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      Italia (Pisa),, 1805-1815.. In-8 gr. (mm. 253x190), 22 voll. in 21 tomi, mz. pelle coeva (qualche abras. ai piatti in cartonato), filetti e tit. oro al dorso, ca. 200-300 pp. cad. vol., con ritratto del poeta inc. in rame (nel I vol.) e 1 belliss. tav. pure inc., nel vol. XVII (al "Misogallo"). Importante edizione delle opere complete così suddivisa: vol. I: "Rime. Rime inedite" - Vol. II: "Del Principe e delle lettere" - Vol. III: "Della Tirannide" - Vol. IV: "L'America libera. Panegirico di Plinio a Trajano. La virtù sconosciuta. L'Etruria vendicata" - Vol. V: "Versione di Sallustio" - Vol. VI: "Satire. Abele. Alceste" - Voll. VII. VIII: "Vita dell'autore scritta da esso" - Voll. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV: "Tragedie (Filippo. Polinice. Antigone. Virginia. Agamennone. Oreste. Rosmunda. Ottavia. Timoleone. Merope. Maria Stuarda. La congiura de' Pazzi. Don Garzia. Saul. Agide. Sofonisba. Bruto Primo. Mirra. Bruto Secondo)" - Voll. XV. XVI: "Commedie (L'uno. I pochi. I troppi. L'antidoto. La finestrina. Il divorzio)" - Voll. XVII /XVIII. XIX: "Il Misogallo" - "Versione di Terenzio (delle commedie: L'Andria. L'Eunuco. L'Aspreggia se stesso. Gli Adelfi. Formione. L'Ecira)" - Vol. XX: "Versioni dal greco (I Persiani di Eschilo - Il Filottete di Sofocle - L'Alceste di Euripide - Le Rane di Aristofane)" - Voll. XXI. XXII: "Versione di Virgilio (L'Eneide)". Cfr. Gamba,2529: "Splendida edizione di 250 esempl., in cui sono comprese le "Tragedie" e le "Opere postume" - Brunet,I,175: "Belle édition" - Graesse,I,75. Con uniformi arross. più o meno pesanti interc. nei t., alone margin. al vol. IX, qualche lieve fiorit., ma complessivam. un buon esempl. marginoso, con barbe.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Lectures on Botany as Delivered in the Botanic Garden at Lambeth

      London: H.D.Symonds, 1805. Lectures on Botany by the late William Curtis, demonstrator of Botany to the Company of Apothecaries, author of The Botanical Magazine and of the Flora Londinensis. Arranged from the manuscripts in the possession of his son-in-law, Samuel Curtis, Florist, Walworth. Three volumes in one binding sometime rebacked. In all 119 hand coloured plates. Vol.1-131pp, Vol.2-114pp, Vol.3-63pp plus a Sketch of the Life and Writings of the late Mr William Curtis, by Dr.Thornton, 33pp.. Full Calf. Very Good. 230x145mm.

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        La Navigation, Poëme

      Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud, 1805. Two volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and half-title in each volume, some occasional light foxing; a good copy in nineteenth-century mottled calf, gilt, with twin red morocco labels to spines, bumped, hinges cracked but joints still strong. This is the scarce first edition of Esmenard's epic poem on the voyages of discovery generally, and La Pérouse specifically. The work includes a plate showing the then hypothetical wreck of La Pérouse, 'Naufrage des Canots de la Pérouse au Port des Français'.A hardy and experienced mariner himself, Esmenard composed the poem while under sail with Villaret-Joyeuse to Martinique. The epic poem demonstrates his broad knowledge of the voyages of the eighteenth century, with references to Bougainville, Malaspina, Byron, Wallis and Surville, as well as sections on the 'immortelle' Anson and 'sage et malheureux' Cook.The work is an homage to the great French sailor La Pérouse, 'maître du monde', and is one of the most beautiful examples of the enduring interest in his fate, given that by 1805 he had been missing for over a decade. On the scaffold Louis XVI had asked "What news of La Pérouse?"Esmenard writes that the distraught French people still wait and hope for his return, but probably in vain. In fact, both text and image assume that La Pérouse has wrecked on some fatal island: 'Dans ce gouffre écumant que la mort environne, / De leur fatal naufrage embrassent les débris, / Voyez-vous ces soldats, entendez-vous leurs cris, / Mêlés au bruit lointain des rochers et de l'onde?'Very rare: Ferguson notes only the National Library copy of this edition.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales, The

      1805. first edition. Eighteen Fine Hand Colored Aquatint Views Of England and WalesLOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales, From drawings made expressly for this undertaking by P.J. de Loutherbourg, Esq., R.A. With historical and descriptive accounts of the several places of which views are given. Engraved by William Pickett, and coloured by John Clark. London: Printed for Robert Bowyer… by T. Bensley, 1805. First edition, first issue. Folio (18 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches; 467 x 333 mm.). [2], [36] leaves. Two title-pages and two leaves of descriptive text for each plate (titles and text in both English and French; the French text in double-columns). Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates. Text and plates watermarked J. Whatman 1801 and 1805. A few light marginal stains to some text leaves, overall a near fine copy.Recently rebound to contemporary style in full dark green straight-grain morocco. Covers with gilt ruled borders enclosing a decorative gilt border. Spine richly gilt decorated and lettered in compartments, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers. First issue copies contain a signature and imprint underneath each plate and watermarks no later than 1805. Abbey, Scenery, 9. Tooley 305. 

