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        COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF HEATHS. The drawings taken from living plants only. With the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth, and time of flowering of each; in Latin and English, Volume 2 only

      London: R. Taylor, for the Author, 1805.. Endpapers and first and last few pages foxed, some slight offsetting from plates, plates are bright and clean and nicely colored. Small ink stamp of the American Museum of Natural History at top of title page and on last page of volume. A good solid copy of a rare work.. Pp. un-numbered descriptive text + 70 of 72 fine hand-colored plates (lacks plate 27 and 35; the descriptive text is present for all plates). Contemporary black calf with six raised bands, over marbled boards, folio.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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      Boston. 1805.. Three volumes. viii,447; vii,412; vi,475pp. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Rubbed at extremities; foot of spine on first and third volumes chipped, likewise head of spine on second volume. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Each volume lightly dampstained. Scattered toning and foxing. Still, a good set, in the original bindings. In tan linen slipcases, gilt leather labels. This excellent account of the events of the Revolution was written by a woman intimate with those prominent in the Revolutionary councils of Massachusetts. Throughout the Revolutionary period, historian, poet, and dramatist Mercy Otis Warren actively corresponded on political matters with numerous leaders including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and especially John Adams, who became her literary mentor in those early years of unrest. In 1805 her literary career culminated with the publication of THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The book's sharp criticisms of Adams - that his passions and prejudices often debilitated his judgment and that he had demonstrated a distinct leaning toward monarchy during his sojourn in England - led to a heated correspondence and a breach in their friendship in 1807. After nearly five years Elbridge Gerry managed to effect a reconciliation between Mercy and Abigail and John. Howes describes this book as the first important historical work by an American woman. "Her history is interesting both for the expert knowledge it reveals of public affairs and for its lively and penetrating commentary upon the leading figures of the day, more especially for the caustic analysis of character and motives among the 'malignant party' who opposed American freedom" - DAB. HOWES W122, "aa." SABIN 101484. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9687. DAB XIX, p.484.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: Printed for W. Pelham, 1805.. 208pp. plus folding frontispiece. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked, gilt backstrip and morocco label preserved. Contemporary ownership signatures on endpapers. Occasional foxing, light even tanning. A good copy. The first book on chess by an American, and the second published in America on the subject. The folding engraved frontispiece details two different views of the chess boards - one showing the course of the numbers and the other illustrating the position of the pieces. Includes detailed instructions for beginners and the author's own theories on strategy. The work is attributed to William Blagrove, a nephew of the publisher and an amateur of the game.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: W. Pelham, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      London. 1805.. Three volumes. xx,238; [2],237; [2],204,[4]pp. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Light wear to extremities. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. Contemporary ownership inscription of Edmund Fanning in each volume. Very good. The first edition of the important narrative of John Turnbull's circumnavigation. "Turnbull, an Englishman, aware of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America, set out for America in 1800 on the MARGARET. Turnbull was the business manager of the expedition. Though the voyage was a financial failure, it did obtain interesting information about the Society, Tonga, and Hawaiian Islands and the discovery of the islands Margaret, Phillips, and Holt in the Tuamotu Archipelago" - Hill. While at Hawaii, they learned of Kamehameha's planned invasion of the island of Kauai, traded at Hawaii, and were briefly off Lahaina, Maui. "This account contains interesting comments on Kamehameha's 'Brick Palace' built by Botany Bay men at that village" - Forbes. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Edmund Fanning in each volume. Fanning, a native of Connecticut, set sail in 1792 for the South Seas in search of seal skins. During the following twenty-five years he made voyages around the world and to the Pacific, visiting Australia, south Georgia, Fiji, Tonga, and the Marquesas. He discovered a number of islands, one of which still bears his name, and wrote several well- known books on his voyages to the Pacific. An excellent association. HILL 1725. FORBES 367. FERGUSON 421.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, 1805.. 271pp., plus folding engraved view, engraved plan, and three folding engraved maps. Errata slip. Early 20th-century three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands. Minor edge wear, spine leather and corners sunned to brown. Scattered foxing, light tanning (more pronounced on the maps). Very good. Untrimmed. First edition of one of the earliest separate historical accounts of Ohio, with Rufus Putnam's map: the first large folding map of the state of Ohio. One of the other maps shows the headwaters of the Ohio, and another shows plats of land that had been appropriated for military service (also featuring the Moravian Indian towns of Shoenbrun, Gnadenhutten, and Salem). This latter map is also attributed to Rufus Putnam, the Surveyor General and the dedicatee of Harris's work. Also included is a plan of the town of Marietta and a birds- eye view of the ancient Indian works on the Muskingum. Harris's journey was undertaken by the author, on doctor's orders, as a cure for "wasting sickness." The cure seems to have worked and the author lived on until 1842, despite the fatalistic final lines of his introduction: " the hopes not of the present, but of the future life, I resign myself." The text is also notable for a particularly early discussion of the petroleum deposits near Pittsburgh. HOWES H233, "aa." SABIN 30515. CLARK II:37. STREETER SALE 831. THOMSON 510.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Journal of a Tour into the Territory Northwest of the Alleghany Mountains; Made in the Spring of the Year 1803. With a Geographical and Historical Account of the state of Ohio. Illustrated with Original Maps and Views

      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring,, 1805. first edition; viii, [9]-271 pp., 4 maps (Map of the Alleghaney, Map of the State of Ohio, Plat of that part of the State of Ohio, Plan of part of Marietta) with all but the last of them folding, folding plate (Bird's eye view of the ancient works on the Muskingum); early marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips but badly worn with sides detached along with front free endpaper, binder's blank, and title, modern private book plate, minor library markings but including small blind stamps, title chipped at upper outside corner and erasure mark causes a few small holes and removes a few letters, general age toning with age staining and browning on all the pictorial matter, the two largest maps also have short tears but no loss; Streeter Sale 831 "This is an interesting early account of travel in eastern Ohio and one of the fir. Photos available upon request.

