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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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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      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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      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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      - EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM; S. PII V PONT. MAX. JUSSU EDITUM; CLEMENTIS VIII. ET URBANI VIII. AUCTORITATE RECOGNITUM; Et cum Missis novissimè per Summos Pontifices enarratis, ac universis Ditionibus Fedelissimorum Lusitaniae Regum huc usque pro utroque Clero concessis locupletatum. OLISIPONE EX TYPOGRAPHIA REGIA. Anno MDCCC [1808]. Junto com: MISSAE PROPRIAE SANCTORUM CONGREGATIONIS S. P. N. BENEDICTI, Quorum Festa à Monachis Nigris ejusdem Ordinis in Regnis Lusitaniae Celebrantur. PORTUCALI: EX TYPOGRAPHIA ANTONII ALVARES RIBERIO. ANNO DOMINI M. DCC. XCVIII. [1798]. 2 volumes em 1. In fólio (de 30x22 cm) com [LX], 619, CCCLIV pags; junto com 29 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele marroquin vermelho com finos ferros a ouro rolados e gravados na lombada e nas pastas com motivos florais e cruciformes. Fechos metálicos, apresentando um fecho quebrado. Folhas de guarda novas. Corte das folhas burilado e dourado. Impressão a duas cores. Ilustrado com partituras musicais e belas gravuras em extra-texto abertas em chapa da autoria de N. J. Cordeiro (1781); Silva, e outros famosos gravadores da escola de Carneiro da Silva. Missal Romano junto com ritual litúrgico da Ordem de S. Bento. Location/localizacao: raros

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        A Catalogue of the Entire and Very Valuable Library of the Late Edward King, Author of the 'Munimenta Antiqua,' 'Morsels of Criticism,' 'Hymns to the Supreme Being,' and Many Other Literary Works. Forming a Very Splendid Collection of Books in Every Department of Literature, Particularly in Natural History, the Arts, English History, and Topography. Elegant Copies of the Under Mentioned: Hortus Malabaricus, Merian's Insects, etc. etc. His Few Fine Missals, also the Large and Elegant Bookcases, all to be Sold by Auction by Leigh and S. Sotheby, Booksellers at their House, No. 145, Strand, Opposite Catherine Street, on Monday, February 1st, 1808, and Seven Following Days at 12 o'clock

      Printed 1808. Hard back binding in original half leather, gilt title lettering to the spine, marble paper covered boards. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains [vi] [60] [vi] 169 page printed catalogue. We think that this copy was used as the ledger by Leith and Sotheby's as each leaf has neatly drawn lines in the margins with the sale price of each Lot and the buyer's name to the opposite margin. Two clippings adhered opposite the title page. Rubbing to the spine edges, the last leaf has been repaired to the top corner. Edward King, miscellaneous writer, born about 1735, was the only son of Edward King of Norwich. He studied for a time at Clare Hall, Cambridge, as a fellow-commoner. On 18 Sept. 1758 he was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in Michaelmas term 1763 (Lincoln's Inn Register and Bar Book). An ample fortune bequeathed to him by his uncle, Mr. Brown, a wholesale linendraper of Exeter, rendered him independent of his profession, but he regularly attended the Norfolk circuit for some years, and was appointed recorder of King's Lynn. In his attendance on the circuit he defended a lady from a faithless lover, and afterwards married her. King was elected F.R.S. on 14 May 1767 (Thomson, Hist. of Roy. Soc. Append. iv. p. lii) and F.S.A. on 3 May 1770 (Gough, Chronological List of Soc. Antiq. 1798, p. 23). He contributed several papers to the 'Archæologia,' among which were 'Remarks on the Abbey Church of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk', reprinted separately in 1774, 'Observations on Antient Castles,' with four plates (iv. 364–413), and 'A Sequel to Observations,' with thirty-one plates (vi. 231–375), also issued separately in 1782. On the death of Jeremiah Milles in February 1784, King was elected his successor in the presidency of the Society of Antiquaries on the understanding that Lord De Ferrars (afterwards Earl of Leicester) would assume the office on the ensuing 23 April. King, however, sought to obtain re-election, and that by the employment of ungenerous tactics, but was defeated by an overwhelming majority. His speech on quitting the chair was printed, and he subsequently printed a letter in vindication of his conduct and reflecting upon the earl, and thenceforward ceased to make any communications to the Society. [Gordon Goodwin]. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Painting from an Etruscan vase [Pl. XXX]

