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

      xi, 239 pages. Illustrated with 64 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, sometime re-backed in calf. Plates dated 1797, but the address given at the end of the book is Fleet Street, one that Marshall moved to in 1806. Lacking front free endpaper; title-page a little chipped at bottom edge; else a very nice copy with very attractively coloured plates.

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        Bibliofilo, erudito e politico britannico, fu membro del Parlamento e Segretario di Stato del Regno Unito (1806 - '07). Grande collezionista, costituà una pregevolissima biblioteca, costituita da oltre quarantamila volumi (tra i quali diversi preziosi manoscritti, incunaboli e cinquecentine) che fu messa in vendita nel 1892 e acquistata da Mrs. Enriqueta Augustina Rylands per la John Rylands Library di Manchester. lettere autografe firmate. A. 28 Agosto 1814. In questa interessante missiva Lord Spencer scrive al fido bibliotecario Tommaso De Ocheda circa l'opportunità di partecipare alla vendita della rinomata biblioteca del Duca di Cassano, a Napoli. "La Nouvelle que vous me donnez dans votre dernière lettre de la prochaine vente de la Bibliothèque du Duc de Cassano est bien interessante pour moi, comme vous savez que cette Bibliothèque contient non seulement l'Edition d'Horace par Arnaldus de Bruxella 1474 si longtemps desirée mais ainsi quelques autres articles fort rares (...)maismalheuresement je ne connais pas demoyens pur lequel nous pourrions avoir accès à cette vente; je vous prierai donc, si vous aviez quelque autre occasion de voir Mons. (...) de lui demander quelque renseignement sur ce sujet, et d'apprendre si peut - etre il connait quelqu'un à Naples...". Una pagina in - 4, indirizzo autografo, annullo postale e traccia di sigillo in ceralacca nera alla quarta (foro in corrispondenza del sigillo non lede il testo). Lord Spencer riuscà effettivamente ad acquistare la biblioteca del Duca di Cassano Serra, arricchendo la propria collezione londinese di numerosi tesori librari. B. Londra, 29 settembre 1818. Risponde alla moglie del De Ocheda - Giuseppa - preoccupata perché non ha notizie del marito da alcune settimane. "Mon ancien et respectable ami Don Tomaso de Ocheda est parti d'ici il y a plus d'une semaine pour le Continent, et n'ayant pas laissé aucun addresse, il ne me sera pas possible (...) à votre demande en vous faisant connaitre où il est fixé...". Una pagina in - 4, indirizzo autografo, annullo postale e traccia di sigillo in ceralacca nera alla quarta (foro in corrispondenza del sig. non lede il testo).

      

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        Reise durch Schweden im Jahre 1804. Erster bis vierter Theil (alles).

      Berlin, G. A. Lange, 1806.. 4 Bände in 4. VIII, 303; 322; 295; 277, 1Blatt. Schöne Halbleder der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschilder. ERSTE AUFLAGE. 8°.. Trotz der vorhandenen Gebrauchsspuren , ein sehr schönes attraktive Exemplar, siehe Foto.

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

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

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        Föreläsningar i djurkemien [Lectures on animal chemistry]. I-II.

      1806 - Stockholm, C. Deléen and C. F. Marquard, respectively, 1806-08. 8:o. (12),276,(1) + (2),LVIII,(6),498,(2) pp.Two volumes in contemporary fine tan half calf, slightly worn, with sparingly gilt spines and glazed paper labels. Red sprinkled edges. Minor spotting to spines. Slight foxing in parts, paper loss in lower margin on p. 485 in part II. The concluding unpaginated errata leaf in part I is taken from another, smaller copy.Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius 1806:1 and 1808:1. An abridged English edition was published in 1813. Berzelius' pioneering works on animal chemistry, a research field which at the time was largely unexplored, were based on his own extensive experiments in his laboratory in Stockholm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers To which are prefixed A History of the Language, and An English Grammar In Two Volumes Ninth Edition, Corrected and Revised

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, R. Baldwin, et al, by Luke Hansard, 1806. Hardcover. Very Good. Ninth edition of an abiding masterpiece of the English language, first published in 1755. Two volume set, complete and in very good condition. Beautifully and professionally rebound in burgundy half-leather and black cloth, with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to the spines, top edge gilt, new marbled endpapers and new headbands. Light foxing throughout; pages slightly wavy from age. Volume I has a faint crease to the lower corner throughout, and a light stain to the fore-edge margin of some pages; beginning few leaves of Volume II slightly held together at the top by the binder's application of gilt, but could be easily opened. The texts are otherwise clean and unmarked, and the bindings strong. This is the full, quarto-size set, not the miniature edition that was published the same year. Volume I, A-K; Volume II, L-Z. Approximately 500 pages per volume. Quite hefty set. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("W. G. Becker").

      Dresden, 18. II. 1806. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Herzlichen Dank für Deine gütige Sorgfalt und Bereitwilligkeit mir gefällig zu seyn! Es freut mich, daß der liebe brave Böhm, dem ich herzlich gut bin, mir den Amor von Mangs stechen will [.] Wenn ich Seydelmanns Zeichnung bei Dyk erwähnte, so geschah es des herrl. Ausdrucks wegen, der in beiden Kupfern (unter uns gesagt) doch nicht ganz gelungen ist. Bause hat ihn zweimal gestochen, für Dresden u. für Dessau. Wenigstens wünschte ich, daß H. Böhm die Zeichnung sähe. Das Format zum Titelkupfer zum Taschenbuch ist etwas größer, als zu den übrigen Kupfern, welches auch besser für die Darstellung ist [.]". - Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker war seit 1795 Inspektor der Dresdener kurfürstlichen sächsischen Antikengalerie und des Münzkabinetts und erhielt 1805 die Aufsicht über das "Grüne Gewölbe" und den Titel eines kgl. sächsischen Hofrats. "Becker schrieb Lyrik ('Gedichte an Elisen', 1775), übersetzte u. a. Dandré Bardons 'Costume der ältesten Völker' (4 Hefte, 1776/77) und war Herausgeber einiger Periodika, darunter 1794-1814 des 'Taschenbuchs zum geselligen Vergnügen'. Er war ein Verfechter des englischen Landschaftsgartens in Deutschland. Sein kunstgeschichtliches Hauptwerk 'Augusteum. Dresden's antike Denkmäler enthaltend' (3 Bde.) erschien 1804-11" (DBE). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Viridarium: Coloured Plates of Greenhouse Plants, with The Linnean Names, and with Concise Rules for their Culture

      London. : Printed by Dewick & Clarke for the author and sold by William Earle. , 1806. Poor+. A binding copy. Both boards are detached and the gatherings have come loose, leaving quires separated from one another. Leaves prior to title page are missing. Plates 5 and 6 (Egyptian Bind-Weed and Round-Headed Buddlea, are missing). The leaves a slightly toned with just an occasional hint of foxing. . First printing. . Hard. 8vo. 8". . Poor+. Illus. by Illustrated with 48 (of 50) hand coloured plates. .

