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        Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei ncisi in rame

      dalla Stamperia Regale, in Napoli 1808 - Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth, covers lettered in gilt Binding deffective, front hinge split. Waterstaining to plates tin Vol. I; Vol. II clean and intact 92 [of 105?] engraved plates. Volume I with 2 engraved titles and one printed leaf of Introcution + 39 plates. Volume II with engraved title and 53 plates. Folio

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        ROMANTIC TALES

      London: Printed by D. N. Shury for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Signed by the author. Very light wear with minor scratching to spine, quite sound and clean copies. First edition. Signed by the author. Four volumes. 12mo. xxiii, errata,307p; (iv), 335p; (iv), 276p; (ii), 326p. Half titles in vols., I, II, and III. Bound by Root in full scarlet calf with coated endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with brown title labels gilt,double gilt rules around the panels and gilt dots on the bands. With the bookplate of Charles S. Dirwell, Boston. Signed on the first half title "The Author". The signature in brown ink is light from fading. Montague Summers p. 484; Martin sale lot 3007.

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel, a Poem.

      Edinburgh: Constable, 1808. - Octavo. 349, [i]pp. Ninth edition. With a half-title. Two volumes, uniformly bound in full brown morocco, gilt arms of Vernon on covers, all edges gilt. 12 original wash drawings bound in.

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        Manuel des Amphitryons ; contenant un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande [...] Par l'auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands

      Paris: Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. Octavo, [1-5] 6-384 pages. First edition. A treatise on the carving of meats, proper creation of menus, and manners at table, with much of the contents drawn from the author's famous Almanach des Gourmands. Grimod was the first restaurant reviewer and one of the great French gastronomes. In quarter red calf, with marbled boards, and black and gilt-decorated spine. Dark stain to front edge of several leaves, including six plates. Otherwise generally very good. [Bitting, 203; Vicaire 427-428; Simon, 805; Oberlé, 135].

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen; Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. By Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. ... the Third edition. [issued with:] The Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents Communicated by Various Correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq

      London: Printed by W. Nicholson, Warner Street for W. Baynes, 54, Paternoster Row, 1808. Third edition. First title: 12 engraved sepia plates by William Dickinson after drawings by Bunbury. xxiv, 36 pp. Second title: 17 sepia plates after drawings by Bunbury. xviii, 81 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Contemporary quarter tan calf and boards, gilt spine with black leather labels. Joints worn, corners bumped, but binding is sound; very light occasional spotting to plates, mostly marginal, a few with minor tape repairs. Bookplate of Lady Brydges of Boultibrooke.

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        Ifflands mimische Darstellungen für Schauspieler und Zeichner. Während der Vorstellung gezeichnet zu Berlin in den Jahren 1808 bis 1811. Heft 1-19 (von 20).

      Berlin (u. Breslau), Gebrüder Henschel, (1808-1812).. 19 (statt 20) Hefte. Mit gest. Titel (unter Verwendung eines aufgezogenen originalen Lieferungsumschlags) und zusammen 114 (statt 120) radierten Tafeln von Wilhelm u. Moritz Henschel sowie 2 SS. Subskriptionsanzeige (letztere lose beiliegend). Zeitgenössischer Pappband m. hs. Rückenschildchen. Gr.-4to.. Erste Ausgabe der in 20 Einzelheften erschienenenen Darstellungen nach Aufführungsskizzen. Iffland selbst ist u. a. dargestellt als König Lear u. Shylock, der Geizige im Stück gleichen Titels von Moliere sowie als Nathan der Weise. So umfangreich wie vorliegend von größter Seltenheit, es fehlt lediglich das letzte Heft (Der arme Poet). - Auf dt. Auktionen außer einem einzigen kompletten Exemplar (Bassenge 1990) seit 1950 nur ein Einzelheft der Serie nachweisbar (Dörling 84, 24. XI. 1975, Nr. 792 [Heft 19 mit 6 Kupfern, DM 240]). Auch im Rahmen der gleichnamigen Ausstellung der Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, die ausschließlich dem vorliegenden Werk (4. II. - 26. III. 2005) gewidmet war, konnte nur ein gerade erst im Jahr davor erworbenes, unvollständiges Exemplar präsentiert werden. - Aus der Sammlung des Regisseurs und Schauspielers Franz Stoß (1909-1995), mit dessen Exlibris im vorderen Innendeckel. Innen weitgehend sauber und fleckenfrei, schönes Exemplar. - Slg. Kippenberg 5082 (nur 15 Hefte mit zusammen 90 Tafeln). Lipperheide Uce 9. Hiler 456. Thieme/Becker XVI, 430 (dat. 1808-1819). Nicht bei Colas und in Ornamentstichslg. Berlin. Nicht in Kayser u. Goedeke.

