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

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

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        Traité de Fortification Souterraine,

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

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française Convention nationale Assembl

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

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

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

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        Précis historique de la Révolution française. Convention nationale. Assemblée législative. Directoire exécutif. Assemblée constituante. Suivi de Réflexions politiques sur les circonstance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        An act to incorporate the Philadelphia Bank

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

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        Semana Hispano-Bascongada, la única de la Europa, y la más antigua del orbe . - Monumentos del bascuence, ó prosecución de los precedentes del Asteá, Eguna, Illa, Urtea, y demás . con dos suplementos de otros ciclos, y etimologias bascongadas. Primera y segunda parte dedicadas a la M.N. y M.L. Provincia de Guipúzcoa.

      1804. . 1804 - Imp. Viuda e Hijo de Longas. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . Tom.I(XI + 208pp.+ 2 lam. )Tom.II (port.+143 pp.+1 lam.). Cuarto Menor. Medio Pergamino con puntas. Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Autores vascos), Vasco-Navarro (Filología y lengua vasca) . Curiosa obra sobre las antigüedades y lengua vasca del presbítero Tomás de Sorrguieta a principios del siglo XIX. Contiene tres láminas plegables con dos tablas con los nombres de los siete días de seminario y sus correspondientes siete planetas y otra tabla con el análisis de las dicciones del Ciclo Asteá. Bella encuadernación en pergamino con puntas, nervios y tejuelo en lomera. .

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        Stehender Fischer.

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

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        Lanercost Priory. A view from the north-east and the other from the south-west.

      . 10in x 15.5in 1804 - Pair of Watercolours, signed and dated 1804, pasted onto to old board with ink border, three small tears at edge Joseph Powell was incorrectly given the Christian name John by Redford and his Royal Academy exhibits seem to have been recorded under that name. He will be remembered for his role in the founding of what is now the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. This society, founded first as the New Society of Painters in Watercolours, was set up in direct response to the considerable difficulty watercolourists were having in getting their works publicly exhibited. The New Society was formed in 1831, and it was Joseph Powell whom they elected as their first Chairman, and subsequently, the following year in 1832, as their first President. Lanercost is an Augustinian priory near Brampton east of Carlisle, close to Hadrian's Wall It was founded in the twelfth century but most of the building dates from the thirteenth. It is one of the best preserved Cumbrian monasteries despite being frequently attacked by the Scots. Joseph Powell is connected with a least one print of Lanercost Priory engraved by J. and H. S. Storer, published by Sherwood and Co, 1823. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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

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

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        Fables EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        Bel ensemble émanant d'un ancien élève d'Ingres

      - ZIEGLER Jules-Claude (1804-1856), peintre, céramiste et photographe. 7 L.A.S. adressées à divers correspondants. 1834-1849, et s.d. 13 p. in-4 ou in-8, dont deux avec suscriptions au verso. Bel ensemble émanant d'un ancien élève d'Ingres, céramiste novateur et pionnier de la photographie. - S.d., à M. Scoelcher [Victor SCHOELCHER - alors critique d'art pour L'Artiste], à propos d'un rendez-vous : « Bulloz vous élude, tenez le de plus près ». - S.d., au lithographe Feillet, lui recommandant M. Langer, un homme qui exécute notamment parfaitement les fonds arborés ou les draperies à l'antique. - [8 décembre 1834], à Alphonse de CAILLEUX, directeur adjoint du musée du Louvre. Il sollicite l'accès au garde-meuble afin de trouver éventuellement des éléments pour un tableau. - 5 juin 1835, au sujet d¿un atelier qu'il désire garder, priant son correspondant de ne pas l'en priver : « Je ne serai peut-être pas un pot de terre toute ma vie ». - 5 janvier 1836, au comte de MONTALIVET dont il sollicite l'avis sur le travail en cours qu'il réalise pour l'église de la Madeleine à Paris [commandée par Thiers, ministre de l'Intérieur, cette oeuvre, achevée en 1838, prit place dans l'abside de l'église]. - 6 juillet 1839, à l'Intendant général de la liste civile à qui il demande un entretien au sujet des droits de gravure pour son tableau de Saint-Luc [Saint Luc peignant la Vierge, aujourd'hui conservé au musée de Dunkerque]. - 12 décembre 1848, à un ami, pour régler des soucis financiers. - 8 mai 1849, à propos d'une éventuelle présidence de la Société des Artistes Français, charge qu¿il ne pourrait accepter que le temps de la réoganisation de la dite société. ON JOINT une lithographie gravée par Célestin Nanteuil d¿après La fin du combat de Ziegler.

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

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

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        TRATTATO ELEMENTARE OVVERO PRINCIPI DI FISICA FONDATI SULLE NOZIONI PIU CERTE TANTO ANTICHE CHE MODERNE E CONFERMATI DALL'ESPERIENZA

