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        Corinne ou l’Italie. Tome premier (e Tome second)

      Ã  la Librairie Stéréotipe, chez H. Nicolle, 1807. 8vo (cm. 20), 2 Voll., 2 cc.nn., 425(3) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 511(3) pp. Legature coeve in piena tela verde con titoli oro al ds. Piccola maglia d’inchiostro al taglio del secondo vol. ma ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione pubblicata lo stesso anno di quella apparsa senza il nome dell’editore, da alcuni ritenuta l’edizione originale. E’ questo il più conosciuto romanzo di Madame De Stael, uno dei più importanti del primo Romanticismo francese.

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        Domestic Medicine or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen & Simple Medicines. With an Appendix containing a Dispensation for the Use of Private Practitioners. To which is added Observations on Diet; Recommending a Method of Living Less Expensive, and More Conductive to Health, than the Present. WITH: Advice to Mothers on the Subject of Their Own Health

      Charleston, (S.C.): printed and sold by John Hoff, at the Wholesale and Retail-Bookstore, No. 6, Broad-Street, 1807. The First Charleston Edition, Enlarged from the Author's last Revisal. xxxi, [3], 35-482; vi, [1], 8-120 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked, retaining original endpapers. The First Charleston Edition, Enlarged from the Author's last Revisal. xxxi, [3], 35-482; vi, [1], 8-120 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Austin 305

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        Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine

      1807. First Edition . DE LA BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere, Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver to Philippe le Bon, Duke of Burgundy, to Palestine, and His Return from Jerusalem Overland to France, During the Years 1432 & 1433. [England]: At the Hafod Press, by James Henderson, 1807. Tall octavo, 20th-century three-quarter vellum, red morocco spine label. $1500.First edition in English of this combined Middle Eastern travel narrative and comprehensive investigation of international relations between the Ottoman Empire and its allies, written to support the commencement of the Crusades, with double-page engraved map of Tartary, handsomely bound.At the instruction of the Duc de Bourgogne, la Brocquiere undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in order to investigate whether Europe could be liberated from Ottoman rule. This work offers a critical assessment of the relations between the Turks, Greeks, and their allies during the period in question. Furthermore, it urges the French, English, and Germans to band together as a unified force to overthrow the Ottoman Empire. La Brocquiere thus became the authoritative Western voice in support of the Crusades. This work was originally written in manuscript and then subsequently extracted from the original volume in the National Library at Paris and put into modern French by M. le Grand DÂ’Aussy. This is the first edition in English, translated by Thomas Johnes. Light foxing to interior. A near-fine copy.

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        THE ELEPHANT'S BALL, and Grand Fete Champetre: intended as a companion to those much-admired pieces, The Butterfly's Ball, and The Peacock At Home. Illustrated with elegant engravings.

      16 pages of text. Frontispiece and seven other engraved plates, after William Mulready. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Some browning and spotting; the book has been cut in such a way that the title on the front wrapper and the advert' on the rear are slightly trimmed; else very good. Moon (32)1.

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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 Russiam Empire: A sketch of the political history of Ireland: and a journal of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China: with an Appendix to each volume.

      London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1807. - 2 volumes in-quarto, XII-608-[IV]-531 p., bound in full contemporary calf, title page slightly browned, with a portrait-frontispice, in very good condition. Unfortunately, the first board of the first volume is nearly detached (to be repaired). A very nice copy of this biography of the Earl of Macartney, first British Ambassador to the Kingdom of China.

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      Late Edo manuscript copy of the long preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun

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        THE MILITIA REGISTER. Agreeably to a law passed June the 22nd 1793. This book has been preserved for the Company of Cavalry now commanded by Captain John Conant to be kept by the clerk as an orderly book of said company.

      Not published, Topsfield, (MA) 1807 - Manuscript orderly book; contains 62 pages of handwritten text by many different persons serving the Militia. Quarto; original full leather binding is heavily worn, with moderate rubbing at extremities, and hinges cracked and damaged, and some pages are loose. Spine is darkened from staining, and the first several pages are also stained and rippled. Sylvanus Dodge, father of Grenville Mellen Dodge (1831-1916), served as clerk of the Company of Cavalry, Massachusetts Militia, 1828-1830. Sergeant Dodge made the final entry in this register. Apparently, Sylvanus Dodge retained the register and it was kept in the family. At some time his son Grenville Mellen Dodge, probably as a youth, wrote (signed) his name in two pages of the register. G. M. Dodge is the son of Sylvanus and Julia Therese (Phillips) Dodge. U. S. Militia, Cavalry, Military. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrazione del Prato della Valle ossia della Piazza delle Statue di Padova.

      Padova, Nel Seminario, 1807, due parti riunite in un volume in-8vo (cm. 16 x 23) brossura muta coeva, pp. XVI-441 pp. Prima edizione. Fondamentale testimonianza per la storia della pi grande piazza di Padova "Il Prato della Valle" e importante fonte di notizie bio-bibliografiche sui pi celebri cittadini padovani e personaggi veneti. Lauro n. 680Prima edizione. 2 parti in un volume.

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        Le Vite de' più eccellenti Pittori Scultori e Architetti... illustrate con note.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani, 1807. Sedici volumi di cm. 21, pp. oltre 5.000 complessive. Ritratto del Vasari all'antiporta del primo volume, ritratti incisi su tavole fuori testo ad illustrare ciascuna biografia e tavole anche più volte ripiegate. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione del capolavoro vasariano. Cfr. Gamba (1727): "Tra le molte ristampe elle Vite del Vasari... questa è la più copiosa, racchiudendo tutte le illustrazioni dell'opera, aggiunte per lp addietro dal Bottari, dal P. Della Valle, e da altri. Oltre alle Vite, stanno, (nel vol. II) la lunga lettera di G.B. Adriani al Vasari e, nel vol XVI la Descrizione dell'Apparato per le Nozze del Principe Don Francesco di Toscana. Altro pregio ha quest'edizione, e consiste in alcune Postille di Anonimo dle secolo XVII alle Vite, tratte da un esemplare della prima edizione, già appartenuto al pittore Giuseppe Bossi...".

