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        Etudes de la nature

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

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        The snowdrop

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gesamtans., Ehrenbreitstein, auf einer Kundschaft der ? f. den Gesellen (nicht leserlich).

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

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        Ansichten des Rheins. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Cape Comorin, taken near Calcad

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

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

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

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

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

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        Boosh Wannah's

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

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

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

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         Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie relativement aux principes des connaissances humaines.

      Paris, chez Henrichs, an XII-(1804), 3 vol in 8°, pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné de caissons dorés, qq. rares rousseurs et errata reporté dans le texte à l'époque sinon sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Joseph-Marie de Gérando (1772-1842) occupe une position cruciale, à la fois anthropologue, philosophe, philanthrope, et réformateur, il est l'auteur de nombreux travaux consacrés à l'histoire des savoirs. Une première version de ce texte, sous forme d'un "mémoire sur la Génération des connaissances humaines", fut présentée en 1802 au concours de l'Académie de Berlin, et il fut couronné. Gérando remania profondément le mémoire pour en faire "l'Histoire comparée des systèmes de philosophie" en 3 vol. L'ouvrage eut une influence considérable sur le XIXe siècle, il est de première importance pour l'introduction en France des pensées philosophiques écossaise et allemande. ¶ Picavet Les Idéologues p. 512 - Buisson Dict. de pédagogie - CCFR 4 ex. seulement (Lyon, Chambery, Rouen, BNF)

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

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

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        Rosa Semperflorens

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

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        Costume of the hereditary States of the House of Austria,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Costume of The Hereditary States of The House of Austria

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

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

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

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IN MINIATURE

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

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

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

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        The Persian Cyclamen

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

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        De orgelmaaker, behelzende eene uitvoerige beschrijving van alle de uit- en inwendige deelen des orgels, en handleiding tot het maaken, zamenbrengen en herstellen van derzelven [etc.]. Eerste-derde deel

      Dordrecht : Blussé, 1804-5 - 3 Bde. Bd. I: xxxii, 522, [4] S. + 10 Falttafeln (Plaat I-X). Bd. II: xvi, 230, [2] S. + 9 Falttafeln (Plaat XI-XIX). Bd. III: xx, 475 S. + 11 Falttafeln (Plaat XX-XXX). 8vo. HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel teilweise lose. Rückendeckel eingerissen. Bd. I-II teils minimal wasserandig. Die Falttafel haben zusätzliche Faltspuren. Tafel XX rechte Stück abgerissen. nl

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        The Sacred Egyptian Bean

      London, 1804. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint and stipple engraving by Burke and Lewis. Skilfull restoration to margins. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The Sacred Egyptian Bean [ Nelumbo nucifera Gaertner aka Sacred Lotus of the East Nelumbium speciosum ], which no longer grows in Egypt, was first used as a religious symbol in that country, but veneration for it...afterwards spread to Buddhists and Hindus...It grows along the edges of lakes in the countries of the East, thrusting up large pink flowers, which it holds well above the water. In those countries it is found in a white form...but the yellow flower shown in this picture is taken from an American species [ Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Persoon, aka N. pentapetala and Nelumbium luteum ], included by Thornton to make the picture more colourful [`with a painter's license, I have introduced the white, red and yellow together, and placed them in Egypt']. The plant has distinctive `pepper-pot' seedpods and the seed itself has remarkable powers of survival, having been known to germinate after lying dormant for four hundred years...The picture has...exceptional charm and a distinctly modern feel about it, although produced nearly two hundred years ago." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, . 1981, p.108) Thornton's The Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his...great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X, and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone...Numerous important artists were engaged...twenty-eight paintings of flowers were commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ...Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits...In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent...it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he produced...one of the loveliest books in the world." (Alan Thomas, Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144) First and only state of this plate from the Temple of Flora.

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        Der Südliche Theil von Tyrol nebst dem Fürstenthum Trident gezeichnet von Ioseph de Spergs und verbessert heraus gegeben von Homanns Erben 1804':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich n. Joseph von Spergs (Sperges) b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1804, 47,5 x 56,5 Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese Nell Antica Cartografia, 73 b. - (Joseph von Spergs brachte 1762 eine von 4 Platten gedruckte Tirol-Karte heraus) - Zeigt den südlichen Teil von Tirol mit dem Fürstentum Trient (Trentino) zwischen Bozen und Gardasee. - 1803 wurde das geistliche Fürstentum aufgehoben und das Trentino unterstand nunmehr offiziell dem Fürstenhaus der Habsburger. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Meilenzeiger. - Sehr seltene Karte! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire. / Costumes de l\'Empire de Russie. Illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French. / Représentés dans une série de soixante et treize planches. Accompagnée de descriptions en Francais et en Anglais.

