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        A compendious dictionary of the English language.

      from Sidney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford 1806 - First edition of Webster's first dictionary, 12mo, pp. xxiii, [1], 408; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; some scuffing and minor foxing, short crack starting at the top of the upper joint, small chip out from the top of the spine; else a very good, sound copy. Early ownership signature on the flyleaf of "Sarah Gardiner, East Hampton, Long Island," and "John L. Gardiner, 1807 12/-". A Cordell Library duplicate, with its large bookplate."It was no perfunctory abridgement of existing English works, as the few dictionaries hitherto published on this continent had been. Though it was compact, making no pretense to rival Johnson's profusion, it flung down to Johnson's and to every other existing dictionary a challenge on five important counts: spelling (which Webster would reform); pronunciation (which he would guard against capricious change); etymology (in which he effectively showed up Johnson's shortcomings); modernity; and definitions. The first three of these are dealt with in an Introduction by turns brilliant and abstruse, outlining those theories which Webster was later to develop more fully in his great Dictionary of 1828. In the body of the Compendious he included thousands of words which were in daily use but not in any other lexicon. And his definitions, though brief often to the point of synonymy, proved brilliantly his special gifts for accuracy and precision in this, the most important feature in any dictionary" (Noah's Ark, p. 24). Skeel 577; Sabin 102347. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bienenfresser / Vogel Le guepier Daudin Male, No. 14

      1806 - 1816. Blattmass: 50,7x32,7 Kupferstich In Farbe gedruckt.

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        Voyages Pittoresques dans les Quatre Parties du Monde

      Paris,: Veuve Hocquart, 1806.. 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. 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 LachaussÈe 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 PÈrouse, 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 EncyclopÈdie 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.Bagnall, 2268; Colas, 1302; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 371.

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        The Eccentric Mirror, Reflecting a Faithful and Interesting Delineation of Male and Female Characters, Ancient and Modern...

      London: Printed for James Cundee, 1806-1807. Four volumes. Title continues: who have been particularly distinguished by extraordinary qualifications, talents, and propensities, natural or acquired... With a faithful narration of every instance of singularity manifested in the lives and conduct of characters who have rendered themselves eminently conspicuous by their eccentricities: the whole exhibiting an interesting and wonderful display of human action in the grand theater of the world. Stock#NS0503. Bound by Hope Bindery in full red leather, gilt spines.

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        Beskrivelse over Agerdyrkningens Tilstand i Danmark. Bind 3 + 4. (Fyen, Langeland og Ærø. Lolland og Falster).

      Kbhvn. 1806. Med 2 smukt håndkolorerede udfoldelige kort samt tabeller og plantegninger. XVII + 916 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med titel- og tomefelter i anden farve skind, og gulddekorationer på ryggen. Gammelt navn på første binds titelblad.. Bibl. Dan. II, 1010

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        Voyage en Espagne et coup d’oeil sur l’etat social, politique et materiel de ce Pays.

      Bruxelles. Victor Devaux et Cie. 1806 - Libro de viajes sobre España que arranca su recorrido en Burdeos, pasando por País Vasco, Burgos, Valladolid, Madrid, con especial hincapié en el toreo, Toledo, Córdoba, Sevilla, Valencia y Barcelona. 1h., 1h. De retrato de Isabel II, 5 págs. 257 págs. En la segunda parte trata sobre diversos aspectos sociales y políticos de España, comercio, armada Raro en comercio. Palau, 147798. Cuarto. Holandesa con dorados en lomo.Exlibris de A. de S. Ferriol y de E. Berthoin. 6 láminas y retrato. Muy buen estado.

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        Travels from Buenos Ayres, by Potosi, to Lima. With Notes by the Translator, containing Topographical Descriptions of the Spanish Possessions in South America, drawn from the last and best Authorities.

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1806.. xii, 287, [1] pp. 16mo. Later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece, spine decorated in gilt. First English Language edition. Illus. with 1 folding map. Sabin 31265. Palau 112884 (1807 ed.). Kress B.5054. Goldsmiths'-Kress: 19189.6. Lowndes II: 902. See Hill (2004): 1349. Humphreys 563. Naylor A.4. With one page of advertisements. Originally published as "Tagebuch einer reise durch Peru" (Dresden, 1798). Anton Zacharias Helms (1751-1803) was a mining expert who joined the expedition to the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata led by Thaddeus von Nordenflicht at the request of the King of Spain to assist in improving the system for processing silver from the mining operations in Potosi. This is the best record of the expedition, and Helms writes not only about mining operations, but in the second section covers extensively the governments, geology, topography, peoples, history, and commerce of the region. An abridged version without the map and running 92 pages, was published the following year. Provenance: Coleccion Monclau (bookplate). A near fine copy, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, faint glue mark at hinge, minor foxing.

