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        A Narrative of the Expedition to, and the Storming of Buenos Ayres by the British Army, Commanded by Lieutenant-General Whitelocke

      Bath: Printed by William Meyler, and sold by G. Robinson, 1807. First edition. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards. Lacking the title page, else a very good copy with light scuffing to boards, facsimile title tipped in, owner's name on free front end-paper.. Frontis, 38 pp. Illus. with 1 engraved map. Includes the map of the battle scene with the key. Having failed disastrously to take and hold Buenos Aires for the British against General Santiago de Liniers and his irregulars, and having thus also lost Montevideo, John Whitelocke (1757-1833) was court-martialed and dismissed from the British Army for his failed campaign. Uncommon. Only three at auction in the last forty years. OCLC locates only seven copies: Cornell, Princeton, John Carter Brown, Texas Christian Univ., British Lib., Oxford, BN Chile. Sabin 51805.

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        Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1807. Fourth Edition. Leather bound. Very good. 8vo. 2 volumes. [1], xx, 427pp., [2]; [2], viii, 376pp., [2]. Illustrated with sixteen folding plates. Contemporary marbled calf. Gilt lined borders on covers. Gilt lines, decorations and leather title labels on spines. Marbled end sheets. Armorial bookplate of "Gordon of Cairnfield" on front paste downs. Title labels on spines dulled. Leather worn with fading to gilt. Light browning to front and rear white end papers. Plan of Quebec is opposite page 346 volume 1 and not on page 342 as called for in the contents. Interior and folding illustrations are in very good condition. Author visited Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Alexandria, York, Lancaster, places in Virginia, Albany, Montreal, Lake Champlain, Quebec, lower Canada, Falls of Niagara, Fort Chippeway, etc. Howes W 235; Sabin 10241.

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        The Plays.

      London: for John Stockdale,, 1807. From the corrected text of Johnson and Steevens. 6 volumes, quarto (320 x 250 mm). Contemporary diced russia, richly gilt spines, three-line gilt border on sides enclosing a broad floriate roll tooled border, pretty gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. 22 copperplates engraved by James Heath after Stothard (16), William Hamilton (4) and Henry Fuseli (2). Armorial bookplates of J. P. Brown Westhead (1807-1877), MP and deputy chairman of the London and North Western Railway and the Buenos Aries Great Southern Railway Company (listed in the Journal of the Society of Arts for February 1856). Front joint of volume VI cracked but sound, covers of volume III rather mottled, a few lights abrasions, some foxing and browning in volume II but withal an excellent set, the russia bindings - notoriously fragile - in unusually good condition. First Heath edition in book form. originally issued in parts by Robinson between 1802 and 1804. The London-born son of a bookbinder, James Heath (1757-1834) became one of the most widely-employed engravers of the age, producing illustrations for such celebrated works as Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy (1789), Vancouver's A voyage of discovery to the north Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798), Bruce's Travels (1790) and the frontispiece portrait to Boswell's Life of Johnson (1790). This handsome edition - with engravings after works by Thomas Stothard, William Hamilton and Henry Fuseli, and letterpress by the distinguished printer Thomas Bensley - is a substantial demonstration of his huge popularity. His engravings of the two brooding Fuseli plates for Macbeth are the standout illustrations. "Like the great majority of illustrated editions from the half-century after [Bell's edition], Heath's Shakespeare did not claim any textul revision, instead using the Johnson-Steevens text. Its main appeal was its format - six large quarto volumes, clearly designed to appeal not to the lower economic groups but to those who might justifiably be called the upper middling sort, who had the money to purchase these expensive volumes, space to display them and leisure to read them... [eleven of the plays are illustrated] the only tragedy being Macbeth and the only history King John. Those with illustrations are A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest and The Winter's Tale. Some are remarkable as much for the moment shown as for their visual or interpretive quality" (Stuart Sillars, The Illustrated Shakespeare 1709-1875, Cambridge 2008, p.165). A superb Regency edition in a lovely period binding, standing testimony to the engraver's popularity in being lettered "Heath's Shakespeare".

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        Mémoires de Physique et de Chimie, de la Société d'Arcueil

      Three engraved plates (one folding) & three folding printed tables (one quite large). 2 p.l., iv, 382 pp.; 2 p.l., [5]-498 pp., 1 leaf; 4 p.l., [5]-618 (misnumbered 518) pp. Three vols. 8vo, a fine prize binding of green calf signed "Tripier Bradel," single gilt fillet round sides, sides with the arms in gilt of the "Académie de Paris. Prix du Concours Général," flat spines gilt in the Romantic style, darker green lettering pieces on spines, a.e.g. Paris: J.J. Bernard [Vol. I] & Ve. Perronneau [Vols. II & III], 1807-09-17. First edition and a very pretty complete set of this rare and important publication. "Founded in 1807 by Berthollet and Laplace, the Société d'Arcueil was named after the suburb of Paris where they lived. Other members of this small group were Arago, Bérard, Biot, Chaptal, De Candolle, Collet-Descotils, Dulong, Gay-Lussac, Humboldt, Malus, and Thénard. The society met biweekly and was visited by Berzelius, Davy, Wollaston, and other famous chemists. These memoirs contain many papers of great scientific importance, notably Gay- Lussac's Sur la combinaison des substances gazeuses (Vol. II, pp. 207-234), which enunciates the law named after him. One of Dulong's memoirs describes his discovery of nitrogen trichloride, an unstable liquid that exploded, costing him an eye and three fingers. An important memoir by Malus contains the discovery of the polarization of light by reflection."-Neville, I, p. 42. Pretty sets of this book are distinctly uncommon today. From the Haskell F. Norman library. ? D.S.B., II, 74. Duveen. pp. 25-26. En Français dans le Texte 215. Partington, III, p. 499 & IV, p. 79. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 182.

