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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'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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        W.

      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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        Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France

      unknown possibly London 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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        Naumann's.

      I-II. Prag, bei K. Barth, 1803-04. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(16),323,(5) s. + grav. front,(10),424,(2 blanka) s. Med grav. vinjett på sista sidan. Första delen i ett samtida ngt solkigt pappbd med guldornerad rygg av ljusare korkmarmorerat papper och svart titeletikett samt mörkare marmorerade pärmpapper. Andra delen i ett lätt nött samtida marmorerat skinnbd med guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och svart oval nummerskylt. Pärmarna och pärmkanterna med enkel dekorativ guldornering. Båda titelbladen, frontespisen och porträttet, som är på avvikande papper, är ngt lagerfläckiga. Första delen med liten fläck på s. 36 och liten reva på s. 43. Andra delen med liten reva på s. (7).. Johann Gottlieb Naumann var hovkapellmästare i Dresden men kallades till Stockholm av Gustav III och stannade där åren 1777-78 och 1782-83. För Kungliga teatern i Stockholm skrev han operorna "Amphion", "Cora och Alonzo" samt "Gustaf Wasa". Den sistnämnda med libretto av Kellgren efter idé av Gustav III. Naumanns svenska tid behandlas på s. 10-98 i del II och hans danska uppehåll på s. 99-133

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        Collection des écrits politiques, littéraires et dramatiques; suivie de sa correspondance.

      I-V. Sthlm, C. Delén, 1803-05. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(11,1 blank,1,1 blank),247,(1 blank,1) + (9,1 blank,1,1 blank),320,(1) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),328,(5) s. & 4 grav. plr + (13,1 blank,2),367,(1) + (10),352,(2) s. Fem samtida blå klistermarmorerade pappbd med röda titel- och deltiteletiketter. Oskurna snitt som endast är försiktigt putsade. Några små nötningsmärken på rygg och pärmar. Två titeletiketter med obetydliga nagg. Inlagorna lagerfläckiga på sina håll, särskilt i del II från s. 303 till slutet och även i början av del III. Liten repa i nedre hörnet på porträttet, smutstitelbladet till del I med en gammal lagning och en bläckplump på eftersättsbladet. Fin svit.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 3314. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 187. Dedikationen undertecknad "Dechaux", d.v.s. Jean Baptiste de Chaux, fransk språkmästare, som var medhjälpare till den verklige utgivaren J. G. Oxenstierna. Del IV-V innehåller ett urval av kungens brevväxling. En ny upplaga av första delen utkom 1805 och en svensk upplaga i sex delar publicerades 1806-12. Planscherna i denna franska upplaga är inte desamma som i den svenska. Här är kungens porträtt graverat av C. S. Gaucher efter förlaga av N. Lafrensen d.y. och den första planschen av Heland samt de övriga sex planscherna graverade av de franska kopparstickarna Dambrun, Gauché, Halbou och De Launay efter förlagor av Karl Jakob Hjelm och Emanuel Limnell

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        "Herrans bön, fader wår". (Sthlm, 1803). Stor folio.

      10 graverade plr. Marmorerat pappbd med röda titeletiketter i marokäng på ryggen respektive främre pärmen. Ryggen lätt nött och med mindre skada nederst. Den femte planschen fint uppfodrad i samband med inbindningen. Ur Emil Hultmarks samling.. Frölich Elias och Johan Fredrik Martins gravyrer 78-87, de tre första i första état, det fjärde finns bara i ett état, den femte i andra état. Resterande finns bara i ett état. Utgavs 1803 och återutgavs 1837. Ett mycket ovanligt texthäfte trycktes 1803: "Hufwudsakliga innehållet af herrans bön, fader wår, förestäldt i kopparstick, jämte kårta anwisningar till deras förklaring; till ungdomens underwisning."

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        Elémens de Statique.Paris: Calixte-Volland, 1803.

