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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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        Versuch über die Bedingung und die Folgen der Volksvermehrung. Aus dem Englischen von F.H.Hegewisch.

      Altona, J.F. Hammerich 1807 - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. 8°. XVI, 368; VIII, 358 S., 1 nn. Bl. Rotes Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Kress B. 5222; Borst 819. - Erste Abhandlung, die sich mit dem Problem des Bevölkerungswachstums auseinandersetzte und massgeblichen Einfluss auf die Sozialpolitik hatte. - "Der einst bereits für überholt gehaltene Essay trifft heute - angesichts der Bevölkerungsprobleme der Entwicklungsländer und der globalen ökologischen Fragestellungen ('Grenzen des Wachstums') - auf neues Interesse." (Kindler, NLL, X, 1001). - Leicht stockfl., St.a.Tit. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        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. The fourth edition [encuadernado con:] Additions to the fourth and former editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population.

      printed for J. Johnson (T. Bensley, Printer), [ y John Murray (printed by W. Clowes)], 1807 - 1817. - Primera edición de las adiciones, y cuarta de la obra en vida del autor. Esta edición reproduce el texto de la tercera edición con ligeras variantes. XVI-580 páginas.- VII-484 páginas, [60] páginas para "Index".- IV-327 páginas. Encuadernados los tres volúmenes en dos tomos, plena piel con lomo liso y hierros frios en ellos, tejuelo rojo. Magnífico ejemplar de época. 3 volúmenes en dos tomos. 22x13,5 cm. PMM 251. Goldsmiths 19373 y 21762. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Veduta del Sepolcro di Pisone Liciniano su l'antica via Appia. [The Tombs attributed to Piso Lucianus...; H72].

      I/III (Paris I - no Rome) The Tombs attributed to Piso Lucianus. Paris edition. 410 x 609mm. £975

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        Nouvelle-Hollande Vases, Armes, Peche [Plate XXII] and Terre De Diemen Armes et Ornemens [Plate XIII] from Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Langlois, 1807. Pair of hand-coloured engravings, each 280 x 210 mm., each mounted. A beautiful pair of coloured engravings based on the original sketches made by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur during the Baudin expedition to Australia, depicting the early implements, containers and weapons of indigenous Australians, both with names of the pieces listed below the title. "Lesueur's scientific work runs parallel to artistic work of great importance. He was at one and the same time draughtsman and painter, naturalist and landscape artist. His talent was recognised in France in his own lifetime, by the award... of the silver medal of the Société des Beaux-Arts... " (Baudin in Australian Waters, p. 26).Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set out on Baudin's expedition as an assistant gunner, and it wasn't until mass desertions, including all three official artists, took place in Ile de France that Lesueur and Nicolas Petit were appointed to take their places. Very good.

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        L'Art de fabriquer le fer, de fondre et de forger des pièces d'artillerie...

      Paris: Delalain, 1807. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (256x200 mm), xxxvii, (3) 654, (2) pp., marbled endpapers, half title, title with small vignette, 13 engraved folding plates. Contemporary full calf with morocco label and gilt-tooled spine (boards, hinges and extremities rubbed), interior bright and virtually unfoxed. A fine and copy of an extraordinarily rare work, important in the history of metallurgy and iron mineralogy. ----Exeedingly rare second edition, much rarer than the first edition (only one copy listed in Worldcat: Ecole des Mines, Paris). In 1775 Pierre Grignon published a book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l'Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon's ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal (Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136). The 1807 edition is an exact reprint of the first edition with identical page numbering. ---- Seconde Edition, extrement rare (un seul exemplaire répertorié dans WorldCat à Ecole des Mines, Paris). Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes. Fine.

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        A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines...

      London: War Office, 1807. Folio, large paper copy; finely bound in contemporary straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt. A beautifully bound copy of the entire list of the British Army of 1807 - including a list of the officers of the New South Wales Corps (p. 311) serving under Colonel Francis Grose.

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        Antiquarian and topographical cabinet, containing a series of elegant views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain.

