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        A List of the Officers of the Militia of the United Kingdom

      London: War Office, 20th Aug., 1804. With an Index. The Tenth Edition [Year]. Octavo (228 × 138 mm). Contemporary red morocco, green morocco label, flat spine with gilt compartments centred on attractive sun-in-splendour tools, elaborate panels to the boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, but remaining extremely handsome. First edition. These militia lists are extremely uncommon, COPAC records a single copy of this year at Oxford, and just a scatter of copies for other years, OCLC adds Brown and the University of Missouri. Issued the year after the breakdown of the Peace of Amiens. Bookplate of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Ernest studied at the University of Göttingen and then trained in the Hanoverian Army, fighting "with courage in Flanders and the Netherlands against the French" (ODNB). commanding the Hanoverian light battalion of grenadiers at Villers-en-Cauchi in 1793, and seeing action at Tournai - where he was wounded - and Nijmegen in 1794. He regarded himself as a professional soldier, but after 1796 never again held command in the field, despite repeated efforts to obtain active service. At the time of the issue of this list he was intimately involved in home defence, having been made commander of the Severn District in 1803, with responsibility for the forces in and around the Severn Estuary. And when war with France broke out again, his elder brother, the Duke of York appointed Ernest to the more important Southwest District, comprising Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. On the death of his brother William IV in1837, he ascended to the throne of Hanover. Uncommon, and with excellent provenance.

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        NUOVA SCELTA D’OPUSCOLI INTERESSANTI SULLE SCIENZE E SULLE ARTI Tratti dagli atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre collezioni filosofiche e letterarie, dalle opere più recenti inglesi, tedesche, francesi, latine e italiane, e da' manoscritti originali e inediti.

      Milano, Marelli, 1804-1807. In-8 (mm. 235x177), 2 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, pp. 440,44; 448,XXXVI; con 24 tavv. f.t. (di cui 2 carte geografiche), alc. più volte ripieg., inc. in rame o litografate. Questi volumi fanno seguito e completano la preziosa collezione ?"Scelta d?'Opuscoli?" e "Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti" (3 + 22 voll., a cura di C. Amoretti e F. Soave), che rappresentano una summa del mondo scientifico di fine Settecento per l?'importante raccolta di saggi e memorie dei più grandi scienziati dell?'epoca. I due voll. contengono 121 saggi di cui: "40 di Agricoltura ed Arti" (?"Delle torbiere del Dip. d?'Olona e de?' limitrofi?" di C. Amoretti - ?"Sul riparo da porsi alle acque del Friuli?" di F. Asquino - ?"Sull?'origine della cera. Sulla generazione delle api. Sulle formiche e loro rapporti co?' pidocchi delle piante?" di F. Huber - ?"Ricerche e sperimenti sulla seta de?' ragni e sulla loro generazione?" di R.M. de Termeyer - Bevanda vinosa tratta dal pino?" del Prof. G. Fabbroni, ecc.) - "70 di Fisica, Chimica e Storia Naturale" (?"Viaggio nell?'interno dell?'Africa?" di Tuger e Sumerville - ?"Sperimenti col pendolo elettrometrico?" di C. Paoli - Ragguaglio di un aerolite caduto in Siberia - ?"Scheletro di rinoceronte africano scoperto ne?' colli Piacentini?" di Cortesi - ?"Sulla declinazione e inclinazione dell?'ago magnetico?" di Gilpin - ?"Sui turbini o trombe di terra. Nuovi esperimenti d?'elettrometria, galvanismo e rabdomanzia?" di C. Amoretti - ?"Viaggio aerostatico fatto dai Sigg. Guy-Lussac e Biot - ?"Sulla caduta del monte di Rossberg nella Svizzera?" di Venturi?", ecc.) - "6 di Medicina e Anatomia" - "5 di Letteratura e miscellanea". Al ns. esempl. "manca" l?'opuscolo ?"Matteo Lovat crocifissosi da se stesso?" di Ruggeri (pp. 403-412 nel 1° vol.). Con qualche fiorit. o lieve arross. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        or the Mathematical Repository; an Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1804 [1805] [1810] [1813] [1814] [1815] [1816] [1820] [1824] [1825] [1826] [1828]

      Printed for the Company of Stationers, London,, 1804?-28. 12 volumes, 16mo, 168 × 99mm. Bound in full contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt, bands, borders and edges, marbled endpapers. Very good throughout. A most attractive collection, each volume containing 6 different almanacs for the above years, viz. The Gentleman's Diary; Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Almanack by Francis Moore; Old Poor Robin, an Almanack; Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons; an Almanack by Tycho Wing; and The Celestial Atlas, or a New Ephemeris by Robert White.

