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        The roadsters album.London, George Thomas Fores & Arthur Blücher Fores, 1845. Large folio (38 x 28.5 cm). With an extensively illustrated aquatint title-page, unsigned, but drawn by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), and 16 aquatint plates drawn by Newhouse. Title-page and plates coloured in great detail by a contemporary hand in opaque gouaches and watercolours, and highlighted with shellac. Gold-tooled, red morocco for Henry Arthur Johnstone (ca. 1900), leather endleaves with Johnstone's 1899 blind-stamped ex-libris, top edge gilt.

      Abbey, Life 407; Tooley, Coloured plates 346; WorldCat (7 copies). First and only edition of a subtly humorous album on travel by horse-drawn carriage through the English countryside at the time of publication, beautifully illustrated with finely coloured aquatints after drawings by Charles B. Newhouse (ca. 1805-1877). Each of the 16 plates has a caption in English and most depict, often quite vividly, the mishaps that can occur underway, giving the book a touch of the ironic humour that Norman Thelwell was to capture in his horse cartoons more than a hundred years later. The plates have been coloured with great artistry and skill, with skies and clouds often executed wholly in watercolour, so that each plate almost becomes a painting in its own right.With a 19th-century armorial bookplate transferred from a previous binding, with the foot torn off, and the blind-stamped ex-libris of Henry Arthur Johnstone. With the illustrated title-page and all plates in very good or fine condition. With the extremities of the binding slightly worn, but still very good. A beautifully-coloured copy of a rare, beautiful and amusing book of views of travel by horse-drawn carriage.

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        Nagasaki Koeki Nikki [Diary of an Appointed Journey to Nagasaki]

      Ogura Nihe, Tokyo 1805 - Original binding, worn, as usual, with nics and tears to extremities. Abrasion to upper outer corner of upper wrapper. Slight gnawing (?) to head of text-block from cover to leaf 7. Light stain to upper margin from title to leaf 12 and to the lower margin for the last 10 or so leaves only. Title in hand-writing to foot of text-block. Text clear and a very bright printing. Nagakubo Sekisui (1717-1801), the author of this text, is known today as the founder of Japanese geography. `Nagasaki Koeki Nikki` was a detailed record of his trip to Nagasaki and Dejima in 1767, and includes thorough descriptions of the foreigners living there (especially the Dutch and the Chinese) and games and technology as yet unknown to Japan (like thermometers and billiards tables). Sekisui was also responsible for creating the first Japanese map to employ lines of latitude and longitude. Includes numerous illustrations of the foreign residents of Dejima, a map, two plans, etc. Text in Japanese. 3, 78 l. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Report of the Trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, before the High Court of Impeachment, composed of the Senate of the United States, for charges exhibited against him by the House of Representatives..

      Baltimore: Printed for Samuel Butler and George Keatinge, 1805. First edition. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards. A very good copy, moderate wear along joints and extremities, scattered foxing.. [6],12, [3]-234, [205]-244, [237]-268, 6, 68 pp. "... In the name of themselves, and of all the People of the United States, for High Crimes & Misdemeanors, supposed to have been by Him Committed, with the Necessary Documents and Official Papers, From his Impeachment to final Acquittal. Taken in Short Hand by Charles Evans, and the Arguments of Counsel revised by them from his manuscript." Complete but quite oddly numbered as issued: numbers 50-51 are omitted, numbers 205-212 repeated; extra numbers are p. 101*-112*, 212* (i.e. 213*)-234*, 237*-244*. Chase (1741-1811) was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His impeachment and trial, the only one ever of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, was politically motivated due to his strong stance against the Republicans and Jeffersonianism. Had the Republicans been successful, the conviction would have greatly undermined the independence of the judiciary. "Chase's acquittal meant that John Marshall and his court were safe from future attacks of this kind. It also demonstrated to Jefferson and future presidents that impeachment was a clumsy and inefficient way to handle politically hostile judges. On the other hand, members of the judiciary learned that it was dangerous for judges to use the bench to express political opinions that were contrary to prevailing democratic beliefs. After this confrontation, John Marshall attempted to establish the Supreme Court as an institution that was considered "above politics" and concerned only with legal-juridical questions," (ANB). Sabin 12204. Amer. Imprints 8173. Cohen 14471.

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        Finely illustrated scroll on paper in brush and color, 270 x 8670 mm., silk brocade endpapers

      [Japan]: at end: "copied in summer of 1805 by Ikai."Our beautifully illustrated scroll depicts the preparations and actual instruction session for the emperor or prince on the biwa, a plucked lute brought to Japan from China in the late 7th century. Pear-shaped and generally with four or five strings, the biwa immediately became one of the most important musical instruments of gagaku, the traditional court music of Japan.The beginning of this scroll depicts the procession of a member of the royal family (quite possibly the emperor himself or a prince) and his entourage on his way for instruction on the biwa with a music teacher. Various members of different ranks wearing very formal attire are part of this procession. Sixteen members precede the royal member who is being carried in his curtained tagoshi (a litter), carried by nine men, and followed by more members of the royal member's staff.The next scene depicts more of the procession but here we see the actual biwa being carried by four men. There is a caption above the biwa, which is concealed by a drape, explaining this is a royal and precious instrument (gyobutsu or gomotsu, "the emperor's collection"). There are another ten men, including four archers, following the biwa. Then we see another, less elaborate, tagoshi, carried by six men and followed by nine men.Then there is manuscript text in a fine hand, describing what will next take place. We see the biwa, wrapped in fine fabric, being take out of its travelling case. This is followed by text, again in a fine formal hand, stating that the royal member and the biwa teacher both arrived with an account of the forthcoming activities (breakfast, order of entering and seating for the lesson, who handles the actual biwa as it makes it entrance into the practice room, and tuning the biwa and plucking it seven times. After all this, the teacher leaves the room and the royal family member enters. This is followed with a description of what will follow: this fine instrument has been part of the royal collection for 1000 years and the royal family member and teacher will now meet.Now we see the royal member receiving instruction from the teacher. Both are holding biwa and the royal family member is seated on a platform, facing the teacher (but, of course, we do not see his actual face!). This scene is framed on either side by delicate blue clouds.At the end, there is a poem with explanatory text. There is a list of musicians, their ranks, and their instruments, listing first the emperor or prince (called denka).The final text states this was copied in the summer of 1805 by Ikai. This was Masakoku (?) Ikai, who was a cabinet member of the Tatsuno fiefdom in Hyogo Prefecture (whose head was Yasutada Wakisaka).The last emperor to play the biwa with considerable skill was Kokaku (reigned 1779-1817) and we believe this scroll describes his musical activities.Minor worming, carefully mended. Otherwise in fine and fresh condition.

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        Extraordinary characters of the nineteenth century

      London: J. Parry, 1805. With frontispiece and 14 additional engraved plates, all hand-colored. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards; marbled paste-down, text clean with very minor toning throughout. A fine copy. Very rare and curious work which was apparently never finished, illustrating original portraits and caricature etchings. A medley of "extraordinary persons . . . which are seen in the streets in or about London", the book contains plates and descriptions of 14 characters, including the Irish giant Patrick O'Brien; Miss Lucy Wanmer, a thirty-inch-tall 53 years old woman; Mr. Daniel Lambert, the heaviest man in England; and Alderman Boydell, proprietor of the most successful print empire of the day. Little is known about the publisher or the engraver, J. Parry. A record at the Folger Shaekspeare Library suggests he is the Manchester painter Joseph Parry (1744-1826). The number of plates varies in each copy; there appears to be as few as 8 plates and as many as 20. OCLC lists copies at the Folger, New York Public, Yale, Universities of Illinois and North Carolina, and the Wellcome.

