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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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