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        Voyages Pittoresques dans les Quatre Parties du Monde, ou troisième édition de l'encyclopédie des voyages, contenant les costumes des principaux peuples de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique, de l'Amérique, et des Sauvages de la mer du Sud

      Paris: Veuve Hocquart, 1806. Two volumes, small quarto, with six folding maps coloured in outline and a splendid series of 160 handcoloured aquatint costume plates (including frontispieces to each of the four sections); a fine uncut copy with generous margins in contemporary half crimson morocco and glazed boards; pleasing contemporary ownership stamp on two leaves at start of each volume. A fine set of this colourful work on peoples of the world and their costumes. The wonderful series of 160 coloured plates includes nine plates depicting peoples of the Pacific islands and Kamchatka derived from the published voyage accounts of James Cook.The coloured plates are by Lachaussée and Mixelle after drawings by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur; the four frontispieces feature idealised maidens representing Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Most of the vibrantly handcoloured aquatint plates depict two figures, male and female, dressed in the native costume of their lands. Of special interest are the plates of Pacific peoples, including Tahiti, Hawaii, Palau, New Zealand, Tanna and the Marquesas (including the island of Saint-Christine). The Kamchatka plate also derives from Cook's third voyage account.Bernard Smith discusses the importance of Saint-Sauveur's costume studies in disseminating impressions of exotic lands, especially the Pacific islands: 'The engravings published in Cook's Voyages provided new visual information about many previously unknown peoples, and greatly enlarged Europe's knowledge of the family of man. Dr. Joppien has shown how important encyclopaedias of costume and 'gallery of man' books were in this process of popular dissemination. But as artists copied the engravings so they altered them still further in the direction of European pre-conceptions, the anthropological and ethnographic intentions of the originals being diverted increasingly to fulfil the demands of taste and the intrinsic needs of decoration.' (European Vision and the South Pacific p. 113).Born in Montreal in 1757, Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur was a French diplomat who served in Egypt amongst other postings. A prolific author and illustrator, he made a long career of studying and depicting the costumes and habits of the peoples of the world, and consistently derived his work from published voyage accounts including those of Cook, La Pérouse, Wilson and other celebrated voyagers. He died in Paris in 1810, his lifetime coinciding with a unprecedented age of discovery in the Pacific.Saint-Sauveur openly acknowledged his use of voyage accounts as they added authenticity to his depictions of exotic peoples. Overall 18 pages of text accompany the Pacific plates in Voyages Pittoresques; these descriptions are rich in references to well-known explorers such as Cook as well as less prominent figures such as Mendana, the Forsters, and Marchand.Published in 1806, Voyages Pittoresques is derived from Saint-Sauveur's successful Encyclopédie des Voyages of 1794. It was issued in parts; Forbes describes the copy held by the Turnbull Library with the original wrappers for one such separately sold part bound in (and priced at 3 francs), while the six maps were likewise issued discretely in printed wrappers.This particularly attractive example of this colourful and picturesque work, in an excellent French binding of the period, has the attractive library stamps at start of each volume of Achille Hippolyte Gentil, French senator and for sixteen years president of the Conseil Général.

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        The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, and Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme,, 1806. Now first collected and arranged: with Memoirs of his Early Life, written by himself. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (215 x 132 mm). Contemporary half russia, buff paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, buff endpapers, marbled edges. 2 additional engraved vignette title pages to volumes I and III, 12 engraved plates as issued, some folding, including an additional plate (VIII*), and 1 folding table. Book labels to front pastedowns of each volume, specifying the sale of M. Boulton's Library at Christie's, December 1986. Extremities lightly worn, joints a little creased, otherwise a bright and clean set. First edition of this collection of the revolutionary politician and natural philosopher's letters and papers, an excellent association copy from the library of English engineer Matthew Boulton, Franklin's collaborative experimenter and friend. Matthew Boulton is perhaps best known as the business partner of James Watt and as an active member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a set of key figures in the Midlands Enlightenment led by Erasmus Darwin. During his time spent in England in the 1750s Franklin travelled to Birmingham where he met Boulton and his circle, and "the two carried out electrical experiments together. Within a few years they were corresponding on the subject of Boulton's experiments on developing a steam engine, which were underway prior to him meeting James Watt" (McLean, p. 34). Both Franklin and Boulton were working on Leyden jar experiments in particular, and when the former required more scientific glassware, Boulton procured it for him. Franklin thanked him in a letter, adding: "If any thing new in Magnetism or Electricity or any other Branch of natural Knowledge, has occurr'd to your fruitful Genius since I last had the Pleasure of seeing you, you will by communicating it, greatly oblige [me]" (22 May 1765). The Complete Works details Franklin's groundbreaking experiments in electricity as well as his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects including astrological phenomena, magnetism, naval navigation techniques, the structure of education, the slave trade, economy, and his account of the American Revolution. Franklin's reputation as the first great American scientist rests on his work on electricity; his accounts of experiments using Leyden jars, lightning rods, and charged clouds are extensively recorded in his papers, many of which were published in this edition for the first time.

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        CAMPAGNES DE LA GRANDE ARMEE ET DE L'ARMEE D'ITALIE EN L'AN XIV. EN SAXE, EN PRUSSE ET EN POLOGNE EN L'AN 1806 ET L'AN 1807

      POUGIN 1806 1807, PARIGI - Francese Due volumi, entrambi con legature in mezza pelle, piatti con carta a motivi floreali scolorita, con strappi e con tracce di umidità, dorsi con tasselli, cornici, fregi e titoli d'oro, con lievi abrasioni e piccolo foro di tarlo al vol. I, pagine brunite, con fioritura, alcuni piccoli restauri e carte ripiegate