      [Paris: P.Didot l'Ainé for Dubois Maisonneuve, 1808-1810]. Hand-coloured line engraving by A. Clener, on wove paper. Very good condition. 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches. 16 5/8 x 22 3/8 inches. A spectacularly beautiful image from a source work for the style which became known as the neo-classical revival or federal style. This plate is from an extremely scarce work titled Peintures de Vases antiques... appelés Etrusques. Using the great collections of antiquities at Malmaison, the Musée Napoleon, the Bibliothèque impériale, and the Sèvres porcelain manufactury as his source, the publisher, Dubois Maisonneuve, stated that his intention was to provide a series of plates of the highest quality illustrating the breath-taking scenes depicted by the unknown masters who decorated the Etruscan vases of antiquity. The plates were also intended as exemplars for contemporary artists, with the publisher noting that the images offered a wonderful source of inspiration: a sentiment that is still true today. Cf. Brunet II, 848; cf. Blackmer 1129

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        A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work, of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia

      London: William Bulmer, at the Shakespeare Press, for William Miller,, 1808. Translated into English by Raphe Robinson, A. D. 1551. A New Edition; With copious Notes, and a Biographical and Literary Introduction by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin. Quarto (245 × 190 mm). Recently rebound to style in red half calf, spine gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco label, blue endpapers, red and gold silk floral-patterned sides. Portrait frontispiece, engraved title page. Tiny ownership blind stamp to title page, typewritten catalogue slip tipped-in to front free endpaper. Spotting to frontispiece and title page, occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent copy, handsomely bound. First Dibdin edition. Editor Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776–1847) was a lawyer and then deacon with a passion for books and antiquities. In 1802 he published his first bibliographical volume, An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. It was well-received and brought him to the attention of George John, second Earl Spencer, a serious book collector who became his patron. Dibdin catalogued the Earl's library, and "Seymour De Ricci commented that it was 'the handsomest and most elaborate catalogue of a private library yet issued' (De Ricci, 75). Its principal value lay in Dibdin's careful establishment of the principle of first-hand examination of books, an important advance in the study of bibliography" (ODNB). Dibdin published an additional 46 books, many on bibliography and collecting, founded the Roxburghe Club, and popularised the term bibliomania. "His main contributions seem to have been his zealous enthusiasm in promoting book collecting generally among the aristocracy, as well as putting forth the principle of first-hand examination of books in the compilation of bibliographies" (ODNB). This copy of his edition of More's Utopia is particularly handsomely bound.

