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

      Chez Demonville. 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 Voyage to the Eastern Part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main, in South America, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804...

      New York: I. Riley and Co. 1806. Three volumes, octavo, large folding map with closed tear at the fold, with light browning and foxing typical of American books of the era, but here unusually moderate; a very good set in attractive contemporary marbled sheep (scuffed, joints rubbed) original green morocco labels a little chipped. This scarce New York publication is the first edition in English of this 'important account of Venezuela giving a description of the country and people and also accounts of growth and production of cocoa, indigo, sugar, cotton, coffee, and tobacco' (Hill).From 1801 to 1804 François Depons lived in Venezuela, where he worked as a political and diplomatic correspondent of the French government. His account, which he began in Caracas and completed in France, is of great historical importance, providing the first modern vision of Hispanic America. It describes the history, conquest, topography, political and commercial life, customs and manners of the Spanish and Indians, and finance, in the various provinces in the Caribbean under control of the Captain-General of Caracas including the provinces of Venezuela, Maracaibo, Spanish Guiana, Cumana and the Isle of Margaretta.The account was first published in Paris in 1806. This translation of the same year, which was attributed to "a gentleman" was, in fact, Washington Irving's first published work, which he completed in collaboration with his brother Peter, and George Caines. A London edition followed in 1807. Map closed tear at the fold with closed tear at the fold, with light browning and foxing typical of American books of the era.

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        A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of their Works.

      London: John Scott, 1806. Five volumes, octavo; with 149 engraved portrait plates; contemporary binding of dark green straight grain morocco, ornately gilt; armorial bookplates. A very attractive set of this major literary work by Walpole: although his literary reputation rests principally upon his voluminous correspondence, he also produced a number of substantial books, including this with its useful collection of biographical accounts and engraved portraits. As a carefully researched and honest assessment of the literary contributions of a significant number of lesser-known writers (figures whose rank in society was generally greater than their reputations and abilities as authors), the work is of particular value. The set offered here is a appealing example of a decorated binding from the early nineteenth century. An excellent set.

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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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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the Psalter, Or Psalms of David.

      Alexander Ming (Successor to Hugh Gaine), New-York 1806 - First Edition. Tall Octavo. Contemporary full leather, with black leather spine label. The Book of Common Prayer for American Protestants. Good, front cover detached, loss to top spine end and some loss to lower spine end and cover corner; 5 inch crack along spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro Camaldolese descritto ed illustrato...

      Venice: 1806. Folio, folding map, engraved plate; contemporary calf, spine in compartments with gilt bands. Fra Mauro's mappamundi (1457) is approximately two metres in diameter, was drawn on parchment and mounted on wood. It is full of detail, carefully coloured, and annotated with many legends. Though the coasts are drawn in a style recalling that of the portolan charts, the effect is definitely that of a mappamundi, not a nautical chart, especially as it is oriented with the south at the head. It is the most important of fifteenth-century maps, the last important pre-Columbian map of the world, and it represents the culmination of medieval cartography on the eve of the Renaissance. His delineation of Ethiopia, though unduly spread over a wide area, is wonderfully correct, and shows the Sinus Aethiopicus by which Henry the Navigator thought he could reach Ethiopia and so "Prester John." It is in his map that the greatest influence of the Marco Polo narratives is seen before printed editions began to be disseminated; he was able, by personal intercourse, to gather additional information from Nicolo de' Conti, who had returned from the east in 1440, and it is also of special interest in showing that, at least forty years before the Portuguese reached India, Arab sailing directions covering the east coast of Africa, India, and the seas beyond to the vicinity of Sumatra, were available in western Europe.It 'uniquely fused the three predominant medieval map forms--the portolan chart, the mappamundi and the Ptolemaic atlas--with knowlegde drawn from the latest maritime exploration to create what was, in effect, a compendium of current knowledge about the world. It is both an authoritative cartographic source and a supremely imaginative and beautifully realised vision of the extent of the world in the pre-Columbian period' (Mapping our World). Very little is known about Fra Mauro (c. 1390-1459?) save that he was a lay member of the Camaldolese order at the monastery of San Michele di Murano near Venice and remained there all his life. He was celebrated after his death as as cosmographus incomparabilis, or cosmographer without peer.Zurla's handsome work is the earliest on Fra Mauro's map and the first to include a reproduction of it in bookform. Placido Zurla (1769-1834) had a unique insight into Mauro's monumental achievement as at the age of 18 he had joined the same Camaldolese order as Fra Mauro and as Librarian, had access to Mauro's map. Fra Mauro's map was the centrepiece of the 2013 Mapping our world exhibition: the first time in over 5 centuries the map had left Venice and this is the indispensable first substantial reference work on it. Some light foxing, but a fine copy.

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

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

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        Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie, gesammelt auf einer Reise nach den Tropen-Ländern des neuen Kontinents, in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 und 1804, von Al. von Humboldt und A. Bonpland. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von A. von Humboldt.

