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        Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum.

      1804. Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. La Haye, G. Bakhuysen, (1804-) 1806. 2 volumes. 4to (251 x 202mm). With 105 engraved plates, of which 104 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt ornameneted spines with red and green gilt lettered label (top of spines chipped). The finest iconography on Coleoptera published in the Netherlands. "Voet was a son of Carel Burchart Voet (1671-1745) who made a beautiful manuscript of Insects and their metamorphoses following closely Goedaert " (Landwehr pp. 238-239). A great number of the splendid plates are by C.F.C. Kleemann in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail, we know from his other works. The text of this scarce work is written in Latin, French and Dutch. Junk, Rara II, 161; Nissen ZBI, 4259; Landwehr 201..

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        The Criminal Recorder, Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious...

      1804. With Forty Plates Depicting Criminals and Punishments [Trials]. Student of the Inner Temple. The Criminal Recorder, Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious Characters: Including Murderers, Traitors, Pirates, Mutineers, Incendiaries, Defrauders, Rioters, Sharpers, Highwaymen, Footpads, Pickpockets, Swindlers, Housebreakers, Coiners, Receivers, Extortioners and Other Noted Persons Who Have Suffered the Sentence of the Law for Criminal Offences. Embracing a Variety of Curious and Singular Cases, Anecdotes, &c. With Occasional Notes: To Which is Added an Account of the Various Punishments Inflicted on Those Who Transgress the Laws of Their Country; With a Description of the Crimes by Which Those Punishments are Incurred, &c. Alphabetically Arranged Under Appropriate Heads, And Illustrated with Portraits, And Other Engravings. London: Printed and Published by James Cundee, 1804-1809. Four volumes. 40 plates. 12mo. (6" x 4"). Contemporary paper-covered boards with contrasting spines, printed paper title labels, untrimmed edges. Rubbing to extremities with chipping to spine ends, labels rubbed, corners bumped and somewhat worn, faint dampstaining to boards, a few joints just starting at ends. Some toning to text, light browning, dampspotting and dampstaining in places. Early owner signatures to front free endpapers, interiors otherwise clean. A nice set. * Only edition. Dressing this sensationalistic entertainment in high-minded garb, the author presents his book as "a warning to youth" and a "useful book of reference" that will "not be unworthy of the libraries of all classes" (Preface). The first two volumes contain biographies of criminals, alphabetically arranged, many illustrated with plates. The third volume describes crimes and punishments, with an emphasis on those of exotic (i.e. non-Christian) cultures like Turkey and China. The fourth volume is an additional collection of criminal biographies arranged like Volumes I and II. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:85..

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        Gestochene musikalische Visitenkarte mit Text ("Hin ist alle meine Kraft [...]").

      [Wien, um 1804].. 55:92 mm.. Äußerst seltenes Dokument der Musikgeschichte. - Die ersten vier Takte der Sopranstimme aus dem vierstimmigen Gesang "Der Greis" nach dem Text von J. W. L. Gleim in "Molto Adagio". "Die Visitenkarte Haydns [...] zeugt bei aller Melancholie doch von Laune und Originalität. Haydn gab sie Freunden und Besuchern und schickte sie bei passender Gelegenheit gewissermaßen als Entschuldigungskarte" (Pohl/Botstiber, S. 247). - Hoboken III, 83 bzw. XXV c, 5.

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        Karte des Gebietes um Frankfurt und Offenbach von Heusenstamm im Süden bis Bad Vilbel im Norden und von Rödelheim bis Dietesheim.

      . Kupferstich von C. Felsing, Darmstadt, 1804, 46,5 x 62 cm.. "Militärische Situationskarte", Blatt 2, verlegt von H.L. Brönner in Frankfurt.

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        Casa del Chirurgo, cucina, lavario-veduta. Radierung nach einer Zeichnung des Vaters G. B. Piranesi.

      Paris, 1804-1807.. In der Platte signiert u.l. "Dessine par G.B. Piranesi", u.r. "Grave par F. Piranesi L'An 12(1804." und betitelt "Vue Scenographique de la Cuisine, dans la maison Chirurgien a Pompeia. Effet de nuit." Mit der gestochenen Nr. "Vol. I." o.l. und "Pl. XXI" o.r. Kräftiger, gratiger Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand auf Bütten. 41,7 x 57,5 cm (Plattengröße). 44, 8 x 60,8 cm (Papier).. Aus der Folge "Antiquites de la Grande Grece, aujourd'hui royaume de Naples".Francesco Piranesi war Sohn des Kupferstechers, Archäologen und Architekten Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Wie sein Vater schuf er Radierungen von Denkmälern in der Stadt Rom, wobei er wie sein Vater ein besonderes Augenmerk auf die antiken Bau- und Kunstwerke legte, u.a. die architektronischen Denkmäler Pompejis legte. 1798 ging er nach Frankreich. - Wenige Braunfleckchen im unteren Randbereich. Kleinere Papierbereibung im rechten Darstellungsrand. Oberen Ecken minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr guter Gesamteindruck.

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        Statistische Aufschlüsse über das Herzogthum Baiern, aus ächten Quellen geschöpft. Ein allgemeiner Beitrag zur Länder- und Menschenkunde. Dritter Band (in 3 separat gebundenen Teilen, komplett)

      Nürnberg, Stein. 1804. Enthält u. a.: Pfaffenhofen, Kranzberg, Dachau, Stahrenberg, Seefeld, Wolfertshausen, Au, München, Schwaben, Ebersberg, Burghausen, Traunstein, Vilshofen und viele andere Ortschaften. Einfache Pappbände der Zeit, 1 Bl., 469 S.; 1 Bl., S. 471-878; 3 Bll., S. 879-1270.. Der dritte Band des seltenen landeskundlichen Werks in 3 Abteilungen. Band III.1 mit mehrfach gefalteter Tabelle (Bevölkerung von München, gemäß einer nach Georgi 1801 gemachten Volkszählung). - Inhaltlich geht das Gesamtwerk weit über bloße Statistik, etwa zu Landwirtschaft und Gewerbe, hinaus. So werden landschaftliche Besonderheiten ebenso beschrieben wie Sitten und Gebräuche der Bevölkerung. Insgesamt erschienen 4 Bände in 9 Teilen. Hazzi (1768 - 1845) war ein bedeutender bayerischer Verwaltungsjurist und Reformer, der auf den Titelblättern als "Kurpfalzbaierischer General-Landesdirekzionsrath" bezeichnet wird. - Einbände stark abgenutzt/beschabt, mit einzelnen Fehl-/Platzstellen. Jeweils Reste von alten Etiketten am Kopf des Rückens bzw. am Fuß. Autorenname und Bandnummer in alter Handschrift auf dem Rücken. Die Buchblöcke nur am Kopf beschnitten. Innen durchgehend leicht braunfleckig, wenige Unterstreichungen, Markierungen oder Marginalien. Jeweils ein Sinatur-Stempel auf dem Vorsatz, handschr. Nummerierung auf dem Titel von Abt. 2 und 3.

