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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        THE GENTLE SHEPHERD, A PASTORAL COMEDY. HAND COLOURED EDITION

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        OPERE DI GALILEO GALILEI. NOBILE FIORENTINO. [GIA LETTORE DELLE MATEMATICHE NELLE VNIUERSITA DI PISA, E DI PADOUA, DI POI SOPRAORDINARIO NELLO STUDIO DI PISA. PRIMARIO FILOSOFO, E MATEMATICO DEL SERENISSIMO GRAN DUCA DI TOSCANA.]

      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 DIMOSTRAZIONI...as 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.

      [Bookseller: Calendula Horticultural Books]
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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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        The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. With his life. Engravings on wood by Bewick

      Alnwick: Catnach and Davison, 1808. First edition. Two volumes. Original gray paper covered boards with white paper spines. 14 full-page wood engravings and 45 tailpiece engravings by Thomas Bewick. With printers two-line colophon at very end, 1808 as called for. One spine with less than half remaining, the other spine chipped top and bottom, else a very presentable, one cover neatly detached; else an unsophisticated and completely untrimmed copy of a very scarce Thomas Bewick title, almost never seen in the original paper binding.

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        Melancholy Disaster of His Majesty's Ship the Guardian

      London,: Thomas Tegg, c., 1808.. Duodecimo, folding frontispiece clipped to caption (as common), 24 pp. numbered [5]-28 as issued; a good copy with some of the familiar browning, blue paper wrappers, original stitch-sewing holes visible in the margin. A very good copy of a scarce chapbook, one of very few works to publish an account of the loss of the Guardian en route to Botany Bay, and with a dramatic folding frontispiece showing the vessel dwarfed by a vast iceberg, from the series on marine disasters printed for a popular audience by London publisher Thomas Tegg.Other dramatic accounts in Tegg's series include the wreck of the Antelope at Palau, the Anson at Cornwall and the disastrous loss of the Porpoise and Cato on the Great Barrier Reef.Edward Riou, a Cook midshipman, won everlasting fame for his heroic action in saving the convict transport Guardian after she struck ice two weeks out of the Cape of Good Hope bound for New South Wales. With only 60 men remaining who had not left the Guardian in her longboats, Riou steered the severely disabled vessel back to the Cape on a hellish voyage of nine weeks as they worked the pumps day and night. Fondly remembered as one of England's most illustrious seamen, Nelson himself observed on his death that 'In poor dear Riou the Country has sustained an irreparable loss', while a sea-shanty popular in the English navy ran 'Riou was a gallant man; Heigh-ho! Riou!'Tegg's chapbooks are becoming increasingly scarce. Ferguson gives this a putative date of 1808: it is interesting to note that the paper in this copy is water-marked 1806.Ferguson, 464.

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        THE HISTORY of THE RISE, PROGRESS, and ACCOMPLISHMENT of THE ABOLITION OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE-TRADE by THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT

      FIRST EDITION, 1808, STILL IN THE ORIGINAL BOARDS AND UNTRIMMED AS ISSUED. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 8¾ x ½ inches, 3 engraved plates, 2 folding, 1 folding is the large famous illustration of the layout on a slave ship, 1 small text illustration, pages: [4], 1-572; [2] 1-592 plus small tipped in advert, original blue paper boards, pages untrimmed, many pages unopened, mostly in Volume 1. Spines worn with most of the original paper missing, no printed labels. Hinges weak but still holding, inner paper hinges cracked, occasional pale age-browning and spotting, pale brown offset from large folding plate to text either side, slight pale browning and spotting to all plates, a few margins have small closed tears and a few are badly opened, mostly affecting margins, no loss to text, otherwise a very good set in the orginal boards. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America Volume I, 13486. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of President Edwards, in Eight Volumes, Complete

