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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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        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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        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 History of Ned Evans. 2 Volumes

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

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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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        Ingeniör lexikon.

      Sthlm, C. Delén, 1805. 8:o. (4),602,(1) s. & 12 utvikbara grav. plr. Ngt nött men stiligt samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett i saffian och gula snitt. Pärmpappret ställvis nött och med repor, särskilt det bakre. En gammal namnteckning på frampärmens insida överkluddad med bläck, vilket även satt sina spår på försättsbladet. Ren inlaga tryckt på extra tjockt skrivpapper. Trevligt ex!. Från "Abscissa" till "Ögonmått." Med subskribentförteckning. Mårten Sturtzenbecher (1760-1836) var fortifikationsofficer och lärare vid fortifikationen och Karlbergs krigsakademi

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        The Botanists Guide Through England and Wales (2 Vol complete)

      London: Phillips and Fardon, 1805 Expertly refurbished by Paul Delrue to include quarter green leather, blind tooling, raised bands, leather labels, gold tooling, cloth sides. Titling in hand letters, new end papers, gold lines, hand sewn head bands, rounded and backed etc, binders stamp to fpds. Volume 1, [2], (xvi), 363 pp from the Counties of Anglesey to Kent. Volume 2, [2], 365-804 pp from Lancashire to Somersetshire + Supplements to some of the counties, + an index and then an index to the notes! The first great county-by-county directory of British plants and their localities! (Allibone 504)Turner, Dawson, banker, botanist, and antiquary. And Dillwyn, Lewis Weston, naturalist and porcelain manufacturer. See ODNB for full Bios.

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      1805. BARRY, Rev. George. THE HISTORY OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS: IN WHICH IS COMPREHENDED AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR PRESENT AS WELL AS THEIR ANCIENT STATE; TOGETHER WITH THE ADVANTAGES THEY POSSESS FOR SEVERAL BRANCHES OF INDUSTRY, AND THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY MAY BE IMPROVED. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author by D. Willison/London: Longman Hurst Rees & Orme, 1805. First edition. viii + 509 pp. + [1] + 2 pp. publisher's advertisements. 4to., half diced calf with raised bands, gilt rules and tooling, gilt spine title, green paper covered boards. Moderate wear to spine, which is bright, speckled edges. Lovely blue marbled endpapers. Ink ownership to title page. Occasional spot of foxing here and there, mostly clean, tight and bright. Includes list of subscribers following dedication page. Lovely plates, elegant contemporary binding.

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

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

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      In-8 gr., 22 voll. in 21 tomi, mz. pelle coeva (qualche abras. ai piatti in cartonato), filetti e tit. oro al dorso, ca. 200-300 pp. cad. vol., con ritratto del poeta inc. in rame (nel I vol.) e 1 belliss. tav. pure inc., nel vol. XVII (al "Misogallo"). Importante edizione delle opere complete cosi' suddivisa: vol. I: "Rime. Rime inedite" - Vol. II: "Del Principe e delle lettere" - Vol. III: "Della Tirannide" - Vol. IV: "L'America libera. Panegirico di Plinio a Trajano. La virtù sconosciuta. L'Etruria vendicata" - Vol. V: "Versione di Sallustio" - Vol. VI: "Satire. Abele. Alceste" - Voll. VII. VIII: "Vita dell'autore scritta da esso" - Voll. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV: "Tragedie (Filippo. Polinice. Antigone. Virginia. Agamennone. Oreste. Rosmunda. Ottavia. Timoleone. Merope. Maria Stuarda. La congiura de' Pazzi. Don Garzia. Saul. Agide. Sofonisba. Bruto Primo. Mirra. Bruto Secondo)" - Voll. XV. XVI: "Commedie (L'uno. I pochi. I troppi. L'antidoto. La finestrina. Il divorzio)" - Voll. XVII/ XVIII. XIX: "Il Misogallo" - "Versione di Terenzio (delle commedie: L'Andria. L'Eunuco. L'Aspreggia se stesso. Gli Adelfi. Formione. L'Ecira)" - Vol. XX: "Versioni dal greco (I Persiani di Eschilo - Il Filottete di Sofocle - L'Alceste di Euripide - Le Rane di Aristofane)" - Voll. XXI. XXII: "Versione di Virgilio (L'Eneide)". Cfr. Gamba,2529: "Splendida edizione di 250 esempl., in cui sono comprese le "Tragedie" e le "Opere postume"" - Brunet,I,175: "Belle édition" - Graesse,I,75. Con uniformi arross. più o meno pesanti interc. nei t., alone margin. al vol. IX, qualche lieve fiorit., ma complessivam. un buon esempl. marginoso, con barbe.