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In Two Volumes. Ninth Edition, Corrected and Revised

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, R. Baldwin, et al, by Luke Hansard, 1806. Hardcover. Very Good. Ninth edition of an abiding masterpiece of the English language, first published in 1755. Two volume set, complete and in very good condition. Beautifully and professionally rebound in burgundy half-leather and black cloth, with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to the spines, top edge gilt, new marbled endpapers and new headbands. Light foxing throughout; pages slightly wavy from age. Volume I has a faint crease to the lower corner throughout, and a light stain to the fore-edge margin of some pages; beginning few leaves of Volume II slightly held together at the top by the binder's application of gilt, but could be easily opened. The texts are otherwise clean and unmarked, and the bindings strong. This is the full, quarto-size set, not the miniature edition that was published the same year. Volume I, A-K; Volume II, L-Z. Approximately 500 pages per volume. Quite hefty set. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

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        Sacred Dramas, Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, Subjects Taken From the Bible ; to Which Are Added, Reflections of King Hezekiah ; Sensibility, a Poem ; And, Search After Happiness

      Newark [N.J.] : Printed by W. Tuttle & Co. 1806 - 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf. Gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Rubbing to extremities with corners bumped. FFEP excised, most likely to removed gift inscription. Pencil notation of numerical calculations on paste downs. Minor tanning, faint damp stain. Tear with loss to p. 53-54. Martha Randolph?s signature on rear end page. Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772 ?1836) was the daughter of President Thomas Jefferson. Martha lived for much of her life at Monticello. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., a Virginia Congressman and Governor. Also present, are signatures from Mary Randolph (1803?1876) and a later signature from Elizabeth Randolph. The Randolph family was an important early dynasty in early American politics. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jeu de Cartes Geographiques

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

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        The World: Or, the Present State of the Universe. Being a General and Complete Collection of Modern Voyages and Travels. Selected, Arranged, and Digested, From the Narratives of the Latest and Most Authentic Travellers and Navigators [Buy it!]

      London : J Stratford, 1806 A rare complete set in 2 volumes with additional illustrations. In contemporary full calf bindings. Classed as 'fair' because the bindings are splitting at the spine joints (although boards currently attached) and because, in addition to the illustrations it should have, a previous owner has added plates and maps, some pasted to the reverse of plates. Vol I: 1806; with pasted plate of Amphitheatre of Vespasian to front pastedown; folding colour map of N Pacific Ocean; title page; preface; folding map of the world; 5 single page maps with pasted plates on reverse; folding sketch of R. Scheldt; folding map of Lower Egypt; folding chart of voyage; map of the Island of Walcheren; 93 plates in total; text on Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt by C S Sonnini; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778 and 1780. Pp145-344; Voyage of Discovery of the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World. 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Captain George Vancouver; A Missionary Voyage to the South Pacfic Ocean. Captain James Wilson; Earl Macartney's Embassy to the Emperor of China; the Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; and Mr Hodges' Travels to India; 764pp plus 4pp of Index. Vol. II: 1808; pasted plate to front pastedown and plates of Hindoo market to fep; title page; folding map of Spain and Portugal; folding map of Upper Egypt; 78 plates in total; Perouse's Voyage around the World; Voyage in Search of Perouse; Lessop's Travels in Kamptschatka; A Voyage around the World by Capt. Nathaniel Portlock; A Voyage to Madagascar and the E Indies - Abbe Rochon; Travels in Syria and Egypt by M c F Volney; Travels through Spain by Dillon; Travels in Portugal by Link; Travels in Germany, Switzerland etc by Stolberg; Travels in Upper and Lower Hungary by Dutens; Travels in Poland by Coxe; Travels in Denmark, Norway and Sweden by Nowel; View of the Russian Empire by Tooke; Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava by Symes; A Tour from Bengal to Persian by Franklin; A Journey from India towards England by Jackson; A general geographical description of the world with notes on voyages; index 4pp; plate on rear pastedown. Mispaginated - text goes from p 710 to 801 but there is no break in text or missing text. The bindings have ornate gilt tooling to spines and title and volume labels. Both are splitting at the joints and with wear and scuffing to edges and surface. Contents with general light toning to pages. Some sections, including plates browned and occasional marking. There are clearly plates from several other works included - some have been properly bound in and some pasted to reverse of other plates. A very rare work, priced to take account of condition. Note: we will add 5 images of this work to ABE/Biblio (all allowed), please enquire if you would like to see additional images.

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        Einige Bemerkungen über den Ursprung und die Geschichte der Rosenkreuzer und Freymaurer.

