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        Autograph manuscript, "Remarques, nottes [sic] instructions, réflexions et souvenirs rélatifs aux diverses parties de l'art nautique et militaire de la marine"

      N.p. [France?], 1806. [231 pp]. 4to. Two loosely inserted leaves, engraved Neptune vignette laid down on front pastedown, engraved chart on rear pastedown, original roan backed boards. A French Naval Officer in the Age of Nelson A detailed and comprehensive naval journal by a French naval officer during the Napoleonic era. The author (Philibert, according to a note on the pastedown), a highly literate and seasoned naval officer who saw action in the waters of Europe, the Americas and Africa, records in this notebook some of the major engagements, including battles with Nelson, in which he participated. On pages 161-182 he lists the "Marine Anglais En 1800," alphabetically by ship (showing Capt. Bligh as captain of the 64-gun Agincourt), and follows with a vivid, English-language description of the Battle of Aboukir Bay (the Battle of the Nile): "the British squadron under the command of Horatio Nelson approached...the French fleet in the morning of the 1st of August 1798, from the westward. The action commenced at sunset of the same day, in pursuance of the admiral's signal to engage from van to the centre...The action was continuous from about 6 o'clock in the evening of the first of august, till there in the morning of the 2d. It was then intermitted for about 2 hours and was afterwards continuous till about 2 in the afternoon of the 2d... Capn Westcott of the Majestic was killed early in the action, but her first lieutenant Cuthbert so ably conducted her afterwards, as to receive the honour of public mention in the Admiral's official communication. Indeed, to the judgement and valour of all the officers, and to the courage of the crews, does the British admiral ascribe the success of this important day..." He is an clearly admirer of the English navy and has a solid command of the English language. Another chapter, recording soundings taken in the English channel, is also written entirely in English, and among several other interesting features, pages 37-38 contain a bilingual dictionary of French-English naval vocabulary: "En haut tout le monde = All hands high!"... "Droit" = "Steady"..."Bon quart = All's Well..." Much of the journal, too, records extracts from the author's extensive reading of contemporary travel and maritime literature, from Lady Craven's account of her voyage to Constantinople, to Captain Bligh's account of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Scattered throughout, too, are fascinating discussions of recipes, uniforms ("en général nos matelots sont encore mal servis (?); leurs habillements sont mal faits, les manches sont trop courtes, il y a trop de disparité dans les couleurs ... la plupart [des matelots] ont l'apparence de misérables pècheurs et de mendiants"), storage of biscuits, the cleaning of ships, the use of parrots, etc., etc., offering, in all, a fascinating and instructive view of life at sea in the late 18th century by a professional naval officer. The first half of the journal also covers his service in American waters, with commentary about the Virginia coast, the Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana and the West Indies. The latter half contains notes about engagements during the Napoleonic Wars. Philibert catalogued the French and English losses after 1794, and includes ships lost in American waters. The journal also has accounts of the Franco-American naval war of 1798-1800. The attribution to Philibert (from a pencilled note on front pastedown) is of great historical interest, "Philibert (Pierre-Henry), born January 26, 1774 in Bourbon [i.e., present day La Réuinion, in the Mauritius Islands] was the son of a former controller and officer of the Navy. In 1786 he entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer. Revolution made him sign onto a vessel November 16, 1793. He successively became lieutenant in 1803, commander in 1811 and finally captain of second class in 1814. Captain Philibert had the finest record of service, was one of top officers of the Imperial Navy and deserves to be defended against unjust attacks. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Trafalgar and was, after the fight, as the ship returned to Algeciras captured by the English. He had already held several important commands and finally, that of a division composed of the frigates l'Étoile and la Sultane which distinguished itself during an ocean crossing in two battles against the English. Wounded several times, the commander Philibert was in 1815 made Knight of the Legion of Honour and Knight of St. Louis. Named Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1821, captain of the first class in 1822, he died in 1824." (Memoirs of Baron Bonnefoux, Ship Captain from 1782 to 1855). It is also noteworthy that Philibert was commander of the frigate la Saale on July 8, 1815, where Napoleon took refuge for four days awaiting his exile to St. Helena. While on board, Plans were made to prevent his exile and secure his escape; a request was made of Philibert to weigh anchor and set sail. Philibert refused to do so, and so changed the course of history.

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         Le Brigand de Venise

      Paris, Dentu, 1806, in 12, de 2ff. 271pp., demi-veau brun moderne genre ancien, dos lisse à filets dorés, p. de titre rouge, très nombreuses rousseurs et tâches en marge. Rarissime édition originale de la traduction française de "The Bravo of Venice" (1804). C'est une adaptation faite par M. G. Lewis du très célèbre Abaellino, der grosse Bandit de Johann H. Daniel Zschokke. C'est l'ouvrage le plus connu de Lewis après Le Moine, un classique parmi les les romans d'aventure et d'amour: un jeune noble est spolié de ses biens par un infâme personnage et se retrouve à Venise, afin de se venger. Il en profite pour déjouer un complot contre le Doge, et écumer la ville de ses brigands. Il finit par trouver l'amour en la personne de la propre nièce du Doge. ¶ Loliée cat. romans noirs n°324 "Edit. originale française d'un roman de toute rareté. L'action se passe à Venise et les crimes et conspirations y abondent." - Oberlé cat. Romans noirs n° 25: "D'une grande rareté." - Killen pp. 39-61.

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        Sacred Dramas, Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, Subjects Taken From the Bible ; to Which Are Added, Reflections of King Hezekiah ; Sensibility, a Poem ; And, Search After Happiness

      Newark [N.J.] : Printed by W. Tuttle & Co, 1806-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf. Gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Rubbing to extremities with corners bumped. FFEP excised, most likely to removed gift inscription. Pencil notation of numerical calculations on paste downs. Minor tanning, faint damp stain. Tear with loss to p. 53-54. Martha Randolph’s signature on rear end page. Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772 â€?"1836) was the daughter of President Thomas Jefferson. Martha lived for much of her life at Monticello. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., a Virginia Congressman and Governor. Also present, are signatures from Mary Randolph (1803â€?"1876) and a later signature from Elizabeth Randolph. The Randolph family was an important early dynasty in early American politics.

