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        A HISTORY OF BRITSH BIRDS. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Volume II. Containing the History and Description of Water Birds. [Second editions].

      Vol I: xxxviii, 346 pages. Volume II: xxii 400 pages. Together with, A GENERAL HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS. The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. The fifth edition. Edward Walker for T. Bewick. 1807. X, 525, [1 ad'] pages. The three volumes bound in identical full tree calf gilt, with twin black and green gilt labels; the lower labels having the volume numbers I ?" III.Octavos. Bindings: 24.8 x 16.2 cm. Some light foxing to a few of the signatures in the 'Water Birds'; some expert restoration the bindings; some light browning to endpapers; bookplates of Martin Dunn Newcastle on Tyne, and Vittorio Ariloli to front pastedowns. An excellent and handsome set of Thomas Bewick's major works.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        A JOURNEY FROM MADRAS THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF MYSOR, CANARA, AND MALABAR, Performed Under the Orders of the Most Noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India, for the Express Purpose of Investigating the State of Agriculture, Arts and Commerce; The Religion, Manners and Customs; The History Natural and Civil, and Antiquities, in the Dominions of the Rajah of Mysore and the Countries Acquired by the Honourable East India Company, in the Late and Former Wars, From Tippoo Sultaun. Published Under the Authority and Patronage of the Honourable the Directors of the East India Company.

      T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1807 - 1st Ed. 3 vols. 4to. Half title present to vol. 1. 37 copper plates including 1 cold., 2 ports., 5 folding tables, folding map. Marginal blind institutional stamps throughout, markings to verso of t.p., light browning, signature [3E2] to vol. 2. cracked with loss to text, signature [Dd2] to vol. 2. crudely repaired, t.p. to vol. 3 silked to tail with sm. repair to tail of t.p. of vol. 2., some minor sporadic staining, handsomely rebound in dark green crushed morocco with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines. Francis Hamilton [formerly Buchanan], (1762–1829), East India Company surgeon and botanist. ODNB ‘. In 1800 Lord Wellesley appointed him to survey the newly conquered kingdom of Mysore, a posting which enabled him to collect a vast number of new botanical specimens. At the same time his survey, in both its portrayal of Tipu Sultan as a rapacious tyrant and its inventory of Mysore's natural wealth, vindicated Wellesley's controversial conquest, thereby earning Buchanan the governor-general's continued affection. A rambling, unedited version of the survey was published [as the above] .’ US$1658 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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        4 Prints "The Hog Deer at Bay", "Hunting an Old Buffalo" (Number 25), The Tiger at Bay" & "Hog Hunters Meeting by Surprise a Tugress and her Cubs. " FROM : Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the Natural History of. . . undomesticated animals. . . interspersed with a variety of origianl, authentic, and curious anecdotes BY Captain Thomas Wiliamson

      London: Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty Henri Merke was principal engraver, 1807. from the First edition. 4 vols., Image 14-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches. 4 colored aquatint plates Number 25, by H. Merke after Samuel Howitt's Drawings. Uiformly framed and glazed in curly maple. Some fading and browning. Abbey Travel 427; Nissen ZBI, 4416; Schwerdt, vol. II, p. 297; Tooley (1954), 508 . Williamson spent 20 years in Bengal. Howitt was the brother-in-law of Thomas Rowlandson. British Sporting Artists, 165 "The most beautiful book on Indian Sport in Existence. Another edition was published in 1808. It is greatly inferior to the First edition."

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        THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL, OR, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE LATE EXTRAORDINARY OUT-POURING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, IN THE WESTERN STATES OF AMERICA...WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE ENTRANCE AND PROGRESS OF WHAT THE WORLD CALL SHAKERISM, AMONG THE SUBJECTS OF THE LATE REVIVAL IN OHIO AND KENTUCKY

      Cincinnati: From the press of John W. Browne, 1807.. 119,[1]pp. [bound with:] OBSERVATIONS ON CHURCH GOVERNMENT...TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THAT REVEREND BODY.... Cincinnati: From the press of John W. Browne, 1807. 23pp. 12mo. Original floral- patterned paper over a calf backstrip. Most of the spine paper perished, boards stained and worn. Titlepage stained, carrying through in lesser fashion to the following eight leaves. Bottom inch of titlepage torn away, not affecting the imprint or any text. Small paper flaw in the leaf containing pp.87-88, costing a few letters but not affecting the sense of the text. Uniform tanning, a few signatures loosening. On the whole, still an attractive copy, in original condition. In a brown half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A major rarity of American religious texts, this is the first edition of the first full- length book published by the Shakers. It is of extreme importance as an eyewitness account of the rise of the Shaker movement in the West, as well as a source of Shaker doctrine. MacLean calls McNemar the "father of Shaker literature," and Bestor calls this work "the basic source on Shaker expansion to the West." McNemar was originally a Presbyterian, but later converted to Shakerism and worked hard to establish that faith on the American frontier. "This is a first-hand account by a leader of the Kentucky Revival, one of the first western Shaker converts, which has been quoted extensively by later authors. McNemar describes frontier revivals, the Presbyterian schism, beginnings of Shakerism in the West, and early Shaker relations with the Indians" - Richmond. McNemar is also the author of the second tract included here, OBSERVATIONS ON CHURCH GOVERNMENT..., but is only identified on the titlepage as the "Presbyter of Springfield." Springfield was a small community located eleven miles north of Cincinnati. It is a separate work from THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL..., with its own titlepage, and separate pagination and signatures. The text explains the tenets of the Shaker faith. Thomson calls THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL... "very scarce. This was one of the earliest books printed in Cincinnati." It is very rare on the market indeed. Streeter was only able to acquire an 1808 Pittsfield reprint, and no copies of this first edition are located in auction records over the past thirty years. Rare and important. AII (OHIO) 64, 70. THOMSON 767. MACLEAN 65. RICHMOND 929, 1333. RUSK II:251-252. WILKIE 90, 97. BESTOR, BACKWOODS UTOPIAS, p.256. COLEMAN 992. HOWES M177, "aa." SABIN 43605, 89893. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 12969, 13571.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ALMANACH IMPERIAL POUR L'AN M. DCCC. VII, présenté à S. M. l'Empereur et roi.

