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      Guadeloupe. [1804].. 4pp. Quarto. Single folded sheet. Minor foxing and soiling. Untrimmed. Very good. Rare document describing the arrival and greeting of Jean Augustin Ernouf to the island of Guadeloupe. Ernouf was appointed captain- general of Saint Dominigue and Guadeloupe in 1804, replacing Jean-Baptiste Raymond Lacrosse, who had held the office for two years. Ernouf was sent to restore order and production to the colonies after the disastrous slave rebellion, which he successfully accomplished within the first year of his appointment. This interesting document describes his arrival by frigate and the conversation which ensued between Ernouf and Colonial Prefect Daniel Lescallier. A rare imprint, apparently unrecorded.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Description of the Plates, Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in Their Ordinary Costume;

      [1804]. first edition. ?"London Cries?"Thirty-One Fine Hand-Colored Etched Plates[CRAIG, William Marshall, illustrator]. Description of the Plates, Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in Their Ordinary Costume; With Notices of the Remarkable Places Given in the Background. [London: Published… by Richard Phillips, 1804].First edition, first issue, with the plates having gray wash borders. Quarto (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 263 x 207 mm.). Thirty-one hand colored etched plates (dated April 25, 1804 and July 7, 1804) by Edwards and W.S. Newton after Craig and [31] leaves of descriptive text (including the title, which has text on the verso). Outer margin of plate #1 slightly short (1/4 inch). Some very slight marginal soiling and offsetting from plates to text, text leaf to plate 8 with neatly repaired short marginal tear. Plates watermarked 1801 and 1804, text watermarked 1803 and 1804.Bound by Riviére & Son (stamp signed on verso of front free endpaper) ca. 1920 in full dark blue morocco. Covers with seven gilt ruled panels, spine with five raised bands, decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Joints slightly cracked but quite sound. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. An excellent copy.Provenance: purchased from Woodin, 7 January 1942. The plates: Baking or Boiling Apples; Band Boxes; Baskets!; Bellows to Mend; Brick Dust; Buy a Bill of the Play; Cat's & Dog's Meat; Dust o!; Chairs to Mend; Cherries; Door Mats; Green Hasteds!; Hair Brooms; Hotloaves; Hot Spiced Gingerbread; Knives to Grind; Lavender; Mackerel; Matches; Milk Below!; New Potatoes; Old Clothes; A Poor Sweep, Sir!; Rabbits; Rhubarb!; Sand O!; A Showman; Slippers; Sweep Soot O; Strawberries; Water Cresses.Issued as a supplement to Richard Phillips Modern London: being the Present State of the British Metropolis (London, 1804). ?"Craig?'s (c. 1765-c. 1818) Itinerant Traders… takes as its purpose the promotion of London as a city of beauty and order by reason of its monuments and noble buildings, which derive scale and human purpose from a brood of picturesque outcasts. It unites topography with portraiture in pointillist designs explicated by two essays per image… Craig?'s designs reverse the normal priority of foregrounds over backgrounds; its figures, posed and decorous, are pretexts for their settings; historic London buildings rendered in the factual manner of architectural drafting…The advantage setting enjoys over character is still clearer in the book?'s commentaries, which, matching the two-fold division of Craig?'s images, address background and figures in two blocks of prose using two type fonts?" (Sean Shesgreen, Images of the Outcast: The Urban Poor in the Cries of London, pp. 157-158).Abbey, Life, 271; Adams, London Illustrated, 89; Hiler, p. 232; Tooley 370.

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      New York, 1804. Map. Modern three quarter gilt morocco and cloth. Title- leaf has some marginal restorations, not affecting text, else a very nice copy, untrimmed. An interesting and very scarce promotional for the Pulteney Estate in western New York, issued by the promoters of the region, the English Associates. The first edition, which is quite rare, appeared in 1798, with a subsequent printing appearing in 1799. Howes records three printings in 1804, of which this is the only printing containing a map. Vail, in his article, "A Western New York Land Prospectus" in BOOKMAN'S HOLIDAY, analyzes the various printings and calls this the fourth, suggesting that it is much more uncommon than the third because of a decline in the company's activities. As well, these guidebooks were utilized by the prospective settlers, and often discarded after they arrived at their new homes.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d\'histoire naturelle rédigé par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs Sociétés savantes.

      Paris F. Dufart 1804 An XII-XIII (= 1804 / 1805), 14 Bde. (von 14) mit 112 (von 112) gestochenen Tafeln. In dieser Vollständigkeit selten. Halbledereinbd. d. Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und dekorativem Buntpapier, rundum Marmorbuchschnitt. - Gelenke an den oberen Kanten teilweise mit geringen Altersspuren, Papier mitunter etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt von außerordentlich guter Erhaltung Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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      London, 1804. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, leather label. Minor foxing. Several unobtrusive ex-lib. stamps on final two leaves and verso of titlepage. Very good. The rare first British edition, after the first American of the previous year. One of the most important documents of the post-Louisiana Purchase period. Based on material assembled by Thomas Jefferson, this publication provided basic knowledge of Louisiana to a country hungry to hear about it. It was the first real account of the vast new western territory to become available to the American people, and as such, the magnitude of its importance is obvious. It provides details of geography, inhabitants, Indians, laws, agriculture, and navigation.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Pokeach Iwrim. Beleuchtung einiger mystischen Allegorien und Hieroglyphen, in nächster Beziehung auf den durch Bohemanns Mißbrauch und die Bekanntmachung seiner Urkunden merkwürdig gewordenen Orden der Asiatischen Brüder. In Briefen an einen Freund in America.

      Stade, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1804. - 319 S. Pappband d. Zt. Kloß 1962; Lenning II, 482; Wolfstieg 42988; Caillet 11070. - Erste Ausgabe. - Richtet sich gegen den 1780 in Österreich entstandenen, den Rosenkreuzern verwandten Orden der "Asiatischen Brüder". - Gering berieben. Titel mit altem Logenstempel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Spinalba oder Offenbarungen aus dem Rosenkreuzerorden. Aus dem Französischen, bearbeitet und abgekürzt von Friedrich von Oertel. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Beygang, 1804. - 8°, circa 16,3 x 11 cm. 294, 342 SS. Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenfileten und zwei Rückenschildern Wolfstieg 41623. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des mystischen Romans um die Geheimgesellschaft der Rosenkreuzer, der französisch zuerst um Vorjahr 1803 erschien. Jean-Joseph Regnault-Warin (1773-1844) veröffentlichte auch über die Carbonari und feierte seinen grössten Erfolg mit dem Roman "Cimetière de la Madeleine", in dem er die These aufstellt, der Dauphin habe heimlich überlebt. - Alter Bseitzvermerk und Titel mit alten Stempeln einer Freimaurer-Loge, etwas fleckig und berieben, dennoch recht dekorativer Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Collection complette des Quatuors d’Haydn Dediée au Premier Consul Bonaparte. Gravée par Richomme.

      A Paris, Chez Pleyel, Auteur et Editeur de Musique. Rue neuve des Petits Champs No. 728 entre les Rues de la Loi et Helvétius (1801 – 1804). Vier Stimmensätze in 8 Bänden. - Folio. (4) Bll., S. 2 -222, 223 – 381; (2) Bll., S. 1 – 184, 185 – 323; (2) Bll., S. 2 – 127, (1) S. (weiß), S. 129 – 283; (2) Bll., S. 2 – 123, (1) S. (weiß), S. 125 – 271. Mit lithogr. Subskribentenliste, gestochenem Portrait des Komponisten, 4 Titelblättern, einem thematischen und 3 Inhaltsverzeichnissen für die jeweiligen Stimmen, alle gestochen. Gestochener Notentext (variierende Plattennummern [s. Hob.]). Halbleinen aus der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (Ecken und Kanten bestoßen) mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und dem Namen des Auftraggebers der Einbände, E[mil] Ladenburg. Vollständige erste Ausgabe der Pleyelschen Sammlung (= 80 Quartette), ergänzt durch zwei (von 3) weiteren Quartetten aus der zweiten Ausgabe. Provenienz: 1. Die Einbände tragen den Namen des Bankiers Emil Ladenburg (1822 – 1902), des Mitinhabers des gleichnamigen Bankhauses, aus dem später die Deutsche Bank hervorging. Sein großes Interesse an der Musik wird u.a. dadurch bezeugt, dass Joseph Joachim und Clara Schumann zum engen Freundeskreis der Familie gehörten (nach Wikipedia). 2. In allen Bänden findet sich das Exlibris von Ladenburgs Schwiegersohn, Wilhelm Merton (1848 bis 1916); er gründete die Metallgesellschaft und stieg zu einem der führenden Unternehmer des wilhelminischen Deutschland auf, der sich auch als Sozialpolitiker einen Namen machte. Er zählt zu den Gründervätern der Frankfurter Universität (s., deren „Wilhelm-Merton-Zentrum für europäische Integration und internationale Wirtschaftsordnung" nach ihm benannt ist (nach Ratz, Ursula, „Merton, Wilhelm", in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 17 (1994), S. 184-187 [Onlinefassung]; s.a. Internetauftritt der Universität Frankfurt. Vorstücke und Titel in Bd. 1 verbunden und mit breiten Papierstreifen verstärkt (ohne Text- / Bildberührung), ebenso Titel und Inhaltsverzeichnis der Vl.2, Viola und Violoncello-Stimmen. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etwas braunfleckig; thematisches Verzeichnis Bd. 1 mit Rotstift-Markierungen, verschiedentlich Eintragungen in Blei. RISM H3353/HH3353; Hob. III, Coll. Qu. 5a1 und a2; Slg. Hoboken VII, 715-731, 749; Hirsch 273. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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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 Country, and First President of the United States (6 Volumes, includes Atlas volume)

      Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1804-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 6 volumes. Octavos. First printing of text volumes. Includes rare Atlas Volume, second issue without list of subscribers. Bound in mid-19th century 3/4 brown moroccon leather. Gilt spines. 5 raised bands. Marbled boards. Marbled endpages Frontispiece portrait of Washington. Good bindings and covers. Wear to extremities, some chipping to joints. Scattered light to moderate foxing throughout. Bookplate of Alfred Sutro. Ex-library markings of the Hasting Law College Library to title pages and endpages. Atlas volume has 10 partly hand-colored double page maps. HOWES M- 317. Sabin 44788. Larned 1561. Maps in atlas volume: 1) Boston with its Environs; 2) A Plan of New York Islands, part of Long Island &c. shewing the Position of the American and British Armies…August 27th 1776; 3) A Plan of the Country from Frog's Point to Croton River shewing the Positions of the American and British Armies…on the White Plains on the 28th; 4) A Plan of the Northern Part of New Jersey, shewing the Positions of the American and British armies after crossing the North River in 1776; 5) A Map of the Country from Raritan River in East Jersey to Elk Head in Maryland…; 6) A Map of those parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Georgia which were the scenes of the most important Operations of the Southern Armies; 7) A Map of part of Rhode Island Shewing the Positions of the American and British Armies at the Siege of Newport…29th August 1778; 8) A Map of the Country which was the scene of operations of the Northern Army; including the Wilderness through which General Arnold marched to attack Quebec; 9) Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia; and 10) Plan of the Siege of Charleston in S. Carolina. Sutro was a San Francisco attorney (he attended Hasting Law College, the stamps of which are present on the titles). Sutro was a noted bibliophile and President of the Book Club of California. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The costume of Great Britain. London, Howlett and Brimmer für W. Miller, 1804 (1805). 1 w. Bl., Tit., III S., 60 Text-Bll. m. Tafelbeschreibungen. Mit altkolor. gestoch. Titelvign. u. 60 altkolor. Aquatinta-Taf. Fol. Schöner, reich goldgepr. dunkelblauer Maroquin d. Zt. u. Goldschnitt (Ecken minimal bestoßen).

       1804 Lipperheide GCa18; Colas 2448; Tooley 388.- Erste Ausgabe.- Schöne englische Berufsdarstellungen, Volkstypen und Volksbelustigungen wie Feuerwehrmann, Laternenanzünder, Richter, Rechtsanwalt, Schausteller, Bierbrauer, Fischer, Ausrufer, Stadtrat, General sowie Szenen vom Jahrmarkt, Lotterieveranstaltung, Hinrichtung, Schiffsuntergang u.a.- Die Tafeln mit Hintergrundkolorierung wie oft mit leichtem Abklatsch auf die gegenüberliegende Textseite.- Tafel 24 mit 3 kleinen restaurierten Randeinrissen.- Gestochenes Exlibris auf Spiegel.- Die Tafeln meist datiert mit \'Jan. 1805\'. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Handwörterbuch der Seelenmahlerey zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauch besonders für Zeichner, Mahler und Liebhaber charackteristischer und allegorischer Darstellung.

      Wien, Carl Haas, o. J. (um 1804). 8°. Mit gest. illustr. Titel u. 52 „in Kupfer gestochenen Köpfen die vorzüglichsten Gemüthsbewegungen und Leidenschaften betreffend“ auf 13 Kupfertafeln. VI, 370 S. - Angeb. - Ders. Die Leidenschaften nach le Brun in Umrissen. Wien-Prag, Franz Haas, o. J. (um 1800). Mit gest. Titel u. 21 Kupfertafeln. Etw. späterer HLdr.-Bd. a. 5 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Enth. nach der Beschreibung der auf den Kupfertafeln gezeigten Charaktere eine „Erklärung der Kunstwörter und Begriffe, welche auf Seelenmahlerey Bezug haben“ (von „Abgeschmack“ bis „Zierrath“). - Einband etw. berieben u. tlw. leicht bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Tlw. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Fromm IV, 14617 (kennt nur eine Ausgabe Leipzig, 1802). Versand D: 12,00 EUR LeBrun, Handwörterbuch der Seelenmahlerey zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauch besonders für Zeichner, Mahler und Liebhaber charackteristischer und allegorischer Darstellung, Physiognomie, Charakterkunde

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Handwörterbuch der jüdisch-deutschen Sprache, nebst Erläuterungen jüdischer Sitten, Gebräuche, Kleidungen, Fast- und Festtage, Monate, Zählungsart u. dergl.

      Leipzig, Schwickert 1804. - VIII, 158 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Deckeltitel. Vater, Litteratur Der Grammatiken 193; Fürst III, 486. - Bekanntes und relativ frühes Lexikon des Jiddischen; Vollbeding beschreibt eher verächtlich das Jiddische vulgäre Version des Hebräischen, der antisemitische Ton zieht sich durch das Werk. - Berieben, Titel gestempelt. Tls etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Charte von Ungarn, Siebenbürgen u.s.f. Nach den bewährtesten, Hülfsmitteln neu entworfen und gezeichnet von F. Götze. Weimar Im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts 1804.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. F. Götze b. Geographisches Institut in Weimar, dat. 1804, 43 x 60,5 Szántai, Atlas Hungaricus 1528-1850, Goetze 1 b. - Zeigt Ungarn und Siebenbürgen. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Am rechten Rand Erklärungen u.a. mit der "Militair-Gräntze im Grosfürst. Siebenbürgen"; darunter Meilenzeiger. - Oben links Zeichenerklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        PLAN OF THE TOWN AND HARBOR OF ST. JUAN IN PORTO RICO [manuscript caption title]

      [Np, but probably San Juan, 1804. Executed in an exacting hand. Contemporary reds, greens, blues, and browns remain bright and clean. Fine. An attractive Puerto Rican view which shows the town of San Juan, its harbor, sandbanks, islands, and fortresses. The plan is marked by a compass rose and rhumb lines. These defenses at San Juan guarded Spanish colonial positions against incursions by the French, Dutch, and British. The primary plan, the only one with its structures labeled, runs from Isle de Cabras in the west to Fort St. Antonio in the east. At the center is Moro Castle, the six-level masterpiece of Spanish colonial architecture that remains at the heart of present-day San Juan. Construction of the imposing fortress began in 1540 and was completed nearly fifty years later, in 1589. Interestingly, these plans do not show Fort San Cristobel, construction of which began in 1634. Puerto Rico was opened to foreign trade in 1804, and it is possible this plan was composed shortly thereafter to provide either American or British traders with an idea of the island's infrastructure. A wonderful sketch of Puerto Rico's military resources, done in brilliant color. Early Puerto Rico material is quite rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Moritz von SCHWIND (1804-1871) Studie zum Rosenwunder Hl. Elisabeth Wartburg

