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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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        Insel Helgoland

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.5x45 cm. Sect. 4. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Im oberen Viertel 3 Ansichten des Felsens und der Sandbank: Helgoland N.N.W. 1/2 W 2 M. vom Ufer; O. 2 M. vom Ufer; S. O. 1 M. vom Ufer. Darunter die Kartenfläche, deren größter Teil durch die gestochene Widmung an Herzog Carl August v. Sachsen Weimar-Eisenach und die Windrose eingenommen wird.

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        Chesterfield Travestie; Or, School For Modern Manners Embellished With Ten Caricatures, Engraved by Woodward [George Moutard] from original drawings by Rowlandson

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1808. First edition. leather_bound. Original brown boards housed in fine red morocco, pull off custom case by the French Binders/No Dust Jacket. 70 pages [2] 17 x 10.5 cm. Ten hand-colored etched plates by Rowlandson, two folding. Bad manners spoofed in print and picture. Contemporary owner inscription head of title page, a few plates repaired with archival tape, plate offsetting to parallel text, disbound, book-label and bookplate. Not in TOOLEY.

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        Voyage de Dentrecasteaux (Volume I)

      Paris: Imperiale, 1808. First Edition. Full leather. Good. 704 pp. Tree calf covers are edgeworn and scuffed. Front cover is completely detached; rear cover tender. Spine chipped away. Bordered with gilt dentelles on front. Marbled eps are same pattern as outer edges of book. Prelims are foxed, but otherwise the text block is fine, with some brittleness to stock, but no damage or discoloration. The called-for 32 charts tipped in at the end of this volume are all present with some foxing on each. Bruni D'Entrecasteaux as a French navigator sent out is 1791 to search for his predecessor, La Perouse, in Australia and in Tasmania. Although he did not find his quarry, his contributions were considered among the most important to early Australian atlases. All text in French. This is an important volume and is very seldom available.

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      Milano: Dalla Società Tipografica de’Classici Italiani, 1808. 13 volumes. Rare first printing of the OPERE in octavo format and a superb and diligent accumulation of the older editions. With a very finely engraved frontispiece of Galileo at the beginning of Volume I, engraved folding plans, folding plate of the compass, many woodcut plates, astronomical renderings, mathematical tables and diagrams throughout. 8vo, [140mm x 220 mm., untrimmed], in contemporary Italian bindings of fine three-quarter polished calf over marbled boards, handsomely decorated with gilt bands on the spines dark green morocco lettering labels gilt. A very fine set, large and unusually fresh, as pristine. A rare survival in such fine contemporary state, crisp and an especially clean copy throughout, the bindings especially handsome and beautifully preserved. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN SUCH WELL PRESERVED BINDINGS OF THE PERIOD. USUALLY ENCOUNTERED IN VELLUM BINDINGS, THIS RARE EDITION OF GALILEO’S COMPLETE WORKS INCLUDING THE ‘DIALOGO’ preserves a record of some of the most seminal discoveries in astronomy, scientific methodology, mathematics, primary work in the study of motion, as well as the most significant support of the Copernican theory of a heliocentric planetary system--in other words, the embodiment of the "Galilean Revolution." This issue of the OPERE, contains all of the important works in science and as well, the Letter to Madame Christina and the Cosidrations of Tasso. Included are the GIORNATA SESTA DEI DISCORSI E well as other works such as the LETTERE IN PROPOSITO DI TROVARE LE LONGITUDINI, the NOTE SOPRA IL NUNZIO SIDEREO..., the LA OPERAZIONI ASTRONOMICHE and a profusion of other works. Contained in this collection are many of the most important works in the history of science and physics, works that would cost many, many thousands of dollars to collect individually. Some among these are: RISPOSTA ALLE OPPOSITIONI , Galileo’s work on virtual velocity; DISCORSO AL SERENISSIMO DON COSIMO II, on floating bodies and expanding greatly on the work of Archimedes; The DIFESA, his first work of Astronomy; LE OPERATIONI DEL COMPASSO GEOMETRICO, E MILITARE, the seminal work on the compass and it’s use in scientific and military enterprise. In 1610 Galileo published his SIDEREUS NUNCIUS (included here), in which he described the construction of his telescope and his observations using the new instrument. His discoveries did not prove that Copernicus's heliocentric theory was correct, but they did show that geocentric philosophy of Aristotle and the geocentric system proposed by Ptolemy were incorrect, providing strong evidence for the heliocentric theory--an implausible theory which had largely been ignored for sixty years after Copernicus's death. His new support for the Copernican system reopened the controversy, and in 1615 he was officially silenced as regards the truth of astronomy. " Astronomy and the science of motion, rightly understood, says Galileo, are hand in glove. There is no need to fear that the earth's rotation will cause it to fly to pieces" (PMM). Galileo pioneered the study of motion and its mathematical analysis, a field which was taken up by Decartes and Huygens and culminated in the "massive achievements of Newton in dynamics and gravitational astronomy". "Galileo, more than any other man, had introduced the change in our manner of thinking that broke with ancient and led on to modern science. Contributions had also been made by Copernicus, by Vesalius, by Harvey, by Tycho, and by Kepler and others. The share of Galileo, however, is overwhelming...[It] was more than an addition to knowledge. It was more even than an alteration in the conception of the structure of the universe. It was rather a change in mood as to the kind of knowledge that was to be sought. It partook of the nature of a philosophical crisis" (Singer, A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS, p. 249). The influence of the new mood affected ideas regarding the mechanical world, the extension of the senses, the idea of the universe as mathematical and boundless, and indeed altered the whole world of science and religion.