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        Autograph manuscript, "Remarques, nottes [sic] instructions, r?flexions et souvenirs r?latifs aux diverses parties de l'art nautique et militaire de la marine"

      N.p. [France?], 1806. [231 pp]. 4to. Two loosely inserted leaves, engraved Neptune vignette laid down on front pastedown, engraved chart on rear pastedown, original roan backed boards. A French Naval Officer in the Age of Nelson A detailed and comprehensive naval journal by a French naval officer during the Napoleonic era. The author (Philibert, according to a note on the pastedown), a highly literate and seasoned naval officer who saw action in the waters of Europe, the Americas and Africa, records in this notebook some of the major engagements, including battles with Nelson, in which he participated. On pages 161-182 he lists the "Marine Anglais En 1800," alphabetically by ship (showing Capt. Bligh as captain of the 64-gun Agincourt), and follows with a vivid, English-language description of the Battle of Aboukir Bay (the Battle of the Nile): "the British squadron under the command of Horatio Nelson approached...the French fleet in the morning of the 1st of August 1798, from the westward. The action commenced at sunset of the same day, in pursuance of the admiral's signal to engage from van to the centre...The action was continuous from about 6 o'clock in the evening of the first of august, till there in the morning of the 2d. It was then intermitted for about 2 hours and was afterwards continuous till about 2 in the afternoon of the 2d... Capn Westcott of the Majestic was killed early in the action, but her first lieutenant Cuthbert so ably conducted her afterwards, as to receive the honour of public mention in the Admiral's official communication. Indeed, to the judgement and valour of all the officers, and to the courage of the crews, does the British admiral ascribe the success of this important day?"He is an clearly admirer of the English navy and has a solid command of the English language. Another chapter, recording soundings taken in the English channel, is also written entirely in English, and among several other interesting features, pages 37-38 contain a bilingual dictionary of French-English naval vocabulary: "En haut tout le monde = All hands high!"... "Droit" = "Steady"..."Bon quart = All's Well..." Much of the journal, too, records extracts from the author's extensive reading of contemporary travel and maritime literature, from Lady Craven's account of her voyage to Constantinople, to Captain Bligh's account of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Scattered throughout, too, are fascinating discussions of recipes, uniforms ("en g?n?ral nos matelots sont encore mal servis (?); leurs habillements sont mal faits, les manches sont trop courtes, il y a trop de disparit? dans les couleurs ? la plupart [des matelots] ont l'apparence de mis?rables p?cheurs et de mendiants"), storage of biscuits, the cleaning of ships, the use of parrots, etc., etc., offering, in all, a fascinating and instructive view of life at sea in the late 18th century by a professional naval officer.The first half of the journal also covers his service in American waters, with commentary about the Virginia coast, the Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana and the West Indies. The latter half contains notes about engagements during the Napoleonic Wars. Philibert catalogued the French and English losses after 1794, and includes ships lost in American waters. The journal also has accounts of the Franco-American naval war of 1798-1800. The attribution to Philibert (from a pencilled note on front pastedown) is of great historical interest,"Philibert (Pierre-Henry), born January 26, 1774 in Bourbon [i.e., present day La R?uinion, in the Mauritius Islands] was the son of a former controller and officer of the Navy. In 1786 he entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer. Revolution made him sign onto a vessel November 16, 1793. He successively became lieutenant in 1803, commander in 1811 and finally captain of second class in 1814. Captain Philibert had the finest record of service, was one of top officers of the Imperial Navy and deserves to be defended against unjust attacks. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Trafalgar and was, after the fight, as the ship returned to Algeciras captured by the English. He had already held several important commands and finally, that of a division composed of the frigates l'?toile and la Sultane which distinguished itself during an ocean crossing in two battles against the English. Wounded several times, the commander Philibert was in 1815 made Knight of the Legion of Honour and Knight of St. Louis. Named Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1821, captain of the first class in 1822, he died in 1824." (Memoirs of Baron Bonnefoux, Ship Captain from 1782 to 1855).It is also noteworthy that Philibert was commander of the frigate la Saale on July 8, 1815, where Napoleon took refuge for four days awaiting his exile to St. Helena. While on board, Plans were made to prevent his exile and secure his escape; a request was made of Philibert to weigh anchor and set sail. Philibert refused to do so, and so changed the course of history.

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        Niwt' bskakan ays e Karcarot storagrut'iwn amenayn goyic', ork' pargeweal en mez yamenakarolen ar I gorcacelu hanapaz t'e ibrew kerakur, t'e ibrew del, ew noc'a gorcacelun kerpe, ksark'e ew amanake.

      Venice: S. Lazar, 1806. - Octavo. 275pp. Contemporary sheep. Illustrated. Nersessian, Vrej, Catalogue of Early Armenian Books 1512 - 1850, p. 91, # 275 [The British Library, 1980].

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        A Father's Memoirs of His Child

      London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece by Robert Cromek after the design by William Blake and Haye. 1 vols. 8vo (25 x 15.5 cm). Uncut in the original boards; rebacked, endpapers renewed. Fine, tall copy. A William Blake Milestone: the First Account of His Life A book of paramount importance to Blake studies. Malkin was a personal friend of William Blake, with whom he shared an interest in radical politics, and on the death of his gifted six-year-old son Thomas in 1802, Malkin commissioned Blake to design the frontispiece for Malkin's FATHER'S MEMOIR. In his Preface to this work, Malkin gives what the DNB calls the "first and fullest" account of Blake's early life and career, and it was with this very tribute to his friend's idiosyncratic genius that Malkin first gave impetus to a more general appreciation of William Blake's art.

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        The Seasons, or Flower-Garden : Being a Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers that Blossom at the Four Seasons of the Year, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The Whole Carefully Drawn from Nature : with a Description of Each Flower. [Together with] A Treatise: or, Instructions for Drawing and Painting Flowers, With General Observations on the Art.

      R. Ackermann, London 1806 - Folio. 35.5 by 29 cm. Hand-colored engraved frontis plus 24 hand-colored plates of flowers. Each of the plates is described on separate text pages, which are not paginated. The accompanying Treatise is paginated, with 28 pp. Handsome modern half morocco binding, sympathetic to period style. Very occasional and light soil within -- mostly clean. Plates are bright and lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NAVIGATOR: OR THE TRADERS' USEFUL GUIDE IN NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHENY, OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS.ILLUSTRATED WITH THIRTEEN ACCURATE MAPS OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND ONE OF PITTSBURGH.

      Pittsburgh: From the Press of Zadok Cramer, 1806. - [2],94pp. Original limp paper-covered boards. Noticeably worn, spine perished and reinforced with later sewn thread, corners worn. Dampstain to first few leaves, contemporary notations and marginalia, minor foxing. Good. The rare and important fifth edition, the first to contain navigation charts, covering the Mississippi River from the junction of the Ohio to New Orleans. This is an especially interesting copy for the ownership inscription and notations found on the front endpapers and flyleaves, and in the marginalia on four pages of the text. The book is signed "John Seelye Book Cape Girardeau upper Louisiana now State of Masoura [sic] December 11th, 1807." Then, in a striking narrative that emcompasses five lines on the front free endpaper and the entirety of the next three flyleaves, the owner relates a perilous journey down the White River from Missouri to New Orleans (with "but this book.for my guide to N. Orleans"), during which he almost lost his life and his horse after mis- judging the depth of the river and falling into frigid whitewater. He made his way to a house after his "cloth[e]s were frozen as stiff as possibly could be." Here, the locals told Seelye that the waters of the river "are so transparent that you may see the smallest fish at its bottom when the waters are at the highest." Apparently, the house at which he stopped belonged to a family who owned dogs that Seelye had shot for "evil(?) conduct." He thanks his "creator" that they were not at home to exact revenge, and further gives praise for his "miraculous escape from the icey waters of White River" and then signs his name. On the next leaf is a note stating he bought the book for 75¢ in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1805. Considering this book was actually utilized for the purpose for which it was created, used by someone traveling downriver to New Orleans, some of the condition factors can be understood. In fact, the dampstains to the preliminary pages are likely from his accidental fall into the White River. Seelye was no armchair navigator. He journeyed down the White River to the Mississippi, making extensive notes in the margins of the section of the book on the Mississippi River, mainly about the trees and plants he found along the way, namely cedar, mulberry, tobacco, hemp, flax, sugar, and fruit trees. He also mentions Indians, and complains about the lack of prepared wine found in the region. A short note on p.14 reads, "The Cotton tree is of all kinds most useful and numerous." "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807" - Howes. A wonderful copy with contemporary provenance. STREETER 991. HOWES C855. BRADFORD 1112. SABIN 17384. JONES 713. MIDLAND 89:145. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 10225.

