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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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        THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY, OR A POCKET COMPANION: SHEWING THE COURSE OF THE MAIN ROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA TO NEW YORK, AND FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PLACES THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES, AND THE INTERSECTION OF THE CROSS ROADS

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1804.. [4],37,[1],19[i.e. 17]pp. plus thirty-eight engraved maps on twenty-two leaves. Half title. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Half title, titlepage, and final map leaf strengthened at edges with tissue. Pencil notes on half title, early ownership signature ("Mary Cox's Book 1816") on titlepage. Light tanning and foxing. About very good. Second edition, following the first of 1802. Quite scarce, even in this second edition, and one of the first important American road guides. The text describes in detail the two routes north and south from Philadelphia, the whole giving a comprehensive picture of the route up the metropolitan corridor as it looked in 1802. There is a long, detailed description of Philadelphia, its buildings, businesses, and public institutions, as well as informative sketches of towns and counties along the route. The excellent strip maps show every part of the route in close detail. Only Colles' pioneering work (without text) in 1789 predates this rare work. The Streeter copy of this edition from $300 in 1969, a strong price at the time considering that cartographic works did not do particularly well in the Streeter sale; the only recent copy at auction brought $6000 in 2005. An important early American road guide. STREETER SALE 3970. SABIN 50436. HOWES M778. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6815.

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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad

      published by Thomas Daniell, London 1804 - A fine view of the serene landscape at the southernmost tip of India. Cape Comorin, a massive outcrop over 3000 feet high, is also known as Kanya Kumari which literally means the virgin. This view was made in August 1792 on the Daniells' journey from Madras through southern India. "According to the Daniells' rendition, the towering entrance gate, or gopura , of [the temple at Kalakkadu] . is completely overwhelmed by a magnificent rocky peak partly enveloped in clouds." (Martinelli/Michell p.170). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated work on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.127; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '111 Kalakkadu, temple tower'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172. Aquatint, pinted in colours, by and after Thomas & William Daniell, finished by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches.

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        Géographie moderne, rédigée sur un nouveau plan, ou description historique, politique, civile et naturelle des Empires, Royaumes, Etats et leurs Colonies; avec celle des Mers et des îles de toutes les parties du monde. Renfermant la concordance.

      Dentu, (1804)., Paris, - 6 voll. di testo in-8° (210x135mm) e un vol. di atlante in-4° grande (367x277mm). I voll. di testo, legati in m. pelle verde coeva, con titolo, filetti, segnature di volumi in oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati e tagli a spruzzo, constano di pp. (4), CCXVIII, 229; (4), 583; (4), 606; (4), 564; (4), 556; (4), 527. Al primo vol., 2 tavv. ripiegate f.t. di figure geometrico-matematiche, riferentesi alla parte di geografia matematica che funge da introduzione. Il volume di atlante è in cartonatura coeva picchiettata di colore giallo con titolo a stampa entro bordura su tassello cartaceo al piatto e comprende 42 cartografie a piena pagina incise su rame in b.n. da disegno di Arrowsmith (qui rivedute e corrette per l'edizione francese da J. N. Buache) con i confini territoriali in coloritura coeva. Le cartografie sono relative all'interezza del globo terrestre; le prime due sono di mappamondo generale. Le cartografie sono precedute da 18 pp. di testo. Il vol. di atlante è in barbe, con restauri al dorso e al verso di alcune delle tavole; l'insieme è in ottimo stato conservativo, con solo qualche fioritura lieve quanto usuale. Traduzione francese di "Modern Geography. ", classica opera geografica del Pinkerton (Edimburgo, 1758-1826), assai rara a trovarsi completa dell'atlante. Brunet, IV, 667-668. Graesse, V, 300, note. Manca al Phillips che, al n. 3537, registra solo l'edizione di Philadelphia, 1804 ca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise des jüngeren Anacharsis durch Griechenland, viertelhalbhundert Jahr vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen des Hrn. Abbé Barthelemy. Nach der zweiten [und dritten] Ausgabe des Originals übersetzt von Herrn Bibliothekar Biester (7 Bde. compl.).Beiliegend: Fessler, Ignaz Aurelius. Alexander der Eroberer. Fortsetzung der in Anacharsis Reise enthaltenes Geschichte von Alt - Griechenland. Berlin, Lagarde, 1797.

