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        IN MORTE DI CARLO IMBONATI. Versi di Alessandro Manzoni a Giulia Beccaria sua madre.

      per Nicolò Bettoni 1806 In-8 p. (mm. 202x125), bross. muta coeva, pp. 15. E? questo il primo libro del Manzoni, allora poco più che ventenne e da poco stabilitosi a Parigi con la madre. Ne fu occasione la morte di Carlo Imbonati (Parigi, 1805), al quale donna Giulia Beccaria si era unita, dopo la separazione dal marito. Dopo la conversione il Manzoni cercò di far dimenticare questa operetta in lode del Conte Imbonati e ne proibì la diffusione. Pubblicato per la prima volta a Parigi nel 1806, questo carme riscosse un notevole interesse tanto che nello stesso anno, in Italia, apparvero ben tre edizioni: a Milano, a Roma (in 50 copie) e a Brescia. Cfr. Vismara,192 - Parenti ?Rarità Bibl. dell?800?,I, p. 163 per la prima ediz. parigina. Fresco esempl. intonso, su carta velina cilindrata, ben conservato .

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        A Voyage To The Eastern Part Of Terra Firma, Or The Spanish Main, In South-america, During The Years 1801, 1802, 1803, And 1804. Translated By An American Gentleman. 3 Volumes.

      First American edition. 1st American edition. Contemporary full-calf with leather spine labels lettered in gilt, xxxii, 248, [8]; 363, [8]; 288, [8] pp., one folding map. This study compiled by Francois Depons, an agent of the French government at Caraccas, provides detailed information and descriptions of the territory under the jurisdiction of the Captain-General of Caraccas. The text, translated from the original French by Washington Irving, discusses the history, conquest, topography, legislation, commerce, finance and economic opportunities of the various provinces of the Spanish Main including Venezuela, Maracaibo, Varinas, Spanish Guiana, Cumana, and the Island of Margaretta. The author's narrative also provides contemporary insights on the manners and customs of the Spaniards and native Indians. Foxed throughout, chipped and rubbed. The map shows light foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Sabin 19642. Hardcover

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        Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Alte deutsche Lieder.

      8°. Bd. 1: Vortitel, Kupfertitel, 4 n.n. Bl. Widmung, Zwischentitel, S. 13 - 470 (recte 480); Band 2: Vortitel, Kupfertitel, Druckti tel, 2. Vortitel, S. 3 - 448; Band 3: Vortitel, Kupfertitel, Drucktitel, 2. Vortitel, S. 3 - 239, Zwischentitel, Widmungsblatt, S. 243 - 253, Anhang: Kupfertitel, 2. Vortitel, S. 3 - 103, 1 gestochene Tafel. Mit 4 gestochenen Titeln und einer gestochenen Tafel.. Rostrote Pappbände der Zeit mit 2 gelben, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern mit Titel und Bandnummer in spätererem rostrotem Pappbschuber. 3 Bände und Anhang in 3 Bänden. Goedeke VI, 73, 12. - Mallone Arnim 27, 36-38. - Mallone Brentano 17, 25 - 27. - Borst 1021. - Es fehlt, wie immer, der nicht nachgewiesene Druckhaupttitel zum Band 1. - In dieser Vollständigkeit selten angebotenes Exemplar einer der wichtigsten Publikationen der deutschen Romantik. Als historische Sammlung gestaltete und initierte Sammlung, auf die Aufforderung der Herausgeber wurden rund 6000 Seiten mit Liedtexten gesammelt, jedoch dann als literarisch/künstlerisches Gesamtkunstwerk realisiert, mit Einbezug eigener Texte. Das Wunderhorn steht in seiner Konzeption der "Wahrheit der Phantasie" im Gegensatz zur historischen Wissenschaftlichkeit u.a. der Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm. Gerade diese Gegensätzlichkeit machten die beiden Sammlungen zu Monumenten der deutschen Literatur, zum Wunderhorn. Das, nach einer Vorzeichnung von Brentano gestochene Trinkhorn auf dem gestochenen Titelblatt zu Band 2 gilt als eine der Ikonen der deutschen Romantik, ebenso wie die wunderschöne Tafel zum Anhang, die im vorliegenden Exemplar am Schluss, und nicht, wie üblich als Frontispiz eingebunden ist. In unserem Exemplar sind die illustrierten Titel zu Band 2 und 3 am Rand gefaltet. - Band 2 leicht stockfleckig. Band 1 und 3 sehr sauber. Die Pappbände wurde wahrscheinlich zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nachgefärbt. Wenige kleine Bereibungen am Rücken. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Vida de J.J. Dessalines, gefe de los negros de Santo Domingo; con notas muy circunstanciadas sobre el origen, caracter y atrocidades de los principales gefes de aquellos rebeldes desde el principio de la insurreccion en 1791

      Mexico: en la oficina de Mariano de Zuniga y Ontiveros. 1806. First. First Mexican edition. Small quarto. Frontispiece and nine plates engraved by Jose Ambrosi Carraro, three of which have handsome contemporary hand coloring. Contemporary marbled calf with spine gilt. The most important edition of this Afro-Mexicanum illustrated book. Published originally in France in 1804, then translated into Spanish and published in Spain in 1805, this title tells of the revolution in Haiti, the personalities of the leaders of the revolution, and stresses the mob violence, excesses, and atrocities. The portraits of the leaders include Dessalines, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Christobal, and Biasou, as well as depicting graphic scenes of decapitation, dismembered bodies, dead babies, and executions. Dubroca was hired by the Bonaparte regime to conduct a propaganda war against Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of the slave revolt at Santa Domingue, and this work is a similar vilification of his successor, Dessalines. Exhibition of Slavery and Justice, Selected Sources from the John Carter Brown Library, number 22 (describing this edition). A beautiful copy of an interesting book. .

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

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

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        Bref under nya resor i Sverige.

