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        A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793 : containing a general view of the valuable productions and the political importance of this flourishing kingdom ; and also of such European settlements as were visited on the voyage : with sketches of the manners, character, and condition of their several inhabitants. 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. By John Barrow, Esq. F. R. S. Illustrated and embellished with several engravings by medland, coloured

      London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1806 - In-4° ; XVIII-(1)-447 pp.-19 planches h.-t. en coul. et 2 cartes h.-t. repliées dont 1 en coul. Demi-veau glacé à coins, dos lisse orné, titre or, tranches marbrées, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Abbey, 514. Borba de Moraes, t. I, p. 88. Cordier, B. S., t. IV, 2390. Cordier, I., t. IV, 2424. Cox, t. I, p. 346. Hill, 66. Tooley, 86. Édition originale. FIRST EDITION. GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection de planches pour servir au Voyage aux Indes occidentales et à la Chine ; par M. Sonnerat

      Dentu, Paris 1806 - Grand in-4 (330 x 245 mm), couverture d'attente papier marbré saumon, non rogné. 140 planches gravées (dont 20 doubles) : Plan de Pondichéry, vues, scènes de moeurs, costumes, histoire naturelle, etc. (très bon état intérieur, brochure en état moyen, manque de papier au bas du dos, un coin cassé, en partie décousu, légères rousseurs en marge). // Tall quarto (330 x 245 mm), salmon-colour marbled paper-boards, uncut. 140 engraved plates (including 20 double page) : "Plan de Pondichéry", views, customs scenes, costumes, natural history, etc. (very good inside, soft cover in average condition, lack of paper on bottom of spine, a corner broken, partly disbound, light spots in margins).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The Study and Practice of the Law, Considered in Their Various Relations to Society . . . By a Member of Lincoln's Inn [etc.]. Cohen 8672

      Printed by Thomas B. Wait and Co., Portland 1806 - Modern brown cloth, black morocco label, gilt, some light pencilling, but a good clean copy; with Wait's three-page advertisement not noted in Cohen Only American edition of the first work on legal education to appear in this country, written anonymously but attributed to the Lincoln's Inn barrister, John Raithby, appearing in the format of letters addressed to the erstwhile student [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Contes en prose et en vers, suivis de Pièces fugitives, du poème d'Erminie, et de Metastase à Naples.

      Chez F. Buisson 1806 - - Chez F. Buisson, A Paris 1806, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (12x20cm), relié. - Mention de seconde édition, illlustrée de trois figures gravées par Tardieu. L'édition originale est parue en 3 Vol. in-18, la même année. Pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge à grains longs. Un accroc avec manque en tête du premier tome. Frottements. 2 coins émoussés. Coiffe du tomes II en partie élimée. Ensemble de contes légers et galants par François de Lantier. Des vers qu'il tourna pour Madame du Barry lui valurent d'être pensionné par Choiseul et d'obtenir un poste à Dresde. Il est l'auteur des voyages d'Anténor. De ses contes, il a lui même écrit à ce sujet dans sa préface : "il vaut mieux faire des contes à dormir debout que des rêves politiques et avoir un petit commerce clandestin avec les Muses, que la charge des affaires publiques sur le dos." Ex-libris Viollet Le Duc Bibliothèque de Laurent de Crozet ex-libris Laurent de Crozet. Ex-libris manuscrit Jules Bobin. (Intéressante filliation d'ex-libris.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TABLEAU MÉTHODIQUE DES ESPÈCES MINÉRALES.

      Libr. d’Hautel. París, 1806 - -1813. 22 cm. 2 vol.: (I) XXXVIII-372 pág. Ilustr. con un retrato de René-Just Haüy grabado por R. Delvaux a partir de un dibujo de F. Massard y fechado en 1804 y con una lám. de las formas de las especies minerales, plegada, fuera del texto. (II) XLVII-587 pág. Dos vol. enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres. Dedicatoria en la portadilla. * El primer volumen contiene la clasificación metódica de las especies minerales, con indicación de sus características y nomenclatura de las variedades según el Traité de minéralogie de M. Haüy publicado en 1801, a las que Lucas añade la descripción de las especies y variedades descubiertas desde la publicación de dicho tratado hasta 1806. El segundo volumen se centra en la clasificación metódica de las especies, extraída del Tableau cristallographique publicado también por Haüy en 1809, los nombres de las mismas en francés, alemán, italiano, español e inglés e indicación de su localización, a las que se añade la descripción abreviada de la colección de minerales del Museo de Historia Natural y la de las especies y variedades nuevas observadas entre 1806 y 1812. La obra está dedicada al célebre cristalógrafo René Just Haüy (1743-1822), del que Lucas era alumno. De hecho, la obra que presentamos se basa en gran medida en las aportaciones de Haüy, que clasificó los minerales siguiendo la misma pauta que rige la clasificación de las plantas y que permitía compararlos de forma inmediata. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia 30842395. mineralogía Geologia, mineralogia, volcans i seismes Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales , A. D. MCLXXXVIII, Translated into English, and Illustrated with Views, Annotations, and a Life of Giraldus, by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart.

