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        Costume of the Russian Empire, illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings . Costumes de l'Empire de Russie

      printed by S. Gosnell for W. Miller, London 1803 - (13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches). Titles and text in English and French. 73 hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley. Contemporary half red straight grained morocco and marbled paper covered boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down An attractive and valuable record of the peoples of the Russian Empire as it stood at the end of the reign of Empress Catherine the Great. "The Russian empire is of an extent unknown to other modern nations, and hardly equalled by that of the Romans in the summit of their power. It embraces within its limits, nations the most various, with countries and climates the most opposite . It touches the Frozen Ocean of the north; and borders the warm climate of Persia, Japan, and China, on the south . The authenticity of the present work is undoubted . The descriptions have been derived from the most authentic sources, more particularly from Professor Müller's 'Description . - Voyage en Sibérie, par D'Auteroche - Description de Kamtshatka, par M. Kracheninnikow - Plescheëf's Survey of the Russian Empire - Pallas's Travels through the Southern Parts of Russia - Saür's Account of Commodore Billings's Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia,' . as well as from information procured from several gentlemen, who have been resident for some time in different parts of that empire" (Preface). Abbey Travel I, 245; Bobins I, 179; Cat Russica C1187; Colas I, 702; Hardie p.151; Prideaux p.317. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        [MANUSCRIPT REPORT ON THE CUBAN ECONOMY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 19th CENTURY]

      [Havana, 1803. [13] leaves. Folio. Dbd. Stitching perished. edges lightly chipped, moderately tanned, scattered foxing. About very good. A detailed contemporary discussion of the state of the Cuban economy, addressed to the economic board of the Real Consulado of Cuba, and entitled, "Dictamen sobre el aumento de numerario en la Isla de Cuba." According the report, the Cuban economy suffered from a shortage of hard currency, caused especially by the demands of the slave trade. The author enjoins the committee to take up several proposals, including the formation of a national bank, and the imposition of taxes to implement its operation. An enormously interesting document with much revealing insight into Cuban economic conditions at the beginning of the 19th century.

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        A Poultry Market

      London, byWards & C., Newmann Street, 1803 - Splendida incisione eseguita alla maniera nera, dimensioni alla battuta mm.490x610 + ampi marg. bianchi. Inc. pregevole controfondata su supporto carta Giappone per conferirle un maggiore sostegno. Scena di un mercato di polli con venditrice di uova, polli e galline e molri altri personaggi frequentatori del mercato. Assai bella e decorativa.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Codice dei delitti

      Vienna, appresso Gio. Tommaso Nob. de Trattnern stampatore e librajo, 1803. In 16°, cart. coevo, pp.(8nn)-284-(8nn). Legato con "Indice arricchito con alfabetica coordinazione al Codice de' delitti stampato in Vienna nel 1803 del consigliere Pozzi", Venezia, per il Foglierini, 1804, pp 39. Il Codice contiene 1 tavv. f.t. più volte pieg. raffigurante la "Tabella del Tribunale criminale di Venezia per il trimestre dal primo Gennaro a tutto Marzo 1804". Sezione prima: Dei delitti e delle pene. Sezione seconda: Della procedura legale contro i delitti. Es. assai raro, fresco ben conservato

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        Observations on Crural Hernia ....

      Edinburgh: T N Longman and O Rees ...., 1803. First Edition.. Full contemporary calf.. Very good internally with some modest spotting; binding is worn and broken.. 8vo, [8],95,[1],16,13,[3] pp. and 7 engraved plates (6 folding). The author's first book. As befitted the scion of the medical dynasty the engraved illustrations of this book are excellent. It also retains the important Addenda leaf (a cancel) that corrects an error in the body of the book. Monro offers an account of the varieties of hernias and their effect upon the bowels. Particular attention is given to the peculiar nature of the crural hernia. Here the discussion devolves into a detailed consideration of the literature and precise anatomy of the ailment.

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        Idylles, Romances et autres poésies.

      Paris Ant. Aug. Renouard An XI An XI-1803 - In-12, 215 pp. Reliure plein maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs richement orné de filets et fleurons, triple filet doré sur en encadrement sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. (Chambolle-Duru). Exemplaire à toutes marges. Charmante édition extraite de l'édition collective publiée en 1803 par Renouard. Ouvrage illustré de 2 frontispices et 36 gravures H.T. (sur 38) par Borel, Delignon, Duparc, Guttenberg, Halbou, Longueil. d'après Borel, Govel, Le Barbier, Marillier, Monsiau, Moreau, Petit. Exemplaire sur grand papier imprimé sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recreación Filosófica, ó Diálogo sobre la Filosofía Natural para instrucción de personas curiosas que no frecuentaron las aulas. Tercera edición, corregida y aumentada con los nuevos descubrimientos y doctrinas relativos a la Física, Chímica, etc., extractado todo de las obras de Lavoisier, Fourceroy, Brisson, Libes, etc. [Seguido de:] Cartas Físico-Matemáticas de Teodosio a Eugenio, para inteligencia y complemento de la Recreación Filosófica. Contiene un aparato de principios necesarios para entender la Física Experimental, como se explica en los Reales Estudios de Madrid.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1803. - Once volúmenes en 4to. menor, ocho para la "Recreacón Filosófica" y tres para las "Cartas Físico Matemáticas"; XXIV pp., LVIII-341 pp. y 5 láminas plegadas + IV-474 pp., 4 lám.+ IV-522 pp., 3 lám. + IV-323 pp., 5 lám. + IV-405 pp., 5 lám. + IV-529 pp., 5 lám. + VI-479 pp. + 4 hs., 246 pp. + 3 hs., 230 pp., 15 lám. + 242 pp., 6 lám. + VI-234 pp., 5 lám., apreciandose la carencia de una lámina en el tomo tercero y otra en el décimo, únicamente. Rastros de moho en el tomo cuarto. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, de la época, con tejuelos.

