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        ELEMENTS OF BOTANY: OR OUTLINES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF VEGETABLES

      London, 1804. 19th-century boards rebacked with paper, original printed label. Covers moderately soiled. Foredge and bottom edge untrimmed. Internally fresh, with occasional minor foxing in text and on plates. A very good copy. First London edition, following the original Philadelphia edition of the previous year. The first basic botany written by an American, it is an important contribution to American natural history. Barton was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; later professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania; and an author with a wide range of interests. An important American botanical work, and the basis for much which followed. This London edition contains occasional notes by the British editor. In our experience it is even rarer than the American edition. This book is notable as one of the few volumes which Lewis and Clark carried across the continent with them in 1804-6. SABIN 3806. PRITZEL 437. NISSEN 83. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 321. MEISEL III, p.363. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM PAUL CRILLON BARTON 6. GREAT FLOWER BOOKS 48.

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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction

      London: William Miller, 1804. First Edition. Full Blindstamped Morocco. Very Good. A classic costume plate book. Folio, 36 by 27 cm. 50 handcolored plates. xxviii, list of plates, then plates alternating with text page, English one side, French the other, all of which is unpaginated. Rubbing along joints, and other scuffs and wear to contemporary morocco. Scattered light soiling. Short closed tear by hinge of frontis. Typical offsetting.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      For John Stockdale, London 1804 - Quarto 8 1/2" X 11" In two volumes. Large paper copy, 11 1/4" (29cm) with wide margins; uncut, 405, 446pp., illustrated with 17 plates including frontispieces and title pages; engraved by Medland. Bound in contemporary pale blue-gray boards backed in beige cloth; paper spine labels printed in black; light scattered foxing to first few leaves, light off-setting from some plates; inner hinges stressed, but strong. In all, a very good set, in superb condition, of the scarce large paper (1804) edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Memorie storiche della Repubblica di San Marino.

      Milano, Tipogr. Francesco Sonzogno di Gio. Battista, 1804 anno III, - in-4, pp. 264, LXXVI, (mancano 2 ff. in fine), legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde e angoli, tassello con titolo i oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Edizione originale di questa opera storica composta dal Melchiorre Delfico, filosofo e uomo politico abruzzese (1744-1835), durante il suo esilio a San Marino. Si tratta di un raro e approfondito studio sulla corografia e la storia di San Marino, dalle origini, alle prime attestazioni documentarie dell'XI secolo, fino all'analisi della forma di governo del primo ottocento. Fresco esemplare a grandi margini; in fine aggiunti 4 ff. di iscrizioni realizzate a Rimini, fatte stampare per il Papa da Luigi Belmonti a Rimini da Marsoner e Grandi nel 1814. Lozzi 4728. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie Storiche Della Repubblica Di San Marino

      Dalla Tipografia Sonzogno, Milano 1804 - 4to, half leather, with gilt spine and label, pp. 264- LXXVIII, (2). First edition. Light water staining affecting first pages, light foxing, but good copy. In 4to, mezza pelle coeva, dorso dorato, e tassello, pp. 264-LXXIII, (2). Prima edizione di questa celebre opera. Esemplare con lievi gore e bruniture, ma molto buono, ad ampi margini. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        Travels in China, containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-min- yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey Through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is attempted to appreciate the Rank that this Extraordinary Empire may be Considered to Hold in the Scale of Civilized Nations.

      London. Printed by A. Strahan. for T. Cadell. 1804. - 4to, 26.2cm, The First Edition, ix,[3],632p., (inc. errata), index, with 8 engraved plates: colour front portrait (Van-ta-gin); colour plate (2 views); colour plate (portraits of a Chinese & Hottentot); colour plate (view Imperial Park); 3 engraved plates (2 double page; Artillery, Musical Instruments & Arch bridge); colour plates (2 images, Chinese Village & Mandaria’s Dwelling, text and character illustrations. The five hand-coloured aquatints are after William Alexander ~ bound in contemporary full tan calf rebacked, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt border and centre panel decorations, crushed crimson morocco label, original diced calf boards, bookplate, some occasional foxing noticeable on the un-coloured plates, board edges have some heavy wear but a very good attractive copy of a desirable book. (cgc) Abbey Travel 531, Tooley 84, Hill 62. Barrow accompanied Macartney's mission to the court of China in 1792 as his private secretary. The present account of the country is one of the best illustrated English travels on China. The eight plates are from drawings by William Alexander who accompanied the embassy and later published his own work. The strict exclusion of Europeans by the Chinese Emperors had left China very much terra incognita to the western world well into the nineteenth century. Barrow was an excellent observer, and the text contains a number of descriptions of Chinese artefacts and novelties. Among these is a plate of musical instruments, extensive renditions of Chinese melodies into western notation, and a long description, with illustration of the abacus. (Hill). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Paradise lost ; a poem in twelve books. A new edition : with an abridgment of the copious and learned notes collected by Bishop Newton ; together with additions, and a life of the author, by the Rev. John Evans, A. M. In two volumes. Illustrated by engravings. (MED) Paradise regained ; a poem in four books. To which is added Samson Agonistes. A new edition : with an abridgment of the copious and learned notes collected by Bishop Newton. Illustrated by engravings. I-III.

