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        The City of New York in the State of New York, North America

      Springland, near Bristol, PA: published by William Birch [and] William H. Morgan, 100 Arch Street, [Philadelphia],"1st January 1803" [but circa 1820]. Ccpper engraving, handcoloured, expert repaired tears and restoration to blank margin. Sheet size: 21 7/8 x 28 5/8 inches. A fine example of the third state of "the Birch View with the Picnic Party". "This rendering of New York from across the East River is a companion to William Birch's view of Philadelphia ... and was issued by the artist to arouse interest in a projected series of views of New York, which never appeared. Birch explains in his unpublished autobiography ... that he visited New York frequently in his endeavor to prepare an iconography of the city ... 'I took many turns to New York where I met with friendly reception and politeness. I had nearly completed a sett of drawings of that city which I meant to publish as a companion Vollum to the Philadelphia; but found profits of the undertaking was not equal to the expence of travelling and the support of my family.' 'The Drawing of New- York,' wrote Birch in the promotional literature for the view, 'is from the opposite shore of the Sound, as it appears from a great eminence, forming a chaste and grand subject, very similar to the choice of subject made use of by the celebrated Salvator Rosa; the Bay is seen, and the opposite bank of the North River over the busy town at sunset, contrasting in the foreground with the quiet grazing of a horse under the wreck of an ancient tree, upon a sequestered lawn on Long-Island.' The description was included in a prospectus for the first edition of Birch's Philadelphia views. In the second state of the engraving, a picnic party was substituted for the white horse, and other changes were made ... [The present example is from the third state], similar to the second, but with the imprint of William H. Morgan ... in this form the plate was reissued about 1820." (Deak). The view shows a family enjoying a picnic on Brooklyn Heights at a place that gives a nice panoramic view of Manhattan from the southeast and which shows all the major buildings of the City in 1802, the date depicted, beginning with the south end of the Battery on the left. Visible through the masts of the ship on the river is the steeple of Trinity Church (at the west end of Wall Street). Farther to the right are St. Paul's, St. George's, the Dutch Reformed Church and numerous other prominent features. Cf. Deak Picturing America 245; cf. Pyne Collection (1912) 29; Stauffer 2884; cf. Stokes I, plate 77 and pp.468-469

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      London: Printed By J. S. Hollis, Romsey; S. Woolmer for J White. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1803-1808. First Edition (?). Hardcover. Mollusks; 4to 11" - 13" tall; TESTACEA BRITANNICA; OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH SHELLS, MARINE, LAND, AND FRESH-WATER, INCLUDING THE MOST MINUTE: SYSTEMATICALLY ARRANGED AND EMBELLISHED WITH FIGURES [ct in 3 vols color plates]. This includes the often missing 3rd supplementary volume pubished in 1808. Includes two color frontis plates with foxing. Vol I contents clean. Vols II and II with marginal upper right corner stains well away from any text or plate designs. Colors bright. Bound in full calf leather with vol III sympathetically rebound in full calf. Front cover detached on Vol II. More than 200 hand colored illustrations. Laid in contemproary scholarly notes on sheets of foolscap. Armorial bookplates of TE Royers. Vol I- two laid in sheets of notes, xxxvii, [2], 291 [1] errata bound in; Vol II- [4], 293-606, 16 sheets of colored plates 3 tipped in sheets of notes; Vol III- iv, 1-182, plates 14pp paginated XVI-XXX, 183, errata, ipp notes pencile on end paper. Marine, Land, And Fresh-Water shells. Collated complete with all 30 hand-coloured copper engraved plates and three engraved titles. .

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      New Orleans. September 30, 1803 [i.e. 7 Vendémiaire, an 12].. [3]pp. letter on a folded folio sheet, with engraved scene entitled "Republique Francaise" at the top of the first page. Addressed in manuscript on the fourth page: "au General en chef Rochambeau, Capitaine General de l'Ile St. Domingue." One-inch tear in center vertical fold (with some small tape repairs), where wax seal had been affixed, not affecting any text. Very good. An excellent letter from the French Colonial Prefect of Louisiana, informing the French general in charge of suppressing the slave uprising in Haiti that he has few supplies to send him, and also transmitting information of the impending transfer of Louisiana Territory to the United States. Laussat's letter to Rochambeau, informing him that he has little in the way of supplies to send and that Louisiana will soon be given to the United States, is a prime example of the United States finding advantage in Europe's distress. The Louisiana Purchase Treaty had been signed on April 30, 1803, and though rumors of the transaction were rampant, official news of the transfer circulated slowly throughout French political and military circles. At the time the letter was written, the impending transaction was still a state secret; the treaty would not be ratified by the U.S. Senate until the next week. The sale was partially motivated by circumstances in Haiti, where France was losing the struggle to put down the independence movement. The fight against the Haitians was costing the lives of thousands of French soldiers and putting a strain on the treasury. The resumption of European hostilities meant that the Royal Navy could cut off any supplies from Europe, and Napoleon had decided to abandon his American strategy. Within three months of this letter Louisiana would belong to the United States and Rochambeau would surrender his forces in Haiti to the British rather than be massacred by the insurgents. Pierre Clément de Laussat, the last French Colonial Prefect of Louisiana, arrived there in late March 1803, just a month before the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. This letter, on his official letterhead (with the seal of the French Republic and the engraved text, "Marine. Colonie. Louisiane."), is written to the French general in command of Saint Domingue (Haiti), Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, the Vicomte de Rochambeau (son of the Comte de Rochambeau, who led French forces in the American Revolution). Rochambeau had been made commander of French forces following the death of General Leclerc in 1802. He initiated brutal tactics against the Haitians, which only served to unite the island's blacks, mulattos, and mestizos against the French. The British navy had curtailed supplies to Haiti from France, and Rochambeau turned to Laussat for supplies to feed his troops. Laussat writes (in translation from the French): "I've learned with a great deal of probability of the cession of Louisiana to the United States, but up until now I have neither orders, nor instructions, nor official advice of any kind. If the cutter could have been loaded with flour, as proposed...I would have taken upon myself to send you some....In the event that the Government authorizes me to use my resources to assist you, I would try at once to combine the liveliest and most eager zeal with the necessary prudence; these resources, I must tell you, General, are fewer than you would think." Laussat also criticizes the actions of the captain of the French cutter that had come to New Orleans to receive the supplies. Dramatic events would take place in Louisiana and Haiti over the next few weeks. On November 18, 1803 the French army under Rochambeau was devastated by Haitian forces at the Battle of Vertieres, and proclaimed its independence shortly thereafter. Laussat had been hearing rumors since his arrival of a potential sale of Louisiana to the Americans, and those rumors were officially confirmed to him in August. On December 20, 1803 he presided over the ceremony officially transferring Louisiana Territory to the United States. This letter from Laussat, sent less than three months before he officially transferred Louisiana to American control and less than two months before France's ultimate defeat in Haiti, is a remarkable document. It ably demonstrates the shifting balance of power in North America as the United States more than doubled its size, and France lost control of its colonies in the Caribbean.