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        The Plays

      London: T. Davison, 1807. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Octavo. The Plays of William Shakespeare. Illustrated throughtout with text descripition. Bound in full speckled brown morocco, gilt floral interlace vines to covers, spine gilt decorations of crest and maroon title labels, marbled endpaper. Fine.

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        Chrestomathia syriaca, maximam partem e codicibus manu scriptis collecta. Göttingen, J. C. Baier / Barmeier for Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1807.

      1807. 8vo. VIII, 199, (1) pp. Contemp. green boards with giltstamped label to spine. First edition of Knös's large corpus of Syriac texts, one of his principal works. - The Swedish scholar Gustaf Knös (1773-1828) studied in Göttingen and (under Silvestre de Sacy) in Paris. He held the Uppsala chair of oriental languages from 1814 until 1828. Later, following a spiritial crisis, Knös lost all interest in philology and produced no more works. - Spine somewhat sunned. An excellent, virtually unbrowned copy. Zenker, BO II, 1683. Cf. Kayser III, 371 (2d ed. 1808).

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        Le Panier de fruits, ou descriptions botaniques et notices historiques des principaux fruits cultivés en France.

      Paris, Perlet, 1807 ; in-8 ; bradel demi-chagrin rose à petits coins, titre doré, plats de papier marbré rose et blanc figurant des grenades coupées, non rogné (reliure moderne) ; VIII, 384 pp. et 24 planches hors-texte de branches avec feuilles et fruits en couleurs, dessinées par Mlle Joséphine P. et Prêtre, gravées par François Maradan selon la technique de l'aquatinte et du repérage, les couleurs sont issues du cuivre et de l'aquarellage à la main en complément. EDITION ORIGINALE tout aussi réussie que La Corbeille de fleurs publiée la même année et tout aussi rare ; les marchands d'estampes ayant débité ces deux ouvrages à la coupe, les exemplaires complets peuvent êtres regardés comme de rares rescapés. Très bel ouvrage dans une reliure moderne tout à fait charmante.

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        Compendio cronologico-critico della storia di Mantova dalla sua fondazione sino ai nostri tempi... Vol. I (-V)

      Agazzi, 1807-38. 5 voll. rilegati in 3 tomi, pp. XXXII + 368 con un albero genealogico e una cartina topografica del Mantovano f.t. rip.; XII + 356; XIX + (1b) + 264; XXIV + 295 + (1b) con un albero genealogico f.t. piu' volte rip.; XXIII + 463 + (1b). Legatura in mz. pl. coeva (piatti marmorizzati). Tagli spruzzati blu. Bell'esemplare, completo dei 5 volumi stampati fra il 1807 e il 1838, di questo compendio della storia di Mantova. Raro. ITA

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

      Seminario, Padua 1807 - Two parts in one volume, octavo (240 x 165 mm). 441 pages. Errata leaf at end. Contemporary Paduan red morocco, richly gilt, the arms of Padua at center of each side, a wide gilt floral border, spine gilt, black morocco lettering-piece, edges gilt. A major source, often cited, of bio-bibliographical information on the most famous citizens of Padua, framed around an exegesis of the statues surrounding the Prato della Valle. The two parts of the book divide the exterior ring (containing 44 statues) from the interior ring (containing a further 44 statues and obelisks). The square became the property of the city of Padua in 1767, having formerly belonged to the monks of Santa Giustina. The plan to restructure the square was that of Andrea Memmo (depicted in the final statue of the exterior ring). Among the notable figures represented with a statue, and described in Neumayr's extensive biographical notes, are Popes Paul II, Eugene IV, Alexander VIII and Clement XIII. Of greatest importance are Neumayr's entries on pages 121-134 for Ludovico Ariosto; pages 153-172 for Petrarch; and pages 173-179 for Galileo. Lauro no. 680. See also item 400524 for an 1842 guide to Padua. Dried and somewhat cracked, bottom spine compartment perished, internally a fine, crisp copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquarian Repertory: A Miscellaneous Assemblage of Topography, History, Biography, Customs, and Manners

      London: London: Printed and Published for Edward Jeffery,, 1807. Complete in 4 volumes. Books measure 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Complete with 187 engraved plates, some folding, including hand coloured double page illustration of '' Fire of London ''. Lacking a plate that was originally ommited, but later added to some copies. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt and blind stamp tooling to spine and boards, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf rubbed, some abrasion wear on edges, hinge joints split, one board detached, others holding but tender. Internally, occasional light spotting. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice clean set, in attractive period bindings. . New Edition. Full Period Calf. Large Quarto.

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        Bericht von einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach Neu-Süd-Wallis. Gethan in dem Schiffe Lady Nelson, in den Jahren 1800, 1801 und 1802.

