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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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        ATLAS CLASSICA, BEING A COLLECTION OF MAPS OF THE COUNTRIES MENTIONED BY THE ANCIENT AUTHORS, BOTH SACRED AND PROFANE, With their various Subdivisions at different Periods.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        A DIGEST OF THE CIVIL LAWS NOW IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY OF ORLEANS, WITH ALTERATIONS AND AMENDMENTS ADAPTED TO ITS PRESENT SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY

      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        Heideblumen.

      . 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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        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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        Coelebs In Search of a Wife

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in The Strand. 1808. First. First edition. Two volumes. Half calf and marbled papercovered boards, red title pieces gilt. Neatly rebacked at a later date. Without half-titles (apparently not called for), erratas in both volumes. A couple of early owner names in both volumes, a poem neatly penned on a preliminary blank, the title page of volume two professionally extended, and the tips are rubbed and eroded, a nice and presentable, very good copy. Hannah More's first novel. More was a literary giant of her era, a bestselling author of plays, poetry, and political tracts. She was a member of 18th Century London's Bluestockings Circle, a group devoted to establishing the intellectual credentials of women that also included Edmund Burke, David Garrick, and Samuel Johnson. She also used her earnings and energies to found Sunday schools, fight illiteracy, and promote abolition alongside her friend William Wilberforce. After this, More turned to the novel, concocting this witty tale of a young man plagued with doting parents intent upon enumerating all the qualities required for his potential wife, and his inability to find this perfect woman. Despite More's previous success, her publishers thought this novel would be ignored, and issued it in a small first printing. Instead, the book had more than a dozen additional large printings in 1809 alone, and several more by 1812. However there was only one 1808 printing and it is exceptionally uncommon. No less a source than the Oxford Companion to English Literature incorrectly lists this title as published in 1809. Neither Sadleir nor Woolf located a copy of the 1808 edition, and the last copy at auction was 40 years ago. Block 166. .

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        Entozoorum, sive vermium intestinalium historia naturalis. 2 in 3 vols.

      - Amsterdam, sumtibus Tabernae Libraariae et Artium, 1808, 8°, xxvi, 527, (1); (2), 457, (1); XII, 386 pp., mit 12 Kupferstichtafeln mit 120 von J.F.Schröter gestochenen Abbildungen, 3 Pappbände der Zeit; sehr frisches Exemplar. Rare and only edition of Karl Asmund Rudolphi's (1771-1832) system of helminthology. He gave the name "echinococcus" to the common vesicular hydatid, desribung three species". Garrison & Morton - "His work, Entozoorum historia naturalis, has so considerably widened the knowledge of intestinal worms which Pallas founded that all subsequent research has been based on it; this work is the result of investigations into numerous germ-carrying animals and gives detailed accounts of the appearance and conditions of life of the parasites existing in them. Through this work the number of known species of intestinal parasites has tripled." Nordenskiold p.353 - - Nach Abschluß seines Studiums der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften widmete Carl Asmund Rudolphi (1771-1832) "sich lange Jahre eingehend den Helminthen. Die Ergebnisse seiner ersten helminthologischen Untersuchungen reichte er als Promotionsarbeiten zum Dr. phil. (1793) und Dr. med. (1795) bei der Universität Greifswald ein. Letztere wurde «pro summis in medicina honoribus» beurteilt. Während seiner Tätigkeit als Prosektor am Anatomischen Institut in Greifswald ab 1797 und als Leiter des dortigen Veterinärinstitutes ab 1801 hatte er häufig bei Sektionen Gelegenheit zum Sammeln von Eingeweidewürmern. Auf seiner Reise durch Norddeutschland, Holland, Frankreich, die Schweiz und Österreich in den Jahren 1801-1803 erbat er sich aus den damals häufig zu findenden Privatsammlungen sowie aus Museen und Instituten Helminthenmaterial. Besonders eingehend untersuchte er die Sammlung der Tierarzneischule von Alfort. 1802 schrieb er: «Ich habe schon über 60 neue Wurmarten entdeckt und erst wenige Jahre dieses Fach bearbeitet. Daraus kann man sehen, wie wenig bisher getan wurde und wie viel noch zu tun ist.» In dem Vorwort zu seinem Reisebericht 1804/05 bat er um Zusendung von Würmern. Zeder stellte ihm seine Sammlung zur Verfügung. Aus dem «K. u. K. naturhistorischen Cabinet» in Wien erhielt er von Bremser Material. In seinen Hauptwerken (1808/10, 1819) führte Rudolphi weitere Autoren an, die ihm als Hochschulprofessoren, Leiter von Museen oder als Privatpersonen gesammelte Würmer zur Verfügung stellten. Zu diesen gehörten Blumenbach, Cuvier, Döllinger, Nitzsch, Tiedemann u. a. Auf diese Weise gelangte er in den Besitz einer umfangreichen Sammlung. Abildgaard (1793) kannte 200 Arten aus 20 Säugetier-, 46 Vogel- und 43 Fischarten, aufgeteilt auf 13 Genera. Zeder (1800) beschrieb 391 Arten. Rudolphi führte in seiner «Entozoorum Historia naturalis» (1808/10) 603 Arten, in seiner «Entozoorum Synopsis» (1819) 993 Arten aus 736 verschiedenen Wirtstieren auf. Besonders groß war die Zunahme bei den Trematoden. Während Zeder 1800 erst 26 Arten kannte, führte Rudolphi 1819 bereits 132 sichere und 38 unsichere Arten an. Wie bei den älteren Helminthologen stammte der größte Teil der Würmer seiner Sammlung aus niederen Wirbeltieren. Hieraus erklärt es sich, daß ihm nur 38 Strongyliden- und 11 Trichuris-Arten bekannt waren, dagegen 170 digene Trematoden, 98 Acanthocephalen, 146 Taenien, 140 Ascariden und 24 Bothriocephalen. Aus dem Menschen führte er 14 Arten auf, aus Rind und Pferd je 11 Arten einschließlich der Finnen, aus dem Schaf 10, dem Hund 8, der Katze 4 und dem Schwein 9 Arten. Die Beschreibungen anderer Autoren waren oft unvollständig. Allein bei den Acanthocephalen mußte Rudolphi neben 53 sicheren 52 weitere Arten als zweifelhaft bezeichnen (1819). - In der Zeit vor Rudolphi hatte fast jeder Helminthologe sein eigenes System. Die Einteilung von Zeder (1800) in fünf Familien lehnte Rudolphi zunächst ab, da noch zu wenig Arten bekannt seien (1801, S. 45). In seiner «Entozoorum Historia naturalis» übernahm er sie aber als Ordnungsbegriffe unter Verwendung . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England. From the Norman Conquest, in 1606, to the year 1803. (or the earliest period to year 1803.) From which last-mentioned epoch it is continued downwards in the work entittled "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" (or "Hansard's Parlementary Debates"). (III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XIV, XXIII, XXVIII)

