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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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        An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

      Edinburgh - Denham and Dick, 1805 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth-century copy of Beattie's famous philosophical work. Sixth Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. With bookseller's labels for H. M. Gilbert, Southampton,to the front pastedown and Bohn, London, to the front free endpaper. Professor James Beattie (25 October 1735 18 August 1803) was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher. His Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth (1770) was intended as an answer to David Hume andhad great immediate success, leading to an introduction to the King, a pension of 200, and the degree of LL. D. from Oxford. Beattie was prominent in arguing against the institution of slavery. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, some loss to the top of the spine. Front board held by one cord only. Internally, textblock firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Tidemark to the upper margin of the first few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Hamilton" Regarding the Naval Career of his Relative, Mr. Edward Ford Hamilton].

      1805 - 31 August ca. 1805. Octavo (ca. 23x18,5 cm). 1 p. Brown ink on white paper watermarked "E. Whilding, 1805". Mild fold marks, creases and minor tears in the right lower corner, otherwise a very good letter. A private letter from Sir Charles Hamilton, Admiral, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland in 1818-24. "Sir, I have been referred to you by Mr. Robt. Dundas respecting the Cadetship for Mr. Edward Ford Hamilton how serving as Midshipman in the Cornwallis Frigate in the East Indies. He was eighteen years of age last Christmas and there can be no collusion, as he is in his Majesty's service and on the ships Books, but if there is any information respecting what I ought to do I shall be very much obliged to you to write it to me, as it will not conveniently be in my power to be in London for some weeks, and I shall be much obliged to you to direct to Sir Charles Hamilton at Col. Parkins."

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        English library. Authors in verse. 13 Bände.

      Gotha: Steudel & Keil; 1805 - 1807.16,5 x 11 cm. Marmorieter Pappband der Zeit mit montierten Rückenschildchen. Dreikantrotschnitt. Minimal bestossen. Ordentlicher und dekorativer Gesamtzustand. Enthält: 1. + 2.: Milton, John: Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books. - 3.: Thomson, James: The Season. - 4.: The poems of O. Goldsmith and Cunningham. - 5. - 7.: Smollett, T.: The adventures of Roderic Random (With the life of the author). - 8. - 11.: Sterne: The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. (With the life of the author). - 12.: Goldsmith: Essays. - 13.: Fielding, Henry: A Journey from this world to the next. Deutsch

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        Walsingham; or, The Pupil of Nature. A domestic story. 2nd edn. 4 vols.

      Printed at the Minerva Press for Lane, Newman, & Co. 1805 Half titles. Contemp. half calf, spines lettered & with simple horizontal rules in gilt; spines worn & sl. cracked, small repairs to leading hinges. Armorial bookplates of Sir Henry Hay Macdougall. A good sound copy of a scarce titleFirst published in 1797, this second edition recorded only in BL. In the first three volumes of Walsingham, the title character is shown to have a rival in Sir Sidney Aubrey, the 'seducer' of the woman he loves. In the fourth volume it is revealed that Sir Sidney is in fact a woman who uses the disguise of a rich male baronet to give her freedoms denied to women in the late eighteenth-century.

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        Le Superbe dans L'etat de Repos. Planche 49 ( 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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        H.N. Zoologie. Poissons du Nil. / 1. Le Tetrodon Fahaka. Tetrodon Physa. 2. Le Tetrodon Herisse. Tetrodon Hispidus.