      London. 1804-06. 8vo. Samtidige helskinnbind med ryggforgylling og tittelfelter i svart skinn. Med Miltons graverte portrett som frontispiece i bind I. xxx, 500, (2) ; 218, (2) s. Illustrert med kobberstikk utenom pagineringen.. Ex libris. Et meget pent sett

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        Manuscript Ciphering Book; Mathematics and Surveying

      Draper's Meadow, Wythe-Pulaski County, Virginia, 1804. Quarter Bound. Very Good. Samuel, a member of one of the most prominent and prosperous families of Southwestern Virginia, was the grandson of John Draper Sr, the son of John Draper Jr, and the nephew of Mary Ingles. He prepared this ciphering book after the family had successfully recovered from the infamous Shawnee massacre of the Draper Meadows settlement in which all of the nine men, women, and children who were present (including Samuel's aunt, two cousins, and his father's first wife) were either killed or taken captive. The book, which measures 8" x 12", contains about 280 pages, many with finely drawn proofs and illustrations, covering not just arithmetic and algebra but far more advanced subjects related to surveying including geometry, trigonometry, logarithms, use of the survey chain, approximating heights, computation of areas, and division of lands. Three pages contain draft land indentures between Wythe County and the Drapers, and four manuscript and partially printed land transfers and property tax receipts (one of which references ownership of 16 slaves) are laid in. The half-leather binding is worn but holding together although there are splits between some signatures. It appears that five leaves may have been removed, and two leaves appear to have been tipped back into place.

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        Travels in China, containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-min- yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey Through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is

      London. Printed by A. Strahan. for T. Cadell. 1804. 4to, 26.2cm, The First Edition, ix,[3],632p., (inc. errata), index, with 8 engraved plates: colour front portrait (Van-ta-gin); colour plate (2 views); colour plate (portraits of a Chinese & Hottentot); colour plate (view Imperial Park); 3 engraved plates (2 double page; Artillery, Musical Instruments & Arch bridge); colour plates (2 images, Chinese Village & Mandaria’s Dwelling, text and character illustrations. The five hand-coloured aquatints are after William Alexander ~ bound in contemporary full tan calf rebacked, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt border and centre panel decorations, crushed crimson morocco label, original diced calf boards, bookplate, some occasional foxing noticeable on the un-coloured plates, board edges have some heavy wear but a very good attractive copy of a desirable book. (cgc) Abbey Travel 531, Tooley 84, Hill 62. Barrow accompanied Macartney's mission to the court of China in 1792 as his private secretary. The present account of the country is one of the best illustrated English travels on China. The eight plates are from drawings by William Alexander who accompanied the embassy and later published his own work. The strict exclusion of Europeans by the Chinese Emperors had left China very much terra incognita to the western world well into the nineteenth century. Barrow was an excellent observer, and the text contains a number of descriptions of Chinese artefacts and novelties. Among these is a plate of musical instruments, extensive renditions of Chinese melodies into western notation, and a long description, with illustration of the abacus. (Hill).. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Traitè de Fortification Souterraine, suivi de quatre Memoires sur les Mines

      - - gutes Exemplar/First edition in good condition - Gewicht in Gramm: 1325 Chez Levrault, Schoell et Cie, Libraires, Paris, 1804. VII,434 S./1 Bl. mit 20 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, original Halbleder. Rücken mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Quart (Kanten etwas berieben und bestossen/kleines Papierschildchen auf Rücken/Stempel auf Titel) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Charte von Ost Indien diesseits und jenseits des Ganges.

      Weimar 1804 - Incisione in rame, dipinta d'epoca, su due tavole separate, misura complessiva mm. 490x900. Tratta da Algemeiner Hand-Atlas der Ganzen Erde.di Adam Christian Gaspari, opera pubblicata a partire dal 1797, che poi ebbe varie edizioni ampliate nel XIX secolo. Buon esemplare con leggere tracce di umidità ai margini.

