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        Essai physiologique sur la sensibilité

      Paris & Lyon, Demonvielle, 1805, in-8, XL, 246, (2)pp, demi-bas. lavallière, dos plat orné (Rel. de l'ép.), Première édition de ce traité de physiologie médicale du début du XIXème sur la sensibilité. Très rare. Les principales bibliographies consultées ne signalent pas cet ouvrage. Manques aux coiffes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Journal of a Tour into the Territory Northwest of the Alleghany Mountains; Made in the Spring of the Year 1803, with A Geographical and Historical Account of the State of Ohio.

      

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        Traité de géodésie, ou exposition des méthodes astronomiques et trigonométriques, appliquées soit à la mesure de la terre, soit à la confection du canevas des cartes et des plans

      Paris, Courcier, an XIV-1805, in-4, XXIV, 318, (4), (48) pp, et 10 planches, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets et fers dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, Première édition illustrée de 10 planches repliées. La publication de cet ouvrage fut un événement dans le monde scientifique de l'époque. Louis Puissant réforma les méthodes astronomiques appliquées à la détermination de la mesure de la figure de la terre ; il fut le premier à avoir relevé des erreurs dans la "base du système métrique décimal" de Delambre et Méchain. Exemplaire bien complet des 4 feuillets d'errata, des 32 pages des tables géodésiques et des 16 des tables de réfraction de Laplace. Bel exemplaire, très grand de marges et à l'intérieur d'une rare fraicheur. Poggendorff II, 542.

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        An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Containing a Description of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chantries, and other Relgious Buildings: [.] [Complete in 11 Volumes]

      William Miller 1805-1810, London - 11 volume set rebound in black 1/4 calf binding with marbled boards. All the bindings are in fine clean condition. Title and volume number in bright gilt to the spines which have 5 raised bands. All maps and engravings as called for with the map of Norwich cloth backed. The page edges are untrimmed and have some wear and soiling but the contents are all in very good condition bar a little light foxing to parts. A very reasonably priced set. (The set weighs around 11kg and the shipping cost will have to reflect that.) Sent from our bookshop in the UK. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Containing a Description of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chantries, and other Relgious Buildings [Complete in 11 Volumes]

      William Miller, London 1805 - 8vo. 1805-1810. 11 volumes, wanting map of Marshland (seldom present) otherwise c+p, Owners bookplate on front pastedowns, overall a good, clean set internally with sporadic browning and light foxing, bound in half calf, marbled boards, red mor. gt labels, light wear. Further images on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Campagnes Des Francais A Saint-Domingue, Et Refutation Des Reproches Faits Au Capitaine-General Rochambeau

      Paris, Locard, Arthus-Bertrand, Amand Koenig, an XIII; 1805. Hardcover. Acceptable. Octavo. [4], iii, [1], iv, 285 pp., folding table. Contemporary calf, gilt dentelle, all edges gilt. Spine lacking, rubbing, boards detached. Armorial bookplate of Holland House. Presentation bookplate in Latin from Pauline Bonaparte, by envoy, dated in roman numeral 1825. Toning, occasional foxing. Lattre was the owner and liquidator of war expenditures on Saint Domingo during the Haitian Revolution. His views are in all respects in conformity with the opinion of the plantation owners, especially on the question of slavery. In this treatise Lattre provides a background of the Haitian revolt, the international politics and England's role, Rochambeau's campaigns, as well as the future of the island of San Domingo. Sabin 39231

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        [Op. 36, arr.]. Deuxième Grande Sinfonie... arrangée en Trio pour Pianoforte, Violon et Violoncelle par l'Auteur même. [Piano part only]

      Vienne: Bureau des arts et d'industrie [PN] 503, [1805]. Oblong folio. Sewn. [1] (title) 2-33, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "f. [4.30]," digits in pencil. With "Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel" overpaste to blank area at foot of title. Corrections to accidentals in red crayon to p. 7. Foxing; staining; some offsetting; crease and small tear to upper margin of final leaf. First Edition of this arrangement. Kinsky p. 90. Dorfmüller p. 307. Hoboken 2, 196. The authenticity of the arrangement is disputed (see Raab, critical report to NGA I, 1, p. 168).

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        I Fuorusciti Dramma comico in due Atti... Ridotto per il Pianoforte Die Wegelagerer Komische Oper in zwei Aufzügen... Klavierauszug... Preis 5 Thlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], 1805. First Edition. Eitner VII, p. 279. Grove Music Online. OCLC no. 21813652. I fuorusciti di Firenze, an opera semiseria to a libretto by Angelo Anelli, was first performed at the Hoftheater in Dresden on November 27, 1802. "[Paer's] opere semiserie... are essentially serious operas with happy endings. For example, Camilla, I fuorusciti and Leonora are 'rescue operas' after the model of Cherubini, set in the lonely, ominous settings of Gothic romances - ruined castles, threatening forests and dank underground vaults... Yet the tension of these situations is relieved regularly by the intrusion of cowardly servants and pairs of rustic lovers, who provide comic relief and express nostalgic or folklike sentiments... [Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Full dark green morocco with gilt tooling to all edges, spine in decorative compartments gilt with dark red title label gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 188 pp. Typeset. Text in Italian and German. Boards slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Light internal foxing and browning; occasional small stains; slightly cropped.

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        ENSAYO SOBRE LOS VERDADEROS PRINCIPIOS DE LA EQUITACION, Ó TEORÍA DE LA ESCUELA DE A CABALLO, ADAPTADA AL MAS EXACTO RACIOCINIO Y Á LAS LEYES QUE DICTAN LA GEOMETRÍA, LA ANATOMÍA Y LA MECÁNICA

      Imprenta Real (Madrid), Madrid 1805 - Frontispicio grabado al cobre, X+268 pp. y 18 láminas fuera de texto grabadas al cobre (dos de ellas plegadas). Encuadernación en pasta española de época, cortes tintados. Pese a figurar en portada Tomo I, es obra completa (Palau 130182). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ignacio Martin Villena]
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        Catálogo de las lenguas de las naciones conocidas, y numeracion, division, y clases de estas segun la diversidad de sus idiomas y dialectos.

