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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...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

      New York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, 1806.. 128pp. plus folding table facing p.24. Stitched self-wrappers. A lovely, uncut copy. In a brown morocco backed cloth box. The scarce New York printing of the first official publication to provide any detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the first work to give any satisfactory account of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. The first section consists of material transmitted to Jefferson by Lewis, giving information on their route, the Indians, trade, animals encountered, and the geography. Equally important are the accounts of the southern explorations, which include two letters by Dr. Sibley, one on the Indian tribes of Texas and the other an account of the Red River and the adjacent country. Sibley gives a careful account of the language, characteristics, location, and population of the various Indian tribes in Texas, with some account of their relations with the Spanish and French. The description of Red River gives a good idea of the physical characteristics of the country. Streeter called this the first account of Texas in book form. Jefferson's report to Congress on the various western exploring expeditions he had dispatched to investigate Louisiana Territory was the most accurate and complete account of the area to appear until the official publications of Pike (1810) and Lewis and Clark (1814). It was widely cribbed by a press eager for information on the vast new lands. The report was published first in Washington, and this rarer New York edition appeared shortly thereafter. An essential Lewis and Clark and southwestern exploration piece. WAGNER-CAMP 5:3. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 2b.4. HOWES L319, "b." FIELD 925. GRAFF 4407. SABIN 40824. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11632. STREETER TEXAS 1038 (Washington printing).

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

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

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        An Enquiry into the Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening. To Which are Added Some Obsevations on Its Theory and Practice Including A Defence of the Art

      London: Taylor, 1806. First. hardcover. fine. 174 pages, slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 green morocco, marbled boards, t.e.g. London: J. Taylor, 1806. First Edition. A fine copy.

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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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        The Constitutions of the United States; According to the Latest Amendments, To Which are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence and the Federal Constitution

      Philadelphia:: Wm. Duane,. 1806.. Hardcover. Good +. Includes all the state constitutions of those states that existed at the time (Thomas Jefferson's presidency). Also includes several Acts at the back of the volume, including one concerning the Louisiana Purchase (An Act erecting Louisiana into two Territories, and providing for the temporary Government thereof). Published by William Duane, who was editor of the Philadelphia "Aurora," a Democratic-Republican newspaper; he later became Secretary of the Treasury under Andrew Jackson. 8vo, 307 pp. Original tan leather boards, rubbed especially at edges. Gilt title on spine (Constitutions) with gilt rules rubbed and worn. Front cover detached. Internally, pages toned and scattered light fox spotting. A few pencil notations inside front and back covers.

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        VERRICHTUNG Der SPECIAL-CONFERENZ Der EVANG. LUTH. PREDIGER Und ABGEORDNETEN Im STAAT VIRGINIEN, Gehalten in der Neuen Ruders-Kirche, Rockingham County, den 6ten October, 1806

      Neumarket [Va]:: Gedruckt bey Ambrosius Henkel,. 1806.. 12mo: [A]^12. 6-9/16" x 4-1/16". 1st edition (American Imprints 10375; Arndt & Eck 1505; Cappon & Brown, p. 3; Wust 4). 24 pp. NB. Arndt notes 2 pagination errors- none are present in this copy [an issue point?].. Plain blue-grey paper wrappers, sewn.. Scattered, light foxing. A VG+ copy of this scarce work.. Printed in December 1806, this the first booklet issued by the fledgling German-American Henkel press, preceded only by 2 broadsides [cf. Dolmetsch. The GERMAN PRESS Of The SHENANDOAH VALLEY, pp. 17-18], with the publication also having the distinction of being the first German language book printed in Virginia [cf. Wilsdorf, EARLY GERMAN-AMERICAN IMPRINTS, p. 130]. . T.p. printer's ornament.

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        DISSERTAZIONI SULLA STORIA ANTICA DI BAGNACAVALLO, DEL SIGNORE MICHEL-LUIGI MALPELI.

      FAENZA MICHELE GASPARE CONTI, 1806 - Legatura originale in cartoncino color carta zucchero, dorso con piccole lacune o tracce d'usura; 188 pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio; LXXI pagine numerate per Appendice dei documneti citati nelle dissertazioni. 1 tavola fuori testo e più volte ripiegata per albero genealogico dei Conti Malvicini o Malabocca di Bagnacavallo; all'interno altri alberi genealogici. Rara e unica  opera antica sulla storia della cittadina ravennate di Bagnocavallo, che  diede i natali a  Leo Longanesi e venne  citata da Dante con toni sarcastici "Ben fa Bagnacaval che non rifiglia" (Purgatorio, XIV, 115)  con cui il sommo poeta saluta l'estinzione della dinastia Malvicini, che dominava la cittadina. Esemplare in buone condizioni  e ad ampi margini. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. IN WHICH ARE DESCRIBED THE CHARACTER AND THE CONDITION OF THE DUTCH COLONISTS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, AND OF THE SEVERAL TRIBES OF NATIVES BEYOND ITS LIMITS:...TWO VOLUMES. SECOND EDITION