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        Traité complet d'anatomie ou description de toutes les parties du coprs humain.

      - Paris, Chez L'auteur Et Chez Migneret An XI-XIII (1803-1805). Seconde édition. 4 volumes In-8, format: 13 x 20.5 cm. tome 1: XL + 455 p. tome 2: 500 p. tome 3: 452 p. tome 4: 672 p. Reliures en demi-peau, carton marbré, dos à six compartiments, pièces de titre en cuir rouge. Quelques notes et croquis anatomiques reliés avec le tome 4. Etat général bon: coins émoussés, taches sur les tranches des tomes 2 et 3. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Biblioteca dell'eloquenza italiana di monsignore Giusto Fontanini Arcivescovo d'Ancira con le annotazioni del signor Apostolo Zeno istorico e poeta cesareo cittadino veneziano accresciuta di nuoue aggiunte. Tomo primo-secondo

      Parma: per li fratelli Gozzi : a spese di Luigi Mussi, 1803-1804 - In-4 (24 cm) 2 voll. XV (1) 536 (4); 525 (7). Le ultime pagine riportano l'elenco degli associati e una nota editoriale. Mezza pelle con titolo inciso in oro al dorso. Ex-libris Libreria Antiquaria Ippolito Pindemonte. Apostolo Zeno (Venezia, 11 dicembre 1668 – ivi, 11 novembre 1750), poeta, librettista d'opera, letterato e giornalista.Nobile veneziano, fu nel 1691 tra i fondatori dell'Accademia degli Animosi. Nel 1695 compone il primo libretto d'opera, Gl'inganni felici, che ottiene un grande successo rendendolo librettista alla moda. Dal 1705 collabora con Pietro Pariati, riservandosi le scene teatrali e lasciando al Pariati la composizione dei libretti. Iniziò l'attività di giornalista letterario nella Galleria di Minerva, assumendone poi anche funzioni direttive ma ne prese le distanze quando si rese conto di non essere riuscito a darle l'impronta desiderata, tanto che finì col definirla una scempiaggine. Nel 1710 insieme al fratello Pier Caterino Zeno, Scipione Maffei e Antonio Vallisneri fondò il Giornale de' letterati d'Italia, sostenendo che era necessario che gli italiani si facessero essi il loro giornale palesando che il buon senso, la dottrina e l'ingegno non vennero mai tra noi e che ora più mai fioriscono e s’avvivano. Il trimestrale ebbe collaboratori di prestigio come Scipione Maffei, Antonio Vallisneri, Eustachio Manfredi, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Giambattista Vico, Bernardino Ramazzini: mosso soprattutto dalla volontà di giovare agli studi italiani, ebbe un buon successo. Chiamato Apostolo Zeno all'incarico di poeta cesareo alla corte imperiale di Vienna, nel 1718, il fratello Pier Caterino ne assunse la direzione fino al 1732 e ne rese annuale la periodicità. A Vienna rimase fino al 1729, quando gli subentrò Pietro Metastasio. Tornato a Venezia, si dedicò soprattutto a opere di erudizione e alla numismatica. Graesse 612 Fontanini 2240. Brunet da 15 a 20. Bell'esemplare in ottime condizioni, collazionato e completo. 19mo secolo

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        Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). "Friedrich der II. vor der Liegnitzer Schlacht. Was giebts? Ihro Majestät, der Feind ist kaum 800 Schritte entfernt .",.

      - Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. Schubert, dat. 1803, 43 x 34,7 (H) Katalog Berlin VIII, 16 d. - Dem König, am nächtlichen Wachtfeuer, wird die Nachricht vom Herannahen des Feindes durch Major Hundt überbracht, links General Schenkendorff.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. Fr. Akrel n. Gustav Klint, "Karta öfver Nord Ostra Delen af Nord-Sjön. samt Skagerrack . 1803".

      - dat. 1803, 65 x 96 Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 3, S. 41 - Gustav Klint ( 1771 - 1840 ), Hydrograph in Stockholm. Er war Hrsg. des Sveriges Sjö Atlas ( 1795 - 1820! ). - Seltene Karte! - Sie zeigt die Südküste Norwegens, das Skagerrak und den Norden Jütlands.

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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

      viii, [4], 610 pp. Large 4to, modern calf, spine lettered in gilt. London: J. Johnson, 1803. Second edition, "very much enlarged." This edition, known as the "Great Quarto," is substantially a new book in which Malthus defended his views against a host of critics. "The central idea of the essay - and the hub of Malthusian theory - was a simple one. The population of a community, Malthus, suggested, increases geometrically, while food supplies increased only arithmetically. If the natural increase in population occurs, the food supply becomes insufficient and the size of the population is checked by 'misery' - that is, the poorest sections of the community suffer disease and famine…The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early nineteenth-century Europe."-Printing & the Mind of Man 251-(1st ed. of 1798, which is a great rarity today). Fine copy. ? Garrison-Morton 1693-(1st ed.)-"His work was an important influence on both Darwin and Wallace in their formulation of the concept of natural selection. It also had a profound influence on the decrease in size of families down to the present time.".

