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        1804 Benjamin Bell System of Surgery MEDICINE Amputation Illustrated 4v SET

      Troy, N.Y. : Printed by O. Penniman and Co., 1804. - 1804 Benjamin Bell System of Surgery MEDICINE Amputation Illustrated 4v SET 115 INCREDIBLE Copper Engravings / Troy NT ed Benjamin Bell (1749 – 1806) is considered to be the first Scottish scientific surgeon. He is commonly described as the father of the Edinburgh school of surgery, or the first of the Edinburgh scientific surgeons. A System of Surgery appeared in six volumes between 1783 and 1788. By 1801 no fewer than seven editions had been published, and it went on to Italian, French, Spanish, German and three American editions. It was popular was because it was comprehensive; made use of up-to-date published material from all over Europe, and because of Bell's reputation as a surgeon. Bell was an advocate of the routine use of opium to relieve post-operative pain, stating "to be able to alleviate the misery of those who are obliged to submit to dangerous operations must afford the biggest gratification to every practitioner." We find INCOMPLETE examples of this same 4 volume set for sale elsewhere for $800! Our set is COMPLETE in all respects! Main author: Benjamin Bell Title: A system of surgery Published: Troy, N.Y. : Printed by O. Penniman and Co., 1804. Language: English Notes & contents: • 2nd American edition • 4 volume set • Dudley Hairs seal • 115 fascinating copper engravings o Surgical instruments, Clamps, Scalpels, Braces, Hooks, Knives o Amputations o Surgeries FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: leather binding; front and back boards detached but present Pages: complete with all xv + 528 + viii + 552 + viii + 552 + 119 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Troy, N.Y. : Printed by O. Penniman and Co., 1804. Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
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        Über die von der Könogl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin für das Jahr 1791 ausgesetzte Preisfrage: Welches sind die wirklichen Fortschritte, die die Metaphysik seit Leibnitzens und Wolf's Zeiten in Deutschland gemacht hat? Herausgegeben von Friedrich Theodor Rink.

      Königsberg, Goebbels & Unger, 1804. 8vo. Original blank blue wrappers with handwritten title to spine. A very nice copy. Contemporary owner's name to inside of front board (S. Grubbe) and stamp to title-page (Gothenburg Museum, 1861). 204, (4, -advertisements) pp.. The rare first edition of Kant's famous posthumously published prize essay, written in 1791, answering the question set by the Berlin Royal Academy of Sciences: What are the Actual Advances Metaphysics Has Made in Germany Since the Time of Leibniz and Wolff? Right after Kant's death in 1804, Friedrich Theodor Rink edited and published parts of drafts Kant had written on this topic; Kant never published a finished version, and this is all that appeared.Warda: 220

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Descripción económica del reyno de Galicia. Por la Junta de Gobierno del R.L Consulado de La Coruña. Su redactór: Don José Lucas Labráda, Secretário (Por S. M.) del mismo cuerpo.

      En Ferról: En la Imprènta de Don Lorénzo José Riesgo Montèro, Impresór de S. M. en éste su Real Departamento de Marina 1804 - Folio, (303x210 mm.).- 341, [2] p.; sign.: [A]2, B-Z2, Aa-Zzz2, Aaaa-Rrrr2; 1 grabado calcográfico, alegoría mitológica del Consulado del Mar: "Cosme Acuña lo inventó". "Fernando Selma lo grabó".- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel, lomo decorado, sin tejuelo. Magnífico ejejmplar , muy limpio, con grandes márgenes, al que únicamente se puedne poner los reparos de que las hojas de guarda están despegadas de los planos por haberse ejecutado originalmente demasiado cortas, y una leve mancha que aparece en la parte superior del margen interior de las primeras páginas.- // Refs.: Palau, 129208. Libro [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRES SUR LA LOUISIANE ET LA NOUVELLE-ORLEANS, ACCOMPAGNES D'UNE DISSERTATION SUR LES AVANTAGES QUE LE COMMERCE DE L'EMPIRE DOIT TIRER DE LA STIPULATION FAITE PAR L'ARTICLE VII DU TRAITE DE CESSION, DU 30 AVRIL 1803

      Paris: Ballard, 1804. Later 19th-century marbled wrappers. Library label on front cover from Shwartz Historical Library. Minor rubbing and edge wear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Loss to portions of thirteen leaves, affecting some text, reinforced with tape. Dust-soiling to titlepage, dampstaining to some leaves toward end of text. Lacking pp.19-30. A battered copy of a great rarity. An extraordinarily rare account of travels in Louisiana, the Mississippi Valley, and the Illinois-Ohio country, especially interesting in that the travels practically coincide with the Louisiana Purchase. The work has been attributed to either Wante or G. Boucher de la Richardiere. "The author - whoever he was - travelled extensively throughout the lower Mississippi Valley" - Howes. "There is also much on the Illinois-Ohio country, but the body of the work has to do with the Louisiana Cession" - Eberstadt. Incomplete but quite rare, as Howes accorded it a "b" rating. The great Simon Shwartz library of Louisiana material had a copy, sold for $15 in 1926, in blue morocco with an inked name on the titlepage. This is perhaps an additional Shwartz copy not auctioned at the time. The only other copy we can find any record of selling is that listed by the Eberstadts in 1953. HOWES W87, "b." SABIN 101246. EBERSTADT 132:412. SHWARTZ SALE 622.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        FIRST REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, Witrh the Following Eight Reports 1772-3. Comprising a Total of NIne Reports from the Committee of Secrecy. .

      House Of Commons, London 1804 - 763pp, A large [28 x 44cm] folio volume contaiing the full Nine Reports from "The Committee of Secrecy appointed to enquire into The State of the East India Company". . Contemporary half calf with black title label gilt {REPORTS OF THE H OF COMMONS] and marbled boards, both boards detached, blank preloims loose but the text block sound and clean with title page to whole volume and separate title page to each report but continuous pagination. This is Volume IV "EAST INDIES - 1772-1773" in the series of "REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. Re-Printed by Order of the House, 1804" which comprised 15 large folios: only 1500 copies were printed. Parliament was recalled in 1772 after the East India Company asked for a loan of a million pounds and the resulting committee of 13 which inquired into its affairs came up with a damning report which probes interestingly into all aspects of affairs in India - administration, debt and revenue, territorial management, army reform, justice, the salt trade, the China trade, shipping, etc. An invaluable primary source for research into Indian affairs in the 18th century and the age of Clive. Numerous lists and tables showoing, for instance, the names of ships used by the Company with their tonnages.This volume weighs approximately 4.5kilos or 10llbs so shipping abroad will b emore costly. . Size: Large Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, Compiled from the best and most authentic historians, valuable records, and manuscripts in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands. With a facsimile copy of Domesday, engraved on thirteen plates. Continued to the present day by William Bray

