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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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        Asiatic researches : Or, Transactions of the society instituted in Bengal, for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, of Asia. [Volumes 1-10, lacking volume 6)

      London : Printed for J. Sewell ; Vernor and Hood ; J. Cuthell ; J. Walker ; R. Lea ; Lackington, Allen, and Co. ; Otridge and Son ; R. Faulder ; and J. Scatcherd, 1806-1811 - 'Printed verbatim from the Calcutta edition.' 9 vols. bound in leather with marbled edges. with rubbed corners & spines, vol X with an 8cm section of spine partly detached. front cover of vol. 9 is partly detached. xvi + 483p, 497p, 496p, 436p, xi + 428p, viii + 508p, 469p, 538p & 547p : 22cm. All volumes contain multiple illustrations, maps & charts (some folding, some colour). occasional foxing throughout, some water staining affects the edges of the endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, And Orme, London 1806 - 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. Contemporary marbled boards rebacked in modern leather, raised bands, red leather spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        République des Champs Élysées ou Monde ancien Ouvrage dans lequel on démontre principalement: Que les Champs Élysées et l'Enfer des Anciens sont le nom d'une ancienne République d'hommes justes et religieux située à l'extrémité septentrionale de la Gaule, et surtout dans les îles du Bas-Rhin; que cet Enfer a été le premier sanctuaire de l'initiation aux Mystères et qu'Ulysse y a été initié; ... que les Élysiens nommés aussi sous d'autres rapports, Atlantes, Hyperboréens, Cimmériens, &c, ont civilisé les anciens peuples, y compris les Égyptiens et les Grecs; que les Dieux de la Fable ne sont que les emblêmes des institutions sociales de l'Elysée; ... que les poètes Homère et Hésiode sont originaires de la Belgique..., Ouvrage Posthume.

      Gand, imp. P.-F. de Goesin-Verhaeghe, 1806, 3 vol. in 8°, de 38pp.-266pp. 2 ff. XLVIIIpp. 1f. & 1 f. 251pp. 2 ff. XLIpp. & 1f. 266pp. 1 f. LVIIIpp., demi-percal. mouchetée époque, p. de t. rouge, bel exemplaire frais à toutes marges. Ouvrage très rare, tiré à très petit nombre. Oeuvre paradoxale et excentrique où l'on trouve à côté d'intéressants chapitres sur l'initiation et l'antiquité, des bizarreries du genre qu'Homère et Hésiode sont belges (sic). « Curieux ouvrage d'une grande rareté, rempli de vues extraordinaires sur les mystères ésotériques de l'antiquité. On peut dire de cette étonnante production intellectuelle, qu'elle est aussi puissante en son genre que le fameux ouvrage de Bébescourt sur les Mystères du Christianisme et que ces deux traités, également difficiles à rencontrer, forment comme des penchants destinés, à l'insu de leurs auteurs, à se compléter l'un par l'autre. De Grave démontre qu'il y eut une Église Élyséenne primitive, laquelle fut le berceau des arts, des sciences et de leur voile mythologique, et que les Élyséens qui furent la race perdue des Atlantes, ont civilisé les anciens peuples, dont les Égyptiens. Ainsi les dieux des mythologies antiques furent les emblèmes des institutions sociales et intellectuelles de la mystérieuse Atlantide. Il y a là une mine des plus intéressantes de documents neufs basés sur un savoir philosophique et philologique immense, le tout bien fait pour satisfaire les rares amateurs d'incontestables curiosités, qui ont le bonheur de posséder un tel ouvrage » d'après Thiébaud. ¶ Brunet Fous Littéraires p. 92 "Une vaste érudition. Fort intempestivement déployée, s'étale dans cet amas de rêveries" - Blavier fous p.167 - Gattefossé & Roux Bibliographie de l'Atlantide, n°503 - Caillet 4756 - Guaïta n°629 - Eluard-Valette cat. Utopies n°143 "travail gigantesque et délirant décodage..." - Versins utopie 416B.