      Tübingen / Paris: Cotta / Levrault, Schoell & Co, 1806. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Tübingen: Cotta / Paris: Levrault, Schoell & Co. 1806-1808. Folio (340 x 268 mm). x, 212 pp. incl. first blank, plus 14 engraved plates (of which 2 coloured and 2 partially coloured), original printed front wrappers of the 3 issues bound in at the end. Issue 1 and 2 (gatherings 1 to 17) are printed on untrimmed wove paper, issue 3 on laid blue paper. Faint dampstaining to lower blank margin of first 6 gatherings and plates 1 to 5, front wrapper of issue 3 with repaired close tears at gutter, slight foxing to pp. 97-103. [loosely attached]: HUMBOLDT, Alexander von & BONPLAND, Aim Jacques Alexandre. Extract from 'Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée', Vol. 1, Paris: F. Schoell and G. Dufour, 1811. pp. 16, 305-344, 353-363 [1], with 4 engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand, numbered XXVII-XXX (apes). Later half calf over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands and morocco lettering piece (little rubbing to extremities). A crisp and clean copy with the rare original wrappers bound in. ----Sabin 33773; Fiedler/Leitner 4.5.3 & 4.5; Löwenberg 112 (err. dat. 1807-1809); Fischer, Cotta Bd. 1, 550. The separately issued German translation of Numbers 1 to 8, Volume I, Part II, of the Recueil d'Observations de Zoologie of Humboldt and Bonpland's Voyage aux Régions Equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent, fait en 1799 - 1804. It contains the very important papers on vertebrate zoology, on the history and comparative anatomy of monkeys and reptiles, and on fishes and the electric eel. Published in a print run of 1050 copies, of which 300 on vellum. The partial issue of the second part of the travel work appeared in German and French. The German version included 3 deliveries in total, which are present here. Because of differences between the French and German publishers, the print of the German edition was terminated already after the third delivery. Near Fine.

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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.

      First edition 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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        [K366]. Idomeneo Re di Creta o sia Ilia e Idamante Drama Eroico in tre atti... prezzo 48 fr. [Full score]

      Bonn: Chez N. Simrock... Paris: H. Simrock, professeur, marchand de musique et d'instrumens, rue du Mont Blanc No. 373. Chaussée d'Antin près le Boulevard. [PN 444], [ca. 1806]. Folio. 19th century half-calf marbled boards, paper title label to spine. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), [2] (Personaggi), 3-123, [i] (blank), [i] (title to Act II), 124-223, [i] (blank), [i] (title to Act III), 224-365 pp. Engraved. With text in Italian. From the collection of the noted German music historian and author of the first major biography of Mozart, Otto Jahn (1813-69), with his bookplate "Inter Folia Fructus" to front pastedown and with an autograph entry to p. 363 (the word "coda" written twice in ink in his fine, distinctive hand to outer margin). With some additional pencilled markings, cancels, etc., possibly in Jahn's hand. With small handstamp "Karl Tittel Kantor und Organist" in purple ink to title and following leaf. Binding worn and scuffed; spine chipped at head and tail; upper detached; lower hinge splitting. Occasional minor blemishes, but a very good copy overall. First Edition, 6th issue. Scarce. Haberkamp p. 165. Hoboken II, 108 (another issue). Hirsch II, 654. RISM M4187. Overture and 32 numbers, including 2 ballets. Libretto by Gianbattista Varesco after Antoine Danchet's "Idomenée," German version by Andreas Schachtner (1780). Mozart's setting of Varesco's libretto (based on a French opera by Danchet and Campra) was first performed on January 29, 1781 at the Residenz Theater in Munich. "Having completed nine operatic works, Mozart, aged twenty-four, was commissioned to write an opera by the Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria, formerly of Mannheim, who had moved to Munich in January 1778. He began work in Salzburg in October 1780 and moved to Munich in November to complete the work with the singers, several of whom he knew from Mannheim days. The opera was successful but there were no further performances in other houses and the amateur performance in Vienna took place five years later." Robbins Landon: The Mozart Companion, p. 248. "Idomeneo sprang from a specific tradition and far outstripped it. The happy auspices under which it was created brought forth from Mozart a work so demanding that it could hardly be performed elsewhere. Even the Mannheim-Munich forces were probably not ready for its boldness. "Magnificent," "expressive," "novel," "powerful," "and "strange," its first auditors called it, with the dominating impression certainly the last. For all but a few the profundities of this opera eroica were too deep. In the decade Mozart had left to live, it had already became a work dispossessed. This is perhaps one of the reasons why he loved it especially among all his works." Heartz: Mozart's Operas, p. 34. "There may not be here the delicate psychological detail that we find in Figaro and Cosi fan tutti, or the sublime naturalness and simplicity of Die Zauberflote -- these would both have been completely foreign to the general style of the opera -- but there is a monumental strength and a white heat of passion that we find in this early work of Mozart's and shall never find again. Idomeneo is the first and last 'opera seria' that represents the complete and mature Mozart." Dent: Mozart's Operas (2nd ed.), p. 45.