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Catalogue des Livres précieux, singuliers et rares, tant Imprimés que Manuscrits, qui composaient la Bibliothèque de M. dont la vente se fera...le 15 Novembre 1803...et jours suivans..

      xxiv, 522, 4 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, slightly later sheep-backed marbled boards (minor rubbing), flat spine gilt, uncut. Paris, Bleuet jeune, 1803. The very uncommon sale catalogue of the library of Méon (1748-1829), who is described in a contemporary note on the title as "Commis au Bureau de la Guerre." Méon, though employed in the War Ministry, was a scholar specializing in early French literature. He had taken advantage of the disorder of the French Revolution to buy quantities of valuable books cheaply. But by 1799, he was destitute and obliged to send his precious collection to auction. According to the sales notice, the collection was second only to the duc de la Vallière's library from the points of view of variety, choice of copies, and excellence of early editions. The sale catalogue describes many early French romances and plays, belles-lettres, and historical writings. His bibliographical knowledge later earned him a position at the Bibliothèque Impérial, which dismissed him for poor librarianship. But in 1826, now "Royale," reappointed him, eventually granting him a pension. Méon was the editor of several important texts, including the Le Roman du Renard (1825). This is an interesting copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Quite often, buyers' names are supplied and there are many notes throughout in the same hand, furnishing bibliographical details or notes on condition. This copy also has the four-page "Ordre des Vacations" and errata leaf. 4166 lots. Fine copy. ? Brunet, III, 1639. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 446. N..B.G., 34, 1020-21. Peignot, p. 113-"Catalogue curieux pour les livres bizarres et singuliers.".

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        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 Chasseb?uf, 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Essai général de tactique. Nouvelle édition, publiée par sa veuve, sur les manuscrits et d'après les corrections de l'auteur. Tomes I et II.

      Paris, Magimel, 1803;1 vol. in-4 (250 x 200 mm.), t.1: frontispice, VIII, 214 pp., ff., XII planches dépliantes, t.II: (2)ff., 127 pp., 15 pl. dépl., reliure bradel papier raciné d'époque, t. 1: trace d'étiquette sur la page de titre, pp.VII/VIII: il manque une bande de 43 mm. en pied de page sans manque de texte, pl. II déchirée sur 50 mm., quelques rousseurs éparses, coiffes et coins usés, mors frotté, dos reteinté probablement suite à la suppression d'une étiquette d'inventaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Richard]
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        Le Désespoir de Jocrisse, Barba 1803. Jocrisse changé de condition, Cailleau Mayeur, An III. Jocrisse congédié, Barba, An XI. Jocrisse suicidé, Masson 1809. Une heure de Jocrisse, Hugelet, An XII. Jocrisse aux enfers ou l'insurrection diabolique, Cavanagh 1809. Jocrisse-maitre et Jocrisse-valet, Masson 1810. Jocrisse corrigé, Barba maugeret 1812. Jocrisse chef de brigands, Barba 1817. Jocrisse grand père Jocrisse fils et jocrisse petit fils, Barba 1816.

      Ensemble de 10 pièces, reliée en un volume, in-8, bradel plein papier orangé, titre de maroquin bordeaux, papiers modestes mais sans rousseurs. UN ensemble conséquent des pièces de JOCRISSE, provenant de la Bibliothèque VIOLLET LE DUC, avec son ex-libris contrecollé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Benavides]
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        Catalogue des Livres précieux, singuliers et rares, tant Imprimés que Manuscrits, qui composaient la Bibliothèque de M.

      dont la vente se fera…le 15 Novembre 1803…et jours suivans… xxiv, 522, one leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. sheep-backed blue paste-paper boards, flat spine gilt, red leather lettering pieces on spine. Paris, Bleuet jeune, 1803. [bound with]:([DOSNIER & VAUVILLIERS, Jean-François de]). Catalogue des Livres curieux, singuliers et rares provenant des Bibliotheques de Mm. D*** et de V***. Dont la Vente se fera le 4 germinal, (25 mars) et jours suivans. xiv, 254 pp., one leaf of Supplement. 8vo. Paris: Bluet, 1805. Two uncommon auction catalogues of libraries. I. Méon (1748-1829), though employed in the War Ministry, was a scholar specializing in early French literature. He had taken advantage of the disorder of the French Revolution to buy quantities of valuable books cheaply. But by 1799, he was destitute and obliged to send his precious collection to auction. According to the sales notice, the collection was second only to the duc de la Vallière's library in variety, choice of copies, and excellence of early editions. The sale catalogue describes many early French romances and plays, belles-lettres, and historical writings. His bibliographical knowledge later earned him a position at the Bibliothèque Impériale, which ultimately dismissed him for poor librarianship. But in 1826, the library, now "Royale," reappointed him, eventually granting him a pension. Méon was the editor of several important texts, including the Le Roman du Renard (1825). This copy is unusual as it has been priced throughout with the buyers' names. The most interesting of the buyers is Napoleon, who purchased many of the most expensive lots dealing with French history. This copy has the errata leaf but lacks, as is often the case, the four-page schedule. 4166 lots. II. According to Peignot (who was in a position to know first-hand), the collectors were Dosnier and Jean François de Vauvilliers (1737-1801), the French Hellenist. Also, the Grolier Club and BnF copies both bear contemporary notes attributing ownership to Dosnier and de Vauvilliers. However, in this copy, there is a contemporary note on the title stating that "V***" was Charles-Gilbert, Vicomte de Morel de Vindé. These were two fine libraries, particularly rich in history, medicine, and science. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. 2455 lots. This is the first issue of the catalogue; the later issue has the date of 27 germinal (17 April). ? I. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 493. Brunet, III, 1639. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 446. N.B.G., 34, 1020-21. Peignot, p. 113-"Catalogue curieux pour les livres bizarres et singuliers." II. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 455. Peignot, p. 96.

