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        Topography of Troy, and Its Vicinity

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

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

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

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        Mémoire sur le nouveau genre Pyrosoma

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind (Three Volumes in Four)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Duchess of La Valliere. An Historical Romance

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

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        "Malerei und Dichtkunst".

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

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        La guerre des dieux.

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

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        TRATADO DE LAS FLORES

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

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

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

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        Observations on the Orifices found in certain Poisonous Snakes

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

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        Observations on the Orifices found in certain Poisonous Snakes?

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

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        2 lettres autographes signées

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

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        Recherches chimiques sur la végétation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        View of Sydney Cove, New South Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map of America.

      London 24 Rathbone Place 4th September 1804 - Engraved wall map, fine original full wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, edged in blue silk. Dimensions: 1212 × 1467 mm (47.75 × 57.75 inches). A rare and attractive wall map of America in full-wash colour. Arrowsmith drew from several sources whilst composing the map, most notably from Mackenzie's 1789 exploration of the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Northwest, an account of which was subsequently produced in 1798. Mackenzie had been comissioned by the North-West Fur Company and, remarkably, traversed almost 3,000 miles in just 120 days. Early editions of this map, of which the present example is one, also act as a snap-shot of America before the exploration by Alexander von Humboldt. In later editions Arrowsmith incorporates many of Humbolt's findings. 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 mathamatics to the area of cartography. Around 1770 Arrowsmith moved to London to seek employment. It is believed that he worked for William Faden and then joined 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. Map Forum, Isue 5, p.20-24. Stevens 1(c); Goss 70; BLMC Maps 69810.(15.).

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        Mémoire sur le nouveau genre Pyrosoma

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

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        Historische Abhandlung von dem uralten Benediktiner=Kloster, und nachmaligen Chorstifte Schliers in Oberbaiern. Verfaßt im Jahre 1788.

      Mchn., im akademischen Verlag, 1804.. 19,5 x 12 cm. 144 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarte. Spätere HLwd.. Lentner 10414: "Selten!"; nicht bei Pfister. - Die schöne, 1797 datierte Karte von Joseph Rauschmeyr zeigt die "Reichsgrafschaft Hochenwaldeck in Bayern nunmehr das churfurstl Gericht Miesbach mit Einschluss des Vogteygerichts Schliers". - Beigebunden I.: Boxler, L. "Geschichtliche Nachrichten des königlichen Landgerichts Schongau im Isarkreise. Der Hohenpeisenberg". Agb., Jenisch und Stage, 1831. Mit gefalt. lithographierter Karte und gefalt. lithographierter Tabelle. - II.: Derselbe. "Hohenschwangau's Denkwürdigkeiten und Vorzüge". Füssen, Selbstverlag, 1833. - III.: "Kurze Beschreibung des Kalvarienberges beim Markte Tölz in Oberbayern". Tölz, Seybold, 1868. - Rücken blass. Teils leicht fleckig, mehrfach gestempelt.

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        Paterson's Twenty Four Miles Round London, with References to Seats of the Nobility and Gentry.

      1804 - London: Bowles & Carver, 1804. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued , 660 x 660mm A very decorative map of the environs of London with numbered references surrounding the map, referring to the owners of various estates. It extends from Windsor Castle in the west, clockwise to Hertford, Harlow, Billericay, Tilbury, Gravesend, Reigate, Dorking & Staines. Of particular interest is the Surrey Iron Railway, which is probably Britain's first public railway. Established by Act of Parliament in 1801, the nine-mile track from Wandsworth and Croydon was built by William Jessop and opened in1803. Independent hauliers, using their own horse-drawn wagons, were allowed to use the tracks to haul goods at speeds of four miles an hour, charged per ton per mile. HOWGEGO No. 212a State 4

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        THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT DAY

