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        PARIS AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS; OR A SKETCH OF THE EFFECTS OF THE REVOLUTION, WITH RESPECT TO SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, RELIGION, EDUCATION, MANNERS, AND AMUSEMENTS ... IN A SERIES OF LETTERS WRITTEN BY AN ENGLISH TRAVELLER, DURING THE YEARS 1801-2, TO A FRIEND IN LONDON

      London: Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin, 1803.. Two volumes. [32],xxiv,460;[4],583,[1]pp. Octavo. Handsome recent half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt labels. Ownership signature on each title (see below), occasional foxing and a few isolated spots, corner of one leaf turned down, resulting in extended edges from original binding; a very good set. First edition of this relatively early work by the prolific journalist, editor and miscellaneous writer (c. 1777 - 1819). While one would naturally assume a work such as this would be accompanied by a map, the prefatory advertisement notes that the deterioration of relations between France and England resulted in the maps intended to be included being impounded at Calais. The descriptions of Parisian society, art and architecture, and manners are extensive, and include occasional anecdotes of scandal and high living. Though industrious, Blagdon fell victim to a weakness for financial speculation and died in poverty and obscurity. This set bears the ownership signature (last name only) on each title of U.S. diplomat and Congressman, Samuel Sitgreaves. OCLC: 779454.

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        PARIS AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS; OR A SKETCH OF THE EFFECTS OF THE REVOLUTION, WITH RESPECT TO SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, RELIGION, EDUCATION, MANNERS, AND AMUSEMENTS . IN A SERIES OF LETTERS WRITTEN BY AN ENGLISH TRAVELLER, DURING THE YEARS 1801-2, TO A FRIEND IN LONDON.

      London: Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin, 1803. - Two volumes. [32],xxiv,460;[4],583,[1]pp. Octavo. Handsome recent half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt labels. Ownership signature on each title (see below), occasional foxing and a few isolated spots, corner of one leaf turned down, resulting in extended edges from original binding; a very good set. First edition of this relatively early work by the prolific journalist, editor and miscellaneous writer (c. 1777 - 1819). While one would naturally assume a work such as this would be accompanied by a map, the prefatory advertisement notes that the deterioration of relations between France and England resulted in the maps intended to be included being impounded at Calais. The descriptions of Parisian society, art and architecture, and manners are extensive, and include occasional anecdotes of scandal and high living. Though industrious, Blagdon fell victim to a weakness for financial speculation and died in poverty and obscurity. This set bears the ownership signature (last name only) on each title of U.S. diplomat and Congressman, Samuel Sitgreaves. OCLC: 779454.

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        Traité d'économie politique,

      Paris: Printed by Crapelet for Deterville,, 1803. ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent, et se consomment les richesses. 2 volumes, octavo (194 × 120 mm). Contemporary French mottled calf, flat spines decorated gilt in compartments, red and green spine labels. Spines a little faded, head and foot of spines skilfully repaired. First edition of Say's masterpiece, one of the great works of the classical period of economic thought. Though Say ranks with Sismondi and Cournot in the originality of his contributions to economics, his reputation has suffered from his being put down primarily as an exponent of Adam Smith. Schumpeter, who calls his work "the most important of the links in the chain that leads from Cantillon and Turgot to Walras" offers convincing arguments to prove that Say does indeed belong to the French tradition.

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        Répertoire du Théâtre François, ou recueil des tragédies et comédies

      Paris, n. p.,, 1803. 23 volumes, octavo. Bound in full red oasis, with gilt title and decoration to spine, gilt rule on boards, untrimmed edges. With engraved plates throughout the set. Some internal foxing, and little wear on binding, otherwise in good condition.

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        Principios de Fisiologia, o Introduccion a la Ciencia Experimental, Filosofica y Medica del Hombre Vivo. Traducida porJuan Vicente Carrasco.

      Mateo Repullés / Imprenta Real / Miguel de Burgos, Madrid 1803 - 1ª ed. 14x20. 4 vols. de 451pp. (3 estados desplegables); 523pp.; 2h. 539pp.; 285 + 8 + lxxiv pp. Pasta castellana con tejuelos. Muy buenos ejemplares. Palau 77262. CCPB000395449-8 / CCPB000395450-1. En los ejemplares que cita el CCPB, pocos se encuentran completos en sus 4 tomos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Journal d'un Voyage en Allemagne, fait en 1773. Ouvrage posthume, publié par sa veuve, et précédé d'une Notice historique sur la vie de l'Auteur, par F. E. Toulongeon

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz 1803.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 2 Bll., 326 S.; 2 Bll., 299 (1) S. Mit je 1 Frontisp. in Kupfer. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch., Rückengoldpräg., vergold. Fileten, Stehkantenvergold. u. marmor. Schnitt.

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        Handbuch der Philosophie für Liebhaber. 8 Theile in 9 Bänden (alles).