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        THE NAVIGATOR: OR THE TRADERS' USEFUL GUIDE IN NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHENY, OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS...ILLUSTRATED WITH THIRTEEN ACCURATE MAPS OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND ONE OF PITTSBURGH

      Pittsburgh: From the Press of Zadok Cramer, 1806.. [2],94pp. Original limp paper-covered boards. Noticeably worn, spine perished and reinforced with later sewn thread, corners worn. Dampstain to first few leaves, contemporary notations and marginalia, minor foxing. Good. The rare and important fifth edition, the first to contain navigation charts, covering the Mississippi River from the junction of the Ohio to New Orleans. This is an especially interesting copy for the ownership inscription and notations found on the front endpapers and flyleaves, and in the marginalia on four pages of the text. The book is signed "John Seelye Book Cape Girardeau upper Louisiana now State of Masoura [sic] December 11th, 1807." Then, in a striking narrative that emcompasses five lines on the front free endpaper and the entirety of the next three flyleaves, the owner relates a perilous journey down the White River from Missouri to New Orleans (with "but this book...for my guide to N. Orleans"), during which he almost lost his life and his horse after mis- judging the depth of the river and falling into frigid whitewater. He made his way to a house after his "cloth[e]s were frozen as stiff as possibly could be." Here, the locals told Seelye that the waters of the river "are so transparent that you may see the smallest fish at its bottom when the waters are at the highest." Apparently, the house at which he stopped belonged to a family who owned dogs that Seelye had shot for "evil(?) conduct." He thanks his "creator" that they were not at home to exact revenge, and further gives praise for his "miraculous escape from the icey waters of White River" and then signs his name. On the next leaf is a note stating he bought the book for 75¢ in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1805. Considering this book was actually utilized for the purpose for which it was created, used by someone traveling downriver to New Orleans, some of the condition factors can be understood. In fact, the dampstains to the preliminary pages are likely from his accidental fall into the White River. Seelye was no armchair navigator. He journeyed down the White River to the Mississippi, making extensive notes in the margins of the section of the book on the Mississippi River, mainly about the trees and plants he found along the way, namely cedar, mulberry, tobacco, hemp, flax, sugar, and fruit trees. He also mentions Indians, and complains about the lack of prepared wine found in the region. A short note on p.14 reads, "The Cotton tree is of all kinds most useful and numerous." "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807" - Howes. A wonderful copy with contemporary provenance. STREETER 991. HOWES C855. BRADFORD 1112. SABIN 17384. JONES 713. MIDLAND 89:145. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 10225.

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        A Father's Memoirs of His Child

      London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece by Robert Cromek after the design by William Blake and Haye. 1 vols. 8vo (25 x 15.5 cm). Uncut in the original boards; rebacked, endpapers renewed. Fine, tall copy. A William Blake Milestone: the First Account of His Life A book of paramount importance to Blake studies. Malkin was a personal friend of William Blake, with whom he shared an interest in radical politics, and on the death of his gifted six-year-old son Thomas in 1802, Malkin commissioned Blake to design the frontispiece for Malkin's FATHER'S MEMOIR. In his Preface to this work, Malkin gives what the DNB calls the "first and fullest" account of Blake's early life and career, and it was with this very tribute to his friend's idiosyncratic genius that Malkin first gave impetus to a more general appreciation of William Blake's art.

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        The Novice of Saint Dominick

      London: printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, by T. Gillet, Salisbury-square, 1806. First edition. 364; 379; 395; 393 pp. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Front cover off Volume One, spines worn, several small holes in text, some internal staining. Good. VERY RARE Owenson's second novel and fourth book"Owenson's second novel, set in sixteenth-century France, began with an idealized portrait of Thomas Moore (who had performed for the Featherstones and Sydney) and was originally called The Minstrel but emerged in published form, much abridged, as The Novice of St. Dominick (1805)[ actually 1806]. Filled with rhetoric, adventures, and footnotes, it anticipated the historical novels of Scott. The novel's heroine, Imogen, is again self-referential but more complex than the Olivia of St. Clair" (ODNB).

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson. 15 volume set

      Bell and Bradfute, James McCliesh and Wm.Blackwood, Edinburgh 1806 - With marking. Splits & nicks in some outer hinge ends (chip at vol.9 heel ) . Title labels missing. Inscribed. Slight age darkening. Lightly browned and foxed endpapers & prelims. Inscribed. Owner's name on label on front pastedown. Annotations on rear pastedown. Contents in VG condition Without dust jacket Language: eng Covers rubbed. Two sides untrimmed. Tightly bound set Leather cover with gilt decorated spines [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document Signed as a Judge

      Newmarket, NH 1806 - 1 page, 13 x 7.5 inches, Newmarket, New Hampshire, October 15, 1806. Signed in full by the African-American Revolutionary War patriot who, separate from Paul Revere, made an all-night ride from Boston to Newmarket, New Hampshire, to warn of the impending British invasion. This document orders Jeremiah Bryant to pay his debt of $12.35 to Stephan Bordman. Includes the original envelope. Heavily water-stained; frayed at the edges. Good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The works of Aristotle,: The famous philosopher. In four parts. Containing I. His complete master piece . II. His experienced midwife . III. His book of problems . IV. His last legacy

      Printed for the Booksellers 1806 - Full contemporary calf. Red spine label. Good binding and cover. 269, [1] p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Toning. Marginal discoloration to corner of first 3 end pages. Faint marginal dampstain to first few pages. An important English work on popular medicine with emphasis on obstetrics and reproduction, falsely attributed to Aristotle. See: Austin, R.B. Early American medical imprints, 75; Shaw & Shoemaker, 9860. An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform Volume 3, Supplement, p. 30. Contents the same as those in The works of Aristotle compleat, in four parts, London [1749]. Alternative titles: Aristotle's Masterpiece.Experienced midwife.Problemata Aristotelis.Aristotle's Last legacy. Presumed to be authored by William Salmon, 1644-1713. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Gardener's Calendar

      McMAHON, Bernard. The American Gardener's Calendar. Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the United States. Containing a Complete Account of All the Work Necessary to Be Done in the Kitch-Garden, Fruit-Garden, Orchard, Vineyard, Nursery, etc. [1], 648 pp. plus folding table and [18] pp. index. 8vo., bound in contemporary calf red morocco spine label. Philadelphia: B. Graves, 1806.First Edition. Called an American Gardening classic, The American Gardener's Calendar was the first gardening book published in America that was written and designed for American conditions.Bernard McMahon (1775-1816) came to America from Ireland in 1796. He settled in Philadelphia and opened a nursery business on South Second Street, below Market Street. In addition, he had greenhouses and experimental gardens near the Germantown Turnpike between Philadelphia and Nicetown. Many prominent botanists of the day were drawn to McMahon's shop. They included Nuttall, Baldwin, Darlington and others. Thomas Nuttall named an evergreen after McMahon. Mahonia is listed in memory of McMahon in Nuttall's Genera of North American Plants. After the return of Capts. Lewis & Clark, Thomas wrote to La Contesse de Tesse, "All Lewis's plants are growing in the garden of Mr. McMahon, a gardener of Philadelphia." Some chaffing to binding extremities, occasional light spotting. Rink 1647. Sabin 43560. Hedrick 197.

