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        Voyage en Hollande et dans le midi de l'Allemagne, sur les deux rives du Rhin, dans l'été de 1806 [...] traduit de l'Anglais par Madame Keralio-Robert. 2 dln. Parijs: L. Collin, 1809.

      "Geb. in geheel leer, (10)+68+332+458 p., ill. (12 stippelgravures) Ruggen beschadigd. Lit: Landwehr, col. pl. nr. 252; Bodel Nijenhuis 216".Franse vertaling van A tour through Holland uit 1807. Het boek is voorzien van een 'Discours préliminaire' van 58 p. van de hand van de vertaalster, met een overzicht van de geschiedenis van Nederland. De prenten zijn gekopieerd naar die uit de Engelse uitgave, hebben Franse onderschriften, maar zijn grover uitgevoerd en niet in aquatint maar in stippelgravure. Om toch op aquatint te lijken zijn ze van een geel laagje voorzien (waarschijnlijk met de hand aangebracht). Ook het aantal platen, 12 in plaats van 20, is minder dan in de oorspronkelijke uitgave: Rotterdam, Den Haag, Scheveningen, Leiden, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Düsseldorf, Keulen, Koblenz, Mainz, Franfurt en Darmstadt. De kaart ontbreekt eveneens in deze vertaling. Van deze Franse uitgave bestaat overigens ook een ongeïllustreerde editie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Eccentric Excursions or, Literary & Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character & Country, in different parts of England and South Wales. Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes. Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints

      London: Published by Allen and Co, 1807. Fifth edition. Engraved title (included in pagination) and 100 hand-colored etched plates (on ninety-nine leaves) by Isaac Cruikshank after Woodward, including frontispiece and three folding plates (plates 1, 2, and 3). iv, v, 6-217, [1, "Directions to the Binders for placing the Plates") pp. Large 4to. Full later crimson morocco, t.e.g., by Riviere. Light wear to covers, folding plate at p. 10 split along fold, some offsetting from plates. Woodward, Geworge Moutard. Fifth edition. Engraved title (included in pagination) and 100 hand-colored etched plates (on ninety-nine leaves) by Isaac Cruikshank after Woodward, including frontispiece and three folding plates (plates 1, 2, and 3). iv, v, 6-217, [1, "Directions to the Binders for placing the Plates") pp. Large 4to. 100 Hand-Colored Plates. The fifth edition of "Mustard" George Woodward's first and best book, first published in 1796, a humorous collection of cariactures and ribald jokes, with 100 hand-colored plates engraved by Isaac Cruikshank. "Woodward's text describes an idiosyncratic ramble round the country and reveals an engaging personality" (ODNB).

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        Unbekannter Künstler. Der Abschied, Daniel Fohr zugeschrieben

      - Theobald von Oër (1807 Nottbeck-Coswig 1885), Italienische Musiker, Bleistift -- Technik: -- Bleistift auf Papier, verso mit alter Nummerierung in Rot: "1657". -- Maße: -- 20,8 x 26,1 cm -- Zustand: -- Insgesamt sehr gut, im Rand minimalst gebräunt. -- Beschreibung: -- Der Name Theobald Reinhold von Oër wird heute vor allem mit dem Gemälde "Weimarer Musenhof" in Verbindung gebracht, das die wichtigsten Vertreter der Weimarer Klassik, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Christoph Martin Wieland und Johann Gottfried Herder, versammelt um die Herzogin Anna Amalia im Tiefurter Park zeigt. Das großformatige Gemälde entstand 1860. Damals genoss von Oër, Schüler von Johann Friedrich Matthäi an der Dresdner Kunstakademie und von Wilhelm von Schadow in Düsseldorf, längst seinen Ruf als angesehener Historienmaler in Dresden. Bevor er allerdings dort sesshaft wurde, machte er von 1837 bis 1839 eine Italienreise. Damit schloss er sich dem regelrechten künst-lerischen Exodus in Richtung Italien an, der die europäischen Kunstakademien in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts entvölkerte. Es war ein verbreitetes Phänomen, dass die nach Italien entsandten Stipendiaten nicht an ihre Alma Mater zurückkehren wollten. Die feine Bleistiftzeichnung Oërs bringt seine Bewunderung für das mediterrane Leben zum Ausdruck. Dargestellt wird eine innige Verbindung eines Mandolinenspielers und einer Sängerin, die auf einem Fels sitzen. Während sie, ihre Hände zusammengefaltet in den Schoß gelegt, sich zum Musiker wendet, scheint er ganz in sein Spiel vertieft zu sein. So stellt man sich das italienische Landleben vor, die Illusion ist vollkommen. Hinzu kommen die technischen Mittel wie die reine Linie, die schwungvoll genug geführt wird, um das Werk dynamisch wirken zu lassen, und die ausgewogene Anordnung der Figuren. All dies lässt sofort an die Nazarener denken, in deren Werk die Linie stets dem Ideal dient. Als Schüler von Schadow verstand Oër, durch die Anwendung nazarenischer Ausdrucksmittel, an die Tradition seiner großen Vorbilder anzuknüpfen, um damit seinen Figuren eine fromme Aura zu verleihen, auch wenn das Motiv ganz und gar weltlich ist. --

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        Istria/Cres/Krk, anno 1807, map by Geographisches Institut Weima

      Geographisches Institut Weimar - Istria/Cres/Krk, anno 1807, map by Geographisches Institut Weimar, size of the leaf: 40x52 cm., scarce map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dresden mit seinen Prachtgebäuden, Rittner H., 18 Tafeln, 1807

      Rittner Heinrich, Dresden - Dresden mit seinen Prachtgebäuden, Rittner H., 18 Tafeln, 1807. "Dresden mit seinen Prachtgebäuden und schönsten Umgebungen. Dresde avec ses edifices et plus beaux environs. Gedruckt beim Hofbuchdrucker Carl Christian Meinhold." Verlegt bei Heinrich Rittner in Dresden. Mit 18 Kupfertafeln mit Ansichten und Landschaftsdarstellungen nach G.F.Thormeyer und C.G.Hammer. 26x36 cm., blindgepr.Leineneinband d.Zt., erste Ausgabe, Tafelband ohne den Text. Prachtvolles Ansichtenwerk mit Kupferstichen der bedeutensden Dresdner Künstler Thormeyer und Hammer. Alle Tafeln in kräftigen Abdrucken, breitrandig. An den Blatträndern etwas gebräunt, links oben stärker, selten ins Bild reichend. Letztes Blatt gelockert. GOTTLOB FRIEDRICH THORMEYER Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer (* 23. Oktober 1775 in Dresden; † 11. Februar 1842 ebenda) war sächsischer Hofbaumeister des Klassizismus. Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer wurde als eines von sieben Kindern von Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer und Christiane Regina geb. Starke in Dresden geboren. Thormeyer studierte Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie unter Giovanni Battista Casanova, wechselte aber bald zur Architektur, wo Friedrich August Krubsacius und Gottlob August Hölzer seine Lehrer waren. Im Jahr 1812 wurde er zum Hofbaumeister ernannt. 1814 baute er in Dresden die Freitreppe zur Brühlschen Terrasse, ein Denkmal zu Ehren von Jean-Victor Moreau auf der Räcknitz-Höhe sowie die Torhäuser an der Hauptallee im Großen Garten. Thormeyer gehörte der sogenannten Demolitionskommisson an, die sich um die Entfestigung der Dresdner Befestigungsanlagen kümmerte. Die Entwürfe zu den Bauten des Trinitatisfriedhofs und der Annenkirche stammen von ihm. Nach seinen Entwürfen ließ außerdem der Verein „Harmonie" einen Saal im Palais Brühl in der Schießgasse 10 einbauen. Große Verdienste erwarb sich Thormeyer um den Wiederaufbau von Bischofswerda nach dem großen Stadtbrand von 1813. Nach Plänen Thormeyers wurde das Grabdenkmal für den Dichter der Freiheitskriege, Theodor Körner, gebaut und am 23. September 1814 auf dem Friedhof in Wöbbelin feierlich eingeweiht. 1827 errichtete er im Auftrag des sächsischen Staates auf der Bastei das erste massive Gebäude im Schweizerhausstil. Für Tharandt und Radeberg entwarf er Badehäuser. Von 1827 bis 1829 schuf Thormeyer zwei Torhäuser am Leipziger Tor an der ehemaligen Stadtbefestigung von Altendresden. Eines dieser im klassizistischen Stil errichteten Gebäude steht heute noch an der nordwestlichen Seite der Palaisplatz. Im Jahr 1825 errichtete er das Haus in der Antonstraße 8. Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer war Mitglied der Dresdner Freimaurerloge Zu den drei Schwertern und Asträa zur grünenden Raute. Er starb 1842 in Dresden. Sein Grab befindet sich auf dem dortigen Eliasfriedhof. Siehe auch Thieme/Becker (m.w.N), Bd. 33/34. CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB HAMMER Christian Gottlob Hammer (* 18. Juli 1779 in Dresden, Sachsen; † 7. Februar 1864 in Dresden; getauft als Gottlieb) war ein bedeutender deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Christian Gottlob Hammer begann 1794 seine Ausbildung an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. Vier Jahre später wurde er Meisterschüler von Johann Phillip Veith, der seinerseits an der gleichen Stätte Landschaftszeichnen und Kupferstechen bei Adrian Zingg gelernt hatte. 1816 wurde Hammer Mitglied der Akademie und reihte sich dort in den berühmten Kreis der „Dresdner Romantiker" ein, zu denen auch Caspar David Friedrich, Johann Christian Klengel und Jacob Seidelmann gehörten. 1829 wurde er zum außerordentlichen Professor berufen. Das Hammersche Gesamtschaffen ist sehr umfangreich. Es besteht sowohl aus eigenen Zeichnungen in Sepia, Wasser- und Deckfarben, als auch aus Radierungen und Kupferstichen nach eigenen Entwürfen und zahlreichen Gemälden anderer Künstler, wie beispielsweise Caspar David Friedrich, Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer, Johann Clausen Dahl, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, Robert Kummer, Georg Heinrich Crola u.a. Im Wesentlichen schuf er Landschaftsbilder und Stadtansichte [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The fourteen books of Paladius Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus, on agriculture, by T. Owen, M.A

