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        An important relic from the pinnacle of British sea power! Two fragments from the flag that flew above the HMS Victory at Trafalgar, torn to shreds by Nelson's sailors, who draped it over his coffin at St. Paul's Cathedral

      London, England, 1806 A pair of fabric swatches, .25" x .5" each, removed from the ensign flag that flew above HMS Victory during Nelson's victory at Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, housed in a .5" x .5" locket suspended from a fabric rope chain opposite a tiny portrait of Nelson. Expected wear, some abrasions to the bottom and sides of the locket. At the apex of his career, Horatio Nelson was the cream of the British naval establishment when he engaged the Franco-Spanish fleet off Cadiz. Nelson pitted his numerically inferior fleet of 27 ships of the line against his opponent's 33 in a most unorthodox maneuver sailing his ships perpendicularly in two columns into his foe's line. The result was a resounding victory and confirmed Great Britain's status as the greatest naval power on Earth - a position that was not seriously challenged for over a century. Yet the victory was bittersweet. Nelson, who refused to remove his elaborate uniform and medals during the action in order to appear less conspic

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Pair of Birds of Paradise.

      Paris 1806 - Pair of stipple engravings, printed in colours and finished by hand, with fine, strong colour. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: 39 x 58 cm.

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        Bird of Paradise] La Pie de paradis, vue par devent, No. 20. [Arfak Astrapia]

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

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        Papagei / Vogel L'Ara mara cana Tapire, No. 10

      1806 - 1816. Blattmass: 50,8x33,7 Kupferstich In Farbe gedruckt.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        La Perruche a ailes variees. Pl. 57.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Gremilliet nach Barraband, 1806-1816, 40 x 27 cm.. Nissen IVB,558. - Aus Francois Levaillant's Werk "Histoire naturelle de perroquets". - In farbenprächtigem Kolorit.

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        AEschyli tragoediae septem : cum versione Latina. Volumen I.[-II.]

      Glasguae : Excudebat Foulis, M,DCC,LXXXXIV. Veneunt Londini, apud T. Payne; Payne & Mackinlay: Oxoniae, apud Jos. Cooke., [1806] M,DCCC,VI... 2 Bände 234 /234 S. / 202 / 202 S. Gr.-8° Bordeauxrote Halblederbände der Zeit mit Kopfgoldschnitt gedruckt auf großem Papier.. Ebert I, 192; A reissue, with cancel title-leaves, of "Aeschyli tragoediae quae supersunt" (Foulis, 1796; Gaskell 702, ESTC N29407). Parlellel Greek and Latin texts. The translation is by Thomas Stanley, with revisions by Richard Porson. Each vol. has double pagination: Vol. 1: 234, 234 p. -- Vol. 2: [6], 202, 202 p. With half-title pages. Altgriechisch/lateinische Paralellausgabe, sehr schön und großzügig gesetzt. "Exx. auf großem Paier sehr selten." Ebert ebd. Gestochenes ExLibris und handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk von Roundell Palmer, Erster Earl of Selborne PC (* 27. November 1812 in Mixbury, Oxfordshire; 4. Mai 1895). Kanten etwas berieben.

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        Tableaux Historiques des Campaignes d'Italie Depuis l'an IV Jusqu'a la Bataille de Marengo

      1806 - Folio. Original paper over boards, spine gone. Text intact, but with only 18 (of 24?) full page plates by Vernet, double-page map, and text leaves with an engraved scene of Napoleon on horseback and double portrait of Napoleon and Josephine. One plate has been partially colored. Also includes histories of the campaigns in Egypt and Germany. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du regne Gustave III, 2 vols.,1806, 2 engravings

      Histoire du regne Gustave III, ,. Histoire du regne Gustave III, 2 vols.,1806, 2 engravings "Histoire des evenemens memorables du regne de Gustave III, Roi de Suede, des Goths, etc..." Par Mr. C.J.E.H. D 'Aguila. Paris de l'imprimerie de Delance. 1807. 8°, 2 Vols., 1. XXIJ, 357 pages, 1 Copperengraving of Stockholm (20x34 cm.), 2. 476 pages, 1 copperengraving of the Baltic Sea (25x40 cm.) Clean copy, new cloth..

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        A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England , Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of their Works

      London: John Scott, 1806. Five volumes, octavo; with 149 engraved portrait plates; an excellent set in a fine contemporary binding of dark green straight grain morocco, ornately gilt, spines heavily gilt with wide raised bands, gilt dentelles on crimson endpapers, gilt edges; armorial bookplates. A very attractive set of this major literary work by Walpole: although his literary reputation rests principally upon his voluminous correspondence, he also produced a number of substantial books, including this with its useful collection of biographical accounts and engraved portraits. As a carefully researched and honest assessment of the literary contributions of a significant number of lesser-known writers (figures whose rank in society was generally greater than their reputations and abilities as authors), the work is of particular value. The set offered here is a very appealing example of a highly decorated binding from the early 19th century, obviously bound in such a way as to suggest a tome of considerable importance.

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        "Walchen See an der Chaussee von München nach Insbruk. Kochel See 18 Stunden von München". Detaillierte Karte mit der Umgebung bis Großweil.

      . Kol. Kupferstich von C. Schleich nach Adrian von Riedl, dat. 1806, 31,5 x 44,5 cm.. Vgl. Lentner 4128: "Selten". - Breitrandiges und wohl erhaltenes Exemplar der raren Karte.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Kupferstich-Karte aus dem Strom-Atlas von Riedl, gestochen von Schleich. Plan des Donau Strom's... Blatt I.

      München, Lentner, 1806.. circa 69,8 x 44,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiß. Hydrographische Landkarte aus dem seltenen Stromatlas von Adrian von Riedl. Zu sehen ist die Donau von der schwäbischen Grenze über Gundelfingen, Lauingen, Dillingen und Höchstädt bis Donauwörth in drei Sektionen. - Gut erhalten, recto entfernter, aber noch sichtbarer alter Wappen-Stempel, verso entfernter Stempel, vorne nicht durchschlagend.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Kupferstich-Karte aus dem Strom-Atlas von Riedl, gestochen von Carl Schleich. Loisach Fluss Blatt II.

