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        PRINCIPIOS UNIVERSALES Y REGLAS GENERALES DE LA VERDADERA DESTREZA DEL ESPADIN, según la doctrina mixta de francesa, italiana y española, dispuestas para instrucción de los caballeros seminaristas ( ).

      - Imp. Real. Madrid. 1805. 4h.+68pp.+17 grabados. Falta lám. Nº 15. 21 x 15 cm. Enc. holandesa fina. ESGRIMA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rasselas. With Engravings by A. Raimbach, from Pictures by R. Smirke.

      London; Published by William Miller and Sold by Manners and Miller and Archibald Constable the Letter Press by James Ballantyne Edinburgh : First edition thus 1805 - 4to., [viii], 197pp., four finely engraved full-page plates and a fine decorative engraved half-page headpiece to chapter 1 by Abraham Raimbach from pictures by Robert Smirke, preliminary "Advertisement" by Walter Scott,original ribbon marker still present, a few very light occasional spots to title-page, marbled endpapers, bound in good quality contemporary straight-grained morocco, inner gilt decorative floral borders, gilt ruled borders with gilt decorated spine in compartments with raised bands, slightly rubbed on some leading edges. Overall a generally VG+ copy in an attractive binding of this, the finest illustrated edition of this work. [Courtney & Nichol Smith, p.89]. Ex Libris Mathew Wilson with his fine heraldic bookplate to upper pastedown. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, originally titled The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale, though often abbreviated to Rasselas, is an apologue about happiness by Samuel Johnson. The book's original working title was "The Choice of Life". He wrote the piece in only one week to help pay the costs of his mother's funeral, intending to complete it on 22 January 1759 (the eve of his mother's death). The book was first published in April 1759 in England. Johnson is believed to have received a total of £75 for the copyright. Johnson was influenced by the vogue for exotic locations. He had translated A Voyage to Abyssinia by Jeronimo Lobo in 1735 and used it as the basis for a "philosophical romance". Ten years prior to writing Rasselas he published "The Vanity of Human Wishes" in which he describes the inevitable defeat of worldly ambition. Early readers considered Rasselas to be a work of philosophical and practical importance and critics often remark on the difficulty of classifying it as a novel. Johnson was a staunch opponent of slavery, revered by abolitionists, and Rasselas became a name adopted by emancipated slaves. While the story is thematically similar to Candide – both concern young men travelling in the company of honoured teachers, encountering and examining human suffering in an attempt to determine the root of happiness – their root concerns are distinctly different. Voltaire was very directly satirising the widely read philosophical work by Gottfried Leibniz, particularly the Theodicee, in which Leibniz asserts that the world, no matter how we may perceive it, is necessarily the "best of all possible worlds". In contrast the question Rasselas confronts most directly is whether or not humanity is essentially capable of attaining happiness. Writing as a devout Christian, Johnson makes through his characters no blanket attacks on the viability of a religious response to this question, as Voltaire does, and while the story is in places light and humorous, it is not a piece of satire, as is Candide. The plot is simple in the extreme. Rasselas, son of the King of Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia), is shut up in a beautiful valley, "till the order of succession should call him to the throne". He grows weary of the factitious entertainments of the place, and after much brooding escapes with his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah and his poet-friend Imlac. They are to see the world and search for happiness, but after some sojourn in Egypt, where they encounter various classes of society and undergo a few mild adventures, they perceive the futility of their search and abruptly return to Abyssinia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systema Antliatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

      Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1805. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. 372, (4), 30 (index). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettered label, marbled sides. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. He was primarily a systematist and originated the maxillary and cibarian system of classification of insects in which mouth parts were used to separate the order. He likewise described a large number of North American insects. 'In accordance with his new fundamental characters he changed the Linnaean names... Antliata (Diptera)... ' (Smith, History of Entomology p. 111).//Provenance: Name of W. Williamson on title-page and signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover.//Horn-Schenkling 6223; Evenhuis p. 250.

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        Superb Collection of Insects, elegant cabinets, &c. A Catalogue of the most capital assemblage of Insects probably ever offered to public sale; consisting of upward of Eleven Thousand different Specimens collected from all Countries with which Great Britain has any intercourse... At the same time will be sold the elegant Mahogany Cabinets, with a few Books on Entomology, and the Copy-right, copper-plates in number One Hundred and Fifty of the Illustrations of Natural History, in 3 volumes...

      Which willl be sold by Auction by Messr. King & Lochee, at their Great Room, 38, King Street, Covent Garden. On Thursday, May 28, 1805 and the two following Days, at Twelve o'clock. 8vo. pp. 16. The very rare auction catalogue of Dru Drury's famous collection of butterflies including many exotic species as well as books and cabinets. The sale was spread out over 3 days. All prices are noted in manuscript in a contemporary hand and totalled Pounds 886.19s.6. Dru Drury (1725-1803) was the son of a silversmith. "By virtue of his marriage and inheritance of the family business he was a reasonably wealthy man who could afford to support his most serious hobby entomology. Drury's collection had great fame during his life time. He spent much time and money persuading others to collect specimens for him from foreign countries. He had a wide correspondence with entomologists around the world. Linnaeus (1707-1778) and Willliam Kirby (1759-1850) both named species after him" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological library... 119). "Drury's mania for collecting continued throughout his life. Even in his last years adding to his collection gave him great pleasure. In 1777 his fortune made as a goldsmith, began to decline and he sought a purchaser for his collection, which he considered to be 'first in the world', he asked £ 1.000 for the entire collection... No-one offered him an adequate sum and he retained the collection in its entirety. On his death it was impossible to dispose of his collection as one. The sale continued over three days and realised £ 614.8s.6 for the insects and £300 for the cabinets and drawings for the illsutrations" (A. Gilbert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 148). There seems to be a difference in the total amount written in our catalogue and the figure mentioned by Gilbert. Small piece of paper torn away from the lower right corner. The catalogue is preserved in a simple recent cardboard cover.

