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        Historia de D. Quixote de la Mancha (6 Volumes)

      Madrid, Spain: Imprenta de Vega, 1804. As. Full Leather. Very Good. [30], 336, [5]; 3-352, [3]; 7-336, [1]; [6], 11-365, [3]; 3-393, [3]; 3-365, xcv [Vida de Miguel de Cervantes] pp. 16mo. Full brown leather boards with burgundy leather patch title with gold embossed titling to spine of each volume, gold embossed rules. Light overall wear from age, but quite very clean, all hinges tight with no cracking. Small bookseller label on front pastedown of Volume 1. Age toning to text, but quite clean overall, engraved full page illustrations throughout the volumes.

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        Traité de Fortification Souterraine,

      Paris: Levrault, Schoell et Cie. & Magimel,, 1804. suivi de Quatre Mémoires sur les Mines; par le Chef de Bataillon du Génie Mouzé, Ancien Commandant de Mineurs. Quarto (260 × 199 mm) Contemporary French sprinkled calf, rebacked with the majority of the original spine laid down, the rest skilfully regilt to match, red morocco label, flat spine, compartments gilt with large rayed lozenge tool centred on a floral roundel, attractive "paraph" corner-pieces, quadruple fillet gilt panel to the boards, floral gilt edge-roll, marbled endpapers, large gilt supralibros of the "U.S. Military Academy, West-Point". 20 folding engraved plates at the rear, half-title bound in. Overall a little rubbed, and judiciously restored, light browning, largely marginal, and a scatter of pale foxing, overall very good. First edition of this influential work of practical military engineering, this copy with the pencilled ownership inscription of Joseph Gardner Swift, the first graduate of West Point and its second superintendent, to the title page. Swift was appointed a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists at Newport, RI on 12 May 1800, transferring to West Point in October 1801; "On March 16, 1802, the United States Military Academy was formally established to provide for the training of cadets at that place, instead of with their several organizations as formerly … Swift and one other, commissioned second lieutenants on Oct. 12, 1802, are regarded as the first graduating class" (DAB). He advanced rapidly, "the rapid expansion of the tiny American army gave Swift correspondingly rapid promotion", becoming colonel and chief engineer of the army, and de facto superintendent, or commanding officer, of West Point in 1812 at the age of 28. In the field for the abortive invasion of Canada in 1813, the following year he was brevetted brigadier-general for his services and placed "in charge of the fortifications of the city of New York". When the government introduced the French engineer Simon Bernard as head of the Board of Engineers, in charge of all practical fortification work, Swift continued in his role as superintendent of West Point for two years before"finding the situation intolerable he resigned from the army". He continued as surveyor of the port of New York until 1826, subsequently being employed as chief engineer of several railroads, and from 1829 to 1845 "he was a civil engineer in government service, in charge of harbour improvement on the Great Lakes … He was perhaps the first American engineer of distinction whose training was acquired wholly in the United States". It would certainly seem that this French-bound copy of Mouzé, with its imposed West Point supralibros, is one of the thousand French books acquired by Sylvanus Thayer - Swift's successor as superintendent in 1817, and widely recognised as "the Father of West Point" for his programme of modernisation - during his extensive government-sponsored "tour of study in France" (Gat, The Development of Military Thought: the Nineteenth Century, p18). Under Thayer "the academy was thoroughly reorganised … with a view to making it the seedbed of an increasingly professional, though miniature army". Swift died at Geneva, N.Y. in 1865, this book evidently passed to his son Commodore Jonathan Williams Swift - named for Swift's predecessor as superintendent of West Point - and was presented to Hobart College Library by his widow in 1890, the presentation recorded on a bookplate to the front pastedown. The connections to Swift and to Thayer imbue this volume with the strongest possible associations to the foundation of America's premier Military college.

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française Convention nationale Assembl

      Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1804. Fine. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris 1804-1806-1813, in-16 (9,5x14,5cm), (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp., 6 volumes. - Binders of the time in half red morocco long grain. Back smooth decorated with nets, lace and gold jewels. Red paper boards. Some foxing, otherwise good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales (exception pour le premier volume paru initialement en 1792), illustrées de 6 gravures de Moreau en frontispice et de 10 planches (certaines ne sont pas signées). Les six volumes sont distribués comme suit : Assemblée Législative (1 vol.). Convention Nationale (2 vol). Directoire exécutif (2 vol.). Assemblée Constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstances (par J. P. Rabaut, 1 vol.). Reliures de l'époque en demi maroquin rouge à grain long. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés. Plats de papier rouge. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bon exemplaire. Le travail commencé par Rabaut sur la Révolution française fut continué par Lacretelle, celui-ci fut en effet guillotiné en 1793 et Lacretelle, historien, hostile à la Convention, poursuivit son projet en prison. Il fut par ailleurs l'un des premiers à se rallier aux Bourbons en 1814. Des tableaux chonologiques des événements remarquables sont présents en début ou fin de volumes.

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        Ueber den Ursprung und die vornehmsten Schicksale der Orden der Rosenkreuzer und Freymaurer. Eine historisch-kritische Untersuchung.

      Göttingen, Röwer, 1804. - 8°. XII, 418 SS., 1 Bl. Pappe d. Zt. mit Rückenfileten und Rückenschild Kloß 2688; Taute 268; Wolfstieg 42186. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. "Erweiterung einer 1802 in Göttingen gehaltenen Vorlesung" (Wolfstieg) - "Erschien zuerst 1803 lateinisch und wurde 1824 ins Englische übersetzt. Geistreiche, aber unhaltbare histor. Combination; seiner Zeit von Bedeutung und noch jetzt anregend und belehrend" (Taute). - Der Philosoph Johann Gottlieb Buhle (1763–1821) war Professor in Göttingen, Moskau und Brunswick. Zu seinen wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen zählt das "Handbuch der Geschichte der Philosophie" (1796-1804). - Einband etwas gerbogen, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschild mit Einriss, Spiegel mit altem Vermerk, Titel verso mit altem, privatem Stempel, nur vereinzelt wenig fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française. Convention nationale. Assemblée législative. Directoire exécutif. Assemblée constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstance

      Treuttel et Würtz 1804 - - Treuttel et Würtz, Paris 1804-1806-1813, in-16 (9,5x14,5cm), (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp., 6 volumes. - Editions originales (exception pour le premier volume paru initialement en 1792), illustrées de 6 gravures de Moreau en frontispice et de 10 planches (certaines ne sont pas signées). Les six volumes sont distribués comme suit : Assemblée Législative (1 vol.). Convention Nationale (2 vol). Directoire exécutif (2 vol.). Assemblée Constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstances (par J. P. Rabaut, 1 vol.). Reliures de l'époque en demi maroquin rouge à grain long. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés. Plats de papier rouge. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bon exemplaire. Le travail commencé par Rabaut sur la Révolution française fut continué par Lacretelle, celui-ci fut en effet guillotiné en 1793 et Lacretelle, historien, hostile à la Convention, poursuivit son projet en prison. Il fut par ailleurs l'un des premiers à se rallier aux Bourbons en 1814. Des tableaux chonologiques des événements remarquables sont présents en début ou fin de volumes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Binders of the time in half red morocco long grain. Back smooth decorated with nets, lace and gold jewels. Red paper boards. Some foxing, otherwise good copy. (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCRITTORI CLASSICI ITALIANI DI ECONOMIA POLITICA. Parte moderna. Tomo I ( - XLI).

