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        An Inquiry into the permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, illustrated by four engraved Charts. Designed to shew how the prosperity of the British Empire may be prolonged.

      London: W. Marchant for Greenland and Norris, 1805 - Quarto (263 × 207 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked and recornered in sprinkled calf, spine ruled gilt, red leather label. Discreet library blind-stamp of the University of Detroit on title-page, and on pp. 17 and 70, and with ink accession number on title-page; short tears to fold of both the frontispiece and the third chart, occasional light foxing and some slight offsetting from charts. A very attractive copy. Ex-libris the University of Detroit, with bookplate on front pastedown, and presentation bookplate to the library from Major William Butler. First edition of this important work and a remarkable attempt to present a general and comparative theory of the rise and fall of nations, and thus extract lessons from the downfall of the great empires of history and in so doing "find the means by which prosperity may be lengthened out, and the period of humiliation procrastinated to a distant day" (p. iv). As its title indicates, the Inquiry combines aspects of Smith's Wealth of Nations (1776) and Gibbon's Decline and Fall (1776-1788). Playfair surveys historical empires and argues that decline can be measured and thus prevented and forestalled; in particular, he insists that commerce, not conquest, sustains national power and that nations, particularly England, can maintain commercial prosperity if they direct their attention to preservation rather than extension. Particular attention must be paid to managing the national debt and maintaining a trade balance in favour of export. In addition to citing the work of Smith and Gibbons, his method draws upon the work of Hume, Ferguson and others, and draws from many disciplines. The causes of decline that Playfair adduces sound surprisingly modern. He saw over-mature economies as having certain common characteristics: high taxation, high prices, a very unequal distribution of property, strong special interest groups, monopolies, failures of motivation, and a high tendency to import. He thought that these burdens tended to result in a flight of capital to nations who could employ it more profitably, and in a natural and irreversible decline. He concludes that a proactive government-driven approach to the problem of decline can prolong national wealth and power. "It is, then, wealth arising from industry, that is the object to be aimed at, and that cannot be obtained by war or conquest" (p. 293). As early as 1786, Playfair is credited with the introduction of presenting economic information in simple chart form - line, circle, bar and pie graphs - and this celebrated work includes four fine examples. The striking frontispiece chart spans three millennia and shows the comparative progress and decline of all known empires, from ancient empires in Egypt and Assyria through modern empires in Europe and emergent empires in the Americas. The brother of the great physicist John Playfair, William was an adventurous character. He lived for some time in France, and is reported to have been a prisoner in the Bastille in 1789 when it was stormed at the beginning of the French Revolution. He published about forty works, and was also a notable editor of Smith's Wealth of Nations. His work was much admired by Dugald Stewart, Adam Smith's biographer and friend. Einaudi 4466; Goldsmiths' 19004; Kress B4958. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wealth of Nations

      T. Cadell, London 1805 - London: T. Cadell, 1805. Full leather. Three volumes. Octavo. An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith. The eleventh editions with notes , supplementary chapters, and life of Dr. Smith by William Playfair. Bound in full tan morocco, spine gilt decorations, red and brown title labels, marbled endpaper. A handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations

      ... The eleventh edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr Smith, by William Playfair.Kress B.4976. Goldsmiths 19009. Vanderblue p.4. The important Playfair edition being the first (and probably the most important) early critical edition of The Wealth of Nations. F. Y. Edgeworth clearly regarded it highly (New Palgrave III, 895). "In the same year (1805) Playfair published an edition of Wealth of Nations, which contains some acute criticism; for instance, on Adam Smith's doctrine that 'the more a man pays for the tax the less he can afford to pay for the rent' (of a house) (Wealth of Nations, V. ch.ii); and on Sir Matthew Decker's observations approved by Adam Smith that 'certain taxes are in the price of certain goods, sometimes repeated and accumulated four or five times' (ibid). These(sic) are supplementary chapters on occurrences in finance subsequent to Adam Smith's time, and on the French 'Economists'. Playfair evinces some acumen as an economist as well as some originality as a statistician."3 vols., 8vo., xl + 515 + (1) and viii + 567 + (1) and viii + 590 + (2)pp., with the half-titles in vols.II & III (not called for in vol.I) and with the final advertisement leaf in vol.III, pp. ix, 439 and 448 misnumbered as usual in vol.I, the word 'wealth' mislettered 'weallh' on running headline of p.23 also in vol.I, one gathering in vol.II and one gathering in vol.III foxed, else a very good set in contemporary tree calf with minor restoration to edges, all volumes skilfully rebacked recently, spines fully gilt and labelled., 1805. ... The eleventh edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr Smith, by William Playfair. Kress B.4976. Goldsmiths 19009. Vanderblue p.4. The important Playfair edition being the first (and probably the most important) early critical edition of The Wealth of Nations. F. Y. Edgeworth clearly regarded it highly (New Palgrave III, 895). "In the same year (1805) Playfair published an edition of Wealth of Nations, which contains some acute criticism; for instance, on Adam Smith's doctrine that 'the more a man pays for the tax the less he can afford to pay for the rent' (of a house) (Wealth of Nations, V. ch.ii); and on Sir Matthew Decker's observations approved by Adam Smith that 'certain taxes are in the price of certain goods, sometimes repeated and accumulated four or five times' (ibid). These(sic) are supplementary chapters on occurrences in finance subsequent to Adam Smith's time, and on the French 'Economists'. Playfair evinces some acumen as an economist as well as some originality as a statistician." 3 vols., 8vo., xl + 515 + (1) and viii + 567 + (1) and viii + 590 + (2)pp., with the half-titles in vols.II & III (not called for in vol.I) and with the final advertisement leaf in vol.III, pp. ix, 439 and 448 misnumbered as usual in vol.I, the word 'wealth' mislettered 'weallh' on running headline of p.23 also in vol.I, one gathering in vol.II and one gathering in vol.III foxed, else a very good set in contemporary tree calf with minor restoration to edges, all volumes skilfully rebacked recently, spines fully gilt and labelled.

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        Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, . . ou la connoissance générale et universelle du Cheval, divisé en sept traités : 1º. De sa construction. 2º. Du haras. 3º. De l'écuyer et du harnois. 4º. Du médecin ou traité des maladies des chevaux. 5º. Du chirurgien et des operations. 6º. Du Maréchal ferrant. 7º. De l'Apothicaire, ou des Remèdes.

      1805. . 1805 - Impreso por Delalain Fils. París, Francia. Sixième Édition. 1 Vol. . XXXI+600 pp.+láminas. Cuarto Mayor. Plena Piel. Botánica / Agronomía / Ciencias Naturales / Biología , Ganadería / Zoología / Veterinaria / Caballos , Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XIX . Completo tratado sobre la cría ecuestre, obra de Garsault (1691-1778), botánico, zoólogo e ilustrador francés. Este libro tuvo en su tiempo una enorme popularidad y fue reeditado en numerosas ocasiones, siendo este ejemplar perteneciente a la sexta edición. Esta fama se debió a la meticulosidad con que el autor aborda todas las cuestiones relacionadas con la cría caballar: la selección, cría, tratamiento, enfermedades más comunes y curas para las mismas, doma y monta, herraje, etc. Completamente ilustrado con numerosas láminas a página completa fuera de paginación impresas en calcografía en las que se nos muestra la anatomía del caballo, sus parásitos, arreos para la montura, preparación de las cuadras, plantas de las que se alimentan, plantas para la elaboración de remedios, etc. Encuadernado en plena piel con lomera cuajada de dorados geométricos y tejuelo dorado.

