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        Slender-Billed Curlew. Numenius tenuirostris; Sav

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Slender-Billed Curlew. Numenius tenuirostris; Sav", from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light foxing throughout. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. This critically endangered wading bird is expertly hand-colored and detailed with a shades of brown feathers on top and a white and brown speckled underside. Precise lines define and detail each feather and give great dimension to the Curlew, from its head and face to tail-feathers and blue legs. Its long, slender beak used for catching food in the marshy waters, is also finely detailed.John Gould 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. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, ?The Birds of Europe? was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of ?The Birds of Europe? are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the American Forces...Compiled Under the Inspection of the Hon. Bushrod Washington, From Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative. To Which is Prefixed An Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America

      London: Richard Phillips, 1804-1807. 5 volumes. First edition, the English Issue published at the same time as the American issue. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in Vol. 1, folding view plates in Vols. 2 and 3, a finely engraved vignette tailpiece at the end of Vol. 3, 12 large folding maps of the American colonies in Vols. 1 and 5. Thick 8vo, contemporary tree calf, spines gilt lettered and numbered in two compartments on red and black contrasting morocco lettering labels and decorated in gilt with gilt bands and period central ornamental devices in gilt. A fine and handsome set in the original English calf binding. Some light age evidence to the calf but surprisingly well preserved. Internal hinges are in good order, text blocks sound and tight. An unusually well preserved item. RARE FIRST EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY CALF of one of the great early works on George Washington. The books contain maps of important Revolutionary battles in Virginia, the Carolinas, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. There is also a fine portrait of Washington and finely engraved view plates. “John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801. The longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. Thus, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Furthermore, the Marshall Court made several important decisions relating to federalism, affecting the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. In particular, he repeatedly confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law, and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers.” ‘Justice Marshall greatly admired George Washington, and between 1804 and 1807 published his influential five-volume biography. The author’s Life of Washington was based on records and papers provided to him by the late president's family. The first volume was reissued in 1824 separately as A History of the American Colonies, and the work reflected Marshall's Federalist principles. His revised and condensed two-volume Life of Washington was published in 1832. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments, while noting his frequent paraphrases of published sources such as William Gordon's 1801 history of the Revolution and the British Annual Register. After completing the revision to his biography of Washington, Marshall prepared an abridgment. In 1833 he wrote, "I have at length completed an abridgment of the Life of Washington for the use of schools. I have endeavored to compress it as much as possible. ... After striking out every thing which in my judgment could be properly excluded the volume will contain at least 400 pages." The Abridgment was not published until 1838, three years after Marshall died.’ This biography, here offered in its original five volume, first edition presentation, is still regarded as one of the most important ever penned, and perhaps the only one of real substance written by an extraordinary contemporary utterly active in the birthing of the new nation to which Washington had given the very highest and most noble service during is long life.

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        A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Subterraneous Surveying, and the Magnetic Variation of the Needle. Thomas Fenwick. 1804

      Fenwick Thomas. A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Subterraneous Surveying, and the Magnetic Variation of the Needle, S Hodgson Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1804. 1st Edition. 8vo. Contemporary Tree Calf, recent re-back and new headbands. PP207,title page watermarked 1801, seven folding plates of engineering and mathematical diagrams. Neat, early ownership mark on front pastedown of George Wayne M.E. Skilful repairs to three pates, with very small loss on one plate mainly to blank and fold line area. Pages lightly browned in clean and bright order throughout. A rare early work on mine surveying.