      Tasché und Müller 1803-1819, Gießen und Wetzlar - 8vo. Pp. d. Zeit m. hs. RSchild. (Bd. 8 abweichend gebunden). Band 2-8 in erster Ausgabe, Band 1 in 2. verbess. u. verm. Aufl. mit zusätzlichem Reihentitel: Encyklopädie der Schulwissenschaften für höhre Bildungsanstalten und zum Selbstunterricht. - 1. Theil: Erfahrungsseelenlehre. 2. Theil: Aesthetik oder Geschmackslehre. 3. Theil, 1. Abtheilung: Logik. 2. Abtheilung: Metaphysik. 4. Theil: Moralphilosophie. 5. Theil: Philosophische Religionslehre. 6. Theil: Philosophische Rechtslehre (2 Abtheilungen). 7. Theil: Einleitung in das Studium der Philosophie. 8. Theil: Kurzer Abriß der Geschichte der Philosophie (2 Abtheilungen). - Christian Wilhelm Snell (1755-1834) war Oberschulrat in Weilburg, sein Bruder Friedrich Wilhelm Daniel (1761-1827) Schulmann u. Professor für Philosophie in Gießen; die Söhne des ersteren sind Verfasser des viel später erschienenen 8. Bandes: Philipp Ludwig (1785-1854) u. Johann Friedrich Snell (1784-1842). - Reihentitel nicht immer beigebunden. Einband etw. fleckig u. bestoßen. Name auf Vorsatz. Durchgehend stockfleckig. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES DE JEANNE GOMART DE VAUBERNIER COMTESSE DUBARRY DERNIÈRE MAITRESSE DE LOUIS XV

      Lerouge - Petit, Paris 1803 - rédigés sur des pièces authentiques .- Quatre tomes reliés en deux volumes .- 200 pp , 227 pp, 234 pp. et 280 pp .- Avec un portrait gravé par Bovinet in frontispice.- Demi chagrin bleu nuit à coins .- Dos orné . bel exemplaire.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La chioma di Berenice Poema di Callimaco tradotto da Valerio Catullo

      Dal Genio Tipografico 1803 cm. 15x23, pp. 228, mz. pelle titoli in oro al dorso. Volgarizzato ed illustrato da Ugo Foscolo. Edizione originale. Seconda tiratura. Ricopertinato in mz. pelle, titoli in oro al dorso. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        A Group of Carnations

      Robert James Thornton, 1803. unbound. Mezzotint, aquatint, and stipple engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 13.75". This lovely print of a group of six carnations in different colors and patterns sets them against a river landscape. A classical-style temple to the right side suggests the Mediterranean region to which it is native. The delicate colors of blue, pink, and orange on the flowers are due to the intaglio method of printing, which combined mezzotint, aquatint, line, and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor. This second state of the image appeared in Robert James Thornton's elephant folio edition of "The Temple of Flora." This collection of 32 large-scale floral prints, while considered a masterpiece today, was ridiculed in its time for its lavishness in comparison to typically more austere botanical imagery. Since then, however, it has become one of the most admired illustrated botanical set ever published in Britain. The print is in good condition, with slight browning on the edges of the margins not affecting the image. Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. A specialist in medical botany, Thornton dedicated the later part of his life to publishing collections of floral plates. "The Temple of Flora" was the final and most ambitious volume of "A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnæus," which Thornton commissioned and compiled between 1797 and 1807. This print is a lovely example of his work.

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        The Works of Thomas Chatterton [Three Volumes]

      Biggs and Cottle - [SP2] London, 1803. Three volumes. 8vo, 361 + 536 + 537 pp. Finely bound in 3/4 polished brown calf by T. Crompton, spines gilt in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered spine-labels. Excellent bindings and very good contents. Bookplates to rear pastedowns, ownership signatures to rear matter. Some normal foxing and tanning, some rubbing to bindings. According to Downes, "this edition was published by subscription under the direction of Mr. Southey and Mr. Cottle, for the benefit of Miss Newton, niece of this imposter." A very nice complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Erziehung und Behandlung der Kinder in den ersten Lebensjaren. Ein Handbuch für alle Mütter, denen die Gesundheit ihrer Kinder am Herzen liegt. Zur Erläuterung der Noth- und Hülfstafel, von den Mitteln, Kinder gesund zu erhalten. Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe

      Hannover, Hahn, 1803.. XVI, 352 S. - II. Ueber Kinder und Kindererziehung für das menschliche Leben. Als ein Anhang zu dem Buch: über die Erziehung und Behandlung der Kinder in den ersten Lebensjahren. Ebda., 1806. VI, 238 S., 2 Bl. (Verlagsanzeigen). Pappband d. Zt. Laesch 3677. Vgl. Hirsch-Hübotter V, 463. Der Verfasser Christian August Struve (1767-1807) war Arzt und Apotheker in Görlitz. Der Schwerpunkt seines Erziehungsbuchs liegt auf den frühen Jahren der Kinderentwicklung und behandelt u. a. Schwangerschaft, Stillen, Ernährung, Behandlung des Neugeborenen, "Beschaffenheit der Amme", "Beschaffung der Kinderstube", "Entwöhnung des Kindes", Schlaf, Kleidung, Zähne, ferner vorhanden sind zwei interessante Kapitel über "Der Gesundheit schädliche Spiele" und "Gesundheitswidrige Spielwerkzeuge". Struve verfasste zahlreiche medizinische Schriften, darunter auch ein häufig aufgelegtes und übersetztes Werk mit dem Titel "Noth- und Hülfstafeln für Ertrunkene, Erfrorene und Erhenkte" (Görlitz 1794). Mit umfangreichem Sachregister und dem mitgebundenen Ergänzungsband. - Berieben. Etwas stockfleckig oder gebräunt. Buchblock stellenweise angeplatzt. Die ersten Blätter knittrig.