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        Cinderella, or The Little Glass-Slipper

      Juvenile Library, The Corner of St.Paul's Church-Yard, London.: J Harris, 1808 Illustrated with elegant and appropriate Engravings. In original printed blue wrappers, rubbed and faded, edge frayed in p-laces, old ms price at upper cover head, faded adverts to lower cover, 12.5*10mm (5*4 ins). Internally, ms owners name to frontis verso (Ann Mann. Dec 30, 1809), frontis, 16 pp, 8 pls (hand coloured, 1 with small tear), plate dated Apr 30 1808, printed by H Bryer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars. (Moon 618The rare first edition of the first versification of the story of Cinderella. Marjorie Moon locates only 2 copies of this edition (UCL and 1 in private hands). COPAC lists a copy at Cambridge, not in Osborne, and only later editions in Gumuchian. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 'Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passe' in Paris in 1697. The first edition in English did not appear until Robert Samber's translation of 'Histoires' in 1729. Benjamin Tabart published the first separate printing of 'Cinderella' in 1804, which Harris followed with this edition in verse.

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        Representations of Dresses, Morals and Customs in the Kingdom of Holland, at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

      Amsterdam: Printed for E. Maaskamp, 1808 [engravings with imprint dated 1811]. 4to. (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches). 21 hand-coloured engraved plates, engraved by L. Portman after Jacques Kuyper. Expertly bound to style in half dark green straight grained morocco over period red paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. "The first Dutch book of costumes dealing with the various provinces" (Landwehr). A translation intended for the English market of Maaskamp's Afbeeldingen van de kleeding, zeden en gewoonten in de Bataafsche Republiek, met den aanvang der negentiende eeuw, first published in Dutch in five parts between 1803 and 1807. The plates comprise 1 allegorical image and 20 numbered plates of men's and women's costume, all with captions in Dutch and French. This copy an unrecorded edition, with the English text of the 1808 edition, with plates from the Dutch/French edition of 1811. Cf. Lipperheide, p. 261; cf. Colas 1680 and 1681; Cf. Landwehr, Studies in Dutch books with coloured plates 360.

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        Tales of the Passions in Which is Attempted an Illustration of Their Effects on the Human Mind

      London: Wilkie and Robinson, 1808. 2 volumes. London 1808-11. 8vo. Half-calf with marbled boards. Rebacked. Corners and boards slightly rubbed. xvi, 415; 455 pages. Covers the topics of revenge and jealousy.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Trial at Large of Lieut. Gen. Whitelocke,

