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

      n.p., Paris 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Delance, Paris 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-Jos

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        The Russian Dominions in Europe, drawn from the latest Maps, printed, by the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; revised and corrected, with the Post Roads & New Governments, from the Russian Atlas of 1806.

      1808 - London: William Faden, 1808. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged with green silk, total size 1070 x 930mm. With marbled paper slipcase with Faden's label. Fine condition. A large and detailed map, extending west to east from the Baltic to the Urals and north to south from the Arctic Ocean to Georgia.

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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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        An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

      , 1808. 1808. How To Lose Friends and Irritate People"The Power of Women to Sap Women's Confidence" "Always…Do Unto Every One, What You Would Least Wish to Have Done Unto Yourself."WOODWARD, G[eorge] M[outard, artist]. [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, engr.]. [COLLIER, Jane. author]. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A new edition, corrected, revised and illustrated, with five prints from designs by G.M. Woodward, Esq.… London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1808. First edition with the Woodward illustrations. Sixteenmo (6 5/8 x 4 inches; 169 x 102 mm.). [viii], 160 pp. Folding hand colored frontispiece signed "Woodward del" and "Rowlandson sc.", and four other hand colored etched plates all signed "Woodward del".Bound in late nineteenth century full calf by Riviére & Son with triple fillets, gilt decorated compartments. Gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Gilt-rolled edges. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked with the original spine laid-down. A very attractive and near fine copy. Of George Murgatroyd Woodward(1760?–1809), caricaturist and author, the DNB notes that he, "later known as Mustard George, grew up in a Derbyshire town, living with his father and, to judge by the evidence of his later writings, received a sound education. He took early to caricature, ridiculing his neighbours in Derbyshire; a folio of these drawings dated 1781 is in the Derby Loc al Studies Library, among a sizable collection of his prints, drawings, and book illustrations. His caricatures having caused something of a local stir, he persuaded his father to let him seek his fortune in London."Apart from two caricature prints dated 1785 designed by Woodward and published by him from 28 Cary Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, it was not until 1790 that he made an impact on the London scene. Thereafter his output was copious. The British Museum catalogues list 525 examples of his work from the next twenty years, published by Holland, Fores, Ackermann, and latterly Tegg, all leading printsellers. These prints, designed by Woodward, are etched by others—Rowlandson, who was his friend and drinking companion, Isaac Cruikshank, Roberts, and Williams. Woodward's original drawings are vigorous… [and] his value lay in his humorous ideas."Woodward…might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as ‘original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,’ and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was ‘a loss to caricature’ (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" (Simon Heneage, ‘Woodward, George Murgatroyd (1760?–1809)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [ Jane Collier (1710- 1755) anonymously wrote the volume under notice in 1753. The book "ironically addresses both those who can be hurt by power (husbands, but chiefly mistresses of servants) and those who can hurt by affection (wives, friends). Writing as a sufferer, not an inflicter, of hurt, she explores…most frighteningly the power of women to sap women's confidence" (Feminist Companion to Literature in English). A close friend of novelists Sarah Fielding Samuel Richardson, she limns the first principle of proper tease and torment: "Remember always to do unto every one, what you would least wish to have done unto yourself."Rare. Not in Abbey.Prideaux, p. 383.

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      Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1808. Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 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.. 1st Edition. Calf.. Fine.. Folio and 8vo.

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        [FORE-EDGE Painting]. Memoirs of Marmontel

      Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. hardcover. fine. 4 volumes. Handsomely bound in contemporary straight grained green morocco with gilt designs on covers & spines, a.e.g. Housed in a red cloth folding box. Edinburgh: Printed for Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. A fine set. Each volume has a detailed fore-edge painting of various London city scenes.

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        Autograph letter signed, 4pp., concerning hospital sanitation