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        A History of British Birds

      Newcastle: T Bewick, 1805 VG, 3rd & 2nd ed. 2 volumes in contemporary tree calf, slightly marked, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, relaid retaining all the old, decorative gilt tooling, vol numbers in gilt to black calf, titles in gilt to new red calf. Internally, hinges strengthened, no inscriptions, text block edges sprinkled red, demy octavio, both volumes watermarked 1804. Vol 1, Land Birds, 1805, [3], (iv-xxxviii), [1], 2-346 pp, 118 figures of birds, 106 tailpieces, 10 figures in text. Vol 2, Water Birds, 1805, (xxii), [1], 2-400 pp, 101 figures of birds, 136 vignettes. 500 copies of each were printed. (Tattersfield TB1.17. Roscoe 18C & 19) Bewick's national reputation was fully established by his General History of Quadrupeds, published in 1790, and his History of British Birds—land birds in 1797, and water birds in 1804. The inspiration sprang from his great dissatisfaction with the crudely illustrated books of his youth. See ODNB.

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        Carey's American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps and One Chart

      Philadelphia: engraved for and published by Mathew Carey, 1805. Folio. (17 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches). Letterpress title (incorporating a list of the maps) printed on wove paper, otherwise engraved throughout on laid paper. 21 engraved maps (11 double-page, 5 folding, 3 with period hand-colouring in outline). Expertly bound to style in diced russia over the original marbled paper-covered boards, flat spine in compartments divided by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second compartment. An exceedingly rare issue of the first atlas of the United States published in America. This scarce atlas contains the same maps as the first edition of Carey's American Atlas of 1795. Following that first edition, the first atlas of the United States published in America, Carey printed from the same cooper plates used for the 1796 first edition of his General Atlas, adding plate numbers to the upper right corners. Carey would re-issue his General Atlas in 1800 and 1804. Less well known, however, is the fact that he would also reissue the American Atlas in 1800 and 1805. Those issues of the American Atlas contained maps printed subsequent to the 1796 General Atlas, and therefore include the plate numbers from that work, thus explaining the haphazard numbering of the maps. Other than the addition of the plate numbers, the maps are from the same plates and appear to be identical to the first edition maps from the American Atlas of 1795. All the maps are printed on laid paper, and are preceded by a cancel letterpress title on wove. It seems likely, that Carey published this issue of the atlas from his remaining stock of the maps from the 1796 General Atlas with the addition of the cancel title. This would explain the presence of period hand-colouring on some of the maps in this copy, but not all. Although the title states the price of the atlas to be $5 plain and $6 colored, a contemporary ink inscription on the front pastedown suggests the atlas was sold for $4. A second edition of the American Atlas would be published in 1809, containing additional maps. The maps in the present atlas are as follows: 1. The British Posessions in North America ... by Samuel Lewis 1794. Double page, hand coloured in outline 2. The Province of Maine ... by Samuel Lewis, 1794. Hand coloured in outline 3. The State of New Hampshire ... by Samuel Lewis, 1794. Double page, hand coloured in outline 4. Vermont From actual survey ... by Amos Doolittle. Folding 5. The State of Massachusetts ... by Samuel Lewis. Double page 6. Connecticut ... by A Doolittle. Folding 7. The State of Rhode Island ... by Harding Harris. 8. The State of New York ... by Samuel Lewis. 1795. Double page 9. The State of Pennsylvania ... by Samuel Lewis. Double page 10.The State of New Jersey ... compiled by Samuel Lewis. Double page 11. Delaware ... W. Barker, sculp. 12. The State of Maryland ... by Samuel Lewis. Folding 13.The State of Virginia ... by Samuel Lewis. 1794. Double page. 14.The State of North Carolina .. by Samuel Lewis. Double page 15.Tthe State of South Carolina ... by Samuel Lewis. 1795. Double page 16.Georgia ... W. Barker, sculp. 17. Kentucky, reduced from Elihu Barker's large map. W. Barker sculp. Double-page. 18. A Map of the Tennassee State ... taken chiefly from surveys by Genl. D. Smith. & others, J.T. Scott sculp. Double-page. 19. A map of South America. Folding 20. A map of the Discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke ... J.T. Scott, sculp. 21.A Chart of the West Indies ... W. Barker sculp. Folding. The later issues of the first edition of the American Atlas -- i.e. the issues of 1800 and 1805 (as here) -- are very rare. Neither are cited in Phillips or LeGear and we can find no examples of this 1805 issue in the book auction records or OCLC. Howes C135 (seemingly confusing issues of the American Atlas with Carey's American Pocket Atlas); Streeter Sale 79 (1800 issue). This issue not in Phillips or Sabin.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Essai sur le Nivellement

      Nine folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., 218 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled calf, flat spine nicely gilt. Paris: Firmin-Didot & Delance, 1805. First edition, and a very pretty copy, of this popular work on surveying which saw a second edition in 1813. The book was written upon the retirement of Busson-Descars (1764-1825), who had spent 25 years as a practicing engineer and surveyor. He describes a number of surveying instruments, including several of his own invention. The plates are particularly well-engraved and depict in 68 figures various parts of surveying instruments and methods of surveying. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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, First edition of Roscoe's great life of the Medici pope Leo X. Born Giovanni de' Medici, Leo X's papacy (1513 to 1521) had enormous influence on geopolitics in the Age of Discovery. His relationship with King Manuel of Portugal (see previous item) was critical - their relationship was cemented by King Manuel's gift of Hanno, an albino elephant, on Leo's accession to the papacy. The last non-priest to be appointed Pope, he is supposed to have remarked to his brother "since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it": one of the features of his enjoyment was a series of processions round Rome, almost always featuring Hanno in the parade of exotic animals, many of them gifts from the Portuguese monarch.Leo X was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, and a patron of learning and the arts who secured a prominent place in the history of culture. His was a "golden age" but he is also remembered as the pope during whose pontificate Protestantism first took form. There have been several editions of this extensive biography, still the standard life of Leo X, the most recent appearing in 1973.

