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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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        An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa

      (London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1801 and 1804) - Title of first volume continues: "in the years 1797 and 1798; including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent; the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony; with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the Travels." Two 4to volumes; later half calf and marbled boards; decorative gilt-ruled raised bands and lettering to spines; new endpapers; pp. viii + 419 + (i), incl. index, xi + (i) + 452, incl. index; large, folding map with hand-coloured route to first volume; folding frontis., a further six folding map engravings, with some contemporary colouring, to second volume. Toning and moderate foxing throughout; trace of damp-stain to top fore-corner of some leaves in second volume. A very attractive set of the first editions. (Mendelssohn I, p. 87; Hosken, p. 11) 'Mr. (afterwards Sir John) Barrow was attached to the staff of the Earl of Macartney, one of the Governors of the Cape Colony during the first occupation of the British. . Mr. Barrow accompanied an expedition from Cape Town to Graaff-Reinet, and another to Namaqualand, and he gives an excellent description of the country traversed, particularly with regard to the botany and zoology of these regions. Algoa Bay was visited, and observations taken of the bay and the coast, together with the "circumjacent" country, mention being made of the discovery of lead at Van Staaden's River. Significant evidence is afforded with regard to the alleged brutality of the Boers to their slaves and their Hottentot servants, and there is a description of the characteristics, habits and customs of the various native races. The author and his companions had an interview with . Gaika, and he remarks, "We were surprised to find so much good sense and prudence in a very young man ." Among the districts visited was the Bushman country; the expedition proceeding later on to Plettenberg Bay. The second volume contains detailed accounts of the various divisions of the Cape Colony, together with much information concerning the inhabitants, and the importance of the country from a military and commercial point of view.' - Mendelssohn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. With Three Copperplates. London. 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. Mrs Moon was unable to trace a copy of the first edition, but noted one copy of the second edition of 1806, Moon 67(2), and later editions up to the 10th of 1806.Rare. The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig.

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        RIQUET WITH THE TUFT: A Tale for the Nursery. With Three Copperplates. A New Edition. Price Sixpence.

      34, [2 ad's] 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 130(1); two copies only. Very scarce. The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig. The title was entered at Stationer's Hall by R. Phillips on 3. 8. 04. Moon also lists later editions of 1806 & 1809.

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        STORIES FOR CHILDREN: Intended to be Read or Recited to them in the Early Periods of Infancy.

      [xvi], 132 pages. Recent quarter calf gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. Some slight browning throughout; else an excellent copy of a scarce title. Three copies only recorded: British Library (imperfect); Bodleian; Harvard.

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        Cours d'anatomie médicale, ou éléments de l'anatomie de l'homme ; avec des remarques physiologiques et pathologiques, et les résultats de l'observation sur le siège et la nature des maladies d'après l'ouverture des corps.

      Paris, Baudouin, Laporte, Arthus Bertrand, an XII-1804. - 5 vol. in-8 (20 x 12.5 cm) ; vol. I : (4), XVI, 542 pp. ; vol.II : (4), 492 pp. ; vol.III : (4), 527 pp. ; vol.IV : (4), 577 pp. ; vol.V : (4), 623, (4) pp.; pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, traces de frottement avec quelques épidermures, quelques coiffes usées et coins émoussés, ex-libris de Pierre Amalric (célèbre ophtalmologue du XXe siècle), exemplaire de prix avec une page manuscrite en début d'ouvrage datée de 1815 : "Prix d'encouragement pour l'anatomie et la physiologie" avec signature autographe de Cozes (doyen de la faculté de médecine de Strasbourg) et cachet, intérieur en bon état ; bon exemplaire. Première et seule édition, assez rare, de ce vaste ouvrage, présentant l'originalité d'embraser à la fois l'anatomie normale et l'anatomie pathologique. Il a de ce fait été considéré comme "le premier grand et sérieux travail d'anatomie pathologique qui ait été exécuté en France" (Peisse). Antoine Portal (1742-1832) fut professeur au Collège de France, professeur d'anatomie au Jardin des Plantes. président d'honneur perpétuel de lAcadémie de médecine. Portal avait déjà fait paraître une monumentale Histoire de l'anatomie et de la Chirurgie. Il pressentit l'intérêt fondamental de l'anatomie pathologique. De ce fait, dans cet ouvrage, basé sur les cours et observations anatomiques de Portal, les descriptions anatomiques sont souvent suivies de "remarques" physiologiques et surtout pathologiques, parfois étendues. L'anatomie est clairement exposée. A signaler la description novatrice de l'espace interphréno-péricardo-oesophagien (espace de Portal). On trouve dans les "remarques" des observations anatomo-cliniques parfois remarquables, certaines princeps, notamment en qui concerne le système nerveux. Références: Cunningham A : The Anatomist Anatomis'd: An Experimental Discipline in Enlightenment Europe, pp. 217-218 : "Antoine Portal in 1803 published a work that shows considerable advance on the compilation volumes of Lieutaud. This was his final Course of medical anatomy, or the elements of the anatomy of man, with some physiological and pathological remarks" ; Jarius S & Wildemann B : The case of the Marquis de Causan (1804): an early account of visual loss associated with spinal cord inflammation. J Neurol., 2012, 259(7), 1354-1357 : "[about the early history of neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)] Portal's report (T.4, pp. 116-117), which fascinated some of the most renowned 19th century pioneers in the field of neurology but fell into oblivion later, represents the first account of visual loss in a patient with spinal cord inflammation but no brain pathology in the Western literature known so far--published more than 60 years prior to Thomas Clifford Allbutt's much cited note on a patient with myelitis and a 'sympathetic eye disorder'."; Anson JA et al.: Syringomyelia and the Chiari Malformations, p. 2 : "The first description of a clinical presentation of syringomyelia (albeit not with the classic segmental dissociated sensory impairment) accompanied by subsequent pathological examination of the spinal cord is ascribed to Antoine Portal (1803) -T.4, pp. 117-118-"; Klekamp J & Samii M : Syringomyelia, p. 14 ; Gruber P & Boeni T : Spinal Disorders, p. 21 : "The first report of a spinal stenosis is attributed to the French surgeon Antoine Portal in 1803. -T.1, p. 299-"; Neuburger M & Clarke E : The historical development of experimental brain and spinal cord physiology before Flourens, pp. 76, 132 : "Portal was the first to observe movement (pulsation) in a case of spinal bifida (1803, vol. 4, p. 66)" ; Busquet P : Antoine Portal, Biographies Médicales, 1928 ; Peisse L : La médecine et les médecins, T. II, pp. 417-418. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2016. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS, A Useful Toy For Girl or Boy.

