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        Le Rojaume De Ecosse Dressé sur les meilleurs Carte modernes Par La Marche Geog. - Venise 1803':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Delamarche b. Società Calcografia in Venedig, dat. 1803, 49 x 57 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Diese sehr seltene Karte gehört zu einem nie beendetem Projekt der "Società Calcografia", ein Zusammenschluß der beiden venezianischen Verleger des 18. Jahrhundert Antonio Zatta und Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. - Weitere Karten die uns aus dem Projekt bekannt sind tragen auch den Namen "à Venise Chez la Societe Chalcographique". - Das Projekt ist nie beendet worden und die Karten in keiner uns bekannten Bibliographie aufgeführt. - Oben rechts in Manuskript "N. XIX." - Die Karte zeigt Schottland. - Unten links separat gedruckte altkolorierte Kartusche mit italienischer Landschadt. - Extrem seltener Einblattdruck! This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing "à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique". As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has ever been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini’s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 "Atlas Universelle" and from the plates of Antonio Zatta’s "Nuovo Atlante" published in 1796. Santini’s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Abhandlung über die Entbindungskunst.

      Heinrich Gräff,, Leipzig, 1803 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1803. Gr.-folio. 7 n.n. Bl., 216 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 2 Anfangsvignetten, 46 gestochenen Kupfertafeln und 21 Vignetten im Text. Halblederband um 1840 mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Waller 6594. - Hirsch-H. IV, 229. - Blake 307. - Garrison-M. 6161 (für Ausabe St. Petersburg 1791). - HOH 1161 (ebenfalls für Ausgabe 1791). - Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe von 1791 bei der nur das Titelblatt mit dem Verlag und Erscheinungsjahr verändert wurde, ansonsten identisch mit der Erstausgabe. Mohrenheim wurde Leibarzt von Katharina II, auf deren Befehl das Werk gedruckt wurde. Die Qualität der 46 Tafeln, die meist in Lebensgrösse gestochen sind, machen das Buch zu einem der berühmtesten Werke der Geburtshilfe des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Titelblatt angestaubt und mit alter Papierrestauratur am unteren Rand. Das erste nicht nummerierte Blatt des Inhaltsverzeichnis mit Japanpapier geklebt. Marmorpapierbezug des Einbanddeckels verblasst. Ecken etwas bestossen. - Résumé: Reissue (Titelauflage) of the first edition (1791). Mohrenheim became personal physician of Katharina II. She instigated Mohrenheim for this work. With 46 copper plates with life-sized images. Half calf about 1840 (bumped). - Titel and the first not numbered leaf with repairings. Halblederband um 1840 mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT QU'APRÈS AVOIR ASSURÉ LA TRANQUILLITÉ & LA SÛRETÉ DANS LES DIVERS POSTES DE LA BASSE-LOUISIANE...[caption title]

      [New Orleans, 1803. Minor old folds, light wear and some tanning at edges. Moderate dampstain affecting portions of eight lines of text. Contemporary manuscript inscriptions in ink above text. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree was promulgated on Dec. 6, 1803 and authorized by Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot. "Having issued a previous decree maintaining office and confirming the authority and powers of various post commanders of lower Louisiana, Laussat now gives orders making the same provisions for civil functionaries in the provinces along the banks of the Mississippi River" - Hummel. Spain signed a treaty of cession on March 21, 1801, but this was not announced to the inhabitants of the colony until March 27, 1803. The actual transfer of Louisiana back to France occurred on Nov. 30 of that year, and three weeks later the territory became a part of the United States. Pierre Clément de Laussat, Colonial Prefect, arrived in New Orleans from Paris to take formal possession of Louisiana, and as had already been arranged, transfer title to the U.S. "Laussat's first official announcement after his arrival in New Orleans was followed by five other proclamations or edicts in broadside form which have been seen and recorded in the course of this study, and there were undoubtedly still others which have not come to light. The purpose of these broadsides was to establish and carry on the machinery of government and to insure the maintenance of law and order after the automatic termination of the authority of the Spanish magistrates and office holders. Most of these bear at the top an interesting woodcut of the typical female figure symbolical of France, and inscribed 'Préfecture Coloniale.' This woodblock was undoubtedly brought by the commission from Paris" - McMurtrie, NEW ORLEANS. An extremely rare broadside printed during France's brief control of Louisiana in the early 19th century. Jumonville records copies at New Orleans Public Library, Tulane, and Historic New Orleans Collection.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, "Sade".

      [Saint-Maurice], "the 29th" [1803-14] - 8vo. 1 page. To his son Donatien-Claude-Armand, in French, expressing surprise and exasperation at his not having put things in order with respect to Mr. Le Normand. - "You will admit to me, my dear Armand, that your conduct toward me continues to be always more and more peculiar. You know my situation, you know that I lack even the most necessary things of life and you finish nothing with Le Normand. It has been three weeks since (according to you) he should have been put in order and the 28th of this month he writes me that you have not even written him. Finish it, therefore, I implore you, for--on my honor--without that I will leave one of these mornings and go live with you. "M. de Coulmier is also getting impatient and there's my letter from Arles, which does not resolve anything either [ ] Your negligence is--on my honor--incomprehensible [ ]"

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        The Ashes of Ravana

      London: Thos. Daniell R.A. Howland Street Fitzroy Square, 1803. Engraved by and under the direction of Thos. Daniell. Hand-coloured aquatint. Image size: 17 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 21 x 29 1/8 inches. A Hindu sanctuary at Ellora in western India The cave known as Ravana-ki Khai is single-storeyed excavation dating from the 7th Century and consists of a square columned mandapa and a verandah. The facade has lost several of its piers revealing the large pillared hall behind. The columns of the hall have pot and foliage capitals and rectangular brackets. Figural panels include Shaivite sculptures on the south wall and Vaishnava images on the north wall.The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country.Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey TravelII.420 no.88; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today''140 - Ellora, Ravana-ki Khai'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Seventh Congress of the United States, begun and held at the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, on Monday, the sixth of December, one thousand eight hundred and two

