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         Organic remains of a former world. An examination of the mineralized remains of the vegetables and animals of the antediluvian world; generally termed extraneous fossils. [First editions of all three volumes: 1804, 1808, 1811, with 53 hand-colored plates].

      Published by the author 1804 - London, sold at various booksellers, quarto, three volumes: [vol. I (1804), xii, 471 p., 4 page index, frontispiece plate, title page vignette and 10 hand-colored plates; vol. II (1808), xiv, [2], 286 p., 5 p. index, 1 p. publisher's ads, colored frontispiece, title page vignette and 19 hand-colored plates with explanatory leaves; vol. III (1811), xv, [1], 479, [1] p., 5 p. index, colored frontispiece, title page vignette and 22 hand-colored plates with explanatory leaves]. ***CONTENT: Best known as the physician who distinguished the palsy disease that now bears his name, Parkinson (1755-1824) was also a well-read amateur paleontologist. This pioneering treatise introduced the ideas of Lamarck, Cuvier, John Farey and William Smith to the educated public, and was one of the earliest systematic attempts to identify and interpret fossils. Many well-known fossil types are superbly described for the first time and illustrated with striking hand-colored engravings. Volume I is devoted to the plant kingdom and describes coal, lignite and peat as well as petrified wood, ferns, stems, leaves and fruits, mainly from Carboniferous and Tertiary strata. A short history of paleontological knowledge is also provided. Volume II treats corals, sponges and crinoids, and introduces the Linnaean system of taxonomic nomenclature. Volume III describes a variety of higher fossil animals: echinoderms, mollusks, trilobites, arthropods, fishes, reptiles and mammals, and includes a splendid frontispiece of an Ohio mastodon tooth. Parkinson's evolving theoretical views were expounded in the third volume; he became increasingly convinced that many fossils belonged to extinct species. He boldly expressed his conviction that the "days" of the Biblical account of Creation actually represented very long periods of Earth history. This work was a monumental contribution to the understanding of British paleontology. ***CONDITION: This is a near Fine set bound in contemporary marbled boards with later calf spines bearing maroon, gilt-lettered leather title labels. The covers are clean and sound, showing only mild rubbing and edgewear. The backstrips are fully complete, as are the labels, with bright, bold lettering. Joints and hinges worn but holding, bindings very firm. Save for some offsetting and occasional very light foxing, the text pages are typically fresh, clean and bright. The colored plates are pristine, with bright, vibrant coloration. The only traces of previous ownership are some interesting penciled quotations from Genesis, inscribed on an endpaper of volume one in a contemporary hand; later scant pencil notes and distinctive bookplates of John W. Wells on the front pastedowns. The first edition of this work has become exceedingly scarce. This is a very handsome, fully complete set. BMNH 1523. Ward and Carozzi 1735. Domestic and international shipping will be extra for this set, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Organic Remains of a Former World, An Examination of the Mineralized Remains of the Vegetables and Animals of the Antediluvian World Generally Termed Extraneous Fossils.

      London: Whittingham and Published by Robson, et al 1804 - London: Whittingham and published by Robson, et al 1804. FIRST EDITION. Large 4to. Single volume (there were three, published in 1804,  1808 and 1811) I.            Vegetable Kingdom. 1804. [iv]-vi-xii, 471, [9 engraved plates and 4 page index]. With frontispiece, engraving on title and 9 hand coloured plates. First edition of one of the earliest systematic works on fossils. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, there was very little definitive teaching of geology in Britain. In London the best collection of fossils and minerals was to be found at the Royal Institution, under the charge of Humphry Davy. "The epistolary style (of Parkinson’s work) was selected as the most easy of comprehension and the most likely to stimulate popular interest in fossils" (Zittel). Many fossil species are introduced in these pages for the first time, including plant, zoophyte, Amphibia and mammals. The first volume provides a short history of palaeontology, an account of the various views about fossils and a discussion of the surface forms and physical constitution of the earth. Peat, coal, and bitumen, among other matter, was described according to their properties, their mode of occurrence, state of preservation, and the changes through which they had passed. Parkinson (1755-1824) was an important physician (in 1817 he first described a shaking malady now known as Parkinson’s Disease) as well as an amateur geologist.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – later spine with original boards. Joints – good condition – strong. Corners – good condition - worn. Boards – good condition – worn. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition – red biro signature. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some darkening. Binding – structurally solid and strong. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1804. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dalmow, on the Ganges.

      Published & Sold July 30 1804 by Edward Orme, His Majesty's Printseller, 59 New Bond Street, London - Aquatint I 300 x 445 mm, Pl. 348 x 479 mm Plate fifteen from '24 Views in Hindostan by William Orme'. This picture is based on an original by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840). The town of Dalmau is situated on a steep cliff overlooking the River Ganges. The fort at Dalmau contains buildings dating to the the rule of the Mughal Emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan (late16th to mid 17th Century). Abbey Travel 424, 20

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         Pokeach Iwrim. Beleuchtung einiger mystischen Allegorien und Hieroglyphen, in nächster Beziehung auf den durch [Karl Adolf] Bohemanns Missbrauch und die Bekanntmachung seiner Urkunden merkwürdig gewordenen Orden der asiatischen Brüder / In Briefen an einen Freund in America von Johann Caspar Velthusen [.]. Erstausg.