      London: J. White. 1807. 8vo., (16) + 349+ (3)pp., including the corrigenda slip and final advertisement leaf, small wormhole penetrating all outer margins (not near printed surface), contemporary mottled calf gilt, small patch of wear on spine but still a very good copy. First edition of this translation. Very scarce. Not in Perkins and apparently not in BL. Rothamsted p.113. Other copies found at Cambridge + Guildhall + Bodleian + 7 in US. This is the book for which Palladius, the Roman writer of the 4th century A.D., is principally known. The Opus agriculturae> or De re rustica> is a treatise on farming in 14 parts or books. The first book is general and introductory. Books 2 to 13 give detailed instructions for the typical activities on a Roman farm for each month of the year, starting with January. 'Most of the work is in prose, but the final part, formerly considered to be book 14, De Insitione, >on Grafting, consists of eighty-five couplets of elegiac verse. The agricultural writings of Palladius may be compared to those of Marcus Priscus Cato, Marcus Terentius Varro and particularly Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella, whose De re rustica> appears to have served as a model for Palladius, to such an extent that the Opus agriculturae> has been described as an 'abridgement' of Columella. The work of Palladius was well known in the Middle Ages. A translation into Middle English verse survives from circa 1420, entitled On Husbondrie;> it can be seen as part of a genre of instructional agricultural writing that was to develop in England into works such as those of Thomas Tusser and Gervase Markham. Two notable thirteenth century works that draw on Palladius are the Commoda ruralia> of Petrus de Crescentius, written c. 1305 and printed at Augsburg in 1471; and the Speculum Maius> of Vincentius Bellovacensis (Vincent de Beauvais) written about 1250, printed in Strasburg, 1473.' [Extracted, with caution, from article in Wikipedia>].

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        Oriental Field Sports;

      1807. first edition. The Most Beautiful Book on Indian Sport in Existence" (Schwerdt)Forty Magnificent Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates WILLIAMSON, Captain Thomas, [Author, Illustrator], [HOWITT, Samuel, Illustrator]. 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, the Leopard, the Bear, the Deer, the Buffalo, the Wolf, the Wild Hog, the Jackall, the Wild Dog, the Civet, and other Undomesticated Animals… as likewise the different species of Feathered Game, Fishes, and Serpents. The Whole interspersed with a ariety of Original, Authentic, and Curious Anecdotes, which render the work replete with information and amusement. Forty Coloured Engravings with which the publication is embellished. The whole taken from the manuscript and designs of Captain Thomas Williamson… the drawings by Samuel Howett, made uniform in size, and engraved by the first artists, under the direction of Edward Orme. London: William Bulmer and Co. for Edward Orme, 1807. First edition, first state with plate XXXI titled "Hunting Jackals" and plates & text watermarked 1804. Oblong folio (18 1/8 x 23 1/8 inches; 460 x 588 mm.). [ii, blank], [2], [i]-ii, [2], 150 pp. Complete with hand-colored additional title and forty hand-colored aquatint plates with pages of descriptive text interspersed. Text in two columns, captions in French and English. Pages 19/20 misbound after page 14, pages 115/116 misbound after page 112. Short marginal tear (1 1/2 inches) on lower margin of pp. 51/52; pp. 55/56 with short inner marginal tear. Preliminary leaves and last few leaves with light water stain on inner blank margin. Plates IV, V, IX, and XXXIII-XL with light inner or lower marginal stain. Plate XXXV with neatly repaired two-inch lower marginal tear. Contemporary full dark green straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively tooled in gilt and blind. Expertly rebacked to style. Spine decoratively tooled, ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, later marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The plates bright and fresh and with exceptional hand coloring. The John M. Schiff copy with his engraved bookplate on front paste-down. (Sotheby's New York, December 11th, 1990, lot 347 ($16,500 including buyers premium). ?"To the same year belongs the Oriental Field Sports... The text is by Captain Thomas Williamson, and the forty plates, which, as a bookseller?'s catalogue insidiously remarks, would make a fascinating series in frames to adorn a smoking-room, are from Williamson?'s designs, re-drawn by Howitt. The preface, in the florid language of the period, claims that in this book ?'the British Nimrod may view with no small satisfaction a new and arduous species of the Chase. The Artist may reap a rich harvest of information;... The Philospher and the Historian may either confirm or correct their conceptions of former details.?' The book is not only a mine of information as to the manners. customs, scenery, and costume of India, but contains one of the finest series of sporting plates ever published. All are coloured aquatints engraved by H. Merke, with the exception of two by J. Hamble and a soft-ground etching by Vivares?" (Martin-Hardie, pp. 135-136) Abbey, Travel, 427; Nissen ZBI, 4416; Tooley, 508; Schwerdt II, p. 297-298.

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        A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY

      Pittsburgh: Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan. 1807. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing. Small 8vo, original dark brown sheep backed paper covered boards, pp. vii (3) 12-262, with initial blank and two blank leafs at rear plus flyleaf. Good strong copy, rubbing and loss to paper covering of the boards, light rounding of the corners, strong joints and hinges, contents good to very good, usual occasional foxing, small stains, age toning; with p. 221/222 having a 2.5 inch very narrow fissure (some of the paper is gone, so parts of words too). Rear pastedown has remains of some paper that had been glued to it and some glue residue. Also tipped in between pp 110 and 111 is a double-sided pencil note reflecting on Bear Tooth near present-day Helena, Montana and the Lewis and Clark encampment there in July 18, 1805 and how the author of the pencilled note also visited that area and so this part of the journal is of particular interest to him. The note is signed "G. A." and one of the bookplates, mid-19th C. in appearance, is George Armor's of Laughlinstown (a Westmoreland County town east of Pittsburgh by 70 miles). Since Helena was not so-named until 1864, we'd guess this to be a note from the late 19th C.

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        Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de Tout les Peuples du Monde, representées par des figures dessinées de la maiun de Bernard Picart et autres

      L. Prudhomme, Paris 1807 - Nouvelle Edition, corrigée, augmentée de notes curieuses; du cérémonial de la procession d'Aix, etc; de la description de certaines messes singulières, d'une dissertation complète sur l'origine de la Franc-Maçonnerie, et sur le culte du Feu; d'articles supplémentaires sur les Sectes qui ont pris naissance depuis 1723, et qui existent soit en Europe, soit dans les Etats-Unis de l'Amerique, de dissertations nouvelles sur le culte et les céremonies de plusieurs peuples de L'Asie et de L'Afrique; de la description des usages religieux des diverses nations qui habitent l?ocean Pacifique et le Continent de la Nouvelle Hollande.avec plusieurs plances nouvelles. 1807-1810, 12 tomos en formato folio mayor encuadernados en plena piel de época en buen estado con algunos leves roces. 423 p, 455 p, 427, 402 p, 316 p. 476 p, 587 p, 443 p, 378 p, 520 p, 440 p., 550 p. 2 cabeceras, 39 grabados dobles, 241 grabados. Buen estado general de la obra con algunas marcas leves de óxido en algunas páginas y alguna leve marca de agua en márgen de pocas páginas. Ejemplar limpio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        Lettres portugaises Troisième édition avec les Imitations en vers par Dor

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Delance, 1807. Fine. de l'Imprimerie de Delance, Paris 1807, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), relié. - New edition contains twelve letters and twelve imitations in verse by Dorat. Contemporary binding in full morocco green long grain. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition qui renferme 12 lettres et  12 imitations en vers par Dorat.   Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin vert à grain long, signée Joseph-François Thouvenin, dit l'Aîné. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets et fleurons dorés ainsi que de dentelles à froid. Plats encadrés de plusieurs dentelles à froid, ainsi que d'un filet doré. Fine roulette dorée sur les coupes. Stries dorées sur les coiffes. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Roman épistolaire longtemps attribué à la religieuse portugaise Marianna Alcoforado (1640-1723) et depuis restitué au poète et diplomate Guilleragues (1628-1685). Il parut pour la première fois chez Barbin en 1669. Très bel exemplaire élégamment établi dans une fine reliure en plein maroquin signée.  

