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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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        Oratio Dominica CL Linguis Versa, et Propriis Cujusque Linguae Characteribus Plerumque Expressa

      Parisiis: Typis Imperialibus, 1805. Quarto. (vii), 150ff. Correct first edition of this work, distinguished from a contemporary pirated edition by the presence of the coat-of-arms of the French Republic as the title page device. A typographic tour of the world’s languages, this work was printed to honor the visit of Pope Pius VII to France for the coronation of Napoleon in 1804, using types that had been taken out of Italy after Napoleon’s invasion in 1796. It contains the Lord’s Prayer printed in 151 different languages and dialects, including Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic, Norwegian, Croatian, and Ethiopian. The book is divided by geographic continents, comprising Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The section on the Americas shows nineteen Native American languages. A variety of typefaces are used, and each page features a decorative border in red. A few preliminary signatures are loose at the top and extremities show some rubbing and wear overall, else a fine copy bound in the original paste-paper boards with the original spine label.

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        The Inferno of Dante Alighieri with a Translation in English Blank Verse, Notes, and a Life of the Author - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London; Printed For James Carpenter, Old Bond St. , 1805. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 2v. , 286p. & 313p. Front. (port. ) . 12cm. Subjects: Hell --Poetry. Hell in art. Cary's celebrated translation that remained the standard for subsequent and other editions for decades. Both volumes finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        ANALYSE DE L'OUVRAGE INTITULE "REFLEXIONS CRITIQUES SUR L'ART MODERNE DE FORTIFIER"; examen de cet ecrit, et refutation du principe qui en est la base: Suivis de quelques idees sur la defense et l'art defensif. Par un Officier General

      Strasbourg, F. G. Levrault, an xviii, 1805.. FIRST EDITIONS, 2 WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, 1805 & 1804, French text. 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, pages xv, 127, bound in quarter calf over paper boards, gilt decoration and gilt lettered label to spine. Author's name from Bibliotheque Nationale. Boards spotted, corners slightly worn, 40 mm (1½ inch) split at foot of upper hinge with tiny chip to leather, tiny chip at head of spine, front inner paper hinge split, binding tight and firm. BOUND WITH the work analysed by Levasseur: REFLEXIONS CRITIQUES SUR L'ART MODERNE DE FORTIFIER, ou Motifs pour approprier, contre les moyens modernes de l'attaque, les avantages simples, faciles et toujours majeurs du sens vertical a grandes dimensions; ce qui, en resultat, (seconde et future partie du present ouvrage) reconduit l'art fortifiant a son premier et plus ancien trace, les enceintes en lignes droites sur chaque front et sans bastions ni ouvrages detaches; enceintes d'ailleurs tres-elevees, et qui doivent etre suffisamment epaisses, abritees, abritantes et communiquees. Dedie a l'amelioration continuelle de la chose publique. By HIPPOLYTE MORLET, ancien directeur des fortifications. Paris, an xiii, 1804. FIRST EDITION, folding frontispiece of fortifications, pages 199, (12) - adverts, according to the last line of the text this is Part I only, but the copy in the Bibliotheque Nationale has the same number of pages and it seems this is all that was published. Both are good clean copies on military science, especially fortifications. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London: Darton & Harvey, 1805. pp. Additional engraved titles and 84 plates by J. Tookey after Ibbetson. Contemporary full leather bindings, rebacked preserving original spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, corners worn. Contents clean and tight, minimal foxing. A very good tight copy. Nissen 886. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Catalogue des Livres de M. A.H. Anquetil-Duperron; Voyageur aux Grandes Indes, Interprète de France pour les Langues Orientales

      dont la vente se fera...le mardi 2 vendémiaire an 14 (24 septembre 1805), et jours suivans. 2 p.l., viii, 236 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf, double gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, uncut. Paris: veuve Tilliard et Fils, 1805. The rare sale catalogue of the library, rich in oriental books and manuscripts, of Anquetil-Duperron (1731-1805), French orientalist and brother of the historian Pierre Anquetil. Abraham Hyacinthe had a fascinating early life: while unsuccessfully studying for the priesthood in Paris and Utrecht, he developed a passion for Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and other languages of the East. He travelled to India as a private soldier in 1754 in order to search for the works of Zoroaster. Granted free passage, he learned modern Persian in Pondicherry and Sanskrit at Chandernagore. When war broke out between France and England, Anquetil-Duperron travelled widely throughout India on foot, learning further languages and studying the antiquities and sacred laws of the Hindus. He returned to Europe in an English vessel, ultimately arriving in Paris in 1762 with 180 oriental manuscripts. He devoted many of the following years to scholarship, editing and publishing many important oriental texts. The French Revolution seems to have greatly affected him: during that period he abandoned society and lived in voluntary poverty on a few pence a day. A fine copy. 1600 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. From the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 408-"Ce catalogue est curieux, surtout pour les livres en langues étrangeres." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions...1643-1830, 458. Peignot, p. 77. .

