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

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

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        Poetica ae Satire di Benedetto Menzini

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

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        The True Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE PRINTER'S GRAMMAR; OR, INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PRINTING: CONTAINING A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ART, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF PRINTING, FOR THE LAST FIFTY YEARS

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

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        THE PRINTER'S GRAMMAR; OR, INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PRINTING: CONTAINING A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ART, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF PRINTING, FOR THE LAST FIFTY YEARS

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

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        Theil von Pommern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poems by William Cowper

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

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

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

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

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

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        The Shipwreck, A Poem

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

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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

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        A General Pronouncing Dictionary: Shewing at one View the Orthography, Explanation, Accentuation and Pronunciation of all the Purest and Most Approved Terms in the English Language

      London - B. Crosby and Co, 1808. London - B. Crosby and Co, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceearly nineteenth centurypronouncing dictionary. Second Edition. With an explanation of pronunciation and grammar to the front. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, some rubbing. Rear joint only just starting. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the final leaf of text (p331-332) is missing. Bright, with foxing throughout, and occasional ink and handling marks. Indentations from erased heavy pencil inscription to front blank. Overall: GOOD..

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        Oepfingere Heiligen-Rechnung von Martini 1808 bis 10. November 1810. (Rechner). Rechnungs- und Inventarbuch von 1808. [Heiligenrechnungen der Pfarrkirche St. Martin zu Öpfingen über alle Einnahmen und Ausgaben an Geld] Rechnungen über Handwerksleistungen, Verkäufe, Einkäufe und Inventarlisten von alter Hand (zweifarbig) betreffend Kirche Sankt Martin oder Schloss Oepfingen? Hrsg.: Freiherrn von Freyberg zu Öpfingen.

      Oepfingen., 1808.. 4°, 81 Seiten. Karton d.Z., Titelschild, Rücken angerissen, Kanten bestossen, Innen guter Zustand..

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        Reise in Holland im Jahre 1806. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von J. A. Bergk). Erster Band (kein weiterer Band erschienen). Mit 21 (davon 8 kolorierten) Kupfern. Beigebunden: Huber, Therese; Bemerkungen über Holland aus dem Reisejournal einer deutschen Frau. Erstausgabe. Leipzig, Fleischer, 1811. VIII, 400 Seiten.

      Leipzig, Fleischer. 1808.. Kl.-Oktav. IV, 222 S. Etwas späterer Pappband.; Erstausgabe.. Einband, besonders der Rücken etwas berieben, Papier nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig, Titelblatt von Therese Huber mit Eintragung von alter Hand -- gutes Exemplar dieser ausgesprochenen Rarität

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        Geschichte Oesterreich's seiner Völker und Länder, und der Entwicklung seines Staatenvereines, von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten. 6 Bde. in 8 Bänden. Pesth, C. A. Hartleben 1843/47. 8°. Mit 8 gest. Frontispiz u. 6 genealog. Tafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtit u. Rvg.

      - ÖBL VI, 255: Der Historiker, Journalist u. Schriftsteller H. G. Meynert (1808-1895) war u.a. Mitarbeiter an A. Bäuerles Theaterzeitung u. Redaktionsmitglied der Wiener Zeitung. Nach 1848 zog er sich auf seine historische Studien zurück.- "In seinen hist. Werken, die auf genauen Archivstud. und einem reichen Wissen basieren, verband Meynert einen volkstümlichen Ton mit strengster vaterländ. Gesinnung.?.- Teils stockfleckig, Bd. V, 1 mit kl. Loch im weißen Rand bis S. 61, Einbände und Rücken etw. berieben und bestoßen, noch dekorative Reihe.

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        Über die Kuhpockenimpfung. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt mit einer Zugabe, welche historisch-kritische Bemerkungen, und die neuesten Verhandlungen über die Vaccination in England enthält von Georg Friedrich Mühry.