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        Les Chevaliers du Lion. Histoire puisée dans les annales du XIIIe siècle. Traduit de l`allemand.

      Paris, An XIII (1804 - 1805). - 6 in 2 Bänden. Mit einem gest. Frontispiz. Lwd. des 19. Jhdts. Nicht häufige französische Ausgabe des Schauerromans "Die Löwenritter" des bekannten Vielschreibers Spiess. Aus Begeisterung über das Werk soll Wilhelm I. von Hessen-Kassel seine nach mittelalterlichen Vorbildern errichtete Burg auf der Wilhelmshöhe Löwenburg genannt haben.- Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emblèmes qui décorent la Loge du Triangle construite par Dufart, ingénieur-architecte.

      Bordeaux, Imprimerie et Fonderie de Racle 1805.. 26 S. - Angebunden: II.: (Chéreau, Antoine-Guillaume): Explication de la pierre cubique. O. O., o. Dr. (Bordeaux?), 1806. Mit einer gefalt. gest. Tafel. 18 S. - III.: ders., Explication de la croix philosophique. O. O., o. Dr. (Bordeaux?), 1806. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) gest. Tafel. 31 S. - IV.: (L`Aulnaye, François-Henri-Stanislas de): Récapitulation de toute la maçonnerie, ou Description et explication de l`hiéroglyphe universel du maître des maîtres. (Paris), impr. de Nouzou, Orient de Memphis, XXXVIIIMDCLXXXXII, (1812). Mit 2 gest. Tafeln. 47 S. HLdr. d. Zt. I.: Coutura, La Franc-maçonnerie à Bordeaux 97. - II. Kloss 70; Wolfstieg 32708. III. Kloss 71; Wolfstieg 35732. - IV. Wolfstieg 31998. - Etwas berieben, Vorderes Gelenk unten angebrochen. Tafel von 2 mit Einriss. Am Ende zahlreiche Leerblätter. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library

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        Finely illustrated scroll on paper in brush and color, 270 x 8670 mm., silk brocade endpapers

      [Japan]: at end: "copied in summer of 1805 by Ikai." Our beautifully illustrated scroll depicts the preparations and actual instruction session for the emperor or prince on the biwa, a plucked lute brought to Japan from China in the late 7th century. Pear-shaped and generally with four or five strings, the biwa immediately became one of the most important musical instruments of gagaku, the traditional court music of Japan. The beginning of this scroll depicts the procession of a member of the royal family (quite possibly the emperor himself or a prince) and his entourage on his way for instruction on the biwa with a music teacher. Various members of different ranks wearing very formal attire are part of this procession. Sixteen members precede the royal member who is being carried in his curtained tagoshi (a litter), carried by nine men, and followed by more members of the royal member's staff. The next scene depicts more of the procession but here we see the actual biwa being carried by four men. There is a caption above the biwa, which is concealed by a drape, explaining this is a royal and precious instrument (gyobutsu or gomotsu, "the emperor's collection"). There are another ten men, including four archers, following the biwa. Then we see another, less elaborate, tagoshi, carried by six men and followed by nine men. Then there is manuscript text in a fine hand, describing what will next take place. We see the biwa, wrapped in fine fabric, being take out of its travelling case. This is followed by text, again in a fine formal hand, stating that the royal member and the biwa teacher both arrived with an account of the forthcoming activities (breakfast, order of entering and seating for the lesson, who handles the actual biwa as it makes it entrance into the practice room, and tuning the biwa and plucking it seven times. After all this, the teacher leaves the room and the royal family member enters. This is followed with a description of what will follow: this fine instrument has been part of the royal collection for 1000 years and the royal family member and teacher will now meet. Now we see the royal member receiving instruction from the teacher. Both are holding biwa and the royal family member is seated on a platform, facing the teacher (but, of course, we do not see his actual face!). This scene is framed on either side by delicate blue clouds. At the end, there is a poem with explanatory text. There is a list of musicians, their ranks, and their instruments, listing first the emperor or prince (called denka). The final text states this was copied in the summer of 1805 by Ikai. This was Masakoku (?) Ikai, who was a cabinet member of the Tatsuno fiefdom in Hyogo Prefecture (whose head was Yasutada Wakisaka). The last emperor to play the biwa with considerable skill was Kokaku (reigned 1779-1817) and we believe this scroll describes his musical activities. Minor worming, carefully mended. Otherwise in fine and fresh condition.

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        Arrian's Voyage round the Euxine Sea: translated; and accompanied with a geographical dissertation, and maps. To which are added three discourses, I. On the Trade to the East Indies by means of the Euxine Sea. II. On the Distance which the Ships of Antiquity usually sailed in twenty-four Hours. III. On the Measure of the Olympic Stadium.

      Oxford Sold by J. Cooke; and by Messrs. Cadell and Davies. 1805 - A very good copy bound in recent old style quarter calf. Blind stamp of Essex Institute on title. Light spotting to maps and frontis. First edition 4to, pp.212, frontis, 2 folding maps.

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        La Sainte Bible, ou le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament. Traduits en françois sur les textes hébreu et grec. 2 tomes en 1 volume.

      Genève, Chez J.J. Paschoud Imprimeur-Libraire, 1805, - in-folio, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 628 p. (Ancien Testament) + 225 p. (+1) (Nouveau Testament) + 120 p. (Apocryphes), pages en double col., qqs taches par-ci par-là surtout au début, sinon ex. frais, reliure en pleine basane, gardes d?origine en papier caillouté, dos richement orné, pièce de titre en maroquin au dos, bel exemplaire. Grande Bible de Genève du début du XIXe siècle. Publiée par les Pasteurs et les Professeurs de l?Église et de l?Académie de Genève.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys. Bound in original calf with red morocco spine label. 1805. hb. 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. .

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        Conspectus fungorum in Lusatiae Superioris agro Niskiensi crescentium. E methodo Persooniana. Cum tabulis XII aeneis pictis, species novas XCIII sistensibus.

