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        Oriental Field Sports being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the wild sports of the East and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger... and other undomesticated animals..

      London: Edward Orme, 1807. Oblong folio. (18 3/8 x 23 inches). Pictorial title rendered in stencil, printed title leaf, dedication leaf, preface on pp. i-ii, 150 pp., plus plate list. 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Howitt. Early half maroon straight-grained morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, decorative roll tools in gilt on each band, lettered direct in the second and fourth compartments First edition of the finest book ever published on Indian sport and one of the great colour-plate books of the period. Williamson served in a British regiment in Bengal and was an avid sportsman while there. After being recalled to England, "Williamson's knowledge of wild life and Oriental sports had come to the notice of the Orme family" (Rohatgi & Parlett). The Orme's contracted with celebrated painter Samuel Howitt to prepare finished watercolours based on Williamson's original sketches during his time in India, and published the work, originally in 20 parts, between 1805 and 1807. The result was "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). The work, however, is not merely a sporting book. As Williamson writes in the Preface, the work "is offered to the public as depicting the Manners, Customs, Scenery, and Costume of a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire, and of such importance to its welfare, as to annex a certain degree of consequence to every publications, that either exhibits, or professes to impart, a knowledge of whatever may hitherto have been concealed, or that remains unfolded to our view." The plates, engraved by H. Merke or J. and Vivares Hamble, display the best of early 19th century colour aquatint. Howitt and Williamson's images are vivid depictions of both the chase and the Indian scenery. Of particular note are the four plates treating elephants, described by Williamson as possessing "the energy of the horse, the sagacity of the dog, and a large portion of the monkey's cunning." The eleven plates devoted to the tiger are each riveting. The work was published to great acclaim. An 1807 issue of The Monthly Review declared: "Much entertainment for the eye, and much information for the mind will be found in this very splendid volume." The Review continues by lamenting the high cost of the work: "Twenty guineas may be a trifle in Nabob's pocket: but Nabobs are not numerous in England; and we should suppose that the sale of such a work as this cannot be very widely diffused." This no doubt contributed to the work's present-day rarity. This copy is an early issue, with pre-publication watermarks and Tooley's first state of plate XXXI (with the plate captioned "Hunting Jackalls"). The early issues of the work, generally subscriber's copies, are bound from the original parts and contain "the finest impressions of the plates" (Tooley). Subsequent editions, i.e. the second edition of 1808 and the quarto edition of 1819, are considered by Tooley as "inferior." Abbey Travel II, 427; Mellon, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship 88; Nissen ZBI 4416; Rohatgi & Parlett, pp. 252-254; Schwerdt II, 297; Tooley 508; India Observed 93.

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        Thoughts on the Effects of the British Government of the State of India: Accompanied with Hints Concerning the Means of Conveying Civil and Religious Instruction to the Natives of That Country

      Edinburgh, Printed at the University Press, 1807-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. vi, 294 pages 23 cm. Bound in modern full leather. Gilt lettering on red Moroccan leather spine label. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Provence: Copy of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. BMC. William Tennant was the chaplain for the East Indian Company. His treatise gives a great comparison of Europe history and government to that of the Mogul Empire and the various princes prior to British colonization. He attempts to show how British customs can work in India, based on historical and personal observations, to prevent a future uprising in protest against British rule. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was the first American Christian missionary organization. It was created in 1810 by recent graduates of Williams College. In the 19th century it was the largest and most important of American missionary organizations.

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        The Bakerian Lecture, on some Chemical Agencies of Electricity. [offprint:] from the Philosophical Transactions.

      London, W. Bulmer, 1807 - 4to (252 x 193 mm), pp [ii] 56, with one engraved plate; title a little spotted, some occasional spotting to text, inscribed by Davy 'from the Author' on title, a good copy in plain wrappers. £4000First edition, presentation copy of the rare offprint issue of Davy's important paper on electrolysis. 'In 1806 Davy was able to return to electrochemistry, and in November of that year it formed the subject of the Bakerian Lecture, which he delivered before the Royal Society. The first part of the lecture was concerned with the decomposition of water on electrolysis. Davy established that when pure water, redistilled in silver apparatus, was electrolyzed in gold or agate vessels in an atmosphere of hydrogen (so that nitrogen could not combine with the nascent hydrogen or oxygen), it was decomposed into oxygen and hydrogen only.'. Nobody had reasoned and experimented with a clarity approaching this. Davy then proceeded to discuss the use of electrolysis as a method of chemical analysis and the transport of substances during electrolysis, and to propose an electrical theory of chemical affinity. Davy found that the electrical condition of a substance can modify its chemical properties; negatively electrified zinc is inert, and positively electrified silver is reactive. This, and that an electric current decomposed compounds, led Davy to propose that chemical affinity is electrical' (DSB). These experiments led Davy to discover sodium and potassium the following year, and in the year after barium, calcium and boron.This lecture was read on November 20, 1806.Source book in chemistry p 243; Sparrow 52; Wheeler Gift 2511OCLC records Huntington, Yale, Buffalo, Smithsonian, Harvard, Chicago, and Dartmouth

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        Merklicher Einfluß Portugiesischer und Spanischer Juden, Chaldäer und Hebräer, in Begleitung phönizischer Seefahrer, auf den Anbau Hibernienes und des langen Strichs der schottischen Matroseninseln auf die feinere Bildung des Barden Ossian, und auf die älteste, ursprünglich sehr fromme, ächt - schottische Freymaurerey. (Mit dem Vortitel:) Einfluß frommer Juden und ihrer Harfe auf den Geist roher Nationen, insonderheit auf Ossians Bardenlieder, den Matrosengesang und die zum Schöpfer den Geist emporhebende Schottische Freymaurerey.

      Leipzig, Crusius 1807.XIV, 452 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. ADB XXXIX, 597; Kloss 1965b; Wolfstieg 35733: "Selten". - Gering berieben. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life By one of THE Wretched. [On cover label: "Engravings to Illustrate the Miseries of Human Life."]

      London: William Miller, 1807. First edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. . Very Good Minus. Oblong, 18.5 by 21.5 cm. Hand-colored engraved title, followed by 16 hand-colored plates, one of which is folding. Based on the Reverend James Beresford?'s ?"The Miseries of Human Life?", published in 1806 by Miller. (The same work inspired publisher Rudolph Ackermann and artist Thomas Rowlandson as well.) Each plate accompanied by a facing letterpress page of description. Abbey 259. WIth original boards and printed label. Dampstain covering much of label and touching on the surrounding board paper pastedown, which has a moderate amount of other soiling too. The dampstain is heavy for small area of label, but none of the type is unreadable. Also a small finger-scrape hole of the label, again not affecting its content materially. A few light stains and finger smudges of the interior leaves, but overall these come off as crisp and clean.

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        Geschichte der Kreuzzüge (7 in 8 Bände)

      Leipzig, Curtius bzw. Vogel, 1807/32. - nach morgenländischen und abendländischen Berichten. Mit 2 gefalteten Karten, zusammen über 4500 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild, 21 x 13 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, Stempel auf den Titelblättern, innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. „Unter den deutschen Historikern war Wilken der erste, der in der Geschichtsschreibung der Kreuzzüge auch auf Urkunden und Berichte in arabischer Sprache zurückgriff und der diese in seinen Werken übersetzte, interpretierte und ganz oder auszugsweise nachdrucken ließ. Wegen des reichhaltigen Quellenmaterials ist sein Werk, obwohl in der Interpretation von der modernen Geschichtswissenschaft weitgehend aufgearbeitet, bis heute ein brauchbarer Stützpfeiler in der Erforschung der Kreuzzüge geblieben". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Col. Aaron Burr on an Indictment for Treason. Volume 1.

