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        Compendium of the English Language. To Which Five Thousand Words are added to the Number found in the Best English Compends; .

      From Sidney's Press, Hartford 1806 - Thick octavo. unsympathetically rebacked in brown gilt lettered leather over original full leather boards. [Sabin 102347. Lowndes 2865]. Board corners a little worn, some browning, occasional smudging of pages, slight nicks at preliminary pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (1) A VOYAGE TO SENEGAL FROM CAPE BLANCO TO THE RIVER OF SIERRA LEONE (2) TRAVELS IN PARTS OF SOUTH AMERICA DESCRIPTION OF CARRACCAS (3) A TOUR IN WALES AND ENGLAND INCLUDING BOTH UNIVERSITIES (4) TRAVELS IN ITALY (SEE FULL TITLE BELOW) Vol IV in Series: a collection of modern and contemporary voyages and travels: scontaining, i translations from foreign languages, of voyages never before translated ii original voyages and travels never before published iii analyses of new voyages

      London: Richard Phillips. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1806. First English Edition. Hardcover. . ; Each book was issued seperately at intervals throughout the year with the intention of having each series bound together although they were sometimes bound individually. There were 10 or more volumes in this series. These books were of considerable interest because at the time of publication, they were one of the only sources of information as to current condition in foreign countries. Most travel and exploration books contained historical information. Contemporary 3/4 leather over scuffed marbled boards. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Text tight & intact. Rear hinge cracked with cover firmly attached. Lacks rear blank endpapers. Early owner's ink stamp in front. Condition noted after each book. Titles: (1) "A VOYAGE TO SENEGAL; OR, HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND POLITICAL MEMOIRS FROM CAPE BLANCO TO THE RIVER OF SIERRA LEONE. ...AN ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY FROM ISLE ST LOUIS TO GALLAM" by J P L Durand. 181pp (t. P. & preface) + 3pp index. Folding map Western Coast of Africa + 2 full page & 10 half page plates: plates closely cropped on bottom with loss of text to two. Scattered very light foxing. (2) "Travels IN PARTS OF SOUTH AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1801, 1802, 1803, & 1804; CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE CAPTAIN-GENERALSHIP OF CARRACCAS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE LAWS, COMMERCE, AND NATURAL PRODUCTIONS OF THAT COUNTRY; AS ALSO A VIEW OF THE CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE SPANIARD AND NATIVE INDIANS" by F Dupons. 157pp (t. P. & ad) + key to map of Carraccas + 2pp index. Includes fold-out maps of NE South America & Town of Carraccas. (3) A TOUR IN WALES AND AND THROUGH SEVERAL COUNTIES OF ENGLAND INCLUDING BOTH UNIVERSITIES IN THE SUMMER 1805" by a gentleman {W. Mavor} 182pp (tp, dedication & preface) + 2pp index. 2 fold-out plates. Minimal wear. Oxford, Cambridge. (4) "TRAVELS THROUGH ITALY IN THE YEARS 1804 AND 1805" by A Kotzebue. This is a 94pp analysis of a 4 volume work. (+2pp index). World Travel ; B.W. Plates; 8vo; 614 pages .

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With a Life of the Author. Also a view of the Doctrine of Smith, Compared with that of the French Economists; with a Method of Facilitating the Study of his Works; from the French of M. Garnier.

      In Three Volumes. Printed for William Creech, Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson etc, Edinburgh 1806. LXIII+360; VI;512+(4); V+448;(50 index) pages. Bound in contemporary marbled boards with handwritten title on the spines. Binding is a bit worn and the cover is loose on on binding. Should be rebound. Name on flyleaf and titleleaf. Owner's stamp on titleleaf.. Originally published in 1776. ** Adam Smith's Inquiry is one of the most influental political and economical works ever published (see Printing and the Mind of Man 363). Here Adam Smith introduces the concept of the invisible hand that regulates markets in terms of both supply and demand. He states that in economics the best policy is laissez faire - a thought that is fundamental to present day capitalism

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        A Tour Through Some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, With a View Chiefly to Objects of Natural History, But Including Also Occasional Remarks on the State of the Inhabitants, Their Husbandry, and Fisheries With An Appendix

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. G : in Good condition. Spine renewed. Cover rubbed. Some foxing to prelims. Presentation inscription on half title. 1806. First Edition. Grey board cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xi, 239pp. '... containing observations, political and economical, on the Shetland Islands; a sketch of their mineralogy, &c.&c.'. .

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        Plain Discourses on the Laws or Properties of Matter: Containing the Elements or Principles of Modern Chemistry; with more particular details on those practical parts of the Science most interesting to Mankind, and Connected with Domestic Affairs Addressed to All American Promoters of Useful Knowledge

      New York: Brisban & Brannan. 1806. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 469 pages, 3 [ads] pp. Two full-page engraved plates of chemical apparatus, half-title present. Original printed quarter cloth and papercovered boards, edges untrimmed. Ownership stamp and signature of George W. Hoffman dated in 1839. A split and light erosion on the spine, but still sound and tight, foxing on the plates, a very good copy. This volume is dedicated to the author's classmate at William and Mary, Thomas Jefferson. A very nice copy of a reasonably common title, but presumably very uncommon in original boards. .

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        Zoologie analytique ou méthode naturelle de classification des animaux rend EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Allais, 1806. Fine. Allais, Paris 1806, 13,5x21cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half roan tree back with four nerves for ornate decorative motifs cold in golden lace top and bottom, the name of a previous owner of the book in the foot, flat cardboard bottle green with minor scrapes without gravity Guards and contreplats of handmade paper, pretty romantic binding. Nice copy almost free of freckles established in a nice romantic binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane sapin, dos à quatre fins nerfs orné de motifs décoratifs à froid, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, nom d'un précédent propriétaire de l'ouvrage en pied, plats de cartonnage vert bouteille comportant de légères éraflures sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, jolie reliure romantique. Bel exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur établi dans une agréable reliure romantique.