      Berlin, F. Th. Lagarde, 1792-1804 - 8°, je 1 Fronti.,Bd. 1: LIV, 335S., 4 gefalt. Karten; 2:XII, 472 s., 14 gefalt. Karten; 2 Bl., 470 S., 5 gefalt. Karten; 4: 3 Bl., 460 S., 5 gefalt. Karten, 1 Taf.; 5: 3 Bl., 449 S., 1 gefalt. Taf.; 3 Bl., 426 S., 1 gefalt Karte, 3 gefalt. Taf.; 7: 3 Bl., 412 S. (Register und Tabellen)/ Fessler: 8°, Fronti., XVI, 374 S., 2 gefalt. Karten , Kart. d. Zeit . Rückenschild, Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken gestaucht, Ueberzugspapier minimal abgelöst, vor allem am Fuss (abgelöste Bibliotheksschilder). Innen meist sauber, wenig fingerfleckig, min. stockfl., wenige Karten mit Riss - gutes Exemplar. Unterschiedliche Auflagen. Anacharsis (Anacharsis) ist ein in antiken Schriftquellen erwähnter, legendärer Skythe, der um 600 v. Chr. eine Bildungsreise durch Griechenland unternommen haben soll. Herodot erzählt in seinen Historien, Anacharsis sei Bruder des skythischen Königs Saulios (Saulinos) gewesen und habe ein sanftes Wesen und Wissbegierde besessen.Der fiktive Reisebericht, aus antiken Schriftstellern geschöpft, mit Beschreibungen der alten griechischen Zivilisation und Kultur, ist eine umfassende Darstellung des klassischen Griechenlands. Die Kupfer mit Landkarten, kleinen Ansichten, Grundrissen von Tempeln und Privathäusern, Plänen von Heiligtümern, Münzdarstellungen etc.Jean Jacques Barthélemy,(1716 -1795). Studierte in verschiedenen Ordenskollegien, wurde des Jansenismus verdächtigt und konnte auf kein kirchliches Amt hoffen. Er bschäftigte sich mit Orientalistik, bis er 1744 im Pariser Münzkabinett eine Stellung erhielt und 1753 dessen Leitung übernahm. In dieser Eigenschaft reiste er 1754 für drei Jahre nach Rom; das archäologisch fundierte Antikeerlebnis fand seinen Niederschlag in "Le voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce" (1788). Barthélemy ist der Entdecker des phönizischen Alphabets. 1789 Wahl in die Académie Française.Johann Erich Biester (1749 - 1816 in Berlin) Popularphilosoph, der zusammen mit Friedrich Nicolai und Friedrich Gedike das sogenannte Triumvirat der Berliner Spätaufklärung bildete.Ignaz Aurelius Feßler (1756 - 1839 in Sankt Petersburg, ungarischer Geistlicher, Orientalist, Kapuziner und Freimaurer sowie lutherischer Generalsuperintendent [Ein interssanter Mensch eben.] 6000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lotto di quattro lettere autografe firmate del medico Giacomo Barzellotti. Siena, 1804-1807.

      - Raccolta di quattro lettere indirizzate da Siena tra il 1804 e il 1807 a Gabriello Grimaldi, Segretario Perpetuo dell'Accademia Napoleone di Lucca. Lettere in buona e godibile grafia, rispettivamente su 20, 22, 15, 29 righe, tutte con firma per esteso. In ogni lettera il Barzellotti fa riferimento ad alcuni suoi libri inviati al Grimaldi e, tramite sua intercessione, alla Principessa Elisa Baciocchi, ringraziandolo in tono assai deferente. In particolare nella quarta lettera, datata Siena, 30 gennaio 1807, il Barzellotti propone al Grimaldi di candidarlo a Socio delle Accademie dei Rozzi e dei Fisiocratici. Ottime condizioni di conservazione. Celebre medico senese, il Barzellotti (Pian Castagnaio, 1768-1839) fu tra i padri della moderna medicina legale e si impegnò nella medicina sociale. Docente negli atenei pisano e senese, tra le molteplici sue opere si ricordano una "Memoria per servire al popolo sulle asfissie o morti apparenti; colla descrizione di un nuovo apparato respiratorio d’una borraccia vitale e con una tavola nosologica e terapeutica" (Parma, Paganino, 1808), "Sulla eccellenza della medicina legale e sulla necessità che i professori dell'arte salutare ed i giurisperiti accuratamente conoscano questa scienza" (Siena, Porri, 1817), "Soccorsi più facili, pronti ed efficaci per ravvivare gli asfitici e liberare gli avvelenati brevemente descritti, ed in tabelle esibiti con le figure degli strumenti adattati a tal uopo" (Pisa, Niccolò Capurro, 1819), "Il Parroco istruito nella medicina" (Milano, 1826), "Della influenza della povertà sulle malattie epidemiche e contagiose come di queste su quella dell'importanza di migliorare le condizioni igieniche dei poveri.e rassicurare la pubblica e privata salute dalla ricorrenza di questi morbi nella Gran Penisola" (Pisa, Ranieri Prosperi, 1839). Scrisse sulle acque minerali di Chianciano (Siena, 1823) e di Montecatini (Pisa, 1823), curò con il Rosini e il Vaccà Berlinghieri la pubblicazione della "Grande Anatomia" del Mascagni e fu tra gli estensori, con il Savi, della indagine circa la salubrità delle risaie nel territorio del Granducato. Un suo cospicuo carteggio è conservato presso la Biblioteca Marucelliana di Firenze.

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        A Discourse delivered in the North Dutch Church, in the City of Albany, Occasioned by the ever to be lamented Death of General Alexander Hamilton, July 26, 1804 [bound with] A Sermon on the Premature and Lamented Death of General Alexander Hamilton

      Albany: Published by Request by Charles R. and George Webster [and] Published by Request by John Barber. 1804. First. First edition. Later 19th Century binding. 40pp; 32pp. Bookplate and stamp of collector Charles Walker Andrews on the front pastedown, spine rubbed and worn, internally a little foxed, else near fine. Two important eulogies on Hamilton's death. The first title prints the Appendix, which reprints Hamilton's last letter about his duel with Burr. .

