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        History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan

      , 1803. 1803. ORME, Robert. A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan… London: F. Wingrave, Successor to Mr. Nourse, 1803. Two volumes in three. Quarto, contemporary full navy straight-grain morocco tooled in blind and gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. $4200.Fourth edition of Orme

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        Collection of Descriptive Letters from Calcutta and Allahabad, India to England, 1806-1808

      Collection of 46 letters, totaling 123 pages, written in India by Sara Anne Catherine Whinyates Robertson. The letters are primarily to her grandmother Lady Frankland, her Aunt Harriet, her brother Sir Edward Charles Whinyates, British Army general, veteran of Waterloo, and her sister, Amy. In addition there are two documents concerning her father's estate in India. The letters are generally in very good, clean and legible condition, some minor tears, and loss along folds. Against her family's wishes, Sara Anne Catherine Whinyates married Lieutenant James Robertson of the Bengal Engineers in 1803. Her grandmother, Lady Frankland, her Aunt Harriet, and two of her fourteen siblings, Amy and Sir Edward Charles were the only family that supported her and wrote her. Sara and her husband initially resided in a modest home at Fort William. Situated on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of the River Ganges, Fort William was an important stronghold and the major trading hub for the East India Company. From the time of their marriage until 1805, British and Indian soldiers clashed in the Second Anglo-Maratha War – Britain's sixth conflict with India since 1766. British forces managed to maintain control of Fort William, but, by 1806, the region still experienced some violence. The letters describe social life and conditions in British Colonial India from a woman's perspective, her household activities, social life, balls, dances, and dinner engagements, a bit of gossip, child rearing in a hot climate, fears of disease and treachery from the servants. Sara's parents die in Allahabad, India and leave behind two yonger orphaned sisters and many debts. Sara sends her two younger sisters home to England so that they may be educated, she is somewhat appalled that they do not even know how to read or write. The Robertson's are transferred from Calcutta to Allhabad after a promotion to Chief Engineer at that post. Robertson is sent into the field several times during various uprisings and insurgencies. Sara desired bringing her older sisters to India so that they could "marry well" and be "settled." Robertson was anxious to return to England for the health of their young children as well as his own, however, he accommodated his wife in her desire. The family remained in India and during this period Robertson died. Widowed, Sara married Captain Robert Younghusband of the 53rd Foot Regiment in Calcutta, February 1811. Within five years, the army stationed them at St. Helena, where Napoleon was exiled. Particularly interested in Sara's shared blood with Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon received her several times. She later wrote about her experience with the General and published it in Blackwood's Magazine, in January, 1834. Her love of gossip eventually caused her considerable trouble when a magistrate found her guilty of slander against Mrs. Nagle. Her pernicious rumors almost resulted in a duel. Consequently, she was fined £ 250. Sample Quotations "Fort William, January 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, I wrote a long letter to Grandmama a few days ago giving her a long account of the great anxiety we had been in on account of our Dear Little Boy whom we were nearly losing by a dreadful piece of cruelty of his wet nurse who in a fit of anger threw him down & occasioned a violent contusion & a fever in consequence she brought him to the brink of the Grave … The War here thank God is concluded !! & hundreds of officers flocking home in consequence a young man dined with us the other day who led the storming party 3 different times at Bhurtpore! He volunteered to be on the Forlorn Hope each time & escaped. – he is not yet 19 I looked at him with a mixture of astonishment & admiration & so modest & diffident does he appear in company that every word whc was spoken addressed to him made him blush to the eyes & seemed to distress him more than a cannon ball – most extraordinary instance he appears of the most undaunted heroic bravery joined to gentleness & modesty this youth no doubt will be a shining character in Europe he proceeds by the fleet about to sail with his Regt which is going home. It is shocking to see the numbers of wounded men & officers at present in the Fort. Some without legs, some without arms & one unfortunate young man who had both eyes carried out of their sockets by a cannon ball, it makes me quite melancholy when I see him pass by – the army have generously raised a subscription for him as in addition to his mistortune he is nearly destitute - …" "Fort William, January 15th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … Robertson has been strongly advised to have the wretched woman severely punished as it is really a public concern – she is in confinement but I can not find in my heart to wish her to be prosecuted – Sir Henry Russell told me he thought she ought to be hanged, he is one of our Chief Justices here. There can be no doubt of its being done in malice for at the same time she seized on little Sophia Gordon (Sir John Gordons daughter & our ward) & squeezed her throat for crying. The poor thing was awakened by the screams of our little boy … Col. Monson is here on his way to England he tells us he called on my Father at Allahabad on his way down & wished him joy of the birth of his Grandson wh he did not much seem to relish he says he never saw my Father look so well but he gives a very bad account of my mother whom I am sorry to say from all accounts is in a very bad state of health she is advised by the Doctors to try change of air, but she refuses to take advice …" "Fort William Calcutta April 12, 1806 My Dear Uncle, This black seal will prepare you for melancholy news – but scarcely for the extent of our misfortune My Father & Mother are both no more They died at Allhabad he on the 24th – she on the 30th of March but within six days of each other. My only consolation is having recived a letter from my Father containing his Blessing & Forgiveness in the strongest possible terms of Parental affection. He has left no will nor can I find that he has mentioned or left any instructions concerning his children … The Rigid system of economy now adopted by Government render every ones situation uncertain – apointments are every day reduced or entirely done away – no one can say whose turn will be next. …" "Fort William May 16th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … I wrote to you a very long letter some days ago containing a few particulars of the Death of my Father & Mother & that Octavia and Letitia are on their way down to us. I mentioned also that I had obtained Letters of Administration to my Fathers Estate, but I fear we shall have a great deal of trouble & expence without being able to be of any benefit to my brothers & sisters I have already had demands against my Father & his own Bonds sent to the amount of fourteen thousand rupees… the cattle & furniture &c were immediately sold to discharge the wages of servants & debts at Allahabad. We think it prudent to sell the Bungalow & grounds there without delay … I imagine it may sell for about 5 thousand rups. Tho' it cost my Father double that sum but that is some years ago & thatched Habitation soon gets worse for wear… But it is with sincere satisfaction that I am now able to tell you that a new regulation in the orphan society was yesterday passed by whc Amy, Rachel & Beka will also come in for the Benefit of that Glorious Fund. They will receive each 40 pounds per annum till they marry, before it ceased at the age of 16. Fred & Frank will get 36 pds do till they attain that age then it is supposed they are enabled to gain some profession. Octavia & Letitia are allowed Eight Hundred Rupees each for their passage home… Capt. Ramsden at first agreed to take Octavia & Letitia for a thousand rupees each. But then he would give them no cabbin but wanted to stuff them down below among some vulgar black boys. Robertson insisted on their having a Cabbin to themselves above& after great battles got an excellent one off the caddy…" "Fort William 31st May 1806 My Dearest Amy, (sister) … Most happy am I to tell you my Dear Amy that by a new regulation just passed you & all my sisters will receive the same from that Glorious Institution (Orphans Fund) & you will receive two hundred & fifty pds to pay your passage out to this country & one hundred pds Robertson is so kind to desire me to send you, you will also have your arrears of salary to receive from the day of my Fathers death – therefore altogether you will have about 400 pounds to fit yourself out & pay your passage. I would recommend you to fit yourself out Handsomely for you will pay at least 3 times the sum for every European article you buy here. Have all your gowns most elegantly & fashionably made & every thing in the neweststyle for you have no idea what critics Ladies in Calcutta are in dress they are all wild & distracted for new fashion & are ready to follow every new Lady who comes out – on the voyage of course you will be in deep mourning whc is very convenient for the ship. …" "Fort William, July 14th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … I am sorry to tell you that poor Octavia's fever still returns upon her, notwithstanding the quantities of Bark & Calomel she is obliged to take. I am quite anxious now for the sailing of the ships as I think the sea air is the only chance she has of recovery, she is a fine girl, but their education & manners have been entirely reglected, it is grievous really to see it! & how much in many respects they have been ruined by the natives & what Horrid Mahometan Customs & Ideas they have. My mother I imagine was too ill for some time to pay the smallest attention to them for they have been suffered to run in the sun till they are Blacker than many half castes & seem never to have been contradicted in their whole lives… It is a great comfort to think how well the Orphan fund provides for them who wd be otherwise destitute. Every day brings us some new demand on my Fathers Estate or some vexatious bonds of 20 year standing & debts without end whc can never be paid … I have the happiness to tell you that Robertson has just been appointed by Government to Erect the magnificent mausoleum over Lord Cornwallis at Ghareepore whc will employ him for two or 3 years. It is most flattering & I hope will transmit his name to posterity & the more so as he never even thought of applying for it. I am delighted at the change & hope to lead a happy rural life there in that garden of Roses – for the whole country is covered with them & all the rose water & atta in India is made there as soon as Octavia & Letitia embark we shall set off & we ought to be very thankful that we have got this or any apt at all for Government have abolished all Robertsons appts at Contar & Tumlooh & we should scarce have been able to pay our expenses.. at Gareepore we shall live at a much cheaper rate tho' the allowances are not so great… As administatrix to my Fathers affairs I have been obliged by the Duties of my office to peruse all letters & papers some of wh have given me the Bitterest Emotions of vexation & surprise