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        DAME PARTLETS' FARM; containing An Account of the great riches she obtained b industry, the good life she led, and alas, good reader! Her sudden death; to which is added, a Hymn, written by Dame Partlet, just before her death, and an epitaph for her tomb-stone.

      68, [4 book catalogue] pages. Illustrated with 13 wood-engravings and some printing devices. Bound in near contemporary half-calf, recently re-backed. 13 x 10.9 cm. Trimmed at head, occasionally into the running title; else a very good copy of a scarce title. The book was first published by Harris in 1804 in a slightly smaller book. The author, according to Mrs Moon, may well have been Dr James Hodson, an author noted for his religious publications. See Moon 178(2). See Osborne, page 242, for an imperfect copy of the 1804 first edition.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        A correct map of France, according to the new divisions into Metropolitan Circles, Departments and Districts; as decreed by the National Assembly, January 15th, 1790. From a reduced copy of Monsr Cassini's Large Map. With the addition of the adjacent countries, from the latest surveys.

      2 large folding maps, one for the North, the other for South, each measuring 48 x 26 inches. With the publisher's labels (one chipped) and original wallet (worn). Each map comprises 24 panels backed on linen.

      [Bookseller: Westfield Books]
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        Voyage en Crimée et sur les Bords de la Mer Noire, pendant l'année 1803; suivi d'un Mémoire sur le Commerce de cette Mer, et de Notes sur les principaux Ports commerçans

      Five head-pieces, one tail-piece, two folding maps, three folding plates (all engraved), & three folding printed tables. 4 p.l., xix, 302 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. marbled sheep (head of lower joint a little split), flat spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Bossange, 1806. First edition of an important book on the Crimea; it also contains descriptions of previously unrecorded coins and medals from the area. Reuilly (1780-1810), man of letters and diplomat, traveled extensively in eastern Europe. In 1803, Reuilly joined the staff of the Duc de Richelieu, the recently named governor of Odessa. Befriended by the German naturalist Pallas, the two travelled throughout southern Russia, especially the Crimea, and even to the Azov Sea. The first part of this work provides a history of the region, before and after the Russian annexation in 1783, and describes the climate, natural resources, its inhabitants, customs, etc. There is a most interesting chapter devoted to Crimean coins and medals, of which little was known at the time. Reuilly formed a large collection of coins and medals, notable for the Greek, Byzantine, Scythian, and Crimean examples, which he later donated to the Royal Library. Pages 233-40 present the itinerary of Reuilly and Pallas. The second part of the work details the commercial activities of the Black Sea region, including agriculture, fishing, and industry. There are also descriptions of the most important ports including Sevastopol, Odessa, Kherson, and Feodosia. Pages [285]-302 contain an invaluable vocabulary of local words. The first map depicts Sevastopol and its environs. The second large map, of the Crimea and southern parts of modern-day Russia, was compiled by Jean-Baptiste Poirson. The three engraved plates are some of the earliest images of coins and medals found in the area. The three tables present data on the exports and imports of the region. Very good copy with infrequent foxing. Bookplate of Alexandre-Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807-74), French politician. ❧ N.B.G., Vol. 41, cols. 60-61.

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        Memoirs of the life, writings and correspondence of Sir William Jones ... by Lord Teignmouth

      London: John Hatchard, 1806. Second edition, 4to, pp. xv, [5], 531; fine engraved portrait frontispiece, plate of facsimile handwriting, errata slip tipped in at p. 1; clean tear in p. 211; mild foxing throughout; good, sound copy in orig. marbled paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked with new paper label on spine. Jones (1746-1794), the great Oriental scholar and co-founder (with Charles Wilkins) of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, was the first to discover the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages. "His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp, and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM).

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      Hopkins & Seymour, January, NY 1806 - 8vo., vi (1) 215 pp. Bound with; AN ANSWER TO WAR IN DISGUISE; OR, REMARKS UPON THE NEW DOCTRINE OF ENGLAND CONCERNING NEUTRAL TRADE. February, 1806. 8vo., 76 pp. Top margin of the first title page has been clipped; with evidence of former bookplates removed from the front pastedown; the title page has a small stain as do the last few leaves. This remains a very good copy bound in full tree-calf with a red morocco label on spine, front hinge expertly repaired. The first title is attributed to James Stephen (Howes S-937); the second title has long been attributed to Gouverneur Morris (Sabin 50827) however, Howes M-825 states "More probably by Rufus King." On the title page of our copy, in the place usually allotted for the author's name is the pencil signature of Rich. Peters. When considering the authorship, compared to the other two to whom this work is often credited, Peters seems far more likely. From 1771-1776 he served as register of admiralty in Philadelphia. Commissioned a captain in the Pennsylvania militia in 1775, he served as secretary of the War Board of the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1781. He represented Pennsylvania in the Congress 1782-83; a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1788 to 1790; from 1792 to 1828 he served as judge of the United States Court for Pennsylvania. He was regarded as a specialist in maritime law, having published ADMIRALTY DECISIONS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT 1780-1807. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Bekleidung, Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung des Königlich Preußischen Heeres,

      1806 - 1. Teil: Die Infanterie-Regimenter im Jahre 1806, Weimar, Putze & Hölzer, 1902, Halbledereinband, (NEU GEBUNDEN), Großformat, 275 Seiten, mit farbigen Tafeln, Buchblock mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren,2. Teil:Die Kürassier- und Dragoner-Regimenter seit Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Reorganisation der Armee 1808, wie vor, 1906, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 501 Seiten, farbige Tafeln, Einband berieben, 3. Teil: Die leichte Infanterie oder Die Füsilier-Bataillone 1787 - 1809 und Die Jäger 1744 - 1809, wie vor, 1912, 186 Seiten, farbige Tafeln, Einband berieben, Zustand 3 (T2244) (T2244) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays, Literary, Moral, and Philosophical

      Philadelphia: Thomas and William Bradford, 1806. Second Edition with Additions. Leather_bound. Very good. 8vo. [8]pp, 364pp. Restored. Brown calf leather binding with gilt stamped title on red leather label on spine. Head of spine patched with new brown leather. Joints and hinges repaired. Light toning to pages. Old ink signature on front paste down. Sabin 74217.

