madrid the 27th of October, 1795, between his Catholic Majesty & the

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

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

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        Reise über den Sund.

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

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

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

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        FAULES DE ISOP

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1803. 10x15. 354 pags+3 hojas. Ilustrado con 195 grabados xilograficos intercalados entre el texto. Dificil en comercio. Falta pequena muesca de pag 288 sin afectar al texto. Ref. 9.8 Biblioteca A.

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

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

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

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

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        A supplement to the account of the Pelew Islands... ; compiled from the journals of the Panther and the Endeavour, two vessels sent by the Honourable East India Company to those islands in the year 1790; and from the oral communications of Captain H. Wilson

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

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

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

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        Das neue Münzgebäude in Berlin.

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

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        Painting from a Grecian vase

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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        Taschenkalender der neuesten Moden für das Jahr 1804.

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

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        Innocence Alarmed

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

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

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

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