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        The Heathery; Or A Monograph Of Genus Erica

      London: Richard Taylor, 1806. 3/4 Leather. Fine. 8vo. Vol 3 only of 6. 50 beautiful hand colored plates. modern brown 3/4 morocco.

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        EHON NOYAMA GUSA

      1806 - [EHON] Tachibana YASUKUNI. EHON NOYAMA GUSA. 5 vols. bound in one [gappon], Bunka 3 [1806]] Osaka. Yanagihara Kihei. 22.0 x 15.9 cm. Original covers and title label, string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro- toji. Delicate and lovely botanical prints throughout. Surprisingly unusual work complete, though this is a reprint done after the original edition of 1755. Complete, in a tied paper wrappered case. (See Bartlett & Shiohara 126 and Kerlen p. 121) Fairly good condition and impressions, with its faults, still an important and impressive work.

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        Framed Commemorative Glass Print

      1806. unbound. This print commemorating the Death of Admiral Nelson was published by Peter Barnaschina on February 1, 1806 [73 Leather Lane, Holborn]. It measures 10 x 14 inches and titled: "A Tribute of Gratitude to British Valour and Intrepidity." Vivid colors with just a hint of fading at the bottom text, as is common with this issue. Housed in its original frame, measuring 12 x 16 inches, with a replacement wood backing containing remnants of a British tabloid dated 1862 (still adhered). Very good condition overall. Accompanied by the book "Nelson Commemorated in Glass Pictures" by Le Quesne, Antique Collectors Club, 2001, with the above glass print prominently illustrated as plate No. 44 on page 66.

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        Opere I. Vita di Benvenuto Cellinin orefice e scultore fiorentino da lui medesimo scritta, nella quale si leggono molte importanti notizie appartenenti alle Arti ed alla storia del secolo XVI. Ora per la prima volta ridotta a buona lezione ed accompagnata

      Dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1806 - Milan, Dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1806-1811. 3 vol. in 8 de XXVIII-465-[1 b., 1]pp., XLVI-502-[1]pp., LX-417-[1 b.,1]pp., reliure en dos percaline marron postérieure, filets estampés, titre doré, frontispice du volume 1 orné d'un portrait de l'artiste, frontispice du volume 2 orné d'une oeuvre de l'artiste, quelques rares rousseurs, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) fut un sculpteur, orfèvre et écrivain. Il sculpta des tombeaux de la cathédrale de Pise, en 1519 à Rome il devint vendeur de médailles antiques, puis travailla à Fontainebleau pour François Ier où il fabriqua une salière royale et la nymphe de Fontainebleau, qui lui fut attribuée en 1824 par Cicognara. Il retourna à Florence où il travailla pour Cosme Ier. Condamné à quatre ans d'emprisonnement pour comportement sexuel déviant, c'est en captivité qu'il écrivit son principal ouvrage, son livre autobiographique. Il commença à l'écrire en 1557 et rajouta des passages en 1566-1567, il ne put le finir avant sa mort et le livre resta inachevé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'amour, considéré dans les lois réelles, et dans les formes sociales de l'union des sexes

      Cérioux, Arthus Bertrand, février 1806, Paris - In-8. Collation : (4), XV, (1), 13-287, (1) pp. (avec quelques erreurs de pagination). Demi-basane brune, dos orné, double étiquettes rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition. "Sénancour étudie l'amour et les questions qui s'y rattachent en dehors des idées répandues et consacrées par les législateurs religieux et politiques. La cause du divorce est plaidée avec talent. Le style est d'une élégante simplicité, d'une fermeté virile, qualités qui n'étaient pas suffisantes pour le rendre bien populaire ; mais l'auteur creuse si profondément et si hardiment son sujet qu'on peut reconnaître en lui l'un des précurseurs du socialisme en fait de questions morales, bien entendu. Il était pour le surplus contre-révolutionnaire, et il avait été obligé d'émigrer." Gay I, 810. Clouzot, Guide du bibliophile français 252 : "Rare et recherché." Bon exemplaire.

