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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.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING A REPORT MADE TO HIM BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH CERTAIN TRIBES OF INDIANS

      Washington. 1803.. 7pp. Dbd. Leaves loose. Light foxing and soiling, lightly creased. About very good. A government report on relations with several Indian tribes, including the Creek, Choctaw, and Cherokee nations. Dearborn's report includes commentary on boundary lines with Indians in North Carolina and Indiana, and he also reports on the establishment of four further Indian trading posts: "one at Detroit - one at Fort Wayne - one at Chickasaw Bluff - and one with the Choctaws." This report precedes the Louisiana Purchase- it was made in January, 1803- and illustrates Jefferson's efforts to regulate the Indians on the effective frontiers of U.S. control. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 5368.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Return from Shooting

      London: Published by Colnaghi & Co., 1 January 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. 18 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches. 28 x 21 inches. 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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        Recreación Filosófica, ó Diálogo sobre la Filosofía Natural para instrucción de personas curiosas que no frecuentaron las aulas. Tercera edición, corregida y aumentada con los nuevos descubrimientos y doctrinas relativos a la Física, Chímica, etc., extractado todo de las obras de Lavoisier, Fourceroy, Brisson, Libes, etc. [Seguido de:] Cartas Físico-Matemáticas de Teodosio a Eugenio, para inteligencia y complemento de la Recreación Filosófica. Contiene un aparato de principios necesarios para entender la Física Experimental, como se explica en los Reales Estudios de Madrid

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, se hallará en la Librería de Alonso frente a las gradas de San Felipe, 1803. Once volúmenes en 4to. menor, ocho para la «Recreacón Filosófica» y tres para las «Cartas Físico Matemáticas»; XXIV pp., LVIII-341 pp. y 5 láminas plegadas + IV-474 pp., 4 lám.+ IV-522 pp., 3 lám. + IV-323 pp., 5 lám. + IV-405 pp., 5 lám. + IV-529 pp., 5 lám. + VI-479 pp. + 4 hs., 246 pp. + 3 hs., 230 pp., 15 lám. + 242 pp., 6 lám. + VI-234 pp., 5 lám., apreciandose la carencia de una lámina en el tomo tercero y otra en el décimo, únicamente. Rastros de moho en el tomo cuarto. Rara edición completa de las obras filosófico científicas de Almeida. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, de la época, con tejuelos.

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        A PHYSICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, LOWER LOUISIANA, AND A PART OF WEST FLORIDA

      Philadelphia: Printed at the Office of the Gazette of the United States. 1803.. 34pp. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Early ownership signature on titlepage. Lightly tanned. Very good. Generally credited with being the first American scientific description of the lower Mississippi Valley, based on the observations of the author and material supplied by William Dunbar. The author was a native of Natchez, and this work (dedicated to some of the most eminent scientists of the day) was his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Jones notes this work as "very rare," and the Eberstadts call it "a great rarity." STREETER SALE 1532. HOWES P197, "b." SABIN 65056. EBERSTADT 164:299. JONES 196. SERVIES 772.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Thérapeutique respiratoire... Instruction sur l’instrument pulvérisateur des liquides médicamenteux, ses applications au traitement des maladies de poitrine er la manière de s’en servir INVENTION OF THE FIRST PRESSURIZED INHALER

      [Henri Plon], With an engraved frontispiece representing the instrument invented by Dr. Sales-Girons and constructed by Charriere (repeated in the text). Bound in boards, morocco backstrip. A fine copy. First and only edition of the original detailed instruction manual on use of this rare medical instrument. Charriere (1803-76) was the most eminent French medical instrument-maker in the nineteenth century.& & Invented by Sales-Girons (1808-79) in France and presented at the Medical Academy in Paris, 1858, the present copy is the only book of instructions located.&

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        Catalogue des Livres précieux, singuliers et rares, tant Imprimés que Manuscrits, qui composaient la Bibliothèque de M

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

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        Triumphs of Temper--a Poem in Six Canto

      Chichester: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1803. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 12th edition corrected with the 6 Flaxman/William Blake engravings, which is 1st edn thus, 12mo, new eps and strengthened hinges else VG. Engravings have left browned area on opposite page.Leather cover.All 6 engravings are on white print stock paper and noted "Maria Flaxman, inv and del" and "W Blake sculp". It is interesting to note that Blake is not given credit on the title page, confirmation of how little recognition he did receive in his own life time. If he but only knew the significance his work is given today. .

      [Bookseller: BohemianBookworm]
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        CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEA OR PACIFIC OCEAN PART I. Commencing with an Account of the Earliest Discovery of that Sea by Europeans, and Terminating with the Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, in 1579. Illustrated with Charts; [with,] HISTORY OF THE VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEA OR PACIFIC OCEAN VOLUME II. From the Year 1579 to 1620

