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        Theil von Schlesien

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar um 1808. 33.5x44.5 cm. Sect. 88. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Das Gebiet zwischen Deutsch Lissa / Wroclaw-Lesnica, Namslau / Namysow, Löwen / Lewin Brzeski und Nimptsch / Niemcza, Lauf der Oder von Nikoline / Mikolin bis Breslau / Wroclaw

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

      Lon., 1808.. b/w frontis. engraving. 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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        Theil von Ober-Sachsen

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 45.8x34 cm. Sect. 59. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Die Elbe von Pretzsch bis Barby; nördlich etwas über Loburg - Belzig hinaus; südlich bis Raguhn; im Zentrum der Karte Zerbst, Dessau, Wittenberg

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        Pharmacopoeia of the Massachusetts Medical Society

      Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. 1st edition. With Numerous Contemporary Manuscript Additions Massachusetts Medical Society. Pharmacopoeia. . . . 8vo. x, [4], 272pp. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. 192 x 115 mm. Original boards, uncut, rebacked. Some foxing, but a very good copy in a cloth slipcase. Contemporary signature "N. Hayward" on front cover; 5 or 6 slips with contemporary manuscript additions (probably in Hayward's hand) tipped or laid in; numerous ms. additions to the text in the same hand. 19th cent. bookplate of the Pilgrim Society.First Edition. Based on the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia, with the important addition of drugs indigenous to America, this first state pharmacopoeia listed 536 drugs and preparations and was somewhat ahead of its time in publishing the text in English. More than ninety percent of its articles were later incorporated into the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America, issued in 1820. This copy was extensively emended by its 19th-century owner Hayward, who added detailed manuscript notes of several plants not listed in the Pharmacopoeia, directions for compounding various preparations, etc. Hayward is not listed in Kelly & Burrage, nor does his name appear in the AMA's Dictionary of Deceased Physicians 1804-1929. Austin 1222. Norman 1690. Sonnedecker, Kremers and Urdang's History of Pharmacy, pp. 229-35. 2524.

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        The Two Principal Arguments of William Wirt, Esquire, On the Trial

      1808. Wirt's Famous Speech at the Trial of Aaron Burr [Trial]. Burr, Aaron [1756-1836], Defendant. Wirt, William [1772-1834]. The Two Principal Arguments of William Wirt, Esquire, On the Trial of Aaron Burr, For High Treason, And on the Motion to Commit Aaron Burr and Others, For Trial in Kentucky. Richmond: From the Press of Samuel Pleasants, Jun., 1808. [iii], 221 pp. 12mo. (6" x 3-3/4"). Recent cloth, printed paper title label to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, somewhat darker in a few places, faint dampstaining near end of text block. Owner signature of Charles Sidney Coxe to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. This book contains Wirt's famous principal speech for the prosecution in the trial of Aaron Burr. Lasting nearly four hours, and characterized by eloquence, wit and logic, it enhanced his national stature. Burr was accused of leading a conspiracy to steal land from Mexico and the Louisiana Purchase in order to establish a nation under his rule. Burr was arrested and tried in 1807 on charges of treason, but was acquitted. Charles Sidney Coxe, the probable owner this copy was a judge of the District Court of Philadelphia and associate of Tocqueville. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, UVA). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14120.

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      1808. Very Good. DRYDEN, John. THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, now first collected in eighteen volumes. [Although we are offering only seventeen of eighteen volumes, lacking volume 18.] Illustrated with notes, historical, critical, and explanatory, and a life of the author, by Walter Scott, Esq. Vol. I(- XVII). London: Printed for William Miller... by James Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh, 1808. Volumes 1-17 only. It lacks volume number 18, which is comprised of the third (and final) volume of prose works and a general index to the set. 8vo., modern library-style (but not ex library) maroon cloth bindings with gilt lettering on spines. Clean texts, solidly bound, and in very good condition.

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        WORKS...Arranged by Thomas Sheridan with Notes, Historical and Critical. A New Edition...Corrected and Revised by John Nichols

      London: for J. Johnson, 1808. 19 volumes. Engraved portrait in Volume I. 8vo, fine three-quarter green-brown morocco over marbled boards, the spines with gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lozenge designs tooled in gilt within the compartments, t.e.g. A pleasing set, quite handsome and well preserved with minimal age evidence. AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF THE WORKS, this is a handsome set incorporating all of Swift's finest writings. Swift was the author of one of the most famous works in all of English literature, but his general work was prodigious. His highly important "Gulliver's Travels" is a biting political satire ingeniously styled after the many narratives of travel and exploration popular at the time, which Swift had read in the library of his employer, Sir William Temple. And though most satire, especially political satire, is quickly rendered unintelligible or uninteresting with the passage of time, Swift endowed his story with so much imagination that it has never passed out of the canon of classics in English literature. This most famous of Swift's works, was published anonymously as the author was afraid of the reception the book might meet with. His satire was directed at the prevailing powers of the day, and it has become known as one of the greatest literary works ever penned.

