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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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        Charlotte Countess of Cholmondeley and the Hon. Henry Cholmondeley

      London: Published by C. Turner, No 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, July 15, 1805. Colour printed mezzotint. State ii/ii with the inscription strengthened. In good condition apart from some minor creasing and two small tears on the upper and lower margins. Trimmed within platemark and skillfully remargined onto cream wove paper. Image size: 22 7/8 x 14 11/16 inches. 25 15/16 x 16 1/2 inches. A beautiful colour printed portrait of the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son. This stunning portrait of Charlotte the Countess of Cholmondeley and her son is a lovely example of early colour printing, and exemplifies the unique talents of the engraver. Charles Turner was an outstanding engraver who throughout his memorable career produced an array of wonderful images. Born in Oxfordshire, Turner moved to London in 1795, at which time he was employed by the famous engraver and publisher Boydell. Turner was a versatile engraver working in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint. Although Turner produced a wide array of excellent prints in subjects ranging from topography to genre, his main artistic focus was portraiture. Throughout his career he produced more than six hundred plates, of which about two-thirds were portraits. Turner was a close friend of J.M.W. Turner, and engraved many of the artists' paintings, in addition to engraving the plates for 'Liber Studiorum'. For any print connoisseur the work of Charles Turner is highly regarded, as an engraver he combined technical skill with artistic imagination to create beautiful enduring images. (DNB) Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838) married George, Earl (later Marquess) of Cholmondeley in 1791. Her calm demeanor, elegance and self-containment, as captured by the artist Hoppner, epitomise the aristocratic feminine ideal of the period. Whitman, Charles Turner 110, this state not recorded; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state i/ii

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        George Morland

      London: Published by J. Harris, Gerrard Street, Soho, Jan. 1, 1805. Mezzotint. State ii/ii, with the title in open thick and thin letters. In excellent condition. Image size: 10 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. A lovely portrait of George Morland, the famous English genre painter. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtlety the tender side of English country life. This beautiful mezzotint portrait was done by Morland's brother-in-law, William Ward, as a memorial to the artist, who had died the year before, hence the dark gray border. It shows the artist in the act of observing and drawing with a calm rather benevolent gaze. Morland had led a riotous life, and friends and family no doubt wanted to remember him engaged in his work. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 60, i/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States ii/iii; Frankau, William Ward 201, ii/iii; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 4, ii/ii; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state ii/iii

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        London [Westminster Bridge and Abbey]

      London: William Daniell, 1 January 1805. Hand-coloured aquatint, drawn and engraved Daniell. (Light surface wear just below title where plate number removed). 15 3/4 x 25 3/8 inches. 19 1/2 x 29 1/16 inches. A wonderful and very rare image 'splendidly drawn, quiet and restrained in...colouring, [which] stand[s] at the high-water mark of aquatint in England' (Hardie & Clayton) This view is taken looking over the terrace at the Adelphi on the north bank of the river, across the river to the south west to Westminster Bridge, the Abbey and the old Houses of Parliament. 'After the publication of the Oriental Scenery William Daniell had clearly made up his mind that he would not be associated solely with India, and that his prowess as a draughtsman and as engraver in aquatint could well be employed for plates dealing with home scenery... in 1804-5, he made a start with a magnificent set of six views of London which show him at his very best as artist and engraver... These large views splendidly drawn, quiet and restrained in their colouring, stand at the high-water mark of aquatint in England' (Hardie & Clayton) Cf. M.Hardie & M.Clayton 'Thomas Daniell... William Daniell' in Walker's Quarterly Nos.35-36, 1932, p.30; cf. T.Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.113

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        Original-bewis om twenne konungar af Swerige, som sjelfwe lagt hög hand wid boktryckeri-konsten, samt berättelse om någre berömde boktryckare och boktryckerier, jemte något som beträffar kongl.

      fält-tryckeriet under fälttågen åren 1805-1814, såsom ock berömliga exempel om konstförwandter, hwilka gjort konsten heder. Af P. S. Sthlm, P. Sohm, 1816. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,80 s. Häftad och oskuren i ngt nött och solkigt samtida gråpappersomslag. Ryggen defekt nedtill. Inlagan med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Porträttet med några fläckar och revor. Titelbladets innermarginal med limfläck. Med ett löst bifogat brev från Manne Hofrén till Anders Billow och ur den senares bibliotek.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 5039. Franklinporträttet graverat av H. A. Grasch i Fredrikshald i Norge för Sohms räkning. Sohm deltog i Karl Johans fälttåg i Norge 1814. Porträttet bifogades bara en mindre del av upplagan

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        Samlade arbeten.

