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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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        Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

      S. and J. Ridge Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First Edition, Later Printing. ]=-. Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later issue points.

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        Watercolor on paper: Young girl holding a book and basket, petting a dog

      n.p. 1807 n.p., 1807. 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches (image size); 23-1/2 x 20 inches (frame size). Signed "J. Cristall 1807" lower left. Matted, framed, and glazed. Fine

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

      Printed for Richard Phillips London: 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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        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

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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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        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.

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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.

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        Folkslagens Historia I-II.

      Utgifven af Carl Iser. På eget Förlag. Örebro, Nils Magnus Lindh, 1807. 8:o. Med kolorerade planscher. (4),268,(2 sista blank); 259,(1) s. + 34 kolorerade planscher. Samtida nötta halvskinnband i kalv. Texten delvis lagerfläckad. Första delen sidan 61-86 med fuktrand i yttre marginalen. Exlibris. Raderad namnteckning på främre pärms spegel i övre kant. Blyerts tillskrift på främre försättsblad. 22,5 x 13 cm

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        LECTURES ON THE ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY

      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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        Jared Ingersoll writes to his colleague regarding legal cases

      Autograph letter signed "J. Ingersoll", by the Constitution signer, one page, 8" x 10", January 23, 1807, to his colleague Mr. Rawle regarding several legal cases and opinions. In part "...I believe under the Acts for raising Country rates & Levies, a personal tax other than on single men has been collected. I return your opinion. In Carson's case we have never prepared for the statements of the judge. How shall we manage the business? . . ." Darkly penned with fold separations professionally repaired.

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        Sporting Anecdotes; Original and Select; Including Characteristic Sketches of Eminent Persons Who Have Appeared on the Turf: With an Interesting Selection of the Most Extraordinary Events Which Have Transpired in the Sporting World; ... by An Amateur Sportsman

      Albion Press Printed for J. Cundee [London]: Albion Press Printed, for J. Cundee, [1807]. Second edition (first was 1804), with a preface. A beautiful copy. Octavo.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

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

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces decrites ou figurées pour la première fois

      Paris: chez Desray, 1807-[1808]. 2 volumes, folio. (21 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches). Uncut. 131 etched plates after J.-G. Pretre by L. Bouquet, printed in colors by Langlois and finished by hand, extra-illustrated with a double-page engraved map of L'Amerique Septentrionale (as usual, plate number 42 from an Atlas Universel). Contemporary red morocco, covers with border of gilt fillets and a dog-tooth roll, spines in six compartments with double-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling and the space between each pair of bands with a narrow onlay of black morocco, lettered in gilt on labels in the second and third compartments, gilt turn- ins, marbled endpapers. A fine uncut wide-margined copy of the first edition of this classic of American ornithology. The work contains descriptions of many North American birds, some of which predate those of Alexander Wilson. Vieillot, along with Wilson, was a pioneer in a new kind of ornithology in which birds were no longer assessed as specimens and skins but studied as living organisms within their environment. "Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot was one of the more discerning ornithologists who gave particular study to female, immature and seasonal plumages" (Allen). The plates bear all the hallmarks of the great French natural history books of the first two decades of the 19th century. The plates are individual works of art, whilst also being scientifically-accurate pictorial documents of the highest order, and they are, invariably, carefully observed and beautifully printed. Allen 549-552; Anker 515; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.112; Nissen IVB 957; Ronsil 3030; Yale/Ripley p.300; Zimmer p.654.

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        [Gooseberries] Early Green Hairy, Child's Golden Lion, Alcock's Duke of York, Lomaxe's Victory, Mill's Champion, Warrington Red, Mill's Langley Green, Eden's Elibore, Hill's Sir Peter Teazle, Woodwards White-Smith, Tillotson's Seedling, Warwickshire Conqueror, Rawlinson's Duke of Bridgewater, Clyton's Britania, Hall's Porcupine, Arrowsmith's Rule of England, Fox's Jolly Smoker

      [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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        Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 84 et 85. Tome I-II.

      Quatrieme édition. Paris, Chez Courcier, 1807. (6) + X + 487 + (1) + (4) + 492 s. 3 foldede karter. 4 plansjer. Samt. helskinnbd. med grønne tittel-og tome felter. Ryggdekor i gull.. *Contemporary full calf. Green labels. Spine gilt. 3 folding maps. 4 plates

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        Le vite de' piu' eccellenti pittori scultori e architetti... illustrate con note. milano, tip. de' classici italiani, 1807-11.

