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        Account of a Series of Experiments, shewing the Effects of Compression in modifying the Action of Heat. Read in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, June 3. 1805

      Five engraved plates & tables in the text. 1 p.l., iii, 115 pp. Large 4to, modern calf-backed marbled boards (minor foxing, faintest dampstaining to outer margins in second half of book). [Edinburgh: 1805]. First separate printing, later published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. "This important memoir, which made the author the founder of experimental geology, contains his classic experiments undertaken in support of the Huttonian Theory."-Sotheran, Vol. II, 8816. "Hall followed experimental methods; he selected different varieties of ancient basalt and lavas from Vesuvius and Etna, reduced them to a molten state, and allowed them to cool. At first he arrived only at negative results, as vitreous masses were produced; but he then retarded the process of cooling, and actually succeeded in obtaining solid, crystalline rock-material. By regulating the temperature and the time allowed for the cooling and consolidation, Hall could produce rocks varying from finely to coarsely crystalline structure. And he therefore proved that under certain conditions crystalline rock could, as Hutton had said, be produced by the cooling of molten rock-magma...These results were afterwards confirmed by other experimentalists. Thus Werner's theory that crystalline rock represented in all cases a precipitate from water was shown to be inadequate, and it was incontestably proved that crystalline rock might originate from molten rock when slowly cooled under pressure."-Zittel, pp. 73-74. Very good copy. ❧ Adams, The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences, p. 239. D.S.B., VI, pp. 53-56. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, pp. 317-25. .

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        A Short Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn , called by the Farmers the Blight, the Mildew, and the Rust [in] Practical Observations on the British Grasses

      London: Printed for H.D. Symonds and Curtis, 1805. Octavo, six engraved plates in the first work, and one folding engraved plate by Bauer in the second work; some spotting and embrowning, but a good copy in contemporary half calf (restored). Banks on disease in corn. One of remarkably few works by Joseph Banks to have appeared in print. Despite his general pre-eminence in scientific and enlightenment London, and despite having been one of the most prolific correspondents known, Banks was remarkably shy of print and hardly anything was published over his name. He had a particular interest in agricultural crops. He became alerted to the increasing problem of blight in wheat and corn in 1804 and, in the face of a devastating drop in the harvest that year, worked with Franz Bauer (Ferdinand Bauer's elder brother) in examining and recording specimens in an attempt to discover the means by which the disease was transmitted. "Blight" or "rust" in wheat and corn was a 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' treatise, which was 'intended to 'awake the energies of reason' among farmers and agriculturalists willing and able to study the day-to-day progress of their crops' (Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, p. 405), was issued in various forms, both separately and, as here, as a supplement to other works. Issued here with a separate title-page, it forms an adjunct to Curtis' Practical Observations on the British Grasses. This is the third edition of Curtis' work, but the first to include Banks' treatise. The folding plate comprises eight figures after original drawings by Bauer, which were among the first he had achieved with the aid of a microscope.

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        A Short Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn

      London: printed for J. Harding, 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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        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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        Portraetter med Biographier af Danske, Norske og Holsteenere.

      . 1.-6. hefte. (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1805-06. XII + 34,88,50,35,64,71 + [2] s. Med 6 smukke kobberstukne portraetter udfört af Lahde i tidlige tryk og 1 kobberst. vignet. Indbundet helt ubeskaret. i et samtidigt halvlaederbind med fornem rygforgyldning. * De biograferede er: W. H. F. Abrahamson, H. Callisen, J.C. Fabricius, Johan Nordahl Bruun, Chr. Bastholm samt G.W. Pfingsten. Sidste blad er den sjaeldne supskription-plan, hvor Lahde bekendtgör at der arligt vil blive udgivet 4 hefter. Der kom dog kun disse seks hefter. Ifölge tilskrift pa bindets inderside af antikvarboghandleren Volmer Rosenkilde stammer bogen fra Biblioteket pa Gjorslev.<br>Bibl. Dan. III, 934..

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        Winkelmann und sein Jahrhundert. In Briefen und Aufsätzen.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1805.. XVI, 496 S. Pp.d.Zt. (Exlibr. a. Innendeckel, kaum gebräuntes gutes Exempl. ). Erste Ausgabe.. Hagen 295; Goedeke IV/III 376,125 - Winkelmann schenkte d. Briefe ursprünglich seinen Freund H.D.Berendis, der sie wiederum d. Herzogin Anna Amalia hinterlassen hat. Diese beauftragte Goethe mit der Herausgabe.

