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        Katechetische Abhandlungen über die allerwichtigsten Religionswahrheiten für denkende Christen Aus dem größenren Werke des Herrn Bergier gezogen, und für den gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt bearbeitet von Siard, Abt in Schussenried

      Buchau [Germany]: gedruckt in der Hochfürstlich Thurn- und Taxischen Buchdruckerey. Very Good. 1807. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. (vi),226, (vi),242, (vi),176 pages; Contemporary calf over pattern-printed paper-covered boards, five raised bands on the calf spine, gilt-lettered labels in green and red, edges decoratively stained red, plain endpapers. The binding shows only minor rubbing and wear; there is a small and neatly written ownership inscription (the initials P.A.F. and the date "1822") at the foot of the front free endpaper; no other marks of any sort. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout. A rare and interesting work on Christian faith written by the recently displaced last abbot of the Kloster Schussenried -- the Premonstratensian monastery in Upper Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The author, Berchtold, was born in 1738 and was educated in the Premonstratensian monastery of Füszen Ottobeuer and then finished his studies at Constance. The Premonstratensians are a Roman Catholic religious order founded in Prémontré (near Laon, France) in 1120 by Saint Norbert. Members of the order are also known as Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit). Properly speaking, the Premonstratensians are not monks but Canons Regular, under the Rule of St. Augustine. Berchtold entered the Norbertine abbey of Schussenried, made his profession of faith in 1758 and was ordained in the priesthood on January 9, 1763. Through the years he became novice master, prefect of schools, and finally Prior before being elected abbot of Kloster Schussenried on December 3, 1791. His tenure came to a premature end in 1803. In that year the German Mediatisation awarded the abbey and its territory, in compensation for their losses to the west of the Rhine, to the Counts of Sternberg-Manderscheid, who then used the abbey as their castle. As it turned out, this forced secularization under the Final Recess of February 1803 [Reichsdeputationshauptschluss] was the last significant law enacted by the Holy Roman Empire before its dissolution in 1806. In that latter year, the former Kloster Schussenried's territory was "mediatised" to the Kingdom of Württemberg, (to whom the counts' heirs sold the buildings in 1835, including the magnificent Baroque Library). Berchtold, newly free of his administrative position and responsibilities, devoted the remainder of his life to writing on devotional subjects and the nature of Christian faith. He published under the name of "Siard," probably to honor the name of one of the first abbots of his (former) monastery. He died November 3, 1816. Berchtold states that the present work, in three parts, was inspired by Nicolas-Sylvestre Bergier [1718-90]. Father Bergier set out to "correct" certain articles of the Diderot Encyclopédie which he found theologically unacceptible, but found himself obliged to write entirely original articles which then formed the 'Dictionnaire de Theologie' as a part of the Encyclopédie. The particular work Berchtold used as his template was Bergier's 'Apologie de la Religion Chrétienne'- (written as a response to Baron d'Holbach's 'Christianisme Devoilé') -- published in Paris, 1769. Berchtold's title page asserts that he has updated Bergier's text --"für den gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt bearbeitet." While Bergier died just before the French Revolution, father Berchtold/Siard lived through a roughly equivalent upheaval for German Catholicism -- the dissolutions of 1803 & 1806. His Premonstratensians were among the religious orders with their own distinct Rite, maintained even after Pope Pius V suppressed such rites (officially, the Pope, now a Saint, suppressed Rites with a continuous tradition of less than two hundred years). This 1807 work by Berchtold/Siard is especially worth modern attention as the unusually solumn Premonstratensian Rite places a central emphasis on the Paschal Mystery -- unique among the Latin rites. Modern Catholic thinking seems to be moving toward the Premonstratensian position. Following the Second Vatican Council, the Paschal Mystery is seen as one of the central concepts of Christian faith relating to the history of salvation. This 1807 book is also of interest as all three parts (with their separate title pages) were printed by Dionys Kuen, [1773-1852]. Kuen's simple, but effective, device appears on each of the three title pages, just above the imprint. Kuen was characterised by Max Flad in a 1991 biography as "Buchdrucker, Verleger, Mundartdichter und Maler aus Buchau." At the end of this copy, after the errata leaf following the text of the third part, the binder has included an [8 pp.] catalogue of Kuen's 1807 imprints, available both bound and unbound, with specific prices. Under the printer's own name, an 1802 work appears which still attracts modern interest: "Dionys Kuen's neuerfundene Kopiermaschine für Mahler und Zeichner: durch welche man nach dem Originale drey Kopien in drey verhältnissen zu gleicher Zeit, oder auch jede einzeln verfertigen kann." Scholars of printing history will know Kuen as the author of an 1845 work on the methods of printing color reproductions of butterfly wings -- ["Die Kunst, die Farbenpracht von den Schmetterlingsflügeln etc. auf Papier abzudrucken"]. Historians of beer and brewing may prefer to know Kuen for his 1831 verse tribute to Brown Beer, written in Swabian peasant dialect -- ["Die Erfindung des Braunbiers. Ein Gedicht in oberschwäbischer Bauernsprache," Buchau 1831]. This rare 1807 catalogue from Kuen also has an entry for the first part of the present work, under the authorial name "Siand." The second part was mentioned as in the press ["Dessen 2ter Theil ist unter der Presse"]. All three parts are present in our complete copy, in which the third part is very specifically stated to be the final part. The literal-minded binder of this copy has presented Bergier as the author in one of the pair of labels. Various modern internet registries of images have two oil portraits of Berchtold/Siard in his characteristic white Premonstratensian habit. In each portrait, the author is shown holding a book. This 1807 product of his reflective, albeit enforced retirement, is now quite scarce. There are OCLC numbers for parts I and II only. [See OCLC: 313568759 & 313568773 -- each cites a single location: Leopold Sophien Bibliothek UBERLINGEN]. Not in COPAC, KVK, British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, etc. .

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        British Tourists; or, Traveller's Pocket Companion through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Comprehending the most celebrated, modern, and recent tours in the British Islands: with Several Originals.

