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      London. 1807.. 106pp. plus [2]pp. index. Dbd. Text quite clean. Very good. First English edition, abridged and translated from the original French, of this important description of an early fur trading expedition up the Missouri to the White River of South Dakota in 1802. A major source for material about the early fur trade, as well as providing much information concerning the tribes along the Missouri River at the time. FIELD 1205. HOWES P244. MONAGHAN 1177. CLARK II:52, 114. SABIN 61013. WAGNER-CAMP 3:3. GRAFF 3253. BUCK 61 (note).

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

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

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        Voyages dans la Basse et la haute Egypte, pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte, en 1798 et 1799

      Sparking the Egyptian Revival in architecture and arts; a splendid work on Egypt. 1807. London. Samuel Bagster. Two volumes in 4to and atlas in large folio (285 mm x 222 mm; 495 mm x 336 mm). 1 [blank] + frontispiece + xxiv (missing xiii-xvi) + 362; frontispiece + title + v-viii + 82 + ccli + 3 ff. + CX full & double page and folding views, designs and plans (missing numbers 84, 85, 93, 94, 96 & 100); 1 [blank] + frontispiece portrait + 2 ff. + CX full & double page and folding views, designs and plans. Elegant modern half green calf over marbles boards, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt. Scattered foxing, stronger to a few pages but generally fresh and clean, mainly marginal soiling to atlas; some folding plates with tears with no loss, else a fine set. ?Denon was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe? (Blackmer). Denon (1747 ? 1825) was a French artist, writer, diplomat and archaeologist; he accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to an expedition to Egypt (occurred from 1798-1801). At a young age he was to study law at Paris, but a defined inclination towards art and literature sent him away from the profession; soon a favourite of Louis XV and a attaché to the French Embassy at St. Petersburg. Years later, Napoleon in power, he joined the expedition to Egypt as part of the arts and literature commission, thus gathering the drawings, sketches, information and material necessary to his work ?Voyages dans la Basse et la haute Egypte?. After arriving to Dendera, he is impressed with the temple of Hathor, and makes a drawing of its famous Zodiac, the journey takes him to Tebas (allegedly, he visits and enters Ramses II & IV´S tombs), Hieracomopolis, Edfu, Asuan, amongst others. The result was magnificent, over 200 plates illustrate the work, and they represent the monuments, pyramids, buildings, costumes, people, art & science, and even drawings of the ancient Egyptian culture; his reputation grew immensely, but the greater success was sparking the Egyptian Revival in architecture and arts. At his return to Paris, Denon was appointed Director to the Louvre Museum. The first edition appeared in 1802, in the same format; according to Atabey, the atlas volume to this edition (1807) contains only 108 plates, instead of the 110 herein contained, either Atabey saw a copy with less plates, or this atlas belongs to the 1802 edition. The work was an immediate success, with several editions published in the following years, several in small formats; this is probably one of the best. Atabey, 338. Blackmer, 471

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        Autograph letter signed to his father

      London,: 17 September, 1807.. Sheet of laid paper, 232 x 370 mm., folded in half and folded to letter-size, a little torn at the original red wax seal, English postmark for 18 September 1807; some browning, but in very good condition and written in a neat professional hand. An important letter offering a very rare account of the goods carried to Botany Bay by the Sydney traders at the height of Governor Bligh's rule: this manifest for the trading vessel Rose provides background to the heated events of the so-called Rum Rebellion, not least because apparent fiddling of the books regarding the cargo of beer and spirits resulted in an investigation by Joseph Foveaux, who found that the crew of the Rose had distributed vast quantities of illicit alcohol among the new settlers on the Derwent.The letter is sent by C.C. Watson to his father William Watson of Warrenhouse in Belford, Northumberland. The two men were heavily involved in trading to Sydney, either working for the famous Sydney trading family the Campbells, or perhaps part-owning the Rose in conjunction with them (the Watsons also had an interest in at least one other vessel, the Spring Grove, as mentioned in this letter). Watson here gives an important snapshot of the trade and particularly of their grand plans: 'Our vessel the Rose sailed the other day from Portsmouth for Botany Bay, and that you may have an idea of what we send to that Colony, I annex you the particulars of her cargo. She is the first ship that has had the honor to be introduced as a regular trader between that Place and this. She certainly is without exception the finest vessel that has sailed out of this Port for a length of time. We expect she will make the voyage outwards in less than four months, which is a remarkable quick Passage.'The Rose, captain Penson, did arrive in Sydney on 15 April 1808, a few months after Governor Bligh had been deposed. As a result, the detailed manifest of goods being sent to Botany Bay (reproduced opposite) is of great interest. The list includes, for instance, £1330.1.5 worth of printed cottons and over £666 worth of 'Glass and Earthenware'. There are enormous amounts of soap, clothing including petticoats and boots, an intriguing entry for a substantial amount of 'painters colours', as well as anchors, lead shot, crucibles, ribbons, candles, confectionery, medicines and stationery.Significantly, the Rose also carried over a thousand pounds sterling worth of 'Porter and Ale' and - the single largest consignment - £1936.3.3 of 'Wine & Spirits'. Indeed, these consignments meant that the Rose was immediately embroiled in the saga of the mutiny against Bligh, as Lieutenant-Colonel Foveaux launched an investigation into reports that the Rose had travelled 'without producing a license from the East India Company', and, equally seriously, that the vessel was reported to have left England with more than eight thousand gallons of spirits, but reported landing only a little more than two thousand. The resulting feud between the acting government and the new ship's captain Richard Brooks escalated into open hostility, and the ship was impounded. More, Bligh himself was incensed that Foveaux planned to send the junior officer James Symons to England on the vessel's return voyage, and wrote imperiously to Foveaux declining to give his consent to allow someone 'deeply implicated in mutiny and other offences' to sail (see Historical Records of New South Wales, vol. VI, pp. 742-753). Captain Brooks finally managed to sail on 15 September 1808.