      I-III. Sthlm, C. Delén, 1805-07. 8:o. (4),316 + (4),232,333-40,241-84 + (2),230 s. Tre fina hfrbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med mycket rikt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter och stänkta snitt. Bra inlagor, dock stundvis med lätta lagerfläckar och en brunfläck på s. 109 i första delen. Med Andreas Bernströms exlibris.. Innehåller huvudsakligen dramatik, som "General Eldhjelm", "Lycksökaren" och "Kärlek och hemsjuka", men även en del tillfällighetsvers, bl.a. "Fantask, efter Mozarts musik", "Öfver en kanarifågels död", "Ursäkt för en försummad magnetisering" och "Imitation af Shakspeare". Carl Lindegren (1770-1815) har en plats i vår litteraturhistoria som författare av borgerligt sentimentala dramer, närmast i den tyska författaren von Kotzebues stil och han saknade inte talang eller förmåga att fängsla sin publik. Hans sceniska popularitet höll sig ända in på 1850-talet. Lindegren slutade sina dagar på gäldstugan i Stockholm, endast efterlämnande en "gammal rock utsliten och oduglig, som han själv en gång fått till skänks." Andreas Bernström var far till Gustaf och Bengt Bernström

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        Pennant's London. Some Account of London

      London, Robert Faulder,, 1805. Quarto, pp. 415 + [i] blank + viii index. Bound in half brown morocco, gilt titles and box design to spine. raised bands, cloth boards, green endpapers, all edges gilt. With 160 extra plates, (1 plan, 16 Misc. subjects, 49 views, 94 portraits some folding.) Some slight rubbing to edges, a small split to the top front hinge, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition. The fourth edition with considerable additions.

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        TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, AND 1773. . . To which is prefixed , a Life of the Author

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, et al, 1805, 1813. 8 volumes. An early printing, this, the Edinburgh edition. With 79 very finely engraved plates, maps and charts, including three large folding plates, all housed in the eighth volume of the work. 8vo and 4to, original straight-grained calf with finely gilt-decorated panels between raised bands in the compartments of the spines, the covers ruled with double gilt fillet borders and rolled in blind. The atlas and plates volume bound in later half-morocco. ccclxxi,159; A very clean and handsomely bound set in quite excellent condition. With time on his hands and at the urging of a friend, Bruce composed this account of his travels on the African continent, including comments on the history and religion of Egypt, an account of Indian trade, a history of Abyssinia, and other such material. Although Bruce would not be confused with "a great scholar or a judicious critic..., few books of equal compass are equally entertaining; and few such monuments exist of the energy and enterprise of a single traveller" (DNB). "The result of his travels was a very great enrichment of the knowledge of geography and ethnography" (Cox II, p. 389). This particular set includes a critical biography of Bruce, comprising most of Volume 1. Volume 8, which includes all the maps and illustrations, is in a slightly different binding.

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        Reflections on the Causes of Unhappy Marriages, and on Various

      1805. Lewis, Randle. [Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)]. Reflections on the Causes of Unhappy Marriages, and on Various Subjects Therewith Connected. An Epitome of the Law of Marriage and Divorce. With Judicial Decisions Touching Separation, Alimony, the Debts and Separate Property of the Wife. To Which is Added, a Brief Account of the Civil Law and Spiritual Courts, with a New Plan for Settling Separate Maintenance Without Ecclesiastical Process. London: W. Clarke. 1805. [ii], vi, 160 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, some fading to spine (that is not really obvious). Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, some soiling to title page, which has Cruikshank's signature at its head, internally clean. A lovely copy of a rare title with an interesting association. * Only edition. Written by a conveyancer of the Middle Temple, this is a little-known but well-argued treatise on marriage from a legal and social perspective. "The following sheets", Lewis writes, "will doubtless present themselves to the reader as a novelty: the subjects are various, but they are mostly connected; part of them have not hitherto been treated on, and none in the same way. The author having designed this little book for the perusal and information of the middle class of society, he has endeavoured to compose it in a plain, familiar, and concise manner; and introduced some passages, for the use and assistance of such as may be uninformed what books to consult, or may not have leisure or means to read voluminous, or expensive works" (iii). The chapter headings give some idea of this book: "The Causes of Unhappy Marriages," "On Love and Marriage," "On Modesty- Chastity-Continence-And Adultery," "On Separations-The Usual Methods Adopted-Advertisements-The Wife's Debts-Credit by Tradesmen-With advice Thereon," and nine other chapters on the law of divorce, property, the wife's rights, the jurisdiction of the courts, legal alimony and maintenance and other matters, including, surprisingly, the position of paupers. This copy belonged to the great caricaturist and book illustrator Cruikshank. It reflects his large body of satirica