      Nella stamperia e fonderia G. G. Destefanis 1804 41 voll. in 8, pp. 350 - 400 cad. Elegante cart. ottocentesca. Rispetto all'opera completa, mancano i 7 voll. relativi alla parte antica, il vol. di supplemento e quello di indice che qui vengono forniti in edizione anastatica. Raccolta celebre, curata dal Barone Custodi che per la prima volta raccolse in un unico corpus tutti (o quasi) gli scrittori italiani di economia politica, corredati di notizie bio - bibliografiche ad opera del curatore. Raro e in perfette condizioni. Bibl. Einaudi, 5193; Kress, B. 4730. ITA

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        Propositions sur la doctrine d'Hippocrate, relativement a la médecine-pratique

      Paris: Didot jeune, 1804. Laennec, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe (1781-1826). Propositions sur la doctrine d?Hippocrate, relativement ? la médecine-pratique . . . 4to. 39pp. Paris: Didot jeune, An XII (1804). 247 x 195 mm. Later half calf gilt, paste paper boards, slight edgewear. Fine. From the library of Meyer Friedman (1910-2001), with his bookplate. First Edition, and very rare, of Laennec?s thesis. Laennec, best known as the inventor of the stethoscope, obtained his medical degree from the Ecole de Médecine de Paris with in 1804 with his thesis, titled ?Propositions on Hippocratic doctrine relative to practical medicine.? He had originally planned to write his medical thesis on the ?new science? of clinical pathology that had arisen in Paris in the late eighteenth century, but decided instead to interpret Hippocratic medical writings in the light of these recent developments in medicine. ?Laennec?s unorthodox thesis claimed that Hippocrates, who, as far as anyone can tell had never performed a human autopsy in his hypothetical life, could be read as a positivistic advocate of pathological anatomy, a venerable critic of Pinel?s nosology, and a hoary partisan of the twin thesis of Bayle and Buisson . . . Laennec?s thesis has attracted the attention of historians of philologists alike, not only because it offered the enchanting example of one ?great man? looking at another, but because it contained an unusual interpretation of Hippocratic texts that has been described as an ?uneasy reconciliation? of ancient wisdom with the new Paris medicine? (Duffin, To See with a Better Eye: A Life of R. T. H. Laennec, pp. 49-50). This copy is from the library of cardiologist and book collector Meyer Friedman, best known for his book, Type A Behavior and Your Heart (1984).

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        "Panoramic Picture of Boulogne..." Print Made During the Napoleonic Wars Showing Napoleon's Preparations for the Invasion of England. J.T. Serres, 1804

      Folio sheet 13 x 16 1/2 inches, hand colored. Serres was a well-know English marine painter who, in this example, played upon England's obsessive fear of a cross-channel invasion by France. All sorts of schemes were imagined and presented to a titillated public, including balloons, barges, and giant rafts. The fantasy invasion pictured here is a little more mundane. Examples in black and white exist in several institutions. This one has contemporary hand coloring. "In 1804 Serres tried his hand a panorama painting, with a 150-foot, nearly circular view of Boulogne showing Napoleon's preparations for the invasion of England... The panorama was exhibited to the public at the Great Rooms, Spring Gardens. Serres published a circular key, evidently intended to be seen from above, which shows that spectators viewed the panorama from one side of the circle standing on a reproduction of the stern gallery of Rear Admiral Louis' flagship." - Tracy, "Britannia's Palette", p. 239. This circular key shows local features, military emplacements, and such strategically important items as "The Explosion... prepared for Action, and making signal that 26 of the enemy's vessels are getting under Weigh." Or, "the French Flotilla." Or, "Hired cutters engaging the Flotilla." Scarce in hard copy. Worldcat shows only two institutions holding copies. None in the US. Paper evenly tanned. Old, short, tape repair at top of sheet, else very good condition.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author.

      1804-1805, Edinburgh and London Printed by James Ballantyne, for Archibald Constable & Co. and Manners and Miller; and T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804 - James Bruce, 1730-94, Scottish traveller and travel writer, spent twelve years in Ethiopia and the surrounding region. From Alexandria he travelled via Cairo and Thebes to Kossier and then sailed to Jidda before going on to Gondar. With his linguistic skills, courage and resourcefulness he made an excellent impression in Ethiopia where he remained for two years. He located the source of the Blue Nile in a spring at 9,500 feet, and returned following the river to its confluence with the White Nile. This work provides a valuable account of Ethiopia and its natural history, although at the time of publication it was received with disbelief. Blackmer 221 A handsome set bound in full contemporary calf. A few hinges cracked, but firm. A little light spotting scattered throughout, but more prominent in volumes 1, 4, and 5 on title & frontis (see photo). Some boards a little scuffed. The atlas is lightly foxed throughout. One text leaf is detached and dog-eared (but present). The Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Atlas in 4to, pp.16, 79 plates and 3 large folding maps, with seven 8vo text volumes, pp.ccclxviii, 159, [1], portrait frontis; viii, 497, [1]; viii, 531, [1]; viii, 402, frontis; viii, 512, frontis; viii, 549, [1]; iv, 436. Bound without half titles.

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        An act to incorporate the Philadelphia Bank

      Philadelphia: Pr. by W. W. Woodward 8vo. 21, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1804 The legislature enables the bank to come into existence and prohibits conflicts of interest by barring sitting governors and legislators from serving on the Bank's board of directors. This act of incorporation seems to be as rare as the Bank's Articles. Original light boards covered with marbled paper. Back cover and two leaves gnawed by a rodent, with loss of paper not text.

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        Semana Hispano-Bascongada, la única de la Europa, y la más antigua del orbe . - Monumentos del bascuence, ó prosecución de los precedentes del Asteá, Eguna, Illa, Urtea, y demás . con dos suplementos de otros ciclos, y etimologias bascongadas. Primera y segunda parte dedicadas a la M.N. y M.L. Provincia de Guipúzcoa.

      1804. . 1804 - Imp. Viuda e Hijo de Longas. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . Tom.I(XI + 208pp.+ 2 lam. )Tom.II (port.+143 pp.+1 lam.). Cuarto Menor. Medio Pergamino con puntas. Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Autores vascos), Vasco-Navarro (Filología y lengua vasca) . Curiosa obra sobre las antigüedades y lengua vasca del presbítero Tomás de Sorrguieta a principios del siglo XIX. Contiene tres láminas plegables con dos tablas con los nombres de los siete días de seminario y sus correspondientes siete planetas y otra tabla con el análisis de las dicciones del Ciclo Asteá. Bella encuadernación en pergamino con puntas, nervios y tejuelo en lomera. .

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        Stehender Fischer.