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

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

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

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        The Flight of the Old Woman Who Was Tossed Up in a Blanket

      London: D Bogue 1807?-1856, 1844 20 * 11 cm oblong, paper card with red cloth spine, extends to 82 inches, front cover has title in black ink on label with broom above surrounded by a large cobweb to the upper half. The lower half has a board and telescope with 2 children and an old man, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. The rear cover is in cream with black ink advertising the book. Internally, fep is the ode and plate descriptions, 9 plates (of 10), 7.5*4 1/8", professionally refurbished, small repaired tear to 1 pl, Great story and colours. Uncommon to say the least.

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        Mémoires de Physique et de Chimie, de la Société d'Arcueil

      Three engraved plates (one folding) & three folding printed tables (one quite large). 2 p.l., iv, 382 pp.; 2 p.l., [5]-498 pp., 1 leaf; 4 p.l., [5]-618 (misnumbered 518) pp. Three vols. 8vo, a fine prize binding of green calf signed "Tripier Bradel," single gilt fillet round sides, sides with the arms in gilt of the "Académie de Paris. Prix du Concours Général," flat spines gilt in the Romantic style, darker green lettering pieces on spines, a.e.g. Paris: J.J. Bernard [Vol. I] & Ve. Perronneau [Vols. II & III], 1807-09-17. First edition and a very pretty complete set of this rare and important publication. "Founded in 1807 by Berthollet and Laplace, the Société d'Arcueil was named after the suburb of Paris where they lived. Other members of this small group were Arago, Bérard, Biot, Chaptal, De Candolle, Collet-Descotils, Dulong, Gay-Lussac, Humboldt, Malus, and Thénard. The society met biweekly and was visited by Berzelius, Davy, Wollaston, and other famous chemists. These memoirs contain many papers of great scientific importance, notably Gay- Lussac's Sur la combinaison des substances gazeuses (Vol. II, pp. 207-234), which enunciates the law named after him. One of Dulong's memoirs describes his discovery of nitrogen trichloride, an unstable liquid that exploded, costing him an eye and three fingers. An important memoir by Malus contains the discovery of the polarization of light by reflection."-Neville, I, p. 42. Pretty sets of this book are distinctly uncommon today. From the Haskell F. Norman library. ❧ D.S.B., II, 74. Duveen. pp. 25-26. En Français dans le Texte 215. Partington, III, p. 499 & IV, p. 79. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 182. .

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        "zoography; or the beauties of nature displayed in select descriptions from the animal, and vegetable, with the addiction from the mineral kingdom." london, cadell and davies, 1807.

      Tre volumi di cm. 27, pp. xxiv, 572; viii, 618; viii, 612. Con 60 belle tavole fuori testo all'acquatinta (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida leg. ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro. Piccolo stemma impresso al centro dei piatti. Tagli di testa dorati. Minime tracce d'usura alle legatura, ma bell'esemplare, a carte candide, in barbe e stampato su carta di ottima qualità. I primi due volumi sono interamente dedicati alla descrizione di ogni specie animale, il terzo riguarda le piante e i minerali. Veramente splendide le tavole. Edizione originale, cfr. Nissen 4460.

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        Zoography; or, The Beauties of Nature Displayed in select descriptions from Animal, and Vegetable, with additions from the Mineral Kingdom. Systematically arranged

      London: Cadell and Davies, 1807. First printing A Fine 3 Volume Set. Gilt embossed calf with lettering and ornamentation set in panels 1 and 4 of spine. Edges marbled. Marbled end papers. Octavo (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Former owner's signature on prelim. of Volume I. Vol. I. Pp. 572, 25 plates. Vol. II. 618, 20 plates. Vol. III. 612, 15 plates. An early nineteenth century zoology based on earlier text of Abbe Le Pluche's Spectacles of Nature and here strengthened by the inclusion of the 60 elegant aquatinted plates designed and engraved by Mr. William Daniell. Rendered with a true Romantic vision, Daniell sets his subjects in glorious backgrounds and landscapes, hereby establishing a precedent for natural rendering as then witnessed in the dramatic pathos of Audubon's compositions. Contents of the First Volume: Quadrupeds and Birds. Contents of Vol. II: Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Crustaceous Animals, Testaceous Animals, Zoophytes. Contents of Vol. III: Plants and Minerals. ( Wood, Casey. Intro to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology. 635. )

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        TERMINI BOTANICI iconibus illustrati, oder ; BOTANISCHE KUNSTSPRACHE durch Abbildungen erläutert, mit einer Vorrende von Willdenow..

