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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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]

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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.

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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 Regent...it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton'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 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

      Chambéry, P. Cléaz. 1804 - .PHYSIQUES; ET QUE CEUX QUI EN SONY ATTEINTS, ÉPROUVENT D' UNE MANIÈRE NON ÉQUIVOQUE L' INFLUENCE DE LA LUNE. SECONDE ÉDITION REVUE AUGMENTÉE ET APPUYÉE SUR UN GRAND NOMBRE DE DIFFÉRENTES OBSERVATIONS. IN- 8°, BR. XXIII, (1) 285, (3) PP. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA CERULEA, INTONSO. EDIZIONE LA PIÙ COMPLETA, RARISSIMA. > (FERRIO, LA PSICHE E I NERVI, PP. 301-2). > (ZILBOORG, HISTORY OF MEDICAL PSICOLOGY, PP. 317-18). HIRSH, I, P. 164. SEMELAIGNE, LES PIONNIERS DE LA PSYCHIATRIE FRANÇAISE, I, PP. 77-84. UN PRECURSORE DELLA MODERNA PSICHIATRIA. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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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]

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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.

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        Table alphabétique des Matières du Code Civil des Français, rédigée sur l'Edition originale et seule officielle. Précédée des Lois transitoires et de l'Arrêté Contenant le tableau des distances de Paris à tous les chefs-lieux de départemens pour l'exécution des Lois. [ Edition originale ]

      Rondonneau 1804 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné en long, Chez Rondonneau, Paris, An XII, 1804, 240 pp. ; titre complet : Table alphabétique des Matières du Code Civil des Français, rédigée sur l'Edition originale et seule officielle. Précédée des Lois transitoires et de l'Arrêté Contenant le tableau des distances de Paris à tous les chefs-lieux de départemens pour l'exécution des Lois. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale des tables, reliée en un volume. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée avec fente à un mors en queue, petit mq. en coiffe en tête). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pomona Britannica

      London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804]-1812. Broadsheets (23 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches). With the author's printed slip explaining the absence of three pineapple plates, 1 page of index. 90 aquatints with stipple engraving by Brookshaw, printed in colors and finished by hand (one "Strawberry" plate with slight split at platemark). Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind (rebacked preserving the original spine). First complete edition, plates watermarked 1810-1816. Originally published in parts between 1804 and 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, and include: 256 varieties of fruit are depicted in the 90 plates, the subjects include 7 plates of Cherries; 10 of Plums or Apricots; 15 of Peaches and Nectarines; 5 of Pineapples; 17 of Grapes; 9 of Melons, 11 of Pears and 7 of Apples. 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. 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 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. Nissen 244; Pritzel 1182..

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        Reisen auf der Insel Ceylon, enthaltend Nachrichten von ihrer Geschichte, Geographie, Naturbeschreibung, und von den Sitten und Gebräuchen ihrer verschiedenen Einwohner. Nebst dem Tagebuche einer Gesandtschaftsreise an den Hof des Königs von Candy. Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen und mit einem Zusatze über die Perlenfischerey übersetzt von J. A. Bergk.

      Wien, Anton Doll, 1804. - (4), 452, (4) SS. Mit einer mehrf. gefalt. gest. Karte und 2 gest. Tafeln. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. blauem Rückenschildchen und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der "Account of the Island of Ceylon" (1803). Gleichzeitig mit der Weimarer Ausgabe erschienen, jedoch um die beiden Kupfer vermehrt, die Eingeborene sowie die Perlenfischerei abbilden. Erschien (mit entspr. Vortitel) auch als Bd. 19 der "Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen" wie auch als Bd. 7 des "Archivs der neuesten interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen". - "Percival lebte als englischer Kolonialoffizier drei Jahre auf Ceylon. Er liefert hier eine landeskundliche Beschreibung der Insel, die sowohl die Landesnatur als auch die Bevölkerung und Wirtschaft sowie die bisherige Kolonialgeschichte umfaßt" (Griep/L.). Enthält einen Zusatz des Übersetzers über die Perlenfischerei. - Sauberes, ungebräuntes Exemplar; gegen Ende schwacher, unbedeutender Wasserrand am unteren Seitenrand. OCLC 29523410. Vgl. Griep/Luber (Kat. Eutin) II, 1060. Henze IV, 74. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Ordinance by the President, Managers and Company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road. Also, The Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania Incorporating the Said Company

      n.p., [1804] - Articles incorporating the Company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road, the road that opened Northeastern Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley to development (EASTON AND WILKESBARRE TURNPIKE) 8vo. 31 pp. Self wrappers. Sewn. Very good. Not in AAS; Not in OCLC; Not in Shaw and Shoemaker [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PARADISE LOST a poem in 12 books & PARADISE REGAINED a poem in 4 books, ** 3 Volumes **

