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        As Kentucky’s 2nd Governor, James Garrard answers charges against him relating to a land transaction, claiming “fraud was used in the purchase…”

      Document Signed “J Garrard” as 2nd Governor of Kentucky, four pages, 8” x 13”. Bourbon County [Kentucky], March 5, 1804. On laid paper. Witnessed by “Laban Shipp.” Strengthened at mid horizontal folds. Fine condition. Sworn statement by Gov. Garrard answering “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…” Baptist preacher John Taylor in his “Baptists on the American Frontier” (1820s) wrote about the above situation. In part, “Taylor and Tanner around 1790 had bought from James Garrard part of a thousand acres adjacent to the Woolper grant. Known as the preemption of William Holliday, this land had been surveyed for him in 1785 … In 1785 Holliday assigned part of his interest in this acreage to Garrard; later the balance went to Philemon Thomas. Tanner and Taylor knew that the Holliday land was overlapped by the prior claim of John David Woolper…”

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

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

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        NUOVA SCELTA D?OPUSCOLI INTERESSANTI SULLE SCIENZE E SULLE ARTI. Tratti dagli atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre collezioni filosofiche e letterarie, dalle opere più recenti inglesi, tedesche, francesi, latine e italiane, e da' manoscritti originali e inediti.

      In-8 (mm. 235x177), 2 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, pp. 440,44; 448,XXXVI; con 24 tavv. f.t. (di cui 2 carte geografiche), alc. più volte ripieg., inc. in rame o litografate. Questi volumi fanno seguito e completano la preziosa collezione ?Scelta d?Opuscoli? e "Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti" (3 + 22 voll., a cura di C. Amoretti e F. Soave), che rappresentano una summa del mondo scientifico di fine Settecento per l?importante raccolta di saggi e memorie dei più grandi scienziati dell?epoca. I due voll. contengono 121 saggi di cui: "40 di Agricoltura ed Arti" (?Delle torbiere del Dip. d?Olona e de? limitrofi? di C. Amoretti - ?Sul riparo da porsi alle acque del Friuli? di F. Asquino - ?Sull?origine della cera. Sulla generazione delle api. Sulle formiche e loro rapporti co? pidocchi delle piante? di F. Huber - ?Ricerche e sperimenti sulla seta de? ragni e sulla loro generazione? di R.M. de Termeyer - Bevanda vinosa tratta dal pino? del Prof. G. Fabbroni, ecc.) - "70 di Fisica, Chimica e Storia Naturale" (?Viaggio nell?interno dell?Africa? di Tuger e Sumerville - ?Sperimenti col pendolo elettrometrico? di C. Paoli - Ragguaglio di un aerolite caduto in Siberia - ?Scheletro di rinoceronte africano scoperto ne? colli Piacentini? di Cortesi - ?Sulla declinazione e inclinazione dell?ago magnetico? di Gilpin - ?Sui turbini o trombe di terra. Nuovi esperimenti d?elettrometria, galvanismo e rabdomanzia? di C. Amoretti - ?Viaggio aerostatico fatto dai Sigg. Guy-Lussac e Biot - ?Sulla caduta del monte di Rossberg nella Svizzera? di Venturi?, ecc.) - "6 di Medicina e Anatomia" - "5 di Letteratura e miscellanea". Al ns. esempl. "manca" l?opuscolo ?Matteo Lovat crocifissosi da se stesso? di Ruggeri (pp. 403-412 nel 1° vol.). Con qualche fiorit. o lieve arross. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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

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

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        An Ordinance by the President, Managers and Company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road. Also, The Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania Incorporating the Said Company

      n.p. 1804 n.p., [1804]. (EASTON AND WILKESBARRE TURNPIKE) 8vo. 31 pp. Self wrappers. Sewn. Very good. Not in AAS; Not in OCLC; Not in Shaw and Shoemaker . Articles incorporating the Company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road, the road that opened Northeastern Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley to development

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        Il forestiere istrutto nelle cose piu' rare di architettura e di alcune pitture della citta' di vicenza... seconda edizione. vicenza, per il vendramini mosca, 1804.

      Cm. 21, pp. 106 + 1 cb. Con 37 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (il frontespizio ne annuncia 36, ma sono 37 per la presenza della tavola 31b) raffiguranti le fabbriche ed i disegni di Andrea Palladio. Semplice ma attraente legatura coeva in cart. rigido ricoperto di carta marmorizzata. Esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, fresco, in barbe e stampato su carta forte. Celebre ed ormai rara guida artistica. Cfr. Schlosser 502 e Fossati-Bellani per altra edizione.

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        [Apricot] Black Apricot; Breda Apricot; Brussels Moor Park Apricot [PL. XX]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some repairs to extreme edge of sheet not affecting image. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches. 22 1/4 x 17 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 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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        British Mineralogy: or Coloured Figures intended to elucidate the Mineralogy of Great Britain