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

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

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        The Peacock ""At Home""

      1807. First Edition . [DORSET, Catherine Ann]. The Peacock “At Home:” A Sequel to the ButterflyÂ’s Ball. Written by a Lady. London: Printed for J. Harris, 1807. 16mo, original blue paper wrappers, 16 pp. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3000.First edition of this popular childrenÂ’s poem, a sequel to The ButterflyÂ’s Ball, which ushered in a new era in childrenÂ’s books, “an era in which the moral tale was no longer dominant and levity—fun for funÂ’s sake—came into its own” (Morgan Library 159). Illustrated with six full-page copperplate engravings.In January 1807, John Harris published The ButterflyÂ’s Ball, verses written by Member of Parliament William Roscoe for the private amusement of his young son. It was reprinted several times in the following months, and in September 1807, Harris began publishing “a crop of sequels, the first of which was, for a wonder, not at all inferior to its inspiration” (Darton, 200). The Peacock At Home “tells how ‘the tenants of AirÂ’-the birds-are envious of the splendors of the ButterflyÂ’s Ball and hold their own feast on St. ValentineÂ’s Day, with the Peacock as host. The guests are described one by one, and, after the dancing, supper is announcedÂ… The poem concludes with the departure of the company as they sing the dawn chorus” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 397). The first edition listed the author simply as ‘A Lady,Â’ but in 1809 the book was re-issued in revised form with the author identified. The Peacock At Home “was widely commended. Its popularity with parents was probably due to the fact that it combined a certain amount of instruction in natural history with the levity of its narrative. The GentlemanÂ’s Magazine for November 1807 also suspected that it was a ‘Satire upon the manners of the times, and of the Great” (Carpenter & Pritchard). “The Peacock At Home and The ButterflyÂ’s Ball between them achieved a sale of 40,000 copies during their first yearÂ… they certainly serve no end which Georgian morality or modern psychology could label educational. They are merely good fun of a simple kind; not bettered in that class” (Darton, 200-01). Bookplate.Scattered foxing; very light soiling to original paper wrappers. A fine copy of this scarce childrenÂ’s classic.

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        Lettres sur les arts imitateurs en général, et sur la danse en particulier.

      Paris, Léopold Colin, 1807. ____ Première édition du dernier ouvrage de Noverre. Il reprend ici une partie de ses "Lettres sur la danse" parues en 1760 et en ajoute plus d'une vingtaine qui exposent ses théories qui ont servies de bases à l'art chorégraphique du XIXe et du XXe siècle. Jean Georges Noverre (1727-1810) a été le grand réformateur du ballet classique au profit du ballet d'action. Les livres de Noverre sont "consultés par tous les écrivains anxieux de trouver des documents authentiques sur l'histoire de la danse. D'un autre côté, tous nos grands maîtres de ballets se sont inspirés des savants conseils que cet habile artiste a su leur prodiguer, en dévoilant la science théâtrale de la danse dans ses moindres détails comme dans ses plus grands effets". (G. Desrat, Dictionnaire de la danse p. 414.) Un portrait gravé en frontispice de l'auteur. Manques de papier sur les plats, sinon bon exemplaire relié par Dondey-Dupré avec son étiquette. *****. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : portrait, (4), XVI, 468 / (4), 520 pp. Demi-chagrin vert à long grain, dos ornés. (Reliure de l'époque).

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        Proskynetarion tes hagias poleos Hierousalem kai pases Palaistines].

      Vienna, Johanna Schrämbl, 1807. - Folio (215 x 328 mm). (4), 104 pp. With engraved frontispiece and 51 leaves of plates (8 double-page-sized or folded). Near-contemporary red half morocco with gilt rules and marbled covers, spine richly gilt (loss of label). Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Rare description of the Holy City of Jerusalem and of the whole of Palestine; a reissue (with changed title) of the edition published by Josef Baumeister in Vienna in 1787. Previous editions had appeared in Venice in 1728, then in 1749 and 1781, while the 1787 edition boasted "a new text and different iconography" (Staikos). This latter edition is here reproduced largely unchanged save for bringing the name of the Patriarch of Jerusalem up to date (from Abraham to Anthimus), as well as that of the editor, Apostolas Boras, on the title page. "The engraving of the Patriarch on his throne is unchanged except for the name; it is signed (in Greek): 'engraved by Schindelmayer in Vienna' [.] A large-sized, impressive book" (Staikos). "A portrait of the Patriarch [Anthimus] forms the frontispiece; also, there is an illustration of the Palace of David, and a plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, though the view of its cross-section is quite haphazard [.] The author expands on Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, and the sacred sites of Galilee. The text is apparently more or less that of the Venice 1728 edition; apart from that, it is generously interspersed with highly appealing illustrations in the true taste of modern Greece" (cf. Tobler 135). The Viennese publisher and printer Franz Anton Schrämbl, whose company was continued by his widow Johanna after his death in 1804, specialised in reprints (often of large sets), maps, and books in Greek. Their production was one of the strongest in Vienna (cf. Frank/Frimmel, Buchwesen in Wien, p. 175f.). - Extremeties bumped; spine-ends chipped. Still a beautiful volume from the library of King George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) with his royal cypher on the spine. Staikos no. 28 (note p. 94). OCLC 41651327. Cf. Röhricht 1362, 1515. Tobler 124f., 135. Legrand (XVIII) 1208. [Attributes: Signed Copy; 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

      gedruckt in der Hochfürstlich Thurn- und Taxischen Buchdruckerey, Buchau [Germany] 1807 - (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 ce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elemente der Biosophie.

      O. O. u. Dr., 1807. - XXII, (2), 119, (1) SS. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe des an Schellings Naturphilosophie ankn

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        Rural Sports; or Treatises on Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Angling, Fowling etc.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, also Crosby of Ludgate, 1807. 4 volumes, comprising the 3 volume (1807) work plus the supplement (published 1813). Quarto, with 80 fine plates including 4 engraved titles. Complete, with two plates misbound. Original full tan polished tan calf, extra gilt with twin labels and 'field sport' tooling to spine, green endpapers, speckled edges. Occasional toning/offset otherwise contents generally clean; bindings gracefully aged with a little rubbing to spine, small chip to foot of first volume. A near fine set, elegantly bound From the library of lawman Christopher Tower (1747-1810) of Huntsmoor Park, Buckinghamshire, Justice of the Peace for Essex and High Sheriff of Bedfordshire (family bookplate to pastdowns).

