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        Campylopterus Cuvieri, Pl. 52 (Cuviers Sabre-wing)

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London.Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.Of all his works, many of Gould?s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive ?Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds?. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould?s personal collection of hummingbird specimens.This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Campylopterus Cuvieri", measures 22" x 14" and is in excellent condition with light foxing marks. This lithograph shows two hummingbirds, commonly called Cuvier's Sabre-wing's perched on a branch. These hummingbirds are expertly hand colored with rich green bodies, grey wings and tan bellies. Their dynamic positioning on the branch allows for both sides of their bodies, and their patterned tail feathers, to be appreciated.

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        Microchera Parvirostris, Lawr, Plate 30 (Purple Snowcap)

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London.Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.Of all his works, many of Gould?s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive ?Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds?. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould?s personal collection of hummingbird specimens.This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, "Microchera Parvirostris, Lawr", measures 21.75" x 15" and is in excellent condition. This lithograph shows the four hummingbirds, commonly called Purple Snowcaps, resting on a large green leaf. The hummingbirds are expertly-hand colored and show the differences between the mature adult and juvenile birds who lack the "snowcap". The hummingbirds are colored in a blend of green, purple, brown and white, the youngest with more green on its back and a white underside. The snowcaps of the adult birds are vibrantly colored against their rich, dark bodies. The reflections of a bird and the leaf are seen in the water as it bends down for a drink, adding to the dynamic composition of this lithograph.

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        Views in Egypt, Palestine and other parts of the Ottoman Empire [general title]

      London: printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1804 [text and plates watermarked 1801]. 3 parts in 1, folio. (18 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches). General title, 4 section titles (one part with 2 section titles in English and French, respectively). 96 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Expertly bound to style in dark green morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. [Comprised of:] Views in Egypt from the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his Embassy to Constantinople. London, 1801. Text in English. 48 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Mayer, all captioned in English. [With:] Views in Palestine, from the Original Drawings of Luigi Mayer, with an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Country and its Remarkable Places ... Vues en Palestine ... London, 1804. Title and text in English and French. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Mayer, all captioned in English and French. [With:] Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania, a part of Asia Minor hitherto unexplored; with some curious selections from the Islands of Rhodes and Cyprus, and the celebrated cities of Corinth, Carthage and Tripoli: from the original drawings in the possession of Sir R. Ainslie, taken during his embassy to Constantinople by ... Mayer: with historical observations and incidental illustrations of the manners and customs of the natives of the country ... Vues dans l'empire Ottoman. London: 1803. 2 letterpress titles: one in English, one in French, text in English and French. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Mayer, all captioned in English and French. Rare combined issue of Mayer's spectacular works with remarkable colour plates. Each work was published under the auspices of Sir Robert Ainslie (1730- 1812), antiquary, numismatist, and ambassador to Constantinople from 1776 to 1792. The plates include many remarkable images. The first work includes breathtaking views from the top of the Great Pyramid at Gizeh, the second and third pyramids at Gizeh, and a very detailed illustration of the Nilometer, an ancient device which measured the height of the Nile. (Egypt's agricultural economy depended almost entirely on the annual flooding of the land by the Nile and the Turkish rulers of Egypt used the Nilometer to judge how good a season their subjects were going to have and thus how much, if any, taxes could be levied). The second work contains a series of 10 views taken in and around Jerusalem, as well as a number of other locations known from passages in the Bible. The third work concentrates on Caramania in Asiatic Turkey, including views of the ancient sites as well as ethnographical portraits of the inhabitants. It also includes images of Rhodes, Corinth, Carthage and Tripoli. As the titles make clear, the plates are based upon the designs of Luigi Mayer, an Italian-born artist of German parentage. Abbey Travel 369; Atabey 787 & 788; Blackmer 1098 & 1099; Gay 2145; Rohricht p. 339; Colas I, 2018; Hardie p.141; Hiler p.577

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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TOGETHER WITH AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, ADDRESSED TO LORD MELVILLE CONCERNING POSSIBLE ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF WAR WITH SPAIN]

      Granton, Edinburgh. Oct. 22, 1804.. 12; 2pp. Quarto letter, folio memorandum. Old fold lines to both. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. A fascinating memorandum entitled "Hints as to the Conduct of this Country, in the Event of a Spanish War," together with the accompanying cover letter, written by Scottish MP Charles Hope to Lord Melville. The memorandum presents a clear outline of a detailed scheme for English commercial advancement, under the guise of a war with Spain. The object is two-fold, first to gain lucrative trade opportunities in South American and the South Seas; secondly to compromise the power of the French empire and gain international commercial advantage over France while gaining favor with Spain and colonies in the Americas in the peace that will follow. At the time of writing this assessment and strategy, Hope was a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, appointed Lord Advocate, and also serving as Lord Justice Clerk. In his cover letter, Hope writes: "Founded on the conversation we had on the conduct of the war, on our journey to London last year, I now send you a sketch of the conduct which I think this country ought to follow in our hostilities with Spain. The general ideas, I know, coincide with your own, & if any one hint of mine as to the detail can be of use, I am satisfied. I am so convinced of the immense advantages which will result to this country, if some such plan is adopted, if I were unmarried I would cheerfully renounce my other prospects & go out as Commercial Envoy with the Southern Armament." Hope's well thought-out memorandum proposes specific strategies, mentions desired commodities, and stresses the necessity for developing and maintaining peaceful alliances. He also presents for consideration the long- term results of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico and Peru to form a superior strategy to gain commercial supremacy over unsuspecting nations. A calculated formation of war strategy with trade interests at its core, the content is provocative, persuading, unadulterated, and reflective of the very design of war. The document opens by remarking that Spain seems an unwilling adversary, pressured into war by France. "Therefore if we go to was with Spain, I think it is not our interest to humble & weaken Spain. The more she is humbled & weakened, the more decidedly she must in future become subservient to the views of France...." He writes that conquering Spanish colonies is not the route to take, as England proved with her own American colonies. The real key is having English access to trade, rather than control over the government of the colony itself: "I would therefore make a Spanish war, if we must have one...entirely subservient to the opportunity of laying open the trade of the Spanish colonies on the continent of America. If we can accomplish this, it will open sources of commerce, & create a demand for our manufactures, which would soon compensate for any restrictions which the power of France on the continent may be able to perpetuate at the Peace. It will give us a great part of the bullion of America, without bringing with it the evils which Spain experiences from the possession of the riches of Mexico & Peru. To us the gold & silver of those countries will flow in the natural & beneficial channels of Industry & Commerce. They will come as the returns, & again act as the means of encouraging our manufactures...." He continues, writing that as they cannot rescue European Spain from France's power and influence, they should "consider her so far our enemy as to capture her Marine, & destroy her commerce as much as possible, so as to render her assistance of the least possible use to France, & her commerce the means of encouraging & enriching our own seamen, who against France, will meet only with hard blows & hardships." He reiterates that the colonies should be left relatively unmolested, to govern themselves as usual. He then goes on to expound on individual colonies and the gains that England can find in them. "Those in the West Indies, such as the Havannah, Carthagena, Porto Bello, &c. are of little use except as stations & stages for carrying on the regulated & circuitous commerce between Spain & her colonies on the main. The capture of them would distress Spain, with little benefit to ourselves. Besides, they are all very strong places, & would cost much blood & expence to take & keep them, & would infallibly be restored at the Peace. ... Instead, therefore, of expeditions for capturing the Spanish colonies, I would fit out commercial armaments, if I may use the phrase, for the purpose of opening a direct trade with the Spanish Main. ... I would on the Eastern coast of America, possess ourselves of Vera Cruz in the Gulf of Mexico & I would hold this mainly as a Factory, leaving as much as possible the people in possession of their property, government, religion, & prejudices. This port would open to us a direct trade with the whole empire of Mexico, & if we conduct ourselves there at first with good faith, & a proper regard for the interests of the people, they will never suffer us to be excluded & will infallibly shake off the Spanish yoke, if that should be stipulated at the Peace." He lays down similar plans for South America, going into extensive detail as to how to proceed. Charles Hope (1763-1851) was a Scottish politician and judge. The eldest son of John Hope, he studied law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted as an advocate in 1784 and was appointed sheriff of Orkney in 1792. He was a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh from 1803 to 1805, and was appointed Lord Advocate from 1801 to 1804. He was raised to the bench as Lord Granton and held the office of Lord Justice Clerk from 1804 to 1811. That year he was promoted to be Lord President of Court of Sessions, an office he essentially held until 1841. Appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1822, Hope was also an active Colonel of the Edinburgh volunteers. He lived in the Granton area of Edinburgh.

