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        The Costume of Great Britain

      London: William Miller, Printed By Howlett and Brimmer, 1804. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine. Pyne, W. H.. Folio - over 12. Book. Publication date given as 1804 but most plates dated Jan 1805. 60 handcolored aquatint plates, but color illustration on title. 14 by 10 inches each. Plates and interior text generally clean, with usual offsetting of plates. Full leather binding tight and holding firm with some scuffing, spine decoration faded/dulled/rubbed. Publisher's Preface page has neat triangle, sides about 2', cut out of lower corner, not close to any text. Unpaginated, other than iii for preface. Overall, a near fine copy, and extremely rare in what appears to be a genuine first edition!

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        Description of the plates, representing the itinerant traders of London in their ordinary costume : with notices of the remarkable places given in the background [bound with part of] Modern London being the history and present state of the British Metropolis

      London: Richard Phillips, no date (1804 and 1805). First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (10 x 8.25 inches). Unpaginated, 31 leaves of letterpress descriptions of trades, printed to one side only. 31 hand-coloured copper engraved plates (1804, after William Marshall Craig). [Originally issued to accompany R. Phillips's Modern London, being the history and present state of the British metropolis]. Bound in with pp.475-501 from Modern London [not so named], 1805, with b/w engraved folding plate (a panoramic view of London from Greenwich) [frontis in original book], with a further 18 b/w plates (of 21), hors-texte [NOT including map of London]. Half morocco gilt, a little rubbed, marked creased. Textblock, including plates, a little spotted, somewhat marked, splashed, fingermarks, a few old paper repairs, the most extensive being to the letterpress description of 'Strawberries', which once had a long closed tear. Chip to fore-edge of letterpress to 'Baskets', not touching text, old repair with paper. Part of lower edge of letterpress description of 'Milk' torn away and old repair with paper, not affecting text. The b/w plates are dated 1804. A Very Good copy.

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      - SEU PLANTARUM, QUAE IN LUSITANIA VEL SPONTE CRESCUNT, VEL FREQUENTIUS COLUNTUR, EX FLORUM PRAESERTIM SEXUBUS SYSTEMATICE DISTRIBUTARUM, SYNOPSIS. OLISSIPONE. EX TYPOGRAPHIA REGIA. M.DCCC.IV. [1804] In 4.º 2 volumes de 20x14 cm. Com xviii-(ii)-607 e 557 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas e cantos em pele e ferros a ouro nas lombadas, cansadas. Obra redigida em latim para entendimento do universo científico internacional, contendo a descrição da flora lusitana, com uma introdução ao habitat (sudoeste da Península Ibérica) e aos contributos anteriores dos estudos no terreno efectuados por Link e de Hoffmansegg (x páginas iniciais) seguido de uma bibliografia científica (viii páginas seguintes) sendo que até ao final da obra - apresenta a classificação lineana por Classes, Ordens, Espécies e Variedades (morfologia, habitat e variações, tendo apenas algumas espécies o seu nome vernáculo em português). Inocêncio II, 259. ?Cavalleiro da Ordem de S. Bento d? Avis Doutor em Medicina pela Universidade de Rheims, incorporado em 1791 na de Coimbra, onde lhe foi tambem conferido gratuitamente o capello na faculdade de Philosophia Lente da cadeira de Botânica e Agricultura, na qual obteve a jubilação depois de vinte annos d?exercicio Director do Museu Real e Jardim Botânico do Paço d?Ajuda deputado as Cortes constituintes de 1821 Membro da Sociedade de Horticultura de Londres, e da Linneana de Historia Natural da mesma cidade Sócio da Academia R. das Sciencias de Lisboa, da de Historia Natural e Philomatica de Paris da Physiographica de Lunden na Suécia da de Historia Natural de Rostok, e da Academia Cesarea de Bonn na Allemanha, etc. ? N. na freguezia do Tojal, Termo de Lisboa, em 1744, e M: em 1828. A celebridade do nome d?este varão illustre, reconhecido universalmente como o primeiro botânico de Portugal, me dispensa de entrar aqui nos pormenores da sua biografia, que poucos deixaram de ter lido. Felicis Avellar Broteri, etc. Flora Lusitanica, seu plantarum, qu? in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum proesertim sexubus systematice distributarum synopsis. Olissipone, ex Typ. Regia. 1804. 4.° 2 tomos, contendo 607 557 pag. Foi mandada fazer esta edição por ordem do Governo, sendo então ministros d'estado D. Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho e D. João d'Almeida de Mello e Castro. E parece que para isto foi mister vencer grandes opposições, provocadas por parte de Domingos Vandelli e do P. Velloso, que impediram até onde poderem a publicação. Ao menos assim o affirmam claramente Antonio de Araujo e D. Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho, em cartas dirigidas por ambos ao abbade Corrêa, cujos originaes me foram ha pouco mostrados.? Binding: 2 volumes bound in contemporary half calf finely tooled at spine with gilt fleuron?s and covers finished in decorative paper damaged. Work written in Latin to the international scientific understanding, containing a description of the Portuguese flora with an introduction to the habitat (southwestern Iberian Peninsula) and the references to the contributions of previous field studies carried out by Link and Hoffmansegg (first 10 pages), followed by a scientific bibliography (viii following pages) and ? till end of the work - presents the Linnaean classification into Classes, Orders, Species and Varieties (morphology, and habitat changes, with only a few species named in vernacular Portuguese). Inocêncio II, 259. 'Avelar Brotero was Knight of the Order of St. Bento d'Avis, Medical Doctor from the University of Rheims, and from the University of Coimbra in 1791, where he had a chair of Botany and Agriculture. He retired after 20 years working as Director of the Royal Museum and Botanical Gardens of the Palace of Ajuda. Member of the Horticultural Society of London and the Linnean Natural History in the same city Membership of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, the Natural History and Philomatica of Paris the Physiographica of Lunden in Sweden, the Natural History of Rostock, and the

