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        Etude de Mufflier, ou Muffle de veau

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

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        Charlotte Countess of Cholmondeley and the Hon. Henry Cholmondeley

      Published by C. Turner, No 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London 1805 - A beautiful colour printed portrait of the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son. This stunning portrait of Charlotte the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son is a lovely example of early colour printing, and exemplifies the unique talents of the engraver. 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 artists' paintings, in addition to engraving the plates for 'Liber Studiorum'. For any print connoisseur the work of Charles Turner is highly regarded, as an engraver he combined technical skill with artistic imagination to create beautiful enduring images. (DNB) Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838) married George, Earl (later Marquess) of Cholmondeley in 1791. Her calm demeanor, elegance and self-containment, as captured by the artist Hoppner, epitomise the aristocratic feminine ideal of the period. 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. Colour printed mezzotint. State ii/ii with the inscription strengthened. In good condition apart from some minor creasing and two small tears on the upper and lower margins. Trimmed within platemark and skillfully remargined onto cream wove paper. Image size: 22 7/8 x 14 11/16 inches.

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

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

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        Memminger Kronik, oder Topographie und Geschichte der kurpfalzbayerschen Stadt Memmingen.

      Memmingen, Johannes Rehm, 1805.. 8°, Pappeinband. 599, 1 (Druckfehlertabelle). Grüner Pappeinband mit dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Einband berieben u. bestoßen, letztes Blatt los, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth

      J. McCreery, Liverpool 1805 - Four volumes, quarto, engraved frontispiece portraits of Pope Leo, Aldus, Luther and Raphael, with half-titles; the frontispieces offsetting onto title-pages, occasional foxing and slight rubbing but generally an excellent set in contemporary marbled calf, gilt, double labels, Leo X. First edition of Roscoe's great life of the Medici pope Leo X. Born Giovanni de' Medici, Leo X's papacy (1513 to 1521) had enormous influence on geopolitics in the Age of Discovery. His relationship with King Manuel of Portugal (see previous item) was critical - their relationship was cemented by King Manuel's gift of Hanno, an albino elephant, on Leo's accession to the papacy. The last non-priest to be appointed Pope, he is supposed to have remarked to his brother "since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it": one of the features of his enjoyment was a series of processions round Rome, almost always featuring Hanno in the parade of exotic animals, many of them gifts from the Portuguese monarch. Leo X was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, and a patron of learning and the arts who secured a prominent place in the history of culture. His was a "golden age" but he is also remembered as the pope during whose pontificate Protestantism first took form. There have been several editions of this extensive biography, still the standard life of Leo X, the most recent appearing in 1973. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etude d'Imperiale et Violette

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

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        Lehrsätze des neuern Krieges oder reine und angewandte Strategie aus dem Geist des neuen Kriegssystems.

      Berlin, Fröhlich, 1805.. Hergeleitet von dem Verfasser des Geistes des neuern Kriegssystems und des Feldzuges von 1800. Mit 5 gefalteten Tafeln, LXXX, 751 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit, 18,5 x 12,5 cm,. Gut erhalten und sauber.

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        The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth

      Liverpool: J. McCreery, 1805. Four volumes, quarto, engraved frontispiece portraits of Pope Leo, Aldus, Luther and Raphael, with half-titles; the frontispieces offsetting onto title-pages, occasional foxing and slight rubbing but generally an excellent set in contemporary marbled calf, gilt, double labels, Leo X. First edition of Roscoe's great life of the Medici pope Leo X. Born Giovanni de' Medici, Leo X's papacy (1513 to 1521) had enormous influence on geopolitics in the Age of Discovery. His relationship with King Manuel of Portugal (see previous item) was critical - their relationship was cemented by King Manuel's gift of Hanno, an albino elephant, on Leo's accession to the papacy. The last non-priest to be appointed Pope, he is supposed to have remarked to his brother "since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it": one of the features of his enjoyment was a series of processions round Rome, almost always featuring Hanno in the parade of exotic animals, many of them gifts from the Portuguese monarch. Leo X was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, and a patron of learning and the arts who secured a prominent place in the history of culture. His was a "golden age" but he is also remembered as the pope during whose pontificate Protestantism first took form. There have been several editions of this extensive biography, still the standard life of Leo X, the most recent appearing in 1973.