      Stockholm, Delén, 1806. (2), XIV, 150, (4)s. + 25 akvatinter. Titelblad med akvatint. Oskuren i samtida grått pappband. Delvis fläckad i främre och nedre marginalen. ss. 49-50 med mörkare fläck i nedre marginalen som når upp till några ord i nedersta textraden. Nött pappband med pappresförluster upp- och nedtill på ryggen. Namn på främre pärmens insida: S. Grubbe. Trots sina brister ett mycket trevligt exemplar

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        Portraits of the Whole of the Royal Family, Engraved from the Original Pictures by Her Majesty's Most Gracious Permission to Whom They Are Humbly Dedicated by Her Dutiful and Obedient Servant E. Harding

      London, (1806). Folio. (21) ff. A handsome color stipple album of the Hapsburg family starting with two poses of King George III and continuing with likenesses of nineteen others, including Prince Octavus, who died at the age of four, and Princess Charlotte of Wales, who has a small golden bird perched on her outstretched hand. All color plates executed principally by Beechy and Bourlier. Title-page has a small etching of a scene of Windsor Castle, which is signed by G. Nash. With two pages of advertisements tipped-in after title-page, and one smaller formal portrait of Prince Octavus tipped-in between two others. The paper is watermarked 1802. Bound in one-quarter green morocco and boards with title and emblems gilt-stamped in compartments on spine. Corners bumped and spine slightly worn. Occasional light foxing throughout, but still a fine, bright, rich example of color stipple printing. All edges decorated with a red striped pattern. (Abbey 298).

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        DESCRIPTION DE PARIS ET DE SES EDIFICES

      1806. LEGRAND, J. G., and C. P. Landon. DESCRIPTION DE PARIS ET DE SES EDIFICES.

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        Disquisition upon Etruscan Vases, displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis, and the Chinese Feast of Lanterns, with explanations of the principal allegories depicted upon them

      London, W.Bulmer for T.Becket 1806.. folio, vignette on title, vii, 99 p., double-page plate of a vase belonging to J.Edwards, 16 numbered plates, all these printed in black, with a terracotta wash, 3 vignettes in text (one coloured), uncut in orig. black boards, new black morocco spine with tan label, slipcase with matching morocco lip, light waterstain affects some corners. Navari, Blackmer 347. James Christie (1773û1831), the second in the firm of auctioneers, published several highly speculative but handsome books on antiquity, of which this is the grandest. 100 copies were printed, all for presents; this one is inscribed by Christie to the Hon. Mrs Damer, the sculptor, to whom Horace Walpole bequeathed Strawberry Hill, and whose acquaintance ranged from Napoleon to Nelson. The original paper spine would have been quite plain; though the new spine is not pseudo-antique it is a tactful and attractive addition to this beautiful book. There are issue points: only some copies have the large plate, either bound double- page, as here, or folding; again only some copies have the terracotta wash applied to represent the biscuit of the vases. The high point in price was Blackmer's copy, which made £3300 in 1989: it had neither of these features, though it did contain some association material. vf21

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        Notes on the West Indies...including Observations on the Island of Barbadoes,

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. 3 vols. xxiv + 448 + xx + 472 + xix + 456pp. 1st ed., very clean in old cloth. A handsome set. The author was deputy inspector general of hospitals in the British army. Gives detailed accounts of colonial life in Barbados and along the Guiana coast. Urges for emancipation of the slaves and gives some graphic accounts of mistreatment of slaves.

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        A Tour through Holland, along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine,

      to the South of Germany, in the Summer and Autumn of 1806, First Edition, xvi, 468pp quarto, map and 20 toned lithographic plates, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, antique style half calf with marbled boards, original leather label retained, some foxing but a good copy, London, Phillips, 1807. Abbey, Travel 216. Photograph available on request.

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        Über das Leben und seine Erscheinung.

      Landshut, 1806. 8vo. Cont. marbled boards. Title label on spine missing. Wear to capitals w. some loss, corners bumped. Internally minor brownspotting. XXXIV, 178, (1, -Verbesserungen) pp.. The scarce first edition on Karl Schelling's rare work on "Life and its Appearance".Karl Eberhard Schelling (1783-1854) was the younger brother of Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1775-1854), together with Fichte and Hegel the central thinker of German Idealism. Karl Schelling was a trained physician, who studied in Jena and there attended some of Hegel's lectures (1801-2). He later settled in Stuttgart (1805), as a general practicioner, where he wrote his main, though now forgotten, main work "Über das Leben und seine Erscheinung". In a letter to Hegel, F.W.v. Schelling suggests him to read an article by his brother the physician concerning animal magnetism (in Jahrbücher für Medizin als Wissenschaft, 1807), and it is this topic that is developed in his "On Life and the Appearance of it". Karl Schelling here advances a theory of life that involves a World Soul, in which induvidual souls participate. His theories of aether, sleep and death bear many resemblances to Hegel's philosophy of spirit.It is also Karl Schelling who treats Hegel's sister Christianne, when she falls ill, and it is likely that the treatments (which he is said to have undertaken for free) involved "magnetic" therapy. Hegel himself was very interested in animal magnetism, as his Philosophy of nature also bears witness to. There is no doubt about the fact that Hegel was quite impressed and intrigued with Karl Schelling's now scarcely known but interesting work

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        ABRIDGEMENT OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY; TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF HISTORY

      1806. ROWSON, Susanna. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY; TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF HISTORY. DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES IN THE UNITED STATES. Boston: Printed for John West, [1806]. First edition. 12mo. iv,13-302 pp. 'The Advertisement by the Author,' which doesn't appear in all copies, and then it is usually bound at the end, is laid- down to front pastedown in this copy; it is chipped at fore-edge and has a paper adhesion at the top right corner. Bound in worn, contemporary leather which is rubbed all over, has shallow loss (1/8") at heel and crown, and rounded fore-corners. Moderate foxing, occasional thumbing, and some ink corrections to text. Contemporary ownerships, in both ink and pencil, on first text page and on rear flyleaf, along with some juvenile practice of writing and sums in pencil on flyleaf and (chipped) rear pastedown. Front free endpaper is lacking; first recto being the title page. One leaf (U3) has a closed tear. A well-used copy of a rare, early academic text by Susanna Rowson (1762-1824), the British-born American author/actress. Rowson emigrated to America at an early age, and although she and her family left during the Revolution, she returned to act with a Philadelphia theater company. On her retirement from the stage in the last decade of the 18th century, she headed a Boston girls' school until the 1820s. Her best known work is "Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth" (1791).(BAL 17010; Sabin 73602; Vail 596 - with a pub. date of 1805).

