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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.

      [Bookseller: Les Enluminures ]
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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]

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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]

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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]

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        Manuscrit d'une partie de l'opéra "Panurge dans l'Ile des Lanternes" destiné au musicien Rousseau Saint-René qui rejoua l'opéra en 1805 ].

      s.l.n.d. (c.1805). - MANUSCRIT in-4 oblong. 96pp. Plein maroquin rouge à grain long, guirlande dorée encadrant les plats, pièce de maroquin vert incrustée sur le plat supérieur, elle-même encadrée d'une guirlande dorée avec des lyres dans les angles et l'inscription "Rousseau St René Artiste" en lettres capitales dorées (reliure de l'époque, taches diverses et traces de manipulation). Précieux manuscrit de la partition d'un fragment de l'opéra "Panurge dans l'Ile des Lanternes" du célèbre musicien André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813), initialement créé en 1785. Le manuscrit fut luxueusement relié pour un musicien nommé Rousseau Saint-René, qui a probablement inscrit lui-même la note suivante inscrite à la fin: "Chanté-joué, deux jours de suite, en 1805 pour favoriser les représentations de Mr. Duport, 1er Danseur de l'opéra, par Rousseau St-René; sous l'administration de Mr. Prat". Le danseur et maître de ballet Louis Duport (1781-1853) fut le principal concurrent du célèbre chorégraphe Auguste Vestris (1760-1842) qui régnait sans partage sur la scène parisienne depuis plus de vingt ans. C'est probablement dans le cadre de leur rivalité que Duport s'était mesuré à cet opéra de Grétry qui avait consacré, lors de sa création en 1785, la gloire du jeune Vestris, inventeur à cette occasion d'une danse devenue célèbre sous le nom de "Gaviotte de Vestris". Bel exemplaire malgré une reliure relativement fanée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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!

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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]

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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]

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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)

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        An Illustrative to Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters; consisting of Biographical Sketches, and One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Portraits; principally taken from the Anecdotes of Painting, &c., by Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 1805. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. A dignified if somewhat worn copy. In general venerable and pleasing condition. Fully bound with leather. Stamped Hellenic-influenced decoration (in affable, if worn condition). The Dictionary of Painters by the Reverend M Pilkington was the standard art reference book for many decades. Pilkington was a cad whose behaviour towards his former wife and others was ignored by those who found his work to be of great worth and use. In some ways it is not surprising that this "Supplement" was published by John Stockdale. Stockdale was known for his coarse manners, his efficacy as a bookseller and as a publisher unafraid of encountering the backhand of the law. Indeed, he was instrumental in ensuring an essential, long-standing change to the Libel Laws of England. This copy was owned by Thomas Wale of Shepton Mallet (who was a descendant of one of the founding Knights of the Garter). His neat signature, dated 1808, is found on the title page. There is also a waxed 'signature' from his signet ring. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate with his decorative emblem. The page trims have decorative impressions. The boards are sound and august. The boards and spine are much worn about all edges, corners and seams. These now add character. Marbled end papers. The etchings have protective sheets that are intact, effective, also foxed. The pages, thick and certain. The pages have age-related marks and spotting and wear. In general, though, the pages are clear, generous, authentic, scholarly. A book full of character, stories, age and diligent competency. fk

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Glasgow: J. & J. Scrymgeour, 1805. Early edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full calf, red morocco spine label, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In excellent condition, with heraldic bookplates on front pastedowns, rebacked. An excellent early set of this classic work. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM).

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        Vermischte Schriften botanischen Inhalts.

      4, VIII, 442 S., 13 Taf. (davon 5 tlw. farbig), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbd.: priv. Rückenschildchen, Rücken m. Transparent-Folie überzogen, Stempel a. Vs. Deckel berieben, Kanten beschabt, Gelenke geplatzt, Titelbl. knittrig, Taf. randknittrig, Stege gebräunt u. tlw. min. stockfl. Erstausgabe. Hugo Mohl (1805 - 1872) deutscher Botaniker, Arzt und Universitätsprofessor. Seine wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen erstreckten sich beinahe auf alle Gebiete der Botanik, vor allem aber förderte er die Pflanzenanatomie und machte speziell das feste Zellstoffgerüst der Pflanzen zum Gegenstand eingehender und erfolgreicher Untersuchungen.Auch Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte wurde von ihm gefördert. Mohl unterschied 1844 den Primordialschlauch und erkannte 1846 das Protoplasma, welches er mit dem noch jetzt üblichen Namen belegte.