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        CHIRURGISCH - ANATOMISCHE ABBILDUNGEN  FÜR ÄRZTE UND  WUNDÄRZTE   - ICONES CHIRURGICO - ANATOMICAE IN USUM MEDICORUM ET CHIRURGORUM.  PARS PRIMA ( - PARS TERTIA)

      im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs 1805-1806-1807 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte e carta decorata al dorso, autore e titolo in oro su tassello arancione, greche e fregi in oro agli scomparti. Al contropiatto anteriore, ex - libris noveventesco del Prof. Ekbach, nonché timbro di allocazione in una biblioteca. I parte: frontespizio con titolo e, al verso, timbro della VI - 58 pagine numerate (a pag. 44 sono state inserite 4 piccole pagine di altro testo biografico dell'autore), XIX tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o al tratteggio, numerate XIV perché alcune, quelle al tratto, con doppia numerazione, diverse tavole con acquarellature ai grossi vasi sanguigni o al sistema venoso e arterioso rappresentano l'anatomia cranio - facciale . II parte: VI pagine numerate compreso l frontespizio, 76 pagine numerate, XIX tavole fuori testo incise ed acquarellate nei vasi sanguigni e nel sistema venoso e arterioso, di cui 8 ripiegate a doppia pagina longitudinalmente rappresentano l'anatomia ascellare, il braccio e l'interno della cassa toracica. III Parte: Vi pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio, 68 pagine numerate, XXII tavole fuori testo, alcune parzialmente ripiegate, incise e prevalentemente acquarellate ai vasi sanguigni e al sistema venoso e arterioso rappresentano l'anatomia della zona pelvica e quella degli arti inferiori. In totale 60 tavole fuori testo. Prima edizione di un'opera rara, rigorosa scientificamente e di notevole imponenza tipografica per il bell'apparato figurativo. L'autore fu un celebre anatomista tedesco, in epoca giovanile appassionato di speologia tanto che diedero il suo nome a una grotta e all'ursus spelaeus. Come anatomista ebbe grande rilievo, di lui prendono il nome tre strutture anatomiche: La fossa di Rosenmüller o recesso naso - faringeo laterale, La ghiandola di Rosenmüller, la porzione palpebrale della ghiandola lacrimale, l'Organo di Rosenmüller o epooforon. Entrato all'Università di Lipsia nel 1786, ne ricevette il grado di Magister nel 1792. Successivamente studiò a Erlangen e nel 1794 fu nominato Prosector dell'istituto anatomico di Lipsia. Conseguì il dottorato nel 1797, e dal 1802 fino alla sua morte fu attivo come professore di anatomia e chirurgia. Dal 1804 al 1809 ha anche ricoperto la carica di Physicus all'università. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, alcune diffuse fioriture per quanto lievi, alcune carte lievemente ossidate, più marcatamente poche di esse, lievi abrasioni al dorso e al piatto posteriore della legatura. Complessivamente ancora un buon esemplare.

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        Principios de matemática de la Real Academia de San Fernando

      Madrid, Hija de D. Joaquín Ibarra, 1805-1797-1799 - 3 volúmenes en 8º mayor, pasta española con leves rozaduras, lomo cuajado, cortes tintados, rueda dorada en cantos. Tomo I: [2]+X+516 p, 21 láminas plegadas, 4ª edición; Tomo II: [2]+VI+[2]+464 p, 2+10 láminas plegadas, 3ª edición; Tomo III: [12]+509 p, 24 láminas plegadas, 3ª edición. Muy buen estado, salvo papel tostado en algunas hojas

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        Nieuwe Wassende Zeekaart vanHet Geheele Canaal, met alle daar aanbehoorende Kusten van Frankryk en Engeland.

