viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1805

        Histoire naturelle et mythologique de l'ibis. Ornee de six planches gravees par Bouquet, d'apres les dessins de H. J. Redoute et Barraband.

      Paris : Allais, 1805.. XIII, 224 p., 4 full page plates, 2 fold-out plates. Leather.. Good. Cover worn at edges and spine. Spine damaged at upper edge (small tear and small missing part). Some pages with slightly foxed paper. 1 textpage slightly creased.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Fachliteratur Matthias G]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Adelbert / t. t. p. a.").

      (Rautenberg bei Hildesheim), "Armee von Herzog von Braunschweig, in Soldatengeschäften", 10. XI. [1805].. 3½ SS. mit Siegelresten und Adresse auf Doppelblatt (Faltbrief). 8vo.. Früher und unbekannter, langer Brief des 24-jährigen Leutnants an die Berliner Salonniere Philippine Cohen: "Verzeihen sie, teure Freundin, daß ich mein Versprechen und meinen Wunsch an sie zu schreiben, so spät erfülle, aber anders und anders gelaunet, hat es biß heute nicht zugelassen daß ich die Feder führen könne, - auch erlassen sie mich, einer langen, nichts enthaltenden Erzählung, der Weise wie ich hieher gelangt bin (die glaub ich auch an Neumann ergehen lassen zu haben). Ich will ihnen von mir nur dieses sagen daß ich hier im Dorfe Rautenberg wohlbehalten und aufgehoben bei guten Bauern liege (welches besser ist als in der Stadt) ohne andere Sorgen zu haben als die, so kranke Pferde geben können und jene andere, die ich nach der Art der Menschen mir selber machen mag. Übrigens lieget die Zukunft, in die ich schaue, vor meinen Augen da, wie vor den Augen eines Blinden die Nacht ausgebreitet lieget. - Aber, teure Freundin, beichten lassen sie mich meine Sünden, meine schwere Sünden, daß ich also weiter auf Berlin schmähen und schellten konnte, - ein altes französisches Märchen läßt einen Ritter, einen Alten Weisen fragen, in welch ein Land er ziehen solle unter der Sonnen. Zeug hin, spricht der Greis, woman Lieben dich wird, und find ich das Land nicht, erwiedert der Ritter, so zeug hin, spricht der Greis, woman fürchten dich wird, und, frägt ferner der Ritter, find ich auch das Land nicht, so zeug hin, spricht noch der Greis, woman nichtfürchten dich wird, aber frägt noch der Ritter, find ich keines der Lande, O, rufet der Greis aus, o so verstecke dich unter den Thieren der Wüste und fleuch die Menschen. - Es müste mir das erste Gute Land zu verlassen bedeuten, als ich Berlin, das von mir so frevelhaft geschändete, geschmähte verließ, aber die mir es zu diesem Lande machten zählen sich selbst nicht doch mehrstens nicht zu Berlin, das nur kann mir Entschuldigung sein. - Der gute, träumende, still in sich gekehrte Neumann hat mir einen lieben Brief, einen aber tiefgebeugten, dem einer wehe gethan hat, geschrieben, und ich habe ihn noch nicht beandwortet und werde ihn villeicht noch eine Zeit unbeandwortet lassen müssen, weil er nur gut beandwortet werden soll und die Stunde dazu abgewartet werden will, - er hat liebe und begehret Liebe, aber nicht so wie Varnhagen sie ihm bieten kann, dieser, ich fühl es wohl, teure Freundin, ist nicht der Mann an den er sich ranken konnte, wie an der Mutter Brust, die der Weise entbehrt auf daß er stark sei, wie er es sein kann und soll, aber, teure Freundin aller dreien, ob sie schon mitsammen nicht alle Mannesliebe Bedürfniß erschöpfen die sie wechselseitig haben, sollen sie darum alsbald sich trennen? Vielleicht - aber bringt die Zeit die Nothwendigkeit mit sich, und ich will es doch nicht wünschen und begehren, wird dennoch der Bund bestehen, deß heiliger Geist sie beide erfüllet, wie sie es wohl gerecht von einander achten und wißen. - Am Fuße des Alten Brockens, der bei heiterem Himmel sein Haupt in Wolken hüllte, wie ich eben von den Freunden träumte die mir villeicht auf weiten Wegen entgegen kämen (denn teure Freundin, ich habe sehr viele Träume auf meinem Pferde geträumt) lief mir plözlich mit lautem Geschrei, und eine Wurscht, eine wohlgebratene mir entgegen haltend, der Comissaire des Guerres Friedel der jüngere in den Weg. Wir umarmten uns herzlich und ich kann ihnen nicht sagen wie mir diese Berlinische Erscheinung dort angenehm war. Er überbrachte mir viele herzliche und teure Grüsse aus Lützow, und ich bitte sie ihnen zu sagen wie er sein Versprechen gelöst habe, wie wir uns lang von Lützow unterhalten haben, wie er selbst mir viele Grüsse aufgetragen hat und endlich wie er meinen Schmerz erneuert hat, daß ich nicht Abschied nehmen konnte von diesen mir so viel liebes erwiesen habenden Freunden. Wir haben uns seither noch einige Mal in Hildesheim gesprochen. Ich glaube daß er itzt mit dem Hauptquartier vorwärts gehen werde. - Leben sie recht wohl, teure Freundin, und reden sie manchmal von mir mit meinen Freunden, - Erinnerungen sind die einzigen Schäze die ich mir gesammelt und niedergeleget habe, und ich geize mit ihnen. - Noch habe ich nicht an Madame Sander geschrieben, mögte sie, biß es geschehen, durch sie herzliche Grüsse von mir vernehmen. - Ich hatte den Schmerz, beim Ausmarsch, wie ich auch spehete, sie, der ich so flüchtig vor meiner Thüre die Hand gedrückt hatte, nicht unter der Menge wieder zu gewahren, meine mir in Schöneberg zuvor gekommenen Freunden, sagten mir sie hätten sie am Podsdamer Thor gesehen. Abermals, teure Freundin, leben sie wohl und glücklich, doch bauen sie in allen Glücken auf ihre Freunde wie auf den Felsen, - ich umarme herzlich alle meine Kinder, auch bitt' ich daß der Herr Kohen edwas von mir erfahre. Leben sie wohl, recht wohl [...]". Er unterschreibt mit dem griechischen Kürzel des Nordsternbundes, "to tou polou astron". - Der einzige bekannte eigenhändige Chamisso-Brief an Philippine Cohen: die SPK Berlin verwahrt im Chamisso-Nachlass die Abschrift eines Briefs vom 23. August 1806 (K. 18, Nr. 2a) sowie einen Brief Cohens an Chamisso vom 9. März 1833 (K. 26, Nr. 53), außerdem ein vermutlich gemeinsam verfasstes Scherzbrieflein (K. 18, Nr. 16). Philippine Cohen (geb. Bernhardt, um 1776-n. 1804) war die Gattin des Unternehmers Ephraim Cohen, "eine gebildete, literarisch interessierte, aber sehr zurückhaltende Frau", die sich "gegenüber ihrem kultivierten, aber zur Leichtfertigkeit, Verschwendung und Selbstüberschätzung neigenden Mann nicht durchsetzen [konnte ...]. Die Dichter der 'Nordsternbundes', zu dem Varnhagen zählte, verkehrten viel im Cohenschen Hause; zu den näheren Freunden gehörten Adelbert von Chamisso und Heinrich von Kleist" (P. Wilhelmy-Dollinger, Die Berliner Salons [Berlin, 2000], S. 80). Am 27. August hatte Chamisso aus Berlin Varnhagen ihre Grüße bestellt: "Eure, meine Freundin, die herrliche Cohen, welche viel gelitten und noch leidet, grüßt euch schmerz- und liebevoll" (Leben u. Briefe, hg. Hitzig, Lpz. 1842, S. 81). Am 26. Dezember klagte Chamisso demselben: "Von [...] Mad. Cohen [...] keine einzige Silbe, alles, alles gehet verloren, und ich sitze da wie ein Narr" (ebda., S. 117).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Pilgrim's Progress Part I & II in One Volume

