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        Theil vom Königrch. Westphalen

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.5x45 cm. Sect. 58. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Magdeburger Börde und nördliches Harzvorland von Hasselfelde im Harz bis etwas über Bernburg (Saale) hinaus; nördlich bis etwas über Magdeburg; südlich bis Alsleben; im Zentrum der Karte Halbestadt, Hadmersleben, Staßfurt, Quedlinburg.

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        L'Esprit de la Ligue, ou histoire politique des troubles de la France, pendant les XVIe et XVIIe siècles, par M. Anquetil.

      CHEZ H. NICOLLE, Paris 1808 - Cinquième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée. 3 T. Paris, Chez H. Nicolle, 1808, pleine basane mouchetée, doubles filets d'encadrement sur les plats, motifs de fleurettes sur les coins, dos orné à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison teintées vertes, décor à la roulette sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, 291, 304 et 358 pp., dont index et table à la fin du T. III. La Ligue catholique ou Sainte Ligue ou Sainte Union désigne un regroupement de catholiques, créé en Picardie, en 1576. Ce parti ultra-catholique est appuyé par le pape Sixte V, les Jésuites, et Philippe II d'Espagne. Formé en réaction aux édits de Saint-Germain (1570) et de Beaulieu (6 mai 1576) jugés trop favorables aux protestants, la Ligue parvient en 1588 à chasser le roi Henri III de la capitale, mais décline devant les victoires d'Henri IV. Elle constitua un des plus grands dangers que connut la monarchie française avant l’avènement de l’absolutisme. Un siècle plus tard, les acteurs de la Fronde s'inspirent de la Ligue, comme modèle ou repoussoir. "L'esprit de la ligue le meilleur ouvrage de l'auteur a paru pour la première fois en 1767 mais l'édition de 1771 en 3 vol. in-12 est préférable parce que le catalogue des ouvrages cités y a reçu de nombreuses corrections communiquées par le P. Mercier depuis abbé de St-Léger" (Brunet, I, 302). C'est un ouvrage de référence sur l'histoire des guerres de religion en France, de Charles XI à d'Henri IV. Bel exemplaire, coins très légèrement émoussés. Livres

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      1808. Fine. PHARMACOPOEIA OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. First edition. 8vo. x, [4], 272 pp. Rebound in rust cloth with printed label on spine, all edges gilt. 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). There has been no copy at auction in 25 years. Fine.

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        This Track outward and homeward between England & China. (in the Years 1807-8) of his Majesty's Ship Jupiter, with an East India & China Convoy inscribed to Captain H.E.R. Banks, as a mark of Respect & Attachment by his obedient Servant W.A. Dickson Lieut.

      1808 - Manuscript chart of the track of H.M.S. Jupiter for the year 1807 Manuscript chart, with track of a ship. The chart depicts the track H.M.S. Jupiter for England to China in the Years 1807 and 1808. She was acting as escort for the merchant East India Ships. The continuing war with France had left many of the convoys to India, the East Indies, and China vulnerable to attack by French ships. As a reaction to this threat the British began to sail in convoy and with a military escort.H.M.S. Jupiter was a 50 gun fourth rate ship-of-the-line launched in 1778. She was wrecked on the 10th December 1808 - just three months after her return from the East - when she struck a sunken rock in Vigo Bay.

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      London: T. Davidson for the Juvenile Library, 1808. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 175 x 108 mm (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). vi, 203, [1] pp. (last page ads). FIRST EDITION. Refined marine blue crushed morocco by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt French fillet frame, raised bands, spine pleasingly gilt in compartments with scrolling cornerpieces and with central fleuron formed by acorns and lancets within a lozenge of small tools, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page with vignette by C. Heath after H. and R. Corbould. Osborne II, 574; Roff 79. A VERY FINE COPY with only the most trivial of imperfections, the binding gleaming and entirely unworn. This excellent example of the first-rate work consistently produced by the Riviere workshop adorns Lamb's retelling of Homer's "Odyssey" for a juvenile audience--though the pristine condition here makes it most unlikely that our copy ever fell into childish hands. Charles Lamb, sometimes assisted by his sister Mary, was one of the first English writers to make classics, from Homer to Shakespeare, accessible to young readers, familiarizing them with foundational themes of Western literature long before they would be capable of reading and understanding the original works. Lamb explains in the preface that his "Adventures of Ulysses" (which relies heavily on Chapman's translation of Homer) is intended as moral instruction for the young, presenting a portrait of "a brave man struggling with adversity" who, "by a wise use of events, and with an inimitable presence of mind under difficulties, forc[es] out a way for himself through the severest trials to which human life can be exposed." The mythological creatures our hero encounters "denote external force or internal temptations, the twofold danger which a wise fortitude must expect to encounter in its course through this world.".

