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        The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates, taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living. Bde. III, IV, V (3 von 5 Bdn.).

      London, Printed for the Author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1804, 1806, 1808 - Gr.-8°; Bd. III: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. IV: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. V: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; (Tafeln XLIX -CXX; 72 handkolorierte Kupferstiche), HLdr. goldgeprägt (neu aufgebunden mit dem alten Deckel), Lesebändchen, Rundummarmorschnitt, Deckel etwas geschwärzt (Brandspuren?), innen und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig sonst sauber; Ex Libris a. Vorsatz (Admiral THE HONOURABLE Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 ? 1904), officer of the Royal Navy. Nissen, ZBI 1141; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Bosgoed 792; Dean I, 330. - Neben der Oktavausgabe des Bloch'schen Fischbuches wohl das schönste illustrierte Werk über dieses Thema. Mit überaus sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfern, vielfach gold- bzw. silbergehöht u. mit Eiweißlasur, auf kräftigem Papier. - Jede Tafel ist von einem weißen Deckblatt geschützt. 2400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relazione storica dell'antichità, rovine e residui di Capri.

      Napoli, Luigi e Raffaele Nobile 1808 - In 8vo; pp.26. Bross. moderna. Seconda edizione di questo interessante e rarissimo opuscolo, la prima fu pubblicata nel 1750 quando l'autore era Governatore di Capri. Furcheim, pag.23; Doria, 515: "Edizione molto rara". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Marmion a Tale of Flodden Field

      813 - Edinburgh - J. Ballantyne and Co 1808 - A set of attractively bound first edition examples of Scott's popular narrative poems. Marmion is a first edition, second state of the first impression, and one of 2000 copies issued. The poem concerns Lord Marmion who is after a favourite of Henry VIII, the wealthy heiress, Clara de Clare. He implicates her fianc, Sir Ralph De Wilton, in a treasonable plot, but eventually De Wilton has Marmion unmasked just as the battle of Flodden Field begins. Marmion is killed in the battle while De Wilton regains his honor, estates, and Clara. The book was a tremendous success, despite its exceedingly high price at the time of publication. The Lady of the Lake is, first edition, first impression from 1810, and features a frontispiece of Walter Scott. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival. Rokeby is a first edition andfirst impression. Publishers advertisments to the rear. Set in 1644 during the English Civil War, the poem exudesa touch of the supernatural; surrounding a haunted glen. Critical opinion was broadly favourable, with particularly positive reviews appearing in the Antijacobin Review, British Critic, and Monthly Review. The British Critic's reviewer called it 'pure poetry' and predicted that 'the name of Scott will descend to the latest posterity with those of the most established poets'. With Scottish politician Sir William Duff-Gordon's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of The Lady of the Lake. As well as Margaret Scrimgeour bookplate to the front and rearpastedown to Rokeby and Marmion. Condition: Re-backed in decorative calf binding, with gilt boarders and lettering to the spines. Externally, light marks to the boards and wear to extremities. Marmion has slight loss to the front board. The Lady of the Lake and Rokeby has light wear to the head of the front board. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. The Lady of the Lake has light offsetting to title page and marginal spotting to frontispiece. Light scattered spotting to the first few pages of Rokeby. Marmion is clean throughout, aside from the very odd spot to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRE SUR LA VERSION ARABE DES LIVRES DE MOISE A L’USAGE DES SAMARITAINS ET SUR LES MANUSCRITS DE CETTE VERSION.

      Duverger 1808 - MEMOIRE SUR LA VERSION ARABE DES LIVRES DE MOISE A L’USAGE DES SAMARITAINS ET SUR LES MANUSCRITS DE CETTE VERSION. Extrait des Mémoires de Littérature tirés des Registres de l’Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres Tome XLIX. Tome Quarante-neuvième. In-4°, de 199 pp. 1.- « Mémoire sur les Versions arabes des Livres de Moïse à l’usage des Samaritains, et sur les Manuscrits de cette version ». 2 » Extraits des Scholies d’Abou Saïd ».3.- « Extraits et Collation de divers manuscrits ». « Ce Mémoire, rédigé peu de temps avant la suppression de l’Académie, fut ensuite traduit en Latin par l’auteur, et publié dans le Tome X. de l’Allgemeine Bibliotheck der Biblischen Litteratur de M. Eichhorn, p. 1à 76. Il reparaît ici beaucoup plus complet, et en même temps plus exacte ». (Note de l’éditeur). Français-hébreux & variantes en langue samaritaines. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

      Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and William Miller, and John Murray, London, Edinburgh 1808 - First edition. Quarto. 19th Century half-calf binding. Slight foxing to a few leaves, corners and edges of the boards rubbed, a nice, very good plus copy. Scott's second full-length narrative poem, a historical romance of 16th Century Britain culminating in the Battle of Flodden Field. A best-seller in its day which went through four printings in the first six months. Housed in a custom full-leather clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        MARMION. TALE OF FLODDEN FIELD

      J Ballantyne and Co. For Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh 1808 - Beautifully rebound by Kenny's Book Store in Ireland. Waterstain to top of many pages. Beautifully printed edition. Red Morocco/marberd boards/raised cords gilt rule.1806 watermark present. Poem concerns Lord Marmion and the unmasking of Marmion at the start of the Battle of Flodden Field. Marmion is killed and DeWilton regains all. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Chelsea Hospital … for the Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke,

