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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'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'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'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'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.1146–1220x23, 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's. Vol 2, , half title and portrait frontis present, pencil name and small lib stamp to tp, thence occasionally, [6], 440 pp, [3], [1], 27 pl, large coloured pull out map, 59 plates in total. (Allibone 134. LOwndes 1079)HOARE, 2nd baronet, historian and antiquary, examined antiquarian and ‘romantic’ sites and made scores of sketches, some of which are preserved in the National Library, as are some of his note books. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        An account of a voyage to India, China, &c. of His Majesty'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's Voyage, An account of... Longman & Co., 20 pp.; bnd w.: (on) Turnbull'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'étranger plainement instruit des choses les plus rares et curieuses, anciennes et modernes de la ville de Venise et des isles á l'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'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'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. “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'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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        A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels

      London: Phillips,Richard, 1806. Includes Travels to Morea, Albania and several other parts of the Ottoman Empire during 1798,1799,1800,1801. by F.C.H.L. Pouqueville Translated from the French in 1806. Also Travels in Hanover during the years 1803 and 1804 by M.O.B. Mangourit 1806. Also A Tour through the Principal Provinces of Spain and Portugal. 1806. Also Journal of a Tour in Ireland Performed in August 1804. 1806. Also Travels around the Baltic by John Carr 1805. Marbled boards and Endpapers with old and new bookplates and auction ticket pasted in. Edges worn. This is a bind up of various Phillips publications from 1806. A few fold out maps and ilustrations.. 1st. Half Leather. VG/No Jacket. 8 Vo.

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        The Works of Alexander Pope in Verse and Prose. Containing the Principal Notes of Doctor's Warburton and Warton: Illustrations, and Critical and Explanatory Remarks by Johnson, Wakefield, A. Chalmers, and Others. To Which are Added Now for the First Time Published Some Original Letters with Additional Observations, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author [Ten Volumes Complete]

      Printed for J. Johnson, London [and others] First Edition 1806. Ten Volumes. London 1806. Contemporary polished tree calf bindings, twin gilt letter labels between four raised bands to the spines, gilt perimeter line to upper and lower boards, marble page edges and end papers. 8vo 9½'' x 6''. Twenty two paper guarded single-sided monochrome illustrations to the beginning of volume I. Pope was a London born poet, satirist, and translator of Homer. Bowles laid down certain canons as to poetic imagery which, subject to some modification, were later accepted, but were received at the time with strong opposition by admirers of Pope and his style. The controversy brought into sharp contrast the opposing views of poetry, which may be roughly described as the artificial and the natural. Bowles maintained that images drawn from nature are poetically finer than those drawn from art; and that in the highest kinds of poetry the themes or passions handled should be of the general or elemental kind, and not the transient manners of any society. The odd mark to the edges of a couple of volumes, light tanning to the paper with sporadic foxing to the end papers, hinges firm and tight, fading of the red Morocco titles labels to the spines, a handsome and scarce set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Mémoires et observations sur l'anatomie, la pathologie, et la Chirurgie

      Paris: Chez madame la veuve NYON, 1806. Hard Cover. Very Good. xxiv, 496 pages plus 7 plates. 8vo. Quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gold ruling and title lettering, '41328' at top and removed spine lettering at spine base . An exlibrary copy. Top portion of half title page excised, leaving "Memoires sur l'Anatomie'. Library stamp and '41328' on title page. Bright and clean internally otherwise. 7 folding plates in rear, beautifully illustrated (1 in color). One plate has 2 separations at one fold. Although marked Tome Premier, this was the only volume published. Contains the first adequate description of Tenon's Capsule - a structure that Tenon did not discover but did sufficient descriptive and investigative work to warrant the recognition. "A collection of twenty-five memoirs by a celebrated Parisian anatomist, surgeon, and ophthalmologist [Tenon]. The first eleven essays deal with ophthalmological subjects and include his "Observations anatomiques sur quelques parties de l'oeil et des paupieres" (p. [193]-207) which presents his famous description of the fibrous capsule and the interfascial space of the orbit. Known to anatomists since Galen as the 'tunica adnata,' details of the fascia surrounding the eyeball were first discovered and adequately described by Tenon in this work. His investigations were largely forgotten until the strabismus operation, introduced by Dieffenbach (110) and Bonnet (54) and Dalrymple (90), revived anatomical investigations of the orbit. Tenon's observations and descriptions are eponymously recognized in "Tenon's capsule" and "Tenon's space." It is interesting to note that Tenon was an octogenarian when his major ophthalmological writings were published." (Becker 373) See also Sourcebook of Ophthalmology 2275, Garrison & Morton 5/1490.