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        Set of three separate manuscripts, of Pouqueville's travels to Dalmatia, Greece and Albania, from 1805 to 1806

      1805. Set of three separate manuscripts, of Pouqueville's travels to Dalmatia, Greece and Albania, from 1805 to 1806. 8vo. Single-leafs, 85, 15, 15 pages respectively, with pagination and dates. From the Pouqueville family archives, evidently copies transcribed from his travel journals, to preserve his legacy. All text is in French. Scant few leafs with wear to bottom edge, otherwise the lot in lovely condition, crisp and bright, written in a neat hand. Together with a certificate naming Poucqueville as the recipient, dated 3 August 1824, from the 'Societas Scientiarum Physicarum et Medicarum ad Rhenum Inferiorem' (The Society of Sciences, in Bonn, Germany). It is appears that this is his membership certificate. Official document in Latin, bearing the signatures of three scholars, and an embossed paper seal. Measures 50cm x 41cm. Split at folds, otherwise in good condition, bright and clean. Contained in a period writing case for extra protection. Provenance, Pouqueville family. The first and most substantial manuscript, finds Pouqueville sailing along the Adriatic Sea, specifically on 30 November 1805, at Ragusa, now Dubrovnik in Croatioa, the day of a grand festival. The majority of the 85 pages are devoted to describing the Republic of Ragusa, which existed from 1358 to 1808, and which now forms southern Croatia. Pouqueville's travels took place in a tumultuous time for that country, under the protection of the Ottoman Empire, though also under a long siege by the Russian fleets, and an invasion of the French, eventually being conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte's Empire of France in 1808. He is travelling with René Bruere-Desrivaux, French consul to Republic. Pouqueville immerses himself into the details of the Republic's history, nobility, and sociology, describing in detail the distinct classes and the roles or plight of women, its government, religion, even cuisine. He further describes physical sights such as ancient fortresses and edifices, civilian architecture, splendid mountains, valleys and vineyards, so forth. He states that he is making [separate] detailed geographical notes to be brought to the French cartographer to the Minister of War Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage. Pouqueville travels on several a privateers, including one to Gravosa (Gruz, St. Croce) where he dines with the captain who is bringing prisoners to the German emperor. One cannot help but to notice his ease with the maruaders, indicative of how very commonplace they were in society. He lists and describes eleven ports in the Republic of Ragusa, and on December 16, departs for an inland sojourn, where he first describes the Ombla or Trebisnjica River in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We also find remarks on the Narente River in the Balkans. The travel account is dispersed with details of the war theatre during the European Age of Revolution, as he is apprised of advancements in the war. Specifically interested in the progress of the French, naturally, he is also concerned of Russian movements, on which he speculates throughout. For example, an entry dated 24 December 1805, details the numbers of men capable of taking up arms in Montenegro, Albania, and Herzegovina, to mobilize the conscription of insurrection. He also briefly explains the internal division in Montenegro. Clearly a cogitative man with abundant gleanings to remember and bestow, he mentions on occasion, that he is writing of his time in prison at Constantinople in 1798, as hostage of the Turks in Ottoman Greece, as well as other earlier travels and experiences. On 16 January 1806 he presents the itinerary as he departs Ragusa, bound for Travnik, Bosnia, the final ten pages forming an account of the journey. Documentation of this journey ends 18 January 1806, with confirmation that he and Mr. Bruère have been allowed entry into Constantinople, where they may see the notoriously cruel anti-Turk warmonger, Czerni George. .

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        Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing

      London: John Nichols for Edward Orme,, 1805-6. 2 parts in 1 volume, folio (475 × 330 mm). Recently bound to style in eighteenth-century half diced russia, marbled boards, matching russia patch label with gilt title to the upper board. Engraved Address to the first part with decorative head- and tailpiece, that to the second letterpress, with an engraved border of flags. The first part has 17 plates, 12 of them engraved, the other 5 aquatint, one printed in sanguine, 2 in sepia and one with hand-colour; the second part with 24 aquatinted plates, 7 of them coloured. The title page to the first part is an early issue with the title corrected to "Liber Nauticus" with an overslip pasted over the final "m" of the second word, and slip "End of the First Part", pasted in at the end of the description of the plates on p.16. Watermarks, where present, are for 1802. Some light marginal finger-soiling, a couple of short edge-splits, but overall an excellent copy. First edition. An excellent copy of probably the grandest English naval aquatint book, eight of the plates here being coloured, in Abbey's copy only plate XVII was coloured. Dominick and John Thomas Serres were father and son. The father was born at Auch in Gascony, and educated at the famous Benedictine academy in Douai, being intended for the clergy. However, he ran away to sea, shipping as a common seaman to South America, and eventually becoming master of a ship trading with Havana. He was captured by a British frigate and brought to England, where he met the marine artist Charles Brooking, being much influenced by his work. "In 1765 Serres became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, with which he exhibited for two years. On the establishment of the Royal Academy in 1768 he was chosen one of the foundation members, and was a constant contributor up to the time of his death. Between 1761 and 1793 he exhibited eight works at the Society of Artists, twenty-one at the Free Society, and 105 at the Royal Academy" (ODNB). He was briefly marine painter to George III. John Thomas Serres was trained by his father and succeeded him as marine painter to the King, and to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV "the Sailor King." He was also a regular contributor to the Royal Academy, for the first time at the precocious age of 17, and on the title page here is described as 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty.' He "worked skilfully in various media but, while his accuracy in ship depiction was akin to that of his father, John Thomas Serres was inclined to over-dramatize weather conditions … He is, however, more extensively represented at the National Maritime Museum than his father." The book was "intended to assist his students" at the Chelsea Naval School, and it is interesting to note that the plates in the first section, which are all after John Thomas, are in the main comprised of ship details and simply-engraved ship portraits of various types of vessel. The more complexly composed aquatint plates of the second part, showing shipping in a variety of naturalistically-rendered, recognizable settings - for example plate XXXI depicts A Schooner with a View of New York, and XXXVIII A Polacca with a View of Strombouli - are all after Dominick. Entirely in keeping with the nautical subject matter, the book has been bound using reindeer russia salvaged from the Danish brigantine Metta Catherina, which sank off Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound in 1786.