      Westcott & Co.. Hardcover. Washington, 1807. Volume 1 of three, bound with the first 106 pages of Vol. II. [2], 147, 11, [1], 106- pp. Contemporary calf with morocco label on spine. Front board detached, rear board nearly detached, contents generally sound with some pencil marks on endpapers and rear pastedown, contemporary ownership marks from 1820 on top of title page. No title page present for second volume. Contents generally very good with normal tanning and some brittleness. An exceedingly scarce title on Burr. No complete set has appeared at auction over the last thirty years. Howes B1013, Sabin 9433, Shaw & Shoemaker 13732. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fair. 1807. First Edition.

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        Systematisches Handbuch der Geburtshülfe für Geburtshelfer, Aerzte und Wundärzte Nach neuen Ansichten bearbeitet. Mit einem Kupfer

      Bei T. E. Hienrichs, Leipzig 1807 - 8°, Pbd. der Zeit mit dunklem Rückenschildchen, dieses mit goldener Beschriftung, unten ein papiermärkchen mit handschriftl. Nummer aus der Zeit, marmorierte, schwere Buchdeckel. Rücken oben etwas berieben, Goldfarbe kräftig. Am Schmutzblatt innen mit Tinte eine kleine Nummer. Mit alter Tinte Besitzvermerk unten. Diese Tinte hat einen bräunlichen Fleck rund um den Namenszug gebildet. VI + 420 + X Seiten. Auf den ersten 4 Blättern ein ganz kleiner Papierverlust (1 cm) im oberen Eck. Innen fleckenlos, keine Stockflecken, mit dem angegebenen, faltbaren Kupferblatt (2 Geburtszangen). Dr. Jörg war praktischer Arzt, Geburtshelfer und Privatdozent zu Leipzig. Ein höchst selten angebotenen Buch in einem wirklich erstaunlich gutem Zustand 420 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KANKAI IBUN [Exotic tales from overseas traveling].

      [Japan]. 1807. - Approximately 842pp., illustrated with a three-page map of the return journey and eighty-eight hand-colored drawings in pen and ink (five double- page). Fifteen volumes (of sixteen, lacking volume fourteen). Japanese language, on rice paper. Original blue wrappers, paper labels. Some wear and rubbing to covers. Very good. An early Japanese manuscript set of the KANKAI IBUN, the extraordinary tale of Japanese shipwrecked sailors from the Wakimiya-maru, and their journey from 1792 to 1804, documenting their time in the Aleutians and in Siberia and their journey to the Court of the Tsar in St Petersburg. Rescued by agents of the Russian American Company, the sailors travelled in Russian Asia, and some of them were brought to St. Petersburg and the court of the Tsar. They were returned to Japan by the voyage of Krusenstern in 1803-6, and this manuscript also gives an important account of that voyage. In December 1793 the ship Vakamia-Maru sailed from Edo, Japan, with a cargo of wood and rice, and a crew of seventeen. A storm in the Pacific damaged the ship and eventually wrecked the crew in the Aleutian Islands. All but one of the crew managed to survive over a ten month period, when they were found by the agents of the Russian American Company and taken to Okhotsk. The Japanese sailors spent eight years in Irkutsk, before four of them went on to Saint Petersburg. There they came to the attention of the Tsar Alexander I, and visited his court. At that time Japan was still closed to Russia and most other European countries, and the Japanese sailors would have been as exotic to the Russians as the life of the court was to them. While there they saw many remarkable things, including the first Russian hot air balloon ascension in 1803. They remained in Saint Petersburg for over a year, when they were sent on Krusenstern's famous voyage into the Pacific - the first Russian circumnavigation - arriving back in Japan in 1805, after visiting various Pacific islands, including Hawaii. Krusenstern's voyage, one of the principal objectives of which was the establishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and Japan, was made under the patronage of Tsar Alexander I and Nikolai Rezanov, Russia's first envoy to Japan, who sailed on the expedition with his diplomatic mission. The two ships on this expedition, once they had rounded Cape Horn from the Atlantic, took slightly different routes across the Pacific: both visited the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), but the Nadezhda (under Krusenstern, and with the Japanese on board) also visited the Marquesas, while the Neva (under Lisianski) visited Easter Island. The ships arrived in Japan in 1804, but the Japanese passengers did not disembark until early the next year. On their arrival home, the Japanese seamen were closely interrogated by authorities before being released. Their account was a rare, astonishing (and probably threatening) glimpse of the outside world, at a time when Japan was still to a large extent in cultural isolation. They were not treated well, and were considered almost treasonous; one tried to commit suicide. But their story was of great interest. The scholars Otsuki and Shimura recorded the story in an illustrated manuscript, which became a work of great fascination to Japanese readers. It circulated in manuscript throughout the nineteenth century, but remained effectively a 'clandestine' work until it was ultimately printed and published in 1899. The present manuscript dates from about 1807. KANKAI IBUN gives a vivid visual record of the Japanese men's experiences in Russia and the Pacific. The illustrations cover the journey across the cold wastes of the Russian Arctic (ethnographic and topographical scenes, and depictions of animals, beginning in the Aleutians), kayaks and Inuits, and life in St Petersburg: a visit to the St Petersburg Kunstkammer with a splendid double-page depiction of the giant globe there, the centre of the world's largest planetarium at the time, palaces, a fa

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        Naturgeschichte der Stubenthiere oder Anleitung zur Kenntniß, Wartung und zum Fang derjenigen in - und ausländischen Vögel, welche man in der Stube halten kann. Erster Band: Die Stubenvögel. - Zweiter Band: Stuben - Säugethiere, Amphibien, Fische, Insecten und Würmer.

      Gotha, Ettinger 1807 (Bd. 2) und 1812.2 Bände. Dritte vermehrte und verb. Auflage. Mit gest. Titel mit kolor. Vign. (Bd. 2; ein rauchendes Äffchen!) und gest. kolor. Titelvignette (Bd. 1). Mit 15 kolor. Kupfern mit Vogeldarstellungen zu Bd. 1. XXVI, 764 S., 1 gefalt. Tabelle; XIV, 368 S. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Lindner 117.03; Nissen 83; Wood 227: " Famous treatise on cage - birds". - Komplett mit Reihentitel und den gest. Titel relativ selten; der 2. Band, der eine unillustierte und auch etwas unambitionierte Fortsetzung zu den erfolgreichen "Vögeln" darstellt, uniform gebunden und so nicht häufig anzutreffen. - Gering berieben, tls. etwas stockfleckig. Die hübschen Tafeln sauber und in schönem Kolorit! Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        \"Gegend am Schlier-See\". Blick vom Ufer über den See, im Vordergrund Sennerin mit Korb auf dem Kopf, einem Hund und mehreren Kühen, links ein Hohlweg mit einem Wanderer.

       Kreidelithographie von Simon Warnberger, 1807, 21 x 30,5 cm. Winkler 903, 12; Lentner 10403: \"Sehr seltene Incunabel der Lithographie\". - Mit ca. 30 mm Rand, kleines Rostfleckchen, sonst wohl erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Ansichten, Inkunabel, Oberbayern

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        Bardus Hercyniae poema.