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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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        A Sporting Tour through various parts of France, in the year 1802, including a concise description of the sporting establishments, mode of hunting, and other field-amusements as practised in that country with general observations on the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, Husbandry and Commerce: strictures on the customs and manners of the French people; with a view of the comparative advantages of Sporting in France and England. In a series of letters to the Right Hon. the Earl of Darlington.2 vols.

      4to, pp. lxvi, 168, [4]; xii, 260, [12]. additional engraved vignette titles, 46 aquatint plates (10 folding), 6 engraved plates, 2 leaves of musical notation, clean and free from the usual off-setting, half polished calf, marbled boards, rebacked to style, spines lettered gilt direct, very appealing.

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        Geschichte der Bekleidung, Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung des Königlich Preußischen Heeres

      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)

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        Portraits. Fürst Ferdinand Maximilian zu Ysenburg-Büdingen-Wächtersbach und seiner Ehefrau geb. Prinzessin Augusta Marie Gertrude von Hanau (1829-1887). Zwei Zeichnungen (Gegenstücke) des Ehepaares, wohl in Grisaille Technik, beide signiert unten rechts "Fr. Roux jun. Cassel".

      Jeweils in Passepartout (Bildausschnitt: ca. 50 x 40 cm). Je in ovalem altem Stuckrahmen (Rahmen: 85 x 75 cm, die Rahmen etwas beschädigt). *Bei dem Künstler handelt es sich wohl um den Kasseler Maler und Fotografen Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Theodor Roux (1806-1880) "Vielbeschäftigter Pastellbildnismaler von technisch routinierter, naturalistisch nüchterner biedermeierlichen Haltung" (Thieme-Becker 29, S. 122). Beide Werke sind in roter Tinte signiert "Fr. Roux junior, Cassel" also möglicherweise auch ein Sohn des Johann Friedrich Roux (über den aber nichts bekannt ist). Die beiden Bildnisse (vermutlich Grisaillemalerei oder Mischtechnik) sind im Stile einer realistischen Fotografie gemalt. Der Rahmen rückseitig mit zeitgenöss. Bezeichnung in Handschrift "Fürst Ferdinand Maximilian zu Ysenburg" (Datierung also nach 1865). - Der Graf Ferdinand Maximilian III zu Isenburg und Büdingen wurde 1865 in den Fürstenstand erhoben und nannte sich ab 1865 "Ferdinand-Maximillian I." - Augusta Marie Gertrude von Hanau war die unehelich geborene älteste Tochter des Kurfürsten Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Hessen-Kassel (18021875) und seiner erst späteren Ehefrau Gertrude, spätere Fürstin von Hanau und zu Horowitz (18031882). Augusta Marie Gertrude wurde nach der Eheschließung der Eltern von ihrem leiblichen Vater Friedrich Wilhelm zur Gräfin Schaumburg und später zur Prinzessin von Hanau erhoben. Sie heiratete 1849 den Grafen Ferdinand Maximillian. - Die beiden vorliegenden Portraits sind wohl die einzigen oder eines der wenigen erhaltenen Bildnisse des Ehepaares der ehemals reichen Fürstendynastie von Ysenburg.

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        Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

