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        The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography, of South Wales

      London: TN Longman and O Rees, 1804 In contemporary brown speckled full leather, a little bumped and worn at corners and edges, gilt tooling to edges. Spine has been relaid in the distant past retaining gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, marbled endpapers, bookplate of John Houlton of Farley Castle in Somerset to fep, has the half title, frontis, [4], (vii), 634 pp, [3], 12 plates by Laporte (1 plate a little cropped at head) + pull out map, small tear at p 17/18. A nice copy!Malkin, Benjamin Heath, schoolmaster and antiquary. His taste for the picturesque is to be seen in his topographical work The Scenery, Antiquities and Biography of South Wales, published in 1804 and reissued in a two-volume edition in 1807. Written after a tour of south Wales in 1803, it was one of the best travel books of its kind, displaying Malkin's acute observation and considerable knowledge of Welsh history. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales, from Materials Collected Suring Two Excursions in the Year 1803.

      Published by T. N. Longman and C. Rees, London 1804 - , v, 634 pages, complete with 12 plates, folding map and hand coloured frontispiece First Edition , title page a little faded, foxing opposte plates, otherwise a nice clean copy, book in very good condition , Contempoary quarter green calf, and green cloth, with gilt decoration and title on spine Folio Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1800,1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804;

      - in Which the Author visited Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope,the English Settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk Island; and the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean. A. Maxwell, London 1813, 2nd and best edition, with considerable additions & alterations. (The 1st edition is 16mo size). F 570. Much on Hawaii, Forbes 367. Hill 295. 4to, xv, (i) 516pp. A little light browning throughout, some early lower right corners bumped. Nicely rebound in full red morocco, spine in 6 panels, raised bands, gilt title. & decorated. First description of commerce in the new colony of New South Wales. Half of the book concerns Tahiti. Narrative of the Proceedings of the Le Geographe, and Naturaliste, sent on a Voyage of Discovery, by the French Government, in 1800". This details Baudin's famous voyage circumnavigating Australia, which the English regarded as a threat to their fledgling colony. The appendix includes "Some Account of New Zealand - Character of the Inhabitants - Natural Productions - Destruction of the Ship Boyd - Description of the Fejee Islands". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third

      Shakespeare/Boydell. His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third. After a painting by Beechey, engraved by Smith. Engraving on paper, 1804. 17" x 42" (plate mark, with margins). Some minor soiling to margins and a few margin tears. From an original painting done for the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, in celebration of Shakespeare's centennial. During the period of the centennial and until 1805, these fine engravings were published separately. In 1805 the were published in "A Collection of Prints Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare," (London: Boydell), 1802-1805. Burwick & Pape, The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery (1995). Cat. I. Frontispiece. #BC53.

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        The Indian Reed.

      Dr. Thornton,, London: 1804 - Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". A visual bold image, the plant with a striking spike of red flowers in the foreground, with a Chinese landscape with hills and a pagoda in the background. The 2nd State, with a lighter sky in the lower print. Dunthorne p251. Henderson, pinx., Caldwall, sculp. Impression mark 40.5 x 53 cm, with wide margins. Slender line in the sky.

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        1804 MILITARY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE

      Massachusetts: N/A, 1804. Document on thick paper printed: By His Excellency Caleb Strong, Esq. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To (handwritten, Joseph Stone Gentleman) Greeting: You being appointed (handwritten, Ensign of a Company in the Fifth Regiment of the Second Brigade & third) Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth. Reposing special trust and confidence in your ability, courage and good conduct, I do, by these Presents, Commission you accordingly. You are, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of said Office, according to the Laws of this Commonwealth, and to Military Rule and Discipline. And all Inferior Officers and Soldiers are hereby commanded to obey you in your said capacity; and you are yourself to observe and follow such orders and instructions as you shall, from time to time, receive from me or others your Superior Officers. Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the said Commonwealth the (handwritten, twenty first) day of (handwritten, September) in the year of our Lord, (handwritten, 1804) and in the (handwritten, 29th ) year of the Independence of the United States of America. (Signed, John - last name too fancy to read). On the reverse is a handwritten paragraph, some of which I can't read, and which I will designate with "..." . Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex ...Groton March 6th 1805. Personally appeared Joseph Stone and took and ...the oath and declaration ...by the Commonwealth and also the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, to qualify him to execute .......in him by the ...Commission. Before me. James ....., Justice of the Peace. There is a large seal in one corner (looks like a sunflower), with "Caleb Strong" written beneath it. The document has been folded once vertically and twice horizontally, and there are two small holes where these intersect. The seal has caused some wrinkling around it. Considerable foxing, . No. Good. 9.75 By 15.25 Inches.

