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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Am Bayerischen Platz Matthia]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Genius Genuine . . A fine part in riding a race, known only to the author . with . a full account of the Prince's horse Escape running at Newmarket on the 20th and 21st days of October 1791

      London: Sold for the Author, 232 Picadilly, and no where else, January 9th, 1804 - Samuel Chifney (1753?-1807), inventor of the Chifney bit, was a prominent jockey and trainer, and, states the DNB, "He was long considered the best horseman of his time". In 1790 he was engaged as "rider for life" by the Prince of Wales (later George IV), and on October 20, 1791, rode the Prince's horse, Escape, at Newmarket, narrowly losing, although the Prince, not having placed a bet, was not out of pocket. The following day, under Chifney, Escape won: this time, both the Prince and Chifney had placed bets, and the Prince realized a substantial sum. Chifney was called before the Jockey Club, but nothing was proved against him. However, as the result of a resolution by the Club, the Prince sold his stud and left the turf. Chifney continued to race, but in 1806 he left Newmarket for London and never returned, dying in poverty the following year. In 1795 Chifney published this book in an attempt to clear his name and to raise money--the work of 170 pages in wrappers was priced at an extraordinary five pounds. This second edition appeared in 1804 and was still priced £5/ as stated here on the half-title (the price has been struck through ink and re-priced one pound). A VERY RARE WORK, DEALING WITH ONE OF THE CENTURY'S GREATEST RACING SCANDALS (RACING) Second Edition, with half-title. Printed by D.N. Shury, Printer, Berwick Street, London. 8vo. vii, [3], [11]-170 pp. Contemporary half black calf and marbled boards. Bookplate of Kenneth Baker Schley. Minor rubbing, near fine. DNB; Podeschi, Horse and Horsemanship, 80; Loder 1038 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ELEMENTS OF BOTANY: OR OUTLINES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF VEGETABLES

      London. 1804.. xii,[2],344,35,[1]pp. plus thirty handcolored engraved plates, some folding. 19th-century boards rebacked with paper, original printed label. Covers moderately soiled. Foredge and bottom edge untrimmed. Internally fresh, with occasional minor foxing in text and on plates. A very good copy. First London edition, following the original Philadelphia edition of the previous year. The first basic botany written by an American, it is an important contribution to American natural history. Barton was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; later professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania; and an author with a wide range of interests. An important American botanical work, and the basis for much which followed. This London edition contains occasional notes by the British editor. In our experience it is even rarer than the American edition. This book is notable as one of the few volumes which Lewis and Clark carried across the continent with them in 1804-6. SABIN 3806. PRITZEL 437. NISSEN 83. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 321. MEISEL III, p.363. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM PAUL CRILLON BARTON 6. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS 48.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Flora Lusitanica seu plantarum, quar in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distrieutarum, synopsis

      - Ex Typographia Regia, Olissipone, 1804. 2 volumes. 21,5cm. Enc. Encadernação inteira de pele da época, cansada. Bom exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquário do Chiado]
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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. / Représentés dans une série de soixante et treize planches. Accompagnée 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. 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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2700 37,5 x 27,5 cm, dunkelroter zeitgenössischer Maroquinband mit reichhaltiger Einband und Innenkantenvergoldung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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        Atlas regni Hungariae portatilia. Neue und vollständige Darstellung des Königreichs Ungarn auf LX Tafeln im Taschenformat. Ein geographisches Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein. (Wien 1804). Quer 8°. Mit gest. Titel, 3 gest. Schrifttafeln und 56 Kupferkarten von J. von Berken u.a., mod. gepr. Hldr. mit aufgezog. vord. Umschl.

      . . Atlantes Austriaci I, 40 - Petrik II, 247 - Dörflinger 713ff.- Etw. fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Ein Unparthenisches Gesang = Buch enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder und Psalmen, zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch des Wahren Gottesdienstes. Auf Begebren der Bruderschaft der Menonisten Gemeinen aus vielen Liederbuchern gesammelt. Mit einem dreyfachen Register. Zum Erstenmal aus Licht gestellt. Bound with Ein Neues, unparthenisches Gesangbuch....... Erste Ausgabe

      Lancaster: Johann Ulbrecht, 1804. Contemporary full leather binding minus the clasps. Browning to text pages throughout. A few small repairs of closed tears. Very good. 8vo. 80 pp. 415 pp. 17 pp. 2 volumes in one. Music notation throughout. No copy in OCLC. No copy for sale on the NET.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        Anweisung zur Composition mit ausführlichen Exempeln, zum Selbstunterrichte, erläuter, nebst einem Anhange von der Beschaffenheit und Anwendung aller jetzt üblichen musikalischen Instrumente

      . Leipzig : Breitkopf und Haertel, [1804?]. - [4], 404 S. Gr. 8vo. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken leicht bestossen. / Contemp. HLeather, corners slightly bumped.. 2. Ausgabe in kleinerem Format. / 2nd. edition in smaller size.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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        [LETTER BOOK OF CRAWFORD CARTER, CONTAINING CORRESPONDENCE TO THE RHODE ISLAND MERCHANT FIRM MUNRO, SNOW & MUNRO, DURING HIS SOJOURNS IN THE WEST AND EAST INDIES]