      London: Printed for J.C. Mottley, Portsmouth, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and H.D. Symonds [& two others],, 1808. Late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America. Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Gurney. 2 volumes octavo (209 × 123 mm) Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, black morocco labels, volume numbers direct to spines, compartments formed by black-stained bands, gilt lozenge centre-tools, zig-zag roll in blind to the spine and corner edges, eau-de-nil endpapers, Folding map frontispiece to each. A little rubbed, joints starting, small chip to spine of volume II, no loss, repaired, frontispieces foxed, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. Includes the sentence leaf - pp829-30 - bound in at the end. An accurate and authoritative account - taken by William Brodie Gurney, grandson of Thomas, the founder of "England's great stenographic dynasty" - of the aftermath of the notorious debacle at Buenos Aires and Montevideo. "The court martial took seven weeks, and Whitelocke faced four charges covering poor diplomacy, military incompetence, and negotiation of a shameful surrender, each barely relevant to what had happened. He was found guilty and was cashiered. His fault lay in taking on a task beyond his capacity, for which those who appointed him should have shared the blame. It was also a task, in all probability, beyond the capacity of the British forces. All of those who recorded their impressions remarked that holding the Plate area against the wishes of the inhabitants was impossible: they wanted either Spanish rule or independence; a British conquest would have been extremely unpleasant, and ultimately a costly failure. Whitelocke's surrender and evacuation permitted the army to be returned to Britain to fight the real enemy, Napoleon. Many of Whitelocke's regiments went to fight in Spain later in 1808. Nevertheless he had shown himself incompetent" (ODNB).

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        GAZETA DE CATALUÑA. Del 1º de octubre de 1813 (nº 82) al 31 de oct. 1813 (nº 91). Del 4 noviembre 1813 (nº 1) al 30 dieciembre de 1813 (nº 20).

      - Vic, de orden y en la imprenta del gobierno superior español de la provincia, 16x22, De pág. 643 a 750 y 252 págs. 1 hoja. Contiene el prospecto de 2 hojas plegadas escrito por Agustín Torres y los suplementos y extraordinarios. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con tejeulo, hierros dorados, perfecta conservación. (Se considera continuadora de la Gazeta militar y política del Principado de Cataluña, que había comenzado a publicar el 23 de agosto de 1808 en Tarragona, y que se siguió estampando en una decena de localidades catalanas en una imprenta volante, siguiendo los destinos de la junta y del ejército en Cataluña a lo largo de la guerra de la independencia. Cambia su título a Gazeta de Cataluña el 31 de octubre de 1813, y lo hace ya ?de orden? del Gobierno Superior Español de la Provincia, que ha sustituido a la Junta Superior del Principado. A partir del cuatro de noviembre de este año comenzará una nueva numeración y paginación y a imprimirse en Vic, a la vez que junto a la cabecera estampará un amplio grabado con los escudos de Castilla y Cataluña, en el que se incluye la leyenda: ?La Constitución ha hermanado las familias de la península? Publicará noticias de la guerra de Cataluña y del resto de España, procedentes de los periódicos de provincias, así como copias de partes de guerra, oficios, etc., del ejército español; y noticias de la guerra en Europa, procedentes de periódicos de las potencias aliadas, especialmente ingleses, pero también de los franceses, algunas veces comentadas, etc.) (52255).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        REGLAMENTO PARA EL EXERCICIO Y MANIOBRAS DE LA INFANTERIA. Junto con EXPLICACION DE LAS LAMINAS, relativas al tratado.

      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1808, 15x21, 2 tomos: I- 429 págs. II-143 págs. 68 láminas desplegables con figuras grabadas. Encuadernados en pasta española de época bien conservada, papel limpio, láminas en perfecto estado. (52206).

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        Geschiedenis van den jongst-geëindigden oorlog, tot op het sluiten van den vrede te Amiëns. Bijzonder met betrekking tot de Bataafsche Republiek. (Complete in 10 vols.).

      Asd., Johannes Allart, 1802-1808. - 10 vols. With engr. frontisp., author's portr., fold. col. map of the Netherlands, 3 fold.plts., 2 fold. tables. Appendices, index. Contemp.half calf, red leather title label on spines. Good set. (Bindings sl. rubbed, corners a bit dam.; vol. 9 with sl. marginal waterst., incl. to portrait). * De Buck 2996. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SYSTEM OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY

      1808 - ACCUM, Frederick. SYSTEM OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY Two Volumes, with Plates. From the Improved London Edition. Philadelphia, Kimber and Conrad, 1808. Octavo. Two volumes. xx,393pp.; xx,431[7}pp. +VIIff. First American edition. Contains seven engraved plates. First published in 1803, Accum'swas one of the earliest chemical texts to be based on Lavoisier's principles. Accum (1769-1838) was born in Germany, and came to London in 1793 to work in a pharmacy. He became a lecturer in chemistry and an expert on gas lighting and on culinary chemistry. He was arraigned for "mutilating books" at the Royal Institution, and left England in disgrace. His later books, some quite successful, were published under the name Mucca. Tree-calf, showing rubbing and some wear to extremities. Light soil to a few pages, and foxing to plat$850.00

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        Description Des Nouveaux Jardins De La France et De Ses Anciens Chateaux Mêlée d' Observations Sur La Vie De La Campagne et La Composition Des Jardins.Description of the Modern Gardens and Ancient Castles in France. Beschreibung Der Neuen Gärten Und .

