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         Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In Which Are Described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives beyond Its Limits: The Natural History of Such Subjects as Occurred in the Animal, Mineral, and vegetable Kingdoms; and the Geography of the Southern Extremity of Africa. A Topographical and Statistical Sketch of the Cape Colony: with an Inquiry into Its Importance as a Naval and Military Station as a Commercial Emporium; and as a Territorial Possession. in two Volumes. The Second Edition, with Additions and Alterations. Illustrated with several Engravings, and Charts.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies 1806 - 2 vols. 4to. (27 x 21.5 cm). pp.xvi+427; 372+[1]. Contemporary light brown polished calf, spines with raised bands and richly gilt. Marbled edges and end-papers. 8 hand-coloured aquatints in the first volume and 9 folding maps and charts of which 3 hand-coloured in volume 2. Spines faded, neat repair to horizontal crack on one chart, generally a very fresh and handsome set. Ex libris Edward Nicholas Hurt with his armorial book-plate to both volumes. Generally regarded as the best edition (first published 1801-04) with a revised and expanded text and enhanced by the colour plates after Samuell Daniell , absent from the first edition. (Abbey Travel, 322) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Codice di Napoleone il Grande pel Regno d'Italia. Edizione originale e la sola ufficiale. Stampato per cura di L. Nardini direttore della Regia Stamperia.

      Reale Stamperia, Milano 1806 - Tracce di titoli manoscritti al dorso, diffusi percorsi e fori di tarlo per tutto il volume ma quasi sempre marginali; tagli spruzzati (rossi); legatura allentata e con alcuni fogli staccati; naturali fioriture Edizione bilingue francese-italiano a fronte. Del Codice si erano avute le prime stampe gia' nel 1805 a Torino (presso Pane e Bocca 2 volumi in formato piccolo) e a Milano (presso Sonzogno 10 volumi di 21 cm circa di altezza). Dopo l'edizione ufficiale milanese stampata per cura di L. Nardini direttore della Regia Stamperia, si ebbero altre stampe a Napoli, a Firenze e a Livorno tutte nello stesso 1806. XXXVI + 634 p. 290x220 mm

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         Die frohen Kinder, oder Erzählungen und Bilder aus der Kinderwelt. Les enfans joyeux, ou Historiettes et Figures du monde des enfans. D\'apres l\'Allemand de J. Glatz par Monsieur l\'Abbe Libert.

      Wien, Geistinger, [1806]. Titelblatt und erste Seiten fehlen. Beginnt bei S. 5, S. 119/120 fehlen. 132 S. mit 5 (von 6) Farbstichen in Punktiermanier (der fehlende Stich und das Titelblatt liegen in Farbkopie bei). 22 x 18, Pappband der Zeit mit neuerem, lederverstärktem Rücken Stark gebrauchtes und benutztes Kinderbuch. Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt, mit Feuchtigkeits- und Knickspuren. Rücken fehlt. Bindung gelockert, einige Seiten lose. Durchgehend fleckig und angeschmutzt. S. 5/6 mit alter papierenen Randeinfassung. S. 7/8 mit alter in den Text reichenden Rißklebung. Eine Radierung liegt lose und beschnitten (ohne die Nummer) bei. Der 4. Stich (Die muntern zweybeinigen Pferde) fehlt und liegt als Farbkopie bei. Das Kolorit der vorhandenen Tafeln ist im Vergleich zur Farbkopie blaß. Durchgehend, wasserrrandig, angeschmutzt und fleckig. Als Belegexemplar des seltenen Kinderbuches sammelnswert.Außerordentlich seltene erste Ausgabe eines der schönsten und interessantesten Kinderbücher des Klassizismus. In seiner Wiener Zeit ist Glatz \"als Jugendschriftsteller bereits so bekannt, daß mehrere seiner Bücher mit zweisprachigem Text erscheinen. Zu den interessantesten Werken gehören \'Die frohen Kinder, oder Erzählungen und Bilder aus der Kinderwelt\' (1806). Dem deutsch-französischen Text fügt G. kolorierte Bilder nach englischem Vorbild bei, auf denen, ohne Szenerie und ohne Erwachsenenpersonen, jeweils zwei bis drei Kinder in klassischer Kleidung mit ihren Spielgefährten dargestellt sind. Die in diesem Buch enthaltenen Umweltgeschichten erzählt G. in unpathetischer, kindgemäßer Sprache. Kurze Sätze dienen ihm als Stilmittel.\" (Siegling in Doderer I, 448f.) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Tableaux Historiques des campagnes D'Italie depuis l'an IV jusqu'à la bataille de Marengo suivis du Précis des opérations de l'armée d'Orient, des détails sur les cérémonies du sacre, des bulletins officiels de la grande Armée et de l'armée d'Italie dans tout le cours de la dernière guerre d'Allemagne, jusqu'à la paix de Presbourg. Tirés des rapports officiels et de la correspondance de Napoléon le Grand. Toutes les vues ont été prises sur les mêmes lieux, et les estampes sont gravées d'après les dessins originaux de Carle Vernet. A Paris. Chez Auber. 1806.

      - 1 volume grand in-folio, relié demi-veau marbré marron d'époque, étui contemporain, dos lisse décoré (Urnes dorées), pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, coiffes légèrement abîmées sans trop de gravité, petites fissures aux mors inférieurs. 2 f.nchf, X p., 120 pp., carte et 24 planches dont la planche frontispice du portrait équestre de Napoléon. Précis historique de l'expédition d'Égypte : des pages 121 à 127 + 1 planche - 1 f. titre - Cérémonies du Sacre du Couronnement de S.M.I. Napoléon-le-Grand des pages 129 à 138. - À la suite : Précis historique de la Campagne d'Allemagne, 64 p. - 1 planche sans rapport intégrée en début de volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The New Jamaica Almanack, and Register, for the Year of our Lord 1806

      Stevenson and Smith, Kingston 1806 - 184, [16]pp. The calendar interleaved with blank, plus additional blanks in rear. Contemporary green wallet-style morocco Early Jamaica almanac, including an early Jewish calendar. Some early Jamaica almanacs, like the present, include a page showing the Jewish calendar, which "would seem to be an indication of the importance of Jewish residents in the eyes of Christian Jamaicans" (B. W. Korn, "The Haham DeCordova of Jamaica," in: American Jewish Archives 18:2 (Nov. 1966)). These Jamaican calendars represent some of the earliest appearances of Hebrew font in the Western Hemisphere, in a publication intended specifically for Jews. Earlier works with Hebrew type, such as Judah Monis's Hebrew Grammar, were intended for a Gentile audience. Beyond the calendar, this almanac is filled with information about the colony, including pages devoted to each parish with details on population (including slaves), public office holders, court sessions, etc.

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         Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

      - Farblithographie v. Louis Hague (1806-1885) n. David Roberts (1796-1864) b. P.G. Moon, London, 1841, 33 x 49 cm Unten links in der Platte betitelt Jerusalem April 5 1839. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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         Original and Rare Special Issue of the London Gazette, Being a Primary Source Admiralty Dispatch, to Announce the Successful and Sudden Battle of San Domingo.