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      - DI D. PLACIDO ZURLA BENEDETTINO - CALMADOLESE. VENEZIA. DALLE STAMPE ZERLETTI. MDCCCVIII (1808). In 4.º de 23x16 cm. Com xvi-144 pags. Encadernação de marroquin vermelho com ferros a ouro na lombada e cercadura de ferros rolados a ouro nas pastas. Ilustrado com um mapa desdobrável contendo a 'Carta da navegar de Nicolo et Antonio Zeni fvrono in Tramontana lano 1380.' O autor sugere nesta obra que os irmãos Zeno descobriram a América. Os irmãos Zeno eram nobres italianos de Veneza, viveram na segunda metade do século 14. Irmãos do herói naval veneziano Carlo Zeno. A família Zeno pertencia à aristocracia de Veneza e exploravam o transporte entre Veneza e na Terra Santa durante as Cruzadas. Nicolò e Antonio são conhecidos por uma série de cartas e mapas (o chamado mapa Zeno), publicado no ano de 1558 por um de seus descendentes, também chamado de Nicolò Zeno. O mapa reporta a descoberta e conquista das ilhas da Frislanda, Estlanda, Engroveland, Estotilanda e Icaria e se bem que alguns historiadores encontrem paralelismo entre a Frislanda e as ilhas Feroé, ou Estlanda e as ilhas Shetland muitos consideram isto tudo como imaginação, tal como as sete ilhas do lado leste da Islândia, Bres, Talas, Broas, Iscant, Trans, Mimant, Damberc, todas elas fictícias. Cardeal Plácido Zurla, O.S.B. Cam, (1769 -1843). Foi um monge e prelado camaldulense italiano, Cardeal Vigário de Roma e escritor de geografia medieval. Zurla nasceu em Legnano, Lombardia, de pais nobres, batizado Giacinto (Jacinto). Com 18 anos entrou no Mosteiro camaldulense de São Miguel, situado na ilha de Murano na Lagoa de Veneza, tomando o nome de Placido. Foi Leitor em filosofia e teologia, e em 1802 publicou um livro teológico. Como bibliotecário, sua atenção foi atraída pelo mapa-mundo executado entre 1457 e 1459, no mesmo mosteiro pelo famoso cartógrafo camaldulense Fra Mauro. Isso levou à realização de estudos sobre viajantes da época, de que o resultado mais importante foi o trabalho ', Di Marco Polo e degli altri viaggiatori Veneziano' (2 volumes, Veneza, 1818-1819). Em 1809 Zurla foi eleito Abade de sua Congregação. Serviu como Cardeal Vigário do Papa Leão XII e seus dois sucessores. [EN] Binding: contemporary red marroquin gilt and tooled at spine and boards. Illustrated with a folding map containing the "Map of Antonio e Nicolo Zeni Missing to folios at the binning with the dedicacy. The author of this work suggests that the brothers Zeno discovered America. The Zeno brothers were noble Italian from Venice, lived in the second half of the 14th century. Brothers of Venetian naval hero Carlo Zeno. The Zeno family belonged to the aristocracy of Venice and exploring transportation between Venice and the Holy Land during the Crusades. Nicolò and Antonio are known for a series of charts and maps (called the Zeno map), published in 1558 by one of his descendants, also named Nicolò Zeno. The map reports the discovery and conquest of the islands of Frislanda, Estlanda, Engroveland, Estotilanda and Icaria and although some historians find parallels between Frislanda and the Faroe Islands or Shetland Estlanda and many consider it all as imagination, as the seven islands on the east side of Iceland, Bres, Talas, Broas, Iscant, Trans, Mimant, Damberc, all fictitious. Cardinal Placido Zurla, O.S.B. Cam, (1769-1843) was a monk and prelate, Cardinal Vicar of Rome, and writer of medieval geography. Zurla was born in Legnano, Lombardy, of noble parents, baptized Giacinto. With 18 years entered the Camaldolese Monastery of St. Michael, situated on the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, taking the name of Placido. He was a reader in philosophy and theology, and in 1802 published a theological book. As a librarian, his attention was drawn to the world map executed between 1457 and 1459, in the same monastery, by the famous cartographer Fra Mauro Camaldolese. This led to studies of early travels, and the most important result was the work ', Di Marco Polo degli altri viaggiatori a

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuale del Farmacista

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

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        Original Journal

      1808 - Original journal or daybook, from February to October 1808 of a Quaker gentleman, probably Thomas Spackman of Wilmington, Delaware. Duodecimo. Wrappers. Front wrapper separated, but still a good copy. There are many mentions of trips to attend Meetings in Philadephia and the surrounding area and some meditations on religion. There is a brief mention of a Thomas Spackman in the Quaker Collection at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Observations, on Several Parts of England, Particularly the Mountains and Lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand., 1808 - 2 vols. in 1. The third edition. Vol.I: xlvii,238pp. / Vol.II: viii,264pp. With 30 illus. Half brown leather with title label & motif on spine & marble boards. Front & rear cover sl.stianed & rubbed. Its spine sunned & partly rubbed. All edges partly stained. A small spotted on front & rear fly leaf. 24.2x16cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vie de George Washington, Général en chef des Armées Américaines durant la guerre de l'Indépendance, et Président des États-Unis d'Amérique; composée sur ses mémoires, qu'il a légués à son Parent, le très honorable Bushrod Washington

      - Précédée d'un Précis de l'histoire des Colonies fondées par les Anglais, sur le continent de l'Amérique septentrionale. Paris, Dentu, 1808. Ouvrage orné d'un portrait de Washington mais sans l'atlas comprenant les vues et les 12 cartes. 5 volumes in 8 comprenant XXIV + 534 ; 491 ; 470 ; 608 ; 556 pages. Le tout relié dans une belle reliure uniforme d'époque en plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse avec caissons ornementés, coté des plats dorés, tranches mouchetées. Bel ensemble pour cette édition assez rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lezioni di fisca generale dell'anno accademico 1869-70; unito teoria dell'azione capillare del sig. De la Place ridotta alla più semplice ed elementare geometria dal sig. Giovacchino Pessuti, inserita nel tomo XIV della società italiana delle scienze. (raccolte in due volumi manoscritti).