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        London [Westminster Bridge and Abbey]

      William Daniell, London 1805 - A wonderful and very rare image 'splendidly drawn, quiet and restrained in.colouring, [which] stand[s] at the high-water mark of aquatint in England' (Hardie & Clayton) This view is taken looking over the terrace at the Adelphi on the north bank of the river, across the river to the south west to Westminster Bridge, the Abbey and the old Houses of Parliament. 'After the publication of the Oriental Scenery William Daniell had clearly made up his mind that he would not be associated solely with India, and that his prowess as a draughtsman and as engraver in aquatint could well be employed for plates dealing with home scenery. in 1804-5, he made a start with a magnificent set of six views of London which show him at his very best as artist and engraver. These large views splendidly drawn, quiet and restrained in their colouring, stand at the high-water mark of aquatint in England' (Hardie & Clayton) Cf. M.Hardie & M.Clayton 'Thomas Daniell. William Daniell' in Walker's Quarterly Nos.35-36 , 1932, p.30; cf. T.Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.113. Hand-coloured aquatint, drawn and engraved Daniell. (Light surface wear just below title where plate number removed).

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        Caractères De L&#39;Imprimerie De F.J. Bogaert-de-Clercq à Gand

      1805. No place, no date (but Gand, c. 1805?). Folio. One large folded sheet with type and 14 pages containing hundreds of woodcut vignettes, ornaments etc. Much material for popular books. Uncut, some dustsoiling. Modern halfcalf binding, spine goldtooled. Marbled boards.The whole is printed on handmade paper from around 1805. François-Jacques Bogaert learnt his trade under J. Begyn. In 1802 he acquires the printing material of J.F. Van Schueren and the privilege of the Gazette van Gend. He quits his profession in 1825 and dies in Gend on 10 August 1849. A rare and possibly unique specimen. [c.f. Vanderhaeghen V p. 1/16].

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        Niklaus von Flüe.

      . Bleistift, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten signiert Hs Bendel. gz.". 24,4:27,3 cm. Ein wenig fleckig.. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Flachmaler absolvierte der Schweizer Künstler Hans Bendel eine Ausbildung an der Münchner Akademie bei W. von Kaulbach (1805-1874) und J. Schlotthauer (1789-1869). Zusammen mit Kaulbach besuchte er 1838/39 Rom. Bendel wurde vor allem als Historienmaler bekannt und schuf zahlreiche Zeichnungen und Kartons zu Wandfresken mit Themen aus heimischer Sage und Geschichte. Daneben arbeitete er auch erfolgreich als Buchillustrator. Sein Hauptwerk, ein Zyklus von vier Darstellungen zur Schweizer Geschichte, befindet sich in der Villa Charlottenfels in Schaffhausen, die Kartons dazu im Museum Solothurn. Einer davon, "Niklaus von der Flüe in Stans", behandelt eine Episode aus dem Leben des 1648 seliggesprochenen Niklaus von Flüe oder Bruder Klaus (1417-1487). Dieser war ein wohlhabender Bauer, der auch Ratsherr seines Kantons und Richter seiner Gemeinde war. 1467 entschied er sich jedoch, seine Familie zu verlassen und sich als Pilger auf Wanderschaft zu begeben. Nach einer Vision kehrte er indes bald um und ließ sich in der Nähe seiner Familie, in der Ranftschlucht, nieder. Hier führte er ein asketisches Einsiedlerleben, das ganz auf das Gebet, der intensiven Betrachtung der Leiden Christi, ausgerichtet war. Zugleich betätigte er sich als Seelsorger nicht nur für die einfachen Leute. So war sein Rat auch bei ausländischen Staatsoberhäuptern gefragt. Er soll zahlreiche Visionen gehabt haben und sich in den letzten 19 Jahren seines Lebens allein von frischem Quellwasser ernährt haben. In der Bildenden Kunst wird er meist als hagerer, bärtiger Mann mit Stock und dem Bätti, einer Gebetsschnur mit 50 Perlen, dargestellt. Unserer Blatt wird möglicherweise im Zusammenhang mit dem oben erwähnten Karton entstanden sein, wenn hier auch keine historisch bedeutsame Szene abgebildet ist, sondern eine eher alltägliche Begebenheit, nämlich eine um Rat suchende junge Frau.

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        Landschaft mit kleinem Wasserfall und Laube links, ruhendem Mann und stehender Frau, im Hintergrund links ein Burgturm.