      [Various places, but primarily St. Thomas and Batavia]. 1804-1809.. 84pp. plus [4]pp. bifolium sheet laid in. Quarto. Original marbled paper wrappers. Some wear at edges, spine lightly worn. Contents bright and clean, in a highly legible hand. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Letter book and journal of Crawford Carter, agent for the merchant firm of Munro, Snow & Munro. The first twenty- three leaves comprise the letter book, providing copies of correspondence from Carter in the West Indies to Messrs. Munro, Snow and Munro. The letters contain details of Carter's activities for the firm - trying to unload goods at various ports (mainly beef, pork, and nankins, but also coffee and sugar), the prices and quantities of said goods, and the general state of trade in the region. In addition to business news, Carter writes about a devastating fire on the island of St. Thomas: "Since I had the pleasure of writing you on the 25th, this town has been destroyed by a dreadfull fire which commensed about half past seven oclock on the evening of the 22nd, and owing to the inability of the inhabitants to stop it, continued to rage until about 5 oclock the next morning when fortunately the wind shifted and carried the flames out of the direction of the few houses that remained. About fifteen hundred dwelling houses and stores were burnt: it is impossible to make any near calculation respecting the amount of merchandize and furniture destroyed; those who are good judges suppose about six millions of dollars; the town was never known to contain so many valuable goods as there was in it at the time of the fire." He goes on to detail losses to the company, which he considered minor, adding "We were the most fortunate vessel in the harbour." The second half of the volume, nineteen leaves, is written dos-a-dos style. It contains "Copy of a Malay grammar, made at Batavia by an American gentleman during his stay there," "Journal of the Voyage from Providence toward Rio Janeiro in the Ship George & Mary," and several pages of "memorandums" concerning cargo loaded onto the George & Mary, including "10 Large Cases Gin." A note preceding the grammar reads: "'The Malay language, although uncommonly soft, is not possessed of that stressing of metaphor for which most of the languages of the East are so justly famed.' James Harrison M.D., author of a Malay & English grammar published at London 1801." A search for such a work in OCLC proved unfruitful. Also laid into the volume is a single bifolium sheet, docketed as "Papers relating to a loss on Brig Torno. - Settled June 27, 1826." Dated January 4, 1826, the document details damage to the Brig Torno, belonging to Israel Snow, which occurred due to heavy seas while anchored at Gibraltar Bay. The ship was repaired, and this document is testimony to the fact that the ship was damaged by weather and not due to any carelessness on the part of the owners. It has been notarized by Henry Stokes, Notary Public of Gibraltar, and affirmed by Bernard Henry, U.S. Consul at Gibraltar, presumably as a means of collecting insurance to cover the damages and repairs. An interesting manuscript volume, detailing American business transactions in the West Indies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Atlas, of verzameling van afbeeldingen der voornaamste gebouwen, torens en gezichten der stad Amsterdam. Voor kinderen. Amsterdam, H. Moolenijzer, [1824]. Oblong 4to (20 x 26 cm). With 19 etched full-page plates, by W. Writs and R. Vinkeles after drawings by W. Writs, J. de Beyer, J. Cats, Ferdinand Bol and Claes Jansz. Visscher. Modern grey boards with the original front cover laid down.

      Very rare and attractive collection of views of Amsterdam with captions in French and Dutch and explanatory text by "J.H.S.". The present edition is an adaptation for children of a work which was originally published in 1804 by J.B. Elwe as Atlas van de waereldberoemde koopstad Amsteldam. The plates were executed between 1768 and 1772 and show famous sites of Amsterdam, including the Munt, the Dam and the Regulierstoren. With publisher's advertisement on last page.Title-page and first leaf slightly wrinkled. Very good copy.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Kort beskrifning öfver staden Falun och Stora Kopparbergs grufvan, med bifogade kartor och vuer.

      Sthlm, C. Delén, 1804. 8:o. 54,(2 blanka) s. & 3 utvikbara grav. kartor & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Oskuren. Främre omslag saknas. Titelbladet med blå fläck i övre marginalen. Med Ludv. Eneboms namnteckning daterad den 3 september 1841. Fin inlaga.. Setterwall 5713. Wingborg Litteratur om Dalarna 8148. Den inledande kartan, som är upprättad av Linderberg, föreställer Falu stad och gruva. De övriga planscherna avbildar Olof Hansson Swartz karta över gruvan, en karta över gruvfältet, en vy av gruvans öppning och slutligen en ort i gruvan "på 182 famnars djup". Alla är graverade av Fr. Akrel

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Topography of Troy, and Its Vicinity