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        The Sportsman's Cabinet

      London: J. Cundee, 1803. Hardcover. Fine. 1803. (TAPLIN, William). 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. Consisting of A Series of Engravings of Every Distinct Breed, from original paintings, taken from life. Interspersed with beautiful Vignettes, engraved on Wood. Illustrated by a comprehensive, historical and systematic description of the different species; with a review of the various diseases to which they are subject, and the most approved and efficacious modes of treatment and cure. To which is added, a scientific disquisition upon the Distemper, Canine Madness, and the Hydrophobia. By a Veteran Sportsman. London : Printed and Published for the Proprietors, by J. Cundee. Complete in 2 Volumes. 1803-1804. Pp (2),[i]vii,(1),[1]-276,(2,index),(2),frontis + engraved title-page + 12 plates; (2),[1]-308,(2,index),(4,ads),(2),frontis + engraved titlepage + 12 plates. With one extra plate as frontis to Vol.II. 4to, full calf Rebacked so masterfully that it is well nigh impossible to discern the join. The new spine has decorated panels and gilt titling. The original boards have blind tooling and gilt lining to the edges and gilt decoration to the turn-ins. Bookplates of Henry Arthur Blyth and of Schwerdtil. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Contents are clean, bright and unmarked with a murmuring of foxing to the margins of the plates. Corners bumped else a fine, firm binding. A fine set.

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        Poesies suivies des Poesies choisies du marquis de La Fare.

      - e SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE EDITION TRES SOIGNEEDANS UNE RELIURE DE TOUTE BEAUTE SIGNEE BOZERIAN AUTEUR: Chaulieu / Marquis de La Fare TITRE:Poesies suivies des Poesies choisies du marquis de La Fare. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris Stéréotype dHerhan an XI = 1803. Premier tirage. COLLATION: XXIV, 299pp. et 57pp Complet FORMAT: In - 12 ( 17 x 11cm ) RELIURE: Reliure en plein maroquin vert dos lisse orné , double filets à froid, coupes etdentelles intérieures dorées. Toutes tranches dorées. Reliure Signee BOZERIAN ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans ETAT: Très bel exemplaire frais et propre, Dos de la reliure un brin insolé. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Exemplaire interligné. Grand papier velin, impr. en Thermidor an XI,sur 372 clichés, ou pages fixes de métal à caractères saillants, estampées à chaud par la chutedune forte planche en creux. suit une notice expliquant le procédé dimpression dontle resultat est dune grande finesse. Brunet I-1826 . Contient deux notices sur la vie des deux auteurs, par M. Fauriel POIDS: 600 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la richesse commerciale,

      Geneva Chez J.J. Paschoud 1803 - "The First Critic of Industrial Capitalism" SISMONDI, J[ean] C[harles] L[eonard Simonde de]. De la richesse commerciale, ou Principes d’économie politique, appliqués a la législation du commerce. Geneva: Chez J.J. Paschoud, An XI (1803). Scarce first edition of Sismondi’s important work. Two octavo volumes. [4], lxxxv, [1, blank], 348; [4], 448 pp. In the original blue paper wrappers with printed paper spine labels (labels defective). Library shelf label at foot of spine. Joints split but firm. A very clean and fresh copy. Uncut and largely unopened. Housed in a red cloth clamshell case. Born in Geneva, the son of a Calvinist clergyman, Sismondi (1773-1842) was "the first critic of industrial capitalism" (Blaug). "Sismondi’s first venture into economics, the two- volume De la richesse commerciale was intended as a systematic exposition of the ideas of Adam Smith. Yet in it Sismondi also pointed out that he was presenting ‘an absolutely new’ way of looking at aggregate output changes. Crude arithmetic examples depicted output during a given year as a function of investment during a previous year, and showed how a closed economy differed from an economy with international trade, and how the latter differed when there was an export surplus and an import surplus. Algebraic formulas in his footnotes repeated the same arguments presented arithmetically in the text. But the book was little noticed, and so Sismondi’s original efforts produced no contribution to the development of economics" (The New Palgrave). De la Richesse commerciale "has a number of original features, for example, it includes an early statement ascribing the international exchange of goods to differences in factor endowments and factor prices—England, being plentifully endowed with capital, will import labor-intensive goods, such as lace from France, from countries where capital is relatively scarce and wages low. Sismondi here points the way to doctrinal developments that were bought to full fruition by Ohlin in the twentieth century but were overshadowed during the nineteenth century by the Ricardian doctrine of comparative cost, which was primarily designed to demonstrate the gains from trade" (Spiegel, p. 303). Theocaris describes Sismondi as the only French author of his time who was considerably influenced by Canard, noting that in the introduction to De la richesse commerciale Sismondi "admitted that many times in the earlier chapters of his book he had nothing better to do than repeat Canard’s ideas. He does not, however, imitate Canard in the use of mathematics except once, ‘car appliquer ce langage à une science qui n'est point exacte c'est s'exposer à des erreurs continuelles’. His main attempt at mathematical economics is when he tries to show that in both a closed economy and with foreign trade a country, ceteris paribus, will be progressing, declining or stationary according to the level of wages" (Early Developments in Mathematical Economics (1983), pp. 78ff). Einaudi 5298. Goldsmiths’ 18617. Kress B.4734. HBS 66553. $8,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Insecta suecica descripta a Leonardo Gyllenhal. Classis I. Coleoptera sive Eleutheria.

