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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti in Italian

      Pavia, 1808. <p>Concerning Publication of His Masterpiece on Hernias</p><p>Scarpa, Antonio (1747-1832). Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti (1757-1836), in Italian. Pavia, 28 November 1808. 1 page, 258 x 191 mm., address on verso. Lightly creased where previously folded, small lacuna in upper margin repaired where seal was broken, but otherwise clean and fine. English translation accompanies. </p><p>Fascinating letter concerning the publication of Scarpa&#39;s great folio masterpiece on hernia, Sull&#39;ernie (1809; Garrison-Morton 3583), from which come the eponyms "Scarpa&#39;s fascia" (creasteric fascia) and "Scarpa&#39;s triangle" (of the thigh); although the letter does not mention Sull&#39;ernie by name, the date and content of the letter leave little doubt as to the identity of the work it discusses. </p><p>Scarpa spent much of the money he earned as professor of anatomy at Pavia to produce and print his magnificent anatomical works, which were illustrated with beautifully engraved plates prepared after Scarpa&#39;s drawings by his house artist, Faustino Anderloni. However, in 1808, the year before the publication of Sull&#39;ernie, Scarpa found himself strapped for cash-probably due to the enormous amount of money he had spent on his Sull&#39;aneurisma (1804), another lavishly illustrated folio, and was forced to solicit funds from friends and fellow medical men, including Aglietti, professor of practical medicine at the Venice Hospital.</p><p> In the present letter, which accompanied a copy of Sull&#39;ernie for Aglietti&#39;s review, Scarpa alluded to the difficulty he had had in completing this work, and the financial predicament in which he found himself: </p><p>"I have incurred a major expense in completing this project. I must confess to you that I am still frightened by the expenses I had incurred for my last work on aneurysm. In order for me to avoid bankruptcy, I will need help from other professionals as associates to assist in publishing this project. I am also hoping to publish this work in separate fascicules at an affordable price." Scarpa went on to state that he had already asked "all my Italian friends" to be subscribers to Sull&#39;ernie, and that "now I am asking you for the same favor. Since you are well respected as a professional and very well known in Venice, I believe that you would be the right person to encourage other surgeons, as well as other physicians, to join in the effort to publish my work." </p><p>At the foot of the letter is a list of persons and institutions, all of whom presumably received similar letters from Scarpa. Besides Aglietti, the list includes the names of Cesare Ruggieri (1768-1828), professor of practical surgery at the University of Padua; Francesco Pajola (1741-1816), the Venetian lithotomist; and the Pub. Societe di Medicina. DSB. Hirsch (Aglietti et al.). Monti / Lauria, Antonio Scarpa, pp. 67-68. </p>

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

      London: Printed By George Bigg And London, Printed By W. Ballintine [1793-1808] - With the unpublished material for vol. 2 part 5 added but continuing the pagination and register from the first issue. Referenced by: ESTC t144414. Physical desc. : 2 v. , plates : maps [all present]; 33 cm (4? ) Subjects; Commerce - Asia - History & Oriental literature -Translations into English - 18th century - Periodicals - Early works to 1800. Margins wormed with some stain toning. Finely and period sympathetically bound in full, modern aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting title and volume-number labels. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 1 pp.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        American ornithology; or, The natural history of the birds of the United States . . . . ; American ornithology; or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson

      Bradford and Inskeep; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, I: 1808; 1810; II: 1825; 1828; 1828., Philadelphia: - Vols. I and II of nine volumes. Folio (350 x 265 mm); Vols. I, II, and III of four volumes. Folio (375 x 290 mm) iv (ie., vi), 158; v-xii, 13-167, [1] pp. Each volume with 9 numbered hand-coloured plates. I. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. II. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. I. First edition of "the first truly great American ornithology . . . absolutely basic as a collector's item" (Bennett). Wilson's Ornithology was an artistic, scientific, and commercial undertaking of magisterial proportions. His plates depict 320 figures of 262 species, including 39 that were entirely new and 23 that were for the first time described sufficiently to distinguish them from European species with which they had been confused. II. First edition with the rare first issue of Volume 1. The work was subsequently purchased by Carey, Lea, and Carey, and published under their aegis. Intended as a supplement to Wilson's American Ornithology, Bonaparte describes 60 birds supposedly not treated in the original work.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces decrites ou figurées pour la première fois

