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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]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Gullà]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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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’étoiles insérées dans des motifs géométriques très fins, le tout doré, encadrement composé d’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]

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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’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]

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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 … 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'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's surrender and evacuation permitted the army to be returned to Britain to fight the real enemy, Napoleon. Many of Whitelocke'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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      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1808, 15x21, 2 tomos: I- 429 págs. II-143 págs. 68 láminas desplegables con figuras grabadas. Encuadernados en pasta española de época bien conservada, papel limpio, láminas en perfecto estado. (52206).

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        Geschiedenis van den jongst-geëindigden oorlog, tot op het sluiten van den vrede te Amiëns. Bijzonder met betrekking tot de Bataafsche Republiek. (Complete in 10 vols.).

      Asd., Johannes Allart, 1802-1808. - 10 vols. With engr. frontisp., author's portr., fold. col. map of the Netherlands, 3 fold.plts., 2 fold. tables. Appendices, index. Contemp.half calf, red leather title label on spines. Good set. (Bindings sl. rubbed, corners a bit dam.; vol. 9 with sl. marginal waterst., incl. to portrait). * De Buck 2996. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1808 - ACCUM, Frederick. SYSTEM OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY Two Volumes, with Plates. From the Improved London Edition. Philadelphia, Kimber and Conrad, 1808. Octavo. Two volumes. xx,393pp.; xx,431[7}pp. +VIIff. First American edition. Contains seven engraved plates. First published in 1803, Accum'swas one of the earliest chemical texts to be based on Lavoisier's principles. Accum (1769-1838) was born in Germany, and came to London in 1793 to work in a pharmacy. He became a lecturer in chemistry and an expert on gas lighting and on culinary chemistry. He was arraigned for "mutilating books" at the Royal Institution, and left England in disgrace. His later books, some quite successful, were published under the name Mucca. Tree-calf, showing rubbing and some wear to extremities. Light soil to a few pages, and foxing to plat$850.00

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        The Microcosm of London

      London: T. Bensley,, [1808–10]. 3 volumes, quarto (332 × 265 mm). Contemporary brown calf rebacked, spines gilt in compartments, green and red morocco labels, floral roll and cornerpieces to boards gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved title and dedication page to each volume, 104 hand-coloured plates. Bindings rubbed and scuffed, wear to corners, contents lightly tanned, offsetting from plates, small rectangular piece cut from front blank of volume I. A very good set. First edition, early issue with a number of the plates in their first state. The plates are from drawings by Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) and Augustus Pugin (1762–1832). Pugin supplied the architectural drawings, which have an accuracy and serene beauty that contrasts nicely with Rowlandson's images of Londoners engaged in their everyday life. The excellence of the work is completed by the text, which forms an admirable adjunct to the plates, with vol. I and II by William Henry Pyne (1769–1843) and vol. III by William Combe (1741–1823).

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Gambier" to Vice Admiral Sir John Duckworth "off Ushant", About the Admiralty's Orders that "Lieutenant Brompton to be discharged from St. George, without waiting to be superceded with directions to join the Neptune immediately"].

      1808 - Caledonia in Hamoze, 21 September 1808. Folio (ca. 31,5x20 cm). 2 pp. Brown ink on Whatman laid paper watermarked '1806'; numbered and docketed in secretarial hand on verso. Written in secretarial hand and signed by Gambier. A fine letter. This official letter was signed by Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier, when he was the commander of the Channel Fleet of the Royal Navy (1808-1811), and addressed to Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1747-1817), then the second in command of the Mediterranean Fleet. The letter concerns the transfer of one of Gambier's officers from his flagship HSM Royal George (1788) to HSM Neptune (1797), a 98-gun second rate ship of the line. She was just about to embark to the West Indies where she would become the flagship of the British invasion to the French colony of Martinique in January 1809 under command of Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane. Gambier wrote the letter on board HMS Caledonia (1808), a 120-gun first-rate ship of the line, which had been launched earlier that year at Plymouth. Sir James Gambier also was the Governor of Newfoundland (1802-1804), and a Lord of the Admiralty. He participated in the American War of Independence, gained the distinction in the Glorious First of June in 1794, and commanded the naval forces in the campaign against Copenhagen (1807) and in the Battle of the Basque Roads (1809). Gambier was a founding benefactor of Kenyon College in the United States, so the town that was founded with it, Gambier, Ohio is named after him. Mount Gambier, South Australia, the extinct volcano and the later city, and the Gambier Island in British Columbia are also named after him (Wikipedia). Sir John Thomas Duckworth "served during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as the Governor of Newfoundland during the War of 1812, and a member of the British House of Commons during his semi-retirement. Serving with most of the great names of the Royal Navy during the later 18th and early 19th centuries, he fought almost all of Britain's enemies on the seas at one time or another, including a Dardanelles operation that would be remembered a century later during the First World War. He commanded at the Battle of San Domingo, the last great fleet action of the Napoleonic Wars" (Wikipedia).