      München, Lentner, 1806.. circa 69,8 x 44,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiß. Hydrographische Landkarte aus dem seltenen Stromatlas von Adrian von Riedl. Zu sehen ist die Loisach von ihrem Durchfluss durch den Kochelsee bis zur Mündung in die Isar bei Wolfratshausen in zwei Sektionen. - Gut erhalten, vorne im linken weissen Rand entfernter, aber noch sichtbarer alter Wappen-Stempel, verso entfernter Stempel, vorne nicht durchschlagend.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Kupferstich-Karte aus dem Strom-Atlas von Riedl, gestochen von Carl Schleich. Loisach Fluss von der Tirolischen Gränze bis in die Isar unterhalb dem Martke Wolfratshausen Blatt I.

      München, Lentner, 1806.. circa 69,8 x 44,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiß. Hydrographische Landkarte aus dem seltenen Stromatlas von Adrian von Riedl. Zu sehen ist die Loisach von der bayerisch-tirolischen Grenze bis ins Murnauer Moos in zwei Sektionen. Darunter ein Profil-Plan der Loisach von der Grenze bis zur Mündung in die Isar bei Wolfratshausen. - Gut erhalten, vorne im unteren weißen Rand entfernter aber noch etwas sichtbarer alter Wappen-Stempel, verso entfernter alter Stempel, vorne nicht durchschlagend.

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        Kupferstich-Karte aus dem Strom-Atlas von Riedl, gestochen von C. Schleich. Isar Fluss von der Tirolischen Gränze bis in die Donau Blatt I.

      München, Lentner, 1806.. circa 69,8 x 44,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiß. Hydrographische Landkarte aus dem seltenen Stromatlas von Adrian von Riedl. Zu sehen ist die Isar von der bayerisch-tirolischen Grenze bei Scharnitz über Mittenwald durchs Werdenfelser Land bis Lengries in 3 Sektionen. Links schöne Kompass-Darstellung mit Schmetterling. - Gut erhalten, vorne links im weissen Rand zwei entfernte, aber noch sichtbare alte Wappen-Stempel, verso entfernter Stempel, vorne nicht durchschlagend. Schöner kräftiger Druck.

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        Bibliothek für Lustgärtner und Blumenfreunde oder Deutschlands neuere Literatur der schönen Gartenkunst.

      Erlangen, Palm, 1806.. 18 cm. XII, 168 S. Original Halbleder (Hardcover). Gut. Rücken beidseitig weit eingerissen, Rückenschild fehlend. Seiten teils leicht braunfleckig. Rundstempel "Verein zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in Preussen" a. Titel.. Dochnahl 18.

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        A Voyage to the Eastern Part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main , in South America, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804

      New York: I. Riley and Co, 1806. Three volumes, octavo, large folding map with closed tear at the fold, with light browning and foxing typical of American books of the era, but here unusually moderate; a very good set in attractive contemporary marbled sheep (scuffed, joints rubbed) original green morocco labels a little chipped. This scarce New York publication is the first edition in English of this 'important account of Venezuela giving a description of the country and people and also accounts of growth and production of cocoa, indigo, sugar, cotton, coffee, and tobacco' (Hill). From 1801 to 1804 François Depons lived in Venezuela, where he worked as a political and diplomatic correspondent of the French government. His account, which he began in Caracas and completed in France, is of great historical importance, providing the first modern vision of Hispanic America. It describes the history, conquest, topography, political and commercial life, customs and manners of the Spanish and Indians, and finance, in the various provinces in the Caribbean under control of the Captain-General of Caracas including the provinces of Venezuela, Maracaibo, Spanish Guiana, Cumana and the Isle of Margaretta. The account was first published in Paris in 1806. This translation of the same year, which was attributed to "a gentleman" was, in fact, Washington Irving's first published work, which he completed in collaboration with his brother Peter, and George Caines. A London edition followed in 1807.

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        Code de procédure civile. Edition originale et seule officielle.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale 1806 - Grand et fort in-4° relié demi-veau de l’époque orné [4]-358 pp., exemplaire entièrement interfolié, dos lisse orné de filets, pointillés et semis d'abeilles dorés. Très bel exemplaire aux coiffes intactes. La coiffe supérieure à connu une restauration adroite effectuée par un relieur professionnel. Véritable édition originale au format in-4. La table raisonnée des matières, qui a tendance à manquer dans les exemplaires en grand format est bien présente. Préparé par une commission mise en place le 24 mars 1802 et promulgué en mars 1806, ce complément du Code civil de 1804 pour tout ce qui touche la forme procédurale est le deuxième des cinq grands codes juridiques napoléoniens formant ce qu'on appelle le Code Napoléon. Il demeura en vigueur en France jusqu'en 1976, lorsque fut adopté le nouveau Code de procédure civile. Il reste pourtant nécessaire de s'y référer encore de nos jours pour quelques matières. Dupin (1832), 1028. - - - On trouve relié à la suite : Code de commerce. Edition originale et seule officielle. (Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1806.), 254 pages entièrement interfoliées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Britannia: Or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the Islands adjacent... Enlarged... by Richard Gough

      London: John Stockdale, 1806.. Second Gough edition. Four volumes. Folio. Contemporary full calf, sometime rebacked to style, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to the other compartments, the ownership inscription of one Geoffrey Hignett dated 1906 to each of the front pastedowns with the discreet ticket of the bookseller George Gregory underneath. Neat repair to head of volume I, some rubbing to the extremities and the boards, a very good set. Frontispiece portrait plus 104 plates and 56 maps, many folding. Gough's edition, a translation of the last Latin edition of 1607, was first published in 1789. The maps were drawn by E. Noble and engraved by John Cary. Chubb, CCLXXII. Fordham, John Cary, p. 30.

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        THE HISTORY AND TREATMENT OF THE DISEASES OF THE TEETH, THE GUMS, AND THE ALVEOLAR PROCESSES