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        An act to incorporate the Philadelphia Bank.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by W. W. Woodward 8vo. 21, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1804 The legislature enables the bank to come into existence and prohibits conflicts of interest by barring sitting governors and legislators from serving on the Bank's board of directors. This act of incorporation seems to be as rare as the Bank's Articles. Original light boards covered with marbled paper. Back cover and two leaves gnawed by a rodent, with loss of paper not text.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Philosophische und politische Untersuchung über die Rechtmäßigkeit der Zünfte und Polizeitaxen und ihre Wirkungen auf die bürgerliche Gesellschaft mit besonderer Hinsicht auf Fichte's geschlossenen Handelsstaat.

      München, Scherer, 1804. - XXIV, 152 Seiten, Kalbsledereinband der Zeit, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 17,5 x 10,5 cm, Einbanddeckel etwas beschabt, am Ende zwei handschriftliche Blatt eingebunden, sonst gut.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Golling Lithographie von F. X. Sandmann nach Franz Barbarini aus Neumann "Malerische Ansichten von Oesterreich". Gedr. bei J. Höfelich. Wien, L. T. Neumann 1840 - 1845, 15 x 22 cm

      - Nebehay-W. 451 / Serie VI / 16.- Sehr selten.- Franz Barbarini (* 1804 in Znaim; ? 20. Januar 1873) war ein österreichischer Landschaftsmaler, Stecher und Radierer.- Sehr breitrandiges Blatt, Ränder etw. braunfleckig.

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        The Works of Plato, 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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A List of the names of the provincials who were killed and wounded in the late engagement with his majesty's troops at Concord, April 19, 1775...

      [Boston? : s.n., reprinted July, 1804.] Folio, 14 3/4 x 4 1/2 ins. with good margins. Text within black mourning bars. Broadside matted, two minor flaws not affecting text, generally in very good condition. “The shot heard round the world”. This broadside commemorates the militiamen who were wounded or killed at the first opening hostilities between the British troops and the American revolutionaries. Notably it includes Prince Estabrook (printed “Prince Easterbrooks a Negro man”) who was wounded. “He was honored in 2008 by the city of Lexington, MA with a monument erected in front of Buckman Tavern as being the first black combatant of the American Revolution and for representing the thousands of slaves who fought for their country even though their own freedom was not afforded to their people until almost a hundred years later.” The first printing of this broadside is distinguished by the headpiece being a woodcut skull and crossbones; the reprint has a coffin and urn. It would seem to be a legendary rarity in American history. We can only locate two copies sold in the last 100 years and one or possibly two copies in Institutions (Mass. Hist. Soc. and possibly another at AAS) -- this re-issue in type facsimile (dated by the AAS from the Streeter copy) also seems to be very scarce.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Works of Plato, viz. his fifty-five Dialogues, and twelve Epistles, Translated from the Greek;

      London: printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans,, 1804. 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. 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. Engraved plate of geometrical figures in volume one, errata leaf in volume three. Occasional light spotting and the odd marginal stain, short tear to one leaf in volumes two and five; an excellent set. 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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Stuttgart mit seiner nahen Gegend. Nach der Natur als Panorama im Umrisse und in 12 radirten einzelnen Blättern dargestellt.

      [Stgt Loeflund ] 1804 - 8 S. Mit 1 Panorama vom Kahlenstein, 4 Gesamtansichten, Berg, 3 Ans. Cannstatt, Münster, Gaisburg, Gablenberg, Heslach. Pappband der Zeit Höchst seltenes Album in breitrandiger, fast fleckenfreier Erhaltung. Gewicht (Gramm): 306 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        Calendario manual y Guia de forasteros en Mexico, para el ano de 1804

      [Mexico]: Zuniga y Ontiveros, [1804]. First printing. 12 mo (13 x 7.5 cm), pp [4], 198, [4, index], with 2 folding copper-engraved maps. The maps are "Plano de la Ciudad de Mexico", and "Las cercanias de Mexico." [Medina, Mexico, 9476, citing only one map present, the Ciudad; Palau 381683 calls for both maps.] There is a frontispiece engraving by Manuel Tolsa, presumably of the coat of arms of the current Viceroy, the Conde de Revillagigedo. Contents include a chronology of the viceroys, one of the archbishops of Mexico, an almanac showing phases of the moon and saints' days, a directory of royal and city officials as well as shorter registries for other important cities of the realm, and a list of presidios and their commanders, among which is California. The presidios of San Diego, Monterey, and San Francisco are mentioned, with the number of troops in each. Other statistics are provided as well, e.g. the birth and death rates in the capital drawn from hospital records. The printer Mariano de Zuniga y Ontiveros began his series of almanacs and guides in 1792, carrying on and expanding the efforts of his father, Felipe, who had been publishing almanacs from the 1760's. These early Calendarios are uncommon, as evidenced by their scarcity in world library holdings: one copy is shown for this year, and one copy for 1805. This copy is from the library of a Hans Baehr, with his elegant bookplate on the front pastedown, and a note of his address, in pencil, on the flyleaf. A superb copy; the maps are impeccable; the binding is contemporary full marbled calf with gold fillet' endpapers are the original, marbled; binding is very sound.