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas. 1808. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, 1808. Full calf 8vo's with brown and red leather spine labels, gilt. A very good set treated with early 19th century library stickers on spine and bookplate to front flyleafs, otherwise clean copies with occasional mild foxing. Minor insect damage to three of the boards. Light rubbing wear to boards, though leather remains mostly supple and bindings firm. An excellent copy of this rare set. CONTENTS: I. Memoirs of the late Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Farewell sermon. Result of a council at Northampton. Humble inquiry concerning the qualifications for membership in the visible Christian church. Reply to Williams. II. Work of redemption. Dissertation on the nature of virtue. Observations concerning the mysteries of Scripture. III. A narrative of many surprising conversions. Thoughts on the revival of religion in New England. An humble attempt to promote explicit agreement in prayer. Life of Rev. D. Brainerd and reflections upon it. IV. A treatise concerning religious affections. Observations concerning faith. Reasons against Dr. Watts's notion of the preexistence of Christ's human soul. V. Inquiry into the modern prevailing notions of freedom of will. Miscellaneous observations concerning the divine decrees in general and election in particular. Concerning efficacious grace. Continued VI. Dissertation concerning the end for which God created the world. Doctrine of original sin defended. Observations upon particular passages of Scripture. Theological . VII. Fifteen sermons on various important subjects, doctrinal and practical. VIII. A continuation of sermons on various and important subjects.

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        The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, by

      London 1808. . Forty-four volumes (of 45), 12mo, lacking volume XII, or the seventh of ten volumes of the Spectator. 17 volumes with portrait frontispieces. Contemporary tree calf, gilt banded spines, sunned and with 12 volumes lacking their labels, all but 11 volumes also lacking their small roundels of green morocco showing the volume numbers, some wear to a few spine ends otherwise a pretty and well preserved set. Containing the articles of some of the 18th century’s most brilliant polemicists, including Samuel Johnson, Joseph Warton, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison and Jonathan Swift, this set collects in full twelve publications, viz. the Tatler, the Spectator, the Guardian, the Rambler, the Adventurer, the World, the Connoisseur, the Idler, the Mirror, the Lounger, the Observer and the Looker-on. A major work of scholarship, DNB comments of Chalmers “No man ever edited so many works... for the booksellers of London”

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED THE TWENTY SECOND ULTIMO, TO INQUIRE IF ANY, AND WHAT COMPENSATION OUGHT TO BE MADE TO CAPTAIN PIKE AND HIS COMPANIONS, FOR THEIR SERVICES IN EXPLORING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AND OF THE OSAGE, ARKENSAW, AND LA PLATE RIVERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR TOUR THROUGH NEW SPAIN

      Washington: A. & G. Way, 1808.. 3,[1]pp. Dbd. Minor age-toning and dampstaining. A very good copy. A report made on March 9, 1808 regarding if and how to compensate Zebulon Pike for his explorations of the Mississippi River (see HOWES P372). The document prints a letter of praise from Henry Dearborn to Pike congratulating him on his endeavors, and includes the curious mention of one Joseph Ballenger. Ballenger was a sometime companion of Pike who left the expedition to pursue a "Spanish project," but the committee purposefully omits who hired Ballenger and what his task was. Given that Gen. Wilkinson had written Pike's instructions himself, and given Wilkinson's association with Aaron Burr's own Spanish project, Ballenger's errand into the wilderness is doubly suspect. An attractive Pike item, and quite rare. GOODSPEED 417-432. BRAISLIN 1472. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16557.

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        Brighthelmstone, Fishermen Returning

      London: Published by I. & W. Macgavin, No. 107 New Bond Street, Oct. 1, 1808. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 13 5/8 x 20 1/4 inches. 15 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A peaceful view of fishermen at Brighthelmstone, from Philippe Loutherbourg's great work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This impressive aquatint is plate five of Phillip Jacques Loutherbourg's seminal work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." This accomplished text is comprised of six large aquatint views engraved after Loutherbourg's acclaimed paintings. The work, which was first engraved in 1801 by J. C. Stadler, was later re-engraved in 1808 by J. Hill. This is a charming scene depicting fishermen returning to Brighthelmstone Beach. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London's Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the "Eidophusikon," a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, no.6, plate 5.

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        Marmion a Tale of Flodden Field

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

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        Interesting Narrative of the Loss His Majesty's Armed Vessels the Porpoise