      Paris 1805 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : 540x420 (mm), 21.25x16.5 (Inches), Paper Size : 712x523 (mm), 28x20.625 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 27. II. 1805.. 1 S. 4to.. An einen Vertrauten über anstehende Veränderungen im Geheimen Conseil. Er stimme dessen "sehr menschenfreundlich billigem Vorschlage" hinsichtlich des Weimarer Kammerpräsidenten Johann Christoph Schmidt zu: "[...] Ich [...] kan [...] einstweilen versuchen ob Sie durch die [...] Besuche auf der Cammer den Endzweck zu erfüllen imstande sind, ohne daran durch den Ob[er] C[ammer] P[räsidenten] gehindert zu werden, u. ohne einen Schritt zu wagen der dem alten Manne physisch sehr nachtheilig seyn könnte [...] Die Natur unterstützt vielleicht die nothdurft ehe wir es uns versehen; bey N. [...] hätte sie einen sehr guten Streich gemacht wenn es wa[h]r ist, daß sie ihn ausrangirte [...]". - Aus der Sammlung Künzel.

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        Serie cronologico-istorica dei Canonici di Padova.

      nella Stamperia del Seminario, Padova, 1805 - Cm. 31, pp. xvii (1) 274 + 1 carta d’errata. Bel ritratto del Petrarca inciso in rame all’antiporta, vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio ed alcune figure n.t. Affascinante legatura coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta dipinta. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Lozzi II, 3237 in nota. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds with Historical and Scientific Descriptions. 2 volumes

      London Darton and Harvey 1805. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine scuffed with end wear. Covers weak and becoming detached in volume II. Some scattered light foxing and offsetting from illustrations which are overall VG. Contents tight First Edition Leather cover 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [300pp.]. Numerous engravings.

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds with Historical and Scientific Descriptions 2 volumes

      London: Darton and Harvey. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine scuffed with end wear. Covers weak and becoming detached in volume II. Some scattered light foxing and offsetting from illustrations which are overall VG. Contents tight. 1805. First Edition. Leather cover. 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [300pp.]. Numerous engravings. .

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        SUSQUEHANNA BATH TURNPIKE. PRINTED DEED 15" X 10 3/4". TO ALL ... WE, WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED, AND SEALS AFFIXED ... SELL TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS OF THE SUSQUEHANNAH AND BATH TURNPIKE ROAD COMPANY ... BREATH OF FOUR RODS ... RUNS THROUGH OUR LAND

      1805. The following information is filled in with ink Twentieth May 1805. The property rights purchased from John Nickels and John Bennet. These were signed in the presents of Solomon Warren and others not decipherable. Reference - The Catskill Turnpike in Stage Coach and Tavern Days Famous Highway Played Big Part in Developing Great Area of New York Central and Southern Sections of Empire State Opened by Historic Road, Laid Out on Old Indian Trails Taverns Along Route Centers of Social and Commercial Life in Early Days by LYMAN H. GALLAGHER. Taken from the Ithaca Journal-News, Saturday 24 January 1925, pp 8-9 .

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        An Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste

      London: Printed for T. Payne and J. White, 1805.. Second edition. 8vo. xxiv, 470 pp. Contemporary tan diced full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, marbled endpapers. Neat repairs to the extremities of the joints, an abrasion to the foot of the upper board, a very good copy. Numismatist and collector, Knight was one of the leading authorities of his day on the ancient world. Initially divided up into sections on the senses, the book goes on to explore the history of man's perception of beauty and associated ideas. First published the same year.

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        An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste. Association copy

      London: Printed for T. Payne. G : in Good condition. Spine scuffed and rubbed. Front hinge starting. Boards rubbed with light edgewear. Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription on title page. Age-toning within and occasional foxing. 1805. First Edition. Full leather. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). xxi, 471pp. The signature on the title page is by 'Wm Lamb', and the bookplate is for the Penshanger Estate, which belonged to the brother-in-law of William Lamb, the 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Although identification in this case is circumstantial, there is enough resemblance between the 'b' in 'Lamb' and the 'b' in 'Melbourne' in his known signatures to be, at the very least, suggestive. .

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        Materia Medica Vegetabile Toscana.

