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        Little Tern, Sterna minuta: (Linn)

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

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

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

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        Novae Hollandiae Plantarum specimen.

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

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        Examen critique des anciens Historiens d'Alexandre le Grand.

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

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

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

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        The Opinion of Dow; Or, Lorenzo's Thoughts, on Different Religious Subjects, in an Address to the People of New-England,

      J. Byrne, Windham 1804 - 12mo. 3-164pp., lacking leaf A1 (title page, supplied in facsimile). Disbound; paper browned as usual for this period, else very good. In a custom clamshell case constructed to resemble a contemporary binding with leather spine, black lettering label, gilt, and marbled paper 'boards' in a nonpareil design. One of his earliest books, Dow had a great effect on American religion in the early 19th century. Many parents named their children for him; Brigham Young's younger brother was so named: Lorenzo Dow Young. Important to Mormon scholars as Dow records in this book heretofore little-known Mormon-parallel beliefs which were accepted by people with whom he came in contact. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa and Sir Charles Grandison

      selected from the original manuscripts bequeathed by him to his family, to which are prefixed a biographical account of that author and observations on his writings by Anna Laetitia Barbauld, six volumes, contemporary full-leather, sensitively re-spined and re-cornered, decorated in gilt, leather labels, portrait frontispiece volumes I and VI, folding hand-coloured frontispiece volumes II and III, tinted frontispiece volume IV, folding facsimiles volumes V and VI, publisher’s catalogue volume VI, sprinkled edges, occasional off-setting, very good, a handsome set. Rodd armorial bookplate front pastedowns; first edition; 192, 340, 332, 379, 348 and 317 pages including list of plates - for Richard Phillips 1804

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        Geographie Moderne, Redigee sur un Nouveau Plan, Ou Description Historique, Politique, Civile Et Naturelle des Empires, Royaumes, Etats et Leurs Colonies; avec celle des Mers et des Iles de toutes les parties du Monde ... Traduit de l'anglais, avec des notes et augmentations considerables, par C(harles) A(thanase) Walckenaer ... 6 Textbände u. Atlasband in 7 Bänden.

      Paris, Dentu, An XII (1804).. 8°. u. Kl.-Fol. Mit 42 (3 dblgr.) gest. Karten u. 2 gest. Tafeln. 18 SS. (Text im Atlas). 2 Bll., 12 SS., CCXVIII, 229 SS.; 2 Bll., 583 SS.; 2 Bll., 606 SS.; 2 Bll., 564 SS.; 2 Bll., 556 SS.: 2 Bll., 527 SS. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (beschabt u. bestoßen, Kanten u. Ecken mit kl. Läsuren).. Brunet IV, 668. Ebert 16.929. Vgl. Phillips-Le Gear 3537 & 6020 u. Sabin 62.959.- Erste französische Ausgabe.- Klassisches Werk des schottischen Geographen Pinkerton (1758-1826). Mit 2 doppelblattgroßen Weltkarten, Europa (19), Asien und Ozeanien (9), Amerika und Afrika (jeweils 6).- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Die Textbde. gebräunt u. unterschiedlich (tls. etw. stärker) braunfleckig, Titel vom Atlasbd. am rechten Rand knapp beschnitten, die Karten zumeist nur in den Rändern etw. braunfleckig.

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        Temple of the Fairies (Translated from the French of various authors)

      Vernor and Hood, London 1804 - 2 volumes. 12mo. 296pp. 285pp. Three-quarter leather over maroon cloth with gold decoration on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Wear to leather along spine on front- and back cover, corners and to head and tail of spine. Marbled endpapers. Initials of previous owner and date on half-title page. Frontispiece in Vol. I, illustrated title-page in Vol. I & II. Heavy foxing to frontispiece and first few pages of Vol. I. Sporadic foxing throughout. Marvelous collection of 13 fairy tales illustrated with 35 full-page and in-text engravings. Some tales are by Madame d'Aulnoy (Marie Catherine d'Aulnoy). Tight copies in overall good condition. Rare English edition. Contents:Vol. I: Temple of the fairies. The yellow dwarf. Minet. The little white mouse. Innocence rewarded. The white doe in the wood. The royal enchanter. The good woman. The young shepherd. Vol. II: Bellina. Continuation of The young shepherd. The Princess Camion. Artless love. Invincible fortitude. Conclusion of the Temple and the fairies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1804 Harlem, New York, Land Sale

