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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Novae Hollandiae Plantarum specimen.

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

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        History of British Birds.

      printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick and Longman & Rees, Newcastle 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, AND MANUSCRIPT LETTERS OR CIRCULARS IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, FROM COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE TO TOBIAS LEAR, THE AMERICAN CONSUL TO THE BARBARY STATES, DISCUSSING ALL THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES AND ACTIONS OF THE BARBARY WARS]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Spiegel der schoonste courtisanen in hare kleedingen, en veranderingen van deszelfs versierselen naar yders tyt. Gedrukt na de Copye van Parys, 1708.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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.

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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]

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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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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

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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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        Relazione prima dell' Eruzione del Vesuvio dagli 11. Agosto fino al 18. Settembre 1804.

      (Neapel ) 1804 - 61 S., 1 Bl. Roter Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten floralen Deckelbordüren und goldgeprägten Rückenfileten. 1. Ausgabe und sehr selten. - "Non comune" (Furchheim). - "Vortrefflicher Bericht über den Ausbruch mit vielem Detail über den Fortschritt der Lava an den einzelnen Tagen" (Roth). - Sehr schönes und sauberes Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Kaiser Franz I. von Österreich mit gekröntem Monogramm-Stempel "F. I." auf Titelrückseite und Dublettenstempel. - Furchheim 199; Johnston-Lavis 266; Roth 92. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Mémoires d'un témoin de la révolution ou Journal des faits qui se sont passés sous ses yeux, et qui ont préparé et fixé la Constitution française.

      Levrault, Schoell et Cie, 1804 - an XII., Paris, - 3 volumes In-8°, 335 ; 388 ; 374 pp. Première édition des mémoires posthumes de Bailly. Premier président de l'Assemblée nationale constituante, député et premier Maire de Paris, Bailly figure parmi les victimes de la Terreur. "Ses mémoires sont très importants pour l'histoire des débuts de la Révolution, de 1789 à 1791." (Fierro, Bibliographie critique des Mémoires sur la Révolution écrits ou traduits en français, 63)Ex-libris et cachet de la bibliothèque du château de Mello (Oise), propriété du baron Achille Seillière (1813-1873). Français

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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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