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        A Poultry Market

      London, byWards & C., Newmann Street, 1803. Splendida incisione eseguita alla maniera nera, dimensioni alla battuta mm.490x610 + ampi marg. bianchi. Inc. pregevole controfondata su supporto carta Giappone per conferirle un maggiore sostegno. Scena di un mercato di polli con venditrice di uova, polli e galline e molri altri personaggi frequentatori del mercato. Assai bella e decorativa.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        Monsieur Botte

      - 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. 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. - [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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Gesamtansicht mit Schlacht i.J. 1794 ('Quesnoy - Das K. K. Lager bey Quesnoy .').

      - Kupferstich aus Sächsischer Postillion, 1803, 18 x 30 (Extrem selten!)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        An Account of the Island of Ceylon, containing its History, Geography, Natural History, with the Manners and Customs of its various Inhabitants; to which is added, the journal of an embassy to the court of Candy.

      London, C. and R. Baldwin, 1803. 4to. XII + 420 s. 4 foldede karter. Samtidig helskinnbind. Ryggdekor i gull. Gulldekor på for- og bakperm. Litt brunplettet. Liten skade på nedre del av forperm. Contemporary full calf. Gilt spine. Gilt covers. 4 folding maps and plans. Some spotting and offsetting. A small damage at lower part of front cover.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Des Pierres tombées du ciel, ou lithologie atmosphérique présentant la marche et l'état actuel de la science sur le phénomène des pierres de foudre, pluies de pierres, pierres tombées du ciel, etc.

      A Paris, chez Delalain fils, libraire, quai des Augustins, n°38, au coin de la rue Pavée Inconnu 1803 In-8 (13,7 x 21 cm), broché sous papier d'attente rose, 421 pages, RARE OUVRAGE sur les météorites et les météores (titre complet: Des Pierres tombées du ciel, ou lithologie atmosphérique présentant la marche et l'état actuel de la science sur le phénomène des pierres de foudre, pluies de pierres, pierres tombées du ciel, etc. ; plusieurs observations inédites, communiquées par MM. Pictet, Sage, Darcet et Vauquelin ; avec un essai de théorie sur la formation de ces pierres). L'auteur Joseph Izarn a pour théorie que les météorites se forment dans l'atmosphère. Citons le : "il existe dans l'atmosphère des masses gazeuses qui viennent dans les entrailles de la terre féconder des filons métalliques ou pierreux dont elle n'a que le genre" Il a peut-être existé une première émission avec un titre légèrement différent, "Lithologies atmosphérique, présentant la marche et l'état actuel de la science sur le phénomène... etc." sans le "Des pierres tombées du ciel" que nous trouvons en page de titre. On consultera l'article concernant la sortie de l'ouvrage dans la revue "La décade philosophique, littéraire et politique", 11e année de la République, 3e trimestre (Germinal, Floréal, Prairial) n°27, envoi de l'auteur à un certain Mazurié ; dos effrité, plats abîmés, par ailleurs intérieur très frais, ouvrage à relier. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Essai sur la physiognomonie, destiné A faire Connoître l’Homme & à le faire Aimer.

      La Haye : s.n. (van Karnebeeck), s.d. (1781)-1786 (tomes 1 à 3) - La Haye : I. van Cleef, 1803 (tome 4). - Quatre volumes in-4, 342 x 277 : (1 f.), X, 294 pp., (1 f.), 14 planches ; VIII, 404 pp., (1 f. Avis au relieur), 78 planches ; VIII, 360 pp., (2 ff.), 53 planches ; VIII, 328 pp., 48 planches. Abondante et admirable illustration composée de 4 vignettes de titre, d’environ 500 vignettes dans le texte et de 193 planches d’après Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki (1726-1801), Johann Rudolf Schellenberg (1740-1806), Rubens, Jacob Merz (1783-1807), Johann Heinrich Lips (1758-1817), etc. Tiré sur beau papier vergé de Hollande à grandes marges, non rogné. Quelques rousseurs. Demi-basane brune du XIX ème en bon état, dos plat orné de roulettes dorées (quelques frottements d'usage au dos). Première édition française de ce remarquable ouvrage composé par le théologien et poète zurichois Johann Caspar Lavater (1740-1801), sans conteste l’une des plus belles réalisations éditoriales de la fin du XVIIIe siècle qui connut un très grand succès dans toute l’Europe. Dans cet essai, publié pour la première fois en allemand à Leipzig entre 1775 et 1778, Lavater se propose d’étudier et de déchiffrer l’âme humaine, c’est-à-dire la personnalité, les sentiments et les émotions, dans les principaux traits du visage. Il prend pour cela l’exemple de personnages célèbres tels que César, Voltaire, Catherine II, etc. mais étudie également les animaux, le crâne de l’homme, la silhouette, les portraits, la physiologie (tempéraments, état de santé, jeunesse, vieillesse ), la stature, les attitudes, les gestes, les différentes parties du corps depuis la tête jusqu’aux pieds, les facultés de l’esprit humain, les vertus et les vices, les femmes, les ressemblances de familles, etc. La traduction fut donnée par Marie-Élisabeth de La Fite (1750?-1794), Antoine-Bernard Caillard (1737-1807) et Henri Renfer. Les 3 premiers volumes parurent du vivant de l’auteur, respectivement en 1781, 1783 et 1786, alors que le dernier fut publié de façon posthume en 1803. Cohen, 606; Brunet, III, 887.