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. ...[VOL. 1 - xvii, 427 pgs., VOL. 2 - [v], 372 pgs.]...SECOND EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS..."THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SUCH SUBJECTS AS OCURRED IN THE ANIMAL, MINERAL, AND VEGETABLE KINGDOMS...COMPREHENDING ALSO A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL SKETCH OF THE CAPE COLONY: WITH AN INQUIRY INTO ITS IMPORTANCE AS A NAVAL AND MILITARY STATION AS A COMMERCIAL EMPORIUM..."...ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVERAL ENGRAVINGS AND CHARTS INCLUDING 8 HAND COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY SAMUEL DANIELLI(NOT FOUND IN THE FIRST EDITION) IN VOLUME 1 AND 9 FOLDING CHARTS AND PLANS(3 WITH COLOR) IN VOLUME 2. THE LARGEST FOLDING MAP "COLONY OF THE GOOD HOPE" HAS BEEN REPAIRED AND IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION...Barrow accompanied an expedition from Cape Town to Graaf-Reinet and another to Namaqualand. This is a comprehensive account of his travels...The 2 volume set has been beautifully rebound in decoratively stamped calf leather and decorated in gilt on spine...Marbled textblock...Some offsetting to maps OTHERWISE A NEAR FINE COPY OF A VERY HANDSOME SET... . Second Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine.. 4to.

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendent l'année 1803; suivi d'un mémoire sur le commerce de cette mer, et de notes sur les principaux ports commerçans

      Paris: Chez Bossange, 1806. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8.1"). [8], xix, [1], 302, [2] pp.; 2 fold. map, 3 fold. plts., 3 fold. charts. First edition: Baron du Reuilly's account of his travels in the Black Sea area, focussed primarily on trade and commerce but including illustrated chapters on coins, medallions, and antiquities as well as general descriptions of the area and people. In addition to the eight total oversized folding plates (two maps, three plates, and three charts), the work is illustrated with six chapter head vignettes designed and engraved by J. Duplessi Bertaux; the large map of the Crimea was designed by J.B. Poirson and engraved by P.F. Tardieu. Not in Howgego; not in Goldsmiths'-Kress. Period-style quarter calf and marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and blind-tooled floral decorations in compartments. Half-title and title-page with institutional rubber-stamps dated 1879; half-title with upper and lower margins cut away and later repaired, inner margin reinforced. Pages and plates with light to moderate foxing; a few pencilled English translations of obscure words. Large map with short tear from inner margin, barely extending into image.

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        Travels from Buenos Ayres, By Potosi to Lima

      1806 - with notes by the Translator, containing topographica; descriptions of the Spanish possessions in South America, from the Last and Best Authorities.First English edition. 2 folding maps (one slightly torn). 12mo. Very good contemporary half roan. xii, 287pp. London, Helms was a mining expert employed by the Spanish to introduce up to date chemical techniques for the more efficient extraction of gold and silver from their respective ores. His is a simple practical man's narrative, and his account of the corruption and mal-administration of the mines is most illuminating. Sabin, 31265.

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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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        Synonymisches Handwörterbuch der deutschen Sprache für alle, die sich in dieser Sprache richtig ausdrücken wollen. Nebst einer ausführlichen Anweisung zum nützlichen Gebrauche derselben. Zweyte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Halle, Schimmelpfennig und Compagnie, 1806. - XXIV, 712 SS. Zeitgenössischer brauner Halblederband mit blauen Marmorpapierbezügen, goldgeprägtes rotes Rückenschildchen und schlichte Filetenvergoldung, Kattunpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Stark erweiterte zweite Ausgabe. - J. A. Eberhards (1739-1809) erstmals 1802 in Halle erschienenes Handwörterbuch erfuhr im Jahr der vorliegenden 2. Ausgabe mehrere Raubdrucke, u. a. in Berlin und Reutlingen. Das in zahlreichen Auflagen (zuletzt 1910) wiederabgedruckte Werk gilt als eines der grundlegenden Werke, in denen die Bedeutungsunterschiede der deutschen Synonyma in ausführlicher Weise dargestellt werden. - Eberhard studierte 1756-59 in Halle Theologie und wurde Hofmeister in Halberstadt im Hause des späteren Staatsminsters von der Horst, dem er 1763 nach Berlin folgte, wo er u.a. an den Abendunterhaltungen Moses Mendelssohns und Friedrich Nicolais teilnahm. 1778 folgte er einem Ruf als Prof. der Philosophie nach Halle. In seinen Abhandlungen verband Eberhard die Leibniz-Wolffsche Philosophie mit Motiven der englischen Aufklärungsphilosophie; er polemisierte gegen Kant (vgl. DBE). - Schönes Exemplar in klarem Antiqua-Satz und ansprechendem Einband. Goedeke IV/1, 520, 27. Vgl. Zaunmüller 57. Ziegenfuß/Jung I, 273. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendant l?année 1803; Suivi d?un Mémoire sur le Commerce de cette Mer, et de Notes sur les principaux Ports commerçans. [BOUND WITH:] Description du Tibet, d?après la Relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols. Traduit de l?Allemand avec des notes par J. Rouilly. [TWO WORKS IN ONE]

      Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1806.. Two volumes bound in one. Crown octavo. Pp. (iv), xix, 302, (2) errata (verso blank). Plus large folding engraved map ?Crimeé ou Tauride?, printed on handmade cotton rag paper 43x56 cm, cartographed by J. B. Poirson and engraved by P. E. Tardieu, bound at end; handsome folding engraved map ?Plan de Sevastopole et de ses environs?, drawn and engraved by Tardieu; 3 folding tables; 3 engraved plates of coins and medals, one of which is folding; 6 engraved head- and tail-pieces, drawn and engraved by J. Duplessi-Bertaux, of which one is a lovely map of the Black Sea drawn and engraved by Tardieu; Engraved title-page by Duplessi-Bertaux, (ii), xii, 89. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, flat spine with large raised band decorated in gilt, four compartments tooled in blind, remainder lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers; boards and corner-tips bit rubbed; small mark at corner of first title, old inscription dated 1842, in a very neat hand, to verso of first free endpaper, small signature and small oval private ownership stamp to corner of blank prelim, unidentified crowned monogram lightly stamped to half-title. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Two celebrated works bound together. Previously the property of an identified nobility, baron or count, with its crowned monogram stamp ?H B?. Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810), traveller, explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. In the Préface to ?Voyage...? he writes: ?Ce que quelques voyageurs ont écrit sur la Crimée, est incomplet et déjà veilli. Pour former le tableau que j?en voulais donner, je n?ai pas cru devoir me priver du secours des observations faites avant moi (...) j?ai rendu compte des changements que la Crimée a éprouvés depuis son occupation par les Russes (...) La forme du voyage en Egypte et en Syrie de M. Volney, m?ayant paru réunir plusieurs avantages, je l?ai adoptée.? In 1807 the work appeared in English as ?Travels in the Crimea, and along the shores of the Black Sea, performed in the year 1803?. ~ The second work in this volume, ?Description du Tibet?, is the rare First French Edition. It was translated by Reuilly from the original German of Peter Simon Pallas, commonly without accrediting this to him. The original was published in 1776 as part of ?Sammlungen historischer nachrichten über die Mongolischen Völkerschaften?. The French translation was the first time this work appeared separate from the larger work. It was published in Paris in 1808 by Bossange, Masson et Besson, same publishers who published ?Voyage...?. ~ Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) was a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia after being appointed to professor of natural history in St. Petersburg. He travelled and wrote extensively. Cordier, Sinica, 2879; Lust 207. For a lengthy analysis of Reuilly?s work and life see: ?Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne? vol. 37 (Paris, 1824).

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        Codice di Napoleone il Grande pel Regno d'Italia. Traduzione ufficiale colle citazioni delle leggi romane.

      - Firenze, Presso Molini, Landi, e comp., 1806. In-8, demi-veau marbré à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné à froid de filets ondulés et d'un fer à la lyre répété, pièce de titre de veau indigo, tranches citron (petit accroc à la coif. sup. et en tête d'un mors), 422, xxxvii p. de table, titre compris. Edizione originale fiorentina dell'originale stampata a Milano nello stesso anno della traduzione del Codice napoleonico entrato in vigore in Francia il 21 marzo dello stesso anno. Edition originale florentine publiée la même année que l'originale milanaise du code Napoléon entré en vigueur en France le 21 mars 1806. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Survey of London and Its Environs from the Earliest Period to the Present Time 4 volume set

      London: Printed for T. Hughes and M. Jones by Dewick and Clarke, 1806. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Full period tree calf leather bindings. Four volume complete set. 8vo., 560 pages, 557 pages, 536 pages, 544 pages. Large fold-out map of London in volume one. Further maps and engraved plates as called for (56 of 56). One engraving has been bound in the wrong place and there are two closed tears to page edges. Minor wear to edges. Some light foxing to plates. Very small tear to edge of fold-out map. Minor cracking to edges. Top of spines nicked.<br>Provenance: Armorial book plate of [Captain] Rawson Boddam Crozier. Captain Crozier (1775-1849) married Hannah Frances Pearson (daughter of Sir Richard Pearson) in 1802 and they lived after their marriage in Norton, Freshwater, Isle of Wight and later in West Cliff, Isle of Wight.

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        Memoirs of a Traveller, Now in Retirement. Written by Himself. Interspersed with Historical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, Relative to Many of the Principal Personages of the Present Age. Translated from the French, under the Superintendance of the Author

      Rich Phillips, 1806. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Memoir) DUTENS, Louis. Memoirs of a Traveller, Now in Retirement. Written by Himself. Interspersed with Historical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, Relative to Many of the Principal Personages of the Present Age. Translated from the French, under the Superintendance of the Author. London: Rich Phillips, 1806. Five Volumes, decimo-sexto (6.25 x 4), 1/4 bound morocco leather, elaborate tooling. Original French Edition published in the same year. Dutens life in Britain and throughout the continent in British service. Ex-New York Library stamp on the copyright page. Light to moderate wear. Good condition.