      Bristol, 23 March 1806: Rudhall & Gutch, 1806. Original and rare special issue of the London Gazette, printed and published by Rudhall & Gutch at 15 Small-Street in Bristol for Felix Farley's Journal Office, being an important dispatch from the Admiralty to announce the successful and sudden Battle of San Domingo which had erupted on 6 February, initiated by a British fleet and resulting in a notable assault and the capture of a notable French warship and her crew. 8vo. Single leaf, printed recto only, measuring approximately 20 x 31,5 cm. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition. News of utmost significance and worthy of immediate release to the public - this gazette was printed the very same day that Commander Cochrane landed in England with the official despatches in hand! A "Gazette Extraordinary" is a special edition deemed to require additional gravitas to reflect the importance of the event, such as a declaration of war, a conclusive battle such as the one described in the present issue, the accession of a monarch to the throne, or the like. Led by British Vice-Admiral Duckworth, the decisive single day battle, brisk and expeditious, was for the British Empire a victorious engagement. The victory was celebrated in Britain and across the Empire, particularly in the Caribbean where rumours of Leissègues' presence had stifled trade and caused panic among the merchant houses of the West Indies. .

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         An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions.

      Printed for T. Johnson, London 1806 - Third edition of this cornerstone text of modern economics, the first to be published in 2 volumes and the first published after the great quarto edition of 1803. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red and black morocco spine labels, gilt titles. In near fine condition with light rubbing. A very clean example. "Malthus was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion on the perfectibility of society with his father, [who] urged him to publish. Thus the first edition (published anonymously) was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics. The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early 19th-century Europe [and] his influence on social policy was considerable. Both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of 'the struggle for existence" (PMM 251). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Cours complet d'harmonie et de composition d'après une théorie neuve et générale de la musique basée sur des principes incontestables, puisés dans la nature, d'accord avec tous les bons ouvrages pratiques, anciens ou modernes, et mis, par leur clarté, à la portée de tout le monde. Auquel il est joint : Exposé succinct du seul système musical qui soit vraiment fondé et complet ; Du seul Système qui soit par-tout d'accord avec la nature, avec la raison et avec la pratique ; lu à la classe des Beaux-arts de l'Institut le 17 décembre 1808. Paris, chez de Momigny, 1808.

      Chez l'Auteur, en son Magasin de Musique, Paris 1806 - Trois volume in-8, viii-10 à 382 pp. (1) ff. ; 389 à 704 pp. ; 314 pp. de portées musicales gravées. Plein veau raciné, dos lisses ornés de fleurons représentant des vases anciens et d'instruments de musique, infimes frottements aux coins. Un volume in-8, 70 pp. 2 pages de portées musicales gravées. reliure demi-veau, dos lisse décoré, plats cartonnés. Très rare édition originale de l'ouvrage majeur de Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny (1762-1842), compositeur, musicologue et éditeur. En 1806, il publia son Cours complet d'harmonie et de composition d'après une théorie neuve et générale de la musique, ouvrage dans lequel il expose des théories sur le rythme et le phrasé musical en avance sur son époque. Y figure notamment une théorie sur la signification du levé par rapport au frappé, qui ne fut pas acceptée par l?Académie, mais fut reprise plus tard par Hugo Riemann. Selon Momigny, la levée anticipe le frappé et toute la phrase musicale doit être jouée ou chantée avec autant de poids que la levée. Un tel phrasé est typique pour le jazz ; certains interprètes classiques le pratiquent également. L'Exposé succinct [.] est un précis du Cours complet d'Harmonie et un résumé de son cours public sur la théorie générale et la pratique de la musique. Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horatio Nelson... containing fifteen engravings, and intended as an accompaniment to the three celebrated whole-sheet plates of his lordship's splendid victories, viz. the battles off St. Vincent's, the Nile, and Trafalgar, which are explained by references and keys

      London. : Edward Orme and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme., 1806. Poor. Spine has perished, leaving boards and loose leaves. Frontispiece is damp-stained and foxed. Tape reinforcement between title page and dedication page. A thumbed copy with slight foxing and occasional dog-earring. Missing plates 13, 14 and 15 - 'A plate containing a Key, Outlines, of the Heads and principal Objects in the great Historical Print of the Battle of St. Vincent, intended to accompany this Volume. A ditto of the Battle of the Nile, and a ditto of the Battle of Trafalgar'. . Hard. Folio. 14". . Poor. Illus. by Contains 13 of 16 plates. .

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         Postkarte von Deutschland und den angraenzenden Laendern. Gezeichnet und Herausgegeben von Ignaz Heymann. K., auch K.K. Oberpostamtsoffizier in Triest. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. 1806.

      Ignaz Heymann: 1806 . grenzkolor. Kupferstich, 105 x 167 cm - in 4 Teilkarten zu je 16 Segmenten (insg. 64) auf Leinen aufgezogen, gerahmt. - li. o. in Französisch betitelt. - mit schönem Passepartout in passendem Rahmen: - Detailfotots im jpg-Format werden gerne zugesandt. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Mitteleuropa, Italien,

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         Italian Scenery; representing the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the different States of Italy; containing thirty - two coloured engravings by James Godby, from original drawings by P. Van Lerberghi. The narrative by M. Buonaiuti

      Edward Orme, 1806. In-folio (360x258mm), pp. (6), 74, (1) di indice, legatura coeva in pieno vitello con cornici plurime di filetti in oro e a secco ai piatti con ricchi motivi fitomorfi e floreali in oro e a secco al loro interno. Dorso con titolo in oro su tassello e ricchi decori ornamentali egualmente in oro. Tagli e sguardie marmorizzate. 32 tavole f.t. incise su rame da James Godby da invenzione di Van Lerberghi e finemente colorate all'acquerello raffiguranti scene di costume delle varie regioni italiane (precipuamente la Campania, il Lazio e il Piemonte); è presente anche la tavola, spesso mancante, che raffigura la danza della tarantella. 11 tavole raffigurano scene di Napoli e dei suoi dintorni (Lazzaroni, mangiatori di maccheroni, pescatori, la tarantella, la fontana di Torre del Greco, ecc.), 1 la casa di campagna in Fondi (Lazio), 11 scene romanesche (gioco delle fossetta, cantanti, i cappuccini, ecc.), 1 una danza piemontese, 1 la fontana a Mosso (Biella), 1 i calderai di Andorno Micca, 1 i minatori di Grisante, 2 abitanti della valle di Chamonix. Ex-libris nobiliare ottocentesco "Job Meigh, Ash Hall", con blasone e motto entro cartiglio "Benigno numine"; Job Meigh acquisì la dimora Ash Hall di Stoke-on-Trent, presso Werrington, nel Cambridgeshire, nel 1837. Una pagina di testo esplicativo in inglese e in francese precede ogni tavola. Normali fioriture, minimi restauri a cuffie e cerniere. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questo magnifico albo di costumi italiani. Abbey Travel, I, 164. Colas, 2970. Lipperheide, 1258. Tooley, 354. Brunet, II, 1639: "Ouvrage assez bien executé, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte". Olschki, Choix, VIII, 10995: "Superbes gravures. Ouvrage rare. On y remarque.. 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance". Hiller, p. 382. Pitré, 6613. Inglese

