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        Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, et atres Edifices de la Toscane.

      de l'imprmerie de P. Geuffier, Paris 1806 - Elephant folio. Early half calf, paper covered boards. Four-page introduction and 73 plates illustrating various architectural structures and themes. One of the classic architectural books of the period. Spine chipped with pieces missing, text very good with little signs of wear. Printed on elegant handmade paper.

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        ARCHITECTURE TOSCANE, OU PALAIS, MAISONS, ET AUTRES EDIFICES DE LA TOSCANE

      Les Auteurs 1806 - B&W Illustrations; 12 x 17.5"; 4, 1909pl, 48, [2] pages; 109 plates. French language text. Contents Very good with a few foxed leaves but generally clean. So stated 1806 "Publie 1806 en l'an an e l'Empire Francais" . Rebound early 20th century. A major source for the study of Tuscan architecture. Large margins, ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Description of the City of Exeter, and its Environs, Ancient and Modern, Civil and Ecclesiastical

      P Hedgeland, Exeter 1806 - vi, 453pp. 12 b/w plates. Cover rubbed and soiled. Boards warped. Some foxing and marks within but in overall good condition. Split to fold-out map, no loss. Leather title panel worn. Aeg Tooled cream hardback vellum cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In His State of the Union Address, Thomas Jefferson Commends Lewis and Clark for Their Successful Explorations

      Hartford, CT 1806 - Newspaper. Connecticut Courant. Hartford, Conn., December 10, 1806. 4 pp, 12 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. After purchasing the Louisiana Territory in 1803, President Jefferson sent his former personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis and Army officer William Clark to explore the huge tract of land. In his December 2, 1806, State of the Union address, Jefferson praised the expedition's success. His address, in full on page 3, includes this important paragraph:Excerpt:"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could have been expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source, descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. . . . and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country."Meriwether Lewis (1774 - 1809) was best known for leading, along with William Clark, the expedition that explored the Louisiana Purchase from 1804-1806. He was a largely self-taught naturalist and outdoorsman, and soldier in the Army's First Infantry Regiment. In 1801, he joined Thomas Jefferson's staff as his personal secretary. In 1804, Jefferson picked his old friend and fellow Virginian to lead the transcontinental expedition. Jefferson named him Governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1807. Lingering effects of wounds suffered returning from the expedition dogged him until he died under mysterious circumstances, apparently by suicide, in 1809.William Clark (1770 - 1838) joined the Kentucky territory's volunteer militia and fought in the Northwest Indian War in 1789. He was promoted to captain in 1790, and played a decisive role in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, victory in which brought an end to the entire war in 1794. He is best known for his role leading, along with Meriwether Lewis, the expedition exploring the Louisiana Purchase in 1804. He was later governor of the Missouri territory in 1812, and Superintendant of Indian Affairs in 1822.ConditionVery good. Disbound. Subscriber's name inked on front page.

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        Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

      Printed and sold by S. and J. Ridge. First edition, first issue.. Some scattered foxing and browning to the paper; very good copy.. Tinker 507 (second issue); Randolph, pages 7-10; Hayward 218. 8vo, modern brown quarter calf period style, marbled paper sides, red morocco label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Half-title present. Byron's third book, a collection of his youthful poetry, consisting of the forty-one poems from Fugitive Pieces (1806), the twelve additional poems from Poems on Various Occasions (1807), and twelve poems that appear here for the first time. Brougham's scathingly critical review of Hours of Idleness in the Edinburgh Review prompted Byron to respond with English Bards and Scotch Reviewers a year later.

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        Principes De Physiologie Ou Introduction a La Science Experimentale, Philosophique et Médicale De l'Homme Vivant. Seconde Édition , Revue, Corrigée et Réduite á La Partie Élémentaire De La Science.

      Méquignon Marvis, Paris 1806 - 3h. - CIIIpp. - 463 pp. y 3 h. = 2h. - 537 pp. y 3 h. = 2 h. - 551 pp. y 3 h. = y = 2 h. - 525 pp. - 3 h - LXII pp. y 2 Grandes Láminas Plegadas. Bella encuadernación de época en piel jaspeada, con las tapas decoradas con florón fileteado y escudo laureado , lomeras con hierros y tejuelos , guardas enmarcadas en piel , y cortes al oro fino. Muy buen ejemplar, encs algo mareada en los lomos y puntas abiertas. =Dumas, célebre médico de la escuela de Montpellier (1765 - 1813). Size: 4 Vols. En 8º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Sermon, Containing a General History of the Town of East-Hampton, (L.I.) from its first settlement to the present time. Delivered at East-Hampton, January 1, 1806

      Sag-Harbor, N.Y.: Printed by Alden Spooner. 1806. First. First edition. Octavo. 40pp. Printed self-wrappers. Untrimmed. Upper corner of front wrap torn away, effecting no text, last leaf detached. a fair only copy. .

