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      William Miller 1808 - 1st 1808. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. 15 x 10.5 inches. Full blue straight-grained morocco binding. All edges gilt. Gilt titles and decorations to spine. Gilt decorative borders to covers. Hand-coloured vignette to title page plus 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. A fascinating glimpse of England at the very beginning of the 19th century. All plates present and in very good condition. One text page is detached, browned and slightly chipped at edge. Armorial bookplate of Philip Davies Cooke, who was Sheriff of Flintshire, to front pastedown. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Pietro Bembo OPERE in 12 volumi ed. Società Tipografica Classici Italiani 1808

      Binding= Usato - Molto buono

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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 Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Die Nelcken nach ihren Arten

      - besonders nach der J. E. Etlers in Schneeberg und anderen berühmten Sammlungen, in Blättern nach der Natur gezeichnet und ausgemahlt. Mit kurzen Bestimmungen begleitet, nebst einer Einleitung in die verschiedenen Systeme und Vorschläge zu einem einfachern und einer neunen Nomenklatur. Erstes - Zweytes Heft (von Drei). Leipzig, im Industrie Comptoir. (1808). 4:o. (2),42,(2 last blank); (3),44-62,(2 blank) pp. + 20 plates with 80 handcoloured illustrations. Plates with tissue-guards. Contemporary worn half calf. Watersoiling to inner margin and upper margin. Most textleafs with brownspotting. Plates with hardly visible watersoiling to inner margin else clean. Remains of sealwax and bluepaper on paste-downs. Hoffrath Wedel in Jena in ink on first free endpaper, R. Köster on verso and on title. 21,5 x 17 cm.[#\85378] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom; compiled from Parliamentary, and other Authentic Documents and Authorities; containing geographical, topographical and statistical accounts of every district, object and place in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the various small islands dependant on the British Empire

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

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        To the Public. Fellow Citizens, I Notice in the Palladium of July 14th Inst. a Publication Signed Samuel Taylor; to which he has subjoined a circular from Pittsburg. [first few lines of text]

      1808 - Broadside, 9 x 7½ inches. Light soiling and wear. Paper flaws affecting a few letters but with no loss. Very good. Early Kentucky Imprint: The Second Known Copy A campaign endorsement for General Charles Scott in his first, successful, run for the office of Governor of Kentucky. Scott (1739-1813), a native of Virginia and a veteran of both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, served for a time as George Washington's chief of intelligence. He moved to Woodford County, Kentucky in 1787, participated in the border conflicts against the Indians, including the 1790 Harmar expedition and the Fallen Timbers campaign of 1794, before entering politics and serving as Kentucky's fourth governor from 1808-1812. This broadside urges support of the effort to approve funding for the pensions of Revolutionary War veterans, and Scott's run for the governorship succeeded the following month. It is signed in type at the end by "A Friend of the Military, July 16th, 1808." Rare and early for the area - not in Hummel or Shaw & Shoemaker. OCLC locates only one copy, at the Society of the Cincinnati. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Viaggio nel Basso ed Alto D'Egitto.

      Florence, Giuseppe Tofani, 1808.. 2 vols. xi, [i], 214pp. (double column text). 70 sepia aquatints & 80 further plates & charts. Folio. Old style half mottled calf, spines lettered in gilt.. Denon was attached to the Napoleonic forces during the invasion of Egypt. His resulting work was a tremendous success, as it was among the first to show in detail the extraordinary monumental richness in the land of the Pharaohs. This is the only edition to have some of the plates aquatinted. In many respects the illustrations done in this way, which tend to be the topographical views, are more successful than the equivalent line engravings in the original and subsequent French editions. - Hilmy I, p174.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The real state of the case respecting the late expedition.

      . London: J. Ridgway 1808. IV + 17 pp. + (40) blank pp. Contp. half calf. With the bookplate of Wilmet Hawkesworth Fawkes and of Johan Freidrich Erichsen. * Re-printed with some additions, from the preface to the State Papers on Denmark and Russia. Concerns the battle of Copenhagen and the relationship to Russia..

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        Burgansicht, "Altenburg bei Bamberg".

      . lav. Tuschpinselzchng. v. B. n. La(u)mey?, dat. 1808, 21 x 27. Sehr schönes Blatt, unten rechts: "copirt nach La(u)me(a)y von B. 1808". -

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        Jefferson appoints Samuel Woodhouse as Lieutenant in the Navy - a veteran of the Quasi-War with France and the Barbary Wars, Woodhouse saw action in the War of 1812, served aboard the "Constitution," and was later promoted to Master Commandant and Captain

      Partly Printed Document Signed "Th: Jefferson" as President and "R. Smith" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 14.5" x 17.75". Washington, May 4, 1808. Smith later served as Madison's Secretary of State. Patriotic and military vignettes across top and bottom. On parchment. Paper seal affixed with red wax at lower center; blue ribbon shows through on verso. Jefferson signature a tad light; dark Smith signature. Minor flaws. Brown stains on verso, no show-through. Very Good condition.President Jefferson appoints Samuel Woodhouse (1784-1843) a Lieutenant in the Navy. Woodhouse had entered the Navy in 1799 as a Midshipman. In April 1808, Jefferson appointed "Samuel Woodhouse, of Pennsylvania, a Midshipman from May 22, 1801." In 1801, Woodhouse served under Capt. Thomas Truxton on the USS Constellation in the Quasi-War with France. In 1801-1802, during the Barbary Wars, Woodhouse sailed aboard the Philadelphia in the Mediterranean. In the War of 1812, Lieutenant Woodh

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        "Ammer Fluss von dem Ammer See bis in die Isar - 2. Blatt" //

      1808;. Kupferstich aus: Adrian von Riedl "Stromatlas von Bayern.", 1806-1808. Doppelblatt 22; Blattgröße: 50 x 74 cm; (Das 2. Blatt (mehr nicht erschienen) reicht vom Ammersee bis Allershausen) // Bezeichnet unten rechts in der Platte: "Grave par Jean Lehmann a Augsbourg" //. Der äußerste rechte Blattrand knitterig. Einriß am rechten Blattrand fachmännisch restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        Kst.- Karte, n. I.G. Lingemann b. Geo. Inst. in Weimar, "Special Charte vom ehemaligen Eichsfelde, oder den jetzigen drey Harz - Bezirken des Königreichs Westphalen Heilienstadt, Duderstadt und Nordhausen .. entworfen i. J. 1806, und nach der neuen Bezirks-Eintheilung i. J. 1808 berichtigt .. 1808".

