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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [ORIGINAL PEN, INK, AND WATERCOLOR DRAWING OF A DETONATOR AND MUZZLE FOR AN UNDERWATER CANNON]

      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Charte von Schweden und Norwegen nebst Finland, Lapland und Nordland. - X.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Elias Lange in Leipzig, 1807, 33,5 x 33 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 83. - Zeigt Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland mit dem dänischen und russischem Lappland sowie der Ostseeküste von Dänemark bis Sankt Petersburg mit Kurland, Estland und Livland. - 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)

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

      London, for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, By T. Bensley 1807., 39. The Fourth Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Superb in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with dark green title labels and gilt ruling to flat spines. Clean and bright. All edges speckled. A handsome clean set. An attractive copy of the most influential work on population, which was originally published in 1798. This edition is similar to that of the third and includes the Appendix at the end of the second volume which was a response to "serious objections that were made to my principles or conclusions". "Malthus (1766-1834) was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion with his father on the perfectibility of society. Malthus senior was a supporter of the utopian views of Godwin and others, but recognised the force of his son's refutation of these views, and urged him to publish. Thus, the first edition was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834." PMM. PMM [251] (quotes first edition). Kress [B5219]. Printing and the Mind of Man 251.

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        [AUTOGRAPH NOTE FROM PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON TO AMBASSADOR DAVID ERSKINE CONVEYING SOME PECANS]

      [N.p., but Washington], 1807. Old folds. Neat separation at center horizontal fold and small tears in edges expertly mended. Backed with thin Japanese paper. Minor soiling. Good. An interesting letter from President Thomas Jefferson to British Ambassador David Erskine, sending him a gift of pecan nuts and a book. The nuts were to be sent to Erskine's father, Lord Thomas Erskine, then Lord Chancellor of England. Jefferson writes: "Th. Jefferson presents his respects to Mr. Erskine and begs leave through him to present a bag of Paccan nuts (Juglans Paccan) for the acceptance of Lord Erskine & as a mark of his respect for him. They are of this year's crop & will probably vegetate if planted before the spring; and the sooner the better, they may perhaps be a year in the ground. They bear our climate to the northward of this where the degree of cold is much greater than in the middle parts of England. The richer the soil they are planted in, the more thrifty will they be. He sends also Mde. de Stael's CORINNE for the perusal of Mr. Erskine & Mr. Foster." The note has been docketed: "From the President Jefferson of the U.S. of America." David Erskine served as the British Ambassador to the United States from 1807 to 1809. He had lived in the United States for some time after graduating from Cambridge, and was married to an American. Both he and his father tended to be pro-American in their views. After the fall of the "Ministry of All Talents," which turned his father out of office, David Erskine was fired as Ambassador by the new Foreign Secretary, Canning, who thought Erskine had gone too far in his offers to compromise over the Chesapeake-Leopard affair. This gift certainly illustrates his friendly relationship with Jefferson. The development of varied plantings of trees and plants from around the world was a passion of many British aristocrats from the early 18th century. Jefferson's gift, highlighting his own passion for plantings, was also a canny way of reaching out to those in power in England, using an American product, in a way which could not be construed as a political gaffe.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Misanthrope Father; Or, The Guarded Secret: A Novel, in Three Volumes.

      London: 108, Newgate-Street. Good. 1807. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 3 volumes half bound with green boards. Vol. 1 246pp. Vol. 2 255pp. Vol. 3 258pp. No. 700 written in ink. From the Circulating Library of Athlone. J. Daly with a list of terms, printed to the front paste-downs. Cathrine Smith or Catherina, novelist and actress, acted at the Haymarket theatre and also performed in a dramatisation of Matthew Lewis?'s The Monk. For her fiction, she was given ?"liberal encouragement?" by Minerva Press. In her verse dedication to the reviewers of her The Misanthrope Father, or The Guarded Secret (1807) , she describes herself as ?"well-born?" and the owner of a decent country estate. The novel contains the stock Gothic ingredients of counterfeit ghosts, a stolen inheritance, and a skeleton. Her novels include The Caledonian Bandit or The Heir of Duncaethal (1811) , which has been listed as two separate texts, Barozzi, or The Venetian Sorceress (1815) and The Castle of Arragon: or, The Banditti of the Forest (1813). SUMMERS GOTHIC BIBLIOGRPAHY 184. COPAC lists one copy only at The British Library. .