      Göttingen, Vandheock und Ruprecht, 1808.. 4°. VIII S., 192 S. Mit 2 gefalteten, gestochenen Farbradierungen. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild.. Hirsch-H. V, 939. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Erschien in Englisch 1806. - Willan (1757-1812) wurde vor allem mit seiner Einteilung der dermatologischen Krankheiten berühmt. - Jenner würdigte Willans Schrift als die wichtigste Verteidigung seiner Entdeckung. - Die auf Seite 123ff gemachten "Zugaben des Uebersetzers" erschien 1809 auch als Beitrag in Hufelands Journal. - Die beiden Tafeln im seltenen Farbdruck zeigen die Veränderungen der Haut. - Pappband bestossen. Papierbezug am Rücken abgesplittert.

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        La Mort d'Abel. Po?me en cinq chants, Suivie Du Premier Navigatuer

      Paris - Le Prieur, 1808. Paris - Le Prieur, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of two poems by Salomon Gessner, La Mort d'Abel. Pome en cinq chants, Suivie Du Premier Navigatuer. Illustrated with eight engraved plates. Second edition. In French. Solomon Gessner (1730 - 1788) was a Swiss painterand poet. His writing suited the taste of his time, though by some more recent standards it is insipidly sweet and monotonously melodious. As a painter, he represented the conventional classical landscape. Collected editions of Gessner's works were repeatedly published. They were translated into French and versions of the Idyllenappeared in English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Czech and Serbian. Condition: In a contemporary tree calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear and minor loss to extremities and the odd mark to board. Front joint starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting and handling marks. With slight chipping to a fewpages and slight loss to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of the Late Christopher Anstey, Esq. with some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by his Son John Anstey, Esq

      London - T. Cadel and W. Davies, 1808. London - T. Cadel and W. Davies, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A relatively scarce edition of The Poetical Works of Christopher Anstey with a portrait of Anstey to frontispiece and engraved plates throughout. With an account of the author's life and works by his son, John Anstey. First edition. Christopher Anstey (1724- 1805) was an English writer and poet. Including his 1766 famous rhymed letters, The New Bath Guide or Memoirs of the Blunderhead Family. . . , a satirical poem of considerable sparkle, about the adventures of the Blunderhead family in Bath, from which Tobias Smollett is said to have drawn largely in his The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. With ink annotations to title page. Condition: Rebacked in buckram preserving originalmarbled paper covered boards and original spine label tipped-in to spine. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting, slight tidemarks to frontispieceand the odd handling mark. With institutional ink stamps. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Home. A Poem

      Edinburgh; London- Mundell, Doig & Stevenson; Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, and J. Harris, 1808. Edinburgh; London- Mundell, Doig & Stevenson; Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, and J. Harris, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce book of poetry from John Boyd Greenshields, usually difficult to find in any edition. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. Little is known about the poet John Boyd Greenshields. He was possibly a wealthy Edinburgh advocate who married Jane Boyd, heriess to a Dunbartonshire estate, and adopted her name as an additional surname. The poem Selim and Zaida is often attributed to him. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is just starting but still firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with light scattered background foxing or handling marks. With a pictorial nameplate to the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good..

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        POEMS ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS

      , 1808. 1808. HASTINGS, Sally. POEMS ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. To Which is Added, A Descriptive Account of a Family Tour to the West; In the Year, 1800. In a Letter to a Lady. Lancaster, Pa.: William Dickson, 1808. Limited edition, "Printed and Sold ...for the Benefit of the Authoress" by subscription. 220 pp. 12mo., rebound in 3/4 green leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped title to spine, top-edge gilt. Bookplate to ffep. Spine is sunned to brown. Joints are rubbed and weak, and just starting, but the boards are still attached. Light foxing to one section of text, else clean. It is a very scarce book in a fragile binding. Hastings (1773 - 1812) was a poet of local celebrity in Lancaster, PA at the turn of the 19th century. Her work combines religious sentiment with odes to nature and to acquaintances among her literary circle; her travel diary includes interesting descriptions of what was then the western frontier. (Streeter Sale vol. 2, 834; Howes H-289).