      Oehmigke dem Jüngern, Berlin, 1807. First edition. In German. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Marbeled covers. Coloured edge. Including 2 beautiful handcoloured titlepages. 69 handcoloured plates. Plate number one, also printed with a nice colour chart. Etiquette from " Buch - und Musikalienhandlung von E. S. Mittler in Bromberg bei W. Senff." Owners stamp " E. Lilienthal Domäne Dirschauerfeld." Corpus partly foxed. Binding slightly worn.. Friedrich Gottlob Hayne, 1763 - 1832, pharmacist, botanist and teacher. From 1801, employed as assistent in the " Königlichen preussischen Chemischen Fabrique zu Schönebeck ", and 1814 " öffentlicher Lehrer der Botanik ". He also was Professor in Pharmaceutical Botanik in 1824. " Termini Botanici .." ( 1799 - 1817 ) was printed in parts, and this volume, with 182 pages and 69 handcoloured plates, includes probably all that was published. A very rare botanical work

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        [ORIGINAL PEN, INK AND WATERCOLOR DRAWING OF A DETONATOR AND MUZZLE FOR AN UNDERWATER CANNON]

      [New York. ca. 1807].. Pen and ink with watercolor on paper. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 28 inches. Expertly repaired tear visible only upon close inspection. Very good. Matted and in a gold leaf frame. Provenance: Solomon Alofsen (1808- 76, presented to); The New Jersey Historical Society (received in 1855, ink stamp on verso). This drawing was probably executed shortly after Fulton's return to America in 1806, and shows details of flintlock detonators for submarine bombs and underwater guns. Robert Fulton was something of a renaissance man: he studied painting under Benjamin West, launched the first successful paddle-steamer service in the world, designed and tested the first practical submarine, and significantly advanced the design of submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Fulton moved to England in 1786 to study painting. His practical experiments with submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats began with his move to France in 1797 and culminated in the testing of the first practical submarine ("The Nautilus") in 1800. In 1804 he moved back to England and continued his experiments with torpedoes in tandem with his overseeing the construction of a steam engine to power a boat that he had designed. In late 1806 he returned to the United States to supervise the construction of what was to become the North River Steamboat or Clermont. Whilst this was going on he also continued with his experiments with torpedoes and submarines: his "torpedo" bombs were tested in New York Harbor and he published a pamphlet, "Torpedo War and Submarine Explosions," in 1810. With government support, he continued his experiments and with the outbreak of the War of 1812, he concentrated on his "submarine gun," a precursor of modern torpedo techniques. This drawing is divided into two parts. The left side shows various sections and details of a flintlock mechanism designed to be watertight and used underwater. The right appears to show two alternative designs for a waterproof gun muzzle: one with a waterproof hatch lowered using a toothed cog, the second: a flap lowered using a lever system. The drawing was de- accessioned by the New Jersey Historical Society. It originally formed part of a large collection of Fulton's drawings given to the Society in 1855 by the Dutch-born engineer, ethnologist and historian Solomon Alofsen (1808-76). He came to the United States as secretary of the Dutch legation, and settled in Jersey City. He subsequently married and worked in the railroad business (he was for a time secretary of the Illinois Central railroad). His leisure was taken up with the study of history and ethnology, and he was prominent in a number of the learned societies of New York and vicinity. After forty years' residence in the United States he returned to Holland, where he died in 1876. Cadwallader D. Colden, THE LIFE OF ROBERT FULTON (New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1817). H.W. Dickinson, ROBERT FULTON, ENGINEER AND ARTIST: HIS LIFE AND WORKS (London, 1913). John Morgan, ROBERT FULTON (New York, 1977). Cynthia Owen Philip, ROBERT FULTON, A BIOGRAPHY (New York, 1985). J. Franklin Reigart, LIFE OF FULTON (Philadelphia, 1856). Kirkpatrick Sale, THE FIRE OF HIS GENIUS: ROBERT FULTON AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (New York, 2001).

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        Oriental Field Sports being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the wild sports of the East and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger... and other undomesticated animals