      Richard Phillips, London. 1807 - Third edition, improved and much enlarged. Small octavo. Six volumes: pp xvi, 356; [iv], 360; [iv], 371, [1] Errata; [iv], 353; [iv], 355, [1] Errata; [iv], 334, [lxxxvi] Index. Apart from volume five, each volume has as a frontispiece a folding hand-coloured map, to wit, respectively, England & Wales, Scotland, North & South Wales, Ireland, London. Period binding by Proudfoot, Euston, of half green calf with raised bands, red morocco title labels, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. The sixth volume comprises mainly descriptions of London, Oxford and Cambridge, cities which were covered less thoroughly in previous editions. Apart from the editor, contributors include Samuel Johnson, Arthur Young, W. Hutchinson, Thomas Pennant, William Bray, Richard Twiss, Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, Henry Skrine, et al. On each front pastedown is the interesting visually punning bookplate of C.J. Peacock.Some mild rubbing to edges of covers. Very good indeed. Internally fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adelasia ed Aleramo... Ridotta Coll' Accompagnamento di Piano-Forte Dal Sig. Maestro Gio. Morandi Dedicata al Sig.r Gaetano Melzi... la Musica è incisa da Gio. Re. opa. 1a... ₤ 2.15. di Milano - ₤ 2.12. Italiane. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Gio. Ricordi... Giulio Cesare Martorelli [PN 16], 1807. First Edition. Scarce. Grove Music Online. RISM MM 1493 I, 4 (copies in Germany and Italy only). OCLC nos. 57601218, 70722673. Adelasia e Aleramo, to a libretto by Romanelli, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on December 26 (or 28), 1806. "[Mayr] was a leading figure in the development of opera seria in the last decade of the 18th century and the first two decades of the 19th." Scott L. Balthazar in Grove Music Online. The first complete vocal score issued by Ricordi (in association with the firm of G.C. Martorelli). Richard Macnutt in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Contemporary full dark green leather with heraldic device gilt to upper, spine in ornamental compartments gilt with dark red title label gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto editors' preface dated Milan, October 30, 1807, verso blank), [1] (title within decorative border), 2-99, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With plate number to Sinfonia only and a blank unnumbered page both preceding and following each number. With autograph signature of Morandi (the arranger) to title and blank page preceding each number. Small decorative handstamps to outer lower portion of title. Early manuscript table of contents to verso of front free endpaper. Ownership signature ("B. Southall") to blank upper outer margin of title. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor to moderate soiling; some offsetting; several leaves slightly foxed or with small tears to lower blank margins, not affecting music. A very good copy overall, finely printed on high quality paper.

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        THE MONK: a romance. In three volumes. By M.G. Lewis, Esq., M.P.

      Three volumes bound in one. Thick 12mo (19.5 cm), page edges untrimmed, rebound in modern quarter goatskin and marbled boards, gilt-lettered leather spine label. new endpapers, binder's blanks front and rear and before the other two title leaves. pp [2], (viii), 262.; (2), 158 ; [2], 198. With the original printed spine labels tipped in. Page edges yellowed; two old catalogue descriptions tipped in at front fly leaf (one calling it "the complete text"), scattered foxing; else fine. Old bookplate of George Fales Baker, M.D., laid in (skull with snake coming out an eye socket, burning oil lamp, open book, Latin motto). Dr. Baker, 1863-1929, was a wealthy Philadelphia financier. Very scarce early printing (unexpurgated?) of Lewis's famous eroto-Gothic novel, perhaps the most famous of all Gothic novels. Not in OCLC, the British Library, or COPAC. THE MONK, a sensation from its first publication in 1796, was written in ten weeks when the author was only 19. It had admirers as disparate as Sir Walter Scott and the Marquis de Sade. However, many others considered it obscene, blasphemous and "a curst book- full of every Thing that shd not be anywhere" (Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi). And indeed, even to a modern reader, the work is remarkably bold in its eroticism and impiety. To avoid legal action, and to appease his heartsick father, Lewis expunged most of the offending passages beginning with the fourth edition of 1798. The present copy has the same pagination as the Paris: Theophilus Barrois, 1807, edition, which was illustrated (though not all copies were issued with the plates, apparently). Binding: Hardcover .

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        ZOOGRAPHY; or, the beauties of nature displayed. with select descriptions of the animal, and vegetable, with additions from the mineral kingdom. Systematically arranged. Illustrated with plates, designed and engraved by Mr. William Daniell (3 vol. set)

      Cadell and Davies: London, 1807. Three volumes, small quarto, 27 x 17.5 cm, bound in contemporary full crimson morocco gilt extra, sides with wide decorative borders, flat spines with raised bands, lettered & decorated in gilt; gilt inner dentettes, all edges gilt, dark grey endpapers, bound-in ribbon markers. Vol. I: pp [2], (iii)-(xx). 572, [2] + 24 aquatint plates and 2 vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp [2], (iii)-viii, 618, [4] + 20 plates; Vol. III: pp [4], (iii)-(viii), 612, [2] + 15 plates. Errata below end of text. Nice modern woodcut bookplate at front of each volume. Spines a little darkened, gilt lightly mellowed; Front free endpaper of Vol. I has very small chips to fore edge, and inner hinge is neatly repaired with matching paper. Vol. II has a long tear to plate at p. 133 (electric eel) neatly repaired on the blank side; likewise ra epair to a short tear to bottom margin of plate at p 164 (rostrated chaelodon) only slight entering the background of the image; scattered foxing and small brown soil spots, especially to margins of plates though the images are mostly unaffected; Vol. I just a little leaned; in all, a VG set, sound in the attrative bindings, no damp stains. Volume I treats the quadrupeds and birds, Volume II reptiles, fish, insects, and shellfish. Volume III covers plants and minerals. The b&w aquatints, by William Daniell (1769-1837), an important British landscape and marine painter and engraver, are especially interesting for their full frontal realism, if distorted scale, against dramatic backgrounds. His book on India, ORIENTAL SCENERY, is highly prized. William Wood, F.R.S., F.L..S., who trained as a surgeon, turned to natural history and then to bookselling, becoming the leading London natural history bookseller of his day. "An esteemed work" (Lowndes). Note: 5.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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        Recherches sur la nature et les lois de l'imagination

