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        An Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Society for the Discharge and Relief of Persons Imprisoned for Small Debts

      London, 1808. First Edition. Contemp. tree calf; rebacked. A very good copy. 8vo., There is a frontis. and large fldg. plan of the woman's workhouse. Neild's work with prison reform began in the 1760s. He was responsible for agitating for reform and founding the Society. The book offered here contains a reprint of the account of how the Society was founded and grew but it offers for the first time Neild's lengthy and exquisitely detailed reports on the condition of prisoners and prison/workhouse facilities in general throughout the United Kingdom. Neild appears to have been indefatigable in his inspections; his biographer notes that jailers and wardens were spurred to a, '... keener sense of their responsibilities ...' by Neild. Though the 1808 printing offered here bears the notice 3rd edition it is erroneous. This is the first edition of Neild's complete report of his tour containing an additional 400 pp. of text. There is an additonal portrait of Lettsom, Neild's close friend, added to this copy that is not properly part of the collation. See DNB XIV, pp. 169-170.

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        Costume of Great Britain

      London: William Miller. 1808. Second edition. Folio. 60 handcolored plates. Full morocco gilt. Boards detached but present, ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps (mostly confined to the margins) on all plates, edgewear on the boards, good. .

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        A Picture of Valencia, taken on the Spot; comprehending a Description of that Province, its Inhabitants, Manners and Customs, Productions, Commerce, Manufactures, &c. with an Appendix containing a geographical and statistical Survey of Valencia, and of the Balearic and Pithyusian Islands; together with Remarks on the Moors in Spain, translated from the German by Frederic Schoberl

      Printed for Henry Colburn, London 1808 - viii + 309 pp, 14.5x22 cm, first English edition, extremely rare, original full leather binding in solid tight condition, though slightly scuffed, marbled endpapers, gilt fringe on covers and spine, sticker inside with coronet crest of Sarah Sophia Child, no marks or blemishes, good quality paper still white and bright. A vivid and most engaging account of life in Valencia in the 18th century, addressing a multitude and great variety of topics from folklore and local customs to finance and industry, language and history, including descriptions of towns and cities, topography and geography. Objective and incisive yet without prejudice, this is an entertaining, intelligent and informative work, not lacking in humour, in which the author¿s enthusiasm and joy in writing it may be clearly perceived by the reader. A delightful and realistic glimpse into 18th-century Spain! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panegirico Alla Sacra Maesta di Napoleone Detto Nell' Accademia Letteraria di Cesena Li XVI Agosto 1807

      Fresso i Fratelli Masi e Compagno, Bologna, Italy, 1808, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, First EditionThis is a very rare book on Napoleon, written 8 years prior to Waterloo. I have only found 5 copies in libraries worldwide. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Text is in Italian. About 1/3 of the spine has been chipped away at the top, and the outer paper cover is gone from most of the rest of it. Both hinges are cracked about the same distance along the top of the spine. Heavy foxing throughout. Pages are wrinkled, but I believe it's due to the type of paper, andI see no evidence of water damage. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: History; Non-English Language::Italian; France; 19th century; Italian Language; Inventory No: 001309.

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        Williams endocrinology (11th Edition)(Chinese Edition) WEI LIAN MU SI NEI FEN MI XUE ( DI 11 BAN )

      People's Medical Publishing. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 1808 Language: Chinese Publisher: People's Medical Publishing Williams endocrinology (11) is an internationally renowned Bible class classic medical masterpiece. is the European and American classic Endocrinology textbooks. since its publication in the 1950s. the revised once every 5 to 10 years. selling more than 50 years without failure. has been revised to 11. 11 10 based on updated most of the contents of the new Chapter 3. an increase of 12 new authors. a ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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      London: Published by R. Reeve, 7 Vere Street, 1808. Colour printed aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked Edmeads & Pine, 1802. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to border of image on right and left margin. Trimmed just outside platemark on top and bottom margin. Facsimile work on lower right corner. Skillfully repaired tear in upper left corner. Skillfully mended tear on right side of image. Repaired tear on left margin. Some surface soiling in margins. A charming image of a young woman holding a book, by the celebrated painter Adam Buck. Adam Buck (1759-1833) made a name for himself as an accomplished miniature painter. After arriving in London he soon gained popularity as a skillful portraitist, and became a regular exhibitor at the London exhibitions. During his career he exhibited more than 170 paintings at the Royal Academy and was a regular contributor to the Society of British Artists, and the British Institution. His work was eagerly reproduced by contemporary engravers; and these delicate prints enjoyed a wide circulation throughout England and Europe. Colour printed stipples of his charming paintings were eagerly collected by contemporary print enthusiasts, and they survive today as a wonderful example of fine English printmaking. Not in O'Donoghue.

