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

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

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

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

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        Theil von Pommern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Poems by William Cowper

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

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

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

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

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

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        The Shipwreck, A Poem

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

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Home. A Poem

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

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        POEMS ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Academy for Grown HorsemenandAnnals of Horsemanship

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

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        Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

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

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        Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson,

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

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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel, A Poem

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

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        Autograph letter signed to [Francesco] Aglietti in Italian.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Punishments of China

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

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        ATALA Ó LOS AMORES DE DOS SALVAGES EN EL DESIERTO,

      Imprenta Sierra Martí - Barcelona. 1808. Imprenta Sierra Martí. 199Pág+1h. Pasta española. 15X11. Por Francisco-Augusto Chateaubriand y la traducción al castellano por D.T.T d.l. R.2ª edición. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref-9.4 Biblioteca AD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acteurs et Actrices celebres qui se sont illustres sur les trois grand theatres de Paris, ouvrage orne de trente portraits colories.

      Paris, Latour, 1808.. Roter O-Ganzledereinband mit floral- und ornamentalverziertem Schmuckrahmen in Golddruck auf Deckeln u. Rücken sowie im Innenrand, Einband Gebrauchssp., hinterer Deckel nachgedunkelt, Ecken u. Kanten beschabt, goldfarbenes Ex libris von "Henri Bachimont (Henri Bresles)" auf Vorsatz, Rundumgoldschnitt, VIII Avant-propos und Table, 72 Seiten Text mit 30 handkolorierten Kupferportraittafeln im oberen Rand z.T. mit geringem Wasserrand, 12°.. Attraktiver Schmuckeinband mit 30 hübsch kolorierten Kupferstich-Portraits französischer Schauspieler und Schauspielerinnen der Zeit.

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        Staatsrecht des Rheinbundes. Lehrbegriff.

      Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung.1808.. 19x12cm. VIII, 591 S. Marmorierter Kartonband. V-Deckel und Rücken fehlen. R-Deckel fest angebunden. Innen sehr guter Zustand. Vorsatzseite vorne von sehr alter Hand beschrieben. S. 102, 168 mit Anmerkung und S. 5 auf einem unten montiertem Zettel, von jeweils gleicher Hand .. Inhalt: Einleitung in VI Kapiteln: Begriff, Abtheilung, Hülfswissenschaften, Methode. Culturgeschichte und Literatur des Staatsrechtes des Rheinbundes. Staatsform des teutschen Reichs, Auflösung derselben. Stiftung des Rheinbundes, Wirkung derselben auf Staatsrecht und Gesetze des teutschen Reichs. Reichsarchiv. Quellen des Staatsrechtes des Rheinbundes. Der Rheinbund in geogr. und polit. Beziehung. Staatsverfassung und Staatsregierung. Uebersicht der Hoheitsrechte. 1. Teil: Bundesstaatsrecht. 2. Teil: Staatsrecht der Rheinischen Bundesstaaten. Klüber, Johann Ludwig. Staatsrechtslehrer, * 10.11.1762 Tann (Rhön), 16.2.1837 Frankfurt/Main.

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        The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature.

      . 3 vols. London: T. Bensley 1808-10. (Watermarks 1807 and 1816). With 104 beautifully coloured plates by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson showing the Insides and the Outsides of Public Buildings in London and of the Manners, Customs, etc. of its Inhabitants of the beginning of the Century, with full and interesting Descriptions. 4to. VI+(IV)+231; (6)+(VI)+239; (6)+IV+280+(6) pp. Finely bound in modern smooth marbled brown morocco in old style, back richly gilt and with dark green labels, outside gilt border and inside a a la greek border and new tissue guards. Tall and fine copy. * Magnificent work on London. Of increasing value and interest for bringing back aspects of English life now for ever passed away. Especially interesting for the many literary and graphic delineations of the manners of the time, among the plates being those of the Pillory at Charing Cross, Bartholomew Fair, with Richardson's Show, the Prisons for Debtors, the Royal Cockpit, and other obsolete institutions. The combination of Rowlandson's humorous figures with Pugin's correct representations of the architecture has a peculiarly happy effect. "The collaboration of Rowlandson, Pugin, and Ackermann brought forth one of the best color plate books, The Microcosm of London. The aquatint color plates have background settings by August Charles Pugin (1762-1832) and figures added by Rowlandson. Pugin's precise architectural drawings are surprisingly strong for the lively energy of Rowlandson's figures." (Roylance. European Graphic Arts, Princeton University 1986). According to Abbey no. 212 this is an early issue in which only 2 of the 13 errata mentioned in vol. 3 have been corrected..