      Brightly, 1805, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketUnderstandably marked and worn. The front board has detached but the binding is sound. Two signatures. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 146q.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        A series of Proof Portraits and Emberlishments Executed by first rate Artists, to illustrate The Best English Novelists, Poets and Essayists

      London: Got up under the direction of, and printed for, Charles Cooke, 1805. First edition. Illustrated . Printed by J. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket, London. 8vo. Bound in contemporary green straight grained morocco, a.e.g. Spine sunned, some foxing, else very handsome. A collection of engraved title pages and illustrations from Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select British Classics, Cooke's Pocket Edition of the Original and Complete Works of Select British Poets, Cooke's Pocket Editionof Sacred Classics, and Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select Novels. We have never seen it before. Original price 6 guineas, perhaps they didn't sell many.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        "1.ere Variete de la Perruche a large queue. Pl. 80".

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband, um 1805, 33 x 26 (H) Blattgrösse 50,5 x 32 (H). Nissen 558. - Aus : "Histoire naturelle des perroquets", Paris, Levrault, Schoell & Cie, 1801 - 1805. - Sauber und in schönem Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        NOVISIMA RECOPILACION DE LAS LEYES DE ESPAÑA. Dividida en XII libros. En que se reforma la Recopilación, publicada por el Señor Don Felipe II. en el año de 1567, reimpresa últimamente en el de 1775

      - Madrid 1805, 6 tomos de 31,5x22,5 cm., piel, 28 h.+338, 3 h.+492, 3 h.+451, 2 h.+400, 3 h.+530 y 2 h.+662 págs. (Extraordinario ejemplar con bellísima encuadernación, lomo cuajado de hierros y ruedas doradas en planos. Cortes pintados)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
 6.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Rare brouillon de lettre avec de nombreuses corrections autographes.

      Paris, le 20 ventose 13 (11 mars 1805).. ½ p. in-4.. "Monsieur Gaudin, je vous renvoie vos etats sur les biens des camps de veterans en Piemont. Je desire que vous me fassiez un rapport d'une page, qui me fasse connaitre 'la loi a affecte' [biffe] la quotite des biens que la loi a affectes aux camps de veterans dans la 27e division militaire, combien il y en a deja de designees pour ce service et ce qu'il y manque". - Rare brouillon d'une lettre destinee au ministre des Finances de Napoleon Ier, Mr Charles Gaudin (1756-1841). Cette lettre n'est pas signee car trop corrigee par l'Empereur: chaque ligne est en partie rayee ou modifiee par Napoleon. Sacre Empereur trois mois plus tot, Napoleon Ier s'appretait a recevoir dans la salle du trone, aux Tuileries, les deputes italiens venus lui offrir la couronne d'Italie. La reception eut lieu le 17 mars suivant et il est tres vraisemblable que le contenu de cette lettre a Gaudin s'y rattache. En effet, l'Empereur souhaitait avoir plus de renseignements sur les aides accordees aux veterans du Piemont, sachant que ces derniers auraient bientot ete compris parmi ses sujets du nouveau Royaume d'Italie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Adventures Of Peregrine Pickle: In Which Are Included, Memoirs Of A Lady Of Quality By Tobias Smollet