      [128 ] pages. Illustrated with sixty-three engravings. Original green roan-backed marbled boards. 58 x 45mm.. Cropped in place with the occasional loss of title; the two parts bound somewhat erratically as is usual, but the alphabet in this example, making sense; little strained; else a very good copy of a scarce miniature. Darton G746(5).

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

      Treuttel et Würtz. 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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        Alliance des Jacobins de France avec le ministère anglais suivie des stratagèmes de Fr..... Drake

      De L'imprimerie de la République. First edition, and only edition.Publication of brochure in gray paper. dumb back. Lack of head. upper joint open 5cm. Corners and edges folded. Uncut copy.Mehee the key was a spy in the service of Napoleon. He posed in London for a royalist hunted by French police, and went up an operation as a double agent to compromise one of the best English agents of the time: Drake. De L'imprimerie de la République A Paris 1804 - An XII In-8 (14x21cm) broché

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        Essai sur les montres à répétition, dans lequel on traite toutes les parties qui ont rapport à cet art, en forme de dialogue, à l'usage des horlogers.

      Genève, J. J. Paschoud, 1804. ____ Première édition. François Crespe était horloger à Genève. Il a remplacé la clochette par des timbres ressorts dans les montres à répétition. "Cet ouvrage avait d'abord été fait uniquement pour mes propres ouvriers, parce que j'avais formé le projet de leur faire sentir la nécessité de travailler par principes." Les 22 premières pages contiennent un lexique des termes techniques d'horlogerie. Quelques rousseurs, pièce de titre frottée, assez bon exemplaire. Tardy, Biblio. de la mesure du temps 116. *****. In-8. [187 x 109 mm] Collation : (4), XII, 284 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, étiquette de titre orange. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        LITTLE JACK OF ALL TRADES, with suitable Representations. [Price One Shilling plain Two Shillings Coloured.]

      48 pages. Illustrated with a hand-coloured engravings to title, and with 22 other hand-coloured engravings with the text. Original printed stiff wrappers. Ownership name on endpaper; little worn at heel of spine, but a very good copy, rarely found thus. This is the second issue, being the same year as the first, and is, but for the addition of John Harris to the imprint, in all respects identical. Part II was not issued until 1805. Darton G221(2). Among the trades explained and illustrated, are a sawyer, miller, boat-builder, mason, and shoe-maker.

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         Moyens infaillibles de conserver sa vue en bon état jusqu'à une extrême vieillesse et de la rétablir et la fortifier lorsqu'elle s'est affaiblie. Avec la manière de s'aider soi-même, dans des cas accidentels qui n'exigent pas la présence des gens de l'art, et celle de traiter les yeux pendant et après la petite vérole. Traduit de l'Allemand, ... avec une planche indicative; auxquels on a ajouté quelques observations sur les inconvéniens et dangers des lunettes communes. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée.

      Paris, Monnot et Antoine, 1804, in 8°, de X-168pp., 1 planche gravée h.t. représentant un instrument permettant d'administrer un bain de rosée ainsi qu'un écritoire portatif, cartonnage moderne papier marbré genre ancien, pièce de titre au 1er plat. Bel exemplaire. 2e édition française de cet important traité d'hygiène des yeux par le fondateur de l'école viennoise d'ophtalmologie. Premier ouvrage sérieux sur ce sujet, il sera traduit dans de nombreuses langues et connaîtra plusieurs éditions. Georg Joseph Beer fonda en 1786, à Vienne, le premier hôpital des yeux. C'est aussi le premier juif diplômé d'Autriche et beaucoup de ses élèves deviendront des ophtalmologues réputés. ¶ Garrison & Morton 5842 pour "Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten", édit. de1813-1817: "He was a distinguished iridectomist. Many of his pupils became famous ophtalmic surgeons. Boeer opened the first known eye hospital in 1786 in Vienna. He was the first Jew to graduate in Austria." - Waller 830 pour la 5e édit. française - Wellcome II, 130 pour les 3ème et 4ème édit. françaises.