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

      London : W Bulmer and Co, 1806 A very good copy of the second edition (unchanged from the 1st) with large fold-out map and 13 full-page plates - one of which is engraved from a painting by George Stubbs. Captain Turner made the first english journey to Tibet and his record of travels in Bhutan and Tibet formed the only information in english on those countries until 1876. In contemporary full leather binding with marbled page edges and matching endpapers. The binding has been expertly repaired to conserve and relay the original spine and reinforce the corners. It has a title label and gilt designs to the spine and a gilt border decoration to the boards. There is a large bookplate of Edward Dalton of Dunkirk House, Nailsworth, Glos. to the front pastedown. (Edward Dalton collected a large library of books from the early 1800's). Contents: blank; title page; dedication 1p; Introduction pp v-xviii; contents listing pp xviv-xxvii; folding map; text in 6 parts with half title pages and 13 plates - one of which is a double plate of script - pp 1-442; appendices pp 443-473. The binding is in very good clean condition. There is a small pencil note to the reverse of the fep about the Embassy; p xi has a mis-cut top corner; there is a light stain noticeable in the bottom margin of p ix; the map has a 1 cm tear at the fold; there is a small piece missing from the bottom corner of p 387; there is very occasional spotting in the gutter; and some light toning to page edges. The plates are not tissue-guarded.

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        The works in verse and prose. Containing the principal notes of Drs Warburton and Warton [...] to which are added, now first published, some original letters, with additional observations, and memoirs of the life of the author. By William Lisle Bowles. 10 Bände.

      London, J. Johnson etc. 1806.. Ca. 430 bis 520 S. je Band. Mit 22 gestochenen Tafeln (meist Porträts). Gr.-8° (24 x 15 cm). Etwas späteres geprägtes Leder mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie goldgeprägten Deckelsigneten.. Erste Ausgabe von Bowles Werkausgabe in zehn Bänden (die Angabe "a new edition" im Reihentitel bezieht sich auf frühere Werkausgaben). - Durch seine Angriffe auf den moralischen Charakter und die poetischen Prinzipien des Dichters löste der Herausgeber Bowles die sogenannten "Pope-Bowles controversy" mit Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell und anderen aus. - Teils etwas gebräunt, angestaubt und fleckig, überwiegend aber sauber, jeweils ein Vorsatzblatt mit kleinem Papieraufkleber. Die recht dekorativen Einbände berieben und bestoßen, die Gelenke wie üblich rissig, bei drei Bänden (I, IX und X) die Deckel nahezu gelöst, einige Kapitale lädiert oder mit Fehlstellen. - Exemplar der schottischen "Signet Library" mit entsprechenden Signets auf allen Deckeln. - In uniformer Bindung und Ausstattung beigegeben Pope's Homer-Übersetzungen, die in obiger Ausgabe nicht enthalten sind: I. The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. A new edition by Gilbert Wakefield. 5 Bände. London, J. Johnston etc., 1806. Mit gestochenem Porträt und gestochener Falttafel. - II. The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. A new edition by Gilbert Wakefield. 4 Bände. London, J. Johnston etc., 1806. - Zustand wie oben, vor allem die Einbände der "Iliad" mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, einzelne Deckel gelöst. - Trotz der Gebrauchsspuren der Einbände attraktive Reihe, mit den ergänzenden Übersetzungen selten. Zusammen 19 Bände. - Complete set of Pope's works, edited by Bowles, together with Pope's Homer translations, together 19 uniformly bound volumes. Internally with usual browning and foxing, only occasionaly more severe. Bindings worn, especially hinges strained oder weak, some boards detached or nearly detached, some spines with loss at head or foot. "Signet Library" copy with signet on all boards and paper label on front fly leaf, no further markings. *Allibone 1628. Lowndes 1914.

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        Acct of Money Recd for the Estate of James Barnard, Esq Decd in the.

      1806 - Early Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Account Book of Pennsylvania Lawyers [Manuscript]. [Barnard, James (1755-1806)]. [Barnard, Isaac D. (1791-1834)]. [Barnard, Thomas D. (1793-1873)]. [Acct. of Money Recd. for the Estate of James Barnard, Esq. Decd. in the Office, Etc.][And][Acct. of Money Recd. by Isaac D. Barnard Belonging to His Late Father's Estate]. Chester, PA, February, 26 1806-August 22, 1845. Content in fine hand filling 23 pp. followed by several blank leaves, final six excised. Oblong octavo (8" x 5-/2"). Stiff marbled sewn wrappers. Moderate rubbing to exterior, some wear to spine and corners, light toning to interior. * James Barnard of Chester, Pennsylvania, was married to Susannah Dutton. James served as sheriff, registrar, recorder, prothonotary and clerk of the courts in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Barnards had eight children. The eldest son, James Day Barnard, a lawyer, died at 25, a few months after his father's death. Upon his father and brother's death, the eldest surviving male Barnard, Isaac, received, or perhaps he personally recorded, his brother's outstanding legal fees and his father's estate assets and accounts recorded in this manuscript notebook. Like his deceased elder brother, Isaac studied law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1816, after notable service as a major in the War of 1812. He served terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate and U.S. Senate. The accounts are notable as the first segment records all of the monies collected for various legal work performed by Isaac's older brother, James, from recording judgments, estate administration, vendue matters, for certificates for naturalization of citizenship, or for fees earned for specific cases (Gibbons v. Riley, Miles v. Adams, McElroy v. Hibbard, etc.). These accounts span 1806-1807 and suggest that the fees within must have been collected posthumously by Isaac for services performed before his brother's death. The notebook's second segment records moneys earned by the father in office, primarily for recording deeds. Again, the chronology suggests a similar scenario as the notebook's first segment. There are also several leaves of entries with much later dates recording monies received by Thomas Barnard. All accounts are clearly legible and amounts of fee [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The First Settlers of Virginia, an Historical Novel, Exhibiting a View of the Rise and Progress of the Colony at James Town, a Picture of Indian Manners, the Countenance of the Country, and its Natural Productions The second Edition, considerably enlarged

