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        The Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland in six volumes, Grafton's Chronicles in two volumes and Monstrelet's Chronicles in five volumes

      - London -J.Johnson, F. C. and J. Rivington et al 1807 - Three scarce complete sets of early nineteenth-century publications of influentialMedieval and Early-ModernEra chronicles, uniformly and finelybound. Holinshed's Chronicles, also known as Holinsheds Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, is a collaborative work published in several volumes and two editions, the first in 1577, and the second in 1587. In 1548 Reginald Wolfe, a London printer, conceived the idea of creating a Universal Cosmography of the whole world, and there with also certain particular histories of every known nation. He wanted the work to be printed in English and he wanted maps and illustrations in the book as well. Wolfe acquired many of John Leland's works and with these he constructed chronologies and drew maps that were up to date. When Wolfe realised he could not complete this project on his own, he hired Raphael Holinshed and William Harrison to assist him. Wolfe died with the work still uncompleted in 1573, and the project, changed to a work about just the British Isles, was run by a consortium of three members of the London stationers. They kept Raphael Holinshed who employed William Harrison, Richard Stanyhurst, Edmund Campion and John Hooker. In 1577 the work was published in two volumes after some censorship by the Privy Council of some of Stanyhurst's contribution on Ireland. Shakespeare used the revised second edition of the Chronicles (published in 1587) as the source for most of his history plays, the plot of Macbeth, and for portions of King Lear and Cymbeline. Richard Grafton (c. 15111572), was King's Printer under Henry VIII and Edward VI. He was a member of the Grocers' Company and MP for Coventry elected 1562-63. On the accession of Edward VI, Grafton was appointed King's Printer and this gave him the sole right to print all Acts and Statutes. He had held the appointment for six years, when on the King's death, he printed a proclamation of the accession of Lady Jane Grey, in which he signed himself Printer to the Queen. For this he was cast into prison by Mary I. John Cawood became Queen's Printer, and Grafton's career as a printer ended. In prison Grafton compiled an Abridgement of the Chronicles of England, which he published in 1563. To this he added in 1568 A Chronicle at Large. Enguerrand de Monstrelet (c. 1400 20 July 1453), French chronicler, belonged to a noble family of Picardy. In 1436 and later he held the office of lieutenant of the gavenier (i. e. receiver of the gave, a kind of church rate) at Cambrai, and he seems to have made this city his usual place of residence. He was for some time bailiff of the cathedral chapter and then provost of Cambrai. Little else is known about Monstrelet except that he was present, not at the capture of Joan of Arc, but at her subsequent interview with Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy. Continuing the work of Froissart, Monstrelet wrote a Chronique, which extends to two books and covers the period between 1400 and 1444, when, according to another chronicler, Mathieu d'Escouchy, he ceased to write. Monstrelet's own writings, dealing with the latter part of the Hundred Years' War, are valuable because they contain a large number of documents which are certainly, and reported speeches which are probably, authentic. This publication of Monstrelet's chronicles are the first English translation, translated by Thomas Johnes. 'Containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normany by the English, their explusion thense, and of other memorable events that happened in the Kindom of France as well as in other countries. A history of fair example and of great profit to the French, beginning at the year MCCCC where that of Sir John Froissart finishes, and ending at the year MCCCCLXVII and continued by others to the year MDXVI'. Holinshed contains facsimiles of the original 1586 titles and a handwritten 'list of Kings of Scotland from Holinshed's History' loosely inserted. Graf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cheze Molini, Landi,, Florence 1807 - Color Illustrations; Elephant Folio 23" ; Contemp. 1/2 calf & marbled bds. , blind & gilt-decorated gilt-lettered spine, marbled endpapers & edges; scuffed, corners slightly rubbed. Hand-colored double-page Hemisphere maps + 35 hand-colored double-page engraved maps & tables on sheets with letterpress. Scattered, generally light foxing. Armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick on front pastedown. Ex-library - ink stamp at foot of preface. A little rubbing to extremities otherwise quite nice. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour to Sheeraz, by the Route of Kazroon and Feerozabad; with various remarks on the manners, customs, laws, language, and literature of the Persians.

      London, W. Bulmer for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1807. - Folio. XIII, (3), 329, (1) pp. With engraved frontispiece (Fat'h-Ali Shah Qajar, King of Persia) and engr. portrait plate (Shaknubat, mistress of Kurim Khan), both after Persian originals. Later blue cloth with giltstamped spine title. First European-printed edition, following an error-ridden edition published at Bombay in 1804. Includes a chapter on Arabian horses, an early account of Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab and Wahhabi Islam, and passages on hawk-hunting and pearl fishing in the Arabian Gulf "from the 56th to the 48th degree east longitude", i. e., essentially the Gulf coast from Ras al-Khaimah to Qatar and Bahrain and on to Kuwait. Early attempt at an encompassing description of Persia, by the Bengal civil servant Edward W. H. Scott-Waring (1783-1821). "Very rare" (Allibone). - Bound without the half-title; bookplate and blindstamps of the City of Leeds Public Library. Diba Collection p. 139. Wilson p. 240. Henze IV, 461. Cf. Weber I, 3. Brunet V, 1416. Graesse VI/2, 420 (1st ed. Bombay, 1804). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Jeux des jeunes Garcons, avec une Explication et une Devise Morale. (Les Quilles, La Main-Chaude, La Toupie D'Allemagne. Paris, 1807