      551 (see below) finely handcolored engraved plates (very occasional light offsetting). xii, 223, [1] pp.; 1 p.l., 1*-19*, 199, [1] pp.; 1 p.l., 209, [1] pp.; 1 p.l., 184 pp.; vi, 281 pp., [24] pp. Five vols. 8vo, cont. fine vellum over boards, double gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt, armorial stamp of the Earl of Tyrconnel at head of each spine in gilt. London: sold by the Author, 1804-06-09-11-17. First edition and a very handsome complete set in a most attractive contemporary vellum binding. The present work is "complete with 550 handcolored plates of minerals and rocks, all, presumably, executed on copper by James Sowerby, and each accompanied by a letter-press discussion of the depicted subject, also by Sowerby. The importance of British Mineralogy in its time cannot be overstated. Today it is still considered the supreme work of British topographical mineralogy. It is certainly the most ambitious colourplate work on minerals ever published."-Lawrence H. Conklin, "James Sowerby, his Publications and Collections" in The Mineralogical Record, Vol. 26, No. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 90-(& see the full article which covers pp. 85-105 for a really excellent account of Sowerby and his publications). This the fine Earl of Tyrconnel (with armorial bookplate & stamp in gilt at head of each spine, signature of Sarah Tyrconnel on each title) -- Lawrence H. Conklin (with bookplate) -- Joseph A. Freilich (with bookplate, his sale Sotheby's New York, 11 Jan. 2001, lot 496) set. In this copy, plate 319 has mistakenly been bound-in twice, once in place of plate 318 and again in its proper place. An original of plate 318 has been loosely inserted in its correct position. With systematic index and general index at the end of Vol. V. .

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        Little Owl. Strix nudipes; Nilsson/Noctua nudipes; Mihi

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, "Little Owl. Strix nudipes; Nilsson/Noctua nudipes; Mihi", from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds Europe" (1832-1837) is in very good condition with light foxing and evidence of printing runoff from being bound. Measuring 21.5" x 15", this lithograph magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. Little Owl's, from the larger group known as "typical owls" were first introduced to Great Britain in 1842 and are now naturalized there. This owl, perched on a branch is expertly hand-colored with rich brown and off white speckling on top and banding on its underside. Its deep yellow eyes and small beak are highlighted against the brown feathers that create a circling pattern around his face.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, ?The Birds of Europe? was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of ?The Birds of Europe? are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Bordeaux: En la Imprenta de Juan Pinard, 1804. Hardcover. Good +. En Burdeos (Bordeaux). Four volume complete set in quarter tan calf leather bindings with marbled covers. 12mo. xlvi/ 328 pages. 432 pages. xi/ 382 pages. 438 pages. Bookbinders label. Hearne. 81 Strand. Armorial bookplate of J. H. from the henderson clan. Scarce. General wear and rubbing to covers. Some wear and chipping to top of spines.

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        The costume of Great Britain. London, Howlett and Brimmer für W. Miller, 1804 (1805). 1 w. Bl., Tit., III S., 60 Text-Bll. m. Tafelbeschreibungen. Mit altkolor. gestoch. Titelvign. u. 60 altkolor. Aquatinta-Taf. Fol. Schöner, reich goldgepr. dunkelblauer Maroquin d. Zt. u. Goldschnitt (Ecken minimal bestoßen).

      Lipperheide GCa18; Colas 2448; Tooley 388.- Erste Ausgabe.- Schöne englische Berufsdarstellungen, Volkstypen und Volksbelustigungen wie Feuerwehrmann, Laternenanzünder, Richter, Rechtsanwalt, Schausteller, Bierbrauer, Fischer, Ausrufer, Stadtrat, General sowie Szenen vom Jahrmarkt, Lotterieveranstaltung, Hinrichtung, Schiffsuntergang u.a.- Die Tafeln mit Hintergrundkolorierung wie oft mit leichtem Abklatsch auf die gegenüberliegende Textseite.- Tafel 24 mit 3 kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen.- Gestochenes Exlibris auf Spiegel.- Die Tafeln meist datiert mit 'Jan. 1805'.

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        PLAN OF THE TOWN AND HARBOR OF ST. JUAN IN PORTO RICO [manuscript caption title]

      [Np, but probably San Juan. ca. 1804].. 13 x 9 inches, plus two supplementary, untitled sketches of the same size. Executed in an exacting hand. Contemporary reds, greens, blues, and browns remain bright and clean. Fine. An attractive Puerto Rican view which shows the town of San Juan, its harbor, sandbanks, islands, and fortresses. The plan is marked by a compass rose and rhumb lines. These defenses at San Juan guarded Spanish colonial positions against incursions by the French, Dutch, and British. The primary plan, the only one with its structures labeled, runs from Isle de Cabras in the west to Fort St. Antonio in the east. At the center is Moro Castle, the six-level masterpiece of Spanish colonial architecture that remains at the heart of present-day San Juan. Construction of the imposing fortress began in 1540 and was completed nearly fifty years later, in 1589. Interestingly, these plans do not show Fort San Cristobel, construction of which began in 1634. Puerto Rico was opened to foreign trade in 1804, and it is possible this plan was composed shortly thereafter to provide either American or British traders with an idea of the island's infrastructure. A wonderful sketch of Puerto Rico's military resources, done in brilliant color. Early Puerto Rico material is quite rare.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Written By Himself

      London: John Stockdale, 1804. Two volumes complete - Volume One - viii, 405pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 456pp. Rebound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, volume number in gilt to third, all panels framed with gilt double fillet, all edges marbled. Externally very good indeed. Internally lightly browned throughout, some light offsetting from engravings with occasional light foxing. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume, and thirteen plates called for (plus an extra plate not called for) between the two volumes. Large paper copy, with a Life of Defoe by Chalmers. Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834), painter and book illustrator, "many of his illustrations were for reissues, as in his celebrated illustrations for John Stockdale's edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in 1790 (a sketch for Robinson Crusoe Building his Canoe is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) and it is clear that Stothard's images were an important factor in their popularity" (ODNB). Reprint. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+. Illus. by Stothard, Thomas. 4to.

