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

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

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        Naaukeurige beschryving der uitwendige godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt .The Hague, R.C. Alberts; Amsterdam, H. Uytwerf; Rotterdam, J.D. Beman, 1727-1738. 6 volumes. Folio. With a total of 224 engraved plates, including folding and double-page plates, and some engravings in text. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Alt-Japan-Katalog 1149; for the French edition see: Lipperheide 1808; Sabin 62600. First edition in Dutch of a famous and richly illustrated work on the various religious customs, ceremonies and costumes of the world. It is the most sumptuous publication ever on the religions of the world, richly and beautifully illustrated by the French engraver Bernard Picart (1673-1733), who lived in Amsterdam from 1708 to his death. It was edited by the Amsterdam publisher Jean Frederic Bernard, the text compiled from a wide range of sources, like R. Simon, J. Abbadie, Dupin, Thiers, P. le Brun, Boulainvilliers, Reland, etc. It was translated from the original French, Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde , by Abraham Moubach. The engravings show different stages of both of the Christian and non-Christian ceremonies, the costumes of different sects, the appearances of different Gods and much more. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Some occasional spots and slight foxing. Overall a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection abrégée des voyages anciens et modernes autour du monde; avec des extraits des autres Voyageurs . enrichie de cartes, figures et des portaits des principaux Navigateurs. 12 Bde. (alles).

      Paris Dufart - 1809 1808 - 7 Frontisp. ( darunter 6 Porträts, u.a. Chr. Columbus ), mehr als 6000 SS., zahlr. Kst. u. 6! mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Karten, kl.- 8°, GLdr.- Bde. d. Zt. m. 2 farb. Rsch. u. Rvg. ( ber., besch. u. best.). Barbier I, 629; Mendelssohn I, 122; Ferguson 457; Graesse I, 285; Ebert 4947. - Mit Weltkarte, Karten von Südamerika, Nordamerika, Afrika, Asien und Australien (Neuseeland-Pazifik) die meist fehlt. Die Kupferstiche zeigen in der Mehrzahl Trachten und ethnologische Darstellungen. - Vollständige und sehr gut erhaltene Reihe.

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        Profecia politica, verificada no que está succedendo aos Portuguezes pela sua céga affeição aos Inglezes: escrita depois do terremoto do anno de 1755, e publicada por ordem superior no anno de 1762, em Madrid. Traduzida do Hespanhol

      Lisboa: Na Typografia Rollandiana, 1808. First Portuguese Edition. Hardcover. 188pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary full tree calf, spine lettered in gold and decorated with gilt floral motifs. Printed on light blue paper. With chapters on Portugal's industry, commerce, gold mining in Brazil, and more. Also includes a historical description of the Great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper, light wear to covers, tiny wormhole affecting about forty leaves. A very good+ copy. Text in Portuguese. Not in Sabin. ; 24mo.

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        The History of Cleveland in the North Riding of the County of York: Comphrehending an Historical and Descriptive View of the Ancient and Present State of Each Parish Within the Wapontake of Langbargh

      Printed by F. Jollie and Sons, Carlisle 1808 - 468pp; 17pp, appendix + 8pp, index and subscribers. Engraved title page, 9 engraved full page plates, tinted folding map and folding pedigree table. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some staining to preliminary and title pages. Darkening to page ends. Contents tight [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gezigten in de omstreken van Utrecht, opgedragen aan H.M. de Koningin der Nederlanden. Naar de natuur geteekend en op steen gebragt door P.J. Lutgers met geschiedkundige aanteekeningen van W.J. Hofdijk.[The Hague, J.D. Steuerwald], 1869. Folio. With a lithographed title-page (with a separately tinted lithographed view) and 87 tinted lithographed plates (ca. 16.5 x 22.5 cm), designed and lithographed by P.J. Lutgers. Near contemporary half sheepskin by J.A. Loebèr, Leiden

      Landwehr, Coloured plates 356; Scheen, p. 732; Thieme & Becker XXIII, p. 480. Enlarged second edition of the most detailed and extensive set of views of stately houses and their gardens, other buildings and landscapes, all in the vicinity of Utrecht, with 88 tinted lithographs (including the title-page). Most of the views show people in the foreground, and some include boats on the canals, horses, cattle, dogs, etc. The view of the town of Rhenen (35 kilometres east of Utrecht) even shows the recently introduced steam boats on the river. All were drawn in situ by Lutgers (1808-1874), who spent about ten years preparing this last of his four great series of views. This time, however, he used tint blocks, giving a beige background to most of each print, but with a few areas left white to indicate the lighting or to highlight a feature. The lithographic title-page is followed by a two-page dedication to the queen (Sophia Frederica Mathilda, wife of King Willem III), Lutgers' two-page preface, a two-page list of the plates, and eighteen pages with Hofdijk's notes on the history and owners of the houses depicted.Some of the plates foxed. Binding worn along the extremities with a few minor damages to the spine. Overall in good condition.

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        The Grave

      London: T. Bensley For Robert Cromek, 1808. 1st Edition. Very Good. FIRST EDITION WITH WILLIAM BLAKE'S ILLUSTRATIONS, IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. One of only 589 subscriber's copies. The first edition of Blair's The Grave appeared in 1743; in 1805, the publisher Robert Cromek commissioned Blake to engrave twenty illustrations for a new edition of Blair's poem based on Blake's own watercolors. "Blake's most forcible and poetical thinking on the subject of Death is crystallized in the delicately gleaming drawings for Blair's 'Grave'"(Irene Langbridge). Blake also contributed the dedicatory poem "To the Queen" to the edition. Note: This is a rare subscribers' copy with "subscribers' copy" printed at base of engraved title page. London: T. Bensley for Robert Cromek, 1808. Large quarto (approx. 37x30 in), original gray-brown boards with paper label on front, sympathetically rebacked; later endpapers. Housed in custom cloth box. Complete with engraved portrait frontispiece, additional title and 11 plates by Louis Schiavonetti after William Blake and T. Phillips (portrait of Blake). Some scuffing and edgewear to original boards (including chip on outer edge of front cover); scattered foxing. Plates clean with foxing generally contained to extreme outer margins. A very large, uncut copy of a rare subscribers' issue in original boards.