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        Dictionnaire Portatif de Bibliographie, contenant plus de 17,000 articles de Livres rare

      Paris: Fournier Frères, 1805. First edition. [3], viii, 404, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine contemporary mottled calf, gilt-rolled border, red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Slight browning to text, otherwise a handsome copy. Bookplate of U. Proose (20c bookplate) on pastedown, and discreet stamp on title page. Predecessor to Brunet First edition of Fournier's rare book bibliography, which, according to Brunet, is based on Fournier's 1796 abridgement of Cailleau's DICTIONNAIRE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE (1790), entitled ESSAI PORTATIF DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE. Fournier's expansion of that early effort, first printed here, is itself an important predecessor to Brunet's own later CATALOGUE DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES.

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      Tre astucci a forma di libro in mezza pelle e carta verdone, con apertura a "coperchio"; ai dorsi: fregi, titolo, numero di tomo, numero e titolo delle zone rappresentate dalle singole carte contenute, il tutto impresso in oro. All'interno, grandiosa carta della Francia, di parte del'Inghilterra e delle zone confinanti con la Francia, a comporre la famosa mappa di Louis Capitaine formata da 24 tavole suddivisi in 19 fogli più una mappa con la carta generale composta; ogni foglio telato all'epoca e con etichetta ottagonale illustrata, con numero di posizione e la dicitura "CH. PICQUET, Géographe ordinaire du Roi et de S.A.R. Monsig.r le Duc d'Orléans". La grande mappa generale di Francia fu eseguita in primis da Cassini, successivamente ampliata da Luois Capitaine nel 1794 e qui rivista e ridotta in dimnesioni su quella di Cassini, da Beyonne e dal Dipartimento della Guerra. Opera di straordinaria precisone cartografica su grande scala. Esemplare in splendida conservazione.

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        STORIA UNIVERSALE DELLE MISSIONI CATTOLICHE DAL SECOLO XII AI TEMPI NOSTRI. Prima versione italiana con note critiche ed illustrative del traduttore, dedicata al Clero d'Italia.

      Opera completa in tre volumi, due di testo + uno di tavole. Cm.27,6x18,5. Pg.(12), 636; 688. Legature in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Il terzo volume contiene 137 tavole incise, fra cui venti ritratti, raffiguranti rispettivamente Roberto De Nobili, Artus di Lione, Francesco Pallù, Adamo Schall, Francesco Saverio, il Principe di Cocincina Canh, Pigneaux de Béhaines, Giuseppe Rosati, Vincenzo de Paoli, Ricci, Verbiest, Amiot, Pietro Dumoulin Borie, Gian Gabriello Perboyre, Khang - hi, Gregorio Lopez, Gian Antonio Dubois, Florenzio Luigi Leleu, Khian - long, Parrennin. Il Barone Mathieu Richard Auguste Henrion (Metz, 1805 - 1862) fu magistrato, storico e giornalista. Avvocato della Corte Reale, fu assistente alla Biblioteca Mazarino. Si occupò di numerosi periodici religiosi, come il "Drapeau Blanc", il "Journal de l'Instruction Publique" e "L'Ami de la Religion".

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      New London: Gazette Office, Dec. 9, [1805].. Broadside, 19 x 11 1/2 inches, printed in three columns. Expertly backed with archival paper, with some small holes, tiny areas of loss along the folds, affecting a small amount of text, some foxing and toning, some faint contemporary ink and pencil notations on verso, with mild bleedthrough of the ink. Good plus, with wide margins, untrimmed. A very rare printing of the first State of the Union Address of President Jefferson's second term. It was printed by the Gazette Office in New London, Connecticut. Interestingly, the date at the end of the message was printed incorrectly, reading "December 3, 1806" when the actual date of Jefferson address was a year earlier. In this State of the Union Address, the president relates the difficulties in settling differences with Spain, especially the Louisana boundary issues: "Propositions for adjusting amicably the boundaries of Louisiana have not been acceded to. While, however, the right is unsettled, we have avoided changing the state of things by taking new posts or strengthening ourselves in the disputed territories, in the hope that the other power would not by a contrary conduct oblige us to meet their example and endanger conflicts of authority the of which may not be easily controlled. But in this hope we have now reason to lessen our confidence. Inroads have been recently made into the Territories of Orleans and the Mississippi, our citizens have been seized and their property plundered in the very parts of the former which had been actually delivered up by Spain, and this by the regular officers and soldiers of that Government. I have therefore found it necessary at length to give orders to our troops on that frontier to be in readiness to protect our citizens, and to repel by arms any similar aggressions in future." Jefferson devotes considerable time in this message to relating recent land purchases from the Native Americans. First, he praises the Indians for their pursuit of agriculture. Then, the president enumerates recent land acquisitions, including: "....the lands between the Connecticut Reserve and the former Indian boundary and those on the Ohio from the same boundary to the rapids and for a considerable depth inland. The Chickasaws and Cherokees have sold us the country between and adjacent to the two districts of Tennessee, and the Creeks the residue of their lands in the fork of the Ocmulgee up to the Ulcofauhatche. The three former purchases are important, in as much as they consolidate disjoined parts of our settled country and render their intercourse secure; and the second particularly so, as, with the small point on the river which we expect is by this time ceded by the Piankeshaws, it completes our possession of the whole of both banks of the Ohio from its source to near its mouth, and the navigation of that river is thereby rendered forever safe to our citizens settled and settling on its extensive waters. The purchase from the Creeks, too, has been for some time particularly interesting to the State of Georgia." The president mentions the possibility of "new relations" and the potential for "commercial intercourse" with various Indians living on the Missouri River and "other parts beyond the Mississippi." Jefferson is expecting communications from explorers in this area "which we have reason shortly to expect." The explorers are, of course, Lewis and Clark, this address coming in the midst of the Corps of Discovery's epic western expedition. Jefferson discusses a variety of other issues, foreign and domestic, in this State of the Union address. He speaks at length about recent outbreaks of "the fatal fever" which have afflicted various American cities; he calls for further fortification of seaports, and a general build-up of the armed forces, including more gunboats and "material for the construction of ships of war of 74 guns." Jefferson also suggests a prohibition of exports of firearms and ammunition, praises Congress for handling prisoner-of-war transfers from Tripoli after the recently- concluded Barbary War, and recommends guidelines for the number of naval frigates to be used in peace time. He ends the speech with an accounting of Treasury finances. Two other broadside printings of this State of the Union are located in Shaw & Shoemaker's AMERICAN IMPRINTS: Newport and Salem. This New London broadside printing of Jefferson's message is not listed in Shaw & Shoemaker, nor is it located on OCLC or in the Library of Congress. Important, and quite possibly unique.

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        L' Aracari verde femelle ( handschriftlich ).