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      London Longman etc 1808 - 25 volumes. COMPLETE, small octavo 6 1/2 x 4 inches. A VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND SET IN FULL PERIOD RED STRAIGHT GRAINED MOROCCO, gilt embossed spines with two floral motifs and plain embossed Greek keys borders, all edges gilt. A complete set of Mrs Inchbald's compendium illustrated with 125 plates as frontispieces to the 125 plates bound 5 to a volume. Plus 24 engraved portraits of playwrights. Internally very clean. From the library of Lord Eldon and signed by him in several volumes. John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (4 June 1751 – 13 January 1838) was a British barrister and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain between 1801 and 1806 and again between 1807 and 1827- one of our most eminent lawyers who held the post throughout the Napoleonic wars. Contains works by most of the important playwrights from Shakespeare to Mrs Inchbald herself. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The dramatic mirror: containing the history of the stage, from the earliest period to the present time : including a biographical and critical account of all the dramatic writers, from 1600; and also of the most distinguished performers, from the days of Shakspeare to 1807: and a history of the country theatres, in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Embellished with seventeen elegant engravings. By Thomas Gilliland,

      London: Printed for C. Chapple, Pall Mall, by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1808. First Edition. Paper-covered boards. Fine. First Edition. Complete in two volumes, paginated (somewhat irregularly) continuously. 12mo; xii, 622, 629-630; [3], 625-1048pp, with 17 engraved plates (conforming to directions to the binder, for placing the plates), comprising 4 views of theaters and 13 portraits. Dedicated to the Prince of Wales, later George IV. Recently rebound, in the style of the original, in pale blue paper-covered boards with cream-colored spine and title and volume paper lettering pieces; all edges speckled red. Internally, virtually perfect, the binding tight, straight and square, the pages and plates clean and crisp with the exception of the author's portrait in vol. 1, which is lightly foxed. A Very Fine example of a rare set. OCLC Number: 82435547. Little is known of Gilliland's life or career. But intriguingly, according to the ODNB, "Gilliland clearly made himself enemies." His major work, A Dramatic Synopsis, was significantly expanded and republished as The Dramatic Mirror, dated 1808 on the title-page, "but [it] may have appeared in 1807. . . . it contained a history of the stage, with accounts of actors from the time of Shakespeare onwards, and of playwrights from 1660. It was dedicated to the prince of Wales, and was venomously reviewed in The Satirist of January 1808. The reviewer's charges included plagiarism (‘The original matter … would lay in as small a space as its author's brains’) and inconsistency, since Gilliland now praised Kemble [whom he had earlier lambasted]. The review claimed that Gilliland, ‘during a recent season … was wont to intrude himself into the greenroom of Drury-lane theatre’, until he desisted in the face of a petition to the managers calling for his exclusion, ‘signed by the most spirited of the performers’ headed by Charles Mathews. Gilliland's alleged purpose was to spy ‘upon the private conduct of public men’ and to use their talk in his journalism, ‘as he at that time had not been dismissed from the newspapers for want of talent’. The review called him the ‘cast-off fag’ and ‘ci-devant scout’ of Anthony Pasquin (pseudonym of John Williams).&

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        L ESPRIT DE L ENCYCLOPEDIE , ou choix des articles les plus curieux, les plus agréables, les plus piquans, les plus philosophiques de ce Grand Dictionnaire.13 TOMES EN 7 VOLUMES

      CHEZ FAUVELLE 1808 - R200008389: 394 + 432 + 390 + 407 + 440 + 401 + 369 + 393 + 418 + 409 + 412 + 415 + 462 pages. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The Angler's Manual; or, Concise Lessons of Experience, which the proficient in the delightful recreation of angling will not despise. .

      Liverpool: Printed by G.F. Harris for Samuel Bagster, Strand, London, 1808 - Westwood & Satchell's comment, "The etchings good, the text trivial" is not unjustified--the text is more general than useful--but it would be hard for any writing to upstage Howitt's charming images. The book, rebound, brought a high $15 at the Heckscher sale in 1909 First edition. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 in.). With twelve etchings by Howitt, signed in the plate 28 pp. Nineteenth-century three quarter green polished calf. Some rubbing, dampstaining. A sound copy of a rare book. Westwood & Satchell, p.10; Heckscher 1055 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess Containing a Regular System of Attack and Defence Also Numerous Rules and Examples Teaching the Most Approved Method of Playing Pawns at the End of Game to Which is Added, a Selection of Critical and Remarkable Situations, Won or Drawn by Scientific Moves

      8vo, half calf with marbled boards, tooled spine with raised bands and gilt spine label. xxii, [1], 351 p, illus. with 78 situations. A new edition, revised and improved with additional noted and remarks by W. Lewis. Originally published in two volumes in 1808, this edition is not an abridgement from the earlier edition, but rearranged. Sarratt was a leading chess player in England during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and was the first professional player to teach as well. The author of the additional notes and remarks in this edition, William Lewis, was one of his pupils and went on to become the first player described as a "grandmaster. Whyld, 1822:11. Spine back heavily chipped, partially affecting title and a partially detached portion towards the tail. Otherwise, very good with wear and rubbing to extremities.