      Volumi due in-4° cm. 28 di pp. 860 complessive incluse due appendici con alcune tav. e appunti inseriti f.t. e di pp. 304 per il volume del Pessuti con incluse alcuni fogli con dis. tra le pagine. Quasta seconda parte che è legata con l'altra opera è datata Verona 1808. Legature in mezza pergamena con angoli, con segnalibro in stoffa e tasselli ai dorsi.

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        Raccolta di lirici italiani dall'origine della lingua sino al secolo XVIII.

      Milano, dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1808. 1808 In-8° (208x130mm), pp. (4), 294, (4), bella legatura ottocentesca, firmata dal celebre legatore inglese Francis Bedford (1799-1883), in pieno vitello biondo con triplice filetto perimetrale in oro ai piatti, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino marrone e ricchi fregi ornamentali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, unghie e dentelle decorate in oro, sguardie policrome a piuma di pavone. Ritratto di Vittoria Colonna inciso su acciaio dal Caronni all'antiporta. Ex-libris ottocentesco di Henry Collins con suo stemma nobiliare. Qualche minima fioritura. Superbo esemplare nella raffinata legatura di Bedford, definito a suo tempo da Bernard Quaritch "the best binder who ever lived". Prima edizione di questa crestomazia lirica in cui sono rappresentati i principali poeti italiani dalle origini sino al XVIII secolo. "Precede una prefazione, nella quale si tratta dell'origine e dei progressi della Poesia Lirica Italiana. L'edizione è divisa per epoche. A ciascun poeta vi sono premesse alcune brevissime notizie intorno alla vita ed alle opere di lui" (Bibliografia od Elenco ragionato delle opere contenute nella collezione de' classici italiani, p. 148). Il volume fu edito per la collana dei "Classici Italiani", il cui programma editoriale, avviato nel luglio del 1802 sotto gli auspici del Ministro della Cultura e favorita dal Melzi, prevedeva la realizzazione della prima grande biblioteca letteraria italiana, composta da 250 opere che abbracciassero cinque secoli di tradizione letteraria. Nel 1807 il libraio Francesco Fusi assunse la rappresentanza sociale della Società e operò una selezione rigorosa dei titoli, concentrandosi solo sulle edizioni più pregevoli. L'abate Robustiano Gironi (Gorgonzola, 1769-Milano, 1838), noto bibliotecario di Brera, fu fecondo poligrafo. Gamba, 2702. Bibliografia od Elenco ragionato, cit. Fusi, p. 148.

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        Oeuvres... avec des commentaires par J.L. Geoffroy.

      Le Normant 1808 Sette volumi di cm. 20, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, bei frontespizi incisi con elegante vignetta incisa a ciascuno volume (diversa per ognuno di essi), un secondo ritratto di Racine fra le preliminari e di Arnault al sesto volume, un grande fac-simile di manoscritto più volte ripiegato e 10 belle tavole posta all'inizio di ogni piéce. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro ed a secco. Tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Brunet (IV, 1080): "On placera toujours au nombre des prinncipales éditions de ce grand poete celle qu'a donnée Geoffroy...".

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        Poems Original and Translated. Second edition.

      Newark: Printed and Sold by S. and J. Ridge..., 1808.. Authorised edition, 8vo, (x), 152, 151-174 pp. Frontispiece of Harrow Church, outer edge stained, old catalogue description pasted to fly leaf. Uncut in the original marbled boards, paper spine only partially present and with both hinges cracked and loose, dark green spine label illegible. An unsophisticated copy held in a later cloth box, bookplate of Oliver Chadwyck-Healey in the box with a copy of a letter, presumably from him, sent to T.J. Wise concerning this volume loosely inserted. Although styled "second edition" there was no first edition under this title, the volume being the fourth published volume of Byron's verse after "Fugitive Pieces" (1806), "Poems on Various Occasions" and "Hours of Idleness" (both 1807). During printing Byron wrote to the publisher requesting that his "Childish Recollections" be removed, something left to the binder who failed to carry this out. As a result this copy has two leaves numbered pp151-2, one containing "Childish Recollections" and the other the continuation of the book as planned once the offending leaf had been removed. Wise I p10.

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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. Bde. III, IV, V (3 von 5 Bdn.).