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        The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy …

      London: for H. D. Symonds,, 1803. Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which are added, Newton's System of the World; a short Comment on, and Defence of, the Principia, by W. Emerson. With The Laws of the Moon's Motion According to Gravity. By John Machin. A new Edition, (With the Life of the Author; and a Portrait, taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich) carefully revised and corrected by W[illiam]. Davis. 3 volumes, octavo (207 × 126 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spines gilt in compartments with neoclassical motifs, double red morocco labels, red edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 54 folding engraved plates, 2 folding letterpress tables, diagrams and letterpress tables in the text. Bookplates of Downside Abbey to pastedowns and inoffensive circular inkstamps of same to titles. Skilful repair to headcaps and joints, spines rubbed, one or two small stains or marks, but generally a very good clean copy. First complete edition in English of the Principia, the second overall. Motte's English translation, published in 1729, was the first, and for nearly three centuries, the only English translation. This second edition was revised and completed by the London mathematician and publisher William Davis (1771/2–1807). Motte's edition only covers the first two-thirds of Newton's text; this is the first translation of the entire text into English. Apart from the reissue of this edition in 1819, no further edition was published until the "modernized" version by the University of California Press in 1934. No entirely new translation was made until 1999.

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        [K 428, 458, 421, 465, 387 and 464]. [The Haydn Quartets]. Trois [Six] Quatuors Concertants pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse Composés & Dédiés à Monsieur J. Haydn... Oeuvre XE. (Livre [1-2]) Gravés par Richomme. [Parts]

      Paris: Pleyel [PNs] 354, 355. [ca. 1803]. Folio. Uncut. Engraved throughout.& & Violin I: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 14- 31; 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 32-53 pp. & Violin II: [i] (title), 12-27; [28] (title), [29] (blank), 30-47 pp. & Viola: [i] (title), 10-25; [i] (title), 26-43 pp. & Viioloncello: [i] (title), 10-21; [i] (title), 22-37 pp. & & First violin part unbound and with remnants of sewing thread and binder's holes to inner margins. Minor foxing. . Rare early editon of the Haydn Quartets. RISM M6139 and MM6139 (4 copies of both books; one copy only in the U.S., at Berkeley).

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        On the State of Europe before and after the French Revolution; Being an Answer to L'État De La France à La Fin De L'An VIII. [Of Count A. M. Blanc De Lanautte] ... Translated from the German by J. C. Herries

      London : Printed For J. Hatchard, 1803. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : cxxiv, 397 p ; 21 cm. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Notes: Translation of: Von dem politischen Zustande von Europa vor und nach der Franzosischen Revoluzion. Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 18621.9. Bookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley. Full, contemporary polished tree calf. Gilt cross-bands with a contrasting Morocco label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional biblio detail on request.

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        BIBLIA PAUPERUM - APOCALYSIS Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition

      Edition Libri Illustri Gmbh. New. Hardcover. <p>The Weimar Edition.  Facsimile 2007th 33 x 51 cm, 72 pages, including 44 pages with gold facsimile printing, bound in Cabraleder gold embossed slipcase.  Edition: 980 limited and numbered copies </p> <p>The Weimar manuscripts.  Facsimile, Leipzig 2007th With commentary by Reiner Behrends, Konrad Kratzsch and Heinz Mettke.  Under "Biblia pauperum" we understand a writing of the Middle Ages, which is to be determined by the Christian typologically.  About eighty manuscripts Biblia pauperum remain.  They originated exclusively in the German language and are distinguished by their age, the number of image groups, the order of these groups of images and Schreibeigentümlichkeiten.  The Weimar manuscript contains - an exception among the known copies - depictions of the apocalypse.  On the Apocalypse fol. 1r bezüglichder provenance of this tip, that they come from the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter and Paul in Erfurt. </p> <p>In 1803, the secularization of the monastery and 1809 has the ducal library in Weimar acquired include this here in facsimile present manuscript.  "The parchment manuscript surprised by her folio format of 48 x 33 cm, which is unusual for a copy of the Biblia pauperum and by the abundance of the spring drawn and colored watercolor illustrations, amongst which are the images of the visions of the Apocalypse interest an extraordinary capable of arousing.  When considering the Apocalypse illustrations notices immediately that she did not like the illustrations for Biblia pauperum from small, highly agitated and sometimes confusing acting images exist that contain a lot of details, but that it is generous, renouncing to detail drawings.  Their strong effect the color has a significant share.  Blue and green dominate, added bright and iridescent colors, for example, violet and rich use of gold leaf.  The illustrations of the Weimar manuscript emerged in all detectable differences from a workshop.  They come from two signatories, was artistically more important to them by the Creator of the Apocalypse illustrations.  The leaves have emerged in the second quarter of the 14thCentury, probably between 1340 and 1350. The place of origin of the Scriptorium Benedictine monastery of St. Peter and Paul in Erfurt was probably made .... With the facsimile of the illustrations of the Apocalypse, we draw attention to an important example of Gothic German draftsmanship.  The viewer is the typical contemporary train> to artistic anonymity <auch entdecken, in this manuscript and it is the intention of its creators not bemerken, highlight their> character but to work within the meaning of the workshop tradition ... Once again embraced the monastic scriptorium and the next now her standing Civil workshop creative powers ... <you step back> behind binding, parent organizations, the office and workshop and behind the preserved in these traditions <[A.  Bar]. " </p> .