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        Service for the Two First Nights of Passover in Hebrew and English. According to the Custom of the German and Polish Jews.

      Published by Hyam Barnett, Hebrew Bookseller / Printed and sold by E. Justins, Adam's Court, New Court, Duke's Place; and J. Joseph, Sam's Coffee-House, Duke's Place / 34, Brick Lane, Spitalfields 1808 - Yudlov 360, Yaari 516. With wine stains. According to Yudlov, the Floresheim copy has a portrait of Rabbi Solomon Hirschel preceding the title page. I have not seen any copies with such a portrait and do not know if it was printed with it. In any case, this exemplar has no portrait. This edition is not illustrated. Modern full leather binding. 26 leaves and one front blank. The blank has a watermark "EVH." The title page has a watermark "1807" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Aldini").

      Milano, 18. VI. 1808. - 4to. 2½ pp. on double leaf. A rather indignant letter to a colleague, written in his capacity as city council, expressing his displeasure that a report drafted by him had found no support in the Council: "[.] L'ultimo affare andò gavi matina con approvazione della seduta del consiglio Generali, benché fosse stato il solo nel quale il mio rapporto non aveva avutto il suffraggio del Consiglio degli Uditori. Feci inserire nel processo verbale il mio dissenso, e appoggiato dal Ministero del Culto, da Guicciardi, e da Contarini feci vedere a miei stessi colleghi che bisognava rispettare le mie opinioni. L'affare era legale, e senza quei vostri maledetti stracci sostenni, e vinsi la causa come potrete essere informato in detaglio dal Giudice Bellentani a cui ne scrivo, poiché me l'aveva vivamente raccomandata [.] credo che non vadi niente della vostra convenienza col ripetere mia petizione colla quale chiederete il disputo dell' affare, accennando che vi sono fondi appositi pur il noto pagamento, e che non c'è bisogno di rescrivere al Prefetto. Mandatemi la petizione per la posta per profittare del momento. Parlai al Generale Polfranneschi del Giandame Ferrari, e rimase sorpreso della condotta del Colonello Zanini, promettendo nuovamente, che non emergendo notizie in contrario, avrebbe anche a mio riguardo avuto in tutta considerazione la sua istanza [.]". - Slight clipped section on f. 2 due to broken seal (not touching text).

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        A New Map of the West India Isles, from the latest Authorities.

      New Universal Atlas. 1808. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 51.5 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches). Very slightly darkened at centrefold. Very good condition. Clear and accurate map of the West Indies. The map includes much of the southern states of the US and the north of South America. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'.

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        View in the island of Cracatoa (Indonesia)

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808-09 - John Webber (1751-1793) Views of the South Seas, from drawings by the late John Webber, Illustrative of Captain Cook’s Voyages London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808-09 Hand-colored aquatint engravings Paper size: 15 1/2” x 20 3/4” Framed size: 24” x 29 1/2” The son of a Swiss sculptor, James Webber was the official artist on Cook’s fateful third voyage, which was a search for the Northwest Passage, a sea route throught the Arctic to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Webber published his own splendid illustrations of the remarkable journey in this extremely rare volume. These aquatints reproduce his original drawings, done on board the Resolution in the years 1776-1780. Flawlessly drafted, in full color, these images brought the events and places of that legendary voyage--sites including Tahiti, New Zealand, and Hawaii, to European eyes with much more vibrance and immediacy than Cook’s own black and white publications. After the death of Captain Cook during the course of his voyage, many artists found inspiration in what they perceived as his romanticized and tragic demise at sea. Furthermore, Cook’s published accounts of his journeys were immensely popular. His death left a void for the voracious public appetite for scenes of the exotic locations he had visited. Many artists issued their own visual versions of Cook’s journeys, some who had ties to the expeditions, many more who were not even remotely connected. Webber’s stunning views of these bays and islands were some of the most beautiful produced during the years just after Cook’s death. They were, in addition, among the most accurate, as they were rendered on sight. All views share a sense of excitement of the voyage itself, from the point of view of the men who manned the ships. It is a feeling that Webber conveys masterfully to the viewer.

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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 Philadephia 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Künste und Handwerke. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt. [1] Erster Band welcher die beyden ersten Theile des Originals enthält. Mit [zehn von] eilf Kupfern. [2] Zweyter Band welcher den dritten und vierten Theil des Originals enthält. Mit einem Kupfer. [3] Register zu Chaptals Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Künste und Handwerke.

      Berlin Realschulbuchhandlung 1808 - 3 Teile in einem Band; Halbleinwand aus späterer Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung; 8°; [1] XXVIII 392 Seiten; [2] (2) 544 Seiten; [3] XXVIII (IV) Seiten; nachgeheftet ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln I-X [zum ersten] und I [zum zweiten Teil]. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar (entsprechende Stempel; einklebte Ausleihkarte; Signaturstempel auf Rücken und Vorsatz; mehrere Stempel auf Titelblatt); Block und Bindung fest und sauber; Tafel XI des ersten Theils fehlt; abgesehen davon gutes Exemplar. 740 gr.

