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        Painting from an Etruscan vase [Pl. XXXI]

      [Paris: P.Didot l'Ainé for Dubois Maisonneuve, 1808-1810]. Hand-coloured line engraving by A. Clener, on wove paper. Very good condition. 11 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches. 16 3/4 x 22 3/8 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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        An Examination of the Constitutionality of the Embargo Laws

      1808. Blake, Francis. An Examination of the Constitutionality of the Embargo Laws comprising a View of the Arguments on that Question Before the Honorable John Davis, Esquire, judge of the District Court for Massachusetts, in the case of the United States vs. Brigantine William, Tried and determined, at Salem (Mass.) September term, 1808. To Which is Added the Opinion Pronounced By the Court, on the Constitutional Question, Arising in the Trial of the Case. [Worcester, MA]: Printed at Worcester by Goulding and Stow, 1808. 61 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Sole edition. The American merchant marine thrived during the early years of the Napoleonic wars. Remaining neutral and trading freely with Great Britain and France, who were occupied with warfare rather than commerce, American traders contributed greatly to the expansion of the U.S. economy. Beginning in 1805, however, France and Great Britain began to restrict and punish U.S. trade to their enemies. President Jefferson responded with Non-Intercourse and Embargo Acts (1807, 1809), which aimed for a restoration of free American trade through economic pressure. It had a devastating effect on the U.S. economy and was extremely unpopular in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, which had benefited the most from the maritime economy. Tried in Salem, MA, United States v. Brigantine William was, in effect, a referendum on Jefferson's embargo. The decision, reported at 28 Federal Cases 615 (D.C., D. Mass. 1808), upheld the constitutionality of the embargo laws. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11226.

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        Homers Odyssee, Sämmtliche Uebersetzungen der klassischen Dichter der Griechen

      Neue Verlagsbuchhandlung und Buchdruckerei, Coln [Koln, Cologne] 1808 - Series: Joh[ann] Heinr[ich] Voss. Sämmtliche Uebersetzungen der klassischen Dichter der Griechen. 2 volumes. plates. Erster Band: Erster Theil enthalt homers: Dritter Theil Homers Odyssee I. - XII. Gesang I - XII Gesang. mit kupfern. Marbled boards with hallf leather (spine and corners), pages have red edges. [4], 220 pages plus 3 plates. Zweiter Band: Viertes Theil. Enthelt: homers: Odyssee XIII. - XXIV. Gesang. [4], 206, [2] pages plus 3 plates plus 3 foldout maps. Some foxing. Nice example of fraktur script printing from the beginning of the 19th century. Please see my item 005845 for two other volume (Illias) from the same set and identical bindings.) additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of the United States of America

      London., 1808. from the latest authorities. Size: 535 x 630 mm. Copperplate engraving in full and original wash colour. Good condition. Some discolouration along the centrefold, minor offsetting. John Cary was a London based map seller, engraver, publisher, and a maker of excellent scientific instruments and globes. This excellent map of The United States depicts all the discoveries up until that time east of The Mississippi River. The state of Georgia included the present day states of Alabama and Mississippi. Florida is divided between 'East and West'. To the North of Kentucky there is a huge land area known then only as 'The Western Territory'. Cary's map are known for their accuracy and their attention to detail. Published in Cary's 'New Universal Atlas'.

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        Geschichte der Urwelt. 2 Bände (vollst.)

      Oktav. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem, farbigem Rückenschild und zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Signatur auf unteren Rückenende. XVI, 428 [i.e. 528] S., VIII, 966 S. Gelegentlich schwach gebräunt. Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. - Romer, S. 768. - Band 2 enthält eine erschöpfende und zugleich wohl die früheste deutschsprachige Darstellung zur Paläontologie, ihrer Systematik und der Geschichte ihrer Funde. Umso erstaunlicher ist es, daß das vorliegende Werk in der entsprechenden bibliographischen wie fachgeschichtlichen Literatur mit Ausnahme von Romer nicht nachweisbar ist, gleiches gilt für Nachweise im Handel. Es muß daher als große Seltenheit der paläontologischen Literatur angesehen werden. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek Herzogs Max in Bayern (1808-1888), Vater der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich, mit der charakteristischen handschriftlichen Signatur auf dem unteren Rückenende.Der Quedlinburger Landbaumeister und Domämeninspektor Johann Friedrich Krüger (1770-1836) begann nach seiner Frühpensionierung 1820 seine geologischen Interessen zu vertiefen. Neben dem vorliegenden Grundlagenwerk gab er u.a. das "Archiv für die neuesten Entdeckungen aus der Urwelt" (1820-1825) heraus und hinterließ eine bedeutende Petrefaktensammlung, die er in Quedlinburg u. Umgebung zusammentrug. Der Quedlinburger Landbaumeister und Domämeninspektor Johann Friedrich Krüger (1770-1836) begann nach seiner Frühpensionierung 1820 seine geologischen Interessen zu vertiefen. Neben dem vorliegenden Grundlagenwerk gab er u.a. das "Archiv für die neuesten Entdeckungen aus der Urwelt" (1820-1825) heraus und hinterließ eine bedeutende Petrefaktensammlung, die er in Quedlinburg u. Umgebung zusammentrug.