      London: Printed for John White; by John Nichols and Son, 1804-18. First edition, 3 vols., folio, [4], v-xiv, [1], ii-cviii, [22], 7-714; [2], iii-xvi, 860; [2], iii-viii, 702, [1] ii-ccxxxpp., 97 engraved plates, 2 large folding maps, 13 facsimile leaves, 13 folding pedigrees, some light staining to frontis and title to vol. II with repairs, some occasional scattered foxing, several plate lightly offset, cont. full Russia leather, marbled boards, spines gilt tooled extra, slight stain to head of vol. I, a couple of short cracks to joints, lightly rubbed, a.e.g. a handsome set. Provenance: Signature of "William Hardman, Norbiton Hall, 1867" to title-page on vol. I; Bookplate of James S. Burgett to front paste-down. Upcott III, pp. 1209-1216.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        Flegeljahre. Eine Biografie von Jean Paul Richter. 4 in 2 Bde. Tübingen, Cotta, 1804. Titel, 224 S.; Titel, 229 S.; Titel, 230, 1 Bl. ('Druckfehler des I. Bändgens'); 311 S. Pp. d. Zt. mit RSch. u. RVerg. (etw. berieben).

      1804 - Berend 17a; WG 21.- Erstausgabe.- Der Roman fand zunächst nur geringes Echo, gilt heute aber als eins von Jean Pauls wichtigsten Werken.- Dezenter alter Stempel auf Titel, 1 kleiner Randausrisse (kein Textverlust). Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Mémoires sur la Chaleur

      - de LXVIII et 166 pages Paris, Firmin Didot, An XIII-1804, in-8, de LXVIII et 166 pages, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse portant un titre, Première édition française, exemplaire d'Elie de Beaumont, de ce texte fondateur pour la théorie mécanique de la chaleur. "The major contribution of Rumford was in the theory of heat. Observing the heat created in the boring of cannon, he measured the thermal capacities of the chips and boring bars. He then set up controlled experiments simulating the boring operation, using a steel borer and brass ctlinder, all placed in a wooden box holding a known volume of water." Bon exemplaire à l'intérieur frais. Heralds of Science, 151 ; Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 286. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Sporting Anecdotes; Original And Select; Including Characteristic Sketches Of Eminent Persons Who Have Appeared On The Turf

      London Albion Press 1804. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed with some edge wear. Details of a previous owner on verso of fep. Aeg First Edition Leather hardback cover with gilt motif 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 542pp. 16 engraved plates and title page vignette [Thomas Bewick]. 'With An Interesting Selection Of The More Extraordinary Events Which Have Transpired In The Sporting World; A Correct Description Of The Animals Of Chase; And Of Every Other Subject Connected With The Various Diversions Of The Field. '.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Codice di Napoleone il Grande per il Regno d’Italia

      Luosi Giuseppe, - Un volume in 4to grande; elegante legatura in mezza pelle dell'epoca con tassello e titolo in oro al dorso, bellissimi tagli marmorizzati; pp. XXXVI, 633, (1). Testo in italiano, francese e latino stampato su due colonne. Ex-libris inciso dell'epoca C.G. Munarini. Qualche lieve fioritura sparsa, ma ottima copia.EDIZIONE UFFICIALE della versione italiana, curata da Giuseppe Luosi, del Code de Napoléon, il codice civile dei Francesi, che fu promulgato il 21 marzo del 1804. Il codice fu pubblicato nello stesso anno anche in formati tipografici minori e in altre città italiane.I lavori di codificazione erano cominciati sotto la Rivoluzione, ma fu Napoleone che li portò a termine, ponendo di fatto termine al diritto comune. Ad esso fecero seguito il codice di procedura civile (1806), il codice di commercio (1807), il codice di procedura penale (1808) e il codice penale (1810).Tra il 1804 e il 1809 il Code civil entrò in vigore in quasi tutti i territori della penisola italiana. Fu un fatto di rilevanza storica straordinaria, perché grazie ad esso cessarono di esistere le consuetudini locali, gli statuti, i vincoli di feudalità e i fedecommessi che per secoli avevano caratterizzato la vita del nostro paese. Il Codice di Napoleone il Grande costituì poi la base del codice civile stilato dopo l'Unità d'Italia.Promotore della traduzione in italiano e in latino del codice francese e responsabile della sua introduzione nel Regno italico fu Giuseppe Luosi, dal 1805 Gran Giudice e Ministro della Giustizia. Terminata nei primi giorni del 1806, la versione italiana fu presentata a Napoleone, che si trovava a Monaco di Baviera, da una delegazione capeggiata dallo stesso Luosi. Il nuovo codice entrò in vigore nel Regno italico il 1 aprile del 1806.Giuseppe Luosi, originario di Mirandola, studiò legge presso l'Università di Modena, dove ebbe come maestro B. Valdrighi, autore del Codice di leggi promulgato dal duca Francesco III nel 1771.Conseguita la laurea nel 1776, egli praticò fino al 1796 la professione di avvocato e notaio presso la sua città natale. Accanto a questa attività principale rivestì anche vari incarichi amministrativi.Nel 1796, coll'arrivo delle truppe napoleoniche, Luosi, che già in precedenza era stato un propugnatore delle idee riformatrici, intraprese una rapida carriera politica, venendo nominato governatore dell'Emilia. Trasferitosi a Milano nel 1807, Napoleone lo pose a capo del ministero della giustizia e della polizia. Presidente del Direttorio dal 1798 e membro della Consulta dal 1800, nel 1805 fu nominato Gran Giudice e Ministro della Giustizia, carica che mantenne senza interruzioni fino al 1814.Dopo l'entrata in vigore del codice da lui tradotto e promosso, Luosi si adoperò per farlo accettare e per attuare i programmi enunciati nelle sedute del Consiglio di Stato. Diede poi impulso alla redazione degli altri codici, anch'essi mutuati dai corrispettivi francesi, ad eccezione del codice di procedura penale, che fu autonomamente redatto nel 1807 sotto la supervisione di G.D. Romagnosi.Nello stesso anno Luosi pubblicò a Brescia in sei volumi la Collezione dei travagli sul codice penale per Regno d'Italia, contenente, oltre al progetto, le osservazioni dei tribunali e dei procuratori regi.Per i suoi servigi Napoleone lo colmò di titoli ed onori. Fu fatto conte nel 1809, senatore del Regno e membro del R. Istituto di scienze, lettere ed arti nel 1810. Dopo il ritorno degli Austriaci, egli si ritirò a vita privata. Morì a Milano nel 1830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alberto Govi di F. Govi Sas]
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        Vue du Chateau de Walsee sur le Danube - Ansicht des Schlosses Walsee an der Donau. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung v. I. S. Steingrübel. Augsburg, Tessari & Comp. um 1825, 25 x 35 cm

      - Thieme-Becker XXXI, 562 - nicht in Nebehay-W. - Schönes und seltenes Blatt des Augsburger Landschaftsmalers Joseph Steingrübel (1804-1838).- Vollständig auf Japanpapier aufgezogen, Ränder mit kl. Läsuren.