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        Natürliche Magie oder Erklärung verschiedener Wahrsager und natürlicher Zauberkünste. Zweyte verbesserte Auflage

      Berlin und Stettin, Fr. Nicolai 1806.. Mit 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. VIII, 230 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Clarke/Blind 30; Poggendorff I, 818; Ackermann V, 804; Graesse BMP 115 - Interessante Sammlung chemischer und physikalischer Experimente, Rechen- und Zahlenkunststücke, Entfesslungskünste, Kartenkunststücke, über Wahrsagen, Onymantie, Hydromantie etc. - Etwas berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Papierbedingt gebräunt u. braunfleckig.

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        The First Settlers of Virginia, an Historical Novel, Exhibiting a View of the Rise and Progress of the Colony at James Town, a Picture of Indian Manners, the Countenance of the Country, and its Natural Productions. The second Edition, considerably enlarged

      New York: Printed for I. Riley and Co, 1806 - The first fictional account of the Pocahontas legend, first printed for the author in 1805 under the title Captain Smith and Princess Pocahontas; this expanded version appeared in the same year, with "A Memoir of the Author" at pp. 275-284, with the new title exactly as above, and with the preliminary extracts of reviews, including Charles Brockden Brown's recommendation of the work as "purely American." Only a few copies are known of the 1805 'second Edition." Van Doren notes that Davis' two books on Smith and Pocahontas comprise "the first treatment of the most persistent American legends." His chief enthusiasm was for the Indians of America, who "in humanity and all the softer emotions.will rival the most polished nations of the world." (Davis' Travels) Second edition, second printing. 12mo. Frontispiece,[i]-[xii], [13]-284pp, missing pp. ix-x. Contemporary sheep, red leather spine label; joints splitting first 2 signatures loose. Not in Wright; Wegelin, p. 18; Sabin 18849; Shaw & Shoemaker 10259 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reize naar de Middellandsche Zee, in de jaren 1777, 1778 en 1779.

      - Haarlem, François Bohn, 1806.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With 2 engraved plates (1 folding). XVIII,293,(1) pp.* Original Dutch edition. - The first voyage (1778 - 1779) to the Mediterranean by the Dutch naval-officer Cornelius de Jong van Rodenburgh (1762-1838), made in the ship Thetis, includes Malta, Cerigo, Zea and Negrponte to Constantinople and Asia Minor. - (Some waterstaining at the end).Tiele 552; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Atabey Collection 620; Roeper & Wildeman, Reizen op papier, p. 104. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia : illustrated with maps / by John Bell, of Antermony

      Edinburgh : printed for William Creech, and sold by John Murray, ... London, 1806, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Single Volume EditionVery good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt bands to spine. Some wear to spine bands with panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. All edges speckled. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 616 pages; Description: xiv, 616p. : 2 fold-out maps (collated) ; 21.5cm. Subjects: Asia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Russia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. China - Foreign relations - Russia. Russia - Foreign relations - China. With folded maps: "A map of Mr. Bell's journeys from St. Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople." and: "A map of Mr. Bell's journey from Moscow to Pekin." Bound with: "Journal of the residence of Mr de Lange, ... At the court of Pekin, during the years 1721 and 1722. Translated from the French" p. [403]-531.

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        Traite de la Premiere Dentition et des Maladies Souvent tres graves

      Paris, 1806. First Edition. Original plain pink wrappers & paper label. Very good; untrimmed; wrappers dusty with moderate wear. 8vo., There is one plate. An interesting book on pediatric dentition. The author also adapted a scalpel for the specific dental function of assisting eruption of the first teeth by 'scoring' the gum; the instrument is depicted in the book. The general commentary is accompanied by case studies thuis making it a valuable reference for theory and practice of the day. Heirs # 1147.

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

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

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        Spitzenbildchen] - Sancta Helena.

      -,, o.O., 1806 - Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. o.O., -, o. J. [um 1806]. ca.11,8 x 7,8 cm [Blatt]. Altkoloriertes und goldgehöhtes Spitzenbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Im Rahmenbereich auf der Rückseite beschrieben, daort auch datiert 1806 anläßlich des Todes der M. A. Helena Baumeister. - Rand alt beschnitten, im Bereich der Spitze eine Falte dadurch etw. knittrig sowie Fehlstelle (ca. 2 x 0,5 cm). - Entzückende Spitzenarbeit. Deutsch

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendent l'année 1803; suivi d'un mémoire sur le commerce de cette mer, et de notes sur les principaux ports commerçans

      Paris: Chez Bossange, 1806.

