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        The Maritime Law of Europe

      New-York: George Forman for I. Riley, 1806. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. 8vo. First US edition. xxxii, 424; 430pp. plus errata leaf. Original full calf binding, red lettering labels, gilt. Translated from the French. The upper hinge and spine tips of Vol. I have been nicely repaired new lettering labels to style; light dampstain to the upper margin of Vol. II; spines unevenly darkened, and light scuffing to the boards; else a very good set. This copy once belonged to Theodore Frelinghuysen with his signatures on the half-titles and his blindstamps on the upper boards. Frelinghuysen was, among other things, Senator from New Jersey, Mayor of Newark and Chancellor of New York University. In 1844 he ran unsuccessfully as Henry Clay's Vice President.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      Philadelphia, 1806; 1798; 1799; 1807. First Edition. Hardcover. Several ink and blindstamps of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Light browning and foxing. Very Good and scarce. Four octavo volumes (5-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in much later legal tan buckram with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels; x, 492, i-26; [2], iv, 480, xix; [viii], 519, [1], xiii; [vi], 472, xxxiv, [xiv] pages. Complete with half title in the first volume which is the 1806 Second Edition; the remaining volumes are First Editions dated 1798, 1799, and 1807 respectively. The first edition of Volume I was published in 1790. Evans 33598, 35374, 22445; Shaw & Shoemaker 12384. Of great importance as these volumes contain the FIRST PUBLISHED REPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, covering the cases which appeared before the Court from its inception in 1790 through 1800. Ownership signature of William T. Dwight on the title pages of the first and third volumes. Dwight was the sixth son of Dr. Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College 1795-1822, and a great-grandson of Jonathan Edwards. He practiced law in Philadelphia for about ten years after graduating from Yale in 1813 before pursuing a career in the Ministry. Several pages bear his ink notes. Three other unknown signatures on the other title pages.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, et atres Edifices de la Toscane

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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      Les Auteurs. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1806. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 12 x 17.5"; 4, 1909pl, 48, [2] pages; 109 plates. French language text. Contents Very good with a few foxed leaves but generally clean. So stated 1806 "Publie 1806 en l'an an e l'Empire Francais" . Rebound early 20th century. A major source for the study of Tuscan architecture. Large margins, .

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        [A Flower Piece with vase, birds' nest and eggs; & A Flower Piece with vase, peaches and grapes]

      [Vienna: 1806]. Mezzotints, on wove paper, by J. P. Pichler. Proof before letters, the second signed in the plate `Jan Van Huisium fec.' (margins skillfully strengthened on verso).19 7/8 x 15 1/8 inches approx. 24 3/8 x 18 inches, and smaller. Gilt frame. A very rare pair of proof mezzotints after the work of Jan van Huysum: the 'last of the great Dutch masters' (Mitchell), the `Phoenix of Flower Painters' (Weyerman) "It is the fate of some painters to be celebrated in their lifetime only and to be disregarded by later generations... Other painters pass their lives in obscurity only to be acclaimd by a succeeding century. A few, a very few, achieve a fame which is universal in their own day, never falters, and remains unchanged today. Jan van Huysum is among them. To Weyerman.. Van Huysum was the 'phoenix of Flower Painters'. To Vertue, writing of six paintings he saw in an Englsih collection in the 1740s, they were 'the most inimitable pictures that were ever seen'. In Van Huysum's lifetime the Kings of Poland and Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, Prince William of Hesse, the Dukes of Orleans and Mecklenburg, and Sir Robert Walpole were eager patrons. When Catherine the Great, thirty years after Van Huysum's death, wanted to buy the Walpole Collection, the greatest in England, a valuation was made by Benjamin West...on the evidence of saleroom results at the time he placed a fair valuation of 1200 pounds on the pair of Van Huysums... In the nineteenth century the Rothschilds and others were avid collectors... Today the very finest Van Huysums are not available... the only fair way to judge an artist is by assessing his success in what he set out to achieve. By such a yardstick Van Huysum is supremely successful... Jan, born at Amsterdam in 1682, was the eldest son and pupil of Justus van Huysum. Justus was the head of a family enterprise... with three younger sons assisting: Justus the younger, Jacob and Michiel. Their large-scale production met the demand for decorative flowerpieces... Jan did not choose to follow his father's example. From his marriage in 1704 until his death in 1749 Jan appears to have stayed in Amsterdam, but independent of the family. He jealously guarded his success... working in strict privacy that none might see the preparation of his pigments nor how he worked... He is said to have worked from the real flower and gone to Haarlem each summer to study specimens.... Van Huysum possessed an unerring elegance of composition which enabled him to avoid the inbalance, the over-abundance that others risked... The artist left no word, no indication of how he really painted, no hint of his own philosophy. So the wondrous skills of Jan Van Huysum, the last of the great Dutch masters, leaves us as bemused as those of his predecessors a century and a half earlier." (Peter Mitchell European Flower Painters pp.142-149). This pair of exquisitely accomplished mezzotints was done by Johann Peter Pichler (1765-1806) and printed in Vienna. According to Delaborde, "his [Pichler's] fruit and flower pieces after van Huysum rival the materpieces of Earlom after the same painter." This statement is quite true, however , examples of Pichler's pair are considerably more scarce, and, of course, proofs before letters virtually unique. Delaborde, p. 307; British Museum Collection items 1861.1109. 113 & 114; Hollstein 24 (after Huysum); Pichler 36

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        MANUSCRITO SEC. XIX. – MOÇAMBIQUE. António Norberto de BARBOSA TRUÃO. PLANO para hum Regimento, ou nova Constituição Economica da Capitania de Rios de Senna,

