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

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Le Buffon de la jeunesse, ou abrégé de l'histoire des trois règnes de la nature. Ouvrage élémentaire, à l'usage des jeunes-gens de l'un et l'autre sexes, et des personnes qui veulent prendre des notions d'histoire naturelle. Orné de 57 planches. (1.:) Cosmographie et quadrupèdes. (2.:) Quadrupèdes et oiseaux. (3.:) Oiseaux et poissons. (4.:) Poissons, reptiles, coquillages, crustacées. (5.:) végétaux et mineraux.

      Le Prieur,, Paris, 1804 - 3. Auflage. 5 Bde. Paris, Le Prieur, 1804. Klein-8°. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz u. 56 gest. Tafeln. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung. Vorsätze mit Leimschatten. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt u. vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. Gelenke von Band eins geplatzt und eine Tafel lose. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. einfacher Rückenvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        History of British Birds: Vol I - Land Birds, and Vol II - Water Birds: 2 volume set

      Newcastle: Edward Walker Printer & Bookseller 1804 - First edition, 2nd issue. Two VG HB vols in original tan/gilt leather boards with stamped decoration, rebacked with new matching leather spines, with original spines overlaid. The old tan/gilt leather spines have 5 raised bands, with new black/gilt leather title labels in panels. All edges marbled, new endpapers. Both vols have owner's name in old brown ink on flyleaves. Vol I has 386pp plus 38pp intro & prelims. Vol II has 400pp plus 20pp intro & prelims. Both vols have the author's beautiful wood-engravings of birds and country scenes throughout. Lovely copies, clean & tight and sympathetically restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheshire Book Centre]
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        History of British Birds.

      - The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Vol. II. Containing the History and Description of Water Birds. Newcastle: Edward Walker, for T Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London, 1804. Second volume in first edition. xxxviii, 346 + xx, 400 pp. Modern halfleather bindings with marbled paper on boards and sparsely decorated spines. Occational brownspotting throughout, mostly in the beginning and end of the first volume. Titlepage of vol. I with name, stain and brownspotting. 22 x 14 cm.[#\69749] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA, DISPLAYED IN FIFTY COLOURED ENGRAVINGS ; with descriptions, and an introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq. - COSTUMES DES ETATS HEREDITAIRES DE LA MAISON D'AUTRICHE, consistant en cinquante gravures coloriées ; dont les description [sic], ainsi que l'introduction, ont été rédigées par M. Bertrand de Moleville.

      1804 - London, William Miller, 1804. In-folio (280 X 380) maroquin à grain long lie-de-vin, large encadrement de grecques dorées sur les plats, encadrement de dentelles à froid, cadre central de filets dorés et dentelles à froid, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés, caissons ornés aux petits fers, dentelles et filets dorés, titres dorés, coupes et coiffes ornées, bordure intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, frontispice, titre en anglais, titre en français, XXVIII pages d'avis et introduction, (1) f. de table des planches, (50) ff. de notices décrivant les planches, 50 planches hors-texte, (1) f. blanc. Ex-libris gravé de Samuel RYLAND, avec la devise "Not the last", collé sur le premier contreplat. BELLE EDITION contenant 50 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées par Ellis et Pool, finement coloriées à l'époque. Ces planches représentent de nombreux personnages populaires en costume : paysans et villageois de la Haute Autriche, de la haute Carniole, du Comté de Neutra, de la plaine de Moravie, tyrolien, hongrois, des bohémiens, etc. ainsi que trois planches de types juifs (juive et juifs polonais, juif de Montgatz). (COLAS, 766-67 - LIPPERHEIDE, 831 - RAHIR, 542 - VINET, 2170). Exemplaire de Samuel RYLAND (1764-1843), riche industriel et philantrope anglais, originaire de Birmingham, avec son ex-libris gravé et la devise "Not the last". MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE, d'une grande fraicheur, dans une reliure en maroquin décorée de l'époque parfaitement conservée. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Multura Fort

      Edward Orme, London 1804 - An excellent view from Blagdon's 'A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India'. The original watercolour by William Orme after Ward, from which the present image was worked by Stadler, is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 424. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, after a watercolour by William Orme from a drawing by Colonel Ward.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A View From the King's Barracks, Fort St. George (India/Asia/Far East)

      London 1804 - Engraving with original hand-color. From 24 Views In Indostan by William Orme. Engraving by Harraden, after Ward. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21". Inventory#: p1847pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Icones oculi humani. (Angbunden:) Ders.: Icones organi auditus humani. - (Angebunden:) Ders.: Icones organorum humanorum gustus et vocis. - (Angebunden:) Ders.: Icones organorum humanorum olfactus.