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

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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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        African Memoranda: relative to an attempt to establish a British settlement on the Island of Bulama, on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1792. With a brief notice of the neighbouring tribes, soil production, etc. and some observations on the facility of colonizing that part of Africa with a view to cultivation; and the introduction of letters and religion to its inhabitants: but more particularly as the means of gradually abolishing African slavery

      Baldwin London 1805. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1805 4to, folding engraved map frontispiece hand coloured in outline, occasional very light spotting, contemporary half calf with gilt titling, light rubbing to extremities, a VG crisp copy with a very clean textblock.

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        TRAVELS IN CHINA, Containing Descriptions, Observations, AndComparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of A short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey Throuogh the Country From Pekin to Canton

      Philadelphia: W. F. M'Laughlin, 1805. TRAVELS IN CHINA, Containing Descriptions, Observations, AndComparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of A short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey Throuogh the Country From Pekin to Canton- by John Barrow- Illustrated with some line drawings and musical notes- W. F. M'Laughlin- Philadelphia- 1805- 1st Edition-1st Printing-US- Stated on tile page- Hardcover:-8vo- GOOD/ no jacket as issued- orignal full calf leather with maroon leather titled label on spine. Binding somewhat chipped at crown and heel of spine, rubs and scuffs, but still a tight and square.-Continuation of title:..... 'In Which it is Attempted to Appreciate the Rank that this Extraordinary Empire may be Considered to Hold in the Scale of Civilized Nations.'- Collated as: blank, [1-3], 4-8, A8,-I8, K8-T8, U16, Y8, Z8, Aa8, Bb-Ii8, Kk8-Uu8, Xx8, Yy8, Zz8, 3A8-3G8, blank.- 422pp- complete!- some foxing and spotting, tear on page 371 with no loss. No writing, no marginalia- SEE PHOTOS- "This superb work is written by a gentlemen and private secretary to the Earl of Macartney and one of his suite as Ambassador from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Depicts science, medicine, mathematics, prostitution, society, manners, customs, etc. A great read!- Non-fiction-travel-China-observations-descriptions-Yuen-Min-Yuen-illustrated (3704) . 1st Edition-1st Printing-US. Leather. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      - Em huma serie de Cartas, escritas durante os mezes de Agosto, Setembro e Outubro de 1805 por hum sujeito residente em Paris a hum Nobre de Londres. TRADUZIDA DO INGLEZ EM PORTUGUEZ POR JOAQUIM JOZÉ PEDRO LOPES. LISBOA, Na Offic. De Joaquim Rodrigues d’Andrade. 1810. 2 volumes. In 4º (20x13 cm) com 276 e 296 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele com finos ferros a ouro ao estilo francês. Tradução da obra de Lewis Goldsmith The Secret Histoy of the Cabinet of Napoleon que foi uma publicação famosa na sua época. Inocêncio (I, 380, IV, 107) menciona a existência de várias edições desta obra: 292) Historia secreta da corte e gabinete de S. Cloud etc. Traduzida em portuguez. Londres, 1810? 8.º gr. - Sahiu sem o seu norne, e é differente de outra versão que d’esta mesma obra de Goldsmith fez, e imprimiu em Lisboa, Joaquim José Pedro Lopes. 502) Historia secreta do gabinete de Napoleão Bonaparte, por Lewis Goldsmith, traduzida em portuguez por *** Londres, impressa por H. Bryer 1811. 8.º gr. Ha outras versões desta obra em portuguez A publicação d'esta obra deu logar a um aviso notavel, mandado expedir pela Regencia do reino á Meza do Desembargo do Paço, em consequencia das ordens que a mesma Regencia recebêra da côrte do Rio de Janeiro. O conhecimento d'esta peça inedita não será desagradavel aos que pretenderem havel o do modo como em Portugal se regulava, e exercia n'aquelles tempos a censura dos livros. Transcrevel o hei pois, á vista de uma copia que possue o sr. A. J. Moreira, de letra do nosso mui conhecido bibliographo José da Silva Costa. « e sr. - Tendo apparecido na corte do Rio de Janeiro alguns exemplares de duas obras publicadas n'esta capital, na Imprensa Regia, com licença da Meza do Desembargo do Paço; a primeira, uma traducção da obra, que se publicou sobre o gabinete secreto de S. Cloud em que se lê a carta 27, excessivamente injuriosa ao caracter de sua magestade a Rainha de Hespanha, e que apregoa todas as calumnias que se publicaram contra a mesma augusta e infeliz senhora; a segunda, um pamphlet, ou brochura, em que se expõem com as mais brilhantes côres a belleza da constituição ingleza, e que quasi se propõe á adopção dos povos, como se fosse possivel largar o governo, que cada nação tem, e abraçar outro sem os maiores inconvenientes: e sendo muito perigoso em momentos tão calamitosos expôr aos olhos das nações quadros verdadeiros, mas de que nenhuma applicação util se póde deduzir: manda o Principe Regente nosso senhor immediatamente declarar á Meza do Desembargo do Paço quanto lhe foi desagradavel, que ella desse licença para se Imprimirem as mencionadas obras; e ordena, que d'aqui em diante não só estabeleça maior vigilancia sobre esta materia, escolhendo para censores homens de luzes, e que tenham vistas de uma sã e illuminada politica, mas que deve ficar na intelligencia, que não deve permittir: 1.°, a publicação de obras, ou originaes ou traduzidas, em que se insulte a memoria ou represensação de soberanos em geral, e muito particularmente dos que são, ou parentes, ou alliados da sua real familia; 2.º, em que se ataque directa ou indirectamente a religião do estado, ou ainda as outras seitas do christianismo estabelecidas nos grandes estados da Europa; 3.º, em que se tracte de constituições politicas dos estados da Europa, ou formas dos governos, e nas quaes haja analyses e discussões em tal materia, de maneira que possa vir a occupar os animos dos povos, que incapazes de discorrer sobre taes objectos com a devida reflexão, dão facilmente em desvarios, que fazem depois a sua infelicidade por longos annos; 4.º, que se deve promover a publicação das obras em que se tracte do adiantamento das sciencias das artes e industria em geral, de bons principios de administração, de melhoramentos e reformas uteis, muito interessantes, susceptiveis de fazerem as nações os maiores bens, que jámais lhes pódem fazer mal algum; antes no momento actual, pelo enthusiasmo que pódem produzir, divertem o p

