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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Original watercolour,.

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson

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

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        Account of the European Settlements in America

      An Account of the European Settlements in AmericaBURKE, Edmund. An Account of the European Settlements in America. Containing an Accurate Description of their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius, and Disposition of their Inhabitants... A New Edition. Illustrated with Maps. London: John Joseph Stockdale, 1808.Considered the best edition of this work, which was first published in 1757. Quarto. [1-5]6-482[-484, ad leaf]. Two engraved maps.Contemporary calf, gilt, with two black morocco spine labels. Marbled endpapers and matching edges. Minor wear to binding; rubbing to joints. Some browning and offsetting to first and last few leaves. Overall, near fine. Armorial bookplate of William Ruddell Clarke, small ticket, and clipped quotation mounted to front pastedown.Sabin 9282. Howes B974. Todd 4h.HBS 66781.$1,500

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        Coelebs In Search of a Wife

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

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

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

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

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

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        The rambler.

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

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

      London : B. Crosby & Co. 1808 - Subject: History - Great Britain - Constitutional. Contemporary calf over marble boards, re-cased in modern aniline calf. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Belagerung von Breslau, vom 6ten December 1806 bis zum 7ten Januar 1807. Ein Anhang zur topographischen Chronik von Breslau. Mit vier Kupfern.

      Graß & Barth,, Breslau, 1808 - Breslau, Graß & Barth, 1808. Groß-8°. 23,5 cm. [3] Blatt, 200 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. Mit 4 Kupfern: kolorierter 'Situations-Plan der Stadt Breslau und ihrer Environs'; kolorierter 'Brand der Wutheschen Häuser den 18ten Nov. 1806', 'Detlef v. Lehstens Tod fürs Vaterland d. 16 Decbr. 1806' und 'Es wird nicht capituliert! Es lebe der König'. Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, berieben, bestoßen. Innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 4 copper engravings. Contemporary hardcover with stronger traces of use. Cover bumped, rubbed. Inside nearly fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poemas, que ao Illustrissimo Senhor Manoel Paes de Aragão Trigozo .

      Coimbra, Na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1808. - 216 pp. 8°, contemporary blue speckled wrappers (some wear). Light browning, occasional light foxing. Uncut. Very good to fine. Old signature (scored) on title-page. Contemporary printed label of the Lisbon bookseller Francisco Baptista Oliveira de Mesquita pasted on front free endleaf verso. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this collection of 65 sonnets, 18 odes, 20 longer poems in various meters, and a few epigrams. It includes an "Ode a Cristovão Colombo" (pp. 76-9) and a poem entitled "O heroismo feminino" (pp. 131-5). Pages 209-16 contain a list of subscribers. The author, a native of Parnahyba, Piauí, was studying law at Coimbra when the French invaded Portugal. He enlisted in the Corpo Militar Acadêmico and fought throughout the war. Saraiva de Carvalho e Silva later held several government posts in Brazil. He died in Pirahy in 1852.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 811; @Período colonial, p. 371. Innocêncio VI, 330; XVII, 133. Blake VI, 348. Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, @Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular III, 254. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books, 808/35. Not in Bosch, Palha or Rodrigues. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal or Avila-Perez. NUC: DLC-P4, InU, RPJCB. OCLC: 15285722 (Houghton Library, Library of Congress, University of Toronto at Downsview, Indiana University, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, University of California Los Angeles, Stanford University Library, Biblioteca do Senado Federal-Brasilia; there is also a microform at European Register of Microform and Digital Masters); 256717674 (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg); 504767054 (British Library). Porbase locates only one hard copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (lacking pp. 209-16, the list of subscribers), as well as two microfilm copies in the same institution. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems original and translated … Second edition

      Newark, by S. and J. Ridge; sold also by B. Crosby and Son [& 3 others in London],, 1808. Small octavo. Contemporary diced calf, smooth spine attractively gilt in compartments, double gilt rules, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece of Harrow, without half-title as issued. Early bookplate of Philip Jackson. Spine lightly sunned, extremities a little rubbed, but an excellent copy in a pretty binding. Though styled the second edition, this is actually the fourth of Byron's Newark-printed volumes of juvenilia (following Fugitive Pieces 1806, Poems on various Occasions 1807 and Hours of Idleness 1807), each successive volume varying only slightly from its predecessor. This is one of the copies surreptitiously reprinted by Ridge on paper watermarked 1811, with no top serif to the letter E in the word Poems on the title-page, stanza 6 on page 29 misnumbered 4 and the misprint "aaid" corrected to "said" in the footnote on page 115.