      UK. Albion Press James Cundee. 1806 1804 - Hardbacks, a nice 3 volume set, in full leather with gilt decor, some rubs. fading, light rubs to edges, a new edition, with abridgement of the copious and learned notes collected by Bishop Newton, together with additions, and a life of the author by the Rev John Evans. illustrated with engravings, 2 Volumes of Paradise Lost ( 1804 ) & one volume of Paradise Regained ( 1806 ) also with notes by Bishop Newton, a matching set. some foxing to endpapers, previous owners name. quite a nice set, see pictures on ABE. Very Good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PLAN OF MATHEMATICAL LEARNING TAUGHT IN THE ROYAL ACADEMY PORTSMOUTH. PERFORMED BY THOMAS WHICHCOTE, A STUDENT THERE

      April 27, Portsmouth, England 1804 - A Substantial Manuscript Beautifully ProducedBy an Early 19th Century English Naval Cadet. 375 x 279 mm (14 3/4 x 11"). 1 p.l. (title), 1-161, [1] (blank), 162-236, [1] (blank), 237-94, [1] (illustration), 295-96, [1] (blank), 297, [1] (blank), 298, [1] (blank), 299, [1] (blank), 300-424, [1] (blank), 425, [1] (blank), 426, [1] (blank), 427-54, [1] (blank), 455-509 pages, all written in a beautiful, clear cursive hand. Pleasing contemporary flamed calf, invisibly rebacked to style, flat spine handsomely gilt in panels formed by multiple plain and decorative rules and with whirling floral centerpiece, red morocco label. COPIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED with 10 half-page and two full-page ink wash illustrations, one half-page and one full-page pen and ink drawings, and 10 half-page watercolors, all land- or seascapes; eight full-page maps and one folding map, all in color; five full-page black and white diagrams, 11 full-page color diagrams, and numerous diagrams in the text, some heightened with color. Front free endpaper with ink ownership inscription of "Thomas Whichcote, Esq., of His Majesty's Ship ye Beaulieu of 44 Guns." Corners a little bumped, spine a bit dry and crackled with a couple of one-inch chips, minor loss of gilt, folding map with two-inch tear along a fold, just touching the edge of the image, last two leaves with slight soiling and fraying to fore edges, isolated minor thumbing, small stains, and other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE MANUSCRIPT, the expertly restored binding sound and attractive, the leaves clean and crisp, the elegant writing extremely clear, and the illustrations demonstrating considerable artistic skill on the part of Midshipman Whichcote. This compendium of mathematical knowledge necessary for an officer in the Royal Navy was written and beautifully illustrated by a student at the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth, which was founded to recruit and train officers from among the many qualified young men who lacked the family connections otherwise to obtain a naval commission. The volume covers arithmetic, geometry, plane trigonometry, geography, navigation (at 100 pages, by far the longest section), spherics, spherical trigonometry, astronomy, latitude, longitude, marine surveying, fortification, gunnery, and mechanics. The text is neatly written in a very skilled and controlled hand, and examples of calculations are given. Perhaps the most unexpected and pleasurable features of this manuscript are the illustrations, which sometimes approach a kind of modest magnificence. Whichcote was a talented artist, and while at the Royal Naval Academy, he would have had the opportunity to study with noted marine artist Richard Livesay (1750-1826), who served as drawing master there from 1796 to 1811. The ink washes and watercolors here portray not only ships and scenes at sea, but also several fine landscapes, including a full-page view of the Portsmouth Academy. The fine maps show Christmas Island, the Coast of Kamchatka, Table Bay and the Cape of Good Hope, the western Atlantic with the coastline of North America and the West Indies, and the eastern Atlantic with the coast of Africa, Ireland, Greenland, and Iceland. The whole is beautifully preserved and a wonderful artifact of early 19th century naval knowledge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of a Lover

      London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson, 1804 - Offered at 36s 6d in boards 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato della pittura

      Milan: Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani. 1804. Later printing. Octavo. Two parts in one volume. 207, (1); 256, (2)pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and title vignette,3 folding plates, and 56 engraved and numbered plates (apparently lacking plate 47, with no evidence it was ever bound in). Contemporary marbled half calf with speckled paper over boards, spine detached, but largely present and laid in, gilt stamped label. Two older bookplates including the engraved bookplate of Josephi Gnochi, later gift inscriptiopn, tight and sound, and aside from the spine, very good. Plates engraved after drawings by Leonardo. .

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        World and four Continents] Map of the World in a globular projection exhibiting Particularly the Nautical Researches of Cap[tai]n James Cook. [and] Map of America by A. Arrowsmith. [and] Africa To the Committee and Members of the British Association. [and] Asia To Major James Rennell. [and] Map of Europe drawn from all the best Surveys.