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        Introductory Essay to a New System of Civil and Ecclesiastical Topography and Itinerary of Counties of Ireland with Remembrances of Memorable Events Recorded at the Places where they occurred. Also, Tables of Direct and Cross Roads â€" Table of 2436 Parishes, under the respective, Barony and Diocess â€" An Alphabetical Table â€" Judges Circuits Post Towns

      Printed by John Barlow - 1806. Hardback. 333pp. Later half morocco on marbled boards, worn particularly on the edges. Raised bands and gilt tooling. Contains paper label of J. Darcy, Bookseller and Binder, 5, Elephant Lane, Dublin. Normal foxing. Some underlining and MSS notes with crayon. First edition copy. . . . . Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 25% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 1450.00 EUR. Order now to avoid disappointment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code Napoleon, Ou, Code Civil Des Francais, Conforme Pour Le Texte A L'Edition Originale Et Officielle De L'Imprimerie Imperiale

      Paris: Chez Delance et Chez Gueffier, 1806-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. 21 cm. Bound in full modern blueleather. Gilt lettering to spine. Fine binding and cover. 5 l., 574 p. Lacking final leaf. Generally clean, unmarked pages. 1st French edition to use Code Napoleon in title. Wm A. Walker's copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Cloud, 2. VIII. 1806. - 2¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Mit geprägter Bordüre und Goldschnitt. 8vo. Eindringlicher Brief an ihre Nichte Stephanie Beauharnais, die sich am 8. Oktober mit Erbprinz Karl von Baden vermählte, weshalb sich Josephine wohl veranlaßt sah, die junge Frau auf ihre neuen Pflichten aufmerksam zu machen. - Stephanie Beauharnais war im März des Jahres von Napoleon adoptiert worden: "je m'occupe bien souvent de vous ma chère fille, quoique je ne puisse pas toujours vous écrire autant que je le desirerois [.] mais je vois avec plaisir ma chere Stéphanie, le succès des soins que vous prenés pour gagner les Coeurs et vous concilier tous les suffrages, à la Cour ou vous êtes, et je suis bien sure que plus on vous connaitra, plus vous serés aimée et appréciée. je suis surtout charmée des progrès que vous avés faits dans l'affection de M[a]d[am]e la margrave. vous devés vous rappeller ce que je vous ai toujours dit de son esprit. occupés vous de cultiver une amitié aussi précieuse pour vous, et si digne de vos efforts. l'empereur continue à se bien porter, et ma santé est aussi bonne. adieu ma chère fille, ecrivés moi souvent et marqués moi le soins que vous avés de contribuer de tout votre pouvoir au bonheur du prince de Bade, ménagés votre santé, ne faites pas détour de vie et donnés moi dans huit mois un petit fils bien portant [.]". - Ein kleines Loch (ohne Textverlust) in Blatt 2, zwei kleine Einschnitte in der ehemaligen Heftung. Die äußeren Seiten etwas verfärbt (oxidiert?).

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        Letter signed ("Napoleon") to his step-son, Eugène de Beauharnais

      Paris, 1806. One page in ink, on single sheet of blank stationery. 9 x 7-1/4 inches. Docketed at top "No. 19" and at bottom (in the same secretarial hand) "à mon fils le Prince Eugene Napoléon". One page in ink, on single sheet of blank stationery. 9 x 7-1/4 inches. An indignant letter from the Emperor to his step-son Eugène, the son of Joséphine de Beauharnais (1781-1824), who was adopted by his step-father only a month before this letter was penned, on January 12, 1806. Napoleon chides Eugène for paying an exorbitant amount of money on his house. "Mon fils, je ne puis accorder mon estime à M. Caburelet [?] ni à votre architect, je les ai chassés l'un et l'autre de chez moi. Il est absurde qu'on ait dépensé 1500,000 francs dans une maison si petite que la vôtre, et ce qu'on y a fait ne vaut pas le quart de cette somme. "Ayez donc soin de ne rien faire faire qu'avec des devis arrêtés. Au reste, ne vous melez pas de votre maison, j'y ai ____ embargo. Quand vous viendrez à Paris d'ailleurs, vous logerez dans un palais. "Paris ce 18 fevrier 1806 "[signed] "Napoléon" [Son, I have no respect for M. Caburelet or for your architect. I kicked them both out of my house. It's ridiculous to have spent so much on a house as tiny as yours, and what was done isn't worth a fourth of that. So be sure not to have anything done without an estimate, and don't bother yourself about it -- I've put an embargo on it. Anyway, when you come to Paris you'll stay in in a palace ..."].

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        Letter from Woodhall Jamaica1806 to William Kennedy Laurie of Lauriston, Castle Douglads Kirkcudbright Regarding Purchase of Slaves for his Plantation.

      1806 - Original legible letter containg two letters from plantation managers in Jamaica - George Lindsay & James Porteus to William Kennedy Laurie of Lauruieston Hall Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire (redirected to Edinburgh) concering purchase of negroes - "there have been ten new negroes purchased for Woodhall, five men and five women about the same age nearly full grown; I was anxious to have procured more women if possible, but they are at present so much in demand on account of the length the abolition business has been carried in Great Britain.". Three sides of near A4 written on (letter from Porteus faded but legible).sent 8th October 1806 from Woodhall Jamaica.

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        XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO

      Wm. Poyntell, 1806, Hard, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued, 1stSize: 8vo, First edition. Full calf. Xenophon XENOPHOTOS KYROU PAIDEIAS BIBLIA OKTO / XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO. Published Philadelphia: Wm. Poyntell, 1806, first edition. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 8 3/4", i+547pp. Text in greek and Latin. Based on the London edition of Thomas Hutchinson's text with much correction, this is the first printing of Xenophon in America and the first book printed in Greek type that was cast in America. Type fonts were cast by Binny and Ronaldson under the direction of John Watts. Full calf with leather spine label. Boards worn along the edges with some scuffing to covers, 2 inch hairline split along outer hinge, spine darkened with some loss to label corner, front endpapers lacking, some mild marginalia/numerical notations, name on rear fly leaf. Text free of foxing, binding tight. Good.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H. W. Brandes").