      London,: Thomas Tegg, 1808.. Duodecimo,[ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), with a folding engraved frontispiece of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato; a nice copy in a neat recent binding of tan calf with a crimson label. Very scarce London chapbook recounting the dismal wrecking off the Great Barrier Reef of the ships Porpoise and Cato bound from New South Wales to China in August 1803. This was the beginning of what was to be a disastrous voyage back to England for Matthew Flinders who shipped with the Porpoise after completing his circumnavigation. The Investigator had been damaged, apparently beyond repair, and he chose to go back to England in search of a seaworthy ship. The Porpoise left Port Jackson on 10 August 1803, taking the route via Torres Strait; on 17 August she went ashore on Wreck Reef, in open ocean about 740 miles NNE of Sydney. Two merchant vessels were with her; one, the Cato, was wrecked a short distance away, and the other, the Bridgewater, disappeared and was never heard of again.Flinders made a camp on the reef, organised the refugees, and made the journey back to Sydney in a ship's cutter, returning with rescue vessels. One of them, the Cumberland, took him and ten chosen men onwards - on a terrible voyage, the final humiliation of which was Flinders' imprisonment on Mauritius. 'The authorship is attributed in the text to one "Mr Fitz-Daniel", who is stated to have been the officer of the watch when the Porpoise struck, and the officer who accompanied Flinders in the cutter. There was no such person. The account is plagiarized from that in the Sydney Gazette, with additions supplied by the fancy of the compiler. A curious feature is that wherever numbers are given, one is added in this version, presumably to allow for the fictitious "Mr Fitz-Daniel"' (Ferguson). Authenticity apart, the text is well written and has much detail that did not appear in the Gazette report, including "Observations on the natural productions, and the manners of the natives of New South Wales". The publisher, Thomas Tegg, was a prolific publisher of chapbooks in London; his son later emigrated to become a significant early Sydney printer.Ferguson, 474; Wantrup , 69.

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        Extraordinary Hardships and Adventures of Captain David Woodard

      London,: Thomas Tegg, circa, 1808.. Small octavo, 28pp, large folding aquatint frontispiece, old wrappers, in cloth case with ties. Scarce copy of a rare Tegg pamphlet, detailing the adventures of an American sailor in modern Sulawesi in the early 1790s. Woodard's account is of some note due to the fact that it represents a relatively early and significant English-language account of the seas of south-east Asia, notably the Celebes Sea, but also Batavia (Jakarta).Woodard had sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia bound for Manila. He and five companions were sent off in small boat to purchase provisions, but found themselves cut off by a storm, finally landing at Celebes where one of them, Archibald Millar, was killed in a fight with the local Malays. Imprisoned by their captors, they finally escaped with the help of a Muslim priest, and made their way back to Batavia.The pamphlet is based on The Narrative of Captain David Woodard (London, 1804), but being much shorter does not include that longer works notes mutiny on the Bounty; the wrecks of the Antelope and Pandora; the sufferings of some of the crew of the Shah Hormazier in Torres Strait.Tegg pamphlets, especially those in good condition, are quite uncommon. Ferguson originally noted only one copy of this (NYPL), but added three in time for the Addenda: his own copy, and copies in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Ferguson also gives the putative date of 1808 for publication, which is supported by the fact that one page of the present copy is clearly watermarked "1807".Ferguson, 478.

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        Lettres Et Pensees Du Marechal Prince De Ligne / Publiees Par Mde La Baronne De Stael Holstein ; Contenant Des Anecdotes Inedites Sur Joseph II, Catherine II, Frederic-Le-Grand, Rousseau, Voltaire, & C. ; Et Des Remarques Interessantes Sur Le Tucs

      A Londres : De L'Imprimerie De T. Harper Le Jeune Et Cie ... Pour B. Dulau Et Cie. , 1808-1809, 1809. 2nd Edition. Description; 2 volumes, complete. 19cm. Subject: Ligne, Charles Joseph, prince de, 1735-1814. Correspondence. Austria/Belgium - History - 1789-1815 - Sources. Referenced by: NUC pre-1956, 333: 59. Cf. Querard, 5: 306. Cf. Schazmann, P. -E. Bibl. Des œuvres de Mme de Stae¨l, p. 60, no. 38. Cf. BM, 137: 522. Very good copies both in the original full aniline calf. Dark morocco labels (lacking that of vol. 1) . Gilt cross bands with the compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed anbd dulled. Scans &c. On request.

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        AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY; OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Some offsetting of plates onto text, unevenly browned, some spots and stains. One plate is nicked in the outer edge, another with an early repair along the gutter, neither affecting the image. Spines lightly faded, extremities a bit worn, some inner hinges cracked. Very Good set of this attractive and historic work. Nine folio (10-1/2" x 14") volumes in early 20th-century quarter red roan leather, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on the spines. Illustrated with 76 hand-colored engraved plates after Wilson by Alexander Lawson, Benjamin Tanner, G. Murray, and J. G. Warnicke. FIRST ISSUE (preface dated 1 October 1808) of this pioneering work by the "father of American ornithology." Wilson's original drawings and paintings of birds and detailed observations of their habits and habitats combined to produce "the first truly great American ornithology and also the first truly outstanding American colour plate book of any type" (Bennett 114), predating Audubon. The numerous figures represent 262 species of birds, 39 of which were new to science and 23 re-classified. Volumes I-VII were published during the author's life; Volume VIII was edited by George Ord and Volume IX completed by him from Wilson's notes and his own observations. Sabin 104597; Zimmer page 679. Pencil signature of Francis C. Stanwood on each title page dating the binding to 1907. A superb American production. Along with Audubon it is one of the color plate masterpieces of the 19th century, significantly less expensive to obtain though becoming very difficult to locate.