      Paris, 1808. Paris, 1808. <p>Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard (1737-1816). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, 13 May 1808. 4pp. 185 x 117 mm. Fine. </p><p>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&#39;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.</p><p>Guyton de Morveau&#39;s letter, written to someone who had corresponded with him on hospital sanitation, reads in part as follows:</p><p>"J&#39;aurais [...] manquer à un devoir d&#39;humanité de garder pour moi seul vos précieuses observations sur les moyens d&#39;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&#39;en effet les moyens préservatifs étaient trop souvent négligés je crois faire une chose utile que d&#39;appeler à ce sujet la sollicitude du Ministre en lui adressant un exemplaire de l&#39;article des Annales que j&#39;avais fait tirer séparément. </p><p>"Je vous envoie cy joint un de ces exemplaires où vous retrouverez votre lettre, qui a été imprimée sur l&#39;original sans aucun changement. En la relisant, je n&#39;ai pu imaginer ce que vous pourriez regretter d&#39;y avoir écrit, et vous ne regretterez surement pas non plus l&#39;approbation que vous avez la bonté de donner à l&#39;image que j&#39;en ai fait. M. Parmentier mon confrère à l&#39;Institut et de la Société des Annales de chimie, m&#39;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&#39;y a pas de mal à cela . . .</p><p>[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.</p><p>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&#39; enthusiasm on this occasion, but there is no harm in this . . .]</p><p>"Parmentier" refers to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737-1813), the famous nutritional chemist and promoter of potatoes as food for humans. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.</p>

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        Carte Des Gouvernements Européens de l'Empire de Russie avec les parties voisines de la Russie Asiatique de la Turquie de l'Atriche, de Varsovie et de la Pruße réduite d'après la grande carte publiée au Dépôt Impérial a St. Petersburg.

      1808 - Vienna & Pesth, Department of Art and Industry, 1812. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total size 1520 x 1280mm. With marbled paper slipcase, worn.

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        Nuova Carta del Teatro della Guerra.

      1808 - Milan, 1813. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total size 590 x 920mm. With marbled paper slipcase with engraved label.

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1808. Imprenta Sierra Marti. 199Pag+1h. Pasta espanola. 15X11. Por Francisco-Augusto Chateaubriand y la traduccion al castellano por D.T.T d.l. R.2 edicion. Magnifico ejemplar. Ref-9.4 Biblioteca AD

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        Manuel des Amphitryons; contenat Un Traite de la Dissection des viandes a table, la Nomenclature des Menus le plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elemens de Politesse gourmande. Ouvrage indispensable a tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chere, et de la faire faire aux autres; Orne d'un grand nombre de Planches gravees en taille-douce. Par l'Auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands.

      Paris, Capelle et Renard, 1808.. 8°. 384 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 16 gestoch. Tafeln. Neuer Ldr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe. - Premiere partie. Traite de la Dissection des Viandes. - Seconde partie. Des Menus. - Troisieme partie. Elemens de Politesse Gourmande. - Ledereinband der Zeit (beide Deckel und Fragment des Rückens) beiliegend. - (Vortitelblatt mit sauber unterlegten Fehlstellen, ohne Textverlust. S. 5/6 mit sauber geklebten Einriss. 3 Tafeln um 180 Grad falsch eingebunden. Nur wenige Flecken).

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        FORE-EDGE Painting]. Memoirs of Marmontel.

      Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, Edinburgh 1808 - Each volume has a detailed fore-edge painting of various London city scenes. 4 volumes. Handsomely bound in contemporary straight grained green morocco with gilt designs on covers & spines, a.e.g. Housed in a red cloth folding box. Edinburgh: Printed for Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson

      London.: T. Bensley., 1808.. b/w steel engravings, b/w facsimiles, fldg. diagrams. 4to. viii, 100 pp. First edition of an early hagiography, and one of the richest sources of images of Nelson and his adventures, with twelve steel engravings by Bromley and Worthington, manuscript facsimile of a letters, and two folding plates depicting the funeral procession and the coffin. Cowie 136. Pages show occasional light foxing. This is a large paper copy, and scarce thus. With the bookplate of John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle, with his brief inscription "Rolle" on title page. Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards.

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        Historia de los Movimientos, Separación y Guerra de Cataluña en tiempo de Felipe IV. Nueva edición corregida.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Sancha, 1808. - 4to. menor; 1 h., XXVI-475 pp., la última, de Indice, con pérdida de texto. Encuadernación en piel marbreada de la época, con tejuelo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Valencia. 1808. Pergamino. 21X15.86p+92p+36p+25 bellas laminas con sus respectivas explicaciones. Buen ejemplar y completo. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Receuil Des Divers Caractères, Vignettes et Ornemens [sic] de La Fonderie et Imprimerie J.F. Gillé