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        Jacob Xeller (1807 Biberach-Biberach nach 1845). Die Dame im schwarzen Kleid.

      - Jacob Xeller (1807 Biberach-Biberach nach 1845). Die Dame im schwarzen Kleid. 1846 . Gouache. -- Technik: -- Gouache. unten rechts signiert unten datiert: "J. Xeller 1846". -- Maße: -- Papier: 7 x 6,1 cm. -- Zustand: -- Insgesamt sehr gut, ganz minimale Bereibungen im Rand. -- Beschreibung: -- Die alte Sehnsucht des Menschen, sein Antlitz über den Tod hinaus zu bewahren, erfüllt sich seit ewigen Zeiten in der Darstellung des Portraits. Mit der sich stets weiterentwickelnden Technik der Abbildung wechselte nicht nur die Form sondern auch das Medium. Heute bietet die Photographie die Möglichkeit, die Realität absolut und- im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes- objektiv abzubilden. Vor der Portraitphotographie steht in der künstlerisch-technischen Entwicklungsgeschichte die Portraitminiatur. Ihre Anfänge reichen bis in das 16. Jahrhundert zurück und ihre erste Blüte erlebte sie im galanten 18. Jahrhundert. Besonders geschätzt wurde zu dieser Zeit die große Pose. Im Laufe der weiteren Entwicklung setzte sich jedoch der Anspruch nach Natürlichkeit und Ähnlichkeit durch. Mit Hilfe einer zunehmenden Verfeinerung der Malmittel wie auch der Maltechnik, war es den Miniaturisten möglich, dieser Veränderung des Zeitgeschmacks zu entsprechen. Unsere Miniatur zeigt das Antlitz einer Dame aus der Spätzeit des Biedermeier. Der zeitgemäße Ausdruck charmanter Zurückhaltung und Bescheidenheit wird auch durch den vielfältigen Schmuck nicht geschmälert. Die anziehende Wirkung des Portraits gelang dem Künstler durch ein einmaliges Zusammenwirken von Malgrund und Maltechnik Nur die Aquarellmalerei erzielte den Eindruck eines warmen, lebendigen Inkarnats. (Wieder)entdeckt wurde dieser Inkarnat-Effekt von französischen Dosenminiaturisten. Tatsächlich reicht diese Kunsttechnik weit in die Antike zurück. Plinius überlieferte das Wirken einer Bildnismalerin um das Jahr 50 v. Chr. Diese steigerte die Bedeutung ihrer Werke, indem sie Bildnisse auf kostbare, hauchdünne Plättchen malte. Diese zarte Miniatur offenbart die handwerkliche Perfektion sowie auch das subtile Einfühlungsvermögen des Portraitisten. Im Gegensatz dazu ist die Person des Künstlers selbst weitaus schwieriger zu bestimmen. Es läßt sich heute nicht mehr eindeutig belegen, um welchen J. Xeller es sich in diesem Fall handelt. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL, OR, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE LATE EXTRAORDINARY OUT-POURING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, IN THE WESTERN STATES OF AMERICA...WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE ENTRANCE AND PROGRESS OF WHAT THE WORLD CALL SHAKERISM, AMONG THE SUBJECTS OF THE LATE REVIVAL IN OHIO AND KENTUCKY