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        Recreación Filosófica, ó Diálogo sobre la Filosofía Natural para instrucción de personas curiosas que no frecuentaron las aulas. Tercera edición, corregida y aumentada con los nuevos descubrimientos y doctrinas relativos a la Física, Chímica, etc., extractado todo de las obras de Lavoisier, Fourceroy, Brisson, Libes, etc. [Seguido de:] Cartas Físico-Matemáticas de Teodosio a Eugenio, para inteligencia y complemento de la Recreación Filosófica. Contiene un aparato de principios necesarios para entender la Física Experimental, como se explica en los Reales Estudios de Madrid.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1803. Once volúmenes en 4to. menor, ocho para la "Recreacón Filosófica" y tres para las "Cartas Físico Matemáticas"; XXIV pp., LVIII-341 pp. y 5 láminas plegadas + IV-474 pp., 4 lám.+ IV-522 pp., 3 lám. + IV-323 pp., 5 lám. + IV-405 pp., 5 lám. + IV-529 pp., 5 lám. + VI-479 pp. + 4 hs., 246 pp. + 3 hs., 230 pp., 15 lám. + 242 pp., 6 lám. + VI-234 pp., 5 lám., apreciandose la carencia de una lámina en el tomo tercero y otra en el décimo, únicamente. Rastros de moho en el tomo cuarto. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, de la época, con tejuelos.

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        Manuscript hand-colored survey of Bedford Street, Burton Street, Carmine Street, and Downing Street in the West Village of Manhattan

      New York 1803 - Single leaf (about 500x400mm), hand-drawn and colored map on the recto only. Some tiny chips along folds, otherwise presents very nicely.

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        Essais sur les Isles Fortunées et l'antique Atlantide, ou Précis de l'histoire générale, de l'archipel des Canaries.

      - Paris. Baudouin an XI 1803. 4:o. (6),522,(2) pp. + 3 engraved folding maps (Carte des Isles Canaries in photocopy) + 7 engraved plates (2 folding). Rebound with the old spine preserved, new title-label. Map in photocopy in pocket on lower board. A few pages with small hole mended with japanese ricepaper, no loss of text. Small loss at edge of the old spine. Page 19-22 mended with japanese ricepaper at upper edge. Page 27/28 with new paper in outer margin. Watersoiling and spots throughout mostly in the lower part. 26 x 20,5 cm.[#\131350]

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        ORDENANZA GENERAL FORMADA DE ÓRDEN DE SU MAGESTAD, Y MANDADA IMPRIMIR Y PUBLICAR PARA EL GOBIERNO É INSTRUCCION DE INTENDENTES, SUBDELEGADOS Y DEMAS EMPLEADOS EN INDIAS

      Madrid: En la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1803. [2],xxxvi,194,[98]pp. Folio. Contemporary Spanish calf, spine gilt, leather label. Lightly rubbed at extremities, boards lightly scuffed. Contents bright and clean. Near fine. Administrative regulations for Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and the Philippines. These laws represent the last ditch efforts of the Spanish monarchy to bring reform to the administration of their colonial holdings in the Americas. Six years later, in 1809, the first declaration of independence from Spanish rule would be signed in Quito, in modern Ecuador, which would be the first spark of the movement for independence across Spain's American colonies. With this ORDENANZA, Spain hoped to restructure and reform colonial rule in such a way to prevent that from happening. A nice piece of Spanish-American history. MEDINA (BHA) 5971. PALAU 202973.

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        ORDENANZA GENERAL FORMADA DE ÓRDEN DE SU MAGESTAD, Y MANDADA IMPRIMIR Y PUBLICAR PARA EL GOBIERNO É INSTRUCCION DE INTENDENTES, SUBDELEGADOS Y DEMAS EMPLEADOS EN INDIAS.

      Madrid: En la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1803. - [2],xxxvi,194,[98]pp. Folio. Contemporary Spanish calf, spine gilt, leather label. Lightly rubbed at extremities, boards lightly scuffed. Contents bright and clean. Near fine. Administrative regulations for Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and the Philippines. These laws represent the last ditch efforts of the Spanish monarchy to bring reform to the administration of their colonial holdings in the Americas. Six years later, in 1809, the first declaration of independence from Spanish rule would be signed in Quito, in modern Ecuador, which would be the first spark of the movement for independence across Spain's American colonies. With this ORDENANZA, Spain hoped to restructure and reform colonial rule in such a way to prevent that from happening. A nice piece of Spanish- American history. MEDINA (BHA) 5971. PALAU 202973.

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        Traité élémentaire de physique

      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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 26. VII. 1803.

      1803. 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. Eben volljährig, an seinen Erzieher v. Keller: "Ihre werthe Gesellschaft geht mir all zu sehr ab, als dass ich längere Zeit vergehen lassen könnte, ohne dem Abgang derselben wenigstens durch Brief-Wechsel zu ersetzen; und zu einer, obzwar beschränckten schriftlichen Gedanken Mitheilung die Zuflucht zu nehmen, da mir die unbeschränckte mündliche, die ich mit Ihnen gewohnt bin, nun unmöglich ist. Mein Bruder Franz erhielt eben Ihren Brief: wollte Gott, dass er uns bessere Nachrichten von Carl mittheilen könnte; allein das abermalige Zunehmen der Anfälle an Stärcke, und Dauer läßt mich leider sehr bezweifeln, dass der Ausschlag im Gesichte eine wahre Crisis war, oder dass er der Natur einen genugsamen Ausgang von üblen Säften verschafft habe; und in diesem Fall auf was kann man, als auf Gott die Hoffnung einer wahren Genesung bauen? Da der Anfall die ganze Nacht hindurch gedauert hat, so fürchte ich sehr, dass sie werden auf geblieben seyn, und so die ganze Nacht verlohren haben. Wir machen hier unser Ihnen wohl bekanntes Belvedere Leben, welches diesmahl fast noch mäßiger ist, als gestern: gestern Abends war Gesellschaft, die bis 2 Uhr dauerte, wir retirierten uns aber früher. Die gestrige zuverlässige Nachricht ist, dass eine Algerier Flotte von 13. Schabecchi, welche im Mittelländischen Meer, und an dessen Ufern alles zittern machte, von einer Englischen Fregatte attaquirt wurde: das Gefecht war hartnäckig, und die Fregatte war ziemlich nahe sich zu ergeben, als zwey Linienschiffe, die von der von Neapel in Anker liegenden Flotte des Ad. Nelson detachirt wurden, hinzu eilten, und dem Gefecht dadurch ein Ende machten, dass sie 6. Schabecchi zu Grund bohrten, und 7. eroberten, mit welcher sie vor Neapel zurückkehrten [...]".

