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        Ornithologie du Dauphiné ou description des oiseaux observés dans les départements de l'Isère, de la Drome, des Hautes-Alpes et les contrées voisines. Grenoble, for the author and "les principaux libraires de la ville", by F. Allier, 1843[-1844]. 2 volumes bound as 1. Royal 8vo (27 x 18.5 cm). With 72 mounted lithographed plates by C. Pégeron after Victor Desirée Cassien, printed on china paper, and a large folding table. Contemporary half calf, with gold-tooled spine.

      - Nissen, IVB 127; Ronsil 361; Wood, p. 252; Zimmer, pp. 84-85; for Cassien: Thieme & Becker VI, p. 128. First and only edition of this descriptive and systematic account of the avifauna of Dauphiné, a former province in south-eastern France, and one of the few copies with all plates printed on China paper.This work by Hippoloyte Bouteille (1804-1881), a French Ornithologist, pharmacist and conservator of the museum of natural history at Grenoble, and the otherwise unknown M. de Labatie, contains splendid illustrations of more than 300 species after drawings by the Grenoble artist Victor Desirée Cassien and is described by Ronsil as "une des plus intéressants parmi les faunes locales". Although volume two is dated 1843 on the title-page, it wasn't published at least until 1844 as there is an occurrence in the spring of 1844 mentioned on p. 327.With bookseller's ticket and bookplate. Only a minor stain on the first half-title, otherwise a very good and attractive copy.

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        Tales of Woe. Love & Constancy, or the Fatal Denial, a True Story; Leonora, or the effects of treachery; and the Lover's Leap...

      London: Thomas Tegg, n.d. but, 1804. Duodecimo, pp. 181-216, simple modern tan wrappers. One of the rarest Barrington works, and one of the more egregious impositions on his so-called "authorship", with his name the only one featured on the title-page despite his complete lack of involvement.Copies are known with a frontispiece, but none is present here. Rather worn and frayed, water-stained.

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        Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth

      , 1804. 1804. First Edition . MAITLAND, James. An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, and into the Means and Causes of Its Increase. Edinburgh: Arch. Constable; London: T.N. Longman & O. Rees, 1804. Octavo, contemporary full polished brown calf gilt, red morocco spine label. $1800.First edition of the Earl of Lauderdale

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        Hamilton's Vases

      , 1804. 1804. First Edition . HAMILTON, Sir William. Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton; with Engraved Borders Drawn and Engraved by the late Mr. Kirk. London: William Miller, 1804. Quarto, modern three-quarter calf, marbled boards. $1650.First edition, with 62 engravings of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases, with accompanying text describing illustrations as well as characters portrayed.Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803),

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        Hinokami Magokoro-Ry kan [Hinokami Sincere Style Scroll].

      Japan, 1804. Manuscript scroll in Japanese with 27 illustrations of figures with sword movements in red and black ink. 7 x 160 inches on a wooden turned and polished dowel. With a patterned blue silk wrapper, a bit worn, with an label from a nineteenth century German collection mounted at one end. Original manuscript scroll, described as an "aid to memory" showing fundamental on-guard sword positions and the cuts to be made from those positions. The text and diagrams show positions for swordsmanship of the "sincere" or "true-heart" school connected with Nisshin Shin Shin Ryu martial arts. The moves are indicated by placement of multiple sword positions around the elemental figure in red with the sequence of movements indicated by numbers. The explanatory text also addresses mental strategies when facing opponents and provides a genealogy of transmission from Unsho Masayuki, through Nisshin Matauemon to Abe Masa Aki Echizen no Kami. The date of the transmission of this information is 1799 and the scroll is dated 1804. The later German collection label attributes the scroll to Abe Echizen no Kami.

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        Annales du Museum Nationald'Histoire Naturelle par les Professeurs de cet Establissement. TomeTroisieme.

      Paris. Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie, Libraires. 1804.. Hardcover. Book 4to.26cm, 496p., with 43 engraved plates, in contemporary quarter calf backedboards, dark green crushed morocco label, gilt titles, spine edges rubbedand worn, several small library stamps, internally fine, very good copy(scn). ~ Formed in Paris in 1625, the then known "Jardin du Roi" wasrenamed the "Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle" after the Revolutionand is popularly known today as the "Jardin des Plantes". From itsinception it has remained a centre for experimental scientific study.This volume studies the period from 1682 to 1718. Studies, with graphicengravings, include: mineralogy (Hauy); geology (Fauja-Saint-Fond);chemistry (Fourcroy & Brogniart); botany (Desfontaines & Jussieu);zoology (Geoffrey, Lacepede, & Lamarck); anatomy (Portal & Cuvier);iconography (Vanspaendonck). .

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        The Costume of China

      

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        Jugeanor, in the Mountains of Sirinagur

      1804. DANIELL, Thomas and William. Jugeanor, in the Mountains of Sirinagur. London: Published as the Act directs by Thos. Daniell, May 1, 1804. Color-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper; plate size 25-1/2 by 19 inches. Matted and framed, entire item measures 34 by 28 inches. $3500.A lovely view of the town of Jhawanu (""Jugeanor""), from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand.The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works 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 13 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. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country.Of this plate, Thomas Daniell wrote, ""Jugeanor is a small irregular place; the zemindar, or chief landholder of the neighborhood, like the village squires of other countries, is lodged more sumptuously than his inferiors; his mansion is tolerably built of stone, covered with slates, and consists of two stories, the upper one accommodating the chief and his family, the lower affording shelter to his cattle"" (Archer, Early Views of India, plate 47). As the Daniells traveled through the mountains around Srinagar (""Sirinagur""), they ""were surprised at the 'considerable degree of population' and 'pleasant villages.' 'Security is a principal source of happiness,' Thomas observed. 'The peaceful inhabitants of these hills not only enjoy a secure retreat from the perils of polished society, but a luxuriant vegetation supplies them with food, and also with gums and other articles of commerce, with which, but sale or barter, the procure from the distant plains such conveniences as their moderate system of life requires'"" (Archer, plate 48). Consisting of 144 views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of 24 plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; 12 plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; 24 plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; 24 plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807 (this plate was published in this part); and 12 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 24 plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. See Abbey, Travel 420 (plate no. 142). Small green mark to lower margin, just touching edge of plate; minor foxing. Near-fine condition, a lovely hand-colored Daniell plate, beautifully framed.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Agostino MILLELIRE, (Alexander John, 1768-1840, Nelson's Chaplain and Foreign Language Secretary on Board 'Victory')