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

      - Deux Quatuors... composés et dediés A Son Altesse Serénissime Monseigneur le Duc regnant de Saxe-Gotha et altenbourg... Oeuv. IV. Leipzig: chez A. Kühnel )Bureau de Musique) [PN 455] [1806]. [1] (title), 2-14; [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-9; [1] (title), 2-9 pp. Engraved. Tears to edges of title to first violin part. First Edition. Göthel p. 13. With manuscript note to foot of title: "Den 19. Juni 1806." & & - Deux Quatuors... composés et dediés A Monsieur Keller Conseiller de So Altesse le Margrave de Bade... Op. 15. Leipzig: chez C.F. Peters (Bureau de Musique) [PN 720] [1818]. [1] (title), [2-3] (blank), 4-15; [1] (blank), 2- 9; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition, later issue. Göthel p. 27. & & - Xtes Quartett... 30tes Werk. Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN S:u:C: 3017 [1819]. 13; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 51. Weinmann: Senefelder, Steiner & Haslinger, p. 167. & & - Quatuor Brillant... Oeuv. 13 [corrected in manuscript to 43]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1361] [1818]. 11; [1] (blank), 208; [1] (blank), 2-8; [1] (blank), 2-7 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 77. & & - Trois Quatuors... Oe. 45. No. I [II-III]. Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1487, 1489, 1490] [1818]. & Violin I: 12; 13; 13 pp.& Violin II: [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-11; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp.& Viola: [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-11; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp.& Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9; 8; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. & Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 82. & & - Trois Quatuors... composés et dediés À Son Ami Andreas Romberg... Oeuvre 29. Vienne: Pierre Mechetti [PN] 381 [1815]. 23; [1] (title), 2-19; [1] (title), 2-19; [1] (title), 2-17 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Göthel p. 50. Weinmann Mechetti p. 11. & & Four volumes. 19th century marbled paper over flexible boards with large labels titled in manuscript to uppers. Occasional annotations. & & Bindings slightly worn. Minor browning, foxing and staining. In very good condition overall. . "The largest portion of Spohr&#39;s chamber music was for strings alone, ranging from 19 unsurpassed duos for two violins to four masterly, and largely unemulated, double string quartets. These, together with the 36 string quartets (and several other works for the same combination), seven string quintets and the String Sextet of 1848, display a number of common features. Spohr&#39;s own mastery of the violin is evident in all of them, and their technical difficulties, together with the particular style of performance necessary to secure their full effect, may partly explain their infrequent performance. The quartets, especially, fall into two distinct categories: solo quartets in the tradition of Rode (often entitled "Quatuor brillant"), which are essentially violin concertos with string trio accompaniment, and true quartets where the interest is more evenly divided between the instruments. At its most baneful, Spohr&#39;s virtuosity induced him to slip into predictable passage-work in the linking sections between the main tonal centres of his sonata form movement... There are, however, many examples of brilliance without vapidity in these works and his imagination seems particularly to have been stimulated by less usual combinations." Clive Brown in Grove online

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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendant l'année 1803; Suivi d'un Mémoire sur le Commerce de cette Mer, et de Notes sur les principaux Ports commerçans. [BOUND WITH:] Description du Tibet, d'après la Relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols. Traduit de l'Allemand avec des notes par J. Rouilly. [TWO WORKS IN ONE].

      Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson 1806 - Two volumes bound in one. Crown octavo. Pp. (iv), xix, 302, (2) errata (verso blank). Plus large folding engraved map "Crimeé ou Tauride", printed on handmade cotton rag paper 43x56 cm, cartographed by J. B. Poirson and engraved by P. E. Tardieu, bound at end; handsome folding engraved map "Plan de Sevastopole et de ses environs", drawn and engraved by Tardieu; 3 folding tables; 3 engraved plates of coins and medals, one of which is folding; 6 engraved head- and tail-pieces, drawn and engraved by J. Duplessi-Bertaux, of which one is a lovely map of the Black Sea drawn and engraved by Tardieu; Engraved title-page by Duplessi-Bertaux, (ii), xii, 89. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, flat spine with large raised band decorated in gilt, four compartments tooled in blind, remainder lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers; boards and corner-tips bit rubbed; small mark at corner of first title, old inscription dated 1842, in a very neat hand, to verso of first free endpaper, small signature and small oval private ownership stamp to corner of blank prelim, unidentified crowned monogram lightly stamped to half-title. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Two celebrated works bound together. Previously the property of an identified nobility, baron or count, with its crowned monogram stamp "H B". Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810), traveller, explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. In the Préface to "Voyage." he writes: "Ce que quelques voyageurs ont écrit sur la Crimée, est incomplet et déjà veilli. Pour former le tableau que j'en voulais donner, je n'ai pas cru devoir me priver du secours des observations faites avant moi (.) j'ai rendu compte des changements que la Crimée a éprouvés depuis son occupation par les Russes (.) La forme du voyage en Egypte et en Syrie de M. Volney, m'ayant paru réunir plusieurs avantages, je l'ai adoptée." In 1807 the work appeared in English as "Travels in the Crimea, and along the shores of the Black Sea, performed in the year 1803". ~ The second work in this volume, "Description du Tibet", is the rare First French Edition. It was translated by Reuilly from the original German of Peter Simon Pallas, commonly without accrediting this to him. The original was published in 1776 as part of "Sammlungen historischer nachrichten über die Mongolischen Völkerschaften". The French translation was the first time this work appeared separate from the larger work. It was published in Paris in 1808 by Bossange, Masson et Besson, same publishers who published "Voyage.". ~ Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) was a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia after being appointed to professor of natural history in St. Petersburg. He travelled and wrote extensively. Cordier, Sinica, 2879; Lust 207. For a lengthy analysis of Reuilly's work and life see: "Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne" vol. 37 (Paris, 1824). (c) Descriptive Text Copyright Librarium of The Hague.

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        Itinerarium Cambriae seu Laboriosae Baldvini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legatonis Accurata Descrip[tio Cum Annotationibus Davidis Poweli

      Londini: Typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii, 1806. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. xxxii,237,(6)pp. Engraved frontispiece, three full page engraved plates, and a large hand-colored folding map. Contemporary full calf binding; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt, gilt title, gilt rules on the boards and gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. With the armorial bookplate of Henry Drummond (1786-1860) of Albury Park, Surrey, now Albury Estate. Early edition of Giraldus&#39; 12th century Itinerary through Wales. According to Lowndes, only 200 copies were printed, and he calls Giraldus, the Bishop of St. David&#39;s, the "oldest topographer of Wales...." Lowndes, p. 896. The Merlin reference: Myrddin Emrys is first named by Giraldus Cambrensis in this Itinerarium Cambriae where he makes a distinction between two Myrddins: Merlinus Ambrosius (Myrddin Emrys) and Merlinus Celidonius who is also known as Merlinus Sylvester (Myrddin Wyllt). Rebacked with the original spine nicely laid on, one plate lightly foxed, tiny closed inner marginal tear to the map at a fold (no loss) else a near fine fresh copy.