      First Edition. Bound in half calf over caramel, flat spine richly decorated with gold threads and cold, cold typograhiques reasons, marbled edges, slightly later binding. Two pale foxing without gravity affecting the first 15 pages of the first volume, and pages 13-63 of the second volume, otherwise nice condition inside. Copy elegantly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! J.J. Paschoud Genève 1807 12,5x20,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Letters on the elements of botany, addressed to a lady, by the celebrated J. J. Rousseau. Translated into English, with notes, and 24 additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus, by Thomas Martyn

      London: Printed for John White, Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, 1807. Full Leather. Very Good +. Seventh Edition, with corrections and improvements [Henrey 1288 and 1032; Hunt 687]. With 38 finely hand-colored botanical plates engraved by F. P. Nodder. Octavo, collated and complete. Skillfully rebacked with end papers renewed; moderately age-toned and foxed throughout with the first and last few gatherings more heavily so; else, a Very Good or better copy. The English edition of Rousseau's 'Lettres Elementaires sur la Botanique a Madame de L,' first published posthumously in his Works, printed in Geneva in 1782. "Only eight of the thirty-two letters in this popular work are by Rousseau, the remaining twenty-four being the work of Martyn. . . . The 'lady' referred to was Madame Delessert, the mother of the French financier Benjamin Delessert (1773-1847), who was a keen botanist and the owner of a famous herbarium and botanical library. . . . In 1788 the Letters were given further botanical value with the publication of Martyn's Thirty-eight plates, with explanations . . ." (Henrey II, p.55-56).

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        Illustrations of shakspeare, and of ancient manners: with dissertation in the clowns and fools of shakspeare; on the collection of popular tales entitled gesta romanorum; and on the english morris dance

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. In two volumes. xv, [1], 526; [4], 499pp, [1]. With a half-title to each volume, eight wood- and copper-engraved plates, and one folding hand-coloured copper-engraved plate depicting a scene of Morris dancing. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Light rubbing to spines. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink stamps of the Ben Damph Forest Library to recto of both FFEPs. In this beautifully illustrated work, English Antiquary Francis Douce (1757-1834) places the writings of Shakespeare within the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean social and cultural history. It was favourably reviewed, with the exception of Edinburgh Review commentator Jeffrey, who, provoked by an ongoing quarrel with bookseller Longman, produced an indignant critique, which resulted in a wounded Douce not publishing another work for 26 years. . First edition. 8vo.

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        Tales From Shakespeare Designed for the Use of Young Persons

      London: Thomas Hodgkins, At The Juvenile Library, 1807, 1807. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 2 vols., 7" x 4-5/8", with imprint "T. Davison" to the foot of vol.1, p.236, and the address "Hanway Street" in the vol.2 advertisements, engraved frontispieces and 18 plates after William Mulready, 3pp. advertisements. Bound in fine full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, other uncut as issued, attractive later blue crushed morocco, gilt, internally clean and bright, by Riviere and Son, IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. Housed in a matching full blue morocco solinder slipcase, also by Riviere. According to the Cambridge History of English Literature, "the first book which, appealing to a general audience and to a rising generation, made Shakespeare a familiar and popular author."

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        [Plums] Common Damson, White Damson

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1807. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In good condition. 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 Raphael Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

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        The Minstrel, or the Progress of Genius. With some other poems.

      Edinburgh:: Printed by J. Ballantyne, 1807.. 12mo. xi, [1], 153, [1] pp. Original straight grain blind and gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt; rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Very good. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FINE BRITISH SEASCAPE WITH LIGHTHOUSE AND PROMONTORY. Appears to be painted ca.1920s.

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        Adelasia ed Aleramo... Ridotta Coll' Accompagnamento di Piano-Forte Dal Sig. Maestro Gio. Morandi Dedicata al Sig.r Gaetano Melzi... la Musica è incisa da Gio. Re. opa. 1a... ? 2.15. di Milano - ? 2.12. Italiane. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Gio. Ricordi... Giulio Cesare Martorelli [PN 16], 1807. First Edition. Scarce. Grove Music Online. RISM MM 1493 I, 4 (copies in Germany and Italy only). OCLC nos. 57601218, 70722673. Adelasia e Aleramo, to a libretto by Romanelli, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on December 26 (or 28), 1806. "[Mayr] was a leading figure in the development of opera seria in the last decade of the 18th century and the first two decades of the 19th." Scott L. Balthazar in Grove Music Online. The first complete vocal score issued by Ricordi (in association with the firm of G.C. Martorelli). Richard Macnutt in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Contemporary full dark green leather with heraldic device gilt to upper, spine in ornamental compartments gilt with dark red title label gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto editors' preface dated Milan, October 30, 1807, verso blank), [1] (title within decorative border), 2-99, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With plate number to Sinfonia only and a blank unnumbered page both preceding and following each number. With autograph signature of Morandi (the arranger) to title and blank page preceding each number. Small decorative handstamps to outer lower portion of title. Early manuscript table of contents to verso of front free endpaper. Ownership signature ("B. Southall") to blank upper outer margin of title. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor to moderate soiling; some offsetting; several leaves slightly foxed or with small tears to lower blank margins, not affecting music. A very good copy overall, finely printed on high quality paper.

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        Boston with its Environs

      Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 10.5 x 15.75" This scarce 1807 Revolutionary War - era map of Boston presents the theater of war during the Siege of Boston and the Battle of Bunker Hill. It covers the city and harbor of Boston, as well as the neighboring Charleston, Brookline, Cambridge, Medford, Dorchester, and Roxbury. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the British maintained a large military presence in Boston. When the Colonial troops learned that the British planned to fortify the surrounding hills and gain control of Boston Harbor, colonial forces were send in to occupy Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill. The British attacked and eventually forced the colonists to retreat. Although a tactical victory for the British, the battle resulted in heavy casualties which forced them to retreat and later regroup for the subsequent New York and New Jersey campaign. To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows rivers, roads, and topographical elements. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds. John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.