      London, printed by James Swan for Thomas Cox, 1806.with the operations which they respectively require. To which are added, observations on other diseases of the mouth, and on the mode of fixing artificial teeth. FIRST EDITION, 1806, 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, 9 engraved plates at rear facing explanations, pages (4), 170, (10), bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers, small gilt emblem in centre of upper cover showing pelican feeding her young with blood from her chest, with initials of Corpus Christi College Oxford beneath, expertly rebacked with gilt decoration and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Corners slightly worn, covers lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed, title page slightly dusty and with a couple of tiny chips to edges, occasional slight foxing to margins, a little light staining to a couple of lower margins, offsetting from plates onto description pages, light foxing to margins of plates. Binding tight and firm, very good copy. Joseph Fox (1775?1816) was a pupil of Hunter, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the first dental surgeon to be appointed at Guy"s Hospital in London in 1799. He was also one of the first members of the medical profession to devote himself exclusively to dentistry, and his work is a repository of the best practice of his time. This volume, his second book, and his first book entitled The Natural History of Teeth contain the "substance of the Lectures delivered by the Author at Guy"s Hospital" page (3). The History and Treatment of the Teeth is divided into 3 parts: Of Diseases of the Teeth; Of Diseases of the Gums; and Of the Manner of Performing some Operations upon the Teeth. IMAGE ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Illustrations Of The Scenery Of Killarney And The Surrounding Country.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, and James Carpenter, October 1806. - 4to. pp. vii, 223, [1]platelist. engraved title by J.Landseer, 2 engraved maps, 17 engraved plates (1 folding) & 1 engraved vignette after drawings by the author. later full blind & gilt-paneled green morocco by Woolstencroft, Warrington, t.e.g., others uncut, gilt inside dentelles (small chip to foot of spine, some mainly light foxing but first map, first leaf of text & folding plate more significantly affected). armorial bookplate of John Platt. First Edition, First Issue (dated 1806). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        M?moires et observations sur l'anatomie, la pathologie, et la Chirurgie

      Paris: Chez madame la veuve NYON, 1806. Hard Cover. Very Good. xxiv, 496 pages plus 7 plates. 8vo. Quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gold ruling and title lettering, '41328' at top and removed spine lettering at spine base . An exlibrary copy. Top portion of half title page excised, leaving "Memoires sur l'Anatomie'. Library stamp and '41328' on title page. Bright and clean internally otherwise. 7 folding plates in rear, beautifully illustrated (1 in color). One plate has 2 separations at one fold. Although marked Tome Premier, this was the only volume published. Contains the first adequate description of Tenon's Capsule - a structure that Tenon did not discover but did sufficient descriptive and investigative work to warrant the recognition. "A collection of twenty-five memoirs by a celebrated Parisian anatomist, surgeon, and ophthalmologist [Tenon]. The first eleven essays deal with ophthalmological subjects and include his "Observations anatomiques sur quelques parties de l'oeil et des paupieres" (p. [193]-207) which presents his famous description of the fibrous capsule and the interfascial space of the orbit. Known to anatomists since Galen as the 'tunica adnata,' details of the fascia surrounding the eyeball were first discovered and adequately described by Tenon in this work. His investigations were largely forgotten until the strabismus operation, introduced by Dieffenbach (110) and Bonnet (54) and Dalrymple (90), revived anatomical investigations of the orbit. Tenon's observations and descriptions are eponymously recognized in "Tenon's capsule" and "Tenon's space." It is interesting to note that Tenon was an octogenarian when his major ophthalmological writings were published." (Becker 373) See also Sourcebook of Ophthalmology 2275, Garrison & Morton 5/1490. Hard Cover.

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        LITTLE JACK OF ALL TRADES, with Suitable Representations.

      London, printed and sold by Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, 1806.Two parts in one volume, early edition 1806, 12mo, 160 x 97 mm, 6¼ x 3¾ inches, pages: 48; 48. 2 engraved pictorial title pages, the first showing the rolling press of the copperplate engraver, a further 22 very good engravings in each volume, each just under a half page. Several are to do with printing and bookmaking: the printer's devil inks the type in the hand press, the copperplate engraver is shown at work, bookbinding (a woman is shown stitching the leaves), and papermaking. Others show a wide variety of trades: carpenter, blacksmith, cabinetmaker, boatbuilder, tinman, tallow - chandler, turner, weaver, charcoal burner, auctioneer, pump maker, barber, lighterman, tambour worker, shot caster, potter, clock maker etc. Under each illustration is a poem of varying length followed by a page or two of descriptive prose text. Nicely rebound in modern half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt dividing lines, gilt lettered spine, raised bands with gilt rules and gilt floral motif between, marbled endpapers. Name partially erased with date 1810 at top of first title page, same name and date to top of second title page, pages 16 / 17 in Part I have some early ink scribble in the margins, some margins slightly trimmed, no loss, occasional very light soiling to margins, very small printer's ink mark in a couple of places, not affecting illustrations, all text easily readable. A very good copy. Our early reprint has the same number of engravings as the first edition (1804 and 1805). Osborne, I,114: "William Darton, in all probability, both wrote and illustrated the book."; Oppenheimer Catalogue No.1589 (first editions of 1804 and 1805). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        "Chiemsee. 23 Stunden von München entfernt, hält 27248 Tagwerk".

      . Kol. Kupferstich von J. Lehmann nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 43 x 55 cm.. Lentner 6168. - Karte mit der Umgebung des Sees mit seinen Uferorten mit Rimsting und dem "Lambirger See". - Aus der von Johann Georg Löffler in München herausgegebenen Auflage. - Links knapprandig. Rechts unten mit altem handschriftlichen Vermerk.

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        "Plan des Tegernsees 14 Stunden von München Gelegen" und "Plan des Schliersees 15 Stunden von München gelegen". Zwei Seekarten mit der Umgebung untereinander auf einem Blatt.

      . Kol. Kupferstich von C. Schleich nach Adrian von Riedl, dat. 1806, 31 x 44 cm.. Vgl. Lentner 4128: "Selten". - Die Schlierseekarte mit Agatharied und Miesbach. - Aus der von Johann Georg Löffler in München herausgegebenen Auflage. - Seitlich knapprandig. Rechts unten mit altem handschriftlichen Vermerk.

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        Rinder, Schaf und Ziege auf der Weide, links der strohgedeckte Stall.

      . Aquarell über leichter Skizze in schwarzer Kreide, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Whatman-Papier, links innerhalb der Darstellung signiert und datiert "JKobell 1806", verso mehrere handschriftliche Notizen in Bleistift. 32,2:28,2 cm. - Papier stellenweise leicht vergilbt, am rechten Rand unbedeutender Lichtrand. Vergleichsliteratur: P.A. Scheen, Lexicon nederlandse beeldende Kunstenaars 1750-1950. ,s-Gravenhage, 1969, Bd. I, S. 615, Abb. 83.. Im Jahr der Entstehung dieses meisterhaften und bildmäßig durchgeführten Aquarells wurde Kobell Mitglied des Utrechter "Schilderscollege". Paulus Potter (1625-1654), der bedeutende holländische Tiermaler des 17. Jahrhunderts, war sein Vorbild. Kobells Gemälde und Zeichnungen waren bereits bei seinen Zeitgenossen hochgeschätzt.

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        Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798. 2nd edition, enlarged.