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        An account of the island of Ceylon, containing its history, geography, natural history, with the manners and customs of its various inhabitants; to which is added, the journal of an embassy to the court of Candy

      London: C.R. Baldwin, 1803. FIRST EDITION Beautifully rebound in 3/4 calf, gilt lettering raised bands and marbled boards. A clean copy with only slight foxing to maps, no marks. 4 folding maps including large map of Ceylon by Arrowsmith with route in red, other maps are of Columbo, Trincomalay Harbour, chart of Pearl Fishery in the Gulf of Manaar.. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Special-Carte von zwey Aemter Cloppenburg und Vechte des Niederstifts-Münster, so Sr. Hochfürstlichen Durchlauchten dem Herzog von Oldenburg, nach Ausgleichung des Deutschen Reichs, zugefallen." Manuskript-Karte der Ämter Cloppenburg und Vechta

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung von C. Wilckens (Wilkens), Kur-Hannoverischer Ingenieur-Lieutenant um 1803. 66.5x44.5 cm. - Die Karte zeigt die Ämter Cloppenburg und Vechta mit dem Saterland zwischen Barßel, Edewecht, Ahlhorn, Visbek, Barnstorf, Diepholz, Dümmer, Lemförde, Vörden, Badbergen, Quakenbrück, Menslage, Werlte und Esterwegen. Topographisch erfasst sind die Städte, Ortschaften und Dörfer als kleine Grundrisse, das Straßen- und Wegenetz, Flüsse mit Übergängen, Gewässer, Amtshäuser, Ziegeleien, Windmühlen und die Ämtergrenzen. Moorgebiete sind durch leicht bräunliche Farbgebung, Erhebungen in Grau dargestellt. In den Ortschaften sind die Häuser klein grundrissartig eingezeichnet, die Städte und Dörfer oft mit Angabe der Anzahl der Häuser; diese Angabe war wichtig für die steuerliche Erfassung, für Einquatierungen und Requirierungen. Unten links der Maßstab in "2. Deutsche Meilen" und Calenberger Ruthen, oben rechts Kompassnadel.Durch die Bestimmungen des Reichsdeputations-Hauptschlusses von 1803, zu denen die Abschaffung der Weserzölle gehörten, erhielt das Herzogtum Oldenburg als Entschädigung für den Weserzoll zu Elsfleth die Ämter Cloppenburg und Vechta, das Oldenburger Münsterland. Die Herrschaftsverhältnisse für die beiden Kondominate Damme und Goldenstedt wurden erst durch die Schlussakte des Wiener Kongresses geklärt und kamen 1817 an Oldenburg. Im Kartenbild wird das Kondomniat Damme durch farbige Grenzziehung und schriftliche Bezeichnung sowohl Oldenburg und als auch Osnabrück, das Gebiet Goldenstedt ebenso Oldenburg und Diepholz zugeordnet. Gezeichnet wurde die Karte durch C. Wilcken (Wilken), der sich durch seine bereits 1796 im Druck erschienene Karte des Niederstiftes Münster für diese Aufgabe empfahl. Er war kurhannoverischer Ingenieur-Lieutenant; für die Ausbildung der Ingenieure war in der Armee Hannovers eigens eine Schule gegründet worden, die dort ausgebildeten Ingenieure waren auch in anderen Ländern hoch angesehen. In Oldenburg wurden, als Herzog Peter Ludwig Friedrich 1803 ein "Vermessungs-Comptoir" einrichten ließ, Ingenieure aus Kur-Hannover eingestellt. Sehr sorgfältig in Tusche und Tinte gezeichnetes Unikat. Dekorative Karte in reizvoller Farbgebung, die Beschriftung ist einheitlich ausgerichtet und kalligraphisch schön und sauber gearbeitet. 2 kl. braune Flecke am unteren Rand des Titels, 2 weitere im Papierrand oben außerhalb des Kartenbildes. Mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit wurde dieses außergewöhnliche und wohl einzigartige Stück von Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, dem an einer genauen Kartierung der neuen Besitzungen gelegen war, in Auftrag gegeben. Provenienz: es stammt aus der Großherzoglich Oldenburgischen Privatbibliothek und trägt unten rechts den Besitzstempel »P«, bekrönt (Erzherzog Nikolaus Friedrich Peter); kam 1912 durch Verkauf der Bibliothek an Antiquariat Schöningh, Osnabrück; danach Verkauf an eine Osnabrücker Privatsammlung.

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population;

      London: for J. Johnson, by T. Bensley,, 1803. or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. A new edition, very much enlarged. Large quarto (265 × 200 mm). Contemporary russia, neatly rebacked to style, boards with thick-and-thin gilt rule enclosing decorative blind roll, marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate of Maitland of Aucblane; gilt supralibros of William Douglas surmounted with initials A.E.P. to front cover. One corner lightly bumped, inner hinges skilfully restored, light scattered foxing to outer leaves and occasionally elsewhere, a few early pencilled marginalia, a very good, tall copy, preserving a few uncut lower deckle edges. The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten and re-titled as to be a new book. The most significant change in Malthus&#39;s writing was the softening of his harsh conclusion in the first Essay that all checks to population must involve either misery or vice. The Great Quarto Essay proposes that prudential restraint should, if humanly possible, be "moral restraint" &#150; that is, delayed marriage accompanied by strictly moral pre-marital behaviour (although Malthus admitted that moral restraint would not be easy and that there would be occasional failures). Bound at the end of this copy is the Reply to the chief objections which have been urged against the Essay on the Principle of Population. Published in an appendix to the third edition. London: for J. Johnson, by T. Bensley, 1806.

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        MEMOIRE SUR LA COLONIE DE TOBAGO. EN 1803. AN XI [manuscript title]