      London: R. Faulder, R. Lea, Wilkie and Robinson, J. Asperne & 2 others,, 1808. Late Commander in Chief of the Forces in South America, by a General Court Martial, held at Chelsea Hospital … Octavo (209 × 122 mm) Contemporary calf, rebacked, plain ruled compartments, black calf label, attractively panelled on the boards with concentric panels in gilt and blind, edges sprinkled blue, marbled endpapers. Folding map frontispiece, and 2 folding plans, half-title bound in. A little rubbed, through at the corners, half-title, frontispiece and title page somewhat stained, some browning throughout, but remains very good. First edition. Includes the 4-page "Sentence" bound in before the appendices. The fullest, and most authoritative account of the aftermath of the notorious debacle at Buenos Aires and Montevideo. "The court martial took seven weeks, and Whitelocke faced four charges covering poor diplomacy, military incompetence, and negotiation of a shameful surrender, each barely relevant to what had happened. He was found guilty and was cashiered. His fault lay in taking on a task beyond his capacity, for which those who appointed him should have shared the blame. It was also a task, in all probability, beyond the capacity of the British forces. All of those who recorded their impressions remarked that holding the Plate area against the wishes of the inhabitants was impossible: they wanted either Spanish rule or independence; a British conquest would have been extremely unpleasant, and ultimately a costly failure. Whitelocke's surrender and evacuation permitted the army to be returned to Britain to fight the real enemy, Napoleon. Many of Whitelocke's regiments went to fight in Spain later in 1808. Nevertheless he had shown himself incompetent" (ODNB).

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        Dr. Goldsmith’s Celebrated Elegy on that Glory of her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize,

      John Harris, 1808. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Published by John Harris, Nov. 1808. The date on cover is 1809. First edition, title and 12 copper engraved plates incorporating text. The plates are coloured by hand and are similar to the work of caricaturist Henry Bunbury. There is an inscription ‘Ann Clarke, a present from her cousin, Fanny White July 1810.’ There is slight soiling throughout, the original printed wrappers are soiled and worn, the spine has been repaired, [Moon 391(1)], 16mo. Scarce. & Dr. Goldsmith, from 1760, was associated with the publisher John Newberry, who was succeeded by John Harris in 1802.The British Library does have this edition and an earlier printed version of ‘Elegy on that Glory of her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize’ dated circa 1770. &

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        The Embargo; or, Sketches of the Times. A Satire.