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        Methodo de musica

      Real imprensa da universidade, Coimbra 1806 - "METHODO DE MUSICA, escrito e offerecido a sua alteza real O PRINCIPE REGENTE nosso senhor" Impreso en COIMBRA, Real Impresa da Universidade. 1806. En 4º holandesa, XXXV-65 p., 1 h., 5 LAMINAS PLEGADAS con música pautada. RARO. [Attributes: 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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        Histoire du Japon; Nouvelle édition. Paris, Rollin (colophon vol. 6: printed by d’Hours fils), 1754. 6 volumes. 12mo. With 56 engraved plates (including 28 folding maps, plans and other illustrations and 28 single-page botanical plates). Contemporary mottled calf, gold tooled spines.

      - Alt-Japan-Katalog 325; Brunet I, col. 1806; Cordier, Japonica, col. 423. One of two issues published in the same year, of the third incarnation of Charlevoix's notable history of Japan, which is considered the best by Brunet, since it is revised, augmented and arranged in better order than previous editions. The first volume gives a general introduction to the country, treating its geography, topography, climate, ethnography, politics, education, religions, etc., and the other five volumes contain the history itself, which is divided into 20 chapters starting with the discovery of Japan by the Portuguese in 1542. Several parts, especially those concerning natural history, are drawn from Kaempfer.With manuscript bookplate of Cournault on each pastedown and page numbers added in pencil to the index of volume one. Restored tear in two plates and some occasional spots throughout, otherwise a very good copy. The bindings also very good, with only the spines slightly worn.

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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

      Per Nicolò Bettoni Tipografo dipartimentale, 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

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        Letters written...to his son Philip Stanhoper

      London: for J. Nicholas and Son, etc., 1806. The Twelfth Edition. 4 vols. 8vo. Bound in full mottled acid speckled modern antiqued calf, gilt spines. Fine. The Twelfth Edition. 4 vols. 8vo.

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        Eisenberg in Böhmen.

      - Feder in Grau und Schwarz, grau laviert, auf bräunlichem Velin, verso von fremder Hand bezeichnet „Eisenberg in Böhmen von Pf. Manes". 16,8:22,3 cm. Mit wenigen Stockflecken; verso am Oberrand und in der Mitte Reste alter Beklebung. Der tschechische Maler Eisenberg bildete sich autodidaktisch aus, da er aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammte. Zunächst arbeitete er als Dekormaler in einer Porzellanfabrik in Prag. 1806 konnte er an der Prager Akademie ein Studium beginnen. Nachfolgend war er im Atelier seines Lehrers K. Postl (1769-1818/1838) tätig, der ihn stark beeinflußte. 1836 erfolgte die Ernennung zum Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Prager Kunstakademie. Wie unser Blatt zeigt, stand Mánes der Malerei der Romantik nahe, nahm aber auch Einflüsse der holländischen Malerei auf, deren Anhänger er war. Das Schloß Eisenberg in der Nähe von Komotau im Erzgebirge war einst für Reisende ein lohnenswertes Ziel. Im 18. Jahrhundert war es im Besitz des kunstsinnigen Fürsten F.P.J. von Lobkowitz, bei dem auch Goethe zu Besuch weilte.

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        A New Atlas of the British West Indies, with a Whole Sheet General Map of the West India Islands, and a Whole Sheet Map of the Island of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo. Engraved to accompany the Philadelphia edition of Edwards's History of the West Indies

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1806. Small folio. (11 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches). Letterpress title, half sheet letterpress list of plates, 11 engraved maps (3 folding). On guards throughout. Uncut. Expertly bound to style in half tree calf and period marbled paper covered boards.A rare early American atlas.First American edition, published to accompany the Philadelphia edition of Bryan Edwards's History of the West Indies, first published in London in 1793. Bryan Edwards (1743-1800) was a British politician and sometime Jamaica planter, noted for his history of the West Indies. The work had a particular appeal in Philadelphia, due to the many Quaker merchants in the city active in the West Indian sugar trade.This production is notable as a piece of early American cartography. The first American atlas of any kind was produced in 1794 by Matthew Carey, also of Philadelphia. James Humphreys (1748-1810) was an ambitious Philadelphia printer who began printing prior to the Revolution. His unwillingness to openly side with the American cause during the war resulted in his being labeled as a Loyalist, which had a somewhat negative impact on his later career. He left Philadelphia with the British, moving to New York and then later to England and Nova Scotia before returning to Philadelphia in 1797 to reestablish his press. This handsome atlas volume is one of the most important things published by him in his later career. The maps were engraved by Joseph H. Seymour, an American-trained engraver who began working for Isaiah Thomas as early as 1791. He worked for Thomas extensively until relocating to Philadelphia from about 1803 to 1822, where he continued his trade as an engraver, producing this atlas volume among other works.The maps are as follows: "A General Map of the West Indies," as well as individual maps of Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincents, Dominica, St. Christopher and Nevis, Antigua, the Virgin Islands, Tobago, and Hispaniola. The General Map, as well as the maps of Jamaica and Hispaniola are larger, folding sheets.Shaw & Shoemaker 10342; Phillips, Maps, p. 1060; Phillips, Atlases 2704 (1810 edition).

