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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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        Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France and Spain, and the adjoining Countries. From the Latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV. Newly translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss.

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806 - Twelve volumes. The second edition, with a life of the author, a criticism on his history and a dissertation on his poetry added. Full leather with gilt bands to the boards. Titles and date to the spine. These volumes are in very nice condition. The leather is sound with a little rubbing. The spines are somewhat faded (and the gilt of the titles has pretty much gone) but still an attractive work. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a little foxing to the pages. The Chronicles are an important part of the expression of Chivalry in fourteenth century England and France. Although sometimes inaccurate, and often ignoring the history of the "common people" the work is nevertheless an important window to the relationship between the two countries in this turbulent period. xv, [i], 1-315, [i]. xv, [i], 1-476., xv, [i], 1-459, [i]. xiii, [i], 1-383, [i]. xii, 1-384., xv, [i], 1-387, [i]., xi, [i], 1-414., xiv, 1-373, [i]., xvi, 1-372., x, 1-380., xi, [i], 1-379, [i]., viii, 1-197, [i], [index cxxxiv]. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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. - 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). 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cürieuse Bilder-Bibel oder Die vornehmsten Sprüche heiliger Schrifft in Figuren vorgestellt, wodurch dieselben der zarten Jugend auf eine angenehme und ergötzende Art bekannt gemacht werden können.

      Nürnberg, Raspeschen Buchhandlung, 1806 - Kl.8°, Fronti.-Radierung, 128 S. mit unzähligen Holzstich-Abb., alle altkoloriert., Privat.-Kart. d. Zeit, Berieben, Fronti mit kleinem Abriss am Seitensteg, etwas fingerfleckig und stockfleckig. Blätter 15/16 u. 33/34 fehlend. Neue verbesserte - Zur Kollation: Wie immer ohne die Seiten 15-16, die hier wie auch bei früheren Ausgaben wohl ausgelassen wurden. Radiertes Titelblatt, handkolorierte Holzschnitte als Rebusse (Bilderrätsel) in Text eingefügt. Mnemotechnische Anthologie bekannter Bibelsprüche, bei denen die Hauptworte durch rebusartige Holzschnitt-Illustrationen ersetzt sind. Am Schluß einer jeden Seite der vollständige typographische Text. - Inhaltlich mit der Ausgabe von 1806 übereinstimmend, jedoch abweichend gesetzt. - Dortmund Harenberg Kommunikation 1979. (149 S.; 128 Tafeln mit farbigen Bilderrätseln; Nachdruck einer Bilder-Bibel aus Nürnberg 1806. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thoughts upon Domestic or Private Education.

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Rome, 1806. - "H. Card" probably refers to Henry Card (1779-1844), who was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College, Oxford and wrote books on history (such as The History of the Revolutions of Russia to the Accession of Catherine the First, 1803, etc), religion (A Dissertation on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or, The Refutation of the Hoadlyan Scheme of It, 1820), and education, as well as novels (Beauford, or, A Picture of High Life, 1811). The author is critical of the education presently offered by Oxford, noting that it was the custom to send boys as young as twelve there. He argues for matriculation at the age of nineteen. H. Card" probably refers to Henry Card (1779-1844), who was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College, Oxford and wrote books on history (such as The History of the Revolutions of Russia to the Accession of Catherine the First, 1803, etc), religion (A Dissertation on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or, The Refutation of the Hoadlyan Scheme of It, 1820), and education, as well as novels (Beauford, or, A Picture of High Life, 1811). The author is critical of the education presently offered by Oxford, noting that it was the custom to send boys as young as twelve there. He argues for matriculation at the age of nineteen. Small octavo. pp. [3]-14, 86 pp. Dedicated to James Rigby, one of His Majesty's Honorable Council on the Isle of Trinidad. First and only edition. This is a rare work: OCLC notes only one copy, at the National Library of Scotland.

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        Message from the President of the United States, Communicating Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita, by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and Mr. Dunbar; with a Statistical account of the Countries Adjacent. February 19, 1806. Read, and ordered to lie on the table