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1807. - Mit 1 gest., gefalt. Karte. VI, 1 Bl., 204 S. - Angebunden: II. Beschreibung der Insel St. Helena. Aus dem Englischen. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Ebd., 1807. XVI, 1 Bl., 194 S. - III. Bellaire, J. P.: Beschreibung der vormals venetianischen Inseln und Besitzungen im jonischen Meere oder der jetzigen Republik der sieben vereinigten Inseln. Ebd., 1806. Mit 1 gefalteten, gestochenen Karte. VIII, 191 S. Pappband d. Zt. Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, 33. Band. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Engelmann 102 - Henze II, 388. - James Grant (1772-1833) war ". der erste , der von Kapstadt kommend die neuentdeckte Bass-Straße nach Port Jackson in Neu-Süd-Wales durchfuhr und dabei einen durch rund vier Längenkreise ziehenden Küstenstreifen entschleierte . Er ist der Entdecker des W-Teils der Küste des heutigen Staates Victoria, von der er die erste, wiewohl sehr grobe und fehlerhafte Karte lieferte" (Henze). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of New-York; or the Traveller's Guide Through the Commercial Metropolis of the United States. By a Gentleman Residing in the City

      New York: I. Riley and Co., 1807. First. 16mo. Gilt lined contemporary black leather with raised bands, inner dentelles, 223pp. This is the earliest known guide book of the City. The beautiful frontispiece plan was engraved by Peter Maverick. The pre-commissioners map shows intended land fill expansion by William Bridges. There are 38 references to help the traveler navigate. Plan has been lined with a repair to the upper right margin, some stains to margin and cropping. Hard to find.

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        Le panier de fruits ou descriptions botaniques, et notices historiques des principaux fruits cultivés en France; suivies de différens morceaux de littérature et de morale.

      Perlet Paris, 1807. 1 Bl., VIII, 358 S. Pappband Mit 24 ganzseitigen gestochenen Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, BBI 2233. Barbier III, 768. Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 45. 13x22 cm. Blauer Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und goldenem Rückentitel. Kanten berieben, vorderes Gelenk etwas gelockert. Papier nahezu fleckenfrei. Die schönen Punzenstich-Tafeln, gestochen von Maradan zeigen Früchte und Nüsse darunter Johannisbeere, Erdbeere, Himbeere, Haselnuss, Pistazie…/ With 24 engraved plates. First edition. Contemporary blue boards with red backlabel, gilted lines on spine, gilted letters on label. Cover rubbed at edges, front hinge slightly loosened. Paper almost free of tears or foxing. The nice stipple-engraved plates made by Maradan showing fruits and nuts as for example strawberry, raspberry, hazelnut, pistachio. Guter Zustand/ Good Versand D: 3,00 EUR pomologie pomology stipple-engraved plates

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        Répertoire universel et raisonné de jurisprudence. Troisiéme édition, Corrigée, réduite aux objets dont la connaissance peut encore etre utile, et augmentée I°. d'un grand nombre d'Articles, 2°. de Notes indicatives des changemens apportés aux Lois anciennes par les Lois nouvelles, 3°. de Dissertations, de Plaidoyers et de Réquisitoires de l'Editeur sur les unes et le autres.

      Bertin et Daniel - Garnery - Néve - Antoine Bavoux, 1807-1825. Diciotto volumi in 4° (mm 260 x 200). Mezza pelle coeva, con doppio tassello al dorso, con titolo e numero del volume uin oro. Terza edizione dell'indice delle leggi francesi, corretta ed ampliata da Philippe-Antoine Merlin di Douai, politico e giurista francese, già impegnato nella preparazione delle prime due edizioni pubblicate da Guyot nel 1775 e nel 1784-1785. Nell'opera è presentato lo scibile forense tra la fine d'Ancient Regime e l'inizio dell'età dei Codici. Ottima copia.

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        delle belle arti dissertazioni del cavaliere di ferro e ferro accademico arcade 2 voll

      stamperia dei solli, 1807 - 1808. buono stato di conservazione mezza pelle 20,5x14,5 - 250 pp, 184 pp

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

      Padua: Seminario, 1807. First edition. Dried and somewhat cracked, bottom spine compartment perished, internally a fine, crisp copy. Two parts in one volume, octavo (240 x 165 mm). 441 pages. Errata leaf at end. Contemporary Paduan red morocco, richly gilt, the arms of Padua at center of each side, a wide gilt floral border, spine gilt, black morocco lettering-piece, edges gilt. A major source, often cited, of bio-bibliographical information on the most famous citizens of Padua, framed around an exegesis of the statues surrounding the Prato della Valle. The two parts of the book divide the exterior ring (containing 44 statues) from the interior ring (containing a further 44 statues and obelisks). The square became the property of the city of Padua in 1767, having formerly belonged to the monks of Santa Giustina. The plan to restructure the square was that of Andrea Memmo (depicted in the final statue of the exterior ring). Among the notable figures represented with a statue, and described in Neumayr's extensive biographical notes, are Popes Paul II, Eugene IV, Alexander VIII and Clement XIII. Of greatest importance are Neumayr's entries on pages 121-134 for Ludovico Ariosto; pages 153-172 for Petrarch; and pages 173-179 for Galileo. Lauro no. 680. See also item 400524 for an 1842 guide to Padua.

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        Vie de George Washington, Général en Chef des Armeées Américaines, Durant la Guerre de L'Indépendance, et Président des Étas-Unis d'Amérique . .

      Paris: Dentu, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1807, 1807. First edition of the first French translation. Sabin 44793; Howes M-317. Slight browning to the paper (some signatures more noticeably than others; some fine); occasional stains and minor paper flaws; bindings slightly worn; very good set in contemporary state.. 5 vols, 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper boards, red and black leather spine labels, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait in volume one. Half-titles present; half-title in volume one is a cancel. John Marshall's famous biography of George Washington, translated into French from the English by Pierre François Henry. From the Washingtonian Library of Foster Stearns, with his bookplate on the front paste-downs; small ink stamp on the title-pages of Liberia Galeria, dated 1913. This set is without the accompanying folio atlas.