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        Neue Erfindungen. 4 Hefte (alles Erschienene) in 1 Band.

      Erfurt, Keyser, 1808-11.. Kl. 8°. 46 (2) S.; 53 S.; 40 S.; 15 S. Mit zus. 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - Beigebunden: Dionys Kuen. Neuerfundene Kopiermaschine für Mahler und Zeichner, durch welche man nach dem Originale drey Kopieen in drey Verhältnissen zu gleicher Zeit... verfertigen kann. (Augsburg). Selbstverlag. (1802). 16 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. - Beigebunden: I. F. Cowwer (Hrsg.) Geheimversuchte experimentirte Geheimnisse zum Nutzen junger Künstler und Handwerker. Amsterdam. 1784. (richtig Leipzig 1802). 174 S. Mit einigen Abbildungen und 1 mitpaginierten gestochenen Frontispiz. Hübscher Pappband der Zeit.. Zu I: Einzige Ausgabe. - Die Hefte sind thematisch abgeschlossen und behandeln: 1. Last- und andere Waagen, einen Schellenzug und eine neue Spiegellibelle, 2. Rauchfänge, wie auch Luft- und Windfangröhren, 3. eine Teilungsart für mathematische und astronomische Instrumente mit der dazu nötigen Maschine und 4. eine neue Taktmaschine, welche die Form und Größe einer Taschenuhr hat. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 51. - Zu II: Einzige Ausgabe. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 204. - Zu III: Materialreiches Rezeptbuch mit Anleitungen zum Anfertigen von Silhouettenzeichnungen, zum Herstellen künstlicher Blumen sowie für allerlei Gold- und Silberarbeiten. Den Schwerpunkt bildet jedoch die Herstellung und Anwendung von Firnissen, Lacken und Farben. - Weller, Fingierte Druckorte I, 124. - Titel verso gestempelt. Vereinzelt gering fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Heft 4 der neuen Erfindungen aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt. Insgesamt hübsches und wohlerhaltenes Bändchen

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        Bilderbuch für Kinder. enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten

      Rumburg, Bohrmann 1808.. Rumburg, Bohrmann 1808.. 3. Bd. kl.-4°. 64, 78, 54, 62 S. Mit 32 kolor. Kupfertafeln. HLn. Kanten berieb. Durchgeh. leicht stockfl., einzelne Textbll. wasserrand., geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Der vorl. Band enthält Darstellungen von Eulen, Fledermäusen, Affen, Kamele, Haie, Gewürze wie Muskat, Kadarmon, Vanille, Curcuma u.a. Goed. IV, 1, 679, 19; Rümann, Kinderb. 33; Gumuchian 611; Hobrecker 613; Wegehaupt 131f. - "Eines der schönsten enzyklopädischen Werke für Kinder" (Göbels). "Das großartigste Anschauungsbuch der Zeit" (Dyhrenfurth). "Bis 1830 entstanden 12 Bände mit Bildern und kurzen Erklärungen... Die Kupfertafeln wurden unter der künstlerischen Leitung v. J. H. Lips unter Mitarbeit der freien Zeichenschule in Weimar hergestellt. In einem programmatischen Vorwort ... beschrieb Bertuch die enge Beziehung die ein Kind zu seinem Buch aufnimmt, und stellte die Grundforderungen der sachlichen Richtigkeit und der Kindgemäßheit für die Illustrationen auf... ein Bilderbuch ist für eine Kinderstube ein ebenso wesentliches und noch unentbehrlicheres Meuble als die Wiege, die Puppen oder das Schaukelpferd." (Doderer I, 136f.) - Um die Kinder durch eine vorgegebene Ordnung der dargestellten Dinge nicht zu ermüden, wählte Bertuch eine völlig unsystematische Abfolge der Motive. In den Vorbemerkungen des ersten Bandes schreibt er: 'habe ich die krellste und bunteste Mischung der Gegenstände gemacht und bitte nur immer zu bedenken, dass ich es mit Kindern zu thun habe, die ich blos amüsiren will'." (Univers. Heidelberg)