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        The Edinburgh Review

      91 - Edinburgh - Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1804 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extensive collection of the Victorian publication The Edinburgh Review. Containing one hundred and three volumes. The Edinburgh Review, founded in 1802, was one of the most influential British magazines of the 19th century. It ceased publication in 1929. The magazine took its Latin motto judex damnatur ubi nocens absolvitur (the judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted) from Publilius Syrus. Notable contributors include Richard Harris Barham, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle and many others. Under its first permanent editor, Francis Jeffrey (the first issue was edited by Sydney Smith), it was a strong supporter of the Whig party and laissez-faire politics, and regularly called for political reform. Including critical, historical, philosophical and literary essays. Containing volumes:I - third edition - October 1802-January 1803I - seventh edition - October 1802-January 1803III - first edition - October 1803-January 1804III - sixth edition - October 1803-January 1804IV - fifth edition - April-July 1804VI - fifth edition - April-July 1805VII - October 1805-January 1806IX - fourth edition - October 1806-January 1807XIII - second edition - October 1808-January 1809XIV - April-July 1809XV - October 1809-January 1810XXXII - July-October 1819XXXV - March-July 1821XXXVII - June-November 1822XXXVIII - February-May 1823XL - March-July 1824XLIV - June-September 1826XLV - December 1826-March 1827XLVI - June-October 1827XLVIII - September-December 1828LI - April-June 1830LII - October 1830-January 1831LIV - August-December 1831LVI - July 1832-January 1833LVII - January-July 1833LX - July 1834-January1835LXIV - October 1836-January 1837LXV - April-July 1837LXVI - October 1836-January 1837LXVIII - October 1838-January 1839LXIX - April-July 1839LXXIV - October 1841-January 1842LXXV - April-July 1842LXXVI - October1842-January 1843LXXXIII - January-April 1846LXXXIV - July-October 1846LXXXV - January-April 1847LXXXIX - January-April 1849XCI - October 1849-April 1850XCII - July 1850-October 1850XCIII - January-April 1851XCIV - July-October 1851XCVI - July-October 1852XCVII - January-April 1853XCVIII - July-October 1853CI - January-April 1855CIV - July-October 1856CV - January-April 1857CVI - July-October 1857CVII - January-April 1858CVIII - July-October 1858CX - July-October 1859CXI - January-April 1860CXII - July-October 1860CXIII - January-April 1861CXIV - July-October 1861CXV - July-October 1862CXVI - January-April 1862CXVII - January-April 1863CXXI - January-April 1865CXXIV - July-October 1866CXXV - January-April 1867CXXVI - July-October 1867CXXVII - January-April 1868CXXX - July-October 1869CXXXI - January-April 1870CXXXII - July-October 1870CXXXIII - January-April 1871CXXXIV - July-October 1871CXL - July-October 1874CXLI - January-April 1875CXLV - January-April 1877CXLVI - July-October 1877CXLVII - January-April 1878CL - July-October 1879CLI - January-April1880CLII - July-October 1880CLIII - January-April 1881CLIV - July-October 1881CLV - January-April 1882CLVI - July-October 1882CLVII - January-April 1883CLX - July-October 1884CLXI - January-April 1885CLXII - July-October1885CLXIV - July-October 1886CLXV - January-April 1887CLXVI - July-October 1887CLXVII - January-April 1888CLXVIII - July-October 1888CLXXIII - January-April 1891Index to I-XX (1813)Index to LI-LXXX (1850)Ten of the volumes included are original editions of the magazine, complete in original publisher's binding. These are: No. 260 (April 1868), No. 261 (July 1868), No, 265 (July 1869), No. 267 (January 1870), No. 268 (April 1870), No. 269 (July 1870), No. 270 (October 1870), No. 280 (April 1873), No. 284 (April 1874), and No. 297 (1877). Condition: In half-calf, calf, and cloth bindings. Externally, rather worn, with rubbing and wear to the extremities. Most of the joints are cracked, with six joints failed and the boards detached. Loss to backstrips on two volumes. One backstrip lifting. Tape repairs to one volume. Ink spills to the boards.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean: in which the Coast of Asia .. the Island of Insu ... the North, South and East Coasts of Japan, the Lieuchieux and the adjacent isles, as well as the Coast of Corea, have been examined and surveyed. Performed in his Majesty's Sloop Providence, and her Tender, in the Years 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. Quarto. (10 1/16 x 8 1/8 inches). 9 engraved plates and maps (7 folding or double-page). Publisher's ad leaf in the rear. Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. "A scarce and exceedingly important work" (Hill). A foundation work for any collection of voyages, here with important surveys and accounts of Japan, Korea, China, the northwest coast of North America and including one of only a handful of 18th-century accounts of Hawaii. One of the rarest of the British voyages. "In 1793 Broughton was made commander of the Providence, Captain Bligh's old ship, and was sent out to the northwest coast of America to join Captain George Vancouver. He sailed to Rio de Janeiro, thence to Australia, Tahiti, and the Hawaiian Islands, and on to Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. Finding that Captain Vancouver had left, Broughton sailed down the coast to Monterey, across the Pacific to the Hawaiian Islands and on to Japan. For four years he carried out a close survey of the coast of Asia and the Islands of Japan. The ship was lost off Formosa, but the crew were all saved, and work continued in the tender. He arrived back in England in 1799 and, until his death, saw much further important service, for the most part in the Far East. This voyage was one of the most important ever made to the northwest coast of America. It is on this document that Great Britain based her claim to the Oregon Territory, in 1846" (Hill). Cordier Japonica 457; Ferguson 389; Forbes 352; Hill (2004) pp.35-6; Howes B821; Judd 28; Lada-Mocarski 59; Sabin 8423; Streeter Sale 3500; TPL 36814.