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel. A Poem

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. [viii], [1-3], 4-319 [1] erratapp. Quarto. Finely bound in full purple morocco. Gilt panel design stamped to both boards with elaborate gilt corner pieces. Spine in 6 compartments. Gilt title to second compartment, remaining stamped with gilt. Double raised bands, tooled in gilt. Turn-ins with gilt and blind-stamped fleurons and corner pieces. Endpapers stamped in blind with rolled floral design and corner pieces. Gilt gauffered edges. Some rubbing to binding, more so to spine and corners. Internally tight with only occasional foxing. A beautifully printed and bound book with wide, pleasing margins. Signed and dated (Sept 5th, 1807) on half title by Henrietta Cholmondeley. very good A beautifully-bound copy of the scarce first edition Sir Walter Scott's famous poem. A best-seller in its day, especially for poetry, the Lay of the Last Minstrel went through 6 editions in 10 years and spawned a "tourist rush" to the picturesque ruins of Melrose Abbey (described in Canto II, stanza 1). The first edition was printed in a scant 750 copies which sold out quickly. This copy is from the Lamton Castle collection (with a small round bookplate of the front pastedown) and is signed and dated by. Henrietta Cholmondeley, the future wife of John Lambton (1792 - 1840). Lambton was a politician and the first earl of Durham, and was viewed as a bit of a radical for his views on Parliamentary reform. 1805

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        DICTIONARY OF MERCHANDISE, AND NOMENCLATURE IN ALL LANGUAGES; FOR THE

      1805. [KAUFFMAN, C. H.] THE DICTIONARY OF MERCHANDISE, AND NOMENCLATURE IN ALL LANGUAGES; FOR THE USE OF COUNTING-HOUSES: CONTAINING, THE HISTORY, PLACES OF GROWTH, CULTURE, USE, AND MARKS OF EXCELLENCY, OF SUCH NATURAL PRODUCTIONS, AS FORM ARTICLES OF COMMERCE; WITH THEIR NAMES IN ALL EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1805. First American edition. vii [9-] 368 pp. 8vo., calf with gilt leather spine label. Both boards detached, missing backstrip save label, boards worn. First and last blank pages have small closed tears at edges. Moderate foxing, paper browned. Entries include galangal, dragon's blood, coral, cod-fish, tea, quicksilver, etc.

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        Voyage à Cayenne, dans les deux Amériques et chez les anthropophages

      - Chez l'auteur, à Paris 1805 An XIII, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), xlvij-312p. et 404pp., relié. - Prima edizione, frontespizio illustrati due foglioline (deportati su una fregata e sepolture da deportati neri). Brown pelle di pecora del primo tempo. Smooth indietro decorato con una serie di 3 fili. Quleques attrito. Angoli urtato. Anti-rivoluzionario e realista, editorialista e autore Ange Pitou, essendo stato arrestato più volte è stato finalmente condannati al carcere Cayenne. In seguito è stato graziato dall'imperatore. Dopo una breve diffondere la sua storia di vita dall'autore qui il suo arresto, la reclusione e la deportazione a Caienna; c'è la storia della vita in carcere. Ci sono molte storie di neri, indiani, cannibali e la Rivoluzione francese. In molti modi, la storia della detenzione è istruttivo, e l'autore è stato accusato di aver esagerato la crudeltà della vita in Guyana. Alla fine del Volume 2, un elenco dei deportati lasciato con l'autore, Don morto e fuggito ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 2 frontispice dépliants (déportés sur une fregatte et inhumations par des noirs des déportés). Reliure en demi basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse orné de séries de 3 filets. Quelques frottements. Coins émoussés. Anti-révolutionnaire et royaliste, le chroniqueur et chansonnier Ange Pitou, après avoir été plusieurs fois arrêtés fut finalement condamné au bagne de Cayenne. Il fut plus tard gracié par l'empereur. Après avoir brièvement étalé sa vie, l'auteur conte par le menu son arrestation, son emprisonnement et sa déportation à Cayenne ; il y fait le récit de l'existence dans le bagne. On y trouve de nombreuses anecdotes, sur les noirs, les indiens, les anthropophages et la Révolution française. A maints égards, le récit de la détention est édifiant, et on accusa l'auteur d'avoir exagéré la cruauté de l'existence en Guyane. En fin du tome 2, une liste des déportés partis avec l'auteur, dont les morts et les évadés...