      - com todas as observaçoens e informaçoens necessarias para o referido fim. Organizado Pelo Governador da mesma Colonia Antonio Norberto de Barbosa de Villasboas Truão No anno de 1806. [Segue-se da folha 61 em diante no mesmo livro manuscrito, uma cópia de diferente mão com] Ofícios e Provisões do Conselho de Ultramar, de vários governadores da colonia de Moçambique, desde Baltazar Manoel Pereira do Lago [1777] a António Norberto de Barbosa Truão [1803]. In fólio de 34x22 cm. Com 123 fólios numerados. Encadernação da época em papel decorativo com falta da lombada. A partir deste manuscrito publicou-se um estrato em 1889, com o título: Estatistica da Capitania dos Rios de Senna do anno de 1806 / pelo governador da mesma capitania António Norberto de Barbosa de Villas Boas Truão. Lisboa : Imp. Nacional, 1889. 29 p. ; 24 cm. "António Norberto de Barbosa Vilasboas Truão - (Coimbra, 1764 - Chicova, 08/11/1807) - Oficial do Exército Português (Capitão de Cavalaria). Formado em Matemáticas e Filosofia, pela Universidade de Coimbra aos vinte e três anos, acaba por seguir a carreira militar. Em 1802 é nomeado, a seu pedido, Governador da Capitania de Rios de Sena. Desembarca, em 1803, em Moçambique e, no ano seguinte, instala-se em Tete, sede do Governo. No decurso do seu mandato criou conflitos com a sociedade civil, militar e religiosa, fruto do seu carácter inflexível, o que lhe granjeou várias inimizades. Em 1807, já terminada a sua comissão como Governador e enquanto aguardava substituto, resolveu [empreender uma expedição militar] contra o Régulo Chimatanga, na Marávia, avassalado ao Monomotapa Chofombo, expedição esta que, no entanto, tinha motivações pessoais, pois o Régulo albergava um Soldado português (José Félix Rocha) que traíra o Governador em negócios escusos, recusando-se o Régulo a entregá-lo. Em Outubro de 1807, após várias dificuldades, forma uma coluna militar tendo como intérprete e guia António José da Cruz*. No mês seguinte, tendo estacionado em Chicova*, acaba prisioneiro das forças do Monomotapa Chofombo e, traído por António José da Cruz* que se conluiara com as forças do Monomotapa, acaba assassinado, juntamente com o resto da expedição. Deste desaire apenas escaparam com vida António José da Cruz e o seu irmão Agostinho José da Cruz. In Historiando Moçambique Colonial." Location/localizacao: raros

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty : commencing with the judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michaelmas term 1798 / By Chr. Robinson, LL.D. Advocate - [Complete in 6 volumes]

      London : printed by R. Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, for J. Butterworth, and for J. White, Fleet-Street, 1806. 3rd Edition. Subjects; Scott, William, Baron Stowell, 1745-1836. Admiralty - Great Britain - Cases. Law reports, digests, etc. - Great Britain. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT83700. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Generalized wear to some of the boards. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Synonymia insectorum, oder Versuch einer Synonymie aller bisher bekannten Insecten nach Fabricii Systema Eleutheratorum geordnet

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

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Prinicipios de Direito Mercantil e Leis de Marinhia.

      1806 - Cairu, Jose da Silva Lisboa, Visconde de [1756-1835]. Prinicipios de Direito Mercantil e Leis de Marinhia, Para Uso da Mocidade Portugueza, Destinada ao Commercio, Dividos em Oito Tratados Elementares, Contendo a Respectiva Legislacao Patria, e Indicando as Fontes Originaes dos Regulamentos Maritimos das Principaes Pracas da Europa. Lisboa: Na Impressao Regia, 1806 (i.e. 1801-1812). Seven volumes in 8 parts, issued as a single volume. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few worm tracks to spine, front pastedown loose, rear hinge cracked, rear pastedown detached, small wormtrack touching text of last few leaves. Light toning to text. Early ownership inscription (Francisco Antonio Fernando Alves) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * A standard work on maritime and mercantile law, with occasional reference to Brazil and Africa. A disciple of Ricardo and Smith, Silva Lisboa was the most distinguished Brazilian economist of his time and an important statesman. In the early 1800s he was serving as the chief inspector of agriculture and commerce in the city of Bahia. This is an early edition, complete in 7 volumes (Volume 6 in two parts) published separately between 1801 and 1812, but also issued collectively as here. It was preceded by a 1798 edition. There was also another edition in 7 volumes re-issued between 1815 and 1828, as well as an 1874 edition, and a 1963 reprint published in Rio de Janeiro. OCLC locates copies identical to ours at Harvard Law School and the Library of Congress and with very few holdings for each of the other editions. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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        The Stranger in Ireland; Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of That Country, in the Year 1805

      London: Richard Phillips, 1806. Hardcover. Fine. 4to. xiv,(2),530pp. plus (2)pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated with an engraved folding aquatint frontispiece, 16 engraved aquatint plates and an engraved hand-colored map (all plates with tissue guards). Contemporary speckled calf; red lettering label, gilt; spine tooled in gilt and with gilt rules on the boards. Ribbon marker. Gilt ownership initials on the upper board (H.S. to H.S.M.) Tissue guards creased and some are soiled, else a near fine copy with beautiful plates printed in buff after Carter's own designs. With the signature of H. S. Marriott on the front pastedown. Abbey, Scenery, 455.

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

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        The Stranger in Ireland; or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Part of that Country, in the Year 1805

      London: Richard Phillips. 1806. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1806. Quarto (approx. 9 x 11 inches) bound in mid to late 19th century half maroon cloth and marbled boards, no spine lettering or label, later endpapers, 530pp., with 17 plates (folding frontispiece of Dublin plus 16 plates as called for, including foldout plates, color map of Killarney, other acquatint plates). Condition is about very good, some wear and rubbing to binding, contents very good, slight age toning, minor foxing to borders and margins of plates and occasionally to margins of pages. Collated complete. Nice copy in a slightly dull binding. Some copies apparently also have an uncalled-for map of Ireland, ours does not. Very wide margined copy. . catalog10/12

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        The YOUNG CHILD'S A B C, or, First Book

      New - York:: Published by Samuel Wood, 362 Pearl - Street [ J. C. Totten, print ].. 1806.. 16mo. 3-7/8" x 3-3/16". 1st printing (American Imprints 11909; Hamilton 235; Rosenbach 325; Welch 1461.1). Not in the Osborne Catalogue, Gumuchian, nor the Spencer Catalogue. 16 pp.. Period stiff grey card-stock wraps, sewn. Wraps with two wood-cuts each.. Average wear. Some soiling to covers. A solid VG copy.. "Contains alphabets in hornbook form, a syllabary, with woodcuts illustrating objects in alphabetical order." [Rosenbach]. This work has the distinction of being the first publication issued by Wood, who would go on to a distinguished career in the publishing trade, with thousands of titles under his imprint. & & ABPC shows 4 cc of later printings, ca. 1815 - 1820, to have come to auction in the past 30+ years, none of this first printing.& & Rare in the trade. . T.p. vignette. Alphabet pp. 4 - 16, two per page, each letter illustrated with a cut [for 26 total]. Cuts by Anderson [attribution per Rosenbach].