      German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown or ochre wash drawings, and 1 watercolour, showing ships, nautical instruments, portraits, Indians, hydro-biological matter, fishes, birds, coastal sceneries, landscapes, geological structures and plants. 8vo (160 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt edges, preserved in a brown half morocco box. The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America. Ernst von Bibra (Schwebheim 1806 - Nüremberg 1872) was a famous naturalist and traveller and one of the early pioneers writing on psychoactive drugs. As a result of his voyage he published his 'Reise in Südamerika' in 1854. The title of the present manuscript has the following device: 'Wen(n) Euch nicht gefällt was ich hier gezeichnet, so ist mir das gleich. Ist auch solches nicht desshalb geschehen, sondern nur damit ich selbst eine Erin(n)erung habe, an das, so ich in fremden Lande gesehen' [When you do not like what I have written, I do not care. It is not for you, but to have a recollection what I have seen in foreign countries]./Almost all drawings have pencil annotations many with dates, starting 14.4. (18)49 ending 4.7.(18)50./The first drawing shows an early bronze of an animal in the Bremen cathedral; followed by portraits of probably crew members or passengers (Lamers, Friedmann, Kunitz, Kühn and others); profiles of the coast of Portland (England); medusa; a flying fish; the coast of Brasil; the coast near Rio de Janeiro; several drawings showing the harbour entrance of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings; a detailed landscape with palm trees, agaves and mountains signed Rio de Janeiro 27.6.49; several detailed drawings of Cape Horn; the coast of Chile (Valdivia & Conception); Valparaiso seen from the sea; a view of Valparaiso town and harbour; 2 drawings of an aloe; la casa del Caballero Michael Dores; a view of the Cordillera; a camp with tent, rifle, fire etc. in the Cordillera; illustrations of the island 'mas a fuerta'; the harbour of Porto Coral; an old Spanish chapel of Porto Coral; several plates of indians; a skull of a whale; a view of Tocopilla; detailed study of porphyry rocks; a view from the roof of the hotel in Callas; some exotic fruit; an old Peruvian mummy; a shark; crustacea; several exotic fishes; a number of plates of evertebrates with the longitude and latitude; the Eddystone lighthouse; a section of 6 plates with a separate ornamental title 'Nautica' portraying a ship, sails and ship equipment.//Bibra wrote several scientific works regarding his voyage, one of which 'Beiträge zur naturgeschichte von Chile' was published in the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften' 1853. On the first page he mentions that he will consult his [the here offered] 'Tage- und Skizzenbuch' [diary- sketchbook] in writing the article. Plate vii 'Fernsicht von der hohen Cordillera über das Flachland von Chile bis zur Küsten-Cordillera' is an exact copy of a plate found in his sketchbook. On page 95 of his article he writes 'Ich habe eine Zeichnung an Ort und Stelle zu entwerfen gesucht ... und habe sie auf Taf. vii, beigegeben [I made a drawing on the spot, which is shown on plate vii].//Ernst von Bibra studied law, chemistry, and medicine at the University of Würzburg. In 1824 he inherited the family estate, allowing him to travel and study without worrying about money. In 1855 he published 'Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch'. The work is based on his experience in South America and became a pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society. Drawing on his own travel experience as well as the writings of his predecessors, Baron Ernst von Bibra devotes a full chapter to each of seventeen plants, ranging from such mild stimulants as coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerfull narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. This classic text on the use of mind-altering plants was translated into English and still is a famous and classic text.

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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

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1806. 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. . Very Good. Full Calf. Second Edition. 1806. 4to..

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        A Voyage to South America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces etc on that Extensive Continent. Translated from the original Spanish By John Adams

      Stockdale, London 1806 - 2 vols. With folding plates & maps. In fine contemporary full tree calf binding, hinges cracked but holding. Neat gilt crest on spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General-Charte von Australien. Nach den neuesten Entdeckungs-Reisen und astronomischen Bestim(m)ungen neu entworfen und gezeichnet. Revidirt im April 1806.