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds

      London,: Darton and Harvey, 1805.. Two volumes, large quarto, with 84 engraved images ; contemporary green straight-grained morocco, ornately decorated in gilt and blind with borders and panels to sides and spines, central motif of a deer on a black leather lozenge within a gilt cartouche. A delightful copy of this well-illustrated zoology, in a beautiful contemporary binding. This copy comes from an important early Australian colonial library, with the bookplates of Thomas Potter McQueen (1791-1854), the early settler in the Upper Hunter where his property 'Aberdeen' was developed in the 1820s. McQueen was a significant figure in the Aberdeen area, and a vocal advocate for the colony of New South Wales.The fine zoological publication is illustrated with 84 copper-engraved images by James Tookey after designs by Julius Ibbetson. They vividly depict animals in their natural habitat. The description and image of the Flying Opossum are credited to White's Journal and to Shaw's Naturalist's Miscellany and Church notes that 'this animal has not long been added to the catalogue of quadrupeds'. The fine image of the "Kanguru" depicts the mob then successfully 'living in the Royal Garden at Kew, where they breed, and appear quite naturalised...'. There is a quite extensive 4-page description of the animal, with the remark that 'it is to the indefatigable ardour and enterprising spirit of Sir Joseph Banks that we are indebted for our first acquaintance with this most singular quadruped'.The accomplished wildlife and landscape painter Ibbetson (Yorkshire, 1759-1812) enjoyed an early success as an artist, from the age of 17, and exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1785. He continued to exhibit until his death and was considered one of the best painters of his time. The engraver James Tookey (active 1800-1830) specialized in landscapes, portraits and animals.Graesse, I/153; Nissen, 886.

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      Vincenzo Orsini,, Napoli, 1805 - Volume in 4° antico, legato in mezza pelle (piatti foderati in carta marmorizzata recente, pelle un po' consumata), titolo inciso al dorso ornato in oro a scomparti, sguardie, frontespizio, dedicatoria alla Contessa Ginevra Loffredo, VIII, 248 pp., bianca finale. Rara opera dello scrittore e storico potentino, eccezionale per le notizie che da essa si possono trarre sull'antica città. Affascinante cavalcata attraverso il tempo e gli abitanti di quelle terre raccontati nelle vicende storiche che li ebbero come protagonisti, dall'antico splendore lucano all'epoca dell'autore, accompagnato il tutto da una precisa descrizione delle fonti bibliografiche e dalla trascrizione degli antichi marmi potentini. Davvero interessante per i molteplici spunti e per le notizie difficilmente reperibili in altre opere. Una chiara gora alle prime ed ultime carte, un rinforzo con tassello in carta all'indice e rinforzo in carta d'epoca al frontespizio, piccole e marginali tracce di tarlo alle ultime sei carte. Edizione originale, in più che buono stato generale e di notevole importanza.

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

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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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        Histoire Naturelle des Tangaras, des Manakins et des Todiers.

      Paris, Garnery/ Delachaussée, An XII (1805-1807). Large-Folio (535 x 342mm). With 72 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments, sides with gilt borders and corner pieces, inside dentelles, edges gilt. First edition of this eminent publication on the South American bird-genus Tangara (Tanagers). It belongs to the finest natural history books being published in France in the early nineteenth century. Its attractive plates are after drawings by Pauline de Courcelles (Madame Knip), printed in colour by Rousset and finished by hand. The accompanying text contains diagnoses of the birds in Latin and French language, synonyms, descriptions, information of the geographical occurence, and other interesting data. A particularly beautifully coloured copy in an attractive binding. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of G.S. Foljambe. Anker 116; Fine Bird Books 70; Nissen IVB, 238.

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können.

      Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers (& Nicolai'sche Buchhandlung), 1805-1837. 13 volumes. 4to (270 x 225mm). With 1 lithographed portrait and 624 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, new spines with red gilt lettered label. One of the finest German works on medical plants. Gottlob Friedrich Hayne (1763-1832) was a German botanist and pharmacist as well as professor of pharmaceutical botany in Berlin and a contemporary of C.L. Willdenow. Hayne published several botanical works of which some together with Friedrich Guimpel. The present work of which the plates according to Stafleu are 'beautifully coloured... showing only one species (mostly phanerogams; some cryptogams)' is Hayne's major work. After Hayne's death volume 12 and 13 were edited by J.F. Brandt and J.T. Ratzeburg. The elaborate plates are almost all by Friedrich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist and engraver and professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Guimpel illustrated some of the finest botanical works of the period such as Willdenow's impressive work 'Hortus Berolinensis'. Six years after volume 13 had been published J.F. Klotzsch brought out 24 lithographed plates, as a kind of supplement. This supplementary volume remained unfinished and is mostly not present. Added in contemporary writing a 12 page register to the complete work. Some marginal foxing. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Nissen BBI, 815; Stafleu & Cowan 2508.

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        Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée, faites dans l'océan Atlantique, dans l'intérieur du nouveau continent et dans la Mer du Sud pendent les années 1799 ... 1803...

      Paris, Levrault, Schoell et Comp. XIII-1805. 4to (331 x 250mm). pp. viii, vi, 7-406, 305-344, with 30 engraved plates of which 17 beautifully handcoloured. Later green half calf, gilt ornamented spine in 5 compartments. Early issue of the first volume of two. Löwenberg states that there are two very different issues of the first volume and Fiedler and Leitner 4.5.2 list an almost identical copy as we offer. The more commonly found issue is the one dated 1811. The monographs are numbered 1 to 13 and supplemented by 2 monographs published in the 1811 edition with the pages numbered 305 to 344. The first volume here offered is almost identical, apart from new type setting, to the first volume of the 1811 edition and contains the same number of plates. It contains the following monographs: I. Sur l'os Hyoïde et le Larynx des oiseaux, des singes et du crocodile pp. 7-26 ; II. Sur une nouvelle espèce de singe, trouvée sur la pente orientale des Andes pp. 27-32, (1), plus a leaf of 'Additions'; III. Sur l'Eremophilus et l'Astroblepus, deux nouveaux genres de l'ordre des Apodes pp. 49-38; IV. Sur une nouvelle espèce de Pimelode, jetée par les volcans du Royaume de Quito pp. 39-46; V. Essai sur l'histoire naturelle du Condor, ou du Vultur Gryphus de Linné pp. 47-77; VI. Sur une nouvelle espèce de Gymnote de la rivière de la Madeleine pp.78-80 ; VII. Observations sur l'Anguille électrique (Gymnotus Electricus, Lin.) du Nouveau Continent pp. 81-148 ; VIII. Recherches anatomiques sur les reptiles regardés encore comme douteux par les naturalistes; faites à l'occasion de l'Axolotl, rapporté par M. de Humboldt du Mexique, par M. Cuvier pp. 149-196; IX. Insectes de l'Amérique Équinoxiale recueillis pendant le voyage de MM. De Humboldt et Bonpland et décrits par M. Latreille. pp. 197-283; X. Sur la respiration des Crocodiles. Par A. De Humboldt pp. 284-293; XI. Des Abeilles proprement dites, et plus particulièrement des insectes de la même famille qui vivent en société continue, et qui sont propres à l'Amérique Méridionale (Mélipones et Trigones) pp. 294-343 ; XII. Insectes de l'Amérique Équinoxiale, recueillis pendant le voyage de MM. De Humboldt et Bonpland et décrits par P.A. Latreille, (suite). pp. 344-397; XIII. Sur un ver intestin trouvé dans les poumons du Serpent à sonnettes, de Cumana, par A. De Humboldt pp. 398-406; Sur les Singes qui habitent les rives de l'Orénoque, du Cassiquiare et du Rio Negro, par A. De Humboldt pp. 305-335; Sur les Singes du Royaume de la Nouvelle-Grenade et des rives de l'Amazone, par A. De Humboldt pp. 336-344. The first zoology volume of Humboldt's great survey of Central and South America, 'Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent fait en 1799-1804'. This massive work, published in 34 volumes over 25 years, covered natural history, economy, ethnography, and archaeology. 'The expedition to South America and Central America in the years 1799 to 1804 by Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Aimé Jacques Alexander von Bonpland (1773-1858) has long been accepted as the most important ever made to America, because its results, based upon study by many specialists of the immense quantity of specimens and observations relating to botany, zoology, geology, geography and history which they amassed with almost incredible industry and often under great difficulty, were... made available within a comparatively short time afterwards... Humboldt and Bonpland journeyed into regions then little known or never before scientifically investigated? (Stearn, Humboldt and Bonpland's 'Voyage aux Régions équinoxiales'). The outstanding plates were engraved and printed in colours by the firm of Langlois, who was responsible for Redouté's finest publications. The engraving was done by Bouquet and Coutant from drawings by Barraband and Huet, who in turn based their work on Humboldt's sketches. BM (NH) II pp. 890-1 (with a full list of contents); Nissen ZBI, 2048; Löwenberg, Alexander von Humboldt 111; Fiedler & Leitner, Alexander von Humboldt... 4.5.2.