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        Theil von Oldenburg

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 34x45.7 cm. Sect. 25. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Das Großherzogtum Oldenburg, nördlich etwas über Varel hinaus, östlich bis Delmehorst und Vegesack, südlich bis Friesoythe, westlich bis Stickhusen. Die Stadt Oldenburg und das Zwischenahner Meer in der Mitte der Karte.

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        Historia política y militar de la Guerra de la Independencia de España contra Napoleón Bonaparte, desde 1808 a 1814 escrita sobre los documentos auténticos del Gobierno. Tomos 1-3

      - Historia de la Edad Media y Moderna. España. Años 1808 a 14 (94(460)"1808/14") Imp. de Jose Palacios Madrid. 1833. 22 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura, lomo en piel decorado. 3 vols. Muñoz Maldonado, José, 1807-1875. Por el Dr. D. José Muñoz Maldonado. Imp. de José Palacios. España. Historia. 1808-1814 (Guerra de la Independencia) . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. CU2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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      A Saint-Petersbourg: Alexandre Pluchart, 1808. [St. Petersburg] Text in French. Hardcover. Foldouts. Small German library stamp on title page. [Frederic (Franz Franzevich) Borel aka Count Palensky (1775-1832): well-known Russian diplomat, a head of Consulate Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. (The book about him was written by Komissarov & Bozhkova.) - Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        Das Napoleonsche Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzbuch. Nebst den Zusatz-Gesetzen, einer Uebersicht der Entfernungen aller Haupt-Orte der Departemente von Paris, und einem vollständigen Register. (.),

      Landau Georges und Prinz, 1808 - viii,454 Seiten Sehr seltene frühe Ausgabe.- Nach der von dem Gesetzgebungskorps in der Sitzung vom 3ten September 1807 genehmigten und im November des nämlichen Jahrs zu Paris erschienenen offiziellen Ausgabe, aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J.P. Ackermann.- Die Vorrede der Verleger datiert auf den 1. April 1808.- Kanten bestoßen, Rücken angeplatzt/mit Anrissen; papierbedingte Seitenbräunung/Stockfleckchen.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeintrag (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Firenze, 26.3. 37).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA. --[interner vermerk -> -> -> BITTE BEACHTEN: Dieser Titel befindet sich nicht hier im Hause, sondern in meinem auswärtigen Nebenlager. Der Versand von dort erfolgt 1-2mal wöchentlich <- <- <- HAA-13597end \m/' Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 358 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        fält-boktryckaren Peter Sohm, 1812.

      4:o. (670) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, stänkmarmorerade pärmar. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Klemming, Sveriges krig s. 319. Setterwall 3302. Sammanställning gjord av Sohm av de av honom under kriget tryckta bulletinerna. Innehåller bulletiner från finska armén 3 mars 1808 till 25 april 1809, (520) s., västra armén 11 april till 13 oktober 1808, (80) s., södra armén 11 april 1808 till 6 februari 1809, (16) s., och från stora flottan 4 april 1808 till 5 augusti 1809, (52) s

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        Taschenbuch für Tollhäusler; oder Märchen, tolle Streiche und Possen aus den Gegenden der Heiligen.

      - Zur Erbauung für Legendenleser verfasset von einem Freunde der Wahrheit in Baiern. Ohne Ort und Verlag, 1808. 96 S. 16x10cm, Orig.-Broschur. Aus dem Inhalt: Wie man es anzugehen hat, sich in kurzer Zeit des Tollhauses würdig zu machen. Mehrere sehr wirksame und erprobte Mittel gegen die Anfechtungen und den Fleischeskitzel. Ein heilsames Pflaster gegen den Herzbrand von göttlicher Liebe. Das Faulenzen ist Gott wohlgefälliger als Arbeiten, etc. Zustand: Broschurdeckel fehlen. Papier etwas stockfleckig, sonst aber in gutem Zustand. Geschenk - Geschenkidee ? Wir wünschen allen Bücherfreunden gemütliche u. entspannte Lesestunden ! Curiosa, Kuriosa, Religion, religiöse, Bayern, Humor, Satire, Kulturgeschichte, 17. Jahrhundert [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reports of the trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late vice president of the United States) for treason, and for a misdemeanor: in preparing the means of a military expedition against Mexico, a territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were a

      Hopkins and Earle, 1808. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2 volume set. 8vo. 1st edition, Hopkins & Earle, 1808 printing. Morocco spine labels. Contemporary sheep skin binding. Covers are rubbed and worn. Internally generally good, with limited foxing/browning. (Howles B1013; Sabin 9434)

