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        Importante lettera con firma autografa Milano, 8 maggio 1805

      Importante lettera in francese con firma autografa "Talleyrand" indirizzata a Édouard Bignon e riguardante l'entrata di Napoleone a Milano. Con dovizia di particolari Talleyrand racconta che "Sua Maestà Imperiale e Reale ha appena fatto il suo ingresso a Milano oggi alle ore 5 del pomeriggio" visitando l'Università, interrogando allievi e professori. L'autore della lettera spiega infine che la maggior parte delle potenze ha riconosciuto l'Imperatore e mandato i propri ministri per felicitarsi prendendo parte a questo avvenimento che consolida la pace continentale. Charles-Maurice Talleyrand servì la monarchia di Luigi XVI, poi la Rivoluzione francese nelle sue varie fasi, l'impero di Napoleone Bonaparte e poi di nuovo la monarchia, questa volta quella di Luigi XVIII, fratello e successore del primo monarca servito. Èdouard Bignon all’epoca della missiva era ministro plenipotenziario a Parigi. 4 pagine con testo redatto su 3 e 1/4. Tracce di piegatura.

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        Hints Towards forming the Character of a Young Princess

      London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1805 First edition of Hannah More's ambitious plan of female education, written in response to the popular reception of her Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education (1799) and with Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) in mind. The chapters on correct reading and the choice of books stress the value of reading essay writers such as Addison and Johnson. Contemporary full calf, spines ruled in gilt and blind, sides with lacy blindstamped borders and small gilt floral ornaments in each corner. Two volumes, octavo. Bound without the half-titles. Corners, board edges a bit rubbed, but a near fine set. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden (1774-1844), and with his ink signature on both title-pages.

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

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

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        Recherches Asiatiques, ou Memoires de la Societe Etablie au Bengale.

      De l'Imprimerie Imperiale,, Paris, 1805 - Pour Faire des Recherches sur l'Histoire et les Antiquites, les Arts, les Sciences et la Litterature de l'Asie; Traduits de l'Anglois par A. Labaume. Small 4to. 2 vols. xcvii, 528, 31, 460, 84pp. 44 engraved plates, 2 folding. Some charts, 1 folding. Contemporary full calf, rubbed & hinge slightly cracked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and its Neighbourhood, to Thirty Miles Extent, from an actual Perambulation. 6 volumes, complete

      London: Printed by W. Stratford ., for J. Stratford, 1805-1809, (1805).. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.25 inches). 6 volumes: Vol.I: viii, 652, xvi, with 10 engraved plates, of which 6 are fold-out. Vol.II, 540, xvi, with 11 engraved images on 10 plates, hors-texte, and large fold-out map of London. Vol.III: 640, viii, with 11 engraved plates, hors-texte. Vol.IV: 579, viii, with 37 engraved images on 35 plates, hors-texte, of which one is a fold-out. Vol.V: 476, viii, with 34 engraved plates, hors-texte, including a fold-out map with a clean closed tear along one fold. One plate with small piece missing from margin, and plate of Guildford without margin border to fore-edge (shaving the sky in the illustration). Vol.VI: 632, viii, with 60 engraved plates, hors-texte. Some browning or foxing to plates, as usual. Numerous b/w woodcut illusts in text. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, old rebacks. Marbled endpapers. Many inner hinges strengthened with orange/brown tape. Bookplate of R. G. Hollies-Smith to all front pastedowns. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

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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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        British Synonymy