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        Rapport wegens het onderzoek omtrent eene uitwatering te Catwyk aan Zee, gedaan in 1802, op last van Dykrichter en Hoogheemraden van Rhynland. Met bylaagen en daar toe behoorende kaarten en plaaten.

      Haarlem, Bohn, 1803. - 2 delen in 1. Folio. (II)+49;27+(1) pp. pp. Met 2 uitsl.krt. & 16 uitsl. platen & profielen, gedrukt op dik papier, enkele afb. in de tekst. Gebonden. Later half leer met gemarmerde platten. Goed ex. * Kemper 1603 (vermeldt abusievelijk 1893 i.p.v. 1803 als jaar van uitgave).

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        Biblioteca dell'eloquenza italiana di monsignore Giusto Fontanini Arcivescovo d'Ancira con le annotazioni del signor Apostolo Zeno istorico e poeta cesareo cittadino veneziano accresciuta di nuoue aggiunte. Tomo primo [-secondo] Parma : per li fratelli Gozzi : a spese di Luigi Mussi, 1803-1804

      1803. In-4 2 voll. XV (1) 536 (4); 525 (7).Le ultime p. riportano l'elenco degli associati e una nota editoriale. Mezza pelle con titolo inciso in oro al dorso. Ex-libris Libreria Antiquaria Ippolito Pindemonte. Apostolo Zeno (Venezia, 11 dicembre 1668 - ivi, 11 novembre 1750), poeta, librettista d'opera, letterato e giornalista.Nobile veneziano, fu nel 1691 tra i fondatori dell'Accademia degli Animosi. Nel 1695 compone il primo libretto d'opera, Gl'inganni felici, che ottiene un grande successo rendendolo librettista alla moda. Dal 1705 collabora con Pietro Pariati, riservandosi le scene teatrali e lasciando al Pariati la composizione dei libretti. Iniziò l'attività di giornalista letterario nella Galleria di Minerva, assumendone poi anche funzioni direttive ma ne prese le distanze quando si rese conto di non essere riuscito a darle l'impronta desiderata, tanto che finì col definirla una scempiaggine. Nel 1710 insieme al fratello Pier Caterino Zeno, Scipione Maffei e Antonio Vallisneri fondò il Giornale de' letterati d'Italia, sostenendo che era necessario che gli italiani si facessero essi il loro giornale... palesando che il buon senso, la dottrina e l'ingegno non vennero mai tra noi e che ora più mai fioriscono e s'avvivano. Il trimestrale ebbe collaboratori di prestigio come Scipione Maffei, Antonio Vallisneri, Eustachio Manfredi, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Giambattista Vico, Bernardino Ramazzini: mosso soprattutto dalla volontà di giovare agli studi italiani, ebbe un buon successo. Chiamato Apostolo Zeno all'incarico di poeta cesareo alla corte imperiale di Vienna, nel 1718, il fratello Pier Caterino ne assunse la direzione fino al 1732 e ne rese annuale la periodicità. A Vienna rimase fino al 1729, quando gli subentrò Pietro Metastasio. Tornato a Venezia, si dedicò soprattutto a opere di erudizione e alla numismatica. Graesse 612 Fontanini 2240. Brunet da 15 a 20. Bell'esemplare in ottime condizioni, collazionato e completo.

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        Report from the Committee upon the Distilleries in Scotland. Reported by the Right Honourable Sylvester Douglas, 11 June 1798. [in:] Reports from Committees of the House of Commons. Re-printed by Order of the House. Vol. XI. Miscellaneous Subjects: 1782 — 1799.]

      [London:] House of Commons, 1803 - Folio (425 x 260 mm). Recent half calf, raised bands within gilt rules to spine, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, marbled sides. Short worm-track to top margin of first 5 leaves, the text never affected, the occasional spot or mark. A very good copy. Text in double column. Engraved hand-coloured folding map, 11 engraved plates depicting distillery apparatus, tables throughout. 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 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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La pitié

      Paris, Giguet et Michaud, 1803 In-8 (19,6cm x 12,9cm) de 236pp. Frontispice et 1 gravure de Monsiau. Plein maroquin à grains longs, dos lisse orné d'un fer floral doré avec incrustation de maroquin rouge répété 5 fois, semis de pointillé doré; titre frappé or; double encadrement des plats agrémenté d'une roulette florale et de 4 petits fers dorés aux coins; coiffes guillochées; coupes filetées; contre-plats bordés de même maroquin et décorés d'une roulette dorée; tranches dorées. (Paquet) Très bel exemplaire, coins légèrement frottés (l'un émoussé), reliure en superbe état par ailleurs; intérieur frais malgré quelques rousseurs sans gravité.

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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 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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        Quittung mit eh. Empfangsbestätigung und U. ("Bode"). [Berlin], 8. X. 1803.

      1803. Eine Zeile auf 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Bestätigt, die Auflage vom astronomischen Jahrbuche 1786 "richtig in Empfang genommen" zu haben. - Leicht fleckig.