      - Leipzig, Kummerianis, 1805. 8vo. XXIV,+ 376 pp.+ 11 finely hand-coloured engr. plates. Printed on better paper. Minor spotting. Modern half calf over older boards, old paste downs and fly-leaves, spine with raised bands, marbled boards, red edges. Owner?s initials C. E. B. on title and with an old library stamp. From the library of J. M. W. Baumann, H. S. C. Huijsman and Nils Fries, with resp. bookplates. Volbracht 12 ?Sehr selten? Uellner 12. Nissen 1820. Stafleu 75. ?Von aussergewöhnlicher Seltenheit, wie wenige andere Werke der mykologischen Literatur? (Junk Rara). An early standardwork on the fungi taxonomy ?Pilzsystematik? (A copy of ?Conspectus fungorum? was given to Elias Fries by his teacher, the professor A. J. Retzius.) The authors give references to 1100 species from the Niesky region in Sachsen, of which 127 were new. Both J. A. von Albertini (1769-1831) from Moravia and the American L. D. von Schweiniz (1780-1834) were brothers of the Moravian church, and mycologists. Schweiniz was in Niesky to study theology but his interest in botany led him to a collaboration with the professor in natural history Albertini, also his co-religionist. Schweiniz also engraved the plates. They were forerunners in observing the spore colours as a reliable taxonomic criterion (Ainsworth p. 263). The lawyer Joachim Moritz Wilhelm Baumann (1766-1849) in Trebsen had a large library in Natural History which was sold at an auction in 1850. The Dutch mycologist Hendrik Sijbert Cornelis Huijsman (1900-86) was an ophthalmologist by profession but thanks to his great interest in mycology he became a leading agaricologist in the Netherlands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson with John Walker, 1805, published by Jacob Johnson, Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson, 1805 Jacob Johnson . First thus. hardcover. used, good. An American volume combining an abridged version of Johnsons Dictionary and a pronouncing dictionary by John Walker. With the owners signature Samuel Glover (perhaps the son of American Revolutionary War General John Glover?). Condition: Thick brown boards. Body/pages are strong. Spine on inside front cover is weakening. Outside spine is flaking with some damage at top and bottom. Front cover has some scuffing.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS [COMPLETE]

      Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1805. First American Edition. Hardcover. a dictionary of the english language: in which the words are deduced from their originals…..abstracted from the folio edition by samuel johnson (1805) 1st American edition. Bound in full sheep leather with carmine morocco leather spine label. With the standard pronouncing dicitionary of John Walker. Leather crease down spine center. ; 0 .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 27. II. 1805.

      1805. 1 S. 4to. An einen Vertrauten über anstehende Veränderungen im Geheimen Conseil. Er stimme dessen "sehr menschenfreundlich billigem Vorschlage" hinsichtlich des Weimarer Kammerpräsidenten Johann Christoph Schmidt zu: "[...] Ich [...] kan [...] einstweilen versuchen ob Sie durch die [...] Besuche auf der Cammer den Endzweck zu erfüllen imstande sind, ohne daran durch den Ob[er] C[ammer] P[räsidenten] gehindert zu werden, u. ohne einen Schritt zu wagen der dem alten Manne physisch sehr nachtheilig seyn könnte [...] Die Natur unterstützt vielleicht die nothdurft ehe wir es uns versehen; bey N. [...] hätte sie einen sehr guten Streich gemacht wenn es wa[h]r ist, daß sie ihn ausrangirte [...]". - Aus der Sammlung Künzel.

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        Carte De La Capitainerie Generale De Caracas Comprenant les Provinces de Venezuela, Maracaibo, Varinas, Cumuna, La Guiane et ifle de la Marguerite

      1805 - Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 16" x 25". Page measures 17.25'' x 28''. This is a rare 18th century map of Caracas and surrounding territories, including French Guyana. Include names of regions, rivers, mountains and islands. Published circa 1805. A portion of the lower right hand margin is missing. There is some foxing and folds from wear but the map as a whole is in good condition. It is originally part of the 'Travels in Parts of South America, during the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804' by Francois Raymond Joseph de Pons. The book depicts De Pons travel through the Spanish New World before independence. Jean-Baptiste Poirson was a French cartographer and geographer who lived from 1760 to 1831. He was a collaborator of the famous geographer Edme Mentelle (1730-1815).

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        L'homme des champs, ou les géorgiques françoises. Nouvelle édition augmentée, avec figures.

      - A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné. Chez Levrault, Schoell et Cie, 1805. Gr.-8 (21,7 x 13,8 cm). 2 Bl., 225 S. - Dunkelgrünes geglättetes Kalbsleder mit Goldprägung, der flache Rücken durch Doppelfileten in vier Felder unterteilt, im oberen Feld umgeben von Ranken in einer Schildkartusche der Verfassername, im gleich großen Feld darunter der Titel, im untersten Feld der Hinweis auf die Ausstattung des Bandes "Fig. Double", im großen Feld dazwischen ein zusammengesetztes klassizistisches Ornament aus Girlanden, Musikinstrumenten, einer Lyra, landwirtschaftlichen Geräten, Ähren etc. sowie der Jahreszahl "1805". Die Deckel mit Rahmen aus Doppelfileten und außen schmaler Seilbordüre; innerhalb des Rahmens eine klassizistische Laubstabbordüre, als Eckstücke Einzelblätter; das Mittelfeld eingefaßt von einer Blütenranke, die Stehkanten verziert mit Fileten und Schraffuren an den Ecken. Dublüre aus beigefarbener Seide. Auf dem Lederrahmen eine Rankenrolle mit Blüten und Blättern, auf dem Seidenspiegel die klassizistische Ornamentrolle wie im Deckelrahmen. Der Seidenbezug des fliegenden Vorsatzblattes eingefaßt von schmaler Blumenbordüre. Kapitale mit Seide in den Farben Rot, Grün und Weiß umstochen. Goldschnitt. - Mit Frontispiz, acht Kopfvignetten und vier Kupfertafeln nach Catel von Buchorn, Guttenberg, Halderwang und Mayer sowie einer zusätzlichen Folge sämtlicher Illustrationen in Farbstich. - Fürstenberg 121 f. & 206. Vgl. Sander 439, Lewine 133 & Cohen 279. Reynaud 116 f.: "Edition rarissime illustrée de gravures tirées en couleurs: 1 front., 4 figures." (sic!) - Zum Illustrator vgl. Lanckoronska/Oehler I, 57: "Seine Beiträge zur Buchillustration . sind zwar nicht zahlreich, aber künstlerisch besonders bemerkenswert, da sie vornehme und geschmackvolle Haltung mit zartestem Einfühlungsvermögen verbinden." - Vorzugsausgabe auf Velinpapier mit einer zusätzlichen Folge sämtlicher Illustrationen in Farbstich, in dieser Ausstattung bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar und auch einigen der größten Sammler illustrierter Bücher wie Beraldi, Esmérian oder Fürstenberg unbekannt. - Hin und wieder gering stockfleckig, insgeamt aber sehr schönes Exemplar in einem prachtvollen "sprechenden" Einband.

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        Neue Reise nach Abyssinien in den Jahren 1809 und 1810. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt u. mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Friedrich Rühs.

      XVI, 480 S. Mit einer gestochenen mehrfach gefalteten handcolorierten Karte von Abessinien. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Engelmann 103 Embacher 257. - (= Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen ... Zweite Hälfte der ersten Centurie. Vierter Band).- Im Auftrag des englischen Königs reiste Salt als Gesandter an den Hof des Kaisers von Abessinien, um die Verbindung zwischen beiden Ländern zu stärken. Enthält neben der Beschreibung von Land und Leuten Sprachproben der Makua und Mondschu, ein Wörterbuch der Somali-Sprache, naturhistorische Bemerkungen über die Fauna und ein Verzeichnis neuer und seltener Pflanzen, die in den Jahren 1805 und 1801 in Abessinien gesammelt worden sind.- Einband leicht beschabt u. gering bestoßen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, mit Widmung u. Stempel, einzelne schwache Bleistiftanstreichungen. Gutes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe.