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        Astley's Projects, in his Management of the Horse;

      London, Printed by T. Burton, Sold by S. Creed,, 1804. rendering it Calm on the Road, in Harness, &c. Such Acquirements may prevent Dreadful Accidents. Being an Abridgement of his Popular and Most Valuable Book f Equestrian Education. To which is prefixed, many Excellent Remedies for the Diseases in Horses, &c. Octavo (170 × 105 mm) largely unopened in the publisher's boards. Folding frontispiece. Slightly rubbed, a large part of the spine chipped away, upper hinge cracked but holding, light browning, but a very good copy. In 1768 Astley established his first "'riding school' in a fenced wayside field on Lambeth Marsh named Halfpenny Hatch. Styling himself the English Hussar, he promised such feats as straddling two cantering and jumping horses, doing headstands on a pint pot on the saddle, and a parody of riding by a foppish tailor" (ODNB). By the 1780s he had amphitheatres in London, Paris and Dublin, and was widely recognised as the foremost equestrian trainer and performer of the day. He also was known for his far-sighted views of the feeding and management of horses, and was one of the first subscribers to the London Veterinary School. The present work was a handy pocket-sized abridgement of his popular System of Equestrian Education, first published 1801, and is extremely uncommon with just four copies on COPAC (BL, Imperial College, Oxford, and Edinburgh) and six on OCLC.

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        View of the Climate and Soil of the United States of America to which are Annexed Some Accounts of Florida, the French Colony on the Scioto, Certain Canadian Colonies, and the Savages or Natives

      London: J. Johnson. 1804. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in English, 1804. 8vo, rebound in late 19th century half leather and marbled boards (brown leather, black spine label, flat spine), 503 (1) pp., including errata, two folding maps and two plates. Leather a little rubbed and discolored, modern bookplate on pastedown, possibly lacking first blank or half title as it begins with the title page, contents nice and bright, as are the folding plates and maps.

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        School Atlas of General Geography?

      Tall 8vo, leather spine and tips, illustrated with 25 double page colored maps, index 30 pp. Some wear at extremities, chip at top of spine, a little foxing, and signature on front endpaper; otherwise maps are bright and clean. Overall very good. A rather scarce atlas. OCLC locates a handful of copies in any edition. Johnston (1804-1871) was a highly respected Scottish geography who published a number of books on geography beginning in the 1840s. He may be best known for his Physical Atlas, first published in 1848, but the present title was a work that continued to be published in many editions. at least into the late 1870s. Maps in this edition include Italy, the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Russia and Poland, Central America, and Switzerland.

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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 coloriÈes; dont les description, ainsi que l'introduction, ont ÈtÈ rÈdigÈes par M. Bertrand de Moleville.

      London: William Miller, 1804.. Large 4to. (14 x 10.5 inches). pp.iv. Fifty engraved plates with original hand colouring (complete as list) with descriptions in French and English, printed to both sides on unnumbered pages. Title pages in French and English. A.e.g. Contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco gilt, a little rubbed and scuffed. Light scattered spotting, fingermarks. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Text in English and French. Very heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. First edition.

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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

      William Miller. London. 1804. FOLIO. Later issue with paper watermarked 1819. Fifty fine hand coloured plates showing people of Alpine, Bohemian, Moravian and Hungarian cultures. Some creasing to endpapers, final & preliminary blanks otherwise fine in early binding of dark green straight grain morocco, blind stamped and gilt with foliate and classical rolls. Spine in compartments with rococco gilt tooling. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing to edges of binding otherwise a lovely copy of this beautiful costume book.

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        [Peach] White Avant Peach; Bears Red Avant; White Magdalen; Red Magdalen [Pl. XXV]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 1/4 inches. 18 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches. 20 3/8 x 16 3/8 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent book as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical books in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.

      Bath: Printed by R. Crutwell; for G. and J. Robinson, London, 1804.. First edition. Three volumes. 8vo. xxxviii, 319; vi, 340; (iii)-viii, 352 pp. Handsomely bound in recent tan quarter calf over marbled boards, spines flat with ruled bands, red gilt lettered labels, blindstamped decoration to panels. Very light damp stain at a few points to the upper margins of volume I, otherwise a very good set. Hamilton published a number of works in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, both essays and fiction. One of her primary interests was education and she used works such as this to raise interest in ethical matters based upon historical lessons.