      London: Printed for William Miller by William Bulmer and Co., 1804. 1 weißes Blatt, je ein Blatt mit englischem und französischen Titel, 2 Blätter englisches, 2 Blätter französisches Vorwort, 1 Blatt Tafelverzeichnis, 73 altkolorierte von J. Dadley im Januar 1803 in Punktmanier gestochene Kupfertafeln mit je einem nachfolgenden Blatt Erläuterungen, Englisch auf der einen und Französisch auf der anderen Seite. 37,5 x 27,5 cm, dunkelroter zeitgenössischer Maroquinband mit reichhaltiger Einband und Innenkantenvergoldung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Vgl.Colas 702. Die fein kolorierten Tafeln zeigen die Kleidung und Trachten der Russen, Lappen, Finnen, Esten, Mordwinier, Ostiaken, Tartaren, Kaukasier, Jakuten, Samojeden, Tungusen, Korjaken, Kalmüken, Mongolen und anderer kleinerer Volksgruppen des Russischen Reiches. * * *Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst und im Ganzen ordentlich erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Rußland Russian Empire Costumes de l\'Empire de Russie Costume Kleidung Trachten Kostümkunde Russen, Lappen, Finnen, Esten, Mordwinier, Ostiaken, Tartaren, Kaukasier, Jakuten, Samojeden, Tungusen, Korjaken, Kalmüken, Mongolen Sibirien

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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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        LOUISIANA

      S. Lewis & Tanner, 1804., 1804. 7.625" x 9.5." The classic map of 1804 produced by British cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith and American cartographer, Samuel Lewis (later cartographer for Lewis & Clark's famous map of 1814), and Henry S. Tanner, another major American cartographer. Produced for Arrowsmith and Lewis' famous work, A New And Elegant General Atlas, Comprising All The New Discoveries To The Present Time, with 63 maps, published by John Conrad & Co., Philadelphia, 1804. The map covers much of today's North America, from northern Canada to the north central part of Mexico. The eastern extremity includes eastern Hudson Bay southward through today's Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico, and extends westward to the Pacific Ocean. Areas identified on the map include: New North Wings, New South Wales, British Possessions, Nenawek, Christinaux, United States, W. Florida, North New Mexico, New Albion, California, New Navarre, and New Biscay. Natural features include: Pacific Ocean; Hudson Bay; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of California; various mountain ranges including Mns. de la Roche or Stoney Mns; numerous lakes including Slave Lake, Winnipeg Lake, Lake Superior, and Lake Michigan; and numerous rivers including Churchill River, Assiniboils River, Missouri River, River Plate or Shallow River, Mississippi River, and River del Nord. Native tribes located are Chippiwans, Beaver, Blood, Blackfoot, Assiniboils, Mandane, Aracaris, Poncas, Mahas, Wolf, Sioux, Cansas, Panis, Otos, Republic, Chae, Acjou, Bouchara, Plume, Red, Blue, Arar, Chagutenne, Ayoas, Missouri, Osages, Mentons, Paniasa, Cadodaquis, Panimo, Akansa, and Adays. Several forts and towns or settlements are shown. Of this classic map of "Louisiana"/North America, cartographic scholar, Carl Wheat, in Mapping The Transmississippi West, 1540-1861 says: This map is "the most ambitious, and despite its many infirmities, the most informative published attempt to portray the West and Northwest of what is now the United States"..."It is important to recall that when this map was first produced no one yet knew the location of the Mississippi source, much less where the Missouri took its rise, the extent of its major tributaries, the true nature of the Rocky Mountains or the complexities that they encompassed, not to mention the singular character of the Great Basin, or the vast extent of the Columbia and Colorado river systems...West of the Mandan villages all was conjecture"..."Many secondary streams in the Missouri system are named for the first time. Besides the area mentioned in the title, the map shows Central Canada even more fully and correctly than the Missouri Valley." "...the rendering of the Platte and Upper Missouri River basin forms the most important, as well as the most interesting, feature of this map for present purposes"..."it is perhaps the most illuminating statement of the ideas respecting the West that prevailed down to the date of publication of Lewis & Clark's own map" in 1814. With only the slightest of soiling/rubbing, this important map is in near fine condition, and nicely matted for framing.