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        Black Guillemot. Uria grylle; (Lath)

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Black Guillemot. Uria grylle; (Lath)", from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with faint foxing throughout. Measuring 22.25" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail.Guillemots, a species of seabirds from the auk family and these illustrated are specifically Black Guillemots. These Black Guillemots are expertly hand-colored in rich grey-black and vibrant white. The Guillemot in the foreground has a black body, white flank and red eyes and legs. The bird in the background, in winter plumage, has a black back with white and black speckled underside and dark eyes and feet. Precise lines define each feather and give these Guillemots great definition and are a fine example of the changes in bird plumage.John Gould 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. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, ?The Birds of Europe? was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of ?The Birds of Europe? are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic.Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        Missale Romanum ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. [Seguido de:] Missae propriae Sanctorum Hispanorum qui generaliter in Hispania celebrantur. [Seguido de:] Missale Romano-Seraphicum ad Normam novissimi Kalendari Seraphici. Auctum Cardinalibus Boschi. pro omnibus utriusque sexus personis trium Ordinum S.P.N. Francisci Obedientiae

      Amberes: Antuerpiae, ex Architypographia Plantiniana, 1762 [y] 1761. [Junto con:] Madrid: Matriti, Typis Societatis, 1804. - Gran folio; 35 hs., 624 pp, 35 pp. más XLI a CXXVI pp., 4 hs. [y] 40 pp., 5 hs., más 9 hs. numeradas de 9 a 19 para un «Modus cantandi» [y] XII pp., 2 hs., 70 pp. Con un total de nueve láminas grabadas en cobre, una de ellas firmada por Juan Palomino sobre dibujo de Antonio Palomino. Encuadernación en piel, de epoca, ligeramente fatigada, con ruedas doradas en los planos, lomera nervada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Queen giving audience to Lord Beaconsfield at Osborne after his return from Berlin bringing 'Peace with Honour'

      Messers. Dickinson Publishers by Special Appointment to H.M. the Queen, 114, New Bond Street. w. and Mr. J. Garle Brown. Wymondham, near Leicester, . . - Size: 88 x 77 cm. (34½ x 30½ inches) Fine condition. Queen Victoria with Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804 - 1881), Prime Minister and novelist. Through his outstanding abilities as a politician and orator, Disraeli became Prime Minister in 1868 and guided the Second Reform Bill through Parliament. His diplomatic triumphs included the Congress of Berlin (June 13 - July 13, 1878), a meeting of the European Great Powers' and the Ottoman Empire's leading statesmen. In the wake of the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78, the meeting's aim was to reorganize the countries of the Balkan peninsula. A rare proof copy before the title.

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        NASCIMENTO SILVEIRA. Francisco do. MAPPA BREVE DA LUSITANIA ANTIGA,

      - E GALLLIZA BRACARENSE; NO QUAL EM SEIS TABOAS COROGRAFICAS, Indispensavelmente precisas aos Geografos curiosos, se noticião todas as Cidades, e Povoações, que florecêrão nos passados Seculos, em todas as seis Provincias, em que se divide de presente Portugal; e juntamente se nomêão os Póvos, que as habitárão, e defendêrão dos inimigos: os Montes mais célebres, que formosêão seu Paiz; os Rios notáveis, que fecundam seus campos: os Promontórios, e Ilhas, que servião de baliza á sua navegação; e as Vias Militares, que franqueavão a passagem aos Consules Romanos, e suas Tropas. Composto, e recopilado das noticias, que largamente expende na sua LUSITANIA ANTIGA ILLUSTRADA na Geografia, Genealogia e Mytologia. O P. FRANCISCO DO NASCIMENTO SILVEIRA. Author de ambas as Obras. TOM. I. [e único publicado]. LISBOA. M. DCCCIV. [1804]. Na Of. de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira. In 8º (de 15x10 cm) com [viii], 298, [i] pags. Encadernação do século xx, executada pelo encadernador Carmelita do Carmo, ao gosto da época com lombada em pele e pastas em papel decorativo. Exemplar por abrir; aparado e carminado apenas à cabeça. Obra antecedida de um estudo das fontes da geografia, da fauna, da flora, e da linguística primitiva da Lusitânia; e dividida em 6 capítulos, com as províncias existentes na divisão administrativa da época, nomeadamente: pag. 15 ? Província do Minho; pag. 195 -Província de Trás-os-Montes; pag. 211 ? Província da Beira; pag. 242 ? Província da Estremadura; pag. 261 ? Província do Alentejo; pag. 288 ? Província do Algarve. Inocêncio III, 18; XVII, 375 e IX, 31: 'P. Francisco do Nascimento Silveira, Presbytero Secular, natural de Lisboa. Vivia nos primeiros anos do século corrente, porém não encontro memorias suas posteriormente ao ano de 1805. Consta que fora Thesoureiro na egreja parochial de S. Nicolau de Lisboa. É possivel e até provavel, que nos livros dos óbitos d'essa freguezia se encontrem a seu respeito alguns esclarecimentos: porém faltaram-me o tempo e meios para procural-os. ?Mappa breve da Lusitania antiga e Galliza bracharense: no qual em seis taboas corographicas se noticiam todas as cidades e povoações que floreceram nos passados seculos, em todas as seis provincias em que se divide de presente Portugal. Tomo I. Ibi, pelo mesmo 1804. 8.º de XVI 298 pag. Não consta que mais algum tomo chegasse a sahir á luz'. Location/localizacao: 3-A4-D-21