      F.J. Leverentz & Friederic Fleischer 1803 - - F.J. Leverentz & Friederic Fleischer, Scaris & Lipsae _1803-1827, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-8 (11,5x19cm), 4 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Rare. Demi basane havane, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés comportant quelques traces de frottements, deux coiffes inférieures affectées d'un petit manque dû pour l'une à un léger travail de ver n'atteignant aucunement le texte, et de taches brunes, coiffe supérieure du tome 2 arasée, noms dorés d'un précédent propriétaires en queues, un mors du tome 3 fendu en tête, plats de papier marbré, reliures postérieures mais du XIXème. Rare et agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur. Entomologiste et militaire suédois qui fit ses études sous la houlette de Linné, Les insectes de suède (Insecta suecica) constitue sa plus importante contribution à la discipline ; sa collection d'insectes était très importante. Les tomes 1 et 4 comportent chacun, reliés in-fine, des précisions et annotations manuscrites couvrant 5 pages 1/2, d'une écriture fine et serrée, certainement de la main du premier possesseur de l'ouvrage : A. Godart dont le nom figure en queue de chaque volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of England,

      London: J. Wallis,, 1803-05. From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 [and] From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George II. Octavo, 16 volumes (213 × 130 mm). Contemporary dark tan calf, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, elaborate boarder to diced boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece and vignette in the first volumes. Bookplates to front pastedowns, some mild offsetting and occasional light foxing, an excellent set. A particularly handsome set in excellent condition. Hume's history was first published in 1754-62, Smollett's continuation in 1758. 64×22.4×14.3

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        Essai de Statique Chimique

      Paris: Didot, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (203x123 mm). 2 volumes, viii, 543 pp.; 555 [1] pp., including half titles. Old library stamps to half titles. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spine gilt (hinges repaired), some browning and spotting to pages, marbled endpapers. ---- <br><br> Norman 221 - FIRST EDITION. Trained as a physician, the French chemist Berthollet attempted to provide a proper basis for chemistry, so that its experimental results could be viewed in the light of theoretical first principles. In his attempt to provide chemistry with an adequate theoretical foundation, Berthollet recognized the importance of the theory of affinity. According to the Essai, there were two main types of force in nature: gravitation, which accounted for astronomical phenomena, and chemical affinity. He proved that Chemical affinity was relative, varying with the physical conditions accompanying a chemical experiment: quantity, temperature, solubility, pressure, and physical state. Berthollet &#39;introduced the highly important concept of &#39;chemical mass&#39;-relative affinity combined with the mass of reactants in a chemical combination-to give the total force with which a given quantity of a substance reacted with another&#39; (Norman)..

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        Geschichte des Galvanismus. Nach Sue d. A. frey bearbeitet nebst Zusätzen und einer Abhandlung über die Anwendung des Galvanismus in der praktischen Heilkunde von Joh. Christ. Leop. Reinhold.

      2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, XII, 227 S. - (1 Bl.), 229-328, 176 S., (1 Bl.). Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Vordergelenk restauriert). 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Vgl. Wheeler/Gift I, 630 und Roller/Goodman II, 474 (beide französ. Original-Ausgabe). - Das Werk bildet eine Umarbeitung für deutsche Naturforscher, da die Original-Ausgabe lediglich bloße Materialien zu einer Geschichte des Galvanismus enthielt und unter diesem Titel dem Bearbeiter Reinhold zufolge gar nicht hätte erscheinen dürfen. Die Gründe dafür waren größtenteils unvollständig abgedruckte französische Original-Abhandlungen, mangelnde Vertrautheit des Verfassers mit dem Galvanismus, Zusammenstellung der Abhandlungen ohne jeden wissenschaftlichen oder chronologischen Plan. "Statt der weggelassenen Aufsätze bereicherte ich meine Schrift mit andern ausländischen Gelehrten. Zwar finden sich unter diesen einige, die von Volta z. B., welche gewiß alle Physiker kennen; doch sind diese zu wichtige Materialien für die Geschichte des Galvanismus, als daß ich nicht jedem Tadel zu entgehen hoffen dürfte, wenn ich sie, die bis jetzt doch nur zerstreut sich finden, in einer der Sammlung dieser Materialien gewidmeten Schrift zusammenstellte. Endlich habe ich, um einige Ordnung in das Ganze zu bringen, diese Schrift in drey Abschnitte getheilt, von welchen der erste den einfachen, der zweyte den verstärkten, der dritte den auf Heilkunde angewendeten Galvanismus enthält. In jedem habe ich die einzelnen Aufsätze, so viel als möglich, in chronologischer Ordnung aufgeführt" (Vorrede). - Zu Beginn etwas, sonst nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

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        The History of Hindostan, translated from the Persian

      London: Printed for Vernor and Hood, [et. al.], 1803. 3 volumes, 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Folding map and six engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt borders, flat spine decoratively tooled in gilt, black morocco gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy of the principal English translation of Firishta&#39;s great history of India. Dow, an historian and dramatist, first translated this portion of Firishta&#39;s history in 1768, and later served as an officer in the East India Company&#39;s Bengal infantry. This "new edition" of his History of Hindostan was published just following the close of the Anglo-Mysore Wars, at a time of renewed interest in expanding Britain&#39;s monopoly in the region. Dow&#39;s translation of Firishta&#39;s massive and celebrated history would become the basis for most Western writings on the Muhammaden period into the 20th century. Lowndes III:666; Allibone, p. 516.