      Printed for William Miller, London 1806 - First edition in English. Large 4to. 2 vols. (12),cxcii,220,(4);(6),440,(4)pp. Indices. Complete with 59 engraved plates (including a hand-colored folding map) and a second large, hand-colored folding map at rear of Vol. II. Old calf over marbled boards (rubbed), tips worn. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands; gilt. A few of the plates are foxed. A very attractive wide-margined copy. Lowndes says that the editor's annotations and notes are particularly valuable . Lowndes, p. 896. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la mer Noire, pendant l"année 1803; Suivi d"un Mémoire sur le Commerce de cette Mer, et de Notes sur les principaux Ports commerçans. Dédié à Sa Majesté l"Empereur et Roi.

      Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1806 - Edition originale, in-8; [viii], xix, 302p.; 1 grande carte dépliante par Poirson, 3 tableaux dépliants, 3 planches de monnaies, 1 plan dépliant de Sébastopol, 6 vignettes dont 4 en-tête, 1 cul-de-lampe de Duplessis-Bertaux et 1 petite carte de la mer Noire (Tardieu). Reliure d"époque en demi-veau aubergine, dos lisse orné, plats et gardes marbrés. Déchirure sans manque à la grande carte (qui souffre d"avoir été repliée sans soin et comporte quelques salissures et traces d"humidité), plats frottés, autrement en bon état. Le baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810) partit pour la Crimée en 1803 avec le duc de Richelieu, nommé gouverneur-général d"Odessa. Il parcourut toute la presqu"île et pénétra dans la mer d"Azof. La géographie, l"histoire, et l"état politique de la région sont suivis d"un intéressant mémoire sur le commerce de la Mer Noire et ses principaux ports. Table détaillée in fine. Chahine 3986, Chadenat 1711. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Alexander Pope in Verse and Prose. Containing the Principal Notes of Doctor's Warburton and Warton: Illustrations, and Critical and Explanatory Remarks by Johnson, Wakefield, A. Chalmers, and Others. To Which are Added Now for the First Time Published Some Original Letters with Additional Observations, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author [Ten Volumes Complete]

      Printed for J. Johnson, London [and others] First Edition . Ten Volumes. London 1806. - Contemporary polished tree calf bindings, twin gilt letter labels between four raised bands to the spines, gilt perimeter line to upper and lower boards, marble page edges and end papers. 8vo 9½'' x 6''. Twenty two paper guarded single-sided monochrome illustrations to the beginning of volume I. Pope was a London born poet, satirist, and translator of Homer. Bowles laid down certain canons as to poetic imagery which, subject to some modification, were later accepted, but were received at the time with strong opposition by admirers of Pope and his style. The controversy brought into sharp contrast the opposing views of poetry, which may be roughly described as the artificial and the natural. Bowles maintained that images drawn from nature are poetically finer than those drawn from art; and that in the highest kinds of poetry the themes or passions handled should be of the general or elemental kind, and not the transient manners of any society. The odd mark to the edges of a couple of volumes, light tanning to the paper with sporadic foxing to the end papers, hinges firm and tight, fading of the red Morocco titles labels to the spines, a handsome and scarce set. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’Imagination, poème en VIII chants, accompagné de notes historiques et littéraires, par J. Esménard.

      1806 - Livre ancien Tome 1 : (1bl), LXIIp (titre, épitre, gravure en frontispice, préface), 1p de titre, 270p comprenant 1 gravure en frontispice, (1bl). Tome 2 : (1bl), 2p (titre), 283p, (1bl). HRL. Superbe édition agréablement illustrée de ce classique du pré-romantisme. Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Condition : 2 volumes in-8, en plein veau raciné, dos lisse orné de petits fers spéciaux, dentelle en encadrement des plats, dentelle intérieure, pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, doré sur tranche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE, GENERALE ET PARTICULIERE, DES PLANTES

      F. DUFART 1806 - R300000001: Plus de 5500 pages + tables, bien complet des 151 planches gravées en noir et blanc, dans le cartonnage d'attente de l'époque. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Buffon et partie du cours complet d'histoire naturelle rédigé par Sonnini. Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie végétales, servant d'introduction à l'histoire des plantes. Description des végétaux rangés par familles, avec des détails sur leur culture, leurs usages dans la médecine, les arts, le jardinage, etc., et sur les phénomènes physiologiques qu'ils présentent. In-8 Cartonné. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stranger in Ireland

      London: Richard Phillips, 1806 or A Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, in the year 1805. In contemporary brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, gilt tooling to edges. Spine has decorative gilt tooling, a little worn and faded, titles in gilt, front joint cracked at base. Internally, green endpapers, bookplate of George Montgomery Traherne to fep, (xiv), [2], 530 pp, 17 pl (of 17), frontis of Dublin and 16 wonderful plates many of which are large pull out, this is the large paper copy, the better edition! (see Allibone, Graesse 54, COPAC) Carr - travel writer, who in 1807 had his Irish book was satirized by Edward Dubois in My pocket-book, or, Hints for a ‘ryghte merrie and conceitede’ tour, in quarto, to be called, ‘The stranger in Ireland’. For this satire the publishers were prosecuted in 1809. Dubois had mocked not only the style of Carr's books but also their profitability to Carr and his publishers and the trial revealed that Carr had received £1900 for his four travel books. See ODNB for a full biography.