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard, and sold by G. and W. Nicol.. , 1803 and 1806. 2 volumes. First Editions. Illustrated with five folding engraved charts by F. Sansom in the first volume and with five folding engraved charts and five engraved illustrations in the second volume. Large quarto volumes , exquisitely preserved in original calf backed binder’s boards, the spines with raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, blind tooled at the turnovers and corners, an extraordinary set. [2], xii, [8], 391, [1, blank]; [xvi], 482 pp. A superb copy of each volume. Remarkably well preserved and in original state. We dare say that one could hardly expect to find any better copies. RARE FIRST EDITIONS OF THESE HIGHLY IMPORTANT TEXTS, BOTH VOLUMES IN REMARKABLY FINE AND WELL PRESERVED CONDITION. "The most important general history of early South Sea discoveries, containing practically everything of importance on the subject; collected from all sources, with the most important remarks concerning them, by Captain Burney, who was a great authority on the subject. Many of the early voyages to California would be inaccessible were they not heerin collected. Burney accompanied Captain Cook on his second and third voyages. His access to the London literary world served to enhance the style of his great work, in which he carried the story of Pacific discovery from its beginnings through the period just prior to Cook’s first voyage" (Hill). Admiral James Burney (1750-1812), son of Dr. Charles Burney, the historian of music, and brother of Fanny Burney, later Madame d’Arblay, "entered the navy in 1764, and having served on the coast of North America and in the Mediterranean, sailed with Captain Cook in his second voyage, 1772-4, during which time he was promoted to be lieutenant. In 1775 he was in the Cerberus on the North American station, and was recalled to sail again under Cook in his third voyage. Consequent on the deaths of Cook and Clerke, he came home in command of the Discovery, and was confirmed as commander on 2 Oct. 1780. In 1803 he began the publication of “A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean”, which extended to 5 vols. and was not completed until 1817; it is well known as the standard work on the subject" (D.N.B.).

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        The Book of Martyrs, or Christian Martyrology: Containing an Authentic and Historical Relation of Many Dreadful Persecutrions against The Church of Christ, From the Death of Abel to the beginning of the Nineteenth Century; Being a Particular Account of all the Martyrs of the Old and New Testaments, and the Ten great Persecutions under the Roman Emperors, with the Persecutions exercised by the Papists in England and other Parts of Europe, including every important relation in Fox's Book of Martyrs, and also all the essential Parts of every Work on the Suject which has appeared since that Publication; the whole carefully revised, corrected, and amended; with some Original Material. [First Nuttall Edition]

      Liverpool: J. Nuttall, 1803. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Very Good+. Complete in two volumes. Thick 4to's; [4], x, 11-612; [4], 580pp, with numerous full-page copper-engraved plates. Recently (and somewhat amateurishly) rebound in period-style full polished calf, the spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands with a red leather label gilt, marbled end papers, and red silk page markers. Very Good or better, the preliminaries and last few leaves rather heavily stained and foxed and with repairs to a few plate margins (never affecting the image), else surprisingly clean and bright, the bindings now secure and tight. PMM 86.& On 20 March 1563 the first edition of Acts and Monuments (immediately and universally referred to as Foxe's ‘Book of martyrs’) was published by John Day. A massive folio volume, containing about 1800 pages, it . . . covers church history from Wyclif until the accession of Elizabeth . . . [But] by the end of the seventeenth century, there was only one way in which Acts and Monuments could be of interest to large numbers of readers: as a compendium of atrocities, real and imagined, committed by Catholics against Protestants and as a knife to twist in the wound of sectarian hatred. [E]ditors did not even bother to reprint the entire work . . . retaining only sensational episodes of torture and death, which, when taken together with equally sensational illustrations, gave Foxe's work a lurid quality which was certainly far from the author's intention. . . ." (ODNB) Nuttall's 1803 two-volume edition, on offer here, was one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated undertaken outside of London, and was often valued second only to the Bible as part of a household library. Few complete sets survive—most copies having literally been worn out.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France With Remarks on their present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects

      Hague: unknown, possibly London, 1803. First edition. Quarto. Half calf, vellum corners, marbled paper covered boards. Part I [all that was published]. 182pp, 6pp. postcript; "The Second Part of these Sketches, 12pp. Tall copy with wide margins, exceedingly scarce and precocious treatise on threat of Napolean and the intracies and strategies of war and how to avoid it, with special respect to Russia and also Great Britain. The author has remained unknown to this day, but from "The Edinburgh Review" of 1804 we have some inkling to his identity: "This is altogether a very singular work. The language is that of a foreigner pretty well acquainted with English, or of an Englishman who, by long residence abroad, has lost the free use of his native tongue." A most intriguing and exceedingly scarce volume on Napoleanic France, only one other copy located on the market. A superb copy with only light wear and discoloration to binding, near fine.

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        [Do Tal, Ellora] Dotali [vol.VI, pl.XXI]

      London: Published as the Act directs by Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, '1 June 1803. Aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches. A stunning view of the cave-temple, known as Two-Storeyed, Do Tal, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. The sixth part of Oriental Scenery is twenty-four plates based on drawings by James Wales, primarily of the excavations at Ellora. The title of this section was Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora , near Aurungabad in Decan... The mountain contains 34 "caves" that were created to serve as monasteries and temples for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, each religion having several spaces. Do Tal, here called Dotali, was one of the Buddhist "caves". It is three stories high and was built in the 8th century. Abbey Travel II.420 no.32; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today, p. 15, no 4

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        [Ellora, Dhumar Lena] Doomar Leyna [vol.VI, pl.IX]

      London: Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, '1 June 1803' ' [watermarked 1809]. Aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. 21 x 29 inches. A stunning view of the Dhumar Lena, a cave-temple dating to the 6th century, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. The sixth part of Oriental Scenery is twenty-four plates based on drawings by James Wales, primarily of the excavations at Ellora. The title of this section was Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora , near Aurungabad in Decan... The mountain contains 34 "caves" that were created to serve as monasteries and temples for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, each religion having several spaces. The present image is of "one of the earliest of the Hindu series [of cave-temples, which] is assigned to the 6th-century Kalachuri period ... The Dhumar Lena is ingeniously cut into the hillside so as to create multple entrances, with light flowing in from three directions." (India yesterday and today p. 198). Abbey Travel II. 420 no.110; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today, p. 198, no. 131.