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      af.) Beitrag zur Geschichte des Schwedischen Krieges in den Jahren 1808 und 1809. Nach einem amtlichen, mit Aktenstücken begleitete Berichte herausgegeben von J. Ritter von Xylander. Aus der Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Krieges besonders abgedruckt. Berlin und Posen, Ernst Siegfried Mittler, 1825. 8:o. (2),+ 114 s. Titelbladet med lagerfläckar, annars enstaka småfläckar. Häftad, oskuren och ouppsprättad, med tryckt originalomslag. Fläck på främre omslaget. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3773. Detta är en översättning av J. R. von Xylander till tyska av det historiska avsnittet i Tibells "Underdåniga embetsberättelse, då han nedlade befattningen som konungens tjenstgörande generaladjuntant", som trycktes i "Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar" 1818-21 (1822), s. 42-205. Gustaf Wilhelm af Tibell (1772-1832) var militär och historiker. Under 1808-1809 års krig fungerade han närmast som ÖB för svenska krigsmakten. Han var en stor beundrare av Frankrike och Napoleon och skildes därför 1812 från sina militära uppdrag. Hans mångsidighet gjorde att han bl.a. invaldes i KVA 1805. 1826 utgav han "Seraphimer ordens historia" och 1827 var han inblandad i planerna på ett svenskt diplomatarium

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      Philadelphia: William P. Farrand & Co.. Good+. 1808. First American Edition. Hardcover. Farand & Co. Premium Edition. Scarce first edition. Superficial scuff marks on cover & edges. Rubbed spine ends with slight loss. Front hinge cracked with cover firmly attached. Lightly foxed endpaper only. Prior owners signature on top margin of title page. Text&#39;s interior is tight, clean & Intact. Law; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 543 pages .

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        Papeles curiosos referentes a la invasión francesa. Volumen facticio sobre la Guerra de la Independencia, con más de noventa panfletos, sátiras y proclamas, claros exponentes del liberalismo del momento

      Varios 1808 - 8º mayor (21 x 14,7 cm). 1. [ANTILLÓN, Isidoro de] ¿Qué es lo que más importa a la España? Discurso de un miembro del populacho. S.l.n.a. [Teruel, 28 de junio de 1808] 7 p. 2. La verdad a España. Sevilla, 20 de junio de 1808. 2 h. sin num. 3. MARTÍNEZ DE AGUILAR, Francisco. Relación circunstanciada de la acción del 16 de julio llamada de Mengibar. Málaga, s.a. (julio de 1808). 7 p. 4. D.A.H.Y.C. La historia y la experiencia en oposición contra el heroismo de Bonaparte, por. Sevilla, Vicente Lema y Cádiz, Domingo Font, s.a. (1808). XII p. 5. [El Murciano] Carta de bienvenida remitida a Josef Bonaparte desde Murcia, impresa después de su intepestiva marcha. con una posdata. Málaga, Luis Carreras e hijos, s.a. (1808). VIII p. 6. Manifestación política sobre las actuales circunstancias. Málaga, 1808. 11 p. 7. D.V.M. y M. La muerte de Murat. Escena trágica o bien sea semi-unipersonal joco-serio. Málaga, Luis de Carreras e hijos, 1808. 12 p. 8. Edicto del Ilmo. Sr. Obispo de Balbastro para el alistamiento. Málaga, 29 de julio de 1808. 2 h. sin num. 9. PARDO, Juan Bautista [Secretario de la Junta Suprema] Aviso al público. Málaga, 28 de julio de 1808. 10. Historia descubierta. Noticia presente, predicción futura, antidiario de Madrid del 10 de mayo y siguientes. S.l.n.a. (Madrid, 1808). VII p. 11. Murat: La leal y valerosa Nación Española, armada en masa, no tumultuariamente. S.l.n.a. 1 h. 12. Manifestación política sobre las actuales circunstancias. Valencia, Joseph Estevan hermanos, y reimpreso en Sevilla, Imprenta Mayor, 1808. 8 p. 13. SALAS, Tomás de. Cartas patrióticas. Carta primera (y segunda ). El verdadero patriotismo. España Monarquía, precavida del Despotismo. Dedicadas al Excmo. Sr. Duque del Infantado. Sevilla, Imprenta Real, 1809. 11 p., 2 h. bl., 19 p., 2 h. bl. 14. El Buen Patricio. Breve discurso en que se demuestran ciertas verdades que interesan a toda la Nación y sus individuos. Cádiz, Antonio de Murguia, s.a. (1808). 16 p. 2 h. bl. 15. JUAN, Agustín. Fernando VII en el palacio de Valencey. Escena patética unipersonal. Cartagena, Imprenta de Marina, 1809. 16 p. 1 h. bl. 16. Sueño de Napoleón. Écija, Joaquin Chabes, s.a. (1808). 16. D.P.L. y R. delirios de Napoléon presagiando su muerte por la venida de Fernando VII, puestos en verso por. Sevilla, Vda. de Vázquez y Cía., 1808. 8 p. 17. SOLIMÁN, Muley. Proclama del rey de Marruecos. S.l.n.a. 2 h. sin num. 18. F.X.A. Esforzados malagueños, valientes y leales españoles. Málaga, Carreras, 9 de julio de 1808. 11 p. 19. Valencia: Quando en un estado ocurre una gran crisis. Málaga, Carreras, s.a. (1808). 2 h. sin num. 20. Proclama que los ingleses dirigen a los españoles. Málaga, Carreras, 6 de junio de 1808. 7 p. 21. Correo del exercito francés y comunicación secreta del tio Gironda con su compadre el tío Porrazo, vecino de Sevilla en que le da cuenta de todos los sucesos de su expedición hasta la salida del rey Pepe de la Corte de Madrid y sus posteriores acaecimientos. (Carta primera a sexta, noviembre 1808) Sevilla, Manuel Muñoz Álvarez, 1808. 60 p. 22. HERRESUELO, Miguel. Reflexiones sobre los hechos de Napoleón, Emperador de los Franceses, por. Málaga, Imp. de Martínez, 1808. 22 p. 1 h. bl. 23. J. M. C. Miserias de la Francia, y gritos de la misma a los españoles. Córdoba, Imp. Real de Rafael Rodriguez y Cuenca, (1808). 15 p. Pequeño taladro de polilla en las dos últimas hojas. 24. Noticia interesante por un sugeto fidedigno sabido la noticoa del ataque que dio el General Gabriel de Medizabal en que puso al exercito sitiador en precipitada fuga. [Cádiz], en la Imp. de la Viuda de Comes, s.a. (1808). 1 h. manchas de humedad. 25. Respuesta que el Excmo. Señor Capitán general de Provincia y Gobernador de esta Plaza dio a la carta que el General Dupont le dirigio desde Lebrija. Cádiz, 14 de agosto de 1808. 8 p. 26. Viva el Real Estandarte, Purisima Concepcion, vos sois Patrona de España y muera Napoleón. Valencia, s.a. (1808). 2 h. sin num. 2 grabados xilográfi [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stryk Weg en Geef Wat