      \"Certainly the Most Beautiful Book on Troy Ever Published\"GELL, W[illiam]. The Topography of Troy, and Its Vicinity; Illustrated and Explained by Drawings and Descriptions. Dedicated by Permission, to her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire. London: C. Whittingham, for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1804.First edition. Folio. [iv], 124 pp. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered. (Measures 17 1/4 inches x 10 3/4 inches). With red morocco spine label. With twenty-eight plates and illustrations, including colored vignette-etching on title-page, nine colored etchings, nineteen colored aquatints (some folding), one uncolored aquatint, and the heads of eleven pages (see Abbey). Fine. Rare.\"Gell visited the Troad between December 2 and December 7, 1801 on his first trip to Greece, in the company of Edward Dodwell (1767-1832) and a certain Mr. Atkins. He used with consummate skill a camera lucida to produce in a very short time extremely accurate sketches. The production of this handsome folio with its forty-five plates was meant to supply accurate illustrations of the scenery covering the whole region of the, so far, purely literary dispute on Troy. Gell adhered strictly to the Bunarbashi theory. Bryon disliked him and made scathing remarks on \'rapid\' Gell in the fifth edition of English Bards and Scoth Reviewers, saying in a note: \'Rapid indeed! He topographized and typographized King Priam\'s dominions in three days.\' In fact Gell spent five days in the area and the result was certainly the most beautiful book on Troy ever published. It is dedicated to the Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), the \'Beautiful Georgiana,\' wife of the fifth Duke, who was pleased \'...to express...an interest highly gratifying\' on matters concerning Troy. The interest in topography of that region was still as intense in 1804 as it had been in 1791. \'The controversy on the subject of Troy, which had long employed the ingenuity and abilities of some of the most learned men in Europe, imparted new charms and increasing interest, to the contemplation of scenes already made sufficiently engaging, the writings of the poet and historian.\' óLilly.The illustrations in this work were made with the use of the Camera Lucida. The process and term was first described by Robert Hooke (1635-1703), where a picture of anything might be reflected by use of a mirror through a convex lens and a hole onto a white background. William Hyde Wollaston, introduced in 1807, a somewhat unrelated device of the same name, commonly used to draw with. This device must have been similar to that which Gell used on his work.\"A classical scholar of some repute, educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and widely traveld in Greece and Asia Minor, Gell became, with his many publications, the leading topographer of classical lands before the arrival of William Martin Leake. Sent on a mission to the Ionian Islands, he was knighted in 1803, went out to Greece for a second, extensive tour in 1804-1806, and was elected a member of the Society of Dilettanti in 1807. He was an entertaining man with a relish for the company of eminent person. Thus he became Chamberlain to Queen Caroline in 1814, and was involved in giving evidence at her notorious trial in 1820. The last years of his life were spent in Italy.\"Abbey, Travel, 399. Blackmer Sale 616 (brought $6,250 Oct. 1989). Blackmer Library 660. Gernsheim, The History of Photography. Lilly Library, The Search for Troy, 81.HBS 66791.$7,500

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        "Charte vom Fürstenthum Waldeck und den angränzenden Gegenden mit Sorgfalt aufgenommen und gezeichnet von L. Nicolai 1733".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Homann Erben, dat. 1804, 55 x 47 cm.. "Jetzt in Ansehung der astronomischen Bestimmungen und mit Angabe der neuen Besitzer einzelner Gegenden berichtigt herausgegeben von Homann Erben". - Sehr seltene Gebietskarte mit schöner Titelkartusche links oben und Wappen rechts. Gering gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Mémoire sur le nouveau genre Pyrosoma

      Paris: An XII, that is, 1804. Quarto, hand-coloured plate and 10 pp.; some toning, but an excellent copy in modern marbled paper wrappers. One of Peron's first scientific articles from the voyage. Very rare indeed: the first printing of one of Péron's earliest scientific articles based on his work during the Baudin voyage. In 1804, newly returned from the voyage, Péron was living in Paris, where he and Lesueur began work on the official Baudin account. He had been resigned to the fact that by sending many of his specimens home, the scientific descriptions of a great number fell to important figures like Cuvier and Jussieu. On his return, however, he pressed on to publish several essays of his own, and one of the first was this essay on "Pyrosoma", bioluminescent organisms common to warm waters (from the Greek pyro "fire", soma "body"). His work on unheralded sea creatures like pyrosoma was the product of his tremendous collecting enthusiasm; he and Lesueur had been overwhelmed and delighted with the myriad different oceanic species they had discovered during the voyage, and later commented that 'their number and diversity afforded an inexhaustible fund of pleasure, and were the subject of philosophical enthusiasm' (quoted in Duyker, François Péron, p. 87). 'Péron's work on jellyfish would ultimately include pioneering observations of their anatomy and physiology, and the collection of many previously undescribed species' (Duyker, p. 64). It was for this reason that the various mollusca and zoophytes he collected were so beautifully illustrated in the official account: the subject of the present article, the Pyrosoma atlanticum, was later figured at the upper left corner of plate 30 of the Atlas. The species is also, interestingly, one of only a handful to now be named after Péron, as its official nomenclature has since been updated to Pyrosoma atlanticum Péron, 1804. Any separate scientific publication relating to the voyage is a rarity: very few indeed survive, probably because of the limited audience to which they were distributed. Although not noted here, this article was published the same year in Annales du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (pp. 437-46); this does confirm, however, that the present article, newly paginated, is a proper offprint rather than simply an extract from the museum journal. Such offprints, where they exist, are recognised as the original editions since they normally precede the journal printing and were typically done in very limited numbers for the author to distribute.

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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 .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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        L'art de faire des armes reduit a ses vrais principes. On y a joint un traite de l'espadon. Wien, Schrämbl 1804. 4°. 3Bll. XII. 1Bl. 91S.; 1Bl. IV. 57S. mit gest. Porträt, 1 gest. Vign. u. 72 (2 gef.) Kupfertafeln, mod. Pbd. mit Rsch.