      [Np, but probably Tobago]. 1803.. [68]pp. plus two folding manuscript plans. Approximately 14,500 words. Folio. Folded sheets, stitched together; stitching loose, some sheets loosely laid in. Spine chipped. Titlepage lightly soiled, some small chips and tears around the edges. Some light soiling and dampstaining to outer leaves, else clean and bright. Written on the right half of each page, with some additional notes or corrections on the left. Near fine. An important document, in French, detailing the functions of the island of Tobago, written by Louis-Maurice Le Rat De Magnitot (1757-1823), colonial prefect of Tobago and Saint-Domingue. Tobago changed hands many times during the 18th century, and the island was briefly in French possession again in 1802-3 before being captured by the British in June of 1803. In this document Magnitot summarizes the situation of the newly reclaimed island. The first four sections of his MEMOIRE deal with military matters. In the first section, "Troupes," he lists seventy-seven men garrisoned on Tobago, noting that the garrison is a varied blend of men. He includes details on discipline, causes of sickness and mortality among the men, and uniforms. The second section, "Artillerie," provides details of the number of guns and munitions at Tobago. The third section, "Fortifications," includes two plans of Man of War Bay, complete with soundings, observations, and important locations marked. This is followed by a section entitled "Marine," in which he details the condition of the ports and harbors. In the next four sections Magnitot gives details about the civil operations of the island: Laws, Police, Agriculture, and Commerce. The section on the law is very detailed, giving the organization of the courts, civil and criminal. The section on police is perhaps the most interesting, in which he gives not only information on keeping the public peace, but also on the public itself. Magnitot delineates, in several separate points, policing among the black populace, the conduct of masters toward slaves, and the condition of roads and the means of their maintenance. In the last of these points, he gives numbers on both the European and colored populace. The "population blanche" numbers no more than 600, while the "population noire" at the time of the assessment numbers 17,485. Breakdowns within each group are also given, dividing rural from urban and free from slave. In the seventh section, "Agriculture," Magnitot declares Tobago&#39;s agriculture to be flourishing. He lays out the reasons for that success before going into specific crop information detailing production of coffee, cotton, rum, and sugar. The final section, "Commerce," is the most extensive. It lays out details of Tobago&#39;s trade with France, reasons for variation on the flow of commerce, as well as discussing the cost of national trade versus trade with other nations. Clearly, the French administrators hoped Tobago would become a productive colony, but Napoleon&#39;s entire American strategy collapsed in 1803, with the loss of Saint-Domingue to the freed slaves, the sale of Louisiana, and the choking off of Caribbean commerce by the Royal Navy. First colonized by the Dutch in the early 17th century, over the next two hundred years Tobago changed hands thirty-three times among the Spanish, Dutch, English, and French, all of them rival colonists. In 1763, Tobago was ceded to Britain, captured by the French in 1781, and then recaptured by the British in 1793. In 1802, Trinidad was ceded to the British through the Treaty of Amiens, and Tobago returned to the French. Britain re- captured it in 1803 when the peace broke and the Napoleonic Wars resumed. At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1814, Britain gained formal possession of Tobago with the Treaty of Paris. A fascinating and detailed document illuminating this last brief period of French rule on the island of Tobago, a small part of Napoleon&#39;s strategy to build a French empire in America.

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        The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes Otherwise Called Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes

      York: T. Wilson & R. Spence, 1803. Brown leather with black leather label gilt on spine. Early edition (1st was 1765) with 32 plates by Bewick. The author of this book was thought to be Oliver Goldsmith but there is no proof. Also a candidate for authorship was the book&#39;s original publisher John Newbery. One of the most successful and popular books of it&#39;s day, reprinted many times, the early editions are hard to find.. Reprint. Leather. VG. Illus. by Thomas Bewick. 18 Mo.

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        Scenes of Infancy: Descriptive of Teviotdale. ALSO BOUND WITH: Village Scenes, the Progress of Agriculture and Other Poems

      London; and sold by Manners and Miller, and A. Con: James Ballantyne, 1803. FIRST EDITION. Period calf leather binding that has been recently professionally rebacked with compartmented gilt designs and new red morocco labels. Border of board is tooled and gilt. Marbled edges and marbled endpages. This is bound with another work: Village Scenes, The Progress of Agriculture and other Poems, by T. Bachelor, London: Parnassus Press; for Vernor & Hood, 1804. [10], 137. Overall in EXCELLENT condition. A good gift.. First Edition. Full Calf Leather. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Notes on the State of Virginia with an Appendix Relative to the Murder of Logan&#39;s Family

      hardcover, leather-bound. Very Good. (AM) Trenton: Wilson & Blackwell, July 12, 1803, belive this is the third or fourth printing with some revisions to each printing. Small tightly bound 8vo, 363pp. More scans are available. Leather binding is partially cracking in front, but back is still tight. The head of the spine is scuffed and chipped somewhat. Tips are lightly bumped. There is a scar about the size of a thumb print on the front cover that has worn through the leather to the boards. Pages are tanning and there is light foxing throughout. The spine is faded and scuffed and the spine label is faded. There is a fold out map in excellent shape mid-book. All in all it is in very nice condition for age. This is Jefferson&#39;s book on the state of the State of Virginia in 1781. Inscription by Joseph Wright, Philadelphia, Feb, 11, 1807. This gentleman may have been the son of one of the engravers at the Philadelphia mint. The Joseph Wright we found was an engraver in Philadelphia, but died before this edition was published.

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      Trenton: Printed By Wilson & Blackwell, July 12, 1803. Very Good+. 1803. Hardcover. Black pebbled faux leather cover (20th century binding) is pristine. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean with very minimal foxing and in overall very good condition. The pages are original 1803 printing and apparently recently rebound. .

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        A Chronological History of the Discoveries

      London,, 1803.. Five volumes, quarto, with 28 engraved maps (18 of them folding), 13 plates and six text woodcuts; several ink notes including six signed "PPK", a long series of pencil notes and annotations (full listing available); some slight spotting and staining but in generally good internal condition, in old dark quarter calf with marbled boards; a good sound set. First edition of 'the most important general history of early South Sea discoveries containing practically everything of importance on the subject' (Hill); Burney's great compilation 'must always form the basis of historical research for early voyages and discoveries throughout the Pacific' (Hocken). The collection covers more than 250 years of Pacific exploration prior to that of Cook, including Spanish, Dutch, French and English voyages, with a general 'History of the Buccaneers of America', and concludes with Bougainville's voyage to Tahiti.Burney, who sailed with Cook as lieutenant during the last two voyages, received encouragement from Sir Joseph Banks (to whom the work is dedicated) and enjoyed free access both to Banks's magnificent library of books and manuscripts, and to Dalrymple's collection of scarcer Spanish books. Whenever possible, he relied on manuscript accounts, generally comparing them with printed narratives for purposes of style. The collection contains much that is nowhere else accessible, and will always remain one of the chief authorities for the history of the geographical exploration and discovery of the Pacific.Burney himself explains (in volume 5) that 'the termination of this present work is adapted to the commencement of voyages in another collection [i.e. that of Hawkesworth], which with the addition of M. de Bougainville's voyage round the world, follow as an immediate sequel, without any chasm being left, to the Discoveries here related...'. This is therefore the essential precursor to the series of voyage publications, starting with Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, that began the new age of discovery.Remarkably, this was Phillip Parker King's own copy of this great voyage compendium, and has occasional but substantial pencil and ink notes throughout. Certainly the ink notes are by Phillip Parker King himself, as six are signed by him "PPK", including one which begins "we caught in the Adventure upwards of 1800lb weight of smelt...". Another of the signed notes discusses an officer on the Beagle, "Lieut. R.H. Shall", who died and was buried there during the visit to the Straits of Magellan. Indeed, the Straits of Magellan are the lodestone for the great bulk of the annotations, unsurprising given King's seminal surveys in the region.The series of pencil notes are more extensive, chiefly small corrections to the text based on experience. They include a few additions to three separate charts, notably some adjustments made to the chart of "Tierra del Fuego." The one lengthy note in pencil (see vol. V, pp. 41-2; illustrated), is signed "PS".King is known to have had a substantial and important voyage library, and Burney's compendium would have been a natural inclusion.Hill, 221; Hocken, pp. 30-34; O'Reilly-Reitman, 104.