      A fine copy of the rare first edition of this classic of which no less than twelve editions appeared between 1803 and 1877. "It was in mechanics that Poinsot most effectively displayed his gift for geometry. Although 'Éléments de Statique' (1803) was merely a manual designed for candidates to the École Polytechnique, the work possessed the great merit of applying geometric methods to the study of elementary problems of mechanics and of introducing the concept of the couple." (DSB, XI, p.62). "Poinsot began in normal style: statics was based on equilibrium, forces could be composed and decomposed, and so on. But then he broke new ground with a discussion of the 'composition and decomposition of couples' (ch.1, sect. 2). The couple had long been known in mechanics, but regarded only as a particular system of forces ... Poinsot raised its status in mechanics with this discussion." (Grattan-Guiness). Poinsot devoted his long Chapter 2 to an account of equilibrium, and Chapter 3 to the centre of gravity. (Grattan-Guiness, Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840, Vol. I, pp. 358-360). Scarce.. 8vo: 204 x 132 mm. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (top of spine chipped, corners a little worn). Internally fine. (8), 267, (1:blank) pp. and 4 folding engraved plates

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        HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE COUNTY OF WEXFORD, A.D. 1798;

      1803. HAY, Edward. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE COUNTY OF WEXFORD, A.D. 1798; INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF TRANSACTIONS PRECEDING THAT EVENT, WITH AN APPENDIX. Dublin: Printed for the author by John Stockdale, 1803. Boston Revolutionary War patriot and Arnold Arboretum contributor Benjamin Bussey's copy with his oval printed bookplate on the front pastedown, and his circular inkstamp to title page. xliv pp. + folding map + 304 pp. + xxxvi pp. + [2] pp. + [4] folding pp. + 20 pp. 8vo., mottled calf with gilt spine ornaments, rules and gilt leather spine label. Joints cracked, label and spine chipped. First blank page and following half-title detached, laid in. Occasional light foxing. Map has closed tear at joint with no loss, and moderate foxing. Bussey, in addition to having served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, was a merchant, farmer and horticulturist; his Forest Hills estate was eventually made part of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum.

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        THE HISTORY OF A GREAT MANY LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS, for the Amusement of all Good Children of Four and Five Years of age.

      32pp. Illustrated with 22 wood-emgravings. Original pink wrappers with mounted oval decorative labels to both covers. Octavo. Ownership name on title; slight dust-soiling of covers; else a very attractive copy of later printing of this title.

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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

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

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        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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        ALCIPHRON OR THE MINUTE PHILOSOPHER IN SEVEN DIALOGUES

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

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        Utkast til en handbok för brunnsgäster, jämte beskrifning öfver de mäst godkände mineral-brunnar och bad-inrättningar i Sverige. Första afdelningen, om Medevi.

      Stockholm, H. A. Nordström, 1803. Graverad frontispis + (8) + 200 + 1 utvikbar karta + 1 stor utvikbar plansch i perfekt skick. Samtida halvskinnband. 17,5 X 11 cm. Mycket ren och fin inlaga

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        Reise über den Sund.

      Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1803. 8:o. (2),334 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Häftad i gammalt blått omslag med handskriven ryggtiteletikett. Oskuren. Lite snedläst. En del lager- och småfläckar. Titelbladet lagerfläckigt. Smutsfläck på s. 288.. Bring Itineraria svecana 342. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 60. Ottervik Litteratur om Blekinge 2140. Åhlén & Åhlén Censur och tryckfrihet 18.18. Schweizaren J. G. Kerner (1770-1812) gjorde 1802 flera resor i Skåne och Blekinge. Intrycken sammanfattades i "Reise über den Sund", till vilken även E. Z. Munck af Rosenschöld bidrog med upplysningar. Den sistnämnde är sannolikt även översättare av den svenska utgåvan. Kerners brev är daterade i Helsingborg, Ramlösa, Lund, Malmö och Karlskrona. Såväl det tyska originalet som den svenska översättningen förbjöds i Sverige p.g.a. dess vanvördiga angrepp på Gustav IV Adolf. A. Ahnfelt skriver apropå Kerner i "En pamflett och dess öden" att "ännu in på 1820-talet begagnades gärna originalet av turister i Skåne, svenskar såväl som utlänningar, för sin tid en ganska god handbok, innehållande många pikanta upplysningar, en och annan poetisk utgjutelse, roliga misstag och kvicka, väl skrivna reflexioner."