      London: Edward Orme, 1807 [plates and text watermarked 1804]. Oblong folio. (18 3/8 x 23 inches). Pictorial title rendered in stencil, printed title leaf, dedication leaf, preface on pp. i-ii, 150 pp., plus plate list. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Howitt. Early half maroon straight-grained morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, decorative roll tools in gilt on each band, lettered direct in the second and fourth compartments. First edition of the finest book ever published on Indian sport and one of the great colour-plate books of the period. Williamson served in a British regiment in Bengal and was an avid sportsman while there. After being recalled to England, "Williamson's knowledge of wild life and Oriental sports had come to the notice of the Orme family" (Rohatgi & Parlett). The Orme's contracted with celebrated painter Samuel Howitt to prepare finished watercolours based on Williamson's original sketches during his time in India, and published the work, originally in 20 parts, between 1805 and 1807. The result was "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). The work, however, is not merely a sporting book. As Williamson writes in the Preface, the work "is offered to the public as depicting the Manners, Customs, Scenery, and Costume of a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire, and of such importance to its welfare, as to annex a certain degree of consequence to every publications, that either exhibits, or professes to impart, a knowledge of whatever may hitherto have been concealed, or that remains unfolded to our view." The plates, engraved by H. Merke or J. and Vivares Hamble, display the best of early 19th century colour aquatint. Howitt and Williamson's images are vivid depictions of both the chase and the Indian scenery. Of particular note are the four plates treating elephants, described by Williamson as possessing "the energy of the horse, the sagacity of the dog, and a large portion of the monkey's cunning." The eleven plates devoted to the tiger are each riveting. The work was published to great acclaim. An 1807 issue of The Monthly Review declared: "Much entertainment for the eye, and much information for the mind will be found in this very splendid volume." The Review continues by lamenting the high cost of the work: "Twenty guineas may be a trifle in Nabob's pocket: but Nabobs are not numerous in England; and we should suppose that the sale of such a work as this cannot be very widely diffused." This no doubt contributed to the work's present-day rarity. This copy is an early issue, with pre-publication watermarks and Tooley's first state of plate XXXI (with the plate captioned "Hunting Jackalls"). The early issues of the work, generally subscriber's copies, are bound from the original parts and contain "the finest impressions of the plates" (Tooley). Subsequent editions, i.e. the second edition of 1808 and the quarto edition of 1819, are considered by Tooley as "inferior." Abbey Travel II, 427; Mellon, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship 88; Nissen ZBI 4416; Rohatgi & Parlett, pp. 252-254; Schwerdt II, 297; Tooley 508; India Observed 93.

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        Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the Natural History of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger - undomesticated animals - interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes

      London: Printed by William Bulmer for Edward Orme, 1807. First edition. Plates and text watermarked 1804. Oblong folio, 18-3/8 x 23 inches. Pictorial title rendered in stencil, "Wild Sports of the East," and 40 colored aquatint plates (nos. 33 and 36 are stipple engravings with aquatint and no. 20 is soft-ground with aquatint) by H. Merke after Samuel Howitt's Drawings. Printed title leaf, dedication leaf, preface on pp. i- ii, 150 pp., plus plate list. Early half maroon straight-grained morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, decorative roll tools in gilt on each band, lettered direct in the second and fourth compartments. Abbey Travel 427; Archer 7; Nissen ZBI, 4416; Schwerdt, vol. II, p. 297; Tooley (1954), 508; Rohatgi & Parlett, pp. 252-254; Podeschi 88; India Observed 93 . First edition of the finest book ever published on Indian sport and one of the great colour-plate books of the period. € Williamson served in a British regiment in Bengal and was an avid sportsman while there.€ After being recalled to England, "Williamson's knowledge of wild life and Oriental sports had come to the notice of the Orme family" (Rohatgi & Parlett). The Orme's contracted with celebrated painter Samuel Howitt to prepare finished watercolours based on Williamson's original sketches during his time in India, and published the work, originally in 20 parts, between 1805 and 1807.€ The result was "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). € The work, however, is not merely a sporting book.€ As Williamson writes in the Preface, the work "is offered to the public as depicting the Manners, Customs, Scenery, and Costume of a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire, and of such importance to its welfare, as to annex a certain degree of consequence to every publication, that either exhibits, or professes to impart, a knowledge of whatever may hitherto have been concealed, or that remains unfolded to our view." € The plates, engraved by H. Merke or J. and Vivares Hamble, display the best of early 19th century colour aquatint.€ Howitt and Williamson's images are vivid depictions of both the chase and the Indian scenery.€ Of particular note are the four plates treating elephants, described by Williamson as possessing "the energy of the horse, the sagacity of the dog, and a large portion of the monkey's cunning."€ The eleven plates devoted to the tiger are each riveting.€ € The work was published to great acclaim.€ An 1807 issue of The Monthly Review declared: "Much entertainment for the eye, and much information for the mind will be found in this very splendid volume."€ The Review continues by lamenting the high cost of the work: "Twenty guineas may be a trifle in Nabob's pocket: but Nabobs are not numerous in England; and we should suppose that the sale of such a work as this cannot be very widely diffused."€ This no doubt contributed to the work's present-day rarity. € This copy is an early issue, with pre-publication watermarks and Tooley's first state of plate XXXI (with the plate captioned "Hunting Jackalls").€ The early issues of the work, generally subscriber's copies, are bound from the original parts and contain "the finest impressions of the plates" (Tooley).€ Subsequent editions, i.e. the second edition of 1808 and the quarto edition of 1819, are considered by Tooley as "inferior"

