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         Lyrical Ballads, With Pastoral and other Poems. In Two Volumes

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Fourth Edition. Leatherbound. Near fine. 2 vols.: lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; 248 p. 17 cm. Bound in leather with red and black spine labels. In marbled paper slipcase. Spines faded slightly. Signed by former owner on title page. A cornerstone of British Romantic poetry, these volumes complete the sequence that began with the first edition of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Though called "Fourth Edition," Vol. II was really a third edition. Coleridge contributed four poems to this set, the last edition of Lyrical Ballads in which any of Coleridge's work was represented: The Foster-Mother's Tale; The Nightingale, written in April 1798; Love; The Ancient Mariner. A Preface by Wordsworth, introduced in 1802 edition, contains the poetical principles of the two poets. A former owner of this set, David, Baron Hume (1757–1838), was a Scottish judge and legal scholar whose work on Scottish law has had a deep and continuing influence. He is referred to as Baron Hume to distinguish him from his uncle, David Hume the philosopher.

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         Traité De Mécanique Céleste. Tome quatrième.

      Courcier, Paris 1805 - xl, 347, [1] S., [1] Bl., Supplement, 1806 (angeb. an T.4): [1] Bl., 63 S. [1] gef. T., 78 S., [1] Bl. Ledereinbd. mit Rückenvergoldung, ziselierten Kanten, Rückentitelschildchen, Vorsätze in Kiebitzpapier, Lesebändchen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Traite de Mecanique Celeste [ Four volumes of Five, mixed editions ]

      Paris: Various 1799-1805. Four volumes (of five), mixed editions.4to., Vol 1: [v]-xxx + [xxxii] (errata) + [3]-368 pp.; Vol 2: [iii]-xviii + [1]-382 pp; Vol 3: [vii]-xxiv + [1]-303 + [304] (errata) + [1]-24 pp; Vol 4: [v]-xl + [1]-347 + [348] (errata) + [3]-65 + [blank] + [folded plate] + [1]-76 + [77] (errata) pp. [Volume I] Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet...:1799 [AN VII].Rebound in modern half tan linen and brown cloth; red morocco spine label gilt; ex-library ticket to pastedown; modern flyleaves; half-title lightly soiled and lower corner extended; cellotape repair to lower fore-edge of title leaf; minor edge tear to pp. [v]-vi; with leaves watermarked "mecanique celeste." [Volume II] Paris: Bachelier, Successeur... Courcier, 1829; [Volume III] Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet... 1802; [Volume IV] Paris: Chez Courcier..., 1805. Volumes II, III & IV bound in 19th c. half-roan and marbled paper boards; boards lightly worn, especially at tips; Volume III morocco spine labels detached or becoming so; ex-library tickets to pastedowns of Volumes III & IV; Volumes II, III & IV lack half-titles, else complete and clean throughout. Volumes I is first edition, first state; volumes III and IV are first editions. Volume II is a second edition. Folded plate to volume IV with fourteen math models. Boards. One of the great books of modern science; Laplace first used the term "Mecanique Celeste" (celestial mechanics) to describe his work. In its sophisticated application of mathematics, Laplace's project successfully explains the solar system's permanent equilibrium, despite the appearance of irregular forces, without reference to God. Laplace's "self-regulating" universe represented an enormous achievement in the creation of the modern mind. From the library of chemist and science historian Sydney Ross. Horblit 63; PMM 252. Good.

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         Potsdam vom Babelsberge. Panoramaansicht. Altkolorierte Lithographie von Franz Xaver Sandmann.

      Format (Bildbereich): 27,5 x 42,5 cm. Mit kleinem Rand, unten mit Bezeichnung "Potsdam vom Babelsberge". Gerahmt unter Passepartout. *Franz Josef Sandmann (auch Franz Xaver Sandmann), (* 15. Dezember 1805 in Straßburg, Elsass 1. Januar 1856 in Wien) war ein deutsch-französischer Zeichner, Lithograf und Landschaftsmaler. Bekannt wurden seine Lithographieserien über das Elbsandsteingebirge und das Elbtal, Potsdam oder über die Landschaft um Zell am See. - Klassische Gesamtansicht in weitem Panorama in schönem Altkolorit. Die Außenränder beschnitten, aber die Bezeichnung unter der Darstellung noch vorhanden, rechts im Bereich des Himmels ein paar kleine stecknadelkopfgroße Fleckchen, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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         Four albumen paper portrait photographs (cartes de visite, image sizes approximately 85 x 60 mm) of Maoris, offered as one lot

      The photographs are on their original card mounts; the photographers are not identified, but the verso of one card carries the purple and gilt ticket 'From Harris's Fancy Goods Establishment ... Auckland'. The subjects are identified in two instances: Patomia, an elderly man; and Wiremu Tamihana (William Thompson, circa 1805-1866), a significant figure in New Zealand history, especially in the Maori King Movement. The photographs are undated, but probably 1870s; the condition is uniformly fine.

