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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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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 Pittoresque et Historique de L'Espagne : Vol.1. Pt.1 (only) : Description de la Catalogne.

      Paris: Pierre Didot l'aîné "avec des caractères de Bodoni" : First edition 1806 - elephant folio (570mm x 440mm), engraved frontispiece showing a View of Tarragona taken on the Road to Barcelona, large engraved vignette title page, 72 pages of text, with 83 other finely engraved plates on 67 leaves, showing wonderful views, plans & architectural details of towns, villages and famous buildings in Catalonia, Spain. Three plates with closed tears (see full listing of plates below for more details), but plates overall are very good clean rich impressions, the upper board cover only is present but detached. Overall a wonderful collection of plates on Catalonia from one of the most famous and sought after illustrated works on Spain. One of the most famous illustrated works on Spain beautifully illustrated with magnificent engraved views, etc., by Alexandre Louis Joseph Laborde (1774-1842). The author describes monuments from the Roman civilization, continues with Arab sites from the Middle Ages, and at the end he pays attention to the present. There is an extensive historical explanation and each plate is accompanied with a short explanatory text. Comte Alexandre Louis Joseph de Laborde (1774-1842) was a French antiquary, liberal politician and writer, a member of the Academie des Sciences morales et politiques (1832) under the rubric political economy. Born in Paris, Laborde was the fourth son of the famous banker of Spanish extraction, Jean-Joseph de Laborde, who was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Young Laborde had been dispatched to Vienna by his father at the outbreak of the French Revolution; there he joined the Austrian army, in which he was named an officer, 10 December 1789, at the age of seventeen, by personal intervention of the Emperor Joseph II. After having served the Emperor Joseph II in Vienna, and having distinguished himself in the Imperial Army, Alexandre Laborde returned to his fatherland and started to develop a taste for the arts. He travelled to the United Kingdom, Holland, Italy and Spain. His travels and his studies earned him a special place in the world of archeology and literature. Spain made a great, wonderful, and mysterious impression on him where he found the remains of Roman civilization, and of two peoples and religions, the Arabs and the Spaniards. He was part of Lucien Bonaparte's embassy in 1800 and 1801, and his intimate relations with the minister provided him the means to achieve his goal. He travelled around the country with several artists, himself drawing what he thought were the most interesting sights. All of this resulted in the publication of Itinéraire de l'Espagne, followed by the present Voyage pittoresque et historique en Espagne. He was named to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres 21 March 1816, in the reorganization of the Institut de France. From 1818 to 1824, he served in the National Assembly, where he opposed the reinstallation of Ferdinand VII to the throne of Spain at the time of Trocadero (1823), with the eventual result that he found the leisure for a four-year tour of Italy, Greece, Turkey, Palestine and Egypt in the company of his son Leon de Laborde. He served as Député and as Préfet of the Seine (1830), and as a supporter of Louis-Philippe in the Revolution of 1830 as a general Garde nationale and aide-de-camp of the king, who sent him to Spain as ambassador. From 1831 to 1837 he served as Deputy for the Seine, in 1837 as Deputy for Seine-et-Oise. He died at Paris in 1842. The engravings of Catalonia include fine views in and around Barcelona; Tarragona; Mont-Serrat; Girona; Olerdola; Lerida; Amposta, etc. A full list of plates is available on request. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Die Physik als Kunst. Ein Versuch, die Tendenz der Physik aus ihrer Geschichte zu deuten. Zur Stiftungsfeyer der Königlich-baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften am 28sten März 1806

      1 p.l., 62 pp. 8vo, modern decorated boards (minor foxing). Munich: J. Lindauer, 1806. First edition; this is one of the author's rarest works. Ritter (1776-1810), who tragically died at a young age, discovered ultra-violet light, gave the earliest account of the decomposition of water by an electric current, and was the first to construct an electrical accumulator. This is the first scientific work written by Ritter while under the influence of Naturphilosophie which had become prevalent in several German intellectual centers, including Munich. Fine copy. ❧ D.S.B., XI, pp. 473-75. Poggendorff, II, 652-53. .