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        Les Metamorphoses d'Ovide, traduction nouvelle avec le texte latin, suivie d'une analyse de l'explication des fables, de notes géograpghiques, historiques, mythologiques, et critiques, par M.G.T. Villenave; orné de gravures d'après les dessins de MM. Lebarbier, Monsiau, et Moreau.

      F. Gay & Guestard, Paris 1806 - 4 vols. I: Frontis, LXVIII-331 p., 37 láminas grabadas al cobre a toda plana. II: 2 h. inc. port., 418 p., 37 láminas. III: 460 p. inc. port., 33 láminas. IV: 2 h. inc. port., 559 p., 36 láminas. Holandesa puntas de época, lomos con nervios e hilos dorados, cabezas soradas, guardas de moaré.Bella edición, magníficamente ilustrada, de esta obra clásica, convertida en un auténtico manual de mitología griega. Ejemplar excepcional, de un tamaño muy superior a la tirada normal en 8º. Escrita por uno de los más grandes poetas romanos. Los temas se abordan con gran profundidad en un intento de ecplorar las diversas emociones humanas en un alarde de talento narrativo y descriptivo. Es una edición muy apreciada por los bibliófilos debido a la gran calidad de sus grabados -un total de 143-, obra de los mejores artistas de la época como Monsiau, LeBarbier, Moreau. grabados por Langlois, Hulk, Halbou, Courbe. El tomo I incluye al principio la vida del autor Brunet, 286; Cohen de Ricci, 773-774

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        Analyse et tableaux de l'influence de la petite vérole sur la mortalité à chaque âge, et de celle qu'un préservatif tel que la vaccine peut avoir sur la population et la longévité.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1806 - in-4, 210 pp., demi-veau moderne (conservation de la pièce de titre, des gardes couleurs et du tranchefile d'origine); rousseurs aux premiers et derniers feuillets; sinon très bon exemplaire. Édition originale et seule édition française parue au XIXe siècle, devenue très rare. L'auteur montre de façon statistique l'étendue de la variole dans les différentes classes de population et surtout l'effet de la vaccination contre la variole sur le taux de mortalité et l'espérance de vie. L'ouvrage comporte la table de mortalité qui fut employée par les compagnies d'assurances sur la vie. Emmanuel Etienne DUVILLARD (de Durand) (1755-1832), né à Genève, fut employé dans l'administration des finances à Paris, puis fut chargé du travail de la statistique de la population au ministère de l'Intérieur. Il fut membre correspondant de l'Institut. Garrison & Morton, 1695 : "Duvillard showed statistically the effect of smallpox vaccination on the mortality rate"; Westergaard, Contributions to the history of statistics, pp. 94-95 : "It was not his principal aim to calculate a life-table but only to obtain means for a comparison of the effects of vaccination, and in this respect it would probably serve fairly well. Unfortunately, several authors who afterwards criticized Duvillard have only had this table in view, without thinking of the problem under discussion. As stated his books is, on the whole, very little known, and only very few copies seems to be preserved."; R.Pressat : "essai célèbre . qui se présente comme la première anticipation scientifique en matière de mortalité." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vaso anticho di marmo adornato di eccellenti sculture.

      Paris - 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: 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 History"Hind : Giovann

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        Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries. Volumes 1 to 6. 1806 - 1811.

      J. Wyatt., London 1806 - A handsome set of this scarce work. Each vol 400 to 500pp. Published 1806 to 1811. All still well bound. Apart from some occasional light age staining interiors in very nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Gilt titling on maroon labels to spines. Heavy set - Weighs 4kg. Additional P&P will apply. Picture of this set available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA de la administración del Lord North, Primero Ministro de Inglaterra, y de la guerra de la América Septentrional hasta la paz. Obra escrita en inglés, traducida al francés, y de este al castellano, con notas del traductor. Por D. P. P. de A.

      - M., Imp. Real, 1806, 18 x 12 cm., plena piel de época, XIV + 402 págs.

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        ASTRONOMY Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and Made Easy to Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics. to Which Are Added, a Plain Method of Finding the Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus over the Sun's Disc, etc

      Philadelphia: Matthew Carey. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1806. First American Edition. Hardcover. Full calf; Corners bumped, light foxing here and there throughout, owner's name; Charts .