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        ESSAIS SUR LES ISLES FORTUNEES et L'ANTIQUE ATLANTIDE, ou Précis de l'Histoire générale de L'ARCHIPEL DES CANARIES.

      Baudouin, París - 4º, port, 2h, 522p, 1h, 3 mapas despl. grabs. al cobre , 7 láms. grab. al cobre (3 despl.). Cartoné det. (necesita enc.). "- Primera edición. Palau 33358: "Obra bien trabajada". Existe una versión alemana por T.F. Curmann (Weimar 1804, 2 mapas) y una reimpresión en 1842." (1803)

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        Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remarkable places.

      R. Bowyer, London 1804 - Modern half morocco, folio, pp. i, (1), 47, 1 (= index of the plates) with 2 preliminary and trailing blanks. In modern morocco backed slipcase. The spine divided by five gilt tooled raised bands into six compartments. All compartments elaborately gilt with the titles in the second compartment. The boards with gilt rulers along the edges of the leather. A short repaired tear to the upper margin of the title page, two repaired tears to the inner margins of pages 7 and 31 and a very small ( < 1cm) tear at the bottom margin of page 3. The plates have been neatly trimmed within the plate edges, but are complete with the captions and imprints. They are expertly mounted on modern leaves within washline borders. These aquatint plates are finely coloured by hand. A few plates have some very light offsetting from the opposite text page, but the majority is very clean. All plates with vivid and vibrant colours. Of these 24 plates the plates nr. 11 ("Entrance to the Sepulchres of the Kings of Judah") and nr. 12 ("Sepulchres of the Kings of Judah") have been bound in the wrong sequence, while plate nr. 19 ("The principal Street in Bethlehem") is facing page 43 instead of page 42. All the other plates have been bound in at their proper position. Luigi (Ludwig) Mayer was an Italian artist who was commissioned by Sir Robert Ainslie to make paintings and drawings in the Ottoman Empire. Abbey Travel 369, Prince Ibrahim Hilmy II, p. 26. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Menagerie du Museum National d&#39;Histoire naturelle, ou Les Animaux Vivants. Volume 1

      Paris: Chez Patris et Gilbert. [circa 1804]. Volume 1 only (of 2). 12mo. [2], 353, [3]pp., 22 copperplate engravings designed by Nicolas Marechal and engraved by Simon Charles Miger. Professionally rebound in period style full calf with the original morocco spine label preserved. Light foxing, very good. First published in folio (1801), this is the rare duodecimo edition published circa 1804. A handsome copy with Miger&#39;s celebrated engravings of mammals and birds, including many quite exotic, in fine condition. Very scarce. No copies in OCLC. Nissen 2353. .

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        A Brief Account of the Vision and Death of the Late Lord Lyttleton [Lyttelton]: To Which is Added an Anecdote of Lord Kaimes [i.e. Lord Kames] and the Melancholy End of a profligate Young Man

      Stanford [New York]: Printed and sold by Daniel Lawrence. 1804. First. First edition. 16mo. Stitched, laid in to later unprinted wrappers. 12pp. Foxing and toning, a good copy. Lord Thomas Lyttleton [i.e. the second Baron Lyttelton], a young man of questionable character, (i.e. "a drug addict and debaucher of women") died suddenly at age 35. Before doing so, he confided to his intimates of a mysterious lady in white, an apparition who foretold his imminent fate. For months, as Samuel Johnson&#39;s correspondent Hester Thrale noted, the ghostly story was the talk of the times. The Thrales and Samuel Johnson had met young Lord Lyttelton. Hester Thrale had even written her own narrative of the story. In Hester&#39;s account, Lytteton had claimed to have "bilk&#39;d the B*tch" [i.e. cheated the female apparition of her prediction] only minutes before expiring. Almost twenty-five years later, stories began to circulate in American newspapers of new information regarding the young Lord&#39;s death. The Stanford, New York printer Daniel Lawrence, in the preface of this piece infers that British Admiral Wolseley had verbally narrated his eyewitness moments with the young Lord Lyttelton to Mary Knowles, the recollection being witnessed by William Savery, a Philadelphia Quaker. Mary (Morris) Knowles (1733-1807) was known as a poet and brilliant conversationalist on intimate terms with Samuel Johnson. As noted on page [3] of this pamphlet and the ODNB, she would become embroiled in a small controversy with Boswell&#39;s biography of Johnson. [ODNB]: "Knowles&#39;s reputation was further enhanced by this retelling of what can be truly considered a ghost story: Lord Lyttelton reckless and given to drink and dance, is told by a female spirit that he will be dead in three nights. Lord Lyttelton proceeds to challenge this date with Death with more amusement and pleasure, but is stricken fifteen minutes before midnight on the third day. A fellow rake (who had betted Lord Lyttelton one thousand pounds on the odds and outcome of his predicted death) suddenly recoils in horror in bed, miles away, upon mystically sensing the passing of his gambling companion. The connection between Hester Thrales, Mary Knowles, Samuel Johnson, and the "Wicked" Lord Lytellton suggests an interesting and historical constellation, perhaps one that is worth further critical examination. OCLC and Shaw and Shoemaker 5905 and 6601 cite four copies. .

