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        Pucrasia Darwini, Swinhoe

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Pucrasia Darwini, Swinhoe, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition. Measuring 15" x 21", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Darwin's Pucras Phesant, these birds are expertly hand-colored in different shades of brown and gray. The male is illustrated with long blue ear coverts and a green and white neck. Precise lines define and detail the intricate patterns of feathers on their bodies and add dimension to their plumage.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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The costume of Great Britain. London, Howlett and Brimmer für W. Miller, 1804 (1805). 1 w. Bl., Tit., III S., 60 Text-Bll. m. Tafelbeschreibungen. Mit altkolor. gestoch. Titelvign. u. 60 altkolor. Aquatinta-Taf. Fol. Schöner, reich goldgepr. dunkelblauer Maroquin d. Zt. u. Goldschnitt (Ecken minimal bestoßen).,

      1804 - Lipperheide GCa18; Colas 2448; Tooley 388.- Erste Ausgabe.- Schöne englische Berufsdarstellungen, Volkstypen und Volksbelustigungen wie Feuerwehrmann, Laternenanzünder, Richter, Rechtsanwalt, Schausteller, Bierbrauer, Fischer, Ausrufer, Stadtrat, General sowie Szenen vom Jahrmarkt, Lotterieveranstaltung, Hinrichtung, Schiffsuntergang u.a.- Die Tafeln mit Hintergrundkolorierung wie oft mit leichtem Abklatsch auf die gegenüberliegende Textseite.- Tafel 24 mit 3 kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen.- Gestochenes Exlibris auf Spiegel.- Die Tafeln meist datiert mit 'Jan. 1805'. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      Imprenta de Juan Pinard, Burdeos 1804 - 4 vols. I: Anteport., port., XLVI-328 p. II: 432 p. inc. port. III: XI-382 p. inc. port. IV: 438 p. Holandesa puntas de época, lomo liso, hierros dorados de carácter romántico.Sigue la edición de Madrid, 1797. Buen ejemplar muy limpio. Rius: "Edición ecocómica pero bien impresa". Suñé, Buena impresión en papel vergé. Givanel: "edición impresa en buen papel y tipo de letra claro" Palau, 52033; Rius, 64; Givanel, 486; Suñé, 70; Bonsoms, 412

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Written by Himself

      London: John Stockdale,, 1804. 2 volumes, octavo (212 × 130 mm). Near contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, red and brown labels to spine, edges sprinkled red, tan endpapers. 2 engraved frontispieces and 14 plates. Bookplates of John Whiteley Ward in each volume. 1906 newspaper clipping on Crusoe's island inserted onto front free endpaper of volume I. Boards rubbed, short splits to headcaps, scratch to upper board of volume II, lightly foxed. A good set. Stockdale's edition, comprising The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and its sequel The Further Adventures, as well as a life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers, was first published in 1790.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The British Classics

      London - John Sharpe 1804 - A wonderful complete collection of these classic works containing articles from great British newspapers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, compiled by John Sharpe, renowned publisher of the early 1800s. Fourteen volumes of the original thirty-four within The British Classics collection. All works are complete within themselves, The Tatler infour volumes; The Spectator in eight volumes; andThe Guardian intwo volumes. Illustrated throughout with frontispiece engravings of the newspaper editors, and contributorsin each volume, and engraved title pages. Each volume also benefits from a further five beautifully engraved plate in each. The original Tatler was founded in 1709 by Richard Steele, who used the nom de plume Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire, the first such consistently adopted journalistic persona. Steele's idea was to publish the news and gossip heard in London coffeehouses, hence the title, and seemingly, from the opening paragraph, to leave the subject of politics to the newspapers, while presenting Whiggish views and correcting middle-class manners, while instructing these Gentlemen, for the most part being Persons of strong Zeal, and weak Intellects. . . what to think. To assure complete coverage of local gossip, a reporter was placed in each of the city's popular coffeehouses, or at least such were the datelines: accounts of manners and mores were datelined from White's; literary notes from Will's; notes of antiquarian interest were dated from the Grecian Coffee House; and news items from St. Jamess Coffee House. The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England after they met at Charterhouse School; it lasted from 1711 to 1712. The paperappeared thrice weekly for sixmonths, and these papers when collected toformeight volumes. The stated goal of The Spectator was to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality. . . to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses (No. 10). It recommended that its readers consider it part of the tea-equipage (No. 10) and not leave the house without reading it in the morning. One of its functions was to provide readers with educated, topical talking points, and advice in how to carry on conversations and social interactions in a polite manner. In keeping with the values of Enlightenment philosophies of their time, the authors of The Spectator promoted family, marriage, and courtesy. The Guardian was a newspaper published in London from 12 March to 1 October 1713. It was also founded by Richard Steele, and featured contributions from Joseph Addison, Thomas Tickell, Alexander Pope and Ambrose Philips. Sir Richard Steele was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as the founder of these three influential British newspapers. Condition: In original diced calf bindings with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, rubbing to the boards and spines, with wear to extremities. Calf is cracking slightly to all joints, and several hinges are slightly strained. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright throughout, instances of spotting throughout each volume, which is heavier to the first and last pages. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The Life of a Lover