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        Academy for grown horsemen, containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumpling and tumbling....

      London 1808. 28 Darstellungen von Pferd und Reiter mit Beschreibung der verschieden Schritte und der hohen Reitschule, By Geoffrey Gambado, Reitmeister, Kupferstich, 34 x 53. Zustand: Einband mit Gebrauschsspuren in Hartkarton und Leder

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        A New Map of the United Provinces

      London., 1808. London., 1808. comprehending Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelders, Over Yssel, Friesland and Groningen, with the lands of Drent, Dutch Flanders & Dutch Brabant &c. Size: 535 x 630 mm. Copperplate engraving in full original wash colour. Good condition. Minor offsetting, and a split to lower centrefold. John Cary was an important and prolific London map seller, engraver, globe and scientific instrument maker. This example is his excellent map of The Netherlands, its Extends from Flanders in the south to Emden in the north. Amsterdam is the capital, whilst the seat of government in in The Hague. The city of Rotterdam is Europe's busiest port. This attractive map shows all the latest discoveries and information. Published in 'Cary's New Universal Atlas'.

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        The Navigator:

      Cramer & Spear, Pittsburgh 1808 - Rare Ohio & Mississippi River Guide/Describes Changes in New Orleans After Louisiana Purchase. containing directions for navigating the Monongahela, Alleghany, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers; with an ample account of these much admired waters, from the head of the former to the mouth of the latter; and a concise description of their towns, villages, harbours, settlements, &c. With accurate maps of the Ohio and Mississippi. To which is added, An Appendix, containing an account of Louisiana, and of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, as discovered by the voyage under Captains Lewis and Clark. Sixth edition - Improved and enlarged, . published by Zadok Cramer and sold at his bookstore.12mo, 148 p. (only) woodcut maps Original boards, calf spine. Worn, text browned. Lacks eight pages of Appendix after 148 p. Contains all maps, including Map of Pittsburgh; 13 maps of the Ohio River; and 13 maps of the Mississippi River ending at "Orleans"/"Magazine. In the text Cramer waxes eloquently about the change in New Orleans since it became U.S. territory in the last four years: "The navigator having now arrived.at.the Alexandria of America, he leaps upon the shore with ectacy (sic),.mounts the Levee, and with elated heart and joyful countenance, receives the warm and friendly hand of a fellow citizen, in whose integrity he confides, and to whom in confidence he can dispose of his cargo." Very rare and early edition in original binding.

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        A Sermon Against Witchcraft, Preached in The Parish Church of Great Paxton, in the County of Huntingdon, July 17, 1808. With a Brief Account of the Circumstances Which led to two Atrocious attacks on the Person of Ann Izzard, as a Reputed Witch.