      1807 - A Paris, Chez Testu, Imprimeur de sa Majesté, sans date [1807]. Fort ouvrage in-8 (130 X 203) maroquin vieux rouge à long grain, large encadrement de dentelle dorée sur les plats, écusson de guirlande dorée ceint d'une couronne florale avec au centre la lettre D en majuscule, dos lisse orné dans le compartiment central de l'aigle impérial avec dans chaque angle la couronne impériale, croisement de filets perlés, étoiles dorées, couronnes impériales, chainette dorée en queue, pièces de titre et de datation maroquin vert lierre, bordure intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; 868 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE, avec les armes impériales gravées en taille douce sur la page de titre. Almanach qui fait suite aux almanachs royaux et nationaux parus sans discontinuer depuis 1699. Il donne les noms des principaux fonctionnaires publics à Paris et en province, la nomenclature des villes avec le nombre d'habitants, horaires des diligences, etc. Les administrations devaient fournir à l'éditeur Testu les listes des fonctionnaires avant le 15 décembre pour que l'almanach paraisse au début du mois de janvier. (CARTERET, Les Almanachs français, 1433). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin décoré, orné sur les plats d'un écusson au centre duquel est doré le chiffre « D », non identifié. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Poems

      Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London 1807 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 158pp, [2] and Volume Two - [8], 170pp. Contemporary quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs divided into six panels by single gilt rules, volume number in gilt to third panel. Rubbed to spine ends, corners and edges bumped and worn. Front inner joint of volume one weak, some light foxing and browning, mainly to fore-edge margin, very lightly browned, but generally fairly clean. Now housed in a marbled paper over board slipcase made by Temple Bookbinders. This copy with the full stop after 'Sonnets' on page 103 in volume one, and with 'function' spelled correctly on page 98 of volume two, D11 and D12 of volume one and B2 of volume two are cancels (as usual). Wise 8; Cornell Wordsworth Library 19 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Disertacion sobre dos Zodiacos recien descubiertos en Egipto, leida en junta extraordinaria de la Academia de Religion Catolica el dia 5 de julio de 1802. Traducida de italiano en castellano por Don Luis Testa, presbitero, secretario de la Legacia de Roma.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1807. - in-8. (1f.blanc). 3ff. 58pp. 1 planche gravée hors-texte. (1f.blanc). Plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, armoiries royales au centre du plat supérieur, filet doré d'encadrement, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque, petits trous de vers au dos). Première et unique traduction en espagnol de cette dissertation relative à la découverte de deux zodiaques en Egypte lors de la campagne de Napoléon. Leur datation suscita une vive polémique parmi les astronomes de l'époque (Lalande, Burckhardt, etc.) parce qu'elle semblait remettre en question la chronologie biblique. L'abbé Testa (1746-1825), soutenu par l'archéologue Visconti, devint le chef de file des défenseurs de la Bible et data les zodiaques du IIIe siècle avant J-C. L'ouvrage est illustré d'une planche gravée représentant des chapiteaux des temples de Dendérah et de Henné. Précieux exemplaire aux armes du roi d'Espagne Carlos IV (1788-1808). Palau, 331020. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems Volume 1

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. 1807 - Vol. 1 only. (10) + 158pp. Red speckled edges to pages. Red cloth with paper title label.Corners a little rubbed. Rebacked. Erratum slip at end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Jean Racine. Avec les variantes et les imitations des auteurs grecs et latin, publiees par M. Petitot.

      Paris, Stereotype d'herhan, 1807.. 5 vols. 21,5 x 13,5 1 Frontispiz von St. Aubin und 12 Tafeln von Moreau, gestochen von de Ghendt, Roger, Simonet, und Trire. Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rücken-, und Deckelvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Kanten, Ecken und Kapitale berieben. Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Vorsätze leicht braunfleckig. Tafeln und Text sehr gut erhalten und sauber. Mit Exlibris.

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        Travels of Bertrandon De La Brocquiere , Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver to Philippe Le Bon, Duke of Burgundy to Palestine and His Return from Jerusalem overland to France during the Years 1432 & 1433 . [Travels to Palestine].

      Hafod Press, by James Henderson., Hafod. 1807 - Tall 8vo,[3] 336 pp. folding engraved map 'Tartary' . "Travels of Bertrandon De La Brocquiere , Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver to Philippe Le Bon, Duke of Burgundy to Palestine, and His Return from Jerusalem overland to France during the Years 1432 & 1433. Extracted and put into modern French from a manuscript in the National Library at Paris, and published by M. Le Grand D'Aussy, in the fifth vol. of the Mem. de l'Institut." Fine Contemporary Burgundy Full 'Russia' Binding with gilt ruled turn-in A.E.G. Green end papers. From the Library, Earl of Leitrim with his Bookplate. Fine Handsome Copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES EXECUTE PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE L'EMPEREUR ET ROI, SUR LES CORVETTES LE GEOGRAPHE, LE NATURALISTE, ET LA GOELETTE LA CASUARINA, PENDANT LES ANNEE 1800, 1802, 1803 ET 1804

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1807/1811/1816.. Two large quarto volumes plus folio atlas, bound in one volume, consisting of the following: 1) VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES...HISTORIQUE. Two volumes. Engraved portrait in volume two. Three folding tables. 2) PARTIE HISTORIQUE ATLAS. Two parts bound in one. Engraved title for each part. First part contains forty plates including map, five colored coastal profiles, fourteen ethnographic plates (eight colored), eight other views (one of which is colored, and two folding, including Lesueur's view of Sydney), eleven natural history plates (nine colored) and one technical plate. Second part contains fourteen maps (two double-page or folding). Uniformly bound in three-quarter antique calf and later 19th-century marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Occasional minor foxing in both text volumes. Plates and maps in atlas volume all pristine. Overall a clean and near fine set, untrimmed. The very rare account of the Baudin- Freycinet expedition, one of the most important early explorations of Australia. The expedition was sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Commanded by Nicolas Baudin, the expedition left France in 1800 and sailed via Mauritius to the Australian coast in the region of Cape Leeuwin, arriving in May 1801. Peron sailed as naturalist on the expedition and Freycinet as cartographer. The vessels, Geographe and Naturaliste, sailed north from Cape Leeuwin, surveying the coast and making observations on the natural history and inhabitants, until they crossed to Timor. After three months the two ships set out for Tasmania, continued making detailed surveys, and went on to Sydney. The group then undertook a complete survey of the southern coast and an examination of the northern coast before returning to Mauritius where, near the end of 1803, Baudin died. It was a celebrated voyage which brought back to France the most important collection of natural history specimens in the history of the French Museum, as well as a wealth of geographical and other information. The narrative of the expedition was begun by Peron, and completed by Freycinet after Peron's death. A tacit agreement between Peron and Freycinet, both of whom disliked Baudin, kept the commander's name mostly absent from the present official account of the expedition. Flinders completed his survey of the Australian coast before Baudin, but his imprisonment by the French in Mauritius for seven years resulted in the French exploration account being published first. Consequently, the Baudin-Freycinet narrative includes the first complete and fully detailed map of the Australian continent. It is justly one of the most famous depictions of Australia ever produced, with virtually the entire southern coast labeled "Terre Napolean," indicating possible French colonial ambitions. The ...HISTORIQUE ATLAS contains a group of beautiful color plates, mostly of natural history specimens, many of which depict what the French saw during their important visit to Tasmania. The navigational text and atlas, which was issued separately a few years later, is rarely found together with the narrative section. A most important Pacific voyage account. FERGUSON 449,536. DUNMORE, FRENCH EXPLORERS IN THE PACIFIC II, pp.9-40. WANTRUP 78a,79a. HILL, pp.229-30 (narrative volumes only). Davidson, BOOK COLLECTOR'S NOTES, pp.108-10. Sharp, DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA, pp.232-39. Plomley, THE BAUDIN EXPEDITION AND THE TASMANIAN ABORIGINES 1802.