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        Manuel des Amphitryons

      Paris: Capelle et Renand, 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Rebound in 1/4 cloth over marbled boards. Early pages worn, light dampstain to the frontis and elsewhere, mostly the latter half of the book including the plates. A well used but survived example of his classic text on hosting - from carving, to menus to how to conduct oneself. Frontispiece showing the mid-air carving that began with Il Trinciante and still persisted. 384pp, 16 plates. Cagle 233, Oberle 135, Bitting 203, Vicaire 427, Simon 805. Though all of his books were published after the revolution, Grimod de La Reynière's adventures in gastronomy began much earlier. His endless dinner parties (where he locked the guests in his home and sold tickets to spectators) and fake funerals (one for himself), both mocked the huge banquets of the last days of the King and Queen, and presaged a more intimate, individual expression of the gourmet spirit. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000103.

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        DEI SEPOLCRI Poesie di Ugo Foscolo, di Ippolito Pindemonte e di Giovanni Torti. Aggiuntovi uno squarcio inedito sopra un monumento del Parini, di Vincenzo Monti.

      Brescia, Bettoni, 1808. In-8 p. (mm. 215x130), mz. pelle mod., filetti e tit. oro al dorso, piatti in cartonato coevo, VIII,76 pp.num., 2 cc.nn. (1 con: ?"Edizione protetta dalla legge 19 fiorile anno IX?" e 1 c.b.). Vi sono contenuti: "Dei sepolcri", carme di Foscolo, in terza edizione - "I sepolcri", versi di Pindemonte, in seconda edizione - "Sui sepolcri" di Foscolo e di Pindemonte. Epistola di Torti, in prima edizione - Versi del Monti (estratti dal V canto inedito della Mascheroniana), in prima edizione Cfr. Mazzolà,30 - Ottolini,154: ?"fu ristampato nel 1823 e 1824?" - Manca all?'Acchiappati.. Restauro al frontesp. per picc. strappo margin., alc. pagg. con aloni ma certamente un buon esempl. su carta forte.

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        VIAGGIO NEL BASSO ED ALTO EGITTO Illustrato dietro alle tracce e ai disegni del Sig. Denon.

      Firenze, Tofani, 1808. In folio max. (mm. 560 x 400), bross. muta coeva, 2 voll. (di cui 1 di Atlante) in bella custodia di legno con titolo oro su tassello al dorso. Il testo, pp. XI,(1),214, contiene i preliminari e la spiegazione delle tavole. L?'Atlante raccoglie 151 magnifiche tavv., numerose a doppia pag. o con più illustrazioni, realizzate su disegni dell'Autore e riincise in rame o all'acquatinta da valenti artisti italiani. Vi sono rappresentati: bellissime vedute a sanguigna, carte geografiche (di cui 2, a doppia pag., dell'Alto e Basso Egitto), planimetrie, interni, particolari archeologici, scene della vita del popolo, i vari tipi di abitanti, le battaglie di Napoleone. L'A., il barone Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1823), uomo politico e incisore francese, accompagnò Bonaparte in Egitto dove esegui' le illustrazioni di questa grande opera. ?"He not only visited the Delta but travelled throughout Upper Egypt making a great collection of drawings and antiquities; he carried out his task of recording the Egyptian monuments very well, and also wrote an account of his journey.. The "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte" was issued in 1802 in 2 large fol. vols. and had a profound effect on European scholarship, running to several editions and being translated into English, German and Italian. Così Dawson ?"Who was who in Egyptology?", p. 83. "Edizione originale della traduzione italiana" (La prima, di Parigi, del 1802 è illustrata da 143 tavv.). Cfr. Graesse,II,362: "ouvrage magnifique" - Brunet,II,599: "ouvrage intéressant et d'une exécution soignée; il contient quelques notes et des augmentations qui sont dues à l'Abbé Fontana, alors bibliothécaire de la Ricardiana" - Choix de Olschki,I,1467a. Il vol. di testo con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi; nell'Atlante 6 tavv. fiorite, alcune con lievi fiorit., altrimenti esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Essai sur la theorie des nombres. Seconde edition.