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      Saginaw, MI: 1805 Gratiot Avenue, 1951,. an original one page letter written entirely in Roethke's hand, in his trademark green ink. The letter is written from the poet's childhood family home, addressed to Roethke's publisher, "Mr. Donald Elder / Doubleday & Company Inc." In the text of the letter, Roethke advises Mr. Elder that "Poetry" (Magazine, Chicago) would be publishing certain poems, and he requests in part: "Please ask the permissions girl to treat them gently." Roethke was no doubt especially sensitive to this matter, as POETRY Magazine awarded him the Levinson Prize ("the highest award given for a poem or group of poems published in POETRY" - McLeod, p. xxvii) that year. Folded for mailing, and the recipient has annotated the letter in pencil at the top of the page, else little wear. Roethke often returned to his family home at 1805 Gratiot Avenue in Saginaw, as it offered a quiet environment for his creative work away from the pressures of his university life. An uncommon piece of correspondence to be available between this Pulitzer Prize winning author and his publisher. Signed.

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        Histoire Particuliere de l'Abeille Commune; Considérée dans tous ses rapports avec L'Histoire générale de L'Homme

      H. Agasse, Paris, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in early 1/4 vellum over boards, marks from stamp removal on title pages, pen marks to one half title, light scattered foxing. 5 engraved plates and a frontis in volume 1. xxiii, errata, 324pp; 352pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Inventory No: 043321. .