      A. & G. Way, Printers, City of Washington 1806 - 171 pp, Octavo (approximately 9 x 6 inches). Illustrated with numerous charts, 2 foldout charts, diagrams and one large foldout map. Howes suggest this is earlier than the Senate issue. The first work to provide a real accounting of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase, and the first official publication with detailed information of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first section contains material which Meriweather Lewis communicated to Thomas Jefferson, and discussed their route, trade, the Indians encountered, the flora and fauna, and, of course, the geography of the land. The map, by Nicholas King, who is also supposed to have prepared this material for publication, was of the lower trans-Mississippi, drawn from Dunbar's survey, and is found in only a few copies (here in facsimile). The Sibley-Dunbar descriptions of the Texas-Louisiana frontier gave the first formal and satisfactory picture of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Streeter notes that "Two letters by Dr. Sibley.one on the Indian tribes of Texas and the other an account of the Red River and the adjacent country (see preceding lot), seem to be the first accounts of Texas in book form." The official leader of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis has been called "undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known." Meriwether Lewis was born August 18, 1774, near Charlottesville, Virginia, and was a boyhood neighbor of Thomas Jefferson. In 1794, Lewis joined the militia and, at the rank of Ensign, was attached to a sublegion of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne commanded by Lieutenant William Clark.As he made arrangements for the Expedition, Lewis concluded it would be desirable to have a co-commander. With Jefferson's consent, he offered the assignment to his friend and former commanding officer, William Clark also a native Virginian, born August 1, 1770, and thus 4 years older than Lewis.Their relationship ranks high in the realm of notable human associations. It was a rare example of two men of noble heart and conscience sharing responsibilities for the conduct of a dangerous enterprise without ever losing each other's respect or loyalty. Despite frequent stress, hardships, and other conditions that could easily have bred jealousy, mistrust or contempt, they proved to be self-effacing brothers in command and leadership. During their long journey, there is not a single trace of a serious quarrel or dispute between them.After the Expedition, Lewis was appointed Governor of the Louisiana Territory; Clark was promoted to Brigadier General and appointed to the Superintendency of Indian Affairs. Lewis, at age 35, died tragically and mysteriously on October 11, 1809, just three years after the Expedition. Clark lived a long and productive life in St. Louis, dying September 1 1838, at age 68. In deserved tribute, both Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are recognized members of that generation of our young nation's heroes who launched within themselves a drive of nationalistic vision and patriotic will that would form the spirit and richness of American history itself.The bountiful store of intelligence Lewis and Clark accumulated held far-reaching implications for the future of the new nation, both scientifically and politically. Many of its details, however, such as the natural history discoveries, didn't fully come to light until a century later, when the original journals were edited and published by Reuben Gold Thwaites. The completion of an accurate map of their route based on coordinates derived from the explorers' celestial observations, which was another of Jefferson's primary objectives, was not realized during his lifetime.However, the expedition did have one major outcome that was made available to the public well before the expedition was over. That was the "Estimate of the Eastern Indians," which Lewis and Clark compiled during the winter of 1804-05 and sent back on the keelboat that left Fort Mandan for [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Matthew Carey, Philadelphia 1806 - Full calf; Corners bumped, light foxing here and there throughout, owner's name; Charts [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opere.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1806 - Tre volumi di cm. 21, pp. xxviii, 465 (3); xlv, 502 (2); lx, 417 (3); lx, 417 (3). Ritratto di Cellini all'antiporta del primo volume e tavola raffigurante la statua di Perseo al secondo volume, il tutto inciso in rame. Bellissima legatura in mezza marocchino blu "glacé". Dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli e sguardie marmorizzati. Armi in oro al centro dei piatti. Bell'esemplare. Cfr. Gamba (340): "I due primi volumi contengono la Vita, accompagnata da note dell'editore Gio. Palamede Carpani. Il Vol. terzo contiene i Due Trattati dell'Oreficeria e della Scultura, coll'aggiunta di altre Operette. A' pregi che distinsero questa ristampa. si aggiunse anche quello di porgere al fine del volume terzo una doviziosa copia d'Indici si delle Opere del Cellini, si delle persone in esse nominate, si delle cose più importanti, e di quelle parole usate dall'Autore, che più si trovano degne di particolare osservazione.

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        Voyage à la partie orientale de la Terre-Ferme [Venezuela], dans l’Amérique méridionale, Fait pendant les années 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804 : Contenant la Description de la Capitainerie générale de Caracas, composée des Provinces de Venezuela, Maracaïbo, Varinas, la Guiane Espagnole, Cumana, et de l’Ile de la Marguerite ; Et renfermant tout ce qui a rapport à la Découverte, à la Conquête, à la Topographie, à la Legislation, au Commerce, aux Finances, aux Habitans et aux Productions des ces Provinces ; avec un aperçu des Mœurs et Usages des Espagnols, et des Indiens sauvages et civilisés. Avec une carte géographique, et les plans de la ville capitale et des ports principaux.