      - Moritz von Schwind (1804 Wien-München 1871). Studie zum Rosenwunder der Hl. Elisabeth auf der Wartburg, um 1854. Bleistift auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Bleistift auf Papier. Verso weitere Studien in Feder zu dem Bild "Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg". -- Maße: -- 18 x 13,2 cm. -- Zustand: -- Makelloser Zustand. -- Beschreibung: -- Im Jahre 1854 begann Moritz von Schwind mit den Arbeiten an den Fresken auf der Wartburg. In sechshochformatigen Feldern zeigt er Stationen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Elisabeth. Gerahmt werden diese vonsieben Tondi mit den Darstellungen der "Werke der Barmherzigkeit". Die wichtigste Inspirationsquelle fürseinen Bildzyklus war das 1836 in Paris erschienene Buch "Histoire de Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, Duchessde Thuringe" des Grafen Charles de Montalembert, das im Jahr darauf auch in einer deutschen Übersetzungerschien. Bereits im Jahr 1855 war der Zyklus fertiggestellt. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist eine vorbereitende Detailstudie für die beistehende Figur aus der Szene mitdem Rosenwunder der Heiligen Elisabeth. Schwind hat hier in wenigen und leicht hingehauchten Strichendie Positionierung von Händen und Kopf geklärt. Sie findet sich nahezu identisch in den fertigen Wandbildernwieder. Trotz der Reduktion der Striche gelingt es Schwind bereits hier, die Verwunderung und dasEntzücken über das Rosenwunder auszudrücken. In Montalemberts Schilderung der Szene erscheint überElisabeth ein leuchtendes Kreuz als Zeichen für die christliche Tat. Schwind hat auf diesen Hinweis verzichtet,aber der Betgestus der Hofdame und des im Wandgemälde am unteren Rand eingefügten Jägersverdeutlichen das Wunder. Die Rückseite der Zeichnung hat er darüber hinaus mit groben Entwürfen für das Fresko "Sängerkrieg aufder Wartburg" gefüllt, das zur gleichen Zeit wie das Rosenwunder-Fresko entstand. --

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        F. Preller d. Ä. (1804 Eisenach-Weimar 1878). Porträt Buchdruckers Wesselhoeft.

      - Friedrich Preller d. Ä. (1804 Eisenach-Weimar 1878). Porträt des Buchdruckers Karl Wesselhoeft. 1832 . Radierung auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Radierung auf Papier. -- Maße: -- Platte: 18,3 x 17,1 cm. Papier: 27,7 x 22,4 cm -- Zustand: -- Gut, im Rand minimal fleckig. -- Beschreibung: -- Friedrich Prellers radiertes Oeuvre ist überschaubar: Gerade einmal 27 Platten konnte Karl Ruland in seiner Auflistung 1904 anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages verzeichnen. Von besonderer Seltenheit sind dabei die frühen Porträts, zu denen unser Blatt zu zählen ist. Es zeigt den Buchdrucker Johann Karl Wesselhoeft (1767-1847), mit dessen Sohn Robert Preller eng befreundet war. Wie es zu diesen frühen Radierungen kam, schildert Ruland in seinem Verzeichnis. Nach seiner Rückkehr aus Rom kam er 1832 im Kreise des Weimarer Deko-rationsmalers Carl Holdermann in Kontakt mit der Radiertechnik. Neben Preller gehörten zu diesem Zirkel unter anderen Sixt Thon und Carl Hummel. "Kaum waren ein paar beisammen, so schob Holdermann ein Kupferplättchen hin und die Arbeit begann. Eine landschaftliche Skizze, ein Porträt war bald entworfen, [. . . ] Glaser lief mit der Platte hinüber in die Kolbesche Druckerei und brachte bald einen Probeabzug, [. . . ] dann ließ man sie frischweg abschleifen, denn das Kupfer war teuer und man wollte gern etwas neues versuchen. "1 Dieser experimentelle Charakter erklärt nicht nur die --

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        Oeuvres de Molière, avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret.

      par la Compagnie des Libraires Associés, Paris 1804 - 6 vol. in-8, demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, tete dorée, non rogné (relié vers 1850). Deuxième édition des oeuvres de Moliere publiées par Antoine Bret, illustrée de 33 gravures d'après Moreau Le Jeune, portrait de Molière, fleurons, culs-de-lampe, et en-têtes gravés. Vie de Molière par Voltaire augmentée d'un supplement. Très bon exemplaire. Quelques rousseurs. Tchemerzine, VIII, 360 ; Maherault, L'Oeuvre de Moreau Le Jeune, n° 220. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, Asperne, Cornhill, 1804.on the subject of an union between the Masons that have lately assembled under His Grace's sanction and the regular Masons of England, His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, Grand Master : to which is added, an appendix, containing authentic sources of masonic information, compiled from ancient records by a Member of the Fraternity [i.e. Sir Francis Columbine Daniel], also an account of the union lately commenced between the grand lodges of Scotland and England by means of the Rt. Hon the Earl of Moria, Acting Grand Master. Second edition with a foreword by Jethro Inwood dated 1804. 8vo, approximately 200 x 130 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, pages: iv, 1 - 116, original publisher's grey boards, black printed title to upper board. New amateur linen spine, lower corner of upper board repaired, boards dusty with some pale stains, staining to upper part of first 15 pages, and age - browning throughout, closed tear to 1 page neatly repaired, stained copy of a scarce masonic work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essai théorique et expérimental sur le Galvanisme, avec une série d`expériences faites en présence des Commissaires de l`Institut National de France, et en divers Amphithéatres anatomiques de Londres. Avec Planches. Tome premier et second.

      Paris, Fournier Fils, An XII - 1804. 2 Bde. XVI + 350, XII + 330 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. EA. In franz. Sprache. Mit insgesamt 10 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - R. fachmännisch restauriert unter Verwendung des Originals, Exlibris a. V., stockfleckig in den Anfangsbereichen, Bd. 1: letzte Seite m. Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust), leichte Gbrsp. - Aldini (1762 - 1834), wurde bekannt durch seine elektrischen Experimente an menschlichen Leichen, die er in ganz Europa vorführte. Ab 1798 war er Professor für Physik an der Universität Bologna. Seine wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit war geprägt von der Beschäftigung mit dem Galvanismus und seinen medizinischen Anwendungen, mit der Konstruktion und Beleuchtung von Leuchttürmen sowie mit Experimenten zum Schutz des Menschen vor dem Feuer. - \"... It was an influential book on galvanism, that presented for the first time a series of experiments in which the principles of Volta and Galvani were used together. The fine series of plates illustrated the experiments which involved bodies and heads of animals and humans. For the first time a description appears here of the magnetization of steel needles through connection to a voltaic circuit...\" (Zitat) - Giovanni Aldini was a nephew of Luigi Galvani, whose treatise on muscular electricity he edited with notes in 1791. His scientific work was chiefly concerned with galvanism and its medical applications, with the construction and illumination of lighthouses, and with experiments for preserving human life and material objects from destruction by fire. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin; Naturwiss.; N-H-T

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        Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the Seventeenth of October, in the Year 1803 and of the Independence of the United States, the Twentyeighth [With:] Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Eighth Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the Fifth of November, in the Year 1804 and of the Independence of the United States, the Twenty-ninth

      (Washington City), nd [1804-1805]. First edition for both sessions. 8vo. 2 volumes: 225, vi; (2), [235]-376, v, (36), (2, general title page for volume seven of the Laws of the United States) pp. The first volume ncludes An Act to enable the President of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by France to the United States by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the thirtieth of April last; and for the temporary government thereof. The second includes An Act for the governance of the Louisiana Territory. These volumes also print the treaty by which the United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France and set out the early acts for the newly acquired land, allowing the United States to take possession and provide for government there (e.g., An act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof). The acquisition of Louisiana was the vital achievement of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The acts from both sessions of the Eighth congress are widely held ini nstitutional libraries, but the two offered together and in their original bindings are uncommon in trade (the first volume has been offered with some regularity over the past 35 years, but we find no record of a sale for both, cf. ABPC, 1976-2010) Still a very good, partly unopened copy in the original binding. Housed in a custom two-tone cloth clamshell box, with leather spine label. Original paper-backed drab wrappers second volume's paper joints split, some foxing, manuscript title on upper wrapper of the first volume). (#5199)

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U.

      Paris, 11 Brumaire an 13 (= 2. 11. 1804). - 1 S. Qu.-schmal-8vo. Quittiert den Erhalt von 247 Francs. - Der Vater des Malers Eugène Isabey war Hofmaler Napoleons I. und war nach dessen Sturz für die Bourbonen tätig, die er sowie fast sämtliche Souveräne Europas in zahlreichen Bildern verewigte.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Philadelphia: Published by William Y. Birch & Abraham Small, Printed by Robert Carr, 1804. First American edition. First published in 1776-1788. Frontispiece portrait engraved by A[lexander] Lawson after Joshua Reynolds (trimmed along lower margin affecting imprint); folding map of "Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople," other map removed and lacking. 8 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Wormholes and trails on a few of the bindings, some rubbing, light browning of text, even lacking the map a very attractive copy in two cloth open end cases. First American edition. First published in 1776-1788. Frontispiece portrait engraved by A[lexander] Lawson after Joshua Reynolds (trimmed along lower margin affecting imprint); folding map of "Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople," other map removed and lacking. 8 vols. 8vo. Lawson engraved plates for the first volume of Wilson's "Ornithology" and those in the continuation by Bonaparte. Norton 48, maps and portrait were bound in volumes one and two rather than as noted in Norton. PMM 222 for the first edition

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        Vestiggi d` antichi Edifici fra i quali evvi l`Urna Sepolcrale tutta d`un pezzo di porfido di Marco Agrippa che oggi serve per il Sepolcro di Clemente XII.