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        Travels Through the Two Louisianas, and Among the Savage Nations of the Missouri; Also, in the United States, Along the Ohio, and the Adjacent Provinces, in 1801, 1802, & 1803. With a Sketch of the Manners, Customs, Characters, and the Civil.

      Richard Phillips, 6, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars 1807 - Very Good Plus condition. Three-Quarter leather with marbled boards. Minor crack in surface of the leather spine. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Travels in the Interior Parts of America; Communicating Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita, by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and Mr. Dunbar; with a Statistical account of the Countries Adjacent. As Laid Before the Senate, by the President of the United States. In February, 1806, and Never Before Published in Great Britain

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. First English edition. three-quarter burgundy calf lettered in gilt on spine, over marbled boards. Edges a tad worn, rear endpapers split at lower edge over joint, else fine. Octavo. 116 pp Illustrated with charts and diagrams, one folding table The first work to provide a real accounting of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana purchase, and also the first London edition of the first official publication with detailed information of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first section contains material which Meriweather Lewis communicated to Thomas Jefferson, and discussed their route, trade, the Indians encountered, the flora and fauna, and, of course, the geography of the land. The southern explorations and their detailed accounts are also of equal importance, and include the first account of Texas in book form, the letters by Dr. Sibley to Henry Dearborn, in which Dr. Sibley discusses various Texas Indian tribes and about the Red River country [Sabin 40826. Howes L 319].

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        The Stranger in America: containing Observations made during a long Residence in that Country, on the Genius, Manners and Customs of the people of the United States; with Biographical Particulars of Public Characters; hints and facts relative to the Arts, Sciences, Commerce, Agriculture, Manufactures, Emigration, and the Slave Trade

      London: Albion Press: Printed for James Cundee. 1807. First. First edition. Quarto. xiii, [2], 16-22, 499, [1] pp. Illustrated with 11 plates: engraved title, 1 map, and 9 tinted aquatints by M. Marigot, with an additional aquatint vignette of the Philadelphia Water Works. Lacks the 6 page publisher's catalog at the rear. Contemporary owner's manuscript index in neat ink on two front fly leaves. Marbled paper boards re-backed in early three-quarter calf, black morocco spine label with gilt title, all edges marbled. Moderate rubbing, scuffing to the board edges, toning to the text pages and plates, very good. A handsome copy of Janson's astute and entertaining account of his travels in America, illustrated with very fine aquatint plates depicting landscape views of Philadelphia, Long Island Sound and Boston, many architectural views of central Philadelphia (including an engraved map of the city plan), and an early view of Washington's Mt. Vernon. The narrative is notable for its many observations on the condition of native Americans, African Americans, and the working classes. It also includes one of the earliest accounts of the Lewis & Clark expedition, an "interesting and dangerous enterprise" which Jefferson "pitched upon two skilful and prudent officers, Captain Lewis and Lieutenant Clarke." A full transcript of Lieutenant Clark's long letter to his brother dated Sept. 23, 1806 is printed in one the appendices. Abbey Travel 648; Sabin 35770; Library Company Afro-Americana 5233. .

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        Persian Cyclamen

      London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Hand-colored engraving from Temple of Flora London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 32” x 37” framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book’s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era.

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        H. Pestalozzi`s Ansichten, Erfahrungen und Mittel zur Beförderung einer der Menschennatur angemessenen Erziehungsweise,, Journal für Erziehung, Ersten Bandes erstes Heft (MEHR NICHT ERSCHIENEN!)

      Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff 1807 - XXXXIV, 172 Seiten ERSTAUSGABE EA WG Nr. 18 DIESES SEHR SELTENER UND GESUCHTER TITELS in einem ordentlichen Exemplar mit einem Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, lediglich der Rücken unter Verwendung des Original-Rückenschildes restauriert Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Gedichte (3 Bände).

      Schwan und Götz, Mannheim - Leipzig 1807 - Spätere private Pappbände, 192 / 244 / 236 Seiten, Kl.-8°. Neue wohlfeilere Ausgabe (1807). Komplett in drei Theilen. Titelblätter jeweils mit einem - nur noch schwach sichtbaren - Stempel. Alle Bände wurden mit etwas unschönen privaten Pappeinbänden und Rückenschildchen versehen. Innen papiebedingt gebräunt aber nur mit wenigen Flecken. Sonst gut erhaltene Exemplare dieser seltenen Ausgabe. Mit einem Frontispiz-Portrait des Verfassers und einigen Vignetten. Herausgegeben von Karl Wilhelm Ramler. Weitere Bilder des Titels können gerne per Mail angefordert werden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA

      Dalla Tipografia Della Societa Letteraria.Pisa.,1807. TWO VOLUMES.LARGE PAPER COPIES.Very large 4to (15.7 x 10.1 inches-400 x 260 mm).Engraved portrait frontis to volume one by Raffaello Merghen.A very good clean,well margined copy.Fine contemporary bindings of full red straight grained morocco by L.Staggemeier,with his printed paper label inside volume one.Boards with elaborate decorated blind and gilt borders.Spines with five double raised bands,fully gilt.Inner boards with gilt rule and decorative corner joints.Plain green endpapers.All edges gilt.Some minor rubbing and spines a little faded but overall very good indeed.A beautiful large edition of this classic work.The uncommon Pisa edition in a fine early nineteenth century binding by one of the greatest bookbinders of his time.:

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        The Travels Of Bertrandon De La Brocquiere, Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver To Philippe Le Bon, Duke Of Burgundy, To Palestine, And His Return From Jerusalem Overland To France During The Years 1432 & 1433. Extracted and put into modern French from a Manuscript in the National Library at Paris,.