      - Bardus Hercyniae poema (.) A Francisco Bottazzi epicis latinis interpretatum. Milan, "Per Cairum et socium", 1807, in-folio, maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné d'urnes et de fleurons en losange, chaînette et filet en encadrement sur les plats, grecque int., tr. dorées (rel. de l'ép.), 72 pp. (CN34) Magnifique édition typographique de la traduction latine, par Francesco Bottazzi, du "Bardo della selva nera", poème de Vincenzo Monti célébrant la gloire de Napoléon Ier. L'édition italienne a paru en 1806. Le poème se veut une imitation des oeuvres d'Ossian, qui fut, le "poète de chevet" de l'Empereur. Cette version latine, rigoureuse et lapidaire jusque dans sa typographie, ajoute au caractère officiel de cet hommage poétique (et politique). La dédicace du traducteur vaut le détour : "Magno Napoleoni gallorum imperatori semper augusto Italiae regi." Se déroulant sur quatre pages, elle est un modèle de rhétorique et de flatterie, voire d'opportunisme. Superbe exemplaire, sur grand papier vergé, dans une reliure "Directoire" de qualité.

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        Sammelalbum mit in Kupfer gestochenen Noten: Trois Sonates pur le Pianoforte, Oeuvre 10 / Deux Sonates pour le Piano-Forte composees par Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XIV / Grande Sonate pur le Piano Forte composee et dedicee a Monsieur le Comte de Bronne.

      Breitkopf & Härtel; Peters Leipzig Schönes und frühes Album mit in Kupfer gestochenen Noten von L.v. Beethoven ( Erscheinungszeitraum um 1807 - Juni 1816 ). Enthalten sind: Trois Sonates Pour le Pianoforte composees par L.v.Beethoven, Oeuvre 10 à Leipsic, Pr.1 Rthlr:12gr, Chez Breitkopf&Härtel mit 43 Seiten ( Juni 1816 erschienen ) / Deux Sonates pour le Piano-Forte composees par Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XIV, Leipzig, chez C.F. Peters ( Bureau de Musique ), Prix 1 Rtht. mit 23 Seiten ( nach 1814 erschienen ) / Grande Sonate pour le Piano-Forte composee et dedicee à Monsieur le Comte de Bronne Brigadier au Service de S.M.F. de toute la Russie par Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XXII, Chez C.F.Peters a Leipsic au Bureau de Musique, Pr.20 gl (?) mit 23 Seiten ( 1807 erschienen ) Goldgeprägter Ohldr mit marmorierten Deckeln, Quer4° ( 33,5 x 25 cm ) Einband stärkerer berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, oberes Kapital etwas beschädigt. Innen Besitzvermerk, durchgehend leicht stockfleckig ( meist zum Rand hin ), wenige Seiten auch stärker. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten, die Noten von kräftigem Abdruck. - selten - ( Gewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Für die freundlichen Hinweise zu den Erscheinungsjahren danke ich Dr.Greve, Musikantiquariat, Berlin ) ( Lagerort: Richey ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Beethoven, Noten, Sonaten, Grande Sonate, Deux Sonates, Trois Sonates, Comte de Bronne

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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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      Bath, 1807. Modern half roan and boards, spine gilt. Occasional minor foxing; minor titlepage repair with no loss of text. A very good copy, with engraved bookplate of P. Francis K.C.B on front pastedown. An anonymous straight-forward account of the British attack on Buenos Aires in 1807, written "without any flourishing or prolix declamation on the calamities of war, the effects of courage, or the pursuit of wealth and fame." The unidentified author includes extensive details on the final engagements leading to the defeat of the British troops under Lieut. Gen. John Whitelocke by the Spanish citizen army of Creoles and peasants under the command of Santiago de Liniers. The plan and accompanying printed explanation of the plate assist in visualizing the narrative of the battle described in the text. Forced to withdraw from Buenos Aires after this defeat, Whitelocke was court-martialed and cashiered. An intriguing record of the British engagement in Buenos Aires with an unusual Bath imprint for such a work. OCLC records only five copies.

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        A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire.

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons for T. Cadell and W. Davis.. 1807 First edition. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards. . Octavo. Half-title and last leaf lightly soiled, one or two stains in gutter margin t the beginning, and a few minor marks, but generally a very good copy, clean and crisp. Wilberforce and Clarkson had started their battle in Parliament to abolish slavery twenty years earlier in 1787, but were defeated by the interests of the West Indian planters' in 1791. In 1806 they resumed the battle under the new Whig government. "Several more restrictive measures were passed, and finally on 25 March 1807 the royal assent was given to a bill abolishing the trade in slaves. This, signalized by Wilberforce's Letter was the first major victory for the movement. There remained some distance yet to go…Between them Clarkson and Wilberforce had achieved and seen accomplished the triumphant conclusion of a campaign, carried on by word of mouth and by means of the printing press for one of the fundamental rights of man" (PMM). Wilberforce retired from Parliament in 1825, and when he died in 1833 he missed by only a month the triumphant conclusion of the struggle for the abolition of slavery with the Emancipation bill of August 1833

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        Epigrammatische Anthologie.

      bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie., Zürich, 1807 - Erster - zehnter Theil in 10 Bänden. Zürich, bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie. 1807-1809. Klein-8°. Jeder Band ca. 250 S. mit je einem gestochenm Titel mit Titelvignette. Halbleinwandbände um 1880 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Goedeke V, 548, 7, 8. - Hayn-G. 1, 92 "Enthält auch Derbes, cplt. nicht häufig." - Vollständige Sammlung mit Epigrammen des 16. bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Mit Beiträgen von Martin Opitz, Friedrich von Logau, Paul Flemming, Andreas Gryphius, Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau, Johann Grob, Christian Wernike, B. H. Brocke, , D.W. Triller, Friedrich von Hagedorn, Albrecht von Haller, Louise Gottsched, C.F. Gellert, Ludwig Gleim, A.G. Kästner, Anna Louisa Karschin, Klpstock, K.W.Ramler, G.E.Lessing, G.K. Pfeffel, Moritz August von Thümmel, J.G. Jacobi, J.J. Eschenburg, Matthias Claudius, J.G. Herder, G.C. Lichtenberg, G.A. Bürger, W. Heinse, J.W. Goethe, F.L. Stollberg, J.Alxinger, Fr. Schiller, F. Matthisson, Haug, J. Baggesen, F. Bouterwek, C.M. Wieland, C.H. Zimmermann, vereint Epigramme von über 150 verschiedenen Autoren - Rücken verblasst und stellenweise schwach fleckig. Titelblätter leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar auf besserem Papier. - Selten. Sprache: Deutsch Halbleinwandbände um 1880 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan De La Ville De Brannau(!) et des Fortifications" - "Vü De L'eglise De Brannau." - "Vü Interieure De L'Eglise."