      1804 - Manuscript Document Signed. (Deed or Indenture) by Mary Sickles. Co-signed by John Adriance, Mary Bowers, Rudolphus Bogert. August 1, 1804. 3 pp., 10 3/4 x 16 3/4 in., with filing memoranda, dated 1814, signed by John G. Bogert, Master in Chancery, proving deed. To help pay the debts of John Sickles, recently deceased, Sickles' wife (executrix of his estate) and executor John Adriance sell two lots of land in Harlem to Aaron Bussing. These lots appear under the name "Bussing" on the famous New York City map published in 1811, A Map of the City of New York by the commissioners appointed by an act of the Legislature passed April 3rd 1807. The site of this location is between present day Lenox (6th) and 7th Avenues, and between 114th and 115th Streets, just north of Central Park. Partial Transcript:"This Indenture made this first day of August . one thousand eight hundred and four, Between Mary Sickles of the Township of Harleam Executrix, and John Adriance of the same place, Executor of the last will and Testament of John S. Sickles deceased of the first part and Aaron Bussing of the same place yeoman of the second part . the said Mary Sickles and John Adriance, Executrix and Executor as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Dollars Current money of the state of New York to them in hand paid by the said Aaron Bussing . Have granted Bargained, Sold, Aliened Released, Enfeoffed . and by these Presents do grant . unto the said Aaron Bussing . Those two certain lots of ground situate in the Township of Harleam in the Ninth Ward of the city of New York ."

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        Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery: Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With a Concise History of English Law

      Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry [etc.], London 1804 - Contemporary 3/4 calf, rebacked, some foxing, else a good copy A large paper copy (295mm x 220mm), the edges untrimmed; with the 24 engraved plates

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbors, Capes, and Headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Very Good. 1804. Fourth Edition. Leather Bound. Covers scuffed. Bookplate on inside front board. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Some foxing to some pages. ; Dark brown leather covers with paste-on leather title on spine. Six compartments on spine. Bookseller's advertisements at end. Eleven maps (plans) , including two fold-out maps. Tight binding and clean text except as noted. One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed; Folding Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 386 pages .

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        Traité de Botanique et de Matière Médicale ; contenant 1° L'explication du système de Linné ; 2° Le nomenclature botanique ; 3° L'énumération méthodique des caractères par classes, ordres, genres ; 4° L'exposition des vertus des plantes médicinales et économiques, à l'usage des Etudians en Médecine

      De l'Imprimerie de G. Izar et A. Ricard 1804 - 1 vol. fort in-8 cartonnage de l'époque, De l'Imprimerie de G. Izar et A. Ricard, A Montpellier, An XII - 1804, faux-titre, frontispice, titre et dédicace, vj-73-146-430 pp. et 2 ff. n. ch. Botaniste né à Montpellier en 1733, Antoine Gouan remplit les fonctions de professeur de botanique et de matière médicale à l'école de santé de Montpellier jusqu'en 1803. Il fut en correspondance avec les plus célèbres botanistes de l'Europe, notamment avec Linné qui trouva en lui l'un de ses plus zélés propagateurs. Rare exemplaire bien complet du Traité de Botanique d'Antoine Gouan (des mouill., état très satisfaisant par ailleurs). Michaud, LXV, 540 Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Casa del Chirurgo, cucina, lavario-veduta., Radierung nach einer Zeichnung des Vaters G. B. Piranesi.