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        Försök til en flora oeconomica Sveciæ eller swenska wäxters nytta och skada i hushållningen. 1-2.

      Lund, Joh. Lundblad, 1806. Två delar bundna i en volym, (2) + VIII + 414 + (2) + 415-778 + (22) + 779-792 + (2) s. Modernt halvklotband med marmorerade pärmar. 18,5 X 12 cm. Moderna och gamla namnteckningar på titelsidor och främre pärmens insida. Ren och fin inlaga

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        Skrifter i politiska och vittra ämnen; tillika med dess brefvexling.

      I-VI. Sthlm, C. Delén, 1806-12. 8:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(19,1 blank),270 s. & 1 grav. porträtt + (8),341,(1) s. & 5 grav. plr + (8),375,(1) s. & 6 grav. plr + grav. front,(8),286 + (4),354,(2) + (4),383,(5) s. Sex vackra samtida alrotsmarmorerade skinnbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titeletiketter och gröna deltiteletiketter samt gula snitt. En liten fläck på titeletiketten till del IV och de fyra första deltiteletiketterna lite ljusare i färgnyansen än de två sista. Några mindre repor och skavmärken på pärmarna. Bra inlagor med några sporadiska lagerfläckar, t.ex. på s. 255-56 i del I. Papperskvalitén varierar; del I tryckt på tjockt papper och del VI innehåller ark av både tjockare och tunnare papper. Vissa blad bruntonade, se del III från s. 305 till slutet. Del I med ett avrivet nedre hörn på s. 131. Del II med ett litet hål i nedre marginalen på s. 317. Vissa planscher har färgat av sig på motsatta sidor, i del III på s. 337, 367-70 och den graverade frontespisen på titelbladet till del IV. Gamla lagningar i yttermarginalen på s. 339, 353, 369 och 379 i del VI. Enstaka spegelavtryck i marginalerna, t.ex. på s. 256 i del VI. Trevlig svit!. Utgiven av J. G. Oxenstierna. En fransk upplaga utkom redan 1803-05. Del IV-VI innehåller ett urval av kungens brevväxling. Kungens porträtt är graverat av A. U. Berndes efter Bredas förlaga, planscherna i del II är graverade av M. R. Heland efter C. J. Hjelm, liksom den första i del III. Den andra planschen i denna del är likaledes graverad av Heland men efter en förlaga av C. W. Svedman. Övriga planscher i del III är av F. Bolt från Berlin efter Sergel, Swedman respektive Hjelm samt av G. Ruckman efter Hjelm. Frontespisen i del IV föreställer Sergels staty av Gustav III graverad av Heland

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        Svensk zoologi. 1-2. Med illuminerade figurer, tecknade av J. W. Palmstruch.

      Stockholm, Carl Delén, 1806-[23]. Två volymer, varierande paginering (titelsida + förord (4) + VIII s. + sedan börjar pagineringen om efter varje plansch), + 36 kolorerade kopparstick i vardera volymen, totalt 72 stycken. Verket är komplett. Häftesomslagen medbundna i slutet av varje volym. Omslagen till häfte 11 saknas, är medbundna i faksimil. Smakfulla gula pappband från 1900-talet. Planscherna är i gott skick

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        Derniéres Années du Règne et de la Vie de Louis XVI.

      Londres, Harper et Co., 1806. Bound in a nice contemp. hcalf. Richly gilt spine. A paperlabel pasted on lower compartment of spine. Stamp on titlepaeg. Engraved portrait as frontispiec. XII,524 pp. Tilepage and frontispiece slightly brpwned.. First 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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        Genealogiske och biografiske antekningar, hörande till Norrköpings stads historia.

      Första delen. Norrköping, A. F. Raams enka, 1806. 8:o. (4),88 s. Samtida märkligt pappbd i glättat grönt papper med pärmspeglar av marmorerat papper samt svart titeletikett. Ryggen nött och med defekter. Inlagan på tjockt och fint skrivpapper. I nyare marmorerad kassett.. Setterwall 4366. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 2075. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 232. Allt som utkom. Innehåller 59 korta kronologiskt ordnade biografier rörande 1500- och 1600-talens Norrköpingsbor. Biografierna är i många fall försedda med skriftförteckningar

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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.

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        Heroic Poem on the late Lord Viscount Nelson; Wherein are described the particular Battles of that illustrious Chief. Concluding with an Interview between Britannia and Conquest, on the Victory's poop, who are discovered by one of the British crew.

      London: Printed for the Author... and sold by Ambrose Etherington, Chatham, [1806].. First edition, small 8vo, (iv), iv, 92 pp, with an Errata slip tipped in at the end and several corrections made in a contemporary hand. Small patch of damp staining to the middle of the majority of the leaves, top section of half title laid down. Recent speckled quarter calf, marbled sides. Scarce - Copac listing only two copies: National Library of Scotland and National Maritime Museum.

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        The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales , A. D. MCLXXXVIII Translated into English, and Illustrated with Views, Annotations, and a Life of Giraldus, by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart.