I always supposed my mother had written a Bad & false account of Robertson to all her correspondents but that it should have entered the Heart of a Mother to write as she has done of me fills me with Horror & amazement. … The man she so vilely traduced & abhorred is the only one able or willing to afford shelter & protection to the Destitute Orphans Octavia & Letitia she left abandoned to the world & refused to mention on her Death bed & even on that Death Bed carried her unforgiving temper to the grave …" "Garden Reach August 24th, 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … All I fear is that Amy may not be glad at our having left Calcutta amusements – However she will ten times more likely to marry well & soon up the Country & we shall be near Benares & several pleasant stations where there is no young lady but herself – in Calcutta there are so many pretty smart girls that there is a much less chance & many of them remain for years unmarried… We have at last got a very good one a Mrs Corsul, Sergeant Majors wife, she goes for five hundred & sixty rupees wh is extremely reasonable – as things go, had we sent a Black woman we must have paid down fifty pds Here before she went for her passage back, besides 3 or 4 hundred rps for her going & Octavia & Letitia wd have not stood in any awe of her but would have beat & scratched her all the way as they do their own women here & besides they will learn a little English & behave more like Europeans from being with her as she seems a very decent clever woman…" "Fort William September 15th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … … all my poor boy's illnesses & misfortunes have originated in the abominable creatures he has had for nurses – who are the greatest evils of the country. A poor Lady has lately had her child killed by the wet nurse giving it opium to prevent its disturbing her in the night & the numbers of tricks & Diabolical ways they all have is incredible. …" "Fort William Nov. 16th, 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, .. do you remember Mr. Marriot at Thirsk There is a most charming man a son of his come here from Madras in charge of Tippo's ten sons who are brought here prisoners in consequence of the horrid massacre at Nellore in wh it is supposed they were concerned. Col Marriot must be a man of some talents by his having the charge of twelve hundred women belonging to the princes he is now returning to Madras to fetch three hundred of them here by land I discovered the Col without even hearing his name by the striking resemblance to all his family at Thirsk… Calcutta is wonderfully gay & swarming with beautiful spinsters. Lord Lake gives a Grand Ball every Wednesday to wh all his acquaintances go as they please without invitation …" 1807 "Fort William, February 1807 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … The 13 sons of Tippoo have been brought round here state prisoners they being suspected of being concerned in the massacre at Nellore Robertson is very busy building a temporary prison for them & the three hundred women belonging to them. These ladies are not yet arrived Col. Marriot, (son of Marriot of Thirsk) is gone to fetch them by Land, he is used to the business of keeping women in order having had 12 hundred under his charge before the Govt chose to curtail the number & only allow 3 hundred of the sultanas to come round wh you no doubt will think is quite a sufficient number…" "February 20th 1807 My Dear Grandmama, I wrote to you a few days ago, the packet is just closing, I have only time to tell you that Lord Lake has appointed Robertson to be chief Engineer at Allahabad without his having ever thinking of asking for it – this is extremely flattering – it is an excellent apt the same which Col Kyd held but of course the works being finished it is not any thing like what it was but it is a very handsome thing & a high mark of favor to so young an officer. I am in such a flutter I can scarcely write we shall be obliged to set off in a few days & are in confusion …" "Allahabad April 28, 1807 My Dear Grandmama, … we arrived here on the 24th of this month having come part of the way by land for the sake of dispatch. I am quite pleased with every thing here. R has purchased a most spacious elegant House in a very high Healthy situation with a delightful Garden, Farm yard & comforts of every sort. Allahabad is quite a gay place with a most excellent large society all my old acquaintances here seemed perfectly rejoiced to see me again … my native friends & pensioners came in flocks to see me & rejoice in my return. The Mosque looks more beautiful than ever & Col Ochterlony is the most agreeable generous man in the world he commands the station & is a very particular friend of Robertsons… he lives like a Sovereign Prince! & keeps open house … The Society is so gay & so pleasant here that Amy (if she comes) will I hope be happy. Parties every day at dinner of 25 & 30 people dancing, singing & all sorts of gaieties wh young spinsters like, tho I must confess I think there is too constant a round of it here … I am lucky in an excellent nurse for Emily – tho I was forced to bring up her whole family to persuade her to come her Husband & 4 children all these came in my fleet of boats. You would have stared to see the number of souls who came up under my charge alone. The Barrah Ayah & all her family & all my servants & their wives & children made above 80. …" 1808 "Allahabad January 12, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, I wrote to you & Aunt Harriet in November, a few days after wh an unexpected sorrow came upon me by an Express which came from the Com in Chief ordering Robertson to join the Army in the field without delay! All the other Engineers being killed & wounded in the present fatal campaign he was sent as Principal Engineer against the Fort of Genourie – a post of such danger, such responsibility & importance that the idea was scarcely supportable! … I left our Bungalow & went to live with Capt & Mrs. Thomas who kindly invited me during his absence with my children and little Miss Gordon. They were extremely kind & I preferred being with them to being alone in these dangerous times when therer are 30 Thousand armed Mahrattas come here to Battle. …" "Allahabad March 14, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, … Col Kyd is making great improvements in his house in Fort William, which does not look as if he intended to return home shortly some people imagine he means to remain as long as he lives. He is extremely kind to Robertson on every occasion promotes his interest which he has constant opportunity of doing. Col. Garstin was not very well pleased to be turned out of his Chief Engineership & out of his House on Col. Kyd's arrival, but he has got the Building of the Town Hall by which he will make 2 or 3 Lecks of rupees in a year or two. The Engineer line is certainly the best in the country. I hear constantly from Mrs. Garstin who is exceedingly kind to me & executes all my commissions for me wh saves us a gret deal of money for everything we buy here we pay more than double the Calcutta price. Which considering the risk of bringing things 800 miles up by water is not to be wondered at, especially as Boats are continuously lost…" "Allahabad March 28, 1808 My Dear Edward, … I have never neglected to write to you & never shall forget my Dearest Edward that you were the only one of my Brothers & Sisters who wrote to me when I was supposed to be in disgrace…" "Allhabad April 7th 1808 My Dear Aunt Harriet … told her of R's being again sent away upon service against a Fort 20 miles from this. It is very distressing to me as you may imagine & I fear while we remain in the Seat of War he will be constantly liable to it, he is now more than ever anxious to get home … This is a shocking season to be sent on service when the wind blows like flames of fire & there is no protection against their fury but a bad tent. I am in a sad state of anxiety till I hear of its being over or accommodated which they are trying to do with the Badree Rajah …" "Allahabad July 29, 1807 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … Since writing the first sheet of this I have undergone a scene of Horrors wh but for the mercy of God had made it the last you would ever of seen of my handwriting. On the first of this month we set off for Garipore & Robertson having accompanied me to that place returned to his Duty by Land & myself & children after staying 4 days with the Fitzgeralds followed by water on passing the City of Benares a scene occurred wh is ever present on my mind. The track rope of my Badgerow accidentally overturned an earthen pot on the steps near the palace of Amreet Now the Great Mahratta Chief by the river side for this accidental offence my boat was instantly seized & drawn in shore – in five minutes fifty or sixty armed men were on board who fell upon my servants & water men & beat them in the most inhuman manner it was presently a scene of blood! 5 or 6 hundred assembled on the shore who cried out to sink the boat & crush all to death inside! For wh purpose they threw enormous stones & pieces of masonry from above … would have crushed us to the most horrible of deaths, Imagine if you can my situation and feelings alone, unprotected six miles from every European! Instant death appeared inevitable! But the thought of seeing my children murdered before my face gave me courage. I went out on deck into the midst of them & by threats & persuasions dispersed the ringleaders I called on the name of the magistrate & threaten them with European justice & then by almost a miracle got on shore & made my escape through the midst of enemies in a Palanquin with my own children & little band expecting to be cut in pieces every step, it was six miles to Mr. Brookes house where I flew for protection …" 1808 Allahabad, September 2, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, The unbexpected & most afflicting news of my Dear Aunt Harriets death has so overwhelmed my mind that I am scarce able to write or to bring my thoughts into composure! … your account of my poor sisters situation grieves me & I trust they will now have no objection to come out to this country. Robertson with his usual goodness declares that he will received them all three as it has pleased God to put us in a situation to do it without inconvenience … I hope and trust my dear sisters will take this into consideration & not delay one hour more than is requisite. There can not be the smallest doubt of their marrying well immediately in a place where the most ugly vulgar Black shocking creatures are married to the finest elegant young men in good situation. Therefore I hope they will think it a Duty incumbent to themselves as well as to Octavia & Letitia to come immediately… if they do not marry in a few months depend on it they will be pester'd with offers on their way up – a young girl of 14 who can scarce write or read & who has never been in Europe had no less than 3 offers on her way up the other day when she stopped here for five days was married to a fine young man a Capt of Artillery in a good situation & only 22…" "Allahabad Septmber 2, 1808 My Dearest Edward, … & when once one is well married the rest will be sure of following. There is one thing I fear only, wh is that my sisters have Romantic foolish Ideas of Beauty in a man – nothing can be more absurd - & it is the last thing to be thought of in a husband & I dare say every married woman will tell them the same & that a good Temper & kind disposition & a good situation is what they ought be content with & many fine young men of that description will they meet with & be happy with if not led away by Ideas of high fashion & the ideas of Adonis …"