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        A Journey from Bengal to England, through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia by the Caspian-Sea ? In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for R. Faulder and Son, 1808. First 8vo edition. Folding map. Pp. xii, [3], 361; [iv], 333, [3, ads]. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Some rubbing, minor offsetting from map onto title of vol. I. Armorial bookplate. Later owner signature in ink on front flyleaf of each volume. Some foxing. Very good. The First Englishman in Afghanistan Epistolary account of Forster's overland journey from Bengal through Afghanistan, where he was probably the first Englishman to set foot, into Qajar Persia, across the Caspian and through the steppes of the Don into European Russia.

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        Compleat Angler, The

      1808. A Very Early Example of a Fine Kelliegram 'Inlaid' Binding[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WALTON, Isaac. The Compleat Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing... With the Lives of the Authors: And Notes Historical, Critical, Supplementary and Explanatory; By Sir John Hawkins. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, 1808.Seventh Hawkins edition. Octavo ( 8 1/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 205 x 122 mm.). [iv], vi, 7-345, 348-512 pp. Illustrated with sixteen engraved plates after Philip Audinet, two engraved pages of music and thity-two engravings in the text.Bound ca. 1890 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram, both covers with a fanciful Art Nouveau design within a single gilt frame, of a large inlaid lily in different shades of green, blue and brown, these inlays connected by gilt which descend to feature three groups of fish (seven, three seven), seven inlaid red morocco cherries, and fine sprinklings of gilt dots. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments with similar inlaid red morocco cherries and gilt fish, gilt board edges. Decorative turn-ins continuing the inlaid red morocco cherries and the gilt fish motifs. The turn-ins enclosing pictorial morocco doublures, the front doublure inlaid in many colors depicting a bridge over a river; the rear doublure similarly inlaid in various colors depicting a country scene. Red watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. The spine lightly sunned to a warm shade of dark brown, otherwise a very fine and early example of a Kelliegram binding.This fine example is not signed - possibly because it would have been executed around the time that the firm's stamp changed from Kelly & Sons to 'Kelliegram'."Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century."In the 1880s, Kelly & Sons began to use cloth with the reverse side showing for the sides of half-leather bindings. The reverse cloth had a more interesting and less artificial appearance, with an additional advantage of not being affected by water. The development that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, John. Kelliegram Bindings. Bryn Mawr Library Newsletter, No. 2, April 1998).Coigney, 17

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        The Compleat Angler ?

      London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, 1808. First Bagster edition. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. 1 vols. 8vo. Full tan levant, spine gilt with angling motifs, gilt fillet borders to boards, angling cornerpieces, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. by Bayntun. As with Coigney's copies, lacking the advertisements. Front joint somewhat rubbed, else Fine.

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor The Second Edition Two Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], 1808. Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good set The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of Elizabeth I

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        Fuci sive Plantarum Fucorum Generi a Botanicis ascriptarum Icones Descriptiones et Historia.

      Fuci; or, Colored Figures and Descriptions of the Plants referred by Botanists to the Genus Fucus. London, Printed by J. M'Creery, 1808-1819. 4 volumes. Large-4to (305 x 240mm). pp. 164, (2); 161, (2); 148, (2); 153, (2), with 258 (some folding) beautifully colour-printed engraved plates, finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments (skilfully repaired). The work is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks and 60 of the 258 plates show seaweeds from New Holland and a few from New Zealand. The first plate shows the brown alga 'Fucus Banksii' collected by Menzies and Brown, of Captain Vancouver's expedition in 1791, and was given to Sir Joseph Banks. Turner writes the following on the first text leaf: 'For my specimens of this extraordinary Fucus, I am indebted to the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Banks, by whose name I have called it, in memory of the kindness which he has always shewn me, and of the exceeding liberality with which he has assisted me in the present publication'. Most of the Australian related specimens come from the herbarium of Banks and were given to him by Robert Brown who travelled with Flinders to Australia and was librarian to Banks./Dawson Turner (1775-1858) was a British banker and botanist. His splendidly illustrated work on seaweeds is the most beautiful one ever made on this subject. The costly process of colour-printing with delicate hand-finishing was used to depict the algae and the plates are by W.J. Hooker. The work was published in a fully coloured issue as the present one or a cheaper issue with faintly tinged plates. At the end of the 4th volume revised plates 29-31 are bound in which are found in only a few copies. These last 3 plates have not been added to the plate total. Small stamp on verso of title as well on the first text leaf of each volume. A fine uncut copy. The text is both in English and Latin.//Stafleu & Cowan 15.367; Nissen BBI, 2011.

