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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF SHAKSPEARE, AND OF ANCIENT MANNERS

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. First edition. Some minor rubbing, but quite sound and presentable. First edition. Two volumes. xv, 526p; [ii], 500p. With text illustrations and eight plates engraved on wood by J. Berryman. Bound by White of Pall Mall in full tan morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with red and brown title labels gilt and with extensive floral ornaments in the panels, triple-ruled fillet cover borders, dentelles. " The edition of Shakspeare used in the compilation of these volumes, and to which the pages cited refer, is the last published by Mr. Steevens himself, in fifteen volumes 8vo, 1793; but in order to facilitate a reference to most other editions, the acts and scenes of the plays are specified." (Preface endnote). The scarce first edition. Jaggard. p. 82. Vol. II with the bookplate of Edward Huth of Wykehurst Park, perhaps the Edward who was the son of the famous book collector Henry Huth (1815-1878).

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        Hollands arcadia of de vermaarde rivier Den Amstel, vertonende alle deszelfs lustplaatzen, herenhuizen en dorpen, [...]. Amsterdam: L. Schenk, 1730. [Gebonden met:] Hollands Tempe verherelykt [...]. Amsterdam: L. Schenk, [1728]. [En met:] Spiegel van Amsterdams zomervreugd [...]. [Amsterdam: L. Schenk, z.j.].

      Folio, half perkament, (20) + (100) + (14) + (30) + (6) + (20) p., ill. Titelpagina van het derde werk mist, verder goed exemplaar. Lit: Tiele 51 (als Hollandsche Arkadia)."Drie van de topografische plaatwerken van Rademaker met resp. 100, 30 en 20 gravures. Alle drie in eerste druk met mooie frisse drukken. Alle drie werken hebben uitvoerige gedichten door G. Tysens met beschrijvingen van de afgebeelde gebouwen. Er bestaan herdrukken uit de 18de eeuw en in 1807 verscheen nog een verzameluitgave van dertien werken van Rademaker, Stoopendaal, De Leth, Brouërius van Niedek e.a. onder de titel ‘Hollandsche Arkadia in 600 en meer afbeeldingen van land- en watergezichten. Dit betrof: 1. Overtoom; 2. De Amstel; 3. De Vechtstroom; 4. Het Watergraafs- of Diemermeer; 5. De trekvaart van Amsterdam tot Polanen; 6. Alkmaar; 7. Het zegepralent Kennemerlant; 8. Rhijnland; 9. Oudewater; 10. Den Haag; 11. Vlaardingen; 12. Delft; 13. Dordrecht."

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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.

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        Topograpisch militärische karte vom vormaligen Neu Ostpreussen oder dem jetziger Nördlichen Theil des Herzogthums Warschau, nebst dem Russischen District. Mit Alterhöchster Genechmigung aus der grossen, unter Leitung des General Quartiermeisters General-Lieutenants v. Geusau, und unter örtlicher Aussicht des Quartiermeisters Oberst-Lieutenants v. Stein aufgenommenen Vermessungs Karte auf XV Blaetter reducirt, nach eigenen trigonometrischen Messungen und astronomischen Beoabachtungen berichtigt, und nach d