      Paris, Courcier, 1808.. . 4°, XXIV, 480 S., 18 ungez. Bll. (Tafeln), betitelter OPbd. - Einbandkanten bestr. sonst guter Zustand - 1808. b77912

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      London ;- Robt. Wilkinson 1808 - Folio. Hardback. Modern Linen-backed boards. Complete with 52 most attractive hand-coloured full & double-page Maps. Neat circular stamp to foxed Title page otherwise a remarkably fresh and clean example of this famous atlas ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Private History of the Court of England - [2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      London : B. Crosby & Co., 1808, Hardback, The second edition, correctedContemporary calf over marble boards, re-cased in modern aniline calf. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Subject: History - Great Britain - Constitutional.

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        Le Cook de la Jeunesse , ou Extrait des voyages les plus récens dans les régions les plus éloignées

      Paris: no publisher, 1808. Two volumes, duodecimo, three folding engraved plates after John Webber, charming early printed prize label to front endpapers; a little rubbed but a very good set in original tree calf, ornate gilt spines with black morocco labels. A beautiful set of this charming and popular French account of various voyages for children. As the title suggests, much of the material here is taken directly from the voyages of Captain Cook. The three folding engraved plates, all after Webber, respectively depict a Maori war canoe, a walrus hunt and a Tahitian human sacrifice.There were a number of juvenile editions based on Jean-Pierre Bérenger's popular collections of voyage accounts which first appeared in 1780. Bérenger was a Swiss polymath; politically active, he was exiled from Geneva and spent much of his adult life in Lausanne. He wrote several important books on geography and the voyages to the Pacific. This Paris edition is largely devoted to the voyages of Cook and has chapters describing Tahiti, New Zealand, Unalaska, and the Sandwich Islands, followed by an abridged life of the navigator. Forbes notes that the second volume of this work includes a lengthy section, some fifty pages, devoted to Hawaii.Attractively for such a juvenile edition, this set was awarded as a prize to one Mademoiselle Nathalie Guillemet in 1825, for her proficiency in the English language, with the original printed prize label on the front endpaper. A second award from 1828 to Mlle. Guillemet is tipped in to the front of the second volume.No copy of this version is recorded by Forbes in Hawaiian National Bibliography, though its existence is noted in the entries for two Avignon editions (370 & 495).

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        A History of the Island of St. Helena, from its discovery by the Portuguese to the year 1806;

      1808 1808 - To which is added an Appendix Dedicated by Permission, to the Honourable the Court of Directors for Affairs of the United English East-India Company. London: Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, 1808. 8vo. Orig. full red crushed morocco with small gilt crest on both covers (skilfully rebacked). Spine extra gilt and with raised bands. All edges gilt. (xvi, 410, 6pp.). With engrv. frontisp. Inscribed "Presented by the Author to The Earl of Blefsington". Fine.

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        A History of the Island of St. Helena, from Its Discovery by the Portuguese to the Year 1806, to Which Is Added an Appendix.

      Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, London - 1808, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xv,409,(6). Original 19th century full tree calf binding. Engraved frontis. Minor foxing and an old minor tide line to a few pages. A few 19th century pencil notations. Overall and attractive copy in a very nice binding. 19th century bookplates of Beckwith bookbinder and James Tabor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en France et Autres Pays

      Chez JH. Chaumerot, 1808. Hardcover. Very Good. Duplesses-Bertaux. [Travels] Racine, La Fontaine, Regnard, Voltaire, et al. Paris: Chez Jh. Chaumerot, 1808. First edition. 18mo in 6s, pp. [5] 2-202; [5] 2-223; [5] 2-237; [7] 4-218; [5] 2-300. 2 plates seem to be missing of the 36 called for. Quarter bound in brown calf with marbled paper covered boards. Six panels, the second and fourth being red and black morocco title and volume number labels, the rest gilt tooled. Light green endpapers. Text block edges trimmed. A very good copy with light rubbing to the board edges and corners. Boards darkened near the spine. Evidence of pencil erasures on the front free endpaper of volume one with a small ownership marking on the rear free endpaper verso of the same volume. A few leaves have turned corners, straightened. Illustrated with 34 plates by Monnet, Duplessis-Bertaux, Lebrun, and others. OCLC finds 8 copies.