      Madrid, Imprenta de la administración del real arbitrio de beneficiencia, 1800-1805. - Catálogo de las lenguas de las naciones conocidas, y numeracion, division, y clases de estas segun la diversidad de sus idiomas y dialectos. Madrid, Imprenta de la administracion del real arbitrio de beneficiencia,1800-1805. 6 volumes in 8vo. xvi + 396p; 480p; 359 + [1 blank]p; 343 + [1 blank]p; 315 + [1 blank]p; 379 + [1 blank]p. With 7 folding tables. Contemporary marbled sheep; backstrip gilt with morocco title labels. First Spanish language edition of this celebrated pioneering study of comparative linguistics. The text of this edition is massively enlarged; the Italian rudimentary version published at Cesena in 1784 had consisted of one volume only. Vol. 1 treats the languages of the Americas: chapters 2-7 deal with the Indian languages of Spanish America; the 2 folding tables calculate distances between thirty settlements of the Guaraní Indians with a census of their populations in the year 1767, and list the missions in the Chaco region 1735-1767. Chapter 7 is devoted to the languages spoken in California, the Mississippi area, Florida, Greenland, the north American east coast, Labrador, and Iceland; Algonquin is classified as twenty-five dialects, Huronian and Iroquoian as eleven, and Apachean as seven. Vol. 2 discusses the Pacific area (Malay, Tagalo, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Hindostani, Mongolian, Persian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopian, etc). Vol.3 covers Europe including a chapter on the Gypsy language, and vols 4-6 are devoted to the study of ancient European languages, notably Iberian, Celtic, and Basque. Hervás (1735-1809), a Jesuit scholar, worked in the American missions until they were closed in 1767. He subsequently studied mathematics, physics and linguistics in Italy, and was appointed Prefect of the Vatican Library by Pope Pius VII. Isolated worming repaired in titles and in blank margins of last quires of 3 volumes, otherwise a good set. Leclerc 2072; Palau 114453; Sabin 31600. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Journal of a Tour into the Territory Northwest of the Alleghany Mountains; Made in the Spring of the Year 1803, with A Geographical and Historical Account of the State of Ohio.

      1805 - 8vo (212 x 126mm). Slightly later full speckled calf, spine with five raised bands, two gilt-stamped red morocco lettering-pieces, ornamented and dated in gilt, interwoven initial gilt-stamp on upper, lion giltstamped on lower cover, covers with gilt-tooled double-fillets, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt, marbled edges; pp. viii, [9]-271, with three folding engraved maps, engraved plan and folding engraved birds-eye view; light wear to hinges; light spotting or browning in places (a bit more so to title), G1 with old repaired tear, title with small restoration to inner margin, two maps with sympathetic repairs to marginal tear and paperflaw; provenance: John Disney, Unitarian minister (1746-1816), presentation inscription to him from the author on initial blank, his ink monogram on front free endpaper, matching the design of the monogram on the front cover, engraved armorial bookplate, with the lion on rear cover matching the crest of the coat-of-arms; 5th Earl of Rosebery, bookplate. First edition, inscribed by the author. This is the first substantial monograph on Ohio, with Rufus Putnam's large map of the young state. Putnam, to whom this book is dedicated, was Surveyor General, a founding father of the state of Ohio and probably responsible for another map, showing the land suitable for military service, including the Indian Moravian towns of Shoenbrun, Gnadenhutten and Salem. The birds-eye-view depicts the structures erected by the Native North Americans on the river Muskingum. The author Thaddeus Mason Harris (1768-1842) was the son of a Massachusetts revolutionary, who died during the War of Independence. After an impoverished childhood he managed to study theology and became a Unitarian clergyman and Harvard librarian. He undertook this journey for health reasons on his doctor's orders, observing the topography, natural history, economic activities and Native Americans, as well as giving one of the first accounts of oil and coal deposits in Ohio. Howes H233; Sabin 30515. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        1805 stampless letter with MHead manuscript postmark & mss Ship 19 for carriage to East Haddam Ct Written at sea the letter describes being boarded by the Cambrian Frigate and taken to Halifax by the British

      Offered is a wonderful example of a stampless letter carried by private ship into Marblehead, Massachusetts. The letter was placed in the mail, and received a manuscript MHead postmark, and was rated Sh 19, for the 17ct rate to East Haddam Ct, plus the 2ct ship fee for the captain. The captain writes to merchants at East Haddam Ct regarding his time at sea.Halifax November 17, 1805 has been crossed out and At Sea written in it's place. He writes that " I was boarded by the Cambrian Frigate and ordered on board with my papers. After they were examined the captain told me he should detain me and send me to Halifax. My mate and all my men, except the cook was taken out. A prize master mate and seven men put on board and made sail for this place" This letter is an example of events which lead up to the Embargo of 1807, and the War of 1812HMS Cambrian was a Royal Navy 40 gun fifth rate frigate. She served in the English channel, and off North America. In 1805 Cambrian transferred to the Halifax station, where she harassed French and Spanish Shipping, and captured several privateers and merchantmen.

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        Beschreibung und Theorie des englischen Cylinder-Gebläses nebst einigen Vorschlägen zur Verbesserung dieser Maschine

      Seven fine folding engraved plates. xiv, [2], 115, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled half-sheep & marbled boards (minor foxing), flat spine gilt. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1805. First edition and quite rare. Baader (1763-1835), a famous civil engineer, mining expert, and Chief of the Bavarian Mining Council, resided in England and Scotland from 1786 to 1794, where he studied the most recent technological developments, both in mining and metallurgy. While in Edinburgh, he designed an improved hydraulic powered blowing engine for blast furnaces that allowed higher temperatures, based on the fan originally developed by John Wilkinson (1728-1808). This became known as the Baadersches Geblaese. His greatest contribution to science was, however, his devotion, through propaganda and the power of his position, to the building of railways in Bavaria. The present work is concerned with Baader's final work on the fan and the improvements he has made to it. Fine copy with a small ownership inscription on title inoffensively blacked-out. WorldCat locates no copy in North America. ❧ A.D.B., I, pp. 725-26. Poggendorff, I, 80-81.