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      T. Davidson for the Juvenile Library, London 1808 - 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.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pictures of tilling and weaving

      Himeji Kokodo 1808. - Scarce JAPANESE EDITION of one of the most celebrated Chinese illustrated books, whose series of 46 exquisite woodcut illustrations are unquestionably the best known Chinese pictures of agricultural and sericultural technology, some of its classic images having been copied on pottery for three centuries. THE RENDERING OF PERSPECTIVE IN SOME OF THE SCENES HAS LONG BEEN THOUGHT TO SHOW EUROPEAN INFLUENCE, PROBABLY THE RESULT OF CONTACT WITH JESUIT PAINTERS OR THEIR WESTERN BOOKS IN BEIJING, AND AN EXCEPTIONAL OCCURRENCE IN THE HIGHLY TRADITIONAL ART OF CHINESE WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATION.

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        Voyage aux Indes orientales, par le P. Paulin de S. Barthélemy, Missionnaire ; traduit de l'italien par M***, Avec des observations de MM. Anquetil du Perron, J. R. Forster et Silvestre de Sacy ; Et une dissertation de M. Anquetil sur la propriété individuelle et foncière dans l'Inde et en Égypte.

      A Paris, Chez Tourneisen Fils, Libraire, 1808 - 3 vol. in-8° ; portrait front.-(2)-496 pp.-XI/(2)-558 pp.-IV/(2)-IV-508 pp.XLVIII-II, demi-veau, dos lisse orné, filets or, p. de titre et de tomaison rouge brique, tranches jaunes mouchetées rouges, quelques usures aux mors sans gravité, reliure uniforme de l'époque sans l'atlas, bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY WITHOUT ATLAS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grave, a poem

      London: Bensley for R. H. Gromek. 1808. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 1808, First Edition with Blake's illustrations, engraved by Schiavonetti. Hardcover, large 4to (13.75 x 11.25 inches),possible large paper edition in 1840-50's half-leather with marbled boards. Complete with 12 engraved plates plus frontis of Blake. Leather spine and corners with light wear, and faint remnants of past restoration. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown. Minor foxing to margins. 36 pp. poem, complete with illustrations, Blake's dedication to the Queen, list of subscribers and a 4 page prospectus for an illustrated edition of 'Canterbury Tales' in the rear. Digital images available upon request.

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        Sur la colorisation des corps (66: pp.152-167; 290-317; 67: pp.5-25; 113-151, 3 Taf.).

      - Ann. de Chim. 1, 65-67. - A Prais, Chez Bernard, 1808, 8°, 336 pp., 1 Taf.; 336, 2 Taf.; 336 pp., 1 Taf., 2 abweichende Halbledereinbände der Zeit; frisches Exemplar. First Print - Hassenfratz defined the term "complementary color" ! - - It was the physics professor Jean Henri Hassenfratz (1755-1827) who gave the most thorough treatment of color and the most radical overhaul of Newtonian theory. His first critique of Newtonian color was given as a lecture at the Cours révolutionnaire in 1794, and was then printed in the Journal de l'École Polytechnique. He began with the same phenomenon as Monge, that is, the blue shadows of sunrise. But then continued on that there was nothing particular about sunrise. Rather, every shadow that one observed was colored in some way, even those of high noon that looked perfectly black. Hassenfratz investigated the shadows produced by various light sources, and found that they took on every color of the prism. Like Monge, he concluded that these colors could not be solely the property of the physical particles. Hassenfratz also noticed that not only were the shadows colored, but also they seemed to come in complementary pairs. He observed the situation when there were multiple light sources in play, competing with the light of the sun or atmosphere. In this case, there were anywhere from two to six different colors visible in the shadows. If there were two colors, Hassenfratz claimed, it was always the case that these two colors were complements of one another. If there were three colors, one of them was always the complement of the two others. And so on for any number of shadows. One of these colors would always depend on the color of whatever object was providing the reflected light. For example, if the room was dominated by light reflecting off of slate surfaces, the shadows would be bluish. If the light was reflected off of plants or trees, the shadows would look green. All of this made sense, and Hassenfratz admitted that it could be easily predicted by current understandings of color and shadows. What was less predictable, however, was the presence of the second complementary color, which existed even in the absence of any body capable of reflecting that color. - - Hassenfratz was careful to define the term "complementary color," because this was one of the first instances of its use in the French language. He pointed out that the notion of complementary colors did not in any way oppose Newton's claim that white light was made up of an infinite number of homogeneous colors. This part of Newton's work, found in book one of the Opticks, was entirely compatible with his observations. It was the second part of Newton's color theory, found in Book 2 of the Opticks, with which Hassenfratz disagreed. This part had to do with the causes of color generation, and particularly the analogy with Newton's rings. - - Hassenfratz published the full run of his critique "On the Coloring of Bodies" in the 1808 edition of the Annales. "Optics," he lamented, "has remained stationary since the publication of Newton's experiments on light." The authority of the great man, he claimed, prevented serious research on even the most problematic aspects of the theory. In particular, Hassenfratz proposed to examine the central analogy posited between the natural color of objects and those created in the air gaps of Newton's rings. - - Hassenfratz proposed to test Newton's theory by looking at the spectra of light that had passed through colored glass. According to Newton's theory, the spectrum of light that has been reflected from a colored body must be the same as the spectrum of a thin film of the same color. As the rules involved in putting these mixtures of light together were very precise, there were only certain ." Theresa Levitt, The Shadow of Enlightenment : Optical and Political Transparency in France . (2009), pp.26-27 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U. (&quote;JHVoß&quote;).