      Bell & Bradfute, et al., Edinburgh 1805 - 202, 222, 213, 228 pages. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Eight full page hand-coloured plates two by Thomas Rowlandson, six by Woodward. Smollett's influence has been as important as his achievement." [see: CBEL Vol. X, p.37]. Hume said that Smollett was like a coco-nut, rough outside, but full of human kindness within. After Fielding, Smollett counts as the greatest purveyor of comic prose-epic of contemporary life to his generation, if not to his century. [see:DNB]. Bound by R. Wallis, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, two leather spine labels, moderate text toning. Late 19th century full brown, mottled calf. Aeg. Fine. 4 Vols in two [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Weißohr - Häher, " Le Geai a joues blanche. No. 43.".

      . 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. - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Selten !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth Law-Bookseller Fleet-Street 1805 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: xxxix:(1):390 & xxxi:384:188(appendix), plus substantial unpaginated index. Recent quarter mottled tan calf, spines with raised bands and crimson lettering pieces. Browning to foremargin of title to volume 1, contemporary signature on front fly. Generally very good indeed both internally and externally. The rare 1st edition. The 2nd edition, in 2 volumes, was published in1808; the 3rd edition, in 3 volumes, in 1814. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Homar the Son of Asmar

      London: Printed for James Wallis, Paternoster By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, 1805. New edition. Translated from the Persian, by Sir Charles Morell. 14 engraved plates after William Craig. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, cover gilt with a Greek key border surrounding a small gilt-stamped stag, a.e.g., by Mayor & Huntly of Bath, with their ticket. Very Good, some rubbing. Modeled on the 'Arabian Nights', these tales were written by James Ridley under the pseudonym of Charles Morell. In a fine binding by Mayor & Huntly of Bath. Ramsden lists a Mayor in Liverpool and a Huntly in Bristol.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        EXHORTACION A LOS FIELES DE LA CIUDAD DE LA HAVANA, HECHA POR SU PRELADO DIOCESANO, SOBRE EL CEMENTERIO GENERAL DE ELLA; Y SU REGLAMENTO, APROBADO POR EL GOBIERNO, CON EL CORRESPONDIENTE DE POLICIA.

      Havana: Esteban José de Boloña, 1805. - [2],42,[2],[6]pp. Small quarto. Original plain wrappers. Minor chipping to spine, ink notations and light soiling to wrappers. Light foxing and ink spotting, ink page numbering to upper corner of rectos only. Very good. An early imprint by Cuba's first printer after the press ban instituted by royal decree in 1776. The first part of the title translates to "Exhortation to the Faithful City of Havana, made by his Diocesan Bishop." with the main body of text regarding the religious activities in the city relating to the church cemetery. It is followed by a six-page section detailing the regulations for the police in Havana. Rare, no copies in OCLC. MEDINA 188. SABIN 29433.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dictionnaire Portatif de Bibliographie, contenant plus de 17,000 articles de Livres rare

      Paris: Fournier Frères, 1805. First edition. [3], viii, 404, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine contemporary mottled calf, gilt-rolled border, red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Slight browning to text, otherwise a handsome copy. Bookplate of U. Proose (20c bookplate) on pastedown, and discreet stamp on title page. Predecessor to Brunet First edition of Fournier's rare book bibliography, which, according to Brunet, is based on Fournier's 1796 abridgement of Cailleau's DICTIONNAIRE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE (1790), entitled ESSAI PORTATIF DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE. Fournier's expansion of that early effort, first printed here, is itself an important predecessor to Brunet's own later CATALOGUE DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [Volume I Only]

      Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, London 1805 - (Government & Law) SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1805. Stated 11th edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr. Smith, by William Playfair. Octavo, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Period leather with gilt tooling and black leather spine labels, 515 pages. Two PO ink stamps. Some marking on endpapers. Paper loss to top of title page [about ½ x 3 inches]. Spine and boards toned with some rubbing and scuffing. Joints show some wear and chipping, back joint starting at head. Edge wear with bumping to corners. Good condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yeoman's In The Fork]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres philosophiques, historiques et littéraires (.).

      - Paris, Jean-François Bastien, An XIII (1805). 18 volumes in-8, plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor consulat de compartiments entièrement garnis d'une résille et palettes dorées, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et bleu, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes (accidents aux reliures), portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice et une planche dépliante. Première édition des oeuvres complètes de d'Alembert, publiée par Jean-François Bastien, illustrée d'un portrait gravé sur cuivre de l'auteur en frontispice. Le premier volume renferme diverses pièces sur d'Alembert : 'Notice sur ses ouvrages', 'Mémoire et portrait de d'Alembert par lui-même', ‘Portrait’ par Mademoiselle de Lespinasse, éloges par Marmontel et Condorcet, Le ‘Discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie’, etc., ainsi que la planche dépliante du ‘Système figuré des connoissances humaines’ avec son explication. (Brunet, II, 471. 'France littéraire', I, 27. Cioranescu, 7499). Accidents aux reliures et accrocs, sinon exemplaire solide, intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 15.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        drop head title:] [.] Lord Nelson

