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        Annales Politiques, Littéraires et Statistiques de Bordeaux, divisées en cinq parties [ Edition originale ] ; Formant ensemble un corps complet de recherches chronologiques, pour servir à l'Histoire ancienne et moderne de cette Ville, depuis sa fondation jusqu'en 1802

      1 vol. in-4 reliure fin XIXe demi-chagrin marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Imprimerie de Moreau, Bordeaux, An IX - 1803, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 2 ff. (liste des souscripteurs), 268 pp. et 1 f. (liste supplémentaire des souscripteurs) avec 4 planches hors texte (Plan de Bordeaux, portrait de Montesquieu, plan du Gallien et 1 planche) Edition originale, numérotée (n° 303 série B) et signée par l'auteur. Exemplaire provenant de la Bibliothèque du Château de La Brède (cat. 2e Partie, n° 1196), portant sur le titre une longue et remarquable note de la main du baron Ch. de Montesquieu, que nous retranscrivons en intégralité : "Complet pr. la publication. Il y a dit-on une 5eme Livraison manuscrite et inédite, à la Bibliothèque de Bordeaux" [ Nota : Les deux dernières livraisons seront publiées par G. Bouchon en 1884, d'après le manuscrit original ] "Rappeler dans une note ce que m'a rapporté Mr Delpit sur l'auteur, le 15 fev. 1863" [ Il continue : ] "Je disais à Mr. Delpit que j'avais eu la bonne fortune de me procurer, et à bon marché, cet ouvrage devenu assez rare. Tout en causant avec M. Delpit, j'appris que Mr. Bernadeau [ sic ] avait été très lié avec Mr. Péry, notaire à Bordeaux et vieillard respectable. Mr. Bernadeau passait habituellement ses soirées chez Mr. Péry avec qui il causait des événemens qui se succédaient rapidement, c'était pendant la révolution, bientôt arriva 93. Mr. Bernadeau continua à voir son ami Pery - à causer des choses et des hommes. Bernadeau profitait du lieu et en sortant écrivait des dénonciations dont plusieurs ont été retrouvées. Mr. Gergerès bibliothécaire m'a confirmé qu'il existait à la Bque des écrits et des preuves de ces faits, et de l'infâmie de Mr Bernadeau. C'est Triste." Sur ce sujet, on consultera utilement l'excellent article de Michel Colle à l'Académie Montesquieu (séance du 12 mai 2014, disponible en ligne). Bon état (des annotations au crayon, étiquette de cote au dos en tête). Français

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        Bororquia, ou La Victime de l' Inquisition, fait historique traduit de l' Espagnol, Dédié au C. Lucien Bonaparte, ---. Par le citoyen Duclos, Professeur de Langue Espagnole, et Traducteur de plusieurs ouvrages en cette Langue.

      Senlis, Imprimerie de Tremblay. 1803 - In- 12 ; (4)- 162 pp. et un frontispice gravé (non signé) ; relié plein papier bradel orangé, rel. moderne. Edition originale de cette 1ère traduction française du premier roman anticlérical espagnol, (d' après Juan I. Perreras). L' originale espagnole, "Cornelia Bororquia, o La victima de la Inquisicion", paraît également en France, Paris, 1801. Le livre restera interdit par la censure espagnole jusqu' en 1820. Gutiérrez, ancien moine réfugié en France, sera rédacteur- en- chef de la "Gazette de Bayonne". Parmi ses probables sources d' inspiration, "Le Moine", de Lewis, et des oeuvres de Sade comme "Juliette" ou "Justine". Défauts mineurs, fort bon ex. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Recht des Besitzes. Eine civilistische Abhandlung.

      bey Heyer, Gießen 1803 - Gießen, bey Heyer, 1803. 8vo. XXXII, 495 S. (Angebunden:) SAVIGNY, Friedrich Carl von, Verbesserungen und Zusätze zur ersten Ausgabe der Abhandlung vom Besitz. Aus der zweiten Ausgabe besonders abgedruckt. Gießen, bey Heyer, 1806. 107 (recte 115) S. Neuerer Halbledereinband mit goldener Rückenprägung und Buntpapierbezug. Erste Ausgabe, mit den Verbesserungen und Zusätzen aus der zweiten Ausgabe. - Savigny (1779-1861) setzte mit seinem dogmatisch-historischen Werk über das Recht des Besitzes, das er als 24jähriger verfasste, einen eindrucksvollen Anfang. Die Monographie erregte grosses Aufsehen und zeigt den bestechenden Zivilrechtsdogmatiker, der in souveräner Stoff- und Quellenbeherrschung die römischrechtlichen Grundlagen in "Detail und Prinzip scharfsinnig vereinigte" (Rückert). Das Werk erlebte bis 1837 insgesamt sechs Auflagen. Mit der Edition wurde Savigny mit einem Schlage "unter die Klassiker der Nation erhoben", wie Adolf Friedrich Rudorff sich ausdrückte, um die Tragweite der Veröffentlichung passend zu formulieren. Rudorff war Schüler Savignys und brachte 1865 die siebente und damit letzte Ausgabe - 4 Jahre nach dem Tode des Lehrers - heraus. Wenige Monate nach ihrem Erscheinen war die erste Auflage bereits ausverkauft. Bereits 1806 erschien eine zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, ohne Vorwort. Zwischenzeitlich war Savigny zum Extraordinarius ernannt worden, was Savigny auch auf dem Titelblatt der zweiten Auflage vermerkte: Professor der Rechte in Marburg. Die nächsten Auflagen folgten mit grösseren Abständen. Die dritte erst 1818 in Berlin. Savigny war dort an der Universität eine Autorität, hatte die historische Rechtsschule begründet und war in ganz Europa unter den Romanisten bereits an die erste Stelle gerückt. 1842 wurde Savigny Minister in Preussen und gab seine Lehrverpflichtungen auf. - Die weiteren Auflagen der grossen Monographie: 2. Aufl. 1806, 3. Aufl. 1818, 4. Aufl. 1822, 5. Aufl. 1827, 6. Aufl. (= Ausgabe letzter Hand) 1837, 7. (= posthume) Aufl. von Rudorff 1865. Sprache: d [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide

      to the English tongue... A new edition, with alterations, improvements and additions. London : printed for G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, by J. Crowder and E. Hemsted, Warwick-Square, 1803. Small octavo, contemporary brown cloth boards (rubbed and stained), pastedowns and front endpaper with contemporary child's scribbling, front endpaper with modern biro inscription dated 1984; frontispiece engraved portrait of Charles Vyse, pp [6 preliminaries], 176, illustrated with [2] engraved plates with a total of 24 portraits of ethnic types and famous people, including a "Zealander" (Māori), an "Otaheitian" (Tahitian), a Kamchatkan, a Mexican and a Chinese; occasional browning and mild foxing, last leaf with short tears; binding sound. Rare. Vyse's popularThe new London spelling bookwas first published in London in 1800 (by S. Hamilton for G. and J. Robinson), and subsequently appeared in numerous editions up until 1845. The 1803 edition - of which no copy is located in COPAC or OCLC - is significant for its inclusion of the two comparatively early portraits of a New ZealandMāori and a Tahitian. Unrecorded in Australian and New Zealand collections.