      chez Desray, Paris 1808 - Contemporary red morocco, covers with border of gilt fillets and a dog-tooth roll, spines in six compartments with double-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling and the space between each pair of bands with a narrow onlay of black morocco, lettered in gilt on labels in the second and third compartments, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers Provenance: Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone (1796-1883, armorial bookplate); Robert James Lindsay (1832-1901, Baron Wantage of Lockinge, VC, KCB, FRS, circular armorial booklabel) A fine uncut wide-margined copy of the first edition of this classic of American ornithology. The work contains descriptions of many North American birds, some of which predate those of Alexander Wilson. Vieillot, along with Wilson, was a pioneer in a new kind of ornithology in which birds were no longer assessed as specimens and skins but studied as living organisms within their environment. "Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot was one of the more discerning ornithologists who gave particular study to female, immature and seasonal plumages" (Allen). The plates bear all the hallmarks of the great French natural history books of the first two decades of the 19th century. The plates are individual works of art, whilst also being scientifically-accurate pictorial documents of the highest order, and they are, invariably, carefully observed and beautifully printed. Allen 549-552; Anker 515; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.112; Nissen IVB 957; Ronsil 3030; Yale/Ripley p.300; Zimmer p.654. (21 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches). Uncut. 131 etched plates after J.-G. Pretre by L. Bouquet, printed in colors by Langlois and finished by hand, extra-illustrated with a double-page engraved map of L'Amerique Septentrionale (as usual, plate number 42 from an Atlas Universel). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Lawyer, or Man as He Ought Not to Be. A Tale

      Pittsburgh: Printed for and Published by Zadok Cramer, and Sold at his Bookstore [Franklin&#39;s Head]. 1808. First. First edition. Small octavo. Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled paper over boards, gilt rules and lettering, untrimmed. Frontispiece. Modest foxing to the text, edges a little rubbed, and the spine lettering worn, but mostly readable, a handsome, very good or better copy of this very uncommon American novel. The first book by Watterson (1783-1854), a tale with strong gothic elements about a crooked lawyer who has committed a series of reprehensible crimes. As near as we can determine this is the first American work of fiction to feature a lawyer as the main character. No matter how one feels about the profession and its practitioners, it is perhaps not surprising to find the protagonist so reviled. In addition to his career as a journalist and author, Watterson served as the first full-time Librarian of Congress, a post which he held from 1815 to 1829. Wright I, 2684; American Bibliography 16672; Peters, The Early American Novel, pp. 324-325. Although held at several institutions, all four of Watterson&#39;s novels are rare in the trade, and lacking from many significant libraries and private collections. No copies have appeared at auction for at least the past thirty years. .

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        The Trial at Large of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke, late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America, by a general 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.

      London, R. Faulder and Son, etc.; [at foot of half-title and pp. 48 and 67 of final section:] Printed by S. Hamilton, Weybridge, Surrey, 1808. - (2 ll.), 600, 4, 67 pp., folding map (Rio de la Plata from Cape St. Mary to Buenos Ayres, with inset "Sketch of the Route from Ensenada to Buenos Ayres"), 2 folding plans (Buenos Aires and Montevideo). 8°, later vellum, plain flat spine with gilt letter, marbled endleaves, top edge rouged, other edges uncut. Scattered light foxing. In very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. One of several accounts of the trial of John Whitelocke, who was sent to seize Buenos Aires from the Spaniards in 1807. In July, unable to force the city to capitulate after days of street-fighting in which half his force was wounded or killed, Whitelocke negotiated a surrender with his opposite number, General Liniers. He left, withdrawing British troops from the Rio de la Plata area, including Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Colonia do Sacramento. Back in England, his actions found such disfavor that he was convicted at a court-martial and dismissed from the service. ---- Sabin 103678. McNeil and Deas, @Europeans in Latin America nº 23. OCLC: 25975971 (New York University Law School Library, Cornell University Library, Ohio State University Libraries, London Library); 317669094 (Toronto Public Library); 506051747 (eBook, from the original at Harvard Law School Library); 631616662 (computer file); 16391652 (more than 20 locations; perhaps some a different issue). Copac locates only one copy, at St. John's College, Cambridge (Special Collections). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        The History of England

      London: Printed for R. Scholey & B. Crosby and Co.,, 1808&#150;10. from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the revolution in 1688. Embellished with engravings on copper and wood, from Thurston&#39;s designs. 10 volumes, octavo. Contemporary diced calf, maroon morocco double labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt and in blind, flat bands, roll to boards, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. With numerous engravings. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some light offsetting, minor surface loss to a couple of boards, a handsome set and overall in excellent condition. An excellent early 19th century edition in a fine Regency binding. 23×22×14cm

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reise in Holland im Jahre 1806. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von J. A. Bergk). Erster Band (kein weiterer Band erschienen). Mit 21 (davon 8 kolorierten) Kupfern. Beigebunden: Huber, Therese; Bemerkungen über Holland aus dem Reisejournal einer deutschen Frau. Erstausgabe. Leipzig, Fleischer, 1811. VIII, 400 Seiten.