      Deluxe printing of the first edition, here in an impressive large-paper set illustrated with 485 copper-engraved plates. The engraved images designed for the duodecimo regular edition are here, in this octavo printing, mounted within printed borders with => hand-inked calligraphic captions. Those images depict such scenic high spots as Dunstaple Priory in Bedfordshire, Roman remains in Brecknockshire, the "great oak" at Silton, a Crusader monument in Winchester Cathedral, Tintern Abbey (of course), and many, many churches and castles; they were engraved by J. Greig, W. Angus, W. & G. Cooke, and J. Storer after drawings by various hands. => Each plate is accompanied by a letterpress description, generally about two pages long. Binding: Contemporary green morocco, darkened to black; covers framed in gilt with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spines with gilt-stamped title, board edges with gilt-stamped roll. All edges gilt.

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        Nouvelle-Hollande: Terre de Witt ... Terre de Diémen du nord... [Plate VII from:] Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes.

      Paris: 1807. Single sheet, 353 x 260 mm., wove paper, hand-coloured engraving. A charming set of coastal views on the western and northern coast of Australia after the original sketches by Lesueur.The first two coastal views depict stretches of the Champagny archipelago (present-day Champagny and Heywood Islands), off the Kimberley coast in far northwest Australia (including what Phillip Parker King called the prominent "inverted basin" coastline of Île Freycinet itself). The important group in the middle of this plate show many views of islands in the Bonaparte archipelago, again in the Kimberley, while the last two are views of "Terre de Diemen du nord" (that is, in what is now Northern Territory waters).The names were chosen to honour French predecessors and patrons, such as Commerson (Bougainville's botanist), Jussieu (the French botanist), and Suffren (Comte Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez; the decorated French admiral who, incidentally, captured Cook's old ship the Resolution in 1782). Many of the names given to these remote islands were retained, despite the later conflict between the British and the French regarding naming rights in Australia. Very good.

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        The Satires, Translated and illustrated by Francis Hodgson.

      London: T. Bensley, 1807. Quarto; a fine copy, complete with the list of subscribers and errata-slip, in a splendid contemporary russia binding with heavy sides, ornately decorated in blind and gilt, with the Newstead Abbey coat-of-arms heavily stamped on the cover, spine gilt between double raised bands, marbled edges, matching marbled endpapers;. First edition of Hodgson's verse translation of Juvenal's Satires; Lowndes quotes Byron's opinion of this version as 'displaying unquestionable genius'. This especially handsome copy was bound for one of the subscribers, Thomas Wildman, Byron's schoolfriend who purchased Newstead Abbey from Byron's family at about the time of this book's publication.Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, was Byron's ancestral home; he wrote Hours of Idleness there in 1806. After he left Newstead, and England, for ever (leaving instructions that he should eventually be buried there in the family vault, near his dog, Boatswain), the property was sold to his former schoolfellow, Colonel Thomas Wildman. Wildman spent a vast amount of money on restoration of the estate, and also built a notable collection of Byron artefacts and memorabilia. Newstead Abbey is also famous for its connection with David Livingstone, the missionary and explorer, who wrote his journals there. Joints neatly repaired, occasional light foxing or faint soiling.

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        ç’°æµ·ç•°èž [Kankai ibun]. Exotic Tales Around the Oceans...

      Late Edo manuscript copy of the long preface and the first two volumes of Kankai ibun 環海異聞. 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 環海異聞, written by Otsuki Gentaku 大槻玄澤 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 大槻玄澤 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 環海異聞. 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 “Kōshiki” 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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        Autograph letter signed to his father including a full list of goods sent to Botany Bay on board the 'Rose'.