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        The American Aloe

      London: May 1st., 1807. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint and line engraving by Medland. 21 1/8 x 16 11/16 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. The present plate was issued as a substitute for an earlier plate titled The Aloe by Thornton "..as the plant shown is not an aloe but an agave [Agave Americana L.]. Aloes are natives of the Old World, their native home being Africa: agaves, though similar in appearance, are inhabitants of the New World. Neither is found wild in the other's territory. Thornton realized his mistake, or had it pointed out to him, [and the present plate was published]. Agaves are, however, familiar under another name as they are the well-known `Century Plants' which are supposed to live a hundred years before flowering, the whole plant dying when the flower-spike decays. In fact, they have been known to flower as early as seven years of age and seldom take longer than twenty-five years. When they flower in glasshouses in the colder countries they present a problem as the flower- spike may rise to thirty feet or more, making it necessary to take out a pane of the roof glass to let the inflorescence rise into the open air. Agave Americana.. is often used for making hedges in warmer climates and a variegated form is also much grown as a specimen plant in such countries." (Ronald King,The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p.70). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals...But quite early in his career he embarked on his...great work..What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged.. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, .. Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits...In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent...it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced...one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). First and only state of this plate from the Temple of Flora.

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        Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Original Copies. (Works of)

      St John's Square, London: E and J Wright, 1807 In brown half leather with marbled boards, tips have been replaced, blind tooling to edges, wear to edges and along joints. Spine has been relaid, keeping the ink and gilt tooling, title in gilt to recent leather label. Internally, reddish endpapers, has bookplate to fep, lacks all before A3 (BI intro, frontis, titlepage and the Epistle Dedicatorie - all suplied loose in facsimile), A3, 2p Ben Johnson dedication, 1 p Hugh Holland dedication, 1p Catalogue, 1p dedication, 1p Works and Names of the Principall Actors, 1-30 Comedies. 1-232 Histories. + 29p Troyus & Cressida. 1-399 (993) Tragedies, various errors in pagination, very clean, tight with wide borders, folio, 37.5*23cm, printed on Whatman paper which is stamped 1806, Whatman, & Shakespeare (the mill at Springfield, Maidstone, was being operated by William Balston who took over the copyright in 1806). This was the first facsimile edition of the first Shakespeare Folio, containing 36 plays. (Troylus and Cressida are not listed in the contents page but was inserted between the Histories and Tragedies. Two columns within a lined box per page. A lovely copy, clean and crisp. (COPAC lists at least 6 copies)

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

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

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

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

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces decrites ou figurées pour la première fois

      Paris: chez Desray, 1807-[1808]. 2 volumes, folio. (21 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches). Uncut. 131 etched plates after J.-G. Pretre by L. Bouquet, printed in colors by Langlois and finished by hand, extra-illustrated with a double-page engraved map of L'Amerique Septentrionale (as usual, plate number 42 from an Atlas Universel). Contemporary red morocco, covers with border of gilt fillets and a dog-tooth roll, spines in six compartments with double-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling and the space between each pair of bands with a narrow onlay of black morocco, lettered in gilt on labels in the second and third compartments, gilt turn- ins, marbled endpapers. A fine uncut wide-margined copy of the first edition of this classic of American ornithology. The work contains descriptions of many North American birds, some of which predate those of Alexander Wilson. Vieillot, along with Wilson, was a pioneer in a new kind of ornithology in which birds were no longer assessed as specimens and skins but studied as living organisms within their environment. "Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot was one of the more discerning ornithologists who gave particular study to female, immature and seasonal plumages" (Allen). The plates bear all the hallmarks of the great French natural history books of the first two decades of the 19th century. The plates are individual works of art, whilst also being scientifically-accurate pictorial documents of the highest order, and they are, invariably, carefully observed and beautifully printed. Allen 549-552; Anker 515; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.112; Nissen IVB 957; Ronsil 3030; Yale/Ripley p.300; Zimmer p.654.

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        LITTLE TRUTHS, for the instruction of children. Volumes I and II