      London: Printed for William Miller, 1806. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition in English. Large 4to. 2 vols. (12),cxcii,220,(4);(6),440,(4)pp. Indices. Complete with 59 engraved plates (including a hand-colored folding map) and a second large, hand-colored folding map at rear of Vol. II. Old calf over marbled boards (rubbed), tips worn. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands; gilt. A few of the plates are foxed. A very attractive wide-margined copy. Lowndes says that the editor's annotations and notes are particularly valuable . Lowndes, p. 896.

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES

      1806. Very Good. [AITKEN, Jane, publ.]. [General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States]. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; The Larger Catechism Ratified and Adopted by the Synod of New-York & Philadelphia; The Shorter Catechism, Ratified and Adopted...; The Form of the Government and Discipline of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, 1806. First edition, four imprints bound as one. Small 8vo., full leather stamped in gilt to spine. Ink ownership to pastedowns. Offsetting to endpapers, some light foxing to text. Considerable wear to boards, with joints cracked, and skimming to spine partially obscuring label that appears to have read "Confessions of Faith". A scarce copy by early American female printer Jane Aitken. About very good.

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        Histoire De La Guerre De La Vendee et Des Chouans Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'a La Pacification De 1800 3 Vols

      Chez Giguet et Michaud, Paris, 1806. Quarter Leather. Very Good -. 3 Volumes with large fold out map in volume 1. Map has one long tear along a fold from bottom edge, and short tear along gutter, but otherwise intact with original hand coloring. All three volumes in original 1/4 leather over boards. Heavy wear to front hinge on all volumes, front hinge weakening on volume 1 and endpaper loose, light rubbing to spines, edges worn. Bindings tight and square, internally lightly foxed but otherwise unmarked. 438pp, 462pp, 470pp. Pichon 4341 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: French Language; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 031156. .

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

      1-6. Stockholm, Carl Delén, 1806-12. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ grav. extratitel,+ (19),+ (blank),+ 270; (7),+ (blank),+ 341,+ (1) s.+ 5 grav. planscher; (7),+ (blank),+ 375,+ (1) s.+ 6 grav. planscher; grav. front.+ (8),+ 286; (6),+ 354; (4),+ 385,+ (3) s. Lätta lagerfläckar, i andra och tredje delen samt i början av femte och sjätte, bläckplumpar sid. 41 i femte. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med röda titel- och deltiteletiketter, gula snitt. Sex volymer. Gustav III:s porträtt graverat av Berndes efter von Breda och de 11 planscherna samt frontespisen graverade av Heland. Fint exemplar av den svenska upplagan av Gustav III:s samlade skrifter. Även en fransk upplaga utkom, i fem delar. Del ett tal och yttranden, del 2-3 dramatik och del 4-6 brev. De franska breven även med svensk översättning

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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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        A Treatise of Indigence:

      London: J Hatchard, 1806 Exhibiting a general view of the National resources for productive labour, with propositions for ameliorating the condition of the poor, and improving the moral habits and increasing the comforts of the Labouring People, particularly The Rising Generation; In contemporary blue printers boards, loose but holding, torn with some loss, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, backstrip gone, no title. Internally, ink dedication to fep, (xii), 5-302 pp, [10] index, [2], adverts, printed by S Gosnell, Little Queen Street, text block edges uncut, the large pull out is present. (Allibone 415). Title continues, by regulations of political economy, calculated to prevent Poverty from descending into Indigence, to produce Sobriety and Industry, to reduce the ParochialRates of the Kingdom, and generally to promote the Happiness and Security of the Community at Large, by the Diminution of moral and penal offences and the future Prevention of Crimes.

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

      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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        A Narrative of the expedition to, and the storming of Buenos Ayres... (and) The whole proceedings of the court martial, held on General Whitelocke... (and) The Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke

      Bath, London and Dublin. b/w frontispiece maps and frontispiece portrait. Two rare pamphlets and a book about the botched British invasions in the Rio de la Plata Basin in 1806 and 1807. As part of the Napoleonic Wars, British forces against Spain occupied Buenos Aires and Montevideo, in both cases being expelled by Spanish forces. In this incident the British General Whitelocke was defeated by a ragtag army in street fighting in Buenos Aires, and eventually pulled out of the area with his tail between his legs. Apart from its considerable effect on the Argentine independence movement, the defeat went over poorly in Britain. Whitelocke was court martialed and sacked. The first pamphlet lacks the title page but has the map of the battle scene and key as frontispiece, as called for by Sabin 51805. The second title is complete and features a wonderful frontispiece portrait of the hapless General Whitelocke. Original wrappers bound in. Both bound in half calf over marbled boards. The third title, a book, is complete and bound in later half calf over marbled boards. Three vols. VG

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        A Dictionary of the English Language (Volume one)

      Printed for J. Johnson W.J. and J. Richardson R. Baldwin et al. London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, R. Baldwin, [et al.]. 1806. The Ninth edition, corrected and revised. Volume one only (of two). Thick quarto. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait plate. Contemporary full calf, all edges marbled. Owner's signature in neat ink on the front flyleaf. The binding is worn, with the front board and preliminary gathering both neatly detached, else a very good copy of this classic work. .

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        Memoirs of the Professional Life of the late Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson

      London: James Cundee, Albion Press, 1806. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. THIRD EDITION, ENLARGED, MOST COMPLETE EDITION. 12mo, pp. x, [13] 419pp. [17]; bound with: Supplement. The Funeral, 77pp. [1 ad], additional engraved title with vignette, portrait frontis. Total five folding plates, (the one of Lord Nelson before Copenhagen from another 1806 edition, darker and with paper repairs) Original covers (green straight grain morocco) have mellowed to a pleasing rich green colour. The covers are ruled with a single gilt-line border; the spine is ruled across in gilt, and lettered "Life of Nelson". The gilt is bright; the hinges are not cracked, i.e. in the binding is in very good condition; the contents are tight, but have the odd finger mark in the margins, otherwise clean and complete. A very attractive book to look at and display. , Gift inscription to Frederic Leicester dated 1814; ex-personal libris engraved bookplate of Sir Peter Leicester. Reverend Frederic Leicester was born circa 1803. He was the son of Charles Leicester. He graduated from Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.). Family - Amelia Susanna Campbell - Child - Sir Peter Fleming Frederic Leicester, 8th Bt. b. 25 Jan 1863 Sir Peter Fleming Frederic Leicester, 8th Bt. gained the rank of Lieutenant (51st King's Own Light Infantry). Lord Nelson (1758-1805) was a celebrated British Admiral who had a distinguished naval career and who eventually died heroically at the Battle of Trafalgar against the combined French and Spanish fleets.