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband b. Levaillant, um 1805, 50,5 x 33 (H) - Blattgröße. Mit Bleistift unten mittig betitelt: "Aricari verde femelle". Aus (?) : "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus ", Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806). - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

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        Winkelmann und sein Jahrhundert. In Briefen und Aufsätzen herausgegeben von Goethe. XVI, 496 S. Hübscher Halblederbd d. Z. (gering berieben) mit rotem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1805.. . Erste Ausgabe. Von Goethe herausgegeben und der Herzogin Anna Amalia mit einer Zuschrift gewidmet. Enthält: Vorrede; Winckelmanns Briefe an einen Landsmann, Schulfreund und Hausgenossen Dietrich Berendis; Entwurf zu einer Schilderung Winckelmanns (von Goethe, Meyer und Fr. A. Wolf); 'Entwurf einer Kunstgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts' von Heinrich Meyer (darin einbezogen die 'Bemerkungen eines Freundes' von C. L. Fernow) und das Verzeichnis sämtlicher Briefe Winckelmanns in chronologischer Ordnung. In den späteren Goethe-Ausgaben sind meist nur Goethes Beiträge aufgenommen. Zum Schluss drei biographische Skizzen Winckelmanns, eine von Goethe, eine von H. Meyer und die dritte von dem Altphilologen F. A. Wolf. Goethes eigener Beitrag wird auch als eine Art Kampfschrift gedeutet "wo die Wendung in der Kunst zur Nachahmung mittelalterlicher Stile und wo die vielen Uebertritte zur katholischen Kirche in den Kreisen der romantischen Dichter und Maler den Unmut Goethes auf das Höchste gesteigert hatten" (E. Beutler). "Das Glanzstück des mosaikartig zusammengesetzten Bandes ist Goethes Charakteristik Winckelmanns. Sie verzichtet von vornherein auf jede Chronologie, setzt Winckelmanns Lebensgang und Schicksale als bekannt voraus und gibt unter Stichworten ('Antike', 'Heidnisches', 'Freundschaft', 'Schönheit' usw.) in weit ausgreifenden Betrachtungen einen Überblick über die Erscheinung des Mannes als eines großartigen Repräsentanten des Zeitalters" (KNLL). Die Würdigung Winckelmanns ist von Goethe auf die Wahrnehmung und Würdigung des "Sinnlich-Höchsten" abgestimmt, in bewusstem Gegensatz zu der von ihm oft angegriffenen pietistisch-romantischen Tendenz, die sich auf "das Sittlich-Hohe" verlässt. Hier ist "Goethes klassisches Manifest und Glaubensbekenntnis, ein letztes freilich, eben noch zu Schillers Lebzeiten eigener schwerer Krankheit abgerungen. In den folgenden Jahren entsteht das Fragment 'Pandorens Wiederkunft' und der Roman 'Die Wahlverwandtschaften', in denen das Altersthema der Entsagung aufklingt. Hier aber entwirft Goethe auf seiner Lebenshöhe, mit Blick auf Winckelmann als den großen Vorgänger ... seine eigene Apotheose des allseitig ausgebildeten Menschen" (KNLL). Diese meisterhaft durchgeführte Skizze bezeichnet in Goethes Werk den Entwurf einer antifaustischen Verklärung der reinen Immanenz. So heißt es auf S. 394: "Der Mensch vermag gar Manches durch zweckmäßigen Gebrauch einzelner Kräfte, er vermag das Außerordentliche durch Verbindung mehrerer Fähigkeiten; aber das Einzige, ganz Unerwartete leistet er nur, wenn sich sämmtliche Eigenschaften gleichmäßig in ihm vereinigen ... Wenn die gesunde Natur des Menschen als ein Ganzes wirkt, wenn er sich in der Welt als in einem großen, schönen, würdigen und werthen Ganzen fühlt, wenn das harmonische Behagen ihm ein reines, freyes Entzücken gewährt; dann würde das Weltall, wenn es sich selbst empfinden könnte, als an sein Ziel gelangt aufjauchzen und den Gipfel des eigenen Werdens und Wesens bewundern. Denn wozu dient all der Aufwand von Sonnen und Planeten und Monden, von Sternen und Milchstraßen, von Cometen und Nebelflecken, von gewordenen und werdenden Welten, wenn sich nicht zuletzt ein glücklicher Mensch unbewußt seines Daseyns erfreut?" - Exlibris. Vorsätze leimschattig, frisches Exemplar. - Goed. IV 3, 376, 125. Hagen 295. Hirzel A 256. Meyer 754. Kippenberg I 383. Fischer, Cotta, 515.

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        Fleetwood: or The New Man of Feeling

      three volumes, contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, ruled in gilt, minor rubbing, a nice set. deals with the marriage question; from the library of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart with his armorial bookplate front pastedown volume I; Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1805:33; first edition; 300, 295 and 342 pages - for Richard Phillips 1805

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        Wissen, Glaube und Ahndung (Knowing, Faith and Presentiment)

      J. C. G. Göpfrdt, Jena 1805 - TP + [I]-XII = Vorrede + [XIII]-[XIV] = Inhaltanzeige + half title + [3]-327 + [329]-[335] = Index, small Octavo. First Edition. Fries was Hegel's great academic competitor and enemy throughout their lives and "there was certainly no love lost between [them]; both Fries's comments about Hegel in his letters to friends and Hegel's comments on Fries are equally nasty Fries was an outspoken public and private critic of the whole line of thought that ran from Fichte to Schelling, [and he] did little to conceal his opinion that the whole movement - especially that represented by Schelling - was not just mistaken but was outright patent nonsense. [He] was professionally at first more successful than Hegel." ((Pinkard, Hegel, p. 221). The book is the first work published by Fries after his appointment as professor in philosophy and mathematics in Heidelberg - a post that Hegel himself had coveted at the time but did not get. The book was "a popular exposition of his doctrine of a three-fold approach to reality Fries followed Kant in the over-all architectonic of his philosophy and in specific doctrines. Corresponding to Kant's three Critiques, he distinguished three approaches or attitudes toward reality - knowing, faith and presage, or presentiment. We know things only as appearance to a peculiarly human sensibility and understanding. But we have faith in the reality of the world of real moral agents under eternal moral laws. Our understanding is aware of this world only negatively, as a limitation of the empirical world, through the Ideas of Reason. Finally, through presage or presentiment, a pure and disinterested feeling akin to the experience of the beautiful and the sublime, we are given the assurance that the world of appearances and the real world are not two worlds but one, and that the former is a manifestation of the latter - a finite projection of the infinite into the finite." (EP, Vol. III, p. 253) Contemporary marbled boards and spine with gilt ornaments and gilt title. Spine edges worn as are the head and toe of spine. Former owner's bookplate to inside front cover. A lovely copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 - 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 of theTravels in 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). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 16" x 25". Page measures 17.25'' x 28''.

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        Niklaus von Flüe.