      New York: Printed for I. Riley and Co, 1806. Second edition, second printing. Frontispiece,[i]-[xii], [13]-284pp, missing pp. ix-x. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, red leather spine label; joints splitting first 2 signatures loose. Second edition, second printing. Frontispiece,[i]-[xii], [13]-284pp, missing pp. ix-x. 1 vols. 12mo. The first fictional account of the Pocahontas legend, first printed for the author in 1805 under the title Captain Smith and Princess Pocahontas; this expanded version appeared in the same year, with "A Memoir of the Author" at pp. 275-284, with the new title exactly as above, and with the preliminary extracts of reviews, including Charles Brockden Brown's recommendation of the work as "purely American." Only a few copies are known of the 1805 'second Edition." Van Doren notes that Davis' two books on Smith and Pocahontas comprise "the first treatment of the most persistent American legends." His chief enthusiasm was for the Indians of America, who "in humanity and all the softer emotions...will rival the most polished nations of the world." (Davis' Travels). Not in Wright; Wegelin, p. 18; Sabin 18849; Shaw & Shoemaker 10259

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        Karte vom Türkischen Reiche in Europa.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Elias Lange in Leipzig, 1806, 29 x 32 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 83. - Zeigt das Türkische Reich in Europa von der Insel Kreta im Süden bis Siebenbürgen im Norden mit Griechenland, Albanien, Serbien, Bosnien, Walachei (Rumänien), Bessarabien, Moldau, Bulgarien, Dalmatien, Romanien (heute: Marmararegion) u. Mazedonien. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Unter der Karte Legende. - Sehr seltene Karte vom Leipziger Drucker, Stecher u. Verleger Johann Elias Lange(n)! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Tour Through Some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, With a View Chiefly to Objects of Natural History, But Including Also Occasional Remarks on the State of the Inhabitants, Their Husbandry, and Fisheries. With An

      Edinburgh Constable & Co 1806. G : in Good condition. Spine renewed. Cover rubbed. Some foxing to prelims. Presentation inscription on half title First Edition Grey board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xi, 239pp. '.. containing observations, political and economical, on the Shetland Islands; a sketch of their mineralogy, '.

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        Memorie Istoriche Delle Sacre Teste De Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo; e della Loro Solenne Ricognizione Nella Basilica Lateranense; Con Un Appendice Di Documenti

      Nella Stamperia Dell S C Di Propaganda Fide, Roma 1806 - Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. vii, 109, 6 leaves of plates. engraved frontispiece with six engraved plates and three text engravings. First Edition. The relics of St. Peter and St. Paul along with new marble busts of the saints by the sculptor Luigi Acuisti. Biblioteque nationale attributes authorship to Cancellieri although it has also been attributed to Lonardo Antonelli who had employed Cancellieri as his librarian for one of the great private collections. Beautifully bound half-leather with five raised bands over silk. Specially made slipcase accomapnies volume. McLean fine binding. Maurith Burke bookplate on inner free endpaper.

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        Travels from Buenos Ayres, by Potosi, to Lima. With Notes by the Translator, containing Topographical Descriptions of the Spanish Possessions in South America, drawn from the last and best Authorities

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1806 - xii, 287, [1] pp. Illus. with 1 folding map. With one page of advertisements. Originally published as "Tagebuch einer reise durch Peru" (Dresden, 1798). Anton Zacharias Helms (1751-1803) was a mining expert who joined the expedition to the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata led by Thaddeus von Nordenflicht at the request of the King of Spain to assist in improving the system for processing silver from the mining operations in Potosi. This is the best record of the expedition, and Helms writes not only about mining operations, but in the second section covers extensively the governments, geology, topography, peoples, history, and commerce of the region. An abridged version without the map and running 92 pages, was published the following year. Provenance: Coleccion Monclau (bookplate). Sabin 31265. Palau 112884 (1807 ed.). Kress B.5054. Goldsmiths'-Kress: 19189.6. Lowndes II: 902. See Hill (2004): 1349. Humphreys 563. Naylor A.4. A near fine copy, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, faint glue mark at hinge, minor foxing. Later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece, spine decorated in gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Authentic Memoirs of the late George Morland,

