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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle upon Tyne - Edward Walker, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early nineteenth-century copy of Bewick's popular natural history, illustrated with woodcuts. Fifth Edition. Featuring woodcuts of animals throughout. Thomas Bewick (12 August 1753 8 November 1828) was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick's national reputation was fully established by his General History of Quadrupeds, published in 1790, and his History of British Birds - land birds in 1797, and water birds in 1804. The inspiration sprang from his great dissatisfaction with the crudely illustrated books of his youth. Although the compilation of the descriptive text for the Quadrupeds began as early as 1781, when Bewick applied to Squire Fenwick of Bywell for the history of his celebrated racehorse Match'em, much of the work relating to the text fell to Beilby. The engravings were likewise the work of evenings when Bewick's workshop day was over. Naturally his most successful subjects were those with which he was best acquainted and which he could draw from the life; some of the more exotic he was able to see in the travelling wild beast shows of men such as Gilbert Pidcock and Stephen Polito, who in turn commissioned him to engrave large cuts for their posters and handbills. DNB. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound with some background spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick and S. Hodgson,, 1807. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. The Fifth Edition. Octavo. Contemporary diced full calf, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct, gilt rolls and blind tooling, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. Vignette title page, engraved illustrations in the text by Thomas Bewick throughout. Armorial bookplate. Extremities a little rubbed, covers with a few minor scratches, occasional faint spotting; very good condition. A handsome fifth edition copy, in a contemporary binding, of the General History of Quadrupeds (first published in 1790), copiously and characterfully illustrated with studies of the animals by Thomas Bewick. Includes an Addendum (which first appeared in the fourth edition in 1805) describing, with thanks to James Hunter, Esq., Governor of New South Wales, two unrecorded animals, one the "Wombach" and the other "An Amphibious Animal" described with charming wonderment, thus: "The other seems to be an animals sui generis; it appears to possess a threefold nature, that of a fish, a bird, and a quadruped, and is related to nothing we have hitherto seen..." Bewick's endearing engraving reveals it to be, of course, the platypus.

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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

      Portland: Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., 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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Geographisches Lotto-Spiel. Herausgeber Johann Gottfried Herzog

      Leipzig, Herzog 1807. 19 x 12 cm. 42 Seiten mit 2 ausfaltbaren kolorierten Kupferstichkarten von B. Schnorr nach Johann Gottfried Herzog sowie 24 Spiel-Tafeln auf stärkerem Papier. In marmoriertem Pappschuber der Zeit mit gestochenem Titelschild. - DBA 238, 404 - Engelmann, Geogr. 27 (vgl.) - Diehm (1773 - 1829) war Conrektor in Glogau, 1812 Pastor in Sämitz b. Haynau / Niederschlesien. Der Autor trat später mit geographischen Lehrbüchern hervor. Dieses geographische Lottospiel soll neben der Unterhaltung auch "einen hohen Grad von Anmuth und Nützlichkeit" bieten und sich damit von den sonst üblichen Zahlenlotto Spielen im häuslichen Kreis abheben. Jede der 24 Spielkarten enthält 15 numerierte Felder = 360 Nummern mit Städtenamen: 1: Österreichischer und Bayerischer Kreis; 2: Schwäbischer und Fränkischer Kreis; 3: Oberrheinischer und Westfälischer Kreis; 4: Niedersächsischer Kreis; 5-6: Obersächsischer Kreis; 7: Böhmen, Mähren, Lausitz; 8: Schlesien; 9: Schweiz, Niederlande; 10-11: Italien; 12-13: Frankreich; 14: Portugal und Spanien; 15: Großbritannien und Irland; 16: Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden; 17: Rußland; 18: Ostpreußen, Galizien, Ungarn; 19: Türkei; 20: West-Asaien; 21: Ostindien; 22: Ost- und Nordasien; 23: Afrika; 24: Amerika. Die Anzahl der Spielkarten richtet sich nach der Anzahl der Mitspieler; die Marken der Spielkasse gehörten offenbar nicht zum Lieferumfang, da dafür in dem vorhandenen Original-Schuber kein Platz gewesen wäre. -

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

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

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata

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

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        Tytler (Alexander Fraser) Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames...: Containing Sketches of the Progress of Literature and General Improvement in Scotland during the Greater Part of the Eighteenth Century.

      Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1807-09 . first edition, 2 Vols., 4to., engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 plates of handwriting specimens in vol.ii, with half-titles and terminal errata and binder's leaves, some browning to supplement and appendix as usual; contemp. calf, gilt, dark blue and olive green morocco labels, excellent presentation copy to John Ramsay of Ochtertyre, inscribed on the volume i title verso To John Ramsay Esqr. of Ochtertyre/ as a Testimony of sincere friendship/ and Esteem/ from The Author. The title verso of the Supplement (1809), bound at the end of volume i, is also inscribed, and at the front of the volume, there is a leaf containing a manuscript verse eulogy in Latin (eight lines) addressed to Ramsay, signed AFT. The book was clearly bound for presentation, and it is, to all intents and purposes, the dedication copy. Ramsay might have written Kames's biography himself: Kames was his closest friend and neighbour, and features prominently in his memoirs of his contemporaries, Scotland and Scotsmen in the Eighteenth Century, published posthumously (1888). He did, however, contribute greatly to Tytler's work, and is identified in the preface as the "very learned and ingenious friend, - an old and intimate acquaintance of Lord Kames; for [having provided] a variety of curious matter, illustrative of his Lordship's character, the characters of his cotemporaries [sic], and the manners of his age, which that gentleman had studied with the most discriminating sagacity." Ramsay is warmly acknowledged elsewhere in the work, for example at pages 42 and 58 of volume i. Tytler was another close friend of the subject's, and his biography includes several letters from Hume, Franklin, Thomas Reid, Alexander Gerard, Josiah Tucker, and others; it is also a major source for the life of Monboddo. The important Supplement arose due to the availability of the memoirs of Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk, and some manuscript collections of James Boswell, who at one time was preparing materials for a life of Kames. Alexander Fraser Tytler, one of Edinburgh's illuminati, wrote on a variety of miscellaneous subjects, including a supplementary volume to Lord Kames's Dictionary of Decisions. In 1780 he was appointed joint professor of universal history at the university and in 1786 sole professor. Lord Cockburn notes that it as professor of history that he was chiefly distinguished, but posterity remembers him best for his writings, and for his association with such notable contemporaries as Kames, Monboddo, Dugald Stewart, Dr. John Gregory, Henry Mackenzie, Robert Burns (whose Poems of 1793 or 1794 he is said to have seen through the press) and many others.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames,

      Edinburgh - William Creech, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Tytler's biography of Lord Kames, limited to 750 copies and bound with the rare supplements from 1809 to both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Rare with the supplements, in need of rebacking but likely a 700 set when done. Containing sketches of the progress of literature and general improvement in Scotland during the greater part of the Eighteenth Century. Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (15 October 1747 - 5 January 1813) was a Scottish lawyer, writer, and professor. Tytler was also a historian, and for some years was Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the University of Edinburgh. Lord Kames become something of a mentor to Tytler, encouraging his work and suggesting he write a supplementary volume to Kames' Dictionary of Decisions. He worked unceasingly on this for five years, the eventual work being published in 1778. Tytler's memoirs of Kames were the result of four years' work and were published in 1807, 25 years after the death of its subject. They provide a fascinating insight into Scotland at that time, and contain many unique descriptions of characters of importance who may have otherwise been forgotten. With attractive bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes, of St Augustine's Abbey Library, Ramsgate. Engraved frontispiece to volume I of a portrait of Kames. With two facsimile plates of the handwriting of Lord Kames to volume II. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Both boards of volume I are detached. Boards of volume II are starting. Backstrips of both spines are lifting with loss to leather. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional label to both front pastedowns. Spotting and the odd handling mark to first and last few pages of both volumes, otherwise bright and clean. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior.

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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

      London. W. Clarke, J. Carpenter and H.D. Symonds. 1807. Elegantly bound in full gilt ruled speckled calfskin. Elaborate gilt tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. 12mo. (4" x 6.5"). Illustrated with approximately 500 full page plate engravings. A stunning collection of plates and text depicting the pastoral and architectural wonders of Britain. Various mild rubbing to covers. Corners gently bumped. Several head and tail pieces very lightly chipped. An extremely crisp and bright, Very Good set.Featured Sets.