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        Plate 333, Tripodi antichi di marmo che si vedono nella Villa dell' Emo Cardinal Albani fuori di Porta Salara

      Paris - John Wilton-Ely plate 918Piranesi'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: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes. Chap

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        Account Of A Voyage Of Discovery To The North-East Of Siberia, The Frozen Ocean, And The North-East Sea

      London: Printed For Richard Phillips By J.G.Barnard, 1806-07. First Edition of the English Translation, abridged from the original Russian of 1802. ?One of the fundamental and...early books on the Aleutian Islands, and particularly on Unalashka.? (Lada-Mocarski) Sarytschev?s journal gives an account of the first major exploring expedition sent out by the Russians to the Frozen Sea and the North Pacific after Bering?s second expedition of 1741. It was the last of the major Russian surveys of the eastern coast of Siberia and required nine years to accomplish (1785-94). During that time the expedition visited the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Kodiak, Montague Island and Prince William Sound. Alaska and the Aleutian Islands were here carefully charted for the first time. Joseph Billings, who has previously accompanied Cook on his last fatal voyage and subsequently entered the Russian navy, was selectec by Catherine II to command the expedition. Sarytschev served as surveyor on the voyage. Another account was written by Martin Sauer, who acted as historian and secretary on the expedition. Bell S115. Hill 1527. Howes S-115. Sabin 77126. Streeter VI 3502. Wickerhsam 6130. cfLada-Mocarski 57. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. iv, [5]-70; 80. [1]index. 3 folding engraved plates & 2 hand-coloured aquatint costume plates. modern half morocco (lower outer corner of c2 in Vol I torn away with loss of several words on 4 lines on recto & 5 lines of footnote on verso)

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        RESUMEN ANALITICO DEL SISTEMA DEL DOCTOR GALL

      Madrid 1806 - Materia: Libro del siglo XIX sobre craneoscopia.Traducido y recopilado por una sociedad de naturalistas y literatos de Madrid. Descripción: 8º menor (16 cm) 2 tomos en 1 vol. anteportada. 1 grabado (retrato de Gall) 277 p. 1 h. 12 grabados de personajes = 189 p. 1 grabado plegado. 6 h. Encuadernación pasta española de época con tejuelo y dorados en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Muy buen estado, revisado completo. Notas: El doctor Gall, padre y fundador de la frenología, expuso su doctrina en una obra intitulada: Anatomía y fisiología del sistema nervioso en general y del celebro en particular con observaciones sobre la posibilidad de reconocer varias disposiciones intelectuales y morales del hombre y los animales por la configuración de sus cabezas (4 tomos en 4º, París de 1810 a 1819). De esta obra principalmente creemos habrán sacado el Resumen analítico los traductores. Dos proposiciones fundamentales constituyen toda la doctrina de Gall: la primera que la inteligencia reside exclusivamente en el celebro; y la segunda que cada facultad particular de la inteligencia tiene en este un órgano propio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la mer Noire pendant l'année 1803 ; suivi d'un mémoire sur le commerce de cette mer, et des notes sur les principaux ports commerçans dédié à sa majesté l'empereur et roi

      Paris, chez Bossange, Masson et Besson 1806 - In-8 relié plein veau raciné d'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre, faux-titre, titre, deux feuillets non chiffré pour l'épitre dédicatoire, xix et 302 pages et un feuillet non chiffré in-fine contient l'errata, plan de Sévastopole, deux planches de monnaie, une planche reproduisant une cornaline, trois tableaux dépliants, une grande carte dépliante de la Crimée ; quelques petites rousseurs, petites déchirures marginales aux cartes (sans gravité), bon exemplaire en reliure d'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806 - 2 volumes, quarto (265 ×208 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red and green morocco labels, numbered direct to the fourth compartment, flat bands with dotted roll, gilt, lozenges gilt to the first, third, and sixth compartments, blind dentelle panel to the boards, reeded edge-roll. Slightly rubbed, some restoration and repair at the corners, light browning, some offsetting from the coloured maps as usual, a very good set. 9 folding engraved maps, 2 of which are coloured and 1 of which is hand-coloured in outline, 8 hand-coloured aquatints, half-title to volume 2. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedown. Second, and best, edition of this influential survey of South Africa, which has a particular focus on the Cape Colony. First published in 1801-4, here the text is revised, expanded and corrected and 8 superb aquatint plates after Samuel Daniell added. Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, on his mission to the Cape of Good Hope in 1797, being promoted to auditor general in 1798. "Macartney at once sent him on a double mission, viz. to reconcile the Kaffirs and Boers, and to obtain more accurate topographical knowledge of the colony, there being then no map which embraced one-tenth of it. In pursuit of these objects he traversed every part of the colony, and visited the several countries of the Kaffirs, Hottentots, and the Bosjesmen, performing 'a journey exceeding one thousand miles on horseback, on foot, and very rarely in a covered wagon, and full half the distance as a pedestrian, and never except for a few nights sleeping under a roof'. He owed his appointment [as second secretary of the Admiralty] mainly to the ability he had shown at the Cape and in his history of the colony, with its unrivalled map" (DNB). Barrow was elected to the Royal Society in 1805, and was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society. His accounts "established new standards for travel writing" and through his friendship with John Murray he "secured the publication of a succession of travellers' accounts which generated the great public interest in exploration." (ODNB) Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedowns. Abbey Travel 320; Mandelssohn I, p89