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        Observations on the Present State of the Highlands of Scotland, With a View of the Causes and Probable Consequences of Emigration

      Edinburgh: A. Constable And Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London, 1806. Second Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Boards in full calf, top and bottom boards with decorative scroll borders and edges stamped in blind, six compartment spine - five with flower motif in blind and one with title tooled in gilt onto green printed label, 8vo (8-1/4 x 5-1/8 inches [20.9 cm x 13 cm]), pp. [i]-vii, [viii], [1]- 232, [i]-lxi, all edges trimmed, sewn headbands. "SECOND EDITION" stated on copyright page, still tightly bound and with text fine. With the armorial bookplate of Ingestre Hall to the front pastedown, being of "The Most Noble Order of the Garter" - founded in 1348 and the highest order of knighthood existing in England - showing their motto "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE". (Old French: "shame upon him who thinks evil upon it", or "evil to him who evil thinks it") in scroll. Light rubbing and wear to binding, top joint and hinge completely cracked, rear joint and hinge started, top corners with board tips exposed, uniform spotting and dusting to text edges, a few leaves and endpapers with light age tone. Published under the influential imprint of Archibald Constable at Edinburgh, this less common second and revised edition came out in the summer of 1806. Here Selkirk puts forth his reasons for the dispossessed people of the Highlands to emigrate from Scotland to Canada, as well as giving an account of the colony for Scottish emigrants he established at P.E.I. in 1803. He eventually received a land grant of 300,000 square kilometers, called Assiniboia, in June of 1811. The battles that followed were protracted and bloody and led to the end of the North West Company and ruined Lord Selkirk - with the Red River settlement barely surviving to become what is now Winnipeg. Penciled name to ffep, "Talbot family" of Ingestre Hall, a 17th century Jacobean mansion at Staffordshire, England, housing one of the ruling elite families of the time, who surely read this very book in making their decision on whether or not to support Selkirk's emigration plans. Ref. Gray pg. 42; Wikipedia: Selkirk, Most Noble Order of the Garter; Hayes, pg. 178; Streeter 3655.

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        Biographical memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson ... with observations, critical and explanatory

      London: Printed for H.D. Symonds. J. Hatchard. and Black and Parry, 1806. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. LIKELY THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (SEE DESCRIPTION). 8vo, 22cm x 13.5cm, (8.75" x 5.5") xviii, 429pp., [1 blank], [68pp. appendix of letters by Nelson]; Original elaborated tooled calf-backed spine,the unlettered spine in four gilt-decorated compartments. Original marbled boards, edges on boards chipped. Eight engraved plates as called for and one extra by Clevely; Portrait frontispiece, one other plate (The Encounter off Cadiz - in the night of the 3rd of July 1797....) six battle plans, facsimile of Nelson's handwriting. Inside pages with light browning throughout, otherwise very good condition. An uncommon book. Records found in Worldcat show 79 pages of appendix; the appendix in this copy ends on p.68 underneath which is "The End" followed by a printer's imprint at the bottom of the page. As well, this copy contains more plates than are recorded elsewhere., Charnock was a naval volunteer, and his work is based largely on letters he had collected for a general naval history, many of which were supplied by Captain William Locker.

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        Flüchtige Bemerkungen auf einer Reise von St. Petersburg über Moskwa, Grodno, Warschau, Breslau nach Deutschland im Jahre 1805

      Leipzig, Rein 1806. 17 cm. 2 Bände. 6, (2), 350; (4), 327, (4), 4 Seiten Anzeigen und ausfaltbarer altkolorierter Aquatintatafel. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Engelmann, Geogr. 258 - Goed. VI, 446, 7 - Erstausgabe. Die Aquatintatafel von G. Geißler zeigt den alten Zarenpalast im Kreml zu Moskau. Reinbeck (1766 - 1849) war Lehrer und Erzieher in St. Petersburg und kehrte 1805 nach Deutschland zurück. Er war bekannt als Verfasser von Erzählungen, Reiseschilderungen und ästhetischen Werken (ADB XXVIII, 1). In 54 Briefen beschreibt er und a. St. Petersburg und Umgebung, die soziale Lage der russischen Bauern, die Bedeutung der Zarin Katharina, Kirche und Geistlichkeit, Entwicklung eines Bank- und Kreditwesens in Rußland, die russische Kaufmannschaft; ausführlich über Moskau, dessen Universität und Professoren; bedeutende Persönlichkeiten, und a. Suworow. Schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim mit gestochenem Exlibris Graf Franz von Schönborn. -

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        A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England

      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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        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 × 209 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red and green morocco labels, flat bands with dotted roll, gilt, lozenges gilt to the compartments, blind dentelle panel to the boards, reeded edge-roll. 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). Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedown. A little rubbed, some restoration at the corners, plate at page 9 with some edge-splits, and a small chip costing a few letters, fore-edge reinforced verso and minor soiling at the margins, light browning overall, slight offsetting from the plates, but overall a very good copy. 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.