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        A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemens and Gentlemens Seats

      London: John & Joseph Boydell, 1806 A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats, Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic Places in North and South Wales. In red half leather with marbled boards, blind tooling, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. Spine has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt. Internally, marbled endpapers, glue remains of bookplate to front paste down, sporadic light foxing, some offsetting from plates, ink name to title page had, (Philip HB F Salusbury 1903), some genealogical notes in the Salusbury hand to some margins, text block edges in gilt, forty eight views, each with a leaf of descriptive text, plates dated 1792, 1795, 1086, and some not dated. All in all a great looking book! Hoare, second baronet, landowner and antiquary, had a particular fondness for Wales, and he made a significant contribution to its travel literature with his translation of Gerald of Wales, published as Giraldus de Barri, Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales AD 1188 (1806). He provided the illustrations for William Coxe's Historical Tour of Monmouthshire (1801) and did the same for his friend Roger Fenton in his Historical Tour through Pembrokeshire (1811). He bought a fishing-lodge at Bala in 1796; throughout his life Colt Hoare was an enthusiast for all field sports. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales By Giraldus De Barri

      London: William Miller, 1806 Complete 2 Volumes. Uniformly bound in half brown covers, green cloth, blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, covers with some marks worn at edges and bumped at corners. Spines, have raised bands, gilt titles, a little faded, edges bumped and worn a little. Internally, both volumes have the bookplate of Birkenhead library to fpd, some offsetting to fep, hinges strengthened, text block edges uncut. Volume 1, half title and frontis present, occasional small lib stamp, [12], (cxci), 219 pp, 32 pl, [1], [3], [1], printed by W Bulmer and Co, Cleveland Row, St James's. Vol 2, , half title and portrait frontis present, pencil name and small lib stamp to tp, thence occasionally, [6], 440 pp, [3], [1], 27 pl, large coloured pull out map, 59 plates in total. (Allibone 134. LOwndes 1079)HOARE, 2nd baronet, historian and antiquary, examined antiquarian and ‘romantic’ sites and made scores of sketches, some of which are preserved in the National Library, as are some of his note books. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Views of Noblemen & Gentlemens Seats,,,

      London: Boydell & Wm Miller, 1806 Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic places in North & South Wales. Forty eight beautiful plates by Byrne. Oblong 27*21cm. In blue card covers with a flower motif, title in gilt with gilt tooled box to front, corners and edges worn and bumped very slightly. Spine cloth has been replaced with similar, no title. Internally, yellow endpapers, some pencil notes to ffep, 48 plates, dated 1792, 1795, 1806, some not dated, has title by hand in ink to base of text block, light sporadic foxing.This is the soft cover, plate only version, which is much harder to find than the hardbound one with text alongside. Rare! Hoare, second baronet, landowner and antiquary had a particular fondness for Wales, as did many of his fellow antiquaries, and he made a significant contribution to its travel literature with his translation of Gerald of Wales, published as Giraldus de Barri, Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales AD 1188 (1806). He provided the illustrations for William Coxe's Historical Tour of Monmouthshire (1801) and did the same for his friend Roger Fenton in his Historical Tour through Pembrokeshire (1811). He bought a fishing-lodge at Bala in 1796. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Acct of Money Recd for the Estate of James Barnard, Esq Decd in the

      1806. [Manuscript]. [Barnard, James (1755-1806)]. [Barnard, Isaac D. (1791-1834)]. [Barnard, Thomas D. (1793-1873)]. [Acct. of Money Recd. for the Estate of James Barnard, Esq. Decd. in the Office, Etc.][And][Acct. of Money Recd. by Isaac D. Barnard Belonging to His Late Father's Estate]. Chester, PA, 26 February 1806-22 August 1845. Content in fine hand filling 23 pp. followed by several blank leaves, final six excised. Oblong octavo (8" x 5-/2"). Stiff marbled sewn wrappers. Moderate rubbing to exterior, some wear to spine and corners, light toning to interior. * James Barnard of Chester, Pennsylvania, was married to Susannah Dutton. James served as sheriff, registrar, recorder, prothonotary and clerk of the courts in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Barnards had eight children. The eldest son, James Day Barnard, a lawyer, died at 25, a few months after his father's death. Upon his father and brother's death, the eldest surviving male Barnard, Isaac, received, or perhaps he personally recorded, his brother's outstanding legal fees and his father's estate assets and accounts recorded in this manuscript notebook. Like his deceased elder brother, Isaac studied law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1816, after notable service as a major in the War of 1812. He served terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate and U.S. Senate. The accounts are notable as the first segment records all of the monies collected for various legal work performed by Isaac's older brother, James, from recording judgments, estate administration, vendue matters, for certificates for naturalization of citizenship, or for fees earned for specific cases (Gibbons v. Riley, Miles v. Adams, McElroy v. Hibbard, etc.). These accounts span 1806-1807 and suggest that the fees within must have been collected posthumously by Isaac for services performed before his brother's death. The notebook's second segment records moneys earned by the father in office, primarily for recording deeds. Again, the chronology suggests a similar scenario as the notebook's first segment. There are also several leaves of entries with much later dates recording monies received by Thomas Barnard. All accounts are clearly legible