      - Veranlaßt durch die sogenannte historisch-kritische Untersuchung des Herrn Hofraths Buhle über diesen Gegenstand. Erstausg. Berlin u. Stettin, [Nicolai], 1806. 1 Bl., XVI, 180, 68 S. (Anmerkungen), mit einer Kupfertaf. als Frontispiz, Gr.-8°, Schlichter Karton d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Wolfstieg 42187; Kloß 2689; Taute 327: "Nicolai stellt hier über den Ursprung der Frmrei eine unhaltbare Meinung auf.- Handb. d. Frmrei II, S.426" (vgl. Taute 268). - Erwiderung von Friedrich Nicolai auf die Veröffentlichung von Johann Gottlieb Gerhard Buhle (1763-1821): "Ueber den Ursprung und die vornehmsten Schicksale der Orden der Rosenkreuzer und Freymaurer". - Christoph Friedrich Nicolai (auch Nickolai, 1733-1811), Schriftsteller, Verlagsbuchhändler, Historiker u. Hauptvertreter der Berliner Aufklärung. Er führte einen regen Briefwechsel mit den Größen seiner Epoche. Als Freimaurer Mitglied der Berliner Loge "Zu den drei Weltkugeln", in der Philosophie Gegner Kants u. Fichtes, in der Literatur schrieb er gegen den "Sturm und Drang" u. die aufkommende Romantik. Da Nicolai seine Kritik in der Regel polemisch abfasste, folgten heftige Reaktionen der Betroffenen. Bekannt geblieben ist die Auseinandersetzung mit dem jungen Goethe, dessen "Werther" Nicolai unter dem Titel "Freuden des jungen Werthers" 1775 eine Variante mit "glücklichem Ausgang" gegenüberstellte. Was Goethe veranlasste, ihn in dem bissigen Gedicht "Nicolai auf Werthers Grabe" zu verewigen, später verarbeitet er ihn im "Faust" in der Szene Walpurgisnacht als "Proktophantasmist" (Steißgeisterseher). Ein weiterer literarischer Streit, u. a. mit Herder u. Johann Georg Hamann, über den "Baphomet" der Tempelherren setzte im Jahr 1782 ein. Ein Jahr später wurde Nicolai Mitglied der Illuminaten. In diesem Zusammenhang wird Nicolai oft fälschlich der Gesellschaftsname "Diocletian" zugeschrieben; richtig ist vielmehr "Lucian". Mitte 1785 ernannte man ihn zum Regenten u. Präfekten von Berlin. - Einband an den Kanten berieben u. am Rücken eingerissen; Innendeckel mit Nr.; Titel mit Besitzervermerk u., wie der hintere Innendeckel, mit Besitzerstempel; Seiten leicht stockfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro Camaldolese descritto ed illustrato da D. Placido Zurla [1806 First Edition]

      Zurla, Venezia 1806 - (History of Cartography) ZURLA, Placido. Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro Camaldolese descritto ed illustrato da D. Placido Zurla. Venezia [Venice], 1806. First Edition. Text in Italian. Folio, 15 x 10.75 inches. Hardcover, contemporary blue paper binding, original untrimmed pages. Fold-out map intact. Map measures 18 x 16.5 inches. Interior in Very Good condition with typical foxing and edge wear. Some writing and notes on endpapers. Binding is quite worn. Spine toned with chipping to head and foot. Boards rubbed and scuffed. Edge wear with bumping and chipping to corners. Good condition. A scholarly study with a faithful reproduction of the famous 15th c. world map, one of the treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, considered the masterpiece of mediaeval cartography. It shows the world as it was known in 1458 including the Portuguese discoveries. Due the book?s size and weight, extra shipping may be necessary. Must ship Priority on international orders. (YJMC001) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the Year 1772, to 1777

      London: J. Johnson and Thomas Payne,, 1806. 2 volumes, quarto (292 × 231 mm). Contemporary diced half russia, title gilt direct to spines, low bands framed by single gilt rules, single gilt fillets to spine and corner edges, marbled boards and edges, flat green-grey endpapers. Engraved title pages with hand-coloured vignettes, hand-coloured frontispiece to volume I and 80 hand-coloured engraved plates and maps, 3 of them folding and one double-page, by William Blake, Bartolozzi and others after Stedman. A little rubbed, some judicious restoration to the joints and spines, binder's blanks foxed, clean split to the frontispiece of volume I with careful professional archival tissue repair verso, mild toning throughout, some scattered light foxing, and pale off-setting from the plates as usual, overall a very good copy indeed. Large paper copy of the second edition "corrected", superbly hand-coloured throughout, some heightening with gum arabic . The first edition of 1796 was not issued in a coloured state. "In 1772 [Stedman] volunteered to accompany an expedition sent out by the States-General to subdue the revolted Negroes in Surinam, or Dutch Guiana. This service, in which he was employed for five years, gave him the opportunity of his life. His narrative of it is a model of what such a book should be. The field of his curiosity embraced not only all branches of natural history, but also economical and social conditions. His description of the cruelties practised on the Negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have been penned. Not the least curious thing in the book is the story of his relations with Joanna, a beautiful mulatto, who nursed him when sick, and bore him a son." (DNB). Sixteen of the plates are engraved by William Blake, and which Geoffrey Keynes considered to be the artist's "most interesting and important book illustrations" (in Ryskamp, William Blake, Engraver: a Descriptive Catalogue, 1969, p.10).

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        Autograph manuscript, "Remarques, nottes [sic] instructions, réflexions et souvenirs rélatifs aux diverses parties de l'art nautique et militaire de la marine"