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        Complete String Quartets

      1806. First Edition . HAYDN, Joseph. Collection complette des Quatuors DÂ’Haydn. Paris: Pleyel, [1806]. Four volumes. Folio, contemporary half calf, marbled boards. $4500.Second collected (“Nouvelle”) edition of HaydnÂ’s complete string quartets, in handsome contemporary calf.Haydn won his first fame with his string quartets, and continued to return to the form throughout his life. By the end of his life he was regarded as the greatest composer in this medium. “Haydn achieved in his op. 33 quartets, written as he declared ‘in a new and special way,Â’ a clarity of structure and balance of texture of which he rarely lost sight in later worksÂ… In the late 1780s Haydn finally returned to quartet composition on a more regular basisÂ… The fine balance between unity and infinite variety is one of the most typical features of HaydnÂ’s late quartetsÂ… The two series of ‘TostÂ’ Quartets (opp. 54-5 and op. 64) carry the Classical quartet to a peak. They reveal a Haydn free of official restraints and obligations, composing simply con amoreÂ… In op. 76 a new experimentalism appears, with features anticipating Beethoven” (New Grove, 18: 278; 8: 355). Regarding PleyelÂ’s editions of the string quartets, Haydn wrote: “I am much obliged to you for the exceptionally beautiful edition of the QuartetsÂ… because of their beautiful engravings, the paper—and the fact that they are so correct—as well as their general appearance, you will be remembered for them forever” (Robbins Landon, 238). With engraved frontispiece portrait, title pages and fully engraved music text. Hirsch III, 274. ontemporary bookseller stamps.Occasional light foxing; a few small marginal tears and paper repairs. A very handsome copy of this beautiful edition.

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        A General System of Nature, Through the Three Grand Kingdoms of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, Systematically Divided Into their Several Classes, Orders, Genera, Species, and Varieties, with their Habitations, Manners, Economy, Structure, and Peculiarities: Vegetable Kingdom--Vol. I and II (Two volume set; Volumes five and six of A General System of Nature series)

      Lackington, Allen, and Co, London 1806 - Two volume set, 1806, hardcovers with gilt stamped full-leather boards, octavo, 1851pp., volume one illustrated with eight lithographic plates. Books VG with rubbing and soil to boards and spines, mild edgewear, gilt titles and raised bands to spines, bindings tight, previous owners' plates to front pastedowns, signatures to front endpapers, texts show some mild marginalia, soil to edges of text block. In protective mylar wraps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Opera, cum scholiis veteribus castigavit et notis illustravit, Gullielemus Baxterus, varia lectiones et observationes addidit Jo. Mathia Gesnerus

      Edinburgh: Ex Prelo Academico, 1806. "Edition nova, prioribus emendatior". xxx, 575 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full contemporary crimson straight grained morocco, a.e.g. Fine. "Edition nova, prioribus emendatior" xxx, 575 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Mills College Checklist no. 909; Schweiger Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie Vol. I, 415

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        Sämtliche Werke. 6 Bände. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. Begonnen durch Norbert v. Hellingrath. Fortgeführt durch Friedrich Seebass und Ludwig V. Pigenot. Bd. 1: Jugendgedichte und Briefe. 1784-1794. Bd. 2: Gedichte. Hyperion. Briefe. 1794-1798. Bd. 3: Gedichte. Empedokles. Philosophische Fragmente. 1798-1800. Briefe. Bd. 4: Gedichte 1800-1806. Bd. 5: Übersetzungen und Briefe. 1800-1806. Bd. 6: Dichtungen. Jugendarbeiten. Dokumente. 1806-1843.

      XIX, 412 S. / XIX, 571 S. / XVII, 602 S. / XX, 398 S. XII, 368 S. / XXVIII, 573 S. Jeder Band mit Tafeln und Faksimiles. 8. Originalhalbledereinbände mit marmorierten Überzugspapieren. Die erste maßgebliche historisch-kritische Ausgabe der Werke Hölderlins. - Kanten und Ecken mit leichten Schab- und Stoßspuren. Rücken etwas verblichen. Sonst noch gutes und ansehnliches Exemplar.

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        An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.

      Cadell and Davies,, London, 1806 - 2 Bände. 26,5 x 20,5 cm. XVI, 1 Blatt, 427 Seiten; 3 Blatt, 372 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 8 colorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 9 (davon 3 color.) gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Complete Set. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein. Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze I, 173. - Gerne sende ich Ihnen auf Anfrage ein Bild des Buches/der Bücher. A picture of this book is available on request by email. 1500 g. Papier durchgehend gebräunt, zwei Tafeln mit kleinen Bruchstellen im Papier, zwei Karten mit geklebtem Durchriss, davon eine mit kleiner Fehlstelle, wenige Blatt mit kleinen Randeinrissen, Titel und alle Tafeln mit einem Bibliotheks-Lochstempel versehen. Neuere schwarze Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Lederecken. Second edition (first edition 1801-04). -.

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        Journal des Gourmands et des Belles, ou l'Epicurien francais. Redigé par quelques Litterateurs Gourmands, plusieurs Convives des Diners du Vaudeville, un Docteur en Medecine, etc...& L'épicurien Français ou les diners du caveau moderne.

      1806. Capelle et Renand, & imprimerie de Brasseur Ainé Paris 1806-1807-1808-1809-1810. 60 mois soit 5 années. 10 volumes In/12, reliure en pleine basane marbrée du temps, dos orné. Frontispices gravés. Ex libris bibliothéque de M. D'Hauteclair. G. Oberlé N° 134. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        De l'amour, considéré dans les lois réelles, et dans les formes sociales de l'union des sexes.

      Paris, Cérioux, Arthus Bertrand, février 1806. ____ Première édition. "Sénancour étudie l'amour et les questions qui s'y rattachent en dehors des idées répandues et consacrées par les législateurs religieux et politiques. La cause du divorce est plaidée avec talent. Le style est d'une élégante simplicité, d'une fermeté virile, qualités qui n'étaient pas suffisantes pour le rendre bien populaire ; mais l'auteur creuse si profondément et si hardiment son sujet qu'on peut reconnaître en lui l'un des précurseurs du socialisme en fait de questions morales, bien entendu. Il était pour le surplus contre-révolutionnaire, et il avait été obligé d'émigrer." Gay I, 810. Clouzot, Guide du bibliophile français 252 : "Rare et recherché." Bon exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : (4), XV, (1), 13-287, (1) pp. (avec quelques erreurs de pagination). Demi-basane brune, dos orné, double étiquettes rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mémoire sur la relation qui existe entre les distances respectives de cinq points quelconques pris dans l'espace; suivi d'un Essai sur la théorie des transversales