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        Fifty Plates of Green-House Plants, Drawn and Colored from Nature with Concise Descriptions, and Rules for Their Culture

      Printed for the Author by T. Bensley, London, 1807. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. "Intended Also for the Improvement of Young Ladies in the Art of Drawing." Leather spine and corners with marbled paper over boards, fifty engraved plates colored by hand, xii, each plant drawn on one side of a page only with facing description including its Latin name, its class, and order; List of the Subscribers, English Index, Index of the Classes to Which Each Flower Belongs, Latin Index. All plates present and in very good condition, though there is some light soil from handling, mostly confined to blank margin. Spine worn, boards worn, corners and spine ends bumped with wear, wear along edges of boards, front and inner hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, end papers toned from offsetting leather, two signatures loose but still attached, partially erased previous owner name on title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 15 oz. Category: Art & Design; Botany. Inventory No: 010583. .

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        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 6° édit. par L. C. D. B. [Le Coigneux de Belabre].

      Paris, Collin, 1807, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff-XX-424pp-16pp. de cat. et 2ff-466pp. avec 2 tableaux dépl., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et verte, encadrement de triple filet dorés sur les plats, bel exemplaire. Première traduction française due à Le Coigneux de Belabre, de cet important traité fondateur de la notion de police moderne. L'auteur plaide pour une police efficace et préconise de nombreuses recommandations pour son organisation grâce entre autres à l'utilisation des statistiques sociales. Il fait un bilan très sombre des premières années de transportation des bagnards en Australie, système très onéreux qui coûte la vie à près de 25% des bagnards. Il conseille en remplacement la construction de pénitenciers en Angleterre. Les pages 48 à 100 contiennent la traduction partielle du code pénal de Joseph II. ¶ Foucault Surveiller punir p.88. - Marke 710 "the first to point out the necessity and practicability of a system of preventive police upon an uniform and consistent plan." - Radzinowicz History of the Criminal Law : "the first (book) in the English language to be written on the subject of the police, it must be considered a major work of permanent value and interest. In this work Colquhoun supplied the argument which was later on converted by the determination of Sir Robert Peel into the real foundation of our present system."

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        CULINA FAMULATRIX MEDICINAE: Or, Receipts in Modern Cookery; with a medical commentary, written by Ignotus and revised by A. Hunter M.D. F.R.S. L & E. Author signed.

      York: printed by T. Wilson & R. Spence: for J. Mawman, London; sold also by J. White & J. Murray, & J. Harding, London; A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1807. FIFTH EDITION 1807, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER BY THE AUTHOR TO ALEXANDER G. HUNTER ESQ IN APRIL 1807, signing "from his affect. friend A. Hunter", another inscription on the same page in a different hand is signed "A H", possibly the recipient: "Dr Hunter was the learned editor of folio(?) editions of Evelyn's Silva & other books", plus the large signature of a Mrs Hunter on title page. 8vo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, engraved frontispiece of a Roman Stewpan, pages: (4), 5-310 including index, + 22 (a list of 267 maxims), bound in original quarter red roan over marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Binding slightly worn and rubbed, small chips to head and tail of spine, spine darkened, light brown stains to corners of endpapers, small old paper repair to fore-edge of front endpaper and blank side of frontispiece margin (not affecting image), light brown offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, a couple of tiny ink spots on frontispiece, occasional small brown spot or small pale stain, mainly to margins, occasional tiny ink cross or ink mark in the margin, 1 brief ink note page 287, occasional pale age-browning. A very good tight copy inscribed by the author. It contains 250 detailed cookery and medicinal recipes. Alexander Hunter (1729?-1809), was born in Edinburgh. He trained as a physician at Edinburgh, pursuing additional anatomical training in Rouen and Paris, before graduating MD in Edinburgh in 1753. He moved in 1763 to York, where he practised successfully in the city and among the county gentry until his death. In 1777 he founded the York Lunatic Asylum. He wrote books on topics other than medicine including agriculture and in 1776 issued a revised, updated illustrated edition of John Evelyn's Sylva which was first published in 1664, and it is for this work which ran into 5 editions that he is best known. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1775, and of that of Edinburgh in 1792. (ODNB). See: Keynes, John Evelyn, page 143, No.47; Wellcome Library, Volume III, page 316, listing earlier and later editions; Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 871; Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique page 239; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 238. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Antiquities of Westminster

      

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        The Complete Confectioner, or, The whole art of confectionary made easy: containing, among a variety of useful matter, the art of making the various kinds of biscuits, drops ... as also the most approved method of making cheeses, puddings, cakes &c. in 250 cheap and fashionable receipts. The result of many years experience with the celebrated Negri and Witten

      New York: Reprinted, for Richard Scott and sold at his Bookstore, no. 243 Pearl-street, 1807. Duodecimo, 91, [1] pages. Frontispiece. Index. First American edition; after the London "4th edition, with considerable additions". Originally published London, 1789. The first confectionery manual printed in America. The author fancied that his work was just the second work on the subject published in England, and went to some efforts to disparage the author of what he called the first, Hannah Glasse, and her work, The Compleat Confectioner. There were other works that proceed Glasse's book, and it's hard to believe Nutt was not aware of them (see David, Harvest of the Cold Months, pages 312-315). Elizabeth David describes the recipes as including, "plenty of up-to-date recipes, all carrying the implied guarantee that they were those used by one or other of the three finest confectioners in London. Ices in particular were offered in impressive variety. There were thirty-one different ice-creams - called so, unusually for the period - many made with fresh fruit, others with jams or fruit jelly, some with a basis of fruit syrups and a flavouring of some potent essence such as bergamot orange. Ginger, chocolate, coffee, pistachio were other flavourings used by Nutt..." Nutt worked for the famous London confectioners Negri & Witten of the Pot & Pineapple in Berkeley Square, and in the early London editions of this work the frontispiece includes an image of the Goddess Pomona seated next to a pineapple in a pot. Besides Nutt, other confectioners who worked for Negri & Witten include Robert Abbott, William Jarrin and William Gunter, all of whom, like Nutt, went on to publish their own confectioners' manuals. The frontispiece of the present edition is an etching depicting a kitchen scene, and includes the text, "Pamelia, the lovely Pamelia setting an example of domestic economy and industry." The frontispiece was "Drawn by R. Corbold. / F. Kearny & c." Also unlike the London publications this has no additional plates. Previous owner's name to preliminary blank ("Julia Jorgensen [sp?]"). A few small early pen annotation to rear endpapers; bit of foxing throughout. In original tree-calf boards, re-backed, in full brown calf, with gilt-titled and -decorated spine label. Some wear to edges of boards. Generally very good. Rare. [OCLC locates twenty copies. Cagle 573; Lowenstein 38; Shaw & Shoemaker 13270; Wheaton & Kelly 4498].

