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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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        A Sporting Tour through the Northern Parts of England, and Great Part of the Highlands of Scotland

      London: Vernor and Hood 1804 - Bound in contemporary half-calf, with wear and rubbing, especially to corners where the leather has worn through to the boards. Head and tail of spine worn down to headbands, leather splitting along joints, but no splitting to inner hinges and boards firmly attached. Marbled paper to boards has some pieces missing. [xxviii], 312 pages. With 16 engraved plates, as called for. Internally there is the usual age-toning to paper, contents are clean with the occasional light foxing, textblock is firm with no loose pages. There is an old inkstain (2cm in width) on pages 157-160 affecting the text and a small hole through one leaf (pp.159-160). See photos for condition, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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). - 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). Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 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.

      [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).

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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.

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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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