      Firenze, Presso Molini, Landi e Co., 1805. Folio (390 x 255mm). pp. (4), 56, with 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spine with green gilt lettered label. The rare issue with hand-coloured plates. A large uncut copy of this beautifully produced and very rare 'materia medica' of the Tuscany environments. Since decades no copy of the coloured issue in a contemporary binding has been offered for sale, apart from a copy we sold in 1991. Savi (1769-1844) was an Italian botanist, professor of Botany and director of the Pisa botanical garden. He is best known for his 'Flora Italiana' a large folio work published from 1818-1824. Apart from that he published a book on the trees of Tuscany as well as a book on the botany of Etruria. The beautifully hand-coloured plates are after B. Benvenuti by G. Canacci. Some minor foxing to the title-page, else a very fine copy. //Nissen BBI, 1733; Stafleu & Cowan 10.386 (both quote plain copies).

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        La Perruche Arimanon, Pl. 65

      Paris 1805 - Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, La Perruche Arimanon, Pl. 65, measures 13.75" x 10.25 and is in excellent condition with cropped edges. This engraving was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned Barraband to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking “Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets”. This bird, commonly called a Violet Lorikeet or Tahitian Lory is expertly hand-colored with a white face and chest and rich blue from head to tail-feather. Precise lines define and detail each feather on this small birds body, giving it dimension and definition. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon’s campaigns were generating. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband’s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant’s publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation.

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        COSTUME OF CHINA

      1805. ALEXANDER, William. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, ILLUSTRATED IN FORTY-EIGHT COLOURED ENGRAVINGS. London: William Miller, 1805. Aquatint dedication leaf, followed by the title leaf, a 'List of Subsrcibers' [2] ff., 48 hand- colored aquatint plates interleaved with [48] leaves of descriptive letterpress printed on rectos only, and an 'Index' leaf with directions to the binder. This copy lacks the half-title and the dedication has been bound in its place. Besides costumes, the plates show cities, habitations, temples, boats, etc. Quarto, 33 x 25.5 cm, contemporary light brown, straight grain morocco with gilt borders on sides, gilt decoration and title on spine, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Ex library, but with minimal markings: a small 'withdrawn from collection' stamp on recto and verso of ffep., a perforated stamp and small ink stamp to t.p., and a small ink stamp on first text page. Binding is worn at edges, rubbed along joints, and shows small loss at either end of spine. The first text leaf is moderately spotted; otherwise there is only occasional light spotting and offsetting to some text leaves, and very light spotting to a very few plates. William Alexander (1767-1816) is best remembered for his work on China in a period in which the Chinese style greatly influenced the decorative arts in Britain. He travelled to China as draughtsman with Lord Macartney's Embassy to the Emperor in 1792-4. Besides the present work, his drawings illustrative of the expedition were engraved for the official record: G. Staunton's An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China, 1797, and another of his own publications, Views of the Headlands, Islands, etc. (1798). His designs were also used for the aquatints in John Barrow's A Voyage to Cochin China, in the Years 1792, and 1793 (1806). (Oxford DNB; Abbey Travel, 534; Tooley English Books, 18; Cordier Sinica III, 1858-9).

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        The Tales of the Genii: or, The Delightful Lessons of Horam the Son of Asmar (Two Volumes)

      London: James Wallis, 1805. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. Rare with hand-colored plates. 8vo. 20.5 by 13 cm. xliv, 368, 432 pp. Fourteen hand-colored engraved plates. The coloring was done with great care and precision. Morell claimed to be merely collecting the tales from the Indian subcontinent (thus he is credited on the title page merely as the translator from Persian) when in fact he made up the stories himself, inspired by The Arabian Nights, to be sure. The work was first published in 1764, at a time the public was smitten with exotic Orientalia. Rubbing along the joints, and light wear to the cover otherwise.

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        Le Perroquet à calotte bleue. No. 121.