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        Geschichte Schlesiens. Hier 3 Bände in einem Buch komplett !, Band 1. Welcher die Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1526 begreift. / 2. welcher die Geschichte von 1526 bis 1740 begreift. / 3. welcher die Geschichte von 1740 bis auf unsere Zeiten enthält.

      Breslau, Stadt- und Univ.-Buchhdl. Graß und Barth um, 1808 - 4°, zusammen 888 Seiten mit zusammen 18 ganzseitigen Kupfern komplett ! betitelter Original-Halbledereinband mit Goldprg. - Rücken mit einr. sonst schöner Zustand - ca. 1808, 1809 und 1810. z452 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte Schlesiens. Hier 3 Bände in einem Buch komplett ! Band 1. Welcher die Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1526 begreift. / 2. welcher die Geschichte von 1526 bis 1740 begreift. / 3. welcher die Geschichte von 1740 bis auf unsere Zeiten enthält.

      Breslau, Stadt- und Univ.-Buchhdl. Graß und Barth um, 1808.. . 4°, zusammen 888 Seiten mit zusammen 18 ganzseitigen Kupfern komplett ! betitelter Original-Halbledereinband mit Goldprg. - Rücken mit einr. sonst schöner Zustand - ca. 1808, 1809 und 1810. z452

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        Fackelzug in einer Festhalle.

      1808. Kreide- und Federlithographie mit olivocker Tonplatte mit Lichtern, 1808, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 33,2:26,5 cm. Literatur: Dussler 5; Winkler 639.6, II (von III) schwarzer Druck mit Tonplatte.. Angelo Quaglio war Schüler seines Vaters Giuseppe Q. (1747-1828) und seit 1800 Hoftheatermaler in München. Zwischen 1800 und 1815 schuf er die meisten Szenenbilder am Hof- und Nationaltheater. Die Motive für seine Architekturaufnahmen mit Staffage fand er auf Studienreisen durch Deutschland und Italien. Die neue Technik der Lithographie fand in ihm einen verständnisvollen Interpreten.

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        The Grave, A Poem

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for the Proprietor, R. H. Cromek, No. 64, Newman Street, 1808. First Blake edition, quarto issue. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings (by Schiavonetti after designs by Blake) executed from Original Designs. Portrait frontispiece of Blake by T. Phillips, pictorial title. xiv, 36, [4] pp. Lacking pp. 9-12 and lacking plates 4 & 5. 1 vols. 4to (13-1/16 x 10- 3/4). Bound in contemporary nineteenth century straight grain blue morocco. Bookplates of Helen Hay Whitney and Joan Whitney Payson. Faint foxing of engraved title (slightly trimmed). Slightest touch of rubbing at extremities. A beautiful contemporary binding. Blake's 'Grave' Includes Blake's dedicatory poem, "To the Queen," the six-page list of subscribers, note by Fuseli at pp. xiii-xiv, and, following the poem, the description "Of the Plates" and the advertisement for Stothard's Chaucer and "Prospectus."

