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        FRIENDLY CAUTIONS To The HEADS Of FAMILIES And OTHERS, Very Necessary to be Observed in Order to PERSERVE HEALTH And LONG LIFE: with Ample Directions to NURSES WHO ATTEND The SICK, Women in Child-Bed, &c. Third Edition with Additions.; The NURSE'S GUIDE, or Companion for A Sick Chamber [half-title]

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, 1804. 1st US edition, with Notes and Additions (American Imprints 6561; Austin 1073). Period full mottled calf, with maroon leather title label to spine. Geneal binding wear with front joint held by cords. Chipping to right side of title label. Usual browning & spotting to paper, with a rather unsightly spot to lower corner of A6 & B1 [no text obscured]. Later book label to front paste-down. A Good copy.. [2], [vi], [ix] - xii, 163, [5 (adverts)] pp. Numerous mispaginations, though text continuous. Errata slip tipped onto ffep. 12mo: a^6 A - O^6. 6-3/4" x 4" First published anonymously in London in 1767. Contains an extended list [50 pp] of food & drink recipes for feeding the ill [who wouldn't get better after eating a portion of White (or Brown) Caudle?], with some recipes added soley to this American edition (e.g., Syrup of Turneps [sic], p. 105- "This simple syrup has been found very useful in coughs."). NB. We have noted 2 issues of this title- provisionally assigning 1st to that with the hand-canceled word error on page 8 and 2nd to the copy with the eratta slip. Scarce in the trade.

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        History of British Birds

      Newcastle: printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick and Longman & Rees, 1804. 2 volumes, first edition of volume II, second edition of volume I (the first of volume I first appeared in 1797). Wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 8vo., contemporary full calf elaborately decorated in gilt, expertly rebacked with original slightly chipped spines laid down, marbled endpapers. A handsome set. Volume I is the History and Description of Land Birds and II is on Water Birds.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Map of America

      London: 24 Rathbone Place, 4th September, 1804 - ARROWSMITH, Aaron (1750-1823). Map of America. London: 24 Rathbone Place, 4th September, 1804 Magnificent engraved folding map of America, float-mounted and framed (map size: 50 4/8 x 58 4/8 inches), laid down on linen in 24 sections and trimmed with pale blue silk, with original hand-colour in full, the title top right within a superb elaborate vignette by W. & G. Cooke, featuring the bounty of America, including a moose, squirrels, coconut trees and potatoes, with Arrowsmith's Rathbone Place labels on the verso (one torn with loss, silk trim a bit frayed in places). Provenance: with the near contemporary ownership inscription of Grace Grindleford in pencil on the verso First issue of Aaron Arrowsmith's important "Map of America" (1804), published from his Rathbone Place address, and before the recent Louisiana Purchase could be included within the United States. It is one of the rarest and most significant maps Arrowsmith ever produced. The map depicts North and South America and the oceans that stretch between the Sandwich (Hawaii) and Cape Verdes Islands, and draws on a number of sources in order to create his much heralded "Map of America." Building on his earlier map of North America, "A Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America" (1795), Arrowsmith made use of the accounts of Cook, Vancouver, Mears, and La Perouse in order to create his updated 1804 wall chart. Though Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and Alexander von Humboldt had not yet concluded their own expeditions of the continent, Arrowsmith was, nevertheless, able to incorporate the recent findings of Alexander Mackenzie. In 1789, Mackenzie had been commissioned by the North-West Fur Company of Canada (a rival of the Hudson Bay Company) to explore the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Arctic. Mackenzie's tour of some 2,990 miles was achieved in the astonishing period of 120 days, from Slave Lake to the Arctic shore and back. Mackenzie's atlas, which was published with the account of Vancouver's Pacific voyages in 1798, provided much of the coastal detail for Arrowsmith's highly accurate depictions of British-controlled western Canada and Russian Alaska. Though several editions of Arrowsmith's "Map of America" were released between 1804 and 1840, this example, in its earliest state, shows the Rocky Mountains as a single range, the Missouri River extends far north of its true source, the Columbia River is similarly mislocated, and Vancouver Island is shown as part of the mainland. Nevertheless, this map is successful in a number of other ways. South America is represented with incredible accuracy, the missions in upper California are designated and named, and extensive forts situated in the Mississippi Valley are also shown. One of the first great British cartographers of North America, Arrowsmith introduced a new standard of excellence in mapmaking in the late 18th century and almost single-handedly made London the center for the cartographic trade. Arrowsmith built his great success on this ability to attract both commercial and general viewers through his combination of visual and scientific appeal. The most influential and respected map publisher of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Arrowsmith issued maps that were the result of careful synthesis rather than systematic, scientific inquiry. His role in cartographic production was to gather the best available information from a wide variety of sources, weigh the relative merits of conflicting data, and compile the most accurate depiction possible of an area. Arrowsmith accomplished this synthesis better than any other commercial mapmaker of his day and, as a result, his maps were the most sought after and highly prized on three continents. Goss, The Mapping of North America 70; Rumsey 2286 (1811 issue); Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 1a, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Tooley Map 110-2; Map Collector's Circle 68.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unidentified male correspondent, possibly the noted German organist and writer Carl Ferdinand Becker

      1 page. 12mo. Undated. In black ink. In French (with translation). Berlioz thanks Mr. and Mrs. [Carl Ferdinand?] Becker for their warm hospitality. He is "deeply touched by it" and "will never forget it." Some browning to recto; two small pieces of tape to verso. Together with: A bust-length postcard photograph of the composer in later years. . Berlioz was the leading French composer, conductor, and critic of his age. "In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance... and though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online. This letter may be to Carl Ferdinand Becker (1804-1877), a noted German organist, musicologist, music collector, and bibliographer. He is especially remembered for his contributions to journals such as the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung and the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, and various other scholarly writings. While editor of the AmZ, he published a facsimile of Berlioz's "Villanelle" on November 16, 1842.

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        Plutarch's Lives, translated from the Original Greek: with notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch. By John & William Langhorne

      Worcester: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Jun. Sold by him, and by Thomas & Andrews, Boston and by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport, 1804. First Worcester edition, carefully corrected and the index much amended and accurately revised throughout. The First American edition had been published the preceding year in Philadelphia. Frontispieces engraved by Amos Doolittle, all dated June 1804. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, maroon morocco labels. Joints cracked on several volumes, heads and tails of spines chipped, some light browning of text, in open end cases. With the signature of W. L. G. Peirce on endpapers. First Worcester edition, carefully corrected and the index much amended and accurately revised throughout. The First American edition had been published the preceding year in Philadelphia. Frontispieces engraved by Amos Doolittle, all dated June 1804. 6 vols. 8vo. The Langhorne brothers were both poets and published several volumes of their own works, but they are best remembered as the translators of "Plutarch's Lives." It was first published in 1770. Shaw and Shoemaker 7072-3

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        1804 3rd Voyage Captain Cook HAWAII Sandwich Islands Alaska Pacific NW + ATLAS