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        Observations on the Formation and Management of Useful and Ornamental Plantations; On the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; And on Gaining and Embanking Land from Rivers or the Sea

      Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh 1804 - Hardback, no dust-wrapper. xiv, 342, (18)pp. 23cm x 14.5cm. 10 engraved plates. 1st edition 1804. Original marbled paper-covered boards, new spine. Plates 2 and 8 bound out of place at page 92. Boards a little marked, with some wear to extremities. Ink note to top corner of front pastedown. A small loss to bottom edge of front free end-paper. Slightest foxing to first few pages. Pages uncut with index unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exercicios literarios de los alumnos del real colegio de San Telmo de Sevilla,que principiaran el dia 20 de Febrero de este año de 1804 con asistencia de sus catedráticos y maestros y presididos por su director.

      Sevilla por la viuda de Vazquez y Compañía impresores de dicho Real colegio 1804 - 4to,17x 23 cms,doble portadilla,una de ellas grabada con el escudo del colegio; 53 pgs incluyendo portada.Ejemplar en papel de hilo en perfecto estado y con una soberbia encuadernación en marroquín rojo original con ruedas doradas en planos alternando entrelazos,jarrones con rosetones rosetones y guirnaldas en las diferentes ruedas.Lomo con calles y cada una con una granada.Cortes dorados. Ex libris en contraportada de Jesus Rubio Garcia-Mina.Muy buen ejemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Commissioners for making roads and building bridges in the Highlands of Scotland; First, second, third and fifth reports.

      London 1804 - Folio. Pp 43, 45, 95, 67. Each report with a multi-folding map on thick paper and hand coloured in outline. Half calf, raised bands, marbled boards. Clean, tight and appropriately bound. Binding rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

      London, 1804. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The ancient Egyptians venerated the Blue Water Lily [Nymphaea caerulea Savigny]...Their attraction to it is understandable because of its pleasing colour and the very delicate scent of its flowers, which are produced in abundance during the summer months. Displayed quietly among the leaves amid the scarcely-moving water, the whole plant distils an atmosphere of stillness, light and peace. This contrasts greatly with the tone of the text with which Thornton accompanied the plate in the Temple of Flora . When he had this prepared the triumph of Nelson over Napoleon at Aboukir Bay was still fresh in the memory and a large part of the text and notes is concerned with the battle instead of the plant. The water lily in the picture is set against a background which is supposed to represent `a distant view of Aboukir and the waters of the Nile&#39;. Palm trees and a mosque in the middle distance add a touch of authenticity to the supposed Egyptian scene...The strong Egyptian sun is reflected in the rippling water and the plate has a lightness which is very attractive." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton , 1981, p.110). Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy&#39;s and St. Thomas&#39;s hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his.. great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone...Numerous important artists were engaged.. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether&#39;, Philip Reinagle, .. Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent…it is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he produced...one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). First and only state of this plate from the Temple of Flora. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint engraving by Stadler. Excellent condition.