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      New Orleans: Bradford and Anderson, 1808. - v,xxi,[1],491pp. Quarto. antique style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Closed tear in the titlepage neatly repaired. Faint marginal dampstaining to a few leaves. Page 113-114 torn in the outer margin, affecting about a dozen words, else a very good copy. This copy bears the ownership signature and stamp of Samuel P. Greves, a New York native who practiced law in Baton Rouge from the 1840s to the 1870s. A most important compilation of laws covering the southern part of the Louisiana purchase (separated from the northern section in 1808), and so covering present- day Louisiana and Arkansas. Printed in parallel French and English, this volume amalgamated for the first time the combination of English, French, and Spanish law which represented the legal past and present of the territory. One of the most substantial books printed in New Orleans up to that time. JUMONVILLE 174. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) 114.

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        Mündungen der Weser und Jahde

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 34x45 cm. Sect. 15. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Zeit die Ostfriesischen Inseln Langeoog (Ostteil), Spiekeroog, Wangerooge; die Insel Neuwerk; Teile des Harlinger Landes, Jeverland, Wangerland, Butjadingen, südlich bis Neustadt-Gödens

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        Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S. author of Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773.

      Printed by George Ramsay and Company, Edinburgh 1808 - Book measures 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches.Weight 3.2kg. Collation, xiii[1]504pp, +4pp publishers advert for work to be printed, engraved frontis, 19 engraved plates, plus 2 large folding maps. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, some very occasional light spotting or browning, one plate has some moderate spotting, some very minor light spotting to others, maps in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound copy.A70 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nachricht von Regnier's Feuerleiter, um Personen aus Häusern zu retten, deren Treppen brennen. Mit einer Abbildung auf Taf. 3. (pp.204-206, 1 Taf.).

      . Mag. Erfind., Entdeck., 7/4.- Hrsg. S.F. Hermstädt, C.L. Seebaß & F.G.Baumgärtner, Leipzig, i.d. Baumgärtnerischen Bhdlg., (1808), 4°, (2), pp. 197-252, (2) pp., mit 6 Kupfertafel, feiner Pappband im Stiul der Zeit.. Die erste Drehleiter der Welt, sie hatte drei durch Zahnstangen und Getriebe ausschiebbare Oberleiterteile wurde von Edouard Regnier, Archivbewahrer des Artilleriewesens zu Paris erfunden. - - "Das Nationalinstitut im Jahre VI. (1798) einer Kommission, die Mittel zu untersuchen, wie man Personen, die an einem Orte, wo Feuer ausgebrochen ist, sich befinden, retten könne. ... Im Jahre VII.(1799) wurde der Preis der Auflösung unter vier Personen vertheilt, unter welchen Herr Regnier den ersten Rang hatte. Allein die Maschine war nur in einem Modell ausgeführt. Die Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Nationalindustrie hat nun Herrn Regnier, der noch mehrere Verbesserungen an seiner Maschine ausgedacht hat 2000 Livres vorgeschossen, um sie im Großen auszuführen. - Den 13 Floreal des Jahre XI. (3. Mai 1803) wurde in Gegenwart des Ministers und einer Kommission der Gesellschaft ein Versuch damit gemacht. Vier Menschen bewegten die Maschine. Zwei derselben machten, daß durch eine Kurbel innerhalb drei Minuten vier Leitern mit Winden in die Höhe stiegen, die nach einander sich bis zu einer Höhe von 52 Fuß verlängerten. - Zu gleicher Zeit ließ ein dritter Arbeiter, indem er er eine andere Kurbel abhaspelte, mit der größten Schnelligkeit einen Flaschenzug herunter, der einen Korb empfängt, um das zu Rettende herunter zu lassen ..."