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        Views of Noblemen & Gentlemens Seats,,,

      Boydell & Wm Miller, London 1806 - Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic places in North & South Wales. Forty eight beautiful plates by Byrne. Oblong 27*21cm. In blue card covers with a flower motif, title in gilt with gilt tooled box to front, corners and edges worn and bumped very slightly. Spine cloth has been replaced with similar, no title. Internally, yellow endpapers, some pencil notes to ffep, 48 plates, dated 1792, 1795, 1806, some not dated, has title by hand in ink to base of text block, light sporadic foxing.This is the soft cover, plate only version, which is much harder to find than the hardbound one with text alongside. Rare! Hoare, second baronet, landowner and antiquary had a particular fondness for Wales, as did many of his fellow antiquaries, and he made a significant contribution to its travel literature with his translation of Gerald of Wales, published as Giraldus de Barri, Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales AD 1188 (1806). He provided the illustrations for William Coxe's Historical Tour of Monmouthshire (1801) and did the same for his friend Roger Fenton in his Historical Tour through Pembrokeshire (1811). He bought a fishing-lodge at Bala in 1796. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        German Autograph Album

      - Dated on case 1806 but entries include ones that are from a later date. With twelve color vignettes, all done by hand. Housed in elaborate red morocco box and casing. Depicted in the illustrations are two waterfront scenes, what looks like a monastery, a hunt trophy still life, two floral wreaths, a castle ruin, what looks like a bell-shaped mausoleum, an urn trophy, a pair of pleasure pavilions, a still life of a map and assorted papers. The text leaves are generally written in an antiquated cursive now difficult to decipher. The box and casing are worn, with rubbing and the bottom pushed in from the lid, but the set remains quite handsome nonetheless.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Synonymia insectorum, oder Versuch einer Synonymie aller bisher bekannten Insecten nach Fabricii Systema Eleutheratorum geordnet.

      - Stockholm, Lewerentziana and Nordström, 1806-1817. Four parts in four. 8vo. I(I) (1806) xxii, 293 pp; I(II) (1808), ix, 424 pp.; I(III) (1817) xi, 506 pp.; I(III Appendix) (1817) 226 pp. with six hand-coloured engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf with marbled boards.* Complete and very rare - we have never had it before. This is a compilation based on Fabricius (a pupil of Linnaeus) on the then-known insects. Schönherr added new, valid species. Later, between 1833 and 1844 in Paris, the author published another larger work on the genera curculionidum. Vague erased library stamps on first blanks, otherwise a very nice set. Hagen II, p. 136; Horn-Schenkling, 19671. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Métamorphoses

      Paris: F. Gay & Ch. Guestard,, 1806. Traduction nouvelle avec le texte latin, Suivie d'une analyse de l'explication des fables, de notes géographiques, historiques, mythologiques, et critiques, par M. G. T. Villenave; Ornée de gravures d'après les dessins de MM. Lebarbier, Monsiau, et Moreau. 4 volumes, quarto (305 x 220 cm). Contemporary or very slightly later red quarter calf, spines divided into compartments by low raised bands with gilt tools, lettered and numbered in gilt, purple marbled paper sides, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and 138 plates with loose tissue guards. Boards and spines rubbed and scuffed, 2 closed tears to head of spine of Vol. 4, corners of boards bumped, foxing throughout, plates affected mainly at the margins, 2 tissue guards lacking, tiny loss to bottom corner of one leaf in Vol. 4. An excellent set. First edition of Mathieu-Guillaume-Thérèse Villenave's beautifully illustrated translation. With bi-lingual text in French and Latin on facing pages and extensive notes.

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        Le grand Oiseau de paradis, émeraude, mâle [Greater Bird of Paradise, male (Paradisea apoda)]

      1806. Colour-printed engraving with hand-colouring. Imprint shaved. Barraband's image effortlessly captures the exotic beauty of one of the most spectacular of all Birds of Paradise. The technical brilliance of the colour-printing used in the production of this print ablely captures the precision and beauty of Barraband's watercolour and gouache originals. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant's three great ornithological monographs, the most spectacular of which was the Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers... (Paris, [1801]-06). Cf. Anker 304; cf. Brunet III.1033; cf.Fine Bird Books (1990), p.118; cf. Nissen IVB 559; cf. Ronsil, p. 298; cf. Wood, p. 434; cf. Zimmer, p. 393.