      1805 - Paris - Parsons and Galignani, 1804 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two volumes including British Synonymy and A Dissertation on Language in General by Piozzi and Kett. Bound in calf leather with gilt lettering and decoration. The two volumes are from Parsons and Galignani's British Library in verse and prose. Hester Lynch Thrale, and after her second marriage, Hester Lynch Piozzi, 17411821, was a British diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century life. Due to her first husband's financial status, she was able to enter London society, as a result of which she met Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Oliver Goldsmith and other literary figures. With her second husband, Hester retired to Brynbella, a specially-built country house on her Bach y Graig estate. Piozzi came to realize that her real strength lay in non-fictional prose; her aspirations were towards history and philology. Her sustained interest in languages, etymology, word play, and punning eventually bore fruit in British Synonymy, or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation (1794). An ambitious work, recalling in its preface her own Welsh origins, it specifically addressed itself to those who, like her husband, found English taxing. (DNB)Henry Kett, 1761 - 1825, was an Englishteacher and writer. He was admitted to Trinity College, Oxford, in 1777 and took a fellowship there in 1784, where he remained for near forty years. He undertook various college offices, was an able and kindly tutor, and an impressive preacher who made no enemies within the college. . . his interests were eclectic and he enjoyed the lighter side of life. As a writer, Kett first venture was poetry, before turning to theories of education, and then a varying number of works, including biographies and travelogues. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges are just starting, and the inner hinges are strained. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing, with slight marks. Internally the pages are generally bright with occasional spots. Thereare nameplateson thefront pastedown, with insitutional ink stamps and ink signatureson the front free-endpapers. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A Selection of Views in the County of Lincoln comprising the Principal Towns and churches, the remains of Castles & Religious Houses and seats of the Nobility and Gentry with Topographical & Historical Accounts of Each View

      London : Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street, 1805. 0. First edition. Well bound in a very good full leather binding. Large 4to. 14.00" x 11.25" x 1.25". Original diced brown calf with elaborate gilt decorated border. Professionally rebacked in a matching style and colour. SPine with 5 raised bands and gilt title: " Views In The County Of Lincoln". All page edges gilt. Elaborate inner gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: Keld Fenwick, Witham Hall; with motto; "Tojours Loyal" . Second armorial engraved bookplate to verso of front free-endpaper: "W. Wells." Hand coloured engraved map (as frontis): "The County Of Lincoln". Printed title page with vignette of St. Leonards Priory, Stamford. Followed by Copper-plate dedication to; Brownlow Bertie, Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven...", dated Jan. 1800. Followed by Subscribers list (4pp.). There are 24 vignettes at the end of some of the description (all with tissue guards). Plus, 53 full-page engraved plates by various artists, all, engraved by Bartholomew Howlett, each with an accompanying leaf of text. Very clean throughout, just an odd brown spot. A well preserved book. ** COPAC states: "Originally issued in parts, 1797-1801, cf. W. Upcott, English topography, I, 558-562." *** " Bartholomew Howlett (1767–1827), was an English draughtsman and engraver. Howlett was born in Louth in Lincolnshire in 1767. He was the son, by his first marriage, of Bartholomew Howlett, a native of Norfolk, who was settled at Louth. Howlett came to London and served as apprentice to James Heath, the engraver. He worked mainly on topographical and antiquarian works. In 1801 he engraved and published A Selection of Views in the County of Lincoln, with seventy-five plates from drawings by Thomas Girtin, John Nash, and others, of which a later edition appeared in 1805. He also executed plates for Wilkinson's Londina Illustrata, Bentham's History of Ely, Frost's Notices of Hull, George Anderson's Plan and Views of the Abbey Royal of St. Denys, the Gentleman's Magazine, and similar works. In 1817 he made a number of drawings for a projected History of Clapham, of which one number only was published." - See Wikipedia . *** Keld Robert George Fenwick was born in 1892. He was the son of Walter Lionel Fenwick and Millicent Montagu. He married, firstly, Gladys Mary Nelson, daughter of Sir William Nelson, 1st Bt. and Margaret Hope, in October 1916. He and Gladys Mary Nelson were divorced in 1924. He married, secondly, Anabel Bertha Greenough in 1925. He and Anabel Bertha Greenough were divorced in 1928. He married, thirdly, Dorothy Kimberley Duncan, daughter of Walter Duncan, in 1929. He died in 1934. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Horse Guards. .

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        Hints Towards forming the Character of a Young Princess

      London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1805 First edition of Hannah More's ambitious plan of female education, written in response to the popular reception of her Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education (1799) and with Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) in mind. The chapters on correct reading and the choice of books stress the value of reading essay writers such as Addison and Johnson. Contemporary full calf, spines ruled in gilt and blind, sides with lacy blindstamped borders and small gilt floral ornaments in each corner. Two volumes, octavo. Bound without the half-titles. Corners, board edges a bit rubbed, but a near fine set. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden (1774-1844), and with his ink signature on both title-pages.