       [Firmin-Didot 1835ff.] Orig.-Radierung, bez. Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto inventò, ed incise in Roma. 392 x 242 mm. Ger. Kräftiger Abdruck, unter Passep. in altem Rahmen.Robison 102; Hind 79.5; Focillon 2 - Aus: (Opere varie) \"Prima parte di Architetture, e Prospettive inventate, ed incise...\" Mit der Platten-Nummer 334.a im ob. rechten Rand, was laut Robison auf eine Ausgabe bei Firmin-Didot und eine Datierung ab 1835 schließen läßt. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Architektur

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        The Basilica of Constantine. Radierung aus \"Views of Rome\".

       1757. In der Platte signiert \"Piranesi Architetto fec.\", mit dem gestochenen Titel \"Veduta degli Avanzi del Tablino della Casa Aurea di Nerone detti volgarmente il Tempio della Pace.\" Ausgezeichneter, feinzeichnender Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand um die volle Plattenkante. Auf Bütten (mit Wz.\"Florentiner Lilie\", Hind Wz. 3). 41,8 x 55,2 cm (Plattengröße). 45,7 x 58 cm (Papier). Hind 45 III (von VI). Focillon 813. Vor Löschung des Preises und aller Nummern. Blatt 96, Band 2 der berühmten Folge \"Views of Rome\". - Bugfalte geglättet, dort am Oberrand mit kleinem, sorgsam restauriertem Einriß. Umlaufend gleichmäßig beschnitten. Insgesamt sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Piranesi, Views of Rome, Hind 45, Focillon 813, Les vues Pittoresques de Rome, The Basilica of Constatine Tablino della Casa Aurea di Nerone detti volgarmente il Tempio della Pace, Rome, Roma, Rom

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        Konvolut von 10 Kupferstichen: Veduta ... Basilica Vaticana/Veduta del Tempio delle di Canopo nella Villa Adriana... /Facciata della Basilica di S. Giovanni Laterano/Villa dell`Emo Sigr. Card. Alesandro Albani fuori di Porta Salaria/Basilica S. Paolo

      1748-1773. Abzüge (wahrscheinlich um 1900).von den Original-Kupferplatte (ohne Wasserzeichen), ca 72x47,5 cm, breitrandig, die meisten Blätter sind mehrf. auf der Rückseite gestempelt, 4 Blätter sind vorne im weissen Rand gestempelt, die Kanten sind leicht staubdunkel u. tlw. schwach randrissig. Schöne und kräftige Abzüge auf starkem Papier. P. (1720 Venedig - 1778 Rom). Italienischer Kupferstecher, Archäologe, Architekt und Architekturtheoretiker. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Italien, Rom, Architektur, Veduten, Kupferstich, Italy, Graph, Rome, Architecture, Copper engraving

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        The palazzo di Monte Citorio. Radierung aus \"Views of Rome\".

       1752. In der Platte signiert \"Piranesi F.\" und mit dem gestochenen Titel \"Veduta della gran Curia Innocenziana edificata sulk rovine dell\' Anfiteatro di StatilinTatiro, cheformano todierno Monte Citorio\". Mit der gestochenen Nr. \"723\" bzw. \"39\". Ausgezeichneter, gegensatzreicher Druck auf vollrandigem festen Velin. 40,7 x 62,3 cm (Plattengröße). 58,6 x 85 cm (Papier). Hind 23 IV (von IV). Focillon 738. Blatt 21 aus Band 1 der berühmten Folge Piranesis \"View of Rome\". Mit topographischen Erläuterungen unterhalb der Titelzeile. - Im Rand mit schwer lesbarem Trockenstempel der \"Calcografia\". - An der Plattenkante partiell minimal gebrochen. Braunflecken in Randbereich, und im Rand der Darstellung, kaum störend. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Piranesi, View of Rome, The palazzo di Monte Citorio, Veduta della gran Curia Innocenziana, Rom, Rome, Roma, Les Vues Pittoresques de Rome, Hind 23, Focillon 738,

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        Casa del Chirurgo, cucina, lavario-veduta. Radierung nach einer Zeichnung des Vaters G. B. Piranesi.

       Paris, 1804-1807. In der Platte signiert u.l. \"Dessiné par G.B. Piranesi\", u.r. \"Grave par F. Piranesi L\'An 12(1804.\" und betitelt \"Vue Scenographique de la Cuisine, dans la maison Chirurgien à Pompeia. Effet de nuit.\" Mit der gestochenen Nr. \"Vol. I.\" o.l. und \"Pl. XXI\" o.r. Kräftiger, gratiger Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand auf Bütten. 41,7 x 57,5 cm (Plattengröße). 44, 8 x 60,8 cm (Papier). Aus der Folge \"Antiquités de la Grande Grèce, aujourd\'hui royaume de Naples\".Francesco Piranesi war Sohn des Kupferstechers, Archäologen und Architekten Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Wie sein Vater schuf er Radierungen von Denkmälern in der Stadt Rom, wobei er wie sein Vater ein besonderes Augenmerk auf die antiken Bau- und Kunstwerke legte, u.a. die architektronischen Denkmäler Pompejis legte. 1798 ging er nach Frankreich. - Wenige Braunfleckchen im unteren Randbereich. Kleinere Papierbereibung im rechten Darstellungsrand. Oberen Ecken minimal wellig. Insgesamt sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Piranesi, Francesco Piranesi, Pompeji, Vue Scenographique de la Cuisine, dans la maison Chirurgien à Pompeia, Grave par F. Piranesi L\'An 12, Pompeia, Pompeij,

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        Internationale Mitteilungen für Bodenkunde. Jahrgänge 1 - 14

      Verlag für Fachliteratur (später Verlag Franz Wunder), Berlin 1911-1924. in 14 Bänden, 200 - 600 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Tafeln, marmorierte Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Landwirtschaft, Bodenkunde

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        Veduta del Tempio ottangolare di Minerva Medica. A. Egli interiormente ornato di marmi. B. e di musaici bianchi, ed esteriormente coperto di stucco. C. Rovine d`altro edifizio congiunto posteriormente col Tempio.

       (Rom nach 1870). Orig.-Radierung. 46,5 x 70,5 cm. (Plattengr.) Auf Bütten. Ger.Hind 74/IV; Focillon 778; Ficacci 727 - Ansicht des achteckigen Tempels der Minerva Medica. - \"Generally accepted as a Nymphaeum of the Horti Liciniani. The centre for the Dome collapsed in 1828.\" (Hind). - Bez. \"Piranesi F.\" In der Platte rechts oben num. \"758 6\". Blindstempel in der rechten unt. Ecke: \"Regia Calcografia di Roma\". Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Italien

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        Recherches chimiques sur la végétation.

      Paris, Nyon, 1804. - (22,5 x 14 cm). VIII, 327 (9) S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel und 16 gefalteten Tabellen. Moderner Pappband, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe dieses erfolgreichen Werkes. - "This work, which took seven years to write, laid the foundation of a new science, phytochemistry. Saussure examined the chief active components of plants, their synthesis, and their decomposition. He specified the relationship between vegetation and the environment and here, too, did pioneering work in what became the fields of pedology and ecology" (DSB). - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 12, 123; Partington III, 283; Pritzel 8051; Duveen 531 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hanover, N.H., 1804. First volume: Modern calf. Second volume: 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in matching style. Some foxing and toning. A very good set. The Thomas W. Streeter-Frank S. Streeter copy, with their bookplates on the front pastedowns, and Thomas Streeter's pencil notes on the front pastedown of the second volume. A complete set of this memoir of a notorious swindler and con man, including the notoriously rare second volume. Burroughs (1765-1840) was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, the son of a Congregational minister, and quickly gained a reputation as a troublesome child. He ran away from home at age fourteen, joined the army only to desert shortly thereafter, and then enrolled at Dartmouth. He left college early, went to sea as a privateer, and impersonated a ship's physician. Back in New England he impersonated a minister in Pelham, Massachusetts, and was soon caught counterfeiting money. Burroughs was imprisoned in Northampton, where he tried several times to escape before setting fire to the jail, which resulted in his incarceration at Castle Island in Boston Harbor. He escaped from the island fortress, was recaptured, and served out his term, eventually moving to Canada, where he became the leader of a counterfeiting ring. Later in life he reformed, joined the Catholic church, and became a teacher to privileged youth. "One of the great criminal autobiographies, and an important piece of picaresque Americana" - Streeter. As the second volume was published some years later in a different city, and evidently in much smaller numbers, complete sets are virtually impossible to come by. Shaw & Shoemaker locate only three copies of the second volume.