      - Bleistift, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten signiert Hs Bendel. gz.". 24,4:27,3 cm. Ein wenig fleckig. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Flachmaler absolvierte der Schweizer Künstler Hans Bendel eine Ausbildung an der Münchner Akademie bei W. von Kaulbach (1805-1874) und J. Schlotthauer (1789-1869). Zusammen mit Kaulbach besuchte er 1838/39 Rom. Bendel wurde vor allem als Historienmaler bekannt und schuf zahlreiche Zeichnungen und Kartons zu Wandfresken mit Themen aus heimischer Sage und Geschichte. Daneben arbeitete er auch erfolgreich als Buchillustrator. Sein Hauptwerk, ein Zyklus von vier Darstellungen zur Schweizer Geschichte, befindet sich in der Villa Charlottenfels in Schaffhausen, die Kartons dazu im Museum Solothurn. Einer davon, „Niklaus von der Flüe in Stans", behandelt eine Episode aus dem Leben des 1648 seliggesprochenen Niklaus von Flüe oder Bruder Klaus (1417-1487). Dieser war ein wohlhabender Bauer, der auch Ratsherr seines Kantons und Richter seiner Gemeinde war. 1467 entschied er sich jedoch, seine Familie zu verlassen und sich als Pilger auf Wanderschaft zu begeben. Nach einer Vision kehrte er indes bald um und ließ sich in der Nähe seiner Familie, in der Ranftschlucht, nieder. Hier führte er ein asketisches Einsiedlerleben, das ganz auf das Gebet, der intensiven Betrachtung der Leiden Christi, ausgerichtet war. Zugleich betätigte er sich als Seelsorger nicht nur für die einfachen Leute. So war sein Rat auch bei ausländischen Staatsoberhäuptern gefragt. Er soll zahlreiche Visionen gehabt haben und sich in den letzten 19 Jahren seines Lebens allein von frischem Quellwasser ernährt haben. In der Bildenden Kunst wird er meist als hagerer, bärtiger Mann mit Stock und dem Bätti, einer Gebetsschnur mit 50 Perlen, dargestellt. Unserer Blatt wird möglicherweise im Zusammenhang mit dem oben erwähnten Karton entstanden sein, wenn hier auch keine historisch bedeutsame Szene abgebildet ist, sondern eine eher alltägliche Begebenheit, nämlich eine um Rat suchende junge Frau.

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        The Quahkah.

      London: Samuel Daniell, 1805. - Single sheet (17 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches). Fine aquatint engraving of a quagga with original hand color. First edition. A stunning hand-colored aquatint of a quagga, an extinct subspecies of zebra, from Samuel Daniell's "African Scenery and Animals," which has been called "the scarcest and most valuable of the large atlas folios of South African illustrations. The two volumes form a most magnificent work" (Mendelssohn). This beautiful illustration shows the quagga, which was found in South Africa until the 19th century when it became extinct. "Unable to make a living as a landscape painter in London, Daniell travelled to the Cape of Good Hope in 1799 in the suite of Sir George Yonge, governor and commander-in-chief at the Cape. His subsequent friendship with Lieutenant-General Francis Dundas resulted in his appointment as secretary and draughtsman to a mission to visit the country of the Booshuanas (Bechuanaland) under Mr Truter and Dr Somerville, in October 1801, to purchase cattle to replace those lost in the Cape Frontier War. During the perilous 700 mile trek to Lataku, the seat of King Mooliahaben of the Booshuanas, Daniell made a large number of drawings of the landscape, the wild animals, and the inhabitants of the interior. The full account of this journey is given as an appendix to Sir John Barrow's Voyage to Cochin China (1805), in which four engravings after Daniell's drawings are included. A year later the second edition of Sir John Barrow's Travels into the Interior of South Africa included eight engravings, by Thomas Medland, after Daniell's drawings. Daniell returned to England in 1803 and immediately began to work up his drawings for publication in his most important work African Scenery and Animals" (Charles Greig for DNB). Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750-1850, 86. Abbey. Travel 321. Mendelssohn I, p. 412. Tooley 168. For more information about this engraving, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire naturelle et mythologique de l'ibis. Ornee de six planches gravees par Bouquet, d'apres les dessins de H. J. Redoute et Barraband.

      Paris : Allais, 1805.. XIII, 224 p., 4 full page plates, 2 fold-out plates. Leather.. Good. Cover worn at edges and spine. Spine damaged at upper edge (small tear and small missing part). Some pages with slightly foxed paper. 1 textpage slightly creased.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Adelbert / t. t. p. a.").