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        A PLAN OF MATHEMATICAL LEARNING TAUGHT IN THE ROYAL ACADEMY PORTSMOUTH. PERFORMED BY THOMAS WHICHCOTE, A STUDENT THERE

      Portsmouth, England: April 27, 1804. Hardcover. Large, Thick MS Beautifully Written, IllustratedBy an Early 19th Century English Naval Cadet. 375 x 279 mm (14 3/4 x 11"). 1 p.l. (title), 1-161, [1] (blank), 162-236, [1] (blank), 237-94, [1] (illustration), 295-96, [1] (blank), 297, [1] (blank), 298, [1] (blank), 299, [1] (blank), 300-424, [1] (blank), 425, [1] (blank), 426, [1] (blank), 427-54, [1] (blank), 455-509 pages, all written in a beautiful, clear cursive hand. Pleasing contemporary tree calf, flat spine skillfully rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, gilt in panels formed by multiple plain and decorative rules with sunburst centerpiece, red morocco label. COPIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED with 10 half-page and two full-page ink wash illustrations, one half-page and one full-page pen and ink drawings, and 10 half-page watercolors, all land- or seascapes; eight full-page maps and one folding map, all in color; five full-page black and white diagrams, 11 full-page color diagrams, and numerous diagrams in the text, some heightened with color. Front free endpaper with ink ownership inscription of "Thomas Whichcote, Esq., of His Majesty's Ship ye Beaulieu of 44 Guns." Corners a little bumped, spine a bit dry and crackled with a couple of one-inch chips, minor loss of gilt, folding map with two-inch tear along a fold, just touching the edge of the image, last two leaves with slight soiling and fraying to fore edges, isolated minor thumbing, small stains, and other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE MANUSCRIPT, the expertly restored binding sound and attractive, the leaves clean and crisp, the handsome writing entirely legible, and the illustrations demonstrating considerable artistic skill on the part of Midshipman Whichcote. This compendium of mathematical knowledge necessary for an officer in the Royal Navy was written and beautifully illustrated by a student at the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth, which was founded to recruit and train officers from among the many qualified young men who lacked the family connections otherwise to obtain a naval commission. The volume covers arithmetic, geometry, plane trigonometry, geography, navigation (at 100 pages, by far the longest section), spherics, spherical trigonometry, astronomy, latitude, longitude, marine surveying, fortification, gunnery, and mechanics. The text is neatly written in a very skilled and controlled hand, and examples of calculations are given. Perhaps the most unexpected and pleasurable features of this manuscript are the illustrations, which sometimes approach a kind of modest magnificence. Whichcote was a talented artist, and while at the Royal Naval Academy, he would have had the opportunity to study with noted marine artist Richard Livesay (1750-1826), who served as drawing master there from 1796 to 1811. The ink washes and watercolors here portray not only ships and scenes at sea, but also several fine landscapes, including a full-page view of the Portsmouth Academy. The fine maps show Christmas Island, the Coast of Kamchatka, Table Bay and the Cape of Good Hope, the western Atlantic with the coastline of North America and the West Indies, and the eastern Atlantic with the coast of Africa, Ireland, Greenland, and Iceland. The whole is beautifully preserved and a wonderful artifact of early 19th century naval knowledge.

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        Geschichte der neuern (neueren) Philosophie seit der Epoche der Wiederherstellung der Wissenschaften, Bände1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 4, 5.2, 6 (= Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften seit der Wiederherstellung derselben bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Sechste Abtheilung. Geschichte der Philosophie.

      Göttingen, Johann Georg Rosenbusch's Wittwe, 1800 - 1804. - Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Philosophie des deutschen Philosophen und Philologen Johann Gottlieb Buhle (1763 - 1841). Buhle wurde 1787 Professor in Göttingen; 1804 wurde er als Professor für Philosophie an die Universitä Moskau berufen und übernahm hier auch die Stellung eines Bibliothekars an der Privatbibliothek Katharina Pawlownas, der Großfürstin von Russland. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland 1815 übernahm er eine Professur am Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig. Die vorliegndes Ausgabe ist eng angelehnt an Buhles "Lehrbuch der Geschichte der Philosophie und einer kritischen Literatur derselben", das von 1796 bis 1804 in 8 Bänden erschien. Der Schlußband 6 der hier vorliegenden Ausgabe enthält ein ca 250 Seiten umfassendes Gesamtregister. de 3000 Die Bände in sehr gutem, frischem Zustand. Allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig; Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XII, 896, VIII, 968, VI, 358, VI, 724, 369 - 768, IV, 772 S., 126 Bl. Blau marmorierte Original-Pbde. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Rückenschild.

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        Augusteum ou Description Des Monumens Antiques qui se Trouvent a Dresde (3 Tomes/Volumes)

      Leipzig, C. A. Hempel, 1804. . Bound in original half leather and marbled boards with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and the spines decorated in gilt. Six raised bands on the spines. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The rear board of Vol. I is seperated. Chips, closed tears, and rubbing wear to the extremities of all volumes. Text blocks are complete. Some foxing to all volumes especially to the title page of Vol I. Folios measure 15 5/8 by 11 1/4 inches. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Les Cataractes et le Canal de Trollhätta en Suède;

      - avec un précis historique. Desinés et gravés par A. F. Sköldebrand. Stockholm, Charles Delén, 1804. 4:o. Graverat titelblad, (2),47,(3) s. + XII graverade planscher. Planscher något brunfläckade, huvudsakligen på baksidan. Samtida pappband. Lagad i övre delen av ryggen. Förgylld stämpel främre pärm (Koen. Preuss. Ingenieur Depart). Exlibris (F. Vult von Steijern). Namnteckning på främre försättsblad. 25 x 19 cm.[#33208] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds (Two Volumes)

