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      Barnard & Sultzer., London, England. 1805 - ."I. TRANSLATIONS FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGES, OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS NEVER BEFORE TRANSLATED. II. ORIGINAL VOYAGES AND TRAVELS NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. III. ANALYSES OF NEW VOYAGES AND TRAVELS PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND.THREE VOLUME SET.VOL. I: xxiv, 124pp; iv, 200pp; iv, 96pp; 72pp; 32pp; 64pp; 20pp, 16pp. VOL. II: iv, 162pp; iv, 212pp; 182pp; 86pp.VOL. III: vi, 192pp, iv; iv, 88pp, ii; i, 87pp, i; i, 77pp, iii; i, 36pp, ii; 80pp, ii; 52pp, ii, 16.Professionally rebound in blue leather, gilt lettering on spine, raised spine bands.Marbled endpapers.Heavily illustrated with 8 text maps, 21 plates, charts, and plans, full-page and folded.Contents of VOL. I include Cassas's Travels, Kuttner's Travels, Michaux's Travels to the westward of the Allegany Mountains with a large fold out engraved map of nearly the entire eastern U.S. west to the Mississippi River(14" x 19 1/2"), Kotzebue's Travels, Tuckey's Voyage, Woodward's Narrative, etc.Contents of VOL. II include St. Vincent's Voyage in African Seas, Olassen and Povelsen's travels in Iceland, gleanings of a wanderer in England, Scotland, and North Wales, Analyses of various New English publications, etc.Contents of VOL. III include Pouqueville's Travels in the Morea and Turkey in Europe, Mangourit's Travels in Hanover, Fischer's Travels in the South of France, an original tour in Spain, an original tour in Ireland, analyses of two or three late voyages and travels published in London, etc.Of special note is the inclusion (in VOL. II) of Michaux's travels, being the second translation into English, with large untitled folded engraved map by Smith and Jones of nearly the entire eastern U.S. west to the Mississippi River (plus southern Canada) with extensive geographical details and place names, and locations of several dozen lands of Indian tribes.COMPLETE SETS ARE RARELY FOUND AS THIS FORMAT WAS ISSUED ONLY FOR THE NOBILITY AND THE WEALTHY.Minor aging and foxing.Maps and plates, etc. in good to better condition.Retired library volumes, minor markings on bottom of text block only, no maps or plates affected.BEAUTIFULLY BOUND 3 VOLUME SET. Additional shipping and handling charges will apply for multiple volumes and weight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discourses on Government

      New York, for Richard Lee, by Deare and Andrews,, 1805. Published from an original manuscript of the author. To which is added, an account of the author's life, and a copious index. 3 volumes, octavo. Early 20th-century brown half morocco, spines lettered gilt, low raised bands with decorative gilt rolls, marbled sides, spinkled edges. Frontispiece portrait to volume I, with half-titles. Small mark to lower corner of volume I, very light foxing, but an excellent copy for an American book of this date. An attractive American edition, published the same year as another at Philadelphia: surprisingly, COPAC locates only a single microform copy in British libraries. "Although long and sometimes repetitive the Discourses places Sidney alongside Milton as the master of republican eloquence. It is the power of its prose, as much as any aspect of its content, which helps to account for the work's exceptional subsequent impact in Britain, continental Europe, and America. Polemically a refutation of Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha (1680), the practical purpose of the Discourses is again to argue for armed resistance to oppression ... for subsequent influence in Enlightenment Britain, America, the United Provinces, Germany, and France he had no seventeenth-century rival except John Locke" (ODNB).

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals

      printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], London 1805 - [ With :] EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. London: printed by C. Rickaby for "the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1758-1760" [plates watermarked 1803-1805]. 3 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, one general title at the front of vol.I with engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller, letterpress English and French general title and part-titles, text in English and French in double columns, translated by J. du Plessis and Edmond Barker. 1 uncoloured engraved portrait of the author by Miller after "Dandridg," 152 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper) all finely hand-coloured, by and after Edwards and others. Together 4 volumes. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches). Uniform contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers with border of a triple gilt fillet, spines in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. Provenance : George Savile Foljambe (1800-1869, Osberton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England, armorial bookplate). A spectacular set of "one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and a work of ornithology" (Fine Bird Books). This issue, bound circa 1815, benefits greatly from being published at a time when two book-arts were at a high point: the art of hand-colouring was at its most sophisticated and the design and execution of bindings was equally exceptional. The colouring in this issue has the clear jewel-like quality that is a feature of the work of the best colourists of the Regency period. The same period also produced some of best binders since the 17th-century Restoration masters and the present set is a delightfully-understated example of the kind of craftsmanship of which they were capable. Edwards "has been well described as an unscientific but very accurate describer and painter of animal life, and his writings will always remain of paramount authority, from the faithfulness of his description of many new birds, subsequently incorporated in the Linnaean System. He had, says Swainson, the simplicity and piety of Izaac Walton, and may be looked upon as one of our greatest worthies. He retired about 1764 to Plaistow, died July 23, 1773" (Mullens and Swann p.194). "Through the influence of Sir Hans Sloane, [Edwards] was chosen Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians . Almost immediately after he was appointed . Edwards commenced the preparation of a series of coloured drawings of animals and birds, used later to illustrate [the present work]; for these he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society and subsequently elected a Fellow" (Lisney p.127). The work was quite successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French text edition. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller . all the remaining copies of my Natural History . coloured under my immediate inspection, together with all my copper-plates, letter-press, and every article in my possession relative to it . and that my labours may be handed down to posterity with integrity, truth, and exactness, I have delivered into his hands a complete set of plates, highly coloured by myself, as a standard to those Artists who may be employed in colouring them for the future" (George Edwards, declaration quoted in Robson's Some Memoirs? of George Edwards , dated May Ist, 1769). [Bound at the end of the second work are:] [J. ROBSON] Some Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Edwards . London: for J.Robson, 1776. Lacking the 4 engraved plates. Zimmer p.529. [And with:] Carolus LINNAEUS. A Catalogue of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Insects. contained in Edwards's Natural History . with their Latin names . London: for J. Robson, 1776. Cf. Anker 124-126; cf. Fine Bird Boo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Part of the United States of North America Exhibiting the Western Territory, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia & c. Also, the Lakes, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, & Erie with Upper and Lower Canada & c. from the latest authorities