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        Description des travaux hydrauliques.

      Paris: Collin, Renouard, Bernard, Magimel, Treuttel & Wurtz, Goeury, 1806-1808 - Edition originale, 2 volumes in-4; T.I: [iv], [ii: dédicace], xiv (Table, Souscripteurs), 316p., beau portrait gravé de Cessart par Bouché, 34 planches dépliantes. T.II: [iv], xvi, 358p.; 33 planches dépliantes, soit au total 67 planches et un portrait. Cartonnage d'attente de l'époque, dos refaits en veau havane avec pièces de titre en papier, gardes renouvelées. Très bon exemplaire à toutes marges, entièrement non rogné. Très bel ouvrage d'ingénierie hydraulique, qui détaille la construction de plusieurs ouvrages d'art. Le premier est le pont enjambant la Loire à Saumur (appelé aujourd'hui pont Cessart), qui fut construit de 1756 à 1770, et auquel sont consacrées près de 200 pages de texte et dix-sept grandes planches dépliantes. Cessart quitta Saumur en 1766 pour Rouen, où il dirigea l'élargissement du Quai de la ville (3 planches), puis aménagea le port du Havre (7 planches), celui du Tréport (3 planches), le port de Dieppe (17 planches), et la rade de Cherbourg (16 planches). Cessart conçut également un projet de pont tournant permettant le passage des navires (3 planches), ainsi que le projet initial du pont des Arts à Paris, premier pont en fer sur la Seine (1 planche). Passionnant ouvrage, témoin de l'ingéniosité des hommes de l'art du dix-huitième siècle. Cessart mourut en avril 1806 à l'âge de 87 ans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of British India

      Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy Three volumes, quarto, contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spines skilfully restored with gilt raised bands, armorial device at base, labels lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, leaf edges marbled, pp. xxxii, 648; viii, 720; viii, 777, [1, blank]; with a folding engraved map in volumes I & II, the second one hand coloured, an attractive set.RARE FIRST EDITION. .James Mill was the first British historian to give a comprehensive treatment to Indian history as a whole. "If the whole of his time for 12 years was not literally devoted to the task, it was, we may say, substantially devoted; for his diversions consisted in mostly discussing topics allied to the problems the History had to deal with...The best ideas of the sociological writers of the 18th century were combined with the Bentham philosophy of law, and the author?s own independent reflections, to make a dissertation of startling novelty to the generation that first perused it" Bain, James Mill pp.176-177."Dry and stern as its author, and embodying some of his political prejudices, it was at least a solid piece of work, which succeeded at once, and soon became the standard book on the subject". Leslie Stephen, The Utilitarians, vol II,p.23.?About the end of 1806 [Mill] began ... the composition of a history of India, and the task was far more laborious than he had anticipated. Three years spread into ten ... The "History" succeeded at once, and has become a standard work ... The book, though dry and severe in tone, supplied a want, and contained many interesting reflections upon social questions. He has been accused of unfairness, and his prejudices were undoubtedly strong? (Leslie Stephen in DNB).?Of India I have undertaken to give no less than a complete history, in which I aim at comprising all the information in which we Europeans are very materially interested; and, thank God, after having had it nearly ten years upon the carpet, I am now revising it for the press, and hope to begin to print as soon as I return to London. It will make three 4to volumes, which, whatever else they may contain, will contain the fruits of a quantity of labour, of which nobody who shall not go over the same ground, and go over it without the assistance of my book, can form an adequate conception. Had I forseen that it would be one half or one third of what it has been, never should I have been the author of a History of India.? (James Mill, in a letter written to Napier, cited in Bain, p. 158). The work led to James Mill?s appointment, in 1819, to a place in the India House as Assistant to the Examiner of India Correspondence.{HX333}

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE ROYAL AND NOBLE AUTHORS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND

      London: John Scott, 1806. Occasional minor foxing, edge wear, a sound and very handsome set. . Enlarged and continued to the present time by Thomas Park. Five volumes. Illustrated with engravings. Bound in full dark blue period straight grain morocco, a.e.g., the spine panels elaborately gilt, the covers with fancy borders of repeating patterns in gilt and blind.