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        Jérusalem délivrée. Poëme, traduit de l'italien

      Edition with the translation of Le Brun, accompanied by life Mug by Suard. The illustration features a portrait of Tasso engraved by Delvaux according Chasselat, and 20 figures engraved by Barbier Bovinet, Dambrun, Delignon, Langlois, Trireme, etc.Binders of the time in full red morocco long grain Meslant signed. Back smooth richly decorated with arabesques and golden threads. Golden Roulette coaching boards. Golden lace coaching contreplats. All red edges. Bossange, Masson Paris an XI - 1803 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) (4) 353pp. et (4) 354pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés

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        l'Ami des jardiniers, ou instruction methodique a la port

      - Bradley III, p. 112; Qu

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        THE HISTORY OF THE MAROONS, FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THEIR CHIEF TRIBE AT SIERRA LEONE: INCLUDING THE EXPEDITION TO CUBA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCURING 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.

      1803 - London, printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for T. N. Longman and Rees, two volumes, ppcxiv + 359; xi + 514 + (ii), two maps, two plates complete, full contemporary tree calf, rebacked with new labels. Some foxing and staining internally, otherwise good.

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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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        Oeuvres complètes..., revues, corrigées par l’Auteur, et imprimées sur ses manuscrits autographes. Tome premier (... Tome trente-unième)

      Chez Dufart, 1803. 12mo (cm. 18), 31 Volumi. Opera completa. Ottima legatura recente in cartonato con titolo oro e numerazione su doppi tasselli in pelle rossa e verde. Conservate all’interno le brossure mute coeve. Esemplare in barbe. Ingialliture della carta. Noto esponente, tra i maggiori, del movimento illuministico ebbe tra i suoi principali interessi i problemi della conoscenza sviluppati nelle sue opere più note, come l’Essai sur l’origine des connoissances humaines’ (1746), il ‘Traité de sensations (1751) e il ‘Traité des systemes’ (1749), tutte presenti in questa edizione insieme al ‘Cours d’étude’ (1775), frutto dell’insegnamento al Delfino di Parma nel quale viene messo in gran rilievo il valore formativo attribuito alla storia e alla logica.

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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 Occassions.

      London: J. Johnson by J. Bensley, 1803. Second edition of this cornerstone text of modern economics. Quarto, bound in period-style three-quarter speckled calf, red morocco spine label, marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. An exceptional example. This 1803 edition, the first with Malthus name, was four times larger than the first: "practically a new book" (Osler 1297). "Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father, [who] urged him to publish. Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics... The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early 19th-century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerable... Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of 'the struggle for existence" (PMM 251).

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        The History of the Wars which arose out of the French Revolution:

      London: Richard Phillips, , 1803. to which are prefixed, a review of the causes of that event. 2 volumes, quarto (272 x 211 mm). Mid-nineteenth century calf, richly gilt spines, tawny and black twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, red speckled edges. 4 folding maps ("The frontiers of France, Germany, and Holland", "The seat of war in Swabia, Bavaria and Switzerland", "The northern part of Italy, with part of Switzerland, and the Tyrol", "Seat of war in Lower Egypt"). Spines lightly sunned, volume II with band of fading at top of back cover, a few slight scrapes and abrasions, scattered foxing. A very good set. First edition, thinly represented in British and Irish institutional libraries: Copac locates only five copies (BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, National Trust). Stephens (1757?1821) was a prolific biographer, whose most highly regarded work was his Memoirs of John Horne Tooke (1813), considered in the nineteenth century as "the best life of Tooke available... [and] despite his having very marked whiggish views, his biographies were considered fair and important" (ODNB). The maps are engraved by Samuel John Neele, who worked for Faden, Cary and the Ordnance Survey amongst others, and established a high reputation for engraving. A stylishly bound set, from the library of the Earls of Cawdor - with their gilt arms within a gothic roundel at the centre of each cover - probably acquired by John Campbell, first earl (1790-1860); also with a pencilled note: "From Picton Castle Library".

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        Traité théorique et pratique sur l'art de faire et d'appliquer les vernis ; sur les différens genre de peinture par impression et en décoration, ainsi que sur les couleurs simples et composés

      Genève, Manget, 1803. 1803, 1803, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. (4), XLVIII, 326, (2) pages et 5 planches ; et de II. (4), 351 et (1) pages, demi-basane moderne, dos à 4 nerfs, Unique édition, rare, de ce traité de technique de préparation picturale, composé par un professeur de chimie et d'histoire naturelle minéralogique de l'Académie de Genève. En outre, l'auteur examine le rôle du caouthcouc, ou "résine élastique" ; il consacre l'ensemble de son second volume aux couleurs simples et composés. Les 5 planches, dont 3 sont repliées, représentent la disposition des grands fourneaux et les alambics pour la préparation du goudron et celle des grands vernis. Quelques rousseurs éparses, en marge

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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

      S. van Benthem, Boekverkooper, in den Kortendelft, Middelburg 1803 - 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. Very good antiquarian condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LETTRE SUR LE ROBINIER, connu sous le nom impropre de faux acacia; avec plusieurs pieces relatives a la culture et aux usages de cet arbre... [with] LETTRE AU C. FRANCOIS (de Neufchateau)...par F. C. Medicus. Two books in one volume.