      Heidelberg, 16. Juli 1808.. ½ S. 110:211 mm.. Bestätigt, &quote;von dH Mohr und Zimmer auf Abschlag unserer Rechnung erhalten [zu haben] fünfhundert acht und achtzig Gulden, sechs Kreuzer&quote;. - Etwas angestaubt; die Verso-Seite mit kleiner zeitgen. Notiz zum Verfasser. - Beiliegend ein aus der Zeit stammendes Blatt von nicht identifizierter Hand mit zwei möglicherweise von Voß stammenden Aphorismen: &quote;XXXVI. | Der allzufriedene Urtheiler. | Nicht die Güte zu loben, so lobet oft [?] er all' in einander. | Wer die Schlechten nicht haßt, liebet die Guten auch nicht&quote; (½ S. 73:76 mm).

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        seder Haggadah al Pesach im targum Ashkenazi

      Georg Hrashantski, Vienna, Wien, Austria 1808 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1. Yudlov 512. Yaari 358. The Ashkenazi translation is not by R. Moshe Dessau but rather by Yoel Bril. Small, attractive, Hebrew signature of early owner on top corner of title page: Herz Meir Schollberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1808 - HASTINGS, Sally. POEMS ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. To Which is Added, A Descriptive Account of a Family Tour to the West; In the Year, 1800. In a Letter to a Lady. Lancaster, Pa.: William Dickson, 1808. Limited edition, "Printed and Sold .for the Benefit of the Authoress" by subscription. 220 pp. 12mo., rebound in 3/4 green leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped title to spine, top-edge gilt. Bookplate to ffep. Spine is sunned to brown. Joints are rubbed and weak, and just starting, but the boards are still attached. Light foxing to one section of text, else clean. It is a very scarce book in a fragile binding. Hastings (1773 - 1812) was a poet of local celebrity in Lancaster, PA at the turn of the 19th century. Her work combines religious sentiment with odes to nature and to acquaintances among her literary circle; her travel diary includes interesting descriptions of what was then the western frontier. (Streeter Sale vol. 2, 834; Howes H-289).

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        Episodios nacionales (10 Vols.)

      - Historia de la Edad Media y Moderna. España. Años 1808 a 14 (94(460)"1808/14") Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XIX. (821.134.2-31"18") Imp. y lit. de La Guirnalda. Madrid. 1882. 27 cm. 10 Vols., il. grab. Encuadernacion en tapa dura con lomo en piel, nervios y estampados dorados . Tomo II con lomo rasgado . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. Firma del anterior propietario. GA30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of the trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late vice president of the United States) for treason, and for a misdemeanor: in preparing the means of a military expedition against Mexico, a territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were a

      Hopkins and Earle 1808 - 2 volume set. 8vo. 1st edition, Hopkins & Earle, 1808 printing. Morocco spine labels. Contemporary sheep skin binding. Covers are rubbed and worn. Internally generally good, with limited foxing/browning. (Howles B1013; Sabin 9434) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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