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        THE BOOK OF TRADES, or Library of the Useful Arts. Illustrated with ... Copper Plates. [3 volumes]

      London: Printed for Tabart and Co, 157 New Bond Street and to be had of all Dealers in Books, 1806, 1805 14 cm x 9.5 cm. 3 Parts, pp. [4], 152; [4], 163; [4], 158, [18]. Parts 1 and 2 published in 1806 and stated Third Edition; Part 3 published in 1805 without an edition statement. Illustrated with 23, 24, and 20 copper-plates respectively as called for in each volume. Advertisement on title-page verso for Tabart and Co. in all volumes, also 18-page publisher's catalogue containing 91 titles at end of vol. 3. Printer statement from title-page verso: vol. 1 & 3: R. Taylor & Co.; vol. 2: Bernard and Sultzer. Original red roan backed marbled boards. Covers scuffed and corners rounded, a few dents to fore-edges, spines worn with chipping to leather at spine ends. Ink signature of previous owner "Mary Keate" dated 1814 on front free endpaper of all volumes, along with pencil signature of Percy Millican on the pastedowns, the paper of volume 2 tanned, otherwise quite a good copy of this scarce set in original binding outlining 68 different trades common to the 18th and early 19th-centuries. . Third Edition. Quarter-Leather. Good Plus. 24 mo..

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        Newport Castle, Monmouthshire

      London: Published by Orme, 1806. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving, printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing in the top margin. 13 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches. 16 x 21 1/2 inches. A picturesque view of the remains of the historic Newport Castle on the banks of the River Usk in southeast Wales. The medieval sandstone castle was most likely erected by Hugh d'Audele in 1327-1386 and underwent extensive renovation during the fifteenth century at the behest of Humphrey Stafford, first duke of Buckingham. This stunning plate pictures the castle's two octagonal towers flanking the prominent central tower with its built-in water gate or dock just visible at its base. William Orme was a talented landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1819. He contributed several plates to topographical publications including J. Walker's The Itinerant (1799) and Francis William Blagdon's A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India (1806). Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 10, p. 408.

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        The naturalist's cabinet,: Containing interesting sketches of natural history; illustrative of the natures, dispositions, manners, and habits of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Amphibia, Reptiles, &c. in the known world (6 volume set)

      J. Cundee, 1806. Hardcover. Good. 8vo, uniform early brown calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt lettering plus small ornaments in spine compartments, texts with 57 engraved plates with contemporary hand-coloring plus extra engraved title in each volume with vignette also hand-colored. Bindings fair to better, old wear and scuffing to boards and edges, spines partly scuffed with some loss of gilt, partial tear at ends of several joints, texts rather sound, light to moderate foxing, few hinges cracked, some text signatures sprung, plates with decent coloring, several with short tears.Volumes arranged by type, with mammals in Volume I, fish and marine life in Volume V, insects plus amphibians and reptiles in Volume VI, etc. Some of the plates are beyond the norm; one must check the ourang outang sharing a glass of wine with young couple seated at small table (though the two children playing with the black snake, or the man boxing with the kangaroo also rate attention). Volumes do not include plate list and there is obviously a frontis missing from Volume I. See pictures.

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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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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne a sa Fille et a ses Amis

      A Paris: Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1806., 1806. 8 volumes; 8vo. Text in French. Attractive mid 20th century binding in period style of half mottled calf with green title label, extra gilt and decorative gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers, yellow edges. Engraved portraits of Mme De Sevigne and her daughter as frontispieces to vol.I as well as folded facsimile letter. Spines a touch faded; some sporadic foxing to content. A lovely set. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French literature (Wikipedia).

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        A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language

      Sidney's Press for Hudsom & Goodwin and Increase Cooke, Hartford and New Haven, 1806. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Rebacked, original leather boards conserved, wear at corners, new marbled endpapers. Title page, copyright page and final text page (407/408) bound in facsimile on sympathetic paper; fragment of final page laid in. Scattered stains and foxing, a few chips and short tears to page edges, occasionally touching a letter or two. A pleasantly restored copy of Webster's first dictionary and prefiguring the characteristics that would make his 1828 dictionary a pillar of the American language. xxiii, (1), 408pp. The print run of the first edition was 7,000. Lowndes 2865, Sabin 102347 Skeel 577. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042696. .

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        Bath, illustrated by a Series of Views,

      London: William Miller; & Bristol: William Sheppard,, 1806. from the Drawings of John Claude Nattes; with Descriptions of each Plate. Folio (451 × 321 mm) Modern green morocco, title gilt direct to spine, raised bands, gilt arabesque decoration in the compartments, wide gilt palmette and floral panel within matching panel in black, gilt foliate roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Housed in green cloth slip-case. 28 hand-coloured aquatint plates, similar vignette to the title page, near full-page illustration to the last leaf. Half title bound in. Externally close to fine, light toning throughout, very occasional light spotting, marginal fingersoiling, minimal off-set, last leaf a little stained in the upper margin, and with one or two short edge-splits, neat archival tissue repairs. a very good copy. First edition, a very good, complete copy - "The half-title is frequently missing. Some copies have the vignettes uncoloured" (Tooley) Abbey suggests that although no precedence can be proved "it is probable that the coloured vignettes were issued after the completion of the parts as an extra inducement to prospective purchasers. The comparative scarcity of the book would appear to argue for a limited circulation." Wonderful suite of plates of the sights and scenery, architecture and attractions, of the city: Royal Crescent, North and South Parades, the Pump Room, exterior and interior, and Robert Adam's Pulteney Bridge - probably at the very pinnacle of its popularity as a fashionable resort. The images are exactly contemporaneous with Jane Austen's residence there (her family lived at four different addresses in Bath between 1801 and 1806; for three years they were at Sydney Place, part of the development of Sir William Pultneney's Bathwick estates, planned and designed by Thomas Baldwin, the hotel, pleasure gardens and bridges shown in plates 14, 15, and 29) but she is an oddly ambivalent patron saint of the city. She wrote to her sister Cassandra of her feelings of "happy escape" when the family moved out to the suburb of Clifton, and in 1813 bemoaned that "Bath is still Bath". But Catherine Morland the heroine of Northanger Abbey, Austen's Bath novel, is made to exclaim; "Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath?" It surely had its attractions for many. Born around 1765 Nattes is known as a topographical draughtsman, watercolourist, and drawing master. "Nattes had been a pupil of the Irish artist Hugh Primrose Dean. Joseph Farington recorded in his diary in 1787 that Nattes was a Frenchman and that he had been a servant of Dean's in Rome" (ODNB). He developed a reputation for topographical subjects, receiving a commission from Sir Joseph Banks to record the buildings of Lincolshire, for example. He exhibited widely, and in 1804 was one of the founder members of the Society of Painters in Water Colours. But, the event for which Nattes is most often remembered, "and which has undoubtedly coloured his reputation, was his expulsion in 1807 from the Old Watercolour Society for exhibiting other people's works as his own. Surprisingly, there does not appear to be any contemporary account of the incident and it does not seem to have affected his subsequent career." His work is seen by some modern critics as being somewhat limited in range, and "as one would expect from a drawing master" of variable quality, but his views were certainly popular at the time, and assuredly do provide "a vast source of material of great value to the researcher of pre-Victorian topography and social history." The present work certainly brings the bon ton Bath of the regency to life. Uncommon, and highly attractive.