      Paris : Vve Lepetit, an XII = 1804. - 1804 3rd Voyage Captain Cook HAWAII Sandwich Islands Alaska Pacific NW + ATLAS 23 INCREDIBLE Illustrations / Complete 3v Set Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Ostensibly James Cook's third and final voyage was to return Omai, a young man from Raiatea to his homeland, but the Admiralty used this as a cover for their plan to send Cook on a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage. HMS Resolution, to be commanded by Cook, and HMS Discovery, commanded by Charles Clerke, were prepared for the voyage which started from Plymouth in 1776. The ships travelled to Cape Town by way of Tenerife then on to New Zealand. Main author: James Cook; John Hawkesworth; Joseph Breton de La Martiniere; Title: Third voyage de James cook autour du monde, et dans les régions du pôle austral fait en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 et 1780. Precede des relations de MM. Byron, Carteret et Wallis Published: Paris : Vve Lepetit, an XII = 1804. Language: French Tomes: complete 4 volumes in 3 tomes 3rd Voyage events: • 1 Dec, 1776 – Cook sails in Resolution to search for the North West Passage, rendezvoused with Discovery at Cape Town and set sail for New Zealand • Jan-Mar, 1777 – Visits Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands • Apr-Dec, 1777 – Visits Tongan Islands and Tahiti • Jan-Apr, 1778 – Sails to Hawaiian Islands, Oregon, and Nootka Sound. • May-Sept, 1778 – Searches for Northwest Passage off Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Arctic and north-east coast of Russia • 14 Feb, 1779 – Visits Hawaiian Islands. Cook killed at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii by natives • 1779-1780 – Resolution and Discovery explore the other Hawaiian Islands before resuming the search for the North-West Passage. • 1780 – News of Capt. Cook’s death reaches Britain in January before the Resolution and Discovery return in October. Atlas contents: 22 engravings + map, Map of the 3rd voyage route, Pacific Ocean and Asia, King of Sandwich Islands, Poulaho, Mangya man, Eooa woman, Tahitian dance, Nootka inhabitants, Prince William, Oonalashka canoes, Tartary, Kamchatka – St. Paul, St. Pierre, Plus MORE! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 23 incredible illustrations Publisher: Paris : Vve Lepetit, an XII = 1804. Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Premier voyage de James Cook... [with] Second voyage de James Cook... [with] Troisième voyage de James Cook... bound as a set from the "Bibliothèque Portative des Voyages"

      Paris: Lepetit, 1804. (1 plate misbound in the wrong volume, some with 2 to a sheet), old library stamps to verso of half-titles, the first text volume with an old worm-hole slightly affecting many of the pages;. 15 volumes, duodecimo, each voyage with 4 text volumes and accompanying atlas, with a total of 3 large folding maps and 72 folding plates; a most appealing set in contemporary French red quarter morocco, beautifully gilt, coat-of-arms to front boards. Rare. A most appealing set of the complete voyages of Cook in a lovely French contemporary binding with gilt-embossed arms to the boards. Although printed in a very small "portable" format, the maps and plates are masterpieces of their kind, having sympathetically reduced the original views to a fraction of their size.Forbes, in a good note in his Hawaiian National Bibliography, describes the rather complicated bibliographical details of the work, noting particularly that while each of the voyage accounts were issued under the umbrella title of Bibliothèque Portative des Voyages, that it is evident that buyers could buy any of the separate voyages separately (indeed the Bibliothèque Portative was clearly a very extensive work, ultimately running to dozens of titles).Apart from being very good examples of their kind, the bindings here clearly also show that this set was always meant to form a coherent whole, as the original owner has the three voyages of Cook bound sequentially.Forbes only lists a total of five copies, one at the Mitchell Library and a further four in North America.

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

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

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        Lettres à Émile, sur la Mythologie.

      Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard. XIII 1804 - 6 parts in 3 vols. 18mo. (14.5 x 9 cm). Contemporary binding by Bozérian of full red straight grained morocco, gilt decorated, sides bordered with roll-tooled foliate design within double fillet panels, spines with gilt ruled panels, gilt lettering and repeated floral tool. Signed on spine at foot of the first volume. A very pretty copy. 36 full page engraved plates by Moreau, plus portrait by Gaucher after Ducreux. This edition is normally not illustrated but here the plates, first published in the 1809 edition also by Renouard, have been included - apparently , not an uncommon practice chez Renouard. (See Cohen pp.283-5) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Description of the plates, representing the itinerant traders of London in their ordinary costume : with notices of the remarkable places given in the background [bound with part of] Modern London being the history and present state of the British Metropolis

      London: Richard Phillips, no date (1804 and 1805). First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (10 x 8.25 inches). Unpaginated, 31 leaves of letterpress descriptions of trades, printed to one side only. 31 hand-coloured copper engraved plates (1804, after William Marshall Craig). [Originally issued to accompany R. Phillips's Modern London, being the history and present state of the British metropolis]. Bound in with pp.475-501 from Modern London [not so named], 1805, with b/w engraved folding plate (a panoramic view of London from Greenwich) [frontis in original book], with a further 18 b/w plates (of 21), hors-texte [NOT including map of London]. Half morocco gilt, a little rubbed, marked creased. Textblock, including plates, a little spotted, somewhat marked, splashed, fingermarks, a few old paper repairs, the most extensive being to the letterpress description of 'Strawberries', which once had a long closed tear. Chip to fore-edge of letterpress to 'Baskets', not touching text, old repair with paper. Part of lower edge of letterpress description of 'Milk' torn away and old repair with paper, not affecting text. The b/w plates are dated 1804. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Historical Pastime or a New Game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third

      London: John Harris and John Wallis, 1804. Hand-coloured engraved game, 560 X 520mm., dissected into 12 sections, laid on linen, folded, preserved in publisher's slipcase (worn), 1803; together with Rules and Directions for Playing the Historical Pastime; or New Game... John Harris and John Wallis, 1804, 12mo, publisher's paper wrappers, orig. printed label on upper cover. "Like all these "Historical Pastimes", it follows a snail-shell type of track composed of a large number of small circles, with the exception of the "Jubilee" game, running clockwise until the centre is reached. It has 157 circles and terminates in an oval portrait of King George III."—Whitehouse. Whitehouse, p. 27.

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        Landreise aus Ostindien nach Europa, unternommen im Jahre 1797, auf einem wenig besuchten und wenig bekannten Wege, durch die asiatische und europ„ische Trkey, Siebenbrgen, Ungarn und Teutschland. ANGEBUNDEN: Degrandpres: Reise nach der westlichen Kste von Afrika, oder dem K"nigreiche Loango, in den Jahren 1786 und 1787. Aus dem Franz"sischen bersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel.

      Berlin und Hamburg ; 1804 - 2 Teile in 1 Band; (8) 170, Seiten 171-300 Seiten mit 1 Karte [fr Jackson] und 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 Karte [fr Degrandpres]; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit handgeschr. Rckentitel (Einband gering bestoáen, Stempel auf beiden Reihentiteln; gutes, fleckenloses Exemplar) Reihe: Archiv der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Fnfter [5.] Band = Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Siebenzehnter [17.] Band. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A dictionary of the Persian and Arabic languages.