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        An Essay on Naval Tactics, Systematical and Historical. With Explanatory Plates

      Edinburgh: Archd. Constable & Co. and London: T.N. Longman & O. Rees, 1804. . Second edition. 4to. (vi), xvi, (5)-287 pp. Uncut in original paper backed drab boards, title in contemporary manuscript to spine. 52 plates with partial handcolouring. Small tear with loss to rear free endpaper, the plates with varying degrees of foxing, a very good unsophisticated copy. “ of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation” (DNB). The first part was privately printed in 1782 and published properly in 1790 with the following three parts in 1797. This is the first collected edition.

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        Map of America by A. Arrowsmith ... Engraved by W. West, the Hills by H. Wilson

      London: 1804 [paper watermarked 1804]. Copper-engraved folding map, in twenty four sections backed onto linen and linen-edged as issued, with full period hand-colouring. In excellent condition apart from some light offsetting. Contained within a contemporary red straight-grained morocco two-part slipcase. 47 11/16 x 57 3/4 inches. First issue of this important map of North and South America, published just after the Louisiana Purchase. This copy with lovely full original colour, and with intriguing manuscript annotations in the Arctic, tracing a route through Baffin's Bay to the mouth of the Coppermine River and identifying the location of Melville Island. Published just before the start of a decade of discovery (Lewis & Clark, Pike, Long, and others), this map includes information provided by the various voyages to the Northwest Coast of America by Captain James Cook, as well as Vancouver, Meares, La Perouse and others. One of the most recent and important of the sources to provide information about the interior was provided by Sir Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 and 1793 journeys of exploration in the Canadian Northwest and through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. Early editions of this map (like the present example) also exemplify the level of information available just prior to the explorations by Alexander von Humboldt. The present map is the first issue. The Missouri River is shown extending north of its true source, and the Columbia River is also incorrectly located. In California, the Missions are named, and numerous Mississippi Valley forts are also shown. This copy is a variant of Stevens and Tree's first issue, the present copy on paper watermarked "Edmeades & Pine 1804." There is an intriguing addition in pencil in the upper quarter of the map: the route taken by a ship or ship-board voyager is marked in pencil. Starting in England, the route travels round Cape Farewell, up the length of Baffins Bay through Alderman Jones Sound, on to Melville Island and then south to the mouth of the Coppermine River. As Melville Island was not discovered until William Parry's 1819-20 expedition, this manuscript addition post-dates those years. The style of the hand writing and route marked suggest a possible link to one of the many Franklin-search expeditions that were sent out after the disappearance of the Erebus and Terror in 1845. Aaron Arrowsmith was the founder of one of the leading London map publishing houses in the early part of the nineteenth century. He came to London about 1770 from Durham, his birthplace, and worked as a surveyor for John Cary. In 1790 he set up his own business in Long Acre and soon established an international reputation as a specialist in compiling maps recording the latest discoveries in all parts of the world. He produced, and constantly revised, a great number of large-scale maps, many issued individually as well as in atlas form. After his death the business passed to his sons, Aaron and Samuel, and later to his nephew John who maintained his uncle's reputation, becoming a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. Goss, The Mapping of North America 70; Rumsey 2286 (1811 issue); Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 1a, in Tooley, The Mapping of America; Tooley Map 110-2; Map Collector's Circle 68

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        [Pineapple] Brown Havannah Pine [Pl. XLIII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. Reproduction gilt frame. 17 3/4 x14 inches. 22 1/8 x 17 1/2 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece, Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits. George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent book as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. Pomona Britannica was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. Pomona Britannica differs from other botanical books in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. Pomona Britannica is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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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 S¸d Wallis oder Sydney-Cove).Tooley, 999.

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        The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,

      London: J. Johnson,, 1804. who lost their Ship while in a Boat at Sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays, in the Island of Celebes; containing an Interesting Account of their Sufferings … and also an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Country, and a Description of the Harbours and Coast, &c. Together with an Introduction and an Appendix, containing Narratives of Various Escapes from Shipwrecks … holding out a Valuable Seaman's Guide, and the Importance of Union, Confidence, and Perseverance in the Midst of Distress. Octavo (211 × 128 mm). Contemporary purple half calf on dark green seaweed sprigged cloth, tan morocco label, narrow bands with double gilt rules, compartments with concentric panels, gilt rules at spine and corner edges, all edges marbled, dun endpapers. Silhouette portrait frontispiece, folding map of the Island of Celebes, larger folding map of "the Western Part of the Island," and a double-page plate of "the Proas, Canoes, and Implements of War of the Malays," half-title bound in. Just a little chafed at the extremities, bookplate quite neatly removed from the front pastedown, some foxing and browning on the maps, light toning overall, but a very handsome copy. First edition. "In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise form Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm … they were forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others taken into captivity. They escaped with the help of a Mohammedan priest and gradually made their way to Macassar and then back to Batavia. Included in the book is a geographical account of the island of Celebes, a brief vocabulary of the Malay language" (Hill). Woodard's account was edited for publication by William Vaughan, a director of the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation, promoter of the port of London, and philanthropist in the interest of the common seaman, and is dedicated to his maternal uncle, Capt. Benjamin Hallowell, one of Nelson's "band of brothers" who served at the Battle of Nile. Vaughan was involved in trying to establish a "Society for promoting the Means of preserving Ships and Lives in Moments of Danger and Accidents", a manifesto for which is included as an appendix, and he intended Woodard's narrative to be "practically useful as well as interesting", the centre-piece for the promotion of his wider cause. To this end, the main text is augmented with a series of appendices including "Lieutenant Bligh's Narrative"; the losses of the Pandora and the Hobart; "Dr. Lind's advice to prevent the want of provisions at Sea"; a register of "Accidents, Shipwrecks, and Escapes"; and a list of "Books useful to Seamen", which begins with Robinson Crusoe. A very pretty copy of this interesting work.