      . Gewischter schwarzer Stift, gelbe und rote Kreide, auf braunem Papier, verso bezeichnet "Kersting". 28,9:22 cm. Großer und kleinerer Einriß hinterlegt. Provenienz: Slg. L. Blucke, Chemnitz/Dresden. Literatur: Schnell B 64.. Nach einem Studium ab 1804-1805 an der Kunstakademie in Kopenhagen bei N. Abildgaard (1743-1809) und J. Juel (1745-1802) und in Dresden gelangte der Sohn eines Glasermeisters in Dresden in den Kreis des Historien- und Porträtmalers G. von Kügelgen (1772-1820). Kügelgens Haus war beliebter Treffpunkt für Künstler und Persönlichkeiten der Frühromantik, wie T. Körner, L. Seidler (1786-1866) und C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840). Nach Kerstings Beitritt zum Lützower Corps und der Teilnahme an den Befreiungskriegen gegen Napoleon wurde er um 1815 Zeichenlehrer am Hofe der polnischen Fürstin Anna Saphieha in Warschau und 1818 Malvorsteher der Königlich-Sächsischen Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen, eine Stellung, die er bis zu seinem Tode inne hatte. Kersting gilt als einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Interieurmaler des Biedermeier.

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        Lanercost Priory. A view from the north-east and the other from the south-west.

      . 10in x 15.5in 1804 - Pair of Watercolours, signed and dated 1804, pasted onto to old board with ink border, three small tears at edge Joseph Powell was incorrectly given the Christian name John by Redford and his Royal Academy exhibits seem to have been recorded under that name. He will be remembered for his role in the founding of what is now the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. This society, founded first as the New Society of Painters in Watercolours, was set up in direct response to the considerable difficulty watercolourists were having in getting their works publicly exhibited. The New Society was formed in 1831, and it was Joseph Powell whom they elected as their first Chairman, and subsequently, the following year in 1832, as their first President. Lanercost is an Augustinian priory near Brampton east of Carlisle, close to Hadrian's Wall It was founded in the twelfth century but most of the building dates from the thirteenth. It is one of the best preserved Cumbrian monasteries despite being frequently attacked by the Scots. Joseph Powell is connected with a least one print of Lanercost Priory engraved by J. and H. S. Storer, published by Sherwood and Co, 1823. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Voyage au Cap-Nord de la Suède, la Finlande et la Laponie. Traduction d'après l'original anglais, revue sous les yeux de l'auteur par Joseph Lavalleée.

      - A Paris, Chez Levrault, Schoell et Comp., An XII [1804]. 3 volumi di testo in-8 (210x125 mm), di pp. XLIV, 320; XIV, 429; (4), IV, 383, più 1 volume di atlante in-folio (305x226 mm). Bella legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino con titolo, filetti, greche, fiorellini e segnatura di volume in oro ai dorsi. Numerose tabelle nel testo al terzo volume. Il volume di atlante comprende 28 tavole calcografiche di cui l'ultima è una grande carta ripiegata della Scandinavia. Prima e unica edizione in lingua francese del resoconto di un celebre viaggio in Lapponia e in prossimità di Capo Nord in cui l'autore (Castel Goffredo 1773-1846) si soffermò anche diffusamente su usi e costumi dei Lapponi. Bibliografia: Chadenat, 6468. Henze, I, 13. Emba­cher, 2. Chavanne, 3140. Cox, I, 187. Amat di San Filippo, p. 86. Monglond, VI, 729-730. Prima e unica edizione in lingua francese del resoconto di un celebre viaggio in Lapponia e in pros­simità di Capo Nord in cui l'autore (Castel Goffredo 1773-1846) si soffermò anche dif­fusa­mente su usi e costumi dei Lapponi. Bibliografia: Chadenat, 6468. Henze, I, 13. Emba­cher, 2. Chavanne, 3140. Cox, I, 187. Amat di San Filippo, p. 86. Monglond, VI, 729-730. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES

      London: Richard Phillips, 1804. FIVE VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. Marbled boards. Green leather spine labels. The set was probably rebound with new endpapers in the mid 20th century. Publishing dates from 1804-1807. Wide margins and quite clean and crisp text. Volume 1 has the Stuart portrait of Washington as the engraved frontispiece with light off-setting onto the title-page. two folding maps at the end of the volume, both completely intact with mild-to-moderate foxing., and four pages of adverts at the conclusion. Volume 2 has an engraved view of Mount Vernon as the frontispiece. Volume 3 has a frontispiece view of the city of Washington in 1800, some foxing at top of the plate, and a tailpiece of the elm tree at Kensington. Volume 5 has ten maps at the end, all intact, and with slight foxing to most. This monumental work is extremely well-preserved and in fine bindings. Howes considers this to be the finest edition of the work. Howes M317. 454, 541, 460, 589, 670pp. Postage will be extra on this set.. First English Edition. Half Brown Morocco. Essentially No Wear to Binding/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        Fables EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: F. Cocheris, 1804. Fine. F. Cocheris, Paris 1804, 13,5x21,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in full calf caramel back on four bands set with gold cross decorated with romantic motifs typographical golden, golden head and tail lace, gold wheels on the caps, jaw slightly rubbed headers, frames a gold band on Cold boards struck a rich romantic setting, blind fillets and gilt cups, gilded floral friezes coaching guards, guards and contreplats blue paper, all edges gilt, romantic binding signed by Meslant. RE Cartier bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Some minor foxing. Copy superbly prepared. --- 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. Reliure en plein veau caramel, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de croisillons dorés orné de motifs typographiques romantiques dorées, dentelles dorées en tête et en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, mors très légèrement frottés en têtes, encadrements d'un filet doré sur les plats frappés à froid d'un riche décor romantique, filets à froid et dorés sur les coupes, frises florales dorées en encadrement de gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, toutes tranches dorées, reliure romantique signée de Meslant. Ex-libris R.E. Cartier encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire superbement établi.

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        Bel ensemble émanant d'un ancien élève d'Ingres

      - ZIEGLER Jules-Claude (1804-1856), peintre, céramiste et photographe. 7 L.A.S. adressées à divers correspondants. 1834-1849, et s.d. 13 p. in-4 ou in-8, dont deux avec suscriptions au verso. Bel ensemble émanant d'un ancien élève d'Ingres, céramiste novateur et pionnier de la photographie. - S.d., à M. Scoelcher [Victor SCHOELCHER - alors critique d'art pour L'Artiste], à propos d'un rendez-vous : « Bulloz vous élude, tenez le de plus près ». - S.d., au lithographe Feillet, lui recommandant M. Langer, un homme qui exécute notamment parfaitement les fonds arborés ou les draperies à l'antique. - [8 décembre 1834], à Alphonse de CAILLEUX, directeur adjoint du musée du Louvre. Il sollicite l'accès au garde-meuble afin de trouver éventuellement des éléments pour un tableau. - 5 juin 1835, au sujet d¿un atelier qu'il désire garder, priant son correspondant de ne pas l'en priver : « Je ne serai peut-être pas un pot de terre toute ma vie ». - 5 janvier 1836, au comte de MONTALIVET dont il sollicite l'avis sur le travail en cours qu'il réalise pour l'église de la Madeleine à Paris [commandée par Thiers, ministre de l'Intérieur, cette oeuvre, achevée en 1838, prit place dans l'abside de l'église]. - 6 juillet 1839, à l'Intendant général de la liste civile à qui il demande un entretien au sujet des droits de gravure pour son tableau de Saint-Luc [Saint Luc peignant la Vierge, aujourd'hui conservé au musée de Dunkerque]. - 12 décembre 1848, à un ami, pour régler des soucis financiers. - 8 mai 1849, à propos d'une éventuelle présidence de la Société des Artistes Français, charge qu¿il ne pourrait accepter que le temps de la réoganisation de la dite société. ON JOINT une lithographie gravée par Célestin Nanteuil d¿après La fin du combat de Ziegler.