      Fleischer, Leipzig 1808 - 1808. IV, 222 S. Etwas späterer Pappband. Kl.-Oktav. Einband, besonders der Rücken etwas berieben, Papier nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig, Titelblatt von Therese Huber mit Eintragung von alter Hand -- gutes Exemplar dieser ausgesprochenen Rarität 1010 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        Raccolta di lirici italiani dall'origine della lingua sino al secolo XVIII.

      dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1808 - In-8° (208x130mm), pp. (4), 294, (4), bella legatura ottocentesca, firmata dal celebre legatore inglese Francis Bedford (1799-1883), in pieno vitello biondo con triplice filetto perimetrale in oro ai piatti, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino marrone e ricchi fregi ornamentali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, unghie e dentelle decorate in oro, sguardie policrome a piuma di pavone. Ritratto di Vittoria Colonna inciso su acciaio dal Caronni all'antiporta. Ex-libris ottocentesco di Henry Collins con suo stemma nobiliare. Qualche minima fioritura. Superbo esemplare nella raffinata legatura di Bedford, definito a suo tempo da Bernard Quaritch "the best binder who ever lived". Prima edizione di questa crestomazia lirica in cui sono rappresentati i principali poeti italiani dalle origini sino al XVIII secolo. "Precede una prefazione, nella quale si tratta dell'origine e dei progressi della Poesia Lirica Italiana. L'edizione è divisa per epoche. A ciascun poeta vi sono premesse alcune brevissime notizie intorno alla vita ed alle opere di lui" (Bibliografia od Elenco ragionato delle opere contenute nella collezione de' classici italiani, p. 148). Il volume fu edito per la collana dei "Classici Italiani", il cui programma editoriale, avviato nel luglio del 1802 sotto gli auspici del Ministro della Cultura e favorita dal Melzi, prevedeva la realizzazione della prima grande biblioteca letteraria italiana, composta da 250 opere che abbracciassero cinque secoli di tradizione letteraria. Nel 1807 il libraio Francesco Fusi assunse la rappresentanza sociale della Società e operò una selezione rigorosa dei titoli, concentrandosi solo sulle edizioni più pregevoli. L'abate Robustiano Gironi (Gorgonzola, 1769-Milano, 1838), noto bibliotecario di Brera, fu fecondo poligrafo. Gamba, 2702. Bibliografia od Elenco ragionato, cit. Fusi, p. 148. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        DE RERUM NATURA LIBRI SEX. Ad optimas editiones collati. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae

      Ex typographia societatis 1808 - - Ex typographia societatis, Argentorati (Strasbourg) 1808, In 8 (13,5x22,5cm), XLI, (3) 253pp. (50), Un Vol. relié. - Seconde édition, augmentée, par la Société des Deux Ponts. Impression strasbourgeoise soignée sur velin. Plein Veau marbré. Très beau pastiche XXe d'une reliure XVIIIe utilisant un beau cuir. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Bel exemplaire. L'édition contient outre la vie de Lucrece par Denys Lambin, reprenant la première édition commentée de 1563, une histoire bibliographique de l'ouvrage de Lucrece. L'index a regroupé de façon optimale les meilleures notes des éditions anciennes et modernes. XLI, (3) 253pp. (50) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Carmina. edition Stereotypa Herhan

      Paris: E prelis fratrum Mame, 1808. (CHILLIAT BINDING) 12mo. [4], xi, [1], 353 pp. Full contemporary straight- grained red morocco, covers with ornamental gilt-rolled borders, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt-stamped in 5 and lettered in one, gilt turn-ins, pale blue coated endpapers, all edge gilt, with the binder&#39;s name stamped in gilt at the foot of the spine: "R.P. CHILLIAT". Bookplate on first pastedown. Fine. Ramsden, French Bookbinders 1789-1848, p. 55 . Lovely example of the work of the Parisian bookbinder, mentioned in contemporary almanachs only for the years 1815 and 1816. This copy is from the library of the Marquis de Ormonde, and is signed by him neatly on the title page: "Ossory Feb. 29, 1826"; and beneath his signature, the inscription "R. Butler / Killenny. Sept. / 37."