      . . Thimm 152-153 - Lipperheide Td 58.- Einzige Ausgabe, Erzherzog Karl gewidmet.- Der Verfasser war "Maitre d'Armes" an der Theresianischen Militärakademie in Wien. Im ersten Teil werden die Regeln des Degenfechtens dargelegt, der zweite Teil widmet sich dem Schwertkampf.- Titel gestempelt, sonst sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind (Three Volumes in Four)

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

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

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

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        Voyage a l'Ouest des Monts Alléghanys, dans les États de l'Ohio, du Kentucky et du Tennessée, et Retour a Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de Crapelet for Chez Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie, Libraires, 1804. - 8vo., (7 ¾ x 5 ¼ inches). Half-title; 4-page publisher's Advertisement (very occasional spotting). Fine folding engraved map (short tear near mount, not affecting image). Contemporary full tree calf, both covers gilt-ruled, the smooth spine in six gilt-ruled compartments, black gilt lettering piece in one, gilt florets in the rest (rebacked, preserving much of the original spine). Provenance: Francis Edward Ltd.'s bookseller's ticket to verso of front free endpaper; ink stamp "Physikalisch-Ökonomische Gesellschaft z. Königsberg" to title page; later marginalia. First edition. Michaux's classic narrative of travels west of the Allegheny Mountains. Michaux is most famous as a botanist and author of the comprehensive "North American Sylva." The 1800-mile journey chronicled in this book began when his father Andrew Michaux embarked on the Baudin voyage to Australia in 1800. "Michaux began to seek an opportunity to continue his father's work in North America. With the support of Jean Chaptal, minister of the interior, he sailed for America and arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, on 9 October 1801. He had been instructed to close down the nursery [founded by his father] at Charleston for economic reasons, and he sent back to France those seedlings he thought worthy of cultivation. In the spring of 1802 Michaux toured the forests of New Jersey with David Hosack and also visited Hosack's newly established Elgin Botanic Garden in New York. From there he made an extended visit to Philadelphia, where he met William Bartram and saw William Hamilton's fine collection of trees at Woodlands. He then made a journey through Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee before returning to Carolina, and he met on the way many of his father's old acquaintances. He returned to France at the end of 1803 to organize the shipments of plants and seeds that he had sent back and to make a series of reports on his work. Clearly by then he had formed the idea of producing a major work on the trees of North America" (Ian MacPhail for ANB). Howes M579; Clark II 106; Graff 2781; Sabin 48703. 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS104. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A proud son tells his father of his first case before the High Court, knowing that it will give him ?pleasure to learn that my first opening at the Supreme Court of the United States has been successful as to its issue?? and that he has ?subscribed for the Washington Federalist??

      Autograph Letter Signed with name incorporated on address leaf on verso to ?John Adams Esqr / Quincy / Massachusetts,? 1p, 7.75? x 12.5?. [Washington], February 25, 1804. Expertly infilled, loss of a few words at infilled seal tear noted below by [...]. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ?I received last evening yours of the 11th inst. ?" You cannot employ your leisure more charitably than in writing me these long letters ?" They give me some of the sweetest of my enjoyments, and comfort me amidst the thorns and briars of the path I am travelling. I shall endeavor to complete your set of the [House?s] journals; but I am not sure that I can get spare sheets of all the numbers you want. I now enclose with the last and current number those immediately preceeding the first you have received ?" so that now you will have from N: 25 inclusive ?" But you do not tell me what sheets you want of the Senate?s Journals ?" these are mark?d with letters, at

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        Tabellarische Ãœbersicht der Kennzeichen der Ächtheit und Güte so wie der Verwechselungen und Verfälschungen sämmtlicher einfachen und zusammengesetzten Arzneimittel. Zum bequemen Gebrauche für Ärzte, Physici und Apotheker entworfen.

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1804.. VII, (1), 120, (2) SS. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Folio.. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Der Apothekerssohn Johann Erdwin Christoph Ebermaier (1769-1825) lernte selbst Pharmazie und studierte später in Göttingen Medizin. Seine vielgebrauchte pharmakologische "Tabellarische Ãœbersicht" durchlief zahlreiche Auflagen. - Papierbedingt gebräunt; Titel braunfleckig. Einige kl. Randläsuren (unbeschnittenes Exemplar). - Schelenz 625. Hirsch/Hübotter II, 371. Vgl. Lesky 182 (4. A.). Nicht bei Wellcome.

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        [Historiarum] libri novem. Quibus musarum indita sunt nomina. (preceded by the title in Greek: Herodotou Logoi ennea, hoi per epika lountai mousai).(Colophon: Venice), Aldus Manutius, (colophon: September 1502). Folio (29.5 x 20 cm). With Aldus's anchor and dolphin device on title-page and the verso of the last leaf. Late 19th-century polished tan calf, sewn on 5 cords, blind-tooled boards, each board in a panel design made of triple fillets, the central panel divided into diamonds with the arms of the Dukes of Arenberg in the larger central diamond, a fleur-de-lis in each of the other whole diamons and a roset in each hald-diamond, the central panel in a border made of a floral roll and large rosette corners, green edges.