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON BREWING, DISTILLING, AND RECTIFICATION, with the genuine process of making brandy, rum, and Hollands gin, the London practice of brewing porter, ale and table beer, and the method of brewing country ales, &c

      London, Robert Scholey, 1805.. with the modern improvements in fermentation, or the doctrine of attenuation, in which the old and present mode of work is improved, with an entire new system, much more advantageous; interspersed with practical observations on each kind of fermentable matter, raw and prepared, with rules for obtaining the greatest quantity, and of better quality, from grain, raw or malted, sugar or molasses; and the making wines, cider and vinegar: the whole fundamentally delineated with plates: with a copious appendix on the culture and preparation of Foreign Wines, Brandies, and Vinegars, previous to exportation, and the best method of managing them when imported into these kingdoms. FIRST EDITION 1805, 4to, approximately 285 x 215 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 8 engraved plates showing equipment, one folding, and 5 folding tables, the work is divided into 4 parts: Book I, Brewing for malt liquors; Book II, Brewing for Distilling; Book III, Made wines, vinegar, cider and perry; Book IV, an Appendix on the "growth, or culture, gathering, pressing, fermentation ... of German, French, Spanish, Portugal, Italian and Grecian wines...", pages: xxxii, 307, (1); 248; 135; 183, (1 - Directions to Binder), bound in half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, gilt ornament in between, gilt lettered black morocco label, fore-edges and lower edges untrimmed. Leather corners missing, marbled boards rubbed, 3 tiny splits to upper hinge, 2 pinholes in lower hinge, armorial bookplate of George Blount on front pastedown, free endpapers replaced long ago, front inner paper hinge cracked, binding firm, light brown stain to upper edge of front endpaper 160 mm wide x 35 mm maximum (6½" x 1½"), this persists, varying in size and intensity, but mainly diminishing, to page 75, not affecting text, there is a triangular hole in the title page, maximum 10 mm (½") with a grazed area beside it resulting in the loss of the word "attenuation" and partial loss of "modern improvement in", repaired on blank reverse, a few fox spots to fore-edge of title page, small pale stains in the upper margin start on page 113, becoming bigger and heavier and affecting the 4 plates at page 116, these plates and Plates 5 to 8 lightly browned and lightly foxed, light brown offsetting from Plate 1 onto facing text, the stains to the upper margins of the text persisting faintly to page 125, small closed tear to 3 margins, neatly repaired, small piece torn off 1 top corner, no loss, very occasional light foxing, mainly to lower margins, last 4 leaves lightly browned. A good copy complete with all plates and tables. The first detailed account in English of modern wines, preceding Alexander Henderson by 19 years. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 243, G35970: Shannon "deals not only with specific modern wines, but with such details as how the vines are planted, the grapes, the soils, how the wines are made and tasted and even how Burgundy should be shipped to England.....(his) treatise covers all of the world's known wines ... but he leaves no doubt as to his favourite region (Burgundy)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick.

      Printed by Edward Walker, Newcastle 1805 - In two volumes. xxxviii, 346pp; xxii, 400pp. Dark green half morocco over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, elaborately decorated in gold, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous in-text illustrations. With the bookplates of noted inventor and businessman Robert Clarence Pruyn on the front pastedown endpapers. Light wear to extremities. Internally very clean. A bright, very good+ set. ; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad Bookstore ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Tour in America in 1798, 1799, and 1800. Exhibiting Sketches of Society and Manners, and a Particular Account of the American System of Agriculture With its Recent Improvements

      London: J. Harding, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good. Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, hinges split, front board detached cleanly on volume 1 and endpaper loose, spines dry and cracked, hinge cracked on vol 2. Internally unmarked. 739pp, last few leaves creased in volume 1. Old armorial bookplates of the Winmarleighs. Howes 96, Sabin 58786 "Parkinson was an English agriculturist who came to America recommended by Sir John Sinclair to superintend the farms of General Washington respecting whom the book abounds in curious details that seem to have been generally overlooked by his biographers". Parkinson was also the author of The Experienced Farmer's Tour in America (1799). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Inventory No: 037829.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Works of Cornelius Tacitus; with an Essay on his Life and Genius, Notes, Supplements, &c. 8 volume set

      London: Printed for John Stockdale. VG : in very good condition. Light rubbing to spine and corners. Offsetting from leather at prelim edges. Mild browning to maps. Text blocks clean and tight. Speckled edges. 1805. Reprint. Half-leather with marbled boards. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 515pp; 503pp; 451pp; 407pp; 387pp; 507pp; 556pp; 319pp + index. Fold out maps in vols 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. A new edition, with the author's last corrections. NB this is a heavy set. Extra shipping charges may be requested for some overseas destinations. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Berolineum, ou nouvelle description de Berlin. - Ouvrage indispensable pour connoitre et visiter en peu de temps ce qu'il y a de plus curieux tant dans la capitale qu'aux environs; avec une plan enlumine de la ville de Berlin et la vue du nouveau palais a Potsdam.