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        Notice pour servir a l'Éloge de M. Perronet, Premier Ingénieur des Ponts et Chaussées de France

      By Pierre Charles Lesage. Finely engraved frontispiece port. of Perronet by Queneday after Cochin fils, one folding engraved map, & one engraved plate, delicately printed in sepia (see below). 2 p.l., 128 pp. Large 4to, orig. pink paste-paper boards (corners a little worn or jammed), uncut. Paris: Bernard, 1805. First edition, presentation copy, with an inscription on the free front endpaper stating that this copy was given by the author to "Mr De Caux," dated 12 May 1803. Perronet (1708-94), performed epoch-making work in the construction of stone bridges, among them the Pont de la Concorde in Paris and the Pont de Neuilly. The present volume, which contains the first biography of Perronet, describes in great technical detail all the bridges constructed by Perronet and those designed by him but not executed. It also contains several memoirs by Perronet and descriptions of machinery which he invented. The last chapter deals with some of the public works in which Perronet acted as consultant: construction of harbors, a cannon foundry, buildings for the porcelain factory at Sèvres, etc. This copy is complete. OCLC provides a false collation, based on the extra-illustrated copy (10 plates) at the Smithsonian. Other libraries have slavishly copied that collation. This is an excellent example of how on-line catalogues can make mischief. Fine and fresh uncut copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.S.B., X, pp. 527-28-"In the design of bridges, Perronet developed the classical stone arch bridge to its ultimate perfection." .

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        Campagnes Des Francais A Saint-Domingue, Et Refutation Des Reproches Faits Au Capitaine-General Rochambeau

      Locard, Libraire 1805 - Later calf. 1805 printing. Spine material separated from cover. Text very good. Includes rear folding table. Holland House book plate inside cover. [4],[iv],[iv],[5]-285pp. Table of Contents: I. Introduction; II De l'utilite de Saint-Domingue pour la France; III. L'Angleterre consideree sous le rapport territorial et commercial; sa politique et les crimes du cabinent Saint-James; IV. Des troubles revolutionnaries qui ont eu lieu entre les blancs, precedemment a la revolte des esclaves et des sang-meles libres; V. De la revolte des esclaves; VI. De la revolte des mulatres libres; VII. De la conquete de Saint-Domingue par le capitaine-general LeClerc; VIII: Avenement du general Rochambeau au commandement en chef; IX. Reproches faits au capitaine-general Rochambeau; Refutation des reproches faits au capitaine-general Rochambeau; Resume des campagnes des Francais jusqu'a frimaire an XII; XII: De la conquete, ou du retablissement de l'ordre a Saint-Domingue; XIII: De la restauration. De la servitude du sol. Les colons sont sans qualite pour exercer les droits politiques; XIV: Des moyens de rendre le commerce national en France; XV: Du sort avenir des cultivateurs de toute couleur a Saint-Dominaue; XVI: De l'etat politique des sang-meles anciens affranchis, et de leur descendans; XVII: Dispoitions generales; XVIII: Des pertes qu'on a eprouvees a Saint-Domingue en negres, animaux, batimens, etc., et des fonds necessaires pour retablir la culture; XIX: De la dette arrieree des colons envers le commerce metropolitain; XX: De la cession faite a la France par l'Espagne de la partie de Saint-Domingue (les cinq huitieme de l'ile), dites espagnole; XXI: De la bande homicide des amis des noirs, organisee par le cabinet de Saint-James. Les quakes, les nigrophiles et les philanthropes, forment uneseule secte en trois sections anti-sociales. La culture des denrees coloniales a Cuba, colonie espagnole, est une suite de la politique assassine du cabinet de Saint-James contre la France; elle est un obstacle au retablissement de Saint-Domiugue. Rochambeau defeated Toussaint in 1802, but was defeated one year later by Dessalines and the British. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orangfarbene Häher, " Le Geai Orange. No. 47.".

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Peree n. Barraband b. Rousset, um 1805, 51 x 32,7 (H) ( Blattgr.). Aus : " Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus ", Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806 ( large-paper edition? ) . - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit in der Art einer Gouache. - Selten !

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        Collection of plates from "The New Botanic Garden"

      - Edwards, Sydenham. Collection of plates from "The New Botanic Garden". G. Kearsley, London 1805-06. 4to, printed on thick paper, fine hand-colored plates engraved by Sansom from drawings by Sydenham Edwards. There are 60 plates in the full work, most of volume 2 of the work, with 25 plates of flower in color, and 4 b&w plates of green & ice houses, etc. The illustrations have mostly two plants per page, occasionally three, and are very handsome indeed. In the full work, the plants run alphabetically from Acanthus mollis; this volume runs approximately from Ixia Chinensis to Wachendorfia paniculata. "The New Botanic Garden" was published by Stockdale, London 1812.

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        Descriptions pittoresques de jardins du goût le plus moderne. Ornée de XXVIII planches. Deuxième edition revue et corrigée.

      Leipzig, G. Voss, 1805. 4to (215 x 175mm). pp. viii, 124, with 28 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. Second French edition. The first was published in 1802. A fine illustrated work on gardens. The plates are engraved by Schumann, Hüllmann and Darnstedt after designs by K.A. Siegel, a Dresden architect, and show garden-plans, garden-architecture and furniture. The garden design is mostly in the anglo-chinois style which was fashionable at the time.//Berlin Cat. 3364.

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        Viellees de Momus, ou Recueil d'aventures, contes, faits et gestes peu connus et intéressans. Par Henrion. Tome I [-II].