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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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        Charte von America nach astronomischen Bestimmungen, den neuesten Nachrichten und Charten entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Nürnberg bey Homann Erben. Verbessert 1806. Mit R.K. Allergnädigster Freyheit".

      - Kupferstich-Karte von F.L. Guessefeld bei Homann Erben, datiert Nürnberg 1806, altkoloriert. ca. 57,5 x 44,5 cm (H). Horizontale und vertikale Knickfalte. Gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, außerhalb der Plattenränder tlw. stärker. Zeigt ganz Amerika. Die Karte ist nicht exakt genordet. Die nördl. Begrenzung meist gestrichelt eingetragen als "wahrscheinliche Küste - gesehen 1771 - gäntzlich unbekannte Küste". The detail of the Pacific Northwest is an early result of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The Hawaiian Islands are shown as the "Sandwich Islands" and the individual island names are shown using the early phonetic spelling. To the east of the Hawaiian Islands, i.e., between Hawaii and California, are an erroneous group of islands with Spanish names. These islands were introduced on maps in the mid-18th century and were not corrected until the early 19th century. Very good condition, with horizontal and vertical center folds (as issued) with slight loss at the meeting of the folds. Two additional light vertical creases in the area of the Pacific Ocean. There is some light toning of the 200 year old paper. Unobtrusive early underlining of place names mostly in the West Indies and a few small ink stains. Horizontal and vertical dog's ear.

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        CHIEMSEE. - Karte., "Chiemsee. 23 Stunden von München entfernt, hält 27248 Tagwerk".

      Kol. Kupferstich von J. Lehmann nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 43 x 55 cm. Lentner 6168. - Karte mit der Umgebung des Sees mit seinen Uferorten mit Rimsting und dem "Lambirger See". - Die seltene Karte in tadelloser Erhaltung, sehr breitrandig und hübschem koloriert. BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberbayern

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        AMMERSEE., "Plan des Ammer Sees - Neun und eine halb Stunde von München entfernt, enthält 13292 Baierische Tagwerke".

      Kol. Kupferstich von J. Lehmann nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 42,5 x 66 cm. Lentner 6168. - Karte mit Pilsen- und Wörthsee und der näheren Umgebung. - Aus der von Johann Georg Löffler in München herausgegebenen Auflage. - Breitrandig und tadellos. BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberbayern

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        CHIEMSEE. - Karte. "Chiemsee. 23 Stunden von München entfernt, hält 27248 Tagwerk".

      - Kol. Kupferstich von J. Lehmann nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 43 x 55 cm. Lentner 6168. - Karte mit der Umgebung des Sees mit seinen Uferorten mit Rimsting und dem "Lambirger See". - Die seltene Karte in tadelloser Erhaltung, sehr breitrandig und hübschem koloriert.

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        AMMERSEE. "Plan des Ammer Sees - Neun und eine halb Stunde von München entfernt, enthält 13292 Baierische Tagwerke".

      - Kol. Kupferstich von J. Lehmann nach Adrian von Riedl, 1806, 42,5 x 66 cm. Lentner 6168. - Karte mit Pilsen- und Wörthsee und der näheren Umgebung. - Aus der von Johann Georg Löffler in München herausgegebenen Auflage. - Breitrandig und tadellos.

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...COMMUNICATING DISCOVERIES MADE IN EXPLORING THE MISSOURI, RED RIVER, AND WASHITA, BY CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, DOCTOR SIBLEY, AND MR. DUNBAR; WITH A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT

      New York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, 1806. 128pp. plus folding table facing p.24. Titlepage, final leaf of meteorological table, and folding table in facsimile. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Marginal repair to first text leaf, else very good. The scarce New York printing of the first official publication to provide any detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the first work to give any satisfactory account of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. The first section consists of material transmitted to Jefferson by Lewis, giving information on their route, the Indians, trade, animals encountered, and the geography. Equally important are the accounts of the southern explorations, which include two letters by Dr. Sibley, one on the Indian tribes of Texas and the other an account of the Red River and the adjacent country. Sibley gives a careful account of the language, characteristics, location, and population of the various Indian tribes in Texas, with some account of their relations with the Spanish and French. The description of the Red River gives a good idea of the physical characteristics of the country. Streeter called this the first account of Texas in book form. Jefferson's report to Congress on the various western exploring expeditions he had dispatched to investigate Louisiana Territory was the most accurate and complete account of the area to appear until the official publications of Pike (1810) and Lewis and Clark (1814). It was widely cribbed by a press eager for information on the vast new lands. The report was published first in Washington, and this rarer New York edition appeared shortly thereafter. An essential Lewis and Clark and southwestern exploration piece. WAGNER-CAMP 5:3. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 2b.4. HOWES L319, "b." FIELD 925. GRAFF 4407. SABIN 40824. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11632. STREETER TEXAS 1038 (Washington printing).