      Langlois Paris 1805 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, with good strong colour, some spotting. Dimensions: platemark 330 by 260 (13 by 10.25 inches), sheet 460 by 310 mm. (18 by 12 1/4 inches). From Levaillant's Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, which is considered the most comprehensive and complete catalogue on the subject. This magnificent work includes some of the most lively and colorful bird illustrations ever created. They capture not only the defining characteristics of the species, but also the charming personality of the individual bird. This exquisite monograph was written by Francois Levaillant, an adventurer and natural historian, who was one of the first to record sightings of Australian parrots. Barrband's skill was greatly esteemed and his name lent cachet to the sumptious work authored by Levaillant. Barraband's brilliantly colored engravings of exotic birds coupled with Levaillant's precise descriptions represent the height of realistic bird art. Jacques Barraband achieved great artistic notoriety for his work at the Gobelin tapestry works, the Sevres porcelain factory, and the palace of St. Cloud before coming to work for the French naturalist Francois Levaillant in the early years of the nineteenth century. Barraband collaborated with Louis Bouquet and Langlois to create the engravings for this work. The plates were carefully inked a la poupee with brilliant colors and pulled from the press. Nuances were then added by hand. In his work, Barraband often shows his subject in profile perched on a short tree branch. No other artist equalled his mastery in the rendering of feathers, in evoking their fragility, stiffness or incredible lightness. He displays a preference for harmonies of blues and greens, and reds and yellows. The evocative power of these realistic and precise bird renderings, that feature all the colors of the rainbow, is striking. Fine Bird Books p.118; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer p.392.

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        La Perruche a Epaulettes Rouges - Plate 73 T2.

      Paris 1805 - Original stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, with strong colour, trimmed to just outside plate-mark, small tear to left side, otherwise a fine copy with clean, strong colours. Dimensions: 347 by 260mm (13.5 by 10 inches). From Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets", which is considered the most comprehensive and complete catalogue on the subject. This magnificent work includes some of the most lively and colorful bird illustrations ever created. They capture not only the defining characteristics of the species, but also the charming personality of the individual bird. This exquisite monograph was written by Francois Levaillant, an adventurer and natural historian, who was one of the first to record sightings of Australian parrots. Barrband's skill was greatly esteemed and his name lent cachet to the sumptious work authored by Levaillant. Barraband's brilliantly colored engravings of exotic birds coupled with Levaillant's precise descriptions represent the height of realistic bird art. Jacques Barraband achieved great artistic notoriety for his work at the Gobelin tapestry works, the Sevres porcelain factory, and the palace of St. Cloud before coming to work for the French naturalist Francois Levaillant in the early years of the nineteenth century. Barraband collaborated with Louis Bouquet and Langlois to create the engravings for this work. The plates were carefully inked "a la poupee" with brilliant colors and pulled from the press. Nuances were then added by hand. In his work, Barraband often shows his subject in profile perched on a short tree branch. No other artist equalled his mastery in the rendering of feathers, in evoking their fragility, stiffness or incredible lightness. He displays a preference for harmonies of blues and greens, and reds and yellows. The evocative power of these realistic and precise bird renderings, that feature all the colors of the rainbow, is striking. Fine Bird Books p.118; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer p.392

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        Perruche a tete bleue, femelle. No. 25.

      Langlois Paris 1805 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, a fine clean copy with strong colour. Dimensions: platemark 330 by 260 (13 by 10.25 inches), sheet 460 by 330 mm. (18 by 13 inches). From Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets", which is considered the most comprehensive and complete catalogue on the subject. This magnificent work includes some of the most lively and colorful bird illustrations ever created. They capture not only the defining characteristics of the species, but also the charming personality of the individual bird. This exquisite monograph was written by Francois Levaillant, an adventurer and natural historian, who was one of the first to record sightings of Australian parrots. Barrband's skill was greatly esteemed and his name lent cachet to the sumptious work authored by Levaillant. Barraband's brilliantly colored engravings of exotic birds coupled with Levaillant's precise descriptions represent the height of realistic bird art. Jacques Barraband achieved great artistic notoriety for his work at the Gobelin tapestry works, the Sevres porcelain factory, and the palace of St. Cloud before coming to work for the French naturalist Francois Levaillant in the early years of the nineteenth century. Barraband collaborated with Louis Bouquet and Langlois to create the engravings for this work. The plates were carefully inked "a la poupee" with brilliant colors and pulled from the press. Nuances were then added by hand. In his work, Barraband often shows his subject in profile perched on a short tree branch. No other artist equalled his mastery in the rendering of feathers, in evoking their fragility, stiffness or incredible lightness. He displays a preference for harmonies of blues and greens, and reds and yellows. The evocative power of these realistic and precise bird renderings, that feature all the colors of the rainbow, is striking. Fine Bird Books p.118; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer p.392.