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        Italian scenery; representing the manners, customs and amusements of the different states of Italy

      Edward Orme,, London, 1806 - Cm. 35, pp. (4), 74, (2). Con 32 tavole fuori testo incise in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva di costumi e rappresentazioni popolari ed una tavola con musica della tarantella. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti decorati a secco e con cornici dorate. Tagli colorati. Dorso abilmente restaurato. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ciascuna tavola d'illustrazioni è accompagnata da un testo esplicativo in francese ed inglese. I soggetti rappresentati appartengono alla cultura popolare italiana principalmente di Roma, Napoli e del Piemonte. Il testo è opera di Buonaiuti, mentre le tavole sono incise da James Godby dai disegni originali di P. van Lerberghi. Edizione originale, non comune e celebrata dalle maggiori bibliografie (Colas, Lipperheide e Pitrè). Choix (10995): "superbes gravures. ouvrage rare. On y remarque e. a. 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance"; Fiammetta Olschki: "Opera importante per la storia del costume locale e popolare"; Brunet (II, 1639): "Ouvrage assez bien execute, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vicissitudes Abroad;

      London: Printed at the Minerva Press, for Lane, Newman, and Co., 1806. - "Vivid Sexual Comedy and Strong Handling of Sexual Exploitation"By One of the Most Popular Female Writers of Her GenerationIssued by the Most Successful Publisher of Novels of His EraBENNETT, MRS. [Anna aka Agnes Maria]. Vicissitudes Abroad; or, The Ghost of my Father. London: Printed at the Minerva Press, for Lane, Newman, and Co., 1806. First (only) edition, complete as issued, of the authoress's last novel. "Her first, anonymous novel, Anna (1785) was said to have proved her notoriety by selling out in a day [Her] The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, 1797 made her a Minerva [Press] best-seller. Her best work (featuring a whole gallery of female intellectuals ands outcast children) bridges that of Fielding and Dickens in its verbal irony, robust satire and free range of low-life, high life and the economic interactions between. But her fame (high with Scott and Coleridge) was brief: her vivid sexual comedy and strong handling of sexual exploitation quickly became equally unacceptable" (Feminist Companion to Literature). But, until that time, her works were wildly popular; the novel under notice is said to have sold 2,000 copies on its first day of publication. It is now, however, exceedingly scarce with no copies found in ABPC auction records, OCLC locating only eight copies in U.S. institutions, and KVK locating only one other, at the British Library. Not in Wolff or Sadleir.Six large twelvemo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 7/8 in; 160 x 97 mm) with all half-titles present, one ad to rear of volume three, and five pages of ads to rear of volume four. [2, blank], [4], vi, 7-308, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [4], 340; [2, blank], [4], 323, [1, adv.], [2, blank]; [4], 355, [5, adv.], [2, blank]; [[2, blank], [4], 316, [2, blank]; [4], 384, [2, blank] pp.Full contemporary mottled calf with crimson and black morocco spine labels. Gilt rules to spine. Minor tear at pp. 191-192 of volume five with no loss. Small chip to upper fore-margin of volume five just touching page number. Completely unsophisticated, with small loss to spine head of volumes one and four, some occasional spotting, and expected wear. With the armorial bookplate of George M. Knipe to the front pastedowns. Overall, an excellent set of the author's last, and now extremely rare, book. Housed in two clamshell boxes.In this novel, the heroine, Julia, unsuspectingly marries a gambler, who soon abandons her in London. Alone and penniless, she finds that she cannot even pay for a hired carriage, and when the driver abuses her and a crowd gathers, presuming her to be a prostitute, she goes mad and is delivered to a charity hospital. As final insult to injury, the hospital's doctor offers to waive her hospital care costs if she will become his mistress.Of Anna Bennett (c.1750-1808), the European Magazine, 1790, said her father and husband were customs officers. But other sources claim that her father was a grocer and her husband a tanner with whom she moved to London. She left her husband and began work as a shopkeeper, workhouse matron, and then mistress ("housekeeper") to Admiral Sir Thomas Pye, whose name she gave to two of her children. He died in 1785, the year her first novel, Anna, or Memoirs of a Welsh Heiress, was published.In 1763, William Lane decided to cash in on the novel reading craze. He opened a circulating library in Whitechapel. Around 1790, the operation moved to Leadenhall Street in London where he established Minerva Press, a publishing house noted for creating a lucrative market in sentimental and Gothic fiction in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Over the next fifteen years, Lane dominated the novel publishing industry and made a fortune. In addition to Mrs. Bennett, his stable of writers included many other female authors including Regina Maria Roche; Mrs. Eliza Parsons; and Eleanor Sleath whose Gothic fiction is included in the list of the seven Northanger Horrid Novels, recommended by the character Isabella Thorpe in Jane Austen's novel of similar [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictorum factorumque memorabilium libri novem ad optimas editiones collati acendunt IULII OBSEQUENTIS quae supersunt ex libro de prodigiis cum supplementis Conradi Lycosthenis praemittitur notitia literaria

      ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae, Argentorati 1806 - Collezione Classici Latini. 2 Volumi in 8°(20 x 13). Pagine XLII/264-XIII/276 index 80 n.n. Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con filetti e titoli dorati. Minimi segni del tempo, opera nello stato di buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      Edinburgh: William Creech; Mundell, Doig, and Srevenson; Constable, and Ostell, 1806. Spines fine, origtinal sides with edge wear, some foxing and minor worming. Complete and sound. Three volumes. lxiii, 360p; vi, 512p, (iv, appendix); v, 448p, (xlviii, index, ii, ads). Bound in full tree calf, rebacked in brown morocco with green and brown title labels gilt, gilt flower devices and rules on the flat spines. This work is the first major expression on the economic theory that the individual has the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought. (Printing and the Mind of Man. No. 221)& Kress B.5117.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a Life of the author. Also, a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the french economists, . (3 volumes)

      Creech and others, V+LXIII+360 / VI+512 / 448+index pp., Edinburgh 1806 - With a method of facilitating the study of his works from the french of M. Garnier. Printed for William Creech; Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson; Arch. Constable and Company, Edinburgh; and T. Ostell, London. Volume 2: Page No. 1 repaired with clear paper. Volume 3: Green tape attached to left margin of title page. (Images are available upon request). Text in english. === ECONOMIA - SOCIOLOGIA === 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London - J. Johnson, W. J. and J. Richardson, R. Baldwin et al. 1806 - An early nineteenth-century edition of Samuel Johnson's magnum opus, the dictionary. With frontispiece of Johnson to volume I. Ninth edition, revised and enlarged. Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 173 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent English dictionary. According to Walter Jackson Bate, the Dictionary easily ranks as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship, and probably the greatest ever performed by one individual who labored under anything like the disadvantages in a comparable length of time. Volume I covers A-K, and volume II covers L-Z. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound inmodern calf bindings. Externally, quite smart, with just a couple of marks. One hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and quite clean, with just some scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Angling, or Complete Fly & Bottom-Fisher . . new edition

      Ludlow: H. Procter, 1806 - 12mo. Engraved frontispiece illustrating 6 flies, a trout and angling scene, by J. Ross. Later half calf. Ownership inscription of W.J. Atkinson. Preserved in solander box. Westwood & Satchell, p.39

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        TenTracts by or relating to Joanna Southcotte

      xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags />London Printed by S. RousseauThe Long-Wished for Revolution Announced to be at Hand in a Book Lately Published by L. Mayer 1806 - Ten tracts by or related to Joanne Southcotte. Bound in quarter calf leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper covered boards. All are Scarce. All works are First editions. An Answer to a Sermon has errata: the pagination in signature E is wrong. Observations with half-title. There is a bound in slip with an ink signature. Joanna Southcott (1750-1814) was a self-described religious prophetess and author. She believed herself to be the woman clothed in sun from Revelations and that she would give birth to Shiloh. She is best known today for a sealed box of writings that she left instructions to be opened in a time of dire need with 24 bishops present. When Southcotts followers increased she devised a seal that she gave to her followers. Eventually it became a prerequisite that all those wishing to be sealed read two of her booklets, Sound an Alarm in my Holy Mountain (1804), and A Caution and Instruction to the Sealed (1807), the second of which is included in this volume. Mary Bateman (17681809) obtained one of Southcott's seals in order to capitalise on the spirit of the age. She defrauded, bullied, and bribed a number of victims from York to Leeds, before being convicted and hanged in 1809 for poisoning one of her clients with arsenic. Southcott eventually denounced not only Bateman, but also the newspapers that malevolently deceived the public by insinuating that Southcott herself was somehow connected to fraud and murder in A True Picture of the World and a Looking Glass for All Men. Brothers Richard (17571824) was a self-styled prophet. In his Dissertation on the Fall of Eve (1802) he made it clear that he rejected Joanna Southcotts claims. On Joanna Southcottes death George Turner claimed to be her successor. He claimed that Shiloh had been taken from Southcott's womb into Paradise until the appointed time. He was confine for a while in a Quaker asylum for the insane. He promised that Shiloh would appear in London on October 14, being born as a boy already six years old. When the date passed uneventfully, the faithful took it as merely a divine test of their love. Turner's own voice ordered him to marry, so that Shiloh might have a foster mother. Accordingly Turner chose a wife, and a new date of April 10, 1821, was pronounced for the birth of Shiloh. When nothing happened, some followers were disillusioned; others followed rival leaders. Condition: The binding is firm. The rear board is detached but present. Internally the condition is good but with the following faults. There is significant wear to the extremities, including some significant bumping and rubbing with slight loss. Internally the pages have intermittent mild browning and occasional foxing with the odd handling mark as usual with this paper. Thereis a tidemark to the corner of theedges of one of the ten works not affecting legibility. The title pages of the tracts are numbered in ink. There is a tear to the title page of Bills of Exchange, as can be seen in the photographs above. Overall the condition is good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kolbe, Carl Wilhelm. - "Danse de jeunes Garcons".