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

      Bungay C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley 1804 and 1807. 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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        Memorie storiche della Repubblica di San Marino. Raccolte dal Cav. M.D. Cittadino della medesima

      Milano, Dalla Tipografia di F. Sonzogno di Gio.Battista Librajo e Stampatore, 1804.. 264 S., LXXVII, 1 Bl. Neuere Bibliotheks-Lwd. 24,5 x 18,5 cm. Lozzi 4728. - Erste Ausgabe der bekannten Geschichte des Zwergstaates. - Ehemaliges Exemplar der Brooklyn Public Library; mit Exlibris ("From a collection of ten thousand, Fourhundred and twentysix volumes presented by Mr. James A. H. Bell, June 30, 1898", Nummer und Perforationsstempel auf Titel und S. 97, sowie Bibliothekskarte am hinteren Spiegel. - James A. H. Bell (1817-1901), der "Monte Cristo of Brooklyn" wurde mit einer Farbenfabrik reich und war ein bekannter Kunstsammler und Bibliophiler. - Insgesamt gutes und fleckenfreies Exemplar!

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        FRIENDLY CAUTIONS To The HEADS Of FAMILIES And OTHERS, Very Necessary to be Observed in Order to Preserve Health and Long Life: with Ample Directions to Nurses Who Attend the Sick, Women in Child-Bed, &c. The First American Edition, with Notes and Additions . [Half-title: The Nurse's Guide, or Companion for a Sick Chamber]

      Philadelphia:: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys,. 1804.. 12mo: a^6 A - O^6. 7-1/8" x 4-1/4". 1st US edition (American Imprints 6561; Austin 1073). From the Third [London] Edition with Additions. xii, 155, [5] pp. Publisher hand-inked word cancel to p 8, line 12, replacing first word with "uniting". Publisher list last 5 pages. P. 160 misnumbered as 156; 162 as 148; 163 as 155.. Period full brown sheep. Maroon, gilt-lettered spine label. Flat back spine with 6 dual horizontal gilt rules.. Joint leather starting. Some chipping to spine ends. Expected. sporadic foxing. An About VG copy.. A very early text for nurses, with an extensive section on diet & cooking for the invalid [50 pp of divers recipes].

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

      London W Faden 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 Sporting Tour Through the Northern Parts of England and Great Part of the Highlands of Scotland; Including Remarks on English and Scottish Landscape, and General Observations on the State of Society and Manners

      London Vernor and Hood 1804. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover with staining on lower edge with some light internal impact. Contents bright First Edition Quarter-leather red cloth cover 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 312pp + index. 16 engravings by Medland, Pouncy, Landseer, Peltro, etc.

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        Observations on the Treatment of Scirrhous Tumours and Cancers of the Breast

      Bath Printed by R. Cruttwell 1804. Upper board missing. Lower board almost detached. Spine worn. Contents firm. Browning to prelims. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). vii, 103pp, + errata page. Frontispiece plate.