      Printed by Meriwether Jones, Richmond 1803 - (11 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). 60,lxii, [2] pp. Expertly bound to style in period half tree calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into compartments with gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment Scarce Virginia printing of the acts of Congress during Thomas Jefferson's presidency, including printings of important American treaties. A very rare Virginia printing of the laws of the second session of the seventh United States Congress, with additional material on European and Indian treaties. The Seventh Congress was the first during which Thomas Jefferson was President. Printed here are the acts admitting the state of Ohio, with alterations of laws governing the Northwest and Southwest Territories, as well as other session laws Importantly, this volume contains a series of important treaties. The "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America" (pp. i-xxiii) with both French and English texts, ratified in 1801, settled all the commercial and military disputes that had brought the two countries to the brink of war in the 1790s, and paved the way for the Louisiana Purchase. Next appears the newly ratified version of part of Jay's Treaty, also settling claims over commercial issues. Finally, there are printings of treaties made by President Jefferson with the Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw and Seneca Indian tribes. OCLC records only four institutional copies, all in Virginia. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. OCLC 7441072. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE TERRITORY OF COLUMBIA, ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWO

      Richmond: Printed by Meriwether Jones, 1803.. 60,lxii,[2]pp. Folio. Expertly bound to style in period half tree calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. Very good. A very rare Virginia printing of the laws of the second session of the seventh United States Congress, with additional material on European and Indian treaties. The Seventh Congress was the first during which Thomas Jefferson was President. Printed here are the acts admitting the state of Ohio, with alterations of laws governing the Northwest and Southwest Territories, as well as other session laws. ^Importantly, this volume a series of important treaties. The "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America" (pp. i-xxiii) with both French and English texts, ratified in 1801, settled all the commercial and military disputes that had brought the two countries to the brink of war in the 1790's, and paved the way for the Louisiana Purchase. Next appears the newly ratified version of part of the Jay Treaty, also settling claims over commercial issues. Finally, there are printings of treaties made by by President Jefferson with the Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seneca Indian tribes. OCLC records only four institutional copies, all in Virginia. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. OCLC 7441072.

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        The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift; Swift's Works in Twenty-Four Volumes

      London: J. Johnson, Nichols and Son, R. Baldwin, 1803"A new edition"Complete in 24 volumesEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        ARRETÉ CONCERNANT L'ADMINISTRATION PROVISOIRE DES DOUANES. A LA NOUVELLE-ORLÉANS. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDÉRANT, QUE L'ADMINISTRATION ESPAGNOLE DES DOUANES DANS CE PAYS...[caption title]

      [New Orleans, 1803. Moderate dampstaining and soiling, occasional foxing, moderate wear at edges. Autograph signatures of Colonial Prefect Laussat and Commission Secretary Daugerot, authorization stamp of the Préfecture Coloniale de la Louisiane, contemporary inscriptions above text. A good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside concerning the provisional administration of customs duties, printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree creates a French customs system in place of the Spanish authority and appoints "Mr. Garland and citizen Navailles, respectively, as Collector of Customs and Treasurer under the newly installed French regime" (Hummel). Spain signed a treaty of cession on March 21, 1801, but this was not announced to the inhabitants of the colony until March 27, 1803. The actual transfer of Louisiana back to France occurred on Nov. 30 of that year, and three weeks later the territory became a part of the United States. Pierre Clément de Laussat, Colonial Prefect, arrived in New Orleans from Paris to take formal possession of Louisiana, and as had already been arranged, to transfer title to the U.S. "Laussat's first official announcement after his arrival in New Orleans was followed by five other proclamations or edicts in broadside form which have been seen and recorded in the course of this study, and there were undoubtedly still others which have not come to light. The purpose of these broadsides was to establish and carry on the machinery of government and to insure the maintenance of law and order after the automatic termination of the authority of the Spanish magistrates and office holders. Most of these bear at the top an interesting woodcut of the typical female figure symbolical of France, and inscribed 'Préfecture Coloniale.' This woodblock was undoubtedly brought by the commission from Paris" - McMurtrie, NEW ORLEANS. Jumonville records copies at New Orleans Public Library and Tulane; OCLC adds a third copy at Yale.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Frankfurt, 7. VIII. 1803. - 4to. 1 p. With autogr. address. To the composer Johann Anton André in Offenbach, inquiring whether the concert scores he sent him have arrived.

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        Wilhelm August Krause (1803-1864). Fjordlandschaft. Öl auf Papier

      - Wilhelm August Krause (1803 Dessau-Berlin 1864). Fjordlandschaft. 1847 . Öl auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Öl auf Papier. unten rechts signiert und datiert: "W Krause. Fecit. 18487", unten links bezeichnet: "Gyde Fjor (?)". Aus dem Besitz der Deutschen Kaiserin Augusta -- Größe/Size: -- 14 x 19,3 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. Leicht restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- 1847 im Jahre einer schweren Erkrankung entstanden, erschafft der Marinemaler Wilhelm Krause aus der Erinnerung an die angenehmen Tage der Reise nach Norwegen im Jahre 1831 das Bild einer abendlichen Stimmung am Wasser. Die nördliche Landschaft ist in ein rötliches Licht getaucht, die Sonne scheint erst vor wenigen Augenblicken links hinter den Bergen verschwunden zu sein. Krause hatte Anfang der zwanziger Jahre in Dresden bereits in jungen Jahren die Möglichkeit, die Gemälde J. Chr. Dahls zu studieren und so ist in Krauses nordischer Landschaft eine enge Verwandtschaft zu den stimmungsgeladenen Arbeiten des Dänen festzustellen. Doch löst sich der jüngere viel mehr von konkreten topographischen, geologischen und kultur-historischen Bezügen, als es Dahl je tat. Lediglich durch die knappe Inschrift am unteren Bildrand verortet Krause diese Landschaft in Norwegen und auch die Tätigkeit der Personen gibt wenig Aufschluss über eine kulturelle oder geschichtliche Bedeutung dieses Ortes. Ferner legt er wenig Wert auf eine geologisch treue Wiedergabe des Gesteins – der Maler richtet die gesamte Komposition einzig auf die Besonderheit im Ausdruck dieses Naturschauspiels aus. Die sonderbare Wetterstimmung erreicht Krause einerseits durch die Inszenierung des Abendhimmels mit den dramatisch bewegten, hoch aufgetürmten, in Schattierungen von Rot, Orange, Hellgelb und Violett schimmernden Wolken über den bereits verschatteten Bergkegeln am hinteren Ufer des Fjords. Zum anderen steigert er diese eigentümliche Wirkung zusätzlich durch das wohlüberlegt eingesetzte Wechselspiel von Licht und Schatten. Unten, vor dem Fischerboot, spiegelt sich auf der sanft bewegten Wasseroberfläche der letzte Abglanz des vergangenen Tages und lenkt damit die Aufmerksamkeit auf die einfahrenden Fischer. Zugleich setzt Krause damit einen deutlichen Kontrast zu der darüber liegenden Dunkelheit der verschatteten Oberfläche des Sees in Richtung des gegenüberliegenden Ufers mit seinen finsteren Berghängen. Die abendliche Stimmung, die uns Krause hier darbietet, soll nicht Sinnbild der Erschöpfung der Fischer von den Mühen des Tages sein. Der Maler zeigt uns vielmehr eine von solcherlei Alltäglichkeit losgelöste, beinahe unwirklich erscheinende, beseelte Landschaft, in der die Menschen zwar anwesend sind, ihre Tätigkeit jedoch eine marginale Rolle einnimmt. Die dunkle Schroffheit der bergigen Landschaft, die Bewegtheit des bewölkten Himmels, die Wandlung der Natur im vergehenden Tageslicht, die sich aus dem Zwielicht ergebenden Farbeffekte erzeugen eine seltsam phantastische, nahezu traumhafte Atmosphäre. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MÜNCHEN. Blick von Westen auf die Stadt von der Hofgartenanlage und dem Schwabinger Tor links bis zum Karlstor ganz rechts. Gesamtansicht (21 x 35,5 cm) als Kopf eines Gesellenbriefes für Schneider, oben mittig das Münchner Kindl.