      . mit Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1808, 50 x 54. Selten! Hier vorliegend im 2. Zustand. Unten rechts der Titel, links Erklärungen zu den Ämtern u. Gerichten im Eichsfeld. Die Karte umgeben von einer gest. Bordüre. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Ansicht von Sidney von der Südseite, und der Mündung des Parramatta Flusses

      probably Weimar: circa, 1808. Single sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. Rare German version of the Lesueur Sydney view. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines. This is quite a rare image; there is a copy in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. The German edition of the Baudin voyage was first published as Entdeckungsreise nach Australien (Weimar, 1808-1819).

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        The President & First Lady of the Confederacy! On one sheet, separate letters of Jefferson Davis and Varina Davis to John W. French, Chaplain at West Point ? each mentions President James Buchanan

      John W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. He was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, West Point, Class of 1828. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.(1) Sen. Jefferson Davis of Mississippi relates a conversation he recently had with President James Buchanan about appointing French?s son to West Point.Gilt-edged Manuscript Letter Signed ?Jeffer. Davis? as U.S. Senator, 1p, 6.5? x 8?, and Autograph Letter Signed ?V. Davis?, 2p, on verso of her husband?s letter continuing onto the conjoined second leaf. Washington, March 16, 1859. Mrs. Davis also lightly but legibly handwrote her husband?s letter which her husband dated ?Washington. / March 16th 1859? and signed. Fine condition.Da

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Der im Park von Sanssouci reitende alte König (auf seinem Lieblingspferd Conde),.

      . Kupferstich v. M. Haas n. L. Wolf, 1808, 54,3 x 41,5 (H) ( 68,5 x 51 Blattgr. ). v. Campe 184; Drugulin 6792; Nagler VI, S.235; Thieme/Becker XV, S.391. - Unten links: L. Wolf del. - Unten rechts: Meno Haas Reg. Acad. Berol. Socius. Sculps. Mitte: Berlin, in Jacoby's Kunsthandlung unter den Linden N° 35. - Hier der 4. Plattenzustand mit der deutschen und französischen Untertitelung.

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        The Microcosm of London [3 Volume Set]

      London: T. Bensley for R. Ackerman, 1808. Bound in half-morocco with gilt lettering. 3 volume set 4to., 11.5cm x 27cm. Dated 1808-10. Ex-Junior Carlton Club library. Shelf-markings in gilt on the spines and a label on the front pastedown. Otherwise free of any library markings. Paaper watermarked 1806-8. Wood engraved titlepages, engraved dedication leaves, 105 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Buck, Stadler and others after Thomas Rowlandson and Pugin. Vol. 1 pp. (4), iv, (2)-231, 32 colour plates. Vol. 2 pp. (4), (iii)-vi, (2), (1)-239, 32 colour plates. Vol. 3 pp. (4), (iii)-iv, (2), (1)-280, (6), 41 colour plates. All volume lack half-titles. Vol. 3 has one more plate than called for, the additional plate being a duplicate of Westminister Bridge (see pp. 234 and 278). Plate at p.1 of vol. 3, The Queen's Palace, torn and crudely repaired. Some offsetting, foxing and darkening of paper. Binding a little rubbed, but firm. An early issue with only one of the errata correccted and with many of the plates having 1st issue points. [Tooley 7]. Heavy set of books, so additional postage may apply outside the UK. (p18). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Extract uyt de generaale zeinen voor een vloot off esquader oorlogschepen. [Amsterdam, ca. 1808]. 8vo. With hundreds of small signalling flags, all coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gold fillets across spine, decorated paper sides.

      NNBW X, cols. 838-842.; Prud'homme van Reine, Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, pp. 184-185. Detailed and extensively illustrated ca. 1808 manuscript signalling manual, illustrating and describing hundreds of different flags and pennants, all drawn in colour. It contains extracts of all 8 "books" of a printed manual. The earliest known edition of any parts of this work was compiled by the Dutch Vice-Admiral Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen (1735-1819) with assistance of Pieter Hendrik Reynst and published by for the use of the Dutch navy: Generale zeinen, voor een vloot of esquader oorlog-schepen, Amsterdam, Johannes van Keulen and sons. The STCN dates it between 1763 and 1766. The contents and preface of the present manuscript, noting all 8 "books" and referring to the work of Van Kinsbergen and Reynst, match those of the 1791 edition with the same title, Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1791, which has only a few copper plates of generic flags that had to be completed by hand. But it includes texts added to the 1791 edition for the printing of the 1808 edition. From 1773 onwards, Kinsbergen developed a more simplified system of signalling with flags, greatly limiting the number of flags and pennants to prevent fatal errors.With the edges of some leaves slightly tattered and with a few minor stains, but generally in very good condition. Spine and hinges cracked and they and the corners restored.

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        Extraordinary Hardships and Adventures of Captain David Woodard

      London: Thomas Tegg, circa, 1808. Small octavo, 28pp, large folding aquatint frontispiece, old wrappers, in cloth case with ties. With a wonderful aquatint frontispiece. Scarce copy of a rare Tegg pamphlet, detailing the adventures of an American sailor in modern Sulawesi in the early 1790s. Woodard's account is of some note due to the fact that it represents a relatively early and significant English-language account of the seas of south-east Asia, notably the Celebes Sea, but also Batavia (Jakarta). Woodard had sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia bound for Manila. He and five companions were sent off in small boat to purchase provisions, but found themselves cut off by a storm, finally landing at Celebes where one of them, Archibald Millar, was killed in a fight with the local Malays. Imprisoned by their captors, they finally escaped with the help of a Muslim priest, and made their way back to Batavia. The pamphlet is based on The Narrative of Captain David Woodard (London, 1804), but being much shorter does not include that longer works notes mutiny on the Bounty; the wrecks of the Antelope and Pandora; the sufferings of some of the crew of the Shah Hormazier in Torres Strait. Tegg pamphlets, especially those in good condition, are quite uncommon. Ferguson originally noted only one copy of this (NYPL), but added three in time for the Addenda: his own copy, and copies in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Ferguson also gives the putative date of 1808 for publication, which is supported by the fact that one page of the present copy is clearly watermarked "1807

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        The Grave, A Poem

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

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

      T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek, London 1808 - 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. Cloth. Quarter Morocco Slipcase, with cloth chemise [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sices, or Grooms, Leading out Horses/Les Palfreniers ou Sices, Promenant les Cheveaux