      Zürich, Salomon Gessner, 1806-1811. Radierung / Strichätzung, 1806. Von Carl Wilhelm Kolbe, nach Salomon Gessner. 36,1 x 28,9 cm (Darstellung) / 46,2 x 37,0 cm (Platte) / 63,5 x 47 cm (Blatt). Martens 290 III (von III). Jentsch 307 III (von III). Aus: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe d. Ä., Collection des Tableaux en Gouache et des Dessins de Salomon Gessner (Zürich: Salomon Gessner 1806-1811). - In der Platte rechts unten signiert: "Grave par Guil: Kolbe." - Im Werkverzeichnis von Martens beschrieben als: "Das Innere einer Grotte. Links sitzt auf hohem Säulenpostament ein Flöte blasender Faun. In der Mitte tanzen ein Knabe und ein kleiner Faun; rechts ein Jüngling und zwei Frauen." - Originalrandiges Blatt. Von allerbester Erhaltung. Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759 Berlin - 1835 Dessau). Genannt "Eichenkolbe". Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller. Sohn des Goldstickers und Tapetenmachers Christian Wilhelm Kolbe, verwandt mit Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki. 1780-82 Französischlehrer am Philanthropin Dessau. 1782-84 Sekretär des Forstministers Graf von Schulenburg-Kehnert in Berlin. Ab 1784 wieder Lehrer für Französisch und Kunst am Dessauer Philanthropin. 1793-95 Studium bei Asmus Carstens, Johann Wilhelm Meil und Chodowiecki an der Berliner Akademie. 1795 Aufnahme als ordentliches Mitglied in die Akademie und Ruf von Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau nach Dessau zum Aufbau einer Zeichenschule. 1798 Ernennung zum Hofkupferstecher. 1805-08 zu Gast bei Salomon Gessners in Zürich, um Radierungen nach dessen Landschaftszeichnungen anzufertigen. Salomon Gessner (1730 Zürich - 1788 Zürich). Salomon Gessner war ein Schweizer Idyllendichter, Maler und Grafiker..

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.OF DECEMBER 23, 1805, TRANSMITTING A REPORT FROM THE GOVERNOR AND PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, RELATIVE TO THE STATE OF THE TERRITORY.

      Washington: A. & G. Way, 1806. - 56pp. Dbd. Bright and fresh. Very good. The report of the House committee charged with responding to a request for federal action by Gov. William Hull and territorial judge August Woodward, on the question of land disputes and the post-conflagration status of Detroit. Woodward was the compiler of the early laws of Michigan, known as "The Woodward Code," and he was the main architect of the Detroit city plan. Included is a chronological table of settlements in the territory of Michigan, beginning in 1763. "The report contains three letters from Judge Woodward to the Secretary of the Treasury, written in January and March, 1805, which analyze and classify the land titles of the territory. This is a fundamental piece for Michigan and Detroit" - Streeter. Scarce, with Shaw & Shoemaker and OCLC locating a total of seven copies. The Streeter copy sold for $200. STREETER SALE 1386. STREETER MICHIGAN 6658. SABIN 48780. GREENLY, p.419. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11717. OCLC 24866207, 39695379.

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        Mémoires et observations sur l'anatomie, la pathologie et la chirurgie.

      Paris, Nyon, 1806. - In-8, tome I seul publié, XXIV, 496 pp., 7 planches dépl. (dont 1 en couleurs), demi-veau bleu nuit de l'époque, dos orné (or et à froid) avec une petite trace de frottement, tranches jaspées, bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Edition originale rare de ce recueil qui comporte 25 mémoires, dont douze consacrés à l'ophtalmologie. On y trouve notamment la traduction française de la thèse d¿agrégation de chirurgie de l¿auteur, parue en latin en 1755 (De cataracta). Le plus célèbre mémoire du recueil, intitulé Observations anatomiques sur quelques parties de l'oeil et des paupières (pp. 193-207), comporte une description précise de la capsule, de l'espace et de l'aponévrose orbitaires, auxquels le nom de Tenon est couramment attaché (éponymes). Il faut aussi citer un mémoire sur les différentes variantes anatomiques des fentes palatines. Garrison & Morton, 1490 ; Becker, 373 : "details of the fascia surrounding the eyeball were first discovered and adequately described by Tenon in this work" ; Albert et al., 2275 ; Dobson, Anatomical Eponyms, p. 201 ; Olry, Dictionary of anatomical eponyms, p. 146. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL FIGLIUOL PRODIGO, DRAMMA SACRO. with IL NABUCDONOSORRE, DRAMMA SACRO