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        Costume of the University of Cambridge

      Cambridge: R Harraden, 1805. 22 text pages, 15 hand-coloured costume plates, and 2 of gold medals (Duke of Graftons & Sir William Brownes). Prospectus for Harraden's views of Cambridge and Oxford, Statue of Sir Isaac Newton tipped in at rear. Each plate accompanied by page of descriptive letterpress. Gilt titled label mounted on front cover: Costume of Cambridge, by R Harraden. Bound in original boards. Paper title label to spine. Bookplate of Henry Thomas Ellacombe, (1790-1885), noted campanologist and Church of England clergyman, on front pasted-down end-paper. Illustrations by John Whessell; after Richard Harraden. Engraved title page, showing Kings College Chapel. With half title-page which reads: Costume of the University of Cambridge. Drawn and published by R. Harraden, south side of Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge. To be had of Mr. Miller, No. 49, Albermarle Street, Piccadilly, London. Preface dated May 21, 1803. Fairly well-worn externally, some soiling, spotting to prelims, spotting also mainly affecting non-coloured plates. DNB - Harraden, Richard (1756-1838), topographical draughtsman and printmaker, was born in London, the son of a physician who came from Flintshire. In London Harraden practised from 16 Little Newport Street. He specialized in topographical draughtsmanship and executed most of his designs in etching or aquatint. This was the case with the series of six large views of colleges which he published from his new premises in Great St Mary's Lane, Cambridge, in 1797. While 1803 marks the year in which he executed aquatints for Thomas Girtin's Views of Paris, it was also then that he produced a series of etched costume plates of Cambridge academic dress; focused on the human figure as a mannequin for the relevant robes, these reveal Harraden's weakness in anatomy, which can be contrasted with his usually more confident handling of landscape and architectural elevations. His best-known series again exploited the ready market among Cambridge academics or graduates. Cantabrigia depicta (1809-10) comprised twenty-four plates engraved after Harraden's designs by a variety of hands. Extremely scarce in any edition or condition. Overall size - 290mm. x 235mm.. [12733/464]. First Edition. Quarter-Bound. Very Good. Illus. by Richard Harraden. 290mm. x 235mm.. Book.

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        Histoire de la révolution de Danemark, en 1660

      Imp.-Libr. Collignon, Metz 1805 - Histoire de la révolution de Danemark, en 1660 Metz, Imp.-Libr. Collignon, 1805 - in-12 - 340 p. Manque reliure, bords frottés, taches d'humidité sur les pages, intérieur bon état. Histoire de la révolution de Danemark, en 1660, par laquelle l'autorité monarchique devint illimitée en ce pays, et la couronne héréditaire, d'élective qu'elle était auparavant. Traduite de l'allemand de Spittler. Table : Paix de Copenhague ; Ouverture des états-généraux ; Première délibération concernant un impôt sur la consommation, et dès l'abord Suane et Nansen proposent une meilleure administration des domaines ; Première contestation et qui devient très-violente, par rapport à l'immunité des ordres privilégiés ; Le clergé et la bourgeoisie remettent au Roi, dans une audience particulière, un mémoire au sujet des biens domaniaux ; Un club se forme, on y arrête l'hérédité du royaume ; Motion dans l'assemblée du clergé et de la bourgeoisie réunis, pour déclarer l'hérédité du royaume. La motion passe ; Le soir, après de fort longs débats, la noblesse et le sénat consentent à l'hérédité, mais seulement pour la descendance masculine de Frédéric III ; Les états-généraux, le sénat à leur tête, déclarent au Roi, dans une audience qu'il leur donne, que la nation renonce au droit d'élire son souverain, et que la couronne est rendue héréditaire pour les descendants mâles et femelles de Sa Majesté ; En vertu de la déclaration d'un comité des états-généraux, on laisse au Roi seul l'organisation future du gouvernement. Frédéric III, dictateur ; Abrogation solennelle de la capitulation royale ; Premier hommage rendu par les états-généraux et par la bourgeoisie de Copenhague ; Second hommage rendu, également à Copenhague, par les différents ordres du royaume ; Clôture des états-généraux ; Dictature héréditaire dans la famille de Frédéric III, pour tous ses descendants des deux sexes. Etat correct.

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        The History of Egypt - From the earliest accounts of that country till the expulsion of the french from Alexandria in the year 1801.

      Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co., 1805. - In three volumes (complete). 8°. XIV, (folded map), 421, VI, 477, VI, 487 pages. Hardcover / Original full leather-binding with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The tight binding in excellent condition. Inside clean and bright with only minor traces of foxing. The map in untorn and excellent condition. Unusually beautiful set of this rare work.

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        Le Grand Jahz(r,v?)eno. Planche 82 ( handschriftlich ).

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband b. Levaillant, um 1805, 57 x 42,5 (H) - Blattgröße Mit Tinte unten Mitte betitelt. Wohl aus (?) : "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus " (large paper edition?), Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806). - Knick in der Mitte, der nicht beeinträchtigt. - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial of the Line, Held by Order.

      1805 - A Rare English Court Martial from 1805 [Trial]. [Graham, Captain Henry Charles Edward Vernon, Defendant]. Proceedings of a General Court Martial of the Line, Held by Order of, And in Pursuance of a Warrant from Lieutenant General His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, (Thereunto Duly Authorized by Warrant from His Majesty) Commanding the Forces within the South Western District; at Dorchester Barracks, In the County of Dorset, On Monday the 2d Day of September, 1805. Weymouth: Printed by M. Virtue, [1805]. 84 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter cloth over paper-covered boards, hand-lettered title label to spine. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, light browning to title page. A very good copy. * Only edition located. Captain Henry Charles Edward Vernon Graham, of the 15th (or King's) Regiment of [Light] Dragoons was faced with two charges. The first charge was "scandalous and infamous behaviour, unbecoming the character of an officer and gentleman" occasioned by accusing an officer, Captain Broadhurst,"before a Sergeant of his Troop, of having behaved improperly" by observing to the sergeant "that he had a great mind to put Captain Broadhurst under arrest" (6). The second charge related to letters sent to Capt. Graham to his Commanding Officer stating that "the whole of the Junior Officers [were] forming a systematic plan to drive him [Capt. Graham] out of the Regiment (7).In the event, Graham was found not guilty on the first charge but guilty on the second, for which it was ordered that he be reprimanded by the commanding officer in the presence of the field officers of the Regiment. Graham appears to have sponsored this publication. The trial ends with an afterword by Graham that adds his perspective and notes that he printed a number of copies of his trial report for "the information of my relations, and those friends most interested in my welfare" (83-84). No copies listed on COPAC. OCLC locates one copy worldwide (Yale University). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novisima Recopilacion de las Leyes de España. Dividida en XII libros. En que se reforma la Recopilacion publicada por el Señor Don Felipe II en el año de 1567, reimpresa últimamente en el de 1775: Y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones Reales, y otras providencias no recopiladas y expedidas hasta el de 1804