      Berlin, Oehmigke, 1805.. Tit. m. gest. Vign. im Oval ( Neue Palais in Potsdam ), X, 1 Bl., 304 SS., 1 Bl. m. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Plan von Berlin, 8°, späterer HLdr.- Bd. i. St. d. Zt. ( um 1900 ) auf 4 Bünden, m. Rvg. u. goldgepr. Rtit.u. gefiedertem Buchschnitt ( min. ber. u. best.).. Berl.- Bibl. 58; Engelmann 335; Schulz, 211 ( für den Plan ). - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses ausführlichen Berlin - Führers. Neben einer Fülle praktischer Hinweise ( Hotels, Restaurants, Lesezimmer etc.) sind auch Verzeichnisse von Künstlern, Musikern und Gelehrten enthalten. - Der von Carl Jättnig nach D. F. Sotzmann 1800 gestochene Plan mit einer gestochenen deutschsprachigen Legende rechts oben und unter der Darstellung ( Farberklärungen ). Laut Schulz ist die Platte aktualisiert worden: z.B.Köpenickervorstadt jetzt Luisenstadt. - Tadellos altkoloriert ( 33,1 x 43,1 cm = Kartenbild ). Das Buch innen papierbedingt durchgängig leicht gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Insgesamt von sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        [K366]. Idomeneo Rè di Creta o sia Jlia e Jdamante Drama Eroico in tre atti... Prezzo 48 fr. [Act I only]. [Full score]

      Bonn: N. Simrock; Paris: H. Simrock: [PN] 444. [1805]. Folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), [i] (cast list), 3-123, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian. Small circular publisher's blindstamp to foot of title. Printed note to foot of final page of music: "Fine dell' Atto Primo." German text underlay added in pencil in an unknown hand to pp. 30-32, 43, 51, 52, 73, and 81; crosses in pencil above the system at some fermatas. Some soiling; edges slightly browned; small ink stain to p. 25; binder's stabhole to upper inner blank margins. An uncut copy. . First Edition. Haberkamp pp. 163-64 (with cast list to recto of folio 2). Köchel 6 p. 372. Hoboken 11, 108 (with cast list to recto of folio 2). Hirsch II, 654. RISM M4187. The score order is unusual in that the timpani are at the head of the system, followed by the winds in order of decreasing loudness - trumpets, horns, clarinets, flutes, oboes; the strings at the bottom of the system appear in the usual layout, i.e., by range. There is no separate staff for the bassoons, which simply doubled the string bass.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing. Part First

      London: Edward Orme, 1805. Large folio, with printed title page, 16 pp. letterpress description, engraved dedication leaf and a total of 17 plates (12 engraved and 5 aquatints, one of which is handcoloured); title-page a little chipped, some plates thumbed and worn at the margins, but a very good copy with generous margins in recent half calf preserving original blue tinted wrappers. The first published part to Liber Nauticus, one of the great English naval aquatint books of the Napoleonic era.This ambitious work is the product of a fruitful collaboration between Dominick Serres and his son John Thomas. A Gascon by birth, Dominick Serres was educated at the Benedictine academy at Douai but ran away to sea to escape a life in the clergy. After working as a common seaman on the South American routes he rose to become a master of a ship trading from Havana until captured by a British frigate. When in England, Serres met the famous marine artist Charles Brooking and began a successful new career that included Royal Academy membership and a stint as marine painter to George II. John Thomas followed in his father's footsteps and likewise enjoyed Royal patronage. The title page of the present volume describes him as 'Marine Draught-Man to the Honourable Board of Admiralty'.In the elegantly engraved preface leaf titled 'Address to the Amateurs of Marine Drawing', John Thomas Serres outlines his intention for Liber Nauticus: 'Many are the obstacles to the attainment of a proficiency in drawing Marine subjects, particularly as it is not only a requisite that a person desirous in excelling in this Art should possess a knowledge of the construction of a ship, or what is denominated "Naval Architecture"... but he should likewise be acquainted with seamanship." Accordingly, John Thomas published the Liber Nauticus to educate land-locked artists in the technical details of various naval craft so they could accurately depict them in action settings. Thus it was possible to forego the rigour and brutality of naval life and 'even those who are unacquainted with these floating monuments of British Power' could render them with relative ease.This is an early issue of the first edition, indicated by the single letter printed 'S' as an overslip on the title page correcting 'Nauticum' to 'Nauticus'. Likewise the last letterpress leaf bears the pasted slip reading 'End of Part First'. It is an appealing unsophisticated copy, recently rebound retaining the original wrappers complete with the engaging lithographed titling onlay depicting two leviathans beneath a crown formed from masts and sails. The onlay includes the original sale price for the first part of £2/2s, proof that this was an expensive publication in its day.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        European commerce, shewing new and secure channels of trade with the continent of Europe : detailing the produce, manufactures, and commerce, of Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany ... ... as well as the trade of the Rivers ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed for W.J. and J. Richardson, Royal Exchange; J. Asperne, Cornhill; J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; and F. Perthes, Hamburg, 1805, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: European commerce, shewing new and secure channels of trade with the continent of Europe : detailing the produce, manufactures, and commerce, of Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany ... ... as well as the trade of the Rivers Elbe, Weser, and Ems : with a general view of the trade, navigation, produce, and manufactures, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and its unexplored and improvable resources and interior wealthContemporary calf over marble boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-case with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Minor wear to the board extremities. A very good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 651 pages; Physical desc.: xiv, 651, [1] p : front. (fold. map) tables (part fold.) ; 28 x 23 cm. Notes: "Also ascribed to: William Playfair" - note in N. U. C. Subject: Commerce - Early works to 1800. Commercial products - Early works to 1800. Europe - Commerce.