      , 1808. 1808. Paris, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, division du Panthéon, Année 1808. Folio. 96ff. Vellum spine, marbled boards. Binding very worn & rubbed, trace of label with name and address of Gillé on front cover. Contains the following ff: 1-3: brown cover paper, no text, but decorative border printed recto & verso. Right margin cut short. Same paper as used for endpapers on verso of frontcover; 4: Receuil de divers... 1808. Titlepage. Loose; 5: blank; 6-7: Exposé des objets qui composent ma fonderie & prix. 4to. ff 7 printed recto/verso. No date, but mention "Medaille obtenue en l&#39;an X"; 8: Notice des impressions dont je puis me charger. 1809. 4to.; 9-10: Notice des impressions dont je puis me charger. 1809. 4to. Printed on different paper as ff 8 and with a sample of an official letter attached; 11: blank. 4to. (part of ff 8 - 9-10 bound inside 8-11); 12-13: Prospectus de nouvelles gravures sur bois... Collection dont la souscription est proposée par Gillé...; 14-15: Prospectus d&#39;un nouvel manuel typographique. No date; 16-17: (no title, contains:) 16 vignettes; 18-19: Caractères de la fonderie de Gillé fils; 20-21: Titres de la fonderie et imprimerie de Gillé fils à Paris. No date.; 22-29: Epreuves de caractères d&#39;écriture, de la fonderie et imprimerie de Gillé fils, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, no. 18 à Paris. 1808?; 30-33: Objets qui composent mes fonderies. No date; 34-39: Choix de nouvelles vignettes. No date; 40-45: Choix de nouvelles vignettes. Supplement. No date; 46-48: Vignettes nouvelles faisant suite au supplement. No date; 49: Accolades de la fonderie de Gillé fils, à Paris. No date; 50-80: Epreuves de vignettes et fleurons gravés sur bois et politypés des fonderie et imprimerie de Gillé, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, no. 18. Paris, de l&#39;imprimerie de Gillé fils, 1808; 81: blank; 82-85: (no title) Passe-partouts. no date. Loose; 86: Mr. Gillé, selon la demande bien établiés peut livrer de presses de toutes grandeurs. No date. Planche d&#39;une presse; 87-88: (no title) Specimens large handwriting. No date. Loose; 89-90: Nouveaux caractères d&#39;affiches de la fonderie et imprimerie de Gillé fils à Paris. No date. (loose); 81: Folding sheet of greenish paper with "Theatre" in large letters within a decorative border. Below the text: "De l&#39;Imprimerie de Gillé fils à Paris". No date; 92: Titres de la fonderie et imprimerie de Gillé fils, à Paris. No date. (loose); 93: Musique sur deux points des Gros-Romain. No date; 94-96: Blue cover paper, no text, elaborate border like ff 1-3 but here in blue and also used as endpaper for the backcover. Among French type-founders at the end of the eighteenth century, the two Gillé&#39;s, père et fils, held a prominent place. The elder Gillé, Joseph, was a distinguished Parisian type-founder... Joseph Gillé was succeeded about 1790 by Joseph Gaspard Gillé fils... He was one of the promoters of the newer styles of ornament, and offered typographic decoration to the printers of France - in a kind of stereotype - which he felt sure - or so he asserted - was in design and method of reproduction to overthrow the superannuated woodcuts of the ancien régime" (Fleuron 6, pp. 167 etc.; D.B. Updike, &#39;A translation of the reports of Berlier & Sobry on Types of Gillé fils&#39;). Gillé fils was influenced by Didot in the design of his lush vignettes, borders and rules. His house specialized in ornaments, fancy letters and script letters. In September 1827 it was bought by Honoré de Balzac.

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        Brieven over Oostindiën. Uit het Hoogduitsch. Met platen.

      Amsterdam Johannes Allart 1808. Met 6 gegraveerde platen, waarvan 2 gekleurde platen met elk 4 afbeeldingen, en 4 platen, waarvan 3 uitvouwbaar. Halfleer. 8vo (XVI), 311 pp. *papier hier en daar licht gebruind; bovenzijde rug minimaal beschadigd*Prijsbandje. 'Ce prix est donné à C. Mensingh élève à l'Institut du Sousigné, en recompense de son application et de sa bonne conduite. À la Haye, le 3 mai 1826, J. Andriessen Instituteur. Mooie exemplaar.

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        Conchyliologie systématique, et classification méthodique des coquilles; offrant leurs figures, leur arrangement générique, leur descriptions caractéristiquesm leurs noms

      chez F. Schoell,, Paris, 1808 - Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. lxxxvii (1) 409 (1); (4) 676. Con 261 incisioni xilografiche nel testo raffiguranti altrettante specie di conchiglie. Solida legatura recente in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Edizione originale ed unica di questo raro lavoro scientifico dedicato alla classificazione delle conchiglie univalve. il piano editoriale prevedeva l'uscita di un terzo volume che però non ha mai visto la luce. Non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur l'Astronomie Pratique; Traduits du Portugais.