      London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson, 1804. First edition, with half-titles. 6 vols., 8vo. xi, 320; 336; 314; 363; 298; 376 pp. Vols. 1-4, Printed by S. Hamilton, Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street. Vols. 5 & 6 "T. Davison, White-Friars.". Bound in contemporary Irish marbled calf, with red morocco spines. Bookplate of Nicholas Browne (d. 1816), Mount Hazel (County Galway.) Fine, small irregularity on the upper cover of volume one. Garside & Schowerling 1804, 38; Wolff 3998 (note) . Offered at 36s 6d in boards

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction

      William Miller, London 1804 - Folio - over 12. Book. 50 handcolored plates, all 14 by 10 inches, clean as can be. Pages in general clean, with usual offsetting from plates onto text pages. xxviii, list of plates, then plates alternating with text page, English one side, French the other, all of which is unpaginated. Binding tight. Leather has some soilage and rubbed along spine edge. Gilt bright on boards, faded on spine. High quality of interior and plates make this fine, or near fine, overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Costume Of The Hereditary States Of The House Of Austria

      William Miller, London 1804 - IV pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27 cm. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates, two title pages in French and English with text describing the individual plates also in both languages. English text translated by R.C. Dallas, the commentary on the ethnic background of the varied populace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire reflect the social and racial prejudices of the time. ABBEY TRAVEL 71. COLAS, No. 2112. LIPPERHEIDE, No. 831. MARTIN HARDIE p. 151. Internally exceptionally clean, text and plates, a bare hint of offsetting to a few leaves. Extremity rubbing, double gilt border fillets house rectangle of gilt floret designs with those in blind outside the frame, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary straight-grain green morocco. Aeg. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA. Displayed in fifty coloured engravings; with descriptions and an introduction.

      William Miller. London. 1804 - FOLIO. Later issue with paper watermarked 1819. Fifty fine hand coloured plates showing people of Alpine, Bohemian, Moravian and Hungarian cultures. Some creasing to endpapers, final & preliminary blanks otherwise fine in early binding of dark green straight grain morocco, blind stamped and gilt with foliate and classical rolls. Spine in compartments with rococco gilt tooling. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing to edges of binding otherwise a lovely copy of this beautiful costume book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA, . with descriptions, and an introduction. Translated by R.C. Dallas.

      London: printed for William Miller by William Bumer 1804 - Folio, (346x250mm), [4],xxviii.[2],[100]p. 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, duplicated title pages and parallel text in English and French, small piece torn from the foremargin of 1 text leaf without textual loss. Near-contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides and endleaves, joints and corner tips rubbed, a piece of leather missing from the tail of the backstrip. Bookplate. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context 375). An early issue with the English title page, publisher's advertisement, and several text leaves, watermarked W. Elgar 1796; the French introduction is watermarked E&J 1802, most of the text leaves are watermarked 1803 (the English text being on the rectos and French on the versos), while only one plate carries a watermark: J. Whatman 1804. Wonderful hand-coloured engravings of peasant dress in several central European states and regions: Austia, Carniola, the Tyrol, Hungary, Bohemia, Transylvania, Polish Jews, Moravia, Dalmatia, &c. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Costume Of The Hereditary States Of The House Of Austria

      Publisher 1804 - Translated by R C Dallas, Printed for Wiliam Miller, 1804. Folio, cont. Russia, with broad key pattern in gilt, a.e.g. (covers detached). 50 hand coloured aquatint plates (very light offsetting). Bookplate of Inigo W Jones. This is a particularly heavy item which would be uneconomic to ship overseas. UK orders only, please. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 3020g. (YBP Ref: 152/3 15) Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes. Full Leather Binding.

      C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley, Bungay 1804 - The Maps are as follows: Map of the World; Europe; Asia; Africa; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Sweden; Germany; United Provinces; Netherlands; France; Spain; Switzerland; Italy; Muscovy, or Russia in Europe; South America; West Indies; North America; Turkey in Europe and Hungary; PLUS AND EXTRA MAP (not called for in the contents), of: Poland, showing the claims of Russia, Prussia & Austria. BINDING: The two volumes are bound in contemporary full leather. CONDITION: Covers scuffed, hinges cracked, front cover of the first volume attached by tape & volume two the front cover is attached to the title page with tape (lacking the blank front endpaper); occasional foxing and browning; the odd stain tear and a few small worm holes in the last few pages of one volume. Size: 10 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches.( 27.5 x 21.5 Cms.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations , and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the course of a short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country, from Peking to Canton: .

      Lon: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1804 - 4to. Modern cloth. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1804. [xii], 632 pp. 1st edition. Near fine. See our pictures. Adhesive repair to margin of first text page and margin of p. 43. Frontis (stipple and aquatint with some hand-coloring), 4 other hand-colored aquatints, and 3 uncolored plates (2 double-page). 1st edition. Tooley 84. Abbey Travel 531. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hollands arkadia of wandelingen in de omstreeken van Haarlem.

