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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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        JUVENILE STORIES AND DIALOGUES, composed chiefly in words of two syllables, for the use of schools and young readers.

      Engraved frontispiece; [4], 154, [4 ad's] pages. Original quarter red roan backed boards. 12mo. First Harris edition. A very good copy. This title was originally published by Vernor & Hood in 1799. Roscoe lists a combined Newbery and Vernor and Hood edition of 1801. Mrs Moon (427) could locate only two copies of this Harris edition, both in private collections. Surprisingly scarce.

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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

      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. Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels. Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., Portland, 1807.

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        An history of Jamaica.

      J. Cawthorn, London, 1807. xx + 333pp + [2] publisher's catalogue + large folding map. 1st ed. Very clean in later quarter cloth binding and grey boards. Label of 'Library of the College of Missions Indianapolis' on inside cover but without any handstamps or other library markings. 9 x 11in

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        La gerusalemme liberata... pisa, dalla tip. della societa' letteraria, 1807.

      Due volumi in folio di cm. 40, pp. (8) xvi, 331 (1); (4) 337 (3). Bellissimo ritratto di Tasso all'antiporta del primo volume inciso da Raffaello Morghen. Legatura in cartonato rigido marmorizzato con titoli a stampa su etichette ai dorsi. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe) e ben conservato con qualche lieve brunitura e poche arrossature limitate alle prime carte del primo volume. Sontuosa ed elegante edizione impressa in soli 250 esemplari ad personam. Il presente porta il n. 210 ed è impresso per il signor Artaria di Manheim. L'opera è preceduta dalla dedica a Giuseppe Napoleone e dalla vita del poeta. Cfr. coll. Tassiana e Gamba (248).

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        Versuch über die Bedingung und die Folgen der Volksvermehrung, aus dem Englischen von Dr. F.H. Hegewisch. 2 Tle.

      Altona, J.F. Hammerich, 1807. 8vo. Bound in the two orig. blue cardboardbindings. The backs have been professionally restored, preserving the orig. printed paper title-labels and cont. paper library-labels at lower backs. Occasional brownspotting due to the paper-quality, but all in all a very nice and attractive copy. XVI, (4), 368; VIII, 358, (1) pp. Some of the first leaves of the "Erstes Buch" in the first volume have been misbound, but are all present.. Rare first German edition of this political and economic classic, which constitutes Malthus' first major publication and his main work, because of which he is considered the father of demography and one of the main sources of inspiration for Darwin and Wallace. It is the first translation of the "Principle on Population" into any language, and it influenced German politics tremendously.The first edition was printed anonymously in London in 1798, and in 1803 the second edition, which, also according to Malthus himself, can be said to constitute a new work, appeared; -the great quarto edition from 1803 is thoroughly revised and much enlarged, the title has been changed and Malthus' name appears on the title-page for the first time, it is on this edition that all the preceding editions are based, and in consequence also the early translations. All the later editions were minor revisions of the second one. In 1806 the third edition appeared, and as soon as 1807 the first German one, which is translated from the revised third edition ("Die gegenwärtige Uebersetzung ist nach der dritten Ausgabe, Oktav, London 1806. Die Quartausgabe ist minder vollständig", Vorwort, p. V). New revisions of the text kept appearing till the sixth edition in 1826. The book, then as now, is considered highly controversial, and it has influenced all demographers ever since, as well as being of immense importance to the study of economic theory and genetic inheritance. "The "Essay" was highly influential in the progress of thought in the early nineteenth-century Europe.... "Parson" Malthus, as Cobbett dubbed him, was for many, a monster and his views were often grossly misinterpreted.... But his influence on social policy, whether for good or evil, was considerable. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834." (PMM 251).Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), called the "enfant terrible" of the economists, was an English demographer, statistician and political economist, who is best known for his groundbreaking views on population growth, presented in his "Essays on the Principle of Population", which is based on his own prediction that population would outrun food supply, causing poverty and starvation. Among other things this caused the legislation, which lowered the population of the poor in England. Malthus actually turned political, economic and social thought upside down with this work, which has caused him to be considered one of the 100 most influential persons in history (Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the most Influential Persons in History, 1978). Of course, he was condemned by Marx and Engels, and opposed by the socialists universally, but the work was of immense impact on not only politics, economics, social sciences etc, but also on natural sciences. "Later in the "Origin of Species" he [Darwin] wrote that the struggle for existence "is the doctrine of Malthus applied with manifold force to the whole animal and vegetable kingdoms; for in this case there can be no artificial increase of food, and no prudential restraint from marriage" [p. 63]. Alfred Russel Wallace, who arrived at a worked-out formulation of the theory of evolution at almost precisely the same time as Darwin, acknowledged that "perhaps the most important book I read was Malthus's "Principles of Population" (My Life, p. 232). Although there were four decennial censuses before Malthus' death, he did not himself analyze the data, although he did influence Lambert Quetelet and Pierre Verhulst, who made precise statistical studies on growth of populations in developed countries and showed how the early exponential growth changed to an S curve." (DSB, IX, p. 69). As Malthus realized that his theories were not satisfactorily presented or sufficiently demonstrated in the first edition from 1798, he travelled for three years through Europe gleaning statistics, and then published the second edition in 1803. Among other places he travelled through Northern Germany, and his detailed diaries of these journeys provided him with some of the evidence necessary for the development of his theory on population growth. The observational information that he gathered on his travels in Europe were crucial to the development of his theories, which also means that the work is of great interest for other European countries, and not only Britain. "In 1819 the Royal Society elected Malthus to a fellowship. He was also a member of the French Institute and the Berlin Academy, and a founding member of the Statistical Society (1834)." (DSB, IX, p. 67). Printing and the Mind of Man 251 (first edition)