      Paris, chez Courcier, 1808. - in-4. 2ff. 180pp. 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau à coins, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, restauration sommaire). Première Edition Française, en partie originale, de ces mémoires d'Astronomie du mathématicien et astronome portugais José Monteiro da Rocha (1734-1819). Publiés initialement au sein des Éphémérides de l'Observatoire, ces travaux furent réunis ici par le traducteur Manoël-Pedro de Mello avec des augmentations de l'auteur. Composés notamment d'un mémoire sur un instrument destiné à observer le passage des astres par le méridien et d'un autre sur le calcul des éclipses, ils sont cités par Delambre dans son Astronomie théorique et pratique. José Monteiro da Rocha était le directeur de l'Observatoire de Coimbra. L'ouvrage est illustré de 3 planches dépliantes représentant des schémas de géométrie. Quelques rousseurs. Biographie universelle et portative des contemporains, 1826, II, p. 630: "Mémoires intéressants". Cf. Delambre, Astronomie théorique et pratique, 1814, p. 114.

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        The Compleat Angler . .

      London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, 1808 - First Bagster edition, Mercier and Co. Octavo edition. 8vo. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Printed by C. Mercier and Co. vi, [7]-512 pp. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, all edges marbled, original gilt spine deftly laid down, leather title label. Very nice copy. Coigney 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A TRUE HISTORY OF A LITTLE OLD WOMAN, who found a silver penny.

      20, [12 booklist] pages. Plus 12 hand-coloured plates and 1 folding panorama. Original printed wrappers. Spine repaired; old repairs to folds of panorama; else an excellent copy of a book rarely found in anything approaching acceptable condition. Moon 96A(2). First published in 1806.

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        Dr. Goldsmith's Celebrated Elegy on that Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize.

      Engraved title page and 12 hand-coloured engraved leaves. Lacking original wrappers. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 16mo. First edition.Some minor offsetting; last leaf a little ragged at bottom margin; else a very good copy..

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        Tröst Einsamkeit, alte und neue Sagen und Wahrsagungen, Geschichten und Gedichte. EA.

      Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1808.. Titel, 1 Bl., Spalten VII-XV, 296, 40 Spalten. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln. 4°. Neuer Pappbd im Stil d. Z. mit Rückenschild, goldgepr. doppelten Fileten und floralen Rollstempeln auf beiden Deckeln sowie reicher Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung.. Zu Beginn sehr schwach fingerfleckig in der unteren Ecke; 4 Bll. (Nr. 27) mit Wasserrand am Fuß; Bl. XIV mit Eckabriß (kein Textverlaust); sehr gering stock- bzw. braunfleckig; 1 Bl. mit Einriß im weißen Rand (Papierfehler?); Vorsätze erneuert. Diesch 1485; Goedeke VI, 73,17; WG² 8. Erschien vom 1. April bis 30. August 1808 in 37 Nummern als "Zeitschrift für Einsiedler". U. a. Beiträge von B. von Arnim, Cl. Brentano, J. Görres, J. und W. Grimm, Frd. Hölderlin, Jean Paul, J. Kerner, Maler Müller, Runge, A. W. und Frd. Schlegel, L. Tieck, L. Uhland. Meistereinband von G(enevieve) von Hahn, mit deren kleinem, goldgeprägtem Stemel auf Hinterdeckel. Provenienz: aus dem Besitz des Historikers Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903), mit dessen Exlibrisstempel auf Innendeckel.

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        Le Nozze di Figaro. Opera buffa. Musica di W. A. Mozart. Accomodata per il piano forte.

      Bonn, N. Simrock, ohne Jahr (ca. 1808).. Ca. 25 x 33,5 cm. Titelblatt, 228 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit Fronttitelschild aus grünem Spaltleder.. Platten-Nr. 28. KV 492. Erste gedruckte Ausgabe des Klavierauszuges im 13. Abzug (vgl.: Haberkamp, Gertraud: Die Erstdrucke der Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; S. 260), allerdings hier mit Platten-Nr. 28 auf den Seiten 183 und 228 (kaum erkennbar). Möglicherweise liegt hier der 10. Abzug mit dem Titelblatt des 13. Abzugs vor, da ein Wasserzeichen nicht erkennbar ist. Preisangabe auf dem Titelblatt: Prezzo 24 francs. Wie bei Haberkamp angegeben ohne Verkaufskatalog. Der Klavierauszug ist von Christian Gottlob Neefe, die deutsche Übersetzung von Adolph von Knigge. Mit italienischen und deutschen Singstimmen. Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz, vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Beskrifning på lifs-pusten.