      Adams H-394; Ahmanson-Murphy 62 & 62a; Dibdin II, p. 19; Dibdin, Introduction (1804), p. 152; PMM 41; Renouard, Annnales 8 (p. 35). Splendid copy of the famous first edition of the original Greek text of the works of Herodotus (ca. 484 BC- ca. 425 BC), "the father of history," published and edited by Aldus Manutius at Venice on the basis of many manuscripts, demonstrating Aldus's dedication to Giovanni Calfurnio da Brescia. By promoting Herodotus as a key to ancient history and society and providing a reliable text, it set the stage for his popularity in the 16th century. It covers the growth of the Persian Empire, the history of Egypt, Persian incursions into Greece, the defeat of the Persians in 490 BC, the Persian king Xerxes's attempt to avenge the Persian defeat and their defeat once again in 479 BC. But perhaps of greatest interest are the strange and fantastic tales and anecdotes, including the circumnavigation of Africa. He carefully distinguished what his sources said from his own opinions, while reporting both (proving the circumnavigation of Africa by the report of the sun to the north, even though he himself thought it impossible)."Herodotus is the earliest historian; his predecessors were by contrast chroniclers. He was the first to collect his materials systematically, to test their accuracy as far as he could, and to arrange his story so as to appeal to, as well as inform, his readers. ... Certainly for the Persian war his authority forms the basis of all modern histories; and, more than that, it is the stuff of legends. Herodotus is far more than a valuable source: always readable, his work has been quoted and translated ever since" (PMM).The text is set entirely in Aldus's famous ligatured Greek type, with guide letters for the initials that were to be added by the illuminator (not added in the present copy, which remains as it came from the press), and a smaller Greek used without ligatures on the title-page. The title, list of the nine muses, quire signatures and colophon (the latter with a list of the quires and their collation) are in Greek and Latin, the Latin list of muses in the world's first italic type, introduced the previous year, and the rest in roman or roman capitals.The great 18th-century classical scholar Wesseling noted that this first edition is very faithful and accurate, compiled with great care and executed with considerable typographical elegance. Dibdin notes that Steven Bergler ranked this edition among the very best productions of the Aldine press.With extensive records of provenance; Lüder Kulenkamp (1771), A. Chr. Bocheer (1796), Chr. Fr. Harless[?] (1824), the Dukes of Arenberg (late 19th-century) and Albert Natural (20th century). In fine condition and with generous margins, with only some light stains on the first page and last page, and a couple tiny marginal worm holes in the last 4 leaves (in the margins except for 1 in the last leaf). Magnificent copy of a seminal first edition from a famous library.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. "Friedrich IIte in der Schlacht bei Kunersdorf. Frederic II a la bataille de Kunersdorf". Friedrich zu Pferde, neben ihm Rittmeister v. Prittwitz, in der Schlacht von Kunersdorf beim Rückzug, i. Hgr. kämpfende Truppen,.

      . Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. L. Wolf, 1804, 49 x 61. Fachgerecht restauriert.

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        An Excursion in France, and Other Parts of the Continent of Europe; From the Cessation of Hostilities in 1801, to the 13th of December 1803. Including a Narrative of the Detention of the English Travellers in that country as Prisoners of War.

      London: Printed for T.N. Longman and C. Rees, 1804. - First edition. Tall 8vo., recently rebound with blue morocco spine, cloth, vii, 304pp. With new e/papers. Faint stamp on titlepage which also has the top corner torn off, pages browned with some foxing o/w a nice copy. Charles MacLean (1788-1824) English medical and political writer. MacLean joined the East India Company and made several voyages to India where he settled and took charge of a hospital in Calcutta. Ordered to leave India he returned to Europe where he travelled to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Paris to advocate the establishment of an international institution for the study and treatment of plague. He was detained and held prisoner by Napoleon in 1803 until he could prove that he had not been in England for the past ten years. His experience in Europe, including his detainment are outlined in the above work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zohar. Bereisheet volume only. [Lacking front board and title page'

      Rabbi Dov Ber Segal. All the approbations hint to the "Owner of the Slavita printing press" [the owner is Rabbi Moshe Shapira Rabbi of Slavita, who at that time concealed his name under the names of his partners Rabbi Dov Ber Segal and Rabbi Dov Ber ben Rabbi Pesach, Slavita Slavuta 1804 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Duchess of La Valliere. An Historical Romance

      translated from the French, two volumes, later half-leather over marbled boards by Brentano's, raised bands, decorated in gilt, leather labels, minor rubbing, feintly spotted, top edges gilt, ribbon markers, a handsome set. 264 and 319 pages; keywords: fiction - women authors; - for John Murray 1804

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        "Malerei und Dichtkunst".