      London: 17 September, 1807. Sheet of laid paper, 232 x 370 mm., folded in half and folded to letter-size, a little torn at the original red wax seal, English postmark for 18 September 1807; some browning, but in very good condition and written in a neat professional hand. An important letter offering a very rare account of the goods carried to Botany Bay by the Sydney traders at the height of Governor Bligh's rule: this manifest for the trading vessel Rose provides background to the heated events of the so-called Rum Rebellion, not least because apparent fiddling of the books regarding the cargo of beer and spirits resulted in an investigation by Joseph Foveaux, who found that the crew of the Rose had distributed vast quantities of illicit alcohol among the new settlers on the Derwent.The letter is sent by C.C. Watson to his father William Watson of Warrenhouse in Belford, Northumberland. The two men were heavily involved in trading to Sydney, either working for the famous Sydney t rading family the Campbells, or perhaps part-owning the Rose in conjunction with them (the Watsons also had an interest in at least one other vessel, the Spring Grove, as mentioned in this letter). Watson here gives an important snapshot of the trade and particularly of their grand plans: 'Our vessel the Rose sailed the other day from Portsmouth for Botany Bay, and that you may have an idea of what we send to that Colony, I annex you the particulars of her cargo. She is the first ship that has had the honor to be introduced as a regular trader between that Place and this. She certainly is without exception the finest vessel that has sailed out of this Port for a length of time. We expect she will make the voyage outwards in less than four months, which is a remarkable quick Passage.'The Rose, captain Penson, did arrive in Sydney on 15 April 1808, a few months after Governor Bligh had been deposed. As a result, the detailed manifest of goods being sent to Botany Bay (reproduced opposite) is of great interest. The list includes, for instance, £1330.1.5 worth of printed cottons and over £666 worth of 'Glass and Earthenware'. There are enormous amounts of soap, clothing including petticoats and boots, an intriguing entry for a substantial amount of 'painters colours', as well as anchors, lead shot, crucibles, ribbons, candles, confectionery, medicines and stationery.Significantly, the Rose also carried over a thousand pounds sterling worth of 'Porter and Ale' and - the single largest consignment - £1936.3.3 of 'Wine & Spirits'. Indeed, these consignments meant that the Rose was immediately embroiled in the saga of the mutiny against Bligh, as Lieutenant-Colonel Foveaux launched an investigation into reports that the Rose had travelled 'without producing a license from the East India Company', and, equally seriously, that the vessel was reported to have left England with more than eight thousand gallons of spirits, but reported landing only a little more than two thousand. The resulting feud between the acting government and the new ship's captain Richard Brooks escalated into open hostility, and the ship was impounded. More, Bligh himself was incensed that Foveaux planned to send the junior officer James Symons to England on the vessel's return voyage, and wrote imperiously to Foveaux declining to give his consent to allow someone 'deeply implicated in mutiny and other offences' to sail (see Historical Records of New South Wales, vol. VI, pp. 742-753). Captain Brooks finally managed to sail on 15 September 1808.

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        John Turnbull's Resa Omkring Jorden, aren 1800 till 1804...

      Orebro: Nils Magnus Lindh, 1807. Two volumes, duodecimo, uncut set in original printed grey tinted wrappers with paper labels. Scarce Swedish edition of Turnbull's early trading account of New South Wales, Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands. John Turnbull first travelled to New South Wales as a supercargo aboard the Margaret with his trading partner Captain John Buyers. Arriving in January 1801, Turnbull stayed in the colony for some time before departing on a whaler to Norfolk Island. Further trading ventures through Tahiti, Hawaii and the Pacific (including a disastrous wrecking at the Tuamotus) proved no lasting success, and by December 1803 both Turnbull and Buyers had returned to Port Jackson. Turnbull's book was the first serious account of commerce and trade originating from New South Wales, and was influential in promoting Australia as a venue for commercial success. It was widely disseminated throughout Europe; with French, German and Swedish editions published in rapid succession. Fine.

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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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        Immanuel Kant: Geografia fisica, 6 Volumi, Milano Giovanni Silvestri 1807-1811