      Imprimerie De Delance, Paris 1808 - Contraportada - Anteportada con una Vista de "Les Jardins de Méréville" - Portada con una vista de "La Porte de Coucy" - 223 págs. - 1h. con la "Liste des Souscripteurs" - y - 130 planchas con vistas y 4 planos, en un total de 95 láminas. Las 8 últimas vistas son móviles, es decir, a primera vista aparece un paisaje y al moverla aparece otro. La impresión es absolutamente impecable sobre muy buen papel de hilo. El texto está en francés - inglés y alemán. Elegante encuadernación a media piel y puntas, con un filete en oro, el lomo con nervios y florones, cantos al oro fino. Impecable. =Muy importante obra nunca superada. =La contraportada posee una restauración perfecta. En general, muy buen estado de conservación, algunas hojas poseen mácula de óxido , nada que mengüe la calidad del ejemplar. Size: Gran Formato 43 x 32cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Microcosm of London

      London: T. Bensley,, [1808–10]. 3 volumes, quarto (332 × 265 mm). Contemporary brown calf rebacked, spines gilt in compartments, green and red morocco labels, floral roll and cornerpieces to boards gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved title and dedication page to each volume, 104 hand-coloured plates. Bindings rubbed and scuffed, wear to corners, contents lightly tanned, offsetting from plates, small rectangular piece cut from front blank of volume I. A very good set. First edition, early issue with a number of the plates in their first state. The plates are from drawings by Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) and Augustus Pugin (1762–1832). Pugin supplied the architectural drawings, which have an accuracy and serene beauty that contrasts nicely with Rowlandson's images of Londoners engaged in their everyday life. The excellence of the work is completed by the text, which forms an admirable adjunct to the plates, with vol. I and II by William Henry Pyne (1769–1843) and vol. III by William Combe (1741–1823).

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        Itinéraire de Genève, des glaciers de Chamouni, du Valais, et du Canton de Vaud.

      J. J. Paschoud, Genève, 1808 - II- 352pages, Plats cartonnés de couleur verte. Etiquette de titre en lettres dorées. Ornementation dorée au dos avec motifs floraux. Quelques rousseurs marginales en début d?ouvrage, sinon intérieur frais. Tache sur les dernières pages de garde. Un coin tapé. Bon état.

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Gambier" to Vice Admiral Sir John Duckworth "off Ushant", About the Admiralty's Orders that "Lieutenant Brompton to be discharged from St. George, without waiting to be superceded with directions to join the Neptune immediately"].

      1808 - Caledonia in Hamoze, 21 September 1808. Folio (ca. 31,5x20 cm). 2 pp. Brown ink on Whatman laid paper watermarked '1806'; numbered and docketed in secretarial hand on verso. Written in secretarial hand and signed by Gambier. A fine letter. This official letter was signed by Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier, when he was the commander of the Channel Fleet of the Royal Navy (1808-1811), and addressed to Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1747-1817), then the second in command of the Mediterranean Fleet. The letter concerns the transfer of one of Gambier's officers from his flagship HSM Royal George (1788) to HSM Neptune (1797), a 98-gun second rate ship of the line. She was just about to embark to the West Indies where she would become the flagship of the British invasion to the French colony of Martinique in January 1809 under command of Rear-Admiral Alexander Cochrane. Gambier wrote the letter on board HMS Caledonia (1808), a 120-gun first-rate ship of the line, which had been launched earlier that year at Plymouth. Sir James Gambier also was the Governor of Newfoundland (1802-1804), and a Lord of the Admiralty. He participated in the American War of Independence, gained the distinction in the Glorious First of June in 1794, and commanded the naval forces in the campaign against Copenhagen (1807) and in the Battle of the Basque Roads (1809). Gambier was a founding benefactor of Kenyon College in the United States, so the town that was founded with it, Gambier, Ohio is named after him. Mount Gambier, South Australia, the extinct volcano and the later city, and the Gambier Island in British Columbia are also named after him (Wikipedia). Sir John Thomas Duckworth "served during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as the Governor of Newfoundland during the War of 1812, and a member of the British House of Commons during his semi-retirement. Serving with most of the great names of the Royal Navy during the later 18th and early 19th centuries, he fought almost all of Britain's enemies on the seas at one time or another, including a Dardanelles operation that would be remembered a century later during the First World War. He commanded at the Battle of San Domingo, the last great fleet action of the Napoleonic Wars" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]

      Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London 1808 - Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty, and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and untrimmed copy A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted, damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]

      London: Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], 1808. Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty, and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and untrimmed copy A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted, damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed

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        ORIGINAL INDENTURE (LAND CONTRACT) BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND JOHN JACOB ASTOR

