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        The Wolf and the Porcupine

      London 1808 - Samuel Howitt Original watercolor for A New Work of Animals; Principally Designed from the Fables of Aesop, Gay and Phaedrus Drawing in pen, brown ink & wash with watercolor over pencil: framed; paper size 9” x 13” London, 1808 Samuel Howitt occupies a unique position in the rich history of British sporting art. A completely self-taught artist, Howitt received a rural sportsman's upbringing in Nottinghamshire. In London he lived at the heart of the city's smartest young social set, only turning to his art seriously when he fell into financial difficulty. What followed was a productive and highly acclaimed career as a painter and illustrator of a remarkably broad range of sporting subjects. Howitt combined his sportsman's upbringing with a highly evolved and original visual style to create some of the most vibrant and engaging images from this great period of British sporting art. Samuel Howitt, interpreting Aesops fables that seem no less relevant today than they did almost three millenia ago, has infused them with a new vitality, and done so in a manner that illustrates their fundamental messages of common sense with freshness and vigor. These watercolors are engaging original works by this noted artist, who retold the ancient fables in his own remarkable visual language. Over the following pages, each watercolor is shown with the corresponding story and moral, in order to best demonstrate the artist’s inventive and witty approach to illustrating these classic fables. The porcupine and the hedgehog are somewhat alike, only the former has longer and sharper prickles than the other; and these prickles he can shoot and dart at an enemy. There was a wolf who had a mind to deal with him, if he could but get him disarmed first; and so he told the porcupine, in a friendly way, that it was not becoming for people in a time of peace to go armed, as if they were in a state of war; and so advised him to lay his bristles aside: "For", says he, "you may take them up again at pleasure. Do you talk of a state of war?" Says the porcupine, "Why that is my present case, and the very reason of my standing to my arms so long as a wolf is in company." The Moral: It is wise, in all the affairs of human life, to take care of securing ourselves, that we may not be either betrayed or surprised; but as it is wisdom to keep ourselves upon our guard, so it is good manners, also, and respect, neither to do nor to say, any thing that may import a jealousy or a distrust.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. With his life. Engravings on wood by Bewick.

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

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Travels in America, Performed in 1806, for the Purpose of Exploring the Rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio and Mississippi, and Ascertaining the Produce and Condition of their Banks and Vicinity

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED THE TWENTY SECOND ULTIMO, TO INQUIRE IF ANY, AND WHAT COMPENSATION OUGHT TO BE MADE TO CAPTAIN PIKE AND HIS COMPANIONS, FOR THEIR SERVICES IN EXPLORING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AND OF THE OSAGE, ARKENSAW, AND LA PLATE RIVERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR TOUR THROUGH NEW SPAIN.

      Washington: A. & G. Way, . 1808 - 3,[1]pp. Dbd. Minor age-toning and dampstaining. A very good copy. A report made on March 9, 1808 regarding if and how to compensate Zebulon Pike for his explorations of the Mississippi River. The document prints a letter of praise from Henry Dearborn to Pike congratulating him on his endeavors, and includes the curious mention of one Joseph Ballenger. Ballenger was a sometime companion of Pike who left the expedition to pursue a "Spanish project," but the committee purposefully omits who hired Ballenger and what his task was. Given that Gen. Wilkinson had written Pike's instructions himself, and given Wilkinson's association with Aaron Burr's own Spanish project, Ballenger's errand into the wilderness is doubly suspect. An attractive Pike item, and quite rare. GOODSPEED 417- 432. BRAISLIN 1472. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16557.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        BUENOS AYRES. AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST BUENOS AYRES, UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT. GEN. WHITELOCKE. by an Irish Officer.

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

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        St. Stephens Fair. "O don't you think it a wonderful Fair."