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        The Indian Reed

      London: 1804. Hand-coloured and colour-printed in aquatint and line by Caldwell. 23 x 17 7/8 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. A very fine view of the exotic Indian Reed Canna indica L. Thornton, during "the colour-finishing by hand... got his colourists to add five petals, one in each flower, and a long pointed bud at the top of the spike. The final process of hand-colouring... added greatly to the effectiveness of a number of Thornton's plates... but this is the only one where he took such... action that it altered the character of the plate... [For the second state Henderson effectively replaced the hand-painted changes of the first state] and the augmented red flower spike stands out boldly against the sky. The large leaves at the bottom are beautifully lit. The plant itself, Canna indica, the well-known garden plant still much used for formal bedding, needs no description. The background river is presumably the Ganges, and the tall pagoda adds an eastern touch." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p.106). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour- plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). First state of two of this plate from the Temple of Flora. "

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        The British Classics - 34 Volumes Complete - The Tatler 4 Vols. ; The Spectator 8 Vols. ; The Guardian 2 Vols. ; The Rambler 4 Vols. ; The Adventurer 4 Vols ; The Idler 2 Vols. ; The Mirror 3 Vols. ; Citizen of the World 2 Vols ; Essays 5 Vols

      London: Printed by C. Whittingham for John Sharpe & W Suttaby. 1804. Small 8vo. H Full Calf. Good. 34 volumes complete. Published from 1804 to 1810. Virtually all of the title labels are missing, although all but one of the circular number labels are in tact. The gilt on the spines is very good, and the boards are all solid, although they have been reback some time ago, and there is damage to several of the boards. Despite been a well used set, it is attractive, and more importantly complete, these volumes often turning up only as parts of the whole. The Tatler 4 Vols. ; The Spectator 8 Vols. ; The Guardian 2 Vols. ; The Rambler 4 Vols. ; The Adventurer 4 Vols ; The Idler 2 Vols. ; The Mirror 3 Vols. ; Citizen of the World 2 Vols ; Essays Illustrative of.... by Nathan Drake 5 Vols. (3 + 2) relating to all of the periodicals covered in the series. Most volmes have engraved titles as well as series titles, most have portraits, as well as other illustrations in the text. Volume 3 of The Mirror has some residual damp damage that has left some marking, and a bit of minor loss to the text. An attractive bunch. 102c

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        The Costume Of The Hereditary States Of The House Of Austria

      William Miller London: William Miller, 1804. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary straight-grain green morocco. Aeg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. IV pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27 cm. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates, two title pages in French and English with text describing the individual plates also in both languages. English text translated by R.C. Dallas, the commentary on the ethnic background of the varied populace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire reflect the social and racial prejudices of the time. ABBEY TRAVEL 71. COLAS, No. 2112. LIPPERHEIDE, No. 831. MARTIN HARDIE p. 151. Internally exceptionally clean, text and plates, a bare hint of offsetting to a few leaves. Extremity rubbing, double gilt border fillets house rectangle of gilt floret designs with those in blind outside the frame, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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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 coloriŽes; dont les description, ainsi que l'introduction, ont ŽtŽ rŽdigŽes par M. Bertrand de Moleville

      London:: William Miller,, 1804.. First edition.. Hardcover. 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. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        The Costume Of The Hereditary States Of The House Of Austria

      London: William Miller, 1804. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary straight-grain green morocco. Aeg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. IV pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27 cm. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates, two title pages in French and English with text describing the individual plates also in both languages. English text translated by R.C. Dallas, the commentary on the ethnic background of the varied populace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire reflect the social and racial prejudices of the time. ABBEY TRAVEL 71. COLAS, No. 2112. LIPPERHEIDE, No. 831. MARTIN HARDIE p. 151. Internally exceptionally clean, text and plates, a bare hint of offsetting to a few leaves. Extremity rubbing, double gilt border fillets house rectangle of gilt floret designs with those in blind outside the frame, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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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. Illustrated with 50 hand coloured full page plates in sumptious full brown crushed morocco elaborately decorated in gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt compartments, all edges gilt, inner gilt decorated morocco dentelles With the bookplate of noted book collector Mary MacMillin Norton on verso of front free endpaper There is one title page in French and one in English. Each plate has text in English on the recto and in French on the verso of the accompanying text leaf. The descriptions are quite detailed.& & Count Antoine-Francois Bertrand de Moleville (1744-1818) was a French nobleman and politician and avid supporter of the Royals. He urged Louis XVI to flee the country after the dissolution of the Assembly but in vain. He held the post of Navy Minister in the French Constitutional Cabinet. Eventually, he himself fled to England, after being accused of being one of "Austrian Committee," during the Terror and returned to France at the Restoration.& & The plates cover the entire region of the then Austrian empire, whoch included amongst other places: Austria, Moldavia, Poland, Bohemia, Transsylvania, Romania, Balkan peninsula, and Moldau [Abbey, Travel 71. Colas, No. 2112. Martin Hardie, p. 151].

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        The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States - [Complete in 5 Volumes] . ..compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers ... to Which is Prefixed an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America....