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        The Spy; a Tale of the Neutral Ground; referring to some Particular Occurrences during the American War: also pourtraying [sic] American Scenery and Manners

      Three vols. 12mo, bound in cont. German brown morocco for Duke William of Brunswick (1806-84), with his elaborate arms inlaid on all six covers, sides elaborately gilt, spines richly gilt, a.e.g. Paris: Baudry, 1825. First edition to be printed on the Continent. Certainly no other copy of The Spy has ever been bound in such an "over the top" fashion. Very fine set with the elaborately gilt bookplate of Duke William [Wilhelm], nephew of King George III of Britain, in each volume. The first volume lacks the half-title. .

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        A compendious dictionary of the English language

      Hartford: from Sidney's Press for Hudson & Goodwin. 1806. "First edition of Webster's first dictionary, 12mo, pp. xxiii, [1], 408; full contemporary calf, red morocco label; some scuffing and minor foxing, short crack starting at the top of the upper joint, small chip out from the top of the spine; else a very good, sound copy. Early ownership signature on the flyleaf of ""Sarah Gardiner, East Hampton, Long Island,"" and ""John L. Gardiner, 1807 12/-"". A Cordell Library duplicate, with its large bookplate.& & ""It was no perfunctory abridgement of existing English works, as the few dictionaries hitherto published on this continent had been. Though it was compact, making no pretense to rival Johnson's profusion, it flung down to Johnson's and to every other existing dictionary a challenge on five important counts: spelling (which Webster would reform); pronunciation (which he would guard against capricious change); etymology (in which he effectively showed up Johnson's shortcomings); modernity; and definitions. The first three of these are dealt with in an Introduction by turns brilliant and abstruse, outlining those theories which Webster was later to develop more fully in his great Dictionary of 1828. In the body of the Compendious he included thousands of words which were in daily use but not in any other lexicon. And his definitions, though brief often to the point of synonymy, proved brilliantly his special gifts for accuracy and precision in this, the most important feature in any dictionary"" (Noah's Ark, p. 24). & & Skeel 577; Sabin 102347."

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        Seigo Senchu Jushikei Hakki [trans.: Elaborations of the Routes of the Fourteen Meridians and their Functions]

      16 full-page woodcut illus. 50; 55 folding leaves. Two vols. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers (some worming, carefully repaired), orig. block-printed title label on each upper cover. Tokyo: 1806. An augmented edition of one of the most important Chinese texts on acupuncture by Katsu Ju, with the valuable commentaries ("elaborations") by Komin Kozan. Katsu "was a Chinese physician whose years are uncertain but who lived prior to the time of the Ming dynasty. He wrote a book on the introduction of the moxa system into Japan from China, the original Japanese edition of which was published in 1684 with the title Jushikei (or Jushikyo) hakki. A theoretical discussion, by Katsu, chiefly on acupuncture but equally applicable to moxa, not on how to cure but on the more fundamental nature of the subject, comprised the first part of that work. The first part discussed the fundamental belief of the Chinese and Japanese in a relationship between the internal organs and their diseases, and curative treatment for them at specific sites on the outside of the body. The second part, written by an unknown co-author, was subtitled Juishikei ketsu chi-ho and gave practical instruction. Several illustrations in this work show relationships between moxa or acupuncture sites and specific internal organs (e.g. between the hands and the lungs). Two drawings are especially interesting as showing external measurements of the human body, anterior and posterior aspects, referring to differences between lean and fat individuals and the influence of aging."-Mestler, "A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan. Part II. Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Bathing, Balneotherapy and Massage. Nursing, Pediatrics and Hygiene. Obstetrics and Gynecology," pp. 473-74. The sixteen full-page woodcut illustrations explain the centers for acupuncture. The text concerns Yin and Yang through the arms and legs; circulation of the breath of life through the fourteen meridians; and the eight vital blood vessels. Nice fresh set. This is a very rare book; WorldCat does not locate a copy. .

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        The SILVER HORN; The Celebrated Hunting Song, in the Hunter of the Alps. Sung by Mrs. Cooke.

      F. Rhames, No. 16 Exchange Street / Broderip & Wilkinson No. 13 Haymarket, (n d), Dublin / London: - This title bound with 42 other pieces of sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38351. Price is for volume containing all 43 pieces. Handwritten 'Contents' to front of volume. Age-toning to paper. 2" vertical tear to lower edge of second leaf [no loss]. Very Good. Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Complete gutter break after title leaf of "Slow & Quick Marches.", resulting in last two pieces detached from text block. A Good - VG item. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". Ca 1806. OCLC records just one holding institution [St. Andrews]. 3, [1 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cases of the Excision of Carious Joints

      Glasgow Glasgow University Press 1806. Cover worn and detached. Spine worn. Fep loose otherwise contents firm. Dust soiling to page ends. Plates bright First Edition Grey board cover 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 210pp, + errata page. 3 fold out plates.