      John Cary, London 1805 - Detailed and important first state John Cary?s map of the American Midwest and the Old Northwest, great lakes regions as well as portions of the Eastern Seaboard and Canada , from his New Universal Atlas. The various frontier forts are shown, as are Indian villages, white settlements, etc. It includes numerous interesting notations particularly relating to navigation in the Great Lakes and portages throughout the region. The western boundary of the six Indian nations is shown to be a creek in western New York. An Indian boundary line by the treaty under General Wayne 1795 cuts through Ohio from St. Lawrence from Fort Recovery in Indiana territory and then south to the border to Kentucky. In Kentucky is a note "this colony was first discovered by Js. Macbride & others in the year 1754." Colonel D. Boon explored in 1769 and with his family and five others began the first settlement in 1773.When we compare this copy of 1805 to a later edition of the same map dated 1819, one notices the gradual transformation of the Western Territory into the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and the Northwestern Terriotry." Sames, p115., Size : 520x600 (mm), 20.5x23.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0

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        Memoria sobre las disposiciones tomadas por el gobierno para introducir en España el método de fumigar y purificar la atmósfera de Guiton de Morveau, experimentos hechos con este motivo, y algunas otras noticias que prueban el poder desinfectante de los acidos minerales, y las oportunas providencias que ha dado el Excmo. Señor Generalisimo Principe de la Paz, con el fin de evitar los progresos del contagio de la fiebre amarilla, y su reproduccion.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1805. - 92, 234 pp., 8 engraved folding plates, 3 folding tables. 4°, contemporary full crimson morocco (slight rubbing at hinges and in center of upper cover), with the binder's tag on the front pastedown of Pasqual Carsi y Vidal, Madrid (see below). Gilt roll-tooled border, spine gilt, all edges gilt, silk ribbon place marker. Light marginal foxing on a few plates and slight soiling at head of a few leaves, but overall very fine. Bookplate of D. Maria Cristina, Queen of Spain. ---- FIRST EDITION of this extensive report on the earliest government program of fumigation in Spain: a major public health initiative undertaken in an attempt to stop the spread of yellow fever. As recounted in the @Memória (pp. 1-92), after yellow fever broke out in Malaga in 1804, Prime Minister Manuel Godoy (1792-97 and 1801-08) quickly established a cordon sanitaire around Andalucia, Murcia, and Valencia. Then he sent to Paris for the latest in fumigation equipment and set Spanish engineers to producing copies. There was some resistance to using fumigation, results to that point having been inconclusive. Godoy instructed a number of physicians and scientists to test Morveau's method for its effect on people, animals and clothing when various mineral acids were used (sulphuric, nitric, hydrochloric). The @Memória details the results of these tests and describes the quarantine measures that were taken when fumigation alone was deemed insufficient. The @Memoria is followed by 25 @documentos justificativos, which include detailed descriptions of the fumigation apparatus, instructions for use, reports on the effects of fumigation, a much-debated trial run in Cartagena, descriptions of other methods of fumigation, and an account of all known cases of yellow fever in 1804-1805 in Andalucía, Valencia, and Murcia. The plates that accompany the documents illustrate the apparatus and its use for fumigating clothing and people, as well as the set-up of a quarantine hospital. Three large folding tables provide a sample of how a town (in this case Cartagena) could be divided into districts for purposes of fumigation; statistics on the outcome of yellow fever in patients at the hospital in Antiguones; and statistics on the spread and effects of the yellow fever in 1804-1805 in Andalucia, Valencia, and Murcia. Given that in 5 months, 45,000 people died, it is no surprise that Godoy was extremely eager to curb the disease. Severe outbreaks of yellow fever occurred throughout the nineteenth century, until mosquitos were identified as the disease vector in the 1880s and attention was shifted to eradicating them.Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau (1737-1816), a French chemist, is credited with producing the first systematic method of chemical nomenclature. He was among the founders of the Ecole Polytechnique, where he taught mineralogy. According to the @Memoria, while this volume was in press (awaiting completion of the engraved plates), a third edition of Morveau's work on fumigation appeared. However, we have not been able to locate any edition in OCLC.The binder Pasqual Carsí y Vidal, who was active in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, worked in Madrid under D. Carlos III, D. Carlos IV and D. Fernando VII and was among the most noted binders of that period. He developed a neoclassical style influenced by his trip to England at D. Carlos III's expense. From 1803 he led an atelier whose students included Manuel Cobo. Carsí y Vidal was Encuadernador de Cámara from 1799, Librero de Cámara in 1806, and principal binder for Principe D. Fernando beginning in 1807. After D. Fernando VII returned to Madrid following the Napoleonic invasion, Carsí was also Jefe del Obrador de Encuadernaciones de la Imprenta Real.D. Maria Christina (1806-1878), whose bookplate is on the pastedown, was the fourth and final wife of D. Fernando VII, and his niece. She is also known as Maria Christina Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, and was queen consort of Spain from 1829 until her husband' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Novisima recopilación de las leyes de España, dividida en XII libros, en que se reforma la Recopilación publicada por el señor don Felipe II y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones reales y otras providencias no recopiladas y expedidas hasta 1804. Mandada formar por el señor don Carlos IV.