      Paris, Courcier, 1806. An 1806, An 1806, in-4, (4), 111, (1)pp, 3pl, broché, couverture rose d'attente de l'époque, mention manuscrite "M. Biot" en première de couverture , chemise et étui modernes, 3 planches dépliantes. Première édition. Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot (1753-1823) était un mathématicien, un physicien, un général et un homme politique français. Considéré comme l'un des créateurs de la géométrie moderne, ses découvertes ont été publiées dans trois ouvrages : De la corrélation des figures de géométrie (1801), Géométrie de position (1803), Essai sur le théorie des transversales (1806). Le nom de Carnot est principalement resté attaché au théorème qui apparaît dans notre ouvrage et qui constitue une généralisation d'un ancien résultat de Menelaüs d'Alexandrie. Avec une "Digression sur la nature des quantités dites négatives" en fin de volume. L'ex-libris "M. Biot" en première de couverture est sans doute celui de Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774-1862), physicien, astronome et mathématicien français, surtout connu pour avoir étudié et établi avec Persoz les lois de la rotation du plan de polarisation de la lumière traversant une solution liquide. Exemplaire dans sa condition d'origine, non coupé. DSB III-78. Sotheran n° 698; Poggendorff I-381

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        Anweisung für Seefahrende im Kattegat,

      Kopenhagen, Möller für den Verlag des Königl. Seecarten-Archivs, 1806. - enthaltend Anzeigen der Baenke, Gründe, Tiefen, Leuchtfeuer und Merkzeichen u. s. w., nebst Special-Carten verschiedener Häven, mit gehörigen Beschreibungen der Einfahrten, auch verschiedenen Land-Vertonungen . Aus dem Dänischen übersezt durch Fr. Ekkard. Mit gestochenem Titel, 6 (3 gefalteten) Kupferkarten, 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 2 gestochenen Vignetten, 68 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 26 x 20,5 cm, Einbande berieben, Rücken mit neuerem schlichten Leinenstreifen, innen etwas gebräunt. Erste Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache, kein Exemplar im KVK. Der Marineoffizier Paul von Löwenörn (dän. Poul de Løvenørn, 1751-1826) war u. a. Direktor des von ihm 1784 gegründeten dänischen Hydrographischen Instituts, und gab mehrere wichtige Seekarten der Nord- und Ostsee und speziell der Gewässer um Island heraus. Die vorliegende Abhandlung, die erstmals 1800 erschien und auch ins Englische übersetzt wurde, gibt genaue Segelanweisungen für den Kattegat, bekanntermaßen eine der schwierigsten Meeresgebiete Europas. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche wurde durch Friedrich Ekkard (1744-1819), Sekretär der Königl. Bibliothek in Kopenhagen, nach der dritten dänischen Ausgabe "unter beständiger Leitung des Herrn Verfassers" angefertigt. Die Seekarten mit den dänischen Inseln im Kattegat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur le calcul des fonctions. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur.

      Paris, Courcier, 1806. ____ Première édition séparée. C'est un supplément et un commentaire de la "Théorie des fonctions analytiques". A ce texte, d'abord publié dans le "Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique" en 1801, Lagrange a ajouté un "traité complet du calcul des variations." "(He) abandoned the differential notation and introduced a new vocabulary and a new symbolism: first derivative function f'; second derivative function f''; and so on. To a certain extent this symbolism and vocabulary have prevailed." DSB 7, 570. *****. In-8. Collation : VI, 501, (1) pp. Demi-veau, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Sixth of August or the Litchfield Festival Address

      1806. First Edition . (CONNECTICUT). The Sixth of August or The Litchfield Festival. An Address to the People of Connecticut. [Hartford]: (Hudson and Goodwin, 1806). Octavo, stitched as issued, uncut; pp. 16. $3000.First edition of the anonymous pamphlet containing an impassioned Federalist response (dated September 1st, 1806) to Jeffersonian Republicans, believed written by Connecticut Judge Tapping Reeve, founder of “the first true American law school,” an ardent Federalist later implicated with the pamphletÂ’s Federalist publisher in a lawsuit ultimately settled in 1812 by the Supreme Court.With the divide between Federalism and its opponents continuing to shape 19th-century politics, Connecticut played a key role as one of the states where Jeffersonian Republicans lost the 1804 election. “Federalists were in full control of the state government and there, more than anywhere else, the local Republicans were subject to persecution in state courts and the President to denunciation in pulpitsÂ… Nowhere else did JeffersonÂ’s supporters operate under such difficulties or have so little success as in Connecticut” (Malone:V, 372). Litchfield was particularly Federalist in its loyalties and “Federalist-Republican disputes played a prominent role in Litchfield County litigation. Parties involved included newspaper publishers and editors and the country sheriff, and centered on Selleck Osborn, publisher and editor of The Witness, a Litchfield newspaper. Osborn, who was an outspoken Republican, was arrested and tried by the State for libel” for articles written during the 1805 election (Litchfield County Court Files, 1751-1855, 2-3). This scarce Federalist pamphlet addresses the subsequent events of August 1806, when Republicans reacted to OsbornÂ’s incarceration “by holding in the town of Litchfield what came to be known as the Sixth-of-August Festival,” marked by anti-Federalist speeches (Purcell, Connecticut in Transition: 1775-1818, 175). The pamphletÂ’s presumed author, Judge Reeve, had “decidedly Federalist sympathies.” He earlier founded Litchfield Law School, “considered the first true American law school,” with Aaron Burr and Vice-President John Calhoun among its graduates (Litchfield County Court Files, 1751-1855, 1-3). As a Federalist, Reeve “produced at least 26 articles for the Federalist newspaper The Monitor between 1801 and 1803” under several pseudonyms (ANB). The pamphlet labels Osborn and his newspaper as “notoriously the most foul, and scurrilous of any ever printed in the United States” and praises Federalism for a record in which “every man has the liberty of doing all things which are right and many things which are wrong” (6,13). LitchfieldÂ’s Federalist-Republican disputes also produced a legendary lawsuit implicating Judge Reeve and its publisher Hudson and Goodwin in yet another Federalist-Republican dispute. The case ultimately reached the Supreme Court in 1812 where the Court supported Republican arguments against a federal common law of crimes in its ruling on U.S. v. Hudson & Goodwin, 7 Cranch (11 U.S.) 32. Sabin 81493. See Sabin 41474. Shaw & Shoemaker 11366. Contemporary owner notation (“Saybrook”) dated May 31st, 1811.

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        Memoria sul Tremuoto de' 26 Iuglio del corrente Anno 1805.