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        The Philadelphia Directory, for 1807. Containing The Names, Trades, and Residence of The Inhabitants of The City, Southwark, and Northern Liberties: Also, A Calendar, from the 1st of February 1807 to the 1st of February 1808, And Other Useful Information

      [Philadelphia]: Printed for the Publisher and Sold by W. Woodhouse, 1807. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Contemporary sheep backed boards, worn, some marginal staining at back. Ownership signature of Amos Palmer. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Includes a section entitled Memorandums, Traditional and Statistical, Relative to Philadelphia. Spear, p. 277; S&S 13375

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        A Map of the Country from Rariton River in East Jersey to Elk Head in Maryland. Shewing the several Operations of the American and British Armies, in 1776 and 1777

      Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 10.5 x 17.25" This important 1807 Revolutionary War - era map includes parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Southern portions of Staten Island are also included. The map is centered on Philadelphia, and identifies several significant battle grounds including Brandywine, Germantown, Trenton, Paoli, Princeton and Monmouth, among others. Troop positions are also noted. To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows several topographical elements. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds. John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.

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        Travels Through the Canadas (all plates hand-coloured edition)

      London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. SCARCE OLDER HAND-COLOURED EDITION WITH VERY ATTRACTIVE PLATES. First edition. 8-1/4 x 10-18 inches. xii, [1]-602 p.,1 l., Old reback with worn leather spines and black label with gilt type. Contemporary boards preserved however, greatly scuffed. Cracked cover along right spine. Usual off setting from plates to facing text pages, 2 inch tear on bottom left border, otherwise, very good condition. Complete with all 28 plates as called for including; 1 hand coloured folding frontispiece, 26 nice older hand coloured plates (5 folding), plus 1 hand coloured folding map. Hand-coloured plates all very striking and attractive. Stored in a brown slip case. Full title: Travels Through the Canadas, Containing a Description of the Picturesque Scenery of some of the Rivers and Lakes; With an Account of the Productions, Commerce, and Inhabitants of those Provinces. To Which is Subjoined A Comparative View of the Manners and Customs of Several of the Indian Nations of North and South America Plates include: Views of Quebec taken from Port Levi (folding frontispiece); The Azores; View of St. Paul's Bay; Quebec from Cape Diamond; Quebec from Beauport; Falls of Montmorenci; Falls of Montmorenci in Winter; Falls of Chaudière; Falls of Niagara Birches Mills; Jeune Lorette; Falls of La Puce;  Lower Falls of La Puce; Ruins of Château Richer; Lake St. Charles; River Etchemin; Bridge on the Jacques Cartier; Montreal from the Mountain; Cascades of the St. Lawrence; Fort of Niagara; Whirlpool of the Saint Lawrence; Falls of Niagara Fort Slausser Side; Grande Chaudière on the Outaouais River; La Dance Ronde dancing(folding); Minuets of the Canadians,(folding); Encampment of the Domiciled Indians, (folding); Costume of the Domiciled Indians,(folding); Moose Deer; engraved map of the St. Lawrence  (folding) Includes a printing of Father Rasle's vocabulary of the Algonquian language. Heriot's position as deputy post-master general of British North America, from 1800 to 1816, required that he travel extensively throughout the Canadas. Scarce hand coloured issue and one of the first important aquatint view books on Canada of this travel classic. "The earliest and the most important aquatint book published on Canada" (Hill)... "Illustrated books on North America are curiously few in the period with which we deal. By far the most interesting is Heriot's Travels through the Canadas.... interesting for its aquatints..." [Prideaux, Aquatint Engravings. pp254-55]. TPL 805 with coloured plates.Cf. Sabin 31489. Cf. Lande 433.Cf. Dionne 934. Cf. Field 687. Cf. Streeter 3658. Cf. Gagnon I;1657 (all for uncoloured copies). On consignment with Lord Durham Rare Books.

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        Naturgeschichte der Giftpflanzen, die in der Oesterreichischen Pharmakopie officinäl sind. Mit einem Anhang von den noch über dieß in den andern Deutschen Officinen vorgeschriebenen oder sonst vorzüglich kennenswürdigen Giftpflanzen und Giftschwämmen. Für Ärzte, Arzneybereiter und zur Vermeidung des schädlichen Vergreifens im allgemeinen Leben. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von einer Gesellschaft von Aerzten und Kräuterkennern. Mit 60 nach der Natur gemahlten Abbildungen.

      Wien, Reilly`sche, 1807. 211 S. + 60 Taf. + 5 n.n. Bll. Hld. der Zeit, mit zweiteiligen RSchild. Nicht bei Nissen. Mit allen altkolorierten 60 Kupfertafeln. - S. 21 an der Kante kl. Abriss, leicht stockfleckig, kl. Nr. a. T., vereinzelte Taf. etw. fleckig, Gbrsp., jedoch im Ganzen schönes Expl. - Das sehr seltene Buch mit seinen schönene, altkolorierten Kupfertafeln fehlt in fast allen großen Bibliotheken der Welt. Nachweisbar nur in der Wiener Josephinischen Bibliothek. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Botanik

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        A short inquiry into the policy, humanity and past effects of the poor laws;

      8vo., xlii + (2) + 382pp., including the half-title and errata leaf, old tear in one text leaf (but no loss of surface), well bound fairly recently in cloth-backed marbled boards, black spine label gilt lettered, entirely uncut. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: London: printed for J. Hatchard; Mess. F.C. and J. Rivington; and J. Asperne.Year: 1807Edition: First edition: surprisingly uncommon. Goldsmiths 19488. Kress B.5279. Williams II p.226.

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        A tour to Sheeraz, by the route of Kazroon and Feerozabad;: with various remarks on the manners, customs, laws, language, and literature of the Persians. To which is added a history of Persia, from the death of Kureem Khan to the subversion of the Zund dynasty.

      London T. Cadell and W. Davies 1807 - First published in Bombay in 1804. A very good copy bound in later half calf, rebacked in calf with dark green lettering piece in compartments. Some spotting to title page, margins of plates, and occasionally elsewhere. First English edition 4to, pp. [xv], 329, two engraved portraits. Bound without half-title.