      Londra: Dalla Stamperia Di J. Bretteli, 1806, 1807., London - Polidori, Gaetano. IL FIGLIUOL PRODIGO, DRAMMA SACRO with IL NABUCDONOSORRE, DRAMMA SACRO Londra: Dalla Stamperia Di J. Bretteli, 1806, 1807. Sm. 8vo., two volumes bound in one, 74pp + 1 + 84. A very good copy of these rare self published titles. Contemporary half calf over paper covered boards neatly refreshed at the spine, contents clean; several contemporary ownership signatures on the ffe. Gaetano Polidori was a teacher of Italian in London, had been Alfieri's secretary, and is known as the author of tales and educational works and the translator of Milton and Lucan into Italian (1840 and 1841). His oldest son was John William Polidori, a physician to Lord Byron and author of the first vampire story in English, The Vampyre (1819). He published a number of works, including some of his own writings. He also set up a private press at his home in London, where amongst other titles (mostly his own), he printed the first editions of some poems by his grandchildren, Dante Gabriel Rossetti & Christina Rossetti. He also printed an edition of the poem Osteologia, which his father Agostino Ansano Polidori had written in 1763. $677.50 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Stranger in Ireland.

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

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        A STRANGER IN IRELAND OR A TOUR IN THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN PART OF THAT COUNTRY IN THE YEAR 1805

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1806 - A very good "large paper" copy with uncut edges, leaf size approximately 285mm x 225mm, with a few additional items bound in. Pp. xiv, [2], 530, [ii] + [ii]. 16 hand-tinted aquatints, map, plus an additional contemporary hand-coloured map of Ireland as frontispiece. Contents: frontispiece (quarto format map - engraved for the Poem of Erin. The folding plate of Dublin, shown as the frontispiece in the "Directions for Placing the Plates" has been bound in opposite the first page of text), title page, dedication, preface,contents, errata, directions for placing the engravings, main body of the text, additional page on St. Patrick from "Guide to Knowledge" bound in at rear before the Publisher's adverts, cutting from the Times 1842, entitled "Robert Emmet and the Gaoler of Kilmainham" pasted to rear paste-down. Original paper-covered boards with recent pebbled cloth spine to match original, with the original paper title-label applied to the spine, binding in very good condition. Contents very good, the uncut edges are a little worn in places and a couple of a small near-contemporary oval stamps of the "Baptist College, Bristol" to the front end paper, no other marks. Paper in very good condition, without any obvious staining, minimal foxing, almost completly confined to the tissue guards, maps and plates all very good, clean and crisp, short repaired tear to the edge of page 318, not nearly affecting the text. A very good to fine copy. Size: Large 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        République des Champs-Elysées, ou Monde ancien.

      P.-F. de Goesin-Verhaeghe, Gand, 1806. - 120 X 220 mm. 3 tomes reliés demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs orné à chaud avec pièce de titre et de tomaison en veau glacé noir, tr. jaspées (rel. de l'ép.). 38-266-(4 de table des chapitres)-XLVIII (table alpabétique des matières) pp.; 251-(3)-XLI pp. et 266-(2)-LVIII pp. Edition originale numérotée avec signature autographe de l'avocat de Beque à Gand. "Auteur accusé d'extravagance. Encore un auteur de Gust. Brunet classe dans sa Bibliographie des fous littéraires. Cependant, il ajoute: "Une vaste érudition, fort impestivement déployée, s'étale dans cet amas de rêveries." Ouvrage tiré à petit nombre et devenu fort rare. " (Caillet II-198). Accident à un dos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The history, civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies

      Printed and sold by James Humphreys, Philadelphia 1806 - 4 v., tables (part folded). Atlas volume and portrait wanting. An historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo : comprehending an account of the revolt of the Negroes in the year 1791, and a detail of the military transactions of the British army in that island, in the years 1793 & 1794. [By Bryan Edwards] -- A tour through the several islands of Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the years 1791 & 1792; by Sir William Young -- History of the war in the West Indies, from its commencement in February, 1793 -- Hortus eastensis. Or, A catalogue of exotic plants, in the garden of Hinton East, esq. : in the mountains of Liguanea, in the island of Jamaica . By Arthur Broughton -- A general description of the Bahama islands. By Daniel M'Kinnen, esq. Leather is worn and split along joints. The text is generally in very good condition. [B] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

      - Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (240 x 185mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (hinges weak). Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy). Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. Tiny paper damage to first 2 leaves.Horn & Schenkling 20905; Nissen ZBI, 3942 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Sporting Tour Through Various Parts of France, in the Year 1802 : Including a Concise Description of the Sporting Establishments, Mode of Hunting, and Other Field-amusements, As Practised in That Country