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        Astley's Projects, in the Management of the Horse; rendering it calm on the road, in harness, &c. Such acquirements may prevent dreadful accidents. Being an abridgement of his popular and most valuable book of equestrian education. To which is prefixed many excellent remedies for the diseases in horses, &c.

      Printed by T. Burton. 1804 Folding engr. front. Unopened in orig. pale blue paper boards, cream paper spine; sl. wear to head & tail of spine otherwise a very nice copy indeed. 72pp.Astley's System of Equestrian Education

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        Portrait. König Ludwig I in Uniform zu Pferde auf einem weißen Schimmel bei der Militärparade vor der Residenz, gefolgt von seinem Generalstab. Große handkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, in der Platte unten links signiert und datiert

      Bildformat: 530 x 425 mm mit kleinem umlaufenden Rand. Beschnitten bis knapp an den Bildrand und hinter Passepartout montiert. *Prächtiges und sehr dekoratisches Blatt aus der Serie der sogenannten "Fürstenbilder". - Die Arbeiten des Münchner Lithographen Gustav Kraus (1804-1852) zeichnen sich aus durch eine sorgfältige und naturgetreue Kolorierung von hoher Qualität. - Wie oft bis knapp an den Bildrand beschnitten, die Inschrift des ehemaligen Unterrandes separat auf die Rückseite des Passepartoutdeckels montiert. 2 kleine hinterlegte Randeinrisse (ca. 1 cm), eine kleine unauffällige Papierausbesserung im Bereich des schwarzen Hutes (nur rückseitig erkennbar). - Prachtblatt in herrlichem Altkolorit.

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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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        An inquiry into the nature and origin of public wealth, and into the means and causes of its increase.

      8vo., (8)482pp., without the half-title but with the folding table, occasional minor foxing and a few insignificant rust marks, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine simply gilt with red morocco lettering piece. A very good copy with the binder's ticket on front pastedown of J. Tushingham of Chester.Publisher: Edinburgh: Arch. Constable & Co.,Year: 1804Edition: First edition. Goldsmiths 18801. Kress B.4816. Einaudi 3628. Hollander 2398. Amex 288. Mattioli 2194. Sraffa 3233.

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        History of British birds

      Printed by Edward Walker. first edition of the second volume and second edition of Volume 1 republished on the occasion of the publication of the second volume. It is abundantly illustrated with 208 woodcuts in-text for the first volume and 240 for the second.Binders half glazed calf contemporary hazelnut in small corners. Back with nerves decorated with nets. Parts of title and volume number of chocolate glazed calf. Printed by Edward Walker Newcastle 1804 in-8 (13x21,5cm) xxx, 335pp. (1) et xx, 400pp. 2 volumes reliés

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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.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. Quarto, with a portrait frontispiece, two maps (one folding), 23 engraved plates (the three natural history plates coloured) and eight text vignettes (that of the emu coloured); a fine uncut copy in modern half calf. The second edition of Collins' famous First Fleet account, a 'detailed and informed record of all important transactions in the colony' (Wantrup).This edition includes considerable changes from the original two-volume edition. Collins' wife, Maria, continued her husband's revision and edited the book, completing it with new information available to the end of 1803. Collins' earnings had been severely affected by his long service in New South Wales, and he had originally published his history of the colony in an attempt to eke out the family income. He and Maria decided to issue this cheaper edition to bring it up to date, and to reach new readers who could not afford the expensive two-volume edition.The fine engraved plates are considered to be after the convict artist Thomas Watling, who worked for John White. Spine sunned.

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        General Charte von Australien...

      Weimar: Geographical Institute, 1804. Engraved map, handcolour outline, 450 x 610 mm., in fine condition, mounted. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke (1768-1818), Halberstadt (b) and Coburg (d), was the official cartographer to the Geographical Institute in Weimar. His General Charte von Australien was republished five times between 1801 and 1820 (although Tooley notes only four), and with each edition the latest information was added with new place names appearing and unknown sections of the coast filled in. This is the second state of the map with additional names in New South Wales appearing including Mount Warning north of Sydney and Entrecasteaux Island and Legrands Bay added on the South Coast. North of Bass Strait, Shanks and Portland Bays are named.In all editions Australia is named "New Holland formerly Ulimaroa" and, rather peculiarly, on the right of the continent is the wording New South Wales or Sydney Cove (Neu Süd Wallis oder Sydney-Cove).

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        A Moorish Mosque at Bangalore.

      London. Edward Orme. Dated in the plate 1804. Aquatint engraving, handcolored, 11 x 13 3/8 (neatline of print) on sheet 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Very good condition. A beautifully executed aquatint from the series "Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore" by James Hunter first published in "A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India" by Francis William Blagdon in 1805 (the engraving is dated on the plate June 4 1804). This may be from a subsequent edition (see Abbey, #425), as another plate from the same series and with the same provenance has a watermark "Whatman Turkey Mill 1834."

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        A NEW HISTORY OF BLUE BEARD, Written by Gaffer Black Beard, For the Amusement of Little Black Beard and His Pretty Sisters. Adorned with cuts.

      32 pages, including pastedown wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and 6 small woodcuts. Original plain blue wrappers. 10.3 x 6.6 cm. First Adams edition. Splitting at spine, but firm, and a little worn at corners; else a very good copy. Some of the woodblocks would appear to recycled, as that representing Blue Beard's castle is a biblical cut of the Tower of Babel.