      ?Weymouth 1805 - single sheet broadside, approx. 250 x 120 mm (see below), defective at head with the loss of 2 lines of the title, variously folded with damage to folds without however serious loss of letters, top portion of title and 7 lines separated, laid down on an album leaf, early 19th-century transcription of a note apparently originally written out on the verso of the broadside An unrecorded broadside on the death of Nelson. Of the first 2 lines of the title only the terminal letters survive, but one can surmise that they read ‘Verses on the Death of’ perhaps with an adjective before Verses. The 42 lines of verse are dated at the end ‘Weymouth, Nov. 13, 1805.’ The transcription at the foot of the album leaf is a response, also in verse, with the initials W.H.W appended. A footnote identifies ‘a Seaman’ mentioned in the verses as ‘my Brother’, who served as a midshipman on the Agamemnon in the West Indies under Nelson, distinguishing himself at the Battle of Saites (Not in ESTC, COPAC or WorldCat)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        New American Cookery, or Female Companion. Containing Full and Ample Directions for Roasting, Broiling, Stewing, Hashing, Boiling, Preserving, Pickling, Potting, Fricasees, Soups, Puff-Pastes, Puddings, Custards, Pies, Tarts, & c. also, the making of wines and chees. Peculiarly adapted to the American mode of cooking

      New York: D. D. Smith 1805. xii., 13-180 pp. This is the scarce Smith imprint of the first American cookbook to be published in New York. It is only the second American cookbook, and is much scarcer than the first cookbook, Amelia Simmons' 'American Cookery'. The other imprint is by T. B. Jansen in the same year. Two leaves had loss, but they have been professionally restored using letterpress by the excellent London paper restorer, Gene Mahon. The original American sheep binding has been conserved by specialist London book conserver Charles Gledhill. 137mm tall. The preface complains that most cook books imported into the United States from Europe are abtruse and refer to ingredients that are difficult to procur. This volume sets out to remedy those inconveniences and use ingredients 'which are to be found in this country, every where, in abundance.' Bitting 581 states it has 'some unusual recipes, one for spinach, a forerunner for the spinach of today, cooking with no added water, garnished with poached eggs, and unusual for that period; oranges cut in quarters.' Also recipes for Chouder, Craw-fish soup, Election Cake, Independence Cake and Federal Pancakes. There are also a number of drinks recipes, including 'English Champaign'. Simon Bib. Gast. 1088 . Very Good. Full Sheep. First Edition. 1805. 24mo.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LA PITTÉ Poëme en Quatre Chants

      A Paris Chez Giguet et Michaud ... 1805. . New Ed. 12mo. 243pp. + [vi]. 4 copper plates. Some light browning, marbled e.ps., early sheep binding, some wear to edges, dec. gilt spine with gilt lettered title label, spine chipped. First published in 1802. From the books of Eric Korn ?'Kindness to animals - an early text.?' US$530

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Promenade du Pape sur la Saone. Spazierfahrt des Papstes Pius VII. auf der Saone am 27. April 1805.

      1805. Radierung, Roulette und Kaltnadel, 1805, auf aufgewalztem China. 31,4:43 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 19 ; Perez 131, III (von III). - Sehr guter Abdruck dieses historisch besonders interessanten Blattes. Das Chinapapier auf einen Folio-Bogen aufgewalzt, dieser in den Rändern stockfleckig und mit kleinen Einrissen.. Der hauptsächlich als Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher tätige Künstler studierte in seiner Geburtsstadt an der Ecole gratuite de dessin. Darüber hinaus bildete er sich autodidaktisch weiter. 1758 veröffentlichte er im Auftrag des Pariser Stechers und Kupferstichverlegers Pariset seine ersten Radierungen. 1761-1764 setzte er sein Studium in Paris fort, wo er Schüler des Historienmalers J.-Ch. Frontier (1701-1763) und eines gewissen Lombards war. In Paris verkehrte er im Kreis von J.G. Wille (1715-1808), Jos. Vernet (1714-1789), L.-E. Watelet (1780-1866), J.-B. Greuze (1725-1805), J.G. Soufflot (1713-1780) und dem jungen Herzog Alex Duc de La Rochefoucauld, den er 1765-1766 nach Italien begleitete. In Italien schuf er zahlreiche Landschaftszeichnungen und Abbildungen von Monumenten. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Lyon hatte er großen Erfolg mit seinen Zeichnungen und Radierungen, mit Porträts und italienischen und niederländischen Landschaften sowie der heimischen Landschaft von Lyon. Auch als Reproduktionsstecher nach Gemälden oder Skulpturen fand er zahlreiche Auftraggeber. 1771 wurde der Künstler zum königlichen Berater und Kämmerer berufen. 1780 erfolgte die Aufnahme in die Lyoner Akademie. Während der französischen Revolution stand er unter der Protektion des Künstlers J.-L David (1748-1825) - seine Kupferplatten wurden unter gesetzlichen Schutz gestellt. 1802 wurde Boissieu Mitglied der Verwaltungskommission des Kunstkonservatoriums. 1806 bis zu seinem Tode war er Bürgermeister von Lentilly in der Nähe von Lyon. Boissieus Arbeiten sind in den Museen weltweit zu finden, so in Paris im Louvre, in Frankfurt am Main im Städel oder in der National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Important Autograph Letter Signed