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.COMMUNICATING DISCOVERIES MADE IN EXPLORING THE MISSOURI, RED RIVER, AND WASHITA, BY CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, DOCTOR SIBLEY, AND MR. DUNBAR; WITH A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT.

      New York: Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, 1806. - 128pp. plus folding table facing p.24. Titlepage, final leaf of meteorological table, and folding table in facsimile. Antique three- quarter calf and marbled boards. Marginal repair to first text leaf, else very good. The scarce New York printing of the first official publication to provide any detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the first work to give any satisfactory account of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. The first section consists of material transmitted to Jefferson by Lewis, giving information on their route, the Indians, trade, animals encountered, and the geography. Equally important are the accounts of the southern explorations, which include two letters by Dr. Sibley, one on the Indian tribes of Texas and the other an account of the Red River and the adjacent country. Sibley gives a careful account of the language, characteristics, location, and population of the various Indian tribes in Texas, with some account of their relations with the Spanish and French. The description of the Red River gives a good idea of the physical characteristics of the country. Streeter called this the first account of Texas in book form. Jefferson's report to Congress on the various western exploring expeditions he had dispatched to investigate Louisiana Territory was the most accurate and complete account of the area to appear until the official publications of Pike (1810) and Lewis and Clark (1814). It was widely cribbed by a press eager for information on the vast new lands. The report was published first in Washington, and this rarer New York edition appeared shortly thereafter. An essential Lewis and Clark and southwestern exploration piece. WAGNER-CAMP 5:3. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 2b.4. HOWES L319, "b." FIELD 925. GRAFF 4407. SABIN 40824. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11632. STREETER TEXAS 1038 (Washington printing).

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        Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg, 3 Bände

      Drei neugebundene Halbleineneinbände, Band 1 mit dem Titel "Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg bis zum Jahre 1806", Band 2 & 3: "Eigenhändige Memoiren des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg" Exlibris auf Vorsatz in allen Büchern, Bibliotheksstempel und Notiz auf Titelblatt in Band 1 & 2, Bibliotheksstempel und Notiz auf Schmutztitel in Band 3, Band 1 mit kleinem Eckabriß auf einer Seite, Seitenränder ein wenig nachgedunkelt, Papier vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten innen dem Alter entsprechend gut erhaltene Exemplare

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        Mein Sommer 1805.

      [Leipzig: Steinacker], 1806. XXVIII, 262 S., 1 Bl. 20,5 x 13 cm. Halbleder der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. (Wilpert/Gühring II, 17.) Einband leicht berieben; Vorsatz mit schönem Exlibris; Titelblattrückseite mit zwei leicht durchschlagenden Besitzstempeln; sonst gut erhalten. - Seumes zweites Reisebuch, das die Erlebnisse seiner Reise von Ende März bis in den September 1805 rund um die Ostsee, durch Polen, Russland und Skandinavien schildert. Mit einem entschiedenen politischen Vorwort, das ein Verbot des Buches in mehreren Ländern nach sich zog. Versand D: 4,80 EUR Deutsche Literatur 19. Jh.

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        Rélation de la bataille de Marengo, gagnée le 25 Prairial an 8, par Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul, comandant en personnne l'armée française de réserve, sur les Autrichiens, aux ordres du Lieutenant-Général Mélas... Accompagnée de plans...

      De L'Imprimerie Impériale, 1806. In-4° (295x240mm), pp. (8), 40. Legatura coeva in p. vitello marrone marmorizzato con le armi napoleoniche, impresse in oro al centro dei piatti (cfr. Olivier, 2652, ferro 11) entro bordura perimetrale con filetti, ricchi motivi vegetali e stelle disposte cantonalmente. Dorso liscio con filetti, fregi, aquile e monogrammi napoleonici in oro. Tagli dorati, sguardie rosa, dentelle interne decorate in oro. Frontespizio inciso su rame all'acquaforte da Pauquet e da Niquet da invenzione di Vernet con raffigurazione di Napoleone a cavallo sul campo di battaglia di Marengo. 6 magnifiche tavole ripiegate f.t. in fine incise su rame. Esemplare a pienissimi margini, presentante diffuse fioriture e alcuni restauri alla legatura e ad alcune delle tavole, ma in buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Seconda edizione (l'originale è del 1805) e prima edizione in-4° di questo importantissimo resoconto della battaglia di Marengo del 12 e 13 giugno 1800 composto da uno dei suoi principali protagonisti, il Berthier (Versailles, 1753-Bamberga, 1815), Maresciallo di Francia, Capo di Stato Maggiore della Grande Armata e Principe di Neufchâtel e di Wagram. Monglond, VI, 573. BMC, 2:1140.349. Brunet, I, 817. Francese