      London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806.4to. Later half calf, spine ribbed with black morocco title-label. With engraved frontispiece, engraved plan and 3 folding engraved maps (skilfully repaired). XXXV,632 pp.* Second and best edition; first published in London in 1799. - 'This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople' (Blackmer 219). Browne gives detailed descriptions of the cities he visits, as well as the history of Cairo and Egypt under the Arabs. He was murdered by Kurdish bandits in 1813 at the age of forty-five. 'His description of Egypt is considered one of the best of the period' (Howgego p.153). - (Age-browned).Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.91.

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        Voyages Pittoresques dans les Quatre Parties du Monde , ou troisième édition de l'encyclopédie des voyages, contenant les costumes des principaux peuples de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique, de l'Amérique, et des Sauvages de la mer du Sud

      Paris: Veuve Hocquart, 1806. Two volumes, small quarto, with six folding maps coloured in outline and a splendid series of 160 handcoloured aquatint costume plates (including frontispieces to each of the four sections); a fine uncut copy with generous margins in contemporary half crimson morocco and glazed boards. Peoples of the world and their costumes. A fine set of this colourful work on peoples of the world and their costumes. The wonderful series of 160 coloured plates includes nine plates depicting peoples of the Pacific islands and Kamchatka derived from the published voyage accounts of James Cook. The coloured plates are by Lachaussée and Mixelle after drawings by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur; the four frontispieces feature idealised maidens representing Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Most of the vibrantly handcoloured aquatint plates depict two figures, male and female, dressed in the native costume of their lands. Of special interest are the plates of Pacific peoples, including Tahiti, Hawaii, Palau, New Zealand, Tanna and the Marquesas (including the island of Saint-Christine). The Kamchatka plate also derives from Cook's third voyage account. Bernard Smith discusses the importance of Saint-Sauveur's costume studies in disseminating impressions of exotic lands, especially the Pacific islands: 'The engravings published in Cook's Voyages provided new visual information about many previously unknown peoples, and greatly enlarged Europe's knowledge of the family of man. Dr. Joppien has shown how important encyclopaedias of costume and 'gallery of man' books were in this process of popular dissemination. But as artists copied the engravings so they altered them still further in the direction of European pre-conceptions, the anthropological and ethnographic intentions of the originals being diverted increasingly to fulfil the demands of taste and the intrinsic needs of decoration.' (European Vision and the South Pacific p. 113). Born in Montreal in 1757, Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur was a French diplomat who served in Egypt amongst other postings. A prolific author and illustrator, he made a long career of studying and depicting the costumes and habits of the peoples of the world, and consistently derived his work from published voyage accounts including those of Cook, La Pérouse, Wilson and other celebrated voyagers. He died in Paris in 1810, his lifetime coinciding with a unprecedented age of discovery in the Pacific. Saint-Sauveur openly acknowledged his use of voyage accounts as they added authenticity to his depictions of exotic peoples. Overall 18 pages of text accompany the Pacific plates in Voyages Pittoresques; these descriptions are rich in references to well-known explorers such as Cook as well as less prominent figures such as Mendana, the Forsters, and Marchand. Published in 1806, Voyages Pittoresques is derived from Saint-Sauveur's successful Encyclopédie des Voyages of 1794. It was issued in parts; Forbes describes the copy held by the Turnbull Library with the original wrappers for one such separately sold part bound in (and priced at 3 francs), while the six maps were likewise issued discretely in printed wrappers. This is a particularly attractive and well-preserved example of this colourful and picturesque work, in an excellent French binding of the period.

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        Wir Zechmeister und sammentliche mit Meister des Handwercks deren Bürgerlichen Leederer und Rothgärber der K.K. Haubt= und Residenz=Stadt Wien Bezeigen hiermit, daß gegenwärtiger Leederer und Rothgärber Gesell [Handwerksurkunde mit Gesamtansicht von Wien von Süden]

      Wien, 1806.. Kupferstich von G. Nicolai (datiert 1758), Bildausschnitt 36 x 46 cm (nur die Ansicht 12 x 34 cm), Blattgr. 42,5 x 56 cm.. Nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich. Seltene Handwerkskundschaft mit einer Darstellung Wiens von Süden, links Kahlen- und Leopoldsberg, oberhalb der Darstellung des Kaiserlichen Adlers mit den Farben Österreich und Lothringens als Brustschild flankiert rechts vom Böhmischen Löwen und dem slowakischen Wappen (Patriarchenkreuz auf einem Dreiberg) links; wie meist mehrfach gefaltet, an den ehemaligen Falzen ohne Bildverlust eingerissen, in Summe von sehr guter Erhaltung für eine Handwerkskundschaft.

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        Urkunde mit grosser Kupferstich-Gesamtansicht Münchens von Franz Xaver Jungwirth für den Perückenmacher-Gesellen Karl Joseph Lorenz.

      München, 1806.. circa 34 x 40,5 cm. 1 Blatt gefaltete. Sehr dekorative Urkunde im Namen der "Führer der Peruquenmacher-Profession" in München für den Gesellen Lorenz, dem bescheinigt wird, dass er "ein halbes Jahr" lang in der Stadt gute Arbeit geleistet habe. Handschriftlich ausgefüllt und von mehreren Meistern oder Beamten signiert, links mit amtlichem Gebühren-Stempel, mittig papiergedecktes Siegel. Mit sehr dekorativer Ansicht von München (circa 21 x 35 cm). Proebst (vgl. 91, 92, 93) kennt von Jungwirth Gesellenbriefe für Kistler, Gürtler und Zimmerleute, das vorliegende Blatt ist von grosser Seltenheit, der gedruckte Text nimmt mehrfach Explizit Bezug auf den Beruf der Perückenmacher, dieser Gesellenbrief ist also eigens für diese Zunft hergestellt. Es gibt sonst auch blanko Handwerksbriefe, die nur handschrftlich für die jeweiligen Berufsgruppen ausgefüllt wurden. - Verso zwei weitere papiergedeckte Siegel mehrere amtliche Vermerke über das ganze Blatt, zwei weitere Stempel, einer davon aus Prag. Die Vermerke lassen die weitere Karriere des Perückenmachers Lorenz nachvollziehen. - Etwas fleckig oder knittrig, drei Faltspuren im Papier (schon vor dem Druck), kleine Randrisse ausserhalb der Bordüre, sonst gut erhaltenes, seltenes und dekoratives Blatt.