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        Charte von Nordamerica nach den neuesten Bestimmungen und Entdeckungen von C. G. Reichard. - Weimar Im Verlage des Geogr. Instituts revidirt im August 1804.

      Geographisches Institut, Weimar 1804 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        A Catalogue of all the Books Printed in the United States, With Their Prices, and Places Where Published Annexed

      Boston, Printed for the Booksellers, Jan. 1804. 79 p.; 17.5 cm. The earliest American booktrade bibliography and an early sales catalog. With the 1980 Houghton Library exhibition catalog which included this. Shaw/ Shoemaker, American Imprints 5987 records five copies. Stock#NS0118. Vg/ stitched, spine has marbled paper strip.

      [Bookseller: Bibliomania]
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        Le théâtre d'agriculture et mesnage des champs

      1804 - 2 vol. de I. Portrait, Paris, Madame Huzard, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES, DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES..

      Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1804. Full Leather. Very Good binding. The First Edition in five volumes of the first serious biography of Washington and really a comprehensive account of the founding of the nation. Washington's executor selected John Marshall to write the biography, and in that sense it might be considered "an authorized biography". But it is more than that. Marshall was Washington's personal friend -- he knew the man, and he knew the new republic. His work gained authoritative status almost immediately. A married set, in contemporary and compatible bindings the spines of which have been repaired. With the engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. (Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Shaw & Shoemaker 6710.). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Einzig aufrichtige Anweisung zum Destilliren aller möglichen Breslauischen, Danziger und anderer Liköre, Rosalis und Aquavite in 211 Rezepten. Mit deutlicher Erklärung jeder Verfahrungsart und Zucker- und Farbenbereitung, nebst einem Anhang für Branntweinbrenner; von einem 16 Jahre praktizierenden Breslauer Destillateur G. B. K. Zweyte, rechtmäßige und verbesserte Auflage.

      Dresden, Arnoldische Buchhandlung (1804). - 8°, IV, 242 SS., 1 gest. Frontisp., 5 SS. eingebundene handschriftliche Ergänzungen, Pappbd. d. Zt., Einband berieben, durchgängig leicht gebräunt, Nicht bei bei Weiss, nicht bei Vicaire, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        Chirurgische Abhandlung über die angebornen krummen Füsse der Kinder, und über die Art diese Ungestaltheit zu verbessern. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt, und mit einer Vorrede begleitet von Dr. Malfatti.

      Wien, Camesinaische Buchhandlung 1804; EA; ca 24x20 cm; (2) IV, 38 Seiten mit 5 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einband bestoßen und etwas beschabt, Titelblatt mit kleinem Stempel und Eckabriss [beim Wort \"Buchhandlung\" fehlen die letzten 9 Buchstaben, sonst kein Textverlust], eine Kupfertafel mit kleinem Einriß im Faltungsknick; sonst gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Medizin; Orthopädie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Observations sur quelques points de l'anatomie du singe vert

      - (4), 100pp. Paris, imprimerie de Feugueray, Goujon, an XII-1804, in-8, (4), 100pp, 3 ouvrages reliés en un volume, demi-chagrin violine à coins, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'ép.), Jacques Lordat (1773-1862) fut professeur de médecine opératoire, d'anatomie et de physiologie, à Montpellier. Il disséqua un singe vert qui avait été amené de l'Afrique, fin 1803, par Auguste Broussonet, directeur en chef du jardin de botanique de Montpellier. Ce singe mourut après quelques mois de séjour en cette ville d'une phlogose. L'auteur attribue ces affections inflammatoires des singes, dans nos climats, au froid insolite qu'ils y éprouvent. [Relié avec] Du dialogisme oral dans l'enseignement public de la médecine. Montpellier, Jean Martel, 1828. (2), 76pp. [Relié avec] Essai sur l'iconologie médicale, ou sur Les rapports d'utilité qui existent entre l'art du dessin et l'étude de la médecine. Montpellier, Ve Picot, 1833. XVI, 296pp. Dos passé [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Rapport fait sur le droit de marque des cuirs. Par un Conseiller d’Ètat en 1788.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de la veuve Goujon fils, An XII 1804 - One volume in 8vo; pp. VII, (1), 296 and one folding table; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt with gilt lettering-piece, no rubbing or bumping, blue endpapers, ex libris to front cover pastedown, clean and crisp, a fine copy. First edition, very rare. Dupont writes in his preface: “Ce livre n’est pas destiné au Public. On n’en imprime qu’un petit nombre d’exemplaires .Il a été fait au mois d’août 1788, pour M. Lammert, alors Controleur-général, par un conseiller-d’Ètat, qui, dans plusieurs places de confiance intime, sous tous les Ministres de Louis XV et de Louis XVI, à l’exeption du seul Abbé Terray, avait eu, depuis 1763, une grande part à l’administration de l’Agriculture, du Commerce et des Finances, et même à quelques negotiations politiques très-importantes.” Dupont had to leave France in 1799, and it was only after his return that his Rapport was published. Barbier IV, 12f; INED 1624, not in Kress, Goldsmith, Einaudi or Sraffa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Annalen einer Anstalt für Wahnsinnige. Aus dem Englischen von Ernst Fr. Wilhelm Heine

      Hannover, Hahn, 1804 - sehr seltene deutsche EA der "Annals of insanity" von 1801. Perfect (1737-1809) besaß ein privates Asyl für Wahnsinnige (Malling Place in West Malling, Kent), welches bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein bestand. Vgl. HUNTER/MACALPINE 501. Er hatte schon 1778 eine Sammlung von Fallgeschichten aus seiner Anstalt veröffentlicht, die wegen ihrer Praxisorientierung zu den besten ihrer Zeit gehört; hier werden 108 Fälle beschrieben. FRIEDREICH 468ff.: "Unstreitig ist das Werk (.) das Wichtigste und Belehrendste, was für den rein practischen Teil der Seelenkrankheitskunde dieses Jahrhundert aufzuweisen hat" Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°, OPbbd., rotes RSchild, Ecken bestoßen; XXIV, 404 S., sehr gutes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Dr. Karl Böker]
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        Reise nach Aegypten [Ägypten] und Bemerkungen über verschiedene Gegenstände während des dreijährigen Aufenthalts der Französischen Armee in diesem Lande (1798 bis 1801) gesammelt von A. G....d. Mit einer Einleitung, Anmerkungen und Zusätzen herausgegeben von Theophil Friedrich Ehrmann.