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        Annales Politiques, Littéraires et Statistiques de Bordeaux, divisées en cinq parties [ Edition originale ] ; [ Formant ensemble un corps complet de recherches chronologiques, pour servir à l'Histoire ancienne et moderne de cette Ville, depuis sa fondation jusqu'en 1802 ]

      Imprimerie de Moreau. 4 vol. in-4 br. couverture d'origine, Chez l'Auteur, Chappuis, Bergeret, Laffite, Gintrac, Melon, Burkel, An IX - 1803, 1ère livraison : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 2 ff. (liste des souscripteurs), 72 pp. (signé et numéroté par Bernadau, n°322 série R) ; 2e livraison : 1 f., pp. 73-136 (signé et numéroté par Bernadau, n°166 série A) ; 3e livraison : 2 ff. pp. (dont liste supplémentaire des souscripteurs), pp. 137-200 (signé et numéroté par Bernadau, n°178 série A) ; 4e livraison : 1 f., pp. 201-268 (signé et numéroté par Bernadau, n°151 série A) ; avec 4 planches hors texte (Plan de Bordeaux, portrait de Montesquieu, plan du Gallien et 1 planche), une par livraison Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, dans sa condition d'origine, sous les couvertures de livraison d'origine et à toutes marges. Les deux dernières livraisons seront publiées par G. Bouchon en 1884, d'après le manuscrit original. Bon exemplaire (qq. frott. sur les couv., très bon état par ailleurs). Chaque livraison est numérotée et signée par Pierre Bernadau, chaque couverture portant un titre différent. En 1863 déjà, le Baron de Montesquieu pouvait écrire de cet ouvrage : "Je disais à Mr. Delpit que j'avais eu la bonne fortune de me procurer, et à bon marché, cet ouvrage devenu assez rare" Français

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        The cession of the district of Matavai in the island of Otahaite to Capt. James Wilson for the use of the missionaries sent thither by that society in the ship Duff

      A striking image showing Captain James Wilson accepting the island of Matavai (Tahiti) for the use of the London Missionary Society, as a result of their missionary expedition to the Island. In 1795 the LMS was established, plans to send an expedition to Tahiti were shortly put to action and as a result, 18 missionaries under Captain Wilson sailed towards the Pacific; in 1797 King Pomare (c. 1742 - 1803), first king of Tahiti and founder of the Pomare dynasty, granted the travellers the use of Matavai, however tensions soon appeared. As consequence to this, the mission lived until 1809, when the last of the missionaries left for Sidney. Wilson (1760 - 1814) brought the first missionaries aboard the Duff; he became the first to establish a mission in the South Seas. "He took notice of the London Missionary Society and offered his services to captain its ship, the Duff, on a voyage to deliver missionaries to South Pacific Islands" (Hill). The plate is not common; we haven't been able to locate any having sold at auction (AE).

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        Leben des Benvenuto Cellini, florentinischen Goldschmieds und Bildhauers, vom ihm selbst geschrieben. Uebersetzt und mit einem Anhange herausgegeben von Goethe. 2 Bände.

      Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1803. 8°. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait u. einem gest. Titel. 316 S., 4 Bll.; 1 Bl., 334 S., Grüne HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erste vollständige dt. Ausgabe; Vorabdrucke waren in den „Horen“ erschienen. - Die Autobiographie Cellinis, zwischen 1558 und 1566 entstanden, wurde erst 1728 erstmals gedruckt. Goethe übertrug das Werk nach der englischen Übertragung von Nugent ins Deutsche. - Einbände beschabt u. bestoßen. Vorsätze in den Ecken leimschattig. Name („Stürgkh“) am ersten Vorsatzblatt. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Goedeke IV/3, 316, 46; Hagen 286; Kippenberg 380. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Goethe, Cellini, Leben des Benvenuto Cellini, florentinischen Goldschmieds und Bildhauers, vom ihm selbst geschrieben. Uebersetzt und mit einem Anhange herausgegeben von Goethe

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        Improved Interest Tables at five percent. For every day of the year. London

      Printed by H. and R. Causton 1803 - First Edition. 8vo, vi, [729]pp, contemporary sheep [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Wider die Juden. Ein Wort der Warnung an alle unsere christliche Mitbürger. Vierte unveränderte Auflage.

      Berlin, Johann Wilhelm Schmidt, 1803. - 8°. 64 SS. Halb-Leinen d. Zt. "BEIGEBUNDEN: 2. Ders. Erklärung an das Publikum über meine Schrift: Wider die Juden. Fünfte Auflage. Ebda. 1803. 45 SS. - 3. Ders. Erster Nachtrag (alles Erschienene) zu seiner Erklärung über seine Schrift: Wider die Juden. Ein Anhang zur fünften Auflage. Ebda. 1803. 83 SS. - Sammlung aller drei Schriften des Juristen Grattenauer (1773-1828), der seit 1797 als Justizcommissarius am Kammergericht und Notar in Berlin wirkte und besonders scharf gegen die Juden polemisierte, denen er grundsätzlich menschliche Qualitäten wie Rechtschaffenheit, Ehrlichkeit und Treue absprach und die er mit "Orang-Utans" verglich. In seinen vorliegenden Schriften fordert er die Ausweisung oder (als für ihn lediglich zweitbeste Lösung) Ghettoisierung der Juden. - Wegen Differenzen mit seinen Kollegen wurde er 1804 entlassen und ließ sich danach in Breslau als Rechtsanwalt nieder. Außerdem begann er in Breslau eine rege Publikationstätigkeit. Viele seiner Schriften erschienen bei Johann Jakob Korn. Ein 1791 anonym erschienenes Buch gegen die Judenemanzipation, Ueber die physische und moralische Verfassung der heutigen Juden, wird ihm von neueren Autoren zugeschrieben, während es Zeitgenossen nicht unter seinen Werken aufführten. Grattenauer war bei Erscheinen erst 18 Jahre alt. Der Autor dagegen schreibt, er habe Teile des Buches bereits 1786 geschrieben und er habe jetzt aufgehört, ein öffentliches Amt zu bekleiden. Er behandelte besonders ihm persönlich bekannte Berliner Juden wie Moses Mendelssohn in abfälliger Weise. Moses Hirschel schrieb als Erwiderung: Apologie der Menschenrechte, Zürich 1793. Die Schrift Wider die Juden von 1803, erschien zunächst auch anonym, doch bekannte sich Grattenauer später zu ihr, nachdem sein Name bekannt geworden war. Sie wurde sechsmal aufgelegt, entfachte noch größeren Skandal als die Schrift von 1791 und veranlasste sogar die Regierung zu Zensurmaßnahmen. Unter den Gegenschriften war Für die Juden von Johann Wilhelm Andreas Kosmann und Bellerophon oder Der geschlagene Grattenauer, Hamburg 1803. Grattenauers Entlassung aus dem Staatsdienst folgte am 16. Februar 1804. Als Grund werden ?Unregelmäßigkeiten bei der Erhebung von Konkursgeldern? angegeben (Goedeke). Die zweijährige Festungshaft, zu der er verurteilt wurde, hat er offenbar nicht angetreten. " "- Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, sonst gut erhalten - mit den Nachträgen sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser. Vols I - II, 1803-1805

