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        Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets - Plate 110. Le Perroquet Aouro-courouy.

      Paris: Langlois, 1801 - 1805. - Print. 34 x 27 cm. Hand coloured engraved print from Barraband's magnificent work. Small abrasion to the centre of the plate otherwise a lovely example of a rare engraving. Attractively framed and glazed.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        An historical account of the black empire of Hayti, comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo

      A fundamental source of information for the history of 19th century Haiti and Santo Domingo. 1805. London. James Cundee. In 4to (269 mm x 215 mm). XXIII[XXIV] + 467 + 6 ff. Recent half black morocco over cloth backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, very good. An uncut copy ?for the most part-, with only a few foxing spots, else excellent. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece showing Rainsford having a conversation with a soldier of the Black Army ?a very particular military force, created for the sole purpose of the Revolution-, both in very particular attires, a map of Santo Domingo, a plan of the city of the French Cape and nine plates with military and costumes views ?some folding-, made by J. Barlow after the drawings of the author. Of particular interest, is one plate entitled ?The Mode of exterminating the Black Army, as practised by the French?, showing a French soldier about to strike a soldier of the Black Army over a boat and members of the Black Army being destroyed by dogs in the water. Ostensibly a history of the Islands of Hispaniola and Santo Domingo, from their discovery by the Spanish until 1789, including the relations of the religious revolution, the independence of the natives and the black slaves from Africa, the ?Black Armada? and the war with the French Republic. Sabin, 67531. Palau, 246395.

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        Traité des maladies de la bouche, d'après l'état actuel des connoissances en médecine et en chirurgie, qui comprend la structure et les fonctions de la bouche, l'histoire de ses maladies, les moyens d'en conserver la santé et la beauté, et les opérations particulièrs à l'art du dentiste.

      Paris, Duprat-Duverger, 1805. - Gest. Front., gest. Titel, 13 Kupfertaf., (2 Bl.), XVI, 352 S. Hldr. d. Zt. (Rücken und Ecken erneuert). Erste Ausgabe des grundlegenden zahnmedizinischen Handbuchs. - Waller 10631; Wellcome III, 90; Callisen VII, 50; Crowley 846; Poletti 88: 'Opera fondamentale nella storia dentistica. Gariot fu l'inventore dell'Artikulator.' - Hirsch/H. II, 687: 'Jean- Baptiste Gariot. lebte zu Ende des vorigen und Anfang dieses (des 19.) Jahrhunderts als Zahnarzt des Königs von Spanien in Madrid und ist Verfasser eines in der Geschichte der Zahnheilkunde wichtigen Abschnitt bildenden dentistischen Werkes: 'Traité.' - Leicht gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Erstes und letztes leeres Blatt mit Marginalien von alter Hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutschlands Fauna in Abbildungen nach der Nature mit Beschreibungen von Jacob Sturm. V. Abtheilung Die Insecten

      Written by and illustrated by Jacob Sturm, one of the period's best entomological illustrators/engravers, and one of the founders of the Natural History Society in Nurnberg. Published in 23 volumes from 1805 to 1857. The set here is incomplete - 7 of 23 volumes are here plus one volumes worth of plates. We have NOT completely collated these though they appear complete. Many of the plates are black and white, though some are in spectacular color. The collection consists of the following: Vol 1 Published 1805 (plates I-XX only, text missing) Vol 2 Published 1807 [8],1-279 pages + B&W plates XXI - LII bound exlib buckram, dampstaining. Vol 8 Published 1834 [2],[iii]-iv, 170 pages + Plates CLXXXVI-CCIV (plates complete, some hand colored, disbound lacking volume title page). Vol 9 Published 1835 xii, 120 pages + plates CCIII-CCXVI (handcolored) stringbound, remains of paper spine. Vol 10 Published 1836 [4],108 pages (includes index) + plates CCXVI-CCXXVII (handcolored) never bound, untrimmed and uncut. Vol 11 Published 1837 [4], 148 pages + plates CCXXVIII-CCXLIII (handcolored), never bound uncut and untrimmed. Vols 12-19 missing Vol 20 Published 1849 vi, 103 pages + plates CCCLXI - CCCLXXVI (handcolored), never bound uncut and untrimmed. Vol 21 missing Vol 23 Published 1857 [4], 123 pages + plates CCCCIX-CCCCXXIV handcolored, never bound uncut and untrimmed.

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        Bouquet de Digitale, Clematite, Pensee, Tagete, Pivoine, Pavot, et Belle-de Jour, ou Liseron tricolor [Pl. 27]

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

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      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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      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.

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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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        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.

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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]

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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

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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.

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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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      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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      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.

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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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      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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