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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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        RAGGUAGLIO DEL VIAGGIO COMPENDIOSO DI UN DILETTANTE ANTIQUARIO SORPRESO DA' CORSARI, CONDOTTO IN BARBERIA E FELICEMENTE RIPATREIATO.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MARINER'S DICTIONARY, OR AMERICAN SEAMAN'S VOCABULARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS, AND SEA PHRASES, USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, MANAGEMENT, AND MILITARY OPERATIONS, OF SHIPS AND VESSELS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS

      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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        OPERE di Turchi Adeodato (vescovo di Parma) Volumi I- II- III- IV, Parma, Mussi Luigi, 1805

      - Quattro volumi in folio (470 mm x 310 mm) con, in antiporta al primo volume, un grande ritratto del TURCHI inciso in rame da RAFFAELLO MORGHEN (290 mm x 233 all'impronta). L'Adeodato Turchi, cappuccino e celebre oratore, fu vescovo di Parma dal 1788, simpatizzante delle idee iluministiche e collaboratore del ministro DU TILLOT. Legatura cartonata coeva rivestita con carta marmorizzata, cucitura su 5 nervi. Circa lo stato di conservazione delle legature coeve segnaliamo i danni che col tempo hanno subito i dorsi di due dei quattro volumi : le carte di rivestimento, anch'esse originali, hanno abrasioni; la cucitura originale è però ancora ben salda e capace di forza strutturale. Tutte le carte dei 4 volumi sono perfettamente conservate con le proprie barbe originali: qualche leggera traccia di foxing, Un sapiente restauro è in grado di recuperare tutti gli elementi originali, ricostruendo quanto manca ai dorsi, senza compromettere la cucitura. Applicato alla prima carta di guardia libera del primo volume, troviamo una pagina stampata che annnuncia la pubblicazione :antichi timbri di appartenenza della Biblioteca dei Cappouccini, editrice dell'opera, che usci' con tiratura limitata di SOLI 300 ESEMPLARI tutti con barbe (dovevano essere 6 volumi, ma. "la grave spesa. li costrinse a lasciare l'opera imperfetta" con l'uscita dell'ultimo IV volume. Veramente magnifica edizione che, come cita il GAMBA (2680) ricorda le BODONIANE di quegli anni" VOLUME I : (I-V), 3-297 indice - VOLUME II (I-IV) 3-281 indice - VOLUMI III : (I-IV) 3-4 -282 indice - VOLUME IV (I-IV) 3-276 indice. (a richiesta possiamo documentare con foto)

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        REFLECTIONS ON THE CAUSE OF THE LOUISIANIANS, RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY THEIR AGENTS

      [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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        EXPOSITION DES FAMILLES NATURELLES ET DE LA GERMINATION DES PLANTES, TOME I 2e PARTIE, TOME II, 1re & 2e PARTIES (3 VOLUMES)

      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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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste

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

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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS: IN WHICH IS COMPREHENDED AN ACCOUNT

      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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        Lectures on Botany as Delivered in the Botanic Garden at Lambeth

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

      London Printed for T. Payne 1805. 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 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.

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        OEUVRES PHILOSOPHIQUES, HISTORIQUES ET LITTERAIRES. PARIS. BASTIEN. AN XIII (1805).

      1805 - 18 VOLUMES IN-8 (14 X 20,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN DECOR DE FLEURONS DORES, PLATS ENCADRES D'UNE DENTELLE DOREE, DENTELLE DOREE SUR COUPES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES MARBREES. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT DE L'AUTEUR GRAVE SUR CUIVRE ET D'UN TABLEAU REPLIE. PREMIERE EDITION COLLECTIVE. (BRUNET. II. 471). TRACES D'HUMIDITE ANCIENNE SUR L'ENSEMBLE DES VOLUMES, PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT PETITS MANQUES DE CUIR. MALGRE CES DEFAUTS SIGNALES, L'ENSEMBLE PEUT ETRE FACILEMENT RAFRAICHI. PRIX TRES BAS EN CONSEQUENCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SHORT TREATISE ON SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS, RECENTLY MADE IN HOT - HOUSES: By which from four - fifths to nine - tenths of the fuel commonly used will be saved; time, labour and risk greatly lessened and several other advantages produced.