      Freres Noel, Paris 1807 - 24 x 16 cm, [20] lvs. with original printed wrappers to the front, lacks back wrappers, binding loose. Pages printed on one side only. With tissue gards to engravings. The plates are signed: A Paris, Chez Noel Jne., graveur, rue des Noyers, no. 47. With 10 full page hand coloured copper engravings showing playing children.With 10 explanatory leaves, numbered 11 to 20. The plates are:' Les Quilles' ( Bowling ); 'La Main-Chaude' ( 'game of hot cockles) '; 'La Toupie d'Allemagne' (top); ' Le Chateau de Cartes' (card tower); 'Colin-Maillard' ( blind man's buff); 'Les Patineurs' ( ice skaters); 'La Boule' (boule lyonnaise); 'Le Cerf-Volant' (kite) ; 'Le Criquet' (Cricket); ' Le Volant' (Battledore and Shuttlecock, similar to Badminton). Extremely rare, only one copy is listed in OCLC.59731894. ( Canadian Museum of Civilization Library ). Not listed in KVK, nor in BNF, nor Osborne Collection. A fine, fresh copy, hand-colored plates are bright and clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

      Albion Press: Printed for James Cundee, London 1807 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      1807 - Handsomely illustrated work on late 18th-early-19th century East Coast. 1807. London. James Cundee, Albion press. In 4to (262 mm x 205 mm). 1 [blank] + xxii + 500 + 3 ff. + 1 [blank]. Contemporary half red morocco gilt, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, front cover reattached with some loss to hinges, gently rubbed, else fine. A fresh copy, leaves facing plates with offsetting as always, heavier to some, foxing and browning, generally a good copy. First edition. Detailed and picturesque narrative on late 18th and early 19th century United States, particularly Adams and Jefferson´s time; the work contains criticism, notes and curious observations on the characters, costumes, commerce, arts, immigration and the slave trade. Janson lived and worked Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, failing in business most times. The work is embellished with an engraved frontispiece and 11 aquatint plates by M. Marigot after Janson; including a plan and several views of Philadelphia, the Bank of the United States, Mount Vernon and Boston. Provenance, armorial printed ex libris on front pastedown of George John de la Warr. Maggs, 429, 1251. Sabin, 35770. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies.Fourth Edition, With Considerable Additions.

      London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1807. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xlviii, 576; viii, 616; 1 p.l., xxx, 477. engraved frontis. portrait, 11 folding engraved maps, & 10 folding engraved plates by F. Bartolozzi, T.Milton, Scott, Storer, Grignion, W.Grainger, & Audinet after B.West, Hayes, Thomas Stothard, &c. contemporary sprinkled calf (little worn & rubbed, margins of a few plates browned, few short tears in several plates repaired - no loss). ownership entry & armorial bookplate of the Hon. Archibald Cochrane, R.N. Fourth Edition of a classic in British Caribbean literature. Edwards lived in Jamaica with his uncle for a number of years and inherited the latter's estate. He is also said to have been left heir in 1773 to the substantial property of a Mr. Hume of Jamaica. Returning permanently to England in 1792 he became a highly successful West Indian merchant, founder of a bank, and a member of Parliament. In his account of the British West Indies Edwards argued for unrestricted trade with America and the freeing of West Indian produce from hampering British import duties, and for the continuance of the slave trade with certain restrictions. The present edition also incorporates Edwards' An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in Jamaica, and a History of the War in the West Indies, an autobiographical sketch, and Sir William Young's Tour Through Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the Years 1791 and 1792. These were first added to the edition of 1801. Edwards' condemnation of the treatment of the negroes by the French inhabitants in St. Domingo, as well as his stance in favour of restricted continuance of the slave trade aroused some adverse criticism, but on the whole his work was deservedly popular and highly praised. While Ratgatz notes that some of Edwards' statistics are now known to be inaccurate, he also deems his discussion of the slave trade to be "of immeasurable value for contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the traffic in blacks". Cundall, West Indies, 2095. Howgego E15. Sabin 21901. cfCox II 228. cfBell E55. cfCundall, Bib. Jamaicensis, 928. cfRagatz 165.