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        TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. IN WHICH ARE DESCRIBED THE CHARACTER AND THE CONDITION OF THE DUTCH COLONISTS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, AND OF THE SEVERAL TRIBES OF NATIVES BEYOND ITS LIMITS:.TWO VOLUMES. SECOND EDITION

      Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1806 - .[VOL. 1 - xvii, 427 pgs., VOL. 2 - [v], 372 pgs.].SECOND EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS."THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SUCH SUBJECTS AS OCURRED IN THE ANIMAL, MINERAL, AND VEGETABLE KINGDOMS.COMPREHENDING ALSO A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL SKETCH OF THE CAPE COLONY: WITH AN INQUIRY INTO ITS IMPORTANCE AS A NAVAL AND MILITARY STATION AS A COMMERCIAL EMPORIUM.".ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVERAL ENGRAVINGS AND CHARTS INCLUDING 8 HAND COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY SAMUEL DANIELLI(NOT FOUND IN THE FIRST EDITION) IN VOLUME 1 AND 9 FOLDING CHARTS AND PLANS(3 WITH COLOR) IN VOLUME 2. THE LARGEST FOLDING MAP "COLONY OF THE GOOD HOPE" HAS BEEN REPAIRED AND IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION.Barrow accompanied an expedition from Cape Town to Graaf-Reinet and another to Namaqualand. This is a comprehensive account of his travels.The 2 volume set has been beautifully rebound in decoratively stamped calf leather and decorated in gilt on spine.Marbled textblock.Some offsetting to maps OTHERWISE A NEAR FINE COPY OF A VERY HANDSOME SET. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        H KAINH MAHKH, NOVUM TESTAMENTUM, CUM VERSIONE LATINA ARISE MONTANI, IN QUO TUM SELECTI VERSICULI 1900, QUIBUS OMNES NOVI TESTAMENTI VOCES CONTINENTUR, ASTERISCIS I NOTANTUR; TUM OMNES & SINGULAE VOCES, SEMEL VEL SAEPIUS OCCURRENTES, PECULIARI NOTA DI

      Philadelphiae: Printed By: Ex Officina Classica for Impensis S. F. Bradford. Good with no dust jacket. 1806. First American Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 561 pages; American Bibles Source Record Number: 1806.3a Subject: Title: H KAINH ? MA? HKH, Description: H KAINH ? MA? HKH, Novum Testamentum, cum versione Latina Arise Montani, in quo tum selecti versiculi 1900, quibus omnes Novi Testamenti voces continentur, Asteriscis I notantur; tum omnes & singulae voces, semel vel saepius occurrentes, peculiari nota distinguuntur. Auctore Johanne Leusden, professore. Editio prima Americana: qua plurima Londiniensis Errata, diligentissime animadversa, corriguntur: J Cura Johannis Watts. Philadelphiae: Ex Officina Classica: Impensis S. F. Bradford. 1806. (B. ; G. L. ) 12mo. Mock title worn and detached, 1 f. ; verso, blank; title, 1 p. ; verso, blank; Leusden's Pref. , pp. 5-8; Text, pp. 1-561; sigs. A to recto of 3 B4, in 6s; on p. 561, "Finis, " and "Excudebat J. Watts. " Printed By: Ex Officina Classica: Impensis S. F. Bradford. The volume consists of both Old and New Testaments in side by side columns of Greek and Latin text. Moderate toning. Tree calf leather with parallel embossed lines. A scarce work. I was able to locate three of them at auction in the last 100 years. ; 0 .

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        Britannia; or, A Chorographical Description of the flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the Islands adjacent, from the earliest antiquity...Enlarged by the latest discoveries by Richard Gough

      London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1806. Second edition of the Gough translation. Four volumes. Large folio. Half vellum and marbled papercovered boards, leather spine labels. Modest wear to the extremities, scattered foxing in each volume, light tidemarks to the margins of a few plates. A very handsome and imposing set. 57 maps, many folding (including a folding chart); 106 plates. The landmark history and geography of Great Britain, Gough's version was first published in 1789, translated from the last Latin edition of 1607. The maps are drawn by E. Noble and engraved by John Cary. Chubb p220. Fordham p30. .

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        Traité des monnaies d’or et d’argent qui circulent chez les différens peuples ; examinées sous les rapports du poids, du titre et de la valeur réelle, avec leurs diverses empreintes.