      Edward Orme, London 1808 - For the British colonists living in India during the nineteenth-century, modest bungalows situated on plantations became the equivalent of a country estate in England. As pictured in this fine image from Williamson's 'Oriental Field Sports', these 'estates' frequently included stables, which were usually maintained by local servants. Horses were often used in hunting and various other recreational pursuits. One of the finest and most detailed works on Indian Sport and wildlife, these images exemplify not only the native flora and fauna, but capture the excitement of the hunt and provide "a faithful representation of [the] picturesque country, together with the manners and customs of both the native and European inhabitants". (Prideaux) Captain Thomas Williamson, a British officer of the East India Company, served in Bengal for 20 years. An accomplished amateur artist, his sketches were then worked up into drawings by Samuel Howitt and engraved for publication. Samuel Howitt, artist and sportsman, was largely self-taught in his profession, though he belonged to the artistic circles of the day. He is considered by some critics to be second only to Stubbs in the ranks of British animal painters. He is well-known for his sporting scenes of racing and hunting and for scenes depicting both conventional and exotic animals like the rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, bear, deer and buffalo. Cf. Abbey Travel 427; cf. Mellon 88; cf. Nissen BBI 4416; cf. Prideaux, p. 282; cf. Schwerdt II, pp.297-298; cf. Tooley 508. Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand, by H. Merke, after Howitt from an original sketch by Williamson. Very good condition.

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        Philosophie, Religion und Christentum im Bunde, zur Veredelung und Beseligung der Menschen. München: Joseph Lentner, 1808-11.

      - 7 parts in 4 volumes, 8vo, c.1,000 pp., contemporary plain wrappers, foxing throughout (mostly mild) and occasional light waterstaining, but a very good set, uncut and almost entirely unopened. Complete first edition, by the theologian, philosopher and scientist Josef von Weber (1753-1831), who taught successively at Dillingen, Ingolstadt, Landshut and finally Dillingen again. 'Weber’s thought went through three phases. In the 1780s at Dillingen, his writings were logical and metaphysical works inspired by the Enlightenment thought of Leibniz and Wolff. Starting in the 1790s at Dillingen, he entered into a Kantian phase and defended Kant’s work against Stattler. Here he creatively appropriated Kant’s philosophy and in some ways anticipated the transcendental Thomism of Maréchal and Rahner. Finally, in his writings and teachings after 1802 in Landshut and at the Dillingen Lyceum, he came to reject the Enlightenment and Kant’s philosophy and instead embraced the idealism of Schelling. He followed Schelling in founding the Christian religion (specifically Catholicism) on the rational intuition of God. In so doing, he embraced Schelling’s identity theory in which God is the Absolute Reason or the Wholly Real in which objectivity and subjectivity, being and thought, ideality and reality are united, and nature, human spirits and Christ are manifestations of the progressive self-realization of this Absolute' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans., mit den Wasserfällen, "Veduta principale delle grandi e piecole Cascatelle di Tivoli, e loro adiacenze presa d' apresso la Villa d' Crazio ..".

      . Kupferstich n. u. v. W. F. Gmelin, dat. 1808, 43 x 56,5. Fachgerecht restauriert und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen. - Sehr schönes Blatt.

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        Red Grouse

      Random and Sneath, [London 1808 - One of a series of shooting subjects, after Reinagle, published between 1806 and 1810. The exact number in the series is open to question: Siltzer calls for 10, and Charles Lane 14. Philip Reinagle "animal and landscape painter, was born in 1749. He entered the schools of the Royal Academy in 1769, and afterwards became a pupil of Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), whom he assisted in the numerous portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte. He exhibited first at the Royal Academy in 1773, sending portraits almost exclusively until 1785, when the monotonous work of producing replicas of royal portraits appears to have given him a distaste for portraiture, and to have led him to abandon it for animal painting. He became very successful in his treatment of sporting dogs, especially spaniels, of birds, and of dead game. In 1787, however, he sent to the academy a View taken from Brackendale Hill, Norfolk, and from that time his exhibited works were chiefly landscapes. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1787, but did not become an academician until 1812, when he presented as his diploma picture An Eagle and a Vulture disputing with a Hy?na. He likewise exhibited frequently at the British Institution." (DNB). Lane Sporting Aquatints and their Engravers I, p.60 & II, p.53; Siltzer p.236. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Frederick Christian Lewis and George Maile (shaved with loss of publication line, expert repair touching image area).

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        Le Cook de la Jeunesse , ou Extrait des voyages les plus récens dans les régions les plus éloignées

      Paris: n.p., 1808. Two volumes, duodecimo, the three wide folding engraved plates after John Webber in very clean and crisp condition; completely uncut in the original orange paper wrappers, a little dusted and rubbed, spines wearing; a very attractive set in unsophisticated condition. Paris edition. A handsome copy of this charming and popular French account of various voyages for children. As the title suggests, most of the material here is taken directly from the voyages of Captain Cook. The three fine and large folding engraved plates, all after Webber, respectively depict a Maori war canoe, a walrus hunt and a Tahitian human sacrifice. There were a number of juvenile editions based on Jean-Pierre Bérenger's popular collections of voyage accounts which first appeared in 1780. Bérenger was a Swiss polymath; politically active, he was exiled from Geneva and spent much of his adult life in Lausanne. He wrote several important books on geography and the voyages to the Pacific. This Paris publication, largely devoted to the voyages of Cook, has chapters describing Tahiti, New Zealand, Unalaska, and the Sandwich Islands, followed by an abridged life of the navigator. Forbes records two editions published in Avignon (370 & 495 in the Hawaiian National Bibliography) but did not note this edition, although the second volume includes a lengthy section, some fifty pages, devoted to Hawaii.

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

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

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        Scarce broadside notifying a local official that deserters and clergy obedient to Pope Pius VII have crossed the Pyrenees from France to Aragon, Spain, and ?have refused to enlist amongst insurgents??