      Philadelphia, Printed And Published By C. P. Wayne, 1804-07., 1804. 1st Edition. Description: 5 v. 23 cm. Minor scattered, marginal foxing. Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799. Finely and uniformly bound in modern speckled calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting morocco gilt-blocked title and volume labels. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces during the War which established the Independence of His Country, and first President of the United States, etc. (FIVE VOLUMES)

      Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804. Leather Bound. Good. London: Richard Phillips, 1804. First English edition. Full leather. Volumes I - III (lacking Volumes IV and V): xxxvi,573,574-576 pub. ad.,[2]foldout maps; [1]foldout illustration,viii,633,[1]pub. stmt.; [1]foldout map,viii,572. In contemporary calf, with gilt titles against a black field on hubbed spines. Boards framed with simple dotted gilt. Good to very good. Front board of Vol. I detached, rear board of Vol. III nearly so. Loss of spine backing of Vol. I at head (quarter-inch) and foot (one inch). Plate on front pastedown of each volume abraded at some point to remove name; similarly, one prelim page in each volume trimmed at upper corner to remove name. Pages with foxing throughout, but not brittle. Lacking the frontis portrait of Washington from Vol. I, but with remaining illustrations and foldouts of Vol. I - III present. Second flyleaf, foldout and title page detached in Vol. III. A remarkable view and memento of the early days of America. "The discovery of America by Columbus gave a new impulse, and in some degree a new direction, to that bold spirit of adventure which characterized the hardy age in which he lived.

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        The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States [3 Volume Set]

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1804. Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 30cm x 23cm. 3 volume set in protective covers. Vol. 1 - xxxiii, 458, portrait frontis and two large folding plans. Vol. 2 - viii, 541, frontis of Mount Vernon. Vol. 3 - viii, 460, frontis of City of Washington and vignette engraving of William Penn's elm tree. A heavy set. Front board detached from volume 2. Original boards worn and marked. Edges uncut. Hinges splitting. Section cut out of top of each titlepage without loss of text. A little sporadic foxing. Unusual in 4to although published at the same time as the commoner 8vo edition. With it, a separate engraving of General U.S. Grant, with what appears to be his signature. Private ownership. (q31). Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

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        Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his Embassy to Constantinople. - Views in Palestine. - Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania

      London: T. Bensley, 1804-1803. 3 volumes in one. Folio (18 2/8 x 12 6/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mayer (spotted). 96 FINE hand-colored aquatint plates (some very minor offsetting of text onto plates, one or two pale marginal stains). Contemporary citron morocco gilt, all edges gilt (extremities scuffed). Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of Mildred Davey on the front paste-down. Second edition of the first title, and first editions of the other two, early issue with all plates with discernable watermarks dated 1801. Internally a bright and attractive copy of Thomas Milton's engravings of Mayer's original drawings commissioned by Ainslie, of the spectacular and exotic views of Egypt, Palestine and Constantinople. Born in Germany, Luigi Mayer studied with Piranesi in Rome and was later in the service of the King of Naples, for whom he made views of Sicily. In 1792 Mayer was hired in Constantinople as resident artist to a young Englishman touring the Levant. "Nothing is known of Ainslie's education or early career, but he seems to have worked as a spy, for he is said to have intercepted correspondence from the duc d'Aiguillon to the Spanish court during the Falklands crisis of 1770-71.On 20 September 1775 Ainslie was appointed to succeed John Murray as British ambassador to the Ottoman Porte, and he was knighted on the same day. After receiving his official instructions he left England in May 1776 for Constantinople, where he arrived in the following October. Ainslie's two principal objectives were to further British trading interests, represented by the Levant Company, who paid his salary, and to maintain peace in the region. France dominated the Levant trade, and relations between Britain and the Ottoman empire had worsened in the Russo-Turkish War (1768-74), when Britain had lent support to the Russian fleet. However, the new sultan, 'Abd-ul-hamid, who succeeded in 1774, advocated closer political and commercial ties with Britain to offset the latter's long-established interests in Russia, and he struck up an excellent relationship with Ainslie. Unlike some of his predecessors, Ainslie adapted well to life in Constantinople: being strongly attached to the manner of the people . in his house, his garden, and his table he assumed the style and fashion of a Musselman of rank; in fine, he lived en Turk, and pleased the natives so much by this seeming policy . that he became more popular than any of the Christian ministers. (St James's Chronicle, 9 Dec 1790). He certainly took advantage of the opportunity to purchase Ottoman and Byzantine antiquities and amassed a collection of drawings, many of which he commissioned from Luigi Mayer (d. 1803)" (Arthur H. Grant, rev. S. J. Skedd for DNB). Blackmer 1097 (1801 edition), 1099, 1098; Abbey, Travel 369; Atabey 785 (1801 edition), 786. Catalogued by Kate Hunter @ Arader Galleries.