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        Naaukeurige beschryving der uitwendige godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt ...The Hague, R.C. Alberts; Amsterdam, H. Uytwerf; Rotterdam, J.D. Beman, 1727-1738. 6 volumes. Folio. With a total of 224 engraved plates, including folding and double-page plates, and some engravings in text. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 1149; for the French edition see: Lipperheide 1808; Sabin 62600. First edition in Dutch of a famous and richly illustrated work on the various religious customs, ceremonies and costumes of the world. It is the most sumptuous publication ever on the religions of the world, richly and beautifully illustrated by the French engraver Bernard Picart (1673-1733), who lived in Amsterdam from 1708 to his death. It was edited by the Amsterdam publisher Jean Frederic Bernard, the text compiled from a wide range of sources, like R. Simon, J. Abbadie, Dupin, Thiers, P. le Brun, Boulainvilliers, Reland, etc. It was translated from the original French, Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde ..., by Abraham Moubach. The engravings show different stages of both of the Christian and non-Christian ceremonies, the costumes of different sects, the appearances of different Gods and much more. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Some occasional spots and slight foxing. Overall a good copy.

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        47 eigenh. Briefe, tlw. m. Paraphe bzw. Unterschrift.

      Zus. ca. 168 S., 8 bis 4. Lady William Russell (17931874) was the wife of Lord George William Russell and a notorious socialite. Elizabeth Anne was the only child of Captain the Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon (died 1808), the brother of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. She married Russell on 21 June 1817. A beautiful and energetic cosmopolitan who had enjoyed a broad European education, Lord Byron praised her in Beppo as one whose bloom could, after dancing, dare the dawn. However, her outspoken Tory sympathies won her few friends among her husband's Liberal circle. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux described her as that accursed woman. She and Russell had three sons, all of whom she tutored at home, perhaps lending them a rather distinctive approach to life [...]. Benjamin Disraeli said in conversation, I think she is the most fortunate woman in England, for she has the three nicest sons (Wikipedia). - [...] Im Hause der seiner Familie von Karlsbad her befreundeten Lady William Russel und mit deren später im öffentlichen Leben eine Rolle spielenden Söhnen Arthur und Odo verbrachte M. [Alfred Meißner] eine reizvolle Londoner season, durchwanderte zwei Wochen mit M. Hartmann Schottland, die Heimath seiner Mutter und ihm von Kindheit an liebe geschichtlich-poetische Schauplätze, suchte nochmals Heine in Paris auf und fuhr dann, theils des Umherirrens überdrüssig, theils sehnsüchtig dem Elternhause zu [...] (L. J. Fränkel: Alfred Meißner, in: ADB LII, 773ff.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag (dieser mit Randläsuren). - Beil. zwei hübsche altkolor. lithogr. Ansichten von Karlsbad (Der Hirschsprung bzw. Die neue Wiese 8 x 12 cm, Blattgr. 12,5 x 16 cm zu haben bei A. Seifert in Carlsbad), die Lady Russell dem Empfänger in einem Schreiben mitsandte. - Weiters beiliegend ein Briefentwurf Mislins an Monsieur le Curé sowie 2 Bll. mit Notizen Mislins in Zusammenhang mit Lady Russell. - Vereinzelt m. Knickspuren bzw. kl. Ein- oder Ausrissen. -

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        Alwin. Ein Roman in zwei Bänden.

      Berlin, Friedrich Braunes, 1808. - Titel, 349 Seiten; Titel, 1 Blatt Druckfehlerverzeichnis des 1. Bandes, 299 Seiten, 1 Seite Verlagsanzeigen. Erste Ausgabe. Neu gebunden unter Erhaltung der alten Vorsätze, Name auf Vorsatz, die ersten Seiten des ersten Bandes gering fleckig, sonst nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Neuere Pappbände mit Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Weltumsegler. Oder: Reise durch alle fünf Theile der Erde mit vorzüglicher Hinsicht auf ihre Bewohner, auf die Schönheiten und Merkwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. Zum Selbstunterricht der Jugend zweckmäßig abgefasst. 3 Bände (Bände 1, 3 und 5)

      Oehmigke 1808 - Gewicht in Gramm: 1640 Oehmigke, Berlin, 1801/1805/1808. X, VIII, VI, 374, 400, 346 S. mit zusammen 23 (von 24) altcolorierte Kupfertafeln, original Halbledereinbände/ Halbfranzbände, (etwas berieben u. bestoßen/ Band 1 ohne die Karte von Amerika/ gering stockfleckig/ alter Besitzereintrag auf Titel u. Vorsatz)

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        [Half-title:] The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature.