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        A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America: With Supplementary Remarks Upon Florida; On the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the Aboriginal Tribes of America

      Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co.. 1804. First. First American edition. Full contemporary calf with red leather spine label titled in gilt. Two folding engraved maps, and two folding engravings. Early owner name, a small portion of the second blank torn away removing another name, foxing to the plates, but otherwise clean and undamaged, rubbing and wear to the extremities, and a very small split at the edge of one joint, still a tight and sound, very good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ansichten des Rheins. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Frankf., Wilmans, 1804 - 1806.. XVIII, 158 SS., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., IV, 86 SS., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 118 SS., 1 Bl., zus. m. insgesamt 32 Kupfertafeln v. Günther n. Schütz, 8°, Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rvg u. Linienverg. (berieben bzw. bestoßen ( Rücken stärker ), an den Kapitalen leicht eingerissen ).. Vgl. Engelmann II, 822 ( Ausgabe 1807). - Seltenes Rheinbuch. Mit Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bingen, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Kaub, Koblenz, Köln, Mainz, Erbach, Neuwied, Rüdesheim etc. - Mit dem Pränumeranten- Verzeichnis. - Ohne die Rheinlauf-Karte im dritten Teil. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar, stellenweise stock- bzw. fingerfleckig.

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        Lithograph portrait by T. H. Maguire

      <p>Owen, Richard (1804-92). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1850 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. A few faint spots in the margins, but very good.</p><p>First Edition. The largest and best portrait of paleontologist and zoologist Richard Owen, superintendent of the Natural History department of the British Museum, and one of Darwin&#39;s foremost adversaries. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852. Very rare. </p>

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        "Audorferinnen" und "Der Audorfer-Bauer".

      . 2 Bl. altkol. Umrißradierungen von Ludwig Neureuther, München, 1804, je ca. 24 x 17 cm.. Lipperheide Dfc 4, Maillinger IV, 636; nicht bei Lentner. - Aus dem 1804 erschienenen Werk von J.L.C. Rheinwald, "Baierische Volkstrachten". Das erste Blatt zeigt ein in der Landschaft stehendes Mädchen von vorne, ein zweites sitzend auf drei Holzstämmen, im Hintergrund Kühe. Der Bauer steht mit knielangem Mantel, prächtigem Gürtel und Hut auf seinen Stock gestützt in der Landschaft. - Beide Blätter mit feiner Linienumrandung. Gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Feines altes Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Bäuerinn aus der Jachenau". Junge Frau in Tracht mit pelzgesäumter Haube, in der Hand einen breitrandigen Hut, stehend in der Landschaft.

      . Altkol. Umrißradierung von Ludwig Neureuther, München, 1804, 24 x 17 cm.. Lipperheide Dfc 4, Maillinger IV, 636; nicht bei Lentner. - Aus dem 1804 erschienenen Werk von J.L.C. Rheinwald, "Baierische Volkstrachten". - Farbfrisch. Sehr selten!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Odd Whims and Miscellanies

      William Miller, London 1804 - two volumes, octavo (7.5 by 4.5 inches) 1804, first and only edition, illustrated with 10 coloured plates (1 neatly repaired) vignette title pages, uniformly bound in later quarter green calf, spines gilt, marbled boards, spines slightly faded, ink signature on end-papers, minor marks and foxing in margins of a few plates and 3 text leaves,a clean and attractive set. £325.00

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        A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      York [Eng. ] T. Wilson And R. Spence, 1804, Hardback, New EditionMinor scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 4 v. Illus. 32 cm. Subjects: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works. Physical geography -- Early works to 1800.

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        Plate LXXV

      London 1804 - The publication of the Pomona Britannica marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed English artist George Brookshaw (1751-1823) into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790&#146;s, and with the Pomona Britannica he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the Pomona Britannica remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. Brookshaw&#146;s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of &#147;succeeding generations.&#148; The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work. This hand-colored aquatint engraving, Plate LXXV, features six types of figs. A folio size, measuring 22" x 18", this engraving is in very good condition with light staining and foxing in the margins. The figs are individually detailed and made naturalistically with the shadows and highlights creating a three dimensional effect.

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        Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, during the Second Session of the Second Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great-Britain the Nineteenth, appointed to meet at Westminster the Sixth Day of October, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three; and fron thence continued, by prorogation , to the Twenty-second Day of November, in the Fourty-four Years of the Reign of King George the Third, Annoque Domini, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three (vol. I, II, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XVI, XVIII, XXI, XXII, XXXI, XXXVI); New Series (VIII, IX, XXII); Third Series (III, V) (21 volumes)