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        The American Ship-Master’s Daily Assistant; or Compendium of Marine Law

      Portland., 1807.. b/w frontis. First Edition of the first work of its kind produced in American. Legal and mercantile guide for shipmasters, with information pertaining to freight, seamen, customs, coasting and fishing trades, quarantine and health laws, commercial forms, insurance, bills of exchange, monies, consuls and supercargoes, a glossary of sea terms, and even chapters on ships in distress and life saving. With 200 pages of navigational tables and some instructions for use. The final 4 pages are a catalog of works offered by Johnson and his co-publisher, Thomas & Whipple in Newburyport. Scarce, not in Karpinski or Sabin. A very nice copy of a scarce book in original full calf binding. Backstrip laid down and label replaced. Ownership inscription of Moses Emery, 1810.

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      N. Haven:: Sidney's Press. Good with no dust jacket. 1807. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. .

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        A New Edition Considerably Enlarged of Attitudes Faithfully Copied from Nature and Humbly Dedicated to all admirers of the Grand and Sublime

      London: H. Humphrey. 1807. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. First printing, 1807. Folio, original brown wraps recently backed with cream colored japanese paper, with twelve large mounted engraved plates printed on pinkish-orange paper. Very good. Sometimes attributed to James Gillray, this is a satirical parody of Friedrich (Frederick) Rehberg's 'Drawings Faithfully copied from Nature at Naples...' (1794), dedicated to Sir William Hamilton and depicting Emma, Lady Hamilton in various classical poses. This version features a large and homely woman with enormous breasts in similar classical poses. RARE, only one copy on OCLC and only an incomplete copy have been seen at auction in recent decades.

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        Voyage de D'entrecasteaux, envoye a la recherche de La Perouse. Publie par ordre de sa Majeste l'Empereur et Roi... Redige par M. de Roseel, ancien capitaine de Vaisseau. - Atlas du Voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux. by Beautemps-Beaupré

      Paris:: De L’Imprimerie Impériale (Text),. 1807 , 1808.. First Edition.. A truly handsome copy of this book rarely found complete, the text bound in period full gilt calf binding, the atlas bound in the original french papered boards, housed in a matching solander box. & & D'Entrecasteaux was a French admiral and governor of Mauritius who "was sent to the Pacific in 1791 to search for "La Perouse". No traces of the lost expedition were found, but in the course of his search, d'Entrecasteaux made important cartographic contributions to the Australian coast. He explored the west and southwest coasts of Australia, the south coast of Tasmania, the west coast of New Caledonia, and visited Tonga and the Santa Cruz Islands" (Hill). D'Entrecasteaux did not complete the voyage, succumbing to colic off the coast of New Guinea. His expedition is highly regarded for its collection of natural history specimens, but the most important contribution was to the accurate mapping of Australia, and in particular charts of South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. On the expedition's return voyage the log book and charts were seized by the British Royal Navy, and only returned to France on the insistence of Sir Joseph Banks. Ferguson 461 (Text) and 443 (atlas); Hill 467; Wantrup 64a- b.& & 3 volumes: 2 volumes text, 4to (11.25 x 8.5"), (4) lvi, 704, 32 folding plates; (4), 692pp, 1 folding plate and atlas volume, folio (23 .5 x 17.75"). Half-titles in text volumes; atlas published by "Au Depot general des cartes et plans de la marine et des colonies", with title and contents leaf and complete with 39 maps. Some maps numbered from between 1-39, while some are numbered as per the French hydrographic office "Depot de la Marine" between 301-314. This was not an uncommon occurence with the French publishers. Complete with 33 engraved folding plates in the text and 39 engraved maps in the atlas, mostly double-page atlas uncut. Provenance Mr. Perrin de Daron with his book plate in the text volumes. This is likely Louis Perrin de Daron (1805 - 1856), a "capitaine de cavalerie" from a very old French family in the town of Paray le Monial. Paray le Monial is located in central France, in Burgundy, roughly due west of Geneva, noted for its basilica. & & A handsome set.

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        Discours Sur L'histoire Universelle, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin

      London: Samuel Bagster. 1807. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Full gilt-decorated Morocco. Very Good. [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. 106b

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      1807. Good. BLACK, Joseph. LECTURES ON THE ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY Delivered in the University of Edinburgh by the Late Joseph Black, M.D. Published from his Manuscripts by John Robison, LLD. First American frm the last London Edition. Philadelphia, Mathew Carey, 1807. Three 8vo. volumes. 6, lix, 294 pp. +[4] ff. plates; 456 pp.; 453, [15] pp. Frontispiece portrait and three folding plates showing laboratory equipment. Library markings, else internally good, in early tree-calf, rubbed and worn, with loss to spine head of volume I. Known for the discoveries of latent heat, fixed air, and the nature of alkaline earths, Black taught for 40 years at Glasgow and Edinburgh, and was extremely useful to Scottish industrial and mining interests. His fame as a teacher spread to America and Europe, and many foreigners studied with him. He also provided a lecture series for non- scientists, and Boswell took his course. Scarce.

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        The Free-Mason's Vocal Assistant, and Register of the Lodges of Masons in South-Carolina and Georgia

      Charleston: Brother F.F. Negrin, 1807. 12mo. (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches). [8], [13]-121, 158-255, [1] pp. (errors in pagination as issued). Lacks engraved music (as usual, likely not issued with all copies). Contemporary sheep, flat spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. An early southern songster and interesting Masonic item. This scarce Charleston imprint contains ninety-one Masonic songs in English and forty-eight Masonic songs in French, all of which are substantially indexed. In some cases melodies are provided. Following the numerous loyalty songs and odes is a complete list of the rules and regulations for the associated lodges of South Carolina. Of all known copies, only one, at the Massachusetts Grand Lodge in Boston, retains the usually missing sheet music. Similar Masonic tracts are quite scarce, even more so when relating to southern lodges. Sabin 87840; De Renne I, p. 379; Lowen 336; Shaw & Shoemaker 12620; Wolfe, Secular Music 2863; Walgren, Freemasonry 959; Turnbull I:434.