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        TOILETTE DES DAMES, OU ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA BEAUTE

      A. G. Debray, PARIS 1806 - Auguste CARON TOILETTE DES DAMES, OU ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA BEAUTE; contenant des réflexions sur la nature de la beauté; sur les causes physiques et morales qui l'altèrent; sur les moyens de la conserver jusqu'à un âge avancé; sur ce qui la constitue chez nous, et sur les soins à donner à chaque partie du corps; un aperçu historique des modes françaises et des conseils sur la toilette, d'après les principes des beaux arts Ouvrage dédié aux femmes aimables 2 TOMES COMPLETS 1806, Paris, Editions Librairie A. G. Debray Au grand buffon-imprimerie de Fain et Cie In-16 (8,5 x 13,5 cm), relié, 360 et 378 pages Reliure cartonnage rose, dos lisse titré or sur pièces contenu des livres : De la beauté-sentiment des Grecs-avantages de la beauté-erreur de l'auteur d'Abdeker-du goût des femmes pour la parure, de la propreté, de l'usage du tabac, du luxe des femmes, de la mode-de la nudité des femmes-du costume d'homme adopté par les femmes-histoire abrégée des modes françaises jusqu'à Henri IV et jusqu'à nos jours-de la peau et des causes qui en détruisent la beauté-des cosmétiques-des bains, quelques réflexions sur l'Ami des Femmes de Marie Saint Ursin, vices, taches de la peau, des rides, de la petite vérole-des fards-des cheveux et de la teinture, de l'épilation-de la coiffure, de la bouche, des dents, yeux et nez-des oreilles, du sein, des mains, des ongles, des pieds et de la chaussure-de l'embonpoint, de la maigreur et d el'obésité-possibilité du rajeunissement-conclusion Etat : quelques frottements à la reliure, dos passé, papier propre, ouvrage solide, rare exemplaire Poids : 450g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPTION DE PARIS ET DE SES EDIFICES

      1806 - LEGRAND, J. G., and C. P. Landon. DESCRIPTION DE PARIS ET DE SES EDIFICES.

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        REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE OF SECRECY APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE CAUSES OF THE WAR IN THE CARNATIC, AND OF THE CONDITION OF THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS IN THOSE PARTS 1781-2. Reprinted By Order of the House 1806.

      House of Commons, London 1806 - 2 large (27mm x 42mm, 11ins x 16ins) folio volumes contaiing the full Six Reports and an additional Narrative. Each volume has its own title page (as Vol VII and Vol VIII of the series -see note below) the pagination is continuous throughout the reports vol VII and again in Vol VIII. Both volumes are in are in generally excellent condition, bound in later but old heavy buff coloured buckram cloth with red and green leather gilt title labels, the boards are rather soiled with wear at the corners and some rubbing to the spines but they are very sound copies, although having no library marks apart from two small paper numeral labels at the base of the spine these volumes were once in the British Home Office Library, there is a little occasional light foxing. The volumes comprise:"Vol VII EAST INDIES - CARNATIC WARS, &c 1781 & 1782" - Frist Report from the Committee of Secrecy 27th June - 9th July 1781 - 268pp. Second Report &c reported by the Lord Advocate of Scotland (Henry Dundas Esq) 27th June 1781 pp271-589. Third Report &c (being a Supplement to the First and Second Reports, 4th Feb 1782. pp593-697. Fourth Report &c, 6th Feb 1782 pp641-710. Fifth Report &c The First Mahratta War, 1st March 1782 pp 713-1066. "Vol VIII. EAST-INDIES - CARNATIC WAR &c 1781 & 1782." Fifth Report &c (continuation) xxiii.270pp. Sixth Report of the Committee of Secrecy appointed to enquire into the Causes of the War in the Carnatic, and of the Condition of the British Possessions in those Parts. Reported by the Lord Advocate of Scotland, 8th March 1782 pp272-1008. Copies of Two Narratives from the Governor General to Edward Wheler, Esquire; relative to the Affair at Benares, and a Copy of a Letter in the Secret Department pp 1009-1105. Index 39pp. [The volumes are entirely complete, the missing numbers in the pagination being explained by blankls, unnumbered title pages, etc.] This massive work is undoubtedly the supreme authority on the Carnatic Wars. The narrative of events is reported day by day, sometimes hour by hour, and often with the unpolished immediacy of those who were writing under the strains of a brutal and harrowing war. Here are some of the great moments of the military history of India in the days of the Company, such as Col Baillie's defeat and the virtual annihilation of the British at the hands of Haidar Ali -"the severest military defeat that the English, or, indeed, any military power had suffered at the hands of a purely Indian army" (Sir Penderel Moon). The volumes are hugely comprehensive. As well as dealing with the Carnatic, the Mahratta Wars of 1774 and 1778, the Company's state of readiness, its military and civil contact with the Native States, trade, religion, customs, etc, the reports throw light on a vast range of other factors. There is, for example, the first account of George Bogle's arrival inTibet recorded in a letter from Warren Hastings to the Court of Directors of the HEICo. Sir Penederel Moon sums up the political significance of the Reports thus: "On news reaching London of the irruption of Haidar Ali into the Carnatic and of Baillie's defeat, a Secret Committee of the House of Commons was formed under the Chairmanship of Henry Dundas to inquire into the causes of the war: it was still sitting when Francis arrived home and this afforded him a grand opportunity of launching the campaign of revenge against Hastings. The Committee probed into the Mahratta War and other matters besides the war in the Carnatic, and fed by Francis with mailicious representations, it drew up reportsa which besides castigating Rumboldt cast severe reflections on Hastings and on Hornby, the President of Bombay Council." These Reports comprise volumes VII and VIII of a massive series of 15 volumes of Reports of the House of Commons Committees which were ordered by the House to be specially reprinted in 1803-6 in an attempt to order the publishing practice of Parliament. This ia the beginning of the system of reports or blue books whi [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS

      London: Printed for Thomas Wilson, 1806. n. Hardcover. With Glimmering Jewels, as well as Beams of Sunlight and Apollonian Inspiration. 235 x 168 mm (9 1/4 x 6 5/8"). 3 p.l. (without half title), 233 pp., [15] leaves (glossary). LUXURIANT BROWN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, INLAID, AND BEJEWELLED, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed with their entwined "S&S" on rear doublure; front doublure stamped "Bound for Chas. J. Sayer Ltd., London"), covers with a great variety of swirling gilt, strapwork, and jewels (24 on the front cover, 20 on the rear) as well as mother-of-pearl and brushed and stippled gold, both boards with central pictorial panel featuring a rising sun and bird in flight (on the front) and a lyre (on the rear), spine similarly beautiful with much gold in compartments between raised bands, DOUBLURES AND FREE ENDLEAVES OF SKY BLUE MOROCCO, THE FRONT DOUBLURE WITH A COSWAY-STYLE PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE ON IVORY in a sunken panel containing another eight small jewels, the endleaves with long quotations in large gilt letters, gilt edges. In a (slightly worn) brown straight-grain morocco clamshell box (with its front joint neatly replaced). Ratcliffe "Jewelled Bindings" MWE 46. Brass flaking from portrait frame in a couple of spots, overall faint browning to leaves and isolated minor freckled foxing, but still AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, clean and fresh internally, and THE GLORIOUS BINDING WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR. This is an obscure edition of Shakespeare's famous poems in tall octavo format, offered here in a memorable binding of notable elegance, controlled exuberance, and outstanding condition. There is an especially pleasing harmony between the cover designs--that on the front with gilt beams radiating up from a rising sun, that on the rear with golden rays of inspiration showering down from Apollo's lyre. The moonstones and mother-of-pearl inlays lend a lovely iridescence that complements the shimmer of the lavish gilt tooling. This 1806 edition of Shakespeare's "Poetical Works" contains "Venus and Adonis," "The Rape of Lucrece," the complete "Sonnets," "The Passionate Pilgrim," "The Lover's Complaint," and a glossary of the many neologisms coined by Shakespeare. While no editor's name is given here, and the book was issued by someone not well known, this printing nevertheless has an important literary association: John Keats penned his last sonnet, "Bright Star," on the verso of the section title for "The Lover's Complaint" in a copy of this edition given to him by John Hamilton Reynolds.

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        Vida de J.J. Dessalines, gefe de los negros de Santo Domingo; con notas muy circunstanciadas sobre el origen, caracter y atrocidades de los principales gefes de aquellos rebeldes desde el principio de la insurreccion en 1791

      Mexico: en la oficina de Mariano de Zuniga y Ontiveros. 1806. First. First Mexican edition. Small quarto. Frontispiece and nine plates engraved by Jose Ambrosi Carraro, three of which have handsome contemporary hand coloring. Contemporary marbled calf with spine gilt. The most important edition of this Afro-Mexicanum illustrated book. Published originally in France in 1804, then translated into Spanish and published in Spain in 1805, this title tells of the revolution in Haiti, the personalities of the leaders of the revolution, and stresses the mob violence, excesses, and atrocities. The portraits of the leaders include Dessalines, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Christobal, and Biasou, as well as depicting graphic scenes of decapitation, dismembered bodies, dead babies, and executions. Dubroca was hired by the Bonaparte regime to conduct a propaganda war against Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of the slave revolt at Santa Domingue, and this work is a similar vilification of his successor, Dessalines. Exhibition of Slavery and Justice, Selected Sources from the John Carter Brown Library, number 22 (describing this edition). A beautiful copy of an interesting book. .