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         Vida de J. J. Dessalines, Gefe de los Negros de Santo Domingo; con notas muy circunstanciadas sobre el origen, character y atrocidades de los principals gefes de aquellos rebeldes desde el principio de la insurreccion en 1791

      First Mexican edition, and first edition published in America. An amazing book, illustrated with visually striking plates rich in iconography, portraying both the leaders of the black slaves revolt -Toussaint, Christophe, Dessalines, etc.-, the coronation of the Emperor of Haiti and finally the horrors of the revolt (including a visually striking image of a woman attacked in the field). The insurrection, against the French rule, is here portrayed in the harshest possible way, not acknowledging the stroke against colonialism preponderant in the 19th century. The first edition was printed in Paris, in 1804, followed by a second of Madrid in 1805, this is a rare book, and a curious Mexican imprint. The revolt lead to the making of the second constitution of an Independent State in the Americas, only preceded by that of the United Stated, and was the first successful slave revolution in the Americas. Mathes, La Ilustración en México colonial 9860. Medina, México 9860. Palau 363023. Sabin 21029.

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         Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Säugethiere erster Theil. [Und:] Der Säugethiere zweyter Theil. [2 Teile in 2 Bden. m. 150 gestochenen u. handkolorierten Taf.].

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtische, /1808 1806 - Kl.8°, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 640 S. u. 70 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.; 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt, 667 S., 7 Bl. Register u. 80 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf., Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt. m. Rundum-Rotschnitt, Berieben, Rücken min. wasserfleckig, knickspurig u. an den Kanten tlw. läd. (vord. Rückenkante in Teil 1 7 cm geplatzt), Gelenke geplatzt, Titelbl. von Teil 2 etw. fleckig, etw. stockfl., in Teil 2 einige Taf. sauber hinterlegt; ordentliches Ex. «Zweyte völlig umgearbeitete sehr vermehrte Ausgabe». - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: ?Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin?, ?Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle?, ?Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens? und ?Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft? Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. 1600 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - Insektenkunde [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Charte von Franken Nach Murdochischer Projektion und den besten Hülfsmittel Gezeichnet von F.H. Kreybich und nach dem Pressburger Frieden und der rheinischen Confederations-Acte eingeteilt im September 1806.

      Geographisches Institut in Weimar, 1806 - Kupferstich nicht koloriert; vollständiges ungeschnittenes Blatt mit breitem Rand; Faltungen die geglättet werden können; guter Zustand des Blattes; winziges Loch an einer der Faltungen in der Mitte des Karte; das Blatt ist leicht staubig nach einer langen Lagerung; gutes Ex. dieser sehr seltener Karte; Blatt 68X58; Karte 44,5 x 52 . - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts und unten links Erklärungen.

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         Guldin Bull, Caroli des vierden, weilant Römischen keyser. Reformation, Statuten, Herligkeiten und Ordenungen aller Oberkeit des h. Römischen Reichs, und Teutscher Nation belangend. Keyser Friderichs Reformation aller Ständ. Gmeynem nutz zu gut und Friden. Im Jar M.CCCC. und Zwei undviertzig auffgericht. Frankfurt a.M., Christian Egenolff (Juli 1531). 4°. XXXI, mit 2 Titelholzschnitten, mod. Hprgt. mit Buntpapierbezug.

      - VD16 D 785 - Bauer, Bibliotheca librorum rariorum universalis V, 270 - Ebner I, 254, 1249 e - ADB VI, 467 (zu Egenolff).- Sehr seltener Druck (kein Ex. im Jahrb. d. Auktionspreise) der "Goldenen Bulle", die 1356 unter Karl IV. verkündet, bis 1806 gültiges Gesetz des Heiligen Römischen Reiches war. Sie gilt als das wichtigste Verfassungsdokument des mittelalterlichen Reiches.- Laut ADB zweiter Druck von Christian Egenolff überhaupt, einem der ersten und wichtigsten Buchdrucker in Frankfurt am Main.- Titelblatt in Grün koloriert.- Durchgängig unterschiedlich gebräunt und braunfleckig, selten gering wasserrandig, einige Blatt mit kleinen, das Titelblatt mit größeren Ausbesserungen (ohne Textverlust). # Very rare edition in German of Charles IV's Golden Bull, a world heritage document.- Woodcut coat of arms and woodcut portrait on title page.- Title page colored in green.- Different browned and foxed, some leafs with small, the title page with major repairs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech [& 2 others in Edinburgh] and T. Ostell in London,, 1806. With a life of the author. Also, a view of the doctrine of Smith compared with that of the French economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (207 x 127 mm). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked to style, black morocco labels, rope-twist and lozenge rolls gilt and blind to spines forming compartments with floral motifs between, edges sprinkled blue. With an additional terminal advertisement leaf to volume 3. Armorial bookplates of R. B. More to front pastedowns. Extremities lightly rubbed, a few minor marks to boards, endpapers browned from turn-ins with some offsetting from bookplates, contents occasionally spotted, otherwise a bright, clean set. First Edinburgh edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), based on the text of Comte Germain Garnier's landmark French translation (first published 1802). Garnier's edition, which included a long introductory essay on Smith and a separate volume of notes, was "perhaps the most influential edition of Wealth of Nations to appear during the nineteenth century" (Tribe), considered a "classic" (Carpenter, p. lvi) and "the best in the French language" (Palgrave, p. 184). The first translation into English was published in Glasgow in 1805 and this Edinburgh edition appeared one year later. "Although the 1805 Glasgow edition was the first to include Garnier, the format of this edition [1806] was the one copied through many editions up to 1820" (Tribe). Tribe notes that there is some irregularity in the numbering of the front matter of this edition, which is true of this set, though clearly complete.

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         Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the North-East of Siberia, the Frozen Ocean, and the North-East Sea. By Gawrila Sarytschew, Russian Imperial Major-General to the expedition. Translated from the Russian, and embellished with engravings. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 2 vols.

      Printed for Richard Phillips. 1806-1807 3 folding engr. plates & 2 further hand-coloured plates showing examples of national dress. 2 vols in 1 expertly bound in recent half calf, marbled boards, spine with devices in gilt, green leather label. v.g.Puteshestviye Flota Kapitana Sarycheva po Severovostochnoy chasti Sibiri, Ledovitomu Moryu, i Vostochnomu Okeanu, v prodolzheniye os'mi let, ... 1785-1793, 1802. This is the first English edition of an account of the expedition begun in 1785, sponsored by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. Commanded by the English captain Joseph Billings, and taking a period of eight years, it led to the first scientifically conducted surveys of the Alaskan coast and the Aleutian Islands. The official account of the expedition was written by the Englishman Martin Sauer. Sarychev, who commanded his own vessel, The Yasachnaya, during the first leg of the expedition, wrote this less formal account, which includes details of ethnographic and social encounters, as well more scientific considerations of topography and oceanography.