      - Kupferstich von F.X. Jungwirth, 1803, 32 x 36 cm. Maillinger Bd. I, Nr. 1896; nicht bei Lentner u. Slg. Proebst. - Von Jungwirth sind Gesellenbriefe für Kistler, Gürtler und Zimmerleute bekannt (Slg. Proebst 91, 92, 93), nicht jedoch dieser für Schneider mit einer ungewöhnlichen München-Ansicht. Ausgefüllt und datiert 1804 für Peter Ott von Kemmnath, unterschrieben von Joseph Lindner, Stadtrat und "Commissarius", sowie von Joseph Schmid, dem ersten Meister des Schneiderhandwerks, und von Valentin Geiß, dem zweiten. Mit Papiersiegel und Stempel. Mittig montiert ein ausgeschnittenes Papiermedaillon mit Johannes d.T. als Patron der Schneider, neben ihm eine Schere, dat. 1670. - Geglättete Längs- und Querfalten, verso Sichtvermerk der Polizei in Landshut.

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        Costume of the Russian Empire, The

      London: Printed for W. Miller, 1803. - Seventy-Three Fine Hand-Colored Stipple Engravings of The Russian EmpireWith Descriptions Derived From Authentic Sources[ALEXANDER, William]. The Costume of the Russian Empire, illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French. London: Printed for W. Miller, 1803. First edition, later issue. Folio (13 13/16 x 10 1/8 inches; 350 x 257 mm.). [xviii], 73 leaves of text. Text printed in English and French. Seventy-three hand colored stipple-engravings. Plates watermarked J. Whatman 1817, text watermarked 1811. A few plates with minor marginal discoloration and light offsetting onto facing text leaves.Full contemporary red straight-grain morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt and blind, spine with three wide and shallow raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Holcombe Ingleby on front paste-down. Minor rubbing to lower joint. A n excellent copy."In the two former works of a similar nature to the present, - the Costume of Turkey, and the Costume of China, - the utility and advantage of such publications have been sufficiently dilated upon; and the approbation with which they have been honoured has evinced, that the opinion, the Publisher had formed of their value, was not ill-founded. This present work possesses all the advantages, which the former ones embraced, and has the further merit of rather a more systematic arrangement. 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 The authenticity of the present work is undoubted, being in fact copied from a series of engravings begun at Petersburg in 1776, and finished in 1779 The descriptions to the plates have been derived from the most authentic sources, more particularly from Professor Müller's "Description de toutes les Nations de l'Empire de Russie -- 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 Billing's Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia," &c. &c. as well as from information procured from several gentlemen, who have been resident for some time in different parts of that empire." (Preface)."The fourth in the series of costume books issued by William Miller. The plates for this book are closely copied, but somewhat enlarged, from a book by J.G. Georgi published by Carl Wilhelm Müller in St. Petersburg, four volumes, 4to, 1776-80, under the patronage of the Empress. The text to this English edition is said to be by William Alexander." Abbey)Abbey, Travel, 244.

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        Reisen in Ober- und Unter-Egypten [Aegypten], w„hrend Bonaparte's Feldzuegen. Aus dem Franz"sischen bersetzt.

      Berlin und Hamburg ; 1803 - (EA); ca 21x13 cm; (8) 460 (4) Seiten mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 1 Falttabelle und 1 gefaltete Karte; Ganzledereinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rckenschild (Einband gering bestoáen, mit einige winzigen Wurmg„ngen, Exlibris auf Innendeckel, Seiten ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; sonst sch"nes, recht dekoratives Exemplar) Reihe: Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, 16. Band (2. Reihentitel: Archiv der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Vierter Band). 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage de F. Hornemann, dans l'Afrique Septentrionale, depuis le Caire jusqu'a Mourzouk, capitale du Royaume de Fezzan; suivi d'eclaircissemens sur la geographie de l'Afrique, par M. Rennell. Traduit de l'anglais, par ... Et augmente de notes et d'un memoire sur les oasis, compose principalement, d'apres les auteurs arabes, par L. Langles. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Dentu, 1803. XLVIII, 476 S., 2 mehrfach gefalt. gest. Karten 8°, Lederbände der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfileten auf den Deckel. Aus der Sammlung Roger Budin. Einbände etwas berieben, mit geringen Fehlstellen.