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        The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals. Now first collected and arranged: with Memoirs of his Early Life, written by himself. In three volumes.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, and Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806 - 3 volumes, octavo (215 x 132 mm). Contemporary half russia, buff paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, buff endpapers, marbled edges. Book labels to front pastedowns of each volume, specifying the sale of M. Boulton's Library at Christie's, December 1986. Extremities lightly worn, joints a little creased, otherwise a bright and clean set. 2 additional engraved vignette title pages to volumes I and III, 12 engraved plates as issued, some folding, including an additional plate (VIII*), and 1 folding table. First edition of this collection of the revolutionary politician and natural philosopher's letters and papers, an excellent association copy from the library of English engineer Matthew Boulton, Franklin's collaborative experimenter and friend. Matthew Boulton is perhaps best known as the business partner of James Watt and as an active member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a set of key figures in the Midlands Enlightenment led by Erasmus Darwin. During his time spent in England in the 1750s Franklin travelled to Birmingham where he met Boulton and his circle, and "the two carried out electrical experiments together. Within a few years they were corresponding on the subject of Boulton's experiments on developing a steam engine, which were underway prior to him meeting James Watt" (McLean, p. 34). Both Franklin and Boulton were working on Leyden jar experiments in particular, and when the former required more scientific glassware, Boulton procured it for him. Franklin thanked him in a letter, adding: "If any thing new in Magnetism or Electricity or any other Branch of natural Knowledge, has occurr'd to your fruitful Genius since I last had the Pleasure of seeing you, you will by communicating it, greatly oblige [me]" (22 May 1765). The Complete Works details Franklin's groundbreaking experiments in electricity as well as his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects including astrological phenomena, magnetism, naval navigation techniques, the structure of education, the slave trade, economy, and his account of the American Revolution. Franklin's reputation as the first great American scientist rests on his work on electricity; his accounts of experiments using Leyden jars, lightning rods, and charged clouds are extensively recorded in his papers, many of which were published in this edition for the first time. Ford 550. See Leonard W. Labaree (ed.), The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, volume 12, January 1 through December 31, 1765. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 140; Rita McLean, "Matthew and the Soho Enterprises", West Midlands History: The West Midlands Enlightenment. Issue 1, Spring 2013. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Relation de la bataille de Marengo gagnée le 25 prairial an 8 par Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul, commandant en personne l'Armée Française de réserve, sur les Autrichiens aux ordres du lieutenant-général Mélas : rédigée par le général Alex. Berthier, Ministre de la guerre, commandant sous les ordres immédiats du premier consul et accompagnée de plans indicatifs des différents mouvemens de Troupes, levés géométriquement par les Ingénieurs géographes du Dépôt général de la guerre, sous la direction du Général de brigade Sanson, Inspecteur du Génie.

      de l'Imprimerie impériale, A Paris 1806 - In-4 (298 x 246 mm) de (2)-40 pp., veau olive marbré, dos lisse orné, large décor de feuillages en encadrement et armes sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées et garde de papier amarante (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale au format in-4. Exemplaire à grandes marges, imprimé sur papier vélin fort. Deux lettres autographes signées de Berthier sont jointes : Munich le 4 août 1806, adressée à M. Villemaury, Intendant génétal. 1 page in-4. Au Quartier général de Richemont, le 22 août 1792. 1 page in-8. Frontispice à l'eau forte gravé par Pauquet d'après Carl Vernet, 5 cartes doubles, 1 Vue de la bataille de Marengo sur double page gravée par Coiny d'après Bagetti, 1 tableau replié : Situation de l'armée de réserve le 25 prairial an 8. Bel exemplaire de présent aux armes de Napoléon Ier. La reliure rappelle les productions créées par Jean-Claude Bozerian. Quelques pâles rousseurs, et petites restaurations. Monglond, VI, 573 ; Paul Culot, Relieurs et reliures décorées en France aux époques Directoire et Empire, 139 ; Olivier, Hermal, Roton, planche 2652, fer n°11. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Der Rheinische Bund. Eine Zeitschrift historisch-politisch-statistisch-geographischen Inhalts. Herausgegeben in Gesellschaft sachkundiger Männer von P. A. Winkopp.

      J.C.B. Mohr, J.F. Wenner, Frankfurt am Mayn / Kopp, Offenbach / Dessauer, Aschaffenburg 1806 -(1813),. Bände 1 - 23 (alles Erschienene) und ein \"Hauptregister über die Hefte 28-60\", 8°, teils Pergament-, teils Halbpergament-Einbände der Zeit, Einbände stärker fleckig, nachgedunkelt und berieben, Titelrückenschilder fehlen teils, teils nur fragmentarisch vorhanden, bei einigen Bänden Deckel und Innendeckel / Vorsätze verfärbt durch alten Feuchtigkeitsschaden, bei einem Band Einband, Innendeckel und einige wenige Seiten schimmelfleckig, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, vollständig sehr selten, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Parte moderna ossia continuazione della Storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente

      Dalla stamperia della Storia Universale 1806 - 1807, Milano - Scritto da una compagnia di letterati inglesi, e ricavata da fonti originali - Tradotta in italiano, con giunte di note e di avvertimenti importantissimi in alcuni luoghi, ed emendata d'infiniti vocaboli, e frasi che non sono più in uso al presente - in 16° - pp.300 pp. ca. a volume - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso nervato - Novantanove volumi - Tagli spruzzati - Voll. LXVI e CLXXX mancanti, dorso mancante al vol. XXXV, piccole mancanze ai dorsi di pochi volumi - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTRES DE MADAME DE SÉVIGNÉ, A SA FILLE ET A SES AMIS ; Nouvelle édition, mise dans un meilleur ordre, enrichie d'éclaircissements et de notes historiques ; augmentée de lettres, fragments, notices sur Madame de Sévigné et sur ses amis, éloges et autres morceaux inédits ou peu connus, tant en prose qu'en vers ; par Ph. A. Grouvelle, ancien ministre plénipotentiaire, ex-législateur et correspondant de l'Institut National.