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        Catalog of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland and Ireland

      London 1806 - Five volumes, quarto (11" x 9"). Full dark, rich brown morocco, spine sympathetically rebacked. Gilt borders on covers and spine compartments, marbled endpapers. Corners slightly bumped, scattered foxing. The first enlarged edition, edited by Thomas Park, with 150 fine engraved portraits. Very good to near fine. A beautiful set. (Extra shipping charges will apply.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson with Observations, Critical and Explanatory.

      H.D. Symonds, London, 1806, - (NELSON, Horatio). CHARNOCK, John. Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson with Observations, Critical and Explanatory, by John Charnock. London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, 1806. Pp [2], (i)-xviii, (1)-429, [1], (1)-79 of appendix, [1], (1)-32 of ads, [2], port. frontis. 8vo, full calf. Cf. Cowie 129. A revised edition of a work originally published in the wake of theBattle of Copenhagen, updated to include Nelson's apotheosis at Trafalgar.Charnock was a naval volunteer, and his work is based largely on letters he had collected for a general naval history, many of which were supplied byCaptain William Locker. Rebacked, new eps, worming to margins pp 153-179 with no loss, heavily rubbed with considerable wear to front corners and spine ends, occasional light foxing, thumbing to a few pages, else very good.900.00

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on his Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy. IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PERIOD BINDING

      Printed by E. Blackader Took's Court Chancery Lane for J. Johnson and many others 1806 - 12 vols., 12mo., with an engraved portrait frontispiece, some light age-staining; attractively bound in contempory full tree calf, backs tooled lettered and numbered in gilt, sprinkled edges, gilt doublures, all extremities mildly rubbed, most joints tender (some virtually detached) else a crisp, clean set in wholly unrestored period binding. 'The advertisement (Vol. I, pp.iii-v) is signed Alex Chalmers and dated London, January 1806. 'The Picture of Human Life' is omitted from Vol. II, being the translation of Joseph Spence. Five papers in 'The Adventurer' have been added, and the dedication to 'The Evangelical History of Jesus Christ'. A few notes have been added, but the errors in 'Journey to the Western Islands' stand as in the edition of 1792.' (Courtney). Albeit fragile, a very crisp set. Courtney, 164; NCBEL II, 1126. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Théorie de la surface actuelle de la Terre, Ou plutót Recherches impartiales sur le temps et l'agent de l'arrangement actuel de la suface de la terre, fondées, uniquement, sur les faits, sans systême et sans hypothèse; par. / Connu, ci-devant, sous le nom de P. Chrysologue, de Gy, Capucin.

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Paris: A la Société Typographique, 1806.- IV,342 p.; 8º (19,5 cm.); Plena Piel moderna, lomo con dos tejuelos, filetes, florones y nervios dorados.- En general muy buen estado, solamente con pequeñas motitas de óxido en algunas hojas y algo corto de margen superior. IMPORTANTE TRATADO DE GEOLOGÍA, EN MAGNIFICO ESTADO. MUY RARO. Livre en français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Howard Pickney. A Novel. By the Author of "Clinton Bradshaw," "East and West," Etc., Etc

      Lea and Blanchard. First edition.. Small stain in the upper margin of volume 1; cloth and labels somewhat stained and a little worn; very good copy. . BAL 19942; Wright I, 2562. 2 vols, 12mo, original purple cloth and printed paper labels. A scarce novel by the nephew of Isaiah Thomas who was born in Providence, R.I., but was raised in Charleston, S.C. and spent much of his early career as a journalist, poet and novelist, in Cincinnati. Thomas (1806-1866) later moved to Richmond and Washington, where he befriended Edgar Allan Poe, who became a close friend.

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        Capitello che si vede nel palazzo Massimi

      Paris 1806 - This print was published between 1806-1833. Francesco Piranesi was born in 1759, he brought to a triumphal conclusion a number of his father?s incomplete or projected works, including the Paestum etchings, plans of Hadrian?s Villa, Tivoli, and of Pompeii, as well as a survey of the Emissario del Fucino. He also added further plates to various works including the Vedute di Roma and the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, and brought out an expanded edition of the Antichita Romane in 1784? Francesco also initiated a number of substantial works on art and archaeology, such as the Raccolta de?Tempi Antichi (1781/1790), Il Teatro di Ercolano (1783), Monumneti degli Scipioni (1785) and the Collection des plus belles statues (1786). He later carried out etchings after his father?s drawn views of Pompeii and included these etchings in the three-volumed publication Antiquites de la Grande Grece (1804-1807) (John Wilton-Ely), Image Size : 385x240 (mm), 15.125x9.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : 395x250 (mm), 15.5x9.875 (Inches), Paper Size : 605x445 (mm), 23.75x17.5 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        L'ARITHMÉTIQUE EN SA PERFECTION, mise en pratique selon l'usage des Financiers, Gens de pratique, Banquiers et Marchands.