      1804 - Commander of the Port at La Maddalena, Sardinia, in Italian with translation, saying that NELSON "bids me acknowledge your most valued letter of the 27th inst. . as soon as he had read it, the necessary orders were given to avoid a similar occurrence. His Excellency is most deeply grieved that given the time that has gone by since the event, it is not possible to find the culprit, he hopes that it was occasioned more by ignorance than malevolence", and asking Millelire "to convey the above to Signor Don Giuseppe Pez", 1 side folio and conjugate blank, On board 'Victory', no place but La Maddalena, 28th March (Translation) Most Illustrious and Cultivated ['Coltissimo'] Benefactor [?, '?Benefattore'], At this moment His Excellency Viscount Nelson bids me acknowledge your most valued letter of the 27th inst. and in addition to inform you that as soon as you he had read it, the necessary orders were given to avoid a similar occurrence. His Excellency is most deeply grieved that given the time that has gone by since the event, it is not possible to find the culprit, he hopes that it was occasioned more by ignorance than malevolence. I have the honour to beg You, Illustrious Sir, to convey the above to Signor Don Giuseppe Pez, and with due respect and obedience I subscribe myself, Most Illustrious Sir, Aboard the Victory, 28th March 1804, A J Scott Secretary-Interpreter To the Most Illustrious Signor Millelire. La Maddalena with its fine harbour lies off the northeast tip of Sardinia. Millelire was of a local naval family. In 1793 his younger brother Domenico famously drove off an invasion by the French, including Lieutenant of Artillery Bonaparte, by loading two cannons on to a launch and deploying them from points round the bay, finally chasing away the enemy who fled to Corsica. To Nelson in 1803, La Maddalena was the ideal base for watching the French at Toulon - 24 hours away by sea but not too close to provoke an attack. The French had overrun Victor Emmanuel I's mainland dominions and the king had retired to Sardinia. He was anxious to preserve his current neutrality, but the British were allowed to stay, officially only for food and water. Nelson arrived on the 1st November 1803. He and Millelire spoke the same language of heroism and endeavour and quickly became firm friends - typically for Nelson, after a first dinner together on board Victory. Nelson left finally to pursue the French only on 19th January 1805. When he reached Gibraltar on 20th July 1805 he had not set foot on land since 16th June 1803, including two years less ten days without leaving Victory. The Revd. A. J. Scott was likewise on friendly terms with Millelire and his family. He was invited to fishing parties and to hunt inland, welcomed by the normally reserved shepherd communities. Nelson had known Scott in the Mediterranean as a good linguist and later at Copenhagen in 1801, where he was with Sir Hyde Parker. In 1803 Scott agreed to join Nelson as chaplain on 'Victory'. By private arrangement he also managed all his foreign language correspondence. From time to time Nelson sent him to the Italian ports to mingle in society and bring back intelligence. At Trafalgar, Scott was with the wounded, but coming up for fresh air, saw Nelson being carried down. He stayed with his chief, took his last wishes, and was found still rubbing Nelson's chest to ease the pain, even after his friend had expired. Before he left La Maddalena, as a measure of gratitude to the local people, Nelson commissioned Scott to procure in silver a fine Crucifix and two Candlesticks for the parish church, still to be seen today.

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        CÖLN.

      - Lithographie v. Lemercier, Paris n. Karl Johan Billmark (1804 - 1870) aus Rhenströmen från Cöln till Mainz b. Hörbergska, Stockholm, 1837, 16 x 23 cm Blatt 1 aus dem oben genannten Werk. Schmitt, Rheinbeschreibungen 21 Wohl einzige illustrierte Rheinbeschreibung schwedischer Herkunft vor der Jahrhundertmitte. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Voyage à l'ouest des Monts Alléghanys dans les États de l'Ohio, du Kentucky et du Tennessee.

      Paris, imp. de Crapelet, chez Levrault, an XII (1804), in 8°, de 2ff. VI-312pp., une grande carte gravée se dépl., demi-vélin crème époque à petits coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre marron, tr. mouchetées, petites restaurations au dos sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. À l'instar de son père, le naturaliste André Michaux qui voyagea pendant plusieurs années dans le centre des États-Unis, l'auteur (1855) visita les mêmes régions. Il s'attacha à l'étude de la botanique et de l'agriculture ainsi qu'aux débouchés commerciaux. Ses fines observations sur le Kentucky sont d'autant plus intéressantes qu'elles rendent compte de la situation économique de cet état peu de temps après sa séparation d'avec la Virginie et juste avant le développement de ses relations commerciales à la suite de la cession de la Louisiane en 1803. ¶ Sabin, 48703 - Leclerc, 991 - Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p. 93-115

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        Hamilton's Vases

      1804. First Edition . HAMILTON, Sir William. Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton; with Engraved Borders Drawn and Engraved by the late Mr. Kirk. London: William Miller, 1804. Quarto, modern three-quarter calf, marbled boards. $1650.First edition, with 62 engravings of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases, with accompanying text describing illustrations as well as characters portrayed.Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), “one of the first Englishmen who collected and appreciated Greek vases,” sold his collection of vases to the British Museum in 1772 “forming the groundwork of the present department of Greek and Roman Antiquities” (DNB). Hamilton resumed collecting in 1787 after having renounced it in 1772. His first collection is described in DÂ’HancarvilleÂ’s Antiquites etrusques, grecques et romains, 1766-7; the second collection is presented in W. TischbeinÂ’s Collection of Engravings from Greek Vases, 1791. The Outlines brings together selections from the two previously published works. Illustrations of HamiltonÂ’s vases influenced the works of Josiah Wedgwood. Lowndes, 989. Text and plates with minor dampstaining to a few margins, generally clean and bright.

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        Le théâtre d'agriculture et mesnage des champs

      Paris, Madame Huzard, 1804. 1804-1805, 1804-1805, in-4, 2 vol. de I. Portrait, CXCII, 672pp, 1pl. - II. Front, XLIV, 948pp, 16pl, demi-basane fauve mouchetée à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque), Portrait de l'auteur gravé par B. Roger et obélique à sa mémoire, en frontispice du t.2. 16 planches représentant des plans de parterres de jardins. 2 vignettes gravées par Ponce d'après Maréchal et Marillier. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Surnommé le père de l'agriculture française, Olivier de Serres nous offre ici une excellente compilation des connaissances de l'agriculture de son temps. Divisé en 8 parties, l'ouvrage traite de la culture de la terre, de la vigne, du blé, du bétail et de la volaille, du jardin potager et fruitier, et enfin de l'usage des aliments et des recettes pour les agrémenter. Cette édition est, avec la première (1600), une des plus estimées (Vicaire). Coins usés, petits accrocs aux coiffes, mais néanmoins bon exemplaire

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        Theory of Moral Sentiments

      1804. SMITH, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments… To Which Is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand; and W. Creech, and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1804. Octavo, contemporary full polished brown calf gilt rebacked, marbled endpapers and edges. $3800.1804 edition of Smith’s pioneering first book, a work which he himself ranked above Wealth of Nations and which served as its foundation, both works demonstrating “a greater unifying principle…Smith’s ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire” (Spiegel), scarce in contemporary calf boards.The Theory of Moral Sentiments laid the foundation on which The Wealth of Nations was later to be built and proposed the theory which would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often ""led by an invisible hand… without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society."" ""The fruit of his Glasgow years… The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations… Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same purpose, Immanuel Kant invented the categorical imperative and Sigmund Freud the superego…"" (Niehans, 62). With the Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations Smith aimed to compose ""not merely a treatise on moral philosophy and a treatise on economics, but a complete moral and political philosophy, in which the two elements of history and theory were to be closely conjoined"" (Palgrave III:412-13). ""Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire"" (Spiegel, 231). First published in 1759; ""Tenth Edition"" stated on title pages. With half titles. See Kress 5815; Goldsmith 9537; ESTC T141578. Early owner signature (I).Text fresh with only light scattered foxing. A handsome near-fine copy, most difficult to find in any early edition.