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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l&#39;histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13 (complete)

      Paris, F. Dufart, An XI-XII (1803-1804). 13 parts in 13. 8vo, over 5,461 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 77 engraved, hand-coloured plates. Uniform contemporary (publisher&#39;s) grey boards with paper label on spine.* The complete ichthyology, in the rare hand-coloured edition, of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812), "membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes et littéraires". This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, also in very fine hand-colouring, and one large folded table of the ichthyological system. Uncut. Some faint dampstaining to, mainly, the inner corners of a few volumes, sometimes more extensively stained, especially on the text pages. The plates are generally clean, with bright colouring. In all a good, unmarked complete set. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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        Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England, The

      1803. A Fine Set of Bacon&#146;s WorksBACON, Francis. The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In Ten Volumes. London: Printed for J. Johnson&#133;by H. Bryer, 1803.Ten octavo volumes (9 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 231 x 136 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Fittler in Volume I.Bound (by Bickers?) for Blackwell (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in early twentieth-century maroon scored calf. Covers ruled in gilt, smooth spines ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled green. A near fine set.Comprising, Volume I: The Life of the Lord Chancellor Bacon, Of the Advancement of Learning, Sylva Sylvarum, or A Natural History in Ten Centuries (Centuries I-VIII); Volume II: Sylva Sylvarum (Centuries IX-X), Physiological Remains, Medical Remains, Medical Receipts, Works Moral, [and] Theological Works; Volume III: Works Political; Volume IV: Law Tracts [and] Maxims of the Law; Volume V: Writings Historical [and] Letters; Volume VI: Letters (continued) [and] Letters, Speeches, Charges, Advices, &c.&#133;Volume VII: Instauratio magna; Volume VIII: Instaurationis magna pars II, III and IV; Volume IX: Instaurationis magnae pars V, Opuscula philosophica, [and] Opera civilia et moralia; Volume X: Opera civilia et moralia (continued), De sapientia veterum, Meditationes sacrae, [and] Epistolae.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoria chirurgica sui piedi torti congeniti dei fanciulli e sulla maniera di correggere questa deformità. -

      Pavia, Comini, 1803.Small folio. Contemp. half vellum. With 5 engr. plates (4 folding): club-foot, anatomy and mechanical means for straightening it. 42 pp.; folds of a few plates lightly spotted. Rare first edition of this orthopaedical classic. Scarpa was the first to recognize the pathological anatomy of the clubfoot which gave him the clue to its cure, still valid today. Choulant 298. Waller 8539. Garrison & M. 4308. Norman 1900. Heirs of Hippocrates 1107: «Scarpa's extensive knowledge of anatomy is the basis for this first accurate description of congenital clubfoot». Rara prima edizione. Con 5 tavv. inc. in rame, 4 ripiegate. Piegature di alcune tavole ingiallite; buon esemplare marginoso rilegato in mezza pergamena coeva.

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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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        La Republique Italienne Divisee en Ses Departements?D'Olona, et D'Agona..

      Questa rarissima carta appartiene ad progetto di atlante, mai portato a compimento, della così denominata Società Calcografia, una semplice operazione commerciale tra i due editori leader del mercato veneto del XVIII secolo, Antonio Zatta e Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. Il termine Società Calcografica viene da noi dedotto dalla carta del mondo presente in questa raccolta, che nel cartiglio in basso reca l?iscrizione in lingua francese ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. Come detto il progetto non venne mai portato a compimento; nessun atlante contenente queste mappe, con indice e frontespizio, è infatti noto alle bibliografie. E? probabile pertanto che le carte venissero vendute singolarmente o in piccole raccolte personalizzate. Le mappe inserite nella raccolta derivano in parte da lastre di Paolo e Francesco Santini, usate da Remondini nel ?Atlas Universelle? del 1782/4 ed in parte da lastre edite da Antonio Zatta per il ?Nuovo Atlante? pubblicato nel 1796. Le mappe del Santini sono abilmente arricchite, tramite un sistema di piccole lastre mascherate che sono chiaramente visibili sulle mappe per il segno calcografico, da grandi cartigli nel classico stile dello Zatta, incisi dai suoi stretti collaboratori Pasquali, Zuliani e Pitteri. I cartigli spesso contengono le descrizioni storiche, e le mappe furono probabilmente realizzate per illustrare i notevoli cambiamenti geografici che subì la penisola durante il periodo napoleonico. Datate tra il 1795 ed il 1805 sono principalmente dedicate ad illustrare la penisola, sebbene esistano carte di molte regioni europee e dei continenti. La recente bibliografia Terre di Langobardia ne descrive alcune raffiguranti la Repubblica Cisalpina, descrivendole come parte del ?Atlas très Nouveau? del solo Remondini, edito a partire dal 1800. La nostra opinione è che i due editori collaborarono in questo progetto almeno fino alla morte di Antonio Zatta (1804), e che il progetto di un atlante completo non fu mai portato a termine anche per la morte di Giuseppe Antonio Remondini (1811). Personalmente sono a conoscenza di 61 carte di questo progetto. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata da mano coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has ever been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini?s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 ?Atlas Universelle?, and from the plates of Antonio Zatta?s ?Nuovo Atlante?, published in 1796. Santini?s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. The modern bibliography Terre di Langobardia describes some of the maps depicting the Repubblica Cisalpina, presenting them as part of Remondini?s ?Atlas très Nouveau?, which was printed starting from 1800. In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. I personally know 61 maps which were part of the project. Copper engraving, fine hand color, in excellent condition. Venezia Venice 515 690

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        Jérusalem Délivrée. Poëme, traduit de l'Italien. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée; enrichie de la Vite du Tasse; ornée de son portrait et de vingt belles gravures.