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         The Love of Truth, Mark the Boy.

      [Germantown, Pennsylvania: Germantown Print Works], [circa 1806]. - Printed glazed cotton handkerchief, 12'' x 11.25'; engraved title banner and illustration above three columns of text, the whole printed in brown ink within narrow zigzag-pattern border. One of two handkerchiefs celebrating the character of George Washington that were printed simultaneously at the Germantown Print Works in the first decade of the 19th century. The text consists of what is likely the earliest appearance in verse form of Parson Weems' famous tale of Washington and the cherry tree, and reflects its growing popularity. The illustration shows the young Washington holding his axe and standing in the family garden by his father, who points to the notch in his beloved cherry tree. An uncut example of The Love of Truth, Mark the Boy printed beside The Effect of Principle, Behold the ManÑwhich features the full-length figure of Washington, an excerpt from his Farewell Address, and a eulogyÑis in the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society. An attractive example of this scarce and desirable piece of Washingtoniana. REFERENCES: Collins, H.R. Threads of History, no. 39, identifying the publisher and noting a copy at Cornell as well as the one at Western Reserve HS. OCLC locates five copies, at Yale, Boston Athenaeum, Brown, Michigan State, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.CONDITION: Good, scattered brown stains, one tiny hole in image, early owner's initials reading 'CBM' at end of verses.

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         L'Aracari verd male. No 16.

      Paris 1806 - Colour-printed stipple engraving, finished by a contemporary hand. Dimensions: 495 by 330mm. A fine example, from the first edition of the 'Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers, suivie de celle des toucans et des barbus' by Levaillant - a "magnificent work" (Wood) and one of the most comprehensive on exotic birds. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The New Jamaica Almanack, and Register, for the Year of our Lord 1806

      Kingston: Stevenson and Smith, 1806. 12mo. 184, [16]pp. The calendar interleaved with blank, plus additional blanks in rear. Contemporary green wallet-style moroccoEarly Jamaica almanac, including an early Jewish calendar.Some early Jamaica almanacs, like the present, include a page showing the Jewish calendar, which "would seem to be an indication of the importance of Jewish residents in the eyes of Christian Jamaicans" (B. W. Korn, "The Haham DeCordova of Jamaica," in: American Jewish Archives 18:2 (Nov. 1966)). These Jamaican calendars represent some of the earliest appearances of Hebrew font in the Western Hemisphere, in a publication intended specifically for Jews. Earlier works with Hebrew type, such as Judah Monis's Hebrew Grammar, were intended for a Gentile audience. Beyond the calendar, this almanac is filled with information about the colony, including pages devoted to each parish with details on population (including slaves), public office holders, court sessions, etc.

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         Statuts de l'Ordre Maçonique en France

      Paris, imprimerie du G.: O.: de France, 5806, (1806), in 8°, de XI-232pp., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, double filet doré sur les plats, coins usés, qq. rousseurs. Rare première édition des Statuts du G. O. (La toute première édition de 1801 ne contenait pas la mention de « Grand Orient »). Contient les Constitutions de l'Ordre, fonctions, nominations, installations et démissions des officiers, cotisation, Assemblées, Grand directoire des Rites, Grandes Loges Provinciales, des Grands Orients et des Maçons étrangers... ¶ Fesch p.1300. Barbier IV. 566 (en attribue la rédaction à Desveux Garde des Archives du G. O.) - Wolfstieg 6519 - Caillet 10359.

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         Italian Scenery; representing the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the different States of Italy; containing thirty - two coloured engravings by James Godby, from original drawings by P. Van Lerberghi. The narrative by M. Buonaiuti

      Edward Orme, London 1806 - In-folio (360x258mm), pp. (6), 74, (1) di indice, legatura coeva in pieno vitello con cornici plurime di filetti in oro e a secco ai piatti con ricchi motivi fitomorfi e floreali in oro e a secco al loro interno. Dorso con titolo in oro su tassello e ricchi decori ornamentali egualmente in oro. Tagli e sguardie marmorizzate. 32 tavole f.t. incise su rame da James Godby da invenzione di Van Lerberghi e finemente colorate all'acquerello raffiguranti scene di costume delle varie regioni italiane (precipuamente la Campania, il Lazio e il Piemonte); è presente anche la tavola, spesso mancante, che raffigura la danza della tarantella. 11 tavole raffigurano scene di Napoli e dei suoi dintorni (Lazzaroni, mangiatori di maccheroni, pescatori, la tarantella, la fontana di Torre del Greco, ecc.), 1 la casa di campagna in Fondi (Lazio), 11 scene romanesche (gioco delle fossetta, cantanti, i cappuccini, ecc.), 1 una danza piemontese, 1 la fontana a Mosso (Biella), 1 i calderai di Andorno Micca, 1 i minatori di Grisante, 2 abitanti della valle di Chamonix. Ex-libris nobiliare ottocentesco Job Meigh, Ash Hall, con blasone e motto entro cartiglio Benigno numine; Job Meigh acquisì la dimora Ash Hall di Stoke-on-Trent, presso Werrington, nel Cambridgeshire, nel 1837. Una pagina di testo esplicativo in inglese e in francese precede ogni tavola. Normali fioriture, minimi restauri a cuffie e cerniere. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questo magnifico albo di costumi italiani. Abbey Travel, I, 164. Colas, 2970. Lipperheide, 1258. Tooley, 354. Brunet, II, 1639: Ouvrage assez bien executé, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte. Olschki, Choix, VIII, 10995: Superbes gravures. Ouvrage rare. On y remarque. 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance. Hiller, p. 382. Pitré, 6613. Inglese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Svensk Zoologi.

      1806 1806 - 2 vols. Stockholm: Delén 1806 - [25]. Med 72 håndkolorerede plancher af J.W. Palmstruch. Rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet i ét samtidigt halvlæderbind med guldtryk på ryggen. Navn på forsatspapir.With 72 handcoloured engraved plates after J.W. Palmstruch. Well-preserved copy bound in one contemporary halfleatherbinding with goldprint on spine. Old name on free endpaper. * This scarce but quite important treatise on the zoology of Sweden was begun by G.J. Billing. The text was written for Heft 1 by C. Quensel, after whose death it was continued by O. Swartz. Heft 12 was supplied by J. W. Dalman. Wood 512. Nissen ZBI 3259. "Palmstruchs zoologi är ett av våra mest njutbara zoologiska tryck, tidligare lite bortglömt och undervärderat i botanikens skugga." [Björn Dal i Biblis 1974 p.63]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         A Treatise on Indigence;