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        American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature

      Philadelphia: published by Bradford & Innskeep, 1808-1814. 9 volumes in three, imperial quarto. (13 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches). 7pp. list of subscribers at back of vol.IX. 76 hand-coloured engraved plates (two folding), some heightened with gum arabic, all after Wilson. Expertly bound to style in half green morocco over early marbled paper-covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers. First edition of Wilson's monumental American Ornithology. Wilson's Ornithology was the most comprehensive illustrated work on the subject published to its date. In all, the 76 plates depict 320 birds from 278 different species, of which 56 had never before been illustrated. All of the illustrations were after drawings made by the self-taught Wilson, who travelled the country in search of specimens, covering some 10,000 miles through mostly rugged terrain over a seven year period. Much of the hand- colouring of the sets was accomplished by Wilson himself (indeed, during the publication of much of the work, it was his only source of remuneration): "the correct execution of the plates will be rendered more secure, by the constant superintendence of the Author; and by the whole of the colouring being performed in his own room, under his immediate inspection" (Vol. IV, Preface). The work is further notable as among the earliest entirely native colour plate books; i.e. authored in America and printed in America on American paper, using type produced in America, and illustrated with plates engraved in America and hand-coloured in America. In August 1813, during his research for the final volume and before the publication of the penultimate volume, Wilson observed a bird from a distance he believed was a specimen he desired and waded across a river to get a closer look. He died ten days later from dysentery. Thus, the final two volumes were seen through the press and edited by his close friend George Ord, later President of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Ord, writing in the Preface to the final volume, writes of Wilson: "Upon the future Ornithologist will devolve the pleasing duty of completing the history of the Birds of the United States, so ably commenced and carried on by the indefatigable Wilson, with honor to himself and advantage to science and literature. With respect to our country in particular, how much gratitude do we owe that excellent naturalist, for the treasure which he afford us in his inestimable work! He has unfolded a rich scene to our view; revealed new wonders to our meditation; and taught us that there cannot be a more rational amusement, that which springs from the study of the birds, that diversified portion of animated nature." This first edition set is comprised of the second, corrected issue of volume one and first issues of the remaining. Referring to the second issue of the first volume, Burns writes: "Three hundred additional copies of [the] initial volume with the original imprint of 1808 appeared after Wilson's return from his successful canvass through the Southern States in 1809, and explains the long break between publication of the first and second volumes. This is not merely a reprint, for the type was reset, errors corrected, and the author made ... changes in the text under the head of the Wood Thrush, p. 33" (Burns). Only 500 sets of the first edition of Wilson's Ornithology were produced and considering the lengthy publication, few sets are found complete. Furthermore, the first edition is notorious for being susceptible to severe foxing and browning; the present set is among the cleanest sets we have ever handled. Anker 533; Bennett p. 114; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 155; Nissen IVB 992; Sabin 104597; Zimmer p. 679-80; Wilson Bulletin #69 (December 1909) pp.176-177; Wood p.630

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        AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY, OR, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES: ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES; ENGRAVED AND COLORED FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS TAKEN FROM NATURE

      Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep, 1808-1814.. Nine volumes. Seventy-six engravings, with excellent handcoloring. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly backed to original style in red calf with plain gilt rules, title and volumes numbers stamped in gilt. Some light wear to text leaves. Moderate to heavy foxing and offsetting from plates, as usual with this work, but far better than typical. Wilson's work was the most important work on American ornithology before Audubon and the most elaborate color plate book published in America up to its time. Wilson, a Scot, began work on American birds in 1802 with the encouragement of William Bartram. The feverish pace of his work, which began to be published in 1808, weakened his constitution, and he died suddenly in 1813, with the eighth volume in press. His friend George Ord completed the work and wrote a memoir in the final volume. Although incomplete in scope, because of Wilson's narrow geographical travels and his early death, it was by far the most extensive work about American birds. Likewise, the color plates set a new standard of achievement for works produced in America, even though Wilson's artistry was sometimes crude, and the depictions of birds are stiff and out of scale compared to Audubon. In fact, as a self-taught poet and schoolmaster who came late to such work, he did a remarkable job, although he was fated to be outshone by Audubon. Wilson's first volume appeared in September, 1808; the present set is the second issue, with a different imprint than the first. The second volume came out in 1810, the third and fourth in 1811, the fifth and sixth in 1812, and the seventh and eighth in 1813. Ord produced the final volume in 1814. Wilson's book is a great pioneering effort in both American bookmaking and science. It remained a standard book even after Audubon, and possibly went through more editions than Audubon's octavo set, staying in print in one form or another until the 1880's. Bennett calls it "the first truly outstanding American color plate book of any type." MEISEL III, p.369. DAB XX, p.317. BENNETT, p.114. SABIN 104597. REESE, STAMPED WITH NATIONAL CHARACTER 3.

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        AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY, OR, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES... (Wilson, Ord) Nine Volumes. and AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY; OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS INHABITING THE UNITED STATES, NOT GIVEN BY WILSON (Bonaparte) Four Volumes

      Philadelphia:: Wilson--Bradford & Inskeep. Bonaparte--Mitchell (Vol. I), Carey, Lea & Carey (Vols. II, III); Carey & Lea (Vol. IV) ,, 1808. THIRTEEN VOLUMES. Two Complete Sets. First Edition First State of the nine Wilson-Ord volumes with the preface dated September 1, 1808 in Volume I. Bound in contemporary red leather spines and corners, marbled boards. Spine in 8 compartments with gilt rules Faded gilt titling and numerals spines. Complete with all 76 color plates. Bindings tight but worn with chipping particularly spine tips. Covers rubbed, cover edges worn. There is considerable foxing to the text and plates varying from mild to heavy. Offsetting likewise varies from mild to marked. Tissue guards absent volumes I, II. Many but not all present in the other volumes. & First Edition of the four Bonaparte volumes with the First Issue of the first volume with the Samuel Augustus Mitchell (not Carey & Lea) imprint. Complete with all twenty-seven color plates. Bound in contemporary red leather spine and corners. Gilt lettering and decoration spine. Chip spine Vol I, hinge archivally repaired. Mild chips spine tips. Corners worn. Covers mildly worn, scuffed. Vol. I & II with some offsetting and foxing to the plates. Vol. III & IV plates generally clean.

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        The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates, taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living

      London: printed by law & Gilbert for the Author and for F.C. & J. Rivington, 1808-1803-1804-1806-1808. 5 volumes in three, octavo. (9 x 5 1/2 inches). 120 fine hand-coloured engraved plates by and after Donovan (Plates 50, 51 and 117 with sections of facing text page adhering with matching loss to facing text, browning or spotting to about 25 plates). Contemporary calf, covers tooled in gilt and blind, expertly rebacked to style, blue-green endpapers. An elegant and classic work of ichthyology and British Natural History. In this work, Donovan set out to describe only the fish he had personally examined and illustrate piscatorial portraits from paintings that he executed either from life, or which he painted very soon afterwards, i.e. whilst the subjects "yet glowed with the vivid hues of life ... as it is obviously known that nothing can be more fugitive in general than the colours of the more resplendent creatures of this tribe" (advertisement, at front of vol.I). Donovan succeeded with one exception: plate 68 and its accompanying physical description were drawn up from information supplied by "a very respectable friend." The finely-coloured plates include a number of the rarer visitors to British waters (sun-fish, king-fish, electric-ray, inter alia) as well as all of the common British fish species. A contemporary reviewer applauded the work: "It is almost superfluous to state the formidable difficulties with which the ichthyologist has to contend, who undertakes to illustrate the history of any considerable portion of the finny tribes. The local predilections of some species, the comparative rarity of others, the change of hues induced by death or even by exposure to the air, and the latent residence of all the families, conspire to render our knowledge of them very imperfect and obscure. Undaunted, however, by such obstacles, Mr. Donovan, who had already eminently contributed to elucidate various departments of British Zoology, has boldly planned and executed the present splendid delineation of our native fishes. By personally visiting the coasts, and searching for his prototypes in their own element, he has been enabled not only to make several additions to the catalogues of his precursors, but to finish a hundred and twenty plates in a very unusual style of accuracy and elegance" (Monthly Review, vol. 61 (1810), p. 238). Another reviewer concurred, writing: "A work composed of such materials, and in such a spirit can never loose [sic] its value, and we doubt not that the elegant volumes now before us will be looked upon by every competent judge as worthy of a place among the classics of Natural History" (Annual Review, vol. 7 (1809), p. 647). This set is comprised of first editions of volumes 2--5 and a later issue of the first volume. BM(NH) I, p. 473; Nissen ZBI 1141; Wood p. 322.