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      1808 - PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. First edition. 8vo. x, [4], 272 pp. Original green boards, rebacked to style with green paper and orange spine label. Ex-library, with bookplate on front pastedown, perforated stamp on title page and page 4, ink stamp on verso of title page. There is some soiling, spotting and a few edge tears throughout the volume. Based on the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia with the addition of drugs indigenous to America, this first state pharmacopoeia listed 536 drugs and preparations and was somewhat ahead of its time in publishing the text in English. More than ninety percent of its articles were incorporated in the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America issued in 1820. (Sonnedecker, Kremers and Urdan's History of Pharmacy, 229-35; Austin 1222).

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        The Genuine Graphic Works of William Hogarth : Consisting of One Hundred and Sixty Engravings, Faithfully Copied from the Originals. / by Thomas Cook

      London: : Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme, 1808, Hardback, 1808? EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt lettering to spine, raised bands with gilt-cross bands. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; All edges marble. Rear folding plate present. Scattered marginal foxing. Added t. P. Engraved portrait. 110 plates (no text published) . Subjects: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. England - London.

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        Oriental Repertory - [2 Volumes Complete]. Includes Tracts and Essays on Eastern Geography, History, and Manners, with a Selection from the Mahabharata, Translated by Sir Charles Wilkins and a List of East India Company Directors

      London: Printed By George Bigg And London, Printed By W. Ballintine [1793-1808], 1808, Hardback, 2nd issue [1808]Margins wormed with some stain toning. Finely and period sympathetically bound in full, modern aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting title and volume-number labels. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; With the unpublished material for vol. 2 part 5 added but continuing the pagination and register from the first issue. Referenced by: ESTC t144414. Physical desc. : 2 v. , plates : maps [all present]; 33 cm (4? ) Subjects; Commerce - Asia - History & Oriental literature -Translations into English - 18th century - Periodicals - Early works to 1800.

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        British America, Comprehending Canada, Labrador, New-Foundland, Nova Scotia &c.

      Longman & Co., London 1808 - Size : 380x410 (mm), 15x16.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        [Manuscript Ledger]: Elenchus Biliczensium Litteralium Instrumentorum; Confectus anno 1808

      [Hungary]. (1808-1823). Thick folio (10" x 15"). Handwritten in Hungarian and Latin. Full mottled calf, gilt lettered and decorated spine in seven compartments, patterned endpapers, all edges stained red. A few minor scuffs, corners are bumped, near fine. A chronological ledger with entries spanning the years 1411-1823, neatly and completely written in three or four hands on both sides of the hand-ruled leaves. The first 37 entries, comprising the first three quarters of the ledger, were completed in 1808 (Most are records from the 17th and 18th Centuries). The consecutive entries that follow, numbered 38-64, were written beginning in 1811 in a different hand. They record entries from the years 1624-1823. A beautifully written ledger. Three narrow columns at the left page margins provide record numbers and dates. Several entries have been annotated in the same contemporary hand, including some neatly crossed out without affecting the legibility of the written text. There are also a very few scattered later marginal annotations and underlining. A handsome, well-preserved volume. .

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        Romantic Tales

      London: Printed by D. N. Shury, 7, Berwick Street, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1808 - "[This] four-volume miscellany was composed of seven ballads, one long poem, and five prose stories, largely translated from Spanish, French, and German sources, particularly work by Oberon, von Kleist, and Klinger" (ODNB) First edition. 4 vols., 12mo. [iii]-xxiii, [1], 307, [1]; [ii], 335, [1] ; [ii], 276; [ii], 326 pp., lacking half-titles. Bound in 19th-century half calf and marbled boards with contrasting labls (vol. III lacking one label), rubbed, some loss to spine ends, sporadic foxing throughout, heaviest to vol. I preliminaries, bookplate of Ricahrd Starchey, Ashwick Grove. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1808:72; Block, p. 139; Morgan C333; Summers, p. 96 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history of Barbados, - from the first discovery of the island, in the year 1605, till the accession of Lord Seaforth, 1801.