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        The History of Cornwall: Civil, Military, Religious, Architectural, Agricultural, Commercial, Biographical, and Miscellaneous

      Cadell & Davies 1803-08, 1803.. First Ed. 4to. Book Seven volumes bound in two. (ii); ii; 212; (ii); 224; (ii); 60; 96(supplement); 147; 207; 140; (ii); 3-19; vii; 98; (vi)(index); (i)(corrigenda) pages. Folding map by John Cary, 49 copper, aquatint plates (portrait of Sir William Lemon in duplicate) including large folding panoramic view, 15 pedigrees inc. folding bound without the Vyvyan and Basset pedigrees which were added in the "new edition", 3 folding tables. Title pages to volumes one and two professionally repaired, tear to vol 5, page 95 repaired without loss, short tears to title page of vol 4 without loss, light staining to a few pages otherwise internally very good. Volumes 6 and 7 have been transposed. Finely rebound in half tan calf with contrasting black morocco labels on the spine, attractive marbled boards. A NEAR FINE COMPLETE COPY of the scarce first edition. Printed by T. Flindell, Falmouth; Trewman & Son, Exeter and J. Tregoning, Truro

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        GLEANINGS FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED BOOKS ON HUSBANDRY, GARDENING, AND RURAL AFFAIRS

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1803. First American Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. The First American printing of Bordley&#39;;s GLEANINGS, which was first published in London 1799 and then republished with additional notes in 1801. While the book mostly regurgitates English authorities, it is still a significant examble of early American agricultural publishing as it is"[i]nterspersed with REMARKS and OBSERVATIONS by a Gentleman of Philadelphia." This gentleman, John Bordley, was instrumental in the formation of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, and practically ran an experimental farm on his extensive property on Wye Island. (Shaw & Shoemaker, 4284). Very Good binding.

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        The Hard Bargain

      London: Published by H. Macklin, 1 January 1803. Mezzotint. In good condition. 18 x 23 3/4 inches. 26 1/4 x 21 3/8 inches. A fine impression of this beautiful print by Ward after George Morland, the master of genre painting. "The Hard Bargain" was one of the most successful of William Ward&#39;s mezzotints of a Morland painting. Morland&#39;s extraordinary ability to convey in posture and expression is perfectly transmitted in Ward&#39;s print, in which we see the seller of a heifer making conciliatory gestures toward the prospective buyer, who is already half turned to leave and practically snarls at the seller. The atmosphere is tense, and we have the unpleasant sense that the seller is going to accept the minimal offer. George Morland (1763-1804) was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England&#39;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 beautiful idealistic 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 his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward&#39;s engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Le Blanc IV, p.177, no.118

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        Prefacio General sobre los Libros del Antiguo Testamento ó Introducción para la inteligencia de estos Divinos Libros, que se incorporó en la edición de la Biblia de Sacy, Nimes 1781. Traducida del francés por el Licenciado., Inquisidor Apostólico del Tribunal de Cartagena de Indias.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1803. - 4to. menor; 1 h., XVIII-272 pp. Excelente ejemplar. Encuadernación en marroquín rojo, de la época, con rueda dorada en los planos y lomera profusamente ornada. Cortes dorados.

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        Atlas pour servir au Tableau de l&#146;Espagne Moderne, par , Envoyé extraordinaire de la République Française en Suède, ci-devant Ministre plénipotentiaire à la cour de Madrid, Associé Correspondant de l&#146;Institut National.

      Paris, Chez Levrault Frères, 1803. - 28x21 cm., 2 hojas, 15 láminas. Cartoné con lomo de piel de la época. Buen tiraje de los grabados de P. F. Tardieu que acompañan a los tres volúmenes del viaje que hizo por España Bourgoing, durante su estancia como Embajador francés antes de la Revolución y posteriormente: [Carte d'Espagne. (desplegable). 1. Chateau de Segovie ou Alcazar. 2. Aquéduc de Segovie. (desplegable). 3. Palais de Saint-Ildéfonse. (desplegable) 4. L'Escurial. 5. Plan de Madrid (desplegable). 6. Statues de Charles-Quint et Philippe IV. 7. Passage de la Bidassoa. 8 y 9, Combats de Taureaux (desplegables, contienen 12 escenas de tauromaquia). 10. Vue d'Aranjuez. 11. Cathedrale de Seville.12. Baie de Cadix (desplegable). 13. Vue de Gibraltar (desplegable). 14. Plan de l'attaque des batteries flottantes devant Gibraltar]. La primera edición se publicó en 1788. Este Atlas que presentamos tiene mucho aprecio por las dos planchas grabadas que contiene las "12 suertes del toreo", una de las primeras representaciones gráficas fuera de España. Palau 34056.