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        ohne Titel, da Abzug vor der Schrift.

      - Kupferstich v. P. Haas n. Serrurier b. Gaspare Weiß in Berlin, um 1805, 17,5 x 27 Kiewitz 1241; Ernst, Serrurier, Nr. 38. - So ( als Probeabzug ) sehr selten! Der Betrachter steht auf der Straße "Unter den Linden" und blickt zum Schloß. Links das Zeughaus, rechts das Kronprinzenpalais. Mittig die Hundebrücke ( heute Schloßbrücke ). - Unter der Ansicht der spätere Titel von alter Hand handschriftlich ( mit Bleistift ) eingetragen.

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        Das Zeughaus und das Palais des Königs. - l'Arsenal et le Palais du Roi.

      - Kupferstich v. P. Haas n. Serrurier b. Gaspare Weiss u. Co., um 1805, 17,5 x 27 Kiewitz 1241; Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Serruier, Nr. 38. - Der Betrachter steht auf der Straße "Unter den Linden" und blickt zum Schloß. Links das Zeughaus, rechts das Kronprinzenpalais. Mittig die Hundebrücke (heute Schloßbrücke).

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        Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amerique, dans les Royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, a Saint-Domingue et dans les Etats-Unis, pendant les annees 1786-1797.

      Paris: Levrault, Schoell et Cie., 1805. [iv], xvi, 100 pages of text. 38 plates of which 36 are hand-colored and two are in black & white. Contemporary marbled paper-covered hardcover binding is heavily worn, remaining intact. The first few pages are moderately to heavily foxed, with minor to moderate foxing scattered throughout the text. Several plates have minor foxing, mostly to the margins, with several with moderate foxing, in seveal cases in the image area. The pages measure 17.5 inches in height. The plates included are Apteres I; Orthopteres I, II, III and XII; Hemipteres I, II, V, VI, and VII; Lepidopteres I, Ib, II, III, XX, XXI and XXIII; Hymenopteres I, II, VII and IX; Dipteres I and II; Coleopteres I, Ib, Ic, II, IIb, III, IIIb, IV, V, VII, VIII and XI. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        The Charter of the City of New-York, Together with the Acts of the Legislature in relation thereto, or which have vested Additional Powers in the Mayor, Alderman, and Commonalty of the said City

      New-York: Published Pursuant to an Order of Common Council made February 18, 1805. Printed by James Cheethan. 1805. First. First edition. Octavo. 240, lvi (index) pp., additionally, after the 120 pages, each page is interleaved with a blank leaf for notes. Contemporary half calf and papercovered boards gilt, with red morocco spine label gilt stamped "Mayor's Office" on the front board. Front joint split, paper over boards quite worn, still a sound and pleasing very good copy. The Mayor's own copy, with DeWitt Clinton's ownership Signature on the title page, and below that the nearly contemporary signature of S[amuel].W. Jones. Clinton served three terms as Mayor (this was published during his first term, 1803-1807), as well as serving as the sixth Governor of the state (where he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal), as U.S. Senator, and as a candidate for President in the closely contested election of 1812, when he nearly defeated James Madison. Samuel Jones was the first Comptroller of New York and served between 1797 -1809. Presumably as nice an association copy as one could hope for. .

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        MANUSCRIPT FIELD BOOK OF SENECA COUNTY. SUSQUEHANNA & BATH TURNPIKE.

