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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books (IOBA)]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books (ABAC / ILAB)]
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        A Tour through Holland along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine, in the South of Germany, in the Summer and Autumn of 1806

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807 - Inscribed on the front free-endpaper from Konrad Adenauer to his Friend the Famous American Industrialist Dannie Heineman, Bonn November, 1952. Carr was a notorious writer, poet and illustrator, best known for his series of aquatint plate travel books depicting British and Continental views, such as this one of the Rhine. He was Knighted in 1805 and satirized by Walter Scott and others. Byron begged to be omitted from his Descriptive Travels in Spain (1811) and pilloried Carr in a cancelled passage of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809). His work is in the British Museum First edition. 4to. With map and 20 aquatints. xvi, 468 pp. Contemporary tree calf. In modern presentation cloth box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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      [By Robert Bailey For] J. Johnson,, Philadelphia 1807 - Disasters; Children's; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 4" - 5" tall; 48 pages; Original marbled wraps, text with 12 full-page and smaller copperplate engravings, unpaginated. Some wear and chipping to wraps at spine fold and edges, front cover partially separated, text also quite good. Rosenbach 291. Welch 259.2. Shaw-Shoemaker 12394. The last in a series initially published in London (1801) , with the first U. S. Edition of all three by Johnson in 1802-1803. Each chapter [in it's own book], was published separately and depicted scenarios for errant children and their fates. "The greater number of the stories in the book(s) end in disaster, as is implied in the title. One of the exceptions concerns a man falling from a balloon (in this volume) , which is accompanied by an interesting engraved illustrating the subject" - Rosenbach. Printed on laid, watermarked paper from Thomas Gilpin's mill. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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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        Original pen, ink and watercolour drawing of a Detonator and Muzzle for an Underwater Cannon]

      [New York 1807 - This drawing was probably executed shortly after Fulton's return to America in 1806, and shows details of flintlock detonators for submarine bombs and underwater guns. Robert Fulton was something of a renaissance man: he studied painting under Benjamin West, launched the first successful paddle-steamer service in the world, designed and tested the first practical submarine, and significantly advanced the design of submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Fulton moved to England in 1786 to study painting. His practical experiments with submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats began with his move to France in 1797 and culminated in the testing of the first practical submarine ( The Nautilus ) in 1800. In 1804 he moved back to England and continued his experiments with torpedoes in tandem with his overseeing the construction of a steam engine to power a boat that he had designed. In late 1806 he returned to the United States to supervise the construction of what was to become the North River Steamboat or Clermont. Whilst this was going on he also continued with his experiments with torpedoes and submarines: his "torpedo" bombs were tested in New York Harbour and he published a pamphlet, "Torpedo War and Submarine Explosions," in 1810. With government support, he continued his experiments and with the outbreak of the War of 1812, he concentrated on his "submarine gun," a precursor of modern torpedo techniques. This drawing is divided into two parts. The left side shows various sections and details of a flintlock mechanism designed to be watertight and used underwater. The right appears to show two alternative designs for a waterproof gun muzzle: one with a waterproof hatch lowered using a toothed cog, the second: a flap lowered using a lever system. The drawing was de-accessioned by the New Jersey Historical Society. It originally formed part of a large collection of Fulton's drawings given to the Society in 1855 by the Dutch-born engineer, ethnologist and historian Solomon Alofsen (1808-1876). He came to the United States as secretary of the Dutch legation, and settled in Jersey City. He subsequently married and worked in the railroad business (he was for a time secretary of the Illinois Central railroad). His leisure was taken up with the study of history and ethnology, and he was prominent in a number of the learned societies of New York and vicinity. After forty years residence in the United States he returned to Holland, where he died in 1876. Cadwallader D. Colden The Life of Robert Fulton (New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1817); H.W. Dickinson Robert Fulton, Engineer and Artist: His Life and Works (London: 1913); John Morgan Robert Fulton (New York: 1977); Cynthia Owen Philip. Robert Fulton, A Biography (New York: 1985); Franklin Watts, New York, 1985; J. Franklin Reigart Life of Fulton (Philadelphia: 1856); Kirkpatrick Sale The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream (New York: 2001). Pen and ink with watercolour on paper. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 28 inches. (Expertly repaired tear visible only upon close inspection). Matted and in a gold leaf frame. Provenance: Solomon Alofsen (1808-1876, presented to); The New Jersey Historical Society (received in 1855, ink stamp on verso).

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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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      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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      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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      Sidney's Press, N. Haven: 1807 - School Book; Reference; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; v, [1], 306 pages; [Early American Children's Books] A Dictionary of The English Language: Compiled for The Use of Common Schools in The United States. Contemp. Sheep leather, red and gilt morocco spine label; rubbed. Contents good. Some internal spotting, ink signatures on title, light red ink annotation on verso of title, blank end papers frayed, binding solid. American Imprints 14188. Webster had published his first dictionary a year earlier but revised and shortened the text for this subsequent edition to better satisfy the more simple needs of schoolchildren. Graphic of title page, copyright page and endpapers available. The 1806 1st has 408pp. The pagination for the 1807 1st school dictionary is v, [1], 306, quite a bit shorter. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; 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]

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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]

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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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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE SALOMON GESSNER, précédées d'une notice sur sa vie.

      - Paris, Le Prieur, 1807. 10x16,5 cm. Joli petit ouvrage en 3 volumes, orné de 32 planches contenant 48 sujets gravés en taille-douce (16 planches portant 2 gravures chacune). Reliures de l'époque en pleine basane racinée. Dos lisses ornés de bouquets et de carquois dorés. Titre et tomaison sur pièces de couleur beige. Petites traces de frottement, principalement sur les mors et les dos, cependant ensemble en très bon état et de présentation élégante.

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        THE SEASONS.

      Longmans Hurst Rees and Orme. Printed by T. Bensley, London 1807 - Folio (18"). [x], 244p. Illustrated with 21 engravings in stipple and line (5 full page) by F. Bartolozzi and P.W. Tomkins after paintings by W. Hamilton produced for this work, engraved didication page in calligraphic style by Tomkins. Bound in quarter brown morocco with titles and panel ornaments in gilt Abbey Life 252; Lewine 532; Cohen/de Ricci 992; Bland. History of Book Illustration 221 (all for the 1798 edition). Some occasional light foxing, the plates all sharp and clean, binding extremes rubbed, but still quite an acceptable copy This edition reprints the 1798 edition in which the engravings first appeared; these are the same strikes dated 1798 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cherries] Early May - Adam's Crown - Red-Heart Cherry

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 1807 - A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent book as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical books in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition, with one expertly repaired marginal tear.

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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., 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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        A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, performed under the order of the most noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India.

      Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies (bookseller to the Asiatic Society ) in the Strand. 1807 - 'performed' 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 aquired by the Honourable East India Company, in the late and former wars, from Tippoo Sultaun. Francis Buchanan, fellow of the royal society, and of the Society of Antiquarian of London; fellow of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta; and in the medical service of the Honourable Company of the Bengal establishment. Published under the authority and patronage of the Honourable Directors of the East India Company. FIRST EDITION. Three Volumes, Large Quarto. 29.5cm x 23cm. xiii, errata, 424pp. 1, 2, 556pp. 4, 479pp. xxxi appendix, plus A- Z index. folding coloured map, folding tables, engravings, boards, buckram, uncut, later end papers over original blank papers. Fine uncut set and rare as such. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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