      Rotterdam, bij J. Hendriksen, 1808Raro gioco olandese in xilografia, mm.525x440. Al marg. inf. le regole del gioco stampate in carattere gotico. Due cerchi concentrici, uno con 15 caselle e l'altro con 6, raffiguranti animali e scene campestri. Nel centro giocatori che giocano a dadi, agli angoli vignette decorative a motivo floreale. Gioco molto raro, pubblicato da J. Hendriksen a Rotterdam, attivo tra il 1782 ed il 1828. Il legno, inciso da Hendrik Numan, è comunque di più vecchia data, acquistato da Hendriksen dagli eredi della famiglia. Hendrik Numan (1736-1788) fu artista eccellente nell'incidere il legno. Illustrò le Favole di Esopo, pubblicò riproduzioni di costumi e di mestieri. (Cfr. Benezit, VII, p.765). Ancora ben conservato, solo una tenue gora marginale sulla parte incisa di piccole dimensioni e marg. sup. rinforzato senza perdita della parte incisa.

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor. The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]

      The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of Elizabeth I. Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good set. Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1808.

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        Original watercolour,

      - measuring 22,5cm x 19,5cm, signed Rich. P. Nodder 1808. An attractive watercolour, showing a large duck amidst reed. A charming landscape with water and in the distance, a farmhouse, a boat and willows. Richard Nodder, a natural history painter, was an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy, he drew and engraved many of the fine plates of the 'Naturalist's Miscellany: or coloured figures of natural objects' by Shaw & Nodder. On the verso of the painting an old note: 'Painting of a duck bought by Mr. Foljambe who believed it to be a specimen of the Ferreiginous(?) Duck. It is mentionned by Montagu in his Ornithological Dictionary 1st Edit'.

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        The Works of William Robertson

      - London - T. Cadell et al., 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete historical works of William Robertson, Scottish historian. Containing:The History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI (the eighteenth edition, in three volumes)The History of America (the eleventh edition, in four volumes)The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V (the eleventh edition, in four volumes)An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients Had of India (fifth edition)The History of Scotland was a huge success because Robertson appeared to his readers to move Scotland into the mainstream of polite culture. His study of elocution and style had enabled him to craft prose that was harmonious, balanced, and, above all, correct metropolitan English. In the field of historical writing in particular no one had yet achieved such a magisterial style. Though occupied with church and university, Robertson was also engaged on his next history, the work that he hoped would enhance his European reputation. By the end of 1759 he was firmly decided upon the history of the reign of Charles V. The book&#39;s structure initially was a conventional political narrative, related in chronological order and centred on Charles&#39;s life and career. After the publication of Charles V, Robertson quickly turned to a new historical project, and on 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes, again to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson&#39;s masterpiece (in Suard&#39;s translation), and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780. With an account of the life and writings of the author by Dugald Stewart. Illustrated with 3 portraits of Robertson and two folding plates. Complete in twelve volumes. Condition: Rebacked in contemporary calf bindings with original boards preserved. Externally, rather worn, with rubbing and marks. Eighteen joints starting. Hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some spotting to the first and last few pages and tidemarks to most volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        A History of the Island of St. Helena, from Its Discovery by the Portuguese to the Year 1806, to Which Is Added an Appendix

      London: Black, Parry, and Kingsbury 1808, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,409,(6). Very good. Original 19th century full tree calf binding. Engraved frontis. Minor foxing and an old minor tide line to a few pages. A few 19th century pencil notations. Overall and attractive copy in a very nice binding. 19th century bookplates of Beckwith bookbinder and James Tabor..

