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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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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        The Experienced Millwright

      Constable Edinburgh: Constable. 1804. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Presumed 1804 edition (but possibly 1806 edition). Large square folio, old 1840s cloth boards with new cloth spine with gilt title, pp. (6), 73, with 44 engraved plates. Only a good copy, boards edgeworn, contents largely very good if somewhat foxed and occasional spottiness and light soil, the title page has been significantly trimmed, so the publisher's information is absent (thus our confusion as to which edition this is). Appears to have been deaccessioned from Cooper Union library as well as the Mechanics' Institute of the city of NY. Collated complete, very rare book which much in the way of mechanical information and the plates are great.

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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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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF AGRIPPINA, the wife of Germanicus. 3 volumes,

      Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell, for G. and J. Robinson,... London, 1804. . 8vo, (190x117mm), xxxviii,319; vi,340; (iii-)viii,352p. printed on a thin, fine, handmade paper, a slight stain to K1 of vol. 1, a small piece torn (without text loss) from the fore-margin of Y8 of vol. 2, and some faint spotting of the final few leaves of vols 1 & 3. Later 19th century half calf, backstrips faded and the corner tips rubbed, Spanish pattern marbled paper sides. Perhaps better known as a writer of influential works on education, Hamilton's biography of Agrippina the Elder has been called 'an important attempt to deal seriously with the life of an admirable Roman woman' and one which displays a fine understanding of Roman laws and customs.

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        An ELUCIDATION Of REGULATIONS For The FORMATIONS And MOVEMENTS Of CAVALRY. Revised and Corrected by Robert Hewes, Teacher of the Cavalry Sword Exercise and Tactics

      Printed by Joshua Cushing for W. Norman Boston. Salem:: Printed by Joshua Cushing, for W. Norman, Boston.. 1804.. 8vo, in 4s. 8-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st US edition from the 3rd London Edition (American Imprints 6472). [4], iv, 5 - 84 pp.. Period full sheep tree binding with maroon leather title label to spine.. Quaint 19th C. library plates to front paste-down. Two oval library. stamps (top margin of B1r & verson of Part II, plate XIII).. Discoloration to lower spine (label removal?). Front joint leather. starting, though cords holding quite soundly. Withal, a sound VG. copy of an uncommon book.. Illustrated with 32 copperplate engravings interleaved within the text.

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        [Pineapple] Black Antigua

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition.18 1/4 x 13 inches. 22 7/8 x 17 7/8 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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        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.

      Printed by C. Whittingham for John Sharpe & W Suttaby 1804. 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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        Pomona Britannica; or, a Collection of the most esteemed fruits at present cultivated in this country... Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens round London. Accurately drawn and coloured from Nature, with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, &c