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        Procès instruit par la Cour de justice criminelle et spéciale du département de la Seine, séante à Paris, contre Georges, Pichegru et autres, prévenus de conspiration contre la personne du Premier Consul ; recueilli par des sténographes.

      C. F. Patris, Paris 1804 - 8 vol. in-8, I, Acte d'accusation (4)-IV-448-VIII pp., II-III, Pièces justificatives (4)-496-VIII pp., (4)-390-(4)-28-IV pp., IV-VI Débats (4)-478-(2)-VIII pp., (4)-429-(3)-VII pp., (4)-480 pp., VII-VIII. Discours des défenseurs (4)-554-II pp., (4)-611-(1) pp., veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire complet des 35 portraits des prévenus, gravés par Dumontier d'après Gaultier. Cette série se compose des pièces officielles du procès intenté à la suite de l'arrestation de Georges Cadoudal (25 mai - 12 juin 1804), et aux autres prévenus (dont Moreau et Pichegru, retrouvé étranglé dans sa prison), dont le point commun était d'être soupçonnés de conspiration contre la personne du Premier Consul. La procédure eut pour conséquences l'affaire du duc d'Enghien, et 11 condamnations à mort de Chouans (dont Cadoudal). On trouve à l fin du tome V, le rare supplément : Recueil des pièces authentiques relatives au suicide de l'ex-général Pichegru, (2)-28 pp. Très rare complet. Quelques rousseurs. Monglond VI, 540 ; Davois III, 115-116.

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        Sammelband with four anatomical works by Soemmerring.

      Varrentrapp & Wenner, Frankfurt 1804 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Costume of Hindostan

      London: Edward Orme, 1804. Full leather. One volume. Folio. The Costume of Hindostan, elucidated by sixty hand coloured full page engravings; with descriptions in english and french taken in the year 1798 and 1799. Bound in full navy blue straight grain morocco, covers and spine gilt decorations, six compartments between raised banding, gilt titles, all edges gilt, housed in a slipcases, Fine.

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        The British Miscellany: Or Coloured Figures of New, Rare, or Little Known Animal Subjects; Many Not Before Ascertained to be Inhabitants of the British Isles; and Chiefly in the Possession of the Author (Numbers 1-12, with Preface, bound as Single Vol.)

      N/P, London - Nos. 1 of 1804 through 12 of 1806, bound as a single volume, with covers bound in at rear; 76 hand colored plates, of which two are folding; Modern quarter leather, with gilt stamped lettering and decoration and marbled paper over boards; Scattered mostly very light foxing; Scattered offsetting, sometimes on the heavy side; Collated and complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Lehrbuch der praktischen Blitzableitungskunst nebst den Angaben der neuesten Naturforscher die Elektrizität der Atmosphäre zu erforschen als Fortsetzung der theoretischen Blitzableitungslehre.