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        The Wild Boar, the Sheep, and the Butcher

      London 1808 - Samuel Howitt Original watercolor for A New Work of Animals; Principally Designed from the Fables of Aesop, Gay and Phaedrus Drawing in pen, brown ink & wash with watercolor over pencil: framed; paper size 9&#148; x 13&#148; London, 1808 Samuel Howitt occupies a unique position in the rich history of British sporting art. A completely self-taught artist, Howitt received a rural sportsman's upbringing in Nottinghamshire. In London he lived at the heart of the city's smartest young social set, only turning to his art seriously when he fell into financial difficulty. What followed was a productive and highly acclaimed career as a painter and illustrator of a remarkably broad range of sporting subjects. Howitt combined his sportsman's upbringing with a highly evolved and original visual style to create some of the most vibrant and engaging images from this great period of British sporting art. Samuel Howitt, interpreting Aesops fables that seem no less relevant today than they did almost three millenia ago, has infused them with a new vitality, and done so in a manner that illustrates their fundamental messages of common sense with freshness and vigor. These watercolors are engaging original works by this noted artist, who retold the ancient fables in his own remarkable visual language. Over the following pages, each watercolor is shown with the corresponding story and moral, in order to best demonstrate the artist&#146;s inventive and witty approach to illustrating these classic fables. Against an elm a Sheep was tied,/ The butcher's knife in blood was dy'd;/ The patient flock, in silent fright,/ From far beheld the horrid sight./ A savage Boar, who near them stood,/ Thus mock'd to scorn the fleecy brood:/ All cowards should be serv'd like you./ See, see, your murd'rer is in view!/ With purple hands, and reeking knife,/ He strips the skin yet warm with life:/ Your quarter'd sires, your bleeding dams,/ The dying bleat of harmless lambs,/ Call for revenge! O stupid race!/ The heart that wants revenge is base./ I grant, an ancient Ram replies,/ We bear no terror in our eyes:/ Yet think us not of soul so tame,/ Which no repeated wrongs inflame;/ Insensible of ev'ry ill,/ Because we want thy tusks to kill./ Know, those who violence pursue,/ Give to themselves the vengeance due;/ For in these massacres they find/ The two chief plagues which waste mankind:/ Our skin supplies the wrangling bar,/ It wakes their slumb'ring sons to war;/ And well revenge may rest contented,/ Since drums and parchment were invented.

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. With his life. Engravings on wood by Bewick.

      Catnach and Davison, Alnwick 1808 - Two volumes. Original gray paper covered boards with white paper spines. 14 full-page wood engravings and 45 tailpiece engravings by Thomas Bewick. With printers two-line colophon at very end, 1808 as called for. One spine with less than half remaining, the other spine chipped top and bottom, else a very presentable, one cover neatly detached; else an unsophisticated and completely untrimmed copy of a very scarce Thomas Bewick title, almost never seen in the original paper binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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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

      Re-printed for W. Sawyer & Co. by E.M. Blunt, Newburyport [Mass.] and London 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 &#145;criminal and delinquent&#146; 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. Condition: Leather boards well worn, corners bumped and rubbed, some foxing, previous owner's lengthy note in pencil to front end paper. A good copy of an early travelogue on America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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      W. Figgis, Nassau-Street., Dublin. 1808 - 8vo. 109pp.original blue fragile paper covers, uncut. . account of the British attempt under Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke to recapture Buenos Aires in 1807. with brief description of the country, A very good Rare uncut unsophisticated copy [odd stain] Copac lists only one copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        St. Stephens Fair. "O don't you think it a wonderful Fair."

      London by Thos Tegg Feby 8th 1808 - Broadside, oblong folio, hand coloured illustration by Woodward, printed one side as issued. A comprehensive satire on the dubious actions of the House of Commons. The illustration represents Ministerial and Opposition leaders on platforms in front of their booths. Grenville is satirised for the dismissal of his Ministry; Sheridan for his humiliation at Westminster; Castlereagh for his defeat at Down; Canning for the bombardment of Copenhagen and the capture of the Danish fleet; Scandals about Army Commissions and much other sleaze. BM 10966

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        Ramsgate, with a View of the new Light-House

      Published by I. & W. Macgavin, No. 107 New Bond Street, London 1808 - A pretty view of Ramsgate Pier, from Philippe Loutherbourg's great work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This impressive aquatint is plate two of Phillip Jacques Loutherbourg's seminal work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This accomplished text is comprised of six large aquatint views engraved after Loutherbourg's acclaimed paintings. The work, which was first engraved in 1801 by J. C. Stadler, was later re-engraved in 1808 by J. Hill. Reminiscent of Rowlandson's superb paintings, this image depicts the stormy docks of Ramsgate pier. While a group of hardy sailors converse at ease, a party of three figures are battered by the fierce winds that beat the shoreline. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London's Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the "Eidophusikon," a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 , no.6, plate 2. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a small brown mark in the lower left corner of plate. Slight creasing through center of image. Image size: 13 1/2 x 20 inches.