      VENEZIA: APPRESSO LORENZO BASEGGIO, 1804. In 8. Dim. 20x12,5 cm. Pp. XII+204+(IV pl), 253+(3)+(XI pl), 375+(1)+(XVI pl.), 467+(1)+(XV pl), 142+(2). Peso Kg. 1,400. Edizione del 1804 di questo ampio e dettagliato trattato di fisica scritto dal naturalista e zoologo francese Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723-1806). Brisson dopo aver passato la prima parte della sua vita a lavorare come naturalista occupò la cattedra di fisica sprimentale al Collegio di Navarre. L'opera è composta da cinque tomi ed è completa. Tra gli argomenti trattati: proprietà dei corpi, moto, gravitzione, idrodinamica, meccanica statica, fluidi elastici, proprieta dell'aria, acqua, fuoco, luce, Visione degli oggetti (ottica, occhiali, camera ottica, camera oscura, Telescopi, cannocchiali, microscopi ecc...), Astronomia fisica, flusso e riflusso, magnetismo, elettricità (teoria di Dufay, Nollet, Jallabert, Franklin, Epino, Analogia fra gli effetti del tuono e quelli dell'elettricita, aurore boreali, trombe ecc.. Il quinto volume riporta una sinonimia antica e moderna, indice delle materia divise per ordine alfabetico in forma di dizionario Il testo è impreziosito da 46 planches ripiegate che mostrano figure e strumenti. Timbri al frontespizio, volumi regolarmente acquisiti In barbe. In discrete condizioni ma completi. Copertina cartonata coeva in mediocri condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso mancante. Legatura in discrete condizioni con rotture. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Edition of 1804 of this interesting work of physics by the french naturalist and zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723-1806). Brisson spent the first part of his life working as a naturalist occupied the chair of experimental physics in the College of Navarre The work is made up of five tomes and it is complete. Between the issues treated: properties of bodies, movement, gravity, hydrodinamics, static mechanics, fluids, property of air, water, fire, light, Vision of items (optics, watches, optic room, dark room, Telescopes, microscopes ecc...), Physical astronomy, magnetism, electricity (theory of Dufay, Nollet, Jallabert, Franklin, Epino, Comparison between effects of thunder and electricity, storms ecc... The fifth volume contains a modern and ancient sinonimy, index of matters divided per alphabetical order. The text is enriched by 46 folded planches showing figures and instruments. Stamps in the title page, volumes legally adquired. Uncut copy. In fair conditions but complete Carton coeval cover in poor general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine missing. Binding in fair conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings.

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        The Works of Plato, Viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues, and Twelve Epistles, Translated From the Greek; Nine of the Dialogues by the Late Floyer Sydenham, and the Remainder by Thomas Taylor

      London: Printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, Chancery Lane and Sold by E. Jeffery, and R.H. Evans, Pall-Mall, 1804. 4to, 5 vols. (12), [i-iii], iv-cxxiii, [1]-544; (4), [1-3], 4-657, (1, index); (4), [1-3], 4-600; (4), [1-3], 4-614; (4), [1-3], 4-720 pp. Half calf with marbled boards, backstrip gilt, some wear to extremities including some loss of paper from vols. 1 and 2. A handsome set with large margins. Very good. First edition. Thomas Taylor (1753-1806) was the first to translate and publish the complete works of Plato into English; his Works of Plato, the culmination of a lifetime?s study of both philosophy and the Classics, was an obvious landmark for men and women of letters, as it ?was through Taylor?s translations that the Romantic poets had access to Platonism: they are probably one of the sources of Blake?s mythology, as well as his repudiation of the natural science of Bacon and Newton, and his late tempera painting The Arlington Court Picture was almost certainly inspired by Taylor?s translation of Porphyry?s On the Cave of the Nymphs; there is no doubt that Coleridge?s acquaintance with Proclus was assisted by Taylor?s translation and commentary, though Coleridge?s appreciation of Taylor is invariably laced with acid criticism? (DNB).

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        La guerre des dieux ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Debray, 1804. Fine. Debray, Paris 1804, 9x15,5cm, relié. - New complete edition, the last before the censorship. Binding to bradel full beige cardboard way vellum, smooth spine with a small tear at the bottom, part of title sheepskin bottle green, upper corners bumped, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to one of its enriched with a handwritten note stating the dedicatee friends' this edition is the only compleat. Bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Complete copy of the catalog editor-in fine, the latter being partially cut without affect the text, a few small bites without gravity. --- 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 complète, la dernière avant la censure. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage beige façon vélin, dos lisse comportant un petit accroc en pied, pièce de titre de basane vert bouteille, coins supérieurs émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Evariste Parny à l'un de ses amis enrichi d'une note manuscrite précisant au dédicataire que 'cette édition est la seule complette'. Ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine, la dernière étant partiellement coupée sans atteinte au texte, quelques rares petites piqûres sans gravité.

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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.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Prag, 9. XII. 1804.. 1 ½ SS. 8vo.. "Ihren ersten Brief habe ich nicht empfangen, wohl aber Ihren zweiten. Es thut mir aber herzlich leid, dass ich Ihnen jetzt noch nicht die Summe die Sie für mich Ihrem Vetter auszuzahlen, die Güte hatten, senden kann, da ich sie bedrängten Umständen zur Folge nicht entbehren kann. Eigentlich war ich Ihrem Vetter nur 6 - nicht aber 10 wf. schuldig, und ich wunderte mich, wie Sie mehr forderten, wofür Sie allerdings nichts können [ ]". - Seit 1800 trat Häser als Konzertsängerin auf; 1803 folgte ihr Bühnendebüt an der Dresdner Hofoper. 1806 führte sie eine erfolgreiche Konzertreise nach Wien und Italien sowie an verschiedene deutsche Bühnen. Häser, die von dem Opernkomponisten Louis Spohr gefördert wurde, gehörte zu den ersten Opernsängerinnen, die auch Männerrollen wie beispielsweise die des Tamino in der Zauberflöte Mozarts interpretierten. Nach ihrer Heirat mit dem italienischen Juristen und Archivar Giuseppe Vera lebte Häser in Rom.

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