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        Archives Litteraires de L'Europe

      06 - Paris - Chez Henrichs, 1804 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceset of 12 volumes containing literary files of Europe with a mixture of Literature, History and Philosophy. Bound in half calf leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering. Each volumeis bound with a Universal Literature Gazette. In French. Scarce. Edited by Charles Vanderbourge. Martin-Marie-Charles de Boudens, Viscount Vanderbourg (1765 -1827) was a man of letters. In 1814 he was appointed a member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. Some of the hinges are cracked. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping with loss. Volumes II and XIIare splitalongthe spines. All spines have a numbered sticker to the base. Internally the pages are generally bright with some browning to some of the pages. There is mild spotting throughout. There are tidemarks tothe first sixty pages of volume I. There are presentation labels on the frotn pastedowns and copperplate inscrptions to the front blanks ofvolumes II and IV. Overall the condition is very good..

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      - CALCULADAS PARA O MERIDIANO DO OBSERVATÓRIO REAL DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA: PARA O USO DO MESMO OBSERVATORIO, E PARA O DA NAVEGAÇAÕ PORTUGUEZA. VOLUME I. Para o anno de 1804. COIMBRA: NA REAL IMPRENSA DA UNIVERSIDADE, 1803. Por Ordem do Principe Regente Nosso Senhor. 1 volume. In 4º (de 21x15 cm) com xvi-240-(i)-xv pags. Encadernação da época com lombada em pele. Ilustrado com duas gravuras desdobráveis com o plano de arquitectura (interiores e exteriores) do observatório no ano de 1792; e ummapada observação planetária da Lua, com legenda dos seus aspectos visíveis. Folha de rosto adornada com um plano da fachada do observatório. INOCÊNCIO (I, 155; II, 228; X, 116; e V, 75) sobre a elaboração e colaboração nas Efemérides Astronómicas: "EPHEMERIDES ASTRONOMICAS para o Real Observatorio da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, na R. Imp. da Univ. 1804. 4.º Continuáram nos anos seguintes até ao de 1828. Ficaram depois interrompidas até que apareceram novamente para o ano de 1841. Vej. a este respeito a Chronica Litter. da Nova Acad. Dramatica de Coimbra, tomo I pag. 319; e acerca do mérito das Ephemerides, e da aceitação e acolhimento que encontraram da parte dos sábios astrónomos franceses e alemães: Vej. também o Primeiro Ensaio sobre a Hist. Litt. de Portugal, por Freire de Carvalho, pag. 217 e 218; bem como o Ensaio Estatístico de Balbi, tomo II pag. 40, a introdução do livro Poésie Lyrique Portugaise etc. por Sané, Paris. 1808, a pag. LXXVII; e o artigo José Monteiro da Rocha, neste Dicionário. A estas Ephemerides convém juntar os seguintes opúsculos, que têm com elas relação imediata: Exposição dos methodos particulares no calculo das Ephemerides. Coimbra, na Imp. da Univ. 1797; e Taboas astronomicas, ordenadas a facilitar o calculo das Ephemerides da Univ. de Coimbra. Ibi, na mesma Imp. 1813. ANTONIO HONORATO DE CARIA E MOURA, Doutor e Lente da faculdade de Matemática na Univ. de Coimbra, Bibliothecario da mesma Universidade e colaborador e revisor das Ephemerides por ella publicadas. JACOME LUIZ SARMENTO DE VASCONCELLOS E CASTRO. Fez o seu doutoramento em 1841. Morreu em Coimbra, depois de prolongada enfermidade, a em 1874. JOSÉ MONTEIRO DA ROCHA, do Conselho de Sua Majestade, Comendador da Ordem de Cristo, Cónego magistral da Sé de Leiria; primeiro Lente jubilado da Faculdade de Mathematica, Director do Observatório astronómico, e Vice-reitor da Universidade de Coimbra; Mestre do Príncipe da Beira (depois D. Pedro IV de Portugal); Sócio e Director de classe da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, etc". [EN] ASTRONOMICAL EPHEMERIDES CALCULATED FOR MERIDIAN THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA: FOR THE USEOF THE OBSERVATORY, AND TO THE PORTUGUESE NAVIGATION. VOLUME I. Year 1804. UNIVERSITY PRESS. COIMBRA. 1803. By Order of the Prince Regent Our Lord. 1 volume. In 4º (21x15 cm) with xvi, 240, (i), xv pags. Contemporary binding with leather spine. Illustrated with two folding engravings with the architectural plan (interior and exterior) of the observatory in 1792, and a map of the planetary observation of the Moon with the caption of visible aspects. Coverpage with a vignette of the observatory’s facade. Inocêncio (I, 155, II, 228, X, 116, and V, 75) refers on the preparation and collaborationof the Astronomical Ephemeris as a collective work: 'continued in the following years until 1828. They were then interrupted until they appeared again for the year 1841. Work with acceptance on the part of the French and German astronomers. The Ephemerides these must be added the following booklets, which have immediate relationship with them: "Exposure of private methods in calculating the Ephemerides. Coimbra, the Imp. of the Univ. 1797", and "Astronomical Tables, ordered to facilitate the calculation of the Ephemerides. Univ. Coimbra. 1813. ANTONIO HONORATO DE CARIA E MOURA, Doctor College Mathematics at Univ. Coimbra, and University Librarian of the same contributor and reviewer of the published Ephemerides. JACOME LU