      Madrid 1805 - Fol., 12 tomos en 4 vols. (Vol. 1: T. 1, Libr. 1 y 2, VIII fols., XXVI p., 6 hoj., 338 p., y T. II, Libr. III-V, 3 hoj., 492 p. ; Vol. 2. : T. III, Libr. VI-VII, 3 hoj., 278 p., 451 p. ; Vol. 3: T. IV, Libr. VIII-IX, 2 hoj., 400 p., y T. V, Libr. X-XII, 3 hoj., 530 p. ; Vol. 4: T. VI. Índices, 304, 142, 127 p.). Pergamino romana, letras pintadas lomo. Gran ejemplar. Leve mancha en la portada del vol. 1. Fundamental recopilación legislativa, encargada por el rey en 1799 a Juan de la Reguera, de la Cancillería de Granada, quien reunió todas las leyes vigentes en España, corrigiendo errores o repeticiones, y formando así un cuerpo legislativo de derecho, indispensable para el buen gobierno y recta administración de los reinos de España en todos los campos: administración política y local, derecho penal, derecho civil, leyes culturales, sobre ciencias, artes u oficios, deberes para con la hacienda pública, contratos y obligaciones, testamentos, etc. La obra contiene un último volumen con un índice por orden alfabético, otro cronológico y un tercero por materias. (Palau, 195750). Legislación. Historia de España. Legislation. History of Spain.

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        Evraq-i Perishan [Title in Persian]. Moral Aphorisms in Arabic, and a Persian Commentary in Verse, translated from the originals. With specimens of Persian poetry. Likewise additions to the author's conformity of the Arabic and Persian with the English language.

      London: by S. Rousseau, 1805 - Octavo (227 × 141 mm). Untrimmed in original pink paper boards with title printed in black to covers, rebacked and recornered late c.19th in dark purple roan with new yellow surface-paper endpapers, rolled bands gilt to spine forming compartments, second and third gilt-lettered direct. Bookplate of Harold Blundell to front pastedown. Front joint skilfully restored, superficial cracking to roan along spine, extremities worn, staining to front cover, rear cover rubbed, foxing to title-page and earlier leaves, scattered light spotting otherwise. A good copy only. First and only edition of this commercially very scarce work translated from a 16th-century manuscript and once identified as a formative influence on the oriental yearnings of the young Lord Byron, a thesis which has since proved controversial as no explicit reference to the text has yet been identified in Byron's writings (Cochran, ed., Byron and Orientalism, p. 71). Stephen Weston was a noted antiquarian and classical scholar. The final section of the text is an addendum to his Specimen of the Conformity of the European languages, particularly the English, with the Oriental languages, especially the Persian, published in 1802. He also wrote a partial translation of the Shah Nameh and compiled an anthology of Persian distiches. Bibliotheca Marsdeniana p. 254. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DE METSELAAR ONTMOMD, of het rechte geheim der vrij-metselaaren ontdekt ; in allen deele oprechtelijk, en zonder achterhouding, beschreeven door Thomas Wolson, een' geweezen vrij-metselaar.

      1805 - Sans lieu [Rotterdam] ni nom d'éditeur [Schuuring], 1805. Petit in-12 104 X 167) broché, 96 pages, 3 planches dépliantes. Dos fendu avec manque en queue. SIXIÈME ÉDITION de ce récit d'un franc-maçon, Thomas WOLSON, qui révèle de nombreux secrets et rites maçonniques. L'ouvrage contient TROIS PLANCHES gravées dépliantes qui reproduisent deux tableaux de loge et des attributs et signes secrets maçonniques. Cette édition est la traduction en hollandais d'une édition française intitulée "le Maçon démasqué, ou le vrai secret des Francs-Maçons mis au jour dans toutes ses parties avec sincérité et sans déguisement", et qui parut pour la première fois à Londres en 1751. La page de titre contient des attributs maçonniques gravés : elle est datée 1805 tandis que la couverture affiche la date de "1806". AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa brochure d'origine. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für Badegäste Badens in Nieder-Oesterreich. Mit Kupfern.

      Kl.-8. 4 Bll. (Titelei), 320 S. Mit Front., 3 (dav. 2 gef.) Tafeln und 1 gef. Karte in Kupferstich (Weber, J. Gerstner, L. Benedicti, Hieron. Benedicti u. Junker sc.). Neuer Halblederband. m. marmor. Überzugspapier u. mont. Rüschi. Einband in tadellosem Zustand, Schnitt angestaubt, verso Front. mit Sign. von alter Hd., Titel m. Nummernstempel, Text etw. staub- u. stockfl., einige Seiten u. 1 Tafel im äußeren Blattrand wasserfl. Nebehay-Wagner III, 631 (nennt lediglich die Ausgabe von 1805, jedoch ohne Karte) Sammlung Eckl III, 158 (?sehr selten?) u. Wurzbach XXIX, 201 f. Der in Mähren geborene Arzt und Fachschriftsteller Karl Schenk (1765-1830) ?widmete den Badner Quellen ein eindringliches Studium und veröffentlichte über dieselben, wie über die localen und klimatischen Verhältnisse dieses Curortes mehrere Schriften? (Wurzbach). ? Frühe Darstellung der Gemeinde Baden und ihrer Heilquellen. Beschreibt in 10 Kapiteln u.a. die Entstehung, den Gebrauch und die Wirkung der Badener Bäder und befasst sich auch mit der Badener-Diät sowie den Zufällen und Unterhaltungen der Badenden. ? Die Falttafeln zeigen zwei Ansichten von Baden (Sauerhof, Sauerbad und Engelsburgbadquelle an der Schwechat sowie den Josefsplatz mit der Frauenkirche und dem Josephsbad vor dem Brand von 1812). Das Frontispiz ist unbezeichnet und die übrige Kupfertafel zeigt ?Reginens Ruhe? [Villa in Baden]. Die vom Wiener Kupferstecher Christoph Junker gravierte Karte (?ein angenehmer Wegweiser auf Spaziergängen?) verzeichnet auch die umliegenden Ortschaften und enthält selbst so kleine Details wie einzelne Häuschen, Baumgruppen und Wegkreuze.

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        Supplement to the Salem Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1805

      1805 - A Minister Accused of Incest and Domestic Violence [Trial]. "Marcus" [Pseudonym of Daniel Dana (1771-1859)]. Supplement to the Salem Gazette. [Text Begins:] Mr. Cushing, As the Extraordinary Result of the Ecclesiastical Council at Ipswich has been Officially Published. Salem: Tuesday, December 3, 1805 17-1/4" x 10-3/4" newspaper broadsheet, untrimmed edges, four-column text on recto. Light browning, single vertical and horizontal fold lines, faint early owner signature to top margin. * Joseph Dana [1742-1827], minister of the South Church, Ipswich, was accused by his wife Elizabeth of physical abuse and committing incest with his stepdaughter sometime in October, 1805. Dana was tried by the church council, which failed to clearly exonerate him. The council's ambiguous deliberations, published in the press, brought forth this reply by Daniel Dana, Joseph's son and minister of the Presbyterian Church at Newburyport. Signing himself "Marcus," Daniel Dana vindicates his father's character and defends his conduct. Refuting the worst conclusions of the council, he claims that the wife is emotionally unstable, has been fixated on their daughter and the question of incest and has exaggerated whatever "physical abuse" he may have committed against her under extreme provocation. This piece first appeared in the Newbury Herald; shortly after this printing in the Salem Gazette it was separately published in pamphlet form under the title, A Reply to the Vindication of the Result of the Late Council, Newburyport, Newburyport, Jan, 1806 (Shaw & Shoemaker, American Imprints 10787). It was answered in turn by Leonard Woods in A Testimony Against the Publications of Marcus, an A Vindication of the Character of Mrs. Elizabeth Dana, both Newburyport, 1806. (Shaw & Shoemaker 11897 & 11770). This broadside supplement appears to be unrecorded; it is not held by the American Antiquarian Society or listed on OCLC.