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        A New Map of Part of the UNITED STATES of NORTH AMERICA,

      New Universal Atlas., 1808.. containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from the latest Authorities. Copper engraving. Original colour. Expert repairs to centrefold. Very good condition. Size: 51.5 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches). Clear and accurate map of the north-east of the United States, before Maine was a state- it is marked as a vague 'district' to the north. Three scales and title at lower right. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'.

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        American Law Journal. Vols. 1,3,4,6 only (1808-1817)

      1808. [Journal]. Hall, John E. [1783-1829], Editor. The American Law Journal and Miscellaneous Repertory. Philadelphia: William P. Farrand and Co., 1808, 1820, 1813, 1817. Volumes I, III, IV and VI of the six volumes published, each with a table of contents and index. Complete set, but Volume VI lacks supplement "Acts and Resolutions Passed by the Fifteenth Congress of the United States, Dec. 1817-April 1818." Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Volumes I, III, IV: Later pebbled cloth, gilt titles to spine, endpapers renewed. Some shelfwear, light toning and occasional light foxing to text; Volume VI: Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges cracked but secure, chip to front free endpaper. Toning, occasional light foxing and browning. Ex-library. Location numbers to spines, bookplates to front endleaves, stamps to preliminaries, residue from date-due sheets to rear free endpapers. Solid copies. * Includes one of the two issues of Du Ponceau's edition of Bynkershoek's Treatise on the Law of War. This was the first legal periodical published in the United States. A quarterly journal, it offered American case reports, digests of federal and state statutes, opinions of important jurists, book reviews, essays on legal questions, biographical memoirs and congressional and parliamentary debates. Truly a national publication, it published reports from as far away as Kentucky and South Carolina. Hall also included a few important legislative documents, such as veto messages. An interesting item in Volume IV is a collection of original commentaries and reprinted documents relating to the New Orleans Batture controversy. In addition to the Bynkershoek, the other volumes contain extensive extracts and translations of American, English and Continental treatises and documents. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:39. Surrency, A History of American Law Publishing 188-189.

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      Pittsburgh. 1808.. [2],156pp. including twenty-eight full-page maps. 12mo. Contemporary paper boards, rebacked in modern calf. Boards worn at extremities. Some light foxing. Very good. Styled the "Sixth edition - improved and enlarged" on the titlepage, but actually only the fourth known edition, after those of 1802, 1804, and 1806. The first two editions have been found in a few copies only. Cramer's work is the first navigational guide for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, which were vitally important commercial arteries at the time. The present edition is the first to contain material regarding the Lewis and Clark expedition, found on the final ten pages of text. The Lewis and Clark material is taken from Patrick Gass' journal, which was also printed by Zadok Cramer in Pittsburgh the previous year. Included are twenty-eight woodcut maps of various sections of the rivers described. A vitally important work in helping to develop the commerce of the early United States, with a very early account of Lewis and Clark's discoveries. HOWES C855, "aa." SABIN 17385. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION, pp.89-94. STREETER SALE 992.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S. author of Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, 1808. Book measures 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches.Weight 3.2kg. Collation, xiii[1]504pp, +4pp publishers advert for work to be printed, engraved frontis, 19 engraved plates, plus 2 large folding maps. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, some very occasional light spotting or browning, one plate has some moderate spotting, some very minor light spotting to others, maps in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound copy.A70 . First Edition. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England

      nbsp;- London - J. White, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating anddetailed genealogical work on the history of the British aristocracy. Alternative title: 'An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions of the English Nobility who have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1809'. 'Deduced from public records, ancient historians, the works of eminent heralds, and from other celebrated and approved authorities'. Including many folding plates of family trees, as well as many family tree diagrams in the text throughout. Armorial bookplates of Hugh Edmund Chafy to front pastedowns. There is a publisher's catalogue to the rear of volume I. Volumes II and III of three volumes. Thomas Christopher Banks (17651854) was a revered genealogist. He claimed a relationship to the Banks family of Whitley; on his mother's side, he claimed descent from the Nortons of Barbados. He studied law, and on the strength of his genealogical knowledge offered his services as an agent in cases of disputed inheritance, specialising in cases based on the weakest of claims. The Manual of the Nobility, his first publication, appeared in 1807. The same year he brought out the first volume of the Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England; a second volume followed in 1808, and a third in 1809. DNBCondition: In half mottled calf bindings with marbled boards. One hinge slightly strained. Externally smart although slightly rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Slightly age toned but withmany brighter pages, and generally clean with a few instances of light, mainlymarginal, spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        [Code Napoléon.] Gesetzbuch Napoleons. nach dem officiellen Texte übersetzt von Heinrich Gottfried Daniels. 2. Auflage

