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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        MISSALE ROMANUM, [Beneditino] [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA SÉC. XVIII.]

      - 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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        DISSERTAZIONE INTORNO AI VIAGGI E SCOPERTE SETTETRIONALI DI NICOLÓ ED ANTONIO, FRATELLI ZENI

      - 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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        The Poetical Works of the Late . . . With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by His Son, John Anstey

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies by W. Bulmerr 1808. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies by W. Bulmerr, 1808.. First edition.. Binding a little rubbed; very nice copy.. NCBEL II, 638. Large 4to, contemporary quarter vellum, marbled paper sides, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, untrimmed. Two portraits, four plates and eight engravings in the text. ¦ An essential work for the Anstey aficionado, with a good deal of unpublished material and an interesting memoir by his son, all handsomely produced by Bulmer.

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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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