      1807. Autore: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Titolo: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Pagine: XXXVI, 464, 579, 616, 398, 508 Dimensioni cm.: 22X13,5 Stato di Conservazione: A meno di gravi mancanze che in genere vengono evidenziate nella descrizione e nelle foto, per lo stato di conservazione fanno fede le fotografie che trovate dopo la descrizione, in ogni caso potete contattarci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. La Geografia fisica è la prima opera kantiana a essere tradotta in italiano tra il 1807 e il 1811. La scelta di tradurre le lezioni di geografia deriva probabilmente dall'opportunità di evitare un approccio diretto alla produzione teorica di Kant, filosofo osteggiato in Italia fin dalla prima monografia a lui dedicata, quella di Francesco Soave (La filosofia di Kant esposta ed esaminata, 1803).Indice Traduttore è un pittore tedesco, funzionario a Milano come traduttore ufficiale e autore di una grammatica tedesca.Sezione storica L'importanza storica della Geografia fisica sta senz'altro nel fatto di essere la prima traduzione in assoluto dell'opera, che raccoglie le pluridecennali lezioni di geografia tenute da Kant all'Università Albertina di Königsberg fin dal 1756. La prima traduzione kantiana avviata in Italia riguarda la sezione tecnico-pratica della filosofia di Kant e non quella teorica. Alla base di questa scelta non c'è soltanto il tentativo di differenziarsi dalla tendenza storico-politica assunta dalle coeve traduzioni francesi, ma anche il preciso intento di soddisfare esigenze di tipo politico-amministrativo, considerato il ruolo del traduttore (Augusto Eckerlin) all'interno dell'amministrazione milanese, ma anche e soprattutto in fatto che la pubblicazione del primo volume della Geografia fisica accompagna quasi la nascita del Regno d'Italia (1805).     «Dando alle stampe [...] la sua traduzione italiana della Geografia fisica, Augusto Euckerlin [sic!] era certo consapevole di offrire al pubblico italiano un'opera enciclopedica riunente in compendio un'incredibile quantità di notizie tecniche concernenti la geografia non meno che la geologia, l'astronomia, l'idrografia, ecc. L'opera costituiva così un manuale prezioso per l'apprendimento di quelle nozioni tecnico-scientifiche a cui il Bonaparte assegnava tanto rilievo anche per la formazione dei quadri direttivi dell'esercito (i famosi ingénieurs militaires delle armate napoleoniche)» [P. Zambelloni, Le origini del kantismo in Italia, Milano, Marzorati, 1971, pp. 123-124.] Il titolo Il titolo Geografia fisica ripropone quella dell'edizione tedesca di riferimento, la quale aggiunge, tuttavia, a ogni singola parte via via pubblicata una breve descrizione del contenuto come sottotitolo. Il titolo rimanda sia alla disciplina, insegnata al liceo e all'università, sia anche al contenuto dell'opera che, come altre di questo tipo, escludeva dal suo compito la trattazione della geografia politica, che per Kant rientrerebbe già nel campo della storia e, in parte, dell'antropologia, intesa come analisi delle comunità umane. A proposito di questo titolo, si può dire che, a differenza di molti dei saggi brevi di Kant, e conformemente invece alle opere sistematiche, risulta univoco, chiaro negli intenti e nei limiti e efficacemente breve. Del resto, la tradizione manualistica nel campo della geografia non richiedeva un'innnovazione terminologica.La fonte Augusto Eckerlin era tedesco, pertanto la fonte della sua traduzione (diversamente da casi simili) è l'originale edizione della Physische Geographie, pubblicata da Gottfried Vollmer tra il 1801 e il 1805. Di seguito si riportano i dati bibliografici:     Immanules Kants / physische / Geographie. // Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung, / welche / die mathematischen Vorkenntnisse / und die / allgemeine / Beschreibung der Meere / enthält. // Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1801, pp. VI-264;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Ersten Bandes zweite Abtheilung, / welche / die Fortsetzung / der / allgemeinen / Beschreibung der Meere / enthält. // Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1801, pp. 323;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Zweiten Bandes, erste Abtheilung. / welcher / die allgemeine Beschreibung / des Landes / enthält. // Rechtmäßige Ausgabe. / Mit Aktenstücken zu ihrer Geschichte. // Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1802, pp. 350;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Zweyten Bandes, zweyte Abtheilung / welche / den Aufriß und Durchschnitt / des Landes / enthält. // Rechtmäßige Ausgabe / nebst Aktenstücken zu ihrer Geschichte. // Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1803, pp. XXX-242;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Dritten Bandes erste Abtheilung, / die Beschreibung / der Flüsse, Seen und der Atmosphäre / enthaltend. // Einzig rechtmäßige Ausgabe. / Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1803, pp. XVI-276;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Dritten Bandes zwyte Abtheilung, / den Beschluß / der Atmosphäre und des ganzen Werks / enthaltend. // Einzig rechtmäßige Auflage. / Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1804, pp. VIII[n.n.]