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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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        Indian Reed

      Robert James Thornton, 1804. Mezzotint, aquatint, and stipple engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 13.75". The Indian Reed is a perennial flower native to the Caribbean and tropical Americas, shown here against a mountainous landscape. The lush green color of the leaves and surroundings emphasize the vibrant red color of the flower, which stands out against a clear blue sky. These vivid colors owe themselves to the intaglio method of printing, which combined mezzotint, aquatint, line, and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor. Seeking to evoke the exotic, Thornton has placed a small pagoda in the hills, an example of the creative liberties that he often took in presenting his flowers. This first state of the image appeared in Robert James Thornton's elephant folio edition of "The Temple of Flora." This collection of 32 large-scale floral prints, while considered a masterpiece today, was ridiculed in its time for its lavishness in comparison to typically more austere botanical imagery. Since then, however, it has become one of the most admired illustrated botanical set ever published in Britain. The print has surface stains along the right margin and some foxing and scuffs on the image. Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. A specialist in medical botany, Thornton dedicated the later part of his life to publishing collections of floral plates. "The Temple of Flora" was the final and most ambitious volume of "A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnæus," which Thornton commissioned and compiled between 1797 and 1807. This print is a lovely example of his work.

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        History of British Birds

      Newcastle: Edward Walker, 1804. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bewick. Newcastle Edward Walker 1804 FIRST EDITION, 2 vols. 8vo. Pages xxxviii; 39-386: xx,1-400 The pagination is unusual but the books are complete. With 233 cuts of birds by Bewick in the text. Rebound (c 1980s) in half ¿leather. New endpapers. Decorative blind tooling to leather on spine and corners on boards. Marbled paper to boards. Raised bands to spine forming 6 compartments. Each compartment attractively decorated with blind tooling and gilt patterns. Gilt labels. Published in two parts, the first deals with land birds, the second with water birds. Recent bookplates. Text blocks very clean and unmarked with practically no foxing

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

      Bungay: C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Wear to covers. Front boards detached. Contents very good. Slight foxing to some illustrations. 1804 and 1807. Reprint. Leather cover. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 827pp; 695pp. Numerous full-page engravings and maps, some folding. .

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        A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes

      Bungay: C Brightley and T Kinnersley, 1804 First edition in 2 volumes comprehensively illustrated with high quality plates and maps. The Reverend Blomfield drew on a variety of sources, eg Oliver Goldsmith, Bruce to produce a work which covers a wide range of topics including 'animated nature', astronomy, geology and 'mathematical geography' as well as a tour of the world as it was known then. Blomfield clearly wanted to produce a work that was so comprehensive that it was the only work that anyone would need to read on those subjects. The plate listing only refers to around half the plates and maps. Both volumes retain the original marbled boards which are rubbed, and have new leather spines, corners and endpapers. The spines do not have labels, but there is one detached label presumably from the original binding. Volume I, 827 pp, contains frontispiece, vignette title page, preface, text covering geology, nature, europe, and much else, and 9 full page engravings, 10 full page maps, 1 folding map and 1 folding chart. Volume II, dated 1805, has 695 pp plus index. It covers a range from Japan, China, the E Indies, Southern Europe and France to North and S America. It contains 11 maps - 2 folding, and 20 full page plates. The N American map shows much of the United States in French and Mexican hands.The contents are in generally very good clean condition - but the paper is quite fragile so there are some page tears generally not affecting text or plate contents; some crumpling of pages - this affects the f/p and title page of volume I and a folding map in vol II. Vol 1 has some browning to the base of pages - it is about 2 inches long and half an inch into the bottom margin - not affecting text. There is a very small hole in the vignette title page. Some pages in both volumes have light spotting or browning.