      Gr.-8°; Bd. III: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl. Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. IV: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; Bd. V: 24 Taf., ca. 50 Bl Text, 2 Bl. Index; (Tafeln XLIX -CXX; 72 handkolorierte Kupferstiche), HLdr. goldgeprägt (neu aufgebunden mit dem alten Deckel), Lesebändchen, Rundummarmorschnitt, Deckel etwas geschwärzt (Brandspuren?), innen und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig sonst sauber; Ex Libris a. Vorsatz (Admiral THE HONOURABLE Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 - 1904), officer of the Royal Navy. Nissen, ZBI 1141; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Bosgoed 792; Dean I, 330. - Neben der Oktavausgabe des Bloch'schen Fischbuches wohl das schönste illustrierte Werk über dieses Thema. Mit überaus sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfern, vielfach gold- bzw. silbergehöht u. mit Eiweißlasur, auf kräftigem Papier. - Jede Tafel ist von einem weißen Deckblatt geschützt.

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        Die Nelcken nach ihren Arten

      besonders nach der J. E. Etlers in Schneeberg und anderen berühmten Sammlungen, in Blättern nach der Natur gezeichnet und ausgemahlt. Mit kurzen Bestimmungen begleitet, nebst einer Einleitung in die verschiedenen Systeme und Vorschläge zu einem einfachern und einer neunen Nomenklatur. Erstes - Zweytes Heft (von Drei). Leipzig, im Industrie Comptoir. (1808). 4:o. (2),42,(2 last blank); (3),44-62,(2 blank) pp. + 20 plates with 80 handcoloured illustrations. Plates with tissue-guards. Contemporary worn half calf. Watersoiling to inner margin and upper margin. Most textleafs with brownspotting. Plates with hardly visible watersoiling to inner margin else clean. Remains of sealwax and bluepaper on paste-downs. Hoffrath Wedel in Jena in ink on first free endpaper, R. Köster on verso and on title. 21,5 x 17 cm

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        The Swedish Army. ("Bohus Lehns Regiment" / "Regeiment de Bohus Lehn").

      First edition. London. Ackermann. 1808. Engraved and hand coloured plate of a swedish soldier in the days of the Napoleon wars. Plate area 30 x 21,5 cm. Including margins 32,5 x 27 cm. This plate is numbered 15, in handwriting. Framed and glazed. Title in handwriting under the image. Bright colouring. Great condition.. Fredric von Ebens Work "The Swedish Army" contains 25 plates. The plates were engraved by Heideloff, a german who after the french revolution moved from Paris to London and started to work for Ackermann. Rare

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        The history of Barbados,

      London, 1808. 668 + xxix large pp. 1st ed., a very clean and attractive copy with large margins, rebound in old style grey sugar paper boards retaining original label. Lacking e.p.'s and with small library h/s's on back of title page and last page. Written from the point of view of a West Indian, the welfare of whose colony home seemed indissolubly bound up with the institution of slavery. Very useful for the detailed account of the course of events during the latter part of the eighteenth century. (Ragatz) This is a later state of the edition with the title page corrected to show 'Barbados' and added corrections to the Erratum page.

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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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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS; with his life. Ornamented with engravings on wood by Mr. Bewick, from original designs by Mr. Thurston. 2 Volumes,

      Alnwick: printed by William Davison. Sold by the booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland., 1808. . 8vo (in 4s) (160x92mm), 6,(viii-)xlii,(43-)266; viii,(9-)270p. as concurs with Isaac. Frontispiece portrait, 14 full-page wood engravings by Thomas Bewick after Thurston, and 48 wood engraved vignettes by Bewick. Contemporary marbled calf, Volume 1 backstrip worn and the joints split, volume 2 rebacked. Catalogue label with added typescript of S. Roscoe & the bookplate of Thomas Baker of Old Trafford present in both volumes. (Isaac Davison's new specimen... 30; Tattersfield Thomas Bewick the complete illustrative work TB.2500B). A completely different setting, with variant vignettes, from the Catnach & Davison edition of the same year and with the frontispiece portrait of Burns in volume 1 which, as Tattersfield notes, is not always present. The partnership between Davison and John Catnach had only lasted for a few months in 1807-8, it seems therefore that their edition of Burns enjoyed a healthy enough sale to warrant Davison issuing this new edition shortly after they parted. Or did Jemmy Catnach's papa run off to London with any unsold copies of the joint printing, necessitating another edition? One would not be surprised if that were the case.

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        The history of Greece.

      London: Printed by Luke Hansard... For T. Cadell and W. Davies..., 1808.. 4 vols., 4to, full 19th C. half green calf, marbled sides, spines gilt in compartments, tan leather title labels, an attractive set. Mitfrord added another volume in 1818.

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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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        The Young Sea Officer`s Sheet Anchor; or, a Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship.

