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      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1808, 15x21, 2 tomos: I- 429 págs. II-143 págs. 68 láminas desplegables con figuras grabadas. Encuadernados en pasta española de época bien conservada, papel limpio, láminas en perfecto estado. (52206).

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

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

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

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        The Microcosm of London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Traité des pierres précieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres à recevoir le poli et à orner les monumens publics et les edifices particuliers (.)

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

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The Road Side. From an original Picture in the Collection of Thos. Lister Parker Esqr

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

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

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

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        The Genuine Graphic Works of William Hogarth : Consisting of One Hundred and Sixty Engravings, Faithfully Copied from the Originals. / by Thomas Cook

      London: : Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme 1808 - All edges marble. Rear folding plate present. Scattered marginal foxing. Added t. P. Engraved portrait. 110 plates (no text published) . Subjects: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. England - London. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt lettering to spine, raised bands with gilt-cross bands. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TORTURAS CHINAS (1808)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Opera rhetorica. Recensuit et illustravit Christianus Godofr. Schütz.

      Leipzig, G. J. Göschen, 1804-1808. - 3 Bde. in 6. Mit gest. Frontispiz im 1. Bd. Lederbände der Zeit mit dekorativer Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Deckelbordüre; Reste von Stehkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt, Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - "In das erste Jahr der Halleschen Professur fällt das philologische Hauptwerk Schütz's [1747-1832], die Ausgabe der rhetorischen Schriften Cicero's; die scharfsinnigen Untersuchungen über die Abfassungszeit der Bücher 'De oratore', die geschmackvollen Einleitungen und die meist glückliche Behandlung des Textes verschafften dieser Arbeit vielfache Anerkennung" (ADB 33, 113f.). "Schütz benutzte Wolfenbüttler Mss. [.] Die äussere Ausstattung ist gut" (Schweiger). - Am Titel Stempel der Bibliothek der Fürsten- und Landesschule zu Grimma; Vorsatz des 1. Bandes mit hs. Geschenkvermerk der Zeit: "Donum Guilielmi Augusti Leberecht a Bodenhausen, qui d. 19. April. numero extraneorum adscriptur est 1809". Rücken etwas berieben, sonst sauberes, hübsches Exemplar. Schweiger II.1, 113. Engelmann/Preuss II, 165. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        The Compleat Angler -

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

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        Der Befreiungs-Krieg der Katalonier

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

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

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

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

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        Reden an die deutsche Nation.

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

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        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>

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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. .

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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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        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]

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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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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