      . Feder in Schwarz, ein wenig Pinsel in Schwarz, auf Japanbütten mit Wasserzeichen: Posthorn, links unten signiert und datiert "van der Straaten. Del. 1805". 21,1:34 cm. Verso am Oberrand Reste alter Klebetiketten.. Der holländische Landschaftsmaler van Straaten war ein Schüler des Tier- und Landschaftsmalers J. Kobell (1778-1814). Seine Werke zeigen sich noch ganz der Romantik verpflichtet. Seine Arbeiten besitzt das Centraal Museum Utrecht und das Museum Brüssel.

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        Streifzüge an Istriens Küsten. Vom Verfasser der Streifzüge nach Triest und Venedig.

      Anton Doll,, Wien, 1805 - Wien, Anton Doll, 1805. 15,8x10,3 cm. Titelbl., 131 S., 1 S. Anz. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und Titelvignette. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Wurzbach IV, 288. - Erstausgabe. - Das Frontispiz mit Ansicht von Pirano, die Titelvignette mit der goldenen Pforte zu Pola, beide von János Blaschke nach Louis François Cassas. - (Rücken mit kleinem Einriss. Kanten leicht berieben. Titelblatt mit Name und mit winzigem Einriss im Falz). - Sauberes Exemplar. - Selten. Sprache: Deutsch HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GEOPONIKA. AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS. Inscribed by the translator.

      London, printed for the author, and sold by J. White, 1805.Two volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1805 AND 1806, Volume I printed by W. Spilsbury and Volume II printed by J. Young, first word on title page appears in Greek, 8vos, pages: xxiv, 297, (1 - errata); xvii, (1), 301, (1), bound in full straight grained red morocco, quadruple gilt ruled border to covers with floral ornaments at corners, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins). green endpapers. Spines faded and rubbed, corners slightly worn, head of spines very slightly chipped, hinges rubbed on both volumes, a couple of scratches to covers of Volume II, Volume I: small area of worming to top corner of front endpapers, title page and a2, prelims foxed, small piece torn off blank corner of a3 and Q1, occasional light foxing, pale browning to some pages, tiny hole in N5, no loss; Volume II: some light foxing and light browning, small old paper repair to 1 upper blank corner. A good plus set. In Volume I, pages iii - x list the classical authors of the Geoponika which is a twenty - book collection of agricultural lore, compiled during the 10th century in Constantinople for the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. The ultimate sources of the Geoponica include Pliny, various lost Hellenistic and Roman - period Greek agriculture and veterinary authors, the Carthaginian agronomist Mago, and even works passing under the name of the Persian prophet Zoroaster. (Wikipedia). The book covers all manner of "agricultural" information, including celestial and terrestrial omina, viticulture, fruit trees, oleoculture, vegetables and flower growing, raising pigeons, domestic fowl, horses, camels, cattle etc, apiculture, veterinary medicine, the construction of fishponds and much more. The section on viticulture and wine making is in Volume I, Books IV - VIII pages 118 - 265. Not listed in Gabler, or the agricultural references: Aslin and Dingley. The translator has inscribed the endpaper: "To His Grace The Arch - Bishop of York these Volumes are most respectfully presented by the Translator". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Nomenclatura delle città, castellanze, terre, e ville degli Stati di Parma, Piacenza, e Guastalla, rilevata dai governatori, giusdicenti forensi, e colonnelli delle milizie, per ordine di Sua Eccellenza Moreau De Saint - Méry, Consigliere di Stato... rilevata dai governatori, giusdicenti forensi, e colonnelli delle milizie, per ordine di Sua Eccellenza Moreau De Saint - Méry, Consigliere di Stato, uno dei comandanti della Legion d'Onore, Amministratore Generale degli Stati medesimi.

      dalla Stamperia Imperiale MDCCCV (1805). Cm. 21 x 14,5; pp. 179; dorso in pelle con tassello e fregi oro e piatti spruzzati; sguardie colorate; stampa su bella carta forte.Mende al dorso, abrasioni alla carta dei piatti; tmbro di biblioteca all'antiporta e all'ultima pagina: nel complesso buono.Molto raro.

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        Etude de Seringat et Haricot, d'Espagne

      Vilquin, Paris 1805 - An exquisite plate of a spray of philadelphus intertwined with a sprig of orange bean flowers 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&#39;s great life of the Medici pope Leo X. Born Giovanni de&#39; Medici, Leo X&#39;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&#39;s gift of Hanno, an albino elephant, on Leo&#39;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&#39; 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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