      Paris: Caillot An 13 1805 - FIRST EDITION(?), 2 vols. in 1, each with an engraved frontispiece, a little spotting or browning here and there, pp. 143, [1]; 138, [1], 12mo, original half dark green calf, rebacked in brown morocco, boards rubbed, good An unrecorded edition, possibly the first. WorldCat records 3 copies of an 1820 edition (2 in the BNF, 1 in Kentucky), which however only runs to 108 pages. It seems there are two variants, one with the author’s name, plain Henrion, and the other with H*. Little seems to be known of Henrion. He died in 1808, but the date of his birth is unknown. He was a fairly prolific writer of comedies, often enough ‘mêlée de vaudevilles’. The clever little tales here are amusing, and treat of topics such as cheating husbands and wives’ revenge. The title-page to the first volume appears to be a cancel.

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        Voyage en Chine et en Tartarie à la suite de l'Ambassade de Lord Macartney,

      P., Imprimerie Delance et Lesueur, An XIII, 1805, - 2 volumes in-8, XLV-171 pp. et 188 pp., illustré de 52 gravures hors-texte sous serpente dont 1 plan dépliant de Macao et 1 plan dépliant de la salle d'audience et des cours adjacentes au Yuen-Ming-Yuen, reliures plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fers dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais par MM***, revu et publié avec des observations sur les relations politiques et commerciales de l'Angleterre et de la France avec la Chine, et quelques notes, par L. Langlès. Petite galerie de ver sur un mors et sur le second plat du volume 2. Bel exemplaire, à grandes marges, sans rousseurs, et avec des planches sans perte de légende et bien encrées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau des aranéïdes, ou caractéres essentiels des tribus, genres, familles et races que renferme le genre Aranea de Linné, avec la désignation des espèces comprises dans chacune de ces divisions.

      De Dentu,, Paris, 1805 - Paris, De Dentu, 1805. 8°. 2 n.n. Bl., XII, 84 S., 4 n.n. S. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle und 9 gestochenen Tafeln. Halbldederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Nissen ZBI 4318. - Erste Ausgabe der detaillierten und verfeinerten Nomenklatur der Spinnen. Exemplar mit dem Stempel der Genfer Spinnenforscher "Henri de Saussure" und "Roger de Lessert". Mit einem handschriftlichen Schenkungsvermerk de Saussures auf dem Vorsatz. - Papier durchgehend, zu Beginn stärker stockfleckig. Einband am oberen Kapital leicht angerissen und Ecken bestossen. Sprache: N Halbldederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Klio und Euterpe, ein Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1806. (herausgegeben) von G.A. Neuhofer.

      im Joh. Georgen Rollwagen'schen Verlage, Augsburg, 1805 - Augsburg, im Joh. Georgen Rollwagen'schen Verlage (1805). 8,5x13 cm. 2 Bl., VII S., 184 S. sowie gestochenes Frontispiz und 8 gestochene Tafeln von P.J. Lamini nach Usteri. Illustrierter Originalpappband. Köhring 72. - Lanckoronska-Rümann 20. - Goedeke VIII 61,69; -Leeman-van Elck S. 204. - Klio und Euterpe erschien unter Neuhofer von 1804 bis 1809. - Im vorliegenden Jahrgang wurde unter dem Titel "Der Dankpsalm des Unterwaldners" 8 Tafeln als Gegenstück zum "Vaterunser eines Unterwaldner" von J.M. Usteri in Zürich mit einem Text von Neuhofer, unautorisiert (?) nachgedruckt. - Die Folge war 1803 bei Mechel in Basel seitenverkeht erstmals erschienen. Usteri Protest gegen die Besatzung der Innerschweiz durch dier Napoleonischen Truppen erregte grosses Aufsehen. - Exemplar auf gutem Schreibpapier. Einband leicht berieben. Vorsatz mit längerer Notiz des Vorbesitzer über die Wichtigkeit der Ausgabe. Sprache: Deutsch Illustrierter Originalpappband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique, dans les Royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, à Saint-Domingue et dans les États-Unis, pendant les années 1786-1797.

      Paris, Levrault, An XIII-1805 (-21). Large Folio (425 x 285mm). pp. (4), xvi, 276, with 90 fine engraved plates, engraved by J.G. Prêtre and printed by Langlois. Contempory half calf, richly gilt decorated spine with green gilt lettered label. First edition of this rare and magnificent work. The first entomological iconography on African insects and a major contibution to early American entomology. Palisot de Beauvois (1752-1820) was a French naturalist and traveller. The present work was published in 15 parts over a period of 16 years, the last part being posthumously published by J.G. Audinet Serville. The superbly executed plates are by J.G. Prêtre, one of the finest artists of the period, and printed by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised most of Redouté's best works. Palisot de Beauvois suffered 3 great losses of collections made between the years 1786-1798: most of the Owara and Benin collections (in storage in Owara) were plundered by the British in 1792; his Haitian collections burned along with his house and other belonging in 1793; and most of his U.S. collections were lost at sea in 1798.//"Palisot published a major entomological work entitled, 'Insectes Recueillis en Afrique et en Amerique'. Palisot's work is significant because, while some workers had described American beetles before him, he was one of the first to both actively collect and describe American insects along with his contemporary, Fredrick Melsheimer (the elder). In addition to the hundreds of common insects that he described, the work is also notable for his proposed ordinal classification of Insects. A large number of Scarabaeidae are included in this work, many described and/or illustrated for the first time. The total includes 39 species in the genus Scarabaeus, 17 species of Copris, seven species of Trox, four Cetonia and four Trichius. Among these were the first descriptions of such familiar beetles as Canthon viridis (P.B.), Macrodactylus angustatus (P.B.) and Osmoderma scabra (P.B.). A problem, ... is that many of the species that Palisot attributed to 'Amérique' were actually collected in 'Afrique', and vice versa. Moreover, he included species, such as Dynastes hercules (L.), which do not occur within the U.S. or Santo Domingo, creating type localities for species that in some cases are outside of their natural range... Because of the French revolution and his former status in the nobility as the Baron de Beauvois, Palisot was unable to return to France without risking the guillotine. Instead he boarded a ship bound for the United States but, en route, was relieved of his remaining belongings by pirates and thus he arrived in Philadelphia penniless and bereft. He was able to make a living by joining a circus as a musician, but he eventually returned to work as a botanist, hired to curate the private collection of C.W. Peale. In Philadelphia he became a member of the American Philosophical Society, published in its Transactions, and resumed his natural history collecting with the financial support of the French Attache, Paul Adet, a scientist in his own right. Palisot's collecting forays in the United States ranged as far west as the Ohio River and as far south as Savannah, Georgia. When finally notified by colleagues in Paris that his citizenship had been restored, Palisot began making plans for his return to Europe, including arrangements for the shipment of his specimens. Unfortunately, these collections were lost when the ship carrying them sank off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1798. He left the United States that same year and returned to his native France. /Based on the material that had survived prior shipments, but mainly on his sketches, Palisot published works on plants and insects, the latter in a series of 15 booklets (livraisons) issued between 1805 and 1821, the last issued one year after his death. Griffin (1932, 1937) provides the dates of issue for each individual livraison. Each livraison included five to six plates, each with illustrations of six or nine of the insects described in the text, and it is on these sketches rather than actual specimens that Palisot's species are often recognized". (Biographical sketch contributed by Don Thomas, USDA, Weslaco, Texas).//A fine copy. The work is dedicated to Buffon and 16 plates show butterflies.///Nissen ZBI, 3036; Ekema, Teyler, 267 'magnifique ouvrage'; Junk, Bibliographia Coleopterologica (Berlin 1912), 2580 'Tres-rare'.