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        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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        [Troil] Bibliotheca, quam collegerat olim Uno von Troil, s.

      theologiæ doctor, ecclesiæ Sviogothicæ archi-episcopus et academiæ Upsaliensis pro-cancellarius, regii ordinis de Stella polari commendator, hastæ subjicienda Upsaliæ d. 1 februarii 1806. Uppsala, litteris Edmannianis, 1804. 8:o. (2),125 s. Häftad i nött och och lite trasigt samtida marmorerat omslag. Titelbladet med revor i nedre marginalen. Genomgående lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar samt en del mindre nagg i marginalerna. Stort, endast renskuret ex.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4482. C. C. Gjörwell omnämner i sin "Brefväxling" "Ärke:biskop Uno von Troils härliga boksamling som lyste af de skönaste uplagor af classiska auctorer". Per Hierta kallar den en "magnifik saml.!"

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. [Provenance]

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul&#39;s Church-yard, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1806. Third Edition. Full Calf. Fine. Scarce early edition, in two octavo volumes, with many important alterations and additions, particularly the appendix, in which Malthus replied to his critics. xvi, 505, [61]; vii, [1], 559, [1]pp, with half-titles, index at end of vol. 1, and colophon at foot of leaf 2N8r of vol. 2 (T. Bensley, printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London). Handsomely bound in fine contemporary calf, boards framed with double rules in gilt, flat spines in six compartments stamped with central ornaments in gilt, recent green and red morocco lettering pieces; all edges marbled, marbled end papers. A Fine set, the contents remarkably clean, fresh and bright. Provenance: From the library of the Earl of Camden (John Jeffries Pratt, 1759&#150;1840)), with his armorial bookplate on front paste downs. Kress Library B.5067. Goldsmiths 19210. PMM 251 (for 1798 edition). & Important Third Edition of Malthus&#39;s influential macro-economic theories, considerably enlarged from the 1798 first edition (published anonymously) and and following "Great Quarto" edition of 1803, with the fourth and sixth chapters considerably rewritten "on account of an error into which the author had fallen." Malthus&#39;s assertion that while population increases geometrically food supplies expand only arithmetically, while perhaps an oversimplification, laid the groundwork for many social and scientific innovations of the 19th century, most notably Charles Darwin&#39;s theory of evolution. According to the ODNB, "Darwin acknowledged Malthus&#39;s influence in the development of his theory of natural selection, and the principle of population became accepted as a central tenet of classical political economy." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Partridges

      London: Published by C. Random & Co., No. 5 Hart Street, Bloomsbury Square, April 8, 1806. Aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a skillfully mended tear in the middle of the upper margin. Upper left corner has been repaired and in-filled. Trimmed within the platemark on top margin. Two tears along the bottom margin have been skillfully repaired and a small section of missing paper has been in-filled on bottom margin. Bottom right corner has been repaired. Image size: 14 3/8 x 20 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches. This is a stunning aquatint of Partridges by the celebrated engraver Frederick Christian Lewis after a painting by Philip Reinagle. This picturesque aquatint of partridges was executed by Frederick Christian Lewis after a painting by Philip Reinagle. Although Reinagle began his career as a portrait painter, he became known for his sublime animal paintings and his atmospheric landscapes. After entering the Royal Academy schools, he became the pupil of Allan Ramsay, for whom he later worked as a deputy. He contributed several plates to Robert Thornton&#39;s seminal botanical study the "Temple of Flora," and provided drawings for William Taplin&#39;s "Sportsman&#39;s Cabinet." Throughout his career Frederick Christian Lewis reproduced a number of animal paintings by Reinagle into aquatint. Lewis&#39;s tremendous skill as an engraver earned him regular commissions from the Royal Family and other patrons, and led to his collaboration on J. M. W. Turner&#39;s Liber Studiorum. This wonderful work is both a superior print and a beautiful image, and it exemplifies the skill of both painter and printmaker. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 370.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. With an Essay on his Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy, Esq. 12 Vols (complete)

      London: By Luke Hansarde [vols. 9-12 by J. Nichols and Son] for J. Johnson, J Nichols & Son, R Baldwin et al., 1806. 12 volume set. Complete. Portrait frontispiece vol.i after Joshua Reynolds. A fine set in full contempory calf, gilt. Expertly re-tipped and re-backed resulting in an exceptionally clean, tight set. No tears, creases, dog-ears or similar blemishes. Outstanding..

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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. &#39;The Advertisement by the Author,&#39; which doesn&#39;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&#39; 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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        The Eccentric Mirror: Reflecting a Faithful & Interesting Delineation of Male & Female Characters, Ancient & Modern, who have been particularly distinguished by Extraordinary Qualifications, Talents & Propensities... With a Faithful Narration of every instance of Singularity, manifested in the Lives & Conduct of characters who have rendered themselves conspicuous by their Eccentricities