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        La guerre des dieux

      Debray. Later complete edition, the last before it was censored. Contemporary Bradel binding of beige vellum-like paper over paper boards, spine with small tear to foot, title piece in bottle-green sheep, upper corners bumped. Rare autograph inscription signed by Evariste Parny to one of his friends, enriched with a manuscript note explaining to the recipient that 'this edition is the only complete one'. Ex libris to upper inside cover. Complete with publisher's catalogue at end, the end partly shaved not touching text, a few small rare wormholes, not serious.Debray Paris 1804 9x15,5cm relié

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        A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar, exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe. The second edition, corrected and considerably improved. [with] A Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The third edition, embellished with maps, including those of Australasia and Polynesia. [with] JONES, Stephen. A New Biographical Dictionary. The Fourth edition, corrected.

      London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804. Three volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; in original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained in its original custom-made bookform box, and including two geographical reference works - one arranged alphabetically and the other by region. The third volume is a general biographical dictionary from ancient to contemporary times.The two geographical references, which were intended as companion volumes, are of particular interest for what they show of the dissemination of information about discoveries in the Pacific to the general reading public. As late as 1802, some thirty years after the discovery of the east coast by Cook, the Geographical and Historical Grammar notes the existence of New Holland only in a postscript entitled "New Discoveries": 'New Holland, an exceedingly large island in the Southern part of the Indian Ocean, upon the Eastern shore of which, at Botany Bay, the British have, with these few years, begun a new settlement'. This statement is followed by a list of Pacific Ocean discoveries and advice to consult the Geographical Dictionary for further information.The Dictionary, here in its 1804 edition, includes folding maps of Australasia and Polynesia, with individual listings of numerous new discoveries in the Pacific. Whilst there are very brief entries for Botany Bay and New Holland, New Zealand, Otaheite, and "Papous, Land of" (Papua), there is a very detailed entry for the Sandwich Islands, including information about the history and geography of the islands, the native inhabitants, their culture and language. A fine and charming set.

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        Observations on the Orifices found in certain Poisonous Snakes...

      London: W.Bulmer and Co, 1804. Quarto offprint, title-page, 7 pp., engraved plate; recent wrappers. Detailed monograph on the venom glands of deadly serpents, with a detailed engraved plate, published as an offprint of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.Sir Everard Home (1756-1832) was a surgeon and author of over 100 Royal Society papers, efforts which won him the prestigious Copley medal in 1807. Home wrote primarily on surgery and the challenges associated with post-operative infection. He also dabbled in natural history subjects (of which this offprint is one such example) and was elected keeper and a trustee of the Hunterian Museum in 1817. The plate in this offprint 'is taken from a preparation in the Hunterian Museum'.Home was a problematic individual, described in the Dictionary of National Biography as 'vain, overbearing, and violent in language'. His reputation was seriously damaged by charges of plagiarising the work of his brother-in-law, the surgeon John Hunter (allegations exacerbated by Home's decision to destroy Hunter's papers after retaining them for some thirty years).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. Very good.

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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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        Report from the Committee on the Circulating Paper, The Spcie and the current coinof ireland and also on the exchanged between that part of the united Kingdom and Great Britain

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed - 1804. Disbound. 23pp+109pp Appendix to Minutes of Irish Exchange Committee.Folio.Stitched as issued.Rare. . . . . .

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        Mes Souvenirs

      Paris - Chez F. Buisson, 1804 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete five volumes of Dieudonne Thiebault's Souvenirs. With the bookplate of British historian and master of University College Oxford, James Franck Bright. , to all volumes. The first edition of these works. In the original French. No collation available although appears complete. With the signatures of both Thiebault and the publisher Buisson to the verso of half title to volume I in order to prevent counterfeit and to prove that this set is a true edition. This work is a memoir of Dieudonne Thiebault's twenty years in Berlin, and more notably writings on Frederick II,who welcomed Thiebault into Berlin. Thiebaultgained the full confidence of the King and became thereader of everything the Prince sent to the BerlinAcademy of Sciences and was also the corrector of his many books and the editor of almost everything he printed. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed, particularly to the spines. Loss to the head and tail of spines to all volumes. Gilt stamping is rubbed to spine as well. Some minor bumping to the extremities. Front hinge to volume IV is strained with the backstrip lifting slightly at the top, but firm. Front board to volume II has faded. Prior owners' bookplates to front pastedowns, James Franck Bright and a second owner whose crest is unnamed. Internally, all volumes are generallyfirmly bound. Pages areage toned with scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Degli Innesti animali