      Petersburg, Va. 1804-1805/1816.. Four volumes. Later allegorical print of Virginia bound in near front of first volume. Late 19th century three quarter calf and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, t.e.g. Light shelfwear, mostly to the heads of spines. Two bookplates on front pastedown of each volume (including that of Joseph Y. Jeanes of Philadelphia). Two early ownership signatures on titlepage of first and second volumes (J. Smith Davison and W. Davison). Text lightly tanned (moreso in fourth volume), scattered foxing. Very good overall. An important history of Virginia, here present with the very rare fourth volume. That volume, issued years after the rest of the set, was largely destroyed by fire and only a few copies have survived. The author, well known as a dramatist, was an Irish emigrant and enthusiastic Jeffersonian. After his death in a duel in 1808, the fourth volume was written by Skelton Jones and Louis Girardin, supposedly with the aid of Thomas Jefferson, to whom it is dedicated. That volume covers 1775 to 1781. Jefferson also assisted Burk in the research for the second and third volumes by lending him manuscripts, newspapers, and other materials, and Burk quotes Jefferson's NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA... throughout his HISTORY... (see Sowerby for details). "The lengthy appendices are of the highest historical importance" - Eberstadt. HOWES B971, "b." SABIN 9273. HAYNES 2499. CHURCH 1298. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 464. EBERSTADT 131:686.

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        Praktische Anleitung zur Aufführung, Wiederherstellung und Erhaltung bequemer und das Commerz befördernder Landstraßen.

      Wien, Degen, 1804.. (20,5 x 12,5 cm). VIII, 183 S. Mit 3 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 5 gefalteten Tabellen. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Wiebeking (1762-1842) hat sich als Straßen- und Wasserbaumeister sowie als Geograph große Verdienste erworben, besonders um den Ausbau der bayerischen Verkehrswege wie u.a. die Anlage von 25 Chausseen. In vorliegendem Band behandelt er alle Aspekte des Straßenbaus. Die Tafeln zeigen zahlreiche Querschnitte durch verschiedene Straßenkonstruktionen, Dämme, Brücken und Berge. - Titel mit Stempel und kleinem Tintenfleck. Der farbige Schnitt geringfügig ausgelaufen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung

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        DAME PARTLETS' FARM; containing An Account of the great riches she obtained b industry, the good life she led, and alas, good reader! Her sudden death; to which is added, a Hymn, written by Dame Partlet, just before her death, and an epitaph for her tomb-stone.

      68, [4 book catalogue] pages. Illustrated with 13 wood-engravings and some printing devices. Bound in near contemporary half-calf, recently re-backed. 13 x 10.9 cm. Trimmed at head, occasionally into the running title; else a very good copy of a scarce title. The book was first published by Harris in 1804 in a slightly smaller book. The author, according to Mrs Moon, may well have been Dr James Hodson, an author noted for his religious publications. See Moon 178(2). See Osborne, page 242, for an imperfect copy of the 1804 first edition.

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        Gallerie der Welt, in einer bildlichen und beschreibenden Darstellung von merkwürdigen Ländern; von Völkern nach ihrem körperlichen, gestigen und bürgerlichen Zustande; von Thieren; von Natur- und Kunsterzeugnissen; von Ansichten der schönen und erhebenen Natur; von alten und neuen Denkmälern, mit beständiger Rücksicht auf Beförderung der Humanität und Aufklärung. Vierter Band (Asien).

      Berlin (Oehmigke d.J.) 1804.. 4 Bll., 400 S., 16 kolorierte Kupfertafeln, davon 1 gefaltete Karte als Frontispiz. 25 x 21 cm, Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch. (Einb. etwas berieben u. bestoßen: Frontispiz etw. knittrig. Kaum fleckig, in frischen Farben). * Dieser Band enthält drei Teile und behandelt die Tataren (Turkomannen, Chiwaer, Karakalpaken, Alazen und Krigisen), die Süd-Dschagatai od. große Bucharei; die kaukasische Landenge (Circassien, Ostetien, Georgien u.a.); die asiatische Türkei mit den Provinzen Natolien, Armenien, Kurdistan, Irak-Arabi, Al-Dschesira und Syrien. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Ansichten, darunter Baalbek, Palmyra, Rhodos, Samos, Shiraz, Armenien, Yemen sowie die Bewohner in ihren Trachten. Das Frontispiz mit einer Karte des Schwarzen Meers, einer Nebenkarte des Marmarameers und 4 kl. Ansichten der Dardanellen-Schlösser