      R. Bagshaw, T. C. Hansard, London 1804 - 1- Vol. I comprising the period between 22d November, 1903, and 29 th March, 1804, 1804, 1176 col. 2- Vol. II comprising the period between 5th of April and the 31st of July, 1804, 1804, 1170, lxxvi col. 3- Vol. V comprising the period between the 15th of May and the 12 th of July 1805, 1805, xv p. 856, cclxxx col. 4- Vol, VI comprising the period between the 21st of January and the 6th of May, 1806, 1806, xvi p. 1040, clxxxiv col. 5- Vol. VII comprising the period between the 6th of May and the 23d of July, 1806, 1806, xv, 1280, lviii col. 6- Vol. VIII comprising the period between the 15th of December, 1806, and the 4th of March, 1807, 1807, 1088, cxxxviii col. 7- Vol. IX comprising the period between the 5th of March and the 14th of August, 1807, 1807, xvi p. 1232, cvi col. 8- Vol. X comprising the period between the 21st of Jan. and the 8th of April, 1808, 1808, xxiv p. 1368 col. 9- Vol. XI comprising the period between the 11th of April and the 4th of July, 1808, 1808, 1146, clxiv col. 10- Vol. XII comprising the perion between the 19 th of January and the 7th of March, 1809, 1809, 1210 col. 11- Vol. XIII comprising the period between the 8th and 30 th March, 1809, 1809, 836, ccclxxxiv col. 12- Vol. XVI comprising the period between the 2nd of March and the 17th of May, 1810, 1810, 1130 col. 13- Vol XVIII comprising the period between the 1st of November 1810, and the 28th of February 1811, 1811, 1268 col. 14- Vol. XXI comprising the period between the 7th of Jan. and the 16th of March 1812, 1812, 1316 col. 15- Vol XXII comprising the period between the 17th of March and the 4th of May 1812, 1812,1180, cc col. 16- Vol. XXXI comprising the period from the second day of May to the Twelfth day of July 1815, 1815, 1200 col. 17- Vol. XXXVI comprising the period from the twenty-eight day of April to theTwelfth day of July, 1817, 1817, 1450, cxiv col. 18- New Series, Vol. VIII comprising the period from the fourth day of February, to the thirtieth day of April, 1823, 1823, 1548 col. 19- Vol. IX comprising the period from the first day of May to the nineteenth day of July, 1823, 1823, 1544 col., xxix p. 20- Vol. XXII comprising the period from the fourth day February, to the eight day of March, 1830. First Volume of the Session, 1830, 1398 col. 21- Third Series, Vol. III comprising the period from the fourth day of March, to twenty-second day of April, 1831. Third Volume of the Session, 1831, 1824 col. 22- Vol. V comprising the period from the eighteenth day of July, to thirteenth day of August, 1831. Second Volume of the Session, 1931, 1382 col. Les reliures sont défraîchies: certains dos manquent, certaines couvertures et dos sont détachés. Ex libris. Intérieur en bon état. Frais de transport à déterminer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgische Abhandlung über die angeborenen Krummen Füsse der Kinder und über die Art diese Ungestaltheit zu verbessern.

      . Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt, und mit einer Vorrede begleitet von Malfatti. - Wien, in der Camesinaischen Buchhandlung, 1804, 4°, IV, 38 pp., 5 gefalteten Kupfstichtafeln, feiner Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses Klassikers der Orthopädie!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America: With Supplementary Remarks Upon Florida; On the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the Aboriginal Tribes of America

      Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co.. 1804. First. First American edition. Full contemporary calf with red leather spine label titled in gilt. Two folding engraved maps, and two folding engravings. Early owner name, a small portion of the second blank torn away removing another name, foxing to the plates, but otherwise clean and undamaged, rubbing and wear to the extremities, and a very small split at the edge of one joint, still a tight and sound, very good copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Views in Egypt from the original drawings in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie taken during his Embassy to Constantinople By Luigi Mayer: Engraved under the direction of Thomas Milton. With historical observations and incidental ... (Truncated)

      London, Bensley 1804,1804, 1803Full Book Title: Views in Egypt from the original drawings in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie taken during his Embassy to Constantinople By Luigi Mayer: Engraved under the direction of Thomas Milton. With historical observations and incidental illustrations of the manners and customs of the natives of that country. [Tog with] Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remarkable places; [and] Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania a part of Asia Minor, hitherto unexplored. With some curious selections from the Islands of Rhodes and Cyprus and the Celebrated Cities of Corinth, Carthage, and Tripoli. 3 volumes bound in 2 With 96 handcoloured aquatint plates. Elephant folio, bound in quarter calf over cloth sides. An occasional spot of foxing, not affecting the plates, which are very fine Views in Egypt has half title (Views of Egypt, Palestine, and Other parts of the Ottoman Empire 1804], title, dedication page, 102 pages and 2 pages listing the plates. Views in Palestine, has title page (repeated in French), 48 pages, including the list of plates; Views of the Ottoman Empire with title, separate title in French, 48 pages Quantity Available: 1. Category: JHB JH FRANCE HISTORY BIOGRAPHY WOMEN 16C; Inventory No: 220876.

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        Baierische Volkstrachten.

      (Mchn., Fleischmann), 1804/1806.. 2 Lieferungen (= alles Erschienene). 2°. 7 unnum. Bl.; 4 unnum. Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel, gestochener Wildmung und 12 altkolorierten Aquatinta-Radierungen von Ludwig Neureuther. OBroschur mit roten, aufgeklebten illustr. Original Titelschildern.. Colas 2548; Hiler 748; Lipperheide Dfc 4; Maillinger IV, 636; nicht bei Lentner. - Von den ursprünglich geplanten 6-8 Lieferungen erschienen nur diese beiden vorliegenden. "Bloß vaterländische Künstler sind bei der Bearbeitung gebraucht worden. Zeichnung und Stich besorgte der Hofmaler Neureuther; die Illumination der Miniatur-Maler Rummel, die Abdrücke der Kupferplatten der Kupferdrucker Hellriegel, und den Druck der Schrift der Bürger und Buchdrucker Zängl ... die Beschreibung selbst aber (verdanke ich) der gütigen Mittheilung meines würdigen Freundes des Landes-Directions-Raths von Obernberg" (der Hrsg. auf dem hinteren Umschlag). - Die 12 Aquatintastiche des Landschafts- und Figurenmalers Ludwig Neureuther (Jägersburg um 1770 - 1832 Bamberg, Vater von Eugen Neureuther) sind mit äußerster Sorgfalt koloriert. Sie stellen folgende Trachten dar: Schlierseer Bauer und Mädchen, Bäuerin und Bauer an der Mangfall, der Audorfer Bauer und die Audorferinnen, Bauer und Bäuerinnen von Rothenbuch, die Jachenauer und Bäuerin aus der Jachenau, die Werdenfelser Bauern und Mädchen. - DerOriginalumschlag gering faltig und mit alten Notizen in Bleistift. - Das komplett kaum im Handel vorkommende bayerische Trachtenwerk von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung liegt hier in einem breitrandigen, sauberen Exemplar vor. Von äußerster Seltenheit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Domestic Encyclopaedia; or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge. (Complete 5-Volume Set)