      91 ISSUES OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER, FROM ITS FIRST TWO YEARS OF PUBLICATION. Sydney : G. Howe, 1803-05. Two full calf clamshell cases, silk-lined with gilt-lettering, custom made to the highest standard, housing the first two years of issue. Vol. I (No. 1, March 5, 1803 - No. 52, February 26, 1804) : a bound run of 50 weekly issues [out of 52, lacking Nos. 1 and 8, supplied in separately bound facsimile],in a colonial Sydney binding (c. 1820), quarter calf over marbled paper boards, expertly conserved. The missing issues supplied in facsimile, presented in a separate binding styled to match. Vol. II (No. 53, March 4, 1804 - No. 104, February 24, 1805], 41 weekly issues (lacking nos. 53, 54, 68, 69, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 87, 90, 95), and additionally lacking the first leaves of nos. 79 and 91. Each issue comprises a single sheet folded into 4 pp foolscap with 3 printed columns of text on each page, the early and late issues with some water staining, but entirely legible, the majority of issues remarkably well preserved, with original folds (a minimal amount of tearing) and some toning and staining, a few issues inscribed with the original subscribers' names of either Mr. [William?] Hibbard or Mr. William Blake. The first issue of Australia's first newspaper, The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, was published on Saturday March 5 1803 by George Howe, a convict who had been appointed Government Printer due to his experience working on the London Times. In a despatch to Lord Hobart dated May 9 1803, Governor King refers to George Howe as an 'ingenious man' (Ferguson, 383). The newspaper was printed on a small wooden printing press which had been brought to the colony by Arthur Phillip in the First Fleet. David Collins (Account of the English Colony in New South Wales) noted in November 1795 that a young printer, George Hughes, had used the press to print numerous government notices and orders. Copies of some of these ephemeral printed items are held in the Record Office, London (Ferguson, Foster & Green. The Howes and their press, p.15). This almost certainly makes Hughes responsible for the very earliest Australian imprints (Ferguson, ibid.). George Howe had used the same press to print the colony's first book, The New South Wales General Standing Orders, in 1802, probably confirming him as the colony's second printer. Howe was also the editor of the Sydney Gazette, although the content of the newspaper was under strict government censorship. The establishment of a weekly newspaper in the colony had been an initiative of Governor King, and the publication originally acted as a medium for broadcasting official information about such matters as government proclamations, new civil regulations and court news. The newspaper also recorded on a weekly basis all the recent maritime activity at Port Jackson, including shipping arrivals and departures and cargo information. Auctions of goods, sales of land, personal and business notices, and lists of newly pardoned or emancipated convicts were also features of each issue. In its first year of publication, the Sydney Gazette was sold at sixpence per copy to 300 subscribers. The newspaper was ultimately to have a considerable lifespan, being in circulation up until 1842. It was printed by Howe until his death in 1821, then by his son Robert. In its final phase it was published thrice weekly by Robert Howe's apprentice. The newspaper's first masthead, used in these issues of 1803-05, bore the imprimatur Published by Authority, accompanied by the legend Thus We Hope to Prosper, and was a woodcut image of Port Jackson. Although John Lewin had produced some of his beautiful intaglio copper plate prints of natural history subjects as early as 1801, the primitive masthead of the first issue has been acknowledged as the first printed woodcut in the colony: 'The few buildings that made up Sydney Town in 1803 are silhouetted against the skyline; beside the cove a man ploughs a field; picks and spades in the foreground signify the transforming of the native earth; and a female figure is given a prominent position seated on some bales of produce. Together these elements were emblematic of the newspaper's motto....' (Roger Butler. Printed images in colonial Australia 1801-1901, p.91). The designer and cutter of the woodblock used for the masthead was possibly another convict, an Irish forger by the name of John Austin (Butler,ibid.). One of the original owners of these present newspapers appears to have been William Hibbard, a pardoned convict who had arrived in Sydney on the Royal Admiral in November 1800. Hibbard and Charlotte Williams are recorded as the parents of Mary Hibbard, born in Parramatta in 1804. Hibbard later married Williams in 1807 and they had five more children, all born in Parramatta. The other subscriber is one William Blake, probably the same William Blake (c.1775-1817) who had arrived at Port Jackson as a free man in April 1800 on board the Speedy, listed as a servant to Governor King. Blake later married Harriet Edwards at St. John's Church, Parramatta, on June 22 1807, and records show his occupation as shopkeeper in Sydney, at least between 1810 and his death in 1817. Due to its ephemeral nature and tiny circulation numbers, there are very few surviving copies of the early issues of the Sydney Gazette. As Ferguson (383) notes, 'Complete volumes of the early years of the Sydney Gazette are very rare, and even single numbers prior to 1820 do not often occur in the market.' In a very real sense, a near complete run of the first two years of the Sydney Gazette is an Australian printed treasure.

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        A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

      A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity.  [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of mount engraved 'Lieutt Coll Thoms Brisbane'; the sitter is portrayed with his hair powdered and wearing a white shirt, scarlet coat with gold epaulettes and black stock. Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860), colonial governor and astronomer, was born into an aristocratic Scottish family. After attending the University of Edinburgh and the English Academy, Kensington, he entered the army in 1789, with the commission of ensign in the 38th Regiment. Promoted to the rank of captain and then major, he served in Flanders and the West Indies between 1793 and 1799. He was subsequently made lieutenant-colonel in command of the 69th Regiment in Jamaica, where he served from 1800 to 1803. Invalided on half-pay, he spent the years 1803-1805 in England, and it was almost certainly during this period that the present miniature was painted. In 1810 he rose to colonel and was also elected a fellow of the Royal Society on the strength of studies in the field of astronomy he had undertaken in Edinburgh. In 1812 he achieved the rank of brigadier-general; he received a K.C.B. in 1815 and a K.C.H. in 1817. On the recommendation of the Duke of Wellington, Brisbane was appointed to succeed Macquarie as Governor of New South Wales in November 1820. He arrived in Sydney to take up his post in December 1821. Although the main tasks which faced him as Governor were related to addressing issues that had arisen from Commissioner Bigge's report - primarily the regulation of land ownership and security - Brisbane was able to appoint additional surveyors, with the result that the limits of the Colony were extended considerably. In 1823 John Oxley explored the region around Moreton Bay and named the Brisbane River after the Governor; in the following year a penal colony was established at Moreton Bay on Brisbane's orders. Aside from the expansion of the Colony and the creation of new settlements, Brisbane's achievements included the establishment of a Legislative Council; the introduction of trial by jury; the easing of government control of the press, which allowed for the first independent newspaper, Wentworth's Australian; stamping out abuses in the system of hired convict labour; the encouragement, as first patron of the New South Wales Agricultural Society, of experimentation with new crops such as tobacco, cotton and flax; and the building of an observatory in the grounds of Government House at Parramatta. At this time Van Diemen's Land was still under the Governor's jurisdiction, and Brisbane managed to maintain successful relationships with the successive lieutenant-governors William Sorell and George Arthur. Brisbane's liberalism was generally well received by the emancipists, but not by the so-called exclusives - the free settlers who comprised the majority of the leading colonists. The exclusives perceived Brisbane as a threat to their privileged position in the Colony. Indeed, the Governor's recall in 1825 was due in large part to the lobbying of a group of prominent exclusives, among them the Macarthurs, Samuel Marsden and John Dunmore Lang, who had applied political pressure against Brisbane through their complaints made in London about his policies. Brisbane's inability to work with his Colonial Secretary, Frederick Goulburn, also contributed to his recall. Immediately prior to Brisbane's departure from Sydney on 1 December 1825, the Civil Officers of the colony commissioned Augustus Earle to execute a portrait of him 'as a monument of the progress of the Fine Arts under the present Administration'. This portrait, now in Government House, Sydney, is considered to be Australia's first officially commissioned portrait. Nathaniel Plimer (1757-1822) was one of the pre-eminent English miniaturists of his day. He studied under the regency era painter Richard Cosway, and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1815 and at the Society of Artists in 1790-1791. Plimer lived most of his life in London, apart from about a decade (1804-1814) in Edinburgh. In London, he worked from 31 Maddox Street. Like his brother Andrew, Nathaniel stopped signing his work after 1789 (D. Foskett, Miniatures Dictionary and Guide, 1987, p.620). Provenance: Australian Book Auctions, Melbourne, 1 December 2008, lot 13; Australian private collection

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        The Hudson's Bay territories and Vancouver's island, with an exposition of the chartered rights, conduct, and policy of the Honorable Hudson's Bay Corporation.London, T. Brettell for T. and W. Boone, 1849. 8vo. With a large folding lithographed map by James Wild, hand-coloured in outline, and a woodengraving of an "Indian village at the Red River settlement". Original publisher's blind-blocked brown cloth.

      DNB XXXVI, pp. 293-294; Sabin 44915. Second edition of an interesting investigation of the policy, conduct and operations of the Hudson's Bay Company on the Pacific coast and in the Canadian north-west, by the historian and statistician Robert Montgomery Martin (1803(?)-1868). The Company was founded in 1670 and originally traded in fur, but also functioned as a de facto goverment in North America. In the 19th century the company grew and traded all sorts of wares. The first chapter deals with the geography and climate of the area, the second with the "constitution and working of the Hudson's Bay Company", the third with "the Indian population, their numbers, character and treatment by the Hudson's Bay Company", and the fourth with the "christian conduct and beneficent policy of the Hudson's Bay Company", closing with a summary.With a presentation inscription on title-page by the author. With library/deaccession stamps. Bookblock detached from binding, but otherwise in very good conditiona and wholly untrimmed.

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        Beschreibung der gangbaren Marokkanischen Gold- Silber- und Kupfer-Münzen nebst einem Anhange von einigen seltenen Münzen.