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        Etudes de fleurs d'Orange et de Crisaine grecque [Pl. 22]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. 21 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. An exquisite plate of a spray of orange blossom and two yellow chrysanthemums 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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      [Pisa, Capurro] 1805-1815.. 22 Bde. (Komplett). gr.-8°. zus. ca. 6500 S. Mit 1 gest. Titelportrait. von Giov. Contini nach einem Gemälde von Francois-Xavier Fabre (1766-1837). Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg., blindgeprägt. Fileten auf jeweils beiden Buchdeckeln. Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln von Sir Robert Dundas. On en tiré 250 exemplaires" (Graesse I, 75). - Bd. 1 : Rime -- Dette inedite, Bd. 2 : Del principe e delle lettere libri tre, Bd. 3 : Della tirannide libri due, Bd 4.: L'America libera -- Panegirico di Plinio a Trajano -- L'Etruria vendicata -- La Virtu sconosciuta, Bd. 5 : Versione di Sallustio, Bd. 6 : Satire -- Abele -- Alceste, Bde. 7-8 : Vita dell'autore scritta da esso, Bde. 9-14 : Tragedie, Bde. 15-16 : Commedie, Bd. 17 : Misogallo, Bde. 18-19 : Versione di Terenzio, Bd. 20 : Versioni dal greco, Bde. 21-22 : Versione di Virgilio. - Vittorio Alfieri, (1749 in Asti - gest.1803 in Florenz) war einer der bedeutendsten italienischen Dichter und Dramatiker des 18. Jahrhunderts. Seine streng formalen, klassischen Tragödien waren durchdrungen von den republikanischen Freiheitsgedanken des späten 18. Jahrhunderts und seiner Abscheu gegenüber jeder Form von Tyrannei. Dadurch hatten seine Werke großen Einfluss auf die italienische Freiheitsbewegung des 19. Jahrhunderts, das Risorgimento Beiliegend: Das Original-Exlibris von Vittorio Alfieri. "Vinto non mai, non da' libro. il tempo".

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        Carey's American Pocket Atlas; containing twenty maps ... with a brief description of each State, and of Louisiana ...Third edition, greatly improved and enlarged

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1805. Octavo. (8 x 4 7/8 inches). 2pp. subscriber's list. 20 engraved maps (1 folding, 19 double-page), 2 folding letterpress tables. Contemporary tree sheep, flat spine divided into compartments by gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Housed in a modern half brown morocco box. The third edition of the first American pocket atlas, significant for its new cartographic and textual information relating to the Louisiana Purchase and its map of the region published during the Lewis & Clark expedition. The guide, first published in 1796, is among the best early guides to the infant United States. This edition includes a general map of the United States, and maps of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio and the Northwest Territory, Maryland, Virginia, "Kentuckey" [sic], North Carolina, Tennessee (titled "Tennassee: lately the S.W. Territory"), South Carolina, Mississippi Territory and Georgia, and Louisiana. The maps were engraved by W. Barker, J. H. Seymour, A. Doolittle and Shallus. Each map is accompanied by text, presumably written by Carey, which reviews the geography, laws, climate, navigation, commerce and native tribes of each region. This edition, as the 1801 second edition of the atlas, includes a folding table providing information from the Federal Census of 1801 and a second table reviewing the value of exports from each state between 1791 and 1800. The map of Ohio in this edition of the pocket atlas is among the first to depict the state following its entry into the Union, being printed from the same plate as the previous maps of the "Northwest Territory" but with changes to the plate reflecting statehood (see Smith, Mapping of Ohio, chapter 5, plate VI). However, the more significant additions to this 1805 edition of the pocket atlas, given prominence on the re-set title page for this edition, are the textual material relating to the Louisiana Purchase and the map of Louisiana not found in the previous editions. The map, engraved by Shallus, depicts the entire region west of the Mississippi River to the Pacific. The map is derivative of the 1804 Arrowsmith and Lewis map with a similar "Soulard" mapping of the upper Missouri (see Wheat, Transmississippi West 266 and chapter xi). The map would be the "base for maps of later vintage" (Wheat) including the map in Lester's 1809 so-called Apocrypha edition of Lewis and Clark, as well as in the 1812 Philadelphia edition of Gass's Journal published by Carey. Interestingly, the latter appears to use the identical map as is here, with Wheat suggesting it to be a remainder, though more likely printed from the same plate (with the name of the engraver removed) as it was not included in Carey's 1810 or 1811 editions of Gass. This early cartographic fruit relating to the region takes on added signficance considering its publication during the Lewis and Clark expedition. Howes C137; Shaw & Shoemaker 8134; Sabin 10856. Cf. Wheat, Transmissippi 266; Literature of Lewis & Clark, 3.7.