      Eckwarden, 24. II. 1806. - 2¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). 4to. An den Theologen Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1772-1848) in Jena, Professor der Eloquenz und Redakteur der dortigen Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung: "Auf den geneigten Antrag der Hrn. Unterneh[mer] der Jenaer Allg. Literatur-Zeitung, Recensionen im Fache der Physik u. Astronomie zu übernehmen, habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, unterm 31. Octob. vorig. J. Ew. Wohlgeboren meine Geneigtheit diesen Antrag anzunehmen, anzuzeigen. Da ich nun aber seit diesen 4 Monaten, den in dem vorigen Briefe erwähnten Contract nicht erhalten habe und deshalb besorge, daß mein Brief nicht richtig in Ihre Hände gekommen sein mögte, so werden Sie mir erlauben, hier noch mals Ihnen meinen Dank für diesen ehrenvollen Antrag abzustatten, und meine Geneigtheit zu bezeugen, Recensionen besonders in den Theilen der Physik, welche den mathematischen Untersuchungen am meisten verwandt sind, zu übernehmen. Diejenigen Schriften, welche zu sehr der Chemie u. Mineralogie verwandt sind, also auch die Geologischen, verbitte ich, so auch in der Astronomie diejenigen, welche vom Gebrauch oder von der Einrichtung der Instrumente insbesondre handeln, weil ich von letzterm Gegenstande nicht diejenige auf Erfahrung u. häufigen eigenen Gebrauch mannigfaltiger Instrumente gegründete Kentniß besitze, welche zu richtiger Beurtheilung nöthig ist. Dagegen würde ich auch aus der reinen Mathemat. u. zwar aus allen Theilen derselben (blos etwa die combinatorische Analytik u. d. Variations-Rechnung ausgenommen) Bücher zu beurtheilen nicht ungern übernehmen. - Werke in lateinischer, französischer u. englischer Sprache werde ich sehr gerne annehmen. - Ausser den oben erwähnten Fächern könte ich auch die Hydrotechnik, welche jezt mein eigentliches Geschäft ist, zu denen zählen, in welchen ich Ihres Beifalls würdig zu arbeiten hoffe. - Die Packete muß ich ersuchen an Hrn. Buchhändler Schulze in Oldenburg oder an den Buchbinder Fricke daselbst zu addressiren, da ich sie von diesen durch die häufig vorkommende Gelegenheit immer sicher erhalte, u. die hiesige Fußboten Post keine Packete mitnimt. Ich empfehle mich Ew. Wohlgeboren ergebenst [.]." - Kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung (keine Textberührung). Wohlerhalten. Brandes, im Zeitpunkt der Briefabfassung Deichinspektor am Jadebusen in Eckwarden (Herzogthum Oldenburg), wurde 1811 Professor der Mathematik an der Universität Breslau und 1826 Professor der Physik in Leipzig. "Er ist der Entdecker der Periodicität der im August wiederkehrenden Sternschnuppen und bestimmte 1823 durch Sternschnuppen die Zeitdifferenz zwischen Breslau und Gleiwitz" (ADB III, 243).

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        Die merkwürdige Lebensbeschreibung des unglücklich reisenden Uhrmachergesellen, welcher acht Jahre in der türkischen Sklaverey unter vielen Jammer und Elend zugebracht und endlich erlöst wurde.

      No place or printer, [c. 1806]. - 8vo. (16) pp. Modern marbled wrappers. Extremely rare German slavery account by the Prussian clockmaker F. G. Albertus. Born in Potsdam in 1770, he visited Amsterdam in 1797, was press-ganged into joining an East India Company ship bound for Batavia, but fell into the hands of Tunisian pirates off the coast of Gibraltar. He details the horrors of his eight-year slavery in North Africa and mentions several of his fellow sufferers by name, including a Spanish Countess named Carolina who was captured at age 16 and was finally ransomed after nine years of slavery. Ultimately, Albertus is ransomed by a Dutch jeweller named Birkenthal and returns to Germany, physically broken but full of praise for the workings of God. - Trimmed rather closely (slight loss to text). Title page bears contemporary censorship stamp of the Delitzsch police. Of the utmost rarity: a single other copy is known (bound within sammelband A/31581:9 in the State and University Library of Hamburg). OCLC 837821535 (SUB Hamburg). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H. W. Brandes").

      Eckwarden, 24. II. 1806.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). 4to.. An den Theologen Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1772-1848) in Jena, Professor der Eloquenz und Redakteur der dortigen Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung: "Auf den geneigten Antrag der Hrn. Unterneh[mer] der Jenaer Allg. Literatur-Zeitung, Recensionen im Fache der Physik u. Astronomie zu übernehmen, habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, unterm 31. Octob. vorig. J. Ew. Wohlgeboren meine Geneigtheit diesen Antrag anzunehmen, anzuzeigen. Da ich nun aber seit diesen 4 Monaten, den in dem vorigen Briefe erwähnten Contract nicht erhalten habe und deshalb besorge, daß mein Brief nicht richtig in Ihre Hände gekommen sein mögte, so werden Sie mir erlauben, hier noch mals Ihnen meinen Dank für diesen ehrenvollen Antrag abzustatten, und meine Geneigtheit zu bezeugen, Recensionen besonders in den Theilen der Physik, welche den mathematischen Untersuchungen am meisten verwandt sind, zu übernehmen. Diejenigen Schriften, welche zu sehr der Chemie u. Mineralogie verwandt sind, also auch die Geologischen, verbitte ich, so auch in der Astronomie diejenigen, welche vom Gebrauch oder von der Einrichtung der Instrumente insbesondre handeln, weil ich von letzterm Gegenstande nicht diejenige auf Erfahrung u. häufigen eigenen Gebrauch mannigfaltiger Instrumente gegründete Kentniß besitze, welche zu richtiger Beurtheilung nöthig ist. Dagegen würde ich auch aus der reinen Mathemat. u. zwar aus allen Theilen derselben (blos etwa die combinatorische Analytik u. d. Variations-Rechnung ausgenommen) Bücher zu beurtheilen nicht ungern übernehmen. - Werke in lateinischer, französischer u. englischer Sprache werde ich sehr gerne annehmen. - Ausser den oben erwähnten Fächern könte ich auch die Hydrotechnik, welche jezt mein eigentliches Geschäft ist, zu denen zählen, in welchen ich Ihres Beifalls würdig zu arbeiten hoffe. - Die Packete muß ich ersuchen an Hrn. Buchhändler Schulze in Oldenburg oder an den Buchbinder Fricke daselbst zu addressiren, da ich sie von diesen durch die häufig vorkommende Gelegenheit immer sicher erhalte, u. die hiesige Fußboten Post keine Packete mitnimt. Ich empfehle mich Ew. Wohlgeboren ergebenst [...]." - Kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung (keine Textberührung). Wohlerhalten. Brandes, im Zeitpunkt der Briefabfassung Deichinspektor am Jadebusen in Eckwarden (Herzogthum Oldenburg), wurde 1811 Professor der Mathematik an der Universität Breslau und 1826 Professor der Physik in Leipzig. "Er ist der Entdecker der Periodicität der im August wiederkehrenden Sternschnuppen und bestimmte 1823 durch Sternschnuppen die Zeitdifferenz zwischen Breslau und Gleiwitz" (ADB III, 243).