      Wien, Camesina, 1803. - 8vo (20.5 : 12.5 cm). 2 Bl., 53 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige, 1 gefaltete Kupfertafel. - Angebunden: Carl Ludwig Grotefend. Die Münzen der griechischen, parthischen und indoskythischen Könige von Baktrien und den Ländern am Indus. Hannover, Hahn, 1839. 8vo. 1 Bl., 111 S., (1) Tabellenseite, 1 Bl. Errata. Mit Titelvignette und 2 Tafeln in Lithographie. - Angebunden: Justus Olshausen. Die Pehlewi-Legenden auf den Münzen der letzten Sasaniden, auf den ältesten Münzen arabischer Chalifen, auf den Münzen der Ispehbed?s von Taberistan und auf indo-persischen Münzen des östlichen Iran, zum ersten Male gelesen und erklärt. Kopenhagen und Leipzig, 1843. 8vo. 82 S. Mit 1 lithographierten Tafel und 1 Textholzschnitt. Sammelband seltener Titel zur orientalischen Numismatik. - I: Um die Tafel ergänzte Separatausgabe, erstmals 1799 in Eichhorns Bibliothek der biblischen Litteratur erschienen. Dombay (1758-1810) war Schüler der Wiener orientalischen Akademie. Sein erster diplomatischer Einsatz erfolgte 1783 im Gefolge der kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft an den Hof von Marokko. Dombay wandte seine orientalistischen Kenntnisse auf den Alltag an, Früchte sind die 1800 erschienene Grammatica linguae Mauro-Arabicae und das vorliegende seltene Bändchen. - Schöner Antiqua-Druck auf geripptem Papier, sauber. - II: Stark gebräunt, letzte Bl. mit kleinen Randdefekten, die erste Tafel nach Versandschaden (Eckabriß und Hakenrisse am Kopf ohne Bildverlust) vor dem Binden aufgezogen. - III: Bedeutender Beitrag zur frühislamischen Numismatik, entziffert erstmals die Pahlavi-Inschriften später Sasaniden- und damit früher Kalifen-Münzen. - Stockfleckig, das letzte Blatt des vierten Bogens (p. 63/64) an dessen Anfang verheftet. Dunkelgrüner Leinenband um 1850 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung.

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        Herinneringen aan Japan.Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1833. 8vo. Contemporary motted gold-tooled calf. Rebacked with new endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 422; Cordier, Japonica, col. 488; Tiele, Bibl. 318. First edition, in the original Dutch, of Hendrik Doeff's recollections of Japan. Doeff was chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Dejima from 1803 to 1817. Well-versed in Japanese (he is known to have written Haiku), Doeff had a unique insight into Japanese culture, and his recollections are an important record of the Dutch-Japanese relations in a turbulent period, marked by English, Russian and French attempts to break the Dutch trade monopoly in Japan. Title-page restored, some spotting, neatly rebacked, as noted, overall in good condition.

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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. 31 x 20 cm. Wolfstieg 20834: "Selten. Im Anhang Studien von J. A. Schneider über Geschichte der Frmrei, der Loge Archimedes, über maur. Rechtsverhältnisse" u.a. - - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel mit altem Namenszug. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen.

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        Freymäurer-Bibliothek.

      Erstes bis Drittes Stück, in 3 Bdn. gebunden. Mit 3 gest. Titelvign. XI, 204 S. 7 Bll., 234 S. 8 Bll., 255 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 858. - Das erste Stück in der zweiten Auflage - Diese ersten drei Teile laut Wolfstieg hrg. von Joh. Alex. Hemmann und Joh. Wilh. Bernhard v. Hymmen. In anderen Verlagen und mit anderen Herausgebern erschienen bis 1803 noch 5 weitere Stücke. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. -Das erste Stück unbeschnitten, die beiden anderen unaufgeschnitten. Die Einbände etwas angestaubt, Rücken von Band 2 lose.

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        Vorlesungen über die Methode des akademischen Studiums.

      Tübingen, Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1803. 8vo. Uncut in the original wrappers. Most of spine-paper missing, but cords tight. Internally nice and clean, and with a few light pencilmarks. Old owner's name to title-page (dated 1900). IV, 326, (1) pp. First edition of Schelling's important treatise, in which he in 14 lectures put forward his thoughts about the academic education in the differenrt subjects at the universities. He also gives a synopsis of his own philosophy. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1775 - 1854), German philosopher and educator and a major figure of German idealism in the post-Kantian development in German philosophy. Living in Tübingen he became a friend of Hegel and Hölderlin. During his professorship at Jena in 1798 he was in close contact with leading figures of Romanticism and was also co-editor with Hegel of the Critical Journal of Philosophy. "Vorlesungen über die Methode des akademischen Studiums" is Schelling's Encyclopedia of philosophical sciences, according to which philosophy is the presupposition for all the special sciences. In it he argues that the task of the university is to properly hold the balancing relationship between the absolute knowledge and special knowledge.Schelling's lectures from 1803 give no didactic statements, but discuss, justify and emphasize the role and importance of the methodical scientific thinking for the free and general social education. Wilhelm Von Humboldt's model concerning education, Prussian education system, which is based on the idea of freedom and the principle of unity, instituted compulsory attendance, specific training for teachers, national testing for all students, national curriculum set for each grade and mandatory kindergarten, is large built upon Schelling's ideas presented in the present work.

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        REPERTOIRE DU THEATRE FRANCOIS, OU RECUEIL DES TRAGEDIES ET COMEDIES RESTEES AU THEATRE DEPUIS ROTROU EN 18 TOMES NUMEROTES DE 2 A 23 - MANQUE TOME 1 + TOME 3 + TOME 5 + TOME 6 + TOME 8.

      CHEZ PERLET 1803 - ROD0108592: 18 TOMES : 2+4+7+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23 : environ 400-500 pages pour chaque tome. Quelques illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte, quelques-unes sous serpente. MANQUE TOME 1 + TOME 3 + TOME 5 + TOME 6 + TOME 8. - 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES - TOME 2 (TRAGEDIES 2) + TOME 4 (TRAGEDIES 4) + TOME 7 (DRAMES) + TOME 9 (COMEDIES 2) + TOME 10 (COMEDIES 3) + TOME 11 (COMEDIES 4) + TOME 12 (COMEDIES 5) + TOME 13 (COMEDIES 6) + TOME 14 (COMEDIES 7) + TOME 15 (COMEDIES 8) + TOME 16 (COMEDIES 9) + TOME 17 (COMEDIES 10) + TOME 18 (COMEDIES 11) + TOME 19 (COMEDIES 12) + TOME 20 (COMEDIES 13) + TOME 21 (COMEDIES 14 ) + TOME 22 (COMEDIES 15) + TOME 23 (COMEDIES 16). INCOMPLET. In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos très frotté. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 792-Théâtre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire, illustrated by a Series of Seventy-three Engravings. With Descriptions in English and French.

      London: W. Miller, 1803 - Folio (351 × 268 mm). Contemporary full calf expertly re-backed, title gilt to the spine, raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt and blind, boards similarly attractively tooled with concentric panels in gilt and blind, pearl and thread edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, floral roll to the turn-ins. A little rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, slight discolouration of the joints, repairs to the corners, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, some light browning, a very good copy. 73 fine hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley, original guards in place. First edition, first issue, plates and text watermarked 1796 as called for by Abbey. The preface asserts that "the authenticity of the present work is undoubted", with good grounds since the plates are reproduced, enlarged, from those in Johann Gottlieb Georgi's Rußland, published St. Petersburg , 1776-80, with a French language edition published simultaneously with the German edition, and an English edition in 1780-83. Georgi was one of the savants drawn to Catherine the Great's Russian Enlightenment, and undertook the first scientific ethnographic study of Greater Russia, enquiring into the cultures on the fringes, the Finns, Tatars, Samoyeds, Manchurians, Mongols and Cossacks, and published the earliest scholarly account of Siberian Shamanism and Mongol Buddhism. All of these ethnic groups are illustrated in this superb suite of plates, with great attention paid to the details of their characteristic costume. Abbey Travel 244; Colas 703; Lipperheide 1342. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions. A New Edition, very much Enlarged.

      London: J. Johnson, 1803 - Quarto (275 × 211 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, gilt broad roll-tool border on sides, rebacked to style retaining the original dark green label, marbled edges, drab endpapers. Occasional light spotting, paper flaws in blank margins at 3O3 and 3Z3. An excellent tall copy. Bookplate on front pastedown of Harriot Beauclark, Duchess of St Albans (1777?–1837), actress and banker, wife of the banker Thomas Coutts. Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work. He did not claim originality for the idea that population tends to outrun the food supply. In the preface to the second edition he stated that in writing the first edition he had deduced the principle of population from the writings of David Hume, Robert Wallace, Adam Smith, and Richard Price, but that in the intervening period he had become aware that much more had been published on the subject. He nevertheless believed that even more remained to be done, especially in describing the means by which populations are checked and in drawing out the practical implications of the principle of population. In the second edition, he made clear what was only implicit in the first, that prudential restraint should, if humanly possible, be 'moral restraint'—that is, delayed marriage accompanied by strictly moral pre-marital behaviour, although he admitted that moral restraint would not be easy and that there would be occasional failures. Whereas in the first edition he had said that all the checks to population would involve either misery or vice, in the second edition he attempted to lighten this 'melancholy hue' (Essay on the Principle of Population, 1st edn, 1798, iv) and 'to soften some of the harshest conclusions of the first essay' (2nd edn, 1803, vii) by arguing that moral restraint, if supported by an education emphasizing the immorality of bringing children into the world without the means of supporting them, would tend to increase rather than diminish individual happiness" (ODNB). Einaudi 3668; Goldsmiths' 18640; Kress B.4701.