      dalla Stamperia e Fonderia del Genio, 1804. In- 8°, m. pelle coeva, tassello al dorso. 78 pp., 1 f. (indice), ritratto dell' autore in medaglione e 2 tavole incise in rame f.t. (una ripiegata). Bell' esemplare nella sua legatura d' epoca. Rarissima edizione originale del capolavoro del Baronio. Manca alle biblioteche mediche di Osler, Cushing, Benjamin, Reynolds, norman, Barchas. "The basic principle of free transplantation, contained in the ancient Indian tradition, constituted, when fully understood and applied, the greatest single advance of the nineteenth century. Interest in the principles of the regeneration and transplantation of animal tissues was widespread in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but it was Giuseppe Baronio, physician and naturalist of milan, who first demonstrated on sheep that full-thckness skin grafts could be successfully transplanted after detachment from the body. In the three experiments which he described in 1804 Baronio removed from the back of a sheep patches of akin which he transplanted to new site on the same aheep, one immediately, a second after eighteen minutes, and a third after one hour of detachment. All became succefully adherent to the new bed" (Gnudi & Webster). "This success also indicates another characteristic of the work to be performed from that time onwards: the use of animals for experiments under closely controlled conditions The hand of science had now fimly grasped the hand of surgery and was leading the latter away from the somewhat wild theorizing to which most surgeons had been prone from the earliest times..." (Bankoff). Hirsch, Biographisches Lexicon der hervorragenden Aerzte I, p. 243. Garrison & Morton, Medical bibliography, 5736. Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Catalogue of printed books II, p. 103. Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 686. Zeis index and history of plastic surgery, 300, 422. Maltz, evolution of plastic surgery, p. 221. Bankoff, The story of plastic surgery, p. 42. Gnudi & Webster, The life and times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi, p. 328. Belloni, Dalle "Riproduzioni animali" di L. Spallanzani agli "Innesti animali" di G. Baronio (in Physis III, 1961, pp. 37-48. UNA PIETRA MILIARE NELLA STORIA DEI TRAPIANTI ORGANICI.

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        PLATES OF THE THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL NERVES, Reduced from the Original, Accompanied By Coloured Explanations and a Description of the Par Vagum, Great Sympathetic and Phrenic Nerves

      London: By Order of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin/John Murray, 1804. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto. [vii], 50pp., four engraved plates, each accompanied by a detailed hand-colored outline plate keyed to the text explanation; eight plates in total. Rebound to style in half-calf and marbled boards; new endpapers. Light age-toning to some page edges, internally very clean; expert paper repair to the fore-edge of page 41 not affecting text. Overall, very good and quite scarce on the market. [Cushing W30].

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        \" Südliche und nördliche Halbkugel der Erde\" \" nach den neuesten Entdeckungen entworfen und berichtiget.\"

      \" Weimar,\" \" 1804.\" \" Umrisse der Kontinente handcoloriert.\"\" Verlag des Geographischen Instituts Weimar. Maße: ca. 59 x 46 cm, in der Mitte kaum sichtbare Faltstelle.. Durchmesser der dargestellten Halbkugeln ca. 29 cm. Ausgezeichneter Zustand, siehe Foto.\" Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean... Performed in His Majesty's Sloop Providence and her Tender, in the years 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798

      London: Cadell & Davies, 1804. Lightly toned, some occasional spotting, recent pencil annotations.. Quarto, with three folding charts coloured in outline and six folding engraved plates and views; contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style. Famous Pacific rarity and one of the centrepieces of a Pacific voyage collection: Broughton's account of his lengthy Pacific voyage is filled with descriptions of the Northwest Coast, Hawaii and New South Wales. It is a difficult book to find: the Kroepelien collection, for example, had only the German and French versions of the work while Lada-Mocarski describes it as 'Extremely rare... the information contained in it is of prime importance'. In 1795 Broughton was despatched in Bligh's old ship Providence to rendezvous with Vancouver on the Northwest Coast. He sailed to Nootka Sound via Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands; however Vancouver had returned to England some months earlier so he headed down the coast to Monterey and across the Pacific, visiting Hawaii again en route. During his first visit there in 1796 he had introduced grape vines and vegetable seeds from New South Wales. He called at Kealakekua and Honolulu, and gives a description of Kamehameha's spreading sovereignty. On his second visit he called at Waimea, Kauai and Niihau. For the next four years he surveyed the coasts of Asia and the islands of Japan, during which time important maps of Japan, Korea and Formosa were produced, some of them printed for inclusion in this volume. In May 1797 the Providence was wrecked off the coast of Formosa and the crew travelled to Macao in her companion vessel, then were dispersed to other naval and India Company vessels. It is a credit to the Broughton's humanity that he kept track of their subsequent fortunes. He writes in the preface that: 'the ship's company consisted entirely of young men, who were universally sober, attentive, and well-behaved; and here it is melancholy to relate, how few of them ever revisited their native country'. One unusual (and historically appealing) aspect of Broughton's book is his decision to list all members of the crew, including the able seamen, with short notes on their fortunes following the loss of the Providence. For example, we learn that the gunner Thomas Mullen was killed by accident on his passage from China to England, and that the ship's cook Alexander Bishop died in the hospital at the Cape of Good Hope in 1798. The list makes for maudlin reading as an appalling number were lost at sea in subsequent calamities. This book is of some interest as early Australiana as the Providence cruised the coast of New South Wales during August 1795, including an interim stay at Port Jackson and a week at Port Stephens. Here Broughton encountered four survivors of a band of convicts who in 1790 had escaped from Rose Hill, stolen a boat and sailed northward. Five years in the wilderness had reduced the men to a pitiful state, Broughton describing them as 'miserable half-starved objects, depending on the hospitality of the natives for their subsistence, who occasionally supplied them with a part of their provisions'.The narrative contains tantalising glimpses of the Pacific at the close of the eighteenth-century, a world on the verge of momentous and irreversible change. For example, Broughton relates barter with a convict beachcomber in Atooi (Hawaiian group), concluding the exchange as follows: 'The European now left us in his canoe with some recompense for his attentions: this man had been transported to Botany Bay, and came thence in an American brig called the Mercury; he deserted from her at this island, and is much courted by Taava, whose cause he has preferred to that of the young chief Tamoerrie'.This is an unusually pleasing copy of a true rarity, with fine fresh plates and maps. It includes the final advertisement leaf listing such titles as the second edition of Collins' English Colony in New South Wales and Coxe's Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America. Provenance: Signature on title-page of Sir David Wright, British Ambassador to Japan 1996-1999, upon his visit to Miyakoyima in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the shipwreck of H.M.S. Providence.