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        Voyage de DÈcouvertes aux Terres Australes

      Paris,: Imprimerie ImpÈriale [Royale], 1807-1816-1807-1811-1815-, 1812.. Five volumes; a handsome set of the complete official edition, including the "general reader's edition", comprising the two-volume quarto text with portrait frontispiece and two folding tables, the two-parts of the large quarto atlas bound as a single volume containing 40 plates (23 coloured and two folding) and 14 maps (two double-page); together with the "Partie Navigation", comprising a quarto text volume and imperial folio hydrographical atlas, the latter with engraved title, contents and 32 engraved charts, all pages in the imperial atlas expertly mounted on new binder's stubs; a few very sporadic spots, but the set in fine untrimmed condition, the plates crisp and the colouring bright, bound in matching French quarter red morocco over marbled boards, corners pointed in vellum. An extremely good set of the first edition of the complete official account of the Baudin voyage, in its complete form accompanied by the important hydrographical text and atlas. This set is in unusually fine condition, with the plates notably crisp and delicately coloured.This set presents a rare opportunity to have the complete account, including the hydrographical supplement together with the so-called "general reader's edition", of the important Baudin voyage to Australia and the Pacific, sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast.Historique text:1) Text part 1, 1807. Quarto; pp: viii (including errata & blank leaf), xv, 496.2) Text part 2, 1816. Quarto,; pp: xxxii, 471, frontispiece portrait of PÈron by Lambert after Lesueur engraved by Langlois, two folding tables.Historique Atlas:3) Atlas part 1, 1807. Quarto, with 40 plates (two folding, 23 coloured).4) Atlas part 2, 1811. Quarto, 3 pp. list of plates; 14 charts (two double-page).Navigation et GÈographie:5) Text, 1815. Quarto, pp: xvi, 576, [ii].6) Atlas, 1812. Large folio, 32 engraved charts (25 double-page).HISTORY OF THE VOYAGE:Baudin's two ships, the GÈographe and the Naturaliste, left Le Havre on 19 October 1800. Sailing via Tenerife and sighting the Cape of Good Hope they reached Mauritius after a long six months, during which time shipboard quarrels and illness caused a mass defection of scientists and sailors.Having rejigged his crew, Baudin set sail for New Holland, sighting Cape Leeuwin on 27 May and anchoring in Geographe Bay three days later. He sailed north and examined Rottnest Island and Swan River, but the two ships became separated on 11 June. The GÈographe finally anchored at Shark Bay on 27 June, but had left by the time the Naturaliste arrived. The latter vessel stayed on in Shark Bay to make an extensive survey - including the discovery of the Vlamingh plate - while Baudin and the GÈographe worked along the difficult coast past the North West Cape. The two ships ultimately arrived in Timor in August and September; tropical diseases were already causing deaths among the crew.In November they sailed south for Cape Leeuwin where Baudin, ignoring his instructions to begin charting the south coast immediately, headed for Tasmania, making the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in early January. The two vessels began a close survey of the east coast, again becoming separated. Hamelin on the Naturaliste crossed Bass Strait and made a survey of Western Port before running for Port Jackson. Meanwhile Baudin began his survey of "Terre Napoleon", meeting Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay in April. Worn out, Baudin turned for Sydney, but chose to again round the southern tip of Tasmania, meaning that he did not arrive off Port Jackson until 17 June, his crew severely weakened by scurvy.Hamelin had actually already headed out to search for Baudin in Bass Strait, but the combination of a storm and poor provisions saw him back in Sydney a few days later, and the two ships stayed in Sydney until November. Warmly and hospitably entertained by Governor King, the French spent their time recuperating and making sense of their collections.In Sydney Baudin purchased a small vessel which he named the Casuarina, placing Louis de Freycinet in charge. The Casuarina, just 29 feet in length, was acquired to help make the difficult inshore surveys, and Louis' appointment should be understood as an early notice of his skills in charting. The three vessels left Sydney together, but Baudin decided to send the Naturaliste directly back to France, and Hamelin reached Le Havre on 7 June 1803, having sailed via Mauritius.The GÈographe and the Casuarina made close surveys of King Island, Kangaroo Island and the Gulf of St Vincent ("Golfe JosÈphine"), before continuing to King George's Sound in western Australia, whence they returned to Shark Bay and the northwest before finally reaching Timor on 7 May 1803. They made a quick return visit to the northwest coast of Australia - their third - and reached Mauritius in July, where Baudin died on 19 September. Command was given to Pierre-Bernard Milius, who had been recuperating in Port Louis where he had been left by Hamelin. The decision was made to abandon the Casuarina, and the remaining crew transferred to the GÈographe, which returned home on 25 March 1804, almost three-and-a-half years after they left.PUBLICATION OF THE VOYAGE:The official account of the Baudin voyage appeared over ten years, in two quite distinct sections. The two-volume narrative with a small folio atlas of two parts (including some charting, chiefly of specific ports, and the famous views and portraits of native peoples) appeared between 1807 and 1816. The separate large-scale coastal mapping of Australia, an imperial folio atlas accompanied by a volume of partly narrative text together forming the first Australian pilot, was published between 1812 and 1815.Each of these sections could be acquired as a stand-alone publication. Not only were they issued on different dates, and sold separately, but they were distributed by different booksellers. Some buyers then and collectors now prefer to acquire both sections and thus to have the entire official publication, ideally in matching bindings: this constitutes a "complete set".With future French grands voyages accounts this separation of the different sections would become increasingly the case. To people schooled in the English tradition, the notion of just buying the parts of the voyage that one wanted to read seems odd but in many ways it is quite sensible. In fact it did happen with English voyages, in the sense that the official works on the astronomy of Cook's voyages by Wales and Bayly, for example, were published quite separately from the narrative accounts, and are virtually never found in a "set" of Cook's voyages. They don't look similar enough for us to think of them as being part of the complete official publication of each voyage.It may be worthwhile to spell out the publication of this voyage in some detail.1. Narrative of the voyage ('Historique')First edition.a. Text part 1, 1807. This was the text volume completed by PÈron before his death.b. Text part 2, 1816. This was the text volume written by Louis de Freycinet.c. Atlas part 1, 1807. This was the volume of plates prepared under PÈron's supervision. It has altogether 40 engraved plates, two of them folding, 23 of them coloured.d. Atlas part 2, 1811. This was the smaller-format volume of maps prepared under Freycinet's supervision. It contains 14 engraved charts, two of them double-page (the famous maps of Australia and Terre Napoleon).All four of these volumes were also issued in a Large Paper format. Examples of this are very rare.As can be seen from these dates, in 1807 the first section of the narrative appeared, with a volume of text and an atlas. The second atlas appeared four years later in 1811, while the second text volume did not appear until five years later in 1816. These four volumes published over ten years (sometimes bound as three volumes if the two parts of the atlas are placed together as a single volume) form the complete regular publication of the Baudin voyage.2. Cartography of the voyage ('Hydrographique' or 'Navigation et GÈographie')First and only edition.a. Text volume, 1815. Prepared by Louis de Freycinet.b. Atlas volume, 1812. Prepared by Louis de Freycinet. It contains 32 engraved charts, 25 of them double-page. All but two of the charts depict the Australian coastline.These two volumes form the complete cartographic section of the voyage, and were published quite separately from the narrative account.3. Narrative of the voyage ('Historique')Second edition. Revised by Louis de Freycinet himself during and after the voyage of the Uranie, this was published in 1824 in four octavo volumes and a single-volume quarto atlas. The atlas contains 68 plates in total, which include most of those in 1c above with an additional 25 engraved plates, accompanied by reduced and revised charts from 1d.It is on the general map of Australia that Freycinet, in the post-Napoleonic era, has famously changed many of the place-names back to their English versions. We have not seen pointed out before that the celebrated vignette on the engraved title of the atlas volume depicting Malmaison and its Australian menagerie and arboretum has been re-engraved to make a fundamental change of detail: no longer is the map at centre front lettered "Terre Napoleon"; it has quietly become "Nlle Hollande".4. The English editions.a. The only contemporary English edition was a version of the first volume prepared by PÈron (1a) and published in 1809.b. In 2003 the State Library of South Australia issued Christine Cornell's translation of the second text volume (1b).c. Finally, in 2010, the same publisher produced Cornell's complete translation of the text of the revised second edition (3).Offered here is a "full set" of the Baudin voyage, made up of 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, and 2b above.Ferguson, 449, 536, 603; Hill, 1329 (Historique only); Wantrup, 78a, 79a, 80a, 81.