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        History of the Viceroyalty of Buenos Ayres; Containing the Most Accurate Details Relative to the Topography, History, Commerce, Population, Government, &c., &c., Of That Valuable Colony

      London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, 1807. Half dark green calf and dark grey pebbled cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, pp. [iv], 576; 7 plates: 2 folding maps, 1 plan, 2 black & white plates, 2 hand-coloured plates. A touch of offsetting around the plates and occasionally within the text, top outer corner (5 cm x 1 cm) of title-page snipped away (probably the removal of a name), a number written in blue pencil to title-page, otherwise a very good plus copy. "Wilcocke, son of an English minister, eventually emigrated to Canada, where he spent most of the rest of his life. He was a controversial figure. He had to flee Canada for the United States, from which he was forcibly abducted by agents of the Northwest Company, who returned him to Canada, where he was imprisoned. U.S. indignation over his kidnapping eventually resulted in his release. One of his most notable achievements was the founding of the newspaper entitled The Scribbler, which he initiated while still in prison in Montreal. Unfortunately, the increasingly vitriolic tone of the paper landed him in hot water again, and once more he fled to the United States. He was also a translator from Dutch and German, a polemicist, a poet, and a dramatist. Ironically, the year he died, he published a play entitled The Triumph of Intrigue." See Frances G. Halpenny, Dictionary of Canadian Biography (University of Toronto Press, 1966). This work is considered an early classic text on the area, its politics, society, government, and populace.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 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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        A Description of Ceylon

      London,: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807.. Two volumes, quarto, with two maps and a total of 23 plates, 15 of them aquatints, some folding; some browning and occasional scattered foxing, a few leaves in the first volume expertly cleaned; a good set in a handsome binding of renewed half calf over old marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments; slipcase. The classic early account of colonial Sri Lanka, a detailed study of the island in the years after the British had taken possession from the Dutch. James Cordiner, the chaplain of the fort at Colombo, made an extensive tour of the island, including the native-held central Candian Territories and the East-India Company island of Ramesseram, in 1800. He not only provides first-hand information of many of the settlements on the island, but also descriptions of elephant hunts, methods of cultivating cinnamon, collecting sea salt and pearl diving. The fine plates of native dress, temples, and topographical studies are after drawings by Cordiner himself.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 409; Goonetileke, Bibliography of Ceylon , 13.

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        Harlequin and Mother Goose: Or The Golden Egg

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1807. 1ff. Framed engraved writing sheet with a mirror over the blank area in the center usually reserved for examples of penmanship. The mirror is near-contemporary to the writing sheet, and together they create an attractive piece that perhaps could have served as decoration in a child's room. The ten hand-colored illustrations bordering the mirror depict the pantomime of Harlequin and Mother Goose or, the Golden Egg, featuring the characters of the Harlequinade. This popular and very successful comic pantomime by Thomas John Dibdin debuted in London in December, 1806, with famed comic actor Joseph Grimaldi in the role of the clown. The writing sheet is entirely intact and unmarked: the silvering of the mirror was painted onto the inside of the frame glass and is not adhered to the paper. The date printed at the bottom of the sheet is March 25, 1807, and the print is numbered 88 in the lower left corner. These ornamented writing sheets also known as writing blanks, "school pieces," or "Christmas pieces," were used to encourage good penmanship in children. The blank space was filled in with a sampler of a child's best penmanship, and the completed page was often given as a gift from children to their parents. Laurie & Whittle were best known as London publishers of maps and atlases, but the firm also published prints and some juvenile items. Slight toning to the paper, else fine. This writing sheet is a remarkable survival and an unusual, creative presentation of a piece of juvenile ephemera. In a black and gold frame, which shows some rubbing to the corners. Writing sheet measures 16 by 14 inches, in a 20 by 18-inch frame.

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        Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History, Containing a Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, Of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c, &c, From the French. With Notes by the Translator [10 volumes]

      Paternoster-Row, London : H D Symonds, 1807 A complete set of the Barr edition of Buffon's Natural History, in 10 volumes with 87 plates, 81 of which are hand coloured. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, begun in 1749, was read extensively and had a huge influence on later thinking. This edition, translated by James Smith Barr, is now rare - although at the time it went through a number of printings. It is illustrated with a number of fine engravings, produced for Barr, and it is now rare to find these hand coloured rather than plain. Each plate has 2 engravings, each showing an animal in its 'natural' surroundings (including domestic dog breeds). In full leather binding with fairly recent spines with title labels and gilt compartments, and contemporary boards in tree calf. The bindings are in good condition, with some wear to board edges and sometimes a little scuffing to the boards. The original endpapers have been retained and repaired. Small ink signature of John ?Verinder to preliminary page in each volume. The contents are in good condition with slight offsetting/browning around the plates. Some of these are tissue-guarded but these are small guards and not fixed; some of them are crumpled and grubby. There is occasional browning to text pages and some page corners have been turned over just at the edge. Vol I, 1797, 333 pages, frontispiece portrait of Buffon. Vol II, 1797, small brown mark affecting pages 43-47, 348 pp. Vol III, 1807, 4 tinted plates as called for, occasional browning where bus tickets used as page markers, 348 pp. Vol IV, 1807, 1 tinted plate as called for, 352 pp. Vol V, 1807, 16 hand coloured plates (although listing calls for 13), 347 pp. Vol VI, 1807, 19 hand coloured plates as called for, 346 pp. Vol VII, 1807, 13 hand coloured plates as called for, title page repaired, 338 pp. Vol VIII, 1807, 18 hand coloured plates as called for, 343 pp. Vol IX, 1807, 15 hand coloured plates as called for, repair to title page, reverse of contents page and final leaf. Vol X, 1807, browning to edges of pages 359-366, 366 pages. A good set.