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

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

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF SURREY; etc

      London -1814 1803 - 3 volumes folio 19x13 inches. BOUND IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY FULL RUSSIA LEATHER BINDING with heavily gilt spines and gilt edges. Collated complete with 97 plates- plans, maps and views and 13 separate pedigrees as called for in the bibliography Upcott. Some internal browning and a tiny crack to the lower corner of the upper board of volume two but - A MAGNIFICENT SHELF PIECE and a standard topographical work. Russia leather is cowhide tanned by a special process, giving a rich smooth effect and impregnated with birch-bark oil. It was introduced from Muscovy before 1700 and was popular with English bookbinders between 1780 and 1830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Serie dell'edizioni aldine per ordine cronologico ed alfabetico Terza edizione con emendazioni e Giunte

      Firenze [Florence]: Presso Giuseppe Molini, 1803. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. With fold-out genealogical chart of the Aldus family; full vellum binding; a previous owner notes in Italian on front endpaper dated 1840. Very Good binding.

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        Serie dell'edizioni aldine per ordine cronologico ed alfabetico. Terza edizione con emendazioni e giunte.

      presso Giuseppe Molini,, Firenze, 1803 - Cm. 18,5, pp. vi, 84; 195 (3). Con l'albero genealogico della famiglia Manuzio su una tavola ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Alcune note coeve, appunti ms. ad una sguardia, Esemplare con poche tracce d'uso, genuino e ben conservato. All'ultima carta appare la dicitura: Impresso in Pisa nella Tipografia della Società Letteraria. Non comune edizione di questa bibliografia manuziana la cui stesura viene ipotizzata essere del Burgassi o del Laire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        POEMS

      1803. BAYLEY, Peter. POEMS. London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co., 1803. Scarce first edition. Algernon Swinburne's copy with his signature on first blank recto, with "The Pines" - his last place of residence. Owner has noted provenance under the signature. [4 pp] + 208 pp. 8vo., diced calf with gilt ornaments at edges of boards. Front board and spine detached, spine laid in. Boards are worn, edges cracked. Spine lacks label. Block sound. Bayley's verse here is a parody of Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads; in "The Fisherman's Wife," a parody of Wordsworth's "The Idiot Boy," Bayley appended the note: "The simplicity of that most simple of poets, Mr. Wordsworth himself, is scarcely more simple tha the language of this stanza. Absit invidia dicto." Wordsworth wrote in a letter to Thomas de Quincey, 1804, that the "wretched creature" (Bayley) had committed "Plagiarism, I believe unexampled in the history of modern Literature" - !! Bayley's "The Ivy Seat" parodies the Lucy poems; "The Forest Fay" contains some plagiarisms of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and Evining in the Vale of Festinog" parodies/plagiarizes "Tintern Abbey."The book is sold with all faults (including incendiary poetry!) A period bookmark, painted on vellum, is laid in.

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        Dissertatio inauguralis de glaciarorum vera ratione eorumque influxu in fanitatem accolarum

      Tubingen, Reis and Schmid 1803. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1803 pp.30 lacks final blank, very light occasional spotting, rebound in modern cloth backed boards with title label to upper cover, small 8vo.

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        A Group of Carnations (Second state)

      - London: April 2nd., 1803. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell. 23 5/16 x 18 3/4 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "Carnations are cultivated forms of Dianthus caryophyllus, a flower grown in gardens since the time of the Emperor Augustus, during whose reign, according to Pliny, it was introduced to Rome from Spain. Found on castle ruins both in France and England, it has been suggested that it made its way to England from France in Norman times on stone imported for building castles. It was popular in medieval times both for its colour and its clove scent, and from the latter was known as the `clove-gillyflower'. Many varieties have been bred such as those shown in this picture, which was painted by Peter Henderson. These belong to what are called `florist's flowers', that is, varieties conforming to certain recognized standards. Those with broad stripes of one colour were classed as `Flakes': the Flakes in this group were named by Thornton `Palmers's Dutchess of Dorset' and `Palmer's Defiance'. Those with stripes of two or three colours were known as `Bizarres': Thornton called the Bizarres in this group `Caustin's British Monarch' and `Midwinter's Dutchess of Wurtemburg'. Those with toothed and coloured edges to the petals were `Piquettes', in this case `Davey's Defiance' and `Princess of Wales'." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p.60). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his.great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson. The result. involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing. But he produced. one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Second state of two of this plate from the Temple of Flora. `Minute alterations which in no way affected the appearance of the prints were made at an early stage of this plate, which. is one of the finest of Thornton's productions. In its final state. the background has been entirely removed and a bluish white wash substituted, while the temple on the right has been re-engraved. Impressions of the Carnations vary therefore more widely than any others.' (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora, 1951, p.16).

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        Celebrated Women or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries. Alphabetically Arranged

      London: For Richard Phillips, 1803. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Six volume complete set. Scarce set. Quarter tan calf with marbled boards. 16mo. Spine chipped at head and foot. Hinges cracked. Edges rubbed and worn. Two labels missing. A few pages have loosened. Armorial bookplate of Aiton family with the latin motto 'et Decerptae Dabunt Odorem' (Roses plucked will give a sweet smell). Anne Augusta Townsend Aiton, daughter or poss. wife of Kew Gardens, William Aiton. Mary Hays (1760-1843) was a feminist and radical.