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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

      New York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, 1806. Octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). 128pp. Folding table facing p. 24. Uncut. Stitched self- wrappers. Housed in a brown morocco backed cloth box. Thomas Jefferson's report on the Lewis and Clark and Sibley-Dunbar expeditions: the first official publication to provide any detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the first work to give any satisfactory account of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase, and "the first account of Texas in book form" (Streeter). 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. Graff 4407; Howes L319, "b"; Sabin 40824; Shaw & Shoemaker 11632; Streeter Texas 1038 (Washington printing); Wagner- Camp 5:3; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 2b.4; Field 925.

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        Letters from France, written in the years 1803 & 1804. Including a particular account of Verdun, and the situation of the British captives in that city

      London: Printed for J. White, by T. Bensley, 1806. 2 volumes, royal 8vo. (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches). Aquatint frontispiece to each volume, extra- illustrated with approximately 170 additional images (many folding, including a series of topographical views of the Netherlands and France with a 1795 imprint date, a series of folding copper-engraved views of Versailles by Jacques Rigaud), and 1 original pen-and-ink drawing titled "Le Grand Chastelet de Paris" tipped onto a leaf facing the final page in the first volume. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt with border of gilt fillets and elaborate shaped cornerpieces with roundels, stylised flower sprays and pointillé work, spines in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted by an intermittent roll tool, lettered in the second, third and fourth compartments, the others with repeat overall decoration in gilt made up from small tools including flower-heads, roundels and foliage, gilt turn- ins deep salmon moiré silk pastedowns and free endpapers, bordered in gilt with an acorn and oak-leaf roll, g.e. (joints rubbed, small repair to spine of vol.II). A fine extra-illustrated copy of the first edition of Forbes' description of his adventures in Napoleonic France. The provenance is particularly apt: Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledeclune and Morar (also known as the Knight of Morar) was the son of an officer who fought under Wellington at Waterloo. He built up a well-known collection of books and relics relating to Wellington, Napoleon and their era, and also wrote about them. A significant part of his library was sold in a sale which lasted from 22-30th April 1901 - unfortunately it is not clear if the present work was included in that sale. The extra-illustrations include a particular fine selection of topographical views in aquatint, and steel- and copper-engraving from the 17th-19th centuries, and smaller portraits, many of which are mounted as vignette illustrations. Forbes (the author of well-regarded Oriental Memoirs) left for the Continent with his wife and his daughter, whose education required "that final polish" (vol.I, p.1) that only a Grand Tour could provide. They "visited Switzerland and Germany, and during the peace of Amiens went over to France. He reached Paris with his wife and daughter the very day, however, after the decree for the detention of all British subjects. Forbes was relegated to Verdun, where all the English had to report themselves twice a day. In June 1804 he was allowed to return to England, and sailed from Morlaix to Dartmouth on 25 July. In 1806 he published ' Letters from France,' [which includes] an account of his captivity." (DNB). Lowndes I, p.816.