      Calcutta, S. Greenway, India Gazette Press, 1804-1806.. Two volumes. (v), iv, 570 pp. (ii), 921 pp. (1 blank). With 2 title-pages using decorated and shaded roman and italic capitals and decorated swelled rules. Set in roman, italic and Arabic type (nashk for the Arabic and nastaliq for the Persian). A very good set attractively bound in twentieth century calf.. First and only edition of a rare and very extensive dictionary of Persian and Arabic, giving definitions in English: a remarkably early example of printing in these languages in Calcutta and one of the earliest books printed anywhere in one of the best early Arabic types in the nastaliq style, favoured for Persian. Each entry in the dictionary begins with the Arabic word in nashk or Persian word in nastaliq, followed by a transliteration in italic and the definition in English, set in roman type. The Mughal Empire promoted Persian as the language of culture in India in the 16th century and it remained until officially replaced by English in 1832. Many Islamic and Armenian Christian merchants in the international trading centres of India and the East Indies also used Persian as a lingua franca. The present dictionary includes Arabic words not for communication in Arabic but because they were often used as loan words in Persian, so the Persian and Arabic words appear in a single alphabetical series. The preliminaries show alphabets of the nashk and nastaliq types side by side for comparison to help the beginner distinguish the Arabic from the Persian words. The book was intended for practical use by merchants of the British East India Company and other English speakers in India, the East Indies and perhaps also in Iran. Joseph Barretto junior (ca. 1776?-1824) was born in Calcutta to an Indian mother and a wealthy Portuguese merchant father. Joseph Barretto senior (1750-1824?) came to Calcutta from Macau in 1775 and served as Calcutta agent for his family's insurance firm before setting up on his own in 1806. Joseph junior appears to have married his cousin Rozalin, daughter of Luis Barretto de Souza, around 1798. He was granted arms in 1813 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in London in 1818, whereupon he presented the Society with the present dictionary and his 1806 Persian and Arabic dictionary in the Persian language (Shums-ool-loghat, or A dictionary of the Persian and Arabic languages, sometimes confused with the present volume 2). Joseph junior was a partner in his father's firm, which traded as Joseph Barretto and sons from at least 1817 and financed many East India Company ventures. In 1820 Lord Viscount Torrington noted that efforts to get Joseph junior a seat in parliament "had only been defeated because of Barretto's skin colour" and Barretto tried unsuccessfully to get one of "the Company's seats" in the House of Commons in 1821. After Joseph junior's death his son Luis Joseph was a partner in the firm, but it collapsed in 1828. We wonder if references to Joseph senior's death in 1824 result from confusion with Joseph junior. Printing in Arabic was much more common than printing in Persian, and Arabic books usually used the nashk style of Arabic script most common in Arabic manuscripts. Most early printed books in Persian therefore usually used the nashk Arabic types, sometimes with additional sorts, even though the nastaliq (or talik) style of Arabic script was generally preferred in Persian manuscripts. The fluid forms of the nastaliq probably made it more difficult to render in type as well. The Propaganda Fide in Rome had published an Alphabetum Persicum [ 1633?], the first known work printed in nastaliq Arabic type, but their printing for missionary work did not satisfy the needs of merchants and others trading with Persian-speakers and for many years no other press had nastailq type. Charles Wilkins, printer to the British East India Company at Calcutta, therefore produced a nastaliq type for Francis Balfour, The forms of Herkern, Calcutta, 1781, and Balfour's preface seems to suggest it was the first nastaliq type outside the Propaganda Fide, though he does not mention that press by name. Although we have not been able to directly compare the type of the present book with other early examples, it appears not to match Wilkins's and appears to match the Paragon (about 20 point) nastaliq of the London typefounder Vincent Figgins, cut under the direction of William Owseley, the first nastaliq used in England. Owseley's 1797 advertisement shows one line of the new type in preparation, Figgins issued a specimen of it in 1800 and Owseley's book set in the type appeared in 1801. This identification is supported by the fact that most of the present book's decorated and shaded titling capitals appear in Figgins's 1801 specimen. The printers of the present dictionary, used to newspapers and short books, became confused with their quire signatures. They more or less followed an eccentric system of their own, but with frequent irregularities. The present copy is clearly complete, however, and the pagination is more or less regular. - With a small hole in 1 leaf of volume 2 affecting 3 words of the text, a few small restorations in the preliminaries, and small and mostly marginal tears in about 5 leaves. Otherwise in good condition, with an occasional even smaller hole not touching or barely touching the text, minor browning along the edges of some leaves and a page number or quire signature very slightly shaved in 2 or 3 leaves. A pioneering dictionary for English merchants (mostly from the East India Company) trading with Persian-speakers. - COPAC (7 copies). Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 108 (1818), p. 527. Jürg Vater, Litteratur der Grammatiken (1847), p. 25. WorldCat (4 copies). not in Schnurrer. For Greenway: Graham Shaw, Printing in Calcutta, p. 50.

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        Mem]oires sur la Louisiane et la Nouvelle-Orléans, accompagnes d'une dissertation sur les avantages que le commerce de l'Empire doit tirer de la stipulation fait par l'article VII du trait de cession du 30 Avril 1803

      1804 - Later 19th-century marbled wrappers. Library label on front cover from Shwartz Historical Library. Minor rubbing and edge wear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Loss to portions of thirteen leaves, affecting some text, reinforced with tape, dust-soiling to titlepage, dampstaining to some leaves toward the end of the text. Lacking pp.19-30. A battered copy of a great rarity. An extraordinarily rare account of travels in Louisiana, the Mississippi Valley, and the Illinois-Ohio country, especially interesting in that the travels practically coincide with the Louisiana Purchase. The work has been attributed to either Wante or G. Boucher de la Richardiere. "The author - whoever he was - travelled extensively throughout the lower Mississippi Valley" - Howes. "There is also much on the Illinois-Ohio country, but the body of the work has to do with the Louisiana Cession" - Eberstadt. Incomplete, but quite rare, as Howes accorded it a "b" rating. The great Simon Shwartz library of Louisiana material had a copy, sold for $15 in 1926, in blue morocco with an inked name on the titlepage. This is perhaps an additional Shwartz copy not auctioned at the time. The only other copy we can find any record of selling is the one listed by the Eberstadts in 1953. Eberstadt 132:412; Howes, W87, "b."; Sabin, 101246; Shwartz Sale, 622. viii,18,31-176pp. plus folding table [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Contes à rire ou nouvelles récréations françaises

      à Paris: Chez les marchands de nouveautés, 1804. Fine. Chez les marchands de nouveautés, à Paris 1804, 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9x14,5cm), 136 ; 128pp. et 132 ; 138pp., deux volumes reliés. - New edition, corrected and augmented. Half calf iced caramel later (1850). Back tooled raised. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in brown morocco. Nice set. Excellent condition. Series of humorous and satirical tales of everyday life. The first edition of Tales laughing appeared in 1681 (2 parts by volume), a third volume appeared in 1762, a fourth volume was added to this edition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée. Reliures en demi veau glacé caramel postérieur (1850). Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin brun. Jolie série. Excellent état. Série de contes humoristiques et satiriques de la vie quotidienne. La première édition de Contes à rire parut en 1681 (2 parties en un volume), un troisième volume parut en 1762, un quatrième volume a été ajouté pour cette édition.