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        Vorschule der Aesthetik nebst einigen Vorlesungen in Leipzig über die Parteien der Zeit. Erste / Zweite / Dritte Abtheilung [3 Bände in 1].

      Hamburg, Perthes 1804.. [komplett] Alle 3. Bde. in Erstauflage WiG², 23., Goed. V, 465. 758 S. 16 cm, fachmännisch restauriert unter Verwendung des Opbd. der Zeit mir Rückenvergoldung.. SELTENE, KOMPLETTE ERSTAUSGABE **** Jean Paul (* 21. März 1763 in Wunsiedel; 14. November 1825 in Bayreuth; eigentlich Johann Paul Friedrich Richter) Sowohl die Aufklärung als auch die Metaphysik waren für ihn gescheitert, gleichwohl hatten sie ihren Platz in seinem Weltbild. So gelangte er zu einer Weltanschauung ohne Illusionen, verbunden mit humorvoller Resignation. Dazu passt, dass Jean Paul einer der ersten Fürsprecher der Philosophie Arthur Schopenhauers war. Er versuchte nicht zu indoktrinieren, sondern das Glück des Menschen darzustellen, auch und gerade in einer sich zunehmend entfremdenden Umwelt - in Rokoko-Schlössern und kargen Dörfern Oberfrankens.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Redivivus Reinhard Hanausch]
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        Eigenh. Quittung in italien. Sprache mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Der in Görz geborene Maler bestätigt, von Baron Dublhof 40 Fiorini erhalten zu haben "per il pagamento del primo, e secondo tomo, contenenta il primo cento tavole, ed il secondo 70 incise dal Lorenzo Rochegiani [!]: intitolati costume di varie nazioni-egiozie [!] etrusche [...] per li proffessori [!] delle belle Arti: quali due tomi ebbi dal Sign. Vanzetti negoziante su la piazza di S. Michele in Vienna". Gemeint sind wohl die Werke 'Raccolta di cento tavole rappresentanti I costimi religiosi civili, e militari degli antichi Egiziani, Etruschi [...]', Rom 1804, und 'Nova raccolta di cento tavole [...]', Rom, 1805-09, von Lorenzo Roccheggiani (Hiler 754). - Kleine Eckabrisse ohne Textberührung, Faltspur. Sehr gut erhalten. - Von Philipp Graf Cobenzl gefördert, erhielt Caucig seit seinem 15. Lebensjahr eine künstlerische Ausbildung in Wien und wurde von Kaiser Joseph II. 1781-88 und 1791-97 zu weiteren Studien nach Italien geschickt. "Seit 1799 Professor an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, übernahm Caucig 1808 die Leitung der k. k. Porzellanmanufaktur und trat 1820 als Direktor an die Spitze der "Maler-, Bildhauer-, Kupferstecher- und Mosaikschule". Seine Gemälde sind zumeist Motiven aus der antiken Mythologie und Geschichte gewidmet ('Orpheus am Grabe der Eurydice'); er malte aber auch Altarbilder sowie einige Porträts" DBE). Vgl. auch Thieme/Becker VI, 197.

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        Geschichte und Heilart des endemischen und ansteckenden Fiebers. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (und mit Anmerkungen von Kurt Sprengel)

      Stuttgart, Metzler, 1804. VIII, 357 Seiten, 1 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen. Karton der Zeit mit zweifarbigem Rückenschild und verblasster Rückenvergoldung, 8°. Erste deutsche Ausgabe - Hirsch/H. III, 387; Engelmann, Bibl. med.-chirurg. 274; Ersch/Puchelt, Literatur d. Medizin 3405b. - Seltenes medizinisches Werk. - Das gemeinhin als 'Gelbes Fieber' bezeichnete epidemische, endemische und ansteckende Fieber breitete sich zuerst auf Jamaika und anderen westindischen Inseln besonders unter den englischen Soldaten aus. Hier fand der englische Wundarzt Gelegenheit, die verschiedensten Formen und Grade des Fiebers zu studieren und seine Beobachtungen in ein System zu bringen. - Robert Jackson (1750-1827) schrieb nach Aufenthalten in Westindien, Nordamerika und im Orient vorwiegend über Tropenkrankheiten. Zu Sprengel siehe Hirsch/H. V, 374. - The Original English Edition was published in Edinburgh 1798, titled: "An Outline of the History and Cure of Fever, Endemic and Contagious; More Expressly the contagious fever of jails, ships, and hospitals; the concentrated endemic, vulgarly the Yellow Fever of the West Indies. To which is added, etc.". - Sauber.

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        Landreise aus Ostindien nach Europa, unternommen im Jahre 1797, auf einem wenig besuchten und wenig bekannten Wege, durch die asiatische und europäische Türkey, Siebenbürgen, Ungarn und Teutschland. ANGEBUNDEN: Degrandpres: Reise nach der westlichen Küste von Afrika, oder dem Königreiche Loango, in den Jahren 1786 und 1787. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel.

      Berlin und Hamburg, 1804;. 2 Teile in 1 Band; (8) 170, Seiten 171-300 Seiten mit 1 Karte [für Jackson] und 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 Karte [für Degrandpres]; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit handgeschr. Rückentitel (Einband gering bestoßen, Stempel auf beiden Reihentiteln; gutes, fleckenloses Exemplar). Reihe: Archiv der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Fünfter [5.] Band = Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Siebenzehnter [17.] Band.

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        Memorie sulla storia dell'ex-ducato di Milano, risguardanti il dominio dei Visconti, estratte dall'archivio di quei duchi, e compilate dal cittadino Michele Daverio archivista nazionale.