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        The YOUNG STEAM ENGINEER'S GUIDE Containing an Investigation of the Principles, Construction and Powers of Steam Engines. A Description of a Steam Engine on New Principles, Rendering it Much More Powerful, More Simple, Less Expensive, and Requiring Much Less Fuel than an Engine on the Old Construction. A Description of a Machine, and Its Principles for Making Ice and Cooling Water in Large Quantities, in Hot Countries, to Make It Palatable and Wholesome for Drinking, by the Power of Steam: Invented by the Author. A Description of Other Patented Inventions. Illustrated with Two Engravings

      Philadelphia:: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, Chestnut Street.. (n. d.).. 8vo, signed in 4s. 8-9/16" x 5-1/4". 1st edition, 2nd issue (Rink 2939; cf American Imprints 6266 & 8410). Ca mid-1820s. xii, 73, [1 (blank)], [81] - 139, [1 (blank)] pp. "Appendix: Containing a Concise Account of the Invention and Improvement of Steam Engines. Extracted from Dobson's Edition of the Encyclopedia. With Notes and Additions by the Author. To Which is Added Mr. John Stevens' letter on the Author's Improvements, with the Answers Thereto.", pp. [81] - 139. "Article XVIII, Useful Inventions by Different Persons." (pp. 74 - 80) not included in this issue.. Period full tree-calf boards with modern respining; gilt lettering red leather title label to spine. Modern eps.. Usual foxing. Prior owner signatures, pencil annotations, as well as. tipped-in newspaper excerpts. A VG copy of this work scarce in the. trade.. "Evans was arguably the leading inventor of his generation. He knew how to combine his ideas with those of inventors who had gone before, proof that 'originality' is more complicated than sometimes realized. His flour- milling techniques became the American standard for several generations. Likewise, his type of high-pressure steam engine became the motive force for steamboats from the Mississippi to the Hudson and drove machines in factories around the nation." [York, ANBO]. Evan's book, "The Abortion of The Young Steam Engineer's Guide", the first book in the US published on the steam engine; this the 1st edition remainder reissue with a new title leaf, p. 73 reprinted, and p. 74 - [80] omitted. This issue erroneously dated "1804" by Shaw & Shoemaker (6266) as well as "1805" (8410); dated ca mid-1820s because the publishing firm H. C. Carey and I. Lea only existed from Jan. 1, 1822, to Apr. 9, 1827 [cf Kaser. MESSRS. CAREY & LEA Of PHILADELPHIA; Tebbel, HISTORY Of BOOK PUBLISHING, v. I, pp 367 - 369]. Last copy to auction was 2004. . Illustrated with 2 inserted copperplate engravings. Printed table, p. 61.

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        Melon] White-seeded Rock Melon

      - [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. 17 1/2 x 13 inches. 22 x 17 5/8 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Observations on the Formation and Management of Useful and Ornamental Plantations; On the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; And on Gaining and Embanking Land from Rivers or the Sea

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1804. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. xiv, 342, (18)pp. 23cm x 14.5cm. 10 engraved plates. 1st edition 1804. Original marbled paper-covered boards, new spine. Plates 2 and 8 bound out of place at page 92. Boards a little marked, with some wear to extremities. Ink note to top corner of front pastedown. A small loss to bottom edge of front free end-paper. Slightest foxing to first few pages. Pages uncut with index unopened.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Traite de Fortification Souterraine, Suivi de Quatre Memoires sur les Mines; Par le Chef de Bataillon du Genie Mouze, Ancient Commandant de Mineurs