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        Delphine -

      Maradan An XI-1803 -, Paris - 6 tomes. In-8 Sous coffret cartonné bordé cuir. Reliure de l'époque demi-veau fauve, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison olive, tranches mouchetée. Intérieur très frais. Très bel ensemble. Première édition française du premier grand roman de Madame de Staël. Bel exemplaire dont chaque partie a été reliée individuellement à l'époque. Il est conforme à la description de Lonchamp (42-2.) et comporte de plus un feuillet d'errata ainsi qu'un catalogue de l'éditeur de 12 ff. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine bust-length portrait engraving

      226 x 196 mm. Very slightly soiled and foxed. In very good condition overall. . The New Grove, Vol. 9, p. 690 (another version of this print, dated 1803, attributed to Giuseppe Fusinati). "[Jommelli] was important among those who initiated the mid-18th-century modifications to singer-dominated Italian opera. His greatest achievements represent a combination of German complexity, French decorative elements and Italian brio, welded together by an extraordinary gift for dramatic effectiveness." Marita P. McClymonds et al in Grove Music Online.

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        Improvements Proposed [by T]he Hon. Corporation of London between the Royal Exchange and Finsbury Square.

      1803 - London, 1803. Original colour. Sheet 515 x 370mm. Trimmed into title on top left. A plan submited by architect George Dance the Younger (1741-1825), this a grand 'London Amphitheatre' that eventually became Finsbury Circus in the City of London. A text reads: 'The principal improvements proposed by this Plan are as follows, viz The removal of Bedlam Hospital to a more healthy situation without the Town, the present building being found unfit to stand. The erection of an Amphitheatrical Area 500 by 400 Feet, on Quarters of Moorfields including the scite which the Hospital of Bedlam now occupies, and would admit of upwards of Sixty Houses fit for the habitation of opulent Citizens, with Gardens, Coach houses & stables, annexed. The whole connected with the most interesting part of the City, by a new Street 80 feet wide leading directly from the Amphitheatre to the Royal Exchange'.

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        An Essay concerning Human Understanding. To which are now Added, An Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; A Defence of Mr. Locke's Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding; Some Thought concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; Elements of natural Philosophy; A New Method of a Common-place Book. Extracted from the Author's Works. To which is prefixed The Life of the Author

      Boston: Printed by David Carlisle for Thomas & Andrews, Joseph Nancrede, William P. & Lemuel Blake, West & Greenleaf, James White & Co., John West, and Caleb Bingham, 1803. First American from the twentieth London edition. This is the first complete American edition, an abridged version having been published in 1794. Folding table. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards. Worn, volume 2 rebacked, some browning and staining of text, tear on title of first volume, signatures of Frederick Hobbs Jr. and Frederick H. Allen on endpapers, but interior sound. In a cloth and marbled paper open-end box. First American from the twentieth London edition. This is the first complete American edition, an abridged version having been published in 1794. Folding table. 3 vols. 12mo. In 18th century America, as it was the age of reason and Enlightenment, the colonists needed the justification or rationalization of their disagreement and resultant actions with England, citing their immutable rights as Englishmen and quoting the basic English institutions. As the "philosopher of the Enlightenment" Locke's theories and writings were seized upon by the colonists, especially with Locke's "doctrine of natural rights," his theories on "life, liberty and property," religious toleration and proper representation in government. His writings gave the colonist a firm foundation upon which to base many of their statements. To Locke goes much of the credit for many of the ideas forming the Virginia Declaration of Rights drafted by George Mason. Many of the other states used that constitution as a basis for their own. Locke's advocacy of a "laissez faire" economic policy was shared by Jefferson who agreed with the idea that the "government is best which governs least." (Cohen "American Thought" p. 132). The conclusion reached in the "Essay" "that though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be 'sufficient'; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy of pure chance, and can of some extent control our own destiny" summarizes American intent and beliefs. Attig " John Locke" pp. 40-41; Boring "History of Experimental Psychology." pp. 170 ff; PMM 164 (for first edition); Roback "A History of Psychology and Psychiatry" pp. 33 ff; Shaw and Shoemaker 4533; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 6 which quotes Franklin as describing is as "the best Book of Logick in the World"

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New edition, illustrated with a medallion portrait frontispiece and 16 figures.Binding in full brown sheepskin speckled contemporary. Back smooth decorated with two different irons and multiple wheels. Title and volume number gilded. Marbled edges. Chez Jean-François Bastien A Paris 1803 In-8 (12,5x21cm) 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population;

      London: J. Johnson,, 1803. 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. Quarto (280 × 220 mm). Contemporary black quarter calf, marbled boards, smooth spine in compartments separated by double rules gilt, titles gilt on red ground to second. First quarto edition and second edition overall; first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work. He did not claim originality for the idea that population tends to outrun the food supply. In the preface to the second edition he stated that in writing the first edition he had deduced the principle of population from the writings of David Hume, Robert Wallace, Adam Smith, and Richard Price, but that in the intervening period he had become aware that much more had been published on the subject. He nevertheless believed that even more remained to be done, especially in describing the means by which populations are checked and in drawing out the practical implications of the principle of population. In the second edition, he made clear what was only implicit in the first, that prudential restraint should, if humanly possible, be 'moral restraint'—that is, delayed marriage accompanied by strictly moral pre-marital behaviour, although he admitted that moral restraint would not be easy and that there would be occasional failures. Whereas in the first edition he had said that all the checks to population would involve either misery or vice, in the second edition he attempted to lighten this 'melancholy hue' (Essay on the Principle of Population, 1st edn, 1798, iv) and 'to soften some of the harshest conclusions of the first essay' (2nd edn, 1803, vii) by arguing that moral restraint, if supported by an education emphasizing the immorality of bringing children into the world without the means of supporting them, would tend to increase rather than diminish individual happiness" (ODNB).

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        Développemens des principes de la langue Arabe moderne, suivis d'un recueil de phrases, de traductions interlinéaires, de proverbes arabes, et d'un essai de calligraphie orientale.