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        Provisorische Verordnung über das Exercitium und die Manövers der Reiterey. Verfaßt auf Befehl des Kriegsministers, den ersten Vendemiär 13.

      F. G. Levrault, Straßburg / Stuttgart 1808. Erstausgabe, Originalausgabe Hartkarton/Leder Sehr gut. Marmorierter Hartkarton-Einband mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Lederrücken mit montiertem Titelschildchen, solide und sehr ordentlich, mit angenehmer Patina, diskreter Eintrag aus alter Hand gegenüber vom Titelblatt, Titelblatt mit dekorativer Vignette, XXIII (Bericht), von Divisions-Generälen Ludwig Bonaparte /Canclaux/ Nansouty, 468 Seiten, praktisch stockfleckenfrei, kleiner Riss auf Seite 149/150 (ohne Textverlust), mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, kleines Papier mit handgeschriebenen Notizen aus der Zeit hinzugefügt, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Louis Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815), Kriegsminister von Bonaparte während des Konsulats. 11 x 17,5 Cm. 0,41 Kg.

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        Memoirs of Josias Rogers, Esq. Commander of his Majesty’s Ship Quebec

      London, 1808. London, 1808. b/w frontis. engraving. 184 pp. Rogers entered the Royal Navy in 1771 and served off Rhode Island. In 1776 he was shipwrecked in Delaware and taken prisoner by the Americans. He escaped and spent the next years marauding American shipping. He made lieutenant in 1778 and participated in the attack on Charleston in 1780. Captured again off New Jersey, and severely wounded, he was transferred to the North Sea where he made captain. He was flag captain to St. Vincent in 1790, and followed him to the West Indies aboard the Quebec in 1793. He died there of yellow fever in 1795, but he packed a great deal of adventure into his 25 year career, and this book recounts most of it. Much on the Revolutionary War and the West Indies. Howes G-191. Cundall, 1911. Bound in full tree calf. Front board detached, spine label chipped. By all appearances this was a library book at some point in its career. There is evidence of labels having been removed from front blank and back paste down. Old repaired tear on title page, with loss of two letters in title. Still, a serviceable copy of a rare book.

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        An Academy for Grown HorsemenandAnnals of Horsemanship

      London -W. Baynes, 1808. London -W. Baynes, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A third edition of Gambano's droll classics on horsemanship featuring Bunbury's humorous caricatures, issued here as one volume with separate title pages. Volumes one and two bound as one; as originally published. Bound in its original publishers' binding. An Academy of Grown Horseman; containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumbling and tumbling. Bound withAnnals of Horsemanship; containing accounts of accidental experiments and experimental accidents both successful and unsuccessful. Collated complete with the original twenty-nine beautifully engraved copperplates, adorned witha caricatures of the author to the frontis. The stipple engraved plates were designed by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811). Bunbury owed much during his lifetime to the charm of a genial nature, and to his position as a man of family and education. West flattered him, and Walpole enthusiastically compared him to Hogarth. He was the friend of Goldsmith, Garrick, and Reynolds, and the favourite of the Duke and Duchess of York, to whom in 1787 he was appointed equerry. All this, coupled with the facts that he was seldom, if ever, personal, and wholly abstained from political subjects, greatly aided his popularity with the printsellers and the public of his day, and secured his admission, as an honorary exhibitor, to the walls of the Academy, where between 1780 and 1808 his works frequently appeared [They] are not without a good deal of grotesque drollery of the rough-and-ready kind in vogue towards the end of the last century that is to say, drollery depending in a great measure for its laughable qualities upon absurd contrasts, ludicrous distortions, horseplay, and personal misadventure. (DNB). Condition: In original publishers' half cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, worn, with the front board being detached and the rear being held by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright throughout. Occasional instances of light marginal foxing and some off-setting. Two armorial bookplates pasted to the front pastedown. Bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Edinburgh - J. Ballantyne and Co., 1808. Edinburgh - J. Ballantyne and Co., 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Scott's poem about the Battle of Flodden Field. First Edition, Second Impression. With notes to the rear. Lacks half title. With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Cholmondeley to the front pastedown. Marmion is an epic poem by Walter Scott about the Battle of Flodden Field (1513). Scott started writing Marmion, his second major work, in November 1806. When Archibald Constable, the publisher, learnt of this, he offered a thousand guineas for the copyright unseen. William Miller and John Murray each agreed to take a 25%25 share in the project. Murray observed: We both view it as honourable, profitable, and glorious to be concerned in the publication of a new poem by Walter Scott. Scott later said that he thoroughly enjoyed writing the work. He told his son-in-law, Lockhart, Oh, man, I had many a grand gallop among these braes when I was thinking of Marmion. In 1807 Scott practised manoeuvres with the Light Horse Volunteers (formed to defend an invasion from France) in order to polish his description of Flodden. Marmion was finished on January 22 and published on 22 February 1808 in a quarto first edition of two thousand copies. This edition, priced one and a half guineas, sold out in a month. It was followed by twelve octavo editions between 1808 and 1825. Condition: In a half leather binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, rubbed in places. Joints cracked but still reasonably firm. Internally, firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Overall: GOOD..