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        Recherches Arithmétiques. Traduites par A.-C.-M. Poullet-Delisle.

      Paris, Courcier, 1807. 4to.(248x208mm.). A little later half calf binding with richly gilt back. XX,(2),502 pp.(incl. htitle and Errata). Light browning to first and and last leaves. A good copy with broad margins.. First edition of the first translation of the "Disquisitiones arithmeticae, 1801", Gauss's most important work."The Disquisitiones arithmeticae defined in an authoritative way the substance and methods of number theory (and also in part, of the theory of equations) for the subsequent five or six decades of the 19th century. It contained the first proof of the reciprocity law for quadratic residues, an entirely new approach to the theory of binary quadratic forms and, for the first time, a general, coherent and explicit theory of equations xn-1=0 in the theory of cyclotomy (to use a later name)." (O. Neumann). PMM 257 - Dibner 114 - Horblit 38 - Norman 878. The work was not published again until 1889 in a German translation

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        System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil (all), die Phänomenologie des Geistes.

      Bamberg u. Würzburg, bey Joseph Anton Goebhardt, 1807. 8vo. Cont. marbled paper-binding. Binding with wear to extremities, causing lack of paper to capitals, hinges and corners. Front hinge a bit weak. A few leaves brownspotted, otherwise only faint minor scattered brownspotting. All in all a nice and charming copy with usual wear. (8), XCI, (3, -errata), 765, (1), (2, -advertisements) pp.. The very rare first edition of Hegel's first major work, "Phenomenology of Spirit", in which he gave the first systematic account of his own philosophy. The Phenomenology of Spirit can be read as the itinerary of human reason. It traces the development of the categories of reason from the basic categories of sense perception to the manifestations of absolute spirit as religion, art, and philosophy. As the historical coming into being of reason coincides with the genesis of its self-awareness, the Phenomenology of Spirit also offers a justification of the human condition. The importance of Hegel's work for the development of modern thought cannot be overestimated. The dialectical structures which keep in place Hegel's thought shall determine the trajectory of Marx and - through the lectures of Alexandre Kojève - the course of modern French philosophy

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        Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno MDCCLV deducta ex observationibus viri incomparabilis James Bradley in specula astronomica Grenovicensi per annos 1750-1762 institutis.Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1818. First edition.