      Mailand, Andrea Mainardi, 1804.. 4°. (14) Bl., 277 (1) S. Pappband der Zeit (fleckig und berieben).. Erste Ausgabe dieses Werkes über die Mailänder Herzöge Visconti. Erschien 1971 in Mailand als Nachdruck. Mit handschr. Widmung des Autors "L'Autore all' Arrico Majer di Brugg". - Seiten zum Teil unbeschnitten. Zum Teil etwas gebräunt, stockfleckig und angestaubt.

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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 and Paris Hocquet 1820 1804 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.: . 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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        Essai theorique et experimental sur le Galvanisme, avec une serie d'experiences faites en presence des Commissaires de l'Institut National de France, et en divers Amphitheatres anatomiques de Londres. Avec Planches. Tome premier et second.

      Paris, Fournier Fils, An XII - 1804.. 2 Bde. XVI + 350, XII + 330 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit.. EA. In franz. Sprache. Mit insgesamt 10 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - R. fachmännisch restauriert unter Verwendung des Originals, Exlibris a. V., stockfleckig in den Anfangsbereichen, Bd. 1: letzte Seite m. Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust), leichte Gbrsp. - Aldini (1762 - 1834), wurde bekannt durch seine elektrischen Experimente an menschlichen Leichen, die er in ganz Europa vorführte. Ab 1798 war er Professor für Physik an der Universität Bologna. Seine wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit war geprägt von der Beschäftigung mit dem Galvanismus und seinen medizinischen Anwendungen, mit der Konstruktion und Beleuchtung von Leuchttürmen sowie mit Experimenten zum Schutz des Menschen vor dem Feuer. - "... It was an influential book on galvanism, that presented for the first time a series of experiments in which the principles of Volta and Galvani were used together. The fine series of plates illustrated the experiments which involved bodies and heads of animals and humans. For the first time a description appears here of the magnetization of steel needles through connection to a voltaic circuit..." (Zitat) - Giovanni Aldini was a nephew of Luigi Galvani, whose treatise on muscular electricity he edited with notes in 1791. His scientific work was chiefly concerned with galvanism and its medical applications, with the construction and illumination of lighthouses, and with experiments for preserving human life and material objects from destruction by fire.

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        Small archive of original watercolours drawn during the Krusenstern voyage to Japan