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        Drevnyaya Aleksandriya: Puteshestviye. Kiyevo - Yekaterino - Grecheskago monastyrya. Arkhimandrita konstantina. Ukrashennaya risunkami i planami [Ancient Alexandria: The Journey. Archimandrite Constantine. Language: Russian and Greek]

      Moskva V vol'noy tipografii Gariya i kompanii 1803 - Description: vii, 67p., illus., plans (some folding), drawings ; 29cm. Subjects: Travel literature -- Archimandrite Constantine -- Russia -- Alexandria (Egypt) -- Description and travel -- 18th century -- 19th century. Notes: The address "To the Reader" (p. I - VII) the author reports that his journey took place in 1795. At the end of dedication author Alexander I (p. [4 - 8]): Vseunizhenneyshy pilgrim from Mount Sinai Kiev Yekaterinoslav Grecheskago Archimandrite Constantine, 1801 June 3 days, Kiev. Text in Russian and Greek on facing pages. Added title page in Greek. Full title: Drevnyaya Aleksandriya. : Puteshestviye Kiyevo - Yekaterino - Grecheskago monastyrya arkhimandrita Konstantina. : Ukrashennaya risunkami i planami, / Izdana v svet i posvyashchena vysochayshemu imeni po monarshemu soizvoleniyu. Very good copy bound in modern title-blocked, cloth-backed boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned as with age. Pages are foxed throughout as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 67 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Studies of chess : containing Caissa, a poem, by Sir William Jones, a systematic introduction to the game, and the whole analysis of chess: with original critical remarks - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : S. Bagster 1803 - Physical description; 2 v. : front. ; (8vo). Other names; Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794. Philidor, F. D (Franc ois Danican), 1726-1795. Pratt, Peter, active 1799-1822. Ownership indications to both title pages. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Debrett&#39;s Correct Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland with the Extinct & Forfeited Peerages of the Three Kingdoms: A List of Their Family Names Second Titles, & C. , and a Translation of Their Mottos, Vol. I & II

      London: Printed for L. Debrett Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly. Very Good+. 1803. Third Edition. Hardcover. Previous owner&#39;s name and stamp on front endpaper. Slight rubbing to edges of spine. Some pencilled ticks in the margins. ; Two volume set in 1/2 burgandy leather cover and spine. Bright gilt lettering on the spine. An article entitled, "The Romance of Heraldry," by Francis H. Davies, is tipped in on the front endpaper. Rare. [See Notes] Ca 1803; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; From: Peerage Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 12: 09 PMTo: Peter Johnson Subject: RE: Date of Publication EnquiryDear Mr JohnsonThank you for your e-mail of today. The 1985 edition of Debrett included a specially compiled &#145;Bibliographical Check List of Debrett&#146;s Publications&#146;, by Frances-Jane French (now deceased). Miss French made a very thorough search of the British Library, and other reference libraries, and deduced that John Debrett&#146;s first edition (which did not bear his name) was published in May 1802 (in 2 vols) with a second edition following a few months later in September 1802 (again in 2 vols). Her source for this information is C. H. Timperley&#146;s A Dictionary of Printers and Printing (London) 1842, and adds that &#145;locating copies has so far proved unsuccessful, as Debrett&#146;s name did not appear in the title. &#146;Miss French then lists 1803 (June) (3rd Edition) SERIES TITLE: Debrett&#146;s Correct Peerage of England, etc, etc, as you quote in your e-mail, so I believe your two volume set is identical with this one. I hope this is helpful. Yours sincerelyCharles Kidd(editor Debrett&#146;s Peerage & Baronetage) From: Peter Johnson [mailto: bkshelf@roadrunner.com] Sent: 05 December 2012 16: 46To: PeerageCc: Karen JohnsonSubject: Date of Publication EnquiryGreetings - We have the two volume set of &#147;Debretts Correct Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland with the Extinct & Forfeited Peerages of The Three Kingdoms A List of their Family Names Second Titles, &c. And a translation of their Mottos. &#148; This set was &#147;Printed opposite Burlington House Piccadilly&#148; London. We believe that this work may have been published in 1802. Is it possible for you to confirm that date for us, or suggest from whom we may get this information? Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Peter Johnson .

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        Histoire des Suisses ou Helvetiens : depuis les tems les plus recules jusques a` nos jours. Par P.H. Mallet

      Geneve : chez G.J. Manget, libraire, 1803. 1st Edition. Physical description: 4 v ; 20cm. 8vo. Subjects: Switzerland -- History. With title page vignettes. Language: French. Physical description: 4 v ; 20cm. 8vo. Subjects: Switzerland -- History. With title page vignettes. Language: French.

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        DISSERTAZIONE INTORNO AD ALCUNI VIAGGIATORI ERUDITI VENEZIANI POCO NOTI PUBLICATA NELLE FAUTISSIME NOZZE DEL CONTE LEONARDO MANINO CON LA CONTESSA FOSCARINA GIOVANNELLI. VENAZIA, ANTONIO ZATTA. 1803 1803

      VENAZIA, ANTONIO ZATTA. 1803IN 4° , CARTONATURA ORIGINALE RICOPERTA IN CARTA MARMORIZZATA. 90 PP. CON ARME NOBILIARE IN ANTIPORTA INCISA IN RAME. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA GREVE CERULEA. RARA EDIZIONE A TIRATURA LIMITATA. " QUESTI VIAGGIATORI SONO PAOLO TREVISAN, GIOVANNI BEMBO, PELLEGRINO BROCARDI, AMBROGIO BEMBO, GIANNANTONIO SODERINI, BENEDETTO DANDOLO, BONAIUTO ALBANÈ, TOMMASO GRADENICO, NICOLÒ BRANCALEONE, ANTONIO PRIULI, CARLO MAGGI, CECCHINO MARTINELLI". (CICOGNA, BIBLIOGRAFIA VENEZIANA, 2536)

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON

      1803. CHATTERTON, Thomas. THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON. Containing His Life, by G. Gregory, D.D., and Miscellaneous Poems. London: Printed by Briggs and Cottle, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803. Three volumes. Illustrated with seven engravings. 8vo., 3/4 red morocco. According to Lowndes, "this edition was published by subscription under the direction of Mr. Southey and Mr. Cottle, for the benefit of Miss Newton, niece of this imposter." Ink ownership to ffep. Text leaves are mostly clean, with only some occasional light soiling. The leather bindings are solid and handsome.