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         Gemeinnutzige Systematische Naturgeschichte Fur Gebildete Leser Nach Dem Linneischen Natursystem . Erester Theil: Sangethiere

      Mannheim 1805 - Later edition of Karl von Linne's "Systema Naturae (A General System of Nature)" first published in 1735. This edition is edited, and with some additional content, by Carl Christian Gmelin (1762 - 1837; A German botanist, and brother to engraver Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin (1760 - 1820). Pp: [i-v] vi - xiii [9] 1-186 + 27 fold out plates. Each hand-colored steel engraving is leaf sized and tipped to a blank bound leaf, then folded in. Rebacked with newer leather over spine and corners. Earlier green cloth over boards and original spine labels affixed. Ex-Library with small markings on paste downs, and numbers on blank verso of title page. Green cloth is a bit rubbed and soiled. Scattered light foxing, though only minimally affecting plates. A few plates show bend corners, not affecting images. Volume remains tight and plates are generally bright and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales, from drawings made expressly for this undertaking by P.J. de Loutherbourg. with historical and descriptive accounts of several places of which views are given.

      London: printed for Robert Bowyer by T. Bensley, 1805 text watermarked 1801, 1802 and 1805. - Folio (18 1/2 x 13 inches). Titles and parallel text in French and English. 18 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by William Pickett, after de Loutherbourg, the colouring by John Clark. Rebacked in dark green straight-grained morocco, with the original marbled boards with the original lettering label on the upper board. The plates are watermarked Whatman on the outer edges thus with no space for the date to show- but clearly first or very early impressions. A GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of this beautifully produced celebration of the Romantic landscapes of England and Wales. Philippe de Loutherbourg trained with the Flemish painter Carle van Loo in Paris, and was elected to the French Academie Royale in 1767. In 1771 he moved to London where he worked as a stage designer for David Garrick until he was able to establish himself as a landscape painter. His success may be gauged from the fact that he was elected a Royal Academician in 1781. The present work, from images created towards the end of his career, demonstrate how far he had moved from the realism of the Flemish landscape tradition of his youth to the stylized idealization of landscape that was a hallmark of the British Romantic movement at the turn of the nineteenth century. The work is unusual in that not only does the title name the artist but also the engraver and the colourist: a reflection perhaps of both the publisher's and artists's appreciation of the high quality of the beautifully executed images. The present example is from the more desirable first issue: Abbey notes that the text was entirely reset for the later issue published circa 1824. As the title suggests, the plates depict a selection of the most picturesque scenery from all over England and Wales: from close to London (Chigwell) to the seaside of the south coast (Margate, Ramsgate, the Isle of Wight), Hampshire, the Midlands (Dudley), the Lake District, Derbyshire, Shropshire (the ironworks at Coalbrookdale) and finishing with a delightful series of seven views of Welsh scenery. References- Abbey Scenery 9; Lowndes I, p.1400; Tooley 305 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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         Travels in Istria and Dalmatia; Drawn Up From the Itinerary of L. F. Cassas

      Richard Phillips, London 1805 - iv, 124pp. 6 folding plates. Translated from the French. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps. Some offsetting Quarter leather marbled board cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         To The Members of the House of Representatives of the United States. Gentlemen, I consider it as a duty.to correct some unfounded statements made by Mr. Benjamin H. Latrobe .[caption title]

      Washington 1805 - 12pp. Disbound Scarce printed letter to the House of Representatives by the designer of the U. S. Capitol building, responding to criticisms of his plans by Superintendent of Construction Benjamin Latrobe. Thornton, a brilliant polymath and self-taught architect, was a late entry in a contest to design the federal legislature announced in 1792. Praised by both President Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Thornton's design won the competition and was gradually realized over the next three decades. The plans and the construction were fraught with problems, however, owing to structural and practical flaws in the amateur Thornton's design, faulty building in the first phases of construction, and struggles among the project's various actors. The first Superintendent of Construction, Eugene Hallet, a professional architect who had lost to Thornton in the contest, was accused of attempting to replace Thornton's designs with his own during the revision process and was replaced with George Hadfield, who resigned in 1798 out of frustration with the design and the quality of construction. In 1803, Benjamin Latrobe was finally hired as Superintendent, a position he would hold until the War of 1812, when construction in the capital was put to a halt. The debates between Thornton and the executors of the construction renewed when Latrobe submitted a report to Congress in 1804 criticizing the design. The present letter, signed by Thornton on Jan. 1, 1805, initiated a pamphlet controversy with Latrobe, who received Jefferson's somewhat qualified support and "emerged embittered but victorious" (DAB XVII, p.505). In 1815, following heavy destruction of the building by the British, Latrobe returned to the project as the new architect of the capitol, rebuilding with significantly greater freedom for the use of his own discretion in revising the designs. A rare document, with Sabin, Shaw and Shoemaker, and OCLC together locating five copies (Boston Athenaeum, University of Michigan, Yale, Harvard, and the Library of Congress). Sabin 95648; Shaw & Shoemaker 9477, 9636.

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         The Holy Bible Translated from the Latin Vulgat: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and Other Editions in Divers Languges. The Old Testament, First Published by the English College at Doway, A. D. 1609. And The New Testament, First Published by the English College at Rhemes, A.D. 1582. First American, from the Fifth Dublin Edition.