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        Codice di Napoleone il grande pel Regno d'Italia. Edizione originale e la sola ufficiale

      dalla Reale stamperia, 1806. In-8° (cm. 17.8 x 11), pp. XXIV, 524 (ma 526), nella paginazione sono ripetuti i numeri 335-336, bella legatura in marocchino rosso alle armi Imperiali, dorso liscio con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro, ai piatti aquila sormontata da corona imperiale, al cui interno giace un piccolo fuoco, tutto attorno stelle a cinque punte, il tutto racchiuso in cornice a forma romboidale, tagli in oro. Restauro alla cuffia superiore. EDIZIONE UFFICIALE, in formato piccolo, della versione italiana, curata da Giuseppe Luosi, del Code de Napoléon, il codice civile dei Francesi, che fu promulgato il 21 marzo del 1804.

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        Lettre de félicitation à l'annonce du mariage de son ami le Comte Mesnard.

      - Lettre autographe signée Charles Ferdinand datée Londres 21 avril 1806, au Comte Mesnard. In-folio plié en 2 sur le verso sans texte, collé aux angles extérieurs. Marge longitudinale extérieure très légèrement découpée au moment de l'ouverture de la lettre, sinon très bon document. Une page manuscrite in 4°, adresse au verso. Deuxième fils du Comte d'ARTOIS (futur CHARLES X) et de MARIE THERESE de Savoie. Il émigra avec son père dès les débuts de la révolution, servit dans l'armée de Condé (1792), puis passa en Angleterre où il épousa Anna BROWN dont il eu deux filles, puis en 1816 Marie-Caroline de BOURBON-Sicile. Le Comte Mesnard émigra en 1791 et se retira pendant le premier empire à Londres auprès du Duc de BERRY qu'il servit jusqu'à son assassinat, alors qu'il se trouvait à ses côtés. Puis il continua de servir sa femme, Marie Caroline. Il fut arrêtée, avec elle, à Nantes. Il est toujours resté fidèle aux Bourbon. (Charlotte est la fille du Duc de Berry et d'Amy Brown, sa première femme. Elle est princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge et réside à Brunsee en Styrie). Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, &c. &c. &c.

      London: H. D. Symonds; J. Hatchard; and Black and Parry,, 1806. With observations, critical and explanatory. Octavo (225 × 137 mm). Original boards, paper spine label, uncut. Fine stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Nelson by Hopwood (based on the Piercy Roberts engraving after the Abbott portrait, used to illustrated a memoir in the Naval Chronicle of 1800), one plate (the "boat fight" off Cadiz), 4 plans (Cape St Vincent, Aboukir, Copenhagen, Trafalgar), facsimile of Nelson's handwriting. Extremities of spine chipped, joints partially split but sound, a couple of gatherings slightly toned, light offsetting from letterpress to plans. A very good, tall copy, with the publisher's 32-page catalogue (dated 1805) at the end. First edition of the first significant post-Trafalgar life of Nelson (the frontispiece is dated 7 January 1806), attractively presented here in the original boards. Charnock was prompted to write his biography by Nelson's "teacher, friend, and correspondent" (ODNB) Captain William Locker ("by him the present work was suggested"): "the information and the letters communicated by Locker gave the book, at the time, a value far above that of the numerous instant memoirs which were produced after Trafalgar" (ibid). John Charnock (1756-1807) was one of the most highly regarded naval authors of the period, although, as ODNB rather mournfully relates, "he died... in great poverty, and not impossibly in a debtors' gaol or an insane asylum... Charnock's career may be seen as a warning of the perils of professional naval authorship". His book precedes the better known biographies by Clarke and McArthur (1809) and Robert Southey (1813) and is an important milestone in the creation of the Nelson mythos.

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        Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, &c. &c. &c. With observations, critical and explanatory.

      London: H. D. Symonds; J. Hatchard; and Black and Parry, 1806 - Octavo (225 × 137 mm). Original boards, paper spine label, uncut. Extremities of spine chipped, joints partially split but sound, a couple of gatherings slightly toned, light offsetting from letterpress to plans. A very good, tall copy, with the publisher's 32-page catalogue (dated 1805) at the end. Fine stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Nelson by Hopwood (based on the Piercy Roberts engraving after the Abbott portrait, used to illustrated a memoir in the Naval Chronicle of 1800), one plate (the "boat fight" off Cadiz), 4 plans (Cape St Vincent, Aboukir, Copenhagen, Trafalgar), facsimile of Nelson's handwriting. First edition of the first significant post-Trafalgar life of Nelson (the frontispiece is dated 7 January 1806), attractively presented here in the original boards. Charnock was prompted to write his biography by Nelson's "teacher, friend, and correspondent" (ODNB) Captain William Locker ("by him the present work was suggested"): "the information and the letters communicated by Locker gave the book, at the time, a value far above that of the numerous instant memoirs which were produced after Trafalgar" (ibid). John Charnock (1756-1807) was one of the most highly regarded naval authors of the period, although, as ODNB rather mournfully relates, "he died. in great poverty, and not impossibly in a debtors' gaol or an insane asylum. Charnock's career may be seen as a warning of the perils of professional naval authorship". His book precedes the better known biographies by Clarke and McArthur (1809) and Robert Southey (1813) and is an important milestone in the creation of the Nelson mythos. Cowie 129 (mistakenly dating this edition to 1802): NMM 906 (mistakenly calling the engraved portrait frontispiece an additional engraved title page). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeine Theaterzeitung. Originalblatt für Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Mode und geselliges Leben. - 36.Jahrgang 1843, Heft 1-312 in vier Bänden gebunden.