      - Haarlem, Haarlem, A. Loosjes Pzn, 1804 [kaart: 1805]. 23 x 14 cm. In karton gebonden [enige slijtage op de scharnieren]. Met gekleurde titelplaat, 4 gekleurde platen: De Nieuwe Brouwerskolk, Het Slot van Heemstede, Duin en Daal en Beverwijk. Achterin een grote gekleurde vouwkaart (38 x 59 cm) van de Omstreken der Stad Haarlem van de Beverwijk tot Hillegom door G. van der Paauw [1805]. VI, 605 pag. [Met afbeelding] [ Topography / Dutch Beverwijk Haarlem Heemstede ] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frans Melk Antiquariaat]
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        A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      York [Eng. ] T. Wilson And R. Spence 1804 - Description: 4 v. Illus. 32 cm. Subjects: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works. Physical geography -- Early works to 1800. Minor 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. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Refranes o proverbios en Castellano, por el órden alfabético, que juntó y glosó el Comendador Hernán Núñez. Revistos y enmendados por Fray Luis de León. / Apéndice á la colección de refranes

      Madrid, Imp. de Don Mateo Repullés 1804 - 4 tomos(+1) en 2 vol., 8.º menor (14,5 cm), 3h., XXXII, 351p., - 407p. - 481p. - 328p. Complementado con "Apéndice á la colección de refranes. Contiene los que trae el P. Fray Luis de Escobar. En forma de letanía, y el índice de toda la obra por D.F.B.P - Madrid, Imp. de Justo Sanchez, 1806. [1h., 96p.]" Bella encuadernación en holandesa, nervios tejuelo y líneas doradas en lomera. Cerco de humedad en 7 hojas del vol.II. En buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiguas Lecturas]
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        Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain,

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, W. J. and J. Richardson; A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and A. Brown, Aberdeen,, 1804. from the Year 1727 to 1783. 6 volumes, octavo (208 × 129 mm). Contemporary red morocco, title gilt direct to flat spines, compartments formed by Greek key rolls containing foliate devices, single gilt floral rolled panel to the boards, all edges gilt, beaded roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Spines sunned, and with some chipping at the head and tail caps, upper joint of volume I just starting, contents variably browned, remains a very good set. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Acton Chaplin to the front pastedowns. Second edition, the first, published in 1790, was in three volumes, this continues the account down to the conclusion of the War of Independence, "Particularly useful for the army's campaigns in America" (Bruce). Beatson saw early service at Rochefort in 1758, and at Martinique and Guadeloupe. On his father's death he came into an inheritance and concentrated on a literary career. "He was befriended by Adam Smith, and benefited for several years from Smith's conversation and library. Smith encouraged Beatson to write; Beatson dedicated his [first work] Political index to the histories of Great Britain and Ireland to Smith, who advised on its contents" (ODNB) The preface states that the present work relates to "Military Transactions … such as have a relation to maritime affairs, or are connected with naval services" and contains detailed accounts of naval engagements "with considerable use of official reports, particularly in the appendices. It was well received by critics.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An Essay on Naval Tactics, Systematical and Historical with Explanatory Plates

      Constable & Co., Edinburgh 1804 - Second edition 1804, in four parts and with 52 tactical hand-coloured plates (some spotting, with water-staining to the tops of some of the rear plates, but predominantly very good); original boards with some wear and rubbing, leather of lower board edges and corners are rubbed with some fraying, new spine with five raised bands, gilt lines and red title panel; page edges browned and dusty (roughness to top edge alligned with folds of the plates); age-spotting to pages but text sound and legible (small tear to title page). Apart from the age defects, a sturdy and attractive copy of an extremely rare work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nigel Sustins Books]
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        Empfindungen am feyerlichen Tage der Heimführung

      Joh. Fr. Pet. Stahl, Darmstadt 1804 - Empfindungen am feyerlichen Tage der Heimführung Ihrer Landgräflichen Durchlaucht Frau, Frau Wilhelminem Louisen, Kur-Prinzessin von Baden, neuvermählten Frau Gemahlin Seiner Landgräflichen Durchlaucht Herrn, Herrn Ludewig, Erb-Prinzen zu Hessen von sämmtlichen Unterthanen des Amts Seeheim. Printed on silk, with an engraved title vignette and head and tail piece. Folio. [380 x 253 x 7 mm]. [2]ff. Bound in contemporary green silk over boards, yellow silk pastedowns. (A little worn around the edges). Printing on silk is difficult because of the unpredictable warp and weft of the material. Here Stahl has not only successfully printed these gratulatory verse in a Gothic type but has included three finely engraved vignettes. The work has been fully bound in silk making this a coherent tribute to the use of silk in all aspects of book production.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        The Sacred Egyptian Bean

      London, 1804. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Sacred Egyptian Bean [ Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner aka Sacred Lotus of the East Nelumbium speciosum ], which no longer grows in Egypt, was first used as a religious symbol in that country, but veneration for it...afterwards spread to Buddhists and Hindus...It grows along the edges of lakes in the countries of the East, thrusting up large pink flowers, which it holds well above the water. In those countries it is found in a white form...but the yellow flower shown in this picture is taken from an American species [ Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Persoon, aka N. pentapetala and Nelumbium luteum ], included by Thornton to make the picture more colourful [`with a painter's license, I have introduced the white, red and yellow together, and placed them in Egypt']. The plant has distinctive `pepper-pot' seedpods and the seed itself has remarkable powers of survival, having been known to germinate after lying dormant for four hundred years...The picture has...exceptional charm and a distinctly modern feel about it, although produced nearly two hundred years ago." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, . 1981, p.108) Thornton's The 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's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his...great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'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 were commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', 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 is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he 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 and stipple engraving by Burke and Lewis. Skilfull restoration to margins.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        La philosophie de la folie, où l' on prouve que cette maladie doit plutot etre traitée par le secours


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        Traité de fortification souterraine suivi de quatre mémoires sur les mines.