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        Istoricheskoe opisanie Drevniago Rossiiskago muzeia, pod nazvaniem Masterskoi i Oruzheinoi palaty,

      v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast' pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor chipping to extremities), spine with the original two manuscript paper labels in Russian, front pastedown with early manuscript collection number 4242, contents printed on Russian-made watermarked paper, half-title with tipped-in slightly later manuscript sheet in German which provides a translation of the title and gives brief individual descriptions of the engravings, heraldic title page with slightly later manuscript in German König[liches]. Museum, No. 4242 (now known as the Altes Museum, Berlin, a museum for high art completed in 1830 and known as the Königliches Museum until 1845), pp 139, illustrated with 30 full-­page steel engraved plates, the final leaf with a second heraldic engraving (margins of this leaf with vertical creasing flaws); verso of final leaf with nineteenth century collection stamp with monogram TML within a laurel wreath; three non-consecutive leaves with mild marginal water stains (i.e. the stains were made before collation), otherwise internally bright and crisp; complete; text in Russian in Cyrillic; housed in a custom clamshell box, 520 x 364 x 60 mm, in the style of the period, in blue leather with the Russian coat of arms tooled in gilt to front, patterned paper sides and white satin lining. This monumental and exceptionally rare work, showcasing the ancient gems, crowns, orbs, sceptres, swords, furs, thrones, and other imperial regalia of the Russian rulers from the fourteenth century onwards, represents the first such catalogue of the Kremlin Armoury, a museum which had been completed in the previous year under Czar Alexander I and which is still the permanent home of these royal treasures. (The collection had originally been established by Czar Peter I in 1719). Although the title states "Part one", no second volume was issued. The inventory comprises a series of short essays that provide a historical context for each object, all of which are accompanied by a magnificent engraved plate. Among the treasures described and illustrated are Monomakh's Cap (Shapka Zolotaya), a fourteenth century gold filigree skullcap inlaid with precious stones and trimmed with sable; the Great Imperial Crown of Russia, adorned with almost 5000 diamonds and worn at coronations by Russian monarchs from Catherine the Great to Nicholas II; the crown, orb and sceptre of Czar Michael Fyodorovich, the first Czar of the Romanov Dynasty, created by Telepnev in 1627; and the sixteenth century Crown of Kazan, the second oldest in Russia, which belonged to Ediger Mahmet, the last ruler of the Tatar state of Kazan. The nucleus of this collection today forms part of the Russian Diamond Fund. Aleksei Fedorovich Malinovskii (1762­-1840), the primary author of this work, is principally known for his literary writings and translations. The royal collection to which the present work is dedicated survived the Fire of Moscow in 1812, which destroyed most of the city following the entry of Napoleon's troops after the Battle of Borodino. This lavishly produced plate book is likewise a rare survivor: only six copies are located on OCLC (all in North American collections).

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        Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

      Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet's Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline ("Terre Napoléon"), superb ethnographical and natural history plates by Nicolas-Martin Petit, and a magnificent topographical view of Sydney by Charles Alexandre Lesueur.  Paris : De L'Imprimerie Impériale, 1807-1816-1807-1811-1815-1812. Six volumes, quarto (3), small folio (2) and elephant folio (1); the complete official first edition. The two quarto volumes that comprise the narrative text (Historique) and the two small folio volumes that comprise the historical atlas (Historique Atlas) are bound in uniform contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spines with contrasting title labels and gilt ornament (the first voulme with repaired lower hinge); the quarto Navigation et Géographie text volume is bound in contemporary half calf over papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (reinforced at front hinge); the elephant folio Navigation et Géographie Atlas is bound in contemporary quarter calf over pebbled cloth, spine with gilt lettering and ornament; discreet stamps of the Marinens Bibliotek (Copenhagen), with deaccession stamps to rear pastedowns. Historique (text). Part 1, 1807. Quarto, pp [iv half-title; title], xv, 496, [v errata; contents]; Part 2, 1816. Quarto, pp xxxii, 471, frontispiece portrait of Péron by Lambert after Lesueur engraved by Langlois; two folding tables. Both fine copies. Historique Atlas. Part 1, 1807. Small folio, pp [4], 40 plates (two folding, 23 coloured); Part 2, 1811. Small folio, pp [3], 14 charts (two double-page). Both fine copies. Navigation et Géographie. Text, 1815. Quarto, pp xvi, 576, [ii errata]; Atlas, 1812. Elephant folio, pp [i], 32 charts (25 double-page). Scattered foxing throughout both volumes; one map with repaired tear. Ferguson, 449, 536, 603; Wantrup, 78b, 79a (part 1), 79b (part 2), 80a, 81.

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        The history of the helvetic confederacy. The second edition. (2nd. ed.). In 3 volumes.

      London, Printed for John Stockdale, 1807, - lg. in-8vo, title + LVI + 464 p. + 1 large folded map of Swisserland (sic) / 434 p. / 460 p., engraved Ex-Libris ?Arthur G. Soames? with devise: Vilius Virtutibus Aurum; handwritten on title ?Stratford Carring ex dono Joseph Planta March 1808?, half calf bindings, spine gilt with black leather title-piece, a fine clean copy. Very rare with the 3rd volume, not present in the National Library in Bern (Helveticat). The folded map with full title: A new map of Swisserland: Adapted to the history of the Helvetica Confederacy. J. Walker sculp.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 10252. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Plan of New York Island, Part of Long Island &c. Showing the Position of the American and British Armies, before, at, and after the Engagement on the Heights, August 27th, 1776

      Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 17 x 10.5" This important and rare map of New York City and vicinity depicts the events surrounding the Battles of Long Island and Harlem Heights, which eventually led to the British takeover of New York and vicinity, and includes army positions and movements. Covers the theater of war in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, and parts of New Jersey. Land and sea position and movements of the British and American armies are noted. Following the evacuation of the British in Boston in March 1776, the British landed huge forces to gain control of the lower Hudson and New York City. They landed on Staten Island and Long Island and managed to defeat Washington at the Battle of Long Island or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. Washington and his trapped forces managed to escape to Manhattan on August 29. The fighting finally culminated in the Battle of Harlem Heights in New York City. The American army was overpowered once more and driven northward to Westchester County and eventually across New Jersey into Pennsylvania and famously across the Delaware which became the turning point in the war. This map notes towns, fortifications, roads, and topography throughout. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds. John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.