      Weimar: Geogr. Institut dat. 1806 - Grenzkolorierter Kupferstich, 61 x 46 cm. Breitrandig, sehr gut erhalten. In very good condition, with wide margins. * Tooley, Australia 1001. Eine der frühen Australien-Karten (erstmals 1801 erschienen), die bereits fast vollständig die Küstenkonturen zeigt (eine Lücke nur noch in der Region der später gegründeten Stadt Adelaide). Das Kartenbild reicht bis Indonesien, Philippinen, Sandwich-Islands (Hawaii), Gesellschafts-Inseln, Pitcairn, Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) und Neuseeland. Oben rechts runde Titelkartusche mit Autoren- und Verlagsangabe. An den Küsten Australiens sind erste geographische Erkenntnisse eingraviert: "Hohe rote Spitze", "Unfruchtbares Land", "Unbewohnte wasserlose Gegend", "Dürres Land mit einzelnen Bäumen", "Geographen-Bay", "Nuyt's Entdeckung" (=Nullarbor Plain), "Dreyeinigkeits-Berg" (bei Cape Tribulation), "Warnungs-Berg" und "Spitze der Gefahr" etc. One of the earliest special maps of Australia. In the coast regions are engraved many short mentions about the unhabitated waterless landscape, unfertile soil, dry lands with lone trees, etc. The whole of the south coast is filled in. . The shape of New Guinea is completely altered. (T.). 2nd edition (first publ. 1801). (#4981AG)

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        Mein Sommer 1805

      Leipzig, Verlag Fr. Steinacker, 1806, Leipzig - 262 S., marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, erste Ausgabe.seltener Reisebericht. Guter Zustand mit Bleistiftanmerkungen am Rand und Unterstreichungen im Text [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson 15 volume set

      Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, James McCliesh and Wm.Blackwood. Covers rubbed with marking. Splits & nicks in some outer hinge ends (chip at vol.9 heel ) . Title labels missing. Inscribed. Slight age darkening. Lightly browned and foxed endpapers & prelims. Inscribed. Owner's name on label on front pastedown. Annotations on rear pastedown. Contents in VG condition without dust jacket. Two sides untrimmed. Tightly bound set. 1806. 'New' edition. Leather cover with gilt decorated spines. 160mm x 105mm (6" x 4"). .

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        Codice di Napoleone il Grande per il Regno d?Italia. Edizione originale e la sola ufficiale.

      Milano, Stamperia Reale 1806 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Canadien 1806 - 1810

      Charles Roi, Québec 1806 - Fort in-4. Paginations diverses. Reliure récente de qualité. 177 numéros de cet important journal politique, un numéro manquant, le no. 44 de la troisième année, les autres numéros manquants correspondant à ceux indiqués par Hare et Wallot. Exemplaire d'Édouard Bacquet (1794-1833), avocat, puis juge. Exemplaire enrichi de nombreuses pièces historiques. Description détaillée sur demande. Journal politique se portant à la défense des Canadiens français, ses propriétaires seront emprisonnés pour trahison. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Paternoster Row and Johnson & Co. St. Paul's [1806].. Second edition. 3 vols. gr.-8. XIV (2) 440 S., 16 Bll. (Index); VI, 468; VI (2) 552 S. Mit je 1 gest. Titel, 1 Titelportr., 8 (dav. 5 gefalt.) Kupfertaf., 1 gef. Kupferkarte. OPbde. Unaufgeschn. Einbde. berieb. 1 Deckel lose.

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        [Spitzenbildchen] - Sancta Helena.

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1806]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca.11,8 x 7,8 cm [Blatt]. Altkoloriertes und goldgehöhtes Spitzenbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Im Rahmenbereich auf der Rückseite beschrieben, daort auch datiert 1806 anläßlich des Todes der M. A. Helena Baumeister. - Rand alt beschnitten, im Bereich der Spitze eine Falte dadurch etw. knittrig sowie Fehlstelle (ca. 2 x 0,5 cm). - Entzückende Spitzenarbeit. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        Spitzenbildchen] - Sancta Helena.

      Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca.11,8 x 7,8 cm [Blatt]. Altkoloriertes und goldgehöhtes Spitzenbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Im Rahmenbereich auf der Rückseite beschrieben, daort auch datiert 1806 anläßlich des Todes der M. A. Helena Baumeister. - Rand alt beschnitten, im Bereich der Spitze eine Falte dadurch etw. knittrig sowie Fehlstelle (ca. 2 x 0,5 cm). - Entzückende Spitzenarbeit.