      Stade, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1804. - 319 S., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild Kloß 1962; Wolfstieg 42988; Caillet 11070; Ackermann V/319: "Selten". - Richtet sich gegen den 1780 in Österreich entstandenen Hochgrad-Orden der "Asiatischen Brüder". Nach Lennhoff,Posner,Binder war die Organisation "nichts anderes als eine Absplitterung der Rosenkreuzer, in der das kirchliche, ja auch christliche Element fast völlig ausgeschaltet war." Der Inhalt der Lehre sollte die "echten Geheimnisse und moralisch-physischen Aufschlüsse der Hieroglyphen des Ordens der Ritter und Brüder Freimaurer" beinhalten. Die Zahlensymbolik des Martinismus wurde dabei mit kabbalistischen Elementen der Rosenkreuzer verbunden. "Auf den beiden höchsten Ordensstufen werde Geistesbeschwörung getrieben". - Enthält: "Mystischen Allegorien und Hieroglyphen" in drei Heften [kmpl.] u. "Maurerische Phantasien und Träume eines Pilgers auf seinem Durchzuge durchs Land Bochim in den letzten sieben Monaten des Jahres 1803, nebst etlichen ernsthaften Geisterhebungen." - Etwas berieben u. leicht bestossen; zusätzliches Rückenschild mit Standortnr.; Schnitt u. Vorsätze etwas braunfleckig u. Vorsatz mit Rest eines Aufklebers; Titel mit altem Logenstempel "St. Johannis Loge zur gekrönten Schlange in Goerlitz 1764"; ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Collection complète des Tableaux historiques de la Révolution française, composée de cent treize numéros, en trois volumes (---). Aubert. Paris. An XIII (1804).

      - 3 vol. in-folio cartonnage recouvert de papiers d'époque. Pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir coins renforcés, multiples traces d'usure, coupes frottées, fissures sur les mors, coiffes un peu courtes, renfort de scotch en coiffes sur deux volumes, petites rousseurs éparses. Volume 1 : (2) - VI - 580 p. pour les deux premiers volumes en pagination continue. Frontispice et 9 gravures préliminaires et 68 planches ou tableaux ht. Volume 2 : frontispice et 75/76 planches ou tableaux (manque la planche N°142). Volume 3 : frontispice et 66 portraits en médaillon d'après Chinard, Gérard, Mme Lebrun accompagnés de vignettes à l'eau-forte par Duplessis-Nertaux. 152 gravures sur 153 attendues d'après Delvaux, Duplessis-Bertaux, Fragonnard Fils, Girardet, Meunier, Ozanne, etc. Petites restauration angulaire en marge inf. sur une grande partie des feuilles Liste détaillée des planches sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Essai théorique et expérimental sur le galvanisme.

      - Paris. Imprimerie de Fournier fils. An XII - 1804. 2 tomes en 1 fort volume in-8, veau fauve raciné, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre rouge. [6] pp. ; XVI pp. ; 350 pp. - [2] ff. ; XII pp. ; 330 pp. avec 10 planches dépliantes hors-texte, Edition originale peu commune, illustrée de 10 planches dépliantes. Neveu de Luigi Galvani, dont il édita le traité sur l'électricité musculaire en 1791, le Bolognais Giovanni Aldini se consacra essentiellement au galvanisme (contraction d'un muscle stimulé par l'énergie électrique) et à ses applications médicales. Il avait à son époque frappé les imaginations en effectuant une démonstration publique de ses techniques sur George Foster, un criminel londonien condamné à mort et pendu à Newgate. Livres [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Costume of China.

      London: William Miller 1804 - FIRST EDITION. Folio. Title, 4pp list of subscribers. Contemporary straight grain burgundy morocco, with broad richly gilt tooled borders and spine, a.e.g. Additional aquatint title with dedication to Earl of Macartney and 48 hand-coloured aquatint plates each with accomapnying lef of descriptive text. A very handsome copy. Ex libris Edward Nicholas Hurt with his armorial book-plate . Alexander accompanied Macartney's embassy to China: the plates include costume, buildings, boats &c. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Corso di Studi Medici

      Presso Luigi Maria Nobile, 1804. ITALIANO 0,26 Tomo I, legatura in discrete condizioni in avanzato stato di usura alla coperta, rivestimento in carta su dorso in pelle, titoli manoscritti al dorso appena visibili, fascicoli interamente sciolti dalla costa, alle pagine aloni e fioriture USATO

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         The costume of the Russian Empire, illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French.

      For William Miller London 1804 - Second edition, second issue. 4to. (36 x 27 cm), title-page in French and English, pp. iii, iii, 73 handcoloured aquatint plates each with text page in French and English; some minor offsetting to text. Contemporary red morocco, lavishly gilt decorated spine and boards, gilt lettered, ex-libris with coat of arms and the name "John Wild" to upper pastedown; corners bumped, slightly rubbed. This was the fourth title in a series of costume books first issued by William Miller in 1803. In this copy the watermarks on the paper are dated 1818 and therefore this edition was issued by Thomas M'Lean, who re-issued all six titles of "Costumes" in the same year. Abbey Travel 245, Colas 702, Lipperheide 1341. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History of Free Masonry, Drawn From Authentic Sources of Information. With an Account of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, From Its Institution in 1736, to the Present Time (1804)

      Printed by Alex Lawrie and Co 1804 - The History of Free Masonry, Drawn From Authentic Sources of Information: With an Account of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, From Its Institution in 1736, to the Present Time (1804).------ Written by Alexander Lawrie.------- Printed by Alex Lawrie and Co, Edinburgh, 1804. First Edition. 8vo. Original half leather with marble sides. pp xx, 340. -------- CONDITION: The leather binding is in good order with no cracking to the hinges, just a little rubbed at the edges. Endpapers good. Text complete. Pages good throughout with light spotting affecting a few pages and a little waterstain to the last page at the top margin. Overall a good sound copy in a good contemporary binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         RACCOLTA DI ORDINANZE, LEGGI, DECRETI, ISTRUZIONI, E CIRCOLARI CONCERNENTI L'ARME DEL GENIO.

      Milano, Borsani, 1804. In-8 (mm. 240x190), 3 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, pp. 232,(2); 493; 787 (numeraz. continua); testo in francese, con alcune tabelle e 5 tavv. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., che raffigurano: "camps d'un bataillon - modèles de l'uniforme du Corps du Génie". L'opera è una raccolta di "lois, règlemens, ordonnances, arretés, décrets, instructions, circulaires, etc." riguardanti l'Arma del Genio francese (ripristinata da Luigi XV nel 1758), dalla prima ordinanza del 10 marzo 1759 al 1804 (Anno XII). La introduce una "ordinanza" datata Milano, 5 aprile 1804, anno 3, del Ministro della Guerra della Repubblica Italiana, Trivulzi, affinchè gli Ufficiali del Genio italiano conoscano e facciano rispettare tali leggi. Bello e fresco esemplare su carta distinta, con ex libris.