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        Description des médailles chinoises du Cabinet Impérial de France,: précédée d'un essai de numismatique chinoise, avec des éclaircissemens sur le commerce des Grecs avec la Chine, et sur les vases précieux qu'on y trouve encore.

      Paris Treuttel et Würz 1805 - Joseph Hager, 1757-1819, taught Chinese in Paris and Pavia. In 1801 he published a prospectus for a Chinese dictionary, and "An Explanation of the Elementary Character of the Chinese", a work he described as the first proper study of Chinese characters. Other scholars disagreed, and Klaproth accused Hager of being a charlatan. Hager dedicates this study to Napoleon. Cordier BS 688. Lust 1130. Löwendahl 728 In contemporary marbled boards, rather rubbed. Spine neatly repaired. Original paper label, soiled. Scattered foxing throughout. A very good unsophisticated copy of this rare book. First edition, folio, pp.8], xiv, [2], 188, engraved plate (at end), text illustrations, folding map. Chinese characters in text.

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        [LATIN VULGATE] JOB with the GLOSSA ORDINARIA, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin

      1805. ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JOB WITH THE ORDINARY GLOSS FROM THE CISTERCIAN ABBEY OF CHIARAVALLE DELLA COLOMBA. Manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Northern Italy, c. 1125-40. Dimensions 260 x 150 mm. 90 folios, biblical text written in a caroline minuscule in twenty-one lines, glosses copied in smaller script on up to sixty-seven lines, one-line red initials in biblical text, rustic display capitals for incipit, explicit, and titles, LARGE DISPLAY CAPITLAS in red and place on f. 1 added in late twelfth century. BINDING: Old brown sheep over pasteboard, spine with four raised bands with labelled fitted box. TEXT: The book of Job with the Ordinary Gloss (Glossa Ordinaria), consisting of the biblical text, copied in a distinctive, larger script, accompanied by selected quotations from patristic and medieval commentaries, copied in a smaller script on the same page. Texts by numerous authors are reflected in the commentary, including Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Isidore, and Bede. The Ordinary Gloss on the Bible, from which the manuscript was excerpted, was one of the twelfth century's greatest intellectual achievements, creating a text that was used as the standard school text to the end of the Middle Ages and even later. The text was not compiled or conceived of by a single author, but was the result of a long process over the course of the twelfth century that gradually grew to include the complete Bible. The textual history of the Gloss on Job seems to begin at Laon in the early twelfth century. It was one of the early books glossed and relied heavily on Gregory the Great's Moralia on Job. This manuscript also reveals secondary sources and betrays evidence of its use. Particularly interesting are the long lines that restructure the gloss. Modern chapters were added in a later hand. There are also numerous nota marks in a neat, calligraphically pleasing form, and lines alongside glosses that probably were added for the same purpose. PROVENANCE: Based on the script, layout, and ruling, the manuscript was written in Italy in the second quarter of the twelfth century. An ownership note reveals it was at the Cistercian Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba (Alseno, Italy) around the period of its foundation in 1136 where it obtained signs of conscientious use in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The library was dispersed in 1805 during the Napoleonic era. Sold at Christie's, June 25, 1997, lot 21. Later belonged to Rick Adams and, most recently, a private European collection. CONDITION: Staining and rodent damage to the edges of ff. 87-90, occasional spotting and cockling but generally in very good condition. Bindingrebacked with parts of the spine laid down, corners repaired. Full description and pictures available (TM 877). Book seller inventory #877.

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        De curandis hominum morbis epitome praelectionibus Academicis dicata.

      Band 1-5: Mannheim, C.F. Schwan und C.G. Goetz. Band 6-7: Wien, Alois Doll. 1792-1805. - 7 Bände in 5 Bänden. 8°. Ca. 2500 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit je 2 verschiedenfarbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Garrison- Morton 1965 (abweichend). - Erste Ausgabe. - Vollständiges Exemplar im Erstdruck. - Das digitalisierte Exemplar der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek hat die Bände 6 und 7 in der korrigierten und erweiterten Ausgabe von 1811-1821 wiedergegeben. - Wichtige Publikation zur Therapie, durch den langen Erscheinungszeitraum quasi ein 'Work in Progress', des Verfassers des „System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey". - Papier stellenweise stärker stockfleckig. Vorsätze mit alten Besitzerstempeln. Band 5-7 abweichend gebunden, jedoch auch mit 2 Rückenschildern. - Selten.

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        [LATIN VULGATE] JOB with the GLOSSA ORDINARIA, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin

      ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JOB WITH THE ORDINARY GLOSS FROM THE CISTERCIAN ABBEY OF CHIARAVALLE DELLA COLOMBA. Manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Northern Italy, c. 1125-40. Dimensions 260 x 150 mm. 90 folios, biblical text written in a caroline minuscule in twenty-one lines, glosses copied in smaller script on up to sixty-seven lines, one-line red initials in biblical text, rustic display capitals for incipit, explicit, and titles, LARGE DISPLAY CAPITLAS in red and place on f. 1 added in late twelfth century. BINDING: Old brown sheep over pasteboard, spine with four raised bands with labelled fitted box. TEXT: The book of Job with the Ordinary Gloss (Glossa Ordinaria), consisting of the biblical text, copied in a distinctive, larger script, accompanied by selected quotations from patristic and medieval commentaries, copied in a smaller script on the same page. Texts by numerous authors are reflected in the commentary, including Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Isidore, and Bede. The Ordinary Gloss on the Bible, from which the manuscript was excerpted, was one of the twelfth century's greatest intellectual achievements, creating a text that was used as the standard school text to the end of the Middle Ages and even later. The text was not compiled or conceived of by a single author, but was the result of a long process over the course of the twelfth century that gradually grew to include the complete Bible. The textual history of the Gloss on Job seems to begin at Laon in the early twelfth century. It was one of the early books glossed and relied heavily on Gregory the Great's Moralia on Job. This manuscript also reveals secondary sources and betrays evidence of its use. Particularly interesting are the long lines that restructure the gloss. Modern chapters were added in a later hand. There are also numerous nota marks in a neat, calligraphically pleasing form, and lines alongside glosses that probably were added for the same purpose. PROVENANCE: Based on the script, layout, and ruling, the manuscript was written in Italy in the second quarter of the twelfth century. An ownership note reveals it was at the Cistercian Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba (Alseno, Italy) around the period of its foundation in 1136 where it obtained signs of conscientious use in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The library was dispersed in 1805 during the Napoleonic era. Sold at Christie's, June 25, 1997, lot 21. Later belonged to Rick Adams and, most recently, a private European collection. CONDITION: Staining and rodent damage to the edges of ff. 87-90, occasional spotting and cockling but generally in very good condition. Bindingrebacked with parts of the spine laid down, corners repaired. Full description and pictures available (TM 877). Book seller inventory #877.