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        Propositions sur la doctrine d'Hippocrate, relativement a la médecine-pratique

      Didot jeune, Paris 1804 - Laennec, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe (1781-1826). Propositions sur la doctrine d’Hippocrate, relativement à la médecine-pratique . . . 4to. 39pp. Paris: Didot jeune, An XII (1804). 247 x 195 mm. Later half calf gilt, paste paper boards, slight edgewear. Fine. From the library of Meyer Friedman (1910-2001), with his bookplate. First Edition, and very rare, of Laennec’s thesis. Laennec, best known as the inventor of the stethoscope, obtained his medical degree from the Ecole de Médecine de Paris with in 1804 with his thesis, titled "Propositions on Hippocratic doctrine relative to practical medicine." He had originally planned to write his medical thesis on the "new science" of clinical pathology that had arisen in Paris in the late eighteenth century, but decided instead to interpret Hippocratic medical writings in the light of these recent developments in medicine. "Laennec’s unorthodox thesis claimed that Hippocrates, who, as far as anyone can tell had never performed a human autopsy in his hypothetical life, could be read as a positivistic advocate of pathological anatomy, a venerable critic of Pinel’s nosology, and a hoary partisan of the twin thesis of Bayle and Buisson . . . Laennec’s thesis has attracted the attention of historians of philologists alike, not only because it offered the enchanting example of one ‘great man’ looking at another, but because it contained an unusual interpretation of Hippocratic texts that has been described as an ‘uneasy reconciliation’ of ancient wisdom with the new Paris medicine" (Duffin, To See with a Better Eye: A Life of R. T. H. Laennec, pp. 49-50). This copy is from the library of cardiologist and book collector Meyer Friedman, best known for his book, Type A Behavior and Your Heart (1984). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATTATO ELEMENTARE OVVERO PRINCIPI DI FISICA FONDATI SULLE NOZIONI PIU CERTE TANTO ANTICHE CHE MODERNE E CONFERMATI DALL'ESPERIENZA

      VENEZIA: APPRESSO LORENZO BASEGGIO, 1804. In 8. Dim. 20x12,5 cm. Pp. XII+204+(IV pl), 253+(3)+(XI pl), 375+(1)+(XVI pl.), 467+(1)+(XV pl), 142+(2). Peso Kg. 1,400. Edizione del 1804 di questo ampio e dettagliato trattato di fisica scritto dal naturalista e zoologo francese Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723-1806). Brisson dopo aver passato la prima parte della sua vita a lavorare come naturalista occupò la cattedra di fisica sprimentale al Collegio di Navarre. L'opera è composta da cinque tomi ed è completa. Tra gli argomenti trattati: proprietà dei corpi, moto, gravitzione, idrodinamica, meccanica statica, fluidi elastici, proprieta dell'aria, acqua, fuoco, luce, Visione degli oggetti (ottica, occhiali, camera ottica, camera oscura, Telescopi, cannocchiali, microscopi ecc...), Astronomia fisica, flusso e riflusso, magnetismo, elettricità (teoria di Dufay, Nollet, Jallabert, Franklin, Epino, Analogia fra gli effetti del tuono e quelli dell'elettricita, aurore boreali, trombe ecc.. Il quinto volume riporta una sinonimia antica e moderna, indice delle materia divise per ordine alfabetico in forma di dizionario Il testo è impreziosito da 46 planches ripiegate che mostrano figure e strumenti. Timbri al frontespizio, volumi regolarmente acquisiti In barbe. In discrete condizioni ma completi. Copertina cartonata coeva in mediocri condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso mancante. Legatura in discrete condizioni con rotture. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Edition of 1804 of this interesting work of physics by the french naturalist and zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723-1806). Brisson spent the first part of his life working as a naturalist occupied the chair of experimental physics in the College of Navarre The work is made up of five tomes and it is complete. Between the issues treated: properties of bodies, movement, gravity, hydrodinamics, static mechanics, fluids, property of air, water, fire, light, Vision of items (optics, watches, optic room, dark room, Telescopes, microscopes ecc...), Physical astronomy, magnetism, electricity (theory of Dufay, Nollet, Jallabert, Franklin, Epino, Comparison between effects of thunder and electricity, storms ecc... The fifth volume contains a modern and ancient sinonimy, index of matters divided per alphabetical order. The text is enriched by 46 folded planches showing figures and instruments. Stamps in the title page, volumes legally adquired. Uncut copy. In fair conditions but complete Carton coeval cover in poor general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine missing. Binding in fair conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings.

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        Oeuvres Completes. 20 VOLÚMENES (De 21, FALTA EL 13)

      - .- .- .- parís.- A Brunswick, chez Vieweg, et a Paris, chez Henrichs . Fuchs . Koenig . Levrault, Schoell et Cie.- .- 1804.- 4º menor.- .- .- .- Plena piel de época con lomeras cuajadas de oro, cantos pintados.- Con algunos pequeños defectos en T.I que describimos a continuación. Buen estado general, papel muy limpio.- T.I: Éloges des Académiciens de L'Académie Royale des Sciencies, morts depuis l'an 1666, jusqu'en 1669.- 478 pp.-Taladro de xilófago en margen interior de primeras y últimas hojas.- T.II :Éloges des Académiciens morts depuis l'an 1771.- 451 pp. Buen estado.- T.III: Éloges des Académiciens morts depuis l'an 1783.-448 pp.- Buen estado.- T.IV: Éloges des Académiciens morts depuis l'an 1787; Suivis de ceux de Michel de L'Hôpital et de Blaise Pascal.-492 pp.- Buen estado.- T.V: Vie de M. Turgot, publiée en 1786.-333 pp.- Buen estado.- T.VI: Vie de Voltaire, suivie des avertissements et notes, insérés par Condorcet, dans l'edition compléte des Oeuvres de Voltaire; Kehl, 1784-1789, 70 vol. In-8. Premiére Partie.- 463 pp.- Buen estado.- T.VII:Vie de Voltaire. Seconde Partie.-492 pp.- Buen estado.- T.VIII: Esquisse d'un Tableau Historique des progrès de l'esprit humain. Première Partie.-606 pp.- Buen estado.- T.IX: Sur l'instruction publique (I).-390 pp (Error de numeración a partir de la pág333).- Buen estado.- T. X: Lettres d'un Théologien a l'auteur du Dicctionnaire des Trois Siècles.-555 pp.- Lomo rozado, pequeño taladro en primeras hh que no afecta.- T.XI: Réflexion sur la Jurisprudence Criminelle.-395 pp.-Roces en bisagras, buen estado.- T.XII: Lettres d'un bourgeois de New-Heaven a un citoyen de Virginie.-398 pp.- Buen estado.- TOMO XIII FALTA.- T.XIV: Essai sur la constitution et les fonctions des Assembées Provinciales. Seconde Partie.547 pp.-Grieta inferior en bisagra. Buen estado.- T. XV: Sur la forme des Élections.-356 pp.- Buen estado.- T. XVI: Fragment sur la liberté de la presse.-392 pp.- Buen estado.-T.XVII: De l'influence d'un monarque et d'une Cour sur les moeurs d'un peuple libre.-432 pp.- Buen estado.- T.XVIII: Sur le sens du mot Révolutionnaire.-500 pp.- Buen estado.- T.XIX: Lettre d'un laboureur de picardie a M N, auteur prohibitif, à Paris.-385 pp.-Pequeñas pérdidas en tapas y marcas de agua en primeras hh, sin afectar, buen estado.- T. XX: Plan d'un emprunt public, avec des Hypothèques spéciales.- 401 pp.-Ligeros roces, buen estado.- T.XXI: Sur les caisses d'accumulation.-288 pp+ 7 desplegables. Huellas de antigua humedad en el margen superior, sin afectar. Pérdida de 2 cms en tapa posterior. A pesar de ello, muy aceptable estado.ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Plato, Viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues, and Twelve Epistles, Translated From the Greek; Nine of the Dialogues by the Late Floyer Sydenham, and the Remainder by Thomas Taylor