      Hafod Press, London 1807 - 336 pages. 24 x 15 cm. Folding map of Tartar. Translated by Thomas Johns, proprietor of the Hafted Press, James Henderson, printer. La Brocquiere offers considerable encouragement in support of a campaign against the Turks, and concludes a force composed of French, English and Germans if in sufficient numbers could liberate Europe from the Ottoman Empire. POTSHOTS, p.702. TOILER pp. 46-47. WEBER II, 108. Half title, bookplate, extremities and backstrip rubbed, spine head 1/2 centimeter loss, interior contents generally clean, marbled endpapers and matching edges. Contemporary panelled calf, flat spine, center panel decorations in gilt and dark brown. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Queen

      London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Hand-colored engraving from Temple of Flora London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 32” x 37” framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book’s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era.

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        The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States in the War Which Established Their Independence; and First President of the United States

      T. Cadell and W. Davies; Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme 1807 - David Ramsay, a SC delegate to the Continental Congress during the 1780s, was one of the first historians to write about the American Revolution. This copy contains the name-stamp of Ellison Adger Smyth (1847-1942), a South Carolina textile mill owner known as "The Pioneer" for his innovations in mill technology and progressive SC legislation. Smyth retired to Connemara in Flat Rock, NC. This volume has been professionally re-bound with the original leatherette boards and spine. Parts of boards and spine are faded/worn, but sturdy hinges and tight, square binding make this an attractive volume. Delicate gilt lettering on spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington. Mild foxing throughout crisp, tightly bound pages. "Crichton Club" stamped several times on endpapers. This volume has a rich history both in authorship and in ownership. Full refund if not satisfied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Sir William Jones : With the Life of the Author. Volumes I-XII of 13

      London : Printed for John Stockdale and John Walker, 1807-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 Volumes of 13. Bound in contemporary full diced leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Tooling to spine and boards. Pages ends washed red. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Front board starting on Volumes I. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spines. Bookplate of 5th Baronet and Liberal Party Politician, Frederick Gough-Calthorpe to each volume. Lacking Volume 13-Index. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. <br><br> Sir William Jones was an Anglo-Welsh philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. He, along with Henry Thomas Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhed, founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and started a journal called Asiatick Researches.

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY; FORMED UPON PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMY: AND ADAPTED TO THE USE OF PRIVATE FAMILIES

      John Murray, London 1807 - Small octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/8") bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards with a gilt-stamped black morocco spine label; [xxii], lvii, 486 pages, with engraved frontispiece and nine engraved plates. The First Edition of 1806 had only 290 pages; this Second Edition, while not quite as scarce, is considerably enlarged and improved with more illustrations. Bitting, p. 410 (citing the earliest edition as 1810); Cagle 971 (the Third Edition, also 1807, but with fewer pages); The Dictionary of National Biography: "the earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness." Early manuscript recipes on the rectos of the frontispiece and the rear endpaper. Occasional and moderate foxing and staining. Very Good copy in an attractive binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rural Sports - [Complete in 4 Volumes Including the Later Published Supplement]

      London : Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme 1807 - Physical desc. : 4v. (526 p. ; 592 p. ; 494 p. ; 742p. ) : ill. [folding plates, collated and all present] ; 24 cm. Added engraved title-pages. Subject: Hunting. Fishing. Falconry. Fowling. Further scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Finely bound all in full contemporary, blind-tooled and bordered aniline calf. Impressively recased. Titles &c. Blocked direct in gilt with uniform tooling to the spine compartments. An exceptional set; highly uncommon in such polished condition. 6 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZOOGRAPHY; or, the beauties of nature displayed. with select descriptions of the animal, and vegetable, with additions from the mineral kingdom. Systematically arranged. Illustrated with plates, designed and engraved by Mr. William Daniell (3 vol. set)

      Cadell and Davies, London 1807 - Three volumes, small quarto, 27 x 17.5 cm, bound in contemporary full crimson morocco gilt extra, sides with wide decorative borders, spines with raised bands, lettered & decorated in gilt; gilt inner dentettes, all edges gilt, dark grey endpapers, bound-in ribbon markers. Vol. I: pp [2], (iii)-(xx). 572, [2] + 24 aquatint plates and 2 vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp [2], (iii)-viii, 618, [4] + 20 plates; Vol. III: pp [4], (iii)-(viii), 612, [2] + 15 plates. Errata below end of text. Nice modern woodcut bookplate at front of each volume. Spines a little darkened, gilt lightly mellowed; Front free endpaper of Vol. I has very small chips to fore edge, and inner hinge is neatly repaired with matching paper. Vol. II has a long tear to plate at p. 133 (electric eel) neatly repaired on the blank side; likewise ra epair to a short tear to bottom margin of plate at p 164 (rostrated chaelodon) only slight entering the background of the image; scattered foxing and small brown soil spots, especially to margins of plates though the images are mostly unaffected; Vol. I just a little leaned; in all, a VG set, sound in the attrative bindings, no damp stains. Volume I treats the quadrupeds and birds, Volume II reptiles, fish, insects, and shellfish. Volume III covers plants and minerals. The b&w aquatints, by William Daniell (1769-1837), an important British landscape and marine painter and engraver, are especially interesting for their full frontal realism, if distorted scale, against dramatic backgrounds. His book on India, ORIENTAL SCENERY, is highly prized. William Wood, F.R.S., F.L.S., who trained as a surgeon, turned to natural history and then to bookselling, becoming the leading London natural history bookseller of his day. "An esteemed work" (Lowndes). Note: 5.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Through Holland, Along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine, To the South of Germany, In the Summer and Autumn of 1806