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        A voyage round the world, in the years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, in 1804;

      in which the Author visited the principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. London : Printed for Richard Phillips by T. Gillet, 1805. First edition. Three volumes, duodecimo, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, boards with gilt borders (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of first volume with small wormhole), spines with gilt ornament and black leather labels with title and volume numbers lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, paste-downs with original bookseller's label of J. Avery, Barnstaple, first blanks with nineteenth century owner's stamp of F. Trix and his pencilled ownership inscription to second blanks, pp xx, 238; 237; 204, [4] publisher's advertisements; all volumes in a handsome and firm contemporary binding, internally clean and crisp, an attractive set. Ferguson, 421.

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        Turkey and its resources: its municipal organization and free trade; the state and prospects of English commerce in the East, the new administration of Greece, its revenue and national possessions.London, Saunders and Otley (back of title-page: printed by Botson and Palmer), 1833. 8vo. With lithographed map as frontispiece. Contemporary boards.

      Goldsmiths' 27883. First edition; flyleaf with presentation inscription from the author to "Mr ... Regnaudiu". Important overview of Turkish trade, resources, infrastructure and municipal organisation by the diplomat David Urquhart (1805-1877). After two and a half years fighting in the Greek war of independence, Urquhart was invited to accompany Sir Stratford Canning to Istanbul in November 1831 as an advisor during negotiations to settle the Greek boundary. In 1832 Urquhart was sent to Albania to cultivate the support of Rechid Pasha, leading advisor to the Turkish sultan. Urquhart became a great supporter of Turkey, spending most of 1834 in the country, and encouraged the British government to ally with Turkey against Egypt. The present substantial book was written to inform the British political class of the possible commercial benefits of an Anglo-Turkish alliance.Some negligible discolouration in first few leaves, light wear to extremities. In very good condition and untrimmed. Scarce, particularly in original condition as here.

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        The Works of the British Poets. Collated with the best editions; by Thomas Park F.S.A.

      London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1805 - Near-contemporary straight-grain green morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to smooth spines, single rule and roll to boards gilt, central motif blind-stamped to boards, inner dentelles in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. A couple of volumes slightly cockled, browning to text block, some spines a little faded, minor rubbing to spines and edges otherwise in excellent condition. With engraved frontispieces. First edition of this handsomely bound collection of poetry. The series, also known as Sharpe's Edition, contains the works of 39 major and minor British poets, including John Milton, John Dryden, and Jonathan Swift. From the library of Sylvester Stallone with his bookplate loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The peninsula of Sinai, the Negeb and lower Egypt, to illustrate the history of the patriarchs and the exodus.London, Stanford's Geographical Establishment, 1879. Chromolithographed map (ca. 60.5 x 77 cm), divided into 28 pieces mounted on cloth so it can be folded, with a small inset map of the northern Arabian Peninsula. Scale ca. 1:380,000. Contemporary marbled paper.

      - Ibrahim-Hilmy, The literature of Egypt and the Soudan, p. 450. Large chromolithographed map of the Sinai desert and northeast Egypt, with the supposed route of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan highlighted in red. An inset map at the lower right depicts "the migration of Terah and Abraham".Added in manuscript in red ink is the route of the expedition by the American explorer John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852), with the manuscript note "Map accompanying Mr. Stephens' report", probably referring to Stephens' Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, published in 1837. Only slightly browned, with some manuscript addition in red ink, as mentioned above, and a large letter D. added with blue pencil next to the map's title. Overall in very good condition.

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        The Life of the Rev Charles Wesley M.A

      Dublin - John Jones, 1805 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A memoir of Methodistleader Charles Wesley. With an engraved frontispiece of Wesley. A scarce edition of this work, which is the Second Edition. This work is taken from Wesley's private journal and compiled by John Whitehead,author of the discourse delivered atJohn Welsey's funeral. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, worn. Paper coverings toboards are detaching due to damp staining and have suffered loss. Small amount of rubbing to thehead and tail of spine. Gilt stampingto spine have started fading. Hinges areslightly strained but firm. Frontispiece is detached. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds; Consisting of Highly-finished Engravings by James Tookey; from Drawings, by Julius Ibbetson; with Historical and Scientific Descriptions

      London: Darton and Harvey, 1805. Some occasional spotting due to paper type.. Two volumes, folio, 402 x 266 mm, with 84 engraved images, engraved and printed title-pages; contemporary green straight-grained morocco, ornately decorated in gilt and blind with complex borders and panels to sides and spines, stylish dark grey endpapers, all edges gilt. A Large Paper copy, and much grander than the ordinary issue (about 400 mm as against 300-325 mm in height) with generous margins, this is a most imposing work in its two grand volumes. Originally issued in parts from 1794/5 this well-illustrated zoology has 84 copper-engraved images by James Tookey after designs by Julius Ibbetson. They vividly depict animals in their natural habitat, ranging from mice, guinea-pigs and squirrels to bears tigers and elephants, with delightful monkeys and various exotic species. At the time publication started in 1794 the Australian discoveries were still relatively recent. The description and image of the Flying Opossum are credited to White's Journal and to Shaw's Naturalist's Miscellany and Church notes that 'this animal has not long been added to the catalogue of quadrupeds'. The fine image of the "Kanguru" depicts the mob then successfully 'living in the Royal Garden at Kew, where they breed, and appear quite naturalised...'. There is a quite extensive 4-page description of the animal, with the remark that 'it is to the indefatigable ardour and enterprising spirit of Sir Joseph Banks that we are indebted for our first acquaintance with this most singular quadruped'.The accomplished wildlife and landscape painter Julius Caesar Ibbetson (Yorkshire, 1759-1812) enjoyed an early success as an artist, from the age of 17, and exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1785. He continued to exhibit until his death and was considered one of the best painters of his time, noted for his rural scenes and depictions of animals. Benjamin West compared him to the Dutch painter of the Golden Age when he referred to him as "the Berghem of England". The engraver James Tookey (active 1800-1830) specialized in landscapes and animals, as well as portraits including his 1784 portrait of Captain Cook). Provenance: Unidentified crest on all four sides of the bindings "C.G.", with nine-point coronet of a viscount.