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (Complete four volume set)

      Whitehall: Printed for William W. Woodward, Philadelphia 1807 - First American edition, second state. Four volume set. Octavos. Edited by William Jones, revised and corrected by Robert Patterson. Complete with 43 folded engraved plates bound at the rear of each volume. Contemporary full mottled calf, dark red and black morocco spine labels. Volume 4 Signed and dated by James Maginness (May 31, 1808), an eminent Philadelphia mathematician. Small ownership signatures in light ink and pencil, a handsome set, very good or better with scattered foxing and a professional repair to the rear hinge of Volume 1. George Adams was the mathematical and scientific instrument maker to George III. The beautifully engraved plates depict his many instruments, including telescopes, globes, and related devices. *Shaw & Shoemaker* 9799. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annals of Great Britain from the ascension of George III to the peace of Amiens - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Printed for Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson; Arch. Constable & Co. and J. Fairbairn 1807 - Physical description Vol.1: xv, 505 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Vol. 2: viii, 498 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Vol. 3: viii, 406 p.; 22 cm. (8vo). Note; attributed to Thomas Campbell. Subject Great Britain - History - 1714-1837. Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-1820. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf with contrasting labels, gilt cross bands and uniform compartment tooling. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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 the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger. and other undomesticated animals.

      Edward Orme, London 1807 - Early half maroon straight-grained morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, decorative roll tools in gilt on each band, lettered direct in the second and fourth compartments First edition of the finest book ever published on Indian sport and one of the great colour-plate books of the period. Williamson served in a British regiment in Bengal and was an avid sportsman while there. After being recalled to England, "Williamson's knowledge of wild life and Oriental sports had come to the notice of the Orme family" (Rohatgi & Parlett). The Orme's contracted with celebrated painter Samuel Howitt to prepare finished watercolours based on Williamson's original sketches during his time in India, and published the work, originally in 20 parts, between 1805 and 1807. The result was "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). The work, however, is not merely a sporting book. As Williamson writes in the Preface, the work "is offered to the public as depicting the Manners, Customs, Scenery, and Costume of a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire, and of such importance to its welfare, as to annex a certain degree of consequence to every publications, that either exhibits, or professes to impart, a knowledge of whatever may hitherto have been concealed, or that remains unfolded to our view." The plates, engraved by H. Merke or J. and Vivares Hamble, display the best of early 19th century colour aquatint. Howitt and Williamson's images are vivid depictions of both the chase and the Indian scenery. Of particular note are the four plates treating elephants, described by Williamson as possessing "the energy of the horse, the sagacity of the dog, and a large portion of the monkey's cunning." The eleven plates devoted to the tiger are each riveting. The work was published to great acclaim. An 1807 issue of The Monthly Review declared: "Much entertainment for the eye, and much information for the mind will be found in this very splendid volume." The Review continues by lamenting the high cost of the work: "Twenty guineas may be a trifle in Nabob's pocket: but Nabobs are not numerous in England; and we should suppose that the sale of such a work as this cannot be very widely diffused." This no doubt contributed to the work's present-day rarity. This copy is an early issue, with pre-publication watermarks and Tooley's first state of plate XXXI (with the plate captioned "Hunting Jackalls"). The early issues of the work, generally subscriber's copies, are bound from the original parts and contain "the finest impressions of the plates" (Tooley). Subsequent editions, i.e. the second edition of 1808 and the quarto edition of 1819, are considered by Tooley as "inferior." Abbey Travel II, 427; Mellon, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship 88; Nissen ZBI 4416; Rohatgi & Parlett, pp. 252-254; Schwerdt II, 297; Tooley 508; India Observed 93. (18 3/8 x 23 inches). Pictorial title rendered in stencil, printed title leaf, dedication leaf, preface on pp. i-ii, 150 pp., plus plate list. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Howitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Vite de' più eccellenti Pittori Scultori e Architetti. illustrate con note.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1807 - Sedici volumi di cm. 21, pp. oltre 5.000 complessive. Ritratto del Vasari all'antiporta del primo volume, ritratti incisi su tavole fuori testo ad illustrare ciascuna biografia e tavole anche più volte ripiegate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione del capolavoro vasariano. Cfr. Gamba (1727): "Tra le molte ristampe elle Vite del Vasari. questa è la più copiosa, racchiudendo tutte le illustrazioni dell'opera, aggiunte per lp addietro dal Bottari, dal P. Della Valle, e da altri. Oltre alle Vite, stanno, (nel vol. II) la lunga lettera di G.B. Adriani al Vasari e, nel vol XVI la Descrizione dell'Apparato per le Nozze del Principe Don Francesco di Toscana. Altro pregio ha quest'edizione, e consiste in alcune Postille di Anonimo dle secolo XVII alle Vite, tratte da un esemplare della prima edizione, già appartenuto al pittore Giuseppe Bossi.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vier und siebenzig Pläne zum k. k. Infanterie-Exercier-Reglement.

      Wien, Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerey, 1807. - Titelblatt, 74 teils ausfaltbare Tafeln, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Kanten leicht berieben), 25,5 x 40 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Bibliographisch für uns nicht nachweisbar. Sehr selten, über den KVK weltweit nur drei Einträge (in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, in Greiz und in der Königlichen Bibliothek in Den Haag) ermittelbar. Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, das Legermuseum in Delft, die Bücher- und Kupferstichsammlung in Greiz und die Nationalbibliothek in Wien besitzen eine spätere Ausgabe, gedruckt in der 'Hof- und Staats-Aerarial-Druckerey', 1815. Die 74 Tafeln zeigen die verschiedenen Truppenformationen und -bewegungen. - Titelblatt mit ex libris-Stempel 'J.A.' mit Krone, sehr wohlerhalten und frisch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata.