      Edinburgh, printed for the author (by John Turnbull, 1805.And which are applicable to hot - houses already erected, or to the construction of new hot - houses. FIRST EDITION 1805, 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, pages: (i) - x, (2), (9) - 271, 9 folding plates, bound in modern plain green boards with cream spine and black title to spine, new endpapers, fore - edges and lower edges untrimmed. 20th century signature on original preserved endpaper, half - title and title page lightly dusty, occasional pale foxing and / or pale browning, some pages unopened, small chip to top inner corner of R3, due to careless opening, no loss of printed area, 5 plates lightly foxed mainly to edges. A good tight copy. John Claudius Loudon (1783 ? 1843) was a Scottish botanist, garden and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: comprehending a view of The Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Santo Domingo; with it&#39;s Antient and Modern State

      London: James Cundee, Albion Press. 1805. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 1805, First Edition. Hardcover 4to., rebound in recent brown buckram. Lacks original blanks and one plate, Toussaint Louverture on pg. 241, but otherwise complete, including the 8 remaining plates, 2 maps, letter facsimile, half-title and ads. Discoloration to buckram binding; title handwritten on spine. Occasional foxing, browning and pencil marginalia throughout. Bold, readable text. Maps and plates browned, but intact and without loss. A valuable and uncommon history of Haiti. Digital images available upon request.

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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Tamatia brun Planche 33 ( handschriftlich ).

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband b. Levaillant, um 1805, 56 x 42 (H) - Blattgröße. Mit Tinte unten Mitte betitelt: "Le Tamatia brun". 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 !

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        Gesamtansicht ('Zelle.').

      . Kupferstich b. Gottfried Müller in Zittau, 1805, 18,5 x 29. Sehr selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht ('Luebeck').

      . Kupferstich b. Gottfried Müller in Zittau, 1805, 16 x 28,5. Sehr selten! - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 13. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tables de logarithmes. Avec les explications et les usages principaux pour l?astronomie, la gnomonique, la géométrie, la navigation, la géographie, la physique, l?art militaire, l?architecture, l?arpentage, la statistique, et les rentes. Edition stéréotype, gravée.

      Firmin Didot Frères 1805 tirage de (1856), Paris, - 33pages, Cachet de bibliothèque. Couverture muette. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VOYAGE DANS LES DEUX LOUISIANES, ET CHEZ LES NATIONS SAUVAGES DU MISSOURI, PAR LES ETATS-UNIS, L'OHIO ET LES PROVINCES QUI LE BORDENT, EN 1801, 1802, ET 1803.

      Paris. 1805. - [4],x,479pp. plus large folding map and folding plate, both on light blue paper. Modern half cloth and marbled boards, leather label. Light wear to binding. Slight trace of foxing. Else a near fine copy. An important early piece of Western Americana, describing a fur trading expedition up the Missouri to the White River of South Dakota in 1802. Besides being a major source of information on the early fur trade, it provides much information relating to the tribes along the Missouri River at the time. The map has been described as "the earliest published map of the trans-Mississippi region which can be said to display even the faintest semblance of accuracy" (Wheat). The plate depicts the mammoth fossil skeleton on display in Philadelphia. Two French editions were issued in 1805, one in Lyon, and the present Paris edition. WAGNER-CAMP 3:2. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 256. CLARK II:52,114. HOWES P244. STREETER SALE 1773. BUCK 61. MONAGHAN 1175. SABIN 61012.

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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

      New York: John Low (later, E. Low). 1805. 4to (10.25" x 8.35"). F First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. 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.