      Paris, 1804-1807. - In der Platte signiert u.l. "Dessiné par G.B. Piranesi", u.r. "Grave par F. Piranesi L`An 12(1804." und betitelt "Vue Scenographique de la Cuisine, dans la maison Chirurgien à Pompeia. Effet de nuit." Mit der gestochenen Nr. "Vol. I." o.l. und "Pl. XXI" o.r. Aus der Folge "Antiquités de la Grande Grèce, aujourd`hui royaume de Naples".Francesco Piranesi war Sohn des Kupferstechers, Archäologen und Architekten Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Wie sein Vater schuf er Radierungen von Denkmälern in der Stadt Rom, wobei er wie sein Vater ein besonderes Augenmerk auf die antiken Bau- und Kunstwerke legte, u.a. die architektronischen Denkmäler Pompejis legte. 1798 ging er nach Frankreich. - Wenige Braunfleckchen im unteren Randbereich. Kleinere Papierbereibung im rechten Darstellungsrand. Oberen Ecken minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 Kräftiger, gratiger Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand auf Bütten. 41,7 x 57,5 cm (Plattengröße). 44, 8 x 60,8 cm (Papier).

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        Description de Valence, ou Tableau de cette Province, de ses productions, de ses habitans, de leurs moeurs, de leurs usages, etc. (.). Traducteur Ch. F. Cramer.

      - Paris, Henrichs, Ch. Fr. Cramer et Leipzic, Reclam, An XII-1804. In-8, plein veau brun, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, palettes en tête et pied, pièce de titre de maroquin, daté en pied (rel. moderne), (2) f., vj, [7-], 423 p. Première édition française de cette relation de voyage traduite de l'allemand par Karl Friedrich Cramer. Dans cet ouvrage estimé pour ses qualités de fiabilité et son originalité, l'auteur néglige intentionnellement les monuments, les collections d'art et les institutions pour s'attacher à décrire, avec enthousiasme, la vie quotidienne des habitants de Valence (Espagne) et de sa région, leurs moeurs et leur mode d'existence. Il évoque les incidents sur les routes, les danses, les villes, les coutumes, les vêtements. Il se montre également attentif aux questions économiques et démographiques, ainsi qu'aux productions manufacturières et agricoles. Cf. longue analyse in: Boucher de La Richarderie, III, 483-499. France littéraire, III, 124. Bon exemplaire, bien relié. [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 1-5

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

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend, enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen

      Schnepfenthal, in der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1804. - XVI, 528 Seiten, mit 12 vom Verfasser gezeichneten Tafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Zweyte durchaus umgearbeitete und stark vermehrte Ausgabe. - Rücken abgegriffen, Titel mit Namenseinträgen. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend. Enthaltend eine Praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen., Ein Beytrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erziehung. von Gutsmuths Fürstlich R.W. Hofrath und Mitarbeiter zu Schnepfenthal

      Schnepfenthal, in der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt., 1804 - XVI, [VIII nn S. Subcribentverzeichnis] 528 S. mit 9 Kupfern im Text und 2 von 3 ausfaltbaren Tafeln im Anhang Rümann, Kinderbücher 150; Lanck./Oehler III, 140. - Umfangreich illustrierte zweite Ausgabe. - G. "gehört mit Recht zu den wesentlichen Wegbereitern und Neugestaltern der Leibesübungen in der Geschichte der Pädagogik" (NDB VII, S. 351). - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°, (fachmännisch hinterlegter) Halbledereinband der Zeit. zweyte durchaus umgearbeitete und stark vermehrte Ausgabe mit (11 von) 12 von dem Verfasser gezeichnetetn Tafeln

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        Letters of a Mamaluke; Or a Moral and Critical Picture of the Manners of Paris (Translated into the English)

      London: John Murray, 1804 - 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Half speckled calf with gilt bands, a red title label and black volume cartouche. A superb set in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection complète des Tableaux historiques de la Révolution Française. Composée de cent treize numéros en trois volumes

      Paris: Auber. Good. 1804. First. Hardcover. Volume I: frontispiece & 78 plates; Volme II: frontis & 75 plates; Volume III:frontis & 66 portraits. Matching full red sheep quite sturdy but losses of color & wear all around. Nonetheless presents well (see images). Napoleon portrait frayed at edges unaffecting image. Heavy foxing especially to Volume II. Pagination skips 322-325 but without loss ; Folio .