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        Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

      1804. (SHAKESPEARE) BOYDELL, John. Boydell’s Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare; Consisting of a Series of Prints… Engraved from Pictures Purposely Painted by the Very First Artists, and Lately Exhibited at the Shakspeare Gallery. London: Boydell, [1804]. Large folio (13 by 17 inches), mid 19th-century three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $7500.Magnificent 1804 impressions of the 96 engravings for the sumptuous Boydell Shakespeare, after paintings by the period’s most eminent English artists— including Reynolds, Romney, Smirke, Stothard, Fuseli and Westall—with an engraver’s etched working proof for nearly every plate.“Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery completely altered the course of English painting. Most painters earned their livings by painting portraits for the wealthy nobility, but when Boydell began to commission works from the best artists in England, they were free to explore other topics and themes, drawn first from Shakespeare’s plays, then from other writers, and finally from the classics and English history. Boydell had almost single-handedly created a market for what was called ‘history painting,’ and painters had a source of income that was not rooted primarily in portraiture” (Friedman, 2). Boydell commissioned Shakespearian paintings from Reynolds, Fuseli, Smirke, Northcote, Porter, Stothard, Hamilton, Bunbury, Opie and Westall, and exhibited them in a specially built gallery in Pall Mall. By 1802 Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery contained 162 original paintings, from which he selected 96 to illustrate his monumental edition of Shakespeare. These images were “used repeatedly to illustrate the works of Shakespeare, and they appear in all sorts of modified, adapted, and borrowed forms in engravings and drawings that accompany the plays. Producers, directors and critics were all part of that public exposed to the Boydell prints” (Rusche). In 1802, the 96 magnificent plates, “the production of which swallowed up a fortune,” were issued separately for the first time. These were again issued in 1803 and 1804, this latter under the present title—Boydell’s Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. “There can be no doubt that Boydell’s Shakespeare… was the most splendid of bibliophile editions undertaken in the 18th-century or at any other time… no printing press, which has hitherto existed, ever produced a work… so uniformly beautiful” (Franklin, 47-48). This copy is bound with an early preliminary etching for nearly every plate—working proofs showing the outlines of figures and blocks of shading, pulled prior to the process of engraving in order to determine the proper depth of incisions, amount of crosshatching and quality of line. The final engraving for the death scene in Romeo and Juliet was produced by William Blake. See Jaggard, 508; Franklin, 214-23. Light soiling and staining to fore-edge margins (not affecting images). A famous set of prints, with early etched proofs illustrating the print-making process, handsomely bound.

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        Valérie ou Lettres de Gustave de Linar à Ernest de G...

      De l' imprimerie de Giguet et Michaud. A Paris, chez Heinrichs, 1804, 2 vol. in 12, de VIII-261 pp et 208 pp., (sans le f. d'errata) pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare de ce roman épistolaire autobiographique rédigé en français dont le succès fut considérable. La baronne de Krüdener, d'origine livonienne et à la vie aventureuse, vécut à Paris pendant la Révolution, influença Bernardin de St Pierre, et se lia avec Mme de Staël, Mme Récamier et Chateaubriand. Devenue mystique, elle se pénétra de l'oeuvre de Swedenborg et subjugua le Tsar par son exaltation religieuse. Inspiré de sa liaison avec Alexandre de Skatieff, ce roman sentimental et frénétique est unanimement reconnu comme un des chefs d'oeuvres du pré-romantisme. C'est la seule oeuvre romanesque de Mme de Krüdener.¶ Carteret I, 459 - Vicaire IV, 723 - Escoffier mouvement romantique n°145 le tome 1er n'a pas et ne pas avoir de faux-titre. Le nom du libraire Heinrichs a disparu au titre du tome II.... le feuillet d'errata manque souvent... - Oberlé cat. romans noirs n°453 d'une grande rareté...

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        Costume of Hindostan, The

      London: Published by Edward Orme... Printed by W. Bulmer, 1804. Sixty Fine Hand Colored Engraved Plates by François Baltazar Solvyns, "Considered One of the Early Pioneers in the Field of Print-Making in India, Along With Thomas Daniell." SOLVYNS (François Baltazar). The Costume of Hindostan, Elucidated by Sixty Coloured Engravings; with Descriptions in English and French, taken in the years 1798 and 1799 by Balt. Solvyns, of Calcutta. London: Published by Edward Orme… Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1804. First edition, earliest issue. Folio (14 x 10 1/4 inches; 355 x 260 mm.). [xii], 60 unnumbered leaves of text with English on the recto and French on the verso. Sixty hand-colored stipple engraved plates. The text watermarked 1801 & 1802, the plates watermarked 1802 (Abbey's copy watermarked 1803 & 1804). The first twelve pages are Title-page in English, Title-page in French; Dedication in English, Dedication in French; Preface in English, Preface in French. Some foxing to the French Preface leaf and the last leaf of text, otherwise fresh and clean. Full contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt with Greek key pattern, spine with five double raised bands, intricately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board edges and turn-ins, pink paste-downs and free end-papers, all edges gilt. Small red leather bookplate of Hans Furstenberg on front paste-down. A very fine example. Housed in a later, morocco edged, marbled board slipcase. According to Abbey "This book was originally published in parts in 1805-1805, having an undated title-page, as in Tooley, with the title in the form The Costume of Indostan (Colas No. 2765). The price in volume form at this time was also £8. 8s. It was one of the works in Edward Orme's 1805 books on India, advertised in the prospectus which is given under No. 424 (JA 5060). Martin Hardie implies that copies with undated title-pages are found with watermarks as late as 1823, but this seems to be an error since t is copies with the 1807 title which are thus found." François Baltazar Solvyns (1760-1824) was a Flemish marine painter and journeyman artist, who lived in Calcutta between 1791 and 1803. He is considered one of the early pioneers in the field of print-making in India, along with Thomas Daniell. His collection of etchings provide a portrait of Calcutta's 18th century history, and the people and customs of Bengal and his encyclopedic and systematic approach made him a pioneer of the systematic ethnography of the Indian population. His work had an important influence on nineteenth century Indian painting. Abbey Travel 429 (1807 edition); Bobins, 270; Colas 2765; Tooley 461.