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        MES SOUVENIRS DE VINGT ANS DE SEJOUR A BERLIN; OU FREDERIC LE GRAND (5 VOLUMES) Sa Famille, Sa Cour, Son Gouverment, Son Academie, Ses Ecoles, Et Ses Amis Litterateurs Et Philosophes

      Chez F. Buisson, A. Paris 1805 - 2nd edition complete in 5 volumes. Published 1805, 8 years after the French Revolution (AN VIII ). Full leather, gilt decorated spines with all five title labels in tact. Texts tight, clean & intact. Vol. 1, 372pp; vol. 2, 375pp; vol. 3, 383pp; vol.4, 331; vol.5, 426. Volume #1: Reverse side of half-title page, authors handwritten initials under statement to protect against counterfeit reprints. English translation of title: My memories of twenty years of residence in Berlin; Frederick the Great, his family, his court, his government, his academy, schools and his literary friends and philosophers. Slightly age darkened spine with very lightly rubbed spine ends. All five volumes with an armorial book plate, Crown above a Shield which holds 6 stars. Rare Section; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1887 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Dalton

      London 1805 - John Dalton is universally honoured as the founder of the chemical atomic theory., Image Size : 365x279 (mm), 14.375x11 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 418x321 (mm), 16.5x12.625 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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      - Madrid, 1.805. Imprenta de Sancha. Obra compuesta por 5 tomos + tomo 6º que contiene los índices generales y el Suplemento correspondiente a los años 1805 y 1806 impreso por Don Julian Viana Razola - Madrid, 1829. Tomo 1º: L + 338pp, 2º: 492pp, 3º: 729pp, 4º: 400pp, 5º: 530pp, 6º: 662pp. Total: 3191pp. Pasta española con doble tejuelo y dorados en lomera. Cortes tintados en rojo. Guardas en papel de aguas. Edición anotada. Firma del anterior propietario. DERECHO

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        Exposition des familles naturelles et de la germination des plantes.

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz/ Strasbourg, même Maison de Commerce, An XIII.-1805. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 188mm). pp. (2), 7, (1), lxiii, (1),512; (4), 473, (1), with 117 engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettered green label. The rare Large Paper issue. Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845) was a French botanist and is best known for his famous 'Plantes de la France'. Only large paper copies have coloured plates. The fine plates are after drawings by the author. "Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme. Vincent, Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown... Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of 'Polygonum tinctorum', which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance" (Blunt & Stearn pp. 205 & 209). Small paper repair on both titles. A very fine and clean copy.//Stafleu & Cowan 3305.

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        Study of Grapes, Peaches and Plums]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. Very good condition. An exquisite plate from arguably the most beautiful botanical work ever produced: "a work of outstanding importance and interest". An especially successful Prevost still life, a harmonic combination of contrasting forms and colours. 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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      1805 - reliure demi-velin (binding half calfskin) brun in-octavo à coins (binding half calfskin and corners), dos 5 nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) et pièce de titre à filets (label of title with gilt line) sur fond bordeaux, papier marbré aux plats (cover with marbled paper), illustration : 1 frontispice (frontispiece), légères piqûres (small points of redness marks), 410 pages, An XIII - 1805 à Paris Chez F. Buisson Libraire, ou éclaircissements nouveaux sur leur histoire, leur procès, les accusations intentées contr'eux, et les causes secrètes de leur ruine ; puisés, en grande partie, dans plusieurs monuments ou écrits publiés en Allemagne (or new explanations on their history, their lawsuit, the charges brought against them, and the secret causes of their ruin; drawn, mainly, in several monuments or writings published in Germany) bon état général (good condition) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het Eiland Oneust naby Batavia (spice trade at port of Dutch Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia)

      Amsterdam: 1805 - Het Eiland Oneust naby Batavia (spice trade at port of Dutch Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia) Cornelius van der Aa (1749-1815) From Atlas van de Zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek. Amsterdam: 1805 Copperplate engraving Paper size: 13.5" x 16.5" Condition: good, minor paper loss in top left corner

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        "Der Churfürstl. Markt Wolfratshausen". Blick vom Wolfratshauser Berg auf die Altstadt, das Loisachtal und die Berge.

      . Altkol. Umrissradierung von Simon Warnberger nach Johann Georg von Dillis, um 1805, 29 x 43 cm.. Lentner 11099: "Außerordentlich schöner colorierter Kupferstich". - Mit feinem Rändchen altmontiert. Schönes, frisches Kolorit.