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        A Course of Medical Studies Containing a Comparative View of The Anatomical Structure of Man and of Animals

      nbsp;London -Cuthell and Martin 1803 - A medical work chiefly designed for the use of medical students. Complete in three volumesAlso includes a history of diseases and an account of the knowledge hitherto acquired with regard to the regular action of the different organs. First UK edition as translated from French. Condition: Rebound in full cloth bindings. Externally, sound with with wear to joints and bumping. There is also sunning to the spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, generally bright and clean. There are also inkstamps to the titlepages. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, ARRÊTE: ART. I. TOUS COMMANDANS DES POSTES CI-APRÈS DÉSIGNÉS, CAPITAINES & AUTRES OFFICIERS DES MILICES DE CES POSTES OU DISTRICTS...[caption title]

      [New Orleans. 1803].. Broadside, 14 1/2 x 9 inches, with woodcut headpiece of symbolic figure with printed inscription: "Préfecture Coloniale." Light wear at edges, light dampstain at lower right edge. Text very clean. A very good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside printed during the brief return of Louisiana to France's control between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree, promulgated on Dec. 5, 1803 and authorized by Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot, confirms "in their positions, as commanders of designated posts, all militia officers except such as choose to remain in the service of Spain" (McMurtrie, LOUISIANA). Spain signed a treaty of cession on March 21, 1801 but this was not announced to the inhabitants of the colony until March 27, 1803. The actual transfer of Louisiana back to France occurred on Nov. 30 of that year, and three weeks later the territory became a part of the United States. Pierre Clément de Laussat, Colonial Prefect, arrived in New Orleans from Paris to take formal possession of Louisiana, and as had already been arranged, transfer title to the U.S. "Laussat's first official announcement after his arrival in New Orleans was followed by five other proclamations or edicts in broadside form which have been seen and recorded in the course of this study, and there were undoubtedly still others which have not come to light. The purpose of these broadsides was to establish and carry on the machinery of government and to insure the maintenance of law and order after the automatic termination of the authority of the Spanish magistrates and office holders. Most of these bear at the top an interesting woodcut of the typical female figure symbolical of France, and inscribed 'Préfecture Coloniale.' This woodblock was undoubtedly brought by the commission from Paris" - McMurtrie, NEW ORLEANS. An extremely rare broadside printed during France's brief control of Louisiana in the early 19th century. Jumonville records two copies at Historic New Orleans Collection and a third at Tulane. JUMONVILLE 83. HUMMEL 772. McMURTRIE (LOUISIANA) 30. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) p.64. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4553.

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        Discurso Pronunciado en la Real Chancilleria de Granada el Dia 2 de.

      1803 - Vasco del Campo, Don Rafael. Discurso Pronunciado en la Real Chancilleria de Granada el Dia 2 de Enero de 1802, por El Exmo. Sr. Don Rafael Vasco, Caballero del Orden de Santiago, y de las Reales Maestranzas de Ronda y Granada; Regidor Perpetuo del Aquel Ilustre Ayuntamiento; Teniente General de los Reales Exercitos; Gobernador y Capitan General del Exercito, Costa y Reino de Granada, y Presidios Menores de Africa; Presidente de Esta Real Chancilleria, De la Junta de Reales Obras de la Plaza de Malaga, De la Mayor de Caminos de Este Reyno, Los de Cordoba y Jaen; Superintendente de los del Obispado de Malaga, Y de las de Sanidad Establecidas en el y su Costa; Inspector de las Companias de Invalidos, Las de Infanteria Fixa y Torreros del Distrito, Etc. Etc. Granada: En la Imprenta de Moreno, [1803]. [iv], xix pp. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt frames to boards. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, tiny manuscript label to rear cover, marbled endpapers, crack between front free endpaper and following endleaf, which is detached, text notably fresh. An attractive copy. * First edition. This book reproduces the text of a speech given by military leader Don Rafael Vasco del Campo shortly upon his elevation by the King of Spain to the Presidency of Granada's Supreme Court of Justice. Don Vasco, who distinguished himself in the service of the Spanish Crown in Mexico, proclaims his humility before the office of his charge, never before entrusted to a military man, and invokes education as an antidote to envy, hate, revenge and thoughts of theft, lies and deception. He also challenges the need for capital punishment and other legal injustices. During his short-lived presidency over Granada's highest court, the region enjoyed peace and a flowering of the arts, which ended with Napoleon's invasion of Spain and the subsequent popular uprisings against the Spanish Crown. No copies located on OCLC. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 353024. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      London: Edward Orme, 1 July 1803. Aquatint, coloured by hand, engraved 'under the direction of Edwd. Orme', marked 'proof' in lower right corner (small expert repairs to margins). 15 1/8 x 23 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 1/4 inches. 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).

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        Digte.

      Fr. Brummer, København 1803. Med stukket titelblad. 304+(2) sider på skrive papir. Indbundet ubeskåret i et nydeligt blåt papirbind med blåmarmoreret papir fint monteret på for- og bagperm. Bindet sing. Anker Kyster 1943 (Henrik Park). Bindet med lidt slitage på ryg og kanter. Indvendig rent eksemplar.. Liebenberg I,11. Originaludgaven på skrivepapir med trykfejlsliste med 4 rettelser. ** Vedlagt er en lok af Adam Oehlenschlägers hår i sammenfoldet skrivepapirskuvert med digterens egenhændige signatur

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        Letters to a Young Lady, on a Variety of Useful and Interesting Subjects, Calculated to Improve the heart, to form the manners, and enlighten the understanding?The Third Edition

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies.. 1803 First published in 1789, this courtesy book in epistolary form went through a number of editions, both in England and America. The author, a clergyman who also wrote Strictures on Female Education (1780) aimed to "rouse young ladies from a vacant or insipid life, into one of usefulness and laudable exertion to recall them from visionary novels and romance into solid reading and reflection and from the criminal absurdities of fashion, to the simplicity of nature and the dignity of virtue. He has attempted a method of uniting, in their character, the graces with the virtues; an amiable heart with elegant manners and an enlightened understanding. Contemporary tree calf, Gilt-decorated flat spines with red and black morocco labels. . Two volumes, twelvemo. Minor signs of insect damage on the back cover of Volume II, but a fine, bright copy. Early ink signature on title-page of each volume ("Maria Frances Montgomery"), engraved bookplate of the same owner ("M.F. Montgomery Convoy").