      Madrid 1805 - 5 tomos encuadernados en 3 volúmenes. I: 2 h. inc. port., XXVI-6 h., 338 p. II: Port., 2 h., 492 p. III: Port., 2 h., 729 p. IV: 2 h. inc. port., 400 p., V: 3 h. inc. port., 530 p.Pasta española de época, lomos lisos, con hierros dorados y tejuelos rojos.Primera edición de la última recopilación de la legislación castellana o sistematización del derecho español.La Novisima surge a principios del siglo XIX como consecuencia de la importancia que adquirieron las corrientes codificadoras durante el siglo XVIII, y por las numerosas críticas vertidas contra la Nueva Recopilación. Ante la necesidad de actualizar la Nueva Recopilación, Carlos IV encarga en 1799 a Juan de Reguera Valdelomar que corrija y actualice un nuevo suplemento de la Nueva Recopilación.En 1802 Reguera presenta al monarca no solamente el suplemento solicitado, sino también el proyecto para redactar una Novisima fue concluida en 1804 Palau, 195750

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        NOVÍSIMA 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. Y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones Reales, y otras providencias no recopiladas, y expedidas hasta el de 1804. Mandada formar por el señor Don Carlos IV.

      Madrid 1805 - Madrid, Año 1805. Folio m. 5 vols. en 3 tomos. Vol. I ¿ Tomos I y II. Libros I hasta V. 2 h. VIII fols. XXVI p. 6 h. 338 p. //3 h. 492 p. Tomo III. Libros VI y VII. 3 h. 278 p. + 451 p. Tomo IV. Libros VIII y IX. 2 h. 400 p. Tomo V. 3 h. 530 p. Encuadernación de época en pergamino, tejuelo. En el tomo V. fin de esta novísima recopilación de Leyes de España. Año MDCCCV. Con escudo real xilográfico. Texto a dos columnas. Rfs.: Palau nº 195750. CCPB744035-9. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        NOVÍSIMA RECOPILACIÓN DE LAS LEYES DE ESPAÑA. Dividida en XII Libros. En que se reforma la Recopilación publicada por el Señor Don Felipe III en el año de 1567, reimpresa ultimamente en el de 1775: Y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones Reales, y otras providencias no recopiladas, y expedidas hasta el de 1804. Manada formar por el Señor Don Carlos IV.

      s.i. (Imprenta Real?), Madrid 1805 - 1ª ed. 21x30. 5 tomos (completo) encuadernados en 3 vols. de bl. 1h. viii folios, xxvii pp. 6h. 338pp. + 3h. 492pp.; 3h. 729pp.;2h. 400pp. + 3h. 530pp. Piel de época, con ruedas doradas, tejuelos. escudo real en la portada del T. I, y en el colofón del último tomo, aunque no figura el nombre de la imprenta. Reparación de la esquina superior de las primeras 8 hojas del vol. 2. Por lo demás buenos ejemplares de esta obra fundamental de derecho. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Missale romanum, ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum S. Pii Pontif. Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII. et Urbani VIII. auctoritate recognitum; in quo missae novissimae sanctorum accurate sunt dispositae.