      Chez Levrault, Schoell et Cie., et chez Magimel, Paris, 1804. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Nicely rebacked with new endpapers, original boards preserved. Royal Engineers Library stamp on half-title and title pages, illegible ink name on title page, corner of title page restored. An exceptional copy. 1804 Half-Leather. viii, 428, 20 fold-out plates. An excellent treatise on underground fortifications and the use of mines and other explosives in their defense. The included plans are very detailed, and some are hand-colored to designate particular sections and functions of fortifications. The book was written not by a military scholar, but by a soldier involved in this type of warfare firsthand. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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        A Description of the Genesee Country: In Which The Situation, Dimensions, Civil Divisions, Soil, Minerals, Produce, Lakes And Rivers...Are Impartially Described. To Which Is Added An Appendix, Containing A Description Of The Military Lands. By Robert Munro [pseud]

      New York: printed for the Author, 1804. 16pp., map. Modern three quarter gilt blue morocco and cloth. Some marginal restorations to the title-leaf, not affecting text, else a very nice, untrimmed copy.

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      New York: Printed for the Author, 1804.. 16pp. Map. Modern three quarter gilt morocco and cloth. Title-leaf has some marginal restorations, not affecting text, else a very nice copy, untrimmed. An interesting and very scarce promotional for the Pulteney Estate in western New York, issued by the promoters of the region, the English Associates. The first edition, which is quite rare, appeared in 1798, with a subsequent printing appearing in 1799. Howes records three printings in 1804, of which this is the only printing containing a map. Vail, in his article, "A Western New York Land Prospectus" in BOOKMAN'S HOLIDAY, analyzes the various printings and calls this the fourth, suggesting that it is much more uncommon than the third because of a decline in the company's activities. As well, these guidebooks were utilized by the prospective settlers, and often discarded after they arrived at their new homes. HOWES W493. VAIL 1221 (note).

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        Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations , and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the course of a short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country, from Peking to Canton:

      Lon: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Modern cloth. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1804. [xii], 632 pp. 1st edition. Near fine. See our pictures. Adhesive repair to margin of first text page and margin of p. 43. Frontis (stipple and aquatint with some hand-coloring), 4 other hand-colored aquatints, and 3 uncolored plates (2 double-page). 1st edition. Tooley 84. Abbey Travel 531.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the wife of Germanicus?In three volumes

      Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell; for G. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster-row, London, 1804 First edition. Later nineteenth-century calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with burgundy morocco labels, edges sprinkled red. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Donegal landowner Horatio Granville Murray Stewart (1834-1904) in each volume. Three volumes, octavo. Remains of small circular label on spine of Volume I, some light dampstaining at fore-margin, and a few marginal pencil marks in the same volume. Otherwise a very good, attractive set, complete with half-titles. Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1808) is best known for her influential works on education, such as Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education. She was "one of the earliest British pioneers of the theories of Pestalozzi" (Stewart & McCann, p. 14), and was much admired by Maria Edgeworth. She also wrote social criticism, somewhat in the style of Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, and books on Scottish manners and customs, which earned the praise of Sir Walter Scott. The present work is considered admirable in its understanding of Roman laws and customs. It has been called "an important attempt to deal seriously with the life of an admirable Roman woman" (Blain, Clements and Grundy, Feminist Companion to literature in English).

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        Boosh Wannah's

      London: Published by Samuel Daniel, 1804. 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. 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.

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        Über Die Ernährung Des Fötus

      Halle, in der neuen Societats Buchhandlung 1804 In-8° broché, XVIII-214 pages. 2 ff. n. ch. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte dépliante. Première traduction allemande de la thèse sur la nutrition du foetus, du célèbre anatomiste et chirurgien né allemand mais devenu un des maîtres de l'école strasbourgeoise. Couverture muette d'attente de l'époque, aux plats frottés, bords émoussés, nombreuses rousseurs

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        The Shipwreck

      London: Printed for William Miller by T. Bensley, 1804. Full polished calf with ornate and deeply tooled blindstamped floral, leaf and bloom motif on front cover, rear cover with similar motif, but only five devices. An unsigned Guild binding, but unarguably Guild of Women Binders and coming together from collection of Guild Bindings as well as auction provenance. The binding shows some wear, especially to spine and margins of spine where the fragile calf has become scuffed a bit. Overall a nice copy of a unique and attractive Guild binding.

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        Robertson's Works:

      sp;to 1804 - London - T. Cadell, W. Davies, E. Balfour, 1802 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound collection of the historical works of William Robertson. William Robertson( 1721 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister of religion, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. This collection of his works contains:The History of the Reign of Emperor Charles V. In four volumes, with engraved frontispiecesThe History of America. In four volumes, with five folding maps. The History of Scotland. In three volumes, with engraved frontispiece to volume one. An Historical Disquisition concerning The Knowledge which the Ancients had of India. In one volume, with two folding maps. Thus, this collection excludes only one of his works - The Situation of the World at the Time of Christ's Appearance - presenting a rare opportunity to own the majority of Robertson's works in a uniform binding. Condition: In full diced calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally very smart, with some slightrubbing andwear to spines and extremities. Front hinge of Charles V volume one strained. Internally, firmly bound and clean and bright with just somespotting to some endpapers with only occasional spots elsewhere, pages are uniformly clean. Map plates in good condition with just a few small closed tears. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      Havana. Oct. 15, 1804.. 47pp. Written in a fair secretarial hand. Small quarto. Once stitched, though stitching now gone. Titlepage torn at inner margin, several small holes on final blank. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. The Cuban tobacco industry was under a Spanish monopoly until 1817, a system which created a great deal of resentment (and several armed revolts). The present manuscript consists of an eight page letter signed by Plaune, which is a preface to the report. The second part is the report itself, which is comprised of forty- six articles on thirty-eight pages. The whole is addressed to Don Benigno Duque de Heredia, at the Real Hacienda, the Royal Treasury in Havana, and appears to have been intended for distribution to high ranking government officials. The intent of the report was the revitalization of the tobacco industry in Cuba. Some of the suggestions include a judicial commission to control and arbitrate tobacco prices; the introduction of slaves to tobacco farming (they had not been used in this area of Cuban agriculture); the suggestion that each tobacco product should have strict formula; and the creation of a "Puro" cigar, i.e. one made solely with all tobacco components of the cigar grown in the same country. Cuba, in fact, did and does achieve this distinction. A fascinating and significant early document relating to the tobacco industry in Cuba.

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        A Moorish Mosque at Bangalore

      London.: Edward Orme.. Dated in the plate 1804.. Aquatint engraving, handcolored, 11 x 13 3/8 (neatline of print) on sheet 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Very good condition. A beautifully executed aquatint from the series "Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore" by James Hunter first published in "A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India" by Francis William Blagdon in 1805 (the engraving is dated on the plate June 4 1804). This may be from a subsequent edition (see Abbey, #425), as another plate from the same series and with the same provenance has a watermark "Whatman Turkey Mill 1834." .

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        Killader's Tomb, Ouscottah

      London.: Edward Orme.. Dated in the plate 1804. A later edition, ca. 1834.. Aquatint engraving, handcolored, 11 x 13 5/8 (neatline of print) on sheet 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Very good condition. A beautifully executed aquatint from the series "Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore" by James Hunter first published in "A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India" by Francis William Blagdon in 1805 (the engraving is dated on the plate June 4 1804). This copy is from a subsequent edition, the sheet watermarked "Whatman Turkey Mill 1834" (see Abbey, #425). .

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        Practical Agriculture; or, A Complete System of Modern Husbandry: with the Methods of Planting and the Management of Live Stock

      London: Richard Phillips n.d. (dedication page dated 1804). 2 vols. xix; contents, (618 p. vol. 1), 1265 p. total. 27 cm. Colour frontispiece in each volume. Plate 1 is a fold-out with stain in corner, fold-out plate XLVII has some wrinkling and a tear at edge. 53 plates in volume 1. Volume 2: 23 colour plates, 34 plates total. Lacks plate 27, page 1134. Rebacked probably fairly early on in a different leather, full leather binding. Volume 1: wormholing from front endpaper, to page 20, t.p. has repair at spine, blue smudge on dedication page, light smudges and thumbprints throughout. Volume 2: occasional light stains and thumbprints. These remarkable volumes include tools (implements of husbandry), farm buildings, cottages, walls and fences, roads, soils, manures, draining the land, cultivation, and livestock.

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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. A most attractive set of the delightful 'BibliothËque 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.Lust, 545 (note).

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        Frederic-Le-Grand, Sa Famille, Sa Cour, Son Gouvernement, Son Academie, Ses Ecoles, Et Ses Amis, Generaux, Philosophes Et Litterateurs; Ou, Mes Souvenirs De Vingt Ans De Sejour a Berlin; Par Dieudonne Thiebault ... - [Complete in 5 Volumes]

      Paris, A. Bossange; [Etc. , Etc. ], 1804. 1st Edition. Description: 5 v. Fronts. (v. 1, 2: ports. ) fold. Facsims. 21 cm. Subjects: Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786. Prussia (Germany) --History --Frederick II, 1740-1786. [Notes: First published under title: Mes souvenirs de vingt ans]. Full contemporary analine calf, recased in a very period-sympathetic fashion. Gilt-cross bands with the title and volume numbers blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad [vol. IV, plate 1]

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, "Jany.1.1804". 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. 21 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches. 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.

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        Neue Fibel für Kinder oder methodischer Elementarunterricht im Lesen und Abstrahiren nach Pestalozzi, Olivier und eigenen Ideen von M. Friedrich Herrmann Konrektor in Lübben. Mit 14 Kupfern