      London: James Cundee, 1806-1807. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Four volumes. London: James Cundee, 1806-07. 1st. 12mo. Complete set, bound from the original 40 parts. With engraved titles & 40 engraved plates (corner torn from one plate with slight loss to edge). Engraved title to vol. I, but lacking the letterpress title, apparently as bound. Gathering B (Vol.1-No.1, commencing with the life of Daniel Lambert) follows frontispiece & engraved title. §A scarce compilation, regularly cited as a source in authorities such as the original DNB, but seldom seen, especially complete. An amusing work, with chapters on dwarves, misers, posture-masters, transvestites, con-artists, actors, &c., as well as such staples as Lord Camelford, John Wilmot Earl of Rochester, & so on. BL appears to lack a copy of the original edition. Full contemporary calf, with early reback, morocco labels. A very good set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1806. In Which Are Described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives beyond Its Limits: The Natural History of Such Subjects as Occurred in the Animal, Mineral, and vegetable Kingdoms; and the Geography of the Southern Extremity of Africa. A Topographical and Statistical Sketch of the Cape Colony: with an Inquiry into Its Importance as a Naval and Military Station as a Commercial Emporium; and as a Territorial Possession. in two Volumes. The Second Edition, with Additions and Alterations. Illustrated with several Engravings, and Charts. 2 volumes, quarto (265 ×208 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red and green morocco labels, numbered direct to the fourth compartment, flat bands with dotted roll, gilt, lozenges gilt to the first, third, and sixth compartments, blind dentelle panel to the boards, reeded edge-roll. 9 folding engraved maps, 2 of which are coloured and 1 of which is hand-coloured in outline, 8 hand-coloured aquatints, half-title to volume 2. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedown. Slightly rubbed, some restoration and repair at the corners, light browning, some offsetting from the coloured maps as usual, a very good set. Second, and best, edition of this influential survey of South Africa, which has a particular focus on the Cape Colony. First published in 1801-4, here the text is revised, expanded and corrected and 8 superb aquatint plates after Samuel Daniell added. Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, on his mission to the Cape of Good Hope in 1797, being promoted to auditor general in 1798. "Macartney at once sent him on a double mission, viz. to reconcile the Kaffirs and Boers, and to obtain more accurate topographical knowledge of the colony, there being then no map which embraced one-tenth of it. In pursuit of these objects he traversed every part of the colony, and visited the several countries of the Kaffirs, Hottentots, and the Bosjesmen, performing &#39;a journey exceeding one thousand miles on horseback, on foot, and very rarely in a covered wagon, and full half the distance as a pedestrian, and never except for a few nights sleeping under a roof&#39;... He owed his appointment [as second secretary of the Admiralty] mainly to the ability he had shown at the Cape and in his history of the colony, with its unrivalled map" (DNB). Barrow was elected to the Royal Society in 1805, and was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society. His accounts "established new standards for travel writing" and through his friendship with John Murray he "secured the publication of a succession of travellers&#39; accounts which generated the great public interest in exploration." (ODNB) Armorial bookplate of Thomas Hussey to the front pastedowns.

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        Le due nuove campane di Campidoglio [.] con varie notizie sopra i campanili e sopra ogni sorta di orologi ed un'appendice di monumenti.

      Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1806. - 4to. XVI, 200 pp. With engr. frontispiece, engr. title vignette, and 2 engr. vignettes in the text. Contemp. blue interim wrappers with printed label to spine. First and only edition of this monograph on the two bells just consecrated by Pope Pius VII on the Capitoline Hill in Rome. Michelangelo himself was responsible for the design of the square and the original buildings; still today, the Piazza di Campidoglio is considered "one of the most significant contributions ever made in the history of urban planning" (M. Trachtenberg, Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism, 313). The first half of the work refers exclusively to bells; then Cancellieri porceeds to detail the building history of the square and its palaces. - Spine of wrappers with small tears; otherwise, a very good, completely uncut copy in its original state. Cicognara 3643 ("una quantità sterminata di preziosa erudizione"). Not in Arntzen/R. or Schlosser. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plate XXX. [Millet&#39;s minion, Super royal and the Double swalsh peaches.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica

      London.. 1806.. Color aquatint with added handcolor, plate mark 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Remains of adhesive tape at upper edge of verso from previous matting (not visible from recto), a couple of tiny foxed spots in margin, light toning to margins (just outside platemark)from previous matting. There is some fading to the color, but this is still a striking image. This exquisite print is from the first, folio, edition of George Brookshaw&#39;s lavish production "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other." This magnificent work of 90 plates was published in 1812, although the plates are dated between 1804 and 1812, having been issued in parts over that period. The plates were printed in color by the aquatint process, with some stipple, and then highlighted with handcolor. This plate (number 30) is a lovely image of three peaches, each with a leaf and blossoms, with a two tone background showing off the printer&#39;s skill. .

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        TRAVELS IN LOUISIANA AND THE FLORIDAS, IN THE YEAR, 1802, GIVING A CORRECT PICTURE OF THOSE COUNTRIES. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH, WITH NOTES &c., BY JOHN DAVIS

      New York. 1806.. viii,181pp. 19th-century three-quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, trimmed slightly. Lightly foxed. About very good. The only English edition of an important work concerning Louisiana at the end of Spanish and French rule and the emerging American takeover. The author is known only as M. Berquin- Duvallon. He gives an unflattering picture of Spanish Louisiana, with descriptions of the flamboyant Creole lifestyle and the ill effects of slavery, as well as notes regarding agricultural productions (especially sugar), the look of New Orleans, and other aspects of the country. Despite the title of this translation, the author&#39;s experience was mostly confined to the area around New Orleans and not in West Florida. Authorities agree that this is an important, if jaded, source for Louisiana at the time. This edition is quite rare, far more so than the French first. CLARK II:79. STREETER SALE 1533. SABIN 4965. HOWES B389, "aa."