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        DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES, REPRESENTING THE ITINERANT TRADERS OF LONDON in Their Ordinary Costumes with Notices of the Remarkable Places Given in the Background

      Richard Phillips, London 1804 - First issue, title page, 31 hand coloured etched plates by Edwards and W.S.Newton after Craig, plates offset and with occasional marginal spotting or soiling but generally clean, one or two marginal repairs not affecting images, contemporary red straight grained morocco with foliate gilt borders, spine gilt in compartments, a little rubbed, gilt edges, with 1 leaf of text to each plate, plates watermarked 1801 and 1804 text 1803 and 1804, Richard Philips London 1804 Abbey, Life in England, 271. This beautiful and interesting book gives a fascinating insight into the London street life of the early 1800s. Each plate with it's accompanying description shows both a different trader in a different part of London. The book was published as a supplement to Phillips' Modern London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue de L\'Entrée de la Ville de Pompeia, avec les fabriques qui existent en dehors de la Porte.

      Paris 1804 - This plate is from the book \"Antiquites de la Grand Grece. . .\" which was published in Paris in 1804.Francesco Piranesi was born in 1759, he brought to a triumphal conclusion a number of his father?s incomplete or projected works, including the Paestum etchings, plans of Hadrian?s Villa, Tivoli, and of Pompeii, as well as a survey of the Emissario del Fucino. He also added further plates to various works including the Vedute di Roma and the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, and brought out an expanded edition of the Antichita Romane in 1784? Francesco also initiated a number of substantial works on art and archaeology, such as the Raccolta de?Tempi Antichi (1781/1790), Il Teatro di Ercolano (1783), Monumneti degli Scipioni (1785) and the Collection des plus belles statues (1786). He later carried out etchings after his father?s drawn views of Pompeii and included these etchings in the three-volumed publication Antiquites de la Grande Grece (1804-1807) (John Wilton-Ely), Image Size : 530x770 (mm), 20.875x30.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : 570x780 (mm), 22.375x30.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 615x840 (mm), 24.25x33 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        Rosa Semperflorens

      Vienna, 1804. A stunning botanical print of a fairy rose, from Jacquin's seminal book on the royal garden at Schonbrunn. In 1752, the Dutch physician and botanist Gerard van Swieten, an old friend of Jacquin's father, invited the young Nikolaus, aged 25 at the time, to come and study in Vienna. Brought about by the recent bankruptcy of Jacquin Sr., this gesture of kindness bore immediate fruit, as the young man showed such great promise in his botanical studies that he attracted the interest of Franz I, Maria Theresa's husband, while working in the Schönbrunn gardens. The Emperor soon commissioned him to produce a systematic catalogue of the plants in the gardens, and in 1754, asked him to voyage to the West Indies to collect tropical plant specimens and live animals for the gardens at Schönbrunn and the royal menagerie. Under Jacquin's direction the garden at Schönbrunn became the most celebrated botanical garden of the time. This exquisite plate depicting the fairy rose, is from Jacquin's seminal text, Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones et Icones . Comprised of five hundred finely drawn botanical studies, the text provides an extensive catalogue of the various species growing in the Schönbrunn gardens. Dunthorne 156; Nissen BBI 978; Pritzel 4372; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3255. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Hightened with irridescence. Printed on laid paper. Plate 281. In perfect condition. Image size: 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches.

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        The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography, of South Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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        His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third

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

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        The Indian Reed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

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

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        The Snowdrop

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

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

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

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        Poetische Werke.

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

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        Pomona Brittanica - Plate XVI

      London 1804 - George Brookshaw¿s splendid ¿Pomona Brittanica¿ is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the ¿Pomona¿ marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790's, and with the ¿Pomona¿ he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the ¿Pomona¿ remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. The ¿Pomona¿ was first issued in parts from 1804-1808, the first complete edition being published in 1812 and dedicated to the Prince Regent. Many of the specimens were taken from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens, among other great British gardens. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's ¿Temple of Flora,¿ Brookshaw's Pomona is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw's fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from unusual, deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the ¿Pomona Britannica¿ was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of ¿succeeding generations.¿ The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work. Publication City: London Medium: Aquatints with stipple engravings, printed in colors and finished by hand Dimensions: 15 x 18 inches (approximate plate size) Date: 1804-1812

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