      Sthlm, P. Sohm, 1808. Liten 8:o. 14 s. Tagen ur band och insatt i ny gråpappersryggremsa. Med en samtida marginalmarkering och på titelbladets baksida den likaledes samtida, men obetydligt beskurna anteckningen: "Med vederbörligt tillstånd äro prenum: listor å detta instrument antagne, både i Societeten och uti Sällskapet vid Munkbron.". Bibliotheca Walleriana 2914. En ny upplaga utkom 1811. Fahlmans skrivelse daterad för hand den 1 november 1808. Apparaten, som uppfunnits av den engelska militärläkaren Gorcy, skulle göra det möjligt att upptäcka eventuellt skendöda personer genom att med hjälp av ett par bälgar tömma dessa på "qväfgas [...] utur lungorna" och med den andra bälgen fylla lungorna med "lifsluft". Att "lifs-pusten" faktiskt fungerade, intygas av A. N. Edelcrantz och H. Nicander och den "som ej har råd att köpa lifs-pusten, kan densamma till låns bekomma, emot billig vedergällning" av "commissarie Fahlman". Arbetet avslutas med en lista på de som redan beställt apparaten för 8 rdr bco. Bland beställarna märks Brahe, Brinkman, Fersen, C. Fleming, S. G. Hermelin, J. G. Oxenstierna, L. M. Philipson, Z. Strindberg och S. af Ugglas

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        Geschichte der Bekleidung, Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung des Königlich Preußischen Heeres,

      . Zweiter Teil: Die Kürassier- und Dragoner-Regimenter seit Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Reorganisation der Armee 1808, Weimar, Königl. Kriegsministerium, 1906, Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, 502 Seiten, mit vielen großformatigen Farbtafeln, NEU GEBUNDEN, Zustand 2 (T2246).

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      . Deutsch. Z 2-; Der Einband vom Buchbinder fachgerecht erneuert (im Stil d. Zeit passend), Titel m. Stempelung, sonst gut u. sauber erhalten.. Kling, C. (Bearb.): Geschichte der Bekleidung, Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung des Königlich Preußischen Heeres. Zweiter Teil. Die Kürassier- und Dragoner-Regimenter seit Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Reorganisation der Armee 1808. Weimar, Putze & Hölzer, 1906. Halbleinenband, 4to, X, 502 S., mit zahlreichen meist farbigen lithographierten Tafeln. Titel m. Stempelung e. Militär-Bibliothek / Infanterie-Schule ++ Insgesamt erschienen 3 Bände.

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        Uebersetzt nach der neuen offiziellen Ausgabe von einer Gesellschaft Rechtsgelehrter und durch Noten erläutert von L. Spielmann.

      Straßburg und Paris, Bey Treuttel und Würtz. 1808.. Oktav. VIII, 677 S. Zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Lederecken. ERSTE Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Spielmann.; ERSTE Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Spielmann.. Spielmann, Prokurator am Zivilgericht zu Straßburg und dort auch Extraordinarius für Rechtswissenschaft, stellt eine deutsche Übersetzung vor, die eine Gemeinschaftsarbeit französischer Rechtsgelehrter darstellt. Die Probleme, so schreibt Spielmann, waren nicht unerheblich, vor allem deshalb, weil die deutsche Sprache noch gar keine richtige juristische Fachsprache ausgebildet hatte. Es sind gerade einmal 5 Jahre her, dass F. C. von Savigny (1779-1861), Deutschlands größter Rechtsgelehrte, einer der ersten juristischen Monographien in deutscher Sprache vorgestellt hat. Unter diesem Gesichtspunkt versteht Spielmann seine Übersetzung auch als einen "Beytrag zur Einführung einer allgemeinen Rechtssprache in Deutschland". Wenn die Möglichkeit eines Missverständnisses doch zu groß war, so fügte Spielmann eine Annotation bei, um die Übersetzung schlüssig erscheinen zu lassen. Das Vorwort ist datiert mit Straßburg, im Dezember 1807.