      Paris, Françoise-Jean Baudoin, 1803. - Folio (228 x 322 mm). (2), VII, (1), 254, (2) pp. With engr. additional title in Arabic, 10 engr. plates (some folding), and 16 folding tables. Original brown boards. First and only edition of A. F. J. Herbin's (1783-1806) treatise on modern Arabic, with the celebrated "Essay on Oriental Calligraphy", an early account of Islamic calligraphy with details on scripts and writing materials: "Cet ouvrage ne conservé une place dans la bibliothèque des orientalistes qu'à cause d'un 'Essai sue la calligraphie orientale', et des planches fort bien gravées qu'il renferme. Ces planches manquent dans plusieurs exemplaires" (Brunet). - Occasional brownstaining, front hinge split, otherwise a good copy with all the plates. Schnurrer 147. Vater/Jülg 28. NYPL Arabia coll. 192. Arabic Books Printed in Europe (King Abdulaziz Public Library) 15. Brunet III, 110. Graesse III, 247. OCLC 7033701. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vénus la Populaire ou Apologie des Maisons de Joie. traduite de l'anglais. Nouvelle édition - suivi de : Lucina sine Concubitu ; Lucine, affranchie des Loix du Concours ; Ouvrage singulier, traduit de l'anglais de Johnson, par le citoyen Moët, Dans lequel il est pleinement démontré par des preuves tirées de la théorie et de la pratique, qu'une femme peut concevoir et enfanter sans le commerce de l'homme. Nouvelle édition - suivi de : Eloge du sein des femmes ; ouvrage curieux, dans lequel on examine s'il doit être découvert ; s'il est permis de le toucher ; quelles sont ses vertus, sa forme, son langage, son éloquence, les pays où il est le plus beau, et les moyens les plus sûrs de le conserver. Seconde édition.

      P., chez Mercier, imprimeur-libraire, 1796, P., chez Mercier de Compiègne, imprimeur-lbraire et homme de lettres, L'An IIIe (1795), P., chez Barba, Libraire, An XI (1803), 3 tomes reliés en 1 vol. in-18 (133 x 83) relié 1/2 basane fauve, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre "Vénus la Populaire" en maroquin rouge, plats de papier marbré gris (reliure du temps), de (3) ff. bl. - (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - XII pp. (épitre dédicatoire signé Phil-Pornix) - 136 pp. - ' pp. (catalogue du libraire) ; 38 pp. (titre compris) ; IV pp. (titre compris) - 140 pp. - (1) f. bl. Dos légèrement épidermé, papier du 1e texte légèrement grisé, manque angulaire avec petite perte de texte en page 79 du premier texte, bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Frontispices aux seins dévoilés pour le premier et le troisième texte. Rare réunion de trois textes érotiques du XVIIIe siècle en édition fin XVIIIe et début XIXe. Le premier "Vénus la populaire" est attribué à Bernard Mandeville et est paru pour la première fois en 1727, le deuxième "Lucine" est de John Hill sous le pseudonyme d'Abraham Johnson, l'originale datant de 1750, le troisième est attribué à Mercier de Compiègne, il s'agit de la deuxième édition de 1803, le première datant de 1800.

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        Reise in Nieder – und Ober-Aegypten, während der Feldzüge des Generals Bonaparte. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von D. Tiedemann.

      Berlin, Voss, 1803. - 8°. Titel, XVIII, 376 SS., 8 (2 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln Pappband d. Zt. Henze II, 50: "Ausgezeichnet durch lebendige, ja brillante Darstellung." Erste deutsche Ausgabe, hier ohne den Reihentitel: Neues Magazin von merkwürdigen Reisebeschreibungen, Band I. - Der Diplomat und Kunstsammler Denon (1747-1825) hatte 1799 im Gefolge der Truppen des Generals Desaix de Veygoux zahlreiche Skizzen angefertigt und Notizen gemacht, die er 1802 publizierte. Sein Werk "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte" hatte enormen Erfolg und löste eine neue Begeisterung für die Kultur der Pharaonen aus. Es gilt als eines der Pionierwerke der modernen Ägyptologie. Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Szenen aus dem modernen Ägypten, darunter ein Fest in einem Harem. - Titel mit kleinem altem Stempel, Vorsatz mit altem Etikett einer Leihbibliothek in Rottweil. Kanten beschabt, Rücken mit Papierstreifen verstärkt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bastey in der sächsischen Schweitz."

      - Zeitgenössisch aquarellierte Umrißradierung, auf Velin. 18,5:25,5 cm. Mit der Adresse von E. Arnold, Dresden. Aus einer Folge. – Papier gebräunt. Bezaubernde Vedute, die die Wirkung eines Aquarells erzielt. Der Vater Ludwig Richters (1803-1884) war Schüler von A. Zingg (1734-1816) und hat sich stark an diesem orientiert. Er wurde 1810 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste in Dresden und später dort auch Professor für Kupferstecherei. Seine Zeichnungen und Graphiken sind wegen ihrer besonderen Feinheit sehr geschätzt.

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        Eli Ives AN ORATION ON CHEMISTRY AND BOTANY DELIVERED BEFORE THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY AT NEW HAVEN Antique Natural Science Yale University

      An Oration, on Chemistry and Botany; Delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at New Haven, Dec. 9, 1802Author: Eli Ives - Eli Ives was a natural scientist, pharmacologist and physician. A graduate of Yale University, Ives practiced medicine in New York City. He was active in the Medical Society of Connecticut and co-founder of the School of Medicine at Yale, where he also taught.Publisher: Printed by Joel WalterCity: New HavenYear: 1803Printing Information: First EditionPagination: 16 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This string-bound pamphlet, Bound recently in old period marble wrappers, with a clamshell box in period matching marble paper, The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.A beautiful and well presented First edition copy of this important lecture.

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        Traité Théorique et Pratique sur l'Art de faire et d'appliquer les Vernis sur les différens genres de peinture par impression et en décoration, ainsi que sur les couleurs simples et composées. Accompagné de nouvelles observations sur le Copal; de notes historiques sur la nature des matières et sur les procédés mis en usage par les compositeurs de couleurs et de vernis et par les Peintres vernisseurs et décorateurs

      Genève, Manget, An XI (1803). - 2 volumes in-8. 2ff. XLVIII. 326pp. 1f. ; 2ff. 351pp. Veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de ce livre classique sur la chimie des vernis. "It is a comprehensive treatise on the preparation of varnishes, paints and colours. The author gives descriptions and results of his many experiments and, in general, supplies the principles and operations which were missing in J.F. Watin's L'art de faire et d'employer le vernis (Paris 1772), to which there are frequent references" (Cole). Pierre François Tingry (1743-1821) était professeur de chimie et d'histoire naturelle à Genève. 1 tableau et 5 planches hors texte. Bel exemplaire malgré la reliure un peu frottée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wirtshaus mit Ausschank im Freien unter Bäumen.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, rechts unten datiert "5 Juli 93", verso Nachlaßstempel. 13,6:17,9 cm.. Schlegel war insbesondere als Bildnisminiatur- und Landschaftsmaler (Aquarelle und Zeichnungen), aber auch als Maler von Stilleben und Genreszenen in Dresden tätig. Seine Ausbildung hatte er bei L. Richter (1803-1884) in Dresden absolviert. 1859 unternahm er eine Reise in die Schweiz.