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        Teatro italiano antico

      Milano, Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1808-12. 1808 10 voll. in 8°. 5 ritratti a piena pagina. I primi 9 volumi ricalcano l'edizione di Livorno, Masi, 1786, con aggiunte. Ogni componimento è preceduto da un'introduzione. Il decimo volume contiene i Drammi Rusticali, scelti e illustrati con note dal dott. Giulio Ferrario, e un catalogo ragionato di commedie rusticali. Buon esemplare con rare, leggere fioriture. Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con decorazioni in oro e tassello ai dorsi. (Gamba, 2744).

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        Manuale del Farmacista

      presso Domenico Sangiacomo 1808 Prima traduzione italiana del Dott. O.B.M. Napoli, presso Domenico Sangiacomo, 1808. In 8vo; pp.306. Strappi alle ultime carte di indice, brunitire. Mezza pergamena posteriore con angoli, titolo in nero al dorso.

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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 (aumentata e corretta nel 1810.) / Coll'aggiunta delle poste, e delle stazioni militari conducenti agli Stati limitrofi, secondo / ciò che per lo passato si è praticato dalle armate, o che presentemente è stabilito".

      DEPOSITO GENERALE DELLA GUERRA 1808-1810 Grandiosa carta geografica, incisa e telata all'epoca, suddivisa in 36 stacchi a consenrtine la piegatura. In alto, titolo e dati editoriali inseriti verso destra all'interno di riquadro su tre lati, raffiguranti i territori limitrofi a quelli di interesse principale; in basso a sinistra, ampio riquadro per: Annotazioni; a destra, entro riquadro autonomo, raffigurazione della Dalmazia; in basso al centro, dati di lettura della carta; a destra, entro riquadro autonomo, bella immagine dell'Italia centro-meridionale, sorretta da aquila napoleonica, considerata quale supplemento alla carta principale che raffigura il nord Italia. Carta napoleonica davevro rarar aa trovarsi, sono rappresentate l stazioni militari, fluviali e di navigazione e le regie poste. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, sia per la carta, sia per la tela retrostante.

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        Tales of terror; with an introductory dialogue [bound with] Gold-Headed Cane, The [Biographical sketches of John Radcliffe, Richard Mead, Antony Askew, David Pitcairn, and Matthew Baillie]