      1352 Seiten mit 62 kollorierten Tafeln, 4, Halbleinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband d.Z. Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, vereinzelt etwas fleckig, Tafeln in sehr kräftigem und schönem Kolorit, Insgesamt innen gut erhaltenen Zeitschrift mit den Tafeln im schönen Kolorit der Zeit. . ------------------------------------- Tafelverzeichnis: Titel, Satyrisches Bild Nr.16-31 Modebild Nr.631-669 Costüm-Bild Nr.94-97, Portraite Nr.1. --------------------------------------------- Die Wiener Theaterzeitung (auch: Bäuerles Theaterzeitung, Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung) war eine von Adolf Bäuerle gegründete Zeitschrift des Wiener Vormärz, die von 1806 bis 1860 erschien und die beliebteste und meistgelesene Zeitung im Kaisertum Österreich war. Sie brachte aktuelle Neuigkeiten aus Kunst, Literatur, Musik und Gesellschaftsleben. Die erste Ausgabe erschien am 1.Juli 1806.

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Säugethiere erster Theil.

      In der Martin Engelbrechschen Kunsthandlung, Augsburg 1806. Zweyte, völlig umgearbeitete sehr vermehrte Ausgabe, 640 Seiten mit gestochenem titel und 69 (von 70) handkolorierten Kupfertafeln, 8°, Halbleder der Zeit, Einband leicht berieben, Ecken und Kapitale und bestoßen, Rücken mit Lesefalte und geringen wurmspuren, innen und Tafeln bis auf vereinzelte Braunflecken sauber, Teil 1 von 2 Teilen apart. Es fehlt Tafel 51\"Braunbär/Schwarzbär\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR Säugetiere, illustrierte Bücher

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        The Poems Of Ossian The Son Of Fingal. A New Edition. Vol. I.

      Sidney's Press 1806 - LEather. Front cover severed but present. Some ink o the inside of cover. Wear from age. 1806-01-01 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht der Stadt Jena in den Octobertagen 1806. Nebst einem Anhange.

      4to. Mit 6 Kupfern u. 2 kolor. Aquatinta-Taf. (1 gef.). 1 Bl., 129 S. Marmorierte Brosch. d. Zt. Holzmann-Bohatta I, 2291. - Die Kupfer zeigen den Napoleonsberg, Ansicht der Stadt Jena von Morgen her, Bivouac der Franzosen im Mühlthale, Der Griesbachsche Garten 1806 (koloriert), Nachtlagerplatz Napoleons vor der Schlacht bei Jena, Franzosen mit Kanonen am Apoldaischen Steiger, Stadtkirche abends den 14. Oktober 1806 (kolor., gef.), Napoleonsberg 7. Okt. 1808. - Einband berieben, Rücken m. Fehlstellen. Exlibris im Innendeckel, Name auf Titel. Durchgehend etw. fleckig gebräunt.

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        [EARLY EDWARD YOUNG TRANSLATION] Stihotvoricheskie krasoty Eduarda Yonga [i.e. The Poetic Beauties of Edward Young] / translated from English by Mikh. Parenago

      Moscow: Kryazhev and May, 1806. [4], 362, [13] p., 1 frontispiece. 17,7x11,4 cm. Contemporary full leather. Title of the book gilt on the spine. Tiny hole in the title page, some stains but overall very good condition. Owner's inscription 'Shilovoy Tatiany' on the endpapers done in the first quarter of XIX century. Early Russian translation of English classical poet Edward Young done by Mikhail Parenago (1780-1832) the author of English grammar (1828) and Russian-English dictionary (1808-1817). Young was translated to Russian in XVIII century but this is one of the first translations that was done from English, not from French. Parenago used 'Beauties of Edward Young' (1802) - anthology by G.Evans. He also puts the quote from Evans on the title page as an epigraph. Only one copy in Germany according to WorldCat.

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        Rélation de la bataille de Marengo, gagnée le 25 Prairial an 8, par Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul, comandant en personnne l'armée française de réserve, sur les Autrichiens, aux ordres du Lieutenant-Général Mélas. Accompagnée de plans.