      A Paris, chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1806 - 8 forts volumes in-8 (22,3 x 13,7 cm) de (6)-CLXIV-XXXV-334 ; (4)-479 ; (4)-478 ; (4)-494 ; (4)-480 ; (4)-447 ; (4)-527 et (4)-636-(2) pages. 2 portraits hors-texte d'après Chasselat (Madame de Sévigné et Madame de Grignan). Suite de 20 portraits historiques (suite Renouard). Cartonnage plein papier caramel de l'époque, pièce de titre et tomaison de maroquin rouge à long grain et ornée de filets dorés. Ensemble collationné complet du texte et des gravures. Cartonnages d'origine bien conservé avec quelques usures aux extrémités des coiffes et coins, quelques mors fendus (papier uniquement). Non rogné. Intérieur très frais, pratiquement sans aucune rousseurs pour le texte. Quelques pâles rousseurs sur les portraits. Bien complet du fac-similé dépliant. EXEMPLAIRE DU RARE TIRAGE SUR GRAND PAPIER VÉLIN AVEC LES DEUX PORTRAITS AVANT LA LETTRE. Quérard, dans la France littéraire, donne le détail du tirage de cette édition : Papier d'Auvergne (48 francs). Papier d’Angoulême (54 francs). Papier vélin ex. cartonnés à la Bradel (92 francs). Il n'y a pas le nombre d'exemplaires de chacun des papiers, mais les exemplaires sur papier vélin étaient les plus chers et par là même les plus rares (sans doute une centaine d'exemplaires ou moins sur ce papier). Notre exemplaire possède comme il se doit les deux portrait de la mère et la fille en épreuves avant la lettre, ainsi que la suite de portrait publiée séparément par Renouard. Le fac-similé replié est également présent en tête du tome premier et imprimé sur papier bleuté. "Aux Lettres imprimées dans les précédentes éditions, Grouvelle en a ajouté d'autres. Celles de madame de Grignan et du marquis de Sévigné. Celles de Bussy-Rabutin, de Coulanges, de Corbinelli, forment, par les différences de leur style, des contrastes piquants et une agréable variété. L'idée d'avoir classé dans l'ordre de dates où elles furent écrites toutes les Lettres indistinctement, qui jusqu'alors formaient autant de recueils séparés, qu'il y avait de correspondances particulières, est très-heureuse ; elle ôte les lacunes où, pendant la réunion de la mère et de la fille, on les perdait totalement de vue : mais par ce moyen, depuis l'âge de vingt-deux ans jusqu'au moment de sa mort, on suit tous les instants de cette femme intéressante, et le recueil de ses lettres devient presque l'histoire de sa vie. C'est à l'ancien bibliothécaire de Napoléon et du conseil d'État, A.-A-Barbier, que Grouvelle était redevable du plan de son édition ; notre érudit bibliographe avait indiqué ce plan dans le Magasin encyclopédique. Une autre idée non moins heureuse est celle d'avoir fait graver quelques fragments d'une de ces lettres d'après un original qu'à force de soins on est parvenu à se procurer à l'imitation exacte des caractères nous met pour ainsi dire en plus intime connaissance avec l'auteur. Les notes sont beaucoup plus exactes que celles des précédentes éditions ; elles servent de complément à ce que les lettres ne laissent quelquefois qu'entrevoir, et elles lèvent l'anonyme des noms qui n'étaient auparavant indiqués que par des initiales. Une amélioration non moins importante est une table des matières très-étendue." (Quérard). La première édition des lettres de Mme de Sévigné date de 1725 et a été donnée subrepticement en une mince plaquette de 75 pages regroupant seulement quelques lettres pour la plupart incorrectement retranscrites et fragmentaires (31 fragments). Cette première édition rarissime et quasi mythique n’était connue qu’à 2 ou 3 exemplaires à la fin du XIXe siècle, il ne semble pas qu’on en est répertorié d’autres depuis. Les bibliographes considèrent donc comme véritable seconde édition originale, celle que nous proposons ici, l’édition dite de Rouen publiée en 1726 par les soins du fils de Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (cousin indiscret de la Marquise). On a beaucoup tergiversé pour savoir s’il s’agissait du fils aîné (Amé-Nicolas de comte Bussy-Rabutin) ou bien du cadet, futur évêque de Luçon, abbé de Bussy. C [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those Islands [including a large fold-out Map of Tonga Island by J. Walker showing "Tonga", "Hafooloo How" and "The Hapai Islands", Tofooa etc.].

      Second Edition. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I - Engraved Frontispiece by Bragg (after Mouchet) - showing William Mariner in the costume of the Tonga Islands, LVI, Folded Map of Tonga by J. Walker, 444 pages / Volume II: 344 pages plus further 148 unnumbered pages with the grammar of the Tonga Language and a thorough Index. Hardcover / Beautiful original half leather bindings with gilt lettering and floral elements. Marbled-paper-covered boards. Excellent, very good plus or even better condition of the bindings. Only very slightly rubbed and bumped. The lower part of the engraving with a faint dampstain. Only the very slightest sign of foxing. Overall the interior exceptional clean !! The fold-out map in excellent, very clean condition with only a very fine sign of a dampstain to the very outer margin. Rare ! And even rarer in this firm condition of the bindings ! William Mariner (17911853) was an Englishman who lived in Tonga from 29 November 1806 to (probably) 8 November 1810. He later published Tonga Islands, an account of his experiences that is now one of the major sources of information on Tonga, before it was significantly influenced by European culture, Christianity or colonisation. As a teenager, Mariner was a ship's clerk aboard the British privateer Port au Prince. In 1806, while it was anchored off the Tongan island of Lifuka, in the Ha'apai island group, Port au Prince was seized by a chief named Finau Ulukalala. Most of the crew were killed during the capture of the ship, but the chief spared Mariner and a few crewmates. Mariner lived in Tonga for four years. After returning to England, Mariner he dictated a detailed account of his experiences, a description of Tongan society and culture, and a grammar and dictionary of the Tongan language. The Port-au-Prince was an English private ship of war, a vessel of 500 tons armed with 24 long nine and twelve pound guns as well as 8 twelve pound carronades on the quarter deck. She carried a "letter of marque" and this document permitted her Captain and crew to become pirates against the enemies of England, primarily France and Spain. In payment for their pirate raids any plunder they seized was to be their own. Commanded by Captain Duck she sailed for the New World on 12 February 1805 having been given a twofold commission by her owner, a Mr. Robert Bent of London. Their primary goal was to attack the Spanish ships of the New World capturing gold and valuables but if she failed in that task her secondary objective was to sail into the Pacific in search of whales to be rendered for their oil. The Atlantic crossing was rough but uneventful and she lay off the coast of Brazil by April and then rounded Cape Horn in July before proceeding north in search of Spanish Galleons laden with treasure. They captured a number of ships but most yielded little in the way of valuables and at times the men began to get disgruntled by capturing what they contemptuously referred to as dung barges. The Port-au-Prince was now also on the lookout for whales as well but, although catching a few, experienced little success in this endeavour. After leaving Hawaii in September under the command of Mr. Brown, she intended to make port at Tahiti but missed the target and instead sailed westward for the Tonga Islands. She arrived in Ha'apai on 9 November 1806, almost two years since departing England and after numerous engagements, leaking badly and having already witnessed the death of her captain. She was laden with the spoils of war and cargo amounting to approx twelve thousand dollars plus a considerable amount of copper plus silver and gold ore. A large quantity of silver candlesticks, chalices, incense pans, crucifixes and images complemented the treasure. She weighed anchor, in seven fathoms water off the North West Point of Lifuka Island, for what was destined to be the last time. A number of chiefs visited the ship on the evening of her arrival and brought with them barbecued hogs, yams and a native of Hawaii who spoke some English informing Captain Brown that the Tongans had only friendly intentions. Finau, the chief of the Ha'apai, apparently took a liking to William Mariner, who reminded Finau of a son who had died of illness. Port-au-Prince also had Hawaiian crew who did not trust the situation and expressed concern to the captain that the Tongans were feigning friendliness while planning attack. Captain Brown chose to ignore the warnings. The next day Tongans began to board the vessel until there were around 300 in different parts of the ship. They invited Captain Brown ashore to see the Island and assured of their friendly motives he agreed. On arrival he was clubbed to death, stripped and left lying in the sand. Simultaneously the main attack commenced on the Port-au-Prince. The sailors were outnumbered and overwhelmed easily. Finau had given instructions that the life of Mariner should be spared if at all possible. All but four of the crew members were clubbed to death, their heads so badly beaten as to be unrecognisable. For the next three days the ship was stripped of her iron, a valuable commodity, and had her guns removed before being burnt to the water line to more readily remove what iron remained. Finau assumed responsibility for Mariner, taking him under his protection. Mariner became known as Toki 'Ukamea (Iron Axe) and spent the next four years living amongst the islanders. He lived mostly in the northern island group of Vava?u. During this period, Mariner witnessed Finau's attempts to unify the islands, using cannon seized from the Port-au-Prince. One long nine still lies on Ha'anno Island. In 1810, Mariner was rescued and returned to England. He related his story to John Martin, who authored the book The Tongan Islands, William Mariner's account. Mariner gave a lively description of Finau Fangupo in particular. In one passage, Mariner quoted Finau's opinion of the western innovation of money:If money were made of iron and could be converted into knives, axes and chisels there would be some sense in placing a value on it but as it is, I see none. If a man has more yams than he wants, let him exchange some of them away for pork. [...] Certainly money is much handier and more convenient but then, as it will not spoil by being kept, people will store it up instead of sharing it out as a chief ought to do, and thus become selfish. [...] I understand now very well what it is that makes the papalangi [white men] so selfish it is this money! There are three major versions of Mariner's account. The original version was first published in 1817 by John Murray II, with the help of Dr. John Martin, who assumed authorship. Later editions appeared in England in 1818 and 1827 and in Germany in 1819 and the United States in 1820. The Vava'u Press of Tonga issued a new edition in 1981 that includes a biographical essay about Mariner, written by Denis Joroyal McCulloch, one of Mariner's great-great grandsons, but leaves out the grammar and dictionary. Two modern editions with modern Tongan spelling and other additions have been published, the first by Boyle Townshend Somerville in 1936 and the second by Paul W. Dale in 1996. (Wikipedia)