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        Bäume und Sträucher mit sitzender Figur.

      - Federlithographie, 1804, auf grauem Bütten. 31:22,2 cm. Literatur: F. Man: Anfänge der Künstlerlithographie in England, 84. 1806 bei Gg.J. Vollweider, London, erschienen. – Inkunabel der Lithographie! Obwohl die Erfindung der Lithographie in Deutschland beheimatet ist, war es der von A. Senefelder (1771-1834) 1801 in London eingerichteten und von J.A. André (1775-1842) geleiteten Filiale vorbehalten, als erste das neue Medium ausschließlich für den künstlerischen Steindruck entwickelt zu haben. Zu den ersten in dieser Technik in England arbeitenden Künstlern gehörte auch Havell. André verkaufte die Steindruckerei an Gg. J. Vollweider, bei dem die hier beschriebene Lithographie erschienen ist.

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        Klage eines Maedchens auf dem Grabe ihrer Freundinn". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - Titel, 9 SS. Qu.-Folio. Vertonung von Ludwig Höltys "Lied eines Mädchens auf den Tod ihrer Gespielin" ("Vier trübe Monden sind entflohn") für Singstimme und Cembalobegleitung. - Der in Prag bei Georg Joseph Vogler ausgebildete Weber, der zuvor Philosophie, Theologie und Jus studiert hatte, wirkte vor allem als gefragter Klavierpädagoge. Ab etwa 1804 dirigierte er die Konzerte eines Prager Dilettantenorchesters, später die des neugegründeten Prager Konservatoriums, zu dessen Direktor er 1811 von den böhmischen Ständen ernannt wurde. 1839 wurde er außerdem zum Direktor der 1830 gegründeten Prager Orgelschule berufen, wodurch er praktisch die einflussreichste Einzelgestalt der tschechischen Musikpädagogik seiner Zeit wurde. Sein musikalischer Stil stand hauptsächlich unter dem Einfluss Mozarts, den er während dessen Prager Periode persönlich kannte: "His own music never progressed beyond the 18th-century style that one can call 'imitation Mozart'. Most of his works may be regarded as lightweight, [and his] reactionary attitude has caused his subsequent eclipse" (New Grove XX, 265). In seinen Kompositionen erwies er sich vor allem in der Behandlung der Blechbläser als innovativ. Obwohl er Beethovens Musik ablehnte, war er gegenüber Wagner, den er 1832 persönlich traf, enthusiastisch. - Im Rand stellenweise etwas fleckig. Provenienz: Vom Komponisten am Titel gewidmet "für Joh. Pfaffenberger". Ende des 18. Jhs. in der Sammlung Dr. Theodor Wiedemann (1833-97, Kirchenhistoriker und Chefredakteur der "Linzer Zeitung") mit seinem gedr. Etikett am Titel montiert. Selten; kein Autograph im Handel der letzten 40 Jahre nachweisbar.

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        Praktische Anleitung zur Aufführung, Wiederherrstellung und Erhaltung bequemer und das Commerz befördernder Landstraßen

      Wien, bey J.V. Degen, 1804.. viii+183 Seiten, dabei 3 Tafeln auf 2 großen Faltkupfertafeln +5 ausklappbare Tabellen 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebunden, Originaleinband, Halbleder, mit verstärkten Ecken, goldgeprägter Titel, außen leicht beschabt, Bibliotheksstempel oben auf der Titelseite und unten auf der letzten Seite, sonst in gutem Zustand. BR5F4 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei.

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        "Klage eines Maedchens auf dem Grabe ihrer Freundinn". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. Titel, 9 SS. Qu.-Folio.. Vertonung von Ludwig Höltys "Lied eines Mädchens auf den Tod ihrer Gespielin" ("Vier trübe Monden sind entflohn") für Singstimme und Cembalobegleitung. - Der in Prag bei Georg Joseph Vogler ausgebildete Weber, der zuvor Philosophie, Theologie und Jus studiert hatte, wirkte vor allem als gefragter Klavierpädagoge. Ab etwa 1804 dirigierte er die Konzerte eines Prager Dilettantenorchesters, später die des neugegründeten Prager Konservatoriums, zu dessen Direktor er 1811 von den böhmischen Ständen ernannt wurde. 1839 wurde er außerdem zum Direktor der 1830 gegründeten Prager Orgelschule berufen, wodurch er praktisch die einflussreichste Einzelgestalt der tschechischen Musikpädagogik seiner Zeit wurde. Sein musikalischer Stil stand hauptsächlich unter dem Einfluss Mozarts, den er während dessen Prager Periode persönlich kannte: "His own music never progressed beyond the 18th-century style that one can call 'imitation Mozart'. Most of his works may be regarded as lightweight, [and his] reactionary attitude has caused his subsequent eclipse" (New Grove XX, 265). In seinen Kompositionen erwies er sich vor allem in der Behandlung der Blechbläser als innovativ. Obwohl er Beethovens Musik ablehnte, war er gegenüber Wagner, den er 1832 persönlich traf, enthusiastisch. - Im Rand stellenweise etwas fleckig. Provenienz: Vom Komponisten am Titel gewidmet "für Joh. Pfaffenberger". Ende des 18. Jhs. in der Sammlung Dr. Theodor Wiedemann (1833-97, Kirchenhistoriker und Chefredakteur der "Linzer Zeitung") mit seinem gedr. Etikett am Titel montiert. Selten; kein Autograph im Handel der letzten 40 Jahre nachweisbar.

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        Killader's Tomb, Ouscottah

      London.: Edward Orme.. Dated in the plate 1804. A later edition, ca. 1834.. Aquatint engraving, handcolored, 11 x 13 5/8 (neatline of print) on sheet 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Very good condition. A beautifully executed aquatint from the series "Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore" by James Hunter first published in "A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India" by Francis William Blagdon in 1805 (the engraving is dated on the plate June 4 1804). This copy is from a subsequent edition, the sheet watermarked "Whatman Turkey Mill 1834" (see Abbey, #425). .

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        Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government With a Concise History of English Law

      London: Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], 1804. Early 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges and pastedowns, all edges gilt, quite rubbed, else a good, large-paper (20.5x26.5mm) copy One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings

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        Reise nach Aegypten [Žgypten] und Bemerkungen ber verschiedene Gegenst„nde w„hrend des dreij„hrigen Aufenthalts der Franz"sischen Armee in diesem Lande (1798 bis 1801) gesammelt von A. G.d. Mit einer Einleitung, Anmerkungen und Zus„tzen herausgegeben von Theophil Friedrich Ehrmann.