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        The Queen giving audience to Lord Beaconsfield at Osborne after his return from Berlin bringing "Peace with Honour".

      London & Wymondham, near Leicester: Messers. Dickinson Publishers by Special Appointment to H.M. the Queen, and Mr. J. Garle Brown, - Size: 88 x 77 cm (34

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        Atlas, of verzameling van afbeeldingen der voornaamste gebouwen, torens en gezichten der stad Amsterdam. Voor kinderen. Amsterdam, H. Moolenijzer, [1824]. Oblong 4to (20 x 26 cm). With 19 etched full-page plates, by W. Writs and R. Vinkeles after drawings by W. Writs, J. de Beyer, J. Cats, Ferdinand Bol and Claes Jansz. Visscher. Modern grey boards with the original front cover laid down.

      - Very rare and attractive collection of views of Amsterdam with captions in French and Dutch and explanatory text by "J.H.S.". The present edition is an adaptation for children of a work which was originally published in 1804 by J.B. Elwe as Atlas van de waereldberoemde koopstad Amsteldam. The plates were executed between 1768 and 1772 and show famous sites of Amsterdam, including the Munt, the Dam and the Regulierstoren. With publisher's advertisement on last page.Title-page and first leaf slightly wrinkled. Very good copy.

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        Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie relativement aux principes des connaissances humaines.

      Paris, chez Henrichs, an XII-(1804), 3 vol in 8°, pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné de caissons dorés, qq. rares rousseurs et errata reporté dans le texte à l'époque sinon sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Joseph-Marie de Gérando (1772-1842) occupe une position cruciale, à la fois anthropologue, philosophe, philanthrope, et réformateur, il est l'auteur de nombreux travaux consacrés à l'histoire des savoirs. Une première version de ce texte, sous forme d'un "mémoire sur la Génération des connaissances humaines", fut présentée en 1802 au concours de l'Académie de Berlin, et il fut couronné. Gérando remania profondément le mémoire pour en faire "l'Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie" en 3 vol. L'ouvrage eut une influence considérable sur le XIXe siècle, il est de première importance pour l'introduction en France des pensées philosophiques écossaise et allemande. ¶ Picavet Les Idéologues p. 512 - Buisson Dict. de pédagogie - CCFR 4 ex. seulement (Lyon, Chambery, Rouen, BNF)

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        THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF VALENTINE & ORSON, The Two Sons of the Emperor of Greece. [Price One Penny.] Mary Rhynd, Printer, 21 Ray Street, Clerkenwell.

      24 pages. Wood-engraving to upper cover, and four cuts within the text. 12mo. Loose, unstitched as issued. Some turning of corners; else a very good copy. COPAC record two copies: V. & A. and Oxford.

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        Nachricht an die grossen Mächte über die Projecte eines grossen Souverains.

      - Stralsund [= fingerad tryckort?], 1804. 8:o. (2),+ 43 s. Sammanhäftad med: (GUSTAV IV ADOLF.) Schreiben eines wahrheitliebenden Schweden als Antwort über die einem grossen Souverain zugefügte Beleidigung. Zugeeignet dem Verfasser der Broschüre ?Nachricht an die grossen Mächte? etc. Germanien [=fingerad tryckort]. (Hamburg), 1805. 8:o. 31 s. Något lagerfläckiga. Första arbetets titelblad med veck. Tagna ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Åhlén 18.23. Den grova anonyma smädesskriften ?Nachricht an die grossen Mächte.? upprörde Gustav IV Adolf så till den grad att den inte bara förbjöds utan kungen författade personligen ett svar. Skriftväxlingen recenserades i kraftigt negativa ordalag i ?Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung?, 1805. ?Opartiskt betraktat kan dessa blad inte ses som annat än en föraktlig paskill, vilken, som vanligen brukar vara fallet, genom att ta sin tillflykt i överdrifter och förvrängningar, själv förstör den verkan man åsyftat. Vad författaren saknar i insikt och kännedom, söker han ersätta med oförskämdheter? Dylika skrifter, menar anmälaren, förtjänar inte att vederläggas, då redan deras inneboende ovärdighet stämmer till allmänt förakt. Svarets författare (som inte var känd för anmälaren) ?hade otvivelaktigt gjort bättre i att avstå därifrån? ?Han kan inte skriva en enda riktig rad tyska, och hans på s. 4 därför gjorda ursäkter kan omöjligen röra läsaren till eftersikt. Varför lät han inte någon språkkunnig rätta åtminstone de grövsta felen? Det värsta är att han inte vet att komma med något annat än smädelser, vilka sänker sig till det pöbelmässiga, och inte alls bidrar till att ta kraften ur hans motståndares påståenden; genom sin okunskap i språk och stil åstadkommer han på varje sida de löjligaste blottor.? (Vår översättning.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letter Signed 'Nelson & Bronte' to Agostino MILLELIRE, (Horatio, Viscount, 1758-1805, Admiral)

      1804 - Commander of the Port at La Maddalena, Sardinia, the letter in the hand of his chaplain and foreign language secretary Alexander John SCOTT, (1768-1840), in Italian with translation, asking him "to be so good as to send the enclosed packet [not present] into the hands of the Cavaliere Quesada by Special Messenger, that it may arrive at its destination as soon as possible", and repeating his "assurance of the esteem and friendship with which I am and ever will be Your Excellency's Friend and Obedient Servant", 1 side 4to and conjugate blank, no place [La Maddalena], no date, circa small defects in or near blank portions of folds, barely touching one letter (Translation) Most Excellent Sir, I have the honour at this moment to pray Your Excellency to be so good as to send the enclosed packet [not present] into the hands of the Cavaliere Quesada by Special Messenger, that it may arrive at its destination as soon as possible. I take this opportunity to repeat my assurance of the esteem and friendship with which I am and ever will be Your Excellency's Friend and Obedient Servant [Signed] Nelson & Bronte To His Excellency Comandante Millelire [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Agostino MILLELIRE, (Alexander John, 1768-1840, Nelson's Chaplain and Foreign Language Secretary on Board 'Victory')