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        Emblèmes qui décorent la Loge du Triangle construite par Dufart, ingénieur-architecte.

      26 S. - Angebunden: II.: (Chéreau, Antoine-Guillaume): Explication de la pierre cubique. O. O., o. Dr. (Bordeaux?), 1806. Mit einer gefalt. gest. Tafel. 18 S. - III.: ders., Explication de la croix philosophique. O. O., o. Dr. (Bordeaux?), 1806. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) gest. Tafel. 31 S. - IV.: (LAulnaye, François-Henri-Stanislas de): Récapitulation de toute la maçonnerie, ou Description et explication de lhiéroglyphe universel du maître des maîtres. (Paris), impr. de Nouzou, Orient de Memphis, XXXVIIIMDCLXXXXII, (1812). Mit 2 gest. Tafeln. 47 S. HLdr. d. Zt. I.: Coutura, La Franc-maçonnerie à Bordeaux 97. - II. Kloss 70 Wolfstieg 32708. III. Kloss 71 Wolfstieg 35732. - IV. Wolfstieg 31998. - Etwas berieben, Vorderes Gelenk unten angebrochen. Tafel von 2 mit Einriss. Am Ende zahlreiche Leerblätter. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library

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        A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown

      Philadelphia: P. Byrne, Law Bookseller, 1806. First American Edition (First English is 1806). lxiii, [i], 480; 481-1126, [2, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, red leather spine labels. Nice copy, small chip to one pine. Ownership stamp of Verner M. Ingram. First American Edition (First English is 1806). lxiii, [i], 480; 481-1126, [2, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. East's Treatise is the first substantial English legal work subsequent to Blackstone's Commentaries. He was born in Jamaica in 1764, called to the bar in 1786. In 1813 East was chosen to succeed Sir Henry Russell as chief justice of the supreme court at Fort William, Bengal. AI 10335

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        BRIEF REMARKS ON THE CHARACTER AND COMPOSITION OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY, AND A SKETCH OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN POLAND IN THE YEARS 1806 AND 1807.

      London, printed by C. Roworth, and sold by T. Egerton, 1810, 1806. FIRST EDITION, 1810. 4to, 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 7 battle plans (1 folding) and 1 large folding map, all partly hand coloured, pages: xxix, (1) errata, 1-276, no half-title, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers, rebacked at some time with gilt bands and rules, original gilt lettered morocco label laid on, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers slightly marked and rubbed, edges and corners worn, boards showing at tips, label slightly chipped, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, slight offsetting from first battle plan on to final page of text, contents otherwise clean and bright, small closed tear to edge of folding map, neatly repaired with no loss, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy. Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1777 - 1849) was a British general and politician who served in Egypt, Prussia, and was attached to the Imperial Russian Army as British liaison officer. He sat as the Liberal MP for Southwark from 1818 to 1831. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Ceylon and later as the Governor of Gibraltar from 1842 until his death in 1849. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité des Monnaies d\'or et d\'argent qui circulent chez les différens peuples ; examinées sous les rapports du poids, du titre et de la valeur réelle, avec leurs diverses empreintes. (Signatur / Faksimile des Autors gegenüber Titel)

      Paris, chez l\'auteur / Duminil-Lesueur, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1806 XL, 270 S. (pages), 190 Kupfertafeln (planches), 2 S. (Errata / Avis au lecteur), Gr.4° Orig.- Pappe Einband berieben, bestoßen und etwas fleckig, altes Blatt mit Zahlenkolonnen auf dem vorderen Innendeckel; alter schmaler Papierstreifen innen auf dem Vortitelblatt; teils leicht randgebräunt; innen nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig; insgesamt aber recht sauber und wohl mit allen Tafeln in kräftigem Druck vollständig erhalten. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Münzen. Münzkunde.

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        Regolamento pel Registro degli Atti e Contratti.

      Milano, Reale Stamperia, [1806] libretto in 8vo cop. muta coeva, stemma imperiale, pp. (38) = 25-62, a firma Napoleone e A. Aldini, Ministro Segretario di Stato. Emanato a Parigi, Tuileries, 12 febbraio,  uno dei pi importanti contributi napoleonici al mondo moderno, attraverso l'organizzazione dei prelievi fiscali e registrazione delle proprietˆ immobiliari.

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        Der Zusammenbruch Preußens im Jahre 1806. Eine Erinnerungsgabe für das deutsche Volk. Mit 100 Illustrationen und Beilagen nach zeitgenössischen Darstellungen

      Paul Schreckenbach: Der Zusammenbruch Preußens im Jahre 1806. Eine Erinnerungsgabe für das deutsche Volk. Mit 100 Illustrationen und Beilagen nach zeitgenössischen Darstellungen (siehe eurobook UG Fotos). Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1906. VI + 208 Seiten. Fraktur-Schrift. Broschierte Ausgabe im Format: 26,3 x 17,8 cm. Die Seiten sind trotz des Alters nur wenig nachgedunkelt. An den Seitenrändern etwas blassfleckig, ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand. Werktäglicher Versand. Sollte der Versand für Ihr Zielland außerhalb Deutschlands nicht freigeschaltet sein senden Sie uns bitte eine kurze Nachricht. Es werden lediglich die zusätzlich anfallenden Versandkosten berechnet. Please ask for international shipping

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama, in Tibet;: containing a Narrative of a Journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet.