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        Travels Through the Two Louisianas, and Among the Savage Nations of the Missouri; Also, in the United States, Along the Ohio, and the Adjacent Provinces, 1801, 1802, & 1803

      Printed for Richard Phillips By J.G. Barnard, London 1807 - 8vo. pp. 106, [2]. marbled paper boards with leather gilt label on the spine. First Edition of the English Translation, abridged from the original French of 1805. It includes an elsewhere unheard of handcoloured plate depicting "man & woman of Unalaschka", native americans. An excellent rebound copy with the original "pamphlet" intact. Landing first in Newfoundland, Perrin du Lac visited New York, Washington and Philadelphia before proceeding to Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana. He offers interesting discussion of a wide variety of subjects: the Anglo-French rivalry in the fur trade, particularly on the Upper Missouri, but with numerous references to Canada; the early history of Louisiana; the customs and habits of the various native tribes of the region. The last chapter relates the life of George Augustus Bowles, an Englishman who became chief of the Creek Nation. Perrin du Lac’s account of his trip up the Missouri River as far as central South Dakota with a fur trading expedition in 1802 was probably actually borrowed from the journal of St. Louis trader Jean Baptiste Trudeau. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie bibliografiche per la storia della tipografia pavese del secolo XV raccolte e presentate da Siro Comi

      dalla Stamperia Bolzani, 1807. In-8°, pp. XXXII, 142, (2), bella legatura in piena pelle nocciola con ai piatti duplice filetto lineare e seconda cornice intrecciata a motivi floreali e puntiformi con agli angoli rosoni che vengono ripetuti nel decoro del dorso, il tutto inciso in oro. Titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli rossi Rara e interessante bibliografia sull'edizioni stampate a Pavia nel XV secolo. Stupendo esemplare

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        Le Depart de la Perouse, Ou Les Navigateurs Modernes, Poeme;

      Paris: Leopold Collin, 1807. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. viii,(9)-59,(1), 4 pages of adspp. Octavo. Bound in modern brown wrappers. Half title. Untrimmed. Text generally very clean. Old small unobtrusive institutional stamp on the back of the title page. very good Ferguson 442, Sabin 2500. This narrative poem commemorates the departure of la Perouse and despairing of the 20 year absense of the explorer. It was not until 1826 when Peter Dillion discovered the evidense of the fate of the Expedition and the crews. Over the almost 40 years and a number of searching expedition many scarce publications were issued of which this is one. There also was a third edition issued in 1812. 1807

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        (1) TWO LOUISIANAS...AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS (2) N-E OF SIBERIA (3) ST PETERSBURGH TO GERMANY (4) TRAVELS INTERIOR AMERICA...CAPTAINS LEWIS & CLARK (5) WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA (6) TOUR OF SHEERAZ (7) TRAVELS ITALY TO ENGLAND VOL VI in Series: a collection of modern and contemporary voyages and travels: containing, i. translations from foreign languages, of voyages never before translated. ii original voyages and travels never before published. iii. analyses of new voyages

      London: Richard Phillips. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1807. First English Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Contemporary 3/4 leather over scuffed marbled boards. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Text tight. Early owner's ink stamp on title page. Condition of individual books as noted after each title. Each book was issued separately throughout the year. Binding Instruction including insertion of plates is at the end of the volume although they were sometimes bound individually. These books were of considerable interest because, at the time, they were one of the only sources of information as to current conditions in foreign countries. Most travel & exploration books were of a more historical nature. There were 10 or more volumes published in this series. Full Titles: (1) "TRAVELS THROUGH THE TWO LOUISIANAS AND AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS OF THE MISSOURI; ALSO, IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG THE OHIO, AND THE ADJACENT PROVINCES IN 1801, 1802 & 1803" by M. Perrin Du Lac, translated from the French. Title page + 106pp. + 2pp index. Light waterstain on approx 1/3 of lower quarter of pages. (2) "VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH-EAST OF SIBERIA, THE FROZEN OCEAN....." by Gawrila Sarytschew, Russian Imperial Major General, translated from the Russian. Title page + 80pp + index at rear (lacks plate of man & woman in Unilaschka). (3) "TRAVELS FROM ST. PETERSBURGH THROUGH MOSCOW, GRODNO, WARSAW, BRESLAW..TO GERMANY IN...1805" by G. Reinbeck, translated from the German. Title page +160pp + fold out plate "Palace of the Czars" (lower corners dampstained) + index at rear. (4) "TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AMERICA COMMUNICATING DISCOVERIES MADE IN EXPLORING THE MISSOURI, RED RIVER AND WASHITA, BY CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, DR SIBLEY AND MR DUNBAR; WITH A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT" As Laid Before the Senate by the President of the United States and Never Before Published in Great Britain (an edition of 1000 copies was published inWashington in 1806). Title page + 116pp + index at rear. Illustrated with charts & a folding table. Information on Indian tribes, flora, fauna, geography & first account of Texas in book form. Nice condition: quite rare. (5) "ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO THE WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA; PERFORMED BY HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP FAVOURITE IN THE YEAR 1805" by F. B. Spilsbury, surgeon to the Favourite. Title page + 2pp ad + 43pp + index + 2 fold-out & 5 full page plates dealing mainly with slavery (lacks 2 plates). Light scattered foxing. Parts (6) & (7) [ Analyses of New Works of Voyages and Travels Lately Published in London] are summaries of larger works & do not have title pages. (6) " ANALYSES A VOYAGE TO SHEERAZ, BY THE ROUTE OF KAZROON AND FEEROZABAD; ....MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAWS, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF THE PERSIANS..." by Edward Scott Waring. 64pp + index in rear. (7) "TRAVELS IN THE YEAR 1806 FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND, THROUGH THE TYROL, STYRIA, BOHEMIA, GALLICIA, POLAND AND LAVONIA" by Marquis De Salvo. 32pp. World Travel, Americana, Africa, Russia, Persia, Native American, Slavery ; B.W. Plates; 8vo; 600 pages .

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        Annales maç..., dédiées à son Altesse Sérénissime, le Prince Cambacérès, Archi-chancelier de l`Empire.