      A Paris, Chez Bossange, Masson & Besson, An XI - 1803. 1803 2 voll. in-8° (210x140mm), pp. LXXXVI, 353; (2), 354; bella legatura coeva in p. pelle bazzana marmorizzata con bordura ornamentale in oro lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi con ricchi decori ornamentali in oro, titolo e tomaison sempre in oro su doppio tassello rosso. Tagli dorati, unghie e labbri decorati in oro, sguardie in marmorizzatura azzurra. Segnacoli. Un ritratto del Tasso inciso su rame da Delvaux da disegno di Chasselas all'antiporta del primo vol. e complessive 20 tavv. su rame f.t., una in principio di ciascun canto proemiale, incise da vari artisti, tra cui Bonivet, Dambrun e Langlois, tutte da invenzione di Jean Jacques Le Barbier. Piccoli restauri a cuffie e cerniere. Qualche fioritura e arrossatura interna. Ottimo esemplare. Elegante edizione francese figurata del poema tassiano nella traduzione del Duca di Piacenza, Charles François Lebrun (1739-1824), uomo politico al servizio di Napoleone. Cohen-De Ricci, col. 978. Tassiana di Bergamo, 787. Guidi, p. 118. Brunet, V. 670: "Cette édition est plus belle et meilleure que la précédente". Quérard, IX, 350.

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        General Zoology or Systematic Natural History: PISCES.

      London, G. Kearsley, 1803-1804. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (212 x 132mm). pp. v, (2), 1- 192; xiii, (2),193-632; v, (2), 1- 250; vi, (2), 251-463, with 4 engraved sub-titles and 189 engraved plates of fishes. Contemporary red morocco, richlt gilt decorated spines, sides with gilt border, gilt edges (two hinges with old repair). The complete section on fishes of Shaw's 'General Zoology' published in 14 vols from 1800-26. Georg Shaw (1751-1813) was joint founder and vice-president of the Linnaean Society. The fine plates are by Mr. Heath. Provenance: Bookplates of W. Whitton and Revd. Daniel Winham. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) IV, 1911.

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America ... Conquest of Siberia ... Commerce Between Russia and China

      Cadell and Davies 1803 500 pp Octavo Illustrated with plates and maps, lacks one chart expertly rebacked, contemporary leather covered boards, all edges stained green The four maps , three folding, are interesting and details the voyages of Krenitzin and Levashef to the Fox Islands, as well as Synd?s and Shalaurof?s voyages; the frontispiece map is of Siberia Pastedowns a bit browned and strengthened over joints [Howes C 884. see Hill I, p. 71 for first edition]

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      SOC. CLASSICI ITALIANIEdito nel 1803 a Milano, 4 volumi in 8°, legatura in mezza pergamena, dorso a nervi con doppio tassello con titoli in oro, ritratto dell'A. all'antiporta. Pagg. 516, 526, 416, 312 + Vita di Dante Alighieri per messer Giovanni Boccaccio, pagg. 151. Buon esemplare.

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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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        Dissertazione intorno ad alcuni viaggiatori eruditi veneziani poco noti pubblicata nelle faustissime nozze del nobile uomo il signore conte Leonardo Manino con la nobile Donna Signora Foscarina Giovanelli da don Iacopo Morelli Regio consigliere di Sua Maestà I. R. A.

      IN VENEZIA: NELLA STAMPERIA DI ANTONIO ZATTA, 1803. 1803 In Venezia: nella Stamperia di Antonio Zatta, 1803. In-4 XIV([2) 90 (2) Antiporta inciso: calcografia con stemma araldico degli sposi sormontato da corona. Cartoncino marmorizzato d'epoca con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Bella carta forte, croccante e azzurrina. Opera interessante relativa alla vita dei viaggiatori veneziani; in particolare sono descritte le biografie di: Paolo Trevisan, Giovanni Bembo, Pellegrino Brocardi, Ambrogio Bembo, Giannantonio Soderini, Benedetto Dandolo, Buonaiuto Albani, Tommaso Gradenigo, Nicolò Brancaleone, Antonio Priuli, Carlo Maggi e Cecchino Martinello. Morelli Jacopo (1745-1819): erudito e letterato, sacerdote, bibliotecario alla Marciana. Nato e morto a Venezia.

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        Le Troubadour. Poésies Occitaniques du XIIIe Siècle traduites et publiées par Fabre d'Olivet [ 2 Tomes - Complet - édition originale ]

      Chez Henrichs, De l'Imprimerie de Valade 1803 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné (faisceaux), Chez Henrichs, De l'Imprimerie de Valade, An XI, 1803, (titres gravés : Henrichs, Renouard, Paris, An XII, 1804), 2 ff. n. ch. (titre gravé et titre), xi-lxviij-222 pp. et 1 f. (errata), 3 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre gravé et titre), 292 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Très rare et bel exemplaire de l'édition originale, en reliure d'époque (infimes frott. au dos). Caillet, 3787 Français

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        Digte. Kbhvn.: Fr. Brummer 1803.

      Med kobberstukket titelblad. (4) + 304 + (1) s. Ekspl. med stor margin. Samtidigt halvlæder af flammet kalv med forgyldte dekorationer. Første blade lidt plettede.. Det berømte eftertryk med trykfejlsliste

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        Das Erbtheil des Vaters

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

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        The General Apiarian (Isaac) & The Cottager's Manual for the Management of his Bees: 2nd Ed. (Huish);

      Exeter, Trewman, 1803. & London, Wetton & Jarvis, no date [1821].. HARDBACK, original full calf with gilt rules on covers and spine, gilt lettering on red spine label, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, pages: [i], iii-v, 5-128; The Cottager's Manual: [i], xvi, 17-104, 100mm x 170mm (4" x 6.75"), spine a little faded, corners and fore-edges a little rubbed, inner hinges cracked (but sound), some light spotting to end-pages and occasionally some others, offsetting of frontispiece. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library, British Bee Books No. 156. Rare

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        Danish Hussars charging the Enemy.