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        Le petit Vaza. Plate 82.

      Paris 1805 - Original stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, with strong colour, trimmed to just outside plate-mark, small tear to left side, otherwise a fine copy with clean, strong colours. Dimensions: 347 by 260mm (13.5 by 10 inches). From Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets", which is considered the most comprehensive and complete catalogue on the subject. This magnificent work includes some of the most lively and colorful bird illustrations ever created. They capture not only the defining characteristics of the species, but also the charming personality of the individual bird. This exquisite monograph was written by Francois Levaillant, an adventurer and natural historian, who was one of the first to record sightings of Australian parrots. Barrband's skill was greatly esteemed and his name lent cachet to the sumptious work authored by Levaillant. Barraband's brilliantly colored engravings of exotic birds coupled with Levaillant's precise descriptions represent the height of realistic bird art. Jacques Barraband achieved great artistic notoriety for his work at the Gobelin tapestry works, the Sevres porcelain factory, and the palace of St. Cloud before coming to work for the French naturalist Francois Levaillant in the early years of the nineteenth century. Barraband collaborated with Louis Bouquet and Langlois to create the engravings for this work. The plates were carefully inked "a la poupee" with brilliant colors and pulled from the press. Nuances were then added by hand. In his work, Barraband often shows his subject in profile perched on a short tree branch. No other artist equalled his mastery in the rendering of feathers, in evoking their fragility, stiffness or incredible lightness. He displays a preference for harmonies of blues and greens, and reds and yellows. The evocative power of these realistic and precise bird renderings, that feature all the colors of the rainbow, is striking. Fine Bird Books p.118; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer p.392

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        Tales, by Madame de Montolieu, author of Caroline of Litchfield [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Printed for C. Chapple, 1805, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies bound in contemporary speckled calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spines, with gilt-crossed bands and volume numbers tooled in gilt. Slight suggestion of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Some general surface marks to spine covers. Part of ffep of vol. 2 is torn with no loss. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library Sir John Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 3v. 17cm. Subjects: English literature - Fiction - Miscellaneous. French literature - Fiction

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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. unbound. very good(-). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 16" x 25". Page measures 17.25'' x 28''. This is a rare 18th century map of Caracas and surrounding territories, including French Guyana. Include names of regions, rivers, mountains and islands. Published circa 1805. A portion of the lower right hand margin is missing. There is some foxing and folds from wear but the map as a whole is in good condition.It is originally part of the 'Travels 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).

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        CORSO DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE. Sviluppato in cento lezioni e diviso in tre grandi parti / ATLANTE DI GEOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE. Per servire al Corso di Geografia Universale.

