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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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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad [vol. IV, plate 1]

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, "Jany.1.1804". Aquatint, pinted in colours, by and after Thomas & William Daniell, finished by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 21 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches. A fine view of the serene landscape at the southernmost tip of India. Cape Comorin, a massive outcrop over 3000 feet high, is also known as Kanya Kumari which literally means the virgin. This view was made in August 1792 on the Daniells' journey from Madras through southern India. "According to the Daniells' rendition, the towering entrance gate, or gopura, of [the temple at Kalakkadu] ... is completely overwhelmed by a magnificent rocky peak partly enveloped in clouds." (Martinelli/Michell p.170). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated work on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects.Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.127; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '111 Kalakkadu, temple tower'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        Map of America by A. Arrowsmith ... Engraved by W. West, the Hills by H. Wilson

      London: 1804 [paper watermarked 1804]. Copper-engraved folding map, in twenty four sections backed onto linen and linen-edged as issued, with full period hand-colouring. In excellent condition apart from some light offsetting. Contained within a contemporary red straight-grained morocco two-part slipcase. 47 11/16 x 57 3/4 inches. First issue of this important map of North and South America, published just after the Louisiana Purchase. This copy with lovely full original colour, and with intriguing manuscript annotations in the Arctic, tracing a route through Baffin's Bay to the mouth of the Coppermine River and identifying the location of Melville Island. Published just before the start of a decade of discovery (Lewis & Clark, Pike, Long, and others), this map includes information provided by the various voyages to the Northwest Coast of America by Captain James Cook, as well as Vancouver, Meares, La Perouse and others.One of the most recent and important of the sources to provide information about the interior was provided by Sir Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 and 1793 journeys of exploration in the Canadian Northwest and through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. Early editions of this map (like the present example) also exemplify the level of information available just prior to the explorations by Alexander von Humboldt. The present map is the first issue. The Missouri River is shown extending north of its true source, and the Columbia River is also incorrectly located. In California, the Missions are named, and numerous Mississippi Valley forts are also shown. This copy is a variant of Stevens and Tree's first issue, the present copy on paper watermarked "Edmeades & Pine 1804."There is an intriguing addition in pencil in the upper quarter of the map: the route taken by a ship or ship-board voyager is marked in pencil. Starting in England, the route travels round Cape Farewell, up the length of Baffins Bay through Alderman Jones Sound, on to Melville Island and then south to the mouth of the Coppermine River. As Melville Island was not discovered until William Parry's 1819-20 expedition, this manuscript addition post-dates those years. The style of the hand writing and route marked suggest a possible link to one of the many Franklin-search expeditions that were sent out after the disappearance of the Erebus and Terror in 1845. Aaron Arrowsmith was the founder of one of the leading London map publishing houses in the early part of the nineteenth century. He came to London about 1770 from Durham, his birthplace, and worked as a surveyor for John Cary. In 1790 he set up his own business in Long Acre and soon established an international reputation as a specialist in compiling maps recording the latest discoveries in all parts of the world. He produced, and constantly revised, a great number of large-scale maps, many issued individually as well as in atlas form. After his death the business passed to his sons, Aaron and Samuel, and later to his nephew John who maintained his uncle's reputation, becoming a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. Goss, The Mapping of North America 70; Rumsey 2286 (1811 issue); Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 1a, in Tooley, The Mapping of America; Tooley Map 110-2; Map Collector's Circle 68

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      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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        [Nectarines] Vermash Nectarine; Violet Hâtive Nectarine; Roman Nectarine; North's Scarlet Nectarine; Elrouge Nectarine; Peterborough Nectarine [Pl. XXXIV]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, [1804-1812]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Very good condition. 17 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 23 3/8 x 18 5/8 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 book 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 books 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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        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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