      Paris, Caillot 1807 - 1810.. Bde. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 und 8 (von 8 erschienenen). Tit., SS. (9)-331 (so komplett!) Dekorative grüne HLdr.-Bde. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. 14,5 x 9 cm. Querard I, 197; Wolfstieg 864. - Relativ seltene französische Freimaurer-Zeitschrift. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. etwas fleckig.

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        A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. LEWIS AND CAPT. CLARKE OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER MISSOURI THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, DURING THE YEARS 1804, 1805 & 1806

      Pittsburgh: Printed by Zadok Cramer, for David M'Keehan, 1807. FIRST EDITION. This is the first appearance of the first published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, described by Streeter as "one of the essential books for an Americana collection." A carpenter by training, Gass was in charge of constructing winter accommodations for the party, and his knowledge of building informs his observations here about forts and native architecture. This account was based on journals the sergeant kept during the explorations, and it was an immediate success with a public hungry for information about the western frontier. By the time the official account of Captains Lewis and Clark appeared in 1814, Gass's journal had appeared in multiple editions published as far away as London, Paris, and Weimar. Wagner-Camp observes that Gass "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades," dying in 1870, at the age of 99.. 170 x 105 mm. (6 1/8 x 4 1/8"). 262 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine divided into panels by double gilt rules, gilt titling. With ink inscriptions of several 19th century owners on title page. Graff 1516; Howes G-77; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:1. Front joint cracked but not at all wobbly, extremities a bit rubbed, text rather browned and foxed due to poor paper quality, otherwise a very good copy with no significant defects. This is the first appearance of the first published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, described by Streeter as "one of the essential books for an Americana collection." A carpenter by training, Gass was in charge of constructing winter accommodations for the party, and his knowledge of building informs his observations here about forts and native architecture. This account was based on journals the sergeant kept during the explorations, and it was an immediate success with a public hungry for information about the western frontier. By the time the official account of Captains Lewis and Clark appeared in 1814, Gass's journal had appeared in multiple editions published as far away as London, Paris, and Weimar. Wagner-Camp observes that Gass "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades," dying in 1870, at the age of 99.

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        An essay on transparent prints, and on transparencies in general. London, the author, Longman & Co., etc. (printed by J. G. Barnard), 1807. Imperial 4to (36.5 x 26 cm). With the text in English and French. With 16 (of 20) engraved "plates" (many in aquatint), including the frontispiece, 1 double-page plate and 4 half-page engravings; plus 6 coloured-paper cut-outs tipped to one page, and 2 wood-engraved tailpieces. 6 of the plates are hand-coloured as published, not only on the front, but also on parts of the reverse, to give special effects when viewed by transmitted light. A seventh plate is also highlighted with silver-gray. Mid-19th-century half calf, rebacked with most of the original gold-tooled backstrip laid down.

      Abbey, England 230; not in Tooley, Coloured plates. A detailed account of techniques for making prints intended for viewing with transmitted light, both as prints for viewing on their own and as decorative windows and window hangings, Chinese and Western lamps, fans, partition screens, panels, etc. The illustrations include many examples of the prints themselves, six of them coloured on both the front and parts of the back (and a seventh highlighted) for viewing with transmitted light. The book also discusses making mock stained-glass by oiling cut-out pieces of coloured paper. Six examples, each with one part oiled and the rest not, are tipped onto one page. The double-page plate contains 17 figures showing transparent prints incorporated into lamps, screens, etc.Abbey does not follow the book's own numbering. The odd manner of incorporating the engravings, with some on integral leaves but some of the text on inserted leaves, caused confusion leading to irregular pagination.With the green bookseller's ticket of Matthew Thackray in Manchester on the front paste-down. Lacking 4 plates (3, 6, 11 and 12 by the book's own numbering; 4, 14, 15 and 19 by Abbey's numbering), and with a tear repaired through 1 plate and through 1 page of text. With only minor browned patches from the colouring. The binding is rubbed. Otherwise in good condition.

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        DELINEATIONS OF ST ANDREWS; BEING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EVERY THING REMARKABLE IN THE HISTORY AND PRESENT STATE OF THE CITY

      Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill, et al., 1807. FIRST EDITION y. This is an invaluable early book on the history of St. Andrews in general and more specifically on St. Andrews as the home of the game of golf, offered here in the publisher's original boards. Among other things, the final chapter, entitled "The Company of Golfers," gives a short history of golf, provides "an idea of the nature of this elegant amusement," and describes how the earliest golf balls (called "featheries" on account of their stuffing) were made. The inscription at the front, done in the year of publication, suggests that the author has died, but we have been unable to find out anything about him beyond what can be inferred from the book. He may have been (or wanted to be) well connected: the volume is dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Moncreiffe, who must have been Lady Elizabeth Ramsay, daughter of the earl of Dalhousie, wife to Sir Thomas Moncreiffe, and a woman of considerable wealth (who died in 1848 when her dress caught fire). Despite the fact that we own two copies, the first printing of Grierson's "Delineations" is rare in any binding, but especially so in a temporary one like ours: ABPC lists just four copies at auction since 1975, one of them in boards (but with major condition issues).. 197 x 114 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 1/2"). 2 p.l., [v]-viii, 244 pp. FIRST EDITION. PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL BLUE BOARDS, paper label on spine, edges untrimmed. In a felt-lined, morocco-backed folding box. Four engraved plates (three views and a city plan). Front free endpaper inscribed, "Edin. 27th April 1807 / Agnes Cockburn / in memory / of the author." Donovan & Murdoch 270. Boards a little soiled, front joint cracked (rear joint starting at tail), extremities with the expected considerable wear, spine label chipped (with a fourth of the letters gone), but the boards still attached, and the extremely insubstantial publisher's binding still appealing because of its original materials. Title page with a bit of offsetting from frontispiece, isolated minor foxing in text, other trivial imperfections, but an excellent copy internally, the untrimmed leaves bright, fresh, and clean, with all of their ample margins intact. This is an invaluable early book on the history of St. Andrews in general and more specifically on St. Andrews as the home of the game of golf, offered here in the publisher's original boards. Among other things, the final chapter, entitled "The Company of Golfers," gives a short history of golf, provides "an idea of the nature of this elegant amusement," and describes how the earliest golf balls (called "featheries" on account of their stuffing) were made. The inscription at the front, done in the year of publication, suggests that the author has died, but we have been unable to find out anything about him beyond what can be inferred from the book. He may have been (or wanted to be) well connected: the volume is dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Moncreiffe, who must have been Lady Elizabeth Ramsay, daughter of the earl of Dalhousie, wife to Sir Thomas Moncreiffe, and a woman of considerable wealth (who died in 1848 when her dress caught fire). Despite the fact that we own two copies, the first printing of Grierson's "Delineations" is rare in any binding, but especially so in a temporary one like ours: ABPC lists just four copies at auction since 1975, one of them in boards (but with major condition issues).