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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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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON

      1803. CHATTERTON, Thomas. THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON. Containing His Life, by G. Gregory, D.D., and Miscellaneous Poems. London: Printed by Briggs and Cottle, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803. Three volumes. Illustrated with seven engravings. 8vo., old mottled calf, edges speckled brown. According to Lowndes, "this edition was published by subscription under the direction of Mr. Southey and Mr. Cottle, for the benefit of Miss Newton, niece of this imposter." Ink ownership to ffep. Text leaves are mostly clean, with some occasional light foxing, and the book-blocks are sound. The leather bindings are quite degraded, being worn and rubbed, having weak joints, and a few detached boards. A scarce set, worthy of rebinding, it is offereed with all faults.

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        PISCES. In "General Zoology or Systematic Natural History", Vol. IV and V, Part I and II.

      In-8 p. (mm. 216x135), 4 parti in 2 voll., p. pelle coeva (piccoli spacchi alle cerniere esterne), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. V,(3),186; XIII,(3),632, numer. continua; (2),V,(5),250,(2); VI,(2),463,(3) numer. continua; con 4 belle antiporte figur. su disegni dell'A. Questi 2 voll. sui "pesci" fanno parte di una importante opera di zoologia, pubblicata fra il 1800 e il 1826 in 14 voll. Sono molto ben illustrati da 190 pregevoli tavv., inc. in rame per lo più da James Heath. La classificazione seguita dall'A. è sostanzialmente quella proposta da Linneo. "Edizione originale", rara. Cfr. Brunet,V,362: "ouvrage remarquable, surtout pour ses gravures" - Nissen,IVB, 870. Pagg. di testo con qualche fiorit. o arross. per la qualità della carta; lievi aloni al marg. sup. bianco di alc. tavv. di un vol., altrimenti tavole ben conservate.

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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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        Constitutions-Buch der rechtmäßigen und vollkommenen Loge freier und angenommener Maurer Archimedes zu den drei Reissbrettern in Altenburg. Gedruckt als Manuskript für Brüder

      (Altona), 1803.. 2 Bll., 243 S. Blauer Pappband d. Zt. Folio. 30 x 19 cm.

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        Tübingen, J.

      G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1803. 8:o. (2),+ 334 s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell. Lätt lagerfläckig med enstaka småfläckar. Något nött samtida marmorerat pappband, gula snitt. Bring 342, variant 2. Åhlen s. 179. Första upplagan. Enligt Bring finns två exemplar kända, på KB resp. LUB, med 336 sidor (variant 1). En svensk översättning utkom 1811. Både det tyska originalet och den svenska översättningen blev förbjudna i Sverige. Schweizaren J. G. Kerner (1770-1812) var sekreterare hos den franske gesandten Reinhard i Köpenhamn, då han under sommaren och hösten 1802 gjorde flera resor till Skåne och Blekinge. I boken skildras besök i Helsingborg, Ramlösa, Höganäs, Lund, Malmö, Karlskrona, Karlshamn, Kristianstad, Landskrona och ett flertal av de skånska godsen. Svensk översättare är troligen Munck af Rosenschöld. I boken återfinns även en detaljerad skildring av svenska förhållanden och hånfulla anmärkningar mot Gustav IV Adolf för bigotteri och högfärd samt kommentarer rörande tvivlen på kungens äkta börd, vilket föranledde förbud och beslagtagande. Misstankarna om vem som försett Kerner med material riktades snart mot Munck af Rosenschöld, som också åtalades, men blev friad

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        HANDLEY CROSS OR MR. JORROCKS'S HUNT.