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        [Grape] Old St. Peter Grape

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. 22 1/8 x 18 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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        Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Santa Catalina de 1804, celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Andrés Lorenzo de Lezana y Don Isidoro Joseph García. [Junto con:] JUNTA Particular de 26 de Noviembre de 1803 y Generales Extraordinarias desde dicho día hasta las Ordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1804, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Andrés Lorenzo de Lezana y Don Isidoro Joseph García. [Junto con:] DECRETOS hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Mayo 1804, celebradas en la villa de La-Bastida, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Andrés Lo

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1804. Todo en un volúmen en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., 164 pp. + 141 pp. + 163-68 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel "Minutas de 1804"

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        Desultory Remarks on the Letters of Eminent Persons Particularly those of Pope and Cowper

      London - J. Johnson, 1804 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce biographical text exploring the life and writings of William Cowper. Featuringtwo engraved plates by W. Blake, firstlydepicting a view of St Edmund's Chapel in the Church of East Dereham, which contains the grave of William Cowper, and secondlya sketch of the monument erected in the church of East Dereham in Norfolk in memory of Copper. Contains various correspondence, mainly between Cooper and Reverend John Newton. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to the the boards and extremities. Spine is worn and chipped, and front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, pages are intermittently clean with the occasional instances of spotting and handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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

      C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley 1804 and 1807, Bungay - 827pp; 695pp. Numerous full-page engravings and maps, some folding. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Wear to covers. Front boards detached. Contents very good. Slight foxing to some illustrations [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pokeach Iwrim. Beleuchtung einiger mystischen Allegorien und Hieroglyphen, in nächster Beziehung auf den durch Bohemanns Mißbrauch und die Bekanntmachung seiner Urkunden merkwürdig gewordenen Orden der Asiatischen Brüder. In Briefen an einen Freund in America

      Stade, Auf Kosten des Verfassers,, 1804.. 319 S. Pappband d. Zt. Kloß 1962; Lenning II, 482; Wolfstieg 42988; Caillet 11070. - Erste Ausgabe. - Richtet sich gegen den 1780 in Österreich entstandenen, den Rosenkreuzern verwandten Orden der "Asiatischen Brüder". - Gering berieben. Titel mit altem Logenstempel.

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        Oeuvres. Avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce. Par M. Bret

      Paris, par la compagnie des librairies associès 1804.. 6 vols. gr.-8°. Mit gest. Titelportr. v. L. J. Cathelin nach P. Mignard u. 33 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Kanten u. Rü. berieb. Kap. tlw. bestoßen. Brunet III, 1799; Sander 1373 - Zweite Auflage der oeuvres completes herausgegeben u. mit Anmerkungen v. Antoine Bret (1717-1792) mit den hübschen Stichen nach Moreau Le Jeune (1741-1814), gest. v. J. B. Simonet, D. Née, N. de Launay, A. J. Duclos, L. J. Masquelier, E. de Ghendt, J. Leveau, C. Baquoy, j. B. Simonet, J. Le Veau, Helman,

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        AN ACCOUNT OF LOUISIANA. BEING AN ABSTRACT OF DOCUMENTS DELIVERED IN, OR TRANSMITTED TO, MR. JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AND BY HIM LAID BEFORE CONGRESS, AND PUBLISHED BY THEIR ORDER

      London. 1804.. [2],43pp., including folding table (p.41). Modern three-quarter calf. Minor foxing. Several unobtrusive ex-library stamps on final two leaves. Very good. The rare first British edition, after the first American of the previous year. One of the most important documents of the post- Louisiana Purchase period. Based on material assembled by Thomas Jefferson, this publication provided basic knowledge of Louisiana to a country hungry to hear about it. It was the first real account of the vast new western territory to become available to the American people, and as such, the magnitude of its importance is obvious. It provides details of geography, inhabitants, Indians, laws, agriculture, and navigation. HOWES L493. SABIN 42178. WAGNER-CAMP 2b:13.

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...ACCOMPANYING SUNDRY DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO A DELIVERY OF POSSESSION, ON THE 20th ULTIMO, BY THE COMMISSARY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OF THE TERRITORY OF LOUISIANA [caption title]