      1804 - Commander of the Port at La Maddalena, Sardinia, in Italian with translation, saying that as he expects to be "for a few hours in the anchorage at Mezzo Schifo, and so to enjoy the satisfaction of greeting you personally, Illustrious Sir", he has "not sent a reply to your letter received from your warship Eccellente", he is also writing "on duty" to say that "His Excellency", Admiral NELSON, "with . pleasure . looks forward to seeing you tomorrow", Scott asks him "On my own part . to convey a thousand devoted respects to Madame and her dear daughter and family" , he "will not fail to remember as occasion offers the favourable notice, Sir, you have taken of me", with an amusing P.S., saying "Should you be dispatching an express messenger to Cagliari, you are requested not to send him before picking up Nelson's letters, he had better come over immediately ['subito'], I repeat, a Nelsonian 'subito' - you know?, it means 'in frantic haste'!", 2 sides 4to. and conjugate blank, H.M.S. Victory, [at La Maddalena], 18th January small defective area in blank conjugate leaf touching central fold (Translation) Most Dear Sir and Esteemed Captain, As I expect to find myself for a few hours in the anchorage at Mezzo Schifo, and so to enjoy the satisfaction of greeting you personally, Illustrious Sir, I have not sent a reply to your letter received from your warship Eccellente. At this moment I am writing on duty, ['da dovere'], as I am ordered by His Excellency to write to you, Sir, and present his most sincere Compliments, and to say with what pleasure he looks forward to seeing you tomorrow. On my own part I beg you, Sir, to convey a thousand devoted respects to Madame and her dear daughter and family. Meanwhile I will not fail to remember as occasion offers the favourable notice, Sir, you have taken of me - HMS Victory, 8th January 1804, Most Illustrious Sir, Your most devoted Friend and Servant A.J. Scott. [P.S.] Should you be dispatching an express messenger to Cagliari, you are requested not to send him before picking up Nelson's letters. He had better come over immediately ['subito'], I repeat, a Nelsonian 'subito' - you know?, it means 'in frantic haste'! La Maddalena with its fine harbour lies off the northeast tip of Sardinia. Millelire was of a local naval family. In 1793 his younger brother Domenico famously drove off an invasion by the French, including Lieutenant of Artillery Bonaparte, by loading two cannons on to a launch and deploying them from points round the bay, finally chasing away the enemy who fled to Corsica. To Nelson in 1803, La Maddalena was the ideal base for watching the French at Toulon - 24 hours away by sea but not too close to provoke an attack. The French had overrun Victor Emmanuel I's mainland dominions and the king had retired to Sardinia. He was anxious to preserve his current neutrality, but the British were allowed to stay, officially only for food and water. Nelson arrived on the 1st November 1803. He and Millelire spoke the same language of heroism and endeavour and quickly became firm friends - typically for Nelson, after a first dinner together on board Victory. Nelson left finally to pursue the French only on 19th January 1805. When he reached Gibraltar on 20th July 1805 he had not set foot on land since 16th June 1803, including two years less ten days without leaving Victory. The Revd. A. J. Scott was likewise on friendly terms with Millelire and his family. He was invited to fishing parties and to hunt inland, welcomed by the normally reserved shepherd communities. Nelson had known Scott in the Mediterranean as a good linguist and later at Copenhagen in 1801, where he was with Sir Hyde Parker. There Scott learnt Danish and some Russian, and was employed to draw up the treaty arrangements that followed. When Parker was recalled, Scott explained to Nelson that this was when Parker "stood most in need of his company", but in 1803 agreed to joined Nelson as chaplain on 'Victory'. By private arrang

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        Table showing the State of the French Forces Stationed in the Kingdom of Naples, (Marchese, Commissary General to Ferdinand IV of Naples)

      1804 - in a small neat hand, in Italian with transcriptions and translations of the headings and notes, signed by him 'Marchese RHODIA', showing the Places, Numbers and Corps "under the command of Lieutenant-General GOUVION DE ST-CYR" (Laurent, 1764-1830, Marquis, Marshal of France, 1812, reforming war minister under the Restoration), copied from Gouvion's official lists by Rodia, the first section shows how completely the French have occupied places of any size, coastal or inland, in the whole of the heel of Italy as far round as Taranto, as well as Pescara and Chieti further north, there follow the names of all the regiments ('half-brigades') involved, infantry, cavalry and artillery, including regiments from Napoleon's own Kingdom of Italy in the north, Switzerland and Poland, with the numbers in each, totalling 13,393 men, followed by interesting details of the Artillery Train - Mobile Forges ('Forge di Campagna'), Wagons, Chests and Replacement Gun Carriages, hauled by 441 draught animals, supporting 16 cannon (6- and 12-pounders) and 4 howitzers ('obici'), Rodia notes that besides the above, "and temporary batteries set up in the Gulf of Taranto", the French hold "all the fortresses in Apulia and those in Pescara in Abruzzo, except Manfredonia, with their respective Batteries and stores of munitions", 1 side 5" x 7" in margins 6¾" x 8¾", Taranto, 1st February (Transcriptions of Headings and Notes) [Title] Stato dimostrativo della forza francese stazionata nel Regno di Napoli sotto il Comando di Luogotenente Generale Consigliere di Stato Gouvion Saint-cyr e ricavata nel suo effettivo Numero e Corpi dal Commissario Generale per S[ua] M[aestà] Marchese Rhodia. [Headings 1,2] Provincie, Linea di Paesi ove dimorano Lecce: Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardo, Lecce, Campi, St Pier Vernoso, Brindisi, Mesagna, Taranto, Francavilla, Casalnuovo, Massafra, Castellaneta, Ostuni Bari: Fasano, Monopoli, Polignano, Monteroni, Gioja, Adolfetta, Trani, Terlizzi, Biletto, Conversano, Mola, Bari, Casamassima, Giovinazzo, Bisceglia, Barletta, Bitonto, Acquaviva Matera: Altamura, Gravina, Matera Chieti: Pescara, Chieti [Heading 3] Stato effectivo della Forza che trovasi nel Regno divisa nei loro Corpi. Infanteria: Generali Stato Maggiore Generali & Genio 2a,3a,4a Mezza Brigata Italiana 1a. Leggiere 6a,42a di Linea 2a Elvetica Corpo Ligure Infanteria Polacca Cavalleria: Ussari Italiani 7o. Dragoni 9o. Cacciatori Cavalleria Polacca Artiglieria: A Cavallo A Piedi Zappatori Artefici Treno 2a. Battaglione Uffiziali di salute Impiegati alla Tesoreria Idem per la sussistenza [Heading 4] Treno d'Artiglieria appartenente alle Truppe Animali da Tiro, Bocchi di fuoco con i loro affusti: Cannoni [da] 6 [libbre], [da] 12 [libbre], Obici da 6 [libbre], Affusti di Ricambio, Cassoni Ordinarii, Carri a Munizioni, Forge di Campagna [Heading 5] Osservazioni Oltre le suddette Artiglierie venute coll' Armata, e le batterie occasionali fatte nel cratere di Taranto, sono in Potere de' francesi tutti i Castelli di Puglia e quello di Pescara in Abruzzo meno che Manfredonia colle loro rispettive Battterie, e dolazione di munizioni. [Signed] Marchese Rhodia Taranto il 1mo. Febbrajo 1804. (Translations of Headings and Notes) (Title) Table showing the French forces stationed in the Kingdom of Naples under the Command of Lieutenant General Councillor of State Gouvion St-Cyr and copied from his list of active Numbers and Corps by Marchese Rodia, His Majesty [Ferdinand IV]'s Commissary General. [Headings 1,2] Provinces, List of Districts where they are stationed Lecce: Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardo, Lecce, Campi, St Pier Vernoso, Brindisi, Mesagna, Taranto, Francavilla, Casalnuovo, Massafra, Castellaneta, Ostuni Bari: Fasano, Monopoli, Polignano, Monteroni, Gioja, Adolfetta, Trani, Terlizzi, Biletto, Conversano, Mola, Bari, Casamassima, Giovinazzo, Bisceglia, Barletta, Bitonto, Acquaviva Matera: Altamura, Gravina, Matera Chieti: Pescara, Chieti [Heading 3] Effective State of the Forces present [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Opere postume. Edizione prima corretta su' manoscritti originali.