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        John Turnbull's Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1800 bis 1814. Nebst einer genauen Schilderung der Englischen Verbrecher-Kolonien in Neu-Holland und der Societäts- und Sandwich-Inseln in ihrem gegenwärtigen Zustande. Erster und Zweiter Theil (in einem Bande).

      Hamburg, August Campe, 1806. - Bericht über die Reise des Schiffs Margaret, auf dem Turnbull als Offizier fuhr, über Brasilien um das Kap der Guten Hoffnung nach Australien und von dort weiter zu den Gesellschaftsinseln, anschließend nach Hawaii und Tahiti. Bei den Palliser Islands lief die "Margaret" auf ein Riff, Turnbull und seine Mitfahrer konnten sich mit Hilfe zweier selbstgefertigter Boote retten und gelangten schließlich über Sidney nach England zurück. Spannende und anschauliche Reiseschilderung. de 1200 Die letzten Seiten mit sehr geringfügiger Bräunung im unteren Seitenbereich. Sonst sehr gutes, nahezu tadelloses Exemplar; seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XVI, 331, 208 S. (Neuer) Roter Halbleinenband (Handeinband) nach historischen Vorbildern mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken.

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (Complete four volume set)

      Whitehall: Printed for William W. Woodward Philadelphia: Whitehall: Printed for William W. Woodward. 1806-1807. First. First American edition, second state. Four volume set. Octavos. Edited by William Jones, revised and corrected by Robert Patterson. Complete with 43 folded engraved plates bound at the rear of each volume. Contemporary full mottled calf, dark red and black morocco spine labels. Volume 4 Signed and dated by James Maginness (May 31, 1808), an eminent Philadelphia mathematician. Small ownership signatures in light ink and pencil, a handsome set, very good or better with scattered foxing and a professional repair to the rear hinge of Volume 1. George Adams was the mathematical and scientific instrument maker to George III. The beautifully engraved plates depict his many instruments, including telescopes, globes, and related devices. Shaw & Shoemaker 9799. .

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        The History of the City and County of Norwich; containing its original rise and increase, its ancient and present Government, with the various accidents that have happened to it; the Foundations of the Cathedral, Castle, Parochial Churches, Monasteries, Hermitages, Hospitals, and other publick Buildings [in 2 volumes]

      Published by William Miller , London 1806 - , vol 1. iv, 671 pages, frontispiece with 2 linen-backed folding plates at front, contents at rear; vol 2. 580 pages, with 4 linen-backed folding plates, 3 full-page plates, index at rear New edition , professionally re-bound, hinges repaired, new endpapers, ex-library plates to front pastedowns to front pastedown, light spots to pages here and there, in very good condition , re-bound in quarter brown calf and cloth, gilt titles and ex-library number to spine, red speckled edges Quarto, 25 x 16 cm Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES FROM NATURE (A Collection of thirty three Sketches from Nature).

      London. E. Orme. -1807 1806 - Folio 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, full contemporary calf, lower board detached. 33 SUPERB SOFT GROUND ETCHED PLATES of typical Morland bucolica. Copac and the British Museum both have copies as described with 33 plates - thus assumed to be complete as issued but apparently their copies came with a title page which is not here present, albeit the title Sketches from Nature is in gilt on the upper board. The biography of Morland is a sorry tale given the peaceable nature of his art work! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts upon Domestic or Private Education

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Rome, 1806 First and only edition. Small octavo. Dedicated to James Rigby, one of His Majesty's Honorable Council on the Isle of Trinidad. 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.

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        Itinerarium Cambriae seu Laboriosae Baldvini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legatonis Accurata Descrip[tio

      Londini: Typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii, 1806. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. xxxii,237,(6)pp. Engraved frontispiece, three full page engraved plates, and a large hand-colored folding map. Contemporary full calf binding; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt, gilt title, gilt rules on the boards and gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. With the armorial bookplate of Henry Drummond (1786-1860) of Albury Park, Surrey, now Albury Estate. Early edition of Giraldus' 12th century Itinerary through Wales. According to Lowndes, only 200 copies were printed, and he calls Giraldus, the Bishop of St. David's, the "oldest topographer of Wales...." Lowndes, p. 896. The Merlin reference: Myrddin Emrys is first named by Giraldus Cambrensis in this Itinerarium Cambriae where he makes a distinction between two Myrddins: Merlinus Ambrosius (Myrddin Emrys) and Merlinus Celidonius who is also known as Merlinus Sylvester (Myrddin Wyllt). Rebacked with the original spine nicely laid on, one plate lightly foxed, tiny closed inner marginal tear to the map at a fold (no loss) else a near fine fresh copy.