      1805 - 8vo. 4 leaves, self cover wraps. "A Survey . through the County of Seneca . beginning at the East . of the Town of Ulysses . Included are a column for bearings, distance and remarks. Remarks include basswood, oak, black ash and elm trees, Smith house, Seneca Street, etc with distances between them. This covers mile 55 through mile 69 to the Tioga Line. There is information on 4 pages with a certification signed at the end by Moses Van Campen and J. W. Miller, Comm's. on August 30th. 1805. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        Practical Perspective Exemplified on Landscapes

      1805. First Edition . NOBLE, Thomas. Practical Perspective, Exemplified on Landscapes. London: Edward Orme, 1805. Large quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown calf rebacked, marbled boards. $1600.First edition of this practical course on perspective for landscape painters, with 12 aquatint plates, two hand-colored.This distillation of NobleÂ’s practical instruction covers the rendering of parallel, perpendicular and inclined planes, circles and other curves, arches, vanishing points, and shadows, each topic with at least one explanatory plate. Lowndes, 1695. Early owner signature on title page.Text and plates generally quite clean. Expert restoration to corners of contemporary marbled boards. A handsome copy.

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        A Collection of Modern And Contemporary Voyages And Travels

      Printed For Richard Phillips, London 1805 - Hardcover. Blue cloth with leather label on spine. Lean to spine, head and tail creased. Boards rubbed and discolored, cloth splitting along edges. Hinges cracked. Map splitting, but still attached. Endpapers and pages foxed. Voume I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT FIELD BOOK OF COUNTY OF CAYUGA.

      1805 - 8vo. 3 leaves with ink records on 2 pages. A survey of the Susquehannah and Bath Turnpike Road through the County of Cayuga State of New York. Beginning at eh North Line of Tioga County and South Line of the Town of Drydon [Dryden]. This covers mile 52 through mile 54 to the Town of Ulysses. This is certified by Mosses Van Campen and T. N. Miller on August 30, 1805

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        DICTIONARY OF MERCHANDISE, AND NOMENCLATURE IN ALL LANGUAGES; FOR THE

      , 1805. 1805. [KAUFFMAN, C. H.] THE DICTIONARY OF MERCHANDISE, AND NOMENCLATURE IN ALL LANGUAGES; FOR THE USE OF COUNTING-HOUSES: CONTAINING, THE HISTORY, PLACES OF GROWTH, CULTURE, USE, AND MARKS OF EXCELLENCY, OF SUCH NATURAL PRODUCTIONS, AS FORM ARTICLES OF COMMERCE; WITH THEIR NAMES IN ALL EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1805. First American edition. vii [9-] 368 pp. 8vo., calf with gilt leather spine label. Both boards detached, missing backstrip save label, boards worn. First and last blank pages have small closed tears at edges. Moderate foxing, paper browned. Entries include galangal, dragon's blood, coral, cod-fish, tea, quicksilver, etc.

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        La Navigation, Poëme.

      Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud, 1805. Two volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and half-title in each volume; nineteenth-century mottled calf, gilt. First edition of Esmenard's epic poem on voyages of discovery generally, and La Pérouse specifically. The work includes a plate imagining the then hypothetical wreck of La Pérouse, 'Naufrage des Canots de la Pérouse au Port des Français'.A hardy and experienced mariner himself, Esmenard composed the poem while under sail with Villaret-Joyeuse to Martinique. The epic poem demonstrates his broad knowledge of the voyages of the eighteenth century, with references to Bougainville, Malaspina, Byron, Wallis and Surville, as well as sections on the 'immortelle' Anson and 'sage et malheureux' Cook.The work is an homage to the great French sailor La Pérouse, 'maître du monde', and is one of the most beautiful examples of the enduring interest in his fate, given that by 1805 he had been missing for over a decade. On the scaffold Louis XVI is said to have repeated his continual question: "Is there any news of La Pérouse?"Esmenard writes that the distraught French people still wait and hope for his return, but probably in vain. In fact, both text and image assume that La Pérouse has wrecked on some fatal island: 'Dans ce gouffre écumant que la mort environne, / De leur fatal naufrage embrassent les débris, / Voyez-vous ces soldats, entendez-vous leurs cris, / Mêlés au bruit lointain des rochers et de l'onde?'Very rare: not known to Ferguson but appearing in the Addenda volume noting Bibliothèque Nationale and National Library of Australia copies only. Some occasional light foxing, hinges cracked but joints still strong.