      Printed Broadside Signed ?J.P. Chazal? in type, 1p, 12.25? x 15.5?. Tarbes, June 10, 1808. In French, partially translated. On watermarked paper, noted at bottom: ?A Tarbes, chez Raymond Lagarrigue, Imprimeur de la Préfecture.? Fine condition.Headed ?The Préfect of the Départment of Hautes-Pyrénées, Member of the Legion of Honor, to M. the Mayor of the Department.? Jean-Pierre Chazal had been Prefect of the Department of Hautes-Pyrenees since 1802.Begins, ?I learn, Mr. Mayor, by several reports that have been made to me, that a large number of deserters and refractory of this department, have taken refuge in Aragon, have refused to enlist amongst insurgents of this Spanish province, and are returning to their homeland, braving all the perils and all the sorrows, rather than to be useful against it...? Clergy obedient to the Pope were known as the Refractory.Hautes Pyrenees was a department of the French Pyrenees. Aragon was a region of the Spanish Pyrenees.Jean-Pierre

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        Bouquet of flowers with Cabbage White butterfly]

      Danlos ain? and Victor Delarue, [Paris] & London 1808 - An extremely rare large scale print after Bessa, a contemporary of Redout? This `magnificent large ' print (Dunthorne) is from a work called Fleurs et Fruits grav?s et colori?s sur les peintures aquarelles faites d'apr?s nature, published in Paris in 1808, with 24 plates after Bessa. However, the book is so rare that even in 1938 Gordon Dunthorne had only been able to find five of the plates. The present print is of a red and white tulip, a blue hyacinth and two stems of multi-headed narcissus, with a Cabbage White butterfly settled on one of the broad leaves of the tulip. Here Bessa and Chaponnier have combined to produce a plate that is a match for any printed image from Redout?, and in terms of scale larger than anything he produced. Cf. Dunthorne 31. Stipple engraving, printed in colours, finished by hand, by Alexandre Chaponnier. Expertly re-backed with mulberry paper repairing a three inch tear lower right.

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        Pharmacopoeia of the Massachusetts Medical Society

      Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. 1st edition. With Numerous Contemporary Manuscript Additions

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        The Costume of China, Illustrated by Sixty Engravings: with Explanations in English and French. Together in One Volume With: The Punishments of China Illustrated by Twenty-Two with Explanations in English and French

      London.: W. Miller.. 1800and 1808.. 82 full page hand-coloured stipple engravings in total. The Costume of China: 60 plates. 22 plates. Title pages and prefaces in English and French for both works, one leaf of text for each plate, recto in English, verso in French, bound in 19th century half leather, marbled paper covered boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. As is frequently case with copies of this work, the date of the title page and watermarks on some other leaves are at variance. (See Abbey 533 for more information). This copy contains a number of leaves bearing watermarked dates from 1796 to 1817. Some offsetting of plates onto text opposite, frontispiece a little foxed but otherwise the plates are in very good condition with only some occasional spotting. Binding is worn in places particularly at corners, recased, decorative gilt leather backstrip laid down. Quarto. This beautiful volume contains two separately published works that caught the imagination of early 19th century Europe. The 82 handsome engravings are of course one of the reasons these books have been much admired over many years however the accompanying text is also surprisingly detailed and offers an insight into how China and Chinese people were to be viewed for many decades to come. The plates depict both the occupations of the people of China and the punishments meted out to those who transgressed. The original detailed pen and wash illustrations by Pu Qua were commissioned in Guangzhou by Major Mason while was spending some months sick leave at the British Factory. Cordier 1858. Abbey 533. Tooley (English Books with Coloured Plates) 320. .

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        His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathearn

      W. Say, 92 Norton Street, Marylebone, London 1808 - An impressive portrait of His Royal Highness, Edward the Duke of Kent, at the defense of Gibraltar. Edward Augustus was the fourth son of George III and Queen Charlotte; he spent his early years in Switzerland where he received a strict education from the Baron Wagenheim. Throughout his life he took an active role in the army, joining Lord Grey's forces in the West Indies and taking part in the reduction of St. Lucia. In the political sphere, he spoke adamantly for Catholic emancipation and the abolishment of the slave trade. Edward was an active Freemason who was viewed as an intricate force in the development of Freemasonry in England. By resolving the ideological differences between the "Ancients" and the "Moderns", he succeeded in forming the United Grand Lodge of England, and thus unifying the movement under one ideological concept. Late in life, Edward married Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and their daughter Victoria became one of the most influential and best-loved monarchs of Britain. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. in the British Museum 2. Mezzotint. In excellent condition with the exception of a skillfully mended tear on the left margin extending into the image. Image size: 26 1/4 x 17 7/16 inches.

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        Interesting Narrative of the Loss His Majesty's Armed Vessels the Porpoise and Cato, of London, upon Wreck Reef, on their passage from New South Wales to China; interspersed with Occasional Remarks on New South Wales, its Productions, Inhabitants, &c. By an Officer of the Porpoise, Never before published. Also the Loss of the Doddington, East Indiaman

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1808. Duodecimo,[ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), with a folding engraved frontispiece of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato; a nice copy in a neat recent binding of tan calf with a crimson label. Flinders on Wreck Reef. Very scarce London chapbook recounting the dismal wrecking off the Great Barrier Reef of the ships Porpoise and Cato bound from New South Wales to China in August 1803. This was the beginning of what was to be a disastrous voyage back to England for Matthew Flinders who shipped with the Porpoise after completing his circumnavigation. The Investigator had been damaged, apparently beyond repair, and he chose to go back to England in search of a seaworthy ship. The Porpoise left Port Jackson on 10 August 1803, taking the route via Torres Strait; on 17 August she went ashore on Wreck Reef, in open ocean about 740 miles NNE of Sydney. Two merchant vessels were with her; one, the Cato, was wrecked a short distance away, and the other, the Bridgewater, disappeared and was never heard of again. Flinders made a camp on the reef, organised the refugees, and made the journey back to Sydney in a ship's cutter, returning with rescue vessels. One of them, the Cumberland, took him and ten chosen men onwards - on a terrible voyage, the final humiliation of which was Flinders' imprisonment on Mauritius. 'The authorship is attributed in the text to one "Mr Fitz-Daniel", who is stated to have been the officer of the watch when the Porpoise struck, and the officer who accompanied Flinders in the cutter. There was no such person. The account is plagiarized from that in the Sydney Gazette, with additions supplied by the fancy of the compiler. A curious feature is that wherever numbers are given, one is added in this version, presumably to allow for the fictitious "Mr Fitz-Daniel"' (Ferguson). Authenticity apart, the text is well written and has much detail that did not appear in the Gazette report, including "Observations on the natural productions, and the manners of the natives of New South Wales". The publisher, Thomas Tegg, was a prolific publisher of chapbooks in London; his son later emigrated to become a significant early Sydney printer.