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1805 - Pioneering Irish-American Catholic publisher’s second edition of the Douay Rheims Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate and using the 1791 Dublin edition as its basis. A substantial quarto volume (9” x 11”) bound in later full calf with spine in six panels offset by raised bands and a gilt label. Binding is period-correct with artificially aged patina. Herbert 1481. This is the first variant in O’Callaghan, p. 75, complete except for plate No. 6 and the final leaf of tables. Considerable browning and spotting to text; some leaves have fraying at margins, sometime slightly affecting text. One leaf has lower third replaced in facsimile, another has lower right corner replaced in facsimile, and another has tear with loss of about one inch of text. Several paper repairs including recornering. Pastedowns and EP’s soiled. Title page mounted and remargined with loss of letters “ct” on Oct.” No markings or underlining. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage to, and travels through the four principle islands of the African Seas, performed by order of the French Government, during the years 1801 and 1802, with a narrative of the passage of Captain Baudin to Port Louis in the Mauritius.

      London Richard Phillips 1805 - 8vo. , iv, 212pp., 2 maps (1 folding), 5 aquatints (4 folding), contemporary green half calf gilt, marbled sides, rebacked preserving spine, morocco labels, a very good copy. The views include a fine folding panorama of Teneriffe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London 1805 - Fourth edition. [ii], lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; [iv], 248 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The fourth edition of this cornerstone of British poetry. Largely based on the 1802 third edition, it is the last of the early lifetime editions and the final edition to include contributions by Coleridge. Wise, in his bibliography of Wordsworth, places a "high bibliographical value upon all four editions of the Lyrical Ballads."An attractive copy in contemporary half morocco. Reed A7; Healey 17; PMM 256 (first edition); Wise, Wordsworth 7 Contemporary green morocco and marbled boards, flat spine divided into 5 compartments with gilt rolls. Light rubbing to spine ends and tips [ii], lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; [iv], 248 pp. 2 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         John Barrow's, Esqs. ebemahligen SekretÃÆ'¤rs des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes auf dem Vorgebirge der guten hoffnung und SekretÃÆ'¤rs des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, wÃÆ'¤hrend dessen dasiger Regierung, neue Reise in das Innere von SÃÆ'¼dafrika - nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt un Schilderung seiner Einwohner.

      Anton Doll (In Kommission den...), Wien, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 429 pages plus 3 pages advertising plus folded map (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A book to bring shivers of delight to any lover of old books. Cotton rag paper. Three title pages. The title quoted is of the third. The first is as: "Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen./line/ Zwen und zwanzigster Band, enthÃÆ'¤lt: John Reise in das Innere von SÃÆ'¼dafrika"/ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." Second is as: "Archiv der neuesten und interssantesten Reisebeschreibungen./ line/ Zebnter Band, enthÃÆ'¤lt: John Barrow's neue Reise in das Innere von SÃÆ'¼dafrika./ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." This page has a stamped emblem: Habsburg Imperial Crest with leitmotif: Litomericensis sig Gymnasii Regii" showing possible ownership by this Czech academy. The front pastedown has a serene ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana collectors and specialists. Included: correspondence regarding this copy, between the Africana Library in Johannesburg and Frank Bradlow in Cape Town. A much owned but comfortable and contented copy. The boards are plain, resolute. They are much worn, scuffed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. Both the boards and spine are stead and sure. The paper is healthy. Untrimmed. The two illustrations are on blue paper. The pages are clean, clear, elderly, benevolent, worthy, more than competent, eager even, thrilling. A bibliophile's book indeed!! fk

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         Journal des dames et des modes .- 9e Année, n° 1 (5 Vendémiaire, an 13 [1805]) - 13e année, n° 72 (31 Décembre 1809)