      Berlín: D. F. Sotzmann, 1807 Berlín: D. F. Sotzmann, 1807. . Contemporary marbled card board box. VG+. "Composite map, scale 1:152.500, irregular size 2605x2550mm, copperplate engraving, printed with 15 plates, but distributed in 13 sheets mounted on linen: 9 sheets of 425x580mm and 4 of 425x865mm. Placed in contemporary marbled card board box. - // Sheet 1, title; Sheet 2,  Carl Maré [1772-1835] situat. sculpt,. Berlin, Heinrich Kliewer [fl. 1793-1840] script. sculpc. ; Sheet 3, no data; Sheet 4, C. Maré situat. sculpt., Heinrich Kliewer script. sculpc. ; Sheet 5,  Situation gravé par C. Mare a Berlin, Heinrich Kliewer Script. Sculpc. ; Sheets 6 and 7, no data; Sheet 8,  Heinrich kliewer Script. ; Sheet 9,  Situation gravé par C. Mare a Berlin 1807, Heinrich Kliewer Script. Sculpc. ; Sheet 10,  Erklaerung der Zeichen, Carl Mare Situat. Fe .in Berlin, Heinrich Kliewer Script. Sculpc. ; Sheet 11,  l Ecriture gravé par Charles Mare a Berlin ; Sheet 12, with scales legend,  C. Maré situat. sculpt., Heinrich Kliewer script. sculpc. ; Sheet 13,  C. Maré Situat. Sculp. in Berlin .- // Clean sheets with a few slight stains. Board box scratched. In all, very good condition.- // Provenance.: François de la Grange exlibris over labels from  Charles Piquet, Geographe Graveur du Cabinet topographique de S.M. l Empereur et Roi, et se S.m. le Roi de Hollande .- // References.: Not in Rumsey; Maps4u.lt, 34. Spectacular and renamed composite map, in its very rare first issuing Berlin-Paris, collecting the  New East Prussia arosed after the third partition of Poland in 1795, when Prusia incorporated herself part of Poland and the Great Duchy of Lithuania. The survey for the map began the same year directed by general von Stein, being the general von Gesau the person in charge of the works of triangulation. Geographical works ended in 1800, but the map, scale 1: 33300, was never published. On the basis of this work, and taking advantage of the astronomical observations he had supervised for the survey carried out by Friedrich Bernhardt Engelhardt (1768-1854) in his campaign from 1796 to 1802, Lieutenant Johann Christoph von Textor prepared, a few years later, an 1:152500 scale reduction composite map. The edition was prepared by Daniel F. Sotzmann, being the engraver Carl Maré, but before all the sheets were printed(1) the plates and available imprints were sequestered by the Napoleonic invaders. So the first complete imprint, to which this copy corresponds, was not finished in Berlin, but in Paris in 1807. Only its second edition was totally printed in Berlin in 1808 (reetching at less the title on first sheet)(2). Prussia could not, however, take advantage of the administrative opportunities of this great cartographic work because, at the same time the map was printed in Paris, New East Prussia was ceded by the Tilsit Treaties (July 1807): Plozk department to the Warsaw Duchy and BiaBystok department to the Russian Empire. The 15 map plates were distributed in 13 sheets, since leaves formed by IIa and IIIa, and by Va and IXa, were envisaged as an extension of their associated leaves II, III, V and IX. The set was marketed by Charles Piquet (1771-1827), to whom François de la Grange bought it. The only complete copy (like this) of this first complete issue dated 1807 we have been able to locate is preserved in the Czech National Library. We are not sure about the completion of the Strasbourg National University Library copy. (1) Map prospectus with detailed information about survey and cartographic works was published in Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden 13 (1804) Januar: 95-111. The publication of the sheets 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 and 13 was announced in the same journal, 21 (1806) November: 327-329, and that of sheets 5, 6 and 7, in 23 (1807) Mai: 101-103. (2) See Soltzmann s letter answering a question from F. J. Bertuch (about a gap in sheet VI), published in Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden 38 (1812) August: 509-510, and the affaire French version in H.M.A. Berthaut: Les ingénieurs géographes militaires, 1624-1831.- Paris: Impr. du ser vice géographique, 1902, v. 2, p. 39-40 and 417."

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        Hollandsche Arkadia in zeshonderd en meer afbeeldingen ... naar het leven geteekend en in het koper gebragt door de Hollandsche meesters A. Rademaker, C. Pronk ... Amsterdam, J.S. van Esveldt-Holtrop, 1807.

      "Gebonden in half leer uit de tijd, met rugversiering en rood marokijn titelschildje. Scharnier achter gebroken, achterplat los. Scharnier voor sleets. Ex libris E. Huydecoper. Exemplaar op klein-mediaan papier. Bevat 4 gegraveerde titels, 1 uitslaande kaart, 616 gezichten op 315 bladen.Uitvoerige beschrijving bij Tiele 51, waarin de delen zijn beschreven, waaruit deze bundeling van latere afdrukken is samengesteld. B0492Inhoud:1. Overtoom/Amstelveen/Sloten 20 gezichten.2. Amstel/Ouderkerk/Abcoude-Loenersloot/Wetering 100 gezichten.3. Vechtstroom, titel en 102 gezichten.4. Diemer- en Watergraafsmeer, titel en 60 gezichten.5. Trekvaart Amsterdam-Spaarnwoude-Haarlem/Marquette-Alkmaar 30 gezichten.6. Alkmaar 24 gezichten.7. Kennemerland, 2 titels, uitslaande kaart en 100 gezichten.8. Rijnland 100 gezichten.9. Oudewater 5 gezichten.10. Den Haag 19 gezichten, waaronder een profiel.11. Vlaardingen 10 gezichten.12. Delft 41 gezichten.13. Dordrecht 5 gezichten.".