      The first collection of Bryant's verse. The title poem, issued as a pamphlet in June 1808 is printed for the first time in its enlarged corrected version of 420 lines, and the seven other poems (1807-08) are published for the first time in a volume. Avidly collected and very scarce, a worldwide catalog search records only 41 institution holdings while the first issue of the title poem is excessively rare, the 2 known copies purchased more than 100 years ago. Offered is a historic specimen in self-wrappers with cover title, (cover variant 1-BAL 1583), bound ca. 1880-90 by the Macdonald Bindery in full morocco decorated in gold leaf. In the order of acquisition, the owners include: Dr. Joseph Wiener [1828-1904], who co-founded the Department of Pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which became part of Columbia University in 1891, Evert Jansen Wendell [1860-1917], a woolen merchant and philanthropist who donated a celebrated collection of American literary manuscripts to his alma mater, Harvard University, and the sculptor, Frances Bryant Godwin [1892-1975], the great-granddaughter of William Cullen Bryant, her 3-lines ownership inscription in orchid ink with signature and August 7, 1952 date, done at Roslyn-site of Cedarmere, Bryant's home from 1843 where she maintained a  studio. BRYANT: widely considered the first significant poet of the independent United States. The title poem, first published when he was 14 is important in American history, for some verses became a rallying cry for groups opposed to the Embargo Act and its Supplements. Bryant vilifies President Thomas Jefferson and in the lines, "Go scan, Philosophist; thy-charms, / And sink supinely in her sable arms" /, refers to his house slave lover, Sally Hemings. EMBARGO ACT: Passed by the 10th U.S. Congress, December 21, 1807, in response to the Chesapeake Affair and ongoing British impressment of American sailors, the Act and its Supplements was repealed in 1809 before President Jefferson left office. His own Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin opposed the Embargo and it was widely vilified by merchants in the New England states. PROVENANCE: In order of acquisition: 1) Joseph Wiener, M.D., 1046 Fifth Avenue, New York, his small address stamp in blue letters, foot of the title page. Dr. Wiener commissioned the Washington Irving statue by Friedrich Beer that formerly stood in Bryant Park 1885-1932. 2) Evert Jansen Wendell, his ownership documented by a Harvard University library stamp noting his 1918 bequest (small, black ink, head of verso of title page). 3) Harvard Library duplicate copy release stamp (small, black ink). 4) Frances Bryant Godwin, daughter of William Cullen Bryant's eldest daughter, Francis and the editor, Parke Godwin, her inscription in neat script handwritten on the front blank flyleaf. CONDITION DETAIL: Owner Markings: stamps and inscription, as described. Pages: title page: scattered light soiling and spotting, light top edge wear, imprint at head of a largely erased handwritten note too light to read, stain spot following s in poems, several stain spots at foot, and tiny bottom corner chip. p. 17: slight fore-edge chip: pp. 23-24: fore-edge serrated. Covers: clean and bright, sides with corner and top edge wear. Spine: edgewear, some foot and crown wear with slight crown loss and some wear to bands. Gilt: bright, except t in 'the' rubbed out. Binding: excellent. SIZE: 162 x 112 mm (6.38 x 4.41 inches). FINE BINDING: by Macdonald-N.Y. Their name is stamped in gold leaf on the rear turn-in. Established in 1880 in New York City, the proprietor, James Macdonald [1850-1920], formerly with William Matthews, quickly became known as an exceptionally skilled craftsman, the bindery renowned for its hand tooling. The wrappers are bound into dark forest green morocco boards sewn with burgundy endpapers, the spine with raised bands in 6 compartments with gold leaf letters, the sides with spacious, double ruled borders and a perfectly balanced tri-petal with center vein at each corner, the Arts & Crafts decorative pattern repeated on the turn-ins. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 36 pages with 8 verse works: (5) pp., 6-35 pp., (1) p. (Bindery later added 11 blank leaves, 1 at front and 10 following work.) (5) pp., title and verso with copyright, Advertisement from February 1809 asserting Bryant's authorship and blank verso, first page of preface by Bryant, dated October 25, 1808, (Expresses sentiments of the title poem that the Embargo Act was inimical to commerce.), 2nd p. preface, p. 6, poem-Embargo, dated April 1808, pp. 7-20, with Alexander Pope quote from Essay on Satire, " When private faith and public trust are sold"; Spanish Revolution, pp. 21-26, Ode to Connecticut, pp. 27-29, The Reward of Literary Merit, pp. 29-31, Enigmas (and footnote), pp. 31-33, The Contented Ploughman, pp. 33-35, Drought, p. 35, and a Horace translation, p. 36. REFERENCE: Sabin 8815. BAL 1583. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Le Cook de la Jeunesse

      Paris,: no publisher, 1808.. Two volumes, duodecimo, three folding engraved plates after John Webber, charming early printed prize label to front endpapers; a little rubbed but a very good set in original tree calf, ornate gilt spines with black morocco labels. A beautiful set of this charming and popular French account of various voyages for children. As the title suggests, much of the material here is taken directly from the voyages of Captain Cook. The three folding engraved plates, all after Webber, respectively depict a Maori war canoe, a walrus hunt and a Tahitian human sacrifice.There were a number of juvenile editions based on Jean-Pierre BÈrenger's popular collections of voyage accounts which first appeared in 1780. BÈrenger was a Swiss polymath; politically active, he was exiled from Geneva and spent much of his adult life in Lausanne. He wrote several important books on geography and the voyages to the Pacific. This Paris edition is largely devoted to the voyages of Cook and has chapters describing Tahiti, New Zealand, Unalaska, and the Sandwich Islands, followed by an abridged life of the navigator. Forbes notes that the second volume of this work includes a lengthy section, some fifty pages, devoted to Hawaii.Attractively for such a juvenile edition, this set was awarded as a prize to one Mademoiselle Nathalie Guillemet in 1825, for her proficiency in the English language, with the original printed prize label on the front endpaper. A second award from 1828 to Mlle. Guillemet is tipped in to the front of the second volume.No copy of this version is recorded by Forbes in Hawaiian National Bibliography, though its existence is noted in the entries for two Avignon editions (370 & 495).Beddie, 70; Muir, 669; not in Ferguson.