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        The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates, taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living. Bde. III, IV, V (3 von 5 Bdn.).

      London, Printed for the Author and for F. and C. Rivington, , 1806, 1808 1804 - Gr.-8°; Bd. III: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. IV: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. V: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; (Tafeln XLIX -CXX; 72 handkolorierte Kupferstiche), HLdr. goldgeprägt (neu aufgebunden mit dem alten Deckel), Lesebändchen, Rundummarmorschnitt, Deckel etwas geschwärzt (Brandspuren?), innen und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig sonst sauber; Ex Libris a. Vorsatz (Admiral THE HONOURABLE Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 ? 1904), officer of the Royal Navy. Nissen, ZBI 1141; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Bosgoed 792; Dean I, 330. - Neben der Oktavausgabe des Bloch'schen Fischbuches wohl das schönste illustrierte Werk über dieses Thema. Mit überaus sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfern, vielfach gold- bzw. silbergehöht u. mit Eiweißlasur, auf kräftigem Papier. - Jede Tafel ist von einem weißen Deckblatt geschützt. 2400 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - Fischkunde [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Götterlehre oder mythologische Dichtungen der Alten. Zusammengestellt von Karl Philipp Moritz. Mit fünf und sechzig in Kupfer gestochenen Abbildungen, nach antiken geschnittnen Steinen und andern Denkmälern des Alterthums.

      Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger 1804 - Kl.-8°, Frontispiz in Kupferstich m. 2 Abb., XII, 320 S. und 63 Abb. in Kupferstich a. 29 Tafeln., HLwd., Stark berieben, innen vereinzelt stockfleckig. «Dritte unveränderte aber wohlfeilere Ausgabe». Aus der Bibliothek von Arthur Schopenhauer, dessen gestochenes Exlibris (umkränztes Wappen oberhalb des Namenszugs) auf dem Vorsatz montiert ist. - Leseexemplar Arthur Schopenhauers (1788 - 1860), mit 8 (oberlehrer- bzw. meisterschülerhaften) Annotationen in Tinte (5 Marginalien mit Literaturverweisen im Sinne von «Ilias VI 130» u. ä.; 3 Korrekturen im Sinne von «Proklus» zu «Prokris» verbessert u. ä.) von der Hand des Philosophen. Die Art der Lektüre und diejenige der Annotation deuten auf den jungen Schopenhauer (wohl den Gymnasiasten) als Leser hin. - Das Buch wurde am 9. Juni 1959 in Basel beim Erasmushaus ersteigert und blieb seitdem in Familienbesitz des damaligen Käufers (der Katalog der betreffenden Auktion liegt bei). 600 gr. Schlagworte: PhilosophieNeueingänge - Philosophie, Religion [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der pharmaceutischen Botanik. .

      Nürnberg, Stein´sche Buchhandlung, 1804 2°, 2 Bll., 170 (ab 169 falsch paginiert) S. mit gest. Titelvign. u. 92 altkolor. Kupfertafeln., HLdr. d. Zeit m. Rückenschild, Deckel berieben, Kanten stärker. Vorsätze mit Umschlags- u Wachsresten. Durchgehend etwas stock- u. fingerfleckig, Tafeln recht sauber. Hirsch-H. III. 462 - Adlung-U. 4654 - Schelenz 615 - nicht bei Holzmann/Boh.. Nissen. Pritzel. - Seltenes pharmazeutisches Handbuch; einzige Ausgabe des in 17 Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes. - Die schönen Tafeln von J. F. Volkart meist mit je 4 Pflanzendarstellungen pro Blatt. «...Vorzüglich its dieses Werk für junge Apotheker und Landwirthe bestimmt. und soll ihnen zum Leitfaden dienen. um sich Kenntnisse von den gebräuchlichsten Pflanzen zu verschaffen» (aus d. Vorrede). Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen von europäischen Heilpflanzen. Kaffee. Kakao. Zitrusfrüchten. Vanille. Indigo u. a. Das dreifache Register verzeichnet alphabetisch die vorkommenden Pflanzen nach ihrer deutsch-lateinischen und lateinisch-deutschen Bezeichnung sowie die Krankheiten. die durch die Heilpflanzen behandelt werden können. - Carl Christian Wilhelm Juch (1772-1821) Pharmazeut. Chemiker. Autor zahlreicher naturwissenschaftlicher Arbeiten. 1801 Prof. für Medizin und Chemie an der Universität Altdorf bei Nürnberg. Ab 1805 unterrichtete er in München. ab 1808 in Augsburg. Seine Übersetzung und Kommentierung der «Pharmacopoea Borussica». 1805. lieferte einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Entwicklung der Pharmazie. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Biologie - Botanik