      N.p. [France?], 1806. [231 pp]. 4to. Two loosely inserted leaves, engraved Neptune vignette laid down on front pastedown, engraved chart on rear pastedown, original roan backed boards. A French Naval Officer in the Age of Nelson A detailed and comprehensive naval journal by a French naval officer during the Napoleonic era. The author (Philibert, according to a note on the pastedown), a highly literate and seasoned naval officer who saw action in the waters of Europe, the Americas and Africa, records in this notebook some of the major engagements, including battles with Nelson, in which he participated. On pages 161-182 he lists the "Marine Anglais En 1800," alphabetically by ship (showing Capt. Bligh as captain of the 64-gun Agincourt), and follows with a vivid, English-language description of the Battle of Aboukir Bay (the Battle of the Nile): "the British squadron under the command of Horatio Nelson approached...the French fleet in the morning of the 1st of August 1798, from the westward. The action commenced at sunset of the same day, in pursuance of the admiral's signal to engage from van to the centre...The action was continuous from about 6 o'clock in the evening of the first of august, till there in the morning of the 2d. It was then intermitted for about 2 hours and was afterwards continuous till about 2 in the afternoon of the 2d... Capn Westcott of the Majestic was killed early in the action, but her first lieutenant Cuthbert so ably conducted her afterwards, as to receive the honour of public mention in the Admiral's official communication. Indeed, to the judgement and valour of all the officers, and to the courage of the crews, does the British admiral ascribe the success of this important day..." He is an clearly admirer of the English navy and has a solid command of the English language. Another chapter, recording soundings taken in the English channel, is also written entirely in English, and among several other interesting features, pages 37-38 contain a bilingual dictionary of French-English naval vocabulary: "En haut tout le monde = All hands high!"... "Droit" = "Steady"..."Bon quart = All's Well..." Much of the journal, too, records extracts from the author's extensive reading of contemporary travel and maritime literature, from Lady Craven's account of her voyage to Constantinople, to Captain Bligh's account of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Scattered throughout, too, are fascinating discussions of recipes, uniforms ("en général nos matelots sont encore mal servis (?); leurs habillements sont mal faits, les manches sont trop courtes, il y a trop de disparité dans les couleurs ... la plupart [des matelots] ont l'apparence de misérables pècheurs et de mendiants"), storage of biscuits, the cleaning of ships, the use of parrots, etc., etc., offering, in all, a fascinating and instructive view of life at sea in the late 18th century by a professional naval officer. The first half of the journal also covers his service in American waters, with commentary about the Virginia coast, the Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana and the West Indies. The latter half contains notes about engagements during the Napoleonic Wars. Philibert catalogued the French and English losses after 1794, and includes ships lost in American waters. The journal also has accounts of the Franco-American naval war of 1798-1800. The attribution to Philibert (from a pencilled note on front pastedown) is of great historical interest, "Philibert (Pierre-Henry), born January 26, 1774 in Bourbon [i.e., present day La Réuinion, in the Mauritius Islands] was the son of a former controller and officer of the Navy. In 1786 he entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer. Revolution made him sign onto a vessel November 16, 1793. He successively became lieutenant in 1803, commander in 1811 and finally captain of second class in 1814. Captain Philibert had the finest record of service, was one of top officers of the Imperial Navy and deserves to be defended against unjust attacks. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Trafalgar and was, after the fight, as the ship returned to Algeciras captured by the English. He had already held several important commands and finally, that of a division composed of the frigates l'Étoile and la Sultane which distinguished itself during an ocean crossing in two battles against the English. Wounded several times, the commander Philibert was in 1815 made Knight of the Legion of Honour and Knight of St. Louis. Named Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1821, captain of the first class in 1822, he died in 1824." (Memoirs of Baron Bonnefoux, Ship Captain from 1782 to 1855). It is also noteworthy that Philibert was commander of the frigate la Saale on July 8, 1815, where Napoleon took refuge for four days awaiting his exile to St. Helena. While on board, Plans were made to prevent his exile and secure his escape; a request was made of Philibert to weigh anchor and set sail. Philibert refused to do so, and so changed the course of history.

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         Le Brigand de Venise

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

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        Sacred Dramas, Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, Subjects Taken From the Bible ; to Which Are Added, Reflections of King Hezekiah ; Sensibility, a Poem ; And, Search After Happiness

      Newark [N.J.] : Printed by W. Tuttle & Co, 1806-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf. Gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Rubbing to extremities with corners bumped. FFEP excised, most likely to removed gift inscription. Pencil notation of numerical calculations on paste downs. Minor tanning, faint damp stain. Tear with loss to p. 53-54. Martha Randolph’s signature on rear end page. Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772 â€?"1836) was the daughter of President Thomas Jefferson. Martha lived for much of her life at Monticello. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., a Virginia Congressman and Governor. Also present, are signatures from Mary Randolph (1803â€?"1876) and a later signature from Elizabeth Randolph. The Randolph family was an important early dynasty in early American politics.

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        Niwt' bskakan ays e Karcarot storagrut'iwn amenayn goyic', ork' pargeweal en mez yamenakarolen ar I gorcacelu hanapaz t'e ibrew kerakur, t'e ibrew del, ew noc'a gorcacelun kerpe, ksark'e ew amanake.

      Venice: S. Lazar, 1806. - Octavo. 275pp. Contemporary sheep. Illustrated. Nersessian, Vrej, Catalogue of Early Armenian Books 1512 - 1850, p. 91, # 275 [The British Library, 1980].

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        A Father's Memoirs of His Child

      London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece by Robert Cromek after the design by William Blake and Haye. 1 vols. 8vo (25 x 15.5 cm). Uncut in the original boards; rebacked, endpapers renewed. Fine, tall copy. A William Blake Milestone: the First Account of His Life A book of paramount importance to Blake studies. Malkin was a personal friend of William Blake, with whom he shared an interest in radical politics, and on the death of his gifted six-year-old son Thomas in 1802, Malkin commissioned Blake to design the frontispiece for Malkin's FATHER'S MEMOIR. In his Preface to this work, Malkin gives what the DNB calls the "first and fullest" account of Blake's early life and career, and it was with this very tribute to his friend's idiosyncratic genius that Malkin first gave impetus to a more general appreciation of William Blake's art.

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        The Seasons, or Flower-Garden : Being a Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers that Blossom at the Four Seasons of the Year, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The Whole Carefully Drawn from Nature : with a Description of Each Flower. [Together with] A Treatise: or, Instructions for Drawing and Painting Flowers, With General Observations on the Art.

      R. Ackermann, London 1806 - Folio. 35.5 by 29 cm. Hand-colored engraved frontis plus 24 hand-colored plates of flowers. Each of the plates is described on separate text pages, which are not paginated. The accompanying Treatise is paginated, with 28 pp. Handsome modern half morocco binding, sympathetic to period style. Very occasional and light soil within -- mostly clean. Plates are bright and lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NAVIGATOR: OR THE TRADERS' USEFUL GUIDE IN NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHENY, OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS.ILLUSTRATED WITH THIRTEEN ACCURATE MAPS OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND ONE OF PITTSBURGH.