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        Ancient and modern Malta: Containing a full and accurate account of the present state of the islands of Malta and Goza, the history of the knights of St. John of Jerusalem, also a narrative of the events which attended the capture of these islands by the French, and their conquest by the English: and an appendix, containing authentic state-papers and other documents

      London: Richard Phillips, 1805.

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        [Op. 36, Arr.]. Deuxième Grande Sinfonie... arrangée en Trio pour Pianoforte, Violon et Violoncelle par l'Auteur même. [Piano part only]

      Vienne: Bureau des arts et d'industrie [PN] 503. [1805]. Oblong folio. Sewn. [1] (title) 2-33, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "f. [4.30]," digits in pencil. With "Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel" overpaste to blank area at foot of title. Corrections to accidentals in red crayon to p. 7. Foxing; staining; some offsetting; crease and small tear to upper margin of final leaf. . First edition of this arrangement. Kinsky p. 90. Dorfmüller p. 307. Hoboken 2, 196. The authenticity of the arrangement is disputed (see Raab, critical report to NGA I, 1, p. 168).

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        Practical Agriculture; or, A Complete System of Modern Husbandry: with the Methods of Planting, and the Management of Live Stock.

      - 1st.ed., 2 vols., 4to., xix+(20)+618pp.+errata; (8)+pp.583-1234+Appendix (62pp, erratically numbered)+(4), 87 engraved plates of which one is folding and 27 are hand-coloured, some spotting but a good copy in nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, at some time neatly respined, red and black labels, corners and lower edges of boards bruised. London, for Richard Phillips, 1805. Dickson (1759-1824), physician and writer on agriculture. The present work is his largest and seminal work notable for the range of its concerns, covering, in detail, livestock, farm implements and machinery, farm buildings and architecture. It was the standard reference work for many years and was translated into German in 1807, and re-issued in 1813 with the title ?The Farmers? Companion?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions, Subsequent to the Declaration. With Occasional Annotations on the Law of Pleading. Cohen 9274

      Salem: Published by Barnard B. Macanulty, 1805. Modern mottled goatskin morocco, gilt, the original label preserved, a pretty copy First edition of the first law treatise which we may definitely attribute solely to Story, and marking the first correspondence between Story and Jefferson, to whom Story sent a copy; arranged by subject, with Story's notes following the pleas

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      Francesco Sonzogno 1805 - In 8°, Mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro al dorso. Rilegati due libri in uno. Pagg 413 + Indici. Arricchito da13 Tavole in Rame. RAGGUAGLIO DEL VIAGGIO COMPENDIOSO DI UN DILETTANTE ANTIQUARIO SORPRESO DA' CORSARI, CONDOTTO IN BARBERIA E FELICEMENTE RIPATREIATO. Dedicato a Luigi Settala Milano 1805. RAGGUAGLIO DI ALCUNI MONUMENTI DI ANTICHITA' ED ARTI RACCOLTI NEGLI ULTIMI VIAGGI DA UN DILETTANTE ANTIQUARIO. Dedicato a Carolina Anguissola sposa Settala Milano 1806. Dalla Tipografia di Francesco Sonzogno Stampatore e Libraio in Corsia dè Servi Con ritratto in anteporta di Luigi Settala in ovale. Autore: De Loisy incisore Petrus. All'inizio del secondo volume segue descrizione delle tavole. Il Caronni inizia il primo volume con varie avvertenze e cautele da usarsi in riguardo ai passaporti dai viaggiatori di mare, specialmente in caso d'imbarco, pirateria ed in particolare l'aggressione da parte di predoni del mare, proseguendo nel dettaglio con una descrizione dell'arrivo in Nord Africa ed all'arrivo a Tunisi. Si sofferma poi sulle sue osservazioni in materia economica locale e religiosa, gli usi ed i costumi con cui si confronterà durante questa "cattività" che segue l'attacco della nave che lo trasportava da Palermo a Napoli da parte di corsari africani. Segue nel secondo volume una dettagliata descrizione di Cartagine con osservazioni epilogate sulle sue origine la sua storia, dal passaggio di Annibale per le Alpi ed i pochi resti che se ne potevano ancora osservare al suo arrivo. Felice Caronni, numismatico, archeologo, studioso ed ammiratore di arte e cultura, approfitta infatti della situazione, per cercare monete ed opere d'arte per i suoi "patroni" nobili e collezionisti e per potersi avvicinare ad una storia millenaria. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SELECTION OF VIEWS IN THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN; comprising the principal towns and churches, the remains of castles and religious houses, and seats of the nobility and gentry; with topographical and historical accounts of each view.

      London: published by William Miller 1805 - Folio (365x280mm), [120]p, with the half-title and 4p. subscribers present, hand-coloured map, engraved dedication leaf, vignette title and 53 engraved plates, together with 23 engraved topographical tail-piece vignettes. Sometime water-damaged at the spine with consequent staining of part of the plates and text leaves. Untrimmed in modern quarter calf, marbled paper boards. Armorial bookplate of Samuel George Smith, and of Peter Isaac. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context, 274) Bulmer's imprint on the half-title. HEAVY BOOK, overseas customers please note that this title weighs more than the 1 kg packed average on which postage charges are based, email us through the 'Ask the bookseller a question' option for delivery options and additional charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New and Complete American Encyclopeaedia [Encyclopedia]: Or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; on an Improved Plan: In Which The Respective Sciences are Arranged Into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested Into Distinct Treatises. 7 Volumes