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        Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea

      [London, The Admiralty,], 1806. Established by His Majesty in Council. Quarto (266 × 206 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label, compartments formed of a single gilt beaded roll. Large folding table, examples of forms to the appendices. A little rubbed and stained on the boards, joints, head- and tail-caps skilfully restored, light browning, but overall very good. First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy" (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published the year following Trafalgar. "Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared the first set of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, to be followed by many others as they were periodically revised." All of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century issues are uncommon, COPAC recording just two copies of this significant edition, NMM have it amongst their near complete run, with OCLC adding just another eight copies world-wide. This copy with the bold ownership inscription of "Lieut. [Thomas] Sykes, Swiftsure" to the imprimatur leaf. Sykes was a member of a distinguished naval family and first joined the Navy as an able seaman in 1789, serving for the next two years in the Channel "part of the time in the capacity of midshipman" (O'Byrne). He had a long and eventful career, rising through the ranks to become commander in 1814. At Algeciras on 6 July 1801, following the action between Sir James Saumarez and Admiral Linois, he took boats from the Calpe to assist the ailing Hannibal, aground and under fire from the enemy. The crew of the Hannibal were forced to surrender and Sykes was taken prisoner. He was however included in the division of prizes following the Gut of Gibraltar victory of 12 July, and qualified for the clasp to his NGS. In 1805 "in the Swiftsure Mr. Sykes shared, as second-lieutenant in the glories of Trafalgar. During the memorable gale which succeeded the battle, it being observed that the French 74-gun ship Redoutable, which the Swiftsure had taken in tow, was rapidly sinking, Mr. Sykes after every effort had been apparently made by the boats to rescue the crew … implored his captain, Rutherford, that he might be allowed one more trip." With night upon them, Sykes and Commander Thomas Read of the Swiftsure's pinnace succeeded in bringing off as many men as was possible; "nor did the two desist in their humane endeavours until their boats were full." Sykes's later exploits included extinguishing a fire caused by lightning in the Swiftsure's rigging - eliciting a letter of commendation from Sir Sidney Smith, who had witnessed the event - a raid near Bergen in 1808 when serving as Senior Lieutenant on the Tartar, in which his captain was killed and he had to navigate the ship back to sea by using spars as levers in a narrow passage, and being shipwrecked in his final command, the Fantome. Attractively provenanced copy of these uncommon regulations.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

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

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      London, Richard Philips 1806 - Large Folio, bound in orginal half cloth with marbled boards, pp60, b/w frontis, plus 3 full page tissue-protected b/w plates (collated). Ex-library bookplate dated 1877, and neat ink owner name to front pastedown, light offsetting plates, boards a little rubbed, slight damage and fraying to foot of spine. A Good, sound copy overall. (SHELF 5) NOTE: Heavy Book, [1.1 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      J. Johnson London: J. Johnson, 1806. First edition. Two volumes. Bound in contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spines. Moderate wear to calf, some splitting along margins of spine, one very small piece missing from top of one spine. Internally very clean and bright. Quite a scarce Edgeworth title.

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        The YOUNG CHILD'S A B C, or, First Book.

      Published by Samuel Wood, 362 Pearl - Street [ J. C. Totten, print ]., New - York: 1806 - T.p. vignette. Alphabet pp. 4 - 16, two per page, each letter illustrated with a cut [for 26 total]. Cuts by Anderson [attribution per Rosenbach]. "Contains alphabets in hornbook form, a syllabary, with woodcuts illustrating objects in alphabetical order." [Rosenbach]. This work has the distinction of being the first publication issued by Wood, who would go on to a distinguished career in the publishing trade, with thousands of titles under his imprint. ABPC shows 4 cc of later printings, ca. 1815 - 1820, to have come to auction in the past 30+ years, none of this first printing.Rare in the trade. Average wear. Some soiling to covers. A solid VG copy. Period stiff grey card-stock wraps, sewn. Wraps with two wood-cuts each. 16mo. 3-7/8" x 3-3/16". 1st printing (American Imprints 11909; Hamilton 235; Rosenbach 325; Welch 1461.1). Not in the Osborne Catalogue, Gumuchian, nor the Spencer Catalogue. 16 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The YOUNG CHILD'S A B C, or, First Book

      New - York:: Published by Samuel Wood, 362 Pearl - Street [ J. C. Totten, print ].. 1806.. 16mo. 3-7/8" x 3-3/16". 1st printing (American Imprints 11909; Hamilton 235; Rosenbach 325; Welch 1461.1). Not in the Osborne Catalogue, Gumuchian, nor the Spencer Catalogue. 16 pp.. Period stiff grey card-stock wraps, sewn. Wraps with two wood-cuts each.. Average wear. Some soiling to covers. A solid VG copy.. "Contains alphabets in hornbook form, a syllabary, with woodcuts illustrating objects in alphabetical order." [Rosenbach]. This work has the distinction of being the first publication issued by Wood, who would go on to a distinguished career in the publishing trade, with thousands of titles under his imprint. ABPC shows 4 cc of later printings, ca. 1815 - 1820, to have come to auction in the past 30+ years, none of this first printing. Rare in the trade. . T.p. vignette. Alphabet pp. 4 - 16, two per page, each letter illustrated with a cut [for 26 total]. Cuts by Anderson [attribution per Rosenbach].