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        THE TWO PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS OF WILLIAM WIRT, ESQUIRE, ON THE TRIAL OF AARON BURR, FOR HIGH TREASON, AND ON THE MOTION TO COMMIT AARON BURR AND OTHERS, FOR TRIAL IN KENTUCKY

      Richmond. 1808.. Title-leaf, leaf of advertisements, 221pp. 16mo. Contemporary calf, leather label. Edges scuffed. Ownership signature on titlepage carelessly obliterated, but not egregious. Overall good and quite clean. A letter laid into this copy from legendary Americana dealer Ernest Wessen and dated 1959, states that he had never handled a copy of this work before the one at hand. Published the same year that Wirt, then future United States attorney general, was elected to the House of Delegates. His prestige was increased dramatically when he appeared for the prosecution of the case against Burr, prompting Jefferson to suggest Wirt seek a Congressional seat, which the latter declined. A rare Burr item. Streeter's copy contained a frontispiece portrait which is not always present, and is not present in this copy. HOWES W587. SABIN 104883. TOMPKINS 112. STREETER SALE 1693. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16753.

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        His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathearn

      London: W. Say, 92 Norton Street, Marylebone, July 14, 1808. Mezzotint. In excellent condition with the exception of a skillfully mended tear on the left margin extending into the image. Image size: 26 1/4 x 17 7/16 inches. 27 7/8 x 17 1/2 inches. 31 9/16 x 20 7/8 inches. An impressive portrait of His Royal Highness, Edward the Duke of Kent, at the defense of Gibraltar. Edward Augustus was the fourth son of George III and Queen Charlotte; he spent his early years in Switzerland where he received a strict education from the Baron Wagenheim. Throughout his life he took an active role in the army, joining Lord Grey's forces in the West Indies and taking part in the reduction of St. Lucia. In the political sphere, he spoke adamantly for Catholic emancipation and the abolishment of the slave trade. Edward was an active Freemason who was viewed as an intricate force in the development of Freemasonry in England. By resolving the ideological differences between the "Ancients" and the "Moderns", he succeeded in forming the United Grand Lodge of England, and thus unifying the movement under one ideological concept. Late in life, Edward married Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and their daughter Victoria became one of the most influential and best-loved monarchs of Britain. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 2.

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        A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic.] of the army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the interior parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the years 1804, 1805, & 1806. containing an authentic relation of the most interesting transactions during the expedition: a description of the country: and an account of its inhabitants, soil, climate, curiosities and vegetable and animal productions

      London: J. Budd, 1808. Octavo. (8 x 5 1/8 inches). iv, 381pp. Later half olive calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, dark brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. The first English edition of the first substantial published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The first British edition of the Gass narrative, printed in a large and elegant format as opposed to the American edition. The 2pp. introduction by the English publisher, Budd, is dated 18 April 1808 and makes virtue of the fact that Gass "appears to have been of inferior rank in the Expedition; but, for those who wish to know the unadorned truth, that circumstance is not likely to be lamented. From such facts as he records, the reader will be able to form a much more correct idea of the real state of the country, than he would from a narrative, written under the influence of a desire to establish or confirm certain pre-conceived positions; not to mention another influence, too generally prevalent in America, namely, that of self-interest, for which there may be such ample scope for indulgence, in giving an account of countries, immediately adjoining that of a nation of land-jobbers." Because of the delay in the publication of the official account, Gass' journal was the first to appear, and as such was eagerly taken up by readers starved for information about Lewis and Clark. Gass was a sergeant who, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, kept a journal of the expedition's activities, and this book is closely based on that document. "Patrick Gass was a rough reliable frontier soldier when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was made a sergeant when Sergeant Floyd died. He writes a terse soldier's narrative, exasperating in its brevity, but always with rugged honesty. His story was for many years the only true account of the expedition - the first real information the nation had of the Oregon country and of the Louisiana purchase. It is a work of primary importance" (Webster A. Jones). Field 595; Graff 1517; Howes G77; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.2; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:2.

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