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        Fruitkundig woordenboek, behelzende all hetgeen betrekking heeft tot de kennis en het huishoudelijk gebruik der verschillende soorten van fruiten; tot het aankweeken, veredelen, snoeijen en behandelen van vruchtboomen; tot het aanleggen van broeibakken, trekkassen en oranjehuizen enz. Gevolgd naar het hoogduitsch van J.C. Christ en verrijkt met het wetenwaardigste uit het op last van het Engelsch Gouvernement uitgegeven werk van W. Forsijth.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1805-1806. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (220 x 130 mm). pp. viii, 483, (1); pp. (6), 517, with 18 (17 folded) plates. Publisher's red speckled boards, spines with printed label (preserved in 2 recent boxes). A Dutch translation of J.L. Christ's 'Pomologisches theoretisch-practisches Handwörterbuch', Leipzig 1802 and it "has an appendix headed 'All that is worth knowing from the book by W. Forsyth, published [sic] by the British Government'" (Janson, Pomona's Harvest p. 239). J.L. Christ wass the leading German pomologist of his time. A very fine unopenend copy in its publisher's boards. Rehder, The Bradley Bibliography III, p. 139.

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        Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1805, celebradas en la Villa de Salinas de Añana, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Santiago López de Mezquía y Don Andrés Lorenzo de Lezana. [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Santa Catalina de 1805, celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Andrés Lorenzo de Lezana y Don Santiago López de Mezquía. [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias del mes de Mayo de 1806, celebradas en la Villa de Salvatierra, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Andrés de Bárbara y Don Joseph García de Andoin. [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Santa Catalina de 1806, celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Joseph Joaquín de Salazar Sanchez Samaniego, Señor de la Villa de Arlucea, y Secretarios Don Joseph García de Andoin y Don Andrés de Bárbara. [Junto con:] JUNTAS Generales Extraordinarias celebradas por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava en la ciudad de Vitoria los días 19, 20 y 21 de Diciembre de 1806. [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de 1807, celebradas en la Villa de Elciego, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Pedro Ramón de Echeverria, y Secretarios Don Lorenzo Beltran de Guebara y Salazar y Don Ponciano Ruiz de Azua. [Junto con:] Decretos hechos por esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Álava en sus Juntas Generales Ordinarias de Santa Catalina de 1807, celebradas en la ciudad de Vitoria, siendo Diputado General de ella el Señor Don Pedro Ramón de Echeverria, y Secretarios Don Ponciano Ruiz de Azua y Don Lorenzo Beltran de Guebara y Salazar.

      Vitoria, por Baltasar Manteli, Impresor de esta Muy Noble y Muy Leal Provincia de Alava, 1805-1806-1807. Todo en un volúmen en folio; 2 hs., 115 pp. + 1 h., 133 pp. + 2 hs., 79 pp. + 2 hs., 215 pp., más 6 hs. sin paginar + 78 pp. más 28 pp. con las Juntas Particulares Extraordinarias de 4, 13 y 14 de Febrero de 1807 + 2 hs., 50 pp. + 3 hs., 118 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con tejuelo impreso en papel "Minutas de 805-806-807"

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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 livraison. Each livraison included five to six plates, each with illustrations of six or nine of the insects described in the text, and it is on these sketches rather than actual specimens that Palisot?s species are often recognized". (Biographical sketch contributed by Don Thomas, USDA, Weslaco, Texas). The copy is uncut and preserved in its original disbound leaves and was never bound. Some margins a bit dusty and a few plates slightly browned. 16 plates show butterflies. Nissen ZBI, 3036; Ekema, Teyler, 267 'magnifique ouvrage'; Junk, Bibliographia Coleopterologica (Berlin 1912), 2580 'Tres-rare'.

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        Portrætter 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 portrætter udført af Lahde i tidlige tryk og 1 kobberst. vignet. Indbundet helt ubeskåret. i ét samtidigt halvlæderbind 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 sjældne supskription-plan, hvor Lahde bekendtgør at der årligt vil blive udgivet 4 hefter. Der kom dog kun disse seks hefter. Ifølge tilskrift på bindets inderside af antikvarboghandleren Volmer Rosenkilde stammer bogen fra Biblioteket på Gjorslev.Bibl. Dan. III, 934

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        The History of the Discovery and Settlement - To the Present Time, of North and South America, and of the West Indies

      Samuel Stansbury and Co. New York 1805. Very Good Hardcover Half-Leather binding. Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Stain on pages 10-25.; 4.5" x 7.75"; 383 pages

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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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        Poetiske Skrifter. 2 Deele.