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

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

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        Histoire abrégée des antiquités de Nismes et de ses environs.dernière édition revue, corrigée, considérablement augmentéee.

      Buchet, Nismes 1806 - in-8, demi-basane d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, tranches japées, 96pp. (rares rousseurs). Complet de 14 planches, la plupart dépliantes, dont deux en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description de paris et de ses edifices, avec un précis historique et des observations sur le caractere de leur architecture, et sur les principaux objets d'art et de curiosité qu'ils renferment par J. G. Legrand et par C. P. Landon.

      chez C. P. Landon 1806 - Paris, chez C. P. Landon, 1806-1809. 2 vol. en 4 parties en 1 vol. in 8 de XXI-22 à 211pp.-94pp.-102-[1]pp.-48pp., reliure en plein maroquin vert de l'époque, dos passé à 5 nerfs ornés de roulettes dorées, caissons, fleurons et fers dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux frottée dans sa partie latérale droite, surlignée et soulignée d'un triple filet doré et encadré d'un filet doré, titre doré, roulette dorée sur les coupes et sur les bordures des contreplats, imposante armoirie dorée au centre des plats d'origine anglaise, grands fleurons angulaires dorés, quelques frottements et petites épidermures, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire dans l'angle supérieur externe de la troisième page de garde au nom de John Drumond Pembroke College Oxford 1846, petite étiquette d'un libraire britannique d'Abingdon R. Parsons contrecollée dans l'angle supérieur externe du premier contreplat avec une ancienne trace rectangulaire en son centre, 115 planches (quelques-unes mal paginées) gravées au trait, certaines dépliantes de différents monuments parisiens, et celle de Paris en frontispice de la première partie, angle inférieur externe de la page 83 avec un petit manque, intérieur frais, tranches dorées, bon et bel exemplaire. Première édition peu commune qui fut publiée en partie posthume. Jacques-Guillaume Legrand (1743-1807), architecte des travaux publics de Paris (il construisit le dôme en verre de la halle au grain; l'actuelle Bourse du travail de Paris), avait voulu y donner une vue générale de la monumentalité de Paris, utile aussi bien aux architectes et aux artistes qu'aux voyageurs, d'où les nombreuses élévations qui ornent le texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS, IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND MORALS, OF THE LATE DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, NOW FIRST COLLECTED AND ARRANGED: WITH MEMOIRS OF HIS EARLY LIFE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

      London: J. Johnson and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. First Edition. Hardcover. The bottom corner of one page in the third volume torn with very slight loss of a few letters; otherwise, a Fine, clean set with just a little wear to the corners . Three small quarto (5-1/4" x 8-1/2") volumes bound in contemporary calf leather, recently rebacked with lighter color leather spines; [iii]-xiv, [2], 440, [36]; vi, [2], 468; vi, 552 pages. Illustrated with 13 copper-engraved plates, all but 1 folding, plus added engraved titles in each volume and a copper-engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I; folding table. The plates include depictions of his many inventions, such as the Franklin stove, as well as a map. Sabin 25495.

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        Reise nach Constantinopel und die umliegende Gegend.

      Mit Frontispiz in Aquatinta und gefalt. Kupferstichkarte. XXIX, 462 S. Hübscher Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenverg. Navari 441; Vgl. Cox I, 239. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Beschreibung Konstantinopels und des westlichen Kleinasiens. - Leicht beschabt und wenig bestoßen. Etwas braunfleckig.

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        A Voyage to South America: Describing at Large The Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, etc. on that Extensive Continent

      London: John Stockdale, 1806. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 2 volumes. xix, 469pp; iv, 419pp, [14]pp index. Illustrated with 7 copper fold-out plates. Early 20th century red cloth binding with gilt stamped title on spines. Additional cream colored blank end sheets were inserted before the original blank end sheet. A previous owner book plate is on front paste down. An old light blue ink address is stamped on the right front free end sheet. Old ink signature of Rob A Wainwright 1834 is written at the top of both blank end sheets. Very light edge wear bottom of spine volume 2. Sides trimmed. Interior very clean. Association copy. Previous owner Joseph W J Lee armorial book plate is located front paste down and address on the right front free end sheet. There is also a pencil note for instructions to the binders located towards the top of the original blank end sheet. The address stamp is Joseph Lee Needwood Forest Knoxville, Maryland. Joseph Lee was a member of Theodore Roosevelt's 71st New York Volunteer Regiment called the "Rough Riders." He served in Troop K under Captain Woodbury Kane during the Spanish-American War. He was discharged August 31st 1899 to accept a Commission. Lee was a diplomat in South America. He served as an American Minister to Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras during the Roosevelt Administration from 1905-1907.