      Varrentrapp und Wenner,, Frankfurt, 1804 - 4 Werke in einem Band. Frankfurt, Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1804-1810. Folio. I: VIII, 94 S. Mit 16 (2 kolorierten Tafeln). - II: VIII, 33 S. Mit 9 gestochenen Tafeln. - III: VI, 6, II, 6 S. Mit 4 gestochenen Tafeln. - IV: VIII, 23 S. Mit 9 gestochenen Tafeln. Total 38 Kupfertafeln. Geglätteter Kalblederband der Zeit mit zwei vergoldeten Rückenschildern und klassizistischer Rückenvergoldung. Choulant-Frank 309. - Waller 9046, 9047, 9048 und 9049. - Vgl. Garrison-M. 1489, 1455, 1554 und 1454 jeweils für die deutsche Ausgabe. - Seltene Sammlung der vier wichtigen Arbeiten in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die jeweils kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschienen. Choulant bezeichnet Soemmerings Arbeit über das menschliche Auge als dessen "vollkommenstes Werk". Von den 16 Kupfertafeln sind sieben Umrissradierungen und eine handkoloriert. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Köck. Alle vier Teile zusammen von grosser Seltenheit, hier in einem Vorzugsexemplar auf starkem Velin-Papier und in einem sehr dekorativen, wohlerhaltenen Einband. - Stellenweise, meist im Schnitt, leicht stockfleckig. Ecken leicht bestossen. Sprache: N Geglätteter Kalblederband der Zeit mit zwei vergoldeten Rückenschildern und klassizistischer Rückenvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Beskrivelse over Bornholm.

      1804 1804 - Første Del (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1804. XII + 412 s. Helt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med lettere brugsspor. * Forfatteren blev for denne bog idømt 14 dages fængsel og bogen blev konfiskeret på grund af nogle frimodie udtagelser om Frederik III s behandling af Corfitz Ulfeldt. Meget sjælden. Bibl. Dan. II, 693. Iversen 53.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Entwurf meiner Ideen zur Physik". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. ("Dr. Windischmann").

      Aschaffenburg, 13. VII. 1804. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Beschreibung von Aufbau und Konzept seiner im Jahr darauf bei Göbhardt erschienenen "Ideen zur Physik": "Die ganze Schrift zerfällt in 2 Bände, deren jeder 25 bis 28 Bogen enthalten wird. - Das erste Buch die mystische und physische Ansicht des Himmels und die Theorie der Weltgese[t]ze in allen Erscheinungen des Himmels nachgewießen - das innere Wesen des Sonnensystems insbesondere [.] Der zweite Band beginnt mit dem zweiten Buch, welches sich mit den Ideen über die Entwicklung der Erde und der lebendigen Wesen beschäftigt [.] Man erwarte nicht, in dieser Schrift bloß eine Nachbildung der neuesten Systeme zu finden: es dürfte jeden ein eigner und unbefangnerer Geist daraus ansprechen [.]". - C. J. H. Windischmann wirkte seit 1818 als Professor der Philosophie an der damals neugegründeten Universität Bonn und lehrte auch Enzyklopädie und Geschichte der Medizin an der Medizinischen Fakultät. "In seinen Publikationen behandelte er medizinische, naturphilosophische und philosophische Themen; 1804 erschien von ihm eine Übersetzung des 'Timaios' von Platon. Im romantischen Geist der Zeit verstand Windischmann die historische Betrachtung zugleich als Gegenwartsanalyse und Zukunftsprognose [.] und setzte sich für eine Verbindung der Medizin mit der Philosophie und Theologie ein" (DBE).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      London: Printed by T. Bensley; for Wynne and Scholey, 45, and J. Wallis, 46, Paternoster-Row, 1803-1804 - Also contains some preliminary material, such as Rowe's Life of Shakespeare and the Bard's will. In the contemporary hand of the bookseller who assembled this set are prices for each facet of the set, listed on the ffep: "Books £5 5. Plates £2 12 6. Plates £4 4. Do. £3. Binding £10--. Total £25 1 6" 10 vols., Thick 8vo. Wood-engraved vignette on each volume title, engraved portrait frontispiece and many plates engraved in copper and also aquatint after T. Stothard, Thurston, Gardiner, Burney and others. WITH 215 EXTRA PLATES. Bound in full straight-grained crimson morocco, with gilt plaque stamp on central panel of upper and lower covers of Shakespeare and Thalia (?) and Melpomene, all edges gilt. Bookplates of Willis Vickery and Edward Karfiol. Vickery Sale, 1935. Lot 649 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Code Civil des Français, précédé des motifs qui en ont déterminé les lois