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        Oeuvres

      Paris, Giguet et Michaud/Strasbourg, Levrault/Paris, Bleuet 1804-09.. 16 vols. 2°. Mit zahlr. Kupfertaf. u. Textkupfern. v. J. M. Moreau gest. v. Baquoy, Simonet, Thomas, Friere, Duparc, Courbe, Berthaud nach Monsiau u. a. Rote HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg., Vergold. Fileten. Stellenw. stockfl. vgl. Vicaire III, 123f.; Graesse II, 354 - Enthält: VIRGIL, [Publius Maro]. Aeneis. L'Énéide, traduite en vers francais, avec des remarques sur les principales beautes du texte. 4 vols. Paris, Giguet et Michaud 1804. 379; 408; 501; 476 S. Mit je einem Frontisp. v. J. M. Moreau gest. v. Baquoy, Simonet, Thomas, et Friere. - L'homme des champs, ou les georgiques francoises. avec les variantes et les morceaux ajoutes par l'auteur. Strasbourg, Levrault 1805. XXXIV, 282, 41 S. - La pitié, Poëme. Paris, Giguet et Michaud 1805. 237 S. Mit 4 (v. 5) Kupfertaf. Ohne Frontisp. Stellenw. stiockfl. Vicaire III, 123 - "Planches gravées par Duparc, Courbe, Berthaud d’après Monsiau sous la direction d’Anselin". - Paradis perdu. 3 vols. 1805. 1 Bl., XL. 364 S; 1 Bl., 424; 1 Bl., 388 S. Mit je 1 Frontisp. nach Le Barbier, gest. v. N. Thomas. - VIRGIL, [Publius Maro]. Bucolica. Les Bucoliques de Virgile, traduites en vers francais. Précedees de la vie du poète Latin, et accompagnées de remarques sur le texte. Giguet et Michaud 1806. 368 S. Mit 10 gest. Kupfertaf. u. 18 Textkpf. - Ders. Les Géorgiques. Avec les notes et les variantes. Paris, Chez Bleuet Pere 1807. 439 S. Mit 1 Titelportr. u. 4 Kupfertaf. - L 'Imagination poëme en VIII chants, accompagne de notes historiques et litteraires, par J. Esmenard. 2 vols. Paris, Giguet et Michaud 1806. XXXVIII, 263; 275 (1) S. Mit je 1 gest. Frontisp. - Poésies fugitives suivies de la traduction du passage du St.-Gothard, Poëme. Paris/Strasbourg, Nicolle, Giguet et Michaud/ Levrault 1807. 309 S. Mit 1 Titelportr. (Schabkunstblatt) u. 1 Kupfertaf. - Les trois règnes de la nature. Avec les notes par MM Couvier et Lefèvre-Gineau. 2 vols. Strasbourg, Levrault 1809. 1 Bl., 286; 5 Bll., 250 S. Mit je 1 gest. Frontisp. Vicaire III, 125; vgl. Graesse II, 354 - Pl. gravée par N. Thomas d'après J.-M. Moreau et 1 pl. gravée Mariage d'après Moreau le Jeune.

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      1804. Very Good. GIBBON, Edward. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Includes MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ. COMP0SED BY HIMSELF. In eight volumes. Philadelphia: William W. Birch & Abraham Small, 1804-1805. First American edition. 8vo., Frontis in volume one, three fold-out maps. Contemporary full calf with maroon labels with edge decorations. Ink signature of Samuel Trask on each flyleaf. All bindings are somewhat rubbed, several have small nicks to the top of the spine, spines a bit dry, some hinges a bit tender; overall a very good, appealing set of the first American edition of a of a landmark historical work in its original presentation. Shaw & Shoemaker 6381, Norton 48; p.102.

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        [Peach] Marlborough Peach; Rombullion Peach; Double Mountain Peach [Pl. XXXII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor infill work on the bottom left corner of sheet. Image size: 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 inches. 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 22 1/4 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 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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        Manuscript Plans for British Acquisitions in the West Indies, South America, and the South Seas

      Granton, Edinburgh, 1804. ALS, folio, 12 pages. Together with a cover ALS, 8vo., 2 pages. Both signed in the original by the Right Honourable Charles Hope, Scottish magistrate and MP, and addressed to Lord Melville, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, dated 22 October 1804. Three folio double-leafs, watermarked 1802, measuring approximately 20 x 33cm. A substantial document with very good content in very good condition. "Hints as to the Conduct of this Country in the Event of a Spanish War". Well-informed on the subjects at hand, Scottish MP Charles Hope presents a clear outline of a most brilliant scheme for commercial advancement, under the guise of a war with Spain. The object is two-fold, first to gain lucrative trade opportunities in South America and the South Seas, secondly to compromise the power of the French Empire and gain international commercial advantage over France while gaining favour with Spain and colonies in the Americas. In this well thought-out memorandum, specific strategies are proposed, desired commodities are mentioned, numbers of sea and land forces are suggested, and of utmost importance, the necessity for developing and maintaining peaceful alliances is repeated. 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 a war strategy with trade interests at its core, the content is provocative, persuading, unadulterated, and reflective of the very design of war. At the time of writing this assessment and strategy, Hope was a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, appointed Lord Advocate, Lord Granton and also serving as Lord Justice Clerk. Very good content. Rare.. Signed.

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        Manuscript Documents Regarding the Conquest of Manila and Control of East China Sea for Expansion of British Trade

      Southampton, 1804. Southampton, 28 October 1804. Folio, 9 pages, substantial ALS, addressed to Lord Melville, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, written and signed by David Lance, employed by the East India Company, who went on a trade seeking mission to the Kingdom of Cochin China in 1803. Paper watermarked 1801, double-leafs measuring approximately 20 x 33cm. Very good original condition, in a very neat hand. At the behest of Alexander Dalrymple, Lance writes to Melville and provides convincing arguments for British possession of the Philippines, commencing with annexation of Manila. Also suggested are callous attacks on Whampoa and Canton. In 1803 Lance undertook a mission to visit the king of China to negotiate trade, indirectly gaining the ruler's favour and securing duty-free purchases of commodities. With urgency and fervour, he subsequently urges Lord Melville to consider the immediate annexation of Manila, due to its advantageous placement and political ties to China. He lists desirable products, substantiates his claims with statistics, and further describes the character of the Chinese people, their industrious work ethic, and certain customs pertaining to their integration with the indigenous people of the Philippines. He further confirms positive relations with Sultans and Princes of nearby island nations in the Pacific. Very good content. Rare.. Signed.