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        Celebrated Women or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries. Alphabetically Arranged

      London: For Richard Phillips, 1803. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Six volume complete set. Scarce set. Quarter tan calf with marbled boards. 16mo. Spine chipped at head and foot. Hinges cracked. Edges rubbed and worn. Two labels missing. A few pages have loosened. Armorial bookplate of Aiton family with the latin motto 'et Decerptae Dabunt Odorem' (Roses plucked will give a sweet smell). Anne Augusta Townsend Aiton, daughter or poss. wife of Kew Gardens, William Aiton. Mary Hays (1760-1843) was a feminist and radical.

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        TESTACEA BRITANNICA; or, Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-Water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures

      London: Printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey / S. Woolmer, 1803-1808. 3 volumes. First Edition with the inclusion of the rare supplement issued some years after the first two volumes. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 hand-coloured images of shells on 30 tissue guarded full page plates and with two hand-coloured engraved title-pages. 4to, handsomely bound in three-quarter polished calf, the backs skillfully and expertly restored to style over antique marbled boards, red morocco lettering labels gilt, spines with gilt bands and volume numbers, top edges gilt. (iv), xxxvii, errata, 1-(292); (4), 293-606, (4 Index to the Plates), 16 plates; (iv), i-v, 1-183, errata, plates 17-30 pp. A very fine set in excellent condition. The bindings, text and plates are all exceptionally well preserved, clean and attractive. FIRST EDITION WITH THE RARE 1808 SUPPLEMENT VOLUME. The work has more than two hundred hand-coloured illustrations on thirty tissue-guarded engraved plates and two title-page vignettes. Montague produced two great works: ORNITHOLOGICAL DICTIONARY, OR ALPHABETICAL SYNOPSIS OF BRITISH BIRDS (1802) and the TESTACEA BRITANNICA, containing “a great mass of valuable information on the subject” (Knight IV, 304).

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        [Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, consisting of a series of prints engraved from pictures purposely painted by the first artists, lately exhibited at the Shakespeare Gallery.]

      [London : J. & J. Boydell... 1803] . Folio, (405x295mm), 96 engraved plates (only, of 100, lacking the portraits of Geo. III and Queen Charlotte and 2 others), lacking the title-page, foxing on a few plates, cont. half calf, marbled bds, fully gilt spine.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Leather Set. Printed in 1803. Complete in 10 volumes

      London: J. Johnson, et al..., 1803. Bound in full leather bindings. Gilded spines. Leather label. Printed on quality paper, with wide margins. Engraved frontis of Shakespeare. Marbled end papers. 7 3/8 inches tall. A fairly large set compared to other sets from this era. Over 14.5 inches of shelf space. In excellent condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. The labels are all fresh and fully intact. The hinges are all strongly attached and held firmly by the underlying cords, although there is some starting. Printed on high quality paper. There is some foxing. An early bookplate, but no writing. Complete in 10 volumes, as stated on the title pages. This is a gorgeous set in exceptional condition, and displays beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms, and notification of intent to return must be made within ten days of receipt.

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

      Hamburg und Mains: Vollmer (1803). Med kobberstukket titelblad samt 6 kobberplancher. (2) + 364 s. Lidt senere hlvldr. med farvet skindtitelfelt og rygforgyldning. Gl. navn på indersiden af forperm. Stempel p.t. With engraved titlepage and 6 full-page engravings. A little later half calf, spine gilt. Stamp on title

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire,

      London: W. Miller,, 1803. illustrated by a Series of Seventy-three Engravings. With Descriptions in English and French. Folio (351 × 268 mm). Contemporary diced russia, title gilt to the spine, raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt and blind, boards similarly attractively tooled with concentric panels in gilt and blind, pearl and thread edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, floral roll to the turn-ins. 73 fine hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley, original guards in place. A little rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, slight discolouration of the joints, repairs to the corners, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, some light browning, a very good copy. First edition, first issue, plates and text watermarked 1796 as called for by Abbey. The preface asserts that "the authenticity of the present work is undoubted", with good grounds since the plates are reproduced, enlarged, from those in Johann Gottlieb Georgi's Rußland, published St. Petersburg , 1776-80, with a French language edition published simultaneously with the German edition, and an English edition in 1780-83. Georgi was one of the savants drawn to Catherine the Great's Russian Enlightenment, and undertook the first scientific ethnographic study of Greater Russia, enquiring into the cultures on the fringes, the Finns, Tatars, Samoyeds, Manchurians, Mongols and Cossacks, and published the earliest scholarly account of Siberian Shamanism and Mongol Buddhism. All the of these ethnic groups are illustrated in this superb suite of plates, with great attention paid to the details of their characteristic costume.