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      1804 - GIBBON, Edward. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Includes MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ. COMP0SED BY HIMSELF. In eight volumes. Philadelphia: William W. Birch & Abraham Small, 1804-1805. First American edition. 8vo., Frontis in volume one, three fold-out maps. Contemporary full calf with maroon labels with edge decorations. Ink signature of Samuel Trask on each flyleaf. All bindings are somewhat rubbed, several have small nicks to the top of the spine, spines a bit dry, some hinges a bit tender; overall a very good, appealing set of the first American edition of a of a landmark historical work in its original presentation. Shaw & Shoemaker 6381, Norton 48; p.102.

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        Nouveaux élémens de physiologie. 3e édition revue, corrigée et augmentée. 2 volumes complets.

      Crapart - Caille - Ravier An XII (1804), Paris, - 473 + 501pages, relié demi veau à coins, pièces de tomaison et étiquette de titre rouge au dos, charnière droite du tome 1 fendue sur 3cm.

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        Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his Embassy to Constantinople. - Views in Palestine. - Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania

      London: T. Bensley, 1804-1803. - 3 volumes in one. Folio (18 2/8 x 12 6/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mayer (spotted). 96 FINE hand-colored aquatint plates (some very minor offsetting of text onto plates, one or two pale marginal stains). Contemporary citron morocco gilt, all edges gilt (extremities scuffed). Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of Mildred Davey on the front paste-down. Second edition of the first title, and first editions of the other two, early issue with all plates with discernable watermarks dated 1801. Internally a bright and attractive copy of Thomas Milton's engravings of Mayer's original drawings commissioned by Ainslie, of the spectacular and exotic views of Egypt, Palestine and Constantinople. Born in Germany, Luigi Mayer studied with Piranesi in Rome and was later in the service of the King of Naples, for whom he made views of Sicily. In 1792 Mayer was hired in Constantinople as resident artist to a young Englishman touring the Levant. "Nothing is known of Ainslie's education or early career, but he seems to have worked as a spy, for he is said to have intercepted correspondence from the duc d'Aiguillon to the Spanish court during the Falklands crisis of 1770-71.On 20 September 1775 Ainslie was appointed to succeed John Murray as British ambassador to the Ottoman Porte, and he was knighted on the same day. After receiving his official instructions he left England in May 1776 for Constantinople, where he arrived in the following October. Ainslie's two principal objectives were to further British trading interests, represented by the Levant Company, who paid his salary, and to maintain peace in the region. France dominated the Levant trade, and relations between Britain and the Ottoman empire had worsened in the Russo-Turkish War (1768-74), when Britain had lent support to the Russian fleet. However, the new sultan, 'Abd-ul-hamid, who succeeded in 1774, advocated closer political and commercial ties with Britain to offset the latter's long-established interests in Russia, and he struck up an excellent relationship with Ainslie. Unlike some of his predecessors, Ainslie adapted well to life in Constantinople: being strongly attached to the manner of the people . in his house, his garden, and his table he assumed the style and fashion of a Musselman of rank; in fine, he lived en Turk, and pleased the natives so much by this seeming policy . that he became more popular than any of the Christian ministers. (St James's Chronicle, 9 Dec 1790). He certainly took advantage of the opportunity to purchase Ottoman and Byzantine antiquities and amassed a collection of drawings, many of which he commissioned from Luigi Mayer (d. 1803)" (Arthur H. Grant, rev. S. J. Skedd for DNB). Blackmer 1097 (1801 edition), 1099, 1098; Abbey, Travel 369; Atabey 785 (1801 edition), 786. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Persian Cyclamen

      London, 1804. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Persian Cyclamen [ Cyclamen persicum Miller], parent of the florist's cyclamen ... is a native of the countries and islands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean but not of Persia itself. It is the largest flowered of an attractive genus of small plants much grown in modern times by connoisseurs. The Persian Cyclamen was not the first of its kind to become known in western Europe. Cyclamen europeaum , the `Bleeding Nun', as it was called, was thought to be dangerous to pregnant women: any unfortunate lady in this condition who stepped over it might immediately miscarry. John Gerrard, the Elizabethan herbalist, believed this implicitly and describes how he fenced his plants around with sticks with others laid across them `lest any woman should, by lamentable experiment, find my words to be true, by stepping over the same.' When the baby was nearing full term, and delivery was to be encouraged, wearing of the disc-like tuber, `hanged about' the expectant mothers, had a salutary effect, and Gerrard told his wife to use it when attending confinements. Its use by midwifes dates back to the days of the Greeks." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p. 52). Thornton'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'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 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). Third state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora . `In the first state the top the castle is indistinct and has no pinnacles on the towers, and this is the first feature to inspect. The hillside is pure aquatint; the shading behind the cyclamen flowers is lightly cross-hatched, while the tree trunk to the right has only a few lines on it. In the second state the castle is more prominent and five distinct sharp pinnacles have been added, while many extra etched lines are to be seen - notably behind the cyclamen flowers; on the tree trunk; and under the cyclamen leaves on the left, which themselves stand out more sharply. The principal change in the third state is the addition of the aquatint to the sky on the left, so that only a streak of light remains above the mountains, while in the earlier states the light reached the top corner. The leaves of the cyclamen [now have].. light and dark patches, the coarse-grained aquatint has been added to the middle distance. Much additional aquatinting has been applied to other parts of the plate. The most easily-noticed difference, however, are the changes in the castle between states one and two, and in the sky between states two three." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.15). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, with stipple and line engraving by Elmes.