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        A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OF A CORPS OF DISCOVERY.

      Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan, Pittsburgh 1807 - First printing. Small 8vo, original dark brown sheep backed paper covered boards, pp. vii (3) 12-262, with initial blank and two blank leafs at rear plus flyleaf. Good strong copy, rubbing and loss to paper covering of the boards, light rounding of the corners, strong joints and hinges, contents good to very good, usual occasional foxing, small stains, age toning; with p. 221/222 having a 2.5 inch very narrow fissure (some of the paper is gone, so parts of words too). Rear pastedown has remains of some paper that had been glued to it and some glue residue. Also tipped in between pp 110 and 111 is a double-sided pencil note reflecting on Bear Tooth near present-day Helena, Montana and the Lewis and Clark encampment there in July 18, 1805 and how the author of the pencilled note also visited that area and so this part of the journal is of particular interest to him. The note is signed "G. A." and one of the bookplates, mid-19th C. in appearance, is George Armor's of Laughlinstown (a Westmoreland County town east of Pittsburgh by 70 miles). Since Helena was not so-named until 1864, we'd guess this to be a note from the late 19th C. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Female biography; or, memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries

      Philadelphia: Birch & Small (pr. by Fry & Kammerer) 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 3 vols. I: vi, [2], 488 pp. II: [4], 510, [2 (adv.)] pp. III: [4], 512 pp.. 1807 First American edition, following the London first of 1803. This encyclopedic collection of lives of famous (and infamous) women was compiled by controversial novelist, editor, and feminist Mary Hays, friend of Mary Wollstonecraft — who is, curiously, not counted among the "illustrious and celebrated women" here. Among those who did make the cut are Sappho, Diane de Poitiers, Matoaks (a.k.a. Pocahontas), Susannah Centlivre, Charlotte Corday, Anne Boleyn, Mrs. Pilkington, and Anne Broadstreet (i.e., Bradstreet). Hays notes in her preface that "Women, unsophisticated by the pedantry of the schools, read not for dry information, to load their memories with uninteresting facts, or to make a display of a vain erudition . . . they require pleasure to be mingled with instruction, lively images, the graces of sentiment, and the polish of language" (vol. I, p. iii). These last things, she strives to supply herself! Period-style quarter tan cloth over blue-grey paper–covered sides, spines with printed paper labels. Title-page of each volume with the blind pressure- (not perforation-) stamp of a social club library. As in all copies we have had, pages age-toned, with a few foxed or spotted; occasional short edge tears, not extending into text. Three leaves in vol. II with tears in margin with loss of paper only and four other leaves in the same volume with loss of paper and either a few letters (pp. 107–10) or words (approximately half the words on each of five lines on pp. 151–52 and a word or three on each of five lines on 229–30). => A good resource and a good "read.

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        Epigrammatische Anthologie.

      Zürich, bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie. 1807-1809.. Erster - zehnter Theil in 10 Bänden. 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.

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        DELINEATIONS OF ST. ANDREWS; BEING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EVERY THING REMARKABLE IN THE HISTORY AND PRESENT STATE OF THE CITY

      Printed for Peter Hill, et al., Edinburgh 1807 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DE DENTRECASTEAUX ENVOYE’ A LA RECHERCHE DE LA PEROUSE Publié par ordre de Sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sous le ministère de S.E. le Vice-Admiral Decrès, comte de l’Empire. Rédigé par M. De Rossel, ancien Capitaine de vaisseau.

      Paris, de l?'Imprimerie Impériale, 1807-1808. In-4 p. (mm. 286x210), 2 voll., bella legatura in p. pelle bazana coeva, cornice dorata ai piatti, fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, tagli marmorizzati + Atlante in folio (mm. 615x460), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro su tassello al piatto. L?'opera e?' cosi?' composta: Vol. I, pp. (4),LVI,704, con 32 tavv. inc. in rame f.t. (più volte ripieg.) - Vol. II, pp. (4),VIII,692, con 1 tav. inc. in rame f.t. (più volte ripieg.) che raffigura ?"une boussole d?'inclinaison?". Contiene ?"les discussions et les observations astronomiques faites pendant ce Voyage, ainsi que les données et les résultats de ces meme observations?". L?'"Atlante" porta il titolo ?"Atlas du voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, Contre-Amiral de France, Commandant les frégates la Recherche et l?'Espérance, fait par ordre du Gouvernement en 1791, 1792 et 1793. Publié.. par C.F. Beautemps-Beaupré, hydrographe.. Paris, 1807. Vi sono contenute: pp. (4) (frontesp. e Indice) e 39 carte - geografiche e nautiche - (29 a doppia pagina) inc. in rame, fra cui una ?"Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande et des archipels du grand océan qui sont au Nord et à l?'Est de cette terre, dressé en 1807?". "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Cfr. Brunet,II, p. 600 - The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 467: ?"D?'Entrecasteaux (1737-1793), French admiral and governor of Mauritius, was sent to the Pacific in 1791 to search for La Pérouse. No traces of the lost expedition were found, but in the course of his search D?'Entrecasteaux made important geographical discoveries.. The second captain was Huon Kermadec, after whom the islands North of New Zealand were named. The naturalist for the expedition was Jacques Julien de Labillardière. They explored the West and Southwest coasts of Australia, the South coast of Tasmania, the West coast of New Caledonia, and visited Tonga and the Santa Cruz Islands. The D?'Entrecasteaux Islands near New Guinea were discovered and named for the admiral, who later died of colic off the north coast of New Guinea. The French Revolution divided the expedition; the royalists joined the Dutch on Java, and the republicans fell into the hands of the British Royal Navy. Also captured were the expedition?'s journal, charts, and natural history specimens. Sir Joseph Banks ordered that they be delivered to the coast of France under a flag of truce?". L?'Atlante con piccole macchie al frontesp. e alla prima carta geografica; lievi aloni margin., altrim. ben conservato. Magnifici sono i volumi di testo, in carta distinta e azzurrina.

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        Poesías selectas castellanas, desde el tiempo de Juan de Mena hasta nuestros días. Recogidas y ordenadas por

      Madrid, por Gomez Fuentenebro y Compañía, 1807. Tres volúmenes en 8vo. marquilla; LXXXV-424 pp. + 428 pp. + 489 pp. El tercer volúmen falto de portada. Primera edición. Encuadernaciones de la época, ligeramente fatigadas, en piel marbreada con tejuelos.

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        Stadtplan mit Befestigungsanlagen und direkter Umgebung ('Neuer Grundriss der Stadt Stralsund mit den schwedischen Festungswercken bis zum Tage der Uebernahme an die franzoesische Truppen am 31. August 1807.).

      - anonyme aquarellierte Umrißradierung auf M. Hof Bütten, dat. 1807, 45 x 80 Das Blatt von 4 Platten gedruckt! - Am rechten Rand Legende mit Auflistung der "vornehmsten Gebäude" des Nicolai Viertel, Jacobi Viertel, Marien Viertel und St. Jürgen Viertel. - Die verschiedenen Viertel farblich voneinander abgesetzt. - Darunter Benennung der Bastionen. - Über dem Stadtplan Titel. - Unter dem Plan Maßstab. - Sehr fein ausgeführter großer und seltener Stadtplan! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A summons of wakening; or, the evil tendency and danger of speculative philosophy, exemplified in Mr. Leslie's Inquiry into the nature of heat,> and Mr. Malthus's Essay on Population,> and in that speculative system of common law, which is at present administered in these Kingdoms. To which is subjoined, a prospectus of an inquiry into the origin of government and law

      Hawick: printed and sold by Robert Armstrong ..... 1807. 8vo., iv + 259 + (1)pp., two engraved folding diagrammatic plates (both somewhat foxed), a little scattered foxing, bound fairly recently in boards with printed spine label. A good presentation copy inscribed in ink on the flyleaf: 'To Captain Elliot in Glencardholm from the author'.> First edition and very scarce. Goldsmiths 19549. Kress B.5204. OCLC finds copies at only 4 libraries in N.America (Harvard + Yale + Northwestern + Autry National Centre). COPAC locates further copies at NLS + Bodleian + BL. See also William Petersen's Malthus,> 1979, p.12 & p.273. 'A typical defense of traditional orthodoxy linked Malthus with John Leslie, who had written on the nature of heat, accusing both of mixing axioms with speculations. 'Every true Christian knows that the increase of mankind can proceed from no other cause than the will of God Himself, the Supreme Governor of the world. This being unquestionably true, it is obvious that this pretended principle of population> is nothing else but a mere name which these speculative fellows have invented for the purpose of deceiving the rest of mankind.' [Quoted by Petersen, loc.cit. p.12]. 'It will be exceedingly obvious to any person who attentively reads this Essay on Population,> that the author of it does not believe in the existence of God as the Supreme Governor of the world. ..... Mr. Malthus, like Mr. Leslie, sets out with a preconceived speculative opinion; and having, like, Condorcet, Godwin,> and the rest of these enlightened philanthropists,> assumed it as an unquestionable truth, that the principle of population> is the great cause of all that vice and misery,> and of that unequal distribution of the bounties of nature> which at present prevails in the world, he employs two large volumes for the sole purpose of persuading mankind to abstain from marriage in the early part of life, lest they should increase and multiply faster than the means of subsistence .....'. [Keir, pp.84-86].