      Weimar Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs ; 1804 - (EA); ca 20x12 cm; (2) LXII (4), 604 Seiten mit 1 gef. Karte (diese in unauff„lliger Kopie); Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rckenschild (Einband leicht bestoáen, Buchrcken etwas fleckig; Karte in KOPIE, v"llig unauff„llig auf gelblichem Papier) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Works of Alexander Pope, The

      1804-06. A Fine Set of PopeFrom the Library of Lord NorthwickPOPE, Alexander. The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. A New edition. Adorned with plates. Eighteen volumes bound in nine, Complete. London: Printed for F.J. Du Roveray, By T. Bensley, 1804-1805-1806.Nine octavo volumes (8 13/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 224 x 139 mm.). Twenty-four fine engraved plates by J.S. Müller, G. Grignion, Ant. Walker, C. Mosely, and Ravenet after S. Wale, F. Hayman, and N. Blakey.Contemporary polished calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spines with four double raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt in compartments, two red morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. From the library of Lord Northwick with his Armorial bookplate on each front paste-down.A very fine set of Du Roveray's finely printed and illustrated edition of the works of Alexander Pope.Contents:Volume I: Life of PopeVolume II: The Poetical WorksVolume III: An Essay on Criticism, etc.Volume IV: Sappho to Phaon, etc.Volume V: Satires; Epistles & MiscellaniesVolume VI: The DunciadVolumes VII-XII: The Iliad of Homer (in 24 books)Volumes XIII-XVIII: The Odyssey of Homer (in 24 books) [and] Homer's Battle of the Frogs and MiceAlexander Pope (1688-1744), ?"English poet and satirist, literary dictator of his age and regarded as the epitome of English Neoclassicism…[His] best-known works include An Essay on Criticism [1711], which made him famous at the age of twenty-three; The Rape of the Lock [1714, a mock-heroic poem often considered the best in the English language]…translations of the Iliad [1720] and the Odyssey [1726]; an edition of Shakespeare (1725); The Dunciad [1728, the ?'dunce-epic,?' a satire in heroic couplets]…and An Essay on Man [1733-1734, his best-known poem, written in heroic couplets]?" (Benét?'s Reader?'s Encyclopedia).

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        Geografisk och ekonomisk beskrifning om Kemi Lappmark i Vesterbottens höfdingdöme.

      Med geografisk karta, på Bergs-rådet Friherre S. G. Hermelins anmodan, författad af Göran Wahlenberg. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Carl Delén, 1804. 4:o. 75,(1) s. + utvikbar kolorerad karta. Samtida marmorerat pappomslag, nött rygg med liten bit borta vid ryggens huvud. Dedikation på främre omslags insida "Till BruksPatron Herr C. Fr. Geijer ödmjukast öfverlemnad af författaren". Samtida anteckningar med sidhänvisning, tre rader, på främre omslags insida. 21 rader anteckningar på bakre omslags insida. 26,5 x 21 cm

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        Memorie storiche della Repubblica di San Marino raccolte dal cav. Melchiorre Delfico cittadino della medesima

      Tipografia di Francesco Sonzogno di Gio. Battista Librajo e Stampatore, Milano 1804 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fregi e titolo oro al dorso (ds. e margini un po usurati). Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Ottimi interni salvo due fascicoli ingialliti. Buon esemplare nel complesso. Edizione originale. Lozzi, 4728-29. 8vo (cm. 24 cm.), 264 pp , LXXVII(1) pp, 1 c.nn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A letter to the Right Honorable the Earl Poulett, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of His Majesty's County of Somerset, Knight of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle, a Lord of His Majesty's Bed-Chamber, and Colonel of the First and Second Regiments of Somerset Militia, &c. &c. &c. &c. from T.S. Champneys, Esq

      Frome, printed by Crockers. [1804]. 8vo., 55 + (1)pp., including the half-title, bound in late 20th century quarter leather over marbled boards. A very good copy. First edition, privately printed. Apparently very rare: not in COPAC nor in BL. Not in Bristol City libraries. [bound with], Substance of a speech, delivered by T.S. Champneys, Esq. late Lieut. Colonel Commandant of the Selwood Forest Legion, to the Corps, on his resignation of the command, Monday, March 12th 1804.> Frome, Printed at the desire of the Corps. By Crockers. [1804]. 8vo., 17 + (1)pp. A very good copy. First edition, privately printed. Apparently very rare: not in COPAC nor in BL. Not in Bristol City libraries. [bound with], Facts, attending the prosecution of Thomas Swymmer Champneys, Esq. one of the Magistrates of the County of Somerset, for an alleged assault and false imprisonment: preferred by Thomas West: with introductory observations.> Bristol: printed by Joseph Routh, Narrow Wine Street. 1815. 8vo., 33 + (1)pp., probably wanting a half-title, a few leaves lightly stained else a good copy. First edition, privately printed. Apparently very rare: not in COPAC nor in BL. Not in Bristol City libraries. A collection of three rare pamphlets which together illustrate the ups and downs of the Swymmer/Champneys family. Based at Orchardleigh, near Frome, the family's wealth was founded on the slave trade and extensive property holdings in the West Indies. T.S. Champneys was a J.P., a D.L. for the County of Somerset, and, in 1804 at least, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the Selwood Forest Legion, Volunteer Cavalry and Infantry. His downfall was completed in the 1820s, by which time he had squandered what was left of the family's fortune, and when he ended up in the insolvent debtors court which declared his the largest amount of debt ever filed in the court since its establishment in 1813, with debts and liabilities upwards of £429,000. The prosecution of Champneys for unpaid debt in 1814/15 vividly illustrates the deteriorating reputation of a once highly regarded Somerset/Bristol family. Thomas Swymmer Champneys (1769-1839) succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Champneys of Orchardleigh, Somerset, on the death of his father in July 1821. In 1831 his name was legally changed to Thomas Swymmer Mostyn-Champneys.

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        The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria, Displayed in Fifty Coloured Engravings; with descriptions, and an introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq. Costumes des Etats Hereditaires de la Maison d'Autriche, consistant en cinquante gravures coloriées; dont les description, ainsi que l'introduction, ont été rédigées par M. Bertrand de Moleville

      London: William Miller, 1804. First edition.. Hardcover. Large 4to. (14 x 10.5 inches). pp.iv. Fifty engraved plates with original hand colouring (complete as list) with descriptions in French and English, printed to both sides on unnumbered pages. Title pages in French and English. A.e.g. Contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco gilt, a little rubbed and scuffed. Light scattered spotting, fingermarks. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Text in English and French. Very heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Essays on Physiognomy. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind. Written in the German Language by John Caspar Lavater and Translated into English by Thomas Holcroft. Second Edition. Illustrated by Four Hundred and Eighteen Engravings. To Which are Added, One Hundred Physiognomical Rules . and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Compiled principally from the Life of Lavater, written by his Son-in-Law G. Gessner.