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

      London: George Kearsley, 1807. Two volumes complete. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title in gilt to second panel, volume to fifth, remaining panels with repeated gilt decoration, covers with decorative border of fillets and roll, with flower and fruit swags and vases, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving original spines, slightly scuffed to extremities, with a couple of small marks to covers. Inner hinges strengthened, text lightly browned, with some light off-setting, botanical plates generally quite bright and clean, architectural plates browned to edges. With sixty-one hand-coloured engraved botanical plates engraved by F. Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (with a duplicate plate twenty-eight) and thirteen uncoloured architectural plates. The Foyle copy, with the leather Beeleigh Abbey bookplate to front pastedown. Nissen BBI 479; Great Flower Books page 115. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Edwards, Sydenham. 4to.

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        A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: comprehending all the Modern Improvements in the Art; whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying out,

      London: printed for George Kearsley by R. Taylor and Co, 1807. Contemporary tree calf. Very Good. 3 Volumes. 4to. Contemporary tree calf with scuffing and abrasion to leather on boards. Collation: Text divided into two volumes: Vol. 1 A-H; Vol. 2- J-Z with addition and Index. The text is unnumbered. Plates have been separated into third volume. The plates consist of 61 hand colored copper engravings numbered 1-60 with bis plate 10. There are an additional 13 uncolored plates of horticultural growing frames, greenhouses and single plate of garden tools. All plates have tissue guard. There is minor to moderate marginal foxing on the uncolored plates. Dickson published this dictionary using the pseudonym of Alexander McDonald. The color plates have strong color and include several images per plate set in artistic manner. This is the first appearance of Edwards' plates which were subsequently re-issued in 1812 as The New Botanic Garden and The New Flora Britannica. This dictionary was published in two volumes. One of the owners of this set, William Kent or William Martin, had separated the plates from text to facilitate easier use and study. For example, it is much easier to compare the text details for a plant in the Dictionary with an image of same found in the plate book. Provenance: Book plate of William Kent in all volumes and signature of William Martin. There is a naval officer named William Kent who traveled to Australia and other islands bringing back to England on 22 December 1805 on the Buffaloa collection of birds and plants for Admiral Lord St. Vincent and Sir Joseph Banks. William Martin was a naturalist and actor who made numerous fossil collections in Derbyshire, publishing two books, the second, Petrificata Derbiensia, was dedicated to Banks. This work completed his earlier work on the Carboniferous limestone fossils which he illustrated with his own drawings.This is a most attractive and informative collection of flowering plants, greenhouses and garden tools with descriptions and use in the written text. The separation and collection of the plates into one volume makes it much easier for the reader to relate text to specific flower or image. (DeBelder 102; Nissen BBI 479; Sitwell & Blunt p.115)

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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden - Carlsruhe im Verlag bei Chr. Fried. Müller 1807':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Christian Friedrich Müller in Karlsruhe, dat. 1807, 46,5 x 37 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 293. - Am 12. Juli 1806 trat Kurfürst Karl Friedrich dem von Kaiser Napoleon I. dominierten Rheinbund bei und nahm den Titel eines Großherzogs an. - Mit dem Beitritt zum Rheinbund erwarb Baden unter anderem auch die Landeshoheit über die Fürstentümer Fürstenberg und Leiningen, die Grafschaft Wertheim links des Mains mit der Residenzstadt Wertheim, die Landgrafschaft Klettgau, die Grafschaft Tengen sowie die Besitzungen des Fürsten von Salm-Reifferscheid-Krautheim nördlich der Jagst. - Die Karte zeigt das Grossherzogtum Baden. - Oben links Insetkarte mit den jetzt zu Baden gehörigen Gebieten am Main; darüber Titelkartusche. - Seltene Karte!

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        HOURS OF IDLENESS, A Series of Poems Original and Translated.

      S & J Ridge. 1807 - pp. xiv, 187. 8vo. Full modern contemporary style calf. New endpapers. 1st edition, 1st issue. No half title. Wise Vol 1. p7. Randolph p7. Coleridge Vol 7. p249. p 5 where where on lines 2 & 3, p 114 Thnnder misprinted for thunder, p171 numbered correctly, & p 181 thc misprinted for the. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        17 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 72 S., 8. Umfang- und inhaltsreiche Korrespondenz des bedeutenden französischen Philosophen und Soziologen, der u.a. großen Einfluß auf Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Louis Veuillot, Léon Bloy, René de La Tour du Pin, Georges Bernanos oder Pierre Virion ausübte. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Eigenh. Manuskript u. 3 kurze eigenh. Briefe (davon 2 m. eigenh. Unterschrift).

      Zus. 7 S., 8 (Manuskript) u. 12 (Briefe). Das interessante 4-seitige Manuskript über die Herstellung von photographischem Papier. - Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de Marmont, Marschall von Frankreich und Colonel général der chasseurs à cheval, war einer der gebildetsten und tüchtigsten Feldherren des französischen Kaiserreiches. Nach seiner militärischen Laufbahn verlebte er seine letzten Lebensjahre in Wien und Venedig. Marmont ist auch Verfasser mehrer militärischer Werke sowie von bedeutenden Reisebeschreibungen. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        45 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 143 S., 8 bis 4. Der Empfänger der teils in Französisch, teils in Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Ein Brief mit kl. Ausriß m. min. Textverlust. -

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