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         Mahlerische Darstellungen der Sitten, Gebräuche und Lustbarkeiten bey den Russischen, Tatarischen, Mongolischen und andern Volkern im Russischen Reich.

      Baumgärtnerischen Buchhandlung Leipzig c. 1804 - Four parts in 1 volume, 4to (30 x 24.4 cm). Text in French and German. X, 28, [4], [29]-64, [6], [65]-100, [6], [101]-142 pp, with 40 aquatint plates in contemporary hand colour; erased stamp to title, moderate dampstain with tide-marks visible throughout, usually pale, stains to pl 31, about 4 plates discoloured in sky but otherwise colours generally fresh. Contemporary half calf over paste-paper boards, spine gilt with morocco labels; mild wear to binding, text block cracked in a couple of places. First edition of these lively hand-coloured scenes - uncommon. The artist Geissler (1770 - 1844), who accompanied Peter Simon Pallas on his expedition to southern Russia from 1793-1794, created these forty lovely engravings after the sketches which he made during his long trip. The first part of the work is dedicated to Russian festivities and games, which provided foreigners with probably the most detailed insight into this sphere of Russian people's life at that time. Curiously, in most of his illustrations Geissler adopted a grotesque manner, depicting the characters with slightly distorted proportions of the body and apparent naivety. The predominance of scenes of leisure and games in the work contributes to the impression that Geissler intended to portray Russia as an exotic place left behind the progress and cultural development of the Western world - which was a reason behind Catherine the Great's bad opinion of Geissler's sketches. Lipperheide 1344; Colas 1208; Rumann, 19. Jh. 505 (20 Taf.); Cat. Russica G 277; Hiler, H. Bibliography of costume, p. 358; E.A. Vishlenkova "Vizualnoe narodovedenie imperii, ili "Uvidet russkogo dano ne kazhdomu" (Novoe literatunoe obozrenie, 2011). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         SULL'ANEURISMA. Riflessioni ed osservazioni anatomico-chirurgiche.

      Tipografia Bolzani. In folio max. (mm. 625 x 480), mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), pp. (4),IV,114, testo su due colonne, illustrato da 10 superbe tavole in chiaroscuro, disegnate da Faustino Anderloni ed inc. in rame da Pietro Anderloni; 5 di queste tavole sono ripetute al tratto, per un totale di 15 tavole fuori testo. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Morton,2975 - Choulant, p. 39: "Scarpa was admirably assisted by Anderloni's masterful burin" - Premuda, p. 191 - Castiglioni, pp. 614-16: "Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) fu uno degli allievi più illustri del Morgagni: a vent'anni era già chiamato dal duca Francesco III di Modena alla cattedra di professore ordinario di anantomia di quell'Università. Fu anatomico e chirurgo di grandissimo valore. I suoi studi "Sugli organi dell'udito e dell'olfatto" (1789), "Sull'Aneurisma" (1804) e un'infinità di altre pubblicazioni di argomenti anatomici-chirurgici consolidarono la sua grande fama". Ad eccezione del frontespizio, con lievi fioriture, bello e fresco esemplare ad ampi margini. Raro e importante.

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         History of British Birds [with] a General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: Edward Walker for T. Bewick. & 1807 1804 - Together 3 vols. 8vo. (21. 5 x 13 cm.). Contemporary diced russia with simple gilt decoration, marbled endpapers. Some minor spotting but generally a very well ptresented set. Ex libris adam Wolley with his armorial bookplates First edition of the second volume of the birds (Water Birds, 1804), and of the Quadrupeds (1807). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Anleitung, Branntwein von Zwetschken, oder sogenannten Sliwowicza zu brennen, und aus Zwetschken-Steinen Mandel-Oel zu pressen. Als ein Nachtrag zum Unterricht über die Zwetschkenbaumkultur. Aufgelegt von der k. k. Gesellschaft des Ackerbaues und nützlicher Künste im Markgrafthum Mähren.

      Laubach, Eger 1804.. 32 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Sehr frühe, womöglich erste deutsche Schrift zur Herstellung des serbischen Nationalgetränks Sliwowitz. - Die erste Auflage war 1803 in Brünn erschienen. – Etwa bis zur Mitte mit Wurmspuren oben und im Bundsteg (minimaler Buchstabenverlust), etw. wasserrandig. - Diese Ausgabe über den KVK nur in Maribor nachweisbar.

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         Tales, from the Russian of Nicolai Karamsin.

      J. Johnson. 1804 Front. port, plates; some browning in prelims. Contemp. quarter maroon roan, marbled boards, spine with gilt devices; sl. rubbing, but an attractive copy.Contains four prose works: Lisa (Bednaia Liza, 1792); Flor Silin (Flor Silin, 1791); Natalia (Natalya, 1792); Julia (Iulia, 1796). This collection was first published in 1803, with the slightly different title Russian Tales, with a portrait and a plate. This copy has been bound with the plates from the first edition. The translator is identified in BL as A.A. Feldborg, described in the preface as a 'native of Denmark'. These works constitute some of the earliest prose translated from Russian into English, and are very scarce. Three copies on Copac: BL, Oxford, Queen's Belfast. Line: Karamzin 2.

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         Leipzig wie es geht und steht, lebt und liebt oder Spaziergänge in und um Leipzig

      Mit je einer colorierten Zeichnung, 40, 39 (1), 32, 31 Seiten, 8, schwarz marmorierter Pp mit hellem Rückenschild Gutes Exemplar. Johann Peter Lyser (eigentlich Ludewig Peter August Burmeister * 4. Oktober 1804 in Flensburg 29. Januar 1870 in Altona/Elbe) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Maler. Er benutzte die Pseudonyme Luca fa presto und Hilarius Paukenschläger.