      A Paris, Chez L’Auteur, Duminil-Lesueur, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1806 - In-folio [380 x 250 mm] ; (2)-XL-250 pp.-1 f. non ch. [recto : Errata/verso : Avis au relieur]-188 planches hors texte et 1 pl. in-texte (p. 265), pleine basane, dos lisse amplement restauré, roulette or d’encadr. sur les plats, piqûres et rousseurs sans gravité, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Édition originale rare et bien complète de son supplément in fine (pp. 232 à 250). On joins le rarissime prospectus de ce précieux recueil. FIRST EDITION. GOOD COPY. COMPLET [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoria chirurgica sui piedi torti congeniti dei fanciulli e sulla maniera di correggere questa deformità.

      Pavia, Giuseppe Comini 1806 - In- 8°, m. pergamena recente con angoli. 88 pp. e 5 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. Esemplare intonso con barbe. Pregevole seconda edizione. " Con questa memoria, ormai di valore classico sul piano della storiografia, lo Scarpa non solo fece conoscere la deformità e ne pose l' impostazione didattica, dal lato diagnostico, curativo e prognostico, ma conferì impronta scientifica alla stessa Ortopedia, intesa come Disciplina della cura di deviazioni dell' eumorfia del corpo umano." Bader, Genesi ed evoluzione dell' ortopedia in Italia, pp. 101-108. " First accurate desription of the pathological anatomy of congenital club-foot" (Garrison & Morton, 4308 per l' ed. 1803). Hirsch, V, p. 45. Valentin, Gershichte der Ortopadie, p. 80. Biok, Source book of orthopaedics, pp. 153, 265. Monti, Antonio Scarpa in his scientific history, pp. 61-62. LA NASCITA DELL' ORTOPEDIA IN ITALIA. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CODICE DI NAPOLEONE IL GRANDE PEL REGNO D'ITALIA. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE E LA SOLA UFFICIALE.

      Milano Reale Stamperia 1806 8° Pagine 524 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi oro al dorso lievemente abraso. Ottimo esemplare. Rara prima edizione del celebre Codice, fondamento di tutti i codici civili moderni, basato sui principi della rivoluzione francese di libertà ed eguaglianza di tutti i cittadini, sulla separazione fra diritto civile ed ecclesiastico, sull'inviolabilità della proprietà. In seguito esso divenne il modello di riferimento per la maggior parte dei Codici Civili del mondo, incluso il Codice Civile Italiano del 1865. Il Codice Napoleonico fu introdotto a partire dal 1804 in tutte le nazioni sotto il controllo francese. Walker: ""The code was introduced in 1804 not only into France, but into areas then under French control, Belgium, Luxembourg, parts of western Germany, and northwestern Italy and was later introduced into other countries conquered by France, such as the Netherlands in 1809, and before 1815 it had been accepted voluntarily by various smaller European states. In the nineteenth century it was adopted or copied in various European and Latin American countries. In Louisiana the Civil Code of 1825 (revised 1870) was closely connected with the Code Napoleon. The Albertine Code of Piedmont (1848) and the Italian Civil Code of 1865 similarly owed much to it"". In Italia uscirono nello stesso anno due diverse edizioni originali, una con il testo francese e italiano, l'altra, come la presente, nella sola lingua italiana. In fine, a pagina 524, la ""Tavola delle distanze da Milano a tutti i Capo-luoghi dei Dipartimenti regolate col ragguaglio del miriametro al miglio italiano""."

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        Memoirs of the Life of the late Lord Horatio Nelson,Peer of Great-Britain.Duke of Bronti.Rear Admiral of the Blue.Knight of the Bath,etc,etc.Who Fell In the Hour of Victory ,in the action of the 21st of October,1805,between the British and Combined Fleets of France and Spain,off Cape Trafalgar,near Cadiz.In which are enumerated tThe Whole Of His Actions,minutely recorded: interspersed with anecdotes of that GREAT NAVAL HERO.

      Fryer and Clark. Cornerof Second -street & Market-space., Baltimore 1806 - This is a unique printing of this book.Do NOT confuse it with similar titles.Original green self wraps bound into a modern green cloth binding with a bookplate from the New Hampshire Historical Society on the free front end paper.Gilt title to the spine.The corners of the pages are creased.Free front end paper and title page have signatures.(?)There is also a hand written note on the free rear end paper signed C.Harrington. The book has a brief description of the life of Nelson.There are brief chapters on the Battle with the Spaniards off Cape St. Vincent,The Battle of the Nile,Battle of Copenhagen.Description of gifts to Lord Nelson from the British allies with their value.Lord Nelson's Arms.The death of Lord Nelson. An exceptionally rare book. Copac and OCLC locate no copies of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TABLEAUX HISTORIQUES DES CAMPAGNES D'ITALIE, DEPUIS L'AN IV JUSQU'A LA BATAILLE DE MARENGO; suivis du Précis des operations de l'Armee d'Orient, des détails sur les cérémonies du Sacre, des Bulletins officiels de la Grande Armée et de l'armée d'Italie dans tout le cours de la dernière guerre d'Allemagne, jusqu'à la paix de Presbourg.

