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

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

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        A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE GIRL. A PRESENT FOR A LITTLE BOY. INSTRUCTIVE HINTS, IN EASY LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Carte Générale de la Terre Napoléon

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

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        Der seinen Hund ermahnende Schäfer.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Freundschaft.

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

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

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

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        Korneuburg

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

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        VOYAGES A PEKING, MANILLE ET L?ÎLE DE FRANCE, FAITS DANS LA INTERVALLE DES ANNÉES 1784 Á 1801

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

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        THE GENTLE SHEPHERD, A PASTORAL COMEDY. HAND COLOURED EDITION.

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

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

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

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

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

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        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 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/29943).Novelist 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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        VOYAGES A PEKING, MANILLE ET L’ÎLE DE FRANCE, FAITS DANS LA INTERVALLE DES ANNÉES 1784 Á 1801

      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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        ATALA O LOS AMORES DE DOS SALVAGES EN EL DESIERTO,

      . 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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        TRATADO DE LA TACTICA MODERNA PARA LA INFANTERIA

      . 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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        GESCHICHTE DER BEKLEIDUNG, BEWAFFNUNG UND AUSRÜSTUNG - KÜRASSIER- UND DRAGONER-REGIMENTER

      . 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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