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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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        An essay on the principle of population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. ... The third edition

      London: J. Johnson, 1806. Two vols., 8vo., xvi + 505 + (61) and vii + (i) + 559 + (1)pp., complete with the two half-titles, intermittent very slight spotting and dampmarking, contemporary sprinkled calf, professionally rebacked, spines gilt with labels lettered gilt. A very good copy indeed. Kress B.5067. Goldsmiths 19210. Einaudi 3669. Mattioli 2208. An important edition being the first revision after the 1803 quarto with major rewriting of chapters 4 and 6 of the second book. 'The chapters which were the fourth and sixth of the second book are nearly rewritten, on account of an error into which the author had fallen in an attempt to estimate the fruitfulness of marriages and the number of the born living to be married, from the data in registers' (author's advertisement).

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        Base du systeme metrique decimal, ou mesure de l'arc du meridien compris entre les paralleles de Dunkerque et Barcelone, executee en 1792 et annees suivantes.

      . Paris, Baudouin & Garnery, 1806-1810. Three volumes in three. Large 4to (27 x 21 cm). 2,190 pp., 28 large, folded, engraved plates. Uniform original blue marbled boards. Printed paper label on the spines.l The very rare original publication on the measurement of the meter and its introduction as an international standard of length. "In 1790 the Academie des Sciences, at the request of Talleyrand, set up a commission to consider the question [of an international metric system]; among its members were J. C. Borda, Lagrange, Laplace, G. Monge, and Condorcet. In 1791 they reported that the fundamental unit of length should be derived from a dimension of the earth: it should be the ten-millionth part of a quadrant of the earth's meridian extending between Dunkirk and Barcelona. As this distance was already approximately known, a provisional metre was at once adopted...The astronomers Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre [1749-1822] and Pierre Francois Andre Mechain (1744-1805) were charged with the task of measuring accurately the newly adopted length along the meridian arc between Dunkirk and Barcelona. Owing to the disturbances of the revolutionary period their work was much impeded, but in 1799 their measurement was complete" (PMM, p. 157). This work "embodies their report" (PMM). Today, the metric system is used in all but a few countries, the most notable exceptions being Myanmar and the United States of America. A total breakdown of pages and plates is as follows: I (1806): ii, 551 pp., 8 plates; II (1807) xxiv, 844 pp., 11 plates; III (1810) 707, 62 pp., 9 plates. Boards worn, some loose. Damp staining to either the top or bottom gutter, more extensive on the last page sections and most plates. But in all still a good, complete set. Norman, 1481; PMM 260..

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        Ideen zu einer Physiognomik der Gewächse.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1806. - (20 x 11,5 cm). 28 S. Kartonband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser für die Geobotanik wichtigen Veröffentlichung, gleichzeitig sein erster in der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin gehaltener Vortrag. - Humboldt, der als Begründer der modernen Pflanzengeographie gilt, geht hier besonders auf Pflanzen ein, die wesentlich die Physiognomie einer Landschaft bestimmen. - Stempel auf Titel. Anfang und Ende stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Einband stellenweise ausgebleicht. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Löwenberg 340; Pritzel 4326; Stafleu-Cowan 3140 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ITALIAN SCENERY, REPRESENTING THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE DIFFERENT STATES OF ITALY Containing 32 coloured engravings by James Godby, from original drawings by P. van Lerberghi. The narrative by M. Buonaiuti.

      London, Edward Orme, 1806. In-4 gr. (mm. 350 x 240), bella legatura in p.pelle coeva (restaur.), con 5 eleganti cornici impresse a secco e oro ai piatti, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. (6),74, con 32 magnifiche tavole f.t., incise in rame da Godby e con fine coloritura d?'epoca, sui disegni originali di Lerberghi. Ciascuna tavola è accompagnata da testo descrittivo in lingua francese e inglese. Manca, a p. 12, la tavola con la musica della tarantella, qui riprodotta in fotocopia. I pregevoli soggetti rappresentati riguardano scene popolari in costume di varie regioni d?'Italia ma appartengono soprattutto alla cultura popolare di Roma, Napoli e del Piemonte. Rara "edizione originale", celebrata dalle principali bibliografie. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,VIII,10995: ?"Superbes gravures coloriées.. On y remarque 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance. Ouvrage rare?" - Colas,2970 - Brunet,II,1639 (sotto il nome di Godley): ?"Ouvrage assez bien exécuté, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte?". Solo lievi fiorit. alle pagine di testo, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        The British Flag Triumphant! Or the wooden walls of Old England: being copies of the London Gazettes, containing the accounts of the great victories and gallant exploits of the British Fleets, during the last and present war; together with correct lists of the Admirals and Captains in the several engagements: to which is prefixed, an address to the officers, seamen, and marines, of His Majesty's Fleets

      London: this edition sold by Messrs. Rivington; J. Hatchard; and J. Asperne. 1806. 8vo., 96 + (4)pp., including the final 4-page list of subscribers, minor erasure defect on title (not touching printed surface), contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. A very good copy. One of several issues, originally published as The British Navy Triumphant,> the present (1806) version including, of course, not only an account of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, but also an account of Nelson's funeral in London. The book is cloyingly nationalistic, steeped in pride in the Royal Navy, and effusively congratulatory of all concerned in the period of naval successes between June 1794 and October 1805. The Address,> written by Sir James Allan Park (1763-1838), counsel to the King, is soaked in sentiment and extravagant eulogy, not least about 'the immortal Nelson' who was 'the mighty hero'.