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        Gemählde der Revolutionen in Europa seit dem Umsturze des Römischen Kaiserthums im Ocident, bis auf unsere Zeiten - Band 1 - 4,

      . Berlin, Sanders Verlagsbuchhandlung/Duncker und Humblot, 1807/09/26, Gebundene Ausgabe, Hartkartoneinband, 253 + 108 + 119 + 344 Seiten, farbige Karten, genealogische Tafeln, Einbände berieben, Zustand 2- (A).

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        Anfangsgründe der dynamischen Naturlehre. 2 Bände.

      Erlangen, Walther, 1807.. (22,5 x 14 cm). XX, 377 S./ 2 Bll., SS. (379)-992. Mit 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappbände der Zeit, unbeschnitten.. Erste Ausgabe. - Hildebrandt (1764-1816), ab 1793 Professor für Medizin und Chemie und ab 1799 Professor für Physik in Erlangen, vertritt in vorliegendem Werk den dynamischen Standpunkt im Sinne von Kant und Schelling. "So ist allerdings die Dynamik des unsterblichen Kant auch die Grundlage meines Systems" (Vorrede). Dennoch anerkannte er "daß die auf atomistische Ansichten gegründeten Erklärungen in der Chemie mindestens das richtige Verständniß sehr fördernd seien, und selbst zugestanden, daß es kaum möglich sei, die Verschiedenheit der Materie zu erklären, ohne atomistische Ansichten zu Hülfe zu nehmen" (Kopp). - Stellenweise etwas fleckig. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. - Poggendorff I, 1102; Kopp II, 326

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

      s.t. (presso l Autore) Janvier 1807, Nancy - Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello rosso al ds. Minima abrasione al tassello altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Due rare opere in prima edizione. Wellcome III, p. 367 (per la prima opera). Per la seconda opera, un edizione di un anno successivo in Garrison-Morton (n. 1789). 12mo (cm. 17,1), 2 cc.nn., 228 pp., V(3) pp. con 5 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (unito) Magendie F., Formulaire pour la préparation et l emploi de plusieurs nouveaux médicamens, tels que la noix vomique, la morphine, l acide prussique, la strychnine, la vératrine, les alcalis des quinquinas, l iode, etc., à Paris, chez Méquignon-Marvis 1821, VII(1)-84 pp., 1 c.bianca. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A JOURNEY FROM MADRAS THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF MYSOR, CANARA, AND MALABAR, Performed Under the Orders of the Most Noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India, for the Express Purpose of Investigating the State of Agriculture, Arts and Commerce; The Religion, Manners and Customs; The History Natural and Civil, and Antiquities, in the Dominions of the Rajah of Mysore and the Countries Acquired by the Honourable East India Company, in the Late and Former Wars, From Tippoo Sultaun. Published Under the Authority and Patronage of the Honourable the Directors of the East India Company

      T. Cadell and W. Davies .... 1807. . 1st Ed. 3 vols. 4to. Half title present to vol. 1. 37 copper plates including 1 cold., 2 ports., 5 folding tables, folding map. Marginal blind institutional stamps throughout, markings to verso of t.p., light browning, signature [3E2] to vol. 2. cracked with loss to text, signature [Dd2] to vol. 2. crudely repaired, t.p. to vol. 3 silked to tail with sm. repair to tail of t.p. of vol. 2., some minor sporadic staining, handsomely rebound in dark green crushed morocco with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines. Francis Hamilton [formerly Buchanan], (1762?-1829), East India Company surgeon and botanist. ODNB ?'... In 1800 Lord Wellesley appointed him to survey the newly conquered kingdom of Mysore, a posting which enabled him to collect a vast number of new botanical specimens. At the same time his survey, in both its portrayal of Tipu Sultan as a rapacious tyrant and its inventory of Mysore's natural wealth, vindicated Wellesley's controversial conquest, thereby earning Buchanan the governor-general's continued affection. A rambling, unedited version of the survey was published [as the above] ...?' US$1515

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        Proskynetarion (Pilgrim';s Guide) of Jerusalem and Palestine.]

      Johanna Schraembl, (Vienna) 1807 - Folio (12 3/4 x 8"). [6], 104pp (Text), Unpaginated leaves (plates). Modern half brown calf over brown morocco, with gold lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers. Decorative headpiece and initial. "Proskynetaria" (Pilgrim Guides to the Holy Land) were widely used guides to pilgrim sites, which in a certain way delineated the itinerary of the faithful. The "Proskynetarion" of Chrysanthos, Metropolitan of Durazzo, Brusa, and Smyrna (1770-1843) when first published in 1807, became rapidly the most popular pilgrim guide. The work starts with chapters on the names of the Holy Land, its fertility and prosperity, and continues with chapters on the Holy City of Jerusalem and the palace of King David. Regarding the church of the Holy Sepulchre, it has chapters on the Holy Gate, the Descent from the Cross, the Baldachin, and other places of pilgrimage inside the church. Among the chapters that follow are ones on the monastery of Abraham, the temple of Solomon, Holy Zion, the monastery of Prophet Elijah, Bethlehem, Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives, the River Jordan and Mount Tabor. The spectacular 76 engravings depict the following charcaters, biblical scenes and places: The Patriarch of Jerusalem (1) (Frontispiece); King David playing his harp in front of his palace (2); the plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and adjacent structures in Jerusalem (3); the church of the Holy Sepulchre (4); the Holy Sepulchre (5); the chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (6); another view of the church of the Holy Sepulchre (7); Jesus praying, and Jesus being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane (8); the Greek monastery of Abraham near the church of the Holy Sepulchre (9); the site where, according to tradition, Mary of Magdalene encountered Jesus after the resurrection (near the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem) (10-11); the Patriarchate of Jerusalem (12); Monastery of Saint Nicholas and Monastery of Saint Demetrius (13-14); Monastery of the Virgin Mary and Monastery of Saint Theodore Tyron and Saint Theodore Stratelates (15-16); Monastery of Saint Basil the Great, and Catholic monastery of Saint John the Theologian (17-18); Monastery of Saint George, and monastery of the Archangels (19-20); Monastery of Saint Catherine, and monastery of Saint Euthymius (21-22); Monastery of Panagia Seitnagia, and monastery of Saint John the Baptist (23-24); The monastery of Saint George in Jerusalem (25); [Unidentified] (26); the Armenian monastery of Saint James in Jerusalem (27); Jerusalem (28); the eastern Gate of Solomon's Temple, with Jesus passing on his return to Bethany, after having risen Lazarus from the dead (29); the Most Holy Place in Solomon's Temple where the Virgin was consecrated to God by her parents, Joachim and Anne (Presentation of Mary in the Temple) (30); another view of the Garden of Gethsemane (31); the pool of Siloam, and the house of Joachim and Anne(32-33); the Praetorium, with Jesus being judged by Pontius Pilate (34); the Cenacle on Mount Zion (35); The cave in which Saint Onuphrius lived as a hermit and Jacob's Well (36-37); Mar Saba monastery in Judaea (38); the monastery of the Holy Cross (39); Village of Turks in Palestine, and the village and house of Abraham (40-41); Mar Elias monastery, and the Tomb of Rachel (42-43); the village of the Shepherds, and the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (44-45); the Adoration of the Magi, with the Massacre of the Innocents in the background (46); village of Turks in Palestine, and the village and house of Abraham (47-48); the martyrdom of Saint Stephen, and the holy tomb of the Virgin in Jerusalem (49-50); the valley of Josaphat, with the tombs of Absalom and Prophet Isaiah, and the site of Siloam(51-52); the martyrdom of prophet Isaiah (53); The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, with the grave of Saint Pelagia, and the site of Christ's Ascension (54-55); Bethany and the Raising of Lazarus, with Mount "Sarantarion" on the Judeaen Desert where Jesus fasted for forty days (56-57); the monastery of [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les Annees 1783, 84 et 85,:

      Paris: Courcier 1807 - A superb set bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, with an Italian (?) royal monogram, VAC, in gilt on spine. Quatrieme edition Two volumes, pp.x, 487, [1], 2 folding plates, 2 folding maps.; vii, 458, [4], 2 folding plates, folding plan, folding map.