      London, Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street,1807.. 2 volumes, complete set, bound in 1, early reprint 1807, 12mo, 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 3¾ inches, pages: 48; 48, LACKING 1 LEAF FROM VOLUME II, PAGES 19/20. Title page vignette to Volume I shows 2 children helping a ragged old man, charming title vignette in Volume II shows little boy seated on barrel reading to a fisherman mending his nets, 18 further illustrations in Volume I and 12 in Volume II, probably engraved by William Darton, each just under half page. These show: farming, animals, owls, birds, sheep shearing, a little boy playing with fire, a pelican feeding its young, Sir Walter Raleigh smoking and being doused with water by his servant, a rattlesnake after a hare, children inspecting ants, a shipwreck, labourers working in the fields etc. Topics covered include: farming and brewing, manufacture of paper and cloth, the risks of playing with fire, the dangers of tobacco particularly for the young, natives of South Sea Islands and skin colour, the evils of importing slaves in ships to the Caribbean, their treatment on the plantations and the recent abolition of the practice by the English, the wickedness of gypsies, their origin and tricks, snakes, ants, the sea, ships and shipwrecks, eagles. Nicely rebound in 1 volume, modern half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt dividing lines, gilt lettered spine, raised bands with gilt rules and gilt leaf motif between, marbled endpapers. Neat name dated 1814 at top of first title page, pale browning opposite some engravings, small piece missing from top corner of engraving on page 3, Volume II, just touching image, occasional light browning to margins. A very good copy, lacking 1 leaf as noted. Quite scarce, Volume I first published in 1787 under the title "Little Truths better than great fables". Volume II which was first published in 1788 was expanded in 1800 to include references in the slavery section to the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley and the letters of Ignatius Sancho, probably the earliest mention of these black writers in a children's book. Osborne Volume II page 703 (1802); Oppenheimer catalogue No.1611 (edition of 1818, Volume I only); National Book League No.535 (edition of 1816, Volume I only). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fox Hunting. La Chasse au Renard

      London: Edward Orme, 1 December 1807. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by Thomas Vivares and Henri Merke. 11 11/16 x 16 3/4 inches. 17 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. A fine image from 'Orme's Collection of British Field Sports': "the finest and most important sporting book of the last two centuries" (Schwerdt) Samuel Howitt, "genius, artist, sportsman", concentrated his considerable artistic talents on picturing scenes of horse-racing and hunting in all its aspects. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, Howitt was largely self-taught ,"although he must have been helped by his companions George Morland, Rowlandson and John Raphael Smith. Howitt's watercolours of hunting, shooting and racing have delightful spontaneity. An enthusiastic sportsman himself, he had sufficient family money to paint at first only for his own and his friends' pleasure. However, this fortune was quickly dissipated and Howitt moved to London... [He made a living], partly by etching at which he was extremely skilled. As an artist he was prolific. more than 150 of his designs were published in The Sporting Magazine. He illustrated Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting, and other books, including Orme's Collection of British Field Sports... The light touch of his pen, the delicacy of his brushwork and his experience of field sports ensured all that he drew was animated and accurate." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.132-133). Cf. Abbey Scenery 14; Lane British Sporting Prints p.133; Mellon British Sporting and Animal Drawings p.106; Siltzer p.164; cf. Schwerdt II, p.53; Siltzer p.164; cf.Tooley 273.

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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE, GENEALOGIQUE, CHRONOLOGIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE PAR M. A. LE SAGE, AVEC CORRECTIONS ET ADDITIONS

      Florence: Cheze Molini, Landi,. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1807. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Elephant Folio 23" ; Contemp. 1/2 calf & marbled bds. , blind & gilt-decorated gilt-lettered spine, marbled endpapers & edges; scuffed, corners slightly rubbed. Hand-colored double-page Hemisphere maps + 35 hand-colored double-page engraved maps & tables on sheets with letterpress. Scattered, generally light foxing. Armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick on front pastedown. Ex-library - ink stamp at foot of preface. A little rubbing to extremities otherwise quite nice. .

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        SALMAGUNDI; OR, THE WHIM-WHAMS AND OPINIONS OF LAUNCELOT LANGSTAFF, ESQ. AND OTHERS