      T. C. Hansard, London 1808 - 1808-1818, 1- Vol. III. comprising the period from the Battle of Edge-Hill, in October 1642, to the restoration of Charles the Second, in April 1660 col.; 2- Vol. IV. comprising the period from the restoration of Charles the Second, in 1660, to the revolution, in 1668, 1612 col.; 3- Vol. V. comprising the period from the revolution , in 1688, to the accession of Queen Anne, in 1702, 1344, cclxiv col.; 4- Vol. VI. comprising the period from the accession of Queen Anne in 1702, to the accession of King George the First in 1714, 1390, ccviii col.; 5- Vol. VII. comprising the period from the accession of King George the First, in August, 1714, to the opening of the Sixth Parliament of Great Britain, in October, 1722, 988, ccliv col. 6- Vol. VIII. A. D. 1722-1733, 1328 col.; 7- Vol. IX. A. D. 1733-1737, 1454 col.; 8- Vol. XI. A. D. 1739-1741, 1480 col. 9- Vol. XII. A. D. 1741-1743, 1440 col.; 10- Vol. XIV, A. D. 1747-1753, 1432 col.; 11- Vol. XXIII, comprising the period from the tenth of May 1782, to the first of December 1783, 1434 col.; 12- Vol. XXVIII, comprising the period from the eight of May 1789, to the fifteenth of March, 1422 col.; 13- Vol. XXXI, comprising the period from the fourteen of March 1794, to the twenty-second of May, 1564 col. Cachets, ex libris. Reliures défraîchies, dos ou parties de dos manquants. Intérieur en bon état. Frais de transport à déterminer (13 volumes). [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 - Subject: History - Great Britain - Constitutional. Contemporary 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. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A history of the early part of the reign of James the Second; with an introductory chapter

      London: Printed for William Miller...by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1808. "First edition, large paper copy, 4to, pp. xl, 292, [2], cli, [1], 8 (ads); engraved portrait frontispiece of Fox by Evans in proof state; modern full brown calf, black gilt-lettered calf spine labels, a.e.g.; minor shelf wear, hinges reinforced; occasional foxing, else a very good, sound copy. One of 50 copies published on large paper (Lowndes).& & Lowndes, p. 827."

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        A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Seamanship. Together with a System of Naval Signals

      London, 1808. b/w ills., volvelle. xxvii, 242 pp. Section on theoretical naval architecture is followed by specific examples of various evolutions, boxing off, heaving to, club hauling, etc. There are also specific instructions for anchoring, mooring, setting sails, rigging, steering and maintaining ship. This is the third edition, bound in half black calf over marbled boards. See Adams & Waters 1203. Scott 453 for 2nd ed. This edition is fairly scarce, with only eight US libraries holding copies. Volvelle illustrating proper angle of sails to various winds is tipped to front pastedown. Backstrip lightly rubbed else VG.

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        Practical and Philosophical Principles of Making Malt, in which the efficacy of the sprinkling system is contrasted with the Hertfordshire method

      Newark: M. Hage, 1808[v], xxxiii, "Contents," 293, "Errata."Original publisher's boards.  Beginnings of separation at hinges, yet still sound. Remnants of sealing wax (used to adhere contemporary owner's dustjacket) to front & rear pastedowns. Inscription to front fly; notes to rear.

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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 - This 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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