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        Versuch gemeinnütziger Beyträge zur praktischen Staats-Finanz- und Land-Wirtschaftsverwaltung nebst Benatwortung der Fragen . In zwey Theilen. Mit Beylagen. 4 Zugabe in einem Band.

      Jena, Akademische Buchhandlung, 1808,. OLWd., 340 S., 4° mit Rückengoldprägung. Gelber Kopfschnitt. Neuzeitiger Einband mit einer kolorierten, gefalt. Tabelle im Anhang. Exemplar in sehr gutem Zustand. Vorderdecke gering beschmutzt. Sehr gut erhalten..

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        Poetica ae Satire di Benedetto Menzini

      Milano - Dalla Societa Tipografica de'Classici Italiani, 1808. Milano - Dalla Societa Tipografica de&#39;Classici Italiani, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The poetry and satires of Italian priest and poet Benedetto Menzini, in a fine binding, from the Classici Italiani series. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With the armorial binding of the Hon. George Agar-Ellis. Benedetto Menzini, 1646- 1704, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and poet. In his satireshe assails the hypocrisy prevailing in Tuscany in the last years of the Medici rule. In 1685 he went to Rome and enjoyed the favour of Queen Christina of Sweden. Pope Innocent XII gave him a canonry, and appointed him to a chair of rhetoric in one of the institutions of the city of Rome. George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover PC FRS FSA, 1797 1833, was a British politician and man of letters. In 1824 Agar-Ellis was the leading promoterof thefoundation for the National Gallery. Alongside his politicalendeavours and positions, Agar-Elliswas president of the Royal Society of Literature in 1832, a trustee of the British Museum and of the National Gallery, and a commissioner of public records. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is starting. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with occasionalfoxing, most prominent to the first and last pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The True Church of Christ

      London - Coyne, 1808. London - Coyne, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of &#39;The True Church of Christ, shewn,from the current testimonies of scripture and primitive tradition&#39;. Including the writers &#39;defence of the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, against Dr. Clarke and Mr Whiston&#39;. Written by the Reverend Edward Hawarden Edward Hawarden (Harden) (April 1662 - April 1735), an English Roman Catholic theologian and controversialist. Hawarden was raised a recusant family, maintaining domestic Chapel&#39;s in their residences in Appleton and Widnes and later became a classical tutor and a professor of philosophy. In 1707 Hawarden left Douai to take charge of the mission of Gilligate, Durham, and later Aldcliffe Hall, near Lancaster. Brief entries in the Tyldesley Diary give an idea of his daily life until the seizure of Aldcliffe Hall in 1717, after which he moved to London, probably on his appointment as controversy-writer. Dr. Hawarden received the thanks of the University of Oxford for his defence of the Blessed Trinity in the famous conference with Dr. Samuel Clarke (1719). A reprint of the1714 publication. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In a quater cloth binding with paper boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places with marks to the boards. Institutional stamps have been left to the front board of each volume. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and generally clean with just some light scattered scattered spotting. Ink stamps to the free-endpapers from the Monastic Library of St Augustine Abbey in Ramsgate. To the front pastedowns of Volumes I and II institutional labels have been tipped in and the remains of one have been left to Volume III. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poetical Works of the late Christopher Anstey, Esq. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by his son, John Anstey, Esq

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808. 1st. Quarto. [iv],lx,[viii],503,[1]pp. With portrait frontispiece, five plates, and eight textual vignettes. A very good copy in contemporary half calf, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled boards and endpapers. Short split to head and foot of upper outer joint, but covers perfectly firm. A handsome copy of the sole collected edition. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Essai sur une Méthode qui a pour objet de bien régler l'emploi du tems, premier moyen d'être heureux ; à l'usage des jeunes gens de 16 à 25 ans ; extrait d&#146;un travail général, plus étendu, sur l&#146;éducation [édition originale de 1808] &#150; Suivi de la Seconde Edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée [1810] : Essai sur l&#146;emploi du tems ; ou Méthode qui a pour objet de bien régler l&#146;emploi du tems, premier moyen d&#146;être heureux ; destinée spécialement à l&#146;usage des jeunes gens de 15 à 25 ans [+ L.A.S.]