      Weimar, Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs 1804; (EA); ca 20x12 cm; (2) LXII (4), 604 Seiten mit 1 gef. Karte (diese in unauffälliger Kopie); Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen, Buchrücken etwas fleckig; Karte in KOPIE, völlig unauffällig auf gelblichem Papier)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ägypten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Reise nach Aegypten [Ägypten] und Bemerkungen über verschiedene Gegenstände während des dreijährigen Aufenthalts der Französischen Armee in diesem Lande (1798 bis 1801) gesammelt von A. G.d. Mit einer Einleitung, Anmerkungen und Zusätzen herausgegeben von Theophil Friedrich Ehrmann.

      Weimar Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs ; 1804 - (EA); ca 20x12 cm; (2) LXII (4), 604 Seiten mit 1 gef. Karte (diese in unauffälliger Kopie); Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen, Buchrücken etwas fleckig; Karte in KOPIE, völlig unauffällig auf gelblichem Papier) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Etudes de la nature

      - 5 volumes de I. VI, 478, Paris, impr. Crapelet, Deterville, an XII-1804, in-8, 5 volumes de I. VI, 478, (2)pp, 2pl. - II. (4), 480pp, 7pl. (3 à 10). - III. (4), 504pp. - IV. (4), 440, (2)pp. - V. (4), 418, (2)pp, veau blond, dos lisse orné, double filet et roulette en encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes et les chasses, tranches dorées, exemplaire sur papier velin (P. Bozerian Jeune), 10 planches gravées par Simonet, Pierron, Marchand d'après Moreau, Pretre. Les Etudes de la nature, inspirées de Rousseau, ont été publiées pour la première fois en 1784. Cette édition comporte aussi les textes de Paul et Virginie, L'Arcadie, Voeux d'un solitaire, La chaumière indienne. Ecrivain et botaniste, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814) connut un immense succès avec les Etudes. Qqs coiffes et coins émoussés, qqs rousseurs. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The snowdrop

      Botanical print, original (1804). From the publication "Temple of Flora", 1798-1807. Coloured plate, engravid in Aquatint. London. Engraved by W. Ward. 51 x 40 cm. Passepartout. Good condition

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        NEW-YORK TERM REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THAT STATE

      New York, 1804. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, slight wear, hinges of volume one cracked but cords sound. Overall good. Prior to the publication of these reports, all legal reports issued in the United States had been private efforts. In 1804 the New York legislature provided for the appointment of a reporter to the state supreme court, and Caines became the first official reporter in the United States. According to the DAB, the three volumes of reports he issued were "distinguished by brevity and accuracy, and for long enjoyed a high reputation with both bench and bar." These reports thus inaugurated a new era in the reporting of cases, as well as including a number of important cases from the Jeffersonian era.

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        Gesamtans., Ehrenbreitstein, auf einer Kundschaft der ? f. den Gesellen (nicht leserlich).

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ), datiert 1. 6., 1804, 27 x 36 Stopp D 110. Gesamtsicht und Testat eingefaßt in gest. Bordüre mit dem Wappen des Kurfürstenthums Trier unter Clemens Wenzeslaus August, Kurfürst zu Trier oben mittig, unten mittig gut erhaltenes Lacksiegel. - Die üblichen Faltstellen restauriert. - Sehr selten, nur 5 weitere, ausgefüllte Exemplare bekannt.

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        Ansichten des Rheins. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Frankf Wilmans - 1806 1804 - XVIII, 158 SS., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., IV, 86 SS., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 118 SS., 1 Bl., zus. m. insgesamt 32 Kupfertafeln v. Günther n. Schütz, 8°, Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rvg u. Linienverg. (berieben bzw. bestoßen ( Rücken stärker ), an den Kapitalen leicht eingerissen ). Vgl. Engelmann II, 822 ( Ausgabe 1807). - Seltenes Rheinbuch. Mit Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bingen, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Kaub, Koblenz, Köln, Mainz, Erbach, Neuwied, Rüdesheim etc. - Mit dem Pränumeranten- Verzeichnis. - Ohne die Rheinlauf-Karte im dritten Teil. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar, stellenweise stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Minutes in Agriculture and Planting. On the structure and component principles of vegetables. II. On the culture and use of nine of the best artificial, and of eight of the best natural grasses... III. On the construction and use of a sward dresser. IV. On the construction and use of a thistle cutter. V. On the construction and use of a compound roller... VI. On the construction and use of a tree-transplanter, for removing and planting large trees. VII. On the construction and use of a scuffle. VIII. On the construction and use of a couch grass drag. IX. On the construction and use of a couch grass rake. Illustrated with specimens of eight sorts of the best, and two sorts of the worst natural grasses, and with accurate drawings and descriptions of the above practical machines, on seven copper plates, whereby every farmer will be made perfectly acquainted with the best natural and artificial grasses, and not only be made acquainted with the use of, but also be enabled to construct the above machines

      Boston (Lincolnshire): Printed by J. Hellaby, 1804. First edition, small folio, viii, 92pp., with half-title, with the engraved bookplate of the Earl of Stradbroke, also signed and dated 1827, 3 plates with 10 numbered actual specimens of grasses in remarkable good condition, each secured by a pair of printed identification slips both common and Latin names, 2 hand-coloured engraved plates of grass varieties and a further 7 folding engraved plates showing farm machinery, offsetting, some foxing (including title) and spotting, cont. hafl calf, joints cracked, corners rubbed. Goldsmiths'-Kress, no. 18817; Perkins 42; Aslin, p. 9.