      Köln, Keil 1808. 21 cm. (2), 586, (4) Seiten mit Titelvignette. Hlder. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Fromm 5454 (vgl.) - Kaspers 152ff (vgl.) - 2. Auflage der offiziellen Ausgabe für das annektierte Rheinland in der Übersetzung des "wohl bedeutendsten rheinischen Juristen Heinrich Gottfried Daniels (1754 - 1827), der sich als Professor an der Universität Bonn zunächst dem kurkölnischen Recht widmet ..." (Kaspers). "Die Anwesenheit Napoleon's I. in Köln (September 1804) gab Veranlassung zu seiner Ernennung bei dem ministère public am Cassationshof in Paris. 1805 ging Daniels nach Paris mit dem Titel eines substitut du procureur général; später erhielt er den Titel avocat-général. Seine gründliche Kenntniß gerade jener Gesetzgebungen (Provinzialrechte des linken Rheinufers und der älteren Rechte Frankreichs), welche dem Code Napoléon zu Grunde lagen, machte es ihm möglich, daß er sich in kürzester Zeit eingearbeitet und selbst den Franzosen gegenüber eine Achtung gebietende Stellung sich errungen hatte" (ADB IV, 735-736). Kanten Schabspuren, Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig, auf Vorsatz zeitgenöss. Lacksiegel und Besitzeintrag "Leonh. Lotten 1810" -

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        Vollständiges Handbuch der Forstwirthschaft. Erster Theil. Allgemeine Ansicht der Forstwirthschaft und Regeln der Holzzucht und Holzverwerthung. [Erster Theil. Zweyter Band. Forstbotanik oder Beschreibung aller im Freyen des deutschen Klimas vegetirenden Holzpflanzen. Nach einem neuen, auf allgemein sich darstellende äussere Unterscheidungszeichen begründetem Systeme der Zusammenstellung verwandter Geschlechter und Arten]

      One large folding printed table. 9 p.l., 764 pp.; 20 p.l., 552 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Ulm: Stettin, 1808-10. First edition and very rare; OCLC locates no copy in the U.S. Seutter (1769-1833), forester and financier, served a chief of forests in various parts of Germany where he was well-known for initiating numerous organizational changes and reforms. This is his most comprehensive work on forest management. Vol. I provides very detailed instructions on regulating and valuing forests. The second part is devoted to a discussion of the species of wood and their uses. Fine and handsome set. Bookplate of Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 34, pp. 68-70. Mantel, I, 25. .

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        A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor

      1808. Nolan, Michael [d. 1827]. A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed by A. Strahan, for J. Butterworth, 1808. Two volumes. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Morocco labels gilt-stamped "Hinckford Hundred/ Northern Division" to front board of each volume. Contemporary bookseller ticket to front pastedown of Volume I, light toning to text, internally clean. * Second edition. One of the principal sources for the early 19th century British poor law, this was the standard reference on the subject for some thirty years. Speaking of this branch of literature, Holdsworth remarks: "The most considerable of these books... was by Nolan. It was a successful book... It set out to explain the underlying principles of the law, and to illustrate their application in practice. In its forty chapters it gives a good straightforward account of the law with full references to authorities." Hinckford Hundred was an ancient district in Essex that would have overseen administration of the poor law in its several parishes. First published in 1805 and went through three more editions the last in 1825. All editions are scarce in North American law libraries. OCLC locates 5 copies of the second edition (at Harvard, Georgetown, UC Davis, University of Georgia and Villanova). Holdsworth, A History of English Law XIII:448. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:258.

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

      Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.] London 1808 - Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good set 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

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        Magnificent Manuscript and Printed Document Signed, oblong folio, with attractive borders and red wax seal, Paris, during its session of April 30, 1808

      Ornately printed in the center of this ornate document is the following, ?The Philomathic Society of Paris, during its session of April 30, 1808, welcomed, as one of its correspondents, Mr. Girard, Professor at the Imperial Veterinary School at Alfort.? Signed on the lower half of this document, ?Aquebert-Montbret, President? and below the President, ?A. Ampère, Secretary.?

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        The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays... With biographical & critical remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. In twenty-five [25] volumes

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1808. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Twenty-five volumes. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1808. 1st. Small 8vo. Portrait of Mrs. Inchbald to vol. I, 23 other portraits. 125 engraved frontispieces (one to each play in the collection). General title-page & half-title to each volume. §One of the most comprehensive collections of the British drama, in a most attractive library edition. Unobtrusive old paper-repair to one general title & half-title; corner of title of one play torn away, losing one word of publisher's imprint. A very good set in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently handsomely rebacked in period-style black calf, gilt lettering & decoration. A lovely set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This set will require special carriage arrangements. Please contact us directly for further information).

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        Theil von Rügen und Pommern

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.6x45 cm. Sect. 9. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Zeigt den größten Teil von Rügen, nördlich bis zur Linie Silenz - Lüßmitz, den Osten von Zingst und Teile von Vorpommern südlich bis Wolgast, westlich Grimmen, Greifswald in der Mitte unten

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        A New System of Chemical Philosophy