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        Le Cook de la Jeunesse, ou Extrait des Voyages le plus Recens dans les Regions les Plus Eloignees Suivi de l'Abrege de la vie du Capitaine Cook, par M le Capitaine B**

      Paris:: None listed,. 1808.. Hardcover. Very good. Capitaine B** is J.P. Berenger, who began publishing an abridged collection of world voyages, including Cook's, in 1790 (Beddie 41, 70 & 2903), although they list the binder's title as "Cook de la Jeunes". The spine labels of this copy read "Cook de la Jeunesse". 2 volumes, sml. 8vo, viii, 184pp, 2 long folding plates of the walrus hunt & human sacrifice in Tahiti (&) (4) 153pp, (blank) (3) (blank), 1 long folding plate of Maori canoe. OCLC:494590938 cites only one copy in Lyons, France; Gumuchian 185. Original half green gilt & decorated calf & speckled papered boards, red title label. Slt. rubbed at corners & spine tips. Overall, a charming set in very good condition.

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        Original Journal

      1808. Original journal or daybook, from February to October 1808 of a Quaker gentleman, probably Thomas Spackman of Wilmington, Delaware. Duodecimo. Wrappers. Front wrapper separated, but still a good copy. There are many mentions of trips to attend Meetings in Philadelphia and the surrounding area and some meditations on religion. There is a brief mention of a Thomas Spackman in the Quaker Collection at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. .

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        "Recueil d' antiquités romaines et gauloises, trouvées dans la Flandre proprement dite, avec désignation des lieux oÐ elles ont été découvertes."

      Gand: A.B. Stéven. 1808. "Nouvelle édition, augmentée de deux tiers par l'auteur, 4to, pp. [2], lxxx, 590, [2]; 20 engraved plates of artifacts of antiquity; this copy with a presentation on the title to the American, Charles Jared Ingersoll from French Napoleonic General Dominique Vandamme dated 22 April, 1819; the whole bound in full red straight-grain morocco, a.e.g., doublures of green morocco gilt, neatly rebacked with most of the original spine laid down; extremities rubbed; good, sound copy. Account of the antiquities of Roman Gaul by the famed numismatist in an interesting decorated binding of the period. The author also composed a book on the Celtic language. Brunet 25071. OCLC finds only the Columbia and NYPL copies, plus another in Europe."

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        American Ornithology, Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Illustrated with Plates; Engraved and Colored from Original Drawings Taken from Nature ?

      Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep, 1808. First edition. 76 engravings, with excellent handcoloring. 9 vols. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly backed to original style in red calf with plain gilt rules, title and volumes numbers stamped in gilt. Some light wear to text leaves. Moderate to heavy foxing and offsetting from plates, as usual with this work, but far better than typical. First edition. 76 engravings, with excellent handcoloring. 9 vols. Folio. The Classic American Ornithology Before Audubon, and One of the First American Color Plate Books. Wilson's work was the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon and the most elaborate color plate book published in America up to its time. Wilson, a Scot, began work on American birds in 1802 with the encouragement of William Bartram. The feverish pace of his work, which began to be published in 1808, weakened his constitution, and he died suddenly in 1813, with the eighth volume in press. His friend George Ord completed the work and wrote a memoir in the final volume. Although incomplete in scope, because of Wilson's narrow geographical travels and his early death, it was by far the most extensive work about American birds. Likewise, the color plates set a new standard of achievement for works produced in America, even though Wilson's artistry was sometimes crude, and the depictions of birds are stiff and out of scale compared to Audubon. In fact, as a self-taught poet and schoolmaster who came late to such work, he did a remarkable job, although he was fated to be outshone by Audubon.Wilson's first volume appeared in September, 1808; the present set is the second issue, with a different imprint than the first. The second volume came out in 1810, the third and fourth in 1811, the fifth and sixth in 1812, and the seventh and eighth in 1813. Ord produced the final volume in 1814.Wilson's book is a great pioneering effort in both American bookmaking and science. It remained a standard book even after Audubon, and possibly went through more editions than Audubon's octavo set, staying in print in one form or another until the 1880s. Bennett calls it "the first truly outstanding American color plate book of any type."

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 22. IX. 1808. - 1½ SS. Kl.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten, den er mit "seine Exzellenz" anspricht und dem er mitteilt, daß der Großfürst von Baden ihn beim Verlassen seines Einsatzes in Karlsruhe gefragt habe, ob er als Zeichen der Anerkennung das Ordensband der Treue akzeptiere. Die Erlaubnis, dieses Ordensband zu tragen, erbitte er nun von ihm. - Auguste von Talleyrand war französischer Minister in der Schweiz. - Etwas unfrisch und mit kleinen Montagespuren. - Aus der Autographensammlung von Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm mit dessen eh. beschriebenem Archivzettel.