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        Grammar of Ornament

      4to. (13.5? x 10? x 2.25?). Fine chromolithographed title-page, and 111 chromolithographed plates, numerous illustrations in the text (small stain to title-page).All pages accounted for and in excellent condition, fully bound. Each plate has transfer paper covering for protection. Pink color stain from being bound on tissue covering title page. Small tear on bottom of page 92.Original maroon cloth, gilt edges, rebacked end sheets preserving the original spine.Towards the middle of the 19th century, as the European industrial revolution thundered ever onward, as the Empire expanded ever outward, and the Romantic upheaval carried before it the fevered artistic imaginations of the poet, painter, novelist, architect, and musician alike. There were some who had begun to see that not all this was movement for the good. There was a profusion of artistic plagiarism and stylistic muddle, as the western world too often settled for the simple copying of exotic ornaments; which spoke out against such confused and vulgar jumble. Men such as Ruskin and William Morris, and pioneering groups such as the Pre-Rafaelite Brotherhood, the Art Workers Guild, the Arts and Craft Exhibition Society and, eventually, the new wave of aesthetic thinking towards the end of the century that came to be known as Art Nouveau.Contemporary with the Pre-Rafaelites and a precursor and inspiration to many of the ideas in the Arts and Crafts Movement, was one Owen Jones(1806-89): architect, designer, and a teacher of Applied Arts at the South Kensington School of Design. Jones was fascinated by the oriental, the medieval, and the Hispanic; traveling through the Middle East in 1833 and Spain in 1834. But his strong conviction was that historical and exotic styles should be used as sources, primarily of inspiration, rather than imitation and insisted, as Ruskin did, on honesty to one?s materials and on soundness of. Such was his standing, by the time he reached his middle forties, that he was appointed Superintendent of Works for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and his decorations, color, and design for the Crystal Palace were highly praised.Drawing on all his first-hand experience as well as his clearly-articulated theories and teaching practice, Jones set to work on a vast, near-encyclopedic, reference of ornamental style, form, and color that would encompass all his knowledge and ideas on decorative art and act as a source-book and inspiration to others. The result was The Grammar of Ornament, first published in 1856, just five years before William Morris founded ?The Firm?(Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.) and the Arts and Crafts Movement began to get under way. It has been described as ?monumental? and a ?lavish cornucopia of decorated services?. Certainly as comprehensive a gathering of ornamental splendor there has ever been, the undertaking of producing The Grammar of Ornament has never been duplicated. 

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        A treatise on indigence; exhibiting a general view of the national resources for productive labour; with propositions for ameliorating the condition of the poor,

      [title continues:] and improving the moral habits and increasing the comforts of the labouring people, particularly the rising generation; by regulations of political economy, calculated to prevent poverty from descending into indigence, to produce sobriety and industry, to reduce the Parochial Rates of the Kingdom, and generally to promote the Happiness and Security of the community at large, by the diminution of moral and penal offences, and the future prevention of crimes. First Edition, xii, 302, [12]pp. + advt. leaf: folding table. Contemporary quarter calf, superbly rebacked in style. A very fine copy. London: J. Hatchard. 1806. * Goldsmiths' 19292. * Colquhoun's major work on the question of poverty and pauperism, its relationship to crime and disorder and the need for a new comprehensive system of police. He begins with a clear definition of "poverty" which is to be distinguished from "indigence". Poverty is "an indispensable and necessary ingredient in civil society;" it is "that state and condition in society where the individual has no surplus in store, and, consequently, no property but what is derived from the constant exercise of industry in the various occupations of life; or in other words, it is the state of every one who must labour for subsistence. Poverty is therefore a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilization." "Indigence therefore and not poverty, is the evil. It is that condition in society which implies want, misery, and distress. It is the state of any one who is destitute of the means of subsistence, and is unable to labour to produce it to the extent nature requires. The natural source of subsistence is the labour of the individual; while that remains with him he is denominated poor: when it fails in whole or in part he becomes indigent." This definition of indigence precedes a discussion about "a system of pauper and general police." "By the term police we are to understand all those regulations in a country which apply to the comfort, convenience, and safety of the inhabitants, whether it regards their security against the calamity of indigence, or the effects produced by moral and criminal offences." Colquhoun makes it clear that by "police" he means all the modes of control and prevention which society can bring to bear to maintain social order. Once an offence or offences have been committed it is no longer a matter of police but a matter for the magistrates. Colquhoun regrets that at the time of writing "the whole system of the national police is without that watchful and superintending agency which is indispensably necessary to produce a preventive effect; and to this cause is chiefly attributed the great increase of indigence, vagrancy, and crimes." From these arguments it is possible to see that for Colquhoun police and poor law are one and the same; in fact poor-law is subsumed within and becomes an aspect of Police in its original wider sense. Education of the children of the poor, the progression of morals, the extent and nature of moral and criminal offences - none of these things have come under the centralised scrutiny of appointed commissioners. The amounts expended under the poor law are expended in a very haphazard way and are yet gigantic - equal, in fact, "to the aggregate revenues of several of the kingdoms of Europe...". Despite this social evils continue to grow. In response to this situation Colquhoun states that a department of "general and internal police" should be created under the superintendence of a board" and under the control of the principal secretary of the Home Department. The first duties of the commissioners would be to collect accurate information on the conditions of the pauper population up and down the country. Having reported, the department should then order any regulations necessary for the better management of the paupers in each parish; the proper regulation and control of ale-houses would come under this heading. In order to check the trade in stolen good the commissioners should be authorised to demand returns from all dealers in second-hand goods etc. Colquhoun next goes on to propose a Police Gazette which would publicise in simple terms existing acts of parliament relating to offences, political, moral or criminal with simple commentaries to warn the lower classes of the punishments liable to be meted out upon conviction and to point out the advantages which flow from strict obedience. In addition the Gazette would contain general information on the benefits of frugality, careful economy, and hard work. It would also give lists of offences and advertise for the apprehension of known criminals with the offer of rewards. In order to ensure wide circulation a copy of every Gazette was to be deposited in every public house in the land. The Commissioners should keep a register of all idle, suspicious, and criminal persons and a central point of intelligence should be set up in order to assist in preventing these person from committing offences and apprehending them. Colquhoun concludes his discussion with a recapitulation of the objects of his pauper police: "The improvement of the condition of the labouring people - the increase of the productive labour of the country - the more effectual prevention of moral and criminal offences - to the lessening the demand for punishment - the diminution of the public burdens attached to pauper and criminal police...." Colquhoun's concept, therefore, of a system of police, is of a central office of social policy, working under the aegis of the Home Department, whose function is essentially preventive and whose object apart from the narrow ones of preventing crime and securing the property of the individual, is social amelioration in the widest sense especially including all that tends to the better education and employment of the poor.