      A. Arrowsmith, No.10 Soho Square, 4th September, 1804., London, - Arrowsmith's monumental maps of the world and four continents Set of five engraved maps, the maps of the continents each on four sheets, the map of the world on six, all with fine original outline hand-colour. A fine set of Arrowsmith's wall maps of the world and the four continents.The maps are typical of Arrowsmith's work. All accumulated myth, misconception, and guesswork are stripped away making for a sparse and elegant style with decorative flourishes left for the borders. The maps also highlight Arrowsmith's use of the most up-to-date information, from the inclusion of Earl Macartney's voyage to China in 1793, and notes from Bruce's 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile.' (1790), to the recording of all three of Captain Cook's Voyages upon his map of the world.Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was the finest cartographer of his generation. Although he received little formal education it is believed that he was taught some mathematical instruction by William Emerson, an author of several books on the application of mathematics to the area of cartography. Around 1770, Arrowsmith moved to London to seek employment. It is believed that he worked for William Faden before joining John Cary Sr. in the early 1780s. There he provided the measurements for John Cary's early publication detailing the roads from London to Falmouth, his first signed work. Arrowsmith set up on his own n 1790 and over the next thirty years produced some of the most beautiful and elegant maps of the era.

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        Boosh Wannah's

      Published by Samuel Daniel, London 1804 - A stunning aquatint from Samuel Daniell's celebrated work, "African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope". Samuel was the younger brother of the famous topographical painter William Daniell, and the nephew of Thomas Daniell: the least known because of his early death, but Thomas Sutton considered him 'the most inspired and original of the three.' Samuel evidently developed a keen interest in natural history and an insatiable desire to travel, a combination which inspired him to follow in his brother's footsteps. Soon after the first British occupation of South Africa, Daniell left England for the Cape of Good Hope, arriving in December of 1799. His affable nature and considerable artistic skills earned him an appointment as artist on Truter's expedition. The party set off in October of 1801 to explore the northern and eastern regions of the Cape Colony. The area, which included the Moloppo and Kuruman rivers on the border of Botswana, was relatively uncharted at that period and the expedition discovered many new specimens and geographical features which had gone unnoticed by earlier European explorers. Daniell himself discovered the source of the Kuruman river, known as the "eye," which has become one of South Africa's most celebrated natural wonders. His own keen eye and quick pen allowed him to make numerous sketches whilst traveling through South Africa, sketches which were used in his two seminal books African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope published between 1804 and 1805 (in two volumes with coloured plates, at £21), and Sketches representing the Native Tribes.of Southern Africa , published in 1820 with uncoloured plates. Thomas Sutton writes of the present work: 'The coloured plates represent local scenery, animals singly or in groups in their natural surroundings, native types, and views of kraals' (p.107). He goes on to sum up the achievement of the work: 'It may safely be said that never before had drawings of animals been presented so beautifully in their natural scenery. Particularly fine are the plates of the gnu, springbok, and the hippopotamus. The landscapes are equally fine, those of Sitsikamma, with the interlacing jungle trees and elephants watering, the Hottentot Kraal, and the Korah Hottentot Village being lovely things. Apart from these, such plates as the Halt of a Boor's Family and Boors returning from Hunting are valuable records of early itinerant life in South Africa . [In this work, Samuel Daniell] shows full control over his medium: his freshness of approach is apparent; his composition and colour are full of beauty; his animals are delicately drawn, his figure-studies full of life and sincerity and warmth' (pp.107 -111). Cf. Abbey Travel 321; cf. Lowndes I, p.588 (incorrect publication date); Mendelssohn I, p.411; Nissen ZBI 1035; T. Sutton The Daniells Artists and Travellers 1; Tooley 168. Aquatint, coloured by hand, backed, with two skilfully repaired tears into image area. Image area: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 17 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches.

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        General Charte von Australien

      Weimar: Geographical Institute, 1804. Engraved map, handcolour outline, 450 x 610 mm., in fine condition, mounted. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke (1768-1818) of Halberstadt and Koburg was the official cartographer to the Geographical Institute in Weimar. His General Charte von Australien was republished five times between 1801 and 1820 (although Tooley notes only four), and with each edition the latest information was added with new place names appearing and unknown sections of the coast filled in. This is the second state of the map with additional names in New South Wales appearing including Mount Warning north of Sydney and Entrecasteaux Island and Legrands Bay added on the South Coast. North of Bass Strait, Shanks and Portland Bays are named. In all editions Australia is named "New Holland formerly Ulimaroa" and, rather peculiarly, on the right of the continent is the wording New South Wales or Sydney Cove (Neu Süd Wallis oder Sydney-Cove).

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