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        Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beyspiele ihrer zweckmäßigen Anwendung für die General der Österreichischen Armee.

      Wien, Staatsdruckerei, 1808.. Mit 25 gefalteten kolorierten Karten von J. Renard., 2 Blatt, 169 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 41,5 x 28,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, geschwärzter Stempel verso Titel und hinterem Vorsatzblatt, innen sauber.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Aug. Klingemann").

      Braunschweig, 30. IX. 1808. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An den Redakteur einer Zeitschrift, der Klingemann eine Rezension seines Trauerspiels "Heinrich der Löwe" zur Beurteilung geschickt hatte: "[.] Den Anfang der Rezension über meinen Heinrich der Löwe habe ich gelesen, und unterschreibe das Urteil des Rezensenten, selbst da wo es etwas beißend ausgedrückt ist. Nur ein paar Einwendungen mögen mir erlaubt sein. Daß der Kaiser vor dem Herzoge nierderkniet ist in der Rezension so hervorgehoben, als wenn es mir zum Vorwurfe einer Unschicklichkeit gemacht werden sollte [.]". Klingemanns Trauerspiel war im ersten Band der Sammlung "Theater" (Cotta, 1808) erschienen. - Gering fleckig, sonst tadellos.

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        Autograph drawing signed ("Froriep del.").

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 1 p. Painstakingly executed, hand-coloured drawing of a fingernail. - Ludwig Friedrich Froriep was professor of obstetrics in Halle and taught anatomy and surgery in Tübingen from 1808 onwards; in 1814 he was made personal physician to the King of Württemberg. - Slight staining outside the image; small edge defect.

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        Voyage de Dentrecasteaux, envoyé à la Recherche de La Pérouse Publié par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi Rédigé par M de Rossel, ancienne capitaine de vaisseau

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Imperiale, [1807]-, 1808. Total of four volumes, comprising: two volumes, quarto, with the 32 folding engraved plates normally found in the first text volume here bound as a third volume (with a reprise of the first volume title-page), and Atlas, imperial folio, containing 39 charts and maps (29 double folding); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled boards, the smaller atlas volume in a later binding to match; the large Atlas in its first binding of half blue calf but preserved in a well-made folding half calf case that matches the text volumes; a very good set in an unusual and quite successful format. Official publication of the d'Entrecasteaux expedition. A handsome and slightly unusual set of this famous voyage account, bound with two atlas volumes. The usual large atlas of charts is accompanied by a smaller volume, the same size as the text, containing the 32 plates which are usually seen bound into the text volumes where they illustrate the appendix by Beautemps-Beaupré on charting the Santa Cruz archipelago.This is the official commander's account of the search for La Pérouse, published posthumously eight years after Labillardière's narrative of the same expedition. The twelve magnificent maps of Western Australia and Tasmania in the Atlas record much of these coasts accurately for the first time and are among the most significant ever made. Of prime importance to Tasmania, it was D'Entrecasteaux's explorations of 1792 and 1793 which focused attention on the Derwent River area (now Hobart) as a suitable place for settlement.This is an excellent copy of a very scarce voyage account, of great relevance to Australia and the Pacific; the Atlas volume is in its correct first edition form, with the charts all present in their original issues. Copies are sometimes found with later issues.

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        The Town and Country Cookery,

      London: Printed and sold by R. Harrild,, 1808. or Housekeeper's Companion; containing a Number of the Most Useful and Economical Receipts in Cookery. Duodecimo in sixes, pp. [7] - 36. Stitched as issued. Outer leaves a little dust-soiled or stained. A very good uncut copy in the original state. First and only edition of this extremely rare cookery book: COPAC locates only the copy at the British Library and OCLC records a single copy, at Yale. Oxford (English Cookery Books to the year 1500) mentions a "rude [ie crude] coloured frontispiece" not present in this copy nor those at the British Library and Yale. Robert Harrild (1780-1853) was a noted publisher of chap-books and Gothic "blue books" and also a printing pioneer.

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        Recueil d' antiquités romaines et gauloises, trouvées dans la Flandre proprement dite, avec désignation des lieux oÐ elles ont été découvertes.

