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        Fleur de Tigrine [Pl. 26]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. 20 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. An exquisite plate of sprays of exotic-looking salmon pink and orange lilies 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Madoc

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

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        The History of Ned Evans. 2 Volumes

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        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.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Mahlerische Streifzüge durch die interessantesten Gegenden um Wien. Bde. 1-4 in 2. Mit zahlr. Ill.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        A Grammar of the Sanscrit Language . Volume 1 [all published]

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

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        The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Four Volumes. Twentieth Edition

      London: Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T. Cadell [and others], 1805. Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt-ruled and lettered, an especially well-preserved set An uncommon edition of the most popular work on English local government, and the first not to have been edited by either Richard Burn or his son, appearing as the office's power had begun to wane; one copy in COPAC, two in this country in OCLC

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Poems of Ossian

      Leipzick - Printed for Gerhard Fleischer, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ossian is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems whichJames Macpherson (1736 - 1796) a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the 'translator' of the Ossian cycle of poems, published beginning around 1760. In three volumes complete. Macpherson claimed to have collected word-of-mouth material in the Scots Gaelic said to be from ancient sources. His published work was his translation of this material. Ossian is based on Oisn, son of Finn or Fionn mac Cumhaill, anglicised to Finn McCool, a character from Irish mythology. The poems were well received. However, critics at the time and ever since generally agree that Macpherson wrote them himself, after being inspired by old folk tales he collected. The work was internationally popular and was influential in the development of the Romantic movement. Condition: Beautifully rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. With the odd spot, occasional slight foxingand the occasional handling mark to pages. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        An Inquiry into the Various Sources of the Usual Forms of Summer & Autumnal Disease in the United States, and the Means of Preventing Them to Which Are Added Facts, Intended to Prove the Yellow Fever Not to Be Contagious

      J. Conrad & Co, Philadelphia, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Full leather, gilt stamped title label on spine and gilt bands on spine, 113 pages. Hinges reinforced, leather scuffed, wear at spine ends and corners, some toning and light foxing on end papers, text pages lightly toned with some very light very scattered foxing. "Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States, a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian. Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. He served as Surgeon General in the Continental army and promoted public health by advocating clean environment and stressing the importance of personal and military hygiene. His study of mental disorder made him one of the founders of American psychiatry." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 009923. .

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        MORAL APHORISMS, in Arabic and a Persian Commentary in Verse: Translated From the Originals With Specimens of Persian Poetry

      London, printed by S. Rousseau; and sold by T. Payne, 1805.. Likewise Additions to the Author's Conformity of the Arabic and Persian with the English Language. Arabic title at head of title-page. Text in Arabic and English. Slim 8vo, 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, pages: xxix, 3 blank pages, 126, plus 2 pages index and advert, bound in half leather, gilt lettering to spine and dividing gilt rules to covers, old printed boards with title and price to both boards, yellow endpapers, edges uncut. Spine repaired using old back strip, binding rubbed, old boards stained, corners bumped and worn, title page and following page heavily foxed, some pale foxing throughout, some corners dog-eared, leather bookplate to first pastedown with gilt name (Harold Blundell). Stephen Weston played a major role in the translation of the Rosetta Stone, presenting his work before the Society of Antiquaries in April 1811. He also published travel notes, classical texts and annotations, notes on Shakespeare, scriptural discussions and translations from Arabic, Chinese and Persian. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Treatise on Courts Martial, Also An Essay on Military Punishments

      1805. Adye, S[tephen] Payne [d.1794]. A Treatise on Courts Martial. Also An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. London: Printed by T. Maiden for Vernor and Hood, [et al.], 1805. viii, 292 pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, all edges gilt. Moderate rubbing, mostly to extremities, hinges cracked, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Seventh Edition. First published in New York in 1769, this title is the first Anglo-American treatise on courts-martial (and the 1769 edition was one of the first law books printed in America). It was the standard guide used by the British and American forces during the Revolutionary War. The first part is a history of martial and military law and an overview of courts martial, courts of inquiry, appeals, the duties of the judge advocate, and the mode of trial. The second part discusses procedure, which is based, as much as possible, on procedure in common law. A standard treatise for many years, and an authority today, it went through eight editions, the final in 1810. Adye was Deputy Judge Advocate for the British Army in North America from 1769 to 1783. OCLC locates 12 copies of the seventh edition worldwide, 8 in the U.S., 2 in Canada. Wiener, Civilians Under Military Justice 182-188. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:4.

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        Principios de Matemática de la Real Academia de San Fernando. Volúmenes I y II

      Madrid, Imprenta de la Hija de Joaquín Ibarra e Imprenta Real, 1805 y 1816. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 1 h., X-516 pp. y 21 láminas plegadas aparte + 1 h., VI-464 pp. y 11 láminas plegadas aparte. Encuadernaciónen piel, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        GALATEA. TOMOS I, II, & III (3 VOLUMES) (LEATHER BOUND)

      Madrid. Good+. 1805. Hardcover. Complete 3 volume set in Italian. Full marbled leather bound covers have moderate wear to corners and caps. Burgundy title label missing from Tome I. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. Former owner's name neatly inscribed on front paste downs. Marbled paste down and end sheets. Engraved plates. .