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        A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic.] of the army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the interior parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the years 1804, 1805, & 1806. containing an authentic relation of the most interesting transactions during the expedition: a description of the country: and an account of its inhabitants, soil, climate, curiosities and vegetable and animal productions

      J. Budd, London 1808 - Later half olive calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, dark brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt The first English edition of the first substantial published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first British edition of the Gass narrative, printed in a large and elegant format as opposed to the American edition. The 2pp. introduction by the English publisher, Budd, is dated 18 April 1808 and makes virtue of the fact that Gass "appears to have been of inferior rank in the Expedition; but, for those who wish to know the unadorned truth, that circumstance is not likely to be lamented. From such facts as he records, the reader will be able to form a much more correct idea of the real state of the country, than he would from a narrative, written under the influence of a desire to establish or confirm certain pre-conceived positions; not to mention another influence, too generally prevalent in America, namely, that of self-interest, for which there may be such ample scope for indulgence, in giving an account of countries, immediately adjoining that of a nation of land-jobbers." Because of the delay in the publication of the official account, Gass' journal was the first to appear, and as such was eagerly taken up by readers starved for information about Lewis and Clark. Gass was a sergeant who, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, kept a journal of the expedition's activities, and this book is closely based on that document. "Patrick Gass was a rough reliable frontier soldier when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was made a sergeant when Sergeant Floyd died. He writes a terse soldier's narrative, exasperating in its brevity, but always with rugged honesty. His story was for many years the only true account of the expedition - the first real information the nation had of the Oregon country and of the Louisiana purchase. It is a work of primary importance" (Webster A. Jones). Field 595; Graff 1517; Howes G77; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.2; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:2. (8 x 5 1/8 inches). iv, 381pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Annals of Horsemanship; illustrated by Rowlandson

      Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, London 1808 - London, Vernor, Hood & Sharpe etc., 1808. Small 8º (170 x 100 mm.). The two works separately paginated but issued as one volume: pp. xvi, 28, ix, 69, [2 - catalogue of books]. With 29 hand-coloured etchings by Thomas Rowlandson including two frontispieces. The first Rowlandson edition, the original Bunbury illustrations elaborated and perhaps enlivened. Full later blue panelled morocco by Rivière, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments lettered direct, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, wide inner dentelles gilt, chocolate endpapers. Bookplate of Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), the great American book collector. The slightest wear to joints, internally pages rather browned (as is not uncommon in this edition) but all plates bright and fresh. Faint offsetting from some plates to text, though worse on title-page (see image). A fine copy.

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess Containing a Regular System of Attack and Defence Also Numerous Rules and Examples Teaching the Most Approved Method of Playing Pawns at the End of Game

      Printed for William Miller, London 1808 - Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xxxi[1]271pp, [4]3to349pp, half title present. Bound in modern quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooling and title lettering. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, one volume has had page edges trimmed, other volume uncut, early previous owners name inscription on blank endpaper and margin of title in volume two, some minor light staining to a few pages, some occasional light spotting. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A8 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