      Cincinnati, 1807. [bound with:] OBSERVATIONS ON CHURCH GOVERNMENT...TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THAT REVEREND BODY.... Cincinnati: From the press of John W. Browne, 1807. 23pp. 12mo. Original floral-patterned paper over a calf backstrip. Most of the spine paper perished, boards stained and worn. Titlepage stained, carrying through in lesser fashion to the following eight leaves. Bottom inch of titlepage torn away, not affecting the imprint or any text. Small paper flaw in the leaf containing pp.87-88, costing a few letters but not affecting the sense of the text. Uniform tanning, a few signatures loosening. On the whole, still an attractive copy, in original condition. In a brown half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A major rarity of American religious texts, this is the first edition of the first full-length book published by the Shakers. It is of extreme importance as an eyewitness account of the rise of the Shaker movement in the West, as well as a source of Shaker doctrine. MacLean calls McNemar the "father of Shaker literature," and Bestor calls this work "the basic source on Shaker expansion to the West." McNemar was originally a Presbyterian, but later converted to Shakerism and worked hard to establish that faith on the American frontier. "This is a first-hand account by a leader of the Kentucky Revival, one of the first western Shaker converts, which has been quoted extensively by later authors. McNemar describes frontier revivals, the Presbyterian schism, beginnings of Shakerism in the West, and early Shaker relations with the Indians" - Richmond. McNemar is also the author of the second tract included here, OBSERVATIONS ON CHURCH GOVERNMENT..., but is only identified on the titlepage as the "Presbyter of Springfield." Springfield was a small community located eleven miles north of Cincinnati. It is a separate work from THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL..., with its own titlepage, and separate pagination and signatures. The text explains the tenets of the Shaker faith. Thomson calls THE KENTUCKY REVIVAL... "very scarce. This was one of the earliest books printed in Cincinnati." It is very rare on the market indeed. Streeter was only able to acquire an 1808 Pittsfield reprint, and no copies of this first edition are located in auction records over the past thirty years. Rare and important.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        LIFE OF MICHEL ANGELO BUONARROTI, With his Poetry and Letters

      London John Murray, et al 1807 - Second issuance. With a finely engraved portrait frontis by Bartolozzi and 49 etched outline plates of selections of works, several of which are folding, including a very large and quite impressive folding plate of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which unfolds to become well over three feet wide, and with three facsimile letters. Tall 4to, handsomely presented in a very fine and beautiful contemporary binding of full polished mottled calf, The spine is tooled in gilt, with double fillet lines separating the compartments. One of the compartments with dark green morocco lettering label gilt. A very handsome copy of a scarce book. xi, 468 pp. A truly beautiful copy, internally fine and fresh as could be, the plates beautifully preserved, an unusually fine period binding. Some light expected age evidence along the hinges and extremities and occasionally, other minor signs of age. A BOOK OF GREAT BEAUTY, HANDSOMELY BOUND IN FULL PERIOD POLISHED MOTTLED CALF. When speaking of any of the craftsmen involved in the work, whether printer, engraver or binder, clearly no detail was overlooked and no expense was spared in its production. Richard Duppa produced this outstanding study of Michelangelo after being inspired by a series of lectures by his friend Joshua Reynolds. Duppa provides a great of background and insight into the definitive "Renaissance man" from a great number of contemporary sources such as Vasari and Condivi. It is also one of the first and few to provide such attention on Michelangelo as a man of letters as well as sculptor, painter and architect. For the translations of poetry which enrich his work Duppa turned "to my friends Southey and Wordsworth." Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, frequently turning to it in times of emotional crisis. Duppa’s biography can be found credited in almost all later scholarly work on Michelangelo. The engraved plates met with such popularity that many of them were reissued in various works throughout the 19th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First edition, second issue, with line 2 on p. 22 reading "those tissues of falsehood". [i]-[xiv], [1]-187 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.). Nineteenth-century green pebbled morocco, a.e.g., by Seton and Mackenzie. Joints slightly rubbed, scattered foxing, but overall an attractive copy, with the bookplate of James Lorimer Graham. First edition, second issue, with line 2 on p. 22 reading "those tissues of falsehood". [i]-[xiv], [1]-187 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.). Byron's first regularly published book, following the privately printed Fugitive Pieces and Poems on Various Occasions. This copy has the second issue points as follows: leaf D3 (i.e., pp 21-22) is not a cancel; p 114 'Thunder' in spelled correctly; p. 171 numbered as 71; and p. 181 has 'The' correctly printed in the penultimate line. Wise Byron, I, pp. 7-8; Hayward 218; Randolph, p. 9

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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Interessante Lebensgemälde der denkwürdigsten Personen des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. 6 Bände.