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        The Family Expositor

      London - Mathews and Leigh, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spine,frontispiece, 1plate and1 colourmapin Volume I, colour mapin Volume II, fold-out colourmap in Volume III, and 2 plates in Volume IV. Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702 - October 26, 1751) was an English Nonconformist leader and hymnwriter. With independent religious leanings, Philip Doddridge declined offers which would have led him into the Anglican ministry, or the bar; and in 1719 chose instead to enter the liberal academy for Nonconformists or Dissenters at Kibworth in Leicestershire. Here he was taught by the Rev. John Jennings, whom Doddridge briefly succeeded in 1723. Later that year, at a general meeting of Nonconformist ministers, Philip Doddridge was chosen to conduct the academy being newly established at Market Harborough. In the same year, he received an invitation to be pastor to an independent congregation at Northampton, which he also accepted. Here his popularity as a preacher is said to have been chiefly due to his high susceptibility, joined with physical advantages and perfect sincerity. His sermons were mostly practical in character, and his aim was to cultivate in his hearers a spiritual and devotional frame of mind. Throughout the 1730s and 1740s Philip Doddridge continued his academic and pastoral work, and developed close relations with numerous early religious revivalists and independents, through extensive visits and correspondence. Through this approach he helped establish and maintain a circle of influential independent religious thinkers and writers, including Dr Isaac Watts. He also became a prolific author and hymn-writer. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and pages attached, although the front hinges are strained with cracks appearing at the top and bottom of the hinges. There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the boards with a few small chips to the leather. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and slight spotting to a few pages. There is a rubber stamp to the title pages and ownership labels to the front blank endpapers. Overall the volumes are in very good condition..

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        Ecole Impériale Polytechnique. Programme Du Cours Élémentaire Des Machines Pour l'An 1808 Par M. Hachette. Essai Sur Les Machines, Par MM. Lanz et Bétancourt

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1808 - Un volume in-quarto de XV, (1), 120 pages, suivies de 10 planches dépliantes numérotées de 1 à 10 et de deux tableaux dépliants intitulés "Tableaux des machines élémentaires par M. Hachette" et " Essai sur la composition des machines par MM. Lanz et Bétancourt". Première édition bien complète de ses 12 planches. Reliure de l'époque en demi-basane mouchetée brune et plats de papier vert; petite galerie de vers n'ayant pas pénétré l'ouvrage au premier plat; dos lisse orné de filets et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, titre doré. « Le projet d’un cours des machines à l’usage des élèves de l’Ecole polytechnique, fait partie de la première organisation que M. Monge a donnée à l’instruction de cette Ecole. [.] L’enseignement de cette partie essentielle de la géométrie descriptive s’est déjà fait en 1806 et 1807 ; il se continue cette année 1808, d’après le programme que le conseil de perfectionnement a adopté. On a joint à ce programme un tableau des machines élémentaires. [.] Tel est le système d’après lequel M. Hachette avait commencé le tableau ci-joint des machines élémentaires, lorsqu’il apprit que MM. Lanz et Bétancourt avaient exécuté, d’après le même plan, un tableau semblable. Le conseil d’instruction, sur le rapport de MM. Monge et Hachette, a proposé à M. le Gouverneur de faire imprimer, aux frais de l’Ecole, le résultat du travail de MM. Lanz et Bétancourt (chargés de mission par le Gouvernement espagnol) ; c’est cet ouvrage, dont les auteurs ont fait cession à l’Ecole polytechnique, qui paraît actuellement sous le titre d’Essai sur la composition des machines ». Cf. : Bulletin de la SABIX, (Société des Amis de la Bibliothèque et de l'Histoire de l'Ecole Polytechnique). Size: In-4 (20.5 x 26 cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jefferson defends the most controversial Act of his Presidency: The Embargo: <I>"To have submitted our rightful commerce to...tributary exactions...would have been to surrender our independence"</I>

      [Monticello], August 26, 1808 Responding to the residents of Newbury Port "in legal town meeting assembled," the President offers a carefully crafted, very detailed justification of his Embargo. In a 3-page LS Jefferson details his beliefs and reasons for the controversial embargo. He acknowledges "the inconvenience brought on our country in general by the circumstances of the times in which we happen to live, times to which the history of nations presents no parallel," and reminds them that "For years we have been looking as spectators on our brethren of Europe, afflicted by all those ills which necessarily follow an abandonment of the moral rules which bind men and nations together. Connected with them in friendship and commerce we have happily so far kept aloof from their calamitous conflicts by a steady observance of justice towards all."Jefferson conceived the Embargo Act,signed into law in December 1807, as the only viable alternative to a costly war on the high seas with the European belliger

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        Oeuvres choisies de. le don Quichotte

      Imprimerie des Sciences et des Arts, Paris 1808 - 8 vols. Cartoné original de época. Ejemplar sin desbarbar. Con retrato grabado del autor Palau, 52768

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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.