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        Group of Three Letters to Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Concerning The Expedition to Roanoke Island, North Carolina and the Confederate Ironclad Virginia, 1862, from Van Brunt, Captain of the USS Minnesota

      three letters, octavo and quarto, 10 pages, in very good, clean and legible condition. Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough (1805-1877), naval officer, assumed command on September 23, 1861 of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Hampton Roads, Virginia. There he awaited the appearance of the formidable ironclad Virginia, which the Confederacy was building from the hull of the USS Merrimack at Norfolk. Early in 1862 Goldsborough's proposal to capture Roanoke Island, North Carolina, resulted in a combined army-navy expedition, the army commanded by General Ambrose Burnside and a fleet of some 100 vessels commanded by Goldsborough. Goldsborough's squadron destroyed the small defending Confederate naval force and provided protective fire for the 12,000-man unit that landed and secured the island. Despite his receiving the Thanks of Congress for his victory at Roanoke Island, Goldsborough was criticized by Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for not being at Hampton Roads when the Virginia attacked vessels of the North Atlantic Squadron there, on the 8th and 9th of March. Although he returned to Hampton Roads immediately upon learning of the danger, Goldsborough failed to lure the ironclad to deep water, where he believed he would have had a better chance of destroying it. His failure to act more aggressively resulted in severe criticisms from both the public and the press. January 28, 1862, U.S. Ship Minnesota, Hampton Roads, Van Brunt to L.M. Goldsborough "My Dear Goldsborough, I recd your two letters of the 22d & 26th last evening they relieved us all from great anxiety this is the first we have heard from you since you left & as the weather was so unfavourable I had doubts of the safety of some of your small craft - all your vessels have left here with the exception of the "White Hall" she is at "Newport News" pronounced unseaworthy. Last evening 16 contrabands stole a boat from "Sorrels Point" and got on board one of our tugs & are now on board this ship. They state that there about 2500 men there and they think about 5000 in and around Norfolk - 1200 left for Roanoke Island. They also say that they were told that the Merrimac came out of dock yesterday & that it is their intention to capture the "Cumberland & Congress" - we shall see, I have my doubts, we are keeping a sharp look out for her - I have no doubts of your success - the whole country is waiting anxiously for news from your expedition - ... Give us the earliest news of your victory & do not let the army rob you of what you are just entitled - None will rejoice more heartily at your success than your old friend & messmate..." February 7, 1862, U. S. Minnesota, Van Brunt to Goldsborough "My dear Goldsborough, Capt. Poor who is now with me says there is no "9 inch shrapnel" here - I will see Marston and advise his sending one of the Tugs to Annapolis for some. Nothing new here I send your mail by the R. I. she sails in about one hour and I have only rec'd your letter from Hatteras within the last hour so that I have no time to do more than to say God Bless and protect you - in haste..." February 11, 1862, U.S. Ship Minnesota, Hampton Roads, Van Brunt to L.M. Goldsborough "My dear Goldsborough, We are upon "tinder hooks" waiting to hear of your success - we have all sorts of reports, such as that you had been repulsed twice & that the fight was still going and yesterday we heard by "Flag of Truce" that you had possession of "Roanoke Island" - after a desperate fight. You may imagine how anxious all your friends must feel. We believe that you have had a fight & that you have succeeded but we want particulars & from reliable authority - two or three vessels have sailed from here for Hatteras without my knowledge. This I trust will not occur again as I have given orders to the officer sent for the mail to go to the Quartermasters office daily & enquire if there is any vessel about to sail for Hatteras - You must remember that the eyes of the whole country is upon your expedition. But it provokes me to see it constantly call'd the "Burnside" Expedition I had an opportunity of speaking my mind very fully a few days since to the correspondent of the N.Y. "Times" I told him that I had just read an article in one of the N.Y. papers giving an account of the landing at Hatteras and not one word was said of the Navy, he promised that that should not occur in any of his communications full justice should be done to the Navy. Thursday 13th the Stars & Stripes arrived this morng at 11 o'clk bringing us the welcome news of your success Henry VB leaves this evening with your dispatches, as soon as the news arriv'd I call'd all hands & told them the news - they gave 3 hearty cheers & 3 for the Flag Officer - we are all with you heart & hand - I send this with all the letters &c &c this evening in a steamer bound to Hatteras - We will send everything which we have here which you require by Worden, as soon as it can be placed on board. The "Young America" has gone to Annapolis for ordnance stores & I hope will bring full supplys. Tell Case I will attend to all his requests - be assured. I have omitted no opportunity to communicate with you. ... You must not stop until you have taken all the towns you reach - We must have Norfolk, we are ready if it can be done. - The "Merrimac" will come out of dock on Monday, so says report - if she comes out of Elizabeth river I will endeavor to prevent her returning & if possible bring her down to Old-Point - we shall see. - I understand from good authority that her armament is 8 - 9 inch smooth bore guns for broad side - & one Ryfle [sic] gun of 11,000 lbs weight on bow & stern 300 men & 12 Lieuts. I intend to go alongside & grapple her. I send the late papers which will give you the gallant exploit of Frost, this together with the news of your victory comes in most excellent time as the financial affairs are now consideration in congress..." American National Biography, vol. 9, pp., 202-203 Dictionary of American Biography, vol. IV, pp., 365-366

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        LATIN VULGATE] JOB with the GLOSSA ORDINARIA, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin

      - ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JOB WITH THE ORDINARY GLOSS FROM THE CISTERCIAN ABBEY OF CHIARAVALLE DELLA COLOMBA. Manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Northern Italy, c. 1125-40. Dimensions 260 x 150 mm. 90 folios, biblical text written in a caroline minuscule in twenty-one lines, glosses copied in smaller script on up to sixty-seven lines, one-line red initials in biblical text, rustic display capitals for incipit, explicit, and titles, LARGE DISPLAY CAPITLAS in red and place on f. 1 added in late twelfth century. BINDING: Old brown sheep over pasteboard, spine with four raised bands with labelled fitted box. TEXT: The book of Job with the Ordinary Gloss ( Glossa Ordinaria ), consisting of the biblical text, copied in a distinctive, larger script, accompanied by selected quotations from patristic and medieval commentaries, copied in a smaller script on the same page. Texts by numerous authors are reflected in the commentary, including Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Isidore, and Bede. The Ordinary Gloss on the Bible, from which the manuscript was excerpted, was one of the twelfth century's greatest intellectual achievements, creating a text that was used as the standard school text to the end of the Middle Ages and even later. The text was not compiled or conceived of by a single author, but was the result of a long process over the course of the twelfth century that gradually grew to include the complete Bible. The textual history of the Gloss on Job seems to begin at Laon in the early twelfth century. It was one of the early books glossed and relied heavily on Gregory the Great's Moralia on Job. This manuscript also reveals secondary sources and betrays evidence of its use. Particularly interesting are the long lines that restructure the gloss. Modern chapters were added in a later hand. There are also numerous nota marks in a neat, calligraphically pleasing form, and lines alongside glosses that probably were added for the same purpose. PROVENANCE: Based on the script, layout, and ruling, the manuscript was written in Italy in the second quarter of the twelfth century. An ownership note reveals it was at the Cistercian Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba (Alseno, Italy) around the period of its foundation in 1136 where it obtained signs of conscientious use in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The library was dispersed in 1805 during the Napoleonic era. Sold at Christie's, June 25, 1997, lot 21. Later belonged to Rick Adams and, most recently, a private European collection. CONDITION: Staining and rodent damage to the edges of ff. 87-90, occasional spotting and cockling but generally in very good condition. Bindingrebacked with parts of the spine laid down, corners repaired. Full description and pictures available (TM 877). Book seller inventory #877.