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        Adam Smith An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 3 Volume Set

      T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1805. 11th. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Incredible copy of the magnum opus of the father of modern economics, Adam Smith. This book is considered a watershed moment in history and economics. Smith's influence on economics is still felt and discussed to this day. A historically significant set! The Eleventh Edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr. Smith, by William Playfair. All three volumes present. Set retains original leather boards. Spines replaced and strengthened with newer calf leather. Pages a bit toned but solid. Good condition. Published by Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1805

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Glasgow - J. & J. Scrymgeour, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice clean set of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. Bound in half calf with gilt lettering. Rebound with new endpapers. The first Glasgow edition. Some slight damage to the spine of volumeone as picturedwhich isreadily repairable. Contains a biography of the author in volume one. Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a moral philosopher and political economist. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Adam Smith and was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry. - DNBCondition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges are cracked. There ismild wear to the extremities, including bumping and some loss. Internally the pages are bright and cleanwith the very occasional scattered foxing only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the Particulars of His Fabrication of the Shakspeare Manuscripts; Together with Anecdotes and Opinions (Hitherto Unpublished) of Many Distinguished Persons in the Literary, Political, and Theatrical

      London, Printed By Ellerton And Byworth, For T. Goddard, 1805. 1st Edition. Description: 4 p. L. , 317, [17] p. 2 facsim. (incl. Front. ) 19 cm. Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Forgeries. Ireland, W. H. (William Henry) , 1777-1835. Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--18th century. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a gilt-blocked title. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        SCUOLA EQUESTRE. Elementi di cavallerizza: lezioni equestri: il cavallo ammalato, catechismo... Nuova edizione corredata di molti rami con il ritratto dell?Autore, e del suo distinto Cavallo.

      In-4 p. (mm. 290x197), 2 voll., p. pelle coeva, cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, tagli rossi, pp. 178; (2),361 (numeraz. continua), con gli Indici contenuti in una tavola più volte ripieg. Nell'opera anche "avvertimenti sulle razze de' cavalli; sul nutrimento ed istruzione de' poledri; sul cavallo militare; sul cavalcare e sulle corse all'inglese; e sulla equitazione convenevole alle donne." Il vol. è molto ben illustrato f.t. da: un ritratto dell'A. inc. in rame con in calce un cartiglio che riporta "Stornello pomato, razza Ghigi Romano, 1802"; 6 pregevoli tavv. (a doppia pag.), disegnate dal Cap. Lasinio e inc. in rame dai Bordiga, relative a: anatomia e proporzioni del cavallo, modo di guidarlo colle redini e colla biga, vari tipi di attrezzi, schema e illustrazione di tutte le "operazioni" (trotto, galoppo, passo, poggiata, montonata, capriola, ecc.), pianta del "Parco della Cavallerizza"; 1 tav. sul ?Ginnasio? e 1 con spaccati dell'occhio e del piede. "Seconda edizione" di uno dei più celebri trattati di equitazione italiani del XIX secolo. Cfr. Mennessier,I, p. 585/586 - Wells, 5027. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Extraits de MEmoires sur Quelques Parties de l'Artillerie et des Fortifications, PubliEs par Monsieur T. ***

      Milan: De l'Imprimerie de J. J. Destefanis, 1805. (NAPOLEON) First edition. 8vo. 6 folding plates of cannon and fortifications by C. Piraud at the end. viii, [9]-216 p. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked to style in half calf with red morocco spine label, light foxing to prelims and plates . Chasseloup fought in the French Revolution and was chief of engineers in the army of Italy under Napoleon. He lead the seiges of Maastricht, Milan and Mantua. He reconstructed the defences of northern Italy during the peace of 1800-1805, during which time he constructed the great fortress of Alessandria on the Tanaro. He then served in the Polish and German campaigns, where he directed the siege of Danzig and reconstructed many fortresses. Napoleon praised Chasseloup as one of his best generals. The detailed plates at the end of the work give plans for cannon and fortifications, as well as designs for a portable bridge, a well, a sawmill and other instruments of war. Scarce; OCLC locates only 5 copies. No copies at auction on ABPC and only a handful of copies of the second edition appeared at French auction