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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. Blauer Pappband d. Zt. Kloß 1962; Lenning II, 482; Wolfstieg 42988; Caillet 11070. - Erste Ausgabe. - Richtet sich gegen den 1780 in ?-sterreich entstandenen, den Rosenkreuzern verwandten Orden der "Asiatischen Brüder". - Rücken berieben und etwas lädiert. Titel mit altem Logenstempel. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        George Sand, Pseud. für Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin (1804-1876); Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach links.

      - Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, aufgezogen, unter der Darstellung mit brauner Feder betitelt „Amantine Lucile Dupin, Baronin Dudevant./(George Sand) geb. 1804, gest. 8.Juni 1876." 20,8:14 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Schönfeld, nicht bei Lugt.

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        Diagnosis typografica dos caracteres gregos, hebraicos, e arabigos . para melhor correcção, e uso dos compositores, e aprendizes da Imprensa Regia .

      Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1804. - 4°, later wrappers (somewhat frayed) Small woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title-page. Faint marginal dampstains on title-page. Uncut. In fine condition. 72 pp., (7 ll. with dedication), viii pp. [the "Prefaço aos Compositores"], (2 ll. with 4 engravings on 4 pp.). *** FIRST EDITION of this work written by one of the Directores Litterarios of the Impressão Regia, to instruct compositors about the Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic alphabets so that fewer mistakes would be made when setting type in those languages. Numerous tables and inserts within the text show the alphabets and numbers of each language, and 4 plates show common ligatures and abbreviations of Greek. Innocêncio describes the work as "trabalho mui aproveitavel, para o tempo em que sahiu," and notes that it is the only work he knows of on this subject that was originally written in Portuguese.Oliveira, a professor of Greek in Lisbon, was at the Impressão Regia until at least 1807. He was given a pension to work on a Greek dictionary, which remained incomplete at his death ca. 1812. Oliveira also wrote a text for students of Greek and a few works on Greek authors.There is some confusion among bibliographers about the collation of the @Diagnosis. Innocêncio calls for xvi, vii, 72 pp., but mentions no plates. The Monteverde catalogue, describing an actual copy, gives xiii, 72 pp., and calls for 2 leaves with engravings: it would appear to be lacking the "Prefaço aos compositores" found in our copy. @NUC, describing the copy at New York Public Library, calls for only viii, 72 pp., and notes that pp. 1-2 are lacking: the New York Public Library copy therefore appears to be lacking the 7-leaf dedication. @NUC (out of alphabetical order) also lists Oliveira's @Diagnosis especifica, 1803 (not in Innocêncio), with a collation of 72 pp. and 2 plates, whose captions are the same as those on the plates in this copy; this might possibly be an earlier edition or issue; we have never seen a copy.*** Innocêncio II, 113. Fonseca, @Aditamentos 104. Monteverde 3822. Not in Palha. Cf. Rebelo Gonçalves, @A Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa e as humanidades clássicas pp. 9-10. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. See also Jorge Peixoto, "Custódio José de Oliveira e as artes gráficas em Portugal" in @Prelo: revista nacional de artes gráficas, [volume I, first series] number 1 (Março-Abril 1972), pp. 10-1; 37-8. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal, Avila-Perez, Fernandes Thomaz, Azambuja, Moreira Cabral, Nepomuceno or Castello Melhor. NUC: NN (defective); under José de Oliveira, 3 more copies (IU, ICN, MH), with the collation given as 72 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sehr grosse, deutschsprachige Handschrift auf Papier. "Genealogische Tabelle nebst Wapen und Noten über Cleve, (March und Berg, Jülich)".