      A Paris, Chez Colnet, libraire, Fain et Compagnie, Debray, Mongie, Et F. Buisson, libraire, 1806 - 3 vol. in-8° ; (1)-558 pp.-1 gde carte repl. h.-t./(1)-469 pp./(1)-362 pp.-3 plans repl. h.-t. [Ville de Caracas-Port de La Goayre-Ville de Porto Cabello], plein veau havane, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, filets or, palette or, fleurons or, fleurons à froid, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, roulette or d’encadr. sur les plats, filet perlé or sur les chasses, filets or sur les coupes, qq. rousseurs, ex-libris, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire.« Relation très-estimée » (Leclerc, 433, Catalogue raisonné). Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p. 209 (42 pages d’études sur cette importante relation !). Chadenat, 559. Duviols, 132. Sabin, 19641. Manque à Kirchheimer. Édition originale fort rare. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludus Scacchiae: Chess-play: a game, both pleasant, wittie, and politicke: with certain brief instructions therevnto belonging, translated out of the Italian into the English tongue: containing also therein, a prety and pleasant poem of a whole game playe

      London: Harding and Wright, 1806? [16]+30+[2] pages with illustrations and diagram. Small quarto (10 1/2" x 7 1/2") in original boards and paper spine. 50 copies printed. Also appears as an appendix to the reprint of The paradise of dainty deuices by Richard Edwards (1810). (Whyld and Ravilious:1806:6) Reprint of the 1597 edition, variously dated 1806, 1809 and 1810.Slightly modernized extracts from the anonymous 1562 English translation of Questo libro da imparare giocare a scachi by Damiano of Odemira (signed G B), together with "Sacchia ludus" (English translation of the poem by Marco Girolamo Vida, signed W. [G] B) and a final leaf of verse "to the reader" (signed: G B) Some authorities have identified GB as G Blochimo, but this is an error (See "Chess bibliography", Chess Monthly volume 5, 1861 pages 134-6. The true identity of G B is unknown.

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        London, extending from the Head of Paddington Canal West, to the West India Docks East. with the proposed Improvements between The Royal Exchange & Finsbury Square.

      London: 1806 - Size: 350 × 540 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Folds as issued, map has been cleaned, some margins slim but overall in excellent condition. An attractive plan of London. Map extent: Pentonville - Limehouse - Newington Butts - Knightsbridge. Title top right corner, mileage scale top left corner. Extensive table of references and imprint below plan. Map squared for reference. City of London coloured in outline. Howgego; 240.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES, AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY

      Printed For Richard Phillips, London 1806 - London 1806, 2nd edition. Beautiful copy formerly owned by the Willard Asylum for the Insane/Willard State Hospital in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Willard stamps on the title page. Otherwise clean interior. Only mild age discoloration to the text pages. Two volumes bound in one. Vol. I: Observations on the Nature, and Various Kinds of Insanity; and the Appearances on Dissection. Vol. II: Observations on the Causes and Prevention of Insanity. Modern rebinding done in deep maroon half leather with pretty marbled paper over boards. Gilt lettering and details on spine. New end sheets. Lovely example of a milestone work in the field of psychology. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau historique et chronologique des suffragans ou co-évêques de Liége, pour servir à l'histoire ecclésiastique de ce pays [ ]

      Liège, Lemarié, 1806, - in-8, 1 f.-LIV-356 p., demi-maroq. à coins rouge, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, tête dorée, non rogné ; étui (Janssens). De Theux 827. Première édition (il existe deux remises en vente chez Lemarié en 1810 et 1823). L'exemplaire est complet de la notice historique sur le château et les anciens seigneurs d'Argenteau qui suit la dédicace au comte de Mercy-Argenteau ; cette notice de 54 pages ne se trouve que dans une partie du tirage. L’historien Simon-Pierre Ernst, [Aubel 1744 - Rolduc 1817] est aussi l’auteur de l’Histoire du Limbourg. Exemplaire superbe. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Antichita D\'albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista.

      Paris 1806 - John Wilton-Ely 638This 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

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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