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

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

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      New-York: Printed by William A. Davis for Peter A. Mesier, 1806. Leather Bound. Very Good. 6 x 9 inches. 8vo. [32] + [506] unnumbered pages. Collates as [A]-D (in 4s) + E (2 leaves not recorded in Griffiths) + A-3S (in 4s, last page is 3S1). Printed in single column Roman type. Griffiths 1806/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre, with Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship. New York: William A. Davis for P.A. Mesier, 1805. 250 numbered pages. Collates as 3S2-4 + 3T-5C (in 4s, last page is 5C3). Psalms with separate title page. Register is continuous with BCP. Printed in single column Roman type. Bound with: Additional Hymns set forth in General Convention, 1808. 12 numbered pages. 2 ffep & 2 rfep. All page edges colored yellow. Bound in contemporary straight grained morocco with gilt lettering and spine designs and gilt stamped corner edges. Damp stain along spine, end papers and first and last few leaves. An unusual early American binding that is nicely preserved.

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

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

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        A Rhyming Dictionary: Answering, at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language, on a Plan not Hitherto Attempted

      London, 1806. Second edition (stated). Publisher&#39;s brown leather, with black leather spine label and gilt titles. Edges worn, front board intact but with a crack at the hinge fold. Two owner names on the first blank. Pages foxed and occasionally water-stained at the edges. Good condition overall. 348 pages.

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

      London: John & Joseph Boydell, 1806 Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic Places in North and South Wales. In contemporary red leather with lots of decorative blind and gilt tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, gilt title and tooling, small red mark poss from removed label at base. Internally, purple endpapers, has the attractive French bookplate of MT, 1899. Some browning and offsetting, as is usual, 48 B&W plates, dated 1792, 95, 1806 and some not dated, each with a leaf of descriptive text, followed by an Index of names and a list of Subjects - where situated and by whom painted etc. All in all a great looking book! Colt Hoare, 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&#39;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. Lowndes 1076/77.

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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&#39;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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        Itinerarium Cambriae

      Londini: Gulielmum Miller, 1806 In brown morocco, decorative gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Re-laid spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to calf label. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpages, armorial bookplate (James Arthur Taylor), and College donor (Gwyn Williams) label to fpd, binders label to verso fep (L Staggemeier & Welcher), half title and frontis present, (xxxii), [3], 4-237 pp, 4 plates, 1 map (coloured and folding by J Cary), an edition limited to 20 copies?, text block edges marbled, some very light browning, in Latin. Giraldus de Barry&#39;s Itinerary of Arch Bishop Baldwin through Wales in 1188. (Anderson 334.Graesse 88.Brunet 1610)Title continues: Seu Laboriosae Baldvini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legationis Accurata Descriptio Auctore Silv. Giraldo Cambrense. Cum Annotationibus Davidis Poweli, Sacre Theologiae Professoris. Typis Gulielmi Bulmer etcSchii, in Vico Cleveland-Row. Prostant Venales Apud Guilielmum Miller, in Vico Albemarle. Gerald of Wales [Giraldus Cambrensis, Gerald de Barry] c.1146&ndash;1220x23, author and ecclesiastic whose The Itinerarium Cambriae, is a rich and diverse picture of that half-conquered region, where groups of different languages and traditions lived side by side. See ODNB.

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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&#39;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 &lsquo;romantic&rsquo; 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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        An account of a voyage to India, China, &c. of His Majesty&#39;s Ship Caroline, performed in the years 1803-4-5, interspersed with descriptive sketches and cursory remarks, by an officer of the Caroline

      London, Printed for Richard Phillips... By J. G. Barnard, 1806.. 1806. IV, 5-138 & index of III(I) pp. Before the title a large fldg engrd map: "A Chart Exhibiting the Tracks of His Majestys Ships Caroline and Medusa To and From India in the Years 1803, 5 & 6.", published Ldn., Phillips, 1806. Olive-cold contemporary hfcf w. 2 contrasting morocco-letterpieces gt. on 5 (3 false) raised bands, mrbld sides, mrbld endpapers & edges. With a time-table of route and track of both the Caroline and the Medusa. Bnd w.: Analyses of new works of voyages and travels, lately published in London. Dealing w.: WARING, Edward Scott, A tour to Sheeraz, Cadell and Davies, 1807. 64 pp.; bnd w.: Analyses..., in London. Dealing w.: The narrativeof the sufferings of Capt. David Woodard, and four seaman,,,, Ldn., Johnson, 1804. 32 pp.; bnd with: (on) Tuckey&#39;s Voyage, An account of... Longman & Co., 20 pp.; bnd w.: (on) Turnbull&#39;s voyage, Ldn., Phillips, 1805. 52 pp. & index (2 pp.), 1 blank. Sides rbbd, spine a bit discoloured, fldg map mntd upside down, with (rep.) tear and a bit foxed and wrinkled in margin. Some slight paperbrowning. In all a very well-preserved copy. ¶ More pictures upon request.

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        L'écuyer des dames, ou lettres sur l'équitation.