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        The Snowdrop

      London, 1804. An excellent example of this William Ward colour mezzotint "The snowdrop [ Galanthus nivalis L.] has a special place in everyone&#39;s affections. Small, solitary and early, it exhibits the most extreme hardihood, often pushing its way up through the snow to flower the earliest of all. The second part of its common name, `drop&#39;, compares it with an ear-drop, which it is thought to resemble. The yellow crocus [? Crocus flavus Weston ( C. aureus, C. maesiacus )], slightly later than the snowdrop, is the rue herald of springtime . John Gerard, the Elizabethan herbalist, said of it that it has `floures of a most perfect shining yellow colour, seeming afar off to be a hot glowing cole of fire&#39;. The purple crocus [? C. vernus Hill] follows, both yellow and purple species being the parents of many garden varieties." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p. 52). Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy&#39;s and St. Thomas&#39;s hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether&#39;, Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Second state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora . `The pond in the right hand bottom corner is the clue here. In the first state it is entirely open and the water is coloured blue. In the second state bushes growing from the banks almost entirely cover the pond, which looks dark brown. The foreground has also been entirely reworked. Many smaller changes can be seen, notably extra leaves on the creeper above the crocus; the icicles are more prominent; there is more shading on the snowdrops; and the sky has been remodelled. But a glance at the pond will be all that is needed... For the Lottery edition [in which the third state appears] the plate was reworked all over in aquatint&#39; (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora , 1951, p.15). Hand-coloured and colour-printed in mezzotint by William Ward. Discolouration at the top edge, and a faint brown line of discolouration just outside the platemark on all four sides, well outside the image.

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        Tratado médico-filosófico de la enangenacion del alma, ó manía, escrito en Frences por Felipe Pinel . traducido al Castellano por el Dr. D. Luis Guarnerio y Allavena.

      Madrid: en la Imprenta Real 1804 - 2 engraved plates and a folding table, a little browned or foxed in places, pp. [iv], 416, small 8vo, original tree sheep, flat spine gilt ruled in compartments, red lettering piece, red edges, very minor wear, very good First edition in Spanish of Pinel&#146;s classic work, first published in 1801. Scarce: COPAC records only the Wellcome copy. (Garrison-Morton 4933 and En Français dans le texte 203 for the first edition)

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        Poetische Werke.

      Vienna, J. V. Degen, 1804. - Large 4to. 2 vols. (4), CX, (2), 210 pp. IV, 259, (3) pp. With engraved author's portrait in vol. 1 and engr. frontispiece in vol. 2. Original printed boards. Last edition of the works supervised and corrected by the author. Fine copy of the deluxe edition on velin paper, in signed master bindings by Mathias Herrmann, bookbinder to Duke Albert Kasimir von Sachsen-Teschen, the founder of the Albertina. This edition by Christian Felix Weiße, introduced by a Life of the author and Uz's best-known work, his "Essay on the Art of Perpetual Happiness", eclipsed all previous editions by its elaborate, highly classical design (cf. Durstmüller). - Foxed throughout; bindings somewhta rubbed and bumped. Goedeke IV/1, 90, 7b. Brunet V, 1024. Durstmüller I, 269 and fig. 339 ("Die vielgerühmte Uz-Ausgabe Degens"). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pomona Brittanica - Plate XV

      London 1804 - George Brookshaw¿s splendid ¿Pomona Brittanica¿ is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the ¿Pomona¿ marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist 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's, and with the ¿Pomona¿ 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¿ remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. The ¿Pomona¿ was first issued in parts from 1804-1808, the first complete edition being published in 1812 and dedicated to the Prince Regent. Many of the specimens were taken from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens, among other great British gardens. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's ¿Temple of Flora,¿ Brookshaw's Pomona is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw'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 unusual, 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 ¿succeeding generations.¿ The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work. Publication City: London Medium: Aquatints with stipple engravings, printed in colors and finished by hand Dimensions: 15 x 18 inches (approximate plate size) Date: 1804-1812

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        Réflexions sur la vaccine, suivies d'un rapport sur les vaccinations pratiquées dans la ville de Douai . depuis fructidor an 10 jusqu'en frimaire an 12.

      Marlier, [ 1804]., Douai - [bound with:] ROUGET, Antoine D. Méthode nouvelle pour arrêter une hémorragie uterine après l'accouchement, occasionnée par l'inertie de la matrice, avec diverses observations pratiques, ainsi que la description et gravure d'un tourniquet nouveau, propre à comprimer l'artère axillaire à son origine. Paris: Allut, 180[7]. pp. 48 plus engraved plate.2 works bound together, 8vo (192 × 120 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, gilt panelled spine, boards covered with sprinkled vellum, reused from an earlier manuscript. Joints cracked, with slight worming at head, but secure, front free endpaper removed.First editions of two works, the most interesting of which is probably the first. Taranget was a pioneer of vaccination against small-pox in France, carrying out a major campaign in the Northern region of Douai. Réflexions sur la vaccine contains the results of that campaign, in the form of the tables, which list each individual's name, occupation, address and outcome of their treatment. An introductory chapter gives an account of Jenner's experiments of the 1790s. A later autograph letter (8 March 1827) in his characteristic minute hand is loosely inserted. pp. 77, [9] (letterpress tables). [Taranget: Bn, Wellcome and Harvard only in OCLC; Rouget: no copies outside France.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historisch-mahlerisches Taschenbuch von und für Oesterreich. [angebunden:] Historisch-mahlerische Reise durch Oesterreich. Erstes Heft: Zeichnungen zu den Ausflügen nach dem Schneeberg von J. A. Schultes. [weiters:] Griesinger, Georg Anton. Denkwürdigkeiten aus der Geschichte der österreichischen Monarchie. Auf jeden Tag des Jahres gesammelt.