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        Historisch-mahlerisches Taschenbuch von und für Oesterreich. [angebunden:] Historisch-mahlerische Reise durch Oesterreich. Erstes Heft: Zeichnungen zu den Ausflügen nach dem Schneeberg von J. A. Schultes. [weiters:] Griesinger, Georg Anton. Denkwürdigkeiten aus der Geschichte der österreichischen Monarchie. Auf jeden Tag des Jahres gesammelt.

      Wien, Degen 1804. Kl.-8°. Gest. Titel, 34 nn. S., 2 Zwischentitel, 24, 1 Zw.tit., 1 Bl., XVIII, 464 S. 6 Kupfertafeln (Duttenhofer nach Maillard). Orig.-Pappband, mit Gebrauchsspuren, fleckig, Kanten berieben. Innen an den Rändern leicht stockig. Alles Erschienene. Mayer 7681; Nebehay/Wagner 673; ÖBL III,200; Seemann, Degen 69; - Die Tafeln zeigen: Wasserfall der Mira bey Muckendorf, Pass von Gutenstein, Ansicht von Gutenstein auf dem Weg von Rohr, Buchberg am Schneeberg, Wasserfall der Sierning bey Buchberg und Emmerberg. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Österreich, Illustrierte Bücher, Ansichten, Topographie

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...ACCOMPANYING SUNDRY DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO A DELIVERY OF POSSESSION, ON THE 20th ULTIMO, BY THE COMMISSARY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OF THE TERRITORY OF LOUISIANA [caption title]

      [Washington, 1804. Gathered signatures, stitched as issued. Two soft horizontal folds. Some soiling and foxing. Very good, untrimmed. For the history of the Louisiana Purchase, this document is second in importance only to the actual treaty between France and the United States. This MESSAGE records the actual transfer of Louisiana to American control, which Jefferson calls an "important acquisition, so favorable to the immediate interests of our Western citizens, so auspicious to the peace and security of the nation in general, which adds to our country territories so extensive and fertile, and to our citizens new brethren to partake of the blessings of freedom and self- government." This printed document consists of: 1) Jefferson's message to Congress announcing the transfer and the stationing of troops in the Purchase, and conveying his "sincere congratulations"; 2) the Dec. 20, 1803 letter of commissioners William C.C. Claiborne and James Wilkinson to James Madison, Secretary of State, announcing the transfer had taken place that day; 3) the transfer document, signed the same day by the commissioners and citizen Peter Clement Laussat, the French Prefect; 4) Claiborne's proclamation, as governor general of the Province of Louisiana, extending the authority of the United States to the Territory; and 5) Claiborne's "Address to the Citizens of Louisiana," also dated Dec. 20, 1803. The document, and Jefferson's notice of transmittal, are dated Jan. 16, 1804.

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        The American Gazetteer, Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbours, Indian Tribes, &c. of the American Continent, also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands; with a particular description of Louisiana. One of the first published descriptions of Louisiana Territory.

      SAMUEL ETHERIDGE FOR THOMAS AND ANDREWS,, Boston: 1804 - "This immense addition of Territory to the United States, forms an important epoch in our history. What will be the effect upon the government, union, and happiness of our country, cannot be foreseen. Conjectures are various. Time will be continually unfolding the consequences of this great event. All must contemplate them with solicitude for the honor and welfare of the nation." (not paginated; found under the section headed "Lou").Maps, all folding, include: Map of North America (frontispiece); Map of the Northern Parts of the United States; Map of the Southern Parts of the United States; South America; Map of the West Indies; Chart of the Northwest Coast of America (engraved by Gridley).Thick 8vo, unpaginated, vi, (628pp), complete with Frontispiece map and 5 folding maps. One of earliest descriptions of newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Beautifully bound in original full tree calf. Some offsetting on the maps, otherwise a fine complete copy. Title page with an early owner's signature, that of Arch Craig at the title page. Signed again by William W. Craig Jan. 1888 on the front pastedown. OCLC: 684247. Sabin 50923. Second edition. revised, corrected, and enlarged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, in 2 Blatt von J. Roppelt b. Schneider u. Weigel, "Special - Charte des Chur-Baierschen Fürstenthums Bamberg nebst verschiedenen angraezenden Laendern . 1804".

      - mit Grenz- u. Flächenkolorit, dat. 1804, zusammensetzbar auf 38 x 77,5 So nicht bei Cartographia Bavarica ( Dort mit der Datierung 1801 = 1. Ausagbe ??). Dargestellt ist der nördl. Teil des Fürstentums Bamberg, Oben links die Titelkartusche, darunter eine dek. Ansicht von Bamberg. im Vordergrund Allegorien der Flußgötter Main und Regnitz. Am rechten Rand Erklärungen. - Gebiet: Coburg - Hof, Kulmbach - Bamberg.

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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, 1804. Aquatint, pinted in colours, by and after Thomas & William Daniell, finished by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches. A fine view of the serene landscape at the southernmost tip of India. Cape Comorin, a massive outcrop over 3000 feet high, is also known as Kanya Kumari, a literal translation of which is "the virgin". This view was made in August 1792 on the Daniells' journey from Madras through southern India. "According to the Daniells' rendition, the towering entrance gate, or gopura , of [the temple at Kalakkadu] ... is completely overwhelmed by a magnificent rocky peak partly enveloped in clouds." (Martinelli/Michell p.170). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated work on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.127; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '111 Kalakkadu, temple tower'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        A NEW MAP OF ARABIA INCLUDING EGYPT, ABYSSINIA, THE RED SEA .’. Map of Arabia, the Red Sea and eastern Africa.

      John Cary 1804 - 46x51cm. Full original colour. Excellent condition.

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        Autograph Letter, signed, from Thomas Jefferson to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn

      Washington, D.C., 1804. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 4to, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Strip of later paper on left edge verso, where letter had been tipped into an album. Very good. In a red half morocco clamshell box, spine gilt. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 4to, on a folded folio sheet. President Thomas Jefferson Swears "On my sacred honor...." A remarkable letter written by President Thomas Jefferson to his Secretary of War, Henry Dearborn, in which Jefferson swears "on my sacred honour" that he gives no credence to slanderous gossip circulating about Dearborn.  Dearborn (1751-1829), a soldier and politician, was appointed by Jefferson to the post of Secretary of War in 1801, a position he held throughout Jefferson's terms in office.  He was moderately successful in most of his life's endeavors, excepting his command during the War of 1812, in which he lost Detroit to the British.   Jefferson acknowledges receipt of Dearborn's recent letter regarding the slanders being spread about him by Seth Hunt, who was seeking a government appointment.  The President admits that he had learned of the defamation from Gideon Granger, his Postmaster General, but his response makes clear that his support of Dearborn is unwavering:  "with respect to the slanders which the two Mr. Hunts were implicated, I assure you on my sacred honour that I never heard one word uttered but from Mr. Granger and one other person who does not reside in this part of the country, nor is any way connected with the government; and the sole object of his communicating with me was to engage me to endeavor to prevent the matter being carried into the public papers.  From neither of these gentlemen did I learn, or ever from any other quarter, that you even knew of the slanders in circulation.  Your letter is the first intimation of your having had any conusance [sic] of them.  Be assured therefore that not a suggestion on the subject has ever been made to me to your prejudice, nor would any such make an impression on me.  Where I have knoledge [sic] of a character myself, I place more confidence in that knoledge than in any suggestions which can be made, and am more apt to look for their source in the character & circumstances of the suggestor.  The degree of confidence in you which led me to ask your aid in the administration, has never been diminished; on the contrary it is strengthened by opportunities of knowing myself what I had before taken from the information of others: and by that affection which naturally grows out of a social intercourse with worthy persons.  As to what I mentioned that Mr. Seth Hunt was stated to me to have rendered himself so obnoxious to some persons as that his appointment would scarcely be confirmed by the Senate, it was mentioned, and not a single particular was added or asked.  This frank declaration is made in order to establish that mutual satisfaction of reciprocal confidence which I know to exist on my part, and I entertain no doubt of on yours." A striking letter from Jefferson as President.  His use of the phrase "on my sacred honour" has particular meaning, underscoring his unwavering support for Dearborn.  It was with their "sacred honour" - together with their lives and fortunes - that Jefferson and the other fifty-five Signers pledged to support the Declaration of Independence.

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        Boosh Wannah's

      London: Published by Samuel Daniel, 1804. Aquatint, coloured by hand, backed, with two skilfully repaired tears into image area. Image area: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 17 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches. A stunning aquatint from Samuel Daniell's celebrated work, "African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope". Samuel was the younger brother of the famous topographical painter William Daniell, and the nephew of Thomas Daniell: the least known because of his early death, but Thomas Sutton considered him 'the most inspired and original of the three.' Samuel evidently developed a keen interest in natural history and an insatiable desire to travel, a combination which inspired him to follow in his brother's footsteps. Soon after the first British occupation of South Africa, Daniell left England for the Cape of Good Hope, arriving in December of 1799. His affable nature and considerable artistic skills earned him an appointment as artist on Truter's expedition. The party set off in October of 1801 to explore the northern and eastern regions of the Cape Colony. The area, which included the Moloppo and Kuruman rivers on the border of Botswana, was relatively uncharted at that period and the expedition discovered many new specimens and geographical features which had gone unnoticed by earlier European explorers. Daniell himself discovered the source of the Kuruman river, known as the "eye," which has become one of South Africa's most celebrated natural wonders. His own keen eye and quick pen allowed him to make numerous sketches whilst traveling through South Africa, sketches which were used in his two seminal books African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope published between 1804 and 1805 (in two volumes with coloured plates, at £21), and Sketches representing the Native Tribes..of Southern Africa , published in 1820 with uncoloured plates. Thomas Sutton writes of the present work: 'The coloured plates represent local scenery, animals singly or in groups in their natural surroundings, native types, and views of kraals' (p.107). He goes on to sum up the achievement of the work: 'It may safely be said that never before had drawings of animals been presented so beautifully in their natural scenery. Particularly fine are the plates of the gnu, springbok, and the hippopotamus. The landscapes are equally fine, those of Sitsikamma, with the interlacing jungle trees and elephants watering, the Hottentot Kraal, and the Korah Hottentot Village being lovely things. Apart from these, such plates as the Halt of a Boor's Family and Boors returning from Hunting are valuable records of early itinerant life in South Africa ... [In this work, Samuel Daniell] shows full control over his medium: his freshness of approach is apparent; his composition and colour are full of beauty; his animals are delicately drawn, his figure-studies full of life and sincerity and warmth' (pp.107 -111). Cf. Abbey Travel 321; cf. Lowndes I, p.588 (incorrect publication date); Mendelssohn I, p.411; Nissen ZBI 1035; T. Sutton The Daniells Artists and Travellers 1; Tooley 168.

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        Executorial por patente inserta sentencia de la Real Corte, obtenida por D. Joaquin Josef, y D. Domingo Mateo Salboch y Racax, y sus respectivos hijos, contra el señor Fiscal y Patrimonial, la Diputación del reyno, y el Regimiento de esta Ciudad: El Valle de Roncal y Villa de Vidangoz, emplazados y reputados por contumaces, sobre hidalguía y escudo de armas

      Pamplona, en la Imprenta de Josef de Rada 1804 - 2 h. inc. port., 47 p., todas ellas con orla tipográfica, gran capitular en madera. Plena piel de época, rueda dorada en planos, restos de cierre en seda azul. Ejecutoria de Joachín Joseph Salboch y Racax, de casa Salbotx de Vidángoz en Navarra, bidankoztar que a finales del siglo XVIII se estableció en Pamplona, y que en 1803 obtuvo sentencia de hidalguía. Perfecto ejemplar, muy limpio y en buen estado, impreso sobre fuerte papel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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. An excellent copy, spine expertly renewed in period style.. Quarto, with three charts and six plates and views (mostly folding); fine in full calf with spine renewed in period 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 New South Wales, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast. 'Extremely rare... the information contained in it is of prime importance' (Lada-Mocarski). 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 travelled southward to Monterey and across the Pacific, visiting Hawaii again en route. 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.

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        Rosa Semperflorens

      Vienna, 1804. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Hightened with irridescence. Printed on laid paper. Plate 281. In perfect condition. Image size: 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. A stunning botanical print of a fairy rose, from Jacquin's seminal book on the royal garden at Schonbrunn. In 1752, the Dutch physician and botanist Gerard van Swieten, an old friend of Jacquin's father, invited the young Nikolaus, aged 25 at the time, to come and study in Vienna. Brought about by the recent bankruptcy of Jacquin Sr., this gesture of kindness bore immediate fruit, as the young man showed such great promise in his botanical studies that he attracted the interest of Franz I, Maria Theresa's husband, while working in the Schönbrunn gardens. The Emperor soon commissioned him to produce a systematic catalogue of the plants in the gardens, and in 1754, asked him to voyage to the West Indies to collect tropical plant specimens and live animals for the gardens at Schönbrunn and the royal menagerie. Under Jacquin's direction the garden at Schönbrunn became the most celebrated botanical garden of the time. This exquisite plate depicting the fairy rose, is from Jacquin's seminal text, Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones et Icones . Comprised of five hundred finely drawn botanical studies, the text provides an extensive catalogue of the various species growing in the Schönbrunn gardens. Dunthorne 156; Nissen BBI 978; Pritzel 4372; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3255.