      London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts,, [1808–10]. 3 volumes, quarto (334 x 271 mm). 20th-century scarlet full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, decorative gilt spines, gilt ornamental panels on sides, broad richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Wood-engraved titles, engraved dedication page (with stipple-engraved head-pieces), 104 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by Bluck, Hill, Stadler, Sutherland, or Harraden after Rowlandson and Pugin. Armorial bookplates of Richard Taylor. A handful of plates with professional repairs to margins (virtually imperceptible), occasional very light offsetting from letterpress to plate. An excellent set with all preliminary leaves as called-for by Tooley. First edition, with the text in the rare first state - the errata entirely uncorrected - of which Tooley remarks: "of the sixty or seventy copies I have examined... I have seen four copies". Watermarks all pre-publication: text 1806 & 1807; plates 1806, 1807 & 1808 (largely the latter), as noted by Abbey. With the Contents leaves in first state and eleven of the fifteen "key plates" in first state, as outlined by Tooley. "Ackermann's The Microcosm of London... is a book of major importance. The architectural drawings were by Augustus Charles Pugin, a French refugee who came to London in about 1798, 'driven from his country either by the horrors of the French Revolution or by private reasons connected with a duel'... His lasting fame rests on his consummate ability as an architectural draughtsman. By a stroke of genius Ackermann engaged Thomas Rowlandson to add human figures to the drawings that Pugin made for The Microcosm, so that the stately, accurate and dignified qualities of that artist are enlivened by the vitality and charm of Regency life as depicted by one of the most vigorous draughtsmen of all time. To turn the leaves of The Microcosm is to take a walk though London at a singularly fortunate moment, observing, as we never can in real life, the scenes of many celebrated incidents in English literature and history: the India House of Charles Lamb, the King's Bench Prison of Dickens, the Foundling Hospital of Captain Coram and Hogarth, the Guildhall bombed by the Luftwaffe, the Newgate of Harrison Ainsworth, the Carlton House of the Prince Regent and so forth" (Alan G. Thomas, Great Books and Book Collectors, 1975, p. 155). This is a splendidly bound copy, the plates - with the preferred pre-publication watermarks - exhibiting a depth and richness of colouring. The Microcosm offers an incomparable panorama of Regency London both high and low, from sedate drawing rooms to the brawling and boozing street life of the metropolis, captured in matchless hand-coloured aquatint by the inspired pairing of Pugin and Rowlandson.

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        Mémoire sur les mines, usines du Royaume de Westphalie; Coup d'oeil général sur la géographie physique du Royaume de Westphalie; Mines et usines qui ont appartenu à la Prusse; Sur les mines et usines du Hanovre et du Pays de Brunswick; Mines et usines à fer; Combustibles fossiles; Mines et usines de la Hesse; Salines du Royaume de Westphalie; Comparaison de la richesse du Royaume de Westphalie avec celles des autres états de l'Europe; Comparaison des ressources minérales de la Saxe, de la Prusse et du Royaume de Westphalie; Pays riches en Mines non compris dans les tableaux statistique en Afrique, Asie et Wirtemberg, Bade, Fürstenberg, Darmstadt, Nassau Usingen etc.; Considérations sur la législation des mines et l'organisation des mines et

      - Manuscript, unpublished, [ca. 1808]. Folio (33.5 x 21.0 cm). 365 pages and 18 folded tables. Contemporary blind speckled boards with two strings.l An important mining manuscript mainly on Westphalia (in western Germany) and other parts of Germany in comparison with other parts of Europe. This manuscript is very legible and includes some corrections and additions. A section in the end seems to be in a different hand. This is the first volume of the 1810-1819 edition of "De la Richese minérale, considérations sur les mines, usines et salines des differents Etats, en particulier du Royaume de Westphalie, pris pour terme de comparaison". It was written during the French Napoleonic war in Germany and differs slightly from the printed version but has less folding tables and no map. Antoine Marie Héron de Villefosse (1774-1852) studied at the "Ecole Polytechnique" and the "Ecole des Mines" during the beginning of the 19th century. In 1803 he became the first mine inspector in Germany, as well as Bohemia and a part of Poland, with a special stress on the province of Westphalia under Jerôme Bonaparte. In 1810 he started working on the final version of his "De la recherche minérale" published in its first edition between 1810 and 1819 in three volumes and an atlas. This is the manuscript of the first volume and the beginning of the basic description of the regulations and observations of mines in Germany during the early 19th century. In 1832 he became "Inspecteur général des Mines de France" under Louis XVIII. He also published several contributions in the famous Journal des Mines (later: Annales des Mines). No other manuscripts by him are known in the "Museum d'Histoire Naturelle or the Ecole des Mines et Ecole Polytechnique". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A map of the State of New York : compiled from the latest authorities : including the turnpike roads now granted, as also the principal common roads connected therewith : intended as well for the student in geography as a directory to the Traveler

      Oxford 1808 - Single sheet, (41 x 50 cm, folded to 14 x 8 cm) includes marbled slip box (foxing, darkened, faded hand coloring, tears along the edges and folds). Early map of New York State mounted on a cloth backing depicting turnpike roads, common roads, and counties. The relief is shown pictorially, with the state borders hand colored for emphasis. The title cartouche includes the recently adopted New York State coat-of-arms, with north indicated by a stylized compass point. For more information on this map, or a warm welcome to see other maps and books of our collection at 72nd Street NYC, please contact Natalie Zadrozna. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robert Baugh's Map of Shropshire ( Large Scale Engraved Map on Nine Sheets 1808 ) Salop

      Robert Baugh, Llanymynech 1808 - Published by Robert Baugh in Llanymynech, Shropshire on August 1st 1808, this is a good example of Baugh's famous Large Scale Map of Shropshire engraved on nine sheets, the engraved area to each sheet measuring 48cm by 48cm, with wide margins, bound in an old marbled paper covered binding with later leather spine and corners, binding measuring 56cm by 40cm approx., this highly detailed map was created in the middle of the industrial revolution, and features many of the Forges, Furnaces, Mines, Coal and Lime Pits, Canals, Inclined Planes, etc, some of which are only known from this map. The map also extends beyond the Shropshire border, especially to the east where it extends to cover Wolverhampton, Walsall & Cannock etc. The covers are rubbed with some staining, internally some offsetting to the maps with some mild browning, some staining to lower corner of last map, and noticeable staining to blank endpapers, old ownership name in pencil to front pastedown else in good general condition, all the maps are pictured so condition can be seen Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, "Carta delle stazioni militari, navigazione, e poste del regno d'Italia. Eseguita nel Deposito Generale della Guerra per ordine del Minisatro della Guerra nell'anno 1808.".