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        Pomona Brittanica - Plate XXX

      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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        Trattato della pittura

      Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, Milan 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophy of physic; or the natural history of diseases, and their cure.

      Dublin - Graisberry and Campbell 1804 - A very scarce first edition ofThe Philosophy of Physic; or the Natural History of Diseases, and their Cure. Being an Attempt to Deliver the Art of Healing from the Darkness of Barbarism and Superstition, and from the Jargon and Pedantry of the Schools. Shewing a more easy and certain way of preserving and recovering health, than any hitherto known by the Rev. William Wilson. Together with a scarce second edition ofA Treatise on Dyspepsia, or Indigestion; with Observations on Hypochondriasis and Hysteria by James Woodforde. Two volumes bound in one. The first volume has chapters on numerous diseases from Consumption to Scurvy, Gout and Bite of a Mad Dog. The second volume is enlarged and revised with the addition of 'two subjects of great interest' Hypochondriasis and Hysteria which 'constitute an important link in the diversified claim of Nervous Disorders. ' With an errata slip tipped-in to last pageCondition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear and cockling to boards and an institutional stamp to spine. Rear hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with institutional ink stamps, slight handling marks and slight offsetting to some pages, particularly to front and rear. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An ELUCIDATION Of REGULATIONS For The FORMATIONS And MOVEMENTS Of CAVALRY. Revised and Corrected by Robert Hewes, Teacher of the Cavalry Sword Exercise and Tactics.

      Printed by Joshua Cushing, for W. Norman, Boston., Salem: 1804 - Illustrated with 32 copperplate engravings interleaved within the text. Quaint 19th C. library plates to front paste-down. Two oval library stamps (top margin of B1r & verson of Part II, plate XIII). Discoloration to lower spine (label removal?). Front joint leather starting, though cords holding quite soundly. Withal, a sound VG copy of an uncommon book. Period full sheep tree binding with maroon leather title label to spine. 8vo, in 4s. 8-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st US edition from the 3rd London Edition (American Imprints 6472). [4], iv, 5 - 84 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquites d'Herculanum, gravees par Th. Piroli, avec une explication par S.-Ph. Chaude; et publiees par F. et P. Piranesi, freres. Tome 1.

      A Paris : chez Piranesi, freres ; Leblanc, imprim.r, 1804 (de l'imprimerie de Leblanc) - Disegno a china di mm 505 x 390 su cartoncino a tinta paglierina. Firmata e datata. Rappresenta la Piazzetta di San Marco vista dal Molo, animata da molteplici e deliziose macchiette.Disegno architettonicamente molto dettagliato sebbene piuttosto accademico. Alexandre Augustin Thierriat (o Thierrat) pittore di fiori e acquarellista lionese (1789-1870). Allievo di Grognard de Revoil, dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Lione dal 1808 al 1816, professore nello stesso Istituto dal 1823 al 1854. Espose "au Salon" dal 1817 al 1840 e ottenne una medaglia di 2° classe nel 1817. Il museo di Lione e di Puy conservano le sue opere. Fondatore della Galleria di Pittura. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leçon Physiologico-météorologique sur les constitutions des saisons, relativement a l’économie animale et végétale; Formant quatre sections: la première, relative aux constitutions des saisons et à la séméïotique météorologique, etc.; la seconde relative à l’économie végétale et à l’agronomie, etc.; la quatrième, relative à l’éthiologie des météores: toutes quatre avec de nouvelles vues. Leçon qui a été prononcée publiquement à diverses reprises.

      Montpellier: Auguste Ricard Le 11 floréal an XII 1804 - FIRST EDITION, some light dampstaining in gutters of a few gatherings, last two leaves repaired in inner margin, pp. [ii], 202, [2] table, 8vo, largely unopened, in contemporary pink wrappers, with handwritten paper label on spine, spine a bit frayed, very good Rare first edition of this meteorological guide to the seasons by the prolific French scientist and writer Claude Roucher-Deratte, brother of the poet, and translator of Adam Smith, Jean-Antoine Roucher.Roucher-Deratte discusses the factors of what he calls the ‘constitution of the seasons,’ before examining the effect the passing of the seasons has on animals and their health, and on the growth and flourishing of plants. He goes on to discuss various weather and atmospheric phenomena, including fog, cloud, rain, snow, rainbows, electrical storms, shooting stars, and the aurora borealis, before also describing the theory behind earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (OCLC records only two copies, Montreal and the Musée Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle)

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        PLAN OF THE TOWN AND HARBOR OF ST. JUAN IN PORTO RICO [manuscript caption title].