      (Rautenberg bei Hildesheim), "Armee von Herzog von Braunschweig, in Soldatengeschäften", 10. XI. [1805].. 3½ SS. mit Siegelresten und Adresse auf Doppelblatt (Faltbrief). 8vo.. Früher und unbekannter, langer Brief des 24-jährigen Leutnants an die Berliner Salonniere Philippine Cohen: "Verzeihen sie, teure Freundin, daß ich mein Versprechen und meinen Wunsch an sie zu schreiben, so spät erfülle, aber anders und anders gelaunet, hat es biß heute nicht zugelassen daß ich die Feder führen könne, - auch erlassen sie mich, einer langen, nichts enthaltenden Erzählung, der Weise wie ich hieher gelangt bin (die glaub ich auch an Neumann ergehen lassen zu haben). Ich will ihnen von mir nur dieses sagen daß ich hier im Dorfe Rautenberg wohlbehalten und aufgehoben bei guten Bauern liege (welches besser ist als in der Stadt) ohne andere Sorgen zu haben als die, so kranke Pferde geben können und jene andere, die ich nach der Art der Menschen mir selber machen mag. Übrigens lieget die Zukunft, in die ich schaue, vor meinen Augen da, wie vor den Augen eines Blinden die Nacht ausgebreitet lieget. - Aber, teure Freundin, beichten lassen sie mich meine Sünden, meine schwere Sünden, daß ich also weiter auf Berlin schmähen und schellten konnte, - ein altes französisches Märchen läßt einen Ritter, einen Alten Weisen fragen, in welch ein Land er ziehen solle unter der Sonnen. Zeug hin, spricht der Greis, woman Lieben dich wird, und find ich das Land nicht, erwiedert der Ritter, so zeug hin, spricht der Greis, woman fürchten dich wird, und, frägt ferner der Ritter, find ich auch das Land nicht, so zeug hin, spricht noch der Greis, woman nichtfürchten dich wird, aber frägt noch der Ritter, find ich keines der Lande, O, rufet der Greis aus, o so verstecke dich unter den Thieren der Wüste und fleuch die Menschen. - Es müste mir das erste Gute Land zu verlassen bedeuten, als ich Berlin, das von mir so frevelhaft geschändete, geschmähte verließ, aber die mir es zu diesem Lande machten zählen sich selbst nicht doch mehrstens nicht zu Berlin, das nur kann mir Entschuldigung sein. - Der gute, träumende, still in sich gekehrte Neumann hat mir einen lieben Brief, einen aber tiefgebeugten, dem einer wehe gethan hat, geschrieben, und ich habe ihn noch nicht beandwortet und werde ihn villeicht noch eine Zeit unbeandwortet lassen müssen, weil er nur gut beandwortet werden soll und die Stunde dazu abgewartet werden will, - er hat liebe und begehret Liebe, aber nicht so wie Varnhagen sie ihm bieten kann, dieser, ich fühl es wohl, teure Freundin, ist nicht der Mann an den er sich ranken konnte, wie an der Mutter Brust, die der Weise entbehrt auf daß er stark sei, wie er es sein kann und soll, aber, teure Freundin aller dreien, ob sie schon mitsammen nicht alle Mannesliebe Bedürfniß erschöpfen die sie wechselseitig haben, sollen sie darum alsbald sich trennen? Vielleicht - aber bringt die Zeit die Nothwendigkeit mit sich, und ich will es doch nicht wünschen und begehren, wird dennoch der Bund bestehen, deß heiliger Geist sie beide erfüllet, wie sie es wohl gerecht von einander achten und wißen. - Am Fuße des Alten Brockens, der bei heiterem Himmel sein Haupt in Wolken hüllte, wie ich eben von den Freunden träumte die mir villeicht auf weiten Wegen entgegen kämen (denn teure Freundin, ich habe sehr viele Träume auf meinem Pferde geträumt) lief mir plözlich mit lautem Geschrei, und eine Wurscht, eine wohlgebratene mir entgegen haltend, der Comissaire des Guerres Friedel der jüngere in den Weg. Wir umarmten uns herzlich und ich kann ihnen nicht sagen wie mir diese Berlinische Erscheinung dort angenehm war. Er überbrachte mir viele herzliche und teure Grüsse aus Lützow, und ich bitte sie ihnen zu sagen wie er sein Versprechen gelöst habe, wie wir uns lang von Lützow unterhalten haben, wie er selbst mir viele Grüsse aufgetragen hat und endlich wie er meinen Schmerz erneuert hat, daß ich nicht Abschied nehmen konnte von diesen mir so viel liebes erwiesen habenden Freunden. Wir haben uns seither noch einige Mal in Hildesheim gesprochen. Ich glaube daß er itzt mit dem Hauptquartier vorwärts gehen werde. - Leben sie recht wohl, teure Freundin, und reden sie manchmal von mir mit meinen Freunden, - Erinnerungen sind die einzigen Schäze die ich mir gesammelt und niedergeleget habe, und ich geize mit ihnen. - Noch habe ich nicht an Madame Sander geschrieben, mögte sie, biß es geschehen, durch sie herzliche Grüsse von mir vernehmen. - Ich hatte den Schmerz, beim Ausmarsch, wie ich auch spehete, sie, der ich so flüchtig vor meiner Thüre die Hand gedrückt hatte, nicht unter der Menge wieder zu gewahren, meine mir in Schöneberg zuvor gekommenen Freunden, sagten mir sie hätten sie am Podsdamer Thor gesehen. Abermals, teure Freundin, leben sie wohl und glücklich, doch bauen sie in allen Glücken auf ihre Freunde wie auf den Felsen, - ich umarme herzlich alle meine Kinder, auch bitt' ich daß der Herr Kohen edwas von mir erfahre. Leben sie wohl, recht wohl [...]". Er unterschreibt mit dem griechischen Kürzel des Nordsternbundes, "to tou polou astron". - Der einzige bekannte eigenhändige Chamisso-Brief an Philippine Cohen: die SPK Berlin verwahrt im Chamisso-Nachlass die Abschrift eines Briefs vom 23. August 1806 (K. 18, Nr. 2a) sowie einen Brief Cohens an Chamisso vom 9. März 1833 (K. 26, Nr. 53), außerdem ein vermutlich gemeinsam verfasstes Scherzbrieflein (K. 18, Nr. 16). Philippine Cohen (geb. Bernhardt, um 1776-n. 1804) war die Gattin des Unternehmers Ephraim Cohen, "eine gebildete, literarisch interessierte, aber sehr zurückhaltende Frau", die sich "gegenüber ihrem kultivierten, aber zur Leichtfertigkeit, Verschwendung und Selbstüberschätzung neigenden Mann nicht durchsetzen [konnte ...]. Die Dichter der 'Nordsternbundes', zu dem Varnhagen zählte, verkehrten viel im Cohenschen Hause; zu den näheren Freunden gehörten Adelbert von Chamisso und Heinrich von Kleist" (P. Wilhelmy-Dollinger, Die Berliner Salons [Berlin, 2000], S. 80). Am 27. August hatte Chamisso aus Berlin Varnhagen ihre Grüße bestellt: "Eure, meine Freundin, die herrliche Cohen, welche viel gelitten und noch leidet, grüßt euch schmerz- und liebevoll" (Leben u. Briefe, hg. Hitzig, Lpz. 1842, S. 81). Am 26. Dezember klagte Chamisso demselben: "Von [...] Mad. Cohen [...] keine einzige Silbe, alles, alles gehet verloren, und ich sitze da wie ein Narr" (ebda., S. 117).

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        The Pilgrim's Progress Part I & II in One Volume

      Brightly, 1805, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketUnderstandably marked and worn. The front board has detached but the binding is sound. Two signatures. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 146q.

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        A series of Proof Portraits and Emberlishments Executed by first rate Artists, to illustrate The Best English Novelists, Poets and Essayists

      London: Got up under the direction of, and printed for, Charles Cooke, 1805. First edition. Illustrated . Printed by J. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket, London. 8vo. Bound in contemporary green straight grained morocco, a.e.g. Spine sunned, some foxing, else very handsome. A collection of engraved title pages and illustrations from Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select British Classics, Cooke's Pocket Edition of the Original and Complete Works of Select British Poets, Cooke's Pocket Editionof Sacred Classics, and Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select Novels. We have never seen it before. Original price 6 guineas, perhaps they didn't sell many.

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        "1.ere Variete de la Perruche a large queue. Pl. 80".

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Barraband, um 1805, 33 x 26 (H) Blattgrösse 50,5 x 32 (H). Nissen 558. - Aus : "Histoire naturelle des perroquets", Paris, Levrault, Schoell & Cie, 1801 - 1805. - Sauber und in schönem Kolorit.

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        NOVISIMA RECOPILACION DE LAS LEYES DE ESPAÑA. Dividida en XII libros. En que se reforma la Recopilación, publicada por el Señor Don Felipe II. en el año de 1567, reimpresa últimamente en el de 1775

      - Madrid 1805, 6 tomos de 31,5x22,5 cm., piel, 28 h.+338, 3 h.+492, 3 h.+451, 2 h.+400, 3 h.+530 y 2 h.+662 págs. (Extraordinario ejemplar con bellísima encuadernación, lomo cuajado de hierros y ruedas doradas en planos. Cortes pintados)

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        Rare brouillon de lettre avec de nombreuses corrections autographes.

      Paris, le 20 ventose 13 (11 mars 1805).. ½ p. in-4.. "Monsieur Gaudin, je vous renvoie vos etats sur les biens des camps de veterans en Piemont. Je desire que vous me fassiez un rapport d'une page, qui me fasse connaitre 'la loi a affecte' [biffe] la quotite des biens que la loi a affectes aux camps de veterans dans la 27e division militaire, combien il y en a deja de designees pour ce service et ce qu'il y manque". - Rare brouillon d'une lettre destinee au ministre des Finances de Napoleon Ier, Mr Charles Gaudin (1756-1841). Cette lettre n'est pas signee car trop corrigee par l'Empereur: chaque ligne est en partie rayee ou modifiee par Napoleon. Sacre Empereur trois mois plus tot, Napoleon Ier s'appretait a recevoir dans la salle du trone, aux Tuileries, les deputes italiens venus lui offrir la couronne d'Italie. La reception eut lieu le 17 mars suivant et il est tres vraisemblable que le contenu de cette lettre a Gaudin s'y rattache. En effet, l'Empereur souhaitait avoir plus de renseignements sur les aides accordees aux veterans du Piemont, sachant que ces derniers auraient bientot ete compris parmi ses sujets du nouveau Royaume d'Italie.