      New York City, New York City 1808 - The 1808 indenture (26" X 33") is for the sale to Astor of land in New York City. It is signed by then mayor Marinus Willette, who was a brigadier general in the American Revolution and the great grandson of Thomas Willette, the first English mayor of the city. A window on the back of the frame reveals a bold signature, "John Jacob Astor," but we believe it to be a clerical signature. John Jacob Astor was, of course, the fur-trader and real estate magnate who built the fortune that his descendants so enjoyed. The land in question is a number of city blocks between Cannon Street and the East River, roughly between the Williamsburg Bridge and Chinatown in present-day Manhattan. As you can see from the photo, the plat that was drawn up at the time accompanies the indenture. Both are framed together as we bought them, but I think both items would present better if the plat were removed and framed separately. Note: on the back is the label of the Old Print Shop in New York, circa 1930s. The photo has some glare that makes the indenture appear washed-out. It is not! 26" by 33" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Traité des pierres précieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres à recevoir le poli et à orner les monumens publics et les edifices particuliers (.)

      Schoell, Paris 1808 - Deux volumes in-8 (208 x 134 mm), demi basane marron, dos lisse orné de filets, plats de papier jaspé décoré d'un monogramme (reliure d'époque). Orné de 8 planches dépliantes. (frottements, petit manque à la coiffe supérieure du tome 1, coins usés, mouillure au bas des pages du tome 1, rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (208 x 134 mm), half brown roan, smooth spine tooled with fillets, mottled paper covers tooled with a monogram (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 8 folfing plates. (rubbings, small lack of leather on top of spine vol. 1, corners used, water-stain on bottom of pages vol. 1, brownings).

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        The Road Side. From an original Picture in the Collection of Thos. Lister Parker Esqr

      W. Say, London 1808 - A beautiful composition expertly rendered by one of the greatest mezzotinters of his time. William Owen "was sent in 1786 to London, where he became a pupil of Charles Catton, R.A., the coach-painter. Soon afterwards he attracted the notice of Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose picture of Perdita he had copied, and he was indebted to Reynolds for some valuable advice. He entered the Royal Academy as a student in 1791, and his earliest exhibited works. appeared in the exhibition of 1792; and in each succeeding year, except 1823, he contributed portraits and occasional rustic subjects. Some of the most eminent men of the day were among his sitters, and his portraits were truthful and characteristic.Owen was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1804, and an academician in 1806. In 1810 he was appointed portrait-painter to the Prince of Wales, and in 1813 principal portrait-painter to the prince-regent, who offered him the honour of knighthood, which he declined."( DNB ). William Say (1768-1834) came to London at about twenty years old "and obtained instruction from James Ward (1769-1859), who was then practising mezzotint engraving. Say became an able and extremely industrious engraver, working entirely in mezzotint, and between 1801 and 1834 executed no fewer than 335 plates, a large proportion of which are portraits of contemporary celebrities, from pictures by Beechey, Hoppner, Lawrence, Northcote, Reynolds, and others. Say was one of the engravers employed by Turner upon his Liber Studiorum, for which he executed eleven of the published and two of the unpublished plates. In 1807 he was appointed engraver to the Duke of Gloucester.An almost complete set of Say's works, in various states, was presented to the British Museum by his son in 1852' ( DNB ) The implied narrative is of a mother and her young family on a long journey on foot, who have found a place to rest and nurse the baby. But the message of the image is not about rural poverty but rather about familial union. Everyone is asleep or nearly, exhausted and vulnerable, and yet safe and protected in their togetherness. The white clothing and pink faces make a radiant diagonal rounded into a self-contained unit by the little girl at her mother's feet and the drowsy boy above, in sharp contrast to the dark plants, rocks and sky beyond them. Mezzotint, printed in colours, with touches of hand-colouring, by William Say (cut to plate mark and expertly re-margined to top and sides). Title margin fo.

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        The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians

      W. Otridge and Son, R. Baldwin 1808 - The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, W. Otridge and Son, R. Baldwin, etc, 1808, 8 volumes complete, a solid vg set with nicer contents with all maps and fold-outs present and in near fine condition, some modest wear to board edges and fore edge corner tips, else a very nice set bound in early 19th century contemporary half leather and marbled boards with raised spines and red spine labels noting the title and volume number. A most important and oft reprinted title.

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        A history of the early part of the reign of James the Second; with an introductory chapter

      Printed for William Miller.by W. Bulmer and Co., London 1808 - First edition, large paper copy, 4to, pp. xl, 292, [2], cli, [1], 8 (ads); engraved portrait frontispiece of Fox by Evans in proof state; modern full brown calf, black gilt-lettered calf spine labels, a.e.g.; minor shelf wear, hinges reinforced; occasional foxing, else a very good, sound copy. One of 50 copies published on large paper (Lowndes).Lowndes, p. 827. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Topographical Dictionary Of The United Kingdom; Compiled From Parliamentary, And Other Authentic Documents And Authorities; Containing Geographical, Topographical, & Statistical Accounts Of Every District, Object, And Place In England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, And Various Small Islands Dependant On The British Empire. Accompanied By Forty-Six Maps, drawn purposely for this work, on an original plan