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

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. First English edition. Edges a tad worn, rear endpapers split at lower edge over joint, else fine. Octavo.

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        Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, containing a series of Elegant Views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain. Accompanied with letter-press descriptions. 10 Volume Set

      London: W. Clarke, J Carperter, H. D. Symonds. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Rebound with new endpapers. Paper title labels to spines. Ink splash to front cover of vol IX. Previous owner stamp to front pastedowns. Endpapers browned. Spine faded. Scattered foxing. 1807. First Edition. Green cloth spine on papered boards. [1000pp.] :: 480 engraved plates :: 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4") :: Published: 1807-1811 .

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        Portraits of the Game, full-size limited facimile edition of the first edition, #212 of 550

      Major Sir William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848) produced five books based on his exploration and hunting in Africa. Here is a near-fine copy of this huge and impressive edition of his third book, Portraits of the Game. The edition was limited to 550 copies of which this is #212, signed by the publisher. The book is bound in quarter brown Rhodesian buffalo leather over grey cloth, titled in gilt on the spine, with the publisher's imprint to the front board. The text block edges are stained red and the volume bears grey-patterned endpapers. It is the only full-size facsimile of the 1840 first edition. Produced with a combination of photolithography & hand lithography, the plates & pages were hand-fed into a press, hand sewn and then hand-bound. This book is complete, having all 30 plates with facing descriptive narration, as well as illustrated title page, fly-leaf and tail-piece vignettes. There is a 16-page introduction by Frank Bradlow, a biography of Harris, and an in-depth bibliography of the printing history of this remarkable work. Condition is excellent. The contents are pristine. The binding is near-fine - generally as-new, but for the trivial hints of wear inevitable for a book this size. Please expect additional shipping cost for this very large and heavy book.

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        Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, containing a series of Elegant Views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain. Accompanied with letter-press descriptions. 10 Volume Set

      London: W. Clarke, J Carperter, H. D. Symonds, 1807.. First Edition. Green cloth spine on papered boards. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Rebound with new endpapers. Paper title labels to spines. Ink splash to front cover of vol IX. Previous owner stamp to front pastedowns. Endpapers browned. Spine faded. Scattered foxing. [1000pp.] :: 480 engraved plates :: 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4") :: Published: 1807-1811

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        Dei Sepolcri. Carme.

      Brescia, per Niccolò Bettoni, 1807.In-folio (250x185mm), pp. 29, (3) [compreso il privilegio], legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle marrone e angoli, dorso a nervi rilevati con titolo in oro. Esemplare molto fresco, esente da bruniture, con i margini ridotti. Prima edizione, rarissima, di una delle opere più significative della letteratura italiana; l'edizione, impressa con straordinario nitore tipografico, ebbe una tiratura di 103 copie su carta forte. "Questo carme è la prima voce lirica della nuova letteratura, l'affermazione della coscienza rifatta, dell'uomo nuovo... Ci è qui fuso inferno e paradiso, la vasta ombra gotica del nulla e dell'infinito: il tutto in una forma solenne e quasi religiosa, come di un inno alla divinità", scrisse il De Sanctis cogliendo splendidamente la sensibilità già romantica che impronta il carme, scritto in risposta ai "Cimiteri" pindemontiani dopo le disposizioni napoleoniche dell'editto di Saint-Cloud del 1804, che aveva imposto di seppellire i morti al di fuori delle mura cittadine. Ottolini, 119. Acchiappati, I, 40: "Elegante ed accuratissima edizione... mirabilmente nitida... cui Bettoni.. ha profuso il meglio di sé". Mazzolà, 27: "Rarissimo". Gamba, 688. Cfr. Giovanni Biancardi - Alberto Cadioli, Dei Sepolcri. Edizione critica. Milano, Il Muro di Tessa, 2010.

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        DIZIONARIO STORICO degli autori Arabi più celebri e delle loro principali opere compilato dal Dottore? Prof. di Lingue Or.

      Stamperia Reale 1807 in-8 gr., pp. VIII, 196, (4), bella leg. m. pelle coeva con nervi e tit. oro al d. Risguardi in carta color. Testo su due colonne. Macchia di circa 1 cm al margine bianco inf. interno. Belliss. esempl. su carta forte. [208]

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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....

      Paris, Rémont, 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.