      London: Printed for Edward Orme by Barnard and Sultzer, 1806 [1824]. London: Printed for Edward Orme by Barnard and Sultzer, 1806 [1824]. - "An Admirable Album"Impossibly Rare in First EditionMerely Scarce in this Second EditionBLAGDON, Francis Wiliam. MORLAND, George. Authentic Memoirs of the late George Morland, with remarks on his abilities and progress as an artist: in which are interspersed a variety of anecdotes never before published; together with a Fac-simile of his writing, specimens of his hieroglyphical sketches, &c. &c. The whole collected from numerous manuscript communications. London: Printed for Edward Orme by Barnard and Sultzer, 1806 [i.e. 1824]. Second (uniform) edition. Oblong folio. (17 1/2 x 22 1/4 in; 445 x 565 mm). Hand-colored engraved portrait frontispiece, [1, titlepage], [1, blank], nineteen hand-colored engravings (including one aquatint) with guards, watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1820 and 1824, 3-15, [1, blank] pp., including three text engravings (text bound at rear).Early twentieth century quarter brown calf over marbled boards decoratively ruled in gilt. Front cover with rectangular brown morocco gilt lettering label. Two inch repaired, clean tear to lower margin of plate 14. An excellent copy.So rare in its first edition that it is well nigh a rumor, this, the second (uniform) edition is merely scarce.Of Blagdon and this volume, Prideaux notes: " Even better are his Memoirs of George Morland, an admirable volume full of just yet not excessive appreciation, and now extremely scarce, owing to its being frequently broken up for the value of the plates. Of these, only one is in aquatint, the rest are in soft ground etching, mezzotint and stipple, the colour-printed mezzotints, rarely found associated with aquatint in illustration, being specially sought for" (p. 222)."Blagdon's Memoirs of George Morland is an extremely rare book and I have had great difficulty in tracing copies to compare.In 1824, however, there was a definite uniform edition with 20 plates all colored. The title page is still dated 1806 and the plates still bear their original imprints but the watermark is 'J. Whatman Turkey Mills 1824'" (Tooley)."George Morland, George (1763–1804), landscape and genre painter. His strict upbringing and enforced study in early childhood may account for his wayward and rebellious character in later life.In 1784, when his apprenticeship expired, Morland set up on his own account and moved out of the family home. Once freed from parental constraints, his life of extravagance, hard drinking, and association with low-life characters commenced. At first he was exploited by an unscrupulous picture dealer in Covent Garden, for whom he produced ‘galanteries’ of an immodest nature."Morland's work from 1790 to about 1794 was lively and fresh. His most enduring subjects were of farmyards, cottage scenes, stables, and country alehouses,.His achievement in his best work of the early 1790s was to offer the viewer a relatively unaffected representation of rural life and yet to do so in conformity with the standards of taste of the period that would have found ugliness offensive. His pictures can thus be described as having a ‘picturesque propriety’ that sets them apart from his contemporary landscape and genre painters."Morland's practice as an artist is important in that he was one of the first painters to break away from the traditional arrangements between artists and patrons. He produced his own designs, not relying on commissions, and sold directly to dealers, print publishers, or ‘agents’. his aversion to polite society meant that he missed out on important commissions. Despite his enormous output—probably in the region of 1000 paintings—his life of poverty and debt is evidence that the pictures were usually sold for little, or traded against debts."The last decade of Morland's career was one of decline, as drink, debt, and poor health took their toll on him, and his powers as a painter diminished rapidly.Morland's reputation in his own lifetime was high and based primarily on the large number of prints after his works.Morland's importa

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        Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803. By Matthew Flinders, Esq. Commander of his Majesty's Ship Investigator, in a letter to the right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. K. B. P. R. S. &c. &c. &c.

      . London, The Royal Society, 1806. Large 4to. iv, 235 [numbered 239-473] [viii] pp. Original blind blue wrappers. l The birth of "Australia". In this work, written in French captivity by the British explorer, cartographer and scientist Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), the name Australia, in the modern sense, thus for the continent, was used in print for the first time (p. 240). Flinders actually discovered Australia as a continent as he was the first to circumnavigate it, and he advocated the use of the name Australia, instead of "Terra australis", and the new name was officially adopted in 1824 by the British Admiralty. The Flinders' paper is the first in this volume, on pp. 239-266. Uncut. Plate margins a bit foxed (none belonging to the Flinders article). Volume number written on the front wrapper, outer edges a little dust-soiled otherwise a very good, clean and uncut copy. Very rare in this condition. Ferguson, addenda, 474a..

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        An Enquiry into The Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening

      London: J. Taylor,, 1806. To which are added, some observations on its theory and practice, including a defence of the art. Octavo (215 x 130 mm). Recent tan half calf, red morocco label, twin rules to raised bands in gilt, marbled paper sides with blind rolls, all edges marbled. Slight spotting to endleaves, else an exceptionally fresh copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression. Humphry Repton (1752?-1818) was one of the great 18th-century English landscape designers. His fame was such that it earned him an allusion in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1814) as the generic name of all landscape gardeners: "Repton, or any body of that sort". Published at the peak of his career, this small book by his standards was intended for a less affluent audience. It includes extracts from his most successful title, Sketches and Hints and from his History of Landscape Gardening, as well as a response to Richard Payne Knight's An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Tastes.

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        Authentic Memoirs of the late George Morland,