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        An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]

      Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London 1808 - Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty, and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and untrimmed copy A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted, damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]

      London: Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], 1808. Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty, and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and untrimmed copy A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted, damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed

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        The Grave, A Poem Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.

      London: T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek, 1808. First Edition. Cloth. Quarter Morocco Slipcase, with cloth chemise. Very Good. Folio-sized. 37 by 30 cm. xiv, 36, [4] pp. Engraved frontis portrait of Blake. Engraved title, followed by 11 plates. This copy includes list of subscribers, a poem "To the Queen" by Blake, an advertisement referencing Henry Fuseli's favorable comments on the designs followed by Fuseli's short exegesis and a prospectus for Chaucer's Pilgrims. This particular copy had belonged originally to artist and engraver James Neagle, who collaborated with Blake on several projects and later settled in Philadelphia. (His inscription is written in a calligraphic hand on one of the preliminary pages.) With a later quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Scattered mostly light foxing -- heavier on frontis and title, and affecting plate margins more than text leaves. Offsetting. Considerable wear to the original boards. Rebacked spine. Moderate wear to the slipcase, which remains structurally sound and attractive.

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        Traité des pierres précieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres à recevoir le poli et à orner les monumens publics et les edifices particuliers (.)

      Schoell, Paris 1808 - Deux volumes in-8 (208 x 134 mm), demi basane marron, dos lisse orné de filets, plats de papier jaspé décoré d'un monogramme (reliure d'époque). Orné de 8 planches dépliantes. (frottements, petit manque à la coiffe supérieure du tome 1, coins usés, mouillure au bas des pages du tome 1, rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (208 x 134 mm), half brown roan, smooth spine tooled with fillets, mottled paper covers tooled with a monogram (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 8 folfing plates. (rubbings, small lack of leather on top of spine vol. 1, corners used, water-stain on bottom of pages vol. 1, brownings).

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        The Road Side. From an original Picture in the Collection of Thos. Lister Parker Esqr

      W. Say, London 1808 - A beautiful composition expertly rendered by one of the greatest mezzotinters of his time. William Owen "was sent in 1786 to London, where he became a pupil of Charles Catton, R.A., the coach-painter. Soon afterwards he attracted the notice of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose picture of Perdita he had copied, and he was indebted to Reynolds for some valuable advice. He entered the Royal Academy as a student in 1791, and his earliest exhibited works. appeared in the exhibition of 1792; and in each succeeding year, except 1823, he contributed portraits and occasional rustic subjects. Some of the most eminent men of the day were among his sitters, and his portraits were truthful and characteristic.Owen was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1804, and an academician in 1806. In 1810 he was appointed portrait-painter to the Prince of Wales, and in 1813 principal portrait-painter to the prince-regent, who offered him the honour of knighthood, which he declined."( DNB ). William Say (1768-1834) came to London at about twenty years old "and obtained instruction from James Ward (1769-1859), who was then practising mezzotint engraving. Say became an able and extremely industrious engraver, working entirely in mezzotint, and between 1801 and 1834 executed no fewer than 335 plates, a large proportion of which are portraits of contemporary celebrities, from pictures by Beechey, Hoppner, Lawrence, Northcote, Reynolds, and others. Say was one of the engravers employed by Turner upon his Liber Studiorum, for which he executed eleven of the published and two of the unpublished plates. In 1807 he was appointed engraver to the Duke of Gloucester.An almost complete set of Say's works, in various states, was presented to the British Museum by his son in 1852' ( DNB ) The implied narrative is of a mother and her young family on a long journey on foot, who have found a place to rest and nurse the baby. But the message of the image is not about rural poverty but rather about familial union. Everyone is asleep or nearly, exhausted and vulnerable, and yet safe and protected in their togetherness. The white clothing and pink faces make a radiant diagonal rounded into a self-contained unit by the little girl at her mother's feet and the drowsy boy above, in sharp contrast to the dark plants, rocks and sky beyond them. Mezzotint, printed in colours, with touches of hand-colouring, by William Say (cut to plate mark and expertly re-margined to top and sides). Title margin fo.