      London: Printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, Chancery Lane and Sold by E. Jeffery, and R.H. Evans, Pall-Mall, 1804. 4to, 5 vols. (12), [i-iii], iv-cxxiii, [1]-544; (4), [1-3], 4-657, (1, index); (4), [1-3], 4-600; (4), [1-3], 4-614; (4), [1-3], 4-720 pp. Half calf with marbled boards, backstrip gilt, some wear to extremities including some loss of paper from vols. 1 and 2. A handsome set with large margins. Very good. First edition. Thomas Taylor (1753-1806) was the first to translate and publish the complete works of Plato into English; his Works of Plato, the culmination of a lifetime?s study of both philosophy and the Classics, was an obvious landmark for men and women of letters, as it ?was through Taylor?s translations that the Romantic poets had access to Platonism: they are probably one of the sources of Blake?s mythology, as well as his repudiation of the natural science of Bacon and Newton, and his late tempera painting The Arlington Court Picture was almost certainly inspired by Taylor?s translation of Porphyry?s On the Cave of the Nymphs; there is no doubt that Coleridge?s acquaintance with Proclus was assisted by Taylor?s translation and commentary, though Coleridge?s appreciation of Taylor is invariably laced with acid criticism? (DNB).

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        La guerre des dieux ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Debray, 1804. Fine. Debray, Paris 1804, 9x15,5cm, relié. - New complete edition, the last before the censorship. Binding to bradel full beige cardboard way vellum, smooth spine with a small tear at the bottom, part of title sheepskin bottle green, upper corners bumped, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to one of its enriched with a handwritten note stating the dedicatee friends' this edition is the only compleat. Bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Complete copy of the catalog editor-in fine, the latter being partially cut without affect the text, a few small bites without gravity. --- 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] Nouvelle édition complète, la dernière avant la censure. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage beige façon vélin, dos lisse comportant un petit accroc en pied, pièce de titre de basane vert bouteille, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Evariste Parny à l'un de ses amis enrichi d'une note manuscrite précisant au dédicataire que 'cette édition est la seule complette'. Ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine, la dernière étant partiellement coupée sans atteinte au texte, quelques rares petites piqûres sans gravité.

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        Pokeach Iwrim. Beleuchtung einiger mystischen Allegorien und Hieroglyphen, in nächster Beziehung auf den durch Bohemanns Mißbrauch und die Bekanntmachung seiner Urkunden merkwürdig gewordenen Orden der Asiatischen Brüder. In Briefen an einen Freund in America

      Stade, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1804.. 319 S. Blauer Pappband d. Zt. Kloß 1962; Lenning II, 482; Wolfstieg 42988; Caillet 11070. - Erste Ausgabe. - Richtet sich gegen den 1780 in ?-sterreich entstandenen, den Rosenkreuzern verwandten Orden der "Asiatischen Brüder". - Rücken berieben und etwas lädiert. Titel mit altem Logenstempel.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Prag, 9. XII. 1804.. 1 ½ SS. 8vo.. "Ihren ersten Brief habe ich nicht empfangen, wohl aber Ihren zweiten. Es thut mir aber herzlich leid, dass ich Ihnen jetzt noch nicht die Summe die Sie für mich Ihrem Vetter auszuzahlen, die Güte hatten, senden kann, da ich sie bedrängten Umständen zur Folge nicht entbehren kann. Eigentlich war ich Ihrem Vetter nur 6 - nicht aber 10 wf. schuldig, und ich wunderte mich, wie Sie mehr forderten, wofür Sie allerdings nichts können [ ]". - Seit 1800 trat Häser als Konzertsängerin auf; 1803 folgte ihr Bühnendebüt an der Dresdner Hofoper. 1806 führte sie eine erfolgreiche Konzertreise nach Wien und Italien sowie an verschiedene deutsche Bühnen. Häser, die von dem Opernkomponisten Louis Spohr gefördert wurde, gehörte zu den ersten Opernsängerinnen, die auch Männerrollen wie beispielsweise die des Tamino in der Zauberflöte Mozarts interpretierten. Nach ihrer Heirat mit dem italienischen Juristen und Archivar Giuseppe Vera lebte Häser in Rom.

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        Opere postume. Edizione prima corretta su' manoscritti originali. Tomo I ( - XIII).

      -0, Londra (ma Pisa) 1804 - 13 voll. (in 11), pp. 262 + (2); 272 + (2); 102 + (2); 264; 330 + (2); 300; 234; 260; 294; 314 + (2); 78 + IV; 261 + (3); (4) + 281 + (5) con 2 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. M. pl. ottocentesca con fr. in oro e a secco. Importante raccolta, prima edizione delle opere postume alfieriane nella quale compaiono in edizione originale le satire e la vita. Di questa edizione esistono 3 versioni: in 8o, 8o piccolo, e 16o. Graesse, I, 75. ITA

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française. Convention nationale. Assemblée législative. Directoire exécutif. Assemblée constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstance NE PAS DECOCHER (VOIR EN NOTES)

      Binders of the time in half red morocco long grain. Back smooth decorated with nets, lace and gold jewels. Red paper boards.Some foxing, otherwise good copy. Treuttel et Würtz Paris 1804-1806-1813 in-16 (9,5x14,5cm) (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp. 6 volumes

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        Report of A Debate, in the Senate of the United States, On A Resolution for Recommending to the Legislatures of the Federal States, An Amendment to the Third Paragraph of the First Section of the Second Article of the Constitution of the United States, Relative to the Mode of Electing A President and Vice President of the United States

      [Philadelphia]: Printed by William Duane, 1804. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 8vo. 158pp. Disbound stitched wraps. Title page 1. Blank rear wrap. Remnants of leather spine. Light toning to wraps. Some lower corner page creases. Very good. Sabin 20992.

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        Handbuch der pharmaceutischen Botanik.