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        Le Manuel de l’Art du Dentiste, ou l’état actuel des découvertes modernes sur la dentition; les moyens de conserver les dents en bon état; les Mecaniques nouvelles inventées par M. Maggiolo; et tous les détails pratiques et moyens d’exécution des dents artificielles; etc.

      s.t. (presso l’Autore), 1807. 12mo (cm. 17,1), 2 cc.nn., 228 pp., V(3) pp. con 5 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (unito) Magendie F., Formulaire pour la préparation et l’emploi de plusieurs nouveaux médicamens, tels que la noix vomique, la morphine, l’acide prussique, la strychnine, la vératrine, les alcalis des quinquinas, l’iode, etc., à Paris, chez Méquignon-Marvis 1821, VII(1)-84 pp., 1 c.bianca. Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello rosso al ds. Minima abrasione al tassello altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Due rare opere in prima edizione. Wellcome III, p. 367 (per la prima opera). Per la seconda opera, un’edizione di un anno successivo in Garrison-Morton (n. 1789).

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        Illustrazione del Prato della Valle ossia della Piazza delle Statue di Padova.

      Padova, Nel Seminario, 1807, due parti riunite in un volume in-8vo (cm. 16 x 23) brossura muta coeva, pp. XVI-441 pp. Prima edizione. Fondamentale testimonianza per la storia della più grande piazza di Padova "Il Prato della Valle" e importante fonte di notizie bio-bibliografiche sui più celebri cittadini padovani e personaggi veneti. Lauro n. 680Prima edizione. 2 parti in un volume.

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        Chimie appliquée aux arts

      Paris, imprimerie de Crapelet, Deterville, 1807. 1807, 1807, in-8, 4 vol. de - I. LXXIX, 302, (2bl)pp, 10pl. - II. VIII, 542, (2)pp, 1pl. - III. (4), VIII, 534pp, 1pl. - IV. (4), VIII, 554pp, demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné (reliure XIXe postérieure), 12 planches dépliantes gravées par Sixdeniers d'après les dessins de St Romain. PREMIERE EDITION de cet important ouvrage, où Chaptal (1756-1832) conseille aux industriels de favoriser la recherche scientifique au sein de leurs entreprises : "la science vient à l'aide de l'industrie et l'industrie à celle de la science." L'auteur avait en effet été chargé par Napoléon 1er, puis par Louis XVIII, de développer l'industrie française et de l'adapter aux nouvelles découvertes de la science. Rappelons au passage que Chaptal créa une fabrique de produits chimiques qui donna pour la première fois au commerce français quelques nouveaux produits comme l'acide sulfurique, l'alun artificiel, etc. Bel exemplaire

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        Kankai ibun]. Exotic Tales Around the Oceans

      - Late Edo manuscript copy of the long preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ???? 87 folded leaves. Some worming particularly first leaves, plain blue paper Japanese stab binding insect damaged with a little loss. 27.3 x 20cm. The famous Japanese castaway story of Kankai ibun ????, written by Otsuki Gentaku ???? and completed in 1807 falls into the interesting category of Edo "underground literature". At that time as the repressive authorities blocked, at least in theory, all intelligence from the outside world there was inevidently a great fascination for any information that found its way into the country. Throughout the 19th century manuscript copies were made of Kankai ibun as it circulated through the educated Japanese population. The original 15 volumes (sometimes found as 15 volumes in 16) was also circulated in abridged copies of 6 volumes, from it seems the middle of the 19th century on, although Kankai ibun was not published until the very end of the century. Kankai ibun is based on the interviews Otsuki Gentaku ???? conducted with the three castaways who were eventually repatriated to their home of Sendai after 12 years away. Otsuki Gentaku (1757-1827) was an official doctor and a scholar of Dutch studies in the Sendai Domain. Kankai ibun tells the story of the crew of 16 sailors whose ship, the Wakamiya-maru, encountered a storm off Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture) while undertaking a routine voyage transporting timber and rice from Sendai to Edo in November 1793. The storm blew the Wakamiya-maru off course and she drifted for months before arriving at Ulanaska in the Aleutian Islands where the crew were rescued by locals who handed them over to the Russian colonists of the islands. Thus began the long period of 12 years away from their homeland for those of the crew who survived and, when the choice was offered, made the decision to return. The manuscript volume offered here comprises the preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ???? The first volume reports the events from Wakamiya-maru?s departure from Ishinomaki on 27th November in 1793 and the subsequent drifting to and landing on Unalaska on 10th May 1794 in the Aleutian Islands, followed by the sailors life on Atka Island where they were for about a year. The second volume reports the second part of their life in Atka and their journey to Okhotsk (where they arrived on 28th June 1795) and their life in Yakutsk. Kankai ibun is not only interesting for its account of the Japanese castaways from Sendai, but it also provides vivid anthropological information on the indigenous people and their life in the Aleutian Islands and Siberia with some illustrations. The first volume includes three illustrations: 1. a sea animal called ?K?shiki? whose skin was used for clothes; a bird called ?Okucho?, whose feathers were also used for clothes in Unalaska; underground houses in Unalaska. The second volume has 15 illustrations which includes icebergs [This illustration was based on a Dutch painting. The Japanese castaways saw icebergs on the way to Okhotsk.]; a dog-sled loaded with logs; an indigenous man and woman and a girl in the Aleutian Islands; two men hunting in a canoe; a walrus; a local house [on the way to Yakutsk] with ice plates used as windows; a Russian residence on Atka Island; and the cross of the Russian Orthodox Church erected wherever the Russians lived in their territory. The illustrations are those of Gentaku's painter disciple who illustrated the exotic animals, objects, etc. from the castaways description.

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        Du Magnétisme animal considéré dans ses rapports avec diverses branches de la physique générale.

      Paris, de l'imp. de Cellot, chez Desenne, 1807, in 8°, de 2ff. 478pp. & 1f. d'errata, cart. papier marbré brun clair moderne genre ancien, tr. brunes, bel exemplaire très frais. Edition originale rare. Cet élève de Mesmer découvrit le somnambulisme magnétique, et donna la description des techniques que ce dernier refusait de révéler. Cet ouvrage contient des considérations théoriques, physiques et pratiques sur la magnétisme, mais aussi des extraits de la correspondance de Puységur avec Lavater, Servan, le Dr. Grandchamp, Tardy de Montravel, Du Petit-Thouars, le Père Amyot, et des renseignements sur la Société harmonique de Strasbourg et le Régiment de Metz. ¶ Crabtree n°228 "Puységur's most theoretically oriented work on animal magnetism. he discusses the pysics of animal magnetism... he decribes how to magnetize and states his own views on the nature of mangetisc action and somnambulism, including the role of clairvoyance and the role of imagination..." - Caillet n°2272 "certains exemplaires ont une gravure..." (?) - Pas dans Dorbon n°700 (édition de 1820 seulement) - Guaïta n°153 (édit. de 1809 seulement) - Mottelay Magnetism p.236 - Barrucand p.299 - cat. CCFR aucun exemplaire avec gravure.