      Paris Levrault Schoell Magimel 1804 - In-4, VII-434 pp., 1 f., 20 planches gravées dépliantes montées dont 2 rehaussées de couleurs à l'aquarelle. Reliure pleine basane racinée époque, dos orné de filets, dentelles et fleurons, pièce de titre rouge.(coiffes restaurées, quelques rousseurs éparses). Bon exemplaire grand de marges. Édition originale de ce traité rédigé à partir des cours donnés par l'auteur à l'Ecole du génie de Metz. Chef de bataillon du génie, Mouzé étudie la construction des galeries de mines et leur application à la défense des places. Ses propos sont complétés par un chapitre sur les poudres à canon, et par quatre importants mémoires, résultant de son expérience sur le terrain : "sur les ouvrages avancés et détachés des places, "sur le moyen de garantir des ricochets." et de "perfectionner le tracé des fronts", sur le "bourrage des mines" et sur "la diminution et. la suppression du bourrage des mines". Ouvrage illustré de 20 planches représentant 72 plans et profils de fortifications, de galeries de mines, de fossés, de casemates, etc. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        Traité de fortification souterraine, suivi de Quatre mémoires sur les mines; par le Chef de bataillon du génie Mouzé, ancien commandant de mineurs.

      Paris: Levrault, Schoell et Cie., et chez Magimel, an XII (1804) - Première et seule édition, in-4; vii, [1p.], 434p., (dont 26 feuillets soigneusement manuscrits à l"époque en remplacement des pages 177 à 228), [2p. Errata, Avertissement]; 20 planches dépliantes dont 2 aquarellées. Reliure de la pemière moitié du XIXème siècle en demi-veau vert à coins, dos lisse orné en long, titre doré, plats et gardes marbrés. Réparation ancienne au verso de la planche n° 5, quelques taches sans gravité, un bon exemplaire. Les quatre mémoires ont pour titre: Mémoire sur les ouvrages avancés et détachés des places; Mémoire sur le moyen de garantir des ricochets les faces des bastions?; Mémoire relatif à des expériences à faire pour tenter la diminution et même la suppression totale du bourrage des mines; et, Second Mémoire sur le bourrage des mines.

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        The American Coast Pilot.

      Newburyport: Edmund M. Blunt. 1804 - Later cloth. 8vo. 386pp, 6pp ads. Fourth edition. Illustrated with 11 charts (2 folding). Collated and complete with "Directions to the Binder" leaf. A rare edition of Blunt's "American Coast Pilot", the first book of American sailing directions published in the United States. The author was nominally Captain Lawrence Furlong, a prominent Massachusetts ship captain, but Blunt was the primary author, using Furlong's name to gain credibility for his work. The first edition was issued in 1796 and covered the entire east coast of the United States, including the Gulf Coastal waters, Caribbean, and eastern coast of South American. It relied on verbal descriptions of sailing directions, tidetables, tables of latitudes and longitudes of principal harbors and navigational landmarks. This Fourth edition was the first to include charts. There are charts of: Portland harbor, Portsmouth harbor, Newburyport harbor, Annis Squam harbor, the Isle of Sable, Boston harbor, Newport harbor, New York harbor, the Bay and River Delaware (folding), the Bay of Chesapeake (folding), and Charleston harbor. In terms of condition this is a good to very good copy with some heavy browning to portions of the text, particularly the first 130 pages preceding the first chart. The charts are in very good condition with some spotting and browning to the surface and margins. They are printed on heavy paper stock. The Boston harbor chart is a bit loose with some light chipping to the right edge and a small fold to the bottom corner. The other charts are free of any chips or tears. The page of text between the Isle of Sable and Boston charts is torn at the right side but complete. HOWES F-421; SABIN 26219. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Historia del famoso predicador Fray Gerundio de Campazas, alias Zotes. Escrita por el Licenciado Francisco Lobón de Salazar, .- Madrid, Gabriel Ramírez, 1804; 3 tomos en 4º piel de la época, 1º, 480 páginas. 2º, 375 páginas. 3º, Colección de varias piezas relativas a la obra de Fray Gerundio de Campazas. 2 hojas, 298 páginas y 1 hoja. Palau nº 121922 y 121923. Colección completa de la famosa obra, la primera edición se publicó en 2 tomos en 1758. Algunas manchas en el papel y punto de polilla en parte blanca en el 2º tomo.

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        Noah Webster?s signed copy of the documents accompanying Jefferson?s 1804 State of the Union Address relative to the Louisiana Purchase

      Pamphlet Signed ?N Webster,? 26 pages, 5? x 8.5?. Washington City: William Duane & Son, 1804. ?Message / From / The President / of / The United States / to / Both Houses of Congress. / 8th November, 1804.? Jefferson?s message is missing. The three documents ?Accompanying a message from the President of the United States, November 8th, 1804? are present. Pages foxed. Bound with string; last two sheets almost completely detached. Lower blank corner of last sheet missing. Lower edge of first page mouse-eaten. Near fine condition. President Jefferson?s ?Fourth Annual Message to Congress? mentioned disagreements with Spain regarding the Louisiana territory purchased by the United States from France in 1803. ?Document No. I? is an ?Extract of a Letter From Don Pedro Cevallos, minister of state of his Catholic Majesty to Charles Pinckney, esquire, dated at the Pardo, 10th February, 1804? in Spanish with an English translation. Cevallos writes of the ?benevolence and friendship towards the Unite

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        Autograph letter signed to Antoine-François de FOURCROY, (Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, 1725-1809, French Marshal, Comte, General in the American Revolution)