      London : Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme 1806 - Two volume set quarter bound in contemporary red leather. Quarto. Marbled boards. lxvi, 168, [6]; xii, 260, [8] pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, folding aquatint frontispiece, two engraved title pages, 46 aquatints, 9 of which are folding, 7 full page engraved plates, two engraved musical plates, plus numerous woodcut, engraved and aquatint tailpieces. TEG. Minimal shelfwear to Volume 1. Minimal shelfwear to Volume 2 with some chipping and loss to head of spine. Tight bindings and good covers. Contemporary bookplate on inside boards of both volumes of Dean Page. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Volume 1 plates and folding plates in crisp, clean condition. 1st folding plate torn in half but contemporary repaired (see photo). Volume 2 plates and folding plates in crisp,clean condition. Abbey, Travel No. 84. Tooley No. 488 Please feel free to view our photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado theorico e pratico das chagas, precedido de hum ensaio sobre o tratamento cirurgico da inflammação e suas consequencias; e terminado por huma dissertação acerca dos tumores brancos das articulações ? traduzido em portuguez com varias annotações por Manoel Joaquim Henriques de Paiva ?.

      Lisbon, João Procopio Correa da Silva, n.d. (ca. 1798-1806). - Typographical headpiece on p. [1]. viii, 291 pp., (3 ll., 1 blank l.), 1 engraved plate. 4°, contemporary tree sheep (some wear, especially at extremities), flat spine with gilt fillets and green leather lettering piece, gilt letter, edges sprinkled blue. In very good condition. Numbered "196" in red pencil in blank margin of title-page. ---- Apparently the First Edition in Portuguese, including significant annotations by the translator, of Bell's @A Treatise on the Theory and Management of Ulcers, Edinburgh, 1778, which was an important classification of ulcers, including those caused by venereal disease and herpes (pp. 230-45 and 207-30), and by cancer, impetigo and scurvy. The introductory section is on inflammation, a frequent occurrence with ulcers or sores; the engraved plate shows the tools and procedure for treating an inflamed knee. Although best known for his work on venereal diseases (he was the first to distinguish between gonorrhea and syphilis), Bell made his greatest contributions in the field of surgery, producing a six-volume work on that subject.The translator, Manuel Joaquim Henriques de Paiva (b. 1752 in Castello Branco, Portugal; d. 1829 in Bahia), was one of the foremost physicians of his time. He exercised considerable influence on Brazilian and Portuguese medicine, particularly by his activities as a promulgator of foreign medical doctrines. He translated numerous medical works into Portuguese and was one of the first to introduce the ideas of John Brown to Portugal and Brazil, mainly through translations of Brera and Weikard. Exiled from Portugal for being sympathetic to Junot, he spent most of the last 20 years of his life in Bahia, as a professor at the Academia Medico-Cirurgica. Our date of ca. 1798-1806 for this work is based on other works in our files printed by João Procopio Correa da Silva.---- Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 232-3. Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 424. National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 39: calling for only 291 pp. On the London, 1778 edition, see Garrison-Morton (1983) 5578. Not in Wellcome. See also Innocêncio VI, 16, Sacramento Blake VI, 117, and Gonçalves Rodrigues, @A tradução em Portugal 2442, all listing an edition of Lisbon, 1802, with a slightly different title. See also Ferreira de Mira, @História da medicina portuguesa pp. 287, 292, 294 and throughout; and Santos Filho, @História geral da medicina brasileira pp. 365-8 and throughout. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 14846303 (giving the date as 179?: Countway Library, National Library of Medicine, and Wellcome Library). Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (dating the work as 17--). Copac repeats Wellcome Library and adds a copy in the National Library of Scotland (dated ca. 1790?). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 L.A.S. et rapports au maréchal Soult.