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        Poems of Shakespeare to Which is Added an Account of His Life

      Oliver and Munroe, and Belcher and Armstrong, Boston 1807 - First Separate American Edition (see Jaggard, p. 436). Contemporary full leather binding, octavo, 258 pages. Very scarce American printing of Shakespeare's poems. Two ex-libris bookplates of Benjamin Brown French at front pastedown. An acquaintance of twelve consecutive presidents, from Andrew Jackson to Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Brown French (1800Ð1870) was appointed the clerk of the United States House of Representatives in 1845. He left that position in 1847, when he became president of the Magnetic Telegraph Company. French was the chief marshal of the March 1861 inaugural parade of Abraham Lincoln, who reappointed French Commissioner of Public Buildings. In this capacity, he oversaw the funeral arrangements for both young Willie Lincoln (1850Ð1862) and President Lincoln (1809Ð1865). Good, front hinge broken, leather well worn, early owner practiced his Shakespeare signature and his own at title page, text generally clean [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIENTAL FIELD SPORTS

      London: Edward Orme, 1807. FIRST EDITION, First State (with Plate XXXI lettered "Hunting Jackalls"). Paper with watermarks dated 1804 n. Softcover. "The Most Beautiful Book on Indian Sport in Existence" mm (18 3/4 x 23 1/2"). FIRST EDITION, First State (with Plate XXXI lettered "Hunting Jackalls"). Paper with watermarks dated 1804. VERY HANDSOME RECENT DEEP BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, GILT, in the style of the period by Courtland Benson, covers with broad border featuring Greek key roll and starburst corner ornaments, raised bands flanked by multiple plain and decorative rules, spine panels with large central fleuron, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved pictorial title and 40 DRAMATIC AQUATINT PLATES, all attractively colored by hand. Schwerdt II, pp. 297-98; Snelgrove, p. 202-03; Podeschi, pp. 97-98; Abbey "Travel" 427; Tooley 508. Frontispiece and two index leaves with flattened creases, title page slightly soiled, margin of final page of text a bit foxed, faint offsetting from plates onto text, other trivial defects (one short marginal tear, isolated insignificant pinpoint foxing, a little smudge here and there), but A FINE COPY with only quite minor imperfections, with none of the typical (and often deadly) offsetting from text onto plates, and with its very accomplished replica binding unworn. An immense and magnificent volume based on the experiences of an officer who served for 20 years in the Bengal Army, this vividly illustrated account of life in colonial India under the British Raj has been described by Schwerdt as "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence." As the extended title indicates, the book examines "in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, [and several other species], the whole interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes." Hardie says that our book not only is "a mine of information as to the manners, customs, scenery, and costume of India, but [it also] contains one of the finest series of sporting plates ever published." The volume features wild elephants being captured, then pressed into service hunting other beasts. Tigers, wild hogs, bears, and wolves figure prominently as prey, but our author, who also penned an angling guide, does not neglect fish and fowl. The work was originally issued in 20 monthly parts between 1805 and 1807. Captain Williamson (d. 1817) was also the author of the first travel guide to India written for Westerners, "The East India Vade Mecum." As one of the chief early 19th century color plate books, "Oriental Field Sports" turns up with some frequency in the marketplace, but it is very often found in unpleasant condition, having typically suffered from avid readership.

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        The Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland and Wales in 6 Volumes FINE BINDING

      London, J. Johnson et al. 1807 - A very desirable set of this highly important Edition, originally published in 1577 with a second ediiton being published in 1587. This is the 1807 new ediion which still provides the authorative text.This set is scarce in any condition. What makes this particular set unique is the contemporary full leather signed binding by Henry Faulkner, Adelphi. Faulkner was a highly regarded bookbinder who worked at Adelphi and Strand from 1790-1812. His speciality was the binding of works from the 16th and 17th century in contemporary style.The full leather bindings are elaborately blind tooled. All edges gilt. The books have been professionally restored at an earlier date, retaining original spines. Due to this restoration, the books are in excellent, very solid condition. Book size is large Quarto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Aaustrales Execute ar ordre de sa Majeste l'Empereur et Roi, sur les Corvettes le Geographe, le Naturaliste, et la Goelette la Casuarina, pendant les annee 1800, 1802, 1803 et 1804

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1807. Two quarto volumes plus folio atlas, bound in one volume, consisting of the following: 1) Voyage de Decouvertes...Historique. Two volumes. Engraved portrait in volume two. Three folding tables. 2) Partie Historique Atlas. Two parts bound in one. Engraved title for each part. First part contains forty plates including map, five colored coastal profiles, fourteen ethnographic plates (eight colored), eight other views (one of which is colored, and two folding, including Lesueur's view of Sydney), eleven natural history plates (nine colored) and one technical plate. Second part contains fourteen maps (two double-page or folding). Uniformly bound in half antique calf and later 19th-century marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. An occasional fox mark in both text volumes. Plates and maps in atlas volume all pristine. Overall a remarkably clean and near fine set, untrimmedThe very rare account of the Baudin-Freycinet expedition, one of the most important early explorations of Australia. The expedition was sent out by the French government in 1800 with orders to complete the cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Commanded by Nicolas Baudin, the expedition left France in 1800 and sailed via Mauritius to the Australian coast in the region of Cape Leeuwin, arriving in May 1801. Peron sailed as naturalist on the expedition and Freycinet as cartographer. The vessels, Geographe and Naturaliste, sailed north from Cape Leeuwin, surveying the coast and making observations on the natural history and inhabitants, until they crossed to Timor. After three months the two ships set out for Tasmania, continued making detailed surveys, and went on to Sydney. The group then undertook a complete survey of the southern coast and an examination of the northern coast before returning to Mauritius where, near the end of 1803, Baudin died. It was a celebrated voyage which brought back to France the most important collection of natural history specimens in the history of the French Museum, as well as a wealth of geographical and other information. ^The narrative of the expedition was begun by Peron, and completed by Freycinet after Peron's death. A tacit agreement between Peron and Freycinet, both of whom disliked Baudin, kept the commander's name mostly absent from the present official account of the expedition. Flinders completed his survey of the Australian coast before Baudin, but his imprisonment by the French in Mauritius for seven years resulted in the French exploration account being published first. Consequently, the Baudin-Freycinet narrative includes the first complete and fully detailed map of the Australian continent. It is justly one of the most famous depictions of Australia ever produced, with virtually the entire southern coast labeled "Terre Napolean," indicating possible French colonial ambitions. The ... Historique Atlas contains a group of beautiful color plates, mostly of natural history specimens, many of which depict what the French saw during their important visit to Tasmania. The navigational text and atlas, which was issued separately a few years later, is rarely found together with the narrative section.A most important Pacific voyage account. Ferguson 449,536; Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific II, pp.9-40; Wantrup 78a,79a; Hill, pp.229-30 (narrative volumes only); Davidson, Book Collector's Notes , pp.108-10; Sharp, Discovery of Australia , pp.232-39; Plomley, The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines 1802.

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        Tableaux, Statues, Bas-Reliefs et Camées, de la Galerie de Florence, et du Palais Pitti, Dessinés par Wicar, Peintre, et gravés sous la direction de Masquelier, Graveur.... Tome Quatrieme

      Chez l. J. Masquelier, 1807, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, First French Edition, Illustrated By: Various. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall, Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. C'est Volume IV d'une édition en quatre volumes. Certes, à partir d'une édition limitée de luxe mais le nombre n'est pas indiqué dans le présent volume. Reliure en cuir pleine avec une décoration élaborée en doré. Text in French only. This is Volume IV of a four-volume edition. Certainly from a de luxe limited edition but the number not stated in this volume. Printed in France by l'Imprimerie de Gillé. The original issue of this work (1789-92) consisted of 48 parts, each comprising four leaves of plates i.e 192. Chestnut full-leather binding, pebbled, with crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and with crisp, gilt-stamped lettering and design to the spine. Reverse side of boards also in full leather, pebbled, of two colors, chestnut and deep green, and with elaborate gilt stamping, including inside dentelles. Elaborately hubbed spine, with title and place of publication. Gently bumped spine head, with minor chip [1/16 inch] at top edge. Spine tail gently bumped and rubbed. Lower corners lightly abraded, minor. Upper corners fairly sharp. Light chestnut brown moiré endpapers. All edges gilt. 20.5 x 13.5 inches. With unnumbered pages of text and plates. With 56 full pages of text commentary opposite 56 full pages of plates, as called for in the index [Tableau de 48 livraisons de la Galerie de Florence]. The original edition of Volume IV had 12 leaves of plates for a total of 48 full pages of plates. However, the 1807 edition was supplemented by two addition leaves [livraisons] for a total of 8 additional full page plates. Some plate pages illustrate two plates [the second usually a rendering in bas-relief], other plate pages illustrate one plate. All plates with tissue guards, most in pristine condition. Due to the presence of the tissue guards virtually no off-setting has occurred. Occasional foxing to the pages/plates, especially at the rear preliminaries. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Very gently read. With a lovely ex libris bookplate from the library of Julio B. Samarcelli [1903-1988], a Los Angeles based artist. The bookplate in a distinctive art deco style and with a design reminiscent of the work of the artist Rockwell Kent. The bookplate is neatly affixed to the title page and does not obscure any of the lettering of that page. This is an absolutely gorgeous volume. A Very Good Plus copy, Limited Edition