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        A List of the Officers of the Militia, the Gentlemen & Yeomanry Cavalry an Volunteer Infantry of the United Kingdom

      London: War Office, 14 October, 1805. The Eleventh Edition [i.e. Year]. Octavo (233 × 142 mm). Contemporary red morocco, new black morocco label, flat spine with gilt compartments centred on attractive sun-in-splendour tools, elaborate panels to the boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, label replaced as noted, but remaining extremely handsome. First edition. These militia lists are extremely uncommon, COPAC records a single copy of this year at Oxford, and just a scatter of copies for other years, OCLC adds Westminster Library, and copies in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria. An extremely substantial list, arranged alphabetically by region, issued just two years after the breakdown of the Peace of Amiens. Bookplate of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Ernest studied at the University of Göttingen and then trained in the Hanoverian Army, fighting "with courage in Flanders and the Netherlands against the French" (ODNB). commanding the Hanoverian light battalion of grenadiers at Villers-en-Cauchi in 1793, and seeing action at Tournai - where he was wounded - and Nijmegen in 1794. He regarded himself as a professional soldier, but after 1796 never again held command in the field, despite repeated efforts to obtain active service. At the time of the issue of this list he was intimately involved in home defence, having been made commander of the Severn District in 1803, with responsibility for the forces in and around the Severn Estuary. And when war with France broke out again, his elder brother, the Duke of York appointed Ernest to the more important Southwest District, comprising Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. On the death of his brother William IV in1837, he ascended to the throne of Hanover. Uncommon, and with excellent provenance.

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        La Perruche Tavane, Pl. 69

      Paris 1805 - Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, La Perruche Tavane, Pl. 69, measures 13.75" x 10.25 and is in excellent condition with light spotting around the top edge and a cropped left margin. This engraving was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned Barraband to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking “Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets”. This bird, commonly called a Budgeriar or Common Pet Parakeet, is expertly hand-colored with a green head, blue underside and brown wings with yellow and blue accents. The tail-feathers, in a light purple color add to the colorfulness of this small bird. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon’s campaigns were generating. 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. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. 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 Levaillant’s 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Dissertations sur plusieurs espèces de Fucus, peu connues ou nouvelles, avec leur description en Latin et en Français: I.er Fascicule (all published).

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, An XIII.=1805. 4to (315 x 250 mm). pp. xxiv, 83, (1), with 36 fine engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides. Jean Vincent Félix Lamouroux (1779-1825) was one of the leading French phycologist of his time. In the present work he descibes exotic and european algae. He was professor of natural history at Caen. The excellent and detailed plates are engraved by Sellier. A fine copy of this rare item.//Stafleu & Cowan 4155.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Die alte Börse, "Vue de la nouvelle Bourse a Berlin a gauche on voit l'une rangees d' arbres dent la place d'Armes est en touree, au fond, et du meme cote le batiment de la Douane et a droite derriere la bourse, la petite Eglise de la Garnison".

      . altkol. Aquatinta b. Genty in Paris, um 1805, 23 x 34,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Banken Nr. 2..- Selten! Blick vom Lustgarten zur alten Börse, mittig links der Packhof, daneben das Badehaus ( 1802 entstanden ). - Das Blatt tadellos und breitrandig. Oben rechts mit "No. 15" bezeichnet.

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        La Perruche a gorge rouge, Pl. 46

      Paris 1805 - Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, La Perruche a gorge rouge, Pl. 46, measures 13.75" x 10.25 and is in excellent condition with cropped edges and light foxing. This engraving was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned Barraband to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking “Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets”. This bird, a type of Budgerigar or Parakeet is expertly hand-colored with a vibrant green head and body and a red throat and shoulders. Precise lines define and detail each feather on this small birds body, giving it dimension and definition. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon’s campaigns were generating. 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. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. 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 Levaillant’s 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Trois airs russes variés pour le Violon, accompagné d'un second Violon, Alto & Violoncelle. Oeuvre 11.

      Imprimerie lithographique - In-folio (35 x 25 cm.) Sans date (c. 1805) . Complet de ses quatre parties: 15-5-5-5 pp. Planche N° 320. Avec un titre quatre fois répété à chacune des parties, orné d'une charmante vignette lithographiée. En feuilles. L'angle supérieur droit de toutes les parties est quelque peu fragilisé par un travail de vers ainsi que par une large mouillure. La lecture des notes n'en est toutefois pas affectée. Quelques discrètes annotations anciennes à l'encre brune. Précieux et rarissime incunable de la lithographie imprimé sur la première presse parisienne, rue Saint Sébastien, N° 24. Twyman (Michael). Early lithographed music: a study based on the H. Baron Collection. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The JOURNAL Of A TOUR Into The TERRITORY NORTHWEST Of The ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS; Made in the Spring of the Year 1803. With a Geographical and Historical Account of the State of Ohio

      Printed By Manning & Loring. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 30%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Full brown calf leather bound cover has overall wear. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Ex-libris plate of H. Scoffield on front paste down along with stamp of University of Connecticut Library. Antiquated signature on front end sheet dated 1825. Staining to title page. Pages clean with moderate toning and foxing. Lacking 3 maps. Plan at rear is chipped and incomplete. .

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        An Abridgment of the History of France. For the Use of Schools

      Chelsea: Printed by Stanhope and Tilling for T. Faulkner,, 1805. Translated from the French by a Lady. Octavo (160 x 93 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper verso. Extremities rubbed and lightly chipped, contents clean and fresh. A very good copy. A bilingual juvenile history of France with parallel French and English title pages and texts and an early publication by Chelsea historian and publisher Thomas Faulkner (1777?-1855).

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        Iliade - Odissea - Batracomiomachia. 5 voll.