      Printed for J. Mawman Poultry, London 1808 - Hardcover. Tall, slim octavo. (ii) + x + 36pp. Modern gray cloth binding, gilt rules & gilt-lettered leather strip on spine. The author, the Rev. Isaac Nicholson, gives a first hand account of a "witch panic" that seized the villagers of Great Paxton in Huntingdonshire, in May 1808, causing them to set upon and nearly murder an elderly woman, Ann Izzard, whom the suspected of witchcraft, and to terrorise a woman Alice Russel who gave her shelter, to such an extent that it led to the latter's untimely death. The book comprises a ten page "account of the circumstances which led to two atrocious attacks on the person of Ann Izzard, as a reputed witch," an extremely learned 35 page sermon denouncing the attacker's action, and a one page note on the legal consequences. A handwritten letter, on a single folded sheet of paper, headed "Great Paxton Vicarage" and dated December 3rd, 1902, is tipped onto the rear pastedown. In it the then Vicar thanks a Mr. Birdsall for the loan of the book, observing, amongst other things, that "It has struck me that the congregation in the village must have been a great deal more intelligent in those days if Mr. Nicholson's sermon made any impression on them." From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Some pale foxing, heaviest on the title and final pages of the booklet. Still a VG + copy of a very scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom; compiled from Parliamentary, and other Authentic Documents and Authorities; containing geographical, topographical and statistical accounts of every district, object and place in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the various small islands dependant on the British Empire

      London: Richard Phillips, 1808. Richard Phillips, London, 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Original contents rebound in full 20th Century calf binding with blind stamped decoration to front board and title to spine and new end papers. Binding very lightly worn with a few light blemishes to head of spine else very sound and secure. Pp xiv, main text un-paginated and printed in double columns. Accompanied by 46 maps, drawn purposely for this work, on an original plan. Map of Wales printed on one map and not on two as stated on contents pages hence all maps present and complete. Edge of block slightly irregular where reset and a few tiny chips to edge frontis map. Contents very faintly toned, and coloured maps tanning slightly. Some sporadic but faint off-setting otherwise no annotation or damage of note. A very good example of a well preserved publication. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Topography; Britain/UK; 19th century; Geography & Maps. Inventory No: 19119..

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        The Life of John Dryden

      Edinburgh: James Ballantyne & Company, 1808. Edinburgh: James Ballantyne & Company,, 1808. 2 volumes, quarto. Near contemporary full blue morocco, raised bands to spine, gilt titles and decorations to compartments, elaborate gilt frames to covers, gilt rolls to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With frontispieces of Dryden and Scott, numerous engraved plates bound in with text. First edition, one of only 50 copies printed in quarto. Scott's much admired biography of the 17th-century poet, playwright and critic John Dryden (1631–1700). This work would form the first volume in his authoritative 18-volume Works of John Dryden published later that same year. "As a literary historian Scott was the first to relate literature to its social, political, and economic context, and in his edition and biography of Dryden, who above all poets was immersed in his times, Scott shows a powerful imaginative grasp of the interplay of the writer and his society" (ODNB).

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        The dramatic mirror: containing the history of the stage, from the earliest period to the present time : including a biographical and critical account of all the dramatic writers, from 1600; and also of the most distinguished performers, from the days of Shakspeare to 1807: and a history of the country theatres, in England, Ireland, and Scotland. Embellished with seventeen elegant engravings. By Thomas Gilliland, .