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        The Adventures Of Peregrine Pickle: In Which Are Included, Memoirs Of A Lady Of Quality By Tobias Smollet

      Bell & Bradfute, et al., Edinburgh 1805 - 202, 222, 213, 228 pages. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Eight full page hand-coloured plates two by Thomas Rowlandson, six by Woodward. Smollett's influence has been as important as his achievement." [see: CBEL Vol. X, p.37]. Hume said that Smollett was like a coco-nut, rough outside, but full of human kindness within. After Fielding, Smollett counts as the greatest purveyor of comic prose-epic of contemporary life to his generation, if not to his century. [see:DNB]. Bound by R. Wallis, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, two leather spine labels, moderate text toning. Late 19th century full brown, mottled calf. Aeg. Fine. 4 Vols in two [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Weißohr - Häher, " Le Geai a joues blanche. No. 43.".

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Peree n. Barraband b. Rousset, um 1805, 51 x 32,7 (H) ( Blattgr.). Aus : " Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers suivie de celle toucans et de barbus ", Paris, Levaillant, 1801 - 1806. - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Selten !

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth Law-Bookseller Fleet-Street 1805 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: xxxix:(1):390 & xxxi:384:188(appendix), plus substantial unpaginated index. Recent quarter mottled tan calf, spines with raised bands and crimson lettering pieces. Browning to foremargin of title to volume 1, contemporary signature on front fly. Generally very good indeed both internally and externally. The rare 1st edition. The 2nd edition, in 2 volumes, was published in1808; the 3rd edition, in 3 volumes, in 1814. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Homar the Son of Asmar

      London: Printed for James Wallis, Paternoster By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, 1805. New edition. Translated from the Persian, by Sir Charles Morell. 14 engraved plates after William Craig. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, cover gilt with a Greek key border surrounding a small gilt-stamped stag, a.e.g., by Mayor & Huntly of Bath, with their ticket. Very Good, some rubbing. Modeled on the 'Arabian Nights', these tales were written by James Ridley under the pseudonym of Charles Morell. In a fine binding by Mayor & Huntly of Bath. Ramsden lists a Mayor in Liverpool and a Huntly in Bristol.

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      Havana: Esteban José de Boloña, 1805.. [2],42,[2],[6]pp. Small quarto. Original plain wrappers. Minor chipping to spine, ink notations and light soiling to wrappers. Light foxing and ink spotting, ink page numbering to upper corner of rectos only. Very good. An early imprint by Cuba's first printer after the press ban instituted by royal decree in 1776. The first part of the title translates to "Exhortation to the Faithful City of Havana, made by his Diocesan Bishop..." with the main body of text regarding the religious activities in the city relating to the church cemetery. It is followed by a six-page section detailing the regulations for the police in Havana. Rare, no copies in OCLC. MEDINA 188. SABIN 29433.

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        Dictionnaire Portatif de Bibliographie, contenant plus de 17,000 articles de Livres rare

      Paris: Fournier Frères, 1805. First edition. [3], viii, 404, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine contemporary mottled calf, gilt-rolled border, red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Slight browning to text, otherwise a handsome copy. Bookplate of U. Proose (20c bookplate) on pastedown, and discreet stamp on title page. Predecessor to Brunet First edition of Fournier's rare book bibliography, which, according to Brunet, is based on Fournier's 1796 abridgement of Cailleau's DICTIONNAIRE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE (1790), entitled ESSAI PORTATIF DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE. Fournier's expansion of that early effort, first printed here, is itself an important predecessor to Brunet's own later CATALOGUE DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES.

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        Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [Volume I Only]

      Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, London 1805 - (Government & Law) SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1805. Stated 11th edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr. Smith, by William Playfair. Octavo, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Period leather with gilt tooling and black leather spine labels, 515 pages. Two PO ink stamps. Some marking on endpapers. Paper loss to top of title page [about ½ x 3 inches]. Spine and boards toned with some rubbing and scuffing. Joints show some wear and chipping, back joint starting at head. Edge wear with bumping to corners. Good condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres philosophiques, historiques et littéraires (.).

      - Paris, Jean-François Bastien, An XIII (1805). 18 volumes in-8, plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor consulat de compartiments entièrement garnis d'une résille et palettes dorées, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et bleu, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes (accidents aux reliures), portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice et une planche dépliante. Première édition des oeuvres complètes de d'Alembert, publiée par Jean-François Bastien, illustrée d'un portrait gravé sur cuivre de l'auteur en frontispice. Le premier volume renferme diverses pièces sur d'Alembert : 'Notice sur ses ouvrages', 'Mémoire et portrait de d'Alembert par lui-même', ‘Portrait’ par Mademoiselle de Lespinasse, éloges par Marmontel et Condorcet, Le ‘Discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie’, etc., ainsi que la planche dépliante du ‘Système figuré des connoissances humaines’ avec son explication. (Brunet, II, 471. 'France littéraire', I, 27. Cioranescu, 7499). Accidents aux reliures et accrocs, sinon exemplaire solide, intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        drop head title:] [.] Lord Nelson

      ?Weymouth 1805 - single sheet broadside, approx. 250 x 120 mm (see below), defective at head with the loss of 2 lines of the title, variously folded with damage to folds without however serious loss of letters, top portion of title and 7 lines separated, laid down on an album leaf, early 19th-century transcription of a note apparently originally written out on the verso of the broadside An unrecorded broadside on the death of Nelson. Of the first 2 lines of the title only the terminal letters survive, but one can surmise that they read ‘Verses on the Death of’ perhaps with an adjective before Verses. The 42 lines of verse are dated at the end ‘Weymouth, Nov. 13, 1805.’ The transcription at the foot of the album leaf is a response, also in verse, with the initials W.H.W appended. A footnote identifies ‘a Seaman’ mentioned in the verses as ‘my Brother’, who served as a midshipman on the Agamemnon in the West Indies under Nelson, distinguishing himself at the Battle of Saites (Not in ESTC, COPAC or WorldCat)

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        New American Cookery, or Female Companion. Containing Full and Ample Directions for Roasting, Broiling, Stewing, Hashing, Boiling, Preserving, Pickling, Potting, Fricasees, Soups, Puff-Pastes, Puddings, Custards, Pies, Tarts, & c. also, the making of wines and chees. Peculiarly adapted to the American mode of cooking

      New York: D. D. Smith 1805. xii., 13-180 pp. This is the scarce Smith imprint of the first American cookbook to be published in New York. It is only the second American cookbook, and is much scarcer than the first cookbook, Amelia Simmons' 'American Cookery'. The other imprint is by T. B. Jansen in the same year. Two leaves had loss, but they have been professionally restored using letterpress by the excellent London paper restorer, Gene Mahon. The original American sheep binding has been conserved by specialist London book conserver Charles Gledhill. 137mm tall. The preface complains that most cook books imported into the United States from Europe are abtruse and refer to ingredients that are difficult to procur. This volume sets out to remedy those inconveniences and use ingredients 'which are to be found in this country, every where, in abundance.' Bitting 581 states it has 'some unusual recipes, one for spinach, a forerunner for the spinach of today, cooking with no added water, garnished with poached eggs, and unusual for that period; oranges cut in quarters.' Also recipes for Chouder, Craw-fish soup, Election Cake, Independence Cake and Federal Pancakes. There are also a number of drinks recipes, including 'English Champaign'. Simon Bib. Gast. 1088 . Very Good. Full Sheep. First Edition. 1805. 24mo.