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        Tableaux Historiques des Campaignes d'Italie Depuis L'An IV Jusqu'a La Bataille de Marengo

      Paris: Chez Auber, 1806.. First Edition. Contemporary calf. Cover rubbed. Spine neatly rebacked retaining original spine with faded gilt decorations. Corners neatly repaired. Some leaves spotted, mainly along edges. Some offsetting. Heraldic book-plate of previous owner, Richard Gregory on paste-down. Small duplicate stamp dated 1837 on title verso. Contents tight and overall VG. 530mm x 350mm (21" x 14"). x, 138pp; 63pp. Half title, Engraved portrait of Napoleon on horseback, folding map and 22 engraved plates, engraved head pieces and engraved double portrait of Napoleon and Josephine. Includes sections on 'Precis Historique de L'Expedition D'Egypt and 'Ceremonies du Sacre et du Couronnement de sa Majeste Imperiale Napoleon-Le Grand' and 'Precis Historique de la Campaigne D'Allemagne'. Production published to reflect Napoleon's military successes in Europe. Text in French. The illustrator Carle Vernet [1758-1836] won the Prix de Rome in 1782 and Legion of Honour in 1808 with one of his battle scenes.

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        Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur Simon-Céléstin Croze-Magnan, homme de lettres, et auteur de la partie littéraire et descriptive du Musée Français contre Robillard-Péronville et Laurent, éditeurs dudit ouvrage : question de propriété littéraire

      In-4° relié demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets de feuilles d'acanthes. Guirlandes sur les plats. Magnifique exemplaire exempt de rousseurs. Un minuscule accroc au coin inférieur gauche du premier plat. 42 pages de Croze-Magnan et son avocat, Maitre Billecocq, le texte est suivi de XL pages de pièces (rédactions : Guieu, Ferey, Delamalle, Mathieu Lepidor) - - le texte est suivi de : Premier aperçu de l'affaire pour M; Robillard Péronville contre Croze-Magnan (Paris, Imprimerie L. h. Herhan, janvier 1807), 24 pages. Le texte est signé de Robillard Péronville, assisté de Pérignon, avocat et Tripier, avoué. - - Réponse pour le Sieur Croze-Magnan au premier aperçu de l'affaire pour le sieur Robillard-Péronville contenant une analyse de la plaidoirie pour ledit Sieur Croze-Magnan contre la Société Robillard-Péronville et Laurent et encore contre les Sieurs Visconti et Emeric-David, 41 pages signées Croze-Magnan et Maitre Billecocq - - Journal de Paris, dimanche 15 février 1807 n° 46 (8 pages). Les pages 524-525 de cette brochure relatent l'affaire en question. - - Conclusions motivées pour M. Croze-Magnan, auteur de la partie descriptive et littéraire du Musée Français contre les Sieurs Robillard-Péronville et Laurent, éditeurs dudit ouvrage. Et encore contre les Sieurs Visconti et Emeric-David ; en présence du Sieur Corbillé, souscripteur, 12 pages. Imprimerie de Plassan. Signé de Croze-Magnan, assité de Billecocq, avocat et Maurey jeune, avoué - - Conclusions motivées pour le Sieur Robillard Péronville défendeur, contre le Sieur Croze-Magnan demandeur, en présence du Sieur Laurent, et des sieurs Visconti et Emeric-David, tous défendeurs (Paris, Imprimerie L. E. Herhan, Mars 1807), 9 pages. Signé Robillard Péronville, assisté de Pérignon et de Tripier, avocat. Extrait du jugement rendu le mardi 17 mars 1807 par le tribunal de première instance du Département de la Seine le mardi 17 mars 1807 dans la cause entre les sieurs Croze-Magnan, Robillard-Péronville, Laurente et autres. 4 pages. Le tribunal condamnera les éditeurs au dépens de Croze-Magnan Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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

      City of Washington: A. & G. Way, Printers, 1806. First edition, House issue. Title page, large folding map, 2pp charts [meterological observations] in facsimile from the Huntington Library copy (from the collection of Henry Wagner). Very slight occasional foxing, else fine. Octavo (approximately 9 x 6 inches).

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        IL BARDO DELLA SELVA NERA. Poema Epico-Lirico.

      Co' Tipi Bodoniani 1806 (Codice libreria AN3007) Folio (46x30,5 cm) 3 cc. X-134 pp. 1 c. (indice) Prima e unica edizione di 100 esemplari fuori commercio destinati a eminenti personaggi del tempo. Prima parte (unica pubblicata). Poema celebrativo in 6 canti dedicato a Napoleone. Cfr. Giani, 176: "Edizione di gran pregio". Gamba 2622: "La edizione in foglio, non venale, riusci' una delle più splendide che sieno uscite da' torchi del Bodoni". Brooks, 997: "E' tra i più bei libri stampati da Bodoni". Parenti, Prime edizioni: 354. Impresso con eleganti caratteri corsivi di grande formato (dedicatoria) e classici "bodoniani" (testo poetico). Su bella carta forte, importanti margini con barbe, ornata con sette finissime testate e 7 capilettera figurati dell'architetto/pittore parmense Evangelista Ferrari incisi in rame da Patrini. In ottime condizioni tranne qualche trascurabile segno d'uso alle prime carte. Elegante legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle rossa e grandi angoli (uno con lieve spellatura), piatti marmorizzati; dorso con 5 nervi e tre scritte oro: autore, titolo e in basso la scritta "Parma 1806". Splendido esemplare. Euro 2800

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Court to the Teshoo Lama, in Tibet; containing a Narrative of a Journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet. To which are added, views taken on the spot, and observations botanical, mineralogical and medical....