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        Bildnis einer jungen Frau mit Biedermeierfrisur, Büste im Viertelprofil nach rechts, mit zwei ineinander verschlungenen Ringen.

      - Öl auf Leinwand. 9,5:8,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung R.S., nicht bei Lugt. Rittmeyer war Schüler von W. von Kaulbach (1804-1874) in München, wo er 1841 mit Gottfried Keller (1819-1890) Freundschaft schloß, und von Charles Gleyre (1806-1874) in Paris. Er war als Genremaler (Szenen aus dem Appenzeller Volksleben) und Illustrator tätig. Die verschlungenen Ringe auf der reizvollen kleinen Porträtstudie kann man vielleicht so verstehen, daß es sich bei der Dargestellten um die Braut des jungen Malers handelt.

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        The Works, viz. his fifty-five Dialogues, and twelve Epistles, Translated from the Greek; Nine of the Dialogues by the late Floyer Sydenham, and the Remainder by Thomas Taylor: with occasional annotations on the nine dialogues translated by Sydenham, and copious notes, by the latter translator, in which is given the substance of nearly all the existing Greek Ms. commentaries on the philosophy of Plato, and a considerable portion of such as are already published, In five volumes.

      London: printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans, 1804 - Five volumes, quarto (295 x 230 mm). Recent full speckled calf, boards with two double-line gilt rule borders and a single line border in black, spines decorated gilt in compartments, direct lettered and numbered gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, blue silk ribbon place markers. Occasional light spotting and the odd marginal stain, short tear to one leaf in volumes two and five; an excellent set. Engraved plate of geometrical figures in volume one, errata leaf in volume three. First edition of the philosopher Thomas Taylor's masterful translation of Plato, the first English translation of the complete works of Plato, revising and completing the work begun by Floyer Sydenham, together with his extensive notes on contemporary Greek manuscript commentaries. "It was through Taylor's translations that the Romantic poets had access to Platonism: they are probably one of the sources of Blake's mythology, as well as his repudiation of the natural science of Bacon and Newton, and his late tempera painting The Arlington Court Picture was almost certainly inspired by Taylor's translation of Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs; there is no doubt that Coleridge's acquaintance with Proclus was assisted by Taylor's translation and commentary, though Coleridge's appreciation of Taylor is invariably laced with acid criticism. Taylor's immediate influence in England was short-lived; only at the end of the century did those with an enthusiasm for ancient Gnosticism, such as G. R. S. Mead, revive his memory. His fate in America was very different. R. W. Emerson read Taylor's translations enthusiastically, and Taylor's influence was felt among Emerson's disciples, adepts of 'transcendental philosophy' such as Amos Bronson Alcott, William T. Harris, Thomas M. Johnson, Hiram K. Jones, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, though that influence had waned by the end of the century. Emily Dickinson, who was a friend of Higginson, therefore probably owed her Platonism ultimately to Thomas Taylor." (ODNB). Lowndes 1877. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch einer Darstellung der allgemeinen Grundsätze der Forstwirthschaft nach ihren Verhältnissen zu der Staats- Cameral- und Landwirthschaft nebst einigen Bemerkungen über die Folgen der Veräusserung der Staats- und Vertheilung der Gemeindswaldungen

      One folding printed table. xxiv, 570 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled half-sheep & paste-paper boards, contrasting vellum lettering piece on spine. Ulm: Becker, 1804. First edition. Seutter (1769-1833), forester and financier, served a chief of forests in various parts of Germany where he was well-known for initiating numerous organizational changes and reforms. This is an important contribution by Seutter to forest management. Fine copy from the library of the Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ Mantel, I, 22.

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        Meijin ranchiku gafu [trans : Manual of Instructions on How to Draw Orchids & Bamboo]

      Numerous illus. in the text (several printed in delicate colors of blueish green, green, & brown, some printed in grey ink). 30 folding leaves; 40 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper cover of Vol. II (lacking on Vol. I), stitched as issued (stitching a little loose). N.p.: 1804. This is a very rare drawing manual containing instructions with examples for portraying orchids and bamboo. It is a classic example of gafu, based on the Chinese idea of copying the masters. The woodcuts show how to draw - with a brush - leaves of varying thicknesses, and in which order; how to achieve an aesthetic balance; how to depict different species of orchids and bamboo; details of branches and leaves; how to illustrate the complicated center of the orchid flowers using a simplified brush stroke; examples drawn by various masters; etc. The delicacy of some of the woodcuts make them appear to be almost abstract art. Fine set of a most beautiful book.