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        LA PITTÉ Poëme en Quatre Chants

      A Paris Chez Giguet et Michaud ... 1805. . New Ed. 12mo. 243pp. + [vi]. 4 copper plates. Some light browning, marbled, early sheep binding, some wear to edges, dec. gilt spine with gilt lettered title label, spine chipped. First published in 1802. From the books of Eric Korn ?'Kindness to animals - an early text.?' US$530

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        Promenade du Pape sur la Saone. Spazierfahrt des Papstes Pius VII. auf der Saone am 27. April 1805.

      1805. Radierung, Roulette und Kaltnadel, 1805, auf aufgewalztem China. 31,4:43 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 19 ; Perez 131, III (von III). - Sehr guter Abdruck dieses historisch besonders interessanten Blattes. Das Chinapapier auf einen Folio-Bogen aufgewalzt, dieser in den Rändern stockfleckig und mit kleinen Einrissen.. Der hauptsächlich als Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher tätige Künstler studierte in seiner Geburtsstadt an der Ecole gratuite de dessin. Darüber hinaus bildete er sich autodidaktisch weiter. 1758 veröffentlichte er im Auftrag des Pariser Stechers und Kupferstichverlegers Pariset seine ersten Radierungen. 1761-1764 setzte er sein Studium in Paris fort, wo er Schüler des Historienmalers J.-Ch. Frontier (1701-1763) und eines gewissen Lombards war. In Paris verkehrte er im Kreis von J.G. Wille (1715-1808), Jos. Vernet (1714-1789), L.-E. Watelet (1780-1866), J.-B. Greuze (1725-1805), J.G. Soufflot (1713-1780) und dem jungen Herzog Alex Duc de La Rochefoucauld, den er 1765-1766 nach Italien begleitete. In Italien schuf er zahlreiche Landschaftszeichnungen und Abbildungen von Monumenten. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Lyon hatte er großen Erfolg mit seinen Zeichnungen und Radierungen, mit Porträts und italienischen und niederländischen Landschaften sowie der heimischen Landschaft von Lyon. Auch als Reproduktionsstecher nach Gemälden oder Skulpturen fand er zahlreiche Auftraggeber. 1771 wurde der Künstler zum königlichen Berater und Kämmerer berufen. 1780 erfolgte die Aufnahme in die Lyoner Akademie. Während der französischen Revolution stand er unter der Protektion des Künstlers J.-L David (1748-1825) - seine Kupferplatten wurden unter gesetzlichen Schutz gestellt. 1802 wurde Boissieu Mitglied der Verwaltungskommission des Kunstkonservatoriums. 1806 bis zu seinem Tode war er Bürgermeister von Lentilly in der Nähe von Lyon. Boissieus Arbeiten sind in den Museen weltweit zu finden, so in Paris im Louvre, in Frankfurt am Main im Städel oder in der National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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        Important Autograph Letter Signed

      ("James Madison") in black ink, as Secretary of State, February 14, 1805, on paper watermarked Curteis & Sons, 1799. 7 15/16" x 9 7/8"; 1 page with integral leaf; very good (light creasing and toning). To Vice-President George Clinton "Sir By the direction of the President of the United States, I do my self the honor of transmitting to you the . certificate of your election as Vice President of the United States; being with the highest respect. Sir, Your most obed. servant. James Madison." Docketed on verso: "March 14, 1805, letter from Secretary Madison enclosing certificate of election of Vice President of U.S." Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton were declared elected by Congress when the electoral votes were tabulated on 13 February, 1805. The Jefferson?s inauguration took place in the Senate Chamber on the Capitol on March 4th. Like other Founding Fathers, the great bulk of Madison?s letters and papers have been absorbed by institutions. For this reason, both Madison?s Autograph Letters Signed and Letters Signed are scarce and expensive.. No Binding. Very Good.

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        The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales

      1805. LOUTHERBOURG, P. J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. 36 pp. Ilustrated with 18 hand-coloured aquatint engravings. Folio, 450 x 330 mm, bound in three-quarter modern gilt tooled calf over contemporary marbled boards. London: Bowyer, 1805. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, first issue. De Loutherbourg trained under F. G. Casanova and Carlo Vanloo in Paris before moving to London and being employed by David Garrick at The Drury Lane Theater, where he had an important influence on the development of stage design. His work bridges the work of the artists of the picturesque movement and the Regency period such as Thomas Rowlandson. A fine, sympathetically rebacked copy. Abbey, Scenery 9. Prideaux, p. 343.

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        Le Barbe de la Guyane premiere variete. Planche 70 ( 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). - Schönes, farbfrisches Kolorit. - Sehr selten !

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        Nuova raccolta di cento tavole

      1805. ROCCHEGGIANI, Lorenzo. Nuova raccolta di cento tavole rappresentante i costume religiosi civili, e militari degli antichi egiziani, etruschi, greci, e romani tratti dagli antichi monumenti. Engraved title-page and 100 engraved plates. Large oblong 8vo., 204 x 273 mm, bound in contemporary Roman marbled calf, richly gilt, black label, edges stained yellow. Rome: Agapito Franzetti, s.d. [1805-1809]. |~||~||~||~||~| Complete suite of 100 engraved plates of military and religious objects and costumes from Egypt, Greece and Rome, executed after the original artifacts preserved at the Vatican, various Italian museums, and in the great private collections of the day (e.g. Consul Smith, Piranesi, Geminiani, Hamilton, Mengs, etc.). There are numerous fine engravings of vases, idols and other objects of worship, musical instruments, masks, shoes, jewellery, arms and armour, urns and other funerary implements, candelabras, cooking utensils, and much more. This work documents the intense intellectual curiousity of the early nineteenth century regarding the ancient world. Furthermore, it shows the development of the scholarly emphasis on the original artifact. Originally published in 1804 (2 vols., 200 plates), this concise edition brought such information to a much wider audience. For a number of designs Roccheggiani clearly relied upon Domenico Pronti's Nuova Raccolta (Rome, 1800). An exceptionally fine copy in a superb contemporary Roman binding. Colas 2563. Lipperheide 112a.