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

      Printed for William W. Bulmer and Co., London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 - 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. Finely 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. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TORTURAS CHINAS (1808)

      1808 - MATERIA: Libro antiguo sobre torturas practicadas en China con grabados coloreados. IMPRESOR: William Miller, London, 1808. DESCRIPCIÓN: [54] p., 22 grabados calcográficos en color de época. Edición de 1808, con los grabados calcográficos de 1801. Folio, 380 mm. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Bella encuadernación en plena piel de época. Decoración en plano y contraplano con filete y formas vegetales en dorado. COMENTARIOS: Rara obra con delicados y magistrales grabados de principios del siglo XIX, que muestra las torturas y penas practicadas en la China del siglo XVIII. Bajo la apariencia de un cuento infantil, la obra proporciona detalladas ilustraciones de las crueldades chinas con las que se castigaba a ladrones, defraudadores, malos interpretes, a los que se llegaba a mutilar y en los casos más graves aplicar la pena de muerte. Las imágenes representan los siguientes escenas:1. Reo ante el juez; 2. Reo enviado al penal; 3. El juicio; 4. Sufriendo el apaleamiento: Tumbado boca abajo, uno de los ayudantes del magistrado se apoya sobre él, mientras que otro le apalea el trasero con una bara de bambú; 5. Retorcimiento de las orejas; 6. La tortura swing: se dispone al reo suspendido por los hombros y los tobillos, situación muy dolorosa. Lápiz, tinta y papel, dispuestos para anotar la confesión. Castigo infligido a comerciantes defraudadores o tramposos. 7. Castigar a un barquero: el penado es obligado a ponerse de rodillas, le agarran del cabello y le golpean en la cara, con una especie de doble raqueta, fabricada con grueso cuero. 8. Castigar a un intérprete por una traducción errónea: Un gran trozo de caña de bambú se coloca detrás de las rodillas del reo, los catigadores pisan la caña a cada extremo y se van acercado y alejando del extremo, causando gran dolor; 9. El potro; 10. Tortura del dedo; 11. Ardor en los ojos de un hombre con cal: pequeñas limaduras de cal son depositadas en algodones y aplicados en los ojos; 12. Un malhechor encadenado a una barra de hierro; 13. El collar de madera: Castigo vergonzoso que se aplica normalmente a los ladrones durante tres meses. Collar fabricado de piezas pesadas de madera, con un orificio central; 14. Un hombre atado a un pedazo de madera; 15. Un malhechor en una jaula; 16. El castigo del tubo de madera; 17. Incapacitación por el corte de los tendones; 18. Confinamiento; 19. Delincuente camino del destierro; 20. Camino a la ejecución; 21. La pena de muerte de la cuerda; 22. La forma de la decapitación: aplicado a los conspiradores, asesinos, y personas que atentan contra el emperador. La decapitación para los chinos, es el tipo más desgraciado de muerte. CONSERVACIÓN: Regular estado, encuadernación restaurada en el lomo y con pequeños rozes, puntos de oxido, algun trazo de lapiz y pequeñas rasgaduras en el borde del papel de algunas hojas.