      Nagasaki,: 1804-, 1805.. Nagasaki,: 1804-, 1805.. A small archive of 12 original watercolours, many signed by Langsdorff, differing sizes and paper-stocks, all showing some degree of wear but with lovely fresh colour (detailed descriptions in note). A rare and important group of original watercolours depicting Japanese people and scenes, drawn on the Pacific voyage of Krusenstern by the physician and naturalist Langsdorff. These fresh and poignant sketches are remarkable survivors, until the present day having been kept in northern Germany by direct descendants of Langsdorff himself, and now revealed as one of the more interesting collections of early Pacific voyage art to remain in private hands.The dream of opening trade between Russia and Japan was one of the main objectives of the Krusenstern expedition, and these personal sketches are a moving record of the time the Russians spent in Nagasaki in 1804 and early 1805, a time when all but the Dutch traders were still being quietly but firmly rejected by the Imperial government. Given the coolness of Japanese relations with Europeans at this time, such glorious eyewitness depictions are most uncommon. Indeed, Langsdorff was one of only seven Russian officers who were allowed to live on shore while they were anchored in Nagasaki, the crucial detail which explains why he was able to make so many sketches of everyday life and the Japanese people.In the event, Langsdorff and the other Russian officers spent over six months politely imprisoned in Nagasaki, at the end of which period their gifts were returned, and they were told to leave and not return. Despite this difficult reception, Langsdorff was fascinated by Japan, as these accomplished watercolour sketches confirm, and in his published narrative gave a minute account of life there, details of which help provide a key to understanding many of the sketches in this group.Formal trade relations between Japan and Europe had been opened in 1609, but after the Shimabara uprising of Japanese Christians in 1637 only the Dutch retained their rights to trade, all other nations being expelled. Over the next two centuries the trade had been jealously protected by the Dutch, but the Langsdorff visit took place at a time of political tensions, not least because of an increasing power vacuum: the Dutch VOC had collapsed into bankruptcy in 1800, and Dutch ships were also suffering because of the Napoleonic War, which meant that their trade lines were being cut by the British Navy. Dutch traders had even been forced to make some tentative arrangements with American vessels, and the arrival of the Russians, while not unexpected, was not enthusiastically greeted.Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff (1771-1852) studied medicine at G?ttingen and like many of his generation became very interested in natural history. He entered Russian service and sailed with Krusenstern in 1803, the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, around Cape Horn to Kamschatka, making stops at the Marquesas and Hawaii. Langsdorff returned to Russia in 1807, publishing his major account of the voyage in 1812. In his account Langsdorff stated that, though they were politely refused, their Japanese visit was "the most interesting part of our expedition", and devoted nearly 100 pages to their stay at Nagasaki. In their spare time they constructed a Montgolfier-type balloon and made the first aerial ascent in Japan.The published account included a suite of plates, several of which are based on the original sketches in the present group. No doubt the most striking is the harbour scene depicting Japanese officers sent by the Prince Omura on an embassy to the Russian official Rezanov. The large vessel at left is the Nadezhda, while Langsdorff has drawn himself at far right in the act of sketching the scene.It is interesting to see the wide variety of paper used by Langsdorff for his sketches, no doubt testament to the exigencies of life on board long sea-going voyages. Three watermarks are quite distinct, one for the famous Whatman paper (dated 1794), three marked "CR VII", and three "Orholm". At least eight of the sketches are distinctly the originals for the later engravings, while the other four are otherwise unique. Even where a later engraving is known, the difference in quality and detail between the watercolour and the finished plate is extraordinary.A fully illustrated listing with extensive notes is available on request.Eight watercolours copied by the engraver for the official account1. River boat transporting a group of women, fine detail of faces and hairstyles, with two boatmen in loincloths standing.Wove paper sheet watermarked 'J. Whatman 1794', 220 x 280 mm.This boat was later used as part of a larger scene of a Japanese fortress (plate I:16). Langsdorff describes how their ship was towed to the other side of Papen Mountain, and had its first glimpse of Nagasaki proper. While they came to anchor a great many smaller boats came out, as Langsdorff commented, "full of company of both sexes, but particularly of the fair sex... to satisfy their curiosity with a sight of the great Russian ship."2. "Schekita der Strohschuhe verkauft". Portrait of Japanese vendor in blue robes with two baskets of sandals.Pale blue tinted laid paper sheet, 160 x 220 mm.A very similar (but not identical) figure was included at the far left of plate I:17, a scene showing the house inhabited by Ambassador Rezanov in Nagasaki. If the sketch is indeed the original, it has lost something in the translation to the finished engraving, because the details of being a sandal seller - and of course the name - are not on the plate.3. Harbour scene, with much fine detail of a procession of 14 Japanese soldiers and officials in the foreground and a saddled horse, roof and partial side view of a traditional house, and the Nadezhda and a Chinese junk at anchor in the cove, signed Langsdorff.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'CR VII', 335 x 205 mm, old paper repair to one corner (image unaffected).This marvellous scene is the original for the engraved plate which shows Japanese officers sent by the Prince Omura on an embassy to Rezanov (I:18). The accommodation for Rezanov had been a rather contested issue, but after weeks of diplomacy he was finally allowed to take over a small house ashore, in which he lived with a few of the other senior officials and Langsdorff. The large vessel at left is the Nadezhda, while the junk is almost certainly the vessel that had originally been lent by the Japanese as proposed accomodation for the Russian officials (the proposal had been rejected rather forthrightly by Krusenstern). In the text Langsdorff explained this scene in great detail, including a key to all of the figures depicted. For example, the man in trousers (third from the left) is the officer sent as Omura's emissary, and even the hills in the background are "true to nature". Despite this accuracy, the comparison of the lively and detailed original with the finished engraving, shows how much has gone missing in the process of publishing.4. "Rokubo". Front and rear portrait of a monk (?) in white ceremonial dress and hat, with some detail of accoutrements.Laid paper sheet, 205 x 165 mm.This man was later included in the first plate showing the Japanese in "various costumes" in Langsdroff's account (I:22).5. Fine portrait of two men in blue robes, with good detail of costume, faces and sandals. In lieu of hands both men have unusual geometric contraptions, the exact interpretation of which is not clear.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'Orholm', 210 x 335 mm.Certainly the figure of a man in his "raincoat" (Regenkleid) on the left of the image was later included on plate I:23 in the Langsdorff account. In the engraving, the man may be holding a fan? It is not obvious what the second man's hand holds.6. "Ein Japaner im Ceremonien Kleid". Front and rear portrait of samurai in formal dress with two swords, partially coloured.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'Orholm', 205 x 335 mm.This wonderful portrait of a man in his blue robes with swords was later adapted to become the figure on the far right of plate I:22. A good deal has been lost in the translation from original to engraving.7. Portrait of a Japanese woman with ornate hairstyling, patterned kimono and a fan, signed Langsdorff.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'Orholm', 335 x 210 mm.This beautiful portrait was adapted to become the figure in the centre of I:26. This is the most extreme example of the flattening of detail that has taken place in the engraving process, as the original sketch is a vibrant and evocative portrait, unlike the fairly mundane finished engraving.8. "Eines vornehmen Japaners". Portrait of a man holding a child on his shoulder, the child in a parti-coloured robe figured in great detail.Laid paper sheet, 205 x 125 mm.This figure was used as the original for a man holding a child on plate I:26. What the sketches show is the fabulous colour and detail of the child's robe. In the caption to the finished plate Langsdorff comments that the man is a servant of the woman, holding her child on his shoulder. As he noted, children often wear red clothing covered with floral designs.Four watercolours not otherwise recorded:9. "Ein soldat des Prinzen von Omura". Portrait of samurai in blue kimono with detail of insignia, hilts of two swords visible.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'CR VII', 205 x 80 mm.A fine and interesting portrait of a warrior attached to the Prince of Omura. Details of his visage and dress are quite similar to a figure included on plate I:18 (but, if so, quite altered in the processed).10. "Japaneser im Zimmer sitzend". Portrait of three seated men, with detail of kimonos and sword hilts, partially coloured and signed Langsdorff.Laid paper sheet watermarked 'CR VII', 325 x 200 mm.A most interesting depiction of three men in the traditional seated pose. Although sketched in with some rapidity, Langsdorff's eye for detail is shown to advantage in his use of highlight colour.11. "Bonser?" Japanese nobleman in red kimono with blue sash and fabrics, detailed study.Laid paper sheet, 205 x 140 mm.A fine portrait of a man in a voluminous red robe with blue brocading.12. "Minno". Front and rear portrait of male figure in traditional straw? cloak with blue cloth detail, bead necklaces etcetera.Pale blue tinted laid paper sheet, 225 x 345 mm.A double portrait, front and back, of a man in his elaborate fur coat, with various accoutrements at his belt.

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        The life of George Washington, commander in chief of the American forces, during the war which established the independence of his country, and first president of the United States. (5 volume set)

      C. P. Wayne, 1804-01-01. C. P. Wayne, 1804-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 5 volume set. Philadelphia : Printed and published by C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. Contemporary full leather binding. Hardcover. 22 cm. Some chipping to spine heads/tails, esp. vol. 4 & 5. Rubbing/wear to covers. Marbled end pages. Some foxing/toning. Old damp stains. Frontis portrait of Washington present. Lacks atlas volume with maps. Hand drawn civil battle map showing Lee and Butler's armies on rear fep of vol. 4 in pencil. Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Provenance: From the Blow family of Portsmouth. With George Preston Blow's book plate on verso. George Blow's signature on fep, 1805. Waller Blow's signature also present. Col. George Blow served in the war of 1812 as 1st Lieutenant of the 4th Virginia Regiment, Captain Isaac Bendall's Company, and was to have been Major on the Staff of Commissioned Virginia forces as the war ended (War Dept. Record, Heitman's Regimental Officers of the Continental Army). Later he was a Colonel of the 15th Virginia Militia for over twenty years. The Blow family documents are at William and Mary.