      In-8 gr., 2 voll., tela edit. con decoraz. oro al piatto, tit. oro al dorso, taglio sup. dorato, pp. (2),X,363; X,372; molto ben illustr. da Cecil Aldin che ha realizzato i 97 piacevolisssimi disegni nel t. e le 24 tavv. a colori (protette da veline con didascalia), f.t. Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864), scrittore satirico del mondo che ruota intorno alla caccia alla volpe, è il creatore di Mr. Jorrocks, uno dei grandi caratteri comici della letteratura inglese. Cfr. Benezit,I, p. 173: "Cecil Aldin (1870-1935), dessinateur et illustrateur, a souvent traité des sujets de sport et de scènes de la vie quotidienne anglaise. On décèle dans sa manière, l'influence de John Leech et surtout celle du célèbre illustrateur Randolph Caldecott.". Bella ediz. in tirat. limit. di 250 esempl. numer. e firmati dall'artista. In ns., 171, con barbe, è molto ben conservato.

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        Utkast til en handbok för brunnsgäster, jämte beskrifning öfver de mäst godkände mineral-brunnar och bad-inrättningar i Sverige.

      Första afdelningen, om Medevi. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1803. 8:o. Grav. front,(8),200 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 1 stor utvikbar grav. plansch. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven titeletikett på ryggen, etikettsignerat av C. G. Hassellgren i Stockholm. Några revor längst ned på ryggen. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka obetydliga lagerfläckar. Läckert ex. med en handskriven dedikation "à m. baronne Åkerhielm".. Bibliotheca Walleriana 4188. Allt som utkom. Frontespisen av Er. Acharius och graverad av E. Åkerland och den ovanliga stora planschen ritad av Fahlcrantz och graverad av C. Akrel. Originalbanden till arbetet utfördes i regel av C. G. Hassellgren och finns i lite olika utföranden. Detta är det enklaste

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

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

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        The Domestic Encyclopaedia; or Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge. Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements. Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy... Five Volumes

      Philadelphia: William Young Birch, and Abraham Small. 1803. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First American edition. Complete and well preserved five volume set, first four volumes 1803, fifth volume 1804, all as originally published. First published in London in 1802, the American edition contains considerable revisions to make it more suitable to the American market. Plates include an American fire engine, multiple agricultural mechanisms. Includes all 32 engraved plates called for plus one additional plate that does not appear in the binder's instructions, with additional woodcuts throughout the text. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, red spine labels and volume numbers, gilt lettering and ruling: xv, [1], 506 + 6 plates; vii, [1], 519 + 9 plates; [12], 516 + 6 plates; [12], 516 + 5 plates; [10], 476, 35, [1], [4] + 7 plates (one folding). Bindings most original and with expected wear and rubbing, marbled paper worn and lightly chipped at the edges, spine ends lightly scuffed but not chipped, spine labels all present and bright, bindings firm, text blocks sound, front free endpaper of volume I detached but present, some minor old dampstains to the outer edges of the volume II preliminaries, pages lightly to moderately foxed, name of Benj. T. Chase handwritten at the top of each title page.

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        Traité d'Economie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se ferment, se distribuent, et se consomment les richesses. 2 tomes.