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        Costume of the hereditary States of the House of Austria,

      London, Miller, 1804. - displayed in fifty coloured engravings with description, and an introduction. Mit 50 kolorierten Tafeln, 2 Blatt, XXVIII, 1 Blatt, 50 Blatt beschreibender Text, Lederband der Zeit, 36,5 x 27 cm, Einband berieben, innen teils mit leichten Stockflecken und leichtem Abklatsch der Tafeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung, auf die nützlichste und genussvollste Art die Schweitz zu bereisen. Zweyte ganz umgearbeitete und sehr vermehrte Auflage. 4 Bände. Mit 3 Aquatinta-Frontispizen von Hegi in Braundruck, 5 (davon 4 mehrf. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 1 kolorierten gefalt. Kupferkarte.

      Zürich Orell Füssli und Compagnie -1805 1804 - XV, 269 Seiten; VI, 439 Seiten; XII, 320 Seiten, 2 Bll.; 2 Bll., 320 Seiten, 8°, Halblederbde. um 1840 mit reicher dekorativer RVergoldung. Gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1793 stark vermehrte zweite Ausgabe. - Die hübschen Aquatinten zeigen einen Teil der Stadt Zürich mit dem See und der Alpenkette im Hintergrund, den Rhonegletscher und das Quellgebiet des Hinterrheins. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen 3 Panoramen, die Darstellung eines Fußeisens und eine Profilkarte der Gegend um den Vierwaldstätter See. - Text durchgehend etwas fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes und gepflegtes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW-YORK...THIS POLICY OF ASSURANCE...WITNESSETH THAT ___ HA___ PAID THE SUM OF ___ TO THE UNDERSIGNED THEOPHYLACT BACHE AND ANDREW BACHE, ESQRS. OF NEW-YORK, AS AUTHORIZED AGENTS TO THE PHOENIX ASSURANCE-COMPANY OF LONDON, FOR INSURANCE FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE...[caption title]. [with:] LONDON, 1804. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. NEW-YORK. PROPOSALS FROM THE PHOENIX COMPANY OF LONDON FOR INSURING HOUSES, BUILDINGS, STORES, SHIPS IN HARBOUR, GOODS, WARES, AND MERCHANDIZE, FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE [caption title]

      [London, 1804. Two vertical and three horizontal folds. Contemporary manuscript inscription, "June 1804," in left margin beside engraving in first leaf; contemporary manuscript inscriptions, dated Nov. 8, 1804, on blank verso of first leaf referring to policy rates in Charleston. Half-inch tear at gutter of first leaf, repaired in tape on verso. Portion of upper corner at foredge and portion of margin at gutter lacking from second leaf, supplied in later paper. Second leaf somewhat faded. Else near fine. Bifolium of two broadsides for the Phoenix fire insurance company of London at the time of the opening of its first agency in New York. The Phoenix Assurance Company, still operating today as Phoenix Life, Ltd., was founded in 1782 by a consortium of sugar refiners in London seeking more reasonable rates for the insurance of their risky holdings against fire. By the mid-1780s, Phoenix had established itself as a successful fire insurer across the whole of Great Britain for a wide array of businesses and homes. In 1785 the Phoenix Company sold its first North American policy at Charleston, and the first policy in New York was accepted two years later. It was not until 1804, however, that Phoenix began establishing actual agencies in the New World, breaking ground in New York with the appointment of Theophylact and Andrew Bache as agents there. The first leaf is a printed policy form for the Phoenix Company in New York, never filled in. The second leaf is an advertising broadside for the company, containing a table of rates for New York subscribers and a detailed list of conditions for new policies. The handsome copper engraving at the top of the form leaf depicts a helmeted goddess (presumably Athena) on a pedestal bearing a shield stamped with the word, "PROTECTION," and the image of a phoenix rising from ashes. Behind the figure is a nighttime scene of the burning remains of a building and a family of victims spilling on to the street. A team of firefighters are extinguishing the flames with a pump- operated hose, and behind them is a scaffolded building under repair. The engraved caption reads: "PHOENIX FIRE OFFICE, LOMBARDO STREET and CHARING CROSS." A similar illustration in woodcut is included at the head of the "Proposals" broadside. Here, the goddess is the only figure depicted. On her left are both the burning building and the new construction; on her right is a ship at sea engulfed in flames. The hooks and axes of the firefighter adorn the sides of the cut. The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature at Harvard lists a copy of the Boston variant of the advertising broadside. The only located institutional holding of this New York issue, however, is at the Connecticut Historical Society. No records of the printed form in any issue have been located. A rare and interesting pair of documents from the early history of international insurance.

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        Hollands arkadia of wandelingen in de omstreken van Haarlem. Haarlem: A. Loosjes Pzn, 1804[-1805]

      - Gebonden in half leer, 6+605 p., ill. Lit: De Haan, Loosjes, p. 245; Landwehr, Col. plates, nrs. 352 en 353; Buisman 1477/1478; Frans Grijzenhout, ‘Wandelingen door Hollands Arkadia’, De Achttiende Eeuw 36 (2004) 132-142. Kleine beschadiging op de rug middenin. Eerste druk van dit beroemde werk van Loosjes, verschenen in 1804 en 1805, in drie stukken. De tekst bestaat uit een wandeling van een gefantaseerd gezelschap door de omstreken van Haarlem: Heemstede, Aerdenhout, Bentveld, Zandvoort, Overveen, Bennebroek, Hillegom, Schoten, Santpoort, Bloemendaal, Velsen, Schalkwijk, Nieuwerkerk, Penningsveer, Haarlemmerliede, Spaarnwoude, Spaarndam, Beverwijk. Het boek wordt besloten met - veelal ontbrekende - "Bijvoegsels", waaronder een lijst van buitenplaatsen rond Haarlem met de namen van de bewoners in 1805 en lijsten van "bloemisten" en blekerijen uit dat jaar. Een belangrijk deel van de (ook financiële) waarde van het boek wordt gevormd door de grote kaart die in het boek is gevouwen: "Kaart van de omstreeken der stad Haarlem van de Beverwijk tot Hillegom", door C. van Baarsel naar G. van der Paauw uit 1805 en door de vier prenten van F.A. Milatz van de Brouwerskolk, het slot van Heemstede, Duin en Daal en Beverwijk. Voorts heeft het boek een titelvignet met het "graf van Rousseau" en een aantal pagina’s muziekschrift gecomponeerd door J.L.P.L. Freubel. De platen en de kaart in dit exemplaar zijn - zoals meestal - handgekleurd. Over herdrukken bestaat enige vaagheid: Landwehr noemt een herdruk uit 1807. De Haan spreekt van een tweede druk uit 1814 en een herdruk zonder jaartal uit [1830]. Buisman noemt een titeluitgave zonder jaartal uit [1812?] De NCC kent alleen de druk uit 1804. R0684