      London, 1808 - 668 + xxix large pp. 1st ed., a very clean and attractive copy with large margins, rebound in old style grey sugar paper boards retaining original label. Lacking e.p.'s and with small library h/s's on back of title page and last page. Written from the point of view of a West Indian, the welfare of whose colony home seemed indissolubly bound up with the institution of slavery. Very useful for the detailed account of the course of events during the latter part of the eighteenth century. (Ragatz) This is a later state of the edition with the title page corrected to show 'Barbados' and added corrections to the Erratum page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 1808-14 - 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." First edition. 9 vols., Folio. 76 engravings, with excellent handcoloring. 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. Meisel III, p.369; DAB XX, p.317; Bennett, p.114; Sabin 104597; Reese, Stamped with National Character 3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson

      London, 1808. b/w steel engravings, b/w facsimiles, fldg. diagrams. 4to. viii, 100 pp. First edition of an early hagiography, and one of the richest sources of images of Nelson and his adventures, with twelve hand colored steel engravings by Bromley and Worthington, manuscript facsimile of a letters, and two folding plates depicting the funeral procession and the coffin. Cowie 136. Bound in full blue morocco, elaborately blind stamped and gilt, with all edges gilt. Front hinge weak, spine ends worn

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        Statuten Fur Den Erhabenen Osterreichisch-Kaiserlichen Leopolds-Orden [Statutes of the Order of Leopold]

      Wien. Aus der Kaiserlich-Koniglichen Hof und Staatsdruckerey , 1808., 1808. Slim Folio. With 5 engraved plates. Bound in contemporary full red morocco, decorative gilt rule to boards with the Arms of the Austrian Emperor Leopold in gilt to centre of upper just a little rubbed. Additional ms. leaf attached at end describing various changes to the Statutes. Boards dusty with little scratch marks. Very good indeed.

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        Nachricht von Regnier's Feuerleiter, um Personen aus Häusern zu retten, deren Treppen brennen. Mit einer Abbildung auf Taf. 3. (pp.204-206, 1 Taf.).

      - Mag. Erfind., Entdeck., 7/4.- Hrsg. S.F. Hermstädt, C.L. Seebaß & F.G.Baumgärtner, Leipzig, i.d. Baumgärtnerischen Bhdlg., (1808), 4°, (2), pp. 197-252, (2) pp., mit 6 Kupfertafel, feiner Pappband im Stiul der Zeit. Die erste Drehleiter der Welt, sie hatte drei durch Zahnstangen und Getriebe ausschiebbare Oberleiterteile wurde von Edouard Regnier, Archivbewahrer des Artilleriewesens zu Paris erfunden. - - "Das Nationalinstitut im Jahre VI. (1798) einer Kommission, die Mittel zu untersuchen, wie man Personen, die an einem Orte, wo Feuer ausgebrochen ist, sich befinden, retten könne. . Im Jahre VII.(1799) wurde der Preis der Auflösung unter vier Personen vertheilt, unter welchen Herr Regnier den ersten Rang hatte. Allein die Maschine war nur in einem Modell ausgeführt. Die Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Nationalindustrie hat nun Herrn Regnier, der noch mehrere Verbesserungen an seiner Maschine ausgedacht hat 2000 Livres vorgeschossen, um sie im Großen auszuführen. - Den 13 Floreal des Jahre XI. (3. Mai 1803) wurde in Gegenwart des Ministers und einer Kommission der Gesellschaft ein Versuch damit gemacht. Vier Menschen bewegten die Maschine. Zwei derselben machten, daß durch eine Kurbel innerhalb drei Minuten vier Leitern mit Winden in die Höhe stiegen, die nach einander sich bis zu einer Höhe von 52 Fuß verlängerten. - Zu gleicher Zeit ließ ein dritter Arbeiter, indem er er eine andere Kurbel abhaspelte, mit der größten Schnelligkeit einen Flaschenzug herunter, der einen Korb empfängt, um das zu Rettende herunter zu lassen ." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oil painting from life - Portrait in Öl, nach dem Leben geschaffen von Wendelin Moosbrugger (1813).