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      Granton, Edinburgh, 1804. Quarto letter, folio memorandum. Both with old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. A fascinating memorandum entitled "Hints as to the Conduct of this Country, in the Event of a Spanish War," together with the accompanying cover letter, written by Scottish MP Charles Hope to Lord Melville. The memorandum presents a clear outline of a detailed scheme for English commercial advancement, under the guise of a war with Spain. The object is two-fold, first to gain lucrative trade opportunities in South America and the South Seas; secondly to compromise the power of the French empire and gain international commercial advantage over France while gaining favor with Spain and colonies in the Americas in the peace that will follow. At the time of writing this assessment and strategy, Hope was a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, appointed Lord Advocate, and also serving as Lord Justice Clerk. In his cover letter Hope writes: "Founded on the conversation we had on the conduct of the war, on our journey to London last year, I now send you a sketch of the conduct which I think this country ought to follow in our hostilities with Spain. The general ideas, I know, coincide with your own, & if any one hint of mine as to the detail can be of use, I am satisfied. I am so convinced of the immense advantages which will result to this country, if some such plan is adopted, if I were unmarried I would cheerfully renounce my other prospects & go out as Commercial Envoy with the Southern Armament." Hope's well thought-out memorandum proposes specific strategies, mentions desired commodities, and stresses the necessity for developing and maintaining peaceful alliances. He also presents for consideration the long- term results of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico and Peru to form a superior strategy to gain commercial supremacy over unsuspecting nations. A calculated formation of war strategy with trade interests at its core, the content is provocative, persuading, unadulterated, and reflective of the very design of war. The document opens by remarking that Spain seems an unwilling adversary, pressured into war by France. "Therefore if we go to war with Spain, I think it is not our interest to humble & weaken Spain. The more she is humbled & weakened, the more decidedly she must in future become subservient to the views of France...." He writes that conquering Spanish colonies is not the route to take, as England proved with her own American colonies. The real key is having English access to trade, rather than control over the government of the colony itself: "I would therefore make a Spanish war, if we must have one...entirely subservient to the opportunity of laying open the trade of the Spanish colonies on the continent of America. If we can accomplish this, it will open sources of commerce, & create a demand for our manufactures, which would soon compensate for any restrictions which the power of France on the continent may be able to perpetuate at the Peace. It will give us a great part of the bullion of America, without bringing with it the evils which Spain experiences from the possession of the riches of Mexico & Peru. To us the gold & silver of those countries will flow in the natural & beneficial channels of Industry & Commerce. They will come as the returns, & again act as the means of encouraging our manufactures...." He continues, writing that as they cannot rescue European Spain from France's power and influence, they should "consider her so far our enemy as to capture her Marine, & destroy her commerce as much as possible, so as to render her assistance of the least possible use to France, & her commerce the means of encouraging & enriching our own seamen, who against France, will meet only with hard blows & hardships." He reiterates that the colonies should be left relatively unmolested, to govern themselves as usual. He then goes on to expound on individual colonies and the gains that England can find in them: "Those in the West Indies, such as the Havannah, Carthagena, Porto Bello, &c. are of little use except as stations & stages for carrying on the regulated & circuitous commerce between Spain & her colonies on the main. The capture of them would distress Spain, with little benefit to ourselves. Besides, they are all very strong places, & would cost much blood & expence to take & keep them, & would infallibly be restored at the Peace....Instead, therefore, of expeditions for capturing the Spanish colonies, I would fit out commercial armaments, if I may use the phrase, for the purpose of opening a direct trade with the Spanish Main....I would on the Eastern coast of America, possess ourselves of Vera Cruz in the Gulf of Mexico & I would hold this mainly as a Factory, leaving as much as possible the people in possession of their property, government, religion, & prejudices. This port would open to us a direct trade with the whole empire of Mexico, & if we conduct ourselves there at first with good faith, & a proper regard for the interests of the people, they will never suffer us to be excluded & will infallibly shake off the Spanish yoke, if that should be stipulated at the Peace." He lays down similar plans for South America, going into extensive detail as to how to proceed. Charles Hope (1763-1851) was a Scottish politician and judge. The eldest son of John Hope, he studied law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted as an advocate in 1784 and was appointed sheriff of Orkney in 1792. He was a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh from 1803 to 1805, and was appointed Lord Advocate from 1801 to 1804. He was raised to the bench as Lord Granton and held the office of Lord Justice Clerk from 1804 to 1811. That year he was promoted to be Lord President of Court of Sessions, an office he essentially held until 1841. Appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1822, Hope was also an active Colonel of the Edinburgh volunteers. He lived in the Granton area of Edinburgh.

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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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        Island nach Murdochischer Projection und nach den besten atsronomischen Orts-Bestimungen von Verdun de la Crenne, Pingré und Borda, gezeichnet von I.C.M. Reinecke. - Weimar im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts. 1804. - Die Faröer Inseln.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke b. Geographisches Institut in Weimar, dat. 1804, 47 x 54,5 Dreyer-Eimbcke, Island, Grönland und das nördliche Eismeer im Bild der Kartographie seit dem 10. Jahrhundert, S. 110 f.; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 533 (Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke, 1768-1818). - Reinecke war Kartograph in Halberstadt u. Coburg und publizierte 1800 diese Karte unter Berücksichtigung der Vermessungsergebnisse aus den Jahren 1771/72 von Verdun de la Crenne, Pingre u. Borda, wodurch sich die Fläche der Insel drastisch reduzierte. - Zeigt die Atlantikinsel Island. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche; unten links Insetkarte (10 x 10 cm) der Faröer Inseln; unten rechts 3 versch. Meilenzeiger; darüber Textblock mit Erklärungen der Kartensymbole. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Benno Friedrich Törmer (1804-1859). Auf Ischia. Bleistift auf Papier

      - Benno Friedrich Törmer (1804 Dresden-Rom 1859). Auf Ischia. 1833 . Bleistift auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Bleistift auf Papier. unten links bezeichnet: "Kleine Sentinella Ischia 33.". Sammlung Rech, Köln Sammlung Franz Meyer, Dresden -- Größe/Size: -- 10,5 x 16,5 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. Leicht restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Malerisches Landhaus auf der italienischen Insel im Golf von Neapel. Vor dem Eingang des wohl als Weingut genutzten Anwesens wartet eine junge Dame auf dem Rücken eines Esels auf ihre Begleitung.

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      Philadelphia, 1804. Half title. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Half title, titlepage, and final map leaf strengthened at edges with tissue. Pencil notes on half title, early ownership signature ("Mary Cox's Book 1816") on titlepage. Light toning and foxing. About very good. Second edition, following the first of 1802. Quite scarce, even in this second edition, and one of the first important American road guides. The text describes in detail the two routes north and south from Philadelphia, the whole giving a comprehensive picture of the route up the metropolitan corridor as it looked in 1802. There is a long, detailed description of Philadelphia, its buildings, businesses, and public institutions, as well as informative sketches of towns and counties along the route. The excellent strip maps show every part of the route in close detail. Only Colles' pioneering work (without text) in 1789 predates this rare work. The Streeter copy of this edition from $300 in 1969, a strong price at the time considering that cartographic works did not do particularly well in the Streeter sale; the only recent copy at auction brought $6000 in 2005. An important early American road guide.

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      Stamperia degli Eredi di Pietro Galeazzi, Pavia 1804 - Edizione: Terza edizione dell'Autore con nuove aggiunte e correzioni . Pagine: 298+LXII+352+324+304 . Illustrazioni: Vignetta molto bella nel primo volume, allegata incisione del ritratto di Soave . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Cartonato marmorizzato con dorso in pergamena, tassello rosso e scritte oro e barbe . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: "Questa edizione è sotto la protezione della legge 19 fiorile anno IX"Si legge all'antiporta del primo volume. Padre Soave scrive nella prefazione "Per questo modo le I

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        Géographie Moderne, Rédigée sur un Nouveau Plan, Ou Description Historique, Politique, Civile Et Naturelle des Empires, Royaumes, Etats et Leurs Colonies; avec celle des Mers et des Iles de toutes les parties du Monde . Traduit de l anglais, avec des notes et augmentations considérables, par C(harles) A(thanase) Walckenaer . 6 Textbände u. Atlasband in 7 Bänden.