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

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

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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia : illustrated with maps / by John Bell, of Antermony

      Edinburgh : printed for William Creech, and sold by John Murray, ... London, 1806. 1st Single Volume Edition. Description: xiv, 616p. : 2 fold-out maps (collated) ; 21.5cm. Subjects: Asia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Russia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. China - Foreign relations - Russia. Russia - Foreign relations - China. With folded maps: "A map of Mr. Bell's journeys from St. Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople." and: "A map of Mr. Bell's journey from Moscow to Pekin." Bound with: "Journal of the residence of Mr de Lange, ... At the court of Pekin, during the years 1721 and 1722. Translated from the French" p. [403]-531. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked 1/2 aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt bands to spine. Some wear to spine bands with panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. All edges speckled. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        MAGNA BRITANNIA: BEING A CONCISE TOPOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. A Large Paper Copy. Hardcover. Large Paper, Extra-Illustrated, andIn Red Morocco by the Royal Binder. 346 x 260 mm (13 5/8 x 10 1/4"). Six volumes bound in 10. A Large Paper Copy. Pleasing contemporary red hard-grain half morocco over marbled boards by J. Mackenzie & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines attractively gilt in compartments with very large and complex central fleuron surrounded by small tools and volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH 398 PLATES of maps, plans, views, and architecture, 264 as called for and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 134; the total including 72 double-page, seven folding, and 13 in color. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Arthur G. Soames (see below), signed and dated in the plate by C. Helard, [18]99. Lowndes II, 1424. Paper boards somewhat chafed, extremities (especially bottom edges of boards) rather rubbed, spines slightly (but uniformly) darkened, a few of the leather corners abraded, small portions of the morocco dulled from preservatives, but the bindings completely solid--with no cracking to the joints--and still impressive on the shelf, the handsomely decorated spines unmarked. The majority of plates with variable foxing (usually minimal, but perhaps two dozen noticeably foxed), a number of engravings with small, faint dampstains at very edge of top margin, but the text itself in very fine condition, looking remarkably clean, fresh, and smooth within its vast margins. This is an impressive Large Paper extra-illustrated set in a high quality binding of what was envisioned as an immense undertaking by the brothers Daniel (1762-1834) and Samuel Lysons (bap. 1763). The Lysons' intention was to describe and picture every English county in alphabetical order, but the project foundered before reaching the end of the letter "D," due to Samuel's death in 1819. The set, therefore, covers the following counties: Bedfordshire (volume I, part 1, 1806); Berkshire (volume I, part 2, 1813); Buckinghamshire (volume I, part 3, 1813); Cambridgeshire volume II, part 1, 1808); Cheshire (volume II, part 2, 1810); Cornwall (volume III, 1814); Cumberland (volume IV, 1816); Derbyshire (volume V, 1817); and Devonshire (volume VI, parts 1 and 2, 1822). According to the DNB, "Magna Britannia" was "intended to fill the gap between large-scale county histories and Camden's 'Britannia' . . . The brothers made personal visits to collect material and still more was collected, following established practice, by circulating printed questionnaires to local worthies, the post office exceptionally allowing replies by clergymen to be sent free of charge." The work was issued in both quarto and large quarto format, and from the beginning the latter was considered to be of much greater value: according to Lowndes, our Large Paper issue sold originally for £46 10s, as opposed to the regular issue at £27 4s. This set once graced the library of Sheffield Park, the stately home of brewer Arthur Gilstrap Soames (1854-1934), with gardens originally landscaped by Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. The work of our binder, John Mackenzie, spanned the whole of the first half of the 19th century. In a circular issued in 1840, he described himself as "Bookbinder to their late Majesties King George IVth & King William IVth," as a binder with 40 years of experience, and as a craftsman with one of the largest collections of brass binding tools in London. (Howe) His materials and work are consistently of very high quality, as the present volumes attest; the Schiff collection had two of his bindings (see his items #65 and 66 in the Schiff catalogue).

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        An Enquiry Into The Changes Of Taste In Landscape Gardening. To Which Are Added, Some Observations On Its Theory And Practice, Including A Defence Of The Art

      London: Printed for J.Taylor, 1806., 1806. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., v, [1 leaf], 174. Uncut in original bds.(occasional faint foxing, joints partly split, printed spine label worn, but on the whole a very nice copy). First Edition. Repton, hoped in this unillustrated guide to landscape gardening to reach a larger audience of interested parties of more modest means; his earlier lavishly produced publications catered to an affluent clientele that could afford his professional services. Bound in is a twenty-page 'Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture.on Sale at J.Taylor's Architectural Library, No. 59, High Holborn, London, issued circa 1818-20.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Itinerarium Cambriae