      La ILIADE di Omero recata dal testo greco in versi Toscani da Giacinto Ceruti. Livorno, Presso Tommaso Masi e Comp. co? Tipi di Didot il maggiore, 1805. Due volumi in 4to (cm. 24); belle legature coeve in pieno vitello con cornici alla greca in oro; pp. XXXVI, 480; 487, (1). L?ODISSEA di Omero tradotta in volgare fiorentino da M. Girolamo Baccelli. Livorno, Presso Tommaso Masi e Comp. co? Tipi di Didot il maggiore, 1805. Due volumi in 4to (cm. 24); belle legature coeve in pieno vitello con cornici alla greca in oro; pp. 445, (3); (29), 396. BATRACOMIOMACHIA e Inni di Omero tradotti in versi da varj. Livorno, Presso Tommaso Masi e Comp. co? Tipi di Didot il maggiore, 1805. Un Volume in 4to (cm. 24); bella legatura in pieno vitello con cornici alla greca in oro; pp. 444. Bellissima edizione stampata su carta pesante ad ampi margini; tagli dorati e legature di pregio. Alcune arrossature. Axs

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON BREWING, DISTILLING, AND RECTIFICATION, with the genuine process of making brandy, rum, and Hollands gin, the London practice of brewing porter, ale and table beer, and the method of brewing country ales, &c.

      London, Robert Scholey, 1805.with the modern improvements in fermentation, or the doctrine of attenuation, in which the old and present mode of work is improved, with an entire new system, much more advantageous; interspersed with practical observations on each kind of fermentable matter, raw and prepared, with rules for obtaining the greatest quantity, and of better quality, from grain, raw or malted, sugar or molasses; and the making wines, cider and vinegar: the whole fundamentally delineated with plates: with a copious appendix on the culture and preparation of Foreign Wines, Brandies, and Vinegars, previous to exportation, and the best method of managing them when imported into these kingdoms. FIRST EDITION 1805, 4to, approximately 285 x 215 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 8 engraved plates showing equipment, one folding, and 5 folding tables, the work is divided into 4 parts: Book I, Brewing for malt liquors; Book II, Brewing for Distilling; Book III, Made wines, vinegar, cider and perry; Book IV, an Appendix on the "growth, or culture, gathering, pressing, fermentation ... of German, French, Spanish, Portugal, Italian and Grecian wines...", pages: xxxii, 307, (1); 248; 135; 183, (1 - Directions to Binder), bound in half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, gilt ornament in between, gilt lettered black morocco label, fore - edges and lower edges untrimmed. Leather corners missing, marbled boards rubbed, 3 tiny splits to upper hinge, 2 pinholes in lower hinge, armorial bookplate of George Blount on front pastedown, free endpapers replaced long ago, front inner paper hinge cracked, binding firm, light brown stain to upper edge of front endpaper 160 mm wide x 35 mm maximum (6½" x 1½"), this persists, varying in size and intensity, but mainly diminishing, to page 75, not affecting text, there is a triangular hole in the title page, maximum 10 mm (½") with a grazed area beside it resulting in the loss of the word "attenuation" and partial loss of "modern improvement in", repaired on blank reverse, a few fox spots to fore - edge of title page, small pale stains in the upper margin start on page 113, becoming bigger and heavier and affecting the 4 plates at page 116, these plates and Plates 5 to 8 lightly browned and lightly foxed, light brown offsetting from Plate 1 onto facing text, the stains to the upper margins of the text persisting faintly to page 125, small closed tear to 3 margins, neatly repaired, small piece torn off 1 top corner, no loss, very occasional light foxing, mainly to lower margins, last 4 leaves lightly browned. A good copy complete with all plates and tables. The first detailed account in English of modern wines, preceding Alexander Henderson by 19 years. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 243, G35970: Shannon "deals not only with specific modern wines, but with such details as how the vines are planted, the grapes, the soils, how the wines are made and tasted and even how Burgundy should be shipped to England.....(his) treatise covers all of the world's known wines ... but he leaves no doubt as to his favourite region (Burgundy)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Taschenbuch für Badegäste Badens in Niederösterreich. - Schematismus der landesfürstlichen Stadt Baden in Niederösterreich, und Merkwürdigkeiten der nächst umliegenden Gegend.