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        Graphic and Descriptive Tour of the University of Oxford, &c., A

      1805. first edition. Some of the Finest Aquatint Plates in Existence"The Rarest of All Nattes SuitesOnly One Copy at Auction Since 1923NATTES, John Claude. A Graphic and Descriptive Tour of the University of Oxford, &c. London: Published by James Cundee, [1805].First edition, complete. Large folio (21 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches; 545 x 348 mm.). 8; 9-16 pp. Engraved title with tinted aquatint vignette, four tinted aquatint plates engraved by Merigot, one engraved by Pugin Wrappers expertly renewed to style with original brown front printed wrappers laid down. Resewn. Some minor foxing and edge browning. Housed together in a blue cloth clamshell case. An excellent copy. Extremely scarce; the rarest of Nattes three suites (Views of Bath; Versailles, Paris, et Saint Denis). ABPC, which began indexing auction results in 1923, records only copy falling under the hammer, in 1992. OCLC/KVK record only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide.Tooley notes this dearly rare suite in color but not uncolored; this copy is thus an unrecorded variant of an album scarcely seen in any format. "Some of the finest aquatint plates in existence are those done from the drawings of John Claude Nattes...Nattes [1765-1839], was a topographical draughtsman who travelled and made sketches for illustrated works. He was one of the foundation members of the Water Colour Society...There is a very rare work entitled Oxford Deliniated; a Graphic and Descriptive Tour of the University of Oxford...of which only two parts appeared, though twenty-five were advertised...Had it been completed it must have ranked among the finest of publications with coloured plates..." (Prideaux, p. 274)."[The work of Nattes]... provides a vast source of material of great value to the researcher of pre-Victorian topography and social history. The main collections of his work are in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Guildhall Library, London; the print room at Windsor Castle; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the National Library of Scotland.The Plates:1. Title vignette, Radcliff Library, from Exeter College Terrace.2. West Entrance into Christ Church College, taken from Pembroke Lane.3. Merton Church, from the Grove.4. Entrance into Oxford from the London Road. (Pugin). 5. St. Peters in the East. 6. Merton Tower, taken from Magpie Lane (on p. 6 of the text). Abbey, Scenery, 274 , 275. Tooley 341. Prideaux, p. 274.

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        Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1805. 20 cm. 16, 549, (3) Seiten mit gestochenem Titel und 8 Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Hirsch / Hübotter I, 577 - Garrison / M. 312 - Goed. VI, 237, 2, 7 - Erstausgabe dieses klassischen Werkes. "He was the first to show the value of comparative anatomy in study of anthropology ..." (Garrison-M). Blumenbach (1752 - 1840), Mitglied der Göttinger Societät der Wissenschaften, "... war der erste Universitätslehrer, welcher Vorlesungen über vergleichende Anatomie hielt" (Hirsch / Hübotter). Rücken restauriert, Vortitel etwas stockfleckig -

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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 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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        European Commerce, shewing New and Secure Channels of Trade with the Continent of Europe: Detailing the Produce, Manufactures, and Commerce of Russia,

      Prussia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany; as well as the Trade of the Rivers Elbe, Weser, and Ems; with a General View of the Trade, Navigation, Produce and Manufactures of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and its Unexplored and Improveable Resources and Interior Wealth. Illustrated with a Canal and River Map of Europe, First Edition, xiv, 651pp + errata, royal quarto, large folding engraved map (somewhat foxed), 2 folding tables, an excellent copy in contemporary half calf with elaborately blind and gilt tooled spine, black leather label, raised bands, with the coronet bookplate of Conyngham of Slane Castle, Co.Meath, Ireland, London, Richardson and others, 1805. Goldsmith 19064; Kress B.4953; McCulloch, p.55:- 'contains much valuable information..' An important work by a merchant who was a member of the Russia and Turkey (or Levant Company) on the economies of North-Eastern Europe. The intention of Oddy's detailed work was to direct a greater proportion of British Trade towards the East and away from their more usual trading channels which were at that time disrupted by the Napoleonic Wars. This is followed by chapters on specific commodities such as the corn trade, fisheries, oil and tallow, wood, pitch and tar, iron, hemp and flax, linen, cotton, shipping &c., &c. Photograph available on request.