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1806. 1806 In-4° (310x243mm), pp. (2), XXVIII, 473, (2) bianche, legatura coeva in m. vitello e angoli con titolo e fregi in oro e decori floreali a secco su dorso nervetti. Piatti marmorizzati. Due begli ex-libris ottocenteschi al contropiatto. Annotazione al recto della seconda c. bianca in grafia ottocentesca: "...Captain Turner, from Leslie Millar's Private Library, price $ 0.75, Dec. 2, 1882 - Boston, Mass.[achussets]". Al verso del frontespizio, timbro di alienazione. Dedica a stampa. Una carta ripiegata incisa su rame della strada da Buxadewar a Tassisudon, in Bhutan, e da Tassisudon a Teshoo Loomboo, in Tibet, e altre 13 tavole f.t. incise su acciaio, di cui 12 di vedute a pagina intera e una, su doppio foglio, tra le pp. 324-325, di specimen di scrittura tibetana. Le tavole restanti, incise da De La Motte, James Basire, etc., su invenzione dello stesso Samuel Turner, raffigurano scorci caratteristici buthanesi e tibetani, processioni religiose, palazzi, mausolei, templi ed uno yak della Tartaria (da un dipinto di Stubbs di proprietà di Warren Hastings). Alle pp. 381-386, elenco degli articoli costituenti un usuale oggetto di scambio commerciale tra il Tibet e le regioni limitrofe; nelle appendici, alle pp. 443-473, sono riportate la traduzione di una lettera al Dalai Lama di Kien Long, Imperatore della Cina, nonché le versioni inglesi di altre lettere di vari mittenti tibetani a Warren Hastings e una "Narrative of the Particulars of the Journey of Teshoo Lama, and his Suite, from Tibet to China, from the verbal Report of Poorungheer Gosein". Bell'esemplare, ancorché con diffuse fioriture e bruniture. Seconda edizione, in tutto identica all'originale del 1800, della prima relazione in lingua inglese sul Tibet ed il Bhutan, nonché uno dei primi resoconti di sufficiente ampiezza e rigore espositivo su tali territori. Opera di eccezionale importanza geografica ed etnografica, contiene anche rigorosi capitoli, dovuti a Robert Saunders, sulla flora, i minerali e la medicina nel Tibet. Samuel Turner (1749 ? - 1802), Capitano nell'East India Service, fu inviato dal Governatore del Bengala in Tibet nel 1783 per sviluppare le relazioni commerciali della regione con l'Inghilterra. Yakushi, T-140. Cox: "This is without comparison the most valuable work that has yet appeared on Tibet." Marshall, Britain and Tibet, 1765-1947, p.319. Lust, 208. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, IV, col. 2090. Kuloy & Imaeda, 10458. Lust, 208. Howgego, Encyclopaedia of Exploration to 1800, T74. Henze, III, pp. 360-361. Perret, 4346 (per la prima edizione francese del 1800): "Premier ouvrage publié sur un voyage d'un Anglais au Tibet et au Bhoutan; la route suivie par Turner est la même que celle parcourue en 1774 par Bogle, traversant l'Himalaya du Bhoutan, de Bhoutan à Gyantse et Shigatse à travers la vallée de Chumbi et Tang La. Très rare ouvrage sur un des premiers voyages dans l'Himalaya par des européens". Second edition, identical to the first edition of 1800, of the first account on Thibet and Bhutan printed in english language. A work of outstanding importance in the history of ethnography and geography of Asia. Some chapters, written by Robert Saunders, are on the flora, the minerals and the medicine of Thibet.

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        Reise durch Tyrol in die Oesterreichischen Provinzen Italiens im Frühjahr 1804.

      Heinrich Friedrich August Augustin, Tegensburg. 1806 [12], 166, [1] p., 32 cm, bross. Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (Praga 1761 - Brezina 1838) discende da una delle famiglie boeme più antiche e importanti. Buon conoscitore dell?Italia (si licenziò al colleggio germanico di Roma nel 1782) intraprese nel 1803 e 1804 nelle provincie italiane dell?impero importanti viaggi di studio e di formazione. Compì un primo viaggio nel 1803 su invito del senatore Rezzonico e soggiornò in una villa messagli a disposizione nel bassanese. Nel secondo viaggio, intrapreso nella primavera del 1804 di cui l?opera è il resoconto, l?autore si sofferma in modo particolare sul Trentino e le zone venete che, in seguito al trattato di Campoformio, furono annesse all?Austria. Nell?opera abbondano descrizioni morfo-geologiche con particolare attenzione alle elevazioni dei monti, ai minerali e alle minierie. Si nominano gli stabilimenti termali con l?indicazione dell?utilizzo e sono messe a confronto le condizioni igieniche del Trentino (peraltro assai misere) con la Germania. Sono considerate le vie di comunicazione terrestre e fluviali in una lungimirante ottica di sviluppo economico. La vegetazione descritta con rigore scientifico è continuo pretesto per dimostrare la notevole divergenza tra la ricchezza delle risorse e l?aretratezza dei mezzi contadini. Il viaggio è importante per il carattere di modernità che l?autore riesce a trasmettere staccandosi dall?enciclopedismo e dall?ansia catalogatrice tipica dei viaggiatori di fine ?700. Se fino a Trento il tragitto non si discosta dalla tradizionale via di percorrenza Brennero-Bolzano-Lavis, in seguito privilegerà vie nuove che porteranno l?autore ad attraversare valli e toccare cittadine sconosciute o quasi ai più: Pergine, Borgo e la Valsugana, nell?andata, il monte Baldo, Brentonico, Riva, Ponale, la val di Ledro, la val del Chiese, la val Rendena, la val di Sole, Rabbi, val di Non, Revò, passo della Mendola e di nuovo Bolzano nel ritorno. Lo Sternberg ha percorso alla destra e alla sinistra dell?Adige delle zone che solo più tardi, e comunque sempre in misura assi modesta desteranno l?interesse degli stranieri, fino all?epoca del turismo di massa. Per il Veneto: Bassano, Padova, Sette comuni, i colli euganei, Abano, Thiene, Schio, Valdagno, Recoaro, la valle di Roncà, Montecchio, Vicenza, i Berici, Covolo, Verona, Garda, Sirmione. Particolare attenzione è data alle minoranze linguistiche residenti nelle zone dei Sette comuni, infatti conclude l?opera un gustosissimo ?Vocabulario domestico? di queste popolazioni. Bell?esemplare su carta pesante in barbe. Mancano le quattro tavole incise segnalate, sembra però lecito ritenere che non venissero inserite in tutte le copie, infatti nessuna di quelle presenti in regione le presenta. Molto raro.