      Firmin-Didot 1808 - In-8, reliure de l&#146;époque plein veau avec un encadrement doré aux plats, dos lisse orné avec les titres gravés. 206pp. (édition de 1808) + XVIII-XII-348pp. La seconde édition comporte bien les XII pages d&#146;extraits d&#146;une partie des jugements portés sur la première édition, à placer après l&#146;Avertissement. Cet ensemble est d&#146;autant plus précieux (l&#146;édition originale de 1808 est fort rare) qu&#146;il est agrémenté d&#146;une lettre manuscrite signée de l&#146;auteur, à en-tête du Bureau Central de la Revue Encyclopédique et datée du 8 août 1826, adressée à M. Toussaint, architecte. Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris (1775-1848) était un révolutionnaire, proche de Robespierre. Bords des plats un peu émoussés, avec les coins tassés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Printed by the editor for B. Crosby and Co., 1808. London: Printed by the editor for B. Crosby and Co., 1808. First ed. 8vo., xviii, 505, 506*-507* (sic), 506-530 [48] pp. frontispiece, illustrations, plates (1 folding) folding tables. Following the title page is a tipped-in plate showing the layout of the type case, which has a few closed tears, and tipped to the terminal leaf is a double page price list for various size printing presses, and all related materials and equipment, "Printed at the Islington Printing office, by W. Hughes". Newly rebacked in calf with morocco label on spine within raised bands and cloth boards. Scattered foxing, else very good. An early English manual for printers; includes illustrations of typography, and printing equipment.

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      London: Printed by the editor for B. Crosby and Co., 1808 London: Printed by the editor for B. Crosby and Co., 1808. First ed. 8vo., xviii, 505, 506*-507* (sic), 506-530 [48] pp. frontispiece, illustrations, plates (1 folding) folding tables. Following the title page is a tipped-in plate showing the layout of the type case, which has a few closed tears, and tipped to the terminal leaf is a double page price list for various size printing presses, and all related materials and equipment, "Printed at the Islington Printing office, by W. Hughes". Newly rebacked in calf with morocco label on spine within raised bands and cloth boards. Scattered foxing, else very good.An early English manual for printers; includes illustrations of typography, and printing equipment.

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        Theil von Pommern

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.7x45 cm. Sect. 22. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Teilkarte von Pommern / Pomorskie, nördlich über Greifenberg hinaus, östlich bis Schivelbein / Swidwin hinaus; südlich bis Wangerin / Wegorzyn; westlich bsi Gülzow / Golczewo.

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        A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter

      London - William Miller, 1808. London - William Miller, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Fox&#39;s uncompleted history of JamesII of England. First Edition. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles James Fox. With an appendix to the rear. Charles James Fox was a prominent British Whig statesman. Many Foxites, in the long wilderness years in opposition, turned to the writing of history for consolation and vindication. Fox was no exception. In 1799 he began work on a project that would be published in 1808 as A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James II. It was researched in London and Paris, with many French and English friends being recruited to help with particular manuscript collections. The work was never completed. The published version deals only with the events of 1685. Fox had hoped to go beyond 1688, in order that the virtues of William III should cast the vices of James II into even greater relief. DNB. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original boards laid down. Externally, rubbed. Internally,firmly bound. Some scattered foxing anddamp staining to the frontispiece and titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Statutes of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 48 George III, 1808

      ONT>, 1808. ONT>, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardbound volume in blue paper covered boards. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with all pages attached. The front board is detached and present. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners and edges of the boards, stains to the boards and some loss to the spine. The pages are rough cut. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. There is a rubber stamp mark to the front pastedown. Overall the volume is in good only condition..

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        Trigonométrie rectiligne et sphérique, traduite de l'italien par N. M. Chompré.

      Paris, Courcier; Lyon 1808 - In-8 [249 x 198 mm]. Collation : (4), XVI, 508, (4) pp., 20 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-basane fauve à coins verts, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.) Seconde édition considérablement augmentée, ce qui en fait, d'après son auteur, un ouvrage entièrement nouveau. C'est un traité complet, à l'usage des débutants et des "savants", avec une partie importante relative aux applications de la trigonométrie à l'astronomie. Une note du traducteur indique que cette édition, a été corrigée avant l'impression par l'astronome Delambre. Illustré par 20 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure très fraîche. // You can browse all my books on

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        Poems by William Cowper

      815- London - J. Johnson, 1808. 815- London - J. Johnson, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two different editions of Cowper&#39;s works, one from 1808, and the other dated 1815, uniformly bound. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him the best modern poet, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. With frontispiece of Cowper to the first volume. The second volume contains his posthumous poetry, and a sketch of his life. Containing volume I of the 1808 edition, and volume III of the 1815 edition. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with light wear to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to recto of front free-endpapers. Pages show signs of age-toning, with some scattered spotting and staining. Overall: GOOD..