      [Np, but probably San Juan. ca. ]. 1804 - 13 x 9 inches, plus two supplementary, untitled sketches of the same size. Executed in an exacting hand. Contemporary reds, greens, blues, and browns remain bright and clean. Fine. An attractive Puerto Rican view which shows the town of San Juan, its harbor, sandbanks, islands, and fortresses. The plan is marked by a compass rose and rhumb lines. These defenses at San Juan guarded Spanish colonial positions against incursions by the French, Dutch, and British. The primary plan, the only one with its structures labeled, runs from Isle de Cabras in the west to Fort St. Antonio in the east. At the center is Moro Castle, the six-level masterpiece of Spanish colonial architecture that remains at the heart of present-day San Juan. Construction of the imposing fortress began in 1540 and was completed nearly fifty years later, in 1589. Interestingly, these plans do not show Fort San Cristobel, construction of which began in 1634. Puerto Rico was opened to foreign trade in 1804, and it is possible this plan was composed shortly thereafter to provide either American or British traders with an idea of the island's infrastructure. A wonderful sketch of Puerto Rico's military resources, done in brilliant color. Early Puerto Rico material is quite rare.

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        Caffè (Il). Ossia brevi e varii discorsi distribuiti in fogli periodici. Dal giugno 1764 a tutto il maggio 1765. Tomo primo: Semestri primo e secondo.

      - Milano, Silvestri, 1804, in-4, mezza pelle. Collaborarono a questa interessante rassegna: A. Verri, B. Baillon, C. Beccaria, S. Fransi, G. Visconti, C.G. Colpani, A. Longhi, N.L. Lambertenghi, P. Verri, P. Secchie P. Frisi. Ex libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblj Ceská: to gest, celé swaté pjsmo starého y nowého zákona podlé starého obecného Latinského od swaté Rjmské katolické Cyrkwe.

      Cys. král. normálnj sskola, Prague 1804 - Quarto. XXV, [7], 1335, [1]pp. Original full calf with blind-stamped tooling and lettering on spine. Scarce Czech edition of the Old Testament corrected and translated by Frantisek Faustin Procházka. Binding rubbed on spine and covers. Previous owner's inscription on free front endpaper. Some worming throughout lower margin of pp. 1345-1390, 1227-1258, and 1307-1335. Minor and sporadic browning/foxing throughout. Text in Czech, gothic script. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce. Par M. Bret.,

      Paris, par la compagnie des librairies associès 1804. - 6 vols. gr.-8°. Mit gest. Titelportr. v. L. J. Cathelin nach P. Mignard u. 33 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Kanten u. Rü. berieb. Kap. tlw. bestoßen. pp. Brunet III, 1799; Sander 1373 - Zweite Auflage der oeuvres completes herausgegeben u. mit Anmerkungen v. Antoine Bret (1717-1792) mit den hübschen Stichen nach Moreau Le Jeune (1741-1814), gest. v. J. B. Simonet, D. Née, N. de Launay, A. J. Duclos, L. J. Masquelier, E. de Ghendt, J. Leveau, C. Baquoy, j. B. Simonet, J. Le Veau, Helman, Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir Tristrem; a Metrical Romance of the Thirteenth Century; by Thomas of Ercildoune, called The Rhymer. Edited from the Auchinleck MS. by Walter Scott, Esq. Advocate. [Extra-illustrated, 1804 edition].

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne, for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh, and Longman and Rees, London. First edition. 1804 - Size of the binding: 6 1/8 inches x 9 ¾ in. Half-title (added frontispiece); title-page ([4]pp. of added text for frontispiece); introduction half-title. [4]pp., pp. [i]-cxxvii; printed errata leaf place at p. [cxxviii] in this copy, pp. [1]-200, description & abstract half-title, pp. [201]-353, glossary half-title, pp. [i]-xxiv, with imprint at the bottom of the page. Page 124, line 21 show the 6 asterisks (*) for the suppressed reading. Many pages after p. 137 are unopened. Todd & Bowden (1998); 13Aa, pp. 38-40, mentions 150 copies printed; second state reading with the six asterisks. This copy has been extra-illustrated with four engravings (some are mounted): [1] (frontispiece): The Rhymer's Tower (Austin/Skene/Havell); + [4]pp. of printed text on the Rhymer's Tower. [2] p. [iii]: Dryburgh Abbey (J.M.W. Turner/Miller). [3] p. xcviii: Bemerside Tower (J. M. W. Turner/ Horsburgh) Vol. V. [4] p. 9: Facsimilie of Commencement of Sir Tristrem; Scott's Poetry Vol. V. (Johnstone) Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, brown watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. Fading to the spines and cover margins. The fore and lower edges of the book have not been trimmed in binding. The back, lower cover corner shows a bump with wear to the leather and some other minor rubbing to cover corners and spine is present; (there is a small nick to the leather in the fourth compartment of the spine.) The untrimmed, deckled fore-edge show some brown spots, age-related tanning to untrimmed edges, page margins, a few pages, and to the later flyleaves. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpaper. Weight: 3 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE SACRÉE DE L'ANCIEN ET DU NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, représentée par figures, avec des explications tirées des ss. pères.