      Pisa: dalla tipografia della Società Letteraria, 1807 - 2 volumes, folio (400 × 260 mm) gathered and signed in fours. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco by L. Staggemeier (with his orange label), sides with wide gilt and blind decorative border, spine divided into six panels by double false bands, lettered in two panels, the others with a large gilt centre tool, dentelles and morocco inside hinges, green endpapers, gilt edges. A little rubbing to extremities, lower joint of vol. II slightly darkened, overall very good. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Raffaello Merghen. A splendid edition in large paper format of Tasso's La Gerusalemme liberata (first published 1580), here in an imposing pair of Staggemeier bindings. "Of this edition, superintended by [Giovanni] Rosini, only 250 copies were struck off, and one on vellum" (Ebert, General Bibliographical Dictionary). The lavishness of the format is here matched by the binding, produced by one of the many German émigré binders working in the London book trade. L. Staggemeier of Osnabruck had started in partnership with Samuel Welcher, also a native of Germany, by at least 1799. They seem to have separated into separate businesses in adjoining buildings in Villiers Street, Strand, about 1810, and they disappear from the directories by 1820. In their heyday they were among the most prolific workshops in London producing "extra" quality work, and they worked extensively for James Edwards, the Pall Mall bookseller. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New American Practical Navigator: Being an epitome of navigation; containing all the tables necessary to be used with the Nautical almanac, in determining the latitude; and the longitude by lunar observations; and keeping a complete reckoning at sea

      Edmund M. Blunt. Hardcover. Newburyport, 1807. 8vo, full contemporary polished calf, 312 pp. plus tables. Illustrated with ten engraved plates and a folding map. A very nice complete copy of the second edition. Some very light foxing and marginal dampstaining to pages and a few plates, very good condition overall with binding sound and contents bright and complete. Ownership signature of Joseph Whitney, signed and dated in Providence in 1807. Bowditch first edited J. Hamilton Moore's The Practical Navigator in 1799. His revisions were so extensive that a new edition, The New American Practical Navigator, was published in 1802. This edition contains a very nice folding map showing the trade routes of the Atlantic, which is present in this copy, still attached, with some very light fraying to outer edge. A very nice copy. Please contact us for additional images or information. Howes B657; (Streeter 3967) . Very Good. 1807. Second Edition.

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        Die teutschen Volksbücher. Nähere Würdigung der schönen Historien-, Wetter- und Artzneybüchlein, welche theils innerer Werth, theils Zufall, Jahrhunderte hindurch bis auf unsere Zeit erhalten hat.

      Mohr und Zimmer, Heidelberg 1807. 8vo. (10)+311 pages. Bound in a nice, slightly later halfleather binding of calf with titlelabel on the spine in black. A minor stain on the first pages. Nice copy.. First edition of the major work by the German author, who worked closely with Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim

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        QUATOR pour Deux Violons, Alto & Violoncelle

      chez N. Simrock, Bonn 1807 - QUATOR pour Deux Violons, Alto & Violoncelle par L. van Beethoven. Bonn: chez N. Simrock, 1807. Edizione originale di questo spartito musicale. In-folio, stemma di Luisa Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti nel front. 1, 1 f. b., 6, 2 ff. b. 6, 2 ff. b. 6, 1 f. b. 6, pp. Molto ben conservato. Scheda provvisoria. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Op. 57]. LIVme Sonate composee pour le Fortepiano et dediee a Monsieur le Comte Francois de Brunsvik... Oeuvre 57.

      Bonn N. Simrock [PN] 567 [1807]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-25, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "3 Frs." Fingering (English style, with the thumb marked "+") added in black pencil; notational correction to p. 8; accents to p. 17 and cautionary accidentals added in blue pencil. Minor foxing and offsetting; some paper imperfections.. An early edition, published in the same year as the first edition in Vienna. Kinsky p. 135 and pp. 127-28 (with discussion of numbering). Hoboken 2, 271. The numbering "LIVme Sonate" (like that of the first edition of the op. 54 sonata as "LIme Sonate") has been puzzling the musical world for over two centuries, with no satisfactory explanation having been offered thus far.

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        Polynesia Detecta, Dissertatio Historica , Quam, Consent. Ampliss. Ord. Philos. Praeside Nic. Henry Sjoborg? Pro Gradu Magisterii modeste exhibet Jonas Stenback

      Sweden, Lund 1807 - Small quarto, 20 pp.; original blue wrappers removed; a fine copy. A slight but very rare discussion of the early exploration of Australia and the South Pacific, produced as a dissertation for a degree at the University of Lund; interesting evidence of Sweden's continuing fascination with Pacific exploration. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Anglo-Saxons. Second edition, corrected and enlarged

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row. 1807. 2 vols. in one, 4to, pp. x, 499; vii, [1], 472, [8]; large hand-colored folding map in volume I; contemporary calf rebacked, marbled edges, very good. Second and best edition of the first part of Turner's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Elizabeth, originally published in four volumes 1799-1805. Ã’Turner was the first to write a history of England using original source material from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, and the first to make use of dictionaries, catalogues and grammars that had been compiled earlier in the 18th century. His work first occupied a great field. He not only felt an enthusiasm for the subject, but he had a genuine power of presentation and, in addition to the respect of such scholars as Hallam and Southey, he won the abiding interest of Scott, and later of Tennyson" (DNB). The folding map is colored and shows the territory of the ancient Saxons north of the Elbe.