      printed by V. Griffiths, published by J. & T. Carpenter and others, London 1808 - Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with border of single gilt roll, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat tooling in gilt with pointillé work (joints rubbed) A beautifully illustrated work, mostly in the neo-Gothic style, from one of the great architectural draughtsmen of the late-18th century. This valuable work begins with an essay by Malton 'Reflections on the necessity and advantage of temporary retirement' - 'The wise, the virtuously independent, who prefer the pure and tranquil retirement of the country, to the foetid joys of the tumultuous city, are they who take the most likely means to enjoy that blessing of life, happiness' (p.ii). This is followed by an introduction in which he recommends the smaller house or 'villa' as against a single very large mansion. 'Many families have been either ruined, or greatly hurt by a madness for building magnificent houses, in town or country, which have too often proved the tombs of the most substantial riches, and have soon passed into the hands of strangers' (p.9). The final section gives explanations of the fine plates, beginning with a definition of the 'rural retreat' or villa: 'A Villa, may be defined, the country retreat of a nobleman or gentleman. Its character is elegance, and its situation should be retired. A Villa should not be of great extent . It should be capable of accommodating a few chosen friends with ease and comfort; wherefore it should possess every requisite convenience for domestic felicity. Its contour should be uniform, and distinguished by unadorned beauty of form, or by just distribution of chaste ornament' (p.15). James Malton, was the son of Thomas Malton (1726-1801) and the younger brother of Thomas Malton Jr. (1748-1804). The whole family worked as architectural draughtsmen, but also specialised in different but related areas: Malton senior was noted for his work on the theory of perspective and pure geometry, Thomas Malton Jr. became well-known as a teacher (J.M.W. Turner wrote 'My real master was Tom Malton) and for his highly accurate drawings of London, whilst James was evidently keen to secure work as a practising architect: 'Mr. Malton would furnish an estimate of the cost that would be incurred in Building not only any design of this collection, but any other design of his he might make; and would enter into contract for the just execution thereof ' ('advertisement' page following the title) Abbey Life 35; Archer 196:1; Prideaux p.343; RIBA, III, 2015. (13 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint additional title, 24 aquatint plates and plans, each printed in a single colour: black, dark brown, bistre or blue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of the Entire and Very Valuable Library of the Late Edward King, Author of the 'Munimenta Antiqua,' 'Morsels of Criticism,' 'Hymns to the Supreme Being,' and Many Other Literary Works. Forming a Very Splendid Collection of Books in Every Department of Literature, Particularly in Natural History, the Arts, English History, and Topography. Elegant Copies of the Under Mentioned: Hortus Malabaricus, Merian's Insects, etc. etc. His Few Fine Missals, also the Large and Elegant Bookcases, all to be Sold by Auction by Leigh and S. Sotheby, Booksellers at their House, No. 145, Strand, Opposite Catherine Street, on Monday, February 1st, 1808, and Seven Following Days at 12 o'clock

      Printed . 1808. - Hard back binding in original half leather, gilt title lettering to the spine, marble paper covered boards. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains [vi] [60] [vi] 169 page printed catalogue. We think that this copy was used as the ledger by Leith and Sotheby's as each leaf has neatly drawn lines in the margins with the sale price of each Lot and the buyer's name to the opposite margin. Two clippings adhered opposite the title page. Rubbing to the spine edges, the last leaf has been repaired to the top corner. Edward King, miscellaneous writer, born about 1735, was the only son of Edward King of Norwich. He studied for a time at Clare Hall, Cambridge, as a fellow-commoner. On 18 Sept. 1758 he was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in Michaelmas term 1763 (Lincoln's Inn Register and Bar Book). An ample fortune bequeathed to him by his uncle, Mr. Brown, a wholesale linendraper of Exeter, rendered him independent of his profession, but he regularly attended the Norfolk circuit for some years, and was appointed recorder of King's Lynn. In his attendance on the circuit he defended a lady from a faithless lover, and afterwards married her. King was elected F.R.S. on 14 May 1767 (Thomson, Hist. of Roy. Soc. Append. iv. p. lii) and F.S.A. on 3 May 1770 (Gough, Chronological List of Soc. Antiq. 1798, p. 23). He contributed several papers to the 'Archæologia,' among which were 'Remarks on the Abbey Church of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk', reprinted separately in 1774, 'Observations on Antient Castles,' with four plates (iv. 364&#150;413), and 'A Sequel to Observations,' with thirty-one plates (vi. 231&#150;375), also issued separately in 1782. On the death of Jeremiah Milles in February 1784, King was elected his successor in the presidency of the Society of Antiquaries on the understanding that Lord De Ferrars (afterwards Earl of Leicester) would assume the office on the ensuing 23 April. King, however, sought to obtain re-election, and that by the employment of ungenerous tactics, but was defeated by an overwhelming majority. His speech on quitting the chair was printed, and he subsequently printed a letter in vindication of his conduct and reflecting upon the earl, and thenceforward ceased to make any communications to the Society. [Gordon Goodwin]. Member of the P.B.F.A. BOOKBINDING & PRINTING [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blackheath; A poem in five cantos. Lumena: or the ancient British Battle: and various other Poems; including a Translation of the first Book of the Argonautica of C. Valerius Flaccus.

      London: Printed for the author, by H. K. Causton; published by J. B. Courthope, Rotherhithe ; and sold by Richardson; Harris; and Chapple [in London], 1808 - Quarto (226 × 179 mm), in three parts. Rebound to style in half calf, smooth spine with gilt centrepieces between multiple gilt rules, red morocco label, marbled sides and edges. A very good copy. With half-title, engraved vignette title, no letterpress title as issued, 5 engraved plates engraved by Samuel Noble after designs by William Noble, woodcut tailpieces. First edition. The title poem, "Blackheath: or, A Morning Walk in the Spring of 1804", is a long poem in blank verse on that suburb of London, illustrated with engravings by the author's brothers, Samuel and William. Thomas Noble later joined the staff of the Liverpool Mercury newspaper, founded in 1811. The book is dedicated to Princess Caroline, who had lived in Blackheath in riotous manner since the breakdown of her marriage to the prince regent in 1797. The seven-page subscribers list includes several titled names, including Lady Douglas with whom Caroline had been intimate until they quarrelled in 1803, when Lady Douglas was accused in anonymous letters of spreading malicious gossip about Caroline's morals, including allegations that she had borne a child since her separation from the prince of Wales.