      William Young Birch and Abraham Small, Philadelphia 1804 - Very Good five-volume Hardcover set, bound in full contemporary calf with dark red labels to spines. Printed by Robert Carr of Philadelphia (Volume IV printed 1803; all others 1804). Mild shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, chipping at heads of spines (especially volumes II and IV), boards scuffed, joints in varying stages of deterioration, but all boards still attached. All 34 plates present. Please inquire for any further information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: O'Gara and Wilson, Ltd. LLC]
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        Manuskript - Gebetbuch für Michael Stangel: Kleines Handbüchlein Zum Gebrauch eines katholischen Christen, worin Mess, Morgen, Abend, Beicht und Communion Gebetern sammt Litaneyen enthalten. Deutsche Handschrift mit aquarelleirten Zierleisten, Blattumrandungen und Vignetten.

      (Oesterreich ?) 1804.. 8°: 108 num. S., 5 n.n. S. Rotgefärbtes Leder mit blindgeprägtem Mittelstück und blindgeprägten Randleisten.. Reizvolles in Schwarz, Rot und Grün geschriebenes Gebetbuch aus der Feder eines geübten Kalligrafen, der auf dem letzten Blatt seinen Auftraggeber und seinen Namen nennt. Der Titel in Rot und Grün mit reichen Umfassungsornamenten. Mit 8 grösseren Kapitelüberschriften und Vignetten. Die meisten der 107 numerierten Blätter mit abweichenden Bildumrandungen, zum Teil in Aquarell, mit Blumen- und Rankenornamenten. - Papier durchgehend fingerfleckig. Einge Blätter mit Wasserrand. Einband beschabt und berieben. - Schönes Beispiel volkstümlicher Schreibkunst.

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        Frederic-Le-Grand, Sa Famille, Sa Cour, Son Gouvernement, Son Academie, Ses Ecoles, Et Ses Amis, Generaux, Philosophes Et Litterateurs; Ou, Mes Souvenirs De Vingt Ans De Sejour a Berlin; Par Dieudonne Thiebault ... - [Complete in 5 Volumes]

      Paris, A. Bossange; [Etc. , Etc. ], 1804, Hardback, First EditionFull contemporary analine calf, recased in a very period-sympathetic fashion. Gilt-cross bands with the title and volume numbers blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Description: 5 v. Fronts. (v. 1, 2: ports. ) fold. Facsims. 21 cm. Subjects: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786. Prussia (Germany) --History --Frederick II, 1740-1786. [Notes: First published under title: Mes souvenirs de vingt ans].

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        Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. During the middle of the fourth century, before the Christian æra.... The first American edition

      Philadelphia: Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co., 1804.

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        Geschichte des Ritterwesens im Mittelalter....[Versuch über das Kostum der vorzüglichen Völker des Mittelalters. Nach den bewährtesten Schriftstellern bearbeitet von- Dritter Theil.]

      Wien, Joseph Schalbacher, 1804.. 1804. Gestochener Titel mit handkolorierter Titel-Vignette, XVI, 5O7(1) S. Mit Bilderanhang von 59 ganzseitigen Tafeln in einem zeitgenössischen prachtvollen Handkolorit angefertigt; ca. 20 davon bezüglich Turnier. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Marmorbezug und vergoldeter Rckn.-Beschriftung. Mehrere Bilder erhältlich. ¶ With 59 delicately handcoloured copper-engrd. plates (approximately 20 of which regarding tornament). Original hfcf. over mrbld boards. Trifle foxed in places, not affecting the images. Overall a very nice copy with a firm imprint of the plates.

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        Pars I.ma [Prima] Philosophiae.

      1804.. 8° (19 x 13.2 cm). 142 SS. (Text; Rest von ca. 70 Bll. blanko). Kart. d.Zt. (marmoriert in Sepiatönen) mit hs. Rückenschild, alls. rot gesprenkelter Schnitt. Schöne und sorgfältige (nicht-deutsche) Kurrentschrift in dunkelbrauner Tinte auf handliniertem (Bleistift) Büttenpapier (Wasserzeichen; in den Ecken Einstichlöcher für Satzspiegelmarkierung). Bemerkenswert sauberes und gutes, kaum gebrauchtes Exemplar.. Wohl Mitschriften nach Diktat zu einer philosophischen Einführungsvorlesung in lateinischer Sprache. Der Provenienz nach aus einer der höheren Schulen der Zentral- und Innerschweiz (Einsiedeln, Engelberg, Sarnen, Schwyz). - "Cognitio historica est nuda rei notitia, cognitio philosophica est notitia rationis, cur res sit, aut esse possit. [..] Philosophia dividitur in Theoreticam, quod versatur circa cognoscenda, et Practicam, quod versatur circa agenda: Illa constat, Logica, Methaphisica, Physica, hoc Ethica et Politica." (p. 1). Seite 142 schliesst mit "Finis. Coronat. Opus / 1804. C. F." - Das Wappen-Wasserzeichen des Büttenpapiers ist nicht näher bestimmbar: mehrpassiger Schild (ev. bekrönt) mit zentraler Lilie.