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work, of the best state of the 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. With copious Notes, and a Biographical and Literary Introduction. By the Rev. T.F. Dibdin

      London: Printed by William Bulmer, at the Shakespeare Press, for William Miller, Bookseller, 1808 Large Paper edition of this well edited edition of Utopia, limited to 250 copies. The regular edition was in two octavo volumes. The portrait of the More family only occurs in the Large Paper edition. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked to style. Spine stamped in blind with gilt green morocco label. All edges gilt. Two parts in one, quarto. 9" x 7 1/8." . VIII, clxxx, 464, [1, errata] pp. Corners worn, title-page, frontispiece, and following page lightly browned, occasional light foxing. A very good copy.

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        Anleitung zur Fechtkunst nach mathematisch-physikalischen Grundsätzen bearbeitet von D. Johann Wilhelm Roux, Lehrer der Mathematik und Fechtkunst am Pagen-Institute zu Gotha. Erstes Bändchen (alles Erschienene!). Die Anleitung zum Stossfechten enthaltend

      Jena, Akademische Buchhandlung 1808.. Mit 10 Kupfern (recte: 21 Darstellungen auf 5 gefalt. Tafeln). VIII, 96 S. Pappband d. Zt. 20 x 17 cm. Thimm 248. - Die Kupfer teils nach Schnorr. - Bestoßen und berieben. Alter Namenseintrag auf der Titelei (Trompheller; evtl. Ernst Ludwig T., Vater des gleichnamigen Gelehrten, vgl. ADB XXXVIII, 649), etwas gebräunt und braunfleckig, die Tafeln teils knitterspurig und mit kl. Läsuren, insgesamt ordentlich.

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        The Life of John Dryden (Limited),

      James Ballantyne and Company, Edinburgh 1808 - Printed for William Miller, London. First edition. 4to. [vi], 532pp. One of fifty copies printed in quarto. Original cloth spine, printed paper label, paper over boards. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Nicely rebacked at an early date preserving the original spine and endpapers. Uncit. Label darkened and worn, board edges worn, first few and last few pp. lightly foxed, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marmion. A Tale of Flodden Field

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and William Miller, and John Murray, London, 1808. First edition, first impression. Full fine tooled pebbled calf, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, outer gilt rules, elaborate inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, sewn-in bookmark. Front board very tender but threads still holding, joints rubbed, some minor rubbing along top edges and a few bands, otherwise a crisp, tight copy, gilt glowing, with some faint scattered foxing. A beautiful production. 4to (26 cm). Second state of the first impression with cancels on three leaves (c1, B1, X3). One of 2000 copies issued. The poem concerns Lord Marmion who is after a favorite of Henry VIII, the wealthy heiress, Clara de Clare. He implicates her fiance, Sir Ralph De Wilton, in a treasonable plot, but eventually De Wilton has Marmion unmasked just as the battle of Flodden Field (one of the greatest disasters in Scottish history [1513]) begins. Marmion is killed in the battle while De Wilton regains his honor, estates, and Clara. The book was a tremendous success, despite its exceedingly high price, with at least three editions issued the same year. NCBEL III, 370. Ruff 59 (see pp.49-53).

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        Red Grouse

      [London: Random and Sneath, 1 February 1808]. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Frederick Christian Lewis and George Maile (shaved with loss of publication line, expert repair touching image area). 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. 16 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches. One of a series of shooting subjects, after Reinagle, published between 1806 and 1810. The exact number in the series is open to question: Siltzer calls for 10, and Charles Lane 14. Philip Reinagle "animal and landscape painter, was born in 1749. He entered the schools of the Royal Academy in 1769, and afterwards became a pupil of Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), whom he assisted in the numerous portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte. He exhibited first at the Royal Academy in 1773, sending portraits almost exclusively until 1785, when the monotonous work of producing replicas of royal portraits appears to have given him a distaste for portraiture, and to have led him to abandon it for animal painting. He became very successful in his treatment of sporting dogs, especially spaniels, of birds, and of dead game. In 1787, however, he sent to the academy a View taken from Brackendale Hill, Norfolk, and from that time his exhibited works were chiefly landscapes. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1787, but did not become an academician until 1812, when he presented as his diploma picture An Eagle and a Vulture disputing with a Hyæna. He likewise exhibited frequently at the British Institution." (DNB). Lane Sporting Aquatints and their Engravers I, p.60 & II, p.53; Siltzer p.236.

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