      Paris, L'imprimerie de Crapelet, 1803. 8vo. 2 cont. uniform brown full calf bindings w. large gilt red titla-labels to richly gilt backs. Both volumes professionally rebacked, preserving the old backs. Minor loss to capitals, and old leather a bit "crackled". Gilding worn. Corners bumped, w. a bit of loss of leather. Edges of boards darkened and w. a bit of loss of outer layer of leather. Internally very nice w. some occasional brownspotting. W. both half-titles. (4), XLVI, 527; (4), 572 pp.. The seminal first edition of Say's main work, his "Treatise on Political Economy", which irrevocably created the study of economic politics as a separate science.The French businessman and economist Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832) was the first academic teacher of economics in France. With his classically liberal views, which included arguments of free trade and lowering of restraints on business, all in favour of competition, he became one of the leading founders of the classical school within economics. He is now primarily famous for his groundbreaking principle of markets, also known as "Say's Law", which is developed in his "Traité d'économie politique".Say's Law (of Markets) states that the supply of X creates the demand of Y; without supply, there can be no demand. Thus, according to Say, prosperity is increased by stimulating production, because the more that is produced, the more demand can be constituted. And thus, recession, according to Say, is not due to the lack of money or lack of demand, a view that has become of the utmost importance to the development of political economy. A severe decline in economic activity across the economy, which does not pass straight away, and which may ultimately lead to a "depression", cannot be turned around or mended by the creation of more money -which would merely result in inflation-, but by sparking the production. With this argument, Say was also the first to argue the neutrality of money in its effect on the economy, and as such, he also came to influence the later full development of the Quantity Theory of Money.Jean Baptiste Say was brought up in a merchant family, and he received a mercantile education. He was in business apprenticeship in England and was afterwards employed at an insurance firm in Paris, where he was encouraged to read Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations". He then abandoned his business career in order to become an economist, and he began writing economic articles. His major work "A Treatise on Political Economy" was an attempt to improve on Smith's monumental work. The attempt must be said to have succeeded, and Say's work almost immediately became a classic within economics. Napoleon, however, wanted several passages to be changed, so that the work would fit with his own theories on political economy, and when Say refused this, the work was prohibited. This is the reason why, though a work of the greatest popularity, the second edition was not printed until 11 years later, in 1814. After that, the work was published in more than 30 editions, and it was translated into a large number of languages. The division into production, consumption and distribution of the classical doctrine, gave precedence to standard doctrines for more than a century. When Say, in opposition to Smith, defined the "entrepreneur" as something different from merely a capital investor, namely as the buyer, but also correlator, of the services of land, labour and capital, production, with Say, became a market phenomenon; - and it is this that leads him to develop his famous law of markets. "Say's Law" has been of the utmost importance to the development of political economy, no economists can ignore the importance and impact of this theory, and controversies over it continue to flourish. The theory was attacked by both Malthus in the 19th century and Keynes in the 20th. Say's ideas also helped inspire later 19th century neoclassical economics, and the later development of equilibrium economics is largely indebted to Say.Active during The French Revolution, Say accepted the principles that governed it, and he fought in favour of the republic in 1792. He became a member of the Tribunate, but was dismissed, because he refused to accept the financial policies of Napoleon and adapt those to his own theories. He then became a very successful textile manufacturer in the North of France; he copied the newly developed cotton-spinning techniques from England and introduced them here. After the fall of Napoleon, he returned to Paris, where he now began lecturing on political economy. In 1830 he was appointed the first professor of political economy in France

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        OPUSCOLI SCELTI SULLE SCIENZE E SULLE ARTI - TOMO XXII. Tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre Collezioni Filosofiche e Letterarie, dalle Opere più recenti inglesi, tedesche, francesi, latine, e italiane e da manoscritti originali, e inediti.