      Manchester: Printed by S. Russell, 125, Deangate, for R. Bickerstaff, Strand, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Manchester: R. Bickerstaff, Strand, 1808 (Part I), 1810 (Part II). 8vo. (204x125 mm). Part I: viii, [2], 220 pp., with four leaves of plates. Part II: [8], 221-560 pp., with four leaves of plates. Occasional light spotting and dampstains, contemporary quarter calf (hinges repaired), some wear to spine ends, rubbed. ---- Dibner 44; Horblit 22; PMM 26; Sparrow 47. - First edition. While the idea that all matter is composed of singular, indestructible particles goes back to speculative philosophers and scientists (Democritus and Lucretius among the ancients, Newton among the moderns), the great exposition of such a theory and its physical implications is by John Dalton (1766-1844), as presented in his New System of Chemical Philosophy. Here, for the first time, Dalton argued that each of the éléments of Lavoisier - as defined in 1789 - 'is composed of atoms all alike ... the composition of each being constant' (PMM 261), the identity of each atom being established by its particular weight. Taking the lightest atom (hydrogen) as his integer, Dalton found that oxygen weighed 6.5 times as much, sulphur thirteen times as much, and so on, providing here (also for the first time) a 'periodic table' of the then-known elements: see pp. 213-15, and p. 219 and the facing plate. He proposed to express the age-old problem of chemical composition in terms of the number of atoms of each contributing element that combined into the smallest unit (later termed a 'molecule') of any compound substance; this model of all physical matter proved confirmable through experiment, and has dominated chemical theory (with modifications) ever since. Dalton's emphasis on the indestuctablity of matter was also 'new' in 1808: see DSB, quoting his famous assertion that 'we might as well attempt to introduce a new planet into the solar system, or to annihilate one already in existence, as to create or destroy a particle of hydrogen' (DSB, p. 212)..

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        Veduta del Monte Libano.

      Firenze, 1808 circa. Incisione in rame all?acquatinta, cm 42,5 x 54 (alla lastra), 55 x 76,5 (il foglio). Disegnata e incisa da Angiolo Angiolini, con dedica alla Nobile Sig.ra Marchesa Giuseppa Fondatori nata Peruzzi. Il Monte Libano appartiene alla catena montuosa che si estende per l'intero Libano, parallelemanete alla costa mediterranea. Bella veduta, animata da personaggi e animali in primo piano. Non comune. Minimo foxing marginale, alcune lievi ondulazioni della carta, peraltro bell'esemplare bello.

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        A New & Elegant Set of Alphabetical Copy Lines. Round Text

      (Philadelphia): Johnson & Warner, (c. 1808). Oblong octavo, narrow. (20)ff. First edition. Bound with An Alphabetical Set of Round Hand Copies and An Alphabetical Set of Running Hand Copies, as issued. A book of engraved lettering samples, the third part of which contains an alphabet in both old English and German. In his book American Penmanship, 1800-1850, Nash lists only the third part of this volume. Bound in original plain gray wrappers, which are torn at the spine with some loss of paper but otherwise fully intact. Worm holes also to front cover and first several leaves, section torn from rear pastedown, owner's inscription in three places, some toning and foxing throughout interior. A nice copy of a rare book on penmanship, with no copies listed on OCLC.

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      Cuthell and Martin, London 1808 - The fourth edition "with many valuable additions" also containing "THE MOST CELEBRATED CARD DECEPTIONS" so says the title page of this classic and famous book of conjuring. Bound in modern blue library cloth (1960's) with title in gilt on spine. Contains an engraved frontis and 5 other full page engraved plates for a total of six. Plates 4 and 5 are reversed in the text, plate 5 has a 1 1/2" tear with no loss. Contains 361pp plus two pages of answers to riddles that appear to be mis paginated. Binding is very tight and usable, pages trimmed at time of rebind, not affecting any text. A curious collection of science, trickery and philosophy, generally considered a book of magic tricks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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      New Orleans: Bradford and Anderson, 1808.. v,xxi,[1],491pp. Quarto. antique style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Closed tear in the titlepage neatly repaired. Page 113-114 torn in the outer margin, affecting about a dozen words, else a very good copy. This copy bears the ownership signature and stamp of Samuel P. Greves, a New York native who practiced law in Baton Rouge from the 1840s to the 1870s. A most important compilation of laws covering the southern part of the Louisiana purchase (separated from the northern section in 1808), and so covering present-day Louisiana and Arkansas. Printed in parallel French and English, this volume amalgamated for the first time the combination of English, French, and Spanish law which represented the legal past and present of the territory. One of the most substantial books printed in New Orleans up to that time. JUMONVILLE 174. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) 114.

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        Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind

      Edinburgh - Bell and Bradfute, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the philosophical essays of the Reverend Thomas Reid. He wrote a number of important philosophical works, including Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (1764, Glasgow & London), Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785) and Essays on the Active Powers of Man (1788). In 1844, Schopenhauer praised Reid for explaining that the perception of external objects does not result from the raw data that is received through the five senses. Some of the essays included in the set are The Explication of Words, Hypotheses Concerning the Nerves, and Of the Train of Thought in The Mind. Reid was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense, and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment. With frontispiece portrait of Reid to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally smart, if a little rubbed. Some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright an clean, with just the odd spot (particularly to first and last few pages). Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Burial Service, Chant , Evening Service , Dirge & Anthems appointed to be performed at the Funeral of Lord Viscount Nelson Duke of Bronte at St. Paul's Cathedral on the 9 th. January 1806. Composed by Dr. Croft . Hen. Purcell Esq., D Greene , etc

      Messrs Clementi and Co., Sold at all the music shops in the United Kingdom . Large heavy hardback with very worn contemporary leather spine and corners with worn and torn marbled covers. Brown label on spine titled Vocal Music. Sacred. Poor condition externally. Internally bound sheet music played at the funeral including contributions from Purcell and Handel and a preface by J Beckwith dd. 1808 Dean's Square , Norwich. Good condition tightly bound internally with some foxing.