      ("James Madison") in black ink, as Secretary of State, February 14, 1805, on paper watermarked Curteis & Sons, 1799. 7 15/16" x 9 7/8"; 1 page with integral leaf; very good (light creasing and toning). To Vice-President George Clinton "Sir By the direction of the President of the United States, I do my self the honor of transmitting to you the . certificate of your election as Vice President of the United States; being with the highest respect. Sir, Your most obed. servant. James Madison." Docketed on verso: "March 14, 1805, letter from Secretary Madison enclosing certificate of election of Vice President of U.S." Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton were declared elected by Congress when the electoral votes were tabulated on 13 February, 1805. The Jefferson?s inauguration took place in the Senate Chamber on the Capitol on March 4th. Like other Founding Fathers, the great bulk of Madison?s letters and papers have been absorbed by institutions. For this reason, both Madison?s Autograph Letters Signed and Letters Signed are scarce and expensive.. No Binding. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales

      1805. LOUTHERBOURG, P. J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. 36 pp. Ilustrated with 18 hand-coloured aquatint engravings. Folio, 450 x 330 mm, bound in three-quarter modern gilt tooled calf over contemporary marbled boards. London: Bowyer, 1805. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, first issue. De Loutherbourg trained under F. G. Casanova and Carlo Vanloo in Paris before moving to London and being employed by David Garrick at The Drury Lane Theater, where he had an important influence on the development of stage design. His work bridges the work of the artists of the picturesque movement and the Regency period such as Thomas Rowlandson. A fine, sympathetically rebacked copy. Abbey, Scenery 9. Prideaux, p. 343.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Le Barbe de la Guyane premiere variete. Planche 70 ( handschriftlich ).

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband b. Levaillant, um 1805, 57 x 42,5 (H) - Blattgröße. Mit Tinte unten Mitte betitelt. Wohl aus (?) : "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus " (large paper edition?), Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806). - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Nuova raccolta di cento tavole

      1805. ROCCHEGGIANI, Lorenzo. Nuova raccolta di cento tavole rappresentante i costume religiosi civili, e militari degli antichi egiziani, etruschi, greci, e romani tratti dagli antichi monumenti. Engraved title-page and 100 engraved plates. Large oblong 8vo., 204 x 273 mm, bound in contemporary Roman marbled calf, richly gilt, black label, edges stained yellow. Rome: Agapito Franzetti, s.d. [1805-1809]. |~||~||~||~||~| Complete suite of 100 engraved plates of military and religious objects and costumes from Egypt, Greece and Rome, executed after the original artifacts preserved at the Vatican, various Italian museums, and in the great private collections of the day (e.g. Consul Smith, Piranesi, Geminiani, Hamilton, Mengs, etc.). There are numerous fine engravings of vases, idols and other objects of worship, musical instruments, masks, shoes, jewellery, arms and armour, urns and other funerary implements, candelabras, cooking utensils, and much more. This work documents the intense intellectual curiousity of the early nineteenth century regarding the ancient world. Furthermore, it shows the development of the scholarly emphasis on the original artifact. Originally published in 1804 (2 vols., 200 plates), this concise edition brought such information to a much wider audience. For a number of designs Roccheggiani clearly relied upon Domenico Pronti's Nuova Raccolta (Rome, 1800). An exceptionally fine copy in a superb contemporary Roman binding. Colas 2563. Lipperheide 112a.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Extraordinary Autographed Letter Signed in Spanish

      Santa Cruz, Tenerife, 1805. unbound. 3 pages (front and back), each measuring 8 x 6 inches, no place (but on the mainland), no date, but shortly after November 4, 1805. Signed: "C[arlo]s Carrasco," possibly a relative of Naval officer and explorer Juan Carlos Carrasco, to [His Lordship] Roberto de Herrera, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, translated in part: "...I have written Your Worship a number of letters with the news of the day. I do not know whether they have reached you...I hope this is not because of any illness, and that God may grant you perfect health for many years...As for my own, I am suffering from...a great pain in my right knee, which obliges me to walk little and to climb stairs less. Your Worship will already know of the tragic events which befell the combined fleet in the battle it fought with the English fleet, in which we have lost ten warships, and the English have only lost nine; we have lost more than 7,000 men, with many wounded and over 110 officers killed, and among the wounded are Gravina and Alva, Valdes and other high-ranking officers, who are being treated and are not out of danger; it is painful to speak of such a tragedy. Magnificent services are being held here in all the churches in honour of the souls of those who perished in the battle, and on the fourth of this month a most splendid one was held in the cathedral...On the same day, the fourth...our Governor did not hold any court or ceremonial or banquet. There is misery and hardship on all sides, and our own is increasing daily, because of the ill-will of the attorneys of the French heirs of Arbore and the injustices of the Council, and for this reason I again beseech Your Worship to come to my assistance by sending an order to pay me some money, such that I will not fail to find it there, via Cadiz or Madrid, as not to expose ourselves, through a sea voyage, to the risk of it being captured by the English, who are still masters of the seas; I would be as grateful to you as if it were a gift...In the battle which we have had with the English we have lost ten ships and the French another ten. Three of ours are in Gibraltar; the others out of the ten have been sunk or burned, or they have been unmasted and lost on the coast owing to the force of the storm. The English have lost no more than nine ships, along with the death of General Nelson and another general, who was commanding their fleet, a very small loss compared with that which the combined fleet has suffered...Gravina is better...His brotherhood [sic] the Nuncio is expected from Madrid today or tomorrow. Our Governor is constantly being insulted; he received an insult the day before yesterday at the theatre, and it was repeated to him afterwards in his house..." Carrasco was privy to some of the most sensitive information released by the Spanish Navy including some that was clearly untrue, i.e. "Gravina is better." Fine signature, housed in a custom made blue linen folder with inner flaps and a gilt-stamped title. Very good(+) condition. For morale reasons, the Spanish Government withheld the seriousness of Gravina's injuries and promoted him to the highest military rank of Admiral of the Fleet. He died 5 months later on March 9, 1806, at the age of 49. On his death-bed, he said, "I am a dying man, but I die happy. I am going, I hope and trust, to join Nelson, the greatest hero that the world perhaps has produced.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 24.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Manuscript Ship's Log Cockatrice1805 and HMS Foxhound 1807 - 1808