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        A Sporting tour through various parts of France

      1806. THORNTON, Thomas. A Sporting tour through various parts of France, in the year 1802: including a concise description of the sporting establishments, mode of hunting, and other field-amusements, as practised in that country; with general observations on the arts, sciences, agriculture, husbandry, and commerce: strictures on the customs and manners of the French People. Two volumes. lxvi, 168, [6]; xii, 260, [8] pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, folding aquatint frontispiece, two engraved title pages, 46 aquatints, 9 of which are folding, 7 full page engraved plates, two engraved musical plates, plus numerous woodcut, engraved and aquatint tailpieces. 4to., 310 x 245 mm, bound in contemporary full English calf, red morocco spine labels. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. Thomas Thornton, an Englishman, keen sportsman and keen Francophile, he was able to travel and hunt in France during the height of the Napoleonic Wars. After Waterloo, Thornton settled in France, where he eventually died in 1823. The superb aquatints depict everything from town prospects to sketches of French costumes. Volume 2 contains one plate, "Plan of the Entrance to Thornville Royal," which is not listed in the list of plates in Abbey or Tooley. Front joint starting on volume 2, otherwise a fine unsophisticated set. Abbey, Travel 84. Tooley 488.

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        A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793

      1806. BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793 to Which is Annexed an Account of a Journey, Made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation, Being the Remotest Point in the Interior of Southern Africa to which Europeans have hitherto penetrated: the facts and descriptions taken from a manuscript journal, with a chart of the route. xx, 448 pp. Illustrated with two double-page maps and 19 hand-coloured aquatints one of which is double-page. 4to., 270 x 210 mm, bound in contemporary light tan calf, rebacked in matching calf with black leather spine label. London: [Strahan and Preston] for T. Cadell and T. Davies, 1806. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. An account of the voyage to China which Barrow made when he accompanied Lord Macartney on the first British embassy to China from 1792 to 1794. The book is illustrated with plates taken from drawings by William Alexander who accompanied the embassy. Abbey draws particular attention to the quality of the colouring and especially to plate XI, The Mangostan, which he states appears to have been printed in as many as three colours, with one colour added by hand. Among the places Barrow visited on the way, were Madeira, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, parts of South America, and Java and Djakarta. Slight damage to title-page, otherwise a fine copy. Abbey, Travel 514.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("W. G. Becker").

      Dresden, 18. II. 1806.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Herzlichen Dank für Deine gütige Sorgfalt und Bereitwilligkeit mir gefällig zu seyn! Es freut mich, daß der liebe brave Böhm, dem ich herzlich gut bin, mir den Amor von Mangs stechen will [...] Wenn ich Seydelmanns Zeichnung bei Dyk erwähnte, so geschah es des herrl. Ausdrucks wegen, der in beiden Kupfern (unter uns gesagt) doch nicht ganz gelungen ist. Bause hat ihn zweimal gestochen, für Dresden u. für Dessau. Wenigstens wünschte ich, daß H. Böhm die Zeichnung sähe. Das Format zum Titelkupfer zum Taschenbuch ist etwas größer, als zu den übrigen Kupfern, welches auch besser für die Darstellung ist [...]". - Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker war seit 1795 Inspektor der Dresdener kurfürstlichen sächsischen Antikengalerie und des Münzkabinetts und erhielt 1805 die Aufsicht über das "Grüne Gewölbe" und den Titel eines kgl. sächsischen Hofrats. "Becker schrieb Lyrik ('Gedichte an Elisen', 1775), übersetzte u. a. Dandre Bardons 'Costume der ältesten Völker' (4 Hefte, 1776/77) und war Herausgeber einiger Periodika, darunter 1794-1814 des 'Taschenbuchs zum geselligen Vergnügen'. Er war ein Verfechter des englischen Landschaftsgartens in Deutschland. Sein kunstgeschichtliches Hauptwerk 'Augusteum. Dresden's antike Denkmäler enthaltend' (3 Bde.) erschien 1804-11" (DBE).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Cloud, 2. VIII. 1806.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Mit geprägter Bordüre und Goldschnitt. 8vo.. Eindringlicher Brief an ihre Nichte Stephanie Beauharnais, die sich am 8. Oktober mit Erbprinz Karl von Baden vermählte, weshalb sich Josephine wohl veranlaßt sah, die junge Frau auf ihre neuen Pflichten aufmerksam zu machen. - Stephanie Beauharnais war im März des Jahres von Napoleon adoptiert worden: "je m'occupe bien souvent de vous ma chere fille, quoique je ne puisse pas toujours vous ecrire autant que je le desirerois [...] mais je vois avec plaisir ma chere Stephanie, le succes des soins que vous prenes pour gagner les Coeurs et vous concilier tous les suffrages, a la Cour ou vous etes, et je suis bien sure que plus on vous connaitra, plus vous seres aimee et appreciee. je suis surtout charmee des progres que vous aves faits dans l'affection de M[a]d[am]e la margrave. vous deves vous rappeller ce que je vous ai toujours dit de son esprit. occupes vous de cultiver une amitie aussi precieuse pour vous, et si digne de vos efforts. l'empereur continue a se bien porter, et ma sante est aussi bonne. adieu ma chere fille, ecrives moi souvent et marques moi le soins que vous aves de contribuer de tout votre pouvoir au bonheur du prince de Bade, menages votre sante, ne faites pas detour de vie et donnes moi dans huit mois un petit fils bien portant [...]". - Ein kleines Loch (ohne Textverlust) in Blatt 2, zwei kleine Einschnitte in der ehemaligen Heftung. Die äußeren Seiten etwas verfärbt (oxidiert?).

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        Compendi?ses Wirthschafts-Buch f?r Frauenzimmer worin gr?ndlicher, vollst?ndiger und deutlicher Unterricht zur Besorgung des Kellers und der Vorrathskammer; ingleichen zur Verrichtung der gew?hnlichen h?uslichen weiblichen Gesch?fte und zur zweckm??igen Anwendung verschiedener h?uslichen Gesundheitsmittel und einiger Sch?nheitsmittel ertheilt wird