      Paris: Meurant, 1803. [iv], 314 pages, [i] page of erratum. Original quarter leather binding with small tear to top of spine near hinge, and minor shelfwear. Tan leather spine; blue gilt-lettered spine label; blue paper-covered boards. Illustrated with an engraved frontis. Complete with half title page, engraving and errata leaf. Bookplate neatly on front paste-down endpaper. Small ink stain below engraving, owner's name neatly on half-title page, small loss to margin of errata leaf, and a few spots of staining in text. Bound with another work by Medicus; full title "Lettre au C. Francois (du Neufchateau), Membre du Senat Conservateur, de l'Institut national de de la Societe d'Agriculture du Departement de la Seine, etc. Sur le Robinier; par F. C. Medicus: Traduit de l'allemand. Pour faire suite a l'ouvrage intitule: Lettre sur le Robinier, etc. par le Cit. Francois (de Neufchateau)." Published by A.-J. Marchant, Paris, 1804: 1st edition. 36 pages of text including 5 pages of publisher's advertisement. Meaures 17 cm (height) or almost 6.75 inches. Text is in French.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Rapport fait à la classe des sciences mathématiques et physiques de l'Institut national, sur diverses inventions de Jean-Pierre Droz, relatives à l'art du monnoyage.

      Paris, Baudouin, 1803. ____ Description des machines et procédés inventés pour la fabrication des pièces de monnaie par Jean-Pierre Droz (1746-1823). Ce talentueux graveur de monnaies et médailles, d'origine Suisse, a été directeur de la Monnaie sous le Directoire et l'Empire. Illustré par 4 grandes planches dépliantes montrant les machines inventées par Droz. Ce rapport élogieux est signé de Prony, Desmarest, Périer, Charles et Berthoud. *****. In-4. [263 x 205 mm] Collation : (4), 59, (1) pp., 4 pl. dépl. Demi-toile bleue. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        History of the British Expedition to Egypt; To Which is subjoined a Sketch of the Present State of that Country and its Means of Defense

      London: T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, 1803. The Second edition, with half-title. Engraved portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby by Meyer after I. Hoppner, R.A., 3 fold-out maps, Map of Western Branch of Nile (Cairo to Rosetta, with a small part handcolored); Map Plan of the Action of the 21st of March fought near Alexandria (units handcolored); A Plan of the Investment of Cairo (parts handcolored), 2 folding charts. xxi, 387, [1]pp. C. Roworth, Printer, Bell Yard, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-7/8 inches). Original boards, new paper spine and new endpapers, uncut, with label on front cover "Mr. Lewis/125 Fleet St/ London" in contemporary hand. The Second edition, with half-title. Engraved portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby by Meyer after I. Hoppner, R.A., 3 fold-out maps, Map of Western Branch of Nile (Cairo to Rosetta, with a small part handcolored); Map Plan of the Action of the 21st of March fought near Alexandria (units handcolored); A Plan of the Investment of Cairo (parts handcolored), 2 folding charts. xxi, 387, [1]pp. C. Roworth, Printer, Bell Yard, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-7/8 inches). IN THE ORIGINAL BOARDS. Atabey: "Wilson took part in many of the Napoleonic campaigns and later served as Govenor of Gibraltar..." Atabey 1340; Blackmer 1819 (First Edition)

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        [K257, arr.]. Messe á 4 Voix avec accompagnement de 2 Violons et Basse, 2 Hautbois, 2 Trompettes, Timbales et Orgue... No. II. Partition.

      Leipsic: Breitkopf et Härtel [without PN], [1803]. Oblong folio. Original light green printed wrappers with titling, "Oeuvres de Mozart. Messe No. II en Partition." [1] (title), 2-74 pp. Typeset. Text in Latin and German (except Kyrie, which is in Greek only). Early annotation, "Nro 188 pag. 53." in ink to head of title; 2 circular ink stamps flanking "No. II" of title. Ex-libris the noted Viennese collector Professor Josef Zehtgruber (1935-2001), with his distinctive small decorative handstamp to upper right corner of title. Wrappers slightly worn; browned at edges; spined frayed, with minor loss. Slightly worn, browned, and foxed; light dampstaining to lower outer margin; occasional additional stains. First Edition. Haberkamp I, p. 111. Köchel 6, p. 268 (Credo erroneously described as lacking; as is the case with the Benedictus, it is only "verstümmelt" [mutilated]). Hoboken 12, 718. Hirsch IV, 988. RISM M7369. Part of Breitkopf & Härtel's early "complete" edition. The work is originally a "Credo mass," i.e., the word "credo" is repeated in various places of the creed, like a refrain. The church condemned this practice as unliturgical, banning the music from performance. In the present edition, the movement has been altered (partially cut, partially rewritten) to eliminate the repetitions of the word. The Benedictus has a major cut in the middle (four new measures replacing mm. 28-62). The annotation in ink refers to the page where the Benedictus is "mutilated."

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        The History of the Wars which arose out of the French Revolution: to which are prefixed, a review of the causes of that event.

      London: Richard Phillips, 1803 - 2 volumes, quarto (272 x 211 mm). Mid-nineteenth century calf, richly gilt spines, tawny and black twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, red speckled edges. Spines lightly sunned, volume II with band of fading at top of back cover, a few slight scrapes and abrasions, scattered foxing. A very good set. 4 folding maps ("The frontiers of France, Germany, and Holland", "The seat of war in Swabia, Bavaria and Switzerland", "The northern part of Italy, with part of Switzerland, and the Tyrol", "Seat of war in Lower Egypt"). First edition, thinly represented in British and Irish institutional libraries: Copac locates only five copies (BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, National Trust). Stephens (1757–1821) was a prolific biographer, whose most highly regarded work was his Memoirs of John Horne Tooke (1813), considered in the nineteenth century as "the best life of Tooke available. [and] despite his having very marked whiggish views, his biographies were considered fair and important" (ODNB). The maps are engraved by Samuel John Neele, who worked for Faden, Cary and the Ordnance Survey amongst others, and established a high reputation for engraving. A stylishly bound set, from the library of the Earls of Cawdor - with their gilt arms within a gothic roundel at the centre of each cover - probably acquired by John Campbell, first earl (1790-1860); also with a pencilled note: "From Picton Castle Library". Lowndes IX pp. 2509-10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Augustha et Marcély ou le spectre bienfaisant.

      Paris, Bordet, Rilliot, an XI, (1803). ____ Très rare roman "gothique" avec disparition d'enfant, crimes, incarcération dans les oubliettes d'un château, etc... Illustré par un frontispice gravé. J. A. Gardy, de Montpellier, est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dans la même veine : "Robert de Moldar, chef de brigands, ou le mystère d'iniquité"; "Robert chef de brigands, suivi de : Ruses et escroqueries et du Château de Moray" et de nombreuses pièces de théâtre. Un seul autre exemplaire recensé au Ccfr et au WorldCat, à la BNF. *****. In-12. Collation : frontispice, (6), 169 pp. Cartonnage rouge, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Nouvelle Édition de la Méthode de Basson...; Cette Méthode contient les Principes détaillés pour l'Etude du Basson, des Exercices dans tous les tons, avec Accompagnement de Basse, 12 Sonates d'une difficulté progressive, Trente Gammes variés et 42 Caprices, Elle est augmentée et précédée des Principes de la Musiques, Elle renfermes, aussi la maniére de conserver l'Instrument et les moyens de faire les Anches... Gravé sur étain fin

      Paris: V. Dufaut, [1803]. Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1-14 pp. text ("Principes Elementaires de la Musique," "Méthode de Basson"), pp. 15-146 printed music, 147-149 text, [i] (blank). Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Engraved throughout. Small oval handstamp to foot of title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking front pastedown endpaper; front free endpaper torn. Slightly worn, foxed and soiled; inner margin of title dampstained; small edge tears to title; short tear to blank margin of folding plate repaired; stab holes to blank inner margins of first signatures; some creasing; other minor defects. Quite a good, wide-margined copy in original state. Very rare. Not in OCLC. "Ozi's influence as a performer, teacher, and composer of bassoon literature was international in scope. His music and Méthodes (written for a six- and seven-keyed bassoon) are the most comprehensive and informative source of instructions on bassoon performance of the late 18th century. As late as 1838 Schilling observed that his 1803 Méthode 'was not only the first complete manual for learning to play the bassoon in France, but in most other countries as well'. The 20 pages devoted to embellishment and extempore variation have been cited as an important source dealing with late 18th-century improvisatory practices. His musical examples were used by Almenraeder as points of departure for improving the key mechanism of the bassoon. At least three of his concertos were published in Germany as well as France and editions of the Méthodes, sonatas and caprices continued to be published in Germany, France and Italy throughout the 19th century. Although his concertos and symphonies concertantes were intended for his own performance, they contain passages of virtuosic brilliance that contributed much to the development of the bassoon as a solo instrument during this time. As a soloist Ozi expanded the expressive as well as the technical capacity of the bassoon. It was observed that the bassoon took on 'in his hands, a life, a soul, and an expressive character' that was previously unattainable on the instrument. According to contemporaries, he was 'le meilleur basson de son temps'." Harold E. Griswold in Grove online.