      Napoli, Presso Vincenzo Orsino 1806. - 8°, XV, 224 SS., 3 gef. Kupfertafeln, Ganzpergament der Zeit mit vg. Rückentitel, Einband etwas berieben, innen sauber und gut erhalten, Der Kommandant der Königl. Militär-Akademie und Mitgleid der London Royal Society besucht persönlich etwa 100 Orte, die von dem verheerenden Erdbeben von 1805 betroffen waren, vor allem in den Gebieten von Iserna, Campobasso, Benevento und Avellino. Wichtige und detaillierte Quelle,

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        Brandenburger Tor mit dem Einzug Napoleons und seiner Truppen am 2. Oktober 1806.

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta v. Friedrich Jügel n. L. Wolf, 1806, 45 x 59 Sehr dekoratives Blatt in leuchtenden Farben. - Das Blatt ohne Bildunterschrift.

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        \"Plan der Haupt und Residenzstadt München. 1806\". Grundrißplan der Altstadt.

       Kol. Kupferstich von J.C. Schleich nach J. Consoni und T. Green bei der Königl. bayerischen Direktion des topographischen Bureaus, 1806, 67,5 xc 87,5 cm. Maillinger I, 1660; Slg. Proebst 10; Lentner 1076: \"... vortrefflich ausgeführter Plan\". - Der sehr detaillierte und genaue Plan eingeteilt in vier Stadtviertel, links die Bezeichnung der Sehenswürdigkeiten A - W. - Gering gebräunt und angestaubt, minimale, hinterlegte Randeinrisse. Für ein so kapitales Blatt gut erhalten und sehr dekorativ. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Inkunabel, München, Oberbayern, Stadtpläne

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        Compendiöses Wirthschafts-Buch für Frauenzimmer.

      Quedlinburg: Friedrich Joseph Ernst, 1806. 8vo (171 x 105 mm). [iv], 107 pp. Contemporary brown speckled paper boards, edges sprinkled red.*** Only Edition of a methodical guide for the German lady of the house, with instructions on domestic and personal care from the pantry to the boudoir. 216 short chapters arranged by subject in twelve parts, helpfully indexed at end, treat the pickling and preservation of foodstuffs; recipes for beverages, mainly alcoholic and stimulant (these include a number of unappetizing coffee substitutes); methods for cleaning various materials (lace, silk, colored clothes) and household objects (mirrors, silver, giltwood); the manufacture of cleaning supplies and other household objects (candles, starch); and bodily hygiene and feminine beauty. Cooking is not included: the publisher's preface explains that the volume supplements his previously published cookbook (cited as Neuestes allgemein verständliches Kochbuch, date unknown, no copies located). The final two parts of the Wirthschaftsbuch -- a distant descendant of the book of secrets -- are devoted to health, popular medicine, ointments and cosmetics, and include remedies for the aggravations of bad breath, stomach cramps, warts, and a wan complexion, as well as instructions for artificial resuscitation and for emergency treatment in cases of hypothermia and poisoning, and solutions for other less pernicious aggravations. The work may have been compiled by the publisher Friedrich Joseph Ernst, who specialized in works of popular medicine, practical treatises on subjects of local interest (beer brewing, the fabrication of fruit wine), and works of interest to women, including a dissertation on the beauty of the bosom. Fine copy. Rare: only the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy located in KVK; that copy lost in the war; not in Holzmann-Bohatta.

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        The Poetical Works of Erasmus Darwin, M.D.F.R.S. Containing the Botanic Garden, in Two Parts; and the Temple of Nature. With Philosophical Notes and Plates. Vol.I: Containing the Economy of Vegetation. Vol.II. Containing the Love of the Plants. Vol.II. Containing the Temple of Nature.

      London: Printed for J.Johnson, . by T.Bensley, 1806 - In 3 Vols. Vol.I: xx, 456pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 11 plates, including by William Blake, 2 hand coloured illus.of plants, and 1 folding table. (Engraved by Blake: 4 engravings of the Portland vase, and the "Fertilization of Egypt," after a design by Fuseli.) Vol.II: vxi, 282, (2)pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 11 plates, including 10 hand coloured illus.of plants, and "The Nightmare" by Fuseli. / Vol.III: (6), 373pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 3 plates by Fuseli. Uniformly bound in 3/4 brown calf and marbled boards, title label with gilt lettering to spine, coloured edges. Each vol.: Boards and spine worn, faded, coloure chipped and somewhat stained. Title labels of spines chipped. Edges foxing. Ownership stamped on front e.p.of each vol. Pages light foxing. Vol.I: Front board partly peeled and marbled paper partly missing. Joint of front e.p.partly torn and front board is about to detach. Title page foxing. Vol.II: Some pages light spotted. Vol.III: Front e.p.started. A small piece of paper pasted on front flyleaf. Title page light foxing and its facing frontis.light spotted. 24x15.7cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau méthodique des espèces minérales.

      Paris, Levrault, Schoell, puis D'Hautel, 1806, 1813. ____ Première édition. Jean-André-Henri Lucas (1780-1825) était, avec son père, garde, c'est à dire conservateur, des Galeries du Muséum. Son ouvrage est basé sur le "Traité de minéralogie" de René-Just Haüy "et augmenté des nouvelles découvertes : auquel on a joint l'indication des gisemens de chaque espèce, et la description abrégée de la collection de minéraux du Museum d'histoire naturelle". La seconde partie part du "Tableau cristallographique" d' Haüy, "avec la description abrégée de la collection de minéraux du Muséum d'histoire naturelle et celle des espèces et des variétés observées depuis 1806 jusqu'en 1812." Illustré par un portrait d'Haüy et une planche dépliante. Le titre de la première partie est au nom de Levrault. On a relié en tête de la seconde partie, parue sous le nom de D'Hautel, le faux-titre et le titre de la première partie au nom de ce même éditeur - qui sont donc en double et en deux états dans cet exemplaire. Petits manques de cuir sur les plats, mais bel exemplaire.***** First edition. Jean-André-Henri Lucas (1780-1825 ) was, with his father, curator at the Museum of Paris. His work is based on the " Traité de minéralogie" of René-Just Haüy , enlarged by new discoveries and with a description of the minerals collection of the Museum. 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8. Collation : portrait, (8), XXXXVIII, (2), 372 pp., 1 planche h.-t. / (8), XLVII, 587 pp. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        NOTICES SUR LES OBJETS ENVOYÉS A L'EXPOSITION DES PRODUITS DE L'INDUSTRIE FRANÇAISE; Rédigées et Imprimées Par Ordre De S. E. M. De Champagny, Ministre De L'Intérieur.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Impériale, 1806. The Paris Exhibition of 1806 had been preceded by three smaller exhibitions in 1798, 1801 and 1802, the last and largest of which lasted only a week and included only 540 exhibitors. The 1806 exhibition increased the number of exhibitors to 1422 and lasted for 24 days. "The great success of this exhibition reflects the feeling of optimism and enthusiasm which prevailed at the time, but was due primarily to the personal interest of Napoleon, who was then at the height of his power." (Kenneth W. Luckhurst, The Story of Exhibitions, pg. 79) 1806 was also the last Napoleonic exhibition, with another not occurring again until 1819. The ambitious goals of this exhibition, in comparison with its predecessors, is reflected in the official publications issued to report on the products being displayed. The earlier exhibitions were accompanied by printed accounts of less than 100 pages. The displays of the 1806 exhibitions were recorded (separately) in a lengthy jury report as well as the present 350 page volume of Notices, which provides a descriptive account of the products and exhibitors representing each départment in France 8vo (19.5 x 12.2 ); 350 pp. Contemporary unprinted heavy paper wraps, lightly worn; damp-stain in inner margin of first two leaves and on last 10 leaves. With contemporary bookplate of Alfred Redon on which is noted in pen that the book was presented by a "reporter" on the Puy-de-Dôme section. .