      Paris, Huzard, 1806. - 8vo. (4), II, 140 pp. With 3 engr. plates by Horace Vernet. Contemp. straight-grained red morocco, elaborately gilt on covers and spine; leading edges and inner dentelle gilt. Blue endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition of this manual of riding instruction for ladies. The fine engravings by the young Horace Vernet (1789-1863), later the 19th century's foremost master of equestrian illustration, include the earliest depiction of a lady sitting astride the horse. A second edition was published in 1817. The author, Louis Henri II, marquis de Pons d'Hostun (1750-1820?), was inspired by the works of Newcastle and La Guérinière. Exceedingly rare; a sumptuously bound copy. Schrader 1452. Huth 75. Mennnessier de la Lance 336. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Complete in 3 Volumes)

      Brattleboro, Vt. Printed by William Fessenden, 1806. Leather Bound. Very Good. Brattleboro, Vt. Printed by William Fessenden, for Thomas & Andrews, and John West, Boston, 1806. Complete in 3 volumes. 2nd American Edition. Mixed spine labels. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary brown calf-skin leather. Embossed tooling to board ends on all volumes. AEG. Tight bindings and solid boards. All volumes in like condition. Minor shelf wear. Light bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Chipping, scuffing to head and tail of spines. Unmarked pages with minor toning, foxing throughout. Large fold-out at beginning of Volume 1.A scarce edition of one of John Lockes most famous and influential collections. Well-preserved and in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs.Ships daily.

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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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        L&#39;étranger plainement instruit des choses les plus rares et curieuses, anciennes et modernes de la ville de Venise et des isles á l&#39;entour, avec la description de ses églises, monastères, hòpitaux, trésor de S. Marc, arsenal, et bàtimens publiques: ainsi que des tableaux les plus excellens, des moeurs, des arts et des sciences, du commerce, et de tout ce qu&#39;il y a de plus joli et intéressant. Ouvrage enrichi de plusieurs planches, gravées en tailledouce, avec un plan exact de Venise

      Venezia: Jacques Storti. 1806. Hardcover. Second edition in French following the one published in 1771. 419pp. Original limp paper wrappers. Seventeen folding copperplate engravings of various sizes including a bird&#39;s eye view of Venice. Translated from the original Italian edition published in 1740. Covers are worn, dampstain affecting upper right corner of text block, some scattered foxing and marginal annotations. The first plate has some tears along the edges and overall wear, the last one has a closed tear. Uncommon. ; 12mo .

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        Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin First Edition, Two Volume Set

      Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life Written by Himself; Together with Essays, Humorous, Moral, and Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator. First Edition, Two Volume Set. Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. Fair condition. There is some cracking at the front inside hinges. Heavy bumping, scuffing and wear to the boards. Interior page toning.

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        TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, In Which are Described the Character and the Condition of the Dutch Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Several Tribes of Natives Beyond its Limits: The Natural History of Such Subjects as Occurred in the Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable Kingdoms; and the Geography of the Southern Extremity of Africa, Comprehending Also a Topographical and Statistical Sketch of the Cape Colony: With an Inquiry into its Importance as a Naval and Military Station as a Commercial Emporium; and as a Territorial Possession

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1806. 2 volumes. First Edition with the handcoloured decorations. Second and Best Edition overall with additions not found in the one volume first edition and with the handcoloured plates, charts and plans not found in the first edition. With the 8 finely coloured aquatint plates by S. Daniell in Vol. I and with 9 folding charts and plans including the large folding map and 8 other maps and charts of which three are handcoloured, in Vol. II. 4to, bound in handsome three-quarter dark calf over marbled boards in contemporary style, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, numbered in gilt in two compartments and with red morocco labels lettered in gilt. xvi, 427; (4), 372 (2, directions for placing the plates), (2 ads) pp. A very handsome copy, the text-block and plates in very nice condition. A few folds supported, the aquatint handcoloured plates all very nicely preserved. A clean and pleasing copy. A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THE SECOND AND BEST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK. HANDCOLOURED AQUATINT PLATES BY S. DANIELL AND HANDCOLOURED MAPS AND CHARTS ARE PRESENT IN THIS EDITION FOR THE FIRST TIME. &#147;Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, FRS , FRGS , LL.D was an English statesman who, through the interest of Sir George Leonard Staunton, to whose son he taught mathematics, was attached on the first British embassy to China from 1792-94 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed interesting articles to the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George Staunton records many of Barrow&#39;s valuable contributions to literature and science connected with China. Although Barrow ceased to be officially connected with Chinese affairs after the return of the embassy in 1794, he always took much interest in them, and on critical occasions was frequently consulted by the British government. In 1797 he accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, in his important and delicate mission to settle the government of the newly acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was entrusted with the task of reconciling the Boers and "Kaffirs" and of reporting on the country in the interior. On his return from his journey, in the course of which he visited all parts of the colony, he was appointed auditor-general of public accounts. He decided to settle in South Africa, married Anne Maria Trüter, and in 1800 bought a house in Cape Town. But the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens (1802) upset this plan. His writings on his travels and studies in southern Africa are the subject matter of the book here offered. And it is one of the great early works on South Africa. He returned to England in 1804, was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for nearly forty years. He enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all the eleven chief lords who successively presided at the Admiralty board during that period, and more especially of King William IV while lord high admiral, who honoured him with tokens of his personal regard. In his position at the Admiralty, Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Franklin. Point Barrow in Alaska is named for him. He is reputed to have been the initial proposer of St Helena as the new place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1821 received the degree of LL.D from the University of Edinburgh. A baronetcy was conferred on him by Sir Robert Peel in 1835. He retired from public life in 1845 and devoted himself to writing a history of the modern Arctic voyages of discovery (1846), as well as his autobiography, published in 1847. Besides the numerous articles in the Quarterly Review already mentioned, Barrow published among other works: A Voyage in Cochinchina (1806), Travels in China (1804), Travels into the Interior of South Africa (1801-1804 and 1806, Lives of Lord Macartney (1807), Lord Anson (1839), Lord Howe (1838), The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: (1831) Its Cause and Consequences, a report about the mutiny on the Bounty.

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