      - Paris, Libraires associés, 1806, 10x17. Reliure en plein veau tacheté. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièce de titre verte. Tranches rouges. Contient une ample et familière explication de ses Principes, tant en nombres entiers qu'en fractions, Un traité de Géométrie-Pratique appliquée à l'Arpentage et au Toisé, tant des Superficies que des Corps solides, Un Abrégé d'Algèbre, suivi de Quantité de Questions curieuses, Et un Traité d'Arithmétique aux Jetons. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Enquiry Into The Changes Of Taste In Landscape Gardening. To Which Are Added, Some Observations On Its Theory And Practice, Including A Defence Of The Art.

      London: Printed for J.Taylor, 1806. - 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., v, [1 leaf], 174. Uncut in original bds.(occasional faint foxing, joints partly split, printed spine label worn, but on the whole a very nice copy). First Edition. Repton, hoped in this unillustrated guide to landscape gardening to reach a larger audience of interested parties of more modest means; his earlier lavishly produced publications catered to an affluent clientele that could afford his professional services. Bound in is a twenty-page 'Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture.on Sale at J.Taylor's Architectural Library, No. 59, High Holborn, London, issued circa 1818-20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'influence de la nuit sur les maladies, ou traité des maladies nocturnes: ouvrage couronné par la Société de Médecine de Bruxelles, dans la séance du 2 Vendémiaire an 14.

      de l'imprimerie de Weissenbruch [et al.], Bruxelles 1806 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 176; orig. pink pastepaper wrappers; very good. An attempt to show the psychological influences of darkness on various maladies.The work is dedicated to M. le comte de Lacépède. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plate 91, Bassorilievo antico che si vede nella Villa Lanti sul Monte Gianicolo

      Paris - Piranesi's magnificent rendering of ancient Roman vases. This print was published between 1806-1833. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: Ficacci plate 831, Image Size : , Platemark Size : 525x380 (mm), 20.625x15 (Inches), Paper Size : 600x440 (mm), 23.625x17.25 (Inches), Black & White, C

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        Elevazione ortografica del Tempio d'Ercole nella citta di Cora

      Paris - John Wilton-Ely 680This print was published between 1806-1833. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes. Chapter F.II. Volume II. pp. 961-62. "The Bulfinch Guide to Art His

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        Autograph letter signed to unidentified author [Sir Astley Cooper] . Excellent content 2pp., 4to. 8-22-1806

      Kilbryde Castle, 1806. <p>Barclay, John (1758-1826). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, almost certainly Astley Cooper (1768-1841). Kilbryde Castle [Scotland], August 22, 1806. 2pp. 227 x 187 mm. Minor dust-soiling, 2 or 3 small marginal tears, tiny paper flaw slightly affecting 1 word. Very good.</p><p>From John Barclay, one of the most distinguished teachers of anatomy in Edinburgh during the first decades of the 19th century, discussing different types of hernia. The recipient was almost certainly British surgeon Astley Cooper, who at the time this letter was written was in the midst of preparing the second volume of his classic work on the surgical treatment of hernia, published in 1807 (see Garrison-Morton 3581). William Fergusson, in his "Lectures on the progress of surgery during the present century" (Medical Times and Gazette 1 [June 11, 1864]: 635-38), noted that "when Astley Cooper was engaged in his great and interesting labours on hernia nothing would satisfy him but a sight of the fact that the obdurator artery might encircle the inner side of the neck of a crural hernia. The first preparation that gave this proof was in the museum of the famous professor of anatomy in Edinburgh, John Barclay (now incorporated in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons in that city), who actually forwarded it to London to satisfy the hesitation of the great surgeon. It was returned with complimentary thanks, and this anatomical fact, now familiar to the simplest novice, was soon after made extensively known to the professional world" (p. 636).</p><p>Barclay&#39;s letter reads in part as follows:</p><p>"I shall this evening write to my friend Dr. Hamilton Professor of midwifery who I am persuaded will not refuse to communicate any information that he has on the species of hernia to which you allude. As for the hernia which I met with and of which you have a drawing I am sorry to say that I met with it for the first time in the class and know nothing whatever of its previous history. The subject in which I found it was a female and apparently above 40 years of age. I am glad to learn that your drawing is by Mr. Stewart and that your engraving is to be executed by Mr. Heath for believe me I am much interested in any thing that either adds to the value or ornament of your work and I hope that both your profession and your country will be grateful for it . . ."</p><p>"Dr. Hamilton" refers to Alexander Hamilton (1739-1802), professor of midwifery at Edinburgh University and author of several works on obstetrics and gynecology. The engraver Barclay mentioned was James Heath (1757-1834); the artist is less easy to identify, but could have been Anthony Stewart (1773-1846).</p>

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        1806 Land Grant DS - Document Signed - for land in Steubenville, OH signed by Thomas Jefferson as President and James Madison as Secretary of State

      `. 1806. Paperback. Good. Vellum land grant DS to Cadwalader Evans, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1806, for land in Steubenville. Signed by Jefferson as President and counter signed by James Madison as Secretary of State. Measures 15.5 x 9 inches, condition good, some creases and folds, soil, signature of Jefferson clear but starting to fade, signature of Madison has "James" but much of &#39;Madison&#39; effaced. Embossed seal good but parts missing. Some curling to edges. Cadwalader Evans (1762-1841) was a member of the PA House of Representatives and was at one point Speaker of the House.