      - 3 Aquarelle auf Papier, 10,5 x 8 cm und zweimal 8 x 5 cm, Hochformat, alle signiert "joseph maubert fecit in brannau sur linn le 18 février 1807" (oder ähnlich), zusammen unter Passepartout montiert. Grundrissplan der Festungsanlage am Inn mit detaillierter französischer Beschriftung; Außen- und Innenansicht der spätgotischen Stadtpfarrkirche, jeweils mit kleinem Wappen und längerem beschreibenden französischem Text auf der Rückseite. Braunau war 1779 mit dem Innviertel an Österreich gekommen und fiel erst 1809 wieder an Bayern, es war zu dieser Zeit jedoch von französischen Truppen besetzt (im August 1807 wurde hier der Nürnberger Buchhändler Palm auf Befehl Napoleons erschossen). Die gut erhaltenen dekorativen Blätter stammen offensichtlich von der Hand eines französischen Soldaten, der in der Festung untergebracht war (". la petite caserne ou je suis logé ."). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sturmgepeitschte Landschaft mit einem Wanderer und Holzfäller.

      - Bleistift, braun laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert „Emil Lugo" sowie mit Widmung „meinem hochverehrten .". Darstellungsgröße. 23,7:32 cm, Blattgröße 27,5:35,6 cm. Emil Lugo, Sohn des Hofgerichtsassessors Karl Alphons Lugo, begann im Alter von 16 Jahren sein Studium an der Karlsruher Akademie bei J.W. Schirmer (1807-1863). 1856 lernte er dort H. Thoma (1839-1924) kennen, mit dem er eine lebenslange Freundschaft unterhielt. 1862 unternahm er eine Studienreise an den Kochelsee. 1863 kehrte er nach Freiburg zurück. Im folgenden Jahr nahm er Briefkontakt mit Fr. Preller d.Ä. (1804-1878) auf, den er 1869 – nach einer dreimonatigen Studienreise über München und Leipzig nach Dresden – in Weimar aufsuchte. 1868 traf er seinen Freund Thoma in Bernau. 1871-1875 weilte er in Italien – unterbrochen im Sommer 1873 von einem Aufenthalt in Freiburg; die Wintermonate verbrachte er Rom, in den Sommermonaten begab er sich auf Reisen ins Gebirge und an die Tyrrhenische Küste. Weitere Italienfahrten unternahm er jährlich 1892-1894 und erneut 1901. 1875 siedelte er sich erneut in Freiburg an, 1888 zog er gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Karl nach München. Seit etwa 1890 folgten die ersten Sommeraufenthalte in der Umgebung von Prien am Chiemsee. Im Sommer 1901 begann sich sein zeitlebens labiler Gesundheitszustand erheblich zu verschlechtern und er verstarb etwa ein Jahr später, vermutlich an Arteriosklerose und Entkräftung.

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        ROUX (Gaspard)

      1807 1147 - A Paris, chez Gabon, 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. [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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        Music, A Didactic Poem, in Five Cantos

      London: Wm. Miller, 1807. First English language edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.xix, 192. Engraved portrait frontis of Don Tomas de Yriarte, 1 full-page engraving, hors-texte. Contemporary full calf, gilt, 4 raised bands. Boards marked and scratched; spine dry and rubbed, faded. Outer joints rubbed, dry. Marbled endpapers. Trifle light spotting. A few pages unopened. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Translated from the Spanish of Don Tomas de Yriarte. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Poems, in two volumes.

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, &c. 1807 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo. Half titles, erratum leaf vol. I. Nicely bound in recent half calf, gilt spines, black & maroon labels. A very good & attractive copy. Wise (8). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems, in Two Volumes

      London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. First edition. Two volumes bound as one in a contemporary full calf binding with gilt rolls to the front and rear boards and five spine compartments. Our suspicion is that there have been subtle repairs to the outer hinges, but the work was well done and it's hard to see, certainly the book has not been rebacked. Light scattered foxing to text, as usual. First issue of Volume I, with period after "Sonnets" on page [103]. Second issue of Volume II, with "function" spelled correctly on page 98. Both half titles present, as is the erratum leaf. Cancels to D11 - 12 in vol. 1 and B2 in vol. 2 as usual. Published in 1807, these works reflect the poetic genius of one of England's most famous Romantic poets. During a time when epic poetry was favored over the lyrical style, Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, championed the genre of Romanticism and co-wrote "Lyrical Ballads" in 1798. "Poems in Two Volumes" was composed later, at the height of Wordsworth's popularity and displays the continuation of the lyrical form with his famous: "I wandered lonely as a cloud." Within this particular collection of poems, Wordsworth wrestles with the dichotomy between the material world and the natural, ultimately seeking the romanticism of the unknown.

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        Getreue Abbildungen und naturhistorische Beschreibung des Thierreichs aus den nördlichen Provinzen Rußlands, vorzüglich Liefland, Ehstland und Kurland betreffend. Erstes bis achtes Heft.

      Riga: Hartmannsche Buchhandlung, 1807-1811. Auflage von geschätzten 255 Subskribentenexemplaren. 41 S., 30 Kupferstiche, Größe der Farbkupferplatten: ca. 17,5 x 21 cm. Fol., gebundene Ausgabe, Hln. Sehr seltenes Naturkunde - und Bestimmungsbuch der Tiere des heutigen Baltikums. 8 Hefte (1807-1811) mit 30 colorierten Kupfertafeln (st. urspr. 40). Gestochen von Johann Conrad Susemihl (1767-1846), Hofkupferstecher in Darmstadt u. Hrsg der \"Teutschen Ornithologie\". 10 der hier angebotenen Tafeln folgen den Entwürfen Ernst Wilhelm Drümpelmans (1750-1830), Arzt der Marine und Tierkundler in Livland. Bucheinband etwas berieben, ansonsten gut erh. Erhaltungszustand der Tafeln: 2 sehr gut erh., 9 gut erh., 11 ordentl. Zustand, 8 beschädigt. Kollation umfasst: 1. Heft: 10 S. u. 3 farbige Kupfertafeln (st.5). Tab. I (Schmetterlinge) u. IV (der Pirol) fehlen. Kupfertafeln etwas stockfleckig u. berieben,Tab. III (Die Kohlmeise) eingerissen und geklebt. Stiche sind insgesamt gut erh. 2. Heft: 4 Kupfertafeln (st.5). Klassifikations-Falttabelle fehlt. Textseiten sind stockfleckig u. z.T. gerissen/ geklebt. Tab. VI (Der Thurmfalke) am oberen Druckrand stockfleckig. Tab. VII (Die Ohreule) stellenweise stark abgerieben. Tab. IIX (Bachstelze) fehlt. Tab. IX (Krieckente) sehr stark beschädigt, Druck zur Hälfte zerissen, rechte Druckhälfte auf Pappe montiert. 3. Heft: 4 Kupfertafeln (st.5). Tab. XII (Schmetterlinge) fehlt. Tafeln z. T. stockfleckig u. berieben, insgesamt ordentl. erh. XIII (Der Pirol) u. Tab. XIV (Das Wasserhuhn) nur leicht fleckig, sehr gut erh. Tab. XV (Spechtmeise) mit Wasserschaden in oberer Ecke, insgesamt gut. erh. 4. Heft: 3 Kupfertafeln (st.5). Textseiten z. T. eingerissen u. nachträglich geklebt. Tab. XVI (Wasserfrosch) stärker beschädigt, Titelzeile eingerissen. Tab. XVII (Die Kreutzkröte) fleckig, Druckrand abgeschnitten. Tab. XVIII (Der Holzheher) fleckig, insgesamt ordentl. Zustand. Tab. XIX (Das Blaukehlchen) u. XXI (Der Baummarder) fehlen. 5. Heft: Titelblatt u. Vorbericht fehlen. 4 Kupfertafeln (st.5), gestochen von Susemihl nach den Entwürfen Drümpelmanns. Einzelne Textseiten stark beschädigt/ z.T. herausgerissen und nachträglich auf Pappe montiert.Tab. XXII (Schmetterlinge) ordentl. erh. Tab. XXIII (Der Grünspecht) fleckig, aber insges. gut erh. Tab. XXIV (Der schwarzkehlige Sänger) ebenfalls gut erh. Tab. XXV fleckig/ berieben, insgesamt ordentl. Zustand. 6. Heft: 5 Kupfertafeln. Einzelne Textseiten fehlen oder sind mit Bleistift beschrieben. Tab. XXVI (Die Wachtel), Tab. XXVIII (Der Dompfaffe) u. Tab. XXX (Wendehals) gut erh. Tab. XXVII (Die Mandelkrähe) u. Tab. XXIX (Die Blaumeise) mit geklebtem Riss, insgesamt noch ordentl. erhalten. 7. Heft: 4 Kupfertafeln (st. 5).Tab. XXXII fehlt. Tab. XXXI (Totenkopfschwärmer) stark befleckt, Tab. XXXIII (Schmetterlinge) am inneren Druckrand abschnitten, Tab. XXXIV (Gefleckte Natter) stellenweise beschädigt/ durchgerieben. Tab. XXXV (Die Doppelschnepfe) am äußeren Druckrand beschnitten. 8. Heft: 3 Kupfertafeln (st. 5). Tab. IIXXXXX, Tab. IXXXX sowie Seiten mit Tierschreibungen fehlen ab S. 32, Nachbericht fehlt ebenfalls.Tab. XXXVI (Der Wiedehopf) gut erhalten, Tab. XXXVII stockfleckig, ordentl. Zustand. Tab. XXXVIII stark beschädigt, angerissen u. mit durchriebenen Stellen. Naturgeschichte, Bestimmungsbuch