      London printed by W. Bulmer and Co., and sold by Messrs G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty. 1806 - A very good tall copy (31.5 x 24 cm) with large margins, rebound in half calf, marbled boards. Second edition 4to, pp.xxviii, 473, 13 engraved plates, map.

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        Charte von der Grafschaft Glatz Nach den besten vorhandenen Hülfsmitteln mit Benützung der neuesten Ortsbestimmungen entworfen von G. E. F. Seidel. - Nürnberg, bey Homanns Erben, 1806. Mit Röm. Kaiserl. allergn. Freyheit. - C. Trummer sc.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Christian M. Trummer n. Gotthold E.F. Seidel b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1806, 54 ,5 x 48,5 Nicht bei Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z. - Zeigt die Grafschaft Glatz. - Oben rechts Titel. - Unten links Erklärungen mit Maßstab. - Sehr seltene Karte der Glatzer Grafschaft! Klodzko / Polen (Polska / Poland): Oldcoloured cooper-engraving from Christian M. Trummer n. Gotthold E.F. Seidel publsihed by Homann Heirs in Nürnberg, 54,5 x 48,5 cm, dated 1806 - Very scarce map - unique copy! Not by Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers!

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. W. Brandes").

      Eckwarden, 24. II. 1806. - 4to 2¼ pages on bifolium with integral address panel. To the German Classical Philologist Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1772-1848) in Jena, expressing his consent to take over reviews in the fields of physics and astronomy, and asking him (again) to send contract for that. - Small tear due to breaking seal (not touching text).

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        ADVENTURES SURPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE 1806 rare

      Chez Jusseraud, Paris 1806 - TITLE: ADVENTURES SURPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE 1806 rare AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Chez Jusseraud, Imprimeur-Libraire, A Paris, 1806 EDITION: First Edition Assumed for this Publisher CATEGORY: Adventure, Rare ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): VOLUMES I, III, AND IV ONLY!!!! There is some age shadowing from the boards to the endpapers. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, and books are tight and sturdy. Good set overall, except for the missing volume (2). SIZE: 3 ½ x 5 (approximately) PAGES: 238, 220, 245 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: VOLUMES I, III, AND IV ONLY!!!! First Edition Assumed. Chez Jusseraud, Imprimeur-Libraire, A Paris, 1806 Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. TRADUITES DE L'ANGLAIS, NOUVELLE EDITION. CONTENANT SON RETOUR DANS SON ISLE, SES AUTRES NOUVEAUX VOYAGES, ET SES REFLEXIONS: AVEC GRAVURES. TOME PREMIER. BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS! THERE ARE NO OTHER PARIS COPIES FROM 1806 FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! 499-425 InvCode zzc93 ViewFair Books : 003181 Size: 6 x 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Naissance et le Triomphe de Cupidon

      Tomkins Ostervald l'Ainé, 1806. D'après les Dessins de P. W. Tomkins, 1 vol. in-4 (24,5 x 34 cm) format à l'italienne reliure postérieure demi-chagrin vert, London Publishers bi Tomkins, A Paris chez Ostervald l'Ainé, s.d. (circa 1806), 25 planches gravées en deux couleurs Très rare ouvrage dans lequel Tomkins, graveur de Sa Majesté, a gravé des dessins de la princesse Elizabeth. Etat satisfaisant (traces d'épingle sur la plupart des planches, petit mq. au titre gravé, rel. frotté, qq. restaurations d'accrocs en marge) pour cette vraie curiosité. Français

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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].

      London: Printed for J. Johnson [and others]...1806. Ten vols., 8vo., cxxxiv, 389; viii, 447; vi, 439; vi, 476; vi, 423; vi, 422; xxxvi, 431; xix, 486; xvi, 499; xi, 387, [48] pp., with three frontisportraits and 18 engraved plates printed to recto only. Full contemporary polished calf, roll-tolled in gilt, five raised bands with tile, volume number, author's name and decorations stamped to panels in gilt, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. With some scattered foxing, and shelfwear as would be expected for a set such as this, otherwise very good. First edition of this complete set of the Works of the English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), bound in a contemporary supple calf that has aged to a glossy amber hue. Scattered appropriately throughout in the set are numerous engraved portraits of Pope's noble friends, family and acquaintances. Also included are several portraits of Pope himself; famed champion of the "heroic couplet," and well known for his translation of Homer, as well as his satirical verses such as The Rape of the Lock.

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

      Göttingen, bey Johann Christian Dietrich. 1800-1806. - 9 Bände. 8°. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt in Band 1, einem Porträt von James Cook und 4 Kupfertafeln in Band 4, einem Porträt von Kopernikus in Band 7 und 8 Kupfern im Band 9. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke IV/I, 639, 9. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einige Bände am oberen Kapital angerissen. Rückengelenke teils etwas eingrissen. Meist etwas gebräunt und teils leicht stockfleckig.

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        Travels in China : Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey Through the Country from Pekin to Canton

      xii, 632 pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt borders to boards. Rebacked with raised bands to spine, gilt panels and maroon leather title label. Slight wear to corners and extremities and boards slightly marked. Edges uncut. Neat ink name to front pastedown. Scattered foxing. Binding firm. With colour frontispiece, four additional full-page colour plates, 2 double-page plates and one full-page plate. Plates complete. Contains chapters on Government, Law, Taxes, Religious Sects, Agriculture, Population, Science, Literature, etc. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was the founder of the Royal Geographical Society.

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        Die Posaune des heiligen Kriegs aus dem Munde Mohammed Sohns Abdallah des Propheten

      J.F. Gleditsch, Leipzig 1806 - Herausgeber Johann von Müller, schweizer Historiker. Übersetzt, eingeleitet und mit Anmerkungen versehen durch Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. --- 8°, brosch. 88 Seiten Interimseinband und provisorische Bindung. Einband deutlich gebrauchsspurig, Bibliotheksvermerk auf Deckelinnenseite montiert, zahlreiche Kanten des Blocks mit Knickspuren, sonst sauber und fest. 90 gr., sehr rare Ausgabe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        INN. - Karte., "Inn Fluss von der Tyrolischen Gränze bis Passau. Blatt I. Aufgenommen vom Obersten von Riedl".