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        An Account of the Cape of Good Hope; containing an Historical View of its original Settlement by the Dutch, its Capture by the British in 1795, and the different Policy pursued there by the Dutch and British Governments

      London: C. and R. Baldwin, 1804. 4to (289 x 225 mm). xii, 339 pp., plus 4 pp. publisher's catalogue. First issue, with the uncorrected state of the headline on p. 247. Extra-illustrated with a large folding engraved map, "The Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope", Dec. 1, 1795 ("second, corrected edition"), by William Faden after Louis Stanislas d'Arcy de la Rochette (platemark 519 x 354 mm., small marginal tear at mount), and with four inserted fine pen-and-ink and wash drawings almost certainly by Samuel Daniell, each with integral blank leaf. Original paper-backed plain boards, printed title label on spine (expertly rebacked, preserving original backstrip), uncut, table of contents quire unopened. Signature of J. M. Leveson Gower on title; from the library of the late explorer and travel writer Quentin Keynes (1921-2003). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of Percival's highly subjective description of the tip of Africa at the beginning of the 19th century. As a captain in the Eighteenth or Royal Regiment of foot, Percival took part in the first British Occupation of the Cape in 1795. Under General Craig he led the attack on the fortifications of Muizenberg, and was the first officer to reach Cape Town. He remained at the Cape for two years. His book was published after the second British occupation in 1805 when there was a renewed demand for more detailed knowledge about the new colony. Percival acknowledges in his introduction the existence of earlier works on the Cape of Good Hope, whose observations he promises to complement by focusing on a relatively neglected topic, the inhabitants and society of Cape Town and the surrounding area. This he does in often scathing fashion, reserving his harshest criticism for the European planters and inhabitants of Cape Town, whom he describes as "an unsocial, inhospitable, and boorish race. their actions entirely guided by mercantile and interested motives". (His outspokenness not surprisingly earned Percival the opprobrium of such South African historians as George McCall Theal, who called the work one of the most unreliable books ever to have been printed.) Into the present copy a former owner, possibly Leveson Gower, inserted Faden's map of the Cape and four fine pen & brown ink and watercolor drawings, each on wove paper, with captions in ink below. These unsigned drawings appear to be the original drawings for four of the eight hand-colored aquatints illustrating John Barrows' Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa (second edition, 1806), by the celebrated explorer and artist Samuel Daniell (1755-1811): 1) `A Hottentot', within ruled ink frame 174 x 142 mm., paper watermarked 1803 Corresponds to the plate in Barrow, Travels, opposite p. 108. 2) 'A Bosjeman in Armour', within ruled ink frame 190 x 143 mm, manuscript citation from Barrow, Travels, on facing page. Corresponds to the plate in Barrow, Travels, opposite p. 239 (caption spelled "Bosjesman"). 3) `A Kaffer Woman', within ruled ink frame 175 x 143 mm., paper watermarked 1803, manuscript citation from Barrow on facing page. Corresponds to the plate in Barrow, Travels, opposite p. 167. 4) `Broad tailed Sheep of Southern Africa', oblong display within ink frame 139 x 214 mm, paper watermarked 1803. Corresponds to the plate in Barrow, Travels, opposite p. 66. The fineness of execution of these drawings as well as the dates of the watermarks points to their being Daniell's originals and not copies by a gifted amateur. In 1803 Samuel Daniell returned to England from Cape Town, where he had spent the previous two years, and where he had met Barrow, Lord Macartney's private secretary, at which time "arrangements were probably made. that Daniell should provide the illustrations for the second edition of Barrow's Travels." (Abbey Travel, I, p. 275). The relevant citations from Barrow's work which accompany two of the drawings may indeed have been transcribed by Daniell himself. Paper slips by Quentin Keynes indicating the corres. Book.

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        [Apple] French Crab; Minshall Crab; Cockage Apple; Red Streack; Holland Burry; New Town Pippin [XCIII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition with the exception of some soiling in the extreme edges of sheet. Bottom left corner has been expertly infilled. Image size: 16 x 12 1/2 inches. 17 3/4 x 14 inches. 22 1/4 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 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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        Boosh Wannah's

      London: Published by Samuel Daniel, 1804. Aquatint, coloured by hand, backed, with two skilfully repaired tears into image area. Image area: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 17 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches. A stunning aquatint from Samuel Daniell's celebrated work, "African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope". Samuel was the younger brother of the famous topographical painter William Daniell, and the nephew of Thomas Daniell: the least known because of his early death, but Thomas Sutton considered him 'the most inspired and original of the three.' Samuel evidently developed a keen interest in natural history and an insatiable desire to travel, a combination which inspired him to follow in his brother's footsteps. Soon after the first British occupation of South Africa, Daniell left England for the Cape of Good Hope, arriving in December of 1799.His affable nature and considerable artistic skills earned him an appointment as artist on Truter's expedition. The party set off in October of 1801 to explore the northern and eastern regions of the Cape Colony. The area, which included the Moloppo and Kuruman rivers on the border of Botswana, was relatively uncharted at that period and the expedition discovered many new specimens and geographical features which had gone unnoticed by earlier European explorers. Daniell himself discovered the source of the Kuruman river, known as the "eye," which has become one of South Africa's most celebrated natural wonders. His own keen eye and quick pen allowed him to make numerous sketches whilst traveling through South Africa, sketches which were used in his two seminal books African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope published between 1804 and 1805 (in two volumes with coloured plates, at £21), and Sketches representing the Native Tribes..of Southern Africa, published in 1820 with uncoloured plates. Thomas Sutton writes of the present work: 'The coloured plates represent local scenery, animals singly or in groups in their natural surroundings, native types, and views of kraals' (p.107). He goes on to sum up the achievement of the work: 'It may safely be said that never before had drawings of animals been presented so beautifully in their natural scenery. Particularly fine are the plates of the gnu, springbok, and the hippopotamus. The landscapes are equally fine, those of Sitsikamma, with the interlacing jungle trees and elephants watering, the Hottentot Kraal, and the Korah Hottentot Village being lovely things. Apart from these, such plates as the Halt of a Boor's Family and Boors returning from Hunting are valuable records of early itinerant life in South Africa ... [In this work, Samuel Daniell] shows full control over his medium: his freshness of approach is apparent; his composition and colour are full of beauty; his animals are delicately drawn, his figure- studies full of life and sincerity and warmth' (pp.107 -111). Cf. Abbey Travel 321; cf. Lowndes I, p.588 (incorrect publication date); Mendelssohn I, p.411; Nissen ZBI 1035; T. Sutton The Daniells Artists and Travellers 1; Tooley 168.