      Newcastle, England: Charles Henry Cook Early reprint - original was published in 1804. Two volumes. Volume I dated 1832 and Volume II dated 1816. Bound by esteemed binder Henry Sothran in three-quarter green calf with green cloth. Five raised bands on spine with six compartments, four with gilt bird designs and the others with title and author on red and brown leather. T.e.g. Volume I contains History and Description of Land Birds. xl, 386 pp. Volume II contains History and Description of Water Birds. xxii, 361 pp. Some scattered light foxing to both volumes, especially in Volume II. It also has a one page advertisement for the Fables of Aesop which was Bewick's last illustrated work. Tightly bound, handsome copies with hundreds of wood engravings from Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), one of the masters of the art form. . Cloth and Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Bewick. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5- 6

      - Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 3/8 x 5 inches). Six maps and charts, including the large folding map. (Evenly foxed throughout). Contemporary tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll tool, rebacked to style, flat spine divided into six compartments by Greek key roll tool, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, period marbled endpapers. The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), complete with its large folding map. A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings, 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Painter And Varnisher's Guide, Or, A Treatise, Both In Theory And Practice, On The Art Of Making And Applying Varnishes, On The Different Kinds Of Painting; And On The Method Of Preparing Colours Both Simple And Compound.

      London : Printed for G. Kearsley, Fleet-Street, by J. Taylor, Black-Horse-Court, 1804.. Scarce first English edition ( First published as: Traite Theorique et Pratique sur l'Art de Faire et d'Applieuer les Vernis, 1803 ). A well bound copy in the original half leather binding, complete with all engravings etc.. 8vo. pp.42/[2pp.]/pp.540 (ending with errata) + 5 plates (4 folding) + one folding table. 8.25" x 5.25" x 1.50".Scuffed marbled boards, professionally re-backed and corners strenghtened in matching brown leather. Spine with 5 raised bands and gilt titles: "The Painter's Guide" & "P. F. Tingry". Endpapers with light brown stains where they have come into contact with the leather edgings. Contemporary armorial bookplate to verso of the front board for: "William Baker."; with the motto: "Nemo sine cruce beatus" - No one is happy but by the cross. The crest on this bookplate relates to the Baker family of Walton in Norfolk. Printed title page lightly soiled and foxed, with previous owner's name to the top of the page: "Thos. Baker". Clear English text throughout. Light foxing restricted mostly to the first few leaves as well as the last few leaves. All engravings by "Mutlow Sc. Russell Cot." with light foxing to the plate border. The folding table also lightly foxed and has 3 small holes along one fold. A good copy of a scarce book. I can only locate one copy appearing at auction in the last 10 years and copies being limited to the main reference libraries. Referenced by: NSTC I T1163 . Pierre Francois Tingry 1743-1821; chemist, pharmacist, and mineralogist; professor of natural history and applied chemistry; wrote texts on the chemistry of varnish; on mineral waters; and articles on phosphoric acid, phosphorescence, electricity, and fossils. See: 1. Michaud Biographie Universelle (2nd Ed.); Delagrabe: 1843-1865; vol. 41, p569 ; 2. Dictionnaire Historique et Biographique de la Suisse; Neuchatel Administration du Historique et Biographique de la Suisse: 1921-1933; vol. 10, p613 ; 3. Bibliotheque Universelle des Sciences, belles-lettres, et arts 1821, 16, 173-174. 4. Ducommon, F. E. La Pharmacie a Geneve. Aperçu Historique 1780-1980; Filanosa Nyon: 1980; p16-18 *** Henry Mutlow: Engraver and printer; "engraver to the King"; born around 1756 in Clerkenwell; married Sarah Wodman in 1786 and died in 1826. Engraved maps and banknotes; 26th April 1771 apprenticed to William Darling; 1782-1793, a partner (with Thomas Jones Woodman) in Woodman & Mutlow; he carried on his own business at Russell Court, London (1791); 13 Russell Court, Covent Garden, London (1794-1818); as Henry Mutlow & Son (1819-1826) at 3 York Street. of Russell Court, Covent Garden; succeeded by his son James Mutlow who continued the business at 3 York Street. - See Worms and Baynton-Williams, 'British Map Engravers' (2011) . **** Full title reads: The painter and varnisher's guide; or, a treatise, both in theory and practice, on the art of making and applying varnishes : on the different kinds of painting; and on the method of preparing colours both simple and compound: with new observations and experiments on copal; on the nature of substances employed in the compostion of varnishes and of colours; and on various processes used in the art. Dedicated to the Society at Geneva for the encouragement of the arts, agriculture, and commerce. By P.F. Tingry, ... Illustrated with engravings.

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        Kentucky's Second Governor Answers Fraud Charges

      Bourbon County, [KY] 1804 - Manuscript Document Signed as Governor. Court deposition. Bourbon County, [Ky.], March 5, 1804. Countersigned by witness Laban Shipp. 4 pp., 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Sworn deposition made by James Garrard towards the end of his second term as governor of Kentucky, defending himself against a lawsuit brought by Philemon Thomas with respect to land claims and sales. ExcerptGarrard answers "a Bill of Complaint" against him by Philemon Thomas relating to a bond he executed to John Tanner "for the conveyance of 130 or 140 Acres of land being part of a Preemption of 1000 Acres granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia" to him "as assignee of William Holiday." Garrard claims that he "was induced to make said sale by the false representations that were made to this Deft. [Garrard] by the aforesaid Tanner, that the said Tanner had at the Date aforesaid acquired an interest in a Military Survey on the Ohio river in the name of John David Woolper for which interfered with this Defendants Preemption aforesaid and as this Defendant held the eldest legal title.the Deft informed him that he did not mean to disprove of his claim provided Woolpers Military Survey left within his claim as much as 250 Acres as it would make an agreeable little plantation."Historical BackgroundGranting Kentucky land to Revolutionary war veterans, coupled with uncertain surveys (and undoubtedly some corruption), led to myriad lawsuits as the courts attempted to sort out the claims. Philemon Thomas, who brought the suit, was born in Virginia, served during Revolutionary War and later moved to Kentucky. He was a member of Kentucky's Constitutional Convention and was elected to both the Kentucky House and Senate. In 1806 he moved to Louisiana, and was in the House of Representatives for two terms. The document was recorded, and is signed, by Laban Shipp.

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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of Austria. Displayed in Fifty Coloured Engravings; with Descriptions and an Introduction

      London: Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond-Street, 1804. First edition. Front cover with a few very small spots, else fine. Half folio.