      - dat. 1808, 97 x 132 Coll. Bianconi n. 19. Seltene Karte, wohl von 4 Platten gestochen, in zus. 26 Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Reicht von Brixen im Norden bis San Marino im Süden, von Novara im Westen bis Triest im Osten, die Postrouten sind schematisch noch weiter eingezeichnet, im Norden z.B. bis Wien und München; mit zwei Nebenkarten: Dalmatien und das südlichere Italien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Informacion de los sucesos del Reino de Aragon en los años de 1590 y 1591 en que se advierte los yerros de algunos.

      Imprenta Real., Madrid. 1808 - 16 págs + 232 p. Palau 16100. Buen ejemplar. Primera edición. Posterior, holandesa tela y aguas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la Place d' Alexandre á Berlin. - Ansicht des Alexanders Platzes in Berlin. - Veduta dela Piaza d'Alexandro a Berlina.

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Carmine in Augsburg, nach 1808, 27 x 39,5 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Bd. II, Guckkastenblätter, Carmine Nr. 5. Selten, wie alle Guckkastenblätter von Carmine, zeigt den Alexanderplatz, eine der frühesten Ansichten des zu Ehren Alexander I. von Russland 1805 umbenannten ehemaligen Paradeplatzes in der Königsvorstadt; abgesehen von einem Einriss in der rechten oberen Ecke von guter Erhaltung.

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        Vue de Hotel della Monnoie de Berlin - Ansicht des neuen Münzgebäude in Berlin. - Veduta dela Casa die Moneta a Berlina.

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Carmine in Augsburg, nach 1808, 27 x 39,8 Selten wie alle Guckkastenblätter bei Carmine. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Bd. 2, Guckkastenblätter, Carmine Nr. 4. - Über der Ansicht "Prospect von Berlin" - Zeigt das Münzgebäude am Werder'schen Markt, erbaut 1799 - 1800 an Stelle des abgebrannten Werder'schen Rathauses.

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        Karte Der Gefürsteten Grafschaft Tyrol. Nach Peter Anich und Blasius Huber, mit Benützung der neuesten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen, nebst Anzeige der Kreise und deren Unterabtheilungen, Decanate, Pfarreyen, Vicariate, dann wesentlichen Verbesserungen nach de Sardagna und Schmid entworfen und gezeichnet von Iohann Nep. Diewald. Nürnberg, bey Homanns Erben, 1808. - I.W. Stadelmann sculp. Nürnb.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. J.W. Stadelmann n. Johann Nepomuk Diewald b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1808, 62,5 x 87,5 Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese Nell Antica Cartografia, Seite 97 (wird dort nur erwähnt). - Tirol-Karte von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Zeigt die gefürstete Grafschaft Tirol zwischen Bodensee, Berchtesgaden, Lac d'Iseo und Treviso. - Unten rechts Titel. - Unten links "Ietzige Eintheilung des Landes" mit der Einteilung in Innkreis, Etschkreis und Eisachkreis und Angaben der Bäder, Sauerbunnen, Gesundbrunnen, Berg- Schmelz- und Hammerwerke sowie Messingfabrik und Steinkohlenvorkommen. - Seltene Tirol Karte nach den Vorlagen von Peter Ansich und Blasius Hueber sowie der Mitarbeit an den Verbesserungen und Bereicherungen durch die Geografen Benedikt von Sardagna und Georg Schmidt!

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        Recherches Critiques Et Historiques Sur La Langue Et La Litterature De L' Egypte

      Paris: De L'Imprimerie Imperiale. Good with no dust jacket. 1808. First Edition. Hardcover. xii/307 pages; Étienne Marc Quatremère was a French Orientalist. Born into a Jansenist family, Étienne and his mother, who knew Latin, had to go into hiding in the countryside when his father, a clothing merchant made a member of the French nobility by king Louis XV of France with the mention by the king to continue in his trading and shop keeping however, was executed in 1793 during the French Revolution. Later he studied Arabic under Silvestre de Sacy, (1758–1838) , a member of the French nobility since 1813 and the son of a public notary with Jewish roots, becoming later a rector at the University of Paris, in the School of Living Oriental Languages. Quatremère's first work was "Recherches ... Sur la langue et la littérature de l'Egypte" (1808) , showing that the language of ancient Egypt must be sought in Coptic. Width: 6.25" Height: 9". Bound in blue paper-covered boards. There are two faded paper labels affixed to the spine. The exterior displays moderate to significant soiling/darkening at the edges and along the spine. The front board is detaching. The pages exhibit light age toning, light scattered foxing in some margins, faint tide markings at the head of some pages, and moderate soiling along the edges of the text block. Bnotwithstandng the leaves are bright white and the printing is clear. Book dealer's label is affixed to the front pastedown. It should be noted that pages 1/2 and pages 15/16 appear twice in this volume--the first time bound in between the preface and the beginning of the text, and the second in their rightful places. Antique French Egyptology Coptic Language. Antique French Egyptology Coptic LanguageWidth: 6.25" Height: 9" ; 0 .

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        Aussprüche des reinen Herzens und der philosophierenden Vernunft über die der Menschlichkeit wichtigsten Gegenstände. Zusammen getragen aus den Schriften älterer und neuerer Denker von J.H. Wyttenbach, Bibliothekar und Professor an der Centralschule in Trier und J. A. Nevrohr, der Philosophie, Medicin und Chirugie Doctor und praktischer Arzt zu Bergzabern im Nieder-Rhein.