-327;     Immanuel Kants / physische / Geographie. // Vierter Band, / der die neuen Anmerkungen zur Erläuterung der Theo- / rie der Winde, Zusätze, Berichtigungen und Regi- / ster zum ganzen Werk / enthält. // Einzig rechtmäßige Auflage. / Mainz und Hamburg, / bei Gottfried Vollmer. / 1805, pp. VI-335. Eckerlin aveva a disposizione anche un'altra edizione delle lezioni kantiane di geografia, quella cioè curata Theodor Rink, apparsa nel 1802 in due volumi presso gli editori Göbbels e Unzer di Königsberg (Immanuel Kant's physische Geographie). Tra Rink e Vollmer esplose una lite giudiziaria intorno ai diritti di edizione, di cui si trova documentazione nell'edizione Vollmer (vedi schema precedente), non tradotta da Eckerlin (per una prima ricostruzione della disputa cfr. Farinelli 2004). Nella sua Prefazione Eckerlin non spiega perché sceglie l'edizione di Vollmer, limitandosi a osservare in nota che «non conveniva di tradurre» (Geografia fisica, I, 1807, p. IX). È difficile supporre che la scelta di Eckerlin, che di mestiere era pittore e ricopriva il ruolo di interprete e traduttore ufficiale, fosse basata su una comparazione approfondita delle due edizioni. Non si può escludere che la molla sia stata più che altro la precedenza dell'edizione Vollmer (di cui nel 1802 erano apparsi l'intero primo volume e la prima parte del secondo).L'originale Fin dal 1797 Gottfried Vollmer aveva concepito l'idea di pubblicare testi kantiani e ne scrive al filosofo, il quale però rifiuta l'offerta dell'editore, sebbene economicamente vantaggiosa. Nel 1799 Kant affida a Theodor Rink e Gottlob Benjamin Jäsche, assidui collaboratori, il compito di portare a termine la pubblicazione delle sue lezioni accademiche. Mentre Vollmer lavora alla sua idea di pubblicare gli appunti delle lezioni sulla geografia fisica presi dagli studenti, Rink gli propone, a insaputa di Kant, un accordo, che però i due non riescono a trovare. Nel 1801, in occasione della fiera di Pasqua, esce il primo volume della Physische Geographie. La reazione di Rink non si fa attendere e così il 29 maggio del 1801 Kant, su pressione di Rink, pubblica una dichiarazione contro Vollmer in cui dichiara di non riconoscere nell'edizione di Vollmer come opera sua e sostiene che l'unica edizione legittima della Geografia è quella affidata a Rink; inoltre avverte che qualsiasi altra iniziativa editoriale di Vollmer deve intendersi illegale Dichiarazione contro Vollmer. A questa dichiarazione pubblica Vollmer replica con un intervento apparso il 6 settembre 1801 sulle pagine dell'«Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung»: qui l'editore sostiene di non aver pubblicato in forma illagale in quanto l'edizione è basata su tre trascrizioni differenti delle lezioni kantiane (risalenti agli anni Settanta, Ottanta e Novanta del Settecento). Di tutta la pubblica disputa, che finì anche in tribunale, il lettore è aggiornato nei primi volumi dell'edizione Vollmer, in cui sono riportati i termini della questione, in particolare nel primo tomo del secondo volume (1802). L'edizione Vollmer comprende anche le Nuove osservazione per spiegare la teoria dei venti ( Neue Anmerkungen zur Erläuterung der Theorie der Winde) del 1756. Questo saggio giovanile, che conteneva anche la presentazione del corso di geografia, che proprio nel 1756 Kant inaugurava, non figura nella traduzione italiana. La Geografia di Vollmer venne ristampata, in un'edizione ampiamente rivista, nel 1816-1817.Il traduttore Il nome del traduttore non compare sul frontespizio del primo volume (né in quelli dei successivi) e lo si trova soltanto in calce alla dedica al ministro della guerra del Regno d'Italia Augusto Caffarelli, che figura come primo nella lista degli associati (vedi). Carl August Eckerlin nasce a Werningerode (Germania) il 4 aprile 1773 e muore a Milano nel 1843. A Milano lavora presso l'amministrazione del Regio Governo della città in qualità di traduttore. Pittore dilettante, soprattutto paesaggista, ha