      London: J. Hatchard., 1806. exhibiting a general view of the national resources for productive labour; with propositions for ameliorating the condition of the poor, and improving the moral habits and increasing the comforts of the labouring people, particularly the rising generation; by regulations of political economy, calculated to prevent poverty from descending into indigence, to produce sobriety and industry, to reduce the Parochial Rates of the Kingdom, and generally to promote the Happiness and Security of the community at large, by the diminution of moral and penal offences, and the future prevention of crimes. Octavo (209 x 136 mm). Recent quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, green laid paper endpapers. Complete with folding table at p. 23 and final advertisement leaf. Ownership stamp of the Women's University Settlement, Nelson Square, Southwark to front free endpaper and to upper margin of p. 83, shelf mark to title in ink. Short tear in the gutter at the head of the title, title a little dust soiled at head, occasional light spotting; a very good copy. First edition of Colquhoun's major work on the question of poverty and pauperism, its relationship to crime and disorder and the need for a new comprehensive system of police. This valuable work contains plans for a board of education, national savings bank with state guarantee to depositoers, a system of reproductive work for the unemployed, a national poor-rate uniformly assessed, and the issue of a police gazette, containing statistics of crime and descriptions of the persons of offenders. Colquhoun begins with a clear definition of "poverty" which is to be distinguished from "indigence". In this he was following the lead of Jeremy Bentham, and his sentiments clearly echo those of Bentham. He states that poverty is "an indispensable and necessary ingredient in civil society", and is "that state and condition... where the individual has no surplus in store, and, consequently, no property but what is derived from the constant exercise of industry in the various occupations of life; or in other words, it is the state of every one who must labour for subsistence. Poverty is therefore a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilization." "Indigence therefore and not poverty, is the evil. It is that condition in society which implies want, misery, and distress. It is the state of any one who is destitute of the means of subsistence, and is unable to labour to produce it to the extent nature requires. The natural source of subsistence is the labour of the individual; while that remains with him he is denominated poor when it fails in whole or in part he becomes indigent." This definition of indigence precedes a discussion about an "appropriate system of police," "a system of pauper and general police," and "the board a channel of instructions by means of police gazette." "By the term police we are to understand all those regulations in a country which apply to the comfort, convenience, and safety of the inhabitants, whether it regards their security against the calamity of indigence, or the effects produced by moral and criminal offences." Colquhoun makes it clear that by "police" he means all the modes of control and prevention which society can bring to bear to maintain social order. Once an offence or offences have been committed it is no longer a matter of police but a matter for the magistrates. Colquhoun regrets that at the time of writing "the whole system of the national police is without that watchful and superintending agency which is indispensably necessary to produce a preventive effect; and to this cause is chiefly attributed the great increase of indigence, vagrancy, and crimes." From these arguments it is possible to see that for Colquhoun, police and poor law are one of the same; in fact poor-law is subsumed within and becomes an aspect of Police in its original wider sense. Colquhoun's concept, therefore, of a system of police, is of a central office of social policy, working under the aegis of the Home Department, whose function is essentially preventive and whose object apart from the narrow ones of preventing crime and securing the property of the individual, is social amelioration in the widest sense especially including all that tends to the better education and employment of the poor.

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         Collected Works of John Stuart Mill. 32 Bände (von 33, Band 10 fehlt) / 32 volumes (of 33, Vol. 10 is missing).

      Gr.-8., Original-Leinen (ohne Schutzumschlag) / original hardcover (without dust jackets), Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände teils etwas berieben, Kapitale teils mit schwacher Stauchspur, sehr vereinzelt minimale Bleistiftanstreichungen, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Englisch / ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, binding partially a bit rubbed / bumped, a very few pages with minimal pencil underlinings, else good, text in Englisch, (Gesammelte, Sämtliche Werke, Werkausgabe, collected writings / John Stuart Mill 1806-1873, Philosophie, Ökonomie, Liberalismus, Utilitarismus, Nationalökonomie, Wirtschaft, Volkswirtschaft, Geschichte)

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         Sententiae Ali ebn Abi Talebi, Arabice et Latine.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1806. E Codicibus Manuscriptis descripsit, Latine vertit et Annotationibus illustravit. Quarto (265 × 211 mm). Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, blind rules to covers. Portrait frontispiece, Arabic and Latin text on facing pages. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), with his monogram ownership inscription to the initial blank, a printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of his collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, with associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Covers scuffed and marked, judicious restoration to extremities, a few spots to contents, front free endpaper creased. A good copy. First edition of this valuable collection of aphorisms attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (CE 594-661), the fourth caliph of Sunni Islam, and the first imam of Shi'a Islam. It contains inter alia: a transcript of the Nathr al-la'ali by Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsa'i, "one of the most important intellectual figures of the fifteenth century" (Sabzvari, Tuhfah Yi-'Abbasi, p. xxix), taken from the Leiden manuscript with variant readings from the Paris codex and from the Proverbia quaedam Alis imperatoris muslemici (edited by Thomas Erpinius, 1629); a selection from the London manuscript of Abu'l-Fath al-Amidi's (d. 1144x55) Ghurar al-hikam; and a number of proverbs ascribed to 'Ali in al-Maydani's (d. 1124) Majma' al-amthal, "the most voluminous and popular collection of Arabic proverbs" (Encyclopaedia of Arabic Literature, vol. 2, p. 520), derived from the London manuscript and compared with variant readings by Everard Scheidius. Uncommon: three copies only traced in auction records.

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         Römische Studien.

      Zürich, Gessner, 1806 - 1808. - XIV, 450 S; XVI, 416 S; XII, 1 Bl., 543 S., 1 Bl. 1 Porträt, 3 gefalt. Tafeln (davon 2 Musikbeilagen). Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Goedeke VI, 311, 5. NDB V, 98 f: "Rückschauender Betrachtung erweist sich Fernow als der bedeutendste deutsche Kunsttheoretiker des reifen Klassizismus. Sein Verdienst ist es, die Grundprinzipien der kantischen Ästhetik und die an Kant anschließenden, aber weit über ihn hinausführenden ästhetischen Ideen Schillers für die Theorie der bildenden Künste fruchtbar gemacht zu haben". - In der dreibändigen Aufsatzsammlung präsentiert Ludwig Fernow die wichtigsten während seines Aufenthaltes in Rom entstandenen kunst- und kulturtheoretischen Aufsätze und Studien in überarbeiteter Form. - In den 11 Aufsätzen widmet er sich dem Werk des Bildhauers Antonio Canova, den Bildteppichen Raffaels, dem ästhetischen Eindruck der Peterskirche, der Begeisterung des Künstlers, dem Begriff des "Kunstschönen" und des Kolorits, der Landschaftsmalerei, der dramatischen Malerei, dem beweglichen Theater des Kurio, den Improvisatoren und den Mundarten der italienischen Sprache. - Titel und gestempelt. Exlibris auf vorderen Innendeckeln. Die ersten und letzten Bll. etw. gebräunt, teils leicht stockfleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Kl.-8°. Spät. HLdr. mit Rückenschildchen und Goldprägung (Rücken etw. ausgleicht, gering berieben und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         NARRATIVE, OF A FIVE YEARS' EXPEDITION, AGAINST THE REVOLTED NEGROES OF SURINAM, IN GUIANA, ON THE WILD COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA; FROM THE YEAR 1772, TO 1777 : ELUCIDATING THE HISTORY OF THAT COUNTRY, AND DESCRIBING ITS PRODUCTIONS, . . . WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIANS OF GUIANA, & NEGROES OF GUINEA