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        Thaddeus of Warsaw, in Four Volumes

      London Longman., Hurst, Rees & Orme 1806. G : in Good condition. Covers slightly rubbed and bumped. Volumes 1 and 4 missing leather title labels and 3 label lifting. Cracking to boards at hinges. Top and tail of spines scuffed. Gilt printed volume numbers worn. Intermittent foxing. Pages cut Fourth Edition Leather cover 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 1[267pp], 2[247pp], 3[267pp +1pp adverts], 4[281pp] with half titles. Jane Porter's first novel a gothic romance, is set in Poland in the 1790s and tells of a Polish exile and the failed struggle for independence.

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        KAKEMONO ZUKAGAMI

      1806. Good. [EHON]NISHIMURA Tomonari. KAKEMONO ZUKAGAMI. NP, Bunka 3 [1806]. 26.6 x 19 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Interesting collection of 19 color printed images of "kakemono" fragrant curative talismans. See the copy at Waseda University for more on this book: http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/html/wo06/wo06_03147/index.html Our copy is missing the title page which had been pasted on the inner front cover. The covers are replaced. Brushed title label. Some staining, a bit of worming, good impressions. [KSSM II, 101-2]

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        Le Confiseur Moderne, Ou L"Art Du Confiseur et Du Distillateur

      Paris: Hardy, 1806. Full morocco with gilt spine, red label. Leather worn at extremities, slight worming at hinges. Preliminaries browned at edges, foxing. Very scarce.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        STAMPA CARTE VON TYROL, NACH PETER ANICH UND NEUERN HÜLFSQUELLEN VERFAST VON I.E.S. SEINER KÖN: HOH: DEM ERZHERZOG JOHANN. KÖN: PRINZEN ZU HUNGARN UND BÖHEIM.

      WIEN, TRANQUILLO MOLLO, 1806Custodia in astuccio coevo in cartoncino ricoperto in carta marmorizzata con dorsi in carta rossa; al piatto anteriore, etichetta con, all'interno di cornice floreale, titolo manoscritto: Carte du Tyrol e n. 24. All'interno, grande carta geografica, telata all'epoca e divisa in 24 stacchi per consentirne la piegatura. La carta, incisa e con bella bordura tipografica ai bordi, è acquarellata lungo i confini e in giallo al cartiglio che è posto in alto a sinistra; in basso a destra, elegante scenetta alpna incisa con dati di lettura. La  carta abbraccia tutto il Tirolo che viene rappresentato con grane precisione cartografica, essa è una riduzione della grande carta di Anich, pubblicata anni prima, lo stesso editore Mollo ne pubblicò una simile a quella in esame nel 1801. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

      London: Cadell and Davies, , 1806. 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 … Quarto (265 × 204 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, red morocco label renewed, rolled bands, urn devices gilt in compartments, gilt panelling to the boards, enclosing central marbled panel, undulate edge-roll, marbled endpapers. 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). Slightly rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, restoration at the head- and tail-cap, corners bumped, light browning throughout, and some foxing, some offsetting from the plates as usual, particularly the map of Rio, very good. 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". Crested bookplate of Edward Strutt, first baron Belper to the front pastedown. A Benthamite radical, Belper "was a recognized authority on questions of free trade, law reform, and education and earned the respect of many eminent contemporaries … In his later life he also developed an interest in science and literature. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 22 March 1860, and to fellowships of the Geological Society and the Zoological Society" (ODNB).

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        STAMPA POSTKARTE VON DEUTSCHLAND UND DEN ANGRAENZENDEN LAENDERN GEZEICHNET  UND HERAUSGEGEBEN VON IGNAZ HEYMAN K., AUCH K.K. OBERPOSTAMTSOFFIZIER IM TRIST. ZWEITE, VERMEHRTE AUFLAGE. 1806. / CARTE DES  POSTES D'ALLEMAGNE ET PAYS LIMITROPHES DRESSE & PUBLIÈE PAR IGNACE HEYMANN OFFCIER AU CHEF BUREAU DES POSTES IMPERIAL & ROYAL À TRIESTE. SECONDE EDITION, AUGMENTÈE. 1806