      1808 AB Stéven, Gand 1808 - Nouvelle édition, augmentée de deux tiers par l'auteur, 4to, pp. [2], lxxx, 590, [2]; 20 engraved plates of artifacts of antiquity; this copy with a presentation on the title to the American, Charles Jared Ingersoll from French Napoleonic General Dominique Vandamme dated 22 April, 1819; the whole bound in full red straight-grain morocco, a.e.g., doublures of green morocco gilt, neatly rebacked with most of the original spine laid down; extremities rubbed; good, sound copy. Account of the antiquities of Roman Gaul by the famed numismatist in an interesting decorated binding of the period. The author also composed a book on the Celtic language. Brunet 25071. OCLC finds only the Columbia and NYPL copies, plus another in Europe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Dryden

      1808. DRYDEN, John. The Works of John Dryden. Illustrated with Notes, Historical, Critical, and Explanatory and A Life of the Author, by Walter Scott, Esq. Eighteen volumes. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the Dryden in volume one. 8vo., bound in contemporary English straight-grain dark green morocco, five raised bands elaborately gilt-stamped with small tools in compartments and on covers, a.e.g. London: James Ballantyne and Co., 1808. |~||~||~||~| First collected edition. An extremely handsome and thorough collection of John Dryden's work including a life of the author by Walter Scott. One of the most important English literary figures of his time, Dryden (1631-1700) was a prominent poet, dramatist and critic during the Restoration. This set spans his numerous stylistic changes, reflecting a life full of radical shifts in both his religious and political beliefs. The editor "did not feel himself entitled to reject any part of his writings; even those which reflect little honour on the age..." thus confirming the completeness of this collection. A gorgeous set in contemporary English binding with a bit of minor scuffing on one volume.

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        "Recueil d' antiquités romaines et gauloises, trouvées dans la Flandre proprement dite, avec désignation des lieux oÐ elles ont été découvertes."

      Gand: 1808. A.B. Stéven. "Nouvelle édition, augmentée de deux tiers par l'auteur, 4to, pp. [2], lxxx, 590, [2]; 20 engraved plates of artifacts of antiquity; this copy with a presentation on the title to the American, Charles Jared Ingersoll from French Napoleonic General Dominique Vandamme dated 22 April, 1819; the whole bound in full red straight-grain morocco, a.e.g., doublures of green morocco gilt, neatly rebacked with most of the original spine laid down; extremities rubbed; good, sound copy. Account of the antiquities of Roman Gaul by the famed numismatist in an interesting decorated binding of the period. The author also composed a book on the Celtic language. Brunet 25071. OCLC finds only the Columbia and NYPL copies, plus another in Europe."

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        Eigenh. Zeichnung mit U. ("Froriep del.").

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. 8vo.. Sehr sorgfältig ausgeführte und von Hand kolorierte Darstellung eines Fingernagels. - Ludwig Friedrich Froriep war Professor für Geburtshilfe in Halle und seit 1808 für Anatomie und Chirurgie in Tübingen und wurde 1814 kgl. Leibarzt in Württemberg. "1816 kehrte er nach Weimar zurück und übernahm als Nachfolger seines Schwiegervaters Bertuch die Leitung des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs. Zuletzt wirkte er als Direktor des Weimarischen Medizinalwesens. Sein 'Theoretisch-praktisches Handbuch der Geburtshilfe' (1802) wurde mehrfach aufgelegt" (DBE). - Außerhalb der Darstellung etwas fleckig und mit einem kleinen Randeinriß.

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        Oeuvres de Louis Racine

      Edition truly comprehensive collective works of the author; a first edition of the works in 4 volumes had appeared from 1742 to 1747 and contained only 4 volumes. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of the author, by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin. Full calf blond embossed signed P. Serre. Back smooth lyrical motifs ornate golden. Golden caps on wheels. Triple net coaching on flat lined with golden lace. Inner frieze. Gilt edges. Some corners bumped. Slight friction cap. Copy almost free freckles. Louis Racine, son of playwright Jean Racine became famous by his Christian poems: Religion and Grace. The author has striven to bring to St. Thomas and St. Augustine. His memoirs on the life of Jean Racine are valuable and rich information about the literary life of the time. Louis Racine remains one of the good poets of that time, perfectly representative of mainstream inherited Boileau. Le Normant Paris 1808 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (13x21cm) 6 volumes reliés

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        DE L'INVENTION DE LA BOUSSOLE NAUTIQUE.