      1806 [1824]. An Admirable Album"Impossibly Rare in First EditionMerely Scarce in this Second EditionBLAGDON, Francis Wiliam. MORLAND, George. Authentic Memoirs of the late George Morland, with remarks on his abilities and progress as an artist: in which are interspersed a variety of anecdotes never before published; together with a Fac-simile of his writing, specimens of his hieroglyphical sketches, &c. &c. The whole collected from numerous manuscript communications. London: Printed for Edward Orme… by Barnard and Sultzer, 1806 [i.e. 1824]. Second (uniform) edition. Oblong folio. (17 1/2 x 22 1/4 in; 445 x 565 mm). Hand-colored engraved portrait frontispiece, [1, titlepage], [1, blank], nineteen hand-colored engravings (including one aquatint) with guards, watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1820 and 1824, 3-15, [1, blank] pp., including three text engravings (text bound at rear).Early twentieth century quarter brown calf over marbled boards decoratively ruled in gilt. Front cover with rectangular brown morocco gilt lettering label. Two inch repaired, clean tear to lower margin of plate 14. An excellent copy.So rare in its first edition that it is well nigh a rumor, this, the second (uniform) edition is merely scarce.Of Blagdon and this volume, Prideaux notes: " Even better are his Memoirs of George Morland, an admirable volume full of just yet not excessive appreciation, and now extremely scarce, owing to its being frequently broken up for the value of the plates. Of these, only one is in aquatint, the rest are in soft ground etching, mezzotint and stipple, the colour-printed mezzotints, rarely found associated with aquatint in illustration, being specially sought for" (p. 222)."Blagdon's Memoirs of George Morland is an extremely rare book and I have had great difficulty in tracing copies to compare...In 1824, however, there was a definite uniform edition with 20 plates all colored. The title page is still dated 1806 and the plates still bear their original imprints but the watermark is 'J. Whatman Turkey Mills 1824'" (Tooley)."George Morland, George (1763?-1804), landscape and genre painter... His strict upbringing and enforced study in early childhood may account for his wayward and rebellious character in later life...In 1784, when his apprenticeship expired, Morland set up on his own account and moved out of the family home. Once freed from parental constraints, his life of extravagance, hard drinking, and association with low-life characters commenced. At first he was exploited by an unscrupulous picture dealer in Covent Garden, for whom he produced ?'galanteries?' of an immodest nature..."Morland's work from 1790 to about 1794 was lively and fresh... His most enduring subjects were of farmyards, cottage scenes, stables, and country alehouses,..His achievement in his best work of the early 1790s was to offer the viewer a relatively unaffected representation of rural life and yet to do so in conformity with the standards of taste of the period that would have found ugliness offensive. His pictures can thus be described as having a ?'picturesque propriety?' that sets them apart from his contemporary landscape and genre painters..."Morland's practice as an artist is important in that he was one of the first painters to break away from the traditional arrangements between artists and patrons. He produced his own designs, not relying on commissions, and sold directly to dealers, print publishers, or ?'agents?'... his aversion to polite society meant that he missed out on important commissions... Despite his enormous output—probably in the region of 1000 paintings—his life of poverty and debt is evidence that the pictures were usually sold for little, or traded against debts..."The last decade of Morland's career was one of decline, as drink, debt, and poor health took their toll on him, and his powers as a painter diminished rapidly...Morland's reputation in his own lifetime was high and based primarily on the large number of prints after his works...Morland's importance as an artist began to be reassessed somewhat in the last decade or two of the twentieth century... he is now regarded as an interesting minor master, much of whose work was innovative at the time in both subject matter and style and who can now be seen as a recognizable influence on both John Constable and David Wilkie" (Oxford DNB).The Plates:1. George Morland. Publ. Jany. 1805 by Edwd.Orme.2. A Mad Bull (aquatint by R. Dodd). Publ. Nov. 20, 1789 by P. Cornman and Republished 1805 by Edwd. Orme.3. The Cottage Sty. Sold and published Jany. 1, 1804 by Edwd. Orme4. Conversation. Published and sold by Edwd. Orme...July, 1, 1804.5. (Rustic Scene - Two women, two men, & stile). Sold and Published June 4, 1804 by Edwd. Orme.6. (Washing). Republished by Orme...Jany 1, 1799.7. (Stable &c.). Sold and Publd. Jany. 1, 1793 by D. Orme. Republished by Orme Jany 1, 1799.8. Morland's Ass. Published 1804 by Edwd. Orme.9. Ass & Pigs. Published and Sold by edwd. Orme...Jany 1, 1804.10. (Water Mill). Sold & Published...Septr. 1802 by Edwd. Orme.11. (Rustic scene - Cottage and Cart). Sold & Publd. Jany 1, 1793 by D. Orme & Co....12. (Rustic Bridge &c.). Sold & Published Jany. 1794 by D. Orme & Co...13. (Horse and Ostler). Republished by Orme...Jany, 1, 1799. Sold and Published May 1, 1793 by D. Orme & Co...14. (Pony figures in rain). Sold and Published June 4th 1804 by Edwd. Orme...15. The Rustic Hovel). Sold and Published Jany. 1, 1804 by Edwd. Orme...16. (Horse drinking). Republished by Orme...Jany. 1, 1799. Sold & Published May 1, 1793 by D. Orme...17. Alehouse seat). Republished by Orme Jany. 1, 1799. Sold & Published May 1, 1793 by D. Orme...18. (Two children picking flowers). Sold & Published...Septr. 1802 by Edwd. Orme...19. (Haymakers by stile). Sold & Published Jany. 1, 1794 by Danl. Orme & Co. Sold & republished by Danl. Orme, Jany. 1, 1799.20. An Ass Race. Pubd. Novr. 20 1789 by P. Cornman and republished 1805 by Edwd. Orme...Prideaux p. 221-222. Tooley 91. Abbey, Life in England, 208.

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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). Modern half morocco, backstrip with 5 raised bands, lettered in gilt. Marbled boards. Untrimmed. Small marginal repair to page [i]/ii. Very good. First edition. Malkin knew Blake well and in the long preface he devotes 24 pp. to an account of his friend?s life and genius, the first recorded account of Blake by a contemporary. The biographical account of Blake and his poetry ( pp. xviii?"xli) are described by Keynes as ?the earliest available... obtained from Blake himself.? This is the first letterpress printing of several of Blake?s best-known lyrics, including an interesting variant in the text of ?The Tyger.? Bentley, Blake Books, page18 (a good note on the book) and no. 482.

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        The History and Description of the City of Exeter, and its Environs, Ancient and Modern, Civil and Ecclesiastical

      Exeter: P Hedgeland. Cover rubbed and soiled. Boards warped. Some foxing and marks within but in overall good condition. Split to fold-out map, no loss. Leather title panel worn. Aeg. 1806. First Edition. Tooled cream hardback vellum cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). vi, 453pp. 12 b/w plates. .

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        Italia Divisa ne' suoi Presenti Confini, disegnata da Ignazio Heymann Ufficiale nel Imp: & Ces: Reg: Supremo Uffizio delle Poste in Trieste. E divulgata a sue spese 1806. Folding wall map showing Italy with Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, Istria and the Dalmatian coast. Drawn, engraved and published by I. Heymann, Austrian geographer and director positions in Trieste. Borders between countries, kingdoms, duchies and states are distinguished by different colours. Various symbols are used to indicatelarge, small and very small cities and towns, villages and cities postal relay stations. Cartouche in bottom right with a small map of Malta//Carte murale figurant l'Italie avec la Corse, la Sardaigne et la Sicile, l'Istrie ainsi que les cotes de Dalmatie. Dessinee, gravee et publiee par I. Heymann, geographe autrichien et directeur des Postes a Trieste. Les frontieres entre les pays, royaumes, etats et duches sont distinguees par 13 couleurs differentes. Divers symboles permettent de reperer facilement les grandes, petites et tres petites villes, ainsi que les bourgs, villages et les villes relais de postes. En carton, en bas a droite, une petite carte de Malte.

      Trieste, Ignazo Heymann, 1806,. 40.9 x 44.1 inches. / 104.0 x 112.0 cm.. Aussergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Karte in Original-Schuber mit Rückentitel. Dieser etwas berieben. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language.To Which Are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation.Likewise, Rules To Be Observed by The Natives of Scotland, Ireland, and London.The Whole Interspersed With Observations, Etymological, Critical, and Grammatical.