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        La Navigation, poëme. [Two Volumes]

      Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud, Imp.-Libraires, 1805. First edition. Half brown calf over speckled paper covered boards, tan spine label title in gilt, gilt rules and decorations. Very good copies, some scuffing to spine and boards, owner's name on title pages, offsetting to corners of endpapers and a few last leaves. Sm. 8vo. Illus. with two engraved frontispieces (the first by N. Thomas after N. A. Monsiau, and the second by J. Couché after S. D. Mirys). Half title: "La Navigation, poëme en huit chants, avec des notes historiques et géographiques." A didactic poem in eight "chants" or songs, the second of which relates to the discovery of America by Columbus. Joseph-Alphonse Esmenard (1769-1811) who was well traveled, composed this work at sea on a trip to Haiti as secretary to Le Clerc. The work is accurate in its descriptions and covers the great explorers especially those of the 18th century such as Cook and Anson, and of course La Pérouse, who by this time had already been missing for more than a decade and who is really the hero of this poem: the second frontispiece depicts the hypothetical "Naufrage des canots de la Pérouse au Port des Français" as described in Canto 8. A second edition, edited to six cantos, was published the following year. Both editions are rare. Provenance: ownership signature 'De Praz' with a flourish in an early 19th c. hand. Sabin 22880. Cohen-de Ricci 350. McLaren: Lapérouse in the Pacific 321. Beddie: Cook 3825. Ferguson 427. du Reitz: Bibliotheca Polynesiana 410. Kroepelien Collection 805.

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        A Treatise on the Science of Defence for the Sword, Bayonet, and Pike, in Close Action

      London, T. Egerton, , 1805. Quarto. (280mm x 220mm). 19 plates, one of them folding. Light browning, otherwise very good in a contemporary red full straight-grained morocco presentation binding, a.e.g., slightly rubbed and with an ink splash to the upper board, but remains attractive. First Edition. Uncommon. This a presentation copy with, as usual, a number of inked corrections in the author's hand, some quite substantial, to the text. Gordon, described as "Captain of Invalids, retired" on the title page, dedicates this work to the Duke of York as Commander-in-Chief having been requested by him "to turn in his thoughts the subject of the Science of Defence, and to consider how it might be effectually applied against the cuts of Cavalry." The project was initiated under General Burgoyne when Commander in Ireland, Gordon drilling one hundred recruits in the new exercise being reviewed by the King and meeting with his "high approbation", recommending it in turn to Sir William Fawcett, the Adjutant General. The Treatise... seems to have met with wider approval on publication, receiving a lengthy and highly positive review in The Anti-Jacobin Review, "Captain Gordon writes with much modesty, and at the same time, with becoming confidence in the justness of the principles on which he grounds his exercise. And we cannot help thinking that instead of barely furnishing his mite, he has contributed very bountifully towards improving the science of defence." In one of his Appendices Gordon reprints a letter from Burgoyne to his successor in Ireland Gen. Sir William Pitt, remarking that "Lieut. Gordon has had the misfortune to remain unnoticed form the time he was approved" having received merely re-imbursement of his expenses for the trials. The publication of this "statement of his system" would seem to be an effort on his part to obtain some more substantial patronage for his efforts. Presented by the author to The Reverend Thomas Ebrington, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, with a lengthy presentation inscription to the first binder's blank, "... this little imperfect mark of the profound respect, which the writer feels for the talent and the integrity now presiding over that College in which he resided ten Years." Ebrington's ownership inscription to the second blank.

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        Assiette de Bon-Chretien, Calville blanc, Pomme-rose, Api et Coing [Pl. 36]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. 14 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches. An exquisite plate 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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      New-Orleans. 1805-1816.. Fifteen items bound in five volumes. Contemporary calf, leather labels. Some wear at extremities, a couple hinges cracked. Scattered browning and foxing, contemporary ink notes and signatures (several by Charles Mitchell), hole in one titlepage not affecting text. The front board of one volume bears the embossed name of "J.M. Ducros." Overall good to very good. In two brown half morocco clamshell boxes (the boxes are slightly different shades of brown). An extensive run of the important first laws of the territory and state of Louisiana, with the text in English and French. These laws established the foundation on which the American legal system was built, and this archive comprises the earliest collection of American laws west of the Mississippi. The influence of French and Spanish laws in North America is evident in these early territorial laws, as is the legal confusion created by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. It took Congress more than two decades to determine their intent with regard to existing Spanish and French law. The present volumes cover the following sessions: first and second sessions, legislative council, 1805; first and second sessions, first legislature, 1807; "Acts Relative to Land Claims" and the Farewell Address of Washington, 1807; first and second sessions, second legislature, 1808- 9; first and second sessions, third legislature, 1810-11; first, second, and third sessions, general assembly, 1812-14; and first and second sessions, second legislature, 1815-16. All are New Orleans imprints from a period from which all such imprints are rare. See Jumonville for collations. JUMONVILLE 121, 122, 143-45, 147, 173, 186, 203, 215, 226, 239, 249, 264, 723. STREETER SALE 1587 (ref).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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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