      London: Printed by C. Whittingham for H. D. Symonds, 1804 - 3 volumes in 4, tall octavo (232 x 139 mm). Near contemporary red half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Bookplate of Vane Londonderry to front pastedowns. Extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, boards slightly scuffed, light tanning to margins of plates; a couple of puncture marks to rear board of Volume I. An excellent set. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and numerous engravings throughout. Second edition in English of this work by Lavater, "the last of the descriptive physiognomists" (Garrison & Morton). Most prized for the remarkably range of illustrative engravings, portraits of historical and contemporary notabilities – including Goethe, a friend of Lavater's, Socrates, Locke, Samuel Johnson, Bach, George Washington, Diderot, Wren, & Voltaire – drawn as examples of the "psychological" or emotional interpretation of physical features. The illustration of the volumes was supervised by Lavater's friend Henry Fuseli - described by Lavater as "one of the greatest imaginations in Rome everything in extremes hurricane and tempest" - and employed the talents of Fuseli himself, Chodowiecki, Thomas Holloway, Bartolozzi and William Blake, with four of the engravings being signed by Blake. Includes the famous plate of "madness", "a real scene in the Hospital of St. Spirito at Rome." An attractively bound set of this defence of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Hunter & MacAlpine). Bentley, "Blake Books" 481; Garrison & Morton 154; see Hunter & MacAlpine p.712; Keynes 102; Lowndes 1321, "a sumptuous edition"; Osler 3178; Wellcome III, 45

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        View of the Climate and Soil of the United States of America: to Which Are Annexed Some Accounts of Florida, the French Colony of the Scioto, Certain Canadian Colonies, and the Savages or Natives

      London: C. Mercier, J. Johnson. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1804. First Edition. 3/4 Leather. First edition in English, also first English edition. Three-quarter black leather with gilt imprint over marbled paper boards. Rubbed and bumped corners and edges with gilt on spine bands worn. Soiling on speckled edges. Endpapers have light soil. Two plates and two folding maps as called for, with some wear spots at map corners. Errata page at rear. Maps are of the North American continent and the United States at the time. The French author's account of his three years of travel in the US, with an emphasis on environmental conditions of interest to prospective emigrants. He includes observations on many phenomena such as lake effects and the effects of deforestation in areas. Also included are a basic Miami vocabulary and views of Niagara Falls. Volney's time in the US was cut short by being accused of spying for the French. Howes V141. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 503 pp .

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        Essays on Physiognomy

      London: Printed by C. Whittingham for H. D. Symonds,, 1804. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind. Written in the German Language by John Caspar Lavater and Translated into English by Thomas Holcroft. Second Edition. Illustrated by Four Hundred and Eighteen Engravings. To Which are Added, One Hundred Physiognomical Rules ... and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Compiled principally from the Life of Lavater, written by his Son-in-Law G. Gessner. 3 volumes in 4, tall octavo (232 x 139 mm). Near contemporary red half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and numerous engravings throughout. Bookplate of Vane Londonderry to front pastedowns. Extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, boards slightly scuffed, light tanning to margins of plates; a couple of puncture marks to rear board of Volume I. An excellent set. Second edition in English of this work by Lavater, "the last of the descriptive physiognomists" (Garrison & Morton). Most prized for the remarkably range of illustrative engravings, portraits of historical and contemporary notabilities ?- including Goethe, a friend of Lavater's, Socrates, Locke, Samuel Johnson, Bach, George Washington, Diderot, Wren, & Voltaire ?- drawn as examples of the "psychological" or emotional interpretation of physical features. The illustration of the volumes was supervised by Lavater's friend Henry Fuseli - described by Lavater as "one of the greatest imaginations in Rome … everything in extremes … hurricane and tempest" - and employed the talents of Fuseli himself, Chodowiecki, Thomas Holloway, Bartolozzi and William Blake, with four of the engravings being signed by Blake. Includes the famous plate of "madness", "a real scene in the Hospital of St. Spirito at Rome." An attractively bound set of this defence of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Hunter & MacAlpine).

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        Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Santa Catalina de 1804, celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria [Junto con:] Junta Particular de 26 de Noviembre de 1803 y Generales Extraordinarias desde dicho día hasta las Ordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1804, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Mayo 1804

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1804. Todo en un volúmen en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., 164 pp. + 141 pp. + 163-68 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel "Minutas de 1804".

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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 complilation 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 Francois-Jean-Gabriel de La Porte du Theil (1742-1815), with a handwritten note on the first endpaper. - GAL II, 132.

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        Le notti romane. Edizione per la prima volta compiuta

      Vincenzo Poggioli, Roma 1804 - Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. (lievi segni di usura ai margini dei piatti). Arrossature su poche carte ma buon esemplare. Prima edizione completa, stampata con grande cura tipografica. Precedentemente erano state pubblicate le prime tre delle sei Notti che compongono l opera. Le sei tavole di gusto neoclassico sono incise all acquatinta da Giuseppe Camporesi su disegni di Felice Giani (per le prime tre Notti) e da Bernardino Olivieri su disegni di Cristoforo Malagricci (per le altri Notti). Rossetti, 11308; Gamba, 2684; Brunet, V, 1147: Ouvrage classé parmi les bons écrits en prose de la langue italienne . 4to (cm. 26,8), V-(3)255(1) pp. con 6 tavv. f.t. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de D. Quixote de la Mancha (6 Volumes)

      Madrid, Spain: Imprenta de Vega, 1804. As. Full Leather. Very Good. [30], 336, [5]; 3-352, [3]; 7-336, [1]; [6], 11-365, [3]; 3-393, [3]; 3-365, xcv [Vida de Miguel de Cervantes] pp. 16mo. Full brown leather boards with burgundy leather patch title with gold embossed titling to spine of each volume, gold embossed rules. Light overall wear from age, but quite very clean, all hinges tight with no cracking. Small bookseller label on front pastedown of Volume 1. Age toning to text, but quite clean overall, engraved full page illustrations throughout the volumes.

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        Traité de Fortification Souterraine,