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana. Newly translated from the Franch by Martin Smart. Embellished with one hundred copper-plates.

      London, Printed for Richard Philllips, 1807. Kl.-8°, Ledereinband The books are bound in fine signed full leather (marocco) bindings by W. Root & Son, titled and attractively decorated in gilt. Top edges gilded. The bindings have some signs of wear with some cracking to the hinges, most noticeable to volume one, some hinge wear to the other volumes though still in good general shape, there is some minor chips to the leather at spine ends, surface wear to the corner decoration to a couple of volumes else still an attractive looking set, internally some light foxing and browning to some page edges else contents generally nice and clean. Most of the plates are with tissue guided paper. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Englische Literatur, Französische Literatur, Graphik, Illustrierte Ausgabe, Signierte Einbände

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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Warschau, 15. I. - 5. II. 1807. - 4 SS. Folio. Auf Briefpapier "Le Chef de la Police et Président de la Ville".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. »Dora«.

      Lübeck 31 V ohne Jahr [] 1807 - 8°. 8 Seiten auf 4 Doppelblätter. Der Brief enthält Schilderungen der Brandschatzungen und Tumulte während französischer Besatzung in den Novembertagen des Jahres 1806. Preußische Truppen unter Blücher hatten die Neutralität der Stadt ignoriert und am 5. November 1806 die Hansestadt als Rückzugsgebiet besetzt. Die Napoleonischen Truppen setzten unter Marschall Bernadotte nach, drangen in Lübeck ein und vertrieben die preußischen Truppen. Bereits am Abend des 6. Novembers war die Stadt fest in französischer Hand und es kam zu tagelangen Plünderungen und Ausschreitungen gegen die Zivilbevölkerung. ? »Ich schicke Die hier mit einer Hilfsgelegenheit meine beste Marianne, eine ausführliche Erzählung unseres Unglücks im November, da Du schon so oft den Wunsch geäußerst hast etwas näheres darüber zu erfahren, so wird Dich diese kleine Schrift gewiß interessieren zumal da alles ganz wahr darin ist. Vater [Johann Phillip Plessing, Kaufmann und regierender Bürgermeister Lübecks, 1741-1810] wollte durchaus nicht haben daß Mutter sie Dir schickte. Er meinte Du solltest nicht so viel davon wissen und nicht mehr daran denken, allein dies halte ich für unmöglich und eine wahre, wichtige Schilderung ist viel besser als die vielen [.] Gerüchte die zu Dir gekommen sind. [.] ich hoffe, es wird Dich nicht so sehr erschüttern wenn Du nur dabei denkst daß jetzt alles schon längst überstanden ist. [.] Den 5 November beim Einmarsch der preußischen Armee ward man schon sehr besorgt. Doch ich war nicht sehr ängstlich und ahnte nicht was uns bevorstand. Wir hatten die Nacht auch preußische Einquartierung welche Früh Morgens weggegangen und wie ich glaubte, würde alles Militair wieder aus der Stadt gehen. Um 7 Uhr ging Curtius zu Rath. Ich blieb ruhig allein zu Hause doch gegen 10 Uhr war ich ängstlich weil man das Schießen näher kommen hörte und ging zu Mutter [Margarete Elisabeth Plessing; 1751-1825] die auch mit Philipp und den beiden Mädchen allein war. Wir sprachen uns gegenseitig Muth ein, doch kamen immer schlimmere Nachrichten. Der Bruder kam auch noch zu uns und gab den Rath alle Fensterläden und Hausthüre fest zu verschließen. Ich ließ dies in meinem Hause anbefehlen, doch selbst konnte ich nicht mehr über die Straße kommen und wollte auch Mutter nicht verlassen. Gegen 2 Uhr kam der Donner der Geschütze immer näher. Die Angst ward jeden Augenblick größer, jetzt drangen die Franzosen in der Stadt, man hörte ihr fürchterliches Geschrei, à la mort, à la mort, das Getümmel war schrecklich und das Pfeifen der Kugel. Wir liefen jetzt nach dem Keller wo wir uns am sichersten glaubten, eine Stunde brachten wir hier in dieser Lage zu. Denke Dir unsern schrecklichen Zustand mitten unter diesem Kriegsgetümmel waren wir allein, getrennt von den Unsern, unser gethreuer Vater, mein einzig geliebter Curtius waren fern von uns und auch in der größten Gefahr, meine Schwester wußten wir auch allein ohne ihren Mann und so nahe ihrer Entbindung. Die Angst war schrecklich, und doch [.] hatte ich meine Fassung nicht verloren [.]. Gegen 3 Uhr ward es ruhiger, und wir glaubten nun alles überstanden, doch bald ward an unserer Thüre geklopft, wir machen selbst auf ohne das mindeste Mißtrauen und glauben es sei Einquartierung, doch da stürzen 6 wilde französische Soldaten herein und schließen das Haus gleich wieder hinter sich zu, nun fordern sie Wein und Essen, wir haben alles bereit und geben es ihnen gleich, kaum haben sie etwas genossen so fordern sie Louis d'or, Geld und Silberzeug, sobald ich ihre Absicht merke will ich die Thüre aufmachen um Hülfe zu rufen, doch kaum sieht das einer, so greift er mich, wirft mich mit Gewalt [.] und hält mich fest unterdessen die andern im Hause herumsuchten. Durch vielen Bitten ließ man mich endlich los. Ich lief nun herauf und rief aus dem Fenster um Hülfe aber allenthalben sah ich dieselbe Scene. In jedem Hause ward geplündert. In meiner Angst rief ich laut allen französischen Oficieren zu uns zu retten, aber umsonst; Phillip na [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Thüringer Wald Nordwestliche Haelfte Nach den besten Hülfsmitteln entworfen von K. E. A. v. Hoff. 1807 - gestochen von Ernst Knittel in Gotha.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Ernst Knittel n. Karl Ernst Adolf von Hoff, dat. 1807, 38 x 46,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 347 (K.E.A. von Hoff 1771 - 1837). - Zeigt den Thüringer Wald zwischen Gotha, Meiningen / Hildburghausen, Vach und Ilmenau. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Erklärungen und Bezeichnungen. - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The stylish Wedding or Matrimonial Harmony. A new song