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        Reisen in das Innere von Südafrika in den Jahren 1797 und 1798 UND Neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika.

      2 Bände in 1. Mit zusammen 4 Kupfertafeln und 2 gefalteten Kupferkarten (komplett). Band 2: Neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika. Nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt und Schilderung seiner Einwohner. Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt von J.A. Bergk. Wien, Doll, 1805. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein... Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze). - 010

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        Suvorov's March across the Alps.

      John Vendramini London Jan 1 1805 - Aquatint (59.5 x 79 cm) by John Vendramini after a painting by Robert Kerr Porter, with contemporary hand colouring; some marginal restoration, browning. In lower margin captioned in English & French: "To His Most Excellent Majesty the Emperor of all the Russians / These plates representing the passage of the Alps by Russian troops led / by General Suwarrow on the 28 of Oct. 1799, are most humbly dedicated by his / Imperial Majesty's most dutiful Servant John Vendramini". Fine large aquatint depicting heroic crossing of the Alps by the Russian troops in the War of the Second Coalition. This is the first in a pair of coloured aquatints by Giovanni Vendramini (1769-1839) after Robert Porter (1777-1842), and depicts the standing figure of Suvorov, sword aloft, in the foreground attended by a kneeling priest and group of officers, with the Russian infantry engaging French soldiers on a bridge and mountain pass in the background; the engraved dedication & description below the image contains a vignette head & shoulders portrait of Alexander I in uniform. In 1799 Paul I granted Suvorov command of the Austro-Russian army and sent him to drive Napoleon's forces out of Italy. Suvorov erased practically all of Bonaparte's gains of 1796 and 1797, defeating his top generals Moreau (at Cassano d'Adda), MacDonald (at Trebbia) and Joubert (at Novi). After the victorious Italian theatre Suvorov planned to march on Paris, but instead was ordered to Switzerland to join up with the Russian forces already there and drive the French out. The Russian army under General Korsakov was defeated by Masséna at Zürich before Suvorov could reach and unite with them. Surrounded by Masséna's 80,000 French troops, Suvorov with a force of 18,000 Russian regulars and 5,000 Cossacks, exhausted and short of provisions, decided that to evade the French forces awaiting him he would march into the 9,000 foot high mountains of the Panikh range towards Ilants. After a difficult march, the Russian army reached Ilants on October 8, finally beyond the reach of the French. Suvorov's successful escape still cost him as much as one third of his army and all of his guns, but gained him the grudging admiration of Europe, the nickname "the Russian Hannibal" and the title of the fourth Generalissimo of Russia. Rovinskiy, Slovar Russ. gravirovannikh portretov, Vol. 3, 182.

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds; Consisting of Highly-finished Engravings by James Tookey; from Drawings, by Julius Ibbetson; with Historical and Scientific Descriptions.

      London: Darton and Harvey, 1794-1805. Two volumes, folio, 402 x 266 mm, with 84 engraved images, engraved and printed title-pages; contemporary green straight-grained morocco, ornately decorated in gilt and blind with complex borders and panels to sides and spines, stylish dark grey endpapers, all edges gilt. A Large Paper copy, and much grander than the ordinary issue (about 400 mm as against 300-325 mm in height) with generous margins, this is a most imposing work in its two grand volumes. Originally issued in parts from 1794/5 this well-illustrated zoology has 84 copper-engraved images by James Tookey after designs by Julius Ibbetson. They vividly depict animals in their natural habitat, ranging from mice, guinea-pigs and squirrels to bears tigers and elephants, with delightful monkeys and various exotic species. At the time publication started in 1794 the Australian discoveries were still relatively recent. The description and image of the Flying Opossum are credited to White's Journal and to Shaw's Naturalist's Miscellany and Church notes that 'this animal has not long been added to the catalogue of quadrupeds'. The fine image of the "Kanguru" depicts the mob then successfully 'living in the Royal Garden at Kew, where they breed, and appear quite naturalised...'. There is a quite extensive 4-page description of the animal, with the remark that 'it is to the indefatigable ardour and enterprising spirit of Sir Joseph Banks that we are indebted for our first acquaintance with this most singular quadruped'.The accomplished wildlife and landscape painter Julius Caesar Ibbetson (Yorkshire, 1759-1812) enjoyed an early success as an artist, from the age of 17, and exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1785. He continued to exhibit until his death and was considered one of the best painters of his time, noted for his rural scenes and depictions of animals. Benjamin West compared him to the Dutch painter of the Golden Age when he referred to him as "the Berghem of England". The engraver James Tookey (active 1800-1830) specialized in landscapes and animals, as well as portraits including his 1784 portrait of Captain Cook). Provenance: Unidentified crest on all four sides of the bindings "C.G.", with nine-point coronet of a viscount. Some occasional spotting due to paper type.

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        Manuale del galvanismo adattato alla fisica, alla chimica e alla medicina [.] Tradotto dal francese.

      - Firenze, presso Guglielmo Piatti, 1805, in-8, br. muta originale (lievi mancanze al dorso), pp. 205, [3]. Con 6 tavole incise in rame ripiegate in fine. Prima edizione italiana dello stesso anno dell'originale francese. Descrive esperienze di un periodo fondamentale per lo studio dell'elettricità (esperienze di Galvani, di Volta, dell'elettromotore di Volta, ecc.). Bell'esemplare, a pieni margini. Ex libris Caproni. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Turkey and its resources: its municipal organization and free trade; the state and prospects of English commerce in the East, the new administration of Greece, its revenue and national possessions.London, Saunders and Otley (back of title-page: printed by Botson and Palmer), 1833. 8vo. With lithographed map as frontispiece. Contemporary boards.