      J. Johnson, G. Wilkie & J. Robinson, George Robinson and T. Cadell & W.Davies 1806, London - The Fourth Edition, With Considerable Improvements, and Large Additions. 88, then unpaginated A-Z pp. Full tree calf. Rebacked with original spine laid down and new leather title label. Calf quite creased. Corners renewed. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Internally sound. Binding firm. VG

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        IN MORTE DI CARLO IMBONATI Versi di Alessandro Manzoni a Giulia Beccaria sua madre.

      Milano, coi tipi di Gio. Giuseppe Destefanis, 1806. In-8 p. (mm. 206x138), mz. pelle coeva, filetti oro al dorso, pp. 19. Il carme è introdotto da una dedica dell?'editore a Vincenzo Monti. "Prima edizione italiana". ?"E?' questo il primo lavoro del Manzoni apparso a stampa. Fu pubblicato a Parigi nel 1806, consta di 242 endecasillabi sciolti, e fu scritto per la morte del Conte Carlo Imbonati (1805) col quale conviveva la madre del poeta, Giulia Beccaria, e a cui il Manzoni stesso fu legato da devoto affetto.. Caratteristica del carme è il contenuto sdegnosamente moralistico e aspramente giacobino, per il quale il Manzoni lo incluse più tardi tra i suoi ?"delicta iuventutis?" rifiutandosi di ammetterlo nel novero delle opere da lui ufficialmente riconosciute. Più che opera d?'arte il carme è una promessa d?'arte, vivacemente giovanile?". Così Diz. Opere Bompiani,IV, p. 77 - Cfr. Vismara,193. Uno dei pochi stampati su carta forte azzurrina, molto ben conservato.

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        Plain Discourses on the Laws or Properties of Matter: Containing the Elements or Principles of Modern Chemistry; with more particular details on those practical parts of the Science most interesting to Mankind, and Connected with Domestic Affairs. Addressed to All American Promoters of Useful Knowledge

      New York: Brisban & Brannan. 1806. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 469 pages, 3 [ads] pp. Two full-page engraved plates of chemical apparatus, half-title present. Original printed quarter cloth and papercovered boards, edges untrimmed. Ownership stamp and signature of George W. Hoffman dated in 1839. A split and light erosion on the spine, but still sound and tight, foxing on the plates, a very good copy. This volume is dedicated to the author's classmate at William and Mary, Thomas Jefferson. A very nice copy of a reasonably common title, but presumably very uncommon in original boards. .

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        A Tour Through Some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, With a View Chiefly to Objects of Natural History, But Including Also Occasional Remarks on the State of the Inhabitants, Their Husbandry, and Fisheries With An Appendix

      Edinburgh: Constable & Co. G : in Good condition. Spine renewed. Cover rubbed. Some foxing to prelims. Presentation inscription on half title. 1806. First Edition. Grey board cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xi, 239pp. '... containing observations, political and economical, on the Shetland Islands; a sketch of their mineralogy, &c.&c.'. .

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        Carte itineraire de la France donnant toutes les Routes de Postes, les lieux de Relais, les Routes des Messageries et autres Divisee en ses Departements par DEZAUCHE, ingenieur-geographe successeur de G. Delisle et PH. Buache. A Paris chez l'Auteur An 1806. Grave par Tardieu Tres beau cartouche allegorique de la Poste, dans un decor de montagne. Carte tres decorative et bien a jour. Gravure colorisee. 1806. 122 x 100 cm. Grenzkolorierte Karte von Frankreich mit dekorativer Kartusche.

      . . tadelloses Exemplar in Orig.-Schuber. Beiliegt Kartensegment: französisch-luxenburgische Grenze: Offagne, Beafort, Guerlande, Dudelange. 21 Segmente in Kupferstich auf Leinen mont. Bez.: F.le.68.140000.62500 Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        Napoleon Empereur des Francais Roi d'Italie - Bataille d'Austerlitz

      Napoleone - Austerlitz 1806 - Sontuosa raffigurazione del ritratto di Napoleone Bonaparte, Imperatore dei Francesi e Re d'Italia arricchita dalla rappresentazione della battaglia di Austerlitz. Questa battaglia, conosciuta anche come battaglia dei tre imperatori, infatti sul campo furono presenti anche lo zar Alessandro I di Russia e l'imperatore del Sacro Romano Impero Francesco II, è considerata il più grande successo militare di Bonaparte. Per quanto rigurda il ritratto l'incisione è stata eseguita da P. Audouin, Membre de l'Académie Imperiale-Royale des Arts de Vienne, mentre l'incisione della battaglia è opera di Duplessi-Bertaux. L'opera celebra il glorioso condottiero vincitore ad Austerlitz. Leggera piega mm 410x269

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        Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro Camaldolese descritto ed illustrato

      Venice, 1806. Folio, folding map, engraved plate; some light foxing, but a fine copy in contemporary calf, spine in compartments with gilt bands. The earliest substantial work on Fra Mauro's famous world map: the centrepiece of the 2013 Mapping our world exhibition. 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.

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

      Bonn Chez N. Simrock... Paris: H. Simrock, professeur, marchand de musique et d'instrumens, rue du Mont Blanc No. 373. Chaussee d'Antin pres 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 "Idomenee," German version by Andreas Schachtner (1780). 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.