      Nürnberg, Schneider und Weigel, 1804 - XXXII, 446 S., 1 Bl. (Verberrungen). 16 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe dieser frühen Abhandlung zu den Blitzableitern verfasst von Johann Konrad Gütle, der 1788 den ersten Blitzableiter in Nürnberg montiert hatte. - Johann Konrad (auch Conrad) Gütle (1747 - 1827)"war ein Tausendsassa, der die verschiedensten Professionen wahrgenommen hat. Gelernt hat er als Buchbinder und Futteralmacher und sich im Laufe der Zeit autodidaktisch Kenntnisse in Physik und Mathematik angeeignet. Etwa ab 1780 war er als reisender Experimentator (Schausteller) unterwegs, wobei er auch schon Elektrisiermaschinen und Zubehör verkaufte und reparierte und nebenbei Kranke durch Elektrisieren heilte. In Heilbronn schalt man ihn deshalb als Betrüger. In Regensburg nennt ihn die ortsansässige Zeitung einen „hochfürstlich-ansbachischen Mechanicus." (Als ein Mechanicus galt damals nur ein sehr geschickter Handwerker, der die verschiedensten Materialien bearbeiten konnte und auch als Tüftler sehr erfinderisch sein musste. Christoph Gottlieb Murr zählt in seiner Beschreibung der Reichstadt Nürnberg von 1802 unter der Rubrik „Jetzt lebende Künstler in Nürnberg" neben den Musikern, Malern, Kupferstechern und Bildhauern auch die „Mechaniker und physikalischen Künstler" auf, zu denen er den seit 1788 in Nürnberg lebenden Gütle rechnet.) Bekannt ist Gütle vor allem als Produzent von Elektrisiermaschinen, als Trommler für den Blitzschutz und als Privatlehrer für Naturwissenschaften. In nicht wenigen Orten Frankens (auch in Nürnberg) hat er die ersten Blitzableiter eingerichtet und genoss dabei einen hervorragenden Ruf. In die internationale Literatur eingegangen ist er mit einer „elektrischen Lampe", bei der mit Hilfe eines Elektrophors eine Gaslampe gezündet worden ist. Geschrieben hat er auch sehr viel, alleine die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek hat in ihrem Bestand 24 verschiedene Titel von ihm. Von Nürnberg aus betrieb er einen regen Versandhandel und stellte als ein „in der Chemie Beflissener" zudem Reinigungs-, Schönheits- und Haarwuchsmittel her. Sogar der Dichter Jean Paul erwähnt in seinem Werk ein Haarfärbemittel von Gütle, mit dem seine weißen Haare wieder schwarz geworden sein sollen" (Siegfrid Kett: Er brachte den Blitzableiter nach Nürnberg: Johann Conrad Gütle - Mechanicus, Schausteller, Elektrisierer und Wunderheiler, Physiker, Chemiker, Lehrer, Buchautor und Versandhändler. In: Mitteilungen des Vereins für Geschichte der Stadt Nürnberg 96 (2009), S. 177 ff). - Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, teils etw. fleckig oder leicht wasserrandig. Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Gr.-8°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (etw. berieben, gering bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Letten in Kurland oder Vertheidigung meines Vaterlandes gegen die Angriffe von G. Merkel in dessen Letten. Kurlands Edlen gewidmet.

      - Leipzig, J. B. Hirschfeld 1804. 8vo. X,+ 276,+ (2) pp. Foxing and some minor spotting. Contemporary paper boards, spine with red labels. With the library stamp of Heindsker on the title leaf and of Bibliothek Normhusen [Nurmhusen] on front fly-leaf. Winkelmann 4017. A reply to Garlieb Merkel?s important ?Die Letten vorzüglich in Liefland am Ende des philosophischen Jahrhunderts?, that was published in 1796 and again in 1800. In the book Merkel described the miserable life of the latvian peasantry and the atrocities of the Baltic German landowners. It caused a great scandal among the aristocray in Livonia, and Merkel had to flee to Germany, where his book had gained a considerable popularity. Georg Friedrich von Fircks (1780-1843) was a native of Curland and his book is in particular a defence of the nobility in Curland against the attack of Merkel. The castle of Nurmhusen (Nurmui a), built in the beginning of the 17th century, is one of the last castles built by the Teutonic Orden in Lettland and the home of family von Fircks! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed. [bound with] General Indexes to the Plants Contained in the First Twenty Volumes of the Botanical Magazine.

      Printed By Stephen Couchman, London 1804 - Contains plates 740 through 786, collated and complete with text; All plates are hand colored, and number 770 is folding; Bound with index of the first twenty volumes, which was published in 1805; Original boards are rubbed and worn at corners; Later leather rebacking is rather crude, though volume remains tight; Occasional light foxing and/or offsetting, though overall contents are intact, and generally very clean; Coloring on plates remains bright and very lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modo de hacer la operacion cesarea despues de muerta la madre.