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        Memoirs of Charles Lee Lewes, containing Anecdotes, Historical and Biographical, of the English and Scottish Stages, during a period of Forty Years. Written by Himself. In Four Volumes

      London: Richard Phillips, 1805. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Four volumes. London: Richard Phillips, 1805. First edition. Small 8vo. [viii],223,[1];[iv],222;[iv],231,[1];[iv],276pp. LA&R 3226. Occasional textual browning. Closed tear to fore-edge of volume one title. Slight loss to headcaps of volume IV. A very good copy, neatly bound in later nineteenth century half-morocco by J. Larkins, gilt lettering, blind decoration, raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, matching marbled boards & endpapers. Early twentieth century ownership name to fly-leaf of volume one. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Standing Orders For The Light Horse Volunteers of London & Westminster (Herries own copy!)

      London: I. Gold, 1805. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. Author signed. Herries' own personal copy, signed by him. 8vo. (19cm x 12cm) vii;[1] errata;256; 35 plates. Very Good+ in contemporary red moroccan with double gilt borders and gilt spine titles. Modest rubbing along spine edges and corners. Black ribbon tie, with at approximately 35 folding plates on army rules, exercises and equitation spread throughout the back half of the book. As well, a few blank pages for notes to be written in for updating and additional new information. , This was Herries' own copy, signed by him ' Charles Herries, Col. L.H.V.' on the Standing Orders preliminary page. SIGNED BY COL . CHARLES HERRIES. Spine stamped 'L.H.V. Standing Orders 1805' in gilt. BOOKPLATE of HARRY CALVERT. Harry Calvert (1763?-1826) was at one time the Assistant Adjutant- General and later Adjutant-General of the forces from 1799-1818 and it was under his instigation that a 'Corps of Light Troops' be formed. , Because of their abysmal showing during the War of Independence with the United States of America, the revival of the Light Horse Volunteers as a fighting force of the first rank began in earnest in 1794 primarily under Light Horse Volunteers and was originally commissioned as a second auxiliary force after the militia and 'a man enrolled in them achieved a modest standard of living and moral strength'. Herries was one of 5 men chosen in 1780 to petition the King to increase the strength & money of the L.H.V., became Captain of the first troop in 1794 and wrote this volume of instructions on military equitation, rules and regulations that had been so sadly lacking before. Herries became a Lieut-Col. in 1794 and a full Colonel on 19 July 1797. He died in 1819. Laid in is a small tobacco trade card of a British soldier from the Kinney Tobacco Company. Scarce

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        A TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED TRIBES OF SAC AND FOX INDIANS

      Washington, Printed by William Duane & Son, 1805.. 12pp. Dbd. Near fine. In a half morocco box. The original printing of the important 1804 treaty made between William Henry Harrison and Sac (Sauk) and Fox chiefs at St. Louis, through which the Sauk and Fox were coerced into ceding the greater part of their lands to the United States. Four years before the treaty was signed, William Henry Harrison was appointed governor of Indiana Territory, in which one of his immediate tasks was to obtain minor cessions of Indian territory along the Illinois River. In August 1804 a handful of white squatters were killed in a fight on Sauk and Fox hunting grounds about forty miles north of St. Louis, providing Harrison with an excuse to prosecute a much larger demand in that region. In late October, Quashquame, a minor Sauk chief, and other "head men" of the Sauk and Fox arrived in St. Louis for a council with Harrison, bringing with them one of the accused killers, who was immediately put behind bars. After a week of pleading for his release and drinking heavily at the local grog shops, Quashquame and his delegation were assembled before Harrison on Nov. 3, "confused, intimidated, and either drunk or hung over" (Channick, p.8). To their surprise and befuddlement, the Indians were read the present land treaty, which they were expected to sign that day with their marks. The 2,000- word treaty traded the Sauk and Fox's rights to 23,000 square miles of their lands in present-day Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri, for the "friendship and protection" of the United States together with a one-time payment of goods worth $2,234.50, and annual payments worth $1000. Herbert S. Channick notes in his 1998 ILLINOIS HERITAGE article on the subject that considering "that their winter fur catch was reputed to have brought the Sauk and Fox as much as $60,000 in a single season, the deal was preposterous on its face" (pp.8-9). One of the country's great swindles for Indian lands in the Mississippi Valley, helping set the stage for the Black Hawk War of 1832. An excessively rare document, as are most Indian treaties printed before the burning of Washington in 1814 and the emergence of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817. Two copies are listed between Sabin, Shaw & Shoemaker, and OCLC, at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the British Museum. SABIN 96616. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9638. Herbert S. Channick, "William Henry Harrison Steals Western Illinois From the Sauk and Fox" in ILLINOIS HERITAGE, Vol. I, No. 2, Winter 1998, pp.6-10. DAB VIII, pp.348-52. DAH V, pp.33-34.