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        "Gegend am Schlier-See". Blick vom Ufer über den See, im Vordergrund Sennerin mit Korb auf dem Kopf, einem Hund und mehreren Kühen, links ein Hohlweg mit einem Wanderer.

      . Kreidelithographie von Simon Warnberger, 1807, 21 x 30,5 cm.. Winkler 903, 12; Lentner 10403: "Sehr seltene Incunabel der Lithographie". - Nur im breiten Rand gering angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Mediziner Rudolf Rt. von Vivenot (1807-1884) mit Dank für dessen Bemühungen: "Je vous suis recconnaissant des soins que vous avez bien voulu me donner. Je vous prie d'agreer ce faible temoignage de ma gratitude [...]". - Der öst.-ung. Leutnant Omer Pascha, eigentlich Michael Latas, mußte, wollte er der Strafe entgehen, nach einem in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts verbotenen Duell mit tödlichem Ausgang das Land verlassen. Nach seiner Flucht in die Türkei trat er zum Islam über, nahm den Namen Omer an und stieg in der militärischen Hierarchie bis zum Pascha auf, dem seinerzeit höchsten Militärs- und Beamtenrang. Niederschlag fanden seine Abenteur u. a. in Ivo Andrics' "Omer-Pascha Latas. Der Marschall des Sultans" und in einer zu Beginn der 70er Jahre vom ZDF produzierten Fernsehserie. - Rudolf Rt. von Vivenot gründete 1848 den "Konstitutionell-monarchistischen Verein"; als sich die angestrebte Gründung einer patriotischen Partei nicht verwirklichen ließ, zog er sich jedoch aus der aktiven Politik zurück. Seit 1868 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, wurde er 1872 Vorsitzender des Komitees zur Gründung des Sophienspitals in Wien; daneben war Vivenot Direktor des Unterstützungsvereins für Witwen und Waisen des medizinischen Doktor-Collegiums. - In altem Sammlungsumschlag.

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        The ButterflyÕs Ball, and the GrasshopperÕs Feast

      London: Printed for J. Harris, corner of St. PaulÕs Church Yard, Jany. 1st. 1807. 16mo, (127 95mm.), contents (all engraved): [f. 1 verso] frontispiece with incipit Come take up your Hats and away let us hasteÉ; [f. 2 recto] title page; [f. 3-15, alternating to create double spreads] with hand-colored illustrations after William Mulready. Printed on wove paper. Bound in later paper wrappers enclosed in a quarter green morocco slipcase. First edition, first issue, with the 1806 watermark. A ground-breaking book, so successful that Harris quickly produced a series of sequels. Ã’It was the first of a special kind of aery revel in childrenÕs books... and tapped a vein that would ultimately lead to the fantasies of Lewis Carroll and the elfin world of Richard DoyleÓ (Gottlieb 159). Darton 199. Moon 725. Muir 100.

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        Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:

      London: for T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1807. with the Circumstances preceding, attending, and subsequent to, that event; the Professional Report on his Lordship's Wound; and Several Interesting Anecdotes. Octavo (212 × 134 mm). Contemporary funereal black straight grained full morocco, spine in compartments with blind tooling, gilt rolled bands, and gilt titles direct, sides bordered with a gilt roll and elaborate blind-tooled panelling, board edges gilt rolled, blind-rolled turn-ins, purple silk doublures with gilt borders and cornerpieces, all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece and a plate of the fatal musket ball. Spine very slightly faded, ends and corners with slight superficial wear and some sensitive restoration, some light toning or dust soiling within, but overall in excellent condition. First edition of this scarce and definitive account of Admiral Lord Nelson's final days. This is a superb and evocative association copy, owned by the Nelson family and bearing the armorial bookplate Nelson's nephew Nelson Matcham (1811-86), the eighth and youngest child of Horatio Nelson's sister Catherine Nelson and her husband the traveller George Matcham. The copy has been bound in a sombre yet luxuriant funereal binding as a monument to a dead brother, uncle, and national hero. It is notable that the towering enormity of Nelson's myth and memory loomed particularly large over Catherine's family; Nelson Matcham may have been her eighth child, but he was the forth (after Horatia, George Nelson, and Charles Horatio Nelson) to bear a name in honour of the Admiral. Beatty was the naval surgeon "who attended Nelson after he received his fatal wound, [and] performed the autopsy" (ODNB). He wrote this account for Clark and M'Arthur's monumental Life "but it was published in this form because of 'the length of time which must necessarily elapse before so extensive and magnificent a Publication can be completed'" (NMM). Uncommon in the first edition, and highly desirable thus.