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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty : commencing with the judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michaelmas term 1798 / By Chr. Robinson, LL.D. Advocate - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : printed by R. Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, for J. Butterworth, and for J. White, Fleet-Street 1806 - Subjects; Scott, William, Baron Stowell, 1745-1836. Admiralty - Great Britain - Cases. Law reports, digests, etc. - Great Britain. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT83700. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Generalized wear to some of the boards. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 8 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE ROYAL AND NOBLE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.

      John Scott, London 1806 - Five volumes. Illustrated with engravings. Bound in full dark blue period straight grain morocco, a.e.g., the spine panels elaborately gilt, the covers with fancy borders of repeating patterns in gilt and blind. Occasional minor foxing, edge wear, a sound and very handsome set. Enlarged and continued to the present time by Thomas Park. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (Complete four volume set)

      Philadelphia: Whitehall: Printed for William W. Woodward. 1806-1807. First. First American edition, second state. Four volume set. Octavos. Edited by William Jones, revised and corrected by Robert Patterson. Complete with 43 folded engraved plates bound at the rear of each volume. Contemporary full mottled calf, dark red and black morocco spine labels. Volume 4 Signed and dated by James Maginness (May 31, 1808), an eminent Philadelphia mathematician. Small ownership signatures in light ink and pencil, a handsome set, very good or better with scattered foxing and a professional repair to the rear hinge of Volume 1. George Adams was the mathematical and scientific instrument maker to George III. The beautifully engraved plates depict his many instruments, including telescopes, globes, and related devices. Shaw & Shoemaker 9799. .

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        Histoire générale des finances de la France, depuis le commencement de la monarchie, pour servir d'introduction à la loi annuelle ou budjet (budget) de l'Empire français.

      - Paris, Imprimerie ordinaire du corps législatif, Chez Rondonneau, mars 1806. In-4, X-(2)-224-IV-164-(2) pp., demi veau glacé d'époque, titre doré, dos orné, tranches mouchetées (dos abîmé : frotté, manque de cuir, mors fendus, mais exemplaire solide). Exemplaire à grandes marges, et de toute fraîcheur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Rare full-figure black ink silhouette of President Lincoln, probably executed from life, on verso of an early Hardin County, Kentucky, document with association to one of Lincoln?s boyhood friends

      Full-figure silhouette of a bearded President Abraham Lincoln, left hand appearing to be in his jacket pocket, facing left. Drawn on the verso of an 8? x 13? sheet of laid watermarked paper bearing an 1806 Elizabeth Town, Hardin County, Kentucky legal document signed by Abisha Ashcraft. Folds. Tear in upper left blank edge. Edges slightly frayed. Light soiling, mostly on document side with light show-through at Lincoln?s left foot. Overall, in fine condition. Abisha Ashcraft (1780-1839) later served as a private on the roll of Capt. Edward Rawlings?s Company of Infantry, Col. Nicoholas Miller?s & Col. Benjamin Wright?s Regiment, Kentucky Militia, in the War of 1812. Benjamin Shacklet, one of the names in this document, was married to Abisha?s sister, Elizabeth. Abner Ashcraft, also mentioned, was Abisha?s brother. While the silhouette is not dated, it is possible that it was drawn from life since it is recorded that a number of Kentuckians visited Lincoln in the White House and it is possible tha

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        Altra Veduta di fianco del Trofeo.

      Paris 1806 - This print was published between 1806-1833. John Wilton-Ely 950No watermark is presentFrom the series "Vasi, candelbri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne" "Marble trophy with figure of Victory from the Vatican, found near Cornazzano by Gavin Hamilton in 1772" (John Wilton-Ely)Francesco Piranesi was born in 1759, he brought to a triumphal conclusion a number of his father?s incomplete or projected works, including the Paestum etchings, plans of Hadrian?s Villa, Tivoli, and of Pompeii, as well as a survey of the Emissario del Fucino. He also added further plates to various works including the Vedute di Roma and the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, and brought out an expanded edition of the Antichita Romane in 1784? Francesco also initiated a number of substantial works on art and archaeology, such as the Raccolta de?Tempi Antichi (1781/1790), Il Teatro di Ercolano (1783), Monumneti degli Scipioni (1785) and the Collection des plus belles statues (1786). He later carried out etchings after his father?s drawn views of Pompeii and included these etchings in the three-volumed publication Antiquites de la Grande Grece (1804-1807) (John Wilton-Ely), Image Size : , Platemark Size : 530x386 (mm), 20.875x15.125 (Inches), Paper Size : 600x450 (mm), 23.625x17.75 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        Collections for the History of the Town and Soke of Grantham

