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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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        Bibliothèque Géographique et Instructive des Jeunes Gens ou Recueil de Voyages Intéressants Nouvelle Édition 1ere Année Vols 1-12

      Gabriel Dufour, Paris, 1804. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Volumes 1-12 bound uniformly in 6. Rubbing and drying to leather spines, modest wear at edges; tight and square. 5 folding maps, 3 hand colored in outline, and six plates. Scattered light foxing but generally clean. A nice set of Campe's Young People's library. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Reference. Inventory No: 040323. .

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        LE QUATTRO STAGIONI. Per le Nozze Gazoldo e Rizzini di Mantova. Odi liriche.

      In-8 p., p. pelle coeva, cornici dorate ai piatti, fregi oro al dorso (picc. fori di tarlo), tagli dorati, dentelles dorate ai risguardi, pp. (4),V,32. Cfr. Brooks, 921. Lieviss. tracce d?uso, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The School of Good Manners. Composed for the Help of Parents in teaching their Children how to behave during their Majority

      Boston: Printed and sold by Manning & Loring, 1804 First Manning & Loring edition of a very popular etiquette for children and teenagers, written by the Boston schoolmaster Eleazer Moody (d. 1720). The first edition appeared in 1715, but of that, ESTC lists only the Massachusetts Historical Society copy. All early editions are listed in only a few copies by ESTC and OCLC, in spite of the fact that there were at least thirty-four editions printed between 1715 and 1846. This is no doubt because it was a fragile production and heavily used. Of the present edition, OCLC lists eight copies in North America (Stanford, Sonoma State, American University, Covenant College in Georgia, Louis State, the University of Oklahoma, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Victori) The earliest edition in UCLA's well-known early children's book collection is 1808, and it has almost half as many pages as our copy. Contemporary decorative boards, rebacked in later sheep. Twenty-fourmo. Woodcut frontispiece with verse underneath. Woodcut vignette on title-page. Edges of boards rubbed, light browning throughout, heavier to first and last few leaves, a common problem with American books of this era. Tear in title-page in lower gutter margin. Old ink owner's notation: "Mary Brown her book. Bought january the 15: 1805. Price 12 cents." A good copy of a scarce book. This is one of the earliest manners books for children printed in America. According to A.S.W. Rosenbach, its immediate source is John Garretson's 1684 edition of The School of Good Manners (Early American Children's Books, no. 41). The online Encylopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society states that much of it was adapted from a 1595 English version of a French courtesy work of the 1560s.

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        Collection des écrits politiques, littéraires et dramatiques; suivie de sa correspondance.

      I-V. Sthlm, C. Delén, 1804-05. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(21,1 blank),246 + (12),320,(1) s. & 3 grav. plr + (4),328,(5) s. & 4 grav. plr + (16),367,(1) + (10),352,(2) s. Fem eleganta samtida röda halvsaffianbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar och gula snitt. Ryggarna obetydligt nötta på sina håll. En liten bit av ett fastklistrat papper på den bakre pärmen till del I. De bruna pärmhörnen stötta. Inlagorna med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Det graverade porträttet i del I med några lagerfläckar och ett par små revor i övre marginalen. En fuktfläck i nedre marginalen på s. 110-11 och ett par mindre solkfläckar på s. 214-15. Den andra delen med mindre solkfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 44, 61-62 och 75-76. Planschen vid s. 143 med några småfläckar. Läsbandet har lämnat några svaga spår på s. 318-19 i den inre marginalen. Minimal solkfläck på s. 241 i del V. Med Gustaf F. af Klerckers namnteckning i samtliga delar och E. Söderlindhs i de två sista. Fin svit!. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 3314. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 187 med hänvisningar. Första delen i andra upplagan 1805, den första utkom 1803. Dedikationen till Gustav IV Adolf undertecknad "Dechaux", d.v.s. Jean Baptiste de Chaux, fransk språkmästare, som var medhjälpare till den verklige utgivaren J. G. Oxenstierna. J. B. de Chaux översatte även teaterstyckena. Del I innehåller tal och liknande, del II-III dramatik och del IV-V ett urval av kungens brevväxling. En svensk upplaga i sex delar publicerades 1806-12. Planscherna i denna franska upplaga är inte desamma som i den svenska. Här är kungens porträtt graverat av C. S. Gaucher efter förlaga av N. Lafrensen d.y. och den första planschen av Heland samt de övriga sex planscherna graverade av de franska kopparstickarna Dambrun, Gauché, Halbou och De Launay efter förlagor av Karl Jakob Hjelm och Emanuel Limnell

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        Description des Cataractes et du canal de Trollhätta en Suède; avec un précis historique par A. F. Skjöldebrand.

      Á Stockholm Imprimée chez Charles Delén. 1804. 4:o. Printed title + 48 pp. + (2 pp.) + engraved title + 1 map + 11 aquatints Contemporary grey paper binding. Partly damaged spine. A couple of minor tears in the margins of the text. A couple of plates with a mall brown spot. Large margins. Fine condition.. A beautiful and scarce book, in french, concerning the waterfalls, the canal and the locks at Trollhättan in Sweden. The engraved title reads "Les cataractes et le canal de Trollhätta en Suède. Dessinés et gravés par A. F. Skjöldebrand. Nouvelle edition". I have not been able to see any differences between the editions. They must have been puplished the same year with very small, if any, changes

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        A Northern Summer or Travels Round the Baltic

      Through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia and Part of Germany, in the Year 1804. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1805. 4:o. xi,(1),480,(4) pp. + 10 plates (lacking Cronberg Castle and Elsineur, from Hamlet`s garden). Bound uncut (from page 335 to the end some pages shaved lower margin) in later half calf, new calf on spine at head of spine (50 mm). Repaired inner hinges. New fly-leafs. Brown spot inner margin along spine from the beginning to page 40. Watersoiling upper margin pages 1-30. Light browning to page edges throughout. Occasional light foxing, a bit more at the beginning. 29 x 23 cm

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        Les Cataractes et le Canal de Trollhätta en Suède;

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

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

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

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        Life of Chaucer, the Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of the of his Near Friend and Kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: with Sketches of the Manners, Opinions, Arts and Literature of England in the Fourteenth Century.

      London: Richard Phillips, 1804.. Second edition. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines flat with gilt rules and decoration, twin red and black gilt lettered labels, Greek key border in gilt to the boards, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled, 19th Century bookplate of Robert Smyth of West Meath to the front pastedown of each volume with the ownership inscriptions of one or both of his parents to each of the title pages. 3 engraved frontispiece portraits, of Chaucer in volumes I and IV and of John of Gaunt in volume III. A small amount of worming to the lower margin of the first half of volume II in no way affecting the text, the title label of volume IV slightly abraded, a very attractive set.

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        The Indian Reed

      Dr. ThorntonLondon:: Dr. Thornton,. 1804.. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". A visual bold image, the plant with a striking spike of red flowers in the foreground, with a Chinese landscape with hills and a pagoda in the background. The 2nd State, with a lighter sky in the lower print. Dunthorne p251.Henderson, pinx., Caldwall, sculp. Impression mark 40.5 x 53 cm, with wide margins. Slender line in the sky.

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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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