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        THE MAGIC LANTERN; or, Amusing and Instructive Exhibitions for Young People. With eleven coloured engravings. By the authoress of Short Stories, Summer Rambles, The red and Black Book, &c. &c. Price 6s. half-bound.

      [2], 200, [2 ad's] pages. Eleven hand-coloured engravings. Original half untitled red sheep gilt over plain buff boards.177 x 110mm. First edition. Spine restored; some light marking and creasing; else a very good copy of a very scarce and charming title from Tabart, the unusual illustrations designed to imitate a magic lantern image projected upon a white background. Moon 151. This title was reprinted in America by Benjamin Johnson of Philadelphia, in 1807.

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        Travels from Buenos Ayres By Potosi to Lima

      

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        A Father's Memoirs of His Child.

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Brigand de Venise

      Paris, Dentu, 1806, in 12, de 2ff. 271pp., demi-veau brun moderne genre ancien, dos lisse à filets dorés, p. de titre rouge, très nombreuses rousseurs et tâches en marge. Rarissime édition originale de la traduction française de "The Bravo of Venice" (1804). C'est une adaptation faite par M. G. Lewis du très célèbre Abaellino, der grosse Bandit de Johann H. Daniel Zschokke. C'est l'ouvrage le plus connu de Lewis après Le Moine, un classique parmi les les romans d'aventure et d'amour: un jeune noble est spolié de ses biens par un infâme personnage et se retrouve à Venise, afin de se venger. Il en profite pour déjouer un complot contre le Doge, et écumer la ville de ses brigands. Il finit par trouver l'amour en la personne de la propre nièce du Doge. ¶ Loliée cat. romans noirs n°324 "Edit. originale française d'un roman de toute rareté. L'action se passe à Venise et les crimes et conspirations y abondent." - Oberlé cat. Romans noirs n° 25: "D'une grande rareté." - Killen pp. 39-61.

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        Histoire de la guerre de la Vendée et des Chouans, depuis son origine jusqu'à la pacification de 1800

      First edition, illustrated with a large folding map colors enhanced by the theater of war.Binders in full sheepskin rooted blonde time. Back smooth decorated with 4 irons and rollers. Parts of titles in red morocco, and volume numbers in black leather. Mors top of Volume 3 slotted head. 5 blunted corners and bare. All very rubbed. Chez Giguet et Michaud A Paris 1806 in-8 (12,5x20cm) 438pp. et 462pp. et 470pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        In morte di Carlo Imbonati. Versi di Alessandro Manzoni a Giulia Beccaria sua madre

      Per Nicolò Bettoni Tipografo dipartimentale, Brescia 1806 - 20 cm, copertina muta recente, numeri delle pagine incorniciati; pp. 15, (1). Manca al Parenti e al Vismara che cita la 1° edizione di Didot e quella di Destefanis ambedue del 1806 Ottimo e fresco esemplare

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        Portraits of the Whole of the Royal Family, Engraved from the Original Pictures by Her Majesty's Most Gracious Permission to Whom They Are Humbly Dedicated by Her Dutiful and Obedient Servant E. Harding.

      London: (1806). Folio. (21) ff. A handsome color stipple album of the Hapsburg family starting with two poses of King George III and continuing with likenesses of nineteen others, including Prince Octavus, who died at the age of four, and Princess Charlotte of Wales, who has a small golden bird perched on her outstretched hand. All color plates executed principally by Beechy and Bourlier. Title-page has a small etching of a scene of Windsor Castle, which is signed by G. Nash. With two pages of advertisements tipped-in after title-page, and one smaller formal portrait of Prince Octavus tipped-in between two others. The paper is watermarked 1802. Bound in one-quarter green morocco and boards with title and emblems gilt-stamped in compartments on spine. Corners bumped and spine slightly worn. Occasional light foxing throughout, but still a fine, bright, rich example of color stipple printing. All edges decorated with a red striped pattern. (Abbey 298).