      . Kupferstich, von J. Theater (1804-1870), auf Velin. 22:22,7 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck mit vollem Rand an drei Seiten, oben auf die Plattenkante geschnitten (es handelt sich um die untere Hälfte einer Seite, auf der sich zwei Kupferstiche befanden). Das Gemälde von L. Seidler war 1831 vom Sächsischen Kunstverein angekauft worden (vgl. Boetticher Bd. II, Tl. II (Seidler), I, 13).. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Louise Seidler im Zeichnen nach Kopien antiker Skulpturen durch den Bildhauer F.E.W. Doell (1750-1816) in Gotha. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Jena wurde sie 1806 Schülerin von J.W. Roux (1771-1830). Zum Weiterstudium ging sie 1810 nach Dresden, wo sie unter der Anleitung von L. Vogel (1759-1816) und F.G. Kügelgen (1772-1820) arbeitete. Schon zu dieser Zeit verdiente sie sich, da ihre Familie sie nicht finanziell unterstützte, ihr Geld mit Näh- und Stickarbeiten, später kamen auch Porträtaufträge hinzu. In Dresden hatte sie zum Teil enge Kontakte mit Künstlerkollegen wie Dorothea Stock (1759-1832), Caroline Bardua (1781-1864), Apollonia von Seydelmann (1768-1840), A. Graf (1736-1813), C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840) und G.F. Kersting (1785-1847). Noch aus ihrer Zeit mit dem geselligen Jenaer Kreis der Familien Schelling, Tieck, Schlegel, Gries, Knebel und Fromman war sie auch mit Goethe gut bekannt, durch den sie 1816 ihren ersten großen Auftrag erhielt. Diesen absolvierte sie so erfolgreich, daß sie durch Goethes Unterstützung mehrere Stipendien von Großherzog Carl August erhielt und erst an die Kunstakademie München, dann 1818 nach Rom ging. Während ihres 5jährigen Aufenthaltes in Rom schloß sie sich dem Kreis der Nazarener um J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) an. Dort lernte sie darüber hinaus die Künstlerin Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) kennen. Nach ihrer Rückkehr 1823 wohnte sie zuerst in Jena, bald darauf wurde sie nach Weimar berufen, wo sie die Zeichenlehrerin der Prinzessinnen Marie und Auguste von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach wurde. 1824 wurde sie Kustodin der Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie und damit die erste Frau in Deutschland, die eine solche Position innehatte. 1835 erfolgte die Ernennung zur Hofmalerin von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. Um 1860 verhinderte eine zunehmende Erblindung die künstlerische Tätigkeit.

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        La guerre des dieux.

      Debray 1804 - - Debray, Paris 1804, 9x15,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition complète, la dernière avant la censure. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage beige façon vélin, dos lisse comportant un petit accroc en pied, pièce de titre de basane vert bouteille, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à l'un de ses amis enrichi d'une note manuscrite précisant au dédicataire que 'cette édition est la seule complette'. Ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine, la dernière étant partiellement coupée sans atteinte au texte, quelques rares petites piqûres sans gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE LAS FLORES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1804. VIII+424Pag. 21X15. Desde 1594 a 1804 este fue el primer tratado completo que se edito. Siembra, plantio, recoleccion, cultivo, esquejes, criaderos, fechas de plantacion, descripcion, enfermedades y enemigos con una introduccion de especies en Espana. Magnifica Obra. Ref 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes

      London: J. Johnson, 1804. Octavo, silhouette portrait frontispiece of Woodward, two folding maps of the Celebes and two plates of Malay proas; a very good uncut copy in worn contemporary quarter roan. Medley of marine disasters. Second edition; a popular account of an exotic shipwreck, appended with a mixture of bold and cautionary tales from across the globe, including Captain Bligh's narrative of the Bounty mutiny, and an account of the wreck of the Pandora. Captain Woodward's tale is a grim one indeed: 'In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm. The seamen spent many days trying to locate their ship, but they were finally forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others were taken into captivity' (Hill). The introduction is the work of William Vaughan, attributed as the editor of this book. To Woodward's narrative he has appended further cautionary tales, including the Bounty mutiny, the Antelope and Pandora wrecks, and the sufferings of the crew of the Shah Hormazier in Torres Strait - all offered to readers as 'a valuable seaman's guide'.

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        Observations on the Orifices found in certain Poisonous Snakes

      London: W.Bulmer and Co, 1804. Quarto offprint, title-page, 7 pp., engraved plate; very good in recent wrappers. Snakes preserved at the Hunterian Museum. Detailed monograph on the venom glands of deadly serpents, with a detailed engraved plate, published as an offprint of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Sir Everard Home (1756-1832) was a surgeon and author of over 100 Royal Society papers, efforts which won him the prestigious Copley medal in 1807. Home wrote primarily on surgery and the challenges associated with post-operative infection. He also dabbled in natural history subjects (of which this offprint is one such example) and was elected keeper and a trustee of the Hunterian Museum in 1817. The plate in this offprint 'is taken from a preparation in the Hunterian Museum'. Home was a problematic individual, described in the Dictionary of National Biography as 'vain, overbearing, and violent in language'. His reputation was seriously damaged by charges of plagiarising the work of his brother-in-law, the surgeon John Hunter (allegations exacerbated by Home's decision to destroy Hunter's papers after retaining them for some thirty years). Such offprints, where they exist, are recognised as the original editions since they normally precede the journal printing and were typically done in very limited numbers for the author to distribute.

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        Observations on the Orifices found in certain Poisonous Snakes?