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        "Ansicht von Benedictbaiern über Kochel". Weiter Blick von einem Waldweg aus auf die Klosterkirche in der Ferne, links großer Randbaum, rechts im Mittelgrund Bergzug.

      . Kreidelithographie von Simon Warnberger, 1807, 21,5 x 30,5 cm.. Winkler 903, 10; nicht bei Lentner. - Äußerst seltene Inkunabel der Lithographie. Breitrandig und im Ganzen minimal gebräunt.

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        Novísima recopilación de las Leyes de España Dividida en XII. libros. En que se reforma la Recopilación publicada por el Señor Don Felipe II, el año de 1567, reimpresa últimamente en el de 1775. Y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones reales, y otras providencias no recopiladas, y expedidas hasta el de 1804.

      1805-1807. Mandada formar por el Señor Don Carlos IV. - Imprenta de Sancha. Madrid. . 4 Vol. . Vol.I: 338+492 pp. Vol II: 730 pp. Vol. III: 400+530 pp. Vol.IV: 662 pp. Folio Menor. Pasta española de época. Derecho (General), Siglo XIX . Gran edición de la recopilación de las leyes del Reino, por mandato de Carlos IV. Impresa por Sancha en Madrid. Buen ejemplar con encuadernación de época en pasta española con florones y tejuelos dorados en lomera. Los seis tomos encuadernados en cuatro volúmenes. Buen estado. .

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht der Hanse Stadt Bremen von der Seite des Walles wo das Monument und Schauspielhaus sich befindet. Probdruck".

      . Kupferstich in Punktiermanier n.u. v. J.G. Pflugfelder, dat. 1807, 26 x 42,5 ( oval ). Sehr seltenes Blatt. In der Platte mit "Probdruck" bezeichnet.

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        The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden, and Nursery of Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture of Managing Vineyards ( 4 Volumes )

      London: Printed for F. C. & J. Rivington , 1807. Complete in 4 volumes. Books measure 17 x 11 inches. Unpaginated, but pages complete, 19 full page engraved plates, possible lacking frontis?. Each volume has been professionally rebacked in buckram, retaining the original leather boards. Some wear on edges, rippling on buckarm, ''Board of Agriculture 1808'' stamped in gilt on top boards. Bindings in good clean sturdy condition. Internally, some occasional spotting, heavy in a few places. Pages in good condition throughout. A good clean solis set. . Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        1811 Nomination and Appointment of James Jones, Fireman of the City of New York.

      New York: 1807 - Engraved certificate dated May 27th 1811, admitting James Jones as a fireman in New York City. This certificate was made during the period when the fire department was made up of volunteers who formed rival gangs, each with its own runners who competed to get to the fire first. With an engraving at the bottom of firemen in action, with the caption, "Engraved by Peter Maverick from a drawing by Archibald Robertson. The text reads, "These are to certify that James Jones is pursuant to law, nominated and appointed one of the Firemen of the City of New York, May 27th, 1811 By the Com. Council, J Morton, clerk." No. 34 at the upper right. Toned & laid down with light damp mark at two places at right edge; toned vertical line at middle caused by crack in wood backing behind the certificate. 10 x 13 3/4". Eno 67.

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        Music, A Didactic Poem, in Five Cantos

      London: Wm. Miller, 1807. First English language edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.xix, 192. Engraved portrait frontis of Don Tomas de Yriarte, 1 full-page engraving, hors-texte. Contemporary full calf, gilt, 4 raised bands. Boards marked and scratched; spine dry and rubbed, faded. Outer joints rubbed, dry. Marbled endpapers. Trifle light spotting. A few pages unopened. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Translated from the Spanish of Don Tomas de Yriarte. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings of the Earl of Macartney

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1807. The Latter consisting of Extracts from an Account of the Russian Empire: a Sketch of the Political History of Ireland; and a Journal of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. With an Appendix to each volume. 2 volumes, quarto (265 ×210 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine, contrast green and tan labels, quatrefoil devices gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled blue. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Spines restored, joints, head- and tail-caps, tan burn from the turn-ins, portrait off-set, light browning to the text block, overall a very good set. First edition of the life of diplomat George Macartney by John Barrow, Macartney's comptroller and private secretary during his embassy to China and his Governorship of the Cape of Good Hope. Despite his lengthy service, with five years as Governor of Bengal, it has been said of Macartney that; "Few public servants have left office with purer hands than Macartney." (DNB) Barrow himself later become a noted patron of exploration, helping to found the Royal Geographical Society, and he was a prolific travel author, best known for his account of the Mutiny on the Bounty. Bookplates with ducal coronet of the Stratton Street library of Harriot Beauclerk, duchess of St. Albans. Harriot was the daughter of the wardrobe-keeper of company of Irish strolling players, she was spotted by Sheridan, made a success on the London stage, and in 1815, on the death of his wife, married the banker Thomas Coutts, having been his mistress for a decade. In the face of family hostility, on his death Coutts bequeathed his wife the entirety of his vast fortune, and his partnership in Coutts bank; "Harriot Coutts proved to be an excellent businesswoman and banker, taking an active role in investment and management decisions. She was also extremely generous to Coutts's daughters, giving them each £10,000 per annum. In return they expressed nothing but ingratitude and hostility. Regarded as an adventuress who had preyed on an old man, Harriot was lampooned, caricatured, and mocked for her extravagant lifestyle and her generous giving to the poor" (ODNB). In 1827 she married William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, ninth duke of St Albans; "Many considered the duke to be simple-minded, but others found him kind and gentle; the marriage was broadly successful. Harriot thus proved twice over that marriages could be happy even though the world considered the partners mismatched. Observers regarded their union as an exchange of wealth for a title, but that was no uncommon practice among the aristocracy". She died in 1837.