      Kbh., 1805. Rent ekspl. på skrivepapir indb. i 2 ensartede overdådige helldrbd. af rød oaseged m. grønne tome- og titelfelter på rygge. Romantisk rygforgyldn., forgyldte blomster-bordurer på alle permer, indvendig forgyldte bordurer, alle kanter af permer samt de fladstrøgne kapitæler forgyldte. Indlagt i velourforet kassette udformet som et skrin, m. metallukning. "Skrinet" af brun-sort skind. Bindene sign. Anker Kyster.. Originaludgave

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        Catalogus librorum impressorum bibliothecæ regiæ academiæ Upsaliensis.

      I-II. Uppsala, Stenhammar et Palmblad, (1805)-14. 4:o. (2),LXVIII,164,155-56,167-690,(2),691-1040 + (2),147,158-59,150-384 s. Första delen med en grav. titelvinjett föreställande Gustavianum. Två lätt nötta gedigna halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt blindpressade ryggar och stänkta snitt (Hedberg). Enstaka lager- och småfläckar, mer på s. 275-78 och 1009 i del I. Liten bläckfläck i yttersta hörnet på s. XIII-XX, underligt feltryck med mindre textförlust på s. 111, lagade revor, mest i inre marginalen, på s. 490-95, 651-58 och 974-75, litet hål med en bokstavs förlust på s. 605, liten fläck i texten på s. 953-56 och 987 i del I. Mindre fläckar på s. 9, 16 och 32 samt lagade revor på s. 76-77 i del II. Med en del blyertsanteckningar och markeringar av Per Hierta, inte minst om bibliotekets inkunabler, och hans namnteckning i bläck på försättsbladen.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2810. Utan det gemensamma smutstitelbladet för del I som var tänkt att kasseras och som inte heller nämns av Almquist. Även deltitelbladen i del I saknas i detta exemplar och deltitelbladet till del II är inbundet på fel plats för att möjliggöra bindningen av verket i två lika tjocka volymer. Katalogen upptar både svenska och utländska arbeten tryckta före 1797. Detta är fortfarande Uppsala universitetsbiblioteks huvudkatalog, även om de supplerande kort- och datorkatalogerna med tiden blivit mycket omfattande

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        The History of the Discovery and Settlement - To the Present Time, of North and South America, and of the West Indies

      Very Good Hardcover Half-Leather binding. Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Stain on pages 10-25.; 4.5" x 7.75"; 383 pages

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        Tableau des aranéïdes, ou caractéres essentiels des tribus, genres, familles et races que renferme le genre Aranea de Linné, avec la désignation des espèces comprises dans chacune de ces divisions.

      8°. 2 n.n. Bl., XII, 84 S., 4 n.n. S. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle und 9 gestochenen Tafeln. Halbldederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Nissen ZBI 4318. - Erste Ausgabe der detaillierten und verfeinerten Nomenklatur der Spinnen. Exemplar mit dem Stempel der Genfer Spinnenforscher "Henri de Saussure" und "Roger de Lessert". Mit einem handschriftlichen Schenkungsvermerk de Saussures auf dem Vorsatz. - Papier durchgehend, zu Beginn stärker stockfleckig. Einband am oberen Kapital leicht angerissen und Ecken bestossen.

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        An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk,containing...

      Second Edition. 4to (title cont.)..A Description of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the Foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chanteries, and other Religious Buildings.. Also An Account of the antient and present state of all the Rectories, Vicarages, Donatives and . Likewise an Historical Account of the Castles, Seats and manors.... Collected out of Ledger-Books, Registers. 11 volumes. Printed for William Miller in London between 1805 and 1810. A Monumental Work by Francis Blomefield and continued after his death in 1752, by Charles Parkin.36 plates - many folding - they include maps of Norwich, Kings Lynn and 'Marshland Norfolk ', several of churches and monuments and also pedigrees and coats of arms.pp: 548;559;671;580;527;521;520;548;529;479;402 + 83 General index. Each volume has its own index. In original half calf over marbled boards with twin labels and raised bands. The marbling is worn and while the binding in each volume is tight and secure, in volumes 1,4& 8, it has parted from the casing. There is some foxing mainly associated with the plates and prelims. The set has been collated and is complete. Walter Rye in his 'Index of Norfolk Topography' notes that 'Blomefield was a lucky man, in not only having great help in his work, but in having access to the vast collections made by Le Neve, Tanner, Martin, and others. He was indeed himself a very diligent collector and sorter of deeds and local information, but little more; ...such of his work as he completed for the press before he died is..infinitely superior to that compiled almost entirely from his materials by The Rev. Charles Parkin, who did what little he did badly."

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        Saggio sulla cagione delle forze di gravità e projezione aggiuntovi un?idea sulla direzione del pallone fondata su di una nuova costruzione del medesimo

      Raimondi Napoli, Raimondi, 1805. In 16mo; 5cc.n.nn., pp.188, 2cc.n.nn. Tracce d?umido al frontespizio ed alle prime carte. In fine tavola spieghevole incisa in rame. Cart. mod. Prima ed unica edizione. Interessante analisi sulle forze centripete e centrifughe del sistema terrestre e su alcuni particolari fenomeni celesti. In appendice un?originale ed innovativa proposta sulla forma da dare ai palloni aerostatici per governare la direzione. Raro. Boffitto, 145.

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        Delle Leggi Siciliane intorno alla Pesca.

      Palermo, Stamperia Reale, 1805. In 8vo, pp. 279 (con Indici, Errata Corrige e il "Prospetto dell'Opera intitolata Dritto Georgico - Sicolo dell'Avvocato Francesco di Paola Avolio), modesta bross. orig. in percallina con piatti rivestiti in carta marmorizz. e titolo oro al dorso. Prima rarissima compilazione di quest'opera dell'avvocato Francesco Avolio di Paola (1763 - 1838), censita in unico esemplare in una sola biblioteca italiana. Esemplare in originale ma modesta legatura in cartonato marmorizzato con il rivestimento del dorso in percallina. Rivestimentodel dorso allentato e alcune tracce d'uso alla legatura, modestissimo foxing solo a pochissime carte, una piccola mancanza della carta al foglio delle pp. 91 recto e 92 verso ha omesso un paio di parole. Peraltro trattasi di esemplare completo, pulito e molto ben conservato in tutto il suo insieme (Mira, I, pp. 64).