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        Ideen zu einer Physiognomik der Gew

      - BMC NH, p. 889; Der Verleger Johann Friedrich Cotta I, 551; L

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        An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie LLD


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        Dissertatio botanica, sistens caricographiam scanensem.Lund, Berling, 1806 [handwritten correction: 1807]. 4to. Bound as sewn.

      Krok, Agardh, 1; Pritzel 34; Stafleu & Cowan 35. Botanical dissertation on plants from the genus Carex, commonly known as sedges. By Johan Rabbén and with Agardh as praeses. In good condition.

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        Sixième JEU DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, Orné de figures gravées avec soin et représentant les différens peuples de la terre dans le costume particulier à chacun d'eux; destiné à l'instruction et à l'amusement de la jeunesse des deux sexes. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée.

      Contained in the original box (112 x 78 x 33 mm.) of marbled paper over thick card with paste-down illustrated label on one surface. Containing 48 cards (103 x 68 mm) with engraved cartouche and text (each card representing a different region; a folding copper-engraved map of the world (299 x 185 mm) by Tardieu, 'Planisphère ou Carte réduite du Globe Terrestre. A l'usage du Jeu de Cartes Geographiques. Lacks the single sheet of rules. Box expertly restored; cards and map excellent. Card XLVI is dedicated to Nouvelle-Hollande, but also mentions New Guinea. It is decorated with an engraving of a fierce some looking warrior wearing a headdress and animal skins and brandishing a spear. This illustration does not accord with the description of Australian Aborigines printed on this card, which alleges that the indigenous inhabitants of New Holland are, 'Without clothing, without industry, without habitation, they have nothing for a bed but the earth and nothing for nourishment except for shellfish which they gather at the edge of the ocean'. The text also mentions the English settlement at Botany Bay and the transportation of convicts. Card XLVIII is dedicated to Terres Polaires et Australes, and is decorated with an engraving of a bare-breasted maiden (possibly inspired by illustrations of Tahitian women). The text states that New Zealand is inhabited by cannibals and that the savages of New Guinea and New Holland live in a primitive state owing to their lack of intelligence; 'Some geographers consider New Holland to be a continent.... Considered as an island, it is the largest on earth, approximately 300,000 square leagues.' A rare children's game from the first decade of the nineteenth century and one of the very first to feature the peoples of Australasia.

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        Abhandlungen, die Elemente des National- Reichthums und die Staatswirthschaft betreffend. Erster Theil [all published].


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        A student's manuscript of mathematical problems from A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry as well as Andrew MacKay's The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land

      - 170 page manuscript. Contemporary half speckled sheep, marbled sides. Several contemporary sheets of manuscript with mathematical notations loosely inserted. Corners repaired, a little wear and some discolouration to boards, endpapers tanned, contents with the occasional light spot but overall quite clean. Very good condition. An elegant, substantial early-19th century manuscript containing practical mathematical and astronomical problems likely produced by a student of navigation.The majority of the text is from John Bonnycastle''s A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, originally published in 1806. Bonnycastle was a respected mathematics teacher who tutored the children of the aristocracy and taught at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. A man of "considerable classical and general literary culture", he was a great friend of Fuseli and also of Leigh Hunt, who included Bonnycastle in his book Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries. "Bonnycastle was a prolific and successful writer of textbooks. Of his chief works, The Scholar's Guide to Arithmetic first appeared in 1780 and ran to an eighteenth edition in 1851. His Introduction to Astronomy (1786), intended as a popular introduction to astronomy rather than as an elementary treatise, was one of the best-selling books on the subject for many years. Besides elementary mathematical books, Bonnycastle was in early life a frequent contributor to the London Magazine. He also wrote the introduction to a translation (by T. O. Churchill) of Bossut's Histoire des mathématiques (1803) and a 'chronological table of the most eminent mathematicians from the earliest times' for the end of the book" (ODNB). This manuscript, titled "Bonnycastle's Trigonometry", contains the practical portions of the text, including rules for solving different types of trigonometric problems ("cases") and practice problems. The practice problems have been completed in full, including large, precise geometrical diagrams made with ruler and compass. Page numbers are given and the problems are dated, the first section having been completed on September 24th, 1813 with additions every few days until the final dated entry on March 31, 1814. The final, undated portion, about a quarter of the manuscript, comprises "Miscellaneous Astronomical Problems" from Andrew Mackay's The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land (first published in 1793, the second edition in 1801), an important work for which its author "received the thanks of the boards of longitude of England and France" (ODNB). This manuscript's focus on mathematical rules and practice problems (at the expense of the more theoretical, text-heavy portions), together with the fact that it was updated regularly between September and March, indicates that it was produced by an advanced student working through the book as part of a regular course of study. The script is elegant, clear, and controlled throughout, and pencilled guide rules indicate that the student took great pains to ensure the manuscript was attractive and readable, suggesting that it was evaluated as part of coursework rather than used as a notebook for producing rough calculations (indeed, some rough calculations are included on sheets of scrap paper loosely inserted). Mathematics of this type, focused on spherical trigonometry, astronomy, and navigational problems, would have been of interest primarily to mariners, and it seems reasonable to conclude that the student was attending a naval or military institution, or was perhaps under private tutelage with a naval career in mind. A beautiful example of a student's efforts at practical mathematics for navigation at a time when Britain was the major power on the seas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BAYERN. - Trachten. - Rheinwald, Johann Ludwig Christian (Hrsg.). Baierische Volkstrachten.