      [London]: A. Neil, 448, Strand, [1807]. Single sheet, 11 x 9 1/4 ins. Woodcut, colored (by a later hand?). In fine condition. Broadside ballad or song entitled 'The stylish wedding; or, matrimonial harmony'. Written by C.F.Barrett the verses are based on the true story of a wedding which took place in Stroud, Gloucestershire and ended in a fight between the bridegroom's daughter and the bride. Published October 1807 by A Neil, the broadside includes a woodcut engraving depicting the wedding reception before the fight broke out. 'Sweetheart ballads' were particularly popular with Londoners. Printed by small back street printers primarily based in the Seven Dials area of London the ballads were sold by ballad hawkers trading on London's streets. The ballad writers would receive little reward from the printers for their efforts, reportedly sometimes only a few pints of ale. - See more at:

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        Antiquities of Westminster; The Old Palace; St. Stephen's Chapel, (now the House of Commons) &c, &c.[Bound with] Sixty-two additional plates.

      London; T Bensley for J T Smith 1807 - Large 4to, title-page, dedication, [iii] iv-xv, [1]2-276pp, list of plates, 6 text illustrations, 38 plates of which 2 are tinted and 12 are hand-coloured (2 heightened with gold) all as called for. BOUND WITH, Sixty-two additional plates to Smith's Antiquities of Westminster [mostly dated 1807-8-9]: undated hand-coloured vignette title-page, 62 engravings as called for. A fire destroyed 400 copies of "Antiquities.and 5.600 prints, - two thousand of which were elaborately coloured." Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, sides and corners gilt ruled, handsomely rebacked with gilt decorated raised bands, large gilt centres in compartments with blind decoration, red lettering piece, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners bumped and exposed; board edges much rubbed and exposed; contents very clean save for very occasional spotting, a small tear in margin of two plates and the very occasional scholarly note in pencil; a handsome copy. [Abbey Scenery 210; Twyman pp29/30; Adams 98] Smith delighted in technical innovation and variety and within the covers are to be found: etchings; skilfully executed hand-colouring (with the colours matched in situ); aquatints; woodcuts; line engravings; an engraving stated to be on iron; a mezzotint; and what is often regarded as the first lithograph to be used as a book illustration. The book arose from the chance discovery by workmen of a section of 14th century wall at Westminster, complete with its original wall paintings, sculpture and stained glass. Smith quickly secured permission to record what had been revealed before it was demolished and this became the basis of his superb work. "Moreover, it is our main source of information for the appearance of the Palace of Westminster, which fortunately it depicts in great detail, before the fire of 1834 and also of the Abbey precincts before the clearance of the winding alleys and sinister rookeries reflected in the names of Thieving Lane and Little Sanctuary" [Adams pp213] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Through Holland, Along The Right And Left Banks Of The Rhine, To The South Of Germany, In The Summer And Autumn Of 1806.

      London: Printed For Richard Phillips, 1807. - 4to. pp. xv, [1], 468. engraved map & 20 aquatint plates, hand-tinted with a sepia wash. contemporary tree calf, rebacked with spine mounted (first gathering browned, some offsetting from plates). First Edition. The aquatints, by William Daniell, include depictions of Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Düsseldorff, Cologne, Bonn, Mainz, Frankfurt, &c. Abbey, Travel, 216. Prideaux pp. 218, 330. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 15. VIII. 1807. - 1 S. Qu.-gr.-4to. Mit rückseitiger Adresse. An den Weimarer Schauspieler Heinrich Becker (1764-1822): "Mit ergebenstem Dank gebe ich Ihnen den Tasso [von Goethe, 1790] zurück. Ich stehe zu gleichen Gefälligkeiten bereit. Über Ihren Flickwort [Figur der Posse 'Der schwarze Mann', einer Schiller-Parodie von F. W. Gotter] habe ich mich neulich einmal recht satt lachen können - was unser Einem zu selten kömmt, als dass ich nicht dafür danken sollte. In Jery u. Bätely [von Goethe, 1790] habe ich mich Ihrer Frau [Karoline] u. Unzelmanns erfreuet. Daß ich, anderer Angelegenheiten halber, den Karlos [von Schiller] gestern nicht habe abwarten können, that mir leid. Noch wolt' ich neulich, als ich Sie verfehlte, Ihnen zu wissen thun, daß, was ich Ihnen früher von [Name gestrichen]s Aufsatz über Ihre sämmtlichen Vorstellungen in Leipzig für das Cotta'sche Morgenblatt sagte - daß nehmlich der Aufsatz sehr gründlich und zu Ihrer aller großem Vortheil ausfallen würde, daß der Verf. mir ihn erst zeigen wollte etc. - daß dies, sag' ich, nicht hat erfüllt werden können, weil ein anderer Leipziger, auf den ich nur rathen kann, früher bey Cotta den Raum in Anspruch genommen, und ihn, wie ich erst jetzt lese, Sie aber wahrscheinl. längst gelesen haben, auch schnell genug benutzt hat. Ich finde den gedruckten Aufsatz nicht gerade übel, meyne aber, der Verf. ist manchen unter Ihnen doch zu nahe getreten, und versteckt wol auch hin und wieder hinter hochtrabender Schulsprache, wo es ihm selbst fehlt. Auch dieses konnte mir also nicht gelingen, und so ists fast, als solten Sie überall nur meinen guten Willen empfangen. Was ich Ihnen, auf Ihr Verlangen, in Ansehung der sonst gewöhnlichen Anzeige der musikal. Produktion in der musik. Zeitg. versprochen habe - daß nehmlich die Sache lieber übergangen werde - dabey bleibt es [.]". - Minimal fleckig. Siegelausriß alt hinterlegt. Aus der Sammlung Künzel.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Rheinfels u. Schloß Katz ('Vue De St. Goar, Et De Rheinfels, A Droite On Voit St. Goarshausen Et Le Château Dit Katze. - Dédie à son Altesse Eminentissime Monseigneur le Prince Primat de la Confèdération Rhénane').

      - Aquatinta v. Anton Radl n. Christian Georg Schütz II. b. Friedrich Wilmans in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1807, 48 x 58,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXVII, S. 549f. - Anton Radl war Landschafts- u. Genremaler u. Kupferstecher (1774 in Wien - 1852 in Frankfurt). - Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S. 314f. - Christian Georg Schütz II. war Maler und Radierer (1758 in Flörsheim - 1823 Frankfurt). - Eins von 12 Blatt der Rheinlandschaften von Schütz u. Radl. - Unter dem Blatt Widmung an den Fürstprimas (Fürstprimas führte den Vorsitz der Fürsten des Rheinbundes). Das Amt entstand auf Veranlassung Napoleons im Jahre 1806 und ging 1813 mit den Rheinbund unter. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht ('Die Haupt Stadt Oels').