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        THE MADRAS SCHOOL, or elements of tuition: comprising the analysis of an experiment in education made at the male asylum, Madras; with its facts, proofs, and illustrations

      London: J. Murray, Cadell and Davies, Rivingtons, Hatchard, and Archibald Constable, 1808. Bell, a Scottish educator and ordained Church of England priest, describes and promotes his system of education in which smarter children are taught in the usual fashion, then given the responsibility of teaching throse who are a wee bit slower on the uptake (sort of like an educational pyramid scheme, or Amway for teachers). Library rebind in tan cloth w/leatherette spine/corners, untrimmed edges, replaced pastedowns/end papers, pp. i-xvi (including errata), 1-348. Light smudging to covers, library stamps/numbers on several pages at front, partial split between end paper/title page (beginning at top and stretching about half-way down), a bit of marginalia/underlining by previous owner, some general wear. Mainly internally tight. A very scarce item, seldom seen in any condition at all. (C/BG). First Edition. Hard Cover. About Good/No Jacket, as issued. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall. Ex-Library.

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        The Costume of Great Britain

      London: William Miller, 1808 Full red morocco, lots of gilt & blind tooling to both covers and spine, title in gilt, 5 raised bands to spine, some wear and bumping to edges and corners. Internally, gilt tooling to turn ins, grey endpapers, (1), (iii), (1), 100 pp, 60 coloured aquatints, vignette on title, some plates with with 2 pages of text. This is the best version of the book, which was first printed in 1804, this version has the background of the plates fully coloured (most copies have just the figures coloured), dated 1805. Plates include: Highland Piper, Royal Mail, Rabbit Woman, Lord Mayors Barge, Milk Woman, Coal heavers etc etc. A spectacular Book! Colas 2448. Abbey 430. (Pyne, William Henry [pseud. Ephraim Hardcastle] (1770-1843), artist and writer. He edited the last four volumes of Ackermann's The World in Miniature, completed in 1827, before serious financial difficulties caused him to be confined, in 1828, in the King's Bench Prison for debtors until his friends obtained his release. Afterwards he painted a few watercolours and in 1831 contributed to a work entitled Lancashire Illustrated before being confined again in the debtors' prison in 1835!. For a full Bio see ODNB) Tooley 388/p306.

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

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        Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with a new edition of her poems, Including some which have never appeared before; to which are added, some miscellaneous essays in prose, together with her Notes on the Bible, and Answers to Objections Concerning the Christian Religion. By the Rev. Montagu Pennington, M.A.?The Second Edition

      London: Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, 1808 Second edition. Quarter burgundy calf over drab boards, gilt-decorated, flat spine. . Octavo. Engraved frontispiece. Boards soiled and a bit foxed, joints rubbed, intermittent foxing throughout, especially to portrait, old ink annotation on portrait. Nineteenth-century ink signature and bookplate of "G.C. Robertson" (possibly philosopher George Croom Robertson, 1842-1892). A good copy. Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806) was, to quote Priscilla Dorr in Schleuter's Encyclopedia of British Women Writers, "the most learned lady in England during the eighteenth century." She was one of the most famous members of the Blue Stocking Circle, which also included Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Vesey, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Chapone, and Hannah More. Despite an early learning disability and "with a persistence that won the praise of V. Woolf in A Room of One's Own," (as Margaret Drabble reminds us in the Oxford Companion to English Literature) she learned Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in childhood with her brothers, and later studied French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Arabic. She was a friend of Samuel Johnson, who thought her one of the best Greek scholars he had known, and invited her to contribute to The Rambler. She made a number of translations, of which her Epictetus is the masterpiece. It was undertaken at the request Catherine Talbot, who arranged for publication and solicited subscribers, amongst which were a large number of women.

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      London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808.. FIRST EDITION 1808, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 212 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 3 engraved plates, 2 folding, 1 folding being the large famous illustration of the layout on a slave ship, the other a map, 1 single plate shows shackles, handcuffs, and a 'speculum oris' originally invented by surgeons to deal with lockjaw, also used by slave-masters for force feeding, 1 small text illustration of a kneeling slave with the caption "Am I not a Man and a Brother", pages: [4], 1-572; [2] 1-592, plus small tipped in publisher's advert, handsomely rebound, pages slightly trimmed, quarter dark blue morocco over light blue marbled boards, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spines, all edges beautifully gilded, new endpapers. Volume I: title page, prelims and text up to page 9 slightly foxed, very occasional small pale stain to margins, a few to upper margin of last 6 leaves, folding map at page 259 and single plate at 375 lightly foxed; Volume II: text remarkably clean, folding plate of slave ship faintly foxed in the margins and with large very pale damp stains (see image). A near Fine complete set. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America Volume I, 13486. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kort en klaar onderricht hoedanig in steden en dorpen hier te lande, schoorsteenen, in trafieken, fabrieken, gebouwen, huizen, kamers, keukens, kelders, enz., zoo te maaken, dat zij goed trekken, veele warmte geeven en weining brandstoffen kosten, als mede om in schoorsteenen, die rooken, dat gebrek, wiskundig zeker en met geringe kosten, weg te neemen. Met eenige modellen en profils.