      Kupferstich von Carl Schleich nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 43 x 67,5 cm. Lentner 4128. - Blatt 1 aus dem sehr seltenen "Strom Atlas von Bayern". - Zeigt in drei Segmenten untereinander den Innlauf von Kufstein, Oberaudorf, Neubeuern, Rosenheim, Attl bis Wasserburg. Sehr detaillierte Karte mit Einzeichnung aller Höfe, Dörfer, Straßen, Grenzen, Geländeformen und Grundrisse der Städte. Spezialkarten, Landkarten

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        Voyage en Italie et en Sicile, fait en 1801 et 1802, par M. Creuzé de Lesser, Membre du Corps Législatif.

      de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Ainé, A Paris 1806 - In-8 de XII-372 pp., maroquin rouge à grains longs, dos lisse orné de palets feuillages, double encadrement de roulettes bordées de filets simples et doubles (reliure de l'époque signée Bozerian). Edition originale. Préfet de la Charente et de l'Hérault sous l'Empire et la Restauration, le baron Auguste Creuzé de Lesser (1771-1839) est l'auteur d'opéra-comiques anonymes qu'il publie sous le nom d'Auguste, de poèmes heroïques et lyriques, aussi bien que d'une traduction de Schiller, et d'une vie de La Fontaine. Il publie ici sous son nom le Voyage en Italie. Il donne une très vivante relation de son parcours d'Italie jusqu'en Sicile, dont un chapitre consacré à Bodoni que l'auteur connaissait pour avoir vécu quelques temps a Parme. « Creuzé avait publié, à son retour d'Italie et de Sicile, un Voyage ; selon la tournure habituelle de son esprit, il avait, sans respect pour les vieilles admirations classiques, parlé très légerement des monuments de l'Antiquité et des chefs d'?uvre des arts. Il s'était aussi montré dedaigneux pour le caractère italien. On disait que tout cela avait déplu a Napoleon » (Barante cité par Larousse). Très bel exemplaire dans une reliure en maroquin rouge signée Bozérian. Monglond, VII, 242. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF LORD NELSON: CONTAINING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF ALL HIS VICTORIES, BY SEA AND LAND...

      Boston: Printed for William Norman, 1806. 46pp. plus frontispiece portrait and folding plate. Contemporary wrappers. Spine mostly perished, lower left corner of front cover torn away. Moderately foxed, some light wear to text. Overall good. In a cloth clamshell box. The frontispiece portrait of Nelson, taken from the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, is engraved by the printer's brother, [John] Norman, and is rarely found. The large folding plate entitled "Adm'l Lord Nelson's Fleet bearing down to engage the Combined Fleet off Trafalgar Oct'r 21 1805" is bound after page 22, instead of being the frontispiece as called for in the title, and as found in the copy described in Rosenbach's catalogue, THE SEA (Philadelphia, 1938). "This is quite probably the most elusive American imprint relating to Lord Nelson. It amounts to a pirated condensation of Lloyd's biography of the same year...the folding battle plate a superbly crude homegrown copper engraving. NUC lists AAS, Harvard, and Indiana University locations, but with slightly different collation. One hesitates to use the word 'rare,' but this is surely deserving of the designation." - Howland, describing this copy. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 10850. HOWLAND CATALOG 8-81 (1981, this copy).

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        A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English; with a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern nations [2 Volumes]

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer for W.J. and J. Richardson, 1806-10. - 2 volume set. xcvi, 1157 pages & xxiii, 853 pages ; 28 cm. This is the enlarged folio edition of the 1777 dictionary. Volume 1 lacks spine & is split. both covers are loose. Volume 2 has rubbed corners, a loose rear cover & a partly detached spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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].

      London: Printed for J. Johnson [and others]...1806. Ten vols., 8vo., cxxxiv, 389; viii, 447; vi, 439; vi, 476; vi, 423; vi, 422; xxxvi, 431; xix, 486; xvi, 499; xi, 387, [48] pp., with three frontisportraits and 18 engraved plates printed to recto only. Full contemporary polished calf, roll-tolled in gilt, five raised bands with tile, volume number, author’s name and decorations stamped to panels in gilt, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. With some scattered foxing, and shelfwear as would be expected for a set such as this, otherwise very good. First edition of this complete set of the Works of the English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), bound in a contemporary supple calf that has aged to a glossy amber hue. Scattered appropriately throughout in the set are numerous engraved portraits of Pope’s noble friends, family and acquaintances. Also included are several portraits of Pope himself; famed champion of the â€

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        A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown

      Philadelphia: P. Byrne, Law Bookseller, 1806. First American Edition (First English is 1806). lxiii, [i], 480; 481-1126, [2, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, red leather spine labels. Nice copy, small chip to one pine. Ownership stamp of Verner M. Ingram. First American Edition (First English is 1806). lxiii, [i], 480; 481-1126, [2, ads]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. East's Treatise is the first substantial English legal work subsequent to Blackstone's Commentaries. He was born in Jamaica in 1764, called to the bar in 1786. In 1813 East was chosen to succeed Sir Henry Russell as chief justice of the supreme court at Fort William, Bengal. AI 10335

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        Methodo de musica, escrito e offerecido a sua Alteza Real o Principe Regente Nosso Senhor destindado para as lições da aula

      Coimbra: na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1806. Later boards.. Ownership signature on title p., traces of worming in upper gutter margin of pp. ix-xxxv.. Vieira describes this work as an excellent work of its kind, written with great clarity and purity of language "(Diccionário biográphico de músicos portuguezes, Vol. II, pp. 68-72). It was used by students of music until the late 19th century. José Mauricio studied at Salamanca, and was appointed as director of the music school in the bishop's palace, as mestre de capela at Coimbra University and became professor of the university Music School, where his lessons proved so popular that instead of lasting for the required ninety minutes they continued for two and even three hours. Innocêncio V, 67. Vasconcellos I, 235. Not in Angelés y Subirá, Cat. musical de la Bibl. Nac. de Madrid.

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        Articles Exhibited By the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in the Name of Themselves and of All the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament Assembled, Against Henry Viscount Melville

      London: Parliament: House of Lords 1806 - 4to. Bound in contemporary quarter leather. Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. Gilt lettering on black spine labels. Chipping and loss to spine. Boards detached. Moderate wear to extremities. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal tanning. Contains the entire proceedings of the impeachment of Henry Melville. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Baron Dunira PC FRSE, was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Although acquitted, he never held public office again. Dundas was a key actor in the encouragement of the Scottish Enlightenment, in the prosecution of the war against France, in opposing the abolition of slavery, and in the expansion of British influence in India, dominating the affairs of the East India Company. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Now First Collected and Arranged: with Memoirs of His Early LIfe Written by Himself, In Three Volumes