      New York: Published by David Longworth, At the Shakespeare Gallery, 1807-1808.. Twenty parts (as described below). The majority untrimmed and sewn in printed wrappers, very good to fine, plus two duplicate parts in printed wrappers. Enclosed in a folding half morocco slipcase (joint broken). The Alfred L. Rose set of Washington Irving's first original literary publication, cowritten with William Irving and James Kirk Paulding, and one of the most bibliographically complex American literary productions of the 19th century, as well as one of the rarest in wrappers. This well- known set offers fifteen of the twenty parts in the first edition in wrappers, along with other numbers in wrappers in later printings and variants, and was consulted by Langfeld and BAL in the course of the still- evolving bibliographic study of this work. The front wrapper of the second number of this set is featured as plate II in Langfeld & Blackburn. BAL's analysis of text and wrappers, with its attendant qualifications and hypotheses, and superceding Langfeld & Blackburn's analysis, as well as that in Wilson's catalogue, has been followed below. ^Part 1. Copy A.: Second edition, BAL's wrapper B. Minor tears to spine at stitching. ^Part 1. Copy B.: Fourth edition, BAL's wrapper G. Narrow partial split to wrapper spine. ^Part 2. Copy A.: First printing, BAL's wrapper B. Small chip at lower edge of front wrapper toward spine. ^Part 2. Copy B.: Third edition, BAL's wrapper G. ^Part 3. First printing, BAL's wrapper B. Very early light ink calculations toward top edge of front wrapper. ^Part 4. Second edition, BAL's wrapper G. Narrow partial split to spine of wrapper. ^Part 5. First edition, second state of text, BAL's wrapper D. ^Part 6. First edition, leaf B in setting B (state A), no priority, BAL's wrapper D. ^Part 7. First edition, second state, BAL's wrapper D. ^Part 8. First edition, first state of the text, first state of the portrait (uncommon thus), BAL's wrapper E. ^Part 9. First edition, BAL's wrapper E. ^Part 10. First edition, presumed first state of the imprint, BAL's wrapper F. Old strengthening to foredge of two leaves. ^Part 11. First edition, BAL's lst(?) state of 214:5, wrapper F. ^Part 12. First edition. Untrimmed but lacking wrappers. Old repairs to corners and edges of a few leaves, a few old ink spots. ^Part 13. First edition, lacks front wrapper but rear wrapper BAL's O, some old repairs at extremities of leaves. ^Part 14. First edition, wrapper J. ^Part 15. First edition, lst(?) state without imprint on p.234. BAL's wrapper L(a). ^Part 16. First edition, first state, BAL's wrapper M. ^Part 17. First edition, second state of 350:22, BAL's wrapper M. ^Part 18. First edition, first state of p.373, and 2nd state of 374, BAL's wrapper N. Old repair to marginal tear in first leaf. ^Part 19. First edition, BAL's wrapper O. Early ink note "No. 19" on front wrapper. ^Part 20. First edition, second state. Trimmed, no wrappers, and without the inserted title-leaf and table for Vol. II. ^SALMAGUNDI in parts, in wrappers, is one of the classic tests of collectors' perseverance. The number of extant sets in wrappers is small, and of those sets, those with each number in the first edition is considerably smaller. Carroll Wilson proclaimed his set (put together beginning with nine parts from the Braislin collection) the only perfect set, as it contained the then only known uncut copy of the first printing of part one in wrappers. Accompanying this set is a manuscript account by Alfred Rose of an evening he, Carroll Wilson, and William Langfeld spent collating their respective sets, an occasion upon which Rose's set produced the hitherto unnoticed variant wrappers without the copyright notice and with the dated imprint (present on parts 1, 2 and 3). This form of the wrapper was taken to be the actual first printing of the wrapper, a form which was discarded due to the need to conform to copyright requirements and then used accidentally. Wilson challenged the priority of this form of the wrapper in the description of his set in his THIRTEEN AUTHOR COLLECTIONS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, but BAL affords these wrappers priority (forms 1 and 2 of the front wrapper), all the while noting that the original binders may have used whatever wrappers came to hand when binding up parts. BAL details twenty permutations and combinations of front, rear and inner wrapper forms, based on six forms of the front wrapper; some of these twenty forms evolved only as the series progressed, and obviously only properly appear on later numbers, or later printings of those numbers. From the entire field of individual parts BAL consulted in order to arrive at their findings, a total of only fourteen individual examples featured one or the other of the two variants of this form of the front wrapper, three of which are present here. The paucity of copies of numbers in parts, untrimmed in wrappers, leads BAL to comment that "the final [definitive] collation of SALMAGUNDI has not been achieved." ^We note the sale at auction of only one complete set of SALMAGUNDI in parts and wrappers, and that with the first number lacking the rear wrapper, with first, mixed and variant states of the first printing texts thoughout. It was one of two nearly complete sets assembled by David Randall over a span of many years, and sold for $11,000 in 1971. It is described and illustrated in the private catalogue of the Behrman collection, and is now at Princeton. Randall's other set is at the Lilly. As with so many other bibliographic matters, David Randall's memoir, DUKEDOM LARGE ENOUGH (1969) sheds interesting light on copies of SALMAGUNDI in wrappers: "Some idea of their rarity may be gleaned from the fact that I know of only a handful of scattered parts ever being in the trade in my time, and there has been a total of exactly none, except Braislin's nine [purchased by Randall at Braislin's sale in 1937, lot 339, wherein this set is cited], sold at auction in the past fifty years." The Martin sale did not include a set (or the title in any form), and the Stockhausen collection included only a two volume set bound up from parts, without wrappers. None of the distinguished First Books catalogues of the last twenty-five years included a set in wrappers, though Seven Gables' MORE FIRST BOOKS (1972) offered a set bound up from parts, without wrappers, first, second, third and mixed states, for $2,250. Apart from the parts then in Randall's hands, this is the only privately owned set recorded by BAL. With the majority of the known sets in wrappers in institutional collections, it would seem unlikely that a more satisfactory set than this may be acquired. BAL 10097. WILSON I, pp.157-60. LANGFELD & BLACKBURN, pp.5-11. Randall, DUKEDOM LARGE ENOUGH, p.181.