      Printed for C. Chapple, Pall Mall, by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, London 1808 - First Edition. Complete in two volumes, paginated (somewhat irregularly) continuously. 12mo; xii, 622, 629-630; [3], 625-1048pp, with 17 engraved plates (conforming to directions to the binder, for placing the plates), comprising 4 views of theaters and 13 portraits. Dedicated to the Prince of Wales, later George IV. Recently rebound, in the style of the original, in pale blue paper-covered boards with cream-colored spine and title and volume paper lettering pieces; all edges speckled red. Internally, virtually perfect, the binding tight, straight and square, the pages and plates clean and crisp with the exception of the author's portrait in vol. 1, which is lightly foxed. A Very Fine example of a rare set. OCLC Number: 82435547. Little is known of Gilliland's life or career. But intriguingly, according to the ODNB, "Gilliland clearly made himself enemies." His major work, A Dramatic Synopsis, was significantly expanded and republished as The Dramatic Mirror, dated 1808 on the title-page, "but [it] may have appeared in 1807. . . . it contained a history of the stage, with accounts of actors from the time of Shakespeare onwards, and of playwrights from 1660. It was dedicated to the prince of Wales, and was venomously reviewed in The Satirist of January 1808. The reviewer's charges included plagiarism (‘The original matter would lay in as small a space as its author's brains’) and inconsistency, since Gilliland now praised Kemble [whom he had earlier lambasted]. The review claimed that Gilliland, ‘during a recent season was wont to intrude himself into the greenroom of Drury-lane theatre’, until he desisted in the face of a petition to the managers calling for his exclusion, ‘signed by the most spirited of the performers’ headed by Charles Mathews. Gilliland's alleged purpose was to spy ‘upon the private conduct of public men’ and to use their talk in his journalism, ‘as he at that time had not been dismissed from the newspapers for want of talent’. The review called him the ‘cast-off fag’ and ‘ci-devant scout’ of Anthony Pasquin (pseudonym of John Williams). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The infant's library. Book I

      John Marshall ca 1808, London - Miniature book (51 x 45 mm.), pp. 63; woodcut illustrations; printed self wrappers (upper cover unevenly darkened); top edge closely trimmed occasionally affecting running title and page number, else very good and sound. The first of a series of 16 volumes, this consisting of an illustrated alphabet. See Bondy, pp. 59-60 and Spielmann 209. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. 1 S. Königsberg 1808.

      1808.. 23x19,5 cm. (Gut erhalten, aber mit kleinem Loch durch Öffnen der Versiegelung). Auflage:0. Hufeland, Christoph Wilhelm (* 12. August 1762 in Langensalza; + 25. August 1836 in Berlin), Hofmedicus in Weimar, Professor in Jena, Direktor der Charite und kgl. Leibarzt in Berlin, berühmt für sein Werk "Die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu verlängern"; behandelte Goethe und Schiller, Herder und Wieland. Königsberg 16.XII.1808. An einen "hochgeborenen" Herrn. "... halte ichs für meine Pflicht, in Beziehung der mir bisher von Königl. Feld Kriegskasse gezahlten monathl. Besoldung als General Feld Staabsmedicus, ganz gehorsamst anzuzeigen, daß ich Befehl erhalten habe, zu Ende des Dezember mit der Königl. Familie nach Berlin zurückzukehren ...". - Als königl. Leibarzt hatte Hufeland die preußische Königsfamilie ins Exil begleitet. Nach dem Friedensschluß von Tilsit und der Neuordnung der Verhältnisse in Preußen kehrten Friedrich Wilhelm III. und die Königin Luise nach Berlin zurück.

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        Manuel des amphitryons

      A Paris, Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. In - 8, reliure demi - basane havane, dos lisse avec caissons et titre dorés, pièce de titre rouge, 384 p., 17 planches dont un frontispice. Quelques rousseurs. Dos avec quelques usures. Décharges sur les pages de garde (ancien scotch ?). Charnières faibles. EDITION ORIGINALE TRES RECHERCHEE DE CE CELEBRE OUVRAGE. Divisé en trois parties. La première est un traité de la dissection des viandes. Il comprend trente chapitres sur les différentes pièces qui peuvent se présenter sous le couteau du maître de maison, sanglier, veau, lièvre, ortolan, grive, bécasse, truite, brochet... La seconde partie comprend 7 chapitres de menus saisonniers, pour 15 à 60 couverts. La dernière en 10 chapitres, contient les éléments de la politesse gourmande. Bien complet des pages 357 à 384 (Tables) qui manquent dans de nombreux exemplaires. Bitting, 203 ; Vicaire 427 - 428 ; Simon, 805 ; Oberlé, 135. relié Bon état

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