      1805 - Amsterdam, 1805. Four sheets joined in pairs, both totalling 805 x 990mm. Laid on blue paper, as issued, some signs of wear. A pair of Dutch blue-back charts of the English Channel, showing Southern Ireland, the Scillys and Cornwall on the west sheet, and from Dartmouth east to Sheppey and London on the English side, and Morlais to Calais on the continent. Insets show details of Ramsgate, Cherbourg and Le Havre harbours. Along the bottom are longitude numerals marked off from both Greenwich and Tenerife. Originally published a few years earlier, this example has a pasted label with the 1805 date. At the time the Dutch were allies of the French: the following year Louis Bonaparte was made king of Holland. Van Keulen credits Cassini, Thomas Jefferys and John Hamilton Moore.

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        Taylor & Skinner's Survey of the Roads of Scotland on an Improved Plan: To which is Prefixed an Accurate Map of Scotland

      Edinburgh Thos. Brown [1805]. Worn condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Foxing and some soiling within. One panel missing from fold-out plate Reprint Green hardback leather cover 180mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). 186pp. 178 plates on 89 sheets.

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        A History of British Birds. The Figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I containing the history and description of land birds. Vol. II containing the History and description of water birds.

      Edward Walker, Newcastle 1805 - 2 vols. 330+ woodcut illustrations. Half calf and marbled boards, spines rubbed and front hinges split but bindings still firm. . Inscription on pastedown and handwritten notes pasted loosely to flyleaf. Very good internally. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of the island of Ceylon, containing its history, geography, natural history, with the manners and customs of its various inhabitants; to which is added, the journal of an embassy to the court of Candy. Second edition: With an appendix; containing some particulars of the recent hostilities with the King of Candy.

      London, printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin, 1805.4to. Contemporary half calf (hinges weak but holding), spine gilt with red morocco title-label. With engraved frontispiece, engraved folding map by A. Arrowsmith, 3 engraved folding charts (harbors of Trincomalay and Columbo and pearl fishery grounds) and 4 engraved plates. XII,446,(2) pp.* Second and best edition; first edition London 1803. - Excellent account of Ceylon to which in this second edition not only an appendix was added but also an index and the plates. - The British succeeded the Dutch in Ceylon in 1796, Captain Robert Percival arrived with the British forces in 1797 and spent three years in Sri Lanka. He was, as he writes, 'induced by curiosity' because 'the accounts hitherto published of this island had been extremely imperfect; as the watchful jealousy of the Dutch both excluded the researches of strangers, and prevented their own people from publishing any observations.. '. He had a pronounced hatred of the cruelty of Dutch rule. In 1800 he joined General Macdowal's embassy to the court of Candy and gives a valuable report of this happening. In his description of pearl fishery he brings to life the extravaganza, the customs and superstitions of the fisherman and the dangers of the deep. Among the plates i.a. a view on the fort of Batacolo, elephant hunting, and the Cinnamon gardens near Columbo. - A fine copy.Goonetileke 35a (mentions erroneously 4 instead of 3 charts).

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        A Short Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn.

      printed for J. Harding, London 1805 - Octavo, 32 pp. including the half-title, with a folding plate; some waterstaining in lower part of most pages, mostly marginal, otherwise a good copy with the half-title in "Mackaness" morocco, with the Mackaness bookplate. Sir Joseph Banks in print. One of remarkably few works published by Banks, but an apt demonstration of his wide range of scientific interest. The problems of blight in wheat and corn were a considerable problem for farmers both in England and abroad, including Australia: 'The climate of the British Isles is not the only one that is liable to the Blight in Corn? Specimens received from the Colony of New South Wales shew that considerable mischief was done to the wheat crop there in the year 1803 by a parasitic plant, very similar to the English one' (p.19). Banks wrote this as a supplement for the fourth edition of Curtis's Practical Observations on the British Grasses, 1805, where it appeared with a separate title-page; however that printing, which has a different imprint, ran to only 14 pp. Carter (Sir Joseph Banks? guide to biographical and bibliographical sources, p. 172) identifies a separate printing like ours, but it has a different publisher (Bulmer). Ferguson notes the Curtis edition (399a) but does not record any separate publication. The folding plate comprises eight figures, all based on original drawings by Francis Bauer, Ferdinand Bauer's elder brother.