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        Die Existenz der Geister und ihre Einwirkung auf die Sinnenwelt; psychologisch erklärt und historisch begründet. Weimar, G. Ch. Voigt 1841. 8°. VIII, 290 S., Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Ackermann II, 297 - Du Prel 1026 - nicht in Fürst, Rosenthal, etc.- Erste Ausgabe.- Friedrich Korn (1804-1850) war Schriftsteller und Mythologieforscher; behandelt u.a. animalischen Magnetismus, Geistercitationen, Geistererscheinungen, Somnambulismus.- Titel gestempelt, braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Neue Darstellungen aus der Gallschen Gehirn- und Schedellehre, als Erläuterungen zu den vorgedruckten Vertheidigungsschrift des Doktor Gall, eingegeben bey der niederösterreichischen Regierung.

      - Mit einer Abhandlung über den Wahnsinn, die Pädagogik und die Physiologie des Gehirns nach der Gallschen Theorie. Hrsg. v. Walther. - München, Scherrerschen Kunst- und Buchhandlung, 1804, 8°, XVI, 168 pp., feiner Pappband der Zeit. Erste Auflage. Feines Exemplar a.d. Vorbesitz von P(aul) Vollwiller! - ". findet man es sonderbar und ungewöhnlich, daß die schon allgemeinen für höchst wichtig anerkannte Entdeckungen des Dr. Gall, welche für die physiologische Konstruktion der Verrichtungen des Gehirns ganz neue kaum geahndete Ansichten aufschließen, so lange der Leserwelt vorenthalten, und wenigsten von der Seite des Entdeckers selbst nichts hierüber im Publikum verhandelt wurde . Seit dem Erscheinen der von mir im Jahre 1802 herausgegebenen kritischen Darstellungen der Gallschen anatomisch-physiologischen Untersuchungen des Gehirns und Schedelbaues, Zürich bey Ziegler - hat Herr Gall, wovon ich mich während eines zweyten Aufenthaltes in Wien überzeugte, in seinen Untersuchungen so bedeutende Fortschritte gemacht, und manche neue Ansichten aufgegriffen; er ist, um mich so auszudrücken, mit seiner Reflexion auf der durch das anatomische Messer geöffneten Bahn so tief in die Konstruktion des Gehirns selbst eingedrungen, daß neuere Darstellungen aus seiner Theorie durchaus nothwendig wurden, indem sie die vorhergehenden zum Theil aufklären und erweitern, zum Theil den selben ganz neue Richtung geben. Ich finde es sehr passen, dies Darstellungen an die von Gall selbst in seiner Vertheidgungsschrift aufgestellten Refelxionspunkte anzureihen, daß sie mit dieser ein zusammenhängendes Ganzes bilden, als Fortsetzung der kritischen Darstellungen aber, gemeinschaftlich mit derselben die gesammte Literatur der Gallschen Theorie umfassen." Einleitung des Hrsg. Walther - - Frühe Würdigung der Franz Joseph Gall'schen (1758-1828) Lehre aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht von dem berühmten Chirurgen und Ophthalmologen Philipp Franz v. Walther (1782-1849). Fortschritte und neue Ansichten Galls ergänzen hier Walthers "Critische Darstellung" von 1802. - Nach dem Franz Joseph Gall's Vorlesungen in Wien durch den Kaiser als religionsgefährlich verboten wurden, verließ Gall Wien und bereiste Deutschland, Dänemark u.a. und hielt an zahlreichen Orten Vorlesungen über seine neue Lehre. - Mit Galls Verteidigungsschrift (pp.1-50) gegen das von dem Kaiser in Wien erlassene Vorlesungsverbot. - Die Zusätze enthalten eine Übersicht von Schriften zu Galls Theorie und auch Kapitel über Psychologie, Vivisektionen etc. - "Gall war auf eine Theorie der Hirnfunktion gestoßen, die größte Bedeutung erlangen sollte. Er war ein Pionier kortikaler Lokalisationstheorie, wenn auch auf Grund falscher Überlegungen. Edwin G.Broing faßte den Beitrag der Phrenologie treffend zusammen, als er sagte: "Die Theorie Galls und Spurzheims ist ein Beispiel für eine Theorie, die trotz ihrer Irrtümer geeingnet war, weiteres wissenschaftliches Danken anzuregen". Dank der Phrenologie bewegte sich die Vorstellung der geistigen Funktionen "von der Idee der immartiellen cartesianischen Seele weg in Richtung auf eine materielle Theorie der Nervenfunktion. Die Irrtümer der Phrenologie lagen eigentlich nur in Einzelheiten und in dem Fanatismus ihrer Anhäger." E.G.Boring, History of experimental psycholgoy., 2nd.Ed., 1957, pp.57-58 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Thomas Kirche von der Alléeseite." Thomaskirche mit Häuserzeile von der Allee aus

      Altkolorierte Umrissradierung aus Karl Benjamin Schwarz "Romantische Gemählde v. Leipzig" 1804. 12x18 cm. - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 635 - Dekorative Ansicht in schönen alten Farben.