      Goldsmiths' 27883. First edition; flyleaf with presentation inscription from the author to "Mr ... Regnaudiu". Important overview of Turkish trade, resources, infrastructure and municipal organisation by the diplomat David Urquhart (1805-1877). After two and a half years fighting in the Greek war of independence, Urquhart was invited to accompany Sir Stratford Canning to Istanbul in November 1831 as an advisor during negotiations to settle the Greek boundary. In 1832 Urquhart was sent to Albania to cultivate the support of Rechid Pasha, leading advisor to the Turkish sultan. Urquhart became a great supporter of Turkey, spending most of 1834 in the country, and encouraged the British government to ally with Turkey against Egypt. The present substantial book was written to inform the British political class of the possible commercial benefits of an Anglo-Turkish alliance.Some negligible discolouration in first few leaves, light wear to extremities. In very good condition and untrimmed. Scarce, particularly in original condition as here.

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        THE LECTURES OF BOYER UPON DISEASES OF THE BONES, Arranged into a Systematic Treatise by A. Richerand

      James Humphreys, Philadelphia 1805 - 8vo, pp. 368. Two volumes in one - this is the first American edition of Anthelme Balthasar Richerand's complilation of Boyer's lectures. See Early American Medical Imprints 1668-1820, #261 and #1606. Eight full page plates, all with light foxing and some off-setting. Contents age-toned but otherwise unblemished. Front board split at joint and virtually detached. Rear board very tender. Boards scuffed and worn at edges. Else, a clean copy in good condition. Bound in original calf with red morocco spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Altona vor hundert Jahren. Ein historisches Schauspiel in fünf Aufzügen.

      Hamburg und Altona Gottfried Vollmer 1805 - Kl.-8°. 142 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband. d. Zt. mit farb. Rückenschildchen. Jestädt 604. - Vgl. Goed. V, 503, 81. - Erste Buchausgabe, erschien zuvor in der »Sammlung neuer Schauspiele«. - Die Aufführung fand bereist im Januar 1801 statt. Das Stück war eigens für das »Altonaer National-Theater« unter Leitung von Joachim Lorenz Evers' geschrieben und thematisiert die kriegerischen Auseinandersetzung mit Schweden. Die zeitgenössische Aufnahme war vernichtend: »Die Zuschauer, vom Titel angelockt, fanden sich zahlreich ein, wurden aber sehr geprellt; denn das Geschreibsel war höchst elend in jeder Hinsicht und mißfiel allgemein. Man schimpfte auf die Frechheit des Verfassers, solche Sudelei dem Publikum vorzuführen.« (Costenobel zit. n. Hans-Werner Engels: Johann Friedrich Ernst Albrecht [.]. In Zs. d. Vereins für Hamburgische Geschichte. 2000, S. 31, Anm. 126). - Der Einband ist bestoßen. Innen etwas fleckig. 1 Notizzettel ist dem Titel vorgeheftet. - Die erste Lage auf bläulichem Papier gedruckt, dann folgt einfaches Schreibpapier. - Selten. 500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE DE FORTIFICATION SOUTERRAINE, OU DES MINES OFFENSIVES ET DEFENSIVES COMPRENANT LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DES MINES, LA GUERRE SOUTERRAINE, LES DEMOLITIONS . LA DESCRIPTIONS DE L'ATTAQUE DES SYSTEMES.

      Paris: Chez Magimel, Levrault, Schoell, Strasbourg , F. G. Levrault. Very Good+. 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarter leather over clean marble boards. Gilt decorated spine title and panels. Yellow endpaper. (ii) -(xvi) 321pp (ii) + 16 clean fold out plates with 164 illustrations. Includes Errata, (Table of Contents). First two pages very lightly foxed. Bottom front corners lightly rubbed. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Military, Strategies of attack & defense, underground fortification, early dissertation on mines and explosives ; Engraved plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 321 pages .

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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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        Analyse raisonnée de la Discussion du Code civil au Conseil d`État, contenant Le Texte des Lois; Le Précis des Observations faites sur chaque Article, et les Motifs de la décision du Conseil; L`Indication de la Confirmité et de l`Opposition de ces Articles aux Lois anciennes; Les Arrets rendus par la Cour de Cassation pour en fixer le sens; Et les Observations particulières de l`Auteur, pour concilier et rectifier quelques-uns de ces Articles, et faciliter l`intelligence des autres; par Jacques de MALEVILLE, Second président de ladite Cour, et l`un des Rédacteurs du Code civil.