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        Quelques Réflexions sur un article du Journal de l'Empire; du 15 Juillet 1806, par A. Morellet [ Suivi de :] Lettre à M. J.-J. Dussault, auteur des deux diatribes signées Y, dans le Journal de l'Empire, contre M. Chénier, et son Cours de Littérature [ Suivi de :] Réponse de M. Barbier, Bibliothécaire du Conseil d'Etat, à un article du Mercure de France, relatif au Dictionnaire des Anonymes et Pseudonymes [ Suivi de :] Discours en Vers, sur les Poëmes Descriptifs [ Suivi de :] Les Miracles, conte Dévot. Quatrième édition, augmentée du Maître italien, Nouvelle [ Suivi de :] Epître d'un Journaliste à l'Empereur [ Suivi de :] Le Cimetière de Campagne. Elégie anglaise, de Gray [ Suivi de :] La Bulle d'Alexandre VI, Nouvelle imitée de l'italien, de Casti [ Suivi de :] Mémoire couronné par l'Institut National, sur cette question : L'Emulation est-elle un bon moyen d'éducation ? par L. Feuillet

      Chez Xhrouet, Déterville, Petit, Renouard, Dabin, 1807. 9 brochures en 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron : Quelques Réflexions sur un article du Journal de l'Empire; du 15 Juillet 1806, par A. Morellet, Chez Xhrouet, Déterville, Petit, Paris, 1 ff., 46 pp. [ Suivi de :] Lettre à M. J.-J. Dussault, auteur des deux diatribes signées Y, dans le Journal de l'Empire, contre M. Chénier, et son Cours de Littérature, Chez Dabin, Paris, 1807, 17 pp. [ Suivi de :] Réponse de M. Barbier, Bibliothécaire du Conseil d'Etat, à un article du Mercure de France, relatif au Dictionnaire des Anonymes et Pseudonymes, Imprimerie Bibliographique, Paris, 1807, 1 f., 23 pp. [ Suivi de :] Discours en Vers, sur les Poëmes Descriptifs, De l'Imprimerie de P. N. F. Didot Jeune, Chez Dabin, Paris, An XIII, 7 pp. [ Suivi de :] Les Miracles, contre Dévot. Quatrième édition, augmentée du Maître italien, Nouvelle, Chez Dabin, Paris, An X, 1802, 1 f., 60 pp. ; [ Suivi de :] Epître d'un Journaliste à l'Empereur, s.n. [circa 1804 ], 5 pp. [ Suivi de :] Le Cimetière de Campagne. Elégie anglaise, de Gray, traduction nouvelle, en vers français, Chez Dabin, Paris, An XIII, 1805, 15 pp. ; [ Suivi de :] La Bulle d'Alexandre VI, Nouvelle imitée de l'italien, de Casti, Chez Dabin, Paris, An X, 1802, 24 pp. [ Suivi de :] Mémoire couronné par l'Institut National, sur cette question : L'Emulation est-elle un bon moyen d'éducation ? par L. Feuillet, Sous-Bibliothécaire de l'Institut National, Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris, An IX, 1801, 149 pp. Intéressant recueil de 9 ouvrages et brochures dont plusieurs attribuées (Les Miracles et Epître d'un Journaliste à l'Empereur) ou relatifs à Marie-Joseph Chénier. Etat satisfaisant (dos fort. frotté avec accrocs en coiffe, tables manuscrites rédigées au stylo en garde). Français

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        CULINA FAMULATRIX MEDICINAE: Or, Receipts in Modern Cookery; with a medical commentary, written by Ignotus and revised by A. Hunter M.D. F.R.S. L & E. Author signed.

      York: printed by T. Wilson & R. Spence: for J. Mawman, London; sold also by J. White & J. Murray, & J. Harding, London; A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1807.. FIFTH EDITION 1807, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER BY THE AUTHOR TO ALEXANDER G. HUNTER ESQ IN APRIL 1807, signing "from his affect. friend A. Hunter", another inscription on the same page in a different hand is signed "A H", possibly the recipient: "Dr Hunter was the learned editor of folio(?) editions of Evelyn's Silva & other books", plus the large signature of a Mrs Hunter on title page. 8vo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, engraved frontispiece of a Roman Stewpan, pages: (4), 5-310 including index, + 22 (a list of 267 maxims), bound in original quarter red roan over marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Binding slightly worn and rubbed, small chips to head and tail of spine, spine darkened, light brown stains to corners of endpapers, small old paper repair to fore-edge of front endpaper and blank side of frontispiece margin (not affecting image), light brown offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, a couple of tiny ink spots on frontispiece, occasional small brown spot or small pale stain, mainly to margins, occasional tiny ink cross or ink mark in the margin, 1 brief ink note page 287, occasional pale age-browning. A very good tight copy inscribed by the author. It contains 250 detailed cookery and medicinal recipes. Alexander Hunter (1729??1809), was born in Edinburgh. He trained as a physician at Edinburgh, pursuing additional anatomical training in Rouen and Paris, before graduating MD in Edinburgh in 1753. He moved in 1763 to York, where he practised successfully in the city and among the county gentry until his death. In 1777 he founded the York Lunatic Asylum. He wrote books on topics other than medicine including agriculture and in 1776 issued a revised, updated illustrated edition of John Evelyn's Sylva which was first published in 1664, and it is for this work which ran into 5 editions that he is best known. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1775, and of that of Edinburgh in 1792. (ODNB). See: Keynes, John Evelyn, page 143, No.47; Wellcome Library, Volume III, page 316, listing earlier and later editions; Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 871; Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique page 239; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 238. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Bakerian Lecture, on Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity.