      Edit. Auber. Imp. L. É. Herhan. París, 1806 - . 57 cm. Frontis (Napoleon a caballo), grabado por Carle Vernet, XVI-122-59 pág. Ilustr. con 24 grabados calcográficos de Duplessi-Bertaux y un mapa a doble página, fuera del texto. Enc. de época en cartoné, deslucido, con el lomo de piel, y persentado en caja. * Interesante obra sobre las campañas napoleónicas, bellamente impresa y con bellos grabados. Las vistas fueron tomadas en los mismos lugares donde ocurrieron los acontecimientos que se narran; y los grabados se hicieron a partir de los dibujos de Carle Vernet, y ejecutadas por Duplessis-Bertaux. Según Barbier, el texto podría ser de Pierre-Auguste-Marie Miger. De la página 103 a 122 contiene "Précis historique de l'Expédition d'Egypte", y a partir de la página 123 "Précis historique de la campagne d'Allemagne". Las vistas fueron tomadas en los mismos lugares donde ocurrieron los acontecimientos que se narran. Los grabados se hicieron a partir de los dibujos de Carle Vernet, y grabadas por Duplessis-Bertaux. Según Barbier, el texto podría ser de Pierre-Auguste-Marie Miger. De la página 103 a 122 contiene Précis historique de l'Expédition d'Egypte. Napoleònica Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Edgeworth] Leonora

      J. Johnson, London 1806 - Two volumes. Bound in contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spines. Moderate wear to calf, some splitting along margins of spine, one very small piece missing from top of one spine. Internally very clean and bright. Quite a scarce Edgeworth title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES

      1806 - [AITKEN, Jane, publ.]. [General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States]. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; The Larger Catechism Ratified and Adopted by the Synod of New-York & Philadelphia; The Shorter Catechism, Ratified and Adopted.; The Form of the Government and Discipline of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, 1806. First edition, four imprints bound as one. Small 8vo., full leather stamped in gilt to spine. Ink ownership to pastedowns. Offsetting to endpapers, some light foxing to text. Considerable wear to boards, with joints cracked, and skimming to spine partially obscuring label that appears to have read "Confessions of Faith". A scarce copy by early American female printer Jane Aitken. About very good.

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        Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem Sive Escaetarum

      London - The House of Commons, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting record of deaths, listing all land owners who held his lands under various forms of feudal land tenure directly from the king. Written in Latin, with a dedication to King George III in English. Transcript of the official calendars revised and corrected with the originals by Mr. Robert Lemon, chief clerk in the Tower. Inquisitions post mortem are among the most 'genealogist-friendly' of records, and were a mainstay of traditional medieval genealogy. These were enquiries, undertaken after the death of a feudal tenant in chief, to establish what lands were held and who should succeed to them. Printed by command of His Majesty George III. In pursuance of an address of The House of Commons ofGreat Britain. Volume one of the original four. Covering the reign of Henry III and ends with the third year of Richard III. Condition: In original publisher's binding. Externally, rubbed, with heavy wear to the extremities and spine. Front board is detached and rear board is held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from the odd spot and handling mark. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD INDEED interior..

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        LETTERS FROM THE MOUNTAINS; Being the Real Correspondence of a Lady Between the Years 1773 and 1803. In three volumes

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. Three volume set. This first edition is not recorded in Howes or Sabin. Bound in contemporary (circa 1806) dark green cloth with maroon spine label with gilt lettering. Vol I: viii, 262 pages of text. Vol II: [ii], 288 pages. Vol III: [ii], 324 pages. Pages have occasional minor scattered foxing. Title pages have discreet previous owner's name in ink at top margin. Measures 7-1/16" tall. The "Lady" in title is Mrs. Philip Schuyler. Tight and attractive, with no major faults. Variant of: Howes G303; Sabin 28296.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Cours Elementaire De Fortification Ou Elemens De L'art De Construire. Volume 2 ONLY.

      Valade., Paris. 1806 - 215-623pp, 7 folding plates, tables. . Volume2 ONLY. '.attaquer et defendre les retranchemens et les places, a l'usage des Elves de l'Ecole speciale imperiale militaire; redige d'apres les ordres de M.le General Bellavene, Commandant en second, Directeur des etudes de ladite Ecole, et dedie A sa Majeste Le Roi de Hollande, connetable de l'Empire Francais. One plate has misfold and edge damage but this does not affect image, light wear to boards, one corner worn and others starting. Stamps of a Polish military library to A1, title page and Page 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTAZIONI sulla storia antica di Bagnacavallo del Sig.