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        The Dances of Death, Through the Various Stages of Human Life: Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-Six Copper Plates; Done From the Original Designs, Which Were Cut in Wood, and Afterwards Painted, By John Holbein etched by D

      London: W. Smith and Co., 1803. Hardcover. Very Good. Very Good condition. "Descriptions of each plate in French and English, with the Scripture Text from which the designs were taken. Printed by W. Smith and Co. King Street, Seven Dials, for John Scott, No. 447, Strand: & Thomas Ostell, No. 3, Ave Maria Lane 1803". Engraved frontispiece, engraved title, engraved portrait of Holbein. All gilt edges, full leather cover with embossed design and gilt decoration. Foxing or spotting evident to many pages, but is generally light. Note that two editions were printed this same year, the other printed by Gosnell. Leather cover shows some slight corner wear, cover wear, and top of spine heavily worn. This is a very hard to find rare book. & &

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de M. C. de La Serna Santander,

      Rédigé et mis en ordre par lui-même; avec des notes bibliographiques et littéraires; nouvellement corrigé et augmenté. Three engraved plates (one is folding & with eight images) & five folding woodcut plates of watermarks (each slightly wormed). Five vols. 8vo, 20th-cent. morocco-backed boards (some browning or foxing as is usual, some worming in Vol. III, see below), t.e.g., others uncut. Brussels: [Privately Printed], 1803. The very rare privately printed catalogue, in its most complete (and complex; see below) state, of the vast and famous library of Carlos Antonio La Serna (1752-1813), bibliographer, historian of early printing, and 'conservateur' at the Brussels Library. The main part of the library, the finest of the time in the Low Countries, was actually amassed by his uncle, Don Simon de Santander San Juan, former secretary of the Spanish King and an ardent book collector resident in Brussels. The collection passed to his nephew Carlos Antonio upon his death in 1791. Carlos Antonio, who had come from Spain about 1772, aided his uncle in forming the collection. Upon inheriting the collection, Carlos Antonio was forced due to family reasons to try to sell the library and a catalogue in 1792 was then prepared. According to Michaud, La Serna sold the library to a Brussels collector, who proposed to make it available to the public, but the purchaser became insolvent after a few years and La Serna recovered possession of the collection. La Serna continued to acquire important books and MSS. After the Peace of Amiens, La Serna reissued the catalogue under his own name with additions in 1803, hoping to attract a wealthy purchaser amongst the new generation of important collectors at home and abroad. This reissue contained a number additional leaves or cancels (see below). However it remained unsold until 1809, when Renouard acquired it for 60,000 francs. The great French bookseller offered it at auction in Paris in the same year in 67 sessions. Vol. I contains three additional leaves, one each inserted in quires B. F, and G. Leaf E8 is not present as in all copies. Vol. II contains six additional leaves, one each inserted in quires A, B, F, P, S, and T. Vol. III contains an additional quire C of eight leaves. Vol. IV contains an extra leaf each in quires F and G and quire K is extended to comprise thirteen leaves. Vol. I contains three additional leaves, one each inserted in quires B. F, and G. Leaf E8 is not present as in all copies. Vol. II contains six additional leaves, one each inserted in quires A, B, F, P, S, and T. Vol. III contains an additional quire C of eight leaves. Vol. IV contains an extra leaf each in quires F and G and quire K is extended to comprise thirteen leaves. The fifth volume -- the Supplément and which is very often missing -- contains four pieces: 'Observations sur les filigranes'; 'Mémoir sur le premier Usage des signatures et des Chiffres, dans l'Art Typographique'; 'Praefatio Historico-critica, in Veram et Genuinam Collectionem Veterum Canonum Ecclesiae Hispanae. A Divo Isidoro." They were all clearly issued separately and have been here gathered together with a general title-page. This volume contains a long folding sheet with eight engravings (this plate was lacking in the Breslauer set). This copy also contains in Vol. IV the 47-page price-list and 4-page schedule of the 1809 Paris sale. Very good set and rare. Old stamp of the Jesuit École Sainte Geneviéve on titles. In excess of 6500 lots are listed. Vol. III contains some worming throughout, ranging from a trench at the beginning to two small holes to two trenches at the end, with loss of some letters. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, II, pp. 351-52-(1803 ed.)-"The superb collection here described includes works referring to every branch of human knowledge, besides many precious manuscripts. There are described a large number of incunabula." Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 595-"Réunion assez importante d'ouvrages curieux et d'éditions anciennes et rares." Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 25-"This very accurate catalogue has a full author index and contains incidentally eighty-five catalogues of private libraries (rather few of them are Spanish)." .

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        Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture, Collected From Various Manuscripts, In The Possession Of The Different Nobleman And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Written; The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Respective Arts

      London: T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. First edition. leather_bound. Modern, sympathetic full brown calf decorated in blind. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 222 [2] pages. 35 x 29.5. Stipple engraved portrait of Repton, twenty-seven engraved plates [12 hand-colored, 3 tinted, 12 with overslips, one colored folding and one double page]. Numerous engraved aquatint vignettes, one hand-colored, two with overslips. After trying and failing in a multitude of business endeavors, Repton launched himself as a "landscape gardener," a term he coined himself. After Capability Brown's death Repton filled the void in garden design, more as a consultant, charging for his Red Book designs, but allowing clients to arrange actual execution, This work is considered his classic. ABBEY SCENERY 390. TOOLEY 399. Plate offsetting, modest toning, one overslip rehinged, 19th century ownership ink signature on title, original endpapers laid-down.

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

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

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        Studies of Chess: containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess

      London. Samuel Bagster. 1803. Handsomely bound in full period Tree Calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Red morocco,gilt title label. 8vo. 5.25"x8.5 The First Edition. Illustrated with a copperplate engraved Frontis of a chessboard and pieces. Rare First Edition of this early collection of writings on Chess and according to Hooper and Whyld (318) its chief merit is that it contains the whole of Philidor.The book also includes Sir William James's poem 'Caissa' while the introductory portion is from Peter Pratt's Theory of Chess. & & François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795), was regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was a standard chess manual for at least a century,and is regarded as the most influential book on the modern game. A well-known opening and checkmate method are both named after him.& & & & & Small repaired chip to headpiece. Some very sporadic offset, else a remarkably crisp and bright Fine copy of the exquisitely rare First Edition.