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        BILDERBUCH FUR KINDER. Porte-Feuille des Enfans. Zweyter Band. Volume Second.

      Weimar: Verlage des Industries - Comptoirs, 1803. [2] leaves, followed by 100 hand-colored plates interspersed wth 100 double sided leaves, followed by three leaves of index. Each leaf of text is German on one side and French on the other. Several of the plates have been marked in pencil by children, some of the plates are lightly creased, foxed, soiled and/or stained, remaining intact and attractive. Original leather spine with vellum spine label, and marbled paper-covered boards; lightly worn. The text is moderately foxed, with minor staining at the edges. Ex-libris with a small institutional stamp on the front endpaper and title page. The 2nd volume only of a total of 7 that were published. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        An inquiry into the Colonial Policy of the European Powers.

      Edinburgh: E. Balfour, Manners & Miller, 1803. Two volumes octavo, bound without half-titles; half red morocco by Sangorski. Remarkably detailed survey of colonial policy on the eve of the Napoleonic Wars. 'The larger portion of this scarce work relates to America, and is said to have been written before the author was of age. It contains a resumé of the policy of the Spanish, English, French, and Colonial Governments.'. Some scattered foxing, but a nice set.

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        The Wonderful and Scientific Museum: or, Magazine of remarkable characters; including all the curiosities of nature and art, from the remotest period to the present time, drawn from every authentic source. 4 vols.

      R. S. Kirby. 1803/1804/1805/1813 Fronts, plates & illus; some offsetting to front., vol. IV, occasional browning & foxing. Uniformly bound in contemp. half calf, red morocco labels; sl. chip to head of vol. I, hinges a little rubbed. Wilson Bookseller's ticket on leading pastedown, vol. I. Overall a very nice set.The first four of six volumes published between 1803 and 1820. Volume II is entitled Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum; volumes III-IV are Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum. Copac records only six complete sets with a further three incomplete runs. Volume IV includes a plate index for the first four parts. A miscellany of the different, or, 'that which is truly curious, positively, or relatively wonderful'.

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        Précis succinct des principaux phénomènes du galvanisme, suivi de la traduction d'un Commentaire de J. Aldini, sur un mémoire de Galvani, ayant pour titre : des forces de l'électricité dans le mouvement musculaire [...] : et de l'extrait d'un ouvrage de V

      Paris, Delaplace et Goujon, 1803. 1803, 1803, in-8, de (4), VIII, 52, 32 et (8) pages, puis 16 pages des Livres d'éducation, de Sciences et d'arts de la librairie Delaplace, exemplaire broché tel que paru , sous emboitage moderne, Première édition française, rare, du Commentaire d'Aldini sur le De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari de son oncle Galvani qui parut en latin en 1792 au sein de la seconde édition du De viribus electricitatis publié par Aldini lui-même. "Aldini added notes and a commentary to the second édition of Galvani's important De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari (1792). An ardent partisan of his uncle's cause, he followed this supplement with De animale electricitate, dissertatione duae (1794)" (DSB, I, p. 107). En réaction au silence de Galvani durant la polémique sur la détermination de la véritable nature de l'électricité animale qui l'opposa à Volta, Aldini se fit le champion de la cause galvanique, à tel point que Volta s'adresse souvent directement à lui, plutôt qu'à Galvani. En 1794, il collabora, toujours avec son oncle, à la rédaction de l'anonyme "Dell'uso e dell'attivita dell'arco conduttore" qui contient la description d'un expérience cruciale : la contraction du genou d'une grenouille disséqué sans l'utilisation de métaux, ce qui établissait pour la première fois l'existence de forces électriques au sein des tissus vivants. En somme, un moment important dans la théorie physiologique de ce qu'on nommait autrefois "l'électricité animale", aujourd'hui l'électrophysiologie. Exemplaire mal relié, mais bien complet et au plus proche de sa condition d'origine

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        Leben des Benvenuto Cellini

      1803 - Leben des Benvenuto Cellini Florentinischen Goldschmieds und Bildhauers von ihm selbst geschrieben. übersezt und mit einem Anhange herausgegeben von Goethe [Göthe]. "1. Theil" u. "Zweyter Theil". 2 Bände. - Tübingen : Cotta, 1803. - 1 Bl., 316 S., 4 Bl. ; 334 S. 20 x 23 cm. Graubraune Leinenbände d. Zt. (beschabt, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Rücken teils angeplatzt) /Seiten schwach gebräunt, durchgehend stockfleckig, mitunter fingerfleckig/ - Mit einem gestochenen Porträt des italienischen Renaissance-Künstlers sowie gest. Titel im ersten Teil (jeweils unten etwas kleiner im Format). Die Ausgabe stammt aus dem Besitz des Dresdner Künstlers Richard Müller, mit dessen Adressstempel auf den Vorsätzen und handschriftl. Vermerk "Rich. Müller Dresden Königl. Kunstakademie .". Außerdem findet sich 3x der Eintrag "Lillian Sanderson Berlin" mit den Jahreszahlen 1890 und 1892. Die amerikanische Konzertsängerin und R. Müller lernten sich 1899 kennen und heirateten im April 1900. Vermutlich schenkte Sie ihm die beiden Bände. - Seltene, erste rechtmäßige und vollständige Einzelausgabe der Autobiographie Cellinis (1500 - 1571). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mönch am Fenster vor Zisterzienserabtei

      - Technik: Tusche über Bleistift auf Papier, Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert. Beschriftung: oben rechts monogrammiert: "AvB". Provenienz: Sammlung Artaria, Wien. Grösse: 28 x 20,7 cm (Darstellung). Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Beschreibung: Der 1803 in Rorschach am Bodensee geborene August von Bayer studierte zuerst Architektur unter Friedrich Weinbrenner, um sich später in München, Karlsruhe und Baden-Baden der Architekturmalerei zu widmen. Seine poetisch aufgefassten Ansichten von Kirchen, Klöstern und Kapellen haben große Anerkennung beim Hochadel gefunden. Zu dem Kreis seiner Bewunderer und Förderer gehörte unter anderem König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. und der König von Hannover, Ernst August I. Trotz der naturwissenschaftlichen Ausbildung neigt von Bayer in seinem malerischen Werk zu einer transzendentalen, zum Teil sogar religiösen Interpretation der Natur in der Tradition der Romantiker, allen voran Caspar David Friedrichs. Ein schwerer Vorhang wurde aufgezogen um den Blick aus dem Fenster frei zu geben. Ein Mönch steht davor mit dem Rücken zum Betrachter. Wir sehen lediglich einen Teil seines Profils, genug, um seine volle Vertiefung in das Gesehene zu bemerken. Die kargen Mauern des Klosters und die Idylle der hügeligen Landschaft am See bilden zwei Parallelwelten. Während der Innenraum die Begrenztheit des irdischen Daseins symbolisiert, verspricht die Landschaft draußen das ewige Leben. Die Kirche am Ufer ist dessen Garant. Die kleinen Segelboote sind Zeichen der Lebensfahrt: Unter dem Schutz Christi, des Steuermannes, werden die Gläubigen sicher an den Ort ihrer Bestimmung gelangen. Das Fenster ist hier, ähnlich wie bei Friedrich und vielen anderen Künstlern des 19. Jahrhunderts, ein Symbol der Sehnsucht. Während aber die Romantiker Sehnsucht für einen vollkommenen Zustand erklärten und keine Erfüllung erwarteten, ist das Fenster bei von Bayer der Ausdruck von unerschütterlicher Hoffnung auf die himmlische Seligkeit.