      [ma Firenze, Piatti, 1806-07], Londra 1804 - 13 vol. in 16 (cm. 17 x 10.5), incisioni in antip. ai due vol. della Vita (ritr. dell'Alfieri e munumento del Canova), ottime legature in mz. pl. con tass. al dorso e punte, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, carta marmorizzata ai piatti e tagli spruzzati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. - Ediz. orig. delle opere inedite dell'Alfieri, "corretta sui manoscritti originali" e patrocinata dalla contessa d'Albany, proprietaria dei manoscritti originali lasciatele dall'autore. Vengono qui stampate per la prima volta "Abéle", varie traduzioni da greci e latini tra cui quella dell'Eneide, le "Commedie" le "Satire" la seconda parte delle "Rime" e la "Vita".

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        Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique. Contenant un abrégé des principes et de l'histoire de cette science et les élémens de la physique des végétaux.

      (Nancy, 1804), ____ MANUSCRIT "par Jean-Baptiste LeBondidier, élève en pharmacie, chez Mr. Christophe sur le Trottoir à Nancy, en l'an 12." A la suite : "Discours sur l'analogie des végétaux avec la zoologie ou tableau comparatif des plantes et des animaux, prononcé par Jean-Baptiste LeBondidier, élève en pharmacie, suivant un cours de botanique auquel il a obtenu le prix d'excellence au jugement de l'Ecole Centrale, en l'an 11e." Malgré un titre similaire, ces "Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique" sont différentes de l'ouvrage de Claret de La Tourrette. Après un exposé de la classification des plantes suivant la méthode de Linné, le texte s'étend sur l'anatomie et la physiologie des plantes. Le "Discours" primé par l'Ecole Centrale occupe les pages 196 à 212. Provenances : "Ex-libris Nicolas Bernel, le 1er janvier 1817", sur une page de garde, suivi de cette mention : "donné à Mr. Sage par Mr. Bernel." Ecriture très lisible. *****. In-4. Collation : (2), 212, (3) pp. Demi-chagrin bleu, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Traité de Botanique et de Matière Médicale ; contenant 1° L'explication du système de Linné ; 2° Le nomenclature botanique ; 3° L'énumération méthodique des caractères par classes, ordres, genres ; 4° L'exposition des vertus des plantes médicinales et économiques, à l'usage des Etudians en Médecine

      1 vol. fort in-8 cartonnage de l'époque, De l'Imprimerie de G. Izar et A. Ricard, A Montpellier, An XII - 1804, faux-titre, frontispice, titre et dédicace, vj-73-146-430 pp. et 2 ff. n. ch. Botaniste né à Montpellier en 1733, Antoine Gouan remplit les fonctions de professeur de botanique et de matière médicale à l'école de santé de Montpellier jusqu'en 1803. Il fut en correspondance avec les plus célèbres botanistes de l'Europe, notamment avec Linné qui trouva en lui l'un de ses plus zélés propagateurs. Rare exemplaire bien complet du Traité de Botanique d'Antoine Gouan (des mouill., état très satisfaisant par ailleurs). Michaud, LXV, 540 Français

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        Aubrey: a novel. 4 vols. FIRST EDITION.

      T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1804 Half titles vols III & IV, 5pp ads vol. III, final ad. lead vol. IV; p123/124 vol. I torn & carefully repaired with archival tape; v. small hole in text pp275/276 vol. IV, some light foxing. Contemp. half red roan, marbled boards; some expertly executed minor repairs. A good-plus copy of a scarce title.Oxford only on Copac. Dedicated to Bertrand de Moleville, French statesman and confidant of Louis XVI.

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        De l'unité du genre humain et de ses variétés.

      Paris, Allut, an XIII (1804). ____ Première édition en français. Exemplaire de DESGENETTES. Le "De generis humani varietate nativa" est la thèse inaugurale de Blumenbach, publiée à Göttingen en 1775. Elle marque la fondation de l'anthropologie physique. Il y développe l'idée que toutes les races humaines ne sont que des variétés d'une seule espèce, homo sapiens, et que ces différences étaient mineures comparées à celles qu'il y a entre l'homme et les animaux les plus proches. Sa classification des races humaines suivant leur couleur et leur origine géographique, a survécu jusqu'à nos jours, à peu de différences près. Illustré par une planche dépliante portant deux numéros de gravure. Envoi sur le faux-titre : "à Monsieur Desgenettes, de la part de l'auteur" et ses initiales dorées au bas du dos. René-Nicolas Dufriche, baron Desgenettes (1762-1837) compte parmi les grands noms de la médecine militaire de l'époque napoléonienne, au même titre que Dominique Larrey et Pierre-François Percy. C'était un personnage truculent qu'Alexandre Dumas a décrit comme "un vieux paillard très spirituel et très cynique" mais que Bonaparte trouvait "trop bavard". Manque au coin inférieur d'un feuillet sans atteinte au texte, accroc à la coiffe. Bel exemplaire. PMM 219.***** "Blumenbach was the founder of anthropology. He classified the various subdivisions of the human race according to colour of skin and geographical habitat. is classification, with little modification, has survived to the present day" (Garrison Morton 156). In-8. Collation : (4), 321, (1) pp., 1 planche h.-t. Basane racinée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mémoire sur le nouveau genre Pyrosoma.

      Paris: An XII, that is, 1804. Quarto, hand-coloured plate and 10 pp.; some toning, but an excellent copy in modern marbled paper wrappers. Very rare indeed: the first printing of one of Péron's earliest scientific articles based on his work during the Baudin voyage.In 1804, newly returned from the voyage, Péron was living in Paris, where he and Lesueur began work on the official Baudin account. He had been resigned to the fact that by sending many of his specimens home, the scientific descriptions of a great number fell to important figures like Cuvier and Jussieu. On his return, however, he pressed on to publish several essays of his own, and one of the first was this essay on "Pyrosoma", bioluminescent organisms common to warm waters (from the Greek pyro "fire", soma "body"). His work on unheralded sea creatures like pyrosoma was the product of his tremendous collecting enthusiasm; he and Lesueur had been overwhelmed and delighted with the myriad different oceanic species they had discovered during the voyage, and later commented that 'their number and diversity afforded an inexhaustible fund of pleasure, and were the subject of philosophical enthusiasm' (quoted in Duyker, François Péron, p. 87).'Péron's work on jellyfish would ultimately include pioneering observations of their anatomy and physiology, and the collection of many previously undescribed species' (Duyker, p. 64). It was for this reason that the various mollusca and zoophytes he collected were so beautifully illustrated in the official account: the subject of the present article, the Pyrosoma atlanticum, was later figured at the upper left corner of plate 30 of the Atlas. The species is also, interestingly, one of only a handful to now be named after Péron, as its official nomenclature has since been updated to Pyrosoma atlanticum Péron, 1804.Any separate scientific publication relating to the voyage is a rarity: very few indeed survive, probably because of the limited audience to which they were distributed. Although not noted here, this article was published the same year in Annales du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (pp. 437-46); this does confirm, however, that the present article, newly paginated, is a proper offprint rather than simply an extract from the museum journal. Such offprints, where they exist, are recognised as the original editions since they normally precede the journal printing and were typically done in very limited numbers for the author to distribute.