      Garnery rue de Seine; Laporte quai des Lunettes arcade Lamoignon, Paris 1805 - Deuxième Édition. 4 Bde. Paris, Garnery, rue de Seine; Laporte, quai des Lunettes, arcade Lamoignon, 1805-1807. 8vo. (1:) XIX, 504; (2:) VIII, 541; (3:) 500; (4:) 495 S. Originale einheitliche Interimsbroschuren. (unbeschnittener Originalzustand, Papier sehr frisch). Malevilles (1741-1824) berühmte vierbändige "Analyse raisonnée" über die Diskussion zum Code Civil im Staatsrat war ein umfassender, hochinteressanter Kommentar über das Zustandekommen, die Grundlagen und die Ausgestaltung jedes Artikels. Malleville behandelt darin in durchaus unparteiischer Weise die am umstrittensten und am kontroversesten diskutierten Fragen im Entstehungsprozeß des Code Civil. In der Befolgung der Legalordnung des Code civil zeigt Maleville an den einzelnen Gesetzen auf, warum die eine oder andere Meinung bei der Ausgestaltung des Gesetzes den Vorzug erhalten hat. Er fügt an, warum die eine oder andere Lücke geblieben ist und vor allem, auf welche Weise die geltende Gesetzesregelung vom Ius Romanum auf der einen Seite und dem Gewohnheitsrecht (droit coutumier) auf der anderen Seite abgewichen ist. - Im Jahre 1800, an VIII, am 24. Thermidor des französischen Revolutionskalenders, wurde Maleville von Napoléon beauftragt, zusammen mit TRONCHET, PORTALIS und BIGOT-PRÉAMENEU einen Entwurf eines Code Civil auszuarbeiten. Von Napoléon war Maleville als Sekretär und Redakteur innerhalb der Kommisison beauftragt. Seine drei Kollegen beteiligten ihn aber gleichberechtigt an allen Kommsisionssitzungen. Innerhalb der Kommission suchte er den Standpunkt des Ius Romanum bei der Ausgestaltung des Entwurfes einzubringen. Bisweilen schoß Maleville auch über dass Ziel hinaus, beispielsweise als er entgegen den Errungenschaften der französischen Revolution, die auch die gesetzlichze Gleichberechtigung der Frau forderte, die Verwirklichung des patriachalischen, römischen Familienmodells forderte. Die Paterfamilias war für ihn beispielgebend und sollte nach seinen Vorstellungen auch Inhalt des Code civil werden. In diesem Sinne lehnte Maleville auch die Ehescheidung ab, einer der großen Errungenschaften der französischen Revolution. Stark romanistisch war er auch im Erbrecht, vor allem bei der im Ius Romanum ausgeprägten grenzelosen Testierfreiheit. - Maleville war bis zum Jahre 1770 Advokat am Parlament zu Bordeaux, zog sich dann aber nach Domme im Pérogard zurück. Die französische Revolution drängte ihn wieder ins öffentliche Leben zurück. Dort übernahm er Aufgaben in der Justiz und in der französischen Gesetzgebung. Maleville war ein Parteigänger der Revolution und wurde im Jahre 1790 zunächst Mitglied, später Direktor des Direktoriums im Département Dordogne. Ein Jahr später wurde er als Richter an das Kassationsgericht zu Paris (cour de cassation), dem obersten französischen Gericht, berufen. Dort wirkte er als Richter bis 1794. Von 1795 bis 1799 wurde Maleville in den Ältestenrat berufen. Im Jahre 1800 schloß er sich Napoléon Bonaparte an, der ihn erneut zum Richter am Kassationsgericht ernannte, wo er bald Präsident der zivilrechtlichen Abteilung wurde. Im Jahre 1806 wurde er zum Senator ernannt und in den Grafenstand erhoben, wandte sich später jedoch von Napoléon ab. Er stimmte für die Entlassung Napoléons und die Rückkher der Bourbonen zu. Nachdem er sich mit der Restauration verbündet hatte, wurde er 1814 zum Pair und 1817 zum Marquis ernannt. (unbeschnittener Originalzustand, Papier sehr frisch).

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        (1) TRAVELS IN ICELAND (2) VOYAGE TO..... FOUR PRINCIPAL ISLANDS OF AFRICAN SEAS, WITH....PASSAGE OF CAPTAIN BAUDIN TO PORT LOUIS IN THE MAURITIUS (3 ) WANDERER...ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, & N WALES (4) HOLCROFT'S TRAVEL Vol II in Series: a collection of modern and contemporary voyages and travels: containing, i. translations from foreign languages, of voyages never before translated. ii original voyages and travels never before published. iii. analyses of new voyages

      London: Richard Phillips. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1805. First English Edition. Hardcover. ; Contemporary 3/4 leather over scuffed marbled boards. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Text tight & intact. Rear hinge cracked & front hinge partially cracked with covers firmly attached. Early owner's ink stamp in front. Condition of individual books as noted after each title. Each book or part was issued separately at intervals throughout the year with the intention of having each series bound together although they were sometimes bound individually. There were 10 or more volumes published in this series. These books were of considerable interest because, at the time, they were one of the only sources of information as to current conditions in foreign countries. Most travel & exploration books were of a more historical nature. FULL Titles: (1) "TRAVELS IN ICELAND: PERFORMED BY ORDER OF HIS DANISH MAJESTY CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS, A DESCRIPTION OF THE LAKES, RIVERS, GLACIERS, HOT-SPRING AND VOLCANOES; OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF EARTH, STONES, FOSSILS AND PETRIFACTIONS; AS WELL AS OF THE ANIMALS, INSECTS, FISHES, ETC." by Eggert Olafsen & Bjarni Povelsen, translated from the Danish. 2pp ads + title page + 2pp preface + pp 5-158 + 4pp index. Compete with 5 plates as called for at end of text (including fold-out map of Iceland ). Text tight & clean with very minor scattered foxing. (2) "VOYAGE TO, AND TRAVELS THROUGH THE FOUR PRINCIPAL ISLANDS OF THE AFRICAN SEAS, PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT, DURING THE YEARS 1801 AND 1802 WITH A NARRATIVE OF THE PASSAGE OF CAPTAIN BAUDIN TO PORT LOUIS IN MAURITIUS" by Bory de Saint Vincent, translated from the French. Title page + 2pp Ad + pp 5-208 + 2pp index. Complete with 7 plates as called for by binder's list at end of text. Includes 2 maps (1 fold-out). A total of 5 fold-out & 2 full page plates: 5 of these are acquatints. Plate (Inside Crater...Isle of Bourbon) has 1" tear along fold & & 5" x 1" dampstain along top edge. No other tears, but fold-out plate of St Croix was misfolded & has a few extra creases. Deals mainly with the islands of St Helena, Tenerife, Mauritius &Reunion. (3) " GLEANINGS OF A WANDERER IN VARIOUS PARTS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & NORTH WALES, MADE DURING AN EXCURSION IN THE YEAR 1804" by Anonymous (Mrs Leslie? ). Title page + pp 3-168 + 4pp index. 1 acquatint plate. (4) "TRAVELS FROM HAMBURGH THROUGH WESTPHALIA, HOLLAND, AND THE NETHERLANDS, TO HOLLAND" By Thomas Holcroft. No title page. This is an 84 page (+2pp index) summary with excerpts from his 2 volume, 1100 page work published in 1804. World Travel ; B.W. Plates; 8vo; 630 pages .

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        Vocabulaire des Francs-Maçons, suivi des constitutions générales de l`ordre de la Franche-Maconerie, d`une invocation maonique à Dieu, et de quelques pièces de poésie inédites.

      Paris, Au Cabinet de Lecture, (1805).. VI, II, 47, 119 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Wolfstieg 1294. - Erste Ausgabe. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. etwas fleckig.

