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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, 1806-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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

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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..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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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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        Bonaparte the Emperor of the French, Considered as the Lucifer and Gog of Isaiah and Ezekiel: And the Issue of the Present Contest Between Great Britain and France, Represented According to Divine Revelation: With an Appeal to Reason, on Prophecy,

      London: by W. Nicholson, 1806. FOURTH EDITION WITH CORRECTIONS. 1 vol., 8-1/8" x 5-1/4", (iii)70pp., complete with the large front fold-out plate. Bound in 1/2 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, hinges fine.

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        Il Mappamondo di Fra Mauro Camaldolese descritto ed illustrato

      Venice, 1806. Folio, folding map, engraved plate; some light foxing and minor marginal staining, but an excellent uncut copy in modern quarter morocco. The only substantial work on Fra Mauro's famous world map: the centrepiece of the 2013 Mapping our World exhibition. The only substantial work on Fra Mauro's famous world map: the last and one of greatest medieval mappa mundi.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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        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]

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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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        The Satchel, 'A Magazine for the Recreation of the Pupils of the Edinburgh Institution,'" edited by D.A.M. Ross. No. 1, March 1806. Price One Penny.

      Edinburgh: Printed and Published by K. and H. Beveridge, 6, Great Stuart Street, 1806. - Yellow wrappers, lower wrapper lacking. Contents listed on the upper cover. With five illustrations; one in the text, and four on two leaves (recto and verso). No copies recorded in WorldCat, Copac UK, and National Library of Scotland. The institution may possibly be the Edinburgh Institution for Languages and Mathematics, now Stewart's Melville College, except that Melville College appears to have been founded in 1832.

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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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