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        LETTRE SUR LE ROBINIER, connu sous le nom impropre de faux acacia; avec plusieurs pieces relatives a la culture et aux usages de cet arbre. [with] LETTRE AU C. FRANCOIS (de Neufchateau).par F. C. Medicus. Two books in one volume.

      Meurant, Paris 1803 - [iv], 314 pages, [i] page of erratum. Original quarter leather binding with small tear to top of spine near hinge, and minor shelfwear. Tan leather spine; blue gilt-lettered spine label; blue paper-covered boards. Illustrated with an engraved frontis. Complete with half title page, engraving and errata leaf. Bookplate neatly on front paste-down endpaper. Small ink stain below engraving, owner's name neatly on half-title page, small loss to margin of errata leaf, and a few spots of staining in text. Bound with another work by Medicus; full title "Lettre au C. Francois (du Neufchateau), Membre du Senat Conservateur, de l'Institut national de de la Societe d'Agriculture du Departement de la Seine, etc. Sur le Robinier; par F. C. Medicus: Traduit de l'allemand. Pour faire suite a l'ouvrage intitule: Lettre sur le Robinier, etc. par le Cit. Francois (de Neufchateau)." Published by A.-J. Marchant, Paris, 1804: 1st edition. 36 pages of text including 5 pages of publisher's advertisement. Meaures 17 cm (height) or almost 6.75 inches. Text is in French. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan SUB TITLE: From the Year MDCCXLV. To which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan

      BOOKPLATE OF KEANE FITZGERALD ON THE SET(KEANE FITZGERALD WAS THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING BOOK: A LETTER TO THE DIRECTORS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1777)VOLUMES: Vol. 1: 365 pagesand Vol. 2 in 2 parts: 366 to 769 pagesPLACE: LondonYEAR: 1803BINDING: Sumptuously bound in full calf, marbled edges, marbled end papers NO.OF PAGES: Including 36 engraved maps plans and plates most foldingSIZE:Height: 27.5 cmWidth: 22 cmDepth: 3.7 cmA contemporary view praised Orme's work, saying it "occupies so vast a field that every future of modern India must unavoidably trench in a greater or less degree upon his premises" (Lowndes, 1731-32). It "is a contemporary memoir, for Orme was in India in the [East India Company's] service during practically the whole time of which he wrote. It is a record of noble deeds written with picturesque details, and in dignified and natural language appropriateto its subject. Its accuracy in all important matters is unquestionable" (Cambridge History of English and American Literature, XII &15). "Macaulay has praised Orme's history as one of the most authentic and finely written in our language" (DNB). First published 1775-78.

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        History of the British Expedition to Egypt; To Which is subjoined a Sketch of the Present State of that Country and its Means of Defense

      T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London 1803 - The Second edition, with half-title. Engraved portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby by Meyer after I. Hoppner, R.A., 3 fold-out maps, Map of Western Branch of Nile (Cairo to Rosetta, with a small part handcolored); Map Plan of the Action of the 21st of March fought near Alexandria (units handcolored); A Plan of the Investment of Cairo (parts handcolored), 2 folding charts. xxi, 387, [1]pp. C. Roworth, Printer, Bell Yard, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-7/8 inches). IN THE ORIGINAL BOARDS. Atabey: "Wilson took part in many of the Napoleonic campaigns and later served as Govenor of Gibraltar." Atabey 1340; Blackmer 1819 (First Edition) Original boards, new paper spine and new endpapers, uncut, with label on front cover "Mr. Lewis/125 Fleet St/ London" in contemporary hand Engraved portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby by Meyer after I. Hoppner, R.A., 3 fold-out maps, Map of Western Branch of Nile (Cairo to Rosetta, with a small part handcolored); Map Plan of the Action of the 21st of March fought near Alexandria (units handcolored); A Plan of the Investment of Cairo (parts handcolored), 2 folding charts. xxi, 387, [1]pp. C. Roworth, Printer, Bell Yard, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-7/8 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueberfahrt zum Schreckenstein" Lithographie 1861. Im Stein bezeichnet, datiert und monogrammiert. Am Rand unter der Darstellung "Gemalt v. L. Richter, Lith. Anstalt von J.G. Bach Leipzig. Verlag der Arnoldschen Buchhandlung i. Leipzig". 37,5 x 48,5 cm.

      Sauberes, makelloses und breitrandiges Exemplar. Ludwig Richters (1803 -1884) war ein bedeutender Grafiker, Maler und Zeichner der Romantik und des Biedermeier in Dresden. Werkverzeichnis des graphischen Werkes Hoff/Budde Nr. 3244. Das Blatt ist in guter Erhaltung.

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        L'alphabet raisonné, ou, explication de la figure des lettres. Ouvrage orné de figures en bois, avec plus de cinquante caractères anciens, étrangers, ou de nouvelle invention, gravés sur acier, et une planche en taille-douce contenant la collection des unes et des autres.

      Paris, Maradan, 1803. ____ Première édition. Pour cet auteur, la forme des caractères alphabétiques ne sont pas l'ouvrage du hasard, "mais le fruit de la réflexion, qui en avait artistement combiné les traits." Son ouvrage forme un "Traité complet des lettres". Il les étudie en accord avec leurs sons : voyelles , labiales, linguales, dentales, palatales, nazales, sifflantes, chuintantes, gutturales... L'ouvrage comporte aussi des développements sur l'opinion des Anciens et des Modernes sur la forme des lettres, sur la grammaire, l'orthographe, les caractères universels, les ventriloques... Jean Marie Moussaud (1742 - 1824) a été professeur au collège de la Rochelle. Illustré par une jolie planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Bon exemplaire. *****. 2 tomes en un vol. in-8. Collation : XXXII, 405, (1) / (4), 419, (1) pp., 1 planche.

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        Sammelband of 5 works of "ANA"]. Angotiana. BOUND WITH: Facetiana. BOUND WITH: Rousseliana. BOUND WITH: Carnavaliana et Caremiana. BOUND WITH: Paysaniana

      Barba, Delaunay, Cavanagh, Les Marchands de Nouveautes, & Tiger 1803-1824, Paris - 16mo., together 5 works in one volume: 144 pp + 179 pp + 160 pp +122 pp + 108 pp., each work accompanied by an engraved frontispiece of which 2 are hand-colored (some fraying along outer edges). Bound in contemporary French half basane over marbled boards, a little worn but suitable for exhibition and study. Highly curious Sammelband of five "Ana," an important genre of late-18th and early 19th century French literature, today little known and under-appreciated by academics. At that time, EVERYONE read Ana, even the critics who excoriated these fugitive pieces of literary ephemera while secretly delighting in their unabashed "bad taste." Concerning Ana, Mornet correctly states: "One misunderstands the history of French thought in the 18th-century if one confines it to the history of strictly literary genres [.] In the provinces especially, far from the theater, the opera, and the fashionable salons, when one ceases to be ignorant and indifferent." Mornet judges that the genre of Ana is particularly responsible for assembling useless fragments of knowledge without a greater plan. He qualifies Ana as "crumbs of science," "empty and puerile curiosities," "and chatter." Modern academics ignore Ana at their peril. Once ubiquitous, many of them are now very scarce as they were read and reread by audiences all over French and soon discarded. Ana serve to inform us about French language and culture (high and low) in the broadest possible way. A very balanced account of the history and significance of Ana is given by Jennifer Tsein, The Bad Taste of Others: Judging Literary Value in Eighteenth-Century France (2012) pp. 173-174, with references to Daniel Mornet's Histoire De La Clarte Francaise (1929). CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: 1). Angotiana ou suite de calembours comme s'il en pleuvait. Contenant les amours du Per-Vertisseur et l'histoire du fameux Lagalisse, sa naissance, sa vie, sa mort en 50 couplets. Avec le portrait de Corsse dans madame Angot. Septième édition. Paris, 1803. 2). [Armand Raguenau de la Chaînaye]. Facetiana, précédé de l'origine de Mlle d'Alambic, épouse d'Esprit-Pointu, et orné de son portrait en taille d'ours. Avec les bons mots de Marianne, par Anagrame Dauneur (sic). Paris, 1817. 3). Rousseliana, ou recueil de tous les bons mots, vers, calembourgs, lazzis et facéties des Cadet-Roussel, où l'on a réuni toutes les additions de Monsieur Brunet, qui ne se trouvent pas dans les pièces imprimées. Avec sa permission et la tragédie de Matapan, ou les assassinats de l'amour. Par Anagrame Dauneur. Paris, n.d. 4). Carnavaliana et Caremiana , ou Variétés sur le carême et le carnaval, bons mais, anecdotes plaisantes, chansons, etc‘. A Baochopolis. Paris, n.d. (ca. 1811) "Ce n’est pas un chef-d'oeuvre" (!) according to Adrien-Jean-Quentin Beuchot, Répertoire de bibliographies spéciales, curieuses et instructives (Paris, 1811) where he describes the work as appearing "only a few days ago" (p. 7). 5. Paysaniana, ou Recueil d'anecdotes, bons mots, plaisanteries, sarcasmes, réparties ingénieuses, traits de naïveté, de finesse, d'ingénuité et de malice des paysans, entremêlé de chansons villageoises, et terminé par l'oraison funèbre d'un paysan; par un Campagnard. Paris, n.d. REFERENCES: Aude, Bibliographie des Ana) pp. 7, 40, 92, 25 et 80. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mathematisches Wörterbuch oder Erklärung der Begriffe, Lehrsätze, Aufgaben und Methoden der Mathematik mit den nöthigen Beweisen und literarischen Nachrichten begleitet in alphabetischer Ordnung angefangen von Georg Simon Klügel, fortgesetzt von Carl Bran