      Kempten in Allgäu, Hofbuchdruckerei, 1805. - (44), 542, CXIX, (5) SS. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Titelvignette, einer beidseitig gestochenen Kupfertafel und 5 ganzs. Textkupfern. (Beigebunden:) Missae propiae sanctorum quos ecclesia cathedralis Olomucensis S. Wenceslai Regis, & martyris cum tota dioecesi episcopatus Olomucensis specialiter colit [.]. Olmütz, Josepha Hirnliana/Joseph Franz Loserth, 1774. (2), 31, (1), 8, (4) SS. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Prächtiger Kalbslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Deckel- und Rückengoldprägung. 2 intakte Schließen. Dreiseitiger ziselierter Goldschnitt. Buntpapiervorsätze. Folio (260:382 mm). Einband stellenweise berieben bzw. mit kl. Wurmspuren; innen stellenweise unbedeutend wasserrandig. Insgesamt prächtiges, sehr schön erhaltenes Allgäuer Missale, wie es am Benediktiner-Fürststift Kempten in Gebrauch war. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Irene a Tragedy adapted for Theatrical Representation, as Performed at the Drury Lane; Caractacus a Dramatic Poem and Elfrida, a Dramatic Poem by W. Mason; Douglas. A Tragedy by John Home;

      London, G. Cawthorn, British Library (1796), Manchester, R. & W. Dean, (1805); - Hardback. Good+ condition. Four Books bound in One. Irene a Tragedy adapted for Theatrical Representation, as Performed at the Theatre -Royal, Drury Lane. Regulated from the Prompt-Book by the Permission of the Manager. 84pp with tissue guarded double page woodcut illustrations; Caractacus a Dramatic Poem by W. Mason author of Elfrida. Adapted for Theatrical Representation as performed at the Theatre-Royal , Covent Garden written on the Model of the Ancient Greek Tragedy, 1797. 106pp with double page woodcut illustrations; Elfrida, A Dramatic Poem written on the Model of the Ancient Greek Tragedy, by William Mason, Author of Caractacus. Adapted for Theatrical Representation as performed at the Theatre-Royal , Covent Garden in the year 1773. Printed by G. Cawthorn, British Library (1796) 68pp with fornts. woodcut illustration; Douglas: A Tragedy by John Home Adapted for Theatrical Representation as performed at the Theatre-Royal , London. Printed Manchester, 1805. 53pp with woodcut engraving. Original calf over lightly scuffed marbled boards, 7 line gilt decoration on spine. A very good copy of a scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sacre de S.M. l'Empereur Napoleon dans l'Église métropolitaine de Paris le XI Primaire An III, dimanche 2 décèmbre 1804

      Imprimerie Imperiale s.a. (1805), Paris - Frontis, 7-31 estampas grabadas por diversos artistas según dibujos originales de Percier, Isabel y Fontaine.Encuadernación de época en marroqueen de grano largo color verde, ricamente decorada, greca dorada y gofrada en planos, águila imperial dorada al centro, lomo con nervios y hierros dorados, cantos, contracantos dorados, guardas en moaré rosa.Ejemplar excepcional, en estado avant la lettre, de la ceremonia de autocoronación de Napoléon como Emperador de los Franceses que tuvo lugar en la Iglesia Metropolitana de París el 2 de diciembre de 1804. Los siete primeros grabados muestran los distintos momentos de la ceremonia: la salida del antiguo Palacio Real o Palacio de las Tullerías, la llegada a Notre Dame, las unciones, la coronación, ofrendas, sermón y distribución de las águilas o enseñas militares. Los 31 grabados que les siguen recogen los distintos trajes y vestimentas lucidas por Napoleón, Josefina, y las personalidades asistentes.Anotación manuscrita en la guarda superior: De la Princesse Pauline ¿podría tratarse de la hermana menor del Emperador, con quien mantuvo sonadas disputas?Ocasionales manchas de oxidación en las primeras hojas Brunet V-20; Lipperheide, Sg, 26; Vinet, 530

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        Malerische Reise durch einen großen Theil der Schweiz vor und nach der Revolution.

      Jena, H. W. Ch. Seidler, 1805. - 8vo. XVI, 414, (2) pp. With engr. frontispiece with 4 medallion portraits, engr. title page with the title on a rock in an alpine scene, 54 numbered engr. plates (1 folding) and 2 folding leaves with built-up letterpress music, probably set in Breitkopf's type. With the 4 costume plates in hand colour. Later 19th century half cloth with Spanish-marbled sides. First edition of an attractively illustrated account of a journey through Switzerland. The work includes 4 costume plates (2 showing military uniforms, with flags), a description of Balmat and Paccard's first ascent of Mont Blanc, as well as many fine views by J. A. Darnstedt, including the engraved title page. One of the alpine views also serves as a fifth costume plate, but in black and white. The letterpress music is printed in a type built up from small pieces, a system first widely publicized by Breitkopf in the 1750s, and the type used may be Breitkopf's. - In very good condition, with only some slight foxing. Bookplate on front pastedown, showing a pile of three-dimensional letters that could make the name "Erich Lohe". Lonchamp 2425. Wäber I, 53. Barth 17610. Dreyer 812. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malerische Reise durch einen grossen Theil der Schweiz vor und nach der Revolution.,

      Jena, H. W. Ch. Seidler, 1805 - 1 gestoch. Frontispiz (vier Porträts: Steiger, Reding, Affry, Ochs), 1 Gestochener Titel, XVI S., 414 S., 1 Bl., 51 (statt 55) Kupfertafeln. Engelmann II, S. 925; Barth II, 17610; Lonchamp 2425; Wäber I, S. 53. - Die Tafeln (meist von Darnstedt getochen) sind: 1 gefalt. doppelblattgr. Notenblatt, 1 gefalt. Panorama der Alpenkette, 2 Figurtafeln, 1 Porträt, 1 Plan, 45 Ansichten, die 4 Kostümdarstellungen fehlen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, Lederband der Zeit mit RTitel und Fileten auf Vorder- und Hinterdeckel, Kanten und Innenkanten, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt

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        Application de l\'algèbre à la géométrie. Des surfaces du premier et second degré, à l\'usage de l\'Ecole Polytechnique

      Paris: Bernard, Libraire de l\'École Polytechnique et des Ponts et Chaussées, 1805. First Edition. Quarter calf. Very good. First Edition. Quarter calf. 4to (250 × 200 mm), pp. [4], 56; one engraved plate; some spotting to text; early ink annotation to p. 23; very good in modern green calf-backed marbled boards, new (marbled) endpapers.

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        New Family Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with Notes and Illustrations, and Practical Improvement: selected from the exposition of The Rev. Matthew Henry, by the Rev. E. Blomfield, embellished with fifty beautiful Engravings.

      printed and published by C. Brightly, for himself and T. Kinnersley, 1805 - In 8°grande(22,5 x 27 x 17). Rara Bibbia Inglese che può essere ritenuta l'antenata delle Family Bible, che tra il 1870 e il 1910 diventeranno le classiche Bibbie familiari, tradizionalmente tramandate per generazioni all'interno delle famiglie inglesi di Fede Cristiana. Il volume, oltre ai testi usuali, contiene anche i Testi Apocrifi nel seguito esclusi dalla Bibbia. Elegante legatura in fine pelle marrone lavorata; carte interne sane e forti, qualche pagina leggermente ingiallita, completa delle 50 Tavole che sono animatissime e fortemente suggestive.

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        Considerations sur quelques faits applicables a la theorie du globe, observes par M. Peron dans son voyage aux Terres australes, et sur quelques questions geologiques qui naissent de la connoissance de ces faits

      Paris:: Levrault, Schoell et Cie,. 1805.. Paperback. Very good. A very important early analysis of the geological ramifications of discoveries of fossil marine animals at high elevations by Francois Peron during the Baudin expedition to the "terres australes" from 1801 to 1803. The analysis here is made by Jean Baptiste Lamarck, an important evolutionary biologist, thirty years before Charles Darwin's speculations on the age of the earth based on marine fossils he found at high elevations in the Peruvian Andes. The important marine fossils ("debris precieux d'animaux marins") referred to in this analysis were found by Francois Auguste Peron as zoologist on Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia between 1801 and 1803. Peron became the sole zoologist of the expedition and collected over 100,000 zoological specimens. Peron cites the presence of marine life at high elevations in "terre de Diemen", "la Nouvelle Hollande et de l'ile de Timor". Lamarck offers his own theories for the presence of the marine fossils, after drawing some conclusions: 1. That all the continents were once covered by the sea; 2. That it is not likely that the sea level dropped, thus leaving marine fossils at high elevations; and 3. That it is even less likely that the mountains were somehow thrust up out of the sea. Lamarck offers a theory for what he calls the instability of climates, which is the idea that elevations are somehow naturally higher at the equator and are worn down as land moves towards the poles, and that the center of gravity of the globe has changed, which resulted in a change in the tilt of the earth's axis, thus displacing the seas. Lamarck also notes discoveries of marine fossils in France, near Paris, which were identical to living animals found by Captain Cook in his visit to Tonga: "cerithium hexagonum ... et cerithium serratum... les memes especes que le capitaine Cook , dans ses voyages, a rencontrees vivantes dans la mer du Sud, a l'ile des Amis". Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Tome Sixieme, Trente-Unieme Cahier: 4to, numbered pp 26 - 52, unopened. Blue paper wraps with title in black at front cover with some small margin tears, ads at rear cover. Paper wraps very slightly ruffled at edges, o/w very good.

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        Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits

      Paris: Chez Vilquin, 1805. Folio (21 x 14 inches). 48 stipple-engraved plates printed in color and finished by hand, by Louis Charles Ruotte (one by Chapponnier) after drawings by Prevost of flowers and fruit (some light spotting). Contemporary French half red morocco, speckled paper boards, uncut (extremities scuffed). First edition, bound from the original parts. One of the earliest examples of stipple-engraving used to create a grainy effect with a series of dots or flecks using a finely-toothed "roulette" or wheel. Jean Louis Prevost was a successful and widely renowned flower painter, respected both for his watercolor and oil paintings and for his engraved works. His paintings were consistently exhibited in the Paris Salon, and his original watercolors served as models for a series of exquisite color plate botanical books. His "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits" is one of the greatest French flower books of the early nineteenth century. Unlike Redoute, his great contemporary, Prevost's intention with his works was not primarily scientific. His great Collection . . . was intended as a reference work for china and fabric pattern designers. Though not primarily a botanist, all of Prevost's works were based on careful observation of specimens. Dunthorne 229; "Great Flower Books", p.71; Nissen 1568; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8319. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arder Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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

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

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        H.N. Zoologie Coquilles / PL. 7

      Paris 1805 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : 590x425 (mm), 23.25x16.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 715x530 (mm), 28.125x20.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE della città e chiesa di Bergamo raccolte dal codice diplomatico del Signor Canonico Mario Lupi dà suoi manoscritti e dà monumenti autentici. Dal principio del V secolo di nostra salute sino all'anno MCCCXXVIII.