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Kloster St. Peter, 1808 und 1809.. Zusammen (4+3½=) 7½ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. 4to. Mit einem eh. adr. Kuvert.. Aus der napoleonischen Zeit an den bischöflichen Hofkanzler des Bistums Chur Johann Josef Baal, u. a. über die repressive Politik Bayerns gegenüber den Vorarlberger Klöstern. Vorarlberg war im März 1806 von Bayern annektiert worden, das Bistum Chur war seit 1803 direkt dem Papst unterstellt. "[...] Wir hatten verflossenes Jahr viele Anstösse zu erdulden, von denen Aufklärern dieser Zeiten, immer suchten diese sich in unser Kloster einzutringen [!], der gütige Gott aber schützte uns sonderbar: [...] meine lieben Klosterfrauen haben sich zu meinem Trost, standhaft gezeiget, nie mehr als bey dieser Zeit, flohen sie die Welt und Umgang mit der Welt, und so haben wir mit der Gnade Gottes, diese Verführer verscheuet [...]" (30. I. 1808). - Rat und Trost suchend "bey diesen krittischen Zeiten": "[...] Man erwartet hier alle Tage den Herrn Präsidenten Merz, der (wie man sagt) in Betref[f] der Geistlichkeit, und sonderlich wegen denen noch bestehenden Klöstern, große Veränderungen vornehmen soll. Ach! was wird die Zukunft noch trauriges bringen? [...]" (1. I. 1809). - Weiters über zwei Novizinnen, die das Kloster verlassen müßten, da Bayern den Vorarlberger Klöstern verboten hatte, neue Novizinnen aufzunehmen.

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Edinburgh; London- Archibald Constable and Company; William Miller, John Murray, 1808. Edinburgh; London- Archibald Constable and Company; William Miller, John Murray, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A second edition of this famous poetical work, in a fine decorative binding. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, with the armorial bookplate of Reverend Joseph Cook, and a pencil shelfmark to the front blank. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. The Second Edition. Marmion is the most intellectually ambitious of Scott&#39;s long poems. . . Marmion represents Flodden as the consequence of the personal moral corruption of James IV and of Lord Marmion (among others), whose hypocrisy undercuts the public virtues of the chivalric code. (DNB)With Joseph Cooks armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, with view of Newton Hall. Reverend Joseph Cook (1759-1844) was vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle, and was sufficiently acquainted with the duke of Northumberland. (DNB)From the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland. Newton Hall became the home of author Samuel Edward Widdrington, formerly Cook. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are just starting, but still firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing. Internally the pages have very slight browning, with intermittent spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Shipwreck, A Poem

      London - John White, 1808. London - John White, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and beautifully illustrated copy of Falconer&#39;s famous seafaring poem. &#39;Collated with the earlier editions&#39;. &#39;With additional notes and illustrations, and a sketch of the author&#39;s life&#39;. &#39;Embellished with descriptive engravings by Robert Dodd, Marine Painter&#39;. Featuring nineteen engraved plates. Contains an engraved dedication page. William Falconer (bap. 1732, d. 1770) was aScottish poet and lexicographer. Evidence for Falconer&#39;s seafaring life is to be adduced from his long poem The Shipwreck, which he claims to be autobiographical. If so, by 1749 he had joined a British merchant ship in the Levant trade at Alexandria as second mate. The ship, homeward bound via Venice, was driven off course by a furious gale and was wrecked at Sunium in Greece. Falconer was one of three survivors. The popularity of The Shipwreck derives from its unique character as a technically detailed seafaring verse narrative, full of pathos and sublimity, from the pen of a professional sailor. It was highly praised by later writers, including Byron and Coleridge, and its popularity continued into the mid-nineteenth century. DNB. Robert Dodd (17481815) was a British marine painter and aquatint engraver. He is best known for his works on the French Revolutionary Wars. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the extremities. Fronthinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spots and handling marks. Copperplate ink signature of Joseph Dalton to front free endpaper, dated 1845. Overall: GOOD..

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

      London - Andrew Wilson, 1808. London - Andrew Wilson, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this collections of recollections of Laurence Sterne during his travels in Europe. Stereotype edition. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David A. Palin of the University of Manchester (signature to front pastedown), collected over a period of almost forty years. Condition: Rebound in half-calf with paper-covered boards. Externally, quite smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are quite bright, though with some some handling marks and some scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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