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        Attempts at Humour, Poetical and Physiognomical

      London: For the author, by B. Crosby and Co., sold by Chappel and Roberts, 1803. First Edition. Wraps, with Slipcase. Very Good. 4to. 27 pp. With eight hand-colored caricature plates. Scarce, with only five copies turning up on OCLC. The caricatures vividly capture expression, and it is this that jumps off the pages. Otherwise, they are somewhat crude and broad, even compared to other work by Woodward. But the verse was also presumably by Woodward, and reading the comic poems alongside will intensify the appreciation of the illustrations, which are vivid and sheer fun, if anything. Light foxing scattered, mostly on tissue guards. Wear to slipcase, which remains structurally sound.

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        ALCIPHRON OR THE MINUTE PHILOSOPHER IN SEVEN DIALOGUES

      New Haven: Increase Cooke & Co, 1803. First American Edition from the Fourth London Edition. Hardcover. The First American Philosophical Work,Owned in 1805 at Yale by a Subsequently Noted MD. 213 x 130 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8"). xiii, [i], 15-388 pp. (Without the leaf of ads at the end). First American Edition from the Fourth London Edition. An original American binding of sheepskin, flat spine divided into panels by gilt rules, original red morocco label. Front free endpaper and title page with ink ownership inscription of "William Tully . . . Yale College 1805" (see below). Jessop 16h. Front joint cracked (with just a slight give to the board), leather at corners worn through, covers with a handful of short scratches and a bit of minor soiling, faint offsetting throughout the text, but an excellent example of an early American sheep binding, completely unsophisticated, the text fresh and clean, and generally in a very much finer state of preservation than is typical of such volumes from this period. This is an excellent unsophisticated copy in its original American binding--with particularly interesting provenance--of the first printing in America of the first major work of philosophy written on American soil (even if by an Englishman). Written during a restful sojourn in Newport, Rhode Island, and first published by Berkeley (1685-1753) in 1732, the work has as its chief aim the defense of religion, especially the established Church of England, against the attacks and objections of atheists and "free-thinkers," nicknamed "minute philosophers." ("Alciphron" is the name of the chief exponent of "free-thinking" in the dialogues.) The book takes the form of seven colloquies, examining, in turn, the nature of the "free-thinkers," the heart of their charges against the established church, the nature of morality, arguments pertaining to the existence of God, contemporary Christian practice, the usefulness of scripture, and the apparent contradiction between faith and reason. Keynes tells us, "Luce places Alciphron with Joseph Butler's 'Analogy,' 1736, as the only comparable book on Christian apologetics in the eighteenth century." Our volume has three important connections with Yale. Timothy Dwight, author of the foreword, was the grandson of Jonathan Edwards and the former holder of the scholarship Berkeley established at Yale. More important, our former owner, William Tully (1785-1859) graduated from Yale College in 1806 and later taught there. Tully studied medicine with a local preceptor, entered Dartmouth Medical College in 1808, and two years later received a license to practice from the Connecticut Medical Society. His research and writings on plant-based sources of medication led to his appointment as professor of materia medica (pharmacology) and therapeutics at both the Vermont Medical Academy and Yale, a demanding position which he satisified by alternating terms between the two schools. Tully was brilliant but had a difficult personality, as reflected in his eventual resignation from Yale in 1842 after student complaints about his teaching (which had devolved to the point where he simply read aloud from a textbook). This dismissal allowed him to return to the research he preferred, and he published a 1,500-page compendium on pharmocology entitled "Materia Medica" in 1857-58, a significant contribution to the field. ANB says that "Tully contributed to the advance of American medicine in two ways. He helped to train hundreds of young physicians by increasing their awareness of the medicinal value of plants and herbs. He also contributed to the eventual discontinuation of bloodletting and calomel as standard medical practice.".

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        MANUSCRITO ÁRABE – MUHAMMAD, ALCORÃO – SÉC. XVIII.

      - S/L. S/D. [final do século XVIII da E. C.]. In 8º (de 16x11 cm) com cerca 600 pags. Encadernação inteira de pele ao estilo islâmico (com dobra dianteira) e super-libris em ambas as pastas com elementos de decoração vegetalista. Manuscrito a tinta negra (com divisões dos versículos pontuados em dourado e vermelho) e texto dentro de tarja com filete dourado. Apresenta frontispício e folha de rosto iluminadas com cercaduras vegetalistas dentro de carcelas douradas. Manuscrito em caligrafia arábica clássica, diminuta, bela e muitio regular. Manuscrito apresenta título de posse, na folha de guarda final, datado do ano de 1217 da Égira (1803 da Era Cristã) pelo que este ms. deverá ser anterior. [EN] Binding: full calf with front fold of skin(in Islamic style) blind tooled in both folders with floral elements. Handwritten in black ink (with divisions of verses punctuated in gold and red) and text within golden frames. Displays a beautiful title page and frontispiece illuminated with gilt abstract and floral elements. Manuscript in classical Arabic language - complete Holy Koran – in a miniature calligraphy, regular and beautiful. Undated: possibly from the second half of the 17h Century of the Christian Era; with ownership signature dating from the year 1217 Égira (1803 of the Christian Era), so this manuscript must be earlier. Location/localizacao: raros

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        A Topographical Map of the County of Norfolk, Reduced to a Scale of Two Statute Miles to One Inch, from the Large Map in Six Sheets

      London: W. Faden, August 12th, 1803. . Map dimensions 58 x 89.5 cm, overall dimensions 60 x 91.5 cm. An attractive folding map of the county with original outline colour showing the county divided into hundreds. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original marbled paper slipcase with the publisher’s printed title label to the upper board and his address label to one of the folded end sections on the map verso. Some light wear and fading to the edges of the case, a very good example overall.