      Published by Richard Phillips , London 1808 - , xiv, unpaginated, approx 1092 pages, 46 hand-coloured maps as called for on title page but Wales was printed on 1 map not 2, includes folding map of British Isles as frontispiece, double-column text First Edition , edges of boards and spine rubbed, few light scuffs to boards, spine slightly dulled and darkened in places, splits at upper and lower joints with front board a little loose, pages and plates clean, in good+ condition , full tan calf with gilt ruling and blindstamped floral borders, gilt titles on red leather spine panel, gilt decorated compartments, 5 raised bands, marbled edges Octavo Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Genuine Graphic Works of William Hogarth : Consisting of One Hundred and Sixty Engravings, Faithfully Copied from the Originals. / by Thomas Cook

      London: : Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme 1808 - All edges marble. Rear folding plate present. Scattered marginal foxing. Added t. P. Engraved portrait. 110 plates (no text published) . Subjects: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. England - London. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt lettering to spine, raised bands with gilt-cross bands. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TORTURAS CHINAS (1808)

      1808 - MATERIA: Libro antiguo sobre torturas practicadas en China con grabados coloreados. IMPRESOR: William Miller, London, 1808. DESCRIPCIÓN: [54] p., 22 grabados calcográficos en color de época. Edición de 1808, con los grabados calcográficos de 1801. Folio, 380 mm. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Bella encuadernación en plena piel de época. Decoración en plano y contraplano con filete y formas vegetales en dorado. COMENTARIOS: Rara obra con delicados y magistrales grabados de principios del siglo XIX, que muestra las torturas y penas practicadas en la China del siglo XVIII. Bajo la apariencia de un cuento infantil, la obra proporciona detalladas ilustraciones de las crueldades chinas con las que se castigaba a ladrones, defraudadores, malos interpretes, a los que se llegaba a mutilar y en los casos más graves aplicar la pena de muerte. Las imágenes representan los siguientes escenas:1. Reo ante el juez; 2. Reo enviado al penal; 3. El juicio; 4. Sufriendo el apaleamiento: Tumbado boca abajo, uno de los ayudantes del magistrado se apoya sobre él, mientras que otro le apalea el trasero con una bara de bambú; 5. Retorcimiento de las orejas; 6. La tortura swing: se dispone al reo suspendido por los hombros y los tobillos, situación muy dolorosa. Lápiz, tinta y papel, dispuestos para anotar la confesión. Castigo infligido a comerciantes defraudadores o tramposos. 7. Castigar a un barquero: el penado es obligado a ponerse de rodillas, le agarran del cabello y le golpean en la cara, con una especie de doble raqueta, fabricada con grueso cuero. 8. Castigar a un intérprete por una traducción errónea: Un gran trozo de caña de bambú se coloca detrás de las rodillas del reo, los catigadores pisan la caña a cada extremo y se van acercado y alejando del extremo, causando gran dolor; 9. El potro; 10. Tortura del dedo; 11. Ardor en los ojos de un hombre con cal: pequeñas limaduras de cal son depositadas en algodones y aplicados en los ojos; 12. Un malhechor encadenado a una barra de hierro; 13. El collar de madera: Castigo vergonzoso que se aplica normalmente a los ladrones durante tres meses. Collar fabricado de piezas pesadas de madera, con un orificio central; 14. Un hombre atado a un pedazo de madera; 15. Un malhechor en una jaula; 16. El castigo del tubo de madera; 17. Incapacitación por el corte de los tendones; 18. Confinamiento; 19. Delincuente camino del destierro; 20. Camino a la ejecución; 21. La pena de muerte de la cuerda; 22. La forma de la decapitación: aplicado a los conspiradores, asesinos, y personas que atentan contra el emperador. La decapitación para los chinos, es el tipo más desgraciado de muerte. CONSERVACIÓN: Regular estado, encuadernación restaurada en el lomo y con pequeños rozes, puntos de oxido, algun trazo de lapiz y pequeñas rasgaduras en el borde del papel de algunas hojas.

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        Iconographie Grecque (1808) [and] Planches de l'iconographie Romaine (1817): Two Works in One

      Paris: De l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aine. (1808-1817). First. First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 18" x 24". Two complete works in one volume, each with a separate engraved title page: 59 [and] 69 engraved plates. All 128 plates with the original tissue guards laid in. Contemporary half calf and diaper cloth boards. Bookplate of Emma Cooper & William Poole Bancroft on the front pastedown. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small ink stamp on the title pages and plates. Both boards are worn and detached, else a good sound copy with scattered foxing. The ancient Greek and Roman portrait sculpture, medallions, coins, and related antiquities are expertly engraved and printed with a striking three-dimensional effect. The plates collate thus: Iconographie Grecque (1-39, 39, 40-57, Supplement A.); Planches de l'iconographie Romaine (1-16, A, B, 17-24, 24, 25-39, 39, 40-63, 64A, 64B). .