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, . . . & Th. Payne, 1806. Second Edition, corrected. With memorable plates that include some of Blake's best work as an engraver, this is the second--and authentic--edition of the revealing personal and political account of life in 18th-century South America, written by a Scottish soldier who joined a Dutch expedition to put down a slave revolt in the Netherlands' colony of Surinam. The author, J. G. Stedman (1744-97), found himself in sympathy with those rebelling against appalling forced servitude, and he published his work originally in 1796 to express that view. Unfortunately, the first edition was heavily edited to soften his anti-slavery views; our "corrected" edition restores Stedman's original text. Stedman's personal story involves a heartbreaking account of love and marriage with a mixed-race slave, Joanna, whom he could not take with him when he returned to England. The political dimension of the work centers around Stedman's horror at the cruelty and inhumanity of the slaveholders, and he did not hesitate to profess his contempt for them and his admiration for the rebel slaves. According to Cox, "his descriptions of the cruelties practiced upon the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have been penned," and his narrative was a source of inspiration to the abolitionist movement. Stedman was a talented draftsman as well as a raconteur, and his illustrations of the beautiful and fascinating flora and fauna, and his touching portrait of Joanna, contrast sharply with the brutally detailed depictions of the tortures inflicted on slaves. The engravings of Stedman's drawings are quite fine; Keynes tells us that the plates Blake did for this book "have long been recognized as among the best executed and most generally interesting of all his journeyman work." Among them are: three shocking scenes of torture that are praised by the DNB for their "extraordinary power and pathos"; a lighthearted illustration of "wonderfully humanoid" macaque monkeys; and a final allegorical engraving of "Europe Supported by Africa & America," notable for its demure but unmistakable sensuality. Other copies of this work are generally noted as being somewhat (or more severely) foxed and browned; the present copy could hardly be cleaner or more beautiful.. 277 x 215 mm. (11 x 8 1/2"). Two volumes. Second Edition, corrected. Attractive period-style calf by Courtland Benson, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, two morocco labels, all edges gilt. With title page vignettes and 81 plates, as called for, including two folding maps and one folding plate; 16 OF THE PLATES ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM BLAKE and three by Francesco Bartolozzi. Abbey, Travel 719; Cox II, 285; Nat. Maritime Mus. Cat. 329; Sabin 91075; Lowndes VI, 1737. Dots of foxing here and there (including in the margins of a number of plates), but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH, BRIGHT, AND CLEAN COPY INTERNALLY, with vast margins, in a new sympathetic binding.With memorable plates that include some of Blake's best work as an engraver, this is the second--and authentic--edition of the revealing personal and political account of life in 18th-century South America, written by a Scottish soldier who joined a Dutch expedition to put down a slave revolt in the Netherlands' colony of Surinam. The author, J. G. Stedman (1744-97), found himself in sympathy with those rebelling against appalling forced servitude, and he published his work originally in 1796 to express that view. Unfortunately, the first edition was heavily edited to soften his anti-slavery views; our "corrected" edition restores Stedman's original text. Stedman's personal story involves a heartbreaking account of love and marriage with a mixed-race slave, Joanna, whom he could not take with him when he returned to England. The political dimension of the work centers around Stedman's horror at the cruelty and inhumanity of the slaveholders, and he did not hesitate to profess his contempt for them and his admiration for the rebel slaves. According to Cox, "his descriptions of the cruelties practiced upon the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have been penned," and his narrative was a source of inspiration to the abolitionist movement. Stedman was a talented draftsman as well as a raconteur, and his illustrations of the beautiful and fascinating flora and fauna, and his touching portrait of Joanna, contrast sharply with the brutally detailed depictions of the tortures inflicted on slaves. The engravings of Stedman's drawings are quite fine; Keynes tells us that the plates Blake did for this book "have long been recognized as among the best executed and most generally interesting of all his journeyman work." Among them are: three shocking scenes of torture that are praised by the DNB for their "extraordinary power and pathos"; a lighthearted illustration of "wonderfully humanoid" macaque monkeys; and a final allegorical engraving of "Europe Supported by Africa & America," notable for its demure but unmistakable sensuality. Other copies of this work are generally noted as being somewhat (or more severely) foxed and browned; the present copy could hardly be cleaner or more beautiful.

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         Sententiae Ali ebn Abi Talebi, Arabice et Latine. E Codicibus Manuscriptis descripsit, Latine vertit et Annotationibus illustravit.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1806 - Quarto (265 × 211 mm). Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, blind rules to covers. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), with his monogram ownership inscription to the initial blank, a printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of his collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, with associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Covers scuffed and marked, judicious restoration to extremities, a few spots to contents, front free endpaper creased. A good copy. Portrait frontispiece, Arabic and Latin text on facing pages. First edition of this valuable collection of aphorisms attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (CE 594-661), the fourth caliph of Sunni Islam, and the first imam of Shi'a Islam. It contains inter alia: a transcript of the Nathr al-la'ali by Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsa'i, "one of the most important intellectual figures of the fifteenth century" (Sabzvari, Tuhfah Yi-'Abbasi, p. xxix), taken from the Leiden manuscript with variant readings from the Paris codex and from the Proverbia quaedam Alis imperatoris muslemici (edited by Thomas Erpinius, 1629); a selection from the London manuscript of Abu'l-Fath al-Amidi's (d. 1144x55) Ghurar al-hikam; and a number of proverbs ascribed to 'Ali in al-Maydani's (d. 1124) Majma' al-amthal, "the most voluminous and popular collection of Arabic proverbs" (Encyclopaedia of Arabic Literature, vol. 2, p. 520), derived from the London manuscript and compared with variant readings by Everard Scheidius. Uncommon: three copies only traced in auction records. Schnurrer 229. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Stranger in Ireland; or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, in the year 1805.

      first editionlarge 4to.xvi, 530pp., 16 attractive sepia-tinted aquatint plates of views (5 of which are large fold-outs), 1 map (attractively hand coloured), contemporary half tan calf, spine panelled by shallow raised bands highlighted with gilt and blind fillets, large gilt ornament at panel centres, one panel direct lettered gilt, marbled sides, edges marbled to match, neatly rebacked with the original spine relaid and the original endpapers reused, terminal leaves a little dusty and occasional scattered dustiness at edges, a few minor scattered marginal smudges, closed marginal tear (no loss) in one leaf [II1] with a small old paper repair, else very good.One of the most handsomely illustrated Irish books. Carr, a popular travel writer of the period, states in his preface, "I have endeavoured to illustrate the Irish character, and to give a descriptive tour into the south and south-west parts of Ireland, and also some account of the present state of society, political economy, national manners, public buildings, &c. of that country. I have as much as possible avoided adverting to those points upon which public opinion has divided with temper .... [except] when they were connected with the paramount objects of humanity and general policy". Carr began with several chapters on Dublin and then moved on to Wicklow, Kildare, Limerick, Killarney, Cork, and Kilkenny. Much interesting comment on the people, the economy, and the countryside.