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        Recueil des loix, (lois) decrets et autres actes du Gouvernement du canton de Vaud, et des actes de la Diète Helvétique qui concernent ce canton. Tome 1 (1803) au tome LI (1854). Répertoire 1803 à 1834 et 1803 à 1845, 2 volumes, joint à la série (même reliure) le Code de procédures civile du canton de Vaud 1870. 48 Volumes.

      Lausanne, H. Vincent - Louis Vincent 1803-1856, 180x110mm,demi-cuir de l'époque, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison en cuir vert. Série en bon état.

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        A Commentary on the New Testament. Volume the First [with] Volume the Second. COKE'S NT COMMENTARY COMPLETE

      Printed for the Author, 1803. 2 vols., roy. 4to., on laid paper, neat contemporary signature on front paste-downs and titles; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, very neatly rebacked with old backstrips laid down, new endpapers, an unusually well-preserved, crisp, clean copy. Vol. I: St. Matthew to Acts (including Introductions); Vol. II: Romans to Revelation (including Index and Appendix). A remarkable copy in sympathetically restored period binding. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        Charte von England und Wallis. Neu entworfen und nach astronomischen Beobachtungen verbessert .

      Augsburg, Bey Johannes Walch 1803. - Mehrfach gef. Kupferstich mit grosser topographischer Titelkartusche. 1,11 x 1,31m. - 4 Teile zusammenmontiert. - Randeinrissen, davon einige hinterlegt, teils kleinere Fehlstellen im Falz. Lang de

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        Comptes Généraux du Trésor Public. Recettes et Dépenses pendant l'An X.

      Imprimerie de la République 1803 - In quarto de 101 pages: 25 pages de Barbé-Marbois expliquant la publicité de ce rapport au 1er Consul. Il faut alors restaurer le crédit public de la France vis-à-vis de ses créanciers intérieurs et des Etats étrangers. Certaines anomalies dans la comptabilité laissent supposer que le 1er Consul Bonaparte a repris les méthodes financières du Général Bonaparte.Par ailleurs, en même temps, Barbé-Marbois négocie la vente de la Louisiane aux Etats-Unis. On peut douter que le produit de cette vente se retrouve dans les budgets postérieurs. Broché avec 2 couvertures carton d époque; taches de rousseur plus importantes vers la fin. Exemplaire à relier. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN RUSH TO HIS WIFE]

      Philadelphia, 1803. [2]pp. Quarto. Old folds. Light soiling. Top half of left edge repaired with newer paper. About very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt, red leather labels. A familiarly chatty letter written by Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia signer of the Declaration of Independence, to his wife, Julia, who is away from home, relating the latest news and gossip from Philadelphia. He mentions Julia's "little farm," writing of improvements to be made there: "Marcus is now employed in planting strawberries. He shall attend to your directions. Your flowers & fruit trees seem to languish for your eye & hand. I have engaged a surveyor to go out & run the line which is to add an acre or two to your little farm. In the course of the stream which issues from the spring, thro' the wood, there is a pleasant & shaded spot on which I shall direct a covered bath to be made. It will furnish ice in winter, and a bath in summer." He continues with some news of family and neighbors, writing: "I have passed another busy day - two hours of it were pleasantly spent at Mr. Wister's at Germantown in the company of three of the best informed ladies of Philada. Young Mr. Wister relapsed a few days ago, but is now I hope mending. Capt. [John] Barry is better, but not well. My country patient at Frankford is out of danger. I visited him yesterday - probably for the last time....John unkindly took my umbrella with him & left me a note to buy another for myself. I have not time to do so, nor do I know where to borrow one. From the want of it I have suffered from the rain this evening. To him it was an article of dress; to me it was a necessity of health. I never expect to see it again." The Captain Barry referred to is the famous naval officer considered as second only to John Paul Jones. Rush closes the letter with a post script about a party given by the governor, attended by Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon: "Governor McKean gave a splendid tea party this evening in honor of Jerome Bonaparte. Miss Eliza Smith who attended it, says he is a modest, thoughtful well behaved young man." Jerome Bonaparte was a lad of eighteen who was deeply in love with Elizabeth Patterson of Maryland. They waited until December 1803 to be married, when Jerome would have passed his nineteenth birthday. The marriage was dissolved by Napoleon in 1805. Benjamin Rush was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence; later he served as surgeon general for the Middle Department of the Continental Army, though he resigned in outrage over the disorganization and corruption in army hospitals. He established several medical facilities in Philadelphia, including the College of Physicians in 1787. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad. More than any other physician, Rush established the reputation of Philadelphia as a center for medical training....His drive to understand mental illness and render the treatment of mental patients more humane earned Rush the title 'father of American psychiatry'" - ANB.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN RUSH TO HIS WIFE].