      London, Printed for John Richardson, 1808. 4to. X + (2) + 102 s. 110 kobberstukne plansjer på 55 ark. Noen få plansjer svakt skjoldet ved øvre marg. Samt. skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull.. *Contemporary half calf. 110 engraved plates on 55 sheets. Occasional light foxing and staining

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

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

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

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        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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        The Complete Angler's Vade-Mecum; Being a Perfect Code of Instruction on The Above Pleasing Science; Wherein are Detailed a Great Variety of Original Practices and Inventions; Together with All That Can Contribute to the Sportsman's Amusement and Success

      London: Payne and Mackinlay, 1808. Complete with xi introductory and table of contents pages; 316 text pages; 10 b/w line drawing plates. Exceptionally nice example of one of the earliest 19th century fishing books. Sound binding. Clean pages with some infrequent light spotting/toning. No rips or tears. Original boards re-backed with matching leather. Old bibliographic/pricing info inside the front cover. Noted for being one of the first comprehensive guides with mostly original content, see Westwood and Satchell's Bibliotheca Piscatoria. . First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The rambler

      printed for the booksellers London: printed for the booksellers. 1808. 4 volumes, 12mo, later green paper-covered boards, brown cloth shelf-back, manuscript labels on spines, recently recased with plaid endpapers; some cracking and stiffness, but generally a good set in a slightly bizarre binding. This edition not in Courtney & Smith, Fleeman, RLIN, OCLC, or NUC. Unrecorded edition?

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        Opere... milano, dalla tip. de' classici italiani, 1808-1810.

      Dodici volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Bel ritratto di Pietro Bembo inciso in rame all'antiporta del primo volume. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli; tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris a ciascun volume. Stimata e nitida edizione che comprende tutta la produziuone letteraria del Bembo così suddivisa: Gli Asolani; Le Rime, Della Istoria Viniziana; Le Lettere a' sommi Pontefici ed a' Cardinali e ad altri Signori e Persone Ecclesiastiche scritte...; Della Volgar Lingua. In fine all'ultimo volume vi si trovano gli ampi indici.

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        MEMOIR OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM, Written A.D. 1872 by the Late Rev. Williamson Jahnsenykes, LL.D. [pseud] an Hon. Member of the Royal American Board of Literature, in Six Letters to His Son . . . Now First Published, Quebeck, A. D. 1901

      Boston: Farrand, Mallory & Co., 1808. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo, later 19th century green quarter morocco, marbled boards, 48 pages, largely untrimmed. First edition, with an early institutional bookplate on the front paste-down but no other evident institutional marks. Some light damp-staining to the last few leaves; some light foxing; a bit rubbed. A very good copy. A satire on Jeffersonian politics and a story which presages the future split of the nation over slavery, but most important as a rare and heretofore under-appreciated example of a (very) early – if not the first – work of American speculative fiction. Cast as an historical account written by a father to his son and published in a notional 1901 (down to the false Quebec imprint, a decidedly modern touch), MEMOIR OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM posits a history in which the United States has split into three nations: a Northern Kingdom (New England, New York and Canada) ruled by an English viceroy (New England flies to the arms of the Northern Kingdom after a disastrous war against the forces of the King of Virginia); a francophone Southern slave-holding kingdom ruled over by a branch of Bonapartes; and the radical Illinois Republick, which remains the last hope for the principles of the original American Revolution. A look down the chronological list of American fiction in Wright suggests that while there had been earlier imaginary voyages from the pens of American authors (e.g., Royall Tyler’s 1797 Algerine Captive, which may be found in Gove, and several other Algerine tales, picaresque novels, or the Gothic elements present in the work of authors such as Brockden Brown) none appear to posit a future society. Therefore, what is likely the first American work of speculative literature and future fiction as well as what could be claimed the country's first dystopia. Furthermore, a strong argument can be made that MEMOIRS constitutes the first work of American science fiction. While it lacks the technological and fantastical elements more associated with the genre, not to mention a certain narrative drive, it clearly prefigures such better noted prototypical 19th century works as Bellamy's Looking Backward. Our research suggests the story has been unnoticed by the appropriate bibliographies and histories of science fiction and fantasy, and when noted at all anywhere is almost invariably in the context of its previously mentioned prescience on the subject of the Civil War or as a simple curiousity. This cataloguer will spare his reader a long list of “not in's,” but suffice it to say that our research, while certainly not exhaustive, was careful and deliberate. We will note the title's absence from Bleiler, despite its clear theme of futurity, which according to Bleiler's own definition, would qualify MEMOIRS as a work of science fiction: "[Science-fiction] is built principally out of three types of fiction [...] the quasi-scientific story, the lost race story, and the future story. […] More important is the third major component […] In this case futurity, perhaps with a few gimmicks or props, has traditionally been considered sufficient to classify a story [as science-fiction]. Elements of pretended science or technology may or may not be present." The failure of Jenks' tale to be recognized as – we would argue (but then we are far from being a disinterested party) – an important landmark of American speculative literature may in part be due to its scarcity. An early Anderson Gallery catalogue (1919) describes the book as “A GREAT RARITY” (emphasis theirs). We find no auction results for more than thirty years, the last at Parke-Bernet in 1968. And our favorite biblio-blogger Jeremy Dibbell has written an excellent essay1 detailing much on the circumstances surrounding publication of this work, including the following melancholy news about the fate of the novel: “the 14 December 1811 issue of the Boston Centinel reports that 532 copies in sheets were to be sold as part of a sheriff’s sale, and what happened to them after that is unknown.” In a later post2, Dibbell admits these sheets “likely met a sad end.” This cataloguer would tend to agree. [Wright I, 1467]. [Sabin 36033]. [Shaw & Shoemaker 15319].

