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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Charlotte Countess Cholmondeley and the Hon. Henry Cholmondeley

      London 1805 - farbiges Mezzotinto, Portrait of Charlotte, Countess of Cholmondeley (7 August 1764 - 23 June 1838)(wife of George Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley) and the Hon. Henry Cholmondeley, colour-printed mezzotint, Bildgrösse ca 45,5x29,5 cm, gerahmt mit Passepartout, Rahmenrösse 59x40 cm, Rahmen etwas beschädigt "Hoppner probably painted the fine picture of the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son about the same time [1804]; it, ., was engraved by Turner, and was published in July, 1805. The Countess stands at full length, leaning against a pedestal surmounted by a vase, her feet are crossed, she wears a flowing white dress with high waist, open at the neck, and her left hand rests on her little son, who looks to the front, his hand full of flowers, dressed in a white, high-waisted frock. " vgl. Horace Pitt Kennedy Skipton: John Hoppner London, 1905 S. 124 / Thieme/ Becker John Hoppner (1758 -1810) XVII S. 490-499 //Charles Turner (1773 - 1857) Thieme / Becker XXXIII S. 491 f. de 4000 Buch

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Exposition des familles naturelles et de la germination des plantes.

      - Paris, Treuttel et Würtz/ Strasbourg, même Maison de Commerce, An XIII.-1805. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 188mm). pp. (2), 7, (1), lxiii, (1),512; (4), 473, (1), with 117 engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettered green label. The rare Large Paper issue. Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845) was a French botanist and is best known for his famous 'Plantes de la France'. Only large paper copies have coloured plates. The fine plates are after drawings by the author. "Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme. Vincent, Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of 'Polygonum tinctorum', which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance" (Blunt & Stearn pp. 205 & 209). Small paper repair on both titles. A very fine and clean copy.Stafleu & Cowan 3305. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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.

      Levrault, Schoell et Cie,, Paris: 1805 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        JAPANESE MERCHANT SHIP WITH THE FLAGS, CRESTS, AND INSIGNIA OF THE OWNERS AND THE MERCHANT HOUSES [translation of manuscript caption title].

      [Off the coast of Japan. ca. ]. 1805 - Watercolor on paper, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Original manuscript caption attached to verso. Small chip in upper left corner, else near fine. Mounted at upper corners onto heavier paper stock. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A fine watercolor view of a Japanese merchant ship plying the waters off the coast of Japan. The work was done during the Krusenstern expedition, the first major Russian scientific voyage in the Pacific and the first circumnavigation of the world by a Russian ship. It was executed by the expeditions's artist, Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau. The detailed work gives an excellent view of the technical aspects of Japanese vessels commonly used in the coastal trade, showing the ship's high bow, its rigging, the long rudder used to steer the vessel, and six crew members hard at work. The insignia of the ship is clearly shown on its stern. The crests or flags used by four other merchants are shown on the same paper along the right edge, just outside the border which surrounds the image of the ship. The original manuscript caption reads: "Ein Japanisches Kauffahrtsschiff aus Miako mit den Flaggen, Wappen und Inschriften der Warenbesitzer und Handels Compagnien. Hermann L. v. Loewenstern hat das Schiff mit dem Tauwerk gezeichnet. Dr. W. G. Tilesius ad nat. pinxit." The note explains that this watercolor was painted by Tilesius after a sketch by Loewenstern, fourth lieutenant on the Krusenstern expedition. In the English translation of the account of the Krusenstern voyage, Loewenstern is described as "an amiable and cultivated mind, he added a very extensive and well grounded knowledge of his profession." Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau (1769- 1857) accompanied the Krusenstern expedition on the ships, Nadeshda and Newa, during the first Russian circumnavigation, from 1803 to 1806. After the Russian painter, Kurjlandzow, left the expedition in Kamchatka in 1804, Tilesius became responsible for recording interesting observations relating to the geography and natural history of the places they visited. He contributed many detailed designs for the illustrations in the third volume of Krusenstern's account of the voyage, and also published several papers of his own research. Such original art from the Krusenstern circumnavigation is exceedingly rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        SKETCH OF THE HUTS OF KAMCHATKA COPIED AFTER COOK [translation of portion of manuscript caption title].