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        Carte Du Tyrol Verifiee et Corrigee Sur Les Memoires De Depuis et De La Luzerne et Reduite D'apres Celle d'Anich et Hueber, Publiee En l'An 9 Au Depot General De La Guerre, et Augmente Du Voralberg, En 1808

      Depot General De La Guerre, Vienna Vienne Wien 1808 - A very large, uncoloured folding map, comprising six sheets, dissected into a total of 120 sections, mounted on linen. The total unfolded size is 203 x 170cm. When folded the six sheets fit into a marbled paper covered chemise and a contemporary outer slip case covered in marbled paper with a leather gilt spine giving it the appearance of a book when on the library shelf. The case bears the tile and the impressed mark of the Vienna retailer D'Artaria. The map is in excellent clean condition and the case has only minor wear with some fading to the gilt lettering. The map, on a scale of 15 German miles to a degree, extends from the eastern shores oif Lake Constance [Bodensee] to Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden in the east and from Isny and Kempten in the north to Lake Garda in the south. The areas surrounding the Tyrol [parts of Bavaria, Carinthia, Italy, Switzerland, etc] have details of rivers and towns but, unlike the main area of the map, do not show contours. A map from the era of the Napoleonic Wars.

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        Carta delle stazioni militari, navigazione, e poste del Regno d'Italia eseguita nel Deposito Generale della Guerra per ordine del Ministro della Guerra nell'anno 1808.

      - Grande carta geografica in 8 segmenti montati a suo tempo su 4 pezzi di tela azzurra di mm. 950 X 1260.

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        The History of Barbados from the Discovery of the Island in the Year 1605 Till The Accession of Lord Seaforth 1801 [1ST EDITION 1808]

      London: Printed for J Mawman 1808 - 4to, xxix, [7], 668pp; rebound into half tree calf leather binding, red leather spine label with gilt title, condition: VERY GOOD. 1st Edition 1808. This 1st Edition title begins: "The discovery of Barbadoes is involved in great obscurity than that of any of the adjacent Islands. Placed at the south-eastern extremity of the great American Archipelago, it remained unknown, or unnoticed, for upwards of a century after the bold and enterprising genius of Columbus had extended the bounds of the habitable globe. No mention is made of this Island in the journals or charts of any European Navigator earlier than the year 1600." The book presents a rich Barbadian history including: Slavery and its Laws; Governors; Fortifications and Colonial Representation; The inhabitants, Wars & Military Operations, Taxes and regulation of the Gold Coin, Parliament, Commotions in Bridgetown and MUCH MORE. Binding firm. Light rubbing to top/tail of spine and corners. Armorial book plate to front paste down. Offsetting to end papers. Spotting to prelims and in places internally else clean and bright. VERY GOOD ORDER [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SHORT ACCOUNT OF LUCAN SPA.

      Dublin, 1808.Pamphlet, 1808, 8vo, 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 12 pages including the title page, 8 leaves of blank paper at rear as padding, rebound in modern quarter dark brown calf, marbled boards, new black endpapers. Title page dusty and laid down to repair outer margin (30 mm) no loss of text, A2r has 3 old ink lines in box shape to top margin which have bled through slightly to verso and some small traces of glue to top margin due to removal of label, outer margins of all pages slightly trimmed, no loss of text, 1 leaf has short diagonal closed tear neatly repaired at inner margin, not affecting text, last leaf dusty with neat old ink name in lower margin. Good copy of a rare item. We could not locate another copy at time of listing in any major library in UK. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Zug der verbündeten Europäer und Asiaten nach Ostindien. Mit einer Charte.,

      Leipzig und Gera : Heinsius, 1808 - VIII, 160 S. : Kt. Äußerst seltene Schrift von J.A. Bergk, der häufig anonym, unter seinen Namen oder auch u. den Namen Hainichen und Jul. Frey veröffentlichte. - Die Faltkarte mißt ca. 38 x 41 cm (äußere Ränder), rechter Rand lichtrandig, lt. stockfleckig. Kartusche: Charte zu einer Expedition zu Lande nach Ostindien. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 19 x 11,5 cm. Einfache Broschur. Kl. Stempel auf Titel. Seiten stockfleckig. Ränder unregelmäßig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed, 4pp., concerning hospital sanitation.

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

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        Opera rhetorica. Recensuit et illustravit Christianus Godofr. Schütz.

      Leipzig, G. J. Göschen, 1804-1808. - 3 Bde. in 6. Mit gest. Frontispiz im 1. Bd. Lederbände der Zeit mit dekorativer Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Deckelbordüre; Reste von Stehkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt, Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - "In das erste Jahr der Halleschen Professur fällt das philologische Hauptwerk Schütz's [1747-1832], die Ausgabe der rhetorischen Schriften Cicero's; die scharfsinnigen Untersuchungen über die Abfassungszeit der Bücher 'De oratore', die geschmackvollen Einleitungen und die meist glückliche Behandlung des Textes verschafften dieser Arbeit vielfache Anerkennung" (ADB 33, 113f.). "Schütz benutzte Wolfenbüttler Mss. [.] Die äussere Ausstattung ist gut" (Schweiger). - Am Titel Stempel der Bibliothek der Fürsten- und Landesschule zu Grimma; Vorsatz des 1. Bandes mit hs. Geschenkvermerk der Zeit: "Donum Guilielmi Augusti Leberecht a Bodenhausen, qui d. 19. April. numero extraneorum adscriptur est 1809". Rücken etwas berieben, sonst sauberes, hübsches Exemplar. Schweiger II.1, 113. Engelmann/Preuss II, 165. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beispiele ihrer zweckmässigen Anwendung für die Generale der österreichischen Armee.