      Gulielmum Miller, Londini 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'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¿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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morokoshi Meisho Zue [trans.: Illustrated Description of Famous Sites of China]

      About 250 black & white woodcuts (about 170 are double-page, a few in red ink). Six vols. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers (quite rubbed, occasional unimportant worming), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Kyoto: 1806. First edition of this finely illustrated work of the landmarks, famous sights, art works, and the chief cultural buildings of China in the late 18th century. The illustrators are the well-known Japanese artists Okada Gyokuzan (d. 1808), Yugaku Oka (1762-1833), and Toya Ohara (1771-1840). Okada was the first to create such detailed woodcuts in Japan. In the meisho travel guide tradition, which had become so popular in Japan at this time, the author discusses and the artists depict in finely detailed woodcuts, many of which are double-page, the historical landmarks, topographical views, palaces, and archaeological and sacred sites of China during the Qing Empire. Maps of China and Korea are included as well as many city views including those of Beijing, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall's gates. Additionally, there are illustrations of ceremonial costumes and uniforms, musical instruments, measuring instruments, flower shows, seating arrangements and menus for banquets, government ceremonies with the Emperor, porcelains, the five holy Buddhist mountains, members of the royal family, Tiananmen square, markets with merchants at work, water clocks, parades, etc. There are also many "daily life" woodcuts of the people, their clothes, military formations, weapons, and regular activities. The astronomical observatory at Beijing, established by the Jesuits Schall and Verbiest, is depicted along with its instruments and globes. This work reflects the great veneration which the Japanese educated classes had towards Chinese culture. Nice set. .

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        The Works of Sallust; to which are prefixed two essays on the life, literary character, and writings of the historian; with notes historical, biographical and critical. In two volumes

      London - R. Baldwin, 1806 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Henry Steuart'scompendiousedition of the works of Sallust. First edition thus. With a portrait frontispiece of Sallust to volume I, a folding map of ancient Africa and a folding battle plan in volume II. Collated complete. Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust (86 BC 35 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of the old aristocracy of Rome and a partisan of Julius Caesar. Sallust's account of the Catiline conspiracy (De coniuratione Catilinae or Bellum Catilinae) and of the Jugurthine War (Bellum Iugurthinum) have come down to us complete, together with fragments of his larger and most important work (Historiae), a history of Rome from 78 to 67 BC, intended as a continuation of Cornelius Sisenna's work. The Conspiracy of Catiline (Sallust's first published work) contains the history of the memorable year 63. In writing about the conspiracy of Catiline, Sallust's tone, style, and descriptions of aristocratic behavior show him as deeply troubled by the moral decline of Rome. While he inveighs against Catiline's depraved character and vicious actions, he does not fail to state that the man had many noble traits, indeed all that a Roman man needed to succeed. In particular, Sallust shows Catiline as deeply courageous in his final battle. This subject gave Sallust the opportunity of showing off his rhetoric at the expense of the old Roman aristocracy, whose degeneracy he delighted to paint in the blackest colours. Sallust's Jugurthine War is a brief monograph recording the war against Jugurtha in Numidia from c. 112 BC to 105 BC. Its true value lies in the introduction of Marius and Sulla to the Roman political scene and the beginning of their rivalry. Sallust's time as governor of Africa Nova ought to have let the author develop a solid geographical and ethnographical background to the war; however, this is not evident in the monograph despite a diversion on the subject because Sallust's priority in the Jugurthine War, as with the Catiline Conspiracy, is to use history as a vehicle for his judgement on the slow destruction of Roman morality and politics. Sir Henry Seton Steuart, first baronet (17591836), was a landowner and agriculturist. In 1801 Steuart published a pamphlet advocating the construction of a canal from the Lanarkshire coalfields to Edinburgh in order to cheapen and improve the coal supply of that city, and proposed supplying Ireland, the Isle of Man, and even some foreign ports with fuel from the same district. In 1806 he published a competent edition of Sallust's works for which he was awarded the degree of LLD from Edinburgh University, and was also elected FRSE. He occasionally contributed to the Anti-Jacobin and other periodicals, and at his death left in manuscript fragments of a History of the rebellion of 1745 and of a history of Scotland. DNBCondition: Rebound in half crushed morocco. Externally excellent, just a little shelfwear and fading to the spines. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout aside froma few scattered spots, off-setting from the frontispiece to the adjacent pages, half-title of volume I browned. Considerable dusting to the textblock edges, occasionally encroaching on the margins. Ink library stamps to titles. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Italian Scenery;