      1804 - (1755-1809), as "Director General of Public Instruction" (from 1802), addressed to him at the "Jardin des Plantes" where he was Professor of Chemistry, in French with translation, recommending "Monsieur Thibault, professor at the Lycée of Bourges" as "Professor of Belles Lettres presently vacant at the said Lycée", whom he knew "in this capacity at the former École Centrale at Vendôme", signing himself "the old octogenarian Rochambeau, late Marshal of France, Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur", with a note signed 'F' by Fourcroy, "Has he been put forward for this place?", short notes in other hands, 1 side 4to, autograph address and postmark on conjugate leaf, Rochambeau, near Vendôme, 30th Frimaire Year 13 [21st December With a collector's label from "Collectione Conradi Adolphi Baronis de Malzen" Rochambeau took 6,000 French troops to America in 1779 and placed himself at Washington's disposal. With Lafayette he secured the famous British surrender at Yorktown in 1780. Nicolas Thibault, 1769-1832, was Professor of Latin at Bourges 1805-1809, and was later Proviseur of his old college, St. Louis-le-Grand in Paris, 1820-1824, and an Inspector for the French Academy 1824-1830. Fourcroy was appointed Professor of Chemistry by Buffon at the Jardin des Plantes in 1784, where he promoted Lavoisier's ideas. After the revolution he became president of the Jacobins, a member of the Committee for Public Safety, and of the Conseil des Anciens, but left the latter in 1797. He helped found the École Polytechnique, and took a leading part in establishing primary and secondary schools and providing for scientific instruction. However, he was passed over for the post of Grand Master of the University of France by Napoleon, who created him a count in his last year, but called him a 'révolutionnaire mal repenti'. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Celtic Researches, on the Origin, Traditions & Language, of the Ancient Britons; with some Introductory Sketches, on Primitive Society.

      London: Printed for the Author:, First edition, 1804 - large 8vo., x, lxxiii, 561pp., with 2 engraved plates of runes, subscriber's list, patterned endpapers, bound in good quality nineteenth century dark red half morocco over maroon boards, spine titled in gilt. A VG++ handsome clean copy. Of all human attainments, the art, which enables man to communicate his opinions, or his feelings, in the shape of oral, and written language, is the most precious in its value. This volume attempts not only to discern the regularity of structure in ancient and pure languages, but, in some degree, to ascertain the means by which they unfolded themselves into language, and supplied hints for their own visible shape, in other words, for the inventions of speech, as analyzed into a system. Contents: Primitive society; Essay on the origin of the Celtae their institution of Druidism and their pretensions of the knowledge of letters; Essay on the Celtic language: in which its radical principles, are appreciated and compared with primitives, and simple terms, in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The author, a Welsh antiquary and curate affectionately known as "Celtic Davies", was involved with the recovery and re-invention of Druidic tradition and advanced some curious ideas with regard to the connection between the Hebrew and Welsh languages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d'un témoin de la Révolution ou Journal des faits qui se sont passés sous ses yeux et qui ont préparé et fixé la Constitution française

      Levrault Schoell et Cie, Paris 1804 - 335 p. + 388 p. + 374 p. + errata en 3 volumes in-8 reliure demi basane brune dos lisses avec titre tomaison filets et fleurons dorés plats percaline garance encadrement roulette dorée édition originale aprés les inégalités de la lumière la théorie des satellites et histoire de l'astronomie ancienne et moderne ouvrage posthume de jean sylvain bailly premier président de l'assemblée nationale constituante et le premier maire de paris (guillotiné pendant la terreur),., quant au dernier maire de paris deux fois merdre recalé de partout sifflé coupé ! ! ! ! petits frottements papier vergé sans rousseurs quelques rares feuillets légèrement brunis agréable exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst. (7 Bde., compl.).

      Wien, Edler von Trattner, 1792- 1804 - 8°, ca. 3000 S., 40 von 44 meist gefalzten Kupferstichen, HLdr. der Zeit mit Goldprägung, Im Bd. 2 (von den Kopfwunden) fehlen die vier Kupfertafeln; Bd. 5. Wurmgänge über 25 Bl. (minimaler Buchstabenverlust), einge Seiten mit leichten Bleistiftanstreichungen, einige Seiten wasserrändig, wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. August Gottlieb Richter (1742 - 1812), einer wichtigsten deutschen Chirurgen. Richter begann 1760 in Göttingen ein Medizinstudium. Akademischer Lehrer war sein Onkel Georg Gottlob Richter, der dort seinerzeit den Lehrstuhl für Medizin innehatte. Nach seiner Promotion 1764 begab er sich auf eine zweijährige Studienreise, die ihn an wichtige Studienorte der Medizin wie Paris, London, Oxford, Leiden, Amsterdam und Groningen führte. Dort machte er Bekanntschaft mit berühmten Ärzten wie Jean Louis Petit (1674?-1750) und Percivall Pott. Nach Rückkehr wurde Richter in Göttingen eine außerordentliche Professur angetragen, 1771 erhielt er eine ordentliche Professur. Seine Arbeitsgebiete waren medizinische und operative Chirurgie, sowie Augenheilkunde. Richter verlieh der damals eher handwerklich orientierten Ausbildung der Wundärzte, eine wissenschaftliche Grundlage. Ein wichtiger Beitrag hierzu waren seine zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen, unter denen die siebenbändige «Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst», (1782 - 1804), die zweibändige «Abhandlung von den Brüchen» (1777 ? 1779) und die «Abhandlung von der Ausziehung des grauen Stars» (1773) herausragende Bedeutung besitzen. Richter gab auch eines der frühesten Referateblätter, eine Zeitschrift für ein medizinisches Spezialgebiet, heraus. Die von 1771 bis 1797 in Göttingen und Gotha erschienene ?Chirurgische Bibliothek? gab vor allem deutschen Chirurgen einen Überblick über die während eines Jahres erschienene, auch ausländische, Fachliteratur ihres Faches. Als Empiriker und Mann der Praxis reduzierte der das reichhaltige Instrumentarium der Chirurgen auf wesentliche Instrumente, denen er mit der knieförmig gebogenen Schere aber auch ein weiteres hinzufügte.1780 eröffnete er in Göttingen eine chirurgische Klinik mit 15 Betten und wurde im gleichen Jahr Leibarzt des hannoverschen Königs. Richter war neben dem Würzburger Professor Carl Caspar von Siebold der führende Chirurg seiner Zeit. 4000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States - [Complete in 5 Volumes].: . .compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers . to Which is Prefixed an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America.