      Vienna, Imperial Press 1808 - Grundsätze der höhern Kriegskunst und Beispiele ihrer zweckmässigen Anwendung für die Generale der österreichischen Armee. Vienna, Aus der Kaiserl. Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerey, 1808. Folio. [2]f + 169p. text and with 25 hand coloured folding maps and plans engraved by Johann Renard, Kilian Ponheimer, and Anton & Hieronymus Benedict. Including movable flaps. Publisher’s marbled boards;moroco spine with label. A specially prepared illustrated edition of the author’s strategic guide lines for advanced warfare issued in a very limited number of copies for presentation only to general officers. We offer the personal copy of General Baron Cordon, Austrian War Minister until 1849. The original text, first published in 1806, is here enriched with 25 fine hand-coloured maps and plans accompanied by explanatory texts; moveable flaps have been added to plates 7, 12, 14, 18, and 21 to illustrate various stages of troop movements; plate 8 demonstrates square formations attacking Turkish positions; plates 9 – 11 represent troop movements to protect convoys.Archduke Charles (1771-1848), Austrian commander-in-chief from 1806, and victor of the battle of Aspern-Esslingen, carried through far-reaching army reforms in line with the changes in warfare resulting from the experiences of the early Napoleonic campaigns. This work was highly recommended by Marshal Marmont, one of the author's distinguished opponents, who discussed it in his 'Esprit des Institutions Militaires'(1845). The Archduke's instructions for infantry and light cavalry written in 1798 remain unpublished. A fresh large-paper copy with contemporary ownership manuscript ink entry ‘General Major und Brigadier Baron Cordon’ inside frontcover; a 3 line manuscript entry below neatly blocked out. An early bookseller’s note on verso of last blank leaf pointing out the rarity of the impression, privately published and never for sale. Holzmann-Bohatta II, 8150; Hamann 219f; Wurzbach VI, 372ff (378). SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler -

      London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, 1808 - First Bagster edition. 8vo. Engraved half title present. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Audinet (15 plates, 17 small fish in text), 2 musical engravings, 2 woodcuts. Full tan levant, spine gilt with angling motifs, gilt fillet borders to boards, angling cornerpieces, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. by Bayntun. As with Coigney's copies, lacking the advertisements. Front joint somewhat rubbed, else Fine. Coigney 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Befreiungs-Krieg der Katalonier

      in den Jahren 1808 bis 1814. 2 vols. Breslau 1821-27. With map and 4 plans, all folded. XVIII + 359; X + (2) + 216 pp. Nice contemporary full mottled calf, richly decorated with gold on spine and boards and with coloured labels. Library stamp on titlepage

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        Modern State of Spain: Exhibiting a complete View of its Topography, Government, Laws, Religion, Finances, Naval and Military Establishments, and of Society, Manners, Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, and Commerce in that Country. . To which are added Essays on Spain by M. Peyron, and the book of the Post Roads.

      John Stockdale, London 1808 - 1ª ed. 13x21. 4 vols. de xi + 379pp. 1h., iv + 360pp., iv + 580pp. 2h. y 3h. 392 + 24pp. Holandesa piel con puntas. Bonita encuadernación con tejuelos y dorados. Lomos profesionalmente reforzados. Guardas nuevas. Algunas huellas de óxido debido a la mala calidad del papel, pero buenos ejemplares y un atractivo conjunto. Además de estos 4 vols., hubo un Atlas en cuarto. Este es bastante más que un libro de viajes. Jean François, barón de Bourgoing estuvo destinado dos veces a la embajada de Madrid, la segunda vez como embajador (1792-1793.) Habla de la economía de España, su agricultura, política, religión, arte, comunicaciones, y con este trasfondo, su descripción de Madrid, sus parques y palacios, el Escorial, sus viajes por Bilbao, Vitoria, Valladolid, Segovia, Toledo, Avila, Zaragoza, Cordoba, GranadaSevilla, Cádiz, Málaga, Valencia, Cataluña etc. muestran un nivel de comprensión poco usual en los libros extranjeros sobre España. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Opere.

      Tip. de' Classici Italiani,, Milano, 1808 - Quattordici volumi di cm. 20, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Ritratto inciso dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Esemplare portante le armi di M.J. Rhodesin impresse in oro al centro dei piatti di tutti i volumi; presenti anche i suoi ex-libris. Bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La raccolta è così suddivisa: Volume I.: Cominciamento e progresso dell'arte di intagliare in rame colle vite di molti de' piu' eccellenti maestri. Volume II-III: Vocabolario dell'arte del Disegno. Volume IV-XIV: Notizie de' professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua. Ottima e stimata edizione che contiene delle aggiunte rispetto alle precedenti impressioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description du Tibet, d’après la Relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols ; traduit de l’allemand [de Pallas] avec des notes par J. Reuilly.