      Pittsburgh: From the Press of Zadok Cramer, 1806. - [2],94pp. Original limp paper-covered boards. Noticeably worn, spine perished and reinforced with later sewn thread, corners worn. Dampstain to first few leaves, contemporary notations and marginalia, minor foxing. Good. The rare and important fifth edition, the first to contain navigation charts, covering the Mississippi River from the junction of the Ohio to New Orleans. This is an especially interesting copy for the ownership inscription and notations found on the front endpapers and flyleaves, and in the marginalia on four pages of the text. The book is signed "John Seelye Book Cape Girardeau upper Louisiana now State of Masoura [sic] December 11th, 1807." Then, in a striking narrative that emcompasses five lines on the front free endpaper and the entirety of the next three flyleaves, the owner relates a perilous journey down the White River from Missouri to New Orleans (with "but this book.for my guide to N. Orleans"), during which he almost lost his life and his horse after mis- judging the depth of the river and falling into frigid whitewater. He made his way to a house after his "cloth[e]s were frozen as stiff as possibly could be." Here, the locals told Seelye that the waters of the river "are so transparent that you may see the smallest fish at its bottom when the waters are at the highest." Apparently, the house at which he stopped belonged to a family who owned dogs that Seelye had shot for "evil(?) conduct." He thanks his "creator" that they were not at home to exact revenge, and further gives praise for his "miraculous escape from the icey waters of White River" and then signs his name. On the next leaf is a note stating he bought the book for 75¢ in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1805. Considering this book was actually utilized for the purpose for which it was created, used by someone traveling downriver to New Orleans, some of the condition factors can be understood. In fact, the dampstains to the preliminary pages are likely from his accidental fall into the White River. Seelye was no armchair navigator. He journeyed down the White River to the Mississippi, making extensive notes in the margins of the section of the book on the Mississippi River, mainly about the trees and plants he found along the way, namely cedar, mulberry, tobacco, hemp, flax, sugar, and fruit trees. He also mentions Indians, and complains about the lack of prepared wine found in the region. A short note on p.14 reads, "The Cotton tree is of all kinds most useful and numerous." "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807" - Howes. A wonderful copy with contemporary provenance. STREETER 991. HOWES C855. BRADFORD 1112. SABIN 17384. JONES 713. MIDLAND 89:145. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 10225.

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        THE NAVIGATOR: OR THE TRADERS' USEFUL GUIDE IN NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHENY, OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS...ILLUSTRATED WITH THIRTEEN ACCURATE MAPS OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND ONE OF PITTSBURGH

      Pittsburgh: From the Press of Zadok Cramer, 1806.. [2],94pp. Original limp paper-covered boards. Noticeably worn, spine perished and reinforced with later sewn thread, corners worn. Dampstain to first few leaves, contemporary notations and marginalia, minor foxing. Good. The rare and important fifth edition, the first to contain navigation charts, covering the Mississippi River from the junction of the Ohio to New Orleans. This is an especially interesting copy for the ownership inscription and notations found on the front endpapers and flyleaves, and in the marginalia on four pages of the text. The book is signed "John Seelye Book Cape Girardeau upper Louisiana now State of Masoura [sic] December 11th, 1807." Then, in a striking narrative that emcompasses five lines on the front free endpaper and the entirety of the next three flyleaves, the owner relates a perilous journey down the White River from Missouri to New Orleans (with "but this book...for my guide to N. Orleans"), during which he almost lost his life and his horse after mis- judging the depth of the river and falling into frigid whitewater. He made his way to a house after his "cloth[e]s were frozen as stiff as possibly could be." Here, the locals told Seelye that the waters of the river "are so transparent that you may see the smallest fish at its bottom when the waters are at the highest." Apparently, the house at which he stopped belonged to a family who owned dogs that Seelye had shot for "evil(?) conduct." He thanks his "creator" that they were not at home to exact revenge, and further gives praise for his "miraculous escape from the icey waters of White River" and then signs his name. On the next leaf is a note stating he bought the book for 75¢ in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1805. Considering this book was actually utilized for the purpose for which it was created, used by someone traveling downriver to New Orleans, some of the condition factors can be understood. In fact, the dampstains to the preliminary pages are likely from his accidental fall into the White River. Seelye was no armchair navigator. He journeyed down the White River to the Mississippi, making extensive notes in the margins of the section of the book on the Mississippi River, mainly about the trees and plants he found along the way, namely cedar, mulberry, tobacco, hemp, flax, sugar, and fruit trees. He also mentions Indians, and complains about the lack of prepared wine found in the region. A short note on p.14 reads, "The Cotton tree is of all kinds most useful and numerous." "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807" - Howes. A wonderful copy with contemporary provenance. STREETER 991. HOWES C855. BRADFORD 1112. SABIN 17384. JONES 713. MIDLAND 89:145. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 10225.

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        A Father's Memoirs of His Child

      London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece by Robert Cromek after the design by William Blake and Haye. 1 vols. 8vo (25 x 15.5 cm). Uncut in the original boards; rebacked, endpapers renewed. Fine, tall copy. A William Blake Milestone: the First Account of His Life A book of paramount importance to Blake studies. Malkin was a personal friend of William Blake, with whom he shared an interest in radical politics, and on the death of his gifted six-year-old son Thomas in 1802, Malkin commissioned Blake to design the frontispiece for Malkin's FATHER'S MEMOIR. In his Preface to this work, Malkin gives what the DNB calls the "first and fullest" account of Blake's early life and career, and it was with this very tribute to his friend's idiosyncratic genius that Malkin first gave impetus to a more general appreciation of William Blake's art.

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        The Novice of Saint Dominick

      London: printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, by T. Gillet, Salisbury-square, 1806. First edition. 364; 379; 395; 393 pp. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Front cover off Volume One, spines worn, several small holes in text, some internal staining. Good. VERY RARE Owenson's second novel and fourth book"Owenson's second novel, set in sixteenth-century France, began with an idealized portrait of Thomas Moore (who had performed for the Featherstones and Sydney) and was originally called The Minstrel but emerged in published form, much abridged, as The Novice of St. Dominick (1805)[ actually 1806]. Filled with rhetoric, adventures, and footnotes, it anticipated the historical novels of Scott. The novel's heroine, Imogen, is again self-referential but more complex than the Olivia of St. Clair" (ODNB).

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson. 15 volume set

      Bell and Bradfute, James McCliesh and Wm.Blackwood, Edinburgh 1806 - 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 Language: eng Covers rubbed. Two sides untrimmed. Tightly bound set Leather cover with gilt decorated spines [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document Signed as a Judge

      Newmarket, NH 1806 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The works of Aristotle,: The famous philosopher. In four parts. Containing I. His complete master piece . II. His experienced midwife . III. His book of problems . IV. His last legacy

      Printed for the Booksellers 1806 - Full contemporary calf. Red spine label. Good binding and cover. 269, [1] p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Toning. Marginal discoloration to corner of first 3 end pages. Faint marginal dampstain to first few pages. An important English work on popular medicine with emphasis on obstetrics and reproduction, falsely attributed to Aristotle. See: Austin, R.B. Early American medical imprints, 75; Shaw & Shoemaker, 9860. An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform Volume 3, Supplement, p. 30. Contents the same as those in The works of Aristotle compleat, in four parts, London [1749]. Alternative titles: Aristotle's Masterpiece.Experienced midwife.Problemata Aristotelis.Aristotle's Last legacy. Presumed to be authored by William Salmon, 1644-1713. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Gardener's Calendar