      im Schwickertschen Verlage, Leipzig 1803 - 7 Bände (5 Bände plus 2 Supplement-Bände (komplett), 1803-1836. Erste Abtheilung: Die reine Mathematik. Erster Theil von A-D. / Zweyther Theil von E-I / Dritter Theil von K bis P / Vierter Theil von Q bis S / Fünfter Theil T bis Z / Supplement A-D / Suppl Halblederbände der Zeit, marmorierter Rundumschnitt Ex Libris verso vord. B.deckelEinbände berieben und etwas bestoßen, jeweils am oberen Kapital verstärkt, sonst sehr gut erhalten, alle 45 Falttafeln sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tragedie di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti.* 5 [6] Bände in 3 Bänden*

      Parigi Presso Gio. Claudio Molini, 1803 - ca.1400 Seiten Drei hübsche Halbpergamentbändchen mit rotem, goldgeprägten Rückenschild und interessanter Provenienz.- Äusserst selten.- Kanten stark bestoßen, Einbände berieben, Fleckchen, Rücken z.T. angeplatzt/mit Pergamentfehlstellen.- Besitzeinträge von alter Hand /Stempel (Lenzini und Virgili Peruzzi).- Altersfleckchen, sonst recht gut.- Der erste Band enthält: Tomo Primo ([viii],225 (3) Seiten); Tomo Secondo ([iv],292 (1) Seiten).- Der zweite Band enthält: Tomo Terzo ([iv],260 (1) Seiten); Tomo Quarto ([iv],214 (1) Seiten).- Der dritte Band enthält: ohne Bandzählung: Saul.Tragedia ([iv],Seiten 219-366 (1) Seiten); Tomo Quinto ([iv],267(1) Seiten.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA. --[ Standort Wimregal . HAA-14093 m/' Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 825

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        Meine Lieblingsbilder/ Album Für Liebigbilder/ Liebig Bilderalbum Liebig- Bilder

      , - VOLLSTÄNDIG! KOLLATIONIERT! Alle Bilder sauber und UNBESCHÄDIGT! Solider gestalteter Leineneinband, Titelblatt, 1 doppelseitiges illustriertes Blatt für Musterbilder der Serien, 1 doppelseitiges "Verzeichnis der Serien"-Blatt. Inhalt 60 Serien, je à 6 Bilder (jedes Bild/Chromolithographie 10,5 x 7,2 cm), insgesamt 360 Bilder, LÜCKENLOS. 1. Ännchen von Tharau (unbetitelt!)/ 2. Ostergebräuche/ 3. Sindbad der Seefahrer/ 4. Johann Strauss/ 5. Verdi/ 6. Norwegische Fjordlandschaften/ 7. Italienische Seen/ 8. Parlamente/ 9. Die Butter/ 10. Onkel Toms Hütte/ 11. Delicatessen aus Meeren und Flüssen/ 12. Aus dem japanischen Leben/ 13. Das Thier in der Kunst/ 14. Bilder aus Rumänien/ 15. Gasthäuser/ 16. Schmertterlingsjagd/ 17. Jugendzeit/ 18. Bekannte Binnenseen/ 19. Bilder aus Serbien/ 20. Bilder aus Korea/ 21. Bilder aus Abessinien/ 22. Altertumssagen (unbetitelt)/ 23. Zeitenwechsel/ 24. Erntegebräuche/ 25. Tänze verschiedener Zeiten/ 26. Giftpflanzen/ 27. Giftschlangen/ 28. Physikalische Spielereien/ 29. Buchstaben "Liebig" (unbetitelt)/ 30. Farben/ 31. Farben des Regenbogens/ 32. Geschichte des Weihnachtsbaumes/ 33. Genrebilder/ 34. Drachenabenteuer/ 35. Silhouetten/ 36. Pfingstgebräuche/ 37. Deutsche Schlösser (unbetitelt)/ 38. Volkslieder/ 39. Die 7 Raben und die treue Schwester/ 40. Sternbilder/ 41. Gletscher (unbetitelt!)/ 42. Denkmäler berühmter Feldherren/ 43. Denkmäler berühmter Gelehrter/ 44. Frauengestalter aus Wagners Opern/ 45. Brauttrachten/ 46. Wetter (unbetiltet) /47. Nester (Vögel)/ 48. Schneeweisschen u. Rosenrot/ 49. Brüderchen u. Schwesterchen/ 50. Unsere Grossmütter/ 51. Damen-Moden/ 52. Episoden aus der Geschichte Belgiens/ 53. dito (2ter Teil)/ 54. Berühmte Italienische Rathäuser/ 55. Krieger (unbetitelt)/ 56. Der Troubadour (Verdi)/ 57. Parsifal (Wagner)/ 58. Aus altfranzösischer Zeit/ 59. Der Trompeter von Sakkingen/ 60. Landpartie. Eine Rarität in sehr gutem Zustand! +++ Liebigbilder sind Sammelbilder, beigefügt zu den Produktpackungen von Liebigs Fleischextrakt. Der Fleischextrakt wurde nach dem deutschen Chemiker Justus von Liebig (1803/1873) benannt. Die ersten Liebigbilder erschienen um 1875 in Paris, als die Liebig Extract dort ein eigenes Werbebüro einrichtete. Ihre direkten Vorläufer sind sogenannte Stuhlbilder (ab 1874), kleine bunt bedruckte Quittungskärtchen mit dezentem Werbeaufdruck, die man erhielt, wenn man in den Pariser Parks einen gepachteten Stuhl oder eine Bank benutzte. Die frühesten Liebigbilder wurden zwar als Serien zu 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 und in einem Fall zu 24 Bildern gedruckt, aber zumeist einzeln abgegeben. Die geschlossene Abgabe ganzer Serien begann vermutlich ab 1880. Nun bestand eine Serie fast immer aus 6 Bildern im Format 105 bis 110 x 70 mm. Bis etwa 1930 durfte der weiße gläserne Extrakttopf mit dem Schriftzug Liebigs auf den Bildern nicht fehlen (aus Wikipedia). +++ 27,5 x 27,2 Cm, 1,8 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Liebigbilder Sammelbilder- Album Reklamekunst Sammeln Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF ETCHINGS AFTER THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS OF THE DUTCH AND FLEMISH SCHOOLS, Particular Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius Bega and Van Vliet, Accompanied with Sundry Miscellaneous Piece and a Few Original Designs David Deuchar

      Edinburgh, 1803. Full-Leather. Folio. A collection consisting of 335 etchings (many by Rembrandt) on proof india paper trimmed and mounted on 165 leaves including engraved titles bordered in a floral motif. All bound in full brown morocco, covers elaborately paneled in gilt and blind, wide raised bands and compartments beautifully lettered and decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, top edges gilt. Previous contemporary owner's name Wm. Moon (possibly the same Mr. Moon who developed and taught the Moon system for the blind). Our research has found copies of this work vary in the amount of leaves and plates. A handsome work with magnificent etched and engraved plates in a beautiful binding.