      London: Printed for L. Bell, by Bulmer and Co. / John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1808. Second Edition. Quarter-Bound Calf. Near Fine. 8vo: [4],155,[1], with three horrifying hand-colored folding plates (one the frontispiece) and extra-illustrated title page with hand-colored vignette; [8],179,[1]pp, with illustrated title page and numerous woodcuts in text. Contemporary brown quarter-calf over marbled boards, flat spine in five compartments with center medallion in each, red morocco lettering piece. An excellent copy, rebacked with original spine laid down, pages generally clean and bright, plates with especially vivid coloring. Gothic Writers, p. 400. Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp 264-266. Summers, A Gothic bibliography, pp. 525-27. Allibone 1092. Heirs of Hippocrates 1397. Garrison-Morton 6709. Osler 6717. Waller 16091. Cushing M48. & Second Edition (so stated) of the first work, First Edition of the second. Tales of Terror was originally published in 1801 without The Abbot of Leiston, apparently as a parody of M. G. Lewis&#39;s Tales of Wonder. The book is often attributed to Lewis, but Summers says "it seems probable that Lewis had no connection with any book with the title &#39;Tales of Terror.&#39; . . . The Kelso book of 1799 often listed as &#39;Tales of Terror&#39; was not &#39;Tales of Terror&#39; but was &#39;An Apology for Tales of Terror.&#39; . . . &#39;Tales of Terror&#39; is a different book. . . . gruesome in its illustrations, even disgusting, and it seems impossible that Lewis could have had anything to do with it. Interestingly, Louis Peck, Lewis&#39;s biographer, claims to have retrieved from the Shelley estate a copy of Tales of Terror, "which bears evidence of hard use and is marked throughout by childish characters, perhaps in the hand of Shelley." (Gothic Writers) The Gold-Headed Cane recounts the adventures of a famous cane, successively in the possession of the Georgian physicians John Radcliffe, Richard Mead, Anthony Askew, David Pitcairn, and Matthew Baillie, and then returned to a glass case in the library of London&#39;s Royal College of Physicians. "A gold-headed cane was once a conspicuous part of the physician&#39;s adornment, and the particular gold-headed cane of this work was owned by Dr. John Radcliffe (1650-1714), an irascible London physician, who passed it on to a younger contemporary. The custom of passing on the cane continued through a series of five physicians, ending with Matthew Baillie, whose widow presented it to the Royal College of Physicians in 1823. The originally anonymous book is written as an &#39;autobiography&#39; of the cane and, in a series of charming essays, tells the story&#151;actually biographies&#151;of its several owners. Along the way there is much information concerning the state of medicine and its practice in England during the eighteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      red.) Der Nordische Kontrolleur. 1-2. (Stockholm, J. P. Lindh), 1808-09. 8:o. (2),+ 384; (2),+ 385-701 s. Liten fläck s. 55 och s. 495, samt enstaka lagerfläckar, andra titelbladet förstärkt i innerkant, reva s. 671-672. Något nötta samtida marmorerade pappband, gröna titeletiketter. Två volymer. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3340. Uno Willers s. 273ff. Allt som utkom. Del ett med undertiteln: Vom März bis September; del två: Vom September 1808 bis zum Februar 1809. Utgiven månadsvis från mars 1808 till februari 1809 i två delar om sammanlagt 12 häften. Willers uppgift om att något januarinummer 1809 ej kommit ut stämmer inte, då detta nummer finns här. Redaktör för "Der Nordische Kontrolleur" var Ernst Moritz Arndt. Den trycktes på svenska regeringens bekostnad och innehåller ett stort antal officiella aktstycken, krigsbulletiner och rapporter och anses ha haft till syfte att inför kontinenten försvara och förklara den svenska utrikespolitiken, och då särskilt kriget mot Ryssland. Vid sidan av detta och nyhetsrapportering har Arndt även några längre bidrag på prosa och enstaka dikter. Ett kapitel omhandlar Ryssland i folkpsykologiska vändningar, "Ein kurzes Wort über Russland". Ett annat större bidrag är avhandlingen "Briefe an den General Grafen S", d.v.s. Philipp von Schwerin, där antifranska meningar ges utlopp. Arndt var själv förtegen om sin befattning med tidskriften och även om det så småningom spred sig att han var ansvarig, så var dess hela existens länge tämligen okänd. Gjörwell kände t.ex. så sent som i januari 1809 inte till den och det var först L. F. Rääf som i ett brev till Gjörwell den 17 januari 1809 informerade honom om dess existens. Willers ställer sig tveksam till ovannämnda syfte med tidskriften och anser istället att den varit avsedd som en tyskspråkig statstidning för svenska Pommern och därigenom varit ett led i Gustav IV Adolfs politik, som syftade till att knyta Pommern fastare till svenska kronan (s. 279). Den utgick i en upplaga om 1000 exemplar och exporterades i stor utsträckning till Pommern samt smugglades även till de av fransmännen ockuperade delarna. Efter revolutionen stoppades utgivandet och restupplagan av tidskriften, som kunde anses ha tjänat Gustav IV Adolfs syften, skall ha förseglats och överförts till Kungl. biblioteket, varifrån de dock sedan länge varit försvunna (s. 285). Inte många exemplar lär ha sålts i Sverige, och den är även sällsynt i svenska bibliotek

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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 (aumentata e corretta nel 1810.) / Coll'aggiunta delle poste, e delle stazioni militari conducenti agli Stati limitrofi, secondo / ciò che per lo passato si è praticato dalle armate, o che presentemente è stabilito".

      DEPOSITO GENERALE DELLA GUERRA 1808-1810 Grandiosa carta geografica, incisa e telata all'epoca, suddivisa in 36 stacchi a consenrtine la piegatura. In alto, titolo e dati editoriali inseriti verso destra all'interno di riquadro su tre lati, raffiguranti i territori limitrofi a quelli di interesse principale; in basso a sinistra, ampio riquadro per: Annotazioni; a destra, entro riquadro autonomo, raffigurazione della Dalmazia; in basso al centro, dati di lettura della carta; a destra, entro riquadro autonomo, bella immagine dell'Italia centro-meridionale, sorretta da aquila napoleonica, considerata quale supplemento alla carta principale che raffigura il nord Italia. Carta napoleonica davevro rarar aa trovarsi, sono rappresentate l stazioni militari, fluviali e di navigazione e le regie poste. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, sia per la carta, sia per la tela retrostante.

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        EXPOSICIÓN DE LOS HECHOS Y MAQUINACIONES QUE HAN PREPARADO LA USURPACIÓN DE LA CORONA DE ESPAÑA, y los medios que el elmperador de los franceses ha puesto en obra para realizarla.

      - Valencia: Imprenta de Joseph Estévan y Hermanos. 1808. 87pp. 22 x 15 cm. Enc. tela. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A collection of Psalm and Hymn tunes for the use of the Lock Hospital Chapel . Vol. 1st

      1808 - 1803 printing. Both boards severed but present. Printed for Nicholson. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Rubbing to the corners. "A New edition". B0000CUJ4T 1808-01-01

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        Nouvelle Bibliothèque d'un Homme de Gout.