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        El Plutarco de la Juventud ó compendio de las vidas de los hombres más grandes de todas las naciones, desde los tiempos más remotos, hasta el siglo pasado. Obra elemental propia para elevar las almas de los jóvenes, é inspirarles las virtudes más útiles á la sociedad. Escrita en francés á la mitad del año 1803 por , traducida al castellano por D. Ignacio García Malo. 7 tomos

      Imprenta de Aznar, Madrid 1804 - 9x14 XVIII+294pp., 375pp., 373pp., 292pp., 321pp., 322pp., 363pp.+6 hojas Español Biografía,Pedagogía Libro Tomos con rozaduras, tomo III con manchas en primeras hojas. Muy buen estado general

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        Fairburn's Edition of the Trial of Lockhart and Loudon, For Forcibly

      1804. [Trial]. Gordon, Lockhart, Defendant. Gordon, Loudoun, Defendant. Fairburn's Edition of the Trial of Lockhart and Loudon, For Forcibly and Feloniously Taking Rachel Fanny Antonia Lee, From her House, Against Her Will, And Defiling Her, At Tetsworth; Which was Tried at Oxford, Before Mr. Judge Lawrence, And Mr. Justice Le Blanc, March 6, 1804. To Which is Added, the Whole of the Examinations at Bow-Street, Her Dream, &c. &c. London: Published by John Fairburn, [1804]. 28 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later cloth, gilt title to spine. Light soiling, minor rubbing to spine ands and corners, later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light browning and occasional light foxing to text, internally clean. * Only edition. This colorful trial for abduction and assault was the result of a misguided love affair. The plaintiff, Mrs. Lee, claimed that she had been abducted by Lonsdale Gordon and his brother, the author of this pamphlet. Both were ultimately acquitted. OCLC locates 1 copy (at Cornell University). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 10:951.

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        Indian Recreations; consisting chiefly of Strictures on the Domestic and Rural Economy of the Mohamedans & Hindoos

      Frontis. port. of the author & five hand-colored engraved plates (each with some offsetting). xxiv, 404 pp.; vii, 426 pp., one leaf of directions to the binder. Two vols. 8vo, a most unusual cont. binding of blond calf ("veau tigré") stained in diagonal, somewhat irregular, bands in contrasting colors of dark green & dark brown with tree calf mottling (some foxing), gilt border round each sides, flat spines nicely gilt, black morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: C. Stewart, 1804. "The second edition, enlarged and corrected." An extremely pretty set in a very unusual decorated binding. Tennant (1758-1813), "one of his Majesty's Chaplains in India," due to his extended sojourn there, had become one of the leading English-language experts on the sub-continent. He has provided a complete account of the natural resources of the country (much on mining and minerals including diamond mines), agriculture, the cultivation of the mulberry for silk, the indigo plant Indigosera tinctoria, the manufacture of opium and tobacco, economic activity, the transportation system, social classes, education, religion, Indian medical arts, native sports, etc., etc., etc. Fine set from the library of Jean Viardot (who had a real "eye" for the unusual). A supplementary volume was published four years later (it is rarely present). .

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        The Philosophy of physic; or the natural history of diseases, and their cure

      Dublin - Graisberry and Campbell, 1804 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition ofThe Philosophy of Physic; or the Natural History of Diseases, and their Cure. Being an Attempt to Deliver the Art of Healing from the Darkness of Barbarism and Superstition, and from the Jargon and Pedantry of the Schools. Shewing a more easy and certain way of preserving and recovering health, than any hitherto known by the Rev. William Wilson. Together with a scarce second edition ofA Treatise on Dyspepsia, or Indigestion; with Observations on Hypochondriasis and Hysteria by James Woodforde. Two volumes bound in one. The first volume has chapters on numerous diseases from Consumption to Scurvy, Gout and Bite of a Mad Dog. The second volume is enlarged and revised with the addition of 'two subjects of great interest' Hypochondriasis and Hysteria which 'constitute an important link in the diversified claim of Nervous Disorders. ' With an errata slip tipped-in to last pageCondition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear and cockling to boards and an institutional stamp to spine. Rear hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with institutional ink stamps, slight handling marks and slight offsetting to some pages, particularly to front and rear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. PLATES ONLY

      London : Rivington and Co, 1804 A collection of the plates from Edward Donovan's beautiful work on British Shells. 178 of 180 plates are present with no text. They have been bound into an inelegant but serviceable binding with buckram spine (with gilt titles) and plain boards. The binding has some wear and is a little grubby. There are no preliminaries or other notes bound with the plates. The plates have the delicate hand colouring characteristic of Donovan. They are in mixed condition. Around 30% are in good to very good clean condition. A further 19% are clean but with some noticeable rippling to the paper. The remainder have some damp staining. This is principally at the margins and generally does not affect the shells themselves. Around 41% have light staining at the margins. The remainder (around 9%) have obtrusive staining. If the plate margins were trimmed, the majority of the staining would be removed.

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        Political Discourses

      Octavo, 17.3 x 10.8 cm, contemporary calf, covers with double gilt rule, rebacked spine gilt with five raised bands, red morocco label, (2) + 304pp, printed errata on verso of contents leaf, unidentified ownership inscription in ink on front blank dated 1804 Edinb Decb10, title stained with paper repair to upper blank corner, faint library stamp of Ayr Mechanic Institution on the title, p.1 and final leaf, and Ayr Public Library on the title, book label of Ayr Mechanics? Institution Library printed within a decorative border.Kress 5210. Goldsmith 8689. Jessop, p.23. New Palgrave, II, 695. Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, pp.96-98. O?Brien, The Classical Economists, p.7ff.For Ayr Mechanics? Institution: see Glasgow Mechanics Magazine & Annals of Philosophy,1826 vol. 4, p.377. Provenance. Ayr Mechanics? Institution was founded in 1825, [the first Mechanics?s Insitiution had been founded in Edinburgh in 1821] and by 1837 had a large and excellent library with more than 2000 volumes. The library was incorporated into Ayr public library and became part of the Carnegie Library, Ayr which was opened in 1893.First edition of David Hume?s principal contributions to political economy and a work closely studied and lectured upon by Adam Smith. Of the twelve discourses, seven are on economics. It ranks as one of the major economic writings of the eighteenth century. Hume?s specific contributions to economic thought include the so-called ?specie-flow mechanism? and the ?theory of creeping inflation?.O?Brien describes his two essays Of money and Of the balance of trade as forming ?nothing less than the foundation of classical monetary economics?.

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        Regulations for the Exercise of Riflemen and Light Infantry, and Instructions for their Conduct in the Field. Dublin: Printed for M. Neary Mahon and John Watson Stewart, 1807. Second Dublin edition, 8vo, iv, 70, [1, leaf of plate list]pp., 9 engraved plates (of which three are of music for bugles), recently bound with five other related pamphlets (see below) in a handsome full navy morocco, gilt ruled and lettered spine. An unrecorded edition. The only other Dublin printing was in 1803 for the same publishers and it is recorded in the British Library catalogue without mention of plates. Rottenberg, the original author of the German text here translated, served in America in the wars of the 1750's. [Bound with:] Regulations for the Exercise

      London: Printed for T. Egerton at the Military Library 1804 - Large 12mo, 43, [1, blank]pp. Usually attributed to Calvert, whose name appears at foot of page 3.