      Trani 1808 E.O. Un volume (14x21,5 cm) di 172 pagine; su carta forte. Brossura coeva in cartoncino con carta marmorizzata. Ottime condizioni. L'importante studio che attribuiva storicamente l'invenzione della bussola nautica all'amalfitano Flavio Gioia (personaggio peraltro forse mai esistito) confutando le altre teorie e ricostruzioni. Raro, soprattutto in tali belle condizioni di stampa.

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        The Means of Finding Longitude at Sea, Gradually Developed, Discovered, and Demonstrated in Four Astronomical, Geographical, Nautical, Historical, Mathematical, and Mechanical Dissertations

      London: Printed for the Author and sold by W. H. Wyatt. G : in Good condition. Some light rubbing to upper spine joint. Foxing and browning in parts with some offsetting. Inscription on fep. 1808. First Edition. Half leather marbled board cover. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 8pp, 96pp, 2pp,67pp, 1pp. Frontispiece portrait, 5 plates in first section [including 4 hand-coloured maps] 3 plates in second section [including one folding]. .

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        Dante und die gierigen Thiere (Inferno, Canto I, 31-60).

      . Radierung 1808, auf Kupferdruckpapier. 33:38,3 cm. Mit ca. 5,5-9,5 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante, wegen des relativ dicken Papiers ist die scharfe Plattenkante teils gebrochen. Literatur: Andresen 21; Andresen (Handbuch für Kupferstichsammler) 2, 1; Ausst. Katalog: German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum 1994, Nr. 101, Abb. S. 154. Vorzüglicher, gratiger Abdruck mit zartem Plattenton.. "Koch erwähnte erstmals in einem Brief vom 30. Januar 1802 an Johann Friedrich Frauenholz, dass er damit begonnen habe, Illustrationen zu Dantes Göttlicher Komödie' anzufertigen. Auf Anregung von Franz Xaver Dall'Armi und Raphael Winter wollte er einen ganzen Zyklus radieren und damit seine Bewunderung für Dante ausdrücken. Allerdings realisierte er nur fünf seiner zahlreichen Zeichnungen als Druckgraphiken. Er musste sein Vorhaben abbrechen, weil die Kritiken, insbesondere der Münchner Presse, derart negativ ausfielen, dass sich die Blätter kaum verkaufen ließen. Die Kupferplatten, von denen nur wenige Abzüge gedruckt wurden, verblieben beim Künstler". (Zitiert aus: Katalog C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf 1999, Nr. 59: Goethe, Boerner und Künstler ihrer Zeit).

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field,and Rokeby

      27 - Edinburgh- Archibald Constable, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two early illustrated editions of Sir Walter Scott favourites in decorativeuniformbindings, with engravings from Richard Westall and Thomas Stothard. Marmion is the 1808fourth edition. With illustrations bound in from the 1809 Richard Westall edition (publishedLondon, John Sharpe). With the 1809 engraved title page, and six plates. Rokeby is the 1821seventh edition, with additional engraved title page, and illustrations from Thomas Stothard. With six plates. Condition: In half calf with marbled boards. Externally, slight edgewear with some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound, with light scattered foxing, prominent to the plates. With a library lending bookplate to the front pastedowns, with ink reference number to the title pages and several ink library stamps throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Voyage de Dentrecasteaux, envoyé à la Recherche de La Pérouse. Publié par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi Rédigé par M. de Rossel, ancienne capitaine de vaisseau....

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Imperiale, [1807]-, 1808. Total of four volumes, comprising: two volumes, quarto, with the 32 folding engraved plates normally found in the first text volume here bound as a third volume (with a reprise of the first volume title-page), and Atlas, imperial folio, containing 39 charts and maps (29 double folding); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled boards, the smaller atlas volume in a later binding to match; the large Atlas in its first binding of half blue calf but preserved in a well-made folding half calf case that matches the text volumes; a very good set in an unusual and quite successful format. Official publication of the d'Entrecasteaux expedition. A handsome and slightly unusual set of this famous voyage account, bound with two atlas volumes. The usual large atlas of charts is accompanied by a smaller volume, the same size as the text, containing the 32 plates which are usually seen bound into the text volumes where they illustrate the appendix by Beautemps-Beaupré on charting the Santa Cruz archipelago.This is the official commander's account of the search for La Pérouse, published posthumously eight years after Labillardière's narrative of the same expedition. The twelve magnificent maps of Western Australia and Tasmania in the Atlas record much of these coasts accurately for the first time and are among the most significant ever made. Of prime importance to Tasmania, it was D'Entrecasteaux's explorations of 1792 and 1793 which focused attention on the Derwent River area (now Hobart) as a suitable place for settlement.This is an excellent copy of a very scarce voyage account, of great relevance to Australia and the Pacific; the Atlas volume is in its correct first edition form, with the charts all present in their original issues. Copies are sometimes found with later issues....