      Nürnberg, Stein, 1804.. 2 Bll., 163 (recte 170) S. 92 altkolorierte Kupfertafeln. 4°. Pp. der Zeit (restauriert, etw. beschabt und fleckig).. Erste Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. III, 462. Schelenz 615. - Nicht bei Holzmann-B., Pritzel und Nissen. - Erschien von 1801 bis 1804 (Datierung des Titelblattes) in Lieferungen und "vorzüglich ... für junge Apotheker und Landwirthe bestimmt, und soll ihnen zum Leitfaden dienen, um sich Kenntnisse von den gebräuchlichsten Pflanzen zu verschaffen" (Vorrede). - Karl Wilhelm Juch war Schüler Trommsdorffs, Professor, Arzt, Chemiker, Naturwissenschaftler und Hofrat. Durch seine kommentierte Übersetzung der Pharmacopoea II und III wurde er "der Vater und Begründer der Kommentarliteratur" (Schelenz S. 615). - Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen von europäischen Heilpflanzen wie Kaffee, Kakao, Zitrusfrüchten, Vanille, Indigo u. a. - Das dreifache Register verzeichnet alphabetisch die vorkommenden Pflanzen nach ihrer deutsch-lateinischen und lateinisch-deutschen Bezeichnung sowie die Krankheiten, die durch die Heilpflanzen behandelt werden können. - Fleckig, etw. wasserrandig und gebräunt. Titel mit Quetschfalte.

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        Der Südliche Theil von Tyrol nebst dem Fürstenthum Trident gezeichnet von Ioseph de Spergs und verbessert heraus gegeben von Homanns Erben 1804':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich n. Joseph von Spergs (Sperges) b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1804, 47,5 x 56,5 Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese Nell Antica Cartografia, 73 b. - (Joseph von Spergs brachte 1762 eine von 4 Platten gedruckte Tirol-Karte heraus) - Zeigt den südlichen Teil von Tirol mit dem Fürstentum Trient (Trentino) zwischen Bozen und Gardasee. - 1803 wurde das geistliche Fürstentum aufgehoben und das Trentino unterstand nunmehr offiziell dem Fürstenhaus der Habsburger. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Meilenzeiger. - Sehr seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Revolutionary Plutarch & The Female Revolutionary Plutarch.

      London: for John Murray 1804 - ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 vols., 6-7/8" x 4-3/8", engraved frontis in each volume. Bound in 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, all edges gilt, by L. Broca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unidentified male correspondent, possibly the noted German organist and writer Carl Ferdinand Becker

      1 page. 12mo. Undated. In black ink. In French (with translation). Berlioz thanks Mr. and Mrs. [Carl Ferdinand?] Becker for their warm hospitality. He is "deeply touched by it" and "will never forget it." Some browning to recto; two small pieces of tape to verso. Together with: A bust-length postcard photograph of the composer in later years. . Berlioz was the leading French composer, conductor, and critic of his age. "In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance... and though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. This letter may be to Carl Ferdinand Becker (1804-1877), a noted German organist, musicologist, music collector, and bibliographer. He is especially remembered for his contributions to journals such as the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung and the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, and various other scholarly writings. While editor of the AmZ, he published a facsimile of Berlioz's "Villanelle" on November 16, 1842.

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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES

      Richard Phillips, London 1804 - FIVE VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. Marbled boards. Green leather spine labels. The set was probably rebound with new endpapers in the mid 20th century. Publishing dates from 1804-1807. Wide margins and quite clean and crisp text. Volume 1 has the Stuart portrait of Washington as the engraved frontispiece with light off-setting onto the title-page. two folding maps at the end of the volume, both completely intact with mild-to-moderate foxing., and four pages of adverts at the conclusion. Volume 2 has an engraved view of Mount Vernon as the frontispiece. Volume 3 has a frontispiece view of the city of Washington in 1800, some foxing at top of the plate, and a tailpiece of the elm tree at Kensington. Volume 5 has ten maps at the end, all intact, and with slight foxing to most. This monumental work is extremely well-preserved and in fine bindings. Howes considers this to be the finest edition of the work. Howes M317. 454, 541, 460, 589, 670pp. Postage will be extra on this set. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bäume und Sträucher mit sitzender Figur.

      . Federlithographie, 1804, auf grauem Bütten. 31:22,2 cm. Literatur: F. Man: Anfänge der Künstlerlithographie in England, 84. 1806 bei Gg.J. Vollweider, London, erschienen. - Inkunabel der Lithographie!. Obwohl die Erfindung der Lithographie in Deutschland beheimatet ist, war es der von A. Senefelder (1771-1834) 1801 in London eingerichteten und von J.A. Andre (1775-1842) geleiteten Filiale vorbehalten, als erste das neue Medium ausschließlich für den künstlerischen Steindruck entwickelt zu haben. Zu den ersten in dieser Technik in England arbeitenden Künstlern gehörte auch Havell. Andre verkaufte die Steindruckerei an Gg. J. Vollweider, bei dem die hier beschriebene Lithographie erschienen ist.

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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...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN INTRODUCTION, CONTAINING A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF THE COLONIES

      Philadelphia. 1804-1807.. Five volumes and separate atlas volume of 22pp. and ten maps (most double- page). Text volumes: Portrait. Thick octavo. Full contemporary calf, spines gilt. Two hinges cracked; some light wear to spines and corners, foot of volume five chipped. Light foxing. Atlas: Quarto. Modern half morocco and cloth. Light foxing. Overall, a good plus set. First issue of the text with the first edition quarto atlas. The classic biography of Washington. "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington" - Jared Sparks. Later American editions omitted the history of the colonies, which is the subject of the first volume. The atlas volume contains ten maps relating to the Revolution and 22pp. of subscriber's names. HOWES M317 "aa". SABIN 44788. LARNED 1561.

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        NEW-YORK THIS POLICY OF ASSURANCE WITNESSETH THAT ___ HA___ PAID THE SUM OF ___ TO THE UNDERSIGNED THEOPHYLACT BACHE AND ANDREW BACHE, ESQRS OF NEW-YORK, AS AUTHORIZED AGENTS TO THE PHOENIX ASSURANCE- COMPANY OF LONDON, FOR INSURANCE FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE [caption title] [with:] LONDON, 1804 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEW- YORK PROPOSALS FROM THE PHOENIX COMPANY OF LONDON FOR INSURING HOUSES, BUILDINGS, STORES, SHIPS IN HARBOUR, GOODS, WARES, AND MERCHANDIZE, FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE [caption title]