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        Mappe Monde ou Carte Génerale du Globe Terrestre

      Mappamondo di grandi dimensioni in quattro fogli. Il titolo è riportato in un decorativo cartiglio attorniato da diversi elementi naturalistici riconducenti ai quattro continenti. Nell?angolo in basso a sinistra, in semplice cartiglio, sono riportate alcune note. Applicato su tela e montato su telaio in legno mm 986x1140

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        Barbara dibersion

      Acquaforte, acquatinta e puntasecca, circa 1804, priva della firma. Esemplare della seconda edizione, edito a Parigi da Gosselin, nella ristampa della ?Gazette des Beaux-Arts?, 1880. Magnifica prova, ben impressa, su carta vergata, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Harris 25 III/IV, Delteil 24. Dimensioni 215x175 Etching, aquatint and drypoint, 1804 approximately, without signature. Example of the second edition, printed in Paris by Gosselin in the ?Gazette des Beaux-Arts?, 1880. Magnificent work, a sharp impression, printed on laid paper, in excellent condition. Harris 25 III/IV, Delteil 24. Dimensioni 215x175.

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        Aveugle enlevé sur les cornes d'un taureau.

      Acquatinta, acquaforte e puntasecca, 215x170. Ottima impressione prima dell'abrasione delle note editoriali, ampi margini. Harris 25 III/IV; Delteil 24.

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        L'arte di ordinare i giardini. -

      Napoli, Simoniana, 1804.2 parti in 1 vol. In-4. Mezza pelle coeva, dorso con tassello e fregi oro. 5 tavole seppiate f.t., di cui 4 con piante di giardini. 70 pp.; 68 pp.; bell'esemplare. L'unica edizione di un'opera non comune. Marulli, aristocratico e intellettuale napoletano di formazione illuminista, viaggiò a lungo in Europa e le sue opere testimoniano l?esperienza acquisita all?estero. In questa, che tratta la realizzazione di giardini sia in campagna che in città, con indicazioni sulle piante più adatte ai vari luoghi, affronta per la prima volta nel Regno di Napoli la questione della progettazione del verde privato e pubblico. Non in NUC, Berlin Kat. e Cicognara. The only edition of a rare work on landscape gardening. With 5 plates printed in sepia. A good copy in contemp. half calf.

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        La Republique Ligure auec Ses Nouveaux Bornes

      Questa rarissima carta appartiene ad progetto di atlante, mai portato a compimento, della così denominata Società Calcografica, una semplice operazione commerciale tra i due editori leader del mercato veneto del XVIII secolo, Antonio Zatta e Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. Il termine Società Calcografica viene da noi dedotto dalla carta del mondo presente in questa raccolta, che nel cartiglio in basso reca l?iscrizione in lingua francese ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. Come detto il progetto non venne mai portato a compimento; nessun atlante contenente queste mappe, con indice e frontespizio, è infatti noto alle bibliografie. E? probabile pertanto che le carte venissero vendute singolarmente o in piccole raccolte personalizzate. Le mappe inserite nella raccolta derivano in parte da lastre di Paolo e Francesco Santini, usate da Remondini nel Atlas Universelle del 1782/4 ed in parte da lastre edite da Antonio Zatta per il Nuovo Atlante pubblicato nel 1796. Le mappe del Santini sono abilmente arricchite, tramite un sistema di piccole lastre mascherate che sono chiaramente visibili sulle mappe per il segno calcografico, da grandi cartigli nel classico stile dello Zatta, incisi dai suoi stretti collaboratori Pasquali, Zuliani e Pitteri. I cartigli spesso contengono le descrizioni storiche, e le mappe furono probabilmente realizzate per illustrare i notevoli cambiamenti geografici che subì la penisola durante il periodo napoleonico. Datate tra il 1795 ed il 1805 sono principalmente dedicate ad illustrare la penisola, sebbene esistano carte di molte regioni europee e dei continenti. La recente bibliografia Terre di Langobardia ne descrive alcune raffiguranti la Repubblica Cisalpina, descrivendole come parte del Atlas très Nouveau del solo Remondini, edito a partire dal 1800. La nostra opinione è che i due editori collaborarono in questo progetto almeno fino alla morte di Antonio Zatta (1804), e che il progetto di un atlante completo non fu mai portato a termine anche per la morte di Giuseppe Antonio Remondini (1811). Personalmente sono a conoscenza di 61 carte di questo progetto. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata da mano coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 680x490. This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has ever been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini?s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 ?Atlas Universelle?, and from the plates of Antonio Zatta?s ?Nuovo Atlante?, published in 1796. Santini?s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. The modern bibliography Terre di Langobardia describes some of the maps depicting the Repubblica Cisalpina, presenting them as part of Remondini?s ?Atlas très Nouveau?, which was printed starting from 1800. In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. I personally know 61 maps which were part of the project. Copper engraving, fine hand color, in excellent condition. Venezia Venice

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        Opere di Niccolò Machiavelli cittadino e segretario fiorentino.

      Milano, dalla Società Tipografica de Classici Italiana, 1804..10 voll. in-8°, pp. LXIV,289,(1),380,(1),468,(1),424,(1),420,(1),436,(1),419,419,450,(1),461, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, 3 tavole fuori testo ripiegate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli in oro su tasselli al dorso, alcuni volumi presentano tracce di antica bruciatura nella parte inferiore del dorso, i volumi 3,9,10 presentano degli strappi e mancanze al dorso. All'interno volume fresco. Opera meritevole di un restauro.

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        Antiquites d'Herculanum, gravees par Th. Piroli, avec une explication par S.-Ph. Chaude; et publiees par F. et P. Piranesi, freres. Tome 1.

      A PARIS: CHEZ PIRANESI, FRERES ; LEBLANC, IMPRIM.R, 1804 (DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE LEBLANC) 1804 A Paris: chez Piranesi, freres ; Leblanc, imprim.r, 1804 (de l'imprimerie de Leblanc) In-4 6 tomi in 3voll. (4) VIII XLVIII c. (di tav. incisa) (48), (4) XLVIII c. (di tav. incisa) (48); (6) LX (60) c. (di tav. incisa) 8, (6) XLVIII c. (di tav. incisa) (48) 3 (3); (6) LIV c. (di tav. incisa) (54) (2), VI L c. (di tav. incis.) (90) 31 (3). Mezza pelle verde con piatti e contropiatti in carta marmorizzata verde, fregi e caratteri dorati. Tagli spruzzati. Innocui restauri alle cerniere, altrimenti condizioni perfette. L'opera si sviluppa in sei Tomi: tomo primo secondo e terzo Pitture, tomo quarto e quinto Bronzi, tomo sesto Lampade e Candelabri. Quest'edizione francese ottocentesca è una elaborazione dell'opera Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte" (8 volumi, 1757-1792, che "costituisce "l'opera archeologica più importante del XVIII secolo e ha contribuito a plasmare il gusto della cultura europea della fine Settecento e dell'Ottocento. L'opera è il primo frutto del lavoro dell'Accademia Ercolanese, fondata il 13 dicembre 1755 per volere del re Carlo (divenuto poi Carlo III di Spagna). " (di Masanori AOYAGI (Tokyo University) e Umberto PAPPALARDO (University of Naples)).