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        Extraordinary Autographed Letter Signed in Spanish

      Santa Cruz, Tenerife, 1805. unbound. 3 pages (front and back), each measuring 8 x 6 inches, no place (but on the mainland), no date, but shortly after November 4, 1805. Signed: "C[arlo]s Carrasco," possibly a relative of Naval officer and explorer Juan Carlos Carrasco, to [His Lordship] Roberto de Herrera, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, translated in part: "...I have written Your Worship a number of letters with the news of the day. I do not know whether they have reached you...I hope this is not because of any illness, and that God may grant you perfect health for many years...As for my own, I am suffering from...a great pain in my right knee, which obliges me to walk little and to climb stairs less. Your Worship will already know of the tragic events which befell the combined fleet in the battle it fought with the English fleet, in which we have lost ten warships, and the English have only lost nine; we have lost more than 7,000 men, with many wounded and over 110 officers killed, and among the wounded are Gravina and Alva, Valdes and other high-ranking officers, who are being treated and are not out of danger; it is painful to speak of such a tragedy. Magnificent services are being held here in all the churches in honour of the souls of those who perished in the battle, and on the fourth of this month a most splendid one was held in the cathedral...On the same day, the fourth...our Governor did not hold any court or ceremonial or banquet. There is misery and hardship on all sides, and our own is increasing daily, because of the ill-will of the attorneys of the French heirs of Arbore and the injustices of the Council, and for this reason I again beseech Your Worship to come to my assistance by sending an order to pay me some money, such that I will not fail to find it there, via Cadiz or Madrid, as not to expose ourselves, through a sea voyage, to the risk of it being captured by the English, who are still masters of the seas; I would be as grateful to you as if it were a gift...In the battle which we have had with the English we have lost ten ships and the French another ten. Three of ours are in Gibraltar; the others out of the ten have been sunk or burned, or they have been unmasted and lost on the coast owing to the force of the storm. The English have lost no more than nine ships, along with the death of General Nelson and another general, who was commanding their fleet, a very small loss compared with that which the combined fleet has suffered...Gravina is better...His brotherhood [sic] the Nuncio is expected from Madrid today or tomorrow. Our Governor is constantly being insulted; he received an insult the day before yesterday at the theatre, and it was repeated to him afterwards in his house..." Carrasco was privy to some of the most sensitive information released by the Spanish Navy including some that was clearly untrue, i.e. "Gravina is better." Fine signature, housed in a custom made blue linen folder with inner flaps and a gilt-stamped title. Very good(+) condition. For morale reasons, the Spanish Government withheld the seriousness of Gravina's injuries and promoted him to the highest military rank of Admiral of the Fleet. He died 5 months later on March 9, 1806, at the age of 49. On his death-bed, he said, "I am a dying man, but I die happy. I am going, I hope and trust, to join Nelson, the greatest hero that the world perhaps has produced.

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        Manuscript Ship's Log Cockatrice1805 and HMS Foxhound 1807 - 1808

      An original and scarce, foolscap manuscript in several hands. Log of Cockatrice, a hired brig from July 1805 to February 1807, 76 leaves. At the opposite end of the volume is the log of HMS Foxhound from April 1807 to February 1808, 48 leaves. 33cm. Contemporary blind ruled vellum, titled in ink on the boards for the relevant vessel. This is the private log of Pitt Burnaby Greene who apparently took command of the 12 gun brig Cockatrice 6 April, 1805 although this log commences 7th July, 1807. She detained a Danish vessel, Speculation on 19th July, 1807 and was involved with HMS Plover in the capture of 4 more Danish vessels. HMS Foxhound captured the Danish vessel Adetheid Margaretha. Two days later she captured the Danish vessels Gimle and De Gode off Dungeness. Foxhound later saw action in Admiral Gambier's squadron off the Basque Roads. She foundered with all hands in 1809 whilst returning from Halifax. Whilst commanding HMS Bonne Citoyenne in 1812 Pitt Burnaby Greene, by this time a post captain, was involved in the events leading up to the action between USS Constituation and HMS Java. USS Constitution and USS Hornet found and blockaded him in the port of Salvador where his ship was undergoing repair. Loosely inserted notes on seperate folio sheets, include: A table of angular altitudes of different ships at sea the Eye being elevated 24 feet; a memorandum of Dimensions of his Maj's Ship Prince of Wales; an ink wash sketch of stowage of stores in barrels aboard an unspecified vessel with a note of their weight. The log has paper water-marked with Brittania and the date 1802. The separate sheets also have Brittania watermarks and are dated 1803. Pitt Burnaby Greene, Esq.: He was made a lieutenant in Nov.1790, and promoted to the rank of a commander May 8, 1804.He commissioned the Foxhound, a new 18-gun brig, about May, 1807; and was attached to the fleet under Lord Gambier, in Basque Roads, April, 1809. His post commission bears date March 7, 1811; at which period he commanded the Bonne Citoyenne corvette.1814. He died in 1837. Napoleonic naval logs are becoming elusive. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels to the West of the Alleghany Mountains, in the States of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessea, and back to Charleston, by the Upper Carolines; comprising the most interesting details on the present state of agriculture, and the natural produce of those c

      London: B. Crosby and Co and J. F. Hughes, 1805. xii; 294 pages including half-title. Light foxing. Recently rebound in half calf, marbled boards. First published in French, this edition was published without the map. Francois Andre Michaux, son of Andre Michaux, accompanied his father in his travels through the eastern United States. As a botanist he records detail of the agriculture, and natural produce of the places visited, as well as the commerce between the states. Second Corrected and Ammended. Very Good. 8vo.. Book.

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        Theater. 5 Bände. Mit 5 gestoch. Porträts von Autenrieth. Gr.-8°. Sehr schöne, feine Kalblederbände d. Z. mit 2 roten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Reizende Deckelbordüren, Stehkantenvergoldung, blaurote Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1805-1807.. . Erste Ausgabe des letzten Werks Schillers, Vorzugsausgabe auf Schreibpapier mit den Kupfern. Die Drucklegung des ersten Bandes wurde noch von ihm überwacht. Mit bedeutenden Erstdrucken, darunter 'Der Parasit' und 'Der Neffe als Onkel' erstmals in szenischer Einteilung. Außerdem hier erstmals die revidierten Fassungen von 'Don Carlos' und 'Die Jungfrau von Orleans'. - Marcuse verzeichnet vier Ausgaben: auf ordinärem Druckpapier, auf weißem Druckpapier, auf Schreibpapier und auf Velinpapier; hier liegt die zweitbeste auf Schreibpapier vor. Exlibris. In diesem frischen und dekorativen Zustand äußerst selten. - Das letzte Blatt von Band 4 mit hinterlegtem Eckeinriss. Drei Deckel mit Schabspuren auf der Oberhaut. Exemplar aus dem Kaldewey-Katalog 46, dort als "makelloses Exemplar ... in feinsten Kalblederbänden der Zeit" aus dem Besitz von Dorothe, Herzogin von Kurland bezeichnet. Aus unserem Exemplar ist diese Herkunft nicht erkennbar. Kaldewey bildet jedoch andere Werke mit fast identischen Einbänden ab, so dass diese Zuschreibung möglicherweise aus denen ersichtlich ist und hier durchaus zutreffen kann. Sehr schönes Exemplar aus der Sammlung Merkle. - Goed. V, B III 2. Trömel/Marcuse 271, 278, 280, 284 und 285. Borst 1016. Fischer, Cotta, 508, 562, 613, 1108, 1206.

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        Deutschlands Gemüse. Mangoldarten. Gezeichnet und geäzt von Johann Samuel Winterschmidt dem Jüngsten.

      Nürnberg, F.S. Winterschmidt dem Jüngsten, 1805. 4to (242 x 180mm). pp. (4), iv, 14, with 14 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half cloth. A superbly illustrated monograph on beet. The work was intended to cover more vegetables but this is all published. The edition of the work must have been very small as we have never seen or had a copy of the present work. Winterschmidt is a well known Nürnberg family of artists, publishers and printdealers. The colouring of the plates is outstanding.//Nissen BBI, 2176; Ludwig. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert p. 390.

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