      [London. 1804].. Bifolium (consisting of one broadside form and one broadside advertisement), 19 1/2 x 12 inches. Copper-engraved scene, 5 3/4 x 7 inches, at head of form. Woodcut emblem, 3 x 4 1/2 inches, at head of advertisement. Two vertical and three horizontal folds. Contemporary manuscript inscription, "June 1804," in left margin beside engraving in first leaf; contemporary manuscript inscriptions, dated Nov. 8, 1804, on blank verso of first leaf referring to policy rates in Charleston. Half- inch tear at gutter of first leaf, repaired in tape on verso. Portion of upper corner at foredge and portion of margin at gutter lacking from second leaf, supplied in later paper. Second leaf somewhat faded. Else near fine. Bifolium of two broadsides for the Phoenix fire insurance company of London at the time of the opening of its first agency in New York. The Phoenix Assurance Company, still operating today as Phoenix Life, Ltd., was founded in 1782 by a consortium of sugar refiners in London seeking more reasonable rates for the insurance of their risky holdings against fire. By the mid-1780s, Phoenix had established itself as a successful fire insurer across the whole of Great Britain for a wide array of businesses and homes. In 1785 the Phoenix Company sold its first North American policy at Charleston, and the first policy in New York was accepted two years later. It was not until 1804, however, that Phoenix began establishing actual agencies in the New World, breaking ground in New York with the appointment of Theophylact and Andrew Bache as agents there. The first leaf is a printed policy form for the Phoenix Company in New York, never filled in. The second leaf is an advertising broadside for the company, containing a table of rates for New York subscribers and a detailed list of conditions for new policies. The handsome copper engraving at the top of the form leaf depicts a helmeted goddess (presumably Athena) on a pedestal bearing a shield stamped with the word, "PROTECTION," and the image of a phoenix rising from ashes. Behind the figure is a nighttime scene of the burning remains of a building and a family of victims spilling on to the street. A team of firefighters are extinguishing the flames with a pump-operated hose, and behind them is a scaffolded building under repair. The engraved caption reads: "PHOENIX FIRE OFFICE, LOMBARDO STREET and CHARING CROSS." A similar illustration in woodcut is included at the head of the "Proposals" broadside. Here, the goddess is the only figure depicted. On her left are both the burning building and the new construction; on her right is a ship at sea engulfed in flames. The hooks and axes of the firefighter adorn the sides of the cut. The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature at Harvard lists a copy of the Boston variant of the advertising broadside. The only located institutional holding of this New York issue, however, is at the Connecticut Historical Society. No records of the printed form in any issue have been located. A rare and interesting pair of documents from the early history of international insurance. KRESS B4839 (variant). Clive Trebilcock, PHOENIX ASSURANCE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH INSURANCE VOLUME I 1782-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp.184-201.

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        NEW-YORK.THIS POLICY OF ASSURANCE.WITNESSETH THAT ___ HA___ PAID THE SUM OF ___ TO THE UNDERSIGNED THEOPHYLACT BACHE AND ANDREW BACHE, ESQRS. OF NEW-YORK, AS AUTHORIZED AGENTS TO THE PHOENIX ASSURANCE- COMPANY OF LONDON, FOR INSURANCE FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE.[caption title]. [with:] LONDON, 1804. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. NEW- YORK. PROPOSALS FROM THE PHOENIX COMPANY OF LONDON FOR INSURING HOUSES, BUILDINGS, STORES, SHIPS IN HARBOUR, GOODS, WARES, AND MERCHANDIZE, FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE [caption title].

      [London. ]. 1804 - Bifolium (consisting of one broadside form and one broadside advertisement), 19 1/2 x 12 inches. Copper-engraved scene, 5 3/4 x 7 inches, at head of form. Woodcut emblem, 3 x 4 1/2 inches, at head of advertisement. Two vertical and three horizontal folds. Contemporary manuscript inscription, "June 1804," in left margin beside engraving in first leaf; contemporary manuscript inscriptions, dated Nov. 8, 1804, on blank verso of first leaf referring to policy rates in Charleston. Half- inch tear at gutter of first leaf, repaired in tape on verso. Portion of upper corner at foredge and portion of margin at gutter lacking from second leaf, supplied in later paper. Second leaf somewhat faded. Else near fine. Bifolium of two broadsides for the Phoenix fire insurance company of London at the time of the opening of its first agency in New York. The Phoenix Assurance Company, still operating today as Phoenix Life, Ltd., was founded in 1782 by a consortium of sugar refiners in London seeking more reasonable rates for the insurance of their risky holdings against fire. By the mid-1780s, Phoenix had established itself as a successful fire insurer across the whole of Great Britain for a wide array of businesses and homes. In 1785 the Phoenix Company sold its first North American policy at Charleston, and the first policy in New York was accepted two years later. It was not until 1804, however, that Phoenix began establishing actual agencies in the New World, breaking ground in New York with the appointment of Theophylact and Andrew Bache as agents there. The first leaf is a printed policy form for the Phoenix Company in New York, never filled in. The second leaf is an advertising broadside for the company, containing a table of rates for New York subscribers and a detailed list of conditions for new policies. The handsome copper engraving at the top of the form leaf depicts a helmeted goddess (presumably Athena) on a pedestal bearing a shield stamped with the word, "PROTECTION," and the image of a phoenix rising from ashes. Behind the figure is a nighttime scene of the burning remains of a building and a family of victims spilling on to the street. A team of firefighters are extinguishing the flames with a pump-operated hose, and behind them is a scaffolded building under repair. The engraved caption reads: "PHOENIX FIRE OFFICE, LOMBARDO STREET and CHARING CROSS." A similar illustration in woodcut is included at the head of the "Proposals" broadside. Here, the goddess is the only figure depicted. On her left are both the burning building and the new construction; on her right is a ship at sea engulfed in flames. The hooks and axes of the firefighter adorn the sides of the cut. The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature at Harvard lists a copy of the Boston variant of the advertising broadside. The only located institutional holding of this New York issue, however, is at the Connecticut Historical Society. No records of the printed form in any issue have been located. A rare and interesting pair of documents from the early history of international insurance. KRESS B4839 (variant). Clive Trebilcock, PHOENIX ASSURANCE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH INSURANCE VOLUME I 1782-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp.184-201.

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        Island nach Murdochischer Projection und nach den besten atsronomischen Orts-Bestimungen von Verdun de la Crenne, Pingré und Borda, gezeichnet von I.C.M. Reinecke. - Weimar im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts. 1804. - Die Faröer Inseln.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke b. Geographisches Institut in Weimar, dat. 1804, 47 x 54,5 Dreyer-Eimbcke, Island, Grönland und das nördliche Eismeer im Bild der Kartographie seit dem 10. Jahrhundert, S. 110 f.; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 533 (Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke, 1768-1818). - Reinecke war Kartograph in Halberstadt u. Coburg und publizierte 1800 diese Karte unter Berücksichtigung der Vermessungsergebnisse aus den Jahren 1771/72 von Verdun de la Crenne, Pingre u. Borda, wodurch sich die Fläche der Insel drastisch reduzierte. - Zeigt die Atlantikinsel Island. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche; unten links Insetkarte (10 x 10 cm) der Faröer Inseln; unten rechts 3 versch. Meilenzeiger; darüber Textblock mit Erklärungen der Kartensymbole. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Nouv.le Carte Géo-Hydrographique des Isles Britanniques ou Royaume-Uni De Grande-Bretagne Et D'Irlande, Divisé Par Provinces & Comtès, avec les principales Routes. - A Paris Chez Ch. Picquet, Géographe-Graveur, Quai Voltaire ou Malaquais, Petit Hotel de Bouillon. An 11 1803. - 2e. Edition An 12-1804 - Déposée ?a la Bibliotheque Nationale le 25 Messidor an 11.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Charles Picquet in Paris, dat. 1804, 68 x 53,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 429. - Zeigt Grossbritannien mit Schottland, England und Irland. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Insetkarte mit den Shettland Inseln ("Isles De Sheland"). - Rechts daneben zwei Maßtabellen. - Seltene Seekarte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The History of Scotland, from the Union of the Crowns on the Accession of James VI to the throne of England, to the Union of the Kingdoms in the Reign of Queen Anne

      London and Edinburgh: Mawman, 1804. Four volumes, octavo; fine in contemporary speckled calf, spines with simple double gilt rules, blue morocco lettering pieces and circular red morocco volume number labels; folding facsimile frontispiece showing Queen Mary's handwriting and a view of the College of Edinburgh. Handsome set of the second edition of this important Scottish history. A major achievement by the Scottish historian Laing (1762-1818), "a work showing considerable research"(Britannica). Variously appended to the first and second editions of the "History" are dissertations on the Gowrie conspiracy, on the authenticity of Ossian's poems, and on the authorship of the Casket Letters (which Laing says were written by Mary, Queen of Scots, who he claims was partly responsible for the murder of Lord Darnley). The set we are here offering is curious bibliographically. All four volumes have the 1804 title page, but the third and fourth volumes, which are fractionally taller, are apparently from the first printing of 1800, as they contain additional title-pages with the imprint of A.Strahan for Cadell and Davis, along with the earlier date. But this is in no sense a made-up set, as the bindings for all four volumes were clearly executed at the time of publication and by the same binder.