      Madrid, n.pr., 1804. - Folio (29.5 x 20.5 cm.), unbound. Marginal wormhole in upper margin (1.5 cm.), not affecting text; pinpoint wormhole in text, touching 1-2 letters per page. In very good condition. Date at end (13 April) supplied in manuscript, with a rubric. (2 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION[?] of these brief instructions for performing a caesarean section to save a baby after the mother has died, including how to tell whether the woman is dead, what instruments are necessary ("un bisturí cortante por la convexîdad, y otro que termine en boton, y en su defecto una navaja ó cortaplumas son los únicos instrumentos que se necesitan" - a scalpel, or failing that a razor or a penknife), and how to make the incisions. Baptism is to be done even before the umbilical cord is tied off. A few possible complications are mentioned, but generally the instructions are simple and straightforward, so that laymen can perform them if no surgeon is available.The instructions were issued on October, 25, 1803, by the Real Colegio de San Carlos in Madrid, the school of surgery and medicine established in 1780 by D. Carlos III. (It eventually became the school of medicine at the University of Madrid.) We are aware only of this edition of 1804, probably printed in Madrid, and one of 1805 with certifications from Buenos Aires (a quarto with 7 pp.), of which a copy exists in the National Library of Medicine.According to Aristides A. Moll in Aesculapius in Latin America (pp. 163-4), the earliest caesarean sections in the New World were performed in Mexico in 1779 and 1795, both post-mortem; the earliest performed on a live woman dates to 1820 in Venezuela. Moll also notes that in Mexico, Viceroy Bucareli and Archbishop Núñez de Haro urged caesarean sections as a religious duty, to be performed - if necessary by laymen - on any pregnant woman who died: hence the emphasis on immediate baptism. Moll also mentions what is presumably the decree printed here: "A Spanish royal decree of 1804 prescribed when the section should be performed, the measures to be taken to ascertain whether the patient was dead, and authorized even laymen, if no physician was at hand, to operate."*** Not in Palau. Aristides A. Moll, Aesculapius in Latin America, pp. 163-4. Not in Garrison & Morton (1991). Not located in Copac, which has a work of the same title printed in Buenos Aires, [1805]. Not located in Wellcome Library online catalogue, which also lists the Buenos Aires, 1805 work. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Panthéon musical. Lithographie v. C. J. Travies. Paris lithographiert v. Rigo & Cie für das Bureau Central de Musique, 1843. Darstellungsgr.: ca. 45 x 75 cm; (Blattgr.: 61 x 90 cm !).

      - Sehr Selten.- Karikaturen der wichtigsten Komponisten der 1840er Jahre d. 19. Jhdt. vereint auf einem großen Blatt von Charles Joseph Travies de Villers (1804-1859).- Dargestellt sind Meyerbeer, F. Halévy, Niedermeyer, Th. Labarre, Carafa, A. Boieldieu, Berlioz, Grisar, A. Adam, Donizetti, Auber, Clapisson, Montfort, Thomas, Spontini, Balfe und Rossini, der sich in seinem Erfolg sonnt und "Harmonie" an die "Petits Compositeurs" ausschüttet. Unterhalb der Darstellung Bezeichnung der Komponisten mit kurzer Erklärung.- Etw. fleckig und angestaubt, leichte Knickspuren, kleiner Einriß unten.# Famous and rare lithograph caricatures of the principal composers in the 1840.- Meyerbeer, F. Halévy, Niedermeyer, Th. Labarre, Carafa, A. Boieldieu, Berlioz, Grisar, A. Adam, Donizetti, Auber, Clapisson, Montfort, Thomas, Spontini, Balfe and Rossini.- Light foxing and dusty, small edge tear.

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        Charte von West Indien Nach Edwards, De la Rochette, und den neuesten Astronomischen Beobachtungen entworfen von F. L. Güssefeld. Weimar Im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts 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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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. "Friedrich IIte in der Schlacht bei Kunersdorf. Frédéric II à la bataille de Kunersdorf". Friedrich zu Pferde, neben ihm Rittmeister v. Prittwitz, in der Schlacht von Kunersdorf beim Rückzug, i. Hgr. kämpfende Truppen,.

      - Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. L. Wolf, 1804, 49 x 61 Fachgerecht restauriert.

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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. - 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. 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.

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        Bemerkungen auf einer Reise von der türkischen Gränze über die Bukowina durch Ost- und Westgalizien, Schlesien und Mähren nach Wien.

      Wien, Pichler, 1804. - 8°. Gestochenes Frontispiz, VI, 307 SS., 3 Bll., 1 gestochene Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Deckeln Wurzbach 26, 284; vgl. Engelmann 732. Seltene erste Ausgabe der Beschreibung einer Reise durch wenig besuchte Gegenden Osteuropas. Der Autor Rohrer (1769-1828) war seit 1800 Polizeikommissar in Lemberg und betont hier in der Vorrede, dass er all die besch - Schönes Exemplar, kaum gebräunt, nur wenig stockig, meist sauber, vorne kleines privates Etikett. Hübscher Einband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        VOYAGE A L'OUEST DES MONTS ALLÉGHANYS, DANS LES ÉTATS DE L'OHIO, DU KENTUCKY ET DU TENNESSÉE, ET RETOUR A CHARLESTON PAR LES HAUTES-CAROLINES...