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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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         République des Champs Élysées ou Monde ancien Ouvrage dans lequel on démontre principalement: Que les Champs Élysées et l'Enfer des Anciens sont le nom d'une ancienne République d'hommes justes et religieux située à l'extrémité septentrionale de la Gaule, et surtout dans les îles du Bas-Rhin; que cet Enfer a été le premier sanctuaire de l'initiation aux Mystères et qu'Ulysse y a été initié; ... que les Élysiens nommés aussi sous d'autres rapports, Atlantes, Hyperboréens, Cimmériens, &c, ont civilisé les anciens peuples, y compris les Égyptiens et les Grecs; que les Dieux de la Fable ne sont que les emblêmes des institutions sociales de l'Elysée; ... que les poètes Homère et Hésiode sont originaires de la Belgique..., Ouvrage Posthume.

      Gand, imp. P.-F. de Goesin-Verhaeghe, 1806, 3 vol. in 8°, de 38pp.-266pp. 2 ff. XLVIIIpp. 1f. & 1 f. 251pp. 2 ff. XLIpp. & 1f. 266pp. 1 f. LVIIIpp., demi-percal. mouchetée époque, p. de t. rouge, bel exemplaire frais à toutes marges. Ouvrage très rare, tiré à très petit nombre. Oeuvre paradoxale et excentrique où l'on trouve à côté d'intéressants chapitres sur l'initiation et l'antiquité, des bizarreries du genre qu'Homère et Hésiode sont belges (sic). « Curieux ouvrage d'une grande rareté, rempli de vues extraordinaires sur les mystères ésotériques de l'antiquité. On peut dire de cette étonnante production intellectuelle, qu'elle est aussi puissante en son genre que le fameux ouvrage de Bébescourt sur les Mystères du Christianisme et que ces deux traités, également difficiles à rencontrer, forment comme des penchants destinés, à l'insu de leurs auteurs, à se compléter l'un par l'autre. De Grave démontre qu'il y eut une Église Élyséenne primitive, laquelle fut le berceau des arts, des sciences et de leur voile mythologique, et que les Élyséens qui furent la race perdue des Atlantes, ont civilisé les anciens peuples, dont les Égyptiens. Ainsi les dieux des mythologies antiques furent les emblèmes des institutions sociales et intellectuelles de la mystérieuse Atlantide. Il y a là une mine des plus intéressantes de documents neufs basés sur un savoir philosophique et philologique immense, le tout bien fait pour satisfaire les rares amateurs d'incontestables curiosités, qui ont le bonheur de posséder un tel ouvrage » d'après Thiébaud. ¶ Brunet Fous Littéraires p. 92 "Une vaste érudition. Fort intempestivement déployée, s'étale dans cet amas de rêveries" - Blavier fous p.167 - Gattefossé & Roux Bibliographie de l'Atlantide, n°503 - Caillet 4756 - Guaïta n°629 - Eluard-Valette cat. Utopies n°143 "travail gigantesque et délirant décodage..." - Versins utopie 416B.

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        An essay on the principle of population;

      Two vols., 8vo., xvi505(61) and vii(i)559(1)pp., complete with the two half-titles, intermittent very slight spotting and dampmarking, contemporary sprinkled calf, professionally rebacked, spines gilt with labels lettered gilt. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: London: J. Johnson,Year: 1806Edition: Kress B.5067. Goldsmiths 19210. Einaudi 3669. Mattioli 2208.

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        Substance of the debates on a resolution for abolishing the slave trade : which was moved in the House of Commons on the 10th June, 1806, and in the House of Lords on the 24th June, 1806 with, etc.

      London: Printed and sold by Phillips and Fardon 1806 - xi, 216 pp., folding plate of the interior of the slave ship; original boards, now lacking the front cover and any prelims; an occasional light smudge or soil mark to the margins, text age-toned, otherwise internally clean with the folding plate in very good condition. Photos available upon request.