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         SULL'ANEURISMA. Riflessioni ed osservazioni anatomico-chirurgiche.

      Pavia, Tipografia Bolzani, 1804. In folio max. (mm. 625 x 480), mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), pp. (4),IV,114, testo su due colonne, illustrato da 10 superbe tavole in chiaroscuro, disegnate da Faustino Anderloni ed inc. in rame da Pietro Anderloni; 5 di queste tavole sono ripetute al tratto, per un totale di 15 tavole fuori testo. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Morton,2975 - Choulant, p. 39: "Scarpa was admirably assisted by Anderloni's masterful burin" - Premuda, p. 191 - Castiglioni, pp. 614-16: "Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) fu uno degli allievi più illustri del Morgagni: a vent'anni era già chiamato dal duca Francesco III di Modena alla cattedra di professore ordinario di anantomia di quell'Università. Fu anatomico e chirurgo di grandissimo valore. I suoi studi "Sugli organi dell'udito e dell'olfatto" (1789), "Sull'Aneurisma" (1804) e un'infinità di altre pubblicazioni di argomenti anatomici-chirurgici consolidarono la sua grande fama". Ad eccezione del frontespizio, con lievi fioriture, bello e fresco esemplare ad ampi margini. Raro e importante.

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         An experimental inquiry into the nature and propagation of heat

      London: J. Mawman, 1804. Inscribed to Francis Maseres Leslie, John (1766-1832). An experimental inquiry into the nature, and propagation, of heat. 8vo. xv [1, errata], 562pp. Slip titled "Additional errata" tipped to errata page. 9 folding plates. London: J. Mawman, 1804. 211 x 129 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light browning, stamps of the Inner Temple Library on title, plate versos and 1 or 2 other places, but very good. Author's presentation inscription to Baron [Francis] Maseres (1731-1824) on the flyleaf: "To Baron Maseres with best wishes from the Author." Maseres's signature on title. Bookplate of the Inner Temple. First Edition. Leslie's magnum opus "established several fundamental laws of heat radiation: that the emissivity and absorptivity for any surface are equal, that the emissivity of a surface increases with the increase of reflectivity, and that the intensity of heat radiated from a surface is proportional to the sine of the angle of the rays to the surface. The book also played a major role in the early nineteenth-century argument about whether heat was a form of matter or a mode of motion. Leslie's experiments showed that heat, unlike light, was not directly transmitted through transparent solids. Since Leslie embraced a corpuscular theory, he incorrectly interpreted the apparent blackage of heat radiation as evidence that heat was composed of particles much larger than those of light. He borrowed from James Hutton the basic notion that heat was a compound formed by the union of light particles with ordinary particles of matter. Francois Delarotche later showed that Leslie's failure to detect direct transmission of heat through solids was a result of using only low-temperature heat sources whose radiation was absorbed by the solid screens. In the meantime, Leslie's puzzling experimental results had stimulated further investigations of diathermancy and the nature of radiant heat" (DSB). Francis Maseres, the recipient of this copy, wrote several works on mathematics (one with Charles Babbage) that won the praise of Joseph Priestley; he also served as Quebec's attorney-general from 1766-69. He was a member of the Inner Temple, to which he bequeathed his library. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 203. Cardwell, From Watt to Clausius, pp. 107-112. DNB for Maseres.

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         Autograph Letter to Longman & Rees.

      1804. 1804 - Single paper sheet approx 210 x 170 mm with address to verso of publishers Longman and Rees of Paternoster Row. Letter of 13 lines dated 17th August 1804 and signed at the foot by Thomas Bewick, regarding an order for his "Quadrupeds", "shiped on board the Newcastle Packet" and requesting that his publishers use their influence to promote the second volume of "Birds" and have it included in the forthcoming list of new publications in the Monthly Magazine. Bewick's customary stationary mark with the embossed TB to verso. Creased from folding and cut to lower edge where sealing wax has been removed; a little faint foxing. Paper to upper margin to reverse where letter has been tipped-in. Very Good condition. The letter illustrates the careful eye that Thomas Bewick kept upon the numbers and sale of his works, and the lengths that he would go to in order to persuade printers, publishers and booksellers to promote his work.

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         MASONIC UNION, AN ADDRESS TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ATHOL on the subject of an union between the Masons that have lately assembled under His Grace's sanction and the regular Masons of England, His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, Grand Master

      London, Asperne, Cornhill, 1804.. to which is added, an appendix, containing authentic sources of masonic information, compiled from ancient records by a Member of the Fraternity [i.e. Sir Francis Columbine Daniel], also an account of the union lately commenced between the grand lodges of Scotland and England by means of the Rt. Hon the Earl of Moria, Acting Grand Master. SECOND EDITION with a foreword by Jethro Inwood dated 1804. 8vo, approximately 200 x 130 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, pages: iv, 1-116, original publisher's grey boards, black printed title to upper board. New amateur linen spine, lower corner of upper board repaired, boards dusty with some pale stains, staining to upper part of first 15 pages, and age-browning throughout, closed tear to 1 page neatly repaired, stained copy of a scarce masonic work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Jamaica. A King's Warrant, addressed to George R (King George III), regarding the Approbation of William Salmond Esq to be Deputy Paymaster General in Jamaica

      1804 - Single page, folded sheet, watermarked with the royal coat of arms, and a blind stamp, dated 1804. 1 pound 10 shillings. George R Whereas by letter of patent under the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain ad Ireland dated the 4th April 1807 in the 47th year of our reign. We did give and grant unto you the Office of Paymaster for and during our pleasure to be executed by you of yours sufficient Deputy or Deputies, such Deputy or Deputies being first approved by us in writing under our Royal Sign Manual. And whereas the Commissioners of our Treasury have laid before us your representation to them desiring our Approbation of William Salmond Esquire to be Your Deputy Paymaster General in Jamaica with the Pay of Sixty Shillings Per Day. We do hereby signify our approbation of the said William Salmond to be your Deputy Paymaster General in Jamaica with the Pay of Sixty Shillings per day accordingly. Gwen at our Court at Saint James' this 4th day of August 1807. In the 47th year of our Reign by His Majesty's Command. The Paymaster General of our Guards Garrisons and Landforces. Scott Titchfield. Wm Eliot.Approbation of William Salmond to be Deputy Paymaster General in Jamaica Salmond was Lieut-Paymaster-General, in the Jamaican Army, listed 1808, to keep order in Jamaica.