vissuto a Roma, Marsiglia e Reggio Emilia prima di stabilirsi definitivamente a Milano. La figlia Francesca fu una famosa cantante lirica (Fanny Eckerlin). Il Neues allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (1837) gli attribuisce un'instancabile vena paesaggistica, che appagava con dipinti ad acquerello o a olio. Di questa vena artistica, fa notare Franco Farinelli, rimane traccia nel testo della Geografia fisica, in cui si ritrova il gusto descrittivo dei colori della natura. [[Farinelli 2004 XI: «Eckerlin [...] trasmette al testo le stesse qualità che alle Esposizioni di Brera venivano riconosciute ai suoi dipinti ad olio e ai suoi acquarelli, la brillantezza dei colori e la vivezza dello sfondo. [...] [L]a presente versione risente in più punti della sensibilità coloristica del traduttore, come quando ad esempio si descrive il color porpora avvicinandolo a quello delle rose secche o alla tinta che prendono le foglie delle viti prima di staccarsi dal ramo». Si dedicò, a quanto sembra, all'insegnamento della lingua madre, pubblicando alcuni manuali di grammatica tedesca (vedi Bibliografia). Di Kant tradusse oltre la Geografia fisica, le Idee sull'educazione e, tratta dalla prima di queste opere un compendio in forma di enciclopedia dal titolo Manuale della geografia fisica. Leggi le Note biografiche in italiano e in tedesco.L'editore Giovanni Silvestri (Milano 1778-1855) fu attivo come tipografo-editore dal 1799 fino all'anno della morte. Il Repertorio degli editori dell'Ottocento (p. 1003) riporta che in quest'arco di tempo il tipografo pubblicò più di 2.000.000 di volumi. Silvestri pubblicò collane di grande successo, come la "Biblioteca scelta di opere greche e latine", la "Biblioteca scelta di opere tedesche" e la "Biblioteca scelta di opere francesi". Tra gli autori tedeschi che Silvestri fece tradurre, figurano: Moses Mendelssohn: Opere filosofiche, a cura di Francesco Pizzetti (1835); Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Faust, nella traduzione di Giovita Scalvini e Gli anni del noviziato di Alfredo Meister (1835); Christoph Meiners: Storia della decadenza de' costumi, delle scienze e della lingua dei romani ne' primi secoli dopo la nascita di G. C. (1833); Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock: Il messia (1838). Sezione linguistica Nel numero I del settembre 1807 del «Giornale Bibliografico Universale» esce il seguente annuncio biblografico:     Geografia fisica di Emanuele Kant. Traduzione dal tedesco (di G. Eckerling). Vol. I, 1807. Milano, Silvestri. 8.» (p. 151). Le opere di Kant, anche quelle di carattere meno speculativo, rimarranno a lungo poco note, e l'imprecisa indicazione del traduttore ne è un esempio. Nel caso della Geografia fisica, inoltre, la vera difficoltà consiste nel fatto che il testo è ricavato da trascrizioni di lezioni, per cui risulta dall'elaborazione differita di riflessioni esposte oralmente, anche se le lezioni dei professori tedeschi dell'epoca erano preparate in forma scritta. Sulle pagine della «Biblioteca Italiana» di Giuseppe Acerbi compare nel 1816 una recensione piuttosto severe di una Storia fisica della terra, compilata sulle traccie della Geografia fisica di Kant e sulle più recenti scoperte ed ultime transazioni politiche di Europa dall'abate Lorenzo Nesi (il cui primo volume apparve a Milano nel 1816 presso la stamperia Baret). La recensione (firmata L. B.) è interessante perché contiene un giudizio critico anche sull'opera kantiana e la traduzione di Eckerlin:     Kant, dotato di un ingegno straordinario, e quindi incapace a restringersi entro i limiti fissati dagli studj di coloro che lo avevano preceduto; Kant, autore di un sistema ideologico, stato troppo censurato, perchè pochissimo inteso; Kant, fornito di una massa esuberante di cognizioni, e d'idee in ogni genere, che la stessa di lui testa sommamente filosofica non bastava forse ad ordinare, si è dato negli ultimi anni di sua vita ad insegnare la Geografia fisica: e noi non abbiamo le sue lezioni, ma solo un ammasso, piuttosto informe, delle notizie che in quelle lezioni egli comunicava, raccolto sulle memorie, ancora più informi, che conservate ne aveano varj de' suoi discepoli. Quest'opera voluminosa, stampata dopo la di lui morte, è stata tradotta in italiano, e notabilmente ancora sfigurata nella traduzione. Giudizio senza appello, pieno di notizie errate, ma che in ogni caso coglie una difficoltà linguistica di fondo: vale a dire che il traduttore non si è reso conto di trovarsi davanti a un ammasso informe di notizie, prendendo invece il testo tedesco come l'opera di un «grande letterato», da