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        Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

      Brunsvigae, Reichard, 1804. 8vo (194 x 125mm). pp. 439, (1), 30 (index). Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine with black gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borders. Rare work on Hymenoptera. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. He was primarily a systematist and originated the maxillary and cibarian system of classification of insects in which mouth parts were used to separate the order. In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. //Horn-Schenkling 6220.

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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... Volumes 1-5

      Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne. 1804-7. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Volumes 1-5, complete set of the text volumes (lacks the Atlas). First Printings, published 1804-7, with pagination as called for by HOWES M317. Engraved frontis of Washington in Volume 1. Hardcover 8vos. in original full calf with title labels, gilt bands and volume numbers in gilt. A Very Good set, overall. Contemporary ownership signature on the front pastedown of all volumes. Contents lightly foxed, but quite readable. Front board of Volumes 4 and 5 attached, but barely, the other boards are securely attached. Fly leaf of Volume 4 loose, but present. Rubbing to leather, with shallow loss at spine ends. 5 volume set in the original leather bindings. A similar set (rebacked, and also lacking the Atlas) sold for over $2,000 at a Heritage auction in 2014. Digital images available upon request.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF AGRIPPINA, the wife of Germanicus. 3 volumes,

      Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell for G. and J. Robinson. London 1804 - 8vo, (190x117mm), xxxviii,319; vi,340; (iii-)viii,352p. printed on a thin, fine, handmade paper, a slight stain to K1 of vol. 1, a small piece torn (without text loss) from the fore-margin of Y8 of vol. 2, and some faint spotting of the final few leaves of vols 1 & 3. Later 19th century half calf, backstrips faded and the corner tips rubbed, Spanish pattern marbled paper sides. Perhaps better known as a writer of influential works on education, Hamilton's biography of Agrippina the Elder has been called 'an important attempt to deal seriously with the life of an admirable Roman woman' and one which displays a fine understanding of Roman laws and customs. HEAVY BOOK, overseas customers please note that this title weighs more than the 1 kg packed average on which postage charges are based, email us through the 'Ask the bookseller a question' option for delivery options and additional charges.

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        Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum.

      Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. La Haye, G. Bakhuysen, (1804-) 1806. 2 volumes. 4to (251 x 202mm). With 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt ornameneted spines with red and green gilt lettered label. A fine copy of the first major iconography on Coleoptera and one of the finest entomological works published in the Netherlands. Johannes Eusebius Voet (1706-1778) was a physician at Dordrecht. He possessed a large cabinet of insects and shells and was the son of Carl Voet, who was court-painter to the Earl of Portland. The Dutch Entomological Society has a splendid album on insects and their metamorphosis, following closely Goedaert, by his hand. According to Landwehr, Voet was as well the author as the artist of the 'Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum'. Most of the splendid plates are engraved by C.F.C. Kleeman, Roesel's son-in-law, in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail that we know from his other works. The text of the present work is written in Latin, French and Dutch. An unusual clean and fine copy without any foxing.//Landwehr 201; Nissen ZBI, 4259.

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        The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen, who lost their Ship while in a Boat at Sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays, in the Island of Celebes; containing an Interesting Account of their Sufferings and also an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Country, and a Description of the Harbours and Coast, &c. Together with an Introduction and an Appendix, containing Narratives of Various Escapes from Shipwrecks holding out a Valuable Seaman's Guide, and the Importance of Union, Confidence, and Perseverance in the Midst of Distress.

      London: J. Johnson, 1804 - Octavo (211 × 128 mm). Contemporary purple half calf on dark green seaweed sprigged cloth, tan morocco label, narrow bands with double gilt rules, compartments with concentric panels, gilt rules at spine and corner edges, all edges marbled, dun endpapers. Just a little chafed at the extremities, bookplate quite neatly removed from the front pastedown, some foxing and browning on the maps, light toning overall, but a very handsome copy. Silhouette portrait frontispiece, folding map of the Island of Celebes, larger folding map of "the Western Part of the Island," and a double-page plate of "the Proas, Canoes, and Implements of War of the Malays," half-title bound in. First edition. "In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise form Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm they were forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others taken into captivity. They escaped with the help of a Mohammedan priest and gradually made their way to Macassar and then back to Batavia. Included in the book is a geographical account of the island of Celebes, a brief vocabulary of the Malay language" (Hill). Woodard's account was edited for publication by William Vaughan, a director of the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation, promoter of the port of London, and philanthropist in the interest of the common seaman, and is dedicated to his maternal uncle, Capt. Benjamin Hallowell, one of Nelson's "band of brothers" who served at the Battle of Nile. Vaughan was involved in trying to establish a "Society for promoting the Means of preserving Ships and Lives in Moments of Danger and Accidents", a manifesto for which is included as an appendix, and he intended Woodard's narrative to be "practically useful as well as interesting", the centre-piece for the promotion of his wider cause. To this end, the main text is augmented with a series of appendices including "Lieutenant Bligh's Narrative"; the losses of the Pandora and the Hobart; "Dr. Lind's advice to prevent the want of provisions at Sea"; a register of "Accidents, Shipwrecks, and Escapes"; and a list of "Books useful to Seamen", which begins with Robinson Crusoe. A very pretty copy of this interesting work. Hill, p.331; Huntress 63 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum.

      Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. La Haye, G. Bakhuysen, (1804-) 1806. 2 volumes. 4to (251 x 205mm). With 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt ornaments and red and green gilt lettered labels, marbled sides (head of one spine a bit chipped). The first major iconography on Coleoptera and one of the finest entomological works published in the Netherlands. Johannes Eusebius Voet (1706-1778) was a physician at Dordrecht. He possessed a large cabinet of insects and shells and was the son of Carl Voet, who was court-painter to the Earl of Portland. The Dutch Entomological Society has a splendid album on insects and their metamorphosis, following closely Goedaert, by his hand. According to Landwehr, Voet was as well the author as the artist of the 'Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum'. Most of the splendid plates are engraved by C.F.C. Kleeman, Roesel's son-in-law, in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail that we know from his other works. The text of the present work is written in Latin, French and Dutch.//Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover and his Japanese monogram on title.//Landwehr 201; Nissen ZBI, 4259.

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        Plate XXXIII

      London 1804 - The publication of the Pomona Britannica marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed English artist George Brookshaw (1751-1823) into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790&#146;s, and with the Pomona Britannica he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the Pomona Britannica remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. Brookshaw&#146;s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of &#147;succeeding generations.&#148; The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work. This hand-colored aquatint engraving, Plate XXXIII, features three types of peaches: the Black Peach of Montreal, Cambra Peach and Monshien Pacey of Pomeri. A folio size print, measuring 22" x 18", this engraving is in excellent mint condition. The rich brown backdrop allows the dynamic coloring of the peaches to be come out, as well as the detailed leaves and pink flowers. The peaches are expertly shadowed and highlighted, giving them a three-dimensional quality. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DR. WITTMAN'S TRAVELS IN TURKEY, ASIA-MINOR, SYRIA AND ACROSS THE DESERT IN TO EGYPT;

      JAMES HUMPHREYS, PHILA 1804 - very old, no color plates issued in this volume; general wear, covers detached but present, age-toned pages, previous owners name on title page, front endpaper torn at top edge and near spine, slight foxing. DATE PUBLISHED: 1804 EDITION: 426 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hints on Picturesque Improvements in Ornamented Cottages, and their Scenery. Including some observations on the Labourer and his Cottage in Three Essays

      London J Taylor 1804. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rubbed and slightly scuffed edges. Later spine and eps. Pages browning First Edition Half-leather cover with marbled board and gilt embossed shield 240mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 140pp + plates. 6 engraved plates of cottages at rear.

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        Great Black Woodpecker, Picus martius (Linn)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Great black Woodpecker, Picus martius (Linn), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light foxing throughout. Measuring 21.5" x 14.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These Great Black Woodpeckers are expertly hand-colored in rich black with red crowns. Precise lines define and detail each feather adding dimension to their bodies. The woodpeckers are illustrated resting on a tree branch, one peering at a small bug.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Frederic-Le-Grand, Sa Famille, Sa Cour, Son Gouvernement, Son Academie, Ses Ecoles, Et Ses Amis, Generaux, Philosophes Et Litterateurs; Ou, Mes Souvenirs De Vingt Ans De Sejour a Berlin; Par Dieudonne Thiebault . - [Complete in 5 Volumes]

      Paris, A. Bossange; [Etc. , Etc. ] 1804 - Description: 5 v. Fronts. (v. 1, 2: ports. ) fold. Facsims. 21 cm. Subjects: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786. Prussia (Germany) --History --Frederick II, 1740-1786. [Notes: First published under title: Mes souvenirs de vingt ans]. Full contemporary analine calf, recased in a very period-sympathetic fashion. Gilt-cross bands with the title and volume numbers blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Tern, Sterna minuta: (Linn)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Little Tern, Sterna minuta (Linn), from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in excellent condition. Measuring 14" x 21", this lithograph magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. These seabirds are expertly hand-colored with white bodies and gray backs and wings and a black stripe and hood through the eye to the nape. Precise lines define and detail each feather and create the intricate patters on their backs. In the beginning of the 19th century the Little Tern was a common bird of European shores, rivers and wetlands. However in the 20th century, populations of coastal areas decreased because of habitat loss, pollution and human disturbance.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic.Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields

      3 volumes: xii-[17]+410 pages with frontispiece and 4 other plates as called for; viii+[9]+405 pages with frontispiece bound in opposite page viii, lacks second plate at page 72, but copy supplied and laid in; viii+[9]+431 pages with frontispiece and three other plates (lacks plates opposite pages 201, 206 and 241). Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") issued in blue cloth with pictorial globe to front covers and gilt to spines. (Abbey Travel: 562) 1st edition.Godfrey Charles Mundy(1804-1860), soldier and author, was born on 10 March 1804, the eldest son of Major-General Godfrey Basil Mundy and Sarah Brydges, née Rodney, daughter of the first baron Rodney (1718-1792) who defeated the French Fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in 1782. Mundy entered the army as an ensign in 1821, was commissioned lieutenant in 1823, captain 1826, major 1839, lieutenant-colonel 1845, and colonel 1854. In 1825-26 he was decorated while serving in India as aide-de-camp to Lord Combermere at the siege and storming of Bhurtpore. He was later stationed in Canada and arrived in Sydney from London in the Agincourt in June 1846 as deputy adjutant general of the military forces in Australia. He left in August 1851 and during the Crimean war was appointed under-secretary in the War Office. On 4 April 1857 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Jersey in the Channel Islands with the local rank of major-general. He died in London on 10 July 1860 survived by his wife Louisa Katrina Herbert, whom he had married in Sydney on 6 June 1848, and by their son. In 1832 Mundy published Pen and Pencil Sketches, Being the Journal of a Tour in India, and in 1852 Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields. He illustrated Our Antipodes with landscapes and lively scenes engraved from his own sketches. The first book went through three editions and the second four, not counting translations in German (1856) and Swedish (1857). In Australia Mundy accompanied his cousin Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy on several outback tours in New South Wales, and he visited Victoria, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Aristocratic by birth and conventional in temper, he showed in his books a discerning eye, a lively pen, a keen sense of humour and a marked streak of sturdy common sense. Our Antipodes still makes entertaining reading and is an invaluable source of information for the Australian social historian.Condition:Recased with new spines, some foxing, previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns, corners bumped, glue stains to front pastedowns lacks plates opposite pages 72, 201, 206 and 241 else a very good set.

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        Novae Hollandiae Plantarum specimen.

      Paris, Huzard, 1804-1806. 2 volumes. Large-4to (325 x 255mm). pp. 112; 130, (1), with 265 engraved plates. New period style red half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines, marbled sides. The first general flora of Australia (southwestern Australia and Tasmania), based on plants collected by Labillardière on the expedition in search of "La Pérouse". The plates are after drawings by Turpin, P.J. Redouté, Piron, Poiteau, Sauvage, and the author. "It is the most exciting publication of illustrations of Australian plants since the first publication of Dampier's collection, a hundred years earlier. Containing 265 plates, it is extensive and exquisite. The uncoloured copper engravings, mostly by Auguste Plée and his son Victoire Plée... The combination of the engraver Plée, with artists Poiteau, Turpin and Redouté exemplifies great craftmanship in botanical illustration. Nevertheless some of the work is flat indicating that the drawings were taken from herbarium specimens; others have great depth and surely were taken from living material. The publication of the 'Novae....' resulted in a total of 370 Australian species described by that time according to an estimate by Dryander (Banks' librarian). Approximately three quarters of these plantes were illustrated by published plates, with many species being illustrated more than once. The impressive total, though, is largely due to the efforts of Labillardière. The associates of Labillardière and the artists contributing to the 'Novae...' represent a 'who is who' of botany and botanical illustration of contemporary France. Frans Stafleu describes the years 1790 to 1840 as the 'golden half-century of French botanical illustration'. Certainly, the French artists associated with the Australian plant material helped raise the lustre' (H. Hewson, Australia. 300 years of botanical illustration p. 58). 'Notwithstanding his rather difficult relations with Napoleon, Labillardiere evidently received some governmental support for his publication....'(Stafleu p. 37).//Jacques de Labillardière (1755-1834) was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the 18th century and is famous for his account of his voyage to the South Seas with Brun d'Entrecasteaux in search of La Pérouse in 1791-93. A beautifully bound copy.//Provenance: armorial bookplate of Domahidy and a library stamp on title pages as well as on last text leaves. //Stafleu & Cowan 4071; Nissen BBI, 1116.

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        Examen critique des anciens Historiens d'Alexandre le Grand.

      Delange et Lesueur 1804 - Paris, Delange et Lesueur, 1804. In 4 de XXXII-924pp., reliure en demi vélin rigide bleu marine un peu postérieur, dos lisse remonté et restauré, pièce de titre en papier beige, titre en lettre d'imprimerie, double filet noir, mouillure dans l'angle inférieur externe des premiers feuillets, cachet de bibliotbeque sur la page de garde ainsi que sur la page de titre, huit planches hors texte, la plupart dépliantes dont un tableau comparatif et deux cartes rehaussés de couleurs in fine (itinéraires des marches d'Alexandre) dont une grande en fin de volume, bon et bel exemplaire. Seconde édition de cet ouvrage fort estimé, originellement paru en 1775, mais qui se limitait à un volume de 356 pages et deux gravures. Sainte-Croix écrivit également ces autres ouvrages: ''De l'état et du sort des colonies des anciens peuples. Ouvrage dans lequel on traite du gouvernement des anciennes républiques, de leur droit public, et avec des observations sur les colonies des nations modernes et la conduite des anglais en Amérique'' 1779, ''Histoire des progrès de la puissance navale de l'Angleterre'' en 1782. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Passover Haggadah] Haggada shel Pesach Ma'ale Beit Chorin. Beith Horin.

      Anton Schmid, Vienna, Wien, Austria 1804 - Yudlov 468; Yaari 322. Possibly original binding. 52 leaves. With commentaries of the Alshich, Maharal of Prague, Olilot Efraim and more. Concluding hymns with ivri-teitsch translation. Instructions in Judeo-German and Judeo-Spanish. Fine engraved illustrations in the Amsterdam style. Title with printer¿s mark within typographic border. 11 engravings, one filling the entire page, the rest are large, half page in size. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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