      Wien, Degen 1804.. Kl.-8°. Gest. Titel, 34 nn. S., 2 Zwischentitel, 24, 1 Zw.tit., 1 Bl., XVIII, 464 S. 6 Kupfertafeln (Duttenhofer nach Maillard). Orig.-Pappband, mit Gebrauchsspuren, fleckig, Kanten berieben. Innen an den Rändern leicht stockig.. Alles Erschienene. Mayer 7681; Nebehay/Wagner 673; ÖBL III,200; Seemann, Degen 69; - Die Tafeln zeigen: Wasserfall der Mira bey Muckendorf, Pass von Gutenstein, Ansicht von Gutenstein auf dem Weg von Rohr, Buchberg am Schneeberg, Wasserfall der Sierning bey Buchberg und Emmerberg.

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        REYNO DE GALICIA. DESCRIPCIÓN ECONÓMICA. 1804

      1804 - Materia: Libro antiguo sobre galicia. Publicación: Ferrol; en la Imprenta de Don Lorenzo José Riesgo Montero., 1804 Descripción fisica: Fólio (300 x 200 mm.). 341 p., [1] 1 h. de lámina alegoría mitológica del Consulado del Mar, firmado: Cosme Acuña lo inventó. Fernando Selma lo grabó, Encuadernación en plena piel con decoración dorada. ruedas, lomo con dorados y motivos florales. Conservación: Buen estado. Texto limpio y obra cuidada. Portada Grabado e introducción (3h.) en facsimil realizado por expertos empleando papel de época. Notas: Apreciada obra de Galicia que recoge una descripcióneconómica pormenorizada de las provincias, sus caminos antiguos y modernos, observaciones sobre la población, agricultura, lencería, cáñamos, cosechas de seda y pesca. Recoge el estado general de la población del reino del año 1797: poblaciones, oficinas públicas, particulares, casas de estudio, censos poblacional, oficios y empleados. Otros datos: Incorpora apéndices con del vecindario del reyno y apéndice con detalle de los buques que entraron en el puerto de la Coruña entre los años 1793 a 1797. RBS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF STEPHEN BURROUGHS. [with:] .VOLUME II.

      Hanover, N.H.: Benjamin True, 1798, and Boston: Caleb Bingham, 1804. - Two volumes. [2],vi-vii,[8]-298; 202pp. Portrait on newsprint pasted to verso of second volume titlepage. First volume: Modern calf. Second volume: 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in matching style. Some foxing and toning. A very good set. The Thomas W. Streeter-Frank S. Streeter copy, with their bookplates on the front pastedowns, and Thomas Streeter's pencil notes on the front pastedown of the second volume. A complete set of this memoir of a notorious swindler and con man, including the notoriously rare second volume. Burroughs (1765-1840) was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, the son of a Congregational minister, and quickly gained a reputation as a troublesome child. He ran away from home at age fourteen, joined the army only to desert shortly thereafter, and then enrolled at Dartmouth. He left college early, went to sea as a privateer, and impersonated a ship's physician. Back in New England he impersonated a minister in Pelham, Massachusetts, and was soon caught counterfeiting money. Burroughs was imprisoned in Northampton, where he tried several times to escape before setting fire to the jail, which resulted in his incarceration at Castle Island in Boston Harbor. He escaped from the island fortress, was recaptured, and served out his term, eventually moving to Canada, where he became the leader of a counterfeiting ring. Later in life he reformed, joined the Catholic church, and became a teacher to privileged youth. "One of the great criminal autobiographies, and an important piece of picaresque Americana" - Streeter. As the second volume was published some years later in a different city, and evidently in much smaller numbers, complete sets are virtually impossible to come by. Shaw & Shoemaker locate only three copies of the second volume. STREETER SALE 724 (this copy). SABIN 9466 (not noting 2nd volume). HOWES B1022, "aa." EVANS 33478. NAIP w020739. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 5957. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA I, p.470.

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        Map of the Northern Parts of the United States of America.

      Boston 1804 - A facinating map of the Old North West. Connecticut's extravagant claims to territory in the west are reflected in the portion of northern Ohio called New Connecticut., Size : 235x400 (mm), 9.25x15.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, lower right margin has been extended.