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        Boydell?s Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting of a Series of Prints Forming an Elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works, Engraved from Pictures purposely painted By the very first Artists and lately exhibited at the Shakespeare Gallery

      London: Mess. Boydell & Co., London, Cheapside, [1803]. Large 4to (12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches), [7] ff., + engraved title page, frontispiece, 2 portraits and 97 plates illustrating the most-famous scenes from Shakespeare. In a de luxe binding of publisher?s straight-grain red morocco gilt, gilt-extra backstrip, gilt design on both covers. Trivial rubbing at extremities. Some foxing almost exclusively confined to the margins, a bit heavier at front and rear of volume. The very-rare duplicate plate by Blake for Romeo and Juliet is present and exceptionally clean. J. Stacy bookseller ticket on verso of front flyleaf. Very good. As the preeminent printmaker of his time, John Boydell?s publishing house employed many of the best engravers of their generation including Bartolozzi, Stothard, Schiavonetti and Blake. Although Boydell ran this large-scale printmaking and publishing house for nearly 80 years, ?his most significant contribution to British art can be considered the patriotic Shakespeare Gallery project conceived in 1786. Boydell employed more than forty different engravers for the large-format and quarto versions of the gallery?s prints. A number of high-profile engravers... were employed on a handful of the plates, being paid exceptionally high rates? (DNB).

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        Voyages en Suisse EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez Buisson, 1803. Fine. Chez Buisson, A Paris 1803 AnXI, In-8 (13x22cm), 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés. - First edition, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece. Binding half brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated with two different florets and casters. Rubbing back and joint, edges and corners. Yellowed paper, some spots in the margins. Good copies. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustré d'un portrait en médaillon au frontispice. Bien que dans l'Avis au relieur, il soit annoncé deux autres frontispices, ceux-ci n'ont jamais été tirés. Il ne seront pas non plus dans la seconde édition de 1817, qui ne contient elle aussi qu'un portrait. Reliure en demi basane brune. Dos lisse orné de deux fleurons différent et de roulettes. Frottements au dos et mors, bordures et coins. Papier jauni, quelques piqûres dans les marges. Bons exemplaires. Voyages sous la forme épistolaire et faits de correspondances croisées. Genève, Thonon, voyage du Mont Blanc, montagne du Mole, Lausanne, voyage dans le Valais, Saint Gothard, cantons de Glaris et d'Appenzel, Lucerne, Yverdin... Les récits de voyage s'insèrent dans un plus vaste récit aux couleurs sentimentales entre différents protagonistes et intéressent la Suisse francophone. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Monsieur Botte EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        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 Securing 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

      Longman and Rees, London 1803 - 2 vols. frontises, 2 folding maps, cxiv, 359, xi, 514p. plus [1]p. errata and [1]p. publisher's advertisements. Attractive recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in brown leather). 22cm. Substantial foxing on frontises, title-leaves and folding maps; mostly light to moderate foxing and browning elsewhere. A former owner's bookplate (Joseph M. Gleason) and a small bookseller's ticket indicating that this book was sold by J. Cathers & Bro. in Baltimore were preserved when this was rebound and have been mounted on the new front pastedowns. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales

      London: M. Jones, 1803. Octavo, complete with portrait frontispiece, 11 hand-coloured plates (including title-page with vignette), and a hand-coloured folding map, untrimmed; an attractive copy in crushed blue half morocco gilt by Bayntun. A beautifully illustrated account of New South Wales said to have been authored by the gentleman pickpocket George Barrington. The account is enhanced by a charming series of hand-coloured plates, which are an important series of "views" of the voyage out and the early settlement.Barrington, as is now well-attested, was most certainly not the author of this or any of the other books published in his name, but was co-opted by the London press as the apparent author of works which were actually plagiarised from the expensive First Fleet quartos. In fact, the original source for Barrington's Voyage was John Hunter's Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1793). In turn, Barrington's Voyage, first published in 1795, was expanded into this much improved edition after "incorporating a great deal of additional material plagiarised from the first volume of David Collins' Account of the English Colony in New South Wales (1798)" (Garvey). Amongst much of interest, this edition adds a letter said to have been written by Barrington in Parramatta in 1802.Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in England. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources more official sources to make these cheaper and thus more widely read accounts. It is quite reasonable to suggest that the little most people in Great Britain knew about New South Wales derived chiefly from one or another of the Barrington books.The book was issued at the same time and by the same publisher as the History of New South Wales (see previous), and collectors have often bound the two works to style, as here.

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        Autograph letter.

      Frankfurt, 26. XI. 1803. - 8vo. 3 pp. In French, to an unnamed friend: "It's been two weeks, my dear friend, since I last got a line from you, although I need your friendship more than I ever did before. My daughter has had a fever for a week, and here I am, among strangers, surrounded by German doctors in an inn, and well, I feel quite miserable. Thank God, she hasn't been in danger so far; if she were, I couldn't survive it. I wrote to you from Metz when I left, and from here too, to offer you my [apartment]. How is it that I didn't get at least a note from you? You know quite well that all I know about life, I have learned from you and it's all the more true now that I live abroad. Have you seen Villers? Tell him that one must be mad to live anywhere else than in France when one is French. The Germans are quite kind to me, though, and I already have a chest full of poems and notes. I have been writing down some of my reflections about all that, which might be of interest if ever see my friends again, since nothing will ever make me publish one line for any other public than the French. Please do write to me; consider that if you spent five minutes at it every night, the result would be a week of relief for me. But I have never been able to give you an idea of how much your letters please me; you would not be so sparing with them if you knew. Kindly remember me to all those who care for me". - Madame de Staël wrote this letter at the beginning of her exile. Her duel with Napoleon, stemming from her recalcitrance to his influence, had led to his orders that she was not to reside within forty leagues of Paris. This occurred in the fall of 1803. After considerable delay she decided to go to Germany. She travelled in the company of Benjamin Constant, by Metz and Frankfurt to Weimar, arriving there in December. She stayed in Weimar during the winter, and then went on to Berlin.