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        Il forestiere istrutto nelle cose più rare di architettura e di alcune pitture della città di Vicenza...

      Vendramini Mosca 1804 In 8°(200x136); pagg. 106. Arricchito di 36 tavole incise in rame ripiegate, alcune più volte, rappresentanti le fabbriche e i disegni di Andrea Palladio e Vincenzo Scamozzi. Piena pelle post. con angoli, dorso a cinque nervi, tagli marmorizzati. Terza edizione della celebre guida storico-archittettonica, praticamente una ristampa di quella del 1780, in cui le opere dei celebri architetti vengono descritte ed analizzate in modo discorsivo e non più in forma di dialogo come nella prima ed.. Ottimo esemplare genuino. Fowler 44. Schlosser-Magnino 568. Rumor, 455.

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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 Lorenzo de Lezana y Don Isidoro Joseph García.

      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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        Opere postume. Edizione prima corretta su' manoscritti originali. Tomo I ( - XIII).

      - 1804 13 voll. (in 11), pp. 262 + (2); 272 + (2); 102 + (2); 264; 330 + (2); 300; 234; 260; 294; 314 + (2); 78 + IV; 261 + (3); (4) + 281 + (5) con 2 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. M. pl. ottocentesca con fr. in oro e a secco. Importante raccolta, prima edizione delle opere postume alfieriane nella quale compaiono in edizione originale le satire e la vita. Di questa edizione esistono 3 versioni: in 8°, 8° piccolo, e 16°. Graesse, I, 75. ITA

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        ELEMENTI DI FISICA SPERIMENTALE COMPOSTI PER USO DELLA REGIA UNIVERSITA'

      PASQUALIEdito nel 1804 a Venezia in 5 volumi in 8¯, legatura in brossura editoriale senza titoli.pagg. 16+216+8 tav. in rame ripiegate, 196+2+8 tav. in rame ripiegate, 223+3 tav. in rame ripiegate, 230+3 tav. ripiegate, 238+2 tav. ripiegate.Fu opera importantissima per il tempo in cui fu scritta.Buon esemplare.

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

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

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        Det befriede Israel. Et Priisdigt i den episke Poesie i atten Sange. Belønnet og understøttet til Trykken af Selskabet for de skiønne Videnskaber.

      Trykt hos Johan Frederik Schultz, 1804. (4)+400 s. Helt rent eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet med helt guldsnit, kant og permdekoration i guld, i et meget smukt samtidigt langnarvet rød maroquinbind, med smukke feltdekorationer i guld på ryggen.. Med dedikation til Kirstine Mare von Lützau. Forfatterens hovedværk, som han arbejdede på i 10 år ".. ofte med betydelig retorisk skønhed". Jens Baggesen kaldte onskabsfuldt bogen "det lange Jødedigt, som ingen læser". Bibl. Dan. IV,228

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        Map of Scotland - constructed and engraved from the best authorities by J Kirkwood and Sons is respectfully dedicated to Brig. Gen. Dixon of Mount Annan, Deputy Quarter Master General for Scotland

      Edinburgh James Kirkwood 7 Sons 1804. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. All folds slightly rubbed. Three small holes within the folds of the map. Some of the colours slightly faded First Edition Dissected and mounted onto linen 16 panels :: hand-coloured :: 710mm x 580mm (28" x 23") :: Kirkwood & Sons were map and globe makers. The Routes of [Thomas] Pennant, [Thomas] Garnett, [John] Lettice, and [Alexander] Campbell shown in differing colours on the map. Mail and stagecoaches from Edinburgh, Table of Freights at Leith, Queensferry, Dundee and Port Glasgow, table of distances within Scotland, From Edinbugh to London and from Glasgow to London. Population of Scotland (Edinburgh 40894!), Canals. Military Districts, Inserted map of Shetland and Orkney Islands, table of heights of mountains. Alexander Campbell made a journey from Edinburgh through parts of North Britain and remarked on Scottish landscape, with observations on rural economy, natural history, manufactures, trade and commerce, together with biographical sketches, relating chiefly to civil and ecclesiastical affairs. Thomas Garnett made a tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland, Staffa and Icolmkill, the Falls of the Clyde, and of the country round Moffat, with an analysis of its mineral waters. John Lettice toured through various parts of Scotland, in 1792. In 1769 Thomas Pennant, who is well-known traveller and recorder of topographical information, was touring Scotland, which he published and was followed in 1774 by an account of another journey in Scotland, in two volumes. These works proved invaluable as preserving the record of important antiquarian relics which have now perished. Unusually Alnwick and other Northumberland towns are marked on the map

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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.

      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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        Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. During the middle of the fourth century, before the Christian æra.... The first American edition

      Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co. Philadelphia: Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co., 1804. Recently rebound in period-style tan cloth over light blue paper sides, spines with paper labels. Contemporary ownership inscription to front fly-leaf in each volume. Map with light offsetting and short tear just starting along one fold. First 20 leaves of vol. II waterstained and last 10 foxed; scattered incidences of spotting in all volumes, pages generally clean. => A nice-looking set, and still — as it always was! — a work offering a pleasant way to absorb ancient history.. 8vo signed in 4s (22 cm, 8.625"). Vol. I: xviii, 419, [1 (blank)] pp.; fold. map; II: [1] f., iii, [1 (blank)], 403, [1 (blank)] pp.; III: vii, [1 (blank)], 463, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title); IV: vii, [1 (blank)], 496 pp. (lacking half-title). Translated from the French by William Beaumont for the original English printing. Really a textbook on the daily life and culture of ancient Greece, primarily centered around Athens, this lengthy work is "so written, that the reader may frequently be induced to imagine he is perusing a work of mere amusement, invention, and fancy" (p. iii). Footnotes citing a multitude of classical sources back up Barthelemy's imagined journey, which is illustrated with an attractive engraved map by du Bocage.

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        Beskrivelse over Bornholm.

      Første Del (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1804. XII + 412 s. Helt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med lettere brugsspor.. Forfatteren blev for denne bog idømt 14 dages fængsel og bogen blev konfiskeret på grund af nogle frimodie udtagelser om Frederik III´s behandling af Corfitz Ulfeldt. Meget sjælden. Bibl. Dan. II, 693. Iversen 53

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        Autograph letter handwritten and signed by Francis Rawdon, Marquess of Hastings (1754-1826)

      Manuscript Edinburgh: Manuscript, 1804. Two page letter entirely in Hastings' hand, signed "Moira, General." Written to Lt. Gen. Gordon requesting warrant for L2000 for the Commissary General in Scotland for establishment of signal stations, dated October 13, 1804. Includes a 19th century black & white engraved portrait of Hastings. British soldier; entered the army in 1771; administrator. Fought against the colonists in the American Revolution. Created (1783) Baron Rawdon and then succeeding (1793) his father as earl of Moira; played an active role in the House of Lords; partisan of the prince of Wales (later George IV). As governor-general of Bengal (1813-22), he successfully waged war on the Gurkhas of Nepal (1814-16), the marauding Pindaris, and the Marathas, meanwhile maintaining a vigorous and progressive government; instrumental in extending the Company's territories; rewarded (1817) for his services with the title marquess of Hastings. He was governor of Malta when he died.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Le voyageur de la jeunesse dans les quatre parties du monde..., in 6 voll.