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

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        Ramsgate, with a View of the new Light-House

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Studies of Chess: Containing a Poem by Sir William Jones, a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess

      Samuel Bagster, London 1808 - 2 volumes. Octavo. Issued in full leather with gilt stamping on spine. Black label lettered in gilt. Francois-Andre Danican Philidor was born on September 7, 1726 in Dreux, France. His father Andre (1647-1730) was the keeper of the music for King Louis XIII of France. In 1725, Andre introduced the public concert. Andre had 20 children and was 79 when Francois-Andre was born. Francois was the last child of Andre and the first son of his third wife. Andre's third wife was in her 20s. In 1731 at the age of six, Francois-Andre entered the choir of the Chapel-Royal in Versailles. As a pageboy in the royal chapel, he studied music with Andre Campra. Philidor's father had died earlier and was living on a royal pension. The young Philidor was recognized as a musical prodigy among the 80 musicians. In 1736 at the age of 10, Francois-Andre was exposed to chess by the musicians who played chess during spells of inactivity. Cards were forbidden to pass the time, so chess was played. He learned the game by watching the band members play. He later visited the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and spent much of his time playing chess there. In 1737, at the age of 11, his first music composition, a religious piece, was played before King Louis XV. He left the Chapel Royal choir in 1740 when his voice changed. In 1740 he went to Paris where he earned a living by copying music and giving music lessons. In 1741 Philidor was being instructed by M. de Kermur, Sire de Legal (1702-1792), the leading French chess player. Legal initially gave Philidor rook odds. For the next three years Kermur taught Philidor until Philidor was too strong for his teacher. In 1744 Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he had learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a board. This was the first time blindfold play against 2 opponents was recorded. This performance was chronicled in the article on chess by the Chevalier de Jaucourt for the great Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert in 1751. Philidor played chess with Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, both persistent but weak chess players. In December, 1745, Philidor went to Rotterdam to assist in presenting concerts with Geminiani and Lanza. The musical tour involved a 13-year old girl who played the harpsichord. However, she died during the concert tour. Later, the concerts were canceled because of the girl's death and he was stranded in the Netherlands with no money. He supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish draughts (10 by 10 checker board), especially to English army officers at The Hague. The English officers suggested that Philidor could make a living playing chess in England. In 1747 he went to London and started playing chess at Slaughter's coffee-house. There, he beat Phillip Stamma and Sir Abraham Janssen (1720-1795), two of England's top chess players, in chess matches. Philidor challenged Stamma to a 10-game match and he stipulated that Stamma was to have White in all games and that draws were counted victories for Stamma. Philidor won 8 games, lost 1, and drew 1. He also beat Janssen with 4 wins and 1 loss. From that time on, Philidor was the unofficial champion of the world. In 1748 Philidor, age 22, returned to Holland and wrote l'analyse du jeu des Eschecs (Analysis of the Game of Chess). Philidor went out to find subscribers for the book before it was published to pay for publishing costs. Lord Sandwich subscribed to 10 copies. The Duke of Cumberland subscribed to 50 copies. The English army officers subscribed to 119 copies. The moves were written out as full sentences. In 1749 433 copies of his Analysis of Chess were published in London. Two more reprints occurred in 1749 and an English version followed in 1750. The book was the first chess book translated into Russian (1824) and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. The book analyzed 4 games and 10 variations of games. Phili [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres de Mr. Turgot, ministre d'état

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

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

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

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

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

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        Reise durch die Balearischen und Pithiusischen Inseln. Aus dem Französischen frey übersetzt.

      Wien, Doll, 1808.. circa 17,5 x 11,2 cm. Reihentitel, Frontispiz, 240 SS., 1 Kupferstich-Karte Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Palau 108.747; vgl. Fromm III, 11561 (hat spätere Übersetzung von 1809). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des frühen Reisebrichtes nach Mallorca, Minorca und Ibiza. Der Autor war "kaiserlich-französischer Kommerzialkommisär und Konsul auf den Balearen", wo er 20 Jahre verbrachte und viel Material für seine Dokumentation der Inseln und ihrer Einwohner sammelte. - Mit dem Reihentitel: Auswahl neuer und interessanter Reisebeschreibungen..., Band 4. - Gut erhalten, kaum gebräunt, etwas berieben, Rückenschild abgeschabt, dennoch hübsches Bändchen.

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        THE COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN

      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]

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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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