      London: for William Miller, by W. Bulmer and Co.,, 1806. Containing authentic memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton, now first published from the original MSS. in the possession of the Earl of Portsmouth. Large quarto (approx. 360 × 290 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine lettered gilt, gilt bands, drab paper boards, edges uncut, some later gatherings unopened. Hand-coloured frontispiece map, 2 full-page engraved plates, 2 engraved vignettes in text; as usual without the extra views found added to some copies. Lightly rubbed, a few trivial blemishes, an excellent copy with uncut edges. First edition.

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        A CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CHEROKEE NATION OF INDIANS, CONCLUDED AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF JANUARY, 1806

      Washington: Duane & Son, Printers, 1806.. 7pp. Printed self-wrappers. Dampstain in upper margin near fold, affecting all leaves but no text; small closed tear in lower margin of first leaf. Else near fine, unopened and untrimmed. In a half morocco box. The very rare first printing of a critical treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokees, made at Washington by a delegation of Cherokee chiefs from the Cherokee Lower Towns and the government, signed in print by Secretary of War Henry Dearborn and Chief Doublehead. The treaty is an important step in stripping the Cherokees of most of the lands which had been guaranteed to them by the United States in earlier treaties, handing over to the government all of the Cherokee hunting grounds in the state of Tennessee and Alabama (the latter area including some land disputed with the Chickasaws. Because of this the treaty also promises that the U.S. will prevent conflicts regarding the new boundaries with the neighboring Chickasaws). The treaty was arrived at by duplicitous means on the part of the U.S. agent, Return J. Meigs, and the government. The principal chiefs of the Cherokee Lower Towns, led by Doublehead, were bribed with money, grants of property which they could take over, and grants of land made personally to the chiefs who arranged the treaty. The treaty was so unpopular with the Cherokees that it led to a revolution within the tribe, and Doublehead was assassinated the following year as a direct result. However, it was too late and the Cherokees had lost their hunting grounds. The true first printings of virtually all of the Indian treaties prior to 1820 (as opposed to later appearances in the U.S. law volumes), are notoriously scarce. SABIN 96628. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11549. DAB II, pp.575- 76. DAH II, pp.85-86. William McLoughlin, CHEROKEE RENASCENCE IN THE NEW REPUBLIC (Princeton, 1986), pp.92-121.

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        Observations on the Present State of the Highlands of Scotland, With a View of the Causes and Probable Consequences of Emigration

      A. Constable And Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London, Edinburgh 1806 - Boards in full calf, top and bottom boards with decorative scroll borders and edges stamped in blind, six compartment spine - five with flower motif in blind and one with title tooled in gilt onto green printed label, 8vo (8-1/4 x 5-1/8 inches [20.9 cm x 13 cm]), pp. [i]-vii, [viii], [1]- 232, [i]-lxi, all edges trimmed, sewn headbands. "SECOND EDITION" stated on copyright page, still tightly bound and with text fine. With the armorial bookplate of Ingestre Hall to the front pastedown, being of "The Most Noble Order of the Garter" - founded in 1348 and the highest order of knighthood existing in England - showing their motto "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE". (Old French: "shame upon him who thinks evil upon it", or "evil to him who evil thinks it") in scroll. Light rubbing and wear to binding, top joint and hinge completely cracked, rear joint and hinge started, top corners with board tips exposed, uniform spotting and dusting to text edges, a few leaves and endpapers with light age tone. Published under the influential imprint of Archibald Constable at Edinburgh, this less common second and revised edition came out in the summer of 1806. Here Selkirk puts forth his reasons for the dispossessed people of the Highlands to emigrate from Scotland to Canada, as well as giving an account of the colony for Scottish emigrants he established at P.E.I. in 1803. He eventually received a land grant of 300,000 square kilometers, called Assiniboia, in June of 1811. The battles that followed were protracted and bloody and led to the end of the North West Company and ruined Lord Selkirk - with the Red River settlement barely surviving to become what is now Winnipeg. Penciled name to ffep, "Talbot family" of Ingestre Hall, a 17th century Jacobean mansion at Staffordshire, England, housing one of the ruling elite families of the time, who surely read this very book in making their decision on whether or not to support Selkirk's emigration plans. Ref. Gray pg. 42; Wikipedia: Selkirk, Most Noble Order of the Garter; Hayes, pg. 178; Streeter 3655. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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