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        Iconographie Grecque (1808) [and] Planches de l'iconographie Romaine (1817): Two Works in One

      Paris: De l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aine. (1808-1817). First. First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 18" x 24". Two complete works in one volume, each with a separate engraved title page: 59 [and] 69 engraved plates. All 128 plates with the original tissue guards laid in. Contemporary half calf and diaper cloth boards. Bookplate of Emma Cooper & William Poole Bancroft on the front pastedown. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small ink stamp on the title pages and plates. Both boards are worn and detached, else a good sound copy with scattered foxing. The ancient Greek and Roman portrait sculpture, medallions, coins, and related antiquities are expertly engraved and printed with a striking three-dimensional effect. The plates collate thus: Iconographie Grecque (1-39, 39, 40-57, Supplement A.); Planches de l'iconographie Romaine (1-16, A, B, 17-24, 24, 25-39, 39, 40-63, 64A, 64B). .

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        Carte Du Tyrol Verifiee et Corrigee Sur Les Memoires De Depuis et De La Luzerne et Reduite D'apres Celle d'Anich et Hueber, Publiee En l'An 9 Au Depot General De La Guerre, et Augmente Du Voralberg, En 1808

      Depot General De La Guerre, Vienna Vienne Wien 1808 - A very large, uncoloured folding map, comprising six sheets, dissected into a total of 120 sections, mounted on linen. The total unfolded size is 203 x 170cm. When folded the six sheets fit into a marbled paper covered chemise and a contemporary outer slip case covered in marbled paper with a leather gilt spine giving it the appearance of a book when on the library shelf. The case bears the tile and the impressed mark of the Vienna retailer D'Artaria. The map is in excellent clean condition and the case has only minor wear with some fading to the gilt lettering. The map, on a scale of 15 German miles to a degree, extends from the eastern shores oif Lake Constance [Bodensee] to Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden in the east and from Isny and Kempten in the north to Lake Garda in the south. The areas surrounding the Tyrol [parts of Bavaria, Carinthia, Italy, Switzerland, etc] have details of rivers and towns but, unlike the main area of the map, do not show contours. A map from the era of the Napoleonic Wars.

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        Carta delle stazioni militari, navigazione, e poste del Regno d'Italia eseguita nel Deposito Generale della Guerra per ordine del Ministro della Guerra nell'anno 1808.

      - Grande carta geografica in 8 segmenti montati a suo tempo su 4 pezzi di tela azzurra di mm. 950 X 1260.

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        The History of Barbados from the Discovery of the Island in the Year 1605 Till The Accession of Lord Seaforth 1801 [1ST EDITION 1808]

      London: Printed for J Mawman 1808 - 4to, xxix, [7], 668pp; rebound into half tree calf leather binding, red leather spine label with gilt title, condition: VERY GOOD. 1st Edition 1808. This 1st Edition title begins: "The discovery of Barbadoes is involved in great obscurity than that of any of the adjacent Islands. Placed at the south-eastern extremity of the great American Archipelago, it remained unknown, or unnoticed, for upwards of a century after the bold and enterprising genius of Columbus had extended the bounds of the habitable globe. No mention is made of this Island in the journals or charts of any European Navigator earlier than the year 1600." The book presents a rich Barbadian history including: Slavery and its Laws; Governors; Fortifications and Colonial Representation; The inhabitants, Wars & Military Operations, Taxes and regulation of the Gold Coin, Parliament, Commotions in Bridgetown and MUCH MORE. Binding firm. Light rubbing to top/tail of spine and corners. Armorial book plate to front paste down. Offsetting to end papers. Spotting to prelims and in places internally else clean and bright. VERY GOOD ORDER [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Dublin, 1808.Pamphlet, 1808, 8vo, 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 12 pages including the title page, 8 leaves of blank paper at rear as padding, rebound in modern quarter dark brown calf, marbled boards, new black endpapers. Title page dusty and laid down to repair outer margin (30 mm) no loss of text, A2r has 3 old ink lines in box shape to top margin which have bled through slightly to verso and some small traces of glue to top margin due to removal of label, outer margins of all pages slightly trimmed, no loss of text, 1 leaf has short diagonal closed tear neatly repaired at inner margin, not affecting text, last leaf dusty with neat old ink name in lower margin. Good copy of a rare item. We could not locate another copy at time of listing in any major library in UK. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph letter signed, 4pp., concerning hospital sanitation.