      de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1804 - 118 p. inc. port., 1 h. si num., 43-359 p. Holandesa de época, gastada. Una de las muchas ediciones que el mismo año de la original, 1804, se imprimieron del Código de Napoleón, denominación oficial que en 1807 se dio al hasta entonces llamado Código Civil de los Franceses, aprobado el 24 de marzo de 1804 y todavía hoy en vigor, aunque con numerosas e importantes reformas. Los primeros intentos de codificación se deben a la Asamblea Constituyente de 1790, formada durante la Revolución Francesa, que acordó la creación de un código de leyes civiles comunes para todo el reino, redactado de forma simple y clara y conforme al espíritu de la Constitución.El Código de Napoleón es digno de elogio por numerosas razones: está redactado en un lenguaje claro, sencillo y conciso que consigue aunar todos las ideas tradicionales con otras muchas revolucionarias. Se trata de un código de gran precisión técnica en el plano jurídico, que satisface todas las necesidades de la clase burguesa ascendente y de una sociedad en vías de desarrollo bajo un signo liberal y capitalista.La difusión del Código Civil francés fue extraordinaria, imprimiéndose en diversos territorios europeos durante las Guerras Napoleónicas y se aceptó en Bélgica, donde todavía sigue vigente. Influyó en todas las codificaciones del siglo XIX, en particular en el Código Civil Italiano de 1865, en el español de 1889 a través del proyecto frustrado de Florentino García Goyena de 1851, y se halla en la base de diversos códigos civiles sudamericanos.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Pomona Britannica

      London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804]-1812. Broadsheets (23 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches). With the author's printed slip explaining the absence of three pineapple plates, 1 page of index. 90 aquatints with stipple engraving by Brookshaw, printed in colors and finished by hand (one "Strawberry" plate with slight split at platemark). Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind (rebacked preserving the original spine). First complete edition, plates watermarked 1810-1816. Originally published in parts between 1804 and 1812 and dedicated to the Prince Regent. Many of the specimens were taken from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens, among other great British gardens, and include: 256 varieties of fruit are depicted in the 90 plates, the subjects include 7 plates of Cherries; 10 of Plums or Apricots; 15 of Peaches and Nectarines; 5 of Pineapples; 17 of Grapes; 9 of Melons, 11 of Pears and 7 of Apples. George Brookshaw's splendid "Pomona Brittanica" is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the "Pomona" marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790's, and with the "Pomona" he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the "Pomona" remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's "Temple of Flora," Brookshaw's Pomona is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw's fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the "Pomona Britannica" was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of "succeeding generations." The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work. Nissen 244; Pritzel 1182..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        An Ordinance by the President, Managers and Company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road. Also, The Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania Incorporating the Said Company

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        PARADISE LOST a poem in 12 books & PARADISE REGAINED a poem in 4 books, ** 3 Volumes **

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

      [Bookseller: Cobweb Books]
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        A PLAN OF MATHEMATICAL LEARNING TAUGHT IN THE ROYAL ACADEMY PORTSMOUTH. PERFORMED BY THOMAS WHICHCOTE, A STUDENT THERE

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Life of a Lover

      London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson, 1804 - Offered at 36s 6d in boards First edition, with half-titles. 6 vols., 8vo. xi, 320; 336; 314; 363; 298; 376 pp. Vols. 1-4, Printed by S. Hamilton, Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street. Vols. 5 & 6 "T. Davison, White-Friars.". Bound in contemporary Irish marbled calf, with red morocco spines. Bookplate of Nicholas Browne (d. 1816), Mount Hazel (County Galway.) Fine, small irregularity on the upper cover of volume one. Garside & Schowerling 1804, 38; Wolff 3998 (note) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Trattato della pittura

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

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

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

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        Boosh Wannah's

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

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        General Charte von Australien

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

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

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

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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

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

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        HISTOIRE DE LA VIE DE JESUS-CHRIST. Edition ornée de gravures, d'après les tableaux des plus grands maîtres, sous la direction de L. Petit. [2 volumes].

      1804 - Paris, Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1804. ?Deux volumes in-quarto (188 X 244) chevrette bleu de Prusse, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés entièrement ornés aux petits fers, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, lieu et année d'édition en queue, roulette dorée en queue et tête, deux encadrements triple filet doré sur les plats avec écoinçons au second, coupes filetées, coiffes ornées, tranches dorées sur marbrure, large dentelle dorée en bordure intérieure (BELZ suc Niédrée). Tome I : faux-titre, frontispice, titre, VIII-514 pages, 39 planches ; Tome II : faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 534 pages, 34 planches, une carte gravée dépliante. MAGNIFIQUE PUBLICATION, d'un beau tirage. Les feuillets de texte et les planches ont été imprimés sur papier vergé filigrané "Vie de J. C.". « Belle édition de cet ouvrage estimé ; elle est ornée de 75 gravures assez jolies, faites d'après les principaux tableaux des trois écoles qui ont rapport au texte. On en recherche particulièrement le premier tirage » (Brunet). 75 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées sur vergé fort au burin par Jacques-Louis Petit (1760-1812), d'après les plus célèbres tableaux des écoles italienne, française et flamande. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE, entièrement lavé et encollé, parfaitement relié et doré par BELZ. (Brunet, Manuel de l'amateur, III, 1077-78. ? Graesse, Trésor de livres rares et précieux, IV, 210. ? Béraldi, Les Graveurs du XIXe, T. X, 265). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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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