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        Histoire de la Guerre d'Espagne et de Portugal, pendant les années 1807 à 1813. EN 2 TOMES

      1807. GERMAIN MATHIOT. 1819. In-12.Carré. Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat passable. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais. XX + 380 + 384 pages. Un plan dépliant en noir et blanc, en fin de 1er tome. Mors usés. Manque important sur le dos du 1er tome, et consolidé avec de la bande adhésive, sur le 2nd tome. Plus la campagne de 1914 dans le midi d la France, par le Colonel Sir John Jones, avec Notes et Commentaires de Alph. Beauchamp.

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        Karte von Jutland

      Nurnberg: bey Homanns Erben, 1807. 17 12 x 22" plus margins, original outline color, some faint watermarks. Two repaired pin holes, paper toned otherwise Good+ condition.

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        Traité sur la rougeole

      A Paris, chez Gabon, 1807. [2]-XX-211-[1] pages demi-basane tabac de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge 1807, 1807, in-8, [2]-XX-211-[1] pages, demi-basane tabac de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, Édition originale. Rare. Refonte de la thèse de doctorat de Gaspard Roux (1780-1839), présentée en 1802. Roux exerça dans une petite ville de Bourgogne, où il observa, durant cinq ans de pratique, plusieurs épidémies de rougeole ; fort de ces nouvelles expériences, il enrichit sa thèse inaugurale. "Ouvrage qui est fort estimé" (Michaud, Biographie des hommes vivants, vol. 5). À partir de 1807, Roux commence une carrière de médecin militaire. Envoi de l'auteur, adressé à l'un de ses collègues, en tête du faux-titre. Wellcome IV, p. 568. Hirsch IV, 901

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        Charte von dem Königreiche Bayern Mit Benützung der neuern astronomischen Bestimmungen und der besten Special Charten nach den lezten Friedens Schlüssen und Conventionen entworfen und gezeichnet von K. J. Kipferling - Wien Im Verlag des Kunst und Industrie-Comptoirs 1807.':.

      - Grenzkolorierter Kupferstich v. Karl Joseph Kipferling b. Kunst und Industrie Comptoir in Wien, dat. 1807, 64,5 x 49 Dörflinger/Hühnel, Atlantes Austriaci. Österreichische Atlanten, 1. Band (1. Teilband), S. 50 u. 51, KIC C (Suppl.), 29; vgl. auch Dörflinger/Hühnel Rie C. (dort veränderte Karte von 1817 und Inset Pfalzkarte) - Zeigt das Königreich Bayern. - Unten rechts Kartentitel. - Unten links Meilenzeiger.

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        CAHIER de dessin représentant les JEUX DE L'ENFANCE ET DE LA JEUNESSE. Premier cahier : Jeux des jeunes garçons. Paris, N. Schenker, s.d. (1807); petit in-4° oblong, cartonnage de l'époque, papier éponge vert, titre doré sur une pièce rouge sur le premier plat

      10 PLANCHES EN COLORIS DE L'ÉPOQUE figurant : Les Traineaux, les Quatre-coins, les Papillons, la Loterie, les Traineaux à piques, Le petit Palet, Riquelette, les Bulles de savon, la Tapette, le Cocochet. PREMIER TIRAGE. L'éditeur promet, en cas de succès, un second cahier de dix planches; il paraîtra quelques mois plus tard. Charmant exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'édition. Cet ouvrage est de la plus grande rareté. CCFR : un ex. des deux cahiers et un exemplaire du premier cahier seul (BN); aucun exemplaire au NUC. Manque à Gumuchian

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        Meine Lebensgeschichte. Zweite Auflage. 3 Bände. VI, 308 S.; Titel, 353 S.; Titel, 367 S. Mit gestoch. Porträt und 8 Kupfertafeln von Berger, Haas, Bollinger, Bolt u. a. Schlichte Pappbde d. Z. (Kanten berieben, Ecken bestoßen) mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer, 1802 und 1807. - Erste illustrierte Ausgabe. Interessante Autobiographie des seinerzeit berühmten Schauspielers (1735-1799). "Einer der gebildetsten Schauspieler seiner Zeit und geachteter Theaterschriftsteller, dessen eigene Lebensbeschreibung zur Kenntnis der Entwicklung von Theaterwesen und Schauspielerstand wichtig ist" (Gassen in der NDB II 521). Dieses Gegenstück zu Christs 'Erinnerungen' ermöglicht vielfältige Einblicke nicht nur in das Theaterleben jener Zeit. "Brandes will zeigen, wie unglücklich die Folgen verwahrloster Erziehung und jugendlicher Unbesonnenheit sein können und schildert mit anziehender und schonungsloser Aufrichtigkeit die Abenteuer, die er als durchgebrannter Kaufmannslehrling erlebte, da er als Landstreicher, als Knecht eines Quacksalbers, als Hausierhändler sich kümmerlich durchschlug und übel umhergestoßen wurde, bis er endlich als Schauspieler sein Brot fand und bei den Truppen von Schönemann und Schuch, dann in München, Dresden, Mannheim und weiterhin unter Schröder in Hamburg tätig war. Neben der fesselnden Schilderung seiner Jugendabenteuer gibt das Werk auch wertvolle Einblicke in die Lebensgewohnheiten des Schauspielerstandes in jener Zeit" (Klaiber). Die erste Ausgabe von 1799-1800 enthielt nur die 3 Titelkupfer und noch nicht die hübschen Szenenkupfer. – Teils gebräunt, gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Exlibris. Selten. – Goed. IV 1, 146, 19 (1802-05). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anatomisk-physiologiske Forelæsninger for Anthropologer. 1-2 Del.