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        The Young Carpenter's Assistant; or, A System of Architecture, Adapted to the Style of Building in the United States

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Benjamin Johnson, No. 31, Market-Street, 1805. First edition. With 44 leaves of plates (2 folded). 61, [3, blank] pp. [A]2 B-Q2 (Q1 verso and Q2 blank). 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, period spine label, an early splice and repaired hole in the skin now visible. Recased with new endsheets. Text and plates somewhat foxed and stained. Old repairs to folds of two plates, conservation repairs to A2 and to a few folds and marginal flaws (plate XXIX remargined; plate XLI repaired along fold, loss of letters "PLAT" in far left margin not affecting image of Schuylkill Bridge). Very good copy of a scarce book. First edition. With 44 leaves of plates (2 folded). 61, [3, blank] pp. [A]2 B-Q2 (Q1 verso and Q2 blank). 1 vols. 4to. The Second Book on Architecture Written in the U.S. The second book on architecture written in the U.S., with finely rendered plates of the steeple of Christ Church and the Bank of the Unted States in Philadelphia, and many detailed plates of structure and ornaments. A complete copy of this practical builder's manual.VERY SCARCE. Shaw & Shoemaker 8018; Rink, Technical Americana 1768; Hitchcock 176

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        Kabul. Schilderung einer Reise nach dieser Stadt und des Aufenthaltes daselbst, in den Jahren 1836, 1837 und 1838. Aus dem Englischen von Theodor Oelkers..

      8, XII 403 S., 12 lithographierten Tafeln (davon 8 getönt und 2 gefaltet), 8 Textholzstiche., Orig.-Broschur (Interimseinband), Min. stockfleckig, Falttaf. im Falz gerissen (hinterlegt), Bindung etwas locker, insgesamt schönes Exempalr. Seltene, erste deutsche Ausgabe. Burnes (1805 - 1841), Cousin des Dichters Robert Burns, war Offizier der "'Bengal Infantry" der Britischen Ostindien-Kompanie, reiste 1836 im Auftrag der britischen Regierung zu Dost Mohammed, dem unberechenbaren Herrscher von Afghanistan, nach Kabul. Im Frühjahr 1838 mußte er Kabul verlassen, kehrte 1839 mit der britischen Armee zurück und wurde bei einem Aufstand getötet. Er lieferte im vorliegenden Werk und a. die erste Wörtersammlung der bisher unbekannten Sprache der Siahposch (Kafir). Das Werk geht ausführlich auf die politische, wirtschaftliche Situation und das gesellschaftliche Leben in Afghanistan ein und beschreibt die Kämpfe zwischen Afghanen und Sikhs. Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Kabul und Amritsar, außerdem baktrische Münzen, Inschriften, Porträts (Burnes in der Tracht von Buchara, Mohammed Khan, Hyat Kafila Bashi), etc. Die Beschreibung des Wirtschaftslebens mit interessanten Details, z. B. Verzeichnis der Läden auf dem Basar von Dera Ghazi Khan am Indus, Liste der Import- und Export-Artikel auf dem Basar zu Kabul.

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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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        La Gastronomie, Poëme...suivi des Poésies fugitives de l'Auteur

      1805. Engraved frontis. & three engraved plates. 266 pp. 12mo, cont. pale brown calf (joints with tiny cracks), sides decorated with a frame of gilt flower stamps, spine gilt with stamps of fans, people, & other motifs, a.e.g. Paris: Giguet & Michaud, 1805. "Quatrième Édition, corrigée et augmentée." A very pretty copy of this celebrated poem on gastronomy which went through a number of editions. The charming frontispiece, drawn by Myris and engraved by Delignon, depicts a party of libertines at the table. The other three plates, drawn by Myris and Monsiau, depict the Roman Senate at the moment of the origin of turbot in spicy sauce; the drunken aftermath of a party interrupted by Vatel, the chef to Louis XIV; and the manufacturer of the "jambon de Mayence" being awarded laurels at a celebratory dinner. Fine and pretty copy of this charming book. Early book ticket of the bookseller Renault of Rouen and the bookplate of Raymond Oliver, chef and owner of Le Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris. The first edition appeared in 1801. ❧ Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica, 196. Vicaire, cols. 83-84.