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         NARRATIVE, OF A FIVE YEARS' EXPEDITION, AGAINST THE REVOLTED NEGROES OF SURINAM, IN GUIANA, ON THE WILD COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA; FROM THE YEAR 1772, TO 1777 : ELUCIDATING THE HISTORY OF THAT COUNTRY, AND DESCRIBING ITS PRODUCTIONS, . . . WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIANS OF GUIANA, & NEGROES OF GUINEA

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, . . . & Th. Payne, 1806. Second Edition, corrected. With memorable plates that include some of Blake's best work as an engraver, this is the second--and authentic--edition of the revealing personal and political account of life in 18th-century South America, written by a Scottish soldier who joined a Dutch expedition to put down a slave revolt in the Netherlands' colony of Surinam. The author, J. G. Stedman (1744-97), found himself in sympathy with those rebelling against appalling forced servitude, and he published his work originally in 1796 to express that view. Unfortunately, the first edition was heavily edited to soften his anti-slavery views; our "corrected" edition restores Stedman's original text. Stedman's personal story involves a heartbreaking account of love and marriage with a mixed-race slave, Joanna, whom he could not take with him when he returned to England. The political dimension of the work centers around Stedman's horror at the cruelty and inhumanity of the slaveholders, and he did not hesitate to profess his contempt for them and his admiration for the rebel slaves. According to Cox, "his descriptions of the cruelties practiced upon the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have been penned," and his narrative was a source of inspiration to the abolitionist movement. Stedman was a talented draftsman as well as a raconteur, and his illustrations of the beautiful and fascinating flora and fauna, and his touching portrait of Joanna, contrast sharply with the brutally detailed depictions of the tortures inflicted on slaves. The engravings of Stedman's drawings are quite fine; Keynes tells us that the plates Blake did for this book "have long been recognized as among the best executed and most generally interesting of all his journeyman work." Among them are: three shocking scenes of torture that are praised by the DNB for their "extraordinary power and pathos"; a lighthearted illustration of "wonderfully humanoid" macaque monkeys; and a final allegorical engraving of "Europe Supported by Africa & America," notable for its demure but unmistakable sensuality. Other copies of this work are generally noted as being somewhat (or more severely) foxed and browned; the present copy could hardly be cleaner or more beautiful.. 277 x 215 mm. (11 x 8 1/2"). Two volumes. Second Edition, corrected. Attractive period-style calf by Courtland Benson, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, two morocco labels, all edges gilt. With title page vignettes and 81 plates, as called for, including two folding maps and one folding plate; 16 OF THE PLATES ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM BLAKE and three by Francesco Bartolozzi. Abbey, Travel 719; Cox II, 285; Nat. Maritime Mus. Cat. 329; Sabin 91075; Lowndes VI, 1737. Dots of foxing here and there (including in the margins of a number of plates), but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH, BRIGHT, AND CLEAN COPY INTERNALLY, with vast margins, in a new sympathetic binding. With memorable plates that include some of Blake's best work as an engraver, this is the second--and authentic--edition of the revealing personal and political account of life in 18th-century South America, written by a Scottish soldier who joined a Dutch expedition to put down a slave revolt in the Netherlands' colony of Surinam. The author, J. G. Stedman (1744-97), found himself in sympathy with those rebelling against appalling forced servitude, and he published his work originally in 1796 to express that view. Unfortunately, the first edition was heavily edited to soften his anti-slavery views; our "corrected" edition restores Stedman's original text. Stedman's personal story involves a heartbreaking account of love and marriage with a mixed-race slave, Joanna, whom he could not take with him when he returned to England. The political dimension of the work centers around Stedman's horror at the cruelty and inhumanity of the slaveholders, and he did not hesitate to profess his contempt for them and his admiration for the rebel slaves. According to Cox, "his descriptions of the cruelties practiced upon the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have been penned," and his narrative was a source of inspiration to the abolitionist movement. Stedman was a talented draftsman as well as a raconteur, and his illustrations of the beautiful and fascinating flora and fauna, and his touching portrait of Joanna, contrast sharply with the brutally detailed depictions of the tortures inflicted on slaves. The engravings of Stedman's drawings are quite fine; Keynes tells us that the plates Blake did for this book "have long been recognized as among the best executed and most generally interesting of all his journeyman work." Among them are: three shocking scenes of torture that are praised by the DNB for their "extraordinary power and pathos"; a lighthearted illustration of "wonderfully humanoid" macaque monkeys; and a final allegorical engraving of "Europe Supported by Africa & America," notable for its demure but unmistakable sensuality. Other copies of this work are generally noted as being somewhat (or more severely) foxed and browned; the present copy could hardly be cleaner or more beautiful.

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         Description des travaux d'hydraulique.

      Paris, Collin, Renouard, 1806-1808 - 2 forts vol. in-4, cartonnage moderne muet d'amateur, dos lisse, pièce de titre d'origine conservée, xiv-315pp; XVI-358pp, illustré d'un frontispice gravé par Roger d'après Bouché et de 67 planches gravées dépliantes en belle condition (cerne de mouillure en marge des dernières pl. du T.1). Exemplaire à l'intérieur frais, qui mériterait une reliure de qualité, complet de toutes ses planches à pleines marges, non rogné. Première édition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Exercir-Reglement für die Kaiserlich-Königliche Cavallerie. Wien, k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1806. 4°. 4 Bll., 136 S., u. 2 separate Dplbl., mit 46 Kupfertafeln, Brosch. d. Zt. in mod. Hlwd.-Kassette.

      - Über KVK u. WorldCat kein Exemplar nachweisbar.- Sehr selten.- Zeitgleich erschien auch eine Oktavausgabe ohne Tafeln.- Zu Beginn der "Armee-Befehl" des Generalissimus Erzherzog Carl vom 15.August 1806.- "Gegenwärtige Exercier-Reglement ist die Schule der Ober- und Unterofficiers" und "enthält alles Kriegs-Uebungen der Kaiserl. Königl. Cavallerie" (aus Armee-Befehl u. Vorerinnerung).- Die Tafeln zeigen Stellungen u. Formationen.- Titel mit kl. Monogrammstempel, Rücken etw. brüchig u. mit Bezugsfehlstellen, sonst breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar.- Aus der Bibliothek des Graf Friedrich Waldbott von Bassenheim (Innendeckel mit gedr. Bibliotheksaufkleber).- Innendeckel u. Kassette weiters mit Exlibris von Henry Sarasin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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         DYER'S COMPANION; IN TWO PARTS.|THE