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        THE DANCE OF DEATH, Painted By H. Holbein and Engraved By W. Hollar / Bound with MEDITATIONS AND REFLECTIONS By James Hervery, Transposed Into Blank Verse By George Cocking of Redruth, Dedicated By Hin; the Most noble Arthur, Marquis & Earl of Wellington

      John Harding / Wellington 1813, London 1804 - 2 Books bound in 1. THE DANCE OF DEATH, Printed by C. Whittingham for John Harding, 1804. Very well illustrated with 30 Plates + a Fold Out Plate of "The Dance Macaber" Engraved by Wencesalus Hollar. Also Frontispiece Plate with Portrait of Hollar and another Plate with a Portrait of Hans Holbein. 70 Text Pages. Bound with an Edition of James Hervey's much loved MEDITATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS, Containig Meditations among the Tombs - Reflections on a Flower Garden - A Descant on Creation - Contempations on the Night - The Starry Heavens - and a Winter Piece. Transposed into Blank Verse by George Cocking of Redruth, Cornwall. Dedicated by him to the Duke of Wellington.268 Pages + interesting 5 Page List of Subscribers (mostly Cornish). Contemporary Brown Full-Leather Binding with Gilt Decoration to spine. 8 3/4" Tall, 380g. Splits to leather down sides of spine and front hinge tender. A little scuffing to leather. "The Dance of Death" has very light foxing, Marginal on the plates (very little on the illustrations themselves) (see photos). Hervey's work in very good, clean condition. Please ask if you would like any more Pictures or Information. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CUP OF SWEETS, that can never cloy; or Delightful Tales for Good Children. By a lady.

      iv, 216 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full untitled sheep; spine with gilt bands. 12mo. First edition. Staining from the leather to the first and last two leaves; little bumped; else a very good copy of the first edition. A popular book that reached its seventh edition in 1818. Moon 740.

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        NEW-YORK TERM REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THAT STATE

      New York. 1804-6.. New York. 1804-6.. Three volumes. v,iv,619; [2],[6],405; vii,360,16pp. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, slight wear, hinges of volume one cracked but cords sound. Overall good. Prior to the publication of these reports, all legal reports issued in the United States had been private efforts. In 1804 the New York legislature provided for the appointment of a reporter to the state supreme court, and Caines became the first official reporter in the United States. According to the DAB, the three volumes of reports he issued were "distinguished by brevity and accuracy, and for long enjoyed a high reputation with both bench and bar." These reports thus inaugurated a new era in the reporting of cases, as well as including a number of important cases from the Jeffersonian era. DAB II, p.404.

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        A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar , exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe. The second edition, corrected and considerably improved. [with] A Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The third edition, embellished with maps, including those of Australasia and Polynesia. [with] JONES, Stephen. A New Biographical Dictionary. The Fourth edition, corrected

      W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, London 1804 - Three volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; a fine and charming set in an original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Delightful small reference library. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained in its original custom-made bookform box, and including two geographical reference works - one arranged alphabetically and the other by region. The third volume is a general biographical dictionary from ancient to contemporary times. The two geographical references, which were intended as companion volumes, are of particular interest for what they show of the dissemination of information about discoveries in the Pacific to the general reading public. As late as 1802, some thirty years after the discovery of the east coast by Cook, the Geographical and Historical Grammar notes the existence of New Holland only in a postscript entitled "New Discoveries": 'New Holland, an exceedingly large island in the Southern part of the Indian Ocean, upon the Eastern shore of which, at Botany Bay, the British have, with these few years, begun a new settlement'. This statement is followed by a list of Pacific Ocean discoveries and advice to consult the Geographical Dictionary for further information. The Dictionary, here in its 1804 edition, includes folding maps of Australasia and Polynesia, with individual listings of numerous new discoveries in the Pacific. Whilst there are very brief entries for Botany Bay and New Holland, New Zealand, Otaheite, and "Papous, Land of" (Papua), there is a very detailed entry for the Sandwich Islands, including information about the history and geography of the islands, the native inhabitants, their culture and language. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Grundzüge des gegenwärtigen Zeitalters.