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        La botanique. Paris, Baudouin brothers, 1822. Large 4to (36 x 27 cm). With a stipple-engraved "Roussœa Simplex" (alluding to the author's name) used as a vignette on the title-page and 65 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour (inked à la poupée ) and finished by hand. Later 19th-century brown half sheepskin.

      Cat. Redoutéana 37 note; Stafleu & Cowan 9688; cf. Dunthorne 252 (1805 ed.); Nissen, BBI 1688 (other eds.). Rare second edition, printed from the original plates of the 1805 first edition, of Redouté's beautifully illustrated publication of letters on botany by the great philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), written in the years 1771 to 1773 and apparently first published in 1782. The plates show flowers, fruits, bulbs, leaves, etc. of flowering plants and trees, some showing whole plants and others showing details, sometimes cut away to reveal anatomical details. The book serves largely as a vehicle to display the botanical art of Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) who executed all the paintings or watercolour drawings. They were stipple-engraved and (except for that used as a title-vignette) printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand. Although Rousseau's letters had been published earlier, they first appeared with Redouté's illustrations in 1805, in both a folio and a quarto issue, the latter reissued in 1821. The present is a new edition, beautifully printed by Alexandre Baudouin and his brother on heavy wove paper.The text leaves are slightly foxed throughout, but the plates show only occasional light foxing. Otherwise in very good condition, with only a browned patch in the gutter margin of one plate, not approaching the image. Some plate numbers trimmed off. Binding scuffed but structurally very good. A lovely display of Redouté's botanical art matched to the botanical writings of the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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        MANUSCRIPT FIELD BOOK OF THE SUSQUEHANNAH & BATH TURNPIKE ROAD TIOGA COUNTY.

      1805 - A Survey of the road beginning at a Beach Sapling marked 21 miles and being at or near the West Bounds of the County of Chenango May 27th, 1805. Large 8vo. 6 leaves. The ink details are fading. The information goes to about mile 77. This is certified by Moses Van Campen and J. N. Miller, Commissioners on August 30th, 1805. Some wear.

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        Bibliothèque Géographique et Instructive Des Jeunes Gens, Ou Recueil De voyages Intéressants Pour L'instruction et L'amusement De La Jeunesse (SIXTY-EIGHT VOLUMES).

      J.E. Gabriel Dufour, Paris & Amsterdam 1805 - 14516 pp. extensive collection + 13 folding plates + 55 steel engraved plates of which 2 are folding, title gilt on spine, translated from the German & English by J. B.J. Breton, RARE FASCINATING COMPLETE COLLECTION WITH MAGNIFICENT BINDING. Set in perfect condition. Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746 – 1818) was a German writer, linguist, educator and publisher. He was a major representative of philanthropinism and the German Enlightenment. His publications ranged from alphabet books to a collection of translated and own travelogues and guidance or conduct books for boys and girls. Campe is counted among the founding fathers of the modern genre of intentional or specific children’s and youth literature, along with the writers Christian Felix Weiße and Christian Gotthilf Salzmann. He created this series of works that were each supposed to be educational, pleasant and directed at a specific age group. His publications ranged from alphabet books to a collection of translated and own travelogues and guidance or conduct books for boys and girls. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La botanique. Paris, Baudouin brothers, 1822. Large 4to (36 x 27 cm). With a stipple-engraved "Roussœa Simplex" (alluding to the author's name) used as a vignette on the title-page and 65 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour (inked à la poupée ) and finished by hand. Later 19th-century brown half sheepskin.

      Cat. Redoutéana 37 note; Stafleu & Cowan 9688; cf. Dunthorne 252 (1805 ed.); Nissen, BBI 1688 (other eds.). Rare second edition, printed from the original plates of the 1805 first edition, of Redouté's beautifully illustrated publication of letters on botany by the great philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), written in the years 1771 to 1773 and apparently first published in 1782. The plates show flowers, fruits, bulbs, leaves, etc. of flowering plants and trees, some showing whole plants and others showing details, sometimes cut away to reveal anatomical details. The book serves largely as a vehicle to display the botanical art of Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) who executed all the paintings or watercolour drawings. They were stipple-engraved and (except for that used as a title-vignette) printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand. Although Rousseau's letters had been published earlier, they first appeared with Redouté's illustrations in 1805, in both a folio and a quarto issue, the latter reissued in 1821. The present is a new edition, beautifully printed by Alexandre Baudouin and his brother on heavy wove paper.The text leaves are slightly foxed throughout, but the plates show only occasional light foxing. Otherwise in very good condition, with only a browned patch in the gutter margin of one plate, not approaching the image. Some plate numbers trimmed off. Binding scuffed but structurally very good. A lovely display of Redouté's botanical art matched to the botanical writings of the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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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. (Brunet III-1394).

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        Turkey and its resources: its municipal organization and free trade; the state and prospects of English commerce in the East, the new administration of Greece, its revenue and national possessions.London, Saunders and Otley (back of title-page: printed by Botson and Palmer), 1833. 8vo. With lithographed map as frontispiece. Contemporary boards.

      - Goldsmiths' 27883. First edition; flyleaf with presentation inscription from the author to "Mr . Regnaudiu". Important overview of Turkish trade, resources, infrastructure and municipal organisation by the diplomat David Urquhart (1805-1877). After two and a half years fighting in the Greek war of independence, Urquhart was invited to accompany Sir Stratford Canning to Istanbul in November 1831 as an advisor during negotiations to settle the Greek boundary. In 1832 Urquhart was sent to Albania to cultivate the support of Rechid Pasha, leading advisor to the Turkish sultan. Urquhart became a great supporter of Turkey, spending most of 1834 in the country, and encouraged the British government to ally with Turkey against Egypt. The present substantial book was written to inform the British political class of the possible commercial benefits of an Anglo-Turkish alliance.Some negligible discolouration in first few leaves, light wear to extremities. In very good condition and untrimmed. Scarce, particularly in original condition as here. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thomas Paine to the Citizens of Pennsylvania