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        Svenska lafvarnas färghistoria eller sättet att använda dem till färgning och annan hushållsnytta. Första bandet.

      Stockholm, Carl Delén, 1805-[09]. XV + 32 + 292 + 23 + 295-338 + 11 + 1 blank + VIII + (1) + 1 blank s. + 25 handkolorerade planscher. Mycket hårt nött och defekt samtida skinnryggband där ryggen och bakpärmen har lossnat. Pärmpapperet är avskavt och har lossnat. 25 X 14,5 cm. Lös i bindningen, de flesta planscherna har lossnat. Titelbladet och följande sida med stor fuktfläck. Planscherna är i gott skick. Enligt gamla anteckningar har verket tillhört Häverö kyrka och socken. Inbindningsobjekt,. Allt som utkom

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      Courcier In-8 gr. (mm. 254x196), cartonato coevo (con abras.), filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. XXIV,318,(4) + XVI ?Tables géodésiques? in 24 cc.nn.; il vol. è ben illustrato da 10 interessanti tavv. inc. in rame, f.t. e più volte ripieg., ciasc. con una o più figg. ?Exposition des méthodes astronomiques et trigonométriques, appliquées soit à la mesure de la Terre, soit à la confection du canevas des Cartes et des Plans?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,IV,963 che cita altre ediz. Con numer. timbri di apparten., solo prime 4 cc. ingiallite, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Collection des Écrits Politiques, Littéraires et Dramatiques de Gustave III, Roi de Suiède; suivie de sa Correspondance.

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

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      1805. KNIGGE, Adolf Franz Friedrich. PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL LIFE; or, the art of conversing with men: after the German of Baron Knigge. By P. Will. Lansingburgh [NY]: Published by Penniman & Bliss; Troy: O. Penniman & Co. Printers, 1805. First American edition. Octavo. xxxii,368 pp. Contemporary full leather binding, morocco label and gilt fleurons on spine. Contemporary ink ownership on ffep. and t.p, small ink notes in margins, ink notes and tipped-in newspaper clippings on pastedowns. Binding is sound though rubbed on edges, lightly soiled, with an old repair on the upper board, which is slightly bowed too. Text is clean. Adolf Franz Friedrich Knigge (1752-1796), a German philosopher and writer, under the name "Philo," was one of the most active members of the Illuminati, a mutual moral and intellectual improvement society founded by Adam Weishaupt, and which later became affiliated to the Freemasons. This work is an English language translation of Knigge's most poular work, Ueber den Umgang mit Menschen (1788), in which he lays down rules to be observed for a peaceful, happy and useful life. (Shaw & Shoemaker 8743).

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        The Tales of the Genii; Or, The Delightful Lessons of Horam the Son of Asmar

      London: James Wallis, 1805. Later edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 Volumes. 8vo. xliv,368;432pp. Illustrated with two engraved frontispieces and twelve full page engraved plates. Contemporary full calf binding almost certainly by Edwards of Halilfax. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, the compartments intricately gilt, and with black leather lettering pieces, gilt. The boards stained, onlaid and tooled in panels with a central urn and with gilt and blind rolls on the borders; gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Hinges neatly mended; headcaps,tailcaps and corners worn; rubbing with some loss of onlay else a good set with fine text blocks. The plates were drawn by W. M. Craig and engraved by several hands. 'Translated from the Persian by Sir Charles Morell', though the tales, modeled on the 'Arabian Nights', were actually written by James Ridley under the pseudonym of Charles Morell. See ESTC T70073 for the 1764 edition. The evidence for this being a an Edwards binding is that it has typical Edwards features; indeed, Maggs cat. 1075 and also NIxon's Oldaker Collection of Birtish Bookbindings show calf bindings attributed to the Edwards bindery using tools apparently identical to those on this binding.

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        [Cherries] [Bleeding Heart; Ox-Heart; Maple-Heart] [Pl. IX]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 'July 1st 1805' [but watermarked 1817]. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. Good condition, with two expert repairs to the margins. 16 1/4 x 12 3/8 inches. 20 1/2 x 16 3/8 inches. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art.As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath.'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        A Northern Summer; or Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Preussia, and Part of Germany, in the Year 1804.

      London Richard Phillips 1805. XI, 480 pp. Illustrated with 11 plates. Later elegant half calf (G. Hedberg, Stockholm). Prev. owner's bookplate mounted on inside of front board. Old signature on titlepage (Robert Moore). First blank leaf missing as often. Stains to some pages, but over all nice and bright pages. In good condition

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        Danske Nationale Klædedragter - Dänische National Kleidertrachten.

      (København, ca. 1805-08). 4to. Varierende bladstørrelser. Trykflade ca. 20x15 cm. Med 59 kobberstukne og håndkolorerede dragtplancher samt 6 tillægsplancher i tusch og akvarel. Alle med dansk og tysk tekst under billedet. Indlagt i bogæske af helshirt.. Af største sjældenhed. Der udkom i alt 72 blade af denne, Danmarks første arbejde om vore nationaldragter, men en komplet serie kendes kun i ganske få eksemplarer - kun et eksemplar forefindes i offentlige biblioteker (UB, mens eksemplaret i KB ikke er fuldstændigt). Titlen kendes kun fra de 12 hefteomslag, som medfulgte udgivelsen, de er ikke til stede her. Rieter og Senn, som begge var født og uddannet i Schweitz, ankom til København i 1804, de gjorde dragtstudier på Sjælland, på Vesterhavsøerne og i Holsten. Serien af dragtplancher er opdelt i 2 afdelinger, den første viser københavnske (med Amager) og sjællandske dragter, mens den sidste gengiver sønderjydske (Holsten og de nordfrisiske øer). Denne sidste afdeling med ialt 37 plancher foreligger her komplet, og blev genudgivet 1909 af Karl Häberlin i "Volkstrachten der nordfriesischen Inseln". Rieter forlod København allerede i 1805, således måtte Senn fuldføre udgivelsen. Antageligt har Senn udført de fleste af tegningerne. De medfølgende 6 originale akvarel-plancher supplerer serien, således at den omfatter ialt 65. (Disse kopier fra Det 19.årh. har flg. numre hos Krohn: 13,17,23,32,34 og 35).An extremely scarce series of the first Danish work on National Costumes, only known in a few copies.Bibl. Danica II: 1080 (incomplete) - Colas: 2557 (only 56 plates). - Krohn: 873-944

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        Exposition des familles naturelles et de la germination des plantes. I-II

      Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1805. Two volumes, (4) + 512 p. + 72 engraved plates;(4) + 473 + (1) p. + 45 engraved plates. Complete with totally 117 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Owner´s signature (R. Santesson). Label (Alfred Déséglise). Edges are uncut. Tear in title page second volume. Interior and plates are in very good condition. The spines rubbed at top and bottom

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        Deutschlands gemuese. mangoldarten. gezeichnet und geaezt von johann samuel winterschmidt dem juengsten.