      Le prieur 1804 prima ediz., in 12°, pp. 484, 456, 432, 408, 427, 592 ; p/pelle coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., cornicette dorate ai piatti, sguardie e tagli marmor.; "Ouvrage élémentaire contenant: 1° La description pittoresque des divers pays; 2° Le tableau des moeurs, religions et gouvernemens de tous les peuples ; 3° Des notices sur ce que la nature et les arts ont de plus curieux". Opera completa delle 64 belle tavv. f.t. rappresentanti i vari popoli del mondo nei loro costumi tradizionali. 750/18

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        Augusteum ou Description Des Monumens Antiques qui se Trouvent a Dresde (3 Tomes/Volumes)

      . Bound in original half leather and marbled boards with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and the spines decorated in gilt. Six raised bands on the spines. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The rear board of Vol. I is seperated. Chips, closed tears, and rubbing wear to the extremities of all volumes. Text blocks are complete. Some foxing to all volumes especially to the title page of Vol I. Folios measure 15 5/8 by 11 1/4 inches. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Géographie moderne, ... Atlas. Dressées par Arrowsmith, d'après les dernières et les meuilleures autorités.

      33,5x25,5 cm. 18 S., 42 Karten. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Atlas-Band. Leder mit Abrissen. Papierbezug berieben. Papieretikett am Hinterdeckel. Die 2. Hälfte der Karten mit einem Fleck im Rand, ausserhalb der Platte. Die Süd-Amerika-Karte mit Wasserrand. Sonst nur vereinzelte schwache Flecken. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        GALERIE DU MUSEE NAPOLEON. Dediee ASM. L'Empereur Napoleon 1er.

      10 Volumes (complete). First Edition. De L'Imprimerie de Gille Fils, Paris. 1804, 04, 14, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 15.. 4to. Illustrated with 720 copper plates, inscription, bookplate, very light foxing here and there. Full straight grained contemporary morocco, gilt and blind tooled panel boards, centrepiece Napoleon's eagle, gilt banded panelled spine, also with Napoleonic eagle, aeg, a magnificent binding by a master French binder.Volume 1 one of the bands on the spine is mildly bumped, an inscription, else a near fine clean set with the English armorial bookplate of John Thornhill (aristocrat). Date for Volume 3 is almost certainly a misprint and should read 1804. Volume 3 has plate 187 in duplicate. Volume 8 has a total of 72 prints in all, the numbering of these plates is incorrect towards the end of the book; the second last plate is Van Bloemen-Paysage instead of Gusapre Poussin-Paysage.The engravings are mainly after Old Master Paintings and Sculpture. There are in fact 721 copperplates (see note about plate 187 above) CCPS2001 US$0

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        Reise des jüngeren Anacharsis durch Griechenland, viertelhalbhundert Jahr vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen des Hrn. Abbé Barthelemy. Nach der zweiten [und dritten] Ausgabe des Originals übersetzt von Herrn Bibliothekar Biester (7 Bde. compl.). Beiliegend: Fessler, Ignaz Aurelius. Alexander der Eroberer. Fortsetzung der in Anacharsis Reise enthaltenes Geschichte von Alt - Griechenland. Berlin, Lagarde, 1797.

      8°, je 1 Fronti.,Bd. 1: LIV, 335S., 4 gefalt. Karten; 2:XII, 472 s., 14 gefalt. Karten; 2 Bl., 470 S., 5 gefalt. Karten; 4: 3 Bl., 460 S., 5 gefalt. Karten, 1 Taf.; 5: 3 Bl., 449 S., 1 gefalt. Taf.; 3 Bl., 426 S., 1 gefalt Karte, 3 gefalt. Taf.; 7: 3 Bl., 412 S. (Register und Tabellen)/ Fessler: 8°, Fronti., XVI, 374 S., 2 gefalt. Karten , Kart. d. Zeit . Rückenschild, Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken gestaucht, Ueberzugspapier minimal abgelöst, vor allem am Fuss (abgelöste Bibliotheksschilder). Innen meist sauber, wenig fingerfleckig, min. stockfl., wenige Karten mit Riss - gutes Exemplar. Unterschiedliche Auflagen. Anacharsis (Anacharsis) ist ein in antiken Schriftquellen erwähnter, legendärer Skythe, der um 600 v. Chr. eine Bildungsreise durch Griechenland unternommen haben soll. Herodot erzählt in seinen Historien, Anacharsis sei Bruder des skythischen Königs Saulios (Saulinos) gewesen und habe ein sanftes Wesen und Wissbegierde besessen. Der fiktive Reisebericht, aus antiken Schriftstellern geschöpft, mit Beschreibungen der alten griechischen Zivilisation und Kultur, ist eine umfassende Darstellung des klassischen Griechenlands. Die Kupfer mit Landkarten, kleinen Ansichten, Grundrissen von Tempeln und Privathäusern, Plänen von Heiligtümern, Münzdarstellungen etc. Jean Jacques Barthélemy,(1716 -1795). Studierte in verschiedenen Ordenskollegien, wurde des Jansenismus verdächtigt und konnte auf kein kirchliches Amt hoffen. Er bschäftigte sich mit Orientalistik, bis er 1744 im Pariser Münzkabinett eine Stellung erhielt und 1753 dessen Leitung übernahm. In dieser Eigenschaft reiste er 1754 für drei Jahre nach Rom; das archäologisch fundierte Antikeerlebnis fand seinen Niederschlag in "Le voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce" (1788). Barthélemy ist der Entdecker des phönizischen Alphabets. 1789 Wahl in die Académie Française. Johann Erich Biester (1749 - 1816 in Berlin) Popularphilosoph, der zusammen mit Friedrich Nicolai und Friedrich Gedike das sogenannte Triumvirat der Berliner Spätaufklärung bildete. Ignaz Aurelius Feßler (1756 - 1839 in Sankt Petersburg, ungarischer Geistlicher, Orientalist, Kapuziner und Freimaurer sowie lutherischer Generalsuperintendent [Ein interssanter Mensch eben.]