      (Mchn., Fleischmann) 1806 - 2. Lieferung. 4 Bl. Mit 6 altkolierten Aquatinta-Radierungen von Ludwig Neureuther. OBroschur mit rotem, aufgeklebtem illustr. original Titelschild. Colas 2548; Hiler 748; Lipperheide Dfc 4; Maillinger IV, 636; nicht bei Lentner. - Von den ursprünglich geplanten 6-8 Lieferungen erschienen nur zwei. "Bloß vaterländische Künstler sind bei der Bearbeitung gebraucht worden. Zeichnung und Stich besorgte der Hofmaler Neureuther; die Illumination der Miniatur-Maler Rummel, die Abdrücke der Kupferplatten der Kupferdrucker Hellriegel, und den Druck der Schrift der Bürger und Buchdrucker Zängl . die Beschreibung selbst aber (verdanke ich) der gütigen Mittheilung meines würdigen Freundes des Landes-Directions-Raths von Obernberg" (der Herausgeber auf dem hinteren Umschlag der 1. Lieferung). - Die 6 Aquatintastiche des Landschafts- und Figurenmalers Ludwig Neureuther (Jägersburg um 1770 - 1832 Bamberg, Vater von Eugen Neureuther) sind mit äußerster Sorgfalt koloriert. Sie stellen folgende Trachten dar: Bauer und Bäuerinnen von Rothenbuch, die Jachenauer (zwei Burschen) und Bäuerin aus der Jachenau, die Werdenfelser Bauern und Mädchen. - Die im Handel kaum vorkommende komplette 1. Lieferung des bayerischen Trachtenwerkes liegt hier in einem breitrandigen, sauberen und farbfrischen Exemplar vor. Von großer Seltenheit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'amour, considéré dans les lois réelles, et dans les formes sociales de l'union des sexes.

      - Paris, Cérioux et Arthus Bertrand, Février 1806. In-8, demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné d'un riche décor Empire de deux fers à l'urne alternés, filets ondulés et chaînons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin aubergine (rel. moderne), (2) f., xv, (1), [13]-267, (1) p. d'errata Édition originale. "Le livre 'De l'amour' a constamment préoccupé Sénancour. On peut dire qu'il a été la grande affaire de sa vie" (Levallois, 'Senancour', p. 41). "Sénancour étudie l'amour et les diverses questions qui s'y rattachent, au point de vue de la raison et de la conscience naturelle, en dehors des préjugés répandus et consacrés par les législateurs religieux et politiques. Véritable fils du XVIIIe s., il porte dans cette étude, en face de la réaction philosophique et religieuse qui commence avec Chateaubriand, de Maistre, Bonald, le mode de raisonnement et de recherche, les sentiments et même le langage qui caractérise cette grande époque : ici un esprit d'analyse et d'observation qui rappelle Montesquieu, ailleurs une éloquence émue qui fait penser à Rousseau" (P. Larousse). (J. Merlan, 'Bibliographie des oeuvres de Sénancour', p. 25. Clouzot, p. 252 : "Rare et recherché"). Bel exemplaire, très bien relié, imprimé sur Hollande, très frais, entièrement non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fables de Phèdre, affranchi d'Auguste, traduites en français, avec le texte à côté, et ornées de gravures

      Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, 1806. Deux volumes petit in - 12 (141 x 89 mm), maroquin vert à grain long, dos lisse finement orné, dentelle et filets entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure signée Simier). Orné d'un frontispice et 107 gravures. Texte latin en regard du français. Signature sur les pages de garde. Bel exemplaire (malgré quelques défauts d'usage et frottements, coins émoussés, nombreuses rousseurs). / / Two small 12 volumes (141 x 89 mm), green long - grained morocco, smooth spine nicely tooled, dentelle and fillet border on covers, roll on turns - in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (binding signed Simier). Illustrated with a frontispiece and 107 engravings. Latin text in front of French. Signature on end - papers. Nice copy (despite some defects of use and rubbings, corners used, numerous spots).

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        The works ... translated from the Greek. With copious elucidations from the best of his Greek commentators ... by Thomas Taylor

      London: printed for the translator ... by Robert Wilks, 1806. Beautiful, complete set of the first complete edition in English of Aristotle, limited to 50 sets only; rare. 11 volumes, 4to, full contemporary polished tan calf by J. Mackenzie, Bookbinder to the King; gilt leaf and flower borders on covers, gilt spines in 6 compartments, blue and citron morocco labels in 2, a.e.g., ribbon book marks; minor stains on some covers and a few scratches on the front cover of vol. 10, occasional minor foxing and browning, but generally a fine, handsome set. 1) The Organon, 1807, pp. [4], 844, signed in ink at the end by Thomas Taylor, and with A Brief Notice of Mr. Thomas Taylor, the Celebrated Platonist, with a Complete List of his Published Works, by J.J. Welsh, 8vo, 16pp., bound in at the front; 2) The Rhetoric, Poetic, and Nichomachean Ethics, 1811, pp. [4], xxviii, 604; 3) The Great and Eudemian Ethics, the Politics and Economics, 1811, pp. [4], viii, 535; 4) The Physics, 1806, pp. [4], xix, 575; signed by Taylor on the last page in ink, but the first name is smudged with blue ink, some neat and informed underlining and annotation in blue ink; 5) The Treatises on the Heavens, on Generation, and Corruption, and on Meteors, 1807, pp. [6], vii, [1], 608, folding plate of mathematical figures; 6) The History of Animals and Treatise on Physiognomy, 1809, pp. [4], xxi, [1], 487; 7) The Treatises on the Parts, and Progressive Motion of Animals, Problems; and His Treatise on Individual Lines, 1810, pp. [2], vii, [1], 607, [1], viii, 62 (addendum slip tipped onto the last page); 8) The Treatises on the Soul; on Sense and Sensibilities; on Memory and Reminiscence; on Sleep and Wakefulness; on Dreams; on Divination by Sleep; on the Common Motion of Animals; on the Generation of Animals; on the Length and Shortness of Life; on Youth and Old Age, Life and Death; and on Respiration, 1808, pp. [2], xlv, [1], 520; 9) The Metaphysics, 1812, pp. [4], xxix, [1], 686, folding plate, second edition (a first edition was published in 1801 - see below); 10) A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle, by Thomas Taylor, 1812, pp. xxviii, 577. This set includes an 11th volume being Taylor's first edition of The Metaphysics, 1801, pp. [4], lv, [1], 467, [1] containing an extensive introduction and notes not found in the second edition above. Lowndes, p. 68: "Of this valuable translation, the only complete one extant in the English language, fifty copies only were printed at the expense of William Meredith, Esq." Hoffmann I, 355.