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      [Kingston, Jamaica. 1805-1810].. [13],[38]pp., bound dos-a-dos at either end of the ledger. Folio. Original reverse calf, stamped in blind, raised bands. Hinges cracked, boards loosening but held by cords. Very clean internally. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. One of the most contentious issues in the Atlantic maritime world in the early nineteenth century was that of the taking of ships as prizes of war. It was an especially bitter issue between the United States and Great Britain, and was one of the direct causes of the War of 1812. The present volume provides a wealth of information on British naval captures in the Caribbean. It is a record of the vessels detained by the British Navy's "White Fleet," under the command of Vice Admiral James Richard Dacres and based at the Jamaica Station. Kept by agents of the Kingston firms of William Griffiths and Company and Griffiths and Brown, the volume gives meticulous records on the ships captured, their status, and the goods that were seized from them. Capturing ships as naval prizes was a lucrative business for the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Vice Admiral Dacres, for example, greatly enriched himself during the four years (1805-1809) that he commanded the Jamaica Station. As the Admiral in command of the apprehending fleet he was entitled to one-eighth of the total value of a captured ship and its goods. The rest of the proceeds would be distributed among the captain or captains of the capturing ships, along with the officers and crews. William Griffiths, who has signed this ledger at least ten times, was the agent in charge of absorbing the captured goods and distributing the value to Dacres and his subordinates. The first thirteen pages of the volume contain a detailed "List of Vessels Pending under Appeal & Vessels whose Sales cannot be closed." Hundreds of ships are listed by name, and the name of their master and their number on the Admiralty list are also provided. Most of the ships appear to be American or Spanish in origin. The name of the capturing vessel or vessels is also given, as are the names of those ships' masters. The "date sentence" and "proceeds paid into court" are also meticulously recorded, with the value of the ships and their cargo often exceeding five or ten thousand Pounds Sterling. Lastly, a status report is given for each ship, showing whether the vessel or cargo had been condemned, and whether or not that judgement was being appealed (most of the cases listed were under appeal). Many of the ships listed are obviously of American origin (including the "George Washington" and the "Indiana"), making this a vitally important record of escalating tensions between the two nations. A final page in this section gives a "Statement of Curacoa [sic] captures distributable," listing the names of several captured ships, as well as recording the proceeds and expenses incurred in Curacao. One line item records "93 Negroes sold at Curacoa & hire of others" with an entry of more than £11,000. The other end of the ledger contains thirty-eight manuscript pages giving details of Admiral Dacres' accounts with William Griffith & Company. It amounts to a close recording of the cargo seized from the prize ships, and is also a record of provisions sold to the British Navy at Jamaica Station for the years 1805 to 1810. All manner of goods captured and sold are listed, providing an extensive accounting of goods seized and sold in the Caribbean during these years. An important record of British prize-taking in the age of the Napoleonic Wars, and of the activities that would soon lead them into war with the United States.

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated from the Latin Vulgat: Diligently Compared with The Original Greek: And First Published By The English College At Rhemes, A.D. 1582.

      Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1805. First printing. Full Leather. Good +. The first illustrated Rhiems (Rhemes) New Testament printed in America. 1805, published by Matthew Carey. Meets all points of issue for first printing including pagination errors and street number. Carey, who fled Ireland from religious persecution, was befriended by Benjamin Franklin in France and General LaFayette in America. He founded a small publishing house in Philadelphia in order to make authentic Catholic Scriptures available. This edition of the Rhiems New Testament was a subscription edition (407 copies) printed with maps and engravings. The poor quality paper contributed to the small number of surviving copies (12). One copy is housed in The Rare Book Collection of the Library of Congress. This copy complete. Foxed and spotted. Full tree-calf leather binding with imperfections to a clear coating, probably applied by the original owner. Library mending tape to ffep. Original 1815 pon with provenance from Kensington, an outlying area of Philadelphia designed to house ship builders. Complete text, maps, and engravings with Index and Tables. This New Testament precedes the illustrated Holy Bible printed by Carey later in 1805. Private collection copy. Additional images available on request.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