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        Costituzione della Repubblica Ligure con le Successive Leggi

      1803. [Genoa (Republic)]. [Ligurian Republic]. Costituzione della Repubblica Ligure con le Successive Leggi Organiche. Genoa: Stamperia Nazionale, 1803. 203, [1] pp. Several unopened signatures. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Original plain publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, backstrip perished, a few signatures partially detached, remainder of text secure, minor worming to wrappers and parts of text with no damage to legibility. Light toning to text, internally clean. A solid copy. * Only edition. The Ligurian Republic was a short-lived French client state formed by Napoleon on 14 June 1797. It consisted of the old Republic of Genoa and the small Imperial fiefs owned by the House of Savoy inside its territory. Its first Constitution was promulgated on 22 December 1797, establishing a directorial republic dedicated to "Liberta," "Eguaglianza" and "Rappresentenza Nazione." It was annexed by France in June 1805. No copies listed on OCLC. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Ma Tante Genevieve ou Je L'ai Echappe Belle Volume 1

      Barba 1803 - Text in French. Size: 16mo (very small). One volume of the 4-volume set. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Covers are rubbed in spots, but otherwise in sound condition. Book comes in its custom madel slipcase. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; 19th century; French Language; Fiction. Inventory No: 26084. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RACCOLTA DELLE PIU BELLE VEDUTE ANTICHE, ET MODERNE DI ROMA. (Two vols. in one)

      For the Author, Rome 1803 - Two volumes bound in one; two letterpress title pages set within double-rule borders, both with engraved vignettes; 211 engraved plates (numbered 1-100 in vol. I with 7 additional unnumbered plates - one between plts 25 & 26, two between plts 32 & 33, one between plates 60 & 61 and three at the end; in vol. II the plates are numbered 101-200, with two plts numbered 187 and three unnumbered plts at the end). Plates generally in excellent condition with generous margins - some plates to the lower edge have not been trimmed displaying the natural end of the original sheet; a few plates with very slight, small water stains confined to the edges, a couple with light creases, as much original paper faults as anything else, several lightly dust marked, one image with a very small stain. Later 20 century binding retaining the original boards and backstrip, very good with a little rubbing. Front end paper with neat gift inscription. A very good copy. Notes: Generally recognized as Vasi's masterpiece and at the same time one of the most remarkable artistic records of Rome. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in four books

      London: A. Strahan, 1803. 4 volume set. The fourteenth edition, with the last corrections of the author, and with notes and additions by Edward Christian. Very good in full diced calf, gilt, attractively respined. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Engraved frontis portrait in Vol I, folding genealogical chart in Vol II; title page in all 4 volumes. Blackstone (1723-1780) was a jurist, judge, and politician, and his Commentaries was long regarded as the leading work on English common law. The work is divided into rights of persons, rights of things, private wrongs, and public wrongs.

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        An Account of the Native Africans in the Neighbourhood of Sierra Leone. Vol. 1.

      - London, Hatchard et Mawman, 1803. In-8, XI-(5)-362-(22) p., reliure anglaise veau brun lisse, dos orné, titre doré, tranches dorées (reliure un peu frottée). Ex-libris gravé : Maria Forbes. Tome 1 seul, orné de 8 belles planches, dont deux cartes dépliantes. * Esclavage Slavery, Termites. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        A Treatise on Tropical Diseases, on Military Operations, and on the Climate of the West Indies

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1803-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: Cadell and Davies. Fully re-bound in contemporary calf skin leather. Tight binding and solid boards. Gilt borders. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Red Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Gilt decorative flourishes along spine. Perfect binding. Modern endpapers. Previous owners inscription on ffep and title page, but scribbled out. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked.Benjamin Moseley was a physician born in Essex in 1742. He studied medicine in London, Paris and Leyden, and practiced in Jamaica, where he was eventually appointed to the office of surgeon-general.A comprehensive testament to Moseley's medical knowledge, acquired during his time in the islands. A bright, clean copy in exceptional condition.

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        Practical Observations In Surgery, Illustrated by Cases

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard, for T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1803. xi, 537, [13] p., 10 leaves of plates (one folding), illus.; 22 cm. First edition. "Hey is remembered for 'Hey's saw' and 'Hey's internal derangement of the knee'. He was an outstanding surgeon in his day; he founded and was senior surgeon of the General Infirmary, Leeds. He devised a type of amputation of the foot ('Hey's amputation'). His book includes the description of the falciform ligament of the saphenous opening, 'Hey's Ligament'. G-M. (Fourth) 5582; Waller 4429. Old waterstain on botton portion of some pages; top of title-page repaired; rebound in full leather by Jim DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery; very good. Stock#OB507.