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        Oeuvres completes des mesdames de la fayette et de tencin. nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee, precedee de notices historiques et litteraires, et augmentee de la comtesse de tende, par madame de la fayette, de la correspondance de madame de tencin avec m. de richelieu, de la comtesse de savoie et d'amenophis, par madame de fontaines. a paris, colnet, fain, mongie, debray, delaunai, 1804.

      Cinque volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Con un ritratto al quarto volume. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da cornici dorate e fregi a secco centrali, dentelles e tagli marmorizzati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Preziosa e stimata edizione che raccoglie per la prima volta in modo completo le opere complete delle due scrittrici, con l'aggiunta due romanzi di Madame de Fontaines.

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        A Topographical Map of the County of Essex. Constructed from the Trigonometrical Survey Made by Order of the Board of Ordnance.

      London: W. Faden, July 6th, 1804.. Map dimensions 63 x 87 cm, overall dimensions 64.5 x 88 cm. An attractive folding map of the county with original colour in block and outline. Scale: ½ inch to one mile. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen, both folded end sections with marbled paper tabs, one side with a publisher's label, folds into original marbled paper slipcase with printed label to upper cover. Some wear to the case with the upper edge of one joint cracked, the map slightly browned overall, otherwise a very good copy. Essex was the second Ordnance Survey map to be published, preceded by Kent in 1801. This is the true first edition of their map of the county, the full four sheet version being published the following year. Rare, the only institutional copies found are in the British Library, Cambridge and Oxford. The only auction record is the Wardington copy, sold at Sotheby's in 2006.

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        An account of the English Colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement in january 1788, to august 1801 with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c. of the native inhabitants of that country. To which are added, some particulars of New Zealand.

      London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. Second edition. 562 + (2) p. Engraved portrait + 2 engraved maps (of which 1 is folded, restored with slight picture loss and laid down, partly dampstained), 23 engraved plates and 8 vignetts to text, of which 2 coloured (all, partly slightly dampstained). 2 page advertisement at the end. Uncut in later brown gilt morocco. Lacking half title. Text only partly dampstained in beginning.. First edition published in 1798-1802

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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.

      Translated by R. C. Dallas. [New title:] Costumes des etats héréditaire de la maison d'Austriche [...]. London, printed for Wiliam Miller, (1804). Folio. (4),+ XXVI,+ (100) pp.+ 50 hand coloured engr. plates. Some offsetting. Somewhat worn contemporary green morocco, gilt spine, boards with gilt frame, inner gilt bordure, all edges gilt. Lacks the List of plates and the last leaf in the french introduction. Colas 2112. Tooley 333. English-french paralelltext. With both an English and a French introduction. This copy lacks, according to Colas, the last leaf in the French (pp xxvii-xxviii). Tooley does not mention the French introduction (pp. xvii-xxviii) at all

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        THADDEUS OF WARSAW. In four volumes. By Miss Porter. The second edition.

      Four volumes, bound as two. Vol' I: xv, [1 blank], 246, [2 ad's] pages. Vol' II: [4], 224 pages. Vol' III: [4], 240 pages. Vol' IV: [4], 243 pages. Contemporary boards handsomely re-backed in period style. 12mo. Couple of leaves with loss from a blank corner and a fore-edge, probably where carelessly opened; else a very good set, complete with half-titles.

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        Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery: Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With a Concise History of English Law

      A large paper copy (295mm x 220mm), the edges untrimmed; with the 24 engraved plates. Contemporary 3/4 calf, rebacked, some foxing, else a good copy. Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry [etc.], London, 1804.

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        [Pineapple] Black Jamaica Pine [Pl. XL]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 1/4 x 12 15/16 inches. Reproduction gilt frame. 19 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches. 22 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits," the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent aquatint as a true work of art. Brookshaw produced this 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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        Naturhistorische Reise durch einen Theil Schwedens. Mit drei Kupfertafeln.

      Göttingen, Heinrich Dieterich, 1804. XII + 13-206 p. With three engraved copper plates. Later cloth. 18 X 11 cm. Library stamp + owner´s signature (Rolf Santesson)

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        Die Letten in Kurland oder Vertheidigung meines Vaterlandes gegen die Angriffe von G.