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        Zeichnung in Blei. Skizze Heilige Naxht / Weihnacht / Krippe.17,5 x 12,8 cm (Skizee) montiert auf Karton (dieser materialbedingt gebräunt) 50 x 32 cm. Provenienz: Steindrucker Andreä, Seebschütz bei Meißen. Mit geringen Alterungspuren.

      Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803 Dresden - 1884 Dresden). Bedeutender Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker der deutschen Romantik und des Biedermeier. Sohn des Zeichners und Kupferstechers Carl August Richter. Nach der Schulzeit begann er 1815 als Lehrling seines Vaters, studierte daneben an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. 1820/21 begleitete er den russischen Fürst Narischkin als Zeichner auf einer Reise nach Paris. 1823-26 reiste er nach Italien, wo er unter anderen mit Joseph Anton Koch und Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld zusammentraf. Dies prägte seine idealistisch-harmonische Landschaftsauffassung. 1828-35 lehrte er an der Zeichenschule der Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen, wo Gottfried Pulian zu seinen Schülern zählte. 1826 wurde er als Lehrer für Lasndschaftsmalerei an die Dresdner Kunstakademie berufen. Für die Reihe"Das malerische und romantische Deutschland" des Leipziger Verlegers Georg Wigand schuf er die Ansichten für die Bände zu Harz, Franken und Riesengebirge. In den späten 1830er Jahren begann er mit Holzschnitt-Illustrationen für Bücher, die ihn unter einem größeren Laienpublikum in Deutschland bekannt machten. Schließlich wurde er zum Professor für Landschaftsmalerei in Dresden ernannt. 1873 musste er aufgrund eines Augenleidens mit dem Malen aufhören und schied 1876 aus der Kunstakademie in Dresden aus.

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        Statuts et réglemens de la L... de Saint-Jean, sous le titre distinctif de la Parfaite Union.

      [Valenciennes], De l'imprimerie de la L., l'an de la V... 5803, [1803]. ____ Rare première édition, qu'il ne faut pas confondre avec : "Statuts et règlemens de la L... de Saint-Jean, sous le titre distinctif de la Parfaite Union et de Saint-Jean du Désert réunis à l'O... de Valenciennes", parue la même année. A la fin, imprimé sur papier bleuté, on trouve un tableau des membres de la Loge. Une petite piqûre dans la marge extérieure, manque à la coiffe. Un seul exemplaire dans le Ccfr, à Lille. *****. In-12. Collation : 93, (1), II, 6 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Statuts et Règlemens de la L:. de Saint-Jean sous le titre distinctif de la Parfaite Union, à l'O:. de Valenciennes

      (Valenciennes), de l'imprimerie de la L.:, 5803, (1803), in 12, de 93pp. 2ff. blancs, IIpp. de table & 6pp. pour le tableau des membres de la Loge, cart. moderne papier marbré bleu genre ancien, pièce de titre triangulaire au 1er plat, bel exemplaire sur papier bleuté. Très rare, cela semble être la 2e édition des statuts et du tableau des membres de cette célèbre loge de Valenciennes, une des plus anciennes loges fondées en province avec l'Anglaise de Bordeaux. Elle a la particularité de se revendiquer comme loge anglaise et écossaise fondée par la Grande Loge de Londres en 1733. La liste des membres contient les noms, fonctions, grades (Ecoss., Me P., S.P.R.C.,) adresse, et profession. ¶ Fesch p. 1309 "Tableau de 6pp. folioté à part" - Inconnu de Wolfstieg - Kloss p.385 - Pas dans Dorbon - Le Bihan L. & Chap. de la G.L. & du G.O. p.248

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        The insurrection of the twenty-third July, 1803

      8vo., xiii(1)110pp., a few leaves a little creased, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good copy from the early 20th century library of George Gilbertson (1915) with his signature.Publisher: Dublin: printed by Grassberry and Campbell, 10, Back-Lane.Year: [1803]Edition: First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 18757. Not in Bradshaw.

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        CRIES OF EDINBURGH Characteristically represented. Accompanied with Views of Several principal Buildings of the City.

      Engraved title, 20 engraved plates. Printed on one side of the leaf only, the majority having a printed location above the image, and all with a rhyming couplet below. Original marbled wrappers with printed paper label o the upper cover. Approx': 11.2 x 9.2 cm's. Contained in a modern quarter morocco, gilt folding box with tile to spine. First edition. Little worn at corners; a few very short tears, and a small piece missing from the blank margin of one leaf; else a very good copy of this extremely rare Cries. Beall E98., citing Edinburgh Public Library. OCLC 10421228 recording only two copies: Indiana (Lilly Library); and Corporation of London Library. This work was latter reissued (between 1808-1811) with a different title and the plates accompanied by 20 pages of text.

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

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

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        De la richesse commerciale, ou principes d'économie politique, appliqués à la législation du commerce

      original, unusual Edition.Binders in full sheepskin blond rooted contemporary. back smooth decorated with two irons and two boxes to the grotesque. parts of title in red morocco. Parts volume number in black wax, but very rubbed and discolored. head torn off caps. tail cap of Volume 2 leveled. Mors top of Volume 2 open mind. Slashes on the boards. A working toward the upper flat of Volume 2. Corners bumped. Chez J. J. Paschoud. A Fenève 1803 An XI. in-8 (12x20cm) (4) LXXXV (1bc.) 348pp. et (4) 448pp. relié

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        A general history of the Christian church, to the fall of the Western Empire ...the second edition improved.

      Second edition, following the first of 1790: Corrected and expanded version of this scholarly history by Priestley, a controversial theologian as well as a chemist who may be best remembered today for experiments with gasses that led to the discovery of oxygen. Covering the early development of Christianity, the two volumes also address some contemporaneous events in Judaism and among various heathen groups. The work was printed in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, where Priestley settled in 1782, when his liberal political opinions and defense of the French Revolution (in addition to his status as a nonconforming minister of questionable orthodoxy) obliged him to emigrate from England to the United States. Provenance: Both title-pages inscribed by N. Irwin.

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        Principes fondamentaux de l'équilibre et du mouvement.

      Paris, Crapelet, Deterville, an XI, 1803. ____ Publié pour la première fois à Dijon en 1783 sous le titre: "Essai sur les machines en général." L'auteur y a apporté des changements en accord avec les découvertes de son temps et un nouvel ordre dans les matières. "Il en résulte un ouvrage tout nouveau." Carnot y donne son théorème, resté classique, sur la perte de force vive dans un choc. "In retrospect it is evident that that modest work inaugurated the peculiarly French literature of engineering mechanics, but it commanded little attention until after its author had become great and famous in the politics and military affairs of the revolution." DSB 3, 71. Bibliotheca mechanica 63 : "First published at Dijon in 1783 as "Essai sur les Machines", this new edition incorporates recent developments in the field. In the preface Carnot makes reference to Lagrange's invention of the calculus of variations and the law of least action." Auréole brune à mi-page en milieu d'ouvrage, sinon bel exemplaire.*****. In-8. [200 x 125 mm] Collation : XXII, 262, (1) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Augustha et Marcély ou le spectre bienfaisant.

      Paris, Bordet, Rilliot, an XI, (1803). ____ Très rare roman "gothique" avec disparition d'enfant, crimes, incarcération dans les oubliettes d'un château, etc... Illustré par un frontispice gravé. J. A. Gardy, de Montpellier, est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dans la même veine : "Robert de Moldar, chef de brigands, ou le mystère d'iniquité"; "Robert chef de brigands, suivi de : Ruses et escroqueries et du Château de Moray" et de nombreuses pièces de théâtre. Un seul autre exemplaire recensé au Ccfr et au WorldCat, à la BNF. *****. In-12. Collation : frontispice, (6), 169 pp. Cartonnage rouge, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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