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        Vicissitudes Abroad;

      1806. first edition. Vivid Sexual Comedy and Strong Handling of Sexual Exploitation"By One of the Most Popular Female Writers of Her GenerationIssued by the Most Successful Publisher of Novels of His EraBENNETT, MRS. [Anna aka Agnes Maria]. Vicissitudes Abroad; or, The Ghost of my Father. London: Printed at the Minerva Press, for Lane, Newman, and Co., 1806. First (only) edition, complete as issued, of the authoress's last novel. "Her first, anonymous novel, Anna…(1785)…was said to have proved her notoriety by selling out in a day…[Her] The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, 1797…made her a Minerva [Press] best-seller. Her best work (featuring a whole gallery of female intellectuals ands outcast children) bridges that of Fielding and Dickens in its verbal irony, robust satire and free range of low-life, high life and the economic interactions between. But her fame (high with Scott and Coleridge) was brief: her vivid sexual comedy and strong handling of sexual exploitation quickly became equally unacceptable" (Feminist Companion to Literature). But, until that time, her works were wildly popular; the novel under notice is said to have sold 2,000 copies on its first day of publication. It is now, however, exceedingly scarce with no copies found in ABPC auction records, OCLC locating only eight copies in U.S. institutions, and KVK locating only one other, at the British Library. Not in Wolff or Sadleir.Six large twelvemo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 7/8 in; 160 x 97 mm) with all half-titles present, one ad to rear of volume three, and five pages of ads to rear of volume four. [2, blank], [4], vi, 7-308, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [4], 340; [2, blank], [4], 323, [1, adv.], [2, blank]; [4], 355, [5, adv.], [2, blank]; [[2, blank], [4], 316, [2, blank]; [4], 384, [2, blank] pp.Full contemporary mottled calf with crimson and black morocco spine labels. Gilt rules to spine. Minor tear at pp. 191-192 of volume five with no loss. Small chip to upper fore-margin of volume five just touching page number. Completely unsophisticated, with small loss to spine head of volumes one and four, some occasional spotting, and expected wear. With the armorial bookplate of George M. Knipe to the front pastedowns. Overall, an excellent set of the author's last, and now extremely rare, book. Housed in two clamshell boxes.In this novel, the heroine, Julia, unsuspectingly marries a gambler, who soon abandons her in London. Alone and penniless, she finds that she cannot even pay for a hired carriage, and when the driver abuses her and a crowd gathers, presuming her to be a prostitute, she goes mad and is delivered to a charity hospital. As final insult to injury, the hospital's doctor offers to waive her hospital care costs if she will become his mistress.Of Anna Bennett (c.1750-1808), the European Magazine, 1790, said her father and husband were customs officers. But other sources claim that her father was a grocer and her husband a tanner with whom she moved to London. She left her husband and began work as a shopkeeper, workhouse matron, and then mistress ("housekeeper") to Admiral Sir Thomas Pye, whose name she gave to two of her children. He died in 1785, the year her first novel, Anna, or Memoirs of a Welsh Heiress, was published.In 1763, William Lane decided to cash in on the novel reading craze. He opened a circulating library in Whitechapel. Around 1790, the operation moved to Leadenhall Street in London where he established Minerva Press, a publishing house noted for creating a lucrative market in sentimental and Gothic fiction in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Over the next fifteen years, Lane dominated the novel publishing industry and made a fortune. In addition to Mrs. Bennett, his stable of writers included many other female authors including Regina Maria Roche; Mrs. Eliza Parsons; and Eleanor Sleath whose Gothic fiction is included in the list of the seven Northanger Horrid Novels, recommended by the character Isabella Thorpe in Jane Austen's novel of similar name. Six of the Northanger Seven were published by Minerva. However many titles were anonymous, including such novels as Count Roderic's Castle (1794), The Haunted Castle (1794), The Animated Skeleton (1798) and The New Monk (1798). Authors who wrote for Minerva Press are obscure today, and its market became negligible after the death of its charismatic founder who, according to the poet, Samuel Rogers, was often seen tooling around London in a splendid carriage, attended by footmen with cockades and gold-headed canes. In 1804, he took on Anthony K. Newman as his partner. And while Minerva's market share fell to about 39% between 1805 and 1819, it continued to crank out copious amounts of the types of novels that became synonymous with its name. Few authors who wrote for Lane and Newman are critically acclaimed today. And after its founder died in 1814, Minerva Press' share of the print market became negligible, giving evidence to the fragmentation and diffusion occurring within the industry at the time. Garside, et al., English Novel, 1806.18. Blakey, Minerva Press, p. 221. Bloch, The English Novel 1740-1850, pp. 19, 344. Cardiff University, Center for Editorial and Intertexual Research, British Fiction 1800-1829. NSTC B1579.