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        An Account of The Cape of Good Hope. Containing An Historical View of its original Settlement by the Dutch, its Capture by the British in 1795, and the different Policy pursued there by the Dutch and British Governments. Also a Sketch of its Geography, Productions, the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, &c. &c. With a view of the political and commercial advantages which might be derived from its possession by Great Britain. By Captain Robert Percival.

      London, Printed for C. and R. Baldwin, 1804. 4to. XII + 339 s. Samt. helskinnbd. med fem opphøyde bind. Rødt skinntittelfelt. Ryggen fornyet. Nyere forsatspapir. Rift fagmessig reparert på tittelbl. S. 11-163 med fuktskjold.. Cont. full calf with five raised bands. Red leather label. Spine gilt. Rebacked. New endpapers. Titlepage with skilfully repaired tear. PP. 11-163 a little waterstained

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        Land grant on vellum signed by Governor King, and with a small site-sketch by G.W. Evans

      Sydney: Government House, 1804. Vellum sheet measuring 330 x 230 mm., with manuscript notations to both faces (including a site-sketch with measurements); folded and a little aged yet very good condition. Sydney town block leased by Governor King. Early Sydney lease signed by Governor Philip Gidley King for an allotment in the central Sydney Town, with a sketch of the site executed and signed by colonial surveyor George William Evans.Manuscript documents signed by Governor King are scarce and desirable on the market. King was a pivotal figure in the early history of Australian settlement. His skill as a naval officer attracted the respect of Captain Arthur Phillip, who selected him as second lieutenant of the First Fleet convict transport Sirius. Prior to assuming the position of Governor in 1800, King served in Sydney and Norfolk Island and was widely respected for his skilled leadership through the difficult early years of settlement.This lease is noteworthy for the inclusion of the site sketch by George Evans, a notable early colonial artist and inland explorer. A talented and versatile man, Evans was appointed surveyor to the colony in 1803; he later undertook extensive exploration of the inland and revealed the rich grazing lands around the Lachlan River. Evans was also a skilled artist and companion of the natural history illustrator John Lewin. Few examples of Evan's artistic output have survived.Governor King awarded the seven year lease to Thomas Randall in May 1804 for a ground rent of 10 shillings per year. The subsequent early history of the site is recorded in two manuscript notes detailing further sale contracts to the reverse of this lease. It was first sold on to Edward Wells, who then on-sold the lease to Sydney merchant Simeon Lord, the prominent colonial entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings (Lord was transported to New South Wales in 1791). He began his trading career selling rum outside the monopoly controlled by the officers of the New South Wales Corps, and later invested in land, shipping and manufacturing throughout the colony.Clearly Simeon Lord was keen to acquire this allotment for he paid the considerable sum of £325 for the remainder of the lease in 1807. The location of the lease, in the immediate vicinity of the Dry Store on Spring Row (later Castlereagh Street) was ideal for a merchant trader like Lord. Earlier he had constructed his private residence in close proximity to the Dry Store, allowing officers of merchant vessels docked in the harbour to stay in his house while remaining close to valuable cargo and merchandise held in the Dry Store.The grant is fully signed 'Philip Gidley King' and the sketch is likewise signed 'G.W. Evans, acting surveyor'. Examples of Gidley King's signature are uncommon on the market, and this grant is not listed in the standard reference Land Grants 1788-1809 edited by R.J. Ryan.

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA. 1 p. (mm. 235x190), datata: Roma 29 Febbraio 1804, indirizzata a Mr. Perregau, in lingua francese, di 19 righe.

      Il celebre scultore da? incarico al corrispondente di compiere per suo conto un?operazione bancaria per una somma di 39.600 franchi. ?Je recommande à votre amitié de me procurer les possibles avantage dans le change..?. Con alone ma buon esemplare.

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        The Punishments of China. [With:] 23 original watercolor drawings after the plates

      William Miller, London 1804 - Reprint of 1804 second edition, plates watermarked 1819. 22 hand-colored aquatints after Pu-Qua with accompanying text leaves in English and French. Folio. With 23 Original Watercolors. With a fine set of 23 original watercolors by Chinese artists for export to Europe, illustrating the various "Punishments of China." The accompanying watercolors are captioned in a later hand, indicating that they were used for the plates in Punishments. Though they closely resemble the illustrations in Punishments, it is unlikely that these were the very models used for publication. These watercolors, drawn on European paper, were certainly produced in a Chinese shop (possibly Pu-Qua's) for export to Europe. They show signs of having been removed from an album, which was how these drawings were commonly sold. Scenes of Chinese punishment and costumes were popular themes at the time. Abbey Travel, 532; Colas 2011; Lipperheide 1522 (1808 ed) Full contemporary green morocoo, gilt, a.e.g., rubbed, head of spine damaged. Ex-library with shelfmarks, bookplate, and perforated stamps. Accompanying watercolors very good, removed from album, some cropped and matted, some light creasing, waterstaining affecting one image 22 hand-colored aquatints after Pu-Qua with accompanying text leaves in English and French. Folio Reprint of 1804 second edition, plates watermarked 1819

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        Die Bibel, oder die ganze Heilige Schrift: Des Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutschen uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers ( Bible )

      Halle 1804 - Full blue vellum, 6 inches tall. A extraordinary and most attractive binding with raised bands, 5 different gilt centre tools in the panels and a gilt floral garland framing an inscription on the upper boards. Gauffered edges. Double column. Slight rubbing on the edges revealing the white vellum. A delightful volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Folge von drei Illustrationen zu dem Märchen "Polyneon", meist genannt "Panedonia", des Herzogs Emil Leopold August von Sachsen-Gotha, 1804: a) Die Märchenfee Panedonia mit Schwanenhelm; b) Die Märchenfee vor den Strahlen der aufgehenden Sonne (vgl. die späteren Entwürfe Schinkels zu Mozarts Zauberflöte von 1816); c) Skizze der Märchenfee vor den Strahlen der Sonne.

      . Bleistift und Feder in Braun, das zweite Blatt rechts unten mit Feder signiert "J. de Grassi für den Roman des Herzogs August". Je 19:15,2 cm. Das nie publizierte Märchen des kunstliebenden Fürsten, dem Grassi zeit seines Lebens aufs Engste verbunden war, lieferte die Vorlage für die sieben großen Bilder (davon 6 erhalten), die Grassi für das fürstliche Schlafzimmer in Schloß Friedenstein in Gotha schuf..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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