      Printed and sold, ry [sic] William Dickson, for the benefit of the authoress,, Lancaster, PA: 1808 - 12mo, pp. 220 + 10 page list of subscribers. Full contemporary calf, head of spine chipped, some rubbing, sheets browned, a good tight copy, complete with all blanks. Later (1836) owner's inscription on e. p. Howes H289, Sabin 30826, Streeter II, 834; S & S 15202; Wegelin, page 177; Thomson 524 The poems are followed by an account (pp 177-209) of the family tour to the West, which turns out to be a journey by wagon from Lancaster County over the Alleghenies to Washington, PA. in October 1800, told in rather stilted language, but nonetheless a day to day account [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyages a Peking, Manille et L'Ile de France Faits dans l'intervalle des annees 1784 a 1801.

      de l'imprimerie Imperiale., Paris. 1808 - Text in French. Volume I only (lacks text volumes 2 and 3 and accompanying atlas). lxiii + 439pp, table des empereurs de la Chine listing the names of the Chinese emperors in both Chinese characters and Romanised form. A little occasional foxing but generally very clean. Calf spine, paper covered boards, corners little worn. Still overall a sound and clean copy of volume I. This first volume covers the ancient history of China and his travels from Canton to Peking. (Volumes II and III, not included here, contain further observations on China together with impressions of Manila and a little on Mauritius). The son of a Sinologist the author himself served as French Consul in Canton from 1784 living in China for the nearly 20 years. On his return to Europe he continued with his scholarly interest in China and in 1813 his 'Dictionnaire Chinois-Français et Latin' was published. Lust 336. Cordier 2351-2352. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Impremerie Imperiale, 1808.. Three octavo volumes. [2],lxiii,439; [2],476; [2],488pp. Folio atlas. [4]pp. plus ninety-four engraved plates on 62 leaves (including two full- page unnumbered engraved plates not in the plate listing) and six engraved maps (one on two folding sheets) and plans (four folding). Antique-style marbled paper over boards, paper spine labels, text edges marbled. Atlas is contemporary half red leather, matching marbled paper boards, untrimmed. A near fine copy. First edition of this important collection of voyages and source on early Chinese commerce. The atlas presents a wide variety of views of contemporary Chinese dress, architectural monuments, sailing vessels, city views, ceremonies, tombs, and more. The two extra plates in the Atlas show a Chinese pagoda at the port of Macao, and a view of the western gate of the Tartar (Inner) City in Peking. These two extra plates are allegedly only found in about six copies of the atlas, according to the Canadian Centre for Architecture. "Guignes, like his father before him, became an Orientalist scholar. He was appointed French resident in China and Consul in Canton in 1784. Ten years later, in 1794- 95, he was an interpreter with the Dutch Embassy to Peking. In all, he spent seventeen years in China. This book, quite a comprehensive account, touches upon such subjects as industry, trades, professions, foreign trading companies, etc. The atlas of engraved plates includes views, maps, and charts. The sections on the Philippines and Mauritius were translated into English and printed in volume eleven of Pinkerton&#39;s A GENERAL COLLECTION...OF VOYAGE (1808-14). Guignes was both fluent and interested in the Chinese language,a nd he published a Chinese-French-Latin dictionary in 1813" -Hill. "VOYAGES A PEKING...was published in 1808 by Chretien Louis Joseph de Guignes, the son of the French sinologist Joseph de Guignes. A lengthy commentary recounting the younger de Guignes&#39;s seventeen years in Southeast Asia, the VOYAGES focused on his journey to Beijing as an interpreter for the Dutch embassy led by Isaac Titsingh and Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest in the years 1794 and 1795" -Reed & Dematte. HILL 733. LUST 336. CORDIER 2351-2352. MORRISON II, 104. MOLLENDORF 1487. LOWENDAHL 738. REED & DEMATTE (2007), pp.160-61. PARDO DE TAVERA 1287.

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        Über die Kuhpockenimpfung. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt mit einer Zugabe, welche historisch-kritische Bemerkungen, und die neuesten Verhandlungen über die Vaccination in England enthält von Georg Friedrich Mühry.

      Vandheock und Ruprecht,, Göttingen, 1808 - Göttingen, Vandheock und Ruprecht, 1808. 4°. VIII S., 192 S. Mit 2 gefalteten, gestochenen Farbradierungen. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Hirsch-H. V, 939. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Erschien in Englisch 1806. - Willan (1757-1812) wurde vor allem mit seiner Einteilung der dermatologischen Krankheiten berühmt. - Jenner würdigte Willans Schrift als die wichtigste Verteidigung seiner Entdeckung. - Die auf Seite 123ff gemachten "Zugaben des Uebersetzers" erschien 1809 auch als Beitrag in Hufelands Journal. - Die beiden Tafeln im seltenen Farbdruck zeigen die Veränderungen der Haut. - Pappband bestossen. Papierbezug am Rücken abgesplittert. Sprache: Deutsch Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Trial at Large of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke.