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

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

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

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

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        The History and Survey of London and its Environs. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

      London: Printed for T. Hughes, 1806.. First edition, 4 vols., [vi],560pp. + portrait and 3 engraved plates; [2],557,[3]pp. + engraved map frontis., and 21 engraved plates; [2],536pp. + engraved map frontis., and 19 engraved plates; [2],544,xlv,[1]pp. + large folding engraved map and 9 plates, all plates present as called for in the list of directions to the binder at the end of vol. IV, ownership signature "Richd. Forman 1811" in ink to each title-page, orig. boards detached (of which 2 are lacking), spines chipped, uncut, each volume contained in a custom-made slip-case and the whole within a box.

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        A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793. 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

      London: (Strahan and Preston) for T. Cadell and T. Davies, 1806. 4to., (10 4/8 x 8 2/8 inches). 19 color-printed aquatint plates with additional hand-coloring, including one folding, by T. Medland after Samuel Daniell and W. Alexander, and two folding engraved maps, the first a hand-colored plan of the harbor and town of Rio de Janeiro, the second a "Chart of the Southern Extremity of Africa" (short tear to second map, maps and folding plate strengthened on fold versos, marginal repairs to 2 leaves of prelims, occasional soiling, a few very light spots.) Contemporary calf-backed boards, vellum corners (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities rubbed, endpapers renewed). Provenance: Note with a presentation inscription from the author laid down on the front paste-down "From the Author"; a few faint contemporary marginal annotations; Quentin Keynes (1921-2003) Collection of Important Travel Books and Manuscripts. First edition of the first illustrated English work on southern Vietnam, and is an account of Barrow's voyage to China with Lord Macartney's unsuccessful 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" (Hill). The work is dedicated to Sir George Staunton, who was also on the voyage, and who wrote his own account in 1797. The supplementary article "An account of a journey to Leetakoo, the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation" "covers an overland expedition from Cape Town to the interior of South Africa into the then little-known territory of Bechuanaland, translated from a manuscript journal by Pieter Jan Truter, one of the commissioners of the expedition" (Hill). Barrow continued in Lord Macartney's service after he was appointed governor in 1796 of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope. He married a South African Boer, purchased a house in Cape Town, and intended to settle there permanently, but was forced by the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens to return to England in 1804. Abbey "Travel" 514; Borba de Moraes I, p. 88; Brunet, I, p. 672; Cordier, "Indosinica", 2424; Cordier, "Sinica" 2390; Hill 66. Purchased at Christie's 7th April 2004, lot 26. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter..

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        LITTLE JACK OF ALL TRADES, with Suitable Representations

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

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        Föreläsningar i djurkemien.

      I-II. Sthlm, C. Deléen respektive C. F. Marquard, 1806-08. 8:o. (12),276,(1) + (2),LVIII,(6),498,(2) s. Två fina ljusbruna lätt nötta samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och titeletiketter i glättad papp. Rödstänkta snitt. Ryggarna med några småfläckar. Bitvis lätt lagerfläckig. Pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 485 i del II. Det avslutande opaginerade rättelsebladet i del I är hämtat ur ett annat mindre exemplar.. Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius 1806:1 respektive 1808:1. Översattes i utdrag till engelska 1813

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        Observations upon the Marine Barometer, made during the Examination of the Coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803. Read March 27, 1806.

      London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1806. 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions" 1806 - Part II. Pp. 239-268. Having also the titlepage to the volume (Part II, 1806). A faint bit of soiling to outer right margin of the first 2 leaves, otherwise clean and wide-margined.. First printing of this important paper relating Flinder's observations on the ship "Investigator" when exploring the coast of Australia. IN THE PAPER THE NAME "AUSTRALIA" APPEARS PROBABLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SCIENTIFIC MEMOIR (p. 247).The name Australia was popularised by Matthew Flinders, who pushed for the name to be formally adopted as early as 1804. When preparing his manuscript and charts for his 1814 A Voyage to Terra Australis, he was persuaded by his patron, Sir Joseph Banks, to use the term Terra Australis as this was the name most familiar to the public. Flinders did so, but allowed himself the footnote:"Had I permitted myself any innovation on the original term, it would have been to convert it to Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth." In the paper offered he used the name "Australia" as early as 1806."Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 - 19 July 1814) was one of the most successful navigators and cartographers of his age. In a career that spanned just over twenty years, he sailed with Captain William Bligh, circumnavigated Australia and encouraged the use of that name for the continent, which had previously been known as New Holland. He survived shipwreck and disaster only to be imprisoned for violating the terms of his scientific passport by changing ships and carrying prohibited papers. He identified and corrected the effect upon compass readings of iron components and equipment on board wooden ships and he wrote what may be the first work on early Australian exploration A Voyage to Terra Australis."(Wikepedia)

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        Försök til en flora oeconomica Sveciæ eller swenska wäxters nytta och skada i hushållningen.

      I-II. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1806. 8:o. (2),VIII,414 + (2),415-778,(22),779-92,(2) s. Samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och blåa snitt. Ryggen ngt torr och med en längre ytlig spricka. Inlagan med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Några framträdande solkfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 2-7 och i yttermarginalen och texten på s. 405-06. Sidorna 431-32 nästan helt loss och några pappersförluster i nedre marginalen på s. 659-62. En del gamla anteckningar på eftersättsbladen. Med J. Bagges och P. W. Åmarks namnteckningar, den senare daterad Falun 1870.. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 22a med avvikande kollationering. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1093. Innehåller även bihanget "om äpple- och päronträds skötsel". Boken är uppställd alfabetiskt. Arbetet, som var understött av Vetenskapsakademien, är tillägnat "landtmän af alla stånd och willkor" och beskrivs av Sten Lindroth som "en handbok för agrara självhushållare, vilken alfabetiskt efter de latinska namnen behandlar alla vilda svenska växter som skapats till människans nytta eller skada. Där kunde allt inhämtas om foder- och oljeväxter, kryddväxter, färglavar, virkesträd, pilhäckar, nödbröd och krusbärsvin; boken var länge ett standardverk."

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        Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, et atres Edifices de la Toscane

      de l'imprmerie de P. Geuffier 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.

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