      A fine copy of this work which "constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel's work, Bradley's observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry" (Walter Fricke in DSB). Norman 226; Honeyman 311.<br/><br/> "In 1807 Olbers encouraged [Bessel] to do a reduction of Bradley's observations of the positions of 3,222 stars, which had been made from 1750 to 1762 at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. This task led to one of his greatest achievements ... <br/><br/> "Bessel recognized that Bradley's observations gave a system of very accurate star positions for the epoch 1755 and that this could be utilized in two ways. First, a reference system for the measurement of positions of stars and planets was required. Second, the study of star motions necessitated the determination of accurate positions for the earliest possible epoch. Tobias Mayer had determined fundamental star positions from his own observations around the middle of the eighteenth century, but Bradley was never able to reduce his own numerous observations. <br/><br/> "The observations of star positions had to be freed of instrumental errors, insofar as these could be determined from the measurements themselves, and of errors caused by the earth's atmosphere (refraction). The apparent star positions at the time of a particular observation (observation epoch) had to be reduced to a common point in time (mean epoch) so that they would be freed of the effects of the motion of the earth and of the site of observation. For this a knowledge of the precession the nutation, and the aberration was necessary. Bessel determined the latitude of Greenwich for the mean epoch 1755 and the obliquity of the ecliptic, as well as the constants of precession, nutation, and aberration. To determine precession from proper motions, Bessel used both Bradley's and Piazzi's observations ... <br/><br/> "The positions of Bradley's stars valid for 1755 were published by Bessel as 'Fundamenta astronomiae pro anno 1755' (1818). This work also gives the proper motions of the stars, as derived from these observations of Bradley, of Piazzi, and of Bessel himself. It constitutes a milestone in the history of astronomical observations, for until then positions of stars could not be given with comparable accuracy: through Bessel's work, Bradley's observations were made to mark the beginning of modern astrometry. During this investigation Bessel became an admirer of the art of observation as practiced by Bradley; and because Bradley could not evaluate his own observations, Bessel followed and also taught the principle that immediately after an observation, the reduction had to be done by the observer himself. Further, he realized that the accurate determination of the motions of the planets and the stars required continuous observations of their positions until such motions could be used to predict 'the positions of the stars ... for all times with sufficient accuracy'." (DSB) <br/><br/> Houzeau & Lancaster 10117.. Slim folio: 330x190 mm. Fine contemporary red moiré boards with gilt-lettered spine. Pp. [12] [1] 3-325 [1:errata]. Internally clean, rare in such good condition

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        THE MAGPIE; or, Tell Tale. With fine Engravings. THE FARM HOUSE; or, Pretty Stories of Young Towler and Mary Goodwoman. With fine Prints.

      THE MAGPIE; or, Tell Tale. With fine Engravings.24 pp. including paste-down wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, 9 cuts within the text, and a cut to both upper and lower wrappers. Some small pin-holes through top inner blank corners; else an excellent copy of a scarce chapbook.Not copy listed in COPAC.THE FARM HOUSE; or, Pretty Stories of Young Towler and Mary Goodwoman. With fine Prints. 24 pp. including paste-down wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, 9 cuts within the text, and a cut to both upper and lower wrappers. Some small pin-holes through top inner blank corners; else an excellent copy of a scarce chapbook.Not copy listed in COPAC.This pair of chapbooks demonstrates an effective marketing strategy sometimes employed by publishers of this period. The Magpie contains a riddle, the answer to which can only be found by purchasing The Farm House.

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        T, B. A. THE HISTORY OF MOTHER TWADDLE, and the Marvellous Achievments [sic] of Her Son Jack.

      16 unnumbered engraved leaves, printed on one side only. Frontispiece, title, and 14 other engraved illustrations with verses above. Lacking original wrappers, and rebound some time in the late twentieth century in half calf gilt. 16mo. First edition. A very nice, clean copy.Moon 843. This is a rhymed version of Jack and the Beanstalk and one of the earliest printings. COPAC records two copies only of the first edition, British Library and Opie.

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        Naturalhistoria, hämtad ur Funkes och Lippolds skrifter.