      De L'Imprimerie Impériale, a Paris 1806 - In-4° (295x240mm), pp. (8), 40. Legatura coeva in p. vitello marrone marmorizzato con le armi napoleoniche, impresse in oro al centro dei piatti (cfr. Olivier, 2652, ferro 11) entro bordura perimetrale con filetti, ricchi motivi vegetali e stelle disposte cantonalmente. Dorso liscio con filetti, fregi, aquile e monogrammi napoleonici in oro. Tagli dorati, sguardie rosa, dentelle interne decorate in oro. Frontespizio inciso su rame all'acquaforte da Pauquet e da Niquet da invenzione di Vernet con raffigurazione di Napoleone a cavallo sul campo di battaglia di Marengo. 6 magnifiche tavole ripiegate f.t. in fine incise su rame. Esemplare a pienissimi margini, presentante diffuse fioriture e alcuni restauri alla legatura e ad alcune delle tavole, ma in buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Seconda edizione (l'originale è del 1805) e prima edizione in-4° di questo importantissimo resoconto della battaglia di Marengo del 12 e 13 giugno 1800 composto da uno dei suoi principali protagonisti, il Berthier (Versailles, 1753-Bamberga, 1815), Maresciallo di Francia, Capo di Stato Maggiore della Grande Armata e Principe di Neufchâtel e di Wagram. Monglond, VI, 573. BMC, 2:1140.349. Brunet, I, 817. Francese

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        Nouveau plan routier de la ville de Paris et de ses faubourgs.

      Paris, Esnault, 1806. En 24 sections jointes de 0,65 x 1,07 m, monté sur toile. Très beau plan mural la ville de Paris divisée en 12 mairies, ainsi qu'elles furent décrétées le 11 octobre 1795. Dressé à l'usage des voyageurs en 1806, il figure tous les changements opérés jusqu'à cette date, avec les projets d'embellissement, les nouvelles rues et celles projetées, les ponts, passages, barrières, routes et chemins de ronde qui font le tour de Paris, les nouveaux boulevards de la capitale avec les changements des rues, places, quais, avenues et promenades publiques. Napoléon fut l'instigateur de ces premiers travaux d'embellissement et d'aménagement de voirie de la ville, parmi lesquels figurent le pont des Arts, construit entre 1802 et 1804, le pont d'Austerlitz, entre 1799 et 1807, les greniers de réserve, le quai d'Orsay, ou le marché aux fleurs. Certains quais des îles de la Cité et de Saint-Louis portent les noms pris à la Révolution. Ainsi, l'actuel quai de Bourbon, qui portait le nom de quai d'Alençon avant 1792, est nommé quai de la République, l'actuel quai d'Anjou est nommé quai de l'Union, le quai d'Orléans est nommé quai de l'Egalité, le quai de Béthune, quai de la Liberté, tandis que la rue Saint-Louis est appelée rue de la Fraternité, et que le Champ de Mars porte également le nom de champ de la Fédération. A l'emplacement du futur pont des Invalides figure la mention "Pont projetté". Le plan est accompagné d'une liste des rues, ponts, ruelles, marchés, et de la liste des 12 arrondissements avec les 48 divisions. Bel exemplaire, contours aquarellés à l'époque.

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

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

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

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

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        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.

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        Document Signed as a Judge

      Newmarket, NH, 1806. unbound. 1 page, 13 x 7.5 inches, Newmarket, New Hampshire, October 15, 1806. Signed in full by the African-American Revolutionary War patriot who, separate from Paul Revere, made an all-night ride from Boston to Newmarket, New Hampshire, to warn of the impending British invasion. This document orders Jeremiah Bryant to pay his debt of $12.35 to Stephan Bordman. Includes the original envelope. Heavily water-stained; frayed at the edges. Good condition.

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        Babioles Amusantes. Petites Etrennes Nouvelles pour l An 1807.

      Marcilly, Paris 1806 - (1806). 64 S. schwarzer Maroquinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Vergoldung auf beiden Deckeln und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Sprache: Französisch, Mit 12 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen (Monatskupfer). Einband leicht verzogen; gering berieben; gering stockfleckig und gebräunt; Bll. teils mit winziger Knickspur in der unteren Ecke. Enthält 12 Monatskupfer mit gegenüberliegendem Text (S. 2-25) und ein Kalendarium. Trotz leichter Gebrauchsspuren ein schönes Exemplar dieses im Kleinstformat herausgegebenen Almanaches. 1100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General Charte Australien

      Artist: Reinecke M; issued in: Weimar ; date: 1806 - - technic: Copper print ; colorit: colored ; condition: Very good ; size in cm : 44,5 x 60 - description: Map shows the Pacific with Australia, New Zeeland and Souteast Asia

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        Entrée Triomphante des Francais dans la Ville de Berlin. Le 27 Octobre 1806".

      - Kupferstich v. Le Beau n. Naudet b. Jean in Paris, 1806, 34 x 49 Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Naudet Nr. 1. - Zeigt die Parade der franz. Truppen am 27. Okt. 1806 zwischen Opernhaus und St. Hedwigskirche.

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