      Wien, Geistinger, 1805.. Klein-8, 6 Bll, 320 pp, 4 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; 98 pp. Nebehay-Wagner 631, Sammlung Eckl III/158 (sehr selten), Wurzbach XXIX/201 ("Karl Schenk (1765 - 1830) widmete den Badner Quellen ein eindringliches Studium und veröffentlichte über dieselben, wie über die localen und klimatischen Verhältnisse dieses Curortes mehrere Schriften"); neben einer umfangreichen Geschichte von Baden und seinen Bädern beschreibt die frühe Monografie auch die Wirkung der Badener Bäder, selbst den Zufällen der Badenden und den Unterhaltungen sind eigene Kapitel gewidmet, die Kupferstiche zeigen Reginens Ruhe, das Johannis Bad, Sauerhof, Sauerbad und Engelsburgbadquelle an der Schwechat sowie den Josefsplatz mit der Frauenkirche und dem Josephsbad vor dem Brand 1812; wie meist ist der Schematismus der Stadt Baden beigebunden, hier jedoch vorliegend ein zusätzlich getrüffeltes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek Emil Hütters (Exlibris auf der Titelrückseite) mit seinen 12 Federlithografien mit Ansichten von Baden (Nebehay-Wagner 977: Statt Baden (nach Vischer, eingebunden als Frontispiz); Ansicht der Stadt Baden von der ...gasse aus. Nach Wetzlsberg 1823 (hs. bezeichnet); Die Spital Mühl gegen Mitternacht. Herrschaft Magistrat; Die Anna Kapelle v. Außen. eingang im H+Hof gengen Abent. Herrschaft Magistrat; St. Ana Kapell u: Hof.gegen Mitternacht, + die mergwirdige Vundazions Tafel. Turm v. H+Hof. Turm v. d. A. Kapeln; das Städtische Wirtshaus beim Pock. gegen Mitternacht Herschaft Magistrat; Der Maria Zeller Hof u. der Beregini Bad gegen Abend; Das A Johans Baad von Rügwertz gegen Mitternacht + Aufgang. Der armen Vollbad. Der Armen Füssbaad Einkehr zum Pock; Der Sauerhof gegen Mitter-Nacht. Schlosthurm Sauer-Baad. Herschaft Dopelhof Vorder ansicht; Das Marienspital im Dörfel v. der Morgenseite nächst Baaden. Herschaft Doppelhof; Lesdorf Das Schlos. Mellker Freuhof. Das Dorf. Herrschaft gegen Aufgang o der Aninger; Das Schlos zu Lesdorf bey Baden gegen Aufgang vordr Ansicht) sowie 4 Zeichnungen Hütters (3 Tuschfeder- und eine Bleistiftzeichnung) wie folgt bezeichnet: Rollettmühle, Baden; Säule in Baden am Hause N 33 Feldgasse; zwischen Baden und Pfaffstätten; Baden Antonsgasse 22; jeweils monogrammiert und 2 Blatt datiert (880 und 884); dazu beigelgt eine Lithografie "Maria Hilf Kapelle bei Baden" (N-W 47/5) sowie eine weitere unbezeichnete Tuschfederzeichnung und eine Fotolithografie des Augustinerklosters nach NW 1075/11; in späterem rotem Leinenband mit Wappensupalibros (kleines Wappen des hauses Habsburg), etwas berieben und bestoßen, innen etwas fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        TOPOGRAPHIE VON SCHLESWIG IN ALPHABETISCHER ORDNUNG.

      . Ein repertorium zu der von Gollowinschen Karte von Herzogthum Schleswig. Schleswig: Johann Gottlob Röhss 1805. XXXVI + 246 + (2) pp. Contp. half calf..

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme,, London, 1805, Hard, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As IssuedSize: 8vo, Ninth Edition: Corrected and Revised. 4 Volumes. Published London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Thick 8vos., 6" x 9 1/2". Marbled calf covers loose, rear covers lacking on vols 2 and 3,; spine backings gone, boards and some end papers have residue from previous tape repairs; Signatures tight, bindings strong, pages bright and clean - internally very good and suitable for rebinding. The two front pieces of Dr. Johnson are present - the portrait facing the title page and the statue facing page 13. There is a minor spot on the top corner of the first few sheets in vol. 1, otherwise pages are very clean. A workable set. Early editions of Johnson's work have become scarce.

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        RECUEIL DES LOIS DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE CONCERNANT L’ORDRE JUDICIAIRE DEPUIS 1790 JUSQU’AU 15 FLORÉAL AN XII

      Montauban Ch. Crosilhes Messidor An VI (1798) à An XIII (1804-1805) - , 13 vol. in-12, plein veau fauve raciné, tit. & tom. sur pc. de maroquin bordeaux et noires sur dos lisses avec motifs géométriques, dentelles et filets dorés, tr. rouges, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, (7 coiffes de tête et 1 de queue accidentées), [Cet ouvrage provient de la bibliothèque des Avoués près la cour d’appel de Paris, il peut être frappé aux armes de la Chambre des Avoués et revêtir des marques de bibliothèque]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saint Paul's Cathedral ('Die Pauls Kirche in London').

      . Kupferstich b. Karl August Ferdinand Venus in Zittau, 1805, 18,5 x 31,5. (Extrem selten) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A History of British Birds.

      Newcastle, 1805.00, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition4to, Printed by Edward Walker, for T.Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London. In two volumes, viz Volume 1: The History and Description of Land Birds, and Volume 2: the History and Description of Water Birds. Rebacked, retaining original boards and s,

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        A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF BRECKNOCK containing the Chorography, General History, Religion, Laws, Cusoms, manners, language and system of agriculture (two volumes in three books)

      Printed for the author by Wm & Geo North, 1805, hardback, Book Condition: Goodhardback, two volumes in three books bound in full calf, 4to, boards worn, scuffed and rubbed with sizeable loss to leather, boards darkened at edges possibly due to exposure to damp, new calf spines skilfully laid down to all three books with raised band, Book

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        Orderly Book of Penwith Cavalry, Sept. 20th 1803-dec. 10th 1806

      Contemporary sheep with loss. Manuscript orders of the day ... "The cavalry and artillery with assemble on the Western Downs." Cavalry manoeuvres (with small sketched diagrams); letter book; circulars ... "Fire Beacons being now established at Pendennis [castle] and otherparts of the County, on them being fired all the yeomanry and volunteers are to assemble at their respective rendezvous, even tho' they should be without arms." The notebook indicates the readiness or lack of it, of the militias defending the south and western coasts of England from the much feared French invasion. The risk of which diminished in October 1805 with Nelson's victory at Trafalgar ... "In case a landing is made the nearest corps of yeomanry or volunteers must use every effort to discover the extent of its force, what number of ships or vessels and of what description they are, whether he is landing artillery and if so what number of guns ... report thereof to the general commending at Falmouth." Perhaps reflecting the 'dad's army' quality of the militia is the instruction, "In case of the volunteers being called out on an invasion, it is expected they will bring with them three days provisions, a great coat or if that cannot be got a blanket a knapsack to carry their necessaries ... ". 8vo.