      Amsterdam; 1808 - ; J.S. van Esveldt-Holtrop; gekartonneerd; ca. 10x16 cm.; 2e druk; enkele uitvouwbare platen met gegraveerde figuren; 86 p.* Ruggetje beschadigd. Platten iets beduimeld, voorplat met enkele kleine vlekjes.

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        The Grave, A Poem. [Subscriber's Issue w/Provenance]

      Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for the proprietor, R. H. Cromek, No 64, Newman Street ; and sold by Cadell and Davies, J. Johnson, T. Payne, J. White, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, W. Miller, J. Murray, and Constable and Co. Edinburgh.,, London 1808 - Large 4to: xiv,36,[4]pp, with portrait frontispiece of William Blake after the painting by T. Phillips and 12 full-page plates (including the added pictorial title-page) after drawings by Blake, all engraved by Louis Schiavonetti. (According to Bentley & Nurmi, "The plates do not always appear at the same places in the text, nor are they invariably in the same order.") Complete with Blake's Dedication to the Queen, List of Subscribers, Advertisement by R. H. Cromek, remarks on the designs by Henry Fuseli, and biographical sketches of Robert Blair, Lewis Schiavonetti, and Robert Hartley Cromek. Contains the rare four-page prospectus at the end. Beautifully bound by Riviere in late 19th-century three-quarter red morocco over red patterned cloth, spine richly gilt in six compartments between raised bands (four with central urn ornament, two lettered direct), gilt top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled end papers. Provenance: Bookplates of British art collector J W R Brocklebank (1869-1926) and another (dated 1927) indecipherable. An excellent tall copy with only very light offsetting from a few plates and scattered light foxing. Keynes 81. Bentley & Nurmi 350B. Ray, England, 6. First edition with Blake's illustrations (According to Ray, "The Grave became by far the most popular of Blake's works among his contemporaries . . . "), one of only 589 subscribers copies printed on Whatman paper. Blair depended on family wealth to pursue his favorite past-times: gardening and the study of English poets. He published only three poems (one a translation), and his entire reputation rests on this, his third work, originally issued in 1743, comprising 767 lines of blank verse that gave rise to the "graveyard school" (a pre-Romantic mode, exemplified by both Edward Young's Night Thoughts [1742] and Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard [1751], and precursor of the Gothic novel, in its vocabulary of gloomy imagery). For his first edition of 1808, the publisher Cromek had promised twenty designs by Blake, but in the end there were only twelve, engraved by the fashionable Schiavonetti. The edition was endorsed by prominent Royal Academicians, including Benjamin West, Henry Fuseli, John Flaxman, Thomas Lawrence and Richard Cosway, and Blake's name became inseparably linked with Blair's poem throughout the nineteenth century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Observations on the Natural History of Bees: 2nd Ed.;

      Edinburgh, Printed for John Anderson, 1808.. HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, gilt-embossed ornaments on spine, gilt lettering on black spine label, pages: xxv, 314, all edges speckled, one folding plate, 100mm x 176mm (4" x 7"), former owners' bookplate, label and names on front end-papers, head, tail and corners rubbed, lower hinge cracked at head (but sound) edges and hinges lightly rubbed, some light occasional spotting, title-page and last page lightly marked, tears in plate have been repaired, otherwise a very fine copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Book No. 171.

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        Oriental Field Sports

      London - W. Bulmer and Co., 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first volume of this account of Williamson's experiences in Bengal, wonderfully illustrated with aquatint plates. Volume I of two volumes. Contains a frontispiece and 19 of the 20 aquatint plates (lacks plate 18: 'a tiger springing on an elephant'). 'Being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the wild sports of the east: and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger, the leopard, the bear, the deer, the buffalo, the wolf, the wild hog, the jackall, the wild dog, the civet, and other undomesticated animals: As likewise the different species of feathered game, fishes, and serpents'. 'The whole interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes, taken from the mauscript and designs of Captain Thomas Williamson, who served upwards of twenty years in Bengal; the drawings by Samuel Howett, made uniform in size, and engraved by the first artists'. Samuel Howitt (1756/7 1822) was an English painter, illustrator and etcher of animals, hunting, horse-racing and landscape scenes. He worked both in oils and water-colours, confining himself to sporting subjects and illustrations of natural history, which were carefully drawn, spirited and truthful. Howitt was closely associated in his art with Thomas Rowlandson, whose sister he married, and his works did, at one time, often pass for those of his brother-in-law; but, unlike Rowlandson, he was a practical sportsman, and his scenes were more accurately composed. He was a clever and industrious etcher, and published a great number of plates similar in character to his drawings, and delicately executed with a fine needle. He also produced a number of caricatures in the manner of Rowlandson. Howitt illustrated Captain Thomas Williamson's Oriental Field Sports (1807), based on sketches made by the author in India. With the pictorial bookplate of Sydney Herbert Charrington to the front pastedown. With a bookseller's label for Thacker and Co, Bombay, to the front pastedown. Condition: In a halfcalf binding with marbled boards. Externally, a bit rubbed with a cloth repair to the spine. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places with the first few pages working loose. Generally clean with some scattered spots and handling marks. Some loss to the first page of the preface, not affecting the text. Amateur repair to closed tears on p. 296. Copperplate ink signature to titlepage. Pp. 303-6 are missing from this copy. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a good interior plates are towards VERY GOOD..