      Faulder., London. 1808 - goo, 4, 27pp, foldout maps/plans, facsimile portrait inserted. '.late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America, by a gerneral court martial, held at Chelsea Hospital, on Thursday, January 28, 1808, and continued by adjournment to Tuesday, March 15. Taken by Blanchard and Ramsay, short hand writers to the Court, and published from their notes: with a correct copy of the defence, as delivered into Court, and the Right Honourable The Judge Advocate's Reply. Also, all the documents produced in evidence.' A number of variations on this book appeared but this seems to be the most comprehensive and definitive. Rebound with original spine, few manuscript signatures (two are Whitlocke and appear very good likenesses but one has 'e' missing?) and copies, poem to rear ffep-appears to be to Whitelocke by 'Polly'? so did he sign a copy and present it to an court admirer? maps have been pressed and re-folded, light soiling to a few pages but generally a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Lezioni di fisca generale dell'anno accademico 1869-70; unito teoria dell'azione capillare del sig. De la Place ridotta alla più semplice ed elementare geometria dal sig. Giovacchino Pessuti, inserita nel tomo XIV della società italiana delle scienze. (raccolte in due volumi manoscritti).

      - Volumi due in-4° cm. 28 di pp. 860 complessive incluse due appendici con alcune tav. e appunti inseriti f.t. e di pp. 304 per il volume del Pessuti con incluse alcuni fogli con dis. tra le pagine. Quasta seconda parte che è legata con l'altra opera è datata Verona 1808. Legature in mezza pergamena con angoli, con segnalibro in stoffa e tasselli ai dorsi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lezioni Elementari di Numismatica Antica dell'Abbate Eckhel

      STAMPERIA PAGLIARINI 1808 - RO80061643: 82 pages + 6 planches dépliantes, illustrées en noir et blanc, en fin d'ouvrage. Ouvrage en italien, traduit par Caronni. Tradotte dal tedesco dal P.D. Felice Caronni. Dedié au Révérend Père D. Francesco Fontana. In-12 Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 737-Numismatique [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roozendaal als de prachtigste bezitting van de Geldersche Graven en Hertogen en derzelver hofhouding aldaar enz. enz. met echte bewyzen bekend gemaakt.

      Arnhem, Moeleman, 1808. - (II)+533 pp. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Band iets vlekkig; ex-libris op binnenzijde voorplat, naam van dezelfde op 1e blanke pag.).

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        The history and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan (extra illustrated)

      London: Longlan, Hurst, Rees and Ormer, 1808 Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. In maroon half leather with maroon cloth, gilt tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling and title, 2 tiny scratches. Internally, red marbled endpapers, book plate of B Jnes-Bateman to fpd and Leonard Twiston Davies to fep, small crease to frontis at head, (xix), [1], (cclxxxiii), [1], 586 pp, [2], 20 pl, and extra illustrated with 7 plates and a map, plates are dated 1808, 1741, and 1814. (Lowndes 1541 COPAC WorldCat)Meyrick, antiquary and historian of arms and armour, who in 1810 published his first work, The History and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan. He is said to have planned a history of the monarchs of Britain, but his next major publication combined the interest in early British history with that which was to become his main subject of study. With Charles Hamilton Smith, he joined in the production of a work on The costume of the original inhabitants of the British islands, from the earliest periods to the sixth century (1815), illustrated by twenty-four colour plates. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Petit Almanac pour l'an 1808, avec six fables de Lafontaine, francoises et allemandes, et 12 estampes quis 'y rapportent. [With German title on facding verso]: Taschen Kalendar auf das Jahr 1808, mit sechs Fabeln von Lafontaine, deutsch und französisch und 12 dazu gebörigen Kupfern.

      ?Paris Avec Approbation de l'Académie royal des sciences; Mit Genehmigung der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften 1808 - ?ONLY EDITION. 24mo, 72 x 43 mms., pp. [xxxiv], 3 - 39 [40 blank],12 full-page engraved plates in the almanac, separate title-page for the fables, original blue wrappers, which are very slightly worn, but otherwise an excellent copy. This may be an early 19th century instance of Franco-German cooperation, given that the work is published with the apparent Approbation/Genehmigung of both the French Académie des sciences and the German Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften. It is also possibly a German imprint, as the plates are designed "Seite" to indicate their location. I have not located any copy of this printing in any of the usual databases or in various online library catalogues. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Almanach impérial pour l'an MDCCCVIII, présenté à S.M. l'Empereur et Roi.