      Natali,, Bergamo, 1805 - 7 voll. in-8, pp. XVI, 259; 240; 240; 256; 224; 64, XXXIX; 155, bella leg. m. perg. coeva con doppi tass. ai d., angoli, piatti in cart. dec. Il VII vol. contiene gli indici. Opera molto rara. Lozzi 334. Belliss. esempl. in barbe. [070]

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        Elements Of Chess; A Treatise Combining Theory With Practice, And Comprising the Whole of Philidor's Games, and Explanatory Notes, New Modelled; and Arranged Upon an Original Plan.

      Printed For W. Pelham, Boston 1805 - 8vo; 208 pages; Old mottled leather rebacked with new calf and spine label, 208p., the folding plate has been stengthened at fold. **American Imprint #8381. The first book on chess by an American. Very Good-; Professionally rebacked with spine and label tooled tomatch original, slight darkening of paper and light stains. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      W. Pelham, Boston 1805 - Bound in modern quarter green goatskin leather; folding frontispiece of chess board in expert facsimile. The second book published in America on chess and the first by an American. To Americanize the game, the author suggested renaming the pieces: Governor for King; Captain for Knight; Pioneer for Pawn. Quite scarce especially when uncut as with this copy. Signature of Stephen North(?) dated 1826 on title page and old ink notes on three pages; corners of two leaves lacking resulting in partial loss of text in each case. Moderate aging. New endpapers. Nicely bound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Chess; a Treatise combining Theory with Practice, and comprising the Whole of Philidor's Games, and Explanatory Notes, new modelled; and arranged upon an Original Plan.

      Boston: Printed for W. Pelham, No. 59 Cornhill. Printed by Munroe & Francis, Court-Street, Boston. 1805 - 5 1/8 inches x 8 1/4 in., title-page. Pp. [1]-48 (with an extra signature C [pp. 17-24], present here in place of signature G [pp. 49-56]; pp. 57-206 (the whole upper half of pp. 207-208 is torn away. Lacking the folding plate. A textually incomplete copy. Gray paper over boards, with the spine restored with brown paper, later back flyleaf bound in. In a blue leather and cloth-covered slipcase, with chemise. The covers show staining, general wear, brown-spotting present to pages. Page edges are not trimmed. The slipcase is gilt-lettered: Elements of Chess Mather Copy Boston 1865 (for 1805). With the Kalman Kubinyi design bookplate (featuring Richard Mather's Platform of Church Doctrine, and a view of the Gwinn mansion), of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and descendant of the New England Mathers: William Gwinn Mather (1857-1951), on the front inner cover. With ink inscriptions of 19th century earlier Mather owners on the facing front free endpaper: To Mi'srs L & E Mather from their cousin H. L. Lee. Saml. L. Mather. S. Livingston Mather; and the SLM initials in ink on the title-page, and Sam L. Mather name at p. [3]; pencil note at p. 6: How to place the men. Textually incomplete copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      - Paris, Levrault, An XIII-1805 (-21). Large Folio (460 x 305mm). pp. (4), xvi, 276, with 90 fine colour-printed engraved plates with delicate hand finishing, the plates engraved by J.G. Prêtre and printed by Langlois. In its original disbound leaves preserved in a modern cloth box. First edition of this rare and magnificent work. The first entomological iconography on African insects and a major contibution to early American entomology. Palisot de Beauvois (1752-1820) was a French naturalist and traveller. The present work was published in 15 parts over a period of 16 years, the last part being posthumously published by J.G. Audinet Serville. The superbly executed plates are by J.G. Prêtre, one of the finest artists of the period, and colour printed by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised most of Redouté's best works. Palisot de Beauvois suffered 3 great losses of collections made between the years 1786-1798: most of the Owara and Benin collections (in storage in Owara) were plundered by the British in 1792; his Haitian collections burned along with his house and other belonging in 1793; and most of his U.S. collections were lost at sea in 1798."Palisot published a major entomological work entitled, 'Insectes Recueillis en Afrique et en Amerique'. Palisot’s work is significant because, while some workers had described American beetles before him, he was one of the first to both actively collect and describe American insects along with his contemporary, Fredrick Melsheimer (the elder). In addition to the hundreds of common insects that he described, the work is also notable for his proposed ordinal classification of Insects. A large number of Scarabaeidae are included in this work, many described and/or illustrated for the first time. The total includes 39 species in the genus Scarabaeus, 17 species of Copris, seven species of Trox, four Cetonia and four Trichius. Among these were the first descriptions of such familiar beetles as Canthon viridis (P.B.), Macrodactylus angustatus (P.B.) and Osmoderma scabra (P.B.). A problem, . is that many of the species that Palisot attributed to 'Amérique' were actually collected in 'Afrique', and vice versa. Moreover, he included species, such as Dynastes hercules (L.), which do not occur within the U.S. or Santo Domingo, creating type localities for species that in some cases are outside of their natural range. Because of the French revolution and his former status in the nobility as the Baron de Beauvois, Palisot was unable to return to France without risking the guillotine. Instead he boarded a ship bound for the United States but, en route, was relieved of his remaining belongings by pirates and thus he arrived in Philadelphia penniless and bereft. He was able to make a living by joining a circus as a musician, but he eventually returned to work as a botanist, hired to curate the private collection of C.W. Peale. In Philadelphia he became a member of the American Philosophical Society, published in its Transactions, and resumed his natural history collecting with the financial support of the French Attache, Paul Adet, a scientist in his own right. Palisot’s collecting forays in the United States ranged as far west as the Ohio River and as far south as Savannah, Georgia. When finally notified by colleagues in Paris that his citizenship had been restored, Palisot began making plans for his return to Europe, including arrangements for the shipment of his specimens. Unfortunately, these collections were lost when the ship carrying them sank off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1798. He left the United States that same year and returned to his native France.Based on the material that had survived prior shipments, but mainly on his sketches, Palisot published works on plants and insects, the latter in a series of 15 booklets (livraisons) issued between 1805 and 1821, the last issued one year after his death. Griffin (1932, 1937) provides the dates of issue for each individual [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Glasgow - J. & J. Scrymgeour 1805 - A nice clean set of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. Bound in half calf with gilt lettering. Rebound with new endpapers. The first Glasgow edition. Some slight damage to the spine of volumeone as picturedwhich isreadily repairable. Contains a biography of the author in volume one. Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a moral philosopher and political economist. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Adam Smith and was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry. - DNBCondition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges are cracked. There ismild wear to the extremities, including bumping and some loss. Internally the pages are bright and cleanwith the very occasional scattered foxing only. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charlotte Countess of Cholmondeley and the Hon. Henry Cholmondeley