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        ITALIAN SCENERY, REPRESENTING THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE DIFFERENT STATES OF ITALY. Containing 32 coloured engravings by James Godby, from original drawings by P. van Lerberghi. The narrative by M. Buonaiuti.

      Edward Orme 1806 In - 4 gr. (mm. 350 x 240), bella legatura in p.pelle coeva (restaur.), con 5 eleganti cornici impresse a secco e oro ai piatti, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. (6),74, con 32 magnifiche tavole f.t., incise in rame da Godby e con fine coloritura d?epoca, sui disegni originali di Lerberghi. Ciascuna tavola è accompagnata da testo descrittivo in lingua francese e inglese. Manca, a p. 12, la tavola con la musica della tarantella, qui riprodotta in fotocopia. I pregevoli soggetti rappresentati riguardano scene popolari in costume di varie regioni d?Italia ma appartengono soprattutto alla cultura popolare di Roma, Napoli e del Piemonte. Rara "edizione originale", celebrata dalle principali bibliografie. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,VIII,10995: ?Superbes gravures coloriées.. On y remarque 4 planches qui ont trait à la musique: Dance of Lazzaroni children, Dance of the Tarantella, the Street Singers, a Piedmontese Dance. Ouvrage rare? - Colas,2970 - Brunet,II,1639 (sotto il nome di Godley): ?Ouvrage assez bien exécuté, tant dans les gravures que dans le texte?. Solo lievi fiorit. alle pagine di testo, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE MOREA, ALBANIA AND SEVERAL OTHER PARTS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TO CONSTANTINOPLE. DURING THE YEARS 1798, 1799, 1800, AND 1801

      TRAVELS THROUGH THE MOREA, ALBANIA AND SEVERAL OTHER PARTS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TO CONSTANTINOPLE.  DURING THE YEARS 1798, 1799, 1800, AND 1801.  F. C. H. L. Pouqueville.  Lon:  Richard Phillips, 1806, 192 pp., Index (iv). ***  The sub-title is as follows ?" Comprising a Description of Those Countries, of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, &c. &c.  ***  Pouqueville was a French medical doctor, diplomat, and student of archaeology and history during the Napoleonic era.  He served as ambassador for France to the Morea in what is now southern Greece.  This work is the result of his extensive studies and travels in the region.  His residency was in Tripolitza (now Tripolis), an ancient city that served as the Ottoman administrative center for lower Greece.  The city was deliberately destroyed in 1825, and consequently rebuilt.  With a frontis. engraved illustration of native costumes, a copperplate engraved folding plate of Tripolitza, a copperplate engraved folding view of the Castle of the Seven Towers in Constantinople, and a folding table of Territorial Productions of the Morea. ***  Bound in a brown calf spine (rebacked) and marbled paper boards.  Red label on spine with gilt lettering.  The covers have moderate soil and wear.  New endpapers.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding.  ***  8.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches

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        Broadside. Begins, "To the Republican electors of the Western District. Fellow-citizens, At the same time that a bold and aspiring faction at the seat of government of the United States, is making the most daring and unprincipled attack upon the president and the friends of his administration, we find another faction actuated by the same motives, and impelled by the same spirit, commencing an attack upon the administration of this state."

      New York state: no publisher/printer Folio (verticle chain lines; 41 cm, 16.5"). [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. It is a direct reply to a handbill circulated by "A Republican of 1776," who assailed the character of three candidates for State Senate in the Western District, Evans Wharry, Freegift Patchin, and Joseph Annin. Much of the text presents a defense of the incorporation of the Merchants' Bank. Printed in triple columns. Rare: We fail to trace any copies via OCLC; only one holding listed in Shaw & Shoemaker. As issued, with old folds, edges slightly irregular. Two tiny holes within text, at the point where two folds intersect, and costing only a portion of two letters. Fingernail-sized stain. Four words have been redacted by the previous owner in ink, but can still be easily read.

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        Laurie and Whittle's New Traveller's Companion

      Laurie and Whittle, London 1806 - "3rd Edition corrected to 1809". Title page: "Published 12th Feb. 1806 by Laurie and Whittle. No. 53 Fleet St. London". 18 x 27 cms. All original with twenty-five coloured maps in double page spread, typically 30 x 26 cms. Absolutely fox free, fine, colours bright with no trace of fading or creasing. Armorial bookplate (Barony?) of "Robert Long Arm", motto: "Avance. Suivez de Lange". Six cord spine ties in eight gatherings. Green decorated card boards, all original, spine red calf, all original. External spine red leather with faded gilt rules, broken down centre line, 10% loss. Jpg's with pleasure. Text block and maps fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on English Architecture, Military, Ecclesiastical and Civil

      J. Taylor at the Architectural Library 1806, 1806, Hardcover, FFirst edition. original brown boards. very good+. boards are holding nicely. internally is very good++ for a 200year old book. no inscriptions. binding is tight and square. very nice indeed. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: a351.