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         THE COSTUME OF HINDOSTAN Elucidated by Sixty Coloured Engravings; with Descriptions in English and French, taken in the Years 1798 and 1799.

      London. Edward Orme. 1804 - Small folio 12 1/2 x 10 inches. Titles, dedication and preface all in duplicate- French and English and accompanying text with English verso and French recto. Illustrated with 60 fine hand coloured plates being a mixture of soft ground etchings and stipple and line. VERY EARLY IMPRESSIONS - with the text variously watermarked Whatman 1801, E & P 1802 and J. Ruse 1800. Plate 3 is distinctly watermarked 1800 and various other of the early plates have indistinguishable but very similar watermarks. Plate 38 is watermarked Whatman 1804 and plates 58 and 59 E&J 1802. Thus a very early copy probably bound from the parts. BOUND IN A PERIOD AND SUMPTUOUS FULL DARK BLUE STRAIGHT GRAINED MOROCCO BY SHADLERS, YARMOUTH- signed in print thus on the rear endpaper. Full dark blue morocco, 5 double raised bands, gilt fillets and 6 different types of gilt roll tools, ornate corners. Occasional bump to the binding. Some spotting affecting 2 plates and 2 leaves of text but still a stunning and early copy of this much reprinted colour plate book. Reference Abbey Travel 429. Frans Balthazar Solvyns 1760-1824 was a Flemish marine painter and journeyman artist, who lived in Calcutta between 1791 and 1803. He is considered one of the early pioneers in the field of print-making in India, along with Thomas Daniell.His collection of etchings provide a portrait of Calcutta's 18th century history, and the people and customs of Bengal. His encyclopaedic and systematic approach made him a pioneer of the systematic ethnography of the Indian population. His work had an important influence on 19th century Indian painting [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Collection of Gloucestershire Antiquities.

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1804.(). Folio. 110 engraved plates, some hand colored. Qtr. roan, front cover mainly detached.

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         Annales de statistique, ou Journal général d'économie politique, industrielle et commerciale, de géographie, d'histoire naturelle, d'agriculture, de physique, d'hygiène et de littérature.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Valade, an X-an XII, (1802-1804), - 8 (sur 9) vol. in-8. demi-basane caramel, dos lisses ornés de pointillés et guirlandes dorés, tranches mouchetées de bleu (reliure de l'époque). Collection presque complète de cet important périodique scientifique, auquel ont collaboré nombre de scientifiques de l'époque consulaire et impériale, comme René-Nicolas Desgenettes, Edme Mentelle, Lamarck, Joseph Lavallée, Alexandre de Ferrière, etc. Lassé de sa participation brouillonne aux agitations révolutionnaires, le journaliste Ballois (1778-1803) se tourna vers la statistique, dont la vogue fut immense au début du Consulat à la suite de la loi du 17 février 1800. Il fonda en 1802 la Société de Statistique et lança ce périodique qui ne fut pas interrompu par sa mort : Alexandre de Ferrière, chef du bureau de statistique au Ministère de l'Intérieur, en assuma la direction à partir de pluviôse an XII, avant de lancer son propre journal sous le titre d'Archives statistiques de la France. Hatin, p. 311. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Untersuchungen über das kulpose Verbrechen.

      Giesen : Tasché & Müller , 1804 - 3 Bl., 251 S., 17 cm, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, gebrauchsfleckig, etwas berieben und bestoßen, vorderes Vorsatzbl. zur Hälfte abgeschnitten. Harscher von Almendingen (1766-1827) war beteiligt an der Strafrechtsreform; Mitherausgeber der "Bibliothek für die peinliche Rechtswissenschaft". Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Traité de l'art du charpentier. Premiere partie (alles Erschienene).

      Paris, Firmin Didot, An XII (1804). - 4to (ca. 26,5x21 cm), Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, XXXII, 238 Seiten, 1 Blatt, mit 26 doppelseitigen Kupfer- und Aquatintatafeln. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. Die schönen Tafeln mit Darstellungen von verschiedenen Holzhütten, der Holzgewinnung und -verarbeitung, Ansichten von Verschalungen in Gruben und Stollen usw. Die Numerierung der Tafeln 1-25 und eine Tafel Nr. 28, nach Vergleichsexemplaren (beispielsweise ein Digitalisat der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek) so komplett. Es erschien nur dieser erste Teil. Der französische Mineraloge, Physiker, Chemiker und Politiker Jean-Henri Hassenfratz (1755 - 1827) war in frühester Jugend Schiffsjunge auf einem nach Martinique segelnden französischen Kriegsschiff. Bei einem Zimmermann in Paris erhielt er für etwa fünf Jahre eine Ausbildung, bildete sich als Autodidakt theoretisch im Baufach aus, hörte Vorlesungen von Gaspard Monge und wurde 1780 Ingenieurgeograph. Am 10. August 1792 wurde er Mitglied der Pariser Kommune von 1789 bis 1795. Mit gestochenem Adels-Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, Vorsatz gestempelt. Der Einband etwas beschabt, innen gelegentlich schwach gebräunt, eine Tafel lose, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         TABLEAU HISTORIQUE DES DÉCOUVERTES DES EUROPÉENS DANS LE NORD ET DANS L'OUEST DE L'AFRIQUE, JUSQU'AU COMMENCEMENT DU XIXe SIECLE; AUGMENTÉ DU VOYAGE DE HORNEMAN DANS LE FEZZAN, ET DE TOUS LES RENSEIGNEMENTS QUI SONT PARVENUS DEPUIS À LA SOCIÉTÉ D'AFRIQUE SUR LES EMPIRES DU PORNOU, DU KASHNA ET DU MONOU; OUVRAGE PUBLIÉ PAR LA SOCIÉTÉ D'AFRIQUE ET TRADUIT PAR CUNY.