      London: 1807. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Journal extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1806, Vol. 97, Part One, published 1807. Slim 4to, pp. 1-56. Volume title, plus engraved plate at rear, some spotting, recent blue buckram gilt. ----Sparrow 52, PMM 255 (remark) - Davy found that when he passed electrical current through some substances, these substances decomposed, (a process later called electrolysis). Davy must have known of Lavoisier's suggestion that the alkali earths were s of unknown metals. At first, he tried to separate the metals by electrolyzing aqueous solutions of the alkalis, but this yielded only hydrogen gas. He then tried passing current through molten compounds, and his persistence was rewarded when he was able to separate globules of pure metal by this means. His first successes came in 1807 with the separation of potassium from molten potash and of sodium from common salt. He described potassium as particles which, when thrown into water, "skimmed about excitedly with a hissing sound, and soon burned with a lovely lavender light." Dr. John Davy, Humphry's brother, said that Humphry "danced around and was delirious with joy" at his discovery. These results were presented in his second Bakerian lecture of November, 1807. Very Good.

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        Nouvelle Hollande: Nelle. Galles du Sud. Norou-gal-derri s'avançant pour combattre.

      Paris: 1807. Engraved print measuring 320 x 240 mm. An interesting portrait of a warrior of the Port Jackson tribe, Norou-gal-derri, "ready for battle".During the Baudin voyage the French stayed in Port Jackson for some five months, ample time for the artists to become very involved with the local aboriginal populace, and indeed the Baudin voyage account is well-known for the beautiful suite of portraits engraved after originals by Petit.Very little is known about Norou-gal-derri, which is a shame because the present portrait represents a rare example of a full-length portrait after Petit. Petit has clearly used the image as a vehicle for giving a more thorough understanding of the clothing and adornments of an aboriginal warrior, but also in order to show the use of some of the weaponry. In this sense, this portrait forms a complement to plate 22 from the same atlas, a more technical engraving which depicts baskets, weapons, and fishing instruments. Indeed, the three main implements being carried here are effectively identical to items depicted on the latter plate: the long barbed spear is shown as a "Sagaïes de trait" (lance); the elongated bark shield is depicted front and back, showing the base colour to be white with the crossing picked out in red; while tucked into the small of his back is a "Casse-tête de différente forme" (literally a "head-breaker of a different style", but effectively a mace or waddy). A few spots of very light foxing in the margin.

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        ???? [Kankai ibun]. Exotic Tales Around the Oceans

      Late Edo manuscript copy of the long preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ????. 87 folded leaves. Some worming particularly first leaves, plain blue paper Japanese stab binding insect damaged with a little loss. 27.3 x 20cm. The famous Japanese castaway story of Kankai ibun ????, written by Otsuki Gentaku ???? and completed in 1807 falls into the interesting category of Edo "underground literature". At that time as the repressive authorities blocked, at least in theory, all intelligence from the outside world there was inevidently a great fascination for any information that found its way into the country. Throughout the 19th century manuscript copies were made of Kankai ibun as it circulated through the educated Japanese population. The original 15 volumes (sometimes found as 15 volumes in 16) was also circulated in abridged copies of 6 volumes, from it seems the middle of the 19th century on, although Kankai ibun was not published until the very end of the century. Kankai ibun is based on the interviews Otsuki Gentaku ???? conducted with the three castaways who were eventually repatriated to their home of Sendai after 12 years away. Otsuki Gentaku (1757-1827) was an official doctor and a scholar of Dutch studies in the Sendai Domain. Kankai ibun tells the story of the crew of 16 sailors whose ship, the Wakamiya-maru, encountered a storm off Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture) while undertaking a routine voyage transporting timber and rice from Sendai to Edo in November 1793. The storm blew the Wakamiya-maru off course and she drifted for months before arriving at Ulanaska in the Aleutian Islands where the crew were rescued by locals who handed them over to the Russian colonists of the islands. Thus began the long period of 12 years away from their homeland for those of the crew who survived and, when the choice was offered, made the decision to return. The manuscript volume offered here comprises the preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ????. The first volume reports the events from Wakamiya-maru’s departure from Ishinomaki on 27th November in 1793 and the subsequent drifting to and landing on Unalaska on 10th May 1794 in the Aleutian Islands, followed by the sailors life on Atka Island where they were for about a year. The second volume reports the second part of their life in Atka and their journey to Okhotsk (where they arrived on 28th June 1795) and their life in Yakutsk. Kankai ibun is not only interesting for its account of the Japanese castaways from Sendai, but it also provides vivid anthropological information on the indigenous people and their life in the Aleutian Islands and Siberia with some illustrations. The first volume includes three illustrations: 1. a sea animal called “K?shiki” whose skin was used for clothes; a bird called “Okucho”, whose feathers were also used for clothes in Unalaska; underground houses in Unalaska. The second volume has 15 illustrations which includes icebergs [This illustration was based on a Dutch painting. The Japanese castaways saw icebergs on the way to Okhotsk.]; a dog-sled loaded with logs; an indigenous man and woman and a girl in the Aleutian Islands; two men hunting in a canoe; a walrus; a local house [on the way to Yakutsk] with ice plates used as windows; a Russian residence on Atka Island; and the cross of the Russian Orthodox Church erected wherever the Russians lived in their territory. The illustrations are those of Gentaku's painter disciple who illustrated the exotic animals, objects, etc. from the castaways description. .

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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 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). Very Good +

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        Corinne ou l'Italie

      First Edition. Rare. 3 editions published in 1807 in a Paris Nicolle 3 Vol. 12 in a second home in London Peltier, and this without publisher's name which is the true original. Rare. Absent the BN of France and the French catalogs. Most copies are held in England in 1807 but are not the original, referenced in Birmingham and Oxford, with a note: "First edition passes, quite wrongly, to a German infringement or other 'Lonchamp FC. The printed work of Madame Germaine de Staël. Paperback covered with a beige paper. Corinne is the story of a thwarted passion that confront conflicting laws of desire and society, but it is also a novel thought, foreshadowing Romanticism (the word is Madame de Staël), which will be admired by Chateaubriand, Stendhal and Benjamin Constant. Germaine de Stael has drawn much in his own life, his impressions and memories to write this story of a loving soul aesthetic, a strong woman, a victim of social constraints preventing affirm and exercise his personality and desires. This theme will be taken up later by George Sand. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. Imprimerie des annales des arts et manufactures. Paris 1807 in 8 (11x18cm) (4) 511pp. (1bc) et 429pp. (1bc) (1) (1bc). 2 volumes brochés

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        SOME ACCOUNT OF THE COLLEGIATE CHAPEL OF SAINT STEPHEN, WESTMINSTER.