      Paris, 1804. Half title. Contemporary half speckled calf and salmon boards, spine gilt, green leather labels. Some minor flecking to spine, but still bright and nice. A very good, fresh copy. "...The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East...he gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky" - Thomson. A classic travel narrative by one of the great early naturalists in America, later famous for his work on trees. With a handsome folding engraved map of the United States. HOWES M579. HUBACH, p.38. MEISEL III:365. SABIN 48703. THOMSON 822. MONAGHAN 1063. CLARK II:106. STREETER SALE 830.

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        Pars I.ma [Prima] Philosophiae.

      1804. 1804 - 8° (19 x 13.2 cm). 142 SS. (Text; Rest von ca. 70 Bll. blanko). Kart. d.Zt. (marmoriert in Sepiatönen) mit hs. Rückenschild, alls. rot gesprenkelter Schnitt. Schöne und sorgfältige (nicht-deutsche) Kurrentschrift in dunkelbrauner Tinte auf handliniertem (Bleistift) Büttenpapier (Wasserzeichen; in den Ecken Einstichlöcher für Satzspiegelmarkierung). Bemerkenswert sauberes und gutes, kaum gebrauchtes Exemplar. Wohl Mitschriften nach Diktat zu einer philosophischen Einführungsvorlesung in lateinischer Sprache. Der Provenienz nach aus einer der höheren Schulen der Zentral- und Innerschweiz (Einsiedeln, Engelberg, Sarnen, Schwyz). ? ?Cognitio historica est nuda rei notitia, cognitio philosophica est notitia rationis, cur res sit, aut esse possit. [.] Philosophia dividitur in Theoreticam, quod versatur circa cognoscenda, et Practicam, quod versatur circa agenda: Illa constat, Logica, Methaphisica, Physica, hoc Ethica et Politica.? (p. 1). Seite 142 schliesst mit ?Finis. Coronat. Opus / 1804. C. F.? ? Das Wappen-Wasserzeichen des Büttenpapiers ist nicht näher bestimmbar: mehrpassiger Schild (ev. bekrönt) mit zentraler Lilie. Sprache: la [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VIEWS OF 18TH CENTURY CHINA: Costumes, History, Customs.

      [Paris 1804]. 3/4 Red leather, raised bands, split to spine,. mended, 67 hand-colored litho plates, folio, 27 x 37 cm.,. co-author George Mason, no title page or text, just the fine. plates, French captions, usual rubbing to spine,corners.RARE. A major collection of the earliest & best color illustrat- ions of China during from the early 1800's. Nicely done, it shows various Mandarins, tradesmen, royalty & all phases of Chinese society, fashion & costume, architecture. A true & accurate guide to what Chinese society looked like and what they did around 1800. Printed lithographic plates finely hand-colored, large size work. Covering all phases & aspects of Chinese life, culture & activities. Includes some punish- ments as well. A highly collectable work. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Memorie over den tegenwoordigen Staat van den Handel en de Culture in de Oost-Indischen Bezittingen van den Staat.:

      Amsterdam 1804 - A rare and important discourse on the state of trade and economy in the Dutch East Indies at the end of the eighteenth century in which the author distinguishes contract trade with native Princes, trade with the free countries of Japan, China and the Philippines, and trade in coffee and sugar "grown on our own soil". Rice, coffee, pepper and sugar cultures and their significance for the Dutch economy are described in detail in the course of the author's argument in favour of free trade. This scarce publication was never formally offered for sale, and has printed on the title page "Dit stuk is niet te koop". The author later became Chief Minister to William I. A very good copy in the original paper wrappers, slightly frayed at head and tail of spine. Text in Dutch.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Lyrische Anthologie: oder Auswahl der besten lyrischen Gedichte der Deutschen von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten (20 Teile KOMPLETT in 10 Bänden)

      Orell Füßli & Co.; 1804 ff.. Orig.Erstausgabe; je Teil ca. 250 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 20 Teile in10 Bänden; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        The British Classics: The Tatler; The Spectator; The Guardian; The Rambler; The Adventurer; The Idler. 23 of 24 Volumes