      McMAHON, Bernard. The American Gardener's Calendar. Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the United States. Containing a Complete Account of All the Work Necessary to Be Done in the Kitch-Garden, Fruit-Garden, Orchard, Vineyard, Nursery, etc. [1], 648 pp. plus folding table and [18] pp. index. 8vo., bound in contemporary calf red morocco spine label. Philadelphia: B. Graves, 1806.First Edition. Called an American Gardening classic, The American Gardener's Calendar was the first gardening book published in America that was written and designed for American conditions.Bernard McMahon (1775-1816) came to America from Ireland in 1796. He settled in Philadelphia and opened a nursery business on South Second Street, below Market Street. In addition, he had greenhouses and experimental gardens near the Germantown Turnpike between Philadelphia and Nicetown. Many prominent botanists of the day were drawn to McMahon's shop. They included Nuttall, Baldwin, Darlington and others. Thomas Nuttall named an evergreen after McMahon. Mahonia is listed in memory of McMahon in Nuttall's Genera of North American Plants. After the return of Capts. Lewis & Clark, Thomas wrote to La Contesse de Tesse, "All Lewis's plants are growing in the garden of Mr. McMahon, a gardener of Philadelphia." Some chaffing to binding extremities, occasional light spotting. Rink 1647. Sabin 43560. Hedrick 197.

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        Introductory Essay to a New System of Civil and Ecclesiastical Topography and Itinerary of Counties of Ireland with Remembrances of Memorable Events Recorded at the Places where they occurred. Also, Tables of Direct and Cross Roads â€" Table of 2436 Parishes, under the respective, Barony and Diocess â€" An Alphabetical Table â€" Judges Circuits Post Towns

      Printed by John Barlow - 1806. Hardback. 333pp. Later half morocco on marbled boards, worn particularly on the edges. Raised bands and gilt tooling. Contains paper label of J. Darcy, Bookseller and Binder, 5, Elephant Lane, Dublin. Normal foxing. Some underlining and MSS notes with crayon. First edition copy. . . . . Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 25% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 1450.00 EUR. Order now to avoid disappointment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code Napoleon, Ou, Code Civil Des Francais, Conforme Pour Le Texte A L'Edition Originale Et Officielle De L'Imprimerie Imperiale

      Paris: Chez Delance et Chez Gueffier, 1806-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. 21 cm. Bound in full modern blueleather. Gilt lettering to spine. Fine binding and cover. 5 l., 574 p. Lacking final leaf. Generally clean, unmarked pages. 1st French edition to use Code Napoleon in title. Wm A. Walker's copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Cloud, 2. VIII. 1806. - 2¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Mit geprägter Bordüre und Goldschnitt. 8vo. Eindringlicher Brief an ihre Nichte Stephanie Beauharnais, die sich am 8. Oktober mit Erbprinz Karl von Baden vermählte, weshalb sich Josephine wohl veranlaßt sah, die junge Frau auf ihre neuen Pflichten aufmerksam zu machen. - Stephanie Beauharnais war im März des Jahres von Napoleon adoptiert worden: "je m'occupe bien souvent de vous ma chère fille, quoique je ne puisse pas toujours vous écrire autant que je le desirerois [.] mais je vois avec plaisir ma chere Stéphanie, le succès des soins que vous prenés pour gagner les Coeurs et vous concilier tous les suffrages, à la Cour ou vous êtes, et je suis bien sure que plus on vous connaitra, plus vous serés aimée et appréciée. je suis surtout charmée des progrès que vous avés faits dans l'affection de M[a]d[am]e la margrave. vous devés vous rappeller ce que je vous ai toujours dit de son esprit. occupés vous de cultiver une amitié aussi précieuse pour vous, et si digne de vos efforts. l'empereur continue à se bien porter, et ma santé est aussi bonne. adieu ma chère fille, ecrivés moi souvent et marqués moi le soins que vous avés de contribuer de tout votre pouvoir au bonheur du prince de Bade, ménagés votre santé, ne faites pas détour de vie et donnés moi dans huit mois un petit fils bien portant [.]". - Ein kleines Loch (ohne Textverlust) in Blatt 2, zwei kleine Einschnitte in der ehemaligen Heftung. Die äußeren Seiten etwas verfärbt (oxidiert?).

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        Letter signed ("Napoleon") to his step-son, Eugène de Beauharnais

      Paris, 1806. One page in ink, on single sheet of blank stationery. 9 x 7-1/4 inches. Docketed at top "No. 19" and at bottom (in the same secretarial hand) "à mon fils le Prince Eugene Napoléon". One page in ink, on single sheet of blank stationery. 9 x 7-1/4 inches. An indignant letter from the Emperor to his step-son Eugène, the son of Joséphine de Beauharnais (1781-1824), who was adopted by his step-father only a month before this letter was penned, on January 12, 1806. Napoleon chides Eugène for paying an exorbitant amount of money on his house. "Mon fils, je ne puis accorder mon estime à M. Caburelet [?] ni à votre architect, je les ai chassés l'un et l'autre de chez moi. Il est absurde qu'on ait dépensé 1500,000 francs dans une maison si petite que la vôtre, et ce qu'on y a fait ne vaut pas le quart de cette somme. "Ayez donc soin de ne rien faire faire qu'avec des devis arrêtés. Au reste, ne vous melez pas de votre maison, j'y ai ____ embargo. Quand vous viendrez à Paris d'ailleurs, vous logerez dans un palais. "Paris ce 18 fevrier 1806 "[signed] "Napoléon" [Son, I have no respect for M. Caburelet or for your architect. I kicked them both out of my house. It's ridiculous to have spent so much on a house as tiny as yours, and what was done isn't worth a fourth of that. So be sure not to have anything done without an estimate, and don't bother yourself about it -- I've put an embargo on it. Anyway, when you come to Paris you'll stay in in a palace ..."].

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        Letter from Woodhall Jamaica1806 to William Kennedy Laurie of Lauriston, Castle Douglads Kirkcudbright Regarding Purchase of Slaves for his Plantation.