      John Low (later, E. Low), New York 1805 - First American edition. Attractive early American encyclopedia, begun in 1805 by John Low and completed after his death by E. Low, with volumes dated 1805 through 1811. The title page states that the set was to have contained 170 plates, but it is unlikely that that number of plates was included in any extant copy (the Library of Congress has a set of the plates for this encylopedia that numbers 149, but does not have the text). This copy contains 122 plates, including 34 maps, ten of which are folding, with a folding plate. There is inconsistent pagination and two pages of volume VI which are not present and were probably never bound in. Full original polished calf with black spine labels and gilt volume numbers. Vol. I: 666p. + 27 plates incl. 6 maps (2 folding) and 2 celestial maps. Vol. II: 646p. + 21 plates incl. 5 maps (2 folding). Vol. III: 654p. + 29 plates incl. 4 maps (2 folding). Vol. IV: 634p. + 14 plates incl. 4 maps (1 folding). Vol. V: 626p. + 12 plates, incl. 3 maps. Vol. VI: 614p. + 10 plates incl. 4 maps (2 folding). Vol. VII: 638p. + 9 plates, incl. 6 maps (1 folding) + 1 folding plate. Well-kept set with some edge and shelfwear, leather not dried, covers well attached. There is some scattered foxing throughout, numerous margin chips, some tears without paper loss, some folding maps torn. Final signature loosened in volume II but not completely detached; title page of vol. VI detached, some occasional light dampstaining in vols. IV and VI, some light worming to a few pages in vols. I and VII with text not affected except for four leaves in vol. VII, other non-significant faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Extraits de Mémoires sur Quelques Parties de l'Artillerie et des Fortifications, Publiés par Monsieur T. ***

      Milan: De l'Imprimerie de J. J. Destefanis, 1805 - Chasseloup fought in the French Revolution and was chief of engineers in the army of Italy under Napoleon. He lead the seiges of Maastricht, Milan and Mantua. He reconstructed the defences of northern Italy during the peace of 1800-1805, during which time he constructed the great fortress of Alessandria on the Tanaro. He then served in the Polish and German campaigns, where he directed the siege of Danzig and reconstructed many fortresses. Napoleon praised Chasseloup as one of his best generals. The detailed plates at the end of the work give plans for cannon and fortifications, as well as designs for a portable bridge, a well, a sawmill and other instruments of war. Scarce; OCLC locates only 5 copies. No copies at auction on ABPC and only a handful of copies of the second edition appeared at French auction (NAPOLEON) First edition. 8vo. 6 folding plates of cannon and fortifications by C. Piraud at the end. viii, [9]-216 p. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked to style in half calf with red morocco spine label, light foxing to prelims and plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leggi e costumi del Cambio ossia sulle Lettere di Cambio del Conte Pompeo Baldasseroni socio delle Reali Accademie di Mantova e di Firenze. e quella di Scienze e Belle Lettere di Modena. Con aggiunte dell'Autore.

      1805 - In Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1805. Terza edizione. L'opera fondata su una grande conoscenza pratica della materia, ebbe larga rinomanza per la chiarezza e la precisione in un settore assai controverso e regolato prevalentemente dalla consuetudine. Intanto il Duca Ercole III d'Este, che già lo aveva creato Conte (con diploma del 10 Gennaio 1787), lo chiamava al suo servizio a Modena nominandolo consigliere nel Supremo Consiglio di giustizia. In 4to (cm. 24,5); legatura in mezza pelle coeva; pp. (4), 155, (1); 279, (1); 175, (1). Tre frontespizi. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      "Di Casa" [Florence], 14. XI. 1805. - Large 8vo. 2 pp. To Carlo (?) Lasicio: "Credo sicuramente di non offender essendo nella invariabil determinazione di fare eseguire preso di me i miei lavori per essere a partata di vedere ciò che occoresse e veder le persone che vi lavorano [.]". - With two small holes and slight paper defects.

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      Washington, 1805. b/w engravings. 12mo. (vi), 256 pp. First American edition. This is the earliest dictionary of naval and nautical terms published in the United States. Based on J. J. Moore’s “The British Mariner’s Vocabulary,” first published in London in 1801, this dictionary is adapted to the United States Navy (in details of flag procedures, for example). This edition features 8 copperplate engravings with 119 illustrations. “Its publisher, William Duane, one of the pioneer printers of Washington, made no attempt to hide the fact that his 1805 Dictionary was ‘improved from an English work,’... and dedicated to Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith. Nevertheless, the secretary discontinued its distribution, perhaps due to the depletion of copies, in April, 1808... No other similar instructional book was provided gratis to young officers for years to come.” - Skallerup, Books Afloat and Ashore, p. 111. Moebs 13. Craig pp. 24-35. Sabin 44590. Bound in original calf with spine label. Hinges weak, but a very clean copy internally with the 1812 ownership inscription of W.H. Pilsbury of Newburyport.

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        Blau - Häher, " Le Geai bleu-verdin. No. 44.".

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Bouquet n. Barraband b. Langlois, um 1805, 51,2 x 32,5 (H) ( Blattgr.). Aus : " Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus ", Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806 ( large-paper edition? ) . - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Selten !

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        Le nouveau parfait maréchal ou la connoissance générale et universelle du Cheval, divisé en sept traités : 1er : De sa construction, 2ème : Du haras, 3ème : De l'écuyer et du harnois, 4ème : Du médecin ou traité des maladies des chevaux.

      - Avec un dictionnaire des termes de Cavalerie. Le tout enrichi de 50 figures en taille-douce par M. Fr.-A. de Garsault, ci-devant Capitaine en survivance du Haras du Roi. Sixième édition, A Paris, chez Delalain fils libraire, An XIII (1805). Ouvrage bien complet du portrait en frontispice et des 49 gravures dont 20 de botanique. In-4° de XXXII + 600 pages en plein veau dos lisse à faux nerfs et fleurons. Bel exemplaire malgré la coiffe haute fatiguée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la porte de l\'enceinte du Temple d\'Isis