      Duminil-Lesueur,, A Paris, 1808 - Cinque volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. 2.400 circa complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci cin titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Solo una piccola gora all'angolo alto delle ultime pagine del primo volume, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera celebre ove il bibliografo Barbier, autore dell'intramontabile dizionario delle opere anonime, riporta una gran quantità di schede critiche delle migliori opere mai stampate in tutti i generi dello scibile. Edizione interamente ricorretta ed aumentata. L'indice onomastico all'ultimo volume rende agile la ricerca degli autori. Cfr. Brunet 31331. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Methode

      nbsp;Paris -L&#39;imprimerie de Migneret, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A translation of one of the great medical masterpieces, which is of importance in the history of medicine. First edition of Corsivart&#39;s translation from the LatinThe results of Auenbrugger&#39;s experiments, with the immediate percussion of the chest as a new diagnostic method, were first published in Vienna in 1761. For nearly fifty years this revolutionary technique attracted little attention, until Corvisart, Napoleon&#39;s personal physician, published his translation of the original text. It was through Corvisart&#39;s reputation and advocacy that the value of thoracic percussion was universally recognised. Condition: Rebound in a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some wear to the joints and some bumping. Internally, firmly bound, there are a few scatteredspots to the first few pagesand there is an institutional ink stamp and a bookbinder&#39;s label to the front pastedownbut otherwise the text is bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        [Bouquet of flowers with Cabbage White butterfly]

      [Paris] & London: Danlos ainé and Victor Delarue, [1808]. Stipple engraving, printed in colours, finished by hand, by Alexandre Chaponnier. Expertly re-backed with mulberry paper repairing a three inch tear lower right. 20 x 15 1/2 inches. An extremely rare large scale print after Bessa, a contemporary of Redouté. This `magnificent large &#39; print (Dunthorne) is from a work called Fleurs et Fruits gravés et coloriés sur les peintures aquarelles faites d&#39;après nature, published in Paris in 1808, with 24 plates after Bessa. However, the book is so rare that even in 1938 Gordon Dunthorne had only been able to find five of the plates. The present print is of a red and white tulip, a blue hyacinth and two stems of multi-headed narcissus, with a Cabbage White butterfly settled on one of the broad leaves of the tulip. Here Bessa and Chaponnier have combined to produce a plate that is a match for any printed image from Redouté, and in terms of scale larger than anything he produced. Cf. Dunthorne 31

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      London: Printed for R. Faulder, J. Walker, Scatcherd and Letterman et al , 1808. pp. [4] 155 [1]; hand-coloured folded frontispiece plate, 2 further folding hand-coloured plates, additioanl engraved title page with hand-coloured vignette (with imprint: "Printed for I. Bell by Bulmer & Co.". Contemporary half calf binding with marbled paper boards, very good with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, a couple of short marginal tears/nicks to frontispiece and first plate, but not nearly affecting printed image, now professionally and inconspicuously repaired with Japanese tissue. A very good copy. Fabulous hand-coloured engravings. Referenced by; Gothic Writers: p. 400; Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural: pp. 264-266; Summers: A Gothic bibliography, pp. 525-27. etc. "Tales of Terror" was originally published in 1801 without The Abbot of Leiston, apparently as a parody of M. G. Lewis&#39;s Tales of Wonder. The book is often attributed to Lewis, but see Montague Summers, Gothic Bibliography, pp 525-27, "the book is gruesome and in its illustrations even disgusting and it seems impossible that Lewis could have had anything to do with it".. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Essai sur une Méthode qui a pour objet de bien régler l'Emploi du Tems, premier moyen d'être heureux; A l'usage des jeunes gens de l'age de 16 à 25 ans; Extrait d'un Travail général, plus étendu, sur l'Education. Par M. A. J.

      A Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1808. - in-8. 1f. 206pp. (1f.blanc). Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. Ancien révolutionnaire devenu pédagogue réformateur, Marc-Antoine Jullien (1775-1848) fut un précurseur méconnu dans le domaine des doctrines éducatives. Fondateur de l'éducation comparée et vulgarisateur de Pestalozzi en France, ses travaux visaient à constituer une "science de l'éducation" qu'il fut le premier, en France, à concevoir sur le mode des sciences dites "positives". "L'?uvre de Marc Antoine Jullien fourmille de tant d'exemples d'intuitions originales qu'il n'est pas étonnant qu'elle ait frappé ses rares lecteurs par le caractère prophétique de quelques morceaux choisis. Mais son auteur est un curieux avatar de la figure du "précurseur". Lorsqu'en 1883 un cours de Science de l'Education fut institutionnalisé à la Sorbonne, personne, apparemment, ne se rappelait qu'il fut le premier, en France, à avoir tenté d'élaborer une 'science de l'éducation'. Pourtant, au gré de circonstances proclamatoires ou célébratoires, certains pédagogues de la IIIe République firent mention de son oeuvre, par bribes. Ainsi, F.Buisson, lors de l?inauguration de l?Institut Normal Pédagogique à Paris, en 1878 ; ou encore dans la leçon d?ouverture de son cours de Science de l?éducation, à la Sorbonne en 1896 : il cita alors 'un pédagogue français bien oublié', pour n?en retenir que cette affirmation : 'aimer les hommes est la première condition pour les former'." (Gautherin). Le présent ouvrage, conçu pour former la seconde partie d'un 'Essai général d'éducation' de l'auteur, fut réimprimé à de nombreuses reprises tout au long du 19e siècle et jusqu'à nos jours (la dernière édition parut en 2006 chez Anthropos). Il préconisait notamment la tenue par les jeunes élèves de "journaux pédagogiques" permettant de recueillir des données quotidiennes sur leurs progrès. Bel exemplaire très frais. cf. Jacquelne Gautherin, "Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris (1775-1848)", in: Perspectives : revue trimestrielle d?éducation comparée (Paris, UNESCO), vol. XXIII, n° 3-4, (1993), pp.783-798. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler. With Improvements and Additions, both of Matter and Plates