lasciare intatta e da rispettare seguendo «l'andamento dell'esposizione delle materie tenuto dalla cattedra» (Geografia fisica, I, p. X.Il testo La prefazione si limita a raccontare per sommi capi in che modo l'editore Gottfried Vollmer fosse giunto alla pubblicazione delle lezioni kantiane sulla geografisa fisica tra il 1801 e il 1805. L'opera venne pubblicata su sottoscrizione e la lista degli abbonati è presentata alla fine del primo volume. Tra i nominativi più significativi del lungo elenco di associati, figurano il ministro della guerra Augusto Caffarelli, dedicatario dell'opera, il ministro dell'interno Ludovico Giuseppe di Breme, il ministro della giustizia Giuseppe Luosi. Molti i nomi legati all'esercito e alle attività militari, diversi anche i rappresentanti della nobiltà lombarda. Figurano anche nomi di intellettuali e bibliotecari, fra cui Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Vincenzo Monti.Descrizione Il primo tomo della Geografia fisica esce nel 1807 e contiene la dedica al ministro Augusto Caffarelli, la Prefazione di Eckerlin (pp. VII-X), l'Introduzione all'opera (pp. XI-XXXVI. Seguono le Prenozioni matematiche (pp. 1-118) e la prima parte del capitolo dedicato al mare del Trattato della geografia fisica propriamente detta (pp. 118-457). Il secondo tomo appare nel 1808 e comprende la seconda parte del capitolo sul mare (pp. 3-579). Il terzo tomo viene pubblicato nel 1809 e comprende il secondo capitolo, dedicato alla descrizione fisica della superficie terrestre (pp. 3-610). Il quarto tomo esce nello stesso 1809 e prosegue l'analisi della terra e le sue caratteristiche orografiche (pp. 3-396). Il quinto tomo appare nel 1810 e comprende la conclusione del secondo capitolo della trattazione della terra (pp. 3-230) e l'inizio del terzo capitolo, dedicato all'atmosfera, ossia all'aria (pp. 231-449). Il sesto e ultimo tomo esce nel 1811 e contiene la parte conclusiva del terzo capitolo (pp. 3-176), il capitolo quarto, dedicato al mutamento ed evoluzione della terra (pp. 177- 503), e infine il brevissimo capitolo quinto, dedicato al metodo (pp. 503-504). Gli indici che chiudono ciascuno dei sei tomi non sono molto coerenti fra di loro, soprattutto quello del sesto tomo (pp. 505-508); un indice analitico completo verrà presentato all'interno dell'altra opera dedicata alla geografia kantiana, il [[Manuale di geografia fisica]], che vedrà la luce nel 1843 e che sarà una rielaborazione in forma di dizionario della Geografia fisica.Integrità Eckerlin non traduce il quinto volume dell'edizione Vollmer, che contiene l'ultimo capitolo della polemica con Rink, osservazioni sulla teoria dei venti e un'ampia sezione di annotazioni e aggiornamenti all'opera. Inoltre omette le carte geografiche, di cui pure annuncia la pubblicazione. Di questa mancanza si lamentò anche Ugo Foscolo, che così scriveva a Pietro Borsieri il 5 maggio 1809:     [D]all'imberretato Eckerlin infórmati quando esciranno gli altri volumi della Geografia fisica, e perchè il secondo volume non ha la carta idrografica promessa nella prefazione del primo, e se la Geografia fu mai tradotta in francioso; e dove si possono leggere non tedesche -- ch'io di tedesco ne so quanto monsignore B... sa di greco -- le altre opere di Kant, e segnatamente le antropologiche(Opere edite e postume di Ugo Foscolo, a cura di F. S. Orlandini e E. Mayer, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1862, vol II, p. 352. Interventi A detta dello stesso Eckerlin, le uniche aggiunte da lui effettuate riguardano «le scoperte geografiche più recenti» (Geografia fisica, vol. I, p. X. Verrà avviato un lavoro di comparazione con l'originale al fine di individuare le aggiunte di Eckerlin.La traduzione L'opera prestata da Eckerlin è fondamentale dal punto di vista della storia delle traduzioni italiane di Kant, sia perché è stato il primo a tentare questa difficile impresa, sia perché quest'ultima è avviata da un non-filosofo. La Geografia fisica, assieme alle Idee sull'educazione del 1808, rappresentano un laboratorio prezioso per studiare due fenomeni:     la sperimentazione linguistica, vale a dire il fenomeno di formazione di una tradizione (o consuetudine) terminologica che tramanda il ricorso a certe soluzioni lessicali di generazione in generazione;    la traducibilità delle opere kantiane, vale a dire la loro chiarezza interna, all'inizio dell'Ottocento spesso messa fortemente in discussione, soprattutto da parte dei francesi. Si sta lavorando a un confronto della traduzione con la fonte al fine di ricavare indicazioni utili riguardo alla fedeltà, alla coerenza e alle scelte traduttive di Eckerlin.