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        Veduta degli avanzi dell'antica fortezza di S. Martino in Toscana.

      Firenze, 1808. 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 al Ferdinando Malevolti del Benino. Bella veduta di classico paesaggio toscano, con paesi e costruzioni sulle colline, filari di cipressi e figure di viandanti e contadini in primo piano. La fortezza medicea di San Martino si trova nel comune di San Piero a Sieve. Essa ? racchiusa in un perimetro poligonale, comprensivo di terrapieni e sette baluardi; occupa un intero colle e si affaccia su un'altura che scende sulla Sieve, dominando l'abitato di San Piero e gran parte del Mugello. La sua costruzione fu fortemente voluta da Cosimo I de' Medici per porre un baluardo a difesa dei possedimenti della famiglia e dello stato fiorentino, oltre che per soddisfare le pressanti richieste delle popolazioni locali, stanche dei continui saccheggi perpetuate ai loro danni da eserciti e bande provenienti dal nord. Dalla biografia ufficiale di Cosimo si legge la motivazione ufficiale ". perch? da quella parte si poteva da qualunque havesse voluto assalir lo stato fiorentino venir liberamente insino a Firenze con ogni moltitudine di gente quantunque grande, senza avvenirsi ad alcuna frontiera da poterli contrastare.". Essa prese il nome dalla vecchia chiesa parrocchiale di San Martino a Beriano. Al suo interno si trova una cappella e il mastio con le abitazioni per le truppe del Granduca di Toscana. Essendo il suo scopo quello di difendere Firenze, esso era dotato di sistemi efficaci per resistere agli assedi, come cisterne, magazzini per viveri ed armi, casematte, cucine mulini a vento, armerie e forni per fondere cannoni. Il monte su cui sorgeva era addirittura attraversato da un passaggio segreto che conduceva al fiume, per poter portare i cavalli ad abbeverarsi. Al suo interno, nella parte pi? elevata, c'? un' altra costruzione, fortificata da cinque baluardi e vi si trovava una campana che serviva da segnale. La progettazione della nuova fortezza fu affidata all'architetto Baldassarre Lanci, gi? responsabile delle fortificazioni di Grosseto, Siena e Radicofani, e la prima pietra fu posta il 30 giugno 1569; due anni dopo il Lanci moriva e l'impresa fu continuata da Bernardo Buontalenti; i lavori andarono per le lunghe, vista anche la vastit? dell'opera, che fu terminata solo nel 1608, sotto il regno di Ferdinando I. Nel 1774 questa fortezza fu chiusa da Leopoldo I di Lorena che la giudic? inutile, fu destinata ad abitazione privata e, in seguito, abbandonata. Quasi ridotta a rudere e dimenticata, oggi ? stata riscoperta ed ? sotto restauro. Non comune. Minimo foxing marginale e due lievissimi aloni di umido nel margine bianco superiore, peraltro esemplare bello e decorativo.