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        Johann Friedrich Reichardt's vertraute Briefe aus Paris geschrieben in den Jahren 1802 und 1803. Komplett in 3 Theilen.

      Hamburg, B. G. Hoffmann 1804 - 1805, Zweite verbesserte Auflage. / Braunschweig bei Friedrich Vieweg. - FL0102 Kl.-8°. Drei uniforme marmorierte (Elefantenhaut), neuere Pappbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen Rückenschilden. XVI, 492 (+24 S. Corrigenda); XIV, 422 (+4); XVI, 390 (+2) Seiten. Mit Vorbesitzerstempel "Seniorats-Siegel des v. Watzdorfschen Geschlechts" auf den Titelblättern. Gut erhalten. 1100

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        A History of British Birds

      Newcastle, 1805. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2415 4to. Printed by Edward Walker, for T.Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London. In two volumes, viz Volume 1: The History and Description of Land Birds, and Volume 2: the History and Description of Water Birds. Calf bindings, gilt decoration and titles. All edges marbled. Condition notes: Bindings clean and firm, although leather rubbed along the joints and at the edges, with a little bumping and usage wear. Previous owners' bookplates to front free end paper and front paste down. Pages clean and bright. A firm, sound set.

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        The Beauties of Scotland. [Complete in 5 volumes] Containing a clear and full account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of each county.

      Edinburgh and London:: Thomson Bonar; John Brown; Vernor & Hood; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; et al,, 1805.. First edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine. More than 2,700 pages in total, with c.100 plates, each volume with an additional engraved title, and Volume I with a folding coloured map. Contents mostly very clean and bright. There is some soiling to the prelims of Vol I, but very little elsewhere. A few plates have very pale tidemarks. Vol III has old worm holes to the top margin of many pages, only invading and losing a little text between pages 235 and 294 (see photo). All edges marbled. In new half bindings of green Victorian cloth with marbled boards, with printed paper spine labels. A very attractive set.

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        The Beauties of Scotland... (10 Vols complete)

      Edinburgh & London: Thomson Bonar and John Brown, 1805 All 10 volumes uniformly bound in maroon cloth, a little faded at edges and spines, all edges and corners bumped and worn very slightly. All spines have title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped slightly, varying degrees of browning, some light damp and water stains. Appears as though the original 5 volumes has been split into 10 volumes! 108 of 98 plates called for (10 extra) Vol 1, [6], 272 pp, 9 plates, has the engraved frontispiece acting as the title page. Vol 2, [4], 273-544, 10 plates, has the correct title page. Vol 3, [6], 256 pp, (miss-numbered 356) 9 plates, title page and additional engraved titlepage. Vol 4, no title page, 257-547, 10 plates. Vol 5, engraved titlepage, [2], 272 pp, 9 plates. Vol 6, title page, [4], 273-548 pp, 10 plates. Vol 7, no title page, 272 pp, 10 plates. Vol 8, frontis, engraved titlepage, 273-544 pp, 9 plates inclusive of frontis. Vol 9, titlepage, [2], 548 pp, 12 plates. Vol 10, engraved additional titlepage, titlepage, [7], 274-574 pp, [2], map, 20 plates, hinges weak. Intended as a companion to The Beauties of England and Wales. Forsyth also wrote articles for Encyclopedia Britannica, including ‘Agriculture’, ‘Asia’, and ‘Britain’, also wrote other pieces and re-published some of these in Principles and Practice of Agriculture (2 vols., 1804), Principles of Moral Science in 1805, but the work by which he was best-known is The Beauties of Scotland (5 vols., 1805–8), which was admired not only for its valuable information but for its many engravings of towns and places of interest. See ODNB for a full Biography. (OCLC 2160779) see Lowndes 822.