      1806. Italy has been an Eminently Distinguished Part of the Globe from a Remote Period…" (Preface)First Edition, Earliest Issue with 1804/1805 WatermarksBUONAIUTI, M, and P. Van Lerberghi (artist) and James Godby (engraver). Italian Scenery; Representing the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Different States of Italy; Containing Thirty-Two Coloured Engravings by Jame Godby, From Original Drawings by P. Van Lerberghi. The Narrative by M. Buonaiuti. London: Printed for Published and Sold by Edward Orme...Sold also by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition (earliest issue?), with plates watermarked 1804 and 1805. Folio. (13 15/16 x 10 1/4 inches; 355 x 260 mm.). [4], 74, [1, index], [1,blank] pp. with text in English and French. Thirty-two hand-colored line and stipple engravings. With an engraved leaf of sheet music, The Music to a Neapolitan Dance called Tarantella accompanying the engraving, The Dance of the Tarentella.Contemporary half dark-brown straight-grain morocco over marbled boards. With clean plates near spotless.A spectacular copy.The first two plates are dated 1805 suggesting that work began early on this project. Most copies have later watermarks (compared to the text leaves) and it may be that the publisher printed more text than plates, only later printing and coloring the engravings as necessary to fulfill orders. Reprinted in 1823 by Thomas McLean.Tooley 354. Abbey, Travel 164. Colas 2970. Lipperheide 1258. Bobins III 1029.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals...to Which Are Prefixed a History of the Language and an English Grammar...the Ninth Edition, in Two Volumes

      London, England: J. Johnson Et Al.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1806. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Two tall and thick volumes, 1/2 leather bindings, brown spines with four raised bands, lettered and ruled in gold; brown leather cover tips; black cloth-covered boards. Books have been recently rebound, with new marbled endpapers; bindings and endpapers are about like new. Page block edges are darkened, and pages are spotted with faint foxing, especially at their margins. Pages are printed on rag paper, which remains flexible after 200+ years. We will ask you to pay the actual cost of shipping these two large volumes if you request that they be shipped via Priority Mail or to places outside the U. S. ; Pages are triple-columned. A clean and handsomely rebound set. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages .

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        Traité-Pratique Sur L'Education Des Abeilles [bound with] La Ruche Pyramidale, Méthode Simple et Naturelle Second Edition

      Author, Vendome, 1806. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. 2 volumes bound together in period leather over marbled boards, worn but sound. The first signed by Beaunier as called for and with 340pp and 4 plates with description at the rear. The second 241pp with the tables and the description of the engraved frontis at the rear. Scattered foxing and mild staining, generally clean. Two scarce works on bees bound together and with a modern cloth slipcase. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 043322. .

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        Itinerarium Cambriae

      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'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.1146-1220x23, 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 Maritime Law of Europe

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

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        REPORTS OF CASES RULED AND ADJUDGED IN THE COURTS OF PENNSYLVANIA, BEFORE AND SINCE THE REVOLUTION

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

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

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

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        ARCHITECTURE TOSCANE, OU PALAIS, MAISONS, ET AUTRES EDIFICES DE LA TOSCANE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Synonymia insectorum, oder Versuch einer Synonymie aller bisher bekannten Insecten nach Fabricii Systema Eleutheratorum geordnet

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

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        Prinicipios de Direito Mercantil e Leis de Marinhia.

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

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

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

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

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

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        A STRANGER IN IRELAND OR A TOUR IN THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN PART OF THAT COUNTRY IN THE YEAR 1805

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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