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        The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

      John Low / E. Low, New York, 1805. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. First American edition. No jackets. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, other engravings and maps appear to have been removed. Bindings in need of repair, a few spine labels missing, boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 1805 Full-Leather. Complete in seven volumes. 4to. Original full calf. Two column format. The first American edition of the Encyclopedia Perthensis, originally published in Scotland from the mid-1790s to 1805. Combines dictionary-style entries for single words (e.g. &#39;revolution) and encyclopedic entries for subjects (e.g. &#39;revolution of France&#39;). Among the first encyclopedias to be printed in the United States, designed to compete with the first American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained many more volumes, and was significantly more expensive. A significant early reference work, scarce in any condition.

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      London - F. C. and J. Rivington 1805 - A set of the poetical works of Edmund Spenser, widely regarded as one of the greatest English poets. Containing all his best-known poetry, including The Faerie Queen, April and Astrophel. Spenser's masterpiece is an extensive poem The Faerie Queene. The first three books of The Faerie Queene were published in 1590, and a second set of three books were published in 1596. This extended epic poem deals with the adventures of knights, dragons, ladies in distress, etc. yet it is also an extended allegory about the moral life and what makes for a life of virtue. With engraved frontispiece of Spenser to Volume I. Spenser was called a Poet's Poet and was admired by William Wordsworth, John Keats, Lord Byron and Alfred Lord Tennyson, among others. The language of his poetry is purposely archaic, reminiscent of earlier works such as The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer and Il Canzoniere of Francesco Petrarca, whom Spenser greatly admired. Spenser's Epithalamion is the most admired of its type in the English language. It was written for his wedding to his young bride, Elizabeth Boyle. The poem consists of 365 long lines, corresponding to the days of the year; 68 short lines, representing the sum of the 52 weeks, 12 months, and 4 seasons of the annual cycle; and 24 stanzas, corresponding to the diurnal and sidereal hours. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco bindings with marbled boards and original spine labels. Externally smart, with some minor wear to the spines and some sunfading to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional stamps torecto of front free-endpaper. Pagesarespotted, with some foxingthroughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chinese watercolor of botanicals and butterflies

      1805 1805 - Cantonese School Guangzhou (Canton) 1805 Watercolor and gouache on paper 26&#148; x 21&#148; framed The late 18th century saw the rise of natural history painting and patronage in China and the East Indies. The Chinese had been producing exquisite flower portraits from as early as the 7th century. When the Europeans arrived in Canton and Macao, the Chinese painters realized that the Europeans were keen to collect exotic specimens and wanted to commission drawings to send back home. The artists worked in and around coastal trading ports producing work for western patrons, and more specifically East India, and Dutch East India companies. Many of the watercolors produced in the 19th century became stylized and were essentially intended for the tourist market. Botanical watercolors such as these examples, although less scientific than western botanical illustrations, were certainly accurate enough to please the botanist and allowed for the Chinese artists to paint with the minimum of alterations from their traditional techniques. The subjects are presented as botanical specimens according to Western ideas; a sprig of foliage is shown where possible with a bud, a flower, along with moths and butterflies.

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        Secretary of the Treasury Gallatin notifies Collectors of Customs that an act of Congress ?concerning the registering and recording of ships and vessels? has ?full force and effect? in the territories ceded to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase

      Signed Letter & Signed Free Frank! Circular Letter Signed ?Albert Gallatin? as Jefferson?s Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8? x 10?. Treasury Department [Washington, D.C.], January 31, 1805. Integral leaf is franked ?Albert Gallatin,? reddish brown postmarked ?WASHN CITY FEB 12? and stamped ?FREE.? Clerically addressed from ?Treasury Department? to ?Jeremiah Nicholls Esquire / Collector of Customs / Chester / Maryland.? Light toning at folds. Fine condition.In full, ?It being found by experience that the rule which has heretofore governed the collectors in the issuing of sea-letters, in pursuance of the instructions from this department, of May 13th, 1793, has become liable to abuse; I am directed by the President of the United States, to request, that no sea-letters be granted in future, to any ships or vessels, which being owned in whole or in part by naturalized citizens residing abroad, are precluded from the benefit of registers, under the first section of an act of Congress t

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        Voyage to, and Travels through the four principal Islands of the African Seas, Performed by Order of the French Government, During the Years 1801 and 1802; with a Narrative of the Passage of Captain Baudin to Port Louis in the Mauritius