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        Manuscript Letter, Signed, from the French Colonial Prefect of Louisiana, Laussat, to Captain Guillermo Duparc, Commandant of the Point Coupee Post, Telling Him of the Spanish Retrocession of Louisiana to the French, and Instructing him to take the Necessary Measures to Exert Control Over His Parish]

      1803 - [1]p. letter on a folded folio sheet, with engraved scene entitled "Republique Francaise" at the top of the first page. A few manuscript notes and calculations on the second and fourth pages. Old folds. Some soiling on fourth page, a bit of ink bleed-through. Very good. [with:] [Printed Invitation, sent by the French Colonial Prefect of Louisiana, Laussat, for a gala in honor of the Spanish Commander in Louisiana, and in anticipation of handing the Louisiana Territory over to the United States]. December 11, 1803 [19 Frimaire an XII]. [1]p., printed on a folded quarto sheet, addressed in manuscript on the fourth page. Small tear in upper right corner of first page, half-inch split along one fold. Very good.The pair in a half morocco clamshell case, cloth chemises. Making the Louisiana Purchase Happen, and an invitation to the Ball in honor of the Transfer of Louisiana A remarkable pair of documents, announcing to a local French commander the completion of the transfer of Louisiana from Spanish to French control, and inviting him to an upcoming gala in honor of the local Spanish commander and the forthcoming transfer of the Louisiana Territory to the United States. The letter and invitation are both addressed to Captain Guillermo Duparc, Commandant of the Point Coupee military outpost, just northwest of Baton Rouge. Pierre Clément de Laussat, the last French Colonial Prefect of Louisiana, arrived there in late March, 1803, just a month before the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed in Paris (on April 30). Spain had ceded Louisiana to the French in the Treaty of San Ildefonso of 1800, though the provisions of the treaty had remained a secret; his immediate responsibility was to oversee the transfer from Spain to France. Laussat had been hearing rumors since his arrival of a potential sale of Louisiana from France to the Americans, and those rumors were officially confirmed to him in August. In May, 1803, the Spanish commanders of Louisiana, including the Marquis de Casa Calvo, announced the forthcoming retrocession of Louisiana from Spanish to French control, a process that was formally completed on November 30, 1803. In the present letter, dated just nine days after the completion of the Spanish retrocession, Laussat writes Duparc, sending him (in translation from the French) "the order which I have issued concerning taking possession of the French Republic of Louisiana in your district. I reached an agreement on it, in advance, with the Commissioners of S.M.C. [Sa Majeste Catholique, i.e. King Charles IV of Spain] dated the 12th of Frimaire [December 4, 1803]." Laussat writes that, along with the proclamation, he is sending Duparc various decrees regarding the circumstances of French control and asks him to redouble his efforts for tranquility, peace, and order in his district. The proclamation and decrees mentioned by Laussat are not present with this letter. The manuscript letter is on Laussat's official letterhead, with the seal of the French Republic and the engraved text "Marine. Coloniea. Louisiane." Interestingly, Laussat has annotated the pre-printed portion of the letter, changing his title from "Colonial Prefect of Louisiana" to "Colonial Prefect Commissioner of the French Government," reflecting the new political situation after the Spanish hand-over of the territory to the French just nine days earlier. The printed invitation is also addressed to M. Duparc, and is very rare, located by Jumonville in only one other copy, at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Dated December 11, 1803, it invites Duparc to a soiree hosted by Laussat on "next Thursday," the 15th of December. The party is being held to commemorate the transfer of Louisiana from Spanish to French control, and its impending transfer to the United States. More specifically the party is in honor of the Spanish commander, the Marquis de Casa-Calvo, Brigadier of the Spanish armies, in thanks for the Spaniards' efforts in recent days, and as a sign of the un [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Washington Irving tells his neighbor, who is married to his niece, that a new fence is needed because "my territories are subject to continual invasion from the vagabond cattle which infest your grounds?"

      [Tarrytown, New York], November 12. 4.75" x 7.25". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Washington Irving,"" 2p, 4.75"" x 7.25"", front & verso, with blank integral leaf. [Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York], Sunday, November 12, no year. To his neighbor and niece's husband, Moses H. Grinnell. Fine condition.In full, ""I would advise you to stockade the inside of your ice house with chestnut piles instead of planking it. Plank rots within a few years but chestnut piles would last a long time. Locust piles would be much better, but much dearer. The [house] would last until Bub. was an old man and long after. We must get up some kind of fence between us to protect my northern frontier. Since the old fence and the hedge have been removed my territories are subject to continual invasion from the vagabond cattle which infest your grounds. The East and South Gables of your house are up and look well. If the weather is good the other two Gables will be up in the course of the week.""Moses H. Grinnell (1803-1877) represented New York City in Congress as a Whig from 1839-1841. His wife was Julia Irving, daughter of Washington Irving's brother William. According to publisher and New York political leader Thurlow Weed, Grinnell was influential in getting Washington Irving appointed U.S. Minister to Spain (1842-1846). A successful merchant, Grinnell was involved in New York politics. In 1869, Grinnell was appointed Collector of Customs by President Ulysses S. Grant serving until 1871. "

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        Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay

      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1803. First editions. viii, [9]-304 pp; vii, [i], [9]-222 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original boards, some wear and foxing, vol I backstrip slightly split, vol II uncut; bookplates. First editions. viii, [9]-304 pp; vii, [i], [9]-222 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. IN BOARDS. "Intended as a continuation of Thomas Hutchinson's History of the Colony of Massachusets-Bay" (Evans)-a history of Massachusetts from 1748 to 1765, here in boards. Evans 34118; Sabin 49321; Howes M650; Church 1282 ("His Continuation is a creditable piece of work")

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Schiller").