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        Reisen der Zöglinge zu Schnepfenthal.

      Schnepfenthal, Verlage der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1799-1803. - 2 Bände. Kl.-8°. (4), 218 S., (1) Bl.; (4), 272, (4) S. Mit 1 gest. Titelvign. und 2 gest. Frontisp. Halblederbände der Zeit. Zweite gekürzte Ausgabe? Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744-1811) publizierte 1784-1793 ein sechsbändiges Werk "Reisen der Salzmannischen Zöglingen". Nach Aufenthalten in Rohrborn und Erfurt als Pfarrer tätig gründete er anfangs 80er-Jahre des 18. Jh. die "Erziehungsantstalt Schenpfenthal", wobei er vorher schon reichlich pädagogoische Erfahrungen sammeln konnte und mehrere Werke zu diesem Thema publizierte. "1783 legte Salzmann Hzg. Ernst II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg den Entwurf einer Erziehungsanstalt vor und erhielt für sein Vorhaben längerfristige Förderung. In seiner pädagogischen „Pflanzstätte" am naturnahen Standort Schnepfenthal bildete er Menschen heran, die zur Entwicklung und Humanisierung gesellschaftlichen Lebens beitragen sollten. Einige seiner Mitarbeiter leisteten methodisch-didaktische Pionierarbeit, z. B. Bernhard Heinrich Blasche (1766–1832) für den Werkunterricht und Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759–1839) für den Sport- und den Geographieunterricht, der in Schnepfenthal u. a. Karl Ritter (1779–1859) unterrichtete. Mit ihren Lehrbüchern inspirierten sie die schulische Arbeit weit über den dt. Sprachraum hinaus. Der Kupferstecher Johann Carl Ausfeld (1782–1851) und der Maler und Porträtist Carl Buddeus (1775–1864) brachten die bildnerische Erziehung auf hohes Niveau. Der Unterricht war curricular breit angelegt und wurde durch gärtnerische und handwerklich-technische Aktivitäten sowie durch Ämter für wirtschaftliche Aufgaben in Schule und Haus ergänzt, die lebenspraktische Kompetenzen vermitteln sollten" (NDB). - Papier etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herinneringen aan Japan.Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1833. 8vo. Contemporary motted gold-tooled calf. Rebacked with new endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 422; Cordier, Japonica, col. 488; Tiele, Bibl. 318. First edition, in the original Dutch, of Hendrik Doeff's recollections of Japan. Doeff was chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Dejima from 1803 to 1817. Well-versed in Japanese (he is known to have written Haiku), Doeff had a unique insight into Japanese culture, and his recollections are an important record of the Dutch-Japanese relations in a turbulent period, marked by English, Russian and French attempts to break the Dutch trade monopoly in Japan. Title-page restored, some spotting, neatly rebacked, as noted, overall in good condition.

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        Catalogus van een uitmuntende Verzameling Fraaie Schilderyen, Meest door Nederlandsche en andere Meesters. Welke alle zullen Verkogt worden ten huize van de Hr. en Mr. L. H. De Haze Bomme, op de Vlasmarkt te Middelburg in Zeeland: op den 15 December 1803, door den Konstkooper Willem la Cable [sic: Cabbe], Alwaar deze Catalogus te bekomen is

      Middelburg: S. van Benthem, Boekverkooper, in den Kortendelft, 1803. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo; [2], 10 pp. 63 lots, unpriced. Recent sympathetic wrappers. Tear to gutter margin of last leaf, fore edge uncut. This rare sale catalogue lists a number of significant Dutch and Flemish paintings by such masters as Pieter de Bloot, van der Laan, Isaac van Ostade, Jan Huchtenburg, Jan Horemans, Pieter Nollekens, Cornelis Troost, Dirck Hals, and Aelbert Cuyp, and even David Teniers the Elder. The catalogue, although now unfindable, was certainly important to Hofstende de Groot who cited it no less than twenty times. OCLC cites only the RKD database, which references a microfilm of the Rijksmuseum copy. Lugt 6721. Ours is the only copy currently on the market.

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        Monsieur Botte EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Barba., 1803. Fine. chez Barba., à Paris 1803, in 12 (10,5x17,3cm), iv, 223pp. et iv , 207pp. et iv, 220pp. et 236pp., quatre volumes reliés. - Edition originale illustrée de 4 frontispices dessinés par Huot et gravés par Texier. Demi Veau brun d'époque. Plats de papier bleu. spine lisse orné de 4 fers concentriques et de roulettes. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons noires. Bon exemplaire. Rousseurs. Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Épinoy, dit Pigault-Lebrun, est un romancier et dramaturge français né en 1753 à Calais et mort en 1835 à La Celle-Saint-Cloud. Pigault Lebrun est à la source même du roman populaire français qui s'épanouira au XIXe avec Dumas et Sue. Sa vie fut aussi mouvementée que son oeuvre. Il fit la fortune de l'éditeur Barba qui rédigea sa biographie. On attend encore des rééditions de cet auteur excellent. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 4 frontispices dessinés par Huot et gravés par Texier. Reliures en demi veau brun d'époque. Plats de papier bleu. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers concentriques et de roulettes. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons noires. Bon exemplaire. Rousseurs. Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Épinoy, dit Pigault-Lebrun, est un romancier et dramaturge français né en 1753 à Calais et mort en 1835 à La Celle-Saint-Cloud. Pigault Lebrun est à la source même du roman populaire français qui s'épanouira au XIXe avec Dumas et Sue. Sa vie fut aussi mouvementée que son oeuvre. Il fit la fortune de l'éditeur Barba qui rédigea sa biographie. On attend encore des rééditions de cet auteur excellent.

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

      Paris, F. Dufart, An XI-XII [1803-1804]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). Over 5,461 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 77 engraved, hand-coloured plates. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) grey boards with paper label on spine.l The complete ichthyology, in the rare hand-coloured edition, of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812), "membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes et littéraires". This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, also in very fine hand-colouring, and one large folded table of the ichthyological system. Uncut. Some faint dampstaining to, mainly, the inner corners of a few volumes, sometimes more extensively stained, especially on the text pages. The plates are generally clean, with bright colouring. In all a good, unmarked complete set. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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        Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde. Ou histoire des trois Manuce et de leurs éditions

      Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1803. 3 vols. in 2, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 446, [2]; [4], 250, [44], 4, [2]; bound with supplement of 1812, [4], ix, [1], 149, [7]; two portrait frontispieces; maroon straight-grain morocco-backed orange boards, smooth gilt-paneled spine gilt-lettered direct, pages uncut and partially unopened; bookplate and early owner's name on front pastedown; occasional foxing, extremities a bit worn and soiled, overall a very good and sound set of an early history of the Manutius family and the Aldine Press, which would remain the most essential guide to the press throughout the 19th century.

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        Report from the Committee upon the Distilleries in Scotland. Reported by the Right Honourable Sylvester Douglas, 11 June 1798.