      W.Bulmer and Co, London 1804 - Quarto offprint, title-page, 7 pp., engraved plate; very good in recent wrappers. Snakes preserved at the Hunterian Museum. Detailed monograph on the venom glands of deadly serpents, with a detailed engraved plate, published as an offprint of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Sir Everard Home (1756-1832) was a surgeon and author of over 100 Royal Society papers, efforts which won him the prestigious Copley medal in 1807. Home wrote primarily on surgery and the challenges associated with post-operative infection. He also dabbled in natural history subjects (of which this offprint is one such example) and was elected keeper and a trustee of the Hunterian Museum in 1817. The plate in this offprint 'is taken from a preparation in the Hunterian Museum'. Home was a problematic individual, described in the Dictionary of National Biography as 'vain, overbearing, and violent in language'. His reputation was seriously damaged by charges of plagiarising the work of his brother-in-law, the surgeon John Hunter (allegations exacerbated by Home's decision to destroy Hunter's papers after retaining them for some thirty years). Such offprints, where they exist, are recognised as the original editions since they normally precede the journal printing and were typically done in very limited numbers for the author to distribute. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        2 lettres autographes signées

      - DASH, Gabrielle Anna de Cisternes de Courtiras vicomtesse de Saint-Mars, dite comtesse (1804-1872), femme de lettres, collaboratrice d¿Alexandre Dumas. 2 lettres autographes signées adressées à son ami Honoré de SUSSY. Pirieni, 12 mai et 18 août 1845. 3 p. in-12 et 2 p. ½ in-8, aux armes gaufrées des princes de Moldavie. Très belles lettres écrites de Moldavie, après son mariage avec un prince roumain. « .Le roman a eu son dénouement prévu. Je suis aussi heureuse que possible, j'ai un magnifique avenir, un mari dont le seul défaut est d¿être trop beau et trop jeune, tout cela me semble un rêve. » Le seul obstacle est l'opposition du prince régnant mais elle a trouvé beaucoup de sympathie auprès de sa belle-mère et de la noblesse de Moldavie. Consciente que les journaux voudront faire écho à son aventure, elle demande à Sussy de veiller à ce qu'aucun article ne paraisse dans le Courrier français avant qu'il ait pu en prendre connaissance, « tout ce que je désire, c'est qu'on ne parle pas de moi, ni en bien ni en mal », mais s'il fallait qu'un article paraisse, il faudrait qu'on cite seulement son nom de plume, afin de ne pas blesser le vicomte de Saint-Mars et sa famille. Cette première lettre ayant provoqué un malentendu entre elle et le comte de Sussy, elle souhaite qu'ils se pardonnent mutuellement et espère avoir la chance de le voir cet hiver, s'il va en Italie.

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        Recherches chimiques sur la végétation

      Paris: V.e Nyon, 1804. 1st Edition. Half cloth. Very good. 1st Edition. Half cloth. 8vo (201 × 132 mm), pp. viii, 327, [8], one folding engraved plate and 16 folding printed tables; some light foxing; tear with loss to inner corner of front free endpaper; bookplate of Philippe de Vilmorin to front pastedown; hinges cracked; else very good in contemporary cloth backed boards, somewhat worn. First edition of a pioneering work of ecology, and the first scientific work to use the metrical system.The Recherches, Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure's (1767-1845) principle work, 'which took seven years to write, laid the foundation of a new science, phytochemistry. Saussure examined the chief active components of plants, their synthesis, and their decomposition. He specified the relationship between vegetation and the environment and here, too, did pioneering work in what became the fields of pedology and ecology' (P. E. Pilet, DSB, XII, p. 124) Among the scientific advances made in the book, Saussure demonstrated that the increase in mass of the plant could not be due solely to uptake of water, but also the uptake of CO2, thus providing the groundwork for our understanding of photosynthesis. 'Using new techniques, he corroborated, with great precision, the observations of Mariotte, which had given rise to the Boyle-Mariotte law.' (Ibid., p. 123) Another decisive feature of this work is its of use of the metrical system of measurement, introduced by 1799, making it the first scientific work to do so.Provenance: Philippe André de Vilmorin (1776-1862) was a leading French horticulturist, and founder of the Arboretum Vilmorin, a private arboretum founded on the site of a former hunting lodge of Louis XIV on the Île-de-France, and the Arboretum national des Barres, an experimental forest. More recently this copy was in the possession of the botanists Robert and Jelena de Belder, who with Robert's brother George, built the Arboretum Kalmthout, Belgium's most famous botanical gardens.Bolton I, 800; Cole, 1160; Duveen, 531; Partington III, 283; not in Ferguson; COPAC shows five copies in UK institutions.

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        Essays on physiognomy; for the promotion and the knowledge and the love of mankind translated into English by Thomas Holcroft . To which are added one hundred physiognomonical rules, a posthumous work by Mr. Lavater, and memoirs of the life of the author.

      H. D. Symons and J. Walker, London 1804 - Second edition illustrated by four hundred and eighteen engravings, 3 vols., 8vo, pp. vi, [2], cxlix, [1], 242; [4], 324; [6], 399, [1], [10] index; copper-engraved frontispiece portrait after Corbould, 424 engraved plates, leaf B1 in vol. 1 with marginal restoration, occasional neat pencil annotations throughout; contemporary polished half tan calf over marbled boards, maroon and black morocco labels on gilt-paneled spine, sprinkled edges; some rubbing and wear but in all a very good copy. Lowndes II, p. 1321. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Essays on physiognomy; for the promotion and the knowledge and the love of mankind …translated into English by Thomas Holcroft .. To which are added one hundred physiognomonical rules, a posthumous work by Mr. Lavater, and memoirs of the life of the author."