      Published by Society of Antiquaries, London 1807 - Engravings are dated 1793-1807. 2nd ed. Elephant Folio (66c50 cm), 1st ed. in 1795 had 14 plates only. 22pp text, 28 plates, full cloth w. gilt lettering on front board. No owner's name. Foxing and stains mostly outside of pctorial parts of engravings, except of pl. 14 1nd 15 which show stronger staining. Plates 16 to 28 have apparently been printed on superior paper and show no foxing or staining at all. Water stain on foot of rear board. +++ This is the 1st publication in this series of publications of "Principal Ancient Churches of England", before the Abbey church of Bath, and the Cathedral of Exeter (both of which are being offered here now). +++ This was the meeting place of the House of Commons from 1550 until its destruction by fire in 1834. +++ (Ecclesiastical edifices, Bd. 1). ¿ Zuerst 1795 mit 14 Tafeln publiziert, wurde das Werk um 14 Tafeln (datiert 1805-1807) erweitert und mit Erläuterungen von H. C. Englefield (S. 11-22) 1811 erneut herausgegeben. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I¿ll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disertacion sobre dos Zodiacos recien descubiertos en Egipto, leida en junta extraordinaria de la Academia de Religion Catolica el dia 5 de julio de 1802. Traducida de italiano en castellano por Don Luis Testa, presbitero, secretario de la Legacia de Roma.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1807. - in-8. (1f.blanc). 3ff. 58pp. 1 planche gravée hors-texte. (1f.blanc). Plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, armoiries royales au centre du plat supérieur, filet doré d'encadrement, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque, petits trous de vers au dos). Première et unique traduction en espagnol de cette dissertation relative à la découverte de deux zodiaques en Egypte lors de la campagne de Napoléon. Leur datation suscita une vive polémique parmi les astronomes de l'époque (Lalande, Burckhardt, etc.) parce qu'elle semblait remettre en question la chronologie biblique. L'abbé Testa (1746-1825), soutenu par l'archéologue Visconti, devint le chef de file des défenseurs de la Bible et data les zodiaques du IIIe siècle avant J-C. L'ouvrage est illustré d'une planche gravée représentant des chapiteaux des temples de Dendérah et de Henné. Précieux exemplaire aux armes du roi d'Espagne Carlos IV (1788-1808). Palau, 331020. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population Or, A view of its past and present effects on human happiness; With an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions.

      London, for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, By T. Bensley 1807. The Fourth Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Superb in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with dark green title labels and gilt ruling to flat spines. Clean and bright. All edges speckled. A handsome clean set.An attractive copy of the most influential work on population, which was originally published in 1798. This edition is similar to that of the third and includes the Appendix at the end of the second volume which was a response to "serious objections that were made to my principles or conclusions". "Malthus (1766-1834) was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion with his father on the perfectibility of society. Malthus senior was a supporter of the utopian views of Godwin and others, but recognised the force of his son's refutation of these views, and urged him to publish. Thus, the first edition was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834." PMM. PMM [251] (quotes first edition). Kress [B5219]. Printing and the Mind of Man 251.

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        TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE. Designed for the Use of Young Persons. Embellished with Copper-Plates.

      Two volumes. First edition. First issue. [The first issue has the printer's details on the verso of the last leaf of text in volume I.] Volume I: ix, [1 blank], [1 contents], [1 blank], 235, [1 blank], [4 ad's] pages. Volume II: [4], 261, [3ad's] pages. Illustrated with a total of twenty engraved plates. Bound, probably in the early twentieth century, by Wood of London in a Art Nouveau style binding in full Levant morocco, with elaborate gilt tooling and decoration to the spine and corners of the boards. Top edges gilt. Enclosed in a solander box with a gilt-lettered morocco spine. A superb set of the rare first issue. It was not until the sixth edition that the name of Mary Lamb appeared for the first time on the title-page, despite the Tales being mostly her work. In several of the subsequent editions it is omitted again. The illustrations, which it has often been suggested are by William Blake, are much more likely to be by the young William Mulready who was responsible for much of the illustrative work at the Juvenile Library.

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        Oeuvres traduites littéralement avec un commentaire par F. Peyrard; suivies d'un mémoire du traducteur sur un nouveau miroir ardent, et d'un autre mémoire de M. Delambre sur l'arithmétique des Grecs.

      Paris, Fr. Buisson, 1807, in 4°, de XLVIII-601pp., ill. d'un tableau du système de numération et de 2 planches gravées se dépl., très nbr. figures géométriques in t., cart. époque demi-vélin à coins, qq. rousseurs et mouillure claire en marge, sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Rare première traduction française des oeuvres d'Archimède, et aussi la première dans une langue vivante. Elle est due au mathématicien Fr. Peyrard, et recherchée pour les deux mémoires qui sont joints en appendice, celui de Delambre sur l'arithmétique chez les Grecs et celui de Peyrard sur le miroir ardent. ¶ Brunet I, 385 - Sotheran Biblioth. Chemico-Mathematica I. 150 "It is much valued for the essays by Delambre and the Translator contained in it"

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        Poems, in two volumes. FIRST EDITION. 12mo.

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, &c. 1807 Erratum leaf vol. I; bound without half titles. Contemp. full mottled calf, gilt spines, borders & dentelles, black leather labels sl. chipped; hinges weakening. Presentation inscriptions on titlepages, 'The gift of Revd. M. Lewis ... to Margt Lewis'. Bookplate of M.E. Vivian vol. I. A nice set in contemporary binding.Wise (8).

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID: with some interesting particulars of their lives. Never before published.

      [ii], 12, [2 ad's ]pages. Illustrated with 12 hand-coloured plates dated March 1 1807. Original brown stiff paper wrappers. Upper cover text reads 'Authentic memoirs of the little man and the little maid: with some interesting particulars of their lives. Illustrated with beautiful engravings. London... 1807'. Lower cover has a picture of Tabart's shop. 13.1x12.1cms. Some foxing; some staining to wrappers; spine restored; slight wear to corners; some occasional light water-staining; short marginal tear to one leaf; name and address on title [M. J. Gandy, Chesterton Rectory]; else a very good copy. An unrecorded variant of Moon 109. It is our belief that this copy could pre-date Moon 109(1) and be the first issue for the following reasons. In Moon 109(1) plate VI is misnumbered IV and Moon states that this was not corrected in later printings; in this copy plate VI is correctly numbered. In 109(1) the illustrated plates are dated May 1807 and Moon suggests they are re-drawn, improved illustrations commissioned before publication of the book; plates dated March being used only for an 'emergency edition'. Moon records May 1807 plates printed on paper watermarked 1805 but this does not necessarily indicate precedence. This copy is printed on paper dated 1805 and1806, predating still the date of publication. In appendix D, page 171, Moon states the issue conclusions are drawn from 'rather opaque analysis' which may be questioned on location of other copies.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL and the Grasshopper's Feast.