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        VOYAGE A L&#39;OUEST DES MONTS ALLÉGHANYS, DANS LES ÉTATS DE L&#39;OHIO, DU KENTUCKY ET DU TENNESSÉE, ET RETOUR A CHARLESTON PAR LES HAUTES-CAROLINES

      Paris. 1804.. vi,312pp. plus folding map. Half title. Contemporary half speckled calf and salmon boards, spine gilt, green leather labels. Some minor flecking to spine, but still bright and nice. A very good, fresh copy. "...The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East...he gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky" - Thomson. A classic travel narrative by one of the great early naturalists in America, later famous for his work on trees. With a handsome folding engraved map of the United States. HOWES M579. HUBACH, p.38. MEISEL III:365. SABIN 48703. THOMSON 822. MONAGHAN 1063. CLARK II:106. STREETER SALE 830.

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        Campylopterus Hyperythrus (Rufous-breasted Sabre-wing)

      - John Gould (1804-1881) An illustration from A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds First edition: London, 1849-61 (supplement printed 1880-87) Hand-colored lithographs with gum arabic metallic detail Framed size: 27 1/2&#148; x 21&#148; (silver leaf frame) John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould&#146;s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. From the time he took up taxidermy in his early teens, Gould was devoted to recording bird life, either as he observed it personally or as it was reported to him by other ornithologists. He procured the scientific information through extensive correspondence, travel, and field research. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife, Elizabeth, and Edward Lear. The plates which resulted from such partnerships were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope than remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, Gould&#146;s illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Of all his works, many of Gould&#146;s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive monograph on hummingbirds. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. The compositions generally show the birds in animated groupings of two or three, surrounded by foliage and landscapes. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould&#146;s personal collection of hummingbird specimens, a number of which he exhibited at the Zoological Gardens, Regent&#146;s Park, during the Great Exhibition of 1851. Joining commerce with science, Gould also utilized the exhibition to display his method of metallic coloring (a shrewd move that worked to publicize his monograph). Gould&#146;s exhibition was a major success, attracting more that 75,000 visitors and, very possibly, not a few of the 273 subscribers to A Monograph of the Trochilidae. These tiny, exuberantly colored birds captured the attention and affection of a vast number of European viewers. Gould&#146;s Hummingbirds represents a splendid triumph of aesthetic sensitivity and scientific rigor.

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        Geschichte und Heilart des endemischen und ansteckenden Fiebers. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (und mit Anmerkungen von Kurt Sprengel)

      Stuttgart, Metzler 1804 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Hirsch/H. III, 387; Engelmann, Bibl. med.-chirurg. 274; Ersch/Puchelt, Literatur d. Medizin 3405b. - Seltenes medizinisches Werk. - Das gemeinhin als 'Gelbes Fieber' bezeichnete epidemische, endemische und ansteckende Fieber breitete sich zuerst auf Jamaika und anderen westindischen Inseln besonders unter den englischen Soldaten aus. Hier fand der englische Wundarzt Gelegenheit, die verschiedensten Formen und Grade des Fiebers zu studieren und seine Beobachtungen in ein System zu bringen. - Robert Jackson (1750-1827) schrieb nach Aufenthalten in Westindien, Nordamerika und im Orient vorwiegend über Tropenkrankheiten. Zu Sprengel siehe Hirsch/H. V, 374. - The Original English Edition was published in Edinburgh 1798, titled: An Outline of the History and Cure of Fever, Endemic and Contagious; More Expressly the contagious fever of jails, ships, and hospitals; the concentrated endemic, vulgarly the Yellow Fever of the West Indies. To which is added, etc. . - Sauber VIII, 357 Seiten, 1 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen Karton der Zeit mit zweifarbigem Rückenschild und verblasster Rückenvergoldung, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Dance of Death

      John Harding, London 1804 - small leather bound volume with engravings by W. Hollar after the work of Hans Holbein, boards a bit worn, spine worn ffep loose but generally in quite good shape one fold out ills. Danse McCaber missing front edge, 30 engravings by W. Hollar from the original painting of Hans Holbeing, including Danse of Macaber: In a contemporary English gold-tooled painted calf binding. Wencelas Hollar is viewed a one of the formost engravers of his time (late 1600) his copper plates were known to be in use until the mid-1800's. Holbein is regarded as the premier portrait painter of all time and was attached to the court of Henry VIII. of the many copies of the Dance of Death, this one is quite scarce, There is a copy in the British Library. Hollar's engravings alone are quite collectable.The Dance of Death; painted by H. Holbein, and engraved by W. Hollar. [With introductory essays by Francis Douce.] London: John Harding, 1804. pp. 70: plates; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE A L'OUEST DES MONTS ALLÉGHANYS, DANS LES ÉTATS DE L'OHIO, DU KENTUCKY ET DU TENNESSÉE, ET RETOUR A CHARLESTON PAR LES HAUTES- CAROLINES.