      London: H. D. Symons and J. Walker. 1804. "Second edition illustrated by four hundred and eighteen engravings, 3 vols., 8vo, pp. vi, [2], cxlix, [1], 242; [4], 324; [6], 399, [1], [10] index; copper-engraved frontispiece portrait after Corbould, 424 engraved plates, leaf B1 in vol. 1 with marginal restoration, occasional neat pencil annotations throughout; contemporary polished half tan calf over marbled boards, maroon and black morocco labels on gilt-paneled spine, sprinkled edges; some rubbing and wear but in all a very good copy. Lowndes II, p. 1321."

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        LA MINERVE, Vaisseau Aerien Destine aux Decouvertes, et propose a toutes les Academies de l'Europe; par le Physicien Robertson, Ci - devant Professeur a l'Ecole centrale du departement de l'Ourte, de la Societe Galvanique

      Vienna, SV Degen, 1804 and Paris Hocquet, 1820.de celle d'Emulation de Liege, et de celle pour l'Encouragement des Sciences et Arts de Hambourg. SECOND EDITION, revue et corrigee, 1820. French text, 8vo, approximately 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, woodcut title vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations printed on 3 pages, 1 large folding plate of the Minerve, plus at the end 1 EXTRA folding plate (probably a facsimile) of a fantasy flying machine which seems to come from an Italian work, pages: 36, (4), bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, contrasting gilt lettered labels, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners and hinges very slightly rubbed, small blemish to upper hinge, front inner paper hinge cracked, 2 very small repairs to edge of front endpaper, slightly foxed throughout, mostly light, the folding plate is faintly foxed at the edges, there is a small light stain at the top outer corner, a tiny piece missing from the lower corner and a very short closed edge tear at the inner edge (repaired on reverse), the unnumbered illustrated pages at the end are very faintly foxed at the edges, otherwise a very good copy. Étienne - Gaspard Robert (1763 - 1837) was a famous Belgian stage magician pioneering projection techniques for phantasmagoria shows, at the same time pursuing an academic career as professor of physics at Liege, specialising in optics. He also had vast experience with balloons - he was Commandant des Aerostiers during the war, serving under General Jourdain in Belgium and Holland in 1803 / 4, providing valuable observations on the enemy troops and movements from tethered and untethered balloon observing stations; he is also regarded by some as the inventor of the parachute. There was nothing about the balloon described in this pamphlet that would have worked, and Robertson knew it, intending his work to be more of caricature of existing attempts in flight than as a science fiction creation. The balloon was to have been one of the biggest ever designed with a 150 foot diameter for a load of 161,000 lbs including 60 scientists, plus some ladies who have their own quarters, and it was to be fitted out with a library, church, exercise area, chemistry laboratory, music room, food and wine storage, kitchen, the only place where a fire is allowed, etc. It is also provided with a small ship underneath for sea landings. The first edition which is extremely scarce was first published in Vienne, France in 1804. This is mentioned on the title page and see Tissandier, Bibliographie Aeronautique page 33. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        View of Sydney Cove, New South Wales

      London: F. Jukes, 10 April, 1804. Hand-coloured aquatint, 435 x 605 mm., a good example, complete with caption, in an old frame. One of the great early views of Sydney. A fine early view of Sydney, just the second view of Australia to have been separately published, and the earliest depiction of boat-building in the infant colony. The few large separately-issued early Australian views are all of great rarity, and this magnificent coloured aquatint engraving is a particularly good example of this famous image with excellent original colouring. Edward Dayes, the English artist of this fine aquatint, had earlier links with Australia. He had worked on sketches by the convict artist Thomas Watling which were published in David Collins's An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, London, 1798, and on engravings published in John Hunter's An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, London, 1793. The caption to the engraving reads "From an Original Picture in the possession of Isaac Clementson Esq. Drawn by E. Dayes from a Picture painted at the Colony. Engraved by F. Jukes, London, Published April 10, 1804 by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland St.". The original picture referred to here, now lost, was presumably a painting done in the colony by Thomas Watling. The Government Dock Yard, established by John Hunter, shows the frame of Governor Hunter's brig 'Portland' partly finished; her frame had been laid down in 1797, but as Governor King noted in 'Return of Government Shipping', 9th November 1802, five years later she was still "in Frame, no shipwrights to work on her

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        Aussichten in den gegenwärtigen wichtigen Zeitpunkt für Deutschland. allen Vaterlandsfreunden gewidmet.

      Halle, Verlag der Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung 1804 - Buch ist in altersgemäßem Zustand. Einband leicht bestossen und offensichtlich nachträglich mit lackiertem Papier beklebt. Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt. 98 S. Deutsch 150g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Chine et en Tartarie... traduit de l'anglais

      Paris: la veuve Lepetit, 1804. Six volumes, small octavo, and an atlas of uniform size, with twenty double-page plates; marginal wormholes affecting 50 pp. in the last text volume; original dark calf decorated in blind and gilt, an attractive set in excellent condition. Beautiful French edition. A most attractive set of the delightful 'Bibliothèque portative' edition, a diminutive French version of the official narrative of the important Macartney embassy to China, by which the British sought to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations. Staunton accompanied the embassy as Secretary, and compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador and his fellow envoys. It is of great interest not only for its description of the exotic court of the emperor Qianlong (1793-1794) but also for its descriptions of the many places visited en route at the close of the eighteenth century.

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