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        BIBLIOTHECA LANDSDOWNIANA. A CATALOGUE OF THE ENTIRE LIBRARY OF THE LATE MOST NOBLE WILLIAM MARQUIS OF LANDSDOWNE; WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY LEIGH AND S. SOTHEBY

      London: Leigh & Sotheby, [1805].. [2],244pp. Large octavo. Neatly extracted from bound pamphlet volume, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Wanting the terminal leaf (bearing the sale calendar), otherwise a very good copy. The auction catalogue for the printed book portion of the Landsdowne sale, consisting of 6530 lots, with the view commencing on 30 December 1805, and the sale on 6 January and running through the following 30 business days. In spite of criticisms directed against him personally and politically as one of the most unpopular statesmen of his time, Lansdowne, a.k.a. Lord Shelburne, cultivated the friendships of many of the significant figures in the arts and sciences, and as a substantial patron of the arts, assembled a notable library. The sale realized over £6700, according to the DNB, and though a catalogue was issued for a sale of his manuscripts scheduled for April 1807, the collection was acquired by the British Museum en bloc for £4,925 and the auction canceled. DE RICCI, p.66.

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte des Landes Oesterreich ob der Enns

      Lpz./Linz, Eurich/Haslinger 1805-1809.. 4 Bde. 8°. XIV, 607, VI, 1 Bl.; XVI, XLIV, 564, 2 Bll.; XXIV, 453, 1 Bl.; XVI, L, 548 S. Ohne die 3 Portrait-Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Bibliotheksetikett a. d. Vorderdeckeln Bd. 1. Versuch einer Geschichte des Bauernkrieges in Oberösterreich und Anführung des Stephan Fadinger und Achatz Wiellinger. Bd. 2. Zwey historische Abhandlungen nebst einem Anhange von Urkunden. I. Geschichte des Aufruhrs im Hausruckviertel. II. Geschichte der Unruhen, welche Martin Laimbaur im Jahre 1636 im Machlandviertel erregt hat. III. Anhang. Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Urkunden der Klöster Lambach und Garsten. Mit zwey Portraits. Bd. 3. Merkwürdigere Schicksale der Stadt Lorch, der Gränzfestung Ennsburg, und des alten Klosters St. Florian bis zum Ende eilften Jahrhunderts. Nebst einer Sammlung der vorzüglicheren Urkunden der Klöster Gleink und Baumgartenberg. Bd. 4. Geschichte des Kriegsvolkes, welches der Kaiser Rudolf II. im Jahre 1610 zu Passau anwerben ließ. Nebst einer Sammlung der vorzüglicheren Urkunden der Klöster Waldhausen und Wilhering.

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        European commerce, shewing new and secure channels of trade with the continent of Europe : detailing the produce, manufactures, and commerce, of Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany ... as well as the trade of the Rivers Elbe, Weser, and Ems : with a general view of the trade, navigation, produce, and manufactures, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and its unexplored and improvable resources and interior wealth

      London : Printed for W.J. and J. Richardson, Royal Exchange; J. Asperne, Cornhill; J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; and F. Perthes, Hamburg, 1805. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xiv, 651, [1] p : front. (fold. map) tables (part fold.) ; 28 x 23 cm. Notes: "Also ascribed to: William Playfair" - note in N. U. C. Subject: Commerce - Early works to 1800. Commercial products - Early works to 1800. Europe - Commerce. Contemporary calf over marble boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-case with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Minor wear to the board extremities. A very good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets - Plate 110. Le Perroquet Aouro-courouy.