      Richard Phillips; T. Gillet, printer, London 1807 - Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. xvii, [2], 468 pp. With map and 20 aquatint plates (uncolored) based on drawings by Sir John Carr. Abbey 216. Carr was a veteran of travel writing and art. Abbey writes that Carr was knighted in 1806 by the Duke of Bedford. Title page foxed. Otherwise, some occasional foxing and soilage, but overall rather clean and attractive. Binding is tight. One plate was overly trimmed, with no loss to pictorial. Light offsetting of plates, as to be expected. Calf over marbled boards. Calf appears later. Some light wear along edges and corners. A very good or better copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Partenopex de Blois, A Romance, In Four Cantos, Freely Translated from the French of M. Le Grand

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London 1807 - 4to. vii,(i),225,(i)pp. Contemporary half leather; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; ornately gilt; marbled paper boards; all edges gilt. Illustrated with engravings from designs by Richard Smirke. Foxed; boards rubbed; else a very good copy. Bullfinch reports that the beautiful and highly finished romance of Partenopex de Blois was written in the Catalonian dialect in the thirteenth century, and printed at Tarragona in 1488. Rose, however, argues the French origin of the work in h is preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzo

      Paris 1807 - First Paris Edition"By the mid-1770's, at the height of his career, Piranesi had produced a comprehensive record of ancient and modern Rome in the form of the well over a hundred plates of the Veduta di Roma. He may have felt the need for a reference map to accompany collections of these plates and devised this work, usually found in associations with the Veduta, to fill this need. Exercising his skills in presenting formidable quantities of information coherently, he sought to relate the surviving remains of antiquity to the contemporary topography of Rome and to offer way reference to published information about them. He therefore produced a large map of the modern city within Aurelian Walls, together with an extension showing the territory to the north, between Porto del Popolo and Ponte Milvio and including the Campus Martius area. This is augmented by a smaller map isolating the principal antiquities, which were marked with numbers corresponding to those in the larger map. Around these Piranesi arranged a detailed index listing the monuments according to their assigned number and referring to relevant passages in his major publications, including the Antichita Romane, Della Magnificenza and Campo Marzio." (John Wilton-Ely)Orientation of the map with south at the top., Size : 1010x710 (mm), 39.75x27.875 (Inches), Black & White [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage dans l'Inde, au travers du grand désert, par Alep, Antioche et Bassora. Ouvrage où l'on trouve des observations curieuses sur l'histoire, les m&#156;urs et le commerce des Mainotes, des Turcs et des Arabes du désert ; la description d'Alep, d'Antioche, de Bassora et des détails intéressans sur la presqu&#146;isle de l'Inde, sur les États, et sur la guerre de Tipou sultan. Suivi d'instructions détaillées sur le commerce de l'Inde, sur les distances, les prix de route, le change des monnaies d'Europe en Asie, et sur ce qui peut contribuer à conserver la santé du Voyageur. Orné d'une belle carte. Traduit et enrichi de notes explicatives et critiques, Par L. De Grandpré. Nouvelle édition.

      A Paris, Chez Bachelier, Libraire, 1807. - 2 vol. in-8° ; portrait frontispice-XLVI-1 carte h.-t. repliée-420 pp./(2)-419 pp.-1 tableau h.-t. replié [Tarif], pleine basane marbrée, dos long très joliment orné, filets or, fleurons or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, palette or en pied, tranches jaunes, rel. de l&#146;époque, bel exemplaire. Chadenat, 5467. Hage Chahine, 4732. Monglond, t. VI, 227. The Hon. East-India Compagny, Catalogue, t. I, p. 41 (pour l&#146;édition originale anglaise : London, 1799). Troisième édition de la traduction française augmentée d&#146;un portrait frontispice. Départ de l&#146;île de Zante, relâche à Chypre, arrivée à Alexandrette. Séjour à Antioche, description de la ville, arrivée à Alep. Départ d&#146;Alep pour le désert, arrivée à Bassora. Séjour à Bassora, description de la ville. L&#146;auteur s&#146;embarque sur un navire anglais, relâche à Bushehr pour avarie, arrivée à Bombay. Détails sur la presqu&#146;île. Affaires relatives à Tipou-Sultan. Déclaration de guerre entre ce prince et la Compagnie anglaise des Indes Orientales. Réflexions sur la guerre de 1768, entre la France et l&#146;Angleterre. Précis des événements qui ont précédé et suivi la prise de Pondichéry. [Tome second] Voyage dans l&#146;Inde (nombreux détails pratiques pour accomplir ce voyage). Ces voyages dispendieux, longs, fatigants et dangereux avaient pour motivation principale, outre le retour dans la Mère patrie des colons anglais, de faire découvrir une nouvelle route plus rapide entre l&#146;Angleterre et ses possessions aux Indes orientales. VERY GOOD COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notice sur La Cour du Grand-Seigneur, son Serail, Son Harem, La Famille du Sang Imperial, Sa Maison Militaire, et ses Ministres

      Gabriel Waree, Paris 1807 - 110 pp. Original 3/4 leather with brown/pink/green marbled boards. Leather corners and are rubbed, boards bit rubbed, spine aged with gilt missing only half the label still present, spine tips chipped. End papers a bit oxidized. Title page has gift inscription to Vere henry Foster dated 1845 as well as a French stamp, pages have minimal foxing, some storage creasing to the page corners, otherwise clean and unmarked, binding sturdy. Published in the same year as the first edition (printed in Rome) this is an account of the Ottoman court, written by Beauvoisins who was held as a prisoner-of-war for three years in Greece and Turkey betweeen 1799 and 1801. His book describes the family of the Sultan "and explains the functions of the vast army of Ottoman servants and -court attendants" (Blackmer Catalogue). Vere Henry Foster, whose book this was (1819-1900) was a member of the Irish Foreign Service until he resigned to devote his life to bettering the Irish lower class. He contributed funds for over 25,000 Irish to emigrate to the U.S. , and supported teachers and schools in Ireland. A scarce copy of a classic on Turkey and its ruling families with a nice association. In French.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF DAVID HUME, ESQ

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807.. vi,[2],520pp. Octavo. Recent half calf and marbled boards. Light but fairly consistent foxing, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the first significant biography of Hume, incorporating the texts of letters as well as substantial appendices, the latter including eight essays by Hume not collected in his Miscellaneous Works.

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        Las Siete Partidas del Rey , cotejadas con varios códices antiguos por la Real Academia de la Historia.