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        Interesting Narrative of the Loss His Majesty's Armed Vessels the Porpoise and Cato, of London, upon Wreck Reef, on their Passage from New South Wales to China; interspersed with Occasional Remarks on New South Wales, its Productions, Inhabitants, &c. By an Officer of the Porpoise, Never before published. Also the Loss of the Doddington, East Indiaman

      London: Thomas Tegg, circa, 1808. Octavo, [ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), paper water-marked "1807", with a folding engraved frontispiece of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato, lower margin cropped, laid down at an early date with ms. ink inscription "Loss of the Porpoise and Cato"; text uniformly aged, one page torn with loss to the margin, a good copy in modern quarter calf, marbled paper sides. Flinders shipwrecked. Very scarce chapbook account of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato off the Great Barrier Reef in 1803. This was the beginning of Flinders' disastrous voyage back to England after completing his circumnavigation. The Investigator had been damaged, apparently beyond repair, and he chose to go back to England in search of a seaworthy ship. The Porpoise left Port Jackson on 10 August 1803, taking the route via Torres Strait; on 17 August she went ashore on Wreck Reef, in open ocean about 740 miles NNE of Sydney. Two merchant vessels were with her; one, the Cato, was wrecked a short distance away, and the other, the Bridgewater, disappeared and was never heard of again. Flinders made a camp on the reef, organised the refugees, and made the journey back to Sydney in a ship's cutter, returning with rescue vessels. One of them, the Cumberland, took him and ten chosen men onwards - on a terrible voyage, the final humiliation of which was Flinders' imprisonment on Mauritius. 'The authorship is attributed in the text to one "Mr Fitz-Daniel", who is stated to have been the officer of the watch when the Porpoise struck, and the officer who accompanied Flinders in the cutter. There was no such person. The account is plagiarized from that in the Sydney Gazette, with additions supplied by the fancy of the compiler. A curious feature is that wherever numbers are given, one is added in this version, presumably to allow for the fictitious "Mr Fitz-Daniel"' (Ferguson). Authenticity apart, the text is well written and has much detail that did not appear in the Gazette report, including "Observations on the natural productions, and the manners of the natives of New South Wales". Ferguson suggests a date of publication of 1808, which would accord with the 1807 watermark visible on one page of this copy.

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      London, printed by and for Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, 1808.3 works bound together, the first complete, the second defective and the third lacking 1 leaf. A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE GIRL, early reprint 1808, 12mo, 150 x 88 mm, 5 7 / 8 x 3 3 / 8 inches, (52) pages, final 1½ pages contain publisher's adverts. Engraved title page vignette of mother reading to little girl under tree, little boy pointing out nest of baby birds, 3 full page engravings and 24 delightful half page engravings, including some of children at play, and some of naughty children. A series of little essays and verses on a variety of topics, some instructive, some extolling children to virtue. This edition reprints the text of the edition of 1806 but almost all the engravings have been extensively redrawn. A few are dated, either 1806 or 1808. Lacks original covers, rebound in a modern half calf binding with coloured patterned sides, raised bands to spine, no lettering or label, inner hinges strengthened with binder's linen tape. Title page slightly dusty and with 4 minute ink marks, faint name and date of 1816 in margin, tiny tip of upper corner missing on title and following page, occasional pale fingermarks to contents, short closed tear to text on 1 page, expertly repaired, no loss, some margins trimmed close but no loss of text. A good plus copy. First published in 1797 with different illustrations. Oppenheimer 2090; National Book League 522a; Osborne I,114 listing the 1806 edition. Bound with A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE BOY, London, Wm Darton and Jos.h Harvey, circa 1806 - 1808, several images dated 1806 with imprint. 40 OF 48 PAGES, 4 LEAVES MISSING: TITLE LEAF, FIRST LEAF OF TEXT (A2) AND LAST 2 LEAVES (D5 - D6). 22 of 25 engravings including 2 full page, 3 missing on missing leaves. A companion to Darton's Present for a Little Girl, first published in 1798. It consists of a series of anecdotes mainly about animals which includes one on a pig that was taught to read and spell. LACKING ORIGINAL WRAPS, light soiling throughout, 1 page torn across and expertly repaired, some margins trimmed, 1 page with loss of 2 letters but easily legible, another page with old paper repair to small closed tear, no loss. A previous owner has handwritten a title page and a page of text for the second story which has been taken from another edition. A defective copy of a scarce book. Oppenheimer 2087 listing the edition of 1805; Osborne II,703 listing edition of 1804; National Book League No. 525 listing edition of 1805. Also bound with INSTRUCTIVE HINTS IN EASY LESSONS FOR CHILDREN in 2 parts, (by Elizabeth Heyrick), London, Darton and Harvey, No. 55 Gracechurch Street, 1806. Pages: 52 of 54 (lacking page 25 / 26); 48. Collation: A - B12 ( - B1), C3, B2 signed A2; A - B12. Lacks 1 leaf of adverts at the end of Part I. Each title page has a different engraving, that in Part II dated 1804, plus 22 charming half page engravings in each Part. Topics covered include reading, and the production of paper and books; animals especially horses (the missing page deals with cruel treatment of them), donkeys, dogs, sheep, whales, and the uses of all of them; bee - keeping (2 images); knitting and sewing; beauty of sunrise; religion; kindness to animals especially birds; pleasures and use of swimming; tasks a girl of 12 can accomplish; the virtues of cleanliness. Lacking original wraps. Part I: neat early small signature and address on first title page, same name in pencil to 1 upper margin within, a few pages slightly dusty, occasional very light soiling mainly to margins, A11 is missing lower inner corner with loss of 4 or 5 words on recto and verso, 5 ink squiggles in central margin of A11 verso, some margins slightly trimmed, no loss, B12 torn across horizontally and neatly mended and easily legible. Part II: the same signature on title page dated 1809, a little brown staining to text on A2 recto, no loss, some pages dusty and lightly soiled, all legible. A good plus copy of a scarce interesting children's book (lacking 1 leaf), first published in 1800. A copy of Part I 1806 in the Opie Collection, a copy of Part II 1804 in the V. & A., Osborne I,124 lists only Part II of the 1806 edition and no others. No copy in the Oppenheimer catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les Hindous, ou description de leurs moeurs, coutumes et ceremonies