      Merkel in dessen Letten. Kurlands Edlen gewidmet. Leipzig, J. B. Hirschfeld 1804. 8vo. X,+ 276,+ (2) pp. Foxing and some minor spotting. Contemporary paper boards, spine with red labels. With the library stamp of Heindsker on the title leaf and of Bibliothek Normhusen [Nurmhusen] on front fly-leaf. Winkelmann 4017. A reply to Garlieb Merkel's important "Die Letten vorzüglich in Liefland am Ende des philosophischen Jahrhunderts", that was published in 1796 and again in 1800. In the book Merkel described the miserable life of the latvian peasantry and the atrocities of the Baltic German landowners. It caused a great scandal among the aristocray in Livonia, and Merkel had to flee to Germany, where his book had gained a considerable popularity. Georg Friedrich von Fircks (1780-1843) was a native of Curland and his book is in particular a defence of the nobility in Curland against the attack of Merkel. The castle of Nurmhusen (Nurmui a), built in the beginning of the 17th century, is one of the last castles built by the Teutonic Orden in Lettland and the home of family von Fircks!

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        The Persian Cyclamen

      London: 1804. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, with stipple and line engraving by Elmes. 21 3/4 x 16 7/8 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Persian Cyclamen [Cyclamen persicum Miller], parent of the florist's cyclamen... is a native of the countries and islands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean but not of Persia itself. It is the largest flowered of an attractive genus of small plants much grown in modern times by connoisseurs. The Persian Cyclamen was not the first of its kind to become known in western Europe. Cyclamen europeaum, the `Bleeding Nun', as it was called, was thought to be dangerous to pregnant women: any unfortunate lady in this condition who stepped over it might immediately miscarry. John Gerrard, the Elizabethan herbalist, believed this implicitly and describes how he fenced his plants around with sticks with others laid across them `lest any woman should, by lamentable experiment, find my words to be true, by stepping over the same.' When the baby was nearing full term, and delivery was to be encouraged, wearing of the disc-like tuber, `hanged about' the expectant mothers, had a salutary effect, and Gerrard told his wife to use it when attending confinements. Its use by midwifes dates back to the days of the Greeks." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p. 52). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Third state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora. `In the first state the top the castle is indistinct and has no pinnacles on the towers, and this is the first feature to inspect. The hillside is pure aquatint; the shading behind the cyclamen flowers is lightly cross-hatched, while the tree trunk to the right has only a few lines on it. In the second state the castle is more prominent and five distinct sharp pinnacles have been added, while many extra etched lines are to be seen - notably behind the cyclamen flowers; on the tree trunk; and under the cyclamen leaves on the left, which themselves stand out more sharply. The principal change in the third state is the addition of the aquatint to the sky on the left, so that only a streak of light remains above the mountains, while in the earlier states the light reached the top corner. The leaves of the cyclamen [now have].. light and dark patches, the coarse-grained aquatint has been added to the middle distance. Much additional aquatinting has been applied to other parts of the plate. The most easily-noticed difference, however, are the changes in the castle between states one and two, and in the sky between states two three."(Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora, 1951, p.15).

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        Svensk Botanik [9 parts of volume 3]

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos CarlDelén. 1804-1806. 6:o. 23,5 -24 x 13,5 -14 cm. Volume 3 of Svensk Botanik. 9 of 12 parts. Lacking part 1, 5 and 7 Collation: Part 2, (Häftet N:o 26): (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 3 ( Häftet N:o 27): (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 4; (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 6: (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 8: (12 pp. + 6 plates; Part 9: (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 10: (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 11: (12 pp.) + 6 plates; Part 12: (12 pp.) + XIV pp (addendum) + 11 pp. (index to the third volume) + (1 p.) (corrections) + 6 plates. Original blue/grey wrappers with titles at the front covers. Partly uncut. Six wrappers have paper losses to the spines. One spine half split. A couple of wrappers with a stain or a brown spot or two. Four wrappers with dogs ears. The occasional brown spots to the text and plates. Five parts with a discreet water stain in the outer margins of the text pages (A couple of leaves with less discreet water stain).Two text leaves with tear to the margin. A few dogs ears to the text. Interiors mostly nice and clean.. Nine out of tvelve parts to the third volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany), published in eleven volumes 1802-1843. The present nine parts were issued 1806-1808 and contains 54 plates. "Svensk Botanik" was issued in 129 parts containing 774 plates and 1770 text pages, altogether. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. Later, several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman. The plates were colored by several women colorists, specially trained for this work. The coloring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality to it. "Svensk Botanik" is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality. Beautiful plates. Rare in original wrappers

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        Svensk Botanik. Tredje Bandet.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Henrik A. Nordström. 1804. 6:o. 22 x 14 cm. Title + (144 pp.) + 12 pp. + XIV pp. + 72 hand coloured engravings. 19th century brown half calf with title in gilt at the spine. Marbled board papers. Name inscription in ink at the front fly leaf. Somewhat worn and scratched binding. Bumped corners. Interior in very nice condition.. This is the third volume of "Svensk Botanik". The work was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After his death several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman (a few by Palmstruch). The plates were coloured by women colourists, specially trained for the work. The colouring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality. The text was authored by Conrad Quensel, Olof Swartz and Göran Wahlenberg. "Svensk Botanik" is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality

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        History of British Birds.

      The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Vol. II. Containing the History and Description of Water Birds. Newcastle: Edward Walker, for T Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London, 1804. Second volume in first edition. xxxviii, 346 + xx, 400 pp. Modern halfleather bindings with marbled paper on boards and sparsely decorated spines. Occational brownspotting throughout, mostly in the beginning and end of the first volume. Titlepage of vol. I with name, stain and brownspotting. 22 x 14 cm

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