      Leipzig (Bd. 3: Jena), Roch & Compagnie (Bd. 2: Fr. Gleditsch, Bd. 3: Hempelsche Buchhandlung)) 1799-1808. - Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage (Bd. 3: Erste Auflage). XVI, 632; VIII, 216; VI, 488 Seiten. Uniforme zeitgenössische marmorierte Ganzlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschild. Mischauflage, der dritte Band mit der Titel der Erstauflage "Aussprüche der philosophirenden Vernunft und des reinen Herzens über die der Menschheit wichtigsten Gegenstände, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die kritische Philosophie". Seltene Publikation des Trierer Gelehrten und ersten Stadtbibliothekars Johann Hugo Wyttenbach (1767-1848). "Ueber die Jugend Wyttenbach’s wissen wir nichts, er begegnet uns zuerst in der allerdings sehr erlauchten Gesellschaft Goethe’s. welcher gelegentlich der Campagne in Frankreich, 1792, zweimal, auf dem Hinweg nach der Champagne und auf dem Rückzug von Valmy, Trier passirte. Hier besuchte ihn, wie er selbst (Camp. in Frankr. 28. Oct., WW. Stuttg. 1867 XXI 100) erzählt, 'ein junger Schullehrer, der ihm verschiedene Journale mittheilte und Gelegenheit gab zu erfreulichen Unterhaltungen. Er zeigte sich in der Kantischen Philosophie unterrichtet und Goethe glaubte ihm hier nützlich sein zu können'.In den langen Jahren zwischen 1795 und 1848 gab es Niemand in Trier, dem die Wissenschaft und Litteratur mehr als ihm geschuldet hätte. Nächst der Stadtbibliothek und dem Gymnasium war es namentlich die „Gesellschaft für nützliche Forschungen", welche, unter Napoleon gestiftet und bis heute blühend, seine Thätigkeit in Anspruch nahm. Er war sozusagen die Seele aller auf Erforschung der Trierischen Geschichte und Alterthümer ausgehenden Bestrebungen und der geborene Conservator unserer Denkmäler." (F.X. Kraus in ADB, Band 44 (1898), S 431ff.)

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        Beleuchtungen der Truggestalten in freymaurerischer Hülle.

      Philadelphia (= Berlin, Schöne), 1808, - in-8vo, VIII + 475 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. gest. Titel (mitpag.). Interims-Umschl. d. Zeit, fleckig u. mit Läsuren. Erste Ausgabe. "Selten. Abhandlung über Geschichte, Wesen der Freimaurerei, maurerische Systeme usw. Leitmotiv: eine Schule zu jesuitischer Weltbeherrschung" (W.). - Vereinzelt Ränder etw. angestaubt; erstes Bl. d. Inhaltsverz. mit Papierfehler im Fußsteg ohne Textberührung; unbeschnitten.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wolfstieg 1395. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Profecia politica, verificada no que está succedendo aos Portuguezes pela sua céga affeição aos Inglezes: escrita depois do terremoto do anno de 1755, e publicada por ordem superior no anno de 1762, em Madrid. Traduzida do Hespanhol

      Na Typografia Rollandiana, Lisboa 1808 - 188pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary full tree calf, spine lettered in gold and decorated with gilt floral motifs. Printed on light blue paper. With chapters on Portugal's industry, commerce, gold mining in Brazil, and more. Also includes a historical description of the Great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper, light wear to covers, tiny wormhole affecting about forty leaves. A very good+ copy. Text in Portuguese. Not in Sabin. ; 24mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber den Bau der Erde in dem Alpen-Gebirge zwischen 12 Längen- und 2-4 Breitengraden nebst einigen Betrachtungen über die Gebirge und den Bau der Erde überhaupt. Erster und zweiter Band.

      Zürich: Orell, Füssli und Compagnie, 1808. Originalausgabe 408, 428 S. Hardcover 2 Bände. Sehr seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Es fehlen die geognostischen Karten. Blaue Pappbände mit roten Rückenschildchen, berieben und bestoßen. Bindungen fest. Seiten leicht gebräunt. Text sauber. Weitere Informationen und Fotos gerne auf Anfrage! petrominera_alt mbx002 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Teilansicht, Petrowski-Putewoj-Palast, "Das Kaiserliche Sommer Schloß Petrosski bei Moscau".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Carmine in Augsburg, nach 1808, 27,5 x 39,7 Ritter et al., Die Guckkastenblätter des Augsburger Kunstverlegers Joseph Carmine, in: Gestochen in Augsburg, p. 202. Selten, wie alle Guckkastenblätter von Carmine, zeigt den zwischen 1776 und 1780 durch den Architekten Matwei Fjodorowitsch Kasakow errichteten Petrowski-Putewoj-Palast, der letzten Übernachtungsstation bei königlichen Reisen von St. Petersburg nach Moskau, heute als Luxushotel genutzt; aus der nummerierten Ausgabe der Serie; ein Einriss oben bis knapp in die Darstellung reichend hinterlegt, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        ROMANTIC TALES ... In Four Volumes ..