      . Öl auf doublierter Leinwand, unsigniert. Bildmaße 70 x 54 cm. In vergoldetem klassizistischen Holzrahmen. Gesamtmaße 88 x 72 cm.. Repräsentatives Portrait, das Soemmerring, ein Buch in der linken Hand haltend, in schwarzem Rock mit der Insignie eines Ritters des Civil-Verdienst-Ordens der Bayerischen Krone am Revers zeigt. Mit der Verleihung des Ordens durch König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern 1808 war Soemmerings Erhebung in den persönlichen Adel verbunden. - - Samuel Thomas Ritter von Soemmerring (1755-1830), Mediziner und Naturforscher, einer der bedeutendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit, entdeckte den "gelben Fleck" in der Netzhaut des Auges; 1809 entwickelte er einen elektrochemischen Telegraphen. - - Wendelin Moosbrugger (1760-1849), aus Vorarlberg stammender Portraitmaler, Schüler der Mannheimer Akademie, kgl. württembergischer Hofmaler. - Das Portrait ist nach zwei Tagebucheintragungen Soemmerrings vom 12. und 14. VIII.1813 zuverlässig zu datiren: "Mich mahlen lassen von Moosbrugger" und "Moosbrugger endigt mein Portrait" (Tagebuch von 1813/14, fol. 46r und 46v, zitiert nach: H.-P. Rösler, Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830). (Bildnis gemalt von Wendelin Moosbrugger (1760-1849)), Medizinhistorisches Journal 18 (1983) S. 263-265. - - Für die Soemmerring-Ikonographie "ist das Porträt von besonderer Bedeutung: Zeitlich steht es in der Mitte zwischen dem 1794 von Soemmerrings Frau gemalten Aquarell und dem 1828 von Karl Thelott geschaffenen Olgemälde ... Läßt man die zahlreichen, zum Teil wohl weniger authentischen Titelkupfer von Soemmerring außer acht und vergleicht das Moosbrugger-Porträt mit den oben genannten Abbildungen - das Aquarell zeigt mehr den 'privaten' Soemmerring aus der Sicht seiner Frau, Thelott hat wohl etwas übertrieben, er idealisiert den 73-jährigen großen Gelehrten - so zeigt sich, daß das hier veröffentlichte Porträt auch dem Wesen nach bis jetzt e i n z i g a r t i g ist: Soemmerring ist ohne künstlerische Übertreibung wohl realistisch dargestellt. Die Gesichtszüge des 58-jährigen wirken ruhig, ernst und dabei nicht unfreundlich. Es fällt nicht schwer, in Soemmerring den großen Forscher und Naturgelehrten zu erkennen." (Rösler, a.a.O.). - - Provenienz: Aus Soemmerrings Nachlass, zuletzt im Besitz der Nachkommen seiner Urenkelin Helene Soemmerring (1857-1936), die den Frankfurter Rechtsanwalt und bedeutenden Numismatiker Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925) geheiratet hatte.

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and William Miller, and John Murray, London. 1808. First. First edition. Quarto. 19th Century half-calf binding. Slight foxing to a few leaves, corners and edges of the boards rubbed, a nice, very good plus copy. Scott's second full-length narrative poem, a historical romance of 16th Century Britain culminating in the Battle of Flodden Field. A best-seller in its day which went through four printings in the first six months. Housed in a custom full-leather clamshell case. .

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        Travels in America, Performed in 1806, for the Purpose of Exploring the Rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio and Mississippi, and Ascertaining the Produce and Condition of their Banks and Vicinity

      London : Printed Newburyport [Mass.] Reprinted for W. Sawyer and Co. by E.M. Blunt, 1808 ix+366 pages. Duodecimo (7 1/4" x 4 1/4") in the original leather binding with black label in gilt to spine. (Howes:354) First printed in 1806 in London in three volumes. Second printing.Thomas Ashe (1770-1835), was born in Dublin, Ireland and was a soldier and memoirist. Much of his life was checkered with intrigue and fraud. His Memoirs and Confessions (1815) is an autobiographical account of ?criminal and delinquent? escapades beginning with the seduction of a girl in France. In America he edited the National Intelligencer, and was arrested when attempting to steal treasures from churches in Latin America. His Travels in America first appeared in 1806. The narrative, chronicles Ashe's travels by flatboat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in 1806 and is one of the first travelogues written by a foreigner to comment specifically on the American inhabitants of the region. A unrestrained hatred of Americans can be found throughout the work. While the account is interesting and highly readable it was to create quite a stir, and added to the wave of anti-British sentiment that would ultimately lead to the War of 1812.