      J. Johnson, London 1806 - 3 vols, 8vo, nicely rebound in 3/4 brown leather and lt. brown marbled bds, spines with 4 raised bands and 5 compartments(3 with titles); very gently ex lib with "withdrawn" stamps, small blind-emb. stamps on corners of some pages and illus. gen. not affecting contents at all; internally clean and bright with very rare spot of light foxing, only one fold-out engraving shows more generalized foxing/toning but still quite good; lacking frontis engraving of Franklin in vols. II and III (if ever present), else complete with all engravings, fold-outs as issued incl. errata; pp.xiv,440,(34)index,vi,468,vi,552 incl. 2 appendices; no dj A very attractive set of the first printing of Franklin's Complete Works with very nice engravings illustrating many of his theories and experiments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies; and Longman Hurst Rees and Orme,, 1806. Quarto (268 × 209 mm). Contemporary half calf on drab boards, black morocco label, flat bands, elaborate gilt tooling to compartments, foliate roll gilt to spine and corner edges, edges marbled. Engraved frontispiece, 3 folding maps, and full-page plan, with errata, corrigenda and directions to the binder leaf, half-title bound in. Contemporary engraved bookplate with Baron's coronet and the monogram EVB to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed and spotted, skilfully restored on the joints, contents lightly browned throughout, the prelims more heavily so, and some foxing to the maps, one map with neat, old paper repair verso, remains very good in an appealing contemporary binding. Second edition, enlarged, first published in 1799. "This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople" (Blackmer). Browne's description of Egypt is widely considered to be "one of the best of the period, despite its dry, affected style" (Howgego); the book caused "some controversy because of its considerable sympathy towards, and admiration of, the East" (ODNB).

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Auguste Chouteau, Nouvelle Orleans, August 16, 1806

      1806 - Manuscript. Two page ALS, quarto, old folds and creases otherwise very good. Rene Auguste Chouteau, to whom this letter was written, was assistant to Pierre Laclede in the founding of St. Louis in 1763-1764. For some time, under the Spanish regime, he and his half brother Pierre traded among the Osage Indians, but chiefly he was identified with St. Louis, of which by his death in 1829 he had become the wealthiest citizen and largest landholder. Born in New Orleans, he had connections there all his life, particularly in the mercantile field, as exemplified by the present letter, which is written in French. Cavelier & Fils were the agents of the fur traders in New Orleans. This letter replies to a letter of May 26th, received by "le Courrier," in which Chouteau had ordered various goods. It touches on various business affairs and also mentions two names significant in the history of the fur trade, "Mr. Robidou," the elder Joseph Robidoux, and "James Makay", the former Nor'Wester who a decade earlier had headed operations on the upper Missouri of the "Missouri Company" and by this time, had become a solid citizen of St. Louis. References: American National Biography, volume 4, pp. 843-844; Dictionary of American Biography, volume two, pp. 94-95; Thrapp, Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, volume 1, p. 268; Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, p. 106.

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        Codice di Napoleone il Grande pel Regno d’Italia. Edizione originale e la sola ufficiale

      dalla Reale Stamperia, 1806. 4to (cm. 28), 4 cc.nn., da V a XXXVI pp., 633(1) pp. Testo in italiano, francese e latino su due colonne. Cartonato coevo alla rustica con titolo ms. al ds. e al piatto anteriore. Eccellente esemplare a pieni margini.

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        The Life of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St.Patrick's, Dublin. [With an Appendix: Anecdotes of the Family of Swift. A Fragment, written by Dr. Swift].

      The Second Edition. 14.5 cm x 21,5 cm. Pagination: Portraitfrontispiece of Thomas Sheridan, III, (2), Portrait - Engraving of Jonathan Swift, (14), 488 pages. Hardcover. Original 18th century calf with richly gilted ornamenting on spine and boards and with the original spinelabel intact. The hinges a little weak but holding. All edges gilt with original, beautifully marbled endpapers well preserved. Interior wonderfully preserved and clean. Two previous, contemporary ownernames in ink (J.Turner, 1806 and M.Peele, 1787). Very good overall condition with only minor signs of external wear. This seems to be a large paper edition. Extremely rare ! Thomas Sheridan (1687 10 October 1738) was an Anglican divine, essayist, playwright, poet, schoolmaster and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his friendship with Jonathan Swift. He was born in Cavan, Ireland, the son of James Sheridan, and grandson of the Reverend Dennis Sheridan. Two of his uncles were William Sheridan, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh and Patrick Sheridan, Bishop of Cloyne. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, he married Elizabeth MacFadden and the couple first lived in Dublin in King James's Mint. He inherited from his father-in-law a substantial property at Quilca in County Cavan. He ran a school in Capel Street, Dublin in the 1720s whose pupils included children of many prominent families such as Anthony Foster, the future Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer. He was father of Thomas Sheridan, a celebrated actor and elocutionist who was the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan he had two other sons and one daughter. In 1725 he was appointed a royal chaplain, but preached a sermon which was considered by some to be politically suspect, and his appointment was cancelled. In compensation he was given a living at Drumlane in Cavan and in 1735 became headmaster of the Cavan Royal School where he remained for three years. Other appointments he is reputed to have applied for were the position of Dean of Kilmore and the position of headmaster of the Royal School in Armagh, but neither were successful. He was friends with Jonathan Swift, and had a room permanently reserved for him in the Deanery he was his principal collaborator and wrote his biography. Swift often stayed at Sheridan's country house and wrote part of Gulliver's Travels there. On the much debated question of whether Swift was secretly married to Esther Johnson ("Stella") Sheridan was a strong if not conclusive witness that the marriage did take place according to friends his source was Stella herself. Like so many of Swift's friends, he was ultimately fated to quarrel with him irrevocably: apart from Swift's increasing eccentricity, perhaps insanity, the cause of the quarrel is obscure. Sheridan collapsed and died suddenly while having dinner at a friend's house in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Swift before their final quarrel called him the best scholar in Ireland Sir Walter Scott in his Life of Swift calls him "good- natured and light- hearted." (Wikipedia)

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        Neues Ideen-Magazin für Liebhaber von Gärten, Englischen Anlagen und für Besitzer von Landgütern enthaltend Lust- und Gartenhäuser, Tempel, Einsiedeleyen, Hütten, Brücken, Gartensitze, Ruinen, Portale, Monumente, Prachtkegel, Warten, Winzerwohnungen, Weinbergshäuschen, Vermachungen, Ha has, Volieren, Thüren, Mühlen, Gondeln, Bänke, Pavillons, Brunnen-Verzierungen etc. - Nouveau Recueil D'Idées pour la Décoration des Jardins et des Parcs. [Deutsch-Französischer Parallel-Text].