      Philadelphia, Printed And Published By C. P. Wayne, 1804-07. - Description: 5 v. 23 cm. Minor scattered, marginal foxing. Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799. Finely and uniformly bound in modern speckled calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked title and volume labels. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      C. P. Wayne, Philadelph 1804 - Cloth, 23 cm, 5 vols. Recently recased in tan cloth with gold stamped maroon leather spine labels. Published 1804-1807. Complete but for rare atlas volume. Good set buy for mild foxing of a few pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 2, and 3 only.

      Printed for Richard Phillips 1804 - Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 30cm x 23cm. 3 volumes of a 5 volume set. Vols 1, 2 and 3 only. In protective covers. Vol. 1 - xxxiii, 458, portrait frontis and two large folding plans. Vol. 2 - viii, 541, frontis of Mount Vernon. Vol. 3 - viii, 460, frontis of City of Washington and vignette engraving of William Penn's elm tree. A heavy set. Front board detached from volume 2. Original boards worn and marked. Edges uncut. Hinges splitting. Section cut out of top of each titlepage without loss of text. A little sporadic foxing. Unusual in 4to although published at the same time as the commoner 8vo edition. With it, a separate engraving of General U.S. Grant, with what appears to be his signature. Private ownership. (q31) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To the King's most excellent majesty, this map of the island of Jamaica constructed from actual surveys

      London: James Robertson, 1804. JAMES ROBERTSON'S MAP OF JAMAICA: THE FIRST TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF AN ENTIRE COUNTRY Engraving with original hand color Paper size: 35 1/4" x 75" Framed size: 39 7/8" x 79 1/2" . Book.

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        Indian Reed

      London 1804 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving 23" x 18", Indian Reed, is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. Dr. Thornton, who gave his life and his fortune to this work, created one of England's monuments to Romantic idealism. With only slight foxing in the margin, Indian Reed is in excellent condition with brilliant coloring of the reed against the calming mountainous background.

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        Manuscript Document, signed ("True copy, Lafayette"), giving power of attorney to James Madison with regard to Lafayette's newly-granted land in the Louisiana Territory

      Paris, 9 october 1804. Folio. Single leaf. Top inch of upper margin expertly reinforced with tissue, a few expert small repairs along the edges, small circular stain in upper margin, very good. ANB 13, p. 37-38 . A true copy, signed in manuscript by the Marquis de Lafayette, of the document granting power of attorney to Secretary of State James Madison with regard to Lafayette's newly-granted lands in the Louisiana Territory. Though Lafayette returned to the United States only once after his heroic efforts in the American Revolution, he was greatly revered in the country whose independence he did so much to secure. In 1802 the United States Congress, at President Jefferson's bidding, gave Lafayette a huge grant of land north of the Ohio River. Lafayette had lost much of his fortune and fame during the course of the French Revolution, and it was hoped that the grant would induce him to return to America. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Jefferson asked the Congress to amend the grant so that the land would fall in the newly-acquired territory. Jefferson even considered asking Lafayette to serve as governor of the Louisiana Territory, though the plan never came to fruition and Lafayette would not visit the United States again until 1824. By this document, Lafayette grants power of attorney to James Madison to manage his new lands in Louisiana. Lafayette is identified in the document as "Late Major General in the Army of the United States of America." Madison is authorized to work for Lafayette "in my name & on my behalf to locate the lands which the Congress was lately pleased to grant me at the price & upon terms he will think the most advantageous to my interest; authorising my aforesaid Attorney to execute in my name & to my use all necessary Deeds for the better locating or letting out the said Lands & to enter with any person or persons he will think proper into such Leases, Bargains, Agreements & other Instruments of Writing which may be found necessary for the above purposes & generally to do & cause to be done in the premises all & every thing I could myself do were I personally present -" The document is signed by Lafayette in his hand, and he also notes that it is "true copy." The document is further signed and witnessed by Fulwar Skipwith, the Commercial Agent of the United States in Paris. A fine document, tying Lafayette with Madison, and showing the great esteem with which Lafayette was held in the United States

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        Essays on physiognomy; for the promotion and the knowledge and the love mankind translated into English by Thomas Holcroft. Second edition illustrated by four hundred and eighteen engravings. To which are added one hundred physiognomonical rules, a posthumous work by Mr. Lavater, and memoirs of the life of the author. 4 vols, pp. 242 + 324 + 272 + 399. Contemporary calf binding. Very good copy.