      - Kupferstich v. J.G. Seyfert (printed) in Zittau aus Der Neuigkeitsträger - Monatlicher Neuigkeitsträger b. Karl August Ferdinand Venus in Zittau, 1807, 17 x 24 OLESNICA; total view, cooper-engraving by Karl August Ferdinand Venus in Zittau, 17 x 24 cm, 1807 (rare!) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

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

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        Antiquities of the city of Westminster, the old palace, St. Stephen s chapel . ( Tafelband ). 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      London - 1809 1807 - 100 ( 14 altkoloriert ) Radierungen, z. Tl. in Aquatinta, imperial - folio, neuerer GLdr.- Bd. ( min. besch. ). Erste Ausgabe. - Lowndes 2426 Thieme / B. 31, 174: ". eine unschätzbare Urkunde über die kurz vordem entdeckten Malereien im alten Unterhaus, . 62 nachträgliche Blätter erschienen 1809 ". - Ursprünglich erschienen 1807 38 Tafeln mit einem Textband von Sidn. Hawkins. 1809 erschien dann unter dem Titel " Sixty-two additional plates " das Supplement mit den übrigen Tafeln.- Die altkolorierten Tafeln zeigen Detaildarstellungen aus dem St. Stephen s Chapel ( Friese, Fenster, Skulpturen, Gemälde ) sowie 2 Wappentafeln mit 35 Abbildungen. 66 Tafeln mit ca. 90 Ansichten zeigen unter anderem Whitehall, Tower, Old Palace, New Palace, Westminster, House of Commons, St. James Park, St. Stephen, Sommerset House und Piccadily. Pläne und Grundrisse entlang der Themse, auch architektonische Details sind auf weiteren 20 Tafeln zu finden. - Die Druckgrafiken enstanden nach Zeichnungen von J. T. Smith, T. Sandby, Gravelt und anderen. - Extrem breitrandiges Exemplar ( 61 x 48 cm Bogengröße ), das im Unterrand leicht wasserrandig ist, ohne jedoch eine Abbildung zu beeinträchtigen. - Minimal stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Ein außerordentlich attraktiver Tafelband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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        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 might occasion

      Printed for J. Johnson in St. Paul's Church Yard, by T. Bensley, London 1807 - Fourth edition, with half-title in each volume. 3 vols. 8vo (9 X 5-3/4 inches). In Boards, Uncut. WITH: Additions to the Fourth and Former editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population, &c. &c. Bound in full mottled calf. Very Good. Kress B.6973; Goldsmith 21762. Issued in conformity with, but separately from, the fifth edition - the penultimate edition before the sixth and final one in his lifetime.Malthus is as controversial as he is influential. "The central idea of the essay . was a simple one. The population of a community . increases geometrically, while food supplies increase only arithmetically. If the natural increase in population occurs the food supply becomes insufficient and the size of the population is hecked by 'misery'" (PMM). PMM 251 (first edition); Kress 5219 Original blue boards, modern simple tan calf spines, completely uncut. Signed on each front pastedowns Josh. Martin/ 23 Old Buildgs. / Lincoln's Inn/ Decr. 16 1809." Fourth edition, with half-title in each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An interesting group of early 19th century Inventories of furniture and plate belonging to Thomas Wynn, 1st Baron Newborough (1736-1807), at Glynllifon and at Maenan Abbey, near Llanrwst.

      N.p. 1807 - The first is dated just twelve days after his death on the 12th October 1807. Includes: (i). An Inventory and Valuation of stock upon Glynllifon and the Abbey Demesne and Furniture in Outward Apartments at the time of the decease of Lord Newborough. 24th Oct. 1807. 2pp., narrow folio, lists sheep, horned cattle etc. with. An Inventory and valuation of the Household Furniture of the Rt. Honbe. Lord Newborough at the Abbey a the time of his Decease. Lists rooms on left ('Lord Newborough's Dressing Room', 'Miss Chiappini's Room' 'Butler's Pantry' etc.), with contents and individual value, 14pp, signed and witnessed. Includes 'Lady Newborough's picture at full length', 'the colours belonging to the L.N. Volunteers'. Narrow folio, made by folding folio sheets vertically, sewn. (ii). A list of Plate, Glynllifon, Feby. 1824. Vellum sheet size 23" x 28", browned, listing contents of ten chests, e.g. '1 Silver Epurgne with Glass Bowl, Silver wire and 30 Flowers', together with another copy, with additions for silver added in 1846. (iii). The Abbey Inventory, as handed over to Mr. Horan. Small booklet made of folded sheets, page size 8" x 3", 42pp, listing contents room by room. n.d. c1820. (iv). The Abbey, List of Furniture 4 June 1835. 8pp., sm. folio, with Inventory of things at the Abbey remaining after what has been sent in June 1835, 4pp. (Some was to go 'loose in the vessel' other things such as glass and blue and white china were in barrels ('care should be had in unpacking the Barrels to open the ends that are chalk'd'). with 'Things sent by the Arvon Aug. 16th 1835 from the Abbey.', 1p., and 'Sent by the waggon to Glynllifin (included 'brass cannon', 'the Flag'). (v). Bundle of 18 loose sheets, mainly folio, with lists of cooking utensils, plate, cutlery etc., 1824-31. (vi). Letter to Lord Newborough from Wm. Elias, July 1835 'The above I trust will go down by tonight's tide part of the way & to Conway by the next under the care of Richd. Thomas who I hope will see them safe on board the Arvon.' 1807-46. Following the death of his first wife, Thomas Wynn married a young Italian girl, Maria Stella Chiappini, the self-styled legitimate daughter of Louis Philip II, Duke of Orléans. She later married the Russian Count Ungern-Sternberg, and died in 1843; her ghost supposedly haunting the building.

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        A Bill Intituled, An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade [with] A Bill, (As Amended by the Committee) Intituled, An Act Abolition of the Slave Trade [with] Additional Clauses, Proposed to be Added to the Slave Trade Abolition Bill

      [London: House of Parliament], 1807. Sole edition. Each docket-titled. 4; 8; [4] pp. Folio. Removed from a larger volume with ms. ink numbers to top right. Fine copies, held together with Japanese tape, the latter two stab-sewn. Sole edition. Each docket-titled. 4; 8; [4] pp. Folio. PASSAGE OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY BILL. Three rare imprints printed for the use of Parliament during the passing of William Wilberforce's Abolition of Slavery Bill in the first months of 1807. The Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was passed on 25 March 1807, and titled "An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade" these three bills function as drafts towards the official act. The first "A Bill Intituled, An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade" was printed on 10 February 1807 and represents the form that the bill took on first presentation to the House of Commons after it left the House of Lords. The second, printed on 27 February, is "A Bill, (As Amended by the Committee) Intituled, An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade" is the revised bill after it had been debated by a committee of the whole House of Commons and includes substantial changes. Finally there are the "Additional Clauses" inserted during the final days of debate and dated simply, "March, 1807" which have been stab sewn together with the second imprint. These three imprints show the tortuous process by which the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade secured a Parliamentary majority and became law after two decades of campaigning. It was the Prime Minister, Lord Grenville who introduced the Slave Trade Abolition Bill in the House of Lords on the 2nd January 1807 with the Lords voting for the abolition of the slave trade on 5th February by 100 votes to 34 following an impassioned speech by the Prime minister. The bill was debated for ten hours in the House of Commons on 23rd February. At 4am the next morning the House voted in favour of the Bill by 283 votes to 16 followed by the committee hearing which is represented in the second imprint. Royal assent came for the Act on on 25 March 1807 which abolished the slave trade in the British colonies and made it illegal to carry enslaved people in British ships. Parliamentary sessional papers were printed in much smaller numbers for the use of MPs and Lords during their parliamentary business and consequently survive in much smaller numbers than the final Acts of Parliament which were printed for public consumption. This is borne out by the fact that none of them can be located in printed form in any library apart from the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster.