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        [Volume five to] Svensk Botanik, utgifven af J. W. Palmstruch, med text författad af O. Swartz. Femte Bandet. Med konungens nådigste Privilegium.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Delén. 1807. 6.o. 24 x 14 cm. Volume 5. Complete in 12 parts, as issued. Part 1: Title + 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 2: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 3: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 4: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 5: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 6: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 7: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 8: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Patt 9: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 10: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 11: 6 plates + 6 text leaves; Part 12: 6 plates + 6 text leaves + 10 pp.( addendum and systematic index) + 12 pp. (alphabetical index). Original green/blue printed wrappers. Part 7 have an uncoloured back wrapper. Name inscription at the front of one wrapper. Discreet stamp at the front of one wrapper. Eight or the wrappers have been reinforced along the spine. Four have some separation at the spine. One text leaf with repair to the margin. A couple of wrappers with a few stains to the covers. Discreet stain to the title page.. Here we have the fifth volume of Svensk Botanik. The work was published in 129 parts in eleven volumes 1802-1843 containing 774 hand coloured engraved plates of plants. Svensk Botanik is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality. Palmstruch died in 1811 and the work was continued by others. Rare in original wrappers

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        Economiska annaler med kongl.

      maj:ts nådigste tillstånd utgifna af kongl. Vetenskaps-academien. I-VIII. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1807-08. 8:o. (2),101,(1 blank,1),102-64(2),1-134,(2),1-165,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),143,(1),1-146,(2),1-123,(1 blank,2) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),126,(2),1-119,(1),1-117,(1) + (2),125,(1),1-151,(1),1-157,(9) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),127,(1),1-119,(1),1-107,(3) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + (2),127,(1),1-142,(1,1 blank),1-126,(4) + (2),118,(1,1 blank),1-127,(1),1-130,(3,1 blank) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),119,(1),1-127,(1),1-110,(4) s. Åtta lätt nötta samtida marmorerade hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och ljusbruna titeletiketter samt ovala nummerskyltar. Gula snitt. Bruna klistermarmorerade pärmpapper. Ryggarna blekta, ngt flammiga och småfläckiga. Bakre övre pärmhörn till del I bräckt. En del mindre maskangrepp i ytter- och innerfalsar och även ytligt på pärmarna på sina håll i del V-VIII. Inlagorna genomgående ngt lager- och småfläckiga och med en del mindre revor och pappersförluster i marginalerna. En liten marginalanteckning i del I:2 på s. 78. Några tråkiga fläckar t.ex. i del II:2 på s. 20-23 och i del VII:3 på s. 79-80. I del III:1 är s. 17 och 32 kraftigt bruntonade. Ett par gamla lagningar på s. 77 i del VI:1 och s. 64 i del VI:2. Med Lennart Ugglas namnteckning i del I:1-2.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 374. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 22 för Retzius. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 22. Holmberg Bibliografi över J. J. Berzelius V:2-10. Allt som utkom. Vetenskapsakademien ville med dessa annaler erbjuda ett folkligare alternativ till sina handlingar och samtidigt ett mer utförligt komplement till vad som stod att finna i almanackornas uppsatser. Tyngdpunkten skulle ligga på den allmänna och praktiska nyttan. Projektet var trögstartat och den för tillfället sysslolöse Georg Adlersparre tillsattes som ensam redaktör och drivkraft på hösten 1806. På sitt lantställe Aludden utanför Stockholm försågs han med utländska ekonomiska böcker och tidskrifter, ur vilka han översatte och redigerade texter efter eget tycke. Tidigt knöts även Berzelius till utgivningen, och när Adlersparre under våren 1808 kommenderades till armén, tog Berzelius i praktiken över redaktörskapet. 1808 års årgång innehåller ett stort antal anonyma texter av Berzelius själv, som med sina egna uppsatser ville höja den vetenskapliga nivån på annalerna. Detta rimmade ju illa med akademiens intentioner och bidrog sannolikt till att annalerna tvingades upphöra vid årsskiftet 1808/09. Bland innehållet kan nämnas uppsatser om stångjärnssmide, manufakturer, cirkulationsbruk, potatisodling, salttillverkning, skogshushållning och fåravel. Vissa av uppsatserna kunde kanske lika gärna ha medtagits i handlingarna, men här finns också recensioner, kungliga brev och resolutioner samt ämbetsberättelser från bl.a. Kommers- och Bergskollegium

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