      Quedlinburg: 1806. 8vo (171 x 105 mm). [iv], 107 pp. Contemporary brown speckled paper boards, edges sprinkled red.***Only edition of a methodical guide for the German lady of the house, with instructions on domestic and personal care from the pantry to the boudoir. 216 short chapters arranged by subject in twelve parts, helpfully indexed at end, treat the pickling and preservation of foodstuffs; recipes for beverages, mainly alcoholic and stimulant (these include a number of unappetizing coffee substitutes); methods for cleaning various materials (lace, silk, colored clothes) and household objects (mirrors, silver, giltwood); the manufacture of cleaning supplies and other household objects (candles, starch); and bodily hygiene and feminine beauty. Cooking is not included: the publisher’s preface explains that the volume supplements his previously published cookbook (cited as Neuestes allgemein verst?ndliches Kochbuch, date unknown, no copies located). The final two parts of the Wirthschaftsbuch -- a distant descendant of the book of secrets -- are devoted to health, popular medicine, ointments and cosmetics, and include remedies for the aggravations of bad breath, stomach cramps, warts, and a wan complexion, as well as instructions for artificial resuscitation and for emergency treatment in cases of hypothermia and poisoning, and solutions for other less pernicious aggravations. The work may have been compiled by the publisher Friedrich Joseph Ernst, who specialized in works of popular medicine, practical treatises on subjects of local interest (beer brewing, the fabrication of fruit wine), and works of interest to women, including a dissertation on the beauty of the bosom.Fine copy. Rare: only the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy located in KVK; that copy lost in the war; not in Holzmann-Bohatta.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

      London printed for H. Teape 1806 - 4to [27x22cm]. pp[vi] ii 309, [xxvi]. frontispiece engraving A detailed naval history from the reign of Henry VII through to 1805. includes details of the warships, with useful appendices of rates and classes, dockyards, number of shipwrights, numbers of ships built of various tonnages, 1646-1792, naval gunnery, etc. foxing to the frontispiece, otherwise a very good crisp copy in a 19th-century half calf binding, rebacked with original spine relaid. 018 019 1306

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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

      London: J. Johnson. 1806. Third edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xvi, 505, [1], [60]; vii, [1], 559; later full brown calf, preserving the original red morocco labels and adding new black morocco numbering pieces; small chaff marks at the bottom of the spine of vol. 2; generally very good. First published anonymously in 1798. The principle argued by Malthus was that population increases in a geometrical ratio, and subsistence in an arithmetical ratio, and that "population is necessarily limited by the 'checks' of vice and misery … [When the second edition appeared in June of 1803, it was] substantially a new book, containing the results of his careful inquiries on the continent and his wide reading of the appropriate literature" (DNB). This third edition benefits for rearrangement, the rewriting of the fourth and sixth chapters of the second book, ("on account of an error into which the author had fallen"), as well as other revisions.

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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, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Third EditionVery 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Subjects; Scott, William, Baron Stowell, 1745-1836. Admiralty - Great Britain - Cases. Law reports, digests, etc. - Great Britain. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT83700.

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        Turning and Mechanical Manipulation. Intended as a work of general reference and practical instruction, on the lathe, and the various mechanical pursuits followed by amateurs.

      FIRST EDITIONS (but second printing of volume 3) of the greatest work in English on the lathe and its accessory apparatus.Charles Holtzapffel (1806-1847), mechanical engineer and technical writer, was the son of a German immigrant, John Jacob Holtzapffel, who, in 1787, settled in London as a tool and lathe maker. In addition to a thorough training in workshop practice, Holtzapffel received a good general education and became a skilled mechanical engineer. His principal work, Turning and mechanical manipulation, was designed to fill five volumes, but he completed only three; the final two volumes were finished by his son, John J. Holtzapffel who proposed to complete the work in six volumes, but the sixth never appeared. The work was published by the family business of Holtzapffel & Co., 64 Charing Cross Road, London, which made lathes and other machines and tools. (ODNB).See Sinkankas 3008-3010, with details of the printing history. "The sheer quantity of eminently useful information and advice contained in thesevolumes makes[them] veritable gold-mines of Victorian mechanical expertise with much of the matter as useful today as it was then. Full sets, or for that matter, individual volumes, are highly prized and almost impossible to obtain." Most sets are of mixed editions or incomplete.5 volumes, 8vo. Volume 1: pp. xiv (including the initial blank), (ii), 462, (4) adverts, + 3 leaves of adverts; volume 2: pp. xx (including the initial blank), (457)-1025, (2) adverts, + 4 leaves of adverts; volume 3: (ii) blank, viii, (v), (1026)-1477, + 7 leaves of adverts; volume 4: pp. xix, (i), 592, (12) adverts, and 22 plates; volume 5: pp. xxi, (i), 652, (6) adverts, and 56 plates (3 folding). With more than 2500 text illustrations. Half-titles. Original brown ribbed cloth, sides panelled and stamped in blind, yellow endpapers, uncut. Some foxing on endpapers and first and last page of later volumes, foot of one spine and head of another worn, cracks in outer joints of volume 2, a few tiny tears at ends of spines, otherwise a fine and very clean set in its original binding. Bookplates of Peter B. Chaplin.

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        [Geai Bleu [Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata]]

      1806. Engraving with hand-colouring. Proof before title. Barraband's image effortlessly captures the beauty of one of the most beautiful North American birds 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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        The Naturalist's Cabinet, or Interesting Sketches of Animal History; Illustrative of the Natures, Dispositions, Manners, and Habits, of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Amphibia, Reptiles &c

      London : James Cundee, 1806 A good copy of this scarce 6 volume work bound in 3 volumes. With 58 (of 60) hand coloured plates and 6 hand coloured vignette title pages. An account of natural history based around observation and reading mixed with anecdotes and tales relating to the animal in question. The illustrator (anonymous) has then produced some extraordinary illustrations including an orang utan at the dining table, a flock of herons attacking rooks, a boxing kangaroo, and a man riding an ostrich, and a sneaking crocodile. Rev Smith refers to himself as an 'editor' rather than an author - but there are no clues as to contributors. Originally planned in 4 volumes, Vol 5 and 6 (covering fish, amphibians, insects and other invertebrates) were added in 1807. Each volume has a frontispiece, a hand coloured vignette title page, and a plain title page. According to the directions to the binder at the end of Vol 6, there should be 60 plates - this copy is lacking a frontispiece of a turkey and a plate showing a bulldog and a monkey. In contemporary full leather bindings with newer plain spines with title and volume labels. The bindings have wear to edges and corners and the odd scuff mark. Marbled endpapers and page edges. All have a bookplate of Tom Nightingale to the front pastedown and there is a signature of William Baine October 1889 to the top of preliminary blank in Vol 3. Paper quality varies - with some pages brown toned - and there is occasional spotting and light marking. The plates vary in the quality of the colouring. 2 plates and 2 pages have small repaired edge tears. Some page edges have been turned over at some point. An interesting work.

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        Breve descripción de la fiebre amarilla padecida en Cádiz y pueblos comarcanos en 1800, en Medinasidonia en 1801, en Málaga en 1803, y en esta misma plaza y varias otras del Reyno en 1804.

