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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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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        The Maritime Law of Europe. Translated from the French. In Two Volumes

      First edition in English of Azuni's treatise, influential upon the law of prize, well-known for its analysis of the Rhodian sea laws and the Consolato del Mare, and one of several works bearing upon American efforts to codify international law. Contemporary tree calf, adequately rebacked, some staining; usable. Printed by George Forman, 64, Water-Street, for I. Riley & Co., New-York, 1806.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Batailles de Charles X Gustave Roi de Suede. Gravées d'apres les dessins du Comte de Dahlberg et les tableaux de Lembke et publiées par ordre de Sa Majesté le Roi Regnant.

      Stockholm, 1806. Large folio oblong. (44 x 61 cm.). Contemp. hcalf, covers with marbled paper. Titlelabel in red and gilt pasted on frontcover. Wear to foot of spine, otherwise fine. Engraved titlepage (battle view), engraved plate depicting the Carl Gustav on horseback in front of a battle scene and 11 engraved plates showing battlescenes after Dahlberg's drawings. All engravings in beautiful toned sepia aquatint. A few marginal brownspots. A very fine copy.. Very scarce first printing of this series of plates, aiming at glorifying the Swedish victories, showing battlescenes - Warsaw, Carnova, Columbi, Guesne and the crossing of the Belt in Denmark - from the wars against Poland and Denmark (1655-58), in fine engravings by Skjöldebrand

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        Vermischte Schriften nach dessen Tode aus den hinterlassenen Papieren gesammelt und herausgegeben von Ludwig Christian Lichtenberg und Friedrich Kries.

      9 Bände. Mit 3 gestochenen Porträts, 10 Kupfertafeln und 4 gestochenen Kostümtafeln von Daniel Chodowiecki und einigen Textholzschnitten. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Goldfileten. Goed. IV/I, 639, 9; Jung 2001; Rümann 650; Engelmann, 342-43, 368, 401; Bauer 703-706. - Erste Gesamtausgabe, mit zahlreichen Erstdrucken sowie den Porträts von Lichtenberg, Cook und Kopernikus, den 4 Blättern von Chodowiecki zu Lichtenbergs Vorschlag zu einem Orbis Pictus (Bauer 703-706), der Silhouette des W. Crotch und den 9 physikalischen Kupfern. - Leicht berieben und bestoßen. Tls. gebräunt und stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Britannia; or, A Chorographical Description of the flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the Islands adjacent, from the earliest antiquity...Enlarged by the latest discoveries by Richard Gough

      Printed for John Stockdale London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1806. Second edition of the Gough translation. Four volumes. Large folio. Half vellum and marbled papercovered boards, leather spine labels. Modest wear to the extremities, scattered foxing in each volume, light tidemarks to the margins of a few plates. A very handsome and imposing set. 57 maps, many folding (including a folding chart); 106 plates. The landmark history and geography of Great Britain, Gough's version was first published in 1789, translated from the last Latin edition of 1607. The maps are drawn by E. Noble and engraved by John Cary. Chubb p220. Fordham p30. .

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        Synopsis Filicum earum Genera et Species systematice complectens.

      Adjectis Lycopodineis et descriptionibus novarum et rariorum specierum. Cum Tabulis aeneis quinque. Kiliae, impensis bibliopolii novi academici. 1806. 8:o. XVIII,445 pp. + 5 engraved folding plates. Contemporary paper boards. Paper titel label on spine, titel erased. All edges red. Typewritten page incerted between page 54 and 55. Stamp Dr. J. af Klercker and earesed stamp on first free endpaper. Library stamp on lower boards pastedown. Water soiling inner margin from the beginning to page 6 and lower margin at spine from the beginning to page 290. 20 x 12 cm

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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. Två charmiga samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar med stiliserade blommönster, benvit respektive ljusbrun titeletikett och grön respektive ljusbrun deltiteletikett. Del II med gula snitt. Ryggarna i lite olika nyans och ngt blekta. Liten fuktfläck i övre snittet på del I. Banden uppenbarligen bundna vid olika tillfällen och de skiljer sig åt i en mängd små detaljer, bortsett från de ovan beskrivna skillnaderna, och är även i formatet aningen avvikande. I stort bra inlagor. En liten tryckfärgsplump har orsakat viss textförlust nedtill på s. 93 och fukt från övre snittet har trängt in i övre marginalen på s. 321-56 och lämnat en svag fläck samt en del spegeltryck mot slutet av del I. Del II har några sotfläckar på s. 653-54. Bra ex. med Magnus Flincks namnteckning och von Dübens exlibris.. 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." Magnus Flinck (1758-1814) var en skicklig jurist och ämbetsman och gjorde en enastående snabb karriär. Vid 23 års ålder var han titulär landssekreterare, vid 27 ordinär sådan och vid 34 var han titulär lagman. Under denna karriär avverkade han även borgmästarposten i Landskrona, men avancerade därifrån på förmyndarregeringens initiativ till rikets ärendens allmänna beredning. Flinck hamnade dock i onåd hos Gustav IV Adolf, och när denne besteg tronen tvingades han lämna beredningen. Trots detta var Flinck högst delaktig när den svenska lagboken översattes till tyska 1807 för svenska Pommern. Mot slutet av sitt liv var han lagman i Skåne och arbetade med en revision av utsöknings- och rättegångsbalkarna. Denna blev dock aldrig helt färdigställd. Under hela sitt liv var Flinck dessutom en flitig boksamlare. I biblioteket på det av hans hustru ärvda Vegeholms gods fanns utöver juridik även stora samlingar av bl.a. historia och vitterhet. Efter Flincks död flyttade änkan Gunilla Lindros biblioteket till Rögle och senare till Ängelholm. Det köptes 1868 av Magnus Flincks, i sitt första äktenskap, barnbarn Carl Bernhard Ulrik von Düben. Biblioteket ställdes senare upp på von Dübens Södra Lindved, där det fanns kvar till dess huvuddelen såldes på Libris bokauktioner 1982-85. De trevliga banden är helt säkert bundna hos Berggrens bokbinderi i Lund

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        "italian scenery; representing the manners, customs and amusements of the different states of italy..." london, edward orme, 1806.

      Cm. 35, pp. (4), 74, (2). Con 32 tavole fuori testo incise in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva di costumi e rappresentazioni popolari ed una tavola con musica della tarantella. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti decorati a secco e con cornici dorate. Tagli colorati. Dorso abilmente restaurato. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ciascuna tavola d'illustrazioni è accompagnata da un testo esplicativo in francese ed inglese. I soggetti rappresentati appartengono alla cultura popolare italiana principalmente di Roma, Napoli e del Piemonte. Il testo è opera di Buonaiuti, mentre le tavole sono incise da James Godby dai disegni originali di P. van Lerberghi. Edizione originale, non comune e celebrata dalle maggiori bibliografie (Colas, Lipperheide e Pitrè). Choix (10995): ""superbes gravures... ouvrage rare. On y remarque e. a. 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance""; Fiammetta Olschki: ""Opera importante per la storia del costume locale e popolare""; Brunet (II, 1639): ""Ouvrage assez bien execute, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte"".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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