      FAIN-COLNET-MONGIE-DEBRAY 1804 - LEYDEN JOHN: TABLEAU HISTORIQUE DES DÉCOUVERTES DES EUROPÉENS DANS LE NORD ET DANS L'OUEST DE L'AFRIQUE, JUSQU'AU COMMENCEMENT DU XIXe SIECLE; AUGMENTÉ DU VOYAGE DE HORNEMAN DANS LE FEZZAN, ET DE TOUS LES RENSEIGNEMENTS QUI SONT PARVENUS DEPUIS À LA SOCIÉTÉ D'AFRIQUE SUR LES EMPIRES DU PORNOU, DU KASHNA ET DU MONOU; OUVRAGE PUBLIÉ PAR LA SOCIÉTÉ D'AFRIQUE ET TRADUIT PAR CUNY. PARIS, FAIN-COLNET-MONGIE-DEBRAY,ANXII (1804). 2 TOMES IN-8 (20.5x13cm), (4) + XVI + 390 pp. & (4) + 407 pp. DEMI-BASANE BRUNE DE L'EPOQUE, PLATS DE PAPIER MARBRÉ, DOS LISSE FLEURONNÉ ET DORÉ, PIÈCE DE TITRE ET DE TOMAISON. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE, L'ORIGINALE ANGLAISE DATANT DE 1799. "ON Y TROUVE L'EXTRAIT DU VOYAGE DE PICARD QUI SE RENDIT À FOUTA TORO. CETTE RELATION NE SE RENCONTRE PAS AILLEURS." (GAY, 308) "OUVRAGE TRÈS INTÉRESSANT, INDISPENSABLE POUR L'HISTOIRE ET LA GÉOGRAPHIE DU NORD ET DE L'OUEST AFRICAIN" (CHADENAT 3807). BIBLIOTHEQUE DU MARQUIS DE CAUDAU. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, INTÉRIEUR FRAIS. (REF:P1-ETA6-0) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Wildeschweinjagd.

      Artist: Hanfstaengel Franz ( - 1877) Munich; issued in: Dresden; date: ca 1850 1804 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 46 x 59; - description: Decorative representation of a boar hunting with numerous hunters and dogs. After the original painting of rus Paulus Rubens. Lithographed from C. Straub, issued from ;Hanfstaengel.; -vita of the artist: Franz Seraph Hanfstaengl (1804-1877) Munich, was a Bavarian painter, lithographer and photographer. In 1833 he founded in Munich a lithographic establishment of his own, which he operated until 1868, and to which he later attached a fine art printing shop and (in 1853) a photographic workshop. Hanfstaengl won for himself much popularity as the portrait lithographer of Munich society.

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         Antique Print-BOYS-ORCHARD-STEAL-APPLE-Scott-Morland-1804

      - Original antique print, titled: 'Boys Robbing an Orchard', four boys robbing apples from an orchard, while the farmer with a mean mastiff is shouting from behind a fence. Handcoloured stipple engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Separately published master print, published by John P. Thompson in 1804. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.�Artists and Engravers: Engraved by E. Scott after G. Morland. Edmund Scott (c. 1746-c. 1810) was English engraver. George Morland (1763-1804) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes. He was born in London, third son of Henry Robert Morland. His father, artist, engraver and picture restorer. Morland's work in painting is characterised by the simple subjects he painted. He depicted the life he knew from his own experience. Morland worked closely with William and James Ward, and later married their sister Anne. Condition: Very good, given age. Small creases in the bottom margin. A tiny closed tear in the right margin of the plate, extending a little into the image (backed and closed). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-78-18 The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 22.6 inch. The image size is ca. 15.7 x 14 inch. The overall size is ca. 60 x 57.5 cm. The image size is ca. 40 x 35.5 cm.

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         Por Cédula circular de veinte y siete de Marzo de mil setecientos ochenta y nueve se previno a todos los Diocesanos y Vice Patronos de mis dominios de Indias informasen con brevedad

      (Aranjuez - España) 1804 - "Cementerios y salud pública en las ciudades americanas". 4to.; 3pp; sello Real y firmado Silvestre Collar (Secretario del Consejo de Indias). Temprano impreso en el que el Rey establece la obligatoriedad de construir los cementerios "fuera de poblado" en la ciudades y pueblos americanos por razones de salud pública. "Cemeteries and public health in American cities". 4to.; 4pp; Royal seal and signed by Minister Silvestre Collar (Secretary of the Council of the Indies). An early imprint in which the King establishes the obligation to construct cemeteries "outside of the populated area" in the American cities and towns for public health reasons. No copies in OCLC. 4 pp páginas [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Voyage à l'Ouest des Monts Alléghanys, dans les états de l'Ohio du Kentucky et du Tennessée, et retour à Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines; contenant des détails sur l'état actuel de l'agriculture.ainsi que des renseigmenets sur les rapports commerciaux qui existent entre ces états et ceux situés à l'est des montagnes et la Basse-Louuisiane, etc