      TRIESTE, HEYMANN, 1806Astuccio coevo in cartone ricoperto da carta marmorizzata con coperchio di chiusura; al piatto anteriore, alla parte superiore, supra-libros in carta rossa con angoli smussati contenente il titolo impresso; alla parte inferiore, etichetta coeva incollata con titolo manoscritto all'interno di cornice floreale. All'interno dell'astuccio, vasta  carta geografica della Germania, suddivisa in 4 fogli, telati all'epoca e con 10 stacchi per ciascuna a consentirne la piegatura in astuccio. Le misure dei singoli fogli sono di cm 52x82,5, la misura totale della mappa risulta di cm 104x165. La bella carta è incisa e colorata all'acquarello d'epoca lungo i confini e alla scala di contorno. In alto a destra, magnifico cartiglio raffigurante, alla parte inferiore,  due figure mitologiche sdraiate ai piedi del Danubio?, sormontate da ampia ed elegante decorazione di gusto rocaille con, alla parte superiore, due figure mitologiche intorno a stemma con aquila imperiale; all'interno, il titolo e dati tipografici. All'angolo inferiore sinistro, dati di lettura con tratti identificativi colorati. La grande mappa abbraccia i territori compresi, da nord a sud, tra Danzica e L'Italia all'altezza di Ferrara; da ovest a est, i territori tra Parigi e Tschernovitz.  La bella carta napoleonica è di particolare interesse essendo una carta postale. Seconda edizione, la prima pubblicata nel 1800, a cui ne seguì un'altra nel 1808, priva del bel cartiglio qui presente. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, salvo  due aloni al cartiglio.

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        Cases of the Excision of Carious Joints

      Cover worn and detached. Spine worn. Fep loose otherwise contents firm. Dust soiling to page ends. Plates bright First Edition Grey board cover 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 210pp, + errata page. 3 fold out plates.

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        Travels in China,

      London: By A. Strahan, for T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1806. containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, made and collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is attempted to appreciate the Rank that this Extraordinary Empire may be considered to hold in the Scale of Civilized Nations. Quarto (262 × 210 mm). Contemporary Russia, title gilt direct to the spine, wide flat bands gilt, compartments gilt with small floral tools, boards with French fillet panel gilt, enclosing an undulate rolled panel, marbled edges and endpapers, Greek key roll to the turn-ins. 8 engraved plates, of which 5 are hand-coloured aquatints after William Alexander, the portrait of Van-ta-gin one of the embassy's guide-interpreters bound as the frontispiece, 2 of the 3 uncoloured plates being double-page - ordnance and musical instruments - illustrations and musical notation to the text. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedown. A little rubbed, joints professionally restored, light browning and some foxing throughout, off-set from the plates as usual, remains a very good copy in a handsome contemporary binding. Second edition, first published in 1804. "Barrow accompanied Macartney's mission to the court of China in 1792 as his private secretary, and the present account of the country, accompanied by a number of fine plates, is one of the best illustrated English travels on China" (Hill). Barrow was the only son of a Lancashire journeyman tanner, educated at the local grammar school, "which he left at the age of thirteen, Barrow worked successively 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, until offered the position of comptroller of household to Lord Macartney's embassy to China" (ODNB) Subsequently Barrow accompanied Macartney to the Cape, and in 1798 was made auditor general, "His intention to settle at the Cape was frustrated by its return to the Dutch in 1803. He was offered the second secretaryship of the Admiralty by Dundas in 1804, and this he held ... until 28 January 1845." An ardent imperialist, Barrow dedicated himself to the promotion of exploring expeditions - including Lander to the Niger; the arctic endeavours of John Ross, James Clark Ross and Sir John Franklin; Clapperton and Laing in North Africa; and King, Cunningham and Sturt in Australia - and the improvement of the facilities and administration of the Navy. His accounts of his own experiences in Asia and Africa "established new standards for travel writing." The exclusion of Europeans from China "left China very much terra incognita well into the nineteenth century. Barrow was an excellent observer, and the text contains a number of descriptions of Chinese artefacts and novelties. Among these a plate of musical instruments, extensive renditions of Chinese melodies into western notation, and a long description, with illustration, of the abacus" (Hill). The excellent plates are after drawings by William Alexander, who published his The Costume of China. A very good copy of this highly influential work. Bookplates of the Holly Lodge Library of Harriot Coutts, Duchess of St. Albans to the front pastedown.

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        Konung Gustaf III:s skrifter i politiska och vittra ämnen; tillika med dess brefväxling.