      [Washington. 1804].. 12pp. Gathered signatures, stitched as issued. Light soiling and wrinkling. Very good. Untrimmed and partially unopened. In a half morocco box. For the history of the Louisiana Purchase, this document is second in importance only to the actual treaty between France and the United States. This MESSAGE records the actual transfer of Louisiana to American control, which Jefferson calls an "important acquisition, so favorable to the immediate interests of our Western citizens, so auspicious to the peace and security of the nation in general, which adds to our country territories so extensive and fertile, and to our citizens new brethren to partake of the blessings of freedom and self-government." This printed document consists of: 1) Jefferson's message to Congress announcing the transfer and the stationing of troops in the Purchase, and conveying his "sincere congratulations"; 2) the Dec. 20, 1803 letter of commissioners William C.C. Claiborne and James Wilkinson to James Madison, Secretary of State, announcing the transfer had taken place that day; 3) the transfer document, signed the same day by the commissioners and citizen Peter Clement Laussat, the French Prefect; 4) Claiborne's proclamation, as governor general of the Province of Louisiana, extending the authority of the United States to the Territory; and 5) Claiborne's "Address to the Citizens of Louisiana," also dated Dec. 20, 1803. The document, and Jefferson's notice of transmittal, are dated Jan. 16, 1804. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 7545. STREETER SALE 1585. COHEN 7272.

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        Die Leuchte des Diogenes. Oder Prüfung unserer heutigen Moralität und Aufklärung

      Regensburg, Montag und Weiß,, 1804.. 4 Bll., 368 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Goed. IV/1, 182, 22; ADB XLI, 539: "Die Angriffe gegen W. hörten auch mit Beginn des neuen Jahrhunderts nicht auf. Noch 1804 beklagt er sich in der Schrift `Die Leuchte des Diogenes oder Prüfung unserer heutigen Moralität und Aufklärung` über den Geist der Verleumdung, der manche seiner eines edleren Sinnes fähigen Worte falsch gedeutet habe: `Die oberste Gewalt und Religion habe ich als wesentliche Bedürfnisse des Menschen betrachtet, aber zu einer Zeit, wo des Spielens und Mißbrauchens in geheimen Gesellschaften kein Ende war, habe ich gewollt, daß diese Schwäche der Menschen zu würdigeren Absichten benutzt werde". - Nicht bei Wolfstieg. - Seltene Schrift des Gründers des Ordens der Illuminaten. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Tls. leicht braunfleckig.

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        A Sporting Tour Through the Northern Parts of England and Great Part of the Highlands of Scotland; Including Remarks on English and Scottish Landscape, and General Observations on the State of Society and Manners

      Vernor and Hood, London 1804 - 312pp + index. 16 engravings by Medland, Pouncy, Landseer, Peltro, etc. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover with staining on lower edge with some light internal impact. Contents bright Quarter-leather red cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Oliver D. Cooke, Hartford 1804 - In two Volumes. A New Edition, with Additions. In full leather covered hard boards with gilt lettering (still legible) boxed in red and three raised spines in gilt on spine.Square and intact binding. No writing on any text pages . All pages are legible. Previous owner's names on ffep and inscription on title pages. Moderate foxing. Water stains on endpapers and covers. Leather is intact but moderately to heavily scuffed. NOs 36 and 37 written on front pastedown. PROVENANCE: The inscription reads " John Johnsons presented to A. Murdoch , Esq, by a friend." A. Murdoch was one fo the sons of John Murdoch, from Scotland, who settled in Carlisle, PA prior to the Revolutionary War. A. or Alexander Murdoch, the second, was a succesful lawyer in Washington, PA. In 1861, he was appointed United States marshal for Western Pennsylvania, by President Lincoln and subsequently by President Grant. The volumes were then owned by John H. Murdoch, son of Alexander, and also an attorney. His name and date February 27, 1969 are on the ffep's. More photos upon request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Moorish Mosque at Bangalore.

      Edward Orme. London. 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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        Die höchsten Grade der hochw. gr. M. L. R. Y. z. Fr. oder das non plus ultra der Freimaurerei

      Berlin, Schmidt, 1804.. Mit gest. Titelvign. und Kupfertafel. 1 Bl., 204 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: Der vierte Grad der Freimaurerei, oder Schottischer Rittergrad. Leipzig, Lauffer, 1826. 112 S. Pappband d. Zt. I. Kloß 1960; Taute 1330; Wolfstieg 35910: "Enthält 4 von J. A. Fessler umgearb. und von einem eidbrüchigen Kopisten, Raithel, entwendete alte franz. Grade der Loge Royal York, die auf Fesslers Andringen abgeschafft wurden." - II. Wolfstieg 35812. - Berieben, oberes Rückenende mit Fehlstelle. Beide Drucke gestempelt und leicht fleckig.