      Kjöbenhavn, K. Kristensen, 1807-08. (16) + 224 + (16) + 231 s. Fint samt. brunt skinnbd. med gult skinn tittelfelt og ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsats. Navn på forsatsbl. Michael Skjelderup, 1769-1852, lege. Født i Hof i Vestfold. Skjelderup dro til Danmark i 1789. Han hadde fått vite at man ved det i 1785 stiftede Kgl. Chirurgisk Akademie kunne bli lege uten å være student. Han avla i 1794 kirurgisk eksamen med første karakter. Skjelderup hadde spesielle evner som pedagog, og hans forelesninger og demonstrasjoner ble fulgt av mange studenter. I 1800 ble han uten artium immatrikulert ved Universitetet i Kjøbenhavn, og året etter ansatt som adjunkt i anatomi og fysiologi. Avla disputas i 1805 og kreert til Dr. med. Skjelerup ble i 1813 utnevnt til professor i medisin ved det Kgl. Frederiks Universitet i Kristiania. Norsk biografisk leksikon.

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        SECRETOS RAROS DE ARTES Y OFICIOS. 12 volúmenes encuadernados en 6 tomos

      Imprenta de Villalpando 1807-1808, Madrid - 10x15 Tomo 1: frontis + XXXII + 210 pp. Tomo 2: frontis + XXII + 224 pp. Tomo 3: frontis + 1 hoja + XII + 216 pp. Tomo 4: frontis + XIV + 234 pp. Tomo 5: frontis + XII + 207 pp. Tomo 6: frontis + XII + 1 hoja + 224 pp. (falta pág. 199 a 202). Tomo 7: frontis + XI + 242 pp. (falta pág. 33 a 48). Tomo 8: frontis + XII + 251 pp. Tomo 9: frontis + XV + 251 pp. Tomo 10: frontis + XV + 250 pp. Tomo 11: frontis + XVI + 231 pp. Tomo 12: frontis + 2 hojas + 251 pp. 225 pp. por volumen (aprox.) Arte Libro mínimas rozaduras. Muy buen estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Skygger af romerske Mænd, som kæmpe for og imod Frihed og Magt. En Prologus til det fjerde Monarchies Drama, i tvende Dele af B. D. Prahl, Cancellieraad og Byskriver. Bind I-II.

      Christiania, N. Wulfsbergs Forlag, 1807. XVI + 334 + 348 + (2) s. Samt. skinnbd. Stempel på tittelbl. (Classenske Bogsamling). Fuktskjold i øvre marg på s. I-VIII i bd. I.

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        Versuch über die Bedingung und die Folgen der Volksvermehrung. Aus dem Englischen von F(ranz) H(ermann) Hegewisch. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil.

      Altona, bei J. F. Hammerich, 1807. - XVI 368; VIII 358 (1) S., 2 Bde., HLdr. -- Borst 819. Carpenter; Bestsellers XXXII 5. Humpert 13008. Kress B.5222. - "An Essay On The Principle Of Population." (London 1806). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des jeux de l'enfance et de la jeunesse chez tous les peuples. Paris, Barbou, 1807.

      1 volume in-12° relié pleine basane marbrée d'époque, dos lisse décoré, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, XXXII + 334 p. Frontispice en couleurs (Sophie Massard), coins un peu émoussés quelques épidermures sur les plats, coiffes avec petits accidents, sinon très bon état interne. Bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Quérard I, p. 12

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        Histoire de la guerre de la Vendée et des Chouans.

      Paris Guiguet et Michaud 1807 Paris, Guiguet et Michaud, 1807; 3 vol. in-12 (12 X 20 cm) demi basane havane mouchetée à coins, dos lisses, pièce de titre rouge, tomaison beige, filets et roulettes dorés en place des nerfs, plats de papier beige moucheté, tranches marbrées. (Reliure d'époque. Coiffe supérieure du tome I et chasses un peu frottées, quelques annotations anciennes sur la page de titre). 430 + 448 + 464 pp. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée contenant une grande carte dépliante. Lorsque le Directoire fut établi, Beauchamp (1767-1832) eut la possibilité de consulter de nombreuses archives, détaillées et secrètes. Il eut alors l'idée d'écrire l' Histoire de la Vendée. Dès sa parution en 1806, son

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        Opere illustrate da Ugo Foscolo