      1804 - First edition. Half title, large folding engraved map dated 1804. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed paper old boards, ms. annotations in pencil. [4], vi, 312p. Paris, Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie, de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, An XII - An English translation by Lambert appeared in 1805. ?The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East. He gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky? (Thomson). Michaux (1770-1850) was a French botanist and silviculturalist, long resident in the USA. On the half title is a very interesting note in ink: 'les notes au crayon qui sont dans cet exemplaire sont de M. de la Haye habitant a St. Domingue. et notaire au port de paix [in Haiti], refugié à qu'il a habité longtemps. Mer a ecrite[sic] pour moi à Paris'. A M. l'abbé de la Haye is described as priest at Dondon, again in Haiti, in Moreau de St. Méry, Loix et constitutions des colonies françaises de l'Amérique sous le vent, Paris, [1784] i, xxiv, and this may indicate that the family was established there. The pencilled notes (which are faint) are mainly on 3, 8, 10, 45, 71pp. 76-77 and again at p. 87, with a few elsewhere, but there are small crosses marking paragra[hs through the rest of the volume. That on page 10 concerns the burning of coal in Charleston imported from England : ' Ce n'est pas pour l'économie, c'est pour luxe, car on n'en fait usage que dans la Drawing Room' (This is not done for economy but for luxury, as it is only made use of in the Drawing Room'). The two long notes on pp.76 and 77 concern the use of the river in Ohio. Michaux (p. 77) writes that people abandon themselves 'au fil de l'eau' without knowing whjere they weill stop. The annotator writes that they do not abandon themlves but make use of a large steering oar or rudder'. Provenance: at foot of the spine are the letters S.M. Sabin, 48703; MacPhail, 4; Thomson, 822; Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 18816.12. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Travels in China,

      1804 - Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton. First edition. Coloured stipple and aquatint frontispiece, 4 hand coloured aquatint plates, and 3 engraved plates (2 double-page). 4to. Contemporary half-calf, rebacked, occasional foxing, overall a good copy. [xii], 632pp. London, Strahan, Barrow (1764-1848) travelled in Lord Macartney's Embassy to China as the Comptroller of the Household, having been recommended to the ambassador by Sir George Staunton. The plates by William Alexander include a view of the Imperial Summer Palace at Yehol, some architectural studies and musical instruments, as well as a portrait-frontispiece of a certain Van-ta-gin (Wang Wenxiung). Of the latter Barrow gives the following account: ?The two officers that were sent from court. paid a visit to every yacht, and shewed the most earnest desire to please and to make us comfortable. Their names were Van and Chou, to which they annexed the title of Ta-gin, or great man. We observed in their manners no indication of that stiff and ceremonious conduct, which custom obliges them to put on in public. On the contrary, they sat down to table with us, endeavouring to learn the use of knife and fork, and made themselves extremely agreeable; lamented that they were not able to hold conversation with us in our own language; and on going away , shook hands with us like Englishmen.? (p. 69-70). Abbey, 531; Lust 365; Cordier 2388-89; Morrison I, 43. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES]

      Printed for Richard Phillips 1804-1807, London - NEWSLETTER TEXT: John Marshall THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES] London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804-1807. First Edition. John Marshall (September 24, 1755 - July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801-1835). Marshall greatly admired George Washington, and between 1804 and 1807 published this influential five-volume biography. Marshall's Life of Washington was based on records and papers provided to him by the late president's family. The first volume was reissued in 1824 separately as A History of the American Colonies. The work reflected Marshall's Federalist principles. His revised and condensed two-volume Life of Washington was published in 1832. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments, while noting his frequent paraphrases of published sources such as William Gordon's 1801 history of the Revolution and the British Annual Register. CONDITION NOTES: 8vos., 5 volumes; G; spines paneled brown leather with a black label and a red label, gilt lettering; bound in full leather, mottled boards; marbled endpapers; moderate shelfwear to all volumes, including bumping and chipping to corners, cracking to spines; more severe cracking to head of volume 4; volume 2 spine has more wear than the other volumes, including a missing red label; some boards slightly loose; Volume 1: lacking frontispiece of George Washington, 2 folding maps in rear, Volume 2: lacking folding frontispiece of Mount Vernon, Volume 3: lacking folding frontispiece of City of Washington, tailpiece, Volume 5: lacking folding frontispiece of map of Boston, all 9 folding maps in rear; due to weight, please contact for shipping information; shelved case 1. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium

      Yermuthae, [i.e. Yarmouth]: J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris, 1804. [4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf. A presentation copy, in a uniform binding, of the first significant monograph dealing exclusively with Irish mosses. Botanist Dawson Turner (1775-1858) is said to have printed only 350 copies. Of the recipient of this copy, Rev. I.G. Spurgeon, little is known; he appears to have been a fellow East Anglian, book collector (indeed his name appears in the subscription list of The Book of Gems, London, 1793) and sometime vice-president of the Suffolk Humane Society. . First edition. 8vo.

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         The Anatomy of the Human Body (4 volumes)

      London - London, printed for T.N. Longman and O Rees, and T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804-08, complet des 4 volumes rarement réunis ensemble, dans une jolie reliure d'époque, plein veau blond, double encadrement doré sur plats, dos lisses fleurons dorés, pièces de titres et tomaisons rouges et vertes, roulettes sur tranches, quelques habiles restaurations sur dos, texte excellent état malgré quelques légères traces d'humidité au niveau des marges. Vol I: Anatomy of the Bones, Muscles and Joints by John Bell, xxix p, 459p (texte sur papier bleuté); Vol II: Anatomy of the Heart and Arteries by John Bell, xxxi p, 496p, 13 planches hors texte; Vol III: The Nervous System by Charles Bell, xii p, 495p, 10 planches dont une dépliante; Vol IV: The Anatomy of the Viscera of the Abdomen, the Parts in the Male and Female Pelvis, and the Lymphatic System, by Charles Bell, viii p, iv p, iv p, 390p, errata, 10 planches hors texte. Les 4 volumes contiennent en tout 33 planches gravées hors texte, la plupart d'après des dessins de John ou Charles Bell, plus de nombreuses gravures intexte. Troisième édition (1808) des Volumes I et II; et Seconde Edition des Volumes III (1803) et IV (1804). Size: In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Catechismus Romanus Ex Decreto SS. Concilii Tridentini

      Sumptibus Societatis, NAPOLI 1804 - LATINO Volume in octavo rilegato a tutta pergamena, coperta mancante al dorso e piatti, bordo sciolto, visibili I fascicoli, al frontespizio nota manoscritta con diverse firme di appartenenza, opera destinata a Pio V, in apertura prefatio al lettore, ricorrenti testatine illustrate in cornice fiorita, fioriture e aloni tra le pagine, opera priva di piatto posteriore e coperta ma interamente fruibile