      - Madrid, Imp. Real, 1806, 20,5 x 15 cm., pasta española de época algo rozada, 7 h. + 472 págs. + 6 estados plegados + gran plano plegado de la ciudad de Málaga de 65 x 50 cm. dibujado por Onofre Rodríguez y grabado en cobre por Vicente Mariani. (Sellos de anterior poseedor en portada y a la vuelta del plano y con firma de anterior poseedor en la portada). MEDICINA ANDALUCÍA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        DIARIO DE MEXICO DEDICADO AL EXMO. SENOR DON JOSE DE YTURRIGARAY, CABALLERO PROFESO DEL ORDEN DE SANTIAGO, TENIENTE GENERAL DE LOS REALES EXERCITOS, VIRREY, GOBERNADOR, Y CAPITAN GENERAL DE N.E. PRESIDENTE DE SU REAL AUDIENCIA &C. &C. TOMO III. [Journal o

      [Mexico City, Mexico]: En la Imprenta de Dona Maria Fernandez de Jauregui, calle de Santo Domingo. Ano de 1806. - [16], 500 pages. Hardcover: H 20.25cm x L 14.5cm. Fairly contemporary early 19th century full leather binding; some warping and staining to boards, spine has concave curve with title label chipped. Bluish-green edges; bottom edge has antiquarian ink stamp of past owner "Ignacio Garfias, Hijo." Binding cracked between front free endpaper and title page with two binding cords exposed but still holding; text block remains firm. Endpapers stained/toned; four-line pencil inscription on front free endpaper verso with name somewhat illegible but remainder clear "F.T. Maldonado | American Club | Mexico City | April 1906." Unpaged eight leaf (16 page) title and Index precede numbered text pages; last page of Index includes "Nota: La numeracion de 265, repetida por equivocacion en el Diario de 23 de Junio debe ser 266: y la del 24, 267. Asi puede correjirse de pluma para guardar el orden." (which is noting a printing error in the sequence of the daily issue numbers and not the book's pagination). Issues start at Juevos I de Mayo de 1806 and conclude Domingo 31 de Agosto de 1806. All days/dates collate as correct and present and run consecutively. Saturday May 10 issue is only one with Suplemento (i.e. Supplement). June 4th issue has typographical error in title incorrectly stating its for May 4th. July 4th issue is 8 pages (161-168) contrasting to all other issues which are 4 pages only. Obtrusive brown staining to pages 112-113 with diminishing effect to preceding and succeeding pages; old slender strip of white cloth laid-in as page-marker between 368-369. Other scattered staining, occasional foxing and toning, etc. to leaves. Only a fair copy but described by bibliographer Joseph Sabin as "Rare, even in Mexico, as in the troubles and revolutions that supervened, many of the copies were destroyed." Bibliographical references: Sabin 48424; Jose T. Medina #9784; Palau #71882. Third volume of the first daily periodical in Spanish America of which the inaugural issue was published in Mexico City on October 1, 1805. DIARIO DE MEXICO was founded by author, historian, and independence advocate Carlos Bustamante and Jacobo Villaurrutia with its editor being friar Melchor de Talamantes. Primary writers were Juan Francisco Azcárate y Lezama, Francisco Manuel Sánchez de Tagle, José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Andrés Quintana Roo, Agustín Fernández Pompous, among others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Hallinan, Bookseller]
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        seder Hagada shel Pesach im haPitaron bilshon Sfaradi veAravit veHakavanot upsukim leOmram kodem asiyat mitzva umitzva vetfila leomra kodem haseder [Haggadah shel Pessach Pesah Psach hagadah]

      Gad ben Yitzhak Foa, Venice 1806 - Lacking leaves 4 and 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Dialogues on the Doctrines and Duties of Christianity

      London - Rivingtons, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce religious work designed to render the study of the doctrines and duties of Christianity. Specifically intended for the instruction of the young, leading them to the study of sacred scriptures. Volume one focuses on creation, redemption and the Holy Spirit. Whereas volume two explores faith, prayer and the obedience of the commandments. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally,a trifle rubbed,with shelfwear to head and tail of spines. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, pages are bright, although there is spotting throughout, which is heavier to the first and last pages. Copperplate ink inscription tothe front pastedowns of both volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors

      London - John Scott, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A catalogue of the works of noble and royal authors of Britain, including Elizabeth I, James II, Anne Boleyn and many more. Illustrated throughout withone hundred and forty-nineengraved portraits (collated complete). Written by the fourth Earl of Orford, Horatio Walpole. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 2 March 1797) was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. Including details of the works written by each author. Enlarged and continued by Thomas Park. Thomas Park (17591834) was an English antiquary and bibliographer, also known as a literary editor. Bookplate of A. W. Clifford to front pastedown of volume III. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In straight-grained morocco bindings. Externally, quite smart, though with some rubbing to the extremities and a few marks. Some spotting to the front board of volume V. One joint starting, with five hinges strained. One hinge is tender and may detach from the textblock edge. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just some intermittent foxing and the occasional handling marks. Slight offsetting from the plates also. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Pleasures of Memory, With Other Poems

      London - T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustratedcollection of Rogers' poetry, from the early 1800s. New Edition. Illustrated with engraved vignettes. With an armorial bookplate to the front free endpaper. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spots and offsetting of the vignettes. Copperplate ink signature to titlepage and some small ink marks to rear blank. Overall: GOOD..

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        XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO

      Philadelphia: Wm. Poyntell, 1806. First edition. Full calf. Xenophon XENOPHOTOS KYROU PAIDEIAS BIBLIA OKTO / XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO. Published Philadelphia: Wm. Poyntell, 1806, first edition. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 8 3/4", i+547pp. Text in greek and Latin. Based on the London edition of Thomas Hutchinson's text with much correction, this is the first printing of Xenophon in America and the first book printed in Greek type that was cast in America. Type fonts were cast by Binny and Ronaldson under the direction of John Watts. Full calf with leather spine label. Boards worn along the edges with some scuffing to covers, 2 inch hairline split along outer hinge, spine darkened with some loss to label corner, front endpapers lacking, some mild marginalia/numerical notations, name on rear fly leaf. Text free of foxing, binding tight. Good. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Memoirs of the Professional Life of the late Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson

      London: James Cundee, Albion Press, 1806. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. THIRD EDITION, ENLARGED, MOST COMPLETE EDITION.12mo, pp. x, [13] 419pp. [17]; bound with: Supplement. The Funeral, 77pp. [1 ad], additional engraved title with vignette, portrait frontis. Total five folding plates, (the one of Lord Nelson before Copenhagen from another 1806 edition, darker and with paper repairs) Original covers (green straight grain morocco) have mellowed to a pleasing rich green colour. The covers are ruled with a single gilt-line border; the spine is ruled across in gilt, and lettered "Life of Nelson". The gilt is bright; the hinges are not cracked, i.e. in the binding is in very good condition; the contents are tight, but have the odd finger mark in the margins, otherwise clean and complete. A very attractive book to look at and display. Gift inscription to Frederic Leicester dated 1814; ex-personal libris engraved bookplate of Sir Peter Leicester. Reverend Frederic Leicester was born circa 1803. He was the son of Charles Leicester. He graduated from Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.).Family - Amelia Susanna Campbell - Child - Sir Peter Fleming Frederic Leicester, 8th Bt. b. 25 Jan 1863 Sir Peter Fleming Frederic Leicester, 8th Bt. gained the rank of Lieutenant (51st King's Own Light Infantry). Lord Nelson (1758-1805) was a celebrated British Admiral who had a distinguished naval career and who eventually died heroically at the Battle of Trafalgar against the combined French and Spanish fleets.

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