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        The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack For the Year of our Lord 1806: Being The Second after Bissextile or Leap Year. Containing many useful and entertaining Particulars, peculiarly adapted to the ingenious Gentlemen engaged in the delightful Study and Practice of the Mathematicks. The Sixty-sixth Almanack published of this Kind; and the Fifty-fourth of the New Style in England.

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers By Nichols and Son.And Sold by George Greenhill. 1806 - 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. BOUND WITH: The Ladies' Diary: Or Woman's Almanack, for the Year of our Lord 1806. Containing New Improvements in Arts and Sciences, and Many Entertaining Particulars designed for the Use and Diversion of the Fair Sex. The Hundred-&-third Almanack published of this Kind. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, by J. Adlard.And sold by G. Greenhill., [1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48, with woodcut image of a lady on the title-page. BOUND WITH: Vox Stellarum: Or a Loyal Almanack For the Year of Human Redemption 1806. Being the Second after Leap Year. And the 46th of the Reign of his present Majesty. In which are contained All Things fitting for such a Work; as A Table of Terms and their Return. A remrkable Chronology; the Eclipses, And other Matters both profitable and curious. Observations on the Weather and Weather Glasses, Rain. And an Hieroglyphic adapted to the Time. By Francis Moore. London. Printed for Company of Stationers, And sold by George Greenhill. [1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. BOUND WITH: Merlinus Liberatus. An Almanack For the Year of our Redemption, 1806, Being the Bissextile, or Leap-Year; And from the Creation of the World, according to the best History, 5753, And the 117th of our Deliverance by K. William From Popery and Arbitrary Govenment; But the 111th from the Horrid, Popish, Jacobite Plots. By John Partridge. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers By William Thorne.And Sold by George Greenfield.[1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. BOUND WITH: Old Poor Robin, An Almanack, Composed of A Variety of Subjects, both Ancient and Modern; And, for the Reader's farther Entertainment, Part in Prose, Part in Verse; Part Narrative, Part Contemplative; Part Serious, Part Comick; for the Entertinment and Improved Mind, and adapted to the meanest Capacity. Being A new improved Edition of a very old Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1806. Written by Poor Robin, Knight of the Burnt-Island, and Well-wisher to the Mathematics. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, By G. Woodfall. And sold by George Greenhill. [1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. BOUND WITH: Speculum Anni: Or, Season on the Seasons. For the Year of our Lord 1806. Wherein you will find all Things necessary for such a Work; Sun and Moon's Rising and Setting.and other Novelties. By Henry Season. The Author's Seventy-third Impression. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, By G. Woodfall. And sold by George Greenhill. [1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. BOUND WITH: Atlas ouranios, The Coelestial Atlas; Or, A New Ephemeris For the Year of our Lord 1806. Wherein are contained The Heliocentrick and Geocentrick Places of the Planets, The Eclipses of the Luminaries. And some other remarkable Phenomena that will happen this Year. To which are added several useful Tables. By Robert White. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, By G. Woodfall. And sold by George Greenhill. [1806]. 12mo, 160 x 98 mms., pp. 48. 7 almanacs in one volume, all printed in 1806 and all printed in red and black, and with tabs or finding-strips at the fore-margin for each almanac, attractively bound in full straight-grain red morocco, gilt border on covers, all edges gilt, gilt spine (faded); a very good copy with the autograph "E. Bourne" on the recto of the second free end-paper and the autograph of "Mr. Davies" scored through. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Base du Système Mètrique Décimal, ou Mesure de l'Arc du Méridien compris entre les Parallèles de Dunkerque et Barcelone, exécutée en 1792 et Années suivantes. [With:] Recueil d'Observations Géodésiques, Astronomiques et Physiques, exécutées par Ordre du Bureau des Longitudes de France...pour déterminer la variation de la pesanteur et des degrés terrestres sur le prolongement du Méridien de Paris, faisant suite au troisième volume de la Base du Système métrique.

      Paris: Baudouin & Garnery, 1806-21. Rare complete set (in four volumes) of the foundation work of the metric system. PMM 260 (3 vols.); Norman 1481 (lacking half-titles). We know of just one other set with all four volumes and having the half-titles as here (Arago's copy, modern bindings). "In 1790, at the request of Talleyrand, the Academic des Sciences set up a commission to consider the problem of finding a fundamental unit of measurement to replace the Various diverse regional systems that had been in use throughout Europe for centuries. The members of the commission included J.C. Borda, Lagrange, Laplace, G. Monge and Condorcet. 'In 1791 they reported that the fundamental unit of length should be derived from a dimension of the earth: it should be the ten-millionth part of a quadrant of the earth's meridian extending between Dunkirk and Barcelona ... The Constituent Assembly set up a general commission of weights and measures to carry these proposals into effect and in 1795 a law was passed introducing the metric system into France with provisional standards' (PMM). The astronomers Delambre and Mechain were appointed to make accurate measurements of the meridian passing through Dunkirk and Barcelona, and their measurements were completed in 1799. The project had numerous delays, including France's political revolution, the tedious calculations in converting one system to another, and the death of Mechain in 1804. Delambre completed the final volume of their report in 1810." (Norman). 4 vols., 4to (244 x 195), bound in four uniform contemporary half calf bindings with morocco spine labels, capitals with old repairs, otherwise completely unsophisticated, fully complete: pp [4] [ii] 180, 551 and 8 plates; xxiv 844 and 11 plates; [iv] 4, 704 ,62 (index) and 9 plates; xxx 588 and 2 plates, some light spotting to a few plates, old rubber stamps to titles, fine and clean throughout. Rare.

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        Les tristes, ou mélanges tirés des tablettes d'un suicide

      First edition.Half green shagreen, spine in five compartments (faded), the fine raised bands with gilt edging, spine with blindstamped fleurons and gilt friezes, gilt date to foot, head of joints slightly rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, upper corners bumped. Internally good, practically no foxing. Rare. Chez Demonville Paris 1806 13,5x21,5cm relié

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        A Father’s Memoirs of His Child.