      [Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB)]
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        The Works Of Edmund Spenser, 8 Volumes

      F C and J Rivington, T Payne, Cadell and Davies & R H Evans, London 1805 - Full leather bindings, gilt decorated spines rubbed, with some light loss of leather. All edges gilt; front board of Vol. 1 starting, all other volumes are tight, all volumes clean, no markings of any kind. Small stain to rear of Vol. 5, small loss to gilt of center right edge of front board on Vol. VII. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hudson City Books]
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        Portraits of Remarkable Characters, from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time.

      - A made up (assembled) book, published circa.1805. Three quarters leather binding with marbled boards. Boards and corner rubbed and some other wear to the outside cover, but joints strong and no chipping to the leather spine. Gilded edges to pages. Printed title page; 103 French portrait lithographs bound together, of people who lived from the 1400s through early 1800s; 20 page holograph listing of subjects. The following individuals are presented in lithograph portraits - J. Juste Scaliger; Luther; Henry d'Albret; Jeanne d'Albret; Charles IX; Gabrielle Destree; Marie Couchet; Marie de Medicis; Le Duc d'Epernon; M. Mole; Malherbe; Vincent de Paul; M. de la Valliere; Louis XIV; Dauphin Louis; Mme. der Maintenon; Ninon de Lanclos; L. Corneille; Thas. Corneille; Per. Lot. Crebillon; Moliere; De La Fontaine; La Bruyere; Mme de Sevigne; La Cine. de Grignan; Racine; B. Pascal; Bossuel; Mignard; Boileau Despreaux; Rollin; J.B. Rousseau; Voltaire; Marie Lecrinska; Mme. Dubary; Mme. de Pompadour; Mme. Victoire; Montesquieu; Mie Therese d'Autriche; Buffon; Joseph Vernet; J.J. Rousseau; de l'Epee; Laharpe; Gluck; Lavater; Louis XVI; Marie Antoinette; Mme. Elisabeth; Louis Cles. Dauphin; Mme. la Pesse de Lamballe; Mme. de Genlis; Charles Bonaparte; Zetiria Bonaparte; Napoleon; Josephine; Marie Louise; Fesch; Joseph Bonaparte; Lucien Bonaparte; Louis Bonaparte; Hortenze; Jerome Napoleon; Elisu; La P. Borghise; P. Murat; La Due de Reichstadt; Corvisart; Dubois; Cuvier; Mme. Campan; Mme. de Stael; Bernardin de St. Pierre; F. Guillaume III; Alexander I (Russia); Pie VII; Dupuytren; Georges Cadoudal; Denon; Las Cases; Duc d'Enghien; Daru; Louis XVIII; Duc de Berry; G.A.R. Mamame, Duchesse de Berri; Charles X; Mgr. Le Douphin; S.A.R. Mgr le Duc de Bordeauex; Benjamin Constant; Louis Philippe I; Marie Ameliel; S.A. R. Madame Adelaide; Louise Marie d'Orleans; Helene, Duchesse d'Orleans; Gros; Silvestre de Saey; L's de Guelen; Fontaine; Roux; La belle Feronniere; Lamartine; Drago. Most of the engravings are by F. Delpech. Minor to moderate foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barry Cassidy Rare Books]
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        The Beauties of Scotland. 5 volume set

      Thomson Bonar & John Brown, Edinburgh 1805 - 544pp; 547pp; 548pp; 549pp; 574pp. Illustrated with 108 engravings and tinted plates as well as engraved title pages and frontispieces to each volume. Published 1805 - 08. Worn condition. Covers heavily rubbed. Some foxing and staining within. Content in overall good condition Black hardback half-leather cover with blue marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Neues Attisches Museum.

      Zürich und Leipzig, Geßner und Wolf, 1805 - 1809.. 3 Bände. Dekorative Lederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Diesch 1257; Kirchner 895; Goed. IV/1, 569, 161; Günther-Zeilinger 1360. - Neue Folge der berühmten Zeitschrift der Klassik, die von 1796 - 1803 unter dem Titel "Attisches Museum" erschien. Enthält vorwiegend Übersetzungen antiker Dramatiker und Prosaschriftsteller, teilweise eingeleitet und philologisch kommentiert. - Wenig bestoßen, schönes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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 - 71 volumes, small octavo (126 x 79 mm). 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 engravings throughout. First edition. A handsomely bound collection of poetry including works from John Milton, John Dryden, Jonathan Swift et al. From the library of Sylvester Stallone with his bookplate loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Report of the Trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, before the High Court of Impeachment, composed of the Senate of the United States, for charges exhibited against him by the House of Representatives.

      Printed for Samuel Butler and George Keatinge, Baltimore 1805 - [6],12, [3]-234, [205]-244, [237]-268, 6, 68 pp. ". In the name of themselves, and of all the People of the United States, for High Crimes & Misdemeanors, supposed to have been by Him Committed, with the Necessary Documents and Official Papers, From his Impeachment to final Acquittal. Taken in Short Hand by Charles Evans, and the Arguments of Counsel revised by them from his manuscript." Complete but quite oddly numbered as issued: numbers 50-51 are omitted, numbers 205-212 repeated; extra numbers are p. 101*-112*, 212* (i.e. 213*)-234*, 237*-244*. Chase (1741-1811) was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His impeachment and trial, the only one ever of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, was politically motivated due to his strong stance against the Republicans and Jeffersonianism. Had the Republicans been successful, the conviction would have greatly undermined the independence of the judiciary. "Chase's acquittal meant that John Marshall and his court were safe from future attacks of this kind. It also demonstrated to Jefferson and future presidents that impeachment was a clumsy and inefficient way to handle politically hostile judges. On the other hand, members of the judiciary learned that it was dangerous for judges to use the bench to express political opinions that were contrary to prevailing democratic beliefs. After this confrontation, John Marshall attempted to establish the Supreme Court as an institution that was considered "above politics" and concerned only with legal-juridical questions," (ANB). Sabin 12204. Amer. Imprints 8173. Cohen 14471. A very good copy, moderate wear along joints and extremities, scattered foxing. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        PORTULAN DE LA MER MEDITERRANEE OU GUIDE DES PILOTES COTIERS

      - 1805 Jean Mossy, Marseille Nouvelle éd. XII+596 p. 21x13 cm. Enc. peau. Beaucoup fatiguée. DANS LEQUEL ON VERRA LA VÉRITABLE MANIERE DE NAVIGUER LE LONG DES CÓTES D'ESPAGNE, CATALOGNE, PROVENCE, ITALIE, LES ILLES D'YVICE, MAYORQUE, MINORQUE, CORSE, SICILE, & AUTRES. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (mar mediterrani, maritimo, navegacion)

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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