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      SOC. TIP. CLASSICIEdito nel 1807 in Milano , in 8 volumi In 8¯, legatura in mezza pelle con titoli e riquadri in oro al dorso, ritratto dell' A. all'antiporta,. Buon esemplare.

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri già ridotta a miglior lezione dagli Accademici della Crusca ed ora accuratamente emendata ed accresciuta di varie lezioni tratte da un antichissimo codice. Tomo primo (- quarto)

      Presso Tommaso Masi 1807 4 voll. in 8, pp. XXIV + 360; 416; (4) + 454; VI + 474 con 2 tavv. inc. Ottimo e genuino esemplare in barbe con sporadiche ossidazioni e bruniture diffuse. Br. ed. muta. Edizione considerata pregevole per la cura che vi pose il Poggiali anche se le varie lezioni riportate non sembrano aggiungere nuova luce. Al primo volume, oltre al bel ritratto inciso dal Morghen, vi è apposta la dedicatoria  del Poggiali stesso a Maria Luigia. Il testo è contenuto nei primi due volumi, il terzo e il quarto contengono la vita e le annotazioni.  De Batines, I, pp. 128: - Edizione molto pregiata per la correzione e la nitidezza procurata dal celebre bibliofilo Gaetano Poggiali...- . Gamba, 400: - Gaetano Poggiali si propose di dare un'accurata ristampa dell'edizione curata dai vocabolaristi, nel che si dimostrò diligente e severo...-. Brunet, II, 506. Olschki, Letteratura dantesca 1911, 84. ITA

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        Nouveau dictionnaire général des drogues simples et composées. Revu, corrigé, et considérablement augmenté par Simon Morelot. Orné de XX planches gravées en taille-douce.

      Rémont 1807 Prima ed. di questa revisione, ad opera di Morelot, del dizionario pubblicato da Lemery oltre un secolo prima, nel 1698; Pritzel, 5211. 2 voll. in 8vo di pp. (4), XII, 788, (4); (8), 681, (1) più le 20 cc. di tavv. calcografiche dichiarate al front. contenenti 120 di vegetali e funghi, una delle quali colorata; leg. recente in m.perg. con piatti marmorizzati e titt. ai dd. su etichette cartacee, firma dell'ed. al v. dell'occhietto. Legg. eleganti e solide; minime mancanze al marg. dell'occhietto nel vol. I, alone di umidità alle prime due cc. del vol. II, alone leggero e non fastidioso all'angolo inf. int. e al marg. sup. delle tavv., alcune pagg. uniformemente brunite ma, nell'insieme - salvo trascurabili mancanze e piccole macchie - cc. molto ben conservate, in barbe. Es. molto buono.

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      Edito nel 1807 a Milano , in 8°, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso con fregi e titoli in oro, 16 tomi legati in 8 volumi. Ritratto in incisione ad ogni biografia.Importante, erudita e famosa opera pubblicata dal Vasari (1511-1574) per la prima volta nel 1550, la seconda più ampia nel 1568, che fù poi quella ristampata. Prima storia critica della pittura italica, oltre che fonte documentaria, ancora oggi indispensabile per oggettività e onestà di giudizi, nonchè di chiarezza espositiva.Fù definita dal Venturi "il testamento dell'arte italiana"Attraverso una serie di vivaci biografie, l'A. sottolinea, come gli artisti della sua regione Toscana, siano riusciti gradualmente a rinverdire la straordinasria stagione dell'arte classica. Buon esemplare.

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        Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and Irregular, with Remarks on the Constructions of the Most Celebrated Authors, particularly of Marshal de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the Perfection and Imperfection of their several Works are Considered. For the Use of the Royal Academy of Artillery at Woolwich

      F. Wingrave, London, 1807. Sixth Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Sixth edition. Rear joint weak, top inch of title page clipped, scattered light foxing. 1807 Full-Leather. xvi, 240 pp. 33 fold-out plates. Full leather, gilt titles & rules. A treatise by a professor of artillery and fortification, detailing geometric principles involved in construction, and critically examining the work of two famous military engineers, M. Vauban and M. Coehorn. Different types of construction and selection of strategic location are treated, and numerous methods discussed, all well-illustrated by the included plates. Appended to the text is a glossary of terms used, which includes terms used in the construction of fortifications, as well as ones relating to sieges and battle. Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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        Esperimento di traduzione della Iliade di Omero di Ugo Foscolo.

      Brescia, per Nicolò Bettoni, 1807. In 8vo grande (cm. 23,6); bella legatura inizio Novecento in mezza pelle nocciola a 4 nervi con semplici fregi e titolo in oro; pp. XII, 121, (3). Bella copia con barbe stampata su carta forte. PRIMA EDIZIONE in carta sotto-imperiale. Le copie in carta sotto-imperiale sono da ritenersi limitate a un numero inferiore di esemplari. Axs

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      Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne. Good. 1807. First. Disbound. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 24 pp.10 Engraved Maps. ATLAS ONLY to Accompany THE FIRST EDITION of JOHN MARHALL'S 5 - VOLUME LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. Eight maps are double-page, 2 are single plates. They are uncolored.The maps are chipped on the edges but have NO tears.,pages are foxed and stained. The final page of Subscribers' Names ( 21-22) is browned with pieces missing. There are no covers, pages are in several separate sections.The Atlas is scarcer than the 5-volume first edtion which it was to accompany. Sabin 44788. hOWES M317ADDITIONAL PHOTO AND AND DETAILS ON REQUEST. .

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        Nouvelle methode pour la resolution des equations numeriques

      Courcier Paris: Courcier, 1807. Budan de Boislaurent, Ferdinand F. D. (fl. 1800-1853). Nouvelle methode pour la resolution des Èquations numeriques d'un degre quelconque. . . . 4to. [8] 86 [2, incl. errata]pp. Paris: Courcier, 1807. 268 x 206 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Light soiling, a few edges frayed, but very good. 19th cent. stamp of Stonyhurst College on half-title. First Edition. Announces Budan's independent discovery of what is now known as the rule of Budan and Fourier, which gives necessary conditions for a polynomial equation to have n real roots between two given real numbers. "The need for such a rule as his was suggested to Budan by Lagrange's Traite de la resolution des equations numeriques (1767). . . . Budan's goal was to solve Lagrange's problem-between which real numbers do real roots lie?-purely by means of elementary arithmetic. Accordingly, the chief concern of Budan's Nouvelle mÈthode was to give the reader a mechanical process for calculating the coefficients of the transformed equation in (x - p). He did not appeal to the theory of finite differences or to the calculus for these coefficients, preferring to give them 'by means of simple additions and subtractions.' . . . Budan's rule remains the most convenient for computation" (DSB).