      London: Printed by D. N. Shury, 7, Berwick Street, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1808.. 12mo, four volumes: pp. [i-vii] viii-xxiii [xxiv] [1-3] 4-307 [308: blank]; [i-iv] [1-3] 4-335 [336: blank]; [i-iv] [1-3] 4-276; [i-iv] [1-3] 4-325 [326: blank], rebound in full brown calf, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. First edition. Lewis's Gothic sampler, interspersed with nightmare and graveyard verse, "contains examples of oriental, Germanic, medieval, and monastic Gothicism in both the terrific and horrific modes. Robert D. Spector observes that although these tales are pure Gothic, Lewis 'had toned down the ghastly, supernatural elements which had made THE MONK a sensational, although infamous, success.' Yet, Lewis's fondness for an ugly macabre as well as a sadistic supernatural is still very clearly in evidence. In fact, Poe's title, 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,' could serve as a title for the Gothic variety of Lewis's collection. As may be judged from the modern reprintings of several stories, each of the prose tales is long enough to qualify as a Gothic novella. In their order, the tales are: MISTRUST: OR, BLANCH AND OSBRIGHT, A FEUDAL ROMANCE (medieval Gothic adapted from a drama by von Kleist, THE FAMILY OF SCHROFFENSTEIN); THE ANACONDA (an East Indian story using the natural horror associated with a serpent); THE FOUR FACARDINS (a Gothic Marchen with touches of the Schauerromantik); MY UNCLE'S GARRET WINDOW (domestic or neighborhood Gothic whose theme bears comparison with Hawthorne's story of connubial espionage, 'Wakefield'); AMORASSAN: OR, THE SPIRIT OF THE FROZEN OCEAN (orientalized Gothic containing strong reminders of Beckford's VATHEK). Although THE ANACONDA has a quality of cruel horror which might have appealed to Ambrose Bierce and THE FOUR FACARDINS is overrun with Schauerromantik effects, the story which seems the most conventionally Gothic and which bears the closest resemblance to the repellent excitement of THE MONK is MISTRUST: OR, BLANCHE AND OSBRIGHT." - Frank, The First Gothics 247. ROMANTIC TALES was a very popular collection which was more than once reprinted in its entirety and favorite tales were published sometimes separately, sometimes with other pieces by Lewis, and sometimes even with pieces not from his pen. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1808: 72. Summers, pp. 484-86. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 139. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Ex-library Public Library Kansas City, Missouri, with their perforated stamps on half title and title leaves, ink stamps on versos of title leaves. Library number written along fore-edge of page 13 of volume one; a few early leaves tanned and stain on page 159 of volume three, otherwise internally crisp and clean, a nice copy overall. (#153282)

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        Voyage autour de mon Jardin, Illustre par MM. Freeman, L. Marvy, Steinheil, Meissonier, Gavarni, Daubigny et Catenacci, (IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE)

      mit 8 handkolorierten Stahlstichen, zahlreichen Holzschnitten [iv], 416 Seiten 19x28, dunkles farbig illustriertes und reich goldgeprägtes O Ln mit prächtigem Voll-Goldschnitt UNGEWÖHNLICH GUT ERHALTENES EXEMPLAR, am Rücken sehr behutsam restauriert, innen teils fleckig, an den Rändern leicht gebräunt, Karr (1808-1890) a prominent journalist in Paris until his unrestrained criticism of the rise of Napoleon III led to his relocation to the Cote dAzur, where he devoted himself to horticulture and novel-writing. This classic account of the pleasures of his garden was first published in 1845 and went through numerous editions, of which this beautifully illustrated and bound version is certainly the best. In 1874, Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, "Use the money I sent you to buy Alphonse Karrs Voyage autour de mon jardin. You really should buy it, I want you to read it."

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        A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory.

      1808 - Philadelphia, 1808. 1st & only American edition. Only American Edition of Maxwell's Commercial Law Dictionary Maxwell, John Irving. A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks, &c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c. With Many Additions for the Use of the American Merchant. Philadelphia: Published by William P. Farrand and Co., 1808. [xv], [1], 251 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown, negligible faint dampstaining to front board. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, minor wormholes near upper corner of preliminaries and a few other leaves, chip to fore-edge of Leaf X4 (pp. 233-234) with minor loss to text, legibility not affected, very faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Early owner signature and annotations to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. $750. * Only American edition. First published in London in 1802, this is an unusual alphabetical compendium dealing strictly with matters of commerce, such as bills of exchange and promissory notes. Maxwell was also the author of The Spirit of Maritime Laws and the delightfully titled Hints for Protecting the Public Against the Extortion and Insolence of Hackney-Coachmen. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2551. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thopographische Kunde von der Hauptstadt Grätz, oder: Aufzählung der merkwürdigsten Gegenstände, welche auf das Leben, die Geistes-Cultur, und die Gesundheit der Einwohner dieser Stadt den nächsten Bezug haben.

      Graz, Joh. Andreas Kienreich, 1808. - Erstausgabe. - Enth. die zwei Abteilungen „Der Prospect der Hauptstadt Grätz nach den vornehmsten historischen und physikalischen Momenten dargestellt" sowie „Die Bewohner der Hauptstadt Grätz in ihren vorzüglichsten physischen und moralischen Berührungspuncten, und Verhältnissen betrachtet" (mit Kapiteln wie „Ehen", „Sprache", „Animalische Nahrung", „Vegetabilische Nahrung", „Getränke", „Kleidung", „Erziehung", „Schulen", „Gymnastik", „Bibliothek, Lectüre und Literatur", „Aufklärung", „Modesucht und Luxus", „Erlustigungen", „Krankheiten und Arzneyen" usw.). - Einband berieben u. (bes. Ecken u. Kapitale) bestoßen. Kl. alter Namensstempel a. Titel. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Sehr selten. - Schlossar 257. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 4 Bll., 244 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I. Geschichte der Herzogthümer Schleswig und Hollstein. 4 Bde. Flensburg u. Leipzig, Korten, 1775-79. Mit 1 gestoch. Titelvign. u. 3 mehrf. gefalt. Stammtaf.- II. Geschichte (...) unter dem Oldenburgischen Hause... (Tle 3 u. 4 fortgesetzt v. D.H. Hegewisch). 4 Bde. Kiel, 1781-1802.- Zusammen 8 Bände. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. u. RVerg. (teilweise beschabt, Rückenschilder fehlen meist).