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        [Corps de droit civil. En latin et en français]

      Metz: Behmer et Lamort, 1806-1811. Neuf tomes en sept volumes in-4, demi basane blonde, dos lisses ornés.. Brunet, III, 609. Notre collection comprend : - Les Institutes de l'empereur Justinien, traduites en français par M. Hulot, et suivies d'une table générale des titres du Digeste et des Institutes par ordre alphabétique tant en français qu'en latin, avec renvoi au volume et à la page de l'édition [relié à la suite : ] Le trésor de l'ancienne jurisprudence romaine, ou collection des fragmens qui nous restent du droit romain antérieur à Justinien; contenant : 1° les fragments de la loi des douze tables; 2° les fragmens de Gaïus, traduits en français par P. A. Tissot ..., suivis 3° des Codes Grégoriens et Hermogénien; 4° des fragmens d'Ulpien; 5° des sentences de Paul, aussi traduits en français par A. G. Daubanton, ... In-4. 1806-1811. Deux tomes en un volume in-4. [2] ff., 335, 277-[3] pp. La première partie du volume s'achève par une listes actionnaires et souscripteurs. - Code et Novelles de Justinien; Novelles de l'empereur Léon, Fragmens de Gaius, d'Ulpien et de Paul. Traduction faite sur l'édition Elzévirs, revue par D. Godefroy, et qui avec la traduction des Intitutes et delle du Digeste de M. Hulot, complète la traduction de tout le Corps du droit romain, avec le texte latin à coté; suivie d'une table générale par ordre alphabétique des matières de toutes les parties contenues dans le Corps de droit. Par P.-A. Tissot, jurisconsulte, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. 1806-1810. 4 volumes in-4. 528 pp., [2] ff., 480, 484, 455 pp. Les trois premiers volumes sont en première édition à la date de 1806 et le quatrième est en seconde édition à la date de 1810 avec un nouveau titre "Les douze livres du code de l'empereur Justinien" (détail qui est d'ailleurs signalé par Brunet). - Les Novelles de l'empereur Justinien, traduites en français par M. Bérenger fils, de Valence (Drôme) [relié à la suite : ] Nouvelles constitutions de l'empereur Léon Auguste, ayant pour objet de réformer la législation; traduites (du grec en latin) par Henry Agyleus; Traduites en français par M. Dunoyer de Segonzac, avocat. 1810-1811. Trois tomes en deux volumes in-4, 488, 359 pp., [2] ff., 138 pp. L'éditeur a publié encore d'autres volumes complétant le Corps de droit romain mais que nous ne possédons pas. Au bas des dos, superlibris Gougis. Usures et frottements aux reliures, débuts de fentes à certains mors, quelques petites traces d'humidité. Rare ensemble paru en pleine période de l'Empire français. . (Catégories : Droit Droit romain Antiquité )

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        A Lunar Calendar, of the Festivals, and Other Days in the Year, Observed by the Israelites Commencing Anno Mundi, 5566 and Ending in 5619, Being a Period of 54 Years: Which by the Solar Computation of Time, Beings September 24th, 1805, and Will End the 28

      Printed at the Office of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island 1806 - A Lunar Calendar, of the Festivals, and Other Days in the Year, Observed by the Israelites Commencing Anno Mundi, 5566 and Ending in 5619, Being a Period of 54 Years: Which by the Solar Computation of Time, Beings September 24th, 1805, and Will End the 28th of he Same Month in the Year 1859: Together with Other Tables Useful and Convenient . . . by Moses Lopez. Newport, Rhode Island, 1806. Printed at the office of the Newport Mercury, 1806. This was the Hazzan's copy. Some browning. Modern binding. Handwritten Hebrew inscription in block letters on top of title page: K.K. Shearit Israel On front free end paper, in very old hand, with flourishes: :Kahal Kadosh Shearith Israel. Hazan." 66 Leaves + 5 Blanks at Begg & End. Additional scans available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels from France to Italy, through the Lepontine Alps; or, An itinerary of the road from Lyons to Turin, by the way of the Pays-de-Vaud, the Vallais, and across the Monts Great St. Bernard, Simplon, and St. Gothard.: With topographical and historical descriptions of the principal places, which lie contiguous to the route; including some philosophical observations on the natural history and elevation of that part of the Alps: to which are added, remarks on the course of the Rhone, from its source to the Mediterranean Sea.

      William Nicholson, London. 1806 - Con carta topogr. ripiegata colorata a mano, pianta di Lione e 25 vedute a piena pag. impresse in bistro, il tutto inc. in rame all’acquatinta da Jean Francois Albanis de Beaumont. Stupende vedute di città e di paesaggi alpini (Lione, Ginevra, Cluse, Lusanne, Vevey, Sion, S. Gottardo, Martigny, S. Bernardo, etc.). L’autore, ottimo artista di origini savoiarde (Chambery 1753-1811), fu ufficiale di Carlo Emanuele IV, e pubblicò oltre alla presente, altre tre opere analoghe, sulle alpi Retiche, Cozie, Graie e Marittime. Esemplare a larghi margini in barbe. Perret 0333: Bel album, très rare et très recherché pour la qualite des illustrations. \r Formato: [VI], 119, [1] p., XXVII c. di tav. (delle quali la prima è una c. geogr. più volte rip.), 47 cm, cart. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, rinforzo al dorso e alle punte dei piatti con conservazione del tassello coi titoli oro al dorso, dell'etichetta originale a stampa coi titoli applicata al piatto, ex libris nobiliare al contropiatto anteriore. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 3500.00 euro.

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        Perseus kehrt mit der von ihm befreiten Andromeda nach Mykene zurück.

      - Radierung, auf Japan. 22,1:18,4 cm. Nicht bei Nagler und Le Blanc. – Vermutlich aus der 1806 in London von J. Kay herausgegebenen Ausgabe „Collection of Original Etchings". – Auf den Bildrand geschnitten und auf Untersatz montiert. Runciman studierte in Glasgow und von 1750-1762 bei dem Landschaftsmaler R. Norie (tätig 2. Hälfte 18. Jhdt.), später wurde er Partner in dessen Familienbetrieb. 1767 ging er mit seinem Bruder John Runciman (1744 – 1766 in Neapel) für fünf Jahre nach Rom, wo er mit den Malern H. Füssli (1741-1825) und T. Sergel (1740-1814) bekannt wurde. Hier entwickelte er sich vom Landschaftsmaler zum Darsteller historischer und mythologischer Themen. Nach seiner Rückkehr und einem kurzen Aufenthalt in London, wo er in der Royal Academy ausstellte, ließ er sich in Edinburgh nieder. Er wurde von Sir James Clerk gefördert. Die Halle seines Anwesens „Penicuik House" dekorierte er mit Szenen aus dem Ossian.