      In-8 (mm. 241x174), similpelle mod., filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 432,44, con 6 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, ciasc. con più figg. (2 sono carte geografiche). "Tomo XXII" di questo importante periodico scientifico milanese che raccoglie saggi e memorie dei più grandi scienziati dell?epoca, edito dal 1778 al 1803. In Appendice ?Libri nuovi? in Italia e all?estero. Questo vol. raccoglie 54 saggi di cui: "18 di Agricoltura ed Arti" (?Del montone idraulico? del C. di Montgolfier - ?Ricerche chimico economiche sull?imbiancamento della seta? del Prof. G.A. Giobert - ?Sulla coltivazione dell?oppio in Toscana? del Dr. Carradori) - "26 di Fisica, Chimica e Storia Naturale" (?Sopra un Arco-baleno lunare? di P. Spadoni - ?Sulle stelle cadenti? di Beuzenberg e Brandes - ?Transunto d?un viaggio fatto nell?interno dell?Africa? di Horneman - ?Transunto de? viaggi di Mackenzie nell?interno dell?America settentrionale? - ?Osservazioni sulle anguille? di C. Amoretti - ?Ragguaglio del viaggio aereo del C. Zambeccari agli 8 ottobre 1803, ecc.) - "10 di Medicina e Anatomia" (?Sull?applicazione del galvanismo alla medicina? di A.M. Vassalli-Eaudi - ?Della vaccinazione fatta nel dipartimento del Verbano? del Dr. L. Sacco - ?Su alcune cure fatte in Como col voltaismo medico? di Laverine - ?Storia del Galvanismo?, ecc.). Con aloni ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Dramatic Poems, comprising the following Tragedies: Gunilda, Usurper, Matilda and Abdalla.

      Lewes: W. & A. Lee 1803.. First edition, 8vo, (iv, 7 List of Subscribers, 5), 295, (1) pp. Contemporary maroon half morocco, extremities with some wear, spine darkened with gilt tooling, slight loss to foot, marbled sides, edges stained yellow. Four unacted plays. "The author of numerous works long since forgotten" (DNB), Delap had several of his pieces staged by Garrick, but none achieved any real success.

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

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

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        Bibliotheque portative des ecrivains françoise ou choix des meilleurs morceaux extraits de leurs ouvrage en prose.

      Seconde edition considérablement augmentée et sur un nouveau plan. 1-6. Londres, Dulau et co., 1803. Large 8vo. iii-viii,+ 340,+ iv; (2),+ 347,+ v; (2),+ 348,+ iv; (2),+ 356,+ iv; (2),+ 348,+ iv; (2),+ xviii,+ 340,+ vi,+ 46 pp. Contemporary half calf with five raised bands. Richly gilt spine with red and green labels. Six vols. Very fine. Brunet III, 1935

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

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

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        The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, 3 volumes

      London: Symonds. 1803. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1803, 3 volumes; first printing in English of the complete text of the Principia. Ex-library copies, rebound in plain brown library buckram, titles in white on spines, text blocks trimmed all the way around, library bookplates on pastedowns (with 'withdrawn' stamps to all bookplates), stamps including perforated stamps to title pages, some minor removable paper labels to spines, texts and plates collated complete. A not very attractive set of a rare work.

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        Beschreibung von der Insel Ceylon, enthaltend Nachrichten von ihrer Geschichte, Geographie, Naturbeschreibung und von den Sitten und Gebräuchen ihrer verschiedenen Einwohner. Nebst dem Tagebuche einer Gesandtschaftsreise an den Hof des Königs von Candy. Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen und mit einem Zusatze über die Perlenfischerrey übersetzt von J.A. Bergk. Leipzig, Rein, 1803. XVI, 510 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferstichkarte. Hldr. d. Zt. m. RSch. u. RVerg. (Rücken etwas fleckig).

      Engelmann I, S. 130; Griep/Luber II, 1060.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Captain Percival (1765-1826) kam nach seinem Militäreinsatz in der Kapkolonie 1797 mit den englischen Truppen auf die Insel. Er blieb drei Jahre und erlebte die Vertreibung der Holländer.- Alter Stempel auf dem Titel; papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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        Bataille des pyramides. (Planche 12)