      per Luigi Mussi 1807 - 1808, Milano - 2 voll. in-folio grande (470x310mm), pp. LVI, (2), 157, (3); 274, (2); cartonatura originale in marmorizzatura caillouté policroma. Dorsi mancanti, qualche mancanza ai piatti. Sono assenti il ritratto dell'autore e le 3 restanti tavole f.t. incise da Francesco Rosaspina, nonché la prima carta nn. del primo volume, che conteneva la numerazione dell'esemplare, la dedicatoria a stampa del nome dell'asociato e la firma autografa di Ugo Foscolo. A pieni margini, in barbe. COPIA DA STUDIO. Rarissima prima edizione delle opere del Montecuccoli a cura del Foscolo, tirata a sole 170 copie, di cui 157, fra cui il nostro, in carta Realfina. Per certo la più sfarzosa delle stampe foscoliane (Acchiappati). La prima pubblicazione di un corpus di rilievo (gli Aforismi dell’arte bellica più le Tavole militari con il titolo aggiunto de Il sistema dell’arte bellica) si ebbe nel 1807, per iniziativa di Ugo Foscolo (che compì pesanti interventi sui testi). (Giampiero Brunelli in D.B.I., LXXVI, 2012). Le opere del Montecuccoli erano allora note in Italia esclusivamente in traduzione francese; Foscolo recuperò, per curare la presente stampa, l’edizione italiana del 1704, ampiamente scorretta e lacunosa, e, avvalendosi anche di un’edizione latina uscita a Vienna nel 1718, introdusse correzioni e integrazioni al testo originale non rispettando sempre i più rigorosi crismi filologici. Del resto intenzione primaria del Foscolo nell'accingersi a tale impresa fu (oltre alla speranza di una promozione militare e alla congiunta speranza di un guadagno economico) di rinverdire la tradizione della trattatistica bellica italiana e di riscoprire colui che, a suo giudizio, era stato il maggiore e il più dotto fra i capitani nati in Italia dopo il risorgimento dalla barbarie [nella visione romantica del poeta la barbarie era il Medioevo]. Ottolini, 51. Mazzolà, 31, Acchiappati, I, pp. 155 e sgg., n. 58 (dettagliatissima descrizione bibliografica e altrettanto minuziosa cronistoria della genesi dell'edizione): Si tratta della seconda opera di interesse militare, dopo la traduzione del Commentario della battaglia di Marengo, forse concepita dall'Autore, almeno nella fase ideativa, con la non infondata speranza di una promozione a capo-battaglione. La stampa dell'opera fu. alquanto travagliata. Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. Giacinta Mariscotti. Wohl Rom, 1807.

      1807. Gestochene Kupferplatte (132:202 mm). Schön gestochenes Bildnis der römischen Nonne Hyacintha Mariscotti (1585-1640) aus dem Orden der Tertiarschwestern der Franziskaner, mit Kruzifix, Bibel und Totenkopf in ihrer Zelle. Wohl entstanden anläßlich der Heiligsprechung im Jahre 1807. Der römische Kupferstecher Bombelli (1737-1809), Schüler des Stefano Pozzi, stach u. a. die zwölf Engel auf der Englsbrücke sowie "mehrere Blätter nach den schönsten antiken Statuen Roms" (Nagler 2, 27; vgl. auch Thieme/B. 4, 261f.).

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        VOYAGE DANS LES DEPARTEMENS DU MIDI DE LA FRANCE.

      1807à Paris de l' Imprimerie Impériale. 1807- 1811. 4 volumes in 8 avec 1 planche dépliante h.t., et un atlas in 4 de 28 pages et 83 planches.1/2 cuir blond époque . dos lisses , ornés de faux nerfs dorés. titres dorés. plats marbrés cirés époque. tranches mouchetées. Ex libris sur chaque volume " Dampierre ".xij + 548 pp + 600 pages + 662 pages + 917 pages . ( 83 planches pour l'atlas dont certaines bis . Atlas à toutes marges. 1 planche hors texte pour le 4ème volume.). atlas bien complet des 3 planches de costumes en couleurs. avec la très belle planche plusieurs fois dépliante de la fête donnée la veille de la fête Dieu à Aix en Provence. 1ère Edition.Très joli exemplaire bien propre. ( planche LII brunie en marges ). Reliures époque en parfait état. Complet.ref. Gap. Carpentras . Valence .Vienne . Orange. Avignon. Aix. Marseille. Pyrénées. Lyon ; Le Creusot. Toulon . St Tropez. Fréjus. Antibes. Nice...Les Pyrénées. très nombreuses et riches références architecture, antiquités. Description fort intéressante des lieux touristiques et moeurs locales.

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        The Oxford Almanack for the Year of our Lord God MDCCCVIII

      1807 - A scarce broadside almanac and one dominated by a Turner panoramic view of the university town from the far side of the river. Measuring 54 by 48 cm. About two-thirds of the broadside is taken up with the engraving. Below the engraving is the calendar. In between is the title in a center box, and to its sides are boxes with one, listing the kings of England, the other, the then current officers of the university. No copies found anywhere. The British Library has a similar broadside almanack for 1806, depicting Exeter College and executed by Turner and Basire, but not this year nor this panoramic scene. Also no copy showing up in a search of the Bodleian. Backed by linen, as we believe it might have been originally so issued. Light soiling, but mainly an appealing patina from the age toning.

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        3 eigenh. Schul- und Lektürebücher. O. O., 1807 bis 1824.

      1807. Zusammen 186 größtenteils beschr. Bll. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit. Kl.-4to. Die Tochter von Herzog Georg I. von Sachsen-Meiningen und Louise Eleonore von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, am 13. August 1792 als Prinzessin Adelheid von Sachsen-Meiningen geboren, ehelichte am 13. Juli 1818 in Kew Palace, Surrey, William Heinrich von Großbritannien und Herzog von Clarence, der von 1830 an als Wilhelm IV. Großbritannien regierte. Der Ehe entstammen zwei Töchter, Charlotte Augusta (1819-19) und Elizabeth (1820-21). - Ein Buch - das, wenn auch undatiert, so der Handschrift nach doch früheste und wohl auch vor 1807 entstandene - ist der Geschichte vorbehalten und behandelt die Epochen von der "Alten Geschichte" bis hin zur "Geschichte der Deutschen" bis ins 16. Jhdt. Der zweite Band umfaßt "Etwas über die spanische Sprache", "Vocablen [!] spanische u. deutsche" sowie Lektüreexzerpte und wohl auch eigene Gedanken und Reflexionen. Der dritte Band enthält gleichfalls Ausschnitte ihrer Lektüre. Von 1813 bis 1821 gibt es keine Eintragungen, erst dann werden sie auf 26 Seiten bis 1824 fortgesetzt.