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        Versuche uber das Gesetz des Falls, uber den Widerstand der Luft u.uber die Umdrehung der Erd

      Mallinckrodt, Dortmund 1804 - Benzenberg, Johann Friedrich (1777-1846). Versuche über das Gesetz des Falls, über den Widerstand der Luft und über die Umdrehung der Erde . . . 8vo. xii, 423, 432a-432h, 433-542, [2]pp. Additional engraved title and 8 plates, including frontispiece. Dortmund: Mallinckrodt, 1804. 206 x 127 mm. 19th century mottled boards, handwritten paper spine label, light wear at spine. Minor dampstaining and foxing but very good. Library stamps on engraved title. Marginal notes in pencil in an early hand on several leaves, pencil drawing on one plate. First Edition. Benzenberg, a German astronomer, was one of a number of scientists at the turn of the nineteenth century who conducted falling-body experiments to demonstrate the earth’s rotation and show the accuracy (or lack thereof) of theoretical predictions regarding the earth’s motion. Benzenberg’s first experiments were performed in 1802 from a church steeple in Hamburg (illustrated in the frontispiece); he followed these in 1804 with experiments conducted in a mine shaft. Benzenberg was responding in part to the work of Italian physicist Giovanni Baptista Guglielmini (1763-1817), who published his experimental research on the earth’s rotation in 1789 and 1792. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FRIENDLY CAUTIONS To The HEADS Of FAMILIES And OTHERS, Very Necessary to be Observed in Order to Preserve Health and Long Life: with Ample Directions to Nurses Who Attend the Sick, Women in Child-Bed, &c. The First American Edition, with Notes and Additions . [Half-title: The Nurse's Guide, or Companion for a Sick Chamber]

      Philadelphia:: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys,. 1804.. 12mo: a^6 A - O^6. 7-1/8" x 4-1/4". 1st US edition (American Imprints 6561; Austin 1073). From the Third [London] Edition with Additions. xii, 155, [5] pp. Publisher hand-inked word cancel to p 8, line 12, replacing first word with "uniting". Publisher list last 5 pages. P. 160 misnumbered as 156; 162 as 148; 163 as 155.. Period full brown sheep. Maroon, gilt-lettered spine label. Flat back spine with 6 dual horizontal gilt rules.. Joint leather starting. Some chipping to spine ends. Expected. sporadic foxing. An About VG copy.. A very early text for nurses, with an extensive section on diet & cooking for the invalid [50 pp of divers recipes].

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        Essais d' un apprenti philosophe, Sur quelques anciens problèmes de Physique, d' Astronomie, de Géométrie, de Métaphysique et de Morale.