      Vienne, juin 1806. - 4 pp. in-folio et 22 pp. in-folio ; bulletin analytique des Archives du Duc de Dalmatie. Très intéressant rapport très confidentiel sur l'état de l'Armée autrichienne après la campagne de 1805, ainsi que sur la situation dans les Balkans. Ancien chef d'état-major, Mériage avait été envoyé en mission à Vienne en janvier 1806, et nommé deuxième secrétaire d'ambassade ; "Je vous adresse le tableau d'emplacement de l'Armée autrichienne, vous pouvez le regarder comme exact, je le tiens de quelqu'un qui a accès au Bureau de l'Archiduc Charles (.). Le plus grand découragement existe dans l'armée, le défaut d'espoir davancement, les démissions et les réformes ont fait retirer quantité d'officiers même supérieurs (.). Vous verrez que le Gal Bradi qui a remis Cattaro aux Russes est employé. Vous remarquerez aussi en Transilvanie, indépendamment de six régiments frontières, un régiment d'infanterie, un de dragon et un de hussards (.). Les Russes ont à ce qu'on assure fait passer au second des Serviens un corps considérables de Monténégrins (.) dévoués à la Russie (.). Mériage joint les notes d'un agent sur les déclarations faites en Suèdes, relative à la situation à Naples. Dans une seconde correspondance, Mériage apporte quelques corrections et précisions à son précédent rapport, notamment sur les exercices de l'armée autrichienne dans la capitale viennoise, la reprise des fanfares dans le style français, etc. ; "(.) On s'occupe beaucoup au bureau du prince Charles au nouveau réglement pour les grandes évolution de ligne ; hier, plusieurs généraux y étaient assemblées pour donner leur avis. M. de Maer colonel du régiment de Kerpen est le principal faiseur. Il parait que cet officier prendra essor rapide. Son frère le général major Maer employé par le gal Mak a remplacé ce dernier comme quartier-maître général depuis sa disgrâce. Chaque jour, on exerce en détail suivant le nouveau réglement (.). Les exercices attirent beaucoup de curieux ; les mouvements accélérés, les nouvelles batteries des tambours et les aires des musiques sur une mesure plus vive, rappelent aux Viennois les parades françaises (.) On se promet beaucoup des effets futurs de cette direction nouvelle donnée par le prince Charles (. .)." Mériage donne enfin quelques renseignements sur la position des russes. Joint le rapport très détaillé de "l'emplacement et répartition de l'Armée autrichienne" au 15 juin 1806, à travers les différentes régions de l'Empire des Habsbourg, dressé sous forme d'observations et de tableaux (16 pp.).

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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

      Harding and Wright, London 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. Condition: Spine label missing, spine chipped away, corners bumped, some foxing through out else about very good of a scarce chess item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 26]. Grande Sonate pour the Clavecin ou Forte-Piano... Oeuvre 26

      Vienne: Jean Cappi [PN] 880. [after 1806]. Oblong folio. [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. & & With a manuscript annotation in pencil (partially illegible): "Aus diesem Exempl[ar] hat Hr. v. Beethoven am 30. O[ktober]... gespielt]" ("Herr van Beethoven played from this copy on October 30th"). With several early corrections/annotations in pencil and orange crayon to pages 6 (the 3rd Variation) and 11 (the Scherzo). & & Spine and inner margins reinforced with paper tape; slightly foxed, soiled, stained, and creased; early paper repairs. . A new edition. Kinsky p. 64. Hoboken 2, 135. Completely re-engraved, but with the plate number and title page of the first edition (address amended to "sur le Place St. Michel No 4" and price amended to "2f"). & & The early annotation to the final leaf is most intriguing (although much of the text is, unfortunately, illegible). It is conceivable, however, that Beethoven did, in fact, play from the present copy, perhaps for a private performance or lesson.

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals . [With:] Gleanings of Natural History Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c

      Published by Will. Gardner . C. Rickaby, Printer [vols. 1-5]; Printed by George Sidney [vols. 6-7], London 1806 - Early nineteenth century red morocco, bound by J. Wright, covers with an elaborate gilt border composed of small tools, spines in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges A spectacular set of the second edition of "one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and a work of ornithology" (Fine Bird Books). This issue of the second edition, bound circa 1840, benefits greatly from being published at a time when two book-arts were at a high point: the art of hand-colouring was at its most sophisticated and the design and execution of bindings was equally exceptional. The colouring in this issue has the clear jewel-like quality that is a feature of the work of the best colourists of the Regency period. In the present set, The Natural History of Uncommon Birds is largely printed on wove paper, with the text watermarked 1800-1802, with the plates watermarked 1816 (though with at least three plates on earlier laid paper [e.g. 177, 184 and 194]); the Gleanings of Natural History is with the text printed on wove paper (watermarked 1802-1803) but with the plates mostly printed on laid paper, though with some plates on wove paper (watermarks to 1822). Edwards "has been well described as an unscientific but very accurate describer and painter of animal life, and his writings will always remain of paramount authority, from the faithfulness of his description of many new birds, subsequently incorporated in the Linnaean System. He had, says Swainson, the simplicity and piety of Izaac Walton, and may be looked upon as one of our greatest worthies. He retired about 1764 to Plaistow, died July 23, 1773" (Mullens and Swann p.194). "Through the influence of Sir Hans Sloane, [Edwards] was chosen Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians . Almost immediately after he was appointed . Edwards commenced the preparation of a series of coloured drawings of animals and birds, used later to illustrate [the present work]; for these he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society and subsequently elected a Fellow" (Lisney p.127). The work was quite successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French text edition. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller . all the remaining copies of my Natural History . coloured under my immediate inspection, together with all my copper-plates, letter-press, and every article in my possession relative to it . and that my labours may be handed down to posterity with integrity, truth, and exactness, I have delivered into his hands a complete set of plates, highly coloured by myself, as a standard to those Artists who may be employed in colouring them for the future" (George Edwards, declaration quoted in Robson's Some Memoirs? of George Edwards , dated May Ist, 1769). This set is beautifully bound by John Wright of London. Flourishing between 1830 and 1860, Wright was among the most fashionable of London binders in this important period. Ramsden refers to Wright as "a binder of the highest order" (Ramsden, London Book Binders, p.154). Anker 124-126; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.93; Lisney 191, 196, 199, 202, 207, 210 and 212; Mullens and Swann pp. 195-196; Nissen IVB 286-289; Zimmer pp.192-194 and 196-199; cf. Mason, George Edwards: The Bedell and His Birds (London: 1992). (11 3/8 x 9 inches). [Uncommon Birds:] 4 parts in 4 vols. Lacks the general letterpress title, part titles to vols. 2-4. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vol. 1, etched emblematic frontispiece in vol. 1, 210 finely hand coloured etched plates, all by and after Edwards. [Gleanings:] 3 parts in 3 vols. Titles in English and French, text in two columns in English and French. 152 finely hand coloured etched plates by and after Edwards and others (numbered 211-362). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les contes jaunes ou le livre de l'enfance/ Die gelben Erzählungen oder das Buch der Kindheit