      Leipzig, Hinrichs 1804. 21 cm. Gestochenes Fronstispiz von Gottlieb Boettger, gestochener Titel, (4), 213, (1 weisse) Seiten und 5 Kupfer, davon 2 kolorierte, I - IV typographische ABC-Tafeln und 1 gestochenes ABC-Doppelblatt-Kupfer mit Schreibschrift. Original-Karton mit Kupferstich-Illustration auf beiden Deckeln und Rücken - DBA 521, 7 - Doderer, Bilderbuch S. 26 - 28 - Teistler, Fibeln 581 - "Was das hier aufgezeigte Buch besonders auszeichnet, sind die humanen, Standesdünkel und Obrigkeitsdenken der damaligen Zeit kaum beachtenden Ansichten des Verfassers. Diese auch heute noch ansprechenden Gedanken haben ihre Wurzel wohl in der französischen Revolution, die kurz vor der Abfassung des Buches stattgefunden hatte und die Ideen von Brüderlichkeit und Gleichheit verbreiteten. Es fällt auch auf, wie sehr die Vernunft als höchstes Gut des Menschen gepriesen wird, die hier die Stelle der in anderen Lesebüchern und Elementarwerken zentral aufgezeigten Gottesallmacht und Gottesvernunft einnimmt." (Doderer mit ausführlicher Beschreibung und Inhaltsangabe) Der Verfasser Friedrich Herrmann (auch Hermann, 1775 - 1819) 1799 bis 1805 Konrektor in Lübben, 1805 in Hamburg Redakteur der Zeitschrift Minerva und Lehrer am Johanneum, ab 1806 in Lübeck, nennt sein Buch "Fibel", beginnt auch mit dem Alphabet, verzichtet aber auf einen Leselehrgang. Er setzt die ersten Kenntnisse im Lesen voraus und bringt Leseübungen, die sich mit dem täglichen Leben beschäftigen. Rücken unten ca. 3 cm eingerissen und leicht angestoßen. Das Buch ist so erhalten, wie es vom Verlag geliefert wurde. Sofort nach Erwerb wurde es in Papier eingeschlagen und handschriftlich mit dem Rückentitel "Neue Fibel" versehen. Die Buchstabentafeln und S. 181 - 188 waren nicht geheftet und liegen bei. Die auf dem Titelblatt genannten 14 Kupfer ergeben sich, wenn man die auf den Kupfertafeln gezeigten jeweils 2 Abbilungen als je 1 Kupfer zählt. Alle im KVK gefundenen Exemplare sind unvollständig, nur eines hat die genannten ABC-Tafeln teilweise. Dieses Exemplar ist offensichtlich nie durch Kinderhand gegangen. -

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        Map of the State of New York by Simeon De Witt Surveyor General Contracted from his large Map of the State

      New York: 1804 [but a circa 1812 issue with colouring reflecting new county boundaries]. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Housed in a black morocco backed box. 23 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. Unique copy of De Witt's important 1804 map of New York, with county divisions updated to 1812. In 1778, George Washington appointed Simeon De Witt as the assistant to Robert Erskine, the first Geographer and Surveyor General of the United States, a position De Witt attained several years later. Following the war, De Witt became the first Surveyor General of New York, a position he held for an unprecedented fifty years. Among his first acts was to create the definitive first map of the state based on actual surveys. Following the settlement of the state's boundaries and accurate surveys which he directed, De Witt published a large wall map in 1802 - the first map of the state and the progenitor of similar mappings in other states. Two years later, De Witt issued this "contracted" version of his wall map, intending its circulation to meet a wider audience. According to Allen, however, the map, which was sold by subscription, "does not seem to have been as widely distributed as its predecessor, although it appears to have been designed to reach a wider audience. It may be that De Witt's 1804 map was unable to find a niche in competition with other small-scale maps of the state, such as those of Samuel Lewis" (Allen). Nevertheless, as Streeter commented, De Witt's 1804 map is "one of the earliest separate folding maps of New York after it became a state." Interestingly, the present copy suggests that De Witt, or an enterprising mapseller, made an additional attempt to market this map. This copy of the 1804 map is updated to 1812; that is, the map is as printed in 1804 but the county boundaries shown via period hand colouring depicts the state in 1812: the far western counties established in 1808 are clearly delineated (e.g. Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Niagara counties) but Erie County created in 1821 is not shown; Putnam county is shown separate from Dutchess County as per its establishment in 1812; Oneida County is shown with its western boundary on Lake Ontario, i.e. before the 1816 establishment of Oswego County; among other additions. In all the state is divided into 47 counties. We find no other example of De Witt's 1804 map altered in this fashion. The exactness and appearance of the colouring, however, suggests it to be a distinct issue of the map, or done for some official purpose, as opposed to an early owner's mere manuscript addition. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 73-83; Rumsey 2489; Streeter Sale 893; David Y. Allen, How Simeon De Witt Mapped New York State.

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        Psitteuteles Rubronotatus (Red-backed Lorikeet)

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London.Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented ?Birds of Asia?. ?The Birds of New Guinea? was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend.One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the ?The Birds of New Guinea?, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's ?Birds of Paradise? (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the ?The Birds of New Guinea?, which, like the ?Birds of Asia?, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued.This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Psitteuteles Rubronotatus", measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. These birds, commonly called Red-backed Lorikeets, are expertly hand-colored with intricate patterns in vibrant shades of green, yellow, red, blue and gray. The dynamic positioning of these birds allows for their tops as well as underside coloring to be appreciated. These birds are shown flying over a marshland with four other Red-backed Lorikeets in the distance.

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