      Richard Phillips, London 1805 - Modern paper-covered boards with a paper spine-label, 8vo., pp. iv, 5-212 with 2 maps, of which 1 folding, and 5 aquatint plates, of which 4 folding. A very clean copy throughout with the inner margins of the plates trimmed when rebound. Nevertheles an attractive copy. Prideaux p. 328. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historical Fragments Of The Mogul Empire, Of The Morattoes, And Of The English Concerns In Indostan; From The Year M.DC.LIX

      London: Printed For F.Wingrave, 1805. - 4to. pp. 1 p.l., lxvii, [2], 472, [32]sources & index. 3 engraved maps (2 folding) & 2 engraved portraits (incl. frontis.). 1 text illus. contemporary tree calf, rebacked (corners worn, faint foxing to maps). Second Enlarged Edition (first: 1782). Newly added in this edition are an account of the English establishment and of the East India Company&#146;s trade at Broach and Surat, A General Idea of the Government and People of Indostan, which Orme began writing in 1752, and an account of the life and writings of the author. Much of Orme&#146;s life was spent in the employ of the East India Company, as a writer, a member of the council at Madras, commissary and accountant-general, and later as historiographer. cfCox I p. 300.

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        Mes souvenirs de vingt ans de séjour à Berlin, ou Frédéric le Grand, sa famille, sa cour, son gouvernement, son académie, ses écoles et ses amis littérateurs ou philosophes. 1805 (an XIII). Complet en 5 volumes.

      F. Buisson, Paris 1805 - Seconde édition revue et corrigée, signée à la plume par l'auteur et l'éditeur en début de Tome 1. Reliure professionnelle récente, état de neuf. Cinq volumes en pleine basane bleu roi, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, pages de garde au papier cuve, tranchefiles brodées à la main au fil de soie. Très bel exemplaire. *** Description par volume : - Tome premier. Frédéric le Grand. 2 ff, dédicace à ses enfants, xlvii (préface), 372 pp. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. - Tome second. Frédéric et sa famille. 375 pp. Mouillures sur les pages de faux-titre et de titre et sur les 5 dernières pages. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. - Tome troisième. Frédéric, sa cour, les voyageurs et les ministres étrangers. 383 pp. Quelques rousseurs, notamment en fin d'ouvrage - Tome quatrième. Frédéric et son gouvernement civil et militaire. 331 pp. Quelques rousseurs. - Tome cinquième. Frédéric, son académie, ses écoles et ses amis littérateurs et philosophes. 426 pp. Rousseurs sur les pages de faux-titre, de titre et les premières pages. Mouillure des pages 183 à 212. Manque le coin supérieur de la dernière page, sans atteinte au texte. Voir photos en ligne. LE COMMENTAIRE DU LIBRAIRE : Dieudonné Thiébault (1733 - 1807) est un homme de lettres français. Il reçoit l'enseignement des jésuites, puis étudie le droit et les lettres. En 1765, sur la recommandation de D'Alembert et de d'Olivet, il obtient la chaire de grammaire générale à l'École militaire de Berlin. Accueilli par Frédéric II, il gagne la confiance du roi et devient le lecteur de tout ce que ce prince envoie à l'Académie, le correcteur d'un grand nombre de ses ouvrages et l'éditeur de presque tout ce qu'il fait imprimer. Pendant vingt ans, Thiébault vit dans l'intimité de ce souverain qui lui a donné une pension et une place à l'Académie. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Umstandliche Geschichte der Kaiserl. und des Heil. Romischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Lubeck

      Georg Chr. Green [et al] 1782-1805, Lubeck, Germany - small 4tos ca. 550pp/vol Text in German. History of the port city in 17 parts, from late Roman times to the beginning of the 19th century; plus an app endix and index. Notable for the folding engraved plate preceding title page of volume 1, with a general view of the city, including the city's arms. 3 volumes complete (volume 1 dated 1782, volume 2 dated 1784 and volume 3 d ated 1805); bound in 3/4 contemporary brown calf over matching boards, gilt-ruled spines with raised bands, gilt-stamped tan morocco spine labels, plain endpapers, edges stained brick-red (volume 1) or dark brown (volumes 2 a nd 3). Very good (general wear to head and foot of spines; edges, corners and covers rubbed; some internal browning, foxing and stains; previous owner's minimal pencil annotations). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia.