      London: Samuel Bagster. 1808, 1808. First Bagster edition. Seventh edition overall. 8vo. Bound in recent full speckled calf with red title label to spine, decorative gilt fish to spine compartments. All edges gilt. Internally clean and fresh with minor foxing to plates. A bright and attractive copy in a handsome recent leather binding.

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      - BARBEY D&#146;AUREVILLY Jules (Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 1808 - Paris 1889), écrivain français Lettre autographe signée. S.l.n.d. 1/2 page in-8°. Amusant mot d&#146;excuse de Barbey d&#146;Aurevilly qui ne peut honorer son dîner : «La plus impérieuse circonstance m&#146;oblige à travailler ce soir et toute la nuit. Ne venez donc pas diner chez moi. Je vous écrirai pour les premiers jours de la semaine et nous reculons pour mieux .diner. »

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        The Private History of the Court of England - [2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      London : B. Crosby & Co. , 1808. The second edition, corrected. Subject: History - Great Britain - Constitutional. Contemporary calf over marble boards, re-cased in modern aniline calf. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Theil von der Ukermark

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.5x45 cm. Sect. 40. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Westlich bis Neuruppin, nördlich Rheinsberg, östlich Eberswald, südlich Henningsdorf; Oranienburg und Liebenwalde und die Schorfheide im Zentrum der Karte

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        Ansicht von Sidney von der S¸dseite, und der M¸ndung des Parramatta Flusses

      probably Weimar,: circa, 1808.. Single sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines.This is quite a rare image; there is a copy in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. The German edition of the Baudin voyage was first published as Entdeckungsreise nach Australien (Weimar, 1808-1819).Bonnemains, Forsyth & Smith, 16063.2 (original French engraving); First Views of Australia, 65 (original French engraving).

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem. With Ballads and Lyrical Pieces

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A large and handsome copy of Walter Scott&#39;s long narrative historical poem. Eighth Edition. With Ballads and Lyrical Pieces, Songs, and Ballads from the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. 168 pages of copious notes to the rear. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Duff Gordon to front pastedown. Sir William Duff-Gordon, 2nd Baronet (8 April 1772 8 March 1823), known as William Gordon until 1815, was a Scottish politician. Crested bookplate of Margaret Scrimgeour to rear pastedown. Scott&#39;s intention was to depict&#39;the customs and manners which anciently prevailed on the Borders of England and Scotland. . . the inhabitants living in a state partly pastoral and partly warlike, and combining habits of constant depredation with the influence of a rude spririt of chivalry&#39;. The Lay was an immediate publishing phenomenon, bringing Scott instant fame. There were six editions within three years, with sales rising to 27,000 copies within a decade, unparalleled figures for poetry. In the first instance of Scott&#39;s impact upon tourism in Scotland, the description of the moonlit Melrose Abbey (Canto II, stanza 1) brought a stream of sightseers to the ruined Abbey and led to it becoming a popular subject with nineteenth-century painters. The poem&#39;s fans included even the Prime Minister, William Pitt, who recited passages from the poem at his dinner table. (walterscottlib)Condition: Rebacked in calf with original spine and boards. Externally very attractive, despite some rubbing to the older leather. The hinges have been reinforced, however, the rear is slightly strained a few pages in. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are intermittently bright and browned, but generally clean, just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Painting from an Etruscan vase [Pl. XLIII]

      [Paris: P.Didot l&#39;Ainé for Dubois Maisonneuve, 1808-1810]. Hand-coloured line engraving by A. Clener, on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some water stains in the top corners. 12 3/4 x 30 inches. 22 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches. A spectacularly beautiful image from a source work for the style which became known as the neo-classical revival or federal style. This plate is from an extremely scarce work titled Peintures de Vases antiques... appelés Etrusques. Using the great collections of antiquities at Malamaison, the Musée Napoleon, the Bibliothèque impériale, and the Sèvres porcelain manufactury as his source, the publisher, Dubois Maisonneuve, stated that his intention was to provide a series of plates of the highest quality illustrating the breath-taking scenes depicted by the unknown masters who decorated the Etruscan vases of antiquity. The plates were also intended as exemplars for contemporary artists, with the publisher noting that the images offered a wonderful source of inspiration: a sentiment that is still true today. Cf. Brunet II, 848; cf. Blackmer 1129

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