      Paris: Langlois, 1801 - 1805. - Print. 34 x 27 cm. Hand coloured engraved print from Barraband's magnificent work. Small abrasion to the centre of the plate otherwise a lovely example of a rare engraving. Attractively framed and glazed.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        An historical account of the black empire of Hayti, comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo

      A fundamental source of information for the history of 19th century Haiti and Santo Domingo. 1805. London. James Cundee. In 4to (269 mm x 215 mm). XXIII[XXIV] + 467 + 6 ff. Recent half black morocco over cloth backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, very good. An uncut copy ?for the most part-, with only a few foxing spots, else excellent. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece showing Rainsford having a conversation with a soldier of the Black Army ?a very particular military force, created for the sole purpose of the Revolution-, both in very particular attires, a map of Santo Domingo, a plan of the city of the French Cape and nine plates with military and costumes views ?some folding-, made by J. Barlow after the drawings of the author. Of particular interest, is one plate entitled ?The Mode of exterminating the Black Army, as practised by the French?, showing a French soldier about to strike a soldier of the Black Army over a boat and members of the Black Army being destroyed by dogs in the water. Ostensibly a history of the Islands of Hispaniola and Santo Domingo, from their discovery by the Spanish until 1789, including the relations of the religious revolution, the independence of the natives and the black slaves from Africa, the ?Black Armada? and the war with the French Republic. Sabin, 67531. Palau, 246395.

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        Traité des maladies de la bouche, d'après l'état actuel des connoissances en médecine et en chirurgie, qui comprend la structure et les fonctions de la bouche, l'histoire de ses maladies, les moyens d'en conserver la santé et la beauté, et les opérations particulièrs à l'art du dentiste.

      Paris, Duprat-Duverger, 1805. - Gest. Front., gest. Titel, 13 Kupfertaf., (2 Bl.), XVI, 352 S. Hldr. d. Zt. (Rücken und Ecken erneuert). Erste Ausgabe des grundlegenden zahnmedizinischen Handbuchs. - Waller 10631; Wellcome III, 90; Callisen VII, 50; Crowley 846; Poletti 88: 'Opera fondamentale nella storia dentistica. Gariot fu l'inventore dell'Artikulator.' - Hirsch/H. II, 687: 'Jean- Baptiste Gariot. lebte zu Ende des vorigen und Anfang dieses (des 19.) Jahrhunderts als Zahnarzt des Königs von Spanien in Madrid und ist Verfasser eines in der Geschichte der Zahnheilkunde wichtigen Abschnitt bildenden dentistischen Werkes: 'Traité.' - Leicht gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Erstes und letztes leeres Blatt mit Marginalien von alter Hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutschlands Fauna in Abbildungen nach der Nature mit Beschreibungen von Jacob Sturm. V. Abtheilung Die Insecten

      Written by and illustrated by Jacob Sturm, one of the period's best entomological illustrators/engravers, and one of the founders of the Natural History Society in Nurnberg. Published in 23 volumes from 1805 to 1857. The set here is incomplete - 7 of 23 volumes are here plus one volumes worth of plates. We have NOT completely collated these though they appear complete. Many of the plates are black and white, though some are in spectacular color. The collection consists of the following: Vol 1 Published 1805 (plates I-XX only, text missing) Vol 2 Published 1807 [8],1-279 pages + B&W plates XXI - LII bound exlib buckram, dampstaining. Vol 8 Published 1834 [2],[iii]-iv, 170 pages + Plates CLXXXVI-CCIV (plates complete, some hand colored, disbound lacking volume title page). Vol 9 Published 1835 xii, 120 pages + plates CCIII-CCXVI (handcolored) stringbound, remains of paper spine. Vol 10 Published 1836 [4],108 pages (includes index) + plates CCXVI-CCXXVII (handcolored) never bound, untrimmed and uncut. Vol 11 Published 1837 [4], 148 pages + plates CCXXVIII-CCXLIII (handcolored), never bound uncut and untrimmed. Vols 12-19 missing Vol 20 Published 1849 vi, 103 pages + plates CCCLXI - CCCLXXVI (handcolored), never bound uncut and untrimmed. Vol 21 missing Vol 23 Published 1857 [4], 123 pages + plates CCCCIX-CCCCXXIV handcolored, never bound uncut and untrimmed.

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        Bouquet de Digitale, Clematite, Pensee, Tagete, Pivoine, Pavot, et Belle-de Jour, ou Liseron tricolor [Pl. 27]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. Skillfully repaired 4" tear to blank margin. 20 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches. An exquisite plate of a bouquet of foxgloves, clematis, pansies, tagetes, peonies and morning glory 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.