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        Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:

      London: for T. Cadell and W. Davies,, 1807. with the Circumstances preceding, attending, and subsequent to, that event; the Professional Report on his Lordship's Wound; and Several Interesting Anecdotes. Octavo (210 × 130 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, neatly rebacked with the original black morocco label laid down, gilt fleuron panel to the boards. Portrait frontispiece and a plate of the fatal musket ball. A little rubbed on the boards and joints, some judicious restoration, light browning, the portrait and title page particularly affected and some offsetting from the portrait, contemporary ownership inscription of "G. Adams" to the title page, but remains a pretty copy. First edition. Beatty was the naval surgeon "who attended Nelson after he received his fatal wound, [and] performed the autopsy" (ODNB). He wrote this account for Clark and M'Arthur's monumental Life "but it was published in this form because of 'the length of time which must necessarily elapse before so extensive and magnificent a Publication can be completed'" (NMM). Decidedly uncommon in the first edition.

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        A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts

      58 plates (two are finely & brilliantly hand-colored) & diagrams in the text. xxiv, 796 pp.; xii, [iv], 738 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. olive half-calf & marbled boards (minor foxing), spines gilt. London: J. Johnson, 1807. First edition, and a very lovely copy, of this important book, containing Young's significant writings on optics, mechanics, hydrodynamics, physics, astronomy, the tides, etc., etc., etc. It is a course of lectures covering virtually the whole of theoretical science and technology. It includes his completed undulatory theory of light, with a description of his experimental demonstration of interference. In the lecture "On Collision" he was probably the first to use the term "energy," and in another lecture he defined a "modulus of elasticity" (Young's modulus). The second volume includes a bibliography of some 20,000 references (which was omitted from the second edition and has never been reprinted), and reprints of his classic papers from the Philosophical Transactions, in which he established the wave theory of light and discovered the principle of light interference, gave the first description of astigmatism, and in general established the principles of physiological optics (see Garrison-Morton 1486-88). "Young made many discoveries in natural philosophy and physiological optics...he is most famous, however, for his attempt to win acceptance for an undulatory theory of light."-D.S.B., XIV, pp. 562-72. This is the nicest set of this great book I have seen for many years. ❧ Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 367-(giving a very full account of the contents of these two vols.). .

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        Compendio gramatical para aprender la lengua arábiga, así sabia como vulgar, por don.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Antonio de Sancha 1807 - 4º menor (20,3 x 13,5 cm). XVI p. inc. port., 212 p. Precede al título texto en árabe. Pasta española de época, lomo liso, tejuelo rojo. Palau, 21577. Manuel Bacas Merino, después de un viaje a Marruecos donde permanece casi cuatro años, publica en 1807 una gramática de árabe clásico en la que incluye como novedad el estudio comparativo del árabe marroquí con aquel registro. El interés por el estudio del árabe marroquí en España despierta a finales del siglo XVIII por la necesidad de formar a intérpretes para las relaciones diplomáticas que el gobierno español mantenía con el país vecino. Manuel Castellanos, en su "Historia de Marruecos" dice refiriéndose a la obra de Bacas Merino: "es de mucho mérito y fue impresa en Madrid el año de 1807, pero sus ejemplares son tan raros que no se encuentran en ninguna librería". la obra de Bacas Merino es, por un lado, original en cuanto a la exposición de los principios de la gramática seguidos de puntualizaciones encaminadas a explicar los del árabe marroquí y, por otro, otorga valor a esta lengua materna, dada la necesidad comunicativa que no satisfacía enteramente en su época el árabe clásico. Moscoso García, Francisco. "El estudio del árabe marroquí en España durante el siglo XIX. La obra de Manuel Bacas Merino". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines

      London: War Office, 1807. Folio, large paper copy; finely bound in contemporary straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt. A beautifully bound copy of the entire list of the British Army of 1807 - including a list of the officers of the New South Wales Corps (p. 311) serving under Colonel Francis Grose.