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        [Op. 13]. Grande Sonate pathétique pour le Clavecin ou Pianoforte composée et dediée A Son Altesse Monsr. Le Prince Charles De Lichnowsky... Op. 13

      Vienne: Au Magasin de l&#39;imprimerie chimique I.R. priv. sur le Graben No. 953. [1808]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Spine reinforced with paper tape. Trimmed at outer margin, just affecting notation in several instances; two leaves with old paper tape repairs to outer margins. Note in pencil at foot of title page, in unknown hand: "II te Ausgabe [?] 20."& & Title page slightly browned and stained; minor foxing; paper imperfections; slight wear to edges. . Weinmann: Senefelder, Steiner, Haslinger 1, p. 66. Not in Hoboken, Kinsky, or Twyman. Two copies only located (Columbia University and the Austrian National Library). Rare. & & An early lithographic imprint.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Zur Religionen und Theologie. Erster bis Zehnter Teil. Mit einem Vorwort, herausgegeben von Joh. Georg Müller.,

      Tübingen, J. G. Cotta`sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1805-1808,, - Sehr dekorativer Ganzledereinband der Zeit. Einband zeitbedingt noch gut erhalten. Innen stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4550

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        [Op. 13]. Grande Sonate pathetique pour le Clavecin ou Pianoforte composee et dediee A Son Altesse Monsr. Le Prince Charles De Lichnowsky... Op. 13.

      Vienne Au Magasin de l'imprimerie chimique I.R. priv. sur le Graben No. 953 [1808]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Spine reinforced with paper tape. Trimmed at outer margin, just affecting notation in several instances; two leaves with old paper tape repairs to outer margins. Note in pencil at foot of title page, in unknown hand: "II te Ausgabe [?] 20." Title page slightly browned and stained; minor foxing; paper imperfections; slight wear to edges.. Weinmann: Senefelder, Steiner, Haslinger 1, p. 66. Not in Hoboken, Kinsky, or Twyman. Two copies only located (Columbia University and the Austrian National Library). Rare. An early lithographic imprint.

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        Eleanora and Rembrandt Peale sell a house in Philadelphia to his younger brother Rubens ? deed signed twice by Rembrandt Peale!

      Attractive Manuscript Document Signed ?Rem: Peale,? one page, 26.5? x 16.5?. Philadelphia, April 22, 1808. On vellum, neatly folded in eighths for filing. Also signed by his wife ?Eleanora M Peale.? On verso, signed again ?Rem: Peale? beneath manuscript receipt. Fine condition.In part, ?This Indenture ... Between Rembrandt Peale of the City of Philadelphia Portrait Painter and Eleanora M. his Wife, Of the one Part, and Rubens Peale of the said City Naturalist, Of the other Part ... in consideration of the Sum of [$1,932] Mortgage Monies which he the said Rubens Peale hath undertaken and agreed to pay, as of the further sum of [$1,498] lawful money of the United States to them paid by the said Rubens Peale at the time of the Execution hereof the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged have granted bargained and sold released and confined? a two Story Brick? house and the ?lot or piece of Ground thereto belonging Situate on the North Side of Walnut Street between Delaware Sixth an

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        A Concise History of the Ketocton Baptist Association by William Fristoe - 1808

      - Exceptionally rare history of Baptists in Virginia. Trade references show no copies on the market since the 1950's. Staunton: Printed by William Gilman Lyford. 1808. A concise history of the Ketocton Baptist Association: Wherein a description is give of her constitution, progress and increase, the intention in Associating, the Doctrine's holden by her, reasons for the names of regular and separate Baptists, an account of the manner of administering Baptism, the Doctrines preached, Objections to the Baptist replied to, of Good works, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Poem] Smith, Samuel Francis (1808-1895). The first stanza of the poem "America", when adapted to music, became one of the most endearing songs in America history. The author was a clergyman, born in Boston. The present poem first appeared in Lowell Mason&#146;s "The Choir" (1832). Written entirely in Smith&#146;s hand, signed and dated by him; Written in 1832/Sept 13, 1832,/ S.F. Smith. Framed under glass with engraving of Smith. Handwritten poem measures approx. 4 ¼" x 3 5/8"; frame 15" x 9"..