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        A Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions, Subsequent to the Declaration. With Occasional Annotations on the Law of Pleading. Cohen 9274

      First edition of the first law treatise which we may definitely attribute solely to Story, and marking the first correspondence between Story and Jefferson, to whom Story sent a copy; arranged by subject, with Story's notes following the pleas. Modern mottled goatskin morocco, gilt, the original label preserved, a pretty copy. Published by Barnard B. Macanulty, Salem, 1805.

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        Svensk Botanik. Fjerde bandet.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Delén. 1805. 6:o. 22 x 14 cm. Title + (144 pp.) + (84 pp.) + X pp. + 10 pp. + 114 hand coloured engravings. This volume contains all the 72 plates and text leaves to volume 4 as well as 42 plates with text leaves to volume 5. 19th century brown half calf with title in gilt at the spine. Marbled board papers. Name inscription in ink at the front fly leaf. Somewhat worn and scratched binding. A 2 x 2 cm loss of board paper at the front. Bumped corners. Text leaf 218 with a small hole. Plate 301narrowly cut. Interior in very nice condition.. This is the fourth - and part of the fifth - volume of "Svensk Botanik". The work was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After his death several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman (a few by Palmstruch). The plates were coloured by women colourists, specially trained for the work. The colouring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality. The text was authored by Conrad Quensel, Olof Swartz and Göran Wahlenberg. "Svensk Botanik" is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality

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        Poetiske Skrifter.

      2 bd. Kbhvn. 1805. XXIV + (4) + 480; 436 s. Helt rent eksemplar trykt på meget kraftigt papir indbundet helt ubeskåret i bogtrykkerens originale kartonnage med titelfelt trykt på papir-etiketter.. Et helt enestående eksemplar, både hvad angår eksemplarets velbevarethed samt det bibliofile udstyr. Et hovedværk i den danske romantiske litteratur. Indeholder bl.a. originaltrykket af "Aladdin" og "Langelandsreisen". Liebenberg I,17. Bibl. Dan. IV, 170. Houghton 54. "Alladdin appeared in this 1805 collection of Poetiske Skrifter. This dramatic poem, loosely based on the Arabian Nights, is one of the first Danish works to show freely the influence of Shakespeare. A blend of Eastern, Shakespearean, and Nordic elements."

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        Vermischte Nachrichten.Weimar: Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs, 1799. First edition.