      Published by the engraver, No 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London 1805 - This stunning print is a rich impression of Charles Turner's mezzotint portrait of the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son after Hoppner. John Hoppner was at the height of his powers at the time he painted Lady Cholmondeley and her son, Henry. The grand aristocratic portrait had been the domain of Sir Joshua Reynolds, carried on by Hoppner, Raeburn and later, Lawrence. Apart from dressing very young boys in dresses, what separates us from this epoch is the sense of noble vulnerability we feel in the countess, who occupies her station graciously and without apology. Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838) married George, Earl (later Marquess) of Cholmondeley in 1791. Her calm demeanor, elegance and self-containment epitomise the aristocratic feminine ideal of the period. Henry Cholmondelely (1800-1884) was about four when the painting was done. As Lord Cholmondeley was a moderate Tory at Parliament. Charles Turner was an outstanding engraver who throughout his memorable career produced an array of wonderful images. Born in Oxfordshire, Turner moved to London in 1795, at which time he was employed by the famous engraver and publisher Boydell. Turner was a versatile engraver working in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint. Although Turner produced a wide array of excellent prints in subjects ranging from topography to genre, his main artistic focus was portraiture. Throughout his career he produced more than six hundred plates, of which about two-thirds were portraits. Turner was a close friend of J.M.W. Turner, and engraved many of the artist's paintings, in addition to engraving some plates for 'Liber Studiorum'. The work of Charles Turner is highly regarded by print connoisseurs as an engraver who combined technical skill with an artistic imagination to create beautiful enduring images. (DNB) Whitman, Charles Turner 110, this state not recorded; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 1; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state i/ii. Mezzotint. State i/ii with scratch letters. Printed on laid paper. A stunning impression in excellent condition. Skillfully remargined outside platemark on top of sheet. Small section in-filled in lower left corner of sheet outside platemark. Lower left corner skillfully in-filled outside platemark. Paper strengthened in upper right corner of sheet. Skillfully mended tear in upper right corner of image. Tiny section of image in-filled in lower right corner of image. Trimmed within platemark on lower margin.

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        [Op. 53]. Grand Sonata, for the Piano Forte Composed and Dedicated to the Count De Waldstein

      London: Preston [without PN]. [WM 1805]. Folio. Disbound. Sewn. 1f. (title), 24 pp. Engraved. "Op. 53" added to title in ink. Price: "5s." With "Beethoven Op. 53" printed to foot of every page; repeat sign after measure 2 of first movement added in pencil and later erased; fingering (English style, with thumb marked "x") added to pp. 16-18 in pencil in an unknown hand.& & Some offsetting; occasional small stains. . An early edition, published in the same year as the first. With omission of the repeat sign after m. 2 in the first movement carried over from the first edition. Kinsky p. 125. Hoboken 2, 258 (later issue).