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        A Journey from Bengal to England, through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia by the Caspian-Sea - In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for R. Faulder and Son, 1808 - Epistolary account of Forster's overland journey from Bengal through Afghanistan, where he was probably the first Englishman to set foot, into Qajar Persia, across the Caspian and through the steppes of the Don into European Russia (RUSSIA) First 8vo edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Folding map. Pp. xii, [3], 361; [iv], 333, [3, ads]. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Some rubbing, minor offsetting from map onto title of vol. I. Armorial bookplate. Later owner signature in ink on front flyleaf of each volume. Some foxing. Very good. McLachlan & WHittaker 1528; Ghani p. 136 (for 1798 quarto ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Representations of Dresses, Morals and Customs in the Kingdom of Holland

      E. Maaskamp, Amsterdam 1808 - Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, upper joint splitting, spine ends and corners worn, rubbed, 4to. Text in English, plate captions in Dutch and French, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece (bound after printed title) and 20 plates, title and some text leaves spotted, occasional spotting and marginal finger-marking to plates, [plates dated 1811]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inventum novum ex percussione thoracis humani ut signo abstrusos interni pectoris morbos detegendi.

      FIRST EDITION of the first book to suggest percussion of the chest as a diagnostic measure, ?one of the greatest of all medical classics? (Heirs of Hippocrates).?With the introduction of percussion of the chest, which offered a new and dependable method of diagnosing diseases of the heart and lungs in living persons, Leopold Auenbrugger made the first advance in physical diagnosis since the age of Hippocrates. The son of an innkeeper, Auenbrugger had learned as a boy how to establish thelevel of wine in a cask by thumping the barrel... Applying the same technique to the human chest, he noticed that different sounds?"tympanic, dull, or obscure, were produced when there was underlying disease of the heart or lungs in the interior of the chest. He verified his diagnoses byb experiments on cadavers and by postmortems? (Grolier One Hundred). At first Auenbrugger's discovery attracted little attention, but he lived to see Corvisart's classic translation of the book in 1808, after which the value of percussion was universally recognised.G&M 2672. Lilly, Notable Medical Books, p. 127. Grolier, One hundred books famous in medicine, 45. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1761. Willius & Keys, Cardiac classics, 191?"213. This copy is of the second issue, with the errata on the final page. Norman Catalogue 81 (first issue).8vo, pp. 95, (1) errata. Some occasional light browning and foxing (as usual with this book), but a very good copy. Contemporary vellum over boards (lower portion of spine neatly repaired at an early date). Bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio.

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        Oeuvres de Mr. Turgot, ministre d&#39;état

      Paris: A. Belin and Delance,, 1808-1811. Précédées et accompagnées de mémoires et de notes sur sa vie, son administration et ses ouvrages. 9 volumes, octavo (210 × 127 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, calf corners, spines ruled and decorated gilt, red morocco labels. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Tardieu after Ducreux. Small chip to the head of volume four, corners slightly rubbed. Very occasional light spotting. A very attractive set. First edition of the collected works of Turgot, economist, philosopher and administrator, edited by Dupont de Nemours, with his valuable annotations. The first volume comprises Mémoires sur la vie, l&#39;administration et les ouvrages de M. Turgot, seconde édition, written by Dupont and first published in 1782. A leading economic theorist in France, Turgot&#39;s Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (first published in the physiocrat journal Éphemérides du Citoyen in 1769-70) was a major influence on the thinking of Adam Smith. As well as economic theory and policy, Turgot wrote on theology, philosophy, and contributed articles for the great Encyclopédie of Diderot and d&#39;Alembert.

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        Abbildungen zu dem 1. und 2. Heft der Römischen Alterthümer in Baiern (in einem Band).

      (München, 1808).. Heft 1. : Beylage III-IX, Heft 2. : Tab. I-XVI. Mit 23 (meist doppelblattgroßen) lithographischen Tafeln, 1 Seite Tafelverzeichnis, Original-Kartonage mit montiertem gedruckten Titel, 36,5 x 23,5 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt und gebräunt, 1 Tafel mit hinterlegtem Einriss, sonst gut erhalten. Ohne die beiden Texthefte !

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        Reisen nach dem Innern von Louisiana, dem westlichen Florida, und auf die Inseln Martinique und St. Domingo. In den Jahren 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805 und 1806.

      . Vols. 1-2 (of 3) in one. Berlin 1808. IV + 212; XII + 265 pp. Contp. half calf. Leatherlabel on spine partly missing. * Sabin 72040. The work contains observations on natural history, geography, agriculture, commerce, and diseases (particularly yellow fever)..

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