      1805. First Edition . PAINE, Thomas. Thomas Paine to the Citizens of Pennsylvania, on the Proposal for Calling a Convention. Philadelphia: Wm. Duane, 1805. Octavo, period-style full speckled sheep gilt, red morocco spine label, uncut; pp. 30. $12,500.First edition of this open letter from Paine to Pennsylvanians regarding the proposed convention to form a new state constitution. Paine's final published work, this pamphlet is quite scarce.The first Pennsylvania state constitution, of 1776, was among the most democratic of state constitutions. It was replaced in 1790 by a conservative constitution drawn up by the ascendant Federalists. The 1805 movement was a Jeffersonian reaction. In this pamphlet, Paine makes an argument attempting to prove the unconstitutionality of the power assumed by the New York legislature to grant charters. Paine was by this time a resident of New Rochelle, New York, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Paine writes: ""As I resided in the capital of your state (Philadelphia) in the 'time that tried men's souls,' and all my political writings, during the revolutionary war, were written in that city, it seems natural for me to look back on the place of my political and literary birth, and feel an interest for its happiness.""""During August, still in New Rochelle, Paine also wrote a pamphlet—the last he ever published—in support of the call for constitutional reform in Pennsylvania. He reminded Pennsylvania readers that the spirit of the Revolution was endangered in their state. Whereas their constitution of 1776 was second to none, the revised constitution of 1790 had created a form of government whose working principles were more English and monarchic than American… He roasted the old monarchic practice voting by orders or estates and argued instead for universal suffrage—among men, at least"" (Keane, Tom Paine, 511-12). Rare, with only six copies reported in OCLC. Shaw & Shoemaker 9089. Sabin 58240. Minor toning and foxing. A very good uncut copy of this Paine rarity.

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        Munimenta Antiqua; or Observations on Ancient Castles. The Whole Progress of Architecture, Ecclesiastical As Well As Military, In Great Britain. Manners, Laws and Customs (of) Modern History (and) Various Classic Authors.

      London, W.Bulmer for J.Nicol. 1799 - 1805 - Complete in 4 volumes very substantial folio (11 1/2 x 18ins, 290 x 450mm) bound in 2, contemporary polished calf sides, rebacked with lighter calf,antique-style, re-using original dark red labels, a few (intentional?) discoloured spots. 167 plates in various media (copper engraving, aquatint, a couple hand coloured), many folding out to very large images, a few just trimmed to engraved border, some occasional foxing, but a most impressive copy. Includes King's Appendices in response to Louis Dutens' criticisms. First Edition. Cox p.239 "An important and valuable historical work, illustrative of every county in the Kingdom." DNB taking a slightly different angle ". full of foolish theories, misplaced learning and blunders, but the importance of its plans and details, despite inaccuracies, is generally regarded by antiquaries." Not limited to the United Kingdom, or even Europe, Volume 1 alone deals with Aboriginal Fortresses (Including Palestine, India, America, Holy Land), Stones of Memorial, Circles of Memorial (Holy Land, Europe), Sacred Circles (Stonehenge, South Sea Islands, Virginia, Orkney, Abury), Cromleches, Barrows, Cairns and Kistvaens and Rocking Stones, before moving on to Roman and more recent remains. With the bookplate of the celebrated Somerhill Library, the second largest room in Kent, sold at Sotheby in 1981. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album de la plata. Paris, Gihau(l)t frères (printed by Auguste Bry, Lemercier and Thierry), [1846]. 1mo (55 x 38 cm). 12 tinted lithographs (22 x 35 cm), depicting views in and around Montevideo, Buenos Aires, etc. Mid-19th-century binding, chemical marbled sides, schrottel marbled endpapers, rebacked in green (kidskin?) morocco, gold spine-title "D' Hastrel Montevideo".

      Benezit V, p. 428; Thieme & Becker XVI, p. 116; not in Sabin; Palau. Beautiful album, containing a series of 12 numbered tinted lithographs of sights in Argentina and Uruguay, including many ships and harbours, drawn by Adolphe d'Hastrel and lithographed by D'Hastrel himself, Cicéri, Muller, Bayot, Sabatier and Clerget. Each has a caption in Spanish and French. Adolphe d'Hastrel (1805-1874), born in Alsace, spent his youth in Tours and surroundings. He started drawing at an early age, concentrating on the Alsacian landscapes. Later he concentrated on America. The three plates that D'Hastrel lithographed himself are signed and numbered in the stone, 41-43. This series of lithographs is of great ethnological interest. In very good condition, with most plates slightly and 1 seriously foxed, some marginal water stains and 1 plate with a marginal abrasion, not affecting the images.

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        A journal of remarks and observations as kept by E. G. M. . ..[mostly on board the barque Sarah of London], April 1831-14 March 1833 (with additions to 1835). with an engraved view as frontispiece, 15 full-page, 1 nearly full-page and 1 smaller manuscript maps and coastal profiles, plus a small engraved view ("Tomb of Napoleon") mounted on 1 page. Including: MORSE, Edward George. Lecture Book [notes on anatomical lectures by Joseph Constantine Carpue].[London], November-December 1828. with a matching pair of engravings of a scull on and facing the title-page, and 27 pencil and/or ink anatomical drawings (including 2 full-page), some also with red. 4to (19.5×16.5 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      A manuscript ship's journal kept by Edward George Morse (Bromyard 1805?-Deal post 1850?), who no doubt served, among other functions, as the ship's surgeon. Morse made his earliest dated entries in April 1831 at the island Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and others at Madagascar and its surrounding islands from May to August 1831. Morse provides extensive notes on the natural history, topography and people of the Seychelles, Madagascar and the neighbouring islands, and provides detailed maps of many of the islands and coastal areas, along with a few coastal profiles. The two manuscripts are written in a single album of laid paper. Morse used it 1828 to take notes when he attended the London lectures on anatomy and blood circulation by the innovative surgeon Joseph Constantine Carpue, who had pioneered facial reconstructive surgery by introducing ancient Indian techniques. He was famous for illustrating his lectures with chalk drawings, which no doubt served as the models for the anatomical illustrations in Morse's notes. A few clippings and hand-written notes have been inserted.

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