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        A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants Etc

      London: George Kearsley, 1807. Two volumes complete. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title in gilt to second panel, volume to fifth, remaining panels with repeated gilt decoration, covers with decorative border of fillets and roll, with flower and fruit swags and vases, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving original spines, slightly scuffed to extremities, with a couple of small marks to covers. Inner hinges strengthened, text lightly browned, with some light off-setting, botanical plates generally quite bright and clean, architectural plates browned to edges. With sixty-one hand-coloured engraved botanical plates engraved by F. Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (with a duplicate plate twenty-eight) and thirteen uncoloured architectural plates. The Foyle copy, with the leather Beeleigh Abbey bookplate to front pastedown. Nissen BBI 479. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Edwards, Sydenham. 4to.

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      London: George Kearsley, 1807, 1st edition.. Light scattered foxing that is a little stronger on the last few pages of the index, some occasional slight offsetting from plates, a few neat marginal pencil annotations in an old hand, a tight, very good copy in an attractive binding.. Pp. 600 approx (unpaginated), 74 engraved plates, including 50 with partial or complete hand-coloring, 11 uncolored plates, 13 engraved plates of garden plans, implements, etc. Later half calf with red morocco title labels, over the original marbled boards, 4to. Alexander McDonald was the pseudonym used by R.W. Dickson, the actual author of the work. The fine illustrations are after drawings by Sydenham Edwards who later became the main artist for the 'Botanical Magazine'. See Nissen BBI, 479; Great Flower Books (1990), p. 115.

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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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        An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it might occasion ... fourth edition

      London: printed for J. Johnson by T. Bensley, 1807. 2 volumes, 8vo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). Half-titles. Original brown paper-covered boards, paper labels to backstrips, uncut (small tears, chips, corners rubbed, labels rubbed). [With]: Additions to the Fourth and Former Editions of an Essay on the Principle of Population, &c. &c. London: W. Clowes for John Murray, 1817. 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). Half-title. Original brown paper- covered boards (almost uniform with the first title), paper labels to backstrips, uncut (small tears, chips, corners rubbed, labels rubbed) Provenance: A. Leonard Fuller (armorial bookplate) Malthus' masterpiece, a very important work in the field of economics and a source of Darwin's "idea of 'the struggle for existence'" (PMM). Fine untouched copies of the fourth edition of the first title, and first edition of the second title. First published anonymously in a single volume in 1798, Malthus used this work to argue that, as the population of a community increases geometrically while food supplies increase only arithmetically, "population is necessarily limited by the 'checks' of vice and misery" (DNB) and that it is the poorest sections of the community which suffer most. The controversy that his work provoked persuaded him to issue a series of revisions to and expansions of his original theory. A 'new' (or 2nd)edition appeared in 1803; a 2-volume 3rd edition in 1806; the present 4th edition in 1807; the Additions appeared in 1817 and were incorporated into a 3-volume fifth edition which appeared in the same year; the sixth edition (the last to be published during his lifetime) appeared in 1826. "The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. The simplicity of the central idea of the Essay also caught the imagination of thinkers in other fields. [William] Paley was a convert to the Malthusian view, and both [Charles] Darwin and [Alfred Russel] Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of 'the struggle for existence'... certainly reading the Essay was for both of them an important event in the development of their theory of natural selection, and they were glad to quote such a well- known and weighty source for their ideas" (PMM). `Kress B.5219 & V.6973; cf. Lowndes II, p.1459; cf. PMM 251

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        Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de