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        The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments [bound with] Practical Observations on the Old and New Testaments by Mr. Ostervald [and] A Brief Concordance by John Brown

      Collins Perkins and Co. New York: Collins, Perkins, and Co.. 1807; 1806. Second edition. Thick quarto. Complete as issued with separate title pages for the New Testament, Ostervald's Notes, and Brown's Concordance (all dated 1806), 10 illustrated plates, and 2 folding maps. Contemporary full calf, morocco spine label, marbled endpapers. The binding is worn, two front fly leaves are detached, else good or better. An early Collins's Bible from New York with a six-page family record (bound between the Old and New Testaments) containing a manuscript genealogy of the Barber family spanning the years 1743-1836. John E. Barber was a banker from Massachusetts and member of the prominent Barber family of Norfolk County. The genealogy includes pencil notes by John E. Barber at the end of the record and on three sheets of stationary laid in. The record also includes members of the Carey, Orne, and Whiting families. According to the note laid in by Barber, the Bible was found in the Carey House at Medway, Massachusetts, and it contains the oldest known record of the Barber family. Scarce, with very pleasing illustrated plates and a notable provenance. .

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        Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes exécuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes Le Géographe, Le Naturaliste, et la Goelette Le Casuarina, pendant les Années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804. (Atlas par Charles Alexander Lesueur et Nicolas Martin Petit).

      4° (30,3x23 cm) und Folio (35x26,5 cm). Vortitel, Titel, XV S., 496 S. 1 n.n. Bl. Errata; XXXI-471 S. und 2 gefaltete Tabellen. Mit gestochenem Porträt in Band 2 als Frontispiz; Atlas mit 2 gestochenen Titelblättern, einer gestochenen Titelvignette zu Teil 1 des Atlas, je 2 Bl. Text sowie 41 (23 kolorierten und 2 doppelblattgrossen) gestochenen Kupfertafeln und 14 (2 mehrfach gefalteten) gestochenen Karten. Nachtblaue Chagrin-Halblederbände um 1880 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und reicher Rückenvergoldung. 2 Textbände und 1 Atlasband. Sabin 60998. - Ferguson 449. - Wantrup 78a und 79a. - Brunet 4, 503. - Nissen ZBI 3120. - Erste Ausgabe. - François Péron (1775-1810) und Louis Freycinet (1779-1842) wirkten als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter an der von Nicolas Baudin organisierten mehrjährigen Forschungsreise. Ursprünglich vom hochbetagten Louis Antoine de Bougainville für das Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris geplant, konnte die Forschungsreise erst 5 Jahre später unter der Leitung von Baudin gestartet werden. Ursrpünglich wollten Alexander von Humboldt und Aimé Bonpland die Expedition begleiten, verzichteten aber aus finanziellen Gründen an der Teilnahme. Neben den kartographischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Aufträgen ging es der französischen Regierung auch darum, einen territorialen Anspruch auf eventuell noch zu entdeckende Gebiete des neuen Kontinentes zu stellen. Über Mauritius gelangten die Schiffe nach Timor, folgten der Südwestküste Australiens nach Tasmanien und erreichten im November 1802 Sidney, und sie waren im Juni 1803 nach der Umsegelung Australiens wieder in Timor. Der vorliegende wissenschaftliche Bericht, der, nach dem Tode des Zoologen René Maugé 1802 auf Tasmanien, von Péron verfasst wurde, gibt nur einen kleinen Teil der über 100000 dokumentierten Arten der australischen Fauna wieder. Das Werk beschreibt, als eine der ältesten Quellen, die Lebensweise der australischen Ureinwohner. Péron verstarb 1810 bei der Arbeit zum zweiten Band des Forschungsberichtes an Tuberkulose. Das Werk wurde von Louis Freycinet, der in der französischen Marine das Kartendepot verwaltete, beendet. Weder Péron noch Freycinet erwähnen in ihren Berichten den Leiter der Forschungsreise Nicolas Baudin. - Die von Freycinet vermessene Karte gilt als eine der ersten exakten Wiedergaben des Kontinentes. - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Timor, Sidney (2) und Tasmaniens gehören zusammen mit den ethnologischen, zoologischen und botanischen Tafeln zu den wichtigsten ikonografischen Darstellungen Australiens. - Mit dem schönen Porträt von Péron, wenige Tage vor dessen Tode fertiggestellt, als Frontispiz. - Die beiden grossen mehrfach gefalteten Karten in den Falzen alt mit Papier verstärkt, trotzdem mit 2 Papierduchbrüchen. Papier vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig oder gebräunt. Einband von Band 2 mit kleiner Druckstelle auf dem Vorderdeckel. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar. - First edition. - François Péron (1775-1810) and Louis Freycinet (1779-1842) acted as scientific assistants on the perennial discovery voyage organised by Nicolas Baudin. Originally planned by the very aged Louis Antoine de Bougainville for the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, the voyage was undertaken 5 years later under the direction of Baudin. At the beginning, Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland wanted to participate in this expedition but disclaimed to do so for financial reasons. Besides cartographic and scientific research, the French government was interested in discovering unknown regions of this new continent and to claim it for itself. The ships reached Timor through Mauritius and followed the south-west coast of Australia in direction of Tasmania. They reached Sidney in November 1802 and arrived in Timor in June 1803 after having circumnavigated Australia. The present scientific report, which was written by Péron after the death of the zoologist René Maugé in 1802 in Tasmania, depicts only a small part of the more than 100000 documented species of the Australian fauna . The work also describes, as one of the oldest sources, the life of the Australian Aborigines. Péron died of tuberculosis in 1810 while working on the second volume of this scientific text, which was then was completed by Louis Freycinet, who was responsible of the French Hydrographic office. Péron nor Freycinet mention the name of the leader of the expedition Nicolas Baudin. The map drawn by Freycinet is considered as one of the first exact ones of the Australian continent. The plates with views of Timor, Sidney (2) and Tasmania belong, together with the ethnological, zoological and botanical plates, to the most important iconographic descriptions of Australia. With the beautiful frontispiece portrait of Péron, made shortly before his death. Both large folded maps are consolidated with paper, but with 2 crease fold marks. Paper sporadically lightly foxed and browned. Binding of volume 2 with dent on the front cover. - Nice copy with wide margins. [11 Warenabbildungen bei]

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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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        History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 Six Volumes

      London: John Murray.. First Edition. 8vo Respined with buckram, new endpapers, printed paper labels. Numerous engraved maps and battle plans. Pp: 530 + xcvi appendix; 534; 640; 589; 622; 509. Binding is firm, occasional browning but contents mainly bright.