      An interesting letter by Gauss in regard to the famous priority dispute between him and Legendre on the method of least squares. Stephen Stigler, Statistics on the Table, Chapter 17: "The method of least squares is the automobile of modern statistical analysis: despite its limitations, occasional accidents, and incidental pollution, this method and its numerous variations, extensions, and related conveyances carry the bulk of statistical analysis, and are known and valued by nearly all. But there has been some dispute, historically, as to who is the Henry Ford of statistics. Adrien Marie Legendre published the method in 1805, an American Robert Adrain, published the method in late 1808, and Carl Friedrich Gauss published the method in 1809. Legendre appears to have discovered the method in early 1805, and Robert Adrain may have 'discovered' it in Legendre's 1805 book ..., but in 1809 Gauss had the temerity to claim that he had been using the method since 1795, and one of the most famous priority disputes in the history of science was off and running. ... Four principle pieces of evidence that Gauss was the method's earliest discoverer have been presented, either by Gauss or in his behalf by his often reverential followers: (1) Gauss's word in 1806 and later that he had used the method since 1795 ... (2) A cryptic entry in Gauss's mathematical diary, dated June 1798... (3) Gauss's claim that he had told other astronomers, notably Olbers, Lindenau, and von Zach, about the method prior to 1805. (4) A letter of Gauss's that was published in 1799 in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' which alludes to 'meine Methode' [the offered volume]". The following translation of the complete letter (with footnotes by von Zach, the editor) are quoted from Plackett: The Discovery of the Method of Least Squares, Biometrika, Vol. 59, 1972, pp. 239-251: </br></br> "Allow me to point out a printer's error in the July issue of the A.G.E. Pages XXXV of the introduction in the account of the arc between the Panthéon and Évaux, must read 76145.74 instead of 76545.74. The sum is correct and the error cannot be in any other place.* I disovered this error when I applied my method, a specimen of which I have given you,&dagger; to determine the ellipse simply from these four measured arcs, and found the ellipticity to be 1/150; after correction of that error I found 1/187, and 2565006 units of length in the whole quadrant (namely without consideration of the Degree in Peru). The difference between 1/150 and 1/187 is certainly not important in this case, because the end-points lie too close together. Brunswick, 24 Aug. 1799. C. F. Gauss. </br></br> * This printers error is confirmed, and may also be recognized by the decimal degree figure set beside it, 2<sup>D</sup>.66868 - v.Z. </br></br> &dagger; Here at another time - v.Z." </br></br> Unfortunately von Zach appears never to have published the details of Gauss's method as promised in his foot note. (See Stigler: Statistics on the Table, pp.320-331 for a detailed discussion of this letter).. In: 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden', Vol. 4, p. 378. The whole volume offered: (4), XL, 575, (1:blank) pp. and 5 plates (not accompanying the Gauss letter). 8vo. Contemporary boards. Title page with old library stamp. Some very light sporring throughout - in all a very nice copy. Some copies of this journal volume have a frontispiece with a portrait of Laplace, this copy does not have a frontispiece but does not have any signs of removal either. Rare

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        Etude de Grosseiller epineux, et Fraise-Bigareau, ou Fausse Ananas [Pl. 43]

      Paris: Vilquin, 1805. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand by Ruotte. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few small losses along the edge of the bottom margin. 20 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches. 213/8 x 14 1/8 inches. An exquisite plate from arguably the most beautiful botanical work ever produced, Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits, "a work of outstanding importance and interest." Contemporary with the work of Redouté, Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits is one of the earliest examples of stipple engraved and colour-printed botanical illustration. Published in 12 cahiers (or parts) of 4 plates each, the work was compiled to assist designers of porcelain and fabric, with the plates often showing flowers grouped together, usually matched according to their flowering season.The greatest collection of flower books to be sold at auction in the 20th century was the de Belder collection, sold by Sotheby's in 1987. The catalogue was intended as a true reflection of the uniqueness of the collection, and the cover illustration selected to represent the best of the best was an image from Prevost's Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits.Dunthorne describes it as, "a work of outstanding importance and interest...issued for the specific purpose of maintaining the great French tradition for excellence of design and draughtsmanship. Perhaps no other prints are more worthy of carrying on the tradition of Jean Baptiste and van Spaendonck than these fine examples of Prévost. Whether bouquets or sprays of flowers or fruit, they possess a splendour and freshness amounting almost to fragrance, which is largely due to the quality of the colour printing." (Dunthorne, p. 33) Cf. Dunthorne p. 229; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 127; cf. Nissen BBI 1568; cf. Pritzel 7332; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8319.

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        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

      printed by T. Bensley for R. Bowyer 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.

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      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 16 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition. Rare.Worldcat shows no copy with this imprint, but lists a single copy of the same title issued by J & C. Evans.

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      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 15 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition. The last two pages of text have 'Directions how to Play' the game of 'Blackbury Wood,' a rhyming game, that teaches children the story of the Children in the Wood.Rare. Worldcat shows no copy with this imprint.

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      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 28 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition.Rare. Worldcat lists no copies of this imprint.

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        COCK ROBIN. A Pretty Gilded Toy For either Girl or Boy, suited to Children of all Ages.

      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 15 woodcuts and with a printer's device on the cover/title. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition.Rare. Worldcat lists no copies of this imprint, but locates earlier copies by John Evans.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        JACK AND JILL and Old Dame Gill.

      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 16 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition.Rare. Worldcat lists no copies of this imprint, but locates one copy issued by T. Evans.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        OLD DAME TROT, and her comical Cat.

      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 27 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition.Rare. Worldcat lists no copies of this imprint, but locates one copy issued by J. & C. Evans.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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      16 pages, including self-wrappers. Illustrated with 16 woodcuts. Expert repair to spine; else in excellent condition. Rare. Worldcat shows no copy of this imprint.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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