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        SCRIPTURE LESSONS, Designed to Accompany a Series of Prints from the Old Testament. By Mrs. Trimmer.

      xi, 239 pages. Illustrated with 64 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, sometime re-backed in calf. Plates dated 1797, but the address given at the end of the book is Fleet Street, one that Marshall moved to in 1806. A very nice copy with very attractively coloured plates.

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        Rapport du Jury sur les produits de l'industrie française, présenté à S.E.M. de Champagny, ministre de l'Intérieur ; précédé du procès-vergal des opérations du Jury.

      de l'Imprimerie impériale, A Paris 1806 - In-8 de (2)-XV-304 pp., demi-basane, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés (relié vers 1860). Quatrième exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française organisée par Chaptal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate XXX. [Millet's minion, Super royal and the Double swalsh peaches.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica.

      London. 1806. Color aquatint with added handcolor, plate mark 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Remains of adhesive tape at upper edge of verso from previous matting (not visible from recto), a couple of tiny foxed spots in margin, light toning to margins (just outside platemark)from previous matting. There is some fading to the color, but this is still a striking image. This exquisite print is from the first, folio, edition of George Brookshaw's lavish production "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other." This magnificent work of 90 plates was published in 1812, although the plates are dated between 1804 and 1812, having been issued in parts over that period. The plates were printed in color by the aquatint process, with some stipple, and then highlighted with handcolor. This plate (number 30) is a lovely image of three peaches, each with a leaf and blossoms, with a two tone background showing off the printer's skill.

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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.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        A SEQUEL TO THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. Illustrated with engravings, on copper-plate. By another hand.

      14 engraved unnumbered leaves, including title and dedication, all printed upon one side of the paper only. Original wrappers dated 1806. First edition. Spine repaired; corners a little worn; name on title; else a very good copy of this sequel to Sarah Martin's original tale and her continuation by the unknown 'W.F.' Moon 562(1) records no copies in original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Jeu de Cartes Geographiques...

      Lille: chez Vanackere and Paris, chez Nicolle, c. 1806. Geographical card game, consisting of 48 cards measuring 105 x 70 mm, each illustrated with a small round engraving by Pierre-François Godard, together with a folded sheet with introduction and rules for the game, and a folded world map (190 x 310 mm; entitled "Planisphere ou carte reduite du globe terrestre. A l'usage du jeu de cartes Geographique. Par J.B. Poirson, ingen. geogra. en Janv. 1806"); in original marbled paper box (slightly rubbed), with engraved title sheet pasted on front. Rare children's card game designed to teach the geography of the world, complete with the original suite of 48 delicately engraved cards describing the nations and regions of the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.Each card gives a short description of a country or geographical area accompanied by a small engraving of the inhabitants. The game kit includes a printed world map, and also a sheet explaining the rules of the game. According to these rules, children had to show where the area described on their card was located on the supplied map, thereby linking the printed information with an understanding of the global geography.The scope of the cards is impressive - aside from European countries, there are cards treating exotic places in far flung Asia, South America and Africa. Of special interest are the two last cards in the series. The first is titled "Isles d'Amerique", and treats the islands of the South Seas including the Solomon Islands, Hawaii and Tahiti (with brief mention of its discovery by Bougainville and some praise: 'célèbre par sa beauté, sa fertilité, et les moeurs douces de ses inhabitans'). The last card in the deck - "Terres Polaires et Australes" - treats the antipodes and includes specific mention of the penal colony at Botany Bay. The text incorrectly locates Van Diemen's Land within New Holland (although the map correctly depicts the island south of the Australian continent), reflecting vague understanding of the region in the early nineteenth century.Games such as this marvellous example are rarely seen complete and well preserved given their nature, intended audience, and many separate parts. This is a lovely set, with both the cards, map and printed sheet beautifully preserved within the original publisher's card case.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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 rubbed and worn; 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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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