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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document entitled "Liste des papiers en ma possession ?", recording family documents, property assets, and debts in "Saint Domingue" (current HAITI)

      [Wilkes Co., Georgia?] 1807 - Pp. 1-4 [of ? pp.], in ink, on rectos and versos of a single folded sheet. In French. Last page docketed "continuée à la page 5" [not present]. Folio. From Haiti to Georgia. In the turbulent years of the French Revolution and the Haitian Revolution, a number of French refugees ultimately settled in Georgia. Among them was the prominent plantation family of Dugas de Vallon from Saint Domingue, which, after passing through Newport, Maryland, and Savannah, ultimately settled in Wilkes Co., Georgia, where Louis A. Dugas (1806-1884) became a prominent surgeon, the co-founder of the Medical College of George (see NY TIMES obituary, Oct. 200, 1884), author, and editor of the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal from 1851-1858. Dugas' parents -- wealthy plantation owners in St. Domingue -- were Louis Réné Adrien Dugas de Vallon (d. 1807), a native of France, and his wife, Marie Françoise Pauline de la Vincendière, born in Saint Domingue; Madame Dugas established one of the states's first girls' boarding schools in GeorgiaThe current document is a detailed list of documents "en ma possession" and comprises a comprehensive inventory of land owned in Saint Domingue (currently Haiti), family papers (with dates for birth and marriage certificates, registry of residences in the United States, the family tree, etc.), a detailed list of property and assets (including SLAVES), revenues, and debts both in Saint Domingue and France. One coin-sized stain on both leaves, torn along central fold, but sound and perfectly legible Pp. 1-4 [of ? pp.], in ink, on rectos and versos of a single folded sheet. In French. Last page docketed "continuée à la page 5" [not present]. Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Agazzi 1807-38, Mantova - 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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        Herrn Buchhändler Georg Zimmer am Tage seiner Verbindung, den 19. July 1807. Mit Demoiselle Maria Bender gewidmet von seinen Freunden

      Heidelberg, o. Dr., 1807.. 1 w. Bl., 3 Bll., 1 w. Bl. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und Deckenfileten. Nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Hochinteressante Gelegenheitsschrift zu der Hochzeit des Heidelberger Verlegers Johann Georg Zimmer (1777-1853) mit Marie Charlotte Bender (1788-1875), Tochter des Pfarrers Bender in Rohrbach. Der gelernte Buchhändler Zimmer gründete 1805 mit Jakob Christian Benjamin Mohr die "Akademische Buchhandlung von Mohr & Zimmer", aus der er 1815 ausschied und lutherischer Pfarrer wurde. - Während seiner Tätigkeit als Buchhändler und Verleger stand Zimmer in regem Kontakt mit den Literaten seiner Zeit, besonders zu nennen wären Tieck, Hölderlin, Jean Paul, Savigny, Görres und natürlich Arnim und Brentano, deren "Knaben Wunderhorn" seit 1805/1806 bei Mohr & Zimmer veröffentlicht wurde. Besonders mit Clemens Brentano war in herzlicher Freundschaft verbunden, der sich als Verfasser des neunstrophigen Hochzeitsgedichts durch folgenden Vers anbietet: "Und die Blume will er fragen, Und des Abendhimmels Licht: Doch was Stern und Blume sage, Deutet ihm sein Herz noch nicht." - Der Ausdruck "Stern und Blume" ist natürlich aus dem Schlussvers des berühmten Gedichtes Brentanos "Was reif in diesen Zeilen steht" bekannt, auch taucht er nicht weniger als fünfzehnmal im Gockel-Märchen auf. Trotzdem lässt sich das Gedicht wohl nicht Brentano zuschreiben; erst in einem auf den 13. Juli 1807 datierten Brief Zimmers an Brentano verkündet er diesem die bevorstehende Hochzeit, eine Einladung dazu wurde aber nicht ausgesprochen (dankenswerte Auskunft des Leiters der Brentano-Abteilung im Frankfurter Goethe-Haus / Freies Deutsches Hochstift). - Der Spekulation über die Autorenschaft ist bei einem Druck wie diesem natürlich Tür und Tor geöffnet; die Vorstellung von "Stern und Blume" ist bereits in Hölderlins Hyperion enthalten (vgl. dazu ausführlich: Anke Bennholdt-Thomsen, Untersuchungen zur Sprachauffassung Hölderlins. Bonn, Bouvier 1967). Auch der in dem Eingangsvers gebrauchte Ausdruck "Waller" (für einen umherschweifenden Menschen) deutet stark auf Hölderlin, der zu dieser Zeit von Brentano verehrt wurde und auch mit Zimmer bekannt war. Aber auch das ist eine Sackgasse: Hölderlin bewohnte seit dem Mai 1807 den später so genannten Hölderlinturm, amüsanter weise betreut von Lotte Zimmer (nicht mit Johann Georg verwandt!). - Über Ablauf und Gäste der Hochzeit konnte ich leider nichts in Erfahrung bringen. An der kleinen Schrift muss wohl noch etwas Forschung investiert werden, vielleicht mag aber ein interessantes Ergebnis die Zeit dafür vergelten! - - - Der hübsche Einband ganz leicht fleckig. Ränder der weißen Blätter tls. etwas gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar!

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson LL D Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published ?

      Boston: Published by W. Andrews and L. Blake. Greenough and Stebbins, Printers, 1807. First American from the fifth London Edition (1807, edited by Edmund Malone). The first edition was published in 1791. Frontispiece, 2 folding facsimiles. 500; 512; 543 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, red morocco spine labels. Binding worn, internally clean with occasional foxing. First American from the fifth London Edition (1807, edited by Edmund Malone). The first edition was published in 1791. Frontispiece, 2 folding facsimiles. 500; 512; 543 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. First American Edition of Boswell. This is the first edition of this work to contain an index. Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 63; Pottle 85; Shaw & Shoemaker 12184. For the 1791 first edition: Courtney-Nichol Smith p. 172; Grolier "English" 63; Pottle 79; Tinker 388

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        SCHLIERSEE. "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". - Nur im breiten Rand gering angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten.

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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., 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.. F.

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        The Butterfly's Ball And the Grasshopper's Feast

      London: Printed for J. Harris, 1807 Illustrated by William Mulready. First edition. Publisher's pictorial tan paper wrappers, with illustrations of a butterfly and grasshopper to the front wrapper in black, lettered in black. Very good or better, with some light wear to the extremities; spine, rear wrapper and the final two leaves repaired, light rubbing and minor soiling to the wrappers, a few faint spots to the otherwise fresh pages. Overall, a bright and attractive copy of this scarce publication. The Butterfly's Ball is a children's poem comprised of couplets that describe a procession of children, bugs, insects, and small animals en route to the butterfly's ball. The author's best-known verse, this poem was first published in a local miscellany in 1805. Without the author's authorization, it was set to music in 1806 for the amusement of King George III's three daughters, and, in the same year, the text was published in Lady's Monthly Museum and Gentleman's Magazine. Publisher John Harris used the Gentleman's Monthly text for this children's chapbook, which also includes illustrations by William Mulready. Interestingly, the first edition that Roscoe authorized is Harris' second edition, which was published in 1808 with a few minor revisions and with lesser quality illustrations. Notably, this text is an early example of children's literature written to amuse as well as educate its young readers. (Revue, British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Era).. Illus. by Mulready, William. 1st Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        1) TWO LOUISIANAS.AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS (2) N-E OF SIBERIA (3) ST PETERSBURGH TO GERMANY (4) TRAVELS INTERIOR AMERICA.CAPTAINS LEWIS & CLARK (5) WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA (6) TOUR OF SHEERAZ (7) TRAVELS ITALY TO ENGLAND VOL VI in Series: a collection of modern and contemporary voyages and travels: containing, i. translations from foreign languages, of voyages never before translated. ii original voyages and travels never before published. iii. analyses of new voyages