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        Konvolut von 4 Handschriften (Rechnungsbücher) / 1. Heiligenfonds - Rechnung von Rheinsheim par 1850/51 (Originale Handschrift)

      Rheinsheim, 1806 - 1874.. zw. 100-150 S. (nicht gezählt) 4°. Orig.pappband der Zeit mit hs. Titelschild, insges. natürlich altersbedingt gutes Ex.. (Stichworte: Buchhaltung, Kirchenbücher, Finanzwesen, Rechnungsbücher, Kurrentschrift) --- Rheinsheim ist ein Stadtteil von Philippsburg im Landkreis Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg ---------------- Die erste Seite beginnt soweit für mich lesbar: "Originale. Regierung des Unterrheinkreises. Ort Rheinsheim, Katholische Kirchenrechnung für das Jahr April 1850 bis Juli (?) 1851, angelegt..... Jacob Dirolf......., nach 10 Seiten folgen die Auflistungen für Schuldigkeit, Zahlung, Rükstand mit den entsprechenden Zuordnungen wofür und das Datum, dann wieder mehrere Seiten Text, sowie ein Antwortschreiben, mehrere Seiten "Entschluß" mit dem Originalbriefkopf der Großherzoglich Badischen Regierung des Unterrheinkreises, Mannheim 19ten Juli 1851, dann weitere Seiten mit Auflistungen und zahlreichen Namen, zahlreiche Blätter über Geldbewegungen eines Baufonds in Rheinsheim, genannt wird auch ein Gut Philippsburg, Renteiprotocolle, Original-Gegenschein der Schuldner mit Unterschriften des Stiftungs-Vorstandes, zahlreiche Rechnungen, Quittungen, Zeitungs-Conto Belege, Forderungszettel über die Kapitalsteuer für 1850, Zettel für Directe Steuern für das Statsjahr 1849/50 beim Landkommissariat Germersheim (der Steuer-Einnehmer hieß Grüner), Rechnung des Gotteshaus in Reinsheim von Jean Lederle, Goldarbeiter (gedruckt) für 2 St. Blumenvasen, weitere Rechnungen einer Käthchen Bettinger, Rechnungen mit Briefkopf von Leonhard Kahn, Söhne, Joseph Nöther, des Apothekers Herr aus Philippsburg, der Gebrüder Will, Depositenscheine u.v.mehr --------------- Aufschlußreiches Dokumente über die Geschehnisse einer kleinen Gemeinde am Rhein mit zahlreichen Namenserwähnungen, ebenfalls ein interessantes Dokument zum Thema Steuer und Buchhaltung dieser Kirchengemeinde, saubere Handschrift, wenn auch für mich vieles schlecht leserlich, für den Fachmann aber durchaus gut zu entziffern, für Heimatforschung wichtiges Dokument -------------------- DABEI: Ein ähnliches Buch der Pfarrei Rheinsheim für Heiligenfonds von 1874 mit zahlreichen Dokumenten des Katholischen Oberstiftungsrats in Karlsruhe (Carlsruhe), zahlreiche Rechnungen, Dokumenten, eingeklebten Zeitungsausschnitten u.v.a., oben durchschossen bis nahezu auf die letzten Seiten, mit etwas Verlust (ca. 1cm Durchschuß), ca. 150 S. ------------------ DABEI: Handschrift auf erster Seite beszeichnet: "Amt Philippsburg, Amt Rheinsheim 1822 Zinsen - rechnung ausgeführt durch den aufgestellten Pfleger Lothar Dillmaier von ... über sämtliche Schuld und Naturalien, Einnahmen und Ausgaben vom 23. April 1822 bis (?) 1823 (über 100 Seiten Dokumente, wiederum sehr interessantes Dokument dieser Zeit mit zahlreichen namentlichen Erwähnungen, Belegen etc. ---------------- DASSELBE für 1806 handschriftlich auf erster Seite bezeichnet" "1806 ... über alle Einnahmen und Ausgaben sowohl Geld (Gold?) als Naturalien unter dem .... (es folgt ein Name), Liste Einnahm-Geld und Ausgab-Geld, hinten Belege etc., weitaus dünner als die späteren Bücher ca. 50 nicht gezählte Blatt -------------- alles Pappbände der Zeit -------------- ZUR Ansicht nach telefonischer Absprache bei mir im Laden

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        Hagadah shel Pesach. Or, Service for the Two First Nights of Passover, in Hebrew and English as used in the houses of all families of the Israelites, with several commentary explanations. Faithfully translated from the original Hebrew by A. Alexander, A. M. 5530.

      L. Alexander, 40, Whitechapel-Road, London 1806 - Yudlov 498. Yaari 345. 4th edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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