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        Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme by R. Taylor and Co., 38 Shoe lane, 1805. Fourth Edition. 2 vols., 12mo. [iv], lxiv, 200, [2]; pp. Bound in Twentieth-Century full polished dark blue calf, black morocco spine labels. With intermittent internal dampstaining, minor dust soiling in bottom margins of vol. 1. Signed by George Thomas and another on title- pages. Healey 8; PMM 256 (First edition); Wise, Wordsworth 7

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        Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykund gebräulichen Gewächse

      wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. 1. Band. Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers 1805. With 48 handcoloured copperplates. With explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary worn and faded halfleather. Name on flyleaf.. Volume 1 only. Nissen BB1 815.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. 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'. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508

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        MES SOUVENIRS DE VINGT ANS DE SEJOUR A BERLIN; OU FREDERIC LE GRAND (5 VOLUMES) Sa Famille, Sa Cour, Son Gouverment, Son Academie, Ses Ecoles, Et Ses Amis Litterateurs Et Philosophes

      A. Paris: Chez F. Buisson. Very Good. 1805. Second Edition. Hardcover. 2nd edition complete in 5 volumes. Published 1805, 8 years after the French Revolution (AN VIII ). Full leather, gilt decorated spines with all five title labels in tact. Texts tight, clean & intact. Vol. 1, 372pp; vol. 2, 375pp; vol. 3, 383pp; vol.4, 331; vol.5, 426. Volume #1: Reverse side of half-title page, authors handwritten initials under statement to protect against counterfeit reprints. English translation of title: My memories of twenty years of residence in Berlin; Frederick the Great, his family, his court, his government, his academy, schools and his literary friends and philosophers. Slightly age darkened spine with very lightly rubbed spine ends. All five volumes with an armorial book plate, Crown above a Shield which holds 6 stars. Rare Section; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1887 pages .

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        Historical Fragments Of The Mogul Empire, Of The Morattoes, And Of The English Concerns In Indostan; From The Year M.DC.LIXÖ

      London: Printed For F.Wingrave, 1805. Second Enlarged Edition (first: 1782). Newly added in this edition are an account of the English establishment and of the East India Companyís trade at Broach and Surat, A General Idea of the Government and People of Indostan, which Orme began writing in 1752, and an account of the life and writings of the author. Much of Ormeís life was spent in the employ of the East India Company, as a writer, a member of the council at Madras, commissary and accountant-general, and later as historiographer. cfCox I p. 300. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., lxvii, [2], 472, [32]sources & index. 3 engraved maps (2 folding) & 2 engraved portraits (incl. frontis.). 1 text illus. contemporary tree calf, rebacked (corners worn, faint foxing to maps)

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        GEOPONIKA. AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS. Inscribed by the translator

      London, printed for the author, and sold by J. White, 1805.. Two volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1805 AND 1806, Volume I printed by W. Spilsbury and Volume II printed by J. Young, first word on title page appears in Greek, 8vos, pages: xxiv, 297, (1 - errata); xvii, (1), 301, (1), bound in full straight grained red morocco, quadruple gilt ruled border to covers with floral ornaments at corners, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins). green endpapers. Spines faded and rubbed, corners slightly worn, head of spines very slightly chipped, hinges rubbed on both volumes, a couple of scratches to covers of Volume II, Volume I: small area of worming to top corner of front endpapers, title page and a2, prelims foxed, small piece torn off blank corner of a3 and Q1, occasional light foxing, pale browning to some pages, tiny hole in N5, no loss; Volume II: some light foxing and light browning, small old paper repair to 1 upper blank corner. A good plus set. In Volume I, pages iii-x list the classical authors of the Geoponika which is a twenty-book collection of agricultural lore, compiled during the 10th century in Constantinople for the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. The ultimate sources of the Geoponica include Pliny, various lost Hellenistic and Roman-period Greek agriculture and veterinary authors, the Carthaginian agronomist Mago, and even works passing under the name of the Persian prophet Zoroaster. (Wikipedia). The book covers all manner of "agricultural" information, including celestial and terrestrial omina, viticulture, fruit trees, oleoculture, vegetables and flower growing, raising pigeons, domestic fowl, horses, camels, cattle etc, apiculture, veterinary medicine, the construction of fishponds and much more. The section on viticulture and wine making is in Volume I, Books IV- VIII pages 118-265. Not listed in Gabler, or the agricultural references: Aslin and Dingley. The translator has inscribed the endpaper: "To His Grace The Arch-Bishop of York these Volumes are most respectfully presented by the Translator". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF BRECKNOCK

      Published by William And George North, 1805. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes (Volume 1 & Volume 2 Part 1 ONLY). Brown leather spines and corners. Raised bands and gilt title to spines. 14 maps and plates including coloured map of the county and coloured map of Antient Map Of Wales. Book: all plates present. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Bookplate of Edward W. Rumsey to front pastedown. Some scattered light browning throughout but contents generally very good. Folding county map has 5 inch closed tear. The plain board covers are lightly browned. [S]

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        Branches de Rousselet, Peche, Prune, et Raisin [Pl. 25]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. 20 3/4 x 14 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Importante lettera con firma autografa Milano, 8 maggio 1805

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

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        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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        PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL LIFE

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

      [Off the coast of Japan. ca. 1805].. Watercolor on paper, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Original manuscript caption attached to verso. Small chip in upper left corner, else near fine. Mounted at upper corners onto heavier paper stock. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A fine watercolor view of a Japanese merchant ship plying the waters off the coast of Japan. The work was done during the Krusenstern expedition, the first major Russian scientific voyage in the Pacific and the first circumnavigation of the world by a Russian ship. It was executed by the 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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