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        Quindici

      Edinburgh - Ballantyne, 1805. Edinburgh - Ballantyne, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of tragic plays by the 'founder of Italian tragedy', Vittorio Alfieri. In Italian, with an introduction in English. Containing Filippo, Polinice, Antigone, Timoleone and Saul. Volume I of a three-volume set only. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though with some dampstaining to the boards and some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some tidemarks to the endpapers, and the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Lettres de Madame la Duchesse du Maine et de Madame la Marquise de Simiane

      Paris - Leopold Collin, 1805. Paris - Leopold Collin, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce publication of the correspondence between Louise Benedicte de Bourbon and Marquise de Simiane in a decorative contemporary calf binding. In the original French. With the armorial bookplate of H. Remsen Whitehouse to the front pastedown. Anne Louise Benedicte de Bourbon 1676 1753, was the daughter of Henri Jules de Bourbon, prince de Conde and Anne Henriette of Bavaria. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, she was a princesse du sang. Pauline de Simiane, Marquise de Simiane, 1676 - 1737, was the grandaughter of famous French aristocrat,Marquise de Sevigne. Condition: In a full contemporary calf binding. Externally, rubbed, wth slight loss to the top of the spine and the corners. The joints are juststarting. Internally, firmly bound, with lightbackground foxing. There is evidence of a littlepast worming to the inner marginfrom pages 150 to 275, a little more prominent from pages 225to 265, but never affecting the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Tour in America in 1798, 1799, and 1800. Exhibiting Sketches of Society and Manners, and a Particular Account of the American System of Agriculture With its Recent Improvements

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

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        Rhymes on ArtOr The Remonstrance of a Painter in Two Parts

      London -John Murray, 1805. London -John Murray, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A two part rhythmical collection of poetry surrounding art and the remonstrance. Second edition, published the same year as the first. Featuring an extended introductory preface, and notes on the strictures on the state of the arts, criticism, patronage, and public taste. R. Beckley booksellers label to the front pastedown. Condition: Bound in a speckled calf binding with gilt design to the spine. Externally, sound with only light rubbing to the spine and extremities. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The present state of Peru: comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts, the modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories, etc. The whole drawn from original and authentic documents, chiefly written and compiled in the Peruvian capital.

      London, Richard Phillips, 1805.4to. Contemporary tree calf (one hinge sl. damaged but firmly holding). With 20 handcoloured stipple-engravings. XIV,488 pp.* First edition. - Skinner translated portions of El Mercurio Peruano, published between 1791-1795, for this detailed overview of Peru, illustrated with twenty beautifully coloured plates depicting the costume of various segments of Peruvian society, including upper-class ladies, female domestics in Spanish dress, Indian men and women, a bullfighter, etc. The Appendix contains two interesting accounts: History of the missions of Caxamarquilla, with the origin and loss of those of Manoa, intended as an introduction to the recent travels of fathers SOBREVIELA and GIRBAL, in the remote parts of Peru. The second account: Interesting notices relative to the entrances made by the monks of the order of St. Francis, into the mountainous territories of Peru, from each of the parts bordering on the Cordillera of the Andes, communicated to the academical society of Lima by father SOBREVIELA, guardian of the college of Santa Rosa of Ocopa. 'An extensive illustrated reference work on Peru' (Von Hünersdorff II, p.1384). - Some foxing otherwise fine.Abbey, Travel, 723; Lipperheide I, p.389; Colas 2751; Hiler p.802; Sabin 81615; Palau 315564.

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        Traité pratique et théorique des mines

      Magimel,Levrault, Schoell et Cie 1805 - In-8 (21x26 cm), relié demi-veau à coins, pièces de titre et d'auteur au dos lisse, (X)-290 pages, 15 planches dépliantes hors-texte in-fine, ex-libris ; coiffes frottées, coiffe supérieure frottée et déchirée, mors supérieure fendu à la coiffe supérieure, petits trous au mors supérieur, une étiquette au dos, coins et coupes frottés, rousseurs à l'intérieur, en l'état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOM THUMB'S EXHIBITION. Being an account of Many valuable and surprising curiosities Which he has collected In the Course of his Travels: For the instruction and amusement of the British Youth.