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        Voyage dans les départemens du Midi de la France -A Paris de l'Imprimerie Impériale- 1807 -

      Atlas pour servir au voyage dans les départemens du Midi de la France. Un volume in quarto . Reliure de l'époque, demi-basane verte, dos à cinq nerfs orné de motifs dorés. Complet de ses 80 planches figurant dans l'état des planches. Quelques rousseurs éparses sur les feuillets de textes, mors du premier plat restauré,pages de garde remplacées. Trés bon état général.

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        THE CARE KILLER, Or a Happy Knack of Spending an Evening without Company. Being a Valuable Collection of Pleasing Tales, Whimsical Anecdotes, original Witticisms, Brilliant Flashes, and Good Things. Collected Selected and Nothing of Importance Neglected by Jonathan Jolly Fellow of the Royal Society of Attic Wits.

      1st and only Ed. 12mo. 324pp. + [viii] Index. 7 engraved plates, printed t.p. vignette. Some light browning, pp.295-6 shaved along fore-edge with loss to text and misbound after pp.297-8, pp.111-2 sl loss to fore-edge in part affecting three lines of text, rebound in modern period style calf, gilt lettered red morocco title label to spine.Extremely scarce. Roff pp.73-4. Part I only '...Issued probably as a stitched pamphlet...' Oxford University Copac 'Issued in 6 parts, with separate t.ps. and engraved plates. Additional engraved t.p. to vol. Preface dated January 28, 1807. The individual t.ps. are included in the signatures but do not form part of the pagination sequence. The last part (p. 281-324) was issued with the index and the additional engraved t.p. to the complete vol. in place of its own letter-press t.p. Index ([8] p. at end). Colophon: Printed by W. Glindon, ... Haymarket.'

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        Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, Executed from Designs by Thomas Hope

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 1807. First edition. Volume measures 22" x 14". 53, [60 plates] pp. Bound in a recent half maroon morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title lettering to spine with blind-stamped decoration. New endpapers. Crease to ffep. Scattered foxing, also affecting plates. Extra engraved title page. Descriptive text to accompany the plates. With 60 full-page engraved plates from drawings by Hope. A scarce first edition of a classic title in VG condition. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1807. Elephant Folio.

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        (Lettera Autografo) Stima quadro di Guido Reni da Jacopo Alessandro Calvi 1807

      li 6 Ottobre 1807. (Lettera Autografo) Stima quadro di Guido Reni da Jacopo Alessandro Calvi detto il Sordino. - Nacque a Bologna il 22 febbr. 1740 da Giuseppe e Rosa Ceneri. Interrotti gli studi primari per una malattia che lo privò dell'udito, fu avviato dal padre - un commerciante di droghe, dilettante di poesia e in familiarità con G. P. Zanotti - allo studio della pittura, nella bottega di Giuseppe Varotti (maggio 1750). Nel 1752 il C. era già in grado di frequentare l'Accademia del nudo e di intensificare lo studio della pittura copiando gli affreschi del chiostro di S. Michele in Bosco e i dipinti di Reni e Tiarini in casa Marchesini (due copie a sanguigna, siglate, dai Tiarini della collezione Marchesini - che potrebbero essere quindi le prime cose note del C. - si conservano nelle collezioni reali di Windsor). In-4°, 1 f. 20 righi. Lettera firmata e datata. Rara lettera ben conservata.

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        Voyage dans le basse et la haute Egypte.

      (London, 1807) folio, tutta tela, frontespizio inciso in rame, 107 (di , in questa orima edizione inglese, "110 PLANCHES NUMEROTES 109, AVEC UNE PLANCHE V BIS, DEUX PLANCHES 25 ET 84 PLACEES EN FRONTISPICE DES VOLUMES DE TEXTE"), mancano le 5bis, 25 e 84) tavole doppie e una grande carta pi volte ripiegata, tutte incise. Copia ex biblioteca della quale porta il timbro al solo retro della carta geografica. Dorso con lacerazioni, riparate. Vivant Denon (1747 - 1825)

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        Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;

      Dentu, Imprim- Libre, Paris 1807 - 2 tomos encuadernados en holandesa piel en muy buen estado de conservación. Formato Cuarto. Tomo Primero: 240 páginas; Mapa plegable de la costa N-E de Asia y de las islas de Japón, vista del puerto y de la costa Nambu, grabado de un hombre y una mujer de la bahia des Volcans; Vista de Niphon, falta una lámina. Tomo Segundo: 341 páginas, mapa de L´ile Formose, des Iles Madjicosemah et Likeujo, vista de la isla Komesang et du port Chosan. Portada del primer tomo con pequeñas manchitas, ligera mancha de humedad en las primeras hojas, ligera mancha de humedad en el mapa pleglable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue d?une Belle Collection de Tableaux Delaissee par feu Monsieur Francois Emmanuel van Ertborn. Dont la Vente se sera publiquement a la chambre des Arquebusiers a Anvers mardi 18 Aout 1807 en argent decimal de France sous la direction de Monsieur N. F. Beeckmans. L'exposition publique en sera faite pendant le jour qui precedera celui de la Vente Immediatement apres la Vente des Tableaux on vendra sous la direction de Mons. Batalie, une tres-grande quantite d'Instruments de Phisique et de Chimie, tous tres-bien conditionnes