      Cady & Eells, New-London, CT 1806 - 12mo. contemporary tree sheep, leather spine label, gilt on spine. viii, 9-118, (2), 75, (7) pages. Shaw-Shoemaker 9955; Rink 1841. Preface, index, errata. First edition of the second original American dyeing book, preceded only by Ellis's Country Dyer's Assistant (1798). First partfocus on the dyeing of cloth, the second on leather, wood, and other materials. The second edition published in 1815 turns up in the trade, but the first is uncommon, especially in nice condition. Tip of spine worn, front outside joint cracked, rubbed and scuffed at edges. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, previous owners' names on front free endpaper. Endpapers tanned. Scattered foxing. contemporary tree sheep, leather spine label, gilt on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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         Memorie dell'Instituto Ligure [Segue:] Memorie dell'Accademia imperiale delle scienze e belle arti di Genova [Segue:] Memorie dell'Accademia delle scienze e belle arti di Genova

      - 1806-1809-1814. Genova, Stamperia dell'Instituto, Piana Nuova, n. 43. [poi, Stamperia dell'Accademia Imperiale; poi stamperia dell'Acc. e della Gazzetta di Genova]. 3 volumi in-4, pp.242; 148. Con 9 tavole fuori testo (Volume I); pp. LXI, 353, con 3 tavole fuori testo (Volume II); pp. XXII, 467, con 7 tavole fuori testo. (Volume III). Elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con fregi neoclassici e titoli in oro al dorso. Esemplare di riguardo, ben rilegato e superbamente impresso su carta azzurrina. Tutto il pubblicato, nell'arco di 9 anni, delle memorie dell'Istituto Ligure, istituito con legge organica del 5 ottobre 1797 che, dopo avere mutato ragione e indirizzo, cessò la propria attività nel 1814. Di tutte le stampe fatte a Genova, di ogni epoca, è senz'altro questa raccolta di saggi la più rara a trovarsi. A conferma di tale riguardo, si segnala che risulta mancare a tutte le biblioteche pubbliche italiane. (Manno, VI, 26907) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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         Gnomonique élémentaire

      First Edition. Rare. Absent the French catalogs and English (with the exception of one copy at Oxford), and that at Harvard Hollis catalog. Brochure mottled red origin. Blank copy, uncut. Pamphlet dealing with the mathematics of sundials 31 proposals. According to the author, no work has dealt with this matter in the form of a mathematical theory. The boards are boards geometry. The author is perhaps Courcier, printer. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Vanackere et chez Courcier à Lille & à Paris 1806 in-8 (22,5x14cm) 26pp. et 4 pl. broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Italian scenery representing the manners, customs and amusements of the different states of Italy. Containing thirty - two coloured engravings by James Godby, from original drawings by P. Van Lerberghi. The narrative by M. Buonaiuti

      Edward Orme, London 1806 - In, cm 35 x 26,5, pp. (4) + 76 con 33 tavole fuori testo incise all'acquaforte e acquerellate (compresa la tavola, spesso mancante, che riporta la partitura della tarantella). Macchia all'angolo superiore delle prime carte e gora. Mezza pelle coeva con angoli (dorso rifatto). Edizione originale particolarmente apprezzata per le belle tavole incise da Godby, finemente acquerellate, tratte da disegni di Van Lerberghi. Le tavole sono accompagnate da un tewsto esplicativo in inglese e francese e rappresentano le classiche scene di vita che verranno a definire il pittoresco italiano nell'immaginario anglosassone e non solo. Delle 33 tavole, 11 raffigurano scene napoletane e del circondario (Lazzaroni, mangiatori di maccheroni, pescatori, la tarantella, la fontana di Torre del Greco, ecc.), 1 la casa di campagna in Fondi (Lazio), 11 raffigurano scene romanesche ( gioco delle fossetta, cantanti, i cappuccin ecc.), 1 raffigura una danza piemontese, 1 la fontana a Mosso, (Biella),Â1Âi calderai di Andorno Micca, 1 i minatori di Grisante (?), 2 la valle di Chamouny. Colas, 2970. Brunet, II, 1639. ITA

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         SOUTH AFRICA – MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE BATTLE OF BLAAUWBERG (1806): [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE TABLE BAY AREA DEPICTING THE MILITARY ACTION SURROUNDING THE BATTLE OF BLAAUWBERG (1806)].

      Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on woven paper (Very Good, bright original colours, crisp contemporary vertical folds), 23.5 x 36.5 cm (9 x 14.5 inches). - [Cape Town area, South Africa, 10-13 January 1806]. Of profound historical importance - an original manuscript thought to be the earliest map of the Battle of Blaauwberg (1806), the most consequential single military event in the history of South Africa, whereby Britain conquered the Cape Colony from the Netherlands; the map commissioned by General David Baird, the supreme commander of the invasion, finely drafted by the military engineer Lieutenant Henry Smart, enclosed within Baird’s (now lost) despatch to London reporting on the battle. This finely drafted manuscript map is of profound historical importance, as it is thought to be the earliest map of the Battle of Blaauwberg (January 8, 1806), the most important single military event in the history of South Africa, and a watershed moment in the course of the British Empire. The battle resulted in Britain’s conquest of the Cape Colony from the Netherlands; such that the Cape would remain a British possession for the next century. The map is confidently attributed to the military engineer Lieutenant Henry Smart, and was drafted between January 10 and 13, 1806, on the orders of Brigadier General David Baird (the supreme commander of the invasion), who included the map within his important (but now lost) despatch to London reporting on the battle. In July 1805, Whitehall dispatched an army of 6,500 troops under General Baird, carried by a fleet of 60 ships, commanded by Commodore Home Popham, to capture the Cape Colony, which was then ruled by the Batavian Republic, the Dutch client state of Napoleon Bonaparte’s France (and Britain’s mortal nemesis). The British action was motivated by an imperative to stop Napoleon’s design to turn the Cape into an impregnable base form which he could sever Britain’s ties with India and the Far East. However, the British juggernaut would not arrive at the Cape until the beginning of the following year. The Henry Smart Blaauwberg Map in Focus - The present map is thought to be the earliest map of the Battle of Blaauwberg. In the immediate wake of the battle, General David Baird, the victor of the altercation, was preparing his initial account of the battle to be sent as a despatch to London. He initially ordered his chief engineer, Captain James Michael Smythe, to draft a map illustrating the battle, to be included with the despatch. However, Smythe soon became preoccupied with other duties, and so handed the task off to his deputy, Lieutenant Henry Smart. . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English; with a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern Nations

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer for W.J. and J. Richardson - 1806-1810. A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English; with a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern Nations by John Richardson revised and improved by Charles Wilkins. London, Printed by W. Bulmer for W.J. and J. Richardson, 1806-10. 2 volume set. xcvi, 1157 pages & xxiii, 853 pages. John Richardson (1740/41-1795) was an ambitious and talented Scottish orientalist. editor of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary. His seminal work on Persian grammar, written in collaboration with Sir William Jones, was noteworthy amongst the early works on this subject; and it remains significant in the context of that philological foundation from which all subsequent grammatical studies were to evolve. Richardson's reputation has been burnished by the work of subsequent lexicographers who have revised and extended his work. Bound in splendid contemporary full leather, spine with raised bends. Volume I: spine slightly weak to joints, a little worn to the to head of spine (2cm cracked with tiny loss) Paper edges marbled. Text very clean and bright. With previous owners boookplate Exceptional copy. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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