      Richard Phillips, London 1807 - Contemporary 3/4 leather over scuffed marbled boards. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Text tight. Early owner's ink stamp on title page. Condition of individual books as noted after each title. Each book was issued separately throughout the year. Binding Instruction including insertion of plates is at the end of the volume although they were sometimes bound individually. These books were of considerable interest because, at the time, they were one of the only sources of information as to current conditions in foreign countries. Most travel & exploration books were of a more historical nature. There were 10 or more volumes published in this series. Full Titles: (1) "TRAVELS THROUGH THE TWO LOUISIANAS AND AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS OF THE MISSOURI; ALSO, IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG THE OHIO, AND THE ADJACENT PROVINCES IN 1801, 1802 & 1803" by M. Perrin Du Lac, translated from the French. Title page + 106pp. + 2pp index. Light waterstain on approx 1/3 of lower quarter of pages. (2) "VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH-EAST OF SIBERIA, THE FROZEN OCEAN." by Gawrila Sarytschew, Russian Imperial Major General, translated from the Russian. Title page + 80pp + index at rear (lacks plate of man & woman in Unilaschka). (3) "TRAVELS FROM ST. PETERSBURGH THROUGH MOSCOW, GRODNO, WARSAW, BRESLAW.TO GERMANY IN.1805" by G. Reinbeck, translated from the German. Title page +160pp + fold out plate "Palace of the Czars" (lower corners dampstained) + index at rear. (4) "TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AMERICA COMMUNICATING DISCOVERIES MADE IN EXPLORING THE MISSOURI, RED RIVER AND WASHITA, BY CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, DR SIBLEY AND MR DUNBAR; WITH A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT" As Laid Before the Senate by the President of the United States and Never Before Published in Great Britain (an edition of 1000 copies was published inWashington in 1806). Title page + 116pp + index at rear. Illustrated with charts & a folding table. Information on Indian tribes, flora, fauna, geography & first account of Texas in book form. Nice condition: quite rare. (5) "ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO THE WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA; PERFORMED BY HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP FAVOURITE IN THE YEAR 1805" by F. B. Spilsbury, surgeon to the Favourite. Title page + 2pp ad + 43pp + index + 2 fold-out & 5 full page plates dealing mainly with slavery (lacks 2 plates). Light scattered foxing. Parts (6) & (7) [ Analyses of New Works of Voyages and Travels Lately Published in London] are summaries of larger works & do not have title pages. (6) " ANALYSES A VOYAGE TO SHEERAZ, BY THE ROUTE OF KAZROON AND FEEROZABAD; .MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAWS, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF THE PERSIANS." by Edward Scott Waring. 64pp + index in rear. (7) "TRAVELS IN THE YEAR 1806 FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND, THROUGH THE TYROL, STYRIA, BOHEMIA, GALLICIA, POLAND AND LAVONIA" by Marquis De Salvo. 32pp. World Travel, Americana, Africa, Russia, Persia, Native American, Slavery ; B.W. Plates; 8vo; 600 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (1) TWO LOUISIANAS...AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS (2) N-E OF SIBERIA (3) ST PETERSBURGH TO GERMANY (4) TRAVELS INTERIOR AMERICA...CAPTAINS LEWIS & CLARK (5) WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA (6) TOUR OF SHEERAZ (7) TRAVELS ITALY TO ENGLAND VOL VI in Series: a collection of modern and contemporary voyages and travels: containing, i. translations from foreign languages, of voyages never before translated. ii original voyages and travels never before published. iii. analyses of new voyages

      London: Richard Phillips. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1807. First English Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Contemporary 3/4 leather over scuffed marbled boards. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Text tight. Early owner's ink stamp on title page. Condition of individual books as noted after each title. Each book was issued separately throughout the year. Binding Instruction including insertion of plates is at the end of the volume although they were sometimes bound individually. These books were of considerable interest because, at the time, they were one of the only sources of information as to current conditions in foreign countries. Most travel & exploration books were of a more historical nature. There were 10 or more volumes published in this series. Full Titles: (1) "TRAVELS THROUGH THE TWO LOUISIANAS AND AMONG THE SAVAGE NATIONS OF THE MISSOURI; ALSO, IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG THE OHIO, AND THE ADJACENT PROVINCES IN 1801, 1802 & 1803" by M. Perrin Du Lac, translated from the French. Title page + 106pp. + 2pp index. Light waterstain on approx 1/3 of lower quarter of pages. (2) "VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH-EAST OF SIBERIA, THE FROZEN OCEAN....." by Gawrila Sarytschew, Russian Imperial Major General, translated from the Russian. Title page + 80pp + index at rear (lacks plate of man & woman in Unilaschka). (3) "TRAVELS FROM ST. PETERSBURGH THROUGH MOSCOW, GRODNO, WARSAW, BRESLAW..TO GERMANY IN...1805" by G. Reinbeck, translated from the German. Title page +160pp + fold out plate "Palace of the Czars" (lower corners dampstained) + index at rear. (4) "TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AMERICA COMMUNICATING DISCOVERIES MADE IN EXPLORING THE MISSOURI, RED RIVER AND WASHITA, BY CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, DR SIBLEY AND MR DUNBAR; WITH A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT" As Laid Before the Senate by the President of the United States and Never Before Published in Great Britain (an edition of 1000 copies was published inWashington in 1806). Title page + 116pp + index at rear. Illustrated with charts & a folding table. Information on Indian tribes, flora, fauna, geography & first account of Texas in book form. Nice condition: quite rare. (5) "ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO THE WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA; PERFORMED BY HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP FAVOURITE IN THE YEAR 1805" by F. B. Spilsbury, surgeon to the Favourite. Title page + 2pp ad + 43pp + index + 2 fold-out & 5 full page plates dealing mainly with slavery (lacks 2 plates). Light scattered foxing. Parts (6) & (7) [ Analyses of New Works of Voyages and Travels Lately Published in London] are summaries of larger works & do not have title pages. (6) " ANALYSES A VOYAGE TO SHEERAZ, BY THE ROUTE OF KAZROON AND FEEROZABAD; ....MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAWS, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF THE PERSIANS..." by Edward Scott Waring. 64pp + index in rear. (7) "TRAVELS IN THE YEAR 1806 FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND, THROUGH THE TYROL, STYRIA, BOHEMIA, GALLICIA, POLAND AND LAVONIA" by Marquis De Salvo. 32pp. World Travel, Americana, Africa, Russia, Persia, Native American, Slavery ; B.W. Plates; 8vo; 600 pages .

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        Corinne ou l'Italie

      Paris: Lib. stéréotipe chez H. Nicolle, 1807. Fine. Lib. stéréotipe chez H. Nicolle, Paris 1807, 13x20cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Second edition published the same year as the original. Binding sheepskin half hazelnut, flat spine decorated with friezes and gilded typographical reasons dotted with small traces of rubbing, rubbed the head a cap, flat cardboard dusky pink with small spots of discoloration, reinforced corners, shaded marginally guards without gravity , contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition parue la même année que l'originale. Reliure en demi basane noisette, dos lisse orné de frises, pointillés et motifs typographiques dorés comportant des petites traces de frottements, une coiffe frottée en tête, plats de cartonnage vieux rose comportant de petites taches de décoloration, coins renforcés, gardes marginalement ombrées sans gravité, reliure de l'époque.