      [London:] House of Commons,, 1803. [in:] Reports from Committees of the House of Commons. Re-printed by Order of the House. Vol. XI. Miscellaneous Subjects: 1782 — 1799.] Folio (425 x 260 mm). Recent half calf, raised bands within gilt rules to spine, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, marbled sides. Text in double column. Engraved hand-coloured folding map, 11 engraved plates depicting distillery apparatus, tables throughout. Short worm-track to top margin of first 5 leaves, the text never affected, the occasional spot or mark. A very good copy. First collected edition of these fifteen parliamentary reports, including Sylvester Douglas's indispensable two-part survey of the Scottish whisky industry, and three further reports, together illustrating the culmination of parliament's continued attempts to regulate the Scottish distilleries over the course of the eighteenth century following the Act of the Union in 1707. First is a series of three reports submitted by William Eden between 24 December 1783 and 23 March 1784 and discussing the smuggling of various commodities, including whisky. The first of these three also touches on "frauds in the internal duties on brewery, distillery, malt"; the second focuses on Scotland, demonstrating "both the forcible and piratical practices, as also the inland smuggling of foreign goods", and outlines details regarding exemption from and evasion of distillery duties; the third proposes methods of preventing the smuggling trade, and gives a list of bounties, premiums and allowances. The year, 1784, saw the introduction of the Wash Act, one of the formative moments in the history of the distilleries. It lowered whisky duties in England and the Scottish Lowlands, but maintained the taxes on all distilleries above a rigid "Highland Line". Production in the Lowlands increased enormously, leading to protests by the English distillers and the Scotch Distillery Act of 1786, which imposed an extra duty on liquor exported to England. As a consequence the Lowland distillers developed a shallow still which could be worked off in minutes, producing spirit of reduced quality but still sufficient for English distillers to rectify it into gin. Exports therefore by no means ceased, and the Lowland Licence Act was passed in 1788, forcing Scottish distilleries to give a year's notice before exporting, a measure which led to mass bankruptcies among the major Lowland distilleries, and a renewed increase in illegal distillation and smuggling. Faced with the confusion of lobbies and counter-lobbies, in 1797 the government appointed whig politician Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie (1743-1823) to chair a select committee with a brief "to enquire into the best mode of levying and collection the duties upon the distillation of corn spirits in Scotland". "Under the chairmanship of the Rt Hon. Sylvester Douglas, whose energy one can only marvel at, evidence was taken, witnesses called and examined, excise records poured over and two substantial reports (June 1798 and July 1799) produced. They are a remarkable, detailed and lively record of the state of the industry at the end of the 18th century, wonderfully illustrated and with a wealth of information. The Committee heard from every figure of substance in the industry and received a mass of contradictory submissions and evidence from interested parties. It is worthy of detailed analysis in its own right … Eventually the Committee's recommendations … were for a continuance of the licence system, increased surveys by excise officers, higher Lowland taxes, additional taxes on excess production above the limits set by the distilling licence and abolition of the Highland line" (Buxton and Hughes, The Science and Commerce of Whisky, p. 59). Legislation was enacted in 1800, and although repeated bans over the next decade hampered its effectiveness, further legislation, measures taken by the large estate-owners (including clearances), and the establishment of modern, licensed distilleries such as Breackla (1812), Teaninich (1817) and Clynelish (1819) meant that "the foundation for the modern industry had now been laid" (idem, p. 61).

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        [Autograph letter, signed, of recommendation for Louis Bresnier].Paris, 9 September 1836. Folio (36 x 23 cm). Letter in brown ink on wove paper.

      Signed autograph letter of recommendation by the Parisian nobleman, professor of oriental languages at the Collège Royale de France in Paris and director of Napolean's Imprimerie Imperiale from 1803 to 1815, Jean-Joseph Marcel (1776-1854), for his student Louis Bresnier (1814-1869), supporting his appointment to the chair of Arabic at the Collège in Algiers. The letter is dated 9 September 1836, the year that Silvestre de Sacy appointed Bresnier to that chair. France had taken Algiers from the Ottoman Empire in 1830 and established the chair in Arabic there in 1832. Bresnier held the chair to his death in 1869, and it was during his tenure that the Collège gained a high reputation for its Arabic scholarship. Marcel had accompanied Napoleon's troops on their Egyptian campaign and laid the groundwork that helped Champollion decipher the Egyptian hieroglyphs of the Rosetta Stone, discovered during that campaign in 1799. He is perhaps best known for his 1805 Oratio Dominica in 150 languages, printed for Napoleon, who knighted him for his services.Formerly folded into eighths and showing some discolouration and minor wear along the folds, but otherwise in very good condition. An original document of the beginnings of a great Arabist's career.

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        Traité élémentaire de physique

      1803. relié. Bon état. A Paris, imprimerie de Delance et Lesueur, an XII (1803). 2 volumes in/8 reliure demi-basane havane, dos lisse à caissons dorés et pièces de titres rouge et verte, vol. 1 : 426 p., 8 pl. - vol.2 : 445 p., 16 pl. Rousseurs claires éparses. L'abbé René Just Haüy, né le 28 février 1743 mort en 1822, minéralogiste français, fondateur, avec Jean-Baptiste Romé de L'Isle de la cristallographie géométrique.

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        Herinneringen aan Japan.Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1833. 8vo. Contemporary motted gold-tooled calf. Rebacked with new endpapers.

      - Alt-Japan-Katalog 422; Cordier, Japonica, col. 488; Tiele, Bibl. 318. First edition, in the original Dutch, of Hendrik Doeff's recollections of Japan. Doeff was chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Dejima from 1803 to 1817. Well-versed in Japanese (he is known to have written Haiku), Doeff had a unique insight into Japanese culture, and his recollections are an important record of the Dutch-Japanese relations in a turbulent period, marked by English, Russian and French attempts to break the Dutch trade monopoly in Japan. Title-page restored, some spotting, neatly rebacked, as noted, overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis d'Amérique suivi d'éclaircissemens sur la Floride, sur la colonie Française au Scioto, sur quelques colonies Canadiennes et sur les sauvages. Enrichi de quatre planches gravées, dont deux cartes géographiques et une coupe figurée de la chûte de Niagara.

      - Paris, Courcier et Dentu, 1803. Two volumes in one. 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 cm). Two half titles, two title pages, [[iv], xvi, 532 pp. (pagination is continuous); two engraved folding maps, two folding engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with gilt vignettes and ornamental borders in empire-style, and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l Rare first edition and one of the first books to treat North American climate and soils and geology and especially renowned because it contains the first geological map of North America. The early, large view and map of the Niagara Falls is of special interest. Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney (1757-1820) was a French philosopher, abolitionist, historian, orientalist, and politician "In 1795 he undertook a journey to the United States, where he was accused (1797) by John Adams' administration of being a French spy sent to prepare for the reoccupation of Louisiana by France and then to the West Indies. Consequently, he returned to France. The results of his travels took form in his Tableau du climat et du sol des États-Unis (1803)" (Wikipedia). In the rear is an interesting vocabulary of what the author calls "Langue des Miamis" into French. Hinges a bit worn; two small repairs on a map. In all a very good, clean, unmarked copy. DSB 14, pp. 68-69; Sabin, 100692. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deux candélabres composés par Raphael Sanzio d'Urbin, et Michel-Ange Buonaroti; d'après le concours ouvert entr'eux, par les Papes Jules II et Léon X, environ l'an 1518. Dédiés au citoyen Chaptal, Ministre de l'Intérieur, membre de l'Institut national de France.

      Paris, Joubert, 1803. Large Folio (59.5 x 41.5 cm). 4 pp. Four large, engraved plates. Later mottled half sheep over treecalf resembling paper boards. Black morocco label with gilt title. Original printed wrappers bound in.l This work shows two, probably life-size designs for candle sticks, designed by Renaissance artists Raphael and Michelangelo, on the occasion of a contest organized by Popes Julius II and Leo X. Each leaf shows either the top, or the foot of a candle. The wrapper text, extensively describing the candelabras is printed in French and in English, in two columns, Armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Some, mostly marginal, spotting. Otherwise a very good copy. Rare.

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        Svensk Botanik.