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        Storia universale sacra, e profana, composta d'ordine delle reali principesse di Francia [.]. Tomo primo (-XXXIV).

      Venedig, Giovanni Antonio Curti, 1802-1806. - 34 Bände. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen und Resten von Bibliotheksetiketten am Schwanz. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Zweite italienische Ausgabe der erstmals 1754 auf Französisch erschienenen Universalgeschichte Hardions (1686-1766), Lehrer der Prinzessinnen von Frankreich. - Die Einbände an den Kapitalen teils etwas lädiert; vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Rückenfehlstellen. Recht selten; in Italien nur in 2 Bibliotheken nachweisbar (Biblioteca nazionale Marciana, Venedig; Biblioteca Civica Ricottiana; Voghera). - Dekorative Reihe. Vgl. Jöcher/Adelung II, 1799. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbors, Capes, and Headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Very Good. 1806. Leather Bound. One half of spine on one side is split with the front cover. Pencilled inscription by previous owner, and provenance, on first free page. Thirteen maps, including three fold-outs. One fold-out map has been repaired with tape on some seams (Bay of Chesapeake). Another fold-out chart has two one inch closed tears at seams, no tape (Long Island Sound). ; 13 maps, including 3 folding. Heavy brown leather covers with paste-on leather title on spine. Tight binding and clean text. One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: bookshelfmaine.com and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed. ; Folding Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 408 pages .

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        Ideen zu einer Physiognomik der Gewächse. (Vorgelesen in der öffentlichen Sitzung der Königl. Preuss. Academie der Wissenschaften am 30. Januar 1806). Ein Abdruck für Freunde.

      (Berlin 1806). pp. 29. Contemporary blue wrappers, title in contemporary writing on frontcover. A rare privately printed publication for friends only of a lecture held at the Royal Academy of Science in Berlin.//Stafleu & Cowan 3140; Löwenberg 340.

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        An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D. Late Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. Including many of his original letters.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and William Creech.[et al.], 1806. - Two volumes, quarto. . [12, including imprimatur leaf, title-page, dedication, directions to the binder and erratas for each volume], 409, [1, blank]; [4, imprimatur leaf and title-page], 431, [1, blank], pp. Engraved frontispiece in Volume I, seven facsimile plates, and one plate of music. Without half-titles. Contemporary calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style. Gilt-decorated flat spines. Contemporary booksellersÕ labels of T. Wickham, Maidstone. Some light staining to boards, light foxing to first and last few leaves, some offsetting from plates. A very good, clean copy. First edition of this early biography of poet, moral philosopher and literary critic James Beattie (1735Ð1803). Compiled by a close friend, it is largely made up of BeattieÕs letters, linked together by comments from Forbes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La reconquista de Buenos Ayres. Rasgo Encomiastico.

      [Colophon] Buenos Aires, En la Real Imprenta de los Niños Expositos, 1806. - Caption title. 4 pp. 4°, unbound, unsewn, uncut. Slight marginal soiling; tear in upper margin of both leaves, continuing into two lines of text. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. Anonymous document praising the heroic stance of the people of Buenos Aires for their success in ousting the British troops that invaded the city June 27, 1806.---- Furlong 787 (describing 2 states of this edition: one which is unfoliated; and another [like ours] which is paginated). Medina @Buenos Aires 337: quoting Alsina Collection, pp. 142-144 regarding the anonymity of the author: "No hemos podido averigüar, dicen los compiladores de esta Collección, quien sea el autor." NUC: InU, RPJCB. OCLC: 55250978 (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Biblioteca Nacional de España); 460921825 [?] (Bibliothèque Nationale de France); 497324087 (British Library). Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Copac repeats the British Library copy only. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoire sur la fabrication des armes portatives de guerre. WITH Instruction sur les armes a feu et armes blanches portatives, a l'usage des troupes francaises.