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        Opere postume. Edizione prima corretta su' manoscritti originali.

      [ma Firenze, Piatti, 1806-07], 1804. 13 vol. in 16 (cm. 17 x 10.5), incisioni in antip. ai due vol. della Vita (ritr. dell'Alfieri e munumento del Canova), ottime legature in mz. pl. con tass. al dorso e punte, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, carta marmorizzata ai piatti e tagli spruzzati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. - Ediz. orig. delle opere inedite dell'Alfieri, "corretta sui manoscritti originali" e patrocinata dalla contessa d'Albany, proprietaria dei manoscritti originali lasciatele dall'autore. Vengono qui stampate per la prima volta "Abéle", varie traduzioni da greci e latini tra cui quella dell'Eneide, le "Commedie" le "Satire" la seconda parte delle "Rime" e la "Vita". Ottime condizioni

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française. Convention nationale. Assemblée législative. Directoire exécutif. Assemblée constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstance

      Binders of the time in half red morocco long grain. Back smooth decorated with nets, lace and gold jewels. Red paper boards.Some foxing, otherwise good copy. Treuttel et Würtz Paris 1804-1806-1813 in-16 (9,5x14,5cm) (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp. 6 volumes

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        THE HISTORY OF FORTUNIO, and his famous companions. With Three Copperplates. Price Sixpence.

      35, [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured full-page plates. Bound in later quarter red untitled sheep, over marbled boards with vellum tips to the corners and gilt banding to the spine. 12.5 x 8 cm. First edition. A very good copy. Moon 26(1), but she was unable to locate a single copy of either the first or second editions and only a single copy of the third edition, held by the Pierpont Morgan library. Rare. The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig.

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        THE HISTORY OF ROBIN HOOD: A Tale for the Nursery. With Three Copperplates. Price Sixpence.

      40 pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured full-page plates. Bound in later quarter red untitled sheep, over marbled boards with vellum tips to the corners and gilt banding to the spine. 12.5 x 8 cm. First edition. Trimmed close at bottom edge, just affecting the date on the title; else a very good copy. Moon 65(1). The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig.

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        THE CHILDREN IN THE WOOD: A Tale for the Nursery. With Three Copperplates. Price Sixpence.

      36 pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured full-page plates. Bound in later quarter red untitled sheep, over marbled boards with vellum tips to the corners and gilt banding to the spine. 12.5 x 8 cm. First edition. A very good copy. Moon 18(1). The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig.

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        [DELIGHTFUL STORIES for good children.] Six chapbooks bound together as issued; each with 36 pages, and each illustrated with three finely engraved plates. (All were issued separately.) Titles: THE ORPHANS; THE PEASANT'S REPAST; BLINDMAN'S BUFF; THE SAILOR'S DAUGHTER; THE RANSOMED SLAVE; THE CHRISTMAS BOX. Each dated 1804. Original quarter green roan-backed boards, gilt. Binding 13.4 x 8.3 cm. Lacking the general title-page; boards a little knocked and worn; head of spine with small loss; else a very good copy of this rare compilation. Moon (202) lists only one known copy, which is imperfect of this rare first printing. She also records a second edition of 1806, again only known by one copy. All of the individual printings of these chapbooks are rare.

      

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        British Mineralogy: Or coloured figures intended to elucidate the Mineralogy of Great Britain.

      London: Taylor, Arding und Merrett, for the author, 1804. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1804-1817. In 5 volumes (all published). 8vo (229 x 143 mm). xii, 223 [1]; [2], 19* [1], 199 [1]; [2], 209 [1]; [2], 184; vi, 281 (i.e. 285) [1], [24] pp. 550 hand-coloured plates by James Sowerby (many heightened with gum arabic), 100 to each of the first four volumes, and 150 to the final one. A few mispaginations. Plate 421 misnumbered 221. Leaf C8 in vol. III a blank. Systematic- and general index at end of vol. V. Some plates protected by old paper slips. Contemporary English diced calf, spines with old rebacking, gilt lettering pieces, and 5 raised bands to each volume (boards and extremities somewhat rubbed, corners slightly bumped), marbled edges, fore-margins partially untrimmed. Internally crisp and unmarked with only little marginal browning, occasional foxing to text (plates much less affected). A fine copy with ample margins. Collated complete. -----Ward-Carozzi 2090; DSB XII, p.552; Conklin, James Sowerby, his Publications and Collections. In: The Mineralogical Record, 26 (1995): pp. 85-105; Knight, Natural Science, p. 93. - FIRST EDITION OF SOWERBY'S RARE AND IMPORTANT WORK ON MINERALS, containing the largest number of hand-colored mineral illustrations ever published. Originally issued in 84 parts, British Mineralogy became an influential source of information at a time when the study of minerals was confined to the medical world. The wide scope of Sowerby's work, together with his meticulous and skilfully-coloured engravings after drawings of his own collection of mineralogical specimens, met his stated ambition in the preface, 'to leave no stone unturned, to make the work as universally useful as possible.' (Conklin). Very Good.

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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria. With descriptions, and an introduction. Translated by R.C. Dallas.

      London, W. Miller 1804 - Fol. 3 nn. Bl., XXVIII S., 50 nn. Bl., m. 50 kolor. Aquatintatafeln. Blaues quergenarbtes Maroquin mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt, (Ecken leicht gestaucht, gering berieben). Lipperheide Ea 25; Colas 2112; Abbey, Travel, 71. - Eins von insgesamt 6 Kostümwerken, herausgegeben von Miller in London. - Die prächtigen Tafeln zeigen Kostüme und Trachten aus den verschiedenen Gebieten Österreich-Ungarns, darunter Böhmen und Mähren, Ungarn, Kroatien, usw. - Text in Englisch und Französisch. - Tafeln wie häufig meist mit etwas Abklatsch, sehr gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband.

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        The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes...