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        Horse Racing. La Course de Chevaux

      Edward Orme, London 1807 - Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by James Godby and Henri Merke (watermark: 'J. Whatman 1805'). A fine image from 'Orme's Collection of British Field Sports': "the finest and most important sporting book of the last two centuries" (Schwerdt) Samuel Howitt, "genius, artist, sportsman", concentrated his considerable artistic talents on picturing scenes of horse-racing and hunting in all its aspects. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, Howitt was largely self-taught ,"although he must have been helped by his companions George Morland, Rowlandson and John Raphael Smith. Howitt's watercolours of hunting, shooting and racing have delightful spontaneity. An enthusiastic sportsman himself, he had sufficient family money to paint at first only for his own and his friends pleasure. However, this fortune was quickly dissipated and Howitt moved to London. [He made a living], partly by etching at which he was extremely skilled. As an artist he was prolific, more than 150 of his designs were published in The Sporting Magazine. He illustrated Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting, and other books, including Orme's Collection of British Field Sports . The light touch of his pen, the delicacy of his brushwork and his experience of field sports ensured all that he drew was animated and accurate." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.132-133). Cf. Abbey Scenery 14; Lane British Sporting Prints p.133; Mellon British Sporting and Animal Drawings p.106; Siltzer p.164; cf. Schwerdt II, p.53; Siltzer p.164; cf.Tooley 273. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Six months after they each signed a commercial treaty, James Monroe agrees to safely send Lord Holland?s letter to a friend in Paris - possibly a prisoner of war as England and France had been at war since 1803 ? Unbeknownst to them, 12 days earlier, the British warship ?Leopard? had impressed four sailors from the USS ?Chesapeake,? a contributing factor to the start of the War of 1812<br>

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Jas. Monroe? as U.S. Minister to England, 2p, 8? x 9.75?, front and verso with blank integral leaf. Portland Place (London), July 3, 1807. Folds, else fine. Darkly penned. To Lord Holland. Fine condition.In full, ?I had the good fortune to avail myself of a very favorable opportunity to forward the letter yesterday which you lately sent me for Mr Colclough in France. I committed it to Mr. Russell an American gentleman of character who will proceed without delay to Paris, & deliver in person the letter to Mr Warden to whom it is addressed. I have requested that the reply may be forwarded to me in the hope of adding to the security of the conveyance. I have no doubt of the contents of any letter which you will send me & it will give me real satisfaction to be able to render any service whatever to your Lordship or your friends. I fear it will be impossible to obtain the discharge of Mr Colclough. I asked it directly of the govt once in fav

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        Schulschriften des Catharineums. - [3 Bände mit den 105 Schulschriften des Lübecker Katharineums aus den Jahren 1807 bis 1831]. -

      Lübeck: Römhild; Rathsbuchdruckerei; etc. 1807-1831,. 3 Bände mit 105 Schulschriften (mehrere tausend Seiten, unterschiedliche Papierformate): marmorierte Ppbde. des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts, goldgeprägte schwarze Rückenschildchen, 25 x 21 cm (einheitliches Einbandmaß). 3 Bände mit insgesamt 105 Schriften. - Die Schulschriften sind handschriftlich und fortlaufend nummeriert - sowohl die "Nachrichten von dem Gymnasium und der Bürgerschule zu St. Catharinen" (später: Nachrichten über die St. Katharinenschule in Lübeck" und "Kurze Nachrichten über das Catharineum" - Nummer 1 datiert von 1807, Nummer 47 von 1853), als auch die Einladungen zu Prüfungen, erlassene Vorschriften, Prüfungsprogramme und selbständig oder quasi selbständig erschienene Fachpublikationen des Lehrkörpers. - Band 1 enthält die Schulschriften von 1807 bis 1831. Band 2: 1832 bis 1854. Band 3: 1855 bis 1880. - Berieben und bestoßen, die Papierbezüge in den Rückengelenken eingerissen (jedoch buchbinderisch sauber unterlegt). Vorne und auf den Titelseiten befinden sich jeweils ältere Besitzvermerke. Zum Teil deutlich angerändert (vor allem die fliegenden Vorsätze). Zum Teil etwas gebräunt oder fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare..

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        Kupferstich-Karte aus dem Strom-Atlas von Riedl, gestochen von Johannes Lehmann. Chiemsee....

      München, Lentner, 1807.. circa 57,6 x 44,4 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiß. Hydrographische Landkarte aus dem seltenen Stromatlas von Adrian von Riedl. Zu sehen ist der Chiemsee mit den drei Inseln. - Gut erhalten, vorne entfernter, aber noch sichtbarer alter Wappen-Stempel (im Preis berücksichtigt!), verso entfernter Stempel, vorne nicht durchschlagend.

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        Nordiske Digte. Orig. udg.

      . Kbhvn. 1807. Med kobberstukket titelblad. XXXIV + 425 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med de originale trykte for- og bagomslag i smukt pastichebind i hlvldr. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. * Det trykte omslag ses uhyre sjaeldent..

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        'Helvetien Nach dem zuverlaessigsten Astronomischen Bestimungen und den darüber erschienenen besten Charten zusammen gesetzt.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Elias Lange in Leipzig, 1807, 28,5 xx 33,5. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 83. - Zeigt die Schweiz zwischen Bodensee mit Vorarlberg, Basel, Genf und das Veltlin. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unter der Karte Erklärungen. - Sehr seltene Karte vom Leipziger Drucker, Stecher u. Verleger Johann Elias Lange(n)! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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