      Chez Magimel for both 1806 for both, Paris - TWO SEPARATE WORKS BOUND TOGETHER. Scattered very light foxing, most of text quite bright, elaborately gilt calf spine (worn but not dry) with simulated leather paper-covered boards heavily rubbed (probably a late 19th c. repair). Binding is structurally quite sound. Both are rare books on Napoleonic weapons written during the period. For the Instruction. OCLC lists 5 locations, only one in the US (US Army Military Institute). Quarter calf, 8vo. 2 folding tables (same sheet, correct); 2 folding tables on 2 plates in 2nd vol (correct). Pagination: viii, 230; 48. Both collate complete. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Abridgment of Universal Geography, Together with Sketches of History. Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies in the United States

      Boston: John West; David Carlisle, Printer. 1806. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition [1806]. Scarce non-fiction title by the British-American novelist and stage actress best known for her book, Charlotte Temple. Well-kept copy in full calf with gilt-lettered red spine label, gilt spine ruling, iv, [1], 14-302 plus one page entitled Advertisement by the Author which also includes errata. Unusual pagination at the beginning of the book, no contents missing. Some overall rubbing and shelfwear, firm joints and text block, front free endpaper excised, short closed tear to one leaf with no loss of text, tiny margin note to another, pages uniformly age-toned with fairly light foxing, name in pencil on front pastedown.

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        Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie, gesammelt auf einer Reise nach den Tropen-Ländern des neuen Kontinents, in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 und 1804. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von dem Erstern.

      Tübingen, bey F.C. Cotta/ Paris, bey Levrault, Schoell und Compagnie, 1806. 4to (342 x 250mm). pp. x, 212. Contemporary blue boards (a bit worn). All published however, without the 14 plates. "Diese deutsche Fassung wurde von Humboldt selbst bearbeitet oder beaufsichtigt... Für den Abbruch des Unternehmens waren neben Misshelligkeiten zwischen Schoell und Cotta wohl die für den deutschen Buchhandel ungünstigen Zeitverhältnisse verantwortlich" (Fiedler & Leitner 4.5.3). "Die übersetzung des Werkes blieb unvollendet, sie beschränkte sich nur auf drei Lieferungen" (Löwenberg 112). The volume comprises the flollowing monographs: Über das Zungenbein und den Kehlkopf der Vögel, der Affen, und des Krokodills; Über den Löwen-Affen, eine neue Species aus den Missionen des Putumayo; Über den Eremophilus und den Astroblepus, zwey neue Fisch-Gattungen aus der Ordnung der Apoden; Über eine neue unterirdische Art der Fisch-Gattung Pimelodes, welche von den Vulkanen des Königreichs Quito in grosser Menge ausgeworfen wird; Beobachtung über den elektischen Aal des neuen Welttheils, (Gymnotus electricus. Linn.); Über eine neue Art von Gymnotus aus dem Magdalenenstrom; Versuch einer Naturgeschichte des Condor. (Vultur gryphus Linn.); Cuvier, G. Anatomische Untersuchungen über die von den Naturforschern bis jetzt für zweifelhaft gehaltenen Reptilien, angestellt bey Gelegenheit des Axolotl, den Hr. von Humboldt aus Mexico nach Europa gebracht hat.//Fiedler & Leitner, Alexander von Humboldts Schriften 4.5.3; Löwenberg, Alexander von Humboldt 112.

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        République des Champs Elysées, ou Monde Ancien.