      TESTU 1808 - Paris, Testu, sans date [1808]. In-8 de [1-35] & 36-880 pp. : maroquin vert, dos lisse orné d'un décor de semis d&#146;étoiles insérées dans des motifs géométriques très fins, le tout doré, encadrement composé d&#146;un motif floral doré sur les plats ., coupes et bordures intérieures décorées, doublures et gardes de tabis rose, tranches dorées (Meslant). Petite déchirure page 535, sans atteinte au texte ; TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE EN RELIURE SIGNÉE DU TEMPS PAR MESLANT, relieur de l'Empereur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire D'Arles contenant les évènements arrivés pedant qu'elle a été tour à tour Royaume et République, ensuite réunie à la Souveraineté des Comtes de Provence et des Rois de France

      - Arles, de L'Imprimerie de Gaspard Mesnier, 1808. Un volume de format in 4° de 1 f. (titre), 520 pp. , puis XXVIII pp. recueil de toutes les inscriptions d'Arles antérieures au 8ème siècle. En fin 32 planches gravées sur cuivre dont certaines dépliantes dont la plache célèbre ds arènes avec les maisons bâties à l'intérieur Reliure dégradée en demi basane blonde, plats détachés. Tranches Marbrées. Ouvrage rare, pâles traces éparses d'humidité sur l'ensemble du volume; volume à restaurer. Voir Photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: librairie Daniel Sciardet]
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        Expeditio Militaris Addisoniana: Poema Duci De Marlborough Inscriptum , ( The Campaign, a Poem to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough &c.) Latinè reddidit, T.G.

      Non Given, printed by R.G., London 1808 - 75 page paper Pamphlet, Latin & English text. Latin Title page then The Latin and English poetry text are on facing pages. Front/rear poor with minor loss, Contents good clear printing, the odd minor fault ( some odd minor stains, edge dirt etc.). actually has 73 pages & Starts at the title page, so may have had a half title front page? from a quick net check 1st printed in 1705 though did not find one listed in any library inc. BL. So at time of listing this is the earliest edition for sale. This one is printed & published anonymously , later Joseph Addison added his name, In fact the author published under various names, i.e. Addison, J Addison, Addison Steel, Jodeph Addison to name a few. 13.5 x 20.5cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Malcolm Books]
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        The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, by.

      London 1808 - Forty-four volumes (of 45), 12mo, lacking volume XII, or the seventh of ten volumes of the Spectator. 17 volumes with portrait frontispieces. Contemporary tree calf, gilt banded spines, sunned and with 12 volumes lacking their labels, all but 11 volumes also lacking their small roundels of green morocco showing the volume numbers, some wear to a few spine ends otherwise a pretty and well preserved set. Containing the articles of some of the 18th century&#146;s most brilliant polemicists, including Samuel Johnson, Joseph Warton, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison and Jonathan Swift, this set collects in full twelve publications, viz. the Tatler, the Spectator, the Guardian, the Rambler, the Adventurer, the World, the Connoisseur, the Idler, the Mirror, the Lounger, the Observer and the Looker-on. A major work of scholarship, DNB comments of Chalmers "No man ever edited so many works. for the booksellers of London"

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        The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates, taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living. Bde. III, IV, V (3 von 5 Bdn.).

      London, Printed for the Author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1804, 1806, 1808 - Gr.-8°; Bd. III: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. IV: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. V: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; (Tafeln XLIX -CXX; 72 handkolorierte Kupferstiche), HLdr. goldgeprägt (neu aufgebunden mit dem alten Deckel), Lesebändchen, Rundummarmorschnitt, Deckel etwas geschwärzt (Brandspuren?), innen und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig sonst sauber; Ex Libris a. Vorsatz (Admiral THE HONOURABLE Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 ? 1904), officer of the Royal Navy. Nissen, ZBI 1141; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Bosgoed 792; Dean I, 330. - Neben der Oktavausgabe des Bloch'schen Fischbuches wohl das schönste illustrierte Werk über dieses Thema. Mit überaus sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfern, vielfach gold- bzw. silbergehöht u. mit Eiweißlasur, auf kräftigem Papier. - Jede Tafel ist von einem weißen Deckblatt geschützt. 2400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relazione storica dell'antichità, rovine e residui di Capri.

      Napoli, Luigi e Raffaele Nobile 1808 - In 8vo; pp.26. Bross. moderna. Seconda edizione di questo interessante e rarissimo opuscolo, la prima fu pubblicata nel 1750 quando l'autore era Governatore di Capri. Furcheim, pag.23; Doria, 515: "Edizione molto rara". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marmion a Tale of Flodden Field