      Paris: [Au Bureau du Journal des Dames], 1805-1809 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 10 vols. (2 volúmenes por año) (204x127 mm).- 361 [de 380] números; 409 [de 423] grabados en aguafuerte, coloreados a mano, rodeados de doble filete rectangular, con la indicación 'Costume Parisien' seguido de un nº de orden en margen superior de la mayoría de ellos, huella (180x115 mm) aprox.- // Encuadernación de mediados del s. XX, a la holandesa en media piel (taller de Arias hijos, calle Mayor 76, Madrid), lomo con 4 nervios, canto superior coloreado, resto sin desbarbar. Muy, muy esporádicas manchas y óxidos que en ningún momento desmerecen el impresionante conjunto. Todos los números con el sello de correspondencia del Département de la Seine.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Kleinert (2001).- // Pierre de La Mésangère fundó el Journal des Dames en 1797 y lo dirigió hasta su muerte en 1831. Publicaba 6 números al mes, cada uno con un grabado coloreado, excepto los días 15 en que lo acompañaba de 2 grabados. Es excepcional el volumen correspondiente al paso del calendario Republicano al calendario Juliano, al reunirse en el mismo tomo la cancelación del An 14 con el año 1806, que requirió aumentar de 84 a 105 los números de ese volumen. Los grabados de moda femenina (solo ocasionalmente masculina) son magníficos y el conjunto delicioso. Se considera a La Mésangère como el definidor del gusto burgués en vestimenta, al punto de que son numerosos los estudios realizados sobre su revista y el establecimiento de un gusto conductor del desarrollo de la moda. La alta periodicidad de esta revista y su envío por correspondencia con los correspondientes riesgos de pérdidas o deterioros hace que no existen colecciones completas y que resulte excepcional encontrar algún volumen completo de todos los grabados. Los escasos ejemplares de años o semestres en comercio presentan todos la falta de algunos de ellos. No hemos localizado en comercio ninguna serie tan amplia como la que ofrecemos, que es la siguiente: An 13 (1804-5): 9e anée, fascículos 1-72, p. 1-584, grabados 585-668.- Omisión de paginación de páginas 161-168, sin que falte ningún fascículo ni grabado. Nº 34 impreso en papel azul. Falto de los fascículos 52, 53, 58 y 61, y de sus correspondientes grabados 645, 646, 652 y 655. [Total, 68 de 72 fascículos con 80 de 84 grabados].- An 14 (1805) + 1806: 10e année, fascículos 1-92, p. 1-740, grabados 669-776.- Faltan los fascículos 19 y 78, con los grabados 690 y 760. Nº 56 aparece dos veces (aunque su grabado solo una). Roto el ángulo inferior de p. 545, con pérdida de texto. [Total, 90 de 92 fascículos con 105 de 107 grabados].- 1807: 11e année, fascículos 1-72, p. 1-586, grabados 777-860.- Falto de fascículos 8, 26, 27, 58 y 66, con los grabados 785, 793, 806-808, 844 y 853. Falta grabado 793. Grabado 860 encuadernado delante de su texto explicativo y no detrás. [Total, 67 de 72 fascículos con 77 de 84 grabados].- 1808: 12e année, fascículos 1 a 72, p. 1-574, grabados 861-944.- Falto de los fascículos 9, 33, 47, 54 y 72, y grabados 870, 871, 898, 899, 915, 923 y 944. Grab. 940-941 encuadernados antes del fascículo 69 y no detrás. Fascículos 70 y 71, con sus grabados, encuadernados al final del vol. 1809/1. [Total, 67 de 72 fascículos con 77 de 84 grabados].- 1809: 13e année, fascículos 1 a 72, p. 1-584, grabadoss 945 a 1028. Falto de fascículos 2, 41 y 64, con los grabados 946, 992 y 1019. Falta de esquina de papel -roto por correspondencia postal- en p. 431, con ligera pérdida de texto. Falto de grabado 1023. Grabado 1024 encuadernado antes de su nº. [Total, 69 de 72 fascículos con 80 de 84 grabados]. [Total del conjunto, 361 de 380 fascículos, con 409 de 423 grabados]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         African Memoranda: relative to an attempt to establish a British settlement on the Island of Bulama, on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1792. With a brief notice of the neighbouring tribes, soil production, etc. and some observations on the facility of colonizing that part of Africa with a view to cultivation; and the introduction of letters and religion to its inhabitants: but more particularly as the means of gradually abolishing African slavery.

      Baldwin London 1805 - First edition. 4to., [viii], xv, 500pp., WITH A NOTE BY DOROTHY STANLEY TO DEDICATION LEAF, large folding map, 2 full-page engraved plans, later red half morocco gilt by Mudie, top edge gilt, a fine copy. A wonderful note by Lady Stanley. The dedication leaf reads "To that man, of whatever nation, who, with equal means, shall do more towards the introduction of civilization, by cultivation and commerce, to the inhabitants of the western coast of Africa, than was effected by the enterprise of which the following sheets are descriptive; these memoranda are respectfully inscribed, by Philip Beaver." Lady Stanley has added, to the foot of the dedication, in pencil: "To Stanley. That Man! Dorothy Stanley 1910." Beaver made a considerable name for himself as a Captain in the Royal Navy, serving with distinction in the Mediterranean and the East Indies during the Napoleonic Wars. Prior to that, however, "he associated himself with a scheme for colonising the island of Bulama on the coast of Africa, near Sierra Leone. The whole affair seems to have been conducted without forethought or knowledge. The would-be settlers were, for the most part, idle and dissipated. Beaver found himself at sea in command of a vessel of 260 tons, with 65 men, 24 women, and 31 children, mostly sea-sick and all equally useless. When they landed, anything like discipline was unobtainable . Beaver endeavoured, by unceasing toil, to keep a little order and to promote a little industry; but the men were quite unfitted for the work and manner of life, and the greater number of them died. The miserable remnants of the party evacuated the island and went to Sierra Leone, whence Beaver obtained a passage to England." (DNB). Cox I, 398; Gay 3196; Brunet 28440. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         H.N. Mineralogie