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        Essai théorique et expérimental sur le Galvanisme, avec une série d'expériences faites en présence des commissaires de l'Institut national de France, et en divers amphithéâtres anatomiques de Londres

      2 tomes en un volume Paris, Fournier Fils, an XII (1804), in-8, 2 tomes en un volume, [6]-XVI-350 pp, 7pl. ; [4]-XII-330 pp, 3pl, demi-basane olive de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et à froid, 10 planches dépliantes gravées par Bordier, Blanchard, Leroy d'après Pecheux et Legrand, illustrant les expériences d'Aldini. Première édition de cet ouvrage dédié à Bonaparte et qui parut la même année au format in-4. On y trouve la description des effets du courant électrique sur le système animal, la vitesse du fluide électrique à travers l'eau, les poissons électriques, la conductivité des flammes. Index. Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834) décrit ici l'une des premières expériences d'électro-magnétisme exécutée par Joseph Mojon qui découvrit, dès 1804, l'une des propriétés fondamentales du courant électrique : l'aimantation des aiguilles d'acier. On connaît de lui aussi les expériences relatées ici qui furent faites sur des têtes de condamnés et des corps. "In these experiments, the body became violently agitated and even raised itself as if about to walk, the arms alternately rose and fell and the forearm was made to hold a weight of several pounds (...), natural respiration was also artificially restablished" (Mottelay). Aldini, neveu de Galvani, s'était fait le champion de la cause galvanique, au point que Volta s'est souvent adressé à lui au cours de la polémique historique sur la détermination de la véritable nature de l'électricité animale. À plusieurs reprises, Aldini collabora avec son oncle, notamment en 1794, pour la rédaction de l'anonyme Dell'uso e dell'attivita dell'arco conduttore, qui contient la description d'une expérience cruciale : la contraction du genou d'une grenouille disséquée sans l'utilisation de métaux, ce qui semblait établir pour la première fois l'existence de forces électriques au sein des tissus vivants ; en somme, un moment important dans la théorie physiologique de ce qu'on nommait autrefois "l'électricité animale", aujourd'hui l'électrophysiologie. Cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. Dos passé et insolé. Trace de restauration aux mors et à un coin. Mouillure aux coins des trois premiers feuillets du premier tome, autrement, intérieur frais. DSB I-107 ; Mottelay p. 304 ; Poggendorff I-27 ; Wheeler Gift n° 660.

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        Les fils du sultan se rendent. Le major général Baird ordonne que le Sultan paroisse, on l' informe qu'il n'est point dans le palais, mais que ses deux fils son prêts à se rendre. Alors le major Allen y entre et peu après en sort avec les deux princes, qui le général sont reçus avec tous les témoignages possibles de bonté et d'humanité.

      (No pl.), A. Suntach, 1804.Engraving depicting the capture of the two sons of Tipoo Sultan after Henry Singleton by F. dal Pedro. Ca. 29,5 x 41 cm.Following his defeat in the Third Mysore War (1790-1792) the British made Tipu Sultan cede part of his dominions, pay a substantial financial settlement and surrender two of his 16 sons as hostages. Princes Mohin-ud-din (or Moiz-ud-din) (aged eight) and Abdul Khalik (aged ten) were accordingly delivered to Lord Cornwallis, the Governor-General of India, at Seringapatam on 26 February 1792. In February 1794, after the fulfilment of the treaty, the princes returned to Seringapatam. They enjoyed a few years of peace but the conflict between Mysore and the British resumed in 1799. On 4 May that year Mysore's capital was captured and Tipu Sultan was killed alongside 10,000 of his subjects. The princes were captured by Major-General David Baird, who treated them with great respect and arranged for their safe passage out of the devastated city. After laying their dead father to rest they were then sent to Vellore. In 1806, following a mutiny at Vellore among the soldiers of the Madras Army, the princes were exiled to Calcutta along with the rest of Tipu's family, lest they become a figurehead for opposition to British rule in southern India. - Fine.

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      Newbern: Martin & Ogden, 1804. Two volumes bound in one. [4],501,[1]; 226,[16],[1],[1],[227]-272pp. Quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Edges of titlepage reinforced with tissue. Some toning and foxing, original rear wrapper bound in. Very good. A scarce revised and enlarged edition of the collected public acts of North Carolina. Revised and published by François-Xavier Martin, who established himself as a printer in Newbern in the 1780s, was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1789, and served the state until being appointed Attorney General of the Territory of Orleans. This work builds on the Iredell laws of 1791 and the subsequent supplements. A manuscript note on the last page of text begins: "This Book Belongs to the Superior Court of Law for Perquimans County...." Perquimans County is situated in the northeast part of the state, on Albemarle Sound. A scarce book in the market. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6940, 6941.

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        Éléments de l'art de la teinture, Avec une description du blanchiment par l'acide muriatique oxygéné

      2 volumes, VIII 478 pp. et 2 Paris, Firmin Didot, 1804, in-8, 2 volumes, VIII 478 pp. et 2 pl. dépl. + [2]-358-[2] pp, demi-veau brun de l'époque, dos lisse orné de petits fleurons et roulettes dorés, Planches gravées sur cuivre montrant des coupes de fourneaux. Deuxième édition de cet important traité sur la teinture, publié pour la première fois en 1791, qui resta longtemps le manuel des ouvriers en teinture. Berthollet fit plusieurs découvertes en chimie industrielle dont le blanchiment des toiles par le chlore, l'eau de Javel ainsi que des éléments sur la fabrication et la nature des aciers. "En 1784, Berthollet est nommé à la direction des teintures aux Gobelins. S'apercevant que le chlore décolorait les substances végétales, il applique cette propriété au blanchissement des toiles. En 1789, il découvre l'action décolorante des hypochlorites. Une usine est installée à Javel, d'où le nom d'eau de Javel ; son emploi se trouve décrit dans les Éléments de l'art de la teinture (1791)" (En français dans le texte, 215) . Berthollet (1748-1822) est, après Lavoisier, le chimiste français le plus important de la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Membre de l'Académie, il appartient au cercle de Fourcroy, Guyton de Morveau, Monge et Lavoisier. Cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, étiquettes en pied des dos. Quelques rousseurs. Dos restaurés. Wellcome II, p. 154.