      An original and scarce, foolscap manuscript in several hands. Log of Cockatrice, a hired brig from July 1805 to February 1807, 76 leaves. At the opposite end of the volume is the log of HMS Foxhound from April 1807 to February 1808, 48 leaves. 33cm. Contemporary blind ruled vellum, titled in ink on the boards for the relevant vessel. This is the private log of Pitt Burnaby Greene who apparently took command of the 12 gun brig Cockatrice 6 April, 1805 although this log commences 7th July, 1807. She detained a Danish vessel, Speculation on 19th July, 1807 and was involved with HMS Plover in the capture of 4 more Danish vessels. HMS Foxhound captured the Danish vessel Adetheid Margaretha. Two days later she captured the Danish vessels Gimle and De Gode off Dungeness. Foxhound later saw action in Admiral Gambier's squadron off the Basque Roads. She foundered with all hands in 1809 whilst returning from Halifax. Whilst commanding HMS Bonne Citoyenne in 1812 Pitt Burnaby Greene, by this time a post captain, was involved in the events leading up to the action between USS Constituation and HMS Java. USS Constitution and USS Hornet found and blockaded him in the port of Salvador where his ship was undergoing repair. Loosely inserted notes on seperate folio sheets, include: A table of angular altitudes of different ships at sea the Eye being elevated 24 feet; a memorandum of Dimensions of his Maj's Ship Prince of Wales; an ink wash sketch of stowage of stores in barrels aboard an unspecified vessel with a note of their weight. The log has paper water-marked with Brittania and the date 1802. The separate sheets also have Brittania watermarks and are dated 1803. Pitt Burnaby Greene, Esq.: He was made a lieutenant in Nov.1790, and promoted to the rank of a commander May 8, 1804.He commissioned the Foxhound, a new 18-gun brig, about May, 1807; and was attached to the fleet under Lord Gambier, in Basque Roads, April, 1809. His post commission bears date March 7, 1811; at which period he commanded the Bonne Citoyenne corvette.1814. He died in 1837. Napoleonic naval logs are becoming elusive. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA]
 25.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Travels to the West of the Alleghany Mountains, in the States of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessea, and back to Charleston, by the Upper Carolines; comprising the most interesting details on the present state of agriculture, and the natural produce of those c

      London: B. Crosby and Co and J. F. Hughes, 1805. xii; 294 pages including half-title. Light foxing. Recently rebound in half calf, marbled boards. First published in French, this edition was published without the map. Francois Andre Michaux, son of Andre Michaux, accompanied his father in his travels through the eastern United States. As a botanist he records detail of the agriculture, and natural produce of the places visited, as well as the commerce between the states. Second Corrected and Ammended. Very Good. 8vo.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Theater. 5 Bände. Mit 5 gestoch. Porträts von Autenrieth. Gr.-8°. Sehr schöne, feine Kalblederbände d. Z. mit 2 roten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Reizende Deckelbordüren, Stehkantenvergoldung, blaurote Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1805-1807.. . Erste Ausgabe des letzten Werks Schillers, Vorzugsausgabe auf Schreibpapier mit den Kupfern. Die Drucklegung des ersten Bandes wurde noch von ihm überwacht. Mit bedeutenden Erstdrucken, darunter 'Der Parasit' und 'Der Neffe als Onkel' erstmals in szenischer Einteilung. Außerdem hier erstmals die revidierten Fassungen von 'Don Carlos' und 'Die Jungfrau von Orleans'. - Marcuse verzeichnet vier Ausgaben: auf ordinärem Druckpapier, auf weißem Druckpapier, auf Schreibpapier und auf Velinpapier; hier liegt die zweitbeste auf Schreibpapier vor. Exlibris. In diesem frischen und dekorativen Zustand äußerst selten. - Das letzte Blatt von Band 4 mit hinterlegtem Eckeinriss. Drei Deckel mit Schabspuren auf der Oberhaut. Exemplar aus dem Kaldewey-Katalog 46, dort als "makelloses Exemplar ... in feinsten Kalblederbänden der Zeit" aus dem Besitz von Dorothe, Herzogin von Kurland bezeichnet. Aus unserem Exemplar ist diese Herkunft nicht erkennbar. Kaldewey bildet jedoch andere Werke mit fast identischen Einbänden ab, so dass diese Zuschreibung möglicherweise aus denen ersichtlich ist und hier durchaus zutreffen kann. Sehr schönes Exemplar aus der Sammlung Merkle. - Goed. V, B III 2. Trömel/Marcuse 271, 278, 280, 284 und 285. Borst 1016. Fischer, Cotta, 508, 562, 613, 1108, 1206.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Deutschlands Gemüse. Mangoldarten. Gezeichnet und geäzt von Johann Samuel Winterschmidt dem Jüngsten.

