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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,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quaker House Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        OBRAS SELECTAS (completo en 3 tomos). EL SABIO EN LA SOLEDAD o meditaciones religiosas sobre diversos asuntos.

      - Las obras electas están traducidas por Juan de Escoquiz. Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1804, 10x15, XVI-325+484+XII-354 págs. El sabio en la soledad, está traducido por Antonio Schwager. Madrid, Of. de Benito García y Comp., 1807, 2 hojas. 339 págs. Firma de época. Los 4 libros llevan la misma encuadernación de época en plena pasta española con doble tejuelo, ruedas doradas en lomera. (54175).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        The Little Hermitage, and other Tales; translated from the French. Second edition.

      Printed for R. Phillips 1804 - with an engraved frontispiece, partly coloured by hand (ownership inscription on recto heavily inked through - possibly in anger - and through-setting), and 1 engraved plate, a pair of leaves loosening, pp. [iv], 176, 12mo, original roan backed boards, the boards lacking any covering, rubbed and worn, but solid, contemporary ownership inscription on verso of title of E. Nisbet, 39 Wigmore St., Cavendish Square, sound No copy of a first edition is recorded, and this edition is represented in COPAC in just the BL. WorldCat adds 4 copies in North America, including Toronto, but it is not in the Osborne Collection’s printed catalogue.Jauffret had ‘Un caractère aimable, un esprit orné . propre à parer à l'enfance, et il employa à son égard, dans ses ouvrages, le langage de Berquin. Tous ses livres sont intéressants, contiennent une morale pure, et ont le précieux avantage de présenter l’instruction sous des formes qui éloignent ce qu'elle a de répugnant pour la jeunesse’ (NBG).

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        The Costume of Great Britain

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        FLORA LUSITANICA,

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

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Astley's Projects, in his Management of the Horse;

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

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

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

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        School Atlas of General Geography?

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

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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria, Displayed in Fifty Coloured Engravings; with descriptions, and an introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq. Costumes des Etats Hereditaires de la Maison d'Autriche, consistant en cinquante gravures coloriÈes; dont les description, ainsi que l'introduction, ont ÈtÈ rÈdigÈes par M. Bertrand de Moleville.

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

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        THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA. Displayed in fifty coloured engravings; with descriptions and an introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Pineapple] Brown Havannah Pine [Pl. XLIII]

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

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        Opere. Scrittori Classici Italiani di Economia Politica. Parte moderna. Tomi XXXIII-XXXV.

      Nella Stamperia e Fonderia di G. G. Destefanis,, Milano, 1804 - 3 voll. in-8° (224x146mm), pp. VIII, 406, (1) di errata; 423, (1) di errata; 472, (1) di errata. I primi due voll. (tomi XXXIII-XXXIV) in brossura editoriale verdina con titolo a stampa ai piatti entro cornici ornamentali plurime incise su rame; il terzo vol. (tomo XXXV) legato in m. pelle marrone ottocentesca con titolo, filetti e fregi ornamentali impressi in oro, piatti in marmorizzatura marrone e venature gialle e rosse e tagli gialli a spruzzo verde. Raccolta completa delle opere del grande economista piemontese settecentesco Giambattista Vasco (Mondovì, 1733-Rocchetta Tanaro, 1796), nell'àmbito degli "Economisti Classici Italiani". Il primo vol. contiene alcune notizie biografiche sul Vasco (alle pp. V-VIII) e le opere "Della Moneta", "Delle università delle arti e mestieri", "Mémoire sur les causes de la mendicité et sur les moyens de la supprimer"; il secondo, "La felicità pubblica considerata nei coltivatori di terre proprie" e "L'usura libera"; il terzo, la "Risposta al quesito: Quali siano i mezzi di provvedere al sostentamento degli operaj soliti impiegarsi nel torcimento delle sete ne'filatoj." e gli "Annunzj ed estratti sopra diversi oggetti di Economia Politica". Il Vasco, che Piero Gobetti ritenne il vero promotore della rinascita degli studi di economia nel Piemonte settecentesco, fu abate e dottore in legge, professore di teologia a Cagliari, economista di tendenza liberoscambista. Cultore di Turgot e di Adam Smith, fu strenuo avversario della fissazione legale del valore delle monete, dei laccioli protezionistici, delle corporazioni e di tutte le forme economiche volte a impedire il progredire del liberismo. "Giambattista Vasco è il maggior economista piemontese del Settecento", scrisse Franco Venturi nella sua grande opera sugli "Illuministi Italiani". "Vasco is the earliest writer on dynamic process analysis but his work remains entirely unknown to this day even among his own compatriots" (R.D. Theocharis, 1961, p. 49). Cat. Einaudi, 5835-5836. Mc Culloch, p. 30. Cfr., tra l'altro, G. B. Vasco, Opere, a cura di Maria Luisa Perna, Torino, Fondazione Einaudi, 1989-1991, 2 voll.; Venturi, passim.; G. Prato in Problemi monetari e bancari nei secoli XVII e XVIII, Torino, 1916; L. Einaudi, Il pensiero economico-sociale in Piemonte, in Le arti, le scienze, la storia, le lettere in Piemonte, Torino, 1898, pp. 255-279. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        General Charte von Australien

      Weimar,: Geographical Institute,, 1804.. Engraved map, handcolour outline, 450 x 610 mm., in fine condition, mounted. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke (1768-1818) of Halberstadt and Koburg was the official cartographer to the Geographical Institute in Weimar.His General Charte von Australien was republished five times between 1801 and 1820 (although Tooley notes only four), and with each edition the latest information was added with new place names appearing and unknown sections of the coast filled in. This is the second state of the map with additional names in New South Wales appearing including Mount Warning north of Sydney and Entrecasteaux Island and Legrands Bay added on the South Coast. North of Bass Strait, Shanks and Portland Bays are named.In all editions Australia is named "New Holland formerly Ulimaroa" and, rather peculiarly, on the right of the continent is the wording New South Wales or Sydney Cove (Neu S¸d Wallis oder Sydney-Cove).Tooley, 999.

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        The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,

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

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        Archives Litteraires de L'Europe

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

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        EPHEMERIDES ASTRONOMICAS

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

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

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

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        Melon] White-seeded Rock Melon

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        Traite de Fortification Souterraine, Suivi de Quatre Memoires sur les Mines; Par le Chef de Bataillon du Genie Mouze, Ancient Commandant de Mineurs

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE GENESEE COUNTRY: IN WHICH THE SITUATION, DIMENSIONS, CIVIL DIVISIONS, SOIL, MINERALS, PRODUCE, LAKES AND RIVERS...ARE IMPARTIALLY DESCRIBED. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE MILITARY LANDS. BY ROBERT MUNRO [pseud]

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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