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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, printed by James Cundee for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806.with general observations on the arts, sciences, agriculture, husbandry, and commerce: strictures on the customs and manners of the French people; with a view of the comparative advantages of sporting in France and England. In a series of letters to the Right Hon. the Earl of Darlington, to which is prefixed, an account of French wolf - hunting. Two volumes, complete set, FIRST AND ONLY EDITION 1806, 4to, approximately 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, 44 hand coloured plates including both frontispieces, mostly aquatints, 10 folding, extra engraved hand coloured vignette title pages, attractive hand coloured portrait frontispieceof the author in Volume I, folding hand coloured frontispiece to Volume II (misplaced after letterpress title), 10 black and white plates including 2 pages of musical notation, wood engravings in the text, pages: lxvi, 168, (6) - index; xii, 260, (10) - index, errata page and publisher's adverts, both volumes lacking half - titles, explanation of the plates is in prelims to Volume I, Directions to the Binder in prelims to Volume II, bound in modern half calf over marbled sides, raised bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spine, all edges speckled red, new endpapers. Occasional faint foxing to text pages next to plates, Volume I: couple of tiny closed tears to margins of 3 folding plates, very small closed tear to the middle of 1 folding plate, 80 mm (3¼") closed tear into plate page 144, all neatly repaired on reverse with archival tape and hardly visible on recto, a vertical misfold to 1 folding plate, text page 125 / 126 has been misplaced after 127 / 128, 1 black and white plate which should be at page 56 is bound after the last page of text, pages very clean, probably washed; Volume II: engraved title page faintly browned, very small split at foot of 2 folds on frontispiece neatly repaired with archival tape, neat repair to margin of folding plate page 23, tiny splits to foot of a few folds of folding plates, very occasional faint foxing to margins, small light soil mark to fore - edge margins of pages 239 / 240. The author was allowed to travel to various parts of France during the Napoleonic wars, taking part in a great many sporting ventures. The frontispiece to Volume I shows him with a favourite falcon in a surround of sporting emblems. There are only 4 other plates of sporting interest, all the rest are views of French buildings and scenery, some of French costumes, but there is a lot of sporting material in the text. The Appendix which describes Thornville Royal the seat of Colonel Thornton contains some practical remarks on pheasant - hawking with a description and plate of the Hawk - house. See Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria page 37 and Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Volume II, page 259. A charming book by an obvious Francophile with plenty to interest the sportsman. Tooley, 488; Abbey Travel, 84. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England , Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of their Works

      John Scott, London 1806 - Five volumes, octavo; with 149 engraved portrait plates; an excellent set in a fine contemporary binding of dark green straight grain morocco, ornately gilt, spines heavily gilt with wide raised bands, gilt dentelles on crimson endpapers, gilt edges; armorial bookplates. A very attractive set of this major literary work by Walpole: although his literary reputation rests principally upon his voluminous correspondence, he also produced a number of substantial books, including this with its useful collection of biographical accounts and engraved portraits. As a carefully researched and honest assessment of the literary contributions of a significant number of lesser-known writers (figures whose rank in society was generally greater than their reputations and abilities as authors), the work is of particular value. The set offered here is a very appealing example of a highly decorated binding from the early 19th century, obviously bound in such a way as to suggest a tome of considerable importance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUEVOS ELEMENTOS DE TERAPEUTICA Y DE MATERIA MEDICA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 3 Vol. 405+371+278Pag. 1806. 21X15. Contiene formulario y las antiguas medidas de peso en medicina. Escrito por J.L. Alibert y traducidos al espanol por D. Jose Maria Duran. Ref 9.6 Biblioteca AD. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12436576916

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        [Opp. 4, 13, 15, 29, 30 45]. Collection of 12 string quartets in parts in first and early editions, [Subtitle]: as follows:

      - Deux Quatuors... composés et dediés A Son Altesse Serénissime Monseigneur le Duc regnant de Saxe-Gotha et altenbourg... Oeuv. IV. Leipzig: chez A. Kühnel )Bureau de Musique) [PN 455] [1806]. [1] (title), 2-14; [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-9 pp. Engraved. Tears to edges of title to first violin part. First Edition. Göthel p. 13. With manuscript note to foot of title: "Den 19. Juni 1806." - Deux Quatuors... composés et dediés A Monsieur Keller Conseiller de So Altesse le Margrave de Bade... Op. 15. Leipzig: chez C.F. Peters (Bureau de Musique) [PN 720] [1818]. [1] (title), [2-3] (blank), 4-15; [1] (blank), 2- 9; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition, later issue. Göthel p. 27. - Xtes Quartett... 30tes Werk. Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN S:u:C: 3017 [1819]. 13; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 51. Weinmann: Senefelder, Steiner & Haslinger, p. 167. - Quatuor Brillant... Oeuv. 13 [corrected in manuscript to 43]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1361] [1818]. 11; [1] (blank), 208; [1] (blank), 2-8; [1] (blank), 2-7 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 77. - Trois Quatuors... Oe. 45. No. I [II-III]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1487, 1489, 1490] [1818]. Violin I: 12; 13; 13 pp. Violin II: [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-11; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Viola: [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-11; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9; 8; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 82. - Trois Quatuors... composés et dediés À Son Ami Andreas Romberg... Oeuvre 29. Vienne: Pierre Mechetti [PN] 381 [1815]. 23; [1] (title), 2-19; [1] (title), 2-19; [1] (title), 2-17 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 50. Weinmann Mechetti p. 11. Four volumes. 19th century marbled paper over flexible boards with large labels titled in manuscript to uppers. Occasional annotations. Bindings slightly worn. Minor browning, foxing and staining. In very good condition overall. . "The largest portion of Spohr's chamber music was for strings alone, ranging from 19 unsurpassed duos for two violins to four masterly, and largely unemulated, double string quartets. These, together with the 36 string quartets (and several other works for the same combination), seven string quintets and the String Sextet of 1848, display a number of common features. Spohr's own mastery of the violin is evident in all of them, and their technical difficulties, together with the particular style of performance necessary to secure their full effect, may partly explain their infrequent performance. The quartets, especially, fall into two distinct categories: solo quartets in the tradition of Rode (often entitled "Quatuor brillant"), which are essentially violin concertos with string trio accompaniment, and true quartets where the interest is more evenly divided between the instruments. At its most baneful, Spohr's virtuosity induced him to slip into predictable passage-work in the linking sections between the main tonal centres of his sonata form movement... There are, however, many examples of brilliance without vapidity in these works and his imagination seems particularly to have been stimulated by less usual combinations." Clive Brown in Grove online