      Nürnberg, F.S. Winterschmidt dem Jüngsten, 1805. 4to (242 x 180mm). pp. (4), iv, 14, with 14 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half cloth. A superbly illustrated monograph on beet. The work was intended to cover more vegetables but this is all published. The edition of the work must have been very small as we have never seen or had a copy of the present work. Winterschmidt is a well known Nürnberg family of artists, publishers and printdealers. The colouring of the plates is outstanding.//Nissen BBI, 2176; Ludwig. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert p. 390.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 28.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

      Edinburgh - Denham and Dick, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth-century copy of Beattie's famous philosophical work. Sixth Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. With bookseller's labels for H. M. Gilbert, Southampton,to the front pastedown and Bohn, London, to the front free endpaper. Professor James Beattie (25 October 1735 18 August 1803) was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher. His Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth (1770) was intended as an answer to David Hume andhad great immediate success, leading to an introduction to the King, a pension of 200, and the degree of LL. D. from Oxford. Beattie was prominent in arguing against the institution of slavery. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, some loss to the top of the spine. Front board held by one cord only. Internally, textblock firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Tidemark to the upper margin of the first few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph Letter Signed "Hamilton" Regarding the Naval Career of his Relative, Mr. Edward Ford Hamilton].

      1805 - 31 August ca. 1805. Octavo (ca. 23x18,5 cm). 1 p. Brown ink on white paper watermarked "E. Whilding, 1805". Mild fold marks, creases and minor tears in the right lower corner, otherwise a very good letter. A private letter from Sir Charles Hamilton, Admiral, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland in 1818-24. "Sir, I have been referred to you by Mr. Robt. Dundas respecting the Cadetship for Mr. Edward Ford Hamilton how serving as Midshipman in the Cornwallis Frigate in the East Indies. He was eighteen years of age last Christmas and there can be no collusion, as he is in his Majesty's service and on the ships Books, but if there is any information respecting what I ought to do I shall be very much obliged to you to write it to me, as it will not conveniently be in my power to be in London for some weeks, and I shall be much obliged to you to direct to Sir Charles Hamilton at Col. Parkins."

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        English library. Authors in verse. 13 Bände.

      Gotha: Steudel & Keil; 1805 - 1807.16,5 x 11 cm. Marmorieter Pappband der Zeit mit montierten Rückenschildchen. Dreikantrotschnitt. Minimal bestossen. Ordentlicher und dekorativer Gesamtzustand. Enthält: 1. + 2.: Milton, John: Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books. - 3.: Thomson, James: The Season. - 4.: The poems of O. Goldsmith and Cunningham. - 5. - 7.: Smollett, T.: The adventures of Roderic Random (With the life of the author). - 8. - 11.: Sterne: The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. (With the life of the author). - 12.: Goldsmith: Essays. - 13.: Fielding, Henry: A Journey from this world to the next. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian bookshop Antiquariat Hameche]
 31.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Essays on Various Subjects.

      Doncaster: Pritned by and For W. Sheardown; Longman Hurst RAeese and Orme.; Williams and Smith. 1805 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo (in 4s), 208 x 118 mms., pp. xiii [xiv - xv Contents, xvi blank], 257 [258 colophon];[iv], 259 [260 blank], including list of subscribers, handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt rules across spine, red morocco titling labels, small green oval numbering labels. A fine to very fine set, in "Colquhon" condition, with a slightly later autograph and presentation on both title-pages: "Jane Humphrey/ April 2d 1838/ From Aunt Eliza." The schoolmaster and author John Bickland (1750–1832) comment in his Memoir (1830) that "I soon discovered, that by persevering in some sort of composition, there was a prospect of acquiring, in time, both reputation and emolument—and the pursuit would then be more beneficial, as well as more pleasant, than the irksome and embarrassing business of keeping a school." It's not difficult to ask oneself how many school teachers today feel the same way. The Eclectic Review for 1806 was impressed with the "useful tendency" of the essays and with their "agreeable stile" and "public approbation." The reviewer, however, takes him to task for exhibiting "the Christian religion as a system so sublime, as not to be intelligible to the untutored poor." Bigland's essay topics include happiness, religion, conscience, "Ecclesiastical Emoluments," education, superstition, omens, ghosts, sorcerh, friendship, company, fame, exercise, emigration and colonization, optimism, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Walsingham; or, The Pupil of Nature. A domestic story. 2nd edn. 4 vols.

      Printed at the Minerva Press for Lane, Newman, & Co. 1805 Half titles. Contemp. half calf, spines lettered & with simple horizontal rules in gilt; spines worn & sl. cracked, small repairs to leading hinges. Armorial bookplates of Sir Henry Hay Macdougall. A good sound copy of a scarce titleFirst published in 1797, this second edition recorded only in BL. In the first three volumes of Walsingham, the title character is shown to have a rival in Sir Sidney Aubrey, the 'seducer' of the woman he loves. In the fourth volume it is revealed that Sir Sidney is in fact a woman who uses the disguise of a rich male baronet to give her freedoms denied to women in the late eighteenth-century.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        Le Superbe dans L'etat de Repos. Planche 49 ( handschriftlich ).