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      LONDON: PRINTED FOR JOSEPH JOHNSON, 1807. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: A COURSE OF LECTURES ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE MECHANICAL ARTS By THOMAS YOUNG 1807 VOL. II Only (Illustrated and Plates) AUTHOR: THOMAS YOUNG PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: PRINTED FOR JOSEPH JOHNSON, LONDON 1807 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: None CATEGORY: Medical, Education, Rare, History BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Brown SIZE: 9 x 11 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 738 pages. CONDITION: The outside of book is in good condition for its age; there are some library brown tape strips running horizontal across the front hinge (see photo); there is some scuffing to the edges and the boards. There are minor specks to the fore and bottom edges. A couple of the plates have age like stains near the lower half. The title page has an old style name written in oxidized ink on the top edge. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Volume II only (of 2). There are only a few 1807 copies found for sale on the internet at the time of this research with both copies selling in the $5k+ range. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! We offer free gift wrapping year round on all our products regardless of item's cost. REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 006233 .

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      London, 1807. Thick quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Occasional offsetting from plates, as usual; some light age toning, titlepage discolored, else text generally quite clean. One plate with small closed tear. Very good. Heriot travelled a good deal through Canada from 1800 to 1816 as deputy postmaster general of British North America. He recorded his travels in illustration as well as text, as represented by the fine plates in the present work, and was considered one of the finest watercolorists of his day. The plates depict the Azores and include three views of Quebec; one each of St. Paul's Bay, Jeune Lorete, the Ruins of Chateau Richer, River Etchemin, and Lake St. Charles; two views each of Niagara Falls, the St. Lawrence, the Fall of Montmorenci, and the Fall of La Puce; one each of Fort Niagara, Montreal, Grand Chaudiere on the Outaouais River, and the Bridge on the Jacques Cartier; and illustrations of Indian costume, an Indian encampment, and two of French Canadian dancing. The text offers a fine contemporary account of the Loyalist settlements in Canada and contains important material on the cod fisheries, fur trade, and native Indians, with a printing of Father Rasle's vocabulary of the Algonquian language. "Illustrated books on North America are curiously few in the period with which we deal. By far the most interesting is Heriot's TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS..." - Prideaux.

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        Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de...

      1807. British Manipulation of International Trade Laws Severo, Veranio. Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de la Gran Bretana en Perjuicio de las Demas Naciones, Con Observaciones Utiles a los que Estudian la Economia Politica. Dedicalas al Espanol Amante de su Patria, Y a los Jovenes que Aprenden a Servirla. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Alban, 1807. x, [2], 257 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary tree-sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Some toning to text, light dampstaining to upper corner of rear quarter of text block, interior otherwise clean. $1,650. * First edition. This enthusiastically anti-British work details the ways Britain has manipulated international trade laws in its favor, and against the interests of Spain. It sketches the history of British politics as it affected the country's foreign entanglements, and lists some of the tricks used by Britain to win over international opinion. Inspired by Adam Smith, Severo discusses a wide variety of trades and industries, including whaling, herring, fishing, the trade in coal and tobacco, and shipbuilding, describing the shipping routes used by British merchant vessels and British trade with India, the Americas (including South America) and the Baltic. Severo analyses the effect of British trade laws, and the enthusiasm with which the British sing (and mean) Rule Britannia. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at Harvard and Yale). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 311227.

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        APPLICATION DE L'ANALYSE A LA GEOMETRIE A L'USAGE DE L'ECOLE IMPERIALE POLYTECHNIQUE - 1er partie: des surfaces de premier et second degre - 2nde partie: theorie des surfaces courbes et des courbes a double courbure - 4 photos disponibles dont la table.

      BERNARD 1807 - RO20184482: 56 + 416 + 31 pages + 3 planches depliantes en noir et blanc hors texte COLLATIONNEES - plats et contre-plats jaspés - plats très frottés - 1 signet conservé - 1 accroc au dos - auteur, filet et titre dorés au dos - 4 photos disponibles dont la table des matieres de la 1ere et 2nde partie. 1er partie: des surfaces de premier et second degre - 2nde partie: theorie des surfaces courbes et des courbes a double courbure. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 510-Mathématiques [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1807. 6 volumes, tall octavo (265 x 171 mm). Near contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, decorative ruling to boards and turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Extremities very lightly rubbed and bumped, light browning to flyleaves, occasional minor spotting to margins of text blocks. An excellent set. Later edition of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, handsomely bound. Originally published in 1702-4, Clarendon's work has been described as "the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English" (ODNB).

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      [New York, 1807. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 28 inches. Expertly repaired tear visible only upon close inspection. Very good. Matted and in a gold leaf frame. Provenance: Solomon Alofsen (1808- 76, presented to); The New Jersey Historical Society (received in 1855, ink stamp on verso). This drawing was probably executed shortly after Fulton's return to America in 1806, and shows details of flintlock detonators for submarine bombs and underwater guns. Robert Fulton was something of a renaissance man: he studied painting under Benjamin West, launched the first successful paddle-steamer service in the world, designed and tested the first practical submarine, and significantly advanced the design of submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Fulton moved to England in 1786 to study painting. His practical experiments with submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats began with his move to France in 1797 and culminated in the testing of the first practical submarine, The Nautilus, in 1800. In 1804 he moved back to England and continued his experiments with torpedoes in tandem with his overseeing the construction of a steam engine to power a boat that he had designed. In late 1806 he returned to the United States to supervise the construction of what was to become the North River Steamboat or Clermont. Whilst this was going on he continued with his experiments with torpedoes and submarines: his "torpedo" bombs were tested in New York Harbor, and he published a pamphlet, TORPEDO WAR AND SUBMARINE EXPLOSIONS, in 1810. With government support he continued his experiments, and with the outbreak of the War of 1812 he concentrated on his "submarine gun," a precursor of modern torpedo techniques. This drawing is divided into two parts. The left side shows various sections and details of a flintlock mechanism designed to be watertight and used underwater. The right appears to show two alternative designs for a waterproof gun muzzle: one with a waterproof hatch lowered using a toothed cog; the second, a flap lowered using a lever system. The drawing was deaccessioned by the New Jersey Historical Society. It originally formed part of a large collection of Fulton's drawings given to the Society in 1855 by the Dutch-born engineer, ethnologist, and historian, Solomon Alofsen (1808-76). He came to the United States as secretary of the Dutch legation and settled in Jersey City. He subsequently married and worked in the railroad business (he was for a time secretary of the Illinois Central railroad). His leisure time was taken up with the study of history and ethnology, and he was prominent in a number of the learned societies of New York and vicinity. After forty years' residence in the United States he returned to Holland, where he died in 1876.

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