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        The Costume of The Hereditary States of The House of Austria

      William Miller, 1804, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. new leather backstrip, gilt and black, Size: Folio. Moderately foxed throughout. Top edge gilt, faded. Embossed, decorative leather covers. slight bumps to corners and spine. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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        The American Gazetteer, Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbours, Indian Tribes, &c. of the American Continent, also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands; with a particular description of Louisiana. One of the first published descriptions of Louisiana Territory.

      Boston:: SAMUEL ETHERIDGE FOR THOMAS AND ANDREWS,. 1804.. Second edition. revised, corrected, and enlarged. Hardcover. Very good condition. "This immense addition of Territory to the United States, forms an important epoch in our history. What will be the effect upon the government, union, and happiness of our country, cannot be foreseen. Conjectures are various. Time will be continually unfolding the consequences of this great event. All must contemplate them with solicitude for the honor and welfare of the nation." (not paginated; found under the section headed "Lou"). Maps, all folding, include: Map of North America (frontispiece); Map of the Northern Parts of the United States; Map of the Southern Parts of the United States; South America; Map of the West Indies; Chart of the Northwest Coast of America (engraved by Gridley). Thick 8vo, unpaginated, vi, (628pp), complete with Frontispiece map and 5 folding maps. One of earliest descriptions of newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Beautifully bound in original full tree calf. Some offsetting on the maps, otherwise a fine complete copy. Title page with an early owner's signature, that of Arch Craig at the title page. Signed again by William W. Craig Jan. 1888 on the front pastedown. OCLC: 684247. Sabin 50923.

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IN MINIATURE

      London: C. Whittingham for John Sharpe, 1804. Sharpe's Edition. Vol. 7 has dent to lower front cover with tide marks to the preliminaries, all else about fine. Sharpe's Edition" Nine volumes. 12mo (4 1/4"). Portrait frontispiece in Vol. 9. Bound in full red straight grained morocco, a.e.g., the spines simply stated Shakespeare in gilt along with rules, volume numbers, and simple gilt ornaments. Makeshift bookplate of Sir George Denys. This edition quite scarce.

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        A CONCISE EXTRACT, FROM THE SEA JOURNAL OF WILLIAM MOULTON; WRITTEN ON BOARD OF THE ONICO, IN A VOYAGE FROM THE PORT OF NEW-LONDON IN CONNECTICUT, TO STATEN-LAND IN THE SOUTH SEA; TOGETHER WITH STRICTURES AND REMARKS ON VARIOUS SUBJECT MATTERS WHICH CAME WITHIN HIS NOTICE, ON THE COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND AT A VARIETY OF ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH SEA AND PACIFIC OCEAN, IN THE YEARS, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 AND 1804

      Utica, 1804. Modern three-quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards. Browned and foxed, a few leaves dampstained, else very good. "Moulton had served the country under arms, before he shipped out on the American schooner Onico on the voyage 'to take fur seal in the Southern and Pacific Oceans, and when she had obtained her cargo, to proceed to Canton in China, to dispose of it, and take in a cargo of the merchandise of that country, for America.' Moulton's object for the voyage was to acquire property and to improve his health. He kept a diary for the length of the trip recording every event in detail. The whole crew with him suffered great hardship and indignities from the ship's master, George Howe, and the first mate, George Haley, who eventually sold the ship and abandoned the mutinous crew 'in a remote part of the Southern Hemisphere.' The Onico visited ports along the west coast of South America and Juan Fernandez, where the crew was deserted by Howe. The account includes interesting observations on the history, geography, climate, and natural history of the places visited, in addition to numerous documents pertaining to the events and account of the sealing activities. This little-known book is notable for its scarcity and for being the first book to be printed in Utica, N.Y. Although the printers are not stated, it was doubtless printed by Merrell & Seward" - Hill. This volume is one of the few narratives published of the early period of American sealing activities in the South Atlantic and South Pacific.

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        The Persian Cyclamen

      London, 1804. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, with stipple and line engraving by Elmes. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Persian Cyclamen [ Cyclamen persicum Miller], parent of the florist's cyclamen ... is a native of the countries and islands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean but not of Persia itself. It is the largest flowered of an attractive genus of small plants much grown in modern times by connoisseurs. The Persian Cyclamen was not the first of its kind to become known in western Europe. Cyclamen europeaum , the `Bleeding Nun', as it was called, was thought to be dangerous to pregnant women: any unfortunate lady in this condition who stepped over it might immediately miscarry. John Gerrard, the Elizabethan herbalist, believed this implicitly and describes how he fenced his plants around with sticks with others laid across them `lest any woman should, by lamentable experiment, find my words to be true, by stepping over the same.' When the baby was nearing full term, and delivery was to be encouraged, wearing of the disc-like tuber, `hanged about' the expectant mothers, had a salutary effect, and Gerrard told his wife to use it when attending confinements. Its use by midwifes dates back to the days of the Greeks." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p. 52). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Third state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora . `In the first state the top the castle is indistinct and has no pinnacles on the towers, and this is the first feature to inspect. The hillside is pure aquatint; the shading behind the cyclamen flowers is lightly cross-hatched, while the tree trunk to the right has only a few lines on it. In the second state the castle is more prominent and five distinct sharp pinnacles have been added, while many extra etched lines are to be seen - notably behind the cyclamen flowers; on the tree trunk; and under the cyclamen leaves on the left, which themselves stand out more sharply. The principal change in the third state is the addition of the aquatint to the sky on the left, so that only a streak of light remains above the mountains, while in the earlier states the light reached the top corner. The leaves of the cyclamen [now have].. light and dark patches, the coarse-grained aquatint has been added to the middle distance. Much additional aquatinting has been applied to other parts of the plate. The most easily-noticed difference, however, are the changes in the castle between states one and two, and in the sky between states two three." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.15).

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