      per V.Batelli e CompagniOpera completa in sei volumi di testo + un Atlante. Cm.25,2x17,8. Pg.XII,344; 712; 404; 588; 432; 508. I sei volumi di testo presentano legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Il testo si suddivide in tre parti: la prima parte tratta del rapporto tra la Terra e l'Universo e della Cosmografia, la seconda tratta della Geografia fisica e la terza della Storia dell'Umanità. Anche l'Atlante, in formato cm.43,5x28, è legato in mz.pelle, con spellature alla marmorizzatura dei piatti. Esso è "preceduto da un vocabolario de' nomi tecnici della geografia, corredato di specchi statistici delle divisioni politiche della terra, ed arricchito d'illustrazioni e di una bilancia politica del globo" e contiene 65 carte a piena pagina oppure doppie, triple o quadruple, quasi tutte acquarellate a mano. La prima parte, "Cosmografia", consta di 14 carte; la seconda, "Geografia fisica", contiene 15 carte ed è così suddivisa: "Disegni del globo o mappamondi, in proiezioni diverse", "Tratti diversi della superficie dei continenti e la comparata altezza dei monti e la lunghezza delle correnti dei fiumi", "Ordine e stato dei terreni e delle roccie componenti la corteccia del globo", "Ipotetico stato del globo nelle sue diverse età e geografia dei vulcani accesi ed estinti", "Rosa dei venti". Segue la "Storia della geografia dai tempi biblici ed omerici infino alla scoperta del Nuovo Continente", con nove carte suddivise in: "Sistemi geografici di Eratostene, Strabone, Tolomeo, Pomponio", "Terra secondo gli Arabi, cognizioni geografiche dei Cristiani circa il 1300, itinerari delle Crociate". La quarta parte comprende "Geografia Statistica: Bilancia politica del globo e saggio di statistica di alcuni reami d'Europa", con 30 carte geografiche con bandiere dei vari paesi colorate a mano. La tavola della Rosa dei venti" è realizzata manualmente. Gli Atlanti del Batelli presentano spesso difficoltà di collazione, ma un provvidenziale "Indice dell'Atlante ed Avvertimento per il rilegatore del medesimo" in fine al volume ne attesta la reale collocazione. Si tratta probabilmente dell'opera più compiuta di Francesco Costantino Marmocchi (Poggibonsi, 1805 - 1858), rinomato geografo e cartografo. Di simpatie mazziniane, partecipò ai moti del 1831, quando venne incarcerato. Nel 1848 divenne Deputato nel Parlamento toscano, per poi ricoprire la carica di Segretario agli Interni sotto Guerrazzi. Viaggiò a lungo assieme al Gregorovius in Corsica, ove compì molti studi geografici.

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        Atlas Classica Being A Collection of Maps of the Countries Mentioned By the Ancient Author Both Sacred and Profane. With their various Subdivisions at different Periods

      London: Rob. Wilkinson 1796 - 1805 - HLDr.der Zeit, Fol. mit gestochenem Titel u. 40 Karten mit dem Grenzkolorit. Einband etwas berieben, abgegriffen. Bezugsleder auf Ecken u. Rücken tlw. eingerissen; Rückengelenke auch tlw. eingerissen. Titel leicht altersfleckig, Karten in gutem Zustand. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. unbound. very good(-). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 16" x 25". Page measures 17.25'' x 28''. This is a rare 18th century map of Caracas and surrounding territories, including French Guyana. Include names of regions, rivers, mountains and islands. Published circa 1805. A portion of the lower right hand margin is missing. There is some foxing and folds from wear but the map as a whole is in good condition.It is originally part of the 'Travels 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).

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        Nettchens Hochzeit.

      . 1st edition. Rudolstadt: Langbein und Kluger 1805. 248 pp. Bound in contemporary halfleather with coloured label and goldprint on spine. Small name on free endpaper..