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        THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL, and the Grasshopper's Feast. Said to be written for the Use of his Children by Mr Roscoe.

      1807. Fifteen engraved, unnumbered leaves printed on one side only. Illustrated with a plain engraved frontispiece and thirteen other plain engravings throughout after designs by William Mulready. Original wrappers with two small engravings on upper wrappers. First edition, but some issues have earlier watermarks. See Moon 725.

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        [TRANSPORTATION] Traité sur la police de Londres :

      contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir....Traduit de l'Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers with three late nineteenth to early twentieth century bookplates, pp 424, 466 (clean and fresh), tables (2 folding). The Scottish lawyer, statistician and public reformer Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820) was appointed as Magistrate in the East End of London in 1785. In 1796 he published his major work on criminology, A treatise on the police of the Metropolis, which used rigorous statistical analysis of crime and social conditions as the basis for propounding practical solutions to the causes and effects of crime in the capital. Colquhoun's examination of the penal system provided a sufficiently theoretical model for it to create interest in America and France. The set we offer here is the first French edition of this work, based on the sixth (corrected and enlarged) English edition. Colquhoun put forward radical new ideas such as productive convict labour, the appointment of paid magistrates and the creation of a preventive police force. (In 1798, after intellectual collaboration with the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, Colquhoun succeeded in making this last proposal a reality when he founded the Thames River Police, the first preventive police force in Britain, funded by the West India Planters Committees and the West India Merchants to combat crime in the Pool of London). In his discussion of criminal punishment, Colquhoun criticises both the use of prison hulks and transportation to overseas penal colonies. His analysis of the system of transportation to New South Wales concludes that it is much too expensive for the public purse, and suggests improvements which might minimise costs involved. He also argues strongly in favour of utilising the skills or basic manpower of convicts in productive labour, a concept which he not only regards as beneficial to the community but also potentially effective in reducing the incidence of recidivistic behaviour. Scarce. One example of this edition recorded in Australian collections (SLNSW).

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        The Pocket Farrier, or Approved Receipts Collected from different authors with an Intent to cure or assist any immediate accidents that may happen to a horse till further help can be had

      Philadelphia: Published by Jacob Johnson. 1807. 64mo. Measuring 2.5" x 4". 27, [4] index pp. Marbled paper over boards. Rubbing on the paper over the boards, small splits to the paper along the spine, slight age-toning or creases on a couple of pages, a handsome very good or better copy, and a surprising survival. .

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        Ueber das Verhältniß der bildenden Künste zu der Natur. Eine Rede . gehalten in der öffentlichen Versammlung der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München.

      München, Philipp Krüll 1807. - Goed. V,12,18; Schneeberger 93;Jost 44: ". Von dieser ersten Auflage wurden nur wenige Abzüge hergestellt." Schelling widmete die Rede Ludwig I. von Bayern zum Namensfest.

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        A Voyage To the Demerary, Containing A Statistical Account Of The Settlements There, And Of Those On The Essequebo, The Berbice, And Other Contiguous Rivers Of Guyana.

      

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        Rhetorical Gesture and Action, Adpated to the English Drama From a Work on the Same Subject by M Engel, Member of the Royal Academy of Berlin

      London, 1807. First edition. 8vo. 66 engravings. Errata, index, and publisher's catalogue at rear.

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        Travels through the Canadas, Containing a Description of the Pictureque Scenery on 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.