      1806 - Original legible letter containg two letters from plantation managers in Jamaica - George Lindsay & James Porteus to William Kennedy Laurie of Lauruieston Hall Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire (redirected to Edinburgh) concering purchase of negroes - "there have been ten new negroes purchased for Woodhall, five men and five women about the same age nearly full grown; I was anxious to have procured more women if possible, but they are at present so much in demand on account of the length the abolition business has been carried in Great Britain.". Three sides of near A4 written on (letter from Porteus faded but legible).sent 8th October 1806 from Woodhall Jamaica.

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        XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO

      Wm. Poyntell, 1806, Hard, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued, 1stSize: 8vo, First edition. Full calf. Xenophon XENOPHOTOS KYROU PAIDEIAS BIBLIA OKTO / XENOPHONTIS DE CYRI INSTITUTIONE LIBRI OCTO. Published Philadelphia: Wm. Poyntell, 1806, first edition. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 8 3/4", i+547pp. Text in greek and Latin. Based on the London edition of Thomas Hutchinson's text with much correction, this is the first printing of Xenophon in America and the first book printed in Greek type that was cast in America. Type fonts were cast by Binny and Ronaldson under the direction of John Watts. Full calf with leather spine label. Boards worn along the edges with some scuffing to covers, 2 inch hairline split along outer hinge, spine darkened with some loss to label corner, front endpapers lacking, some mild marginalia/numerical notations, name on rear fly leaf. Text free of foxing, binding tight. Good.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H. W. Brandes").

      Eckwarden, 24. II. 1806. - 2¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). 4to. An den Theologen Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1772-1848) in Jena, Professor der Eloquenz und Redakteur der dortigen Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung: "Auf den geneigten Antrag der Hrn. Unterneh[mer] der Jenaer Allg. Literatur-Zeitung, Recensionen im Fache der Physik u. Astronomie zu übernehmen, habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, unterm 31. Octob. vorig. J. Ew. Wohlgeboren meine Geneigtheit diesen Antrag anzunehmen, anzuzeigen. Da ich nun aber seit diesen 4 Monaten, den in dem vorigen Briefe erwähnten Contract nicht erhalten habe und deshalb besorge, daß mein Brief nicht richtig in Ihre Hände gekommen sein mögte, so werden Sie mir erlauben, hier noch mals Ihnen meinen Dank für diesen ehrenvollen Antrag abzustatten, und meine Geneigtheit zu bezeugen, Recensionen besonders in den Theilen der Physik, welche den mathematischen Untersuchungen am meisten verwandt sind, zu übernehmen. Diejenigen Schriften, welche zu sehr der Chemie u. Mineralogie verwandt sind, also auch die Geologischen, verbitte ich, so auch in der Astronomie diejenigen, welche vom Gebrauch oder von der Einrichtung der Instrumente insbesondre handeln, weil ich von letzterm Gegenstande nicht diejenige auf Erfahrung u. häufigen eigenen Gebrauch mannigfaltiger Instrumente gegründete Kentniß besitze, welche zu richtiger Beurtheilung nöthig ist. Dagegen würde ich auch aus der reinen Mathemat. u. zwar aus allen Theilen derselben (blos etwa die combinatorische Analytik u. d. Variations-Rechnung ausgenommen) Bücher zu beurtheilen nicht ungern übernehmen. - Werke in lateinischer, französischer u. englischer Sprache werde ich sehr gerne annehmen. - Ausser den oben erwähnten Fächern könte ich auch die Hydrotechnik, welche jezt mein eigentliches Geschäft ist, zu denen zählen, in welchen ich Ihres Beifalls würdig zu arbeiten hoffe. - Die Packete muß ich ersuchen an Hrn. Buchhändler Schulze in Oldenburg oder an den Buchbinder Fricke daselbst zu addressiren, da ich sie von diesen durch die häufig vorkommende Gelegenheit immer sicher erhalte, u. die hiesige Fußboten Post keine Packete mitnimt. Ich empfehle mich Ew. Wohlgeboren ergebenst [.]." - Kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung (keine Textberührung). Wohlerhalten. Brandes, im Zeitpunkt der Briefabfassung Deichinspektor am Jadebusen in Eckwarden (Herzogthum Oldenburg), wurde 1811 Professor der Mathematik an der Universität Breslau und 1826 Professor der Physik in Leipzig. "Er ist der Entdecker der Periodicität der im August wiederkehrenden Sternschnuppen und bestimmte 1823 durch Sternschnuppen die Zeitdifferenz zwischen Breslau und Gleiwitz" (ADB III, 243).

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        Die merkwürdige Lebensbeschreibung des unglücklich reisenden Uhrmachergesellen, welcher acht Jahre in der türkischen Sklaverey unter vielen Jammer und Elend zugebracht und endlich erlöst wurde.

      No place or printer, [c. 1806]. - 8vo. (16) pp. Modern marbled wrappers. Extremely rare German slavery account by the Prussian clockmaker F. G. Albertus. Born in Potsdam in 1770, he visited Amsterdam in 1797, was press-ganged into joining an East India Company ship bound for Batavia, but fell into the hands of Tunisian pirates off the coast of Gibraltar. He details the horrors of his eight-year slavery in North Africa and mentions several of his fellow sufferers by name, including a Spanish Countess named Carolina who was captured at age 16 and was finally ransomed after nine years of slavery. Ultimately, Albertus is ransomed by a Dutch jeweller named Birkenthal and returns to Germany, physically broken but full of praise for the workings of God. - Trimmed rather closely (slight loss to text). Title page bears contemporary censorship stamp of the Delitzsch police. Of the utmost rarity: a single other copy is known (bound within sammelband A/31581:9 in the State and University Library of Hamburg). OCLC 837821535 (SUB Hamburg). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H. W. Brandes").