      P.-F. De Goesin-Verhaeghe, Gand 1806 - 3 volumes, in-8 ( 235x145 mm ) demi toile verte chagrinée, titre et tomaison dorés sur dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, en tête et queue.Ouvrage dans lequel on démontre principalement : Que les Champs Elysées et l'Enfer des Anciens sont le nom d'une ancienne épublique d'homme justes et religieux, située à l'extrémité septentrionale de la Gaule, et surtout dans les îles du Bas-Rhin.Que cet enfer a été le premier sanctuaire de l'initiation aux mystères et qu'Ulysse y a été initié.que la Déesse Circé est l'emblême de l'Eglise élysienne. Que l'Elysée est le berceau des Arts, des Sciences et de la Mythologie.Que les Elysiens, nommés aussi, sous d'autres rapports, Atlantes, Hyperboréens, Cimmériens, &c, ont civilisé les anciens peuples, y compris les Egyptiens et les Grecs.que les Dieux de la Fable ne sont que les emblêmes des institutions sociales de l'Elysée. Que la Voûte céleste est le tableau de ces institutions et de la philosophie des Législateurs Atlantes.Que l'Aigle céleste est l'emblême des Fondateurs de la Nation gauloise.que les poètes Homère et Esiode sont originaires de la Belgique, &c.Ouvrage posthume de M. Charles-Joseph de Grave, ancien Conseiller du Conceil en Flandres, Membre du Conseil des Anciens.- Tome I. 266, 48 pages.Idée générale de l'origine de la mythologie, de la civilisation des peuples et des constellations. Des Gaulois : Doctrine des Druides. Origine des Gaulois : Pluton, Dieu de l'Enfer, leur fondateur. Champs Elysées : leur situation à l'extrémité de la Gaule. L'Enfer, sa situation, sa nature : étymologie du mot Hel, Enfer, ses habitans nommés Cimmériens. Jardin des Hespérides. La Patrie des Dieux. L'Atlande, sa situation, étymologie de son nom, ainsi que de ceux d'Uranus, d'Atlas, de Saturne. L'Atmantide, berceau des Arts et des Sciences.Géographie ancinne. Delphes. Explication de la fable des deux aigles. Des Phéniciens, l'Afrique, l'Ethiopie, l'Europe, Az, Azie, Ans, Anséatique, Espagne, Bretagne. Indiens, Scythes, Celtes, Gaule, Cimbres, Cimmériens, Atlantes, Cocyte, Cerbère, Hercule, etc.Table alphabétique des Matières.- Tome II. 251, 41 pages.Circé, emblême de l'Eglise élysienne. Ulysse. Enfer ou îles Bataves. Tribunal de Minos. Les Parques. Asphodèle. Evocation des morts. Isles d'AEa. Iles du Bas-Rhin. Rhin. Hyperboréens. Arimaspiens. Constellations des deux Ourses et du nom des Pôles. Ile de Trinacrie. Scylla et Charybde. Neptune. Minerve. Brackmannes. Bacchus. Mages de la Perse. Prêtres chaldéens. Egypte. Arabes, du Croissant et de Diane. Ham, lac de Moeris. Pyramides, Sphinx de Thèbes, Oedipe, Esope, Lokman? Labyrinthe d'Egypte, etc.Table alphabétique des Matières.- Tome III. 266, 58 pages.Origine de la civilisation des Atlantes. Atlas. Saturne. Origine civile des Germains. Mannus, Manas, fondateur des Germains. Premières divisions du temps. Samedi saturdag. Dimanche Sontag, Lundi Maendag. Jours de la Semaine. Le Zodiaque. La Sphère et constellations. Panthéon. Thoth des égyptiens. La ngue teutone. Art d'écrire. Arithmétique. Géométrie. Dieu. Sacrifice de la Messe. Gui de Chêne. Origine du mot Marier. Des Druides. Origine des villes de Bruges, Gand, Westminster, Londres, Paris. etc. Conclusion : Songe de Scipion.Table alphabétique des Matières. Esotérisme

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments.

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan 1806 - 4to. (1288) pp. plus 3 blank leaves with an old manuscript potted family history covering the first half of the 19th century. A fine later binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of plain brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very attractive copy.

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        ABRIDGEMENT OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY; TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF HISTORY

      1806 - ROWSON, Susanna. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY; TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF HISTORY. DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES IN THE UNITED STATES. Boston: Printed for John West, [1806]. First edition. 12mo. iv,13-302 pp. 'The Advertisement by the Author,' which doesn't appear in all copies, and then it is usually bound at the end, is laid- down to front pastedown in this copy; it is chipped at fore-edge and has a paper adhesion at the top right corner. Bound in worn, contemporary leather which is rubbed all over, has shallow loss (1/8") at heel and crown, and rounded fore-corners. Moderate foxing, occasional thumbing, and some ink corrections to text. Contemporary ownerships, in both ink and pencil, on first text page and on rear flyleaf, along with some juvenile practice of writing and sums in pencil on flyleaf and (chipped) rear pastedown. Front free endpaper is lacking; first recto being the title page. One leaf (U3) has a closed tear. A well-used copy of a rare, early academic text by Susanna Rowson (1762-1824), the British-born American author/actress. Rowson emigrated to America at an early age, and although she and her family left during the Revolution, she returned to act with a Philadelphia theater company. On her retirement from the stage in the last decade of the 18th century, she headed a Boston girls' school until the 1820s. Her best known work is "Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth" (1791). (BAL 17010; Sabin 73602; Vail 596 - with a pub. date of 1805).