      - M., Imprenta Real, 1807, 3 tomos, 26 x 19,5 cm., plena piel de época., 4 h. + LXI págs. incluso retrato grabado en cobre + 525 págs. = 2 h. + 834 págs, = 2 h. + 795 págs. + 2 árboles de consanguinidad. (Buen ejemplar. "Esta edición no contiene la glosa de Gregorio López ni la de Díaz de Montalvo, pero representa un esfuerzo meritorio, ya que se cotejaron 61 códices" Palau).

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare From the Corrected Text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with Plates. In Six Volumes.

      John Stockdale, London 1807 - 4to. 6 volumes, c.p. 11 pls + 11 vignette pls by Stothard including 3 by Fuseli, first Heath/Bensley printed edition, in robust but good quality library brown half morocco and buckram , modern library endpapers with library bookplates and photograph bookplate, the only internal evidence of library provenance is one small roundel ink stamp on last page of 5 (ex 6) volumes. heavy items, accurate shipping can easily be quoted. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS DEL REY DON ALFONSO EL SABIO, cotejadas con varios códices antiguos por la Real Academia de la Historia.

      - Madrid. Imprenta Real, 1807, 19x25, 3 tomos: LXI-525 págs. 834 págs. y 795 págs. 2 láminas y un retrato de Alfonso X grabado. buen estado, papel limpio sin manchas ni óxido. Encuadernación en plena piel de época, con nervios y doble tejuelo bien conservada. (52263).

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        Oblique-leaved Begonia

      London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Hand-colored engraving from Temple of Flora London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 32&#148; x 37&#148; framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book&#146;s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era.

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        Moravian Missionary Conversing with the Eskimos at Nain, Labrador

      1807. A FASCINATING PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE MORAVIAN MISSION AT NAIN, LABRADOR Watercolor over pencil with black ink on wove paper Paper size: 20 1/2" x 27" Framed size: 32" x 38 1/4" Ca. 1807-1830 Provenance: Collection of James L. Kochan. Literature: Basil Hall, Forty Etchings from Sketches made with the Camera Lucida in North America (London & Edinburgh, 1830); Betty Kobayashi Issenman, Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing (Vancouver, 1988), 166-167; and Jim Burant et als., A Place in History: Twenty Years of Acquiring a Place in History Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the National Archives of Canada (Ottawa, 1990), 34-38. This fascinating watercolor is an historical record of the first Moravian mission established at Nain, Labrador. It was founded by the Danish missionary, Jens Haven (1724-1796), here pictured at the center of the composition with his son John-Benjamin beside him, and preaching to a family of Inuit. The watercolor is the work of an artist called Hall and is thought to be after a painting (or a print) by the British painter Maria Spilsbury (1777-1820). In 1807, she is known to have exhibited a work at the Royal Academy entitled A Missionary of the United Brethren conversing with the Esquimeaux. Scene in the Terra Labrador, month of June; with a distant view of Nain. This painting is now lost but another watercolor, located at the National Archives of Canada, shows the same composition as the example presently offered and bears the inscription "Spilsbury" at the lower left. The Canadian work is signed by Hall, thus accounting for the attribution of the above watercolor. . Book.

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        Discours Sur L'histoire Universelle, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin

      Samuel Bagster 1807, London - [4], 404, [2], 121 pp., Three parts in two volumes bound as one. Bound in a beautiful contemporary wine coloured straightgrained full morocco. Gilt lines and borders, and lovely panels on spine. AEG. Very pretty fore edge painting of St Peter's Rome. Library plates for Mary Robinson Stamer and 'Tervoe House'; an estate in Limerick the neighbouring county to Clare of which the Stamers were High Sherrifs. Minor fading to spine, corners bumped, a few minor scuffs and scratches to leather, but generally a very lovely item. FRENCH TEXT. 208b

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        Rural Sports by The Rev. Wm. B. Daniel [1807; in Three Volumes].

      London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Paternoster Row 1807. Printed by Bunney & Gold, Shoe Lane, London. [For volumes 2 & 3]: Printed by T. Davison, Whitefriars. - Three volumes; 5 6/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. x 1 5/8 in. (thick); I. frontispiece: folding plate of hounds chasing a fox, by George Garrard ; engraved title-page. [10]pp., (including dedication, preface & list of plates); [1]-535 pp., including index and Coursing page [536]; II. Engraved title-page. [6]pp. (including contents & list of plates); [1]-592 pp. + [8]pp. index; III. Engraved title-page. [6]pp. (including contents & list of plates); [1]-494 + [8]pp. index. Fold-out frontispiece, and 68 other engraved plates (some are fold-outs). Several fold-out plates show vertical tears (splits) to the paper along the folds, affecting the images; some light spotting, age-related tanning to some plates and pages. Several plates are by George Garrard (1760-1826); most of the smaller plates are by Sawtrey Gilpin (1733-1807), engraved by John Scott (1774-1828). Bound in old brown, polished calf spines, sides and corner-pieces, with titling and bands gilt on the spines, with marbled paper-covered boards, red sprinkled edges. Spine ends, cover corners, edges, outer hinges show some wear. Weight: 7 1/2 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. List of plates: Volume 1: Frontispiece by Garrard (this shows creasing, wear); [1] Genealogical Table (of Races of Dogs) page 18; [2] Section of Kennel, 45; [3] Fox Hound and Whelps, 56; [4] Earth Stopper, 93; [5] Fox Running, 101; [6] Fox and Terrier, 122; [7] Merkin, 213; [8] Fox, 220; [9] Stag, 235; [10] Harrier, 279; [11] Beagle, 297; [12] Greyhound running: Czarina and Maria, 437; [13] Claret, 439; [14] Greyhound standing: Venus, 440; [15] Hare sitting, 444; [16] Hare snared, 466; [17] Ferret and Rabbit/Stoat and Hare, 490; [18] Martin and Pheasant, 505; [19] Otter and Badger 514 Volume 2: [20] Table for Baits, 278; [21] Bream and Chub, 316; [22] Charr and Gwiniad, 332; [23] Eel, Minnow, &c., 340; [24] Roach, Dace, etc., 356; [25] Perch, 366; [26] Carp and Tench, 376; [27] Tench at Thornville, 397 (the lower right margin is torn off, but present); [28] Trolling Implements, 405; [29] Pike, 399; [30] Snap Implements, 414; [31] Trimmer Implements, 418; [32] Grayling and Gudgeon, 425; [33] Trout and Implements, 428; [34] Flies, Jaw-bone of Pike, etc., 454; [35] Perch and Trout, 493; [36] Salmon, 496; [37] Smelt and Barbel, 532; [38] Group of Fish, 558 Volume 3: [39] Bustard, 23; [40] Pheasant, 30; [41] Wounded Pheasant and Dog, 58; [42] Sow Pointing, 62; [43] Partridges and Young, 68; [44] Covey of Partridge and Ptarmigan, 80 (vertical tear to fold in the image); [45] Red-legged Partridge and Ptarmigan, 91; [46] Cock of the Wood, 95 (vertical tear to fold in the image); [47] Black Grous[e], 100; [48] Setter and Black Grous, 103; [49] Red Grous, 106; [50] Ptarmigan--Scene in the Highlands, 110; [51] Old Gamekeeper, 135; [52] Woodcocks, 147; [53] Great Lancashire and Common Snipe, 173; [54] Land Rail and Quail, 182; [55] Dotterel and Plover, 202; [56] Ruff and Reeve, 208; [57] Grey and Black Goose, 242; [58] Wild Duck, Pintail, etc., 258 (vertical tear to fold in the image); [59] Teal and Jack Snipe, 266; [60] Old English Setter, 331; [61] Spanish Pointer, 336; [62] The Pointer, 336; [63] Pointers--Pluto and Juno, 337; [64] Spaniels and Woodcocks, 338; [65] Targets, 431; [66] Gun Breechings, 471; [67] J. Manton's [Gun Breechings], 473; [68] Patent Hammers, 474. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La scienza della legislazione