      Öfversättning. Med 174 illuminerade figurer efter Bertuch. I-II. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, (1807-12). Stor 4:o. Front,(4),XXVIII,18,1-8,19-26,1-4,27-46,9-16,1-10,1-4,11-26,1-20,17-26,47-68,1-6,69-72,1-12,7-10,73-92,13-20,5-12,93-108,27-34,5-14,13-22,109-20,35-44,15-20,27-34 s. & 40 handkolorerade grav. plr + (4),96,121-30,45-50,23-32,131-36,51-54,21-26,33-48,137-42,55-78,27-32,143-74,11-24,49-52,175-78,35-40,53-66,179-88,33-36,25-26,67-68,189-200,79-96,37-40,201-16,41-50,69-76 s. & 40 handkolorerade grav. plr. Två hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med nötta, renoverade ryggar. Grönstänkta snitt. Med senare för- och eftersättsblad. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. En del planscher ngt bruntonade. Frontespisen ngt lagerfläckig. Två plr i del II med lagade revor, reva i texten i ett blad i del II. Med J. N. Tramérs namnteckning och Alfred Rylanders stpl samt Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Översättning av Carl Iser. Titelbladen anger tryckåren 1809-10, men arbetet utgavs i 16 häften 1807-12. Det titelblad till första bandet som trycktes 1807 tillsammans med en tvåsidig "Underrättelse" saknas som vanligt. Funkes rikt illustrerade naturalhistoria innehåller beskrivningar av främst djur- men även delar av växtriket. Björn Dal skriver: "När Iser i januari 1807 kom till Örebro, hade han med sig flera manuskript och förlagsidéer. En var att ur Bertuchs Bilderbuch bryta ut valda delar och publicera dessa som självständiga arbeten. Lindh nappade på idén och så utgavs 'Folkslagens historia', med bilder kopierade efter Bertuch, och 'Naturalhistoria. Öfversättning med tilläggningar af Carl Iser. Med illuminerade figurer'. För det senare arbetet valde Iser ut 180 representativa planscher ur Bertuchs arbete, som vid denna tid hunnit omfatta 450 planscher. Från förläggaren i Weimar köptes planscherna okolorerade, i Örebro kolorerades de sedan af mamsell Molin och Iser själv, från 1809 av mamsell Winberg och Lindhs dotter Maria Schalander. Isers 'Naturalhistoria' fortsattes av Lindh efter Isers död [1809] och avslutades med häfte 16 1812. Arbetet fördelades i två volymer som vardera omfattar 8 häften. Ett nytt titelblad till första bandet ersatte det som följt med första häftet, och nu nämns inte Isers namn [...]. Avsett för en bred publik, är verkets bilder och texter delvis rätt kuriösa. Koloreringen är förhållandevis bra, men tyvärr trycktes planscherna på ett papper som med tiden lätt blivit bruntonat. Brukspatron Lindh tryckte också några få exemplar på tjockt fint velinpapper. En ny upplaga i mindre format, ett sammandrag med 13 handkolorerade planscher trycktes i Norrköping 1842."

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        Naturalhistoria, hämtad ur Funkes och Lippolds skrifter. Öfversättning. Med 174 illuminerade figurer efter Bertuch. I-II + planscher.

      Örebro, Nils Magnus Lindh, 1807(09)-10. Tre volymer, Graverad frontispis, 80 handkolorerade graverade planscher (alla). Ljusbruna samtida halvskinnband med guldornerade ryggar. 25,5 X 20,5 cm. Planscherna delvis något fläckade, några förstärkta på baksidan. Banden lätt nötta. Första bandet med 5 blad insatta anteckningar rörande delar av verket. Exlibris J. Forsander, ett exlibris något skadat

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        Physisk Medizinske Betragtninger over Kiöbenhavn.

      Stadens Beboere tilegnede. 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1807-09. Med portræt og kobberstukne titelblade. XX + 650 + (2); XXXII + 691 s. Samtidigt halvlæder med titelfelter i anden farve skind. With portrait and copperengraved titlepages. Contemporary halfleather with coloured labels.. Callisen var en af sin tids mest fremragende danske læger. Hans bog indeholder en mængde oplysninger, særlig om hygiejniske forhold i Danmark i det 18. århundrede og begyndelsen af det 19. I mange henseender var han langt forud for sin tid som hygiejniker og dette værk er et vigtigt bidrag til vor viden om forholdene i København omkring år 1800.Callisen was one of the most distinguished medical practitioners of his time. His book contains many informations, in particular concerning hygienic conditions in Denmark in 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. In many ways he was ahead of his time as a hygienist and this work is an important contribution to our knowledge concerning relations in Copenhagen c. 1800.Bibl. Dan. I, 762. Loldrup 62

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        Sammlung, worin des allgemeine gesetzes Abschnitte, Capitel und Paragraphe solche zur Nachgelebung jetzt geltende Verfassung und Verordnungen aufgenommen sind...

      Stockholm, Johan Pehr Lindh, 1807 4:o. (4),+ 1444 s. Enstaka småfläckar, något större i marginalen s. 1433-36. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett, gula snitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris.Almquist s. 272. Med svensk och tysk parallelltext. Denna samling, som vanligen kallas "1807 års lagsamling", utgavs på befallning av Gustav IV Adolf i två delar med texten både på svenska och på tyska. Den tyska för att användas i Pommern, där den svenska rätten infördes i september 1807. Till kommittéledamöter förordnades förutom lagmännen Gabriel Poppius och W af Klinteberg även Magnus Flinck. Kommitténs arbete påbörjades under riks-drotsens egen ledning i Lund 9 aug 1806. Arbetet, i vilket senare även andra medhjälpare deltog, slutfördes på hösten samma år och den tyska översättningen av lagboken förelåg tryckt i början av juni 1807. Den svenska texten utgavs sedermera separat i en mängd nya, ständigt utökade, upplagor ända fram till 1870, av vilka denna är den första

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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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