      Komplette Reihe des bekannten Werkes vom Beginn der Landesgeschichte bis 1808.- 2 Bände mit leichtem Feuchtfleck in unterer weißer Außenecke, sonst nur vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig.- Aus der Bibliothek von Graf Heinrich Baudissin (Gut Knoop 1753-1818) und seiner Frau Caroline (geb. Gräfin Schimmelmann).

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        Elementi dell'arte statistica

      1808. CAGNAZZI de Samuele Luca. Elementi dell'arte statistica. Parte prima e seconda. Napoli, nella Stamperia Flautina, 1808-1809. In 8vo; pp.XXIV,224; VIII,336. Due tavole spieghevoli. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Edizione originale rara. Luca de Samuele Cagnazzi (Altamura, 28 ottobre 1764-Napoli, 26 settembre 1852). Einaudi I, 775. Treccani.it: "La sua notorietà è particolarmente legata agli studi di statistica. Il Cagnazzi fu infatti il primo in Italia ad esporre i fini ed i limiti della nuova scienza e ad uscire dalle incertezze in cui si era dibattuto Melchiorre Gioia. Alla vigilia dell'occupazione francese, incaricato di redigere un censimento degli uomini atti alle armi, compilò una Tavola statistica, alla quale seguì la pubblicazione della prima opera organica sulla materia apparsa in Italia: Elementi dell'arte statistica, pubblicati in due parti fra il 1808-1809, a Napoli. Il nucleo dell'opera, che non contiene dati statistici ma principi generali sul fine da conseguire e sulle questioni di metodo, è costituito da ampie considerazioni sullo "stato delle scienze economiche"; scienze che il C. esorta ad abbracciare nella totalità. Dal quadro che ne risulta emergono gli scopi pratici dell'economia che, nel pensiero del C., riguardano tutti i fattori utili al progresso dell'umanità, fondati su un'adeguata preparazione morale e politica".

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        Il collezionista di opere d'arte

      1808 - Acquaforte, 1808, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Edita da H. Humphreys a Londra. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'opera raffigura, nello stile satirico tipico del Gillray, il ritratto di George Granville (1758–1833), secondo Duca di Stafford, all'ingresso della casa d'aste Christie's nel 1808. Etching, 1808, signed at lower left. A fine impression, printed on wove paper, trimmed to the platemark, very good condition. Published by H. Humphreys, London. This print is the satirical portrait of George Granville (1758–1833), the 2nd Marquis of Stafford walking into Christie's Auction House. Wright & Evans 560; British Museum Satires VIII.11076; Grego, p. 360; reprint G.W.G. (1830) II.66; Godfrey, Gillray 180B Dimensioni 200 260mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE HISTORY OF BARBADOS From the First Discovery of the Island in the Year 1605 till the Accession of Lord Seaforth 1801

      J. Mawman, 1808. 1st edn. 4to. Contemporary full tree calf recently rebacked with gilt lettered brown calf (corners lightly scuffed and pitted - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xxix + 668 with errata slip bound-in between title page and preface (pages bright and unmarked; no inscriptions).

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        Rathaus, Börse und innerer Hafen ('De Stad en Haven van Embden van Binnen, met het Stadthuis en de Beurs').

      - Kupferstich v. R. Vinkeles & D. Vrydag n. Gottfried Arnold Lehmann b. F. Bohn, 1808, 15,5 x 22

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        The Garden of the Soul. Or, a Manual of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians who, living in the World, aspire to Devotion. SCARCE KEATING EDITION

      Printed by Keating Brown & Co., 38 Duke-street, Grosvenor-square,, 1808. 12mo. with a table in the text neat mid-nineteenth signature on front free endpaper; contemporary calf back with flat bands ruled in gilt second compartment with black leather label ruled and lettered in gilt all other compartments ruled and tooled in gil Bishop Challoner's prayer book for the laity was first published in 1740. A VERY SCARCE EDITION. No copy is listed in BLPC or COPAC.

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        Carl Friedrich LESSING (1808-1880) HUILE SUR PAPIER DUSSELDORF TABLEAU

      - Carl Friedrich LESSING (1808-1880) HUILE SUR PAPIER DUSSELDORF TABLEAU

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        Paleis op de Dam - ets met aquatint, 1808-1825.

      Paleis op de Dam - "Vue du Palais Royal ? Amsterdam"Ets en aquatint uitgegeven door J.L. van Bever tussen 1808-1825. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 49,5 x 76,5 cm.Gezicht op de Dam nadat de Waag is afgebroken, met Paleis en Nieuwe Kerk. Op de voorgrond veel activiteiten, zoals groentenverkoopsters, een schoenpoetser, wandelstokverkoper, een vertrekkende postkoets, een kruier. Links op de hoek met de toenmalige Beurssteeg een verkoopster van het Hoeden Magazijn die voor haar winkel klanten groet.Het waren magere jaren voor Amsterdam. De handel en scheepvaart in de Amsterdamse haven sterk afgenomen. De toegangsroutes waren verzand, er waren oorlogen met Frankrijk met Engeland en ook het embargo van Engelse producten op het Europese vaste land, had tot gevolg dat de ooit zo bloeiende haven bijna kon worden gesloten. Pas met de opening van het door koning Willem I ge?nitieerde Noordhollandsch Kanaal in 1824 nam het scheepvaartverkeer van en naar Amsterdam weer toe en klimt de stad langzaam weer uit het dal.Prijs: ? 2.250,- (excl. lijst).