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        COSTUME OF CHINA

      1805 - ALEXANDER, William. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, ILLUSTRATED IN FORTY-EIGHT COLOURED ENGRAVINGS. London: William Miller, 1805. Aquatint dedication leaf, followed by the title leaf, a 'List of Subsrcibers' [2] ff., 48 hand- colored aquatint plates interleaved with [48] leaves of descriptive letterpress printed on rectos only, and an 'Index' leaf with directions to the binder. This copy lacks the half-title and the dedication has been bound in its place. Besides costumes, the plates show cities, habitations, temples, boats, etc. Quarto, 33 x 25.5 cm, contemporary light brown, straight grain morocco with gilt borders on sides, gilt decoration and title on spine, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Ex library, but with minimal markings: a small 'withdrawn from collection' stamp on recto and verso of ffep., a perforated stamp and small ink stamp to t.p., and a small ink stamp on first text page. Binding is worn at edges, rubbed along joints, and shows small loss at either end of spine. The first text leaf is moderately spotted; otherwise there is only occasional light spotting and offsetting to some text leaves, and very light spotting to a very few plates. William Alexander (1767-1816) is best remembered for his work on China in a period in which the Chinese style greatly influenced the decorative arts in Britain. He travelled to China as draughtsman with Lord Macartney's Embassy to the Emperor in 1792-4. Besides the present work, his drawings illustrative of the expedition were engraved for the official record: G. Staunton's An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China, 1797, and another of his own publications, Views of the Headlands, Islands, etc. (1798). His designs were also used for the aquatints in John Barrow's A Voyage to Cochin China, in the Years 1792, and 1793 (1806). (Oxford DNB; Abbey Travel, 534; Tooley English Books, 18; Cordier Sinica III, 1858-9).

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

      Paris: Fournier Frères, 1805 - 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 First edition. 8vo. [3], viii, 404, [2] pp. 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. Brunet II 1360 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Cornelius Tacitus; with an Essay on his Life and Genius, Notes, Supplements, 8 volume set

      London Printed for John Stockdale 1805. VG : in very good condition. Light rubbing to spine and corners. Offsetting from leather at prelim edges. Mild browning to maps. Text blocks clean and tight. Speckled edges Reprint Half-leather with marbled boards 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 515pp; 503pp; 451pp; 407pp; 387pp; 507pp; 556pp; 319pp + index. Fold out maps in vols 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. A new edition, with the author's last corrections. NB this is a heavy set. Extra shipping charges may be requested for some overseas destinations.

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. 4 vols.

      . Paris: Stereotype d'Hernan 1805. With engr. portrait & 4 plates. Contp. tree calf with coloured labels..

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        Nuevo metodo de cambio de España. Con las principales plazas extrangeras de comercio.

      - Comercio. Monedas de Cambio Imprenta de Don José del Collado. Madrid. 1805. 22 cm. 2 vol. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Ala sociedad patriotica de comerciantes de Madrid. Tomo I 448 p. Tomo II 520 p . Manchas en algunas hojas. Cubierta deslucida. . Lomo rozado. 31F [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies.

      . a l'usage des lycees et des ecoles sedondires. Ouvrage prescrit et adopte par la Commission des livres classiques, et publie par M. de Wailly. 2nd. printing. Paris: Stereotype d'Herhan 1805. With titlevignette. 16mo. XV + 440 pp. Nice contemporary full leather with label and richly gilt on spine. Upper headband weakly worn, otherwise nice and clean copy..

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        Politician John Taylor writes a 2 pp ALS with great political content

      "Dated January 1805 from Albany the letter reads in part, ""I received your favour inclosing the President's speech for this kind attention be pleased to accept of my best thanks, this speech contains both spirit and energy sufficient to appease the resentments and prejudices of the Federalists if reason and propriety could effect it...The Republican form of government must be destroyed and nothing less will answer...I could with the utmost sincerity join in anything proper & honorable to unite the republicans of this state I fear it cannot be easily effected...we will act with firmness & assert the conduct of bellegerants - Great Britain in particular towards us. If they wound our head we can bruise their heel."" A political letter from Masters to George Clinton: "" It having being mentioned several times in debate before the house, that the Administration or some of them had made application to the Secretary of the Treasury for the two millions to purchase the Florida prior to the Session of Congress-this report it was said had come from a respectable Member of Congress from New York. I was conscious I had not mentioned the conversation of Mr. Galatin to any person...Lieb tells me you told him that it was Madison who made the application. I understood it was the President. The substance of Galatin's conversation I understood as follows, that the President thought it a favorable time, & was anxious to make the purchase, and had made application to him for the money (two millions) and trust to Congress to make the appropriation after their meeting. To which he replied to the President that Congress would soon be in Session, and it would be most proper & best to wait until then. Be so kind as to write to me by the next mail what Mr. Galatin's conversation was to you & myself touching that application for the two millions of dollars."""