      Paris 1805 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : 590x433 (mm), 23.25x17 (Inches), Paper Size : 710x534 (mm), 27.875x21 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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         Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Fourth edition. [ii], lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; [iv], 248 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary green morocco and marbled boards, flat spine divided into 5 compartments with gilt rolls. Light rubbing to spine ends and tips. Fourth edition. [ii], lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; [iv], 248 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The fourth edition of this cornerstone of British poetry. Largely based on the 1802 third edition, it is the last of the early lifetime editions and the final edition to include contributions by Coleridge. Wise, in his bibliography of Wordsworth, places a "high bibliographical value upon all four editions of the Lyrical Ballads." An attractive copy in contemporary half morocco. Reed A7; Healey 17; PMM 256 (first edition); Wise, Wordsworth 7

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         Antique Master Print-WATERFALL-FLUTE-MUSIC-REST-Gessner-Kolbe-1805

      - Original master print, titled: 'La Cascade'. It shows an idyllic forest scene with a large waterfall in the background. In the foreground three figures are relaxing, while one man plays a flute. Original etching on a vellin type paper. Description: Original antique master print, published in 1805. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Kolbe after a painting by Gessner. Salomon Gessner (1730-1788) was a Swiss painter/poet. As a painter he represented the conventional classical landscape. Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe (1757-1835) was a German painter, graphic artist and author. Condition: Excellent, given age. Very nice dark impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B2-26 The overall size is ca. 15.9 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 14.2 x 18.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 40.5 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 36 x 46.5 cm.

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         Portraits des hommes illustres des dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles, dessinés d'après nature, et gravés par Edelink, Lubin, van Schuppen, Duflos et Simonneau, avec une notice sur chacun d'eux.

      Paris, Calixte Volland, an XIV - 1805, - 2 tomes en un vol. in-folio, [4]-40-32 pp., avec un frontispice allégorique et 105 planches (dont 103 portraits individuels de célébrités du XVIIe siècle, et 2 planches collectives de personnages du XVIIIe siècle), basane fauve racinée, dos lisse orné alternativement de semis géométriques et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre cerise, encadrement de triple filet à froid sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Coiffe supérieure rognée, dos un peu frotté, des épidermures sur les plats. Il s'agit là d'une réimpression des Hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siècle, série parue en 1696-1700, complète des portraits de Pascal et Antoine Arnauld (caviardés par ordre royal dans la première édition), et complétée par deux planches médiocrement gravées regroupant chacune 20 portraits en médaillon pour le XVIIIe siècle. Monglond VI, 1398. Brunet IV, 509-51. Seulement trois exemplaires de ce tirage au CCF (Avallon, Troyes et Amiens).

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         Natuurlijke historie van het rundvee in Holland. 6 delen, Leiden, Trap, 1805-1811. [Ook verschenen als deel IV 2 t/m IX van de Natuurlijke Historie van Holland].

      Gebonden in half leer, mooie set. Geillustreerd met portret van Berkhey en een groot aantal, meest uitvouwbare, gravures, waaronder een enkele handgekleurd. B0592.

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         RECUEIL des NOUVELLES OFFICIELLES de la Grande Armée.

      S.l.n.d., - in-4 carré, bradel demi-basane fauve, coins velin (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire.Ensemble de texte de nouvelles officielles, la plupart relatant des opérations de la guerre d'Espagne. 1. Nouvelles Officielles de la Grande Armée, donnant les détails de l'entrée triomphante de nos troupes dans Vienne ; de plusieurs combats où nous avons fait un très grand nombre de prisonniers. Défaite des Russes qui demandent à capituler, etc. (.) Noms des corps qui se sont distingués dans ces mémorables journées, etc. etc. Paris, de l'Imprimerie Gauthier, an XIV. 4 pp. De novembre 1805. 2. Détails historiques et intéressans sur la vie de l'ex-Impératrice Joséphine ; ses adieux à son fils Eugène et à sa fille Hortense avant sa mort. Désignation des augustes personnages qui ont assisté aux funérailles de cette vertueuse Princesse, suivie de la lettre pleine de sentiment qu'elle fit écrire par un secrétaire à son ci-devant époux Napoléon. Boulogne, Impr. Leroy-Berger, (1814). 2 pp. 3. Nouveaux modèles de pétitions, placets et requêtes, à présenter au Roi, aux Prince et princesses de la famille Royale, aux Ducs et Pairs, aux Ministres, à toutes les personnes de distinction et aux autorités constituées ; avec les jours d'audiences des ministres, etc. S.l.n.d. (1814). 2 pp. 4. Extrait du Moniteur, contenant des détails officiels sur l'assemblée solennelle du Champ de Mars, sur l'acceptation de l'Acte additionnel aux Constitutions de l'Empire (.). Boulogne, Impr. Leroy-Berger, s.d. 4 pp. 5. Nouvelles officielles. Nouvelles d'Espagne, sur l'entrée des Français à Malaga, charge brillante de la cavalerie française (.) nomination du Prince Eugène Napoléon au Grand-Duché de Francfort, nouvelles de Vienne, Préparatifs de fêtes pour la réception de l'archiduchesse Marie-Louise d'Autriche. S.l.n.d. 4 pp. 6. Nouvelles officielles. n°2. Boulogne, Impr. de Leroy-Berger, juin 1815. 4 pp. 8. Nouvelles officielles et intéressantes. n°44 à 52, n°54 à 58, n°60 à 62, 64, 65, 67 à 72, 74, 76, 78 à 80, 82, 84 à 90. S.l.n.d. 4 pp. chacunes et 8 pp. pour certaines. Extrait du Moniteur de juillet à décembre (1808). 9. Nouvelles officielles. n°154, 155 (septembre 1809) ; n°171, 172 (février-mars 1810). S.l.n.d. 4 pp. chacunes. 10. Suite de la Relation des événements d'Espagne. S.l.n.d. paginé 8-12 (cahier inversé). 11. Nouvelles officielles. n°182, 185, et 186 (mai 1810). S.l.n.d. 4 pp. chacunes. Petits manques de papier. 12. Détermination de l'emplacement du trône de S.M. l'Empereur et Roi, lors de la distribution solenelle des décorations de la Légion d'honneur, le 28 thermidor an 12. S.l.n.d. (août 1804). 2 pp.