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        5 Plays

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine and5 plates. The Clandestine Marriage is a comedy by George Colman the Elder and David Garrick, first performed in 1766 at Drury Lane. The idea came from one of William Hogarth's engravings. The plot concerns a merchant, Mr Sterling, who wants to marry off his elder daughter to Sir John Melvil, who is actually in love with her younger sister, Fanny. Fanny, however, is in love with a humble clerk, Lovewell, whom she has secretly married. Her attempts to extricate herself from the arrangement with Melvil lead to her becoming the proposed bride of Melvil's elderly uncle, Lord Ogleby. Thomas Morton (1764 1838) was an English playwright. A Cure for the Heartache is a comedy. She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by the Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, son of an Anglo-Irish vicar, first performed in London in 1773. The play is a great favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in Britain and the United States. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an enduring appeal, and is still regularly performed today. It has been adapted into a film several times, including in 1914 and 1923. Richard Cumberland (February 19, 1732 May 7, 1811) was an English dramatist and civil servant. The Jew is a comedy. Elizabeth Inchbald, ne Simpson (1753 - 1821) was an English novelist, actress, and dramatist. Everyone Has His Fault is a comedy. Condition: The binding is tight and firm although both boards are detached and only the front board is present. The title page is detached and missing. There is some wear to the extremities includign heavy rubbing to the front board and spine, slight creasing to the spine slight bumping to the corners. The leather at the top and bottom of the spine is starting to peel away. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and slight spotting to the first 40 pages. Overall the volume is in fair condition..

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        Cornelii Nepotis Excellentium Imperatorum Vitae

      London- Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, et al, 1806. London- Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, et al, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth century edition of Maittaire's biography of Cornelius Nepos, in a full calf binding. In Latin. Michael Maittaire, (1668 - 1747), was a French born British classical scholar, bibliographer, and typographer. From the early 1700s he devoted himself to scholarship and began to publish extensively, nearly seventy individual works being attributed to him, mostly in the fields of classics and typography. He lived for much of his life at various residences in London -ODNB. Condition: In a full contemporary calf binding. Externally, rubbed to the extremities, with a small section missing from the front and rear board, and one smallinstance of past worming to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with the occasional spot. With an ink signature to thebottom margin of page 29. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        American Gardener's Calendar; Adapted to the Climate and Seasons of the United States; Containing a Complete Account of all the Work Necessary to be Done in the Kitchen-Garden, Fruit-Garden, Flower-Garden, Orchard, Pleasure-Ground, Vineyard, etc, etc

      Philadelphia: B. Graves for the author, 1806. Philadelphia: B. Graves for the author, 1806. Large, thick octavo, v, [1], 648 pages, plus folding table and [18] page index. First edition. "Bernard M'Mahon (1775-1818), an Irishman, came to America in 1796, and went at once to Philadelphia, where he founded a successful seed and nursery business. He served horticulture best by publishing in 1806, in Philadelphia, his excellent THE AMERICAN GARDENER'S CALENDAR. For 50 years the book was the standard authority in America." - Hedrick. Foxing and a few stains to interior, with an early bookplate of "Princeton Library" and a later rubber stamp of an owner in Kewaunee Co. Wisconsin. In scuffed and worn full-calf, with red calf spine label. Generally good. [Rink 1647; Sabin 43560; Hedrick, page 197].

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        Base du système métrique décimal, ou Mesure de l'arc du méridien compris entre les parallèles de Dunkerque et Barcelone, exécutée en 1792 et années suivantes

      Paris: Baudouin, Printer to the Institut National, and Garnery, The Widow Courcier, 1806-1810, 1821. Paris: Baudouin, Printer to the Institut National, and Garnery, The Widow Courcier,, 1806-1810, 1821. [Together with]: Recueil d'observations géodésiques, astronomiques et physiques, exécutées par ordre du Bureau des Longitudes de France, en Espagne, en France, en Angleterre et en Écosse, pour déterminer la variation de la pesanteur et des degrés terrestres sur le prolongement du Méridien de Paris, faisant suite au troisième volume de la Base du système métrique. Two works bound in 4 volumes, quarto (258 × 190 mm). Professionally rebound in red half morocco, titles gilt direct, gilt in compartments, double leaf spray roll to board edges, all edges trimmed. With 30 engraved plates, including 2 in the second title and 23 folding, and numerous tables in the texts. Bindings expertly rebacked to style, the occasional light spot but overall exceptionally fresh. An excellent set. First edition of Delambre and Méchain's famous report with Jean Baptiste Biot and Dominique François Arago's incredibly scarce continuation of their work, which is also a first edition. In the wake of the French Revolution the Académie des Sciences set up a commission to ponder the question of establishing standards of measurements, which had been previously attempted but to no avail as units of measurements still varied according to countries and even regions or trade. "In 1791 [the commission] reported that fundamental unit of length should be derived from a dimension of the earth: it should be the tenth-millionth part of a quadrant of the earth's meridian extending between Dunkirk and Barcelona [...]. The Constituent Assembly set up a general commission of weights and measures to carry these proposals into effect and in 1795 a law was passed introducing the metric system into France with provisional standards. The astronomers Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre and Pierre François André Méchain (1744–1805) were charged with the task of measuring accurately the newly adopted length along the meridian arc between Dunkirk and Barcelona […] The length of a metre (equalling 39.37 English inches) was marked on a platinum bar, and the unit of weight was also constructed of platinum, being the weight of a cubic decimetre, or litre, of pure water at its maximum density" (PMM). This mammoth task was finally completed in 1806 by Jean Baptiste Biot of the Bureau des Longitudes, assisted by Dominique François Arago and in 1821 their findings were published as a fourth volume continuation to Delambre and Méchain. The platinum bars used by the four scientists "remained the basic standards until 1875 and are still preserved in Paris" (ibid.)

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        The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature

      London: R. Ackermann, 1806. London: R. Ackermann, 1806. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [8], iv, 231pp, [1]; Volume Two - [6], vi, 239pp, [1] and Volume Three - [6], iv, 280pp, [6]; plates. Later half-morocco and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author / volume to third, remaining panels with double fillet frames, gilt roll to bands, a.e.g., curl and spot marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, bump to upper edge of volume three. Internally bright and clean, with almost none of the off-setting often found, small repair to head of title in volume three. Binding is by Zaehnsdorf. A total of one hundred and four colour aquatints as called for, with the half-titles. Originally issued in parts, this copy is almost certainly bound from the parts, with the correct watermarks of 1806 and 1807 and with the errata uncorrected except for that on page 218 in volume one and with at least six (probably seven) of the twelve 'key' plates in first states. Abbey Scenery 212; Toovey 7; Thomson 606 and Adams 99. First Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. Folio.