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1806 - Quarto (261 × 204 mm). Recent half sprinkled calf on marbled boards, original spine and label laid down. Light browning throughout, some off-setting from the plates, self-off-setting to the engraved map, which has stain verso from old tape-repair on a fold, now restored with Japanese tissue, overall a very good copy. 19 hand-coloured aquatint plates after W. Alexander and S. Daniell, including 3 of Africa and 3 of Rio de Janeiro - one a folding view of the land round the harbour - 2 maps (one a coloured lithograph of Rio, the other an engraved chart of South Africa with route inked in red). First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached Cochin China via the city of Batavia on Java. The volume is also of Cook interest, as it describes finding Captain Cook's Resolution transformed into a smuggling whaler under the French flag." The "substance of the sketch" of Cochinchina "is taken from a manuscript memoir drawn up by Captain Barissy, a French naval officer who, having several years commanded a frigate in the service of the King of Cochinchina and being an able and intelligent man, had the means and the opportunity of collecting accurate information" (Preface). The African part of the volume - which "might perhaps, with more propriety, have formed an appendix" to Barrow's South African travels - relates to his "two missions into the interior in order to reconcile the Kaffirs and Boers and to obtain more accurate topographical knowledge of the colony. He visited most parts of the Cape Colony, including the countries of the Kaffirs, Hottentots and Bushmen. He conducted the first census of Cape Colony, undertook a few amateur geological surveys, and contrived an interview with Shaka, king of the Zulus" (Howgego). The son of a Lancashire journeyman tanner, Barrow was initially educated in the local grammar school, subsequently working as "as a clerk in a Liverpool iron foundry, as a landsman on a Greenland whaler, and as a mathematics teacher in a Greenwich academy preparing young men for a naval career" (ODNB). At this time he gave private tuition to Thomas Staunton, son of Sir George Staunton, to whom, as he later admitted, he 'was indebted for all the good fortune' of his life, which began with his service as comptroller of household to Lord Macartney's embassy. Today, Barrow is perhaps "best known for his Mutiny on the Bounty (1831) but, during his lifetime, his accounts of his travels in eastern Asia and southern Africa, published between 1801 and 1807, were better known and more influential. These established new standards for travel writing His interests ranged widely, but the great bulk of his output had a geographical focus, usually with an underlying imperial theme and a belief in progress and the superiority of British civilization Collectively, these activities established his pre-eminence within British geography". The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality." Bookplate of Charles Constant de Rebecque to the front pastedown, together with a modern collector's plate. A Swiss, a cousin of Benjamin Consant, Constant de Rebecque acted as an agent for the HEIC, making three trips to China for them, and publishing an account of his travels, Récits de Trois Voyages à la Chine. Abbey Travel 514; Cordier Sinica 2388-9; Cordier Indosinica 2424; Hill 66; Howgego, I, B36; Mendelssohn, I, p89; Sabin 3657; Tooley 86.

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        The Maritime Law of Europe. Translated from the French. In Two Volumes

      Printed by George Forman, 64, Water-Street, for I. Riley & Co., New-York 1806 - Contemporary tree calf, adequately rebacked, some staining; usable First edition in English of Azuni's treatise, influential upon the law of prize, well-known for its analysis of the Rhodian sea laws and the Consolato del Mare, and one of several works bearing upon American efforts to codify international law [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1- [SAINT ALLAIS (Nicolas Viton de)]. Histoire chronologique, généalogique et politique de la maison de Bade (.).Paris, chez l'Auteur, Millet, Artus Bertrand, 1807. viij, 372 p. et (4), 251 p. 2- BIGNON (Baron Louis-Pierre-Édouard). Coup d'oeil sur les démêlés des cours de Bavière et de Bade; Précédé de Considérations sur l'utilité de l'intervention de l'Opinion publique dans la Politique extérieure des Etats. Paris, Delaunay, 1818. (4), x, 116 p.

      - 2 ouvrages en 2 volumes in-8, reliure unifirme de demi-veau vert bronze de l'époque, dos ornés d'un décor romantique de 4 nerfs plats filetés or, dentelles et fers à froid estampés entrenerfs, tranches jaspées (qqs accrocs à la reliure). Edition originale de ces 2 ouvrages sur le Margraviat de Bade, composés au lendemain de sa transformation en Grand-duché de Bade et de son incorporation à la confédération du Rhin, mesures prises sous l'impulsion de Napoléon en 1806. (France Littéraire, VIII, 314. Guiguard, 4808). Bon exemplaire, bien relié. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        L'ANTI-ANGLOMANE, OU LETTRES D'UN ESPAGNOL SUR LA PERFIDIE DU GOUVERNEMENET D'ANGLETERRE CONTRE LE GENRE HUMAIN.

      Trad. Charles Le Brun. Imp. H. Bostock. Portoric, 1806 - . 21,5 cm. 6 h. VI-84 pág. Enc. tela, tejuelo. Ex-libris y marca de anterior poseedor en la portada.Anotaciones manuscritas en una de las hojas preliminares y alguna mancha de tinta en el margen de varias pág. * Edición rarísima de la cual no hemos hallado ninguna referencia. Teniendo en cuenta que se introdujo la imprenta en Puerto Rico en 1806, se trataría de un incunable puertorriqueño. Aunque bien podría tratarse de una edición clandestina, es decir, que los datos de la impresión fuesen falsos ya que no hemos hallado ninguna referencia sobre el impresor. Asimismo, tampoco hemos hallado referencias biobibliográficas sobre el traductor, Charles Le Brun, quien anota extensamente la obra de Pedro Estala. En estas anotaciones encontramos comentarios sobre los ataques e intentos de conquista de los ingleses a finales del siglo XVIII contra Puerto Rico y las islas del Caribe: por ejemplo, habla de la crueldad de los ingleses en la Martinica, la conquista de Guadalupe por parte de Victor Hugues, etc. Palau (83423) indica la existencia en español de otras ediciones americanas: Lima a costa de Guillermo del Río, 1806, y en Buenos Aires, Imp. de los Expósitos, 1807. Puerto Rico. Guerra de la Independencia. Napoleón Guerra de la Independència Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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