      Leipzig Baumgärtnerische Buchhandlung 1806 - (EA); ca 31x25 cm; 30 Seiten Text plus 108 (statt 109 - es fehlt die letzte Tafel) Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband bestoßen, an den Kanten beschabt, hinteres Vorsatzblatt fehlt, Seiten und Tafeln teils etwas braunfleckig [meist am Rand], Seiten und einige leere Rückseiten der Tafeln teils mit Bleistiftfahrern wohl von Kinderhand; es fehlt die letzte Tafel; sonst guter Zustand) Mit Deutsch-Französischem Parallel-Text! 0,000 gr. Architektur; Bauwesen; Garten; Gartenarchitektur; Gartengestaltung [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies; and Longman Hurst Rees and Orme, 1806 - Quarto (268 × 209 mm). Contemporary half calf on drab boards, black morocco label, flat bands, elaborate gilt tooling to compartments, foliate roll gilt to spine and corner edges, edges marbled. Contemporary engraved bookplate with Baron's coronet and the monogram EVB to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed and spotted, skilfully restored on the joints, contents lightly browned throughout, the prelims more heavily so, and some foxing to the maps, one map with neat, old paper repair verso, remains very good in an appealing contemporary binding. Engraved frontispiece, 3 folding maps, and full-page plan, with errata, corrigenda and directions to the binder leaf, half-title bound in. Second edition, enlarged, first published in 1799. "This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople" (Blackmer). Browne's description of Egypt is widely considered to be "one of the best of the period, despite its dry, affected style" (Howgego); the book caused "some controversy because of its considerable sympathy towards, and admiration of, the East" (ODNB). Arcadian Library 11091 for the first edition; not in Atabey, Browne's work represented solely by a French juvenile based on the Travels 156; Blackmer 219 listing the first edition; Gay 43; Howgego I, B170; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 91.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph Receipt Signed, in the format of a cheque (John, 1758-1810, Artist)

      1806 - "Recd of Mr Moltino three pounds for two proofs of Mr Pitt", 1 side oblong 8vo., with revenue stamp for two pence, together with an engraved self-portrait of Hoppner, 9th August Under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Hoppner became a fashionable portrait painter of the day, and painted Pitt's portrait in 1805.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Works of Johnson, LL.D A New Edition in 12 volumes

      Luke Hansard, Lincoln Fields 1806 - 12 vols. Frontispiece portrait. Full contemporary calf, gilt. Some foxing. A very good complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Ancient Alphabets and Hieroglyphic Characters explained;: with an account of the Egyptian priests, their classes, initiation, and sacrifices, in the Arabic language by Ahmad bin Abubekr bin Wahshih; and in English by Joseph Hammer.

      London G. and W. Nicol 1806 - Joseph Hammer, later known as Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, 1774-1856, entered the Austrian diplomatic service at the age of 22, and was appointed to Constantinople three years later. He returned to Vienna in 1807, and published numerous Arabic, Persian and Turkish texts. Small hole in title page not affecting text. Pages lightly toned. A very good copy stoutly bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Top edge of first few pages dust soiled. First edition, pp.xxi, [3], 54; 136 (Arabic text).

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Parte moderna ossia continuazione della Storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente

      Dalla stamperia della Storia Universale, 1806. Scritto da una compagnia di letterati inglesi, e ricavata da fonti originali - Tradotta in italiano, con giunte di note e di avvertimenti importantissimi in alcuni luoghi, ed emendata d'infiniti vocaboli, e frasi che non sono più in uso al presente - in 16° - pp.300 pp. ca. a volume - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso nervato - Novantanove volumi - Tagli spruzzati - Voll. LXVI e CLXXX mancanti, dorso mancante al vol. XXXV, piccole mancanze ai dorsi di pochi volumi

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        A Disquisition Upon Etruscan Vases; Displaying their Probable Connection with the Shows at Eleusis, and the Chinese Feast of Lanterns.with Explanation of a Few of the Principle Allegories Depicted Upon Them.

      by William Bulmer, for T. Becket., London 1806 - Folio (380 x 270mm). vi, [1] 99pp. Engraved vignette on title, 17 plates, including one double-page, engraved vignettes ( slight margin edge browning). Contemporary blind-stamped calf, raised bands gilt turn-ins, {light wear} marbled fore edges, Baronial Book-Plate. FIRST EDITION, IMPORTANT PRESENTATION COPY, with good wide margins, inscribed on verso of title: "To T. Lister Parker Esq. from the author". (English Antiquary, 1779 - 1858, Parker succeeded to the Browsholme Estate in 1797. Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1801 and afterwards Fellow of the Royal Society, liberal patron of Artists) The work was Published Privately by James Christie, antiquary and auctioneer, " in only 100 copies which he distributed to his friends . Christie's interest in Greek vases was sparked by his friendship with Charles Towneley; he also produced a catalogue of Thomas Hope's vases. The examples discussed in this work are in fact from Hope's collection and from that of the British Museum" (Blackmer). Blackmer 347. Excellent Copy, Rare Title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD : ABA:ILAB : Booksellers :1867]
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        Journal für die Chirurgie, Geburtshülfe und gerichtliche Arzneykunde.

      Jena, in der akademischen Buchhandlung. 1797 - 1806. - Band 1-4 mit jeweils 4 Heften in 4 Bänden. 8°. Titel, XVI, 716 S. und 9 Tafeln; 4 Bl., 822 S., 1 S. Druckfehler und 10 Tafeln; 5 Bl., 730 S. und 10 (von 11 Tafeln); 3 Bl., 678 S, 12 n.n. S. Register und 10 Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch 4,22. - Blake 237. - Vollständige Ausgabe dieser wichtigen Sammlung von Aufsätzen der wichtigsten deutschsprachigen Mediziner der zeit. Loder (1753-1832) wurde mit 25 Jahren zum Professor der Anatomie, Chirurgie und Geburtshilfe in Jena ernannt. 1781 wurde er Fürstlicher Leibarzt in Jena. Beim Einmarsch der Franzosen 1806 verliess er Jena, arbeitete danach in Königsberg und St. Petersburg wo er zum kaiserlichen Leibarzt aufstieg. Ab 1813 bis zu seinem Tode war er in Moskau der führende Anatom. Er sah sein Journal als notwendige Ergänzung zu Hufelands Journal der praktischen Heilkunde. Loder war der "Hausanatom" Goethes, sein Berater u.a. bei der Entdeckung des Zwischenkieferknochens. Er übersetzte Goethes Publikation ins Lateinische und war massgeblich an der Verbreitung der medizinischen Arbeiten Goethes beschäftigt und freundschaftlich verbunden. (s. NDB 15, S. 7-10). - Es fehlt in 1 Kupfer im 4. Heft des 3. Bandes. Durchgehend, die Titel stärker stockfleckig. In guten Einbänden. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        A Token for Children. Being An exact account of the Conversion, Holy and exemplary Lives, and joyful Deaths of Several Young Children in Two Parts.To which is added Some choice sayings of Dying Saints

      From the Press of the Late R. Aitkin, Printed by Jane Aitkin, Philadelphia 1806 - First edition printed by Jane Aitkin, the widow of the noted Philadelphia publisher and an important woman printer. 16mo. Leather and marbled paper over boards. Lacks rear board and blanks, but text complete. Early owner names, part of the front fly torn away, presumably to efface an inscription, general wear -- a good, readable copy. A cheery little tome about dead children, and one of the most widely printed and popular books for children for over a century. *OCLC* locates only three copies of this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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