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        Der Cid. Nach Spanischen Romanzen besungen. Mit einer historischen Einleitung von Johann von Müller

      Tübingen, Cotta 1805 - Erste Ausgabe. Goed. IV/1, 735, 115 u. 737, 122. - Erste vollständige Ausgabe des Cid mit der langen historischen Einleitung von Johann von Müller, der Mitherausgeber der sämtlichen Werke Herders war, die zwischen 1805 bis 1820 erstmals in 45 Bänden erschien. Der Cid ist darin enthalten als Band 3 in der Abteilung: Zur schönen Litteratur und Kunst . - Der Cid ist eine in paarweise reimenden Alexandrinern verfasste Tragikomödie in fünf Akten ursprünglich von Pierre Corneille. - Aus der Bibliothek und mit dem Exlibris des bedeutenden Bibliophilen und Literaturhistorikers Leopold Hirschberg (1867 - 1929), der Verfasser des Taschengoedeke. - German adaptation in the rare first complete edition in verse of the Spanish popular romance The Cid , by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), celebrated German philosopher, cultural historian, and poet. The book was posthumously published, with an long historical introduction by Johann von Müller. - With the Exlibris of Dr. Leopold Hirschberg. - Gut erhaltenes sauberes Exemplar LV, 251 Seiten Marmor. Karton (nachgebunden), 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Charte vom Königreich Preussen nach seiner dermaligen Eintheilung in Ost- West- Süd- und Neu-Ost-Preussen. Aus den von Textor gemachten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen, trigonometrischen Messungen und Charten, ingleichen den Charten von Gilly von Süd-Preussen, soweit solche dermalen erschienen sind, mit Zuziehung der Metzburgischen Charte u.a.m.

      Nürnberg Homann Erben 1805 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach F.L. Güssefeld, Bildausschnitt 45 x 55,5 cm, Blattgr. 51 x 61 cm. Nicht bei Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, nicht bei Imago Poloniae. Sehr seltene Karte Preußens nach der dritten Polnischen Teilung 1795 mit den da und in den Teilungen zuvor neu hinzugewonnenen Gebieten, richt von Stettin [Szczecin] im Westen bis Grodno im Osten, von Glatz im Süden bis Memel im Norden; mit geglätteter Mittelfalz, tadellos.

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        Collection des Ecrits Politiques, Litteraires et Dramatiques de Gustave III, Roi de Suiede; suivie de sa Correspondance.

      . 5 vols. Stockholm 1805. Illustrated with a copperprinted portrait of the king and 7 coppeplates. Very clean copy on strong paper bound in beautiful contp. halfleather bindings, richly decorated with gold on spine. Former owners name and book-plate on inderside of the first past down. * Gustav 3. 1746 - 1792. King of Sweden 1771 - 1792..

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        The Beauties of Scotland:

      . Containing a clear and full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. 5 vols. Edinburgh 1805-08. With 5 copperengraved title-pages and 108 copperplates. Nice contp. full leather with coloured labels and golddecorations. Some plates foxing..

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        Vierländerin in Witwentracht (Festgewand mit Trauerschürze), zu beiden Seiten ein Junge und ein Mädchen in vierländer Tracht. Aquarellierte Original-Federzeichnung von Christopher Suhr (1771-1842}, unten links im Bild signiert.

      Um 1805.. 22,3 x 18,2 cm. Rückseite mit kleinen Kleberesten und mit zwei Sammlerstempeln. Dieses Blatt wurde nicht in das gedruckte Trachtenwerk übernommen. Verkauft bei Dörling, Auktion XVI, Sammlung Prdöhl, III.Teil, 1925, Nr. 657 und Dörling, Auktion XXVIII, Sammlungen Rapp und Goldschmidt, 1929, Nr. 641. [SW-Vierlande, Vierländer, Tracht, Trachten, Aquarell, Suhr, Christoffer Suhr].

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        [Op. 53]. Grand Sonata, for the Piano Forte Composed and Dedicated to the Count De Waldstein

      London Preston [without PN] [WM 1805]. Folio. Disbound. Sewn. 1f. (title), 24 pp. Engraved. "Op. 53" added to title in ink. Price: "5s." With "Beethoven Op. 53" printed to foot of every page; repeat sign after measure 2 of first movement added in pencil and later erased; fingering (English style, with thumb marked "x") added to pp. 16-18 in pencil in an unknown hand. Some offsetting; occasional small stains.. An early edition, published in the same year as the first. With omission of the repeat sign after m. 2 in the first movement carried over from the first edition. Kinsky p. 125. Hoboken 2, 258 (later issue).

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      London: for many, 1805. 8 volumes, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", frontis portrait plate in volume 1, foxing to frontis and titlepage in volume 1. Bound in full tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and black leather spine labels, covers ruled in gilt and blind, gilt dentelles, all edges marbled.

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        Exposition des opérations faites en Lapponie, pour la détermination d'un arc du méridien, en 1801, 1802 et 1803; par messieurs Öfverbom, Svanberg, Holmquist et Palander. Redigée par Jöns Svanberg [.] et publiée par l'Académie des sciences.

      1805 - Stockholm, J. P. Lindh, 1805. 8:o. (2),XVI,I-XXXI,(1),196 s. & 3 folded engraved plates. Mid 19th-century light brown half calf with sparsely gilt spine and green sprinkled edges. Nice copy with some occasional minor stains. Bring Itineraria svecana 340 which erroneously states 4 plates. This expedition was made in order to control the result of Maupertuis' measurements from 1736. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales, The

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

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