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        Considerations Generales Sur quelques Maladies qui affectent les Femmes a l'age critiquePresentees et soutenues a l'Ecole de Medecine de Paris, le 28 juillet 1808par E. D. Menissier, de Lyon(Departement du Rhone)Docteur en Medecine

      >par E. D. Menissier, de Lyon(Departement du Rhone)Docteur en Medecine, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A medical study on the diseases which affect women at 'the critcal age' (menopause) by medical student E. D. Menissier. In French. With a second dissertation bound to the rear, entitled L'Imagination des Femmes enceintes contribue t-elle aux defauts corporels que les Enfans apportent en venant au monde by Antoine-Jean-Charles-Joseph Clarac-Faget. Issue number 62. Condition: Disbound. Pages are generally firmly bound, although textblock has split into two. Pages have some scattered light foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to being disbound..

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        Briefe über Polen, Österreich, Sachsen, Bayern, Italien, Etrurien, den Kirchenstaat und Neapel (2 Bände)

      Nürnberg, Campe, 1808.. an die Comtesse Constance de S-, geschrieben auf einer Reise vom Monat Mai 1807 bis zum Monat Februar 1808. Mit 2 gefalteten Aquatinten in Sepia von J. Schumann. 1 Blatt, 386 Seiten; 1 Blatt, 653 Seiten, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 17 x 10,5 cm,. Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, innen an den Rändern leicht gebräunt. Der unter verschiedenen Vornamen auftretendende Verfasser Carl Theodor Uklanski (1771-1816) stammte aus einem kinderreichen preußischen Pfarrhaus. Von ihm sind noch drei weitere Reisebücher bekannt. Nach Hamberger/Meusel soll Uklanski zeitweilig in Berlin gelebt haben, wurde 1805 nach Walchern ins Gefängnis gebracht, woraus er 1808 entwich. 1810 schiffte er sich in London nach Amerika ein, dann verliert sich seine Spur.

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        The Angler's Manual; or, Concise Lessons of Experience, which the proficient in the delightful recreation of angling will not despise and the learner will find the advantage of practising

      Liverpool: Samuel Bagster, G F Harris [printer]. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Spine missing. Contents slightly browning with occasional spotting. 1808. First Edition. Brown hardback paper cover. 150mm x 200mm (6" x 8"). 28pp. 12 etchings of fish, fishing, baits, tackle. ... containing useful instruction on every approved method of angling and particularly on the management of the hand and rod in each method; Howitt's Angler's Manual. Embellished with Twelve Etchings. .

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        The rambler

      London: printed for the booksellers. 1808. "4 volumes, 12mo, later green paper-covered boards, brown cloth shelf- back, manuscript labels on spines, recently recased with plaid endpapers; some cracking and stiffness, but generally a good set in a slightly bizarre binding. This edition not in Courtney & Smith, Fleeman, RLIN, OCLC, or NUC. Unrecorded edition?"

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        Poems on Different Subjects To Which is Added, A Descriptive Account of a Family Tour to the West; In the Year, 1800 In a Letter to a Lady

      Lancaster, [Pennsylvania]: Printed and Sold, by William Dickson, for The Benefit of the Authoress. 1808. First. First edition. 12mo. 220pp., including subscribers list. Contemporary calf with red morocco spine-label gilt. Small part of front fly torn away, crown worn down to text block, small tear on a leaf of the subscribers list caused by a printer's error, but still a nice and tight, very good copy. Poetry by a Pennsylvania woman, accompanied by an account of her family's journey to the wilds of Western Pennsylvania. Howes H289; American Imprints 15202. .

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