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        MATERIA MEDICA VEGETABILE TOSCANA. Del Dottor Gaetano Savi, Professor di Fisica nell'Università di Pisa. Firenze, Presso Molini, Landi e C., 1805.

      Prima edizione. Cm.37x24. Pg.(8), 56. Seguono 60 tavole botaniche nitidamente incise su rame da G. Canacci su disegni di Baldovino Benvenuti. Legatura in mz.pelle con spellature ai piatti marmorizzati. Tassello con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Il volume presenta doppio frontespizio, cui seguono due dedicatorie, la prima degli Editori "Ai studiosi di Botanica", la seconda dell'Autore alla Signora Elena Brunacci Mastiani nata Amati. Quindi l'Introduzione, con doviziose descrizioni naturalistiche, e l'Indice. Il presente esemplare contiene il quaderno [2 pi greco], che comprende il secondo frontespizio e la dedicatoria degli editori, sovente mancante. Assai nitide, su carta greve, e praticamente prive di fioriture le 60 tavole botaniche. Il naturalista Gaetano Savi (Scarperia, 1769 - 1844), allievo del medico mugellano Antonio Cocchi, frequentò l'Università di Pisa dove si laureò in medicina nel 1795, e dove nel 1802 gli fu conferita la cattedra di fisica sperimentale e successivamente, nel 1810, quella di botanica. Fu anche direttore dell'Orto botanico dell'Ateneo, e la sua opera naturalistica fu continuata dall'insigne figlio Paolo (Pisa, 1798 - 1871). "Veramente notevole quest?opera di Gaetano Savi sulla flora medicinale toscana sia per la bellezza delle calcografie sia per la minuzia delle descrizioni. Insigne botanico, professore all?Università di Pisa, conosceva bene tutta la fisiologia delle piante che troveremo diligentemente descritta nel compendio "Istituzioni botaniche". In questa Flora invece l?autore si limita a presentarci e darci una descrizione fisica di tutte le parti della pianta, a descrivercene le virtù e a proporci alcuni importantissimi riferimenti bibliografici. Vengono citati molto spesso il Ricettario Fiorentino e il Ricettario Senese, nei quali erano stato prese in considerazione le stesse piante endemiche tre secoli prima. Nell?elencazione dei pregi medicinali si può notare che Gaetano Savi fa un costante uso dell?ipotetico e non manifesta convinzioni personali sull?uso popolare medicamentoso: al radicchio, dice, "è stata attribuita la qualità di antisterico, antipocondriaco", La viola "produsse una volta il vomito e cinque o sei mosse di corpo", la saponaria "è stata lodata come diuretica", etc. Sono presentate anche piante soprattutto ornamentali come lo splendida "Iris fiorentina" (dal sito "Aboca Museum").

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        Hudibras. In three Parts. Written in the Time of the Civil Wars.

      . With annotations and an index. London: printed for Vernor and Hood;&c. 1805. 12mo. VIII+384 pp. + index. Illustrated with woodcuts. Slightly foxed. Contemporary red full morocco, boards with gilt line decorations, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. * With bookplate of Robert Jenner, Chislehurst..

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        Viage Del Parnaso

      Madrid 1805 - Compuesto por Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. Dirigida A Don Rodrigo De Tapia, Caballero del Habito de Santiago, &c. Madrid, MDCCCV. En La Imprenta De Dona Manuela Ibarra. Con las Licencias necesarias. Frontispice allégorique gravé, titre, 4p, 154p. Pages légèrement jaunies, mais en très bon état. Reliure d'époque, plein veau brun, dos lisse avec fleurons dorés et pièce de titres en maroquin rouge, tranches et gardes marbrées. Size: In 12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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