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         PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY OR SOCIAL LIFE OR THE ART OF CONVERSING WITH MEN AFTER THE GERMAN OF BARON KNIGGE

      Ansingburgh NY: Penniman & Bliss(1805.). 1st American Edition. Period Full Leather, 8vo, 368 pages. This is the stated First American Edition of Baron Knigge's sociological/philosophical work on human relations. Adolf Franz Friedrich Knigge (1752-1796) , was a German philosopher and writer, under the name "Philo, " was one of the most active members of the Illuminati, a mutual moral and intellectual improvement society founded by Adam Weishaupt, and which later became affiliated with the Freemasons. This work is an English language translation of Knigge's most poular work, Ueber den Umgang mit Menschen (1788) , in which he lays down rules to be observed for a peaceful, happy and useful life. (Shaw & Shoemaker, American Imprints: 8743) . Knigge's book was often viewed as a manual of etiquette so that the term "Knigge" in German came to mean something like "good manners. " The book , however, is more on the ways that humans should interact to live a morally good life. Interesting social guidelines such as: xiv "provoke not the resentment of an ill tempered woman; " xv "Is it possible to avoid falling in love? ; " xvi Seducing or deluding...; " xvii "On conversation with coquettes and seducing females. " This English translation may be more of a free interpretation by Peter Will since it says "after the German" rather than "translated from the German. " This volume was published in Lansingburgh New York which is now a part of Troy. Original morocco spine label and gilt embellishments. Period leather boards show wear. Especially at the foot and spine of the crown, but otherwise a very nice clean copy, with only occational foxing, the nicest we have ever seen. Very Good- Condition. (SPEC-35-6)

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         THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected copy left by the late GEORGE STEEVENS Esq. With a series of engravings from the original designs of Henry Fuseli, Esq, R. A. Professor of Painting: and a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most recent commentators: A History of the Stage, a Life of Shakespeare, etc., by Alexander Chalmers, A. M. In 10 Volumes

      F C and J Rivington et al, London 1805 - Very good set of the superior large paper copy, with 37 plates after drawings by Fuseli, plus a portrait frontispiece. In contemporary full calf with red and black title pieces, gilt tooled spines in 6 compartments with raised bands. The bindings have been refurbished professionally and are in excellent useable condition. Internally the pages are very clean and sound. Some of the plates, on different stock, have slight foxing but never serious. Nice bookplate of Harry G Kersteman to all volumes, other ownership inscription to vol 1 pastedown plus bookseller's label for J Rodwell, 244 Strand. George Steevens' Complete Works of Shakespeare was originally published in 1773 in collaboration with Samuel Johnson, and several later revised editions followed. This edition is notable for its fine large paper format and its wonderful plates (two of which are engraved by William Blake). FURTHER IMAGES SUPPLIED ON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Magnificent Illuminated Manuscript - Circa 1890's - Sermon on the Mount/Bible

      - The Sermon on the Mount. Blindstamped calf over wooden boards, brass clasp, gauffered edges. Calligraphic title leaf, 62 illuminated pages on 31 leaves, all interleaved with 2 blank pages between each illumination. This is a magnificent illuminated manuscript by a woman calligrapher and illuminator. This was a popular and socially acceptable artistic endeavor for women throughout the Victorian era. A good deal of the work, like this book, is of exceptional artistic merit. It is surprising to me that more scholarship has not been done on this topic. With this book, the text is written in black letter with many illuminated initial letters within a 2" x 1.25" block. The text is surrounded by an integrated red, blue, and gold border. The border itself is extended by rich floral decorations augmented with delicate birds, vases, fruits, jewels, mice, butterflies, and other images. These beautiful marginal designs are by L.H. Bloxam. On a blank after the title leaf is a presentation "Henrietta Bloxam from her Mother H.L. Bloxam." The artist was most probably a relation of the Gothic revivalist, Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805-1888). The quality of the manuscript must be seen to be appreciated. The ornate binding has been sympathetically res-pined, else very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background