      Düsseldorf, 29. 7. 1804. - Imperial-Folio, circa 67 x 50 cm. 12 Blatt mit 5 gouachierten Federzeichnungen und aquarellierter Bordüre Lose Bögen Herzog Wilhelm in Bayern gewidmete Handschrift zum Anlaß der Übernahme des Herzogtums Berg als Apanage von seinem Schwager, Kurfürst Maximilian Joseph von Bayern, für den er als Statthalter fungierte. Berg war Wilhelm im "Apanaginalreceß" im November 1803 zugesprochen worden, im Februar des Jahres 1804 hielt der Herzog Einzug in Düsseldorf. Der Dedikator ist ein Hofgerichtsrat Caspar Bender, der sich in einer zweiseitigen Widmung erklärt. In drei Teilen wird die Geschichte von Kleve, Berg und Jülich mittels Stammbäumen der Herrschergeschlechter sowie in Paragraphen unterteilten Bemerkungen zu wichtigen Ereignissen der jeweiligen Herrschergeschichte dargelegt, ergänzt durch eine Tabelle der römischen Kaiser von Julius Caesar bis Leopold II. Darauf folgen die Widmung im gemalten Ehrenkranz an Herzog Wilhelm in Bayern und seinen Sohn Pius August sowie ein längerer Widmungstext auf dem nächsten Blatt. Das abschließende Doppelblatt enthält einen "genealogischen Stammbaum" der Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein, beginnend mit Antenor von Troja (!) bis Herzog Johann Carl von Pfalz-Gelnhausen, von dem die Linie der Herzöge in Bayern ausgegangen ist. - Die Illumination der Handschrift besteht aus vier großen prächtigen Ritterfiguren in Rüstung, die die jeweiligen Wappen der Landesteile auf den Deckblättern präsentieren. - Die Miniaturen der vier großen Ritter haben offenbar schon frühzeitig einen Wasserschaden erlitten. Sie wurden mit Papier abgedeckt, was teils zu Abklatsch über den Text geführt hat. Dieser Abklatsch wurde später von einem Zeichner zur Vorlage für Federzeichnungen genommen, was zu sehr seltsamen, gleichsam zufälligen, fragmentarischen Text-Bild-Kombinationen geführt hat, die kollageartig wirken, zumal auch Deckpapiere mit verklebt sind. Eine behutsame Restaurierung wäre hier empfehlenswert. - Drei Darstellungen mit teils stärkeren Wasserrändern und verlaufener Farbe, eine mit dünnem Deckpapier vollständig überklebt (Entfernung möglich), zwei Abklatsch-Zeichnungen über dem Text, stellenweise etwas fleckig und gebräunt. Text weitestgehend lesbar. - Original-Handschrift aus dem Besitz der Wittelsbacher, Schloss Tegernsee.

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        Neue Himelsbeschreibung oder Sehr leichte Methode die Sternbilder durch die äussere Gestalt der vornehmsten Sterne unter denselben kenen zu lernen. - Augsburg, im Walchschen Kunstverlag. 1804.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1804, 46 x 58 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 343. - Johannes Walch, 1757-1824. Cartographer and map publisher of Augsburg, son-in-law of Johann Martin Will whom he succeeded in 1806. .); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch). - Zeigt die südliche und nördliche Halbkugel mit den Sternbildern, Himmelsäquator, Ekliptik und Datumseinstellung. - Darunter tabellarische Darstellung des Himmels mit den Sternbildern. - Mittig Gedicht von Albrecht von Haller - (Schwiegersohn des Anatomen Hermann Friedrich Teichmeyer). - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        L'Arithmetique decouverte par un Enfant de Dix Ans. ou Maniere d'enseigner l'Arithmetique aux Enfans. ARITHMETIC: A RARE PRIMER

      [For the Author and colleagues], Paris 1804 8vo., [First? Edition], text in French, only the most minimal age - staining; handsomely bound in contemporary full roan, boards with elaborate decorative triple frame border in gilt, back with flat bands, second compartment with red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled in gilt lattice, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, a remarkably well - preserved, crisp, clean copy in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. A rare arithmetic primer constructed on the mother - son principle, with 'Adolphe' pursuing his learning through structured conversations with 'La Mere'. EXTREMELY SCARCE, THE MORE SO IN THIS CONDITION. Fourcroy 1801.

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        Nouv.le Carte Géo-Hydrographique des Isles Britanniques ou Royaume-Uni De Grande-Bretagne Et D'Irlande, Divisé Par Provinces & Comtès, avec les principales Routes. - A Paris Chez Ch. Picquet, Géographe-Graveur, Quai Voltaire ou Malaquais, Petit Hotel de Bouillon. An 11 1803. - 2e. Edition An 12-1804 - Déposée ?a la Bibliotheque Nationale le 25 Messidor an 11.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Charles Picquet in Paris, dat. 1804, 68 x 53,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 429. - Zeigt Grossbritannien mit Schottland, England und Irland. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Insetkarte mit den Shettland Inseln ("Isles De Sheland"). - Rechts daneben zwei Maßtabellen. - Seltene Seekarte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Populäre Astronomie.