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        Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson,

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biography of Lord Hutchinson written by his widow, Lucy. Second edition. Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson (16201681) was an English biographer as well as probably the first translator into English of the complete text of Lucretius's De Rerum Natura during the years of the interregnum (1649-1660). Theworkthrows lights upon the characteristics and conditions of the life of Puritans of good family. Intended forthe author's family only, it was printed by a descendant in 1806, and cleared away many false impressions about the narrowness and austerity of the educated Puritans. With portraits of Lordand Lucy Hutchinson, a facsimile of Lucy's handwriting, an illustration showing Nottingham Castle and a fold-out genealogical table. Previous owner's ink inscription to front blank. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, rather worn and rubbed. Front board held by cords only and rear joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound, bright with slight spotting to plates. Overall: FAIR.

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound pair of some of Scott's poetry The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem (ninth edition) and Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field (fifth edition). In two volumes. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805) is a long narrative poem by Scott. Marmion is an epic poem by Scott about the Battle of Flodden Field (1513). It was published in 1808. Previous owner's ink inscription to front blanks. Condition: Uniformly bound in mottled calf. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities. Joints to Marmion held by cords only and starting to The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight background foxing to one volume and the odd spot, mostlyto endpapersto the other volume. Overall: GOOD.

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        Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti in Italian.