      Paris. 1804. - vi,312pp. plus folding map. Half title. Contemporary half speckled calf and salmon boards, spine gilt, green leather labels. Some minor flecking to spine, but still bright and nice. A very good, fresh copy. ".The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East.he gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky" - Thomson. A classic travel narrative by one of the great early naturalists in America, later famous for his work on trees. With a handsome folding engraved map of the United States. HOWES M579. HUBACH, p.38. MEISEL III:365. SABIN 48703. THOMSON 822. MONAGHAN 1063. CLARK II:106. STREETER SALE 830.

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        Coturnix Coromandelica

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Coturnix Coromandelica, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with a few light staining marks. Measuring 15" x 21.75", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail.?Commonly called Coromandel Quails, or Rain Quails, these birds are expertly hand-colored in different shades of brown, with intricate feather patterns throughout their bodies. Two male quails are illustrated in a frontal position, one with his wing up, allowing for their patterned faces and plumage can be appreciated.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 Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate.In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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        A CONCISE EXTRACT, FROM THE SEA JOURNAL OF WILLIAM MOULTON; WRITTEN ON BOARD OF THE ONICO, IN A VOYAGE FROM THE PORT OF NEW- LONDON IN CONNECTICUT, TO STATEN-LAND IN THE SOUTH SEA; TOGETHER WITH STRICTURES AND REMARKS ON VARIOUS SUBJECT MATTERS WHICH CAME WITHIN HIS NOTICE, ON THE COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND AT A VARIETY OF ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH SEA AND PACIFIC OCEAN, IN THE YEARS, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 AND 1804

      Utica: For the author, 1804.. 158pp. plus errata. Modern three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards. Browned and foxed, a few leaves dampstained, else very good. "Moulton had served the country under arms, before he shipped out on the American schooner Onico on the voyage &#39;to take fur seal in the Southern and Pacific Oceans, and when she had obtained her cargo, to proceed to Canton in China, to dispose of it, and take in a cargo of the merchandise of that country, for America.&#39; Moulton&#39;s object for the voyage was to acquire property and to improve his health. He kept a diary for the length of the trip recording every event in detail. The whole crew with him suffered great hardship and indignities from the ship&#39;s master, George Howe, and the first mate, George Haley, who eventually sold the ship and abandoned the mutinous crew &#39;in a remote part of the Southern Hemisphere.&#39; The Onico visited ports along the west coast of South America and Juan Fernandez, where the crew was deserted by Howe. The account includes interesting observations on the history, geography, climate, and natural history of the places visited, in addition to numerous documents pertaining to the events and account of the sealing activities. This little-known book is notable for its scarcity and for being the first book to be printed in Utica, N.Y. Although the printers are not stated, it was doubtless printed by Merrell & Seward" - Hill. This volume is one of the few narratives published of the early period of American sealing activities in the South Atlantic and South Pacific. HILL 1193. AII (UTICA) 15. HOWES M863. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6832. SABIN 52236.

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        A History Of The College Of Arms And The Lives Of All The Kings, Heralds, And Pursuivants

      J. Debrett and T. Egerton, London 1804 - Frpm The Reign Of Richard III Founder Of The College, Until The Present Time With A Preliminary Dissertation Relative To The Different Orders In England Particularly The Gentry Since The Norman Conquest. Taken From Records, Manuscripts, And Other The Most Indisputable Authorities. 449pp.frontis portrait,plus 3 additional portraits,Appendix, index and other end matter LXII pp.A nice clean copy in original 3/4 calf binding, somewhat worn but solid hinges and tight binding. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front board. A very nice clean copy free from mildew. Very scarce edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliothèque Géographique et Instructive Des Jeunes Gens, Ou Recueil De voyages Intéressants Pour L'instruction et L'amusement De La Jeunesse