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        Neueste Karte von der Stadt Wien mit der umliegenden Gegend von 8 Deutschen Meilen.

      Wien, Cappi, (1806).. Kupferstichkarte von und nach F.T. Müller, Bildausschnitt 62,5 x 81,5 cm, Blattgr. 70,5 x 83 cm.. Dörflinger, Österreichischer Karten des frühen 19. Jahrhun derts, Cap 11. Zeigt das Gebiet von Neulengbach im Westen bis Hainburg im Osten, von Gaweinstal im Norden bis Berndorf a. d. Triesting im Süden; knapprandig, alte Faltung geglättet, rückseitig ein Probedruck der Schmidt-Karte in zweiter Auflage.

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY, FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURES

      Philadelphia. 1806.. Philadelphia. 1806.. 10pp. Modern tan buckram, original blue paper wrappers bound in. Very minor soiling. Near fine. Constitution of this Society, designed to encourage and promote the manufacture and production of American goods via loans to the manufacturers themselves. The fourteen articles of the constitution lay out the rules by which the society shall operate, and the officers are listed at the end. Stephen Girard was the first President. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11157. RINK, TECHNICAL AMERICANA 2969 (locates 3 copies).

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        Nevton for ungdommen eller physisk, astronomisk og chemisk børneven.

      En oversættelse af S. C. Salling, (med kobbere). Odense, S. Hempel, 1806. 8:o. XII,(2),160,(1) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Ngt nött mörkbrunt samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Ryggskinnet med ett litet nagg upptill. Lite av pärmpappret bortrivet på den bakre pärmen. Tryckt på tunt papper i början och med en del spegeltryck.. Bibliotheca danica II:104. Översatt från franskan

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        Flora Badensis Alsatica et confinium regionum cis et transrhenana plantas a Lacu Bodamico usque ad confluentem Mosellae et Rheni sponte nascentes... 4 Bände.

      Karlsruhe, Müller, 1806-, 1826.. circa 20,5 x 12,5 cm. Zusammen etwa 3000 Seiten, mit 24 Tafeln, davon 14 in Kupferstich und 10 in Lithographie Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung u. 2 Rückenschildern. Junk 4448; Pritzel 3388. Erste Ausgabe dieses umfangreichen Hauptwerkes des Badenser Arztes und Direktors des Naturalienkabinetts in Karlsruhe, hier mit dem seltenen vierten Band, der erst zwanzig Jahre nach dem ersten erschien. "Das Werk war durch seine Speciesbeschreibung und sorgfaltige Citation der alteren Literatur fur seine Zeit mustergultig" (ADB IX, 271). Beschrieben wir die Flora von der Bodensee-Gegend bis ins Elsass. - Gut erhalten, kleiner privater Sammlerstempel auf dem Titel, gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, berieben aber dekorativ.

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        Oratio dominica in clv linguas versa et exoticis characteribus plerumque expressa.

      Parma, Typis Bodonianis 1806.. Folio. (8), XIX, (5), XIX, (5), 20 SS., (2), CCXLVIII S. Pappband mit montiertem Rücken- und Deckelschild., fester Einband. Tadelloses Exemplar von Bodonis berühmtem Schriftmusterbuch aus der Privatbibliothek der (Ex-) Kaiserin und Gemahlin Napoleon Bonapartes, Marie Louise von Oesterreich (1791-1847), Grossherzogin von Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla. Als typographisches Musterbuch wird das in 155 verschiedenen Sprachen aus 215 orientalischen und lateinischen Drucktypen gesetzte Vaterunser-Werk nur vom postum veröffentlichten legendären 'Manuale Tipografico' von 1818 übertroffen.Die französische Widmung auf dem Spiegel des Vorderdeckels stammt vom adeligen Offizier und Diplomaten Adam Albert von Neipperg: "Offerte respectueusement a sa Majeste l'Imperatrice Marie Louise, Duchesse de Parma, Plaisance et Guastalla par son tres humble et rees obeissant serviteur ... Comte de Neipperg, Parme, le 21 Juillet 1815 ". Von Neipperg, der im März 1815 zum Oberstallmeister und Oberbefehlshaber der Truppen von Marie-Luise, Lieblingstochter des österreichischen Kaisers Franz I., ernannt worden war, vertrat am Wiener Kongress die Interessen von Marie-Louise und des Grossherzogtums Parma, das ihr als Abfindung nach der Trennung von Napoleon zuerkannt wurde. Nach dem Tode seiner ersten Frau 1821, ging Adam Albert von Neipperg mit Marie-Louise eine morganatische Ehe ein, aus der vier Kinder hervorgingen, wobei das erste (Albertine) bereits am 1. Mai 1817 geboren wurde. - Das 1806 von Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) ganz im Geiste des Klassizismus vollendete Buch enthält viele nichteuropäische Uebersetzungen des Vaterunser. Im Vorwort weist der Drucker der Könige und König der Drucker' darauf hin, dass er hier, im Gegensatz zu anderen vorausgegangenen Vaterunser-Drucken die mit exotischen Versionen in Kupferdruck gedruckt wurden, nun alles mit beweglichen Lettern vollendet habe: "les lettres sont toutes mobiles et separees". Gegliedert hat Bodoni den Vaterunser-Text in europäische, asiatische, afrikanische und amerikanische Sprachen, wobei vor allem auch der auf 37 Seiten ausgebreitete Reichtum an griechischen Buchstabenformen beeindruckt. Finanziert wurde der kostspielige Druck durch Napoleons Stiefsohn, den Prinzen Eugene de Beauharnais (1781-1824), Vizekönig von Italien 1805, Fürst von Venedig 1807, Bayerischer Herzog von Leuchtenberg und Fürst von Eichstätt 1817. - Es fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. mit dem Impressum, insgesamt tadellos sauber. - Bibliographie: Brooks 1003 ("Si puo chiamarlo un altro manuale tipografico"); De Lama II, S. 171f. ("Questo libro preziosissimo, che fa epoca nella Tipografia"); Updike, Printing Types (1927), 67f.; Wurzbach Bd. XX, S. 146ff. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Compendio de Musica, Theorica, e pratica, que contem breve instrucção para tirar musica. Liçoens de acompanhamento em Orgão,Cravo,Guitarra, ou qualquer outro instrumento, em que se pode obter regular harmonia. Medidas para dividir os braços das Violas, Guitarras, &c. e para a canaria do Orgão. Appendiz, em que se declarão os melhores methodos d'affinar o Orgão, Cravo, &c. Modo de tirar os sons harmonicos, ou flautados; com varias, e novas experiencias interessantes ao Contraponto,Composição, e á Physica