      - Paris, Desray (Imprimerie Crapelet), 1804-1806 (Quérard, I, 209), 15x23, huit volumes (six pour l'ancien testament et deux pour le nouveau). Reliure du vingtième siècle en demi basane marron. Plats marbrés, dos lisse portant titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Superbement illustré de 4 cartes dépliantes (6 prévues) et de 600 gravures gravées d'après les plus grands maître (Raphaël, Poussin, .). Cinq volumes sont en parfait état, deux ont subi des attaques de champignons (sur une partie seulement des feuillets) ils ont été traité (les livres sont sains) mais reste marqué de petites taches. Le volume restant porte une marque brune en forme de sablier sur les premiers et derniers feuillets. Malgré cela, exemplaire agréable et gravure splendides ! Envoi de photographies sur simple demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fasti del S. P. Pio VI con note critiche, documenti autentici e rami allegorici

      a spese di Gio. G. Chiari,, Italia, 1804 - Due volumi di cm. 32, pp. (4) 224; (2) 236. Ritratto del Pontefice entro medaglione a ciascun frontespizio e 14 belle tavole incise in rame su carta azzurra. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tassello. Tagli colorati. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta dei soli primi due volumi (di 3) di quest'opera caratterizzata da grande eleganza e raffigurante i principali avvenimenti della vita di Pio VI. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 31 no. 3 and op. 13]. Deux Sonates Pour Le Piano Forte... [Subtitle]: [11.] Suite du Répertoire des Clavecinistes

      Zuric: Jean George Naigueli [!Nägeli] [without PN]. [May-June 1804]. Oblong folio. Sewn. 1f. (decorative series title "Répertoire des Clavecinistes" engraved by Lale), 1f. (title), 40 pp., 1f. (blank). Engraved. Price: "8 [f]." Op. 13: pp. 1-19; Op. 31 no. 3: pp. 20- 40.Annotation in red crayon on p. 1: "op. 30" with "30" crossed out in pencil and replaced with "13 Cmoll;" two early annotations to head of p. 20: "op. 29 (ou 31) Nr. 3" in black ink; "[...] Leipziger Ausgabe Op. 33" in brown ink. Lower and outer edges untrimmed. Minor foxing and soiling; edges frayed and stained; spine to outer leaf torn and partially lacking; lower blank leaf lacking; owner's signature in ink to foot ot title. . First Edition of op. 31 no. 3; later edition of op. 13. Kinsky p. 79-81. Dorfmüller p. 306. Hoboken 2, 180. "Répertoire des Clavecinistes" was a series created by the publisher; the alternate opus numbers for op. 31 refer to the editions of Cappi ("op. 29") and Kühnel/Peters ("op. 33").

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Written By Himself

      John Stockdale, London 1804 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - viii, 405pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 456pp. Rebound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, volume number in gilt to third, all panels framed with gilt double fillet, all edges marbled. Externally very good indeed. Internally lightly browned throughout, some light offsetting from engravings with occasional light foxing. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume, and thirteen plates called for (plus an extra plate not called for) between the two volumes. Large paper copy, with a Life of Defoe by Chalmers. Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834), painter and book illustrator, "many of his illustrations were for reissues, as in his celebrated illustrations for John Stockdale's edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in 1790 (a sketch for Robinson Crusoe Building his Canoe is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) and it is clear that Stothard's images were an important factor in their popularity" (ODNB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Written by Himself.

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

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        Eigenh. Brief ohne U.

      O. O., [15. IX. 1804]. - 2 SS. Kl.-4to. An eine Freundin, als selbstständige Nachschrift zu einem für Frau von Einsiedel bestimmten Brief: "P. S. Da ich nicht weiß, ob Fr. v. Einsiedel gerade jetzt in Jena ist, so adreßire ich lieber geradezu den Brief an Ihnen [!], damit die Ausführung des Inhalts nicht aufgehalten werde [.] NB daß das Logis für mich ist, bleibt noch verschwiegen; außer Fr. von Einsiedel u. mein Sohn in Weimar, weiß niemand davon [.] Sollten Sie den Brief an mich absenden, so belieben Sie auf die Adreße zu setzen über Leipzig, u. senden ihn mit der Sächs. Post. Nur ja nicht mit der Geraer Post, sonst bleibt er eine Ewigkeit unterwegs [.] Verstehen Sie mich doch recht meine Freundinnen, wenn ich ein Logis, still, verborgen wünsche, so darf es deßhalb nicht ganz abgesondert von Menschen seyn - ganz entlegen von Menschen will ich nicht seyn - ich bin Nachts furchtsam - ein solches würde mich quälen [.]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Journal des Dames et des Modes

      Paris, 1804. Journal des Dames et des Modes. 1804. (Paris), 1804. 8°, Quartal 1. - 4., Janvier - Decembre 1804. 52 Nr. in einem Band. 368; 360; 378; 352 S. mit 50 (st. 52) kolorierten Modekupfern. Papiereinband mit dem geprägten RSchild. Einband stärker berieben - siehe Foto.. Empire Mode. Innen sauber und gut erhalten, die Tafeln schön und frisch. Es fehlen Kupfern Nr. 3 und 34.