      Oehmigke der Jüngere Berlin 1806 - "Vierte von neuem durchgesehene und verbesserte Auflage von Mila"; deutsch-französische Ausgabe mit 9 Kupfern; Pappband der Zeit, Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben, Abnutzung am Kapital, Riss (2 cm) an oberer Gliederung, trotzdem fest; Innen guter Zustand, papierbedingt leicht grau, fasst keine Benutzungspuren, kolorierte Kupferstiche in gutem Zustand; 181 Seiten; 10x16 cm; gestochener ex libris auf Vorsatz (Sapere Aude), Name auf Vorsatz; gutes Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topography of Ireland, Sleater M., anno 1806

      Topography of Ireland, ,. 8°, XVII, 333 pp., little brownish, new binding, 2 last pages loose. Please klick the below link; you will find the complete book..

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        A Catalogue of The Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of Their Works: Enlarged and Continued to the Present Time by Thomas Park

      London: for John Scott, 1806. 5 vols., 8-3/4" x 5-3/4", frontis in each volume, 145 plates. Bound in 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, hinges fine, overall VERY GOOD.

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        [Op. 54] LIme Sonate pour le Pianoforte... Op. 54

      Vienne: Bureau des arts et d'industrie [PN] 507. [1806]. Oblong folio. Disbound. Sewn. [1] (title), 2-14, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. Printed price erased and faint price added in red crayon. The number "2" in early manuscript to upper margin of first page of music.Remnants of early paper reinforcement to inner margin of outer leaves; printed from worn plates; minor imperfections. . First Edition. The numbering "LIme Sonate" (like that of the first edition of the op. 57 sonata as "LIVme Sonate") has been puzzling the musical world for over two centuries; no satisfactory explanationhas been offered thus far. Kinsky pp. 127-28 (with discussion of numbering). Hoboken 2, 259.

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        Napoleonic Wars

      - Tableaux Historiques des Campagnes D’Italie, depuis l’an IV jusqu’a la Bataille de Marengo; suivis De Précis des opérations de l’Armée d’Orient, des détails sur les cérémonies du Sacre, des Bulletins officiels de la Grande Armée et de l’Armée d’Italie dans tout le cours de la dernière guerre d’Allemagne, jusqu’à la paix de Presbourg. Toutes les vues ont été prises sur les lieux memes, et les Estampes sont gravées d’après les dessins originaux de Carle Vernet WITH Précis Historique de la Campagne D’Allemagne. Auber, Paris, 1806. Nineteenth century case binding covered with a marbled blue paper; spine bears a crimson morocco title-label embellished with a decorative surround; Secondo, 520x360 mms. First Edition. Half title, vignette title-page, engraved frontispiece of Napoléon on his horse by Simon after Carle Vernet, twenty-four plates by Duplessi-Bertaux and others, after drawings by Carle Venet, one double page map hand coloured in outline by Louvet after Dieu, two medallion portraits of Napoleon and Josephine, one engraved header by Roger after Duplessi-Bertaux and a Napoleonic emblem tailpiece. Occasionally a double-page plate of the Battle of Austerlitz is found at the rear however this is not called for by Ray.A wonderful copy in incredibly clean condition of this beautifully illustrated book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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