      John Sharpe, Printed By C. Whittingham [Chiswick Press], London 1804 - Handsomely bound set of British Classics published 1804-10. Includes The Tatler (4 vol); The Spectator (8 vol); The Guardian (2 vol); The Rambler [4 vol); The Adventurer (3 of 4 vol); The Idler (2 vol), all bound in 19th century polished red textured leather over blue marbled boards, raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, top edges gilt, 6.5" tall, frontis and engraved title in each volume plus additional engraved plates. Volume 19, which is the first volume of The Adventurer, is absent, and the front cover of volume 3 (third volume of Tatler) is detached but present. Otherwise quite good with some expected edgewear and rubbing including some wearthrough at the corners and lower edge, some uneven age-toning to the leather, text blocks mainly firm but one or two volumes sound but a little less tight, pages a bit age-toned with occasional foxing, especially to preliminaries and plates, old ink spot to upper corner of first four leaves of volume 22, no names or other markings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. During the middle of the fourth century, before the Christian æra.... The first American edition.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co. 8vo signed in 4s (22 cm, 8.625"). Vol. I: xviii, 419, [1 (blank)] pp.; fold. map; II: [1] f., iii, [1 (blank)], 403, [1 (blank)] pp.; III: vii, [1 (blank)], 463, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title); IV: vii, [1 (blank)], 496 pp. (lacking half-title).. 1804 Translated from the French by William Beaumont for the original English printing. Really a textbook on the daily life and culture of ancient Greece, primarily centered around Athens, this lengthy work is "so written, that the reader may frequently be induced to imagine he is perusing a work of mere amusement, invention, and fancy" (p. iii). Footnotes citing a multitude of classical sources back up Barthelemy's imagined journey, which is illustrated with an attractive engraved map by du Bocage. Recently rebound in period-style tan cloth over light blue paper sides, spines with paper labels. Contemporary ownership inscription to front fly-leaf in each volume. Map with light offsetting and short tear just starting along one fold. First 20 leaves of vol. II waterstained and last 10 foxed; otherwise only scattered incidences of spotting in all volumes, pages generally clean. => A nice-looking set, and still — as it always was! — a work offering a pleasant way to absorb ancient history.

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        Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases

      1804 - HAMILTON, William. Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton; with Engraved Borders Drawn and Engraved by the late Mr. Kirk. London: William Miller, 1804. Quarto, 20th-century three-quarter calf, raised bands, original leather label, marbled boards and edges. $2800.First edition, with 62 fine engravings of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases, with accompanying text describing illustrations as well as characters portrayed.Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), "one of the first Englishmen who collected and appreciated Greek vases," sold his collection of vases to the British Museum in 1772 "form[ing] the groundwork of the present department of Greek and Roman Antiquities" (DNB VIII: 1108-09). Hamilton resumed collecting in 1787 after having renounced it in 1772. His first collection is described in D'Hancarville's Antiquites etrusques, grecques et romains, 1766-7; the second collection is presented in W. Tischbein's Collection of Engravings from Greek Vases, 1791. The Outlines brings together selections from the two previously published works. Illustrations of Hamilton's vases influenced the works of Josiah Wedgwood. Lowndes II: 989. Contemporary owner signatures and inscriptions on half title and title page.Text and plates clean and bright. A beautiful production. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Edinburgh: Arch. Constable & Co., 1804. 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.> First edition. Goldsmiths 18801. Kress B.4816. Einaudi 3628. Hollander 2398. Amex 288. Mattioli 2194. Sraffa 3233. An important commentary on Smith's Wealth of Nations>. 'Specifically, Lauderdale asserts that: (1) the maximisation of private riches does not lead to maximum public wealth and welfare; (2) labour is not the cause of value or an adequate measure of new value; (3) division of labour is not a major factor in economic growth; (4) parsimony and saving are frequently a public detriment as they may lead to over- investment and a capital glut; and (5) government tax revenues applied to rapid debt reduction will reduce aggregate consumption, deflate profits and capital values, and result in economic distress.' (New Palgrave> 3, p.137). 'To Lauderdale belongs the credit of having been the first to put forward a connected theory on the nature of profit, in the form of a theory, and not of scattered observations. Lauderdale's importance in the history of economics lies not in his conclusions but in the fact that he was the first in England to consider systematically the fundamental conceptions on which the science is based. In this respect alone he is in advance of Adam Smith.' (Palgrave (1926)> II, p.574).

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        The Life of George Washington

      Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1804-07. First editions. 6 volumes, including the atlas, which contains 10 maps. Octavo, bound in full contemporary sheepskin, green and red spine labels. Atlas in the original boards with orange printed cover label. In very good condition with minor edge wear. The scarce quarto atlas contains its own title and a 22-page list of subscribers (Adams, Jefferson, and Madison are all listed). John Marshall's description of the life, character, and achievements of the "Father of America" is unparalleled by any other author. As a contemporary and peer of Washington, he has a unique and intimate perspective on the man that no other historian can claim. If you want a first hand description of this history changing figure, than John Marshall's work is essential. The work "is political history as well as biography... the only comprehensive account by a great statesman of the full founding of the United States-- of the founding of an independent people as well as of its government... There is no other concentrated history of the essentials by such an authority on American institutions" (Robert K. Faulkner).

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