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        To the King?s Most Excellent Majesty, this Map of the Island of Jamaica, constructed from actual surveys, under the authority of the Hon. House of Assembly, by whom it hath been examined, and unanimously approved

      The father of modern Jamaican cartography, a fantastic wall-map. 1804. London. S.J. Neele. Engraved map on 24 sheets, sectioned and mounted on modern archival paper, original colour (outline and wash) on eastern part of island; several vertical creases with some separation from backing and very minor losses, a few minor surface losses; overall age-toning; moderate spotting at lower centre.First edition. This is probably one of the most striking and sought after maps of the Caribbean Island. Its size is impressive and the aesthetical feature makes it a cornerstone for Jamaican cartography. A very large-scale map, showing physical features such as mountains, streams, and bodies of water, locations of towns and settlements, roads, mills, plantations, harbours, and offshore islands. One of Robertson?s important contributions was that he delineated the new county and parish boundaries that had been established a few years earlier. It is among the early topographic maps to show an entire country (the earliest being the Carte géométrique de la France). James Robertson of Shetland (ca. 1756-1841) was Jamaica?s first real surveyor in the sense that he worked as a cartographer rather than a land surveyor. He came to Jamaica around 1778 and persuaded the Council to give him a commission to survey the entire island for the sum of £5,000 whereupon he commenced surveys of the three counties and the entire island. In 1802 he returned to England to have his map published and subsequently returned to Jamaica. He soon left, however, to return to England where he died. All in all, the Jamaican Council paid him over £10,000 for his work. He is considered the father of modern Jamaican cartography. This grandiose map has been praised since its publication. See B.W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed: Plantations Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth Centuries (Kingston: Institute of Jamaica, 1988) and D. Webster, "The Ubiquitous Scot" in The Map Collector, 56 (Autumn 1991), pp. 32-33Very rare; copies located by OCLC: British Library, Clements (Michigan), National Library of Scotland.

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        The costumes of the hereditary states of the house of Austria, displayed in fifty coloured engravings; with descriptions, and an introduction, [...] translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq

      London, William Miller 1804.. Gr.-Quart. Zeitgen., genarbtes Maroquin mit aufwendiger Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung. Umseitiger Goldschnitt. 2 Bll., iv S., 1 Bl., 50 nn. Bll. Beschreibungen der Tafeln (recto englisch, verso französisch), 50 altkolorierte gest. Tafeln. Die Tafeln jeweils zu den Beschreibungen gebunden. Oberes vord. Gelenk auf wenigen cm aufgeplatzt, die Tafeln teils mit sehr (!) schwachem Textabklatsch. Äußerst dekorativ bebunden und wohlerhalten. Erste Ausgabe. - Colas 2112. Lipperheide Ea 25. - Exemplar ohne die auf dem Titel angekündigte "Introduction", die häufig nicht beigegeben wurde. Die Tafeln des berühmten Werkes zeigen Trachten aus u.a. Böhmen, Krain, Moravien, Oberösterreich, Tirol, Transylvanien, Dalmatien etc.

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA MARINE ANGLAISE

      Edition : PARIS, FIRMIN DIDOT, 1804 - Et traduction des termes de la marine anglaise en français, avec des notes et des figures - An 12 - Deux tomes en un volume - Tome 1 . Dictionnaire de la marine anglaise - Tome 2. Traduction des termes de la marine française en anglais - Deux feuilles de planches de gravures dépliantes en fin du tome II - Demi reliure dos lisse, titres dorés, filets au dos - Coiffes usées et petit manque de cuir en coiffe de pied - Plats papier avec manques aux bords des plats - Marques de cire à cacheter sur les contre-plats - Papier un peu bruni - Bon exemplaire à la reliure solide néanmoins XI-[1]-373, 253-[3] pages, [2] f. dépl. , 21 cm, relié. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Découverte qui embrasse toute la Géométrie, qui donne la solution de ses plus grands problèmes et qui va reculer les bornes de l'esprit humain ou Identité Géométrique du Cercle et du Carré.

      Paris, Dentu, 1804. - in-8. 1f. 7pp. 4pp. 1f. XII. 8pp. XXIV.174pp. 4pp. + 4pl. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque. Edition Originale illustrée d'un frontispice dépliant représentant l'auteur et sa découverte supposée de la quadrature du cercle. L'auteur était natif du Mans. Il est mort en 1810. Blavier, p. 352 et 358. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CODE CIVIL DES FRANCAIS.

      IMPRIMERIE DE LA REPUBLIQUE/EDITI0ON ORIGINALE ET SEULE OFFICIELLE 1804 - R240053511: 436 pages - 1 étiquette collée sur le 1er page de garde - rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - coins frottés - plats marbrés. Sommaire : de la jouissance à la privation des droits civils - des actes de l'état civil - du domicile - des absents - du mariage - du divorce - de la patérnité et de la filiation - de la puissance paternelle - de la minorité de la tutelle et de l'émancipation - de la distinction des biens - des différentes manières dont on acquiert la propriété - des contrats ou des obligations conventionnelles en général - de la preuve des obligations et de celle du paiement ETC. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos très frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 347-Procédure civile [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gegend bey Altena, in der Grafschaft Marck." Landschaft mit einer Wassermühle an der Mündung eines Baches in die Lenne, Fernblick ins Flusstal mit Felsen im Hintergrund

      Kupferstich von Johann Adolph Darnstedt nach A. Seibels 1804. 11x16.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta II, S. 63f. - Vorn die Figur eines Drahtziehers. Es handelt sich "um die stromabwärts von Altena gelegene "Untere Drahtrolle am Linscheiderbach"." (Westfalia Picta).