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        Manuscrits de Mr. Necker, publiés par sa fille

      Genève, chez J.J.Paschoud, An XIII 1804 - Two parts in one volume in 8vo; (4), 354, (2) pp.; 153, (1) pp.; contemporary half calf over marbled boards, corners reinforced, spine gilt with gilt lettering-piece, only minor rubbing or bumping, yellow edges, pages 1-4 with light traces of humidity in lower margin, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition of both parts (I: Manuscrits, II: Du caractère de Mr. Necker et de sa vie privée). Part I contains a wide range of thoughts and reflexions of which only a few (sur la législation et le commerce des grains, à la recherche d'un optimum, contre la liberté absolue des physiocrates, pensées sur l'économie politique) refer to economic issues. Part II is entirely written by Madame de Stael. INED 4244, Goldsmiths 18803 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 31 no. 3 and op. 13]. Deux Sonates Pour Le Piano Forte... [Subtitle]: [11.] Suite du Répertoire des Clavecinistes

      Zuric: Jean George Naigueli [!Nägeli] [without PN]. [May-June 1804]. Oblong folio. Sewn. 1f. (decorative series title "Répertoire des Clavecinistes" engraved by Lale), 1f. (title), 40 pp., 1f. (blank). Engraved. Price: "8 [f]." Op. 13: pp. 1-19; Op. 31 no. 3: pp. 20- 40.& & Annotation in red crayon on p. 1: "op. 30" with "30" crossed out in pencil and replaced with "13 Cmoll;" two early annotations to head of p. 20: "op. 29 (ou 31) Nr. 3" in black ink; "[...] Leipziger Ausgabe Op. 33" in brown ink. Lower and outer edges untrimmed. & & Minor foxing and soiling; edges frayed and stained; spine to outer leaf torn and partially lacking; lower blank leaf lacking; owner's signature in ink to foot ot title. . First Edition of op. 31 no. 3; later edition of op. 13. Kinsky p. 79-81. Dorfmüller p. 306. Hoboken 2, 180. "Répertoire des Clavecinistes" was a series created by the publisher; the alternate opus numbers for op. 31 refer to the editions of Cappi ("op. 29") and Kühnel/Peters ("op. 33").

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        Gesamtans., Ehrenbreitstein, auf einer Kundschaft der ? f. den Gesellen (nicht leserlich).

      . Kupferstich ( anonym ), datiert 1. 6., 1804, 27 x 36. Stopp D 110. Gesamtsicht und Testat eingefaßt in gest. Bordüre mit dem Wappen des Kurfürstenthums Trier unter Clemens Wenzeslaus August, Kurfürst zu Trier oben mittig, unten mittig gut erhaltenes Lacksiegel. - Die üblichen Faltstellen restauriert. - Sehr selten, nur 5 weitere, ausgefüllte Exemplare bekannt.

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        Idées sur le perfectionnement de la législation positive.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Gillé, an XIII - 1804, - in-4, [5] ff. n. ch. (faux-tire et titre, dédicace et avertissement), 46 pp., maroquin marine à long grain, dos lisse orné de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, grand encadrement doré de filets, roulettes d'oves et large frise d'urnes et de guirlandes sur les plats, chiffre doré au centre des plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, guirlande intérieure, gardes doublées de tabis rose (Bozérian). Unique édition de cette curiosité, qui semble n'avoir été tirée qu'à un nombre très restreint d'exemplaires. Il ne rentre cependant pas dans la catégorie des futilités, car il s'agit, en effet, à la fois d'une brillante analyse théorique et d'un témoignage de reconnaissance d'un grand juriste italien qui fut aussi émigré napolitain, Michele Agresti (1775-1855), naturalisé français le 22 brumaire an XII [14 novembre 1803] en application du sénatus-consulte accordant la nationalité française aux étrangers méritants par leurs talents ou leur activité scientifique (26 vendémiaire an XI - 18 octobre 1802). A l'époque de la publication, il exerçait comme avocat consultant et professeur privé de droit à Paris. L'homme faisait partie des "Illuministi" du Mezzogiorno, disciple de Michele Lopez Fonseca, accueillit avec ferveur la république parthénopéenne et avait dû se réfugier à Paris devant l'avancée des Sanfedistes sur Naples en juin 1799. Sa principale préoccupation théorique était d'équilibrer les pouvoirs conférés à l'Etat dans la régulation du corps social. Il vit dans le Code de 1804 la formule pour rationaliser la loi, et il l'exprime ici en des termes très clairs. En 1806, avec le changement de dynastie, Agresti revint dans sa patrie, y effectua une très belle carrière de magistrat et de jurisconsulte des plus estimés, carrière qui ne fut même pas compromise sérieusement par le retour des Bourbons en 1815, mais sa destinée s'écoula désormais en-dehors du cadre français. Monglond VI, 563 (cite notre exemplaire, alors en possession de Henri Beraldi, cf. infra). - Cf. Cammisa (Francesco) : La Giurisdizione delle gran corti civili ed il pensiero giuridico di Michele Agresti, in : Massafra : Il Mezzogiorno preunitario (1988). Précieux exemplaire du dédicataire, l'archichancelier de l'Empire, Jean-Jacques-Régis Cambacérès (1753-1824), avec grand chiffre (JJRC) doré poussé au centre des plats. Ce chiffre n'est de loin pas le plus employé pour couvrir les ouvrages du grand juriste (on voit plutôt le petit chiffre JC), et il n'est pas répertorié dans OHR (1374). L'ouvrage appartint ensuite aux collections de Henri Beraldi (1849-1931) et Michel Wittock, avec vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes. Il a figuré dans le catalogue de la vente Beraldi (III, 1) de 1934. Très bel exemplaire, grand de marges, dans un élégant maroquin signé de Bozérian. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Handwörterbuch der Seelenmahlerey zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauch besonders für Zeichner, Mahler und Liebhaber charackteristischer und allegorischer Darstellung.