      London: J. Johnson, 1804. Octavo, silhouette portrait frontispiece of Woodward, two folding maps of the Celebes and two plates of Malay proas; contemporary quarter roan. Second edition; a popular account of an exotic shipwreck, appended with a mixture of bold and cautionary tales from across the globe, including Captain Bligh's narrative of the Bounty mutiny, and an account of the wreck of the Pandora.Captain Woodward's tale is a grim one indeed: 'In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm. The seamen spent many days trying to locate their ship, but they were finally forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others were taken into captivity' (Hill).The introduction is the work of William Vaughan, attributed as the editor of this book. To Woodward's narrative he has appended further cautionary tales, including the Bounty mutiny, the Antelope and Pandora wrecks, and the sufferings of the crew of the Shah Hormazier in Torres Strait - all offered to readers as 'a valuable seaman's guide'. Worn, very good.

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen Hüttenkunde. - 2 Teile und 2 Supplemente in 5 Bänden.

      Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1. Teil in 2. Auflage von 1817, sonst in Erstausgaben. 1804-1826, Göttingen: - Halblederbände der Zeit, (2)504; VIII, 355(5) / 304; IV, 230 (Suppl. 1) / VI, 424(2) / XXVIII, 352 / VI, 288(2) (Suppl. 2) Seiten mit insgesamt 63 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 23 gefalteten Tabellen, 20,5 x 12 cm, Einbände und Einbandkanten berieben und beschabt, Vorsätze leimschattig, Papier gelegentlich gebräunt, alte Besitzerstempel auf der Rückseite d. Titelbll. - Bei Band 1 oberes Kapital etw. angerissen, Vorsätze angeplatzt, Kopfschnitt leimfleckig, dadurch die ersten Blätter oben mit kleinen Verklebungen und Ausrissen, handschriftl. Eintrag gegenüber dem Titelblatt. Bei Band 2 eine Tabelle mit kl. Eckausriss, Taf. B (aus den Tafeln A – F) ist vorher zwischen den Tabellen 1-15 eingebunden. Bei Band 4 Rückenkanten stark berieben und etw. Brüchig. - Der erste Supplementband trägt den Titel „Supplemente zur zweyten Ausgabe der allgemeinen Hüttenkunde ersten Bandes zweyten Theiles – Freyberger Hüttenwesen betreffend". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband with four anatomical works by Soemmerring.

      Frankfurt: Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1804. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. I. Icones organorum humanorum gustus et vocis. 1808. vi, 6, 6 pp., 4 engraved plates. II. Icones organorum humanorum olfactus. 1810. viii, 23 [1] pp., 9 engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline). III. Icones oculi humani. 1804. viii, 94 pp., 16 (2 coloured) engraved plates (including 7 duplicates outline and 1 coloured variant of plate 5). IV. Icones organi auditus humani. 1806. viii, 33 [1] pp., 9 engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline). Folio (373 x 264 mm). Contemporary half leather over marbled boards (chipped at spine ends, joints partly cracked, extremities worn, corners bumped, rear inner hinge broken), red-dyed and sprinkled edges. Internally only little browned, some brown spotting and foxing mainly to margins, otherwise clean and unmarked copy. ----I. Wellcome V, 144; Choulant-Frank 309, Waller 9048, Garrison-M. 1554, Heirs of Hippocrates 1135 (citing 1806 German edition). First Latin edition. The book contains only representations of the tongue and the male larynx. This representations of the tongue are of especially great value (Choulant, Anatomic Illustration, p. 309). Soemmerrings Arbeit in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschien. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Koeck. II. Choulant-Frank 309, Waller 9049 , Garrison-M. 1454. - First Latin edition. Soemmerrings Arbeit in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschien. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Koeck. III. Wellcome V, 144; Hirsch V, 454; Waller 9046; see Garrison/Morton 1489 (German ed.); Choulant-Frank 136. - First Latin edition. Lateinische Ausgabe des grundlegenden Abbildungswerkes uber das menschliche Auge, mit den Tafeln der deutschen Ausgabe von 1801, die teils Darstellungen nach lebenden Originalen (u. a. Soemmerrings eigener Frau) zeigen. - >>Soemmering's vollkomenstes Werk, welches nachst der Zinn'schen Monographie ... die Grundlage fur alle neueren Forschungen uber den Bau dieses Organes geworden ist. (Choulant). - Die hohe Qualitat der Illustrationen sind auch ein Verdienst des von Soemmering geschulten Modellierers u. Zeichners Chr. Koeck. IV. Garrison-M. 1554; Waller 9047; Choulant-Frank, 308; Wegner, Anatomenbildnis, p.138. - First Latin edition. Die äußerst feinen Tafeln wurden von G.Rücker und J.Ch. Eckardt nach Zeichnungen von Christian Koeck gestochen. Very Good.

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        Voyage en Chine et en Tartarie... traduit de l'anglais...

      Paris: la veuve Lepetit, 1804. Seven volumes, duodecimo, comprising six text volumes with an atlas of uniform size containing a folding map and twenty double-page plates; original dark calf decorated in blind and gilt. A most attractive set of the delightful 'Bibliothèque portative' edition, a diminutive French version of the official narrative of the important Macartney embassy to China, by which the British sought to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations. Staunton accompanied the embassy as Secretary, and compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador and his fellow envoys. It is of great interest not only for its description of the exotic court of the emperor Qianlong (1793-1794) but also for its descriptions of the many places visited en route at the close of the eighteenth century. Marginal wormholes affecting 50 pp. in the last text volume, an attractive set in excellent condition.

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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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        LA PHILOSOPHIE DE LA FOLIE, OU' L'' ON PROUVE QUE CETTE MALADIE DOIT PLUTOT ETRE TRAITEE PAR LE SECOURS PHYSIQUES; ET QUE CEUX QUI EN SONY ATTEINTS, ÉPROUVENT D' UNE MANIÈRE NON ÉQUIVOQUE L' INFLUENCE DE LA LUNE

      CHAMBERY, P. CLEAZ. 1804. LA PHILOSOPHIE DE LA FOLIE, OU' L' ON PROUVE QUE CETTE MALADIE DOIT PLUTOT ETRE TRAITEE PAR LE SECOURS PHYSIQUES; ET QUE CEUX QUI EN SONY ATTEINTS, ÉPROUVENT D' UNE MANIÈRE NON ÉQUIVOQUE L' INFLUENCE DE LA LUNE. SECONDE ÉDITION REVUE AUGMENTÉE ET APPUYÉE SUR UN GRAND NOMBRE DE DIFFÉRENTES OBSERVATIONS. IN- 8°, BR. XXIII, (1) 285, (3) PP. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA CERULEA, INTONSO. EDIZIONE LA PIÙ COMPLETA, RARISSIMA. > (FERRIO, LA PSICHE E I NERVI, PP. 301-2). > (ZILBOORG, HISTORY OF MEDICAL PSICOLOGY, PP. 317-18). HIRSH, I, P. 164. SEMELAIGNE, LES PIONNIERS DE LA PSYCHIATRIE FRANÇAISE, I, PP. 77-84. UN PRECURSORE DELLA MODERNA PSICHIATRIA.

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