      - Dargestellt von Johann Gottlieb Fichte, in Vorlesungen, gehalten in Berlin, im Jahre 1804-5. Realschulbuchhandlung, Berlin 1806. First Edition. 8:o. VIII,(2),563 pages. Contemporary marbled boards with green title-lable on spine. A bit worn upper joint and head of spine. Light brownspotting on title-page and a few brown spots some pages. Bookplate. 17 x 10,5 cm.[#\66495] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De jure Naturali & Gentium - Traite du droit naturel & des nations (3 Teile in 1).

      Paris, 1804/05.. Französische Handschrift auf Papier. 1 Bl.att, 30 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 28 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 10 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 20 x 15,5 cm,. Rücken unten mit Fehlstelle, innen sauber. Interessante kommentierte Abhandlung über das Völkerrecht der Nationen, das vor dem Hintergrund der politischen Neuausrichtungen im Zuge der französischen Revolution von besonderer Bedeutung war.

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        SOUVENIRS DU CARNAVAL.

      Pannier et C.ie Editeurs s.d. (sec. XIX). In - 4 gr. (mm. 345x265), mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso. Bellissima e rara raccolta di 25 composizioni del grande artista parigino Gavarni in litografia, così suddivise: Souvenirs de Cavarnal (6 tavv.) - Les bals masqués (7 tavv.) - Costumes Historiques (12 tavv.), ciascuna con didascalia di gusto umoristico. Cfr. Benezit,V, p. 927: ?Gavarni pseudonyme de Chevalir Sulpice Guillaume (1804 - 1866), peintre, illustrateur et caricaturiste. Son oeuvre est considérable et presque toutes les classes de la société lui ont servi de modèle. S?il n?a pas la puissance d?expression de Daumier, il a su particulièrement traduire la grace feminine?. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Travels in Lower and Upper Egypt, during the Campaigns of general Bonaparte. In Two Volumes. Translated from the last corrected and augmented Edition of the Author; accompanied by the whole of the original Atlas, comprising One Undred and Forty Copper-Plate prints on large Atlas paper; and forming altogether the only genuine and authentic Edition of The Travels of Denon. 2 Vols. + Atlas. (Planches du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte).

      London, Taylor and Co., 1804. - Atlas: (Paris, Didot, 1802). 4to (30x24 cm.) and folio (54x42 cm.). 2 contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines and titlelabels with gilt lettering. Spines a bit rubbed. XVI,198,(2);(2),131,(8) pp. Wide-margined. A few scattered brownspots. Atlasvolume, bound in contemp. hcalf with wear to spine and spine-end as well as corners, is complete and contains 143 engraved plates (numb. 1-141 + 20bis a. 54bis), some large and folded. The plates with views, antiquities, architecture, maps etc. etc. A few scattered brownspots, some plates with faint marginal dampstaining.. This is the first complete work in English of Denon's famous travel to Egypt as it is here accompanied by the original French atlas of 1802, and not to be confused with the English translation of 1802 which reduced the plates to 60 instead of 140. "The object, therefore, of the present translation is to amend this defect (with the reduction of the plates), an supply the reader with these celebrated Travels as they were published by M. Denon himself, consisting of one hundred and forty Copper-plate Prints (the fac-similes of his own original designs), with the different notes and illustrations, - and corrected from the last French edition, in which many improvements have been made." (The translator's advertisement)."At Bonaparte's invitation he joined the expedition to Egypt as part of the arts and literature section of the Institut d'Égypte, and thus found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied General Desaix to Upper Egypt, and made numerous sketches of the monuments of ancient art, sometimes under the very fire of the enemy. The results were published in his Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Journey in Lower and Upper Egypt), published as two volumes in 1802. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts."(Wikipedia)

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        Masonic Vocal Manual

      MACOY & SICKELS, NY 1804 - spine chipped at top/bottom and along front cover, corners bumped, pages spotted and browning, cracked spine, previous owners name written in pencil on front end page DATE PUBLISHED: 1804 EDITION: 48 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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