      1805 - "A Thing Unprecedented in the History of Virginia Assemblies" [Virginia]. Robertson, David, Reporter. Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia, Convened at Richmond, on Monday the Second Day of June, 1788, For the Purpose of Deliberating on the Constitution Recommended by the Grand Federal Convention; To Which is Prefixed the Federal Constitution. Richmond: Printed at the Enquirer-Press, For Ritchie & Worsley and Augustine Davis, 1805. viii, 477 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf rubbed and scuffed, with original green gilt lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Small loss to headcap of spine, front joint starting at head, light toning to interior. Early signature of Samuel Spackman to title, to front endleaf at head of title page, interior otherwise clean. A desirable copy in its original state. * Second edition. Among those debating the Federal Constitution, which appears just following the Preface, were James Madison, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, John Marshall, Benjamin Harrison, Bushrod Washington, George Wythe, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, and many other notable Virginians of the day. Assisted by another reporter, Roberson recorded the debates, "a thing unprecedented in the history of Virginia assemblies" (Swem). The first edition was published as a three-volume set in 1788. Swem, Virginia Historical Index 7589. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2949. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 100029. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Chine formant le Complément du Voyage de Lord Macartney contenant des Observations et des Descriptions faites pendant le séjour de l'Auteur dans le Palais Impérial de Yuen-Min-Yuen, et en traversant l'Empire Chinois, de Péking à Canton: par John Barrow, Attaché à l'Ambassade Anglaise en Chine, en qualité d'Astronome et de Mécanicien: et depuis Secrétaire particulier de Lord Macartney, au Cap de Bonne-Espérance. Suivi de la Relation de l'Ambassade envoyée, en 1719, à Péking, par Pierre Premier, Empereur de Russie: Traduits de l'Anglais, avec des Notes, par J. Castéra, Traducteur du Voyage de Lord Macartney en Chine et en Tartarie.

      Paris, Chez F. Buisson, Libraire, An XIII (1805). - 3 tomes in-8, 6 volumes de texte, 464-400 -392 pp., sans l'atlas de planches. Ouvrages reliés en demi-basane d'époque, dos à nerfs, plats cartonnés marbrés épidermés avec de légers manques de papier, intérieur très frais. Très bons exemplaires. Bel ensemble de ces 3 volumes relatant l'Ambassade de Macartney en Chine. Observations et Descriptions faites pendant le séjour de l'Auteur dans le Palais Impérial de Yuen-Min-Yuen, et en traversant l'Empire Chinois, de Péking à Canton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        RELATION DES MALHEURS ET DE LA CAPTIVITE PENDANT DEUX ANS ET CINQ MOIS DU CAPITAINE DAVID WOODARD, ET DE QUATRE DE SES COMPAGNONS DANS L'ISLE DE CELEBES, SITUEE SOUS LA LIGNE EQUINOXIALE, AVEC LA DESCRIPTION DE CETTE ISLE, DE SES PRODUCTIONS, ET DES MOEURS ET COUTUMES DE SES HABITANTS; SUIVIE DE PLUSIEURS RECITS INTERESSANS DE NAUFRAGES MODERNES. TRADUIT DE L'ANGLAIS SUR LA 3° EDITION. AVEC LE PORTRAIT DU CAPITAINE WOODARD, ET QUATRE PLANCHES ET CARTES, GRAVES EN TAILLE-DOUCE. PARIS. BUISSON. AN XIV. -1805.

      1805 - IN-8 (13 X 20,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 2 FEUILLETS + 322 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEINE BASANE RACINEE, DOS LISSE ENTIEREMENT ORNE D'UN DECOR DORE, DENTELLE DOREE SUR COUPES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT EN FRONTISPICE, DE 2 CARTES DEPLIANTES ET DE 2 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE. RARE. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        Voyage en Chine, Formant le Complement du Voyage de Lord Macartney; Contenant des Observations et des Descriptions Faites Pendant le Sejour de l'Auteur dans le Palais Imperial de Yuen-Min-Yuen, et en Traversant l'Empire Chinois, de Peking a Canton.