      Paris 1805 - This plate is from the book \"Antiquites de la Grand Grece. . .\" which was published in Paris in 1804.Francesco Piranesi was born in 1759, he brought to a triumphal conclusion a number of his father?s incomplete or projected works, including the Paestum etchings, plans of Hadrian?s Villa, Tivoli, and of Pompeii, as well as a survey of the Emissario del Fucino. He also added further plates to various works including the Vedute di Roma and the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, and brought out an expanded edition of the Antichita Romane in 1784? Francesco also initiated a number of substantial works on art and archaeology, such as the Raccolta de?Tempi Antichi (1781/1790), Il Teatro di Ercolano (1783), Monumneti degli Scipioni (1785) and the Collection des plus belles statues (1786). He later carried out etchings after his father?s drawn views of Pompeii and included these etchings in the three-volumed publication Antiquites de la Grande Grece (1804-1807) (John Wilton-Ely), Image Size : 680x485 (mm), 26.75x19.125 (Inches), Platemark Size : 730x505 (mm), 28.75x19.875 (Inches), Paper Size : 801x571 (mm), 31.5x22.5 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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      [Washington? 1805].. 17pp. Dbd. Upper margin of titlepage inscribed in a contemporary hand: "Hon.ble. Mr. Bradley." Some light foxing, else near fine. In a half morocco box. A brief account of Louisiana under its various occupations, calling for the swift establishment of its statehood. The pamphlet, which was presumably submitted to Congress, is dated 1804 by Sabin, but is more likely to have been printed after Dec. 31, 1804, when a memorial mentioned on page 5 was submitted, and before March 2, 1805, when the Orleans Territory government bill was passed. The present copy bears a contemporary ink ownership inscription, presumably in a clerical hand, of the "Hon.ble. Mr. Bradley." Stephen Row Bradley, U.S. Senator from Vermont from 1791 to 1795 and 1801 to 1813, was instrumental in advocating his own state's admission to the Union. This extremely rare pamphlet was evidently privately printed to lobby members of Congress to move swiftly to formulate a territorial government. It argues that the citizens were perfectly happy under the Spanish government, and that the successive changes in governments had led to laws being promulgated without publication. The pamphlet goes on to argue that the people of Louisiana can only be happy and loyal to the United States if they know they have equal rights as American citizens and can look forward to statehood and political representation. SABIN 42288. E.S. Brown, THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE (Berkeley, 1920), pp.155-61. DAB II, pp.575-76.

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      Chez Treuttel et Würtz, Paris et Strasbourg 1805 - RO40204269: Tome I-2 paginé de 209 à 512, 198 pages pour le tome II-1, et tome II-2 paginé de 199 à 473. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome II-1. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de faux-titre. Manques sur les dos et les plats. 1er plat du tome II-2 manquant. Fortes mouillures dans les tomes I-2 et II-2. (Rare) Contenant la description de deux mille trois cent trente-sept genres, et d'environ quatre mille espèces, les plus utiles et le plus intéressantes. Cent dix-sept planches, dont les figures ont été dessinées par l'auteur, représentant les caractères des Familles et ldes différens modes de germination des Plantes Monocotylédones et Dicotylédones. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire d'Astronomie Physique.

      Chez Bernard, Paris, 1805 - 2 Bände. Paris, Chez Bernard 1805. 8°. XXVIII, 1 Bl. Errata, 330 S.; 2 Bl., S. 331-582., 16 S. Anzeigen. Mit 26 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Poggendorff 195. - Houzeau/: 11897. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eine der ersten grösseren Veröffentlichungen des produktiven Physikers und Astronomen. - Einbände beschabt. Einbandkanten bestossen. Sprache: Französisch Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Potsdam. - Ansicht aus der Ferne. - Adrian Zingg. - "Gegend an der Havel bey Potsdam".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung, 1805. Von Adrian Zingg, nach Johann Christian Reinhardt. 21,5 x 31,5 cm (Darstellung) / 25,3 x 34,0 cm (Platte) / 36,5 x 47,5 cm (Blatt). Drescher/Kroll 680. In der Platte rechts unten signiert "gest. v. A. Zingg", mittig betitelt und darunter Verlegeradresse "Leipzig bey Tauchnitz". - Schöner Blick über die Flussauen der Havel hinweg Richtung Stadt. Mit einer genrehaften Darstellung der Kornmahd im Mittelgrund. - Gutes breitrandiges Exemplar mit geringen Altersspuren. Sehr guter Zustand. Adrian Zingg (1734 St. Gallen - 1816 Leipzig). Schweizer Maler, Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher. Er war ein Wegbereiter der neueren Dresdner Landschaftsmalerei. Lehre beim Kupferstecher Johann Rudolf Holzhalb. 1757 bei Johann Ludwig Aberli in Bern, der ihn Ansichten aus der Schweiz stechen liess. 1759-66 im Atelier von Johann Georg Wille. Wurde 1764 von Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn als Kupferstecher an die neugegründete Dresdner Akademie berufen, wo er ab 1766 lehrte. Pflegte engen Kontakt zum Dresdner Maler Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, dessen druckgrafisches Werk er ab 1774 vollendete und publizierte. 1769 Mitglied der Wiener Akademie, 1787 Mitglied der Berliner Akademie. 1803 Professur für Kupferstich an der Dresdner Akademie; Titel eines kurfürstlichen Hofkupferstechers. Zingg prägte zusammen mit seinem Freund Anton Graff die Bezeichnung 'Sächsische Schweiz' für das Elbsandsteingebirge, zu dem er zahlreiche Veduten in Sepiamalerei und Radierung schuf. Johann Christian Reinhardt (1761 Hof - 1847 Rom). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Radierer. Studierte in Leipzig Theologie. Unterricht bei Friedrich Oeser. Ab 1783 Kontakte mit Klengel in Dresden. 1786-89 Aufenthalt in Meiningen. Seit 1789 in Rom..