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        Codice di Napoleone il Grande per il Regno d'Italia Edizione originale e la sola ufficiale

      Reale Stamperia 1806 Testo a fronte italiano - francese. In ottavo

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        Tableaux Historiques des Campaignes d'Italie Depuis L'An IV Jusqu'a La Bataille de Marengo

      Cover rubbed. Spine neatly rebacked retaining original spine with faded gilt decorations. Corners neatly repaired. Some leaves spotted, mainly along edges. Some offsetting. Heraldic book-plate of previous owner, Richard Gregory on paste-down. Small duplicate stamp dated 1837 on title verso. Contents tight and overall VG First Edition Contemporary calf 530mm x 350mm (21" x 14"). x, 138pp; 63pp. Half title, Engraved portrait of Napoleon on horseback, folding map and 22 engraved plates, engraved head pieces and engraved double portrait of Napoleon and Josephine. Includes sections on 'Precis Historique de L'Expedition D'Egypt and 'Ceremonies du Sacre et du Couronnement de sa Majeste Imperiale Napoleon-Le Grand' and 'Precis Historique de la Campaigne D'Allemagne'. Production published to reflect Napoleon's military successes in Europe. Text in French. The illustrator Carle Vernet [1758-1836] won the Prix de Rome in 1782 and Legion of Honour in 1808 with one of his battle scenes.

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        RIQUET WITH THE TUFT: A Tale for the Nursery. With Three Copperplates. A New Edition. Price Sixpence.

      34, [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with three hand-coloured full-page plates. Bound in later quarter red untitled sheep, over marbled boards with vellum tips to the corners and gilt banding to the spine. 12.5 x 8 cm. First edition. A very good copy. Moon 130(1); two copies only. Very scarce. The plates are engraved after designs by W. M. Craig. The title was entered at Stationer's Hall by R. Phillips on 3. 8. 04. Moon also lists later editions of 1806 & 1809.

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

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

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        Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

      German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown or ochre wash drawings, and 1 watercolour, showing ships, nautical instruments, portraits, Indians, hydro-biological matter, fishes, birds, coastal sceneries, landscapes, geological structures and plants. 8vo (160 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt edges, preserved in a brown half morocco box. The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America. Ernst von Bibra (Schwebheim 1806 - Nüremberg 1872) was a famous naturalist and traveller and one of the early pioneers writing on psychoactive drugs. As a result of his voyage he published his 'Reise in Südamerika' in 1854. The title of the present manuscript has the following device: 'Wen(n) Euch nicht gefällt was ich hier gezeichnet, so ist mir das gleich. Ist auch solches nicht desshalb geschehen, sondern nur damit ich selbst eine Erin(n)erung habe, an das, so ich in fremden Lande gesehen' [When you do not like what I have written, I do not care. It is not for you, but to have a recollection what I have seen in foreign countries]. Almost all drawings have pencil annotations many with dates, starting 14.4. (18)49 ending 4.7.(18)50. The first drawing shows an early bronze of an animal in the Bremen cathedral; followed by portraits of probably crew members or passengers (Lamers, Friedmann, Kunitz, Kühn and others); profiles of the coast of Portland (England); medusa; a flying fish; the coast of Brasil; the coast near Rio de Janeiro; several drawings showing the harbour entrance of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings; a detailed landscape with palm trees, agaves and mountains signed Rio de Janeiro 27.6.49; several detailed drawings of Cape Horn; the coast of Chile (Valdivia & Conception); Valparaiso seen from the sea; a view of Valparaiso town and harbour; 2 drawings of an aloe; la casa del Caballero Michael Dores; a view of the Cordillera; a camp with tent, rifle, fire etc. in the Cordillera; illustrations of the island 'mas a fuerta'; the harbour of Porto Coral; an old Spanish chapel of Porto Coral; several plates of indians; a skull of a whale; a view of Tocopilla; detailed study of porphyry rocks; a view from the roof of the hotel in Callas; some exotic fruit; an old Peruvian mummy; a shark; crustacea; several exotic fishes; a number of plates of evertebrates with the longitude and latitude; the Eddystone lighthouse; a section of 6 plates with a separate ornamental title 'Nautica' portraying a ship, sails and ship equipment. Bibra wrote several scientific works regarding his voyage, one of which 'Beiträge zur naturgeschichte von Chile' was published in the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften' 1853. On the first page he mentions that he will consult his [the here offered] 'Tage- und Skizzenbuch' [diary- sketchbook] in writing the article. Plate vii 'Fernsicht von der hohen Cordillera über das Flachland von Chile bis zur Küsten-Cordillera' is an exact copy of a plate found in his sketchbook. On page 95 of his article he writes 'Ich habe eine Zeichnung an Ort und Stelle zu entwerfen gesucht ... und habe sie auf Taf. vii, beigegeben [I made a drawing on the spot, which is shown on plate vii]. Ernst von Bibra studied law, chemistry, and medicine at the University of Würzburg. In 1824 he inherited the family estate, allowing him to travel and study without worrying about money. In 1855 he published 'Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch'. The work is based on his experience in South America and became a pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society. Drawing on his own travel experience as well as the writings of his predecessors, Baron Ernst von Bibra devotes a full chapter to each of seventeen plants, ranging from such mild stimulants as coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerfull narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. This classic text on the use of mind-altering plants was translated into English and still is a famous and classic text.

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