      Paris 1808 - Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard (1737-1816). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, 13 May 1808. 4pp. 185 x 117 mm. Fine. Excellent letter from French chemist Guyton de Morveau on hospital fumigation, a practice that he pioneered. In 1773 Guyton de Morveau began using chemical fumigation to control "putrid emanations" in hospitals and other unhealthy environments, believing that epidemic diseases were carried by the foul airs emitted from decaying flesh. He later introduced the practice of chlorine disinfection, which he described in his Traité des moyens de désinfecter l'air (1801). He was one of the original editors of the Annales de chimie, and worked with Lavoisier, Berthollet and Fourcroy in creating the first systematic method of chemical nomenclature.Guyton de Morveau's letter, written to someone who had corresponded with him on hospital sanitation, reads in part as follows:"J'aurais [.] manquer à un devoir d'humanité de garder pour moi seul vos précieuses observations sur les moyens d'entretenir la salubrité des hôpitaux. Je les ai fait insérer dans les Annales de chimie, et sur ce que me dit une des Membres du Directoire central qu'en effet les moyens préservatifs étaient trop souvent négligés je crois faire une chose utile que d'appeler à ce sujet la sollicitude du Ministre en lui adressant un exemplaire de l'article des Annales que j'avais fait tirer séparément. "Je vous envoie cy joint un de ces exemplaires où vous retrouverez votre lettre, qui a été imprimée sur l'original sans aucun changement. En la relisant, je n'ai pu imaginer ce que vous pourriez regretter d'y avoir écrit, et vous ne regretterez surement pas non plus l'approbation que vous avez la bonté de donner à l'image que j'en ai fait. M. Parmentier mon confrère à l'Institut et de la Société des Annales de chimie, m'a aussi parlé de cette lettre, ce qui me fait penser que le Ministre a bien pu exciter le zèle des inspecteurs de santé à cette occasion, mais il n'y a pas de mal à cela . . .[I would have violated a duty to humanity in keeping your precious observations on maintaining hospital sanitation to myself. I had them inserted into the Annales de chimie, and since one of the members of the Directoire central tells me that preventive methods are too often overlooked I believe I have done a useful thing in calling this subject to the attention of the Minister by sending him a copy of the article from the Annales which I had printed separately.I send you enclosed one of these copies where you will find your letter printed from the original without any changes. In reading it over, I cannot imagine what you might regret having written there, and you will surely not regret the approval that you kindly grant to the picture I have drawn. M. Parmentier my associate at the Institute and in the Society of the Annales de chimie, has also talked to me about this letter, which makes me think that the Minister can very well stir up the health inspectors' enthusiasm on this occasion, but there is no harm in this . . .]"Parmentier" refers to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737-1813), the famous nutritional chemist and promoter of potatoes as food for humans. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beispiele ihrer zweckmässigen Anwendung für die Generale der österreichischen Armee.