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        Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora; A Voyage from Bussora to Bombay, and along the Western Coast of India; A Voyage from Bombay to Mocha and Suez in the Red Sea; and a Journey from Suez to Cairo and Rosetta in Egypt.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - Quarto (263 × 208 mm). Recent half calf to style, marbled boards, red morocco label, compartments enclosing elliptical roundels formed by gilt gallery and disc roll. Frontispiece somewhat browned, a little creased and with a small repair at the inner margin, overall a little browned, a minor paper repairs to corners of a few leaves, slight damp cockling in the lower margin, particularly towards the rear, but remains a very copy. Frontispiece of Baghdad, plate of Antioch, both uncoloured aquatints. First edition. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol, but in 1767 was approached by the Turkey Company to become their "consul and marine factor" at Iskenderun, Aleppo's port, where he worked for six years before ill-health forced him to resign. Subsequently he travelled extensively for "commercial speculation, making several journeys in Asia Minor in 1772–4, and travelling from Iskenderun through the mountains to Aleppo. From there he crossed the desert to Baghdad, where he stayed between May and October 1774. He travelled up the Euphrates to Hillah and downriver to Basrah, where he was during the siege by a Persian army in 1775. He next visited Bombay, and then – ever inquisitive – made a lengthy voyage along the west coast of India as far as Goa, returning to Bombay early in 1776. In 1778 he travelled via the Red Sea and Egypt, and visited Mocha, Suez, Cairo, and Rosetta. Having returned to Europe in the same year he retired to Leghorn, where he died in 1785." He left his manuscript account to his brother-in-law, the Revd John Berjew of Bristol, whose son, the Revd John Paine Berjew, edited it for publication. Parsons was as curious and attentive traveller, his observations giving "insights into the various places that he visited, including Bombay, Mocha, and Cairo. Everywhere he took much interest in commerce, government, and ways of life", of particular interest are his account of the preparations at Cairo for the inundation of the Nile, and of its effects; and his description of "the 216 groups making up the grand procession of pilgrims to Mecca". Abbey notes an octavo edition of 1802, apparently in error. Abbey, Travel 348; Atabey 927; not in Blackmer; Gay 104; Hamilton, Arcadian Library 12649. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes

      London: Jones and Bumford,. Fine with no dust jacket. 1808. Second Edition. Hardcover. This is an extremely scarce set of Golbery's extensive account of his travels in Africa inThe set is in fair antiquarian condition. It is a married set, with Vol. I slightly smaller than Vol. II, but the title pages and pagination are as they should be. Volume I has a folding plan of the Island of Goree at the frontis as well as a folding chart of the Senegal River. Vol. II has a frontis plate of an elephant, two plates of indigenous Africans (including one indicating that these natives are free men), two plates (duplicate) of a two-humped Dromedary camel (!), one plate showing a boa constrictor attacking a tiger, and one plate with a view of Isle St. Louis in the Senegal. The large map of Africa is not present. All text pages are present, [ii], 362, [vi] 373, [xvi] and 6 plates at the rear. The books are 12mos measuring 7” x 4” and 7.25” x 4,25: Both are bound in what appears to be the original bindings. Vol. I has calf spine and corners with marbled hard covers which are quite worn. Interior is foxed with browning, some old ownership signatures, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Vol. II has a paper spine with blue hard paper boards, spine covering mostly perished but book still holding together. Interior blanks are gone, first plate and title page quite foxed, rear plates cleaner, but otherwise clean and unmarked. A worn set but one that is textually complete with most plates and folding plans. Golbery's account of his travels in Western Africa provide an excellent overview of the indigenous people, their customs, habits and industry. It includes much on gold mining and the natural history of the region. Golbery (1742-1822) was encouraged to go on a travel adventure by Louis XVI, who was upset by Capt. Cook's naval exploits for the rival England. Louis wanted to show the territorial superiority of France and the French had just taken Senegal back in 1783. France's power in Africa and favorable local circumstances made it possible for Golbery to attain important discoveries in the interior of the continent. Golbery – who was profoundly anti-slavery – celebrated the end of French slavery in Africa in the book (sadly, Napoleon shortly thereafter restored slavery). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        A Collection of The Best And Most Interesting Voyages And Travels In All Parts Of The World¿

      Longman, London 1808 - 17 vols. Contemporary full diced calf boards with 19th C. calf spines. A fine set containing 210 of a possible 211 plates (as called for, although other copies sited appear to be complete with 210: may be misbound). (Seems to lack plate 4 at p. 168 ¿Part of the New City of Alexandria¿ in Vol XV, but may be misbound in this copy). A fine example of this set in an early and handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Hurlingham, near Fulham in Middlesex, the Seat of John Ellis, Esq.

      Two aquatint plates (522 x 360 mm., sheet size), showing Hurlingham House (now the Hurlingham Club) for John Ellis, designed by George Byfield (c. 1756-1813), and built between 1797 and 1798. Colvin notes that, 'At the time of his death Byfield was described as 'an eminent architect, who has built several Goals, and for many years has made this branch of his profession his particular study'. In addition he designed or made alterations to a number of country houses in Worcestershire Plan of the principal story (300 x 392 mm., to the platemark), elevation of the principal front (290 x 475 mm., to the platemark).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Compendio Della Storia Sacra e Politica di Ferrara, 6 vols

      Pe' Socj Bianchi e Negri, Ferrara 1808 - Six volumes. First edition, published 1808-1810. Mid-19th Century binding (probably German) in cloth-backed patterened boards, clean unmarked text, Very Good copies, some foxing or discoloration to the pages and page-edges, covers with some rubbing and wear, no dust jackets. Text in Italian. Uncommon set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Anecdotes Of Painters Who Have Been Born In England With Critical Remarks On Their Productions

      Leigh And Sotheby, 1808. FIRST EDITION 1808. Published by Leigh And Sotheby. Lovely clean book internally, 1/- in pencil on front pastedown. Inscription on fep. Browning on title page made by portrait on frontispiece. Barely any foxing. Errata page and 327 pages. Tight book in original full leather boards which are worn on the edges, spine has missing pieces at top and btm and is worn. Title barely readable on spine. A rare title. . First Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: Hibernia Books]
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