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        The History of Hindostan, translated from the Persian

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

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

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

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        Le Retour du Pecheur - El regreso de los pescadores

      - Lugar: París, Impresor: chez, Bance, Rue St. Denis, n. 175. pres celle aux Ours, Año: 1803 Técnica: Grabado calcográfico en blanco y negro. Reverso: sin texto. Buena impresión en papel de gran calidad., Notas: Whetley nace y se forma en Londres. A los 22 años, en 1769 es admitido como estudiante en la Royal Academy. Sus primeros pasos los encamina a la pintura de paisajes, pero recondicirá su obra enfocándola al género popular

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

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

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        The Hard Bargain

      London: Published by H. Macklin, 1 January 1803. Mezzotint. In good condition. 18 x 23 3/4 inches. 26 1/4 x 21 3/8 inches. A fine impression of this beautiful print by Ward after George Morland, the master of genre painting. "The Hard Bargain" was one of the most successful of William Ward's mezzotints of a Morland painting. Morland's extraordinary ability to convey in posture and expression is perfectly transmitted in Ward's print, in which we see the seller of a heifer making conciliatory gestures toward the prospective buyer, who is already half turned to leave and practically snarls at the seller. The atmosphere is tense, and we have the unpleasant sense that the seller is going to accept the minimal offer. George Morland (1763-1804) was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Le Blanc IV, p.177, no.118

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE PURSUITS OF LITERATURE, FOREEDGE PAINTING A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues with Notes

      For T. Becket, London 1803 - 12th edition with the citations translated, 574 +(1)pp., bound in full dark blue straight grained morocco, boards ruled in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers with bookplate mounted to front pastedown, all edges gilt protecting a wonderful fore-edge painting depicting a small town at the edge of a river with a bridge with water running through, ship mast can be seen in the far back ground. a beautiful clean crisp painting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS CHATTERTON

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

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        Costituzione della Repubblica Ligure con le Successive Leggi

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

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

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

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

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in four books

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

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

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

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

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

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        Practical Observations In Surgery, Illustrated by Cases

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

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        Innocence Alarmed

      London: Published by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, Jan. 1803. Colour-printed mezzotint. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark. Title has been inset. Nail burns in left margin. Tear in upper margin extending into image. Image size: 18 x 23 1/2 inches. 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. A lovely colour printed impression of Smith'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]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF SURREY; etc

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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