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband b. Levaillant, um 1805, 57 x 42,5 (H) - Blattgröße. Mit Tinte unten Mitte betitelt. Wohl aus (?) : "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus " (large paper edition?), Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806). - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        H.N. Zoologie. Poissons du Nil. / 1. Le Tetrodon Fahaka. Tetrodon Physa. 2. Le Tetrodon Herisse. Tetrodon Hispidus.

      Paris 1805 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : 540x420 (mm), 21.25x16.5 (Inches), Paper Size : 712x523 (mm), 28x20.625 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 27. II. 1805.. 1 S. 4to.. An einen Vertrauten über anstehende Veränderungen im Geheimen Conseil. Er stimme dessen "sehr menschenfreundlich billigem Vorschlage" hinsichtlich des Weimarer Kammerpräsidenten Johann Christoph Schmidt zu: "[...] Ich [...] kan [...] einstweilen versuchen ob Sie durch die [...] Besuche auf der Cammer den Endzweck zu erfüllen imstande sind, ohne daran durch den Ob[er] C[ammer] P[räsidenten] gehindert zu werden, u. ohne einen Schritt zu wagen der dem alten Manne physisch sehr nachtheilig seyn könnte [...] Die Natur unterstützt vielleicht die nothdurft ehe wir es uns versehen; bey N. [...] hätte sie einen sehr guten Streich gemacht wenn es wa[h]r ist, daß sie ihn ausrangirte [...]". - Aus der Sammlung Künzel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Serie cronologico-istorica dei Canonici di Padova.

      nella Stamperia del Seminario, Padova, 1805 - Cm. 31, pp. xvii (1) 274 + 1 carta d’errata. Bel ritratto del Petrarca inciso in rame all’antiporta, vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio ed alcune figure n.t. Affascinante legatura coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta dipinta. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Lozzi II, 3237 in nota. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds with Historical and Scientific Descriptions. 2 volumes

      London Darton and Harvey 1805. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine scuffed with end wear. Covers weak and becoming detached in volume II. Some scattered light foxing and offsetting from illustrations which are overall VG. Contents tight First Edition Leather cover 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [300pp.]. Numerous engravings.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 38.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds with Historical and Scientific Descriptions 2 volumes

      London: Darton and Harvey. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine scuffed with end wear. Covers weak and becoming detached in volume II. Some scattered light foxing and offsetting from illustrations which are overall VG. Contents tight. 1805. First Edition. Leather cover. 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [300pp.]. Numerous engravings. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 39.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        SUSQUEHANNA BATH TURNPIKE. PRINTED DEED 15" X 10 3/4". TO ALL ... WE, WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED, AND SEALS AFFIXED ... SELL TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS OF THE SUSQUEHANNAH AND BATH TURNPIKE ROAD COMPANY ... BREATH OF FOUR RODS ... RUNS THROUGH OUR LAND

      1805. The following information is filled in with ink Twentieth May 1805. The property rights purchased from John Nickels and John Bennet. These were signed in the presents of Solomon Warren and others not decipherable. Reference - The Catskill Turnpike in Stage Coach and Tavern Days Famous Highway Played Big Part in Developing Great Area of New York Central and Southern Sections of Empire State Opened by Historic Road, Laid Out on Old Indian Trails Taverns Along Route Centers of Social and Commercial Life in Early Days by LYMAN H. GALLAGHER. Taken from the Ithaca Journal-News, Saturday 24 January 1925, pp 8-9 .

      [Bookseller: Riverow Bookshop, INC ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste

      London: Printed for T. Payne and J. White, 1805.. Second edition. 8vo. xxiv, 470 pp. Contemporary tan diced full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, marbled endpapers. Neat repairs to the extremities of the joints, an abrasion to the foot of the upper board, a very good copy. Numismatist and collector, Knight was one of the leading authorities of his day on the ancient world. Initially divided up into sections on the senses, the book goes on to explore the history of man's perception of beauty and associated ideas. First published the same year.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste. Association copy

      London: Printed for T. Payne. G : in Good condition. Spine scuffed and rubbed. Front hinge starting. Boards rubbed with light edgewear. Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription on title page. Age-toning within and occasional foxing. 1805. First Edition. Full leather. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). xxi, 471pp. The signature on the title page is by 'Wm Lamb', and the bookplate is for the Penshanger Estate, which belonged to the brother-in-law of William Lamb, the 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Although identification in this case is circumstantial, there is enough resemblance between the 'b' in 'Lamb' and the 'b' in 'Melbourne' in his known signatures to be, at the very least, suggestive. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Materia Medica Vegetabile Toscana.

      Firenze, Presso Molini, Landi e Co., 1805. Folio (390 x 255mm). pp. (4), 56, with 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spine with green gilt lettered label. The rare issue with hand-coloured plates. A large uncut copy of this beautifully produced and very rare 'materia medica' of the Tuscany environments. Since decades no copy of the coloured issue in a contemporary binding has been offered for sale, apart from a copy we sold in 1991. Savi (1769-1844) was an Italian botanist, professor of Botany and director of the Pisa botanical garden. He is best known for his 'Flora Italiana' a large folio work published from 1818-1824. Apart from that he published a book on the trees of Tuscany as well as a book on the botany of Etruria. The beautifully hand-coloured plates are after B. Benvenuti by G. Canacci. Some minor foxing to the title-page, else a very fine copy. //Nissen BBI, 1733; Stafleu & Cowan 10.386 (both quote plain copies).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 43.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.