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        Innocence Alarmed

      London: Published by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, Jan. 1803. 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. 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. A lovely colour printed impression of Smith&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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

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        HOLY BIBLE: CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TOGETHER WITH THE APOCRYPHA: EMBELLISHED WITH TEN MAPS, AND TWENTY HISTORICAL ENGRAVINGS

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey. 1803. 4to., publisher&#39;s original full calf with black and red leather spine labels. 675+(1); 632-832, 677-679 (apparently the last few pages of the first volume), (834)-1080, 77 pages.. 2 volumes. There is a pasted-on handwritten note on the front pastedown which states, "This Bible was the Property of My Grandfather, Saml. Canby and presented to me by My Mother, M Mortons, Mary M Dillon." On the rear blank leaf is a printed ownership stamp with the handwritten name of Saml. Canby on it. On the front pastedown of the second volume is written, "Samuel Canby Sen to Margaret Morton now the property of Mary M Dillon." Midway through the second volume there are bound-in pages 677 to 680 (out of order) which contains printed blank pages to be used to record the Family Record. These four pages have been filled, recording the births and deaths of the various Canby family members starting in 1682 to the 1880s (in different hands). The first page is headed "An account of the Canby family;" the second page is "Account of the Shipley family." The third page records "Samuel and Frances Canby&#39;s Children," and the fourth page contains records from another Canby family Bible. The covers are worn and detached with attempted tape repair to hinges.

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        Studies of chess : containing Caissa, a poem, by Sir William Jones, a systematic introduction to the game, and the whole analysis of chess: with original critical remarks - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : S. Bagster 1803 - Physical description; 2 v. : front. ; (8vo). Other names; Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794. Philidor, F. D (Franc ois Danican), 1726-1795. Pratt, Peter, active 1799-1822. Ownership indications to both title pages. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Heaviside, Esq, Surgeon Extraordinary to the King

      London: Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, Aug. 25, 1803. Mezzotint. State ii/ii with engraved inscription in closed letters. Image size: 17 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches. 19 3/4 x 13 ¾ inches. 20 3/8 x 14 ¼ inches. A lovely impression of this intriguing print of John Heaviside, the Royal surgeon. This stunning portrait of the surgeon to George III demonstrates Earlom&#39;s skill as an engraver. Although Earlom studied under Cipriani and Boydell, he taught himself the art of mezzotint engraving. His meticulous yet delicate technique managed to accomplish new levels of technical superiority not thought possible in mezzotint. Earlom&#39;s unique style manages to create intricate details and textures that allowed him to produce some truly outstanding images. In this captivating print, Earlom employs his refined style and painterly use of texture to produce a complex and appealing image. In inspiration and execution Earlom is a master of his art, and this portrait is a testimony to his skill and imagination as an engraver. Unfortunately the Dictionary of National Biography does not have any record of John Heaviside, therefore the particulars of his life and achievements are not readily available, but if this fascinating portrait is any indication he was an intriguing and accomplished individual. According to the text on the print Heaviside is described as George III surgeon. He is shown pointing to a human heart with a skeletal spine in a glass jar in the background. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 22, ii/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 22; O&#39;Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 3

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        The Luxembourg or Palais du Senat with the Gardens and the Church of St. Sulpice on the left

      London: Richard Phillips, 71 St. Pauls Church Yard, Oct. 1st, 1803. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two skillfully mended tears on the top margin outside the platemark. Top left corner has been expertly in-filled. Small mended tear on left margin outside platemark. Three tiny mended tears on bottom edge of sheet. 10 9/16 x 19 ½ inches. 14 x 21 7/8 inches. 17 ½ x 24 ¾ inches. A charming view of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris published by Richard Phillips, the infamous Jacobite printseller. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English and European artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record their country&#39;s natural beauties. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of important sights and architectural attractions. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These topographical prints were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. Published in both English and French this charming view is a superb example of the popular topographical prints, which Phillips sold in great quantity in his London shop. A true jack-of-all-trades, Sir Richard Phillips (1767 - 1840), was one of the most fascinating men of his day. Born in London to a Leicestershire family, his original name was Philip Richard. He began his career as hosier, but in 1790 established himself as a publisher and bookseller in Leicester. In 1792 he founded the "Leicester Herald", which he used as a platform for his radical beliefs. An ardent Jacobite, Phillip&#39;s shop became a depot for radical literature of the revolutionary period. In 1795 he was imprisoned for selling Paines&#39; "Rights of Man", but he continued to edit the Leicester Herald throughout his imprisonment. After his release he set up his business in London where he established the infamous, "Monthly" magazine. In 1807 he became a sheriff of the City of London and was knighted in 1808. His publications included a vast number of elementary class books and cheap manuals as well as fine art prints and maps. Dictionary of National Biography

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        Amadis of Gaul

      London, 1803. Four volumes. Quite rare 1st edition of Romantic poet Southey&#39;s translation into English, from Garciordonez de Montalvo&#39;s Spanish translation, from the original Portuguese language. The origin of Amadis is disputed, but it was being read in the 14th century and became one of the most popular of the chivalric romances. It influenced Cervantes&#39; Don Quixote. Contemporary full calf gilt. Light wear. With all four half-titles; a splendid set.

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