      London: printed for the Author by T. Bensley, published by White, Cochrane, & Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804-] 1812 [text watermarked 1811, plates watermarked 1801-1811]. Broadsheet. (22 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches). Letterpress dedication to the Prince Regent, small format additional text leaf bound facing plate XL, small correction slip pasted onto p.26. 90 fine aquatint and stipple-engraved plates, printed in colours and finished by hand. Extra-illustrated with a fine contemporary watercolour of plate LII (Black Prince grapes), with a printed imprint from another plate altered in manuscript mounted at the bottom of the image. Contemporary olive green straight grain morocco, covers elaborately bordered in blind and gilt, expertly rebacked to style. A fine copy of "one of the finest colour-plate books in existence" (S.T. Prideaux), the most famous of all English pomological works: this copy extra-illustrated with an original watercolour and with proof and early impressions of the plates. Originally published in parts between 1804 and 1812, the work contains depictions and brief descriptions of over two hundred and fifty varieties of fruit, the majority shown against striking dark aquatint backgrounds that have become Brookshaw's trademark. The images include seven plates of Cherries, ten of Plums and Apricots, fifteen of Peaches and Nectarines, five of Pineapples, seventeen of Grapes, nine of Melons, eleven of Pears and seven of Apples. Most of the drawings were taken from specimens in the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, Windsor, Kensington Gardens, the Prince of Wales' house at Blackheath, the Duke of York's residence at Oatlands, but others came from the noble collections at Sion House, Strawberry Hill, Osterley Park and Chiswick House, and the private collections of connoisseurs such as James Maddock of Walworth, Dr. John Coakley Lettsom of Grove Hill in Camberwell and Sir Joseph Banks. Each fruit was originally painted by George Brookshaw and then engraved either by Brookshaw or his brother Richard; additionally, one plate (number XLVIII) is identified as being engraved by H. Merke. "The Pomona was intended to be an accurate record of the best available varieties of fruit and to encourage people to cultivate them. Brookshaw's introduction underlines the importance of the subject by recommending it to the infant Horticultural Society (founded in 1804): 'It should be the business of the Horticultural Society, to try experiments to improve the growth of fruit. How much so ever the subject has been neglected, it is of sufficient importance to demand attention.' It also expresses the author's and artist's own hopes for his book's value: 'If any hints given in the course of these sheets, should induce the lovers of fruit to make any discovery, to be the means of improving their gardens, the end will have been in a great measure answered for which this Work was executed'" (Oak Spring Pomona ). By 1783 the Birmingham-born Brookshaw was a fashionable and successful cabinet-maker, known for his furniture with all-over painted decoration with figurative, landscape and, above all, floral themes, and with a list of highly-placed clients including the Prince of Wales. By the mid-1790s he had disappeared: Lucy Woods suggests that a scandal of some sort drove him to abandon his career and to live under an assumed name, working at a completely new career. She believes that A New Treatise on Flower Painting, published anonymously in 1797 and later (in the third edition of 1799) in the name of G.Brown, was actually by Brookshaw, whose A Supplement to the Treatise on Flower Painting published in 1817 has largely the same content - including 11 plates supposedly by Brookshaw but identical to those in the earlier work, where they were attributed to Brown. The Pomona thus marks the first public resumption by Brookshaw of the use of his own name, as well as the first indication of his new metier. This lovely copy includes the notable addition of an original watercolour of plate 53, an image of Black Prince grapes (bound facing the printed plate). Furthermore, this copy includes proofs of at least four plates (43, 44, 52 and 92), unrecorded colour variants of others (7 and 37), as well as early states of others (including 2, 3, 7, 47, 51 and 61). Bunyard p.432; Dunthorne 50; Great Flower Books (1990), p. 52; Nissen BBI 244; Oak Spring Pomona 40a; Prideaux p.2; Pritzel 1182; Taschen (publishers) George Brookshaw Pomona Britannica The Complete Plates, (Koln, London, etc.: 2002).

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

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

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        Berättelse om svenska kongliga Mynt-cabinettet, med beskrifning öfver de i detsamma befintliga guld-mynt, samt åtskilliga af de öfriga sällsyntare penningar.

      Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1804. 4:o. (2),264 s. Med grav. titelvinjett. Hfrbd från ca 1840 med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg. Grönstänkta snitt. Ryggen med ett par mycket små fläckar. Fint ex. med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Hesse 0875. Bondsonen, sedermera riksantikvarien och Vitterhetsakademiens sekreterare, Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834) var historiker i Voltaires anda. I hans digra produktion ingår bl.a. flera numismatiska arbeten. Med bistånd av Axel von Fersen inventerade han Myntkabinettets samlingar. Resultatet sammanfattade han i föreliggande arbete

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        RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ABISSINIA. Printed with patent types, in a manner never before attempted.