      Wien, Carl Haas, o. J. (um 1804).. 8°. Mit gest. illustr. Titel u. 52 "in Kupfer gestochenen Köpfen die vorzüglichsten Gemüthsbewegungen und Leidenschaften betreffend" auf 13 Kupfertafeln. VI, 370 S. - Angeb. - Ders. Die Leidenschaften nach le Brun in Umrissen. Wien-Prag, Franz Haas, o. J. (um 1800). Mit gest. Titel u. 21 Kupfertafeln. Etw. späterer HLdr.-Bd. a. 5 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschild.. Enth. nach der Beschreibung der auf den Kupfertafeln gezeigten Charaktere eine "Erklärung der Kunstwörter und Begriffe, welche auf Seelenmahlerey Bezug haben" (von "Abgeschmack" bis "Zierrath"). - Einband etw. berieben u. tlw. leicht bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Tlw. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Fromm IV, 14617 (kennt nur eine Ausgabe Leipzig, 1802).

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        [Op. 31]. Trois Sonates, pour le Piano-forte... Oeuvre [31]. Liv. Edition tres Correcte.

      Bonn N. Simrock [PN 345]... Paris: H. Simrock, professeur, marchand de musique et d'instrumens, rue du Mont Blanc [1804 or later]. Oblong folio. Disbound. Sewn. 1f. (title), 3-65, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "[9] francs." Very slight offsetting to verso of title; crease to one leaf. A very good, well-margined copy.. A re-issue of the edition of 1803 with Paris address added. Kinsky pp. 79- 80. Hoboken 2, 172. Schneider Catalogue 191, p. 47.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, and into the Means and Causes of its Increase

      Edinburgh: Arch. Constable and Co., , 1804. Octavo (214 × 129 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt in compartments, titles gilt to black morocco label, edges sprinkled blue. Bookplate of Sir Michael R. Shaw Stewart to front pastedown. With large folding table at the end. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, minor scuff mark to morocco label, endpapers and flyleaves slightly tanned, text block mildly toned with the occasional spot to the margins. Without the half-title. An excellent copy. First edition. Lauderdale "has been hailed as a forerunner of Keynes, in as much as he argued that over-saving was a distinct possibility and that public spending was required to offset private thrift if stagnation was to be asserted" (Blaug). In the present work Lauderdale questioned Adam Smith's theory of the relationship between labour and value, maintaining that wealth was a compound of labour, land, and capital, and value was a compound of utility and scarcity. He argued that capital was capable of harnessing productive labour to make profits by meeting market demand, and that such profits resulted only when there were no legislative restraints on commerce and no burdens, such as Pitt's sinking fund to redeem the national debt. "Lauderdale's importance in the history of economics lies, not in his conclusions, but in the fact that he was the first in England to consider systematically the fundamental conceptions on which the science is based. In this respect alone he is in advance of Adam Smith" (Palgrave II, p. 574).

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire. / Costumes de l'Empire de Russie. Illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French. / Representes dans une serie de soixante et treize planches. Accompagnee de descriptions en Francais et en Anglais.

      London: Printed for William Miller by William Bulmer and Co., 1804.. 1 weißes Blatt, je ein Blatt mit englischem und französischen Titel, 2 Blätter englisches, 2 Blätter französisches Vorwort, 1 Blatt Tafelverzeichnis, 73 altkolorierte von J. Dadley im Januar 1803 in Punktmanier gestochene Kupfertafeln mit je einem nachfolgenden Blatt Erläuterungen, Englisch auf der einen und Französisch auf der anderen Seite. 37,5 x 27,5 cm, dunkelroter zeitgenössischer Maroquinband mit reichhaltiger Einband und Innenkantenvergoldung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt.. Vgl.Colas 702. Die fein kolorierten Tafeln zeigen die Kleidung und Trachten der Russen, Lappen, Finnen, Esten, Mordwinier, Ostiaken, Tartaren, Kaukasier, Jakuten, Samojeden, Tungusen, Korjaken, Kalmüken, Mongolen und anderer kleinerer Volksgruppen des Russischen Reiches. * * * Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst und im Ganzen ordentlich erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar.

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        An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations

      Oliver D. Cooke, Hartford 1804 - New edition, "with additions," 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. viii, [9]-387; v, [6]-415; full contemporary tree calf, black gilt morocco spine labels; joints a bit tender, small abraision to top Vol. I spine label affecting gilt lettering, else a beautiful copy. Kress B.4853; Shaw & Shoemaker 7277. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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