      Paris., An XII (1805).  b/w copper plate engravings This is Lacepede’s last serious work on natural history, written just before politics began to absorb his energy, and he considered it his best. Although admittedly derivative, this book set the standard for classification of cetaceans in its day, and remained important for decades. Captain Scoresby in his “Account of the Arctic Regions” pronounced it “the most voluminous and pleasing account of cetaceous animals that has ever appeared from the press.” Second edition of a work that was first published the year before. A clean set, bound in contemporary mottled calf with marbled endpapers and edges.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Deutschlands Fauna in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, Abt. V: die Insecten: Käfer. I-XXIII (complete)

      Nürnberg, 1805-1857. 23 volumes in 16. Small 8vo. With 425 engraved plates (I-CCCXXIV, CCXVI[bis]) of which 419 hand-coloured or partly coloured. Contemporary and later cloth and half calf.* A complete set of the Coleoptera of Germany. Single volumes are rare, a complete set, like this one, is virtually impossible to find. Jacob Sturm (1771-1848) was the most famous illustrator of entomological publications in Germany during the early 19th century. and it is obvious why. All volumes are uncut, in 19th century full cloth with gilt number on spine, except volumes I and IV (matching half calf over blue boards, cut, edges dyed red), and XVI-XIX (two bound in one, contemporary half calf over grained boards, ornamental gilt on spine, cut, edges speckled), and XII-XIV, XX-XXIII (three, and four volumes bound in one, later half cloth matching the full cloth parts. Uncut). Volumes 16 and 17 bound in reverse order, last 11 pages of parts XIV and XXIII trimmed. Front board of volume I detached. Small stamp on lower margin of title-pages. Some age-toning and offsetting, as usual, but the plates mostly clean and with bright colouring. In all a good, complete set. Hagen II, p. 204; Horn-Schenkling, Nissen ZBI, 4033.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire)

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Philadelphia. 1805-1807.. Five text volumes and separate atlas volume of 22pp. of subscribers and ten maps (most double-page). Text volumes: Modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Early ownership signature on each titlepage, and early owner's ink stamp on few leaves. Moderate foxing. Quarto atlas: Matching marbled boards. Scattered foxing, persistent staining. A very good set in attractive bindings done to style of the period. The classic biography of Washington, here with the first issue quarto atlas and the second issue of the text. "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington" - Jared Sparks. Later American editions omitted the history of the colonies, which is the subject of the first volume. The atlas contains ten maps relating to the Revolution and twenty-two pages of subscribers' names. HOWES M317, "aa." SABIN 44788. LARNED 1561.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Views in Egypt, from the original drawings, in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his embassy to Constantinople by Luigi Mayer; engraved by and under the direction of Thomas Milton; with historical observations, and incidental illustrations of the manners and customs of the natives of that country

      London: printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer. 1805. Folio, pp. [4], 102, [2]; 48 hand-colored aquatints by Thomas Milton after Luigi Mayer; contemporary if not original quarter red straight-grain morocco over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; some rubbing and minor wear, but generally a very good, clean copy. First published in 1801 as part of Mayer's three-part collection, Views in Egypt, Palestine, and other parts of the Ottoman Empire, and now here published separately. See Abbey, Travel, 369 (note); Lipperheide 1577.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      London: F.C. and J. Rivington et al. 1805. Complete in 9 volumes. The Plays of William Shakespeare accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Stevens, Esq. With a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators; A history of the stage, a life of Shakespeare & c. by Alexander Chalmers, A.M.Chalmers edition, complete in 9 vols. 8vo (8.5in.x5.5in.) Approx. 300 pgs./vol. Full green leather with gilt titles to dark maroon leather spine labels. Four gilt embellished raised bands forming five spine compartments. Ornate floriated panelles to spine. Double ruled gilt and embossed floral borders to front and rear boards. Marbled fore-edges. Blue end pieces. Frontis of Shakespeare to volume one.All volumes are near fine plus or better. Texts are straight, tight, and clean. Mild spotting limited to first few pages of vol.1 only. Leather and gilt are bright. Light rubbing to extremities. Vol.3 has some light chipping to edge of leather label. Hinges and text blocks are strong. Interiors are fine, clean, crisp, and bright.

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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