      Nürnberg, F.S. Winterschmidt dem Jüngsten, 1805. 4to (242 x 180mm). pp. (4), iv, 14, with 14 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half cloth. A superbly illustrated monograph on beet. The work was intended to cover more vegetables but this is all published. The edition of the work must have been very small as we have never seen or had a copy of the present work. Winterschmidt is a well known Nürnberg family of artists, publishers and printdealers. The colouring of the plates is outstanding. Nissen BBI, 2176; Ludwig. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert p. 390.

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        Annals of Commerce, Manufactures, Fisheries, and Navigation,

      with Brief Notices of the Arts and Sciences Connected with them. Containing the Commercial Transactions of the British Empire and Other Countries.., First Edition, 4 volumes royal quarto, 719; 738; 728; iv, 550 + c.200pp appendix and index, good contemporary half calf, marbled boards, binding skilfully restored, an excellent copy, London, Nichols, 1805. Goldsmith 19000; Kress B.4939. Considered by Williams to be 'important' (I, 386) and by Palgrave (1926) to be 'a leading authority.' The middle two volumes are essentially an edition of Anderson's History of Commerce but the final volume carries the history from 1760 to 1801 - one of the most vital periods of all. 'The book displays much labour and original research, and has been generally accepted as a leading authority on the subjects dealt with, especially in the latter years chronicled'. -Palgrave, II, 661. Photograph available on request.

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        Hydrografisk beskrifning öfwer Wenern, till de sjöfarandes tjenst, författad.

      I-II. Karlstad, E. Höijer respektive G. Wallencrona, 1805-15. 8:o. (8),LXXVI,135,(1) s. & 1 grav. plansch + (6),248 s. Mörkblått hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Blågröna stänkta snitt. Ryggen med en lagad reva överst och en liten mörk fläck nederst. Liten spricka överst i främre ytterfals. Första delens titelblad med en gammal lagning i nedre yttre hörn och med en större fuktfläck. Bra inlaga med endast obetydliga lager- och småfläckar. Sista bladet i del I bruntonat och titelbladet till del II nära skuret i övre marginalen. Från G. A. Sparres bibliotek och Trolleholm. Del III saknas!. Del III utkom 1816. Första delen beskriver Lurö skärgård. Den romerska pagineringsföljden upptas av en teknisk redogörelse för skeppsfart och seglation i allmänhet. Andra delen avhandlar "Östra sjön". Den graverade planschen i början utgörs av en dekorativ kompassros

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      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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        RECUEIL DE DESSINS... CONTENANS DES PLANS DE PETITES MAISONS DE CAMPAGNE, PETITS PAVILLONS DE JARDINS, TEMPLES... Ouvrage intéressant pour cette Classe d?Amateurs, qui sans faire de grandes dépenses, sont pourtant bien aises d?embellir leurs Jardins d?ornemens nouveaux et pleins de gout.

      In-4 p. (mm. 305 x 240), cartoncino molle coevo, 1 c.b., 1 c.nn. (frontespizio inc. in rame con l?allegoria dell?architettura) e 37 pregevoli tavv., pure inc. in rame, ciasc. con numerose figure relative a: ?Petites Maisons de campagne, Pavillons de jardins.. Hermitages, Chaumières, Monumens, Obélisques, Ruines, Portails, Portes, Grilles, Bancs de Jardins, Chaises, Volières, Gondoles, Ponts, etc.? L?ultima tav. è la veduta a volo d?uccello di un giardino inglese. "Prima edizione italiana" ?avec des additions de batimens du meilleur gout?. Cfr. Cicognara,523: ?Quest?opera è fatta per la costruzione dei Giardini moderni detti all?Inglese, e contiene 37 tavole, senza alcun testo? - Berlin Katalog,II,3380 - Benezit,VI, p. 465: ?Johann Gottfried Grohmann (1763-1805), graveur allemand. Il publia une série de manuels de théories d?art dont il grava lui-meme les illustrations?. Con fiorit. o aloni margin. ma complessivamente un buon esemplare.

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        An autograph document signed "Archibald Robertson"

      An autograph document signed "Archibald Robertson" . The document names executors of the estate of Humphrey Donaldson. It is a long and detailed document, complete with a red wax seal. The writing is dark and the paper is in fine condition.

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        An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti:

      London, 1805. xxiii + [1] + 467pp + index + [3] publisher's ads. + folding maps and plates. 1st ed., very clean in original full calf, rebacked. The map and plan toned due to having been printed on inferior paper.

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        African Memoranda: Relative to an Attempt to Establish a British Colony on the Island of Bulama, on the Western Coast of Africa, in the year 1792. With a Brief Notice of the Neighbouring Tribes, Soil, Productions, &c

      London: Printed for C. and R. Baldwin, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars. 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary diced calf rebacked with contrasting spine labels bearing gilt titles, gilt initials to upper board, bookplate to front pastedown, some foxing especially to endpapers and early and late pages, engraved folding map showing West African coastline around Bulama, map with linen backing, 2 engraved plates as called for. , Captain Philip Beaver (1766-1813) was an officer in the Royal Navy where he served under some of the most notable naval commanders of the age. After spending most of the 1780s ashore he became involved in a scheme for colonizing the island of Bulama near Sierra Leone in 1792. The scheme was a disaster, its principals quickly lost heart and left, leaving Beaver in command. He spent the next eighteen months trying to make the settlement a success. However the settlement was a failure with most of the colonists dying and the remainder abandoning the colony in November 1793. , 4to , xv [i] 280 [viii] 281-500 pp .

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