      F. Buisson,, Paris: 1805 - First edition in French of Barrow's Travels in China, first published in London, 1804. Barrow was Macartney's private secretary, and the work is thorough. The plates include a fine color portrait of Van-ta-gin, an attractive view of a junk, a rice mill, and much on Chinese music (with the music transcribed) and musical instruments. Cordier, Sinica, p. 2389. Taylor, Catalog of Books on China in the Essex Institute, p. 31. The next year a follow up was published recording the return portion of Macartney's voyage to China, visiting Madeira, Teneriffe, Rio, Tristan de Cunha, Java and Vietnam. The title of this volume was " A Voyage to Cochinchina in the Years 1792 & 1793". 3 volumes text 8vo; atlas volume 4to, An XIII (1805). Text xvi, 464pp; (4) 400pp; (4) 392pp. Contemporary quarter red morocco, gilt lines & decoration with gilt ship design, marbled boards, boards a bit rubbed, but fine and bright, with the half-titles. Atlas 28.3 cm, Title leaf, list of plates, 22 engravings. Plates I and IV are in color. Contemporary tan half calf, marbled boards, with red label on cover with title stamped in gilt, a little rubbed. Bookplate of Frederick P. Hibbard. Old small repair to reverse of plate I, not visible from the front. Tear at bottom of plate V, with no loss, and quite a decent copy. The atlas and text volumes married later in life, but happily and attractively so. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Some Account of London: By Thomas Pennant, Esq. The Fourth Edition, With Considerable Additions.

      London: Printed for Robert Faulder, New Bond-Street, By R. Taylor and Co. 38, Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street. 1805. - Quarto; 9 1/2 x 11 3/4" (page height= 11 5/16"); engraved titlepage, printed titlepage, engraved, (approx. 23 x 9 1/2") foldout map of London (in 1563) by Neele; 415pp. + (8)pp. of Index & directions for plates; 15 engraved plates (some signed: Peter Mazell), placed as listed below ( 2 plates: Porter & Dwarf + Boar in Eastcheap are combined & printed on 1 sheet). Plates: 1. Map of London, (foldout) at p. 1; 2. Bust of Charles the First, p. 79; 3. Sir Henry Lee, Knight, p. 85; 4. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, clad in complete armour, p. 87; 5. Cabinet of King Charles, p. 89; 6. Old Horse Guards, p. 92; 7. The Savoy Hospital, p. 125; 8. St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, p. 179; 9. Ruins of the Church of St. James, Clerkenwell, p. 181; 10. King Charles the First's, Porter and Dwarf/The Boar in Eastcheap, p. 203; 11. Sculpture in Pannier Alley, p. 204; 12. Aldersgate, and part of London Wall, (foldout) p. 206; 13. Fire of London, p. 287; 14. Sir Richard Clough, Knight, p. 369; 15. Hall in Crosbie Place, p. 391. Some plates have loose tissue guards; map & plate margins show some light, scattered tan spotting (minimal on Fire of London foldout plate). Heraldic bookplate of Christopher Harrison on front paste down. Old calf spine & corners, this copy has been sturdily re-hinged in dark brown leather, with leather slightly covering up the edges of gilt spine; spine shows some possible heat damage, smoking to upper part & gilt leather label; spine gilt in 5 compartments with floral/geometric tooling; rose & blue marbled paper boards, with dark blue & red marbled paper endpapers, remains of blue silk bookmarker ribbon present. Top spine end shows wear, as do corners, cover edges with some paper, leather worn away. Pages & plates overall are quite clean for this type of book; an earlier bookseller has marked it in pencil: Fine Copy; interior, actually, looks unread, portrait plates (Mazell engraving of the Charles I bust by Bernini after a Van Dyke painting) are sharp. Weight: 5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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