      813 - Edinburgh - J. Ballantyne and Co 1808 - A set of attractively bound first edition examples of Scott's popular narrative poems. Marmion is a first edition, second state of the first impression, and one of 2000 copies issued. The poem concerns Lord Marmion who is after a favourite of Henry VIII, the wealthy heiress, Clara de Clare. He implicates her fianc, Sir Ralph De Wilton, in a treasonable plot, but eventually De Wilton has Marmion unmasked just as the battle of Flodden Field begins. Marmion is killed in the battle while De Wilton regains his honor, estates, and Clara. The book was a tremendous success, despite its exceedingly high price at the time of publication. The Lady of the Lake is, first edition, first impression from 1810, and features a frontispiece of Walter Scott. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival. Rokeby is a first edition andfirst impression. Publishers advertisments to the rear. Set in 1644 during the English Civil War, the poem exudesa touch of the supernatural; surrounding a haunted glen. Critical opinion was broadly favourable, with particularly positive reviews appearing in the Antijacobin Review, British Critic, and Monthly Review. The British Critic's reviewer called it 'pure poetry' and predicted that 'the name of Scott will descend to the latest posterity with those of the most established poets'. With Scottish politician Sir William Duff-Gordon's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of The Lady of the Lake. As well as Margaret Scrimgeour bookplate to the front and rearpastedown to Rokeby and Marmion. Condition: Re-backed in decorative calf binding, with gilt boarders and lettering to the spines. Externally, light marks to the boards and wear to extremities. Marmion has slight loss to the front board. The Lady of the Lake and Rokeby has light wear to the head of the front board. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. The Lady of the Lake has light offsetting to title page and marginal spotting to frontispiece. Light scattered spotting to the first few pages of Rokeby. Marmion is clean throughout, aside from the very odd spot to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and William Miller, and John Murray, London, Edinburgh 1808 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      J Ballantyne and Co. For Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh 1808 - Beautifully rebound by Kenny's Book Store in Ireland. Waterstain to top of many pages. Beautifully printed edition. Red Morocco/marberd boards/raised cords gilt rule.1806 watermark present. Poem concerns Lord Marmion and the unmasking of Marmion at the start of the Battle of Flodden Field. Marmion is killed and DeWilton regains all. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Chelsea Hospital &#133; for the Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke,

      London: Printed for J.C. Mottley, Portsmouth, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and H.D. Symonds [& two others],, 1808. Late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America. Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Gurney. 2 volumes octavo (209 × 123 mm) Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, black morocco labels, volume numbers direct to spines, compartments formed by black-stained bands, gilt lozenge centre-tools, zig-zag roll in blind to the spine and corner edges, eau-de-nil endpapers, Folding map frontispiece to each. A little rubbed, joints starting, small chip to spine of volume II, no loss, repaired, frontispieces foxed, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. Includes the sentence leaf - pp829-30 - bound in at the end. An accurate and authoritative account - taken by William Brodie Gurney, grandson of Thomas, the founder of "England&#39;s great stenographic dynasty" - of the aftermath of the notorious debacle at Buenos Aires and Montevideo. "The court martial took seven weeks, and Whitelocke faced four charges covering poor diplomacy, military incompetence, and negotiation of a shameful surrender, each barely relevant to what had happened. He was found guilty and was cashiered. His fault lay in taking on a task beyond his capacity, for which those who appointed him should have shared the blame. It was also a task, in all probability, beyond the capacity of the British forces. All of those who recorded their impressions remarked that holding the Plate area against the wishes of the inhabitants was impossible: they wanted either Spanish rule or independence; a British conquest would have been extremely unpleasant, and ultimately a costly failure. Whitelocke&#39;s surrender and evacuation permitted the army to be returned to Britain to fight the real enemy, Napoleon. Many of Whitelocke&#39;s regiments went to fight in Spain later in 1808. Nevertheless he had shown himself incompetent" (ODNB).

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        GAZETA DE CATALUÑA. Del 1º de octubre de 1813 (nº 82) al 31 de oct. 1813 (nº 91). Del 4 noviembre 1813 (nº 1) al 30 dieciembre de 1813 (nº 20).

      - Vic, de orden y en la imprenta del gobierno superior español de la provincia, 16x22, De pág. 643 a 750 y 252 págs. 1 hoja. Contiene el prospecto de 2 hojas plegadas escrito por Agustín Torres y los suplementos y extraordinarios. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con tejeulo, hierros dorados, perfecta conservación. (Se considera continuadora de la Gazeta militar y política del Principado de Cataluña, que había comenzado a publicar el 23 de agosto de 1808 en Tarragona, y que se siguió estampando en una decena de localidades catalanas en una imprenta volante, siguiendo los destinos de la junta y del ejército en Cataluña a lo largo de la guerra de la independencia. Cambia su título a Gazeta de Cataluña el 31 de octubre de 1813, y lo hace ya ?de orden? del Gobierno Superior Español de la Provincia, que ha sustituido a la Junta Superior del Principado. A partir del cuatro de noviembre de este año comenzará una nueva numeración y paginación y a imprimirse en Vic, a la vez que junto a la cabecera estampará un amplio grabado con los escudos de Castilla y Cataluña, en el que se incluye la leyenda: ?La Constitución ha hermanado las familias de la península? Publicará noticias de la guerra de Cataluña y del resto de España, procedentes de los periódicos de provincias, así como copias de partes de guerra, oficios, etc., del ejército español; y noticias de la guerra en Europa, procedentes de periódicos de las potencias aliadas, especialmente ingleses, pero también de los franceses, algunas veces comentadas, etc.) (52255).

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