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        Tratado De La Táctica Moderna Para La Infantería Con Veinte y Cinco Láminas y Su Correspondiente Explicación. Parte primera: Instrucción De Reclutas y Compañías. Parte Segunda: Instrucción De Batallones.

      Joseph De Orga, Valencia 1808 - 86pp. (con la portada incluida) - Portada de la segunda parte - 92pp. - 36pp. con la explicación de las láminas - y - 25 láminas plegadas ( tres láminas en una misma hoja). Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Guildhall, Examination of a Bankrupt Before His Creditors, Court of

      1808. Rowlandson, Thomas [1756-1827]. Pugin, Augustin Charles [1762-1832]. Guildhall: Examination of a Bankrupt Before His Creditors, Court of King's Bench. [London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, November 1, 1808]. Attractively glazed and matted 11" x 9" aquatint in handsome 18" x 16-1/2" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * Plate 41 from The Microcosm of London. Published over a 26-month period from 1808 to 1810, this series depicted over 100 scenes of city life in London during the Regency. The settings were rendered by Pugin; the human activity by Rowlandson. Although Rowlandson is famous as a satirical artist, people in the Microcosm are drawn more realistically.

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

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        Ansichten von der Nachtseite der Naturwissenschaft

      Dresden, Arnold 1808. 21 cm. 8, 464 Seiten mit 2 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Fileten, marmorierten Vorsätzen und Lesebändchen - Goed. V, 14, 2 - Ueberweg IV, 61 - Ziegenfuss II, 491 - Kindlers NLL 15, 28f. - Erste Ausgabe. "Während die experimentelle Wissenschaft mit ihren sezierend-quantifizierenden Methoden ihren Siegeszug antrat, behauptete Schubert ... den Zusammenhang von göttlicher Offenbarung und Natur- und Menschengeschichte ... Diese Hypothese vom inneren Zusammenhang der Schöpfung und die damit schon immer behauptete Harmonie des Ganzen versucht Schubert ... zu untermauern, indem er psychische Anomalien wie Somnambulismus, Hellsehen, Ekstase und den damals die Zeitgenossen besonders faszinierenden "animalischen Magnetismus" (Mesmerismus), die Erscheinungen der Hypnose und Suggestion, als Rudimente eines vorgeschichtlichen Zustands betrachtet ..." (Kindlers NLL). Im Anfang und Ende je 20 Blatt leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Exemplar aus der Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek Oldenburg, auf Titel Stempel "P v H" bekrönt (Peter von Holstein = Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig). Kalblederband der Zeit, der auf den Deckeln mit einem aufgeätzten Baummotiv verziert ist, sog. "tree calf". Rückenprägung oben "P H", die Vergoldung der Zierleisten am Rücken ist nicht mehr vollständig erhalten. -

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        An Account of the Interment of the Remains of 11,500 American

      1808. De Witt, Benjamin [1774-1819]. Tammany Society, Or Columbian Order Wallabout Committee. An Account of the Interment of the Remains of 11,500 American Seamen, Soldiers and Citizens: Who Fell Victims to the Cruelties of the British on Board Their Prison Ships at the Wallabout, During the American Revolution. With a Particular Description of the Grand & Solemn Funeral Procession, Which Took Place on the 26 May, 1808. And an Oration, Delivered at the Tomb of the Patriots. New-York, Printed by Frank White & Co., 1808. 96 pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Nineteenth-century cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine, patterned endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Light browning and foxing to text, internally clean. * Only edition. The British interred around 11,500 prisoners of war in a collection of prison hulks moored in the New York's East River in Wallabout Bay, Brooklyn. More American soldiers and sailors died of intentional neglect in these hulks than died on all the battlefields of the war. Their treatment and death was a topic that received a great deal of attention in the years following the Revolution. The Tammany Society purchased a lot in present-day Ft. Greene Park, Brooklyn, to re-inter the remains of these men. Its efforts led to the construction of the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in 1908.

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        Voyages a Peking, Manille et L'Ile de France Faits dans l'intervalle des annees 1784 a 1801

      Paris.: de l'imprimerie Imperiale.. 1808.. Text in French. Volume I only (lacks text volumes 2 and 3 and accompanying atlas). lxiii + 439pp, table des empereurs de la Chine listing the names of the Chinese emperors in both Chinese characters and Romanised form. A little occasional foxing but generally very clean. Calf spine, paper covered boards, corners little worn. Still overall a sound and clean copy of volume I. This first volume covers the ancient history of China and his travels from Canton to Peking. (Volumes II and III, not included here, contain further observations on China together with impressions of Manila and a little on Mauritius). The son of a Sinologist the author himself served as French Consul in Canton from 1784 living in China for the nearly 20 years. On his return to Europe he continued with his scholarly interest in China and in 1813 his 'Dictionnaire Chinois-Français et Latin' was published. Lust 336. Cordier 2351-2352. .