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        The Life of a Lover

      London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson 1804 London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson, 1804. First edition, with half-titles. 6 vols., 8vo. xi, 320; 336; 314; 363; 298; 376 pp. Vols. 1-4, Printed by S. Hamilton, Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street. Vols. 5 & 6 "T. Davison, White-Friars.". Bound in contemporary Irish marbled calf, with red morocco spines. Bookplate of Nicholas Browne (d. 1816), Mount Hazel (County Galway.) Fine, small irregularity on the upper cover of volume one. Garside & Schowerling 1804, 38; Wolff 3998 (note) . Offered at 36s 6d in boards

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        A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America: With Supplementary Remarks Upon Florida; On the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the Aboriginal Tribes of America

      Published by J. Conrad & Co. Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co.. 1804. First. First American edition. Full contemporary calf with red leather spine label titled in gilt. Two folding engraved maps, and two folding engravings. Early owner name, a small portion of the second blank torn away removing another name, foxing to the plates, but otherwise clean and undamaged, rubbing and wear to the extremities, and a very small split at the edge of one joint, still a tight and sound, very good copy. .

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        "A View of the West Branch, of the Falls of Niagara: taken from the Table Rock, looking up the River, over the Rapids"

      [London: Published by Vander Lyn, 1804]. Aquatint by Lewis, printed in colour and finished by hand, after Vander Lyn. Proof before letters. Manuscript titles and imprint in a fine calligraphic hand in ink (including the date 1801 which refers to the year in which the original painting was done). 24¼ x 33½ inches. A unique proof before letters: printed in colour and finished by hand, with a manuscript calligraphic title, by the "first professional artist who traveled to Niagara Falls specifically to make a painting of the cataract" (Christohper Lane). John Vander Lyn (for so he spelled his name until at least 1836) returned to the United States in 1801 after a stay of five years in France; where, under the sponsorship of Aaron Burr (then the Vice-president), he had studied art - the first American to do so (aspiring Americans at the time preferred to study in London). He wished to paint a series of pictures of Niagara Falls (a first for a trained American artist), which he calculated would attract American clients. This idea may also have originated with Aaron Burr, who had visited the Falls a short time earlier. He arrived on the Canadian side in late September 1801, and stayed for twelve days, during which time he produced the sketches he would use for all subsequent depictions of the Falls. By 1803 he had produced a pair of paintings, one of which was to be the basis for the present image. It may already have occurred to him to have engraved copies made as in February of 1803, Edward Thornton, an acquaintance who was a British diplomat in Washington, was writing in praise of Vander Lyn's depiction to help the artist solicit subscriptions for the prints in America. In the early spring of 1803, Vander Lyn went back to Paris on a mission for the Society of Fine Arts in New York City, to acquire copies of old master paintings and casts of antique sculpture for their collection. In the fall, he traveled to London, where he was introduced to Frederick Christian Lewis, a highly regarded aquatint specialist whom he commissioned to produce the present work. Lewis finished the plate in the autumn of 1803, sending proofs to Copley and West, as Vander Lyn was back on the continent again. Lewis worked in pure aquatint, deploying many intensities of biting, resulting in an effect which is simultaneously subtle, and soft in contrast. It could be that Lewis developed the plate this way because Vander Lyn was thinking about having it printed in colours. In January 1804, Vander Lyn wrote from Paris to John Henry Purviance (secretary to James Monroe, recently appointed Ambassador to the Court of St. James). In an extensive letter he indicates his intention of having "a small number [of impressions of Lewis's plate] struck off in London to supply the demand there, after that to have the plate conveyed to me here [in Paris] in order to print the rest, which may here be done the cheapest…" He also discusses his plans to have the aquatint printed in colours, but is frustrated because he had "not heard of any person who understands the process of printing in different colours in the same plate". The present example (a proof printed in blue and hand-coloured) is probably as close as he got to realising his plans, and there are also a few hand-coloured examples (including a pair, which he probably coloured himself which are in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris). In the meantime, Vander Lyn had secured the permission of the Society of Fine Arts to dedicate this plate (and its pair by J. Merigiot) to the Society, which is usually done in acknowledgment of financial support; though it is not clear if in this case, it was for the support he had already received; or if they were willing to purchase the original oils, about which he wrote to John R. Murray, a New York merchant, that he would "let them go for $500", in a letter dated January 10, 1804. Printing commenced, and now Vander Lyn was to experience the frustrations of publishing. First, the printer ran off extra copies, which managed to reach New York before his own could. Then, his subscription lists were lost leaving Vander Lyn's New York agent, a Mr. R. Strong, with lots of prints but "at a loss how to dispose of them". The venture was dogged by bad luck and by 1808, he was writing to Strong urging him to sell off the edition "in a mass for whatever sum they will fetch however small…". The aquatints did at least receive the critical approbation they deserve. A notice about the pair in the January 18, 1806 issue of the Port Folio reads, in part: "The Connoisseurs speak highly of the beauty and accuracy of the pictures, and the plates are very correctly and elegantly engraved by artists of reputation." In the article by John Davis Hatch, "John Vander Lyn's Prints of Niagara Falls," The Antiques Magazine, December 1990, pages 1252-1261, the author traces only 17 impressions, in total, of the prints (note 20). This census includes prints in public and institutional collections, only mentions the Paris pair outside the United States (none in Britain) and does not include the print presented here. Impressions are exceedingly rare, but given Vander Lyn's account, with editions for London and the United States, and the extra copies pulled by his dishonest printer, it is something of a mystery why this should be so. Perhaps a quantity of remaindered stock was destroyed. It is known that Vander Lyn did not prosper from the venture, and he died, essentially in poverty, in his native Kingston, New York, in 1852. cf. Adamson Niagara 131; cf. Dow 885; cf. Eland 142; cf. Christopher Lane Impressions of Niagara 36; cf. McKinsey p.38

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        Beskrifning öfver norra delen af Stockholms län.

      (I)-II. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1804-05. 8:o. (8),248,(3) + (6),286 s. Häftad i två lätt smutsfläckiga samtida gråpappomslag med senare gråpappersryggremsor. Främre snittet till del I lätt smutsfläckigt och övre främre snittet till del II ngt naggat. Inlagorna ngt lagerfläckiga. Del I med minimala maskhål nederst i marginalen på de första bladen och småfläckar på s. 63, 97 och 225 samt mer störande fläck på s. 229. Del II med enstaka småfläckar och litet hål med förlust av några bokstäver på s. 95-96 samt blyertsanteckning i marginalen på s. 106. Ex. med anteckningen "donum autoris" och Husebys små etiketter på de bakre omslagens insidor.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6085. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 29. Noggrann genomgång av Roslagens socknar och städerna Öregrund, Östhammar, Norrtälje m.fl. Avslutas med några kortare kapitel med statistik, beskrivningar av flora och fauna samt skildringar av allmogens seder och bruk. Provinsialläkaren i Norrtälje Fredric Vilhelm Radloff (1765-1838) hade även utgivit "Beskrifning öfver Åland" 1795

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