      Paris: Didot, 1803. Broché. 54x82cm. Gravure originale in folio non rognée, extraite du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte de Vivant Denon. Planche dépliante composée d'une vue ainsi décrite par l'auteur: Bataille des pyramides. Ce tableau représente le moment de la double action, où deux corps de Mamelouks font chacun une sortie ; l'un sur les divisions Dugua, Desaix, et Reynier, l'autre sur le bataillon commandé par le général Rampon ( voyez dans le journal le récit de la bataille, tome 1, page 76 ). J'ai tâché de donner l'image d'une charge de Mamelouks, dont j'ai été plusieurs fois témoin , et dont la rapidité, l'abandon, le dévouement, et la bravoure chevaleresque, m'ont toujours frappé ; j'ai voulu rendre aussi l'effet de la mitraille sur cette cavalerie, qui venoit la braver jusqu'à la bouche du canon ; j'ai fait voir les serviteurs à pied à travers les combattants, leur maniere d'emporter les blessés, de les éloigner du combat; les chameaux portant les cartouches et les instruments guerriers; les palmiers avec leurs fruits , comme ils étoient à cette époque, et jusqu'à la gerçure produite par l'inondation et l'ardeur du soleil; enfin tout ce qui caractérise le pays, et contribue à lui donner une physionomie particuliere. Le fond contient tout ce que le vaste horizon offre d'intéressant : à droite de l'estampe, est la route qui conduit à Suez et en Asie, où l'on voit le corps d'Ibrahim-bey; la ville du Caire, au pied du Mokattam, ou l'extrémité de la chaîne arabique; le grand aqueduc, qui arrive jusqu'au vieux Caire, sur le bord du fleuve Boulac: plus en avant, le Nil, avec les isles de Raoudah, de Boulac, et du Lazaret ; le vaisseau amiral de la flotte de Mourat-bey, auquel, il fit mettre le feu pendant le combat : de l'autre côté du Nil, Djyzeh, la maison de Mourat-bey, la plaine et les pyramides de Ssackarah ; l'espace entre elles et celles de Djyzeh, qui est l'emplacement qu'occupoit Memphis; et en derniere ligne, le Mont-Libyque, dont la chaîne gît du sud au nord jusqu'aux pyramides de Djyzeh, et d'où , changeant tout-à-coup de direction à l'ouest, elle va se perdre dans les déserts de Barca. Rousseurs, quelques pliures, deux infimes restaurations marginales à l'aide de morceaux de filmoplast, sinon bel état de conservation. Publié pour la première fois en deux volumes, dont un atlas de gravures, chez Didot, en 1802, le 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte' connut un tel succès qu'il fut traduit dès 1803 en Anglais et en Allemand, puis quelques années plus tard en Hollandais et en Italien, notamment. Presque toutes les planches sont dessinées par Denon, qui en a aussi gravé lui-même un petit nombre, notamment des portraits d'habitants d'Egypte, qui ont encore gardée toute la fraîcheur d'esquisses prises sur le vif (nos 104-111). Une bonne vingtaine de graveurs ont également collaboré à la création des eaux-fortes dont Baltard, Galien, Réville et d'autres. Dominique Vivant, baron Denon, dit Vivant Denon, né à Givry le 4 janvier 1747 et mort à Paris le 27 avril 1825, est un graveur, écrivain, diplomate et administrateur français. A l’invitation de Bonaparte, il se joint à l’expédition d’Egypte en embarquant dès le 14 mai 1798 sur la frégate " La Junon ". Protégé par les troupes françaises, il a l’opportunité de parcourir le pays dans tous les sens, afin de rassembler le matériau qui servit de base à son travail artistique et littéraire le plus important. Il accompagne en particulier le général Desaix en Haute Egypte, dont il rapporte de très nombreux croquis, lavis à l’encre et autres dessins à la plume, à la pierre noire, ou à la sanguine. Il dessine sans relâche, le plus souvent sur son genou, debout ou même à cheval, et parfois jusque sous le feu de l’ennemi. A l’issue d’un voyage de 13 mois durant lesquels il dessine plusieurs milliers de croquis, Vivant Denon rentre en France avec Bonaparte, et devient le premier artiste à publier le récit de cette expédition. Les 141 planches qui accompagnent son Journal retracent l’ense une feuille

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