      Paris: chez l'auteur & H. Nicolle, 1808-, 1812. Four volumes, large folio; text in French and English, colour vignette on each title-page; half-titles in volumes I and IV; with 288 colour-printed plates finished with further colour by hand; some light foxing in places; contemporary English half niger morocco over marbled boards, gilt, a splendid binding byJ. Mackenzie (with his stamp on flyleaves). Splendid copy of the great colourplate study of Bengali manners and costumes. A splendid set of this great book, from the library of the great English collector Beriah Botfield, and in typically fine condition, elegantly bound for him by James Mackenzie, one of the finest London bookbinders of the early nineteenth century and "Bookbinder to the King". Botfield's superb library eventually made its way by bequest to the great English estate of Longleat. Various books and paintings from the bequest have been sold by the Thynne family in modern times. Solvyns' Hindous offers an extraordinary portrayal of life in India at the end of the eighteenth century, in a stunning series of etchings printed under the supervision of the work's eccentric creator which depict manners and costumes, trades and personalities, customs, festivals and scenes from daily life, and the environment of the Bengal people. Every plate is accompanied by French text with English translation by Solvyns' wife. Solvyns, born in Antwerp in 1760, left a career as a marine painter to seek his fortune in India, where he worked as a journeyman artist. In 1794 he announced his plan for A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings Descriptive of the Manners, Customs and Dresses of the Hindoos: published in Calcutta in a few copies in 1796, and then in greater numbers in 1799, its etchings appeared crude by contemporary European standards, and the book was a financial failure. Solvyns left India for France and soon began the huge project of reworking the etchings for this folio edition published in Paris between 1808 and 1812, which used some quite pioneering techniques. (For example, as Abbey points out, sometimes two plates are used for an image with different colours, to create a chiaroscuro effect). Godrej and Rohatgi point out that 'his influence was considerable and, like Thomas Daniell, he was a pioneer in the field of print-making in India'. This Paris version proved an artistic success but the cost of its production was so enormous that it once again represented a financial disaster for Solvyns, who ultimately returned to his native town Antwerp where he died in 1824. Always rare, Solvyns book has sometimes been disregarded on account of its author's eccentricity, but in modern times there has been new appreciation of his work, exemplified by Robert L. Hardgrave's publication A Portrait of the Hindus: Balthazar Solvyns & the European Image of India 1760-1824 (Oxford University Press, 2004). The author has also created a remarkable internet resource, where all the etchings of this edition are reproduced online, along with the earlier Calcutta printings and the selection of plates pirated by Edward Orme for the Costume of Indostan in 1807. 'Solvyns's portrayal of India constitutes an unrivalled visual account of the people of Bengal in the late eighteenth century. The prints in themselves are of importance in a tradition reaching back to the early seventeenth century, and even earlier, with encyclopedic efforts to represent systematically both the unfamiliar, as in costumes of foreign lands, and the familiar, as in the typologies of peasants, craftsmen, and street vendors. In portraying the Hindus, however, Solvyns is not simply recording ethnographic types. He gives his figures individual character and places them in time and space, with narrative interest, and in doing so, he provides the viewer intimate access. This separates him from purely encyclopedic interest, for with artistic purpose he combines the ethnographic and the aesthetic. He conveys "art as information". 'As an artist, Solvyns provided a prototype for the genre of "Company School" paintings of occupations, done by Indian artists for the British… More significantly from an historical and social perspective, Solvyns's work, with its accompanying descriptions, constitutes "the first great ethnographic survey of life in Bengal". Moreover, in his ordered, hierarchical portrayal of Hindu castes in Bengal, however problematic it may be, Solvyns may well be the first European to provide a systematic ranking of castes. Yet this contribution has never been recognized, and historians and anthropologists have rarely drawn upon Solvyns for an understanding of society in Bengal in the late eighteenth century' (Hardgrave, op. cit.).

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia; Written in Latin by the Right Worthy and Famous Sir Thomas More, Knight, and translated into English by Raphe Robinson, A.D. 1551

      London: William Miller, 1808. Quarto, engraved frontispiece and one plate; contemporary straight-grain brown morocco, elaborately gilt. Large paper issue. Large paper issue: a fine copy of this attractive scholarly edition of Robinson's translation of More's Utopia, with notes, a biographical introduction, and an informative bibliography of earlier editions by Thomas Dibdin. Dibdin's introduction was widely influential, not least because it is in this edition that 'the portraits of More are critically discussed' (Lowndes).

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        Carte Générale de la Terre Napoléon

      Paris: Gravé par Tardieu, 1808. Engraved chart measuring 580 x 846 mm. (sheet size), fine. French designs for South Australia. Impressive early chart of the South Australian coastline revealing French colonial ambitions for Australia, a result of the survey undertaken during the Baudin expedition in Australian waters during 1802. As the title "Terre Napoleon" strongly implies, the map is tangible proof of French colonial ambitions for Australia. At the time of the Baudin voyage a Napoleonic order existed to conquer the continent, a plan ultimately frustrated by defeat in Europe. The place names engraved on this chart maps are almost entirely in French; interestingly, when the second edition of Baudin's voyage was published in 1824 most of these names were discretely changed into English. Although the map bears the engraved date of 1808 it was included in the atlas volume of the official voyage account published in 1812. A milestone in mapping the continent, this was the first Australian atlas ever published. Although Matthew Flinders charted this coastline at the same time as Baudin, and the two expeditions famously met in Encounter Bay, Flinders' publication was delayed by several years due to his imprisonment at the hands of the French on Mauritius. The matter of precedence remained a bone of contention between the English and the French for some time as here there is no acknowledgement of Flinders' prior discoveries. This map is beautifully enhanced by vignettes of Australian flora and fauna based on drawings by Charles Alexandre Lesueur (featuring kangaroos and sea lions reclining composed beneath an idealised neoclassical figure). Most examples are removed from the atlas and are subsequently folded, however this example is a single unfolded sheet and remains in excellent condition.