      Paris, Dentu, An XII (1804). - 8°. u. Kl.-Fol. Mit 42 (3 dblgr.) gest. Karten u. 2 gest. Tafeln. 18 SS. (Text im Atlas). 2 Bll., 12 SS., CCXVIII, 229 SS.; 2 Bll., 583 SS.; 2 Bll., 606 SS.; 2 Bll., 564 SS.; 2 Bll., 556 SS.: 2 Bll., 527 SS. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (beschabt u. bestoßen, Kanten u. Ecken mit kl. Läsuren). Brunet IV, 668. Ebert 16.929. Vgl. Phillips-Le Gear 3537 & 6020 u. Sabin 62.959.- Erste französische Ausgabe.- Klassisches Werk des schottischen Geographen Pinkerton (1758-1826). Mit 2 doppelblattgroßen Weltkarten, Europa (19), Asien und Ozeanien (9), Amerika und Afrika (jeweils 6).- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Die Textbde. gebräunt u. unterschiedlich (tls. etw. stärker) braunfleckig, Titel vom Atlasbd. am rechten Rand knapp beschnitten, die Karten zumeist nur in den Rändern etw. braunfleckig. Reisen, Geographie, Landeskunde [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., darunter ausgefüllter Schriftspiegel auf einer Kundschaft der Huf- und Waffenschmiede für den Gesellen Johann Adam Kühn aus Plauen.

      - Kst. ( Adresse gelöscht Punzreste erkennbar ), dat. 26. Jan., 1804, 22,5 x 33 Stopp DDR 52.5. - Die Gesamtansicht und der Schriftspiegel umgeben von einer gestochenen Bordüre. Unter der Darstellung noch einige Vividirungen. - In den Faltstellen mit kleinen Löchern.

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        Novae Hollandiae Plantarum specimen.