      Nagasaki, Japan. March . 1805 - Gouache and ink on paper, 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Signed along lower edge of image, original manuscript caption written on verso. One-inch chip in upper left corner, small chip in upper right corner and center of lower edge, else very good. Mounted at upper corners onto heavier paper stock. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet A handsome original gouache and ink on paper copy of plate seventy-two in the atlas of Cook's third voyage, called "A View of Bolcheretzkoi, in Kamtschatka." This copy of the view of Kamchatka natives, their huts, and their animals was made during the Krusenstern circumnavigation of the globe (1803 to 1806). It was drawn by Herman von Friderici, who was Major of the General Staff for Ambassador Rezanov, and was presented to Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau, a naturalist and artist on the Krusenstern expedition. A manuscript note on the verso in Tilesius' hand explains that it was made by Friderici and given as a gift. Comparison with the actual plate in the Cook atlas shows this to be a very accomplished copy, with all the details from the original reproduced very faithfully. Ambassador Rezanov's mission was to attempt to open Japan to Russian trade, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. An interesting artifact, linking the Krusenstern and Cook voyages.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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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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        ELEMENTS OF CHESS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        CHINESE WAR JUNK OR COMMANDER'S VESSEL IN FRONT OF THE DANISH SETTLEMENT, DRAWN AFTER NATURE IN THE CANTON RIVER [translation of manuscript caption title].

      [China. ca. ]. 1805 - Watercolor on paper, 9 x 14 1/4 inches. Original manuscript caption attached to verso. Small chip (less than one inch) in upper right corner, else near fine. Mounted at upper corners onto heavier paper stock. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. An extremely important and visually appealing watercolor depicting trading practices on the Canton River in China, early 19th century. The work was done during the Krusenstern expedition, Russia's first major scientific voyage in the Pacific and first circumnavigation of the world by a Russian ship. It was executed by the ship's artist, Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau. The view is from the perspective of a boat on the river and shows several Danish trading houses set up on the riverside. The buildings are made of wood and thatch, and several barrels and logs are also present. The factories fly flags of a white cross on a red background. Several men are shown on the riverbank, a tower is seen in the middle distance, and mountains are shown across the background. A large Chinese ship, identified in the manuscript caption as a "war junk," dominates the scene on the river, and six smaller vessels are also shown. The present image by Tilesius provides a rare and vivid record of these fleeting trade seasons, providing important details of the Danish post. The original manuscript caption is attached to the verso of the watercolor and reads: "Eine Chinesische Krieges Junke oder Kommandeurs Schiff vor dem Daenischen Bankshall. Dr. Tilesius v. T. ad nat. pinxit in flumine Sinico Taiho Cantonensi." In the early 19th century foreign merchants were allowed to trade in Canton for a short four-month season only. After that the warehouses and living quarters of the company were required to be torn down, only to rebuilt the following year at the company's expense. Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau (1769-1857) accompanied the Krusenstern expedition on the ships, Nadeshda and Newa, during the first Russian circumnavigation, from 1803 to 1806. After the Russian painter, Kurjlandzow, left the expedition in Kamchatka in 1804, Tilesius became responsible for recording interesting observations relating to the geography and natural history of the places they visited. He contributed many detailed designs for the illustrations in the third volume of Krusenstern's account of the voyage, and also published several papers of his own research. The largest part of his archive was presented to Leipzig University after his death, but the present work remained in the family of his son, Adolph Tilesius. Such original art from the Krusenstern circumnavigation is exceedingly rare.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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 Dr.med 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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        An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: comprehending a view of The Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Santo Domingo; with it's Antient and Modern State

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

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        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]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        [Op. 53]. Grande Sonate pour le pianoforte composee ed dediee a Monsieur le Comte de Waldstein... Oeuvre 53.

      Bonn et Cologne N. Simrock [PN ] 405 [1805]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-27, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "4 Fr: 50. Cmes." Most lower outer corners slightly creased. In very good condition overall.. An early edition, published in the same year as the first edition in Vienna. Kinsky p. 125. Hoboken 2, 256.

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