      Filadelfia (ma Livorno); Stamperia delle Povincie Unite 1807 - 5 voll.; in 16°; pp. CI, (1), 334; 486; 419; 326; 376; leg. in mezza pelle coeva, ricche dorature sui dorsi; Ritratto dell' A. inciso in rame da Lapi e Morghen in antip. Filangieri con la sua opera fece il piu' vasto tentativo compiuto nell'Europa Illuminista di fondere la scienza di governo su norme chiare e logiche agganciandola ai principi del movimento riformatore. Le questioni economiche sono trattate nel secondo volume (ottimo)

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . from the Last London Edition. With the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian . . . Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. Four Volumes

      Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., Portland 1807 - Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels An early American edition (the fifth), a completely unsophisticated, unrestored set in its original American publisher's binding, bottom and foredges untrimmed, cracking to the joints, bottom of one spine perished, labels slightly different [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Interior Parts of America; Communicating Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita, by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and Mr. Dunbar; with a Statistical account of the Countries Adjacent. As Laid Before the Senate, by the President of the United States. In February, 1806, and Never Before Published in Great Britain

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1807 - 116 pp, Octavo. Illustrated with charts and diagrams, one folding table. . The first work to provide a real accounting of the southwestern portion of the Louisiana purchase, and also the first London edition of the first official publication with detailed information of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first section contains material which Meriweather Lewis communicated to Thomas Jefferson, and discussed their route, trade, the Indians encountered, the flora and fauna, and, of course, the geography of the land. The southern explorations and their detailed accounts are also of equal importance, and include the first account of Texas in book form, the letters by Dr. Sibley to Henry Dearborn, in which Dr. Sibley discusses various Texas Indian tribes and about the Red River country. [Sabin 40826. Howes L 319] Edges a tad worn, rear endpapers split at lower edge over joint, else fine three-quarter burgundy calf lettered in gilt on spine, over marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS DEL REY DON ALFONSO EL SABIO (1807)

      1807 - IMPRESOR:Madrid: en la Imprenta Real, 1807. DESCRIPCIÓN: 3 Tomos. T.I: Portada con escudo real xilográfico, retrato de Alfonso X, el Sabio, [4], LXI, [1], [4], 525 p, [3] en blanco ; T.II: [4], 834 p., [2] en blanco ; T.III: [4], 795 p., [1] en blanco Folio. Palau: 7101. El retrato : "REX ALFONSVS ET IMPERATVS" . Grabado calcográfico. 83 x 82 mm ENCUADERNACIÓN: Encuadernación plena piel pasta española, lomo con nervios y dorados, título con tejuelo rojo y tejuelo para indicar número de tomo y partida en su interior. Marca de aguas artesanal en tonos ocre y verde. Procedencia de la colección de Aycart Obergozo personaje polifacético y figura clave de la cultura a través de la Real Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del País. Tampon de tinta: "José María Aycart Orbegozo, abogado, Peña y Goñi, 1-3º. Dcha- Tel 10130, SAN SEBASTIAN" COMENTARIOS: Obra fundamental de derecho y jurisprudencia nacida en el siglo XIII, durante el reinado de Alfonso X (1252-1284), con el objetivo de lograr una uniformidad jurídica en el reino de Castilla. Comprende en su tomo primero la Partida primera, en su tomo segundo la Partida segunda y tercera y en su tomo tercero: partida quarta, quinta, sexta y séptima. NOTAS: Excelente ejemplar de principios del siglo XIX. Obra originalmente escrita en un castellano literario, se considerada como el legado jurídico de mayor transcendencia y vigencia para el mundo hipanoamericano. Su carácter enciclopédico en el que se abordan aspectos morales, filosóficos, teológicos, jurídicos y costumbres observadas en el momento fueron ejemplo para otros textos jurídicos europeos. CONSERVACIÓN: Muy buena, Texto limpio. Excelente ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

      Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1807 - Handsome Extra-Illustrated Set Bound by Welcher. 203 x 121 mm (8 x 4 3/4"). Four volumes. Translated by Martin Smart. EXTREMELY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY DEEP BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY SAMUEL WELCHER (with his ticket on verso of front endpaper), covers bordered in gilt with triple rules and framed with wide palmette roll, inside of which is a rule with small ring and floral tools at corners; raised bands, spines ornately gilt in lobed compartments featuring stippled ground, quatrefoil centerpiece with delicate foliate sprays at sides and fleurons at ends, turn-ins gilt with single rule and fleuron and ring tools at corners, all edges gilt. 100 copperplates by Warner, Tomlinson, and others, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 60 plates by Conrad Martin Metz, for a total of 160 engravings. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of "H. Holland Edwards, Pennant Ereithlyn, North Wales." Lowndes II, 1343; Graesse IV, 174. Front joints just a little flaked, backstrips slightly sunned, covers with minor variation in color, several plates a little foxed (generally only in margins and more frequently on added plates), one leaf with light ink stain in lower margin, light dampstain in margin at head of one plate, isolated very minor marginal soiling, but A VERY PLEASING SET, the decorative bindings very well preserved, and internally clean, fresh, and bright. Staggemeier and Welcher were in partnership in London from about 1799 to 1810, and their bindings are normally found signed with both of their names, rather than with one name or the other, as in the present case. Like Kalthoeber and other immigrant German members of their trade, the two came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among gentry and nobility for elegant bindings, and "in their heyday Staggemeier and Welcher were one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration, and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Howe gives evidence that at various times Staggemeier and Welcher worked together and separately at 11 and 12 Villiers Street. The assumption is that even when they were in partnership, each of the binders did at least some work of his own, but bindings signed by one of them are much scarcer than those signed by both. The illustrations in our volume are a source of interest in that the 60 by Metz depict scenes from the text that are also shown in corresponding plates by the other artists, though with a style that is dramatically different. In the engravings by Metz, there are settings with larger, more prominent figures whose dimpled knees and large round faces lend an air of comic farce to the scenes. This is perhaps more in keeping with the picaresque quality of the novel than the refined, cool, and professional engravings of the other artists, who have produced rather small figures that seem to be dwarfed by oversized settings. For a discussion of the text here, see item #134, above. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philadelphia Medical Museum, volume III, IV, and V, 1807 to 1808

      Archibald Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, no. 41, Philadelphia 1807 - First Edition. Three volumes, tall octavo, original full leather, leather spine labels, gilt lettering. Illustrated with few plates. Attractive set of three volumes of the Philadelphia Medical Museum, volumes 3, 4, and 5. Includes medical oddities including "Josephi's account of a 15 years pregnancy, the child being contained in the urinary bladder", "Porcupine men", "Child with a double head" etc. Also topics such as British Malt Liquors, electrical shocks, nitrous oxide, vaccination, "Reid's observations on the medical treatment of General Washington". Very Good set, some expected wear to leather, textually very clean but for volume five with light staining to pages 1 thru 30, same volume with some erosion to top front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery]
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        Corinne ou l'Italie.

      Lib. stéréotipe chez H. Nicolle 1807 - - Lib. stéréotipe chez H. Nicolle, Paris 1807, 13x20cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Deuxième édition parue la même année que l'originale. Reliure en demi basane noisette, dos lisse orné de frises, pointillés et motifs typographiques dorés comportant des petites traces de frottements, une coiffe frottée en tête, plats de cartonnage vieux rose comportant de petites taches de décoloration, coins renforcés, gardes marginalement ombrées sans gravité, reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        In Morte di Carlotta Melania. Versi e Prose

      Co'Tipi Bodoniani, Parma 1807 - In-8 (216 x 146 mm), basane fauve granitée, dos lisse orné, pièce de papier havane, dentelle autour des plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches jaunes (reliure d'époque). Bel exemplaire de cette impression de Bodoni en grand papier. Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld Duc de Bisaccia. (quelques défauts, usure aux coins, frottements dans le bas du second plat, déchirures sur les deux premières pages de garde). // Octavo (216 x 146 mm), fawn granite roan, smooth spine tooled in gilt, havana paper label, dentelle border on covers, gilt roll on turns-in, yellow edges (contemporary binding). Nice copy of this Bodoni printing, on large paper. Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld Duc de Bisaccia. (some defects, corners used, rubbings on bottom of second cover, tears on the two first end-papers).

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        Corinna; on, Italy. In Five Volumes.

      London: for Corri 1807 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 5 volumes. Bound in the publisher's original brown paper boards, spines worn, hinges starting, uncut as issued, with the half-titles and final ad leaf in volume 5, a GOOD set in original boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire Genéral des Drogues Simples et Composées; revu, corrigé, et considérablement augmenté par Simon Morelot, Ancien Professeur de pharmacie - chimique au Collège de pharmacie de Paris, et Pharmacien major de l'armée, etc. Contenant les noms françois, latin, officinaux, vulgaires et systématiques des Plantes; leur classification d'après le système de Linneus, les méthodes de Tournefort et de Jussieu, avec l'indication de leurs parties utiles à la médecine, à la pharmacie.

      Rémont,, Paris, 1807 - 2 voll. in-8° (200x128mm), pp. XII, 788; (4), 674; legatura del tempo p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con dorsi lisci ornati di titoli in oro su tasselli rossi, filetti e decori floreali in oro. In fine del secondo vol., 20 tavv. f.t. incise su rame "en taille-douce" ed in fine coloritura acquerellata coeva raffiguranti numerose piante officinali. Ex-libris del tempo del noto medico Jean Baptiste Daillan, autore fra l'altro di una "Dissertation sur la fièvre bilieuse" (1819). Un restauro alla cuffia superiore del secondo vol. Normali fioriture e bruniture. Ottima copia. Ristampa ottocentesca (nella revisione e con le aggiunte del Morelet) di questo celebre dizionario, ordinato alfabeticamente, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1698 e complementare alla "Pharmacopée Universelle", costituente, con esso, una delle più estese trattazioni farmaceutiche edite a cavallo tra Seicento e Settecento. Il Lemery (Rouen, 1645-Parigi, 1715) studiò medicina, chimica e farmacologia a Montpellier e a Parigi e, in virtù della sua grande competenza, fu autorizzato a praticare la medicina ancor prima di conseguire il diploma. Insegnante di chimica e farmacista a Parigi, dovette abbandonare la propria attività a causa della propria fede calvinista. Riparato in Inghilterra, si convertì convenientemente al cattolicesimo, cosa che gli consentì il ritorno a Parigi e la ripresa della precedente attività La sua pratica farmaceutica gli permise di compiere significativi esperimenti chimici sulle basi dei sali e le proporzioni degli acidi riassunte nell'importante "Cours de Chimie" del 1675, in cui l'acume dello sperimentatore è bizzarramente frammisto a teorie mediate da Paracelso e a credenze alchemico-iatrochimiche affatto fantastiche. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Ferguson, II, 21. Hirsch/H., III, 735. Haller, I, p. 579. Blake, 264. Waller, 5698. Pritzel, 5211. Duveen, LXII/218. Poggendorff, I, 1417. Wellcome, III, 487 e sgg. Schelenz S., 488. Quérard, V, 141. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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