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      . Vom Verfasser der Parthenais. Nebst einigen Proben der Oceania. Amsterdam: Im Kunst- und Industrie-Comptoir 1808. Med kobberstukket portraet af forfatteren udfört af Phs. Vilijn. 336 s. Eksemplar pa velin indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med lettere brugsspor. * Iflg forlaeggeren Brockhaus blev der kun trykt 20 eksemplarer pa velin. "Dristigt - unaegtelig dristigt - bar den forelskede "Verfasser der Parthenais" sig derimod ad, da han 1808 tilegnede sin muse "Lilia" (= Sophie Örsted), sine alt for abenhjertige nye digte, "Heideblumen". Men ikke nok med det. Han overgav hende den - for resten ikke saerlig smukt indbundne bog - med fölgende tilsyneladende korrekte egenhaendige tilegnelse pa selve titelbladet - "An Frau Sophie Örsted, geb. Öehlenschlaeger, von Verfasser". Kun i sin dagbog betroede han den egentlige tilegnelse "Til Lilia. Hvad jeg har dybere taenkt, og hvad jeg har höyere siaelfölt, vaerdigt Naturen og Gud, helliger, Hulde, jeg ber dig ...", se Flemming Dahl "Lidt om Baggesens Parthenais" i Nordisk Tidskrift för Bok- og Biblioteksväsen, 1971. Bibl. Dan. IV,269. Plesner 126. Goedeke VI,164,9..

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        A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom; compiled from Parliamentary, and other Authentic Documents and Authorities; containing geographical, topographical and statistical accounts of every district, object and place in ... (Truncated)

      Richard Phillips, London, 1808, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionFull Book Title: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom; compiled from Parliamentary, and other Authentic Documents and Authorities; containing geographical, topographical and statistical accounts of every district, object and place in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the various small islands dependant on the British Empire.Size: Octavo (standard book size). Original contents rebound in full 20th Century calf binding with blind stamped decoration to front board and title to spine and new end papers. Binding very lightly worn with a few light blemishes to head of spine else very sound and secure. Pp xiv, main text un-paginated and printed in double columns. Accompanied by 46 maps, drawn purposely for this work, on an original plan. Map of Wales printed on one map and not on two as stated on contents pages hence all maps present and complete. Edge of block slightly irregular where reset and a few tiny chips to edge frontis map. Contents very faintly toned, and coloured maps tanning slightly. Some sporadic but faint off-setting otherwise no annotation or damage of note. A very good example of a well preserved publication. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Topography; Britain/UK; 19th century; Geography & Maps. Inventory No: 19119.

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        A collection of Psalm and Hymn tunes for the use of the Lock Hospital Chapel ... Vol. 1st

      1808-01-01. Unknown Binding. Acceptable. 1803 printing. Both boards severed but present. Printed for Nicholson. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Rubbing to the corners. "A New edition".

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        A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from the latest Authorities.

      New Universal Atlas. 1808. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 51.5 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches). Expert repairs to centrefold. Very good condition. Clear and accurate map of the north-east of the United States, before Maine was a state (it is marked as a vague "district" to the north). Three scales and title at lower right. John Cary was considered "the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers." "As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch" (Tooley).

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        Original watercolour,.

      measuring 22,5cm x 19,5cm, signed Rich. P. Nodder 1808. An attractive watercolour, showing a large duck amidst reed. A charming landscape with water and in the distance, a farmhouse, a boat and willows. Richard Nodder, a natural history painter, was an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy, he drew and engraved many of the fine plates of the 'Naturalist's Miscellany: or coloured figures of natural objects' by Shaw & Nodder. On the verso of the painting an old note: 'Painting of a duck bought by Mr. Foljambe who believed it to be a specimen of the Ferreiginous(?) Duck. It is mentionned by Montagu in his Ornithological Dictionary 1st Edit'.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Aarau], 1. Januar 1808. 1 S. 4to.. An seine Cousine: "[ ] Erlauben Sie, daß Theodor [Zschokkes zweijähriger Sohn] auf Ihre Toilette ein kleines Geschenk niederlege, um Sie heut daran zu erinnern, daß Sie und Ihr lieber Mann in uns und ausser Aarau keine theilnehmenderen, herzlicheren Freunde haben, als seine Eltern [ ]". - Am unteren Rand Echtheitsbestätigung des schweizer. Journalisten Albert Fleiner (1859-1902).

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