      Philadelphia. Sept. 1, 1803. - [2]pp. Quarto. Old folds. Light soiling. Top half of left edge repaired with newer paper. About very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt, red leather labels. A familiarly chatty letter written by Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia signer of the Declaration of Independence, to his wife, Julia, who is away from home, relating the latest news and gossip from Philadelphia. He mentions Julia's "little farm," writing of improvements to be made there: "Marcus is now employed in planting strawberries. He shall attend to your directions. Your flowers & fruit trees seem to languish for your eye & hand. I have engaged a surveyor to go out & run the line which is to add an acre or two to your little farm. In the course of the stream which issues from the spring, thro' the wood, there is a pleasant & shaded spot on which I shall direct a covered bath to be made. It will furnish ice in winter, and a bath in summer." He continues with some news of family and neighbors, writing: "I have passed another busy day - two hours of it were pleasantly spent at Mr. Wister's at Germantown in the company of three of the best informed ladies of Philada. Young Mr. Wister relapsed a few days ago, but is now I hope mending. Capt. [John] Barry is better, but not well. My country patient at Frankford is out of danger. I visited him yesterday - probably for the last time.John unkindly took my umbrella with him & left me a note to buy another for myself. I have not time to do so, nor do I know where to borrow one. From the want of it I have suffered from the rain this evening. To him it was an article of dress; to me it was a necessity of health. I never expect to see it again." The Captain Barry referred to is the famous naval officer considered as second only to John Paul Jones. Rush closes the letter with a post script about a party given by the governor, attended by Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon: "Governor McKean gave a splendid tea party this evening in honor of Jerome Bonaparte. Miss Eliza Smith who attended it, says he is a modest, thoughtful well behaved young man." Jerome Bonaparte was a lad of eighteen who was deeply in love with Elizabeth Patterson of Maryland. They waited until December 1803 to be married, when Jerome would have passed his nineteenth birthday. The marriage was dissolved by Napoleon in 1805. Benjamin Rush was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence; later he served as surgeon general for the Middle Department of the Continental Army, though he resigned in outrage over the disorganization and corruption in army hospitals. He established several medical facilities in Philadelphia, including the College of Physicians in 1787. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad. More than any other physician, Rush established the reputation of Philadelphia as a center for medical training.His drive to understand mental illness and render the treatment of mental patients more humane earned Rush the title 'father of American psychiatry'" - ANB.

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        Lettre Autographe Signée de Corse du Sieur Benedetti.

      LAS du Sieur Benedetti (à priori le comte anobli par grâce) de Bastia en date du 17 Brumaire An XII (9 novembre 1803) au commissaire de la république Borron. Lettre concernant l'arrivée et le logement dans l'île de Corse d'une troupe de légionnaires d'honneur. La famille Benedetti est une des familles reconnues Nobles par le Conseil Supérieur de la Corse. Il s'agit peut-être de : Pasquale Antoniu (1763-1817) Membre du Conseil Supérieur de la Corse en 1790, et Procureur-syndic du district de Vicu sous le gouvernement Anglo-corse, de 1794 à 1796. ou Luiggi (1739-1808). En 1796, il est nommé, par les Anglais, Président provisoire de la municipalité de Bastia. Avec son conseil pro-Anglais, il doit se rendre aux Français. En 1803, il est membre résident et vice-président de la Société d'Instruction Publique du Département du Golu. En 1804, il est le président du Tribunal Criminel du département du Golu.Lettre d'une page. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12° (19x15).

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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. und eh. Gegenzeichnung von Erzherzog Karl. Wien, 27. II. 1803.

      1803. 1 S. Qu.-Imp.-Folio (540:740 mm). Mit papiergedecktem Siegel. Generalspatent für Feldmarschalleutnant Rudolph Otto.

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         Carte générale des marches, positions, combats et batailles, de l'armée de réserve, depuis le passage du Grand St. Bernard, le 24 floréal An 8. Jusqu'à la victoire complette & décisive remportée à Marengo, le 25 prairial suivant. Faite à Turin, en l'An 8 par Lapie, Ingénieur Géographe employé à cette armée, par ordre du généraP. Dupont, chef de l'Etat Major Général.

      An XII - 1803 439 x 630 mm. Grande carte de l'Italie septentrionale gravée par P.F. Tardieu, couvrant la chaîne alpine du Montgenèvre au Mont-Rose. Elle indique les itinéraires, les positions et les batailles soutenues par l'armée de réserve aux mois de mai et juin 1800. Les positions des troupes françaises sont aquarellées en bleu, celles des troupes autrichiennes en rouge. La carte est détaillée, et tous les engagements survenus dans le Val d'Aoste, à Etroubles, à Aoste, à Châtillon et au fort de Bard sont bien exposés et datés dans le tableau en bas à droite. En haut à gauche figurent les schémas des deux ordres de bataille de l'armée de réserve commandée par Berthier, pour les 24 floréal et 25 prairial An 8 (14 mai et 14 juin 1800). L'auteur a également indiqué le siège du fort de Bard, et la représentation du mouvement au cours des différentes phases de la bataille de Marengo est remarquable. En bas à gauche figure une belle vue du col du Grand-Saint-Bernard, avec l'armée napoléonienne se dirigeant vers Aoste. Bel exemplaire. Aliprandi, I, p. 249.

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         Carte générale des marches, positions, combats et batailles, de l'armée de réserve, depuis le passage du Grand St. Bernard, le 24 floréal An 8. Jusqu'à la victoire complette & décisive remportée à Marengo, le 25 prairial suivant. Faite à Turin, en l'An 8 par Lapie, Ingénieur Géographe employé à cette armée.

      An XII - 1803. 445 x 630 mm. Grande carte de l'Italie septentrionale couvrant la chaîne alpine du Montgenèvre au Mont-Rose, gravée par Tardieu. Elle indique les itinéraires, les positions et les batailles soutenues par l'armée de réserve aux mois de mai et juin 1800. Les positions des troupes françaises sont aquarellées en bleu, celles des troupes autrichiennes en rouge. La carte est détaillée, et tous les engagements survenus dans le Val d'Aoste, à Etroubles, à Aoste, à Châtillon et au fort de Bard sont bien exposés et datés dans le tableau en bas à droite. En haut à gauche figurent les schémas des deux ordres de bataille de l'armée de réserve commandée par Berthier, pour les 24 floréal et 25 prairial An 8. L'auteur a également indiqué le siège du fort de Bard, et la représentation du mouvement au cours des différentes phases de la bataille de Marengo est remarquable. En bas à gauche figure une belle vue du col du Grand-Saint-Bernard, avec l'armée napoléonienne se dirigeant vers Aoste. Berl exemplaire. Aliprandi, I, p. 249.

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