      Banbury: printed for P. Rusher and sold by [three named London booksellers]; and J. Rusher, Reading., 1804. . 8vo (in 4s), (202x130mm), [2],135,[1]p. the final page carrying Dr. Johnson's 'To a friend.' A small hole in the fore-margin of the first four leaves, just touching the letterpress, though without loss on the final damaged page, the stitching strained. Contemporary (?original) buff paper covered limp boards, the joints and edges rubbed and worn at the head and tail of the rear joint, the covers somewhat age-soiled, but not disagreeably so; the signature of V. Cheney of Park Rd, Banbury in pencil on the front fly-leaf. (Bigmore & Wyman Bibliography of printing II.280) The head of the title-page reading 'New mode of printing.' Printed in Banbury by John Cheney I, the first printer in the town. As well as being a provincially-printed edition of Johnson's novel, a most significant point of interest regarding this book is that it is printed in the unusual typeface patented by Rusher in 1802 which, amidst other typographic crimes, dispenses with all descenders replacing them with a sort of compressed capital. Cut by Caslons, who really should have known better, there is an imbalance in the weight of some of the individual letters that makes the page somewhat unseemly to the eye. This was the first, but - alas - not the last book to use the type and was memorably described by Bigmore & Wyman as 'about as ugly a specimen of typography as can be conceived.' It was to be another half century before another member of the Cheney family saw fit to visit this typeface upon the public; there, thankfully, its use ended.

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        [Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine [Pl. XLIV]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 17 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. Reproduction gilt frame. 19 1/8 x 13 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 published 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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        Noah Webster’s signed copy of the documents accompanying Jefferson’s 1804 State of the Union Address relative to the Louisiana Purchase

      Pamphlet Signed “N Webster,” 26 pages, 5” x 8.5”. Washington City: William Duane & Son, 1804. “Message / From / The President / of / The United States / to / Both Houses of Congress. / 8th November, 1804.” Jefferson’s message is missing. The three documents “Accompanying a message from the President of the United States, November 8th, 1804” are present. Pages foxed. Bound with string; last two sheets almost completely detached. Lower blank corner of last sheet missing. Lower edge of first page mouse-eaten. Near fine condition. President Jefferson’s “Fourth Annual Message to Congress” mentioned disagreements with Spain regarding the Louisiana territory purchased by the United States from France in 1803. “Document No. I” is an “Extract of a Letter From Don Pedro Cevallos, minister of state of his Catholic Majesty to Charles Pinckney, esquire, dated at the Pardo, 10th February, 1804” in Spanish with an English translation. Cevallos writes of the “benevolence and friendship towards the United States” of King Charles IV of Spain. Also included is a “Copy of a letter from the Marquis of Casa Yrujo to the Secretary of State,” May 15, 1804, in Spanish with an English translation, telling James Madison that “concerning the sale of Louisiana to the United States [the King has] determined...to abandon the opposition...he had manifested against that transaction...” The second document concerns the establishment of “The District of Mobile” – Spain had disagreed with Jefferson and claimed that Mobile was not part of the Louisiana Purchase because it was part of Spanish West Florida. “Document No. III” is “A Summary Description / of the / Lead Mines / in / Upper Louisiana: / Also, / An Estimate of their Produce / for three years past” written “at the request of Captain Amos Stoddard, First Civil Commandant of Upper Louisiana, to Whom it is Most Respectfully Submitted by His Very Humble Servant, Moses Austin.” Austin had founded the American lead industry in Virginia and later became the first man to obtain permission to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas; his son was Stephen F. Austin. Austin’s report is published on 16 pages of the pamphlet.

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        PERLES ET PARURES: LES JOYAUX. Fantaisie par Gavarni. Texte par Méry.

      In-8 gr., tela coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. in color rosa, pp. 316, illustrato da 16 belliss. tavv. f.t., disegnate da Gavarni e inc. su acciaio da Geoffroy, "tirés sur Chine" e applicate alla pag. La tav. in antiporta ripete il disegno della copertina. Il vol. comprende anche "Minéralogie des Dames" del Conte Foelix. Prima parte dell'opera. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Carteret,III,460 - Benezit,V, p. 927: "Paul Gavarni (1804-1866), illustrateur et caricaturiste. Son oeuvre est considérable.. et s'il n'a pas la puissance d'expression de Daumier, il a su particulièrement traduire la grace féminine". Bell'esemplare, con barbe.

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        [Cherries] Morello; Caroon; Ronolds Black Heart [13]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 12 1/8 inches. 17 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 23 3/4 x 18 3/4 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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