      Vienna, Imperial Press 1808 - Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beispiele ihrer zweckmässigen Anwendung für die Generale der österreichischen Armee. Vienna, Aus der Kaiserl. Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerey, 1808. Folio. [2]f + 169p. text and with 25 hand coloured folding maps and plans engraved by Johann Renard, Kilian Ponheimer, and Anton & Hieronymus Benedict. Including movable flaps. Publisher’s marbled boards;moroco spine with label. A specially prepared illustrated edition of the author’s strategic guide lines for advanced warfare issued in a very limited number of copies for presentation only to general officers. We offer the personal copy of General Baron Cordon, Austrian War Minister until 1849. The original text, first published in 1806, is here enriched with 25 fine hand-coloured maps and plans accompanied by explanatory texts; moveable flaps have been added to plates 7, 12, 14, 18, and 21 to illustrate various stages of troop movements; plate 8 demonstrates square formations attacking Turkish positions; plates 9 – 11 represent troop movements to protect convoys.Archduke Charles (1771-1848), Austrian commander-in-chief from 1806, and victor of the battle of Aspern-Esslingen, carried through far-reaching army reforms in line with the changes in warfare resulting from the experiences of the early Napoleonic campaigns. This work was highly recommended by Marshal Marmont, one of the author's distinguished opponents, who discussed it in his 'Esprit des Institutions Militaires'(1845). The Archduke's instructions for infantry and light cavalry written in 1798 remain unpublished. A fresh large-paper copy with contemporary ownership manuscript ink entry ‘General Major und Brigadier Baron Cordon’ inside frontcover; a 3 line manuscript entry below neatly blocked out. An early bookseller’s note on verso of last blank leaf pointing out the rarity of the impression, privately published and never for sale. Holzmann-Bohatta II, 8150; Hamann 219f; Wurzbach VI, 372ff (378). SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler -

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

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        Der Befreiungs-Krieg der Katalonier

      in den Jahren 1808 bis 1814. 2 vols. Breslau 1821-27. With map and 4 plans, all folded. XVIII + 359; X + (2) + 216 pp. Nice contemporary full mottled calf, richly decorated with gold on spine and boards and with coloured labels. Library stamp on titlepage

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        Modern State of Spain: Exhibiting a complete View of its Topography, Government, Laws, Religion, Finances, Naval and Military Establishments, and of Society, Manners, Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, and Commerce in that Country. . To which are added Essays on Spain by M. Peyron, and the book of the Post Roads.

      John Stockdale, London 1808 - 1ª ed. 13x21. 4 vols. de xi + 379pp. 1h., iv + 360pp., iv + 580pp. 2h. y 3h. 392 + 24pp. Holandesa piel con puntas. Bonita encuadernación con tejuelos y dorados. Lomos profesionalmente reforzados. Guardas nuevas. Algunas huellas de óxido debido a la mala calidad del papel, pero buenos ejemplares y un atractivo conjunto. Además de estos 4 vols., hubo un Atlas en cuarto. Este es bastante más que un libro de viajes. Jean François, barón de Bourgoing estuvo destinado dos veces a la embajada de Madrid, la segunda vez como embajador (1792-1793.) Habla de la economía de España, su agricultura, política, religión, arte, comunicaciones, y con este trasfondo, su descripción de Madrid, sus parques y palacios, el Escorial, sus viajes por Bilbao, Vitoria, Valladolid, Segovia, Toledo, Avila, Zaragoza, Cordoba, GranadaSevilla, Cádiz, Málaga, Valencia, Cataluña etc. muestran un nivel de comprensión poco usual en los libros extranjeros sobre España. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1808 - Quattordici volumi di cm. 20, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Ritratto inciso dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Esemplare portante le armi di M.J. Rhodesin impresse in oro al centro dei piatti di tutti i volumi; presenti anche i suoi ex-libris. Bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La raccolta è così suddivisa: Volume I.: Cominciamento e progresso dell'arte di intagliare in rame colle vite di molti de' piu' eccellenti maestri. Volume II-III: Vocabolario dell'arte del Disegno. Volume IV-XIV: Notizie de' professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua. Ottima e stimata edizione che contiene delle aggiunte rispetto alle precedenti impressioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reden an die deutsche Nation.

      Realschulbuchhandlung,, Berlin, 1808 - Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1808. 8°. 490 S., (2) Bl. Pappband der Zeit mit späterem Lederrückenschild. Goedeke V, 8, 18; Borst 1068; Brieger 470; Ziegenfuss 1342; Kosch IV, 988. Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Werkes über die Idee des Staats im Sinne der Romantik, fussend auf Fichtes Vorlesungen an der Akademie 1807-08, als Deutschland von Frankreich besetzt war. - Titel gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig, erstes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Pappband der Zeit mit späterem Lederrückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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