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        The Kinnaird Sketchbook. [With:] The Costume of the Russian Army.

      Russian Army: Orme London 1807 - Landscape 4to., 28 watercolour and 2 pencil sketches (incl. perhaps a self-portrait), pencil ms. annotations to 8 sketches (possibly by the artist), 2 pp A.L.s. from Basil Gray to Lord Kinnaird loosely inserted, title-page from a copy of Russian cries folded and loosely inserted; one sketch loose and torn, light occasional staining. Full contemporary brown sheep; slightly rubbed. The Costume of the Russian Army, folio, with hand-coloured engraved vignette of publisher's wrapper cut out and laid on colour paper, stipple-engraved portrait by Godby after Jean Pichon, dated 1806, printed in colours and finished by hand, title-page, dedication, 8 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards; occasional light browning and finger marks. Later cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. Orlowski's sketchbook of original drawings: a unique item which provided material for two contemporary publications and was kept in the same family for over two hundred years. A rare survival which bears witness to the skilful art of the young Orlowski, a talent which made his fame both in Russia and his fatherland, Poland. The title-pages of the uncommon works Russian Army (London, 1807) and Russian Cries (London, 1809) both state that the engravings were taken from a Collection of Drawings Made on the Spot, and now in the Possession of The Right Honourable The Earl of Kinnaird. This 'collection of drawings' constitutes the present sketchbook, as Basil Gray (1904-89), art historian and Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum, confirmed in his letter to Earl Kinnaird in 1935. This letter accompanies the sketchbook, as well as a title page from Russian Cries and a complete copy of Russian Army, with the same provenance. Beside the 18 sketches published, the album contains 10 further sketches in a similar vein. These do not appear to have ever been published. The entire album is devoted to Russian/Polish costumes, typically soldiers and street-vendors, sometimes with sledges, set against fully worked backgrounds. It was made shortly after Orlowski's arrival in Saint-Petersburg, possibly during his early years of travels through the Russian empire and Western Europe. Indeed, after having enjoyed prestigious Polish patrons such as Prince Józef Poniatowski and Izabela Czartoryska, who founded Poland's first museum in Krakow, the talented Orlowski (1777-1832) moved to the Russian capital, where his drawings were well received at court. He then travelled extensively,all the time sketching, before receiving an official position from the Russian government in 1819. Alexander Orlowski (1777-1832) was a Polish painter and lithographer. Of modest birth, his artistic talents grew from a very young age, and he was soon discovered by Izabela Czartoryska, a Polish aristocrat, art collector and writer - she founded Poland's first museum in Krakow. The latter financed his artistic training under the care of the French painter Jean Pierre Norblin, court artist to the Czartoryska family. At the age of 16, Orlowski decided to volunteer to fight in the Kosciuszko insurrection. Wounded at battle, he returned to Warsaw where Prince Józef Poniatowski financed the rest of his artistic studies. Living in Poniatowski's Palace, he was to realise portraits and sketches of the prince's guests to entertain the audience. In 1802, he moved to Saint Petersburg where his drawings were well received at court, before travelling through Russia and Western Europe. In 1819, he was appointed by the government to realise paintings of the military costumes. Throughout his life, Orlowski gathered a very large amount of sketches, watercolours and, later, lithographs of military scenes from the Kosciuszko uprising, of the daily life in Poland and Russia, and of the Russian population published in his Russian Cries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; COMPILED FOR THE USE OF COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

      New Haven, 1807. v,[1],306pp. Contemporary calf, leather label. Rubbed and worn, especially at spine and corners. Some tanning and scattered foxing. A few signatures sprung. Rear free endpaper laid in. About good. In a half morocco and cloth box. This shorter dictionary by Webster is an abridgement of his COMPENDIOUS DICTIONARY, published for school use. It was published in an attempt to gather funds for the completion of his COMPLETE DICTIONARY, a tremendous lexicographical achievement that he thought would take only a few years to complete but was ultimately published in 1828. "Advertised in the CONNECTICUT HERALD, December 15, 1807, and in the CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, February 18, 1808, and later" - Skeel. An important and early Webster dictionary. SKEEL, NOAH WEBSTER BIBLIOGRAPHY 578.

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