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        Die Schweiz oder die Eidgenossenschaft samt den derselben zugewandten Orten, aus: Schauplatz der Fünf Theile der Welt.,

      Wien, um 1805. - 39 Blätter mit 41 Kupferstichkarten mit altem Flächenkolorit Die Karten jeweils mit einer unkolorierten Kartusche. Die Folge beginnt mit einer Karte der Gesamtschweiz (Nr. 389); auf den Blättern Nr. 390 bis Nr. 427 die einzelnen Kantone bzw. Landesteile; die Kantone Bern, Luzern, Wallis und Zürich jeweils mit 3 Karten, 2 Blätter mit je 2 karten (Nr. 425: Die Stadt und das Gebieth Biel, mit der Stadt Mühlhausen. Die Republik Genf. Nr. 426: Die Freyen Aemter. Die Grafschaft Baden.). - Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Blattmass ca. 29 x 43,5 cm, Plattengrösse jeweils ca. 23,5 x 31, moderner Leinenband

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        Magazin aller neuen Erfindungen, Entdeckungen und Verbesserungen, für Fabrikanten, Manufakturisten, Künstler, Handwerker und Oekonomen. Nebst Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der nüzlichsten Maschinen, Geräthschaften, Werkzeuge und Verfahrungsarten, für Fabriken, Haushaltungen, Landwirthschaft, Viehzucht, Feld-Garten-Wein- und Wiesenbau, Brauerei, Brandweinbrennerei etc. nach den neuesten in- und ausländischen Werken nebst Originalaufsäzen. Hrsg. von Christian Ludwig Seebaß u. Friedrich Gotthelf Baumgärtner. 4. Band

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1805. 378 Seiten, 5 Blätter Register, 34 (st. 38) Falt-Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rücckenschild, 4°. - Kirchner 3917; Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. I, 234 . - Früher Band dieses zwischen 1797 bis 1815 publizierten frühen technischen und gewerblichen Magazins. Darin werden beschrieben und und in anschaulichen Darstellungen gezeigt u.a. Spinnerei-, Wasser-, Maschinen, Holländische Krapp-Bereitung, eine Leipziger Feuer-Leiter, Favre's Feuer-Pumpe, eine englische Mangel-Maschine, Clulon's Weberstuhl, Trautmann's Krankenbett, Hassler's Art aufrecht zu Schwimmen, eine Eisenbahn, ein mit Stoffmustern montiertes Deutsches Warenmuster, ein Tabak-Schneider, das Pfropfen von Bäumen, Borreux's Mausefalle, eine militärische Hänge-Brücke. - Enthalten darin auch ein Musikstück von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Das Mädchen und der Vogel" (KV Anh. 248), ein Allegretto mit Musiknoten mit achtzeiligen Versen von Alois Blumauer. - Anfang und Schluss am Rand leicht wasserfleckig, sonst in guter bzw. sauberer Erhaltung.

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        Costume of the University of Cambridge: Drawn and Published By R. Harraden .

      R. Harraden, Cambridge, England 1805 - Lacks 1 hand-colored plate and 1 uncolored plate, plus title page and preliminaries; slight rubbing and browning to covers (leather over boards; chiefly to edges); ex-library markings (chiefly to spine and rear attached endpaper; latter with printed paper bookplate); slight internal browning (chiefly to edges and endpapers; generally unaffecting images). [11] leaves, [4] pages at rear + plates. Title supplied (from Tooley); imperfect copy, lacking the first (uncolored) plate of "Kings Coll[ege] Chapel, the Public Library & Senate House, Cambridge" and the last (colored) plate "A Member of the University in the Volunteer Uniform", as well as the engraved title page proper, preliminary leaves and 1 page (i.e. leaf) of text (which accompanied the last color plate). Remainder of the plates and texts present (in somewhat shuffled order), including 14 plates of costumes and 2 depicting gold medals (the Duke of Grafton's and Sir William Browne's). Tooley #246; see BMC, volume 11, page 757, column 308 (which attributes the work to "Harraden, R. B." (i.e. Richard Bankes Harraden) and gives the title as "Costume of the Various Orders in the University . Drawn by R. Harraden"; date given as 1803-05, with 2 copies listed (1 imperfect) with similar pagination); one of an unspecified number of copies, published in January of 1805 (a second edition followed in 1822). Bound in modern (early 20th century) dark green morocco over gray marbled boards, light green marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Notable for the 2 leaves (printed recto/verso) of the subscriber's list, bound in at rear (not mentioned either in Tooley or in the BMC records); external page size measures 11 3/8 inches high and 8 7/8 inches wide. Extremely rare in any edition and/or condition. Harraden (1756-1838), English artist and engraver, published views of Cambridge (1797-98; 1800); noted for his "Cantabrigia Depicta" (1811; also illustrated by his son, Richard Bankes Harraden (1778-1862)). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing. Part First.