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      D'après l'allemand par Monsieur L'Abbé Libert. Avec trente deux gravures dessineés d'après nature par Schütz, gravées au burin par Günther, et une Carte géographique. Francfort sur le Mein: Fredr. Wilmans, 1807 et se trouve a Paris: Levrault, Schoell et comp. French edition. 69; 92; 86 pp + plates. Conpemporary half leather with gilt decorated spine. Outside corners a little worn. 3 parts in 1 volume. Illustrated with 32 engraved plates and one folded engraved map at the end. The engravings with text in German and French. With two old name inscriptions dated 1811 and 1819 on free endpaper, and with name stamp on head of title page. A very nice and clean copy with all engravings and text without any damages

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        The Country Gentleman's Architect; containing a variety of designs for farm houses and farm yards of different magnitudes, arranged on the most approved principles for arable, grazing, feeding, and dairy farms; with plans and sections shewing at large the construction of cottages, barns, stables, feeding-houses, dairies, brew-houses, maltings, &c. With plans for stables and dog-kennels; to which are added, designs for labourers' cottages and small villas. The whole adapted to the use of country gentlemen about to build or to alter.

      4°, 26 S (Text), 22 Kupferstich-Taf., Kart., Rücken im Stil der Zeit fachmänisch erneuert, Papier min. gebräunt, schönes Exemplar. Erste Auflage. John Lugar (1772/3-1855), architect, was the son of a Colchester carpenter. He established himself in London ca. 1799, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from that date on; in due course he developed a very widespread practice as a country-house architect, which extended to Scotland and Wales as well as throughout much of England. His first book of designs, which helped bring his name to public attention, was his 1805 Architectural sketches for cottages, rural dwelling, and villas. Lugar was a practitioner of the Picturesque after the manner of John Nash and Humphry Repton, working in a wide variety of architectural styles including the 'Grecian', the Tudor Gothic, and that of the cottage ornée as well as the castellated. He also served as county surveyor for Essex from 1812 to 1816, and became a freeman of Colchester in 1812. (Thanks for information to Mr. John Dury, Essex).

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        Goldau und seine Gegend, wie sie war und was sie geworden, in Zeichnungen und Beschreibungen zur Unterstützung der übriggebliebenen Leidenden in den Druck gegeben.

      8°, gestoch Fronti., XII, 390 S., 1 gestochene, kolorierte Falt-Tafel., HLdr. d. Zeit, Deckel berieben, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Exlibris u. Stemp. a. Vors., Stemp. Karte mit kleinem Einriss. Gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Barth 29632. - Gest. Front. 'Das ehemalige Goldau': Blick von gedeckter Holzbrücke auf die alte Kirche von Goldau mit Dorfbrunnen und umliegenden Häusern; gest. Plankarte 'Die Gegend von Goldau, Röthen, Busingen und Lowertz [Lowerz, Lauerz], im Canton Schwytz. In ihrem Zustande vor dem Schrecken vollen Felsensturz am 2. Sept. 1806, aus genauer Erinnerung, genugsamen Erkundigungen und nach der Natur gezeichnet von Hrn. Alt Pfarrer Zay in Arth, gestochen von J. H. M... Zum Besten der Uebriggebliebenen unglücklichen Einwohner derselben.' - Mit einem 'Namentlichen Verzeichnis aller durch diesen Felsensturz vermissten und gestorbenen Menschen; wie auch derjenigen, die demselben und dem Tode entgangen sind; mit Beisetzung [i.e. Angabe] ihres Standes und Alters', nach Bezirk und Haus/Hof (pp. 352-387). - In der Folge dieser ersten Darstellung erschienen ab 1808 verschiedene Bearbeitungen in deutscher und französischer Sprache (vgl. Barth und SNB), und 1856 wurde von Zays Titel eine 2. Auflage veranstaltet (Barth 29641). - "Der Bergsturz vom 2.9.1806 zerstörte Goldau und seine Umgebung ganz (102 Wohnhäuser und 220 Ställe verschüttet) und forderte 457 Tote. Erste Neubauten 1810, wobei das Pfrundhaus als Mehrzweckgebäude diente (Kapelle, Schulzimmer, Kaplanei-Wohnung). - Karl Zay (Arth 1754-1816), kath., von Arth. Ausbildung am Jesuitenkolleg in Luzern, 1779-1781 Medizinstudium an der Universität Strassburg, von dort aus Vorlesungsbesuche an der Universität Basel, Doktorat. 1779, 1785 und 1786 Gesandter des Standes Schwyz an Vogteisitzungen im Tessin und im Gaster, 1786 Schwyzer Ratsherr, 1798 Mitglied der Kriegskommission, 1798-99 Kantonsrichter im Kt. Waldstätten, 1801-1808 Tagsatzungsgesandter. 1802 Sekretär des ersten Landammanns der Schweiz (Alois Reding) in Bern. Höhepunkt seiner politischen Karriere war die Teilnahme an den Verhandlungen der Consulta in Paris. 1803-1808 Säckelmeister des Kt. Schwyz, gleichzeitig Präsident der Schwyzer Verfassungskommission, 1809-1811 Landesstatthalter. Bekannt ist Zay v.a. wegen seines schriftstellerischen Werks, insbesondere wegen der im Volksmund als 'Schuttbuch' (1807) bekannten Beschreibung des Goldauer Bergsturzes von 1806. Zay war mit zahlreichen Persönlichkeiten der damaligen Eidgenossenschaft befreundet, mit denen er in regem Briefkontakt stand. Zay zeigte sich offen für aufklärerische Postulate in seinem Kanton (Volksbildung, medizinische Versorgung), trat aber keiner Gesellschaft bei." (J. Auf der Maur, in: HLS).