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        Der seinen Hund ermahnende Schäfer.

      um 1808. Radierung, nach Fr.Ph. Reinhold (1779-1848), um 1808, auf Velin. 11,7:18,1 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck, auf die Plattenkante geschnitten. Literatur: Nagler aus 3; Le Blanc aus 11; Vgl. Ausst. Katalog: German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum 1994, Nr. 144 mit Abb.. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Reinhold an der Dresdener Akademie. 1807 übersiedelte er zu seinem Bruder und Förderer Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1848) nach Wien, wo er bis 1809 die Akademie besuchte. Ein Aufenthalt in Paris folgte von 1809-1814, danach wohnte er wieder in Wien. Hier begegnete ihm J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und er verkehrte im Kreise von Fr. Olivier (1791-1859). Nach einer Reise mit E. Welker (1788-1857) und J.Chr. Erhard (1795-1822) zum Schneeberg bei Wien unternahm er mit seinem Bruder Friedrich Philipp und den bereits oben erwähnten Malerfreunden im gleichen Jahr eine längere Studienreise nach Salzburg und in das Berchtesgadener Land. 1819 ging er mit Erhard nach Rom und verbrachte in den Jahren 1821, 1822 und 1824 die Sommermonate in Olevano. 1824 lernte er in Rom K.F. Schinkel (1781-1841) kennen, der Landschaftsstudien von ihm erwarb.Reinhold war vor allem Landschaftszeichner, malte aber seit 1816 auch in Öl. Er pflegte engen Kontakt zu J. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), C.W. Götzloff (1799-1866), A.L. Richter (1803-1884), J.H. Schilbach (1798-1851) u. a.

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        Description des Nouveaux Jardins de la France et de ses Anciens Chateaux

      Paris: Delance, 1808. Folio, a fine complete copy, collates as: title-page with engraved vignette, engraved title-page, 122 plates depicting gardens and chateaux (of which 58 full-page, 60 half-page, and 4 quarter-page), together with an additional 3 maps (of Malmaison, Ermenonville and the country around Paris), 8 quarter-page engravings on 2 plates in the Repton style with intact overlays, and one plate with 21 small technical figures; the head of some pages and plates marked by an old stain not affecting the text or images, some scattered foxing, but overall a most appealing copy in contemporary red half morocco, neat repairs to head and foot of spine, tips renewed. FINISHED. Malmaison as the centrepiece of the new scientific gardens. One of the first works on contemporary landscape architecture for gardens and a highly influential work on French eighteenth-century garden and landscape design. Published at the height of Napoleon's First French Empire, Laborde's work is of central importance to the history of Malmaison, and provides the best contemporary overview of the house and its extensive grounds, marking it out as a companion to the more famous botanical works of Ventenat and Bonpland: "Rien n'a été négligé pour y rassembler tout ce qui peut servir à l'étude de la Botanique." The introduction discusses the history of gardening, with a discourse on the Greeks and Romans, the creation of scientific gardens, Montaigne, Louis XIV and Versailles, and the rise of modern natural history: it is as good a mission statement for Enlightenment botany as one could find. Although Laborde is at pains to distinguish the new chateaux from those of the Ancien Régime - at one point launching a rather telling attack on the old taste for chinoiserie, for example - it is telling to see the grandeur of these Napoleonic era houses. The main part of the book is divided into sections which study actual gardens. In this section the main French text appears in simultaneous German and English translation (the latter a quite remarkable innovation for a work of this date). Pride of place is given to Malmaison, both as homage to Napoleon, but also in recognition of the fact that it was Malmaison which set the agenda for European gardens of the early nineteenth century. There is an overview of how the park has been laid out - including the comment that it is "remarkable for a number of foreign animals" including a pair of black swans from New Holland - before each plate is described in detail. For Malmaison alone there are seven full-size plates depicting the fine gate house; the chateau seen from the drive (complete with the curious campaign-style portico at the front door); Napoleon himself taking a promenade around the rear of the house (the classical structure at far left no longer stands); the lake behind the house; a view of the gardens showing the hot-house in situ; a close-up of the hot-house ("more elegant" than that of Schönbrunn or Kew); and a view of the lake of Saint Cucufat which was once part of the much more extensive grounds. There are also four half-size plates, two showing the grounds of the sheep-fold, and two of the dairy, important parts of the garden now often disregarded. Taken together, these 11 plates are the most comprehensive and important contemporary suite of views of Malmaison, much copied and studied since to help understand how the garden was planned and run: The hot-house, which is no longer standing, is an important record of a building which was then the centre for the cultivation of Australian and Pacific exotics in Europe. The Malmaison section concludes with a map of the grounds (here bound slightly out of order). The other major houses noticed are: Mortefontaine, then owned by Napoleon's elder brother Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte (plates 12-27); Ermenonville, the house of the Marquis René de Girardin built in honour of the ideas of Rousseau (plates 28-43 and unnumbered map of the grounds); and Mereville, the home of the Marquis Jean-Joseph de la Borde, the grounds of which included both a cenotaph to the memory of Captain Cook, but also a memorial column to his two sons Edouard and Ange Auguste who had died at Lituya Bay in California in 1786 on the La Pérouse expedition (plates 44-57). Smaller houses depicted include those of Saint-Leu, Tracy, Raincy and Trianon. An unusual inclusion is a view of the Chinese kiosk at Le Désert in Monville (dismissed as "an instance of the bad taste which then reigned").

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        Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens et des Destinées générales . Prospectus et Annonce de la Découverte

      'Leipzig' (Lyons): n.p., 1808. Octavo, with a folding table; some sporadic staining; contemporary sheep, flat spine gilt; a good copy. First edition of a most important book, and extremely rare. The first major work published by Fourier, it is a genuine attempt to engineer a paradise: 'Quite literally for Fourier, the ideal city was to appear on the earth' (Helen Rosenau, The Ideal City). Fourier hoped that the ideas he announced here would inspire 1000 loyal subscribers and lead to publication of a massive six-volume undertaking. Despite being disappointed in his hopes, it is 'acknowledged not simply as a pioneering exploration of the social, but also as a founding document of socialist thought' (Jones, Introduction to the Theory of the Four Movements). Although he is best remembered for his development of the 'phalange' or phalanx, an ideal community which combined the agricultural and the industrial in perfect synthesis, it is in the Théorie des Quatre Mouvemens that he expounded the bases for all of his later work with the revolutionary notion of 'passionate attraction', where the 'passions rather than reason were to be harnessed to ensure the maximum gratification of sexual, social, and other instinctual desires' (Claeys et al., Utopia). It is one of the most amazing works of social theory ever published. Famously, Fourier held that the Enlightenment faith in civilisation was nothing more than a symptom of decadence, but that this decadence is one of the required steps for the impending leap from chaos into harmony, not only for the Earth but for the whole solar system. His analysis of the impending 70,000 years of harmony is neatly summarised in the folding chart. If his mathematical predictions were not outlandish enough, the detailed asides he offers are truly astonishing. He details, for instance, his staunch belief that the Earth would form a Northern Crown similar to the Rings of Saturn which would, in turn, change the chemical balance of the seas until it became like lemonade. Naturally this would also lead to the demise of the 'horribles légions de monstres marins' which have been plaguing humanity. Fourier once humbly commented 'I alone comprehend the true plan and the means of fulfilling it'. Engels christened him an ironist.