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        An Abridgment of Universal Geography, Together with Sketches of History. Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies in the United States

      John West; David Carlisle, Printer, Boston 1806 - First edition [1806]. Scarce non-fiction title by the British-American novelist and stage actress best known for her book, Charlotte Temple. Well-kept copy in full calf with gilt-lettered red spine label, gilt spine ruling, iv, [1], 14-302 plus one page entitled Advertisement by the Author which also includes errata. Unusual pagination at the beginning of the book, no contents missing. Some overall rubbing and shelfwear, firm joints and text block, front free endpaper excised, short closed tear to one leaf with no loss of text, tiny margin note to another, pages uniformly age-toned with fairly light foxing, name in pencil on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Views of Noblemen & Gentlemens Seats,,,

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

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        German Autograph Album

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

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        Synonymia insectorum, oder Versuch einer Synonymie aller bisher bekannten Insecten nach Fabricii Systema Eleutheratorum geordnet.

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

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        Les Métamorphoses

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

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        Fioretti lirici. Cantilènes italiennes. Paris, Pacini (um 1840). Quer 4°. 15 Bll. gest. Noten mit Text, mit lithogr. Titel u. 6 (getönt.) lithogr. Ansichten, Goldschn., OPbd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel.

      - Zum bedeutenden franz. Sänger, Komponisten und Gesangslehrer Gilbert Louis Duprez (1806-1896), der besonders in Italien große Erfolge feierte, vgl. MGG III, 973 ff.- So wählte ihn Gaetano Donizetti für die Rolle des Edgardo in der Uraufführung seiner Oper Lucia di Lammermoor 1835 am Teatro San Carlo in Neapel aus.- Enthält sechs Lieder für Piano u. Gesang, jeweils einer Stadt in Italien gewidmet mit entsprechenden Ansichten: Alla Luna. Memoria di Torino - Nice Infedele. Memoria di Milano. - La Malattia Lamento. Memoria di Venezia. - La Dichiarazione. Memoria di Firenze. - Il Sospiri. Memoria di Roma. - Gli Occhi d?Irene. Memoria di Napoli.- Vereinzelt gering fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. angestaubt.- Titel mit Widmung des Verfassers !# With lithogr. title and 6 (shaded) lithogr. plates with views, gilt edge, contemporary boards, covers gilt stamped.-See MGG III, 973 ff.- Gilbert Duprez (6 December 1806 ? 23 September 1896) was a French tenor, singing teacher and minor composer. His Italian career proceeded on a highly successful course. It embraced, among other things, two premieres of operas by Donizetti, namely, Parisina (in the role of Ugo) at Florence in 1832, and, more significantly, Lucia di Lammermoor (in the role of Edgardo) at Naples' San Carlo in 1835.- Contains six songs for the piano andsinging, each dedicated to a city in Italy with corresponding views: ?Alla Luna. Memoria di Torino - Nice Infedele. Memoria di Milano. - La Malattia Lamento. Memoria di Venezia. - La Dichiarazione. Memoria di Firenze. - Il Sospiri. Memoria di Roma. - Gli Occhi d?Irene. Memoria di Napoli?.- Few small stains, binding a little rubbed and dusty.- Title page with dedication by the author !Gilbert-Louis Duprez (Parigi, 6 dicembre 1806 ? Poissy, 23 settembre 1896) è stato un tenore, compositoree maestro di canto francese. In Italia, dove interpretò all'inizio soprattutto ruoli di tenore contraltino, la sua carriera italiana continuò dopo di allora con successo e con l'esecuzione, tra l'altro, di due prime rappresentazioni di due opere donizettiane, la Parisina (Ugo) a Firenze, nel 1832, e, soprattutto, la Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) al San Carlo di Napoli, nel 1835. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        TOILETTE DES DAMES, OU ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA BEAUTE

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

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        DESCRIPTION DE PARIS ET DE SES EDIFICES

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

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        Smoking Wolves From Their Earths./Les Loups Chasses De Leurs Tanieres Par La Fumee.

      Edward Orme, London 1806 - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. From Williamson's Oriental Field Sports: Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East. No. XXXIV. Drawing by Samuel Howitt, after Williamson, Edward Orme, excudit., J. Hamble, sculpt. Sheet size: 18 x 22 7/8". Inventory#: p531pmat.

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

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

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        THE POETICAL WORKS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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