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      - [Título na primeira página manuscrita: Missa del signore Marco Portugalle]. Circa 1804. Fólio (de 21,5x30,5 cm) em formato oblongo. Com 1 fólio guarda anterior + 1 fólio pautado br + 89 fólios manuscritos + 2 fólios pautados br + 1 fólio guarda posterior. Encadernação da época inteira de pele marmoreada, com ferros a ouro na lombada e ferros a seco em esquadrias nas pastas. Corte das folhas marmoreado. No verso da pasta anterior encontra-se uma nota bibliográfica antiga dactilografada: ?Portugalle (Marco) Missa del Signore? 1 vol. Partitura completa? Manuscrito musical redigido nos primeiros anos do século XIX a uma só mão, firme e legível, sendo esta cópia raríssima atribuída a Frei Bernardo José da Conceição. A Missa completa com todas as partituras de órgão, instrumentos de acompanhamento e vozes é considerada pelo musicólogo Prof. António Jorge Marques como sendo um manuscrito ?completíssimo? Esta obra é referenciada no catálogo deste musicólogo com a entrada P 01.09, V4 com o título ?A Obra Religiosa de Marcos António Portugal, BNP, Lisboa, 2012? Segundo este estudo trata-se de uma das duas obras mais importantes de Marcos Portugal (1762-1830) e a sua descrição histórica e musical encontra-se nas págs. 689-700 do referido catálogo. Sobre a Missa Grande: datada ca. 1782-1790, a Missa foi provavelmente encomendada pela rainha D. Maria I. Esta é uma das obras musicais portuguesas mais paradigmáticas dos finais do século XVIII e século XIX, como se pode verificar pelo elevado número de versões encontradas (15), bem como pelo número de cópias ainda existentes (80). Era também conhecida no Brasil, uma vez que era cantada nas capelas Reais e Imperiais do Rio de Janeiro e também em Minas gerais. O musicólogo Ernesto Vieira elogia esta obra no seu Diccionario Biographico de Muzicos Portuguezes. Sobre o Autor: Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal [Marco Portogallo] (Lisboa, 24 de Março de 1762 - Rio de Janeiro, 17de Fevereiro de 1830), organista luso-brasileiro, maestro e compositor prolífico (com mais de 70 obras dramáticas, incluindo 40 óperas e mais de 140 obras religiosas), alcançou um sucesso internacional sem paralelo na história da música portuguesa, com centenas de representações na Europa. No entanto, em Portugal e no Brasil a sua fama como compositor deve-se especialmente à música sacra, com algumas das suas obras incluídas nos repertórios das igrejas até ao início do século XX. Foi nomeado Mestre de Música de Suas Altezas Reais e tinha a seu cargo providenciar música para eventos religiosos, sociais e políticos importantes onde o Príncipe Regente, mais tarde D. João VI, estivesse presente. Marcos Portugal tornou-se uma figura chave na estratégia de D. João, dado que era não só responsável por encenar o Poder Real, potenciando o esplendor e grandiloquência da presença pública do monarca na Capela Real, mas também por garantir que tudo corria bem quando o Príncipe Regente ia a teatros públicos. No Brasil as suas obras existentes mais significativas da época são o primeiro Hino oficial do Brasil, Hino da Independência do Brasil, com letra de Evaristo Ferreira da Veiga, e a Missa Breve, composta por Ordem de Sua Majestade Imperial em Dezembro de 1824, data que coincide com a sua nomeação como Mestre de Música de Suas Altezas Imperiais. MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT ? 19TH CENTURY ? PORTUGAL, Marcos António. MISSA GRANDE. [Title on the first handwritten page: Missa del signore Marco Portugalle]. Ca. 1804. Oblong Folio with 21.5x30.5 cm. With 1 folio as front endpaper + 1 blank score folio + 89 handwritten folios + 2 blank score folios + 1 folio as back endpaper. Marbled leather binding with gilt tools on spine and blind tools in frame on boards. Marbled edges. In the back of the front board there is typed an old bibliographic note stating: ?Portugalle (Marco) Missa del Signore? 1 vol. Partitura completa? [Portugal (Marco) Mass of Our Lord. 1 vol. Complete score]. Music manuscript written on the first years of the 19th century by one singl

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        Leipzig wie es geht und steht, lebt und liebt oder Spaziergänge in und um Leipzig

      Mit je einer colorierten Zeichnung, 40, 39 (1), 32, 31 Seiten, 8, schwarz marmorierter Pp mit hellem Rückenschild Gutes Exemplar. Johann Peter Lyser (eigentlich Ludewig Peter August Burmeister * 4. Oktober 1804 in Flensburg 29. Januar 1870 in Altona/Elbe) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Maler. Er benutzte die Pseudonyme Luca fa presto und Hilarius Paukenschläger.

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