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        Regulations for the Exercise of Riflemen and Light Infantry, and Instructions for their Conduct in the Field. Dublin: Printed for M. Neary Mahon and John Watson Stewart, 1807. Second Dublin edition, 8vo, iv, 70, [1, leaf of plate list]pp., 9 engraved plates (of which three are of music for bugles), recently bound with five other related pamphlets (see below) in a handsome full navy morocco, gilt ruled and lettered spine. An unrecorded edition. The only other Dublin printing was in 1803 for the same publishers and it is recorded in the British Library catalogue without mention of plates. Rottenberg, the original author of the German text here translated, served in America in the wars of the 1750's. [Bound with:] Regulations for the Exercise of riflemen and light infantry and instructions for their conduct in the field : a new edition containing the light infantry exercise according to his Majesty's regulations. London: Printed and sold by William Clowes, [1819]. 8vo, 72pp., with 8 engraved plates

      London: Printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library, 1804. Large 12mo, 43, [1, blank]pp. Usually attributed to Calvert, whose name appears at foot of page 3.

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

      London: Vernor and Hood, 1804. First edition. 4to. 16 engraved plates by Medland, Peltro and others after Garrard and Barrett. [xxviii], 312, [iv] pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style with morocco label. Some foxing to the plates. Bookplates of John Arden (dated in ink 1804) and Robert Cutlar Ferguson of Craigarroch. Signed by Arden on flyleaf, dated 1804. Schwerdt II, pp. 259-60; Harting 58 . " ... an enjoyable account of this famous sportsman's hawking, shooting and fishing experiences in Scotland" (Schwerdt); and with superb engraved views of the Highlands, as well 4 plates of particular sporting interest: p. 36 ("Duck-Shooting"); p. 105 ("Deerforest"); p. 161 ("Pike-Fishing"); and p. 310 ("The Heath Cock"). Colonel Thornton was a notable falconry enthusiast, a sport never far from his thoughts; but the narrative of his adventures includes bird shooting, hawking, seal-killing, salmon-fishing, deer hunting, etc., etc., as well as entertaining accounts of local customs

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        Topographical Map of the County of Essex Constructed from the Trigonometrical Survey of 1804

      G : in Good condition. Map slightly browned. Pin marks at four corners. Base of upper section with 2 -3" tearing of the linen between sections this repaired with archive tape. Slipcase worn First Edition Linen-backed map in brown marbled card slipcase 880mm x 650mm (35" x 26"). 21 panels. 21 panelled map in colour.

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        A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Two volume set

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Wear to covers. Front boards detached. Contents very good. Slight foxing to some illustrations Reprint Leather cover 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 827pp; 695pp. Numerous full-page engravings and maps, some folding.

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

      London: Vernor and Hood, 1804 - " . an enjoyable account of this famous sportsman's hawking, shooting and fishing experiences in Scotland" (Schwerdt); and with superb engraved views of the Highlands, as well 4 plates of particular sporting interest: p. 36 ("Duck-Shooting"); p. 105 ("Deerforest"); p. 161 ("Pike-Fishing"); and p. 310 ("The Heath Cock"). Colonel Thornton was a notable falconry enthusiast, a sport never far from his thoughts; but the narrative of his adventures includes bird shooting, hawking, seal-killing, salmon-fishing, deer hunting, etc., etc., as well as entertaining accounts of local customs First edition. 4to. 16 engraved plates by Medland, Peltro and others after Garrard and Barrett. [xxviii], 312, [iv] pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style with morocco label. Some foxing to the plates. Bookplates of John Arden (dated in ink 1804) and Robert Cutlar Ferguson of Craigarroch. Signed by Arden on flyleaf, dated 1804. Schwerdt II, pp. 259-60; Harting 58 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States? (complete in 6 volumes, including Atla

      Philadelphia C. P. Wayne 1804-1807. First Edition. octavos, folio, Three quarter leather, Frontispiece portrait in volume I, atlas of maps, over 3, 000 pages. Condition: Near Fine. Landmark biography of Washington by an admiring contemporary statesman. Marshall, the fourth and longest serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court had the cooperation of the family, particularly Bushrod Washington, and use of Washington's records and papers in preparation of his monumental work. All 6 volumes signed by original owner James Milligan of Philadelphia (Milligan being listed on page 10 of the "Subcribers to the Life of Washington" at the end of the atlas volume, where he has corrected the printed spelling of his name). SABIN #44788; HOWES M317. The 5 volumes of text have been expertly rebound in modern 3/4 calf bindings with marbled paper sides, gilt titles on red leather labels on spines. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume I. The atlas volume is complete, with all 10 maps and the 22 page list of subscribers. Some mild foxing throughout the set. The atlas appears to be in original boards with a new leather spine ornamented in gilt. Fore corners and edges of atlas boards are rubbed and worn, with some chipping along joints where repair meets original marbled paper. Americana

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        A Catalogue of all the Books Printed in the United States, With Their Prices, and Places Where Published Annexed

      Boston, Printed for the Booksellers, Jan. 1804. 79 p.; 17.5 cm. The earliest American booktrade bibliography and an early sales catalog. With the 1980 Houghton Library exhibition catalog which included this. Shaw/ Shoemaker, American Imprints 5987 records five copies. Stock#NS0118. Vg/ stitched, spine has marbled paper strip.

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1 p. (mm. 235x190), datata: Roma 29 Febbraio 1804, indirizzata a Mr. Perregau, in lingua francese, di 19 righe. (1804). Il celebre scultore da? incarico al corrispondente di compiere per suo conto un?operazione bancaria per una somma di 39.600 franchi. ?Je recommande à votre amitié de me procurer les possibles avantage dans le change..?. Con alone ma buon esemplare.

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        A Brief Account of the Vision and Death of the Late Lord Lyttleton [Lyttelton]: To Which is Added an Anecdote of Lord Kaimes [i.e. Lord Kames] and the Melancholy End of a profligate Young Man