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        Mémoires de chimie.

      (Paris), (vers 1805). ____ Première édition. Ouvrage rare qui n'a jamais été mis dans le commerce. "En 1792, M. Lavoisier avait conçu le projet de faire un recueil de tous ses Mémoires lus à l'Académie depuis vingt ans. C'était en quelque manière faire l'histoire de la chimie moderne. Pour rendre cette histoire plus intéressante et plus complète, il s'était proposé d'y intercaler les mémoires des personnes qui, ayant adopté son système, avaient fait des expériences à son appui. Ce recueil devait former environ huit volumes. L'Europe sait pourquoi ils n'ont pas pu être achevés. On a retrouvé presque tout le premier, le second en entier, quelques feuilles du quatrième ... Ces fragments n'auraient point paru s'ils ne contenaient un Mémoire de M. Lavoisier qui réclame, d'après les faits qu'il y expose, la nouvelle théorie chimique comme lui appartenant. C'est donc un devoir envers lui que de fixer l'opinion des Savants sur cette vérité." (Préface de Madame Lavoisier). Ces volume contiennent 39 mémoires dont 29 de Lavoisier, 12 paraissant ici pour la première fois. Ils n'ont jamais été réédités. L'édition des "Oeuvres" ne reprend curieusement qu'une partie de ces "Mémoires". A l'exception de quelques exemplaires donné à des Institutions ou à des savants, tous les exemplaires ont été vendus brochés, en 1836, à la mort de Mme Lavoisier. Celui-ci est en reliure d'époque. Les pages de titres n'ont jamais été imprimées, seuls les faux-titres. Dans cet exemplaire, on a relié le faux-titre du tome 2 en tête du tome 1 et il manque le feuillet suivant, une introduction expliquant la raison de la publication de l'ouvrage. Duveen, Klickstein 199 et suiv. Reliure légèrement usée, mais bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. *-------* First edition. Privately printed by Mme Lavoisier and distributed to eminent scientists.'Lavoisier's preparation of a complete eight-volume edition of his memoirs was halted by his imprisonment and execution during the Reign of Terror; he left behind him only the greater part of Vol.I, all of Vol.II and a small part of Vol.IV. His widow later had these fragments privately printed in two volumes and distributed them to eminent scientists and institutions to ensure that Lavoisier would receive the credit he deserved for his chemical work ... The fifth memoir in Vol.II contains Lavoisier's claim to the discovery of oxidation; it was this claim that prompted Mme. Lavoisier to publish the Mémoires.' Norman 1297. In-8. [194 x 116 mm] Collation : (2), 416 pp., (2), 413 pp., 64 pp. Basane marbrée, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Young Carpenter's Assistant; or, A System of Architecture, Adapted to the Style of Building in the United States

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Benjamin Johnson, No. 31, Market-Street, 1805. First edition. With 44 leaves of plates (2 folded). 61, [3, blank] pp. [A]2 B-Q2 (Q1 verso and Q2 blank). 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, period spine label, an early splice and repaired hole in the skin now visible. Recased with new endsheets. Text and plates somewhat foxed and stained. Old repairs to folds of two plates, conservation repairs to A2 and to a few folds and marginal flaws (plate XXIX remargined; plate XLI repaired along fold, loss of letters "PLAT" in far left margin not affecting image of Schuylkill Bridge). Very good copy of a scarce book. First edition. With 44 leaves of plates (2 folded). 61, [3, blank] pp. [A]2 B-Q2 (Q1 verso and Q2 blank). 1 vols. 4to. The Second Book on Architecture Written in the U.S. The second book on architecture written in the U.S., with finely rendered plates of the steeple of Christ Church and the Bank of the Unted States in Philadelphia, and many detailed plates of structure and ornaments. A complete copy of this practical builder's manual. VERY SCARCE. Shaw & Shoemaker 8018; Rink, Technical Americana 1768; Hitchcock 176

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        THE BOOK OF TRADES, or Library of the Useful Arts. The second edition.