      Eckwarden, 24. II. 1806.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). 4to.. An den Theologen Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt (1772-1848) in Jena, Professor der Eloquenz und Redakteur der dortigen Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung: "Auf den geneigten Antrag der Hrn. Unterneh[mer] der Jenaer Allg. Literatur-Zeitung, Recensionen im Fache der Physik u. Astronomie zu übernehmen, habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, unterm 31. Octob. vorig. J. Ew. Wohlgeboren meine Geneigtheit diesen Antrag anzunehmen, anzuzeigen. Da ich nun aber seit diesen 4 Monaten, den in dem vorigen Briefe erwähnten Contract nicht erhalten habe und deshalb besorge, daß mein Brief nicht richtig in Ihre Hände gekommen sein mögte, so werden Sie mir erlauben, hier noch mals Ihnen meinen Dank für diesen ehrenvollen Antrag abzustatten, und meine Geneigtheit zu bezeugen, Recensionen besonders in den Theilen der Physik, welche den mathematischen Untersuchungen am meisten verwandt sind, zu übernehmen. Diejenigen Schriften, welche zu sehr der Chemie u. Mineralogie verwandt sind, also auch die Geologischen, verbitte ich, so auch in der Astronomie diejenigen, welche vom Gebrauch oder von der Einrichtung der Instrumente insbesondre handeln, weil ich von letzterm Gegenstande nicht diejenige auf Erfahrung u. häufigen eigenen Gebrauch mannigfaltiger Instrumente gegründete Kentniß besitze, welche zu richtiger Beurtheilung nöthig ist. Dagegen würde ich auch aus der reinen Mathemat. u. zwar aus allen Theilen derselben (blos etwa die combinatorische Analytik u. d. Variations-Rechnung ausgenommen) Bücher zu beurtheilen nicht ungern übernehmen. - Werke in lateinischer, französischer u. englischer Sprache werde ich sehr gerne annehmen. - Ausser den oben erwähnten Fächern könte ich auch die Hydrotechnik, welche jezt mein eigentliches Geschäft ist, zu denen zählen, in welchen ich Ihres Beifalls würdig zu arbeiten hoffe. - Die Packete muß ich ersuchen an Hrn. Buchhändler Schulze in Oldenburg oder an den Buchbinder Fricke daselbst zu addressiren, da ich sie von diesen durch die häufig vorkommende Gelegenheit immer sicher erhalte, u. die hiesige Fußboten Post keine Packete mitnimt. Ich empfehle mich Ew. Wohlgeboren ergebenst [...]." - Kl. Randausriss von Siegelöffnung (keine Textberührung). Wohlerhalten. Brandes, im Zeitpunkt der Briefabfassung Deichinspektor am Jadebusen in Eckwarden (Herzogthum Oldenburg), wurde 1811 Professor der Mathematik an der Universität Breslau und 1826 Professor der Physik in Leipzig. "Er ist der Entdecker der Periodicität der im August wiederkehrenden Sternschnuppen und bestimmte 1823 durch Sternschnuppen die Zeitdifferenz zwischen Breslau und Gleiwitz" (ADB III, 243).

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        A Sporting tour through various parts of France

      1806. THORNTON, Thomas. A Sporting tour through various parts of France, in the year 1802: including a concise description of the sporting establishments, mode of hunting, and other field-amusements, as practised in that country; with general observations on the arts, sciences, agriculture, husbandry, and commerce: strictures on the customs and manners of the French People. Two volumes. lxvi, 168, [6]; xii, 260, [8] pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, folding aquatint frontispiece, two engraved title pages, 46 aquatints, 9 of which are folding, 7 full page engraved plates, two engraved musical plates, plus numerous woodcut, engraved and aquatint tailpieces. 4to., 310 x 245 mm, bound in contemporary full English calf, red morocco spine labels. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. Thomas Thornton, an Englishman, keen sportsman and keen Francophile, he was able to travel and hunt in France during the height of the Napoleonic Wars. After Waterloo, Thornton settled in France, where he eventually died in 1823. The superb aquatints depict everything from town prospects to sketches of French costumes. Volume 2 contains one plate, "Plan of the Entrance to Thornville Royal," which is not listed in the list of plates in Abbey or Tooley. Front joint starting on volume 2, otherwise a fine unsophisticated set. Abbey, Travel 84. Tooley 488.

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        A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793

      1806. BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793 to Which is Annexed an Account of a Journey, Made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation, Being the Remotest Point in the Interior of Southern Africa to which Europeans have hitherto penetrated: the facts and descriptions taken from a manuscript journal, with a chart of the route. xx, 448 pp. Illustrated with two double-page maps and 19 hand-coloured aquatints one of which is double-page. 4to., 270 x 210 mm, bound in contemporary light tan calf, rebacked in matching calf with black leather spine label. London: [Strahan and Preston] for T. Cadell and T. Davies, 1806. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. An account of the voyage to China which Barrow made when he accompanied Lord Macartney on the first British embassy to China from 1792 to 1794. The book is illustrated with plates taken from drawings by William Alexander who accompanied the embassy. Abbey draws particular attention to the quality of the colouring and especially to plate XI, The Mangostan, which he states appears to have been printed in as many as three colours, with one colour added by hand. Among the places Barrow visited on the way, were Madeira, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, parts of South America, and Java and Djakarta. Slight damage to title-page, otherwise a fine copy. Abbey, Travel 514.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("W. G. Becker").

      Dresden, 18. II. 1806.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Herzlichen Dank für Deine gütige Sorgfalt und Bereitwilligkeit mir gefällig zu seyn! Es freut mich, daß der liebe brave Böhm, dem ich herzlich gut bin, mir den Amor von Mangs stechen will [...] Wenn ich Seydelmanns Zeichnung bei Dyk erwähnte, so geschah es des herrl. Ausdrucks wegen, der in beiden Kupfern (unter uns gesagt) doch nicht ganz gelungen ist. Bause hat ihn zweimal gestochen, für Dresden u. für Dessau. Wenigstens wünschte ich, daß H. Böhm die Zeichnung sähe. Das Format zum Titelkupfer zum Taschenbuch ist etwas größer, als zu den übrigen Kupfern, welches auch besser für die Darstellung ist [...]". - Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker war seit 1795 Inspektor der Dresdener kurfürstlichen sächsischen Antikengalerie und des Münzkabinetts und erhielt 1805 die Aufsicht über das "Grüne Gewölbe" und den Titel eines kgl. sächsischen Hofrats. "Becker schrieb Lyrik ('Gedichte an Elisen', 1775), übersetzte u. a. Dandre Bardons 'Costume der ältesten Völker' (4 Hefte, 1776/77) und war Herausgeber einiger Periodika, darunter 1794-1814 des 'Taschenbuchs zum geselligen Vergnügen'. Er war ein Verfechter des englischen Landschaftsgartens in Deutschland. Sein kunstgeschichtliches Hauptwerk 'Augusteum. Dresden's antike Denkmäler enthaltend' (3 Bde.) erschien 1804-11" (DBE).

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