      Paris: Levrault, Schoell et Cie. & Magimel,, 1804. suivi de Quatre Mémoires sur les Mines; par le Chef de Bataillon du Génie Mouzé, Ancien Commandant de Mineurs. Quarto (260 × 199 mm) Contemporary French sprinkled calf, rebacked with the majority of the original spine laid down, the rest skilfully regilt to match, red morocco label, flat spine, compartments gilt with large rayed lozenge tool centred on a floral roundel, attractive "paraph" corner-pieces, quadruple fillet gilt panel to the boards, floral gilt edge-roll, marbled endpapers, large gilt supralibros of the "U.S. Military Academy, West-Point". 20 folding engraved plates at the rear, half-title bound in. Overall a little rubbed, and judiciously restored, light browning, largely marginal, and a scatter of pale foxing, overall very good. First edition of this influential work of practical military engineering, this copy with the pencilled ownership inscription of Joseph Gardner Swift, the first graduate of West Point and its second superintendent, to the title page. Swift was appointed a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists at Newport, RI on 12 May 1800, transferring to West Point in October 1801; "On March 16, 1802, the United States Military Academy was formally established to provide for the training of cadets at that place, instead of with their several organizations as formerly … Swift and one other, commissioned second lieutenants on Oct. 12, 1802, are regarded as the first graduating class" (DAB). He advanced rapidly, "the rapid expansion of the tiny American army gave Swift correspondingly rapid promotion", becoming colonel and chief engineer of the army, and de facto superintendent, or commanding officer, of West Point in 1812 at the age of 28. In the field for the abortive invasion of Canada in 1813, the following year he was brevetted brigadier-general for his services and placed "in charge of the fortifications of the city of New York". When the government introduced the French engineer Simon Bernard as head of the Board of Engineers, in charge of all practical fortification work, Swift continued in his role as superintendent of West Point for two years before"finding the situation intolerable he resigned from the army". He continued as surveyor of the port of New York until 1826, subsequently being employed as chief engineer of several railroads, and from 1829 to 1845 "he was a civil engineer in government service, in charge of harbour improvement on the Great Lakes … He was perhaps the first American engineer of distinction whose training was acquired wholly in the United States". It would certainly seem that this French-bound copy of Mouzé, with its imposed West Point supralibros, is one of the thousand French books acquired by Sylvanus Thayer - Swift's successor as superintendent in 1817, and widely recognised as "the Father of West Point" for his programme of modernisation - during his extensive government-sponsored "tour of study in France" (Gat, The Development of Military Thought: the Nineteenth Century, p18). Under Thayer "the academy was thoroughly reorganised … with a view to making it the seedbed of an increasingly professional, though miniature army". Swift died at Geneva, N.Y. in 1865, this book evidently passed to his son Commodore Jonathan Williams Swift - named for Swift's predecessor as superintendent of West Point - and was presented to Hobart College Library by his widow in 1890, the presentation recorded on a bookplate to the front pastedown. The connections to Swift and to Thayer imbue this volume with the strongest possible associations to the foundation of America's premier Military college.

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française Convention nationale Assembl

      Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1804. Fine. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris 1804-1806-1813, in-16 (9,5x14,5cm), (4) cxxxvj; 327pp. et (4) 481pp. ; xvij et (6) cxliv ; 315pp. et (4) 394pp. ; ccxvj ; 16pp. et xlvj (2) 456pp. et (4) 430pp., 6 volumes. - Binders of the time in half red morocco long grain. Back smooth decorated with nets, lace and gold jewels. Red paper boards. Some foxing, otherwise good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales (exception pour le premier volume paru initialement en 1792), illustrées de 6 gravures de Moreau en frontispice et de 10 planches (certaines ne sont pas signées). Les six volumes sont distribués comme suit : Assemblée Législative (1 vol.). Convention Nationale (2 vol). Directoire exécutif (2 vol.). Assemblée Constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstances (par J. P. Rabaut, 1 vol.). Reliures de l'époque en demi maroquin rouge à grain long. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés. Plats de papier rouge. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bon exemplaire. Le travail commencé par Rabaut sur la Révolution française fut continué par Lacretelle, celui-ci fut en effet guillotiné en 1793 et Lacretelle, historien, hostile à la Convention, poursuivit son projet en prison. Il fut par ailleurs l'un des premiers à se rallier aux Bourbons en 1814. Des tableaux chonologiques des événements remarquables sont présents en début ou fin de volumes.

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        Ueber den Ursprung und die vornehmsten Schicksale der Orden der Rosenkreuzer und Freymaurer. Eine historisch-kritische Untersuchung.

      Göttingen, Röwer, 1804. - 8°. XII, 418 SS., 1 Bl. Pappe d. Zt. mit Rückenfileten und Rückenschild Kloß 2688; Taute 268; Wolfstieg 42186. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. "Erweiterung einer 1802 in Göttingen gehaltenen Vorlesung" (Wolfstieg) - "Erschien zuerst 1803 lateinisch und wurde 1824 ins Englische übersetzt. Geistreiche, aber unhaltbare histor. Combination; seiner Zeit von Bedeutung und noch jetzt anregend und belehrend" (Taute). - Der Philosoph Johann Gottlieb Buhle (1763–1821) war Professor in Göttingen, Moskau und Brunswick. Zu seinen wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen zählt das "Handbuch der Geschichte der Philosophie" (1796-1804). - Einband etwas gerbogen, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschild mit Einriss, Spiegel mit altem Vermerk, Titel verso mit altem, privatem Stempel, nur vereinzelt wenig fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SCRITTORI CLASSICI ITALIANI DI ECONOMIA POLITICA. Parte moderna. Tomo I ( - XLI).

      Nella stamperia e fonderia G. G. Destefanis 1804 41 voll. in 8, pp. 350 - 400 cad. Elegante cart. ottocentesca. Rispetto all'opera completa, mancano i 7 voll. relativi alla parte antica, il vol. di supplemento e quello di indice che qui vengono forniti in edizione anastatica. Raccolta celebre, curata dal Barone Custodi che per la prima volta raccolse in un unico corpus tutti (o quasi) gli scrittori italiani di economia politica, corredati di notizie bio - bibliografiche ad opera del curatore. Raro e in perfette condizioni. Bibl. Einaudi, 5193; Kress, B. 4730. ITA

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        Propositions sur la doctrine d'Hippocrate, relativement a la médecine-pratique

      Paris: Didot jeune, 1804. Laennec, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe (1781-1826). Propositions sur la doctrine d?Hippocrate, relativement ? la médecine-pratique . . . 4to. 39pp. Paris: Didot jeune, An XII (1804). 247 x 195 mm. Later half calf gilt, paste paper boards, slight edgewear. Fine. From the library of Meyer Friedman (1910-2001), with his bookplate. First Edition, and very rare, of Laennec?s thesis. Laennec, best known as the inventor of the stethoscope, obtained his medical degree from the Ecole de Médecine de Paris with in 1804 with his thesis, titled ?Propositions on Hippocratic doctrine relative to practical medicine.? He had originally planned to write his medical thesis on the ?new science? of clinical pathology that had arisen in Paris in the late eighteenth century, but decided instead to interpret Hippocratic medical writings in the light of these recent developments in medicine. ?Laennec?s unorthodox thesis claimed that Hippocrates, who, as far as anyone can tell had never performed a human autopsy in his hypothetical life, could be read as a positivistic advocate of pathological anatomy, a venerable critic of Pinel?s nosology, and a hoary partisan of the twin thesis of Bayle and Buisson . . . Laennec?s thesis has attracted the attention of historians of philologists alike, not only because it offered the enchanting example of one ?great man? looking at another, but because it contained an unusual interpretation of Hippocratic texts that has been described as an ?uneasy reconciliation? of ancient wisdom with the new Paris medicine? (Duffin, To See with a Better Eye: A Life of R. T. H. Laennec, pp. 49-50). This copy is from the library of cardiologist and book collector Meyer Friedman, best known for his book, Type A Behavior and Your Heart (1984).