      - Paris, Huzard, 1804-1806. 2 volumes. Large-4to (325 x 255mm). pp. 112; 130, (1), with 265 engraved plates. New period style red half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines, marbled sides. The first general flora of Australia (southwestern Australia and Tasmania), based on plants collected by Labillardière on the expedition in search of "La Pérouse". The plates are after drawings by Turpin, P.J. Redouté, Piron, Poiteau, Sauvage, and the author. "It is the most exciting publication of illustrations of Australian plants since the first publication of Dampier's collection, a hundred years earlier. Containing 265 plates, it is extensive and exquisite. The uncoloured copper engravings, mostly by Auguste Plée and his son Victoire Plée. The combination of the engraver Plée, with artists Poiteau, Turpin and Redouté exemplifies great craftmanship in botanical illustration. Nevertheless some of the work is flat indicating that the drawings were taken from herbarium specimens; others have great depth and surely were taken from living material. The publication of the 'Novae.' resulted in a total of 370 Australian species described by that time according to an estimate by Dryander (Banks' librarian). Approximately three quarters of these plantes were illustrated by published plates, with many species being illustrated more than once. The impressive total, though, is largely due to the efforts of Labillardière. The associates of Labillardière and the artists contributing to the 'Novae.' represent a 'who is who' of botany and botanical illustration of contemporary France. Frans Stafleu describes the years 1790 to 1840 as the 'golden half-century of French botanical illustration'. Certainly, the French artists associated with the Australian plant material helped raise the lustre' (H. Hewson, Australia. 300 years of botanical illustration p. 58). 'Notwithstanding his rather difficult relations with Napoleon, Labillardiere evidently received some governmental support for his publication.'(Stafleu p. 37).Jacques de Labillardière (1755-1834) was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the 18th century and is famous for his account of his voyage to the South Seas with Brun d'Entrecasteaux in search of La Pérouse in 1791-93. A beautifully bound copy.Provenance: armorial bookplate of Domahidy and a library stamp on title pages as well as on last text leaves.Stafleu & Cowan 4071; Nissen BBI, 1116. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Various ports and locations in the Mediterranean and the Barbary States], 1804. Several pages have tears from wax seals or otherwise, with some paper loss, affecting a few words of text on two letters, but generally with no loss of text or readability. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A truly outstanding group of letters from Commodore Edward Preble to Tobias Lear, addressing all the most important issues in the era of the Barbary Wars. Preble, commander of the United States Mediterranean Squadron, and Lear, the consul in Algiers, were the two most important Americans in the most sensitive region for the United States. Theirs is a correspondence of the highest level, and offers unparalleled insights into the diplomatic and military policies of the United States during the Barbary Wars. Edward Preble and Tobias Lear likely knew each other since the 1770s, as both were students at Dummer Academy in Massachusetts in the early years of the American Revolution. In 1803, Preble was made commander of the Mediterranean Squadron and Tobias Lear was the newly- appointed American consul general to the Barbary States. The Mediterranean was an important trading region for the United States, but the region was a mine field as well, as pirates sponsored by the leaders of the Barbary states routinely harassed and attacked American shipping in the area. Preble and Lear sailed to the Mediterranean together in the summer of 1803, aboard the U.S.S. Constitution; Lear charged with improving American relations with Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco, and Preble with projecting American military might into the region, to protect American trading interests. The letters in this collection address the capture of the U.S.S. Philadelphia and the subsequent destruction of that ship by American forces in the bay of Tripoli; Preble's capture of the ship that was used in the American attack on the Philadelphia; strategies for ransoming the crew of the Philadelphia; Preble's blockade of the port of Tripoli and his attacks on Morocco and Tripoli; and much more. The letters in this collection are dated September 1803 to December 1804. Four of the letters appear to be completely in Preble's hand, while the other ten are in secretarial hands. Commodore Edward Preble (1761-1807) was born at Falmouth (now Portland, Maine). He joined the Massachusetts state navy in 1780, and participated in battles against the Royal Navy and Loyalist privateers. For a brief time he was held prisoner by the British aboard the prison ship Jersey. After the war he engaged as a master and supercargo of merchants' vessels sailing to Europe, Africa, and the West Indies. By the time of the "Quasi War" in the 1790s he was eager to join the American navy, and was commissioned a lieutenant in 1798, and was promoted to captain the following year. In 1803-1804, Preble was commander of the U.S. Mediterranean Squadron, arguably the most important command in the navy at the time. The United States was at war with the Barbary states, and Preble's activities in this period - the period covered by the present group of letters - are what made his reputation. He fought successfully against Morocco and Tripoli and engineered, with Stephen Decatur, the destruction of the captured American frigate Philadelphia. After his return to the United States he supervised the construction of gunboats and served as an adviser to the Navy. Tobias Lear (1762-1816) is best known for his service as George Washington's personal secretary, and for his diplomatic work. He served as Washington's aid from 1786 to 1793, and again from 1798 until Washington's death the following year. He was very close to the Washington family: he married two of Washington's nieces, was at George Washington's bedside when he died, and was executor of his estate. Lear's activities in that capacity were clouded by controversy, as he was suspected of destroying several of Washington's personal papers after the General's death. Thomas Jefferson appointed Lear consul to Saint Domingue during the reign of Touissant Louverture, a position he held for a year, until May 1802. Shortly afterward, Jefferson appointed Lear as consul general to the Barbary states. Stationed at Algiers, he held the sensitive post until 1812, when the dey of Algiers expelled him. Lear's tenure as consul in Algiers was controversial as well, as he negotiated a treaty with the pasha of Tripoli in 1805, which included provisions to pay a ransom of $60,000 for the captive crew of the American ship U.S.S. Philadelphia. During the War of 1812, Lear negotiated with the British over prisoner-of-war exchanges in northern New York. He committed suicide in 1816. The earliest letter in this group was written by Preble from Gibraltar Bay on September 30, 1803, just over two weeks after he and Lear arrived at Gibraltar with the U.S.S. Constitution. The pressing matter at hand for the United States was the hostility of Morocco, and Preble writes Lear: "I had had correspondence with Mr. Simpson. Shall make you fully acquainted with the present state of affairs with our Morocco 'friends' [underlined in the original] as soon as I see you." In another letter, dated the next day, Preble invites Lear to join him for lunch, no doubt to inform him of the steps he is taking to bring the Moroccan sultan to heel. Preble gathered his naval forces quickly, and on October 3rd he wrote Lear again, inviting him to join him aboard the Constitution for another update on the rapidly evolving situation: "I have rec'd. dispatches from Mr. Simpson & wish to consult you immediately. Be so good as to come in the boat which brings you this, as I cannot leave the ship at present. I shall sail this afternoon." By mid-November Preble had managed to wring concessions from the Moroccans, but was now occupied with Tripoli. On November 14, Preble wrote Lear to coordinate their movements toward Algiers: "Your proposition to wait at Algiers until the spring, I think prudent and proper, as the season is now too far advanced for active operations against Tripoli, with any prospect of success." The next document in the present collection is a manuscript copy of Preble's announcement of the blockade of the harbor of Tripoli. It is written in the form of a circular, in a secretarial hand, addressed to Lear, datelined at the Bay of Algiers, and signed by Preble as "commander in chief of the United States Ships of War in the Mediterranean." The text reads: "Sir, Whereas the United States of America, and the Regency of Tripoli, are in a state of war and actual hostility with each other; I have thought proper in order to distress the enemy, by preventing any supplies from reaching him, to blockade the port of Tripoli by a detachment of ships of war acting under my orders; and you are hereby requested to communicate this information to the government of Algiers, and to all the consuls of neutral powers residing there, that they may warn the vessels of their respective flags, that all neutral vessels that attempt to enter the port of Tripoli, or are met with on the coast of that port, after this notice as received by such neutral powers, will be stopped by the squadron under my command, and sent into port for adjudication." The next letter in the group is present in two copies, both in a secretarial hand. It was written by Preble from Malta harbor, and is dated January 17, 1804. Preble discusses the situation of the captured ship, U.S.S. Philadelphia, his plans for a prisoner exchange in order to free its crew - which was being held in Tripoli - and also relates news of his capture of a Turkish vessel. He alludes to plans being formed with regard to Tripoli (likely the attack on the Philadelphia, which would take place a month later), but tells Lear that he is loath to brief him by letter, but will send someone to Algiers to fill him in on his plans: "I was honored with your esteem'd favor by the Siren, and most sincerely deplore the loss of the Philadelphia and its attendant consequences - it was to me an unexpected & mortifying circumstance, but we must make the best of it. I have not yet had it in my power to send a boat on shore of Tripoli on account of the severe weather I met with near that Coast. On the 23rd of December in sight of Tripoli I captured a vessel under Turkish colours from that Port only a few hours out, bound to Bengara. She had on board two Tripoline officers of distinction, a number of Tripoline soldiers, 30 young black women and 12 black boys, some belonging to the Bashaw, and some to Tripoline merchants, and some of the officers side arms &c. captured in the Philadelphia. The prize is now in Syracuse where I have established my head quarters. I came here yesterday in the Vixen to have the papers of the prize translated, and to forward some necessary supplies to Captain Bainbridge, his officers and crew. I hope this capture will enable me to effect the release of some of our countrymen and I have proposed an exchange. I shall write you as soon as I know the results of my proposition to the Bashaw & shall by the next opportunity send you copies of my letters. It will not do to be too anxious for the ransom of our friends, as the Bashaws demands will undoubtedly be too exorbitant to meet the concurrence of our government. I am taking measures to lessen his pretensions as soon as the weather becomes favorable to our operations and hope to convince him that it will be for his interest to make peace on reasonable terms. It would be imprudent in me at present to make known to you by letter my plans. I shall 'ere long send a vessel to Algiers you will then have all the information I can give you." Preble's next letter was written two weeks later, on January 31, from Syracuse harbor. It is a remarkable letter, divulging plans for Stephen Decatur's daring attack on the Philadelphia using the ship that Preble has just captured, and discussing with Lear possible strategies for negotiating with Tripoli for the American sailors captured from the Philadelphia, including the payment of a ransom. Preble writes: "Since my last letter to you I have discovered that the prize I took off Tripoly [sic] the 23rd ulto. under Turkish colours was in that port when the Philadelphia ran on the rocks; and that the captain who pretended to be a Turk took on board upwards of an hundred Tripolines armed with swords and muskets - slipped his cables - hauled down the Turk's and hoisted Tripoline colours, and went out to the attack; and as soon as the frigate surrendered boarded her, plundered the officers and men, and conducted them as prisoners to the Bashaw. In consequence of this conduct I have detained him and his crew, and shall make prize of the vessel. The captain and crew having acted hostile towards our flag under enemies colours, I cannot release either the vessel or them, as I have no doubt but should they meet an American merchant vessel they would without hesitation capture her. If a Tripoline, he is a prize, if a Turk, a pirate. I find on translation of the papers that 23 of the negroes belonging to the Bashaw of Tripoly, which he intended as presents to the captain Pacha and other officers; and 20 of them belonged to the officers and merchants of Tripoly, which were for sale....The prize is equipped as a cruiser. She sails tomorrow with 70 volunteers from the squadron on board, under the command of Captain Decatur whose orders are to burn the Philadelphia in the harbour of Tripoly. The Siren brig goes with him to assist with her boats and cover the retreat. I hope they will succeed; it is of national importance that they should." Preble then discusses the situation of the captured crew of the Philadelphia, and possibly paying a ransom for their freedom: "I have rec'd. letters from Capt. B[ainbridge] as late as the 18th inst. He complains of not having received one from me, notwithstanding I have written several from Malta last week. I forwarded clothing, stores & money to a considerable amount to the care of the English and Danish consuls. The Bashaw has received my proposals for an exchange of prisoners ere this, but I have no answer. While I was at Malta I received proposals from the Bashaw of Tripoly's agent for a peace, which he says he is authorised by the Bashaw to negotiate. The Bashaw finds we are making considerable preparations for the next summer, and has become alarmed. His agent proposes a truce for 10 years. I told him that would not do. I had several consultations with him and assured him we never would consent to pay a cent for Peace or Tribute. He then proposed that we should give the Bashaw 500 dollars for each of the Philadelphia's officers and crew - a schooner in exchange for the frigate, and make peace without money or tribute and that they would exchange 60 Americans for the sixty Tripolines in my possession. This would be gaining peace on more reasonable terms than is expected by our government. Say 300 American captives; 60 Tripolines deduct'd; leaves 240 at 500 doll. each, $120,000 and we should gain something by exchanging one of the worst schooners for the frigate. If you could prevail on Mr. O'Brien [Lear's predecessor as consul at Algiers] to come here with Capt. Smith as he speaks the language of Barbary, he could be of infinite service in any negotiation. I should be glad to see you both here, and wish I had a larger vessel to send for your accomodation [sic]; but if you cannot leave Algiers at present what sum will you authorise me to pay for the ransom of the officers and crew of the Philadelphia, if the Bashaw will make peace without money - without any annual tribute or any consular present - except a small present at the reception of the first consul that is appointed? I am anxious to know your opinion, as I expect further proposals from the Bashaw in three weeks." Ultimately, Tobias Lear negotiated an agreement with Tripoli in 1805, in which the United States paid $60,000 in ransom for the crew of the Philadelphia. The agreement drew much scorn in the United States, most of it directed at Lear. On June 19, 1804, from the U.S.S. Constitution at Tunis Bay, Preble wrote Lear a long and interesting letter regarding his hopes for negotiation with Tripoli, but detailing the preparations he has made to attack the harbor of Tripoli should need be. Preble appealed to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies for boats and weapons, which he ultimately used to attack Tripoli's maritime defenses numerous times in August and early September, 1804. He writes that since his last letter: "...the squadron has closely blockaded Tripoly. The 4th of May I left this Bay for Naples and applied to the King for the loan of six gun and two mortar boats completely prepared for service, with a sufficient stock of naval and military stores for a siege. I also applied for six long battering cannon 26 pounders for the upper deck of this ship, the whole was immediately granted. I took on board the battering cannon, nine hundred shot, and one hundred barrels of powder at Naples, and sailed for Messina where I remained three days, and sailed for Syracuse with six gun boats under American colours, each carrying a long 26 pounder, and manned with 30 Americans. The bombards will be ready in a few days; I intend then to make a dash at the Tripolitans, and I hope with success." While he prepared for war with Tripoli, Preble pursued a two-track negotiation: using the French consul, Bonaventure Beaussier, as an intermediary, and sending his own officers to open channels of communication with the leader of Tripoli. He writes: "I enclose you copies of two letters from Mr. Beaussier and my answers [not included with this collection] - you will readily discover he is no friend of ours. I also send you a copy of my instructions to Captain O'Brien [also not included here] the 13th instant where I sent him on shore at Tripoly to endeavour to negotiate for the ransom of our country men, and for peace if the Bashaw should desire it. I conceived your letter of the 23rd march by the Vixen sufficient authority for me to say that I was empowered to ransom the prisoners, and make peace whenever it could be done consistent with the honor and dignity of the United States. The terms offered, I presume, would have been satisfactory to our government, if they had been accepted, and hope I shall be able ere long to oblige the Bashaw to accept, although he has been so imprudent as to refuse them....It is truly singular that the French consul did not see Mr. O'Brien when he landed at Tripoly, notwithstanding he has instructions from his government to endeavour to procure the liberation of the officers and crew of the Philadelphia." In this same letter Preble also discusses what he considers the petty complaints of the leaders of the Barbary states with regard to ships seized by the U.S. Navy, relates his understanding of American reinforcements on their way to the Mediterranean ("with such a force at hand, we shall have nothing to fear from the powers of Barbary combined"), and describes the efforts he has taken to alleviate the condition of the prisoners taken from the U.S.S. Philadelphia: "Captain Bainbridge complains of the want of clothing for his people. I have now on board this ship a sufficient quantity ready made for them to last more than twelve months but have not been permitted to send them shore. I hope to in a few days as well as a quantity of stores, and a full supply of cash." The final letter, dated at Naples on December 22, 1804, is a copy of a letter (noted "triplicate") written from Preble to Commodore Samuel Barron. Barron, who was senior to Preble in rank and led a larger and more powerful squadron than Preble's, replaced him as commander of the United States fleet in the Mediterranean in September 1804. Preble notes that his ship will sail "direct for the United States" that evening, and writes Barron with information on negotiations he had undertaken with Palermo for more guns and ships to use in the fight with the Barbary states. Preble says that he came to Palermo armed with letters of introduction to the Prime Minister and King, and though he had audiences with both, he was unable to secure any additional weapons or ships. He suspects "that French influence here has deprived us of the gun boats....Beware of the French consul in Tripoli, for I believe him to be our enemy." Preble advises Barron to approach the Maltese for gun boats, mortars, and shells, and gives his "ardent wishes for your prosperity and that of the squadron under your command." A collection of letters of the highest importance, addressing all the most important issues and actions of the Barbary Wars in 1803-1804, written from the commander of American naval forces to the leading American diplomat in the region.