      Antwerp: Ce Catalogue se distribue a Anvers Chez A. Grange Imprimeur-Libraire, marche aux oeufs, a deux sols pour les pauvres, 1807. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo; 27 pp. 85 lots of paintings, all priced in contemporary manuscript, plus unpriced lots (108) of scientific instruments. Recent sympathetic wrappers. Title-page has three stains which penetrate blank verso, on which appear two tax stamps; some foxing; last page soiled. Posthumous sale of the small but choice collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings assembled by Frans Emmanuel Ertborn (1716-1791), a wealthy Antwerp businessman who was the first Director of the Prussian East India Company (Emden). Although this collection featured a number of important paintings, it remains surprisingly unknown, and is virtually absent from all reference works consulted by us. It seems that van Ertborn's fame as a collector has been completely eclipsed by the his grandson, Florent van Ertborn, whose museum of "primitive" Flemish paintings was given to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp. In the present sale lot 1 was the superb Rubens painting of Saint Walburga and the Miracle of the Ship (now Museum der Bildenden Kuenste, Leipzig). Lot 3 was Rubens' portrait of St James the Minor now at the Museo del Prado. Lot 42 of the sale ("Still Life in an Architectural Setting") by Jan Fyt and Erasmus Quellinus, the Younger is now at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (Acc. 50.2728). But the highest price of all was paid for lot 17 (1,410 fl.), a mountainous landscape by Nicolaues Pieterszoon Berchem that has not yet been located ("Un paysage montagneus; sur le premier plan deux paysans conduisent un trompeau de moutons et de vaches; un peu en arriere l'on voit d'autres bestiaux. Dans l'eloignement il y a des fabriques, tours, montagnes, etc."). OCLC finds only the KMSKA copy, but to this census we add examples at Frick and Getty. Provenance: on final page the contemporary ownership inscription of "Mr. Spruijt" (i.e. Charles Joseph Francois Spruyt, the art dealer, painter, and curator for Prince Auguste d'Arenburg); the Getty Provenance Index lists 1,402 puchases by Spruyt from 1784-1810, including the two Rembrandts referenced by Hofstede de Groot (471c and 866) and Maes (Hofstede de Groot 560). Lugt 7295.

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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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        Hermisphere Marittime /Hemisphere Terrestre

      1807. Carta geografica del mondo con proiezione gnomonica, pubblicata a Firenze nel 1806/7. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in perfette condizioni. Rara. Firenze Florence 650 340

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        Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

      S. and J. Ridge, Newark 1807 - Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later issue points. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History Of England, History Of Anglo Saxons, History Of The Reigns Of Edward The Sixth, Mary And Elizabeth And The History Of The Reign Of Henry The Eighth Comprising The Political History Of The Commencement Of The English Reformation

      Publisher Here 1807 - 7 matching full leather gilt. 5 raised bands. Front and rear covers loose but present. Most spines defective. All but one volume spine label present. Marbled end pages and page ends. In need of sympathetic restoration. The History of the Anglo Saxons comes in 2 volumes. These are both 2nd edition Corrected and Enlarged. Volume 1 (1807) has a fold out colour map. Volume 2 (1807). The History of England comes in 3 volumes, all 1st editions. Vol 1 (1814) From the Norman Conquest to the Accession of Edward the First, Vol 2 (1815) From the Accession of Edward the First to the Death of Henry the Fifth, Vol 3 (1823) During the Middle Ages comprising the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III and Henry VII. The History of the Reign of Henry the Eighth Comprising the Political History of the Commencement of the English Reformation is one volume, 1st Edition, 1826. The History of the reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary and Elizabeth is one volume, 1st edition 1829. (YBP Ref: 1254/19 15) Size: 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bataille de Preussisch-Eylau gagnée par la Grande Armée, commandée en personne par S. M. Napoléon Ier, Empereur des Français, Roi d'Italie, sur les armées combinées de Prusse et de Russie, le 8 février 1807. Avec trois plans et deux cartes.

      Paris, 1807. In-folio, 33-(1) pp., reliure moderne demi-toile, dos orné. Complet des 5 grandes planches dépliantes. Bel exemplaire, qui semble avoir été entièrement lavé. Sous une fine reliure. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        An Essay on Transparent Prints, and on Transparencies in General.

      London: Printed for the Author, 1807. First edition, folio, [6], viii, 64, [3]pp., with half-title, additional engraved title with large allegorical vignette, text in English and French, without the list of subscribers, 7 hand-coloured engraved plates with some transparency varnish, 8 plates showing examples of engraving, stipple, soft ground etching, and aquatints (one double-page), 4 half-page vignettes, one plate of six mounted specimens of the coloured papers that produce the best imitation of Stained Glass, the tip of each having been been dipped into Transparent Varnish shows the effect when so cleared, wood-engraved tail-pieces, small ink stain to lower margin of first 6 leaves, some occasional spotting, endpapers creased, orig. paper-covered boards, soiled, rebacked with paper spine, with orig. oval printed paper title label within a decorative border on upper cover, uncut, persevered in a smart morocco-backed solander box, spine lettered in gilt. "A book dealing with a special method of using varnishes in order to render transparent the paper employed for coloured prints on glass. This curious fashion of transparencies or glass paintings arose at the end of the seventeenth century, and was much in vogue for windows, screens, and the like. They were produced by laying specially tinted impressions on glass and rubbing away the paper behind, leaving just enough film to enable the colouring to be put on by hand."?Prideaux. The varnished images include two Chinese men with lanterns, the head of a cat, the British Imperial crown, a philosopher in his windowed study, and a fireplace. Provenance: "A.S. Gratton, Chesterfield", early ownership inscription on front free endpaper; J.A. Beedham, twentieth century inscription on front pastedown. Abbey, Life 230; Prideaux pp. 284 & 346.

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