      Coloured aquatint. Engr. by I. Bluck after a drawing by C. Gessner. London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts 1803. 45,5 x 56 cn

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        The Works of Lawrence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.; A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; Sermons, - Letters, with A Life of the Author Written by Himself. Four Volume Set

      London Printed for J Johnson 1803. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather scuffed. Hinges a little weak, but binding tight. Some browning and offsetting within. Previous owner inscriptions to feps Reprint Leather cover 479pp.; 448pp.; 425pp.; 434pp :: Engraved frontis, and other engraved plates :: 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7")

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        Paterson's British Itinerary.

      London: Printed for the Proprietors, Bowles & Carver, 1803. Revised 2nd ed. 2 vols. bound in one. xxxv + 633pp. 340 + 45 strip maps and double page general map. A very fine copy bound in contemporary full calf. With the bookplate of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside.

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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 understandingâ?¦The Third Edition

      Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies.. 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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        Autograph letter handwritten and signed by Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1846)

      Manuscript Horse Guards [London]: Manuscript, 1803. One page manuscript letter written entirely in Clinton's hand and signed "WH Clinton." Dated November 15, 1803 and addressed to Lord Castlereagh (1769-1822), President of the India board of control from 1802 to 1806, concerning return of troops from India. British general during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as well as the First Miguelist War. English History, India, Military.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Les Pandectes Francaises ou Recueil complet de toutes les lois en vigueur contenant les Codes Civil, Criminel, de Commerce, Militaire ... avec des observations formant un traité substantiel et succinct de chaque matière; par J.B.D. et P.N.R.C.

      Paris, chez les auteurs - chez Perlet 1803/1809 22 volumi in mezza pelle coeva con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. I volumi 8 e 17 hanno una legatura in brochure allentata, gora lle ultime carte del volume ottavo. Raro insieme di codici napoleonici.

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        Abhandlung über die Entbindungskunst.

      Gross-Folio. 7 n.n. Bl., 216 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 2 Anfangsvignetten, 46 gestochenen Kupfertafeln und 21 Vignetten im Text. Halblederband um 1840 mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Waller 6594. - Hirsch-H. IV, 229. - Blake 307. - Garrison-M. 6161 (für Ausabe St. Petersburg 1791). - HOH 1161 (ebenfalls für Ausgabe 1791). - Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe von 1791 bei der nur das Titelblatt mit dem Verlag und Erscheinungsjahr verändert wurde, ansonsten identisch mit der Erstausgabe. Mohrenheim wurde Leibarzt von Katharina II, auf deren Befehl das Werk gedruckt wurde. Die Qualität der 46 Tafeln, die meist in Lebensgrösse gestochen sind, machen das Buch zu einem der berühmtesten Werke der Geburtshilfe des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Titelblatt angestaubt und mit alter Papierrestauratur am unteren Rand. Das erste nicht numerierte Blatt des Inhaltsverzeichnis mit Japanpapier geklebt. Marmorpapierbezug des Einbanddeckels verblasst. Ecken etwas bestossen.

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        Ordenanza General formada de Orden de su Magestad (Carlos IV) y mandada imprimir y publicar para el gobierno e instruccion de Intendentes Sublegados y demas empleados en Indias.

      4°. Titel, XXXVI S., 194 S., 98 n.n. S. Mit einer gestochenen Vignette. Neuer havannabrauner Halblederband mit grünem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Deckelfiletierung (D. Vera), in Schuber. Palau 202973. - Originalausgabe. - Von Carlos III in Auftrag gegeben, wurde die überarbeitete Gesetzessammlung zur Organisation der Administration in den überseeischen Kolonien Südamerikas und der Philippinen unter Carlos IV veröffentlicht. Ein verzweifelter Versuch, den bereits überall entstandenen Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen durch eine gemässigte Reform entgegen zu treten. Nach Jahrhunderten zentral geleiteter Verwaltung, erhielten die lokalen Vertreter der Krone mehr eigene Machtbefugnisse. Diese Bemühungen erfolgten eindeutig zu spät. Bereits 1809 erfolgte in Quito, mit der Gründung Ecuadors, die erste Loslösung einer spanischen Kolonie in Südamerika. 1824 blieben vom einst riesigen südamerikanischen Kolonialreich Spaniens nur noch Cuba und Puerto Rico überig. - Die ersten 10 Blatt des Textes mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. Im Schnitt mit kleinem Fleck, sonst sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. - Original edition. By appointment of King Carlos III, the revised legislation for the administrative organisation of the overseas colonies of South America and the Philippines was published under Carlos IV. Last desperate efforts to counter independence attempts with a moderate reform of the administration. After centuries of central rule, local representatives of the Crown received more authority to act. These efforts came too late. In 1809, the first declaration of independence from Spanish rule was signed in Quito, thus allowing the foundation of Ecuador. In 1824 from the huge Spanish colonial empire, only Cuba and Puerto Rico were still under Spanish rule. The first ten pages with water stains. Edge with small stain, otherwise a clean and wide margined copy.

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

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

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        Thoughts on Religion, and Other Important Subjects;

      London: for Samuel Bagster,, 1803. Newly Translated from the French. To Which are Added, Memoirs of His Life and Writings. Octavo (235 × 140 mm). Contemporary diced calf, spine gilt in compartments, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, double-line rules to boards gilt. Portrait frontispiece. Joints repaired, wear to corners and a few scuffs to boards, dark spot to spine. Contents clean and fresh, an excellent copy. An attractively bound English edition of Pascal&#39;s philosophical masterpiece, the Pensées.

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

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

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        Rhapsodieen über die Anwendung der psychischen Curmethode auf Geisteszerrüttungen.