      Pavia 1808 - Concerning Publication of His Masterpiece on HerniasScarpa, Antonio (1747-1832). Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti (1757-1836), in Italian. Pavia, 28 November 1808. 1 page, 258 x 191 mm., address on verso. Lightly creased where previously folded, small lacuna in upper margin repaired where seal was broken, but otherwise clean and fine. English translation accompanies. Fascinating letter concerning the publication of Scarpa's great folio masterpiece on hernia, Sull'ernie (1809; Garrison-Morton 3583), from which come the eponyms "Scarpa's fascia" (creasteric fascia) and "Scarpa's triangle" (of the thigh); although the letter does not mention Sull'ernie by name, the date and content of the letter leave little doubt as to the identity of the work it discusses. Scarpa spent much of the money he earned as professor of anatomy at Pavia to produce and print his magnificent anatomical works, which were illustrated with beautifully engraved plates prepared after Scarpa's drawings by his house artist, Faustino Anderloni. However, in 1808, the year before the publication of Sull'ernie, Scarpa found himself strapped for cash-probably due to the enormous amount of money he had spent on his Sull'aneurisma (1804), another lavishly illustrated folio, and was forced to solicit funds from friends and fellow medical men, including Aglietti, professor of practical medicine at the Venice Hospital. In the present letter, which accompanied a copy of Sull'ernie for Aglietti's review, Scarpa alluded to the difficulty he had had in completing this work, and the financial predicament in which he found himself: "I have incurred a major expense in completing this project. I must confess to you that I am still frightened by the expenses I had incurred for my last work on aneurysm. In order for me to avoid bankruptcy, I will need help from other professionals as associates to assist in publishing this project. I am also hoping to publish this work in separate fascicules at an affordable price." Scarpa went on to state that he had already asked "all my Italian friends" to be subscribers to Sull'ernie, and that "now I am asking you for the same favor. Since you are well respected as a professional and very well known in Venice, I believe that you would be the right person to encourage other surgeons, as well as other physicians, to join in the effort to publish my work." At the foot of the letter is a list of persons and institutions, all of whom presumably received similar letters from Scarpa. Besides Aglietti, the list includes the names of Cesare Ruggieri (1768-1828), professor of practical surgery at the University of Padua; Francesco Pajola (1741-1816), the Venetian lithotomist; and the Pub. Societe di Medicina. DSB. Hirsch (Aglietti et al.). Monti / Lauria, Antonio Scarpa, pp. 67-68.

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        VIAGGIO NEL BASSO ED ALTO EGITTO. Illustrato dietro alle tracce e ai disegni del Sig. Denon.

      Tofani 1808 In folio max. (mm. 560 x 400), bross. muta coeva, 2 voll. (di cui 1 di Atlante) in bella custodia di legno con titolo oro su tassello al dorso. Il testo, pp. XI,(1),214, contiene i preliminari e la spiegazione delle tavole. L?Atlante raccoglie 151 magnifiche tavv., numerose a doppia pag. o con più illustrazioni, realizzate su disegni dell'Autore e riincise in rame o all'acquatinta da valenti artisti italiani. Vi sono rappresentati: bellissime vedute a sanguigna, carte geografiche (di cui 2, a doppia pag., dell'Alto e Basso Egitto), planimetrie, interni, particolari archeologici, scene della vita del popolo, i vari tipi di abitanti, le battaglie di Napoleone. L'A., il barone Dominique Vivant Denon (1747 - 1823), uomo politico e incisore francese, accompagnò Bonaparte in Egitto dove esegui' le illustrazioni di questa grande opera. ?He not only visited the Delta but travelled throughout Upper Egypt making a great collection of drawings and antiquities; he carried out his task of recording the Egyptian monuments very well, and also wrote an account of his journey.. The "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte" was issued in 1802 in 2 large fol. vols. and had a profound effect on European scholarship, running to several editions and being translated into English, German and Italian. Così Dawson ?Who was who in Egyptology?, p. 83. "Edizione originale della traduzione italiana" (La prima, di Parigi, del 1802 è illustrata da 143 tavv.). Cfr. Graesse,II,362: "ouvrage magnifique" - Brunet,II,599: "ouvrage intéressant et d'une exécution soignée; il contient quelques notes et des augmentations qui sont dues à l'Abbé Fontana, alors bibliothécaire de la Ricardiana" - Choix de Olschki,I,1467a. Il vol. di testo con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi; nell'Atlante 6 tavv. fiorite, alcune con lievi fiorit., altrimenti esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        OPERE DI GALILEO GALILEI [Each Volume Signed by Volta and by Carducci]