      Stanford [New York]: Printed and sold by Daniel Lawrence. 1804. First. First edition. 16mo. Stitched, laid in to later unprinted wrappers. 12pp. Foxing and toning, a good copy. Lord Thomas Lyttleton [i.e. the second Baron Lyttelton], a young man of questionable character, (i.e. "a drug addict and debaucher of women") died suddenly at age 35. Before doing so, he confided to his intimates of a mysterious lady in white, an apparition who foretold his imminent fate. For months, as Samuel Johnson's correspondent Hester Thrale noted, the ghostly story was the talk of the times. The Thrales and Samuel Johnson had met young Lord Lyttelton. Hester Thrale had even written her own narrative of the story. In Hester's account, Lytteton had claimed to have "bilk'd the B*tch" [i.e. cheated the female apparition of her prediction] only minutes before expiring. Almost twenty-five years later, stories began to circulate in American newspapers of new information regarding the young Lord's death. The Stanford, New York printer Daniel Lawrence, in the preface of this piece infers that British Admiral Wolseley had verbally narrated his eyewitness moments with the young Lord Lyttelton to Mary Knowles, the recollection being witnessed by William Savery, a Philadelphia Quaker. Mary (Morris) Knowles (1733-1807) was known as a poet and brilliant conversationalist on intimate terms with Samuel Johnson. As noted on page [3] of this pamphlet and the ODNB, she would become embroiled in a small controversy with Boswell's biography of Johnson. [ODNB]: "Knowles's reputation was further enhanced by this retelling of what can be truly considered a ghost story: Lord Lyttelton reckless and given to drink and dance, is told by a female spirit that he will be dead in three nights. Lord Lyttelton proceeds to challenge this date with Death with more amusement and pleasure, but is stricken fifteen minutes before midnight on the third day. A fellow rake (who had betted Lord Lyttelton one thousand pounds on the odds and outcome of his predicted death) suddenly recoils in horror in bed, miles away, upon mystically sensing the passing of his gambling companion. The connection between Hester Thrales, Mary Knowles, Samuel Johnson, and the "Wicked" Lord Lytellton suggests an interesting and historical constellation, perhaps one that is worth further critical examination. OCLC and Shaw and Shoemaker 5905 and 6601 cite four copies. .

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        Trattato della pittura

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

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        the Works of William Paley

      William Paley 1804 - belowfor publicationinformation. 7vol; 8. 5 by 6; I: (xii)362pp. , II: (vii)396pp. , III: (xxviii)373pp. , IV: (vii)452pp. , V: 381pp. , VI: (xiii)595pp. , VII: (xv)527pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Cape of Good Hope

      C. and R. Baldwin, London 1804 - 'An historical view of its original settlement by the Dutch, its capture by the British 1n 1795 and the different policy pursued there by the Dutch and British governments. Also a sketch of its geography, productions, the manners and customs of the inhabitants etc. etc.' Worn covers. Covers loose. Sporadic foxing throughout. Advertisements at the back for other books by the publisher.

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

      Richard Phillips, London - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Troubadour. Poésies occitaniques du XIIIe Si?cle.

      Paris, Henrichs et Renouard, 1803/1804. - Frühwerk des französischen Schriftstellers und Philologen Antoine Fabre d’Olivet (1767 - 1825), der sich auch zu den Ideen der Theosophie und des Illuminismus hingezogen fühlte. französich 1500 Äußere Bandnumerierung vertauscht. Sehr gutes Exemplar (tr?s bonne copie). Erste und letzte Seiten partiell etwas gebräunt; Seiten aber sonst sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). LXVIII, 222, 292 S. Marmorierte Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf grünem Rückenschild. Beide Bände mit ganzseitiger gestochener Vortitelillustration. Format: 20 x 13 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annali della città di Padova

      Remondini,, Bassano, 1804 - Tre volumi di cm. 27, pp. xxxix (1) 159; 249 (3); vii (1) 216. Splendida legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica ricoperto da carta dipinta remondiniana con titoli su tasselli a stampa. Qualche lieve segno d'uso esterno, me esemplare fresco e marginoso, in barbe ed a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale, apparsa postuma, di quest'opera ampiamente documentata che tratta della storia di Padova dalle origini al 1318 e che fu interrotto a causa della morte dell'autore. Cfr. Lozzi 3226. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alliance des Jacobins de France avec le ministere Anglais; les premiers representes par le C.en Mehee, et le ministre Anglais, par MM. Hamond, Yorke, et les Lords Pelham et Hawkesbury: suivie des stratagemes de Fr. Drake, sa correspondance, ses plans de ampagne, &c.

      l'imprimerie de la republique, Germinal an XII [i.e., Paris 1804 - First and only edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 276; with a large and wonderful hand-colored engraved folding plate of a taloned Sir Francis Drake with correspondence, plans, pens and secret inks, fleeing Munich for London; contemporary full crimson straight-grain morocco gilt, gilt pointille borders, smooth gilt spine in 6 compartments, a.e.g., extremities slightly worn. A scarce book of political satire, exposing an English-inspired plan to support anti-Bonaparte insurgents inside France. This is Mehée's account, later disavowed, of his actions as a double agent against Drake. Not found in Brunet, Ebert or Graesse. NUC nor 19 records ijn OCLC make any mention of the frontispiece (chez Martinet, n.d.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Alliance des Jacobins de France avec le ministere Anglais; les premiers representes par le C.en Mehee, et le ministre Anglais, par MM. Hamond, Yorke, et les Lords Pelham et Hawkesbury: suivie des stratagemes de Fr... Drake, sa correspondance, ses plans de ampagne, &c."

      "l'imprimerie de la republique, Germinal an XII [i.e." Paris: "l'imprimerie de la republique, Germinal an XII [i.e.". 1804]. "First and only edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 276; with a large and wonderful hand-colored engraved folding plate of a taloned Sir Francis Drake with correspondence, plans, pens and secret inks, fleeing Munich for London; contemporary full crimson straight-grain morocco gilt, gilt pointille borders, smooth gilt spine in 6 compartments, a.e.g., extremities slightly worn. & & A scarce book of political satire, exposing an English-inspired plan to support anti-Bonaparte insurgents inside France. This is Mehée's account, later disavowed, of his actions as a double agent against Drake. Not found in Brunet, Ebert or Graesse. NUC nor 19 records ijn OCLC make any mention of the frontispiece (chez Martinet, n.d.)."

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        Autogr. receipt in Italian signed.

      N. p. o. d. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. The Gorizia-born painter confirms having received 40 Fiorini from Baron Dublhof "per il pagamento del primo, e secondo tomo, contenenta il primo cento tavole, ed il secondo 70 incise dal Lorenzo Rochegiani [!]: intitolati costume di varie nazioni-egiozie [!] etrusche [.] per li proffessori [!] delle belle Arti: quali due tomi ebbi dal Sign. Vanzetti negoziante su la piazza di S. Michele in Vienna". He is probably referring to the works 'Raccolta di cento tavole rappresentanti I costimi religiosi civili, e militari degli antichi Egiziani, Etruschi [.]', Rome 1804, and 'Nova raccolta di cento tavole [.]', Rome, 1805-09, by Lorenzo Roccheggiani (Hiler 754). Cf. also Thieme/Becker VI, 197.

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