      Conti,, Faenza, 1806 - in-4, pp. 188, LXXI, leg. carta color. coeva con tass. mss al d. Rara ediz. orig. Le pagine con numerazione romana sono di "Appendice ai documenti citati nelle dissertazioni". Con una tav. ripiegata con l'albero genealogico dei Conti Malvicini o Malabocca di Bagnacavallo, altri alberi nel testo. Lozzi 271. [MM6-381]

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        Der Rheinische Bund. Eine Zeitschrift historisch-politisch-statistisch-geographischen Inhalts. Herausgegeben in Gesellschaft sachkundiger Männer von P. A. Winkopp.,

      J.C.B. Mohr, J.F. Wenner, Frankfurt am Mayn / Kopp, Offenbach / Dessauer, Aschaffenburg 1806 -(1813),. - Einbände stärker fleckig, nachgedunkelt und berieben, Titelrückenschilder fehlen teils, teils nur fragmentarisch vorhanden, bei einigen Bänden Deckel und Innendeckel / Vorsätze verfärbt durch alten Feuchtigkeitsschaden, bei einem Band Einband, Innendeckel und einige wenige Seiten schimmelfleckig, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, vollständig sehr selten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 8°, teils Pergament-, teils Halbpergament-Einbände der Zeit, Bände 1 - 23 (alles Erschienene) und ein "Hauptregister über die Hefte 28-60",

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        Tablettes Chronologiques et Documentaires, pour servir à l'Etude de l'Histoire Civile et Militaire de la France, depuis l'arrivée de Jules César dans les Gaules, jusqu'à nos jours. Contenant une Notice Elémentaire sur les principaux événemens, et particulièrement sur les Guerres, Siéges, Batailles, Combats et Traités les plus remarquables.

      A Fontainebleau, chez l'Auteur, Lequatre, 1806. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-8. 161pp. + 157pp. (i.e. 159). Demi-veau ancien (dos refait). Edition Originale très rare de ces tablettes qui proposaient une énumération chronologique des principaux événements politiques et militaires de l'histoire de France. Elle fut imprimée à Fontainebleau où l'auteur était professeur d'histoire à l'Ecole Spéciale Impériale Militaire, plus tard déplacée à St-Cyr (Yvelines) dont elle prit le nom. Pierre Nicolas Chantreau (1741-1808) avait notamment séjourné en Espagne comme professeur de français pendant une vingtaine d'années, à l'occasion desquelles il écrivit le meilleur manuel espagnol de langue française ("Arte de hablar bien francés", 1781). Cet ouvrage est si rare que nous n'en avons trouvé aucun exemplaire répertorié dans les collections publiques françaises. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language (Volume one)

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, R. Baldwin, [et al.]. 1806. The Ninth edition, corrected and revised. Volume one only (of two). Thick quarto. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait plate. Contemporary full calf, all edges marbled. Owner's signature in neat ink on the front flyleaf. The binding is worn, with the front board and preliminary gathering both neatly detached, else a very good copy of this classic work. .

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        L'ARTE DE CONNAITRE LES HOMMES PAR LA PHYSIONOMIE [.]. NOUVELLE ÉDITION, CORRIGÉE [.].

      PRUDHOMME, Paris 1806 - 10 volumes In-8°Fine early XIX century binding in brown skin; gilt spines with 5 raised bands, with title and autohr. (10) - CXXVIII - 412; (4) - VIII - 271; (IV) - 8 - 342; (4) - IV - 395; (4) - VIII - 388; (4) - VIII - 296; (4) - VIII - 312; (4) - VIII - 304; from XVII to XXIV - from I to XVI - from XXV to XXXVI - VIII - 340; (4) - IV - 271 numbered pages, included the half-title and title-page of each volume. French text. A lot of etchting illustrations, numbered from 1 to 599, included the author's portrait (frontispice of the first volume), the varied vignettes of each title-page, little vignettes in the text and the other plates not included in the text, some with more than a picture, for a total of abot 2.500 physiognomical pictures. In volume IX, plates 526-599 impressed with sanguine ink; in volume X (plate 600) title page impressed with coloured inks. This is the most appreciated and valuable edition of the physiognomical essays written by Lavater, a well-known swiss philosopher. The Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente were printed the first time in german language in Leipzig and Winthertur between 1775 and 1778, in 4 illustrated volumes. The 1806-1809 edition was printed also in-4°, but with avant- lettre plates. In the Paris edition there are, besides the author's biography, oservations about other physiognomy's essays by Della Porta, Camper and Gall . M. Vincent directed the execution of the plates: someone of them are fine silhouettes. In volume IX there is a comparation of human physiognomy with the animals' snouts. In each volume there in and index of illustrations. In volume X (1809) there is a thematic index by L. Prudhomme. A fine copy; in volume IX, an ancient restauration in the first three leaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dimostrazioni dell' emissario del lago albano

      Paris 1806 - This print was published between 1806-1833. John Wilton-Ely 620No watermark is presentFrom the series "Descrizione e Disegno dell'Emissario del Lago Albano"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 Fi

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