      Milano: Della Societa Tyipografica De'Classici Italiani, 1808-1811. Milano: Della Societa Tyipografica De'Classici Italiani, 1808-1811. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. A beautiful and scarce set of the first edition, first printing of the OPERE in octavo format, published from 1808 to 1811 and presenting Galileo's major works and discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, scientific method, the study of motion, support of the Copernican theory, and more. Printed using the original copper plates of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, having a beautiful engraved frontispiece of Galileo and being profusely illustrated with plates, plans, diagrams and tables, this set contains twelve of the original thirteen Volumes, excepting only Volume Eleven. An absolutely remarkable and rare set, these volumes belonged first to Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) and then to Nobel Laureate Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci (1835-1907), with EACH VOLUME CONTAINING THE POSSESSION SIGNATURE BOTH OF VOLTA AND OF CARDUCCI [Note: in Volume One and in Volume Nine Volta has written "Como" under his name; in Volume Two Volta has written a short note under his signature reading "Devo tutto a Dio" (meaning "I owe all to God"); in Volume Four, Carducci has written and underscored "Firenze" (meaning "Florence") below his signature; in Volume Seven, Carducci has signed twice; in Volume Ten, Volta has signed twice; and in Volume Twelve Volta has written "Como - Ora" (meaning "Como. Now") -- presumably indicating that he had just returned to his home in Como, Italy.] Alessandro Volta, Professor of Physics at the Royal School in Como and subsequently (from 1779 and for nearly forty years) Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Pavia, is known today chiefly for inventing the voltaic pile, the first electrochemical cell, which produced a steady current, today know as the common battery. Additionally, after reading an article by Benjamin Franklin on "flammable air", Volta determined to find such "flammable air" in Italy, leading to his discovery and isolation of methane. From his study of capacitance (the ability of a body to store an electrical charge) he developed Volta's Law of Capacitance (that, for a given object, the electrical potential (V) and charge (Q ) are proportional to each other. It is for this work that the unit of electrical potential has been named the volt. In honor of Volta's work, Napoleon Bonaparte in 1801 made him a Count and in 1815, the Emperor of Austria named him a professor of philosophy at Padova. Volta's image adorned the Italian 10,000 Lira note (prior to the introduction of the Euro to Italy). Each Volume is in Near Fine to Fine condition and the leaves contain only scattered foxing. Volta's successor in ownership of this set, Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci, regarded as the National Poet of Italy, won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Literature "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces", making him the first Italian to win the Prize. (While Volta was a devout Catholic -- as evidenced by his "Devo tutto a Dio" inscription in one of the Volumes, Carducci was atheist.) Items signed by either man are as scarce as hen's teeth and we never have seen anything other than the set herein described signed by both of these great Italians. Thus we have here a set JOINING THREE OF THE GREATEST ITALIANS OF ALL TIME, showing the work of Galileo -- being some of the greatest foundational scientific work ever done -- owned by the renowned Alessandro Volta and subsequently by Giosuè Carducci, the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, containing THIRTEEN ORIGINAL SIGNATURES AND THREE SHORT NOTATIONS OF ALESSANDRO VOLTA and THIRTEEN ORIGINAL SIGNATURES AND ONE NOTATION OF GIOSUE CARDUCCI; a STUNNING AND TRULY RARE SET OF BOOKS WHICH WOULD ADD GREAT DISTINCTION TO ANY COLLECTION.

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        The Punishments of China

      London: William Miller By S. Gosnell, 1808. London: William Miller By S. Gosnell, 1808. [10], twenty-two plates, each with a leaf of explanatory text in English and French. Later full straight-grain morocco, wide bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels elaborate gilt with flower head and concave-sided lozenges, thin rules to bands, covers with thick and thin fillet border with flower head roll in gilt framing an inner blind roll and corner-pieces, gilt roll to outer edges, a.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, corners slightly bumped, scratching and scuffing to covers couple of small bumps towards foot of upper cover. Sporadic light foxing internally, some light soiling from handling to page edges, occasional light off-setting, but generally clean. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown, which is spotted. Complete with twenty-two hand-coloured plates. First published in 1801, this edition for Miller was published in 1808, with the paper watermarked 1807 (see the note in Abbey). Colas 2010 (for 1st edition); Abbey Travel 532. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. Folio.

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