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        "Panoramic Picture of Boulogne..." Print Made During the Napoleonic Wars Showing Napoleon's Preparations for the Invasion of England. J.T. Serres, 1804

      Folio sheet 13 x 16 1/2 inches, hand colored. Serres was a well-know English marine painter who, in this example, played upon England's obsessive fear of a cross-channel invasion by France. All sorts of schemes were imagined and presented to a titillated public, including balloons, barges, and giant rafts. The fantasy invasion pictured here is a little more mundane. Examples in black and white exist in several institutions. This one has contemporary hand coloring. "In 1804 Serres tried his hand a panorama painting, with a 150-foot, nearly circular view of Boulogne showing Napoleon's preparations for the invasion of England... The panorama was exhibited to the public at the Great Rooms, Spring Gardens. Serres published a circular key, evidently intended to be seen from above, which shows that spectators viewed the panorama from one side of the circle standing on a reproduction of the stern gallery of Rear Admiral Louis' flagship." - Tracy, "Britannia's Palette", p. 239. This circular key shows local features, military emplacements, and such strategically important items as "The Explosion... prepared for Action, and making signal that 26 of the enemy's vessels are getting under Weigh." Or, "the French Flotilla." Or, "Hired cutters engaging the Flotilla." Scarce in hard copy. Worldcat shows only two institutions holding copies. None in the US. Paper evenly tanned. Old, short, tape repair at top of sheet, else very good condition.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author.

      1804-1805, Edinburgh and London Printed by James Ballantyne, for Archibald Constable & Co. and Manners and Miller; and T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804 - James Bruce, 1730-94, Scottish traveller and travel writer, spent twelve years in Ethiopia and the surrounding region. From Alexandria he travelled via Cairo and Thebes to Kossier and then sailed to Jidda before going on to Gondar. With his linguistic skills, courage and resourcefulness he made an excellent impression in Ethiopia where he remained for two years. He located the source of the Blue Nile in a spring at 9,500 feet, and returned following the river to its confluence with the White Nile. This work provides a valuable account of Ethiopia and its natural history, although at the time of publication it was received with disbelief. Blackmer 221 A handsome set bound in full contemporary calf. A few hinges cracked, but firm. A little light spotting scattered throughout, but more prominent in volumes 1, 4, and 5 on title & frontis (see photo). Some boards a little scuffed. The atlas is lightly foxed throughout. One text leaf is detached and dog-eared (but present). The Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Atlas in 4to, pp.16, 79 plates and 3 large folding maps, with seven 8vo text volumes, pp.ccclxviii, 159, [1], portrait frontis; viii, 497, [1]; viii, 531, [1]; viii, 402, frontis; viii, 512, frontis; viii, 549, [1]; iv, 436. Bound without half titles.

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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.

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        Stehender Fischer.

      . Gewischter schwarzer Stift, gelbe und rote Kreide, auf braunem Papier, verso bezeichnet "Kersting". 28,9:22 cm. Großer und kleinerer Einriß hinterlegt. Provenienz: Slg. L. Blucke, Chemnitz/Dresden. Literatur: Schnell B 64.. Nach einem Studium ab 1804-1805 an der Kunstakademie in Kopenhagen bei N. Abildgaard (1743-1809) und J. Juel (1745-1802) und in Dresden gelangte der Sohn eines Glasermeisters in Dresden in den Kreis des Historien- und Porträtmalers G. von Kügelgen (1772-1820). Kügelgens Haus war beliebter Treffpunkt für Künstler und Persönlichkeiten der Frühromantik, wie T. Körner, L. Seidler (1786-1866) und C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840). Nach Kerstings Beitritt zum Lützower Corps und der Teilnahme an den Befreiungskriegen gegen Napoleon wurde er um 1815 Zeichenlehrer am Hofe der polnischen Fürstin Anna Saphieha in Warschau und 1818 Malvorsteher der Königlich-Sächsischen Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen, eine Stellung, die er bis zu seinem Tode inne hatte. Kersting gilt als einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Interieurmaler des Biedermeier.

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        Voyage au Cap-Nord de la Suède, la Finlande et la Laponie. Traduction d'après l'original anglais, revue sous les yeux de l'auteur par Joseph Lavalleée.

      - A Paris, Chez Levrault, Schoell et Comp., An XII [1804]. 3 volumi di testo in-8 (210x125 mm), di pp. XLIV, 320; XIV, 429; (4), IV, 383, più 1 volume di atlante in-folio (305x226 mm). Bella legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino con titolo, filetti, greche, fiorellini e segnatura di volume in oro ai dorsi. Numerose tabelle nel testo al terzo volume. Il volume di atlante comprende 28 tavole calcografiche di cui l'ultima è una grande carta ripiegata della Scandinavia. Prima e unica edizione in lingua francese del resoconto di un celebre viaggio in Lapponia e in prossimità di Capo Nord in cui l'autore (Castel Goffredo 1773-1846) si soffermò anche diffusamente su usi e costumi dei Lapponi. Bibliografia: Chadenat, 6468. Henze, I, 13. Emba­cher, 2. Chavanne, 3140. Cox, I, 187. Amat di San Filippo, p. 86. Monglond, VI, 729-730. Prima e unica edizione in lingua francese del resoconto di un celebre viaggio in Lapponia e in pros­simità di Capo Nord in cui l'autore (Castel Goffredo 1773-1846) si soffermò anche dif­fusa­mente su usi e costumi dei Lapponi. Bibliografia: Chadenat, 6468. Henze, I, 13. Emba­cher, 2. Chavanne, 3140. Cox, I, 187. Amat di San Filippo, p. 86. Monglond, VI, 729-730. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES

      London: Richard Phillips, 1804. FIVE VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. Marbled boards. Green leather spine labels. The set was probably rebound with new endpapers in the mid 20th century. Publishing dates from 1804-1807. Wide margins and quite clean and crisp text. Volume 1 has the Stuart portrait of Washington as the engraved frontispiece with light off-setting onto the title-page. two folding maps at the end of the volume, both completely intact with mild-to-moderate foxing., and four pages of adverts at the conclusion. Volume 2 has an engraved view of Mount Vernon as the frontispiece. Volume 3 has a frontispiece view of the city of Washington in 1800, some foxing at top of the plate, and a tailpiece of the elm tree at Kensington. Volume 5 has ten maps at the end, all intact, and with slight foxing to most. This monumental work is extremely well-preserved and in fine bindings. Howes considers this to be the finest edition of the work. Howes M317. 454, 541, 460, 589, 670pp. Postage will be extra on this set.. First English Edition. Half Brown Morocco. Essentially No Wear to Binding/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        Fables EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: F. Cocheris, 1804. Fine. F. Cocheris, Paris 1804, 13,5x21,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in full calf caramel back on four bands set with gold cross decorated with romantic motifs typographical golden, golden head and tail lace, gold wheels on the caps, jaw slightly rubbed headers, frames a gold band on Cold boards struck a rich romantic setting, blind fillets and gilt cups, gilded floral friezes coaching guards, guards and contreplats blue paper, all edges gilt, romantic binding signed by Meslant. RE Cartier bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Some minor foxing. Copy superbly prepared. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau caramel, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de croisillons dorés orné de motifs typographiques romantiques dorées, dentelles dorées en tête et en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, mors très légèrement frottés en têtes, encadrements d'un filet doré sur les plats frappés à froid d'un riche décor romantique, filets à froid et dorés sur les coupes, frises florales dorées en encadrement de gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, toutes tranches dorées, reliure romantique signée de Meslant. Ex-libris R.E. Cartier encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire superbement établi.

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