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

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

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

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

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        Practical Observations In Surgery, Illustrated by Cases

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

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        Innocence Alarmed

      London: Published by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, Jan. 1803. Colour-printed mezzotint. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark. Title has been inset. Nail burns in left margin. Tear in upper margin extending into image. Image size: 18 x 23 1/2 inches. 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. A lovely colour printed impression of Smith's idyllic print of rural life, after a painting by George Morland. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His pleasant rural scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of them. Here a young girl clings to her mother's apron, as her father takes up his rifle to go hunting. Her fearful reaction is contrasted with that of the dogs who are excited, and the maid who indifferently prepares the fire in the fireplace. Dawe, G. Morland p. 146

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

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

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

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

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        John Heaviside, Esq, Surgeon Extraordinary to the King

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

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

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

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        Amadis of Gaul

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

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

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

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

      Göttingen, J.F. Röwer 1803 - Titel, 534 S. Spätere Halbleinwand mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. - Engelmann 432 –. Christoph Meiners (1747- 1810) Philosoph, Ethnograph, Professor der Weltweisheit in Göttingen und Vertreter der Popularphilosophie, wurde 1772 in Göttingen zum a. o. Professor und 1775 zum ordentlichen Professor der Philosophie ernannt, wo er Reichs- und europäische Staatengeschichte vermittelte. Die Ferien benutze er zu ausgedehnten Reisen durch Deutschland und die Schweiz (vgl. ADB XXI, 224 f). Im vorliegenden Werk beschreibt er (ab S. 197ff.) die Revolutionszeit im Elsass, worin er u.a. Mitteilungen von Zeitzeugen verarbeitete, mit denen er auf seiner Reise Bekanntschaft geschlossen hatte. – Diese Reisebeschreibung mag unkritisch sein, andere Werke M’s sind es nicht. Auf heftigen Widerspruch trafen die 1785 in seinem „Grundriß der Geschichte der Menschheit“ niedergelegten Thesen, wonach „das gegenwärtige Menschengeschlecht aus zween Hauptstämmen bestehe, dem ( ) Kaukasischen, und dem Mongolischen Stamm, wobei der letztere nicht nur viel schwächer von Cörper und Geist, sondern auch viel übel gearteter und tugendleerer ( ) sey“. Meiners entwickelte ein Rangsystem der Rassen und sprach sich für die Sklaverei aus. Georg Forster und Georg Christoph Lichtenberg gehörten zu seinen Gegnern. Seinem „Nachruhm“ ebenfalls nicht förderlich waren seine Aktivitäten als Zuträger in der Franzosenzeit, als er verdeckt an Johannes von Müller bei der Regierung in Kassel Staatsminister und 1808/09 Direktor des öffentlichen Unterrichts im Königreich Westfalen unter König Jérôme, über die Aktivitäten der Landsmannschaften unter den Göttinger Studenten und andere Missstände an der Georgia-Augusta berichtete. Dabei sparte er auch den in studentischen Fragen gemäßigten amtierenden Prorektor Professor Johann Gottfried Eichhorn sowie dessen Nachfolger, Karl Friedrich Stäudlin, in seinen Berichten nicht aus. (Vgl. Wikipedia) - Druck auf besserem bläulichem Papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE. ILLUSTRATED BY STRIKING REFERENCES TO THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS AND CHARACTERS THAT HAVE DISTINGUISHED THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

      London: Printed by George Cawthorn..., 1803.. Two volumes. [2],353;287pp. Small quarto. Contemporary paper boards, rebacked in cloth, with gilt morocco labels and paper strengthening of endsheet gutters, all edges untrimmed. Boards bumped and edgeworn, otherwise a very good set, internally about fine. First edition in English, the translator neither attributed within nor disclosed in the obvious references. From the library of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, with his ownership signature on the first title, and bookplate on each pastedown. The first volume also bears the somewhat later ownership signature of John Dovaston, perhaps the London poet and theatre critic (1782-1854). First published in 1800 as DE LA LITTÉRATURE CONSIDÉRÉE DANS SES RAPPORTS AVEC LES INSTITUTIONS SOCIALES, this apprentice work preceding Madam de Staël's rise to literary (and political) prominence appeared in English again in 1812, under the variant title THE INFLUENCE OF LITERATURE UPON SOCIETY, also with the translation unattributed. NCBEL III:107.

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

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

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        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.

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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.

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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.&

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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. .

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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.

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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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        Dramatic poems, comprising the following tragedies; Gunilda, Usurper, Matilda, and Abdalla.

      Lewes: printed by W. and A. Lee. 1803 - 8vo in 4s (211mm), [16], [1]-295,[1]p. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary half calf, rebacked. A very nice copy. Jackson Annals p.269. Johnson Provincial Poetry No 267. John Delap (1725-1812), poet and dramatist, vicar of Iford with Kingston, near Lewes. The short list of subscribers includes Sir Frederick Eden, William Hayley, Thomas Clio Rickman, five members of the Shelley family, three members of the Thrale family, and Nicholas Vansittart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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        Essai d'une statistique générale de la France (An IX)

      - Chez Testu, an IX. Petit in 8 comprenant 78 pages reliés en un demi chagrin à nerfs avec liserets dorés, en tbe. Cet essai est important, il va servir à l'élaboration des différentes statistiques générales, en nom collectif, de 1803 à 1810, qui vont directement guider les politiques économiques de la France au XIXè sièle. L'auteur, théoricien de l'administration, journaliste, économiste, statisticien. révolutionnaire modéré, est aujourd'hui oublié du commun. Son influence fut grande car il inspira des auteurs aussi divers que Karl Marx ou Alexandre Dumas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. & &

      [Bookseller: Karl Books]
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