      15 engraved, unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, followed by a blank leaf. Original printed wrappers with vignettes of a butterfly and grasshopper to upper cover. The upper cover announces that this is 'A New and Improved Edition, with New Plates.' But this is in fact the original edition with the original illustrations after William Mulready, not the newly illustrated edition of 1808. Presumably this is another example of publishers using old and new stock. Booklist on lower cover which includes an announcement for the publication 'shortly' of The Lobster's Voyage to the Brazils.,' which was first published in 1808. A very nice, clean copy of an early edition. Moon 725.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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         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 6° édit. par L. C. D. B. [Le Coigneux de Belabre].

      Paris, Collin, 1807, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff-XX-424pp-16pp. de cat. et 2ff-466pp. avec 2 tableaux dépl., pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et verte, encadrement de triple filet dorés sur les plats, bel exemplaire. Première traduction française due à Le Coigneux de Belabre, de cet important traité fondateur de la notion de police moderne. L'auteur plaide pour une police efficace et préconise de nombreuses recommandations pour son organisation grâce entre autres à l'utilisation des statistiques sociales. Il fait un bilan très sombre des premières années de transportation des bagnards en Australie, système très onéreux qui coûte la vie à près de 25% des bagnards. Il conseille en remplacement la construction de pénitenciers en Angleterre. Les pages 48 à 100 contiennent la traduction partielle du code pénal de Joseph II. ¶ Foucault Surveiller punir p.88. - Marke 710 "the first to point out the necessity and practicability of a system of preventive police upon an uniform and consistent plan." - Radzinowicz History of the Criminal Law : "the first (book) in the English language to be written on the subject of the police, it must be considered a major work of permanent value and interest. In this work Colquhoun supplied the argument which was later on converted by the determination of Sir Robert Peel into the real foundation of our present system."

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        ???? [Kankai ibun]. Exotic Tales Around the Oceans...

      Late Edo manuscript copy of the long preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ????. 87 folded leaves. Some worming particularly first leaves, plain blue paper Japanese stab binding insect damaged with a little loss. 27.3 x 20cm. The famous Japanese castaway story of Kankai ibun ????, written by Otsuki Gentaku ???? and completed in 1807 falls into the interesting category of Edo "underground literature". At that time as the repressive authorities blocked, at least in theory, all intelligence from the outside world there was inevidently a great fascination for any information that found its way into the country. Throughout the 19th century manuscript copies were made of Kankai ibun as it circulated through the educated Japanese population. The original 15 volumes (sometimes found as 15 volumes in 16) was also circulated in abridged copies of 6 volumes, from it seems the middle of the 19th century on, although Kankai ibun was not published until the very end of the century.Kankai ibun is based on the interviews Otsuki Gentaku ???? conducted with the three castaways who were eventually repatriated to their home of Sendai after 12 years away. Otsuki Gentaku (1757-1827) was an official doctor and a scholar of Dutch studies in the Sendai Domain.Kankai ibun tells the story of the crew of 16 sailors whose ship, the Wakamiya-maru, encountered a storm off Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture) while undertaking a routine voyage transporting timber and rice from Sendai to Edo in November 1793. The storm blew the Wakamiya-maru off course and she drifted for months before arriving at Ulanaska in the Aleutian Islands where the crew were rescued by locals who handed them over to the Russian colonists of the islands. Thus began the long period of 12 years away from their homeland for those of the crew who survived and, when the choice was offered, made the decision to return.The manuscript volume offered here comprises the preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun ????. The first volume reports the events from Wakamiya-maru's departure from Ishinomaki on 27th November in 1793 and the subsequent drifting to and landing on Unalaska on 10th May 1794 in the Aleutian Islands, followed by the sailors life on Atka Island where they were for about a year. The second volume reports the second part of their life in Atka and their journey to Okhotsk (where they arrived on 28th June 1795) and their life in Yakutsk.Kankai ibun is not only interesting for its account of the Japanese castaways from Sendai, but it also provides vivid anthropological information on the indigenous people and their life in the Aleutian Islands and Siberia with some illustrations. The first volume includes three illustrations: 1. a sea animal called "K?shiki" whose skin was used for clothes; a bird called "Okucho", whose feathers were also used for clothes in Unalaska; underground houses in Unalaska. The second volume has 15 illustrations which includes icebergs [This illustration was based on a Dutch painting. The Japanese castaways saw icebergs on the way to Okhotsk.]; a dog-sled loaded with logs; an indigenous man and woman and a girl in the Aleutian Islands; two men hunting in a canoe; a walrus; a local house [on the way to Yakutsk] with ice plates used as windows; a Russian residence on Atka Island; and the cross of the Russian Orthodox Church erected wherever the Russians lived in their territory. The illustrations are those of Gentaku's painter disciple who illustrated the exotic animals, objects, etc. from the castaways description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157024)....

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        Polynesia Detecta, Dissertatio Historica, Quam, Consent. Ampliss. Ord. Philos. Praeside Nic. Henry Sjoborg... Pro Gradu Magisterii modeste exhibet Jonas Stenback.

      Lund, Sweden: Berling, 1807. Small quarto, 20 pp.; original blue wrappers removed. A slight but very rare discussion of the early exploration of Australia and the South Pacific, produced as a dissertation for a degree at the University of Lund; interesting evidence of Sweden's continuing fascination with Pacific exploration. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Neueste Kunde vom Russischen Reiche in Europa und Asien. nach dessen gegenwŠrtigem Zustande aus Quellen dargestellt. Mit Charten und Kupfern. [Latest New of the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia. According to the Present State of Affairs Shown from Sources. With Maps and Plates.]

      Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar 1807 - Illustrated with numerous foldouts and maps. First Edition. Octavo. Contemporary full leather with leather spine label. Description of the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia, in German. 3 large foldout maps, 2 in color, several folding plates. Very good, expected wear to leather; prior owner's bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . from the Last London Edition. With the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian . . . Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. Four Volumes

      Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co.. An early American edition (the fifth), a completely unsophisticated, unrestored set in its original American publisher's binding, bottom and foredges untrimmed, cracking to the joints, bottom of one spine perished, labels slightly different. Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels. Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., Portland, 1807.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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