      Paris, Librairie Economique. 1804 - In-8, 2 parties en un vol. à pagination continue, 378 pp. et 11 planches dépl., 1/2 basane fauve, dos lisse orné, rel. moderne pastiche d' une rel. début XIXe. Portrait- frontispice gravé, (Miger). Ed. originale, Quérard IV-145, qui donne le livre comme datant de 1805. Assez longue notice dans Blavier, (Fous littéraires), p. 358, et, surtout, joli portrait de l' auteur par Flaubert dans la préface aux "Dernières Chansons", de Louis Bouilhet : "P. Hourcastremé s' occupa de législation, de poésie, de géométrie, reçut des compliments de Voltaire, correspondit avec Turgot, Condorcet, mangea presque toute sa fortune à s' acheter des coquilles, --- , partit de ce monde presque centenaire, en laissant à son petit- fils [L. Bouilhet] le souvenir d' un bonhomme bizarre et charmant, toujours poudré, en culottes courtes, et soignant des tulipes." Très bon ex., peut- être rogné un peu court. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prontuario alfabético y cronológico por orden de materias de las Instrucciones, Ordenanzas, Reglamentos, Pragmáticas, y demás Reales Resoluciones no recopiladas, que han de observarse para la administración de justicia y gobierno en los pueblos del reyno. quarta impresión. Corregida y aumentada en sus respectivos lugares con las Reales Cédulas y Ordenes expedidas en los años de 1795, 1796, 1797, y otras muchas de las anteriores. [sigue:] Continuación y suplemento: 1798.- 1799.- 1800.- 1801.- 1802.-1803.- 1804.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Ramón Ruiz, 1801-1804. - 10 volúmenes en 9 tomos. 21,5x15 cm. [1] I: 1h, XVI-445 pp.- [2] II: 432 pp.- [3] III: 1 hoja, 352 pp. [+ IV: XVI-143 pp] .- [4] V: XXIII-541 pp.- [5] VI: XII-453 pp., 1 estado plegado.- [6] VII: XII-347 pp.- [7] VIII: XII-263 pp.- [8] IX: XVI-287 pp.- [9] X: XV-465 pp. Encuadernación original uniforme para todos los tomos en plena pasta española con doble tejuelo rojo y verde en el lomo, y grecas doradas. Cortes pintados. Magnífico ejemplar. En esta obra se encuentran transcritas todas las ordenanzas e instrucciones oficiales que hasta ese momento no habian sido recopiladas, y que legislan la vida social, política y económica de la España de finales del s. XVIII y primeros años del XIX. Importante y raro conjunto completo. Palau 3955.

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        Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical

      1804. Herbert, W[illiam] [1771-1851]. Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government, &c. &c. With a Concise History of the English Law. London: Printed for Vernor and Hood; J. Storer and J. Greig, 1804. xii, 377, [10] pp. Twenty-four engravings. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Nineteenth-century purple vellum, gilt title, fillets and ornaments to spine, edges dyed yellow. Negligible light rubbing to extremities. Light toning, foxing to a few leaves, some offsetting from engravings, internally clean. * Only edition. Herbert was the librarian of the Guildhall Library. His Antiquities was extracted in large measure from Sir William Dugdale's Origines Juridicales (1666). The engravings depict the different Inns of Court and Chancery. Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University (1909) I:913.

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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.

      J. Johnson, London 1804 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL PLAN FOR LAYING OUT TOWNS AND TOWNSHIPS ON THE NEW-ACQUIRED LANDS IN THE EAST INDIES, AMERICA, OR ELSEWHERE

      [London: W. Calvert], 1804.. 24pp. plus folding plan, partially handcolored. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Small tear at inner margin of map. Negligible soiling. Very good. Second edition. Sharp's plan was first published in 1794 with the stated goal "to promote cultivation, and raise the value of all the adjoining land, at the price of giving gratis the town-lots and, in some cases (as in new colonies), also the small out- lots, to the first settlers and their heirs, so long as they possess no other land; and on other equitable conditions." His plan shows a central town laid out in one square mile, organized around a central green, around which municipal buildings are placed. Four roads lead diagonally through the town into the center green. A wide band of common land surrounds the town, while outlying township lots are laid out for farming, etc. Sharp (1735-1813) was a writer and ardent abolitionist, and in 1783 he even proposed the idea of a founding a colony for freed slaves in Africa. His ideas on town planning may have been influenced by James Oglethorpe, whose early plan for Savannah resembles the plan presented in this work. Likewise, Sharp's work influenced many important figures in the New World, including Thomas Jefferson, who, according to Reps, corresponded with Sharp: "Thomas Jefferson's interest in city planning during his presidency was no sudden development...from abroad came letters from Granville Sharp containing plans for building new towns on novel and improved lands." This second edition is far scarcer than the first. While OCLC locates at least a dozen copies of the 1794 edition, only five copies of this edition are found, and no copies are noted in auction records. SABIN 79822. GOLDSMITHS 16046. REPS, THE MAKING OF URBAN AMERICA, p.317.

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