      Part I illustrated with twenty-three copper-plates. Part II, illustrated with twenty-four copper-plates. The second edition. Part III, illustrated with twenty-four copper-plates. First edition. All three volumes bound in original quarter red calf over marbled boards. All three with the ownership inscription: 'Susanna Powell Christmas Day 1805.' Some browning and foxing here and there - four leaves in volume one spotted; boards rubbed and worn at edges; tiny nick from the spine of volume III; else a very good set of this title, probably the most successful of Tabart's productions and rarely found complete; or, if complete, invariably having been made up from various editions and odd volumes. The first two volumes were published in 1804. See Moon. page 155.

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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. for high crimes & misdemeanors, supposed to have been by him committed; with the necessary documents and official papers, from his impeachment to final acquittal.

      Printed for Samuel Butler and George Keatinge,, Baltimore: 1805 - 8vo, original boards, paper spine label, [6], 12, [3]-268 (i.e. 316), 68 pp. Normal rubbing and wear to the original boards, joints cracked, spine ends worn, some light foxing and mild darkening within, some creasing to endpapers, signature on endpaper; still a nice copy in the original boards, page edges untrimmed. Samuel Chase (1741-1811) was one of the most influential Supreme Court Justices during its early years. He had a somewhat volatile personality, and his strong Federalist leanings made him a somewhat controversial figure on the court. His aggressive approach to the bench, and support for John Adams in the 1800 election resulted in efforts to impeach him from the Republicans. He was eventually acquitted of the charges of misconduct. This is one of two different versions of this landmark trial, both published in 1805. This one "taken in short hand, by Charles Evans, and the arguments of counsel revised by them from his manuscript." Chase was a Signer, a Revolutionary soldier, and has been called "The most brilliant of the Supreme Court justices to sit before John Marshall." Chase was ultimately acquitted on charges of misconduct in several cases of sedition. The failed impeachment, a blatantly political attack led by Jefferson and his followers, is generally regarded as one of the decisive events of the early Federal period in establishing the principle of an independent judiciary. Federal Judicial Center. Sabin 12204. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Rise, Progress and Termination

      1805. First Edition . WARREN, Mercy. History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution Interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observations. Boston: Printed by Manning and Loring for E. Larkin, 1805. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree sheep sympathetically rebacked to match original spines and red morocco spine labels. $13,500.First edition of Mercy WarrenÂ’s pioneering three-volume history, offering a rare “insiderÂ’s view of the Revolution,” begun in the earliest days of AmericaÂ’s struggle for independence, very scarce in contemporary tree sheep boards.Mercy Warren, the premiere first-generation Revolutionary historian, possessed ""the most systematic understanding of the relationship between ideology and ethics, the best developed interpretation of how corruption operated in history, and the clearest insight into the historian's role as a social and political critic"" (William and Mary Quarterly). Hers remains the ""first important historical work by an American woman"" (Howes W122). Warren began her account at the earliest stirrings of the Revolution and ""worked steadily on the three volumes that were finally published—when Warren was 77Â… Her work not only provided an insider's view of the Revolution, but also set an important precedent for women authors"" (Weatherford, American Women's History, 365). Warren expertly drew upon the knowledge of key figures such as her husband, politician James Warren, and her brother James Otis, famous for his phrase, ""taxation without representation is tyranny,"" and regularly she corresponded with notables such as Samuel Adams, Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who owned a copy of her History and commented, ""I have long possessed evidence of her high station in the ranks of genius"" (The Library of Thomas Jefferson 508). Howes W122. Sabin 101484. Shaw & Shoemaker 9687. Sowerby 4439. Volume I with penciled owner inscription to title page, early inked owner signature above first text page.Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, minor occasional marginal dampstatining, occasional expert paper repairs. Extremely good, scarce in contemporary tree sheep boards.

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        Rhein-Album

      Artist: Foltz F ( - 1877 ) ; issued in : Frankfurt on Main; date: 1845 1805 - - technic: Steel engraving; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 24 x 33,50 - description: Book with 22 views for example Heidelberg, Frankfurt on the Main, Mayence, Cologne, Bonn and many more. - vita of the artist: Philipp von Foltz was the son of the painter Ludwig Foltz. At the age of 20, in 1825, he moved to Munich and became director of the royal academy of art.

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