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        Views in the South Seas, from drawings by the late James Webber, draftsman on board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the year 1776 to 1780

      London: Boydell and Co., & W. Bulmer and Co., 1808. Folio (20 4/8 x 16 6/8 inches). 16 hand-colored aquatint plates after Webber on Whatman paper (plate one with short repaired tear at the sheet edge. Contemporary crimson morocco backed marbled boards; modern green cloth clamshell box. Provenance: with Dorothy Sloan, 14th February, 2007, lot 125. Later issue, with the plates bearing later watermarks, but a fine set of these important and early views depicting scenes encountered while employed as draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. On his return Webber was appointed by the Admiralty to supervise the production of engravings that were made from his originals to illustrate the official account of 1784, these 12 plates were first published separately by Webber between August 1788 and August 1792, and Boydell first reissued the plates in their present form, with an additional four plates and with descriptive text in 1808, fifteen years after Webber's death. Copies with varying watermark dates are known, but Abbey does not distinguish them as separate editions, nor do other bibliographers: "The title page is dated 1808 in all copies, but the plate imprints are dated April, 1809, and the water mark dates vary widely copy by copy, apparently a feature peculiar to Boydell's color plate books" (Hill). Abbey "Travel" 595; Tooley 501; Hill p.611; Mitchell Library "Cook" 1872; Holmes79. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        A New System of Chemical Philosophy

      Eight engraved plates (several of the plates in Vol. I are a little foxed). vi, [1], 220 pp.; 4 p.l., 221-560 pp.; xii, 357 pp., [3] pp. of ads. Three vols. 8vo, cont. cloth-backed boards (boards of each vol. are different but spines are uniform), manuscript labels on spines, uncut. Manchester: R. Bickerstaff, 1808-10 [Vols. I & II], G. Wilson, 1827 [Vol. III]. First edition and a fine complete set. Complete sets in matching bindings (the boards of each volume are different -- understandably so due to the long period of publication -- but the spines are uniform). "A milestone work in the history of chemistry, in which Dalton announced his revolutionary atomic theory and his laws of definite and multiple proportions. These fundamental laws greatly assisted the establishment of the composition and formulae of numerous inorganic and organic compounds then known and laid one of the firmest foundations ever for the advance of chemistry in the nineteenth century...The book is very rare when complete with the tree parts and the required half title to volume II, part 1."-Neville, I, p. 322-(the mentioned half-title is present in our copy). In this set a contemporary manuscript chemical table is mounted on the rear pastedown of Part I. A printed broadsheet is also mounted on the front pastedown of the same volume entitled "Atomic Symbols, by John Dalton...explanatory of a Lecture given by him to the Members of the Manchester Mechanics' Institution, 19th October 1835." Fine and handsome uncut set, in matching bindings, and preserved in a morocco-backed box. From the libraries of Haskell F. Norman and Joseph A. Freilich with bookplates. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 44. Horblit 22. Printing & the Mind of Man 261. .

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        MOST PLEASANT, FRUITFUL, AND WITTY WORK OF THE BEST STATE OF A PUBLIC WEAL, AND OF THE NEW ISLE CALLED UTOPIA; Written in Latin by the Right Worthy and Famous Sir Thomas More, Knight, and translated into English by Raphe Robinson. A.D. 1551. A new Edition; With copious Notes, (including the whole of Dr. Warner's) and a Biographical and Literary Introduction. By the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, F.S.A

      London: by William Bulmer, at the Shakespeare Press, for William Miller, 1808. The Important First Dibdin edition, and the Large Paper printing, with excellent margins. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and titlepage, one engraved plate and several woodcuts in the text. 8vo, in the publisher's highly unusual and attractive binding of original half reverse calf over soft calf covered boards, spine with simple raised bands ruled in black and with black lettering in one compartment, board edge with elaborate rolled tooling in black, page edges marbled. SCARCE IN THIS BINDING. clxxx, 464, [1]. Includes bibliography, index, errata pp. An extremely sturdy copy, the book strong and tight though with some evidence of the effects of damp at some point in time. Pages are clean, though some within the prelims or intro show slight evidence of damp at the edges only. A good solid and decent copy of this important book. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN THOUGHT. SCARCE FIRST DIBDIN EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, IN THE PUBLISHER'S PREFERRED BINDING. More’s great and classic work. This handsomely produced edition of the definitive translation includes a biography of More and his family, and discussions of his works, portraits of him, and many other scholarly pieces of Utopian study. A very early work by Dibdin, who gained renown for his "An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics," and whose fame would grow with the subsequent publication of such bibliographical odysseys as "The Bibliographical Decameron," "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany," "Typographical Antiquities: or, the History of Printing in England," and others.

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