      Leipzig, Voss, 1803 - 1807. - 8°. VIII, 538; IV, 556; IV, 601; IV, 620; IV, 652; IV, 643 SS. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und erneuerten Rückenschildern ADB II, 181. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltene biographische Skizzen von Gelehrten, Dichtern, Regenten, Fürsten, Kaufleuten, Musikern, Malern, Schauspielern, Generälen sowie "Bösewichtern, Schwärmern, Verbrechern und Seeräubern" (ADB). - Zusammen sechs Bände, laut ADB und GV erschien 1821 noch ein abschließender Band. - Die schönen Einbände leicht berieben und kaum bestoßen, Deckel teils mit kleinem, alten Etikett, Spiegel mit hübschen Exlibris, stellenweise leicht fleckig oder gebräunt (zu Beginn teils etwas stärker), sonst gute, saubere Exemplare. Dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Zoography; Or the Beauties of Nature Displayed from the Animal and Vegetable [and] the Mineral Kingdom. Three volume set

      London Cadell and Davies 1807. G : in good condition without dust jackets as issued. Some rubbing and scuffing to leather along spine. Rear inner hinge of volume II cracked. Spine a little faded. Heraldic plate to front pastedowns. Aeg First Edition Red gilt embellished hardback leather cover 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). xix, 572pp; viii, 618pp; vii, 612pp.

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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. - 41 S., 30 Kupferstiche, Größe der Farbkupferplatten: ca. 17,5 x 21 cm. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1150 Auflage von geschätzten 255 Subskribentenexemplaren. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, performed under the order of the most noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. Complete in 3 volumes.Collation,tp, xiii,bl, 2pp, contents & errata, 424pp, tp,2pp contents & errata, 566pp, iv, 479, bl, xxxipp appendix, bl, 31pp general index, lacking half titles, complete with 45 plates, of which 1 folding hand coloured map, 1 hand coloured plate, 5 folding tables. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Bindings in excellent condition. Internally, some light spotting and browing, a few pages with light staining. Generally pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice 3 volume set, in very good clean attractive bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Rapports de l'air avec les êtres organisés ou traités de l'action du poumon et de la peau des animaux sur l'air, comme de celle des plantes sur ce fluide. Tirés des journaux d'observations et d'expériences de Lazare Spallanzani, avec quelques mémoires de l'éditeur sur ces matières.

      J.J. Paschoud,, Genève, 1807 - 3 Bände. Genève, J.J. Paschoud, 1807. 8°. XVI, (4), 471 S.; (4), 402, (2) S.; (4), 347 (recte 349) S. Halblederbände der Zeit. DSB XII, 308 f (für den Autor). - Vgl. Poggendroff II, 903 (wohl irrtümlich mit abweichendem Titel). - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Jean Senebier (1742-1809), Genfer Pfarrer, Stadtbibliothekar und Naturforscher wurde von Charles Bonnet zu naturwissenschaftlichen Forschungen auf dem Gebiet der Pflanzenphysiologie ermuntert. Senebier entdeckte "unabhängig vom Engländer Jan Ingenhousz den Einfluss des Lichts auf den Gasaustausch von Pflanzen und löste damit eine wissenschaftl. Kontroverse aus. Zudem wies er die Rolle der Blätter bei der Gewinnung von Kohlenstoff und der Freisetzung von Sauerstoff durch die Aufnahme von Kohlendioxid nach (Photosynthese)" (HLS). - Mit Exlibris und Blindprägestempel. Vorsätze mit Besitzereinträgen und leimschattig. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STRANGER IN AMERICA: CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING A LONG RESIDENCE IN THAT COUNTRY, ON THE GENIUS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES

      London, 1807. Quarto. Contemporary drab boards; rebacked, preserving portion of the original spine, corners renewed. Boards somewhat soiled and worn. Minor foxing and toning to text. Very good. The rare issue of this important work with the plates colored (almost all copies have the plates in sepia only). Janson lived in America from 1793 to 1805, beginning in Rhode Island (where he failed in business) before travelling in the American South, especially Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, where he was defrauded in the Yazoo land scheme. He did not like what he saw, or at least felt that the rise of Jeffersonian democracy was guided by the devil. Clark sums up the book well: "Janson draws a picture of unrelieved black, but one worthy of attention because of the length of his stay and the breadth of his interests. He covers an astonishing variety of subjects in a loose topical arrangement...." "A petulant view of U.S. life" - Howes. The handsomely produced book contains nine colored plates depicting six scenes in Philadelphia, one of Mount Vernon, and one each in Boston and New York. The view on the engraved titlepage is the earliest known published image of the White House, and the Mount Vernon plate is one of the earliest of Washington's home. The appendix to the book contains, on pages 482-489, what appears to be the first British printing of Thomas Jefferson's December 1806 message announcing the completion of the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as other western explorations. This is unnoticed by bibliographers and should seem to qualify it for inclusion in Wagner-Camp, though it is not listed there.