      1807. Severo, Veranio. Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de la Gran Bretana en Perjuicio de las Demas Naciones, Con Observaciones Utiles a los que Estudian la Economia Politica. Dedicalas al Espanol Amante de su Patria, Y a los Jovenes que Aprenden a Servirla. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Alban, 1807. x, [2], 257 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary tree-sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Some toning to text, light dampstaining to upper corner of rear quarter of text block, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This enthusiastically anti-British work details the ways Britain has manipulated international trade laws in its favor, and against the interests of Spain. It sketches the history of British politics as it affected the country's foreign entanglements, and lists some of the tricks used by Britain to win over international opinion. Inspired by Adam Smith, Severo discusses a wide variety of trades and industries, including whaling, herring, fishing, the trade in coal and tobacco, and shipbuilding, describing the shipping routes used by British merchant vessels and British trade with India, the Americas (including South America) and the Baltic. Severo analyses the effect of British trade laws, and the enthusiasm with which the British sing (and mean) Rule Britannia. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at Harvard and Yale). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 311227.

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        The Plays

      London: John Stockdale, 1807. From the corrected text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with plates. 6 volumes, quarto (312 × 256 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, red morocco labels, spines gilt in compartments, gilt fillets to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. With 22 copperplates engraved by J. Heath after Stothard and Fuseli. Bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, some staining to a few leaves but overall pages nice and clean, all volumes crudely rebacked, 4cm loss to foot of one spine, spines rubbed and corners worn, some worming to back board of volume 4, a very good set. First Heath edition. James Heath (1757–1834) was the London-born son of a bookbinder. The family originated in Nottingham where James Heath's grandfather Joseph Heath was a bookseller and writing-master. James was apprenticed to the engraver Joseph Collyer the younger in 1771 and became established as one of the leading line engravers of his time. His first major success was in engraving plates for Bell's edition of The Poets of Great Britain. He was employed by the Robinson family of booksellers from 1779 to 1804. He became one of the most widely-employed engravers of the age, producing illustrations for many celebrated works including Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy; Vancouver's A voyage of discovery to the north Pacific Ocean, and round the world; Bruce's Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile; and the frontispiece portrait to Boswell's Life of Johnson. He engraved some plates for Boydell's Shakspeare Gallery, and in 1807 published this six-volume set of Shakespeare illustrated with engravings after works by Stothard and Henry Fuseli on his own account, a substantial demonstration of his huge popularity.

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        Orme's Collection of British Field Sports

      London: Edward Orme, 1807-1808 [pre-publication watermarks:1804-1806]. 1 volume, bound from the 10 original parts, oblong folio. (17 11/16 x 22 inches). Hand-coloured aquatint title by James Godby and Henri Merke after W.M. Craig, letterpress contents leaf with hand-coloured aquatint vignette by J. Swain after Howitt, 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates (titled in English and French) by Godby, Merke, Craig, Clark, Vivares after Howitt (plate 2 with letterpress overslip "RACING" pasted over caption "RACEING"; plate 9 with overslip "COURSING 1" pasted over "COURSEING 1"). (Some unobtrusive expert marginal repairs). Modern dark blue straight-grained morocco gilt, spine with decorative roll-tool border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, original upper wrappers to all 10 parts bound in. A fine copy of this "magnificent work, the most valuable English colour plate book on sport" (Tooley). The plates are from drawings by Samuel Howitt, "genius, artist, sportsman" who concentrated his considerable artistic talents on picturing scenes of horse-racing and hunting in all its aspects. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, Howitt was largely self-taught,"although he must have been helped by his companions George Morland, Thomas Rowlandson and John Raphael Smith. Howitt's watercolours of hunting, shooting and racing have delightful spontaneity. An enthusiastic sportsman himself, he had sufficient family money to paint at first only for his own and his friends pleasure. However, this fortune was quickly dissipated and Howitt moved to London... [He made a living], partly by etching at which he was extremely skilled ... He illustrated Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting, and other books, including Orme's Collection of British Field Sports... The light touch of his pen, the delicacy of his brushwork and his experience of field sports ensured all that he drew was animated and accurate" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.132-133). Schwerdt also waxes lyrical calling this work "the finest and most important sporting book of the last two centuries." Writing in 1928, he goes on to note that even then this work was "very rare" and records a copy with nine (of ten) original wrappers selling for £2,600 at auction in London. (To put this price into perspective, Scribner's offered a complete set of Audubon's Birds of America for sale for $12,000 [or about £2,400] in 1929). Although both Schwerdt and Tooley note the work to have been issued in 9 parts, Abbey calls for 10; the presence of 10 wrappers in the present example proves Abbey correct. Abbey Scenery 14; Mellon/Podeschi 86; Prideaux p.281 ("an important work"); Schwerdt II, p.53; Tooley 273

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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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