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        Madoc

      Edinburgh: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. and A Constable and Co, 1805 Full brown embossed leather binding, a little worn on the spine and edges, gilt tooling at edges. Spine has been relaid retaining the old, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, gilt tooling to turn-ins, yellow endpapers, small Liverpool binders label to fpd, hinges professionally strengthened, text block edges marbled, engraved titlepage with vignette, some offsetting, (ix), [3], 557 pp, 2 pls, 2 woodcuts, with the usual pagination errors, in two parts Madoc in Wales and Madoc in Aztlan each with its engraved title page, printed by James Ballantyne, Edinburgh, some light browning to page edges, some light foxing. Uncommon. (Sabine 88563. Lowndes 2459. Allibone 2183/960)Southey, poet and reviewer, whose most ambitious publication was Madoc, a long narrative celebrating the civilizing mission of virtuous Europeans in overcoming an inhumane culture in Mexico. He attached particular importance to this poem, regarding his previous work as exercises to prepare him for its composition. See ODNB.

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        The History of Ned Evans. 2 Volumes

      Dublin: P. Wogan, 1805. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Scarce Edition. This is a later issue of Elizabeth Hervey's interesting novel of 1796 on the politics of Ireland, and it displays her sympathy for the United Ireland cause. Hervey (1748-1820) wrote at a time when it was quite unusual for a woman to write on political issues. Bound in contemporary full brown leather with red title label and brown volume number label to spine. The binding is mottled, with bumping and boards of volume 2 starting to split from spine. The binding is still solid, however, and the text blocks are tight. Browning and some foxing to the interior pages otherwise very good. Bookplate affixed to front pastedown to volume 1 and ink ownership signature on title pages of both volumes. Volume 1: 287 pages; Volume 2: 284 pages. LIT/012910 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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

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

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        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.

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth, Law-Bookseller, Fleet-Street, 1805. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: xxxix:(1):390 & xxxi:384:188(appendix), plus substantial unpaginated index. Recent quarter mottled tan calf, spines with raised bands and crimson lettering pieces. Browning to foremargin of title to volume 1, contemporary signature on front fly. Generally very good indeed both internally and externally. The rare 1st edition. The 2nd edition, in 2 volumes, was published in1808; the 3rd edition, in 3 volumes, in 1814.

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        Mahlerische Streifzüge durch die interessantesten Gegenden um Wien. Bde. 1-4 in 2. Mit zahlr. Ill.

      Anton Doll 1805-1808, Wien - l.stockfl., l.berieb., sonst g.e. (Taschenbuch für Freunde schöner vaterländischer Gegenden. Jg. 1-4); Mit Bibliothekssign.; VIII pp., 152 pp., 256 pp.; 256 pp., 260 pp.

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        Tales, by Madame de Montolieu, author of Caroline of Litchfield [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Printed for C. Chapple 1805 - Physical description: 3v. 17cm. Subjects: English literature - Fiction - Miscellaneous. French literature - Fiction Very good copies bound in contemporary speckled calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spines, with gilt-crossed bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Slight suggestion of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Some general surface marks to spine covers. Part of ffep of vol. 2 is torn with no loss. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library Sir John Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Grammar of the Sanscrit Language . Volume 1 [all published]

      - Calcutta: Printed at The Honorable Company's Press, 1805. 4to. (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches). Printed in English and Sanskrit types. xxii, 369, [1], [4]pp. 4pp. errata in rear. (paper toned). Period cloth-backed paper boards, rebacked with leather, spine lettered in gilt. "The first European work to be based on the indigenous linguistic tradition" (ODNB). Colebrooke, a noted Orientalist, first arrived in India in 1782. After several government posts and a diplomatic mission, he devoted himself to the study of Sanskrit and was appointed an honorary professor of Hindu law and Sanskrit at Calcutta's new Fort William College in 1801. Interestingly, the present volume was at one time part of the library of that institution. "[His] principal work . was his Sanskrit Grammar. Though it was never finished it will always keep its place, like a classical torso, more admired in its unfinished state than other works which stand by its side finished, yet less perfect" (Thomas E. Colebrook, The Life of Henry Thomas Colebrook, London: 1872). "Colebrooke's volume stands as a monument marking the beginning of the study of traditional Sanskrit linguistics (vyakarana) by non-Indians, and in due course that study was to bring vyakarana into the global development of linguistics" (ODNB). Brunet 11742 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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