      

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        A Dictionary of the English Language; Compiled for the Use of Common Schools in the United States

      Sidney's Press, New-Haven 1807 - Rear endpaper out. Covers worn, page edges; 8vo; 306 pages Good browning & pages yellowed. Some waterstains. Ink label darkened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of New York or the Traveller's Guide, Through the Commercial Metropolis of the United States

      I. Riley and Co., New York 1807 - First edition. 16mo. Contemporary quarter leather and papercovered boards. 223 ,[1]pp. (the contents pages [217]- 223, are inserted before the text). Ex-library copy with stamp on copyright page; withdrawn stamp on front fly, name struck through on the title page. A fair only copy lacking the folding map, spine partially perished and replaced with older book cloth, itself worn, and wear to the boards. The earliest guidebook to New York, the next two were published in 1814 and 1817. *Howes* M703: "Inspired Irving's burlesque *Knickerbocker history*." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,: the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire . . . and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China.

      London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807 - John Barrow accompanied Macartney's embassy as comptroller of household, and later became a senior official at the Admiralty and supporter of numerous voyages of exploration. His life of Macartney includes portions, edited and polished, of Macartney's original journal of his embassy to China, which, while consulted by Staunton in compiling his account of the embassy was not published in full until 1962. Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I p. 43 A rather good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. The title page of volume one is browned, and occasional age-toning to paper and a few spots appear elsewhere. First edition Two volumes, quarto, pp. xii, 608; [iv], 531; portrait-frontispiece.

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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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        Messe à 4 voix, avec accompagnement de 2 Violons, Viola et Basse, 2 Hautbois, 2 Bassons, 2 Cors, 2 Trompettes, Timbales et Orgue. N° V. Partition. Pr. 4 Thaler [Missa Cellensis, Hob. XXII: 5]

      - Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 613] [1807]. 148 pp. in-Folio obl. Partitura orchestrale e voci. Privo di legatura e di piatto inferiore. Leggere annotazioni a matita all’interno. Esemplare brunito con lievi macchie di umidità diffuse ai piatti e alle pagine di musica, peraltro in buono stato di conservazione. Contiene i seguenti brani: Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie (Fuga), Gloria, Qui tollis, Quoniam, Cum Sancto, Credo, Et incarnatus, Et resurrexit, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Dona. Prima edizione della Messa in do maggiore per soli, coro e orchestra, Hob.XXII:5 (Missa Cellensis in honorem Beatissimae Virginis Mariae). Composta nel 1766 per il Santuario di Mariazell (Maria cellensis) in Stiria, non fu pubblicata fino al 1807 [Hoboken II, pp. 78-79; Hirsch IV, p. 797; RISM, H 2501; Eitner V, p. 67]. La "Missa Cellensis", detta impropriamente Missa Sancte Ceciliae o Cäcilienmesse, è la prima grande composizione sacra di Haydn, scritta nei primi anni della sua permanenza ad Eisenstadt, la splendida residenza a sud-est di Vienna dei principi Esterhàzy [ ] preceduta nel catalogo sacro di Haydn da una Missa brevis del 1749/50, appartiene al tipo della messa-cantata, in cui ogni parte dell' ordinarium Missae (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei) viene divisa al proprio interno in differenti sezioni fra loro contrastanti, affidate a una vasta orchestra, coro, e quattro solisti di canto. Del tutto piena e convinta è l'adesione di Haydn al cosiddetto stilus mixtus, ovvero lo stile della messa concertata napoletana, che alternava brani in stile "antico" e contrappuntistico - riservati a determinati momenti topici della messa - ed altri in stile "moderno" e profano [A. Quattrocchi]. Risale a tempi relativamente recenti (1950) la ricostruzione della Missa cellensis nella sua forma integrale, essendo nota sino a quella data solo nella versione abbreviata pubblicata da Breitkopf & Härtel nel 1807. La ricomposizione dei frammenti dispersi del manoscritto ha anche permesso di accertare la vera destinazione della messa. Il titolo di CäcilienMesse, con cui ancora oggi viene talvolta presentata, risale alla seconda metà dell’Ottocento, quando era tradizione della Confraternita di Santa Cecilia a Vienna farla eseguire per l’annuale celebrazione nel duomo di Santo Stefano [A. Lanza]. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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] Carnation Plum, Wine Sour Plum, Dauphine Plum

      G. Brookshaw, [London] 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

      C. P. Wayne, Philadelphia 1807 - 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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