      London: [Richard Phillips]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Blindstamp of Worcester Public Library faintly impressed to plate margins. Modern rebind with moire silk endpapers and gauffered edges. Some browning and off-setting from plates. Occasional light marking. [1805]. Second Issue. Blue gilt-edged hardback leather cover. 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8"). [64pp.]. Thirty-one hand-coloured plates. From the loosely laid-in appendix (see scanned image) we know this collated volume of thirty one plates to be a second volume running from plate 24 - 54. Each plate accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress describing the cry and trade in the body of the text and, in the footnote, the London building in the background of the scene. Originally issued to accompany R. Phillips's Modern London, being the history and present state of the British metropolis. This is apparently a reissue, under separate cover, of the plates with their descriptive letterpress which were published with the 1805 edition of Modern London. Plates do not bear imprint as is found in 1804 edition [COPAC]. .

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         Gesamtansicht, ( ca. 9 x 32 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Schuhmacher.

      - Kupferstich v. Cöntgen, datiert 17. 6., 1805, 36 x 38 Stopp D 131.2 - Gesamtansicht von Westen mit großer Ähnlichkeit zu der Kundschaft mit Beer/Zell. Neu ist die dekorative Rokokoumrahmung mit der Personifikation der vier Jahreszeiten. - Mit gut erhaltenem Papiersiegel. Gut erhalten.

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         EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS

      - EARLY AMERICAN. (CHESS) AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS; chiefly selected from the best writers on that subject (by An Amateur). Boston: C. Bingham & Co., printed by H. Bowen. No date, circa 1805. 16mo ( 2 3/8 x 3 3/4"), blue wraps, 28p., Fine condition. Chess for beginners. The publisher Caleb Bingham was a Dartmouth graduate. He first opened a school for girls in Boston and later became a bookseller between 1794 - 1817 (see Rosenbach 284-5 not listing this title). Quite scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Le Touraco violet mâle. No.18.

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Guyard fils n. Auguste b. Millevoy, um 1805, 53,3 x 34,5 (H) ( Blattgr.) Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

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         Notice de la vie et des écrits de George-Louis Le Sage de Genève. Rédigée d?après ses notes par Pierre Prevost. Suivie d?un opuscule de Le Sage sur les Causes finales; d?extraits de sa correspondance avec divers savans et personnen illustres, telle que le Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Necker, Euler, Rousseau etc.

      A Genève, Chez J.J. Pschoud, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1805, - gr. in-8vo, VIII + 607 p., ms. sur la première feuille blanche ?J.L. Prevost?, reliure en veau glacé, dos habillement remis, dos avec pièce de titre noir, filets dorés, plats avec encadrement de filets dorés. Bel exemplaire. Rare dans le commerce. Pierre Prévost, ancien professeur de physique à l'académie de Genève (1751-1839) /Jean-Louis Prevost 1838-1927 (cousin de l?auteur). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         La Henriade, poeme, en dix chants, avec les notes et les variantes; suivie de l'essai sur la poésie épique

      Paris: Stereotype d'Herhan, 1805. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. (205 x 120 mm). lv, [1], 404 pp. In a fine, contemporary French binding by Kallenbach (signed R[el] [P]ar Kallenbach at the foot of spine); blue-black diced russia calf, covers gilt with a wide arched trellis of leaves, smooth spine gilt, pastedowns of red glazed paper, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (joints almost invisibly strengthened). Beautiful early 19th-century Parisian binding by Kallenbach, a little-known master whose work exhibits the severe Empire elegance and technical perfection of Bozerian le Jeune and Simier, while anticipating by many years the flowing sophistication of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. Our binding is far superior than the routine and clearly derivative example formerly in the Jules Janin - Hans Furstenberg - Otto Schafer collections (Von Arnim, Europaische Einbandkunst no. 163, describing it as “von mittlerer Qualitat”). Concerning Kallenbach, Von Arnim cites various authorities on the history of French bookbinding, none of whom were able to provide any biographical details, save that he was active in the early 19th-century at 4, rue Chabanais. His first name is not known, and various spellings of his last name occur in the literature, including: Kalenbach / Kalenbach / Kalenback). We know of only two other bindings by Kallenbach, both in the British Library, and both bound in “gold tooled painted calf.” The first is on another edition of Voltaire's “La Henriade” (Kehl, 1789), the second Bernard's “Paul et Virginie” (Paris, 1806). Our copy of Voltaire's “Henriade” appears to be on large paper. The doublures are of red glazed paper and are decidedly appealing. Besides the inferior Janin-Fustenberg-Schafer example (sold at Sotheby's London, 7 December 1995, lot 288) this is the only Kallenbach binding we have ever seen offered for sale. Flety, Dictionnaire des relieurs francais, p. 98. Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 112. Beraldi, La Reliure au XIXe siecle, vol. I, p. 34. Kallenbach remained unknown to Schmidt-Kunsemuller.

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         Le Antiche iscrizioni Perugine raccolte, illustrate e pubblicate da Gio. Battista Vermiglioli (.). I. Tomo primo che contiene le iscrizioni Etrusche, ed un ragionamento sulle origini di Perugia. - II. Tomo secondo che contiene le iscrizioni Romane e Greche con gl' indici necessarj.