      Weimar, 17. VII. 1803.. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. Beiliegend Portraitpostkarte sowie alter Sammlungsumschlag.. An den Schauspieler und Theaterdirektor Jakob Herzfeld (1769-1826) in Hamburg: eine Antwort auf Herzfelds Briefe vom 18. Mai und 20. Juni, worin dieser vom Erfolg seiner Inszenierung der "Braut von Messina" am Deutschen Theater berichtet hatte. "Die Nachricht welche Sie mir von dem guten Succeß der Braut v. M. auf d. Hamb. Theater gegeben, hat mir große Freude gemacht, und ich zweifle keinen Augenblick, daß Ihre glücklichen Bemühungen und Anstalten dabei entscheidend gewesen sind. Unterdessen habe ich auch den guten Erfolg dieses Stücks zu Berlin erfahren, und ich habe Ursache mich zu freuen, daß dieses gewagte Unternehmen mit dem tragischen Chor auf den drey besten Bühnen Deutschlands so gut gelungen ist. Empfangen Sie, hochgeehrtester Herr, meinen aufrichtigen Dank wegen der Bemühungen, wodurch Sie Sich um dieses Stück verdient gemacht haben. - Daß Sie von dem Parasiten keinen Gebrauch machen können beklage ich, denn mir scheint dieses Stück zu einem theatralischen Effekt sehr geeignet zu seyn, da es zwey sehr bedeutende Rollen [nämlich 'Selicour' und 'Narbonne'] und einige gut berechnete Theatercoups enthält. Verschiedene Mängel des Originals, welche demselben vielleicht bei der Aufführung geschadet, habe ich in der Bearbeitung zu verbessern gesucht. - Was den Neffen als Onkel betrifft so werden die zwey Menechmen hier zu Weimar durch zwey Schauspieler [nämlich H. Becker und J. J. Graff] vorgestellt, die einander sehr unähnlich sind, und doch ist diesem Uebelstand durch die Kunst abgeholfen worden. Beide haben eine bloße Nasen-Maske, die nach Einem Modell gemacht ist, und der eine sucht die Größe und Taille des andern möglichst nachzumachen, daher es nöthig ist, daß der eine dem andern beim Anzug als Modell sizt. Außerdem haben die hiesigen Schauspieler noch für sich selbst den Einfall gehabt, eine gewiße auffallende Redensart als Angewohnheit, öfters in den Dialog einzuflechten, dieses kann eine eigene Art zu schwören und zu fluchen oder etwas ähnliches seyn, welches dem Geschmack der Schauspieler überlassen wird [...]". - Oben links numeriert "No. 2"; am Fuß der 3. Seite Adresse. Spuren zeitgenössischer zweifacher Querfaltung; das Gegenblatt im Rand minimal ausgefranst (ohne Textberührung). - Provenienz: Bis in die 1880er Jahre im Besitz der Familie des Adressaten (1877 vom Enkel veröffentlicht; vgl. die Editionsgeschichte). Mit dem Tod Albrecht Herzfelds, der zuletzt als Bühnenschriftsteller in Regensburg wirkte, verliert sich die Spur des Briefs; erworben aus einer deutschen Privatsammlung. - Zur Editionsgeschichte: Erstdruck im "Hamburger Beobachter" v. 22. Sept. 1838 (S. 297) mit zahlreichen Textabweichungen. Knapp vier Jahrzehnte später veröffentlichte der Enkel des Adressaten, der am Mannheimer Hoftheater beschäftigte österreichische Schauspieler Albrecht Herzfeld (1840-n. 1880), einen verlässlicheren Text (Zur Erinnerung an Friedrich Schiller. Festvortrag. Frankfurt 1877, S. 31f.). Der Berliner Pädagoge und Schillerforscher Gustav Andreas Kuhlmey (1819-65) fertigte eine Abschrift an, die zwar gegenüber diesen Drucken einen genaueren Text bietet, aber andere Fehler neu einführte. Kuhlmeys Kopie diente Jonas für seine kritische Gesamtausgabe der Briefe (s. u.) als Druckvorlage; schon diese Ausgabe konnte das Lokat des Autographs nicht mehr nachweisen. Die Nationalausgabe (s. u.) übernahm Jonas' Text unverändert, ebenfalls ohne den Verbleib der Handschrift ermitteln zu können. - Schillers Werke. Nationalausgabe Bd. 32 (1984), S. 55f. Nr. 67 m. Komm. S. 337f. F. Jonas (Hg.), Schillers Briefe. Krit. GA Bd. 7 (1892-96), S. 59f. Nr. 1888 m. Komm. S. 295f.

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        Reinhold, Fichte und Schelling.

      Leipzig. 1803. 8vo. Contemporary boards with handwritten label. x, (2), 324 pp.. Binding worn, library stamps on end-papers and titlepage. Some staining and foxing.Jacob Friedrich Fries (1773-1843), German critical philosopher. An avowed follower and elaborator of Kant's philosophy, Fries emphasized the analytical, descriptive, and methodological aspects of the critical philosophy as aginst the constructive and speculative idealism of such contemporaries as K. L. Reinhold, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. The polemical tract "Reinhold, Fichte und Schelling" established his reputation as a critic of the romantic orthodoxy in German philosophy. (Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 3, pp. 253-255)

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        Voyage de M. Candide Fils au pays d'Eldorado, vers la find du dix-huitieme siecle. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Paris, Aine, 1803.. 216, 224 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild.. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband bestoßen, etwas fleckig und beschabt. Innen nur vereinzelt gering fleckig. Mit kleinem Wappenexlibris.

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        First Lines of the Practice of Physic, 2 Volumes 1803

      Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1803 - 2 volumes complete ornate embossed high quality LEATHER BOUND set. 532 p. Pioneering work on classification of diseases. William Cullen (1710 1790). He was a clergyman and a school teacher before studying medicine. He proposed the Brunonian theory which classified diseases into: asthenic or debilitated, and sthenic or excitable. He prescribed stimulants for treatment of asthenia. He was a heavy drinker and was imprisoned for improper behavior 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Lawrence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.; A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; Sermons, - Letters, with A Life of the Author Written by Himself. Four Volume Set

      London J Johnson 1803. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather scuffed. Hinges a little weak, but binding tight. Some browning and offsetting within. Previous owner inscriptions to feps Reprint Leather cover 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 479pp; 448pp; 425pp; 434pp. Engraved frontis, and other engraved plates.

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