      J.E. Gabriel Dufour, Paris 1804 - 48 tomes reliés en 24 volumes. Soit 3ème année (1804) en 12 tomes ( 6 volumes) 4 ème année ( 1805 ) en 12 tomes ( 6 volumes), 5 ème année ( 1806 ) en 12 tomes ( 6 volumes) et 6ème année et dernière ( 1807) en 12 tomes ( 6 volumes). Chaque tome avec une vignette gravée. L'ensemble des 24 volumes est relié avec un cartonnage marbré, dos ronds avec filets dorés , pièces de titre oranges, pièces de tomaison vertes. Le volume 36 et dernier comprend un tableau dépliant des voyages contenus dans cette collection. Cet ensemble est en bon état, solide, avec quelques minimes défauts d'usage, très charmant et décoratif. Photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'art d'accoucher. Traduit de l'allemand sur la 5e. édition par P(ierre) F(rançois) Briots, suivi d'une dissertation sur la fièvre puerpérale par J. Charles Gasc.

      Courlebois, Bossange, Gabon,, Paris, 1804 - 2 Bände. Paris, Courlebois, Bossange, Gabon, 1804. 8°. 2 Bl., LXIII S., 157 S.; 2 Bl., 291 S. Mit 24 gefalteten, gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit 2 grünen Rückenschildern und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Waller 9204. - Hirsch V, 521. - Erste französische Ausgabe des erstmals 1770 in Deutsch erschienenen Lehrbuches das ab 1775 unter dem Titel "Praktische Anleitung zur Geburtshilfe in widernatürlichen und schweren Fällen." erschien. - In der vorliegenden Ausgabe von Briot mit einem umfangreichen Vorwort und der Dissertation von Gasc (s. Hirsch II 501) durch zwei wichtige Texte erweitert. - Mit je zwei alt überklebten Besitzvermerken auf den Vorsätzen und dem letzten Textblatt. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Einbände an den Rückenkanten und Kapitalen schwach angerissen. Sprache: N Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit 2 grünen Rückenschildern und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reise durch das westliche Afrika, in den Jahren 1785, 1786 und 1787.: Aus dem Französischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt von J.A. Bergk.

      Berlin, Hamburg, 1804. - 8°. 2 nn. Bl., 442 S., m. 1 gestochenen gefalteten Karte u. 4 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschildern und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (etwas berieben, Kapitale gestaucht, leicht fleckig). (Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, 18). Zweite deutsche Ausgabe. - Henze II, 363; Gay 2897; Kainbacher 57, 2. - Bericht des französischen Ingenieurkapitäns Golberry (1742-1822), über seine Reisen im Regierungsauftrag durch das Senegal-Gebiet. - Mit Beschreibungen der Sitten und Gebräuche der Einwohner, deren landwirtschaftliche Produkte, sowie zoologischen Beobachtungen. - Minimal stockfleckig, schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography, of South Wales.

      TN Longman and O Rees, London 1804 - In contemporary brown speckled full leather, a little bumped and worn at corners and edges, gilt tooling to edges. Spine has been relaid in the distant past retaining gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, marbled endpapers, bookplate of John Houlton of Farley Castle in Somerset to fep, has the half title, frontis, [4], (vii), 634 pp, [3], 12 plates by Laporte (1 plate a little cropped at head) + pull out map, small tear at p 17/18. A nice copy! Malkin, Benjamin Heath, schoolmaster and antiquary. His taste for the picturesque is to be seen in his topographical work The Scenery, Antiquities and Biography of South Wales, published in 1804 and reissued in a two-volume edition in 1807. Written after a tour of south Wales in 1803, it was one of the best travel books of its kind, displaying Malkin's acute observation and considerable knowledge of Welsh history. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes à rire, ou nouvelles récréations françaises.

      Chez les marchands de nouveautés 1804 - - Chez les marchands de nouveautés, A Paris 1804, 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9x14,5cm), 136 128pp. et 132 138pp., 2 Vol. reliés. - Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée. Demi Veau glacé caramel postérieur (1850). Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin brun. Jolie série. Excellent état. Série de contes humoristiques et satiriques de la vie quotidienne. La première édition de Contes à rire parut en 1681 (2 parties en un volume), un troisième volume parut en 1762, un quatrième volume a été ajouté pour cette édition. 136 128pp. et 132 138pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hydrophaslanus Sinensis (Chinese Jacana)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Hydrophaslanus Sinensis, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with few light foxing marks in the margins. Measuring 15" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Chinese or Pheasant Tailed Jacana, these wading birds are expertly hand-colored with their characteristically large claws displayed prominently. Illustrated in this dynamic lithograph is the breeding Jacana in the foreground, a juvenile wading in the center and background and a non-breeding adult standing on a lily pad.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 Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts.The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored.Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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