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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES, DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN INTRODUCTION, CONTAINING A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF THE COLONIES

      Philadelphia, 1807. Text volumes: Portrait. Thick octavo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Two hinges cracked; some light wear to spines and corners, foot of volume five chipped. Light foxing. Atlas: Quarto. Modern half morocco and cloth. Light foxing. Overall, a good plus set. First issue of the text (with the exception of the third volume, which is second issue) and the first edition quarto atlas. The classic biography of Washington. "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington" - Jared Sparks. Later American editions omitted the history of the colonies, which is the subject of the first volume. The atlas volume contains ten maps relating to the Revolution and twenty-two pages of subscribers' names.

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        THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES, DURING THE WAR WHICH ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN INTRODUCTION, CONTAINING A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF THE COLONIES.... [with:] THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. MAPS AND SUBSCRIBERS' NAMES

      Philadelphia, 1807. Text volumes: Modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Early ownership signature on each titlepage (except for volume one), and early owner's ink stamp on titlepages and some leaves. Moderate foxing and toning. Quarto atlas: Matching marbled boards. Scattered foxing, persistent staining. A very good set, in attractive bindings in period style. The classic biography of Washington, here with the first issue of the quarto atlas and the second issue of the text. "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington" - Jared Sparks. Later American editions omitted the history of the colonies, which is the subject of the first volume. The ten maps relate to the Revolution.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE UP THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, FROM ST. LOUIS TO ITS SOURCE; MADE UNDER THE ORDERS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT, BY LIEUT. PIKE, OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, IN THE YEARS 1805 AND 1806. COMPILED FROM MR. PIKE'S JOURNAL

      [Washington, 1807. Modern three-quarter diced calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Last two leaves of text in expert facsimile. Ex- Library of Congress, with their perforated stamp on the titlepage. Light scattered foxing. Map with scattered foxing and light toning in places. Still a decent copy overall. One of the rarest works of western exploration, this publication precedes the author's better-known volume by three years. Only a few copies are known and not all of them are accompanied by the map, which illustrates the Mississippi from St. Louis north to its presumed headwaters. The journal describes Pike's attempts to locate the headwaters of the Mississippi. His notable work on this expedition led to his appointment as leader of the western expedition several years later. A manuscript copy of this work in the Library of Congress is in the hand of Nicholas King, and the text was assembled by King from Pike's notes. The report was meant to be distributed to Congress before they adjourned in March 1807, but the publication was not completed in time. Jefferson ordered it sent to some members of Congress and others, and personally forwarded a copy to the American Philosophical Society. All bibliographers agree on the tremendous rarity of this work. This firm sold a perfect copy of this work for $30,000 in 2006.

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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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        Mineralogisches Taschenbuch. Enthaltend eine Oryctographie von Unterösterreich zum Gebrauche reisender Mineralogen. Herausgegeben von J. G. Megerle v. Mühlfeld. Mit des Verfassers Portrait.

      Wien und Triest: Geistinger 1807 - 394 S.: gestochenes Titelporträt. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, etwas berieben, Signaturschildchen am Rücken oben, darunter zwei ornamentale Papieraufkleber. 1. Ausgabe, posthum herausgegeben. – Seltenes Werk zur Mineralogie und Landeskunde von Wien und Umgebung. – Berichtet über die Mineralien und Mineraliensammlungen der Stadt Wien, über die Gegend unter und ober dem Wienerwalde sowie unter und ober dem Manhardsberge. – Es folgt ein alphabetisches Verzeichnis der beschriebenen Mineralien, Zusätze zu den Wiener Mineraliensammlungen und zuletzt ein Verzeichnis der Edelsteine, welche sich in der Sammlung des Großhändlers von der Nüll in Wien befinden, mit Angabe ihrer Farbe und ihres Gewichtes. – Stütz, 1748-1806, war Direktor der k. k. Naturaliensammlung in Wien. – Titelblatt mit zwei kleinen hinterlegten Randeinrissen, Titel und letzte Seite mit altem roten Stempel der Carmeliterbibliothek zu Lemberg, Titel und einige Anfangsseiten sowie wenige Schlußseiten etwas fleckig, sonst nahezu fleckenlos, das Porträt ebenfalls sauber. – Gutes Exemplar. – Poggendorff II 1041; Reichardt I 134. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        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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        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]

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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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