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        Flüchtige Bemerkungen auf einer Reise von St. Petersburg über Moskwa, Grodno, Warschau, Breslau nach Deutschland im Jahre 1805. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Rein, 1806. - 8°. VI, 1 Bl., 350 SS.; 1 Bl., 324 SS., 4 Bll., mit 1 kolorierten gefalt. Aquatintatafel Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und 2 Rückenschildern Goed. VI, 446, 7; Cat. Russica R-715; ADB XXVIII, 1. - Erste Ausgabe dieses Reiseberichts des Schriftstellers und Ästhetikers Georg (von) Reinbeck (1766 - 1849), der nach seiner Studienzeit als Erzieher eines Herrn von Uwaroff in St. Petersburg arbeitete und später Lehrer am Pagenkorps in St. Petersburg (Hamberger-M. XVI, 122) war. 1805 kehrte er nach Deutschland zurück und schildert hier die Eindrücke auf seiner Heimreise. - Seine in Briefform verfassten Reiseerinnerungen behandeln St. Petersburg, Moskau, die Zarin Katharina, die Kirche, Banken und Handel, die russischen Bauern, Universitäten etc. - Band 1 mit einer schönen, fein kolorierten Aquatinta-Ansicht des alten Zarenpalasts im Kreml von G. Geißler. - Einbände leicht beriben, Vergoldung teils oxidiert, Titel jeweils mit Besitzstempel der Bibliothek von der Leyen, kaum fleckig. Schönes, sauberes und dekorativ gebundenenes Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elemens de topographie militaire, ou instruction detaillee sur la maniere de lever a vue et de dessiner avec promptitude les cartes militaires. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand; Revu et augmente de Notes et Figures additionnelles par un officier au corps imperial du Genie de France.

      Paris, Magimel, 1806.. Octavo. Pp. xvi, 424. Plus 13 (folding) copper engraved maps and tables, bound at end. Tables to text. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, corner-tips bit rubbed, bumped; spine gilt-ruled direct and with crimson morocco lettering-piece in gilt; contemporary bookplate of the 6th Hussars Regiment to first paste-down, old military stamp to title. In fine condition. Excellent copy, crisp plates, bright interior. ~ First French edition, translated from the German (1782). With exceptionally fine and handsome plates, engraved on copper by P. F. Tardieu..

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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

      London : Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme 1806 - 2 volume set. 30 cm. Quartos. Contemporary red Moroccan leather bindings. Gilt tooled and ornamented. All edges gilt. Rebacked. Marbled end pages. 52 plates. Aquatints. Engraved titles. Some spotting to title pages. Lacks 2 plates of music. Collated. Folding plates. A lovely book. By Colonel Thornton ; illustrated with upwards of eighty correct and picturesque delineations from original drawings from nature, by Mr. Bryant, and other eminent artists. Refs: Abbey, Travel No. 84. Tooley No. 488. BMC, Vol 25, p. 99 (553). Schwerdt II.259 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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        A Treatise on the Science of Defence, for the Sword, Bayonet, and Pike, in Close Action

      London: B. McMillan, 1806. Second edition. 19 plates (one folding) after R. Smirke. [viii], 66 pp. 4to. Contemporary full red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide outer border surrounding central panel tooled in gilt and blind, with gilt corner- and center-pieces, spine with raised bands in five compartments, lettering piece in one compartment, the rest gilt with small floral tools, a.e.g., blue endpapers. Binding rubbed, front joint starting at head of spine, wear to spine ends with some loss. Gilstrap Public Library, Newark-on-Trent stamp on title-page and verso of each plate and library bookplates on endsheets, first blank detached, light sporadic foxing. Presentation Copy, Annotated by the Author An important work on military swordsmanship. According to Hutton, as quoted in Thimm, "This is the earliest known work giving any idea of attack and defence with the bayonet." Inscribed by the author, "To Thomas John Manchee Esq, This hasty production of an insignificant Invalid (now pressed by various disorders & the Infirmities of Age) is now offered as a little mark of that high aspect which the Writer, in Common with all liberal men, must entertain for rare Integrity & highly cultivated Talents ..." and dated January 7, 1827. Machee was a radical reformer who wrote several books on charities and reform. Gordon has added corrections and notes, some quite lengthy, to the margins throughout. Thimm, p. 119; Pardoel 1132.01

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        Broadside. Begins, "To the electors of the Western District. Fellow-citizens, In a few days you will again be called upon to exercise the distinguishing privilege of Freemen — that of electing your Representatives to the Legislature. In discharging this duty, the great body of the people only want correct information, and they will generally choose the most able and faithful men to legislate for them."

      New York state: no publisher/printer Folio (39 cm, 15.5"). [1] f. (verso blank).. [1806?] A wall posting of the so-called "Lewisites" or "Quids," the faction of the Democratic-Republican party that supported Gov. Morgan Lewis of New York against the faction led by New York City Mayor DeWitt Clinton. This supports four candidates, "friends of the present administration [i.e., Gov. Morgan Lewis]," to fill vacancies in the Western District of the New York State Senate; the candidates, all former members of the state assembly, are Freegift Patchin, of Schoharie, Evans Wharrey, of Herkimer, John McWhorter, of Onondaga, and Joseph Annin, of Cayuga. Their names are printed at the end, followed by the words "The People's Choice" in bold letters. Included are attacks on the character of the opposing candidates, Salmon Buell, John Ballard, Nathan Smith, and Jacob Gebhard, and of particular interest is a spirited defense of the controversial Merchants' Bank. => An interesting window into the factional struggles within the party and the growing dominance of the western district in state politics. Text printed in double columns. Rare: We fail to trace any copies via OCLC. As issued, with old folds. Short tear and spot in blank area of inner margin. A clean, very good copy.

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