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        Die Freundschaft.

      1808. Federlithographie, mit hellbrauner Tonplatte gedruckt und mit mehrfachen Umfassungslinien, von Louis (?) Kramp 1834, nach einer verschollenen Zeichnung von Franz Pforr, 1808, auf Velin. Darstellungsgröße (ohne Linien) 23,7:18,2 cm, Blattgröße 43,5:34,7 cm. Leicht vergilbt, in der linken unteren Ecke etwas stockfleckig, Einriß im rechten Rand hinterlegt. Innerhalb der Darstellung auf dem Täfelchen bezeichnet "POP" (im Kreis) = Passavant, Overbeck, Pforr, datiert "1808". - Aus: Compositionen und Handzeichnungen aus dem Nachlasse von Franz Pforr", 1834, Heft 2, Blatt 2. Literatur: F.H. Lehr, Die Blütezeit romantischer Bildkunst. Franz Pforr der Meister des Lukasbundes. Marburg, 1924, E, 2. Heft, 2; Das Freundschaftsbild der Romantik. Heidelberg 1952, S. 131; Ausst. Katalog: Unter Glas und Rahmen. Druckgraphik der Romantik aus den Beständen des Landesmuseums Mainz und aus Privatbesitz. Mainz/Nürnberg/Lübeck 1993/94, Nr. 65 mit Abb.. "...Wie in der Radierung Carl Hoffs "Dürer und Raffael knien vor dem Throne der Kunst" 1832, nach Franz Pforr (op. cit. 64) ist auch hier eine verschollene Zeichnung Pforrs wiedergegeben, die einst Overbeck gehört hatte. Lediglich eine Skizze und eine eigenhändige Umrisskopie, die Pforr an Passavant sandte, haben sich erhalten (Lehr Nrn. 46, 47; Abb. 19, 20). Unter Vernachlässigung der emblematischen Bezüge, wurde die Darstellung zum "Keim" (K. Andrews, ) für Pforrs "Sulamith und Maria" und Overbecks "Italia und Germania"." (Zitiert aus: op. cit.).

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        Sämmtliche Briefe übersetzt und erläutert von C. M. Wieland. 7 Bände.

      Zürich, Gessner, 1808-, 1821.. 8°, circa 20 x 12 cm. Zusammen etwa 3500 Seiten, 7 gestochene Titel mit Portraitvignette Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und 2 Rschildern, Etikett (roter Löwe) auf den Vorderdeckeln. Goed. IV/1, 573, 189; Günther-Z. 1412. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung, die Bände 6,2 und 7 wurden nach dem Tode Wielands von F. D. Gräter vollendet. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen Schönborn mit dem Etikett (roter Löwe) auf dem Deckel vorne und gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris für Franz Graf von Schönborn auf dem schönen Marmorpapier-Vorsatz. - Gering gebräunt, teils etwas stockig oder leicht fleckig, Einbände berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen, Rückenschilder von Band 7 farblich leicht abweichend. Sehr dekorative Reihe!.

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      . Wir Vorsteher des ehrsamen Handwerks der bürgerl. Tischler Meister in der k. k. Landesfürstlichen Kreis-Stadt Korneuburg. Typendruck u. Holzschnitt mit hs. Ergänzungen, 2 Wachssiegeln, papiergedecktem Siegel, Korneuburg 1808, 33,5 x 43,5 cm (Blattgr.) - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Stopp X, A 58.3.- Seltene Handwerkskundschaft mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt (9 x 32 cm).- Gesellenbrief des Tischler - Handwerks, ausgestellt für Jakob. Korneuburg, 19. Juni 1808.- Kleine Läsuren u. nur gering fleckig.

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      Imprimerie Imperiale, Paris 1808 - Paris: De l?Imprimerie Impériale, 1808. Four volumes, complete. Three 8vo text volumes in recent calf, spines gilt, red morocco labels, contained in marbled slipcases. Atlas volume in modern quarter-calf and blue cloth boards with early 19th century gilt spine with red morocco labels laid down. Minor scattered spotting. A handsome set of the first edition of this comprehensive account. Atlas volume with 97 engravings on 66 leaves, including large map on two folding sheets, two full page maps and two folding maps. The maps include the region between Peking and Qingdao (Canton), map and plan of Macao, maps of the Philippines and of Manila Bay. The plates illustrate views, architecture of palaces and pagodas, street life, gardens, theater, costume, etc. Text deals with foreign trading companies, industry, canals, ships, roads, painting and sculpture, porcelain, festivals and customs and so on. Guignes, a French orientalist scholar and diplomat, was appointed French resident in China and Consul in Canton in 1784. From 1794-1795, he was interpreter with the Dutch Embassy to Peking, spending a total of seventeen years in China. Cordier 2351- 2352. Hill 2004. Folio and 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Edinburgh, printed by James Ballantyne and Company, for the publishers Watt and Baillie, Leith. 1808.To which is prefixed A New Biographical Memoir of the Author, and A Critique on his Writings. With a Head, and twelve characteristic engravings, from designs by Allan; and a full and correct glossary. 1808, 4to, approximately 300 x 240 mm, 11¾ x 9½ inches, HAND COLOURED frontispiece portrait of the author and 12 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES drawn and engraved by David Allan, pages: (4), xxx, (2), 121 including Glossary and complete with half - title, nicely bound in modern half navy blue morocco over gilt heightened marbled paper sides, double gilt dividing lines, gilt raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, same marbled endpapers. Very slightly rubbed at top and bottom of spine and at corners, very small scrape on lower cover, half - title lightly foxed at edges, very short closed tear to margin of frontispiece with old paper repair on reverse, faint foxing to edges of title page, occasional light browning or pale foxing, 2 prelim pages have a dark mark running along the top edge, small closed tear to lower edge of dedication page and one other, repaired. A very good tight copy, uncommon with hand colouring. Allan Ramsay's pastoral drama was first published in Edinburgh in 1725 and became very popular with many editions. The illustrations by the Scottish painter David Allan first appeared in the edition of 1788, uncoloured. Abbey, Life, No. 244. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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