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        Cession of the District of Matavai in the Island of Otaheite, to Captain James Wilson for the use of the Missionaries sent thither by that Society in the Ship Duff is Most Respectfully Dedicated, by their most obedient servants Willm Jeffrys and Co

      London:. 1803.. The title is preceded by the phrase "To the Treasurer and Directors of the London Missionary Society, this print representing the Cession..." Black & white mezzotint, as issued. 29 1/2" by 23" with sml. margins. Includes the engraved title. London, January 1st, 1803. For the Benefit of the Missionary Society. A large separately-issued mezzotint by Bartolozzi after the original oil painting by Smirke which is held by the National Library of Australia. Laid down on linen, which nicely stabilizes some slight creases & small marginal tears, two of which affect the caption, one barely into the plate. One sml. hole repaired. Overall, the picture is very bright, with warm glowing shades of gray nuancing the gathering of missionaries. England was enamored with Omai, the first Polynesian native to visit London, who accompanied Capt. James Cook after his 2nd voyage. He was seen as a living example of the "noble savage". However, Omai returned to the South Pacific in 1776 without being converted to Christianity, which was seen as a missed opportunity. To rectify that situation, the London Missionary Society was established, and in 1796, the ship Duff was dispatched with a group of 18 missionaries to Tahiti, under the command of Captain James Wilson. Wilson is seen in the foreground holding his hat, facing Chief Pomare. The Queen is held in the air on the shoulders of natives. At least 24 Tahitians & 17 Europeans are pictured on Matavai Bay. Nan Kivell & Spence, p. 324, National Library of Australia website. A very scarce print.

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

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books, With the Last

      1803. Blackstone's Commentaries, Eller 26 Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Christian, Sir Edward [d. 1823], Editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. With the Last Corrections of the Author: And with Notes and Additions. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, table of consanguinity, folding table of descents. Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, some minor scuffs and stains to boards, a few joints and hinges cracked or starting, offsetting to margins, light toning to text. Early owner inscription to each front pastedown, interiors otherwise clean. A handsome set. * Fourteenth edition. Paging irregular, following Blackstone's paging in margin. "Since the publication of the thirteenth edition, 1800, Christian had become Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely, and the Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. These titles appear on title pages of this fourteenth edition, in which his notes are printed as footnotes": Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 26.

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        Jerusalem Delivered; an Heroic Poem

      London: Thomas Bensley, 1803. Two quarto volumes. (xlviii), (340); (ii), (336), (44)pp. Eighth edition. Frontispiece portrait of Tasso by E. C. Knight, together with thirteen fine line engravings after watercolor paintings by Samuel Shelley. Modeled on the work of Homer and Virgil, Tasso's sixteenth-century poem is the mostly fictional story of the First Crusade, when Christian forces from Europe captured the city of Jerusalem, which had been under Muslim control. Inserted with the thirteen engravings are Samuel Shelley's original watercolors, after which the engravings were exectued, along with two additional watercolors that were not used in the publication. One of the founders of Britain's Royal Watercolour Society -- a group that helped to establish watercolour as a serious art form beyond its illustrative or commercial purposes -- Shelley was a leading miniaturist of the nineteenth century who was often compared to his famed eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Cosway. Noted for his masterly compositions and coloring, the beauty of which are plainly evident in this unique copy, his works are represented in a number of major American and European art institutions, including the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, as well as Tate Britain and the Royal Academy of Arts. Although of larger scale than his miniatures, Shelley's watercolors for Jerusalem Delivered nevertheless display the same compositional and tonal qualities that the artist achieved in his smaller works. Both volumes of this set are bound in nineteenth-century green morocco, triple ruled in gilt on both panels, edges, and turn-ins, and with spine hubs decorated in gilt. The book has a notable provenance as well, having belonged to Grolier Club founder Robert Hoe and bearing his leather book label on the inside front cover, as well as the book label of Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, the second Baronet of Broomhill, Turnbridge Wells. Housed in quarter morocco pull-off cases by Rivière. A.e.g. Occasional light foxing to margins and versos of engravings, else a fine copy of this major work of Italian epic poetry.&

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: together with the Apocrypha: translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised... to which are added, an index; an alphabetical table of all the names in the old and new testaments, with their significations; and tables of scripture weights, measures and coins, also Brown's concordance, embellished with a map of Palestine, and nine historical engravings

      Charlestown, MA: Samuel Etheridge. 1803. Hardcover. Good+. 1803. Hardcover, large 4to., full calf binding, with 5 raised bands and red morocco and gilt title label on spine, marbled endpapers. 9 engraved plates of biblical scenes (Cain and Able, Solomon, David, Good Samaritan, etc...) and a fold-out map of Jesus' travels through Palestine. Shallow loss and wear to the leather at the corners and spine ends. Outer hinges rubbed with some cracking, but the boards and inner hinges are secure and intact. Contents faded; occasional foxing to contents. Plates have lightened a bit. After the end of the NT and before the index, there is a 4 page Family Record section that has been filled out with the births and marriages of the Smith family, the first record noting George Smith, 1813. An attractive, illustrated old bible.

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