      - Na Typ. de Antonio Alvarez Ribeiro, Porto, 1806. (10) + 104pp. 21,5cm. Enc. Além das páginas indicadas possui 5 folhas desdobráveis com pautas musicais. Entre os diversos capítulos é particularmente interessante o dos métodos para afinar o Órgão, o Cravo, etc. Com carimbo de posse. Encadernação contemporânea em inteira de pele. Belo exemplar. With 5 fold-out musical sheets prints. Particularly interesting methods to tune the organ, harpsichord, etc. With stamps of previous ownership. Bound in contemporary full leather. Crisp paper. Good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sixième JEU DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, Orné de figures gravées avec soin et représentant les différens peuples de la terre dans le costume particulier à chacun d'eux; destiné à l'instruction et à l'amusement de la jeunesse des deux sexes. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée.

      Contained in the original box (112 x 78 x 33 mm.) of marbled paper over thick card with paste-down illustrated label on one surface. Containing 48 cards (103 x 68 mm) with engraved cartouche and text (each card representing a different region; a folding copper-engraved map of the world (299 x 185 mm) by Tardieu, 'Planisphère ou Carte réduite du Globe Terrestre. A l'usage du Jeu de Cartes Geographiques. Lacks the single sheet of rules. Box rubbed and worn; cards and map excellent. Card XLVI is dedicated to Nouvelle-Hollande, but also mentions New Guinea. It is decorated with an engraving of a fierce some looking warrior wearing a headdress and animal skins and brandishing a spear. This illustration does not accord with the description of Australian Aborigines printed on this card, which alleges that the indigenous inhabitants of New Holland are, 'Without clothing, without industry, without habitation, they have nothing for a bed but the earth and nothing for nourishment except for shellfish which they gather at the edge of the ocean'. The text also mentions the English settlement at Botany Bay and the transportation of convicts. Card XLVIII is dedicated to Terres Polaires et Australes, and is decorated with an engraving of a bare-breasted maiden (possibly inspired by illustrations of Tahitian women). The text states that New Zealand is inhabited by cannibals and that the savages of New Guinea and New Holland live in a primitive state owing to their lack of intelligence; 'Some geographers consider New Holland to be a continent.... Considered as an island, it is the largest on earth, approximately 300,000 square leagues.' A rare children's game from the first decade of the nineteenth century and one of the very first to feature the peoples of Australasia.

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

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

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        Transactions of the Dublin Society Vol V

      Graisberry and Campbell, 1806, Dublin - 8vo. These transactions are divided into a number of sections covering a wide range of subjects: (1) Mr. Underwood. Diary of the Weather at the Botanic Garden for 1804-05. (2) Premiums Offered & Adjudged by the Dublin Society for Planting and enclosing Plantations from 1766-1806. (3) Observations on the Sowing of Spring Wheat in Letters from the Marquis of Sligo.with a Report of Spring Wheat sown in 1805. (4-18) Numerous other observations, letters etc. including Globe Turnip, Spring Wheat, Potatoes, Properties of Neat Cattle, Sheep & Swine.Indigenous Grasses of Ireland, Rare Plants, Agriculture of County Cork, Chinese Hot-Houses, Hartz Mountain Fossils, Mechanical Philosophy & more. Pp. v, 517, xii. Top page edges uncut. Illustrated. Good Marbled boards. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE TO NAVY PURSER NATHANIEL LYDE, AUTHORIZING HIM TO PROCURE MEN AND PAY NECESSARY EXPENSES OF OFFICERS FOR THE U.S. NAVY. WITH A FURTHER LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION, ALSO IN PREBLE'S HAND, TO NAVY AGENT SAMUEL BROWN, COPIED OUT FOR THE USE OF PURSER LYDE]

      Portland, Me. Feb. 8, 1806.. Portland, Me. Feb. 8, 1806.. [1],[1]pp., autograph letters, signed, on a folded folio sheet. A bit of old tape residue along the edge of the fourth page (which was used for addressing and docketing). Near fine. A pair of letters, on a single sheet, in the hand of Commodore Edward Preble, written just a year before his death, in his role supervising shipbuilding activities for the United States Navy in Portland, Maine. In the letters Preble authorizes the procuring of petty officers for two of the Navy's newest bomb ketches, the USS Etna and Vesuvius. The main letter is written from Preble to U.S. Navy Purser Nathaniel Lyde at Boston. Preble writes: "I have rec'd your letter of the 5th inst. You may furnish the armorer with 30 Doll. and it shall be re- imbursed you here [the final seven letters of this sentence are crossed out]. I enclose you an order on Samuel Brown Esq. for 500 Doll. to procure men and pay necessary expenses of officers &c. for which you will be held accountable to the Navy Department. The money is not to be expended without my approbation." On the verso of this page Preble has copied out for Lyde a letter he wrote to Navy Agent Samuel Brown, which reads: "Sir, there is wanted five hundred dollars for the purpose of procuring petty officers & men for the U.S. Bomb Ketches Etna & Vesuvius and for boats no. 11 & 12 at Portland and near my post for which I am held accountable to the U.S. Navy Departments." Commodore Edward Preble (1761- 1807) was born at Falmouth (now Portland, Maine). He joined the Massachusetts state navy in 1780, and participated in battles against the Royal Navy and Loyalist privateers. For a brief time he was held prisoner by the British aboard the prison ship Jersey. After the war he engaged as a master and supercargo of merchants' vessels sailing to Europe, Africa, and the West Indies. By the time of the "Quasi War" in the 1790s he was eager to join the American navy, and was commissioned a lieutenant in 1798, and was promoted to captain the following year. In 1803-1804, Preble was commander of the U.S. Mediterranean Squadron, arguably the most important command in the navy at the time, and his heroics against the Barbary states are what made his reputation. He fought successfully against Morocco and Tripoli and engineered, with Stephen Decatur, the destruction of the captured American frigate Philadelphia. After his return to the United States he supervised the construction of gunboats and served as an adviser to the Navy. A nice pair of Edward Preble letters, from late in the Commodore's esteemed career.

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