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        The Code of Health and Longevity; or, A Concise View, of the Principles calculated for the Preservation of health, and the Attainment of Long Life. Being an Attempt to Prove the Practicability of Condensing, Within a Narrow Compass, The Most Material Hitherto Accumulated, Regarding the Most Useful Arts and Sciences, or any Particular Branch Thereof. [Four Volumes].

      Printed for Arch. Constable & Co 1807. Second Editon. 4 volumes, 8vo., rebound in quarter blue calf with green marbled paper-covered boards, new endpapers, Vol I: frontis + 609pp + 14pp; Vol II: frontis + [xvii] + 283pp, + foldout table at 186pp;.Vol II: [xi] + 485pp; Vol IV: [vii] + 564pp., + 24pp index. Three frontispiece plates. Slight damage to Vol I foot of 5pp - 8pp, some foxing otherwise a VG set. (SHELF 7) (Note: Heavy Set [3kg+] postage at cost). To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct

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        Caledonia; or an account, historical and topographic of North Britain; from the most ancient times: with a dictionary of places, chorographical and philological, in four volumes.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell..., 1807-1824.. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols., 4to, fldg. table,, 5 engr. plates, later 19th C. half tan calf, gilt, marbled sides, spines ornately gilt in compartments, black leather labels, lacking the 'British Roman map of Caledonia' but with 6 historical maps bound in from ' Lothian's Historical atlas of Scotland, 1829,' some occasional foxing of contents, overall a very handsome set. [All published].

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        West India Common Place book:

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. xxi + 256pp incl. tables + 2 folding maps and 2 folding tables. 1st ed., clean in half calf. Foolscap quarto (10 x 12in). Overall very fine. Both maps re-inforced along folds and with small library h/s's. No other library handstamps anywhere. Contains statistics on slaves imported into the Colonies, the distress of the planters and the problem of Caribbean defense. Sabin 106128.

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        L'Art de Composer des Pierres Factices Aussi Dures Que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la maniere de batir des Anciens, sur la preparation, l'emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs Mortiers

      L'Auteur ; Delahaye-Haener Fil ; Magimel 1807. [iv] 298 pp. 32 engraved plates (including 28 double-page and 4 folding); author's printed certified prelim, signed by the author. In the original paper covered boards, rubbed at the edges. 104a

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        [Plums] Red Magnum Bonum, Blue Perdrigon Plum, Le Royal Plum, Whaite Magnum Bonum [Pl. XVII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1807. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition.16 x 12 1/8 inches. 22 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches. 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 work 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 works 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 RaphaelOak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        Raisonneret catalog over consul West's samling af malerier med indledning samt liste over haandtegninger, figurer, kobberstik og trykte værker samlingen tilhörende.

      Köpenhamn, A. Seidelin, 1807. 8:o. LXXV,(1),384 s. Vackert samtida marmorerat skinnbd med röd titeletikett, rikt guldornerad rygg och smala pärmbordurer. Med F. C. Rabens namn stämplat i guld nederst på ryggen. Gamla bibl.stplr från "grevskapet Christiansholm".. Bibliotheca danica I:1109. West gav ut en beskrivning över den danska kolonin St. Croix i Västindien och flera diktsamlingar

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The American Ship-Master’s Daily Assistant; or Compendium of Marine Law

      Portland., 1807.. b/w frontis. First Edition of the first work of its kind produced in American. Legal and mercantile guide for shipmasters, with information pertaining to freight, seamen, customs, coasting and fishing trades, quarantine and health laws, commercial forms, insurance, bills of exchange, monies, consuls and supercargoes, a glossary of sea terms, and even chapters on ships in distress and life saving. With 200 pages of navigational tables and some instructions for use. The final 4 pages are a catalog of works offered by Johnson and his co-publisher, Thomas & Whipple in Newburyport. Scarce, not in Karpinski or Sabin. A very nice copy of a scarce book in original full calf binding. Backstrip laid down and label replaced. Ownership inscription of Moses Emery, 1810.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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: Hafod Press, 1807. First English language edition. leather_bound. Contemporary panelled calf, flat spine, center panel decorations in gilt and dark brown. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 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.

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        Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, avec des applications aux arts...

      2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xii, 564; 2 leaves, pp. 443, (1), 16 folding plates on 15 sheets (plates IX and X are on one sheet). Half-titles. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco labels. Tiny piece chipped from head of spine of volume 2, but a fine set.

      [Bookseller: Nigel Phillips]
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        [Cherries] Early May - Adam's Crown - Red-Heart Cherry [Pl. VIII]

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1807. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition, with one expertly repaired marginal tear. 15 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. 20 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. 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.

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        Travels Through the Canadas...... (NO Plates or Map)

      London: Richard Phillips, 1807 Containing a description of the picturesque scenery on some of the rivers and lakes; with an account of the productions, commerce....... To which is subjoined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian Nations of North and South America. Illustrated with a map and numerous engravings... In tan half leather with marbled boards, corners and edges bumped and worn slightly. Spine has lots of gilt tooling, raised bands, faded just a little, edges bumped very slightly, title in gilt. Internally, very light foxing to first and last few pages, lacks frontis, contemporary ink name to head of title page, (xii), 602 pp, [2] directions for plates and 1 page advert. Lacks map and plates and it does not appear as though they were ever bound into this copy although they are called for, printed by T Gillet, Wild Court. The book is divided into 2 parts, the first part begins with the Azores, Newfoundland, Saint Lawrence etc whilst the second part contains a minute description of the peculiarities of various nations of American aborigines, vocabulary of the Algonquin tongue etc. An nice copy, clean and tight! See Sabin 235. Allibone 832.Heriot wrote and sketched extensively during his time in the Caribbean, and when he returned to London in 1781 he published A Descriptive Poem, written in the West Indies. On his return, he enrolled at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Here, he was taught landscape drawing, then considered an essential part of a military education, by Paul Sandby See Wiki for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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