      Stockholm, Delén, 1806-1812. Samtida slösande rikt guldornerade halvfranska band. 2 graverade frontispiser, 1 graverat titelblad, 11 graverade planscher. 6 volymer. Sidorna 11-12 i vol. VI med lagad reva genom texten, ingen textförlust, Samma blad har också pappersförlust i övre marginalen, cirka 15 kvadratcentimeter, berör ej textytan. Liten pappersförlust i främre marginalen på sidorna 303-304 i vol. V. Frånsett dessa små skavanker ett mycket tilltalande exemplar med planscherna i skarpa avdrag.. Fräscht exemplar

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        EHON NOYAMA GUSA

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

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        KAKEMONO ZUKAGAMI

      1806. Good. [EHON]NISHIMURA Tomonari. KAKEMONO ZUKAGAMI. NP, Bunka 3 [1806]. 26.6 x 19 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Interesting collection of 19 color printed images of "kakemono" fragrant curative talismans. See the copy at Waseda University for more on this book: http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/html/wo06/wo06_03147/index.html Our copy is missing the title page which had been pasted on the inner front cover. The covers are replaced. Brushed title label. Some staining, a bit of worming, good impressions. [KSSM II, 101-2]

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        Hudibras [TEN Excellent and most Diverting PRINTS; Taken from the Celebrated POEM of HUDIBRAS. Wrote by Mr. SAMUEL BUTLER. Exposing the Villany and Hypocricy of those TIMES. Invented and Engraved on Twelve COPPER PLATES, by William Hogarth.]

      Hogarth Restored. The Whole Works of the Celebrated William Hogarth. G.G. & I. Robinson. 1806. - Copper Engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 36 x 54.5 cm. (14 x 21½ inches) Very good condition. Some light staining to the margins though not affecting the image. Sheet size: 41.5 x 55.5 cm Hudibras is a mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in 1663, 1664 and 1678 although an unauthorised edition came out in 1662. Ten prints are on five sheets - two prints on each sheet.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Duclos, Historiographe De France, Secretaire Perpetuel De L'Academie Francoise.Vol. 1-10.

      Imprimerie De Fain Et Compagnie, France 1806 - 10 Volumes: Previous owner has signatures on two different FEP's. Textblock is foxing and tanned but unmarked. Pages are delicate. Binding is tight. Brown boards are faded and dust soiled. Corners and spine are bumped, scuffed and fraying. Most spines are worn and no longer have gilt lettering. Edges are marble stained as issued and dust soiled. Volumes are around 350-450 pgs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Letters.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806 - In 3 vols. The Tenth edition. Vol.I: viii,420pp. / Vol.II: iv,446pp. / Vol.III: iv,358pp. With a frontis in Vol.I. Rebound quarter cloth with title label on spine & marble boards. Front & rear cover sl.stained & rubbed. Side of covers sl.chipped & bended. All edges partly sunned & stained. Ink signature on front fly leaf (K.Kihara). Sl.spotted on several pages. [Vol.I]: Partly spotted on original front fly leaf to title page. P.89-90 sl.chipped. Ink notation on p.351. [Vol.II]: p.112-129 partly sunned. [Vol.III.]: Partly spotted on p.240-256 & p.273-288. Side of p.257 sl.chipped. 22x14cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codice di Napoleon il Grande per Regno d'Italia. Edizione Originale e la sola ufficiale

      Milano, Dalla Realze Stamperia, 1806. 12mo, 175 x 110 mms., pp. xxiv, 524, contemporary quarter calf, gilt spine, red morocco label, marbled boards; some browning and foxing of text, spine a bit dried and very slightly creased, corners worn, top and base of spine chipped. The French civil code, or Code Napoléon was promulgated on 21 March 1804 and introduced into that part of Italy controlled by Napoleon's force in 1806. It was published in various formats and editions in 1806, and pirated versions appeared in Florence and Naples. Another edition of 1806 has parallel French and Italian texts, but the text here is entirely in Italian.

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

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

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        The Naval Recorder,

      Halifax, Printed at the Office of J. & J. Nicholson, , 1806. containing the Authentick Memoirs of the Late Lord Viscount Admiral Nelson, Baron of the Nile, Duke of Bronte &c. In which is given a Faithful Account of all of his Engagements, and more particularly of the Battles fought at the Mouth of the Nile, Copenhagen, and Trafalgar near Cadiz. Also Memoirs of Some of the Most Illustrious British Admirals, and Naval Officers.. To which is prefixed a Brief History of the Rise and Progress of the British Navy. Octavo. 2 plates, one of them folding. Browned throughout, mostly lightly, one leaf torn, no loss of text, overall very good in modern blue morocco-backed linen boards. First Edition. Scarce, no copies on COPAC, OCLC has one copy of an 1812 edition in the National Library of Ireland, calling for "plan, pls.". A copy of this later edition was sold in Bonhams's Nelson sale in 2005, which had a portrait frontispiece of Nelson only. Evidently issued in two volumes, xviii, 456pp, 160pp., no separate title page present, but catch-words for the continuation on the last page of Volume I. The greater part of Volume I, pp.1-343, consists of "The Professional Life of the Late Lord Viscount Nelson.

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