      Pérouse, Carlo Baduel, 1804-1805, - 2 tomes en un vol. in-4 carré de texte ; un vol. in-folio d'atlas, XLIV-519 pp. en numérotation continue, avec des vignettes in-t. et 10 planches [titre principal], demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de filets et de triples caissons dorés, pièce de titre bouteille, tranches mouchetées (Ottmann-Duplanil). Quelques rousseurs, mais bel exemplaire. Édition originale très peu commune (le recueil fut republié en 1833-1834 chez le même éditeur, et c'est généralement cette édition que l'on voit). Giambattista Vermiglioli (1769-1848) fut professeur d'archéologie à l'Université de Pérouse de 1810 à 1846. Il se consacra à l'histoire de Pérouse à toutes les époques, mais spécialement dans ses origines étrusques et latines. Relié à la suite : VERMIGLIOLI : Nuove pubblicazioni per cura del conte Giancarlo Conestabile (.). Parte seconda : Il Sepolcro dei Volunni. Pérouse, Bartelli, 1855, [4]-148 pp. Il s'agit du deuxième des quatre tomes de la collective des ?uvres de Vermiglioli donnée par le comte Conestabile, et dont la publication s'étagea jusqu'en 1870. C'est ce texte partiel que complète l'atlas in-folio (un feuillet de titre, et 16 planches gravées au trait). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Exposition des familles naturelles et de la germination des plantes. 2 in 4 volumes.

      Paris, Treuttel et Wurtz, 1805. - 4°, circa 24 x 16,3 cm. with 117 engraved plates Contemporary green cardboard with gilded labels to spine "Nissen, BBI 987; Stafleu-C. 3305; Pritzel 4400. First edition of this large work "contenant la description de 2337 genres, et d environ 4000 espèces les plus utiles et les plus intéressants", including roses, conifers, legumes, chestnuts etc. - This copy is NOT coloured but in black and white throughout. The plates show hundreds of plants and their details. - An elegant set from the library of the dukes of Bavaria in Schloss Tegernsee with their small label to the spines. " "- Minor browning, little foxing, uncut, a little rubbed. Nice set in decorative green bindings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         La Perruche Phigy Pl. 64

      Paris 1805 - Paper Dimension: 14 x 21 Engraving with original hand color - Jacques Barraband’s engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. These stunning portraits were done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking Histoire Naturelle des Oiseauz des Paradis et des Rolliers. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband’s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillants publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciouness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds’ feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engravings by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Voyage en Morée a Constantinople, en Albanie, et dans plusieurs autres parties de l'Empire Othoman, pendant les années 1798, 1799, 1700 et 1801.

      A Paris: Chez Gabon et Compe., libraires, Place de l'École de Médecine, MDCCCV [1805]. - 3 vols., 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm.): vol. I: [6], vii, [1], 542 pages, [1] folded engraved map entitled "Plan de la plaine de Tripolitza en Morée . par J.D. Barbié du Bocage" and [1] folded table entitled "Tableau des productions territoriales de la Morée"; vol. II: [4], xv, [1], 287 pages, [1] folded engraved frontispiece entitled "Vue du chateau des sept tours à Constantinople"; vol. III: [4], xxi, [3], 344 pages, [1] engraved frontispiece entitled "Reïs Barbaresque" and [1] engraved plate entitled "Soldat albanais," [1] folded engraved map entitled "Plan de la plaine de Ianina en Albanie . par J.D. Barbié du Bocage," and a one-page advertisement/prospectus on this work. Bound in contemporary blue paste paper boards, paper titling pieces in ink on spines, uncut; occasional minor spotting and foxing, but otherwise in very good condition. FIRST EDITION OF POUQUEVILLE'S TRAVEL'S TO MOREA, GREECE, ALBANIA AND TURKEY, COMPLETE WITH ALL MAPS AND PLATES, IN AN ATTRACTIVE, UNSOPHISTICATED BINDING. François Pouqueville (1770-1838) was a French diplomat, explorer, physician and historian, and member of the Institut de France. As the Turkish sultan's hostage and then as Napoleon Bonaparte's general consul at the court of Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Pouqueville travelled extensively throughout Ottoman occupied Greece from 1798 to 1820. Through his diplomacy and writings, Pouqueville became a prominent spokesman for the Philhellenism movement throughout Europe and contributed to the liberation of the Greeks and the rebirth of the Greek nation. The present work, dedicated Emperor Napoleon I, was Pouqueville's first major publication and was a huge literary success. It established Pouqueville as an expert in Ottoman affairs and contributed to his nomination as Napoleon's consul general to the court of Ali Pasha of Ioannina. Voyage en Morée was republished in various forms over the next few years; an English translation and abridgement appeared in 1806, and a full translation by Anne Plumptre was published in 1813. Pouqueville went on to published a still more influential travel book, Voyage dans la Grece, which appeared in five volumes in 1820-22. REFERENCES: Atabey 963; Blackmer 1344; Weber 1:5. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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