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        Infantis androgyni historia et ichnographia

      Jena: Typis et sumptibus Maukianis, 1805. First edition. <p>Ackermann, Jacobo Fidele (1765-1815). Infantis androgyni historia et ichnographia . . . Folio. [2], viii, 112, [2]pp. 5 engraved plates. Jena: Typis et sumptibus Maukianis, 1805. 355 x 227 mm. 19th cent. quarter sheep, paste paper boards, vellum corners, leather lettering-piece on front cover, very lightly rubbed, endpapers renewed. Moderate foxing, but very good.</p><p>First Edition. Ackermann studied medicine under von Siebold and Soemmering and later taught at the universities of Mainz, Jena and Heidelberg. He began his anatomical studies of hermaphrodites around 1798, and in 1805 published his Infantis androgyni historia et ichnographia, in which he described his anatomical investigation of a hermaphrodite infant, cited several similar cases, and presented, in a separate section, his theories on sex and procreation. The work is illustrated with five engraved plates showing the infant&#39;s genitalia in progressive stages of dissection. </p>

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      1805 - BARRY, Rev. George. THE HISTORY OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS: IN WHICH IS COMPREHENDED AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR PRESENT AS WELL AS THEIR ANCIENT STATE; TOGETHER WITH THE ADVANTAGES THEY POSSESS FOR SEVERAL BRANCHES OF INDUSTRY, AND THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY MAY BE IMPROVED. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author by D. Willison/London: Longman Hurst Rees & Orme, 1805. First edition. viii + 509 pp. + [1] + 2 pp. publisher's advertisements. 4to., half diced calf with raised bands, gilt rules and tooling, gilt spine title, green paper covered boards. Moderate wear to spine, which is bright, speckled edges. Lovely blue marbled endpapers. Ink ownership to title page. Occasional spot of foxing here and there, mostly clean, tight and bright. Includes list of subscribers following dedication page. Lovely plates, elegant contemporary binding.

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        FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN. Adapted for the use of children from three years of age.

      London: printed for Thomas Hodgkins at the Juvenile Library, 1805. - [GODWIN (William)]: FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN. Adapted for the use of children from three years of age. By Edward Baldwin [pseud.]. London: printed for Thomas Hodgkins at the Juvenile Library, 1805. Two volumes, each with a large vignette on the title-page of Aesop telling fables to children + (respectively) 35 and 36 copper-engraved fable illustrations, probably designed by William Mulready, all with extensive contemporary (? publisher&#146;s) hand-coloring. 12mo, viii 206 + [1]ad &#150; iv 219[1]pp (scattered light soiling, one leaf [B8] with a serious tear causing loss of nearly four lines of text on either side, a few other leaves with minor marginal tears); contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, spines gilt (scuffed, spines rather worn with joints starting). First edition of the first publication by the &#147;Juvenile Library&#148;, published under the name of the firm&#146;s manager with Godwin using a pseudonym to avoid creditors and to obscure the author&#146;s identity due to his controversial radical views. Godwin was a liberal political theorist of considerable significance, as well as a publisher and author of children&#146;s books. He is perhaps now best-known as the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley. Our text comprises simple and direct retellings of the classic Aesopic fables, each begins with an attractive headpiece illustration apparently designed by Mulready (of Butterfly&#146;s Ball fame), though they were once attributed to William Blake. Uncommon. Provenance: from the library of the great English children&#146;s literature scholars Peter & Iona Opie, with their Mother Goose ink stamp in both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettera con firma autografa

      Parigi, 11 giugno 1805 - Lettera con firma autografa "Hauterive" indirizzata a Charlese-Maurice Talleyrand relativa ai progetti dell'Imperatore per gli stati d'Italia. Hauterive fu Consigliere di Stato e Ministro per gli affari esteri, con questa missiva spiega le proprie perplessità in relazione all'annessione dei popoli italiani in quanto questi, seppur sicuro che si dimostreranno fedeli a Napoleone, non potranno mai considerarsi francesi. Nello stesso anno, per una differenza di opinioni con Talleyrand sulla questione dell'alleanza austriaca fu costretto a ritirarsi dalla carriera politica. 8 pagine di cui le prime 5 redatte. Seta azzurra centrale a cucitura. Ottime condizioni, tracce di piegatura. 0

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        Elementos de farmacia fundados en los principios de la química moderna

      - 3ra. Ed. corregida y aumentada.- Barcelona: En la Oficina de Francisco Ifern y Oriol, 1805.- XIV,173 p.; 4° menor (21 cm.); Plena Piel época.- Desde la página 1 a la 18 algo manchado por el uso en los márgenes y las 4 últimas hojas con unas pequeñas manchas de humedad en el margen externo que no afectan al texto, la encuadernación algo rozada por las esquinas, pero restaurada. Pero en general, se encuentra en buen estado. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ENSAYOS SOBRE LOS VERDADEROS PRINCIPIOS DE LA EQUITACIÓN o Teoría de la escuela de a caballo, adaptada al mas exacto raciocinio y a las leyes que dictan la geometría, la anatomía y la mecánica

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1805 - 4º. 1 h. (frontis grabado) X p. 1 h. 268 p. Holandesa puntas piel, nervios. - Magnífico ejemplar. 17 grabados a toda plana, 2 más en láminas plegadas, fuera de texto. Papel de hilo. Con varios suplementos sobre la belleza del caballo, su edad, hechura única de la silla y brida, método de cuidarle, herrarle, y conocer sus enfermedades exteriores, para el uso de los caballeros educandos del Real Seminario de Nobles. Se divide en tres principales partes y algunas adiciones o suplementos, En la primera se explican la utilidad de la equitación y los elementos para instruirse en ellas, los cuales se refieren a la colocación de los arreos, a la postura del jinete y otros preliminares. La segunda comprende las lecciones de mayor dificultad, inclusas algunas para trabajar diversos caballos a la vez con un apéndice o suplemento relativo a las circunstancias de la silla y del bocado. La tercera trata de la corveta, balotada, cabriola, salto, etc. terminando con un pequeño tratado sobre el herrador y curación de algunas enfermedades. [Torrecilla nº 328; Antón Ramírez pág. 147; Agustín Palau nº 1805.2 (pág. 57); Palau nº 130182; Marqués de Xerez de los C. nº 33] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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