      62 pages. Illustrated with 20 woodcuts within the text. Original Dutch floral wrappers. First and last leaves pasted to covers as issued. First Harris edition. Contemporary inscription to front verso of front cover; a little dog-eared and worn; some fore-edges have paper loss but without loss to text; else a very good copy of a rare printing. Moon 887(1) recording only one copy in a private collection. First published by Newbery in 1774.

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        THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG.

      16 leaves, each printed on one side only. Engraved and etched throughout. Illustrated with 15 illustrations; the first on title, the second beneath six lines of verse, the remainder each beneath four lines of verse. Lacks original wrappers. First edition. First issue, with 'S.C.M. 1804' on the coffin, and chair retained in the 'Hosier' plate. Watermark indecipherable. A very good copy. Moon 559[1]., claims, 'this is probably the most significant children's book JH ever published. Bound with: [MARTIN, Sarah Catharine.]A CONTINUATION OF THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. By S. C.M. J. Harris. 1806. 16 engraved leaves, printed on one side only. Frontispiece, title, and 14 engraved illustrations with verse above. First edition. Watermark 180?. Moon 561 [1]. Bound with: A SEQUEL TO THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD, AND HER DOG. By another hand.J. Harris 1806. 14 engraved unnumbered leaves, including title and dedication leaf, printed on one side of the paper only; 12 engraved illustrations with verse above. First edition. One gutter strengthened with tape, and one other small tape repair. Moon 562[1].All three lack their original wrappers and have been bound together in their different sizes since the 19th century. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. The first title is exceptionally rare; the other very scarce.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS.

      Complete in four parts: The Voyage to Lilliput; The Voyage to Brobdingnag; The Voyage to Laputa; A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms; each with its own title-page and three hand-coloured engravings, making a total of twelve plates. Original publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards. First edition thus. Slight wear at head of spine; juvenile names and scribble on endpapers; bookplate. Else, a near fine copy of a very scarce title, rarely found complete. The four parts were also issued individually. See Moon 162.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Opere di Vittorio Alfieri. Tom. I-XVI. 16 delen.

      Italia (Pisa) z.u. 1805-1809. Gegraveerd portret in deel 7. Halfleer. *banden hier en daar beschadigd; boekblokken licht roestvlekkig; delen 3-8 papier lichte waterschade; voorplat deel 8 onderaan beschadigd; deel 9 achterplat onderaan beschadigd en papier door boek heen onderaan watervlekkig; deels onopengesneden*Het complete werk verscheen in 22 delen en werd uitgegegeven tussen 1805-1815. 'Belle édit, tirée`250 exemplaires (...)'. Brunet, 1, 19242. 'Vittorio Alfieri, Italiaans dramaturg, prozaïst en dichter, Asti 16-1-1749 - Florence 8-10-1803. Verliet in 1766 (...) vol afkeer de militaire academie te Turijn en bezocht tot 1772 vele Europese landen. In 1777 vestigde hij weer te Turijn. Een teleurstellende liefdesverhouding en enige Frans-georienteerde literaire activiteit (...) vormden de inleiding tot wat hij zelf zijn 'bekering' van 1775 heeft genoemd. Alfieri begon de klassieken en de grote Italiaanse dichters te lezen (...). Teneinde zich het Italiaans volkomen meester te maken, vestigde de dichter zich in Toscane, waar hij in 1777 te Florence kennismaakte met Louise Stolberg, gravin van Albany en echtgenote van de Engelse kroonpretendent Karel Eduard Stuart. Zij werd Alfieri's grote en inspirerende liefde (...). (...) Nadat van 1783 tot 1785 tien van zijn veertien tot dan toe geschreven treurspelen te Siena waren verschenen, vestigde Alfieri zicht te Colmar en later te Parijs. Daar verscheen van 1787 tot 1789 de verzameluitgave van zijn sedert 1776 voltooide treurspelen (...). Alfieri stierf in 1803'. Moderne encyclopedie der wereldliteratuur, 1, pp. 77-80. Deel 1: Rime, Deel 2: Il principe e le lettere, Deel 3: Della tirannibe, Deel 4: Panegirico di Plinio a Trajano, Deel 5: C. Crispo Sallustio tradotto in italiano, Deel 6: Satire, Abele, Alceste, Delen 7 t/m 8: Vita dell'autore, Delen 9 t/m14: Tragedie, Delen 15 t/m 16: Commedie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat ISIS]
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        Bericht von einer Reise nach Neu-Süd-Wallis um zu Port-Philipp in der Bass's Strasse eine Kolonie anzulegen. Gethan in dem Schiffe Kalkutta in den Jahren 1802, 1803 und 1804.

      Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar 1805 - vi, 136; 286 pages. Nice copy with an attractive recent leather spine. Lettering of the spine title matches the older style German lettering of the text. Important early account for the early European history of Victoria and Tasmania. This volume was published in the "Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen" and contains an extensive index of 286 pages about the first 24 volumes of this series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tinakori Books]
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        The Right Honourable Francis Rawdon Hastings, Earl of Moira, Commander of His Majesty's Forces in Scotland

      - London: 1 May 1805. Mezzotint portrait engraved by Clint after Shee. Engraved area (including lettering): 28 x 18 inches. Sheet size: 29 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. (Minor foxing, light mat burn, minor repair in the upper margin along the platemark). Scarce portrait of a noted British officer who served with distinction in the American Revolution. Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754-1826), Irish-British politician and military officer, served in the American Revolution, seeing action at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill. At the latter battle, he is said to have killed the American General Warren himself, and is depicted in John Trumbull's famous painting The Death of General Warren. His service continued in America throughout the war, as aide-de-camp to General Howe, and with significant command in the southern campaign. He would later serve as the Governor General of India from 1813-1823. In this scarce full-length portrait, Lord Rawdon is standing facing front but looking away to the left, with his right hand extended holding a scroll, his left hand holding a sheathed sword just below the hilt. Wearing a military uniform with two buttons fastened across the chest, the background is an interior with table littered in papers, scroll, books, and a plumed hat behind to right; a classical façade with columns and Greco-Roman military statues in niches in the background to left. First state, marked "first fifty" in the lower left. A second edition would be published with new lettering in 1813. Scarce. Not in Chaloner Smith.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Dictionary of Merchandize and Nomenclature in all Languages

      London - T. Boosey, 1805. London - T. Boosey, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare referential text created for the use of counting houses. Second edition. Containing the history, places of growth, culture, use, and marks of excellency , of such natural productions as form articles of commerce; with their names in all european languages. Condition: Re-bound ina half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, with only very light rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with slightly age toned leaves, and the occasional spot and handling mark. Tide marks to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Charte von America.

      Augsburg, Walch 1805.. Altkol. Kupferstich. Gr. ca. 51 x 60 cm. -Etw. knickf., gering fl..

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        Chemisch-technologische Grundsätze der gesammten Ledergerberey; . zur rationellen Kenntniß und Ausübung der Lohgerberey, der Corduan- und Saffiangerberey, der Juftengerberey, der Weiß- und Sämischgerberey, und der Pergamentfabrik. 2 Bde. (in 1).

      Realschulbuchhandlung, Berlin 1805 - 1805 und 1807. Halbleder der Zeit mit Resten von Rückenvergoldung, Buntpapierbezug und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, XIX, 314, X, 229 S., Tafeln. Mit drei gefalteten Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Ferchl 230. Poggendorff I, 1082. - Rückenleder brüchig, mit Brandspuren (?), war wohl halb abgelöst und wurde neu verleimt, mit Rissen in den Gelenken und kleinen Fehlstellen. Vorderes Innengelenk angebrochen, ansonsten noch gut erhalten. Innen sauber, mit zwei schmalen Stempeln am unteren Rand des Titels von Teil 1. Tafeln gut, teils mit kleinen Randschäden oder Knickspuren, geringfügig fleckig. 700 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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