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        The life, and military achievements of Tousant Loverture : late general in chief of the armies of St. Domingo, from the year 1792, UNTIL the arrival of General Le Clerc... (Brother in Law to Buonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic,) with an Impartial Account of His Political Conduct during and Subsequent to That Period, Diversified with a Variety of Circumstances Interesting to the Citizens of the United States and West Indies, Detailing the Actual Causes of His Imprisonment and Death; to Which Is Added a Melancholy and Accurate Description of the Rapacious, Tyrannical, and Inhumane Conduct of General LeClerc, until His Death; also, His Successor General Rochambeau's Actions, until the Evacuation of that Colony, and Capture by the British, in the Fall of 1803

      NP: Printed for the author, 1804. First edition. Small 8vo. (2), 76 pp. First biography of Toussaint: "This anonymous account of Toussaint was written as much as anti-French propaganda as it was to praise and justify the Negro general. The villainy and inhumanity of the French are the main themes" (Library Company's "Negro History," 66, noting "Philadelphia" as place of publication and Henry Sweitzer as the printer). American Imprints 6652 (listing "Baltimore?" as place of publication). LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 5908. Bissainthe "M. Bib. Haitienne" 6688. Rather uncommon in library holdings (OCLC locates 17 copies), but very scarce in trade, with just two copies sold at auction in the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2013; $3450, in 2006, and $2990, in 2003, for a copy with title page in facsimile). Contemporary owner's inscription ("Archabill Chavures his book …") on blank versos of title page and dedication leaf; scattered spots in the text, else very good. Later plain wrappers, removed from a pamphlet volume; margins trimmed. (7149) Shaw & Shoemaker 6652 (listing Baltimore?) Bissainthe, M. Bib. haitienne 6688 Lib. Company. Afro-Americana 5908

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        A New History of Blue Beard for the Amusement of Little Jack Beard and His Sisters

      John Adams, Printer, Philadelphia 1804 - 6.6x 10.3 cm. 31[1] pages illustrated with 7 woodcuts and with alphabet printed on p. [4] in the style of a horn book, bound in plain olive green wrappers, tiny split to foot, and small crease to lower right corner. A remarkable survival of a children's book, clean and bright. [Rosenbach, 298; Shaw and Shoemaker, 7025] A good copy of an uncommon book.

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        Taschenbuch für das Carneval. Le carnaval ou representation d'une collection d'habits de masques. Erstes Jahr (= all published).

      Leipzig, Leo, 1804. - Small 8vo. 31, (1) pp. With 12 coloured engraved plates by F. W. Nettling. Original boards. Only edition of this extremely rare almanack in German and French parallel text. The charming plates by the Leipzig miniaturist and illustrator Nettling (cf. Thieme/B. XXV, 400) show mardi-gras costumes in splendid colour. - Occasional insignificant brownstaining. Defects to front cover. Köhring 111. Not in Lanckoronska/R., Lipperheide, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spiegel der schoonste courtisanen in hare kleedingen, en veranderingen van deszelfs versierselen naar yders tyt. Gedrukt na de Copye van Parys, 1708.

      "Full contemporary vellum. Good copy. (2)+63+(1) pag. On every two pages a description of a courtisane, with a portrait, 29 in total. The portraits of the courtisanes are by a motto, such as: 'Als 't is geschiet; Is 't maar verdriet' or: 'Als 't is ontmaagt; is 't ongevraagt'. With a dedication on Klimene, a The Hague courtisane: 'Wien zal de kunst haar Courtisanen wyden; Dan u, wel eer, bekoorlykse Klimeen? Maar nu verlept, door uw vervloge yden.' On the first free end paper a poem in pencil d.d. 10 Jan 1804 with a simple drawing of a man at the bottom. This book is based on C. de Passe, Spiegel der schoonste courtisanen, Amsterdam, 1631, of which a new edition was made in 1701, similar to the first edition. This 1708 edition, however, differs substantially from the original, with other courtisanes and texts. Not in STCN. See: Leemans, I. 'Spiegel der schoonste courtisanen' in: De Boekenwereld 21 (2005) p. 266-282. This text deals specifically with this copy. B2281".

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        Aegyptus auctore Ibn Al-Vardi. Ex apographo Escorialensi, una cum lectionibus variis e codice Dresdensi primus edidit, vertit, notulisque illustravit Christianus Martinus Fraehn, Rostochiensis.

      Halle/Saale, Johann Christian Hendel, 1804. - 8vo. 112 pp. Contemp. marbled fawn calf, smooth gilt decorated spine, green title label, gilt chain pattern on leading edges, inner dentelle. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. First European publication of an extract from the great cosmographic treatise ("Haridat al-'Aja'ib wa-Faridat al-Ghara'ib") by the Arab historian Ibn Al-Wardi (1292-1349), a compilation largely based on the works of Najmaddin al-Harrani and Al-Maqdisi's "Bad' al-halq". Contains the Arabic text as well as the Latin translation. This appears to be the first work by the German orientalist Christian Martin Joachim von Frähn (1782-1851), a student of Tychsen's. - Top spine-end scuffed; some browning throughout. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the French historian François-Jean-Gabriel de La Porte du Theil (1742-1815), with a handwritten note on the first endpaper. GAL II, 132. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith with a sketch of the life of the author and explanatory head-lines to each page. Enriched with engravings.

      London Thomas Hurst Paternoster-Row 1804 - Geprägter O-Ganzledereinband mit Goldschmuckrahmen auf beiden Deckeln, Verzieurng und Titel in Golddruck auf Rücken, Rücken und Bindung fachgerecht restauriert, Einband wenige Gebrauchsspuren, marmorierte Vorsätze mit goldverzierter Lederleiste, Widmung der Zeit (1811) auf Vorsatz, Frontispiz mit Portrait des Autors, wenige Seiten u. Tafeln etw. braunfleckig, Rundumgoldschnitt mit farbigem Schnittbild, XLVI, (10 S.), 100 Seiten mit 5 lithogr. Tafeln, (7 S.) contents and new books, 8°. Das farbige Schnittbild zeigt ein Schloss des 18. Jahrhunderts, welches in einer weiten englischen Parklandschaft gelegen ist. Im Vordergrund unterhält sich ein mit Frack und Hut ausgestatteter mit einem am Wegrand sitzenden Mann.

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        An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement in January 1788, to August 1801: with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c of the native inhabitants of that country

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

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