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         Antique Book-A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS-WOOD ENGRAVING-Bewick-1804/1805

      - Newcastle: E. Walker, 1804/1805. 8vo: xxxviii, 39-386; xx, 400 pp. Half green leather over marbled boards. Reference: Roscoe 21 & 176, first (Waterbirds) and 5th. Edition (Landbirds). 140 illustrations, 106 vignettes. Vol. 1; 101 b/w illustrations, 136 vignettes, vol. 2. Thomas Bewick. Antique Book, titled: 'A History of British birds.', by: Thomas Bewick. A descriptive catalogue of land- and waterbirds found in Britain.Author(s): Thomas Bewick. Illustrated by: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was born in Prudhoe, near Newcastle upon Tyne. He would remain in this region for the rest of his live. Bewick worked as a woodengraver. His many very finely executed designs and bookillustrations are highly appreciated. Bewick is seen as the man who started the great production of woodengraving in the 19th. century. Condition: Very good, given age. Some foxing. Rebacked. Corners a little worn and boards and spine edges rubbed. 8vo: 5.4 x 8.5 inch. 8vo: 13.8 x 21.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A COMMERCIAL DICTIONARY; CONTAINING THE PRESENT STATE OF MERCANTILE LAW, PRACTICE AND CUSTOM . WITH VERY CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS RELATIVE TO THE LAWS, USAGES, AND PRACTICE OF THE UNITED STATES

      James Humphreys, Philadelphia 1804 - Three octavo volumes in contemporary tree calf with contrasting morocco spine labels. This scarce set was first published in England in 1803 and published here for the first time in America with much new material added relating to American banking and insurance, including a section on Louisiana and more. Includes a subscribers list of prominent American institutions and businessmen, but not including the American businessman who has SIGNED the top of each of the three front endpapers: Allan Melvill, father of the novelist Herman Melville. Melvill ran an import business and these volumes would have been essential for him. The fact that they show little use is a possible indicator of why he never succeeded and often borrowed money to stay afloat. More than one critic has found the genesis of the character of Ahab in MOBY DICK in Melville's father who became insane before he died. Each volume also bears at the top of the title page the small name label of Herman's brother, Allan Melville, an attorney, to whom the novelist dedicated MARDI. From the collection of the late Jay Fliegelman. Listed as 368a in "A cumulative supplement to Melville's Reading" by Steven Olsen-Smith and Merton M. Sealts, Jr. published in the March 2004 issue of LEVIATHAN, which cites that the set was sold at auction in the fall of 1986. Sabin 50100. Montefiore was an English Jew who emigrated to America after the War of 1812. Some rubbing and flaking, mostly to the spines which are lightly chipped. Hinges sound, contents clean. Very Good set with an important provenance [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHIC INKS VARNISHES DRY COLORS.

      Philadelphia, PA: Charles Eneu Johnson & Company, n.d. oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Catalogue of inks and related products. The company was founded in 1804 and incorporated in 1883. Johnson produced the first printing ink produced in the United States (A. Margaretta Archambault, A Guide Book of Art, Architecture, and Historic Interests in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1924), 14. Color and black and white specimens throughout. Covers chipped and small tears at fore-edge corners. Covers taped to text block.

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         William Marrison, Tong, near Leeds, Bandage and Truss Maker, to the General Infirmary, at Leeds. His newly-invented patent spine machine and umbilical or navel rupture truss, have been sanctioned by the approbation of many eminent surgeons, both in London and in the country

      Leeds, England: E. Baines (for the Author), 1804. Very good. Handbill. 4to. (235 x 185 mm) with four-line autograph note, signed by Marrison, written at foot of sheet, additional attached leaf blank save for name of recipient “Mr. Adams Newcastle” penned on verso, old folds, verso of address leaf dusty. An impossible survival. This handbill seems to be the only surviving evidence of two ingenious medical inventions by William Marrison of Tong, near Leeds, self-proclaimed “bandage and truss maker to the General Infirmary, Leeds.” Described herein is Marrison's “Truss for the umbilical or navel rupture, upon a new principle, which appears to be superior to any now in use” and a “Machine for the distorted spine, which supports the body indifferent attitiudes of walking, sitting and standing, wheremechanical assistance is required …” The names of leading surgeons in Leeds and London are listed in support of Marrison's inventions. We have been unable to determine if either apparatus was ever manufactured.

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         Flegeljahre. Eine Biographie.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1804-05. - 4 in 2 Bdn. 8°. 244, 229, 230, 311 S. Etwas späteres HLeder, rote Rückenschildchen mit Goldprägung. Wilpert/Gühring 21. - Erstausgabe. - "Obwohl die Flegeljahre unter den grossen Romanen Jean Pauls (1763-1825) heute vermutlich das populärste Werk sind, markieren sie paradoxerweise eher einen Randbereich als einen Schwerpunkt" (KNLL VIII, 675). Das Werk hatte anfänglich wenig Erfolg, später war es Tieck, der sich dafür einsetzte. - Zum Teil leicht stockfleckig, hs. Namenszug auf Titeln. Einbandrücken berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bridge at Juonpore, Bengal. Plate 18, hand coloured aquatint, from 'Twenty-four Views in Hindoostan.'

      Sold & Published July 21st 1804 by Edward Orme - H. Merke, Aquatinta. Image size 410 x 296mm, 95mm closed tear to margin & image leaving weak stain. On paper watermarked 'J. Whatman', no date, very good. S1This engraving is based on a picture by Thomas Daniell (1749-94) and depicts the 16th Century bridge crossing the Gomti River at Jaunpur. In 1803 Francis Blagdon said the following about this bridge. 'The sound principles upon which it was built are evident from its having withstood, for such a length of time, the force of the stream, which in the rainy season is very considerable. The inundations have frequently been known to rise even above the bridge, insomuch that in the year 1774, a whole brigade of British Forces passed over it in boats.'

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