      London, H.D. Symons and J. Walker. 1804. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind (Three Volumes in Four) Illustrated by Four Hundred and Eighteen Engravings. To which are added, One Hundred Physiognomical Rules, A Posthumous Work by Mr. Lavater, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Compiled principally from the Life of Lavater, written by his Son-in-Law G. Gessner

      C. Whittingham, London 1804 - 8vo. While the science of physiognomy propounded most famously by Lavater should now be dismissed as the pinnacle of pseudo-science, the plates on facial types, expressions and features maintain their eternal ability to entertain, and even as one admits the speciousness and circularity of the explanations and reasoning rendered herein, there remains a seductive plausibility in the premise that aspects of personality can be read in a person's visage! Flawless modern red morocco over marbled boards. All volumes are tight. Minor soiling here and there, and a few plates with foxing. Overwhelmingly a clean set.

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        Le Buffon de la jeunesse, ou abrégé de l'histoire des trois règnes de la nature. Ouvrage élémentaire, à l'usage des jeunes-gens de l'un et l'autre sexes, et des personnes qui veulent prendre des notions d'histoire naturelle. Orné de 57 planches. (1.:) Cosmographie et quadrupèdes. (2.:) Quadrupèdes et oiseaux. (3.:) Oiseaux et poissons. (4.:) Poissons, reptiles, coquillages, crustacées. (5.:) végétaux et mineraux.

      Le Prieur,, Paris, 1804 - 3. Auflage. 5 Bde. Paris, Le Prieur, 1804. Klein-8°. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz u. 56 gest. Tafeln. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung. Vorsätze mit Leimschatten. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt u. vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. Gelenke von Band eins geplatzt und eine Tafel lose. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung.

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        History of British Birds: Vol I - Land Birds, and Vol II - Water Birds: 2 volume set

      Newcastle: Edward Walker Printer & Bookseller 1804 - First edition, 2nd issue. Two VG HB vols in original tan/gilt leather boards with stamped decoration, rebacked with new matching leather spines, with original spines overlaid. The old tan/gilt leather spines have 5 raised bands, with new black/gilt leather title labels in panels. All edges marbled, new endpapers. Both vols have owner's name in old brown ink on flyleaves. Vol I has 386pp plus 38pp intro & prelims. Vol II has 400pp plus 20pp intro & prelims. Both vols have the author's beautiful wood-engravings of birds and country scenes throughout. Lovely copies, clean & tight and sympathetically restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of British Birds.

      - The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Vol. II. Containing the History and Description of Water Birds. Newcastle: Edward Walker, for T Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London, 1804. Second volume in first edition. xxxviii, 346 + xx, 400 pp. Modern halfleather bindings with marbled paper on boards and sparsely decorated spines. Occational brownspotting throughout, mostly in the beginning and end of the first volume. Titlepage of vol. I with name, stain and brownspotting. 22 x 14 cm.[#\69749] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA, DISPLAYED IN FIFTY COLOURED ENGRAVINGS ; with descriptions, and an introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq. - COSTUMES DES ETATS HEREDITAIRES DE LA MAISON D'AUTRICHE, consistant en cinquante gravures coloriées ; dont les description [sic], ainsi que l'introduction, ont été rédigées par M. Bertrand de Moleville.

      1804 - London, William Miller, 1804. In-folio (280 X 380) maroquin à grain long lie-de-vin, large encadrement de grecques dorées sur les plats, encadrement de dentelles à froid, cadre central de filets dorés et dentelles à froid, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés, caissons ornés aux petits fers, dentelles et filets dorés, titres dorés, coupes et coiffes ornées, bordure intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, frontispice, titre en anglais, titre en français, XXVIII pages d'avis et introduction, (1) f. de table des planches, (50) ff. de notices décrivant les planches, 50 planches hors-texte, (1) f. blanc. Ex-libris gravé de Samuel RYLAND, avec la devise "Not the last", collé sur le premier contreplat. BELLE EDITION contenant 50 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées par Ellis et Pool, finement coloriées à l'époque. Ces planches représentent de nombreux personnages populaires en costume : paysans et villageois de la Haute Autriche, de la haute Carniole, du Comté de Neutra, de la plaine de Moravie, tyrolien, hongrois, des bohémiens, etc. ainsi que trois planches de types juifs (juive et juifs polonais, juif de Montgatz). (COLAS, 766-67 - LIPPERHEIDE, 831 - RAHIR, 542 - VINET, 2170). Exemplaire de Samuel RYLAND (1764-1843), riche industriel et philantrope anglais, originaire de Birmingham, avec son ex-libris gravé et la devise "Not the last". MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE, d'une grande fraicheur, dans une reliure en maroquin décorée de l'époque parfaitement conservée. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Icones oculi humani. (Angbunden:) Ders.: Icones organi auditus humani. - (Angebunden:) Ders.: Icones organorum humanorum gustus et vocis. - (Angebunden:) Ders.: Icones organorum humanorum olfactus.