      London: Edward Orme, 1805. Large folio, with printed title page, 16 pp. letterpress description, engraved dedication leaf and a total of 17 plates (12 engraved and 5 aquatints, one of which is handcoloured); title-page a little chipped, some plates thumbed and worn at the margins, but a very good copy with generous margins in recent half calf preserving original blue tinted wrappers. The first published part to Liber Nauticus, one of the great English naval aquatint books of the Napoleonic era.This ambitious work is the product of a fruitful collaboration between Dominick Serres and his son John Thomas. A Gascon by birth, Dominick Serres was educated at the Benedictine academy at Douai but ran away to sea to escape a life in the clergy. After working as a common seaman on the South American routes he rose to become a master of a ship trading from Havana until captured by a British frigate. When in England, Serres met the famous marine artist Charles Brooking and began a successful new career that included Royal Academy membership and a stint as marine painter to George II. John Thomas followed in his father's footsteps and likewise enjoyed Royal patronage. The title page of the present volume describes him as 'Marine Draught-Man to the Honourable Board of Admiralty'.In the elegantly engraved preface leaf titled 'Address to the Amateurs of Marine Drawing', John Thomas Serres outlines his intention for Liber Nauticus: 'Many are the obstacles to the attainment of a proficiency in drawing Marine subjects, particularly as it is not only a requisite that a person desirous in excelling in this Art should possess a knowledge of the construction of a ship, or what is denominated "Naval Architecture"... but he should likewise be acquainted with seamanship." Accordingly, John Thomas published the Liber Nauticus to educate land-locked artists in the technical details of various naval craft so they could accurately depict them in action settings. Thus it was possible to forego the rigour and brutality of naval life and 'even those who are unacquainted with these floating monuments of British Power' could render them with relative ease.This is an early issue of the first edition, indicated by the single letter printed 'S' as an overslip on the title page correcting 'Nauticum' to 'Nauticus'. Likewise the last letterpress leaf bears the pasted slip reading 'End of Part First'. It is an appealing unsophisticated copy, recently rebound retaining the original wrappers complete with the engaging lithographed titling onlay depicting two leviathans beneath a crown formed from masts and sails. The onlay includes the original sale price for the first part of £2/2s, proof that this was an expensive publication in its day.

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        DEMOSTRACION HISTORICA del verdadero valor de todas las MONEDAS QUE CORRIAN EN CASTILLA durante el reynado de Enrique IV y de su correspondencia con las de D. Carlos IV. Con un apéndice de instrumentos que justifican el valor de las mismas.

      Imprenta de Sancha, Madrid 1805 - 27'5x21'5, XXp (incl. port.), 580p (sin desbarbar, con amplios márgenes), 1h, 3 láms. grabs. (mancha hum. en margen de 1ª). Hol. puntas moderna, lomo con tejuelo, nervios y dorados. "- Palau 284463. "Obra importante y de consulta para la numismática española de la Edad Media, por las muchas y exactas noticias, datos y doumentos que contiene" (Rada)." 1805

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        ELEMENTS DE MEDECINE. Traduits de l'original latin, avec des additions et des notes de l'Auteur, d'après sa traduction anglaise, et avec la table de Lynch. Par Fouquier, D. M.

      1805 - A Paris, Chez Demonville et Gabon, 1805. In-8 (133 X 205) maroquin rouge à grain long, encadrement de roulette dorée sur les plats, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés de fers dorés (étoiles, points, fleuron central, volutes dans les angles), titre doré, chainette dorée sur les coupes, coiffes ornées, grecque dorée bordure intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; XXXII (dont faux-titre et titre), 511 pages, tableau dépliant gravé monté sur onglet. Coiffe supérieure frottée. EDITION ORIGINALE française. En Angleterre, John BROWN (1735-1778), père d'un système qui eut, dans son temps, une diffusion énorme et qui fut appelé « brownisme », affirma que, dans son essence, la vie n'est pas un état normal et spontané, mais un état maintenu par des stimulations continuelles. (Créhange). « Brown's unusual, but immensely popular system of medicine (Brunonism), was based on the principle that life is maintained by a state of externally provoked excitability within living tissues. This disease state was seen as one in which this excitability fell above or below normal limits. After determining the degree and localization of the problem, appropriate stimulants or depressants were administered. The Brunonian theory held the attention of Europe for a quarter century. » (Heirs of Hippocrates, 1018). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin de l'époque. (Créhange, Les Livres anciens de médecine et de pharmacie, 109). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Etude de Grosseiller epineux, et Fraise-Bigareau, ou Fausse Ananas

      Vilquin, Paris 1805 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few small losses along the edge of the bottom margin. An exquisite plate from arguably the most beautiful botanical work ever produced, Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits, "a work of outstanding importance and interest." Contemporary with the work of Redouté, Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits is one of the earliest examples of stipple engraved and colour-printed botanical illustration. Published in 12 cahiers (or parts) of 4 plates each, the work was compiled to assist designers of porcelain and fabric, with the plates often showing flowers grouped together, usually matched according to their flowering season. The greatest collection of flower books to be sold at auction in the 20th century was the de Belder collection, sold by Sotheby's in 1987. The catalogue was intended as a true reflection of the uniqueness of the collection, and the cover illustration selected to represent the best of the best was an image from Prevost's Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits . Dunthorne describes it as, "a work of outstanding importance and interest.issued for the specific purpose of maintaining the great French tradition for excellence of design and draughtsmanship. Perhaps no other prints are more worthy of carrying on the tradition of Jean Baptiste and van Spaendonck than these fine examples of Prévost. Whether bouquets or sprays of flowers or fruit, they possess a splendour and freshness amounting almost to fragrance, which is largely due to the quality of the colour printing." (Dunthorne, p. 33) Cf. Dunthorne p. 229; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 127; cf. Nissen BBI 1568; cf. Pritzel 7332; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8319.

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        The Inferno of Dante Alighieri with a Translation in English Blank Verse, Notes, and a Life of the Author - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London; Printed For James Carpenter, Old Bond St., 1805, Hardback, 1st Edition in this formBoth volumes finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Description: 2v. , 286p. & 313p. Front. (port. ) . 12cm. Subjects: Hell --Poetry. Hell in art. Cary's celebrated translation that remained the standard for subsequent and other editions for decades.

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