      - Stockholm, Carl Delén, Norstedt & Söner, Grahn, Nordström and Palmblad in Upsala, 1803-1843. In 11 volumes. 8vo (21.6 x 12.6 cm). With 774 handcoloured engraved plates (several larger, folded), each with an accompanying text leaf, 71 pp. of supplementary text bound in the rear of the first six volumes, three correction pages and a total of 131 pp. of index [complete]. Volumes 1-7 in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with six gilt decorated compartments and black morocco label with gilt title. Volumes 8-11 expertly bound to match, volume 11 with original printed front wrapper, and printed wrappers to the general index bound in.l Very rare complete set of this major Swedish flora and one of the finest Swedish works ever produced (Lindberg, Swedish Books). All volumes except the first one in first edition (vol I in the 1803 second edition). Includes the very rare 11th and last volume. Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811) was a Swedish Captain in the cavalry and a botanical artist. The original drawings can be found in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. This work has a very complicated and long history of publication - it took over 40 years to complete the publication. Because of the beauty of the illustrations, Palmstruch became known as the "Swedish Sowerby". Palmstruch had learned to draw from his teacher, Louis-Jean Desprez (1743-1804) and modeled this work after the "Flora Danica" and Sowerby's "English Botany". The co-editor of the first volume was Carl Wilhelm Venus (1770-1851). Authors of the text include, Conrad Quensel (1767-1806), Olaf Peter Swartz (1760-1818) and Gustav Johan Bilberg (1772-1844). After Palmstruch died (from volume 7 onwards), the artistic work was continued by Lars Levi Laestadius, A. J. Agrelius, P. F. Wahlberg, and others. Our copy of the Svensk Botanik also includes the rare 24 pp. index, with its original yellow wrappers, including the systematic name index to all volumes, and the original front wrapper of issues 1-3 of volume 11. Parts 10-12 of volume 11 remained unpublished. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science stopped publication because of the high costs. To make things worse, parts 1-9 (published) perished in a fire at the printers which destroyed all the stock. Very few parts survived. Provenance: the nice botanical/armorial bookplate of Johannis Hus Bibliothek pasted in on front in all volumes; the name Ernst G. Thorin inscribed in the top margin of the front free endpapers. Title of volume 8 soiled and with a paper restoration and in volume 6 one text page lightly damaged. Only some very faint foxing in the first few volumes in the text but plates untouched. Overall a very good set with fresh and fine plates and especially rare, including the 11th and last volume, which is hardly ever present. Lindberg 55; Nissen BBI, 2223; Stafleu and Cowan, 7247. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      - Paris, F. Dufart, An XI-XII [1803-1804]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). Over 5,461 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 77 engraved, hand-coloured plates. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) grey boards with paper label on spine.l The complete ichthyology, in the rare hand-coloured edition, of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812), "membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes et littéraires". This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, also in very fine hand-colouring, and one large folded table of the ichthyological system. Uncut. Some faint dampstaining to, mainly, the inner corners of a few volumes, sometimes more extensively stained, especially on the text pages. The plates are generally clean, with bright colouring. In all a good, unmarked complete set. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer Geschichte der Leibeigenschaft in Pommern und Rügen : nebst einer Einleitung in die alte teutsche Leibeigenschaft.

      Berlin, Verl. der Realschulbuchhandlung, 1803. X, 275 S. ; 20 cm Halbleder Exemplar in altersgemäßem Bestzustand. Erste Ausgabe: WG 23, 10 - Schäfer/Schawe 101 - Loh 98 Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie, Geschichte Deutschlands

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        von Napoleon Bonaparte in seiner Fuktion als ester Konsul signiertes Kapitänspatent vom 30. Frucitdor XI (17. September 1803) für Étienne Francois Girard. Ebenfalls signiert von Louis Alexandre BERTHIER, Kriegsminister und Hugues Bernard MARET, Staatssekretär Ebenfalls

       1803. 7 x 10,5 cm. Pergamenturkunde mit Papiersiegel der ersten Französischen Republik. Pergament von alter Hand restauriert, in hervorragendem Zustand. Druck und Schrift klar lesbar.Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Etienne François Girard (1766-1846) est un militaire français, colonel d\'état-major en état de retraite, lors de sa première nomination de maire. Carrière militaire[modifier | modifier le code] Entré comme soldat au Régiment de Neustrie, le 27 juillet 1784, il monte en grade rapidement : le 20 juillet 1789, il devient caporal ; le 4 juin 1791, il devient sergent : Il participe à la campagne d\'Alger, et au siège de Toulon ; le 30 frimaire an II, il devient sous-lieutenant. Le 12 fructidor an III, il est nommé aide de camp du général Guilbert. Le 2 pluviose an V; il est nommé au 69e régiment, avec le grade de capitaine. Il participe à la Campagne d\'Italie, et sera également en Allemagne, Prusse, Espagne et Portugal. Lors de ses combats, il sera blessé par 4 fois2.Carrière politique - Maire de Toulon[modifier | modifier le code] Il est nommé à trois reprises maire de la commune de Toulon :par ordonnance royale du 17 novembre 1819, en remplacement de François Morin de Louvigne, décédé, installé le 4 décembre 1819. Il est confirmé dans ses fonctions lors du renouvellement quinquennal, par ordonnance royale du 14 mars 1821, installé le 7 avril suivant et donne sa démission le 11 mai 1822, remplacé par Jean Baptiste Lacroix, vicomte Charrier de Moissard. Après la Révolution de 1830, il est nommé maire par ordonnance royale du 1er octobre 1830, en remplacement de Casimir Chrysostome Martini, maire provisoire, installé le 12 octobre 1830. Il démissionne le 26 mars 1832, remplacé par l\'avocat Jean Guieu. Nommé une troisième fois maire de Toulon par ordonnance royale du 31 décembre 1836, en remplacement de son prédécesseur. Arrivé au terme de son mandat le 6 septembre 1837, il est remplacé par le colonel du génie en retraite, Charles Antoine Pinot, lors du renouvellement triennal. « Souvenirs militaires du Colonel Girard 1766-1846 », aux éditions du grenadier, (ISBN 978-2758700692)3 Lager 1 Autogramm, Autographe, Autograph signiert signed signature unterschrift Toulon

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        MILITARIA. - Preußen. - Dragoner., "Dragoner Reg. Churfürst Pfalz Baiern im Lager bei Berlin." Blick auf das Zeltlager des I. Preußischen Dragonerregiments während des Herbstmanövers bei Borne unweit Potsdam 1803. Geruhsames Lagerleben mit abgesessenen Reitern.

      Altkolorierte Aquatintaradierung von Johann Friedrich Frick nach Carl Wilhelm Kolbe, Berlin, 1803, 40 x 51 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S. 451. - Kurfürst Max Joseph von der Pfalz (später König Maximilian I. von Bayern) war seit 1797 nominell Inhaber des Regiments. - Gerahmt. Detailreiches, sehr genaues, uniformkundlich interessantes Blatt. Dekorative Graphik, Militaria, Pferde, Preussen, Regimentsgeschichte, Reiten

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        MILITARIA. - Preußen. - Kürassiere., "Küraßier Reg. Schleinitz im Lager bei Berlin." Blick auf das Zeltlager des 2. Preußischen Kürassierregiments während des Herbstmanövers bei Borne unweit Potsdam 1803. Lagerleben mit Reitern, vorne ein Offizier zu Pferde.

      Altkolorierte Aquatintaradierung von Johann Friedrich Frick nach Carl Wilhelm Kolbe, Berlin, 1803, 40 x 51 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S. 451. - Oberst (später Generalmajor) Andreas Dietrich Traugott Freiherr von Schleinitz (1738 - 1808) war von 1802 bis 1805 Kommandeur des 2. Kürassierregiments und seit 1793 Träger des Ordens "Pour le Mérite". - Gerahmt. Detailreiches, sehr genaues, uniformkundlich interessantes Blatt. Dekorative Graphik, Militaria, Pferde, Preussen, Regimentsgeschichte, Reiten

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        Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, le physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.