      Varrentrapp und Wenner,, Frankfurt, 1804 - 4 Werke in einem Band. Frankfurt, Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1804-1810. Folio. I: VIII, 94 S. Mit 16 (2 kolorierten Tafeln). - II: VIII, 33 S. Mit 9 gestochenen Tafeln. - III: VI, 6, II, 6 S. Mit 4 gestochenen Tafeln. - IV: VIII, 23 S. Mit 9 gestochenen Tafeln. Total 38 Kupfertafeln. Geglätteter Kalblederband der Zeit mit zwei vergoldeten Rückenschildern und klassizistischer Rückenvergoldung. Choulant-Frank 309. - Waller 9046, 9047, 9048 und 9049. - Vgl. Garrison-M. 1489, 1455, 1554 und 1454 jeweils für die deutsche Ausgabe. - Seltene Sammlung der vier wichtigen Arbeiten in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die jeweils kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschienen. Choulant bezeichnet Soemmerings Arbeit über das menschliche Auge als dessen "vollkommenstes Werk". Von den 16 Kupfertafeln sind sieben Umrissradierungen und eine handkoloriert. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Köck. Alle vier Teile zusammen von grosser Seltenheit, hier in einem Vorzugsexemplar auf starkem Velin-Papier und in einem sehr dekorativen, wohlerhaltenen Einband. - Stellenweise, meist im Schnitt, leicht stockfleckig. Ecken leicht bestossen. Sprache: N Geglätteter Kalblederband der Zeit mit zwei vergoldeten Rückenschildern und klassizistischer Rückenvergoldung.

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        Entwurf meiner Ideen zur Physik". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. ("Dr. Windischmann").

      Aschaffenburg, 13. VII. 1804. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Beschreibung von Aufbau und Konzept seiner im Jahr darauf bei Göbhardt erschienenen "Ideen zur Physik": "Die ganze Schrift zerfällt in 2 Bände, deren jeder 25 bis 28 Bogen enthalten wird. - Das erste Buch die mystische und physische Ansicht des Himmels und die Theorie der Weltgese[t]ze in allen Erscheinungen des Himmels nachgewießen - das innere Wesen des Sonnensystems insbesondere [.] Der zweite Band beginnt mit dem zweiten Buch, welches sich mit den Ideen über die Entwicklung der Erde und der lebendigen Wesen beschäftigt [.] Man erwarte nicht, in dieser Schrift bloß eine Nachbildung der neuesten Systeme zu finden: es dürfte jeden ein eigner und unbefangnerer Geist daraus ansprechen [.]". - C. J. H. Windischmann wirkte seit 1818 als Professor der Philosophie an der damals neugegründeten Universität Bonn und lehrte auch Enzyklopädie und Geschichte der Medizin an der Medizinischen Fakultät. "In seinen Publikationen behandelte er medizinische, naturphilosophische und philosophische Themen; 1804 erschien von ihm eine Übersetzung des 'Timaios' von Platon. Im romantischen Geist der Zeit verstand Windischmann die historische Betrachtung zugleich als Gegenwartsanalyse und Zukunftsprognose [.] und setzte sich für eine Verbindung der Medizin mit der Philosophie und Theologie ein" (DBE).

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      London: Printed by T. Bensley; for Wynne and Scholey, 45, and J. Wallis, 46, Paternoster-Row, 1803-1804 - Also contains some preliminary material, such as Rowe's Life of Shakespeare and the Bard's will. In the contemporary hand of the bookseller who assembled this set are prices for each facet of the set, listed on the ffep: "Books £5 5. Plates £2 12 6. Plates £4 4. Do. £3. Binding £10--. Total £25 1 6" 10 vols., Thick 8vo. Wood-engraved vignette on each volume title, engraved portrait frontispiece and many plates engraved in copper and also aquatint after T. Stothard, Thurston, Gardiner, Burney and others. WITH 215 EXTRA PLATES. Bound in full straight-grained crimson morocco, with gilt plaque stamp on central panel of upper and lower covers of Shakespeare and Thalia (?) and Melpomene, all edges gilt. Bookplates of Willis Vickery and Edward Karfiol. Vickery Sale, 1935. Lot 649 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Code Civil des Français, précédé des motifs qui en ont déterminé les lois

      de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1804 - 118 p. inc. port., 1 h. si num., 43-359 p. Holandesa de época, gastada. Una de las muchas ediciones que el mismo año de la original, 1804, se imprimieron del Código de Napoleón, denominación oficial que en 1807 se dio al hasta entonces llamado Código Civil de los Franceses, aprobado el 24 de marzo de 1804 y todavía hoy en vigor, aunque con numerosas e importantes reformas. Los primeros intentos de codificación se deben a la Asamblea Constituyente de 1790, formada durante la Revolución Francesa, que acordó la creación de un código de leyes civiles comunes para todo el reino, redactado de forma simple y clara y conforme al espíritu de la Constitución.El Código de Napoleón es digno de elogio por numerosas razones: está redactado en un lenguaje claro, sencillo y conciso que consigue aunar todos las ideas tradicionales con otras muchas revolucionarias. Se trata de un código de gran precisión técnica en el plano jurídico, que satisface todas las necesidades de la clase burguesa ascendente y de una sociedad en vías de desarrollo bajo un signo liberal y capitalista.La difusión del Código Civil francés fue extraordinaria, imprimiéndose en diversos territorios europeos durante las Guerras Napoleónicas y se aceptó en Bélgica, donde todavía sigue vigente. Influyó en todas las codificaciones del siglo XIX, en particular en el Código Civil Italiano de 1865, en el español de 1889 a través del proyecto frustrado de Florentino García Goyena de 1851, y se halla en la base de diversos códigos civiles sudamericanos.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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