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        Seasons, The

      1807. One of a Very Few CopiesWith Twenty-One Magnificent Color-Printed Stipple EngravingsBy F. Bartolozzi and P.W. TomkinsTHOMSON, James. The Seasons, Illustrated with engravings by F. Bartolozzi & P.W. Tomkins, Historical Engravers to Their Majesties; from Original Pictures painted for the work by William Hamilton, R.A. London: Printed by T. Bensley… for Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. Large quarto (12 1/16 x 9 3/4 inches; 306 x 246 mm.). [iv], 236 pp. Twenty-one magnificent color-printed stipple engravings by W. Hamilton by F. Bartolozzi and P.W. Tomkins including eleven full-page mounted with single gold outline border. Text watermarked "J. Whatman 1794".Bound ca. 1845 by Baker & Son, Clifton (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full maroon morocco over beveled boards. Front cover decoratively tooled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, rear cover decoratively tooled in gilt and blind. Expertly and invisibly rebacked to style (by Aquarius), spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers. A very fine and fresh example.This Bartolozzi illustrated edition of Thomson's Seasons was first published in 1797 and is a very handsome volume with black and white stipple engravings. Major J. R. Abbey had a color-printed copy which had a pencil inscription which read "There were only 3 coloured copies of Thomsons Seasons published: one for the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George 3rd; One for the Queen of England; and this one procured for Walter Fawkes Esqr. of Farnley Hall and presented by him to my father, John Edwards." Abbey says "The statement only 3 copies is almost certainly incorrect, but it can be assumed with safety that the number would not have exceeded seven or eight. The subscribers' list is headed by six names of Royalty, including the King and Queen, and it is highly probable that all these received copies in colour. The list includes such names as F. Bartolozzi, W. Beckford, Messrs. Artaria, Mr. Bensley (printer of the book), and others, who would conceivably have been attracted by colour." Our 1807 edition has the same color-printed stipple engravings and the only reference that we could find were in Lowndes: "Reprinted 1807 Roy. 4to large paper with coloured plates." and Brunet: (translated) "This edition, decorated very pretty vignettes and four large prints is very nice; Yet we must admit that the margins of the bottom of the pages are too small for the size of the format. The same vignettes were used in a large quarto edition, which costs 100 francs, and 375 franks with the plates carefully colored. Also added to this quarto edition are the four large prints of the folio edition which cost 25 francs each."In summary, we do not know how many 'colored' copies of the 1807 quarto edition were printed, 'but it can be assumed with safety that the number' was very few. We have only been able to find reference to two other colored copies - both (most likely the same copy sold twice) were sold at Christie's East in New York in 1994 and 1997. Moreover it is unclear from the Christie's descriptions and therefore quite possible that the copy was a 'hand-colored' example - and not one of the very few color-printed examples, as we have here.The Color Printed Stipple and Line Engravings:1. "The Seasons adorning the Bust of Thomson" Frontispiece. Full page mounted (P.W. Tomkins)2. "The Influence of Spring" Half-title, full-page vignette: Text page 1. (Unsigned)3. "Virtuous Love" Half-page headpiece: Text page 3. (F. Bartolozzi)4. "Spring" Full page mounted. Facing page 4. (F. Bartolozzi)5. "Parental Affection" Full page mounted. Facing page 34. (F. Bartolozzi)6. "Fishing" Half-title, full-page vignette: Text page 53. (P.W. Tomkins)7. "The Monarch Swain" Half-page headpiece: Text page 53. (F. Bartolozzi)8. "Musidora" Full page mounted. Facing page 54. (P.W. Tomkins)9. "Sheep Shearing" Full page mounted. Facing page 69. (F. Bartolozzi)10. "Caledon and Amelia" Full page mounted. Facing page 102. (F. Bartolozzi)11. "Reaper's Repose" Half-title, full-page vignette: Text page 127. (P.W. Tomkins)12. "The Woodman" Half-page headpiece: Text page 129. (P.W. Tomkins)13. "Palemon's first Sight of Lavinia" Full page mounted. Facing page 138. (P.W. Tomkins)14. "Lavinia and her Mother" Full page mounted. Facing page 140. (P.W. Tomkins)15. "Skating" Half-title, full-page vignette: Text page 185. (P.W. Tomkins)16. "The Winter of Life" Half-page headpiece: Text page 187. (P.W. Tomkins)17. "The Wolves descending from the Alps" Full page mounted. Facing page 202. (P.W. Tomkins)18. "The Goblin Story" Full page mounted. Facing page 212. (P.W. Tomkins)19. "Angel Striking the Silver Lyre" Half-title, full-page vignette: Text page 230. (P.W. Tomkins)20. "The Reaper returning Home" Half-page headpiece: Text page 231. (P.W. Tomkins)21. "The Shepherd's Flute. The Virgin's Lay" Full page mounted. Facing page 235. (P.W. Tomkins)James Thomson (1700-1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!". In London, Thomson became a tutor to the son of Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning, through connections on his mother?'s side of the family. Through David Mallet, by 1724 a published poet, Thomson met the great English poets of the day including Richard Savage, Aaron Hill and Alexander Pope. Thomson?'s mother died on 12 May 1725, around the time of his writing ?'Winter?', the first poem of ?'?'The Seasons?'?'. ?'Winter?' was first published in 1726 by John Millian, with a second edition being released (with revisions, additions and a preface) later the same year. By 1727, Thomson was working on Summer, published in February, and was working at Watt?'s Academy, a school for young gentlemen and a bastion of Newtonian science. In the same year Millian published a poem by Thomson titled ?'A Poem to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton?' (who had died in March). Leaving Watt?'s academy, Thomson hoped to earn a living through his poetry, helped by his acquiring several wealthy patrons including Thomas Rundle, the countess of Hertford and Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!"James Thomson is one of the sixteen Scottish poets and writers appearing on the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh. He appears on the right side of the east face.William Baker was a Bristol bookbinder - an entry for him appears on page 32 of Charles Ramsden's Book Binders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840. Clifton is an inner suburb of Bristol and was most likely the later address of William Baker (& Son).Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, p. 2671; Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, p. 355 (1797 edition); Cohen, De Ricci, Guide de l'amateur de livres a vignettes du XVIIIe, p.992 (1797 edition);

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        Appropriation of Ordnance to the Defence of St. Helena.

      London: Printed by J. Gold Shoe Lane 1807 - First edition, 12mo, iv, [5]-27, [1]pp., original printed wrappers (a little chipped), stitched as issued. This little pamphlet gives a detailed explanation of the defences that Colonel Patton, governor of St. Helena, took to improve the island from attack. The island has shear cliffs on all sides which rise from 400 to 1,000 feet, and are inaccessible to an enemy from the sea. Guns and Canons were placed at the top of these heights and were able to fire directly down on any debarking troops and command that approach by sea. Patton had the advantage of employing the invention of Colonel Shrapnell's exploding 'round case shot' with fuses to explode them over the enemy. These are the shells that soon earned the name shrapnel. "Every piece of ordnance intended for the defence of the interior of St. Helena, whether mounted upon garrison or field carriages, . ought to depress as far as fifty degrees . and the landing places in many situations requires this depression ." Patton devised traversing and horizontal platforms for garrison guns and field ordnance at strategic elevated positions on the cliffs. The perpendicular height of every maritime post from sea level was measured and a table formed for each of the stations, that gave in yards the distances which corresponded to the degrees and minutes of the angle of depression. Of these tables three were completed, one for Ladderhill, one for Rupert's Point, and one for Goat-pound Ridge. The advantages derived from the platforms mostly depended on high situations, and therefore were most exclusively appropriated to St. Helena. **** The notes for this book were written on board his Majesty's ship Sir Edward Hughes, on Patton's homeward journey to England. He hoped that "his suggestions might possibly be found of some advantage to the service of his sovereign . [and] for these purposes he brought models with him of the carriages and platforms which he had adopted at St. Helena."—Preface. Provenance: From the library of Quentin Keynes. Not on COPAC or OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Charte von Daenemark nebst den Herzogthümern Schleswig und Holstein. Nach den neuesten Ortsbestimmungen entworfen. - IX.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Elias Lange in Leipzig, 1807, 30 x 34 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 83. - Zeigt Dänemark mit Fünen und Zeeland sowie Schleswig und Holstein. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Sehr seltene Karte vom Leipziger Drucker, Stecher u. Verleger Johann Elias Lange(n)! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Bound volume of proof woodcut engravings to Scripture Illustrated

      London: (Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe), (1807). First edition thus.. Hardback. 4to. (12.5 x 9.25 inches). B/w woodcut frontis, full-page. 80 numbered (and named) woodcuts (2 per page). 14 numbered (and named) full-page woodcuts, interleaved among the 'two images' plates (no.14 is bound out of order, between plates with numbered woodcuts No 57 and No.58. A total of 95 plates (frontis, 80 images (2 per page), 14 full-page plates. Bound in half-calf, title 'Scripture Illustrated' in red compartment to spine, gilt, over marbled boards. All binding considerably rubbed and scuffed, but sound (not loose). Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, 'Sir John Smith, Bart', 'Semper Fidelis'. (Possibly Sir John-Wyldbore Smith, born 1770, succeded his father, Sir John, in 1807.) Old price (15/-) in pencil to front free endpaper. Fingermarks and light soiling to endpapers. Light fingermarks to frontis and a few other pages, not affecting images. Light rippling to edges of leaves. No.10 of full-page woodcuts by Bewick, and nos 48, 49 and 51 cut by Bewick. Others by Austin, Berryman, Branston, Clennell, Hole, Lee, C. and J. Nesbit, et al. Wood engravings for 'Scripture Illustrated' (London, 1807). No text at all bound in, no publication details or anything from 'Scripture Illustrated'. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. The armorial bookplate depicts the family coat of arms, 'a fesse erminois, cottised, or betw. three martlets', surrounded by a flag, with a helmet above, and on it the family crest of a greyhound sejant collared and lined; this arrangement placed among weapons, measuring instruments, maps, musical score and musical instruments. A Very Good copy. Scarce. 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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        A Group of Auriculus

      Botanical print, original (1807). From the publication "Temple of Flora", 1798-1807. Coloured plate, engravid in Aquatint. London. Engraved by Sutherland. 51 x 40 cm. Passepartout. Good condition

      [Bookseller: C. Hagelstamin antikvaarinen kirjakauppa]
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        Select Works of Henry Fielding containing the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, The History of Tom Jones, Amelia and Jonathan Wild. To Which is Prefixed an Original Account of the Life & Writings of the Author. In Five Volumes.

      Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson; Etc. 1807. PP prelim., 176 & 347; viii, 453; vii, 465; vi, 422; & vii, 466. BINDING: The five volumes are bound in Full leather with gilt ruling to covers, gilt decoration and lettering to spines and all edges marbled. CONDITION: Light scuffing to spines, a couple of small chipps to heads of spines & a couple of small cuts to side of spines, title page with tiny dark splaches, occasional light foxing, the occasional small stain; some of the inner hinges a little tender; on the whole a tight and attractive set.

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        [Owego]. This is an early map of Owego with one street called CHAPPELL ST

      VG/--. 1807. Broadsheet. This is an early map of Owego with one street called CHAPPELL ST. that is described in Kingman's EARLY OWEGO on page 347 "That portion between Main and Front was known as Chapel street, (so called because the old Methodist church, then known as "the chapel,' stood on the southeast corner of it and Main Street. After the academy was built in this street, in 1883, the name was changed to Academy street." Another interesting name is "Dog alley, sometimes known as Hickory street, was a cul de sac extending from Main street a few rods north. ... The name of Dog alley was naturally unpleasing to the residents ... now Central avenue ..." after being straightened. page 359. 19" x 23.5" on brown paper. Circa 1807. Black and Red pen and Ink with light penciling. .

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