      Paris, Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808 - in-8° ; XII-89 pp., demi-basane marron, dos lisse joliment orné, filets or, fleurons or, filets or, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, tranches marbrées, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Relié avec : Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendant l’année 1803 ; Suivi d’un Mémoire sur le Commerce de cette Mer, et de Notes sur les principaux Ports commerçans. Dédié a sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi. Avec cartes, planches et vignettes. Paris, Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1806, in-8° ; (4)-XIX-302 pp.-(1)-1 plan h.-t. repl. de Sébastopole-3 pl. h.-t. repl. de monnaies et médailles-3 tableaux h.-t. repl.-1 grande carte h.-t. repl. in-fine-6 jolies vignettes in-texte signées par J. Duplessi-Bertaux. Atabey, 1010. Catalogue Russica, t. II, 1047. Yakushi, P32, p. 556 (pour la description du Tibet de Pallas). Weber I, 10. Édition originale. 2 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-8°. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reden an die deutsche Nation.

      Realschulbuchhandlung,, Berlin, 1808 - Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1808. 8°. 490 S., (2) Bl. Pappband der Zeit mit späterem Lederrückenschild. Goedeke V, 8, 18; Borst 1068; Brieger 470; Ziegenfuss 1342; Kosch IV, 988. Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Werkes über die Idee des Staats im Sinne der Romantik, fussend auf Fichtes Vorlesungen an der Akademie 1807-08, als Deutschland von Frankreich besetzt war. - Titel gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig, erstes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Pappband der Zeit mit späterem Lederrückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti in Italian

      Pavia, 1808. <p>Concerning Publication of His Masterpiece on Hernias</p><p>Scarpa, 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. </p><p>Fascinating letter concerning the publication of Scarpa&#39;s great folio masterpiece on hernia, Sull&#39;ernie (1809; Garrison-Morton 3583), from which come the eponyms "Scarpa&#39;s fascia" (creasteric fascia) and "Scarpa&#39;s triangle" (of the thigh); although the letter does not mention Sull&#39;ernie by name, the date and content of the letter leave little doubt as to the identity of the work it discusses. </p><p>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&#39;s drawings by his house artist, Faustino Anderloni. However, in 1808, the year before the publication of Sull&#39;ernie, Scarpa found himself strapped for cash-probably due to the enormous amount of money he had spent on his Sull&#39;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.</p><p> In the present letter, which accompanied a copy of Sull&#39;ernie for Aglietti&#39;s review, Scarpa alluded to the difficulty he had had in completing this work, and the financial predicament in which he found himself: </p><p>"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&#39;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." </p><p>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. </p>

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        Oriental Repertory - [2 Volumes Complete]. Includes Tracts and Essays on Eastern Geography, History, and Manners, with a Selection from the Mahabharata, Translated by Sir Charles Wilkins and a List of East India Company Directors

      London: Printed By George Bigg And London, Printed By W. Ballintine [1793-1808] - With the unpublished material for vol. 2 part 5 added but continuing the pagination and register from the first issue. Referenced by: ESTC t144414. Physical desc. : 2 v. , plates : maps [all present]; 33 cm (4? ) Subjects; Commerce - Asia - History & Oriental literature -Translations into English - 18th century - Periodicals - Early works to 1800. Margins wormed with some stain toning. Finely and period sympathetically bound in full, modern aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting title and volume-number labels. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 1 pp.

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        American ornithology; or, The natural history of the birds of the United States . . . . ; American ornithology; or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson

      Bradford and Inskeep; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, I: 1808; 1810; II: 1825; 1828; 1828., Philadelphia: - Vols. I and II of nine volumes. Folio (350 x 265 mm); Vols. I, II, and III of four volumes. Folio (375 x 290 mm) iv (ie., vi), 158; v-xii, 13-167, [1] pp. Each volume with 9 numbered hand-coloured plates. I. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. II. Contemporary half red roan over marbled boards, gilt spine; some wear to extremities, offsetting from plates. Ex-libris David Bixler and Lee Lawrence Stopple, with their bookplates. I. First edition of "the first truly great American ornithology . . . absolutely basic as a collector's item" (Bennett). Wilson's Ornithology was an artistic, scientific, and commercial undertaking of magisterial proportions. His plates depict 320 figures of 262 species, including 39 that were entirely new and 23 that were for the first time described sufficiently to distinguish them from European species with which they had been confused. II. First edition with the rare first issue of Volume 1. The work was subsequently purchased by Carey, Lea, and Carey, and published under their aegis. Intended as a supplement to Wilson's American Ornithology, Bonaparte describes 60 birds supposedly not treated in the original work.

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        THE GENERAL STUD BOOK, CONTAINING PEDIGREES OF RACE HORSES & c. & c. FROM EARLIEST ACCOUNTS TO THE YEAR 1807, INCLUSIVE.

      London 1808 - 516 Pp. 1808. FIRST EDITION. PRINTED FOR JAMES WEATHERBY BY H. REYNELL. GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE GENERAL STUD-BOOKS AND QUITE RARE AS SUCH. BOOK DESCRIPTION: (8VO) PERIOD CALF BOARDS WITH MODERN REBACKING, ENDPAPER REPLACED. CONDITION: VERY GOOD; SOME FOXING, A FEW INK NOTES IN AN EARLY HAND. DIMENSIONS: Measure 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" X 2" each. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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