      8vo. London: printed for Longman; by T. Bensley, 1806. 8vo, iv, xlviii, 172 pp. With a frontispiece by Blake engraved by Cromek, and three plates (one folding). Original boards, a superb large-paper uncut copy with the original printed label still present. First edition, very uncommon in original state especially the large-paper issue. The text includes the first typographic printing of the poems “Laughing Song”, “The Divine Image”, “Holy Thursday”, “The Tiger”, and “I love the Jocund Dance”. In addition, the preface has a 23-page account of Blake, being the first biographical information on him ever printed. The text of this section was largely obtained from conversations with Blake himself. The child was Malkin’s son, apparently an infant prodigy who died at the age of seven. Bentley, Blake Books, p. 18 (a good note on the book) and #482.

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        Le due nuove Campane di Campidoglio benedette dalla Santità di Pio VII, descritte, con varie notizie sopra i Campanili e sopra ogni sorta di Orologi ed un'appendice di Monumenti. Roma, presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1806

      Fulgoni, 1806. in-4, pp.XVI, 200, pregiata legatura coeva piena pelle marmorizzata, bordura oro sui piatti, dorso a nervi con titolo e fegi oro, tagli a spruzzo. Bell'antiporta figurato inciso a piena pagina con veduta parziale del Campidoglio, piccola veduta intera della medesima piazza inc. sul titolo, due vignette nel testo. Dedica dell'a. a Pio VII. Nella parte seconda del volume, i capitoli IX-XXVI sono interamente dedicati alla storia e descrizione degli orologi di ogni tipo (invenzione, solari, pubblici di varie città italiane e straniere, orologi ad acqua, a polvere, a pendolo, orologio oltramontano, cronometri, scrittori sugli orologi, etc.). Importante trattato sulle macchine del tempo. In questa, come in altre opere, il Cancellieri (Roma 1751-1826) dà prova della propria vasta cultura eclettica. Bell'esemplare, con invio autografo "Ex Dono Auctoris" alla sguardia.

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        A Treatise On Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residences: And On The Choice Of Situations Appropriate To Every Class Of Purchasers. In All Which The Object In View Is To Unite In A Better Manner Than Has Hitherto Been Done. Etc...

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, And Orme, 1806. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary marbled boards rebacked in modern leather, raised bands, red leather spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols. 721 pages and (4 leaves -- Index, Directions to the Binder, and Errata). Half titles, 32 engraved plates, one double-page, one with overslip. The major theoretical work of Loudon's early (pre-rheumatic fever) period, strongly advocating the ideas of Uvedale Price and critical of those of Capability Brown. The appendix is an inspired criticism of Repton's writings and his "mode of shewing effects by slides and sketches, and structures on his opinions and practice in landscape gardening." His first criticism recanted, he recognized Repton's achievements and gave fresh currency to his theories by reprinting all his works in one volume. [See: COLVIN pp. 524-525]. Loudon was correctly described by his American admirer A. J. Downing as "the most distinguished gardening author of the age." ARCHER 191.1. Some foxing and offsetting but generally clean, corner wear.

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        The Scientific Library; or, Repository of Useful and Polite Literature: comprising Astronomy, Geography, Mythology, Ancient History, Modern History, and Chronology

      London: J. Wallis, 1806. Six duodecimo volumes. (10), 136; (8), 152; (8), (158); (8), 168; (8), 138; (8), 132pp. First edition. Each volume with wood-engraved frontispiece. Following the success of John Marshall's miniature libraries, the publisher John Wallis, together with his son and John Harris, issued three box sets of their own, thereby expanding from the realm of the intricately engraved geographic games for which they had been known. This is the third of the Wallis box sets, and it contains a broad compendium of information about a variety of subjects. As with other juvenile boxed libraries of the early 19th century, this set often appears without the box: indeed, over the last thirty years, only two sets have come to auction with their original boxes. This set retains its original wood box with scrolling fretwork at the top, presenting the appearance of a small bookcase, and a colored engraving on the sliding wood lid. The first two volumes have been expertly rebacked, and the remaining volumes are in the original roan-backed boards, the corners of which show light wear. Overall, a remarkably fine, bright set, quite rare in its box. (Alderson 14; Moon 810).

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        THE SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY; or, Repository of Useful and Polite Literature: comprising Astronomy, Geography, Mythology, Ancient History, Modern History, and Chronology. In six volumes.

      Six volumes, bound as three, each with an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full calf, gilt. Bindings: 13 x 8.3 cm. Off-setting from frontispieces; bindings a little rubbed; inscription on front endpaper of volume I reads, '3 vols: 1£/8s. Charles Hunt junr, bought these volumes at Bridlington Quay, Yorkshire: August 21: 1810.' A very good set. Moon 810. This was originally offered jointly by Wallis and Harris in a wooden box, each volume bound in quarter roan.

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        FORTUNE'S FOOTBALL. Most humbly dedicated, by permission, to the young family of the Right Honble Lady Ann Hudson.

      120 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Later quarter calf over marbled boards; black label gilt to spine. 14.5 x 9 cm. First edition. Moon 75.A very good copy of a scarce and unusual work for children, which takes the form of an autobiography. The author was born in 1750, and by the age of 13 had been involved in a series of accidents which left him partly disabled. He became a mezzotint engraver, and later obtained the friendship and patronage of Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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        Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV. Newly Translated from the French Edition, with Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. 12 volumes, complete. Rebacked. Bound in calf. xv, cxii, 315; xv, 476; xiii, 383; xv, 459; xii, 384; xv, 387; xi, 414; xiv, 374; xvi, 372; x, 380; xi, 379; viii, 197, (132)pp. A prose chronicle of the Hundred Years' War written in the 14th century by Jean Froissart (1337-1405). Thomas Johnes (1748-1816) was an agriculturist and translator. "In 1802 Johnes set up a printing press at Pwllpeiran, some distance from the main house. Encouraged by his many literary friends, including George Cumberland, Robert Anderson, and Lord Chancellor Thurlow, he embarked on a prolific career as a translator of the medieval French chronicles...Despite Johnes's rather tame (and in Walter Scott's words, 'over-genteel') style, he remains the only man to have undertaken the formidable task of translating Froissart's Chronicles in their entirety, and the appearance of subsequent editions until 1906 testifies to their worth." - ODNB Condition: Very good. Bumped and rubbed. Tidemarks to the first few pages of volume II. Occasional spots. Some foxing to volume IV. Some pages of the index are unopened. Minor offsetting to some of the endpapers. Small section of worming to the pastedown of volume XI only. Small pencil inscription to the front pastedown of volume I.

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

      - [Op. 4]. 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." - [Op. 15]. 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. - [Op. 30]. 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. - [Op. 13]. 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. - [Op. 45]. 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. - [Op. 29]. 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." Clive Brown in Grove Music Online.

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