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        DEI SEPOLCRI. Poesie di Ugo Foscolo, di Ippolito Pindemonte e di Giovanni Torti. Aggiuntovi uno squarcio inedito sopra un monumento del Parini di Vincenzo Monti.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 198x130), mz. pelle con ang. coeva, fregi oro al dorso, pp. VIII,76 + una carta nn. con: ?Edizione protetta dalla legge 19 fiorile anno IX?. Vi sono contenuti: "Dei sepolcri", carme di Foscolo in terza edizione - "I sepolcri", versi di Pindemonte in seconda edizione - "Sui sepolcri" di Foscolo e di Pindemonte. Epistola di Torti in prima edizione - ?Lo squarcio del Monti? (tratto dal V canto inedito della Mascheroniana) in prima edizione Cfr. Mazzolà,30 - Ottolini,154: ?fu ristampato nel 1823 e 1824? - Manca all?Acchiappati. Con lieve alone a qualche fiorit., timbro di apparten. al frontesp., ma certamente un buon esemplare su carta forte.

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        Beskrifning på lifs-pusten.

      Sthlm, P. Sohm, 1808. Liten 8:o. 14 s. Hklbd från början av 1900-talet med ny röd titeletikett och gammalt grönt glanspapper på pärmarna. Ett gammalt gråpappersomslag medbundet. Några småfläckar. Samtida anteckning på titelbladets baksida och datering "aug." på s. 7. Titelsidan med en samtida oval svartstpl med initialerna "JEÖ". Fint ex. med Arthur Sjögrens exlibris.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 2914. En ny upplaga utkom 1811. Apparaten, som uppfunnits av den engelska militärläkaren Gorcy, skulle göra det möjligt att upptäcka eventuellt skendöda genom att med hjälp av ett par bälgar tömma lungorna på "qväfgas [...] utur lungorna" och med den andra bälgen fylla lungorna med "lifsluft". Att "lifs-pusten" faktiskt fungerade, intygas av A. N. Edelcrantz och H. Nicander och den "som ej har råd att köpa lifs-pusten, kan densamma till låns bekomma, emot billig vedergällning" av "commissarie Fahlman". Arbetet avslutas med en lista på de som redan beställt apparaten för 8 rdr bco. Bland beställarna märks Brahe, Brinkman, Fersen, C. Fleming, S. G. Hermelin, J. G. Oxenstierna, L. M. Philipson, Z. Strindberg och S. af Ugglas

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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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      Milano Dalla Stamperia Reale 1808 8° Pagine 248 Ottima legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone. Titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Lievissime fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Si tratta della rara edizione originale, da non confondersi con altre edizioni apparse lo stesso anno con formati più piccoli o editori diversi.

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        THE FREEMASON'S MONITOR; Or, Illustrations of Masonry - In Two Parts

      Salem - Providence: Cushing - Appleton, 1808 Webb, Thomas S. THE FREEMASON'S MONITOR; Or, Illustrations of Masonry - In Two Parts. A new and improved edition. Salem: Cushing & Providence: Appleton, 1808. First Edition Thus. 12mo 236pp., classic contemporary nautical bookplate on front pastedown of B. E. Parker designed by D. Smith. Tree calf binding neatly restored at the tips; the original gilt lined with gilt stamped red leather label spine expertly laid down. Some foxing to endpapers that have been neatly repaired in spots, contents very good & well preserved. Condition overall, very good. Quite a rare example. $477.50 - Thomas Smith Webb [1771 - 1819] author of Freemason’s Monitor or Illustrations of Masonry, a book which had a significant impact on the development of Masonic Ritual in America, & especially that of the York Rite. Webb has been called the "Founding Father of the York or American Rite" for his efforts to promote those Masonic bodies. Webb was born in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to a printer in Boston, and he afterward removed to Keene, New Hampshire, where he worked for some time at his trade. Here the three degrees of ancient craft Masonry were conferred upon him by Rising Sun Lodge. In 1793 he moved to Albany, New York and established a paper staining factory. On 14 September 1797, as appears from the copyright, he published The Freemason's Monitor, or Illustrations of Masonry. This small volume, which is now exceedingly rare, consisted of two parts, the second part containing an account of the “Ineffable Degrees of Masonry” together with several Masonic songs by the author. The publication of this work was followed by successively enlarged & improved editions in 1802, 1805, 1808, 1816, 1818, & by numerous editions after the author's decease.. 1st Edition, Thus.

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen Staatenkunde, des darauf gegründeten allgemeinen Staatsrechts und der allgemeinen Staatsklugheit nach den Gesetzen der Natur

      Winterthur, In der Steinerischen Buchhandlung 1808.. XXIV, 1 Bl., 305 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

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