      504 S. Pappband der Zeit (gering bestoßen, Rückenschild passend erneuert). Erste Ausgabe. - Garrison/Morton 4923; Heirs of Hippocrates 1163 (Ausg. 1818): 'One of the earliest systematic works on psychotherapy. In it Reil sets forth principles and different techniques of therapy. Although he did not formulate a comprehensive theory of personality, he recognized the necessity of understanding the healthy personality before the pathological personality could be understood. He believed that mental illness is a psychological phenomenon which requires psychological methods of treatment and was convinced of the close relationship between mind and body. Even though he espoused many enlightened views, his therapeutic procedures included throwing patients into water and firing cannons in order to return them to rationality. Considered crude by today's standards, his psychotherapeutic methods were nevertheless the result of his deep knowledge of medicine and clinical psychiatry and his work is considered by some to represent the beginnings of modern psychotherapy.' - 'In seiner classischen Schrift... gab er eine packende Schilderung von dem erbärmlichen Zustand der deutschen Irrenhäuser und indem er auch für die Berechtigung einer physischen Cur bei Geisteskrankheiten plaidirte, unter Umständen jene als durchaus nothwenig hinstellte, hat Reil sehr erheblich in praktische Beziehung zu dem Aufschwunge der Psychiatrie beigetragen, ja, man kann sagen, eine neue Periode in derselben anbahnen geholfen'(Hirsch/H. IV, 756). - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig.

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        An essay on the principle of population. 2nd ed

      J. Johnson London: J. Johnson, 1803. The "Struggle for Existence" Malthus, Thomas (1766-1834). An essay on the principle of population; or a view of its past and present effects on human happiness . . . 4to. viii, [4], 610pp. London: T. Bensley for J. Johnson, 1803. 285 x 225 mm. (uncut). Original boards, rebacked, endpapers renewed, one corner restored. Tape repair to last leaf, minor foxing, but a very good copy, preserved in a cloth case.Second edition, extensively revised and four times larger than the original edition of 1798. The 1803 edition was the first to have Malthus's name on the title, and the first to contain numerical data supporting his claim that populations increase by geometrical proportion but food supplies only increase arithmetically. "Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father . . . Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics . . . The Essay was highly influential in the progress of though in early nineteenth century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerable . . . Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of the 'struggle for existence'" (Printing and the Mind of Man 251). Garrison-Morton 1693. Kress B4701.

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      Svensk botanik. 1-11:3. Stockholm, C. Delén m.fl./ Uppsala, Palmblad & co, 1803-30. 8:o. Med 738 graverade planscher, av vilka 720 är handkolorerade (planscherna 721-738 i elfte delen är okolorerade). En plansch i åttonde, fem i nionde och två i tionde delen är utvikbara eller dubbelsidiga. Sista häftet i elfte delen, med planscherna 739-774, saknas, liksom elfte delens titelblad och det gemensamma registret. Enstaka blyerts- och bläckanteckningar och bruna småfläckar på en del textblad och enstaka planscher i första delen, enstaka fläckar i fjärde delens register, sjätte delen med enstaka fläckar och textblad 438 och 469 med reva och äldre lagning, tionde delen med ett textblad med papperslagning och textdelarna i tionde och elfte delen med lätta lagerfläckar. Annars mycket ren inlaga och rena planscher. Band 3-7 i något nötta uniforma samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter, del 1-2 och 8-10 oskurna i moderna hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med röda resp. svarta titel- och detiteletiketter, matchande de äldre banden (Hansfr. Frostell). Elfte bandet, häfte 1-3 häftad, oskuren med tryckt blått omslag. 10 volymer och ett häfte. Krok 98 ff. Lindberg, Swedish books, 55. Nissen 2223. Stafleu TL2 7247. Första delen i andra upplagan. Fint och till stor del oskuret exemplar av Palmstruchs stora svenska botanik. Ytterligare ett häfte (häfte 4-9) av elfte delen utkom, liksom ett titelblad till denna del och ett register till hela verket. Totalt utgavs 774 planscher. Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811), som varit elev hos Desprez, hann själv utföra 455kolorerade teckningar, d.v.s. förlagorna fram till och med volym sex, innan han dog 1811, och han planlade utgivningen av hela verket. Efter Palmstruchs död övertogs utgivningen av Gustaf Johan Billberg (1772-1844), som gav ut band 7-8 samt häfte 1-3 av band nio, varefter Kongl. Vetenskaps Academien tog över. Förlagorna tecknades efter Palmstruchs död av Billberg, Olof Swartz, Lars Levi Laestadius, Anders Johan Agrelius och P.F. Wahlberg. Planscherna graverades av Palmstruch själv, Carl Wilhelm Venus och Johan Gustaf Ruckman, och texten skrev av dåtidens främsta botaniker, Conrad Quensel, Olof Swartz, Elias Fries, Göran Wahlenberg och Peter Fredrik Wahlberg. Elfte bandets tre sista häften (10-12) blev aldrig utgivna. Vid en eldsvåda i maj 1840blev hela det osålda lagret av Svensk Botanik förstört, däribland särskilt de flesta exemplaren av elfte bandets ännu ej distribuerade häften som är mycket sällsynta. "Svensk Botanik" är ett av de mest berömda svenska bokverken. Palmstruchs planscher är, enligt Lindroth. sannolikt de bästa växtbilder som presterats i Sverige, "...and make this one of the most beautiful of Swedish books"

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        Poems on Various Subjects

      London: Sold by Longman and Rees and J. Hatchard 1803 First edition. Contemporary blue boards, uncut and partially unopened, rebacked to style, with new printed paper label. . Octavo. Long subscriber's list at rear (according to Jackson, the subscribers totaled 3,000). Edges of boards rubbed, old ownership signature, dated 1859. A very good copy. This is the first book of Anne MacVicar Grant (1755-1838), the Glasgow-born poet and author. Grant and her mother followed her father, a military man, to New York in 1758, and they remained there for ten years. She discusses her experiences in Memoirs of an American Lady (1808). In 1779, she married a clergyman named Grant, who was garrison-chaplain at Fort Augustus and minsiter of the parish of Laggan in Inverness-shire. Her husband's death in 1801 left her penniless and in need of providing for her children, so she began a writing career. Her works include Letters from the Mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady between the years 1773 and 1807 (1807), Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders (1811), and translations of Ossian. Her literary friends included Scott, Lockhart, and DeQuincey.

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        Historical pastime or a new game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third

      By J. Harris, corner of St. Pauls Church yard & J. Wallis, 16 Ludgate Street as the art directs, 1803Splendido gioco inc. in rame, intelato e composto da 12 riquadri, mm. 560x530. Gioco di percorso a forma circolare, in 158 caselle vivacemente colorite all'acquerello. Dalla battaglia di Hastings del 1066 alla guerra con l'America. Nell'ultima casella, al centro, il volto di Giorgio III. Ben conservato. Raro.

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