      - 3 Bände. Kayserl. Akademie der Wiss., St. Petersburg 1804-10. XVI, 337 S.; XIV, 388 S. u. XI, 391 S. mit zus. 14 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Etwas spätere Hldr.-Bde. mit Rückenvergold. Gering berieben. Vortitel, Titel u. letztes Bl. gestempelt. Sonst ungewöhnlich frisches Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [K 537]. Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de 2 Violons, Alto et Basse, Flûte, 2 Hautbois, 2 Bassons, 2 Cors, 2 Trompettes et Timballes... No. 20 [Parts]

      Leipsic: Breitkopf et Härtel [without PN]. [1804]. Original light green printed wrappers. Pianoforte part: oblong folio, sewn. Orchestral parts: folio, unbound, with inner single leaves tipped in. Pianoforte: [1] (title), [i] (blank), 3-34 pp. Violino Primo: 6 pp. (2 copies) Violino Secondo: 6 pp. (2 copies) Viola: 5, [i] (blank) pp. (2 copies) Basso: 5, [i] (blank) pp. (2 copies) Flauto: 3, [i] (blank) pp. Oboe Primo: 3, [i] (blank) pp. Oboe Secondo: 2 pp. Fagotto Primo: 3, [i] (blank) pp. Fagotto Secondo: 2 pp. Corno Primo in D: 2 pp. Corno Secondo in D: 2 pp. Clarino Primo in D: 2 pp. Clarino Secondo in D: 2 pp. Timpani in D: 2 pp. Typeset. Publisher's handstamp to foot of title. Caption title to all parts: "Concerto XX." Footer: "Moz. C. No. XX. [part name]." Titling to upper wrapper: "Oeuvres de W. A. Mozart, Concerto pour le Pianoforte. No. 20"; engraved device with "Breitkopf et Haertel" on a tree trunk to verso of lower. Small handstamp, "E. Giehene in Carlsruhe," to lower left corner of upper wrapper. Handstamp, "Philharmonisches Orchester Nürnberg," to head of title and first page of each part. Red handstamp, "Eigentum der Stadt Nürnberg Theaterbibliothek" to title and first page of each part; red handstamp, "Eigentum der Stadt Nürnberg," to outer margin of each remaining recto page; blue handstamp, "Ausgesondert" (discarded), to title and first page of each part. With the signature of the composer Wilhelm Kalliwoda, "Kalliwoda," in ink to title and first page of most parts. Signatures in pencil (most likely by some of the performers) to conclusion of some parts: "Heidelberg 19.II.1870 Joh. Knieser" to Corno Primo; "Moritz Zeise d. 19/2 1870 Heidelberg 1870" to Corno Secondo; "Fritz Radenbach" to Timpani. Comprehensive markup for performance (mostly, dynamics and articulation) in pencil to Pianoforte and to all orchestral parts except Timpani in red crayon. Further marks to orchestral parts (especially Timpani) in pencil. Wrappers slightly worn, frayed at edges, several small tears to spine. Slightly foxed, somewhat heavier to Clarino Secondo; Pianoforte reinforced at spine with red tape, title somewhat soiled with tape repair to inner blank margin; margins of orchestral parts soiled, with some leaves frayed at edges. Quite a good copy overall. . Second edition of the "Coronation" concerto, now considered Concerto No. 26; part of Breitkopf's "complete" edition. Köchel 6, p. 609. Based on the first edition by André (Offenbach, 1794). The concerto is anomalous insofar as Mozart did not write out the solo part, notating only the melodic line in places. André's first edition offers a completed solo part, possibly by Jean André himself (see Köchel). The present edition adopts the solo part from André's edition. From the collection of the composer, conductor, and pianist Wilhelm Kalliwoda (1827-1893), son of Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda and a pupil of Mendelssohn in Leipzig. The younger Kalliwoda performed with and directed musical organizaations in Carlsruhe including the Philharmonic Society; it is likely that some, if not most, of the manuscript markings in the present copy are in his hand. It appears that the present copy was subsequentially used in Baden (evidenced by the Heidelberg signatures dated 1870 described above) and later found its way to Nuremberg.

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