      - Paris, Theodore Dabo, 1803. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm) with one fine engraved portrait by B. Roger and 34 engraved plates. Original blind wrappers.l Rare atlas to this important comparative anatomical monograph by the Dutch physician, anatomist, zoologist, and palaeontologist Petrus Camper (1722-1789) on apes and, particularly, on elephants, manatees, and horses, with some unusual, if not original, views (e.g. the elephant, from below). Also covers frogs, etc. Another novel idea in comparative zoology is the juxtaposition, with the spine as centre, of a human and a horse. "One of the first scholar to study comparative anatomy, Petrus Camper demonstrated the principle of correlation in all organisms by the mechanical exercise he called a 'metamorphosis'. In his 1778 lecture, 'On the points of similarity between the human species, quadrupeds, birds, and fish; with rules for drawing, founded on this similarity,' he metamorphosed a horse into a human being, thus showing the similarity between all vertebrates." (Wikipedia). The plates are by C. Picquenot. Wrapper's edges rather tattered. Plates uncut, some light spotting to a few plates. A good copy. Nissen ZBI, 796. Not in Wood. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arte esfigmica; ó, Semeyotica pulsoria

      Jaoquin Domingo, Pamplona 1803 - First edition, with half-title. XXXVI, 334 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Only 2 copy located in OCLC. Later half calf and cloth, uncut, marginal repair to bottom corner of half title and title pages XXXVI, 334 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Yosan Hiroku [Secret Notes on the Cultivation of Silkworms]

      Many fine single & double-page illus. 30; 39; 28 folding leaves. Three vols. Large 8vo, orig. blue silk covered wrappers, block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Kyoto, Edo, & Osaka: 1803. First edition of one of the most important Japanese works on sericulture and one of the first Japanese technological works to be translated into a European language. A copy of the present work had been smuggled by Siebold from Nagasaki to Holland where it was translated by Hoffmann (1805-78), a Dutch government language specialist who had a thorough knowledge of Japanese. The 1848 translation (Yo san fi rok. L'Art d'Élever les Vers à Soie au Japon) was edited by Matthieu Bonafou (1793-1852), a member of a leading silk manufacturing family in Lyons and Turin, and director of the botanical gardens of Turin. As a result of the silkworm plague which was then damaging the European silk industry, he was deeply involved in the improvement of the production of different varieties of both silkworms and mulberry trees. Bonafou was interested in Chinese and Japanese methods of sericulture which led him to engage in translating and editing a series of relevant classic Chinese and Japanese texts for comparative purposes. The present work was deeply influential in Japan as well. It summarized many of the most advanced techniques - both Chinese and Japanese - in use in various regions of the country. Kamigaki presented his information in a succinct and straightforward style with attractive illustrations which made it readily comprehensible to ordinary farmers. This book is very handsomely printed and illustrated. The woodcuts depict all the steps in sericulture: incubation and rearing of worms, cocoons, selection of eggs for reproduction, techniques of keeping rooms warm enough to enhance hatching, the mulberry tree and its cultivation, feeding the silkworms with mulberry leaves, tools, making the silk, manufacturing fabrics, looms, etc., etc. Kamigaki (1753-1808), was a sericulturist and researcher who travelled throughout Japan to study the subject. A lovely set of this handsome work, unusually bound in silk, which suggests it is a deluxe copy. Preserved in an early wooden box. Minor worming to covers and a few leaves. ❧ See Claudio Zanier's quite wonderful on-line article "Overcoming the Barrier of the Alps. Silk and Intellectual Legacy of Mathieu Bonafous between Lyon and Turin." Andrew O. Urevbu, "Culture and Technology. A Study on the 1997 Theme," on-line resource, p. 36-39.

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        The Art of Preserving Health.

      London: printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies,, 1803. A New Edition. To which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem by J. Aikin. Octavo (154 x 95 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, sensitively rebacked to style preserving original morocco title label, gilt roll to borders of boards and to board edges, marbled endpapers, blue speckled edges. Four engraved plates by Stothard. Some rubbing to the extremities, excellent condition. The copy of Anne Isabella, Lady Byron (née Milbanke), with her autograph ownership inscription to the first blank, with a slip pasted over it bearing her married name in Lord Byron's hand. John Armstrong (1709-79) was a Scottish-born physician and the author of several poems and essay. The Art of Preserving Health, his best known work, is considered one of the best didactic poems in the language ("those who value austere imagination and weighty diction cannot afford to neglect Armstrong's masterpiece" DNB), and was first printed in 1744. This copy, with the half-title, is a reprint of the new edition of 1795, which was the first to include the Stothard Plates and critical essay by Aikin. The association is a fascinating one in the light of Lord Byron's noted hypochondria, and Milbanke's concerns for his physical and mental health. It is also a keen demonstration of the combative relationship that typified their brief marriage, in that it was the husband's hand, and not the wife's, that overlaid her married name - especially when she was so sensitive about her complex lineage. A later pencil annotation to the front free endpaper verso verifies Milbanke and Byron's inscriptions, and notes that the book was given "by Lady Noel-Byron" to Sophia Coussmaker, 22nd Baroness de Clifford (1791-1874).

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        The Art of Preserving Health. A New Edition. To which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem by J. Aikin.

      London: printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1803 - Octavo (154 x 95 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, sensitively rebacked to style preserving original morocco title label, gilt roll to borders of boards and to board edges, marbled endpapers, blue speckled edges. Some rubbing to the extremities, excellent condition. Four engraved plates by Stothard. The copy of Anne Isabella, Lady Byron (née Milbanke), with her autograph ownership inscription to the first blank, with a slip pasted over it bearing her married name in Lord Byron's hand. John Armstrong (1709-79) was a Scottish-born physician and the author of several poems and essay. The Art of Preserving Health, his best known work, is considered one of the best didactic poems in the language ("those who value austere imagination and weighty diction cannot afford to neglect Armstrong's masterpiece" DNB), and was first printed in 1744. This copy, with the half-title, is a reprint of the new edition of 1795, which was the first to include the Stothard Plates and critical essay by Aikin. The association is a fascinating one in the light of Lord Byron's noted hypochondria, and Milbanke's concerns for his physical and mental health. It is also a keen demonstration of the combative relationship that typified their brief marriage, in that it was the husband's hand, and not the wife's, that overlaid her married name - especially when she was so sensitive about her complex lineage. A later pencil annotation to the front free endpaper verso verifies Milbanke and Byron's inscriptions, and notes that the book was given "by Lady Noel-Byron" to Sophia Coussmaker, 22nd Baroness de Clifford (1791-1874).

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        Account of the changes that have happened, during the last 25 years, in the relative situation of double stars; with an investigation of the cause to which they are owing. In Philosophical Transations, Pages 339-382

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. (printers), 1803. First Edition. Original Wraps. Quarto. Offered is an entire issue of the Philosophical Transactions, 1803, Part II. Original blue wrappers uncut. "Perhaps Herschel's most notable discovery was that pairs of stars in close continuity-the binary stars-move around each other according to the laws of gravitation; thus indicating the universality of natural law." (PMM) "In 1802 Herschel began to reexamine his doubles, and he found that on several of them the two stars had altered position relative to each other in a way that showed they were companions held together by attractive powers. After Herschel's death it was confirmed that the power was, as expected, gravitational attraction; the first proof that gravitation attraction extended beyond the solar system." (DSB) Herschel discovered altogether over 800 double stars, measuring their angles of position by means of the revolving wire micrometer invented for the purpose. Printing and the Mind of Man, 227, DNB, IX, p.723; DSB.VI, P. 330. Fine.

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        La théorie de l?horlogerie réduite en tableaux. Ouvrage dont le propre est de former des idées justes, ainsi que de rappeler beaucoup de choses que la mémoire ne sauroit retenir. Composé 1° d?un corps de Tableaux, format grand in-folio, et 2° du présent in-octavo, qui contient le développement des considérations sur les diverses parties de cette théorie. Ens. 2 volumes.

      A Paris, Chez l?Auteur, (de l?imprimerie de l?Année Littéraire), An XI (1803), - in-8vo, & in-folio (40.5x26.2 cm), 1. in-octavo) 232 p. + XII (Table des sommaires) + 4 ff. (Observations et expositions qui conduisent à l?intelligence du présent développement de ladite théorie & fautes à corriger) + 77 p. (précis de notions utiles aux Artistes.) (+ 1 p.) + 1 ff. de publicité pour la vente des ?Tableaux? / 2. ?Tableaux? in-folio) 14 ff. (dont le titre + une feuille d?explication de la théorie de l?horlogerie réduite en tableaux, suivi de 12 feuilles comprenant XXXIX tables), reliure en plein veau d?époque, coins usés. Très rare, première et unique édition. Sur les 12 planches de ?Tableaux? il y en a 5 qui ont été doublées de papier blanc (anciennement) dont qqs unes ont subi des pertes dans les marges latérales et un peu dans les tableaux eux-même, néanmoins l?ouvrage en deux formats différents et très fragile (pour ses tableaux) ne se trouve quasiment jamais: ils ont miraculeusement survécu jusqu?à nos jours, nous n?avons trouvé aucun autre exemplaire complet.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bromly Clockmakers Library - ; Poggendorff -; Quérard: La France littéraire, T. III, p. 116. Titre: l?Art de mesurer le temps avec précision, ou la Théorie de l?Horlogerie. 1803. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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