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        LITTLE JACK OF ALL TRADES, with Suitable Representations

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

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        Föreläsningar i djurkemien.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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.

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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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        [Christ Trampling on Satan]

      [London: circa 1806-1808, but printed by Edward J. Shaw in circa 1903]. Engraving, by Thomas Butts, after Blake. Laid paper. First and only state. Hand written in ink, upper right corner "Cent quatre vingt septieme 187". 12 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. 16 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. A determined Christ walks over the vanquished Satan This fascinating engraving, after a Blake drawing, depicts a muscular and single-minded Christ with a bow in one hand and arrow in the other walking on the beard and chest of Satan, who despite his lifeless eyes reaches for Christ's bow. Blake's Christ is more reminiscent of Hercules or Gilgamesh than the Christ known to us through church iconography and his Satan reminds us more of Zeus than Christianity's Devil.Archibald Russell in The Engravings of William Blake (Houghton Mifflin, 1912) that this image illustrates a passage in Paradise Lost (Bk.VI, 763), but was an allegory for the triumph of imagination or creativity over reason. Thomas Butts, senior (1757-1845) and junior (1788-1862), were both given drawing and engraving lessons by Blake starting in March 1806. They produced a number of plates from Blake's designs although his level of direct involvement can only be estimated. The present plate was sold by the Butts' descendants at Sotheby's, lot 20, 24 June, 1903. The plate was acquired shortly after the auction by Edward J. Shaw of Walsall. He apparently had printed a number of impressions by December 1903. These are the earliest recorded impressions of this plate (other than a single impression sold with the plate at the auction). The plate remained in Shaw's possession until 1925 when it was sold at Sotheby's (29 July, lot lot158) to Mansfield. The New York dealers E.Weyhe, bought a number of impressions (and possibly the plate itself) as they still had multiple copies for sale as late as 1965. Essick records 18 copies of this print, on various paper types, but no order of precedence is given, and he had not seen any `proof' impressions. Essick The Separate Plates of William Blake

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        Vicissitudes Abroad;

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

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        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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        The Maritime Law of Europe

      New-York: George Forman for I. Riley, 1806. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 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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        Collection of 12 string quartets in parts in first and early editions, [Subtitle]: as follows:

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

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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"".

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